Sunday, September 11 2016
Potato Head Beach Club Bali
Jl Seminyak, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia 80361
SUN DOWN CIRCLE #021
Known for its ambient vibe and eclectic, uncompromising music selections, Sun Down Circle is back for its final sunset show of the year.
We have flown in a DJ who is considered to be one of the best in the world right now (the 4th best according to Resident Advisor), Ben UFO. Ben is co-founder of the sublime electronic record label, Hessle Audio, which he runs with Pearson Sound and Pangaea. Founded in 2007 this label quickly found its way into the playlists of many key influencers in the electronic dance music world. He is pushing the boundaries of modern electro.
Also on the bill is András (aka Andras Fox), one of Melbourne’s finest exports. Andras is a firm favourite of ours after his amazing DJ set in last year’s Sun Down Circle Easter Carnival event. Fresh from his recent ‘House of Dad’ release, Andras is experimenting with sounds and pushing his already amazing production skills and musical output to a new level. As well as producing incredible music, Andras also features a broad mix of local and Australian music via his radio show on Melbourne’s 3RRR 102.7FM show.
As one of the co-founders of Hessle Audio, Ben UFO has been responsible, alongside Pearson Sound and Pangaea, for some of the most varied and ground-breaking releases of recent years. Having become immersed in the still emerging dubstep scenes in London and Leeds in 2005, his musical taste was shaped primarily by the DMZ and Sub Dub nights taking place in those cities. However, as tastes have shifted and scenes have fragmented, Ben UFO’s approach to the music and to Hessle Audio itself has developed.
As BPMs have dropped and influences have broadened, so too has the vision of Ben UFO’s DJing. He remains one of the few DJs in the UK to have made an impact without a production career to fall back on, and as such his reputation is solely the result of his skill as a selector and as a mixer. As a result he remains in a position to fully explore sounds both old and new, across the worlds of house and garage, dubstep and grime, and further into the past. This level of commitment to the dance music of the last two decades has led to a collection of records which reflects the position London has long held as a city responsible for the constant development of forward thinking music.
Peel back the leaves and discover Andras, a Melbourne producer making tactile and imperfect electronic music. Inspired by primitive percussion, simple melodies and home recording, Andras combines elements of house music and new age ambience in a distinctly antipodean way.
Based around drum machine rhythms and new age synths, his original tape recordings are simultaneously contemporary in sound and difficult to carbon date, slipping comfortably between Library Music, ‘90s House and instrumental synth funk.
Andras has supported artists including James Pants, Andres & DJ Sprinkles, as well as recently returning from an extended EU tour. In a digital, cool world full of hectic pace, Andras brings warmth, relaxation and gentle grooves to your ears.
Entry: IDR 100,000 (includes first drink)