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Social Studies is back again, and we’re more than excited & pleased to
welcome France’s Ivan Smagghe to Boston on Friday, October 12th at the
Smagghe belongs to a top table of DJs that journalists like to lazily
describe as “The DJ’s DJs”. Along with the likes of occasional
partner-in-crime Andrew Weatherall, Ivan has the ability to play music
like a raw conduit between his famously obscure records and the
dancefloor’s strobe-soaked bodies, injecting something of himself
seamlessly into the mix along the way.
His genre defying/defining production work originally in Black Strobe
and now with It’s A Fine Line has connected him to and garnered the
praise of (amongst others) James Murphy, Trevor Jackson, Ata, Optimo
and the aforementioned Weatherall. All fellow crusaders in the fight
to prove that electronic music can be so much more than a one
dimensional soundtrack for a night on the lash.
The success of his musical blog ‘a few things from Ivan Smagghe’ has
generated a compilation series of edits for Paris uber-fashion store
Colette. The first volume sold out in a couple of weeks. His project
with Tim Paris, It’s A Fine Line, has already put out numerous remixes
(from Superpitcher to the XX) and releases that can’t be pigeonholed
(electro rockabilly on Kompakt to italo rickety disco on Marketing
Music). Their new studio is now fully set for original music, remixes
and production. Expect a lot more from them in 2012.
Aside from his A&R role for now 10 years old label Kill The DJ (who
have released the first EP of RMVN, Ivan’s project with Roman Flugel),
Ivan has also started solo work (a noted remix for Parisian label
Meant) as well as more planned collaborations with musical friends
(Ewan Pearson and Tiga being first on the list).
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Ivan Smagghe up close and
personal at Good Life. Opening support comes from Social Studies’ own
Brenden & Alfredo who will be digging deep into their collections for
this very special edition of Social Studies.
Plus DJ Brek.One will be holding things down upstairs all night!
See ya on the Dancefloor!