Sat, 2 Aug 2014
Masters of the Craft - Winter Edition
84 Harrington Street
Nomadiq Music Presents - JEF K SA TOUR
â€œ... i donâ€™t think thereâ€™s a â€˜resurgenceâ€™ or â€˜come backâ€™ of deep house, to me itâ€™s always been there and always will be, itâ€™s the basis of electronic dance music...â€
Art is the heartbeat of the nation, they are the emotion,
the passion and the vibe.
Early Bird Tickets JHB - LIMITED
Early Bird Tickets CPT - LIMITED
A native of Paris, Jef K started mixing records in 1992 after spending nine months in London. His deep, groovy and sexy house sets made him quickly earn a reputation as one of the fastest rising DJs amongst the French house scene.
Long time residencies at some of Europeâ€™s most prestigious clubs followed and Jef K regularly graced the decks at Rex Club and Respect in Paris, Fuse in Brussels, and Robert Johnson in Frankfurt. As global demand for the DJ rose Jef was often travelling far and wide to play at top clubs in Asia, South America and USA as well as the rest of Europe.
In the mid-90s Jef kept his passion alive as A & R for French label Distance and in turn was later responsible for 6 of the labelâ€™s highly rated compilations â€“ five volumes of the â€œMy Houseâ€ series and the third volume of the â€œFrench Sessionsâ€ series. Then Krypton/ Sony France released Jefâ€™s â€œParis-Chicago Expressâ€ CD- a Cajual and Relief compilation in 1997 â€“ the same year that Jef made his first foray into production with E-Troneek Funkâ€™s Cyril K. The track â€˜First Stepâ€™ made it onto the â€œAline Can Danceâ€ compilation project released by Small/Sony.
At the end of the 90s Jef K began to leave an indelible mark on the industry when he teamed up with brother Antoine aka DJ Tony Silver to launch the labels FFWD Records and Silver Network. The latter has seen output from some of House Musicâ€™s finest producers including Chez Damier, Charles Webster, Pepe Bradock, I:cube, Dixon, Iz&Diz, The Revenge, Milton Jackson, Spirit Catcher, Soul Minority, Chris Carrier and Gwen Maze. 2002 saw the birth of another successful label Crack & Speed, together with partner Holmar Filipsson, with subsequent releases from Sasse aka Freestyle Man, Chris Carrier, Jay Haze, Abe Duqe, Franklin De Costa, Phil Weeks and many more.
2009 saw Jef flexing his production muscles some more and a collaboration with old friend/ partner Chris Carrier for 3 EPs on Silver Network â€“ Â« Morning EPÂ« , Â« Chaka EP Â» and Â« Fever EP Â» â€“ all highly regarded by both press and peers. In June 2010, the label dropped one of the monster hits of the summer â€˜In My Systemâ€™ â€“ a collaboration between Jef, Chris Carrier and Chez Damier under the name The Gathering. Jef Kâ€™s own â€˜System Mixâ€™ received a huge response from all the major house DJs in the world including Ricardo Villalobos, Zip, Radio Slave and Soul Clap itâ€™s no surprise the track charted at no.7 in the Resident Advisor Top 50 tracks of the year 2010 and has received the accolade of remixes by The Revenge, I:Cube, Milton Jackson, Soul Minority, Dj Shade & Steve Ferrandâ€¦
Many more projects have unfolded in recent months such as the release â€˜Want You Backâ€™ on Silver Network â€“ a collaboration with partner Gwen Maze plus remixes for Claque Musique, Composite Recordings, Elevation and Moodmusic. Despite going into his third decade in the industry, the momentum and power of Jef K is stronger than ever and 2011 looks set to be even more career defining.
Early Bird Tickets JHB - LIMITED - R60
Early Bird Tickets CPT - LIMITED - R60
JHB OUTLETS - Presale R80
Cameroon - Eastgate / Sandton / Morningside
Xogo - Park Meadows / Cresta / The Glen
Retro Music - Edenvale
CPT OUTLETS - Presale R80
A Store - On Kloof
NB: Tickets @ the door will be R100