Line-up /Pheek, Tleilaxu, 1 Auxy, Half Adder
$5 as always
Touch Supper Club
2710 Lorain Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113
Pheek (Achipel, Montreal)
JP became interested in acid house in the late ’80s and raves in early ’90s, inspiring him to DJ his own radio shows in Sherbrooke, Québec. From his college years to university, he played techno, house and anything exciting to people whose ears weren’t as close to the ground.
Upon moving to Montreal in 1997 to study computer science, JP met Mateo Murphy and found they shared similar musical interests. After performing a show with Gez Varley, Mateo and JP decided to work on a live concept of their own, based on improvising beats on the fly and mixing in other synthesized sonic textures.
It was at this point that JP adopted the name of Pheek after a Richie Hawtin/Plastikman performance at Medialounge, a show that would forever change his perspective on music.
After further honing their live show together, Pheek and Mateo opened for Chain Reaction at the FCMM in 1999. They were spotted by Hautec and offered to release a 12", marking a turning point in their fledgling careers.
The few years that followed saw proposed releases on Hybrid Structure and collaborations with Mitchell Akiyama on various projects – a creative period that proved a catalyst for JP’s later success.
The next pivotal point in Pheek’s career was meeting Éloi Brunelle and subsequently being invited to join to the Epsilonlab media collective. JP played with them since the very first night of their existence and for almost every show to follow. His first release for Epsilonlab, 2002’s Paysages Matriciels, was a critical success and was nominated for Quebec’s prestigious ADISQ music awards.
Another milestone was the label Minus who noticed Pheek's demo and Richie Hawtin who started playing his music along with Magda. That kind of feedback from major DJ made him move forward in his production. Then he got in contact with labels such as Contexterrior and Telegraph with who he released some material.
Tleilaxu (Unfoundsound, Philly)
Christopher frank (a.k.a. dj crasta) was among the first djs in Philadelphia to play and promote experimental music and idm in clubs, bars and warehouses. as the founder of springlab productions, he hosted events that started off as raves, and quickly evolved into something laid-back and sophisticated. in the late '90s, he hosted Philly's longest running trip-hop weekly event (called grass) at silk city along with Julian s. process and brad 'milkweed' Davis. as a dj as well as a live artist (a.k.a. Tleilaxu), he's opened for funkstorung, amon tobin, mix master morris, talvin singh, low, high llamas, morcheeba and others. inspired by labels like warp and skam when these labels were fresh and new, he was producing heady, broken beat-ish idm. after releasing compilation tracks on labels like darla, tbtmo and cloudwatch, tleilaxu released his debut album, gene therapy, on sean o'neal's fuzzy box label in 2000. musically, he has been on hiatus for the past several years to focus on opening and running his new café-chapterhouse-located less than one block away from south street in philadelphia.
Stehny (de'fchild, NYC)
Stefny's true love has always been music. A musician since age 7, the native Californian discovered her passion for electronic music in the early ninties, and was influenced by early acid house, techno. Now taking her passion and expanding into writing/producing, she has been developing a sexy, deep, micro- house sound. Now Brooklyn-based DJ/producer Stefny Winter, has spent the last 3 years dedicated to the studio working towards developing her own sound. "I hear the rhythms and melodies of everyday life and try to translate them into my production. Taking it to an intensity of deep, dark, melodic, pounding, driving bass, however I interpret a feeling at that given moment." Her debut single was released in October of 2007 on Dietrich Schoenemann's Addon imprint and was charted in Resident Advisor by Ryan Elliot of the esteemed Spectral label. In March of 2008 she contributed two tracks to the DJ tools compilation Assignment 3, on Pheek's Archipel label. Forthcoming is a remix of Aschka on San Francisco label Defchild Recordings. She has also done remixes for DJ Ulysses' Sodium label and Darko's Lucy Lee Quality Recordings from Belgium. Website: www.stefny.org Myspace: myspace.com/djstefny http://loftnspace.com
Half Adder (Tek-Know? Canton)
Celabrating his new release on Tek-Know?!
Half Adder aka Jason henry, is a dj and producer of electronic music from canton, Ohio. his primary musical interest lies in the area of avant-garde techno and house music but extends to many areas of left field electronic artists including broadcast, tujiko noriko and stereolab. his non-electronic artists of influence include the vaselines, minor threat and miles davis. the music of half adder consists of 4/4, rhythm oriented, dance floor tracks constructed from field recordings, sounds generated by vintage computer and video game equipment and samples taken from his vinyl collection. many of his strange, quirky and uncomfortable sounds come from home grown commodore 64 BASIC patches that he has developed. in an attempt to incorporate his love for djing into production Jason builds much of his sample collection from hour long sessions of vinyl manipulation and mixing incorporating contemporary edm locked groove records, obscure disco and mainstream American pop music. Jason currently co-runs the experimedia netlabel with label founder Jeremy bible. their relationship through experimedia has spawned the databasis basics project which fuses jason's techno influence with jeremy's electro influence to create acts of musical weirdness with a questionable dance floor status. Jason has also been involved in promoting several events with cleveland, Ohio promotion crew Tek-know?.
And 1 Auxy holding it down upstairs.