Text by Andy Kancachian, Boracay. Graphic compliments Shaman Soundsystem.
BORACAY ISLAND. This January 12th, Dubplate Boracay will feature LA based music producer and DJ Daedelus at Jungle Bar on the Bulabog back beach. Daedelus is an experimental dance music producer that counts 12 major albums to his name and a long list of prestigious performances and collaborations. What makes this DJ unique is his use of a Monome which is a hardware controller that has grids of backlit lights that can trigger and retrigger samples or sample sets of music. This is no ordinary DJ as every set becomes an original composition of new dance music which sends the crowds into hypnotic rhythms of dance.
Daedelus is appearing in Boracay by invitation from Noel De Brackinghe (a.k.a DJ Salamangkero), the Philippines renowned live mix DJ, remixer and music producer who manages Shaman Soundsystem and is the one of the hottest promoters in the Boracay dance scene. “This major event is run in association with B-Side, Manila’s leading alternative music club in Makati City”. Explains Noel.
The night will also include performances by elegantly hippy DJ couple Red-i and Soulflower of B-side, also Pasta Groove, Salamangkero himself, Erwin Edralin and a repeat performance from Rob Smith (RSD) the dubstep giant from the UK.
It is windsports season in Boracay. The north eastern monsoon winds are blowing on the Bulabog back beach of Boracay which is the epicenter of Windsurfing and Kiteboarding in S.E. Asia. “The Dubplate Boracay event at Jungle Bar will attract an energetic Kiteboarding fraternity, hundreds of international guests, visitors from Manila, Cebu and around the Philippine islands, as well as Boracay local residents. They will all converge on the remote sandy beach to dance inside the Jungle Bar that is built of bamboo and natural art making it a choice international dance party destination” says Noel.
This year, Daedelus has been busy performing and touring the world with the who’s who of the electronic beat scene including Nosaj Thing, Gaslamp Killer, Free The Robots, Flying Lotus. He also releases his music on labels such as Brainfeeder (Fly Lo’s imprint), Ninja Tune, Magical Properties, Friends Of Friends, Dublab & All City Records (Split EP with Teebs).
Daedelus will also perform at Dubplate Manila on January 14th, 2011 at B-Side, Makati.
Noel comments “We are very proud to have this very talented musician and unique individual to visit Manila and Boracay in Dubplate style! So make sure you don’t miss out on this very special evening”.
Doors open at Jungle Bar on Wednesday 12th January, 2011 at 9pm, and tickets are P100 per person.
(The event is supported by B-Side, The Lazy Dog Bed and Breakfast, Pahuwayan Suites, BKR Boracay Kite Resort and Kasbah Restaurant and Bar).