Still Music APT Residency with Trickski (Members Of The Trick - Sonar Kollektiv)
APT, 419 West 13th St., N.Y.
10 p.m. - 4 a.m., $10, 21+
What more can we ask for? Our residency start its second year of purveying world class music to Apt with a bang!
We are celebrating the B-day of our longtime mate DJ Gamall from Demon Days - so we decided to have an uncompromising line up as usual.
Straight from Berlin we get you Trickski (MOTT, Sonar Kollektiv) one of the hottest act around. For the first time in NYC. Their blend of techno, house and electro disco funk is simply unique.
Dj Qu (Strength Music Recordings) will represent the New Jersey sound that we all love so much and confirm that he is definitely leading a refreshing and growing new house music movement.
Of course, Dj Gamall (Demon Days - NYC) will bless us with the usual stunning selection of the rarest music around that he is known for playing at his world wide famous Demon Days parties alongside the mighty Carl Craig.
Finally, resident Dj Jerome Derradji ( Still Music) - recently signed on BBE records - will throw down one of his now famous soulful disco - house - techno set.
Trickski (Mott - Sonar Kollektiv - Berlin) is a collaboration of the two producers and djs yannick labbé and daniel "stoerte" becker as well as mc jack migger a.k.a. fna, who joins them for special events.
they first joined forces about three years ago, even though all members had known each other long before. all of them are from freiburg, the wonderfully warm black forest region of Germany. it was there where they got infected with club music at rainer trüby's monthly "root down" joint.
when they found themselves together again after one by one moving to berlin it was time to start trickski. yannick had just released his first 12" hotbox/gallieni on daniel paul's cabinet label while fna and daniel had figured out that they would rather be on the artist side than on the club side of the night life business.
Having been educated by rainer trüby's famous jazz and disco knowledge, yannick and daniel quickly moved forward towards rougher house and techno sounds. one can hear this evolution in trickski's first releases. while "hormony" kicked off the black label series on compost records as a dirty consense track for the nujazz and the cosmic crowd, "sweat" released on sonar kollektiv, was already heading more into the house and techno field. the greatest surprise and compliment trickski could receive came from detroit. carl craig, their long time idol, selected "sweat" for his fabric 25 compilation and turned it into a small underground hit.
a few remixes later, jazzanova - impressed by the fresh and unique sound of trickski - decided to give them the responsibility for a new club series on their label Sonar Kollektiv. This honor was first given to Dixon who started his own series entitled "innervisions" before and recently got independant with it. However, now it was trickski's turn, and thus, "member of the trick" was born.
yannick and daniel as a&rs and designers of this sub-label signed artists like the somewhat rare and strange leroy and darnell from detroit, movementz from england, with their sexy and classic deep house tune "29calls," and the "skwerl" with his house anthem "all woman" featuring hubert tubbs as a vocalist. trickski of course, releases their own music on MOTT as well. "at les," a new and pimped up cover version of carl craigs classic techno tune, was featured on MOTT02 next to "grace," a slomo dark scifi soundtrack, that could feature a colonel kurtz - grace jones cooperation. the latest mott release is by the hot pic of the year "future beat investigators" from finland. the "discomedusa" (all i want / lotus) is getting major feedback by all the big ones. Trickski's "Powerhorse" (MOTT07) and Solomun's "Koboldmaki" (MOTT08) completed the first round of the MOTT series before they released the members of the trick compilation with exclusive edits and unreleased tracks in september.
MOTT09 (split between Solomun and Trickski) is **** deep dancefloor tool EP of "lost tape" and "black rose" while MOTT10 rounds up the series with remixes of the best MOTT tracks and is gonna be released in february. Trickski's remix for Solomun's "black rose" is already massively being played by Ame, Jazzanova, Roland Appel and many, many more... watch out!
trickskis dj sets are always fun! they see the house / techno field in a broad context and move in a triangle between deep and more jacking house to techno and more rocking disco and cosmic tunes. if you are only interested in a straight night of minimal techno you are wrong booking trickski. but you can exspect surprises and sweat all over!
Trickski has a tuesday nights residency at Cookies (where Paris Hilton was partying until 5 o'clock in the morning at her first visit to Berlin.
trickski djs at clubs like, cookies and weekend (berlin) fabric, the end and bar54 (london) club 11 (amsterdam) culture box (copenhagen) goa (madrid), nouveau casino (paris), zukunft (zurich), das schiff (basel) übel & gefährlich (hamburg) rollerboys (stockholm), dada (tel aviv) or root down (freiburg),
and many more...
Trickski „Hormony" – Compost Black Label 01
Trickski "Sweat" / "Sunshine Fu*k" / SK063
Trickski Member Of The Trick 02 "The Bat" (incl "Grace" & At "Les" MOTT02/SK110
Yannick Labbé Member Of The Trick 05 "Le Coq Sportif" (incl. "Gallieni" & "Hotbox") MOTT05/SK131
Trickski "Maingirl" exclusive on ... Broadcasting (compiled by Jazzanova & Dirk Rumpff)
Trickski - Member Of The Trick 07 "Powerhorse" (incl. "Drakkar" & "Powerhorse") Trickski/Solomun - Member Of The Trick 09 "Meerkats" (incl. "Lost Tape" & "Lost Dub")
Trickski - Sweat (incl. Greenskeepers, Martin Solveig & Broken Reform remixes) re-release on Defected (DFTD177)
Dj Qu (Strength Music - New Jersey)
Embracing house music in it's early stages, dj/producer-Qu is out to perserve what's deep and underground in house. His loyalty to deep house has led to the development of the record label "Strength Music Recordings" and has showcased the underground sound with monstrous dancefloor productions. Moving many with his dj sets, Qu personally describes his style of playing as "A dancer's energy and mood presentation" and always explores the deep realm in his performances.
Dj Gamall (Demon Days NYC)
Robin to Carl Craig's Batman, Demon Days co-founder Gamall has been a New Yorker for the last 10 years. Yorkshire born and bred with Yemenite roots, this also ex San Franciscan, was pulled up by this bootstraps on on a musical diet of Cabaret Voltaire, The Human League, Post Punk and Northern Soul in the industrial town of Sheffield. A town which at the time bore a striking number of resemblances to Craig's Detroit.
Influenced by Sheffield friends like film-maker / drummer Nort (from Hula / Cabaret Voltaire) Gamall's first band was a experimental electronic trio (he played SH-101 synth). The band never left the rehearsal room and acting took over with Gamall moving to London to train professionally as an actor at the Drama Centre in the same class as Tara Fritzgerald.
A few years later tired of Maggie Thatchers' England (see Mike Leigh's film Naked to get an idea of what it was like) he moved to the Bay Area. Following stints doing Theatre (principal actor for George Coates Performance Works and lead director for his own Eye Control Theatre company), and art shows (at spaces like New Langton Arts) music started to call him again. He started to play saxophone and study jazz with legendary trumpeter Don Cherry via private sessions in Don's Haight-Ashbury apartment and garden. He also attended AACM theorist Anthony Braxton's classes at Mills College in Oakland. This surprisingly led to a position playing in post Acid-House Psychic TV (old friends of the bass player in his first band) at legendary San Francisco parties like "Don't Drink Thee Water
Around this same time he started to write music criticism for outlets like XLR8R, the San Francisco Bay Guardian and UK imprint The Wire. It was in this capacity in 1991 that he first encountered Craig who was playing a "very ravey San Francisco party." Planet E's first record, '4 Jazz Funk Classics,' had just been released and Gamall was ecstatic about the record. Craig and he hit it off immediately. They've been friends ever since.
Shortly after Gamall started label managing innovative independent electronic / ambient label Reflective Records handling everything from distribution to press in co-ordination with the Sharp clan. Inspired by his talented colleague Jonah Sharp he also started to DJ regularly at SF clubs like The Gardening Club (run by Tomas - now in Rub-n-Tug). He also made his first trip overseas to DJ in Japan (as part of a Reflective tour).
Still, Gamall didn't get serious about DJing until he moved to New York in the late 90's. This was the first time he DJ'd with Craig at a special Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage event called Black Metropolis. Gamall then started the respected online radio show 'On The Corner' that was hosted first at Pseudo.net then on a site of its own. A few gigs followed in far away places like Bergen, Norway and beyond.
With a deep knowledge of the independent music label scene Gamall started a music PR company called Backspin Promotions in 1999, working with Craig's Planet E as well as new German label Compost and New York club institution Giant Step. Backspin continues to this day working with a large international client base of acts as diverse as Matthew Dear, Amp Fiddler, Jazzanova and DJ Jazzy Jeff.
In the early 00's Gamall found time to return to San Francisco to re-link with Reflective pal Jonah Sharp (Spacetime Continuum) and work on his debut recording - a collaboration with Sharp under the alias Capries. The resulting track was released on Ubiquity as part of their New Latinaires series. A proposed Capries album never came to fruition purely due to geographical obstacles.
Seeking to create a regular club context for the first time, he co-founded the freestyle Rude Movements night with Karl Injex and remained resident DJ at the night for two years bringing in talent like Pete Rock, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Craig to spin. Feeling the need to explore tougher and more electronic sounds, outside of the Rude Movements format, he left to pursue the next enticing music adventure. In 2005 Gamall also co-produced the return of legendary jazz funk artists The Mizell Brothers "Mizell" album with Larry Mizell for Blue Note. A pure labor of love the project took almost two years to come to fruition.
When Gamall first approached Craig about starting Demon Days it was because he was frustrated with not being able to hear Craig spin more often. As soon as they talked they both saw the opportunity to create a new kind of night. From the start Demon Days has been a collaborative effort between the two friends. Things have come a long-way in a short time and the nights co-tailored "forward-thinking electronic music with a dark edge that reflects our times" policy has started to ring truer and truer to audiences across the US and Canada.
Taking his variegated years of music experience, Gamall continues to push himself as a DJ. In the last year he's moved to Ableton Live and then back again to vinyl, growing and gaining new perspective in his sets. He adds "with Demon Days we're really trying to create a premier electronic music night for America that speaks to our times. Dark, moody, twisted, party mania- the name says it all." It was Gamall who had the idea to bring in Amsterdam based artist Parra - "He's amazing and he's given us a distinct look and feel all our own - especially with the new Tarot card series. His work is really important to us." When asked about how it is to DJ with Craig he knows his place and acknowledges "It's a privilege to spin with Carl. It's like David Beckham coming up to you and saying do you want to play for England. You go 'Yes Please!!' and then comes the game... and you HAVE to kick the ball... I'm just trying to score as many as I can."
Gamall DJ sets are available on Samurai.FM. A special summer 2007 series of mixes in collaboration with photographer Tim Saccenti will be unveiled this summer.
DJ Jerome Derradji (Still Music / Past Due / LFM - Chicago)
A&R extraordinaire for Still Music, Past Due and the infamous black label LFM and
resident DJ at the famous Apt in New York, at Pink with the Culprits in San Francisco, at the Fi-nite Gallery in Detroit ,
Dj Jerome Derradji was recently signed by BBE records for the release of his first disco mix cd "The American Boogie Down" taken straight from the Past Due Records vaults. Release scheduled for late march 2008.
He also has been touring the world since January 2007 to promote the release of it's "Sound Of Still Music" compilation released in March 2007 by legendary London based Slip N Slide house music label. Jerome also successfully released his first compilation cd in Japan titled "Analog Soul" in 2007.
So far both these releases took DJ Jerome Derradji to London, Paris, Manchester, Liverpool, Paris, Lyon, Hamburg, Brussels, Gent, Detroit, New York, San Francisco and Chicago to play at the trendiest club and parties around.
DJ Jerome Derradji played alongside established artists such as Moodymann, Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson, The 3 Chairs (Moodymann, Theo Parrish, Rick Wilhite, Malik Pittman), Deetron, Karizma, Marcus Worgull, Stefan Goldmann, Phil Asher, Simbad, Charles Webster, Karizma, Osunlade, I:Cube, Markus Enochson, Jimpster and many others....
His eclectic style is similar to the music released on Still Music, Past Due and LFM: from techno to disco with a strong touch of Detroit house.
Jerome Derradji / The Sound Of Still Music DCD (Slip'n'Slide)
Jerome Derradji / Analog Soul CD (UG - Japan Only)
Jerome Derradji presents The American Boogie Down DCD (BBE Records)