Paesano Productions Presents
'Grand Re Opening of Blu Nightclub, Night #1'
'Official Countdown to Camp Bisco Event'
'Paul Oakenfold After Party'
Ott (Twisted Records UK)
EMANCIPATOR, TREVOR SIMPSON
& ZEB EARLY
plus Body Painting, $3 Energy Drinks, Exclusive Energy Girls, WNBA Cheerleaders, & more!
$10 adv / $15 door, 21+, 10:00p - 4:00a
Ott (Twisted Records UK)
Deep within the English countryside lie a number of brilliant music producers. One such unfashionable but extremely talented artist is Ott, best friend of Simon Posford aka Hallucinogen and previous editor of the Shpongle albums. Reclusive genius Ott is no stranger to the studio. He has for the last 20 years been producing arranging and recording some of the most famous artists including Sinead O'Connor, The Orb, and Brian Eno. Working in a wide range of the best studios in the land from SARM East and West, Real World, and Ridge Farm to Foel in Wales.
Spacey strings, chants, otherworldly noises and pertinent samples collide with his massive rub-a-dub beats and bass. Ott's music is a world to it's own, a pure undiluted atmospheric world of swirling stoned sound and colour. Indian to Arabic to African Ott's dub's are boundary-less and boundless in their scope and strength. Ott's music is a paradox of dub, not stereotypically slow heavy sounds but at once an upbeat dancey dub full of light, world chants and funky beats, while still maintaining a slow and relaxed ambient groove.
To some, it must seem like this young electronic producer came out of nowhere this year. Emancipator played his first live show in July 2009, opening for Bonobo at the Roseland Theater (cap. 1500). Since then, he’s toured with Bassnectar, STS9, Pretty Lights, drawn crowds at festivals like Trinumeral and Symbiosis, and closed out Sound Tribe Sector 9’s late night parties in Denver at the request of the band.
But those in the know have been following Emancipator since he self-released his first album, Soon It Will Be Cold Enough, at the age of 19 in 2006. His agile melodies layered over headnodic, immaculately-produced beats captivated fans across the internet and across the world. “Soon It Will Be Cold Enough” was picked up by Japanese super-producer Nujabes, pressed in Japan and sold 5,000 copies in the first six months. Emancipator landed a Puma sponsorship, gave an interview to Rolling Stone Japan, discovered one of his songs was played at the Beijing Olympics (still trying to figure out how that happened) and his song “Shook,” a mashup that perfectly mixes Mobb Deep’s mighty raps with a haunting track from the Icelandic band Sigur Ros.
The entertainment and electronic music bug bit Trevor Simpson at a very young age. He started DJing and producing events at the tender age of 14 in Boulder Colorado. In 1997 Trevor founded Torque Productions, an underground event production company and clothing label. Later that year Trevor moved to San Francisco and quickly gained a devoted following as one of the city’s fresh new house DJs. Over the years Trevor held many prominent positions as resident DJ for Mixed Elements production company as well as clubs such as the legendary 1015 Folsom. In 2005 Trevor Simpson became the music director for Energy 92.7FM, San Francisco’s Pure Dance radio station. At Energy 92.7 Trevor mixed house music daily at 6pm for the drive home and then took over as on-air personality and host from 7pm-midnight. Trevor has now moved his award winning mix show “The Clubbers Commute” to Wild 94.9, the number one rated station in San Francisco airing the best in global house music for two hours every Friday night for the drive home from the clubs!
DJ ZEB EARLY (Mama's Cookin)