LTJ Bukem & Karsh Kale @ Freqo de Mayo 2017- TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!

HUSHconcerts presents

LTJ Bukem & Karsh Kale @ Freqo de Mayo 2017- TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!

Karsh Kale (dj), Bachelors of Science, Emcee Child, Janaka Selekta, Jimmy Love, 4NR, Beato, Chuck Jones (NVO DJs), DJ Alarm, Flytrap, Illalien, Phleck, Shouts!, Snarkle

Fri, May 12, 2017

9:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

HUSHconcerts presents a benefit for the Janky Barge
The 12th Annual
FREQO de MAYO
featuring an absolute wrecking crew of global bass superstars

LTJ BUKEM
feat T.R.A.C.
KARSH KALE
BACHELORS of SCIENCE feat EMCEE CHILD
JANAKA SELEKTA • DJ JIMMY LOVE
Janky Barge DJs
4NR, BEATO, CHUCK JONES, DJ ALARM,
FLYTRAP, ILLALIEN, PHLECK, SHOUTS!, SNARKLE

LTJ Bukem
LTJ Bukem
When the man behind those wire rimmed glasses and that disarming smile writes his job description just what does he put? The man who took the drum and bass concept from a small venue off London's Charing Cross Road to the nation's superclubs and then onto the international stage?

The geezer whose records launched breakbeat into a brand new galaxy of sound? Or maybe he just writes 'Renaissance man for a digital age'. In truth LTJ Bukem is all of the above. Although he wouldn't like to admit it, LTJ Bukem is the living embodiment of the post-acid house entrepreneurial creative spirit. He is a mild mannered energy flash whose panoramic musical vision has found success in every area he has explored.

From running soundsystems to cutting up breaks at raves, from relocating the heart of breakbeat culture to redefining the spirit of drum and bass, the man known to his friends as Danny Williamson has sat at the forefront of breakbeat evolution, lighting the way with little more than a zest for life and a love of music.

In other words, LTJ Bukem is a man on a mission! Bukem's first introduction to music was, like so many others, through piano lessons as a child. Unlike so many others however, the young pianist turned out to possess a natural talent and he quickly moved through the piano grades. Classical music represented the soundtrack to his home life.

Both parents having a passion for Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky that rubbed off on their son. However it was when the family moved to Watford and Bukem changed music teachers that he developed his first true musical love. Thanks to a progressively minded teacher called Nigel Crouch - with whom he lost touch but, after a long search, has recently found again - he was introduced to the world of jazz fusion, a style which has informed his work ever since.

In the mid eighties, at the age of seventeen, Bukem discovered the joys of clubbing. The teenager regularly checked out the local soul clubs and legendary rare groove all dayers. As a keen record buyer he soon became interested in the idea of putting over his own version of the club soundtrack and before long he got involved with a sound system. Throughout this time he also had a jazz funk band, although this had never presented itself as a serious past-time just fun.

The DJing was his main thing and by 1987 he gained something of a reputation for his sets. However it was 1988 that Bukem first realised that DJing could offer a full-on career. In 1990, LTJ Bukem got his first big break at Raindance. Booked to play between one and two AM in front of 10,000 people, it was the first true test of the fledgling DJ skills. It may have taken all his mates to push him onto the stage but it proved to be a set that he'll never forget. From the first track he ripped it up and LTJ Bukem, the world class DJ was truly born.

Around this time Bukem had also ventured into the studio to record a track which was to become one of the most influential records of the era. Called 'Logical Progression' it surfaced on the newly formed Vinyl Mania imprint. At once anthemic and relaxing it offered the first true blueprint to Bukem's sonic vision. By the time of his follow up to 'Logical Progression' Bukem had set up his own imprint. Run from a small office in Harlesden, London, the label was christened Good Looking and its debut offering came in the shape of 'Demon's Theme'. Finished in mid 1990 and pressed up onto dub-plate, Bukem dropped it into his sets for a full year just to test the reaction before he finally released the track officially in July 91.

'Demon's Theme' caught people's imaginations immediately, its soulful combination of rushing breaks, lush ambience and mellow vibes opening up fresh vistas within the increasingly dark ambience of the rave.
Karsh Kale (dj)
Karsh Kale (dj)
Described by Billboard Magazine as a "visionary composer and producer", Karsh Kale is one of global music's brightest stars. In the past 12 years as a solo recording artist, producer, composer, live performer and DJ, Karsh has set the world of electronic fusion on fire and has helped to create a genre of new music and culture that continues to influence an entire generation. His body of work has been cause for fans and critics alike to claim Kale as a pioneer and a trail blazer, not only opening doors for his own career but for an entire scene to emerge in the world of electronica and fusion music. Karsh Kale has also developed a reputation as a genre bending collaborator and a world renowned tabla player and musician, exploring the worlds of electronica, Indian classical music, rock, jazz fusion and hip hop which has led him to work with some of the most renowned artists from around the globe. Kale continues to reinvent his ever-evolving sound and has established himself as one of the worlds most sought after fusion artists.

Born in West Bromwich England and raised in New York by immigrant parents from India, Kale showed his interest in music first as a drummer and eventually as a tabla player (paired classical percussion instrument from north India). Kale grew up steeped in classical music and film music from India; largely due to his father's own passion for sound. It was Karsh's father who also introduced him to other styles of music as well such as that of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. This became a doorway for Kale to begin his own exploration further into the worlds of rock, jazz and eventually, electronica. Bands like Led Zeppelin, Rush, the Police and Pink Floyd along with early hip hop and pop music became some of his earliest and most profound influences. Being a predominantly self-taught musician, Kale was able to break rules at an early age as he began experimenting with different instruments and styles. His own ingenuity and experimental nature helped Kale in developing his "Electric Tabla". In 2002 Kale was invited to join other pioneering creators of new electronic instruments at theprestigious Lincoln Center where he joined the likes of Robert Moog and Moceanworker to perform the very first all electronic version of Terry Rileys "in C". Though he has no true guru (teacher) or gharana (school of learning) that he belongs to , Kale , through shear talent has found himself working with the very best from the genre's in which influenced his sound, from Pt Ravi Shankar to Sting to Zakir Hussain, Herbie Hancock and Bill Laswell to only name a few.

Karsh Kale began his career in music while a student at NYU (New York University) where he studied music production and performance. He began playing with local bands and was able to showcase his original style as a tabla player and drummer, which led to many recording projects as a session musician. In the mid nineties Kale found himself collaborating and recording with artist such as DJ Spooky, Herbie Hancock, Chaka Khan, Amel Larouix, Bill Laswell and more. His studio savvy and original style keep him in demand to this day as he has recently done sessions for artists such as Lenny Kravitz, Yoko Ono as well as his partners in crime the Midival Punditz. Kale has, as of date, recorded on over 50 releases worldwide as a session musician. Karsh Kale has emerged as a force of nature in the electronica scene not only as a live performer and recording artist but as a DJ as well. He created Kollektiv, a national crew of DJs' producers, musicians and artists showcasing cutting edge underground music through Kollektiv events across the country and the world. Karsh Kale is also known for his remixing skills as he not only reworks music for the dancfloor but rather for the world stage as well. Karsh has created remixes for artists such as Paula Cole, DJ Spooky, The Cure, Sting, Midival Punditz, Yoko Ono, Anne Rani, Janaka Selktah just to name a few and is featured on many compilations worldwide.
Bachelors of Science
Bachelors of Science
As long-time residents of the weird and always unexpected city of San Francisco, Bachelors Of Science are renowned for mixing up and making unique blends of laid back, tripped-out, soul drenched tracks that are designed to be listened to as well as just heard on the floor. Choosing quality over quantity, they are regarded as one of the most consistently innovative and sought-after remixers and producers of the area, working with everyone from dance music legends Groove Armada and Paradox to indie darlings Home Video and Silver Swans.

On stage, the tales of the "full Bachelors Of Science set" are the stuff of legend. Having performed alongside acts as diverse as Pendulum, LTJ Bukem, High Contrast, Kode9, Photek and even Elvis Costello, the guys take a crowd on a journey with everything from BoS originals and bootlegs to custom edits of cutting edge tracks and past future classics … making d&b guys admit they've got a soft spot for 4/4, and house lovin girls admit they miss drum n bass.
Emcee Child
Emcee Child
Emcee Child is well known as the voice behind Bachelors Of Science at their live shows. In addition to being their resident MC, Emcee Child has also been a long time fixture in the grime and dubstep scene, performing vocals alongside everyone from Skream, Plastician and King Tubby to Benga, Bomb Squad and Photek.
Janaka Selekta
Janaka Selekta
Imagine a place where Indian classical folk traditions collide into the fringes of electronic music. Where the laid back space of dub reggae meets the energy of bass rattling dancefloors. This is the contoured landscape San Francisco based DJ and Producer Janaka Selekta evokes. Janaka’s upbringing is almost as diverse as his music, being born in Sri Lanka, raised in the United Kingdom and Kuwait, and now residing in the Bay Area. Janaka has been cutting his teeth in the music industry for quite some time as a co-founder of SF’s popular, but now defunct, Dhamaal Sound System.
Jimmy Love
Jimmy Love
Non Stop Bhangra Founder Jimmy Love is pretty Indian for a white guy. From holding his own at an Indian wedding to creating the largest Bhangra monthly in San Francisco, his pure love and experience playing all styles of music has led him to grow out the musical blend that is the NSB sound.

Jimmy has been rocking out the SF Scene with his unique blend of world and hip-hop mixes for years, recently beginning to bridge the gap between Eastern and Western dance floors all over the world. At the heart of it all is the universal groove of dance floor music, a blending of all cultures, and the DJ.
4NR
4NR
4NR (the alter ego of Matt Haze) is a riddle, wrapped in an enigma, covered in stylish facial hair. One of the most forward- thinking DJs emerging from the San Francisco scene, 4NR is a treasure trove of musical versatility. Rubbing the decks with a marinade of cutting edge beats and old school vibes, 4NR is difficult to classify, but impossible to resist.
Chuck Jones (NVO DJs)
Chuck Jones (NVO DJs)
Chuck Jones is a DJ dedicated to making the world a more fun, funky, ridiculous place through music. He is also a founding member of the San Francisco based live electronica band, NVO.
DJ Alarm
DJ Alarm
Dj Or “Alarm” Tregger has been spinning records for over 20 years, growing up on NYC Radio in the 90′s. Alarm has performed in venues across the Globe (NYC, LA, SF, UK, TLV, DE, PL) including performances on the same stage with De La Soul, Missy Elliot, Shaggy, 50 Cent, Beatnuts, Cut Chemist, Roc Raida (RIP) , Dj Vadim and Mix Master Mike. Provided musical services for Redbull, Vestax, Heineken, Revlon & Motorola. A diverse party rocker, you can find Alarm spinning Hip-Hop & Reggae Classics on a Friday Night, Funk & Disco sets on a Saturday afternoon and making your Grandmother 2-Step on a Sunday. With ultra clean mixing and superior scratching technique, Alarm was the two time “Dj Of The Year ” in Israel and hosted the #1 rated urban radio show “Ha’Connection” in Tel-Aviv for over 7 years.
Flytrap
Flytrap
Growing up in San Francisco Sean was introduced to the live music scene at a young age. With relatives playing in various bands he was exposed to all different genres. His main influence comes from funk, motown, blues, rock and his all time favorite metal. He later fell in love with the rave scene, especially with drum and bass for its high energy sound. But with all of his musical taste he brings that energy to anything he spins. After years of only DJing for friends and mix tapes he played his first set on the playa with the Janky Barge. Flytrap is guaranteed to get the dance floor jumping.
Phleck
Phleck
DJ Phleck has been a fixture in the San Francisco music scene for well over a decade. A Bay Area native and a true master of his craft Phleck brings thoughtful selection, precise technical mixing and an undeniable vibe to every set he plays. Alongside his Janky Barge family, Phleck is also known for being one of the founding DJs and organizers of the now nationally recognized & multi-city event known as Motown on Mondays (M.O.M.).
Shouts!
Shouts!
Shouts! is a project by San Francisco bass music producer Jason C Apple. After many years of producing as Ground Control, Shouts! was created as an outlet for his weirder, more emotive music that nevertheless works a dance floor. Focusing on deep house and garage, more than anything, Shouts! is about trying to figure out how sound becomes a feeling.

Part of the Hot N Heavy Recordings crew, Shouts! first EP, "Do Your Thing" was released on January 23rd, 2013. He has since released his remix of Mako's "Tropicality" on Hot N Heavy, as well as a garage rework of Sirkus Sirkuz and March Against's "The Tempest" on 9G Records. Visit his Soundcloud for numerous free downloads and edits of Jessie Ware, the XX, and more.
Snarkle
Snarkle
Evan was introduced to the electronic music scene through the underground rave scene in downtown Los Angeles and later the SF Bay area music scenes. Heavily influenced by house and techno, he unleashed his signature sound on the Playa with the Janky Barge, and Snarkle was born. Focusing on the synthesis of uplifting melodies and dark, impelling beats, Snarkle promises to drive your feet to the dance floor and your heart to the clouds.
Venue Information:
Public Works
161 Erie Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
http://publicsf.com/