Yes, you heard right! Tiga (pictured) and Damian Lazarus are teaming up to the rock the living daylights (or is it highlights?) out of the Works. The action happens on Friday, May 4th. It’s another installment of our ongoing Jackhammer Disco sessions and this one will be a stunner. On the bill are Tiga and Lazarus, of course, plus Light Year from Australia and prolific local deck techs, Sleazemore of Lights Down Low, Jason Kendig from Honey Soundsystem and Nolan Haener (Re:Body).
Both Tiga and Damian loom large over the landscape of dance music and have done since the early 2000s. They both emerged from the point where electro, in its early embodiment, dovetailed with the minimalist side of techno and house. Tiga was early in the game with the “Sunglasses At Night” classic that he threw together with Jori Hulkkonen. While Lazarus moved from a stint as an editor at the UK mag Dazed & Confused to an A&R position at City Rockers, a label that actually released Tiga’s hit in Britain, as well as Felix Da Housecat’s seminal electro album, Kittenz & Thee Glitz, among many other fine releases. Damian’s Crosstown Rebels label continues to lead the tech-house pack as do his Rebel Rave parties — we had one here at the Works back in November of 2011 — and both feature some of the hottest acts in the deep/tech house world (Art Department, Maceo Plex, etc)
Light Year hails from Sydney and blew up in 2010 on the strength of the “Night Vision” EP, which contained the club banger, “Sex Education,” a track that was hammered by Soulwax, Erol Alkan, Tiga and Mr Oizo. He followed this up in november of that year with “5 Girl” and this ended up on heavy rotation on BBC radio in the UK.
The locals need no introduction. We know them, love them and they rock. Parties like Honey Soundsystem and Lights Down Low have changed the face of SF clubbing and while Nolan may be a relatively new name to some, his Re:Body shindigs with Briski are a thing of legend at this point. This night will kick ass, so don’t kick yourself later by missing it.
The Works Clerks