James Friedman (Throne of Blood), Paul Raffaele
93 N. 6th St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
This event is 21 and over
The sound of Nautiluss is subtle but organic, intriguing but heavy. It’s also the creative brainchild of Graham Douglas Bertie. Moving away from the brash sounds of his former band Thunderheist (Big Dada), his desire for exploration has led him to take on a wide range of musical influences. The sound of Nautiluss skillfully navigates between genres; breaking down and bleeding through the boundary lines
His consistency is demonstrated by his distinct sonic aesthetic, constantly striving for the perfect combination of synthetic and organic textures. Building from his long-time experience performing as a DJ, Nautiluss draws from the bygone eras of music’s past, while still keeping his finger frimly on the pulse of the forward-thinking sounds of the present. A unique synthesis that keeps you guessing, while always delivering a quality sound, reminiscent of the sweat laced warehouses’ of the past.
Nautiluss’ debut single, “Ultraviolet/ Bleu Monday”, was released too critical acclaim in September 2011 by London based Hemlock Recordings and features Ex-Simian frontman Simon Lord on vocal duties. Described as “A pitch perfect piece of dark, melancholic late-night club music”, it’s not surprising that the single earned radio play and kudos from Radio 1 hosts Gilles Peterson and Rob Da Bank as well as Mary-Anne Hobbs (XFM), John Kennedy (XFM), Mistajam (1xtra) and Sinden (Kiss FM).
More recently, Nautiluss signed with Montreal-based Turbo Recordings, starting things of with a remix of ZZT’s track “Work”. The first EP of original material, entitled “Alpha” alternates between grinding-on-the-ocean-floor bass accentuated by big-room techno rhythms ("Mixed Numbers", "Sabbath"), and more lifestyle-friendly explorations of the House that Poseidon Built ("Cloud City", "Spidecrawl") and quickly following Alpha up with the skull rattling “Troubleman” on Turbo’s New Jack Techno compilation. Nautiluss’ sound is a fresh and exciting take, executed with the kind of skill that has caught the ear and support of everyone from Gessaffelstein to Ivan Smagghe to Slam to DJ Hell, as well as hard-to-please authorities in the club and festival world like the organizers of MUTEK, Social Club in Paris, Hive Club in Zurich and the forever legendary Panarama Bar/ Berghain in Berlin. No rest for the wicked, the burgeoning Canadian artist continues to look vertically into the future, with the release of his next EP entitled “Habitat” being unleashed on the world via Turbo Records in the fall of 2012
Always remember, Nautiluss Loves You!
James Friedman (Throne of Blood)
James F!@#$%^ Friedman has been a fixture in New York's underground dance music scene for a decade now. As a journalist, DJ, promoter, label head and music supervisor, he has championed emergent sounds and artists like few others in North America. A one time staffer at XLR8R, Vice, and The Fader, he's also worked at !K7 Records, managing releases for the likes of Swayzak, Trevor Jackson and Tiga. In 2003, he left !K7 to launch Trevor Jackson's Output Recordings in the US, which he ran successfully for two years. In that same period, his REFUSE! parties took off, garnering massive press support from the likes of I-D Magazine and playing host to visionary DJs like 2manydjs, Headman, Twitch, Erol Alkan and Michael Mayer. In fact, REFUSE! hosted the US debuts of Tiefschwarz, Ewan Pearson, Jackson and His Computer Band, Cut Copy, Annie's live band, David Gilmour Girls, and Greg Wilson.
His 2006 mix cd Go Commando (released via Defend Music) served to establish Friedman's tastemaking aesthetic internationally, garnering rave reviews (10/10 in Vice for instance) and a nomination for Mix Album of the Year from the PLUG Awards alongside such heavyweights as Richie Hawtin, Ewan Pearson, DJ Shadow and Dominick Eulberg.
Already touring across the US and Europe, Friedman used this momentum to expand his efforts, launching Throne of Blood Recordings with the members of the Rapture in late 2006. In 2007, Throne of Blood hit the road across the US and Canada alongside the Ed Banger Records crew to host and DJ at the infamous "Dafter Parties," after-show events following Daft Punk's groundbreaking ALIVE 2007 Tour. 2008 saw Friedman return to throwing parties in New York, launching the highly successful Prime Time series with partner-in-crime Eamon Harkin. Held at classic venues Love and Santos Party House, Prime Time hosted hosted Metro Area, Todd Terje, Sinden, Alexander Robotnik, Rub N Tug, Hercules and Love Affair, Ewan Pearson, Greg WIlson, and Stacey Pullen. By late 2008, Prime Time moved to a new venue and morphed into the now seminal Mister Saturday Night party, hosting the likes of Theo Parrish, Moodymann, Twitch, DJ Pierre, Larry Heard, Todd Terry, Four Tet, Justin Martin, the Phenomenal Handclap Band, Francis and the Lights, Kerri Chandler, Mark E, Omar S and many more. In 2009, Friedman co-founded the monthly Barbarians party with Tommy Moye (Rong Music/Blunted Funk) and Andrew "Wiz" Potter (Populette).
2008 also saw Friedman renew his focus on Throne of Blood, which began churning out a dizzying range of sounds from the thug house of Dances With White Girls to Zombi's neo italodisco and John Selway's gorgeous "Shake The Snow." Building off that momentum, Friedman delved deeper into his duties as A&R for the label, snapping up emerging powerhouses Populette, AKA JK, and Harkin & Raney as well as established figures like Mugwump for a series of releases that have found a place in some of dance music's most discriminating record crates.
Starting in 2010, Throne of Blood hit its stride releasing a string of acclaimed 12"s from Bicep, Harkin & Raney, Bicep, Ford Inc, Bibi Tanga & The Selenites and Populette. 2011 saw the label add veterans like Ulysses and Ford Inc's Mat Playford and Paul Woolford, as well as up-and-comers like Saarid, Remain & Mlle Caro, and Cosmic Kids into the mix. With nearly two dozen releases in stores, a new sublabel called Let's Play House Records, and a schedule jammed to bursting with amazing new music, Throne of Blood has cemented its place among the most exciting dance labels in New York.
Co-Founder and Resident DJ of The Dog & Pony Show, Paul Raffaele has quickly become a rising star on New York’s underground club scene, earning a reputation as a hard-working, crate-digging DJ with real dedication to his craft and a true love for inspiring music. On the decks the young Raffaele time warps through classic and contemporary sounds, rocking house, disco, techno and beyond. Raffaele’s serious DJ talent has opened plenty of doors in a short time, enabling him to play all over New York as well as faraway lands like Ibiza, and to handily turn The Dog & Pony Show into one of New York’s don’t-miss parties.
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