Welcome to COMFORT FOOD DETROIT'S first festival afterparty!! What a year it's been, and here we are doing what we do best. We're offering you a diverse line-up, a fair price, and the closest after party location possible. Come celebrate and embrace Detroit's local music scene, and the addition of a couple out of town guests!
**MICHNA (Ghostly International)
Growing up in both NY and Miami, Michna (real name: Adrian Michna) is that unique breed of artist that draws from both the urban and the tropical. As a youngster, Adrian started DJing parties with cassettes and playing trombone in a band on the NYC bar circuit including the infamous Lion’s Den and CBGB’s.
After moving to Miami in the mid-90’s, he co-founded the pioneering Secret Frequency Crew, who deftly mixed instrumental hip-hop and electronic into a coherent whole. Their appropriately titled 12” “Miami Eyes,” became an underground hit. SFC’s debut LP “Forest of the Echo Downs” also put Adrian on Ghostly’s radar as it was one of label founder Sam Valenti IV’s top LPs in 2004. Currently based in Brooklyn NY, Adrian Michna has become a staple in the NYC club scene, known for his chameleon like abilities. Outside of the club, he has been able to pursue interests such as building furniture, bicycles, skeeball and painting.
Adrian found his stride as a solo artist by bringing together his myriad influences into a succinct sonic persona with 2008’s debut LP MAGIC MONDAY and well-received single “Triple Chrome Dipped”. It was the producers tightly woven musical amalgam of hip-hop, booty , electro and detailed process that made Michna’s debut album move. He followed up his debut with the EGGSTRA EP which leaned more towards a heady mix of hip hop beats and breakbeat.
Four years later, we see a great leap forward in terms of both songwriting and production with a more futuristic house meets hip hop nod on the Moving Mountains EP. The wait was well worth it.
**KEVIN REYNOLDS (Todhchai, Nsyde, Transmat, Yoruba)
Kevin Reynolds, producer / live performer from Detroit. Began in the local underground of the mid '90's Detroit Techno scene. Worked for Derrick May's label Transmat. His sound has been championed by Osunlade, Gilles Peterson, DJ Karizma, Jazzanova and more... Dubbed by the UK's BBC Radio One as "the new sound of Detroit.". Recent live sets have been called a highlight of the 2009 Movement Festival Detroit by Resident Advisor.
Born to two Irish-American Detroit autoworkers/civil rights activists, Kevin Reynolds' musical ear was trained by the soundtrack to the late night drives decidedly put on the car stereo by his parents: none other than the urbane and otherworldly voice of celebrated Detroit radio dj, Electrifyin' Mojo...
While his mother attended medical school at Michigan State University, Kevin and his family lived in student housing that housed families from around the globe, with neighbors blaring insistent sounds of such diverse backgrounds as Afropop, music from China's urban centers, Tejano music, and spaced melodic sounds from the Middle East. Kevin was self taught when it came to making music with machines; obsessed with being able to create the music he was being exposed to on a daily basis, he approached and helped design the first Music Technology class in his high school...
Reynolds' first foray into a professional music career was a call to work at Derrick May's seminal classic label Transmat Records. Initially signed on as an audio engineer fresh out of college in the dry deserts of Arizona, Derrick saw other plans for Reynolds and pushed him to develop knowledge in all aspects of music. While at Transmat, Reynolds was given the opportunity to manage all the audio production functions of the pioneering label. Working as an engineer and tour manager of Derrick May's Hi Tech Soul band Time: Space including Aril Brikha, John Beltran, Neil Olliverra, Tony Drake, Jeremy Ellis he travelled throughout North America, Europe and Japan. Among the many projects executed during his tenure at Transmat, he also curated the official music compilation for "Movement," Detroit's 2004 electronic music festival.
Kevin’s music draws hints from a wide spectrum of artists. In his music you can hear the steely mechanics of Kraftwerk, the powerful blasts of John Coltrane, the emotive synths of Carl Craig, the social commentary of A Tribe Called Quest, the rawness of Jeff Mills, and lush waves of Sergio Mendes. On record, balance is key to his music: “You must have the light with the dark, day with night, and it’s a natural balance of opposites. "
Since his initial steps at Transmat, Kevin also had the opportunity to be the US tour manager for Neo Soul artist Amp Fiddler. Founding his own label, Todhchai (which translates to "future, or things to come" in Gaelic), he has composed music for Lexus of America , Blue Cross Blue Shield, Red Bull and the Mayor of Detroit. This lead to the privilege of remixing The Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Stravinsky's riotous "Rite of Spring". In 2006, Reynolds released his first record "Afrik" to critical acclaim and championed by the likes of Gilles Peterson, Osunlade, Jazzanova, DJ Karizma and Masters At Work. The UK's BBC Radio One dubbed Reynolds the "new sound of Detroit Techno." His live performances have been showcased at Detroit Electronic Music Festival in 2001 and 2004. Most recently his live sets where noted in Resident Advisor as highlight of the Movement 2009 Detroit Festival and called "fresh, evocative deep house tunes that never stopped evolving" by littlewhiteearbuds.com Most recently, Kevin composed an original song for Microsoft Ford Sync web launch called "playit4ward.msn.com
**ABOUDI ISSA (BBR | ESD | FSD/Detroit)
Leading the wave of the new electronic music generation, Detroit-based DJ Aboudi Issa delivers a refreshing sound, contrasting dark, heavy bassline with a groovy vibe. His recent sessions have created a dynamic atmosphere for renowned artists such as Stacy Pullen, Nic Fancuilli, Daniel Bortz, Robert James, Jozif.
Discovered in Detroit’s underground scene, his unique selection spins crowds into a frenzy in and around the Downtown area. With a playful funk, DJ Aboudi weaves his sultry touch into what he believes is home of the purest party scene.
**VERY SPECIAL INVITED GUEST**
**BOGL (Sound Pieces S.F. / L.A.)
Fresh from his massive EU & USA tour!! Griffin BOGL is a self-taught DJ and music enthusiast originally from Las Vegas, NV. His mystery carries deeper than the hood of his sweater; he is likely to be found taking over at the most unique Dubstep, Hip Hop, or House parties with all new exclusive music selections from his friends abroad exposing ears to the freshest sounds to be heard yet. Bogl rolls with a posse he named Soundpieces bringing in the latest and greatest artists to San Francisco for years. The charisma he carries is like that of a friendly ghost; he is kept close to your heart as one would a godfather, yet his style is so mind-boggling, he basically exists as an untouchable phenomenon. He’s become known for appearing out of what might seem to be thin air, playing a cocktail of low frequency sounds that will take you to an unfathomable dimension, and then vanishing to a far off place. It makes you wonder, is it even possible Bogl really exists?
**R.C.U. (Comfort Food Detroit / Pigeon Skate Shop)
**THUNDER ST. CLAIR (SUB:MERGED/CUMULUS/OBVIOUS/ CLE)
**DJ MOPPY (Cutz on Cuts / CHI)
**DJ FORM (Pseudo Slang / Sub-Bombin' Recordings / FAT BEATS / TVT Records)
**B.Hill (Comfort Food Detroit)
**TEEJ (Comfort Food Detroit)
**DJ SKEEZ (OnDeck Detroit)
$10 presale / $15 at door before 12am / $20 after 12am
Promotional support by: F*CK SH*T da YUM!!!/Detroit