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Our DJ Schedule at DEF CON 23 and DJ Bios
|10:00 AM||n-Way DJ Tag Team! phreakocious, Tense Future, yurk, + Special Guest(s)||Habikki|
|12:00 PM||phreakocious / TBD||phreakocious||VNA|
|1:00 PM||Tense Future||DJ %27||Taishi||phreakocious|
|2:00 PM||DJ Rene||Deep Therapy||AliKat||yurk|
|3:00 PM||AliKat||Habikki||DJ Rene|
|4:00 PM||AliKat||DJ Rene||DJ Federico Nan|
phreakocious (@phreakocious, https://soundcloud.com/phreakocious, https://mixcloud.com/phreakocious)
Inspired by experiences at Detroit raves and private parties in the early 90s, phreakocious bought a pair of 1200s in Y2K and has shaken booties with the finest in funky techno, house, and breaks ever since. The orchestrator of musical shenanigans at the Wall of Sheep and Packet Hacking Village since DC20 (or was it 19?).
DJ %27, (@djpercent27, https://www.mixcloud.com/djpercent27)
DJing since the 80s and HackMiami resident DJ/VJ, DJ %27 has also performed at chillout and pool areas for DEF CON 20 and 21.
DJ Alikat (@suckitpig, http://alikat.ca, https://mixcloud.com/alikat)
DJ Alikat was born under the rainy lights of Vancouver’s nightlife with a pawful of skills that were passed down to her from some high profile mentors on the scene. A champion in the lost art of crate digging, Alikat’s passion for music is rooted in a history of endlessly searching for those hidden vinyl gems that taught her the art of mixing, scratching and working the room. She’s brought her process with her into the digital world, putting in the hours searching for those Internet gems that’ll light up the dance floor.
CTRL (@deejayCTRL, http://www.deejayctrl.com, http://www.mixcrate.com/deejayctrl)
Emerging from the Los Angeles warehouse and underground music culture of the early 90s, spending the 2000’s in the European club and festival circuit; nurturing a global dance music community for more than two decades. Returning to the Los Angeles music scene in 2010, CTRL can be found mixing it up in underground clubs and at events like California’s Wasteland Weekend and Nevada's DEF CON.
Deep Therapy (@therapy_life, https://www.mixcloud.com/SoundboxMiami, http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/deeptherapy)
Based out of South Florida (Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach) The duo began hosting and DJ'n their own college radio shows. Constantly achieving new heights of dancefloor energy and pushing the boundaries of convention, Deep Therapy is recognized as one of South Florida’s essential DJ’s. Deep Therapy has been featured on Sirius XM radio in Ultra Music Festival Radio, opening up for Infected Mushroom as well as performing at Ultra Music Festival Miami two years in a row and holds a residency at Club Space in Miami in the Technoloft.
Federico Nan (https://soundcloud.com/dj-federico-nan)
Federico Nan designs his sets with compelling sounds that lure you into having to move your body. He spent nights crafting his sound spinning in Capital Federal, Gran Buenos Aires, Las Leñas, Salta, San Martín de los Andes and Pinamar. Federico has the scope to scan the dance floor and inject his infectious grooves into the atmosphere. Creating energy with the crowd is Federico's passion and his love for Acid House and Techno add to the experience he creates.
Habikki (https://www.mixcloud.com/Habikki, https://soundcloud.com/habikki)
DJ turned Enterprise Architect (with a security focus), Habikki has been rocking the southwest for over a decade. His knack for blurring the lines of genres shines in each set, bridging soul, high energy, melodic and, fist pumping as the mood strikes. Habikki prefers closing slots and longer sets found on the second stage where he's open to use the dance floor as his canvas. An Arizona staple, this artist has held residencies at Club Myst, Afterhours at Polyesthers, a monthly at UC Berkeley Radio and a pool party regular at Luxor.
kampf (@nerd_show, https://www.mixcloud.com/NerdShow)
With over a decade of experience as a college radio DJ at KWCR on Nerd Show, kampf has waded long and deep through the muddied waters of electronic music, casting his rod time and again to obtain, then share the eclectic, the compelling, the sounds off the beaten path and those lesser know varieties or species. Resident DJ for the DEF CON Chillout Lounge and for DEF CON Radio on SomaFM.com. Spinning vinyl for WoS/Packet Hacking Village since DEF CON 20!
DJ Rene (https://soundcloud.com/dj-rene)
DJ Rene is best known for his eclectic style of quick mixes that transcend from the old school original style of mixing to the new ever changing art of mixing and scratching. At age 15, he started to play music for his own birthday party and was soon hooked on the energy he was able to provide. He has gone on to spin at some of the biggest social events in the U.S. and opened for some of the best international DJ's. He has residencies in D.C. and Thailand and has spun at the world famous Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan, Thailand.
Tense Future (https://soundcloud.com/tensefuture)
It goes largely unnoticed, but most people spend a majority of their waking hours pondering, planning, stressing about what may come... it's been this way forever. Gathering, searching, learning, negotiating... Every action we take is an attempt to make the next one less labored. Tense Future is the result of this recursive internal monologue inside the mind of Daniel Samarin, who can only find relief from the neural thrashing in the regular beat of synthesized percussion.
Hailing from Austin with a smooth mixing style incorporating various facets of dance music, TK's primary focus has been house. Wrecking the decks since 2001 with funky, jazzy, groovy, techy, get up and go music heavily influenced by producers such as Derrick Carter, Inland Knights and DJ Dan. At the height of the funky house movement he has been told by fans, "I started listening to funky house because of you." TK's roots are grounded in the Houston underground house scene and venues like the Underground Lounge, Lotus Lounge, Clarks and Deans, as well as Karma Lounge, Bambu Lounge and Red Eyed Fly in Austin. Pumped to be back for DEF CON 23 alongside VNA, pheakocious, yurk and all the others. Hack all the things!
VNA has been spinning in the Houston area since the turn of the century. His flexible musical palette encompasses blends of prog, tech, funky house, electro, occasionally some cut-and-scratch breaks. This DJ’s mission is to keep the night going by infusing his eclectic style into the sounds he pumps into the crowd. VNA has spun at various clubs in the Houston area, the longest of which being Revolve @ Numbers, and also frequently guested many other residencies of his assorted crewmates in the Texas scene. Classically a vinyl DJ and member of the legendary Traffic Crew, he stays true to his origins. VNA is super glad to be back again for DEF CON 23 this year.
The man, the myth, the legend.