Square Pegs presents
THESE ARE THE BREAKS
with MARTEN HORGER and LADY WAKS
September 15, 2017
As the summer comes to a end, we would like to close it out with a bang! Square Pegs is honored to give you a memorable night with 2 major Djs/Producers in the Breaks and Bass music genre. You do not want to miss this night.
MARTEN HORGER — Punks Music / Germany
Imagine Bassmusic, with an analogue soul, coming straight from the motherland of Electro. Sounds good? Well, that´s Marten. From Australia to North America and Europe to Asia, Marten Hørger has amassed a following of devoted fans and made a lot of Bass loving friends along the way.
He started his career at the age of 15 and although he wasn’t allowed to be in the club legally, he still managed to secure a residency at ‚Douala’, one of South Germany’s most famous underground techno club. Marten first gained international attention when German Elektro originator Westbam labeled him ‚the new wonder kid of bass music.’
Since then, he’s donned the hat of both DJ and producer, releasing a crate-load of music to critical acclaim. His first ever solo release ‚LGFU’ earned him two international Breakspoll Awards for Best Single and Producer of the year. Never one to stop, after‚ LGFU’, Marten continued to drop singles and remixes on labels like ‚Instant Vibes’„Crispy Crust” his new Home ‚Punks Music’, and ‚Central Sation Records/Universal’ in Australia (the latter being nominated for ‚Video of the Year’ at the international Bassmusic awards). In the following years Marten developed from a scene hero into a global tastemaker and managed to find his very own sound somewhere between Bass, House, HipHop, Trap, Elektro and Broken Beat. Today his Music can be heard all over TV & Cinema as well as Radio one, Beats One and is supported by Artists like Diplo, A-Trak, Stanton Warriors, The Prodigy and many more.
He’s played DJ gigs everywhere from Beirut to Brooklyn and Ibiza to Siberia. It’s easy to see why he’s beloved by DJ’s and fans everywhere. With over a dozen North American and Australian tours, playing festivals like Glastonbury, Shambhala, Kazantip, Mayday, Breakfest, Snowbombing, and Love Parade, as well as residencies all over the world. In addition to his solo projects, Marten is also one half of the duo SMASH HIFI, along with ex-Prodigy member Leeroy Thornhill. Their first full length Album has been labelled as one of the Highlights of 2016 and even gained them the reputation as „One of the most incredible new dance-oriented Acts of the decade (Gigwise.com)"
As a DJ & producer, Marten has achieved what seems to be so elusive in today’s music landscape: he’s carved out a lane of his own and he’s driving in it without limits.
LADY WAKS — In Beat we Trust / Russia
Lady Waks is a one woman industry. Promoter, Producer (best DJ at the BreaksPoll awards 2014 and 2015, Best breakthrough producer, Breakspoll 2009), DJ (nominated Best Breakthrough DJ at Breakspoll awards 09, best international act SBA 09), pioneering graffiti artist, designer and label owner.
She is an all round modern media phenomenon. Based in St Petersburg, Russia, Waks has been pushing her ideologies in music for a decade. Her various club nights and festivals have become a byword for quality in dance music circles. It all began back in 1999 with her Hip Hop show on Russians biggest dance radio station «Radio Record». Then in 2000 she left to focus her energy towards promoting and creating the now well kown brand «In Beat We Trust». Recognition came in 2004, when Time Out magazine voted it best club night. After having hosted just about every big Breakbeat DJ in the world, Waks and IBWT went into creating «Breaks Arena». The world’s first Breakbeat Festival. Over 3000 punters per year have seen her and a host of international talent rock the festival for the last years. After this success IBWT went on to invade other festivals.
At the now infamous Black Sea “Kazantip Republic” Waks runs just about everything breakbeat! MAYDAY started to join via an IBWT stage at its Russian events. Waks also tours the world: from Miami to Siberia, from China to Australia, Italy, Spain, New Zealand, Swiss, Germany the 1st Lady of Beats has rocked them all.
Lady Waks has also made a name for herself as a producer. Releasing tracks on well known labels such as Menu Music, West, Bass Planet, RAT Records along with her own venture «InBeatWeTrust music» label. Lady Waks is the true definition of talent and hard work. In 2012 Waks’ weekly radio show on «Radio Record» won the «Best Radio Show» at Breakspoll awards’12. This the first and still only fully breakbeat show in all of Russia.
Apart from this IBWT has just released the second collection of IBWT wear alongside a Big exhibition of Wak ́s Photo and design work and some new beats! Respected by her peers and loved by her fans. The future is hers.
with support from::
Agent 137 / Aaron Sigmon / PhatRabbit / DatBoy Fletch / Josh B / Mac / Madmonk / Mizzo / Dj You
9pm — 2:30am / Ages 21+ / 2 Areas of Sound / Drink Specials / Free Parking
$12 Limited Advanced Tickets (available now)
$17 Door Cover
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