Dubstep has arrived. It’s in the clubs. It’s on TV, insidiously creeping into commercials and terrorizing radio waves around the world; from Berlin to New York City and everywhere in between, Dubstep is a force to be reckoned with. The once-underground phenomenon crossed the pond and went mainstream. Thanks to its growing popularity, amateur producers just flip on their low frequency oscillators and take a nap. Drab and derivative, the genre has been co-opted by DJs simply regurgitating the work of others. There is one act, though, that has been leading the way and setting the standard for live performance Dubstep/Electro/House for over five relentless years. One force that does it live.
The cyber-kinetic bass juggernaut EOTO is Dubstep’s savior and innovator. Two twisted demons blasting razor-bass and shrapnel beats from coast to coast and beyond. Snarling and brutal, these psy-dub beat sorcerers create Dubstep from the ground up, night after night, using only real instruments and their sonic wizardry. No pre-programmed loops, no heavy samples snatched from other producers, Jason Hann and Michael Travis bring Dubstep to life in real time, and push the movement into unexplored territories. Their soul-shattering brand of lazerstep is as mesmerizing as it is evil.
Those who haven’t been exposed to the two-headed, buzzsaw-juggling behemoth best check their schedules. EOTO is in the process of throwing down an unprecedented 60 performances in 64 nights. There’s no break, there’s no solace, just a vicious bass onslaught from the South to the Rocky Mountains to the West Coast, and back across the Midwest. And that’s before festival season even kicks off. Beginning with Summer Camp, and running through Wakarusa, The Big Up, and Nateva in August, EOTO is already charting its course of summer destruction. You can bet they’re planning something perverse and especially warped for the season’s most anticipated gathering of subsonic junkies: Sonic Bloom Festival.
There is no stopping EOTO from spreading a near lethal dose of dance music to the masses. The duo just unleashed a FREE 10-track sampler from their 2011 Colorado tour on SoundCloud and is also expected to release the third rendition of their annual live tour compliation called “K-Turns and U-Turns” on May 17th (Album Art). The 39-song-collection was recorded live in 2010 with each disc meticulously mixed to flow like a live show.
To educate and prepare the unwitting masses for their awesome destructive power, EOTO just wrapped up filming for their soon to be released live DVD. Soon, the world will be able to witness these two dark ninjas maneuvering in precise symbiosis through technology, slaying crowds in high definition, and will understand that Travis and Hann have been, and always will be, true pioneers of Dubstep. Their debut concert DVD will capture their entirely original, completely improvised sonic assault. Beware of the release date, to be announced this summer.
For more information about EOTO or their spring/summer tour check out their website at www.eotomusic.com and don’t forget to check out their new ticketing service offering only $2 ticketing fees on all advance tickets.
Spring Tour 2011
4/13/2011 The Westcott Theater Syracuse, NY
4/14/2011 Pearl Street Northampton, MA
4/15/2011 Port City Music Hall Portland, ME
4/16/2011 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
4/17/2011 Toad’s Place New Haven, CT
4/18/2011 The Met Pawtucket, RI
4/20/2011 Higher Ground SO Burlington, VT
4/20/2011 Memorial Auditorium Burlington, VT
4/21/2011 9:30 Club Washington, DC
4/22/2011 Irving Plaza New York, NY
4/23/2011 Washington Avenue Armory Albany, NY
4/24/2011 Castaways Ithaca, NY
4/26/2011 Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
4/27/2011 Blind Pig Ann Arbor, MI
4/28/2011 Vogue Theatre Indianapolis, IN
4/29/2011 Madison Theatre Covington, KY
4/30/2011 Expo Five Louisville, KY
5/1/2011 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
5/2/2011 123 Pleasant Street Morgantown, WV
5/3/2011 The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI
5/4/2011 The Canopy Club Urbana, IL
5/5/2011 Skyway Theatre Minneapolis, MN
5/6/2011 The Portage Theater Chicago, IL
5/7/2011 The Portage Theater Chicago, IL
5/26/2011 Bella Music Festival Geneva, MN
5/28/2011 B.O.M.B Fest @ Comcast Theatre Hartford, CT
5/29/2011 Summer Camp Festival Chillcothe, IL
6/2/2011 Wakarusa Music Festival Ozark, AR
6/4/2011 Starscape Festival – Ft. Armistead Park Baltimore, MD
6/25/2011 Sonic Bloom Georgetown, CO
7/3/2011 Electric Forest Rothbury, MI
7/15/2011 Motion Notion Festival Edmonton, AB
7/30/2011 The Big Up Ghent, NY