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Hooked on Phonics, The Dirty Edition

“They told us we could become anything we wanted, we chose to be #dirty.” – Dirtyphonics. Blessed by the Bass Gods with 10 years in the making, this fiery trio has just about taken over. With background influences ranging from Daft Punk, Pendulum, as well as Metallica and Korn, DirtyPhonics serves up a taste of the melting pot. By uniquely blending an array of bass genres, their high-impact, powerful and precise sound seems to always make their fans feel some type of way.

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From earning “Best Newcomer Producer” in ‘09 to then signed to Dim Mak records, the boys then released their first album Irreverence. The album was a loaded, heavy teeth-grinding mix that infused the sounds of dnb & drumstep, whopping drops with doses of heavy-metal and a pinch of classical piano. While it featured some notable collaborations, their latest release on Dim Mak, Write your Future EP, features artists 12th Planet, UZ, Trinidad James,and with Matt Rose and Julie Hardy on vocals. The 4 track EP is a stacked continuation with pulse-pounding metal influenced DnB.

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On tour you’ll witness the live craziness that the boys translated from their head-banging days into the electronic world. The DJ duo Charly and Pitchin began performing in 2006, while the full band includes Pho who stays in Paris. The two have the ability to create symbiotic energy by blending a variety of bass styles so seamlessly from dubstep to trap to dnb and then back to dubstep again. “The dirtier the crowd is, the dirtier we are.” The continuous energy being fed off of the crowd and translated through the DJs is what creates the unpredictability of the show, which draws their fans back, hungry for more.


Making their only Orange County stop on the ‘Write your Future’ tour before heading overseas, the squad will be unleashing their madness upon The Yost Theater for Havoc Thursdays. I’ll be anxiously waiting for them to drop their tune ‘FreeFall’ from their new EP. It’s an empowering track that takes you on a journey from dirty drops into some grimey bass and flows back again into a melodic dreamstate. Before the guys take over, dropping bass bombs along with them is support from Twiitch who’s latest BASS release, ‘Power Trip’,  is on Buygore Records featuring new up and comer JAUZ. To open up the night we’ve got SoCal local Kompany along with the Paris-based duo Dirty Zblu.



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Hosting Dirtyphonics in the Santa Ana venue are nightlife curators, White Rabbit Group. New to the industry but not new to the game this pack of rabbits know how to make unforgettable nights/nights you can’t remember. Known for showcasing up and coming talent, you’ll see artists you have been obsessed about, to artists who become your new found favorites. From upon entering The Yost Theater you’ll absorb the flow of energy from the venue to the crowd. With its high ceilings and open space the vibrations are felt throughout the venue while the LED wall and theater view help add to the bass reality.  If you want that new new before everyone else or just want to experience some fresh new tunes before festival season, then this is your Bass breeding ground. I’m currently on the edge of my seat watching the clock until Thursday, March 12th when 10pm rolls around and the show gets played in real time.


Tickets to the show: http://vor.us/93611

Spoken word: Adrianna Palacio Freelance Blogger


For more from White Rabbit Group: www.whiterabbitgrp.com

Photo cred: OHDAGYO and Scotch Photos