DATSWOTSUP! - The Cat Thieves - Bang Tech 12 - dubsteplive.com - Konkrete Jungle Detroit - YoSucka!
SUB Therapy Radio - every Tuesday 9pm-12am est. live on dubsteplive.com
Having been surrounded by the standard 4/4 sounds of techno, house and electro in the Detroit electronic scene, influenced by the gritty industrial sounds of groups like Meat Beat Manifesto, Front 242 and NIN, and always searching for something different, led Calico to find the bass heavy abstract sounds of drum & bass and dubstep.
Attending his first underground events in 1996 at Detroit’s famed Packard plant and The Warehouse changed his life forever, and lead him into a whole new world. Beginning in 1999, after a few years of attending events and seeing what there was to offer, Calico began helping promote and present events with various crews around the city, helping to bring some of the biggest names in the game. Leading up to today with DATSWOTSUP! Detroit’s monthly education on the finest in heavy bass music from around the planet. Calico has been responsible for the motor city debut of many of the pioneering artists in the dubstep and heavy bass genres, through this opportunity he has had the honor of presenting to Detroit, legends such as Hatcha, N Type, Pinch, Truth, Youngsta, Joker, Africa Hitech, Distance, and 6Blocc. as well as many more of the scenes heavyweights. Through the efforts of Datswotsup! and his drive to keep things different as well as his affiliations with Detroit label and favorite, Bang Tech 12 and as a resident of Konkrete Jungle Detroit has helped Calico become a staple in Detroit’s electronic music scene as a DJ since 2002. On top of an already busy work, dj, promotion and production schedule, Calico also finds time to run Detroit's only bass music centered club night Bass Down Low Thursdays, a collab effort with Matt Clarke of DetroitDubstep.com which focuses on finding new talent in the Detroit scene, and occasionally hosting world class headliners. You can also catch Calico and a random cast of friends broadcasting live every Tuesday 9pm-12am (EST) on www.dubsteplive.com for his SUB Therapy Radio show, where all sounds are welcome as long as they have a heavy Bass line. With bookings across the country piling up, as well as production collabs with Oktored of YoSucka! music gaining attention. Expect some weighty releases and the kick off to his upcoming record label in 2013, Things are about to get real. Always armed with the freshest tracks, as well unreleased and exclusive cuts, be on the look out for Calico destroying a sound system near you.
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