Sebastien Leger at Harlot
Friday, September 6, 2013 at 9:00 PM - Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 2:30 AM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Harlot, Christian Pineiro, Modular and Konnekted present
Sébastien Léger, FR (Mistakes Music)
Léger has been at the top of his game for a decade now - respected by his contemporaries and idolized by those who worship at the altar of pleasure-seeking dance music. His label, Mistakes, has further strengthened his role as one of Europe’s leading proponents of contemporary underground techno. The antithesis of the showman that is fellow countryman, David Guetta, Leger mines a wholly different vein, updating the rich musical histories of Detroit and Chicago with a quiet determination and no-nonsense approach.
His much lauded musical ability stems from a classical background, but formal training is but one half of the story; having served his 'apprenticeship’ in clubs around France in his teens, drawing inspiration from heroes such as Laurent Garnier, Daft Punk, and Etienne De Crecy. Leger is thoroughly 21st century in his delivery and execution, packing a punch that has seen Mistakes become a best-seller on Beatport, and an imprint that is defining a new sound away from the soulless beats and clicks of minimal. Despite his more cerebral sound of late, he brings to proceedings a dance floor sensibility that is all about the ‘funk’, injected with a heart and soul attitude that means his music is never clinical.
In addition to his studio exploits, a busy DJ diary means gigs across the planet, from Germany to Japan, the UK to Ibiza, and the US to Asia. It’s a schedule that means Sebastien remains at the forefront of modern EDM, taking his music to wherever dance culture shines brightest.
Opening sets by:Pedro Arbulu (Modular) and John Kaberna (Perfect Driver Music, Robot Ears)