Humanaut + Hijack teams present a live performance by:
[430 West Records / Tresor]
Debuting with “I Believe” on the monumental (10 Records) compilation “Techno 2: The Next Generation” (alongside Carl Craig, Marc Kinchen, and Jay Denham) in 1990. Octave One (also recording as Random Noise Generation) is the brainchild of the phenomenal native sons of Detroit, MI (USA), the Burden Brothers. The core unit of the band, made up of Lenny Burden and Lawrence Burden (with revolving members of Lynell Burden, Lorne Burden, and Lance Burden), have had the privilege of touring live throughout the world, including the countries of Germany, Spain, Greece, Belgium, Vienna, The Netherlands, the UK, Ireland, Scotland, Malaysia, Japan, the US, and Russia, among many other places. The monumental band is part of the so called “second wave” of Detroit Techno.
2000 brought the biggest Octave One release to date, “Blackwater”. The track has appeared on over 70 compilation albums worldwide (with comp sales exceeding one million collectively). It has been released domestically in 5 countries (US, UK, Spain, Germany, and Australia). The track has also been a favorite on the decks of some of the world’s best known DJs, Little Louie Vega, Danny Teneglia, Jeff Mills, Richie Hawtin, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, Jonathan Peters, Laurent Garnier, among many, many others. “Blackwater” became a new turning point for the brothers. Late 2006 brought the release of the first full length DVD/CD project from the group, Octave One featuring Random Noise Generation “Off The Grid”. 2008 brings the first studio album in 4 years, “Summers on Jupiter”.[/center]
The most talked about act of DEMF 2009 – Octave One is ready to take Pittsburgh to the next level.
Local is the project of Hijack founder and resident Ryan Walsh: A compound of his music, Ableton Live, controllers, and other people’s music – Minimal, maximal, progressive and regressive – Local will deliver a set designed specifically and appropriately for you to savor, engross, and absorb.
[Humanaut / Full House Productions]
Humanaut’s latest addition and Full House Veteran, Jason prides himself on his tasteful, eclectic selection of deep psychedelic grooves. Ranging from dubstep to dub techno, Jason is poised to lull you into the mood proper – cavernous rhythms, echoey waves, and surgical mixing are all on the operating table.
Art Installation by Tommy Conroy (Event Architect of “Hot House”, The Sprout Fund’s annual fundraiser blowout)
“Alpha Wave” – a kinetic light installation by [b]Joshua Space[/b]
High performance four-corner surround sound by Impact Audio.
The Lawrenceville Moose
120 51st Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
One room – One Vibe – Full Bar
9pm-2am: Come early for the full experience!
18+ to Enter
21+ to Consume
Presale Tickets: $12
deep detroit. avant house. berlin lounge. (smoking outside only)
Saturday, Aug 1, 2009 at 9:30pm
new amsterdam (butler at 45th)
Resonant Vibes and Hijack present:
$5, $4 with reduced admission keyring
45th at butler, lawrenceville
specially designed sound by impact audio.
installation by unknown.
chocolate by mon aimee.
*Some notes on the talent*
A deep passion for music, connecting with people, and a love for life are the focus for Deepak Sharma as he continues to grow as a DJ, producer and record label owner.
The story of Deepak Sharma’s rise can be traced back to 2001 when as a promoter; he was booking and playing alongside some of the world’s most recognizable talent. One particular night opened the door for Deepak was booking Fabric resident’s Craig Richards and Lee Burridge as Tyrant at his Wednesday night soiree at a lounge in Brooklyn named Boogaloo. The night was a resounding success, and lead to Deepak being asked to release a mix compilation reflective of his style of music and vibe of the venue. Finally, after nearly two years of work, Deepak released Boogaloo. Brooklyn. 3:23pm in late 2004 with music from producers that weren’t well known at the time or a style and sound as popular as today. The compilation received worldwide praise with reviews in leading dance music publications such as De:bug, BPM, Remix, BPM, URB, DJ Times, Raveline, Beatfactor, ClubbingSpain and Sound Revolt. Germany’s prestigious De:bug Magazine called it, “One of the finest mix CD’s I’ve heard in a long time.” Similar high praise came from Big Shot Magazine, who said, “Sharma indulges us in some of the most pristine minimal techno we’ve heard in ages. This is mandatory late-night/morning after listening. Not since Terry Francis’ ‘Architecture’ series has a mix compilation explored the realm of tech-house so well.” The release of the compilation opened the doors for Deepak to begin to tour North America, South America and gig in Europe. Besides the numerous clubs, festivals and lounges Deepak has played, one highlight includes spinning an in-store DJ set at Virgin Megastore in Union Square, New York City as promotion for the release of the mix compilation.
It was during this time Deepak turned his focus to producing. After the release of the compilation, Deepak met Dieter Krause who also produces under the moniker, Laplaceausoleil and had a track on the mix. It wasn’t long before the two began to work on tracks together, leading to their partnership. Eventually in 2006, Deepak decided to start Hidden Recordings as a means to take their sound to the world.
Since then, Hidden Recordings has provided a wide range of techno to hundreds of DJs and fans. The label’s sound ranges from deep techno to atmospheric chill-out with quirky, groovy bass lines and has been played in big room gigs, festivals, to smaller lounges and early morning terraces.
The press has taken notice of the duo’s rising popularity, with AOL Music’s Spinner.com comparing their sound and style to minimal techno giants Lusine, Superpitcher and Booka Shade. In addition the duo has been reviewed in prominent magazines such as XLR8R, DJ Times, Time Out New York, MixMag (UK), Trax (France) and Raveline (Germany), licensed music to UK label Four-Twenty for their Music02 mix compilation and peaked as high as #3 on the Balance Record Pool Top 50 Chart. Global recognition continues to mount as their tracks have reached Top 20 downloads on Germany’s Kompakt-MP3, and Top 10 downloads on HRFQ in Japan.
In 2007, Deepak and Dieter beat out established publishing groups and produced music for Singapore’s Ogilvy & Mather advertising agency and their client, Heineken Global.
In 2008, Deepak and Dieter decided to expand the Hidden Recordings roster to include like-minded artists that they admire and enjoy musically with Gustavo Lamas, Karri O, Lineas De Nazca and Monkey Brothers. Each release will be complete with a remix by Deepak and Dieter. The label currently has five releases available, and major worldwide partners include Beatport, Kompakt, Juno, DanceRecords, and HRFQ.
The label has seen support from artist/djs like Pier Bucci, Butane, Argenis Brito, Alexi Delano, Greg Shiff, Maetrik, Noah Pred, Patrick Bateman, Detroit Techno Militia, Chris Fortier, Guti, Blk Market, Biach Corp to name a few!
Hijack is proud to present a true legend of Chicago House:
Gene Farris is the sinister minister of dance music’s changing sounds. Farris’ global DJ track record and extensive discography of over 80 productions are a testament to the true Chicago house sound. Farris’ unique dexterous DJ style that includes extended sultry, melodic blends with tuff beats makes him a party favorite around the world. House music is Farris’ undoubted passion that also drives his full flavored, colorful studio creations. Farris’s deep roots and strive to be the best keeps him on the global electronic music industry’s cutting edge. Please join us at Hijack on Labor Day Weekend to welcome Gene to Pittsburgh for the very first time.
$7 Presales available here:
BUY TICKETS HERE
$7 at door
ONLY 150 tickets available total…this is a very intimate event!
Custom designed sound by Impact Audio
Party begins at 10pm sharp, 21+ w/ID
45th & Butler in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood
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