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Music: DJ

Jay Haze, Voices of Black (wolf+lamb), Dave Aju, Beni +++ at Public Works


Friday Apr 6, 2012 (10pm–3:30am)



Public Works (Venue Partner)

161 Erie Street


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Dax & Public Works Present: Jay Haze, Voices of Black, Dave aju & Beni Main Room: JAY HAZE aka FuckPony - (TuningSpork, Contexterrior, Get Physical, BPitch Contrl - Peru/Berlin) Dave Aju (Circus Company / Accidental- SF) Peter Blick (Peoplewatch / Public Works- SF) OddJob Loft: Voices of Black (Wolf + Lamb- NYC) debut SF appearance) Beni (Modular- Australia) Sleazemore (Lights Down Low- SF) Davi & Navid (Working the Machine- SF) ::::Jay Haze:::: It’s difficult to summarize Jay Haze’s ten-year musical career, but in concentrated form: producer, DJ and record label owner. Whether working in the studio or behind the decks in the club, he is a pro at getting people to react. Jay left Philadelphia in the early 00s and is now based in Berlin, also home of his house/techno record labels TuningSpork and Contexterrior. He DJs several times per year in the city’s famed Watergate club, and also holds a quarterly residency at Fabric, London – in addition to his stops throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America. Jay has also released tracks and remixes on literally dozens of other labels, often under a variety of pseudonyms, such as Fuckpony (for BPitch, Get Physical and Cocoon) and Sub Version (for Soul Jazz). Apart from his solo work, Jay has collaborated with the likes of Ricardo Villalobos and Samim, and has remixed numerous other artists such as DJ Hell & P. Diddy, Gui Boratto and even Yann Tiersen’s theme from Amelie, which became a crossover hit. Haze’s productions constantly find their way into the sets of top-tier DJs like Richie Hawtin and M.A.N.D.Y. ::::Voices of Black:::: Cosmic superhero duo Voices of Black arrives at Wolf and Lamb after half a decade of fighting fraudulence and saving the lives of suicidal supermodels. Growing up in the 'burbs of New Jersey, Voices of Black channeled their musical prowess into progressive hip hop, culminating in their self-released, psychedelic album experiment, Tomorrow’s Today in 2009. Their move to Providence, Rhode Island and a chance encounter with Ana Beatriz Barros (in their fantasies) inspired their latest creation and debut release on Wolf + Lamb, Plastic Dolls. Voices of Black’s haunted house tracks chronicle their escape from a counterfeit club scene. On Plastic Dolls, the influence of their heroes—Fela Kuti, George Clinton, J Dilla & Thom Yorke—shines through from time to time, but more often the soundscape is their own, perfect for the runway, or a long, heartbreaking drive home. ::::Beni:::: Who is Beni? One-man-party? Antipodean dance-meister extraordinaire? DJ du jour? All of the above PLUS PLUS PLUS! Australia’a very own purveyor of all-things-house – Beni has finally opened the doors to his highly anticipated debut long-player House Of Beni. As he pushes the boundaries and in turn your buttons, this album will take you on a journey from the sweaty club, all the way through the night to the afterparty and everywhere in between.With collabs coming thick and fast from the likes of Mattie Safer (ex-The Rapture), Nomi (Hercules and Love Affair) and Sam Sparrow to name but a few, this is an all star cast proving that the House Of Beni is like no other. Welcome to the party… And if you want a bit of history… Previously, in a few short years, Beni has worn many musical guises: – Erstwhile global follies with vagabond disco pirates the Bang Gang Deejays – Creator of two worldwide stonking singles with (now defunct) Riot In Belgium – A stellar array of remixes for Tiga, Digitalism, Fischerspooner, La Roux, Alex Gopher, and a remix for Muscles new single about to drop – And finally his first solo offering earlier this year, the acid-drenched disco-funk of ‘My Love Sees You’. And finally his monster slab of black plastic, ‘Maximus’. ::::Dave Aju:::: San Francisco Bay Area native Marc Barrite created the DJ/production alias Dave Aju as a vehicle for his unique take on electronic music. Working at his own pace, Dave Aju has come to be known as a reliable source for fresh and expressive sounds, combining knowledge and passion for the roots of dance music culture with a natural fascination with sound and an adventurous approach, unafraid to try new things. A broad palette of outside musical influences can be found in Aju’s work, though his jazz upbringing and hip-hop foundation are clearly at the core, with an overall warm, laid back, unmistakably west coast vibe. Dave Aju remixes, DJ sets, and live performances are currently in demand at labels, clubs, and festivals across the globe, and favored by a number of forward-thinking peers including Matthew Herbert, who has recently commissioned Aju for an EP release. His debut full-length album Open Wide is still causing a stir in the electronic music community after being nominated for the honorable Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, and praised by both everyday music-lovers and esteemed colleagues for it’s bold attempt at bridging diverse sub-genres and the experimental yet effective use of only his mouth and voice as sound sources.