This Saturday the wonderful city of Philadelphia will grace itself with yet an amazing show. The year 2013 has already been an incredible year for the City of Brotherly Love when it comes to our music scene, with fans having to make difficult choices almost every weekend between a plethora of incredible lineups at various venues across the city. But April 6th, 2013, your decision should be simple, and it should be to be at Starlight Ballroom. The lineup for this Saturday includes Savant - who will be making his FIRST EVER US appearance – along with Blackburner, Kaster, Victior Niglio, and a humongous local support roster that boasts Dr. Ew, Architekt and Nobi. The whole night is brought to you by Jump Up Productions kicks off at 9PM and the party’s going to keep going to 3 AM, so be sure to pace yourself. We’ve got plenty of music from these artists for you to check out (just click their names above) if you aren’t familiar with one or more of them, but also be sure to visit our exclusive interview with Blackburner!! See your faces Saturday!
Funkadelphia Exclusive Interview w/ Blackburner:
Skyla: I’ve been living in the Los Angeles area for quite a few years now and I don’t plan on ever leaving.
Spled: I’ve Never left
Skyla: I’ve been producing Rock n’ Roll most of my life. I started getting serious with electronic music while I was touring and needing something to do with all the down time. I found it kept me out of trouble. Well….most of the time. The last couple years I’ve been diving more into the DJ world.
Spled: Since I’ve been a young lad which of the age of 13 and I’ve been DJing for 4 about years.
Skyla: I’ve been in bands ever starting in High School. When I moved to LA I started a band which was more Electronic/Industrial. That’s when I started producing electronic music but I never released anything till these last couple years. I was in Killingbird for a few years which was a straight up Hard Rock band. Later I joined Scum of the Earth playing guitar which is fronted by Rob Zombie guitar player Riggs. I toured with them for years and shortly after I formed another Rock band ModelSaint. Then Blackburner was born.
Skyla: Well what got me started in the electronic scene was hearing NIN, Ministry, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie for the first time and other bands that mixed rock/metal with electronic. Now I’m listening and taking in what a lot of the current producers are doing whether it be Dubstep, Electro or DnB. I usually switch up genres or sub genres to take me out of my norm to trigger inspiration.
Spled: Hanging out with Sonny Moore aka Skrillex inspired me, He took all genres of music and transformed them into hard bass beats and really inspired me to transform what I love which is metal/hardcore and turn it into a new evolution of music.
Spled: I love making Dubstep /EDM at 140 /130 bpm.
Spled: I use Ableton Live for producing and lots of plugins such as Massive, Ampliltube, Wobble and I use a lot of the Sugar Bytes stuff too like Turnado.
F: How about when DJing?
S: We were using Ableton for a while but now we just recently switched to using just CDJ’s. We prefer the Pioneer 2000’s and DJM 900.
S:A version of Drop Bass Not Bombs was released digitally a bit ago been that’s now unavailable. The new album will feature more tracks and will be released digitally Feb. 26th and March 12 for the physical CD.
Skyla: Always! Something is always bound to happen. Anywhere from people falling asleep on train tracks or should I say passing out, to being left and forgot about at truck stops. Also there are some stories that we could tell that would have to be censored. Always fun though!
Spled: Well our last show in Atlanta, GA, Skyla and I were partying hard with DJ Bl3nd after the show. Two handles of vodka later DJ Bl3nd spilt some of the vodka and Skyla said fuck it I’m not gonna waste it and so he started snorting it…lol
S: Yes, this will be the first time Blackburner will be in Philly. We’ve heard nothing but great things from our other DJ friends about that area. We are more than ready to tear up the place.
S: Blackburner has many more surprises in store for our listeners and for our live performances. We have plans for extensive touring and we will see everyone in their town soon! Check us out at Blackburner.org or Facebook us at facebook.com/blackburner.org AND Follow us on twitter to stay up to date @blkburner and individually @skylatalon and @xxspledxx