Squared Takes Columbus Nightlife to the Next Level

Squared, Columbus’s premiere electronic music event production and artist management company, today announced the 21st century Columbus debut of Derek Plaslaiko of The Bunker and Interdimensional Transmissions fame. Plaslaiko, who hasn’t played Columbus since 1998, will be headlining Squared’s upcoming all-night, byob event Next Level. The event is being held in an undisclosed location and will feature free-to-play arcade games all night. Plaslaiko is renowned worldwide for his eclectic and energetic sets and his 4 hour set at Next Level is sure to be talked about for years to come.

Geoff White, a Columbus native, will be making his first appearance in his hometown in many years. Squared welcomes Geoff, of the respected Ghostly International imprint, back from his long absence to play a live hardware set for this unique event. Body Language resident and prominent Squared DJ Lower Frequency fills out the night’s lineup. High fidelity sound will be provided by Bus 8 Audio. More details will be announced via email as the event draws near. To receive event updates, sign up at http://squaredonline.com/event/next-level/.

Squared, which has been a continual source of quality electronic music for the Columbus music scene for 15 years, invites all those in search of a good beat as it continues to deliver the highest quality electronic music found in Columbus.

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Detroit Techno returns to Columbus

An up and comer from the birthplace of techno, Patrick Werden, better known as Dink, focuses on a soulful blend of techno with groovy house rhythms to create a mood that is distinctly Detroit. He made waves at this year’s Movement festival, and if his Turnstyle EP out on Brian Kage’s Beretta Grey label is any indicator, he’ll keep making them for some time.

Providing support for our guest from the north are Squared’s Lower Frequency and Coma Coz. Body Language resident Lower Frequency will deliver his own brand of Detroit techno – a mixture of diverse beats that never fails to impress. Coma Coz will cover the other end of the spectrum with his reliably upbeat, driving house jams.

Body Language is a monthly dance party thrown by the longest-running purveyors of electronic events in Columbus, Squared Entertainment. Occurring the second Saturday of each month at Victory’s Live at 543 S. High Street in the Brewery District, Body Language features the most future forward electronic music in the city and is always 100% free.

More on the November Body Language can be found here.

Squared Welcomes Restart Residents Ororo and Dingo8 to the Squared Roster; Takes Monthly House Event to Avalon

Squared is thrilled to announce that longtime collaborators and fellow households Christina Coles and Brian Salyer, better known as Ororo and Dingo8 are bringing their talents, diverse musical tastes, and monthly Restart event into the fold with Columbus’s premiere source for future forward electronic music.

After many years of supporting one another’s events, including performances by Ororo and Dingo8 at Squared’s events and at the curated stages at the annual, Urban Scrawl and Independents Day festivals, we are officially joining forces to bring the promotional and production support of Squared to enhance visibility and awareness of Restart events, whose main monthly has found a new home on the fourth Friday of every month at Avalon at 205 N. 5th Street. [map]

The first joint installment of Restart will take place on Friday, October 23rd and features Ororo and Dingo8 with very special guest, Jaysoul. The music kicks off at 11:00 pm. We’ll have our killer sound system in tow so come out and join us for a night of soul, disco, funky house and anything and everything in between.

More information about the inaugural event can be found [here.]

 

Squared Provides Soundtracks to Popular Franklinton Festivals Again in 2015

This past month, Squared once again brought the underground sounds of Detroit, Berlin and beyond to the masses at the two best summer festivals in Columbus – Urban Scrawl and Independents’ Day. Over four days covering two weekends, Squared talent such as Lower Frequency, Coma Coz, Lights Out, and Jason Allen shared the stage with other local favorites like DJ Trueskillz, Druid Cloak, Kevin Brugger, Ororo, and Jenny Arcade.

Squared is a longtime contributor to Franklinton’s Urban Scrawl, having provided the soundtrack for 5 of the festival’s 9 incarnations. Working closely with the Franklinton Arts District and other participating organizations, Squared curates the local talent behind the decks, on the dancefloor and on the mic, extending beyond its own roster, to ensure a unique experience that captures the diversity of sound heard throughout the city.

Amidst a backdrop of fresh paint brushed on murals evolving before attendees’ eyes, youngsters danced among b-boys and old funk samples intermixed with disco, soul, house, techno and more. Not even periodic rains could stop the flow of people, as the weekend-long event drew even larger crowds than ever before.

Taking place in Franklinton itself for the second year in a row, former downtown resident Independents’ Day continued to settle into its new home over the last weekend of summer. The new location is a welcome change that led to a much less congested experience for those looking to enjoy all that the underground Columbus music scene has to offer. Like previous years, Squared managed the electronic presence at ID15, bringing in sound, talent and production. Echoing throughout food truck alley, house, techno, and drum & bass drew in those looking to dance and those looking to eat.

Over the course of the weekend, early sets from Ororo b2b Dingo8 and Beckett got people in the groove, while the ragga jungle and Drum & Bass of Mister Shifter had the entire crowd skanking before sundown. Even Druid Cloak’s deeper, darker, experimental sounds kept heads bobbing. It was another successful year for Independents’ Day and Squared, as techno thumped late into the night throughout Franklinton. With two more successful festivals etched into its long history, Squared looks forward to showcasing the best in Columbus electronic music to even more new fans next year.

Columbus-based Squared Entertainment today announced an official 2015 Movement Pre-Party featuring Joshua Harrison and the Fallen

Squared, Columbus’s premiere electronic music event production and artist management company, announced an official Movement Pre Party in conjunction with Paxahau, producers of Detroit’s internationally renowned music festival. Founded in 2002, Squared has been a continual source of quality electronic music for the Columbus music scene. The Official Movement Pre-Party, slated for Saturday, May 9th at Victory’s Live, continues this tradition and, like most Squared events, is 100% free.

Detroit-based DJ, producer and live artist Joshua Harrison is a member of Beretta Music, a Detroit collective focused on the future sounds of techno. With productions on D Records, Beretta Music and Psycho Thrill, and operating his own label, NONCOM with Keith Kemp and Neovalis, Harrison is known for moody techno that explores the dark soul of Detroit.

Filling out the bill are The Fallen, the duo consisting of FBK and Plural of MDR (Marcell Dettmann Records) and Metroplex fame, and Lower Frequency from Squared’s own roster. “Bringing cutting edge techno on Hi-Fi, reinforced sound systems to Columbus is at the core of Squared’s mission,” said Scott Litch, Founder and President of Squared Entertainment. “When we can bring an Official Movement Pre-Party to the city for free, we’re really firing on all cylinders. This is why we produce techno events.”

The event coincides with Squared’s monthly Body Language dance party, and kicks off at Victory’s Live, located 543 S. High St. in the Brewery District of Columbus, OH, on May 9 at 9pm. Your host for the night is local beatbox phenomenon, B.B.X, the Beatbox Extraordinaire. Squared invites all those in search of a good beat as it continues to deliver the highest quality electronic music found in Columbus.

 

Squared Entertainment Announces 2015 Roster, Including New Additions foi oi oi and DJ What the Bleep

Columbus-based event production and artist management company Squared Entertainment today announced its 2015 entertainment roster, including new talent from Bowling Green

Columbus, OH (February 05, 2015) – Squared, Columbus’s premiere electronic music event production company, announced its 2015 entertainment roster today. Founded in 2002, Squared strives to foster an ever-evolving bevy of talent that represents all spectrums of electronic music. The roster for 2015 is no different, and includes returning luminaries such as Jason Allen and Mister Shifter alongside new recruits like Bowling Green’s What the Bleep and foi oi oi.

Well-established in the college town to the north, What the Bleep has been making splashes in Central Ohio since relocating to Columbus this winter. Longtime collaborator foi oi oi was lured back to Columbus three years by tales of a scene with renewed vigor, owing in part to Squared’s continuing monthly events, like the newly re-imagined Body Language, held on the second Saturday of the month at Victory’s Live in The Brewery District. It didn’t take long before Squared founder Scott Litch took notice of the chemistry the two share when performing together.

They are joined on the updated roster by Akron newcomer Coma Coz, who finds himself in Columbus for much the same reason. “We are very excited to have these talented people involved with our organization,” said Scott Litch, Founder and President of Squared Entertainment. “2015 is going to be a great year for everyone that likes to go out and dance, and all of us at Squared look forward to seeing more new faces at our events.

Local favorites like Lower FrequencyBeckett and Lights Out will continue to call Squared home and can be seen on a rotating basis every month at Body Language, or representing Squared at other events around the city. Squared invites you along as it continues to deliver the highest quality electronic music found in Columbus.

Plural “Shifting Forward” Record Release Party Set for the Next Body Language Event

Columbus­ based DJ and producer Plural celebrates release on Metroplex November 8th at Squared’s monthly event at Victory’s Live

Columbus, OH (October 30, 2014) ­ Squared, the Columbus­ based electronic music event production company founded by Scott Litch in 2002, announced details for the November installment of its monthly Body Language party at Victory’s Live today. A special record release party for Columbus’s own James Johnson, also known as Plural, whose new single “Shifting Forward” will be released on Metroplex this December, is slated for Saturday November 8th, 2014. Plural himself will be headlining with support from FBK and Lower Frequency.

A veteran DJ and producer hailing from Louisville, KY, Plural has been making a name for himself in Columbus since arriving on the scene. Starting in 1995, he has built a reputation around his DJ skills and production savvy, both of which will be on highlight at the next Body Language. “I consider it an honor to have my latest record released on the label of one of the original Belleville Three. Hopefully it brings some deserved attention to Columbus too. There is good techno happening here and I encourage people to come out to Body Language to see for themselves,” said Plural. Plural’s “Shifting Forward” will be released on Metroplex, the record label of legendary techno pioneer Juan Atkins of Model 500 and Infiniti fame.

Kevin M. Kennedy, otherwise known as FBK, will bring his funk­infused minimal techno that has been published on labels such as Frictional and Xplor to the mix and Squared’s own Lower Frequency will get things started with the dubby minimal musings we’ve come to expect from the Columbus transplant.

Squared invites you along as it continues to deliver the highest quality electronic music found in Columbus.