INSPIRE: a Belladonna Records Presentation

Friday January 20 2012


INSPIRE: a Belladonna Records Presentation


There is one thing that inspires us all, washes away our troubles and brings us together every weekend. You KNOW it. It transforms us into a unified fist pumping, booty bumping stumbling group of dancing robots as we worship the techno speaker Gods, act stupid and spend our rent money to drink away the boring, agonizing work week! Your lovely Madison electronic label, La Belladonna, has enlisted a fabulous local line-up that's easy on the eyes and harder on the speakers...with some really, fun twists!


This is a one of a kind event to experience! Seriously. Rare performances from Madison and Milwaukee artists coming together to pay tribute to music that influenced and inspired them in their own genre-bending way. Enjoy sets from DJ's and live artists who will intertwine completely unpredictable music into their sets that inspired their passion and delirious love n' devotion to the 608 and 414 electronic dance scene.


ADMISSION: Free before 10pm, $6 after. Display your musical inspiration pride and cover is $5 if you are wearing a band tee (the cooler the band tee, the better because judges will pick a favorite and award the lucky guy/girl with a mystery prize!)


BENEFIT RAFFLE: Each admission includes one FREE raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets may be purchased for $1. ALL proceeds from raffle tickets will be donated to Belladonna's fundraiser for The Water Project, an organization dedicated to providing safe water in underdeveloped countries. More info at or


Raffle prize includes a bag of sweet swag of Belladonna merch: artist albums, DJ mix by Tinhead, buttons, stickers, a bottle of aspirin, leftover Christmas presents, and other super cool secret stuff we come up with! Winner must be present when drawn!


Line up


Tinhead – Minimal Techno (DJ)

Inspiration - Hard Techno, Hip hop


Tinhead is a DJ and producer from Madison, WI who has been pushing funky techno sounds across the Midwest USA. Experienced behind the decks, Tinhead has played in cities from Minneapolis to Chicago and worldwide in Germany.


Screendoor – Electronic (DJ)

Inspiration – Rhythm, Blues, Gutter Punk & Gospel


Like most Midwest electronic artists, Screendoor was influenced early on by the sounds emanating from the Chicago-Detroit axis during the warehouse rave scene of the late nineties. As a member of the Milwaukee “projekt mke collective”, he continues to push the underground sounds of ambient, techno, UK bass, drum n bass and italo disco. Over his 10+ year DJ career, Screendoor has performed alongside old and new school techno artists such as Dan Bell, Frankie Vega, Richie Hawtin, DJ ESP Woody McBride, Doormouse, Matthew Dear and more.


Samarah – Glitch Dub (Live)

Inspiration – Classical, Blues & Dream Pop


Samarah was given her first synth for Christmas when she was seven and has been manipulating sounds since. Many piano lessons and garage bands later, she became immersed in the Madison EDM music scene c. 2000. She has released five eps, one full-length on Zod records with artists Emotional Joystick and Doormouse on the roster at the time and many comps and remixes. She founded Belladonna Records in 2005 and has shared the stage with artists such as Tiki Obmar, Andreas Tilliander, Cepia, The Flashbulb, Pressboard and Landau.  Her sound has been described as "Her grace lies in her willingness to keep evolving, mutating and morphing her dreams into haunting atmospheres with disarming gritty textures and bass lines, glitchy pounding beats and underlying sultry voice"


Demix – Experimental (Live)

Inspiration – Experimental Rock, Film Soundtracks & Old School Rave


An eclectic electronic artist creating songs, soundscapes and mixes accurately described by The Onion AV Club as “eerily cinematic” and “apocalyptic”. The Demix has performed throughout the Midwest and Southwest and is currently responsible for the MELT live music series in Milwaukee, which has featured artists such as All Tiny Creatures, Omega Clash, Signaldrift and Zerobeat.



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