Marc Houle (live) (Items&Things / M-nus)
Ripperton (CH, Tamed Music )
Perc (Perc Trax / CLR)
Kate Simko (Get Physical / Hello? Repeat)
Sunday 25th August, Entail presents Marc Houle, Ripperton, Perc, and Kate Simko + collaborations with Bread&Butter & ReTouch!
The label’s two years got much needed love and support from all of you and continuing with good words from Loco Dice, tINI, Pan-Pot, Pig&Dan, Marco Bailey, Andrew Grant and many more.
The Entail parties have been building up, word has spread around about what they do and so they had some pretty good times with Gui Boratto, Extrawelt, Marc Houle, Matador, Dominik Eulberg, Sascha Dive, Tobi Neumann, Robert Babicz.+++.They have also received strong support from underground up and comers London residents.
Here a bit of our previous party
The event will feature an incredible lineup of the industries most cutting-edge artists
★ Marc Houle (live) (Items&Things / M-nus)
Marc Houle grew up in Windsor, Canada with Detroit as his mid-90's backyard party playground - as a kid he had a love for obscure new wave & analog synths, so it was just a matter of time before he started making music of his own. Ask any of his friends, and they'll tell you the same: the guy is a prolific music-making-machinist, dedicated to quality, but quantity as well - with nearly 1,000 tracks to his credit (most of which are tucked away on his hard drive as super secret weapons).
Now taking the reigns alongside his A&R partners Magda & Troy Pierce, Marc Houle has resurrected their label Items & Things, breaking it free from its former Minus sub-label status. Spanning electronic genres in a variety of forms... from disco tech to experimental to techno, to bring their eclectic tastes together as an outlet for music they discover on their travels & a home for their own releases.
Marc Houle's current sound can be described in cityscapes - somewhere between Chicago & Detroit, with a new-wave underbelly. His live performances are always diverse & genre-bending reigns supreme. No two sets are ever the same, except perhaps, their ability to impress the crowd.
He's travelled a long way from his 1997 residency at Richie Hawtin's club "13 Below" in Detroit, to being asked to join the legendary Minus label, now making Berlin his home & continuing to show his diverse musical roots on his productions. In February 2012 Marc Houle released his heavy-hitting, second album and single "Undercover" on Items & Things, with more releases in the making.
★ Ripperton aka Headless Ghost (CH, Tamed Music / Green / Clone)
With an artist name derived from the legendary soul singer Minnie Riperton, it’s crystal clear everything is based around soul for Raphael Gros aka Ripperton. Besides soul music, Ripperton possesses a massive vinyl collection crossing many musical borders that reflects in his versatile dj sets.
Mid-noughties, Ripperton gained attention with his Lazy Fat People project releasing on labels such as Border Community, Planet E, or Wagon Repair. It was in that same period when Ripperton had his breakthrough as solo artist with an almost endless run of releases (Green, Liebe Detail, Connaisseur, Music Man, Systematic, Dessous, Perspectiv) topped with a series of high profile remixes (Radiohead, Laurent Garnier, Deetron, Ellen Allien, Beanfield, Max Cooper). From immersive techno to refined house, Ripperton adds a newfound sense of introspection to electronic house/techno music.
In 2010 the long awaited debut album 'Niwa' is released on GREEN, the Dutch label run by Joris Voorn & Edwin Oosterwal. This debut album dips you into a bathtub filled with organic sounds and beautiful melodies. By the end of 2011, Ripperton shows his compositional talent on the mini album 'Lost in Colours', released on Systematic. In between these two projects Ripperton gets together with Deetron and they deliver the outstanding ‘Depth Frame’ EP on Music Man. The Swiss duo even takes it a step further and they create the Roots Panorama moniker to release ‘Threee’ on the French Versatile stamp.
It is not only as a DJ/producer that Ripperton has his grip on the electronic scene, but he also runs two labels. In 2006 he launched 'Perspectiv Records', dedicated to atmospheric techno & house music. And more recent ‘Tamed Musiq’ which is an intimate imprint with no rules nor borders and home to a series of groundbreaking EP's by Ripperton himself (2012: ‘Show me’, ‘Let’s hope’).
So far 2013 has been an exciting year with gigs at Panoramabar (Berlin), Rex (Paris), Arma 17 (Moscow), Studio 80 (Amsterdam), Sankeys (Manchester) and the return of his Headless Ghost guise with a killer release on Clone Royal Oak. ‘Fronted’ picks up where the ‘Backend’ release from 2009 left off. Tick bass, bleeping chords, and intensive emotions. Ever since ‘Niwa’, Ripperton has secretly been busy working on a new artist album. Thirteen emotionally deep tracks shape ‘A Little Part Of Shade’. The album reflects Ripperton’s approach to electronic music production: song writing attitude, and the sense of emotional delivery that extends far beyond the purview of clubs.
★ Perc (Perc/CLR/Stroboscopic Artefacts)
Perc is one of electronic dance music’s reference points: an internationally touring DJ, label owner and one of the most respected producers in techno today. From his early demos being signed by James Holden back in 2012 to his current position as one of the most forward-thinking individuals in techno Perc (aka London based Ali Wells) has always fused current sounds with his extensive knowledge of electronic music’s past to create something relevant to the time yet also fresh and challenging.
In 2007 Perc was noticed by the taste-making Kompakt records. His first release for the Cologne-based powerhouse was ‘Up’, one of the summer hits of that year receiving festival plays from everyone from Erol Alkan and Simian Mobile Disco to Chris Liebing and Green Velvet. After this Perc was commissioned to remix DJ Hell’s own “Buttersäure”. The result was an industrially fortified techno remix that sparked interest across the scene, in particular Adam Beyer who approached Perc to ask for a release on his Drumcode imprint. In autumn 2007 Perc’s 'Sticklebrick' EP came out on Drumcode, which lead to another remix for a heavyweight, this time for the then white-hot Trentemøller. By the end of 2007 Perc was rightly established at the forefront of underground electronic music as his first release of Liebing’s CLR imprint cemented his position further.
As a DJ, Perc has taken to the decks across the world in seminal clubs such like Berghain, Fabric, Cocoliche in Buenos Aires, Space Ibiza, Tresor, Unit in Tokyo and many more. His sound is a fusion of the cream of current techno mixed with choice selections from electronic music’s forefathers. When it comes to playing live Perc performs purely his own productions both released and unreleased, reconfiguring them into something new; drone becomes big room techno becomes broken-beat becomes jagged Birmingham techno. Perc creates DJ and live sets that are industrial landscapes optimized for the dance floor. His podcast for Resident Advisor’s scene leading mix series is Perc at his very best and a perfect example of his fusion of bleeding edge techno and classic industrial and experimental influences.
His label, Perc Trax, was started in 2004 as a vehicle for his own productions, but over the years it has evolved into much more than just that. Under Perc’s careful guidance Perc Trax has developed a core roster of Sawf, Forward Strategy group, Truss and of course Perc himself with heavyweights like Ancient Methods and Factory Floor appearing regularly. The label reached a new level of success since mid 2011, winning Resident Advisor’s renowned label of the month title in December 2011 and being the subject of a feature in the Guardian newspaper in June of 2012. A recent move to album releases has seen Perc Trax reach more people than ever before as the label embraces unique packaging concepts and has commissioned videos for all key releases.
Production-wise 2011 can be described in two words 'Wicker & Steel' - the title of Perc's debut album, released on Perc Trax in June of that year and which has lifted Perc to a new level of respect and recognition. Following launch parties in London, New York and Tokyo the album picked up plaudits from everything from the expected dance-press coverage to breaking into the UK national newspapers. In 2012 Perc has diversified with remixes for Factory Floor on DFA, Tim Burgess on Oh Genesis, Black Asteroid on Electric Deluxe, Mike Parker on Edit Select and Oscar Mulero on Warm-Up, plus two EPs; the searing statement of intent that is ‘A New Brutality’ on Perc Trax and Guardian single of the week ‘Pure & Simple’ on Sleaze. This coupled with his busiest ever year of gigs including debut appearances in Argentina, Australia, Singapore and Finland has meant his sound is better known and more influential than ever before.
★ Kate Simko (Get Physical / Hello? Repeat)
Getting her start stateside alongside Matthew Dear, Ryan Elliott, and the Spectral Sound crew, Kate Simko has quietly, yet consistently, established herself as one of dance music’s rising stars. A diverse musician, Kate's projects range from remixing Philip Glass, to composing film scores, to rocking jackin’ DJ sets, and producing her melodic, Chicago-flavoured take on house and techno.
Kate stepped in to the spotlight in 2011, releasing her first full-length album ‘Lights Out’ on Berlin's esteemed Hello?Repeat label. To accompany the album release, Kate unveiled a custom audio-visual live set programmed by video guru Jeffrey Weeter. The cutting edge set – featuring original HD video scenes from around the world, modulating to the rhythms of the dance floor – was debuted at Rex Club in Paris, then performed at top spots around the globe. 2011 also saw some noted collaborations for Kate, including her ‘Sit Back’ EP with Anthony Collins on Supplement Facts and her PolyRhythmic project with Tevo Howard. Meanwhile Kate’s remix of Guy Gerber's ‘Hate/Love’ and Laura Jones’ ‘Love In Me’ held their place in the DJ charts for months. Back home in Chicago, the legendary Smart Bar added her as a resident, where she joins the likes of Derrick Carter, DJ Heather, Miles Maeda, and Justin Long.
Up next this spring is a fresh collaboration EP with Leftroom boss Matt Tolfrey, a solo EP on Leftroom, a new PolyRhythmic EP with Tevo Howard, and a few other key releases in the works. Kate’s jackin’ new A/V live set for 2012 is hitting London’s Fabric and Europe in April, and then she’ll be taking the tour back to the Americas in May and June. This July Kate packs her bags and makes the move overseas to London, embracing her future adventures in the UK.
★ Donnie Bilancia (ViVa Music)
Italian Dj & Producer, London based, Donato Bilancia starts Djing after many years of wild clubbing in the late ’90 early ‘00 & consequently arrives in the UK.
Being highly involved in music from his family it was a natural course of action joining an electronic music production college, which gave him the knowledge to produce with his computers and loved analogue synth & machines.
Donato influences are all that is music but in particular house and techno; this is reflected in his Dj sets & productions, which can vary from the more laidback tracks to the uplifting crowd pleasers. It all depends on what the crowd wants & needs & Donato makes no compromise.
In 2011 Donato appeared regularly in London clubs such as Ministry of Sound, The Egg & Aquarium. His productions have also taken off this year his remix for Steve Lawler Gimme Some More has been released on Viva MUSIC and further releases will be with Natural Rythm & Sleep is Commercial
This is a limited capacity event, Tickets will be sold in advance with discount!
State of the art sound system, live visuals and exceptional music in a great environment.
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