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Ritual Events and MV James Cavill are proud to celebrate another year of quality underground music events, showcasing one of the world’s most prolific and talented house/techno producers of recent years for Ulterior’s 5th birthday… LIVE, afloat, up close and personal!
Guy J LIVE - Ulterior 5th B'day (A Sunset River Cruise) Jun'10 :: Brett's Wharf
Ritual Events and MV James Cavill are proud to celebrate another year of quality underground music events, showcasing one of the world's most prolific and talented house/techno producers of recent years for Ulterior's 5th birthday... LIVE, afloat, up close and personal!
The boat will depart from and return to the pontoon at Brett's Wharf (next to the CityCat pontoon) and is fully licensed. Please note there is no ATM on board so a quick visit to the Hamilton Hotel across the road may be necessary before arrival.
★Note this event is on a SUNDAY however the next day is a PUBLIC HOLIDAY
Support DJs: Rich Curtis, Christopher Brooks, Patrick Sweeney
Israeli producer Guy J's body of work and sphere of influence belies his relatively short time in the spotlight. Whether it be his sensual, hypnotic take on house music, his deeply textured techno or his wondrous ambient material, his work is always touched with a magic and emotion that few rival.
Guy and his contemporaries have spearheaded an acclaimed new wave of Israeli house and techno music. “I’m very sensitive person, so I think what I make is what I feel at the moment I make it” he explains of the deeply emotional qualities of his music. “I started as big fan of trance and progressive, and got exposed later on to techno and house\deep house. I’m trying to put all this together in my music; a bit of everything.”
Guy started producing at the age of 14, amassing a wealth of equipment and experience and dedicating his life to learning the craft (“my friends called my room ‘the cave’”). His first release came at the age of 21, but it was his 2007’s gem Save Me that proved to be his real launchpad. John Digweed snapped up the glistening, dramatic slice of deeper house music up for his legendary Bedrock Records, setting in motion a chain of events that would change his life forever. “It was like a dream coming true. I never knew it would lead me to having two albums on a label that I really grew up with.”
Its sublime Depeche Mode-esque synth work pointed to a talent that surprised considering his short time releasing records, and his ascent from hereon was steady and rapid. His debut album Esperanza gained plaudits in 2008 with its classy, ethereal blend of progressive house, techno, electro and electronica, while the follow-up 1000 Words went deeper still over two discs of expansive soundscapes and intricate dancefloor explorations. “I always wanted to make an artist album and to give another aspect of my music” he says. “What is magic for me in house music is that you can hear "real" music and also dance to it. There are so many emotions involved in it, but it’s ultimately there to create a good vibe, and to make you dance. But to make an artist album is a way for me to deliver pure music.” It’s this balance of the organic and the electronic, the visceral and the mental, that make his music so captivating and wide in its appeal.
Never one to be pigeonholed, his portfolio is a diverse beast, with releases finding their way onto Tiga’s increasingly eclectic Turbo imprint amongst others. To feature on two labels that are essentially synonymous with two very different scenes is testament to his versatility, and above all, the quality and conviction of his productions. “I don't see myself as producer of one genre only; I believe in exploring and trying different stuff when you have all the tools you need to create” he clarifies. “To be signed to Turbo... it’s also amazing as it a big label that has its own crowd of people who listen to a certain type of music, and to be part of it is great.”
2012 sees Guy kick off an exciting new project with his close colleagues and friends at Bedrock: his very own imprint “Lost & Found”, a sub-label for John Digweed’s long running mothership where he’ll release music by himself and his favourite producers. Then there’s the small matter of a release on Cocoon, one of the most highly regarded labels in techno and beyond, and some exciting collaborations in the pipeline with some other inspiring artists. As always with this unique talent, it’s quality, not quantity. Each of his releases is met with a swell of anticipation, and for once in this often over-hyped world, it’s fully justified
As always, Guy has a TONNE of new material up his sleeve with releases slated for Cocoon, Bedrock, and his own upcoming label "Lost & Found" which means his live sets are always unique and completely engaging.
I'd almost go to the extent of saying, he's next-level compared to Henry Saiz - the sounds this Israeli genius pulls out of his hat are simply out of this world
There will be an after-party for this at a nightclub in the valley (details still being finalised) however Guy won't be able to attend/appear again unfortunately as he has to fly straight to Melbourne after the boat!
01. Maps And Diagrams - Avalanche
02. Jeahmon - Muschebubu
03. Harmut Kiss - Flaming Passion (Guy J Mix)
04. Guy J - Fantasy Reality
05. Poison Pro - The City Of Gods
06. Ramon Tapia - The Deep Cry (Deep Mix)
07. Cid Inc - Divine
08. Circulation - Turquoise (Guy J Mix)
09. Guy J - Fixation
10. Slam - Eterna (John Digweed & Nick Muir Mix)
Anyone keen to attend the Chris Liebing event at Conniston Lane also on this sunday please note: the event starts at 9pm (a few hours AFTER the boat returns) and your attendance on the boat allows you a significant DISCOUNT for that party - please let us know during the boat if you're interested
Please ARRIVE NO LATER than 2.15pm to BRETT'S WHARF (Hamilton) and ensure you've already visited an ATM as the boat does not have one.
Please bring warm clothes as the boat is open-air and our event finishes after sun-down. Also, this is not BYO as the boat has a fully-stocked bar.
2.30-3.30 Pat Sweeney
3.30-4.30 Christopher Brooks
4.30-5.30 Rich Curtis
5.30-7.30 GUY J
Tickets will be available at the pontoon for $40 each