[dBx Showcase] HENRIK SCHWARZ (Innervisions / !K7 Records - DE), WAIFS & STRAYS (Hot Creations / Futureboogie / Leftroom - UK) & AXEL BOMAN (Pampa / Hypercolour - SE)

Friday, September 27 at 9:00pm

at Q
  • 21+

Friday, September 27th as part of the 10th Annual Decibel Festival

DEEP ROOTS PT. 2

featuring...
HENRIK SCHWARZ
Innervisions / !K7 Records / MoodMusic - Berlin, DE
http://dbfestival.com/dbx/artist/henrik-schwarz

WAIFS & STRAYS
Hot Creations / Futureboogie / Leftroom - Bristol, UK
http://dbfestival.com/dbx/artist/waifs-strays

AXEL BOMAN
Studio Barnhus / Pampa / Hypercolour - Stockholm, SE
http://dbfestival.com/dbx/artist/axel-boman

Doors at 9pm / 21+

Advance tickets $25 at http://bit.ly/11eDt3Y // FREE with Decibel Pass which can be purchased at http://bit.ly/NxeCnQ

Q
1426 Broadway Ave, Seattle

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Friday, September 27th as part of the 10th Annual Decibel Festival

DEEP ROOTS PT. 2

featuring...
HENRIK SCHWARZ
Innervisions / !K7 Records / MoodMusic - Berlin, DE
http://dbfestival.com/dbx/artist/henrik-schwarz

WAIFS & STRAYS
Hot Creations / Futureboogie / Leftroom - Bristol, UK
http://dbfestival.com/dbx/artist/waifs-strays

AXEL BOMAN
Studio Barnhus / Pampa / Hypercolour - Stockholm, SE
http://dbfestival.com/dbx/artist/axel-boman

Doors at 9pm / 21+

Advance tickets $25 at http://bit.ly/11eDt3Y // FREE with Decibel Pass which can be purchased at http://bit.ly/NxeCnQ

Q
1426 Broadway Ave, Seattle


ABOUT HENRIK SCHWARZ
Henrik Schwarz was born and raised in South Germany where he also took his first musical steps as a dj in local clubs playing rap, hip hop, rare groove and jazz and Detroit techno. Soon after he started to spin regularly he was also interested in computer music production and started to do his own productions in 1992 with a few drumachines and synths. When he got his first laptop in 1998 he started to integrate it into his dj-sets and soon the laptop played an important role in all his music activities. The software got better and better and Henrik was enjoying the new possibilities.

1999, after he had finished his studies in graphic design, Henrik decided to move to Berlin and worked as a graphic designer for several years. By-and-by things developed nicely also on the music side and he had the chance to found his own label Sunday-Music together with Sasse Lindblad who had just released Henrik’s first ever vinyl 12" called “Supravision EP” on his label Moodmusic records in 2002. “Marvin”, one of the tracks on the record, got attention from many djs around the world, especially BBC’s Gilles Peterson took it in his show and played it with immediate effect. From that moment things made a great leap forward for Henrik: he received first remix requests and started to travel to the UK and other European countries. His next releases “Jon” on Sunday-Music and especially “VChicago” on Moodmusic became very successful and made him shift his activities more and more from design towards music production and travelling.

Over the last years with international bookings all around the globe, with regular appearances in Japan, America etc. Henrik improved his Henrik Schwarz live show and is now one of the most requested live acts in the dance scene. At the same time Henrik produced a string of very well received remixes and own tracks: Walk A Mile In My Shoes for Coldcut on Ninja Tune became one of the biggest club hits of 2006, Leave My Head Alone Brain bridged the gap between jazz and techno and soul and was super well received by deejays from hip-hop to house to techno and became the biggest hit for sunday-music so far. Until today he has done remixes for many very well known names like Mari Boine (Universal), Kuniyuki (Mule Musiq), DJ Hell, Tosca (G-Stone), Ethnic Heritage Ensemble (deeper soul), James Brown, Dark Globe Feat. Boy George, Omar Feat. Stevie Wonder, Jazzanova, Jesse Rose, Detroit Experiment, Michael Jackson (Motown) and many others.

2006, as a result of him getting more and more known by a wider audience, Henrik was asked by !K7 to do one of their famous Dj-Kicks series and the result has been regarded as “one of the highlights of the series” and led to another cooperation of the label and Henrik: Henrik Schwarz live with recordings from his intoxicating live shows from all over the world.

With Dixon and me from Innervisions Henrik released “Where We At” with Derrick Carter on vocals which became an instant classic and marked the beginning of a fruitful and close collaboration between Henrik and Innervisions until today with successful releases and remixes like Amampondo and Henrik Schwarz – I Exist Because Of You (Amampondo is a very famous south african percussion group), Ane Brun – Headphone Silence (Henrik Schwarz Remix, Dixon Edit), Crocodile Iv-Rmx For Underworld, Hold My Hand Iv-Rmx for Unkle and many others culminating in the first unforgetable laptop supergroup live show of the dreamteam together “A Critical Mass” in
Amsterdam and more gigs around 2009 at Melt!, Dissonanze in Rome, Detroit Electronic Music Festival, NY, Japan and many others to come.

2009 also saw the release of a very well received compilation called the Grandfather Paradox were Henrik Schwarz, me and Dixon were looking back at the last 50 years of minimalistic music from Stevie Reich to Robert Hood and correlated the past and today to throw a glance at the future with the help of todays technology.

Early 2010 Henrik Released the Schwarzonator. It is a music software plug in on the basis of the music programming environment max/msp. Schwarzonator helps creating complex harmonic structures for the computer musician. It can also help interacting with instrumentalists and led to another major discussion about the use of the computer as a musical instrument. More software like this
will be written by Henrik in the future to expand the performance and improvisation possibilities given by computers today.

Henrik already worked with the Chicago based jazz trio Ethnic Heritage Ensemble on live performances earlier in his career with gigs in Bordeaux and Chicago etc. His most recent live duo project together with world-famous jazz virtuoso Bugge Wesseltoft from Norway happened at several venues all over Europe in 2009 with gigs in Berlin, Oslo, the Jazz Festival Montreux and others. It is about the free improvisation between a laptop and a grandpiano played by two musicians who both have a great knowledge from the ohter one’s musical background. 2010 took the duo to a sold out London’s Royal Festival Hall with more gigs in 2010 for example at the Philharmonic Hall Cologne or the Norway Numusic Festival and many other venues around the globe.


ABOUT WAIFS & STRAYS
Waifs & Strays are Amos Nelson and Rich Beanland. A duo born out of diverse musical backgrounds but brought together by a love of house music, pure and simple.

A decade in house music has seen Amos promote and DJ at some of Bristol’s most influential parties, including the infamous superclub, Scream. In addition he has played across the UK and Europe, with virtually every big name DJ you care to mention, holding residencies at some of dance music’s most influential parties including The Rock in Bristol and the legendary Escape in Swansea.

Rich took a different path, first cutting his teeth in the world of jungle and drum ‘n’ bass, before finding himself at the heart of the fledgling dubstep scene, Producing under his ‘Soundbox Productions’ moniker and releasing on various labels including dubstep giant Boka Records, a chance meeting on Bristol’s after-party circuit saw this duo’s diverse musical backgrounds brought together to create the effortlessly eclectic and undeniably unique sound of Waifs & Strays.

Their debut track – 2010’s late night ‘3am’ – was rapidly snapped up for Matt Tolfrey’s Leftroom imprint, and set the benchmark high for future success; featuring in DJ Mag’s essential releases, and picking up props from major players including Luciano, DJ T, Anja Schneider, dOP, Danny Tenaglia and Laurent Garnier.

The follow-up record ‘Yeah Yeah’, gathered significant international support following its debut at the last year’s Detroit Music Conference, smashing dancefloors from Fabric to Watergate. With Heidi calling it ‘the dirtiest house track I have heard in a very long time’ and featuring it on her Radio1 show, and set to be one of the must-have releases of 2011.

2011 sees tracks and remixes on the likes of Get Physical, Hot Creations, Leftroom and Futureboogie, including exclusive cuts for the ‘Five Years Of Leftroom’ and Heidi’s hotly-anticipated ‘Jackathon’ compilations, and with a residency at Bristol’s super-hot after-ours The Breakfast Club, it’s time to take in some Waifs & Strays.


AXEL BOMAN
Axel is in fact the Swedish word for shoulder, but born and bred Stockholmer Mr. Boman could just as easily have been named Rumpa, the Swedish word for ass, since most of his life has been dedicated to moving just that body part.

Before developing his playful, warm, tech-house sound, Swede Axel Boman studied fine arts at GÖteborg – where a purple fountain installation project would eventually inspire his debaucherous 2010 breakthrough tech-house track, “Purple Drank”. Learning the ropes of irresistibly quirky 4/4 structures at Stockholm’s Fryhuset DJ school, Boman slowly mastered the subtleties of samplers and drum machines, before incorporating other instruments into his production arsenal – Roland synths, effects pedals and VST-type programs. One third of Stockholm’s famed Studio Barnhus label and DJ crew (with KornÉl KovÁcs and Petter Nordkvist), Boman also pursues a slew of peripheral projects, including his DFA-signed disco-pop duo Man Tear (with Nordkvist) and the experimental art project The Radioactive Orchestra, aimed at creating music using radioactive isotopes. Since securing a solid electronic standing with the Holy Love EP (2010) on Pampa Records, the Red Bull Music Academy alumni has built a mischievous and flawlessly executed body of tech-house work. His most recent work for the semial UK House label Hypercolour and his own Studio Barnhaus imprint show a continued development in Axel's talent as a producer.

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