Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival 2016
Sat, Nov 12
Sun, Nov 13
BEMF Presents: We Still Believe feat. The Black Madonna b2b Mike Servito, Honey Dijon, Turtle Bugg
177 2nd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
Doors 10:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
The Black Madonna
The Black Madonna's first record, "Exodus" was an anthem to a concentrated pool of Chicago house aficionados, passed from person to person for nearly three years before anyone outside of the city ever heard it. Its champions now range from the esteemed Little White Earbuds blog to fellow Smart Bar resident, Derrick Carter, who debuted "Exodus" to the rest of the world on the mainstage at Movement 2012. The Black Madonna's catalog of current and upcoming releases/remixes now includes labels such as Classic, Freerange, Home Taping is Killing Music, Argot, Stripped & Chewed and File Under Disco (from the Disco Deviance family).
Since the debut release on Stripped & Chewed, The Black Madonna has been remixed by The Revenge and Nicholas, while releasing a bestselling and now virtually impossible to find split EP with Chicago's disco master, DJ Rahaan that currently resells for up to ten times its original value. In 2013, Madonna shared remix duties with Matthew Herbert on the James Curd/No Dial Tone split for Classic Music Company and remixed Roberto Rodriguez for Freerange. Fervent supporters of her work include Ashley Beedle, Dimitri From Paris, Jacques Renault, Luke Solomon, Derrick Carter, 6th Borough Project, Jimpster, Move D, Chris Duckenfield, Junior Boys and many more. Crosstalk International describes her current project, the "Lady Of Sorrows EP" on Argot, as "her most fully realized work to date -- A great leap forward from the sample-clad disco house of her records for Home Taping Is Killing Music and Stripped & Chewed. Weaving live orchestration and irresistible synth lines through tough percussive frames, both tracks bare their souls to listeners with enough muscle to command dancers' attention."
In December of 2012, along with Derrick Carter, Frankie Knuckles and NYC's Bunker event, she was announced as one of the new 2013 residents at Chicago's legendary institution, Smart Bar . Her mixes for Little White Earbuds and Bicep's Rinse FM show, contributed in spring of 2013, were received with acclaim. She is currently writing and producing her first full length album for Freerange. A sublime technician behind the decks, The Black Madonna is known for fluent and dynamic all-vinyl appearances, which span from disco to techno. She will be touring the United States in late summer and makes her European debut in fall of 2013.
Mike Servito is a DJ's DJ — a lifelong music fanatic with a truly
unique ability to move a dance floor. Fearless in his seamless transitions from one style to another, Servito has an unpredictability and a deep trust in his music knowledge that has garnered him a cult following over the years.
Although Servito is a New York transplant, his DJ style is
unmistakably Detroit. Inspired by Detroit radio of the '80s and the city's local DJs in the '90s, Servito came of age in a flourishing electronic music scene, making his debut in 1995 and immediately gaining attention and the respect of his peers and local techno heroes. After a brief hiatus, Servito was lured back through the vigorous encouragement of his close friend Magda. He returned to the DJ realm in 2002, redefining himself and finding inspiration in the new generation of electronic-music producers and DJs.
Miss Honey Dijon's brazen style blends all genres without looking to the past. She captivates with her instinct, versatile sound and dazzles the club and fashion circuit in London, Paris, and New York.
Although she spins a distinct Chicago sound with inflections of the deep New York underground, Honey prides herself on a style that is all her own. In fact Honey is one of the few dj's in recent years to defy pigeon-holing. She draws from a wide repertoire of musical styles from old school Chicago house, disco, tech-house to tribal,
funk, and soul. As a gifted and experienced dj, Honey knows how to manipulate any crowd.
Whether she is easing them into a trancey vibe with the dark sounds of techno, or lifting them up with pumping house, she knows how to rock a party!
A native of the Windy City, Honey was first inspired by the legendary house sounds of such dj pioneers such as Ron Hardy, Derrick Carter, Mark Farina, Green Velvet, and Frankie Knuckles. When she moved to New York , Honey became great friends with even more influential dj's, including the pioneering Danny Tenaglia, who finally urged her to get behind the decks.
Honey has recently become prolific in the studio with original production as well as slew of remixes. Currently she has tracks out on Skint Records, Toolroom, and a mix compilation on Classic Records.
Seducing club-goers with her unique sound mixing classic house and disco, techno and tech house all over the world, she has become a must-see dj around the world.
What more can be said about the fabulous Honey Dijon. She has rightly taken her place in the music world and one of the most exciting and unique talents today with her innovative and unique sound. She also boasts some impressive accolades from some of the biggest names in dance music from Danny Tenaglia to Derrick Carter.
Based in NYC, born and bred in the Windy City, Honey is known for her unique take on the Chicago sound with inflections of the deep New York underground. In fact, Honey is one of the few dj's in recent years to defy pigeon-holing. She draws from a wide repertoire of musical styles from old school Chicago House, disco, tech house, tribal, funk, soul, and R& B. She has graced the tables from Ministry of Sound London to Ushuaia Ibiza, Panorama Bar Berlin, Eric Jackson Leon Floresereo Montreal and everywhere in between. She has also shared the decks with none other Danny Tenaglia, Derrick Carter, Green Velvet, The Martinez Brothers, Satoshi Tomiie, and Quentin Harris.
Honey is also entering one of the most prolific times in her career not only as a DJ , but as a producer as well. Collaborating with such legendary vocalists Dajae and Celeda, Honey can count Toolroom Records, Nervous, Mile End, Stereo Productions, Deeperfect, Classic Recordings as a few of the labels she has released tracks on. She also runs her own label Digital Disco which has seen artists DJ Sneak, Jeremy Joshua, Derrick Carter, Luke Solomon and Orangemuse all contribute to it's growing success. Honey has also remixed, along with her studio partner Sebastian Manuel, pop acts Cyndi Lauper, Casey Spooner, R.E.M, and Jessica 6 spreading her infectious sound to garner even more fans around the world.
Honey's recent gigs for such clients as Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Rick Owens and other global taste-makers
is also making her one of the most sought after dj's for top fashion events.
Always inspired by new ideas and new music, Honey continues to push the envelope to create new and
exciting projects. As Danny Tenaglia said when once asked what is his favorite form of dance music, he
replied 'I LIKE IT ALL"! What a great motto that suits Honey Dijon perfectly!
Jersey-born and Brooklyn-based Turtle Bugg is one half of Soul to Seoul and half-founder of the Basement Floor.