Join us as we celebrate six amazing years
of bringing the freshest and finest in
minimal techno and avant house to San Francisco!
::: CASSY ::: *3 hour set*
(Panoramabar, Perlon, Ostgut Ton, Uzuri / Berlin)
::: DAN CURTIN ::: *2 hour set*
(Metamorphic, Mobilee, Peacefrog, Tuning Spork / Berlin)
with [KONTROL] residents
CRAIG KUNA (Mothership, ESDJCO)
SAMMY D (Vision Quest, Classic, Dirtybird, Utensil)
NIKOLA BAYTALA (S.W.A.T. . Robsoul . Bionic)
Catherine Britton aka Cassy left England for Austria with her Caribbean father and Austrian mother in 1975. She spent her childhood in Vienna and Lower Austria learning to sing and studying music at an early age. After studying drama and acting in London for three years she returned to her hometown of Vienna and began working in the theatre. But she soon gave up acting when she realised she couldn't stand the profession.
Her first professional step into the electronic music world was as a vocalist for Elin aka Autorepeat on 'Music Takes Me Higher' on Sabotage Records. Electric Indigo was able to convince Cassy to not only involve herself as a singer but to learn how to mix records.
After her first DJ gigs in Vienna, Munich and further productions, she met Dave the Hustler in Geneva where they started working on a collaborative project for Mental Groove, Cassy & Dave the Hustler. Geneva was also where she met Luciano, co-producing 'La Ondita' on his album 'Blind Behaviour'. She also co-produced 'Alpine Rocket' with Mathew Jonson for Perlon.
With her move to Berlin in March 2003, inspired by the clubscene and the numerous number of artists living there and the abundance of the music she fell in love with, she started becoming increasingly active in Berlin’s club scene and shortly after, became involved in projects with artists such as Steve Bug and Ricardo Villalobos. She also started her solo project, producing and singing.
Since then, she has founded her own label, "Cassy", where she will be concentrating on releasing her own music, and she has recently finished her first mix compilation for Berlin’s Panoramabar, her club residency.
Dan Curtin’s fascination with music was sparked when he discovered East Coast hip-hop while still in primary school. Hip-hop, along with new wave, electro, and other sonic innovations of the Eighties began to loom large in his life, and it was only a matter of time before Curtin began experimenting with music creation himself. When he finally heard the futuristic sounds of house and techno, everything changed and music production became Curtin's primary focus from his home studio in Cleveland, OH. Cleveland, a city not known as a hub for electronic music creation, was initially isolating. However, Curtin was able to observe the more prominent scenes of other cities like Detroit and Chicago without becoming part of or identified with any one of them. He began designing a new sound in techno and house music.
Curtin's first few records were released on Detroit's 33 RPM Records and Belgium's Buzz Records. Shortly thereafter, he started his own label, Metamorphic Recordings. Dancers and listeners alike began to take notice of his innovative sound signature, and before long Dan Curtin found himself being hailed as a key player in techno and house music. With his profile on the rise, he eventually caught the attention of labels diverse as New York's legendary Strictly Rhythm, and England's Peacefrog Records.
The early part of the new century gave Curtin the opportunity to focus more on the house music side of the business with many productions under his Purveyors of Fine Funk and Key of Soul monikers on labels such as Diaspora Recordings and Paper Recordings. The new century also marked Curtin’s expansion from a primarily production based career to a production and performance based career with weekly DJ bookings in most of the world’s top clubs from London to Mexico City, Berlin to Tokyo, NYC to Paris and everywhere in between. Globe-trotting to DJ gigs and running Metamorphic Recordings makes for a hectic schedule,but never too hectic to make time for the studio. Curtin continues to push boundaries with forward thinking music production as his utmost priority. Relocation in late 2003 to electronic music’s European epicenter, Berlin, has energized Curtin with the rich vitality generated by so many artists and producers working together in one city. This move has triggered a string of new releases in a more dance floor oriented direction on renowned labels Tuning Spork, Klang Elektronik, and Soma, and Leena Music.
With over 70 singles and 9 full-length albums under his belt, and his past and present accounted for, Curtin's career is in full swing and storming forward. The sole question remains: where can we expect to find Dan Curtin in the future? Keep your attention focused ahead of the current trends in music and that's where he'll be.