The Cataracts: Roll the Dice Tour Special Guests Starting Six, Trevor Simpson, Skye Stevens, DJ Louie Giovanni and Jules P
Nocturnal Beats Presents
FRIDAY November 23RD
Roll The Dice Tour
Special Guests Starting 6 Trevor Simpson ( World Town) Skye Stevens (Performing Live"Takes All Night", Billboard Dance Chart top 20) Louie Giovanni (Nocturnal Beats) Jules P (Nocturnal Beats)
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Fusion International Arts Center
501 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA
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by Text-Enhance"> The Cataracs:
The Cataracs are an Indie-Pop band based in Los Angeles, California. Originally from Berkeley, CaliforniaÂ the band consists of David Benjamin Singer-Vine â€œCampaâ€* and Niles Hollowell Dhar â€œCyrano.â€*Â The duo initially started out in their high school years at Berkeley High School. The band was originally formed in the year 2003 and has been together ever since.
It is an interesting story about how the band was formed. During their sophomore year at Berkeley high school, Singer-Vine recorded a rap song and circulated the CD of it around school campus. Dhar eventually came across it and responded to this CD by making a diss song in retaliation as a joke. The two eventually met, started recording together and decided to form a band. The name of the band is another story â€“ the name Cataracs comes from a song titled â€œWhats My Nameâ€* that was written and performed by Snoop Dogg, one of their favorite rap artists. They thought it was funny that one could â€œSmoke â€™til your eyes get cataracts,â€* a lyric in the song. Another interpretation of their name however as the band suggests is that they â€œsee things differently.â€*
In the year 2006, they got their first break when they released a single together with Berkeley, California native music band â€˜The Packâ€™. The song was titled â€˜Blueberry Afganiâ€™. This song became quite popular and subsequently became 1 of one of the most downloaded songs from reputed sites like The Fader and XLR8R. These internet sites also praised the song for its rendition. In the course of that time, the song got the title of â€˜download of the weekâ€™.
The Cataracs would not have turned into a success if the duo had stuck to high school by Text-Enhance" href="http://www.itsthecataracs.com/about/the-cataracs/#">and college . In 2006, they graduated from high school and decided to pursue music full time. They moved to Los Angeles for better prospects. They came up with songs like â€˜Baby Babyâ€™ which was featured on the reality tv series â€“ â€œKeeping up with the Kardashiansâ€*.
They had released about three albums by the end of the year 2008. The Cataracs were on Myspace one day and came across singer Dev who was a native Californian. Most of her work was updated on her MySpace page. The Cataracs invited Dev to record with them. In the year 2009, together with Dev, The Cataracs achieved more fame and also released their hit song â€˜2Niteâ€™. The success of the song landed The Cataracs and Dev on the Billboard charts.
Some of the studio albums that have been produces by The Cataracs are â€œTechonohop Vol. 1â€³ in the year 2006, â€œTechonohop Vol. 2â€³ inside the year 2007, â€œThe 13th Gradeâ€* in the year 2008, â€œLingerieâ€* inside the year 2008 and their latest album will be released in 2012 on Universal Republic Records. Theyâ€™ve also been featured as an artist with numerous other bands such as Shwayze, New Boyz, and Glasses Malone, and 50 Cent. The Cataracs are also the sole producers and co-wrote many of the songs on Devâ€™s debut album â€œThe Night the Sun Came Upâ€* .
When East Bay California friends Bread, Nic Nac, Riggz, Fess, Goose and Big Steve decided to make a video for their â€œThirstyâ€* song back in 2009, they were doing it simply for fun. Recording as the group Starting Six, the longtime friends didnâ€™t expect to get much of a reaction when they posted the clip on YouTube. â€œI was just juiced that we did it,â€* Bread says. â€œI thought only our families were going to see it, that the most weâ€™d get is like 100 views and that would be all from relatives and friends. But when the week was done and we already had 10,000 views, it was like, â€˜Whoa. What is going on? Whoâ€™s watching this video?â€™ We had no idea that people were noticing us like that.â€* As word spread virally about the video â€“ which now has more than 1.5 million views â€“ the high energy clip for â€œThirsty,â€* which featuring Starting Six hosting a party and getting with a bevy of shapely women, the crew started going to parties where people would play the â€œThirstyâ€* video to get their own party hyped. Then, the sextet started getting booked for shows. â€œWe were broke and they said they would pay us, so it was kind of like, â€˜Why not?â€™â€* Nic Nac says. â€œOnce we started doing performances for people, we were forced to keep doing it.â€* Prior to â€œThirsty,â€* Starting Six were randomly making songs with no set schedule. Producer-rapper, Nic Nac was producing rappers on the side, Riggz was attending UCLA (and now attends USC law school), Fess was dealing with his garbled English (heâ€™s half Peruvian and his mother doesnâ€™t speak English), Goose was busy staying out of debates (heâ€™s also known as â€œMiddle Earthâ€* and â€œGrayâ€* because he always remains neutral), Bread was focused on hoops (the group gets its name because theyâ€™re six of them and they all played on the high school basketball team together) and Big Steve was busy cracking jokes, making stupid faces and rapping and making beats. So the friends who grew up listening to the Ying Yang Twins and such Bay Area staples as E-40 and Mac Dre decided to get serious about making music. It helped that their creative formula wasnâ€™t particularly stressful. Theyâ€™d get intoxicated, hit the studio, listen to beats, come up with song concepts and feed off of each other. Within a few hours, a song was typically in the can. Given that Starting Six party virtually every day, itâ€™s no surprise that the groupâ€™s music often has an energetic, feel-good vibe. â€œWe set out to make music that we would like to hear,â€* Bread says. â€œThereâ€™s times on the radio when you start hearing artists or songs that sound hella generic. We were tired of slapping music we didnâ€™t want to listen to. So weâ€™re like, â€˜Weâ€™ll make our own music, stuff we want to play at parties, that we want to ride around to, smoke to, drink to, party with girls with.â€™â€* With the video for follow-up song â€œYogiâ€* (the groupâ€™s code word for having sex without a condom) garnering hundreds of thousands of hits on YouTube, Starting Six decided to record an actual project. Released in July 2011, the free mixtape Letâ€™s Talk About S6x was the crewâ€™s first official release. Letâ€™s Talk About S6x single â€œThis Ainâ€™t Waterâ€* appears to be the groupâ€™s first radio smash. Featuring Los Angeles rapper Mann, the club-ready cut has already been getting radio play throughout the West Coast, including Power 106 in Los Angeles, 99.7 Now in San Francisco and B95 in Fresno. In order to better pursue their music careers, Starting Six moved to Los Angeles in June 2011. Theyâ€™ve got a second mixtape coming out soon and are in discussions with television networks about having a reality show focused on the group and its culture. What started out as something to do with each other has quickly morphed into something much bigger. â€œWe were doing it just for us,â€* Bread says. â€œNow that people are hella liking it, why stop?â€*
Take one look at Skye Stevens Â and you know this kid's a star and a triple threat. I say "kid" because Skye is only 18, and I say "triple threat" because this newcomer can sing, dance and write music.Â Born in Boston, Skye attended Orleans School of the Arts in Cape Cod. At 8, he started dancing competitively, at 10, Skye performed at the 76th Annual Macy's Day Parade on the official Macy's float, and at 17, he was part of the international touring company for the Broadway play "Miss Saigon." (See? Jealous .)
Watch Skye Stevens' "Takes All Night" video after the jump.Â
Slated to (hopefully) become the first-ever Armenian pop star, Skye is already demolishing the dance chartsÂ with his first music video and single, "Takes All Night." The song recently landed the third spot on Billboard's Breakouts Chart for Hot Dance Club Play, and although it's only been live for six weeks, the video hasÂ already earned 700,000 views. Baller status.
Skye's "Takes All Night" sounds like a mix between Usher and Chris Brown with a hint of a David Guetta club beat. In the video, Skye rides around town on a bike as he follows his leading lady. The beat by Text-Enhance" href="http://buzzworthy.mtv.com/2012/04/18/skye-stevens-takes-all-night/#">pumps and Skye pauses for a quick dance break, but not before he makes it clear that he's taking his chick home with him immediately: "And baby if it takes all night/ Up in this club.../ This feeling I got/ Is telling me you could be the one/ So baby, if it takes all night/ I'm taking you home." The video ends with a another dope dance break, and even though we don't quite see this duo go home together, we have a hunch that any normal girl is not gonna pass up the chance to by Text-Enhance" href="http://buzzworthy.mtv.com/2012/04/18/skye-stevens-takes-all-night/#">hook up with a cute dude who can sing, dance and will probably be famous in like, five minutes. That's a catch if I've ever seen one.
Coming into his own at all of 14-years in Boulder, Colorado, Trevor Simpsonâ€™s obsession with electronic music production led him to his first set of turntables, and his destiny. Trevor became hooked on all things dance music, ultimately guiding him into a lifelong commitment to music and entertainment. His teen years were spent perfecting his craft and from his experiences, his first brainchild â€œTorque Productions,â€* an underground event company and clothing label, was born. In 1998, Torque Productions relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area where it has thrived to its fullest potential. San Francisco, infamous for its rich history of the saucy underground and all things taboo, has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to entertainment. Her fast growing nightclub and underground party scene opened the doors to a unique opportunity for Trevor. He gained residencies for numerous clubs, such as the legendary 1015 Folsom, Fluid, and Mixed Elements productions with quickness. In 2005, Trevor branched out into the FM radio world as the music director for Energy 92.7 FM, San Franciscoâ€™s Pure Dance radio station. His daily â€œmix at 6â€* became Bay Area commutersâ€™ carpool companion during rush hour. Trevor has since moved to San Franciscoâ€™s top rated station CBS Radio KMVQ 99.7 Now FM. Trevorâ€™s work with KMVQ has given electronic music a voice on pop radio waves as well as monopolizing the title of sole Bay Area station for house music. Trevor is also the Program Director for Pulse KMVQ HD2, the Bay Areaâ€™s only radio station strictly dedicated to electronic music. Along with The House Nation Crew and St. John every Saturday night, Trevor hosts his one of a kind â€œClubbers Commuteâ€* that allows late night thrill seekers to keep the party going even after the club doors are closed. Such successes have earned Trevor merits like 7x7 Magazineâ€™s â€œBest Party in a Boxâ€* award. His hard work and dedication has allowed him to head the house music revolution, and to be an inspiration for the newest generation of club goers. Always on the heels of the evolution of electronic music, Trevor has gained much recognition and is highly sought after for remixes by esteemed artists including Lady Gaga, Lmfao, M.I.A., Far East Movement, Kaskade, Jason Derulo, The Cataracs, Dev, and Sylvia Tosun. His unrivaled talent and creative ability is irrefutable in his mix of Sylvia Tosunâ€™s #1 Billboard smash â€œPush n Pull.â€* Trevorâ€™s newest commissioned project is remixing â€œFire In Your New Shoesâ€* for Kaskade adding verses from The Cataracs and Dev. Trevor has used his residency at world famous Ruby Skye, San Franciscoâ€™s premiere nightclub and concert venue, to launch his newest progressive project World Town: a fusion of audio, visual, and cultural collaboration that brings global awareness to underground new school music. Incomparable to any other event in San Francisco, World Town is a new type of audiovisual party that awakens the senses for a full mind-body experience. World Town is a collaborative creation with his fiancÃ© Mariam Shojaee. By reeling in highly sought after talent such as Tiesto, Lady Gaga, David Guetta, Kaskade, Fedde Le Grande, Luciana, DJ Chuckie, Mischa Daniels, Funkerman, Stonebridge, Morgan Page, JJ Flores and Steve Smooth, Dave Dresden, Andy Caldwell, and DJ Pauly D at the inception of their popularity, World Town is dominating the SF party scene. Trevor has been faithfully signed to Ultra Records, and has produced four top selling compilation CDâ€™s. Trevor is collaborating with DJ E-Rock on his highly anticipated 5th compilation, which is due to drop in Summer 2011. This album includes his first original single â€œAddicted to That 808â€* featuring sharp and talented artists Enzyme Dynamite and Nayelli. With the release of this original single comes the premiere of his label, World Town Records. â€œAddicted to That 808â€* is already showing signs of success worldwide, and this highly intoxicating track is only a taste of whatâ€™s to come from Trevor. San Franciscoâ€™s Trevor Simpson stands tall next to the worldsâ€™ elite. His fluid ability to transcend the ever-growing underground rave scene, San Franciscoâ€™s most prestigious nightclubs, and major market radio keeps him reigning supreme as the electronic dance music king. With his forward thinking and dominating drive, this San Francisco transplant has earned his space and made a name for himself in this diverse city. Trevor Simpson has imprinted his signature style on the scene and will continue to add layers to its rich culture. San Franciscoâ€™s electro-dance mastermindâ€™s future is bright; nothing and no one can dim this starâ€™s shine.
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