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A saturday night in San Francisco

February 27th, 2010 Comments off

Stasera al Yoshi’s Jazz Club a San Francisco…


Dan The Automator presents: AUDIO ALCHEMY featuring DJ Qbert, DJ
Shortkut, The Jazz Mafia All-Stars and MARS-1

February 27, 2010

Audio Alchemy is a new bi-monthly series featuring vanguard DJs in
the mix and performing with live musicians. It will boldly explore the
role of the DJ in the creation of music today.

10:30pm $20

Yoshi’s San Francisco is pleased to announce a new late night series, Audio Alchemy with acclaimed producer Dan The Automator. The bi-monthly
series will take place in the Yoshi’s San Francisco restaurant, lounge
and jazz club.  Dan will be curating the series, showcasing some of the
world’s top DJs. Audio Alchemy will feature vanguard DJs not only
spinning but also in a live collaborative setting with local favorites,
the Jazz Mafia All-Stars.  As Dan states; Audio
Alchemy will boldly explore the role of the DJ in the creation of
modern music today.

Kicking off the series on Saturday, February 27 is DJ Qbert.
The San Francisco based Qbert is considered the “Hendrix” of scratch
DJs. His pioneering dj collective, the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, set the
turntablism bar to new heights.  This marks Qbert’s first San Francisco
gig since 2008. Joining DJ Qbert is Audio Alchemy’s resident dj (and
fellow Skratch Pikl), DJ Shortkut.  The house band for
this evening will be San Francisco’s genre-busting Jazz Mafia
All-Stars.  Additionally, the artist, MARS-1 will be
exhibiting his work through out the club.

About Dan The Automator
Producer Dan The Automator is known internationally as one of the most
groundbreaking and inventive creators of hip-hop music. He first
achieved critical and commercial success in 1996 with the esoteric Dr.
Octagon album, and followed suit with a slew of landmark recordings and
remixes that established him as not only a producer to be reckoned with,
but as a remixer and songwriter as well. His collaborations with
hip-hop legends Prince Paul (Handsome Boy Modeling School) and Del tha
Funkee Homosapien (Deltron 3030) resulted in success on a larger scale,
and he went platinum as the producer of the debut Gorillaz album in
2001. Another Handsome Boy Modeling School record followed in 2005. Dan
co-wrote and produced “Get Your Way”, a hit single for British singer
Jamie Cullum. His new project, NBA2k7, features Mos Def, E-40, Fabulous,
Ghost Face, A Tribe Called Quest, Rhymefest, Lupe Fiasco, and many
others. The soundtrack will be released on September 19th, 2006.

Dan “The Automator” Nakamura was born and raised in San Francisco. A
chance meeting with Kool Keith in San Francisco resulted in Keith hiring
Dan for some work on his own record. Keith then suggested Dan assume
production duties for his Dr. Octagon alter-ego, and Dan started to put
tracks together for the record that would ultimately aquaint him with a
much larger audience.

A fusion of hip-hop beats and bizarre atmospherics, Dr. Octagon was
released on the Bulk Recordings label in 1996. Propelled by Kool Keiths’
rhymes and mind-bending meter, the record owed its’ success in equal
measure to Dan’s inventive production. Dan’s studio, the Glue Factory,
also served as the workshop for recordings by Mo’Wax’s DJ Shadow and for
various artists on the latter’s Solesides label.

As Dr. Octagon spread through the underground scene, DTA found himself
collaborating with directly or remixing for a wide variety of artists:
Primal Scream, the Eels, DJ Krush, Cibo Matto, Dust Brothers, Mike
Simpson, Cornershop, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Stereolab, and
more. Dan then teamed up with hip hop guru Prince Paul for a project
called Handsome Boy Modeling School. An album titled So, How’s Your
Girl? was released by Tommy Boy Records and was an instant underground
success. 2000’s Deltron 3030 project followed, a collaboration with
rapper Del tha Funkee Homosapien and DJ Kid Koala.

In 2001, DTA reached his widest audience yet with the Gorillaz, an
eclectic collaboration with Blur’s Damon Albarn and artist Jamie
Hewlett. The self-titled debut was a hit on both sides of the Atlantic,
going platinum in the U.S. and spawning Dan’s first major hit single,
“Clint Eastwood”, featuring Del tha Funkee Homosapian.

In 2002 Lovage, a collaboration with former Faith No More singer Mike
Patton and smoky vocalist Jennifer Charles was released. A mixtape of
many of his favorite remixes called Wanna Buy A Monkey? followed,
featuring remixes of Black Rob, Air, Zero 7, Tortoise, the Doves, De La
Soul, Dilated Peoples, and more.

After reaching worldwide success with Gorillaz, demand for Dan as a
remixer and producer grew exponentially. A known genre-bender, he worked
on singles from acts ranging from Blink 182 to Sarah McLachlan, and
co-wrote songs with artists such as Mos Def, Beanie Man, Beck, Busta
Rhymes, and more. Additional collaborations with Alex Kapranos (Franz
Ferdinand), Pharrell, RZA, Mars Volta, Casual, Cat Power, and Linkin
Park were the beginnings of what would be the second Handsome Boy
Modeling School album, which was released on Atlantic Records in 2005,
and followed by a sold-out U.S. tour.

Hip-hop is a genre that has proved itself far more flexible and
groundbreaking than anyone might have predicted at its genesis: from its
massive worldwide popularity to its seemingly endless “next levels”, as
it were, hip-hop music continues to be full of surprises, thanks
largely in part to record producers like Dan The Automator. While paying
homage to his heroes and influences, Dan has crafted a career as unique
as his records, always walking the line between music that makes a
serious statement and music that delivers undeniable hooks and knows
when not to take itself too seriously.

un ringraziamento particolare a Caterina per la segnalazione:

beata te che ti vedi ‘sto  show!