Friday, March 15th • Bar opens 8PM, Green Room 9PM, Club 10PM.
Advance Tickets on sale Friday, February 22nd (2/22) @ noon.
Derived from the Japanese word for "agency," Paris-based label, record store and booking agency Yoyaku has been making waves in the French minimal scene since 2013.
On this night, co-founder Varhat teams up with label mate Janeret for an extended b2b set in the Club Level. Keenan Orr and Sarah Myers hold it down in the Green Room.
UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the scope of our control, Janeret can not join us tonight. Fear not, the show goes on and we're blessed to have Positive Sweat founder Morgan take the decks. Originally from Australia, Morgan is currently based in NYC. With many years of international touring under her belt, Morgan is a force to be reckoned with.
Club Level: Yoyaku Showcase
Varhat (Yoyaku | Paris)
Morgan (Positive Sweat, Desolat | NYC)
Edo ( Flash | DC )
Keenan Orr (Sleaze | DC)
Sarah Myers (Flash | DC)
Team Zapata (Brutal Disco | DC)
Mickael Jeanneret is one of a handful of talented rising French
DJ-producers signed to Yoyaku, the Paris-based record label, record
store, and booking agency. As Janeret, he performs regularly through
Europe, but has also toured through Japan, Australia, and the
Americas, acknowledged for his energetic sets that incorporate
minimal house and breaks. He’s also widely known for his production
work: a steady stream of exceptional EPs have established him as
“pretty much a purchase-on-sight artist, which is a rarity,” writes
one Discogs user.
Janeret grew up in Grenoble, a city in south-eastern France, but has
called Paris home since 2010. It was around this time that he began
“taking production seriously,” he explains; his earliest experiments
had started several years earlier. He marked his relocation to the
French capital with a slew of releases on various imprints, but it
wasn’t until 2015’s Heat EP that Janeret began to feel comfortable
with his production methods and style, a smooth take on deep house
with a solid groove.
The reception of these early works saw Janeret sign to Yoyaku, now a
flag-bearer of the French minimal music scene. Under the supervision
of Varhat and Benjamin Belaga, the two co-founders, Yoyaku has
launched a number of sub-labels through which Janeret and his peers
have released, including YYK no label and AKU.
Elsewhere, Janeret also heads up Joule Imprint through which he has
released music from Teluric and Roger Gerressen, among others.
Janeret launched the label with his 2016 Bright EP which featured a
Illustrious French producer Varhat has been creating music for years, crafting his sound through painstaking dedication. He has built up a technical skill set, incorporating modular synths and various analogue systems that enable him to experiment and generate new ideas on the fly. His love for the music doesn’t end in the studio - his time away from this space is often spent avidly digging for records. This passion eventually spawned another path for Varhat as he now co-owns the Yoyaku record store in Paris. Additionally, Varhat has launched several other projects such as the AKU record label, where he lends his strong sound engineering and mastering skills.
Varhat has no limits when it comes to music and is always taking on new challenges, pushing boundaries to broaden his soundscape and continuing to build on his eclectic catalogue.
Fri, 15 Mar 2019