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This week we are bring something a lil special and as they say, "3 is the magic number."
Dave Aju :: 3HR SET
VJ.FLOOD :: LIVE DGTL ART
Todd Kurant :: Live illustration
Dave Aju (official) started out as a wordplayful alias for a San Francisco experimental techno night in the Y2K era. It has since become a name synonymous with a distinctive voice and unique blend of musical styles. Born Marc David Barrite and raised by a Bay Area jazz-head father, an early peer of Pharaoh Sanders, he then became an avid young B-boy and MC in the local electro and hip-hop scenes before eventually finding his niche in the deeper left-field corners of the global house music movement, channeling all of the above influences and a natural passion for dance music roots and sonic mischief into a sound truly all his own.
Having just released his Cali homecoming LP TXLAX on Tokyo’s esteemed Mule Musiq, following three full-length concept albums praised and award-nominated for their originality on
Parisian imprint Circus Company, a wide variety of fresh remixes and EP releases for labels such as Ostgut Ton, Music For Freaks, and Matthew Herbert's Accidental Records, a long
history of DJ and live performances at renown international venues from Fabric, Panorama Bar to Sonar and MUTEK festivals, as well as regular contributions to tastemaker programs like Gilles Peterson's Worldwide BBC show.
Dave Aju now finds himself in an accomplished creative zone at home in Los Angeles. Forever in the lab developing new material, while also working behind the scenes on a variety of projects in the mighty Machine Limited studios (formerly the Beastie Boys’ Grand Royal/G-son studio), teaching production courses to future generations at Hollywood’s Musician Institute, running his Greasy Listening mix series that promotes new like-minded artists’ upcoming works and preparing his anticipated new parent label Elbow Grease.
Vj Flood VJ / Visual Artist
VJ.FLOOD is a visual design brand anchored around the art of VJing. Live visuals, Real-time Music videos, Clothing, Print art.
Not much is said about Vj.Flood but Seeing is believing.
Often working with ink, paint and collage. Todd is drawn towards nature and chaos - finding inspiration in flora, fauna, sound and space - just to name a few.
His current project finds Todd painting storefront murals in his quest to beautify the city of San Francisco and lift the spirit of its neighborhoods during the global pandemic of 2020.
When he's not painting the town, he can be found pushing sharpie to paper with his ongoing series of spontaneous, ink drawings called Many Moods.
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