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Perception 2017

  • The Forest Lincoln Crest, CA (map)

I always have a great time at Perception and this year looks even better then the last. A new forest location is ready for us to explore. Here are the details:

(((Underground.Sound))) brings you
This event has been 15 years in the making and still going strong. Staying true to its core, (((Underground.Sound))) always strives to bring you on a journey of wonder and excitement. PERCEPTION brings (((u.s)) to a beautiful forest location this year with thumping sound, amazing visuals, unique stage/ deco, and melodic beats from your favorite underground DJ's.

This year, we will be 2 days, and 2 areas fully equipped to make you get down all weekend long. There will be a designated camping area, top of the line porta potties, showers, art and food vendors. More fun activities T.B.A. 

Come one, come all, and bring your friends to experience one of the best Undergrounds of the summer. Bring those positive vibes, drive safe on your journey, and come alter your PERCEPTION with (((u.s)))

Vendors, fire dance, and other inquiry conact Glen Bitter Wirdowe
This event is 18+
1day Presale tickets start at $5, $10, $15, and $20>>$25 at the door.
2day Presale tickets start at $10, $20, and $30>>$40 at the door.


................40,000 watts of sound provided by..................

LUCKY 8 > vs < Amanda Darling
**2x4 SET**

(((US))) / XTRNL / Love and Lust Events
Lucky 8 started raving in Seattle during the boom of electronic music in 1999. When paper flyers were your only source for direction, vinyl was "the only way" to deejay and 6am was still legal. In 2002 she moved to Los Angeles and was given belt driven turntables for her birthday by her best friend whom knew she was fascinated, by the thought, of making people dance. By 2005 she was put on stages by Fusion Brothers and quickly became known in the Los Angeles underground scene. In 2008 she made the switch from vinyl to digital and was able to start editing all the music she would find to make them more her style, create mash ups and loops when necessary. She is a very technical deejay in her timing and can drop tracks in a blink of an eye. She likes to think of herself as the destroyer.

Amanda Darling is known for her magical presence onstage and high energy performances. From California, USA, Amanda has touched audiences around the world with her original compositions and angelic voice. In addition to having performed at ULTRA Korea, she has shared the stage with top DJs such as Hardwell, Judge Jules, Heatbeat and Alex M.O.R.P.H. Amanda is also known for her popular radio show, AXION. She is preparing to release her first full length dance album in 2017, which features a collaboration with legendary composer Shardad Rohani. Burgeoning with talent and fantastic vision for the future of dance, Amanda Darling is the wave of the future!

Tʀᴇᴍᴏʀ Rᴇᴄᴏʀᴅs presents...

<<▲>> LIQUID GIFT <<▲>> ((( ʟɪᴠᴇ ᴘᴀ )))

Eʀɪᴄ Fɪsᴄʜᴇʀ (ᴀᴋᴀ Lɪǫᴜɪᴅ Fɪsʜ - Iɴsᴏᴍɴɪᴀᴄ/Tʀᴇᴍᴏʀ Rᴇᴄᴏʀᴅs/Tʜᴇ Rᴀᴘɪᴅ ᴇYᴇ Mᴏᴠᴇᴍᴇɴᴛ), ᴀɴᴅ Nᴀᴛʜᴀɴ Aɴᴅʀᴇᴡs (ᴀᴋᴀ ᴛʜᴇGIFT/Tʀᴇᴍᴏʀ Rᴇᴄᴏʀᴅs/Iɴsᴏᴍɴɪᴀᴄ OG), ᴍᴇʀɢᴇ ᴛᴏɢᴇᴛʜᴇʀ ᴛᴏ Fᴏʀᴍ ᴀ ᴘᴏᴡᴇʀʜᴏᴜsᴇ ᴄᴏʟʟᴀʙᴏʀᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ʙᴇᴛᴡᴇᴇɴ ᴛᴡᴏ ᴍᴜsɪᴄ ᴘɪᴏɴᴇᴇʀs ᴡʜᴏ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ɪɴFᴇᴄᴛᴇᴅ ᴇᴠᴇʀʏ ᴄᴏʀɴᴇʀ ᴏF ᴛʜᴇ ᴜɴᴅᴇʀɢʀᴏᴜɴᴅ ᴅᴀɴᴄᴇ sᴄᴇɴᴇ sɪɴᴄᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ᴇᴀʀʟʏ 90's. Exᴘᴇᴄᴛ ᴛᴏ ʙᴇ ᴛᴀᴋᴇɴ ᴛᴏ ᴀɴᴏᴛʜᴇʀ ᴅɪᴍᴇɴsɪᴏɴ ᴀs ᴛʜɪs ᴅᴜᴏ ᴍᴇʀɢᴇs ᴏʟᴅ-sᴄʜᴏᴏʟ ᴀᴄɪᴅ ᴡɪᴛʜ ɴᴇᴏ ᴛᴇᴄʜɴᴏ ᴀɴᴅ ᴅᴇᴇᴘ ᴘsʏᴄʜᴇᴅᴇʟɪᴄ ᴘʀᴏɢʀᴇssɪᴠᴇ. Oᴠᴇʀ 40 ʏᴇᴀʀs ᴄᴏᴍʙɪɴᴇᴅ ᴇxᴘᴇʀɪᴇɴᴄᴇ ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴅᴇᴅɪᴄᴀᴛᴇᴅ ʟᴏᴠᴇ Fᴏʀ ᴛʜᴇ ᴜɴᴅᴇʀɢʀᴏᴜɴᴅ... Lɪǫᴜɪᴅ GɪFᴛ

>Coming from Northern California<
Micheal Liu >>vs<< Sausee
Galaxy Unknown Records, Pisces Music, Geomagnetic Records

2 Veteran DJ's of Psy Trance and the SF Rave Scene, Sausee & Michael Liu had their first tag set together in Dec 2008. Even though they only met that year, the dynamic duo clicked right away. With the same person inspiring them early on as DJ's, their styles were very similar. Making it easy to feel where the other is taking the journey. Each set is freestyled and switched one and one, to keep the vibe and flow fresh. Heavy pounding bass, melodies and techno rhythms are mixed in long layers to keep the dancers energized as they trip the light fantastic.

While a lot can be talked about when it comes to “Old School,” Thee-O walks the walk. He has accomplished a lot in his 24 years of being a DJ, producer and promoter and he is just getting started. He remains wildly popular while staying firmly planted into the underground scene and not falling into the hype that can surround the current EDM culture. With new ventures, new branding, new tracks, and new ideas, the future is going to be one for the books with lots more to come from this music innovator. (((UNDERGROUND SOUND))) 
is proud to have Thee-o apart of this (((PERCEPTION)))

One of the smoothest mixers of Underground Sound is FREEMAN. 
He can play just about anything put in front of him, but when it comes to Break Beats, thats Freeman's forte, lifting you off the dance floor then drop that bass leaving you wanting more. He can captivate your heart with Trance make you fall in love with the beautiful sounds. When its time to deliver a dance floor smackdown Drum and Bass will be the weapon of choice.
You never know what Freeman will get down with, but there will never be any dissapointment when he gets down. 
Freeman has been up and down the ladder in the music world but devotes most his time to the Underground Family. 
Playing all over the USA since 1989 but will always remain LA UNDERGROUND.

DJ Trance, Watergate, Insomniac, Life Music

Jason Blakemore is one of the original Los Angeles underground house/techno DJs. He has graced the stage at almost every major festival in the Southern California area. He has played at Coachella, EDC, Jujubeats, Nocturnal and (((Perception))). Blakemore has played in every major city in the USA, as well as numerous tours in Mexico, Canada, and Europe. His name and skills are known all over the U.S. and internationally.
Jason has run three record labels: Bassex, Fiveleg and Life Music. His music has been published on labels such as Life Music, Whiskey Pickle, Bassex, Yeti, Watergate, Nuphonic, Fiveleg, AcropollisRPM, Plastik, Stupendous, Depth, Sm:)e, Action Go Now, Deep Vibes and more. Blakemore has been part of music projects with Markus Schulz, The Chemical Brothers, Sascha Dive, Garth, Wally Callerio, Natural Rhythm, Knoe1 and 6blocc. He produced the hit songs “PURE”, “Suspicion” and so many others. He is a down to earth person and an amazing live performer; his quick mixing skills have captivated fans for more than two decades. Slicing and splicing records back and forth, he is the true definition of an old school DJ still insisting on taking the crowd on a journey with every set.
Quick Facts: From Los Angeles, United States. Plays mostly tech house. Began performing in 1992. Used the name DJ Trance from 1992-1996. 

In Da Hoody, SoCal Selectress SD/LA
These two west coast DJs, each legendary in their own right, combine forces to throw down sets of diverse underground musical styles in Bass House, Techno, Drum N Bass, Breaks and House. They have traveled the world together and headlined events in Alaska, Utah, Las Vegas, and in their home of Southern California. Both are from Los Angeles, now living in San Diego- where they have been producing the 'In Da Hoody' series of underground Drum n Bass events.

Fester started getting into the DJ culture in the early 80's. Not having enough money to buy turntables and a mixer, he improvised by using a boombox instead (ask any OG DJ from back in the day as to how this worked). From there, he fell in love with the BBOY culture (breakbeats, graffiti, battling, turntablists) and began to follow all things BBOY. He was still turntable-less, but, at the same time, was gaining knowledge by watching his neighborhood DJ crew do their thing. Soon after that, he progressed into a variety of music genres ( new wave, disco, funk) basically anything that sounded good. He paid his dues by working as a mobile DJ (weddings, house parties, etc.). Fast forward to the early 90's, Fester found the techno sound and underground culture thanks to Eric Davenport (aka E Zone). And so began the incredible musical journey filled with massive crowds, traveling to out-of-town gigs, live PA's (Axis Worklabs), and a short stint with an independent record label (Turnstyle Records). Fester is proud and humbled to be a part of the Insomniac movement that has grown from hundreds of people to millions all over the world."

The Rapid Eye Movement 
Rocking the decks sense 1987, Carl Edwards was already a veteran in San Diego playing under a different monicker when he was introduced to the underground scene in '94. He got his first experiences at the World Beat Center and the Romper Room in Dallas Texas .His particular progressive style solidified circa 1999, and in 2000 he came back to play for the California desert Underground. 


USDJ Service / re:love

Wired Events / Area51
STAND/Insomniac OG

(((US))), R3GMA, Station Underground

xtrnl/ re:love/ super trippy hippie


Unity Project/Techno-punch LA/SD

Profresh Ent/LA

Stealth - Viva La Tech 

Chris Johnson

Jack Butler

King Felix
The people's dj, purple 33, Felixerbox

Rev Joe Chill Factor


Butterfly Collective-GCE-Ecstatic

The Dirty Trippy Hippie

Aaron X

Spin Traxx


(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((BASS STAGE)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

From the very start, MR DEEDS (formerly Dirty Deeds) burst onto the scene performing at large scaled Bass-Fueled events around the United States. Within a rapid amount of time Mr. Deeds had production credits under his belt releasing music on both American & UK record labels. Several known DJ/Radio hosts began to feature his tunes on BBC Radio1 & BBC 1Xtra stations in the UK, signifying a landmark achievement and recognition by top professionals in the industry. Crafting his eclectic love for all things bass, Deeds has released on the famed PLAY ME Records, 6BLOCC's 'Digital 6' record label and also Hit #1 on the charts twice while doing collabs with FIGURE on the Monsters album series. Mr Deeds then released the CB4 remix on Excision’s Rottun Records, and this season has released tracks on his own MERGE Music label, as well as FIGURE’s DOOM label.

During his years as a DJ he’s moved forward, performing at all sorts of events like EDC, SXSW, WMC and many shows in between across America. In this time Mr Deeds performed directly with artists such as: NGHTMRE, SLANDER & PROTOHYPE (whom he also taught at Icon Collective Production School), ZED’s DEAD, FIGURE, NERO, DATSIK, EXCISION, THE CRYSTAL METHOD, DOCTOR-P, BORGORE, BARE, ALVIN RISK, DIESELBOY, DILLINJA, ORIGINAL SIN and TAXMAN

Across the ranks of the Stateside bass music scene, hails a mighty selector. Myles Gregory, under the alias “Destro”, has been slaying ravers over the past 10+ years with his stellar DJ performances, world class production talents, as well as being able to repeatedly organize some of the craziest underground events in Southern California. After being internationally recognized, signing to Total Science’s Fix Recordings in 2007, Destro has been on a non-stop terror across the country, showcasing his avant-garde tastes in the Nu-Skool sounds of bass. Since then, Destro has signed to many reputable US and UK labels… over twenty digital releases, including “Rambo’s Comin’, which charted as high as #2 on’s Drumstep charts in 2011, as well as a couple 12” releases which landed in record shops world-wide. From WMC to SXSW, to up and down the Pacific Coast, Destro has played for crowds alongside many DNB/Jungle and Dubstep legends such as AK1200, Gridlok, Annix, Byran Gee, 12th Planet, Marcus Visionary, The Glitch Mob, Mickey Finn, Bailey, Twisted Individual, Majistrate, DJ Pleasure, Task Horizon, 6Blocc(R.A.W.), Urban Assault, Escape(UK), Erb N’ Dub, and Cyberoptix… the list goes on and on. 2017 continues to be a busy schedule for Destro, with dates lined up on the east and west coast, as well as a steady release schedule. Prepare yourself for more unrelenting bass lines and killer drum programming, as Destro continues to assemble endless bass weapons of chest rattling destruction for the masses, as well as creating mind blowing visuals & music videos for other marquee acts.

WirDowe aka Glen Bitter is the CEO and Founder of Underground Sound. Wirdowe is known for his breaks and drum and bass sets. He is a master at mixing and creating events all over Southern California.

>>>>>Bagg's and Hooligan

>>>>>Andrew Lee/MXML
Flow Tribe / MadHouse / LA Raves

>>>>>Mix Phix
Instagram MiX_PHiX
<<<<<<B2B>>>>>> with mc. ADMIT<<<<<<<
>>>>>Sean Stylee
Instagram: @djseanstylee_dnbsoldier


>>>>>2B Happy
Scarred Digital

>>>>>Miss Sativa

>>>>>Nifty Nubez


>>>>>Cynical Hussl b2b Ninjaz 4 Hire






>>>>>M. Lazar


>>>>> DJ ADVI - IG

>>>>>VJ MacGuver
(((our taco guy yum breats)

>>>>>Indo Smoke 

>>>>>>>> more T.B.A.

PLEASE NOTE this is a camping event. Feel free to bring your camping gear. THIS IS A LEAVE NO TRACE EVENT. PLEASE RESPECT THE LAND. PACK IN, PACK OUT.

1day Presale tickets start at $5, $10, $15, and $20>>$25 at the door.
2day Presale tickets start at $10, $20, and $30>>$40 at the door.

Earlier Event: September 3
BBQ Park Jam e
Later Event: October 14
LA Decompression