Shaun Reeves + Halo Varga
Saturday February 3rd
UNION and Footloose present
Visionquest / No.19 Music - Berlin
Muted Noise / All Inn Records / FA>lE Records - San Diego
Doors at 10PM / 21+
Tickets available at http://bit.ly/ShaunReevesUnion
UNION (Noise Room)
4067 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles
ABOUT SHAUN REEVES
Shaun Reeves is an internationally-acclaimed DJ, producer and label owner. A founding member of the trailblazing group Visionquest, his influence reaches far beyond the cities he has called home and stretches around the globe.
Growing up in Michigan and brought up musically on a diet of house and techno in nearby Detroit, Shaun moved to the city in his late teens and began organizing small club nights and loft parties with his friends.
Upon getting involved in the Detroit Scene, Shaun was immediately influenced heavily by the more minimal sounds from djs/artists such as Daniel Bell, Magda and especially from Zip and the Perlon label. This influence and a search for new inspiration led Shaun to take a summer holiday to Berlin in 2004 that turned into 10 years living in the city. In this time his deft touch as a DJ won him fans on dance floors from Panorama Bar to Fabric, DC10, Robert Johnson and countless other highly influential underground clubs.
Combined with his time on the road with Visionquest, Shaun Reeves has covered much of the globe over the past decade, enthralling audiences on both sides of the Atlantic with his own highly distinctive mixture of American house, both classic and contemporary, and the deepest, most cutting edge aspects of post-minimal techno and tech-house. .
In tandem with his DJing, Shaun Reeves has maintained a consistent level of production work, releasing on labels such as Wolf + Lamb, Raum...Musik, Catwash, No. 19 Music and his own Visionquest imprint. The artist is also an in- demand remixer, contributing remixes for Visionquest/ David Lynch, Tracy Thorn, Dop, Dinky (Sven Väth’s label Cocoon).
Today, Shaun Reeves is determined to focus on his solo career and wishes to explore new possibilities in terms of musical creation. With plans afoot for a slew of high-quality releases, which embody his leftfield yet accessible take on house and techno, his release schedule for the coming year is already looking busier than ever.
Halo Varga’s body of work is a prime example of consistency and longevity in dance music today. His introduction to House and Techno music began in Chicago in the mid 90’s working at Hip House record store and experiencing loft parties with legends such as Frankie Knuckles, Derrick Carter and Ron Hardy.
As one of Fabric London’s first resident DJs and a veteran globe trotter, Halo has provided sonic experiences to dance floors with surgical precision. These experiences as well as his attention to detail as a music selector, have cemented Halo as one of the most influential and respected artists in the underground music scene.
Halo has proven his relevancy as an artist through an extensive list of professional accomplishments that include west coast duo H-Foundation acclaimed productions, remixes and collaborations on All In Records, Desolat, Inmotion Music, Siesta Records, Yoshitoshi, NRK, Soma and Fabric.
Today he continues to forge ahead and hone his craft with a never-ending desire to make and play forward thinking music characterized by his organic signature sound infused with his Chicago sonic grassroots.
Most recently, Halo became co-owner of Artifact Record Shop in San Diego and formed Muted Noise recordings, an original imprint with releases by Proudly People, Nima Gorji, Nu Zau, lisière collectif and many more.
Fans of the historic Siesta Records should keep a look out for more great music from Halo Varga with NG Trax, FA>IE Records, and his digital label, Vuew, that will also feature selected vinyl releases coming out this year.