MarchFourth Marching Band
This mobile big band spectacular (known as M4 to fans) is a sonic party of electric bass, a diverse percussion ensemble and a brassy horn section, and a visual kaleidoscope of costumed dancing beauties, acrobatic stilt walkers, fire arts (venue permitting), hula-hoopers, and many more theatrics. The sound is huge, melodic, and dynamic, taking audiences on a musical journey around the globe. MarchFourth writes and performs its own material, and also draws inspiration from an eclectic range of worldwide influences, such as Eastern European gypsy brass, samba, latin, funk, afro-beat, big-band, jazz, and rock music, as well as television, film, circus, and vaudeville. With exceptional musical quality and memorable energy, and the spectacle of the dancers, M4 “rocks” with the best of them while entertaining the audience with an over-the-top explosion of performance, color and charisma.
MarchFourth Marching Band appeals to a wide range of people and has played hundreds of shows in all kinds of venues, including music festivals (Voodoo Experience, Wakarusa, Bumbershoot, SxSW, Lotus Festival, Festival International de Louisianne, Lightning in a Bottle, Oregon Country Fair, High Sierra Music Festival) and high-profile concert venues (Hollywood Bowl, Crystal Ballroom, Kennedy Center for Performing Arts), sporting events (NBA halftime shows, FIFA World Cup fanfest, and Cyclo-cross National Championships), corporate appearances (Volvo, Microsoft, Cricket Mobile), as well as community, civic and private events.
Que Bajo?! ft. Uproot Andy & Geko Jones
The NYC tropical dance party Que Bajo has been influential in changing the sound of NYC nightlife. Now in its 5th year, Que Bajo was one of the original homes for what is now known as Global Bass, mixing the folkloric music of Latin America and Africa with modern electronica.
UPROOT ANDY is a Brooklyn based DJ and Producer of bass heavy and melodic dance music derived from the diverse global rhythms of immigrant New York. The sound is sharp, exciting and emotional rooted in tradition and the brand new. In 2008 Andy made a name for himself with the mixtape Guacharaca Migration, mixing the folkloric music of Latin America and Africa with modern electronic music. It was a pioneering example of what is now being called Global Bass and was named 'one of the best mixtapes of 2008' by New York Magazine. Andy's production 'Abrazame' for Los Rakas was a hit in the Latin underground 2010 and he has continued to produce remixes for Thievery Corporation, Radioclit, The Very Best, Poirier, Forro in the Dark amongst others. As a DJ, Andy has shared the stage with such artists as Major Lazer, Dave Nada, Toy Selectah, Balkan Beat Box, Bomba Estereo, Chocquibtown, Douster, Schlachthofbronx, and Radioclit. He has toured extensively in Europe and the Americas, including sets at the 2011 Carnaval de Barranquilla in Colombia and Central Park Summerstage in New York City. Andy is co-founder of the New York global bass party 'Que Bajo' which was nominated for the 2010 Paper Magazine Nightlife Award for Best Party. He is also a resident at the world famous balkan music club Mehanata Bulgarian Bar on New York's lower east side.
GEKO JONES is a Brooklyn-based Puerto-lombian DJ/Producer and vibe springer. He is a founding member of both the New York Tropical and Que Bajo?! party franchises. He is also a partner and co-owner of the Dutty Artz record label with producer Matt Shadetek and DJ /Rupture. His mixes span the tropical hemispheres and collage together globally sonic hours of dancefloor mayhem. Renowned by top DJ's and producers of the digital cumbia scene in Latin America and European bass-pundits alike, Jones is one of the select few DJ's pushing forward the latin agenda in a world-wide tropical bass scene.