GIANT SWING meets ALTON MILLER
This month’s Giant Swing sees no other than Detroit house originator Alton Miller sharing the decks with resident DJ Masa. One of the true house music innovators, Alton has produced over 120 tracks over the years on legendary labels such as Planet E, King Street/Nitegrooves, Trackmode Records, Seasons, Octave Lab and Defected to name a few.
Alton’s sound was shaped by artists like Stevie Wonder, Santana, Parliament Funkadelic and the Philadelphia sound and you can hear elements of this in his DJ sets. Alton has played alongside DJ’s such as Ron Hardy, Frankie Knuckles, Larry Levan and Timmy Regisford since he first started spinning at the legendary Detroit Music Institute in the late 80′s. The Music Institute was one of the epicenters of the underground house movement where Alton and Chez Damier shared a Saturday night residency helping to create the musical volcano that erupted worldwide in 1988.
Never afraid of mixing the old with the new, Alton’s DJ sets are simply magical and a real treat for all you Bangkok house lovers!
Friday 27th December 2013
Start 10pm until Late
Venue : Grease Mon-Sat
► Art Gallery & Bar | 3rd Floor
entrace: 400baht / 1 drink
Alton Miller is an internationally acclaimed Chicago based Producer & DJ.
In the world of House Music, there are but a few who have stood the test of time, Alton Miller is one of those true house music innovators still contributing to the genre.
Alton comes to the world painting a musical canvas.
Molded, shaped and reared on Stevie Wonder, Santana, Parliament Funkadelic and the Philadelphia sound, he grew to be an avid clubber.
On a frenzied tour of clubs in North America Alton began honing his skills under the electrifying energies of Ron Hardy, Frankie Knuckles, Larry Levan and Timmy Regisford.
Alton, along with his friends, set out to recreate the energy and atmosphere they experienced in the clubs and opened the world renowned dance club The Music Institute.
The Music Institute was one of the epicenters of the underground House Movement where Alton and Chez Damier shared a residency on Saturday nights helping to create the musical volcano that erupted worldwide in 1988.
Alton’s affinities for rhythms inspired him to take up conga drumming, leading to an accompaniment for the locally based Katherine Dunham Dance Company.
Drumming and its connections to rhythms of all music have proven to be influential to his musical growth.
Alton has recorded and released music for some of the best independent labels in the industry.
With a catalogue that boasts an astounding 120 plus songs along with recent releases his musical creativity seems endless.
His third studio album released spring of 2007 garnered him a nominee for album of the year award in New Zealand. Guidance Recordings and BPM Records were plateaus for Alton’s inner growth as a musician and songwriter / producer.
Past and recent releases include recordings for Planet E, King Street/Nitegrooves, Trackmode Records, Seasons, Octave Lab and this year Alton scored a number one on the digital dance music site Traxsource with his release on the renowned label Defected entitled “When The Morning Comes” co-written with Amp Fiddler and Kyle Hall.
“Light Years Away” is his latest offering in a career mired with quality music.
Finely crafted over two years, Light Years Away is an album in the true sense of the word, not a collection of singles compiled to fit the format, but rather, an album created with great care to give the listener maximum pleasure from beginning to end.
From 1989 to present Alton has toured Canada, Chile, England, France, Japan, Switzerland and various other countries defining House music as he has experienced and lives it.
His ability to connect with a floor of 50 to thousands of dancers is nothing short of awe inspiring.
Never afraid of mixing the old with the new, Alton’s d.j. sets are simply magical.
Hearing Alton DJ defines what House music is all about.
MASA NIWAYAMA (GIANT SWING/ZUDRANGMA RECORDS)
ARK (SUN LIFE/from EarhT)
★★ GREASE SUKHUMVIT 49 ★★
► Multi-floor Entertainment Hub
Nested in the middle of the rather peaceful Sukhumvit Soi 49 and in the direct vicinity of the vibrant Thonglor district, GREASE brings to life what could be considered a dream venue for Bangkok’s creative crowd. In a single tastefully designed 4-storey edifice, the passionate group behind this project have managed to piece together four different outlets where enthusiasts can meet to enjoy tasty cuisine, outstanding cocktails, art and quality music.
★★ CASE 49 ★★
► Art Gallery & Bar | 3rd Floor
An alternative or complementary option to the club experience, depending on each patron’s preferences, Case 49 offers a perfect place to relax, smoke, drink and unwind in its comfortable and almost homelike atmosphere and cozy furniture. The third floor lounge bar also doubles as an art gallery, featuring various exhibitions from local artists. This embodies the perfect place to socialize after a great meal at Any Winehouse or in-between dances at LSD, enjoying quality beverages and a relaxing chat while contemplating interesting pieces of art. Ever evolving, Case 49 also represents a stage for new musicians to play live for the curious and rewarding crowd, and other artistic talents to showcase their work, Grease’s owners taking a keen interest in supporting creative newcomers.
TEL 089 212 1455
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