Housepitality: Frivolous / Tone of Arc / dAvi A
(Cadenza, ~scape, Karloff, Berlin)
TONE OF ARC
(Touch Of Class, My Favorite Robot, Roam Recordings, SF)
In 1996, captivated by the unified dance floors and Detroit sounds, the 16-year-old Frivolous embarked on a life-long love-affair with the loop and took his first DJ residency at a Vancouver afterhours. After two successfully directionless years studying electronics and design, and after dabbling with some independent releases, he decided to put his pride aside and demo his accomplishments. A CD of incomplete works were sent out as an experiment to 5 of the most esthetically innovative labels in Germany, and received back were 3 requests to release it. The encouragement and new-found confidence led to the birth of the project FRIVOLOUS.
Now with more than 40 releases and over a dozen 12″s to his name, Frivolous has toured the globe playing an eclectic array of venues and festivals along the way. His live shows have been hailed for their energy, originality and ingenuity as he’s taken the stage next to some of the most respected names in the business. Never compromising the art of showman-ship, these spectacles feature live keyboards and vocals as well as the incorporation of his DIY aesthetic. Integrating homemade devices such as the “Frivolous Patented Electromagnetic knife”, the “Broken-Ruler Music Box” and the Double “Cable-Tub” Bass, his sets are injected with a sense of fantasy, imagination and personality scarcely found elsewhere in modern electronic dance music.
PER USUAL: Free champagne from 9pm-10pm. As always , free with RSVP before 10pm @ housepitalitysf.com. Or get a $5 presale ticket through resident advisor. See you!