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Jay Tripwire’s Elite SF Trip – Rocks Housepitality (Jan 25) To Pyramind Training (Jan26) – Interview by Dheeraj Sareen

Posted by admin - January 13, 2012 - Current & Past



Jay Tripwire.. WOW! What else is there to say.  One of the most published underground dance music producers of our time. It is my personal opinion that Jay Tripwire was one of the pioneers of the tech house sound. I say this because I remember when the lines where very clear, there was house and there was techno, then suddenly there was Jay Tripwire.  He isn’t the only one, there were other forgotten pioneers like Mark Ambrose and Evil Eddie Richards, but Jay Tripwire was and still is a banging track making machine. Having a Tripwire release on your label always meant a solid release. Have you ever checked out his Discogs page? For you digital cats, have you ever seen his Beat Port Artist Page? Its 9 pages long of banging isht. His bio is ridiculous, you can read it in the FB invite, here is a quote from it:

“His signature fusion of deep Detroit textures and intricate rhythms has led a career spanning two decades, with over 200 releases and four full length albums. He remains one of the most prolific artists around, with 18 EP’s and a whole host of remixes having dropped during 2010, for labels including Tonality, Pokerflat, 1Trax, Baker Street, Deep Data, SOCO Audio and System.” —- WHAT?? yeah, this cat is about to rock Housepitality.

What is so special about this besides having him headline Housepitality on January 25th, is that he is also doing an Elite Session Production Workshop at Pyramind where he will disclose some of his techniques to producing solid quality sounding tracks. Make sure you get your tickets for that too if you are an inspiring producer.

THERE!!! Myself, Miguel Solari and Victor Vega will open up the eve. I have wanted to book Jay for 10 years and now I get the chance to feature his skills to YOU, the midweek professionals of Housepitality. In the back room we will have Errol and Casey Valentino of Beauty bar, banging their eclectic set of old school music.  Sharon Buck of Art Tease will deliver another banging show and Kira Buck, our backroom mixologist will make saucey delicious pisco, tequila and bourbon cocktails.. What else do you want people? Oh yeah, free champagne from 9-10 so get there early… I would..

Dheeraj Sareen of Pyramind, our friend, ex Housepitality opener and a member of Pyramind Studios, asked Jay Tripwire a set of great questions.. Jay had great answers that give us insight into the mind of this beat making rainman.  Check it out:

Jay Tripwire Interview – by Dheeraj Sareen:

Hi Jay,

Hope your well!
Could you please take a moment and answer 5 interview questions for Housepitality’s blog!

DS: You have been in the underground house music scene for a long time with a very successful career, How has the scene evolved and where do you see it going next?

JT: Its funny I have seen the scene evolve from a party based culture to a dj based culture with emphasis going from the party to being about the DJ.I think the earlier incarnation is better long term tho people should trust in their local crews to bring them good music regardless of how big the name is and just be ready for a night of good music.DJ worship to me is silly and the egos of some of the people who have come up the last decades is something ugly and not what this culture is about.We need to go back a few steps to our roots of making good parties and without the dedication of promoters and local Dj as the foundation of this movement is how it is going to survive.

DS: Europe, USA, Asia and I am sure Antarctica are all places that you have toured and played, which cities/venues are stand outs for you and why?

JT: Well Europe is one of my faves hands down,the Uk is amazing and people know their shit and have a long deep and rich history and that has given birth to some of the best clubs and parties,my favorite places to play are fabric in London,and Open Studios her ein vancouver,they are both anything goes venues and as long as you are providing good music the people accept that and are there for the party.

It is nice to see America getting back on track and supporting good music and getting away from the generic music and homogenized Djs that have been bilking the American audiences and a return to the real thing, America is the next major hotspot for this kind of party,I am seeing it happening now.

I play this festival in Socal called Lighting in a bottle and these cats have taken their festival to a next level of enlightenment and serious stage production that rivals the best festivals in Europe.

DS: Your recent mix for Fabric was fantastic! Could you name a few up and coming producers in the scene we should keep an eye out for?

JT: Sf’s own Alland Byallo, is one that comes to mind, and not to mention new kids like Death on a Balcony are on fire now as the Akbal crew based in Playa Del Carmen.

DS: How have you set up your production studio? Is there a particular DAW or Synth that you like to work with?

JT: I have been with Emagic since Notator and continued into Logic and Iam still a huge lover of Logic, the sound engine inside sounds better than Ableton and Cubase and the rest.

As for hardware you cant beat the TB 303,Juno 106,MPC and Linndrum products, oh yeah I am a huge lover of Lexicon reverbs and RE201 tape delays.

DS: We will be learning more about your production workflow at Pyramind Training on Jan 26th for “An Elite Session with Jay Tripwire”. What secrets will we be diving into?

JT: The always asked question,how do you make your bass…I have had numerous bass patches named after me over the years in synths, and Ill break it down how simple it is to rattle bassbins,plus how I make tracks and how I can get the basic arrangement of a track in 15 mins or less and where to proceed from there on how to finish it.

—— end of transmission——

Jay Tripwire’s souncloud page:
Latest tracks by jaytripwire

OK NUFF SAID… Its going to be TITS! See you there!

The official deets:

Michael Tello and Miguel Solari invite you to

[ [ { (HOUSEPITALITY) } ] ] – Hosted by Pyramind and Chris Fricke

Feat. JAY TRIPWIRE (Poker Flat, Bass Culture, Vancouver)

The prolific innovator tech house pioneer maestro.

FREE champagne from 9pm-10pm
Art show by Arttease SF
FREE before 11pm with RSVP at
otherwise $5 before 11pm, $10 After (thanks for the support)

Main Room Support:

Miguel Solari (Housepitality)

Victor Vega (Housepitality)

Slow Groove Lounge, Hosted by Kira Buck

Errol and Casey Valentino (Beauty Bar)

Mixologist – KIRA BUCK – handmade pisco, tequila and bourbon cocktails.

JAY TRIPWIRE’S BIO (shortened):

“A full pelt wavering between tribal moments,& more modest slabs of Detroit-inspired soul.
The crowd respond at every turn.” – Steve McLay, DJ MAG
His signature fusion of deep Detroit textures and intricate rhythms has led a career spanning two decades,
with over 200 vinyl releases, 2 commercial mixed cd compilations, and four full length albums.
He remains one of the most prolific artists around, with an average of 15 releases per year.
He is an always an in demand remixer he averages 10-15 remixes per year.
In 2010 Jay Was honoured by being named by Future Music alongside Frankie Knuckles, Larry Heard, Charles Webster,
Atjazz, and Tom Middleton as being one of the most influentual Innovators in house music for “The thoughtful minimal stylings of Jay Tripwire.”
Most recently he’s completed a compilation mix for Steve Bug’s respected label Pokerflat –
‘Shaping Elements Vol.8’ which features a blend of deep house ranging from
Detroit inspired textures to modern European house and tech house fusions,
blurring genrefication. This follows releases on the label under his 8Channels name – a project that melds basic channel,
cosmic soul and dub into a new hybrid soundscape of techno, deep house and dub.
“Jay Tripwire is ahead of everyone else.” – MUZIK
“Delivers on the Promise…” – International DJ
“A fantastic standout.” – VICE
“Essential.”- MIXER
“Really deep and funky” – Ministry
“Plenty of twisted pyrotechnics” – XLR8R
“With Jay Tripwire on the mix, expect something a bit special.” – M8
“Jay Tripwire’s productions are a DJ’s dream packed with the finest tools from the trade.” – URB
‘When it comes to tech-house, Jay Tripwire is pretty much unbeatable right now.” – MUZIK
“Responsible for some of the most exciting underground house music to come out of North America in recent years.” – DJ Magazine

—- CRAZY …. get ready!

World class acts, world class music. We got you! see you on the dancefloor!

Located at Icon Ultra Lounge
1192 Folsom St. at 8th St., SF

9pm-2am | 21+ | 3 Rooms

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