You may have wondered where we have been recently but we have spent some time away making plans and we are excited to be coming back even stronger in 2012.
After the huge count down party on NYE at the Old Truman Brewery warehouse with Juan Atkins, Chris Carrier and Steve Bicknell, HOLIC left British soils to return to our native land Japan. As we always endeavor to showcase new sounds to our crowd, and have brought you Japanâ€™s premiere artists in London, we thought it only right to return the favour by bringing Englandâ€™s finest and Holic favourite Mr. G on tour with us across Japan. The â€˜HOLIC LOVES JAPANâ€™ shows were a massive success with big parties at WOMB in Tokyo and Emme lounge in Osaka. Big thanks go out to Mr. G, the venue management and you the fans. Donâ€™t worry weâ€™ll be back!
Holic has always been a party, but 2012 is the year that will see us branch out to provide further platforms for our artists. It therefore gives us huge pleasure to announce the launch of our label â€˜HOLIC TRAXâ€™. When Mr G shared with us several of his recent productions, it was a no-brainer who should be stamped on our first release. We hope to have these new â€˜Gâ€™ bombs out by the spring, donâ€™t sleep on our first record!
We had to get back to England because coming up at the end of this month is HOLIC's 5th Birthday! Our early parties still stand out so clearly in our minds however we are so much happier with where our party stands now and how far we have taken it. Our last birthday with Solomun and Stimming was our biggest birthday yet, so weâ€™ve got to take it even higher this year right?!!
For our headline act of the night we welcome legendary Japanese house producer Satoshi Tomiie! Ever since our resident Tomoki has released tracks on Satoshi's SAW Recordings label, we have been dying to get him to play for us in London. Satoshi is one of the most in demand DJs in the world and he is flying in from his home base of NY to play a two hour set for us.
Here is a recent recording of his 2 hour headline set from MNS in Los Angeles from Novemberr 2011.
Satoshi will be joined by our residents Tomoki Tamura, eightBitRate and Lookleft & Bearight, Also our live visual crew welcome a guest Vj AVJ from Anomalous Visuals alongside resident vjs Kohey & Kaz.
SAT 25th FEB 2011
11:59pm - 10am
HOLIC 5th anniversary
with Satoshi Tomiie
at Cafe 1001 (late license)
1 Dray walk, 91 Brick Lane, London. E1
Advance Â£5-10/ Â£12 on door
Satoshi Tomiie DJ Biographyâ€¨
Satoshi Tomiie is Japanâ€™s most successful DJ. Since the late 1980s he has been at the forefront of the global house music movement thanks to his seminal dancefloor anthems, pop remixes, headliner DJ sets and constant reinvention.
A lifelong student of jazz and classical piano, Satoshi had an influential impact from his very first record. His debut single â€˜Tearsâ€™, which he co-produced in 1989 with Chicagoâ€™s â€˜Godfather of houseâ€™ Frankie Knuckles, was an instant club hit and is today considered one of house musicâ€™s most important moments.
â€¨â€¨In the early 1990s, he toured and played keyboard for Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto (of Yellow Magic Orchestra fame). His reputation for crafting meticulous club rhythms led to him remixing some of popâ€™s biggest names including U2, Mariah Carey, Photek, Simply Red, and David Bowie.
At the turn of the millennium in a reinvention move typical of his DJ career, Satoshi introduced a groundbreaking new club sound via 2000â€™s â€˜Full Lickâ€™ album. The long-player featured dark twisted electronic rhythms, haunting vocals, and hypnotic grooves that came to set the benchmark for a new developing house scene. The albumâ€™s hit single â€˜Love In Trafficâ€™ became a worldwide underground hit.
Another source of house music renovation, Satoshi and Hector Romeroâ€™s record label SAW.Recordings has continued to refine the Chicago and New York City house blueprint over the last 10 years. A fine supporter of new producers, SAW most recently has championed a new generation of European-based house talent including Audiofly, Doomwork, Mabaan Soul, Tuccillo, and Guti.â€¨â€¨
In 2012, after a two-year absence from music production (Satoshi used the time to build a dream music studio in his NYC apartment), Tomiie is set to return with a whole new DJ sound, new singles, and remixes. His first offering is an 11 minute twisted piano house remix of Gutiâ€™s â€˜Keep Itâ€™. The release is being supported by respected DJs and producers across the board including Marco Carola, Loco Dice, Reboot, Adam Port, Lee Burridge, 2000 And One, SIS, and Davide Squillace.