Dubplate Dionysus was an idea formed in 2012 by friends Fred Royster (aka The Astrolabe), a graphic designer by day, remixer/producer by night and Matt Keppel, lyricist/vocalist of electronic pop act Microfilm.
The duo had an idea to celebrate the dancefloor ecstasy of the late '80s/early '90s era of Chicago House, freestyle, and electrofunk all within the structure of a dancefloor-ready pop act.
Debut EP, "Upcoming Legendary"
The culture of balls and voguing have a heavy influence on the band's debut single "Upcoming Legendary". The film Paris is Burning is celebrated in their song for its iconic stature. With an extended remix, dub mix, and exclusive B-Side "The Most Beautiful", the Upcoming Legendary EP is also a true tribute to late '80s 12" single culture.