Pender Street Steppers
MOVE & Methods are "back together again" to present a trans-pacific / intercontinental extravaganza featuring four North American sure-fire DJ heavyweights:
THEO PARRISH (USA, Sound Signature)
MARCELLUS PITTMAN (USA, Sound Signature)
PENDER STREET STEPPERS (CA, Mood Hut)
HASHMAN DEEJAY (CA, Future Times)
Celebrating the 20TH ANNIVERSARY of his seminal label SOUND SIGNATURE and representing DETROIT 'til late in the Badlands "Sound Hut":
///// THEO PARRISH /////
MOVE mainstay and Perth favourite Theo Parrish needs no introduction.... ‘Love of the music should be the driving force of any producer, performer or DJ. Everything else stems from that core, that love. With that love, sampling can become a tribute; An expansion on ideas long forgotten, reconstruction, collage. Using the same understanding openly and respectfully can turn DJing into a spiritual participation. It can turn a few hours of selection into essential history; Necessary listening through movement.’ T.Parrish.
///// MARCELLUS PITTMAN /////
Theo's label mate and fellow Detroit native makes his way to Perth for the very first time! When other children were playing combat with G.I. Joe action figures in the early 80’s, Detroit native Marcellus “Malik” Pittman was playing his radio at maximum volume, listening to the sounds of “the Wizzard” and the “Electrifying Mojo”, in addition to the jazz outputs of Rosetta Hines. Shortly thereafter, he released “Essential Selections, Vol. 1” on the Sound Signature label, headed by Theo Parrish. In 1998, Malik forged a working relationship with Rick Wilhite, Theo Parrish and Kenny “Moodymann” Dixon, collectively known as the 3 Chairs. As production artists and selectors, they have helped to define an integral part of the Detroit sound.
&&& holding it down for Vancouver under the stars:
///// PENDER STREET STEPPERS /////
For several years now Pender Street Steppers have been at the centre of Vancouver’s bustlin’ Pender Street music scene! So what is it like to go to a party with the Pender Street Steppers deejaying? When they are behind the turntables, the Steppers are celebrated across the region for their ability to instantly imbibe an atmosphere of love, sensuality and freedom. Not afraid to take you there, dancers can expect to hear anything from deep-dance to riviera-disco, jazz-funk to beat-street loonie bin house and as well as all the exclusive and unreleased material from the Canadian Riviera and beyond
///// HASHMAN DEEJAY /////
Hashman Deejay – a long time staple of Canadian dance label Mood Hut, the monster re-mixer and deep-selector, the many names and faces… Born on idyllic Vancouver Island, British Columbia and now living along the mainland West Coast, Hashman has been producing and deejaying in North America under his own name and as part of different musical outfits for some time now, not to mention being a constant contributor to the regional music community, encouraging, engineering sessions, and remixing artists from the area – said to be affiliated with experimental groups like Aquarian Foundation and Kinetic Electronix – Recent excursions include last year’s chart-topper “On the Inner Plains” as part of the group Ttam Renat, collaborations with London-based Going Good, new releases on Future Times, and the usual steady stream of appearances on Mood Hut – his productions vary in aesthetic but all inhabit the same dream-world with an obtuse yet ecstatic approach to late-night dancefloor music, emphasizing a richly dynamic rhythmic sensibility. DJing style ranges notoriously far and wide.
+++ local legends:
Rok Riley / Ben Taaffe /
Sosi / Megan Lester /
Jeff Jackson & Henry Maxwell
Friday September 21st, Badlands Bar
8pm-3am subject to approval