As this beautiful Los Angeles Summer wraps up, Harmonic will host their BASK season closing party at the Standard Rooftop in Downtown on Sunday September 25th with impeccable talent from all over the globe.
Headlining the event will be house and techno powerhouse BUTANE of Berlin/US. How busy can one man be? Let Butane tell you. He’s running 2 successful record labels, producing EP’s, albums and remixes for some of the most respected labels in the business, and touring extensively across the most renowned clubs in Europe, America, Asia and beyond… all without breaking a sweat. A firm believer that the long hours of studio work keeps a musician grounded, he’s produced 14 EP’s, two albums, and countless remixes to date, on highly respected labels like Crosstown Rebels, Dumb Unit, Foundsound, Alphahouse, Rrygular, Mo’s Ferry, and Hallucination Limited. Licensing original tracks to mix compilations such as Matthew Dear’s Fabric mix, Luciano’s HiFi SciFi on Soma and Damian Lazarus’ Get Lost mix shows that his peers in the industry hold his music in high regard. He is also the sole creative mind behind Alphahouse Records, one of North America’s premier underground electronic music labels. His latest label project, recently embarked upon with his long-time friend Sean O’Neal (Someone Else), “Little Helpers”, is already making waves and popping up in playlists all over club land. As a DJ, Butane uses vinyl, Traktor Scratch, samplers, effects and whatever other new tools are available to craft his sets. Plenty of experience as a headline performer as well as an after-hour favorite enables him to play with an incredible range, and his remarkable sensitivity to the energy of the crowd is the rare trait of a seasoned and perceptive musician. His skillfully developed sets are both classy and elegant, but surely never predictable; thanks to his huge collection of new and old tracks alike, expect anything from seamlessly blended groovy, sexy, peak-time techno to warm, deep, heady house music. Butane certainly makes a strong case for himself as one of the true talents in today’s music scene.
Sharing the stage on this glorious day of beats will be SLOW HANDS, hailing from New York City’s underground house scene, Slow Hands, aka Ryan Cavanagh, makes deep house music to dim the lights to. His tracks are sultry, laid-back affairs, with atmospheres as balmy as midsummer rooftop parties. Behind the decks, he keeps it deep and weird, bumping through subtle but epic sets that have made him a favorite at Wolf + Lamb, the dark and soulful Brooklyn label that Resident Advisor ranked #3 of 2009. With only a handful of releases to his name, Slow Hands is one of house music’s newest virtuosos. Resident Advisor hailed his productions in 2009 as “make-out disco that sorely longs to be played outside”. What a fantastic setting to exercise that statement.
Another pair of acts from the US and EU will be opening the event during the peak time sun hours. Harmonic is proud to host a super hot London group at the moment – WILDKATS. With releases on Lower East, Niem, and an upcoming EP on Hot Creations, two-thirds of this production trio will be freshly arriving from destroying a 5 show tour in Mexico. These guys absolutely killed it at Burning Man, and are guaranteed to do the same on the 25th. Opening the show will be their close Los Angeles counterpart JAKE PATRICK of Harmonic and Music Savages. Now this is a serious day of music to bask in. Please arrive early and spend the day celebrating and truly enjoying this beautiful season at the Standard rooftop.
Date: September 25th, 2011
Venue: The Standard Rooftop
550 South Flower @ 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Talent: Butane, Slow Hands, Wildkats, Delinquent Frequency
Discount List: RsvpHarmonic@gmail.com