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Based in Leipzig, Germany, the Defrostatica label is pushing a forward-thinking multi-genre sound that mixes Bass, Jungle, Footwork, Hip-Hop, Breakbeat and more. The new 12" vinyl from this label will be available May 19th.
Asheville-based vocal artist Klose is featured on the EP for the Singaporen based DJ/Producer Kiat's track "Visual". The first track on the EP is produced by Detroit sensation Sinistarr along with a Bside that includes German heavyweight Kabuki and Canada's own rising star Homesick.
Defrostatica will be celebrating the upcoming release with some of North Carolina's favorite DJs. They will all be debuting the tracks from this Rogue Style EP Vol.1 in Asheville (If not America) for the first time.
artwork on poster is by Clogtwo and was designed by Kiat.
LIMINAL and BENGAL
LIVE AT TIMO'S HOUSE - THUR. MAY 18TH - 9PM - 2AM
5 BILTMORE AVE. ASHEVILLE, NC 28801
Hosted by KLOSE
Free Defrostatica Merch Giveaways will be available while they last.
Pre-Order Rogue Style Vol. 1 now on Bandcamp.
FREE Entry - Donations for artists accepted at door
Rogue Style 1 EP is an international homage to b-boy culture, where the worlds of breakbeat music and breakdance collide. Sinistarr (USA), Kiat (Singapore), Kabuki (Germany) and HomeSick (Canada) are connected in many ways, now they lay bare their hip-hop roots and give something back with a fresh take through the eyes of drum & bass and juke/footwork.
Check out the new four-song ROGUE STYLE 1 EP from Defrostica Records here:
Photo Credit: SicImages
Klose started as an MC after freestyling with a friend at a house party one night when she was 18. She then joined the hip-hop duo, Phonosynthesis. After several years embarking the underground hip-hop culture, her interest turned to Drum & Bass music after the group split in 2003. She hosted shows across the NC state and continued performing Hip-Hop music headlining such events as the 1st Annual Zulu Nation Festival in Seattle. She teamed up with DJ D:Raf doing freestyle sets over Drum & Bass and began working on a full length hip-hop album released under the management of Rasta F.L.Y.T.E. music. The Klose Konnections album was released in 2005. Klose also had a major interest in promotion, cultivating culture within the community, and fundraising. She has thrown a variety of events and fundraisers and done booking for all types of music.
In 2010, Klose teamed up with internationally-renowned UK producer/dj Outrage (Now known as Nomine) and began working on several songs. In the midst of completing the Red Letter album with Digital, Outrage and Digital produced the first official Drum & Bass release featuring Klose entitled Work For It on the short-lived label, Temah. She later teamed up with Kiat of Syndicate crew for the release on his Inner Galaxies album entitled Riding Past Draco and also released a single with stateside Konkrete Jungle pioneer I -Cue, "Tru Skool," on Ingenious Music. Soon after, Klose released a feature, "Dove From Above," with legendary dj/producer Raiden on Hospital Records that was on the popular compilation Sick Music 3.
In October of 2013, Klose was featured on Klute's 7th studio album, The Draft, on Commercial Suicide Records.The song "My Black & White" was a standout on the album and was later remixed by the king of the remix in Drum & Bass, Calibre. This song charted nicely and was well liked for it's emotional and euphoric sound. She is featured a vocalist for Kiat again on the upcoming release from German label Defrostatica entitled Rogue Style Vol. 1, an homage to international B-Boy culture. She is also in the studio currently working on forthcoming releases with d:Raf, DLX, and the Biltmore Connect. Klose has performed across North Carolina, and in venues in New York City, Seattle, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
She is based in North Carolina not only working in music but as a small business start-up, freelance writer, and occasional event planner. She will be debuting a podcast soon. She loves small dogs, crime television, and dim sum.
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