LTJ Bukem & MC Conrad (UK) Progression Sessions @ LUXY, 2/27

Another night to remember!

And 2/28 is another holiday!

Stay tuned…

LTJ Bukem is the stage name used by the drum and bass musician, producer and DJ Danny Williamson (born 1967, London). He is most associated with the jazzy, atmospheric side of drum and bass, and his record label Good Looking Records, which defined and remains near-synonymous with the subgenre.

Williamson was raised in Watford, England. He was trained as a classical pianist and discovered jazz fusion in his teenage years, having a jazz funk band at one stage. However by the late 1980s he decided to become a DJ, and gained fame in the rave scene of the early 1990s. As a producer, he released a series of classic jungle tracks such as Demon’s Theme (1991), Atlantis and Music (1993).

He then dipped in visibility as a producer, with his work running legendary London club night Speed and his record label Good Looking Records coming to the fore. A series of compilations entitled Logical Progression highlighted a jazz and ambient influenced side of drum and bass. The style became widely known as intelligent drum and bass, although Bukem himself maintained opposed to the moniker, unhappy with the implication that other styles of jungle were not intelligent. Bukem also explored the downtempo end of electronic lounge music, with sister label Looking Good and the Earth series of compilations. Some of the artists who rose to fame under Good Looking in this period include Blame, Seba, Big Bud, Blu Mar Ten, Future Engineers, and Artemis.

On July 16, 1995 he did an Essential Mix alongside MC Conrad. In 1997 he remixed the James Bond theme for David Arnold’s concept album of James Bond music. In 2000 he finally released a debut solo album, the double-CD Journey Inwards. The album heavily emphasised his jazz fusion influences. 2001 saw a remix of Herbie Hancock.

He DJs extensively around the world, often under the Logical Progression or Progression Sessions banner, with other Good Looking artists and house MCs Conrad and DRS.

LTJ Bukem & MC Conrad’s Progression Sessions: Taipei LIVE Recording @ LUXY!

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

LTJ Bukem, aka Danny Williamson, and MC Conrad (Thompson) have been mesmerizing stunned crowds around the globe for a decade and a half.  From the early days of raves to today, their sounds of the future have always lured the discriminating listener out of the now and into a dreamy world of soothing, smooth, soulful sounds peppered with dashes of frenetic beats that have come to be known as Intelligent/Atmospheric/Ambient Drum and Bass, aka “the GLO sound” (after the Good Looking Organization stable of labels owned by Danny himself).  

Although he is in fact one of the founding godfathers of the Jungle/Drum and Bass genres, he is best known for not following the trend of 90% of DnB DJs/styles which are overwhelmingly more hard-core and aggressive.  Instead, he has stubbornly remained uncompromising in his own soundscapes.    

MC Conrad likewise differs from most MCs.  His deep baritone voice and truly lyrical style easily command the crowd, but are never over done.  He may rap or sing or step back and do absolutely nothing allowing the right song to do the right thing at the right time.  

As anyone who has been to a Progression Sessions gig knows, they are legendary.  Whether in front of 300 people in a small hip hop club in Shanghai, 3,000 people in The Metro Theater in Sydney, Fabric or The End in London, festivals in Russia, to 28 US cities in 30 days and beyond.  Once you’ve been bit, you can’t quit!  

Here in Taipei, in 2003 they played the first NYE party @ LUXY in the old Lotus room, to a packed house and nearly blew the walls out.  They have returned every year since.  No other International act has performed at LUXY more, and for good reason.  

This year, on Tuesday, February 27th (the night before the 228 Peace Holiday), the dynamic duo will be recording their set, and the crowd, LIVE, for consideration of a Progression Sessions: Taipei.  Don’t miss this chance to be a part of history!  

SPECIAL PROMOTION: FREE entrance b4 11 with considerable camouflage clothing (top or bottom), OR $299 b4 11 w/1 drink, OR $599 after 11 w/2 drinks. You decide!

Doors open at 9:30, close at 5ish


LUXY, Chunghsiao East Road, Section 4, Taipei (Chunghsiao-Tunhua MRT Exit 2)

Want to reserve a table? 0955 904 600

First time in Taipei NYE '03/04:

Second time:

Great LIVE vid:

Do you know if Bukem is playing in HK?

No sir, he is not. He’ll arrive from the UK and play at LUXY tomorrow, then off to Australia for a couple of weeks.

You still have plenty of time to hop over here!