ANNA LUNOE / TOUCH SENSITIVE
BLAQUE PANTHER DISCO, SEAN WATSON, DEUX YEUX
2 East Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
Doors 2:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Since 2006, Anna Lunoe has been leaving a trail of exhausted and ecstatic crowds wherever she goes. Clubs throughout Australia have become her weekend playground, she's a festival favorite with multiple appearances at Big Day Out, Splendour in the Grass, Parklife, Field Day, Falls Festival & more, steadily moving closer to the top of bill with each passing year. When artists like Diplo, Daft Punk, Switch, Calvin Harris, A-trak or Soulwax come to town it's more than likely Anna's on support, throwing down a set that has the crowds and the main act talking for days.
Despite having dominated down under for the most part she is no stranger to touring, having racked up a mountain of flyer miles playing world renowned parties throughout Asia, Europe and the U.S. Flashing lights in NYC, Mad Decent & Dim Mak joints in LA, Raves in Kansas City, and all the way across the Atlantic at Ed Banger soirees in Paris, Vice shows through the UK, Razzamatazz in Spain, and Rust in Copenhagen to name a few. In 2009, Ministry of Sound approached her with the prestigious offer of being the first female to curate one of their mixes, and the resulting CD [Clubbers Guide to 2010, mixed alongside Axwell & Hook N Sling] went gold in the snap of a glowstick.
Her reach does not stop in club land. When international brands like Chanel, Fendi, Prada, Louis Vuiton and Hugo Boss need music direction for their shows, whether in London, New York, Paris or Sydney, Anna can be found behind the decks looking as graceful as the models on the catwalk.
So far in 2011, Anna performed across Australia on the Big Day Out tour, completed a month long USA club tour, wowed Japan for MTV, Dj'd (and hosted!) Parklife main stage, mixed her 3rd Ministry of Sound Compilation followed by a national tour, was chosen as the Australian ambassador Smirnoff, returned to Splendour In The Grass [with her all-girl DJ crew Hoops] plus made huge leaps further into the production world.
Her first original production, a disco-inspired collaboration with Wax Motif called 'Love Ting' reached #12 on the national independent radio charts, getting radio play all over the world, with Chuckie championing it on BBC Radio 1. Her second, a dark banger 'Voodoo' (produced alongside LA's Them Jeans) features her on vocals, and is on her new Ministry compilation. It's a very exciting sign of things to come for Anna's production, with some massive releases on the horizon.
Since getting her start on radio over 5 years ago, Anna has gone on to influence numerous fledgling DJs and steer clubbers towards breaking genres in the world of bassline & bashment sounds. At the end of 2010, Sydney magazine named her in their 100 most influencial people list, and she continues to host her popular radio slot on Tastemaker radio station FBi 94.5 each week. Now she is taking on the world- and with heavyweights like Brodinski, Switch, Calvin Harris and Axwell turning up at her shows, its safe to say Anna Lunoe is the little Aussie girl that could, winning over the big boys one spin back at a time.
Touch Sensitive’s debut single ‘Body Stop’ was one of the first tracks released on Future Classic, all the way back in 2004. Cloaked in anonymity it’s cosmic vibes and Italo authenticity made it a cult favourite among discerning DJ circles from East London to Brooklyn.
Re-emerging in 2006 under the Arithmatixx! pseudonym to produce a remix of (at the time) fledgling disco producer Mario Basanov it was later revealed both aliases to be the solo project of Van She co-writer and co-founding member Michael Di Francesco. Fast forward to 2012 and his third track ‘Real Talk’, a collaboration with Anna Lunoe, saw Touch Sensitive spend five (5!) months at the top of the Beatport indie-dance charts with what was universally recognised as one of the underground hits of the year.
2013 sees the release of his debut EP ‘Show Me The Pizza Guy’, previewed by LA super-producers Classixx in their mix for The Fader and Triple J they affectionally cite that “The Touch Sensitive tracks are masterfully produced and ultra-emotive. ‘Pizza Guy’ transports me to running the final stretch of my high school x country races in slow motion.”
BLAQUE PANTHER DISCO
Coco Disco from Dijon, France. Heiress to the Dijon mustard dynasty.
Jean-Claude Disco from Châlons-en-Champagne, France. Heir to the Perrier-Jouet dynasty.
Both had wanderlust fantasies of moving to Paris, the city of luster, lights, and love!
Jean-Claude left his family estate driving his two seater 1955 mercedes benz 300sl gullwing coupe with a trunk full of his families finest reserve champagne on a quest to manifest his destiny--to delver his disco-tinged dreams to the world.
There was only one thing missing--his muse for music.
Deciding to explore the many regions of France to discover the missing link before landing at his final destination in Paris he visited the city of Dijon. It was here while driving through the beautiful streets the breathtaking young blonde beauty who could only be known as Coco caught his eye. With her glittering golden afro catching every ray of light, her on foot dancing through the streets. Jean-Claude knew he had found the one.
Immediately, he slowed his roll, ate a mentos, and asked coyly, "excuse me, do you have any Grey Pupon"
At which she replied ever so gently, "why, monsieur, funny you should ask. Why, yes. Yes I do."
As she extended her slender arm and the golden rays of light illuminated her fair skin, he knew, she was the one.
Coco was her name and disco was her game. As any gentlemen would, Jean-Claude offered the wind-swept, blonde beauty a refreshing effervescent afternoon delight. After all, it was 5 o'clock somewhere.
In exchange, a picnic in the park on the most perfect day ever, was agreed upon.
Hours passed, and discussions of artistic expression ensued. Coco began to sing softly in her native tongue and it was at this precise moment that Jean-Claude knew that Coco was the missing element he had sought for so long.
It didn't take long for Jean-Claude to convince Coco to run away with him to form what would become the most regal disco duo Paris would ever know.
And after traveling to Paris, Black Panther Disco was born on the steps of Montmarte.
“…the Valley's most sought-after DJs.” – AZ Central
DJ Sean Watson is considered to be one of the most high energy live performance DJs in Arizona, by both fans and peers. Fans voted him “Favorite DJ making his mark right now” in 2010, beating out all other DJ’s in; 944’s readers’ picks.
Most Friday & Saturday nights you can find DJ Sean Watson at his new residency at The Vig, in the upscale Arcadia district. Entitled, Mid Week Mix, He has entertained guests there with his up beat performances and surprise guests including Gin Blossoms, What Laura Says, and Courtney Marie Andrews. “They are more than DJs," general manager Pam Vincent said. "They are local personalities. Honestly, they're cool…” – AZ Central
In addition to his residency DJ Sean Watson hosts a couple of the hottest dance parties in the valley of the sun. Entitled, Cheap Thrills and Adult Swim, He has won two “Best of Phoenix” awards by The Phoenix New Times and has had the privilege to perform alongside both great DJ’s and bands alike. Including: Z-Trip, Adam Freeland, Soulwax (OMP), The Juan Maclean, Neon Indian & !!! to name a few.