Max Hype, aka Protohype, has taken the world of bass music and made it his own personal playground. The heavy hitting producer combines ingenious progressions and percussion with roof toppling bass lines for a must hear sound that leaves fans around the world with necks breaking. Releasing on major labels such as Firepower, SMOG, Spinnin’ Records and more, not to mention boasting a discography of over 100 original creations, Protohype has become a staple in the bass music community. Developing his #puppycrew brand, Max uses his loyal fan base to give back, throwing charity events to help fund no kill animal shelters. With an original sound, kind heart and a knack for getting a crowd roaring for more, Protohype has become one of bass music’s most loved talents.
Hailing from Bloomington, IL Brad “Blastfome” Nicholas has blasted himself into the Bass Music scene early on quickly becoming the name to see in the central Illinois area. Starting off in the scene with local party group Subsequent Vibes back in 2011, then making his way onto the Springfield, IL DJ crew Killinoize along the likes of Jphelpz and more. Opportunities have allowed him to share the bill with huge acts to the likes of G Jones, Jantsen, Dirt Monkey, Trollphace, Mantis, Bukez Finezt, RUN DMT, P0gman, Liquid Stanger and more. Never missing an opportunity to command the crowd has landed him onto infamous lineups such as the very first Infrasound Music festival back in 2012, all the way to the notorious Summer Camp 2016. 2017 is looking to be a promising year for the young producer/DJ with his first official EP “Expansion” set to release early this Spring. With his serious, yet not so serious “This isn’t actually a tour” tour kicking off late January with support from local promotion company GVC, he plans to play a string of shows all through out Illinois while grabbing the attention of local Bass heads along the way. His cataclysmic sounds and enormous stage presence are captivating to say the least, so it’s safe to that Blastfome is never one to be slept on.” – C. Watson