This Friday (26th February) the legendary New York based DJ Danny Krivit will be spinning at Paris’ Djoon Club and live to the world on Awdio.com. He became a DJ in 1971 and has been on the New York club scene in the right place at the right time over the past 30 years. He has spun at clubs such as The Roxy, Mars, Choice, Palladium, Sound Factory and The Warehouse with a record collection of over 80 000! This Daily Session video interview gives us more of an incite into Mr Krivit before we tune in on Friday. See the interview
Marseilles’ Japanese canteen and underground club, La Dame Noir celebrates its Ist anniversary this Saturday in French flamboyant style. They promise risky vodka shots, forbidden fruit cocktails (!?!), plenty of champagne, staff you want to go shack up with and fresh graphics. Those who can’t get to the south of France this weekend can enjoy the lunar disco and dirty house music magically spun by La Dame Noir DJs and friends, from a distance on Awdio.com on Saturday 20th February live worldwide.
Literally called the ‘salty kiss’ Le Baiser Salé live music club in Paris was opened in 1983 by the Gibson’s brothers (three French Caribbean brothers) all musicians in their own right. Now Maria Rodriguez is at the head of programming at this unique jazz club on the famous rue des Lombards. This late night club attracts lovers of jazz and live music and is a unique place where the public can meet and drink with the musicians once they’ve finished on stage. Read more
More than just a jazz club, this venue combines traditional jazz with fusion and rock starting the season on Awdio with two live sessions by Capitain Mercier, an historical troupe for the club as they performed every Monday for many years. You can catch these unique live concerts at Le Basier Salé and on Awdio.com on the 18th and 19th of February.
At Yumla (Hong Kong) they celebrate the whole weekend with ‘Fab Friday’ on the 12th featuring Kid Drafus, The Prawn and Mulitboy and then grrr er no, grrrl action on Saturday 13th featuring Wendy Wen, Kerri & Ocean lam doing some minimal electronic stuff. At Zouk (Singapore) the resident DJs get their paws on the decks and bring out the cool cats, and at Bar Rouge (Shanghai) it’s just a great excuse for a big party! So get onto Awdio this weekend it’s bring the tiger out in you.
Bar Rouge opened its luxurious doors 5 years ago when French crew decided to take on the challenge of bringing something new to Shanghai’s nightlife and clubbing scene. Their entertainment manager Gaelle Villeneuve has joined the team bringing with him his experience of Cannes clubbing. Resident DJs spin every night with the occasional international guest such as Agoria, Kerri Chandler and Michael Canitrot dropping in for a special set. Awdio members can now enjoy the sounds of Bar Rouge every night of the week! Read more
Read an interview with resident DJ Damian Kay taken from http://bar-rouge-shanghai.com/music
What is a music track that defines you ? Alan Braxe "Intro"
A track that defines the Bar Rouge ? Digitalism "Zdarlight"
A musical dream for the Bar Rouge: Daft Punk
What do you think about clubbing in general and specifically in Shanghai ? Things are changing in that people are starting to get bored with DJs here selecting too heavily from the international top 10. Clubs are doing better research for their booking than 3 years ago and we've started booking artists such as Basement Jaxx, DJ Falcon and, that's great, but this is only the beginning...
How has the music selection at Bar Rouge evolved since the opening ?
At the beginning, we were asked to play lounge. That worked very well and from that moment on we had a free hand in the musical direction because we were a hit! We have been consistently developing the Bar Rouge music with Philippe promoting Techno music here whereas I've been spinning house and hip hop.
In which musical direction is the Bar Rouge moving ?
All kinds of directions and all kinds of sounds. From a higher level to something more popular. I'd like to have more instrumental and vocal live events, electro and house too, and maybe some crazy hip hop battles. But what I really want to maintain is an honest and real enthusiasm for the music, whatever that music is. Who are some of the guest DJs this year ? David Guetta, Joachim Garraud, Big Ali, Dennis Ferrer...and some big surprises!!!!
What musical projects can we expect this year ?
Personal productions and Bar Rouge compilations.
To celebrate the release of their debut album ‘Radio’, the British duo Audiojack are about to embark on an Asian and Australian tour. But before they set off they will be spinning at Leeds’ ‘Back to Basics’ with their 20:20 Vision label manager Ralph Lawson. Awdio listeners will be able to enjoy the set live, streamed straight from the club on Saturday 6th February. Find out more about Audiojack with this interview produced by DJ Magazine. See More