Bensley, Justin Hawkes & Kumarion at Soundwell SLC

Witness the evolution of bass with Bensley's dance floor anthems, Justin Hawkes's genre-spanning hits, and Kumarion's groundbreaking sound design on the Carry The Fire Tour! Coming to Soundwell SLC this June!

V2 Presents

Bensley, Justin Hawkes & Kumarion

Carry the Fire Tour

Venue・Soundwell・149 W 200 S

21+ event・Doors open at 9:00pm

About Bensley:

Toronto-born Bensley is fast cementing his status as one of Canada’s most exciting young producers. Armed with impressive production knowledge and a proven track record in dance music, Bensley has carved out a signature sound that brims with influences spanning many different genres. With its impactful nature and bass-heavy undertones, his music screams dancefloor appeal; all while retaining an intricate musicality that all electronic music fans will admire.

Since being thrust into the spotlight by Andy C at age 19, Bensley has solidified his success through an impressive catalogue of releases. Top labels Monstercat, Deadbeats, mau5trap, RAM Records, Nightmode & UKF are all home to his music. Bensley’s most impactful releases include Never EnoughSlow Motion / Hit The LightsThat FeelingAll NightFandangoVex and 2019 album Muskoka, alongside official remixes for Zeds DeadNoisiaCamo & KrookedEliminate and Delta Heavy. His output has garnered support from some of dance music’s top tastemakers – including deadmau5Zeds DeadDillon FrancisAndy CNGHTMRESLANDERZane LoweNetskyJauzNoisiaSub FocusFriction and more.⁣

As a touring DJ, Bensley has headlined shows across the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, as well as at world-renowned festivals like EDC Las Vegas and Tomorrowland. Bensley’s high-energy sets have allowed him to become a commended act in the live space, as he continues to cultivate a loyal fanbase worldwide.

About Justin Hawkes:

United States based producer Justin Hawkes, formerly releasing as Flite, brings to the table a unique musical dynamic. His ability to span soft-toned character to sheer euphoric brilliance through the dark, earthshaking depths of bass music is what sets him apart in the leagues of global drum & bass producers. With a long catalog of works under Flite, his new era as Justin Hawkes represents a refined look into his musical expression.

With support from some of the world’s top DJs, such as Andy C, Porter Robinson, RL Grime, Netsky, Friction, Sub Focus, Wilkinson and many more, Justin’s music has resonated through top clubs and festivals across the globe. Amassing over 25 million online hits on his works as Flite, his music details a unique dichotomy of club and listener favorites. Ever eager to innovate, his variety as a producer has led fans through the many faces of drum & bass music.

Though his music is appreciated globally, Justin’s sights are set on expanding the realm of Drum & Bass in North America. Working within the swiftly growing scene as a community builder, his passion for the music does not exceed his commitment to bring Drum & Bass forward as a genre, ever seeking to culture a bright future for American artists and fans alike.

About Kumarion:

Defining the sonic border of aggression and harmony, forward-thinking bass producer Kumarion is reimagining the capabilities of modern sound design.

While Kumarion is still a young name in the bass community, he’s quickly garnered acclaim and accolades to make a fixed impression. His track, “(Give It To Me Like I) Want It,” stole the show during the abrupt 2020 festival season, earning co-signs from Boombox CartelCloZeeFeed MeJOYRYDEMadeon, & RL Grime. He followed his debut with Closer / Wanna, a two-track EP released with legendary European label UKF’s Pilot Imprint. His next original work, “Enemy,” found a similarly prominent placement, earning a spot on RL Grime’s Sable Valley first-ever label compilation. 2021 saw releases with Monstercat (“Pure Action”), UKF (“ Instinct”), Jadu Dala (“Bad”), and Deadbeats (“Aura”), in addition to a live performance slate that included a national run on Dirt Monkey’s Depolarize tour and support slots for acts like GRiZ and Liquid Stranger.

With the community and contemporaries behind him, Kumarion is pledged to delivering dynamic art that contributes to continued prominence of drum & bass in America. Expect more releases in the 175 BPM range as well as further exploration of the bass genre throughout 2023 and beyond.

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