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      October 12, 2012

      Friday   9:30 PM

      161 Erie Street
      San Francisco, California 94103

      Shit Robot (DJ set- DFA), Jacques Renault (DFA/Lets Play House- NYC)

      Supporting Acts: Eug (Public Release / Face)

      Shit Robot (DFA)

      Marcus Lambkin began DJing in 1992 after moving to NYC from Dublin. There he got together with some friends to play dance music on a Sunday night at the now famous rock venue, Brownies. After learning the ropes at Brownies, Marcus made a mix tape and handed it out to three venues in the hopes of getting some work. He got three gigs, which went on to become two residencies. One of which was the now legendary Save The Robots, where Marcus was resident for 2 years. During this time Marcus met fellow Irishman Dominique Keegan and formed Plant Records, Plant Saturdays and Plant Bar. The latter went on be called the “coolest and loudest bar in New York City” by face magazine (10/02). It was at Plant Bar that Marcus and DFA’s James Murphy started the Shit Robot party, named after James’ crap robot drawing… In 2004, Marcus left Plant to work independently and moved to Stuttgart with his wife. In April 2006 ‘the wrong galaxy’ and ‘triumph!!’ 12” was released on DFA records and since then Marcus has been DJing around the world including his new favorites Japan and Brazil. Career Working as a DJ in New York in 2000 he befriended James Murphy later of LCD Soundsystem and started a DJ partnership with him.[2] Lambkin moved to rural Germany in 2004 and started producing his own music, with a number of releases on DFA Records from 2006.[2] He released his debut album From the Cradle to the Rave in September 2010 to positive reviews from[3] and NME[4] The album features contributions from Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip and James Murphy amongst others.[2] Lambkin remains somewhat of an analog loyalist, sticking mainly to vinyl when playing out. This attitude is reflected in the sound of the album, a dark and beautiful record that harks back to the early days of dance music. “I’m still influenced by the early days of acid house, that mixed with my punk upbringing, Killing Joke and things like that”, he says. “Early acid house, early techno, that does it for me. There’s a vibe to them which is really fresh that I’m always trying to capture but still still make it relevant to today so it doesn’t become pastiche.” With its combination of vintage influences in its composition and the ridiculously cool heads of DFA at the mixing desk, the album does truly bring together the best of both worlds, at once classic and modern. With constant DJing all over the world taking up his weekends and the small matter of making an album filling the weekdays, Lambkin is a busy man. Working from his home in Stuttgart, his touring takes him pretty much everywhere. “Back to Japan next month, hoping to go to Australia in January”. So any favourites? “Japan would probably be my favourite, Brazil too. I’m developing a real love affair for France. Italy’s great because it’s the food, the weather, the people are great too.” And how about the hometown? “I love coming back here believe it or not, it’s always good to get home anyway. There’s always great fun, lots of laughing and it’s always in a great spirit. It’s always good to see Mom too!”

      Jacques Renault (DFA/Lets Play House- NYC)

      Jacques Renault was a post-punk Washington, D.C. native who moved to Chicago in 1997 to continue his studies of viola, but in turn got an education in dance music. Tapping into the well-established Drum 'n' Bass scene, he held a residency at Smart Bar and became a buyer at the legendary Gramaphone Records. This broad, raw exposure to House lead him straight back to the classics of Disco and to its heart, New York City, where he landed in 2002. As a DJ, Jacques has held residencies at New York's famed venues Happy Endings, APT, Tribeca Grand and 205 Club, and has been a guest around the globe in venues like Tokyo's Womb, Rio's D-edge and London's Fabric and Plastic People. With his remixes, edits, original tracks and collaborative project Runaway, he has released music on internationally acclaimed New York labels DFA, Chinatown, RVNG INTL, Italians Do It Better, Editions Disco, and Wurst, as well as Tokyo's Mule Musiq, Parisian imprint I'm A Cliché, and London/Berlin's Rekids. Along with his Runaway partner Marcos Cabral, Jacques has launched the new label On The Prowl, and 2010 will see the debut of Runaway's live set around the globe. Jacques is also producing other artists, and co-produced (with Richard X and Chris Zane) the forthcoming debut album of The Hundred In The Hands for Warp Records. Jacques' recent remixes include dancefloor favorites for Chairlift, the Phenomenal Handclap Band, Canyons, and John Talabot.

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