ARKAEK Presents: Acropolis Series part 2 ft. ill.Gates, LUZCID and more
After a highly successful first edition of their Acropolis Series in Orlando with a sold-out Liquid Stranger show, ARKAEK Presents is back with more bass – set to take place again at The Abbey of downtown Orlando. This time around, we’re getting down with the one-and-only ever-sick, ever-slick ill.Gates, joined by another mean-but-clean crusader known as LUZCID. These guys eat, sleep, and breathe bass, proven by their copious collaborations with some of the most revolutionary electronic artists. (TICKETS HERE!)
ill.Gates, a Toronto-born San Fran-based basshead is a legend to say the least. From countless co-headlining tours with close friend and producing partner Bassnectar to teaching in-depth workshops and tutorials for beginning and advanced Ableton software users, Illiam is thriving to implement an environment where musicians perfect their art to a tee. Aside from educating through electronics, ill.Gates is a musical mastermind and magician. Heavy hitters like “Probable Cause” and “Boombox” by ill.Gates and Bassnectar have continued to please crowds for years now, proving their timeless essence and imminent existence within the EDM world.
From his highly-anticipated EP Levitate to ferocious features with Jantsen such as “Submarine”, LUZCID is all over the map in terms of murking it. Having worked side by side with names like Bassnectar for tracks like the chart-topping “Music is the Drug” off the Unlimited EP and “Science Fiction” off the Into the Sun EP, not to mention some nasty numbers such as “My Mind is the Machine” with IVES and remixes that rip like Big Makk’s “Jenga” ft. City Tucker (LUZCID remix). On top of being a full-time music producer and mastering engineer, LUZCID is also the owner and founder of Dream Vault Records – a collective that ARKAEK’s own Alessio Villa aka Tadeo will be releasing his Boy EP unto on 4/24.
The headliners aren’t the only attraction for this highly-anticipated event. Supporting talent is supremely stacked with Jersey’s own Digital Ethos, whose deep, dark music perpetuates a higher level of connecting with sound on a spiritual level.
Orlando’s own Tadeo and Cosmic Anarchy will be kicking things off for the evening, showcasing styles of electronic music from all over the spectrum. Both Alessio (Tadeo) and Eli (Cosmic Anarchy) dubbed things up at the sold-out Liquid Stranger show, but nothing less is expected from these local legends. With Tadeo’s fresh take on futuristic flow and Cosmic Anarchy’s deep, mellow medi vibes, things are likely to get a touch weird before the headliners take the stage, and we’re not complaining.