Amidst the chaos and thrusting boom of the EDM overrun streets of Las Vegas, deep from the depths of the underground comes the luring draw of the devilish deep dark tech(no) spell of Spacebyrdz. Also known as Alex "Annexx" Clark and Oscar Molina, Spacebyrdz have been holding down Vegas and heating up dance floors since their inception at a warehouse party in downtown LA in 2007.
California homegrown but Vegas cultivated, Spacebyrdz have held strong and true to the deep tech(no) in their soul, slowly shaping and giving culture to an over saturated city by providing an outlet and a scene with their RiffRaffSaturday parties that showcase their music along with all the best the underground has to offer. When not busy saving souls from the Vegas mainstream, these two heavyweights can be found traveling the world from Sonar in Barcelona to BPM in Mexico to Lovelife in San Diego and anywhere and everywhere in between. Unpretentious and unassuming, it always has been and always will be all about the music for these boys.
Their immense passion for spreading soul-wrenching deep techn(no) sounds spread beyond their own and into their label RiffRaff. Conceived at a pizza parlor in Miami back in 2009 with friends and musical masterminds Android Cartel / Dance Spirit, the label has served as an avenue to share with the world the sounds they love and the energy they embody through talented artists such as Cari Golden and Safeword to name a few. With 2014 bringing on artists such as Eric Volta, Dance Spirit, and Clint Stewart, this year promises to put RiffRaff on the map.
With their own music on labels such as MEXA Records, Dialtone Records, having charted on the Beatport Top 100 in 3 different genres in 2013, and upcoming releases on Sullivan Room Records and Faceless Recordings, it seems the powerhouse duo is gaining recognition beyond the borders of Vegas. With sultry heavy tracks in the works and their new stream of AFTER (www.afterlasvegas.com) parties kicking off February 2014 in Vegas, Spacebyrdz are ready to take flight for 2014.
SPACEBYRDZ AFTER MIX:
“DJ/Producer Justin Baulé first started playing records in Minneapolis clubs and raves in 1998, back when calling yourself a DJ meant that you did much more than just press play and pump your fist. He was one of the youngest and most celebrated DJs in that vibrant scene and a standout in now-retired but well-loved crew Emerald City, a deep house music collective often charged to play peak sets at some of the Midwest's most memorable parties. The early 00's were a time when Cassius, Daft Punk and Basement Jaxx were new and fresh, and an inspired Baulé spent hours at famed record shop Let It Be with fellow tastemakers, scouring the bins to build on his already impressive collection using cash he earned from his part time hustle at an Uptown tattoo shop. It was a fantastic era for club music and for Justin, but Minnesota couldn't contain this one and he left the state (and DJing, for a short while) to professionally snowboard out West. It wasn't until 2007 when Mr. Twin Cities moved to Sin City and it was like someone pressed fast-forward on his life.
Baulé, with his infectious grin and impressive influences ranging from Otis Redding to Outkast and all points in between. It's a long haul from his days in the Midwest as a teenage deep house phenom in phat pants, but it's not only his proficiency behind the booth and dancefloor instincts that got him there. Baulé's beyond his years with his genuine nature and authentic attitude about a musical journey many try but abandon: "You've just got to be consistent in character, work hard, be humble and stay positive." And, if you can do it all to your own beat -- preferrably a house one -- all the better. “ - Jen Boyles, URB Magazine
When Brett Rubin was 19 years old he bought his first set of turntables along with four crates of hip-hop records. It was a good first effort, but within one week Brett had sold all the hip-hop records and begun digging for electronic music at Gramaphone, and other famous Chicago record shops. Beginning with a deep trance sound that was big in the late 90s, Brett went on a 13 year musical journey. He experimented with many different styles and sounds ranging from house, deep house, tech house, techno, progressive, electro, breaks, and dubstep. This wide range of musical influences has helped form the genre-crossing style prominent in Rubin’s sets today.
Across the span of his career, Rubin has had countless opportunities to share the decks with the biggest names in the industry. He has shared the stage with acts like; Tiesto, Sharam, Paul Oakenfold, Danny Teneglia, Bob Sinclair, Dj Dan, LA Riots, Second Sun, Lee Burridge, and hundreds more. Since moving to Las Vegas in 2005 Rubin has performed at virtually every major nightclub and pool party on the Strip, while being a staple of the afterhours scene.
Rubin held residencies at Empire Ball Room and Seamless for 4 years prior to launching his own afterhours at the Artisan Boutique Hotel, which was quickly voted and remains the number one afterhours in Las Vegas today. Much like his successful afterhours, Brett has also been voted number one House Dj In Las Vegas. Brett is co-creator and music director of Black Rock Syndicate, one of the premiere sound stages at each year’s Burning Man Festival. Brett also performs on some of the other main stages each year, including Opulent Temple, and Distrikt.
A seasoned veteran who knows how to read a crowd, Brett adapts his sound perfectly to fit appropriately with the environment. Don’t miss his infectious sound at a nightclub, pool party, warehouse party, or festival near you.