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The ROBOTS Evil Leader commands all U.R.A. members to follow the machine masses in doing evil against all living things on November 29th. ROBOTS will infiltrate the human enemy compound during the rush hour commute by camouflaging android parts with ‘hologram skin technology’. Human traffic jams are a pain, but Ewan Pearson, Lee Curtis and Bill Patrick will supply an entertaining selection of electronic dance music to ease the time, and once all machines have clocked into work-the countdown to the ROBOTS finale will begin!
ROBOTS & XLR8R PRESENTS
+ LEE CURTIS
[Alphahouse/Dumb Unit/Spectral Sound]
THURSDAY 11.29.2007 at CIELO
with Robot Resident
EWAN PEARSON [Soma/Kompakt/Fabric]
Ewan Pearson has been making records for a living since 1998. He has recorded as Maas for Soma, releasing six singles and an album, ‘Latitude’, and under a number of other guises including World of Apples and Partial Arts. His remixes for the likes of Depeche Mode, Chemical Brothers, Seelenluft, Franz Ferdinand and Freeform 5 have made him one of dance music’s most respected producers. He has programmed for Goldfrapp and Gwen Stefani and his production credits include Tracey Thorn's acclaimed solo album 'Out Of The Woods', The Rapture's 'Pieces of the People We Love', as well as Jeb Loy Nichols, Ladytron and Chikinki amongst others. And he's the author of ‘Discographies: dance music, culture and the politics of sound’ (Routledge, 1999) with Jeremy Gilbert. ‘Discographies’ has been translated into Korean and Spanish.
2007 is already shaping up nicely. A new album from M83 and single for Australian indie sensations Lost Valentinos are already in the bag. In July fabric released Ewan's contribution to their legendary mix CD series. Later in the summer Ewan kicked off a new occasional label 'Misericord' with a new EP from his Partial Arts partner Al Usher, Partial Arts will follow up their acclaimed 'Trauermusik' with a new single for Kompakt and !K7 released 'Piece Work', a 2CD retrospective of Ewan's finest remixes from the last 5 years. And last-but not least-Ewan has been nominated for Best British Producer in the DJ mag Best of British Awards. Crikey
LEE CURTIS [Alphahouse/Dumb Unit/Spectral Sound]
A Western Michigan native and long-time Detroit resident, Lee Curtiss has been forging his uniquely backwoods, yet avant-garde and primal brand of deep and twisted dance music since the late 1990’s. A constantly changing and ever-eager student to his craft, Lee’s finger has been pressed upon, if not thrust into, the throbbing aorta of underground dance music for quite some time – even if his production skills and brain-demolishing live PA have only recently begun to garner the attention of techno and house music’s elite. Growing up between the two poles of Chicago and Detroit organized Lee’s approach to production squarely between the grooving, deep house sounds of artists like Derrick Carter, and the mindfreaking work of techno producers such as Ricardo Villalobos, Zip (aka Dimbiman), Matthew Dear and Richie Hawtin. Over the past year Lee has begun to tour extensively in America and Europe, notoriously adhering to a 'fuck trends, fuck dance music, and fuck me' approach to producing and performing that only the strongest of stomachs and most iron-clad of minds can withstand. His music’s dark, sexy, and uncompromising singularity have earned him coveted performance slots at the 2007 DEMF and Mutek festivals, preludes to his upcoming summer move to Europe and a new commitment to touring and producing. Curtiss was recently named by Matthew Dear as one of they key figures of emerging talent in URB magazine’s next 100, but Lee would rather you quit reading this bio and either book him, buy his record, or come see him melt you and your friends faces at a club near you.
18 Little West 12th St. New York City 10pm-4am
Limited advanced $10 tickets at:
Etherea records, 66 Ave A, NYC, 212.358.1126
Other Music 15 E 4th St, NYC, 212.477.8150
$20 at the door. 10pm-4am