Line-up /John B, Datcyde, DJ Seen, Remington, CT, Fatjo, Miss World, Jubilee
Direct Drive presents:
Thursday June 21st, 2007
If you haven't come across John B in one of his many musical guises over the past decade, where have you been? Classically trained at a young age, this British superproducer has gone on to become one of the most eclectic and unique individuals working within electronic music today. Consistently escaping categorization, John's genre-defying catalogue spans the worlds of Electro, Trance and Drum & Bass, and a few other spaces across the bpm spectrum.
John's career began in illustrious style as the one and only Goldie picked up on this mild-mannered, blonde-locked science graduate and his distinctive drum and bass beat constructions, and he was signed to the legendary Metalheadz label. Tracks such as the euphoric Up All Night have become instant classics in the canon of drum and bass, and repeatedly smashed dancefloors worldwide. John B quickly became a headlining name on flyers across the globe, and his touring schedule has been non-stop ever since. Establishing his own stable of labels (Beta Recordings, Tangent, Chihuahua and Nu_Electro) to reflect his diverse tastes from liquid funk to Latin, provided the perfect platform for Johns groundbreaking sonic experimentation to develop.
From his studio and label HQ in Maidenhead, UK, John has since made major waves within the wider world of dance music. Having picked up on Johns early forays into trance production, Perfecto label boss and DJ superstar Paul Oakenfold commissioned tracks which ended up alongside the likes of Madonna and Justin Timberlake on the epic Great Wall compilation. John has also long worn his love of 80s electronica on his sleeve, way before the fashionistas jumped on the bandwagon, and he has been busy signing hot new electro-influenced tracks for his most recent label venture, Nu Electro. There is also rumoured to be a John B reworking of Toni Basil's classic Hey Mickey in the pipeline.
Still just the tender age of 26, is there is much more to come from Mr B. Next up, godfather of soul James Brown's new tracks are due for the John B remix treatment, a real surprise for even this musical chameleon. He's also been busy Remixing Howard Jones, Heaven 17, Digital Nation, Robbie Craig and S'Express. True to form, it doesn't seem as if things will be becoming predictable any time soon...
(Direct Drive | Taciturn)
This internationally recognized Dj and resident at Direct Drive has released records on Sony/Epic, Jungle Sky, Ultra Records, Caffeine, BreakBeatScience, Taciturn Records and Brooklyn Music Ltd. He has played top venues and clubs all over the world from Brazil to Amsterdam, as well as all over America. Datcyde has played along side all the major names in D+B such as Roni Size, Jumping Jack Frost, Bryan G, Mickey Finn, Grooverider, Bad Company, DJ Rap, Dara, DJ Hype, Aphrodite, Freaky Flow and many more. Currently, Datcyde is working on a second full-length album for Taciturn Records. This project will combine original material with DVD video and 5.1 surround technology giving the listener and experience unmatched by other commercial releases. This project entitled simply, Theory, will be released simultaneously in Canada and the US.
(Burner Brothers | Direct Drive)
Playing in a tearing, Hi-energy style of drum and bass, DJ Seen has proven, hands-down, that he can move any crowd. Whether it be his airtight mixing, his wicked throw-ins, or the pure quality of his selection, Seen is all about business. Due to his frequent appearances and dramatic response at top parties, the name DJ Seen has become synonymous with NYC drum and bass. Seen began co-producing with Pish Posh in 1999, bringing his dance floor expertise and fresh ideas to the studio of the American pioneer. Making a rumble from the get go with tunes released on Rawkuts/Rawkus, set the stage for DJ Seen to team with Pish Posh and Chris Thomas as The Burner Brothers. The Burner Brothers have set the pace for Stateside drum and bass, with a stream of floor stormers getting instant approval in their own DJ sets, and play from top UK and US selectors. In the year 2000 DJ Seen added the title of Label Manager of Rawkuts to his credentials, as he attended to the speedy revival of the imprint as an international force until its demise due to corporate take over of the mother label Rawkus. In a city so full of talented DJs, Seen stands out with his hard work, skill, and his infectious festive spirit.
(NightWerks | Telluric Recordings | DjRemington.com | DC | NYC)
New York’s best-kept secret DJ REMINGTON has been tearin up dance floors all across the US since 2000. From crowd rocking heavy Drum and Bass too to his sexy, soulful sets as NightWerks, Remington is known for getting the crowd on the dance floor. Born and raised in the greater Washington DC area Keith aka DJ Remington spent most of his youth out of class and into music. A member of the Deez Beatz Productions crew he was a resident DJ at the longest running party in Bethesda Maryland “Kaos” until moving to New York in late 2004. Since Remington has played well known events such as: Konkrete Jungle, Direct Drive, and Buzz DC and has been billed alongside world renowned DJ’s like: LTJ Bukem, DB, Dara, Hive, Mathematics and more. Now residing in New York City Remington is currently producing deep, soulful DNB with US artists Richard Chychota and Ryan Clark in a group called NIGHTWERKS.
CT, FATJO, MISS WORLD, JUBILEE
Venue: REBEL - 251 W30th Street
(7th & 8th Ave) NYC
$10 B4 12am, $15 after