DJ Dials, Fools In The Night, Euphonic Conceptions, & 1015 Folsom present >>> WITNESS 5.0 <<<
Juan Atkins ▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰
LE YOUTH ▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰
DJEMBA DJEMBA ▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰
Sweater Beats ▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰
Touch Sensitive ▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰
Kit Clayton // J Boogie
Mikos Da Gawd // MPHD
Chris Clouse // Jameszoo
Akkachar // Portal // Nimble
FRIDAY MARCH 21ST / 10P-3A / 21+
Tickets here: http://po.st/Witness1015
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▰ ▰ JUAN ATKINS ▰▰
At the dawn of the 1980s, Juan Atkins began recording what stands as perhaps the most influential body of work in the field of techno. Exploring his vision of a futuristic music which welded the more cosmic side of Parliament funk with rigid computer synth-pop embodied by Kraftwerk and the techno-futurist possibilities described by sociologist Alvin Toffler (author of The Third Wave and Future Shock), Atkins blurred his name behind aliases such as Cybotron, Model 500 and Infiniti — all, except for Cybotron, comprised solely of himself — to release many classics of sublime Detroit techno.
▰▰ KASTLE ▰▰
Kastle’s forward-thinking music results from his long-time love of hip-hop and R&B, fused with the magnetizing effect that dubstep, garage and bass-heavy music has had on him. Last year, his track “Stay Forever” from the eponymous EP reached the iTunes Top 10 Best Electronic Songs of 2012, and he embarked on his highly successful ‘Stay Forever’ tour across North America, and into Australia and New Zealand. Kastle has garnished strong media attention from the likes of XLR8R, URB, MTV Hive and Fact Magazine along with plays on BBC Radio 1 and KCRW. His highly anticipated debut album KASTLE drops on April 23rd, followed by his first North America live tour.
▰▰ DJEMBA DJEMBA ▰▰
Djemba Djemba is music born from a state of permanent contradiction, held together by one underlying and adaptive principle: rhythm. Experimenting with polyrhythms, 90’s FM synths, and the all-important 808 Kick, Djemba Djemba crafts a sound that is both intelligent as it is brain numbing.
▰▰ LE YOUTH ▰▰
90s sounds refracted through a thoroughly modern aesthetic. Tracks that are serious about moving a dance floor full of people without coming on too strong. Breezy California vibes touched by a twist of European flair and an air of mystery. This is what Le Youth is about.
▰▰ SWEATER BEATS ▰▰
"I make music to make your booty bounce."
Short and succinct, straight from his own Bio.
Sweater Beats is signed to label HW&W Recordings, alongside the likes of Ta-ku and Kaytranada and as such, is on another level.
He's one of many producers and beat heads simultaneously shaping and riding this big wave of internet music, pushing/blurring/breaking genre's left, right and centre to weave together sets that boil down to two basic ingredients: beats and bass.
Using his own originals, remixes and of course, a whole back catalog of tunes from all over the world, Sweater Beats will warm you up this winter and of course, make your booty bounce.
▰▰ KRAMPFHAFT ▰▰
Krampfhaft hails from Utrecht. His name means something like "convulsive," which fits his erratic, constantly moving tracks to a tee. The producer, known to friends as Joris van Grunsen, debuted on the label Saturate Records with the "Brightly Colored Candy Teardrops" EP, a title which describes it as well as anything ever will. He also released the fantastic 7" "Spit Thunder," on which he layered bold synths over speed-addled drums and syrup-drenched vocals. It was a hint to where he'd go in the near future, mincing 8-bit with futurist sound design and all kinds of alien structures. But it was on his first release for Rwina, the freshly-baked Makin' Magic EP, where Krampfhaft's genius really comes to light, as he incorporates footwork influences in a manner much smoother than many of his cohorts. On tracks like "I Needed You", he takes the hyperactivity of his debut and turns it into hyper-focus, laser-guided footwork destruction, and on the EP's title track he constructs a megalomaniac synth eruption complete with overblown pronouncements of grandiosity.