Phonobar presents SONNS Jeniluv (Making Shapes / LA)

  • Jeniluv (Making Shapes / Surround / Dusk Camp) SONNS (Making Shapes, Kompakt, Machine) + Alex Ohyama (Acid Test) Originally from the warehouse rave culture of Los Angeles, Jeni left to San Francisco in the mid 90's for art school and night life. Playing SF's disco scenarios and queer clubs for over a decade. Returning to Los Angeles in 2005, Jeni catapulted the Los Angeles after hours scene with his event Making Shapes, alongside partner Sonns. Jeni has played a vital role on the West Coast with several party concepts and as a contributor for labels Roam Recordings and Psychicbody. Dropping in to play International gems Love International, Psychemagik Forest and Berlin's best queer parties, or the classic Rex Club, and cavernous underground parties of Greece and Italy. The swiss army knife of dance music in LA, Jeni Co-Founded Dusk Camp and is part of the 'Surround' Dj trio with partners Heidi Lawden and Masha. Currently crushing parties like 'We Still Believe' with The Black Madonna and hosting alluring artists on their line ups, from Honey Dijon to DJ Nobu. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Alexandre Mouracade's roots in the Los Angeles music scene span the better part of two decades not only as a musician and DJ, but also as the founder of the globally hyped party, "Making Shapes" and more recently as a charting producer under the moniker, Sonns and Split Secs with Travis Kirschbaum. Mouracade's roots reach as far back as the Southern California punk scene that gave rise to an equally as rich underground club world in the 90s. He studied jazz improvisation and music theory in college, at which time he bought his first samplers and sequencers. In the process, Alexandre got a severe addiction to buying records and finding old synths to record and learn from. Mouracade's music and DJ sets reflect his passion for digging deep and not sticking to a specific genre - but by finding those tracks that have a timelessness to fit any moment on the dance floor. Since 2012, Split Secs landed on various charts and track listings when the duo’s first EP “I’m Not Losin’” (Jolly Jams) earned heavy rotation worldwide. The warm and relatable analog feel carried over to Mouracade's solo effort, SONNS with his debut track, 'On My Mind' moving feet across the globe. In addition to owning and operating the Machine Limited label with Kirschbaum, Mouracade is not only staking claim for himself as one to watch but giving Los Angeles the attention it deserves as a bastion for dance music. Currently SONNS is releasing music on Kompakt Records, Hottrax, ESP Institute and his own Machine Limited. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Alex Ohyama is a Tokyo born DJ and producer who currently splits his time between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Best known for his current collaborative project Acid Test, an acid house/acid techno party that was birthed in Chicago by the Tyrel Williams in 2007, his focus has been set on bringing unconventional music to clubs with a heavy emphasis on booking well known artists who truly represent the acid sound, such as Traxx, Interstellar Funk and Black Merlin. As the Acid Test brand has grown Alex and Tyrel have been able to expand and bring the party to other cities, and have since been putting forth their efforts toward throwing more underground events outside the confines of nightclubs.
  • Phonobar presents SONNS Jeniluv (Making Shapes / LA) - Flyer front