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Evan Ebner and Donny Barlow have a passion for creating groundbreaking bass sounds that make people move! From growing up in the thriving electronic scene in Detroit, extending from a multitude of different genres, 2 Beard Crew delivers a unique "dubstep and trap meets alien music" style. The two are becoming known for their technical skills in the studio, providing sub-heavy tracks that always pack an extra punch. 

2 Beard Crew

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Since his debut in 2017, Benjamin Roman (aka Benji Robot) gained a quick reputation in the underground for experimental, quality/abstract sound design, engineering and musical arrangement. Specializing in glitch hop, left-field, IDM, and downtempo, Benji’s music is powerful, emotional, and psychedelic. Educated in audio engineering in Los Angeles and based in Metro Detroit, Benji presents eclectic Ableton Live performances, paired with turntablist routines to create an improvisational/freestyle experience. Benji’s live experiences are the perfect mix of heavy and cerebral, while paying tribute to the old & the new pioneers of electronic music.

Benji Robot

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John Chidiac (aka Chidi.)  is an artist from Metro Detroit whose music knows no boundaries. With an emphasis on percussive and synthesis experimentation, Chidi. has something for everyone. Chidi.’s live performances consist of eclectic DJ sets that are guaranteed to entrance the audience into collective dance.

Chidi.

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Nick Giovia (aka Engix) was molded by the fires of the touring Bassnectar community. Nick produces very dark, visceral, and ominous material. He has gained a quick reputation in all things deep and heavy in experimental bass. His style of production and knowledge of the underground scene alone set this artist apart from the other fish in the pond. His dark style will have his audience acting in similar ways to that of an exorcism.

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Brendan Knight (aka KNGHT) has been progressively growing over the years as an exhilarating, innovative, and rejuvenating “one-to-watch” in the Detroit electronic music scene.  His blend of Dubstep, Future Funk, and experimental bass music fill KNGHT's dance floors with life. Creating uniquely exciting experiences for the concert-goer is what KNGHT is all about.

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Covering the bases of most of the midwest, thanks to modern music technology, Joey Kriesel (Des Moines) and Nick Kinser (Detroit) come together to form, experimental supergroup MixedMind. These two, despite living 3 states apart, combine dirty trap beats and low end bass draws to create a modern, ever expanding arsenal of heavy hitting tunes. Both members cater to their local music scenes, and convene when they're booked domestically or abroad. MixedMind delivers an unmistakable sound, both on stage and in the studio.

MixedMind

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Alex Mantekas (aka NotLö) is a producer based out of Denver, Colorado. NotLö creates music that blends a recipe of abstract melodies, static like glitch chops, and altered pattern soundscapes together to make people groove. She also enjoys maintaining a constant hard bass line and creating unique ambient sounds. Driving influence from artists such as Supertask & CloZee,  Alex delivers a performance that will make you question your own simulation and leave the audience wanting more.

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Ian Lyons (aka Treepeoh) is a 23 year old bass music producer from Chicago, IL. Over the past few years Ian has proven to be one of the premier dubstep acts in the Midwest & has been garnering national attention with every new release of original material. Treepeoh has amassed hundreds of thousands of organic plays on his original songs/remixes on Soundcloud and continues to grow exponentially as his productivity has been off the charts.

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Brandon Wisniski aka WRECKNO is a 23 year old queer bass artist from rural Northern Michigan. Growing up 30 minutes from Rothbury introduced him to a wide variety of music at a young age. After being heavily obsessed with the underground bass music scene since 15, he decided that he needed an outlet for the passion he had for the culture. Thus spawned, WRECKNO. In 2015 what started as a nonchalant hobby for pure joy, has now transformed into a full on project that young bassheads from all over America are taking notice of. Known for sassy female throwback acapella's over dark bass music, Wisniski has been practicing his craft and honing his skills consistently since his journey started. If you're looking to bussssit wide open and throw some ass with your girls or boys, then WRECKNO is your Daddy.

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Staff

Through years of touring music festivals and various shows across the US, Kyle has amassed a network of many talented friends, artists and promoters alike. Inspired to put his connections to good use, he founded Mean Mug Music as his way to give back to the musical community he cherishes so much. 

CEO - Owner

Kyle Hoffman

Mark oversees the day to day operations of Mean Mug. He works closely with other organizations on the legal/business side of planning events. Mark also works to guide the vision and future of the company, overseeing the financials and long term plans for the company. He works diligently to build lasting relationships with other companies, as well as the community.  Mark Has a B.S in Biotechnology from Endicott College.

President/COO - Owner

Mark Hoffman

Griffin provides analytical skills to many projects while streamlining organizational processes and record keeping.  His strength lies in organizing work paths and processes for efficiency and best outcome, as well as long term planning for the future success of the business. He can often see the fine details and nuances of a task that others might miss, ensuring superior quality end-product and service for our clients, artists, and company. Griffin has a B.A. in Finance and Small Business Management from The University of Michigan-Dearborn

CFO

Griffin Sibo

For over 4 years, Kat has immersed herself and has become a viable team member in the electronic music community. Serving in previous positions such as event promotion, artist hospitality, public relations and now as a tour manager for Mean Mug Music. 

Tour Management

Katherine Owen

Jessica has been involved in electronic music since 2015. Since then, her love and passion for the scene translated into pursuing a career in the music industry. Jessica oversees all social media pages and promotions as well as our dedicated social media promo team. She currently studies public relations and communications at Central Michigan University and will be graduating with a B.A.A.

Media Manager

Jessica Killingback

Cody's years of experience in public relations make him a true asset to the Mean Mug Family. He is tasked with answering all questions and concerns regarding Mean Mug events, as well as working with other businesses and artists to insure quality entertainment and a positive atmosphere. Cody has an F.D. From South Harmon Institute of Technology.

Public Relations

Cody Mavencourt

Kendall gained an interest for photography in high school and has always had a passion for music. Attending concerts just about every weekend with a growing love for the art of photography, she knew she wanted to pursue a future with her two passions combined. Kendall obtained an Associates Degree in Photography from Macomb Community College and has moved forward with live music and portrait career ever since. 

Photographer

Kendall LeBlanc

Cole Greve a passionate sound engineer with a mechanical engineering degree has been flexing
speakers for over a decade. Having worked with artists from many genres, he has made a
name for himself in the Detroit music scene over the years. Having worked on sound systems from basement shows to music festivals, his expertise in live sound makes him a valuable member to the Mean Mug Crew. He is comfortable behind the soundboard as well as the decks  and performs under the name Bowler Bear with his production partner Ernie Aughen-baugh.

Stage Manager/Audio Engineer

Cole Greve

Sean is fully committed to the patrons at all Mean Mug Events. He helps to insure a fun and most importantly safe atmosphere where show goers and event attendees can feel secure and comfortable.

Head of Security

Sean Hoeft

 
 
 

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