Fri, 30 Jan 2015
The Freak Show with Robag Wruhme
Sama, Erratic & 4 Us By Us Present Brood Nights with:
DJ Emerson (CLR | Micro.fon | Berlin)
Erphun (Brood Audio | LA)
Angel Costa (CLR | Brood Audio | Mallorca)
Subfractal (Frakture Audio | Brood Audio | NY/Toronto)
Dos Lokos (Erratic | NY)
Ken Masters (4 Us By Us | NY)
Time: 10:00 pm - 7:00 am
Location: Rsvp for location details (Info will be sent out the day of the event)
Cost: $20 advanced tickets on RA, $25 before midnight with RSVP, $30 after
Rsvp: firstname.lastname@example.org (Email your full names in a single column)
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DJ Emerson (CLR | Sleaze | Micro.fon | Kiddaz.fm | Berlin, Germany)
Already at a very young age, Simon Emerson kidder marched to a different tune. He wanted to become a hedonistic musician instead of a prince in the sandpit. In the beginning of his career, Emerson put on break beat records in small clubs in his hometown south of Germany. Being of a diligent and persistent nature, he worked his way through various clubs until he finally made it to one of Munich’s top-spots in town: The Ultras hall. There he immediately won the crowd at his first gig and was directly re-invited to his next one. That's also where he met Holgi Star, booker, DJ and label manager from Berlin. And just like that - Emerson was promptly offered to join the tour of the timing label throughout Germany. It has been Emerson's motto not to rest on his laurels and to always keep his ears open. As a result, he decided to not simply stay with break beat but instead he discovered techno and later on the slower house adapted variants of electronic dance music. This great mixture of sounds still distinguishes Emerson’s fresh style of music.
Eventually Emerson and his friend Holgi Star built up their own music label called Kiddaz.fm Records. Emerson just wanted to show what he thinks good music really is. In the years between 2001 until 2005 Kiddaz.fm came out with over 50 releases and made it up to over 100,000 units sold until Emerson focused on new labels, such a Micro.fon and Freak waves, last year. Micro.fon is the home label for simple and more minimal techno music. In cooperation with Dietrich Schoenemann, Emerson also runs the label Freak Waves located in New York. The discography of this label contains such famous names as Butane, Ruede Hagelstein, Luna City, Express or Tim Xavier. In retrospect it all appears like a musical textbook career. However, the later success was nothing that was granted in the beginning. While producing his first record, Simon Emerson Kidder did not know whether anyone would even take a note of it. As it went, after its release the record even attracted the attention of celebrities such as Westbam and Paul Van Dyk, who started playing it over and over again. Reason enough for Emerson to keep on moving. His tracks were also licensed for the successful Mayday- and Time Warp compilations. His first album called Kidd Rock made it to the album of the month in the Raveline Magazine - the core of the German club music community. By now, Emerson has released two own albums, three mix cds and over 40 vinyl maxis produced by his own. In addition, he came out with various remixes, composed an own soundtrack for the hustler porn DJ Groupie the movie and on and on it goes. Someone who is a DJ, producer and a label manager at the same time does not simply make music, his life is music. We can prepare ourselves for a sound dose of Emerson within the next coming years.
Erphun (Brood Audio | 8 Sided Dice | Bedrock | Viva Music | Sleaze | LA, USA)
In Farsi – It is the state and ability of being on a higher emotional level.
It may have been fate that Erphun’s very first gig was on Halloween since his music is pounding, moody and transformative, as if from another realm entirely. His ability to build a mood in his DJ sets is mesmerizing and transports the listener to that alternate higher level that his moniker infers. Erphun has already reached his global fan base and spun in several continents such as Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. More specifically he’s spun at legendary clubs such as Guvernment in Toronto, Circus in Montreal, Exit in Lithuania, Chinese Laundry in Sydney, Brown Alley in Melbourne, WesterUnie in Amsterdam, Butan in Germany, Reaktor in Zurich, Saxon in Ukraine, 1015 in San Francisco and H2O in Mexico City.
In just five short years of production, Erphun has achieved what most accomplish in decades. With releases on Excentric Muzik, Stephan Bodzin’s imprint, Herzblut, the Berlin based Techno heavy weight Nachstrom Schallplatten, Alan Fitzpatrick’s label 8 Sided Dice , Sleaze Records UK, Ideal Audio and John Digweed’s Bedrock Records, his name is recognized among the Techno world of spinning producers who globe trot his compositions to be dropped on every conceivable audience. His music is charted and played by some of the most reputable heavy hitters in the industry today such as Dubfire, Adam Beyer, Len Faki, Sasha, John Digweed, Chris Liebing, Speedy J, Oliver Huntemann, Fergie, and Stephan Bodzin to name a few.
Erphun’s unique and different style of music rests on the borders or Techno, Minimal and Tech House. His signature percussion patterns, menacing bass lines, and synths are instantly recognizable by his musical peers and his fans worldwide. The sound of his music is succinctly summed up by John Digweed as a “deep, dark, hypnotic and brooding sound…” which inspired the name of his own label, Brood Audio.
In November of 2010, Erphun launched Brood Audio and has gotten the attention and support of some of the biggest names in the Techno world. Already having some of the hottest Techno producers on the roster such as Alan Fitzpatrick, Alex Bau, Perc, Markantonio, Xhin, Tom Hades, Subfractal, Matador and Sasha Carassi, Erphun’s worldwide fan base will get a taste of Erphun’s darker and more sophisticated taste in Techno first hand!
Angel Costa (CLR | Brood Audio | Micro.fon | Kiddaz.fm | Sonata Music | Mallorca, Spain)
Angel started his career in the early 90s on the Spanish island of Mallorca, where he was born and raised. From his early beginnings, he was playing different musical styles including house in various local clubs. In all his sets, he would always push the envelope and expose new sounds to his audience. A little after year 2000, Angel was finally and completely turned onto techno and hasn’t turned back since! In the past decade, he has been busy playing countless gigs in Mallorca and on the mainland of Spain and increasing his fan base in his homeland.
A gig at the famous Sonar Festival in Barcelona inspired him to start producing music and to launch his own label REZ. He is currently busy producing and releasing his own music on REZ and on several international labels. After his debut show on the CLR podcast, he was instantly recognized by Brood Audio and has since signed on with the label with his massive track “Asylum” being charted by major artists and rising on the Beatport Top 100 Techno chart!
Angel is and has always been a major driving force in the development of Mallorca´s techno scene and is regularly hosting nights at the “Gothic” and the “Modular”, two renowned local clubs. He has become an ambassador for electronic music on the Balearic Islands and now with his productions, he’s also taking the world by storm!
Subfractal (Brood Audio | Frakture Audio | Sleaze | Harthouse | Driving Forces | Phobiq | Toronto/New York)
In an age of short attention spans and constant media bombardment, Subfractal have unquestionably cemented their position as powerful techno tastemakers. Their brand of brooding, driving, beautifully dark minimal techno has been propelling them up the ranks of the electronic music scene with breakneck speed.
With support from industry heavyweights like Alex Bau, Slam, Umek, Adam Beyer, Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Spektre, Fergie, Hernan Cattaneo, Phunk Investigation, Raiz, Drumcell, Audio Injection, Noir, MarcAntonio and so many more, it’s no surprise that Subfractal’s releases routinely appear in the upper echelons of countless techno and minimal charts.
In 2009, their remix of Larry Power’s ‘Milk’ spent over six weeks in the highly coveted #1 spot on the Beatport Minimal Charts. Since then, their releases have seen successful in the Beatport Top 100 Techno Chart on several occasions, including a handful already in 2011.
Fahad and Syed currently operate out of Toronto and New York City respectively, and continue to demonstrate their versatility. They’re constantly remixing talented artists across various sub-genres of electronic music, and throwing events to help up-and-coming DJs gain exposure. Expectations are flying high for this talented duo and with a plethora of marquee releases and live shows on the way, they’re most definitely up for the challenge.
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