18th September 2010:
61 Jordan Street
10:00pm - 05:00am
Seth Troxler (Crosstown Rebels/Circo Loco)
Dyed Soundorom (Freak N Chic/Circo Loco)
With Guests: James Rand & Mr Paul
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3B Records, Slater Street, Liverpool
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Coco de Mer has some exciting news. After two and a half years in the game, a kaleidoscope of the world’s greatest DJs and live acts and a series of stunning parties consolidating their infamy at much-loved Liverpool basement The Magnet, the event moves on to even greater surroundings. Inching its size and impact towards the bigger stage, this autumn Coco de Mer begins its new residency in The Picket Warehouse, a 500 capacity space tucked away from the fervor of Liverpool’s bustling nightlife and geared brilliantly to the demands of modern clubbing.
Resolutely acid house, the Picket delivers the perfect venue experience. The size expertly allows intimacy and a capacity that befits the biggest names in the business, and combines excellent acoustics and production values with a location that ensures everyone finding the party has one thing on their mind; the music. And you just know Coco de Mer won’t disappoint on that front. Two debuts for the party which has built itself on delivering only the most quality underground house and techno. And when Seth Troxler and Dyed Soundorom are headlining, you know this manifesto won’t be tainted.
Troxler is the enfant terrible of modern dance music. Barely into his twenties, he has cultivated a reputation that thrives on the hype of his self anointed lothario status, a miniscule moustache and an off kilter approach to the media that pitches him as a leftfield collision between Robert Downey Jr. and Hunter S Thompson. And then there is the music. If house is about groove and feeling, then Seth understands exactly what makes the heart of Jack’s rhythm beat, fusing drums and ethereal vocals with gutsy aplomb and devastating trickery.
Beginning his DJ career in his native Detroit (where else?) at the age of 16, his tutelage involved the city’s infamous record store Melodies and Memories, running illicit afterhours sessions at the WMC in Miami with Lee Curtiss and Ryan Crosson, and productions on every label worth knowing. M_NUS, BPitch Control, Leftroom, Cadenza, Circus Company and Crosstown Rebels are all users of the Troxler sound, the latter picking him up as a figurehead for their worldwide parties.
Hip-shaking grooves, edgy bass and exotic rhythms are the name of the day as Seth brings otherworldly funk to the dancefloor. It’s evident on his spellbinding Boogybytes compilation (following on from the esteemed company of Modeselektor and Ellen Allien), and it’s always evident on the floors of the world’s hottest clubs. Be them the sun kissed terraces of Ibiza (Circo Loco and Zoo Project are certified fans), the sweaty basements of Berlin (Watergate, PanoramaBar and Berghain all clocked off) or the futuristic enclaves of London and Tokyo (Fabric and Womb have both been seduced by Seth); the boy is on the money. As far as announcing the arrival of a new venue, Coco de Mer couldn’t be more emphatic in their choice.
Well, they quite clearly could, bringing Freak N Chic’s sleazy groove shaman Dyed Soundorom on board. Dyed’s mantra is simple but the execution is anything but, building a lucid concoction of mesmerising beats and sinister synths to the forefront. One of the few DJs that knows how to place his sets into shades, Dyed concocts soundscapes that effortlessly swing from darkness to light, sitting warm shuffling house atop of dark basement techno, pulverizing dancefloors moments after gently seducing them inwards.
It’s an approach mirrored in his productions, which have peppered the sets of DJs as wide ranging as Jamie Jones, DJ Sneak, Laurent Garnier, Ricardo Vilalobos and Yousef. These and many more can’t get enough of Dyed’s consistent amalgamations of exotic, punchy rhythms and gnarling bass, and Coco de Mer is itching to let the man breathe his musical DNA onto its new dancefloor.
Joining him and Seth are the two residents and the men at the heart of Coco de Mer’s musical integrity, Mark Mac and Arron Hunter. The pair’s sense of occasion knows no limits and their ascent to the big time continues to mirror that of the club they represent. Two of Liverpool’s other most notorious DJs will be in the house, as chunky electro hotshots James Rand and Mr. Paul do their thang. Consistent performers for the city’s biggest clubnight Chibuku Shake Shake, these pair know their way around a DJ booth and will be delighted to make their first appearance for Coco.
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