Saturday, February 5th, 2011
[ K O N T R O L ]
minimal techno + avant house
every 1st Saturday at The Endup
featuring from Berlin:
::: HEIKO LAUX :::
Kanzleramt ~ Tresor ~ Rejected
U-Turn ~ Suol ~ i220 ~ Synewave
::: SOULPHICTION (aka Jackmate) :::
Philpot ~ Sonar Kolllektiv ~ Freude am Tanzen
Perlon ~ Poker Flat ~ Playhouse ~ Pampa
and special guest from Houston:
::: HENRY CHOW :::
Crossroads ~ Harmonious Dischord ~ Zenit
with [KONTROL] residents:
CRAIG KUNA (Mothership . Platform . ESDJCO)
SAMMY D (Classic . Dirtybird . Utensil . Magnificent 7)
NIKOLA BAYTALA (S.W.A.T. . Robsoul . Junior Boys Own)
401 6th St @ Harrison, SF
10pm - 6am / 21+ / $20
FREE before 11pm!
Heiko Laux... DJ, producer, and founder of influential German imprint Kanzleramt, a techno lover's label that has provided a home for Lauxís prolific output. Heiko is one of the few producers in electronic music that has retained high levels of both quality and quantity. Through his label heís released tracks by Johannes Heil, Christian Morgenstern, Dave Ellesmer, Fabrice Lig, and Anthony Rother. Laux is known for experimental techno that is often acidic and ambient, branching out from his minimal roots, making techno that makes it in nearly every DJís bag.
Over the years, In addition to his releases on Kanzleramt, he released tracks through labels such as Richard Bartz's Kurbel, i220 , Tresor, and Deep Dish's Yoshitoshi. He expanded Kanzleramt, creating the sub-labels U-Turn and K20, and released a few rare EPs as Apathism. In the late '90s he began releasing full-length projects that found him exploring different styles of techno: the There Is No End collection, the Old School Street album on i220, the Apathism compilation, and albums for Kanzleramt such as Liquidism, Sense Fiction, and Ornaments.
AUDIO: Recent DJ Set
VIDEO: Live in Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Hailing from Stuttgart in Germany, Michel Baumann (aka Jackmate, Soulphiction and also part of Manmadescience) has been steadily churning out quality electronic music since 1996. Baumann has released music on many respected labels such as: Morris Audio, Perlon, Freude Am Tanzen & Sonar Kollektiv. Although his various guises take him into different directions (from house to techno to hip hop), the trademark behind all his sounds is the skillful interpretation of soul and jazz in a modern electronic context. Melding Detroit and Chicago influences with modern German house and techno sensibilities. On first listen, one can hear the attention to detail and technical care Michel puts into his work, but his sound is far from sterile and dry. Baumann's songs never forgets the groove and in this sense, coupled with the fact that he was doing this way before the current deep house revival trend in Europe, Michel's music has a depth and authenticity not found in many of his contemporaries. Besides the aforementioned labels he has released for, Baumann also runs the Philpot and Phil E labels with partner Tobi Ettle ("Philpot" being Larry Levan's real last name is more soulful and open format while Phil E is more techno based) releasing his own work as well as like-minded producers such as Reggie Dokes, DJ Koze and Move D. ~ (Bio courtesy of Deep Transmissions, Toronto)
RA Feature on Jackmate:
AUDIO: DJ sets + podcasts on Soundcloud
VIDEO: Interview with Michel Baumann
Henry Chow's productions lie at the musical intersection of a fine souffle and the most thorough TSA security groping. Always known for timeless, funky bass lines and outer space melodies, Henry started the DJ voyage in 1996. With his b-boy roots, his music interests started with hip hop, funk, and rare grooves, and expanded to include house, drum 'n bass, and eventually techno. He began buying techno music for Chemistry Records, where record store employee Tim Xavier would sneak Chow records to listen to.
By the turn of the millennium, he had started playing on the MKULTRA radio show on Rice University's KTRU 91.7 FM on a regular basis, and then moved on to throwing a string of warehouse parties featuring his raw, percussion-driven techno sound. Along the way, Henry released records on, among other labels, Marco Carola's Zenit imprint, affording him a few trips across the States and overseas.
With his mind blown by one fateful visit to the Robert Johnson club during a tour through Germany, Henry came back to Houston to set the stage for what would eventually become a new musical direction in the studio, and a new series of events under the name Crossroads along with his friend Sasha Braverman. Together they have hosted one of Texas' longest running monthly parties, bringing to town some of the best talent from around the world.
Constantly reuniting new and classic sounds, Henry's DJ sets keep dance floors captivated and moving all night long.
AUDIO: "Til The Night Is Gone" - Promo Mix 2010
Added by godivanikita on February 1, 2011