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JB 69 - O Dançarino Faz Anos
Akufen, from the french word acouphène, meaning tinnitus, or ringing in the hears. That's the name chosen by Canadian Marc Leclair for his minimal cut up experiments applied to the dancefloor, a genre that became known as micro-house. My Way, his debut album, is, at core, a sampling exercise that uses found sounds from the radio, more than 2000 tiny particles of random FM broadcasting stations, cleverly worked into a 4/4 beat pattern that has killer effect on the dancefloor. The album's influence was infectious. My way is viewed as a surgical sampling master piece and Leclair as a careful sound cientist, even though his pictures at the time portrayed him as a bloody mad butcher. Le Clair is still obsessed with details but let go of labels and moved on, as Akufen and under other guises (like Horror Inc). He never lost interest in experimenting with sound and grooves that defie the brains and stick to the body and that's all over recent tracks like "Make Baggels Not War" ou "The Sketchiest Sandwich in Town", proof that Akufen's methods and sense of humor are as sharp as ever.
Tokyo, 1989. A DJ is born. Junkie Inoue is parte of a lineage of DJs known as impeccable diggers. Be it on the internet going through the backcatalogue of an obscure label or getting his hands dirty at a physical store, Inoue gathered, and continues to gather, a collection of dance music which allows him to carve his personal identity and present a musical narrative that is his reinterpretation of genres and eras.
A part of Toi.Toi Musik, the agency where we can also find key players such as Akufen, his partner for the night, Daniel Bell or LoSoul, his peers in the city he now calls home, London, tend to call him “Machine”. It’s a statement of his precision, technique going hand in hand with a profound knowledge of the music he plays, having dedicated his whole life to it. It’s his debut here at Lux and a golden occasion to release our ears – and bodies – to Junki Inoue’s craftsmanship.