Support by Afro Monk, Milky, and Dez
Doors @ 10pm
Tickets: $10 adv/ $15 door
Govinda is the alter-ego of Austin based producer/composer Shane Madden. He began studying violin and composition at the age of eight and went on to study classical violin at the University of Texas where he fell in love with electronic music production. It was in Madden’s pursuit of his gypsy roots that he opened his ears to music from around the world. From experiences learning violin with mysterious masters on his journeys across the globe and his passion for modern design and technology, the current sound of Govinda was born.
> >> Govinda has played with Thievery Corporation, Tipper, Bassnectar, Shpongle, Cheb I Sabbah, STS9 and many more and been featured on over 25 compilations such as Buddha Bar II, Asian Travels II, and Nirvana Lounge selling a combined 400,000 copies. Govinda has played at numerous festivals throughout North America including Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle, Sea of Dreams, SXSW and more. Govinda’s music has been licensed on shows like “Roswell” WB, “Road Rules” MTV, and “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” Bravo as well as many independent films.
The Govinda live show is truly a multi-sensory experience that features professional dancers, live projections, resonating vocals and a sonical sound-scape. His live experience is full of vibrant energy that plays to its crowd. Govinda performs on Ableton Live accompanied by classical violin. Govinda is currently touring in support of his album “Universal On Switch” which was released independently earlier this year.
Miami Producer Eric Dez performs his original world-influenced dubstep tracks with musicality and stage presence. Blurring the lines between studio and stage, his custom designed live show setup allows for a wide range flexibility and variety to deliver a true “live” electronic experience. The foundation of his live performance show feature Dez on Guitar, Guitar Synth, keyboards and samplers. Tension filled lush build ups and huge drops that release into tasteful grime bass lines which often unfold into deep dubby ragga grooves.
Eric has performed 4 times at the world famous Ultra Music Festival and at Earthdance Music Festivals on both coasts. He has performed along side Visionary Painter Alex Grey. His music has appeared in several video productions and documentaries including “Templayed” a visual/music production which also features Electric Skychurch.
Eric has two LP releases to date including “The Star Seed Journey” released by PHIsonica, a downtempo world music project he formed 2007. “The counterpointing sounds ...draw the listener deeper and deeper” says The Miami New Times about Dez’s downtempo music. Dez has also played Guitar and bass in several bands ranging from electro clash to World Music. He has also has a brief history as a performing VJ playing for legendary artists Infected Mushroom, Erick Morillo, Carl Cox, James Holden, Josh Wink and Pete Tong.