Sat 12th Jan, 2019
Sound Art Pres - Esther Silex (Kater Blau, Ger) Auckland Show
Sound Art Presents - Esther Silex
Ink Bar - Saturday 12th January.
Esther Silex - Katerblau, Berlin resident.
On support we local Legend Logan Baker and Auckland hottest new live act - Mood Control (Craig James & Jonas Fischer)
Esther Silex – deejay extraordinaire, Colognian woman-about-town and very dear new addition to the Studio Barnhus family. She has an unquestionable status as an impassioned powerhouse with enough West German swagger to create timeless music with equal..
“Dance, dance otherwise we are lost” the larger than life modern dance choreographer and ballet director Pina Bausch once said. The Cologne based DJ and producer Esther Silex deeply believes in those words of wisdom and took the statement as one of many inspirations behind her debut EP “Pachamama” for Sweden’s finest free spirited electronic music label Studio Barnhus.
The EP title refers to the old mother earth goddess of the indigenous people of the Andes, who is an independent deity that has her own creative power to sustain life on planet earth. For Silex she is a divineness that follows her on each and every step as a female with groove in her heart.
After a nomadic upbringing all around Europe she started to play records at the tender age of 17 and quickly became an integral part of Cologne’s house and techno scene. Her sets are anything but predictable, with an eclectic selection that somehow weaves seamlessly through techno and house to soul, funk, afro and disco. The three tracks named ‘Hans’, ‘Heinrich’ and ‘Oskar’ of her debut release, reflect this musical diversity and don’t adhere to any formula, whilst remaining entirely and explosively dance floor friendly.
Mood Control - https://soundcloud.com/moodcontrollive
When two electronic music DJ's come together as a team to produce their own sound you know that you're in for something epic, especially so when each has their own particular touches to add from years of working out just where their electronic musical hearts lie.
Craig James from NZ, and Jonas Fischer (aka Sanoi) hailing from Germany, have individually immersed themselves into the scene and developed their own flavours and styles throughout the years - with Craig known for his driving techno sets and Jonas leaning to the deep melodic side, backed up by his symphonic studies of young. Now they've joined their musical forces together as Mood Control, the name of which speaks for itself.
Neither man in this live duo is new on the scene, but the music they are producing definitely is. Live mixing self-produced, multi-layered tracks for on the fly sampling and manipulating the possibilities are endless.
Up and coming they're not, Mood Control are already here.
Logan Baker - https://soundcloud.com/djloganbaker
Festival maker, party starter, fun enhancer, techno lover and music slinger. Plumber and Gasfitter, Stage design and builder.
Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, Logan has not only graced the shores of the Pacific but also toured Europe, bringing his own uniquely enriched, driving techno and house sound to a variety of audiences. Melody and bass is key, as his DJ sets are driven by tribal influence and heavy dubbed out kicks. One thing is for certain, Logan knows how to command the decks with confidence and skill. Prepare for a wild ride!
Since the early 2000's Logan has been collecting vinyl, digital and djing around the world.
Some highlights have been, Fusion Festival, Katerblau, Golden Gate Berlin,
Splore festival, Shipwrecked festival (NZ), Subsonic Festival (Australia), Strawberry Fields (Australia), Single Fin (Bali), Aum (NZ), Moscow with SCSI-9, Killing Time, Revolver, Breakfast Club (melb)and our local watering holes Ink Bar, Neck Of The Woods, Laundry.
Here are some labels that I'm Associated with over the years of playing music, collecting, organising and performing.