BAR A BAR opening weekend
The first weekend of March sees the re-launch of Bar A Bar, with some exciting guests gracing the decks to kick-start the season of weekly parties! The second parter of the weekend sees acclaimed Swayzak and Curious People hit the decks to keep the party going!
Swayzak (Swayzak Recordings / Studio !K7)
Brown and Taylor formed back in 1993 and in those post-iron curtain times took much inspiration from the dark and cold eastern block. The Swayzak name came later as much inspired by Eastern Europe as it was Hollywood . . . this is indicative of the juxtaposition of Swayzak.
Before Googling and the Myspace Generation, information was spread by mouth and paper, reputations built on musical prowess and friendships. In 1997 they released their first vinyl “bueno/fukumachi” to much hulabaloo of the few who had picked up on their sound and luckily this was enough to inspire the young chaps to make more records on their self funded label. A call from a legend also had its part, Laurent Garnier’s“ beautiful and moody” answering machine comment gave them much confidence in their sound.
As things moved forward via strange twists they found themselves in 1998 releasing a debut album “Snowboarding in Argentina“ to much crtical acclaim. An album with one misguided aim to fund a snowboarding holiday,which put them on the road to bigger things, playing everywhere from Chile to Japan and quite a few place in between. Giant Festivals and miniscule clubs and bars, museums, fashion shows, Spanish cathedrals, and even a week long party in a Montreal loft. Regulars at Fabric in London and Watergate of Berlin: two of the world’s finest clubs – Swayzak keep filling floors.
One of the first artists to be released on Richie Hawtin’s Minus label with their Theorem collaborations and having released four albums on K7, the legendary compilations of Groovetechnology and Fabric 11 crossing the paths between minimalism, deep house, electro and pure pop. Swayzak have released and remixed for : K7, Minus, Pokerflat, Playhouse, Klang, Simple, Logisitc, Force Trax, Mille Plateaux and even Sony .Their songs have featured on several commericals, tv shows, and hundereds of compilations.
Their live shows are exactly that, never rehearsed and 100% improvised taking a journey like jazz did in the past. In these days of audio perfection Swayzak enjoy to be different, not quite playing the game as it should be played. Whilst embracing technology using unsynced laptops and outboard effects to create a dub inspired sound often much heavier than their studio works. They often play as a pair or with live vocals from collaborator Richard Davis and percussion from Francesco Brini..
We can’t wait! See you there!
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