Monster Energy Up & Up Presents… Subtronics

Wednesday, August 25
Show: 7:00pm

Price: $27.00-$35.00 + Taxes and Fees

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About This Event

The Up & Up is the largest national college festival promoter in the US, powered by a community of ambassadors. The concept is like the Final Four of College Music Festivals: Student influencers unite their campus and lead an intense 48-hour campaign to generate the most buzz to co-produce a festival around their campus if they win. We provide the necessary resources for students to promote and produce a memorable experience—empowering them by fostering community at each event and cultivating a sense of ownership. 
The University of Arizona team won a national contest during Covid and now the world is invited to see Subtronic supported by a collective of fast rising local artists.

A love for SUBwoofers and elecTRONICS has brought us Subtronics. Growing up in Philadelphia, PA, Jesse Kardon aka Subtronics had a passion for his drum set and Radiohead. While in high school, he discovered dubstep and became enamored with the scene. Having never heard this style of music before, Jesse was inspired to jump into the world of production, learning the basics via tutorial videos. Fusing his unique blend of cutting-edge sound design with hard-hitting bass, Subtronics seeks to push the envelope. On the live front, he has built a rabid following with his high energy sets and advanced mixing skills.

When his national sell-out Cyclops Invasion Tour was cut short due to the global pandemic in 2020, Subtronics jumped into the world of livestreaming and became an official Twitch Partner on the platform. Throughout the summer and fall, he pioneered safe, socially distanced Drive-In and Pod events with a 35+ date sell-out run. In September, he dropped an exclusive Sample Pack on Splice and went on to launch his own record label, Cyclops Recordings, in December.

Cyclops Recordings is home to his last four EPs, as well as the inaugural ‘Boot Camp’ label compilation, featuring tracks from Subtronics himself in addition to the next generation of producers. He has additional releases with Ultra Music, Never Say Die, SubCarbon, Deadbeats and Kannibalen. Augmenting his own deep catalogue, Subtronics has collabs with Excision, Slander, Boogie T, Ganja White Night and KAYZO, just to name a few. His track “Griztronics”, co-produced with notable bass act GRiZ, peaked at number nine on the Billboard Dance Charts in 2019 and has over 1 billion video creations on TikTok.

Subtronics has graced festival stages such as Electric Forest, Bass Canyon, Electric Zoo, Lost Lands, and Camp Bisco, along with many more. He has headlined sold-out events at venues such as Red Rocks, Aragon Theatre, Hollywood Palladium, Echostage, MTelus,  the Tabernacle and the recent socially distanced Monster Energy Outbreak Tour.  

To learn more about the Up & Up college network and influencer opportunities, visit and

The Rialto Theatre Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the stewardship and preservation of the historic Rialto Theatre, a unique entertainment venue and cornerstone of downtown Tucson, offering a broad range of high-quality performing arts that are reflective of the diverse and vibrant community it serves.

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