Kim Ann Foxman at Good Room | Brooklyn, NY | August 19th, 2017
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KIM ANN FOXMAN



  • Date:Saturday, August 19, 2017
  • Venue:Good Room
  • Address:98 Meserole Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
  • Age:21+
  • Artists:Kim Ann Foxman, L.Sangre, Eli Escobar, IPF, Blu Jemz
  • Time:10:00 PM

KIM ANN FOXMAN

For the past few years Kim Ann Foxman has been brewing a club cult following across the globe; crisscrossing everywhere from Japan to Cologne and Chicago she’s established herself as one of the most sought after DJs and artists on the house scene. Splitting her time between her home base in New York City’s East Village and her globetrotting schedule she’s released a single, Creature / What You Need as well as a raft of great remixes. She brings her loyal dance followers to the floor with her infectious, soulful DJ sets that intoxicate dance floors everywhere. After collaborating with Hercules and Love Affair for two albums, she decided to part ways to choose her own musical adventure.

“I grew up in Hawaii, my dad is a hippie and my mothers dream was to turn me into a beauty queen.” In her own words, “I grew up with a love for Freestyle, R&B and House music. Technotronic changed my life and sent me straight to dance music. When I grew up I wanted to become Ya Kid K.” After winning the Miss Teen Filipina Hawaii contest in 1991 she gave up the crown and set her sights on dance music; working in a night club during her late teens, moving at 18 to San Francisco and diving into the rave scene, performing live in a variety of electronic acts. From there she was off to New York throwing decadently notorious party at The Hole which-closed-and-now reopened-as-The Cock. After that came the well-documented and celebrated years with Hercules and Love Affair.

Kim Ann Foxman has not forgotten about her past, present or future fans. In October her latest solo release, Return It, and Hypnotic Dance, both written and produced by Kim Ann herself, will be released with remixes from Steffi, Populette, and Dinamo Azari. She is also keeping busy between New York, Berlin, and London working with other artists on collaborations that will soon be released, as well working on her debut solo album. The “creatures” can’t wait to shake their bodies for her.

ELI ESCOBAR

Eli Escobar is the quintessential New York City DJ.Over the past ten years he’s built a reputation around his parties, emerging as one of the most talented in the NY dance scene. With a style based on his diverse tastes, Eli subversively drops his influences and personal favorites into even the most commercial of sets. Anyone who knows anything about dance music knows Eli Escobar, and if you don’t you will.

Eli grew up in 1980’s New York City. His love for hip-hop brought him his first set of turntables and he became a connoisseur of vinyl records very early on, building his collection and expanding his knowledge of the music that moves people. He spent much of the Nineties in the New York club scene, going to parties and eventually being the reason others went. By 1999 he’d produced his first string of hip-hop 12 inches, which was only the beginning of his broadening musical aspirations.

Over the past several years, Eli has turned to remixing, transitioning smoothly to what he does best – dance music. His talent as a remixer is reflected in the wide range of artists who have sought him out to turn their songs into something specifically his. The list boasts work for Diplo, M.I.A., Britney Spears, Chromeo, Holy Ghost!, Pase Rock, and Amanda Blank, whose debut album featured two Escobar-produced tracks. Miss Blank was also featured on Eli’s EP, Love Thing.

As his name has grown among artists, so has his influence. In 2007 he launched the ever-popular blog, outsidebroadcast.com, very simply demonstrating not only his love for dance music but his dedication to finding it, and ultimately sharing it. Through this outlet, Eli has become a source that DJs pay attention to, often presenting new or forgotten gems, remixes, re-edits and of course free DJ mixes, often accompanied by Eli’s insightful commentary which gives context to the music he shares, ultimately offering a great read as well as listen.

With the release of his first full length solo album, as of now untitled, we as listeners have his finely tuned ear constructing what will certainly be a certifiable classic. What Eli brings to the table in his production, through the looking glass of his career is an understanding of music’s sustainability. Eli strives to enhance people’s experience with music wholly – through playing out, his blog, the remixes and now full circle by producing his album. It’s a natural progression that has seen Eli’s following steadily grow, with heightened anticipation for what’s next.