Prepare for Blast Off!
...this Independence Day Weekend NCM is planning an easy-breezy Park City music escape beginning Saturday, July 4th with a luxe house music event feat. DJ's Jesse Walker and Damien Ardenne at O.P. Rockwell, a dynamite speakeasy/concert hall with one of the better sound systems in the state. Stay the night and join us the following Sunday for Thievery Corporation's show at Park City Live. Tell your people, find accommodations and don't miss this explosive weekend of FUN.
Saturday, July 5th
Thievery Corporation @ Park City Live
Doors at 8PM, Pre Sale Tix $79.50 GA
Address: 427 Main Street, Park City, Utah 84060
Next time you're in Las Vegas, and you need to escape Las Vegas... schedule a viewing of light installation Akhob ('ancient Egyptian for 'pure water') by artist James Turrell above the Louis Vuitton store at City Center. Akhob is staged in two colorfully lit chambers to prepare visitors for the sensing space, where they perceive a light-filled void of indeterminate dimension. Access is limited to four guests at time, to allow them to absorb the sensory experience, and visits last about 20 to 25 minutes. [–Robb Report].
Read an in-depth account of the experience at Motherboard.
SLC based international dance-art-design company NOW-ID is gearing up for some big projects this summer. First of which is our July 17 & 18 performance NOWHERE at Libby Gardner Hall at the University of Utah.
NOWHERE is an exploration of place. The evening will be composed as a collage of dance, installation, film, and original music composition featuring four dancers, an organ player, and Denmark based musician/composer Jesper Egelund performing on double bass. Local artists as well as artists from around the world will create a space of ritual as they examine the intersection of place and body. Save the dates and visit now-id.com for information and to purchase tickets.
SPACE AS COLLABORATOR, a five-day summer intensive workshop from August 17-21st, also at the University of Utah pairing 10 choreographers, 10 architects/designers and 20 dancers together in interdisciplinary teams who will each day solve a unique design/movement problem and then stage their solutions. This intensive creative experience is directed at curious, innovative professionals and advanced students in the fields of dance and architecture or design. For information or to register visit now-id.com/intensive.
In early fall, we're excited to bring you OVER/UNDERGROUND, the NOW-ID annual gala. Prepare for a new kind of party. NOW-ID is growing, evolving... and we're inviting anyone who's ready for this next-level to attend.
Art Meets Fashion 2015 takes place on May 16th featuring a full collection/runway showcase from AMF runway program recipient Davis Hong, a preview of fine artist Mark Seely exhibition for Fall 2015 and collection by Nigerian designer Kinabuti. Also floral installations, special performances and tasting stations from five local restaurants.
From the AMF Facebook: "This year Art Meets Fashion Runway is about being part of a global landscape, culturally responsible business practices and ethical sourcing. We are proud to be presenting the US premiere of Nigerian collection Kinabuti. All garments are made by the women in the villages and Kinabuti has opened a tailoring school, water front cleanup projects and empowering seminars. We will be selling some garments that will help support their on going efforts as well as presenting a full collection on the runway."
Get your tickets in advance > Seats are limited. Tickets are $45 and include admission, a selection of food and beverages. All proceeds will benefit the new Entrepreneurial Artist Mentor program.
The master of my first 'serious' mix CD, "Jetset Discotheque" from circa Y2K recently surfaced in a box of audio relics where it had been hiding for years. Despite the perfectionism that every DJ struggles with, I was really proud of this mix when I put it out. I even enlisted my friend Ryan Raddon (on his way to breaking out as KASKADE) to master it at his home studio during his time here in Salt Lake City. Hearing it now, "Jetset" was a blueprint for how I've been DJing ever since. Deep intros, soulful garage vocals, funky underground dubs, disco influences, acid traxx and warehouse anthems... all fill my DJ sets still today.
This disc was missing for so long that it became the touchstone inspiration for my revival 'Jetset' tour a few years ago. I had assumed it was lost forever. So, I'm excited to finally be able to archive and share this time capsule from one of the happiest times ...and places... in my life. So much appreciation for the people who were there, and have continued to support my dream through the years.
1. Critical Point Feat. Vikter Duplaix, "Messages" (Mess-Apella) [MAW Records]
2. Next Evidence "Sands of Time" [Versatile]
3. Julius Papp Feat. Roger Glenn "Imaginary Voyage" (Jay-J's Bumpin Dub) [Paper Recordings]
4. Ministers De-La-Funk "Believe" (Spen & Karizma Main Mix) [Defected]
5. Craig Smith "Da Groove" (The Soul Renegades After Dark Mix) [In Demand]
6. Paul Jays "Highly Superstitious" (Dino & Terry Remix 2) [Kaos]
7. Fritz Valley Project "From Year To Love" (Version One) [Transfusion]
8. DJD Pres. The Hydraulic Dogs "Shake It For Me" [Defender]
9. Lenny Fontana & DJ Shorty "Chocolate Sensation" [FFRR]
10. Bob Sinclar "I Feel For You" (Original + Beatappella Mixx) [Yellow]
11.Frankie O Feat. Bobby Hardy "20000 Leagues" [White]
12. Da Cuban Heelz "Keep It Steady" (Miguel Migs Transporters Mix) [Defender]
13. Blue Six "Music And Wine" (Th'Attaboy Vocal) [Naked Music]
14. Jask "Freedom" [i Records]
15. Fire Island "There But For The Grace Of God" (Joey Negro Mix) [Junior London]
Even the pissing wet sky couldn't stop the good people of Salt Lake from enjoying another SLC Funk night at the Freeky Tiki Lounge last Saturday. Many, many thanks to all of you for daring to come out to this insanely fun little party we've created together. I've uploaded my (imperfect at best) live mix for headphone dance parties worldwide. Markus V. and I had a great time playing for you. It's these small room parties that I personally live for. I hope you can hear it in the music. —XO/JW
Adam Bateman, Executive Director/Curator at CUAC is leaving today for his summer project of WALKING the MORMON TRAIL... 1100 MILES from Nauvoo, Illinois back to Salt Lake City, Utah in modern times. Follow his progress at Facebook.com/adam.bateman.50 where he posted the following artist statement:
For my project I intend to walk from a spot just outside Omaha, Nebraska, historically known by my Mormon ancestors as Winter Quarters, to my current home (and ancestral home) of Salt Lake City, retracing the footsteps of my great ancestor Thomas Bateman who did this four times starting at my same age in 1850. This is a walk of over 1100 miles. I begin on April 28.
My art has been an exploration of the aesthetics of the West. I have looked at how we create architectures (physical and cultural) that affect the aesthetic and rhetorical function of the landscape. This has been explored through looks at regional landscape painting, irrigation, and institutional tourism. I have spoken many times about how recreational landscape tourism is a ritualization of westward expansion and manifest destiny. I think the most systematic example of manifest destiny is that of the Mormon settlement of the west. The following is a description of a project I'm looking for help to fund.
Keeping Things Whole
In a field
I am the absence
always the case.
Wherever I am
I am what is missing.
When I walk
I part the air
the air moves in
to fill the spaces
where my body's been.
We all have reasons
to keep things whole.
Travel through space can be an end in itself. The act of walking as art is as much the action of the art-making as it is the product. In a literal sense, the act of walking parts the air and makes a negative-sculpture of the space my body occupies over time. There is a huge precedent for walking as an end. In art there are many examples, most notably Richard Long. Most wilderness/landscape-focused tourism involves travel as an end as do contemporary religious pilgrimages of all types.
My action is an investigation of the rhetorical and sculptural qualities of tourist and recreational travel in the west. It is an exploration of how a sense of place, and more specifically, travel though space is fundamental to experiencing the American West.
In addition to the robust history (and industry) of recreational travel in the west (think motorcycle tourism/ATVs/hunting/national parks/wilderness backpacking/roadtripping), there is a strong literary tradition that ties landscape travel to American Identity. This tradition ranges from books like Blood Meridian andThe Road by Cormack McCarthy to Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck and On The Road by Kerouac, Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner and Desert Solitaire by Edward Abby and the list could go on and on. It also includes immigration narratives by lots of people from the Navajo to John Winthrop to Brigham Young to the current wave of Latino immigration.
It is central to my thesis that a reason our literature and recreation so often center around travel in the landscape is because of a ritualization of a romantic relationship we have to founding/pioneering-related travel of the past. When we visit national parks we are ritualizing manifest destiny.
I also have a personal relationship to that historical travel. I have over 60 ancestors who walked the Mormon Trail from Winter Quarters, NE to Salt Lake City, UT. That trail overlaps significantly with the Oregon Trail of video game lore, the Lewis and Clark blazed trail, and the trail used to populate California during the Gold Rush. Among those ancestors is James Morgan Bateman, my namesake and first in a line of six James Batemans of which I am the last (James Adam Bateman). James Morgan was born outside of Nauvoo and lived in Winter Quarters for a couple years then crossed the plains as a child with his father Thomas and mother Mary Street Bateman.
An effect of our ritualization of landscape travel is a romanticization of past landscape travel and mythologies are built up from the nostalgia surrounding those heroic feats. Part of my intention with this action is to de-mythologize previous travels—to reduce them to actions instead of mythologies.
Having no musical boundaries gives CHASEONE2 all the freedom in the world.
1. “Hold Me” Beerlover 2. “Hold it now, Hit it (Acapella)” The Beastie Boys 3. “ILYAF” Anna Of The North 4. “Only Years” Edwick John 5. “On My Mind (Acapella)” Soul IV Real 6. “Funbox Party” Copycat 7. “Can't There Be Love (Pilooski Remix)” Dee Edwards 8. “Gangsta (Cut Chemist Remix)” Tune-Yards 9. “Buggin’ (Pickster’s Trick Rubin Remix)” Justin Martin 10. “MTI (TWRK Remix)” Koreless 11. “Estrelar” Marcos Valle 12. “Laid In Full (Rakim Suite) (Qdup & Sons of Satin Re-Twerk)” Eric B & Rakim 13. “Noir” S Strong & Boogie Belgique 14. “Rich Kind Of Poverty (TREW Edit)” Sam & 15. “Soul Clap (Altered Tapes Rework)” Showbiz & AG 16. “People Everyday (Altered Tapes Rework) Arrested Development 17. “Love & Happy” Copycat 18. “The Mother We Share (Moonboots Remix)” Chvrches 19. “Burn (Leo Kalyan Remix)” Ellie Goulding 20. “Groovin’ (Nobley Nobe Edit)” The Young Rascals 21. “My Lady/The Crusaders” Daigo 22. “Raise It Up (Doc Adam Remix)” Slum Village 23. “The Rain” Oran ‘Juice’ Jones 24. “Stoop Rap (Doc Adam & Nick Bike Break)” Double Trouble 25. “Today (Bladerunners Edit)” Tom Scott & The California Dreamers 26. “ Enjoy The Ride” The Social Lovers
Where are you from, have you always lived in Utah?
I was born in Tampa Bay, Florida, then moved to Sacramento, California, then moved to Phoenix, Arizona. I moved to Salt Lake in 2000 and have moved around a bit (New York, California, New Zealand), but I always find my way back to Utah.
How and when did you become interested in music, was there a specific event or time in your life that made you want to start DJing?
I think my Dad had a lot to do with that. He introduced me to jazz and soul music at an early age. He had a killer 8-track collection we would always listen to in the car. So when I was 16 I basically stole his entire record collection and that's when I started buying records also. My friend had just bought turntables and a mixer so that's what we did everyday. When I was 17 I had finally saved up enough money to buy my own turntables and mixer, and a few months after that I bought my first sampler, an Akai S-20. Around this time is when I was introduced to Z-Trip and Radar, Pickster, Tricky-T, Dj Entrification, and Dj Element( who was a fellow high school classmate). I always loved hip hop, but I was mainly fascinated on what was going on behind the scenes, the producer, the dj, the records they were sampling to make these songs.
Which bands or artists inspired you when you were younger?
Stevie Wonder, War, Dj Shadow, Cut Chemist, Mark Farina, Jurassic 5, Freestyle Fellowship, Fugazi, KRS One, Richard "Groove" Holmes, The Beastie Boys, Dj Premier, Z-Trip are a few that come to mind.
How did you come up with your DJ name?
This is kind of a funny story actually. So in the early-mid 2000's there were two local deejays going under the name Chaseone, myself and Chase Jensen, aka Street Jesus. It started to get confusing on flyers and the weekly newspapers after a while so I just added a 2 to my name and shortly after Chase Jensen became Street Jesus. Haha.
What do you like (or don’t like) about living in Salt Lake?
There's only one thing I don't like about Salt Lake and that's our terrible air quality in the winter months. I love the people here, the small, but incredibly talented groups of artists and musicians. Salt Lake is a true gem. It often gets overlooked by people, but for the ones that know, it's one of the best kept secrets of the west.
How would you describe the scene to an outsider?
A tight-knitted group of incredibly talented individuals, artists, bands, musicians who all pretty much know each other.
What equipment do you use for DJing (or producing) including for this mix?
For deejaying I normally play off of two Technics 1200's MKII's or two Numark TTX's, a Pioneer DJM-400 or a Rane TTM 54. For producing I've had my share of machines over the years including an Akai S-20 sampler, an Ensoniq ASR-X Pro, an MPC 1000, an MPC 500, but as of lately I enjoy using the Roland SP-404 sampler. I really enjoy analog machines if you couldn't tell. For this mix I used two Numark TTX turntables, a Pioneer DJM-400 mixer, Serato Scratchlive program, a Tascam DP-02 digital 8-track recorder.
What goals do you have for yourself when it comes to music and in life?
I have one basic motive in life and music and that is the tendency to self-actualize, to fulfill one's potential and achieve the highest level of "human-beingness" I can. Basically, I try to put my best food forward in everything I do in life.
What kinds of activities do you like to do when you’re not playing out?
I enjoy record shopping, skateboarding, reading, homework,painting, watching James Bond movies.
How would you describe your style of selecting and mixing?
I tend to be all over the place at times. I honestly have a hard time staying within the lines or genres. To me deejaying has no lines or boundaries, that's the reason I love it so much you know, you can just take it anywhere you want. I tend to play a lot of loops in my mixes also. That's where the production aspect comes into my mixing.
What is a favorite gig (or two) you've played during your DJ career?
I always have a blast playing in Phoenix with Dj Entrification, But honestly, anytime I get to play alongside my friends Godina, Sneeky Long, Finale, Flare, Matty, and you of course, will always be my favorite.
Anything else you want to share about the mix you made for NCM?
I pieced the songs together in a Psychology class last Thursday afternoon and when I got home I setup and hit record. This is a live one-take mix recorded at my house in the Avenues. It has a little bit of everything on it. After listening to it I realized it has a good spring time vibe to it. Hope you enjoy it.
Two dates booked at JAM in SLC this spring and I'm excited to be back there after 7+ years!!! More info to come.
Of Course Vol. 2 is this Sunday the 19th of April. Chefs from SLC POP, Pallet, Made by Tom, Sweet Salt Lake Fresh Mint Limeade, and us are all serving up six courses of incredible food, with drinks by Uinta Brewing. All the proceeds are being donated. Read more about it at Cityhome Collective and Even Steven's Facebook page. Or just go ahead and Make Reservations before it's sold out... any minute now.
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