This Friday White Label welcomes Chris Orr to Showdown!
Come down and join us for happy hour prices + delicious drinks, lively vibe and great music...
White Label @ Showdown
Friday April 29th 2011
with special guest
and the White Label residents:
The Worker (Fiction)
Travis Dalton (Studious 54)
Michael Perry (Afterglow, Fedora)
** Drink specials: $3 draught and well, $1 off all bottled beers
White Label is the weekly house, techno and electronic music happy hour featuring new, unreleased and rare beats in the cozy and friendly setting of the Showdown.
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NEW EPISODE w. Mossmoss and residents The Worker & Michael Perry from Friday March 25th - recorded at The Showdown
The Worker & Michael Perry: http://whitelabel-sf.podomatic.com/entry/2011-04-20T10_33_56-07_00
* MORE ABOUT CHRIS ORR...
Chris Orr has been djing for 25 years. His interest in dance music began in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s when he heard artists such as Kraftwerk, Donna Summer, Change, Human League, The Whispers and Grandmaster Flash on BBC radio shows. He began djing in 1986, and by 1989 had picked up his first residency while studying journalism in the west of Ireland. By 1992 he was throwing parties, djing all the time, and playing with the likes of Belfast’s David Holmes.
Moving to San Francisco in 1995 he began writing and editing for dance music magazines like XLR8R, URB and US Mixmag. Between 1996 and 1999 he wrote and edited XLR8R’s regular techno column and built solid connections between the magazine and labels like Transmat, 430 West, Planet E, and Underground Resistance. He also reviewed music in other genres and interviewed artists like Francois Kevorkian, Larry Heard, Charles Webster, Idjut Boys and Daniel Wang (the first piece ever written on Wang). Orr was also the first US-based journalist to write about Swayzak.
In 1999 he became an editor at Revolution Magazine, a short-lived, but ambitious project by the publishers of the Future Music magazine to bring electronic music to a larger US audience. Here he wrote and edited content but also licensed music to the free cds that came with each issue of the publication. The entire playlist of these cds can be found here, http://www.facebook.com/l/46e8axef-ATqSUZ-W_EgGwyFJXg/www.discogs.com/label/Revolution%20Magazine
He has also crafted promotional material and sleeve notes for records such as Guidance Records’ first compilation, DFC/IRMA’s Confuzed Disco Italo comp and Sony Japan’s Appleseed soundtrack, and has written promo one sheets and dj bios for more people than he can remember.
In the 2000s Orr was plagued by several bouts of sickness and had to take a break from djing and writing. But in 2010 he greatly recovered and became heavily involved in the new Public Works space where he plays an integral part in the booking and music policies of the venue. There’s also a rumor that he might be writing Public Works’ blog, but that is mere conjecture.