Matthias Heilbronn (Poker Flat, Pata De Perro Music | NYC)
Jimmy B (VOX | San Francisco)
Larry Gonnello Jr. (Boombox Affair | San Francisco)
Joel Conway (Black Pancake Records | San Francisco)
Housepitality has been trying to book Matthias "Matty" Heilbronn for some time, and the moment has finally arrived. Even if you aren't aware of it, you've probably heard a track or remix by Matthias, such is the extent of his output. Always in demand as a remixer, his talent both behind the decks and in the studio has led to his playing in almost all of the biggest clubs around the world (Ministry of Sound, Fabric, The End, Pacha, Es Paradis, Space, to name a few). We are honored to have him play at our intimate Wednesday night party.
Jimmy B is a busy man in our San Francisco house music underground. In between his work at SF's Monarch night club, his many DJ bookings (both underground and above ground), and promoting his party VOX, he has found time to become a veritable mastermind of the decks, and his recent sets at Burning Man and around SF have shown a true understanding of what it takes to get us (and keep us) dancing.
Finally, to open our night, we've booked yet another local hero for his Housepitality debut: Larry Gonnello Jr. Larry is the man behind SF's now-infamous Boombox Affair parties, which are characterized by a devotion to house and techno music, a slightly renegade approach to throwing events, and, last but not least, an array of old skool boomboxes (ghettoblasters) which are wired into a battery-powered PA system, and set up in various picturesque spots around the Bay Area. These parties have been attracting attention, both for the quality of their music, and for the beautiful locations in which they have been set. Larry is a devoted member of our underground, and also one of SF's most underappreciated vinyl DJs. We are so happy to finally have him play for us.
Groove lounge duties go to Joel Conway, aka Leo Jay, the man whose record collection barely leaves any space leftover for a bed in his room (I've seen it). This is what happens when someone has a thirst for vinyl so bad it resembles an addiction, and when that person also happens to work at a vinyl record store (Black Pancake records). As always, when we book Joel, we have confidence that he will arrive with the right selection of black vinyl goodies, and will keep the room going all night long.
Matthias Heilbronn is one of the world’s best and best-known DJ/Producers. He’s produced and remixed internationally known hits throughout his career and earned a string of awards for his DJing, production, remixing and editing. Matthias’ DJing takes him around the globe. He plays in the true spirit of house, taking dance floors on an eclectic musical journey through a wide spectrum of sounds and genres.
Matthias has spun at the world’s top clubs and festivals. You may have caught him in New York playing at Limelight, Soundfactory Bar, Twilo or Body & Soul. Or possibly in the UK, at Ministry of Sound, Fabric, The End, Hard Times or The Southport Weekender. In Ibiza, he’s played Pacha, Es Paradis and Space. Lux, Pacha, Vaticano and Soundplanet in Portugal, Spacelab Yellow, Air and Precious Hall, in Japan, Zouk in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Kee Club and Dragon Eye in Hong Kong, Ku De Ta in Bali, Cocoon in Germany, and throughout Italy including the legendary Angels Of Love.
Matthias Heilbronn was born and raised in Germany and established successful club nights as a DJ in Bremen, Hamburg and Berlin before the age of 20. He moved to New York in ’89 to pursue a career in the music industry. While DJing at legendary clubs as Nell’s, Palladium and Club USA, Matthias trained to become a sound engineer at Francois K’s, Axis Studios. He quickly learned editing and programming and soon became the top in-house editor at Axis, earning Platinum and Gold records for such artists as SWV, Michael Jackson, Madonna and Sting.
He began producing his own music in 1993 and soon became an established name in the New York House Music scene. His first hit was under the moniker Deep Zone. “It’s Gonna Be Alright” by Deep Zone feat. Ceybil Jeffries went to #1. By the mid nineties, Matthias had become an in demand remixer and producer on both sides of the Atlantic, working with artists such as Erasure, Soul II Soul, Christal Waters, Bootsy Collins, Blue Six, Lauren Hill and Tieschwarz and proceeded to work with a veritable who’s who of top record labels like Defected, Pokerflat, Nervous, King Street, Wave Music, NRK and Compost.
In 2007, Matthias established Pata De Perro Music, an independent record label focused on releasing his own music and collaborations with other artists and producers.
In 2010, Matthias was more in demand then ever, producing remixes for Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, Musiq Soulchild, Alicia Keys, Maxwell, Beyonce, Solange, Michelle Williams, Donna Summer, Labelle, Kelly Rowland, Johnny Cash, Ultra Nate, Stevie Nicks and Craig David. Matthias’ DJ travels in 2010 took him across the globe, from Berlin to Hong Kong, Italy and Bali, spinning his signature eclectic mix across musical boundaries.
Matthias Heilbronn Media, which crafts custom musical solutions for television, web, video film and gaming was also launched in 2010. MHM recently produced the music for a national advertising campaign for Rums of Puerto Rico amongst other innovative commercials and media initiatives.
2011 is promising to be another exciting year. Matthias wrote and produced the upcoming single for legendary singer Sybil - “Troubled Waters”, to be released on Ultra Nate’s Deep Sugar imprint through Strictly Rhythm. Matthias Heilbronn & Joeski feat. Theory - “My Fix”, an old school Chicago “banger” was signed by SAW head honcho Satoshi Tomiie and is already gaining huge recognotion by the likes of Laurent Garnier. An artist album with Abstract Truth’s singer Monique Bingham is in its finishing stages and a compilation of recent releases of Matthias & Joeski entitled “The Sounds Of BQE” will be released on Todd Terry’s Inhouse Records in February.
His remix for Todd’s mega hit “”Samba” by House Of Gypsy’s is set to be released for the 2011 Winter Music Conference in Miami, where he will be spinning alongside Todd and Joeski at various gigs and Matthias & Joeski are producing an album of new material by including collaborations with house music legend Robert Owens and Dirty Vegas’ Steve Smith to name but a few. The two were also commissioned to remix the first two singles of Robert Owens artist album on Compost entitled “Rise” & “Unique”, to be released in early 2011.
Larry Gonnello Jr.
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