Boat Cruise Summer Series w/ Destructo at Provincetown II | Boston, MA | June 9th, 2017
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BOAT CRUISE SUMMER SERIES w/ DESTRUCTO



  • Date:Friday, June 09, 2017
  • Venue:Provincetown II
  • Address:200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02110
  • Age:21+
  • Artists:Destructo, AC Slater, Nebbra
  • Promoters:Boat Cruise Summer Series, NV Concepts
  • Time:6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

DESTRUCTO

Everybody is remembered for something. No matter what we do, our actions will ultimately define who we are. Politicians, artists, writers, heroes, and villains all leave legacies behind. So what’s DESTRUCTO’s legacy? One hell of a good time for hundreds of thousands of people. The Los Angeles-based DJ began building that legacy in 1990 after leaving his very first warehouse party with a tune firmly embedded in his head. The song was 808 State’s “Cubik”, and he craved it so much that he immediately ran toMelrose Avenue record shop, Street Sounds, to buy it. Our hero didn’t leave the store with just a 12-inch of “Cubik” though. DJ Barry Weaver loaded him up with numerous records and he was eager to immerse himself in the revolutionary sounds of early ’90s techno. There was just one problem though. “I got home and I realized that I didn’t have a record player,” laughs DESTRUCTO with a smile. “I was so amped on the music it didn’t matter. I went out and bought a turntable, and I started going back to those warehouse parties every Saturday.” However, simply going to the parties wasn’t enough. DESTRUCTO’s passion was so intense that he needed to throw his own. At that point, “The Sermon” was officially born. Donning a priest outfit, he’d host the 6am weekly party after the warehouses had died down early Sunday morning. He needed a DJ though, so he took on the role, getting people to dance after hardcore partying all night. “It was fucking out of control,” he declares. “My goal was to play the hardest and most gnarly techno to keep everyone awake. I’d blow up the soundsystem and the mixer. We’d break shit. I wasn’t only into Kraftwerk and Daft Punk; I lovedMetallica and Black Sabbath. So when I performed, it was aggressive, and it had to be banging.

Living up to his apropos moniker, he never deviated from his initial goal. After organizing the now legendary “Magical Mickey’s Holy Water Adventure” at Wild Rivers in 1991 and “Raveamerica” on New Year’s Eve at Knott’s Berry Farm in 1992, he dove into an A&R gig as Rick Rubin’s “Techno Boy” at Def American Recordings. Simultaneously, he released his first track, “Rain Dance” in 1994 complete with Indian chants and a Gumby sample. Furthering his success as a DJ and promoter, he launched multiple L.A. hotspots such as The Downtown Standard at night, while breaking new acts like God Lives Underwater and Basement Jaxx by day. As the music industry continued to change at the turn of the century, DESTRUCTO returned to his roots launching the very first HARD Festival in 2007. Appearing on subsequent HARD festivals to this day, DESTRUCTO cultivated an incendiary live set that merges heavy metal bombast and propulsive, potent techno. It’s unlike anything out there, and he takes it into the studio for his proper debut in 2011.

The artist describes his enigmatic sound best, “I call it ‘metal-techno-disco’. I’m trying to do something different when I go into the studio. I’m able to create a new sound channeling everything from 1991 to tomorrow. Electronic music is about creating a vibe, and it’s got to make people dance at the end of the day. My formula is to keep it electronic, techno, a bit heavy, but also funky.” That formula fuels his first official single, “Technology”. The song crescendos from blazing synths into a hypnotic sample before dropping into heavy techno euphoria. When it drops on Boys Noize’s own label, it’s going to light up dance floors worldwide. “I knew if I was finally going to release a song it had to be a banger,” reveals DESTRUCTO. “I knew exactly how I wanted it to sound and what I wanted it to do to the crowd. I always talk about techno as ‘Technology’ so the sample fits perfectly. It’s the beginning.”

Another track, “Stand Still”, employs a synthesized voice that carries a darkly catchy hook as the swells build into another dance epic. They’ll both undoubtedly soon be staples of his critically acclaimed, headturning live show “When it’s time to get on stage, I give it everything I’ve got,” he exclaims. “I put on a show and make the crowd go crazy. I’m never going to half-ass it. I was always the behind-the-scenes guy. Now that I’m in the front, I don’t take it for granted. I know how lucky I am to have this chance, and I never want to disappoint. The ball is in my hands.”

This year alone, DESTRUCTO has rocked crowds alongside Rusko, Diplo, The Bloody Beetroots and Fatboy Slim as well as performing at international festivals WEMF and Australia’s Stereosonic. To kick off the New Year, he’ll helm the inaugural and epic HOLY SHIP!, which sets sail from Florida to The Bahamas and back. With a rocket-pack strapped to his back, DESTRUCTO’s mission is to conquer dance floors all across the globe. “I want to make people really dance,” he concludes. “I’m not talking about doing a little shuffle but genuinely rocking. I want them to bang their heads and have the time of their lives.” Ultimately, with his album on the way and massive performances on the horizon, DESTRUCTO is doing exactly that – giving fans the time of their lives – and that’s one hell of a legacy.

AC Slater

The King of Heavy Bass House in America

AC Slater has begun a lengthy career for himself by fusing elements of house music with the dirty basslines of UK garage and sprinkles of old-school rave synths and breaks.

AC Slater’s career kicked off with a bang in 2008, with his seminal remix of “Turn the Music Up” on Trouble & Bass becoming an instant anthem. Moby listed it as one of the best 10 tracks of the decade, declaring it a “perfect song.” AC has collaborated with influential underground artists such as Nina Sky all the way to chart toppers like Far East Movement, and has done official remixes for the likes of Big Sean, Moby, Robin S. and many more. A quick look at Slater’s Beatport page reveals well over 100 tracks and remixes over the last five years, including his best-selling Jack Got Jacked EP, a blatant declaration of the invasion of house music by all things bass (and the start of a lengthy friendship with Jack Beats).

Fast forward to the present, AC has toured the globe several times and his tunes have been played at every major festival and club in the world by DJs including Skrillex, Diplo, 12th Planet, Jack Beats, and so many more. Slater’s tunes and guest mixes can regularly be heard on major radio stations across the world, including the UK’s BBC Radio 1 and Rinse FM and Australia’s Triple J. His crew Trouble & Bass and his own record label Party Like Us continue to release some of the most groundbreaking and forward-thinking bass-heavy dance music in the underground.