Anyone out there planning to hit this up on Saturday night in Downtown LA (location TBD)?? I'm having a (surprisingly) helluva time finding friends to come out to what should be an EPIC night (especially with the time change! one more hour of dancing???
DJ Koze, Drumcell, Justin Sloe, Delinquent Frequency, The Bystanders, Cameron Angeli, Jeniluv, Jimmy Maheras
Now that Harmonic has brought the Hollywood hubbub of Damaged Goods to a close, there’s only one logical direction to turn…back to where they came from…the Los Angeles underground. Saturday, November 6 will rejoice not only the re-launch of the infamous HEAR series, but also the 2 Year Anniversary of the saga, featuring two rooms of music. After two years of so many amazing artists and acts at HEAR, Harmonic feels that a celebration of this magnitude appropriately deserves a white buffalo as the Master of Ceremonies. The Chosen One, making his West Coast debut will be DJ KOZE executing one of his fabled 6-HOUR face-melting sets!!
In the mid 1990’s, Koze was working his way up through the German Hip-hop scene. He saw success with his band Fischmob, and found his way into the German pop charts and a ravenous, leftfield minded fan-base. Though DJ Koze had a taste of pop success with Fischmob, he was keeping a keen ear towards experimenting with other forms of electronic music, whether it be ambient and break beats to wild sound collages from a myriad of musical genres. Soon thereafter, he found himself as the turntable wizard for the legendary Hamburg trio, International Pony. Their memorable debut album 'We Love Music' (Sony) was received too much critical acclaims and eventually signed by Norman Cook´s Label Skint for Great Britain. Adolph Noise’s (an abstract alter-ego) 2005 full length “Adolf Noise, Wunden’s Beine Offen” brought together a myriad of samples and grooves into a highly enjoyable listen – demonstrating once again Koze’s love for the fringes of musical expression. Riding solo, DJ Koze remains as one of the most integral musicians in dance music. Never taking the easy road, he brings an eccentric tone to a rotting formula while ingeniously keeping the soul and feeling of what proper techno/house music is meant to evoke. This is perfectly demonstrated on his Kompakt full length “Kosi Comes Around”. We’ll leave it to leading online tastemakers Boomkat to speak up on this topic, having declared the album ‘by far and away the best album
Kompakt has released…a track listing that’s perfectly tweaked for the warehouse abuse alongside music that’s hand carved into the most delicate homespun niche you could possibly imagine.” His DJ sets are spoken of as fables…each experience seems to be unique to it’s own and it’s safe to say are truly, utterly mind melting. DJ Koze’s turntablism skills from years of DJing hip-hop come out to play in his sets as shreds the techno/house DJ formula into bits, provoking a convoluted blend of ecstatic breaks and beats that borderline the psychedelic. Remaining hype to convince the non-believers – the press and public love him and he’s a regular face to the year-end charts and votes. Germany’s trend-setting SPEX magazine have voted DJ Koze the DJ Of The Years for 1999 - 2006 – yes that’s 8 years back-to-back. Other German favs De:Bug and Intro share the same opinion, having voting him as DJ OF THE YEAR several times!! He plays around – a lot. Everywhere –just look at his booking calendar. What the future holds for Koze is a mystery to all but himself all we can hope for is that he never gives up on the paramount standards he sets for himself - an obvious reaction to the quality of output we are treated to through his music and his DJ sets.
Helping transition into and out of this epic DJ set will be two integral parts of the HEAR series, DRUMCELL of Droid Behavior and residents DELINQUENT FREQUENCY. The second room will provide lower-tempo grooves, edits and throwbacks, featuring acts from LA movers and shakers: JUSTIN SLOE, THE BYSTANDERS, CAMERON ANGELI, JENILUV, and JIMMY MAHERAS. This soiree for the record books is set to run from 10pm-late, so make sure you come with your proper dancing shoes and enough energy to get you through the long haul! Harmonic would like to thank everyone for their continued support in making the Los Angeles scene what it is today, and is ecstatic about the big things to come.