Whilst some will be far along on a whimsical they call Burning Man, others will be holding down the fort in the real world, and the LA music scene in particular. The hard knock life of LA summer is upon us, and the pool is beckoning always. On Sunday, September 2, BASK @ The Standard is set to go off with a renowned artist who will take you on your own whimsical voyage. Harmonic is pleased to welcome back to LA for an extended set: the man, the myth, the legend - DJ KOZE.
After working his way up through the German Hip-hop scene in the 90’s, he saw success with his band Fischmob, and found his way into the German pop charts and a ravenous, leftfield minded fan-base. Though DJ Koze had a taste of pop success with Fischmob, he was keeping a keen ear towards experimenting with other forms of electronic music, whether it be ambient and break beats to wild sound collages from a myriad of musical genres. Soon thereafter, he found himself as the turntable wizard for the legendary Hamburg trio, International Pony, who’s memorable debut album 'We Love Music' (Sony) received critical acclaims and eventually signed by Norman Cook´s Label Skint for Great Britain. Riding solo, DJ Koze (also under alias Adolph Noise) remains as one of the most integral musicians in dance music. Never taking the easy road, he brings an eccentric tone to a rotting formula while ingeniously keeping the soul and feeling of what proper techno/house music is meant to evoke. His DJ sets are spoken of as fables…each experience seems to be unique to its own, and it’s safe to say are truly, utterly mind melting. DJ Koze’s turntablism skills from years of DJing hip-hop come out to play in his sets, as it shreds the techno/house DJ formula into bits, provoking a convoluted blend of ecstatic breaks and beats that borderline the psychedelic. Remaining hype to convince the non-believers – the press and public love him and he’s a regular face to the year-end charts and votes. Germany’s trend-setting SPEX magazine have voted DJ Koze the DJ Of The Years for 1999 - 2006 – yes that’s 8 years back-to-back. Other German favs De:Bug and Intro share the same opinion, having voting him as DJ OF THE YEAR several times!! He destroyed the Harmonic HEAR party on his west coast debut, and you can certainly expect the same on the rooftop this fine day.
Getting things primed up before the likely prolific set will be DANCE SPIRIT – a \ production project from the Android Cartel boys which explores all the elements of house music and has already seen releases on Audiofly’s Maison d’Etre label and Mr. C’s Superfreq imprint. The opening set for the day will be from a relatively new Angeleno, but travelled and sought after producer and dj originally from north of the border, CAMERON ST. DENIS.
Whether in the desert or on the rooftop, magic will be in the air this lovely weekend in September. We strongly suggest early arrival to the hotel, and will be rewarded with discounted entry before 2pm with RSVP to [email protected] Beautiful weather, beautiful music, beautiful people, beautiful vibe…..sound like a b-e-a-utiful party!