This month, LCC‘s shining the spotlight on our dear Dave Aju, the San Fran native who’s been churning out tunes and rocking turntables for about 20 years. Those years; that measurement of time; a concept that marries well with Aju’s musical philosophy of taking inspiration from so many different environments and moments. Moments. Time. Before him, there was his father, a jazz musician who armed Aju with the weapons he’d need for his own march into the world’s musical battlefield, and it was with those same elements that he crafted his second album, a musical homage fittingly called ‘Heirlooms’. It was the follow-up to an award-winning mouth-made first venture into the album game and the predecessor to what we are celebrating right this moment: the birth of Black Frames, his third full-length album on beloved label Circus Company and a proper bumping, grinding, dance-floor shaking journey through so many different societies, places and moments. There we go with the time again. But we won’t rob you of it anymore. Without further ado, we give you Dave Aju.
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LCC PRESENTS AN EXCLUSIVE PODCAST BY DAVE AJU
Ahh, Sonar. The sun, the sand, the amazing food. The broken promises of enjoying all three things but not quite getting to it, what with all the afterparties and madness. Call us masochists, but we kind of like this yearly tradition. What madness, you say? Well, consider all these awesome gigs, showcases and parties and the fact that many of them overlap. Here’s where LCC will be representin’ on the Mediterranean this year, we dare you to cross all of them off your list:
THU 12.06.14 – Mike Shannon @ Half Baked @ La Terrazza
Mike Shannon, Mike Huckaby, Half Hawaii, Seuil, Thomas Melchior, Le Loup, BirdsMakingMachine, Rainer, Rudolf, Enrico Mantini, Greg Brockmann and Robin Ordell.
THU 12.06.14 – Wareika LIVE @ Visionquest Label Showcase (Atlantic Club)
Wareika LIVE, Rework LIVE + DJ, Ryan Crosson B2B Shaun Reeves, Moreon & Baffa
FRI 13.06.14 – Wareika LIVE @ Überhaus Pres. Supernature & Friends at La Terrazza
Audiofly, Philip Bader, Bruno Pronsato, Wareika, Dance Spirit, Ronin & Nesta, Romax & Tia, Phil (LB)
FRI 13.06.14 – Mike Shannon @ Away with Mike Shannon and The Mole at Upload
Mike Shannon, The Mole, Andreas Horn & Szymon, Lutz Markwirth, Thierry Glove
SAT 14.06.14 – Guillaume & the Coutu Dumonts LIVE @ Watergate Showcase (Hotel Villa Olimpica)
Guillaume & the Coutu Dumonts, Tiefschwarz, Marco Resmann, Ruede Hagelstein, Matthias Meyer, La Fleur, Lee Jones, Jimi Jules, Catz’n Dogz, Butch
SAT 14.06.14 – Dewalta & Shannon LIVE @ Wagon Repair & Cynosure (Moog)
Dewalta & Shannon LIVE, Midnight Operator LIVE, Konrad Black, Andrea Fiorito, The Mole, Natalia Escobar
SUN 15.06.14 – Dave Aju, Guillaume & the Coutu Dumonts, Mike Shannon, Nôze, Sety and more @ Circus Company LIVE, Piknic Électronik Barcelona (Jardins de Joan Bossa)
Aquarius Heaven LIVE, Dave Aju LIVE, Feathered Sun LIVE, Guillaume & the Coutu Dumonts LIVE, Nôze Band feat. Ornette LIVE, Sety, Mike Shannon LIVE, dOP LIVE, Oleg Poliakov, + very special guest.
SUN 15.06.14 – Molly @ Sunday Breakfast (Vetro Club)
Alci, Alex Kid, Anthea, Bella Sarris, BirdsMakingMachine, Dana Ruh, Fernando Constantini, Molly, Nima Gorji, Ody Arts, Tobias Gullberg, Sandro Kuhne, Slowlife
SUN 15.06.14 – Dave Aju, Nico from Nôze, Sety @ Circus Company Club (Nitsa)
D’Julz, Nico from Nôze, Dave Aju, Seuil, Oleg Poliakov, Thomas Murphy, Sety
Sety is taking off to explore the great ol’ US of A during early May. Catch him at these events:
THU May 1st – New York, US @ Output
FRI May 2nd – Washington DC, US @ Flash DC
SAT May 3rd – Montreal, CA @ Le Bleury
WED May 7th – San Francisco, US @ Housepitality
THU May 8th – Detroit, US @ The Whiskey Disco
Here’s a little snippet of what the last Circus Company party looked and sounded like over in the city of lights, thanks to some serious dance floor-directing by Dave Aju, Sety, dOP and Patrice Scott.
Ah, our favorite dreamy party paradise in the mountains. Adding to the dream-factor at this year’s Caprices Festival in picture-perfect Crans Montana will be our very own Guillaume, Mike Shannon, DeWalta, Sety and Hreno. LCC representin’, baby.
This Friday the 22nd will see Circus Company taking over London hand in hand with the best of the best this label has to offer, that is: label head-honcho Sety, accompanied by Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts, Cesar Merveille and DoP. We could say more but it’s better to head down the club and dance, right?
In lovely Paris, this Friday 14th, Circus Company is planning a mega blow-out, by way of surprise pop-up club at an as-of-yet unknown location. Secret. Mega. Party. It doesn’t get much better than that. Oh, yeah, and Dave Aju and Sety have been confirmed for the booth. Believe us now?
Just one more thing we thought we should let you know about: Circus Company’s pulling out all the stops this week in Barcelona to bring us an awesome lineup of live acts at its Piknic Electronik in Montjuic -Nôze, Guillaume, dOP, you get the idea…-. So just try not to party yourself out before Sunday, cause this is definitely not one to miss! More info here.