Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Freak n Chic pairs up with Culprit for WMC showcase

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Dan Ghenacia’s Parisian label Freak n Chic will join forces with Droog’s Los Angeles label Culprit for an open-air WMC Miami showcase at Grass on the evening of Weds March 24, 2010.


The two labels are no strangers having paired up on many previous occasions including The Rex in Paris, The Standard Rooftop in Los Angeles and at WMC in 2008.


On the bill at the WMC showcase for Freak n Chic will be label head Dan Ghenacia, Shonky and Dyed Soundorom, three mainstays of the French label's roster of talented artists.  It will be Shonky’s only nocturnal gig at WMC.  All three artists had banner years in 2009 with successful releases on FnC and other labels, as well frequent gigs at the best clubs around the world. A tight-knit clan of like-minded artists, Freak n' Chic have taken their patented showcases to Panorama Bar, Fabric, Rex and many others of the world’s most recognized clubs.


For Culprit, label founders Droog step up alongside Hot Natured. The party will mark the debut live performance from the much-buzzed about Hot Natured, the exciting duo of Jamie Jones and Lee Foss. The Culprit crew has had a memorable first year with five releases from its LA-based artists and assorted friends, which included Jamie Jones, Matt Tolfrey, Lee Foss, Ken Gibson aka [a]pendics.shuffle, Inxec and Ryan Crosson. Culprit’s fourth release ‘Even in Hollywood’ from Matt Tolfrey and Inxec chopped the Beatport deep house chart, the label’s third release ‘The Edge’ from Lee Foss was a MixMag single of the month. The summer long Culprit Sessions at the Standard Hotel in Los Angeles have become a staple in the city's newly vibrant dance music scene.



Culprit’s fifth release ‘Something In The Way’ from Kenneth James Gibson will be released March 2, 2010 and features remixes from Ryan Crosson and Droog. Forthcoming Culprit releases include an LP from Kenneth James Gibson, a brand new Hot Natured EP and a very exciting new project called SECT.


Grass is located in Downtown Miami at 28 Northeast 40th Street. After hosting the Freak n Chic showcase on Wednesday the venue will enjoy parties with Resolute on Thursday and Spectral on Friday.

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