DJ C - Ripley - Kid Kameleon
On tour in Europe May 27 - June 27, 2004

raggabreaks, dubcore, speedbeats, genreblends, wreckstep, soundclashes, beatresearch, rewinds, basshits, and boomsounds... Comin' to your town!!!

In June '04 DJ C, Ripley, and Kid Kameleon joined forces to activate the Mashit Tour. Together they mashed up so many raging riddims it made heads spin. They moved crowds by selecting the choicest cuts, the secret beats that got under skin and forced feet to move.

Mashit Tour Blog
The crew did some blogging durring the tour. Click here to check it.

Mashit Tour Photos
Click here to see a photo album from the tour.

Tour Dates:

May 27 Berlin, Germany (Echschloraque)
May 28 Bremen, Germany (Buchte)
May 30 Berlin, Germany (Raw War Festival)
June 1 East Berlin, Germany (Automaten)
June 2 Leipzig, Germany (fruehauf)
June 4 Graz, Austria (Postgarage)
June 5 Vienna, Austria (Gartenbaukino)
June 8 Budapest, Hungary (Szobadiszko)

June 9 Munich, Germany (Trip Town)
June 10 Thun, Switzerland (Mokka)
June 11 Bulle, Switzerland (Ebullition)
June 18 Halle, Germany (Chaise Lounge)
June 19 Berlin, Germany (Bastard)
June 23 Amsterdam, Netherlands (Overtoom 301)
June 24 Northern Germany (Fusion Festival)
June 26 London, England (Musicalbear: The Bug VS Mashit)

[Mashit, EOSS, Toneburst, Boston]

DJ C has been dropping his mashed up mix of jungle, reggae, hardcore, rock, hiphop, folk, bhangra, techno, and just about everything else at parties, clubs, and events worldwide since the mid ‘90s.

In 1995 he started the Electro Organic Sound System (EOSS). EOSS’s critically acclaimed debut CD, "Herbanism," was released in 1996 on the BlissRecordings label, and was followed by two 12" EPs, "Roots" and "Wroller Wreck," and the “Roots Wreck Remix” album in 2000.

"...[EOSS] gives props to the Orb, King Tubby, and Boogie Down all in one breath. It's nice to see so many influences at work..."
–URB magazine

"Fibrous Jungle and post-Orb dub overlaid with grainy electronics."
-The WIRE magazine

In 2003, DJ C started the Mashit label to release hard-hitting ragga-junglistic material. Mashit 001 featured rough and rugged ragga tracks by DJ C and Aaron Spectre, and sold out within weeks of it’s release. Mashit 002, and 003 also featured DJ C’s material, as will the upcoming Mashit 004. Advanced promos have already been killing dance-floors across Europe.

He also has a forthcoming remix of Wayne Lonesome about to drop on the fourth installment of Kid 606’s Tigerbeat6 ragga sub-label Shockout.

He has worked on remix projects with Hrvatski, DJ /rupture, DJ Flack, Tube, and has appeared on compilations with Push Button Objects, Kid 606, Thievery Corporation, DJ Olive, DJ Wally, Thurstin Moore, Jim O'Rourke, and Fennesz.

Not content with just making music, DJ C co-founded Boston's Toneburst experimental event production collective along with DJ /rupture in 1996. Through Toneburst and elsewhere, he has performed with Lee Scratch Perry, Slick Rick, µ-Ziq, Photek, John Medeski, Mad Professor, Soundmurderer, Carl Craig, Shinehead, DJ Spooky, WE, Anti Pop Consortium, Peaches, Chicks on Speed, Orb, Kool Keith, Souls of Mischief, Saul Williams, and others.

He has performed at parties and clubs worldwide, from the Hotaka Mountain Festival in Japan to the underground clubs of Prague.

On the Mashit tour DJ C will be combining his DJ skills with live laptop performances.

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DJ Mixes/Live Sets:

[Death$ucker, Havocsound, NYC]

"Rhythmic danger in overdrive... Rootical rally-cry uproar."
-Simon Reynolds on DJ Ripley

Now disturbing New York and Brooklyn, Ripley has caused total dance mayhem at events from Berlin to Boston to Bristol, Riga to Rotterdam to Rennes, Halle to Helsinki, Scezczin to San Francisco, Tillinn to Toronto, Linz to London, Paris to Prague.

Ripley's wreckstep raggaphonics slice through generes of jungle, dancehall, breakcore, hiphop, d'n'b, experimental breaks, and dub, sprouting new life on every dancefloor. Ripley's performances spill over and rumble under into dub and downbreak sound experiments. On sunny afternoons, Ripley spins rocksteady.

Along with her usual dancfloor alchemy, Ripley wields music in the activist arena  - organizing and performing at benefits for groups like the Coney Island Avenue Project (for Pakistani Muslims in NYC suffering the aftermath of the P*triot Act), the Revolutionary Afghan Women's Association, Groundswell urban youth mural project, and Street Medic volunteer medical activists.

In all arenas, ripley's fierce intellect and raw energy spark new uprisings and unseat preconceptions. In clubs, warehouses, backrooms, radio stations and performance spaces, ripley has played with artists like Asian Dub Foundation, Kid606, Kaffe Matthews, Hrvatski, Criterion, Max Glazer, Drop The Lime, Pamelia Kurstin, Dub Gabriel, Rotator, Zipperspy, Knifehandchop, Irie-La, Dr. Israel, Timeblind, Da Kee, and with soundsystems like Blackkat (NY), Broklyn Beats (NY), Havoc (Ny/SF), 5lowershop(SF), SoFat (NY/UK), Daimon (Dresden), Ruff-E-Nuff (Chemnitz), BassBeast/Dread Beat (Prague), Konstruct (London/Berlin).

In the world of letters, Ripley also examines global property systems, through the lens of legal and economic history, especially investigating how people come to think they can own music as if it was a thing and not a practice. Ripley wants everyone to dance.

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DJ Mix:

Kid Kameleon
[Soundlab, Record Camp, Spec4, NYC]

Kameleon is a breakbeat strategist who takes his name from his love of blending different styles of music together. He casts a wider net every year, always searching for obscure sounds to mesh with more widely known tracks.

Jamaican influence is strong in his sets, from dancehall, dub, and hip-hop (both hard-hitting and fun), to the dubbier side of breaks and 2step. He also draws strong inspiration from the past ten years of drum and bass, encompassing dark and techy tracks, bouncy jump-up, smooth rollers, esoteric and complex drum patterns, and especially ragga jungle both new and old. Everything that can move a good party is allowed and no sound is too taboo.

Such diverse tastes have led to a link up with many crews throughout New York, including the pioneeringly eclectic Soundlab, party enthusiasts Record Camp, and drum and bass stalwarts Wize, Jesse Mann and Jon [s] as Spec4. Through them Kameleon has worked and played alongside a spectrum of artists including U-Roy, Kool Herc, Squarepusher, DJ Spooky, Alec Empire, Dizzee Rascal, Asian Dub Foundation, Matthew Dear, Soundmurderer, Soul Slinger, DJ Storm, Total Science, and MC Jamalski among many others.

The Kid has rocked parties across America with his trademark fast-paced, tightly-mixed track selection and has played throughout Europe in ten different countries including France, Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic, the Baltic States and Finland.

His mix CD "Cut with Care" was reviewed in Urb magazine by Chris Muniz, who praised it for its "spine-tingling illness" and dubbed it "superb".

DJ Mix:

Current Top 15 (May '04):

  • DJ C – Billy Jungle (Mashit)
  • Pahel feat. Daddy Freddy – Sahara (Sambaground)
  • Stereotyp meets Al’Haca feat. Shagon – Blaze and Cook (Klein)
  • Team Shadetek feat. Wayne Lonesome - Dem Nuh Know Me (Shockout)
  • Drop the Lime – Surrender to the Sound EP (Peaceoff)
  • Donae’o – My Philosophy (Social Circles)
  • Horsepower Productions – In Fine Style LP (Tempa)
  • Angel Zero – Distress/Guardian 9 (Thermal)
  • Jah Mason – Pure and Clean (Old Hut)
  • Pendulum – Another Planet (Breakbeat Kaos)
  • Bug vs. Rootsman – Killer (Sound Murderer and SK1 rmx) (Razor remix)
  • Donna Summer/Queen – Dragon Attack (devnull remix) (Omeko)
  • Debaser - Clash Night (Press Ups)
  • Mr. Vegas - Pull Up (Wize and Jon [s] mix) (unreleased)
  • Aaron Spectre - Sheknows (unreleased)

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