J.Phlip, Mikey Lion, Fritz Carlton
Public Works Presents:
J Phlip (Dirtybird) + Mikey Lion (Desert Hearts) main room
+ Fritz Carlton (Desert Hearts) in the Loft
+ Chuwee & Skyler Redondo (Reptile Society) in the Loft
+ Peter Blick (below radar / public works)
2 rooms Party. Outside Lands weekend. Get tickets while you can.
J Phlip bio
Jessica Phillippe is diehard, born with true grit and skills to pay the bills. Despite her success with the dirtybird gang, she's still out there in record stores on the regular... digging, uncovering precious gems and weaving them into her dynamic sets with panache. She's a hard-working, dedicated lady who refuses to compromise and aims to rock the dance #oor without relying on the most obvious tracks. Production-wise she's just as fearsome, lacing her tracks with a tough yet bouncy #avour. Her prowess in both disciplines combined with her infectious sense of fun and mind-boggling depth of knowledge make her one of the most revered DJs on the global circuit today.
Ever since the purchase of a cheap set of belt-drive decks and a mixer on her 19th birthday she really hasn't looked back and, a$er completing her studies in Engineering, the straight-A student jumped head !rst into her true passion, music. She won a DJ competition in 2005, toured the USA and moved from her hometown, Champaign, Illinois, to the birthplace of house music, Chicago. In the Windy City she endured the struggle that many musicians go through on their pathway to glory but never lost sight of her dream. A move to San Francisco resulted in more hard times, but it wasn't long before her determination and natural talent won through.
Phlip's refusal to give up eventually led her to connect with the dirtybird crew and make some real progress. Club and festival tours are now a regular occurrence while releases on Claude VonStroke's highly respected imprint, and elsewhere too, have established her as a reputable source of dance !oor killers. People from Skream and Tiga to techno dons Surgeon and Dave Clarke and a bunch of other in!uential heads threw their weight behind her "rst truly analogue workout, 'Coe#cient', while her latest tech-heavy banger 'Say My Name', which is has been doing immense damage to clubs all over the world, has peaked the interest of Eats Everything, Danny Daze and Huxley on the !oor, and taking to the airwaves courtesy of B.Traits, Monki and 1 Xtra’s MistaJam . All that hard work has put her up there with the industry's female elite; Nina Kraviz, Heidi, Maya...
Go hear J.Phlip in action and you can expect to experience a full booty workout and have your mind blown. You'll be surprised, energised and occasionally weirded out. $is is a lady who knows her stu%, yet continues to re"ne her cra&. Her aim is dance !oor lobotomy, all the while taking the greatest pleasure in seeing the people get loose. A DJ not afraid to put her vision out there, Jess is to thank for passing Eats Everything’s mighty “Entrance Song” to Voitek and Greg (Catz n Dogz) at Pets and the later introduction to Barclay (Claude VonStroke) and Dirtybird. She's embarked on several tours of Europe and the US, attracting an ever- growing fanbase with each electrifying performance. Spending 3 years living and DJing in Berlin has helped Phlip to gain an understanding of the European market – she was only supposed to be there for 5 months, but ya know, there's some kind of time warp in Berlin that does that to people.
2014 already involves more action than a James Bond movie with another tour of Europe in full swing, dates all over the United States including three residencies: Detroit, Miami and San Francisco – plus there's plenty more production work in the pipeline. Hold tight for yet more analogue awesomeness.
Don't take our word for it, go check her out yourselves... and be prepared to lose your shit. $at's what's up
Mikey Lion bio
Part mythical desert harlequin, part modern soul conductor, Mikey Lion is more than a DJ––He’s a freak of nature and a controller of energy. The San Diego-native has earned a dusty mystique over the past few years as the center of the Desert Hearts movement and as a house and techno provocateur with a stage presence that suggests he will ride this wave all the way to the top. If there's one thing Mikey does well, it's get the party started.
Lion has brought the mothafuckin' ruckus to the stages of Lightning in a Bottle, the dustiest storms at Burning Man, and The Do LaB at Coachella, earning nods from Claude VonStroke, Jamie Jones, and Green Velvet in the process. In doing so, Lion and his signature top hat have developed a boisterous voice in the House & Techno scene with strong tribal, hip-hop, and psychedelic elements.
It was 2013 when Fritz Carlton dropped it all in search of strange tones and quirky grooves, retreating to the depths of his San Francisco studio. Grueling days into nights at the helm earned him a deep knowledge of analogue synthesizers and a unique outlier sound he could call his own. Three years later Fritz has emerged as a purveyor of wonky shades of House and long nights on the West-Coast’s darkest dancefloors.
His self-proclaimed ‘Weirdo-House’ sound has come to personify the bizarre scenes in which it was conceived. Hypnotic basslines, unconventional breaks and a dizzying sense of timing carries fans on a sometimes psychedelic, always strange journey from peaktime to sunrise; A flag-bearing genre of party-freaks from coasts-to-coast.
2016 has been truly massive for Fritz. A standout performance at the Desert Hearts Spring Festival was one of the most talked about of the weekend by fans, friends and critics alike, leading into his debut release on the collectives burgeoning Desert Hearts Records imprint. The ‘That’s My Kinda Night’ EP has emerged as the labels biggest to date, earning support from Claude Vonstroke, Doc Martin, Huxley, Kry Wolf, Hannah Wants, Justin Jay, Riva Starr, Joyce Muniz, The Glitz, Billy Kenny, and more.
Fritz has released on a slew of labels during this breakout stretch, including This Ain’t Bristol singles ‘Mohki’ and ‘Bruce Wayne’, his ’‘Feel It’ EP on Perfect Driver, the ‘No Law in Dancing’ EP on Nite Records, ‘Go!’ EP on Lazer Native and many more momentous highlights.
During his passionate trek through the minds and hearts of the underground, Fritz has remained true to an unabashed sense of sonic exploration and a clear rejection of the rules. With nothing off limits, this explosive talent looks towards to the future with a crazed smile on his face and an ear towards the sounds of tomorrow.