Do you like dubstep music but don’t necessarily like the 18 and up club nights and all ages raves held at warehouses? If so, you are in luck. This Friday, September 30, the very first FILTH event: Progenesis will take place at The Shelter.
FILTH is the brain child of Jinx Strange (Pink Gorilla Productions) and Aesthetic Cataclysm. Aesthetic Cataclysm had been painting live and wanted to compete in Strange’s Friday Night Art Fight and Art League Atlanta. Upon meeting, the pair realized they had a similar vision and balanced each other’s strengths and weaknesses. They conceived of a way to combine Aesthetic Cataclysm’s artistic direction with Jinx Strange’s unique brand of event production, and that collaboration gave birth to something dark, beautiful, and dirty: FILTH.
This Friday FILTH’s first event, Progenesis, will bring together an amazing line-up of dubstep DJs. They’ll be cranking out 4,000 Watts of face-melting bass from the time The Shelter opens its doors at 9pm all the way until close:
- 9-10:30pm – DJ Luci Briggs of HELLTRASH | Facebook | Soundcloud
- 10:30-12am – SyL-o | Facebook | Soundcloud
- 12-1:30am – Jules Whisperlink | Facebook | Soundcloud
- 1:30-3am – Mantis | Facebook | Soundcloud
In addition to dancing all night to killer sounds, Aesthetic Cataclysm will be VJing a live video performance featuring “filthy” audio visuals. There will also be live art and professional cage and pole dancers. Event photography will be provided by Digital Bonaparte, making sure that this night is documented for the record books, and there will be swag from Atlast Clothing and Crash Lab Entertainment.
To my knowledge, this is the first event of its kind. That is, this is the first organized dubstep event to take place in the Atlanta Underground Club Scene from promoters within the scene and at a venue we already know and love. While there is definitely an opposition to this style of music in the scene, there is also a large group of supporters for the evolution and overlap of club music. I spoke with Jinx Strange of Pink Gorilla Productions and This Is Us Vs to find out more about the event and dubstep in general.
Examiner: Your first FILTH event is called Progenesis. According to the dictionary, progenesis is “Precocious sexual reproduction in a trematode worm in which metacercariae or sometimes cercariae may lay eggs capable of repeating the life cycle.” Why did you pick that word to describe this event?
Strange: It is the beginning. It is the acceleration of sexual maturation. It is from this that all other FILTH will derive. If people watch carefully, they will notice that each incarnation of FILTH will unfold the telling of a story. There are already others in the works: Sanguinae. Apotheosis.
Examiner: Is this your first dubstep event?
Strange: Yes. I’ve been a fan of the genre for quite a while, but this is my first produced dance event of any kind. Aesthetic Cataclysm and I have both produced art events (in my case, nearly 30 this year already), but we felt it was the right time.
Examiner: Why did you decide to do a dubstep night?
Strange: Aesthetic Cataclysm has made friends and contacts with nearly every major dubstep DJ in the city through his amazing live painting and has become a crowd favorite, so it made sense for us to go for it. We have our own way of doing things, and we thought the crowd might like what we have to offer. We wanted to move a little away from the warehouse rave scene in this case and more into a controlled club night with production.
Examiner: Why do you think dubstep is such a great cross-over genre that appeals to ravers and underground clubbers alike?
Strange: If you like it, there’s a dubstep mix of it somewhere. Since it refers more to the technique of “dubbing” rather than any one musical style, dubstep is kind of a template that can be applied to anything. So in that way, it nets a lot of fans from other genres. The ravers get the trippy, sensual sounds that they like, and everyone kind of jams together. That’s probably my favorite aspect of dubstep.
Whether you’re already a fan of dubstep or you are merely curious, this event will be the ultimate way to experience the music and dance all night long in a comfortable atmosphere, where the drinks are well-mixed and everyone is at least 21. (Sorry 18+! You have plenty of other events. Let the “old folks” have a night!) According to the Facebook event page, “We’re going so hard, we’ll break your neck.” Sounds like a challenge to me! I say, bring it on!
FILTH: Progenesis will take place this Friday, September 30 at The Shelter. The Shelter is located at 2101 Tula St. NW 30309 where there is plenty of free parking. The cover for FILTH is $10 for 21 and up. The doors will open at 9pm and close at 3am.
For more information, visit the event page on Facebook at The Shelter online. You may also read about past events at The Shelter. As always, be sure to add The Atlanta Underground Club Scene on Facebook for all of the latest party info.