Entertainer Spotlight: DJ Kasper
We feel that it is important to highlight our entertainers so that all of you can get to know our individual styles and talents. We have such a diverse group of talented DJ’s and this week we would like to highlight the youngest member of the GenNOW crew and Drum ‘n’ Bass specialist, DJ Kasper! For those of you who are not familiar with what Drum ‘n’ Bass is, here is a brief description:
Drum & Bass (/ˈdrʌm ənd ˈbeɪs/) (also written as Drum ‘n’ Bass or Drum and Bass and commonly abbreviated to D&B, DnB or D’n’B) is a genre of electronic music also known as Jungle which emerged in England in the early 1990s. The genre is characterized by fast breakbeats (typically between 150–180 beats per minute) with heavy bass and sub-bass lines. The “bass line” is usually created with sampled sources or synthesizers. (Wikipedia)
Kasper describes DnB in these terms “Drum & Bass is the 170 beats per minute stuff you hear at proper underground raves. Show up with furry boots and pasties on your chest, and you’re liable to get laughed off the dance floor. Drum & Bass fans are their own subculture, way apart from the current EDM explosion, and they like it that way.”
Now, for more on Kasper:
DJ Kasper is one of North America’s newest Drum and Bass talents getting global recognition. At only 24 years old, he may be one of the younger faces, but odds are you have heard his music regularly supported by DJ Marky, Bryan G, Random Movement, Command Strange and Technimatic. As it stands, he has over 45 releases on iTunes and 7 vinyl records up for grabs.
The success of Kasper’s 2013 “Brooklyn Standard EP” on Celsius recordings opened the door to even larger opportunities. Teaming up with other world-renowned North American producers like Jaybee and Random Movement, Kasper has a steady stream of digital and vinyl releases sorted for 2014 and 2015.
Liquid? Hardly. His style does tend to be melodic and funky, but his DJ sets run the full spectrum of sound. Part of the next generation of Drum and Bass, he pays no mind to the politics of old, choosing instead to let the music speak for itself.
Kasper has performed hundreds of gigs across the US and Europe in just a few short years. Embarrassed by the button pressing DJs, Kasper is a long fan and supporter of classic turnatablism. In 2013, he won the Red Bull U DJ Master award in Minneapolis and works regularly with the GenNOW squad.
LABELS: FOKUZ – CELSIUS – FIZZY BEATS – SOUL DEEP – TELLURIC – DIGITAL BLUS – INFORM – INFLUENZA MEDIA – LIQUID BRILLIANTS – RE:LOAD – GOODLOOKING
For way more info on Kasper, and to purchase music or see his gig schedule, head to these links: