Verboten welcomes Hot Natured co-founder LEE FOSS back to the DJ booth. Join Verboten at Highline Ballroom, with it's massive new light rig and LED wall, where Lee will be joined by Crosstown Rebel SUBB-AN and Fist or Finger founder Jozif, making his long awaited Verboten debut in support of his upcoming Balance CD. Opening set by Dain Lee, video by Waking Dream & sound by D3 Audio.
Few DJs have made such a dramatic impact on the underground house and techno scene over the last two years as Hot Creations label owner Lee Foss. Described by DJ Mag as “one of the most talented new forces in modern dance music today” and by fellow future house innovators Art Department as their favourite producer, Lee has quickly catapulted himself into dance music’s collective consciousness. Lee and his Hot Natured partner Jamie Jones currently spearhead a whole family of like-minded producers that includes Robert James, Russ Yallop, Richy Ahmed and most recently Danny Daze who are currently re-writing the rulebook of how to make evocative and emotive house music. His unique sound, born out a lifelong love of classic house, 90s hip hop, 80s electro and Detroit techno, combined with fanatical grassroots support from clubbers in both Europe and North America, made him the highest new entrant in Resident Advisor’s Top 100 DJs poll last December, coming in at number 36. After cutting his teeth in the competitive Chicago dj scene for the better part of a decade, Lee chose to uproot and set up in Los Angeles. Lee decided to work on music full time and soon fell in with Droog who were just setting up Culprit Records which became a platform for his early releases like ‘h.e.a.d.s EP’ in partnership with Jamie Jones. His bold move to Los Angeles soon started paid off as it helped draw international attention to both his DJing and production work. His real break through came with the release of ‘Grinding’ on Wolf+Lamb, a track that was picked up and played by DJs right across the spectrum of dance music.
Subb-an's rapid rise to prominence as a DJ, producer, and one of the most exciting new British live acts of recent years is testament to his hard work, natural talent, and wholehearted commitment to electronic music. Named as DJ Magazine's "Best Breakthrough DJ" in 2011, his prodigious studio talents have seen him release on Crosstown Rebels, Spectral, Saved and My Favourite Robot, and deliver much-lauded remixes of Jamie Woon, Lana Del Ray, Noir & Haze, and Hollis P Monroe over recent months. Outside of the studio, Subb-an is a regular feature at clubs and festivals all over the world, including fabric (London), Watergate (Berlin), Warehouse Project (Manchester), Movement (Detroit), D'Edge (Sao Paolo), The Electric Pickle (Miami), Just Jack (Bristol), The Harry Klein (Munich), BPM (Mexico), Space (Ibiza), Hot Natured at Sonar (Barcelona), The Garden Festival (Croatia), and Basics (Leeds).
A name that’s been gaining increasing attention from the who’s who of the underground electronic music community is London based DJ and producer jozif. The born and bred artist, who has worked his way to where he is today with his typical (to anyone that knows him) ‘jozif swagger’ – passionate, determined and wildly talent driven.
With 15yrs experience behind the decks, DAIN honed the craft of mixing at some of the most infamous clubbing institutions in New York City his uplifting deep/tech house sets could also be heard at every venue imaginable in Gotham.