Back2Basics presents Work It featuring a truly all-star lineup...
DJ HEATHER (Blackcherry Records, Chicago)
FRED EVERYTHING (5 Years of Lazy Days, OM)
NIKOLA BAYTALA (Kontrol/SWAT)
JIMMY B (Green Gorilla Lounge, System)
DAN SUDA (System)
Get ready to work it at "The Works" on Friday, December 9. The last one back in July was such a jam, we had to do another one. The Bay Area house scene is in need of waking up, and this event is sure to do it. Some of finest house DJs unite on a Funktion-One soundsystem. There will be lots of surprises to delight all 5 of your senses, so get ready to take a ride and party your ass off!
DJ Heather was named one of Chicago’s Top Forty-Five Artists alongside Kanye West, Billy Corgan and Green Velvet!
In the past few years the Chicago house community has produced a number of innovative and distinct djs trained in the art of transforming tranquil dance floors into spaces of sheer bedlam and bliss. Their committed vision of undiluted musical appreciation, interactive communication, improvisation and basic integrity has brought greater attention to all the city’s great djs including the genre busting DJ Heather. Widely regarded as one of the premier selectors in the nation, this Chicagoan demonstrates her skills and sharp deck acumen for the massives throughout the Windy City and the world at large with verve and undeniable talent.
2005 marked DJ Heather’s installment to the much heralded Fabric CD series, for the club of the same name. “With [Fabric] 21 I had a concept in mind; most of the material had to have been played at the club to give it an honest feel.” Judging by critics and house enthusiasts she has done just that. “At the end of the day to make a room full of people happy is difficult to do. You become part mind reader , guru, sensei, educator, entertainer and babysitter all at once. All the experiences I have had, made who I am today. As a person and dj. I love what I do.”
In 2006, DJ Heather toured extensively with Colette in support of their House of OM double disc release. Following worldwide accolades, in 2007 Om Records announced Summer Sessions 2 mixed by Om family members DJ Heather and Onionz. The release followed the success of the first volume of the series mixed by Groove Junkies, Chuck Love and DJ Fluid. In 2008 she joined fellow OM label artists - Colette, Fred Everything and Andy Caldwell - on the House of OM tour.
With over 15 years of experience behind her Dj Heather has grown to become one of the Windy City’s main Dj exports. She is an artist who defies conformity, defines quality and continues to nurture her solid skills for soul music of the technological generation.
Fred Everything embarks on his first label tour for Lazy Days Recordings, celebrating 5 years. Introduced 5 years ago, Fred Everything's Lazy Days recordings quickly became a household name for quality House music.Diverisfied artists like Trentemoller, Tortured Soul, Vincenzo, Lovebirds, JT Donaldson, Atnarko, AtJazz, Kruse & Nuernberg, Brett Johnson, and Fred himself, all blessed the label with their beautiful music. The label is gaining momentum with their 20th release, marking it's 5 years in the business. The anniversary release single will feature remixes from the catalog by Crazy P, Greg Wilson, Llorca (Art of Tones) as well as house legend Ian Pooley.
Since the mid 90s, Fred has been considered a key player in House Music with over 125 releases under his belt, including 3 artists albums, 4 cd compilations, selling over 200 000 copies of his music worldwide. His music has appeared on over 100 compilations all whle keeping a steady international DJ schedule. He also runs his own label Lazy Days Recordings, out of his new home in San Francisco.
His first House of Om CD Tour back in 2005 took him all around the US, Canada, Japan, UK and Bulgaria. The House Of Om Tour in 2008 with Heather, Colette and Andy Caldwell covered 25 cities in 2 months where over 100 000 people got introduced to the Om Sound. Immediately following that was the tour for his Lost Together album which took him to Israel, Budapest, Belgium, Switzerland, Tokyo, UK, Turkey and the obligatory circuit of the best clubs in the US and Canada. The album went to no 16 on Itunes Dance chart and the singles were top sellers on various sites including two #1 on Traxsource. With additional Om shows in Ibiza, Barcelona, Seoul and Miami, 9 singles, 8 remixes and 3 albums for the label, there is no doubt that Fred Everything is one of the most prolific and most recognizable name on the Om roster.
Fred's Lost Together album is featured on Virgin America planes (between Frank Zappa and George Clinton) and while being a newcomer to the poll Fred ranked an impressive #8 for San Francisco's 7th Annual Top10 DJs for 2009 on Nitevibe.com