JDH & Dave P (FIXED), Heathered Pearls (DJ Set)
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Two years ago, Maribou State had just been signed off the back of a mix they put online. Now, they’re about to release an official remix of Fatboy Slim’s ‘Praise You’, count Bonobo, Pete Tong and Diplo as fans and have found themselves spearheading a new wave of fresh British producers.
In 2011 the duo were discovered by Fat! Records and put out their debut release, the ‘Olivia’ EP. A bootleg of Lauryn Hill followed, which racked up thousands of plays on YouTube and got airtime on Radio 1, 1Xtra and XFM.
Their watershed moment came when they signed to Southern Fried in 2012, first releasing a remix of Crookers’ ‘Hummus’, which hit the top of the Hype Machine chart, and then the ‘Native’ EP, which was given 10/10 by Mixmag. Next single ‘Scarlett Groove’ (featuring Saint Saviour) grabbed more radio play and a remix of Ultraista’s ‘Gold Dayzz’ got over 200,000 SoundCloud plays and #1 on Hype Machine again.
This year has seen Maribou State drop ‘Mask’ on Catz ‘N Dogz’s Pets imprint as well as finishing off their new single for Southern Fried. Right now, they’re preparing for festival and headline shows and are putting together a full live set with a tour of America booked for September.
JDH & Dave P (FIXED)
Rumors of NYC nightlife’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. While the ever-pervasive rumors of “no dancing allowed” and draconian cabaret laws continue to reverberate around the world’s cities, the state of underground dance music in the big apple is indeed much stronger. This is thanks, in no small part, to the efforts of Dave Pianka and Josh Houtkin (DJing as Dave P and JDH, respectively). The two have been responsible for bringing over some of the most credible DJs and live bands and giving them a proper venue and environment in which to play. In addition, they have honed their DJ and production skills over the years, and are increasingly breaking new records and sounds with their back-to-back sets. Dave has also recently kicked into gear with production duties, contributing remixes of established acts like the Klaxons and Bloc Party.
Heathered Pearls (DJ Set)
The ambient project Heathered Pearls was the brainchild of Polish-born Brooklynite Jakub Alexander, who had a career deeply rooted in music before he ever released any of his own. He was music “curator” for Tycho’s ISO50 blog, Tycho’s manager, a DJ under the Aarnio moniker, and, latterly, head of A&R at Ghostly International, the label that released his music. Introduced as a young man to ambient music by his mother, he loved the sound but hated the “Pure Moods” clichs often associated with it, and strove to create his own vision of the genre that avoided these. In 2004, while residing in Ann Arbor, Michigan, he founded the eclectic electronica netlabel Moodgadget alongside his friend Adam E. Hunt, with the aim
of “exposing the diversity in electronically made music.” Many of the label’s alumni later went on to release albums on Ghostly.
After years of daily DJ mix podcasts on ISO50 as Aarnio, in 2011 his own music was released for the first time, as a now-hard-to-find EP compilation, Polite Isle, was issued under his real name through the digital subscription-only Ghostly Music Service; then, in December 2012, the Ghostly label proper put out his debut album as Heathered Pearls, Loyal. Created to help him deal with his own anxiety and heavily inspired by his favorite experience sitting by the ocean at night the hypnotic, soothing, melodic, loop-based ambient record dropped on vinyl and digital only. ~ John D. Buchanan, Rovi