With Very Special Guests:
Octave One (live)! (430 West Records - Detroit)
Ark (live)! (Perlon, Karat, Circcus Co. - Paris)
The Magnificent Seven
Join us for SUNSET Indpendance as Detroit Legends, OCTAVE ONE perfom Live with French superstar ARK. We are so excited for these two acts we can hardly control ourselves. Also, the uber-fabulous Magnificent Seven will be holding dance court on the inside.
OCTAVE ONE / Live (430 West / Detroit USA)
One of the more anachronistic teams in the Detroit techno underground, Octave One's rough-and-tumble production values gel with most Motor City crews but for Lawrence Burden and his two brothers, the focus is completely on music with little political or social aesthetics behind their tracks. Burden originally began DJing in 1987 in a collective named VLE Nu AGE, then recorded a single in 1989 with the help of brothers Lynell and Lenny plus Anthony Shakir, Jay Denham and Juan Atkins. Originally released on Derrick May's Transmat Records, "I Believe" made waves after being compiled onto the British Detroit compilation Techno! The New Dance Sound of Detroit, helping the Burdens form Direct Beat/430 West Records (originally located at 430 West 8 Mile Road in Detroit). The labels became favored names for hard-hitting electro-bass tracks from Aux 88, Alien FM and Underground Resistance mainman Mad Mike Banks. Besides later Octave One output like "The X Files," the Foundation EP and the Cymbolic mini-LP, 430 West released several volumes in the bass compilation Detroit: Techno City and Direct Beat obliged with the compilation Techno Bass: The Mission. In late 1997, Octave One released their debut album, The Living Key (To Images from Above). The following year brought The Collective, a look at the group's back catalogue. Releases from other Octave One incarnations have also appeared, including Never on Sunday, Random Noise Generation (RNG) and Metro D. ~ John Bush, All Music Guide
Live mix from Hitek Soul: Ministry of Sound London (28.3.2009)
ARK (PERLON,KARAT,CIRCUSCOMPANY) Paris
Seen as the pioneer of the new experimental/minimal house style in France over ten years ago with releases on Brif, ARK has gone on to collaborate with and inspire a multitude of today’s established and rising stars across Europe... and the world !
From his origins as guitarist in a number of 80's funk bands, most notably Trankilou, where he hooked up with the legend that is Pepe Bradock and onto the great Matthew Herbert & LoSoul with their first collaboration, 'Belle Lurette' in '99. The 'Alleluyark' EP series from 2003 reaffirmed as his status as chief protagonist of experimental, groove led house and techno. His 2005 long player on Perlon, 'Caliente' won him critical acclaim, which is furthered by his more recent works together with Shalom (as Shalark), Krikor (as Krikark), Cabanne (as Copacabannark), Mikael Weill (as Les Cerveaux Lents) and Dolibox (EP coming soon on Karat records). His cannon of remixes is as long as the channel tunnel, reworking the likes of Stephen Beaupre, Mr. Ozio, Archive, Mossa, Salif Keita, Slabb, Krikor, Fym, Cabanne...