Friday, October 16th • Bar opens 8PM, Roof 9PM, Club 10PM
Kowli vs Alphahouse: Ebiz' Birthday Bash
Hosted by Baltimore's Kowli Records
Friday October 16 marks a special evening featuring a special engagement of Flash's Former Quarterly Resident, Butane, joined by K.atou from Greece, and to round things out, the resident DJ-extraordinaire from Dubai's Analog Room, Shemroon.
Butane (Alphahouse | SF)
K.atou (Lick My Deck | Greece)
Shemroon (Analog Room | Dubai)
A firm believer that the long hours of studio work keep a musician grounded, Butane has amassed a considerable body of studio work, released by some of the most highly esteemed labels in the business, such as Crosstown Rebels, Get Physical, Dumb Unit, Foundsound, Alphahouse, Rrygular, Mo's Ferry, and Hallucination Limited. Licensing original tracks to mix compilations such as Matthew Dear’s Fabric mix, Luciano’s HiFi SciFi on Soma, Damian Lazarus’ Get Lost mix, and Dubfire's recent Essential Mix shows that his peers in the industry hold his music in high regard.
As a label owner, he is the sole creative mind behind Alphahouse Records, one of North America's premier underground electronic music labels since 2005. Curated with extreme care, and with an unapologetically underground mentality, Alphahouse plays host to music from a virtual who's who of the artist-driven side of house and techno: Ricardo Villalobos, Dandy Jack, Run Stop Restore, Troy Pierce, Heartthrob, Skudge, Quenum, Someone Else, Franco Cinelli, Ryan Crosson, Kris Wadsworth, Alexi Delano, Ilario Alicante, and many more.
Where Butane's talent really shines, though, is as a DJ. Plenty of experience as a headline performer as well as an after-hour favorite enables him to play with an incredible range, and his remarkable sensitivity to the energy of the crowd is the rare trait of a seasoned and perceptive musician. His skillfully developed sets are both classy and elegant, but surely never predictable; thanks to his enormous collection of new and old tracks alike, expect anything from seamlessly blended groovy, sexy, peak-time techno to warm, deep, heady house music. Using vinyl, Traktor Scratch, samplers, outboard effects and whatever new tools are available to craft his sets, he puts a contemporary spin on old favorites, always mindful of the past, while pushing strongly towards the future.
K.atou started collecting electronic music oriented records at the age of 17, while she found herself DJing one year later. During her studies at Corfu, she was playing music at local venues, as well as hosting frequent parties and a radio show every weekend. When K.atou moved to the UK, she continued her DJ career and got booked at the famous Synch festival of contemporary electronic arts on the Red Bull Home Groove stage. In 2006 the NY label Goosehound appointed her as "foreign diplomat". After a trip in US and Canada for music meditating, K.atou began producing and signed tracks at the respected Berlin based Einmaleins musik label.
In 2007 K.atou changed again her base and moved to Berlin. Since then she has made numerous performances all around the US and Europe, at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival’s after-hours parties and festivals such as Glastonbury and Rizzla event. This Athens-born young lady is responsible for bringing fresh four-to-the-floor beats to her home city's clubs, while her career skyrocketed to international recognition. Today she’s a globe-trotting DJ femme-fatale with a vault of Chicago and Detroit house gems that have become the core of her creative house-based sets. She shows off just how tasteful and passionate she is about good house music.