Come celebrate the Spring with us and an amazingly talented lineup filled with many our favorite performers at COLLAGE CARNIVAL!
2 stages of music featuring:
Eumatik is a living, trance-inducing, funk-blasting, dance mechanism that stimulates the mind by being harmonically innovative and experimental, yet easily accessible in the conventions of modern electronica. What makes their approach to music so interesting is their ability to allure the listener with catchy hooks, slowly lead them outside their accustomed musical boundaries by means of developing harmony, and finally bring them back within a single composition. This is accomplished by fusing a diverse variety of musical techniques that range from jazz theory to 18th century counterpoint. Although their music is thoroughly composed, it contains lengthy sections of improvisation that make every live show unique. Eumatik brings elements of hip hop, funk, trance, jazz, dubstep and disco into ideas that reorder the perception of its own genre-based facade by tastefully covering an incredibly large range of musical concepts. Another important aspect that contributes to their thumb-print sound is their mix of vintage keyboards with ultra-modern sound design and synthesis.
As much of their time off-stage is spent organizing and maintaining a focused outlook on each composition, Eumatik is constantly looking for fresh and innovative ways to use music technology as a tool for improvisation. When they’re on-stage, they strive to keep the crowd dancing while making sure everything is melodically and harmonically interesting at the same time. While performing, the overall form and direction is controlled by Josh Lockwood, who utilizes Abelton Live along with an Akai MPK and APC. Jazz pianist, Ashton Kleemann, is constantly playing signature parts on various keyboards along with a MIDI-keyboard that Josh runs Ableton effects through. This MIDI-keyboard directly interacts with what is being played live to create a bizarre and unique atmosphere of band member communication. Mix in the organic sounds of their live drummer, Derek Shelton, and you hear the UFO-summoning, twist-bopping, trance-inducing, disco-fever-catching sounds that are Eumatik.
Magnetic combines the most exciting elements of Bass, Electro, Glitch and Progressive music. Performances blend original tracks, remixes and favorites into completely unique sets. His ear for mixing and track selection never ceases to energize crowds and leave a lasting buzz that continues to build a loyal fanbase.
Magnetic recently made appearances at Rootwire Music and Arts Festival and Hoopla in the Hills and has shared stages with Conspirator, Break Science, Archnemesis, Ill-Esha, Phutureprimitive, The Malah, Signal Path, Zoogma, Dopapod, SuperVision, Cosby Sweater, Kaleidoscope Jukebox and more.
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You’re about to embark on a very exciting adventure.
A journey which along the way will bring to you new color, new dimension and a new experience. Let your minds eye go wild.
Every atom of your being is animated by its action.
From an invisible source comes blunted breaks, deep bass, ethnic elements from around the world, lush keyboards,warm brass and samples from the caverns of yore…
The music emitting from this jukebox takes you on a kaleidoscopic journey thru the past, present and future. A deep space beam which hints at dub, hip hop, downtempo, soul, funk, latin, jazz.
All captured forever in Hi-Fi.
…I am one with its rhythm…
While Kaleidoscope Jukebox is centered around the production of Clint Carty, he is very thankful to work with such great artists as Andrew, Aaron, Meredith, Eric and others.
Bless you all!
This is Bad Dagger.
The world’s original innovators of and only true source for pure, high-grade Electrosexymetal.™
Established in earnest: 2012
Disco, Metal, House. The 3 words most commonly used to describe the aggressive and highly-energized audio/visual experience that is Bad Dagger. Since first coming on to the scene as a group in early 2012, these 2 dynamic and talented artists have impressed and entertained audiences with their creative and unique presentation of audio production and musical performance. Bad Dagger has appropriately been called less of a band, and more closely resembling “one instrument that takes multiple people to play.”
Based in Indianapolis, IN, Bad Dagger is currently comprised of 2 members. Cameron Reel provides live audio production (synths, basses, pads, leads via Ableton/ MacBook Pro) as well playing bass guitar. On drum set and sample pad, Eddie Roodvoets provides an intense and nonstop energy to the music. Extremely danceable and cinematic, this act has a tendency to switch gears without warning, making it possible to touch on a wide array of genres in each set. They make use of this versatility with relentless passion and vigor.
Their blend of musical genres is indeed unique. Nothing sounds like Bad Dagger. Monumental and sublime at times, then hard, dark and anchored at others. A typical Bad Dagger set is certainly wide in scope, touching on elements of Electro, House, Metal, Prog, Funk, Disco, and Big Beat. These elements and more combine in such a way that Bad Dagger leaves each audience member with a sense of having an experience rather than just having seen a concert.
EDM, Dance, Experamental, House, Electro, Dutch, Breaks, future Bass, Dubstep, Grime, moombahton, Hiphop, Underground, Funktronic, Triphop, Glitchhop, Trap, Psychedelic, and more.
Mikey Klingman AKA Kid Nappa, formally known at dj Kleann has been working his way across the country rocking the dance floors of many clubs, venues, warehouses, performing with acts such as Figure, The Killabits, Startey, and Gangsta Fun, to name a few.
As a child Mikey was fascinated by the UNDERGROUND scene, he found interest in things such as Break Dancing, Graffiti /Urban Art, Skate Boarding, and practically anything creative or outside of the mainstream. His early music influences were Punk, Hardcore, Underground Hiphop, and similar genres. After expanding his musical perception as a young teen he explored other genres such as Indie Rock, Experimental, Dance, and eventually expanded to EDM. At the age of 14 he was enticed to enter the rave/underground dance scene and was exposed to artist such as Diesel Boy, Ak1200, Freaky Flow and many more. In fact the first big underground dance event was Flux at a dance hall across from the historical Madison Theater in Covington KY. During the show he was invited backstage for the headliners DnB/Jungle turntablist set (Freaky Flow). With that experience and the influence of a close friend who got his first set of turntables gifted from Indianapolis DJ Cool Hand Lex he started to DJ.
After Working his way around the Midwest, the excitement of rocking crowds started to manifest along with the excitement of reproducing tunes that create those unforgettable feelings within . Now combining his turntablist/controllerist influences, his production works, and his love for creative expression. He has currently found him himself always pushing to spread the love, excitement, and experience of music to the world hoping to change lives along the way.
Rob is originally from Lancaster, PA and began his passion for music at an early age. Originally playing classical violin, Rob soon pursued other passions in the music world. His influences include trent resnor, pink floyd, and dieselboy. he began his DJing about 10 years ago and has steadily learned the ins-and-outs. He currently resides in Indianapolis playing several shows a week at Indy’s Moustrap and Doc’s Music Hall in Muncie. He is signed on the G9 Collective as of August 2012 and Cosmic Promotions since May 2012.
Sphie is a singer, yogini and visionary. Musically, she blends pop, soul and R&B with eclectic and operatic undertones. As a songwriter, she has written and co-produced five albums. As a visual artist, she utilizes costume design and music video production as a medium.
As an ERYT200 yoga instructor, she is motivated by a deep compassion for all humanity and offers classes and workshops to initiate connectedness, inspiration and self-love. She offers a unique blend of asana with music, meditation and a deeper connection to the infinite through divine and unconditional love.
Echo Mecca is an all-original electronic duo who continues to bend genres and twist digital and organic instruments to forge their own unique sound! With influences ranging from trip hop to punk to psychedelic to dance music, members Stephanie Sayre Filson and Brad Hoffman keep bringing fresh, groovy, high energy goodness to music lovers everywhere!
Definitely not to be mistaken for a down tempo band, genre-fluid Echo Mecca produces and performs all-original electronica that is simultaneously driving, enchanting and groovy … all laced with live, sultry, powerful, jazz/soul-infused vocals and thought-provoking lyrics, live Ableton production, live 6-string bass (Brad) and live trumpet (Steph) that get audiences moving and keep them dancing!
Echo Mecca has been shattering preconceived ideas about electronic music since their start in 2012. With a 10-song debut album (‘ …And Nothing More’, 2014) and a second full-length album already recorded and planned for released in 2017, Echo Mecca has become the chameleons of the regional jam band, jamtronic and electronic music scenes.
Echo Mecca more than doubled their live performances between 2015 and 2016, with more than 40 dates including festival appearances at the Rootwire Transformational ARTS Festival, OH; [email protected] Ranch Festival, OH; Kinetic Fire Festival, OH; Cirque De Virgo, KY; Geek Out 3.0, OH; Rock the Farm Festival, OH; the Sine Waves Music Festival, OH; the Adjust Your Eyes Music and Arts Festival, OH; and a special appearance at the 2016 Dayton Surrealist Ball.
The band has performed in some excellent music venues, including Skully’s Music Diner and Woodlands Tavern in Columbus, OH; Oregon Express and Blind Bob’s Bar in Dayton, OH; Peach’s Grill in Yellow Springs, OH; 123 Pleasant Street in Morgantown, WV; DRXVMS, in Athens, OH; as well as the annual Athens (Ohio University) Halloween Block Party!
The duo has established a solid fan base and steady work in the Dayton and Cincinnati areas, as well as in Athens and across central and southern Ohio. The act has steadily been gaining ground in Columbus and northern Ohio, and has 2017 dates already confirmed in West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana and New York, including confirmed bookings at the Rootwire Transformational ARTS Festival, OH; and the Playthink Festival, KY … as well as others soon to be announced!
Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr: @echomecca
Visuals by: Double Negative Design
Fire performances by:
Dan Hoops, Harrison Becher, Jessica Mardini , Rodmeow & Hailyn Hoops
Aerial Performances by:
Amy Hanners & Madison Hart
Live Painting courtesy of: