Join us for the final FACE party of 2011... not to be missed... Harvey AND Simonetti!
DJ Harvey is absolutely his own man, he is a near mythical character, who's fans and followers refer to themselves as his cult, or studymasters. Harvey's musical style cannot simply be filed as eclectic or retrospective, he plays whatever he feels, as he feels it, he is an analogue loving DJ that utilizes reel to reel and effects all conjured live. He is respected and in demand the world over to supply the sounds for a vast array of Clubs, Fashion Shows, TV shows, Independent Cinema and Private Events.
His clients not only include some of the worlds greatest clubs and promoters including Pacha, Yellow, LOVE, Santos, Robert Johnson, Berghain, Ministry Of Sound, Fabric, Cielo, Respect in Paris, Deepspace, Adult Section, Mr Saturday Night, Deep L.A, but also such esteemed fashion companies as Calvin Klein, Antonio Berardi, Ted Baker, Burberry, Sarcastic, Levis, Fresh Jive, Rogan, Loomstate, Y3 and Deisel for events and fashion week shows. He has also DJ'd at many Galleries and exhibitions including PS1 in Brooklyn NY Contemporary in Manhattan and thirtyninehotel in Hawaii for which he serves as creative director and musical curator. He has re-mixed and produced a vast array of artists; Jamiroqui, Jamie Lidell's Supercoliider project, The Police, Ian Brown, Brand New Heavies, Tommy Guerrero, Lindstrom and Prins Thomas, Liquid Liquid, The Avalanches, House of House, LCD Soundsystem and The Black Keys as well as releasing tracks on International Feel Mo Wax, Nuphonic, Whatever We Want, Southern Fried and Ministry Of Sound and his own irreverent disco edit label Black Cock. His band project Map Of Africa have released an album to critical acclaim and had their songs featured on HBO TV show 'Hung'. An avid surfer skater Harvey provided the soundtrack to accompany original Dogtown and Z Boys Skater - Tony Alva’s exhibition that took in cities from Tokyo and LA to New York. He is loved as a guest radio host on show's such as Beats In Space, Radio 1's Essential Mix, KCRW's The Drop and was invited to guest lecture at the Red Bull music academy.
2010 saw Harvey tour outside the States for the first time in close to 10 years to rapturous reviews, Japan's music press citing it as the most anticipated and rewarding event of 2010, this year 2011 has been more of the same with Harvey's European performances delighting the media and crowds in attendance. He headlined Japan once again for Golden Week as well as Europe in summer to coincide with his album's release, taking in clubs and festivals such as Giles Peterson's Worldwide, Berghain in Berlin. He was Residant Advisor's X series surprise guest for Sonar in Barcelona which generated one of the longest discussion forums on RA's website in it's history. 2010 into 2011 saw Harvey featured both as a DJ and a Producer for his Locussolus project in many publications 'Best Of 'lists including including Resident Advisor, Beats In Space to name a few.
Harvey is currently gathering material and anecdotes for a coffee table reader book, and is in talks to film and release a short film documenting his return to the UK. His Locusolus album project (on International Feel Recordings) was received incredibly well by fellow DJ's, critics and the public. The album and vinyl single releases include very special remixes from the likes of Andrew Weatherall, Lindstrom and Prins Thomas, Emporor Machine, Soulclap, Beyond The Wizards Sleeve and the most recent by Com Truise and Eric Duncan His occasional parties in Los Angeles Harveys Sarcastic Disco a collaboration with the clothing label of the same name are among the most revered parties in the world with party goers flying in from all over to attend.
FUN FACTS ABOUT MIKE SIMONETTI:
-1987: sneaks out of his house to go to his first hardcore show at CBGB at age 15.
-1988: got a job as a lowly receptionist at club Mars in NYC through a friend in Feb when he was 16.
-1988 worked his way up to "promoter" by mid 1988 going to clubs and handing out flyers
-1989: promoted his first party at Mars called 'FRIDAY NIGHT FEEVER' in March. a disco themed party. the only one in NYC at the time. DJ Duke Of Denmark was the resident.
-1992: started Troubleman Records with money saved from working as a stockboy at a supermarket
-1993: started djing house parties and lofts for fun
-1996: signed GLASS CANDY in 1996
-1997: got first "real gigs" in NYC
-1998: starts the CONTORT YRSELF party in the basement of the Knitting Factory playing post punk, disco, funk and hip hop lasts until 9/11 shuts the club down for almost a year.
-1999: becomes a 'resident' at the infamous HAPPY BIRTHDAY HIDEOUT parties in Brooklyn. his bookings increase throughout the hip parties in NYC.
-2000: becomes a 'resident' at Rubulad which he still holds to this day. known as the best loft party in Brooklyn. his 8 hour sets are legend.
-2000: becomes a resident at Lit in NYC, a legendary party thrown by Justine D. was one of the first djs to try out disco and house downstairs in the club, which was usually rock based.
-2000: becomes a semi regular resident dj at MOTHERFUCKER in NYC. the essential downtown club kid party and recognized as one of the best NYC parties of the era.
-2002: starts the AEROSOL BURNS party in Brooklyn. all night parties become legendary. The Fall plays unnannounced show. capacity of bar is 70 people.
-2003: cops raid AEROSOL BURNS at 11am, everyone gets arrested. party ends.
-2004: Troubleman signs CHROMATICS, releases HEALER 12". it sells out in a week.
-2004: begins djing seriously, traveling all over the world to play records to people in any club they will have him
-2005: GLASS CANDY plays their last show with a drummer, opting for a more electronic , dancey sound.
-2008: Mike and Johnny start an offshoot of Troubleman for dance music in Mike's kitchen while drinking red wine. They call it ITALIANS DO IT BETTER as a joke thinking it wouldnt be a big deal
-2008: After Dark compilation is released, and a mini revolution is born and the bar is raised...
-2010: releases his first songs and does his first remixes, almost 20 years after going to Mars for the first time
-2010: starts new sub label of ITALIANS DO IT BETTER called PERSEO focusing on edits.
-TODAY: djing everywhere, making music, remixing, editing, breaking tracks, playing the super rare disco record and avoiding being trainspotted.