Jojo Mayer / Nerve
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Jojo Mayer / Nerve
NERVE evolved out of Jojo Mayer’s legendary party event Prohibited Beatz in NYC during the late 90′s. Initially a platform for experimental interaction between DJ’s, visual artists, musicians and the audience, the collective eventually developed into a fine tuned group that cross-pollinated the premeditated format of programmed electronic music styles with real time, improvised music performance. Within that format, the band assimilated a wide spectrum of electronic styles from old school Jungle, Dub Step or Glitch beats to Minimal and Tech House and anything that could escape genre descriptions yet. In the process, the group managed to acquaint a new audience with improvised music for the first time and ultimately bring the Jazz tradition of improvisation, driving rhythms and stylistic evolution to the digital age. Meanwhile, it embraces the essence of Rock ’n Roll of having a good time and showing the finger to anyone who has a problem with it. NERVE re-examines and transcends the relationship between human creativity and digital technology and created a new form of musical expression which is completely unique in the world today.
Jojo Mayer: Drums
John Davis: Bass
Jacob Bergson: Keyboards
Aaron Nevezie: Sound and Audio Manipulation
Beyond this core configuration of drums, bass, keyboards and live audio manipulation, NERVE is often augmented by a wide range of guest artists from around the world. Besides longtime collaborators like Roli Mosimann, Jason Lindner or Takuya Nakamura, NERVE worked with Bugge Wesseltoft, DJ Shadow, MC XIS, Sean Pelton, Tim Lefebvre, Karsh Kale, MC Malik Work, Salt Cathedral, Vernon Reid, Moshen Namjoo and many more.
BORN AND RAISED JUST OUTSIDE OF NEW YORK CITY DJ HA aka RYAN ALOISI WAS HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY THE DRUM N BASS, JUNGLE, HIPHOP AND DANCE SCENE THAT THRIVED THERE. AFTER PRODUCING A ROCK/HIPHOP PROJECT NEAR NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ IN 2001, HE BEGAN RUNNING ONE OF PHILLY S PREMIERE HIPHOP JAM SESSIONS AT THE BLACK PUMPKIN WITH HIS BAND--HEDZFALLINOFF. HE STARTED TO PURSUE A CAREER IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY STUDYING LIVE SOUND, RECORDING, DJING, KEYBOARDS, DRUMS AND MUSIC PRODUCTION. PROGRESSING AS A BACKLINE TECH AND LIVE SOUND ENGINEER HE WORKED WITH ARTISTS SUCH AS STEVIE WONDER, PAUL SCHAEFER, KRS-1, BERNIE WORELL, JILL SCOTT, THE ROOTS, PUBLIC ENEMY, SIMON POSFORD, MARCO BENEVENTO, JOE RUSSO, KJ SAWKA, CYPRESS HILL, N.E.R.D. AND NUMEROUS OTHERS IN LIVE SHOWS, TELEVISION PRODUCTION AND REHEARSAL SESSIONS.
DJ HA HAS PERFORMED AT THE KHYBER, JOHNNY BRENDAS, THE PIAZZA, THE FIRE, THE ARTS GARAGE, TRIUMPH BREWERY, SILK CITY, DOC WATSONS, RUBA CLUB, THE BLACK PUMPKIN, CLUB MAMBO, BOOKSPACE, WHISKEY TANGO, SWEENEY S SALOON, THE IRISH POL, AQUALOUNGE, BOBBY SIMONES, WILDFLOWER CAFE, PEARLY BAKER'S, LOVE PARK, MURPH S BAR AND GRILL, PUB WEBB, THE CHERRYWOOD AND MANY MORE WITH ARTISTS SUCH AS JAY D CLARK, TONY CATASTROPHE, YARON, STEVE-ONPOINT, PEEDI CRACK, DOODLEBUG aka C KNOWLEDGE, DJ OBI-1 AND MANY MORE....