It’s a second visit to KL and to JIRO KL within two months for André Hommen (DE) come 26 January, his last being JIRO 1st anniversary last November. For some eight years now, he has played an important part within the creative and administrative team behind Dennis Ferrer's New York City based Objektivity imprint and has had the opportunity to develop projects by artistes including Ferrer, The Martinez Brothers, Loco Dice, Henrik Schwarz and more.
2017 has also seen the launch of his new venture. Based in his native Germany, These Eyes is a label with a clear mission statement: Underground electronic music accompanied by unique design and an uncompromising ethos. In February 2017, a new label is born. Headquartered in Germany, These Eyes has a clear mission statement: Underground electronic music accompanied by unique design and an uncompromising ethos.
The first release, “These Eyes”, came from Hommen himself. Hommen had decided that it was time to craft something new. Following that, he’s already had Clavis, Marc Romboy with Lauer Remix and Denis Horvat joining the label.
André Hommen was introduced to the music he loves via the radio. Musically his hometown Nettetal in Western Germany doesn't have much to offer at first glance, although more than a few world-famous producers started their career there in the mid 90s. The music at the parties of his young peers wasn’t interesting for André. Seminal radio-shows opened him the doors to a world of music, which was way more thrilling and intriguing to him. On one of these days he made his decision: House music with its warmth and its groove is the sound which shall become his musical home.
André Hommen started mixing by himself; at first in his bedroom but soon at some underground parties in his home-region. André Hommen's life script has always had house music at its centre.
In collaboration with the producer Gorge of the 8bit label, André Hommen's first release for Objektivity was created - his acclaimed debut title "Marashi" from 2009 was one of the most played tracks of that year, followed by his second Objektivity release in 2011 - 'No Difference', a collaboration with Dennis Ferrer.
After a lot touring from 2011 to 2014, André finally found the time to go back in the studio. Following his well received remix of Ane Brun’s 'To Let Myself Go' on Objektivity, it was finally time for his very own, first ever solo EP called "The Bottom Line" mid 2014. This groovy number consists of three tracks that are style-wise all very different, showing off Hommen's wide range as producer.
The 2015 follow up EP on Objektivity, ‘Battery Park’ picked up where ‚The Bottom Line’ left off. Resident Advisor has charted ‘Battery Park’ at #8 in RA Top 100 Tracks of 2015. ‘Introspectral’, his third solo-EP release, show-cases a producer who has fine-tuned his talents over a long period of time both reflected intensely and explored a broad spectrum of sounds.
With a steady stream of releases and tour dates that followed, it’s safe to say he won’t be seeing much of his home town. If you see André perform in a club somewhere around the world, fear not for he is not homesick. André Hommen has found his home.
Line Up 26 January 2018 JIRO KL: Andre Hommen (DE), Alan Tand (IDN), Terence C (MY)
JIRO KL : 61-1, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, KL
Admission (with one drink): RM35. Free entry before midnight. Call 017-663 3770