Decibel Presents: Bumbershoot Afterdark
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Tiger and Woods
Shrouded in mystery! No one knows where it’s coming from, no one knows where it’s going. Well, that’s all about to change. Those special extended disco versions that have been carefully tuned, remixed, over-dubbed, sliced and diced by Larry Tiger and David Woods have caused quite a stir. In a heavy and endless rain of edits, they are a cut above the rest. Looking to the future, while digging in the past, Tiger & Woods use both recognizable and exotic sources supplemented with original production to take you to undiscovered terrains that somehow feel like home.
Here’s how they met: One day in a fairly dusty basement (digging for records of course), these two fine gentlemen nearly got into a fight over a nameless boogie record which is so rare (super rare!) that even the usual disco detectives hadn’t discovered it yet. Actually, they still haven’t. Without a name – and only identified by a test pressing sticker dedicated to the NYC-disco-DJ-legend Walter “Hot Trix” Scott – the 72-year old owner of the record store/basement accidently placed the record on his belt-driven turntable. Turning their heads and smacking their lips, both were so full of lust to get their hands on this precious relic that they both rushed to the booth, waving their hard-earned cash.
Some Italian profanities and chest-beating later, Larry and David decided to buy the thing together (the old dude had raised the price sky-high by this point) and take it to Tiger’s studio. Unfortunately, the fruit of their teamwork never saw the light of day due to a hard drive crash…and you know what they say…you can’t recreate the magic of the moment. But the guys kept on working, and as they timidly presented their early works to a mutual friend (an avid record collector) he gasped: “This is what DJ Sneak should sound like today!”
The Miracles Club
The Miracles Club is a performance art and house music group from Portland, Oregon. Members Rafael Fauria, Honey Owens and Ryan Boyle have been exploring the relationship between sound, movement, audience and artist. Taking elements from classic Chicago acid house, world music, experimental pop and contemporary dance. They have been adding a new and vibrant energy to the west coast club scene over the last year or so. They released two 12” EP’s last year and are currently working on another two with Dan Whitford of Cut Copy on the Cutters imprint.
Light of Love 12” EP Ecstasy Records March 2010
“Light of Love, the group’s debut release, is like a love letter to 1989.It’s as blissed-out and buoyant as a Balearic hot-air balloon, with chiming pianos and ethereal vocals soaring up, up, and away, while raw 909 sequences keep everything tethered firmly to the ground.” Philip Sherburne Beat Portal
In the 90’s, recording music as the much loved Jacob London (with Bob Hansen), releases on the legendary Classic Music Company, Doubledown and Dotbleep, earned Dave Pezzner a reputation well beyond his native west coast - cutting his chops by creating eccentric house and break beat rhythms like none other.
Deciding to go it alone as Pezzner, in 2008, allowed him to make his mark as a solo act. It wasn't long before he found his initial offerings signed by the hugely well respected London-based deep house label Freerange - And so an exciting new phase in his career began; one that has exhibited no signs slowing down. The latter half of 2011 saw Pezzner’s singles for European buzz labels, 8 Bit and the Crosstown Rebels offshoot label RebelLION receive a massive response. Sought-after as remixer, he has been called upon to reinterpret the works of Josh Wink, Groove Armada, and Underworld just to name a few.
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. His ‘The Tracks Are Alive’ album on Freerange is a 13-track walk-through of his organic sounding style, in full dance-floor mode traversing with ease between disco, house and techno. Beatportal wax lyrical how it ‘blows like a cool breeze through the stale air of a market crowded with by-the-numbers deep house’ and Resident Advisor note the “rising, sizzling dub effects” of his ‘Blacklist’ release, adding ‘a steeliness to his refined contours’.
Featuring heaps of brand new productions, remixes and originals, his live set continues to take him to the far edges of the dance music map, reaching the heights of festival appearances including MUTEK in Montreal, Decibel Seattle, Sunrise Festival Tijuana, Balaton Sound Festival Hungary, and Rotofest in Ecuador.
Club shows abound not only in Europe, where he is now a regular touring act, Pezzner’s music has moved the dance floors of some of the most renowned venues including Space Ibiza, Rex Club in Paris, Turin’s Gamma Club, Trouw Amsterdam, Cielo New York, and Chicago’s famed Smartbar.