|Hey SF TA's I'm making my END UP debut in a couple weeks! Hope some of you can make it :)
Saturday, May 19th
Sense, Listed and The Endup present The Show featuring D'Julz and Dave Aju.
D'Julz (Bass Culture, Circus Company, Paris)
www.djulz.com and www.soundcloud.com/djulz
Facebook - www.facebook.com/djulz
Bass Culture site - www.bassculturerecords.com
Dave Aju (Circus Company, Accidental, SF)
Site - www.circuscompany.fr/dave-aju/
Facebook - www.facebook.com/pages/Dave-Aju-off...121620111246957
Matt Hubert (BASE, SF)
Dheeraj Sareen (Kaato / Mak.Tub / Rhythm&Reason, SF)
Ben Seagren (Sense, Endup, Distrikt, SF)
Dean Samaras (Sense, Endup, SF)
$5 Stoli Drinks ALL NIGHT!
$3 Avion Tequila & $3 Three Olives Vodka Drinks til 12AM.
Bay to Breakers Pre-Game: Drink Specials starting at 6AM.
$10 REDUCED ADMISSION BEFORE 1AM
FREE BEFORE 11pm (No Stamp)
D'Julz's early career saw him make an instant impact in his home city of Paris. Spinning at many of the city's early raves and legendary clubs. The release of his debut mix compilation, provided him with the opportunity to export his sound. A hugely successful 1993 move to New York quickly furthered his reputation, and upon his return to Europe he found himself to be in high demand, playing key Clubs in Belgium, Holland, the UK and Ibiza.
1997 saw the birth of the now legendary, 'Bass Culture' parties at Paris' Rex club. The monthly party has now become the longest running event in the clubs history, and in 2009 gave its name to D'Julz's brand new, and highly successful record label.
Having released his debut productions in the mind 90's, it was the early 2000's that really saw him make an impact. His music has now featured on some of the worlds finest labels, and his releases and remixes for the likes of Ovum, 20:20 Vision, Dessous, Pokerflat, Safari, Real Tone, Get Physical, Mobilee, Rekids, Systematic and 100% Pure have all become essential weapons in the sets and record boxes of the world's elite.
In recent times D'Julz has reached a new level of production excellence. 2008's ‘Just so You Know’ on Ovum and 'Fleurette' on Circus Company became instant classics, and his current release for the label 'Rotondo' is well on its way to achieving similar status. His remix of Slam's 'Positive Education' on Soma, and his edit of Anonym's 'Lov Is Easy' on his own Bass Culture label have ruled the DJ and download charts alike.
D'Julz continues to travel the world, playing the finest dancefloors and parties. The future has never been more exciting for the Frenchman. His Bass Culture label continues to grow from strength to strength and this year will see him release the Rex club compilation, celebrating the 15th Year of the Bass Culture parties. Back from the States, his reputation quickly spreaded all other Europe’s major clubs, working steadily to finally becoming a first class dj, producer, remixer and now label boss.
Dave Aju Bio:
SF Bay Area native Marc Barrite created the DJ/Production alias Dave Aju as a vehicle for his inimitable, fresh, and expressive take on electronic dance music. Though raised on a strict diet of Jazz and Soul music, and several years of paying dues in the South Bay via various B-Boy and Hip-Hop crews, it wasn't until Barrite moved to his now home city of San Francisco that the final ingredients to the Dave Aju recipe were added. Immediately drawn to the open-mindedness of the SF underground scene, he soon found himself on the vanguard of contemporary dance music - happily straying far into left field from the traditional house and electro styles he had been busting moves to in earlier years. After an introduction to new ideas and production methods from college courses in Minimalism and 20th-Century composition, paired with exposure to the eccentric work of local techno sound manglers Kit Clayton, Sutekh, Twerk, et al., the character now known as Dave Aju was fully born.
Doing away with half of his record collection that no longer seemed relevant, and likewise with all studio equipment except for two turntables, a microphone, and one sampler, Aju began slowly but surely carving out his own musical niche with unique and adventurous concoctions of outsider art-styled concepts and handmade sonic approaches blended with naturally deep-rooted soul and an undying love for the dance floor.
Working at a quality-over-quantity pace, Aju has earned much respect and kudos from like-minded peers with his original releases and flavorful remixes. The masses have taken notice as well, turning tracks such as "Runout", "Be Like The Sun", "Tapatio", and "Crazy Place" into veritable underground anthems. Even the critics, who gave his mouth-made debut album Open Wide high praise and saw it nominated for multiple awards, have sipped the tequila-spiked Kool-Aid.
Of course Mr Aju shines just as bright outside the studio, as his diverse DJ sets and extraordinary Live performances have blessed crowds from Moscow to Sydney to Mexico City, and everywhere in between, including repeat visits to legendary establishments such as London's Fabric, Berlin's Panoramabar, Paris' Rex Club, and Montreal's MUTEK festival.
Aju's distinctive voice, a fixture in his production and performances, has proven to have a life of its own as well; the formative years adding stripes to his coat as an MC in the underground hip-hop scene paid off, with vocal contributions for artists like dOP, Tiefschwarz, and DJ Koze, and an ongoing collaboration with Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts as the lead vocalist for his new live band, The Side Effects.
With all of these facets in place and exciting new releases on the horizon - including his second full-length album Heirlooms for home-base label Circus Company and an eagerly-awaited EP for Matthew Herbert's Accidental Music, it's safe to say that Dave Aju, indeed the opposite of déja vu, is a seasoned veteran that's just getting warmed up.