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Syyskuussa 2009 Ibadan Records (NYC) & Apotek Record (GER) aloittivat kuukausittaisen Suomen klubi-iltansa Playgroundissa, Helsingissä.
Nämä illat on omistettu todellisille teknon rakastajille. Resident dj, Ibadanin ja Apotekin perustaja Jerome Sydenham soittaa itse jokaisessa tapahtumassa. Hän vieraili toukokuussa Playgroundissa ja rakastui klubiin niin tulisesti, että halusi aloittaa oman klubi-iltansa siellä. Klubin vieraaksi saapuu joka kuukausi residentin lisäksi myös ulkomainen vieras suoraan teknon huipulta.
Vuoden 2009 viimeiseen Ibadan & Apotek iltaan saapuu vieraaksi yksi suurimmista tekno legendoista Detroitista, Carl Craig
In September 2009 Ibadan Records & Apotek Records (NYC) started their monthly night in Finland in the underground club Playground at Helsinki
These nights are dedicated to true techno lovers in Finland. Resident dj, Ibadan & Apotek Record label founder Jerome Sydenham, will be playing in every event. Jerome visited Playground first time in May and loved the club so much that he wanted to start his own label night there. Ibadan night will be set up in Playground once a month and every time alongside with the resident dj Jerome Sydenham you can see top of the top techno dj:s.
The guest for the last Ibadan & Apotek night in 2009 will be one of the biggest techno legend from Detroit, Carl Craig!!
IBADAN & APOTEK RECORDS PRESENTS:
JEROME SYDENHAM (Ibadan & Apotek Records, NYC/Berlin)
& special guest
CARL CRAIG (Planet E, Detroit)
Paul Easy (Clinic, Helsinki)
Lasse L. (Visions)
Friday 11.12.2009 // 21:00-04:00 // Age 20
Iso Roobertinkatu 10
Advance from Tiketti (http://www.tiketti.fi): ONLY 10 € + booking fee 1,2 € + service fee
Door: 12 € before midnight, 15 € after
Ibadan & Apotek Records Finland Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=109849681597
Playground Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=58971814702
Jerome Sydenham bio
DJ, Producer and founder of the record labels Ibadan Records, Apotek Records, Avocado Records, and UK Promotions. He started out in A&R with Atlantic Records and later with East West Records.
Jerome Sydenham is one of the hottest tickets in the world of house and techno music right now. Born in Nigeria to Jamaican and English parents, raised and schooled in England and then educated further by the streets and clubs of New York, his first major forays into dance music came when he worked in the A&R division of Atlantic Records in the late ‘80s, working with the likes of En Vogue, Das EFX, and breaking vocal house group Ten City. Soon after he met emerging producer Kerri Chandler – one of his closest friends and a former collaborator, and his name as a producer and DJ gradually built over the ‘90s, with his superb label Ibadan Records launched in 1995.
He is best known for beautiful, emotive, sunkissed deep house tracks like "Swimming Places", and his timeless collaboration with Dennis Ferrer, "Sandcastles", both on leading house imprint Defected. However he also shares Ferrer’s love for hypnotic, soulful, sexy techno – bringing an undeniable warmth to an often emotionally cold genre of music. His collaborations with Get Physical’s Swedish talent Tiger Stripes - like the hugely acclaimed "Elevation" and their joyous remix of Faze Action’s classic "In The Trees" - should likewise be added to the cannon of great house music history.
Sydenham’s desire to push the creative envelope with took him into the world of Techno with the hit “Asama”, with which he launched the German based label Apotek Records. The year 2007 also saw the initiation of a new label collaboration, Avocado Records, established in Denmark with heavy weight producer Rune RK with the monster "Elephant".
In 2009 remixes by Sydenham include:
"Angel" by Carl Craig (Planet-e)
"Forming Dies" by Adam Beyer & Joel Mull (Drumcode)
"Way of the Lonely Ones Pt2" by Nihad Tule (Spectrum)
"This Used to be Our Playground" by Concolor (Perplex)
"Materia" by Nic Fanciulli (Global Underground)
Carl Craig bio
Dancefloor experimentalist and top Detroit techno producer Carl Craig has few equals in terms of the artistry, influence, and diversity of his recordings. Few others have recorded so much quality music in such a variety of styles as has Craig, who jammed distorted beatbox samples into lo-fi electro riggings, crafted epic house tracks like his remix of Tori Amos' "God," and recorded the most sublime Detroit techno since godfathers Juan Atkins and Derrick May were at their peak. After an apprenticeship during the late '80s with May, Craig began releasing his own recordings in 1989, first on Derrick's Transmat imprint and later on his own label, Planet E Communications. During the following decade, Craig spread his work between solo aliases -- Paperclip People, Innerzone Orchestra, 69 -- and his own name. With each new project and each change of musical direction though, he distinguished himself as one of the few artists to consistently hit the mark with productions whose subtleties in the living room more than matched their infectious energy on the dancefloor.
When he was growing up and attending Detroit's Cooley High, Craig was turned on to a diverse musical diet ranging from Prince to Led Zeppelin to the Smiths. He often practiced on his guitar, but later became interested in club music as well through his cousin, who worked lighting for various parties around the Detroit area. The first wave of Detroit techno had already set sail by the mid-'80s, and Craig began listening to tracks courtesy of May's radio show on WJLB. He began experimenting with recording techniques using dual-deck cassette players, and later convinced his parents to buy him a synthesizer and sequencer. Craig also studied electronic music, including the work of Morton Subotnick, Wendy Carlos, and Pauline Oliveros. While taking an electronics course, he met a mutual friend of May and passed on a tape including some of his home productions. May loved what he heard and brought him into the studio to re-record one track, "Neurotic Behavior." Completely beatless in its original mix (since Craig didn't own a drum machine), the track was just as sublime and visionary as Juan Atkins' blueprint for cosmic techno-funk yet called on emotions previously found only on May's material.
The British fascination with Detroit techno was just beginning to take hold by 1989, and Craig was invited to witness the phenomenon firsthand by touring with May's Rhythim Is Rhythim project (which supported Kevin Saunderson's Inner City on several English dates). The trip became an extended working holiday as Craig helped out on production for a re-recording of May's classic "Strings of Life" and the new Rhythim Is Rhythim single, "The Beginning." He also found time to record several tracks of his own at R&S Studios in Belgium. On his return to the U.S., Craig released several R&S tracks on the Crackdown EP, recorded as Psyche for May's Transmat Records. Craig then founded Retroactive Records with Damon Booker, and despite working days at a copy shop, continued recording in his parents' basement.
Craig released six singles for Retroactive during 1990-1991 (as BFC, Paperclip People, and Carl Craig) but the label was dissolved in 1991 due to disputes with Booker. That same year, Craig formed the solo concern Planet E Communications for the release of his new EP, 4 Jazz Funk Classics (recorded as 69). Deliberately lo-fi and gritty with the implementation of funky beatbox samples, tracks like "If Mojo Was AM" presented a new leap forward after the compulsive sheen of Retroactive singles like "Galaxy" and "From Beyond." Besides the distortion of 4 Jazz Funk Classics, his other Planet E work during 1991 contained off-the-cuff nods to such disparate moods as hip-hop and hardcore techno. The following year's "Bug in the Bassbin" unveiled another Carl Craig alias, Innerzone Orchestra, and added elements of jazz to his beatbox frenzy. In the process, Craig became an uncommon influence on the early progression of the British drum'n'bass movement -- DJs and producers often pitched up "Bug in the Bassbin" from 33 to 45 rpm for a do-it-yourself jungle breakbeat.
The release of Paperclip People's "Throw" added disco and funk to Craig's growing list of active inspirations; his natural progression into remixes during 1994 provided the dance world with versions of Maurizio, Inner City, and La Funk Mob tracks plus a stunning reworking of the Tori Amos song "God" that lasted almost ten minutes. Thanks in large part to the Amos remix, Craig soon signed his first contract with major-label exposure, to the Blanco y Negro division of Europe's Mute Records. His first full-length, 1995's Landcruising, opened up the Carl Craig sound and gave it an epic feel closer in spirit to his earlier recordings, while the thematic tug of a journey around metro Detroit mirrored Atkins' Model 500 tracks like "Night Drive." Landcruising opened up the market for Craig's material, and several months later, R&S Records released 69's Sound of Music, a compilation of two EPs released the previous year for the Belgian label.
In 1996, the high-profile British house label Ministry of Sound released a new Paperclip People single called "The Floor," composed of hard, clipped techno beats but an elastic bass line and prevalent disco sample that earned it much airplay in house venues. Though he was already one of the most noted names in the world of techno, Craig's reputation began growing in the more general category of mainstream/global dance, and he soon became less tied to the mantle of Detroit techno than many of his contemporaries. Craig helmed one in the series of DJ Kicks albums released by Studio !K7 and spent several months based in London. He returned to Detroit later in 1996 to focus on Planet E, which released a Paperclip People album titled The Secret Tapes of Dr. Eich (mostly collecting previous singles) and a Psyche/BFC retrospective titled Elements 1989-1990. The new year brought the second proper Carl Craig LP, More Songs About Food & Revolutionary Art. He spent much of 1998 touring the world as Innerzone Orchestra with a jazzy trio. The project also released an LP, Programmed, expanding Craig's full-length output to seven -- though only three had appeared under his own name. Two collections appeared during 1999-2000, including the Planet E mix album House Party 013 and the remix compilation Designer Music.
x§Throughout the early 2000s, he was sporadically active, releasing a series of mix albums and compilations (2001's Onsumothasheeat and Abstract Funk Theory, 2002's The Workout, and 2005's Fabric 25), as well as the occasional production and remix. He overhauled Landcruising in 2005 and titled the release The Album Formerly Known As.... In early 2008, Craig compiled and mixed a two-disc set of his remixes, titled Sessions and released on !K7. ~ John Bush, All Music Guide
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