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fukhouse @ System

erk

TRIBE Member
A double shot of goodness this weekend (see Martin/Oskan/Gow thread).
"Locals" back for Christmas. Yep, Jeremy, Jake ans Pan/Tone find themselves living in Europe.
Spent a great deal of time in the side (VIP) room. Zuzanna plays some funky techno. I certainly like her style. Very funky, deep, fun. Great set(s).
Dave Cooper was on FIRE! If anyone doubts this man's ability to work the decks and move the crowd, then you weren't there last night. In a style that is uniquely his own Dave makes everything work. What do I mean by everything? He rocks double copies of songs all over the place, throws in some scratching, talking to the crowd on the mic, and the songs he plays...how does he make it work so well? He's moves from techno, to booty, to funk, even throws in "Moments in Love" by Art of Noise (hello memories of high school) and "Gypsy Woman" by Crystal Waters flawlessly. I know it may sound odd to anyone that wasn't there. The crowd was loving it! Dave has one of the greatest collection of tunes in the city. Lots of the good stuff that techno people sampled back in the 90s. And I thought those were the original songs! From that to the original "It Takes Two" before Rob Base & DJ Easy Rock sampled it and made their own version. Dave is a Toronto treat. One of the most versatile around. Definitely a fun party DJ. Keep it up Dave.
Got to hear plenty of Jake Fairley's set. Quite the live PA! As he's playing I'm recognizing songs. Which is nice. Recognizing loacal guy's songs. Imagine that! Glad to see he's off making a living doing what he loves to do in Europe. I can see why they like his work. It's stellar.
Heard a little of Pan/Tone's PA. What I did hear I enjoyed.
Jeremy played afterwards. Another one. I can see why he's so popular. He plays a great set.
Congrats fukhouse. Another great night.
 

Destro Sanchez

TRIBE Member
best music at fukhouse in months, IMO.

sheldon pan/tone had some sound (and whiskey? ;)) issues during his set.

(make sure you're turning the bass knob, not the pan knob...HA!)

and later in his set, another Londonite, Fritz tha Kat from Vice and other hiphop periodicals, dropped some science over his beats. I didn't catch much of the second half of his set because I was jittin in the side room to 2LiveCrew, DJ Deeon, doubles of fix-flash, groove la chord over booty, classic jack trax spun by one of my favourite djs, david cooper. I love how dave plays because it reminds me of houseparties, not a club. Yellin at the crowd for chants, scratches, cuts, quick mixes, experimental mashup mixes and a vast selection of tunes. Fuck Genres (tm) never sounded so at home.

Jake Fairley came on.
as Sabina said, we really should have a betting pool next time he plays. See how long it takes before he loses his shirt during his set. ;)
Holy fuckin shit batman, this was one of the best live pas I heard all year (I keep repeating that every two months...)

Techno like I've never heard it. Rocking, bass heavy, bleepy, deep, lush and packin a punch with some sweet kicks.

Then Jeremy came on.

One of the best sets I've heard all year. Man he brought back some wicked records from Berlin. Really, really really good set.

and just when I thought it couldn't get any betta', Mike Bryant from NYC steps up and takes us on a journey til 6+ am. Really good tech house with some bangin stuff thrown in to keep the crowd going (on, instead of to bed).

Zuzana was great too. As to be expected :) But I was in the main room for most of her set.


This was a great party for my cousin, who I just happened to run into on Queen street that afternoon, to be initiated with. (He's into the rock and/or roll)

By the sounds of the Industry party review - musically speaking - I'm glad I chose this over the industry brew haha.

Thanks to those who helped me out after I had something taken away from me at the door......I owe ya.

Destro
 

tEkKiD

TRIBE Promoter
Originally posted by Destro Sanchez
I'm glad I chose this over the industry brew haha. [
of course, you enjoy techno more ... not house! correct?

Thanks to those who helped me out after I had something taken away from me at the door......I owe ya.

Destro


you still don't wear socks? :p




good to hear yah had an amazing time, i couldn't make it out due to physical exercise being hockey :D


ez,

sd
 

derek

TRIBE Member
that party was fun, fun, fun.

got there early to hear all of ian's set which primed me for a fantastic evening.

all the sets were stellar, and i almost lost my shirt when fritz starting rapping over pan/tone set. it was dope. sarah (the vocalist) did a great job too.

jake rocked it out as per usual.

jeremy played some dope records.

mike kept me going till 5:30am when i couldn't take anymore, andcaught a cab home.


didn't make it to the side room too much, as i had some duties to attend to in the main room. kinda wish i heard more of dave's set.

peace,

derek
 

Lysistrata

Well-Known TRIBEr
I don't think I quite get the euro-shirtless-trashy-skinny-white-dude-karaokeing-over-electro scene. I'm glad I went, had a great time, but the music was off-putting for a lot of the night.

I was I a really dancey mood, so while they were setting up for what I glean was pan/tone I was sorta dancing and watching, interested to see what was going ot go down,a dn hoping for something a bit harder to move my ass. What I got was something that kept striking me as absurd. OK, you're going to rap over hte music. Ok, you're almost too drunk to stand and your posturing is right out of terrible cheesy gangsta music videos. Maybe I could still appreciate this if I could HEAR A FUCKING THING. The sound was awful, just plain awful, worst sound I've ever had the displeasure to sit through. Even apart from the ear-splitting feedback, which you're going ot have a bit if you have mics onstage with all that equipment, but can you please try and minimize for your poor pained audience, even apart from that it was muffled, blurry, and every time he tried to take it out of the left speaker and then back up it came up harsh and abrupt.

Then we had up on stage the second guy shirtless hockey haired drunk guy of the night do to karaoke. The sound was a bit better, but boy if you're gonna tackle classics like Iggy Pop take a vocal lesson or two. At this point I retired to thte side room where I was pleasantly submerged in some experimental blips and bleeps which I liked a lot more and could actually dance too.

When I ventured out into the main room later that night I also got some of the techno I love, so I got some major dancing in, thanks whatever afterlife you may believe in.

Thanks so much to currently vying for th4e championship in cute coupledom, mercure and Trillian, for twisting our arms into spontaneous unplanned partying, and a wink and a nod to the dashing and debonair Effinhard and his lovely little other half. Caught sight of othr Tribers there, but I wasn't in a running around to catch people mood, so if you saw me but I didn't talk to ya, no offense!
 
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Bean

TRIBE Member
Overall, I had a fun time, but found this night to be STRANGE (though not as strange as the June fukhouse) ... and I can't really put my finger on *why* it was like that!

We got in super early and heard Ian's set. "Ian's set was Ian's set": typical sounds of what he's being playing out of late.

Pan/tone jumped up next and I had a difficult time getting into his set. It didn't get me dancing, that's for sure. The kitschy EmCee and vocalist were interesting ideas, that gelled at some points, but mostly seemed out of place. I found the vocalist's voice lacking confidence and at times a bit flat (maybe it was the sound system?)

I enjoyed Jake Fairley's live set more than pan/tone's, recognizing some tracks. Sure to his January fukhouse performance, the shirt came off and the singing began. What a show!

The set of the night belongs to Jeremy P. Caulfield. Dark, melodic, dance-y techno at its finest. I think I stopped dancing to his set for 10 minutes at the most. I was a bit disappointed that the remix of that "how did i get here / what is this place" track was just that - and most of the lyrics were MIA. ;)

Mike Bryant closed the night and I didn't get into his set at all. His tech house sounds bordered on progressive at points and I just didn't get it - though it may have been the super tiredness I-really-should-be-sleeping-now feeling I had at this point.

I was pleasantly surprised at the turnout, given the other big jam going on that night - the club was full well into the night. The Christmas decorations took away from the usual dark décor and added a flavour of cheesiness to the night, though much humour was had at their expense- "see that gift over there? that's my gift to you - a Barbie corvette." (too bad it was actually a Molson Canadian 2-4 that was poorly wrapped!).

Many thanks to the old (and new!) faces that made the party fun.

Peace,

Sabina
 

Nesta

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Bean

I was a bit disappointed that the remix of that "how did i get here / what is this place" track was just that - and most of the lyrics were MIA. ;)
brett johnson - stucco homes

i used to love those lyrics... now they just annoy me. :p
glad you had fun, beana. :)
 

AshG

Member
Originally posted by Nesta
brett johnson - stucco homes

i used to love those lyrics... now they just annoy me. :p
glad you had fun, beana. :)
that's actually Cle' feat. Derek Verrett - No Need To See [Soundproof]

Cle's a shit hot producer.
Maybe Brett used the same sample though...
Or maybe same vocals, different track?
Though those particular words are kind of unique.
 

Nesta

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by AshG
that's actually Cle' feat. Derek Verrett - No Need To See [Soundproof]

Cle's a shit hot producer.
Maybe Brett used the same sample though...
Or maybe same vocals, different track?
Though those particular words are kind of unique.
really? i've heard it on a few comps, and it's 'brett johnson - stucco homes'.

'how did i get here... where is my face...'

i'm sure you're right, but on tyrant 2 it's credited to brett johnson.
 

AshG

Member
Originally posted by Nesta
really? i've heard it on a few comps, and it's 'brett johnson - stucco homes'.

'how did i get here... where is my face...'

i'm sure you're right, but on tyrant 2 it's credited to brett johnson.
hmmm... maybe it is the same sample then.
though i don't remember the "where is my face" part from that Cle track...
but since Cle did credit Derek with the vocals, i assume he got them in a legit way.

That Cle track is on my bumpin 3 cd though Nesta, so you could check that if you want.
I don't have that Stucco Homes tune though so i can't check that here...

Thinking it over, it probably is 2 different tunes - weird though that 2 different tunes would have an almost identical(and weird) vocal bit.
 
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ethnik

TRIBE Member
that vocal is on Brett Johnson. the track is Stucco homes, but the EP is

Brett Johnson - Bounce EP - Classis

came out approx 2 years ago. it is monsieur Johnson'c finest moment (the entire EP). he has gone nothing but downhill since then...or should i say he has not innovated since then.

mike
 

AshG

Member
Originally posted by ethnik
that vocal is on Brett Johnson. the track is Stucco homes, but the EP is

Brett Johnson - Bounce EP - Classis

came out approx 2 years ago. it is monsieur Johnson'c finest moment (the entire EP). he has gone nothing but downhill since then...or should i say he has not innovated since then.

mike
album is more than good imo.
some downtempo stuff on there too, along with some very unordinary souding vocals.
me likes.
 
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