10/14

4x4x4x4 presents James What

James What

James What has long been making his mark on electronic music. His is a two pronged attack, the first being solo as both producer and DJ. He has played everywhere from Panorama bar to Fabric to across both Americas, Europe and Asia, has previously hooked up with Crosstown boss Damian Lazarus as Zod and released on his other label, Rebellion.

So too has his original solo work, which is a knowing concoction of gruff techno, slick minimal and classicist house aesthetics, come on labels such as Crosstown Rebels, Poker Flat and Murmur, with remixes being commissioned by Rue de Plaisance, CityFox and My Favourite Robot.

Of course, James is also one half of Berkson & What, the analogue loving house and techno partnership that has won worldwide acclaim for their live shows and productions on labels like Poker Flat, Dogmatik and Play It Say It. That project has just given birth its first album, and has also given rise to their new label Modelmaker, meaning this venerable talent is about to leave yet another indelible mark on the scene that he has so intrinsically been linked with ever since making his debut.

Modelmaker

Modelmaker is a new London label from the collective minds of Dan Berkson and James What. The esteemed house duo has long been garnishing a range of international imprints with their inventive analogue house and techno sounds, but now they are focussing on their own outlet. Initially launching with a duo of self penned EPs, release number three will be the pair’s long-time- in-the-making debut album, and after that a considered selection of other talents will join the ranks as the label pushes on. Always primarily focussed on machine made, texturally rich house and techno, each release will come with unique artwork based on works from What’s great grandfather, Conrad Felixmüller, who was a well known German expressionist.

Address: No1 South Wulumuqi Lu near Hengshan Lu
Entrance: 100RMB includes 1 drink – scan QR code at the door 80RMB
Table booking: bookings@arkhamshanghai.com
Line up:
James What/Deep 19/Max Shen/Yoshinaga

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