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Sullivan King

Skully's Columbus

Thursday, December 2, 2021 8:00 PM


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The Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist/producer and solidified guitar god is setting out to shatter the mold and to disrupt the electronic world-one lick at a time. Lifting the brash and rugged energy of bass music off the dance floors and the power of metal and hard rock from the stadiums, Sullivan King creates a musical mosh pit built entirely on rapid-paced, neck-snapping dubstep, intensely shredding guitars and a bold live show that pushes the boundaries of modern music performance.

Launched in early 2014, the Sullivan King project is the artistic creation of Keaton Prescott, whose musical DNA is composed of one-half metal and one-half bass music.

Like the sword of King Arthur, the guitar beckoned; After discovering the music of Van Halen, via his father, Sully took a headfirst dive deep down the rabbit hole of guitar-based music. He soon discovered the progressive rock sounds of post-hardcore and emo/screamo from the aughts across bands like From First to Last, Chiodos and Atreyu-and then explored the metalcore noise of acts like Escape the Fate, Bullet for My Valentine and Avenged Sevenfold. Altogether, these artists opened the floodgates and laid the foundation for his developing obsession with heavy metal, care of genre icons Pantera, Metallica and the like.

Fast-forward a couple of years later when Sullivan King discovered the sounds of EDM after countless hours spent on hardcore gaming, where artists like Skrillex, Avicii, Rusko and Wolfgang Gartner ruled the sound waves across global online gaming communities. Keaton’s newfound love for EDM begot a cultural crossroads where bass music and metal live in a harmonious yet hellish balance. After exploring and perfecting his trademark sound at the revered Icon Collective Music Production School in Los Angeles, he set off to launch his solo artist career. And thus, Sullivan King was born. By the end of his debut year, Sullivan King accumulated over 2.4 million plays worldwide, an impressive figure for a new artist by any measure.

On the live front, Sullivan King truly comes to life as he clashes analog traditions with digital attitude via a proper one-man show. His live setup-composed of Pioneer CDJ decks, a microphone, a laptop running Ableton, his faithful Schecter guitar and a Guitar Wing from Livid Instruments, which he uses to manipulate and trigger pre?-recorded loops and sounds-allows him to adapt the best of both worlds into his shows and create unique performances every single time via impromptu guitar solos and varying track selections on the DJ end.

Sullivan King is today at the helm of a burgeoning musical movement. As one of the few artists to successfully marry heavy metal and electronic music, he’s birthed a new creative space all its own. “If DJs are today’s rock stars, then Sullivan King is forging his own rock galaxy,” agrees LA Weekly (2/19/16).

“I’m taking an idea and creating something I’ve always wanted to hear in electronic music that wasn’t always there: the live element,” says Sullivan King. “I wanted to hear people putting guitars and drums and screams and vocals behind electronic music.” For him, this sound is no gimmick; it’s his mission. “I started this project to make music I wanted to listen to and to fill the gap missing in live electronic music. I’m leading the sound and pushing it forward, because I believe there’s something to develop here.”


Surfacing in 2016 and amassing millions of streams since, Blanke has enjoyed a rapid rise to recognition in the bass music scene. Named at #7 on Run The Traps Breakout Artists of 2018, before playing a single show in North America, Blanke has found himself on artist to watch in 2019 lists compiled by the likes of YOUREDM, Billboard, Noiseporn, EDM Sauce and this song slaps.

In just 2.5 years Blanke has cut more than a few laps of Australia and New Zealand including the national support for Illenium’s debut tour and 2 Headline tours of his own. The Blanke Remix of PNAU’s Changa has clocked over 5 and a half Million spins on Spotify to date and was been named as one of Billboard Dance’s Top Ten Remixes of 2018. Official remixes for Marshmello, RL Grime, Gryffin, Jonas Blue, Steve Aoki, Prince Fox, Peking Duk, Tommy Trash and Carmada have reached over 4 Million plays collectively on Spotify alone. Collaborations with JayKode, 1788-L, Avance, Kayoh and ZEKE BEATS along with Bootleg’s of Virtual Self, Boys Noize & Skrillex have collectively seen over ¾ of a million plays on soundcloud in 2018 alone. Not reserved to editorial support, Blankes music has landed in the artist lead playlists by the likes of Marshmello, JAUZ, Ghastly, Slander, NGHTMRE & Deadmau5.



There are a handful of young artists currently making waves in the electronic music scene, and Maryland-based producer LAYZ is one of them! At 20 years old, LAYZ has stormed onto the scene and quickly garnered the attention of some of the biggest names in dubstep. While her sound draws inspiration from heavy-hitters like SVDDEN DEATH and MARAUDA, she has been constantly developing a unique production style of her own with massive tracks like “Umbra” and “Zeus.” With her banging original productions, hard-hitting mixes and powerful stage presence, we have no doubt that she will continue to see success in her young career.

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1151 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201
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