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Jean Pierre.Julian Perez.Filsonik
JEAN PIERRE in Association w/
Black Heart Entertainment | H20 | Ciroc Boys | Covert | Creativa | Tribalkids
Bring you the launching of LA MUSICA w/ Special guests:
JULIAN PEREZ (Fathers & Sons | Viva Warriors)
Bio: Julian Perez was born in Valencia, Spain in 1982. There he developed a love for electronic music in the early 90's. Influenced by the old school house grooves, he shaped his style with Imports from Detroit, San Francisco and Chicago. At 16, Julian started DJing as a hobby for friends, thanks to records by MK, Todd Terry, Carl Craig, Chez Damier, Paul Johnson, DJ Sneak.. It was around this time that he first stepped into the clubbing scene and started playing smaller clubs in his hometown.
2006 lead Julian to Ibiza. His fresh & elegant style quickly created an interest and he was approached by promoters from London and Ibiza who offered him an opportunity to play at many clubs there during the summer seasons such us Pacha Hotel, Space, Blu, Ushuaia, Sands, a residency at Salvation parties at Heaven in 2007, a residency in La Plage in 2009, plus various villa parties around Ibiza.
In winter seasons he has traveled to new shores, playing in Argentina, Uruguay, Brasil, Costa Rica, Panama and has been performing at festivals like ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) and Miami for the WMC (Winter Music Conference) label showcases and parties around the conference for the last 4 years.
2010 started a new era for Julian, having played in many clubs around Spain, Greece, Viena, Italy, Amsterdam, London, Philadelphia, Miami and New York. His debut track by the label Lowpitch Records, got to be in the deep house Beatport Top 50 in the first week of its release. With several productions out on labels such as Leftroom, Lowpitch, Recycle and Frankfurt based Two.Birds Records - Julian is without a doubt an artist to keep an eye on.
Artists such as Richie Hawtin, Steve Lawler, Loco Dice, Carl Cox, Marco Carola, Onur Ozer, Raresh, Mathias Kaden, Livio & Roby, Kerri Chandler, Franco Cinelli, The Martinez Brothers, have been playing his unreleased tracks by these labels during the last 2 years.
In 2012 Julian has become a part of Steve Lawler's VIVa MUSiC Crew and he's one of the VIVa Warriors, one of the new and more underground parties of the season, being very present in the label showcases around London, Berlin, Switzerland, Miami, Ibiza...
VIVa Warriors and Julian have been nominated for the best Ibiza party and best artist 2012 by Vicious Music Awards.
Several releases are coming out in the second half of this year, one of the most wanted tracks of the season was his remix of the old anthem "The Night Train", a real hit played by the biggest names over the summer. In addition, Julian is current focusing on his new imprint: "Fathers & Sons Productions", an underground house/techno vinyl-only label with very limited copies. All the releases have been sold out the first week on the market and all of them on first 3 places on top techno viny sells.
Julian has built a solid reputation around the world, building a solid following of fans with his elegantly moving and absorbing groovy style. The best way to get to know and enjoy Julian is to listen to him in his own world behind the decks. His sound now goes well beyond deep and old school house grooves, pushing a unique sound that has continuously provided a soundtrack for some of the worlds best party experiences.
FILSONIK (Gran Manzana | Desolat | Inmotion Music)
Bio: Circo Loco, DC10, Ibiza 2011 marked a strong comeback for New York’s Filsonik after a few quiet years spent in the environs of his home town. As a close artistic collaborator of fellow NYC Puerto Rican artists, The Martinez Brothers, he spent three months filming and traveling with the boys throughout Europe this past summer. Along with The Martinez Brothers, Filsonik played two times at Circo Loco at DC10 this past summer and is looking forward to a 2012 residency in Ibiza with additional appearances at their worldwide events.
Filsonik has a history deeply rooted in the iconic world of New York club music and evolved as a DJ / producer out of a rich NYC house community. Born and raised in the Lower East Side, he grew up on hip hop, latin disco, and reggae music.
He was schooled from age seven as a classical pianist and as such his influences are both street and formal. His childhood neighbors were John Mateo and Eddie Matos, producers on one of the UK’s foremost deep house labels Glasgow Underground and Joe Claussell’s Spiritual Life Music. His first experience of house music was with them in the early 90’s when they asked him to play sessions keys on one of their early tracks.
His career as a producer and DJ took off in 2006 under the umbrella of New York’s veteran house DJ, Timmy Regisford of Club Shelter, a legendary weekly soulful / deep house event that ran for fifteen years. Filsonik’s signature drum programming sound which is quintessentially Latin, rhythmic but yet low-fi appears on many Regisford tracks of that period. Co-productions on Shelter’s label Unrestricted Tracks and Restricted Tracks with Regisford including “Can U” (Unrestricted Access Records), “Basic Track” (Restricted Access Records) and “Movement” (Restricted Tracks Records) set the bar for gritty, underground New York deep house of the mid 2000’s. His remix of Alicia Key’s “POW” (Restricted Access Records) crystalized the sound of New York vocal house circa the mid 2000’s. He also saw the fruits of his labor appear on Osunlade’s Yoruba Records with Nadirah Shakoor “Love Song Part One” (Bahsonik Remix) (Yoruba Records) which was a collaborative effort with the English jazzy house producer Bah Samba.
In 2009 Argy signed the track “Diva Jaguar” for his Berlin based label These Days label and re-released the by now NYC deep house classic “Can U” as a special Argy edit. Shortly thereafter, Argy picked up a second release from Filsonik which landed on his “These Beats” compilation featuring original productions by the likes of Radio Slave and Jerome Sydenham.
As a DJ, his warmups for Regisford’s mammoth 12 hour after hours sets at the club established his name within the international house community as one of the key players in the New York house scene.
In 2006 he joined Dennis Ferrer’s Objektivity crew for a momentous day at New York’s MOMA PS1 series, an outdoors event widely captured on You Tube that also helped launch the careers of his close friends The Martinez Brothers. He has since participated in many Objektivity events as the official opener of the night.
Filsonik is currently building the catalogue of his own label Gran Manzana with his close friend Patrick Grooves.
Look out for 2011 winter releases, one in particular called "Tamur" which will be released on the Desolat X Sampler December 2011,
and also a remix on Lilith's (NL) Master Code ep called "Freak You" coming out on Memoria Recordings Winter 2011..
Stay tuned for future releases & tour dates in a town near you.
Reduced admission on any of the guest lists above.
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