La Influencia with Dan Berkson & James What フォトギャラリー
After the summer brake La Influencia heads down to El Paso’s basement on Saturday 26th September..
A real treat for all who enjoy live electronic music at its best.
Dan Berkson & James What are a London based production and live performance duo. Both Dan and James have been playing music, producing and DJing in their own separate projects up to now, but have recently teamed up in an attempt to create their own blend of electronic house music.
Dan grew up playing keyboards, and was performing six nights a week in his home town of Chicago by the age of 16. He entered the New England Conservatory of Music in 1993 and quickly immersed himself in the worlds of jazz, funk and soul. As his interests turned more to house, dub and electronic music, he went to London to study production and to be able to go to Fabric whenever he pleased. Since then, Dan has been releasing records on many labels including Mood Music, Movim, Exun, and Gourmet Recordings. As well as DJing in the US and Europe, Dan has been playing keyboards and laptop in a live project with house legend Robert Owens.
Brought up in southern France, James first began playing guitar and other instruments in bands. He then moved to London in 1999 to pursue music performance and recording arts studies at London College of Music and SAE. Since, he has been involved in a motley of music projects ranging from electronica to world music and has released records under various projects names. James What made his first appearances with productions on labels such as Treibstoff or Einmaleins Musik and also produced a CD for the DeWolfe Music library. In 2005 he was also selected to take part in the Red Bull Music Academy in Seattle.
Dan Berkson & James What’s debut EP together on Poker Flat, The Dig has been a big success, followed by two tracker Systems on Sounderground Record and another EP on Poker Flat entitled Cantina. Dan and James also contributed an exclusive track Asteroids to the 5th Poker Flat compilation along with releases on Crosstown Rebels and remixes for Boxer, Meerestief and Poker Flat. Since their debut performance at Sonar festival in June 2006, Dan and James have been performing their unique live sets all around the globe. Using two laptops along with live synthesizers and drum machines, they perform and rework their music while always finding places for improvisation and keeping things fresh.
There will also be some more good old wax infused proceedings to enjoy in the downstairs room.
G.ON, well known face to La Influencia regulars who will celebrate his birthday with us that night
Great technical abilities and strong programming of his sets never fail. Main ambassador for REEF in London. Coming from the Spanish capital with experience of rocking many of its venues (Fun Factory, Hannaby, Ritmo y Compas, 600, Velada, Vanitas). Fast rising talent and appreciated guest for many of our past events
Worm up duties overtaken by resident Lester_Xanadu will put you in the mood for this late night knees up action.
In charge of visual pleasures we welcome back our long overdue guest [.HEK]
His unique approach to VJ art has won him many admirers.
Video artist and filmmaker. Born in Przemysl, started as photographer, then got involved in moving images and interactive media activity.His installations include documentary forms, interactive objects and real-time mixed visuals.
performed in between:
hayward gallery (optronica festival)' shooting people/brit.doc ('UWM" premiere at ICA, the Mall)resonance fm, the foundry (bigos planet events),multivitamins, ptd...
As a documentarist collaborate with:
Tate modern (martin creed performance, starr auditorium broadcasting), saathi gallery , ("usa today" exhibition podcast), imt gallery (marcin choloniewski & wojciech kosma performance), phonica records (cybersonica festival),Glasgov International Festival of Contemporary Visual Art ('cabin exchange' project ), and others;
To keep things simple we decided to scrap all guest list , concessions , etc
Instead Entry is totally free before 11.30 pm
We all love it free don’t we?
See you by the speaker!
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