Kansascitytechno.com Presents Jux-ta-pose
|Mr. Solve, Rucksa|
|April 26, 2013|
|Kansas City, MO, USA|
|Uptown Arts Bar|
Verb : To place side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.
2 rooms : 2 crews
10pm – 1:30am
21+ $5 cover
$3 well drink special
2 hour vinyl tag set by >>Lance DeSardi (San Francisco :: Landshark :: Bang The Box) VS. Tyrel Williams (San Francisco :: Housepitality :: Acid Test)
Lance ʻLand Sharkʼ DeSardi, in a nutshell.
DEEP F@#KING HOUSE. Well thatʼs what he calls it, anyway. Some might say his sound blurs the lines between house and techno, but no one could deny that itʼs deep.. Sub-aquatic deep. 20,000 leagues under the sea deep. Deeper than the Marianas Trench. Deeper than a deep-fried Mars bar kind-of-deep. Well, maybe not that deep. That shit is DEEP. At 34 earth cycles (not looking a day over 40), Lance is currently splitting his time between London and San Francisco, having a full production studio in the latter, where he works on his own productions as well as for some of the biggest names in the business, using the term ʻbusinessʼ very loosely. His studio mix credits include work for labels like Visionquest, Wolf & Lamb, Crosstown Rebels, Black Catalouge, Hottub and others.
As far as his own music is concerned, heʼs had loads of remixes and his own 12”s under various monikers for labels like Classic, Dessous, PIAS, Lazy Days, or Seasons, on which he released a full length album with JT Donaldson as Undercover Agency. The duo also had some success in 2004 with a DJ mix compilation and double unmixed vinyl for OM Records called San Francisco Sessions Volume 5. In the midst of all this, Lance spawned his alter ego Land Shark, under which he released 4 singles and a self-titled album on Coco Machete Records. The first single ʻTie Me Upʼ was an international underground hit and brought praise from virtually every DJ on the planet under 50 and over 4. The Sharkʼs other mentionable endeavors–and there are many unmentionables–include touring the album as a band and recording with Greenskeepers on their LP ʻThe Ziggy Franklin Radio Showʼ. Thereʼs been a bit of a hiatus but the Shark is
soon to resurface (no more fish puns, promise) with ʻTie Me Upʼ getting the remix treatment from some heavy hitters for Matt Tolfreyʼs label Leftroom Limited, and a new single in the works.
Another focus at the moment is his label Bang The Box, which he co-runs with Brett Johnson, of Classic and Visionquest notoriety. The label has released music from some of the nicest–oh yeah, and talented–people around, including Pillow Talk, John Tejada, Tone of Arc, The Mole, Convextion, JT Donaldson, and even Brett and Lance themselves. As a DJ, Lance has traveled to the far corners of the globe, bringing his brand of tech-funk to sweaty rooms like The Rex in Paris, the now defunct Food Club in Brussels, the venerable Panorama Bar in Berlin, as well as tours in Australia, New Zealand, Portugal, Japan and other exotic locales. Heʼs also slugged it out in the trenches in places like Kansas City, El Paso, and Dallas, where he hails from, so itʼs not all glitz and
glamour. Though mostly.***
***Kansas City and El Paso were actually really fun. Dallas is still a shit hole.
Tyrel Williams has been a mainstay of Chicago’s underground House scene for years. He began mixing records in 1999. Soon later he landed a job at Gramaphone Records where he spent the last decade building a mighty collection of 12” dance records. He spent 2009-2011 building his Acid Test residency at Smart Bar, which is an ongoing all vinyl House / Techno weekly dedicated to the true art form of DJing. Guests have included Miles Maeda, Derrick Carter, Tevo Howard, Traxx, and Justin Long. Tyrel has recently moved to San Francisco where he is a resident DJ for Housepitality and has also started his Acid Test party with Bryan Bai-ee and Miguel Solari.
Resident support from >> Todd Howard (kansascitytechno.com)
Upstair bar guest crew >> Disorder Crew
Dj Rucksa + Mr. Solve
Additional sound and lighting provided by ACC Productions
Promotional support provided by Re:Animated Audio Visual Entertainment
See you on the dance floor!
Uptown Arts Bar
3611 Broadway, Kansas City, Missouri 64111
Additional parking behind the building