5/20 – Noir and Fred Everything at Halcyon
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SATURDAY, MAY 20TH
21+ 10pm – 6am
Halcyon 314 11th Street
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HALCYON & SENSE SF PRESENT – NOIR & FRED EVERYTHING
One of the planet’s most in demand house DJs and the man behind a hugely successful and pioneering label – NOIR Music, Noir is also responsible for one of the decade’s biggest house tracks so far, 2011’s global club smash ‘Around’. The track, a sexy, synthesizer-tinted groove featuring vocalist Hayze, was by far the biggest of Noir’s career to date. It dominated dancefloors across the world for nearly 18 months – and didn’t just catapult Noir to the front rank of producers and DJs but Solomun (whose subtle, sexy remix became the definitive version) as well.
Indeed while Noir maintains that ‘the real kick’ for him is still DJing, thanks to his label (and his bi-monthly podcast), he’s almost as well known for his skills as an A&R / house music tastemaker as he is producer and DJ. Two of this years hottest stars in particular, Hot Since 82 and Finnebassen, first got their break on Noir Music. The team-up with Defected has also proven a great marriage. Not only have the giant UK house label brought ‘Around’ to a wider audience, but a hugely successful, quickfire double header of mix compilations for the label (‘Defected In the House Miami 12’ and ‘Noir In The House’) epitomised the label’s new, forward thinking direction, arguably helping it regain its status as one of the leading house labels on the planet.
Still based in Aalborg, Noir is now firmly established in the first rank of house DJs with bookings all over the world. “I don’t have a strategy,” he insists. “I just have a passion for sharing the music that I love.”
Fred Everything has been a driving force in the House music world for over twenty years with a discography of over 200 releases on some of the best reputed labels including 2020 Vision, Om, Freerange, Tsuba, Get Physical, Local Talk, Drumpoet Community, Buzzin Fly, and of course his own Lazy Days Recordings, which he has been running for ten years.
A staple in the Deep House genre long before its rise in popularity, Fred is known for his versatility and tight production, shining as much when working with full vocals as with stripped down dubs. His collaborations and remixes have included: N’Dea Davenport from The Brand New Heavies, Meshell Ndegeocello, Curtis Mayfield, Tortured Soul, Atjazz, Corrine Bailey Rae and Jazzanova on labels such as Defected, Compost, Classic, Strictly Rhythm, Sonar Kollektiv and countless others.
As an in demand DJ, Fred continues to travel the world relentlessly, gracing the decks of some of the best clubs and festivals from London to Cape Town, Sydney to Tokyo, Ibiza to Moscow. Equally at home on a big stage or an intimate venue, Fred Everything’s sets always rise to the occasion: precise and energetic while always keeping that element of surprise.
Opening sets by:
(Sense SF, BeatFreak Group)
(Sense SF, Blue/Red Orb Records)