Random Circles present: Ministre X (ClekClekBoom, FR), With NDV, Keen & Draper
10PM, Wednesday, July 11th, Deli – 47 Alenby Street, Tel Aviv
This Wednesday, we are joining forces with the young crew of Random Circles who are throwing a super hot party at the Deli. The guest of honor is Brazilian born, Parisian resident, Ministre X – who is currently the head honcho of DJs collective come label, ClekClekBoom.
Here’s a short bio/introduction for Ministre X:
Ministre X aka Jonathan Chaoul is the co-founder of ClekClekBoom
Recordings, also known as Tchiky Al Dente for his previous brazilian and
house persona. He’s been producing and deejaying for the past sixteen years
all over the world. Since the age of 15, he was influenced by House Music,
Drum’n'Bass, Hip-Hop and especially Baile Funk due to his Brazilian
origins. Thanks to these influences and his background his sets are very
powerful, audacious and fresh. He won’t hesitate to mix different styles
and kinds of music.
This is why for the past years Ministre X has been a resident DJ for the
Favela Chic in Paris and made a long list of international gigs. Ministre X
is one of the true pioneers of the Baile Funk scene in France. He was the
manager of DJ Sandrinho, one of the most famous baile funk producers from
Rio de Janeiro.
He has made several house and brazilian music projects under the name of
Voltair, Ginger Ale and some of those producitons actually appeared on
various compilations: Favela Booty 1, for Gilles Peterson, Seu Jorge
His current projects are with his label ClekClekBoom, an international
digital and vinyl record label and music store where he is an artistic
director and also a producer. His new EP “Subtitle Of Life” featuring Sana
and Romy will be released soon on ClekClekBoom Recordings, and this time he
shows another side of his repertoire using UK bass and r’n'b vibes.
Check out this DJ set by Ministre X, to get a taste of thing to come:
Our own NDV will get things going from 10 PM, while Random Circles’ Keen and Draper are in charge of the late slot.
More details at the Facebook event
On Monday, 17.10, we’ll be doing our first ever full label profile, happening at pop-up radio-bar Teder, taking over from the early evening into deep in the night slot. Coinciding with Teder’s last week of programs for Summer 2011 and the end of the local holiday season, it’s a great opportunity for a full Botanika family gathering like we’ve never done before.
Starting at 8PM (Israel time, +2 GMT), and going on till the last drop (somewhere around 3Am or so), we’ll be showcasing the full Botanika artists roster, one by one, with special radio-friendly DJ sets, focusing on the artists and their productions, alongside interviews, inspirations, chats with designers involved with the label, special discounts on Botanika records and so forth.
Here’s also a recent label profile and interview with us on Tel-Aviv’s ‘Ha-ir’ weekly (Hebrew)
Schedule will probably look like this:
8-9 PM – Markey Funk
9-10 – Michael Cohen
10-11 – NDV (representing the wide NDV-Polar Pair spectrum)
11-12 – Bunny on Acid (his new ‘Bionic Dreams‘ has just been released on 2019 Records)
12-1 AM – Sabbo
1-2 - Kalbata
2-3 – Amir Egozy
For the special occasion we’ll be offering one-time bundles of our vinyl & digital releases to be purchased on the spot.
You can either tune in and listen form afar, or if in the vicinity, join us at the Teder plaza for a beer & vegetables with techini. FB event here.
If you’re quick and reading this on the day of posting, you can also catch Egozy’s last Rasham-Kol radioshow on Teder, airing tonight between 9-11PM Israel time.
Next Monday, 23.5.11, the beloved Swedish band Little Dragon will be performing a show at Tel-Aviv’s Barby venue. The show is part of Shesek’s 10th Anniversary celebrations, and is a step up for us from the previous events in this series, which so far has included DJ sets at the lounge by Tokimonsta and Pangaea. Tickets can be bought at the Barby site, as well as at Shesek and the Michatronix bar.
The show is Little Dragon’s last date of their current European tour, and just a brief second before they hit major summer festivals like Glastonbury and Sonar. I’ve seen them live in London a few years back, and Nadav caught them at the Big Chill, and both times they were magnificent. I truly believe it’s a rare chance for Tel-Aviv to synch in with what the world’s biggest stages are buzzing about.
A quick check revealed to me that Little Dragon are among the artist which have appeared the most times in the Rasham-Kol podcasts since their launch almost 3 years ago (obviously way before we even thought of having them over). A Google check further revealed that our little Botanika site even appears as the last entry on the first results page when searching for “Little Dragon”. Yes, that much love.
For those who don’t know them – here’s a mix I’ve done with some of my favorite songs of theirs, alongside their excellent Gorillaz and Maximum Balloon collaborations (i.m.o stealing the show on both albums), and a sneaky Burial mashup thrown in as a bonus towards the end. Press play.
Tracklist and more info after the jump.
We’re totally hyped towards this coming Friday, 25.2, when Tel-Aviv will be hit by a UK brigade so heavy, our small shore hasn’t seen such since the end of the British mandate. Our smoky friends at TABAC have teamed up with the British Council to celebrate the local launch of the BC’s “The Selector” radioshow on IDC Radio, 106.4 FM (where btw – Nadav teaches radio), and to do that in extraordinary stylee, they’ve pulled up an unmissable line-up of UK selectors - El-B, Rustie & Bok-Bok – each of them alone a prime rib for a fine party. Ourselves, DJ Hectik & Kalbata will be supplying the local support, and it all goes for the really cheap rate of 60 NIS on the pre-sale and 70 at the door, taking place at the Comfort 13. FB event here.
TABAC’s Walter Einstein Frog and myself have prepared a 40-min introduction mix, so I suggested you press play and get on reading. Tracklist appears at the bottom.
For those not familiar with either El-B, Rustie or Bok Bok (and if you’ve been following us you probably are, even if you ain’t aware of it), let’s just say they are all prime players in the UK club scene, which in the past couple of years is flourishing like no other.
The Red Eye Familia crew in Jerusalem have been been holding the fort for a couple of years now. Bringing low frequencies mayhem and dubstep action to the capital, the Red Eye Familia have quite simply done the impossible.
For this excuse of a winter, while celebrating the rising profile of the familia’s very own Bunny on Acid, they have organized a series of 3 parties at the Jerusalem Bass club – two of these parties are done in collaboration with us.
This Friday, December 3rd, the line up features Egozy+Onili, doing their unique live act together, in a rare club performance. They are followed by Kalbata, playing a set which consists mostly of his own productions. The locals, Mofo and of course, Bunny on Acid, are playing too, playing a selection that will be both mad and surprising.
The next party, on January 14th, features NDV, who’s just finished a new remix for Bunny on Acid’s Oxygen, for a forthcoming release on Botanika.
Here’s a small taster for the party:
Check out the Facebook event page,
and meet us in Jerusalem. You have two chances, make sure you don’t miss them both!