March 6th, 2010

10 February, 2010

Once again we are proud of the diverse line-up that will unite on one dancefloor the artists who lead the way in their respective genres.

It’s safe to say that Terrence Dixon is one of the originators of Detroit minimal techno. Although not as universally famous as Robert Hood, Terrence released his first works on Utensil Records at the same time as Robert and helped to define the sound that has since travelled across the ocean and mutated sometimes beyond recognition, tied to its roots only by the ethos of getting maximal result by minimal means. Terrence’s compositions are as bent as they get, often with swirls of dark melodies circling the simple but powerful beat. However his DJ sets these days can be pretty far from that. Last summer Terrence played a midnight set at our impromptu rooftop party in Bushwick and surprised everyone with an upbeat house set that was perfect for a hot June night. Something tells us this time we will get to hear his darker late-night side.

You should be familiar with Fred P by now – if you haven’t caught one of his deeper-than-deep DJ sets at the Bunker or House’N’Home, the name Black Jazz Consortium may ring a bell – Fred has been producing records under this moniker for a few years now, and the excellent results include “Structure”, which was featured as one of 2009’s best albums by residentadvisor.net and littlewhiteearbuds.com; as well as recent collaboration with Reagenz (Move D & Jonah Sharp) on Workshop records. We are a bunch of Fred fan-boys (plus one girl) and are very happy to finally feature him at our event.

Runaway, a collaborative project of Marcos Cabral and Jaques Renault, has become more and more prominent on the music radar in the past few years. While one of them was influenced by styles as diverse as classical music, post-punk, drum’n’bass and disco, the other was playing Chicago house, latin freestyle and producing minimal techno for the famous Trapez imprint. After meeting in NY and informing each others musical tastes for a few years, they released their first collaboration on local Wurst Edits – right off the bat the tracks were featured in mixes by disco biggies Glimmers and Lindstrom, while ’08 bomb “Brooklyn Club Jam” was so powerful it just had to be released on both DFA and Rekids. The past year has been extremely productive for the duo, with an international tour, releases coming out on Japan’s excellent Mule Musiq, among other labels, and the founding of their own brand new imprint On The Prowl. After hearing Marcos play a great opening set for Rick Wade at our May party, we are excited to experience the combined output of Runaway as DJs.

As always our residents Lenny de la Posso and Helping Hands will represent the signature sound of Noir, while in the opening hours Mike Minogue will be playing a set consisting of disco, jazz and funk gems.

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One Response to “March 6th, 2010”

  1. Mr. Reed says:

    My band would love to play one of your events.

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