DJ Shadow, Lisa Shaw to help night owls stay awakeNocturnal activities ― from past midnight til dawn ― this weekend start tomorrow night at Club M2 with Lisa Shaw and JT Donaldson. Known for his deep, soulful house music born out of formerly Dallas-based Fairpark Records, JT Donaldson has collaborated with big-name artists including Cpen, Sandy Rivera, Lance DeSardi and Chez Damier. High demand for his music around the world led him to DJ and produce on his own label, now based in Chicago.
The sexy stylish vocal on Lovetronic’s “You Are Love” on the Naked Music label set off Lisa Shaw’s musical career, followed by her first solo single, “Always,” on the same label. The Canadian-born, New York City-based vocalist has collaborated with such producers as Jay Denes, Eric Stamile, Scott Hardkiss and Swingsett. For the past three years, Lisa Shaw has performed live around the world.
A ticket costs 15,000 won ($12) before 10 p.m. and 20,000 won after 10 p.m. For more information, visit the Web site, www.clubm2.co.kr.
The “Orbit: 06, Vol. 4: DJ Shadow Live” party organized by Riskei brings the world-renowned DJ Shadow to the newly opened Seoul Ax Hall in eastern Seoul next Tuesday. The concert hall, which opened in June, is equipped with 1,090 seats on two floors and can cater to a standing audience of up to 2,000 people.
Covering styles from funk, rock and hip-hop, to jazz, soul and ambient music, DJ Shadow, aka Josh Davis, is credited with an experimental sound based on the hip-hop style associated with the London-based Mo’Wax Label. The versatile musician, who grew up in the suburbs of San Francisco, worked his way through hip-hop’s early stage in the mid- to late ’80s until he started his own Solesides label. His tracks from the early ’90s spread fast in the hip-hop underground until Mo’Wax noticed him. DJ Shadow’s first full-length album, “Endtroducing” from 1996, was critically acclaimed in the United Kingdom and America. His groovy medley of musical mix-up matured with worldwide hits, such as “Six Days” (2002), “In Tune And On Time Live” (2004), and “3 Freaks” (2005).
Special guests are Dynamic Duo, P-Type and Koonta & Nuoliunce; guest DJs include Conan and Smood. The door opens at 8:30 p.m.; a standing ticket is 30,000 won; a ticket to the upper level with open bar is 60,000 won. The Seoul Ax Hall is located near Gwangnaru subway station, line No. 5, exit 2. For tickets, visit http://interpark.co.kr. For more information, visit the Web site, www.riskei.co.kr.
by Ines Cho