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Get ready for another amazing Ultraplay party this month!
Ultraplay fans will finally get a chance to hear Darren C's long awaited music productions. This 'Ultraplay Music' has been a long time coming... but it's been well worth the wait. Ultraplay launches this innovative new sound, which twists Techno in to a fresh new direction. Imagine melodic fragments of rich orchestral sounds, washed up against earth-shaking beats and mashed up, distorted guitar twisted-beyond-recognition and you only just start to get the picture... No corners have been cut with this original music which has been mastered by the legendary Brian Sanhaji.
Lyn Saine is back this month, and she's ready to rock the hell out of that 1001 dance floor with her growing army of crazy fans. If you haven't seen her in action yet wow-ing the crowds with her mad tunes, then don't miss this party!
Super-chilled Andre Ferraz, the London based Brazilian DJ is also back for his second appearance at Ultraplay since the amazing NYD2012 party. He'll be starting the party with his cool, groovy, bassy-beats, perfectly fitting for a Sunday afternoon. Andre has just made a fantastic exclusive chilled out mix for the Ultraplay Podcast (034), which is being release today (11/03). Slap that on your iPod, it's awesome! (http://ultraplay.co.uk/category/podcast/)
Lastly, as if that wasn't all enough, we have another very special guest who'll be making her debut appearance at Ultraplay, the enchanting - Red Pig Flower! Now London based, but coming from a pure Techno background in Japan, party-making, globe-trotting 'Red Pig Flower' who spins all manner of Electronica, has an exquisite taste in the Techy sound realm. This girl bends BPM's and clubbers minds alike :-o, whilst keeping everyone's feet happily rooted to a pumpin', rockin' filthy beat.
See you on the dance floor!
ULTRAPLAY (Darren C)
Darren C the creator of Ultraplay – the club; now smashes into 2012 as a red hot producer under his already established and well respected brand name – Ultraplay.Ultraplay events have been teasing and pleasing East London’s trendy, international Brick Lane crowd, every month since 2005. The main attraction being a profound musical experience… like no other. Ultraplay emits a thunderous sound whilst enchanting and uniting it’s much loved following in celebration with the wildest and most entertaining of performances.
An Ultraplay crowd get lifted by it’s music up onto a euphoric high, to to a point where people are dancing on the ceiling, forgetting who there are and where they came from. Living the moment with booming tribal chants and cheers of joy are the norm for an Ultraplay performance. Now Ultraplay is here with it’s own unique music. An infinite score of otherworldly sounds, produced from the very deepest and darkest part of London.
RED PIG FLOWER
Red Pig Flower, like a red pig that cross-pollinated with a flower and thereby mutated into a new species, works as a professional DJ, producer and artist. After feeling the good vibes while exploring clubs in Japan, she made the decision to become a DJ. Red Pig Flower began Djing at the Korean club Air under the alias Ekal, during which she sizzled up the dancefloor with tribal beats in an impressive style. From 2009, she became more well known as a party guest DJ and organiser, working with artists such as House Rules from Korea and Capsule, Hico and Towa Tei from Japan. She became an outreach DJ for the Pacemaker product and in 2010, became sponsored by the Samick Innovative Music System, a Korean branch of Native Instruments. However, Red Pig Flower’s most extraordinary skill is her habit of getting peoples’ hearts racing with tribal beats and cooling the steam off with upbeat techno sets. As she continues to explore new beats and grooves with Abelton Live as a laptop DJ, her dexterous skill with all types of controllers and equipment continues to widen in spectrum. Armed with a mind for experiment, she will never cease to produce only her very own unique sound. Beginning in 2010, Ekal changed her alias to Red Pig Flower and began preparing for the Tokyo Red party to launch in Korea during the summer. She continues displaying her talent by crossing bridges as an organizer, introducing Japanese artists to Korea, Korean artists to Japan, and causing earthquakes, floods, volcanos and other natural disasters with her ferocious sound.
Lyn Saine is Ultraplay’s sweetest rockin’ resident. London based Lyn Saine, originally from Poland has been gracing the Ultraplay decks at the Cafe 1001 exclusively for Ultraplay since October 2009. A relative new comer to DJ’ing & East London’s clubbing scene, this extremely talented young DJ has been wow-ing the crowds down at Ultraplay each month with her big smiles and wild style. Lyn Saine is part of a new breed of DJ who plays and expresses a very modern and forward thinking take on Techno. She is currently busy producing and with a view to releasing early this year. In the meantime, Lyn Saine is djing in and around the London DJ circuit. She is a true entertainer and clubbing crowd pleaser. Lyn Saine is definitely one to watch out for this year.
Since his young teens Andre Ferraz has been obsessed with music, specifically drums, bass guitar and the funk they can cause. Exploring this love through a number of high school bands, the boy went through college in Brazil falling ever more in love with music without knowing about the real world possibilities.
Having been forced to study Architecture and Law by his parents, Ferraz grew ever more occupied with Sao Paulo’s club scene, sneaking out to get a taste of the nocturnal culture in which he is now fully submerged. A few DJ gigs ensued in small bars around the city, and so too did the Brazilian begin promoting the odd party in now sadly extinct clubs like U-Turn and Club K in Sao Paulo. Everyone from Juan Atkins, Frankie Knuckles, Green Velvet, Hernan Cattaneo, and many others appeared at parties Ferraz promoted during the beginning of this millennium.
Since he left South America for the cooler climes of London in 2005, honing his music production techniques has been Ferraz’s obsession. From audio technology to music history via sound design, piano and sampling, this Brazilian expert has done it all under the careful tutelage of various people around London at places like SAE and Pointblank.
Of course party promotion was never far away either, and at the end of 2008 with two other friends there were DJ residencies at Exit Bar and Scream Bar in Shoreditch for parties Brazuka and Spacecake respectively, whilst his latest project is the house and techno leaning Kat & Maus promotion in East London.
Also now embroiled in yet another music production course, Ferraz has finally crafted some music to be released into the wider world on Frankfurt’s much respected label, Weplayminimal, alongside the revered established likes of Federico Molinari, Daniel Steinberg, Nic Fanciulli and label boss M.in. His Connected EP is two tracks of finely crafted, well-balanced deep tech that joins the dots between Berlin minimal and the more emotive soul of the US’s finest. Warm chords hang round languid grooves as they work their way under your skin and some deft sampling fleshes out the arrangements to make them sound more dynamic and alive than a lot of electronic music out there in 2011. Surely, it’s a EP which marks the arrival of a future star.