This month at the HABITAT, we are very proud and happy and bring you two of the most interesting critters found in the bay area. Dave Aju and Tone of Arc (aka Deadseal), are two local inhabitants who have always been rustling up the bushes and stirring up the local wildlife. While they might call San Francisco their home, these night dwelling marsupials have been seen all over the world, and plans for entering new regions is on their horizons. Please join us in the specially built underground layer to observe and study how these creatures have adapted to life in the wild.
San Francisco Bay Area native Marc Barrite created the DJ/production alias Dave Aju as a vehicle for his unique take on electronic music. Working at his own pace, Dave Aju has come to be known as a reliable source for fresh and expressive sounds, combining knowledge and passion for the roots of dance music culture with a natural fascination with sound and an adventurous approach, unafraid to try new things. A broad palette of outside musical influences can be found in Ajuâ€™s work, though his jazz upbringing and hip-hop foundation are clearly at the core, with an overall warm, laid back, unmistakably west coast vibe.
Dave Aju remixes, DJ sets, and live performances are currently in demand at
labels, clubs, and festivals across the globe, and favored by a number of forward-thinking peers including Matthew Herbert, who has recently commissioned Aju for an EP release. His debut full-length album Open Wide is still causing a stir in the electronic music community after being nominated for the honorable Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, and praised by both everyday music-lovers and esteemed colleagues for itâ€™s bold attempt at bridging diverse sub-genres and the experimental yet effective use of only his mouth and voice as sound sources.
::::TONE of ARC::::: (aka Dead Seal)
San Francisco producer Derrick Boyd aka Dead Seal has been making music for almost of his whole life, one of those special individuals possessed with the gift of perfect pitch. He brings a glimpse of real musicality to the underground tech house and groovy house scene, something rarely experienced on the dance floor. Dead Seal's debut album Corpus Animus "labelled best underground artist in Dj Magazine", dropped in fall of 2009 on maverick San Francisco techno label Auralism Records-a natural fit. Fallowed Koo Koo Mind release on Stellar producer/ label owner Alland Byallo's NIghtLight Music, and Dead Seal's latest remix released on Crosstown Rebels for Damian Lazarus. The Future holds upcoming releases on the ever so up and coming label My Favorite Robot called "Goldemine" with big remixes from Adult Napper, Droog and Sid Le Rock, and a full album in the making for the electrifying monster label No.19 Music.
Sound Cloud: http://soundcloud.com/dead-seal