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sideTrack, The Goddess Complex
With passion for electronic music and experience dating back to 2000, DJ Fate is sure to move the dance floor. Though primarily mixing house music, you might also catch her playing techno, fidget, tech-house, and/or breakbeats. She has played at events alongside: Translucent (Jason Tyler), DJ Sage, George Acosta, Ferry Corsten, Keoki, and Juan Atkins, to name a few.
DJ Fate is a member and resident dj of SideTrack, a group who promoted electronic events at Therapy Nightclub and Lounge (Indianapolis) on Thursdays in most of 2007. SideTrack brought in over fifty local and up-and-coming djs. DJ Fate’s previous residencies include: Club Eden (Indianapolis) and Ice Ultra Lounge (Indianapolis)
Another group that includes DJ Fate is The Goddess Complex, a collective committed to promoting female artists for talent as opposed to novelty, and giving support to the talented sisters out there.
Bang Tech Twelve
Known today for his smooth mixing and creative track selection Taylor Norris began his musical journey at a young age. Encouraged by his parents to get involved in music, he learned to play several instruments while growing up in Indianapolis, IN. After building up an interest in DJâ€™ing he decided to buy some gear and a few hip-hop records to experiment with. He quickly became infatuated with mixing beats and in 1996 attended his first house party where he was exposed to what would quickly become his obsessionâ€¦.house music.
Over the years Taylor has traveled around the mid-west playing several events along side some of the biggest names around including Dave Ralph, Slater Hogan, Bad Boy Bill, Christopher Lawrence, Chris Fortier, Adam Jay, DJ Dan, Paul Anthony, John Larner, Three, Paul Johnson, and Danny the Wild Child. For over a decade Taylor has been refining his skills on the decks and destroying dance floors by orchestrating hypnotic musical journeys. His styles range from clubby electro house and progressive to darker melodic and minimal techno.
Jackolaâ€™s musical style is eclectic to say the least. You may catch him playing dance rock and electro house between bands at a concert, or spinning funky house, tech house or minimal techno in other atmospheres. 2008 was a big year for him, playing major festivals in Louisville, KY and at Red Rocks Amphitheatre for Monolith Festival. Jackola has played alongside many internationally recognized DJs including DJ Shortee, JJ Flores & Steve Smooth, Mickey Avalon, Dirt Nasty, Tommie Sunshine, and Scotty Thomson.
Jackola and some long time friends founded sideTrack Entertainment in February 2007. The group started booking and promoting a weekly electronic night called PLUSH on Thursdays at Therapy Nightclub & Lounge in Indianapolis, IN. The night, which went strong for over 9 months, booked over 50 quality, up-and-coming DJs.
Jackola is also one of the founding promoters for the Broad Ripple Music Festival, a yearly festival featuring hundreds of bands on 20+ stages that benefits 20+ non-profits. He also writes a monthly column, â€œDiscopolisâ€, for NUVO Newsweekly that covers dance and electronic music in Indianapolis.
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Hello, it’s been quite forever since I updated and I have some exciting news to share.
First, I’m spinning some records at Monolith Music Festival at Red Rocks Ampitheatre in Colorado. The lineup features Justice, Devotchka, Silversun Pickups, Atmosphere, Vampire Weekend, TV On the Radio, CSS, Cut Copy, Mickey Avalon, Band of Horses and more. I’ll be playing the VIP After Hours Rock Room Stage on Saturday night, September 13, at 11pm.
The following weekend on Saturday, September 20 I’ll play here in Indy at the annual Oranje Art & Music Expo. It’s a pretty neat event with lots of cultural neato-ness going on.
Taylor Norris and myself will be punching out the minimal beats this Friday @ Big Car Gallery in Fountain Square, Indianapolis. The opening is titled “Negative Into Positive: The Art of Antonio Adams” and will also feature live bands Pravada, Grampall Jookabox and New York based Castanets.
Taylor and I will spin from 6-9:30pm, followed by the bands until midnight.
THEN, all day Saturday Therapy Nightclub & Lounge is hosting a benefit for the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. The fest is indoors and outdoors, with loads of DJs and live bands. Plus I hear they’ll probably have BBQ and a corn hole tournament.
Indianapolis, IN – JJ Flores & Steve Smooth – Let’s Play House Recordings Sessions @ Talbott Street – May 22, 20080
I’ll be spinning an hour-long set for Indy CD & Vinyl’s Vinyl Appreciation Day, this Saturday at 3pm. Indy CD & Vinyl is located on Broad Ripple Avenue in Indianapolis.