Following on from their sold-out live show in January at the Jazz Café in London, Session Victim and Jimpster head to Gorilla in July to headline the first Collaborate night.
Session Victim are one of Germanys most prolific & accomplished house music production duos today.
As composers, Hauke Freer and Matthias Reiling have been building an unmatched body of work over the last decade, most notably three genre defining triple LPs on the British dance music connoisseur label Delusions of Grandeur, a highly acclaimed downbeat concept album for the beloved Late Night Tales/ Night Time Stories record company as well as more than twenty EPs on vinyl only imprints like Retreat, XK or Pen & Paper and most recently Toytonics and Rhythm Section.
Add their impressive remix catalogue for artists such as Kink, Midnight Magic, Folamour, or Khruangbin and you’ll be hard pressed to find a contemporary record collection with no Session Victim in it at all.
Talking wax, it is the pair’s obsession with vinyl that had been the initial spark in friendship over two decades ago: Djing is and always has been then the main pillar in Hauke’s and Matthias’ musical relationship. It is a joy to watch Session Victim working the turntables together – and if it’s not their turn to spin records, chances are you find them just on the other side of the booth, dancing and cheering on the DJ themselves.
Producer, DJ, remixer, label boss, taste-maker. Jamie Odell wears many hats and wears them well.
Under his Jimpster alias, he has become one the most revered deep house artists operating on the scene today. His esteemed labels Freerange and Delusions Of Grandeur continue to help break incredible new music and equally impressive acts such as Detroit Swindle, Tornado Wallace and Session Victim. From his UK base, Jimpster has inadvertently become a standard-bearer and custodian of the authentic house sound and carries this flag to the four corners of the world.
Despite early releases dating right back to 1991 on Jumpin’ & Pumpin’, it was his seminal debut LP ‘Messages From The Hub’ which established Jimpster as an artist of note back in the late 90’s. This LP brought critical acclaim and invites for collaborations and remixes for artists as diverse as Coldcut, Kirk Degiorgio, Lamb, Airto Moreira and Bob Marley. The music has flowed steadily and consistently since then, mostly on Freerange, with the 2006 excursion ‘Square Up’ on Ben Watt’s seminal Buzzin Fly label proving to be a (temporary) transfer of one London-based deep house icon to another.
His current stat count as a remixer is touching a century and the acts to receive his midas touch include everyone from Osunlade (“Mommas Groove” still being hammered by Moodymann on a regular basis), Solomun, Kollektiv Turmstrasse and Josh Wink (‘Jus Right’ stole the show at Dixon’s 2015 Detroit Movement set) through to Bob Marley, Seal and Terrence Parker. More recent remixes for Detroit Swindle, Hot Since 82 and Danny Howells show that the inspiration is still flowing thick and fast.
With Jimpster still doing the business at globally renowned hotspots like Output (New York), Womb (Tokyo), and Watergate (Berlin), a slew of new music on the way including a new LP and with almost three decades of experience to draw on, we see clearly that the fire is still burning as brightly as ever.
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