Seth Troxler announces a series of quarterly residencies throughout 2014.
Throughout 2014, Seth Troxler will be going back to his roots, playing regularly at clubbing institutions that he feels best represent everything that he stands for.
Seth Troxler is one of dance music’s most recognisable characters, the guy with the big hair and the even bigger personality who doesn't take himself, or life, too seriously; a straight-up human being who plays by his own rules. These qualities, along with his passion and seemingly endless knowledge of house and techno, have established him as a figurehead for a new wave of underground electronic music that flies in the face of the disposable idiocy of mainstream ‘EDM’.
As the global EDM bubble inflates towards bursting point, so many DJs seem to be constantly chasing bigger stages, larger crowds and increasingly over-inflated fees. In 2014, Seth Troxler plans to do something completely different.
“With all hype surrounding EDM and many DJs just focusing mainly on festivals and larger events, I feel that dance music is losing touch with its roots”, explains Seth. “While I love playing to thousands of people at festivals, nothing beats a smoke-filled room, interacting with a crowd that you regularly get to spend time with and a killer sound system that’s purpose-built to fit the space.”
The concept behind ‘Seth Troxler Goes Clubbing’ is as simple as the name implies. 2014 will see Seth commit to play regularly at those nightclubs that have been integral in moulding Seth into the DJ he is today. In a time where extravagant light shows and expensive pyrotechnics are ubiquitous in dance music, the desire to ground yourself and get back to basics as a DJ is understandable.
Seth continues, “There is nothing that can replace the energy and intensity of a great club. Clubs provide that unique atmosphere where the DJ and crowd are able to connect on a very intimate level and really invest in each other, ideally over an extended period of time.”
2013 has seen Seth consolidate his position at the top of the DJ ladder, having been voted number one DJ in last year’s Resident Advisor Top 100 DJ poll, having being booked to play 140 gigs this year. In addition to his busy gigging schedule he’s performed at London Fashion Week, collaborated with Barcelona fashion label Boris Bidjan Saberi, released tracks on his own Visionquest label and remixed Blood Orange with Subb-an. This August saw him open ‘Smokey Tails’ in Hackney Wick, his pop-up restaurant venture selling American smoked BBQ meat and classic cocktails by a canal in East London.
‘Seth Troxler Goes Clubbing’ involves the following clubs:
Circo Loco (Ibiza): Building on three previous summer residencies at Ibiza’s best known underground club, Seth will be embarking on another ten date run of shows throughout summer 2014 starting in mid June and running through to the closing in October.
fabric (London): While the only people who can truly call themselves fabric ‘residents’ are Craig Richards and Terry Francis, Seth will headlining Room One once a quarter throughout 2014 starting on Saturday 15th February.
Trouw (Amsterdam): Seth will be undertaking a quarterly residency at Amsterdam’s best loved underground institution which will see him inviting some of his favorite DJs to play alongside him and also getting involved cooking and curating menus in the club’s restaurant, starting on 21st February.
Output (New York): Another quarterly residency playing a mixture of all night shows and alongside hand-picked guests at New York’s newest underground venue starting on the 22nd March.
He will also be playing multiple gigs throughout the year at other venues that have played a key part in supporting him over the years like Panoramabar (Berlin), Womb (Tokyo), Warung (Itaji), Lux (Lisbon), Fuse (Brussels), Robert Jonson (Offenbach), D’Edge (Sao Paulo), Sub Club (Glasgow), Bobbeaman (Munich), Spybar (Chicago), Coco Rico (Riccione), Stereo (Montreal), Mint Club (Leeds), Sound (LA) and Nordstern (Basel).