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Freitag presents Martin Dawson photo gallery
After a short break Freitag are very excited to announce we have moved to the newly refurbished basement club in Dalston’s intimate Junction Room.
Many changes have happened during our little “break”, to say the least we have been busy hunting out the perfect venue for Freitag and we are sure you will fall in love with our new home.
As most of you will know by now, after almost 5 years of bringing the Freitag dancefloor into a frenzy, one of our much loved Residents Dimitry Slusarenko has chosen to take his career in a different direction. Replacing Dimitry’s role has not been easy. Fresh enthusiasm, creativity and talent were just some of the criteria - be prepared for hours of stimulating aural entertainment with new resident Ross Morse.
To mark this occasion residents James Monday and Ross Morse are joined by special guest Martin Dawson all the way from Berlin and London based Ash Verschuur.
(Cocoon / Crosstown Rebels / Get Physical / 2020 Vision):
As a producer and artist Martin Dawson has been very busy in the last few months. Along with a very successful string of Live shows and DJ gigs in some of the best club in Europe including Berlin’s Panorama Bar and Watergate he has been busy working on a string of collaborations and solo material including works towards 4 albums and several EP’s and remixes. Having just started to release tracks under his own name at the beginning of 2010 – he has had some very successful releases and worked with some of the best labels in underground house including Cocoon, Crosstown Rebels, Get Physical, 2020vision, Off recordings and Moodmusic. The move to work under his own name came off the back of a very fruitful career working under his alternative guise – King Roc – for which he released his debut album in 2009 to critical acclaim from the international dance music press including album of the month in DJ Mag and 10/10 by IDJ Mag.
He was nominated by DJ Mag for best UK producer and best artist album 2009 along the likes of Jamie Jones and Skream. Also well known for his work as Two Armadillos with studio partner and good friend Giles Smith (secretsundaze), Martin is a producer that has the ability to steps out of the box of just one genre and can turn his talent to anything that takes his fancy… but with a deep rooted love of house this is where you will find most of his work residing.
Martin will be the first to say he loves working in the studio but his passion for DJ and performing can not be questioned with an international career that has seen him playing all around the world from West and Eastern Europe to South American, Australia and most of Asia, right to the deepest parts of Russia. Support for his production in whatever alter ego also has his music being aired around the globe by some of best DJ’s in the world including Laurent Garnier, Tiefschwarz, Radioslave, D’Julz, Solomon, Nick Curly and Luciano to name a few.
Recent and upcoming projects include the hugely successful release ‘Think About it’ on Pets Recordings with the massive remix from Maceo Plex. As a return for this great mix Martin has delivered a mix for Maceo’s Ellumaudio label of the Odd Parents track ‘Fame’ and is a collaboration with his very good friends Catz n Dogz.
He has also just released the first vinyl from his new Two Armadillos label delivering the first of 3 parts that will collectively present the Armadillos debut album ‘Golden Age thinking’ being distributed by Clone from the Netherlands. The guys have also just remixed rising pop star Lana Del Rey with one of the lead singles from her album ‘Born To Die’.
In the last few weeks Martin has also been working with Jay Shepheard on their new project Non Fiction and the guys are set to release string of huge EP’s and will soon be presenting a live show – something both of them have done on numerous time individually so as a duo this is set to be something special.
Best known for his residency for Parliament Of House at Turnmills, UK (voted 4th best club in the world by Mixmag two years in a row) and now resident DJ of AL CODA (one of Central America's most acclaimed warehouse parties, and now launching in London this summer), Ash has played alongside some of his favourite internationals such as Ariel, Mr C, Dave Clarke, Tim Sheridan and many household favourites including Faithless, Carl Cox, and Stanton Warriors to name all but a few. His music career has taken him through Europe, and as far a field as Asia, Australia, and South and Central America.
With sophisticated music for unsophisticated behaviour, expect a stew of minimal, deep, house & techno.