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Event: Fri 8/27 Mnmlife Presents Heartthrob(Live) + Konrad Black at Clinic, Fri, Aug

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**buying a pre-sale ticket ensures that you skip the line. show your id at the door along with your wanticket confirmation.** heartthrob (live) [m-nus | berlin] konrad black [m-nus | wagon repair | berlin] warm up: mike fisher [mnmlife | nyc] mnmlife brings you clinic 1720 i st. nw washington, dc new sound installed by martin audio ( u street music hall, ibiza, and eden) doors open at 10pm http://www.mnmlife.com http://www.myspace.com/heartthrobminus http://www.myspace.com/konradblackprodukt heartthrob jesse siminski, aka heartthrob was born in 1976 in northern michigan. he discovered dance music through a musician father and relative who owned a record store. early prince, kraftwerk's 'tour de france' and laid back's 'white horse' were three of jesse's childhood favorites. as a teen in the early nineties, he discovered the midwest rave scene, traveling to chicago, detroit, minneapolis and milwaukee to hear the unique sounds of the area. this is where he first hear and connected with the music of richie hawtin, drop bass network and communique records-pioneer of minimal acid and techno. their dynamic and challenging aesthetic had an impact. shortly after jesse became determined to make his own music and started collecting gear and recors. in 1999 jesse moved to new york city where he continued to experiment with music as well as contemporary art. new york's small minimal scene brought him to magda and troy pierce, who would become friends and sources of inspiration (musical and otherwise). shortly after richie hawtin moved into the neighborhood and a friendship with the minus family was established. the first public exposure of his music was during magda's seminal dj set at mutek 2003. jesse uses his productions to explore the intersection where tradition and innovation cross as much as aesthetics and concepts. where the ideal is function and entertainment as well as experimentation and emotion. jesse has releases and remixes (past and forthcoming) on minus, underline, contexterrior, alphahouse, unfoundsound, mos ferry, get physical, wagon repair, tora tora tora, phonocult, esperanza and stock 5 amongst others. he has been hosted to play at venues such as, mutek new york city, fabric (london) popkomm at watergate (berlin), volt (amsterdam) and batofar (paris). jesse now lives in paris and is working full-time on music production and live performance. konrad black konrad black has always had a thing about music with robots. it started out as a kid in vancouver, freaking out to the futuristic vocoder intro on boney m?s night flight to venus and it?s stayed with him ever since, on a journey that currently finds him holding down a much coverted residency at berlin?s legendary panorama bar. konrad knows it?s about living and breathing the music, it?s not just a question of turning up, spinning a few tunes and then disappearing back into the night, it?s about getting to know the people, understanding what makes the club tick and always delivering a night of memorable tracks and seamless transgressions. although his initial instincts had led him in a drum and bass direction, it wasn?t long before he began transplanting his ideas into a 4/4 context. hooking up with swayzak in 1998 had a large part to do with this and led to a string of releases on 240 volts konrad?s own approach to music ? ?it?s important to let music mature and resonate. it?s important to know who you are and to embrace the things that drive you forward even if they seem strange to others??. konrad is now a household name amongst the biggest clubs and festivals in europe and the us. he recently completed the third cd in the acclaimed series for berlin club watergate, and forms part of richie hawtin?s contakt tour.

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