// – Audiojack Biography – //
Audiojack are the Leeds based producers, DJs and label owners comprising of James Rial and Richard Burkinshaw.
Ranging from the deeper realms of house through to driving peak time techno, Audiojack have shown a notable ability to consistently produce credible underground music which works on the dance floor and appeals to a wide range of international DJs and music fans alike.
Their original productions and remixes have been signed to many of the worlds most highly respected and established independent labels including 20:20 Vision, Get Physical, Diynamic, Great Stuff, Renaissance, Cr2 and their own rapidly expanding Gruuv imprint.
Audiojack have remixed a varied and impressive range of artists from electronic pioneers Underworld and Groove Armada to pop acts such as Little Boots and Bryan Ferry, whilst remaining true to their underground routes with remixes for the likes of 2020 Soundsystem, Mike Monday, H.O.S.H and Paul Woolford.
As label managers with their Gruuv label Audiojack apply the same ‘quality over quantity’ approach as with their own productions, ensuring each release presents the best of the original recording artist, in terms of the music itself and it’s direction through their A&R.
Their debut album Radio was released on 2020 Vision in 2009 to critical acclaim: Clash magazine wrote “Anyone with appreciation for house or techno in any of their varied forms will dig this – Impressive”. IDJ Magazine commented “Audiojack represent all that’s great about 2020 Vision, house music and the UK dance floors right now.”
To date Audiojack have undertaken over 400 DJ performances in more than 40 countries, spanning 5 continents, taking in some of the world’s best venues: Space in Ibiza, Ageha in Tokyo, Avalon in Los Angeles, Sankey’s in Manchester, Goa in Madrid, Zouk in Singapore, Smart Bar in Chicago to name but a few. Festival appearances have included performances at the massive Fuji Rock Festival in Japan and the Chemical Music Festival in Rio de Janeiro.
Audiojack are currently working on their LIVE show, which is expected to launch in early 2011 and will allow them to showcase highlights of their blossoming back catalogue along with their newest productions in a stunning interchangeable live format. Stay tuned…
// – AFROBOOGIE – //
The start of his career in 1989 was long before dj’s got any recognition, never mind press, he was playing all night sets in Johannesburg’s clubs and later partly responsible for the start and rise of the early raves he swiftly became a respected name in the country’s club circles. A 5 year residency at ESP in Jo’burg, made Sunday afternoons at the infamous club unforgettable as did his own Friday club, Flyhouse. This established him to a point where he initiated and started the release of dj mix compilations and went on to release nine cd compilations in the period from 1996-2002. With a gig schedule taking him to all corners of the country he established himself as a confident DJ, playing major events like Ministry of Sound, ICE, Cream, Womad, Amnesia and Pacha tours, some with audiences close to 20 000 people.
On the production front releases on labels like Defected, Stereo (Chus & Ceballos label), Twisted America (home to Superchumbo and Danny Tenaglia), Audio Therapy (Dave Seaman) and Younan Music (Saeed Younan) continue to push his envelope as a producer and has received support from the likes of Timo Maas, Steve Lawler, Danny Tenaglia, Deep Dish, Tom Stephan, Steve Porter, Oscar G, Saeed, Roger Sanchez, Laurent Garnier Chus & Ceballos and even Sasha to name few.
Media coverage has been received with reputable music magazines, TV and general press surrounding releases or appearances. From FHM to DJ Mag, IDJ, BPM, Play, Infusion and various newspaper publications worldwide. He was noted as “One to watch in 2008” by IDJ Magazine (September 07)
SUPPORT FOR THE LIKES OF: Erick Morillo, Sasha, John Digweed, Sander Kleinenberg, Hernan Cattaneo, Carl Cox, Lee Burridge, Steve Lawler, Satoshi Tommie, Roger Sanchez, Jr Sanchez, Layo and Bushwacka, Mr C, Tim Deluxe, Nick Warren, Faithless, Orbital and many more! Events: Ministry of Sound, Pacha, Cream, Womad, Mother, ICE, Freedom Festivals, even playing diverse sets supporting bands like the Violent Femmes. and many more
Although Afroboogie has not yet reached the pinnacle of his career you are guaranteed to see him climb up the ranks over the next few years…watch this space!
When & Where?
Friday, May 27 at 9:30pm
15 Bennett Street, Cape Town
And don’t you worry, we’re working on hooking you up with some free tickets 🙂 Looks like this has been sorted.