Knitting Factory Presents
What So Not, Chrome Sparks (DJ Set), Beauflexx
Chrome Sparks is the solo project of Jeremy Malvin, a Brooklyn transplant from Pittsburgh by way of Ann Arbor. In 2014, after having self released a small handful of singles and two EPs on Bandcamp, Malvin signed to the taste making Sydney based label Future Classic. Under the new label, he rereleased Sparks EP and released the Goddess EP. His next EP, Parallelism is slated to be released with Future Classic on November 6.
Inspired by a background in classical percussion and an obsession with synthesizers, Malvin creates dazed, melodic beat-centric tunes that loosely hang between down-tempo head nodders and up-tempo club bangers. FADER has described his music as 'form-shifting beats [that] seem to resonate with spaced-out chillers and hyperactive party kids alike.'
In 2012, while on Warped Tour as the drummer for Stepdad, Malvin released the slow burning, bass heavy single "Marijuana" on a Bandcamp compilation highlighting music from he and his friends in Ann Arbor. It quickly rocketed to #1 on Hype Machine and has since become an internet-stoner anthem. It has subsequently been rereleased by Future Classic and Kitsuné.
His upcoming release, Parallelism, was made using sounds from three analog synthesizers, vocal samples from friends, and a tambourine.
Originally from Seattle and currently residing in Spokane, WA, Beauflexx has been exercising dance floors across the greater northwest for over a decade. He started making mix tapes at a young age while aspiring to be a radio DJ. At the age of 17 landed his first gig DJ'ing at an all ages club. Growing up listening to 80's break beats, hip hop and funk prepared him for his first first EDM concert featuring Donald Glaude. Seeing the connection with the crowd formed by this EDM legend paired with his innovative sound and performance inspired him to explore the EDM scene further where he fell in love with the music of Z-Trip, Rusko, Pretty Lights, Flux Pavilion and Bassnectar.
Playing a broad range of sounds, including a large variety of eargasming bass music, moombathon, dubstep and trap, Beauflexx is outfitted with an vast arsenal of sound to exert any crowd. Hailed as DJ of the year 2 years in a row in Spokane, WA and being one of the few to bring edm to the inland north west on a large scale, Beauflexx has played an integral part in the rise of EDM both locally and throughout the area. Playing for crowds of thousands alongside the likes of Datsik, Crizzly, Steve Aoki, Felix Cartal and Dirty Phonics, Beauflexx consistently delivers an unforgettable experience. Look for his forthcoming EP dropping Summer 2013.