Seattle, United States
If you were to name the most prolific characteristic of electronic music as a whole, the one thing that people connect with the most, 9 out of 10 would tell you it’s the bass.
It’s the bass that was the gateway drug for most, those hits in the bassbin, which drew you in and kept you coming back for more. Maybe it was the thump, thump, thump of the 4x4 kick ringing in your ears years ago long after the party was over. Or maybe it was the, first warm—then dark, basslines of jungle and drum & bass that grabbed onto the base of your soul and took your body places it’d never been before.Or perhaps it was the wash of low-end whomp rolling over every fiber of your body, the dubstep, that got your hands in the air and your ass on the floor, shivering and rocking to-and-fro begging for just one more taste.
To a jock like Sir Kutz, it really doesn’t matter what first got you hooked.Since 1999, pusher man extraordinaire Sir Kutz (aka Julian Stephens) has been turning out dancers and dance floors with his signature brand of bass rock to national and international acclaim.From breakbeat and speed garage to drum & bass and dubstep.Kutz is known for turning audiences into fiends with whatever flavor of low-end they fancy, and sometimes with those they didn’t even know they did.This multi-genre, omni-tempo performer moves crowds in mass, seamlessly blending bass-heavy tracks of every ilk to create a frenzy on the dance floor of every room he enters, from Vancouver to Miami to Taiwan and beyond.
If clubs, warehouses, and raves are corners where this neighborhood dope man set up shop over the years, pumpin’ bass across the land like an infection, it’s been his mixtapes that whispered the gospel of that good-good through the streets and back-alleys where bass fiends lurk.Starting with “Sickness Inside”, and then “Drum ‘n Breakz Vol. 1 & 2”, “Killa Kutz”, “Simplify Mix Sessions” & “The Art of Drumstep”, Sir Kutz has moved thousands upon thousands of mix CD’s, each more prolific than the next, garnering him residencies with northwest heavyweights Red Cube Productions, Kaos Theory, and Simplify Recordings, as well as with national players V2AM Artist Management and The Future Sound of Breaks family.With a heavy touring schedule, original productions and collaborations with heavyweights like DJ Icey in the hopper, and that next mixtape of heavy street bass cooking up in the basement, it won’t be long ‘til the sickness that is Sir Kutz has you begging for one more hit.