IRIS:THE VOTED 7x "Best Of" #1 EDM in ATL - HUGE PARTY *TONIGHT* 12/7 w/ DJ FIXX & FONKAH & MANTIS - Open Late! WILL SELL OUT!
SATURDAY DECEMBER 7: MANTIS & FIX
Presales available at http://iris.eventbrite.com
ESP101 [Learn To Believe] Atlanta’s #1 EDM event and dance music club. Each and every Saturday we feature the most talented DJ’s, producers, and production teams, all coming together to bring you the most electrifying audio-visual sensory experience like you have never seen before.
HEAVY SUPPORT FROM:
RALPH & LOUIE
KING CRUZ… Show more
SOUL KITCHEN BY:
-- Ralph & Louie and Friends --
SILENT DISCO HOSTED BY:
-- 1200 Hustle and Friends --
MASTERS OF CEREMONY & HYPE KINGS:
-- MC Word --
-- MC So Chelsea --
HOSTS & ENTERTAINMENT COINNOISSEURS:
-- The IRIS Girls --
-- Retox Crew --
-- Eccentric Crew --
// THE IRIS EXPERIENCE //
** Four different atmospheres with booming Turbosound systems. **
-- Incredible custom laser and lighting installations sponsored by AREA 51 Presents --
PREPARE for the most spectacular sound, laser, and lighting extravaganza you have ever experienced!
-- Outside terrace with the IRIS Silent Disco (recently featured at Sweetwater 420 Music Festival) --
** Elevated VIP lounges with: **
-- Private cocktail server --
-- Private security --
-- Perfect views of the main stage –
** Each week we feature over 15 of THE BEST DJ’s spinning Atlanta’s best EDM **
-- The very best in every genre of EDM --
Electro, Drum & Bass, Bass Music, Breaks, Dubstep, Trance, House, Hip Hop
** Cryogenics, confetti blasts, free giveaways all night and so much more! **
IRIS is the premier high-energy nightlife and entertainment destination. As one of the most respected and revered promotion companies in the industry. Our constant commitment to excellence, and our love of the music and the crowd, shines through in all the events we touch. Join our family, this positive energy, we believe, creates the vibe and experience that is so unique to IRIS. Learn to Believe
– IRIS –
“For those that know”
// BIOGRAPHY :: MANTIS //
Taylor Scott and Paul Ollinger, known as Mantis, are a relentless duo. Having begun their musical careers with metal & deathcore, the transition to heavy bass music was not so much a step down in intensity, but a slide into a world with spectacular tools to mix dense layers of music in new ways, and deploy it with force. Mantis was formed in early 2011 to test the boundaries of metal-influenced production, and plunge the result into a wash of haunting atmospheres. Mantis wants to provide “music to make you feel like you’re somewhere else, and you’ve never been more stoked to be there.”
With that target in sight, 2011 was a smashing first year; the momentum began in Atlanta, and overflowed with releases on labels such as Play Me, Heavy Artillery, BroTown Records, & Abducted Records. A standard was set with 2011's "All Worlds", their first EP, breaking the top 10 on Beatport's Dubstep releases, and held with 2012's "Futures" scoring #5 on Beatport's overall chart. The support of tastemakers such as Liquid Stranger, Downlink, Figure, Cyberoptics, Diesel, Genetix, Persist, & Sluggo, points to an accomplishment of musical influence on an international scale, and the potential for much more. A history in Atlanta's metal scene, playing in acts such as WLTP and Attila, provides Mantis' cornerstone of fierce stage skills.
Having become known across the USA for throwing down an aggressive live show with unmatched energy and only the heaviest bass music, Mantis' reputation stands as being one of the gnarliest new production teams in the scene. With packed crowds at hand, and Beatport charts at their feet, only one goal remains- to raise the awareness of metal-influenced bass music... oh, and world domination. http://www.facebook.com/mantisdubstep
// EVENT DETAILS //
Age: 18+ | 21 to drink
Price: $10 – $20
** VIP tickets available**
Facebook Fan Pages
http://facebook.com/irispromo | http://facebook.com/irisgirls
Official Event Page
http://vimeo.com/65787464 | http://vimeo.com/72083761 | https://vimeo.com/70401851 (DV)
The IRIS aka Rush Lounge, 2715 Buford Highway, NE Atlanta, GA 30305
We highly encourage presales to skip the line and guarantee entry. This event will sell out in advance
Everyone welcome, but we encourage everyone to look your best and ready to dance!
A little sexy never hurt anyone!
// AWARDS //
**SEVEN TIME AWARD **WINNER** CREATIVE LOAFING BEST OF ATLANTA 2012 & 2013**
1. Best Local Promoter - IRIS (2nd year in a row)
2. Best Nightlife Event - IRIS ESP101[Learn To Believe]
3. Best Weekly Club Night - The IRIS aka Rush Lounge
4. Best Dance Music Club - The IRIS aka Rush Lounge
5, Best After Hours / Late-night Spot - The IRIS aka Rush Lounge (2nd year in a row)
6. Best Lounge - Rush
7. Best Local Electronic Act - Ralph & Louie (as showcased @ IRIS w/ Ralph & Louie's Soul Kitchen
Please check the link here: http://clatl.com/atlanta/BestOf?category=1390578&year=2013
Since 1996, IRIS knows how to throw THE VERY BEST and MOST massive bass heavy party with the thickest vibe cocktail possible under one roof. We love you Atlanta! EVERY SATURDAY we bring you the highest quality full production event with the most electrifying energy you can experience and believe. Check us out on facebook to learn more: http://facebook.com/irispromo
// IRIS DAY CALENDAR //
-- Saturday Nov 27 - IRIS FAMOUS Pre TurkeyDay Party--> HOME COOKED w/ DARA (U.K.) and THE VERY BEST talent Atlanta has to offer all come home to roost for the VERY SPECIAL #irisday !!!!! EDDIE GOLD, MK ULTRA, PLOYD, LOUD CLOUD, NEXTAKIN, DADDY DOUGH, STRANGER CANDY, KASSY NOVA, ++
-- Saturday Nov 30 - BABY ANNE (back finally!!) & Ralph & Louie w/ THE IRIS Experience live on the main stage
-- Saturday Dec 7 - DJ FIX & MANTIS for DJ Casper's & BASSS BOTT's Big Bday Party
-- Saturday Dec 14 - Aussie #1 Bass DJ Q-Bik Returnzzzz !!!
-- Saturday Dec 21 - PROTOHYPE !!!
-- Saturday Dec 28 - EDDIE GOLD- the pre NYE show
SPECIAL EVENT - TUE DECEMBER 31 - --IRIS NYE EXPERIENCE
TICKETS ARE ALREADY 75% SOLD OUT FOR THIS
-- Tuesday Dec 31 – w/ ---→>>> Ott (live) <<<←----- THIS WILL BE OUR BIGGEST PARTY IRIS HAS EVER DONE IN HISTORY - THE IRIS NYE EXPERIENCE -
Get ready for THE BIGGEST ANNUAL NYE EVENT in the South East!!! This event will 100% sell out!!! Tics R avail NOW - selling fast.
---> We will be staying open until 5 AM !!!!!!
We go ALL OUT for NYE w/ TONS & TONS more BASS & LASERS & LIGHTING & CASH Balloon Drop & FREE champagne toasts & SOOOOOOOOoooo much more! -
-->1st round release: Ott (live), VERY VERY special guest, MANTIS, MK ULTRA, PLOYD, OREO, KASSY NOVA
-INSIDE INFO: This event will sell out quicker than any show we have ever done!!! Get tickets now to ensure our entry and save $$$$.
-- Sat Jan 4 - STRANGER CANDY
-- Sat Jan 11- Terravita & Robot Pirate Monkey
-- Sat Jan 18 -ULTRA GOLD TOUR- MK ULTRA/EDDIEGOLD
-- Sat Jan 25 - Helicopter Showdown
-- Sat Feb 1 - MK ULTRA & PLOYD
-- Sat Feb 8 - NERD RAGE
-- Sat Feb 15 - UNLIMITED ASPECT TOUR - Project Aspect & Unlimited Gravity each doing their own set along with a sick tag team set (LIVE)
-- Sat Feb 22 - Diesel Boy & Downlink !!!!!
LABOR DAY WEEKEND 2014 - IMF 2014 END of SUMMER 2014 - IMF
#IMAGINE MUSIC FESTIVAL - THE IRIS EXPERIENCE ATLANTA, GA - YES this is what you ALL have been waiting for!! Early bird tickets available VERY soon.
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// BIO'S OF OUR AMAZING IRIS RESIDENTZ //
(Support your locals "the best talent in the land")
:::: MK ULTRA -- IRIS / THE DJ FACTORY LA
MK Ultra is getting worldwide attention, from her performances at this years Miami WMC and Magnetic Music Festival.
In addition to high demand for her DJ performances, she has also modeled for the publications Libertine Magazine and Urban Luxe. She has been featured on iheartradio and on Prototype radio's show as a rising producer. Her festival performances have included Counterpoint, Imagine, Magnetic and Identity Fest.
In the last six months Mk-Ultra has shared the stage with Porter Robinson, Le Castle Vania, Krewella, Figure, Dirty Talk, Run DMT, AK1200, Mantis, Street Lurkin, Bare, Flux Pavillion, Zeds Dead, Reid Speed, among many others.
Here's a video from her performance at Imagine Fest and her promo video from Rush Lounge in Atlanta...
Videos: http://youtu.be/lJ58E5thDrE | http://youtu.be/KOpiNw74UIY?t 22s
A recent Interview on TheFreshNew.com: http://www.thefreshnew.com/ tfn-exclusive-interview-mk- ultra/
Her debut single "Monarch," released on Beatport May 9th, 2013.: http://www.beatport.com/track/monarch-original-mix/4373708
-- https://www.facebook.com/ sheismkultra -- https://twitter.com/ sheismkultra -- https://soundcloud.com/ SHEISMKULTRA
:::: EDDIE GOLD ::::
A recent transplant from Pensacola Florida to Atlanta, EDDIE GOLD is set for world domination. Destroying dance floors and festivals all over the southeast and beyond, GOLD is ready to perform at the drop of a hat. Recent releases on Total Damage Records, FreakStep Records and Sine language Imprint have been gaining him international attention and filling his performance dates far and wide. Refusing to stick to one sound, Eddie knows how to read and play to any crowd he is put in front of. Known for his his high energy performances and relentless set lists. This is one Producer/Dj that plays all the genres to bring the maximum experience in one set. Eddie Gold has an energy thats unmatched and Its easy to see once you have seen him perform. Gold has his sights on dominating the festival circuit this year. He says "I feel at home when playing festivals and couldn't think of a better platform to bring my music and energy to the masses".With a full time studio schedule and a slew of festivals slated to play in 2013, This will be Eddie's busiest year to date.
:::: NEXTAKIN (NEXT OF KIN) ::::
1200 HUSTLE, IRIS, DUNGEON FAMILY GENERATION X, HITTMENN DJS, FATL
Nextakin has been rocking the masses for well over a decade now. His style is described as no genre. The mix will deliver what vibe Nextakin is in, but it is always sure to give the people something to talk about. From edm to hip hop, and from mixology to turntablism, Nextakin is all about delivering what the crowd needs, and that is energy. The respect for the music has gone much further than standing behind the tables. His motto is "work", plain and simple. Nextakin works on his craft, while building bridges from one style to another, bringing his two worlds of hip hop and EDM together. If there is one thing true about Nextakin, he is the people's champ, because that's what he plays for.
Nextakin has played events with such acts as Dungeon family, Aphrodite, Mickey Finn, LTJ bukem, BT, craze, ak1200, ODI, Dara, DJ Lord, flux pavillion, FUNTCASE, Danny the wildchild, trip theory, faust and shortee, phantom 45, klever, and many many more.
:::: RALPH & LOUIE ::::
Right Left Studios / IRIS / RAAW) - Atlanta, GA
When we hit the decks at any event it is known that from that point on the crowd is in our hands. For over 18 years each these 2 seasoned DJs have rocked dance floors across the nation and have joined forces to bring your their new brain child.. RALPH & LOUIE! While feeding off each others energy and mastering the EQ and effects you will know there style is different than what you have heard before.. And if thats not enough and you are lucky enough to catch a set when they include live instruments such as Drums, Didgeridoo, Guitars, horns and more.. you will know why you are scheduling to see there next show in advanced.. Welcome to the minds of Ralph & Louie!!
In the great city of Atlanta there lives a man. A man with a beard. A man named Ployd. If you have spent any time frequenting bass music shows in Atlanta then chances are you've heard and are possibly homeys with Ployd aka Bass Jesus aka Trap Jesus aka The Godfather.
Although recently named "Atlantas Best DJ" in Creative Loafing (readers choice), Ployd has been on the grind playing clubs since 06 playing with a slew of the top names in electronica from Rusko, Excision Reid Speed, Mayhem, and Borgore to Zoogma, Big Gigantic, Papadosio and many many more.
Without a doubt he has played a large influential part in the Southeastern scene helping to start Atlantas first two Dubstwp collectives; Atlanta Dubstep and Wobble House. Currently Independent, Ployd bounces from city to city in the southeast heating up dancefloors with his versital and tasteful DJ sets. Coming soon to a club, festival, ballroom, bingo game, or bon fire near you.
:::: STRANGER CANDY ::::
Stranger Candy, aka Andrew Levene (formerly known as Avarice). The eccentric EDM DJ developed his notable eclectic, experimental style with numerous interests and influences stretching across numerous genres. EDM/IDM/Rock/Experimental/Classical/Hiphop/Bossanova, it doesn't matter. Stranger Candy is about the music.
When performing live, Stranger Candy generally sticks to heavy forms of EDM. Sets typically include but are not limited to:Electro House, Dubstep, Moombahthon, Drumstep, Filth, Trap & Downtempo. Although he's completely capable of mixing any genre, whether it be Top 40's or Club hits.
Stranger Candy’s name is based on his blunt, left-of-center approach to the industry that makes Andrew Levene “Stranger Candy.” Stranger Candy is a forerunner, a trendsetter and a friend to his fans. He doesn't rely on his headphones, where as he needs to feel the music in real time as his fans do. On the spot mash-ups and build ups are essential to him. He considers his fans before his fame, Stranger Candy pays particular detail to the vibe and movement of the crowd versus how he may feel about a particular track. He doesn't believe in pre-recorded mixes. He wants to be involved and he wants to read the audience to progress his mixes.
Stranger Candy has played with the likes of Dieselboy, Run DMT, Crizzly, Heroes x Villains, Downlink, Ajapai, AK 1200, Schoolboy, ODI, Nerd Rage, FS, Mayhem, Smash Gordon, Dara, Dirtyloud, Dirty Talk, Protohype, Hulk, Andys ill, Mantis, Andy C, KJ Sawka, Wick-it the Instigator, Getter, Darth and Vader, Q-Bik, Ed Rush & Optical, Captain Panic, BARE, Hot Pink Delorean, Ill Gates, Jansten, Computer Club, Luminox and more.
He's a resident DJ for the Atlanta based promotion company Iris ESP. You can find Stranger Candy playing Rush Lounge every Saturday night.
:::: CASPER ::::
Since 1995 Ryan Harrison otherwise known by the monikers Casper and Saturat3d Phat has been involved with the Dance Music movement. In 1997 his Dedication to the scene and passion for the music would lead him behind the decks. Two years later he had earned residencies with Iris Promotions, Viynl Boy, 421 entertainment and various other promoters and clubs in Atlanta. His ability to keep the crowd hype and rock the dance floor was all that was needed to take him all over the Country to play alongside many of the top dance music artists in the world. Known as a turntable terror with layered mixing and battle style Cuttin and scratchin he always brings it funky and fresh. In 2003 his first production work" Right Now/Asteroid" with Dj Neutron & The West City AllStars was released on 20K Freaks Records with great response. He has since had hundreds of remixes and original tracks drop. With no plans to slow down this Dj, producer and promoter continues his quest to entertain crowds everywhere!!! affiliations - Iris Original, Bass Wars, Underground Syndicate
:::: DOUGHBOY ::::
It all started at midnight on New Years Eve of 1992 in a hole in the wall skating rink. Damien Tucker aka DaddyDough (formerly Doughboy) had been a silent lover of electronic based music for years. When the clock struck 12 his life was changed forever. DaddyDough began his DJ career with old classics, hip hop, and booty shaking tunes. By 1996 Dough had landed regular residencies at several of the hottest electronic clubs in Atlanta. Over the next few years he began to build a strong following, and was playing at several events each week and traveling to some of the hottest venues in the Southeast. Over the last 20 years DaddyDough has played some of the biggest and most talked about venues and events in and around the Atlanta area.
A master behind the decks, his smoothness when mixing from tune to tune is rivaled by few in today's scene. Always striving to drop his signature style of Drum and Bass, DaddyDough has remained one of the biggest hidden talents in the Atlanta EDM scene. With the ability to mix any style of dance music and even play track out in the club that even he has never heard sets DaddyDough a step above the nearest competition. DaddyDough is the real deal when he steps behind the decks and not many can say otherwise. Currently teamed up with his longtime partner, DJ Quirk, DaddyDough has been making strides to return to the world of production. Under the name EchoLabSoundSystem, Quirk and Dough have been ripping it up in the house realm, while DaddyDough stays true to his roots on solo events, bringing the best in Drum and Bass and his new guilty pleasure, Dubstep.
DaddyDough is sure to educate the masses on how it was done back in the day and influence some of the up and coming artists and DJ's on how a true professional works behind the decks to always keep the dance floor moving each time he plays. Aside from his residency and regular Atlanta bookings, you can also always catch DaddyDough each and every Wednesday night from 9pm-12am EST on his internet radio show which has featured some of the biggest local talent from the Atlanta area and beyond. DaddyDough has also shared the stage with some of the biggest and most legendary names in electronic music, including LTJ Bukem, Bad Boy Bill, Simply Jeff, Soul Slinger, 187 aka Jordana, BT, Danny the Wildchild, Keoki, Spacemen, Trip Theory, Frankie Bones, Sandra Collins, and far too many more to name. With all these years mastering his craft, a set by DaddyDough is a sound that is sure not to be missed by anyone who truly calls themselves a lover of electronic dance music.....
:::: MCBEEZY ::::
(Rhythm n Bass)
Mcbeezy has been smashing parties all over the southeast with an unrivaled arsenal of heavy basslines and an energy as fierce as his mixing. This cat's been in the indie electronica game for a minute, playing drums for national touring and regional live electronic acts since 2005. He's shared the stage with such notable luminaries as Z Trip, Rusko, Big Gigantic and Ott over the years, as well as many sit in performances with Public Enemy's DJ Lord and Atlanta's own long time bass heads Charlie P & Ployd. The energy seems effortlessly translated to his mixing, which has been seen as a force to be reckoned with this past year in the southeast. As a member of Atlanta based bass posse Trillitary, Mcbeezy continues to refine his skills as a producer and DJ, and still drums for Atlanta based dubstep act Trill Bass. Much to be seen from this one...
:::: SILVER ::::
One of the original breakbeat DJ's in Atlanta that was established in Orlando, Fl, 1992, with the likes of Dj Icey, Dj Fixx, Friction and Spice, Dj Debbie D, Huda Hudia, Baby Anne and Dj X. Five years later, in 1997, he graced the city of Atlanta with his talents and has been a mainstay ever since. Silver has played all over the east coast and as far west as Las Vegas. His wide range of breaks that stem from old school Florida breaks, new school, technical bass to electro breaks will keep your heart pumping and make even those ...
:::: PFUNK: 1200 HUSTLE ::::
Dropping bombs for over twelve years, P-FUNK knows how to rock the party! Whether at clubs, raves or house parties, P-FUNK always throws down an arsenal of fresh and exclusive music. Prepare yourselves for some funky, fresh, bass heavy beats, mixed properly by P-FUNK
:::: WHITE RABBIT ::::
As a classically trained pianist, music has always played a huge role in her life. Although DJ’ing began as a hobby, it quickly turned into a passion. The White Rabbit began her journey on two belt-driven turntables in November of 2009 and made her first public appearance in April 2010. Since then, she has been playing at numerous clubs and underground venues at parties in and around the Atlanta area, including a few out of state bookings. 2013 is going to be a dynamic year… more efforts will be put towards playing house/techno/minimal and the goal is to make room for production when time permits (just got her PharmD and is currently taking a series of licensing exams to become a pharmacist- busy busy busy!)
Her style infuses an eclectic blend of breakbeats with techno, minimal and house, for an average BPM within the range of 125-140. The breaks range from electro to dnb-influenced, florida to nu skool. Recently her breaks sets are encompassing a wider range of genres, from dubstep to trap to electro house and funky tech house.
Regardless the genre, one thing is certain-- the bass will be heavy and the sound will draw you in. With a love for dark melodies and dirrrrrrrty basslines, she plays each set with one goal in mind: to make people dance.
Be sure to join her on her next musical trip down the rabbit hole...
:::: MC WORD & The Retox Crew w/ Fire Hula Hoopers ::::
MC "Master of Ceremonies" . Freestyles to Drum N Bass, Breaks and Dubstep. Resident at Masquarade, Karma, Lennys in Atl Ga 1998-2002. Live perfomances with DJ Aphrodite, Mickey Finn, DJ Rap, ak1200, dara, deisleboy, as well as local Atl DJ's. Currently working with IRIS promotions and working on producing live shows with the RETOX hoola hoop girls. Will be incorporating the Baritone Sax into future shows. Stay tuned!!
:::: MC ARION LEE ::::
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