DMVU, Ternion Sound & Joe Nice – Fargo,ND
DEEP DARK AND DANGEROUS
Matthew Jones, aka DMVU, is etching an indelible mark into the future of bass music. His productions drip with evocative and narrative environments that are at once exciting and new, yet familiar and contemplative. Perhaps that’s why he’s garnered support from Noisia and Boombox Cartel, toured with Yheti, recently made appearances on Dirt Monkey’s Rise Of The Octopeel tour, co-headlined a run of dates with Of The Trees, and shared the stage with Tipper and Claude Von Stroke. Oh, and he just got off tour with Herobust. He’s fresh off of a full length EP, “Moon Man”, an official remix of Zed’s Dead “KILL EM” and is releasing music with his writing partner under the moniker “Ghost Creek”.
Still, the trifecta is greater than the sum of its parts. As producers, each artist brings their individual strengths to the studio, where they tend to adopt complementary, but fluid roles (Apparition is the ideas man, Nostalgia is a master of refinement, and Johnny Foreplay is tasked to “research & development”). But Ternion Sound’s true powers are revealed on the decks. As DJ’s, the three are in their element performing together. They feed off each others’ energy, and spit their fire back onto the dance floor. Every set from Ternion Sound is a surprise experience, even for the artists themselves. On the decks, they always improvise – and they aren’t afraid to stray from the realm of 140. They recently celebrated their shared passion for dance music in all its renditions in their recent set at the prolific Minneapolis techno night Communion.
As DJs and producers, Ternion Sound’s excitement for esoteric sounds and boundary-bending styles plays out as a subtle, but potent contagion – but don’t expect this beast to back away from dubstep’s tradition. The three are natural apostolates of “Moving people through sound, not hype”: for both the Sub.mission Agency artists and their audience, Ternion Sound’s Denver debut at The Black Box this June felt more like a homecoming. As the global dubstep scene evolves, the stateside spawn is already recognizable as its triple-faced leader, but beware: this fledgling beast has yet to reach its final form.
Born in Southampton, United Kingdom, growing up in Baltimore, MD, USA but now based between Vancouver, British Columbia and Baltimore, Maryland, Joe Nice is universally recognized as the ambassador of the dubstep sound in North America and has been highly instrumental in the growth and success of dubstep and bass music for the past eighteen years. Essentially, he played dubstep before the genre had a name. He is North America’s first and most respected dubstep DJ and is globally known as one of the most genuine and talented artists in the dubstep community..
He is the first American-based DJ to play on London pirate radio, Rinse FM, the first American-based DJ to play the legendary DMZ bi-monthly bash, and the first American-based DJ to play FWD>> @ Plastic People. In 2007, he was proudly selected as one of URB magazine’s NEXT 100. In July 2011, Nice became a resident DJ at a new dubstep night in New York City, Reconstrvct. In May 2012, Joe transitioned his monthly radio show from Gourmetbeats.com to the award-winning SubFM, where his GourmetBeats radio show is heard on the second Tuesday of each month, 7 pm – 9 pm EST. On the 2015 edition of the dubstepforum.com awards, Joe received the most votes in the “Best DJ” and “Best Radio Show” categories. Also in 2015, Joe created his record label, GourmetBeats, which releases new music on vinyl and digital formats and features leading and upcoming worldwide dubstep production talent. In September 2019, GourmetBeats Radio celebrated 16 years of internet radio broadcasts. In November 2019, GourmetBeats released its 24th record with several more releases planned for 2020 and beyond.
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