As You Like It's One Year Anniversary
Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 11:00 PM - Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 7:00 AM (PDT)
Guillaume & the Coutu Dumonts LIVE (Circus Company // Berlin )
feat. Dave Aju
Dave Aju (DJ Set) ( Circus Company )
Walker Barnard LIVE ( Dumb Unit / We Are / Private Gold // Berlin )
Christina Chatfield LIVE ( AYLI / Beretta / Klectik Records )
Rich Korach ( AYLI / Paxahau )
Mossmoss ( AYLI / Nightlight Music / RCP )
SOUND: Know: Audio
VIDEO: Will Erokan
A few minutes into any Guillaume and the Coutu Dumonts track and its luminescent, wild thumps are effortlessly transporting us into a tropical trance, without a shred of indignity. But a few minutes into any of this Circus Company label artist’s sets, especially the jewel that is his live set, and we realize he is the grandest representation of a traveling party the funky French collective seeks to roll out.
This will be the celebration we’ve been waiting for: As You Like It turns one year old! We continue to build off each our past events, expanding our range and exposing San Francisco to new and classic sounds.
Along with our favorite Québécois-turned-Berliner Guillaume, we’ve got the equally as whimsical Dave Aju, also a Circus Company brethren, a hometown hero, celebrated abroad and at home for his quirky samples, high-tempo hullabaloo and jazzy undertones. Rich Korach makes every lady (and man) his disciple by dropping the most seamlessly wacky, unexpected and mind-blowing jams―watch out.
Going down the rabbit hole with Walker Barnard live will lead us, as his track, “Follow the Smoke,” indicates, straight to the fire of his psychedelic heat. And further into the darkness is our trail-guide Mossmoss, whose swift and subtle buildups create head-shaking fury. Finally, what anniversary would be complete without a gift? Christina Chatfield live is the audio equivalent of a little blue Tiffany’s box: timeless, spectacular and jaw-droppingly good.