Seven Lions at The Webster | Hartford, CT | December 7th, 2017
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HORIZON TOUR w/ SEVEN LIONS



  • Date:Thursday, December 07, 2017
  • Venue:The Webster
  • Address:31 Webster St, Hartford, CT 06114
  • Age: All Ages
  • Artists:Seven Lions, Tritonal, Kill the Noise
  • Promoters:Steez Promo
  • Time:09:00 PM

SEVEN LIONS

Seven Lions is quickly taking the dance world hostage with his deep, soulful, hybridized creations – at times elegant, at others pulverizing – all distinctly his own. Seven Lions’ Polarize EP, one of the most promising releases of the last year in the EDM world, just dropped in April and has already garnered praise for its melding of main room bombast with a very sensitive, human touch. For Seven Lions (neé Jeff Montalvo) ‘fast’ is an understatement for how his work has spread virally amongst fans of trance, dubstep, and everything in between. The 25 year old California native has been the center of attention as of late but has maintained a humility throughout. The artist released an unofficial remix of Florence and the Machine’s “Cosmic Love” in March and has been a runaway YouTube hit as Florence’s vocals align perfectly with the producer’s yearning, sinewy compositions. Following the release of the Polarize EP (which charted in the top 5 overall charts on BeatPort), several of his productions are at any given time on the BeatPort dubstep Top 30.

His international following has grown exponentially over the past few months -everything from getting airplay on BBC’s Radio1 to headlining seminal clubs in the States and elsewhere, but this is no overnight success story. It started early on in his life when, at age 7, his father brought home the family’s first computer: a Macintosh and keyboard. After playing in metal and punk bands throughout middle school and high school, Montalvo segued into production in his late teens.

“For me, it was the most accessible thing, to start picking up something like drums as opposed to something like electronic music. My transition out of playing with a band was because I got tired of waiting for my band all the time — I wanted to just start making music so I started composing electronic music by myself,” Montalvo explains. After a friend gave Montalvo the program Fruity Loops, he began experimenting with industrial drum beats and toying with genre cross-pollinations. Montalvo attended his first rave in 2007 and was immediately inspired to produce trance. However, he slowly found that broken beat came more naturally to the drummer-at-heart. “It’s more like playing a real instrument, as opposed to doing the four-on-the-floor disco beat. It’s more natural for me,” he says.

Not long after, his remix of Above & Beyond feat. Zoe Johnston’s “You Got To Go” served as his breakout hit and introduction to the EDM world. “I won the official remix competition, which is how I got involved with [Above & Beyond]. I don’t know if they were expecting the track to do as well as it did. But it definitely got their attention, and now they’re wanting to work with me more.’ That the remix “did well” is an understatement — typical of the soft-spoken Montalvo. The meteoric track sat at #2 on Beatport’s Dubstep chart for over 6 weeks, second only to Skrillex’s remix of “Levels”, with hundreds of thousands of listens on YouTube.

From metal band member, to solo industrial producer, to a trance-dub trailblazer — he’s already achieved quite a diverse oeuvre, but his work seems to be only beginning. An innovative, fresh-thinking producer, Seven Lions is one of the more beautiful but dance-centered artists you’re likely to discover for a while.

TRITONAL

After only three short years of united production, progressive trance duo Tritonal has become one of the top names to watch in the international electronic dance music scene. With track after track flying up the Beatport charts and landing in the sets of some of the most renowned and respected DJs in the world, Tritonal shows no signs of slowing down-even after a whirlwind, worldwide tour to promote their debut artist album, “Piercing the Quiet.”

Chad Cisneros and Dave Reed formed this dynamic musical partnership from opposite ends of the United States after meeting online in a sound production forum. Within a year of collaboration their first smash hit, Piercing Quiet, was voted best track by listeners of Armin van Buuren’s ‘A State of Trance’ radio show. Throughout 2011, they have provided a guest mix for Trance Around the World with Above & Beyond, became the resident DJs on Sirius XM’s Electric Area, and released four top 20 Beatport singles, including fan favorite “Lifted,” which features the haunting vocals of Cristina Soto. And thanks to their popular Air Up There radio show, Tritonal has been able to reach fans around the world with their unique and euphoric sound at some of the world’s best dance music events in the U.S., Russia, Asia, the U.K, and Australia.

With a fan base of dedicated Tritonians expanding rapidly around the world and a truly memorable, vivacious stage presence which must be seen to be believed, Tritonal continues to shower music lovers with their uplifting, original material and innovative remixes of some of the best electronic tracks today.

KILL THE NOISE

There’s a new ghoul haunting parties worldwide – a diamond-eyed skull slapped to turntables. Grinning off sweat-drenched t-shirts and gleaming from 20-foot neon screens. It’s the bony mascot of Kill The Noise, the buzzing young producer and DJ whose uniquely intense take on electronic dance music has kept him rocking around the globe; from packed nightclubs to sold-out festivals.

In a word, his sound is dynamic. His productions much like his performances fearlessly blend different genres, styles and tempos.

His music has been released on some of dance music’s most prestigious record labels including Deadmau5’s Mau5trap Recordings, and his own imprint, Slow Roast Records, founded with 5x DMC world-champion DJ Craze. The boutique label is distributed by indie powerhouse Fool’s Gold.

With a busy upcoming touring schedule, and some big upcoming record releases Kill The Noise will no doubt be making a lot of noise this year!