Horrible Children, Katalyst & Ascension present- Unmasked: A Mysterious Masquerade Ball, QUAD, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

There is a secret society so powerful and so shrouded in mystery that only a select few know it's true name. Some say that The Illuminati is just a facade for this group and their hidden agenda. Others say that that every society and government has been secretly controlled by them for the last two millennia. One story, only spoken about in whispers, is that the society oversees and keeps at bay supernatural forces such as witches and vampires, but this is surely only a myth. This arcane group gathers it's full ranks together only once every hundred years, on the fifteenth All Hallows Eve of the new century. No one outside of the society has ever known what occurs at these gatherings. Until now.

Horrible Children, Katalyst, and Ascension cordially invite you to a Masquerade Ball far beyond your wildest experiences. In order to disguise their identities, as well as your own, all attendees will wear masks for their protection. But be careful, everything is not what it seems. As no one truly knows the membership of this society, strangers, or even friends, can be hiding dark desires. Even the very nature of time is not a constant. Strange new experiences are just around every corner, and behind every locked door. So don your finest Halloween attire, put on your mask, and join us on an incredible journey as the true intentions of the worlds most mysterious society are finally...



Ken Ishii
70Drums/Exceptional/ JP
Sapporo, Japan

Ken Ishii debuted on the legendary Belgian techno label R&S Records in 1993. In that year he straight won No.1 on the UK’s NME magazine’s techno chart, which led him to worldwide recognition. In 1995, his highly praised first album ‘JELLY TONES’ (R&S/Sony Japan) was released. In the following year, the video for the single ‘EXTRA’ from this album (directed by Koji Morimoto, the animator of the worldwide hit cartoon, ‘Akira’) won MTV’s ‘Dance Video of the Year’.
Since then, Ken has been regarded internationally as one of the Japanese pioneers who can create world class electronic sounds. In 1998, he produced the official theme song for the winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan and it was played in more than 140 countries around the world. Then in 2000, Ken was interviewed and was on the cover of Newsweek magazine, featured as a symbol of the Japanese new culture. This was acclaimed as a great undertaking by a dance/electronic music artist.
He also produces music for films, such as doing the theme song and soundtrack for the monster hit Japanese film ‘Whiteout’ in 2000, which led him to be nominated in Japan Academy Awards. He expands his boundary to games as well. Rez, the game Ken contributed his exclusive tracks to, became a cult hit. In 2005, he reached a major achievement in being in charge of the music and designing an exclusive 12.2 surround sound system for the Seto-Nihon Pavilion, enforced by the Japanese Government, at World Expo in Aichi, Japan.
These days, Ken spends a half of his time on travelling in Europe, Asia, North/South America DJ’ing. In 2004, he was awarded the Best Techno DJ at ‘Dance Music Awards’ in Ibiza Spain, proving himself to be one of the world’s most talented DJ’s in the scene. He often plays at mega dance festivals, such as Monegros (Spain), WIRE (Japan) and more.
Ken set up his own label, 70 Drums, in 2002 starting off with an album ‘FUTURE IN LIGHT.’ Followed by an album ‘SUNRISER’ in 2006, he again shows in it his futuristic vision and deep love in his musical root, early Detroit techno. This led to a double remix album titled ‘DAYBREAK REPRISE – SUNRISER REMIXED’ released in 2008.
Celebrating his 15th anniversary in 2008 with the best albums such as ‘KI15 – THE BEST OF,’ ‘KI15 – THE WORKS+THE UNRELEASED & UNEXPECTED,’ and ‘KI15 – THE EPISODES,’ Ken made his contribution to a media art festival, Cyber Arts Japan, held at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo in 2010, and accomplished proving his stance on futuristic art.
Furthermore, Tokyo Midtown Galleria, a trendy fashion & restaurant complex in Roppongi, Tokyo, appointed Ken to produce their in-house music programs for 2010 and 2011 and he successfully created the atmosphere with his unique blend of jazz, classical and electronic music.
In 2012, Ken was featured in Reuters’ entertainment article (http://reut.rs/ADS7VA) as a true artist who is standing stronger than ever in the music business today after his debut 19 years ago. Also in February that year, Ken started a brand new project, Ken Ishii Presents Metropolitan Harmonic Formulas, and released its debut album ‘MUSIC FOR DAYDREAMS.’ It includes collaborations with various artists from different styles/genres and has been highly praised worldwide for its sophisticated sounds and diversity beyond techno.
Keeping himself busy on working in studio, his 2013 was started off with an elaborate album ‘TAIYO’ on Systematic Recordings, co-produced with the label boss Marc Romboy from Germany. Then Ken revived his pseudonym Flare after 17 years’ absence for freestyle/experimental electronic music. The new album ‘DOTS’ has been reputed as one of the best albums of the year over the country.

Tom Shear
Assemblage 23
Seattle, WA

Tom needs no real introduction
Tom Shear is a musician and music producer, and is the sole member of the electronic act Assemblage 23, where he writes the music, the lyrics and does the recording all on his own.
One of the stars of , Metropolis Records, they have the rare distinction for an industrial/ electronic act of having the track "Let the Wind Erase Me", from their album Storm, appear on the Billboard Hot Dance singles chart. They followed that with their release of “Binary” from their album Meta, which debuted at no 21 on the Billboard US Singles chart!
Tom comes to us from Seattle for a rare DJ set and it’s a treat you won’t want to miss out on.

Psyde Effect/Visionary Rodriguez D Joseics
(Dark Psytrance)
Vienna, Austria

Psypien is the project of Oliver Z/L, who grew up in the forests of Vienna, Austria, and now lives among the humans of Brooklyn, NY, by way of California. Psypien music aims to create evocative, powerful, and unique psychedelic sound, merging 'traditional' forest & full-on approaches with the more 'strange' and experimental; a soundtrack for a realm outside time & space. His mission is to stir up the spirits inside you, while freeing your body & mind.

Jimni Cricket Breitenbach
Seattle, WA

Seattle native Jimni Cricket has been DJ’ing professionally since 1999 focusing on everything from cheesy Happy Hardcore, to live mash-ups and pretty much anything else under the sun. In 2005 she be came a resident deejay for happyhardcore.com one of the biggest happyhardcore websites in the world. In recent years she been extremely dedicated to making herself one of the most technical djs in the US. On her quest to leave no city untouched, she has headlined in almost every US state and ventured into Canada. With her unique style and adorable personality the bug makes friends and fans at every single show, a fact that an army of candy ravers across North America can attest to.

The Messenger
(Dark Tribal House)
Parts Unknown

One of the most exciting entities from Horrible Children's past returns for a very special close to our our evenings festivities. As one half of the secretive duo Quidam, The Messenger has given us some of the most mind blowing performances in our history. Prepare yourself for a very special journey into a world of dark tribal beats, and mysterious sounds.

Dijital Therapy
(Progressive Breaks)

With local support from:

Lance Blackford
Horrible Children

Astral Junkie
Horrible Children
(Progressive Psy/Techno)


(Hard Funky Breaks)

Sunday School (Sid Reflux & Lunashift)
Horrible Children/TNedm
(Big Beat)

Kassy Nova
(Melodic Dub)

(High Energy DNB)

Tracy Levine

Asiam Starlafied
(Classic trance)

DJ System Fail (Goth/Industrial/EBM)

DJ Lechter
Ascension/Single Cell

Live Visuals by Elli Mayhem


Also Featuring:
The 5th Annual Horrible Children Fire Show
Live Stage Performances
Fully Immersive Environment
Hidden Surprises
Vending from Unification https://www.facebook.com/unification1/

All attendees must wear a Mask

Saturday October 31st at Quad and Spring4th Center
714 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 870-0040