9/27/17 – Adesse Versions! ,William Wardlaw – Ayli pre-Party, JJ Shay & Corbin Sorensen
((HOUSEPITALITY)) AYLI pre-party :
(Numbers, Heist, Toy Tonics, Local Talk, Prime Numbers, L.I.P.S.)
(As You Like It)
Back room jams :
JJ SHAY & CORBIN SORENSEN
Adesse Versions is the latest incarnation of Kevin Gorman, a DJ & Producer active under various names for over a decade. His music releases span respected labels including Numbers, Ostgut Ton and Cocoon.
Adesse Versions started as a re-edit project while Kevin lived in Vietnam. It grew quickly, with the first ever live gig being a dubplate set on the Boiler Room. Releases such as Baayi, Pressured and Pride have cemented his place, with supporters including legends Gilles Peterson, Derrick May and Larry Heard. Adesse Versions is all about paying tribute to his musical idols and creating timeless music. Through rough sampling and raw emotion, he is bringing a cut-and -paste ethos to house music.
As a DJ, expect the sound of an artist that has toured the world many times over. Exclusive edits will certainly be involved, alongside a wide selection of music that comes from a deep knowledge and love of what he does. To hear this in action, check out the monthly Adesse Versions show on Rinse FM.
William is a Bay Area DJ who has worked with As You Like It since 2010. He maintained a residency ExYo at Wish in San Francisco and at Zughaus Gallery in Berkeley. His inviting take on dance music explores deeper, melodic sounds with an appreciation for unpredictable rhythms and plenty of bass. He has played for many favorite local crews beyond AYLI, including Direct to Earth, Housepitality, The Boombox Affair, Forward, Werd, Qoöl, Bubble, SET, and Sound Department.
Some of William’s highlights include warming up for Ripperton, Max Cooper, Maayan Nidam & Konrad Black, Henry Saiz, Matthew Dekay & Silicone Soul, Sishi Rösch, and Tiger & Woods. William’s exposure to world-class dance music started while studying abroad in London and attending events at Fabric nearly every weekend. Getting lost in that all-encompassing environment put the sounds into context. Kontrol parties, Sunset Sundays, and unlicensed undergrounds are key influences. William’s respect for the local scene pushes him to discover new music and share the unique sounds he loves.
We’re a couple of DJ’s that take the old classic disco sound and play it a little bit slower, making it relative with a sound that everybody and anybody is familiar with. We also like to mesh traditional dance music with more current house tracks, so people of all ages can relate to our sound.