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FuZen Entertainment & Dirty Ol' Knights present Dirtyphonics


Sat 29 Nov 2014, 10:00pm–4:00am

Where: Platform the Venue, Darby st, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: R18

Listed by: FuzenNZ

FuZen Entertainment and Dirty Ol' Knights present: Dirtyphonics (DJ Set)

With support from K+Lab, Diaz Grimm and Dirty Ol' Knights

This is one night that can't be pigeonholed... from glitch to drum and bass, drum step to hip hop, we have you covered!

November 29
Tickets from - 9am Wednesday 1 October

Dynamic French DJ/producers: Charly and Pitchin, known as Dirtyphonics, are a forward-thinking bass music phenomenon who made their name defying labels and limitations.

Merging heavy bass music, drum n' bass, dubstep, and electro with grimy rock energy, the group — Charly, PitchIn and Pho —can't be pinned down. However, this lot wouldn't have it any other way. They're just as quick to name-check Metallica and Korn as influences as they are to mention Daft Punk and Pendulum.

"We started by playing in metal bands," recalls Charly. "Our sound was always meant to be powerful, high-impact, and precise. From the day we’ve started, we’ve challenged ourselves to create something new - we love to push boundaries."

The boys did just that in translating the energy and excitement from their head-banging days into the emergent world of electronic dance music.

Refusing to be limited to any given genre, Dirtyphonics made the unconventional choice to incorporate tempo changes into their tracks themselves, issuing an unmistakable clarion call to their contemporaries that they would not be governed by old rules and outdated notions of performance propriety.

“There are two ways to listen to our music,” Pitchin says. “At a show, it blows your face, and at home, you can geek out on details and things you might not hear on an oversized sound system. We want people to feel motivated for whatever it is they do.”

Dirtyphonics crash-landed into dance music’s consciousness in chart-topping fashion, releasing their 2008 debut single “French Fuck” to the tune of a Beatport #1 hit. Follow up singles “Quarks” and “Vandals” proved the act’s ascension was no fluke, showcasing the group’s signature style- shifting low-end heavy sound. The group quickly became a hot commodity in the remix world, lending their talents to tracks by the likes of Skrillex, the Bloody Beetroots, Marilyn Manson, Benny Benassi, Excision, Datsik, Borgore, Nero, and Linkin Park.

2013 was Dirtyphonics’ most memorable year to date. Their debut album Irreverence (Dim Mak) boasted such marquee collaborators as Steve Aoki, Foreign Beggars, and Modestep. The critically acclaimed effort featured singles “DIRTY,” “Walk in the Fire,” and “No Stopping Us,” and ran the stylistic gamut from anthemic electro to frenetic drum-step, as well as incorporating thrash guitars, pounding drums and other vestiges of the fierce heavy metal music that influenced their art and characterized their past.

Aside from their socks (maybe), there’s nothing clean about Charly and Pitchin, or their grimy bass style – and that’s how they like it. With festival dates and future releases looming on the horizon, there’s no question Dirtyphonics will continue keeping it Dirty.

The group love when the crowds get Dirty... "It's a way to be yourself—whatever that means to you. Feel free and feel good. When you come to our show or listen to our music, it's all about freeing yourself and having the time of your life. Be geeky, be sexy, be extravagant! Be “Dirty”!”

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