Lightning EyeZ

Lightning EyeZ

 Denver, Colorado, USA
BandEDMWorld

Lightning-fast tribal dance mashups of all musical genres fused with a message for freedom through Hemp, and complimented by a touchscreen-enabled, & visually electrifying performance, using live percussion, vocals & freestyle instrumentation.

Lightning EyeZ is the Psychedelic Jedi.

Biography

PLEASE SEE OFFICIAL PRESS KIT!!!!
http://www.lightningeyez.com
under "Booking" section

CALLOUT QUOTE:
“... Dutch house lazers, mixed with the womps & wobbles of dubstep, blended with a variety of psychedelic tribal dance floor-driven rhythms & melodies, all smashed up with modern & classic pop, hip hop, rock & reggae samples ... coupled with an electrifying live show that progressively takes the audience on a journey through all musical genres.”

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-First show attracted 300+ attendees from street traf?c only (shown in photo above) on April 2, 2010
-Produced 4 mainstay dance nights in Phoenix, one of which was in his private loft in downtown Tempe
-Debut public mashup release “King of Beauty” received blog attention and over 2,000 plays in less than two days time
-Produced music for a Hollywood commercial concerning an event at the legendary Troubadour music venue
-Headlined a 1,000 person event in June, 2010
-Successfully booked and opened for Bassnectar’s co-producer, iLL.Gates at Monsoon-produced EP release party
-Playing 3 Live sets & 3 DJ sets at Burning Man 2010 re:BIRTH Village and got invited to play Bass Camp in 2011.
-Debut music festival performance at Powellapalooza supporting Pretty Lights, iLL.Gates, Del the Funky Homosapien, also feat. Zion I, VibeSquad, Ishe and many more in September 2010
-Produced Of?cial Powellapalooza “Roadtrip” mixtape
-Moved to Denver, Colorado in November 2010 to pursue his music career full-time
-World-wide Blog attention and over 50,000 plays online by December 2010
-Second EP to be released in January 2011
-Of?cial releases on Beatport in January 2011
-Debut Full-length LP to be released on April 20, 2011

BIOGRAPHY:
John Monsoon aka Lightning EyeZ

Lightning EyeZ is a Denver, Colorado-based, multi-faceted music, performance, fashion, arts, and lifestyle project iconized in the creative talent of John Monsoon.

John has been playing and listening to music his entire life - and after 16 years of dedicated percussion experience, 8 years of guitar, and several years of experimentation on a variety of other instruments such as bass, didgeridoo, ukulele, and piano he has compiled all his musical talent into producing the very best dance music the scene has to offer. Coupled together with an extraordinary live performance, drawing from over 14 years of onstage experience, Lightning EyeZ creates a unique setting for the audience to give in to the melodies and find their collective heart beat in the rhythms.

John is incredibly influenced by the music of the Woodstock generation, given its amazing ability to inspire the masses with messages of freedom, peace, love and sustainability - a message that is still relevant today. He was born & raised in Phoenix, Arizona and has a deep appreciation for Native American music, in addition to tribal rhythms from all over the world.

He is inspired by the action sport lifestyle, being heavily involved with wakeboarding, snowboarding, surfing and skateboarding culture. Most of the music he listened to early on in his journey came from various action videos for these respective sports. This also firmly established his love for the natural environment of the Earth. John founded the WakeDevils Wakeboard Team at Arizona State University, where he received his Bachelors degree along with a PhD in socializing. This led to a whole new network of musicians, and fans.

After being an integral part of numerous bands, John decided to pursue a solo music career post-graduation. Unsure where to start with such a diverse musical taste, he began to attend a variety of music festivals in the summer of 2006.

Since then, he has experienced over 100 different international music festivals. At the 2009 Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California he discovered the emerging dance music culture at the Sahara Tent & Dome afterparties. When the Dome shut down early on the last night of the festival, he started a massive campground party with just his voice and a borrowed guitar. The guitar was out of tune from sun exposure, but somehow the notes of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song” rang clear through the campgrounds. This resulted in a nearly “tribal” gathering of brothers & sisters from a larger human family.

During this experience, John had a vision of a giant eye looking back at him. One might say that this is the all-seeing-eye, but he clarifies that it was benevolent in all ways. When he looked more closely into the meditation, he saw a lightning storm raging within the pupil. This was the birth of Lightning EyeZ.

When he returned home to his loft in downtown Tempe, an endless conquest for the world’s best dance music began.
Although he was already listening to artists like Daft Punk, Tiesto, Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim and The Prodigy - a whole new world of music opened to him through the freedom of the internet. Modern artists such as Bassnectar, Girl Ta

Discography

For Complete Discography please refer to the Lightning EyeZ Soundcloud Account:

http://www.soundcloud.com/lightning-eyez

EP Preview Mini Mix: http://soundcloud.com/lightning-eyez/lightning-eyez-the-terrarist-ep-volume-111-preview-mini-mix

Moombahton Mini Mix: http://soundcloud.com/lightning-eyez/lightning-eyez-moombahton-mini-mix

Club Promo Mix: http://soundcloud.com/lightning-eyez/lightning-eyez-shamanic-club-mix-promo

Set List

Literally thousands of songs ... see discography for specific originals, remixes, and edits

EP Preview Mini Mix: http://soundcloud.com/lightning-eyez/lightning-eyez-the-terrarist-ep-volume-111-preview-mini-mix

Moombahton Mini Mix: http://soundcloud.com/lightning-eyez/lightning-eyez-moombahton-mini-mix

Club Promo Mix: http://soundcloud.com/lightning-eyez/lightning-eyez-shamanic-club-mix-promo