As London’s infamous club fabric prepares to celebrate its thirteenth birthday, I was lucky enough to spend a bit of time with resident DJ and music programmer, Craig Richards. The imporatnce of Craig’s involvement with fabric goes without saying, having been there since the beginning he’s grown with the club and become what I would call a ‘DJ’s DJ’.
Henry Moller is the founder and managing director of the year-old, London based outfit, Audio Doughnuts, who have already been crowned as one of the ‘Best Club Nights of 2011’, Errol Anderson caught up with him and found out about the world of the London club promoter.
Still only in his (very) twenties and studying Comparative Literature at Brown University in Rhode Island, Nicolas Jaar has managed to make quite an impact on the electronic music scene despite his youth and educational commitments. His first track, on the much-lauded Wolf + Lamb label, was released when he was just 17 and in the years since he’s managed to maintain a high level of production as well as starting his own record label and touring the globe as a DJ and, more recently, with his own live band.
In the studio music producers work with a variety of tools and technological equipment to build their tracks, bringing these largely artificial sounds together on a computer program. Many of the sounds are digital recreations of real instruments, which begs the question ‘If it’s possible to make house or techno in this manner, how well would it translate to a live band or group?’.
The last time I spoke to Jacques Greene, the Canadian was preparing the release of his ‘Another Girl’EP. Since then the elusive producer has endeared himself to new fans through his tour and most recently, a new EP.
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