6 years ago this month IndyMojo had the opportunity to expose Indianapolis to more music. Located at The Mousetrap Bar and Grill (56th and Keystone) every Thurzday has now become the biggest EDM weekly in the area. Showcasing local and national talent each week and only growing more and more in size. “The idea was sparked as we were gearing up for Mojostock 2010 (2nd Mojostock, and the 1st that included an EDM stage). We could see the cross-pollination of the jam and electronic scenes in the festival circuit and saw an opportunity to do something similar in Indianapolis. With us (Matt Ramsey and Jason King) being fans of both scenes, it made a lot of sense. The Mousetrap wanted us to come in and do more things, so when the opportunity presented itself, we decided to see what we could do to grow both scenes from the home base of the jam scene” – Matt Ramsey (Promotions Director IndyMojo) – taken from my 2 Years of Being Altered article from 2012.
In the last 6 years of Altereds, we have had the pleasure of experiencing so many changes of the electronic music scene. From the initial release of Basshead being blared through the its speakers by a local DJ, Crizzly introducing Indy to Crunkstep, Dieselboy showing us Drum and Bass can’t be killed, and a fresh G Jones making a crowded bar go so silent just to dropping an eruptive hybrid trap masterpiece. The stage at the mousetrap has seen so much talent in last half decade, and this Altered Thurzday we have the biggest artist it’s ever witnessed.
12th Planet can easily be considered what we like to call an OG of the dubstep scene, especially in the US. This has rightfully earned him the title “American Dubstep King”. Originally going by the DnB alias Infiltrata, 12th changed his name in 2006 when he decided to switch genre and start producing dubstep. He has worked multiple time on collaborations with Skrillex and Finch among many other heavy hitters, and his music can be heard in DJ sets across the world. In 2007 12th re-launch and re-branded SMOG Records. He has been rated one of the best DJ acts by numerous publications and has played most of the major festivals around the country. In the past year or so he has been predominantly playing and producing a lot of riddim dubstep.
Support for this year’s anniversary show will include some of the best local talent Indy has to offer. Kicking off the night outside on the patio stage will be the house music duo Neighbz and Wesley Clay, followed by the best breaks in Naptown from Brooks and Daeger. Inside on the main stage Jin-XS will be mashing up sounds starting at 9. Local favorite Shy Guy Says will be priming you for the main event. Indigo Child and jFet will be going head to head to close out the night.
We are expecting the biggest turn out we have ever had. Be sure to arrive as early as possible to ensure your entry. Come help us celebrate the night many of us have called home over a half decade now. Let’s make it a night that will be talked about for years to come.
* Brooks and Daeger
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Thurzday, August 25th
5565 N. Keystone Ave
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