Defy Grav is a local production team that puts on EDM-focused events, which have become pretty pretty popular.
They’re so popular that Defy Grav is launching a record label along with Make Believe Studios and Andy Garlock, who local folks might know from hosting The Freak Factory radio show on 89.7 The River.
“Working with these talented and motivated people over the past few weeks has been incredible and I can’t wait to see what the future may hold,” said Garlock, who also makes music by Buzz Junior and as part of the trio Buckhunter.
Defy Music’s first release – a compilation from six local electronic artists - is coming on Saturday. The multi-level “Silly Wonderland” party happening at Sokol Auditorium and Underground will act as the release show. It will be available on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, Google Play “and pretty much anywhere else.”
With Defy Music acting as a way to organize and promote local electronic artists, it could signal a surge of EDM producers and DJs moving onto bigger and better things like a highway from local exposure to national exposure. A label could be just what our scene needs.
“Our mission is to unite the talent of Omaha and other areas through unique projects and collaborations,” the label states on its Facebook page. “(We’re) here and ready to shake up the music scene.”
Updated: It’s a very, very fine distinction, but this post was changed to reflect that Defy Grav is an event production team that includes musicians, DJs and non-DJs.
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