Saturday, May 3rd, 2008
[ K O N T R O L ]
minimal techno + avant house
every 1st Saturday at The Endup
featuring from Madrid, Spain:
ALEX UNDER ** 2 hour live PA **
Plus 8 . Trapez . CMYK Musik . Apnea
The last time Alex Under played for us, his intense aural onslaught
had the Endup crowd going absolutely mental, and prompted
resident Alland Byallo to name it in an online interview as the best
live PA he's ever seen. We are therefore supremely excited to
welcome this talented young producer and label owner back for
another sweat-soaked dancefloor pummeling before he heads to
Detroit for a headlining set at this year's DEMF.
and from Stockholm, Sweden:
AGARIC aka Patrik Skoog ** 2 hour live PA **
We Are . Leibe*Detail . Drumcode . Syndikaat
Patrik Skoog began producing in the 90's, originally focusing on
a harder techno sound which brought him global notoriety.
These days he goes by Agaric, an alias with which he delves into
the slower, deeper realms of techno and house. With over a
decade of production experience and more than 100 vinyl
releases to his name, his extended live performance is sure to
excite chin-strokers and rug-cutters alike.
plus special guest:
MYLES EGNER ( s.w.a.t . platform . tweekin' )
with resident DJs:
NIKOLA BAYTALA ( robsoul . junior boys own . s.w.a.t. )
SAMMY D ( classic . dirtybird . utensil )
CRAIG KUNA ( platform . esdjco )
401 6th St @ Harrison, SF
10pm - 8am / 21+ / $15
FREE until 11pm!
Full bios, pics and lots FREE music:
[KONTROL] on MySpace:
ALEX UNDER (aka Friendly People, Musica Charlista)
The deepest meaning of 'collage', defined by Max Ernst, is the general application of Arthur Rimabaud's 'delirium': "I accustomed myself to simple hallucination; I saw quite deliberately a mosque instead of a factory, a drummer's school conducted by angels, carriages on the highways of the sky, a salon at the bottom of a lake: monsters, mysteries, a vaudeville poster raising horrors before my eyes." We could describe collage as an alchemic compound of two or more heterogeneous elements, derivate by their unexpected approximation generated deliberately by the search of systematic confusion and distorted perception.
That's Alex Under's musical universe. Based in Madrid, this producer is the 'CMYK' label manager. He is also one of the men behind 'Apnea' and 'Bemysheep', and one of the founders of Net28 (the network behind these labels and others like 'CyclicalTracks' and 'Pulpa'). Alex Under confirmed himself as the new reality of the best international techno, sometimes being minimal and deep, sometimes hard and aggressive, but always original. He creates a sonic collage combining techno, trance and house elements while he constructs complex rhythms that arise from the dancefloor, taking the listeners to a higher level where emotions, depth, mind & body blend in a unique equation. Alex Under will intrigue beyond your perception.
Alex Under's website:
Alex Under's discography:
CMYK on MySpace:
Alex Under - El Encuentro (Plus 8)
Friendly People - 99.9 (Apnea)
Alex Under music samples on BeatPort:
Alex Under - Live @ [KONTROL], March 3, 2007
AGARIC (aka Patrik Skoog, Headroom)
After working together with Niklas Ehrlin and Henrik Larsson on their main and well known project in the 90's, Headroom, Patrik Skoog began a solo project, darker and more tribal-techno influenced in comparison to the collaborations. After releasing the first output on German and American labels, he then decided to set up Native Diffusion records for these type of tracks. This focused mainly on Patrik's own productions, but also showcased remixes from the likes of Damon Wild, W.J. Henze, Inigo Kennedy, Slobodan, Takaaki Itoh & Hardcell. As of 2003 and 2004 other talent started to appear on the label as well, respected producers and newcomers to the techno scene alike. 2004 also saw Headroom´s debut release on the classic New York-label Synewave getting licensed to the "Exhibitionist" CD and DVD compilation, compiled and mixed by world renowned DJ Jeff Mills, and as the popularity of their style of techno increased over the last years, remix offers also dropped in frequently. Patrik did one for fellow Swede Adam Beyer on his now classic Drumcode imprint, which shortly thereafter lead to more releases on Drumcode, and its sublabel Truesoul.
Being a technical DJ with great sense for momentum and track selection, Skoog has played and continues to play praised gigs in the US, UK, North- and South America and all across Europe. In early 2005 a new project was found in "Agaric" where he explores the slower, deeper realms of techno and house and with productions on his well-received label project named "We Are". As Agaric, Patrik has gained appreciation from high-ranking peers, and fans have seen a big change in performances as well as track work, where he evolves further and further away from playing the typical "hard" sound for which he was known, and more often than not performs a deeper variety of tracks that hints at a modern take on early influences like Robert Hood, Wolfgang Voigt. and Plastikman, still with high intensity and groove. In 2006, the Native Diffusion label was put on ice, ending after six years at number 19 in the series, and Patrik started to perform live acts all over the world with the Agaric project--premiering at one of the leading festivals for innovative electronic music in the Nordic countries, Public Service.
In 2007, nearly a decade after his debut on the Loop label and over one hundred vinyl releases later, Agaric relocated to and got involved in the ever-evolving electronic music scene in Berlin, Germany, where he now resides. His highly-anticipated appearance at [KONTROL] will be one of only a handfull of North American performances, including stops in NYC, LA, Chicago and Detroit.
Agaric on MySpace:
We Are Records Website:
Patrick Skoog - recent live PA broadcast on Hardsignal Radio:
Agaric - Live PA in Austin, Texas - 2006
Myles Egner grew up in a small town in Iowa and was turned on to the "future house sound of Chicago" at a young age. By age 14 he started mixing with his brother DJ Rin, playing deep house and ghetto house while attending warehouse parties in Chicago on the weekends and being influenced by people like Gene Farris, Paul Johnson, DJ Traxx, and DJ Funk.
After moving to SF in '94, Myles linked up with S.W.A.T. (Nikola Baytala, Kwai le Chief, and DJ Rasoul), sat in on studio sessions whenever there was an empty seat, and soon found himself a resident at their long-running Friday night weekly at SF's legendary house club The Top. Over the years Myles has moved away from and returned to SF several times, working in four different record stores along the way: Housewares (SF), Aaron's Records and Beat Non Stop (LA), and most recently Tweekin' Records (SF). His many hours logged in these shops gave him the opportunity to soak in boundless influences and of course pick up an arsenal of heaters, from house to minimal to hard techno. His uncontested skills behind the decks have landed him gigs alongside talent including Kenny Larkin, Octave One, Boo Williams, K. Alexi, Christian Bloch, JPLS, and more.
Myles is currently making a mark on the Bay Area techno scene as a resident at Platform, Bureau, and Wish, where he can always be counted on to bring a unique style of "beating the box". Be it house, minimal, or banging techno, this talented young man is surely one to look out for.
Myles Egner on MySpace:
Myles Egner - Gilbert Street (160kbs mp3 - 65mins)
Official Website: http://www.kontrolsf.com
Added by godivanikita on April 29, 2008