Markham Fair presents USS (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker)
Saturday, September 29th at the Crow’s Corral
Doors open at 8:00 pm
Limited Space – First Come Basis
Free with Fair Admission ($15)
19+ Event (ID Required)
Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker “You are now, all of you, answering a call.” Their sound is as hard to describe as their name is to say. Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker, better known as USS, are like a campfire afterparty with a jungle-rave vibe, progressively two-stepping their way to a dance folk cuddle. Pure intention is the scope they aim through, eliciting dance-floor eruptions is what they’re known for. Science rap on breakbeat tracks anyone? Ash Boo-Schultz and Human Kebab hail from the towns of Markham and Stouffville, ON., respectively and respectfully. Although they attended rival high schools, vocalist/guitarist Ash and hypeman/turntablist extraordinaire Kebab didn’t collide until years later. While employed by the same local golf course, fate ushered them both into a beer fridge that needed reorganizing. A sudden alchemy filled the air between the artists. It was love at first random concept – the catalyst moment to their self-proclaimed “long, drawn-out, overnight success.” The memories are many. In 2008, the band maimed mainstage at 102.1 The Edge’s Edgefest alongside Sam Roberts, Linkin Park and Stone Temple Pilots. Next was the World Electronic Music Festival, playing alongside drum n’ bass pioneers Andy C., Mickey Finn and DJ SS. Crossing into 2009 and over the US border, USS veered to the infamous Viper Room in Los Angeles and then showcased the legendary Mercury Lounge in New York City. That spring, they shattered the Sonic Boom Festival in Edmonton to the frenzy of 11,000 fans. A spot at the Toronto International Film Festival, three successful western Canadian tours, two CASBY Awards for Best New Artist and Favourite New Single, a Canadian Independent Music Award for Favourite Group of the Year, a Canadian Organization of Campus Activities Award for Best Emerging Artist, and even an Applied Arts Magazine Award for album packaging for Questamation, along with global digital sales have the world embracing the strange they want to see. The wide scale audience singalongs and dancefloor pandemoniums are sure to continue. USS are singing and scratching up new storms, alongside producer Tawgs Salter (Lights, Elliot Yamin, Josh Groban). The studio’s secluded sanctuary allows for frequent intermissions of wandering the woods, wishing on stars, and quiet moments of self-reflection. “Uplifting lyrics on ska – plus jungle music – equals immune system support.” - Ash Boo-Schultz Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have discovered that upbeat, positive music relaxes the inner lining of the arteries and reduces blood pressure. When science meets spirit, you’re being the strange you want to see in the world. Welcome to USS and the soundtrack of possibility.