|City:||Canada, Quebec, Montreal|
|Time:||Thu Mar 15, 2007 @ 10:00pm|
|Description:||Vancouver BC's DJ Czech is a Canadian electronic music legend. specializing in funky breaks and sexy beats, this massive montreal favourite is moving to the land of his dreams, Czechoslovakia, to pursue a life of solitary basket weaving. BUT FIRST, he's gonna make one last trip to Montreal to rock it for y'all... give it the fuck up. |
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with the mix thursday premiere of Ninja Tune/Bully Records'
DJ SIXTOO what the fuck! [ www.sixtoo.net ] [ www.myspace.com ]
and DJ BInd & Evader MC brawkin out for the hedz. [ www.djbind.com ]
Most underground-oriented Canadians living on the west coast of Canada are familiar with the legendary Soul Kitchen weekly event at Tommy Africas nightclub in Canadas top ski and snowboard destination, Whistler, British Columbia. Few, however, recall that it was DJ.Czech who introduced the event to BC over thirteen years ago. Indeed, today, Czechs Soul Kitchen remains the longest running club night in Whistler, and continues to showcase some of the worlds renowned DJ talent. Thus, Czechs initial step into Canadas Underground in 1989 has spawned a long prosperous career, for Czech has since become a household name for breaks-lovers everywhere. A Vancouver resident for the thirteen years, Czech has further established powerful draw to the already-thriving local Vancouver club scene. His residencies at Lucy Mae Brown Rusty Trombone Sundays and Le club a GO-GO on Thursdays with Vinyl Ritchie (Wicked Lester), coupled with his vast musical knowledge and impeccable turntable skills, have helped to establish Vancouver internationally as one of Canadas leading cities for up front electronic music. Importantly, though, these residencies have not interfered with his tight touring schedule. Initially self managed, Czechs reputation has led to play at prestigious clubs and massive raves throughout Europe and North America every weekend for last five years. HeadliningAlongside The Prodigy, Chemical Brothers, Orbital, Crystal Method, Rabbit in the Moon, Porno for Pyros, and countless others, has not been uncommon for Czech. His next step - writing and producing his own tracks was inevitable. Constantly building his impressive home studio, his prime outlet for his music so far has been Futuristic Funk Records a joint venture involving himself and two other Vancouverites. Already a label in Vancouvers foreground, Futuristic Funk Records is aimed at showcasing no only Czechs own material, but other Canadian talent as well. With such an extensive history in the scene, and so many accomplishments under his belt, it is no surprise that Czech continues to represent Canada as one of the most preeminent breaks DJs in the world.
The most convicted felon of the 1200 Hobos Team. The Sebutones unofficial cure for loneliness. Material Homewrecker. Loyal chief physician to the broken hearted, desperate and dislocated. Cult-leader. Anticon graduate. Box Cutter-wielding threat to soundmen everywhere. We could feed you the bullshit all day…or we can sell you all the lofty dreams in tonic form.
If you followed the "underground" hip-hop movement in North America during the late 90’s, you may have seen his name on lots of the records, and you probably saw him on stage at many a show around that time. Buck 65, Sebutones, Sage Francis, Peace (Freestyle Fellowship), L’ronius, Aquasky, The Goods, and various Anticon members all have a place in the story. It’s a long story, all there in recorded form if you want to do the work and spend the time. It’s all relevant to what Sixtoo is doing today, but neither him nor any of the aforementioned people tend to dwell on the past. They’re all in their own place now and have come into their own in different ways.
Early 2000 is when it all really started coming together. Just before leaving Halifax he released Duration, a record that, for the first time, took him away from the mic, and put him solely behind the sampler. The results were heralded as an instrumental hip-hop classic, and things started looking up-way up-for Sixtoo.
The following year saw him freshly re-located to Montreal, and signing on with UK based Vertical Form Records. The relationship with Vertical Form saw the release of "Antogonist Survival Kit", a dark-ass record that showcased both sides of his skills : back on the mic for half of it, and hitting the SP for the 2nd half. It was signature Sixtoo production and rhymes, but one also got the sense that his new surroundings in the North end of Montreal were starting to bring something different to the mix.
A lot has been written and speculated about the effect of Montreal winters on local musicians. It takes some long, cold, dark months living by the railroad tracks to produce something like Godspeed You Black Emperor. Alien8 Records, Constellation Records, Mutek Festival. Ever since Amon Tobin moved to the city things have been getting just a little bit denser with his sound. And the same can be said for Sixtoo. By the time 2003 rolled around, Sixtoo had come to the attention of the Montreal Ninja Tune office and he found himself with a fresh new contract, and a turning point on which to really assess his work up to that point and to decide on how he wanted to proceed. All the releases up to that point had reached some type of notoriety, but also were hinting at another level of untapped potential.
So when it came time to record what would become "Chewing On Glass & Other Miracle Cures" a completely new style was employed. Not content to make another record based on mining wax for samples, he set about tapping into various live musicians to get the source material that would ultimately be chopped up and re-arranged for this record. Taking the basic idea of sample-based music but building the samples from live sources, and in some cases just letting the live elements take over. An organic approach, but also one that doesn’t ignore the current movements of microsampling and effects programming. All in all…it’s something else. Can’s Damo Suzuki, Norsola and Thierry from Godspeed You Black Emperor, Matt Kelly, Eric Craven from The Hanged Up, Sixtoo, and many more can all be heard programmed and chopped in the signature Sixtoo dark/sinister way. All brought together to create what is essentially a psyche rock/jazz masterpiece as made by a long time hip-hop producer.
So know this…Sixtoo is on some entirely other shit. Sampling live as opposed to sampling records. Playing as a musician instead of a collage-artist. Working with people that can help to fully realize the ideas within the music, as opposed to strangling ideas in order to keep them contained and manageable.
Contained is safe, and safe is played. Sixtoo is out of the box, and it has all just started, again.
2004 - Sixtoo – Chewing On Glass and Other Miracle Cures LP/CD (Ninja Tune, May)
2004 - Sixtoo – Boxcutter Emporium 12" (NinjaTune)
2004 – Sixtoo – Almost A Dot on The Map [the Psyche Years Retrospective Compilation] (Vertical Form)
2003 - Sixtoo - Antagonist Survival Kit LP/CD (Vertical Form)
2003 - Sixtoo - Antagonist Survival Kit Instrumentals 12"/EP (Vertical Form)
2003 - Sixtoo - Outremont Mainline Runs Across the Sunset 12" (VerticalForm)
2003 - Sixtoo vs. Simahlak - Double 7" pack (Bully Records)
2002 - Sixtoo & Matth - He Did Glass Music 7" (Bully Records)
2002 - Sixtoo - Duration LP (Audio Boxcutter)
2002 - Sixtoo - Duration CD (Cease and Desist)
2002 - Sixtoo - Duration Video (Independent)
2002 - Sixtoo - The Secrets That Houses Keep 10" (TRC/Tandem)
2001 - Sixtoo - Songs I Hate and Other People Moments CD (6Months)
2001 - Sixtoo - Work In Progress 12" (Anticon)
2000 - Sixtoo - Termination Dubs (Dubplate)
1999 - Sixtoo - Psyche Continuum CD (Metaforensics)
1998 - Sixtoo - Psyche Intangible CD (Metaforensics)
1997 - Sixtoo & Moka Only - Crystal Senate Split 12" (Handsolo)
1996 - Sixtoo - Progress Cassette (Ant Records)
1996 - Sixtoo - Return of the Seeker Cassette (Ant Records)
1995 - Sixtoo - Four Elements Cassette (Ant Records)
1995 - Sixtoo - Superstar Props Cassette (Ant Records)
There are recordings that exist prior to this…but they really suck.
Sebutones/Side Project Related (Sebutones are Sixtoo and Buck65):
2003 - Villain Accelerate (Sixtoo and Stigg of the Dump) - Maid Of Gold (Mush)
2002 - Stigg of The Dump (feat. Sebutones) 10" (Endemik)
1998 - Sebutones - 50/50 Where It Counts CD (Metaforensics)
1997 - Sebutones - Sebutonedef 12" (Four Ways To Rock)
1996 - Sebutones - Psoriasis Cassette (Four Ways to Rock)
Production and Guest Appearances:
2003 - DJ Signify (feat. Sage Francis and Buck65) - One Last Sleep (Lex/Warp)
2003 - Non Prophets – Hope (Lex, Warp)
2003 - Robert Lax - Re:Lax Remixes (Bayerisher Rundfunk)
2003 - Iso 68 - Zwei Engel Korrigiert Remix (Haus)
2003 - DJ Vadim - Edie Brickell Remix (Ninja Tune)
2002 - Sage Francis - Personal Journals LP (Anticon)
2002 - Anticon - More From June single (Anticon)
2002 - Smyglssana - Foaming Prairie Remix (Vertical Form)
2001 - Tommy V - Crew Cuts Vol. 2
2001 - Alias - Three Phaze Irony LP (Anticon)
2001 - Aquasky feat. Sixtoo - Shaman and Shaman Remixes 12"s (Tribe)
2000 - Kunga 219 - Tharpa’s Transcripts CD (Goodnight Musics)
2000 - Sole - Bottle of Humans LP (Anticon)
2000 - Shapeshifters - Planet of Shapes CD
1998 - The Goods - Dream Sequence CD
- Recyclone - Dead World CD (Ant)
- DJ Moves - Hiss2 (LowPressure)
1997 - DJ Moves - Hiss (LowPressure)
- Knowself - Everything is Under Control
Room 1:Czech (Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver)
Evader MC (Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver)
DJ Bind - www.djbind.com - Hot Mess, Vagitron!
Sixtoo - www.ninjatune.net - Ninjatune
|Tickets:||5.00 - get there early or yo' ass gone wait outside in the cold|
|Extras:||do NOT sleep on this.|
|Added:||Fri Feb 16, 2007 @ 6:27pm by » Czarkastik|
|Modified:||Tue Mar 6, 2007 @ 6:00pm by » Nuclear|
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