WRONG ERA with RICHARD SEN + MASSIMILIANO PAGLIARA + FRANZ UNDERWEAR
Friday, 03 August 2012
23:00 – 09:00
RICHARD SEN (Padded Cell, DC Recordings, Bronx Dogs, UK)
MASSIMILIANO PAGLIARA (Live at Robert Johnson, Slow Motion)
FRANZ UNDERWEAR (Slow Motion, World Unknown)
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Richard Sen was born in London in 1968 and spent his youth growing up in Wembley. Heavily influenced by the emerging hip hop culture of the mid ‘80s, he and his brother decided to visit relatives in New York during the Summer of 1985. Witnessing the NYC subway graffiti movement at its peak, he spent his holiday watching trains and burners and started bombing the E and F lines near to where he was staying.
Sen began DJ-ing in earnest in 1989, landing a residency at the legendary Crazy Club at London’s Astoria. From then on, he was immersed in early house music culture during the heady years of Ecstacy and Acid House, making frequent trips to New York to visit his heroes at Nu Groove and Strictly Rhythm and to search for Chicago obscurities.
Since then, Sen has explored the various aspects of his music through his DJ work and his production projects. Alongside Paul Eve, Bronx Dogs expertly updated hip hop breaks through a series of B-Boy classics including ‘Mixed Blood’, ‘Tribute To Jazzy Jay’ and ‘Enviro’ from 1997 to 2002. Sen then began recording with partner Neil Beatnik under the name Padded Cell, releasing their debut album ‘Night Must Fall’ in May 2008 on cult label DC Recordings. Their ‘Signal Failure’ single was also chosen by Francois Kevorkian to be used in the biggest selling video game of all time, ‘Grand Theft Auto 4’. Sen’s reputation as a producer has spawned varied remix work for respected artists and labels such as Bryan Ferry, LCD Soundsystem, Saint Etienne, Jungle Brothers, Sugarhill Gang, The Glimmers, Cosmo Vitelli, Black Devil Disco Club, Get Physical, Tirk and Wall of Sound. Some of his favourite DJs have also supported and played his music including David Mancuso, DJ Harvey and Andrew Weatherall.
As a DJ and compiler, highlights of Sen’s career include the excellent ‘Powercuts’ compilation for BMG and the new ‘This Ain’t Chicago’ collection of early UK house classics and rarities for Strut. His club highlights include a residency at Heavenly Social between 1998 and 2000, ‘DJ Of The Month’ in The Face magazine in 1998, and a nominee for ‘Best New DJ’ at the Muzik Awards in 1998. He has featured in many style/music magazines including Sleaze Nation, Jockey Slut, DJ, IDJ, NME and The Wire.
In keeping with the reactionary attitude of his graffiti background, Richard’s DJ style is totally original. He has played big room house and techno sets and is as adept at wide, eclectic selections including psyched-out rock, leftfield funk and disco, new wave oddities and obscurities. He has played all over the world during the past 20 years and still remains as passionate as ever with an insatiable hunger for quality music. He remains one of the UK’s most respected underground DJs.
RICHARD SEN – This Ain’t Chicago 1 hour promo mix
Born in Tricase (Lecce), in the deep south of Italy. Even as a child, he was always listening to diverse types of music: rap, classical, reggae, dub, and 60s rock and roll. Hailing from this small village, he and his friends created a little musical world onto themselves, spending almost every day playing records in his basement and at private parties.
Upon moving to Milan to study in 1997, Massi embarked on an academic career, eventually earning his diploma in theater-dance and choreography at the Scuola d’ Arte Drammatica “Paolo Grassi” in 2001. All the while, he was discovering the fashionable and alternative city’s club scene, his imagination captured by experimental electronic music such as Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, Autechre, and Mira Calix. Naturally, these avant-garde sounds eventually found their way into Massi’s original choreography.
After school, it was off to the Europe’s underground capital of Berlin. Massi continued his studies in contemporary dance here, but also participated in the explosive techno nightlife, particularly at the now-legendary Ostgut. Massi’s interest in electronic music was peaking and in 2003, he began pursuing DJing with a passion.
He has been spinning at some of the most popular underground clubs, venues and bars in town and in Germany, such as Club 103, SO36, Week-End, Maria , Cookies, NBI (Berlin Hilton), Tape Club, Berghain, Pet Shop Bears, Proxi Club, Tresor, Sabotage, Paloma Bar, Möbel Olfe, Robert Johnson (Frankfurt) as well as abroad in France, Italy, Denmark, Portugal, Belgium, Switzerland, UK and Sweden.
Massi describes his style as an eclectic, exotic, groovy, atmospheric and deep mix of house and disco. One might call it current, yet classic.
Since November 2010 he’s also been collaborating with the brasilian Rotciv and together they started a new project called The Rimshooters.
CHUBBY RAIN (Massimiliano Pagliara remix)
OUT SOON ON SLOW MOTION RECORDS
RODION & MAMMARELLA – APPENNINI EP
Title: Appennini EP
Artist: Rodion & Mammarella
Cat.: SLOMO 010
Label: Slow Motion
Format: Vinyl 12″ and digital
Release date: August 2012
Style: Electro, Italo
Escape From Kyoto (Original Mix)
Majella (Original Mix)
Escape From Kyoto (Alien Alien Dub)
The name ‘Appennini’ comes from the Italian mountains that split the country into two parts, but at the same time links Rome and Chieti where Rodion and Mammarella are from. The duo have an extensive collection of analog equipment which they have used to create the collection of tracks ranging from classic Roland Juno, Jupiter and Moog synthesizers, Oberheim & Veroma drum machines through to Roland Space Echo and Moogerfooger FX Units.
‘Escape From Kyoto’ opens the release, incorporating worldly percussion, a staggering arpeggiated bass hook and trippy lo-fi sonic tones creating a raw energetic movement. Subtle filter-modulation on the atmospheric elements make for a vacillating flow throughout the composition, while 80’s style synthesizers are worked in to the break giving off an effortlessly cool retro vibe. The vintage feel is further brought to fruition by working back in the rugged arp-line in combination with a vocoded spoken-word, further fuelling the old school aesthetic.
The ‘Alien Alien Dub’ version of ‘Escape From Kyoto’ strips back the more upfront feel of the original, giving off a slo-mo semblance. Intricate placements of big room reverb bursts and precise delays create an astonishing background depth. Bright synth stabs create a rolling melody, driving the track and invariably fluttering in pitch, to create an intense evolving feel.
‘Majella’ again captures the essence of Italo-Disco with an 8-bit electronica feel, rich synth lines full of depth play off each other, constructing delicate melodic intricacies in the arrangement. A simple yet fitting sturdy 4/4 drum pattern runs throughout allowing ample room for the euphonious elements to take the limelight. The Italian duo apply various production techniques to the sequences such as warbling tremolos, heavy choruses and filter sweeps fabricating a blossoming edginess on the track.
Rodion & Mammarella are heavily inspired by the sounds of Giorgio Moroder, Black Devil Disco Club, their beautiful surroundings and fine wine, this is portrayed beautifully through their tasteful disco music with class and intensity.
Re-edit of ‘B-Mine’ by DJ ROCCA.
DJ ROCCA – B-Mine (free download)
New mix by CLUB SILENCIO.
CLUB SILENCIO | S U M M E R M I X | 2 0 1 2 (free download)
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01 August 2012 – FRANZ UNDERWEAR @ Bonito House Club, Tresor – Berlin, DE
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03 August 2012 – East Coast Waves with Slow Motion DJs @ La Lampara – Pescara, IT
04 August 2012 – RICHARD SEN + FRANZ UNDERWEAR @ Flamingo Club – Berlin, DE
10 August 2012 – FRANZ UNDERWEAR @ Stattbad – Berlin, DE
11 August 2012 – BAR NOIR with FRANZ UNDERWEAR + RUFUS NICOLO @ Bohnengold – Berlin, DE
22 August 2012 – East Coast Waves with Slow Motion DJs @ La Lampara – Pescara, IT
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