About This Event
Doors Open:11:00 PM
Show Time:11:00 PM
6th Borough Project (Delusions of Grandeur, Instruments of Rapture)
The Revenge (Delusions of Grandeur, Instruments of Rapture)
Mark E (Merc, Spectral Sound)
Jacques Renault (Let’s Play House, On The Prowl)
Paul Raffaele (The Dog & Pony Show)
$10 ticket until Jan 11th
$15 until Jan 18th
This is a general admission, standing event.
Craig Smith & Graeme Clark have worked together in the studio for almost a decade, producing house jams and exploring long forgotten funk and dusty disco dubs. Studio output has featured on the much sought after L.E.S.S. Productions label aswell as Jisco Music, Instruments Of Rapture, Domino Records and Delusions Of Grandeur, which they provided the first single for in 2009.
Craig has been DJing since 1987 when he made his debut at Edinburgh’s legendary club night, The Hooch. With influences soaked in boogie, jazz and funk, through hip-hop and house, his sets are testament to 25 years of telling stories through music. Throughout the years, Craig has played alongside many of house music’s visionaries, regularly bringing guests like MAW, Kerri Chandler, Spinna, Jazzy Jeff, DJ Deep, Paul Trouble Anderson to the capital.
Graeme began producing in his early teenage years, influenced by his parents collection of rock, soul and blues aswell as eighties daytime radio and the burgeoning rave scene. After setting up his first label with close friends in 1999, Graeme got a call from Craig to offer words of support which led to the duo working together shortly after. Now producing for over 15 years, Graeme continues to work on a variety of projects in the studio aswell as touring most weekends. Recent work has included music for DFA, Buzzin’ Fly, Z Records, Pokerflat, MCDE and Dessous.
Their debut album was released in 2011 on Delusions Of Grandeur with a follow-up album due out beginning 2013.
The music of Mark E is overwhelmingly deliberate, and in that sense it’s quintessential house—unswerving, mechanistic, intoxicatingly simple. And life imitates art: the Wolverhampton-reared, Birmingham-based DJ/producer has had a slow, steady ascension to his status as one of the genre’s most natural talents.
Jacques Renault was a post-punk Washington, D.C. native who moved to Chicago in 1997 to continue his studies of viola, but in turn got an education in dance music. Tapping into the well-established Drum ‘n’ Bass scene, he held a residency at Smart Bar and became a buyer at the legendary Gramaphone Records. This broad, raw exposure to House lead him straight back to the classics of Disco and to its heart, New York City, where he landed in 2002.
As a DJ, Jacques has held residencies at New York’s famed venues Happy Endings, APT, Tribeca Grand and 205 Club, and has been a guest around the globe in venues like Tokyo’s Womb, Rio’s D-edge and London’s Fabric and Plastic People. With his remixes, edits, original tracks and collaborative project Runaway, he has released music on internationally acclaimed New York labels DFA, Chinatown, RVNG INTL, Throne of Blood, Italians Do It Better, Editions Disco, and Wurst, as well as Tokyo’s own Mule Musiq & Crue-L, Parisian imprint I’m A Cliché, Munich’s Permanent Vacation, Sydney’s Hole In The Sky & Future Classic and of course London/Berlin’s Rekids.
Along with his Runaway partner Marcos Cabral, Jacques has launched the new label On The Prowl, and OTP Party Breaks featuring their own material as well as original and remix work from Andy Ash, Simoncino, Brennan Green, TBD, Cosmo Vitelli, The Revenge, Azari & III, Tensnake, Nicholas, Coyote, & Kaos to name a few. Jacques has also taken up production duties for a number of artists including Warp Records’ the Hundred In the Hands, which also featured Richard X, Eric Broucek and Chris Zane.
After nearly a decade of playing for others in NYC, Jacques, along with good friend Nik Mercer, began producing his own series of events called Let’s Play House. The duo has brought in guests from abroad like Horse Meat Disco, Mugwump, Mock n’ Toof, Cosmo Vitelli, and Kaos as well as local talents DJ Spun, Morgan Geist, TBD, Beg to Differ, Brennan Green, Midnight Magic, and Dan Selzer to name a few. Let’s Play House is a moving party that uses Brooklyn warehouses, Manhattan ballrooms, hotel lounges, and everything in between for its regular events.