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Subject at POGO
Saturday February 23rd
at The Twisted Pepper
NORMAN NODGE [Berghain - Berlin] - 3 Hour Set
David O'Sullivan [Subject]
SAN SODA [FCL/We Play House] - 4 Hour Set
Doors: 11pm / Adm: e12/e13/15. Advance tickets from:
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San Soda - www.weplayhouserecordings.com
San Soda was raised on a parental diet of The Beatles and Queen. So it was only quite natural for him to progress into mainstream music. He joined a local radio station in his teens and pretty soon became a DJ playing bigger mainstream functions and local youth parties.
At age 18 he visited the Clues bar in his home town, quite unaware that this little place had been the breeding ground for all kinds of underground music for years. On that very night he visited, none other than Chicago legend Tyree Cooper was jacking the place up, invited by long time Clues resident and leading Belgian house DJ Red D. San Soda’s musical world was turned inside out on the spot and he hasn’t looked back since.
The internet allowed him to explore this compelling new music and pretty soon he discovered Theo Parrish, Jus Ed and Omar S, which in turn led to more discoveries in Chicago house, New York deep house, soul, hip hop and funk. In short, good black music in general and the notion that music would truly rule his life from now on.
It was only a logical step from devouring this music to making it. As with most producers it took a while for San Soda to get going properly, but one demo he handed out to his team mate Red D – with whom he had gotten on very good musical terms - in the dressing room of their football team changed all that. Red D had been toying with the idea to start his own record label, and the music San Soda gave him was the final trigger: We Play House Recordings was born and set up as an exclusive home for San Soda’s music and any like-minded producer that would cross the path of San Soda and Red D.
Since its inception We Play House Recordings and especially San Soda have caused quite a stirr in the house music world. Getting praise and play from people like Jimpster, Ame, Deetron, Reggie Dokes and many, many more. The various San Soda E.P.’s (Limited Gear, Super Pim Pam Pet, Immers & Daarentegen Album Sampler) have all been well-received, and much more could be said about the ‘Vocals For Everyone E.P.’ released by FCL, the collaboration between San Soda and Red D. Featured tracks ‘Let’s Go’ and ‘More Than Seven’ both became huge club hits and have been dominating charts, parties and playlist for the whole of 2010.
All this has culminated in San Soda’s debut album released in October 2010 on a double CD format (album + bonus WPH mix by label boss Red D) and a limited vinyl + CD format. Aptly entitled ‘Immers & Daarentegen’ the album goes well beyond ‘just’ house and incorporates elements from a wide range of music styles, all with that unmistakeable warmth and depth that has become a main feature of everything San Soda touches.
A bunch of remixes followed suit: San Soda remix of André Lodemann on Freerange, an FCL remix of Stuffa’s ‘Proof’ on Trunkfunk, which was recently licensed by Defected, and more remixes on Composite, Kolour, Derwin, etc.
'More Vocals For Everyone E.P', the follow up to the acclaimed ‘Vocals For Everyone E.P.’, was released earlier this year on WPH, in addition to a brand new San Soda E.P. entitled 'Toch Al De Vijfde', both of which will give an idea of the upcoming FCL album for 2012. With past and future gigs in Panoramabar, a much acclaimed performance on Sonar, a temporary move to Berlin and around-the-world bookings in Canada, the US and many European countries it is safe to say that San Soda’s take on house and good music in general will stay in the picture for a little while longer...
Norman Nodge - http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/normannodge
Norman Nodge has been a resident DJ at Berghain since 2005. Being a life-long music lover, DJ and promoter of his own parties during the 90s, Norman achieved his current status as Berlin’s secret weapon for serious techno. Born in East German Leipzig, raised in Brandenburg, Norman got bitten by the techno bug after the wall came down. In 1994 he started to promote several events and launched his career as a DJ. At these parties, he got to know Marcel Fengler and Marcel Dettmann and literally became their mentor for all things techno.
At the end of the 90s, Nodge backed out of the local nightlife in order to focus on becoming a lawyer and starting a family. Five years ago, Marcel Dettmann pitched him to Berghain’s management and he returned to DJing and became a resident instantaneously. Since then, he plays Berghain once a month, specialising in the almost forgotten art of warming up at the beginning of a night. In 2005 he also started to produce his own tracks. His maturity proved to be very beneficial in terms of his artistic vision, as he made up his mind about what he likes and what not a long time ago already. Unsurprisingly, his outings on Dettmann’s MDR label, as well as his track „Native Rhythm Electric“ for OstGut Ton left a deep impression with headstrong techno lovers. With his dusty funk, static hiss and the rich thump of his kick drums, he managed to get himself recognised as one of techno’s more unique auteurs.
Norman Nodge cites Detroit techno (Jeff Mills, Rob Hood, 430 West), Chicago House (Relief, Dance Mania) and Techno (Luke Slater, Peacefrog, Mark Broom) as his most essential influences. Hence, it is not surprising that he fuses the old with the new and the soft with the tough when he plays out. „It is my goal as a DJ to make people dance withought walking on trodden paths of recent trends. I want to sensitize dancers for unusual sounds, old and new.“
On the 22nd of October 2012 OstGut Ton released Norman Nodge's first Mix CD in the Berghain series: Berghain 06. This date at Subject/POGO at The Twisted Pepper coincides with the Mix CD release.
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