Nina West is the Queen of Cowtown. One of Columbus Alive’s 2013 People to Watch, drag performer Nina West has performed all over the United States, and is proud to call Columbus home. Her next major endeavor is Nina West’s Excellent Adventure, playing May 2-18 at Axis Nightclub.
LA based indie electro/pop group made up of two members, JAX and Kendall Lake. JAX, the Mc of the group, hails from Oakland. She toured with some of the biggest names in hip hop and recently opened for up-and-comer G Easy. Kendall Lake is a singer/songwriter born and raised in Hollywood. She’s toured Morocco, fronting a band and dipped her hand in acting; co-starring on True Blood. Together they blend rock, hip hop and pop into fun electro beats. Taking over the world one song at a time.
For nearly 2 decades there has been a fire burning deep inside DJ Push to share the groove. Schooled from the old to the new, DJ Push has become a heavyweight in the Columbus electronic music scene. Push Productions founder (98′) still goin’ STRONG! Throwin’ down nothin’ but the absolute BEST in house music. Push moves floors, Dance till you cant dance no more!
Arguably one of Ohio’s favorite house/techno DJs, Aaron Austen’s 20 plus years behind the decks has landed him smack dab in the thick of it. Working alongside the biggest names in the industry over the past decade has fine-tuned Aaron’s sets & sounds. With his ear for sexy house-influenced techno he was named (2011) 614 Magazine’s Best Local DJ.
What makes Aaron unique is his ability to make house and techno sound appropriate wherever he plays. He has been an instrumental part of promoting and opening for some of the greatest talents in the world. In 2012/13 Aaron hit his stride, and looks to keep accelerating thru 2014.
A one man dance riot.
DJ Ginsu is a DJ, songwriter, audio engineer, and host with over 14 years of experience on stages around the region and the country. Ginsu has a long list of awards and titles on his DJ resume including a position in the US Finals for the 2013 Threestyle International DJ Competition. He has been an active contributor and performing artist involved in many clubs and regularly-applauded events around the region, notably the last 2 TRAUMA and 2013 DRAUMA parties in Columbus, OH. Ginsu regularly collaborates, orchestrates, and engineers music and stage shows for some the region’s top performance and musical artists, as well as hosting the long-running Funkdefy dance party and newer Girls&Boys gallery hop dance party. DJ Ginsu is an active member of both PUSH Productions and My Best Friends Party, two of the area’s top DJ collectives.
M814 Stage Featuring Rude Crew
Playing in the local music scene for over a decade, multiple genres and countless experiences have landed here with Teleknesis and DJ Dibs, a split personality for a true Gemini. Get weird or get down otherwise get out. Bringing you the best in ALL styles of music.
Jeremy MacDonald aka DJ Jmac has been behind the decks since 2011 and has worked hard at developing his unique sound. DJ Jmac specializes in all things House and will play anything from Deep House to banging Electro House as long as it makes the crowd move.
Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, Xavier Mathias has been DJing since 1995. Xavier’s own music production has been played by world renowned DJs across all spectrums including Saaed Younan, Angel Alanis, Jay Tripwire, David Duriez, Mazi Namvar, Tony Thomas & John Digweed to name a few. His first release was with Addictive Records in 2001 under the name Audible Essence. This will followed with releases on Paris’s Brique Rouge Traxx record label, Instanbul’s In2 Records, London’s Katania & Ambiosphere labels, Denver’s Phrunky, New York’s Casa Del Soul, Canada’s Random House, California’s Warbled and Cincinnati’s Lingo label.
Jack Sheets, previously known as Shapeshifter and currently Mister Shifter, has played an integral role in the United States electronic music scene for over 15 years .Mister Shifter’s unpredictable, high-energy performances always ensure you’re never hearing the same set twice, making him a crowd favorite and a must-see at every event.
The demiurgic dance duo known as GET WEIRD quintum-teleported from the year 1975 when the formidable years of disco took a tumultuous turn towards today. And today…today is the first day of the future. Open your ears, shake your rears, and prepare to GET WEIRD.
Music, Tattoo & Dog Enthusiast.
Singer, Songwriter & Artist
in Every sense of the word.
Creator & Resident DJ
Of the Suicide Ball.
Formed in 2009 by Brian Harrington and Josiah Weinhold. Their music is performed as a mix of samples, beats, and live instrumentation. Their songs deal with the follies of modern love, cyber-paranoia, and disparate economies. GIMME released their first, self-produced LP, Love and Drugs, in 2013. They also recently added Kyle Skinner on bass. They are active in Columbus, Ohio.
Roman and Jennifer are former professional Ballroom Dance instructors and Competitors, they were regional professional finalists in Theater Arts (OH and TX 2012, 2013), Open Smooth (2013) Closed Smooth (2012) Open Rhythm (2012), International Standard (2013), and Mixed Novice (2012), as well as numerous awards won with their students in pro/am competition.
They have spent the past several years combining dance styles such as ballroom, with contemporary ballet, dark jazz, tribal, and Japanese Butoh, to create their own unique dance style, danced by no one else. Entirely improvisational, their dance transcends labels and has become voyeuristic performance art.
They have performed professionally throughout OH, being featured dancers with The Rick Brunetto Big Band, as well as The Otterbein Symphony. They have performed Solo dance shows as Statue Danzanti at the Columbus Italian festival, as well as events like The Vampire’s Ball, Angel’s and Aliens, The Renaissance Hotel’s New years eve party, and much more.