What’s up everyone! Monday has returned and that means it’s your favorite day since it’s time for another NAPCast! Most of the NAPDNB crew is still recovering from the greatest wedding of the century between two of our own, and you can be sure the crew laid down all the best dnb at the after party to keep everyone moving until the very end of the night. So while we soak our old people dancing feet, Emplate has provided us with some musical motivation for another rainy week.
Based in Cleveland, OH Emplate has been around the dnb seen since ’96. Already a trained drummer and fan of many music genres such as hip hop, industrial and jazz, it shouldn’t have come as a surprise that the jungle sound would draw him in. A frequent attendee of the Northeast Ohio party scene and collector of mix tapes, he decided to profess his love of jungle and dnb by taking to the decks in 99. Emplate’s background propelled him quickly into becoming a highly respected DJ, known for not only his genre selections, ranging from dark and minimal and neurofunk to liquid, but also his technical abilities as well.
Not only does Emplate get busy on the decks but he has worked to cultivate the dnb scene in Cleveland for years. In 2006 he started his residency at in:verse, a nationally recognized and respected night in the Cleveland area. He has since continued to build up the scene by working to start the Cleveland Drum and Bass Coalition and (216) Bass. Both these platforms allow local DJs to progress their careers and keep the love of dnb strong in the community. His current efforts are dedicated to his monthly, Step Inside, at The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern in Cleveland. We can certainly respect all the time and dedication he has put into furthering the dnb culture and are honored to share his sounds with our fans and family today! This mix is heavy, just like the clouds rolling in are, so tune in and enjoy.
Don’t forget we’re taking over The Melody Inn tomorrow for Staticalpha, and ya know, it’s free and the booze is cheap, so come out and dry off by dancing with us!