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Originally we were going to do this event at a nightclub, but we thought that with the beautiful music that christian plays we should probably get a more intimate venue to showcase him. We know everyone digs this cozy spot in Oakland with it's charm and mellow vibes. Seeing Christian here will be special indeed.
Opening the night is Jason Key. Jason has been an integral part of re-popularizing the idea that Oakland can be a great place to hear top notch electronic music and dance the night away. He recently started his own party, Rotation, which was a great night, packed with amazing DJs and killer music. I haven't seen Jason's record collection in person but i know it is filled with a lot of gems. BMD is proud to have Jason show off some of his sweet sweet wax and get people moving and grooving. After Christian, taking on closing duties, we have the return of Star Kommand. It has been a while since the Kommanders have taken us to space and toured the stars. They are eager to bring the heat and get keep your bodies moving.
We will be celebrating the birth of Mollie Vale as well. She turns a big two five this year! Please make sure to give her a hug or two and wish her well!!!
Christian Loffler (All Day I Dream | Berlin)
Jason Key (Rotation | Oakland)
Star Kommand (Black Magic Disko | SF/SJ)
Hosted by: Carla Tutu
Sound by: OPUS SoundSystem
Being asked to describe his own music, Christian Loeffler states that he tries to combine melancholy with euphoria. “All my music is connected by a gloomy spirit, which is minted by a warm sincerity. I try to merge all kinds of different acoustic colors to obtain this feeling in my music.”
Loeffler started to play music by the age of 14. Living in a secluded region, lacking a musical surrounding, he had to teach himself the essentials of making electronic music. Before long he developed his own deep and moving sound, colored with a melancholic undertone- Music for the soul & for the body. He recalls a variety of music styles he listened to as a child and teenager that were highly influential to his own development as a musician.
Due to the fact that Loeffler is also working as a visual artist, he’s following the same approach when making music that he’s following when painting or taking photos. It is more about telling a story than making everything accessible right from the start.
In the course of the production of EP’s like “Heights”, “Raise” and “Aspen”, Loeffler developed some strategies to use acoustic material and singing in his music. Amongst others he samples different stringed instruments, percussion and atmospheres. He continues working with the recordings on the computer, combining, layering and alternating them.
The extraordinary capacities of this young producer have kept eyes and ears closely following the fresh talent as Loeffler’s deep moving melancholic sound, is absolutely irresistible.