July 17, 2012 Events

Details coming soon….

June 14, 2012 Events

It’s been a long time coming! We are very pleased to welcome a few of the Beretta boys out celebrating the Detroit record label’s 10-Year Anniversary.

Since first meeting them through an official Movement festival afterparty collaboration in 2010, Humanaut has come to know and respect the Beretta outfit for their authenticity, dedication to their work, and loyalty to their city. It is little surprise that their taste is spot on… and that we get along so well!

Beretta co-founder Brian Kage and colleague Luke Hess form the techno duo Reference. Seth Yender, in anticipation for a new release on the Deeplabs imprint, will be performing a live set. Charley Ten will also be arriving to complete the tri-force as the visual element of the night.

Soul over hype. May the zone be with you.
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REFERENCE
Luke Hess & Brian Kage
(Beretta, Pokerflat, Echospace, FXHE)
http://www.reference-detroit.com/wp/

SETH YENDER (Live PA)
(Beretta, Deeplabs)
http://www.berettamusic.com/seth-yender/

CHARLEY TEN (visuals)
(Beretta)
http://www.berettamusic.com/agents/charley-ten/

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Established in 2002, Beretta Music is a collective from Detroit focused on the future sound of techno music. Beretta has become one of the best musical outlets for new artists to expose their music to the world. Beretta releases have been charted and played by some of the most respected names in dance music today. We strongly believe in quality over quantity and our motto is: “Soul over Hype”.

Our labels include Beretta Music for classic Beretta releases, compilations, & special projects, Beretta Grey for late-night deep techno releases, and Beretta Red for bigger dance floor style techno/house releases. We also continue to release our music on vinyl (cut at the world-famous Archer pressing plant in Detroit.)
http://www.berettamusic.com/
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- Music starts at 9pm.
- $5 cover charge starts at 10pm.
- 21+
- Sound by Impact Audio
- Sponsored by Iron City Beer

Facebook Event Information

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HONCO After Party & Debut Party  w/ MIKE SERVITO (NYC), ALASKA THVNDERFVCK, + more

Downtown till 7am…..

May 22, 2012 Events

* The official closing party of the Distinctively Dutch Festival*
presented by: VIA, Humanaut, Nakturnal + Pgh Cultural Trust

All the gear might be gone, but you’re still gonna hafta work it!
(former) BALLY’S GYM, 107 6th Street, Downtown Pgh

21+ / $8 advance / $10 door / $5 after 2am
TICKETS >> http://viapgh.showclix.com/

sponsored by: vitaminwater, Red Bull Music Academy Radio, Iron City Sound

:::::::::::::: DJ SET / DEXTER (NL) :
Electro | Bass | Techno | Disco
[Clone / Rush Hour / Klakson]

Dexter came at the dance music world from the same side as you and me: the dancefloor. He’s made everything from driving trance to quirky rock. Looking back to his releases it’s easy to hear why contemporary bass music figures like Boddika and Bok Bok are playing his music.

There’s something about Dexter’s elastic basslines and sense of funk that dovetails with the timeless nature of electro itself. Plenty of UK names make it on to his mixes, along with fellow electro adopters from his homeland and original innovators from Detroit.

http://www.discogs.com/artist/Dexter
http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/dexter
http://twitter.com/remyverheijen

:::::::::::::: VJ SET / ROSA MENKMAN (NL) :
Live Video | New Media | Glitch

Rosa Menkman’s videos and live performances are created by accidents in digital media. Her work emphasizes the positive consequences of glitches, compressions, and feedback. She has performed and lectured internationally in festivals concerning the role of digital technologies in contemporary society.

https://vimeo.com/r00s

:::::::::::::: DJ SET / TOM COX (PA) :
House | Techno | Disco
[InfiniteStateMachine / Pittsburgh Track Authority / Altered States]

1/3rd of band / production group Pittsburgh Track Authority. Also chief editor of all that real shit for those who know.

http://infinitestatemachine.com/
http://soundcloud.com/pta-productions

:::::::::::::: DJ SET / PAUL FLEETWOOD (PA) :
Techno | Other Things
[VIA / Humanaut]

Contemporary techno and other things DJ from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Co-founder of Humanaut and core production assistant to VIA.

http://www.soundcloud.com/pfleetwood

 

May 15, 2012 Events

What’s the best thing to do next Thursday (5/17)? Go see Jacques Greene, Ed Um, and Humanaut DJ’s play the Lawrenceville Moose.

The party is a joint collaboration between Obvious & VIA.

Facebook event info can be found here. Don’t miss out!

May 8, 2012 Events

Humanaut’s ‘Out of Order’ event series reaches six months on May 12th, where we introduce to you a Detroit staple – just in time to toughen you up for this year’s Movement Festival.
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INTERDIMENSIONAL TRANSMISSIONS:
BMG (Ectomorph, IT)
ERIKA (Ectomorph, IT, Erika.net)
http://www.interdimensionaltransmissions.com/
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Launched in Detroit in 1995 by BMG and Erika, the IT team has become known for their signature label that pushes brain-twisting techno, classic electro and experimental music across time and space by way of the Motor City. In recent years, they’ve also developed a following of diehards for their ‘No Way Back’ parties. These intimate, audio/visual assaults on the senses have become one of the annual must-attend afterparties of Detroit’s Movement Festival.

Join us at Out of Order as they bring their sound to Pittsburgh for the first time.
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Opening Set: Aaron Clark (Humanaut, VIA)
- Music starts at 9pm.
- $5 cover starts at 10pm.
- 21+
- Sound hauled in by Impact Audio
- Sponsored by Iron City Beer

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/252705864828580

April 23, 2012 Events, Lawrenceville, Promos

For month four, we shift gears as Humanaut hands the keys over to one of the most respected music men in Pittsburgh: CUTUPS (AKA Geoff Maddock). Over the years, Geoff has worked tirelessly to bring a huge variety of cutting-edge music through this city. Join us as he highlights some of the best artists from the region in another round of Belvedere’s dance floor punishment.

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FROM CUTUPS:

“When Humanaut crew asked me to plan an instance of their new but already smashing Out of Order night, I jumped at the chance. They always bring a high production value to their shows and have commanded alot of respect among the informed dance music crowd in pittsburgh. It was fun to put together a lineup that would rep my own tastes, but also be a hit at a Humanaut party.

Jason Burns immediately came to mind as somebody I’d like to play this night. He’s one of Cleveland’s originals in the dubstep scene, both as a dj for regular nights and one offs, a producer who’s been getting play all over (“Back 2 You” was one of XLR8Rs top 100 Downloads of 2011), and co-promoter bringing in top acts in the genre for more than a few years. His style leans heavily to the deeper, soulful end of the spectrum, but he doesn’t really limit himself to one style or mood, other than just playing top notch tunes.

Vasculator is a long time fan, electronic hardware geek, and producer of techno and left field electronic music, but has existed mostly on the fringes of pittsburgh’s scene. He’s been a collaborator with the Technoir Audio crew doing live techno, toured doing modular synth work with
industrial act Prometheus Burning, and played blistering original breakcore live sets in Detroit and the west coast. This time he’s doing and all new stripped down techno live set that combines his digital and analog gear.

I was looking for one more guest to round out the night, when I remembered that Jose “Mr. Hamilton” was looking to put together a classic IDM set. You may know him from his live sets as Mr. Hamilton or as part of Ekofield, or his deep house sets at various spots around town, but he’s also a big fan of left field electronic music and will be opening up with a set of 90s/ early 2000′s selections.

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Lineup:

Jason Burns [Savory Audio, Brapdem, Cleveland]
Vasculator [live] [Lightwork, Void]
Cutups [Wrecked, Fuzz, Lazercrunk, Illusions]
Mr. Hamilton [Cosmic Mafia, 90's IDM set]

- Four-corner Impact Audio sound rig.
- The beat drops at 9pm.
- $5 cover starts at 10pm.
- The night ends at 2am.

Drink special:
$2 Iron City Special 10-12
$3 Well drinks all night

www.wrecked-distro.com
www.humanaut.net

On December 10, 2011, Humanaut launched a monthly series of parties focused on quality dance music from the best local, regional and international talent.

For month 3, Humanaut reaches over the Atlantic ocean to bring one of the most influential artists to us as a crew to Pittsburgh for the very first time. This is the first headliner event for Out of Order and a very special one for us:

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KIRK DEGIORGIO (UK)
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Almost as if to try and throw his fans off the scent, Kirk Degiorgio has used As One, Elegy, Esoterik, Critical Phase, and Future/Past as recording aliases. In 1992 Degiorgio recorded his first release on B12 Records and shortly after founded the ART label (Applied Rythmic Technology) releasing early material by seminal artists such as Carl Craig, Aphex Twin, Stasis, and The Black Dog.

Help us give Kirk a warm welcome for his debut in Pittsburgh.

Tracks + mixes:
http://www.soundcloud.com/kirkdegiorgio
3 Hour warm-up mix: http://soundcloud.com/machinelondon/prelude-to-machine-kirk

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w/ PITTSBURGH TRACK AUTHORITY live
(Pittsburgh Tracks, Uzuri, Further)

and PAUL FLEETWOOD
(Humanaut, VIA)
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- Four-corner Impact Audio sound rig.
- LED light install by Komputer Kontrolled
- The beat drops at 9pm.
- $5 cover starts at 10pm.
- The night ends at 3am. An extra hour for this one!

On December 10, 2011, Humanaut launched a monthly series of parties focused on quality dance music from the best local, regional and international talent. Each event will be curated by different Humanaut members as well as occasional guest-curators.

For month two, Humanaut has asked everyone’s favorite internet personality Tom Cox to take the reigns of the night. Tom’s decision: an all-vinyl night featuring the crew of the widely read Infinite State Machine blog. Always full of opinions and great music, ISM has become a fixture both in Pittsburgh and in the dance music world.

www.infinitestatemachine.com

Lineup:

Frank Glazer (ISM | NYC)
Jwan Allen (ISM | Technoir Audio)
Thomas Cox (ISM | Pittsburgh Track Authority)
Chris O’Connor (Technoir Audio)

- Four-corner Impact Audio sound rig.
- The beat drops at 9pm.
- $5 cover starts at 10pm.
- The night ends at 2am.

Drink special:

$2 Yuengling 10-12
$3 Well drinks all night

www.humanaut.net
www.infinitestatemachine.com

This weeks podcast is brought to you by Takasi Nakajima. Takasi is the other half of Different World (opposite Claude Young), who both played a more intimate Humanaut show at the Bloomfield Bridge Tavern last month. Below is some more info on Takasi….

Takasi Nakajima is a DJ/Producer from Mihama,Japan. He began DJing and making tracks at the age of 16 with his brother Yukio Matsuyama, whom he learned the turntable skills and music history from. In 1997 he was a finalist in the DMC regional DJ competition in Japan. He has one of the finest and varied collections of music in Japan, playing everything, from Techno, House, Dub to Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Jazz or any music.
“Different World (Claude Young + Takasi Nakajima)”
Young and Nakajima became close friends after Young relocated from Glasgow to Tokyo in 2005. Both having a strong love of music the two decided to form Different World in 2006 and began playing at their own resident events in Japan gaining a loyal following of hardcore music lovers. It is still a fresh memory when Different World played at DEMF in year 2007.Their new Vinyl released from A.R.T the label of Kirk Degiorgio Oct 4 2011. and had a track included on Marcel Fengler’s Berhain mix CD.

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