26.10.2012 @ SEMAFORI TAMPERE (Paikkaa uusittu isolla kädellä! Uusi PA, LED-seinä ja isompi tanssilattia)
Tickets 7€ (inc. cloakroom)
UTAH JAZZ @ D&BTV LIVE
RESOUND @ D&BTV LIVE
►UTAH JAZZ BIO:
..."Could Utah Jazz be the most underrated D&B producer out there? This unbelievable album certainly suggests so..."
(DJ Mag - ALBUM OF THE MONTH)
"Utah Jazz's 2nd LP sees the liquid-funk maestro soar upwards: Vintage is a sumptuous jazz, soul and funk-fired Drum & Bass Odyssey..."
(THE INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER ALBUM OF THE WEEK)
... “Truely unique. Utah Jazz's burgeoning success is nothing short of remarkable. It's been two long years since the debut LP of the finest liquid funkster in the galaxy - and what a way to return...”
(iDJ - ALBUM OF THE MONTH)
... "More emotion than a Bollywood film... Vintage has been painstakingly crafted, oozing finesse and attention to detail..."
(The Metro - ALBUM OF THE WEEK)
..."A remarkable composer... this is Drum & Bass royalty in the making..."(Knowledge)
...”After 10 years of producing, ‘It's A Jazz Thing' is well worth the wait, showcasing Wilson's knack of excavating big riffs and hooks from 70's soul and funk, and melding them together in an uplifting dance floor soup. 4 out of 5...” (Mixmag)
..."X-amount of cast-iron jungle legends can’t be wrong – and they ain’t. When Utah Jazz waves his wand, D&B invariably swoons..." (iDJ)
..."A dive into the inviting blue skies of summer, 'It's a Jazz Thing' takes the liquid funk template and submerges it in black-golden layers of '70s symphonic soul, equal parts Curtis Mayfield, Isaac Hayes, High Contrast and Calibre..."
.. “The most eagerly-anticipated debut album in years... Utah Jazz has got a rhythm, soul & vision all his own and the entire Drum & Bass world will soon be stepping to his beat...” (Knowledge)
What’s in your wine cellar?
You heard it here first: UTAH JAZZ, D&B’s very own “soul prince” (iDJ magazine), is back – and he’s brought only the very best…
After two globe-spanning years touring his remarkable debut LP ‘IT’S A JAZZ THING’, the DJ, producer and remixer extraordinaire returns this summer with his brand new record label and long-playing masterpiece: ‘VINTAGE’.
Joined by a host of stars – including multi-million selling Royksopp vocalist CHELONIS R JONES, drum & bass legend JONNY L (XL Recordings), Soul:R's MC DRS and jungle dons the mighty RAGGA TWINS – this matchless funk alchemist is set to break new ground once again – and give dancefloors worldwide yet another premium injection of future-funking soul.
Throwaway D&B this is not. This is fine wine matured specially for the head and the feet: rich in spice, sass and soul. Forget the alco-pops and cheap vodka: Utah Jazz deals in VINTAGE...
For when it comes to pedigree, the Jazz is indeed a rare breed: a personal apprentice to D&B’s old masters (ALEX REECE, LTJ BUKEM, BRYAN GEE) whose love for both DJ booth and studio saw him emerge as a pioneer on both fronts over the ensuing decade. Representing some of the most hallowed stables in the game - V RECORDINGS, GOOD LOOKING, HOSPITAL - Luke Wilson has fully lived up to his tag of “drum and bass royalty in the making” (Knowledge magazine), building a devoted following of enthusiasts for his mesmerising compositions and eye-popping DJ skills.
The buzz of anticipation which surrounded the release of Jazz's debut album 'IT'S A JAZZ THING' in the summer of 2008 was entirely justified – yet no one could have foreseen the level of acclaim that awaited. Ranked 2nd in Mixmag's top D&B albums of the year (behind Ram Records giants CHASE & STATUS, with rock gods PENDULUM coming in 3rd!) the crossover soul-drenched gem delighted both DJs, fans and music lovers across the globe.
Major remixes for WILEY, TRICKY & LETHAL BIZZLE followed soon after the album’s release, along with a host of exotic tour dates which saw Jazz capture legions of admirers from Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Prague, Milan, New York and Athens to Australia & New Zealand – and everywhere inbetween.
The electric versatility of his soulful dancefloor style has made Luke Wilson one of the most sought-after DJs on the international stage. Mixing anything from 1993 LTJ Bukem classics to the latest Sub Focus banger, Utah Jazz is a party-bringer like no other, with one-off dubplates, three-deck mixes and old-skool razzledazzle bursting from his bag of tricks.
And now, from the man responsible for some of the finest liquid-funk in drum & bass history, comes a brand new LP of original dancefloor gold…
Time flies when you’re a pioneering artist making vintage dance music for a global army of appreciators.
…But then that’s what VINTAGE is all about.
Ten years deep into the music and still maturing – classic track by classic track – Utah Jazz is back with his finest crop to date.
WARNING: THIS IS RARE, REFINED AND REMARKABLE DANCE MUSIC. IT MAY CAUSE YOUR FRIENDS TO ENVY YOUR GOOD
Resound aka Ilpo Karkkainen is an artist, producer and DJ hailing from Tampere, Finland.
Having produced drum & bass since the late 90's, on the DJ front he's been delivering sets for years across Europe as well as running his resident night Pressure in Tampere, Finland. Resound also runs a radio show called "Resoundsound" on Bassdrive.com.
Defence is a newcomer to the drum'n'bass scene from Finland. The guys, Matti (Matic) and Mikko (Quadra) have been around in the local scene already for some years on their own, but sharing similar influences and interests in music as well as being good friends, it was natural to for them to have a go at writing tracks together. Thus, Defence was born.
Matti and Mikko are both originally hip hop heads, but after hearing tracks like "Horizons" and "Watermelon" nearly a decade ago, there's been no turning back. Since then people have been able to witness them rocking the crowd separately and together at parties around Finland. Both guys are know for their strict sense of style and tight mixing, as well as being diverse dj's covering different areas of drum'n'bass.
Same applies to their production. When the duo goes to the studio, no style of drum'n'bass is left unexplored. Crisp beats collide with funk-fueled basslines and the results of these sessions have already been supported by the likes of Blu Mar Ten, Randall, Physics and L.A.O.S.
Subsense is a music lover who’s been making different styles of music for almost two decades. He got involved in drum&bass in the late 90's, and since then drum&bass has been one of the genres inspiring him the most.
In the mid 2000 Subsense began producing his own tunes. During the years his sound has evolved into dark rolling, deep and melodic drum&bass. His debut was released by Hustle Audio (UK) and an EP with Quadra (Defence) is forthcoming in 2012 on Genome Recordings. Subsense is also working on a solo EP for Genome Recordings. In the summer 2012 Subsense released a dub track on a compilation by Grillin' Records for which he is also working on new material. Subsense’s tracks have received support from DJs like Resound, Future Thinkin DJs, Phil Hustle, The Northsiderz, Trisector, Defence, Esc and Wispy as well as on various DnB radio shows. He’s been playing with the drum&bass scene’s big names like Andy C, Black Sun Empire, Rockwell, Kasra, Dose, Mutated Forms, Netsky, Resound, etc.
During the last years Subsense has been hosting monthly club nights with his crew Void and is also a member of the legendary Finnish drum & bass outfit Kongocrew. At the moment Subsense is in the studio making new tracks and collaborations with artists like Resound, Quadra & Matic (Defence), Esc, Mineral, MC Pm...