top of page

Apr 1st, 22 - Akron

Foolish: April Fools Dance Party


The Vortex

1167 Brittain Rd.

Akron, OH


Doors: 8PM

$15 Door

Lineup: LUMINYST - Luminyst is the creative alias of Atlanta native David Timko, whose artistic visions are rooted in a classical piano upbringing and an entry into rave culture at a young age. Since his early beginnings as a vinyl DJ, David’s expressive nature has aided his evolution into a self-taught bass music producer, performer, instructor, and event promoter, fostering a local community of bass music lovers in Ohio for nearly a decade. With a purpose-driven sound that is eclectic and broad, Luminyst intricately blends contrasting themes of light and dark with a fusion of orchestral acoustic elements to create a balance with the technological.

David’s journey into production emerged around the same time as the rise of the aggressive Dubstep movement in North America, influencing his signature heavy sound. His early years saw steady growth with original releases, hit live performances, curated renegade gatherings, and even film scores on national TV.

Luminyst continues to gain traction and attention as he collaborates and releases with prominent bass producers and labels throughout the scene. Playing direct support for Liquid Stranger, 12th Planet, Conrank, Of The Trees, Jantsen, SKisM, and more, and releasing on imprints including Wakaan, The Untz, and Wubaholics, there is only more to come from this bass producer on the rise.

In 2018, Luminyst co-founded the rapidly growing label and collective Rapture Studios, made with the intention of creating a massive platform to showcase talented experimental bass music producers from across the globe to a passionate audience. Today, he can often be seen performing as direct support for leading artists in the bass community or headlining bass music events and festivals across the US and beyond. While building upon his own creative work, David continues working to bring artists, promoters, and music lovers together by creating safe spaces for radical self-expression and acceptance.

ALFONZ DE LA MOTA - Founder and president of the most organized dnb crew in America the MIA or Murda in America. He got his start in the 90s rave scene and grew to promoting events as large as 9k with his crew boogie tribe ( 98-2002). Through his music he has headlined or supported headliners in over 30 states representing his crew and city 1st. His style is similar to Chicago OG house djs because he goes from smooth melodic music to upfront grime flawlessly taking the dance-floor on a mission through sounds and bass. Make sure to check his for a sample of the vibes he puts forth into the universe.

EVASION - Pioneering his voyage into electronic dance music in 2006 Eric has been both DJ and promoter all over Ohio and the surrounding areas. As a DJ Eric was one of the first in North East Ohio to capture the movement and energy that is synonymous with bass music. His distinct taste in music sets him apart from many deejays spanning many genres and styles. Eric’s connection to the audience keeps his sets fresh, unpredictable and complimentary to the setting. Weather he’s opening for (insert name) or closing after Juicy J. or sharing music with friends, Evasion is sure to entertain. As a promoter Eric has been a leader focusing on Cleveland OH where he has continually set the bar for dance events. Eric’s creative vision pushed the community forward with world class talent and parties with compelling marketing. With as many shows as Evasion has had a hand in and the sheer mass of many of these events, on stage performing or behind the scenes his impact is immeasurable

TWINHOOKER - Jeff Worthington, musically known as Twinhooker, began his DJ career in 1997 & started producing not long after. Twinhooker, alongside Paulie Walnuts, collaborated as the duo Mad Dem Sound, eventually starting their own label Mad Dem Records in 2005. Twinhooker has released over 20 tracks on vinyl + numerous digital offerings & has toured the globe with shows in 18 countries to date. Known for Ragga and amen-laden Jungle sets with hints of Breakbeat Hardcore & Drum & Bass, he’s for certain a crowd pleaser. Swarm the speakers and fill the dance floor to the sounds of Twinhooker.

SEAN 2:16 - Sean 2:16 first got behind the decks in May 2008, by August that same year he played his first event and since then, like a snowball effect, Sean has been booked month in and month out, quickly winning over fans throughout the region. Sean has since then earned quick recognition landing him on some of the biggest events on the east coast including Baltimore based production company, Steez Promo's signature Massives as well as the legendary Starscape Festival and the current Moonrise Festival. Also landing a spot on Steez Promo's signature Bassnation events (formerly Dubnation) as a Pittsburgh chapter resident Dj. As well as performing at the first Excision curated music festival, Lost Lands Festival. Sean has shared the stage as an opening act for such artists as Skrillex, Borgore, Datsik, 12th Planet, Darude, Paul Oakenfold, Zeds Dead, Griz, Rusko & Evol Intent just to name a few. With such a quick rise in recognition Sean 2:16 shows no sign of letting up or slowing down..


bottom of page