Shrug Plus 1 = DAVID KENO - Berlin (Kindisch / Keno Records) & REUBEN KEENEY (Toolroom records) Debut Australian Tour - Fri 10th Sept – Civic Underground
With a wealth of funky and dark and dope house & an inkling to take you to some tantalising techno to treat your ears, feet and brain.....This September Shrug is proud to present one of Europe’s up & coming stars on his very first Australian tour. DAVID KENO - Berlin (Kindisch / Keno Records).
A Dj, a LIVE act, a producer, a label boss, and most importantly an artist....David Keno will grace our clubs this Sept with his own blend of house & techno, supported by some class local talent including; YokoO, Dylan Griffin, Robbie Lowe & Dave Stuart.
DAVID KENO Bio & Tour promo mix
Swiss born David Keno began his musical life learning classical instruments such as guitar and drums when he was 12. After playing in various rock bands he discovered his love of electronic music. He bought a drum machine and an old Korg synthesizer and started to experiment. Over the next few years he developed his skills and eventually the guys from the Pocketgame label loved his melodic productions so much that they signed him for his first release: Vernis - Bubble Bath EP which came with a fantastic Trentemoeller remix.
From there his career took off. He has released on labels such as I220, Zenit, Meerestief, Karateklub, ELP and provided remixes for Samuel L. Session, G-Man, da Fresh, Robert Drewek, Hugg &Pepp, DK8 and even 80 ’s heroes Trans –X who wanted a remix for their "living on video" that came out on ZYX Music.
The next step in his career was to launch his own label and in January 2007 Keno Records 01 was released with huge success. "Liquid" went on to be found in the playlists of many DJs.
In David Keno's DJ sets or also as a Live act his musical range goes from minimal techno to house. Very floor-oriented but often with a certain melodic touch. Maybe these are his roots from the 80 ’s shining through.
REUBEN KEENEY BIOGRAPHY
Reuben Keeney, remember the name, as in the next few years we bet you’re going to be hearing this name over and over again.
From Letterkenney in Ireland, Reuben is just 18 years old, and has for the last 4 years been making dance music to what can only be described as an extraordinary level for someone so young.
Where to start ? well for someone so young, the ability to make defining moment house music for crowds, when you haven’t been to nightclubs to see what works on a dancefloor has to be mentioned, so does the fact that Reuben is a chameleon, making underground cuts that get played by Sasha, Digweed, Dave Seamen et al, and then making a beautifully subtle crossover vocal track with friend Glenn Rosborough which has grabbed the attention of Toolrooms main label, needless to say, this was instantly snapped up.
With one record signed to toolroom, another has quickly followed for the leaders of the new school imprint, this one a more club based track, called Estatue.
Moving on we could mention the records signed to Audio Therapy, Smack, Juicy Music or the remixes for Funkagenda, Mauro Picotto, Seb Fontaine. But what really stands out, is the age, all this has been done before Reubens 18th birthday in June 2010.
In 2009 Reuben was nominated aged just 16 for the Irish Dance Music Awards in the category of ‘best newcomer’ this he then won….
In 2010 aged 17 he was nominated in the best artist category for the same awards alongside Phil Keiran, Fish Go Deep, John O Callaghan et al, he didn’t win, but to be nominated at 17 is no mean feat !!
This is a young man who is taking this seriously, in turn the people around him are taking him seriously, and so they should.
David Keno - Berlin (Kindisch / Keno Records)
YokoO – (Kina Music, Plusminus)
Dylan Griffin – (Subsonic Music).
Robbie Lowe - (Beatcode / Spice)
Dave Stuart - (Shrug)
Friday 10th Sept
388 Pitt st, Sydney
$15 presale from RA
$20 on the door