The UC Theatre and Wormhole Entertainment present


Culprate, Secret Recipe, Aeøn

Thu, June 27, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


NOISIA (who took their name from the word VISION inverted on an upside down VHS tape) are Nik Roos, Thijs de Vlieger and Martijn van Sonderen, hailing from Groningen, The Netherlands. Influenced by an eclectic range of artists, from The Prodigy to James Brown, Miles Davis to Konflict, Tipper to Fatboy Slim, Noisia make music for DJs and dance-floors that is interesting enough to cross over from the clubs to your MP3 player.

Releasing their first record in 2003 on SLR and releasing on every major drum&bass label in the following years, 2005 saw Noisia establish their own label, Vision Recordings to put out their drum&bass productions and collaborations and retain creative control of their music. Nik designs almost all of the artwork for the releases on their labels, and the guys love the challenges and rewards that come with running a label. In 2007 they established Division Recordings, a label for electro, house, breaks and dubstep. They then went on to establish Invisible Recordings in 2010, catering for the deeper and more experimental side of drum&bass.

Over the past few years, accolades for Noisia have included Best Tech DJ in the UK National D&B Awards in 2009 and 2010, Best Producers at the 2010 D&BArena Awards and Best Drum&Bass Artist on Beatport in both 2009 and 2010.

The guys have worked with, and remixed a number of diverse artists, with notable tracks including, 'Alice' by Moby, 'Omen' by The Prodigy, 'E.T.' by Katy Perry, 'Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites' by Skrillex, 'Raise your Weapon' by Deadmau5 and Hadouken, whose entire second album 'For The Masses' was produced by Noisia. They have collaborated on a number of tracks with Foreign Beggars, the most successful being 'Contact', which has garnered over 3 million views on YouTube and become an influential underground hit. Another Noisia video that has been a big hit on YouTube is 'Exodus' which took 3 years to make and features KRS One.

Noisia have been Dj'ing every weekend since 2004. They have played in major cities all over the world, from Sydney to Moscow, Tokyo to Berlin, Los Angeles to Johannesburg and have DJ'ed in some of the world's biggest clubs. They have reduced their DJ'ing commitments recently in order to focus on production.

Noisia's music lends itself perfectly to videogames; their track 'Groundhog' is the hardest track to beat in the first DJ Hero, 'Machine Gun' and 'Seven Stitches' feature in three editions of the game WipeOut, and 'Stigma' and 'Yellow Brick' were picked up by Playstation to be featured on Gran Turismo. They were commissioned to make 8 remixes especially for Motorstorm Apocalypse, a triple-A racing game that was released in March 2011.

2011 will see the release of a Special Edition of their successful debut album 'Split The Atom'. The original was released in April 2010 and showcases a wide variety of styles; from electro to drum&bass to dubstep. Having signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation publishing company, working on new videogame soundtracks and producing for a number of artists, Noisia are expanding into exciting new areas whilst continuing to make the 'bangers' they are known and loved for!
Culprate is a British electronic music producer who has been releasing music on various record labels since 2010. His style is relatively varied but his music was initially synonymous with the underground dubstep movement. Later in his career, specifically with the release of ‘Colours’ and ‘Deliverance’ Culprate also established himself as a household name in the world of IDM. Having not limited himself to a particular genre, Culprate also dabbles in the world of Drum & Bass and has even confessed to being a huge fan of Techno.

Culprate’s most notable partnership is with the UK based Inspected Records. In 2011, Inspected released ‘5 Star’ placing a global spotlight on Culprate’s music for the first time. ‘Nightmares in Reality’ would follow in 2012 succeeded by ‘The Great Expedition’ in 2013. By this time, Culprate would find his music being supported by the likes of Radio 1, Triple J and Rinse FM. After a series of independent releases, Culprate has revisited his partnership with Inspected, releasing ‘Others’ in 2018, to wide critical acclaim.

Culprate has always had a meticulous approach to music production and sound design. In 2016, Culprate began streaming production masterclasses on the Live Streaming platform, Twitch. As his audience grew, we saw the birth of Culprate’s very own record label, Open Outlets, designed to mirror Culprate’s own career in supporting a varied degree of electronic styles and musical production from across the world.

Recently, the news has surfaced that Culprate will be performing in the USA for the first time in 2019. It’s also rumoured that a third IDM inspired album is in the works. The truth is that it appears only Culprate knows exactly what the future holds. From what we’ve heard already, we know it’ll be good…
Secret Recipe
Formerly known as Intellitard, Secret Recipe is a new sparkly and cosmic bass music venture from Benji Hannus.
All things Bass....
Venue Information:
The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall
2036 University Avenue
near Downtown Berkeley BART
Berkeley, CA, 94704