Bay Area production force known as Helicopter Showdown has earned the reputation in the underground bass music culture as “Wu Tang” of Dubstep. These West coast bass monsters have been turning heads and crashing parties worldwide with their unique blend of heavy dubstep, melodic electro house, and thundering trap. Having dominated the Bay Area bass music scene over the past several years, HS has been called out of their homeland to perform and curate events all over the North America in cities such as New York, Detroit, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Denver, Houston, Montreal, and many in between. Supported by such highly respected artists as Rusko, Borgore, Mt. Eden, Calvertron, Skism, Downlink, and Reid Speed amongst others, their music is quickly being recognized everywhere from the most distinguished UK dubstep pioneers to the smaller pockets of bassheads in middle USA.
Atlanta based DJ/producer duo Taylor Scott and Paul Ollinger, better known as Mantis, are relentless. Having begun their musical careers with metal and deathcore, the transition to heavy bass music was not so much a step down in intensity, but a slide into a world with spectacular tools to mix dense layers of music in new ways and to deploy it with force. Mantis was formed to test the boundaries of metalinfluenced production and launch the result into a world of haunting
atmospherics. In the words of Mantis, their collective goal is to “music to make you feel like you’re somewhere else, and you’ve never been more stoked to be there.”
With multiple Top 10 Beatport releases on the Dubstep Chart on labels such as Never Say Die,Owsla, Play Me and Uplink Audio, and support heavy hitters such as Liquid Stranger, Downlink, Figure, Cyberoptics, Diesel, Genetix, Persist and Sluggo, combined with an aggressive live show and unmatched energy, Mantis has built a reputation for coming with some of the heaviest, dirtiest bass music in the scene. And with a big year ahead full of massive new releases and killer live shows, Mantis show no signs of slowing down any time soon.
Bommer (Zack Bommer) is a twenty-two year old dubstep producer from St. Louis, Missouri. Bommer is a testament of what dedication and perseverance can lead to. From starting at local bars before dubstep was a household name, Bommer put countless hours a day into his craft. Fast-forward four years, Bommer has had releases on labels such as Smog, Prime Audio, Subquake Audio, Octane Audio, and GMB Records. In addition to his production, Bommer's mixing skills are second to none. With flawless double drops to clean transitions, Bommer can keep any dance floor entertained.