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Still keeping the vibe great and the good shows coming, Underground Nation and LSB are proud to bring you yet another legendary DJ to the Austin area! 
Join us for another great night, full of friends and great music!

Republic Live
9pm - 3am

]]]]] UMEK [[[[[

............................................[[ THE LEGEND ]]........................................

Uros Umek is internationally acclaimed deejay and music producer from Slovenia, seducing the masses with his own music blend for more than a decade. Always on the look out for new sounds and determined to challenge every existing cliche in music industry, he managed to define his own vision of vanguard techno. Sure, this would not happen without the support of his loyal peers who've joined him on the production platforms such as Recycled Loops, Consumer Recreation and Astrodisco, with which they defined Slovenian techno sound and successfully it an important driving force on the global club scene. DJ UMEK made his name in Slovenia by hosting some of the best club nights in the country. Clubbing scene in Zagreb, Croatia was much stronger in the beginning of 90s, but it was him and his peers that changed that in just a few years by turning their home turf into most prolific party scene in the whole region. It was also the time of experimenting for UMEK. He was mostly known as techno deejay, but loved to play underground house, too, especially at the after parties. And since he had the biggest collection of house records in Slovenia, he quickly became involved in building the house scene as well. 

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Numerous UMEK releases and remixes alerady pounding the Beatport Techno and Tech House Chart (on 1605 and other labels) and compilations (Convention Of The Future Deaf and The Riot!) on 1605 and one on Toolroom Records (Toolroom Knights Mixed By UMEK), not to mention the vast number of already confirmed bookings for 2011, are the best proof, that UMEK stays focused on his primary goal . making and selecting high quality productions that stand out from the rest and bringing his sound closer to people all around the world. More projects are cooking in Umek.s oven and summer hasn.t even started. Production-wise we can also count year 2010 as one of the most successful ones for Umek. In October and November he had two tracks on Beatport's overall chart placed on the first spot – the banging OMGWTF track and Back In The Race, which he produced with Beltek.


Umek vs. Lukic* - Blinking Indicator EP. ◄ (2 versions) 1605 Music Therapy 2009
Umek & Tomy DeClerque - Reason Revealed EP (12", EP) Terminal M 2009
Work This Data EP (12", EP) 1605 Music Therapy 2009
Curved Trajectory EP (2xFile, MP3, EP, 320) 1605 Music Therapy 2009
Untitled (12", W/Lbl, S/Sided) Not On Label 2009
Twisted Route EP (2xFile, MP3, EP) SOUNDZ (2) 2009
16th Century Japan EP (12", EP) Astrodisco 2009
Designed Persona (12") Tronic 2009
Spare Good For Me Scream (12") Hell Yeah Recordings 2009
Responding To Dynamic DVE ◄ (2 versions) 1605 Music Therapy 2010
Gatex 2010 (12") 1605 Music Therapy 2010
Freaks On The Floor (12") 1605 Music Therapy 2010
OMGWTF (12") 1605 Music Therapy 2010
Responding To Dynamic Remixes DVE (12") 1605 Music Therapy 2010
Circles Of Hell (12") 1605 Music Therapy 2010
Responding To Dynamic Remixes ENA (12") 1605 Music Therapy 2010
Responding To Dynamic ENA (12") 1605 Music Therapy 2010
Toolroom Knights (Sampler 2) (12", Smplr) Toolroom Records 2011
Toolroom Knights (Sampler 1) (12", Smplr) Toolroom Records 2011

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As the founding pillar of Slovenian electronic music scene UMEK co-founded his first label in the mid 90s. Absense (and its sub-label Expire) was the first specialized techno label in the region, home to artists such as UMEK, Anorak, Random Logic, Brother's Yard or Clox, quickly becoming popular with artists such as Laurent Garnier or Sven Väth because of its unique sound.


]]] JEFF F [[[

Techno prisoner Jeff Only established himself as a DJ in the early 1990s during the height of the TX rave scene. Already a skilled guitarist, Jeff picked up DJing quickly and was punishing dancefloors across Texas in no time. Jeff's track selection lures the audience with sonic depth and the elegant details keeps the dancefloor locked in and moving forward. Combined with his ability to engage an audience with his aggressive mixing skills Jeff became known as one of Texas's premiere Techno DJs. Although Techno is Jeff's prime focus, he is also known for his devastating DnB sets where his Techno mixing technique keeps him a step ahead of the rest. Years of dancefloor knowledge eventually lured Jeff into the studio where his appetite for dance music became an even deeper obsession. When left alone with his ideas, Jeff frequently locked himself in the studio to block any distractions in his life for the sole purpose of pumping out audio genius. This Obsessive, Compulsive behavior fuels his creativity resulting in a sound that reflects his unpredictable moods. Jeff's music is inspired and focused on the dancefloor. From deep minimalistic rhythms to hard relentless techno Jeff ignores boundaries & standards making him a true standout artist .


]]] ROB NELSON [[[

Developing his sound and experimentation of mixing music came early on in his career. Hip Hop was fresh and revived at the end of the 1980's. A new sound had just started taking the nation by storm, Hip House. Early influences include Tyree Cooper, Fast Eddie, Jungle Jorge, Mr. Lee to more cutting edge grooves like Dr. Baker, Quadriphonia, Maurice and Lil Louis. Rob started his career as the school dj in 1991 and frequently played house and park parties all over South Texas. He was the resident DJ @ La Concha in Reynosa, Mexico in 1994 thru 1996 and was the first resident @ Austin St. Inn in McAllen, Texas. He soon transplanted to Austin, Texas where he started involving himself in bringing world class Dj's with Audiotripp, Low Budget and Homegrown Roma Soul. It wasn't long before his ear for music caught the attention from locals and promoters from across the state. He held down multiple residencies in Austin, including INTO DEEP, a legendary weekly with Chris Specht and Bother Miles, ORBIT LOUNGE Saturdays with D:FUSE, and SABA LOUNGE 2004-2005. Keeping the local vibe alive has always been important to Rob. A natural with picking ot the jems, he started working at what was once a staple in underground Austin, ALIEN RECORDS. A record pimp, house music buyer and customer service extrordinare, Rob found his home. Now a vinyl junkie, house music of all types lover, and just plain wicked behind the decks. Rob's signature sound? Music thats multidimensional. Tracky, twisted, filthy funk. A sound that seamlessly breaks barriers of house and techno is not only natural to Rob, but a classic interpretation of what makes him stand out from most.


BAS MARKET . {abstraKt} . WERK IT!

DJ Christian Barbuto began his career in the early 90's while living in Europe as a competitive cyclist for his native Australia. Having frequented the pounding underground techno clubs in The Netherlands and Belgium the foundation for dance music had been laid. In 1996 Christian came to the United States to the roaring rave scene of San Francisco. Big room sounds of progressive house, techno, funky house and tribal house as well as the soulful smooth house sounds of the Bay Area club scene, not to mention the deep underground sound of the after hours have resulted in Christian's sound today being an eclectic blend of deep funky organic rhythms with just enough vocal's that is today's pure modern house sound that's guaranteed to keep your ass shaking on the dance floor! Having shared deck time over the last 12 years with house legends such as Mark Farina, the Wicked Crew, Ben Davidson, Carmen Electro, Jake Esparza, Jeno and DJ Dan in San Francisco, Miami, Sacramento and Los Angles, Christian's mixing skills in the booth will impress any house music connoisseur!



Mikel Douglas begins his path towards electronic music in 2005, after discovering the deep and abstract sound of dance music genres like house, tech house, minimal and techno. Shortly after this revelation, Mikel Douglas becomes inspired , motivated and intuitive to the life and culture of being a DJ/producer. His sound can be labeled as deep, funky, hypnotic grooves and rhythms, very characteristic of the avante-garde minimal, house, and techno labels from the subcultures in and around the world. It didn’t take long before Mr.Douglas gives birth to an entity sustained by atypical music and art expression. The entity is known as "Purominimal”, an artist label showcasing inspirational and talented artists with a deep connection with music and art. The Purominimal project has foundation for defining a unique sound and image in the Electronic music community. ( After many years of working in and around the Texas electronic dance community, UN_SCENE records emerges and enlists mikel douglas as a collaborative artist in crafting original and experimental concepts of music production. Pioneering this collective stands the likes of DJ and producing talents Enrique Cortazar,Joey Blanco, Edgar Malvido , Nathan Swift and Mikel. All together as a collective they form the UNSCENE label imprint. (


]]] CHAOS [[[
Underground Nation . Treehouse Tribe Records . Global Gruvz Radio

CHAOS was born Shawn Zilka, and is originally from Waco, Texas. He started DJ'ing at the very young age of 14. At that time he was known as KIDD FRESH, a promising young rapper & breakdancer. CHAOS has now evolved into a great DJ Producer Performer Promoter who is rocking dance floors all over the world! Not limiting himself to any particular genre of music, you might hear CHAOS spin anything from funky electro and other styles of house, fidget, various styles of trance, dubstep, breaks, club remixes, and occasionally even a Jungle & DnB set. A veteran DJ for over 29 yrs, CHAOS has held many residencies all over the USA! Between bookings, he is currently in the studio working on some new original tracks to be released very soon, with remixes by some of todays hottest producers! CHAOS is also working on a few TOP SECRET remixes for some very big names to be released in the Summer of 2011!
CHAOS has been in the electronic music scene since the early 90’s in Los Angeles. He moved to L.A. from his hometown of Waco, Texas in the late 80’s, to seek his fame & fortune in the rap game. For a few years, you could find CHAOS rockin the mic & doing hip hop shows all over Cali. Then one day, CHAOS met a cool dj & promoter named Gary Blitz. Gary introduced CHAOS to the world of raves and electronic dance music, and he was hooked. He started spinning breaks and trance, then he added his turntable skills & a star was born! CHAOS soon started playing all over southern California, and before long he was spinning all over the US!

CHAOS has spun alongside such great DJs as : Warp Brothers, KEOKI, Rabbit-n-the-Moon, MONK, Bad Boy Bill, Sasha & Digweed, BT, Donald Glaude, Garth & Geno, Gonzo, Joey Beltram, Frankie Bones, Adam X, Heather Hart, Jesse Saunders, Charles Feelgood, Derrick Carter, Noel Sanger, Thomas Micheal, Vicious Vic, DJ Irene, DJ Hurricane of the Beastie Boys, Richard Vission, MC FLIPSIDE, Spinbad of Moby, Kid Komas, Digital Assassins, Le Castle Vania, Stanton Warriors, Ryle, MICRO, X-Dream, Paul Grogan, Trancelott, D:Fuse, The Exorcist from Moscow-Russia, Stryfe, DJ Ani from DEE-LITE, Cypress Hill, Digital Underground, SoundSex, Miki Mayhem, Jen Lasher, Breakdown, DRC, AK 1200, DJ ICEY, Baby Anne, LazrTag, JJ Flores, Doc Martin, Simply Jeff, Decoding Jesus, JJ Flores, SR71, Sparky, Sean Perry, Gary Blitz, Marco Giovanni, DJ Zane, HI-C, DJ Trigg, Vitamin D, DJ Bizz, Rob Vaughn, Redeye, Lil Richard, DJ DAB, Dig Dug, Josh Swissman, Kid Icarus/Jeremy Word, Michael Orozco, Victor Dinare, EXCEED, Lea Luna, and many more!

Since moving back to Texas from Los Angeles back in 98’, CHAOS has been throwing big events all over Austin, San Antonio, and Corpus Christi. Now living in Austin, Texas - CHAOS is constantly striving to throw bigger & better events. Now, Underground Nation has thrown events in six different states - Texas, California, Hawaii, Arizona, Florida, and New Mexico! Shawn is also working towards opening another nightclub in the near future. A major player in the Austin music scene, CHAOS keeps himself open to work with anyone & everyone who wants to create a better scene for all to enjoy! He is the founder & owner of 'Underground Nation', a production company that is now doing events all over the United States! Shawn also owns 'CHAOTIX', a company that specializes in event sound, lighting, visuals, and lasers.


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