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Layabozi Presents: M Jazz featuring Marcus Aurelius and the Theo Croker Band

l_75b42709cd30291df60f9c6ceda813f21(Ed. Note: It’s already a big music weekend, but this is hip. On Saturday, October 17th, Layabozi is putting on its first show, bringing electronic and jazz together in a blender called Anar. Lasie Cane introduces our musicians for the night in her debut post for Layabozi.)

It’s always pleasing to find people who know house music; those that understand house just is not a four by four beat but a way of life. After relocating from the birthplace of house music, Chicago, in 2005, I found that same spirit lived an hour north in Milwaukee, WI. Many of my old friends have been DJs or house music aficionados for years in Milwaukee and Chicago and are still throwing down the way they had been in the late 90s. There were also many new faces trying to be the next big thing to come out of Milwaukee. Take a look at Shanghai: How many DJs come and go, trying to be the most sought after? It doesn’t change, no matter the city or part of the world.

Although he is the self-proclaimed “great god of the internet”, Marcus Aurelius was one new cat playing around Milwaukee who wasn’t in-your-face with self promotion all over myspace, facebook and on music forums. The first time I saw Marcus Aurelius (AKA Vinyl Gruve) was at a club in Milwaukee for a Beatdown Party with his partner of Soul Fuel Recordings, John Hawley. I was glad to see a young talent who knew what the fuck was up when it came to house music. Not bad for a skinny, 1.8 meters tall, white boy from Milwaukee, WI. I continued to catch more of his sets around town and he never kept me off the dance floor. He can be jazzy, funky, disco, dubby, deep, or techno-ish. His mixes bring grooves that take me from chaos, bringing serenity and a certain coolness.

In time, I became friends with this young, humble talent and was very proud of his accomplishments. His DJ setup was featured in BPM magazine, his tracks were selected on Traxsource.com‘s Weekly Essentials Podcast and he has also been featured on Auckland, New Zealand’s radio station George FM, as a “Track of the Week”. He has played gigs across the country and DJd at the number one club in America, “Smart Bar”, in Chicago. Now he has finally released his first EP, SFRD009 – Marcus Aurelius – The Untitled EP that has been getting fair rotation by Mark Farina, DJ Heather, Fred Everything, Ken Christensen, Inland Knights, and yours truly.

It brings me great pleasure to bring my friend and his vast musical talent to this amazing city Shanghai to share a part of house music that you may have not heard before. Be sure to check him out on Sat., Oct. 17th at Anar for Mushroom Jazz. He will be DJing a mushroom jazz set from 10pm to 1am while from the Theo Crocker Band plays live jazz music. There will also be an after set of deep house with Marcus Aurelius, DJ Dave K from udancecn.com, Acid Pony Club and yours truly, Lasie Cane.

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懂浩室音乐的人一直令人愉快,他们知道浩室音乐不仅仅是44节拍而是一种生活方式。我从浩室的发祥地的芝加哥搬迁以后,就发现在自芝加哥只离一个小时的威斯康星州沃基也有一样的气氛。 我的好多朋友是唱片骑师或浩室音乐爱好者,他们还继续走90年代底的那条路。还有好多新人期望成为沃基的下一件大事。就像因想出名而来上海的许多唱片骑师。无论是在哪里,世界上都一样。

虽然他认为自己是‘网络神’,但他是一个没有在My SpaceFacebook和音乐论坛上宣传自己的沃基新人。 我第一次见Marcus Aurelius(又名:Vinyl Gruve)和他的Soul Free Recording的朋友的John Harwey是在沃基的一家俱乐部的Beatdown晚会。我很开心地认识这个知道浩室音乐到底是什么的年青人才。这个沃基18米的皮包骨头的孩子真不错。那次以后我继续去听他的演出,每次我不得不一直跳舞。他的音乐会变成爵士,放克,迪斯科,DubDeep或高科技的。他的节奏让你从混乱脱出来,并且让你安静、冷静下来。后来我跟这个年轻、谦虚的人才叫朋友,他的成就一直让我十分得意。他的唱片骑师演出被BPM Magazine宣布,他的乐曲既被Treasuresource.comWeekly Essentials Podcast选择了,又被新西兰奥克兰的George FM广播站选择作为‘Track of the Week’,他在美国的好多地方演出过,并且在美国芝加哥的头号俱乐部的‘Smart Bar’当过唱片骑师。他终于发行SFR009 Marcus Aurelius The untitled EP了。Mark FarinaDJ HeatherFred EverythingKen ChristensenInland Knightsyours truly经常放这唱片。

我很高兴地让这个朋友和他的巨大的音乐天才来上海这个了不起的城市,为了跟大家享受你们也许没听过的浩室音乐的个部分。1017日(周六)你们一定要来听他为了Mushroom Jazz演出。他从晚上十点到一点将演出一套Mushroom Jazz音乐,然后Theo Crocker音乐队将演出爵士音乐。后来跟Marcus Aureliusudancecn.comDJ Dave KAcid Ponyyours trulyLasie Cane还有一套深刻浩室。

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