ACCESS: Underground United 0.1 at LUST KL SEPT 11, 2015
WITH a host of DJs from the likes of United Kingdom, Italy, United States, Malaysia, Singapore, Iran and Pakistan, Access : Underground United 0.1 marks the debut of a very special event meant to unite 12 house and techno DJs from seven countries into one big 2 day-party.
Legendary Brit DJ Evil Eddie Richards heads up the list, along with US’ Randy Seidman, Doomwork from Italy, Brits My Digital Enemy making a quick return, and joined by Malaysia’s DJ Kuma, Apak & MRP85 and DJ K, Fyan & Fadd from Singapore, Mantis from Iran and Uzair form Pakistan. Evil Eddie Richards is an integral part of the modern house scene, he has been around from the start and has played a pivotal part in the scene’s movement. His achievements are numerous, establishing the first ever DJ agency, and his involvement in ‘Wiggle’ being only two. Eddie has been championed as a leader in the currently fabulous tech-house marketplace, but in reality, he is just playing the badass, tough music that has been moving dance floors for decades.
It has been a very busy time for Eddie Richards, dance music’s Quintessential pioneer and “Britains godfather of house and techno” (Mixmag). One of the first DJs to champion house music back in the mid 80s and one of the UK’s original mix DJs residing at London’s Camden Palace (Record Mirror). Eddie became a key figure in a new music and cultural movement soon to explode worldwide. After playing at such influential and original underground clubs as Clink St. and Heaven in London and Manchester s Hacienda, he went one to headline the legendary UK pay parties Sunrise. Energy and Helter Skelter among countless others. Remix and production work led to the release of club classics; Acidman in 1988 which hit National Top 20, followed by other chart topping remixes of Ralphi Rosario, Orbital and The Shamen. Since the mid 80s he has been included in virtually every book, documentary and film on the dance culture and sought after all over the world for his flawless mix of deep bass driven techno with soulful and tough tribal house, a format he has always maintained, and has led him to be widely regarded as the pioneer of what is now known as tech-house.
Randy Seidman makes a quick return to KL after his June appearance at Nagaba KL. Seidman is one of the hardest working electronic music artists in Los Angeles. His passion for quality & versatility has enabled Randy to share the stage with such well-known DJs as Kaskade, Ferry Corsten, Cosmic Gate, Benny Benassi, Andy Moor, Gabriel & Dresden, Erick Morillo, Orbital, Christopher Lawrence, Astrix, Morgan Page, M.A.N.D.Y, and many others. Randy’s sets are woven together with original edits, creating a unique atmosphere that has caught the ears of many.
Since 2007, Randy has been the top support choice of trance megastars, Infected Mushroom, playing over 300 shows with them around the world (from Ecuador to India, Mexico to Russia, Canada to Ibiza, New York to Madrid, and countless places in between). They named Randy “Breakthrough DJ/Producer of the Year” in the prestigious DJ Mag Top 100 poll.As one would expect, this exposure helped open many doors for Randy, includin headlining shows at Ministry of Sound in Korea; Full Moon Festival in Koh Phangan (Thailand); Levels in Bangkok; Sultan Lounge, Zouk KL and Nagaba KL in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia); White Room in Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia); Pyramid & Velvet Hypnotized in Bali (Indonesia); El Siete in Quito (Ecuador); Rise Afterhours in Boston; Silk City in Philadelphia; and many other global destinations including Switzerland, Russia, and Mexico.Randy has had the honour of playing some of the world’s best clubs and festivals including: Privilege (Ibiza), Kapital Festival (Ecuador), Caffeine Festival & Beta Nightclub (Denver), Guvernment (Toronto), Insomniac’s Nocturnal Festival (Austin), and three times at the Miami Winter Music Conference for Ultra Music Festival. All of this while holding a monthly residency at one of the world’s top nightclubs, Avalon in Hollywood.
Randy hasn’t settled with DJing and music production, Open House is his electronic music mix show which airs monthly on Digitally Imported Radio, as well as ETN.fm. The program features quality dance music ranging from deep to tech to progressive, and has reached over 150,000 downloads from around the world. Past months have included guest mixes from the likes of Paul Oakenfold, Chris Lake, DJ Chus, and Quivver. Check out all episodes and track lists at www.openhousepodcast.com, and subscribe for free in the iTunes store.
Doomwork may be summed up and identified in one single term: “unconventional”.
Musically brought up in the early years of the new millennium – when Italian dance had its point of apex – Alessandro and Claudio started to looking for darker sonority; and the path to discovering the Detroit techno of Derrick May, Juan Atkins and Jeff Mills was short.Shortly after, their tin ear brought them to the so called “Big Beat” scene and its facets, including synth rock, funk and hip hop (Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim, Prodigy). At the same time they started to be interested in the Chicago house movement borne out of the first half of the 80s.
Alessandro and Claudio decided to collaborate together in 2008 and thus giving start to the Doomwork project. All their productions constantly get positive feedback from the most important DJs of the techno world scene as Carl Cox, Loco Dice, Karotte, 2000andOne, Radioslave, Satoshi Tomiee and more.They have been performing in clubs all over the world since 2009; Air Club (Tokyo), Q Club (Zurich) , Tenax ( Florence), Goa (Rome), Elrow 14 (Barcelona), Bullit Club (Monaco), are only some of the clubs the duo have performed in. Despite this intense working period, they have managed to focus on their live set, a music container that ranges from deep to techno, electro to house, prog to hip hop, and brought to life their own musical purpose, in order to create a bond between the artiste and the dance floor.
Brought to you by Art Xtreme Media, here’s what the two days will look like:
Day1 – Friday, September 11, 2015
DJ K/Apak&MRP 85(Malaysia-Bitrates&IDJ)/Doomwork(Italy-Cocoon)/”Evil” Eddie
Richards(UK-Fabric)/Closing by Kuma(Malaysia)
Day 2-Saturday, September 12. 2015
Fyan&Fadd (Singapore-Bitrates & The Mint Factory), Mantis(Iran-Casbah/Perfect
Gang)/Randy Seidman (USA-Fatali Music)/My Digital Enemy (UK-Zulu Records)/Closing
by Uzair (Pakistan)
1, Jalan Nagasari, KL
Admission (with one drink): RM60 per day / RM80 for both days.
Reservations: 017-358 8548 / [email protected]