Lo-fi house, techno and dance; all things that mash really well together. Along with the big-boy bass vibrations amongst the dancing butterflies, they'll delve deep into the sonic abyss with the sounds with DJ Seinfeld at The Iron Fairies Butterfly Room this Friday 7 December supported by anType, Soothsayer and Mutual Collective. Join them for a night of drinking and FUN, make sure your feet are comfortable and prepped to dance profoundly into the early hours of the morning for your fill of weekend madness at the Butterfly Room.
Armand Jakobsson is the artist known as DJ Seinfeld, Rimbaudian and Birds of Sweden. Under these aliases, you’ll find sweeping emotive cuts, verdant dancefloor workouts and discerning dips into jungle and breaks. Releases have come on respected labels including Meda Fury, Ectotherm, UN.T.O and Lobster Fury: the collaborative label from Lobster Theremin and Meda Fury begun for the explicit purpose of releasing his tracks.
DJ Seinfeld’s beats are ultimately guided by an idea of authenticity, true to the spirit of the early house pioneers and the unabashed rawness the confines of their equipment demanded. A lot’s been made of this lo-fi fuzz, with many clamouring to declare it a scene, but he won’t be put into a box. His path is his own. A microphone picks up the tension and release of a singer: charged with emotion, the machine can’t handle it. The rough edges of his productions emit the same sensibility.
Footage of his gigs or their post-show reaction exemplifies the reception he gets as a DJ. Biographies often claim a DJ regularly ‘sends crowds into rapture’ or ‘lays waste to the floor,’ but in DJ Seinfeld’s case pandemonium is the default. Mixes show his deft control of build-up and feel in the booth, while his mini-series for legendary London station Rinse FM in May ‘DJ Seinfeld presents…’, was a master class in the kind of wonky left-field house he peppers his sets with.
The point of no return though came one evening spent with Ableton and a few beers. The track ‘U’ was uploaded to Soundcloud, and the internet went into overdrive. Sampling Bob Geldoff’s account of his split with his wife, amid soaring chants and keys wrought in heartache, ‘U’ is almost voyeuristic in its honesty. It’s that truth, that realness, that defines what Armand’s music is about.
THE IRON FAIRIES: H-G-06, HIVES, TREC, 438, Jalan Tun Razak, KL: Cover charge includes ONE beer, or a house spirit, or red wine or white wine. Before midnight: RM40 / After midnight: RM50. Call 016-221 3612.