Throwing Snow, Grenier aka DJG (SF) - Frite Nite, Mike Slott

BOOM Collective presents

Throwing Snow

Grenier aka DJG (SF) - Frite Nite

Mike Slott

Sat, April 28, 2012

11:59 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

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Throwing Snow
Throwing Snow
London based migrant Ross Tones makes music under the ever so pertinent moniker Throwing Snow. Drawing influences from a vast array of genres encompassing dubstep, UK funky, house and folk, his productions have had a consistent comforting warmth yet glistening coldness. Following his compelling debut on Alex Nut’s Ho_Tep in late 2010 he has since been in hot demand for remixes reworking tracks from the likes of Gold Panda, Kidkanevil and Greymatter. Radio support from Gilles Peterson and Benji B followed with guest appearances on Sinden’s Kiss FM and Ministry of Sound. 2011 began with more remixes for Domino and Ninja Tune, and was followed with critically acclaimed releases on Raffertie’s Super imprint with hotly tipped vocalist PY, Jamie Russel’s Sneaker Social Club and Tom Lea’s Local Action. This year started with a bang seeing Throwing Snow drop the first XLR8R podcast of 2012; further releases amongst his debut album and sought after live set will signify a defining year for this burgeoning producer.
Grenier aka DJG (SF) - Frite Nite
Grenier aka DJG (SF) - Frite Nite
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dean J. Grenier, (A.K.A DJG), landed in the Bay Area underground dance music scene 2006 with his first 12” ”Shadow Skanking” b/w “Joyful Sound” on Narco.Hz, two slices of lithe, slick dubstep. Immediate airplay for “Joyful Sound” on Rinse FM and drops in the clubs from prominent DJs like N-Type quickly propelled DJG to the forefront of American bass music producers early on in his career.

Grenier’s production style is rich and welcoming, sometimes visceral but never anything less than evocative. Now considered a veteran of the American scene, Grenier (as DJG) self-released the two-disc Voids collection in 2010, revealing not only a clever grasp of dubstep and dnb but ambient soundscapes, and since then he’s released on labels like Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood imprint, Headhunter’s Transistor, Frite Nite, Pushing Red and Wheel & Deal Records. Now operating under the name Grenier his recent productions see him moving in a more experimental direction, dropping the tempo to as low as 125BPM while playing around with rhythmic structures that hint at soulful house, garage, and other weird shapes, all imbued with the warm melodic embrace he’s always kept hidden beneath the beats. With forthcoming releases on Tectonic, Photek Productions, Get Darker and Frite Nite (with LA’s Salva), 2012 looks to be a banner year for Grenier, as he continues work on his debut album. DJs ranging from Mary Anne Hobbs, Mala, Pearson Sound, 2562, Pinch, Addison Groove, Salva, Photek, N-Type, Distal and many more have been supporting DJG’s recent and forthcoming releases.

Grenier’s performance behind the decks reveals a wide-ranging taste and smart grip on all sorts of music, elegantly-paced sets full of his own productions and like-minded efforts from others. His DJ talents have brought him all over the world, including a recent set at the legendary club Fabric in London and a tour around Europe in 2011, and back home in North America he’s headlined British Columbia’s Bass Coast Festival.
Mike Slott
Mike Slott
Mike Slott is a musician routed in Jazz and Classical music but raised in Hip Hop and Electronic equipment. It's becoming a familiar story these days but strip the story and gear away and you are left with one of the subtlest, most naturally gifted modern producers. His bravery to explore percussive, textural soundscapes with shifting plates of synthetic melody has earned him kudos from some of the worlds leading musicians and critics.

Slott was one of the founders of LuckyMe and together we have grown up from the bare floorboards of a flat in Glasgow, recording hip hop long into the night, through to the backrooms of concerts in Manhattan. Mike's tribute to his new home in NYC came in the form of Lucky 9Teen, his debut LP released on LuckyMe in October 2009. But with new music in progress and 9Teen's license across Japan as an expanded CD, 2011 holds much for this humble innovator.