Session Victim at Elsewhere | Brooklyn, NY | April 14th, 2018
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SESSION VICTIM



  • Date:Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Venue:Elsewhere
  • Address:599 Johnson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237
  • Age:21+
  • Artists:Session Victim, Mood II Swing, Ron Like Hell, Jacques Renault, Al Kent, JKriv, Aaron Dae, Free Magic
  • Promoters:PopGun
  • Time:11:00 PM

SESSION VICTIM

The late James Brown aside, you won’t find anyone with a more visceral connection with soul than Session Victim in the midst of a DJ set.
Their live set pitches the energy levels up even further, the frenzied head banging of two friends jamming like their lives depend on it, now a signature scene.

Since the success of their bedroom-produced debut LP took them a little by surprise in 2012, Hauke Freer and Matthias Reiling have formalised their ad hoc studio jams and fanatical sampling sessions into something resembling a schedule. Besides that, refreshingly nothing much has changed about the friendship spanning two decades and a regular Hamburg to Berlin studio exchange.

With their record collections spanning several decades of hip hop, funk and soul as well as frequently vinyl-only house and techno selections, it’s their passion for uncovering dusty vinyl treasures and the soul that can be captured on a miniature moment in wax that inspires both their DJ sets and production environment.

Session Victim’s second long player ‘See You When You Get There’ released at the end of last year was featured highly on various ‘Best of 2014’ lists, including XLR8R and DJ History. Respected contemporary and head of Pampa Records DJ Koze, also added his own seal of approval by remixing their track “Hyuwee” for the DJ Kicks 50th compilation.

The last six months have also seen celebrated releases from solo endeavours, with Hauke’s EP on new vinyl only imprint ‘XK’ being repressed several times and Matthias returning to hugely respected label Giegling to release his first solo EP since 2011.

The next Session victim EP will drop on the newly resurrected Retreat (the vinyl only label Hauke runs with Quarion) this summer and forthcoming Session Victim remixes include a seminal 1996 Boris Dlugosch track on Peppermint Jam and a remix on Gomma.

As we roll into festival season, June will see Session Victim make their Glastonbury debut, adding to their global roll call of the best underground parties and festivals in the world and their conversion of new fans dance floor by dance floor.

JACQUES RENAULT

Jacques Renault was a post-punk Washington, D.C. native who moved to Chicago in 1997 to continue his studies of viola, but in turn got an education in dance music. Tapping into the well-established drum ‘n’ bass scene, he held a residency at Smart Bar and became a buyer at the legendary Gramaphone Records. This broad, raw exposure to House lead him straight back to the classics of Disco and its heart, New York City, where he landed in 2002.

As a DJ, Jacques has held residencies at New York’s famed Happy Endings, APT, Tribeca Grand and 205 Club, and has been a guest around the globe in venues like Tokyo’s Womb, Rio’s D-edge, London’s Fabric and Plastic People, and Berlin’s Panorama Bar. With his remixes, edits, original tracks, and collaborative project Runaway, he has released music on internationally acclaimed New York labels DFA, Chinatown, RVNG INTL, Throne of Blood, Italians Do It Better, Editions Disco, and Wurst, as well as Tokyo’s Mule Musiq & Crue-L, Parisian imprint I’m A Cliché, Munich’s Permanent Vacation, Sydney’s Hole In The Sky and Future Classic, and, of course, London/Berlin’s Rekids.

Along with his Runaway partner Marcos Cabral, Jacques owns and operates the label On The Prowl, and OTP Party Breaks, both of which feature their own material as well as original and remix work from Andy Ash, Simoncino, Brennan Green, TBD, Cosmo Vitelli, the Revenge, Azari & III, Tensnake, Nicholas, Coyote, and Kaos, amongst others. Jacques has also taken up production duties for a number of artists including Warp Records’ the Hundred In the Hands, which also featured Richard X, Eric Broucek and Chris Zane.

After nearly a decade of playing for others in NYC, Jacques, along with good friend Nik Mercer, began producing his own series of events called Let’s Play House. The duo has brought in guests from abroad like Horse Meat Disco, Mugwump, Rub ‘N’ Tug, Nicholas, the Revenge, Tiger & Woods, and Todd Edwards as well as local talents DJ Spun, Morgan Geist/Metro Area, TBD, Beg to Differ, Brennan Green, Midnight Magic, and Dan Selzer to name a few. Let’s Play House is a moving party that uses Brooklyn warehouses, Manhattan ballrooms, hotel lounges, and everything in between for its regular events. As of September, 2012, LPH is also a record label, releasing one 12′ every month. Roster members include the Dead Rose Music Company, Naum Gabo, Fantasic Man (Mic Newman), the M.E.B., Runaway, Toby Tobias, Bicep, and more.




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