Saturday, July 5th, 2008
[ K O N T R O L ]
minimal techno + avant house
every 1st Saturday at The Endup
featuring from Stockholm via Los Angeles:
MIKAEL STAVÖSTRAND ** LIVE PA **
Sunset Diskos . We Are . Adjunct . Kindisch . Force Inc
Get Physical . Spectral . Mo's Ferry . Contexterrior
The madness rages on as [KONTROL] completes our three
month Swedish trifecta with Stockholm label owner, producer,
and exhilarating live performer Mikael Stavöstrand. His long
and highly respected career has seen thirty 12" and nineteen
full album releases on many of the world's top labels, ranging
from his early experimental and industrial works to the deep,
dark, and funky dancefloor grooves he's known for today.
Often cited as a standout of last year's Decibel Festival, don't
miss his much anticipated SF debut!
and from St. Louis via Berlin:
Alphahouse . Dumb-Unit . Rrygular . Num . Siteholder
Esperanza . Mo's Ferry . Foundsound . Freak n' Chic
Andrew Rasse helped put St. Louis on the global techno map
with his successful Alphahouse label and infamous parties of
the same name before defecting to Berlin a few years ago.
As a producer, his tracks have been a staple of the top jocks
on the planet, but anyone who's heard him spin will tell you
that it's his dynamic and seamless DJ sets you don't want to
miss. Expect everything from warm, cerebral house to face-
melting peak hour techno from one of the State's finest exports.
with [KONTROL] residents:
CRAIG KUNA ( platform . esdjco )
ALLAND BYALLO ( nightlight . auralism . leibe*detail )
NIKOLA BAYTALA ( robsoul . junior boys own . s.w.a.t. )
SAMMY D ( classic . dirtybird . utensil )
401 6th St @ Harrison, SF
10pm - 8am / 21+ / $15
FREE until 11pm!
Full bios, pics and lots FREE music:
[KONTROL] on MySpace:
MIKAEL STAVÖSTRAND (aka The Skull, Bulgur Brothers, Vita)
Mikael Stavöstrand was born in Stockholm, Sweden 1972, and is now based in Berlin, Germany. He has been lauded as a key figure of the Swedish electronic music scene for his unique interpretations of minimal club techno as well as for producing some of the most essential experimental electronic music of the past years. Stavöstrand mixes deconstructed sounds with funky little beats to create minimal dance textures. On his debut album on Force Inc., "Reduce", swarms of glitches, crackles and skips infiltrate the 4/4 drive formula of minimal techno. As Vita, his "Vita" 12" on Force Inc. imprint Force Labs was welcomed by critical praise and became one of the best selling releases with its digitalized organic groove.
He started to produce music in the early nineties, but back then he was a part of the industrial scene and released some now labeled as "classic" records under different names. Lately due to a lot of demand from different labels, he agreed to allow reissues of these early works. After that period he got more interested into sound research and minimalism, which also led to a couple of CD releases on labels as Staalplaat in The Netherlands to name a few. In 2000 he became more focused on bringing his experiences and sound from the pure minimal scene into a more club context, so he started to work with minimal techno sounds, which immediately resulted in releases on Force Inc. in Germany. He has released 30 12" Ep's and 19 Albums (CD, DLP, LP) so far and he has been featured on many compilation records. He is also a sought after as a remix artist.
In recent years he has been playing live around the world at such events as Mutek in Canada and in Mexico and Swedish Style in Tokyo. He has also played in Japan and all over Europe at respected clubs such as Panorama Bar, Weekend, Watergate, Fuse, Otto Zuts, Cargo, Brancaleone and many more. He is often asked by Swedish Cultural Institutes to represent Sweden abroad at festivals (ex. Detali Zvuku in Kiev, Take me to Sweden in Berlin and Swedish Style in Tokyo).
Between 2000 to 2007 he ran the record label Mitek. Mitek's aim was to produce and promote upcoming Swedish talents in the field of electronic music. In the years Mitek produced 22 records with different kinds of electronic music, from avant-garde to club. Mitek often received grants from The Swedish Art Council to produce the records. In the summer of 2006 he also started his new label "Sunset Diskos". This label is purely for club music and deep, funky minimal tunes are the aim here. With artists such as himself, [a]pendics shuffle, agaric & Bulgur Brothers, Pheek and Franco Cinelli. Now he is signed by Get Physical [DE], Spectral Sound [US], We Are [SE], Sushitech [UK], Thema [US] and others, with more exciting prospects on the way soon.
Recently he licensed tracks for Audion's Fabric mix CD, a new mix CD by James Holden, Circo Loco @ DC10 CD in Mixmag March issue and Fuse presents Steve Bug mix CD plus upcoming mix CD's by Agoria, Steve Bug and MANDY. His music is heavily played by DJ's as Matthew Dear, MANDY, Ricardo Villalobos, DJ T, Ryan Elliot, Jeff Samuel, Tanya Vulcano, Marco Carola, Dinky, Butane, Jeff Milligan, Troy Pierce, Magda and Jay Haze to name a few.
Mikael Stavöstrand's website:
Mikael Stavöstrand's discography:
Mikael Stavöstrand on MySpace:
Mikael Stavöstrand - Live @ Watergate, Berlin 06.02.08
Mikael Stavöstrand - Live PA 02.14.08
Mikael Stavöstrand @ Tresor, Berlin 01.12.08
Label owner of Alphahouse Records, accomplished producer, and jet setting DJ, Butane (Andrew Rasse) hails from the Midwestern United States, the birthplace of many great electronic music acts. His infamous Alphahouse monthly party put St. Louis on the current worldwide techno map, and his record label is regarded as one of the premier minimal techno/house labels in North America.
As a DJ, Andrew uses vinyl, Traktor Scratch, samplers, effects, and whatever other new tools are available to craft his sets. Plenty of experience in clubs enables him to move bodies while simultaneously keeping a distinctly heady vibe. Technically gifted, with an ear for deepness, and not afraid to take the crowd where they need to go, he prides himself on playing appropriately for any time or setting. Because of this musical range, expect anything from seamlessly blended groovy, sexy, peak-time techno to warm, deep, cerebral house music.
As a music producer, his tracks have been featured on some of the world’s most forward-thinking underground labels. Licensing original tracks to mix compilations such as Matthew Dear’s Fabric mix, Luciano’s HiFi SciFi on Soma, and Damian Lazarus’ Get Lost mix, it’s obvious that his peers in the industry hold his music in high regard.
Always one to rely on his talents for success rather than shameless promotional methods, Andrew remains increasingly busy on the international DJ circuit. His touring schedule in the past year has included gigs in Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Cape Town, Moscow, Mexico City, London, Melbourne, Sydney, Budapest, Rome, Barcelona, Detroit, New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, among many others. Rave reviews of his sets continue to pour in from underground outposts around the globe.
Butane on MySpace:
Recent interview for MUTEKMAG:
Butane - Snapshot (December 2007 Mix)
Butane - Engineered for Sunday (December 2007 Mix)
Butane - Live PA @ DEMF 2007, Detroit 05.29.07
Official Website: http://www.kontrolsf.com
Added by kontrol_sf on July 1, 2008