Saturday, August 26th • Green Room 4PM
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Kim Ann Foxman is the founder of Firehouse Recordings, an imprint which represents the true grit of New York City through sound. Since leaving the critically-acclaimed neo-disco outfit Hercules & Love Affair, she has turned her focus to her primary passions: raw, jacking house & techno designed to make you shake your ass. We welcome the New Yorker to our Green Room Saturday, August 26th, for a daytime throwdown.
Kim Ann Foxman (Firehouse New York, Hercules & Love Affair | NYC)
KIM ANN FOXMAN:
Kim Ann Foxman has now gone full circle. She’s stepped away from singing with New York’s neo-disco collective Hercules and Love Affair to return to her fundamental passions: rocking clubs as a DJ and producing raw electronic music. Channeling such a revived focus she’s also unleashing a brand new record label – Firehouse – in a promising collaboration with London based music and art label The Vinyl Factory.
“Early this year I moved into an amazing space in Brooklyn, it is an old firehouse. It is my base. My friends come over and I have a studio there now. I found the name ‘Firehouse’ very suggestive. I want to represent New York, represent its flavour and be a part of the music history that is so abundant here.”
Over the last two years she has been incubating and writing furtively. But having recently remixed (amongst others) The xx, and also collaborated with Maya Jane Coles, and Nick Anthony Simoncino’s alias Ron Jason, 2014 is now is the perfect time for Foxman to unfurl into her own space. “I’ve been having a lot of fun by making the production more about the process and events than ever before. I’ve not been afraid to get really weird and experimental which has made things really exciting, and it keeps things fresh. I’m creating my own samples and putting a lot of care into it, creating special moments, creating my own adventures ”
It is this sense of vitality that Foxman will expand in the next chapter of her remarkable career. “I’m physically having so much fun making music. I want my label to represent music that isn’t linear boring shit. Firehouse will be super-dynamic, gorgeous and weird.” Guardians of credibility and creativity such as Kim Ann Foxman need to be protected and propelled. She is a rare visionary who yearns to celebrate the golden era of authentic dance music whilst feeding from her fluid understanding of its imminent and intriguing future.