Ego Trip Presents: A Midwinter Night's Dream with Minnesota & The M Machine

Lovers, poets and madmen! Grown weary of those frosty winter nights? Join Ego Trip on Saturday, December 12th at Spin Nightclub for an evening straight out of our Midwinter Night’s Dreams! We’re thrilled to be bringing MINNESOTA and THE M MACHINE to share with us their enthralling melodies and pulsating sub bass sounds as we create a fantastical frozen forest where your imagination comes to life. We’ll have two rooms of entrancing music going all night featuring supporting artists Lee K, Henry Pope w/ Littlefoot, Michi and Tech Support (Datphat b2b Galangsta) along with our resident Ego Trip DJs. Take a stroll and you’ll find live art, performances, body painting, and a craft bazaar to help open your mind.

So, put on your frozen winter’s finest and join us merry wanderers of the night, and wonder -- “Are we awake, or do we dream?”

* Winter White Costume/Dress Encouraged *

Doors Open at 9:00PM
Dance Party Ends at 4:00AM

21+ Event
FUNKTION-ONE/TURBO sound provided by Higher9 Sound
All proceeds go towards bringing the Ego Trip theme camp back to Burning Man in 2016

$15 Early Bird
$20 I’m Beautiful Presale
$25 I’m Sexy Presale
$30 Let’s Boogie / Door Sales

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-- MINNESOTA [Mal Label / Camp ?] -- 

Christian Bauhofer, known by his fans as his party-­‐crushing alter ego Minnesota, is one of the most innovative and proficient electronic producers to come out of the West Coast bass music movement. His sound breaks away from the various subgenres of EDM but holds onto origins of dubstep and hip-­‐hop, creating a truly authentic experience for his audience. Early on in his career Minnesota said, “My goal is to make bass heavy dubstep/glitch-­‐hop music that’ll get you dancing, but it is not the same old three note transformer step… I try to focus more on the melodic side of dubstep, and hopefully, make quality songwriting a more relevant factor in the genre.” For the past four years Minnesota has followed through on his word and designed smooth, melodic, uplifting sounds, which fans have celebrated nationwide.

So far in his career, Minnesota has traveled to over 50 cities and performed at nearly every major festival nationwide. Last year he headlined his first two tours, and performed with the likes of STS9, Big Gigantic, MiMOSA and Gramatik. His music has been lauded by the likes of Bassnectar, Adventure Club, Paper Diamond and many others in his genre. Discussing Minnesota’s track “Push It,” Bassnectar once commented, “[It’s] quickly becoming a staple in my sets,” and “perfect for when I need a track that is epic and churning but also melodically hyped.” The support of Minnesota’s management team, agency, and some of the world’s greatest artists can only attribute to his hunger for more time spent on the road and in the studio. To those that haven’t had the opportunity to see Minnesota perform, make sure to be on the lookout for the next time he rolls into your city. To put it lightly, Minnesota is a name to watch.


Hyper-creative and sophisticated in craft, San Francisco-based electronic act The M Machine bring a rare mix of genre-bending ingenuity and refined musicianship to every element of their musical output. With their most recent EP—the five-song ‘Just Like’, released on Skrillex’s OWSLA label in November 2014—vocalist/composer/producers Ben Swardlick and Eric Luttrell deliver a deeply melodic and infectiously upbeat take on underground house. Not only a dramatic departure from their darkly charged earlier work, ‘Just Like’ finds The M Machine abandoning all EDM convention and creating a vocal-propelled, indie-minded breed of dance music that hinges on pure emotion and unbridled energy.

For much of the first five years of The M Machine’s lifespan, Swardlick and Luttrell holed up in a warehouse/recording studio that was once home to arena-rock legends Journey and—under The M Machine’s wing—eventually evolved into an a collective of visual artists, engineers, and designers who shared their DIY ethic and restless creativity. The duo continue to sustain the passion for constant innovation that’s powered the project since the beginning. And no matter how the mood of their music changes over the years, The M Machine remain committed to building their sound around a strong emotional core. “We’re proud to have a fan base as creative and taste-driven as we are.” says Swardlick. Luttrell adds “in general we really want them to fall in love with something they’ve never heard before.”


After an early exposure to 90’s dance music and discovering acts like The Prodigy and Aphex Twin, Lee K’s obsession with electronic music was seeded. A half decade later, with curiosity piqued by DJ culture and the rave scene, her focus soon shifted to the decks. 

Following a stint at the iconic and now shuttered Voyeur Nightclub, she landed her 2013/14 residency at San Diego’s “Bang Bang”. There she continues to cut her teeth as a major creative force behind the percolating FNGRS CRSSD brand, warming up the room for some of the most well respected names in house and techno including Pete Tong, Victor Calderone, Hobo, Eats Everything, MK and many more. Whether tasked with opening the night or headlining, Lee K focuses on curating a vibe. Born of the dance floor, she carefully selects tracks from deep to techno all sharing one common thread: groove, dynamic percussion and driving basslines.

-- HENRY POPE x LITTLEFOOT [Street Ritual / Dirty Beetles / Genius Loci Fest] --

Henry Pope has smashed the edge off the cubist and injected color into the monochromatic. It is no surprise that for the past several years his music has been popping up on radio stations
around the globe, Top 100 lists, huge festival lineups (Coachella), and tastemaker music blogs.

Pope’s live electronic sets enthrall massive crowds featuring world class musicians melding seamlessly with phenomenal mixes. Riding a wave of critical acclaim and triumphs at some of the world’s largest festivals, Henry Pope released his debut EP titled “Waiting” on Street Ritual Records in 2014. The record was a huge success and a springboard to new music coming in late 2015.

MICHI [Dangle Zone]









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