Tuesday, July 10, 2012
'TELLURIC ACTIVITY' NYC Welcomes FURNEY (UK): August 3, 2012
AUGUST 3, 2012
(Monthly Label Showcase of the Finest Drum+Bass)
TELLURIC RECORDINGS along with KNITTING FACTORY Brooklyn is proud to announce another edition of 'TELLURIC ACTIVITY': a monthly label showcase presenting ground-breaking international talent. The third installment brings the U.S. debut of UK's………
FURNEY (Telluric Recordings, Good Looking, CIA)
FURNEY is James Fearnside, aged 30, based in Aylesbury but born in Bradford, UK. He first got into dance music by listening to mixtapes from the early acid and hardcore DJs kindly supplied by his older sister. As these DJs moved into Drum+Bass, James followed them and his sister has clearly been a big influence.
"I started DJing because she used to make me spend money on all these records, I didn't have a clue what I was buying but she used to point all the tunes out to me. I was always fascinated by home-produced music, too and an Atari and an Akai were the next things to get if you already had Technics and wanted to be taken seriously."
Describe the 'FURNEY Sound,' not so much in terms of genre but the kind of moods and feelings you're trying to create: "I like the mystical, dreamy vibe, music that makes you think about things or feel a certain way, or puts you in a different place, rather than something that's easy to dance to on drugs. Music with a bit of stickability."
James' early releases came out on labels like BIG BUD's SoundTrax and Super8sound imprints as well as Advanced Recordings and Deep Kut run by TOTAL SCIENCE. "I think a lot of the labels heard my name through LTJ BUKEM. He was the first person I would send my tracks to and in turn he would share them with other DJs he thought might like them."
When a talented young producer who's already cut his teeth with some well-received releases joins forces with one of the iconic labels in Drum+Bass, you know there's going to be sparks. That's exactly what's happened when FURNEY and GOOD LOOKING RECORDS got together and this looks set to run and run.
FURNEY's debut release for a revitalized GOOD LOOKING was 'DRUM TOOLS.' A collaboration with MC CONRAD, the track appeared on the flipside of LTJ BUKEM's first track in three years, 'SWITCH'. Next up was 'PIPEZ,' coupled with 'LEAP OF FAITH' by UTAH JAZZ. Both tracks will feature on the 'BUKEM IN SESSION ' DVD recorded live at Exit festival in Serbia.
"'PIPEZ' is a re-rub of an old Jack Smooth track from 1994. I loved the elements so much I decided to re-work them to today's tempo for a bit of fun. BUKEM loved it so much he played it in every set for a year and then got the backing from Jack Smooth to put it out."
Then followed 'DISTANCE', coupled with SOULMATIC's 'SELF BELIEF'. With its crisp production and driving bassline, 'DISTANCE' is a perfect example of why FURNEY's productions have become such a big hit on the dancefloor. It's small wonder, therefore, that BUKEM got him involved with the GOOD LOOKING family.
"'DISTANCE' is a little number I knocked up with fellow producer HERRICK. It has a Rhodes piano groove with chipmunk House vocals - it's nothing new sounding but it moves the dancefloor."
Finally, what do you hope you will be doing in five years time? "I hope to have left my office job and be doing something musical with my day-to-day life rather than squeezing it around a nine-to-five."
Support on the night…….
JOANNA O (Turnstyle / 97.3FM WRIR / Richmond, VA)
JOANNA has been playing vinyl records for underground dance music enthusiasts for over a decade. Her vinyl boutique, TURNSTYLE, has been serving up the fresh underground musical selections in downtown Richmond, Virginia for the last nine years. You can hear her live every Saturday night on her FM radio show "FREQUENCEY" on 97.3FM at 7pm Eastern (since 2005), and monthly in front of TURNSTYLE for the 'First Fridays' artwalk.
She has played many diverse venues ranging from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, to local art galleries, nightclubs, festivals, and lounges. She has held down many residencies in the city and produced quite a few great weeklies, monthlies, and festivals alongside JESSE SPLIT under the monikers 'EVOLVE VA' and 'TURNSTYLE SOUNDSYSTEM.'
Her fine track selection and technical mixing skills have earned her spots alongside many notable dance music greats, both in and out of state. Not just a pretty face behind the decks, she is known for her smooth + sweet Drum+Bass sounds.
PLACE 42 (Telluric Recordings)
Native son of the NEW YORK CITY underground electronic music scene since the early 1990’s, PLACE 42 (aka JOHN CLEMENTE) has been making a positive impact on the global Drum+Bass scene for many years. Founder of the revered TELLURIC RECORDINGS label, a tireless promoter of countless successful events, and a gifted DJ supporting exclusive music from his label’s roster, this multi-faceted artist’s signature deep and rolling sound has continuously been turning heads and moving feet on dance floors worldwide. With international support of the TELLURIC imprint by the likes of LTJ BUKEM, FABIO, and BAILEY, DJ PLACE 42 continues to stay loyal to his signature, well-curated sound while moving forward within the ever-evolving world of Drum+Bass. Having been working with TELLURIC aritst STUNNA on production with the coveted 'RUN' [Telluric 011], look forward to a full-length album project from the duo on TELLURIC in the near future.
T.R.A.C (B.B.E., Konkrete Jungle, Telluric Recordings)
Hosting the evening on microphone duties is NYC-based talent T.R.A.C. - a fixture on both the local Drum+Bass and Hip Hop scenes alike, T.R.A.C.'s recent signing to the renown BarelyBreakingEven (BBE) imprint and production work with 4HERO's MARC MAC have excelled this MC into greater heights.
361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Doors @ 11:00pm
Show @ 11:30
18+ to enter
$10 @ Door