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Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 9:30 PM to 2:00 AM
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JackHammer Disco Presents:
GUY GERBER (Supplement Facts)
debut Public Works appearance
+ CASSIAN (Bang Gang / Modular- Australia)
+ ADNAN SHARIF (Forward SF)
Funktion One sound
early drink specials.
Guy Gerber has always been comfortable as an outlier. From being the rock kid at the rave, to the Israeli DJ on the European club circuit, to the electronic producer with a fetish for live instruments, he tends to skirt the edge of whatever scene he's in. It's a position that suits him well––so far it's led to dozens of lush, melodic records, an ever-evolving live act and his own label, Supplement Facts. This nonconformist attitude, combined with the emotional content of his art (so rare in today's electronic music), explains how Gerber keeps his audience locked in, be it on record or on stage.
Before he was fiddling with drum machines and synths, Gerber was all about groups like Joy Division and My Bloody Valentine. These influences still echo clearly in his music today, especially in his use of harmony, contemplative moods and trippy, shoegaze-inspired sounds. It's a style that's anything but conventional, yet one that quickly drew in some of Europe's most popular labels; three years after his recording debut, Gerber released the first of several records on John Digweed's Bedrock imprint. A couple of years later, Sven Väth signed him to Cocoon, eventually releasing his album Late Bloomers. All the while, he was building Supplement Facts from the ground up, showcasing his own productions alongside those by likeminded artists, and illustrating each record sleeve by hand, so each release embodied his distinct creative panache.
These days Gerber has the kind of artistic freedom he's always wanted, and it shows. Supplement Facts is more adventurous than ever, melding organic with electronic sounds. Meanwhile, he's embarked on his most unexpected project yet: an album with P Diddy, who hired him for some remixes and took him on more permanently after hearing the results. Now the hip-hop icon flies Gerber out to his studio in LA to work, where he gives him “2000% artistic freedom.” The experience has been transformative.“Something opened my mind out there,” says Gerber, noting how his approach to music has changed. For one, his rock roots are seeping back in; despite being named one of RA's top 10 acts of the year, he's scrapping his laptop for something more “live,” playing bass guitar over drum machines, and remembering the importance of lyrics. It's impossible to say where all of this is headed, but with a talent as bold and unorthodox as Gerber's, it couldn't happen any other way.
Cassian has become one of Australia’s busiest exports, clocking up some serious miles performing all over the world in clubs from LA to Rome, Warsaw to Shanghai & Vancouver to Singapore. Or as he would put it “Yews all over the world.” Cassian has been keeping busy inside the studio as feel, with several remixes and an EP forthcoming, including his remix of one of the top selling songs of 2012, Anna Lunoe & Touch Sensitive’s ‘Real Talk’ (#1 on Beatport’s Nu Disco chart for 2 months).
2012 started with the launch of Cassian’s much talked about “Country Club” collaboration with fellow Aussie youngster Shazam. Their debut 4 track EP was hastily signed to Radio 1 duo Jaymo & Andy George’s UK imprint, Moda, and received support from the likes of A-Trak, Yolanda Be Cool, Bag Raiders, and Treasure Fingers. With the help of dance music, they intend to spread the good word of grass sport participation and dining etiquette far and wide.
The collaboration was soon followed by the release of Cassian’s third solo EP, The Love Cuts. New York City’s Nurvous Records (legendary dance label -Nervous Record’s sister label) released the ‘modern house’ with a ‘disco punch’ record with support from Aeroplane, Oliver and Faze Action.’I Love It’ was echoed around the world when the aptly titled single reached #3 on Beatport’s Indie Dance/Nu Disco chart.
But Cassian may have saved the best for last when he debuted ‘On & On’ at the end of November. The ‘cool, funky nu disco house tune’ is currently receiving worldwide blog support, including a premiere on Gotta Dance Dirty, and airplay from Australia’s own Triple J.
In between releases he garnered praise from indie dance fans far and wide for his remix of RAC & Penguin Prison’s ‘Hollywood.’ Reaching the #1 Remix spot on The Hype Machine twice and a staggering 120,000+ plays on Soundcloud.Cassian has completed a slew of well received remixes for artists such as Two Door Cinema Club, Flight Facilities, The Rapture, Bag Raiders, Miami Horror, PNAU, Empire of the Sun, Classixx, Gigamesh, Citizens!, and more.
With several tours across North America, Asia and Europe and appearances at the biggest festivals in Australia: Splendour in the Grass, Stereosonic, Creamfields and The Big Day Out, it’s clear this Aussie golden boy has an unparalled energy that will continue to dominante the dance floors this year.
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