Fools in the Night & Blend Entertainment present
Lifelike, The Aston Shuffle
444 Jessie St
San Francisco, CA, 94103
This event is 21 and over
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He's one of the most exciting dance music producers to come out of France and let's face it, that is no small feat.
Early on LIFELIKE found himself occupying a unique position at the vanguard of the French electronic movement, and a part of an extended musical family that includes Daft Punk, Justice, Alan Braxe, Kitsune, and Ed Banger's Pedro Winter.
Whether he's producing on his own or collaborating with a French Touch icon, LIFELIKE continuously releases essential smooth disco and electronica records. The man behind classic cuts including 'Black Chess,' 'Discopolis' (with Kris Menace), 'So Electric' and his latest single, 'Getting High' came with a welcoming reception and accolades ranging from BBC Radio 1's Pete Tong and Annie Mac to the DJ bibles such as DJ Mag and Future Music Magazine, calling his productions "a sure-fire hit on dance floors" "walking that smooth and sexy line between nu-disco and new wave." As a remixer, LIFELIKE's ability to electrify a room has been elucidated by massive blog suport and frequent charting on The Hype Machine with popular hit remixes of Chromeo, Sia, Empire Of The Sun, Vitalic, Moby, Cerrone, and most recently Visitor.
As a touring entity, LIFELIKE has touched down all over the globe. From Europe and Australia to Asia and America, clubs to festivals, he's DJd alongside everyone from Fred Falke, DJ Falcon, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Alan Braxe, to Ritchie Hawtin, Steve Angello, DJ Medhi, and many others...
When LIFELIKE isn't on tour, you'll likely find him tucked away in his studio. Diligent and always working, he's been finalizing his debut full-length album for release early next year, featuring the likes of Chromeo, A-Trak, Electric Youth and many more.
The Aston Shuffle
In the early stages of their career just a few years ago, The Aston Shuffle chalked up serious respect as DJs, remixers, and producers-to-watch. Signed to Ministry of Sound, For Everyone was their first release, an inclusive and instant dance floor weapon led by a vocoder hook that soon became a bit of a signature for their sound.
After a string of more club chart-storming single releases and remixes, and milestones such as being crowned #1 DJs in Australia by the inthemix50, the boys turned their focus to their debut album release. Seventeen Past Midnight was the perfect introduction to the Shuffle’s versatile sound, best described as emotive electronic pop. It was modestly successful commercially (peaking at #1 in the iTunes Electronic Chart), but more so served to establish them as the next wave of Australia’s emerging electronic elite.
Rolling Stone Australia ranked it in the top 50 albums of 2011, calling the lead single Your Love “the best dance single to come out of Australia in a decade”.
Another stand out was Start Again – a moment of pure pop/dance bliss that showed equal parts of song writing and production ambition and sophistication, and armed with a remix from compatriot Hook N Sling, found its way into the sets and charts of Axwell and more.
The album galvanized both their sound and their positioning, accompanied by the launch of their live show debuted to 15,000 people in support of Armand Van Helden and David Guetta at Shore Thing on NYE 2010/11.
Never ones to sit still, the boys took to the studio and began penning a new single for the Australian summer, Won’t Get Lost. It was #1 and top 5 most played for weeks on Australia’s national youth radio broadcaster, Triple J, and supported their debut national live festival run on Parklife, sell-out and capacity dates on the official Australian single tour, and their main stage performance on Field Day (before Gotye) on NYD 2012.
In the tradition of Start Again, the boys turned to another rising Australian star for remix duties, Tommy Trash, whose reinterpretation of the original metamorphosed into Sunrise (Won’t Get Lost). Released on Axtone Records in October, it spent 3 solid weeks unchallenged in the #1 spot on the Beatport chart and picked up some early BBC Radio 1 spins, including ‘Trending Track Winner’ on Danny Howard’s Dance Anthems.
Their latest release, 'Can't Stop Now,' "...takes them back to the soft spoken indie sensibilities that gave rise to this now unstoppable force. A mix of well-oiled songsmanship, vintage synth work and easy grooving beats, their latest synthesis of tightly woven indie dance marks another fine knot in the belt of one of Australia’s most consistent and quirky dance assets to date. " - DancingAstronaut.com
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