The Honeymooners proudly present the highly anticipated Melbourne show for the legendary AKUFEN.
Marc Leclair aka Akufen / Horror Inc (and many more!) has come a long way in the years since the release of his now-classic debut album, My Way (Force Inc. 2002). In that time he’s earned a reputation as one of the planet’s most in-demand DJ’s – not to mention one of the scene’s most talented – delivering prime-time sets to exuberant crowds all over the world.
It’s his legendary Fabric CD that seems to have cemented Akufen’s status as an absolute underground superstar amongst house and techno dancefloors alike. For those who show up looking for a whirlwind micro-house extravaganza, along the lines of this monstrous Fabric 17 mix, walk away knowing that Akufen is a DJ who shows up not fulfill expectations but to trump them. “My DJ sets are more technological dance music than techno, with still a bit of house thrown in.”
Furthermore, having remixed the likes of Richie Hawtin, Cabaret Voltaire, Yello, Massive Attack, Thomas Dolby, and Thomas Brinkmann, plus licensing his tracks to compilations on taste-maker labels such Kompakt, Perlon and Fabric, there aren’t many sets of ears and feet that haven’t lost it to his infectious grooves and unique aesthetic. For a lot of producers, the Akufen way has simply become the way to assemble tracks. After the release of My Way, Leclair was humbled by the unparalleled accolades and legions of admiring peers who began paying homage to his micro-sampling aesthetic.
But, when he’s not DJing, Leclair considers himself a conceptual artist first and music producer second. In 2005, Leclair issued a second full-length called Musique pour 3 femmes enceintes, which he performed at London’s Tate Modern. He has also performed internationally at ARS Electronica (as part of 5mm with Gabriel Coutu-Dumont), the MUTEK Festival (Montreal), SONAR (Barcelona), Transmediale Festival (Berlin), Decibel Festival (Seattle), Ten Days Off Festival (Belgium), Winter Music Conference (Miami), and numerous others.
And yet, when not recording music or traveling around the world’s museums, Leclair finds time to remix other artists, run his own label Musique Risquee, work on various side projects… and most importantly EXCITE and INSPIRE dancefloors everywhere. He’ll do it again at Ffour on Saturday 26 July.
Support from Dave Pham / Mike Callander / Virginia Le / Safari / James Steer, Steve Law, D- Rectional, Jinga, and Paqman live
A limited number of industry tix are $20, presales $25 and more on the door. Don’t miss out! Ffour – 322 Little Collins St. City – www.ffour.com.au
Saturday 26th July 2008