DJ Pierre and Kai Alce in The Lab Atlanta

For the first time, Mixmag’s Lab series will be hitting Atlanta with BULLDOG Gin for a special one f event, continuing the tradition showcasing the finest DJs with a post-work unwind. On Wednesday, December 11, acid house pioneer DJ Pierre and veteran Kai Alce will delve into the sounds their house roots.

Hailing from Chicago, DJ Pierre is easily known as one house music’s pioneers. At the start the house movement, he gained inspiration from founders such as Frankie Knuckles, Ron Hardy and Farley “Jackmaster” Funk. Alongside Phuture members, DJ Spank Spank and Herb J, he managed to innovate an entirely new genre house music with their infamous 1987 hit, ‘Acid Tracks’. Released on Trax Records, it featured the all-too-recognizable squelching sound the Roland TB-303, setting the foundation for the acid sound. Since his initial breakthrough, Pierre has released inumerable tracks including ‘Your Only Friend,’ ‘Box Energy’, and ‘We are Phuture’ under several different aliases, presenting his prolific success as both a DJ and a producer. The LAB Atlanta will be an opportunity to tune into his legacy in an intimate setting.

Deep house hero Kai Alce will also be contributing to the vibe with his soulful and emotive sounds. With Haitian roots and an NYC upbringing, Alce intends to preserve the black foundations house music. The DJ and producer has released music on Moodymann’s Mahogani Music and Omar S’s FXHE label and has since begun his own imprint, NDATL Muzik whose name praises three influential cities - New York, Detroit and Atlanta. He also held a weekly residency at Atlanta’s MJQ club, throwing the 10-year-long DEEP party. A staple the scene, he now regularly heads an annual afterparty for Detroit’s Movement Festival.

To get us in the mood, multi-instrumentalist Words Nio will be opening the night with his deep, melodic house and techno. Reigning from Spain, Yul Gomez aims to open higher levels consciousness with the power his sound.

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Watch DJ Pierre and Kai Alce’s set in The Lab Atlanta streamed to Facebook. The set will also be available on Mixmag’s YouTube channel here.

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