Urulu

PopGun presents

Urulu

Dj Lindsey, Bob Diesel

Mar 31

Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm (event ends at 4:00 am)

TBA Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY

$12.00 - $15.00

Urulu
Urulu
Urulu, real name Taylor Freels, is a California boy through and through. With an innate talent for sunny, contemplative chords and clever drum programming, he quickly caught the ear of Berlin's Dirt Crew, known for releases by Mano Le Tough and Detroit Swindle. He'd go on to drop critically acclaimed releases on respected imprints such as NYC's Let's Play House as well as tastemaking UK outlets such as Needwant and Shabby Doll. Freels is also a beast on the decks, armed with the chutzpah to mix gnarlier Detroit and Chicago emanations with modern, envelope-pushing modern house sounds. To that end, he's gathered a tight-knit group of producers for his own label Amadeus, a home which aims to bring it all together. With his label, he's working with Auckland-based scene stormers Chaos In The Cbd, LA house zoners Sage Caswell and Cromie and fellow Berlin ex-pat Steve Huerta. As 2015 draws to a close, Urulu is preparing to launch a new EP for Melbourne mainstay Andy Hart's Voyage Recordings and a couple of new projects with which he can indulge in the dubbed-out club sounds he's become enamored with while living in Berlin, as well as the synth-driven disco and boogie sounds which were a constant in his California upbringing.
Dj Lindsey
Dj Lindsey
Lindsey Caldwell, aka DJ Lindsey, has high standards, both for herself and for the songs she plays. The one question she asks of music is “Does it hold up to all these classics that I love?” Nostalgia is a handy tool, especially when prompted by her mix of standards and more obscure tracks, but it’s too dull of a concept around which to base a DJ set. Lindsey has an intergenre naturalism, blending styles and eras effortlessly to create a flow of songs that is beholden not strictly to one sect of the musical spectrum, but that bind smartly by mood and unaffrontable goodness.

Her long running Negroclash night at APT—at which she shared the decks with the likes of Afrika Baambaata, Mantronix and Larry Heard, along with her partners Duane and DJ Language—was the foundation for this logical mix, emerging in the sad wake of electroclash and coming to life alongside early residencies of Metro Area and James Murphy, the night “evolved into a celebration of the African-American contribution to electronic music,” Lindsey says. Her definition of electronic, of course, was ever-expanding, including early house music, 80s New Wave, Pop, R&B and golden era hip-hop. She’s explored ’88 to ’98 at her weekly night, with her husband DJ Myles, The Hump. The Hump was awarded People’s Choice: Best Party by Paper Magazine. From time to time she is even called on by Prince to DJ private events and most recently a charity concert. Parallel to her DJ career’s growth, Lindsey worked for places like Rockstar Games, Girlie Action PR, FADER magazine and Microsoft Zune participating in all facets of musical creation and business. She has sung back up vocals for the Rapture and Beans, Great Weekend, released 12-inch singles with both Eli Escobar DJ Language and is now working on new projects of her own.

She was an original resident at Top of the Standard (formerly the Boom Boom Room) inside the Standard Hotel New York playing for the likes of Madonna, Shakira, Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, and many more. She was hand picked by Bethann Hardison to DJ the party celebrating Iman’s CFDA award and then later a similar celebration for Naomi Campbell at Le Bain. Currently she can be found playing at Von Kellner, and subMercer, has played most of NY’s hottest underground spots. She was selected to play PS1′s Warm Up alongside living legend Lovebug Starski and has been featured in The New York Times, Elle Magazine, Allure, Ebony, GQ, Paper Magazine, Time Out New York, Lucky, Italian Vogue, Uptown Magazine and numerous style blogs. She currently works with old friends at Opening Ceremony, and was counted amongst men.style.com’s “Women of Style,” a perfect reflection of her refined but playful sensibilities, musical and—like all well-rounded DJs—otherwise.
Bob Diesel
Bob Diesel
Bob Diesel is a New York native transplanted to Massachusetts in 1987, he started Djing at the early age of 13 playing along with his brother at lodge functions, weddings and private parties. His musical knowledge came from his parents, children of the Jazz revolution in Harlem New York. From their eclectic taste he had experienced a wide range of music, Classical, British and American Rock, Country, Latin, Blues, R&B, and Soul Music sounds.

He learned to play the drums at nine under Jazz drummers Keno Duke and Charlie Persip. At the age of eleven he had an opportunity to study percussion with Latin Jazz greats Mongo Santamaria and Tito Puente at a percussion clinic all at the Henry Street Settlement, a Community Center in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. He also took advantage of the many other programs offered at the center, but his interest was in the arts.

Bob studied art and various different dance forms such as Ballet, Jazz and Tap, but he became very curious when he saw Djs playing records in the nearby park. He found out when the next "Jam" would be and would try to stay as long as he could to try to capture what was taking place. In junior high school Bob got a job as a delivery boy in a local grocery store in the East Village and saved his earnings and bought his first records and his DJ equipment, shortly after he landed his first professional gig at the Empire Rollerdrome in Brooklyn New York at thirteen.

His greatest influence as a DJ was the world famous New York Radio DJ/Personality for WBLS 107.5 F.M. "The Chief Rocker" Frankie Crocker. A very talented and knowledgeable Program Director that was one of the greatest innovators in Urban Music Radio that was instrumental in jump starting and launching many groups and solo artists in the record industry. Before moving to Long Island he got a chance to learn music production at Shakedown Sound with Arthur Baker in Manhattan, then later on to play at the 2001 Disco in Long Island N.Y. at the age of sixteen playing for Thursday Teen Night and filling in from time to time for the Friday and Saturday nights. He then joined his High School radio station and hosted his own shows and got the jumpstart he was looking for.

He joined O.P.E.C. Record pool in Long Island and shortly after its demise he later auditioned to become a member of the most famous New York record pool I.D.R.C/R.B.P.C, headed by Eddie Rivera, the executive director. He told Bob "Your very young and got a good break in the clubs and you might have talent but I want to hear Bob's music, not the way you would have to play at the club, but play that same music and tell me a story with your music". So Bob played for Eddie and some of the DJ's at the pool and in two hours time he was a member at the age of sixteen. He learned all he could from other club DJ's and honed his skill and was an invited guest DJ at many venues and benefits in the New York Tri-State area.

Bob also had a chance to do College Radio and worked doing editing, Special Mixes and playing at various Special Events for WRKS 98.7 KISS F.M. in New York. When Bob moved to Massachusetts he met up with many legendary DJ's in Boston such as Alex Yunis, Timmy Allen, Jide Max, Anastasie, Steve & Shaun Anderson, "Captain" Wendell Edmonds, Maurice "Mojavi" Wilkey, Eddie Cue, DJ Bruno, Eddie K, Master Jay, Kevin Jones and Cosmo Wyatt who were very instrumental in getting Bob started and continuing successful career in Boston music market.

To his credit, Bob has performed in Canada, Mexico and overseas in the Far East and Europe. Bob is also a proud member of the Boston Housemusic Coalition also has a bi-weekly Boston based Radio program "Progressive Black" on WZBC FM 90.3 Newton, MA with fellow Boston DJ's and Boston Housemusic Coalition member Keith Donaldson and host Crazy Freddy.
Venue Information:
TBA Brooklyn
395 Wythe Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.tbabrooklyn.com/