Samstag, 12. November 2011 um 23:00 Uhr
Heldenplatz 1, Wien, 1010, Austria
CLUB NEW AMSTERDAM
DIE HOLLÄNDER KOMME!!
SATURDAY 12TH OF NOVEMBER
€ 10,-- before midnight
€ 15,-- after
or get in for € 10;-- all night by this r.s.v.p.!!
THE FIRST LADY OBT
Dutch duo Mason make the kind of records that often defy being pigeon-holed and given a label. Their productions have been destroying dance floors to tearing it up the World’s charts since 2006, laying the foundations for more forward thinking music. It’s not about making records for a particular set of Djs or trendy scene but just good honest music!
Mason have recently been honing a new and fully intergrated sound, light and visual live act. The boys have begun touring the globe in the last few months, performing from behind their specially designed “Baboon Booth” using a mixture of bespoke new technology and real instruments (kazoo, violin, clarinet!) to create a hugely dynamic and uniquely different show. This show will now be brought to vienna, by club new amsterdam on november 12th, at volksgarten säulenhalle.
Everyone remembers the dance floor hymne and Worldwide hit, ‘Exceeder’ . After this successful releases followed, numerous releases and remixes for labels like Great Stuff, Skint, CR2, Mute and Pickadoll . Mason continue to garner respect from above as well as under ground. The boys have recently lent his sound to remix on numerous artists including Moby, Gabriella Cilmi, Hadouken, Rex The Dog, Evil Nine, Robyn, Zoo Brazil, Disco Of Doom and Jesse Rose.
Mason’s critically acclaimed debut album, ‘They Are Among Us’ was released this Spring and features some interesting styles and flavours as well as guests such as legendary NYC rappers (Run) DMC and Kurtis Blow and hip hop UK hero ‘Sway’. Also renowned singer-songwriter Matt Hales ( AKA Aqualung) , Wonky pop pin-up Sam Sparro and former Moloko chanteuse Roisin Murphy add their magic to this eclectic line-up. ‘They Are Among Us’ was Mixmag’s Album Of The Month and has been described as “One of the freshest electronic albums to drop this year” by numerous blogs.
Using Iason’s classical violin training coupled with a love of diverse music and a hi-tech apprenticeship in a ring tone sweatshop, together with his studio and live partner Coen, a man fixated with ancient synths and playing in rock bands and a mean vocalist to boot, the Mason boys are now forging their own unique path. This duo has the musical arsenal required to make everything from filthy late night dance club bombs to daytime radio anthems.
These Dutchmen are unpredictable in both what is played in the club and what is created in the studio.
The Mason sound takes a great understanding of melody and fuses it with technological know-how sheer musicianship and dance floor savvy. It is dance music for the thinking man, but not so clever to be alienating and dull.
Mason don't like to take things too seriously mind. Anyone listening to the de-mix of Exceeder being replayed by a brass band will recognize a sense of humour in the music. Track titles such as Who Killed Trance and Let’s Get Ferretic are also refreshingly tongue-in-cheek and every track on his Animal Language label carries a ‘Refurb’, a re-interpretation in a totally different musical style, be it speed metal, Mariachi or Balkan!
In an area of the music industry where many fear to try something new or stick their necks out and make brave musical statements this duo currently leading the charge. What’s more, they are doing it all while having a laugh and on their own terms; up to their necks in old synths in the comforting busom of their Amsterdam studio.
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