Jeremy P. Caulfield
John Roberts (live)
Bells & Whistles
The EndUp, listed & Fedora present:
Jeremy P. Caulfield
& John Roberts (live)
with opening sets from:
Bells & Whistles
Free before 11pm!
Or $10 advance tickets available here:
Drink specials until 1am!
$5 Stoli (all flavors)
$3 Devotion Vodka
$5 Tattoo Spiced Rum
JEREMY P. CAULFIELD
At a time when so much techno feels like endless variations on a played-out theme, it’s heartening to know that there are still a handful of artists, labels and DJs who can combine experience, skill and forward-looking ideals in style. Step forward Jeremy P. Caulfield, who amply ticks all of the above boxes.
As proprietor of leading neuro-minimal imprint Dumb-Unit, DJ of widely-acclaimed repute, and occasional producer of stripped-back, ominous dancefloor bombs, Jeremy has emerged from his early days on the Canadian techno circuit to become a leading light of today’s underground club scene. Using his fifteen years of DJing experience as a springboard, Jeremy has utilised Dumb-Unit as a pivotal platform for the blossoming careers of artists including Butane, Lee Curtiss, Sweet N’ Candy and Seph, loosely defining a hinterland micro-scene of murky, intricate sounds that play with the darkest recesses of the mind while remaining firmly attached the propulsive drive of the dance-floor.
It’s an ambiguous definition best articulated by his series of Detached:Works mix tapes and CDs, which over the course of three volumes and 10 years neatly plots Jeremy’s evolution from sparky underground enthusiast to undisputed connoisseur of finely-tuned contemporary techno. From early residencies at Toronto’s legendary Blue and Fukhouse parties (where he knocked around with like-minded local jocks Adam Marshall, Ian Guthrie and Jeff Milligan, while playing alongside techno deities like Richie Hawtin, Derrick May and Jeff Mills), Jeremy’s established himself as one of North America’s finest DJs. In 2008 alone, alongside his residency at Watergate, (in his adopted home of Berlin) Jeremy has played nearly every weekend across the globe, including gigs at renown clubs and festivals such as Fabric, Fuse, Mutek, and the Sonne Mond Sterne Festival and tours of Japan, Australia and South America
Meanwhile, his rare but intricate rocking live shows surface every once in a while to remind us that his darkly-tinged, boiled-down beats and distantly unsettling grooves are one of the most precious jewels in the jagged DU crown. Check his killer releases Dumb-Unit, Trapez and WMF if you need any proof.Somewhere between his smart, re-edit heavy sets, his vigorously spiky artist releases, and his scandalously consistent label, there lurks the charred, elusive heart of Jeremy P. Caulfield. The fun part is trying to find it.
Always sitting slightly off-centre, Jay Tripwire is an artist that walks the line as industry staple and ever changing innovator, releasing one standout release after another. His signature fusion of deep Detroit textures and intricate rhythms has led a career spanning two decades, with over 200 vinyl releases, 2 commercial mixed cd compilations, and four full length albums.
He remains one of the most prolific artists around and in 2010 Jay was honoured by being named by Future Music alongside Frankie Knuckles, Larry Heard, Charles Webster,Atjazz, and Tom Middleton as being one of the most influentual innovators in house music for his “thoughtful minimal stylings.”
Also in 2010 Steve Bug asked Jay to mix a compilation for his respected label Pokerflat – ‘Shaping Elements Vol.8’. features a blend of deep house ranging from Detroit inspired textures to modern European house and tech house fusions, eschewing genrefication. This follows releases on Poker Flat under his 8Channels name - a project that melds basic channel, cosmic soundscapes and dubbed chords into a new hybrid of techno, deep house and dub. The moniker also appears on other highly regarded labels such as Ransom Note, Conya, NRK, Cinematic and Hallucination. In 2011 and 2012 Jay released 30+ tracks and over 20 remixes, with his 1st Ep on D’julz Bass Culture label, and EP on Viva a remix on Hypercolour and countless more. Recently Jay was asked to appear on John Digweed’s “Transitions” radio show for a second time, the first being in 2003.
Jay’s work has been featured on numerous compilations, notably from Cocoon, Fabric, Renaissance, Journeys by DJ, Ultra & Bedrock, and is supported by a diverse spectrum of dance culture from house luminaries such as Doc Martin and Kerri Chandler to techno legends Steve Bug, Laurent Garnier, Anja Schneider, Marc Romboy and the world renowned John Digweed. With anticipated releases and remixes imminent, the Tripwire production wheel is still very much in motion and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.
Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Michael was given a front row seat to the world of electronic music at a young age. Having worked in several of the area's record stores, including the now defunct yet highly influential Record Time, Michael was lucky enough to have access to the newest and freshest records coming out from the talented artists that Detroit is known for as well as from artists around the world. Having since relocated to San Francisco, Michael finds himself involved in several contrasting projects that truly reflect the diverse range of his musical taste and DJ sets. White Label is a weekly happy hour dedicated to the newest house and techno sounds that’s held at Showdown on San Francisco’s gritty Sixth St. Done in conjunction with good friend the Worker, the two strive to bring the city the best possible start to the weekend. Afterglow is a monthly dedicated to the more cerebral side of electronic music. Set on the first Sunday of the month at Nikki’s on Haight st, it’s meant as a wind down to the weekend and showcases the best local djs playing sounds they normally don’t get to play. Finally, Fedora is a deep house project that’s done in conjunction with fellow Midwestern transplant Matt Wilder. Together the two have dropped their surprising blend of jazzy and deep house on unsuspecting dancefloors.
BELLS & WHISTLES
Bells & Whistles is the musical collaboration between Zack Yakovlev and Yanick Rieffel. Djing separately around San Diego where they both grew up, it was not until they met up in San Francisco that they started working together. Shortly after joining forces and taking on the moniker “Bells & Whistles”, the two started their first monthly party on the 21st floor of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel. With shimmering chandeliers, a breath taking view of the entire city, and a service staff dressed in tuxedos and bow-ties, DRESSCODE offered a new home to a sound often kept underground. Bringing in artists like Bruno Pronsato, Dave Aju, Tone of Arc, Claude Vonstroke, Catz N’ Dogz, Alland Byallo, Justin Martin, Franklin De Costa, Tim Green, Maetrik, Jan Krueger, J. Phlip and Soul Clap, to name a few; DRESSCODE quickly became an established and respected party in San Francisco. While Djing will always be at the heart of Bells and Whistles, it is music creation, not performance, that has been taking up much of their recent time. Being able to create the sound they share is the main focus for the young duo.