For the past five years, Sub.mission has proven that applying dedication to the purest form of a singular sound can take you very far. This year, the Sub.mission crew marks six years in the scene and there are a few big surprises in store for this year's celebration. We spoke with Nicole Cacciavillano and Veronica Lamak about the past year's successes and failures. Continue on for their thoughts and to see who's on tap to perform at this year's party.
See also: - With Sub.mission, Nicole Cacciavillano brings dubstep to the masses - Sub.mission residents and crew reflect on bringing dubstep to Denver - Slideshow: Sub.mission five-year anniversary at City Hall
In the past year, the four main dubstep entities in the country, which have been based in Los Angeles (SMOG), Houston (Gritsy), New York (DubWar), and Denver (Sub.mission), have seen a dramatic change in their once-underground scene. According to Cacciavillano, New York has since dropped out, thus weakening the reach, but that hasn't stopped Sub.mission from reaching out to other sources. "I am working with a select group of promoters to bring artists to America because those artists aren't on with a big agency," Cacciavillano explains, "so for me, its come full circle."
This year's party "is the same thing that happens every week in the U.K.," Cacciavillano points out. By that, she means it's a throwback to the underground: The event is capped at 300 people, and the location is being kept secret until the week of the event, and the music will be going until the sun comes up, with a complimentary breakfast to follow. Those are just the main ideas, but the show will also showcase a completely different side of Denver's music scene."
In addition to Sub.mission's entire crew of residents (Caustik, Coult-45, Dayquill, Dodger, Filthy Disco, Lotus Drops, SEIED, Shank Aaron, Shiba, SKAADI, Steptech, Subliminal and Supreme), who will all be rotating sets, you can expect to see V.I.V.E.K, who performed at last year's party and is still roaming the nether regions of dubstep on the DEEP MEDi MUZIK label. Kaiju, representing the Osiris Music label out of the U.K., will be making his only U.S. appearance at this special event with Grimblee and two other high profile acts that are still being confirmed, to cap off what might be the best nod to true dubstep that Denver has ever seen.
A lot has changed since the inception of Sub.mission. While the bigger acts have received a monumental reception, the forefathers and pioneers remain in the background. "As things grew," notes Veronica Lamak, who oversees many aspects of logistics and operations from merchandise to administration at Sub.mission, "we had to support new genres because the music has diversified incredibly over the last six years; 2012 was really about bringing artists who haven't played the states." It's a prime example of Sub.mission's dedication to walking to the beat of a different drum -- and bass.
Tickets for the show are $25.00, which includes breakfast at 6 a.m. the following morning and a special gift from the Sub.mission camp.