Sub.mission is taking over the Walnut Room tomorrow for a special, one-off show featuring two of the premier artists from renowned dubstep label Innamind Recordings. In advance of the show, we caught up with Innamind DJ and label boss Kursk, aka Jeremy Pattison, to talk about the visiting DJs, his label and dubstep in Denver.
"The label was started in 2011," Pattison says. "I had been collecting records for about four years prior, and had the idea floating around in my head that I wanted to start a label. At the time I didn't really know where to start, but I realized that just having the idea in my head for so long really helped me to lay down a lot of the groundwork required for starting a label. I guess the key to what the label is today is the relationships I have formed with everyone on the roster. We are all really good friends and support and push each other's music. Quality control is also a huge one, not just releasing any old thing for the sake of getting a release out."
Innamind's Karma and Kursk will take the top spots on the bill, giving the show a distinctly dark and experimental feel for a bass night, especially with local DJs Trisicloplox Caustik and Dillard also on the lineup.
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"Karma is the most recent signing to the label," Pattison says. "He did a three-track EP for IMRV014 that featured a collaboration with his Japanese brother Dubtro. He is signed to System music as well, a label run by my good friend Vivek based in London. He currently resides in Japan. His beats are really weighty and minimal but also have the perfect amount of stuff going on — they are never boring. He catches a great vibe in his productions.
"I am looking forward to showing Karma around Denver because it is his first time there," Kursk adds. "I'm also Looking forward to hanging out with old friends and drinking some craft beer. We are both really excited to bring out our dub plates and vinyl to play, a nice change for me instead of the usual USB and CDJ routine. I'm really proud to bring the label back to Denver again for the show this Saturday, excited to play in a new venue that I haven't been to before."
Adds Denver-based producer Trisicloplox: "I'm excited to play alongside good friends and be able to share my own music with people." He'll be playing a set of his originals.