David August (DJ Set) | Lil Tony | Karima | Dj Nuhhh
David August curates an evening of entertainment at Jæger from top to bottom. We’ve given the DJ / Producer /Entertainer the run of Jæger for one night and he will infect every aspect of he venue with the musical personality behind his remarkable talent and he's enlisted the help of Lil Tony. And while August curates our basement our Retro residents Dj Nuhhh and Karima have the floor in our backyard.
The last few years have seen David August go from strength to strength. Since his debut release, 'Instant Harmony' on Hamburg's hugely influential Diynamic, August’s is a name often revered through the underground elite for his innovative style and finding an affective balance between the functional elements of House music and the visceral aspects of composition. He’s been an unstoppable force since with highlights such as 'Hamburg Is For Lovers' (2011), heralding August's arrival as clubland's wunderkind and finding love from labels like Innervisions.
It was with his 2013 conceptual debut album 'Times' that August gave us a deeper glimpse into his artistry. 'Times 'saw August move beyond the dance-floor, creating an album focused heavily on live instrumentation and the use of his own vocals. During the year long-recording process of 'Times', August turned to the live format, with a show that won the acclaim of Resident Advisor and Boiler Room and saw him bridge the gap between DJ and performer, something we will be seeing the August bring to Jæger alongside Lil Tony.
No matter how you look at it, DJ Lil' Tony, born Toni Rantanen, is the central character in Helsinki club scene. A member of the prestigious Nuspirit Helsinki collective and his new electronic music project called Future Beat Investigatigators. 2007 he started his own Lil Tony production on top labels like Versatile, Innervision, Mood Music.
Toni's roots lie in the early days of underground warehouse parties and he has not to date lost his commitment to the underground and uncompromised musical culture. As a DJ, Lil' Tony is probably best known for his house & techno sets – Detroit, New York & Chicago house music was his first love after all – but he is remarkably unprejudiced and eclectic in his approach to music, be that for his personal listening pleasure only, or what he plays when out DJing. On the other hand Toni's got strong Disco and Soul background. Lil' Tony's main musical influences are UR, Harvey, Ron Hardy, Ron Trent, Chez Damier, Theo Parrish, Marvin Gaye, Moodyman, Blaze, Murk, Carl Craig and Basic Channel.
And while August and Lil Tony takeover our basement Retro will man the fort our backyard as always.
RETRO captures the essence of Jæger's musical versatility and weaves it seamlessly through Disco, Garage, Soul, Gospel, Acid House and Techno with a focus on the music of the past and the influences of today. DJ Nuhhh (kids love bass) and Karima go back to back each Thursday, with the two DJs being an unstoppable force in the booth as they pick through the history of dance music to arrive at the present. Dj Nuhhh's impressive vinyl collection – some of which line our wall in the basement – allows the DJ absolute freedom to pounce on the impulses of his audience, while Karima's vast musical knowledge in the booth and her role as a music journalist take those impulses and refines them into a musical expedition to the far reaches of the dance floor. RETRO has been a staple on Jæger's calendar since day one with the weekly residents often joined by an international booking or a local hero.