Forté Productions is pleased to announce WOLF + LAMB headlining for Hardt & Soul’s – Fall Deep Edition on November 25, 2009. This special night will feature the union of New York City and Chicago’s underground for an event not to be missed.
Born in 2001, Wolf + Lamb was first introduced as the DJ alias for Zev Eisenberg and Gadi Mizrahi. Using nothing but two turntables and a steadfast determination to make people move, the duo have been lighting up dance-floors in New York and around the globe.
The partnership was struck when the two discovered a similar penchant for new and exotic dance styles from abroad and an innate ability to tolerate each other for long periods of time.
The two immediately set out to spread their vision of community, music and the celebration that ties it all together.
In 2005, with opening of Wolf + Lamb Music, their variety label has become a home for established and rising young talent the likes of Seth Troxler, Shaun Reeves, Deniz Kurtel, Nicolas Jaar, No Regular Play & Soul Clap, publishing original music, edits and everything in between. Over the years this unique partnership that has been involved in a well-respected record label, nightclub / studio, production partnership and DJ duo. Wolf + Lamb also just happen to host the best underground parties in New York City at their nightclub/studio, also known as The Marcy Hotel.
Zev and Gadi found it was next to impossible to find a venue in New York City with the right setting to present their music, with the exception of their occasional guest appearances at The Bunker and subTonic. After two years of limited success in Manhattan and Brooklyn, they set out to build their own venue. They turned the Marcy Hotel, a neglected, former machine shop, into a world-class electronic music venue, complete with homemade chandeliers, light fixtures, bar, and art installations. The dancefloor of the club doubles as their studio. From the opening on May 7th, 2005 as the official afterhours party for the Mini-Mutek event at the Bunker, it was clear that they had finally created a space for the magic to take place.
Throughout 2005, they hosted some of the brightest techno artists in the world. Patrons of the Marcy felt at home in the intimate venue, knowing they could count on being served quality, cutting edge music, cheap drinks, and a great vibe. The 2006 New Years Eve Party featuring Daniel Bell was the final event in the Marcy. The word of the parties had spread quickly and the crowds had outgrown the Marcy’s capacity. After moving in early 2006, Wolf + Lamb were able to transfer their vision to a larger space and continue to offer the same environment and level of quality their guests had come to expect. As DJ’s, their events offered them an opportunity to play alongside and learn from the best techno DJs in the world.
After everything gets packed away, they watch as people dance to the music in the room in which it was produced. As a production duo Gadi and Zev each focus on the part of production they excel at. Gadi’s forte is sounds, synths and concept, while Zev handles the engineering, editing and writing of the tracks.
The Wolf + Lamb Digital label was created in late 2005 as an outlet for their original productions and the music of some of the artists influenced by their events. Initially a digital-led, open source label, this is their second venture into the vinyl arena. With Zev’s background in design and software, and Gadi’s visions, the pair design and produce all of the artwork and media for the label as well.
As early adopters of digital DJing, first using Final Scratch, then Ableton Live, they set out to make a label of distinction in what they saw as the soon to be as the dominant format. The first label of it’s kind, Wolf + Lamb Music was designed as a no-frills distribution medium that reflected their ideals: a simple, single release oriented, open source music label offering free source downloads for all releases. In early 2007, Wolf + Lamb began offering master quality tracks for sale on Beatport.com, allowing them to pay the artists, encouraging an even higher caliber of releases. While leaning towards house, the duo and label’s sound encompass nuevo disco, hipster crossover, sex house and strains country.
Since then, it has grown to include three record labels, well over 100 community dances — and counting, a clothing line, a legendary 6 star hotel and club, and, their new line of organic pet food: Woof & Lamme.
Gadi Mizrahi: Born and raised in Brooklyn, Gadi was always surrounded by music. His Egyptian born father played traditional middle-eastern drums, and his brother is a DJ. His intense passion for music left him with deep knowledge of many styles and genres, but with little commitment to any of them. In 2001, after a friend introduced him to techno, he found a willing accomplice in Zev and the two set out to make inroads into the genre. Gadi left the Lower East Side apparel store that he designed and co-owned to fully dedicate himself to music. Bringing his unique aesthetic and business accumen, Gadi helped define the the visual and musical identity of Wolf + Lamb. Beginning production in early 2005, Gadi has collaborated with several artists, and has released both solo and collaborative original works as Wolf + Lamb & Gadi Mizrahi. Currently, Gadi he has been focused on producing his own music and pushing the Wolf + Lamb Music label forward.
Zev Eisenberg: Raised Hasidic in Brooklyn, the limited offerings of Jewish music left Zev searching for a music that he could connect to. Introduced to electronic music at 14, his search continued through the late 1990’s. Quickly moving from one genre to the next, he never felt the connection that warranted the investment and contribution he felt he could bring. All that changed after meeting Gadi at a party in Williamsburg in 2001. At the time, Zev was finishing up with a software development company he had founded in the late 1990’s. The two quickly became friends and Gadi introduced Zev to minimal techno. As co-conspirators, they began plotting what would one day become Wolf + Lamb. Since finding his musical home, Zev has amassed a collection and musical repertoire that spans the gamut of minimal dance music. From his background in design and web, Zev still produces all the media for Wolf + Lamb, and oversees the technology. His first original co-productions were released on Wolf + Lamb Music in 2006, with more to come.
Also on the decks that night will be Gianna Hardt, Max Jacobson and Phillip Stone.
presale tickets $10
$15 with RSVP to email@example.com before midnight
RSVP required for event entry
*Proceeds after cost will be donated to For the Mamas, Inc. (NPO). www.forthemamas.org
Mixed drinks and beer will be available. No outside alcohol.
Directions will be emailed to ticketholders two days before event.
21+ w/ photo ID
Respect. Love. Fall Deep.
Any negative vibes, disrespect, etc. will not be tolerated and be promptly removed from our evening that is dedicated to unifying our underground community.