ROTATIONS: Dave Aju DJ Set
Amoeba Hollywood - January 19th @ 8:00pm
Amoeba Hollywood hosts our guest DJ series, ROTATIONS, every Friday night!
DAVE AJU (Circus Company / Accidental Records // LA) Bay Area-born Marc David Barrite's alias Dave Aju is a reliable name for fresh and distinctly-styled electronic music, a balancing act of deep knowledge and passion for dance music history with a fearless, forward-thinking approach to production and performance. A diverse range of influences can be heard in Aju’s unique sound - from an immersive jazz upbringing via his father, an early peer of Pharaoh Sanders, B-boy and electro lessons from his DJ mentor/older brother, to dedicated underground hip-hop MC years later, house music origins from South Bay latino clubs, techno leanings of the SF rave scene in the late 90s, even to contemporary R&B/neo-soul and the outer realms of experimental post-rock, classic minimalism and musique concrète, always imbued with a warm handmade sonic palette, a natural sense of rhythm, the trademark use of his inimitable voice, and bucket loads of authentic funk.
Dave Aju original works, remixes, DJ sets, and live performances have blessed countless particular labels, clubs, and festivals across the globe over the years and are championed by many like-minded mavericks, including Matthew Herbert who personally commissioned two EP releases, cutting-edge venues and events like Panoramabar and MUTEK who both demand regular return performances, adopted Parisian family and frequent home label Circus Company who have released much of Aju's material including three highly-acclaimed full-length concept albums, through to jazz and soul patron don Giles Peterson who prompted remix collaborations for his own Brownswood label and guest appearances for his infamous Worldwide show, recognizing the adventurous yet inherently soulful roots of Aju's understated otherworldly transmissions. Now after a concentrated period of living in Berlin, he has recently relocated back home to the West Coast, working on several exciting new projects in Los Angeles, while continuing to tour selectively for live appearances abroad.