Friday, September 30th
Special guest DJ
CHRIS DUCKENFIELD / SWAG/ UK
Opening set by Stadenco (NYC).
ABOUT CHRIS DUCKENFIELD/ SWAG:
Chris began his addiction to music with early Hip Hop and Electro, and was later inspired by the Sheffield illegal party scene of the late eighties, and the eclectic, soulful sets of the Forgemasters.
Chris has been playing music as a DJ since 1989, keen to play the music he heard outside his home town, alongside the by now famous 'Sheffield sound'. His first residency was at the Limit club in Sheffield, the night went from 150 to 1200 people in three weeks, and became something of a legendary event.
In 1991 Chris began releasing his own music (along with former DJ buddy Richard Benson), first on the Warp affiliated Nucleus label and later on the Warp label itself. Richard Brown was, at the same time working with DJ Nick Simpson, together they released a white label called "Can't Take It" under the name Rhythm Invention. The track became an instant club anthem and was promptly signed to Warp Records after Chris brought it to their attention. This was followed by two more releases, and the well received "Inventures in wonderland" album. Richard's musical history goes back further however, with a considerable contribution to the Wakefield punk scene along with the likes of Back 2 Basics founder Dave Beer and DJ James Holroyd.
With the Warp label often calling on Richard's considerable studio expertise, it seemed inevitable that Chris's RAC project would be engineered and co-produced by Richard, this was the start of a long and extraordinary production relationship, which has seen them introduce their acclaimed SWAG sound to the world.
Their Live/DJ set has rocked clubs from Tokyo to Madrid, not forgetting legendary UK events like Fabric, Back 2 Basics and the Sub Club, this and the modest chalking up of over 30 releases together as well a growing list of remixes for artists like Bjork, Ian Pooley, Herbert and Blaze.
Chris continues to hold down residencies at SCUBA in Sheffield, The Room in Madrid and Monza in Frankfurt, as well as traveling the world every weekend and occasionally endulging his Journalistic abilities by providing reviews of new releases for the UK's premier Dance Music magazine; Jockey Slut.
In the Aqua Room:
Jeannie Hopper from Liquid Sound Lounge will be joining Tim "Love" Lee in the decks.
Doors open at 10pm
Cover: $15 or $10 on the reduced list...to get on the list email [email protected]
MOVIDA is located on 28 7th Ave South (between Leroy & Bedford)
Added by norah on September 30, 2005