It’s a pretty big deal when two of the biggest names in underground dance music are slated to play within a week of each other in Boston. When I saw that Hot Creations label chief Lee Foss would be performing live with Anabel Englund at Bijou Nightclub on January 31st I was thoroughly impressed. When I saw that “baller by definition” Seth Troxler of Visionquest, aka Thrill Cosby, would be gracing the same club with his wacky presence just five days later, I realized their was no ceiling to the types of acts the team at Bijou could bring in. And guess what – we have a pair of tickets to give away for each show!
Resident Advisor writes that “Few DJs have made such a dramatic impact on the underground House and Techno scene over the last two years as Hot Creations label owner Lee Foss.” DJ Mag writes of Lee Foss that he is “one of the most talented new forces in modern dance music today”. Ever heard the song “Reverse Skydiving” (our vote for one of the best Indie/Nu-Disco tracks of 2013)? That’s right Lee Foss, as part of Hot Creations, co-produced one of the biggest dance music tracks of 2013 – one that was played countless times over the past year and one that was remixed by numerous producers. And he’s bringing the beautiful vocals of Anabel Englund, the singer of “Reverse Skydiving,” with him. Foss’ Chicago roots and decades involved in the music industry have allowed him to become a stand-out name and a must-see performer for any fan of House and underground sounds.
Seth Troxler. The man, the myth, the legend. He settles down behind the decks at Bijou Nightclub next Wednesday February 5th. I’ll let the hilarious biography listed on Resident Advisor tell you more about him:
“Through a leaking bodily cavity resembling the pork found in Chinese restaurants, Satan shat out a crystal beaming with glowing red embers. This crystal matured into the fetus of Seth Troxler. Seth was placed on earth as a weeping fetus, the sound of inevitability. As he grew, his ancestral roots took on a magnetic channeling power, more than his feeble mind could ever consciously fathom. As a result, he became capable of creating some of the world’s finest and most intuitive dance cuts, including releases and remixes on Spectral, Wagon Repair, Crosstown Rebels, M_nus, Bpitch Control, Circus Company, Items and Thing, Raum… Musik, FXHE, Esperanza, Leftroom,Adults Only and Beretta Grey. His music has been featured on Audions Fabric mix, The Circo Loco 10 comp mixed by Arpiar, and Matthew Dears new Get Physical compilation.
Seth’s DJ career started in Detroit in 2002 at the age of 16 as a frequent Dj at Detroit club The Works and as a clerk at Detroit’s famous Melodies and Memories record store. With these experiences Seth gained a preternatural understanding of rave, and dance music history, that now allows him to conjours up mixes and tracks like Botticelli conjoured his Venus. He has played many outstanding international gigs, notably Fabric, Tenax, MUTEK, , Panorama Bar, Watergate, Robert Johnson, Detroit Electroinc Music Festival, The Rex, Fuse, Avalon and The End Up. As well as being a resident at Berlin’s legendary Club der Visionäre. Seth is also a bi monthly party host, and resident DJ at Berlin Weekend Club, and Cityfox’s new club Alte Borse in Zurich, w/ friends Ryan Crosson and Shaun Reeves. Before relocating to Berlin he was also a key conceptual force behind America’s “Tesh Club” parties with partners in crime Ryan Crosson and Lee Curtiss. Under the name Visionquest, they have hosted the annual “Need is Say More” (old miami) party which has become DEMF’s most anticipated after hours since it’s conception 2006.
His influences include the chirping of crickets, the whirring of space ships, and the sweet sounds of whistling voodoo magic. However, Seth draws the majority of his inspiration from Robert Downey Jr., and the idea of releasing the shackles that bind Downey so he can finally do heroin in peace. Also seth enjoy’s cooking, long walk on the beach and candle lit dinners.”