Saturday, April 5th, 2008
[ K O N T R O L ]
minimal techno + avant-house
every 1st Saturday @ The Endup
featuring from Berlin, Germany:
PAN-POT ( Mobilee . Einmaleins Musik . Clink . CMYK )
From the heart of the Berlin underground, Mobilee's
white-hot DJ/production duo Pan-Pot finally grace the
[KONTROL] decks with an extended set of late night
dancefloor dementia. Having recently been chosen to
release the inaugural full length artist album on
Mobilee, "Pan-O-Rama", as well as being nominated for
"Best Minimal Artist" in the 2008 Beatport Awards,
this is your chance to hear firsthand what all the
fuss is about. Prepare for a night of deep, dark,
surgically precise beats that will have your feet
moving and your head swimming.
plus special guest:
CLINT STEWART ( Auralism Records. Nightlight Music )
In the last couple years Auralism assistant label
manager Clint Stewart has transformed before our eyes
from an enthusiastic new face on the scene to a tried
and true staple of SF's burgeoning techno community.
Bear witness to his prodigious talent with a highly
anticipated set in which Clint promises to "beat it
like a red-headed stepchild!"
with [KONTROL] residents:
ALLAND BYALLO ( Leibe*Detail . Nightlight Music )
NIKOLA BAYTALA ( Robsoul . S.W.A.T. )
SAMMY D ( Dirtybird . Utensil )
CRAIG KUNA ( Platform . ESDJCO )
401 6th St @ Harrison, SF
10pm - 6am / 21+ / $15
FREE until 11pm!
Full bios, pics and FREE music:
[KONTROL] on MySpace:
A pan-pot is a simple, workaday knob, given to side-to-side flip-flopping and not much else. Pan-Pot, on the other hand, are a brilliantly multidimensional Berlin duo currently twisting house and techno fans into rapturous fits.
In just a few short years, Pan-Pot--the duo comprised of Tassilo Ippenberger and Thomas Benedix—-have become a central presence in electronic dance music's most advanced sectors. Their rise parallels that of their home label, Anja Schneider's Mobilee, coming at a time when established categories are breaking down and accepted notions of "minimal" (please) are giving way to an unprecedented degree of dynamism on demanding dancefloors.
Pan-Pot's vinyl debut came in May 2005 with the Popy & Caste EP (mobilee002), featuring two cuts bursting with gritty, dirty funk, as though they'd scraped all the gunk from beneath the knobs of their gear, packed it into a ball and sent it rolling across the nightclub. Since then, in addition to their contribution to the Extra EP (mobilee005 plus), backing Daniel Stefanik's anthemic banger "The Bells," they've released three more EPs on Mobilee (Obscenity, mobilee005; Black Lodge, mobilee012; and What Is What, mobilee023) and two on Einmaleins Musik. Their kinetic, undulating grooves have proved particularly tempting to other producers—-Jesse Rose, Lee Van Dowski, Agnès, Barem and Camea have all taken (pot)shots at reworking the group's tunes—-and their own remixing skills are increasingly in demand: Pan- Pot have put their immediately recognizable spin on tracks by Misc., Anja Schneider & Sebo K, Tim Xavier, Dapayk Solo, Sweet 'n Candy, and Damián Schwartz, among others.
The release of their debut album marks yet another milestone for the group. Appropriately titled Pan-O-Rama, the record—-which has the honor of being the first artist album released on Mobilee—-offers a 360-degree tour of techno at its most twisted, balancing ominous atmospherics with an unusual lightness of touch, and running classic machine music through silicon's digital wringer.
They may name themselves after a piece of gear, but Pan-Pot's music is ultimately about moving bodies, not knobs. Both live and as DJs, Pan-Pot deliver on that promise with sets that rope together crisply minimal, coolly restrained techno and hot and heavy house. Anyone who's ever played with an analog synthesizer knows that all those pots and dials are there to be touched; Pan-Pot reaches out and touches right back—with a love slap from the heart of the Berlin underground.
Pan-Pot on MySpace:
Recent article on Pan-Pot:
Pan-Pot - DJ set, July 2007:
Pan-Pot - Ibiza Voice Podcast:
Pan-Pot partial DJ set + cool hi-speed cam visuals:
Pan-Pot - Live @ Amnesia, Spain 2007
In a sea of heads, Clint Stewart can’t contain his enthusiasm. “It’s an amazing time for dance music,” says the Auralism assistant label manager. “There’s so much good music and an endless list of people making it. It’s inspiring.” The Florida-born DJ / producer / promoter is true to his word, commanding crowds with ease and producing sexy, gauzy cuts that exhort everyone to dance.
Growing up in a home surrounded by the sounds of classical music to classic rock and early blues, he began training in classical piano and guitar. Over time Stewart’s adolescent obsession with punk’s passion and aggression (“I hated dance music”) led to a college-age awakening to techno’s dark, relentless groove. A stint on UNF College Radio Station gave him the opportunity to start Nocturnal Underground radio show where he met Marc Smith. After college he moved to Miami and began eventually joining forces with Auralism co-founders Marc Smith and Jason Short and playing at their residency at Jazid. Within the year, Stewart moved to Hawaii for a brief stint to “get away”, but was soon living in San Francisco after a gig in which he never stepped foot on his return flight.
Since joining the Auralism camp, Stewart has been “going 100 miles an hour, all day, every day,” playing high-profile DJ gigs with top artists among as well as a particularly sizzling set at SF’s annual LoveFest. In addition pounding the pavement for Auralism, Stewart has a growing list of productions out there, including a pair of ecstatic remixes for the label’s inaugural Aural Therapy 1.1 compilation. That’s a lot of work for a short time in a new town, but master multi-tasker Stewart’s just getting started.
Clint on MySpace:
Clint Stewart's Comfort Sessions Mix, 2007:
Clint Stewart @ LoveFest 2007:
Official Website: http://www.kontrolsf.com
Added by kontrol_sf on March 25, 2008