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"Lane’s Centennial Carnival kicks off with Battle of the Bands"

Lane Tech Warrior
Electronica guru Marsden Giolas, aka Mars, Div. 055, is the front-runner of Button along with his Mac. According to Button’s Myspace page, the music consists of basically stuff made using software such as garageband and a combination of software instruments such as guitars and keyboards with different samples from other songs. Some of Giolas’; influences include Kraftwerk, DJ Shadow, Daft Punk and Ratatat. “I wanna play around and have fun,” said Giolas. “What made me start playing this type of music was my interest in electronica music overall. I began in 8th grade when I got my Macbook laptop. I started fooling around a lot with Apple’s music software program, garageband.”
After playing around with garageband, he bought professional DJ software called Ableton Live 6 LE, which costs around $200 and a MIDI keyboard, which runs between $50-100. He has played four shows overall, including Old Town School of Folk Music at the Teen Open Mic. At the battle of the bands, a lot of people gave him positive feedback. “When the crowd starts getting excited when I play, I feel very good,” he said. “I feel the crowd is just as much as part of the show as I am. When the crowd gets involved, it helps the show work a lot.” Check out his songs at www.myspace.com/button2500

Source: http://www.docstoc.com/docs/document-preview.aspx?doc_id=673169

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Myspace: www.myspace.com/button2500.



Button (Mars Giolas) is from Chicago, IL. He's always loved music and movies. He began studying guitar at a young age at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. A fan of all things Electronica, he began composing his own electronic music at the age of 14 on a Macbook. He still uses the same Macbook with Reason and Ableton Live to play live shows at locations in Chicago including the Beat Kitchen, the Heartland Cafe and Old Town School of Folk Music.

Influences: Girl Talk, Dan Deacon, Kraftwerk, Daft Punk, Boards of Canada, Ratatat.

Button is cinematic, interesting, fun, danceable, and, above all, unique.