FIXED, DANIEL AVERY (Phantasy/Throne of Blood – UK) – Tickets – Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY – February 1st, 2013

FIXED, DANIEL AVERY (Phantasy/Throne of Blood - UK)

FIXED

DANIEL AVERY (Phantasy/Throne of Blood - UK)

JDH & Dave P [FIXED]

Fri, February 1, 2013

Doors: 11:30 pm / Show: 11:30 pm

Glasslands Gallery

Brooklyn, NY

$7.00 - $10.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

DANIEL AVERY (Phantasy/Throne of Blood - UK)
DANIEL AVERY (Phantasy/Throne of Blood - UK)
While Daniel Avery may be better known to clubbers around the world for his residency behind the decks at London institution fabric and weekends spent in numerous other clubs in Europe and beyond, his rising craft as a producer is setting him apart. His induction into the prestigious fabriclive mix series provides compelling evidence of this, a dizzying trip that speaks to Avery's skill as both a curator and a creator of some of the most inventive and forward thinking electronic sounds emerging today. Four of Avery's own solo productions - all signed to Phantasy Sound, the label run by "kindred spirit" Erol Alkan - form the basis of the mix, the result of hundreds of hours spent locked in a studio full of analogue equipment. Alongside this, there is "Effect Tweak" the latest result of an ongoing production relationship with Justin Robertson, another of Avery’s stated influences. Speaking about his contribution to the series, Dan states:

"It's rare to be able to take such risks in a club as you can in fabric. I love weird records; that original, lawless spirit of acid house where the music is pulsing but will also throw in some mind-bending, psychedelic elements to knock you sideways and make you lose yourself within it. This mix is my take on that idea."

Avery is unique among the current crop: a rising producer embraced by the same icons whose own work inspired him to seek that warm up slot playing ESG and Neu! records in Bournemouth all those years ago. Alkan in particular recognized Avery's passion for sounds originating away from the dancefloor, something that was instrumental in Avery signing for Phantasy, a collective Daniel now regards "very much as home." The critically acclaimed "Need Electric" and "Water Jump" EPs followed, showcasing a depth and progression alluded to in his earlier works for Throne Of Blood, Relish and Tigersushi. Much more music for Phantasy is promised in 2013.

Talk of Avery’s emergence cannot gloss over the praise from one of the UK’s most respected governors of dance music, Andrew Weatherall, who tipped the rising star for greatness earlier this year. In fact, Avery learnt much of his trade in Weatherall's Shoreditch bunker studio, even as Andrew's lauded sets had become, in his own words, “pretty much an Avery mega-mix." That Weatherall should contribute an exclusive Asphodells track for Avery’s fabriclive mix is further proof that the respect between the two is very much mutual.

Now firmly embedded in the Scrutton Street Axis alongside Messrs Fairplay, Fraser and Johnston, Avery is balancing his relentless schedule of DJing, production, and remixes - Django Django, 2 Bears and The Horrors among many others in 2012 - with an attempt to cultivate some motivation for midweek clubbing that’s been absent since the days of Nag Nag Nag and Trash. Avery resides over Movement Club, a Thursday night Dalston venture with Clouded Vision honcho Matt Walsh. Unannounced friends of a high calibre feature in small basements, with the intention of drawing a trusting crowd based on the standard of music and setting an atmosphere of their own. Simian Mobile Disco, Trevor Jackson and Ivan Smagghe were among the early guests and a promise of big plans for Movement Club in the future should ensure the night develops on a trajectory similar to Avery’s own.
JDH & Dave P [FIXED]
Rumors of NYC nightlife’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. While the ever-pervasive rumors of “no dancing allowed” and draconian cabaret laws continue to reverberate around the world’s cities, the state of underground dance music in the big apple is indeed much stronger. This is thanks, in no small part, to the efforts of Dave Pianka and Josh Houtkin (DJing as Dave P and JDH, respectively). The two have been responsible for bringing over some of the most credible DJs and live bands and giving them a proper venue and environment in which to play. In addition, they have honed their DJ and production skills over the years, and are increasingly breaking new records and sounds with their back-to-back sets. Dave has also recently kicked into gear with production duties, contributing remixes of established acts like the Klaxons and Bloc Party.

The two first met through Josh’s affiliation with Flyer, a now-defunct cultural magazine. They were frequently booked separately to DJ at the same parties in NYC, often in the same rooms.

“We both came from very similar musical backgrounds growing up in the punk/hardcore scene,” says Dave. “We both basically progressed in the same direction from there, into indie rock and into the more electronic sounds where we find ourselves now.”

Says Josh, “Our influences come from a pretty wide variety of places. We both were heavily into the early-90's punk/ indie scene. Fugazi, Dischord Records, Bikini Kill, that sort of stuff.”

The two quickly teamed up, expanding their horizons into techno, electro and other permutations of dance music. In early 2004, they started a party called FIXED at the Tribeca Grand hotel, where they quickly established a forward-thinking booking policy that found heavyweight, Berlin-based techno jocks like Ewan Pearson playing one week, with on-the-rise indie acts such as Little Boots or Friendly Fires the next. To date, blue-chip artists like Erol Alkan, Soulwax, Booka Shade, Justice, Superpitcher, the Klaxons, Peaches, LCD Soundsystem, Mylo, Vitalic, Simian Mobile Disco, The Rapture, Tiefschwarz, M.A.N.D.Y., and many more have all made appearances. The party celebrated its 5-year anniversary in November 2009, with Basement Jaxx headlining the night.

In a city full of nights with style over substance, FIXED is now known as a party with an eclectic crowd of sincere music lovers, where all sorts of interesting styles and genres find a place to come together.

“Aside from our musical upbringing, we are both influenced by nights such as Optimo, Trash, and Bugged Out!, says Josh. “These are great parties that don't necessarily have a musical "policy" or "style." For us, every style of music is good and merits attention.”

In terms of their DJing, the two have forged a defined musical understanding over the years. They often play back-to-back, each pushing one and other to find the perfect record to follow another with. “There are times when Josh and I are djing and one of us will put on a record and we'll both reach for a track to play out of it and then realize that we both grabbed the same one,” says Dave. “We’re both very conscious of flow.”

Going forward, JDH and Dave P look forward to continuing helping interesting acts around the world establish a beachhead on US shores, as well as continuing to bring their act on the road. With recent DJ tours with Simian Mobile Disco and Soulwax, they’re finding wider acclaim on a global stage while keeping up the ravenous appetite for breaking new sounds.
Venue Information:
Glasslands Gallery
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.theglasslands.com/