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Soundpieces and Shelter SF are pleased to bring you a very exclusive event featuring the founding father of HALFTIME DNB — UK's AMIT! [Special Guests TBA]

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(Metalheadz · Exit Records UK · Ninja Tune · AMAR · Tempa)
Amit is a UK based live Music Artist, Composer and Producer. He has released two critically acclaimed albums Neverending (2006) and 9 Times (2011) and over thirty slates of vinyl including ‘Killer Driller’, ‘Roots’ and ‘Acid Trip’.

AMIT has been hailed as one of the most distinctive and original voices within the electronic music industry. He is credited with creating a new and innovative sub genre within electronic music, influencing a generation of new music artists. He was the first music artist within Electronica to begin creating music at his signature ‘half-step’ at 174bpm. A whole range of fellow artists quickly followed suit but AMIT is widely acknowledged as having been the pioneer. His work has been placed in the top 5 ‘Best Single’ and ‘Best Producer’ categories on the BBC Radio listener polls.

His music is very much influenced by Dub and in particularly artists such as King Tubby and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. His music is also heavily influenced by Asian and Middle Eastern sounds, as well as Reggae, Dub, Electro, and Techno. AMIT has performed extensively at clubs and festivals across all continents.

In 2007 AMIT worked with legendary bass producer Bill Laswell on a project entitled ‘Inamorata’ that involved musicians across the globe including Iggy Pop, Mike Patton and Toshinori Kondo (released on the Sony Red label). AMIT has also composed music for several award winning film and theatre projects including Rent and Stain (London Film Festival official selection) and The Woods (Mill Valley Film Festival California Official Selection). AMIT has also supported bands such as Sonic Youth (State X Festival in Holland).

In 2009 while a participant in the Powerlab Scheme run by B3 Media in association with Film4 and the National Theatre, AMIT developed Electronic Orchestra, a ground breaking concept which saw AMIT musically ‘translate’ one of his tracks (with the help of Massive Attack’s Neil Davidge) entitled ‘MK Ultra’ from its previous existence as a piece of electronic music into a conventional score which can be played by an orchestra. ‘MK Ultra’ appeared on AMIT’s album ‘9 Times’ and is the first in a series of ‘translations’. ‘Electronic Orchestra’ is indicative of AMIT’s continuing desire to experiment with the boundaries of musical genres.

In April 2012, AMIT released an EP on EXIT Records including the widely acclaimed ‘Stay With Me’, ‘You Look Better Dead’, ‘Manic Minor’ and ‘Kritical’. The project saw AMIT reuniting with Irish/Indian vocalist RANI who previously featured on several tracks on ‘9 Times’. This fruitful collaborative relationship was further cemented by new releases for Metalheadz in October 2012 featuring ‘Killer Driller’ and ‘Colour Blind’ and for the pioneering electronic label Tempa, which featured ‘Acid Trip’ and ‘Don’t Forget Your Roots’ and were released in March 2013.

In the summer of 2013 AMIT inaugurated his very own long anticipated imprint AMAR and July saw the first release with ‘Human Warfare’ and ‘No Mercy’.

In 2013 AMIT remixed Machinedrum’s track ‘GunShotta’, this remix was released in November 2013 on Ninja Tune.

AMAR’s second release was a four track EP entitled The Parallel EP. It received rave reviews and the vinyl copies again sold out within days of the release date. This was followed by the 4 Stories EP, released on AMAR in March 2015, which continued with the imprints trend of featuring a range of tracks different bpms.

The fourth release for AMAR is planned for the second quarter of 2015.

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101 Sixth Street @ Mission St, San Francisco
10PM-2AM . 21+ . $10-20

SF Rated Best Sound System · Swanky & Vibey · Amazing Drinks . Free Champagne for Ladies · $3 Tecates · Free Photo Booth!!

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SOUNDPIECES is a San Francisco based posse that has had it's hands in organizing top notch events, making art, and weaving webs since 2006. We are not genre specific, we are quality specific. Soundpieces is famed for showcasing diverse high-end bass music and rare international acts, many for their very first time in the Bay Area such as Hudson Mohawke, Mount Kimbie, Rustie, Shlohmo, Skream, Caspa, and Joker to name a few. Currently we host the only San Francisco bass music "weekly" using the Void - presumably the best sound system in the city, for over 3 years at Monarch in San Francisco. Join us to discover the newest of musical formulas, hosted in the most ideal and sophisticated atmospheres we can find.


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