Friday April 27 2012 Twice as Proper - National Underground w/ Octave (Silent Steps)

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Friday April 27 2012 Twice as Proper - National Underground w/ Octave (Silent Steps)

Post by Twice As Proper on Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:12 am

You like it heavy, dark and real serious...
For this event, Twice as Proper showcases four of the best techno artists from Paris, NYC and DC! We proudly present Octave (Silent Steps/Nachtstrom Schallplatten) 3-hour set, and Dave Martin (Life/Lnmlife), along with NYC's own Twice as Proper techno staples Craft and Shadi. Party People unite for some Proper basement techno!

We return to our favorite dark underground basement club with these most serious techno artists. Experience extended performances and feel raw bass propelled out of the proper "TurboSound" system installment. National Underground basement has recently upgraded its dj booth, installed a lighting system with lasers and light controllers, new wood flooring, sound-proof cubes on the walls and smoke machines to enhance our ridiculous journeys.

2012 is our 5th year since 2007 hosting Twice as Proper techno events in NYC and abroad! 2011 was amazing for Craft & Shadi with more tours in various US cities such as Detroit, Boston and DC, and many radio shows, podcasts as well as numerous releases on Beatport on a list of labels. 2010 had already brought International tours in 5 countries (USA, Italy, Egypt, Mexico, Costa Rica), international radio shows, podcasts, music productions, TV coverage (Italy, Mexico, Costa Rica), Soundcloud recordings listened to in now 84 countries, new fans and friends.

8 hours of Proper underground techno:

- OCTAVE (Silent Steps/Nachtstrom Schallplatten - PARIS) -3-hr set!!!
- CRAFT (Twice as Proper - NYC)
- SHADI (Twice as Proper - NYC)
- DAVE MARTIN (Life/Mnmlife - DC)

We promise to rip it Proper. No crap.

- OCTAVE (silent steps/minus/Nachtstrom Schallplatten - PARIS)

- Octave is an emerging techno artist from France and owner of "Silent Steps Records" - no real wonder since he grew up within a musical atmosphere and had his first experience with turntables in 2003 and thereafter concentrated more and more on a minimal approach to techno, which he started to produce by himself in early 2007. After his first few steps into the techno field with some releases in 2007-2008, he was chosen by none other than Richie Hawtin to take part of the "Sounds From Can Elles" project, and saw one of his track released on M_nus by the end of 2008. In early 2009 he started to develop his own Live and has had the chance to play in some clubs in Europe - including Tresor - with fantastic reactions to his sets on the floors and with fans. These days Octave continues to develop and is constantly evolving. His music combines a deep-rooted foundation of techno underlined by stirring basslines and rhythms,glitch moments, and hypnotic background atmospheres.


New album on Nachtstrom Schallplatten:

Facebook Fan Page :

Youtube (including much Live videos):

"Twice as Proper" and their founders:

Twice as Proper is a New York City Based Underground Techno Events organization. Shadi & Craft co-created the movement "Twice as Sweet" which then became "Twice as Proper Sessions". With an impressive over 200 events and counting, it is now well established in the NYC underground techno scene. 2012 is our 5th year, and with quite an illustrious list of guest DJ bookings in venues across Manhattan & Brooklyn, there is always something exciting and different to expect from the events. In 2010, Twice as Proper hosted 8 events in Playa del Carmen (Mexico) during the winter, while keeping regular NYC events alive as always. 2011 was fantastic for the two artists bringing International tours in 5 countries (USA, Italy, Egypt, Mexico, Costa Rica), international radio shows, podcasts, music productions, TV coverage (Italy, Mexico, Costa Rica), TV coverage, soundcloud recordings listened to in over 84 countries, new fans and friends. Craft & Shadi have been a DJ duo since 1994 on those legendary Technics 1200's. Then followed the years of CDJ technology and mixers with effects, always keeping it dark, deep, dirty real serious. They now often perform live mixes with the ultimate Xponent controller, with many built-in live effects. They go on with explosive sets, chopping' up loops and samples, all while in the mix. The result is always "Massive". Craft & Shadi promise to rip it Proper.
No crap.

-Twice as Proper website:

-Twice as Proper Facebook group:

- CRAFT (Daniele Ciocio) - Twice as Proper / Party People
18 years Djing,. 13 years producing . 5 years planning events.

Born in NYC, Craft bought his technics 1200's & Vestax mixer at age 14 with his own life savings in 1994. He taught himself the skill of beat matching and studied the art of blending tracks smoothly to perfection with persistence. He began producing music in 1999 under the name "Craft" or "Craft Music Productions. He dj's 3 times per month on average in the NYC underground techno scene for his established "Twice as Proper" techno events and other local showcase events. He evolved from the Vinyl-only days to CDj’s of all types, and now often performs live with his all-in-one DJ workstation M-Audio Torq Xponent. In 2010, Craft traveled to Europe for his Italy Dj tour to Milan, Rome, and Terracina, then experienced an incredible Costa Rica DJ Tour with Dj Onda Skillet which was covered by much media attention (major radio, TV and internet). Craft ended up the year by hosting 8 Twice as Proper events in 5 stunning different venues in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. In 2011, Craft performed on the main stage at "The Works" during DEMF/Movement (Detroit Electronic Music Festival), as well as in Washington DC at Funxion and Sweet Spot clubs, and also at Boston’s famous Rise afterhours club as headliner in the main room alongside Stephen Eaves. He was finally approached by countless labels for remixes and original EP’s and is now signed on 12 labels based in 4 countries (USA, UK, Germany and Malta). Craft currently has 6 EP's scheduled plus more remixes coming out early 2012 alone. Craft co-created the NYC movement "Twice as Sweet" with his partner Shadi in 2007. It was later renamed "Twice as Proper Sessions" and has reached an impressive "over 200 events" and counting in the past 5 years with an illustrious list of 100 guest DJ bookings. "Feed The Raver Podcast show" hosted by Craft himself debuted worldwide on March 3rd 2012 with interviews and guest techno DJ sets from a different city around the world every 2 weeks, 26 times per year. Also, Craft created and designed the "Party People" T-Shirt which has a history of its own...

About Craft's music production software choices:
13 years producing music since 1999 with originals and remixes released or scheduled on 11 labels in 4 countries.
Craft first began producing in 1999 with programs such as ReBirth and Cakewalk. He then used strictly Reason for five years, from its first version launched in 2000 through version 3 when he finally migrated to Apple’s Logic 7 in 2005. Today he continues to use Logic, which has now reached version 9 (aka Logic Pro). Craft is a true master at using the complicated features of this professional music production software and the results are evident with the continuous smashing releases which have now earned him an international reputation, 13 years in the making..

Check out Craft’s future performances several months ahead of time and past flyers from over 5 years. Listen to dj sets recoded live at events since 2007, new releases, and fresh unreleased music productions,. Watch video edits of Craft’s performances in cites around the US and in several other countries. See the latest Party People gear! Find out who the next guest dj is on Feed The Raver podcast and listen to Craft’s proper artist introduction at the start of the show

- Craft live Dj sets recorded around the world:

- Craft Music Productions:


-Twice as Proper website:

-Twice as Proper Facebook group:

-Feed The Raver Podcast show hosted by Craft:

- Video edits of Craft around the world

- Craft on Resident Advisor

Recent press:
-Ibiza Voice Magazine: full artist page + full page EP review
-Magazine Sixty: review on Hidden Recordings remix
-ClubbersGuideNewYork: extended interview + guestmix

Featured Events & organizations:
- Twice as Proper Sessions
- Rite of Wednesdays
- Moment Um
- Just Play!
- Mixworks label showcase
- Cultured Citizens
- Bangtech 12 showcase
- Trilogy showcase
- Locals NYC
- Bacteria Records
- Massive Groove
- Motive
- Mnmlktchn
- Set Artists
- 4 Us By US
- Liturgy
- Eklipze
- Essential
- I Love Italian Dj's

Guest mix Radio shows & podcasts:
- Feed The Raver Podcast show - hosted by Craft
- Mocean District – radio show
- East Village Radio - Future music – radio show
- ClubbersGuideNewYork – Guest mix
- Bacteria Records Podcast
- Locals NYC Podcast
- The Conduit –Podcast
- 2011 World Technothon - USA

- Uberkontrol Records
- Faucet Music
- Subtrack Records
- Ill Bomb Records
- Hidden Recordings
- Freitag Limited
- Syncope Recordz
- Mixworks
- Gee Records
- Frakture Audio
- Nosi Music
- Jyre Records

Recent press:
-Ibiza Voice Magazine: full artist page + full page EP review
-Magazine Sixty: review on Hidden Recordings remix
-ClubbersGuideNewYork: extended interview + guestmix

Current Releases:
-Craft – Wifi Brain – [Faucet Music]
-Derek Marin – Midnight Cruiser (Craft remix) – [Subtrak Records]
-Duckhunter – Glass (Craft remix) – [Ill Bomb Records]
-Duckhunter – 2020 Vision (Craft remix) – [Gee Records]
-Signal Deluxe – Mercado Negro (Craft remix) – [Hidden Recordings]
-Craft – The Bitch I Love (Original) – [Ill Bomb Records]
-Craft – I Can’t See – [Uberkontrol Records]
-Craft – Flying on a Plane – [Uberkontrol Records]
-Silvio Malla – 12 Inch Playa (Craft remix) – [Syncope Recordz]
-Craft – Highways & Jungles – [Syncope Recordz]
-Craft – Restricted Nightlife – [Syncope Recordz]

The Bitch I Love EP – [Ill Bomb Records]
-Craft – The Bitch I Love (Original)
-Craft – The Bitch I Love (Duckhunter remix)
-Craft – The Bitch I Love (Monktec remix)
-Craft – The Bitch I Love (Derek Marin remix)
-Craft – The Bitch I Love (Owen Sands remix)
-Craft – The Bitch I Love (Justin Kase remix)

Stay Underground EP– [Uberkontrol Records]
-Craft – I Can’t See
-Craft – Flying on a Plane

Craft – Highways & Jungles EP– [Syncope Recordz]
-Craft – Highways & Jungles
-Craft – Restricted Nightlife

Future Releases 2012:
-Duckhunter – White Light (Craft remix) – [Uberkontrol Records]
-Craft – Basement Outside - [Mixworks]
-Craft – Warehouse Boat Party - [Mixworks]
-Craft – Joystick Dick - [Frakture Audio]
-Craft – Ignore Delete - [Frakture Audio]
-Craft - Missing Out - [Nosi Music]
-Boaz - Ant Farm in Madrid (Craft remix) - [Jyre Records]
-Chamomille - The First Time I Hit It (Craft remix) - [Miniaturesrec]
-Chamomille - AntzinPants (Craft remix) - [Miniaturesrec]

Craft – Brooklyn Beatuiful EP – [Subtrak Records]
-Craft – Brooklyn Beatuiful (original)
-Craft – Brooklyn Beatuiful (Derek Marin remix)
-Craft – Brooklyn Beatuiful (Duckhunter remix)
-Craft – Brooklyn Beatuiful (Monktec remix)
-Craft – Brooklyn Beatuiful (Alex Okrazo remix)
-Craft – Brooklyn Beatuiful (Signal Deluxe remix)
-Craft - Brooklyn Beautiful (Ochu LaRoss remix)
-Craft - Brooklyn Beautiful (Chamomile remix)
-Craft - Brooklyn Beautiful (Justin Schumacher remix)
-Craft - Brooklyn Beautiful (Jhon Sparke remix)

Craft – Poser Politics EP – [Freitag Limited]
-Craft – Poser Politics (original)
-Craft – Poser Politics (Andres Gil remix)
-Craft – Poser Politics (Splatter remix)
-Craft – Poser Politics (Monktec remix)

Craft - Ignore Delete EP - [Frakture Audio]
–Craft - Ignore Delete (original)
-Craft – Joystick Dick (original)
+ remixes

Hot unreleasd:
Craft – Fountainhead
Craft - Fondle Knobs
Craft – Dolphins Go Away
Craft – In Working Order
Craft – Pristine Generation
Craft - Palpitation
Craft - 30 Dirty Chemists
Craft - Proximate Sequela
Craft - Divine Morning Skies Again
Craft - Experience

Youtube: recent video promos:

1. Twice as Proper promo: a funny animated video of aliens from another galaxy looking for some Proper techno

2. Feed The Raver podcast promo: a funny video of two pandas waiting to hear the new techno podcast hosted by Craft featuring artists from around the world.

3. “Stay Underground EP” promo: distorted and effected video clips of NYC promote Craft’s EP release!

4. "Highways & Jungles EP" promo video: speeded up and effected video clips of NYC to promote Craft’s EP release!


- SHADI (Shadi Elrazaz) - Twice as Proper / Party People

Born in Cairo, Egypt....raised in NYC from age 12, where he met up with his mentor and friend Daniele Ciocio (Dj Craft), who helped him manipulate vinyl ...and sound through a mixer. Flash forward to December !999, Twilo, Sasha and digweed & Mitsubishi = Lifelong Sound Obsession.

Currently Shadi is actively Running The New York City Based Underground Techno Events & Movment "Twice As Proper" With his Musical Partner Dj Craft Who together co-created the movement "Twice as Sweet" which then merged with Los Franzetti's "Proper Sessions" resulting in "Twice as Proper Sessions" with an impressive over 200 events and counting in the past 4 years alone with quite an illustrious list of guest DJ bookings.

Along the way residencies at Mark Cafe With the Buyrum Crew, leading up to many more good friends and amazing musician party people like Lance Jordan, Amos Damon ( Dj Fame), Adam Collins, Francis Harris, Connie, Elon, Taimur & Fahad, Steven Letigre, and many more over the span of many New York City Venues such as Sullivan Room, Bar 13, Cielo, Rebel, Le Souk, Porch, Crudo, Boom, Stay, VDP & Afterhours everywhere....

- Shadi's live Dj sets recorded around the world on SoundCloud:


- DAVE MARTIN (Life / Mmnlife - Washington DC)

The DMV has in its hands a remarkable talent by the name of Dave Martin.Chosen to spin next to the finest, Dave Martin is DC's top talent that has worked his way to present the best taste in house, disco and minimal techno from his beginnings in Baltimore to his sets at U Street Music Hall, Sweet Spot, Fur, Ultrabar and many other DC staple electronic music venues. Now you can find him as a resident artist for "Life - DC", one of the District's top techno and disco events where he has spun next to the likes of Matt Tolfrey, Dyed Soundorom, Davide Squillace, M.A.N.D.Y. and Maya Jane Coles.
Dave's most recent summer 2011 set performances at the Momentum Happy Hour and Rite of Wednesdays in New York City have made him a favorite from the DMV area thanks to his refined and sophisticated style.


Twice as Proper - National Underground
Friday April 27thth, 2012
$10 before 12am, $15 after
$5 admission wearing your Party People t-shirt!
159 E Houston street, NYC

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