Archive for August 7th, 2008

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Aug
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James Lavelle @ Kristal Summer Club,Mamaia,Romania,16/08/2008

James Lavelle (born 1974 in Oxford, England) is a DJ, electronic recording artist and record label boss. He is best known for producing work in the trip hop, breakbeat and house music genres.

Born into a family with a strong tradition of music, Lavelle first began by learning the cello with his granny in Oxford.

While attending Cherwell Upper School, Lavelle’s music career started at 15 when he ran block parties in Oxford. At only 18 he started the Mo’ Wax label, taking the name from his club night at the time, Mo’ Wax Please. Around the same time he started the That’s How It Is night with Gilles Peterson, which went on to become one of London’s longest running nights.

In 1996 Mo’ Wax released one of electronic music’s most celebrated albums, DJ Shadow’s seminal Endtroducing…… Soon after this Lavelle started work on an album with DJ Shadow under the name UNKLE. The resulting release Psyence Fiction featured collaborations with Richard Ashcroft, Mike D, Badly Drawn Boy and Thom Yorke. In 2003, he released a follow up to Psyence Fiction, titled Never, Never, Land, though this album saw DJ Shadow replaced by Richard File as the second full time member of UNKLE. It featured collaborations with 3D of Massive Attack and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age among others.

He is a long time resident at Fabric in London, mixing the inaugural Fabric Live mix album. He has also mixed two progressive house albums for Global Underground.

He has produced a number of film soundtracks, including Sexy Beast. Also an in demand remixer, he has reworked tracks by Garbage, The Verve, Beck and Massive Attack.

In an August 2006 interview with skinnymag.co.uk, Lavelle revealed that he’s working with Chriss Goss and Autolux on the follow up to Never, Never, Land, entitled War Stories. Of the album’s direction, he said “It’s rawer than ‘‘Psyence Fiction’’ and Never, Never, Land although it’s more in the vein of the traditional singer/songwriter. If the first record was UNKLE does hiphop and the second record was UNKLE does electronic, then this one is like UNKLE does rock, but it’ll hopefully still have its continuity.”

Of other forthcoming projects, he revealed “I’m working on a film with Darren Aronofsky at the moment. It’s a collaboration between me and Clint Mansell who did the score, it’s to remix the score and do a whole new DVD package, the film is unbelievable. I’m working on a documentary about Abel Ferrara as well.”

07
Aug
08

James Lavelle @ Kristal Summer Club,Mamaia,Romania,16/08/2008

James Lavelle (born 1974 in Oxford, England) is a DJ, electronic recording artist and record label boss. He is best known for producing work in the trip hop, breakbeat and house music genres.

Born into a family with a strong tradition of music, Lavelle first began by learning the cello with his granny in Oxford.

While attending Cherwell Upper School, Lavelle’s music career started at 15 when he ran block parties in Oxford. At only 18 he started the Mo’ Wax label, taking the name from his club night at the time, Mo’ Wax Please. Around the same time he started the That’s How It Is night with Gilles Peterson, which went on to become one of London’s longest running nights.

In 1996 Mo’ Wax released one of electronic music’s most celebrated albums, DJ Shadow’s seminal Endtroducing…… Soon after this Lavelle started work on an album with DJ Shadow under the name UNKLE. The resulting release Psyence Fiction featured collaborations with Richard Ashcroft, Mike D, Badly Drawn Boy and Thom Yorke. In 2003, he released a follow up to Psyence Fiction, titled Never, Never, Land, though this album saw DJ Shadow replaced by Richard File as the second full time member of UNKLE. It featured collaborations with 3D of Massive Attack and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age among others.

He is a long time resident at Fabric in London, mixing the inaugural Fabric Live mix album. He has also mixed two progressive house albums for Global Underground.

He has produced a number of film soundtracks, including Sexy Beast. Also an in demand remixer, he has reworked tracks by Garbage, The Verve, Beck and Massive Attack.

In an August 2006 interview with skinnymag.co.uk, Lavelle revealed that he’s working with Chriss Goss and Autolux on the follow up to Never, Never, Land, entitled War Stories. Of the album’s direction, he said “It’s rawer than ‘‘Psyence Fiction’’ and Never, Never, Land although it’s more in the vein of the traditional singer/songwriter. If the first record was UNKLE does hiphop and the second record was UNKLE does electronic, then this one is like UNKLE does rock, but it’ll hopefully still have its continuity.”

Of other forthcoming projects, he revealed “I’m working on a film with Darren Aronofsky at the moment. It’s a collaboration between me and Clint Mansell who did the score, it’s to remix the score and do a whole new DVD package, the film is unbelievable. I’m working on a documentary about Abel Ferrara as well.”

07
Aug
08

Sasha @ Club Kristal ,Bucharest , Romania,20/09/2008

Sasha (born Alexander Coe on 4 September 1969), is a Welsh DJ and record producer. Sasha began his career playing acid house dance music in the late 1980s, and became a central figure in the development and popularisation of electronic dance music. He partnered with fellow DJ John Digweed in 1993, touring internationally and producing a series of mixes (compilations of other artists work played in a continuous fashion). Through their track selection and mixing techniques, Sasha and Digweed were instrumental in the evolution of progressive trance and house music.

Sasha has produced multiple UK-charting singles and has remixed tracks for artists such as Madonna and The Chemical Brothers. His remix of Felix da Housecat’s “Watching Cars Go By” earned him a 2004 Grammy nomination. Sasha’s remixing and production often combine electronic music genres, making it difficult for critics to pinpoint his musical style, including on his debut album of original work, Airdrawndagger.

After achieving success as a producer and DJ, Sasha worked with younger DJs and producers such as Brian Transeau and James Zabiela, influencing their musical styles and techniques. His use of live audio engineering equipment helped popularise technological innovations among DJs who formerly relied on records and turntables. Despite the changing trends in electronic dance music, Sasha continues to perform in large dance venues and is currently on an intercontinental tour of large European and United States venues. In 2007, he formed a record label with Renaissance Records called emFire, which will be the exclusive outlet for his new music.

07
Aug
08

Sasha @ Club Kristal ,Bucharest , Romania,20/09/2008

Sasha (born Alexander Coe on 4 September 1969), is a Welsh DJ and record producer. Sasha began his career playing acid house dance music in the late 1980s, and became a central figure in the development and popularisation of electronic dance music. He partnered with fellow DJ John Digweed in 1993, touring internationally and producing a series of mixes (compilations of other artists work played in a continuous fashion). Through their track selection and mixing techniques, Sasha and Digweed were instrumental in the evolution of progressive trance and house music.

Sasha has produced multiple UK-charting singles and has remixed tracks for artists such as Madonna and The Chemical Brothers. His remix of Felix da Housecat’s “Watching Cars Go By” earned him a 2004 Grammy nomination. Sasha’s remixing and production often combine electronic music genres, making it difficult for critics to pinpoint his musical style, including on his debut album of original work, Airdrawndagger.

After achieving success as a producer and DJ, Sasha worked with younger DJs and producers such as Brian Transeau and James Zabiela, influencing their musical styles and techniques. His use of live audio engineering equipment helped popularise technological innovations among DJs who formerly relied on records and turntables. Despite the changing trends in electronic dance music, Sasha continues to perform in large dance venues and is currently on an intercontinental tour of large European and United States venues. In 2007, he formed a record label with Renaissance Records called emFire, which will be the exclusive outlet for his new music.

07
Aug
08

Maxi Jazz and Sister Bliss – Faithless – DJ Set @ Bucharest City Challenge 2008

Bucharest City Challenge 2008 ( Bucharest / Romania )

07
Aug
08

Maxi Jazz and Sister Bliss – Faithless – DJ Set @ Bucharest City Challenge 2008

Bucharest City Challenge 2008 ( Bucharest / Romania )