AUG 13TH, 11 BREAKANDENTER SUMMER HEAT 2: THE HEAT GOES ON W/ THUGFUCKER, BASIC SOUL UNIT, MEMBERS ONLY
SATURDAY, AUGUST 13TH, 2011
@ 99 SUDBURY St., Toronto, ON
FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY:
THUGFUCKER - Life and Death Records, Thugfucker – New York City, USA
BASIC SOUL UNIT - Creme Organization, Mule Recordings – Toronto, CA
MEMBERS_ONLY – Evening Standard – Toronto, CA
Mike Gibbs – Box of Kittens
Lee Lee Mishii vs. Mike Lambert – SUMA
Martin Fazekas – breakandenter
Outside: 3:00pm -930pm
Admission: $15 before 7pm
Audio by Alieninflux Sound System and Moog Audio
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
THUGFUCKER - Life and Death, Thugfucker – New York City
From the mad genius of one Icelandic security expert and a former American politician comes a musical group dedicated to the debaucherous worship of all the good things that can happen in a dark crowded room with good lighting. With music influences from across the dance music spectrum and serious dedication to all things not serious, Thugfucker brings the party to the party. And to the afterparty. And the after-after party. And the… well, you get the idea.
Perhaps best known for their infectious and wildly popular single Disco Gnome (you’ve heard it even if you think you haven’t) released on darling label of the moment Life and Death Records ,Thugfucker have shared bills with a wide array of notable artists including Robag Wruhme, DJ Harvey, Pepe Bradock and Life and Death Label mates Tale of Us and Clockwork.
So get ready to put your hands in the air, party like you just don’t care and probably feel some regret the next day.
BASIC SOUL UNIT - Mule Electronics, Creme Organization – Toronto
Stuart Li aka Basic Soul Unit was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Toronto, Canada. His interest in club music started as a teenager in the late 80′s listening to Toronto’s independent radio stations and hanging out in the multicultural city’s thriving after hours warehouse parties where DJ’s were playing New York, Chicago and Detroit based house music. Working at Cosmos Records store during the late 90′s led Stuart to dig further into disco, jazz, soul, funk, Latin, Brazilian.
During the late 90’s, Stuart started Djing various musical styles at various lounges, bars and clubs in Toronto. With this wide spectrum of interest in music, Stuart’s strength as a DJ is his versatility. Depending on the night and the crowd, he can throw down Detroit influenced techno, Jacking Chicago style sounds, Soulful NYC house, pulsing minimal tracks, disco, jazz, funk, Latin, Brazilian, broken beat and sometimes even a combination of all these.
Stuart started producing as Basic Soul Unit in 2003 with his first track “Basic Soul” on Toronto’s Iwanai Music. As with his Djing style, Stuart’s music can swing from lush and soulful Detroit inspired numbers to jacking minimal beats (all with hints of above aforementioned influences). Subsequently he has released music on Left Of The Dial (Canada), Versatile Records (France), Mule Electronic (Japan) and Mathematics Recordings (US). Basic Soul Unit has been getting played and charted across a spectrum of music enthusiasts from the nujazz and broken beat crowd to deep house heads and techno aficionados.
Members_Only – Evening Standard
Paul Johnston and Adam Beck first played together at a one off event in 2005, and since then, they have not been able to quit each other, for better or worse.
They’ve mastered a varied style, which while rooted in disco, spans its derivatives.
Together they arrange and play a monthly party in Toronto called ‘Evening Standard’ which focuses on the less obvious in disco, house and techno. Members_Only have shared the bill with artists such as Soul Clap,Hunee, Eddie C, Prince Language and most recently Todd Terje.