214 W. Commercial Row, Reno NV 89501
Gladiator and Kittens perform on the Game Day tour at 1Up on September 16th.
Returning to Reno after a raucous of a show in February, Gladiator comes with Kittens as part of the Game Day Tour on September 16th.
Joining them is LA-based DJ and producer Kittens, who will be making her debut performance in Reno.
Rounding out the bill will be some of our local favorites: Boggan, Nandez and Crisp Rice
10pm // 21+
Born out of a passion for DJing, Gladiator was conceived in 2010 by Los Angeles natives Daniel Goodman and Ian Johnson. The duo is known for bringing an irresistible sense of fun and passion to every show with their unique genre-bending sets. After debuting with a series of self-released internet uploads and bootleg remixes, Gladiator joined the A-Trak led label Fool’s Gold and released their first official EP Assembly Line in 2014. Following this release they found the opportunity to make official remixes for the likes of Low Pros & Juvenile’s “Muscle,” Skrillex’s “Dirty Vibe” and Melanie Martinez’s “Soap,” as well as singles such as “Cruise Control” and “Cute” with fellow Fool’s Gold artists Sleepy Tom and Kittens.
It takes an equal part talent, finesse, sass, and balls for a woman to get the right kind of attention in the ever competitive industry of young DJs and producers…Kittens has just that. With her vast knowledge of music and past as a dancer, Kittens (born Lauren Abedini) has been able to find a balance between low grinding electronic beats, heavy rap, and future beat music which has earned the support of some of the most influential artists of our time; including longtime mentor, Usher, Kid Cudi, whom she supported on his 2013 tour, Skrillex, Gaslampkiller, Salva, and A-trak who has her signed to his record label Fool’s Gold as well as championed her in every facet of her career.
Mixmag and The Hundreds have named her as a “Rising Producer/DJ Shaping the LA Club Scene”. She has made countless “Top Female DJ” lists and Source Magazines ’25 Women To Watch’ as well as being mentioned as one of Los Angeles’ major players by Thump. Her aggressive style of DJing, made through quick cuts inspired by her foundation as a hip hop DJ and harder track selections often leave people pleasantly shocked to find she is not as soft and fluffy as her name might suggest.
Kittens is also member of LA collective, Athletixx, along with Hoodboi, Falcons, and Promnite who are pioneering the sound and have coined the term “LA Club” with their eclectic but heavy hitting alternative club music.
When she’s not out DJing or working on music, you can bet Kittens is either building her cat army, napping, eating Oreos, or teaching one of her Girls Only DJ workshops.