Category Archives: co-op
Mix- Prosumer – Louche Podcast – 21-10-2011
Mix- Prosumer – Prosumer (Ostgut Ton/Playhouse) – Special Wild Mix – October 2009
Some might take the fact that we haven’t done a party since last July as definitive proof (as if it were needed) that CO-OP is run by a couple of sun-fearing ex-pats who couldn’t possibly venture out over the summer months. However, we’d like to offer an alternative explanation for our tardiness – we don’t really like to do things for the sake of it. Its why we’re only up to our ninth showcase event in over two and a half years and also, quite probably, why we’ve been lucky enough to declare a decent number of those sell outs.
As for what’s next and whether it’ll be any good, you should probably decide, we’re a little biased. We’ll deliver a revered international headliner playing an extended set in an intimate venue on an impeccable sound-system, but then you knew that already – how the rest of this thing plays out is really up to you, dear Dancers.So join the CO-Operative after dark once more, as we welcome nothing less than a legendary figure from Berlin’s electronic underbelly to Sydney for the very first time – Panorama Bar resident, Ostgut Ton stalwart and all round lord of the dance Prosumer. For an extended set. In a sub-250 capacity basement. With a Klipsch system. We could also detail how those CO-OP DJ types will be warming things up impeccably for our esteemed guest but then you may note our lying voice and pick holes in the rest of our surely too good to be true claims, which wouldn’t be ideal.
While we’re hoping the aforementioned party fundamentals tick a good number of boxes for the heads, we’d also like to think word of what and how we’ve done before will see us welcoming along others just looking to shake it out in good company with a no-nonsense soundtrack, regardless of whether they can quote the track-length of every Playhouse B-side. Of course, if you can do that on the night, especially after a few drinks, you’ll be rewarded with some sort of shiny badge.
Our man Achim Brandenburg AKA Prosumer has been playing his own blend of House, Techno and far beyond since the late 90s, strongly influenced by the staples of Detroit, Chicago and New York but always open to the left-of-centre and forward-of-thought sounds that add a new level of intrigue and interest to something more traditional. Its this personal touch which has seen Prosumer reach such high regard with punters and peers alike as one of Panorama Bar’s key residents. No doubt he doesn’t give a fuck about polls, but for your reference he came in at #40 on RA’s Top 100 DJs countdown for 2011 and his second home Berghain/Panorama Bar made it to #6 in DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs countdown. He’s got pedigree, is what we’re getting at.
Our venue of choice for CO-OP’s ninth life is one we’ve used before, albeit under a different name – remember Motor City Drum Ensemble at The Vault, anyone? You know, the one where he locked his records in the hotel? Well, that’s where we’re headed, its just that its now known as One22. Its still a cosy basement in the heart of the city with reasonably priced drinks and a noticeable absence of Kings Cross-itis, but has been given a tune-up (system et al) for re-launch and is now attracting the best possible heat from Sydney’s clubbing fraternity with a solid weekly line-up of local and international talent.
As usual, Resident Advisor is your ticket to ride for our latest showcase so off you go. No, not that way, there, that’s it. Buy now or pay (more) later. An email to co_op_club@hotmail for limited discount issues may also pay dividends if dispatched in timely fashion. Then again, it may not, we’re all about the drama…
DEEP HOUSE – Harri (Sub Club, Glasgow) Australian Tour Podcast & CO-OP 2nd birthday warehouse party info feat. Harri
Harri (Subclub , Glasgow) put together this DEEP house podcast for his Australian tour for the CO-OP 2nd birthday warehouse party.
Local Deep House crew CO-OP present a 4-HOUR SET from Harri (SUB CLUB/UNDER THE SHADE – GLASGOW), to celebrate their 2nd birthday.
SAT July 2nd at an Inner City Warehouse Space
The man, the legend, the Scot that is Mr James ‘Harri’ Harrigan will be gracing us with his inimitable presence for another 4-hour set of some of the best House music on the planet.
HARRI (SUB CLUB/UNDER THE SHADE – GLASGOW)
James ‘Harri’ Harrigan is synonymous with Glasgow’s vibrant House scene. His record-breaking (and ongoing) 20 year residency at the Sub Club was the foundation for it’s growth into one of the UK’s premier dance music venues (in the past couple of years it has been voted Resident Advisor’s #10 and DJ Magazine’s #14 in their respective ‘World’s Top Clubs’ polls).
In the early 90s Harri teamed up with Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle of Slam and Soma, and for 4 years they spun their sonic magic at the Sub Club on Saturdays. However, the departure of Slam from the Sub saw Harri join forces with one of Glasgow’s most talented DJs, Domenic Cappello (20/20 Vision/Soma) and together they created Subculture, the club’s flagship Saturday night. 14 years on Subculture with Harri and Domenic at the helm is possibly the longest running weekly House night in the UK (if not anywhere), having hosted the cream of international DJs and artists and with a formidable reputation as one of the best and most credible House parties in the world.
Creating and recording music under aliases including the Daddy’s Favourite, the Papa Washington Trio and H Foundation, as well as under his own name, Harri has showcased his extraordinary mixing and production skills. Daddy’s Favourite’s ‘I Feel Good Things For You’ propelled Harri into the charts and is now a standard on many House compilations. H Foundation’s ‘Liaka’ and the Papa Washington Trio’s ‘Calling All Dancers’ also found considerable favour with DJs and music lovers, while his own Tax Discs label has scored many hype chart hits over the years.
Harri’s 5 year London residency with Kenny Hawkes at Plastic People was regarded as one of the best House nights of the 90s and outside of the UK Harri regularly travels to Europe, the USA, Asia and beyond, where his take on and knowledge of electronic music has gained wide acclaim. In DJ Magazine Harri was voted one of the world’s top 100 DJs for 2 years running and The Face (R.I.P.) and many other leading style and music magazines have lauded Harri’s unique contribution to the UK House scene.
Harri continues be in great demand on the DJing front but is still managing to find time to work on new material with his good friend Graeme Clark (AKA Future Disco ringleader The Revenge) as part of their Harri & The Revenge and Burnt Island Casuals projects. The pair have already released or remixed for labels including Instruments Of Rapture, Jisco, Under The Shade, Home Taping Is Killing Music and Five20East.
- Detroit Techno: DJ Bone – BBC Radio Mix 2011 (sydneyunderground.org)
- Moodymann/Kenny Dixon Jr live at Mad Racket Sydney Festival 2008 playing The Doors – Riders on the Storm (sydneyunderground.org)
- CHICAGO HOUSE MUSIC: Farley Jackmaster Funk and Darryl Pandy- “LOVE CANT TURN AROUND”: A Tribute to Darryl Pandy.. R.I.P (sydneyunderground.org)
- Clubs picks of the week (guardian.co.uk)
- DETROIT TECHNO : DJ Rolando – Jaguar (sydneyunderground.org)