Mezzanine & Eye Heart SF Present FUTURE FRIDAYS
Pryda Friends Tour feat. FEHRPLAY & Jeremy Olander
TRAVISWILD, Kid Alien
444 Jessie St
San Francisco, CA, 94103
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Jonas Fehr has had a whirlwind 2012; a year which has put him on the map as a producer & DJ star of years to come. Since bursting onto the scene in 2009 with club bomb ’Meow’ on Ministry of Sound, Fehrplay’s sounds has matured with a new sophisticated funk ever present, but whilst still maintaining his trademark, epic cinematic film score-esque breakdowns.
In early 2012, the 24 year old Norwegian signed to Eric Prydz’s legendary Pryda Friends label. It was a decision that would elevate his career to new heights as he joined the prestigious roster, which has featured some goliaths of dance music including Axwell, Paolo Mojo, Felix Da Housecat and Sebastien Leger.
As well as new break through tracks and remixes this year, such as “Incognito”, his summer smash “Nightride” and his recent remix of Eric Prydz “Every Day”, he has come into his own as top flight DJ. This summer saw his play multiple dates in Ibiza, as well as the UK festivals, SW4 and Creamfields and make his UK super club debut at Ministry of Sound for the legendary Gallery nights along side Arty.
His music is receiving amazing support from a who’s who of dance music, with regular plays on Pete Tong’s legendary BBC Radio 1 show, and in the sets of everyone from Prydz, to Avicii.
2013 is already set to see the continued success with further singles on Pryda and Above & Beyond’s legendary Anjuna Imprint.
With his fantastic tune selection and flawless mixing skills. It is easy to see why Prydz picked Fehrplay as his one to watch.
There is a reason why Eric Prydz, one of the world’s most highly regarded and respected DJ and producer in dance music history, signed Olander to a three-release deal with his coveted Pryda Friends label, and later asked him to accompany him on his tour.
From the first demo, Prydz knew there was something special about the Stockholm native. For years, he’d been on the receiving end of music from hopeful producers, but Jeremy was to become the first to truly make an impression on the selective Swede.
His first two offerings on Pryda Friends, the ‘Riots/‘Evade’/‘Chronic’ EP, which was later followed up with ‘Fairfax’/’Rypamont’, were both two of the label’s biggest Beatport sellers in 2011. The EPs were supported by some of dance music’s most prominent DJs including John Digweed, who dropped ‘Chronic’ on his Transitions radio show, as well as British legendary tastemaker Pete Tong, who played both ‘Fairfax’ and ‘Rypamont’ on his BBC Radio 1 show The Essential Selection for two consecutive weeks and later invited Olander to be featured on his ’15 Minutes of Fame’ segment. Prior to joining the Pryda family, Olander also had releases on notable labels such as JOOF Records, Spinnin’ Deep and Dirty South’s Phazing.
Jeremy’s smart, eclectic and emotional progressive style of house is a novelty in its own right, and his melodically infused techno productions, under the pseudonym Dhillon, has lit up the underground techno scene with consistent support from acts such as Adam Beyer, Nicole Moudaber, Alan Fitzpatrick and Joel Mull. His track ‘Layerleaf’, released on one of the most inluential modern techno labels out there; Drumcode, effectively made him one of a mere two producers to have released on both Drumcode and Pryda Friends.
On the remix end, German electro house duo Digitalism asked Olander to remix their single ‘Circles’, whilst Swedish standout Adrian Lux invited Jeremy to give his uncanny remix touch to his single ‘Fire’. Canada’s Glenn Morrison also extended the same request for his release ‘Mine & Yours’, with Jeremy’s remix generating north of 5 times more plays on Soundcloud than all 6 other remixes of the track combined.
Whilst his remixes and productions have caused major waves, Jeremy has consistently wowed crowds at some of the world’s most famous nightclubs and festivals. The notorious terrace of Ibiza’s Amnesia, Holland’s Dance Valley, both Eric Prydz EPIC shows at Brixton Academy and Alexandra Palace, London’s South West 4, filling up the Pryda Friends Arena mid-day at Britain’s high profile Creamfields festival two years in a row, headlining Tel Aviv’s classic The Cat & Dog as well as The Palladium in LA to name a few.
Throughout the course of the past two years since making his first mark on the scene, Jeremy has played alongside some of the most acclaimed DJs in the business in the likes of Sébastien Léger, Joris Voorn, James Zabiela, Sasha, Adam Beyer, Funk D’Void, Above & Beyond, John Digweed, Marco Bailey, Paolo Mojo, and Sven Väth. Finishing off 2012 with notable releases ‘Norrsken’ on Toolroom Records and ’Rorschach’/’The Rose Law’ on Cr2 as well as embarking on his first mini-tour in America, he’s made good use of his momentum going into 2013.
Starting the new year off with a much anticipated return to Prydz’s label with the infectious ‘Let Me Feel’, Olander is undoubtedly on the ascent to the next stage in his career. After the record first being unveiled on Prydz’s own EPIC Radio Podcast, its seen exceptional radio and club support from the likes of Eric Prydz, Tiesto, Sander Van Doorn, Annie Mac, Adrian Lux, Eddie Halliwell, Axwell, Above & Beyond, Pete Tong and more, with the latter playing the track a total 6 times across his shows on BBC Radio 1 in the UK and Evolution Radio in America. Less than a week after its release, ‘Let Me Feel’ made the overall Beatport Top 10, Olander’s first, and is already dubbed by many as the tune of 2013.
Additionally, making the Top 10 on Billboard’s ‘Next Big Sound’ list, hinting at plans on starting his very own label and radio show as well as sitting on a treasure chest of unreleased records, Jeremy has thus far only scratched the surface of what’s due to become another amazing year in the career of a man well in line to become a permanent upper echelon fixture in the world of electronic dance music.
TRAVISWILD has quickly become one of the most talked about DJ's in San Francisco. Since moving to the city in 2011 he’s earned a reputation within the Bay Area dance music community as one of the most entertaining and energetic talents around. He’s already shared the stage with world renowned acts such as Ferry Corsten, Mord Fustang, The Chainsmokers, EC Twins, Tristan Garner, Popeska, Rony Seikaly, Them Jeans, Girls N Boomboxes, and more. He's also the resident sound selector and co-creator (along with his brother Tristan) of THE ANIMAL PARTY, which has become established as one of San Francisco's best monthly parties, and has since expanded to New York City and The Hampton's.
Not every artist gets to publish their first releases on a big record label, but LessThan3's Kid Alien has done just that with not just his first but rather his first three--all released on Armin van Buuren's powerhouse label, Armada. Not just a producer, he's also one of the few artists out there that can also sing on their own tracks. His most recent release, All my Sorrows (Rain On Me), is the massive banger resulting from his second collaboration with Klauss Goulart. It's an uplifting vocal house tune that's sure to awaken any dancefloor with Kid Alien's powerful voice exploding into the furious bassline. It's freshly out now on Armada's big room house imprint, Zouk, and also available for purchase on Beatport.
Last fall, Kid Alien impressed the likes of Armin van Buuren so much that he featured the Klauss Goulart and Mark Sixma Deep Universe remix of The Atmosphere on his esteemed Universal Religion 5 compilation. Personally, it's my favorite vocal trance tune of 2011, showcasing some of the most sincere and touching lyrics of any track this year. The newly released and driving VIP Mix of The Atmosphere switches things up a bit, hitting 140bpm and delving into the realm of trancestep. Kid Alien invited LessThan3's dubstep artist, Starchild, to work his magic and he really made the climax supremely epic with half-time breakbeats and monstrous bass.