Oct 30, 2010 breakandenter & Suma pres. Bone Shaker w/ Pezzner & Dub Gabriel
OCTOBER 30TH, 2010
10pm – 5:30am
SASSMOUTH - DJ -(NBFC, HEJ RECORDS) – Chicago, USA/London, UK
Eric Downer – DJ -(Thoughtless Music) – Toronto, CA
Martin Fazekas - DJ – (breakandenter) – Toronto, CA
LeeLee Mishi - DJ -(SUMA) – Toronto, CA
D Boom (Kismet, Architextures.info)- Toronto, CA
Spyne (40hz) – Toronto, CA
Jonah K (SUMA) – Toronto, CA
Zumba (SUMA) – Toronto, CA
Kristian Sunflower (SUMA) – Toronto, CA
Siren Sativa (Suma)
Slinky Music (Moog) (442 Queen St W.)
Earth & Fire (489 Queen St. W.) **No Surcharge
Fairies Pyjamas (29 Kensington Ave)
However those that have been watching and listening long enough have probably already discovered his work as one half of West Coast house duo Jacob London, noted for releases going back ten years on the likes of Doubledown and Classic Records. For 16 years he cut his chops with partner Bob Hansen, creating eccentric house and break beat rhythms.
Pezzner’s own work could be said to be more serious, with an abstract artistic sensibility, lofty percussive themes and intentions to create hypnotic soundscapes for the body as well as the brain. ‘The Tracks Are Alive’ is a 13-track walk-through of his organic sounding style, in full dance-floor mode traversing with ease between disco, house and techno.
Featuring heaps of brand new productions, remixes and originals, his live set has taken him to the far reaches of the dance music globe from the festival stages of Montreal’s Mutek Festival and Movement Festival in Detroit, to the DJ booths of renowned clubs like Cielo in New York, and Space in Ibiza. The recent completions of hugely successful European and Australian tours signal the launch of his critical assault on the wider global circuit.
Sassmouth found a musical kinship with like-minded Chilean artists while living in Santiago. She continues to return to her past residence to perform at the techno centre, La Feria. Upon returning to Chicago, Samantha performed regularly throughout the U.S., promoted a variety of underground and club events in her home town, and built a friendly and supportive online home for the electronic dance music community with her website naughtybadfun.org. Sam also continues her standard commute to beloved Detroit where she gained great inspiration and experience playing at club events and the Detroit Electronic Music Festival.
Sam, now working out of her creative base in London, regularly contributes original tracks and remixes to projects for the Detroit-based label Hej Records while continuing to play dates in the Americas and Europe. Sassmouth, always the social being, is currently working on musical joint efforts with Jason Dunlap of Chicago, djing back to backs with the Punisher of Detroit, and as ‘Pimpi Vampi’ with Chilean partner in crime, Ivan Stipicic.
Fast-forward to today and Dub Gabriel continues to build on this legacy in everything he does – whether it’s creating genre defying original music, remixing projects or throwing down slamming DJ sets. Most recently he has collaborated with Michael Stipe on a track for the album Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs of Mark Mulcahy, which also features tracks from Thom Yorke, The National, Mercury Rev and Frank Black. This is his second collaboration with Stipe – the first one being for Dub Gabriel’s 2008 album, Anarchy & Alchemy. The album has garnered critical acclaim from leading publications Pitch Fork, New York Magazine, The Wire and CMJ, with Exclaim Magazine naming it the “Best Dance Album of the Year”.
In between working on his upcoming fourth studio album; which features collaborations with a diverse crew of legendary artists that include U Roy, David J (Bauhaus/Love & Rockets), members of Gogol Bordello and many others; 2009 has seen Dub Gabriel dropping remixes for Balkan Beat Box (J Dub), Raiz (Universal) and a soon-to-be-released remix for the uncompromising No-Wave pioneers, Suicide. Staying true to his multi-cultural roots, he is also working on a side project with Bachir Attar & The Master Musicians of Jajouka, which will culminate in both a studio release and a live touring project. If all of that isn’t enough, he continues to stay busy composing for TV & film and has written music for MTV, VH-1 and Nickelodeon, as well as scoring an upcoming feature film staring Bradley Cooper.
As a DJ, Dub Gabriel is much in demand on the international club circuit dropping sets alongside other genre defying DJ’s and artists that include, Kode 9, DJ Craze, Banga, Bomb Squad, Jazzanova, Scientist and Meat Beat Manifesto. He is a regular guest at Francois K’s legendary Deep Space night at Cielo and has even held down sets at Givenchy’s runway show during China Fashion Week in Beijing, Puma’s World Cup party in Berlin and the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Bell Ceremony at the United Nations!
With over 30 releases on some of electronic music’s most celebrated and innovative labels such as Bpitch, Warp, Ghostly International and Shitkatapult and most recently Touchin’ Bass as well as his own critically acclaimed Detroit Underground Records and Kerohand records which he does with legendary detroit producer Kelli Hand Kero (nee Sohail Azad) has established a reputation for his unrepentantly brash, yet cultivated compositions and unforgettable live performances, most recently, alongside notables such as Speedy J, Ken Ishii and Funkstorung. Furthermore, he has established himself as a leader within the growing pack of electronic music producers successfully infiltrating contemporary art circles world wide.
His innovative approach to music, graphic design and video production feeds on the detritus of popular electronic culture, creating a montage of fleeting musical and visual experiences that are paradoxically critical and enamored with contemporary culture.
Drawing on his experiences as a dual citizen of both Canada and the United States, Kero conducts visual and aural investigations that are concerned with ideas of the diametric and intermediary. Subsequently, the ephemeral nature of electronic culture, the “rave” experience and aesthetics offers a microcosm to explore similar elements in popular culture. The result is music that blurs genres from hip-hop to the most rarified of techno experiments, video art which stirs faint recollections of print and televised media, and a design language that has ingrained itself upon the most celebrated electro-cultural market in the world.