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Dj A Master Of Subtle Beats, Vibes

Dj A Master Of Subtle Beats, Vibes

Who: Ian Pooley, Patsan, Matt Mandell, Kato
Where: The Clarendon Hotel
Author: Jacqui Jones
When: Sunday January 30, 2005

THE CLARENDON HOTEL has this weekend's chill-out session sorted with the return of SUNDAY VIBES. German house-music maestro IAN POOLEY will headline the afternoon of beats.

Regarded as a top international producer and DJ, Pooley has given his production and remix services to artists including DEE- LITE, THE CARDIGANS and MODJO. Pooley works with a range of artists both famous and up-and- coming through his record label POOLED. Pooley's latest album, Souvenirs , which was produced in Australia and New Zealand, features some of the DJ's most admired artists, including Brazilian bossa nova exponent MARCOS VALLE, blues and soul singer TERRY CALLIER and Brazilian singers ROSANNA AND ZELIA. if ``With this album I made an effort to focus a lot on my guests,'' he said.

``It is about putting my attention to them, to what they are offering to me and to combine that with my very own production approach.

``Because of that, there is not one sound dominating Souvenirs , but a collection of individual sounds, carefully tied together by my personal style,'' he said.

For the making of Souvenirs , Pooley took his studio to New Zealand where he spent a summer in the Piha area. In a small house with a view over the ocean, Pooley devoted his attention to the album.

In this hideaway studio, the sketches for all songs for his new album were created, with Pooley constantly gathering ideas and giving the tracks a rough layout.

With a computer full of new music, Pooley then headed to Australia to program and mix his rough tracks into songs.

Musicians were frequent guests in the Sydney studio, playing and recording rhodes, sax, percussion and trumpets while vocalists added sensitive and strong voices to Pooley's tracks.

Brazilian and latin rhythms can if be found in the productions, as well as hints of soul, jazz and blues, Detroit techno and New Jersey house.

Whatever project Pooley is working on, he keeps an ear open to new sounds.

While travelling the international DJ circuit, he is always on the lookout for new artists and is working to gather a respectable range of talent to his label.

Pooley's idea of running Pooled is not simply to release material by new artists, but to work with them as executive producer, adding his production knowledge and skills to their ideas.

Catch Ian Pooley with PATSAN, MATT MANDELL and KATO and other artists on Sunday ntsI jan 30 from 1.30pm.

Tickets are on sale from PDMS, RAMJET and the Clarendon Hotel for $20 or at the door for $25

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