Mr.C, Brett Johnson, Derek Marin, Luke vB
Dearest Freqs & Friends,
We hope you're all well.
Thanks to those that came to the first of our 2 Smell The Coffee tour events, our 4th of May party was yet another roaring success, thank you to Maayan Nidam & Raymundo Rodriguez for being such magnificent guests & especially to you for making the atmosphere what it was, your rock.
For part 2 of the Smell The Coffee tour, we feature an all Superfreq label artist line up & it really couldn't be any stronger with 2 debut Superfreq appearances. First we welcome along the legendary Brett Johnson. Brett hails from Dallas Texas from where he's taken his unmistakeable sound around the globe. Since Brett started releasing music in the late 90's, he's been at the forefront of electronic dance music & was one of the innovators of the very sound that we listen to today. When most people were playing organic sounding house & tech house, Brett was leading the way with a pure electronic sound that was edgy & forward thinking yet very musical. Brett's incredible productions have been released on some huge labels as well as some of the more underground labels out there, which include Aesoteric, Seasons, H-Phen, Classic, Magnet, Scenic, Masilla Valley Madness, Séparé, Brique Rouge, Lazy Days, Phreakin, Freerange, Resopal, Hudd Tracks, Frankie, Cynosure, STIR15, .dotbleep, Full Flavour Music & Bang The Box & this year Brett's already released some killer music on Visionquest & Culprit records & has his debut release for Superfreq, which he's recorded with Motor City Soul & includes sick remixes from both himself & the legendary Satoshi Tomiie, due for release on June 8th. Brett's music has been tearing apart Superfreq dance floors since we started throwing events 11 years ago with hits such as Temptations & Lies & Stucco Homes.
As a DJ, Brett seamlessly drifts from deep house to acid to tech house to techno & all with his unmistakeable, electronic signature, yet with more soul & funk than you'll here in most more organic sounding dance tracks.
For our 2nd guest we welcome along the extremely prolific Derek Marin. A drummer turned techno producer, Derek has performed & collaborated with some of the biggest artists in electronic music world like Andrew Fletcher of Depeche Mode, our very own Mr. C, Terry Francis, Carl Craig, Adam X & the Yeah Yeah Yeahs just for starters. His list of works is reaching an uncountable number. Derek is best known for his productions on labels Plastic City, Thoughtless Music & Swag, plus many others like Red Menace, Matter/:form, Surreal, Poodle, Lap Dance, Rhythmic, Sentient Sound, Cove, Preset, Subtrack, Team & Smut. Marin also produces under the monikers Sideview, Platonik, Modest D & many others. In 2004, he established his own imprint, Faucet Music & is now heading the New York via Detroit techno label Subtrak. We won't even go there with all the remixes this man has done & we eagerly await his debut EP for the Superfreq label, which will be released in September with remixes from Alexi Delano & our very own Luke vB.
As a DJ, Derek plays the sexiest of house & tech house, always innovative with his keen forward thinking eye always firmly on the dance floor.
Of course these 2 incredible guests join Mr.C who's would tour has kicked off to an amazing start & Luke vB for yet another night of adult partying high up in the clouds.
In Superfreq label news, Joint Custody's Lights & Buttons EP is now available on vinyl at all quality specialist outlets & is released digitally on the 20th May. Mr.C's Smell The Coffee album is also available digitally & hard copies of the CD are available exclusively at Smell The Coffee tour events & as previously mentioned, the Brett Johnson & Motor City Soul EP, Ile De Sables, will be available digitally available on the 8th of June.
All Superfreq releases are available here: http://www.beatport.com/label/superfreq/31694
As always, we can't wait to see you all on the 1st of June & until then, be well.
Hugs from Superfreq HQ.