James T. Cotton (JTC)
Bookworms (Extended DJ/LIVE set)
Aurora Halal & Sean Holland
with special thanks to Thunderhorse
Prepare for an epic 3-hour DJ set by the legendary 'Acid Warrior' James T. Cotton!! The prolific Ann Arbor producer is a pioneer to the current wave of raw underground American house, and an essential DJ to witness in action. He's supported by live hardware performances from Entro Senestre, dark horse of Brooklyn's mutant house scene, and L.I.E.S.' Bookworms, who will open the night with a DJ set, transitioning into a 1 hour live set of his signature soulful/smudged late night sound. All ...of this under a canopy of hanging parachutes installed just for the party(!) Fog, cheap drinks, D A N C E
Tadd Mullinix AKA James T Cotton has been leading the way for a new wave of jackin house, acid, techno and electro since the mid-90s with a slew of releases and world-touring. He's also the man behind many aliases including Ghostly International's Dabrye, and a frequent collaborator with Mutual Dreaming favorite, Traxx, as well as Todd Osborn, D'Marc Cantu & others. He's a DJ in the tradition of Ron Hardy & Jeff Mills, blending unreleased originals, techno, disco, and everything in-between with impeccable mixing skills. Super excited to have him here!
This party also marks the release of JTC's People Mover EP coming out on Brooklyn label Ansatz, run by Ben Gebhart of Zoovox.
Read a feature on RA-> http://www.residentadvisor.net/feature.aspx?1311
Jon Beall AKA Entro Senestre is one of my favorites from the Brooklyn crop of underground dance freaks. Influenced by Drexciya, Dance Mania, Dutch Electro, RZA and more, his tracks are tightly wound, funky, dark, analog machine music that is as catchy as it is challenging. 1 hour live set! Look out for a collab record with Will Burnett coming soon on L.I.E.S..
"Of the many L.I.E.S. releases this year, it was “African Rhythms” by the hitherto unknown Bookworms that seemed to get the most love... It’s not hard to see why: its sampled rhythms bounce and clash with other, seeming on the verge of colliding and shattering at any moment, but magically kept in order over its eight-plus minute runtime. Vocals float in and out of the mix almost like ghosts, while a simple three-note sequence lends only the faintest hint of melody.. but the deep, hypnotic state that its grooves summoned didn’t need anything else." -Little White Earbuds on their #7 pick of 2012 year-end top tracks.
Limited $10 earlybird tix avail til Feb 3! http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?439853
$12 presale & at the door til 11:30, $15 after.