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  • For Immediate Release: November 11, 2009

    Create:Fixate Celebrates Its 8th Anniversary
    “Infinity”
    Saturday, December 5, 2009

    LOS ANGELES, CA – Arts organization Create:Fixate will host Infinity, its eight-year anniversary show, on Saturday, December 5, 2009 from 7:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. The art exhibit (and beyond), featuring over forty top local artists, DJs, and musicians will fill the Premiere Events Center (PEC) in downtown LA with vibrant artwork and music.  In all, the night will offer work in a plethora of media including painting, photography, sculpture, multimedia, installation, fashion, jewelry, and video projection. Premiere Events Center is located at 613 Imperial Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021. Admission is $15.00 before 10:00 p.m. and $20.00 for the remainder of the night. All ages are welcome. For more information, including a gallery with images of Infinity artists’ works, visit www.createfixate.org. Create:Fixate can be reached by phone at 310-590-7199 for other inquiries.

    The evening begins with a preview of the exhibit from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. There is a $5 suggested donation during this period and kids twelve-years old and younger are allowed free entry before seven o’clock. Parents are encouraged to bring the whole family during the preview hours and take advantage of the Kids Kreativity Zone (4 – 7 p.m. only). Overflowing with art supplies, the Zone provides a supervised space where youth can dive into their own expression while parents explore the evening’s exhibit.

    Infinity will also feature the work of approximately 30 local artists including Kerianne Connor, whose work combines sculpture, painting, and design, and reflects the experience of a modern generation that has grown up in a world immersed in prominent visual design. Also featured is the work of Dave Lovejoy, an artist and designer fond of ceramics, and maker of things. His artistic direction has always involved an exploration of old, weathered surface textures, whether in clay, wood, or an assemblage of various media. This time, the upstairs loft will feature an audio-visual installation by well-known San Francisco-based DJ/artist Gavin Hardkiss aka Hawke entitled A Collection of Art Inspired by the Hawke Album +++. Hardkiss will also have a proper DJ set on one of two house sound systems in the latter part of the night.

    Not to be outdone, the Audio Lab portion of the evening promises to impress with a collection of Los Angeles’ best up and coming musical talent. Some of the aural highlights for December 5th include Healamonster & Tarsier, an electronic production duo who combine elements of dream pop, dub, ambient, and other cinematic forms of music. Philadelphia-based Playloop founder, Justin Paul will be in town to throw down his eclectic mix of various genres as will label-mate, Dave Hughes, an Irish transplant firmly based in L.A. who creates and plays beautiful techno beats. Jeremy Sole’s Musaics juxtaposes elements of Afrobeat, Cumbia, highlife, jazz, dub and experimental beats. As a true music lover, Sole has always found a way to blend these elements together and can be found every Wednesday night on KCRW 89.9 FM and at his weekly night club Afro-Funké where he is a co-founder and resident DJ.

    Every Create:Fixate event has a community outreach component. On this occasion, ninth graders at Sun Valley High School in Mrs. Graham‘s Health class are learning more than just about their physical health. The students are learning to connect with the world and become aware of their emotional and spiritual well being as well. The world can seem infinite at this stage in a young person’s life and each of our roles might seem insignificant. Since suicide is a leading cause of death amongst teens, Mrs. Graham’s students brainstormed about ‘Reasons to Live.’ Combining mandalas, mixed media and their own raw emotions, they created work around this theme, which will be included in the art exhibit.

    Create:Fixate is an arts organization based in Los Angeles completing its 8th year running art/music events that bring together emerging artists and musicians, along with 1500+ art lovers and party goers in a 15,000-square foot downtown warehouse location on a quarterly basis. Founder Michelle Berc curates, produces and hosts these ambitious group art shows that present creative people from around the globe with an emphasis on the local talent of Los Angeles. The production team also includes music coordinator Andrea Giardina, and a core team of volunteers and dedicated advisory board members. Awe-inspiring painters, photographers, sculptors, and multi-media artists exhibit alongside an equally impressive array of Los Angeles’ finest DJs and musicians. Each event’s aural artists are poised to create a soundtrack for the night that transforms this from a simple ‘art show’ into the city’s most anticipated Art Event.

    Optical Lounge –

    Amy Bernays
    Amy Bernays is a painter living and working in Los Angeles, California. By using non-conventional mediums (like spray paint in her ‘stripper’ series), Bernays investigates conventions of beauty, pop culture, and street aesthetic. She graduated with a BA (honors) in Fine Art from Central St Martins, London in 2001. Shortlisted for the Mercury Prize in 2006, Bernays’ work is gaining momentum. Exhibited in galleries in Los Angeles, New York, London and Edinburgh; Bernays is a prolific, persistent and engaging artist.

    Anne Carmack
    Anne Carmack is a self-taught writer, painter and photographer. Her organic approach to creativity leaves the moment up to fate; this accidentally allows her to have something certain to hold on to when the moment has gone and disappeared, and all that’s left of it is light.

    Dave Lovejoy
    Dave Lovejoy has been working as an artist and designer since the early 1980’s. A successful career as a graphic designer supported a long and leisurely arts education at several schools, focusing on ceramics. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in California and Oregon for over a decade. As a maker of things, his artistic direction has always involved an exploration of old, weathered surface textures, whether in clay, wood, or an assemblage of various media. Lovejoy lives and works in Pasadena, California with his wife, Vera, and teaches monthly workshops in raku-firing techniques.

    Debra Murray-Kagan
    Debra Murray-Kagan was born into a family of artists and entrepreneurs. She attended the School of Visual Art in New York, and now lives and paints full time in Los Angeles. Her viewpoints change often, as do her paintings, which range from oils to encaustics, from light to dark. She says creating and making art is a way of being human; everyone should be doing it. Murray-Kagan has been working on commissions for corporations and individual collectors.

    Ashleigh Sumner
    Ashleigh Sumner has always found creative inspiration in the movement, lines, and rhythm of pulsating cities. Through bold, abstract expression, Sumner attempts to imbue the implied visual textures of densely populated urban landscapes with the raw, gritty textures of industrial areas. The combination of these elements is intended to evoke a powerful sense of unrestrained vitality to the viewer. With a palette knife Sumner applies several layers of bold color by scraping paint across wood panels or canvas. She then incorporates strong accents of black through out the piece. Finally, resin is used in the process to render added depth and to convey a modern, veneered surface.

    Gavin Hardkiss aka Hawke
    “A Collection of Art Inspired By The Hawke Album +++”
    Gavin Hardkiss aka Hawke has created a happening of lively art and music inspired by his new album titled +++. As an alternative to having songs remixed, Hardkiss asked visual artists to create paintings, sculptures and mixed media inspired by the album. Those artists will be joining him to create an art event to celebrate the album’s release. Recorded in San Diego and San Francisco between 2004 and 2009, the album was conceived as a creative statement of naive beauty and possibility. “At times I tried to imagine what it would sound like if I was a teenager again making this music alone in my bedroom. Romantic and futurist, confident and vulnerable, sexually charged and childlike, anticipating something big to happen,” says Hardkiss. Participating artists include Felipe Merida, Fernando Apodaca, Handiedan, Duser, Ursula X. Young, Pure Evil, Owen Maigret, Robert Ogden, Evan Venegas, Trina Merry, Gina Bieber, Joslyn Lawrence, Brian Kuhlman, and Araceli Santos de Bieber.

    Greg Boudreau
    Greg Boudreau creates multi-layered spray paint stencils on frames constructed of salvaged wood. Working from original digital photographs, he processes them on a computer and prints the layers as architectural blueprint plots, then cuts the coordinating stencils by hand. The stencils are sprayed on frames constructed of salvaged shipping pallets; his photographs focus on portraying industrial and urban landscapes and portraiture.

    Hagop Belian
    Hagop Belian was born in Syria, where he lived until his early teens before moving to the United States. His creative process began while studying at UC Santa Cruz, where he earned a BA in Mathematics. He was pulled by a strong desire to create and began to experiment with different mediums, searching for an outlet to express his passion. His paintings are rooted in the realm of what is felt rather than what is seen and is an exploration of emotions based on reminiscences of the past. It represents rebirth, transformation, truth and change. Currently Belian lives in Venice, CA where he continues to explore his creativity using his intuition and environment as inspiration for his work.

    Heidi Spring
    Heidi Spring has studied at the Burren College of Art and University College Dublin, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Illinois Wesleyan University, and a Master of Art in Fine Arts from the University of Brighton, England. A current member of the Catalyst Artists Collective (CAC), Spring produces a variety of work on commission and for exhibitions in the central and western United States and Europe.

    Kate Daly
    Kate Daly, born and raised in Santa Cruz, CA, recently graduated from Laguna College of Art and Design. Through Daly’s command of oil, she illustrates her personal philosophies. With music as her greatest inspiration, she translates the energy and mood of sound into the movement, or lack thereof, in each piece.

    Katie Ryan
    Spawn from her artist mother, Ryan’s art filled life began at day one. Growing up, she enrolled in classes and assisted those that her mother taught every summer at the Maitland Art Center in Florida. Ryan earned her BFA in Drawing and Painting from the Ohio State University then upon graduation moved to Los Angeles where she now lives and works in the world famous art colony – The Brewery in downtown Los Angeles. Her paintings represent her internal, microscopic body. They illustrate biomorphic abstractions of both emotional and physical content felt underneath her skin through intuitive techniques and processes with oil paint.

    Kerianne Connor
    Kerianne Connor is a contemporary abstract artist who graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Art from the School of Art at UCLA in 2005. Her work combines sculpture, painting, and design, blurring the traditional strict separation between the genres of Design and Fine Art. Connor’s work reflects the experience of a modern generation that has grown up in a world immersed in prominent visual design. She subtly compels her viewers to consider this relationship as she seamlessly combines elements of popular and emblematic designs with the fine art of sculpture and painting. Sharp edges, block colors, and calculated rows of stretched strings raised against severed canvases are characteristic of Connor’s current body of work. By representing contemporary landscapes through abstract works, Connor successfully acknowledges the importance of the dialogue and interconnectivity between design, form, and function.

    John Chang
    Born and raised in Shanghai, China, John Chang is now living and working in Los Angeles. Chang’s works have been widely exhibited, including Kauffman Gallery at Shippensburg University, Porter Square Gallery at Art Institute of Boston, Communication Arts Gallery at University of Wisconsin Parkside and Dana Hall Gallery at Wellesley. Chang’s work has been featured in various publications such as Pasadena Star news and on KTLA. John Chang is a recipient of The Artist-in-Residence grant 2004 from Vermont Studio Center.

    Jorge Oswaldo
    Jorge Oswaldo produces both handmade designs and digital incarnations, stitching them together into seamless visual hybrids. Oswaldo’s process often begins by creating a simple line drawing and inevitably results in a frenetically arranged, calculated explosion of line and shape. Three dimensional vinyl and hand-painted appliques on multi-layer plexi-glass create a 2 dimensional object in a 3 dimensional plane.

    Liz Brizzi
    A native of France, born of Italian parents, Brizzi grew up in Los Angeles. Her mixed media collage technique fuses her original photography with colorful acrylic wash layers. She is inspired by urban themes and loves to portray the beauty she captures in the raw and industrial aspects of city life; she began this series of work with landscape paintings of the streets and alleys of downtown Los Angeles, where she resides, but is now broadening the scope of areas she paints to places she has been to in recent travels.

    Luis Sanchez
    Luis Sanchez works both in figurative and abstract art, colliding the natural and industrial worlds in painting, sculpture, found objects, and shadowboxes. For his paintings, Sanchez has reinvented the ancient process of fresco; he paints on his own recreations of degraded stucco walls remembered from his childhood in Mexico City. His two-dimensional works are often noted for his masterful use of trompe l’oeil, leaving viewers with the impression that he has used photography, collage, or other techniques when he has only used the brush. His work seamlessly combines the past, present and the future. While the medium he uses looks back in time, the work sees into the future.

    Matt Donegan
    Matt Donegan was born in Flint, Michigan and moved to California when he was eighteen. His photography started at age thirty during underwater explorations on tropical diving trips. His curiosity and passion for travel grew, drawing him further out to Africa, Asia, New Guinea and many other locales. Donegan’s subjects range from architecture to landscapes, seascapes, flora, fauna, and peoples of the world. His images reflect the customs, ways of life, and everyday tools of the cultures he visits, which are all rapidly disappearing from our view.

    Michelle Nielsen
    Michelle Nielsen is a young Bolivian visual artist educated in San Francisco, Chile and Mexico. Her oil paintings use a combination of narrative figuration and pop influence inspired by fashion and photography. Determined to stay true to her feminine sensibility, imagination and sense of humor, Nielsen’s artwork invites the spectator to enjoy the pleasure of looking.

    Michael Pukac
    Michael Pukac (poo-khash) is a Long Beach-based artist who focuses on acrylics, utilizing methods that involve layering with metallic and reflective paints. Pukac was born on the Gulf Coast of Alabama and grew up in the swamps. He received a BFA in painting from the Ringling School of Art and Design. Pukac has also co-founded three small nonprofit art organizations as well as produced and curated art events, art walks, and other live performances around the country.

    Mykal Aubry – Visions of Origin™
    The art of Mykal Aubry invokes peace within the heart and reflects the majesty of being alive. Inspired by the power and the beauty of being human, Aubry’s work speaks to and communes with the Soul of the viewer, using images of the human form, geometric patterns and star formations. After graduating from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles with a B.F.A Aubry went on to work for Warner Bros. Pictures as an Art Director in feature film advertising. In 2003, he was inspired to create a series of paintings titled, “Light-Seven: Sacred Portraits of the Chakras,” which has been widely exhibited and celebrated throughout California and beyond. Aubry also leads a chakra meditation workshop and ceremony, titled “Origins: A Journey of Empowerment.” It is his highest joy to create images that support and invoke a felt experience of our Inherent Worth.

    Nicole Bruckman
    Nicole Bruckman was born on April 30, 1978 in Cleveland, Ohio. She received a B.F.A, with a Major in Illustration from the Columbus College of Art and Design in 2000, and continued on to Los Angeles to work further. After graduation Bruckman began work as a freelance illustrator and designer. After deciding to continue to pursue her love for painting, Bruckman began showing with Cannibal Flower, The Hive, Regent Galleries, and The Grind Gallery.

    Enchanted by the enchanting, Bruckman pulls raw inspiration from sources such as children’s tales and folklore (the cautionary tales of Struwwelpeter and Hans Christian Andersen as well as fairytales like Alice and Wonderland), National Geographic, and animals to create intriguing environmental fairytales. Some influences include Maxfield Parrish, John Currin, Mark Ryden, Camilla Rose Garcia, and Walton Ford.

    Tony Hong
    Tony Hong is a Los Angeles based artist who works exclusively in ink. He tries to maximize the potential of this otherwise pared down medium. His current influences are patterns found in nature.

    Tracy Sagalow
    Tracy Sagalow practices the art of pyrography, or wood burning. Her background in film encourages her to tell stories and create themes in her visual art. Each piece is hand drawn. The drawing is then burned onto pine panels and enhanced with acrylic paints. Sagalow enjoys sharing her vision of the world and its beauty by painting with fire.

    Walt Hall
    Walt Hall was born and raised in North East Los Angeles. Although he was an active artist from a very young age, he cut his creative teeth in the world of commercial art restoration rather than the traditional art school. Until 2000 his main focus was music and a series of local punk bands that he formed with friends. Since that time he has returned his creative focus to the visual arts. Although painting is his first and foremost creative method he also employs a wide variety of surfaces, forms, objects, mixed media, and enjoys collecting discarded materials for assemblage work. He paints primarily with acrylics and produces work that ranges in size from several square inches to mural sized works on unstretched canvas.

    ~ Video Projections ~

    Andrew Hoeveler
    Andrew McIntosh Hoeveler is a freelance motion graphics designer and animator based in Los Angeles. After graduating Northwestern University film school and winning a Student Emmy Award in Animation, Hoeveler moved to Los Angeles in 1997. Clients include a variety of design firms and ad agencies, such as Mattel, DirecTV, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, DDB Needham, and Chiat\Day. Hoeveler draws inspiration from the memories of his childhood, playing amongst the trees and streams of New Hampshire, and is heavily influenced by the dynamic forces at work in nature, and the aesthetics of the human desire to control entropy and the chaos of natural law. Hoeveler enjoys playing with the merger between technology and art, and is currently studying the programming language “Processing” in order to artistically collaborate with his computer.

    Andrew Hoeveler will be debuting a new interactive art piece, the Photo Paper Print Projection Booth. This piece merges together the fun of a carnival game, with the science and art of photography at its most basic. The P^4B is, in essence, a large scale camera-like contraption housing both a changeable light source (the “lens”) and a “film plane,” which holds light-sensitive paper. Ghostlike prints are created by the play of light and shadow across the surface of the paper during its 5-minute long exposure.

    Museum/ of/ Traffic (M/o/T)
    Museum/ of/ Traffic (M/o/T) is a traveling audiovisual production collective promoting expression through digital technologies and audiovisual products. M/o/T was founded in the fall of 2004 in Los Angeles by Manwell H.Hernandez (Art Center College of Design 2003 BFA-Multimedia) and Eddy Vajarakitipongse (Art Center College of Design 2002 BFA-Multimedia).

    ~ Fashion/Jewelry Designers ~
    Brass & Bones/Jessica Seaton
    Brass & Bones is designed by artist Jessica Seaton. Each piece is hand sculpted using the lost wax technique, hand polished and set. Some of the materials she incorporates are naturally molted deer antler and fossilized mammoth tusk, sourced by and to benefit the people of Alaska.

    Brooke Benson Designs
    Brooke Benson is an emerging designer working and living in Venice, CA. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Theater, her creativity began to extend to other art forms. Her jewelry designs are inspired by her extensive travels throughout Southeast Asia, Nepal and the Middle East. There is a distinct style that is captured in the designs, revealing a uniquely raw yet refined style. Using spiritual symbols, gold, wood and semi-precious stones, her pieces are created to ignite the divine creative energy within each of us and enhance our awareness to the beauty that lies within. Each one of these energetic adornments carries a special essence that is felt by all who wear it. Recently written up in Daily Candy, her creations “blend the earthy with the ethereal.”

    Delevo Designs/Deborah Vogt
    After graduating from Columbia College, Deborah Vogt became a founding member of The Conjugate Projekt, Transamoeba Studios and The Chicago Art Department, participating in the creation of many collectives, multitudes of events and performance art installations throughout Chicago. She began creating her line of jewelry, Delevo Designs, in the year 2000, traveling to Bali to teach her innovative designs to the master artisans there. Upon landing in Los Angeles she has worked with several high-end designers while continuing to produce and coordinate art galleries and events. Her jewelry is handcrafted, elegant and simple, using fine woods, sterling silver and gold, precious and semi-precious stones, and recycled materials to create universal and distinctive designs.

    Soy’-ka Designs
    Natalie Sojka found her first elements of inspiration for this line at an antique shop in rural Pennsylvania. After seeing the unique blend of metal shapes and textures she was inspired to produce her current line of jewelry. Her goal with this line is to give her clients something unique, sexy, authentic, and edgy to wear, as well as a conversation starter. All pieces are handmade, one of a kind, and made entirely from recycled materials.

    Erik Maes (MAES • Jewelry Design)
    From his home studio Erik Maes has built a strong collection of sterling silver rings, pendants, cuffs, belt buckles and earrings utilizing methods and techniques both antiquated and innovative. Having first been exposed to lost-wax casting while studying critical theory in film at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, he has worked to cultivate his expression within jewelry design by pushing the process and developing his own unique, hand-made jewelry. Cast from sculpted wax, carved cuttlebone, and repurposed found objects, the innovation, style, and expert craftsmanship is evident in each piece. This jewelry must be worn to be fully appreciated. One view cannot capture the three dimensional and tactile quality of this beautiful work.

    Valerie Dussin aka “Valou”
    Created in 2006, the artist’s new line combines her contemporary vision with an edgy urban style to create a ring that is tastefully sexy and powerfully bold. Her unique designs express a culture of individuals who are not afraid to stand out from the crowd.

    With over 12 years of design experience, Valou embarks on a journey to share her imagination with the world. After the success of the original “PURE” 3cap design, she continues to challenge the forefront of street fashion, gaining a worldwide clientele and a wide celebrity following.

    Victoria Reyna Designs
    This designer is a native of Argentina, now residing in the USA. She graduated as an interior designer in Buenos Aires. Her excitement about design takes her to many ways of expression: interior design, landscape design and now jewelry and fashion accessories. The concept of her work is minimalist, contemporary and architectural.

    QueenKing Designs
    Tonya King is the creator of QueenKing Designs: A line of handmade feather accessories, original, one of a kind, with a 1920’s vintage flair. From the mythological to the classic beauty, these pieces are eternal.

    Omnatura
    Omnatura is the labor of love of Vivica Menegaz, a graduate of the Pasadena Art Center for Design, who by combining her vision of modern design and aesthetic with the traditional craft of the artisan creates sustainable fashion objects. Omnatura was born in 2005 in Bahia, Brasil from a meeting with a local cooperative of women, helping them to create new designs. This experience led to discover a world of great talent and materials, but also of great poverty and need. Soon Menegaz became familiar with the Bahian artisans and their work, and from a series of collaborations evolved a line of handcrafted jewelry.

    In 2009 Omnatura expanded to a collaboration with Pasion Argentina, the first Argentine leather good company to use the principles of Fair Trade.

    Audio Lab

    Gavin Hardkiss
    Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Gavin Hardkiss now makes his home in San Francisco. During the 1990’s Gavin was one of the originators of San Francisco dance culture with his music labels Hardkiss and Sunburn.

    Over the past decade, he has remixed the likes of Led Zeppelin, Elton John and Youssou Ndour and performed alongside Snoop Dogg and The Buena Vista Social Club. He records albums under the guise of Hawke. The latest Hawke album titled +++ was released in October 2009.

    Healamonster & Tarsier
    Healamonster & Tarsier (H&T) are an electronic production duo whose music is characterized by soft vocals, mid-tempo elastic breakbeats, and a variety of traditional instruments. Their musical style combines elements of dream pop, dub, ambient, and other cinematic forms of music.

    Jeremy Sole’s Musaics (Afro-Funke, KCRW)
    As a Chicago-born DJ/producer/designer/guitarist/human, Sole has been making beats since the MPC 60 was born, deejaying since rotary crossfaders were the standard, and playing clubs since he was too young to (legally) get in. Since then Sole’s obsession grew to include music from around the world. As Co-Founder and resident deejay of Afro Funke, J.Sole and his partners Rocky Dawuni and Cary Sullivan produce an event that brings a diverse mix of music lovers together each week at the Zanzibar in Santa Monica, blending Afrobeat, Funk, Reggae, Latin and Brazilian. Jeremy has had the honor of sharing the stage and/or the studio with hundreds of his deepest inspirations, including Roy Ayers, Ben Harper, DJ Krush, Lauryn Hill, War, The Meters, Chaka Khan, The Greyboy Allstars, Antibalas, Ray Charles, Jerry Garcia Band and many more. In April 2006, Sole spent a few months making music for Lauryn Hill. The first thing she told him after hearing him DJ was “Have you ever thought about getting into radio? Because THIS is the music that the people need to hear”. Exactly one year later, Anne Litt from KCRW called, asking him that exact same question, and now you can catch J.Sole on 89.9 KCRW every Wednesday from midnight-3am.

    Professor LaCroix (TBM)
    In sixth grade, young Professor LaCroix deejayed a high-profile spring dance at his middle school. As parents gathered outside at the end of the night, LaCroix ended his set with Billy Idol’s “Mony Mony.” The selection caused an uproar as parents stood helpless outside, listening to their children repeatedly drop the f-bomb at the top of their lungs. The principal told the young DJ that he would never, ever play that song again. The following fall, he did.

    Tattoe Joe (Moontribe, South Lake Tahoe)
    Tattoe Joe has been sharing his passion for music with Los Angeles and the desert for many years. His productions are flawless and beats are contagious. Currently, he owns a Tattoe shop in South Lake Tahoe and will be making a very special appearance at Create:Fixate’s anniversary show December 5th.

    Eduardo Castillo (The Eclectech / VOODOO / LA)
    Eduardo Castillo moved to Los Angeles and spent 3 years as the head of the sound design and music department for mun2 television, a Latin music television network owned by NBCUniversal. Simultaneously, Castillo served as the Director of Music and Talent for Palisades Development Group, curating and booking talent for its currently operating boutique properties, the Custom Hotel and Palihouse Hotel in Los Angeles. In the past 3 years Castillo has been influential in the diurnal and nocturnal music scenes of Los Angeles, Miami, and New York with his The Eclectech event brand.

    Justin Paul (Playloop/Philly / LA)
    Justin Paul is the founder and CEO of the Philadelphia based record label brand Playloop. More than most other electronic music entrepreneurs Justin Paul works feverishly to create a vehicle where several electronic dance music genres can thrive under one roof. In years past, it would be considered uncouth to pair genres ranging from deep house to drum n’ bass, electro, house, indie dance, tech-house and techno on the same label. However, diversity is at the heart of why his Playloop label brand has seen a meteoric rise in business since the release of its critically acclaimed debut label compilation, 2006’s “Playloop Presents Get Into The Loop Vol. 1.” In 2009 Justin Paul has held his own alongside the heavyweight talents of Bassnectar, Crystal Method, Deadmau5, King Britt, MSTRKRFT, Prodigy, Thievery Corporation and more.

    Dave Hughes (Playloop/Ireland/Los Angeles)
    Dave Hughes played his first Dublin DJ gig at the legendary Kitchen, owned by U2 when he was 16 years old. He would eventually end up working as an assistant audio engineer on U2’s album All That You Can’t Leave Behind in Dublin, 2000. Fast forward, Hughes’ “Let’s Do It EP” was released legendary DJ/producer John Tejada’s Palette Recordings. That same day Playloop Records released his “Messages EP”… all in time for his 29th birthday. Check out Hughes’ new remix of the song “Do You Believe In Angels?” by The Model on Playloop.

    Vealchop (Freshcuts)
    Collecting vinyl for over ten years and accumulating a very impressive record collection, music is Vealchop’s life. Music is his expression, selections for any session. Systematically arranging mixes, blends, and experimental sound collisions. Collecting, contracting, building, and releasing. The Chopper’s job is to push boundaries and put forth new and unfound music for the ears of curiosity. Explorations through time, space, and sound. Always moving, taking shape and constantly changing. Its not just playing records. He is all about presenting diversity with fluidity. There is really no type of show this vinyl-mastermind can’t adapt to.

    Dave Dolphin (Distinct Vibrations)
    DJ Dave Dolphin is recognized as one of L.A. and Orange County’s top Club DJ’s. His portfolio features most of the best clubs in L.A. and elsewhere. He has also spun in Bali, Ibiza, Morocco, and Mexico. Dolphin has been essential in the southern California underground dance music scene since 1989. From the 90’s to present day he has worked numerous parties all over LA: underground clubs, raves, desert parties, Burning Man, global gigs and local living rooms.

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    For more information, images, and interviews please contact Green Galactic’s Lynn Hasty at 213-840-1201 or lynn (at) greengalactic.com.

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