Rock the Block goes electronic with Freq the Block event and searches for opening act

Smash Magazine and Frequency Events present ‘Freq the Block’ –
Downtown Rock the Block series will march to the beat of a different drum

Concert also boasts an online contest to find the opening act DJ

LAS VEGAS – July 3, 2012 – Smash Magazine and Frequency Events present Freq the Block on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 7 p.m. in downtown Las Vegas. Outdoor event will take place in the Fremont Street East Entertainment District (Fremont St. and 6th) and will feature a massive downtown dance party with DJs Craze, AC Slater and Flinch with special Las Vegas-based guests Mike Attack and Teen Wolf. For those who think they have the skills to play alongside these notable names, a mix contest is being held online giving one lucky up-and-coming DJ a chance to be the opening act

5 X DMC World Champion, Slow Roast Records;

“My mom always taught me I could do anything I put my mind to. So when she asked what I wanted to do with my turntables, I told her, ‘Be the best DJ in the world,’” Craze casually laughs. And that he proved – three times at the DMC World Championships, an unprecedented record, and a title that no other solo DJ has yet to match. While Craze is regarded internationally and unquestionably as one of the best scratch DJs in existence, the world has also recognized that Craze is a second to none club DJ – he has toured the globe over, from Jamaica to Australia to Japan to Iceland to France to the country where he was born, Nicaragua. All DJ’ing aside, Craze is also a world- renowned producer, releasing wildly successful drum & bass records with labels such as Cartel Recordings, Breakbeat Kaos and C.I.A and other hip hop inspired productions with the likes of DMC Records, Ninja Tune Records, OM Records and K7 Records.

Trouble & Bass;

AC Slater has established himself as one of the most in demand remixers and producers in the world right now and his growing reputation is showing no signs of slowing down. Raised on ’90 hip hop and nourished by old school rave, AC has cultivated these influences to give birth to his own style of music production. A pioneer in the current electro and heavy bass sound, AC is one of the most talked about and sought after dance artists around. His tracks consistently top the Hype Machine and radio airplay charts, most notably his remix of the international hit “Show Me Love” by Robin S and his remix of underground classic “Turn The Music Up” being voted one of Moby’s top 10 tracks of the decade.

SMOG, Trouble & Bass;

Los Angeles based beat maker Adam Glassco, better known as Flinch, is no stranger to the EDM world. A veteran producer, Flinch has progressed effortlessly from his beginnings in drum & bass and then electro, to current endeavors into jump-up and deeper, more melodic synth-based dubstep. The succession of sounds Flinch adheres to reflect a new breed of artists distinguished most by his ability to marry a massive, tear-out bassline with a melody that could serenade your grandmother, or create tracks that pair careful grit and distortion with catchy songwriting. A true tastemaker, Flinch consistently delivers a wide selection of cuts riding between the UK funky, club, moombahton, techno, garage and dubstep genre lines. There is an undeniable buzz in the bass music world for Flinch’s recent productions on labels such as SMOG and Trouble & Bass, most notably his massive single “World On Fire,” which has often been championed by Skrillex, 12th Planet and Datsik, and is making a huge impact with audiences worldwide.

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Tickets go on sale Friday, July 6 and are $15 in advance and $20 day of show, plus any service charges. Tickets can be purchased online at This show is 18+ only, bar 21+ with valid ID. Event sponsored by Miller, Smash Magazine, Sailor Jerry, Vitamin Water and Forgiven. Official after party will take place at Beauty Bar with secret special guest performances. For more information, visit or

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