BEMF Presents Mathias Kaden, Steve Rachmad, Lenny Posso with Kasper Bjørke, Justin Miller in The Panther Room
74 Wythe Avenue
New York, NY, 11211
This event is 21 and over
Whether it is Opening, Primetime or Aftershow, Mathias' intuition for the crowd and location, proves each time again that he lives for his profession. His music is both, distinctly ambitious and refreshing. Following the House music of the 90s, he works thoroughly to create new sound structures. For a while, he has been using different types of percussion elements. The result is an enjoyable rhythm, which communicates with its audience in a very particular way. In a playful approach, he creates an incredible repertoire of feelings that reproduces within the crowd. Mathias' various sets include the following sound features: funky, freaky, dashing, dub, slamming, enriched by African and South American percussions.
Inspired and motivated by the first House & Techno DJs at Bioxultra in Gera he got his first turntables at the age of 14. One could argue it is necessary to live wherever the sound rises at a particular time. However, Mathias draws on his own strengths. Away from sated urban in- and output, he has always maintained the objectivity for his music.
For 7 years, he has been the resident DJ of the well-known club Muna. He is not only DJing there, but he also supports talented folks within the Freshblood project. Additionally, he is jointly responsible for the Klanglauf events at Kassablanca in Jena, as a DJ and organizer. Together with Marek Hemman, Mathias released 4 EPs on the label Freude am Tanzen and 4 own EPs on Vakant. Amongst others, he also did remixes for Matthias Tanzmann, Onur Özer, Dapayk, Anja Schneider, Daniel Stefanik and Trentemöller.
DJing and, later on, the production of electronic music have been his occupation since 1996. With his style of work, Mathias joins those, who refuse to produce and release music excessively. Thus, the necessity to make records that will remain long lasting is one of the guiding motifs of his profession.
Steve Rachmad is a Dutch techno producer, DJ and remixer. By many, he is considered a father of Detroit techno in the Netherlands, respected in the world of electronic music for his deep, groovy sounds that tend to rest on impressive strings, melodies, funk and soul. His career has been reaching its highest peaks from 1996 up to the present time. Yet, it is somewhat less known that he has been in the music realms for over 25 years by now.
Justin Miller is a quintessential New York City DJ. Mixing the classically cool with the always-cool and the brand new, he's a selector whose tastes spread across best of techno, deep house, and disco new and old. Part of that diversity likely comes from his tenure as DFA Records assistant label manager and sole employee for seven years, guiding the seminal NYC label through one of its most fruitful periods. With artists including LCD Soundsystem, The Juan MacLean, Hercules & Love Affair, Still Going, Benoit & Sergio, Runaway, Canyons and Walter Jones, a diverse crew of disco-leaning artists, Miller helped to establish the best of the best in modern dance music as part one of its most respected and influential imprints. He's a proudly interactive DJ, feeding off of the crowds he plays to a self-proclaimed goal to "hypnotize," and his prominence is only likely to increase. Having recently left DFA to start his own label HAKT Recordings, the new imprint will see releases from like-minded artists as well as debut productions from the man himself, as he begins to focus more on his own career after helming one of the most formidable juggernauts in dance music for almost a decade.
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