Saturday, December 6th, 2008
[ K O N T R O L ]
minimal techno + avant house
every 1st Saturday at The Endup
featuring from Berlin:
CASSY - 3 hour DJ set
(panoramabar . perlon . uzuri . m_nus)
(playhouse . dessous . mental groove)
After growing up a musically-oriented child in London and
Vienna, Cassy Britton moved to Berlin in 2003 to pursue a
full time career in music and hasn't looked back. In the
years since, she has produced two EPs for Perlon,
founded her own "Cassy" label, landed a residence at
Berlin's famed Panoramabar (also mixing their first ever
compilation), and collaborated with the likes of Ricardo
Villalobos, Luciano, Mathew Jonson, Steve Bug, and
Swayzak. Known for her smooth and soulful fusing of deep
house and minimal grooves, we are excited and honored to
introduce Cassy to SF with a 3 hour (100% vinyl!) West
Coast debut set.
plus special guests:
MONOCLE - Live PA
(racecar productions . nightlight music)
Monocle is the collaborative live project of Christina
Chatfield and Danny Patterson, two award-winning sound
designers that met while studying music technology at
the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Upon graduating
they relocated to SF, where they continue to write music
and perform together, and have produced tracks for
Racecar Productions and Alland's own Nightlight Music.
After a few months in hiding, they are pleased to debut an
all new live set for [KONTROL] that is sure to turn heads.
with [KONTROL] residents:
ALLAND BYALLO (nightlight . auralism . leibe*detail)
SAMMY D (dirtybird . utensil . magnificent 7)
NIKOLA BAYTALA (s.w.a.t. . robsoul . junior boys own)
CRAIG KUNA (platform . esdjco)
401 6th St @ Harrison, SF
10pm - 6am / 21+ / $15 til 2am
FREE before 11pm!
Full bios, pics and FREE music:
[KONTROL] on MySpace:
Catherine Britton aka Cassy left England for Austria with her Caribbean father and Austrian mother in 1975. She spent her childhood in Vienna and Lower Austria learning to sing and studying music at an early age. After studying drama and acting in London for three years she returned to her hometown of Vienna and began working in the theatre. But she soon gave up acting when she realised she couldn't stand the profession.
Her first professional step into the electronic music world was as a vocalist for Elin aka Autorepeat on 'Music Takes Me Higher' on Sabotage Records. Electric Indigo was able to convince Cassy to not only involve herself as a singer but to learn how to mix records.
After her first DJ gigs in Vienna, Munich and further productions, she met Dave the Hustler in Geneva where they started working on a collaborative project for Mental Groove, Cassy & Dave the Hustler. Geneva was also where she met Luciano, co-producing 'La Ondita' on his album 'Blind Behaviour'. She also co-produced 'Alpine Rocket' with Mathew Jonson for Perlon.
With her move to Berlin in March 2003, inspired by the clubscene and the numerous number of artists living there and the abundance of the music she fell in love with, she started becoming increasingly active in Berlin’s club scene and shortly after, became involved in projects with artists such as Steve Bug and Ricardo Villalobos. She also started her solo project, producing and singing.
Since then, she has founded her own label, "Cassy", where she will be concentrating on releasing her own music, and she has recently finished her first mix compilation for Berlin’s Panoramabar, her club residency.
Cassy on MySpace (with music samples):
Ibiza-Voice interview w/ Cassy:
Ibiza Voice Podcast - Live at Rex Club, Paris 04.19.08
Live at Panoramabar, Berlin 11.10.07 (streaming)
Cassy's most popular tracks on BeatPort:
Live @ DEMF 2008, Detroit:
Live @ Pawnshop, Miami WMC 2007:
Interview with Cassy:
Monocle is a collaboration between two award-winning sound designers, Christina Chatfield and Danny Patterson. The duo first met at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts where they both studied music technology. What began as a collaboration for class blossomed into a full-fledged live PA and production team.
Originally from the Midwest, Christina's musical tastes were heavily influenced by the sounds of nearby Detroit and Chicago. After spending her teenage years at various electronic music events, she knew she wanted to take her interest in the music to a higher level. With several years of classical music training under her belt and a lifelong fascination with sound design, Christina began studying music synthesis at Berklee in 2004. In 2006 she was the recipient of the Laurie Anderson Women in Music Technology award for her outstanding work at the college. In addition to developing her many music projects--which include her solo productions as Anitserk and collaborations with other artists in the works--Christina produces sound design for visual media.
Danny hails from northern Florida where he was surrounded by computers since early childhood. He began working with electronic music production as early as 13 years old and hasn't stopped since. Danny's impressive resume already boasts music production credits for his work on an Academy Award-winning film and a top-selling Playstation game. Having previously studied computer science, Danny is also a skilled programmer, often turning to programming platforms like Supercollider and Composers Desktop Project to further create and manipulate sound. In addition to working on his solo techno debut as Coupler, Danny is currently putting his programming talents to use as a software engineer developing music applications.
Monocle's debut release Dilleniidae (May 2007, Racecar Productions) was an immediate success, drawing praise and plays from high-profile corners. Shortly after its release, Dilleniidae appeared on several minimal download charts, climbing to number 2 on Dance Tracks Digital and securing a place in the top 40 on Juno Records.
Monocle's tracks expose listeners to a diverse spectrum of beats, ranging anywhere from dark minimalist soundscapes to thoughtful analog melodies with a groove. Both producers interject their own unique sound while effortlessly blending together, resulting in dance music that conveys a deep understanding of production and composition.
Monocle on MySpace (with music samples and discography):
Famous Sunglasses (recent live set):
Monocle - Live PA @ Aural Therapy 4.0, San Francisco 08.16.08
Official Website: http://www.kontrolsf.com
Added by godivanikita on December 1, 2008