Savant, Big Chocolate & JELO at El Rey – October 31st
With every new release attacking the Beatport charts, the proof is in that Savant is at the cutting edge of electronic dance music.
Savant is the edm/dubstep/complextro alias of the Norwegian artist Aleksander Vinter.
Aleksander Vinter is a prodigious savant with aspergers syndrome and a fracture of ADD. He thinks out songs in seconds and produces them within few hours. To date Aleksander has composed/produced over 10,000 songs in various genres; most notably metal, orchestral/classical, hip-hop and electronic music. And as evident in Savant’s tracks, he also draws inspiration from early game music such as NES, Sega, commodore 64, amiga, atari and SNES.
Big Chocolate (OFFICIAL)
Cameron “Big Chocolate” Argon (born August 21, 1990 in Laguna Hills, CA) is an American DJ, producer, remixer, and death metal vocalist. He is the co-founder of the death metal band Disfiguring The Goddess and has also performed lead vocals with Malodorous and Burning the Masses on their album Offspring of Time. He toured Europe with Burning the Masses on the “Legacy of Blood” tour alongside Suffocation. Shortly afterward, a representative at Century Media Records requested him to remix “Disengage” by Suicide Silence. Argon accepted the offer and found that he loved the freedom and creativeness remixing allowed and began focusing all his efforts on the entire EDM scene. Shortly afterward, he released his first and second EPs, First Degree Revolution and Shacka Brah, in 2010. At the time, he was still in college and was creating music for the fun of it. It wasn’t until late summer 2010 that he decided not to enroll for the upcoming fall semester and concentrate on music full-time. After mixing “Disengage,” Argon struck up a friendship with the band and Suicide Silence vocalist Mitch Lucker, with whom he formed Commissioner, an extreme industrial metal project. Commissioner had released two tracks before releasing their debut EP, one featuring Whitechapel frontman Phil Bozeman entitled “Click Click Flash,” and the other being “Consume,” which marked the debut release by the duo. They released their first EP, What Is?, on March 21, 2011. Argon continued to receive remix opportunities and released his third EP, I’m Shot EP. Big Chocolate’s EDM style consists of various styles from dubstep to drum and bass. His most recent release was the HiLion EP. He took part on some of Dance Gavin Dance’s Downtown Battle Mountain 2011 tour in the spring with support from iwrestledabearonce, In Fear and Faith, Close To Home, and Just Like Vinyl until he needed to drop off the tour due to illness. He also played the entire Warped Tour during the same year.
Since 1996 JELO has been a leader in the electronic music scene here in Toronto and over last few years in Canada. His style of music and presentation is unique. JELO makes you dance. Period. His tireless desire to spread joy through music compels him to perform a magical, unique, hard-hitting style that inspires dance floor revellers to push their limits. No two performances are alike, JELO crafts each set for it’s unique environment. Big or small, the sensation is always a full blown spectacle. Since the inception of JELO, clubs & parties across the globe have taken a cue from his incorporation of the spiciest elements of electro house, techno, breaks and rock blended with wild mixing abilities.