W.A.R.M.T.H. is the organization run by Detroit’s own Aaron-Carl, hosting a weekly Internet radio show "The W.A.R.M.T.H. Sessions" and organizing its own events.
The organization is set to host a Thanksgiving Eve event at Club Oslo. For this event, they’ll be bringing out a diverse selection of some of the Detroit’s hottest electronic artists.
Aaron-Carl speaks to Electronic Directory about his W.A.R.M.T.H. organization, the upcoming Preservation event and future plans for the organization. We then caught up with fellow Detroit DJ Bone, who will be playing alongside Aaron, to ask a few questions about the W.A.R.M.T.H. and how he prepares for the event.
Interview with Aaron-Carl by Kazuumi Ishii
You’ve said on your Facebook page that "There’s just something SPECIAL about Electronic Music from Detroit." What’s been happening lately ? How’s Detroit ?
Detroit is doing what we do best… We’re behind the scenes, working tirelessly and preparing to hit the music world HARD — all over again…
Can you tell us a bit about W.A.R.M.T.H. ? What was the initial idea behind the W.A.R.M.T.H. organization ?
W.A.R.M.T.H. is an acronym that stands for "We Are Revolutionizing the Movement of Techno & House." Our mission is to honor the ones who have paved the way, reclaim our scene — contrary to what you may have heard, Detroit is NOT finished yet — and preserve the history and legacy of Detroit Electronic Music.
Why W.A.R.M.T.H. now ?
I feel like our scene needs rejuvenation. Our music has impacted the world for many years, but here in our own back yard, we don’t appreciate it. Some of the newer generation doesn’t even KNOW about it ! By creating awareness, people will realize that some of today’s most innovative electronic music DJs & producers are either FROM Detroit, IN Detroit, or heavily influenced BY Detroit. It’s something to be proud of…
You are hosting an W.A.R.M.T.H. event later this month. What can we expect from that ?
You can definitely expect a mind-blowing experience, that’s for sure! We carefully selected a lineup to showcase Detroit’s diversity and spirit at its best. We are capturing the essence of what makes Detroit so special in the first place. We’re defying stereotypes, but most importantly, we are RAISING THE BAR. Believe me when I say that Detroit has DJs & producers that can tear some of these international "icons" a new asshole. That’s exactly what we plan to do at this event !
You have some quality acts lined up for the W.A.R.M.T.H. events. DJ Bone, John Collins and Quentin Harris will be playing at that event. Did you select them personally for the night ?
Yes, I did. Quentin needs no introduction — he’s fabulous ! John Collins was one of the main DJs to get me hooked on House music. DJ Bone is paying homage to his roots by preparing a special House set for the night. We each have our own signature styles, but there’s a certain "something" that bonds us together. It’s hard to put it into words, but it will be evident at this event.
Are there any plans to hold any residencies on weekends ?
Absolutely — and that’s just the beginning…
Interview with DJ Bone by Kazuumi Ishii
Preservation is the second W.A.R.M.T.H. event, and you played there during last year’s DEMF weekend. What is it that keeps bringing you back to the W.A.R.M.T.H. events ?
The W.A.R.M.T.H. movement means a great deal to the preservation and revitalization of Detroit Electronic music and it’s champions. I haven’t played in Detroit much since I left my residency at Motor years ago. Since then, there’s been a lack of club owners willing to allow Detroit artists to do anything in their venues that isn’t commercial. I’m not one for just complaining without doing something to make a situation better. I’ve always tried to actively be part of the solution to what’s wrong in Detroit, inside and outside of the city !
How do you prepare for such an event ?
This is going to be a unique opportunity for me to play a House set again, so I’m very excited ! To prepare I’m going to fill my record box with all of the hottest records (past, present and unreleased) I have. Then it’s all up to me to rock the party. I’m definitely on a mission for this event.
Any last words before you play at the Preservation event ?
Preservation is only the beginning. All I can say is watch for more from W.A.R.M.T.H., DJ Bone and Subject Detroit.
W.A.R.M.T.H. to play Thanksgiving Eve in Detroit
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Club Oslo, Detroit | Doors open at 9pm | $10 before midnight / $15 after
- QUENTIN HARRIS
- DJ BONE
- ERIC JOHNSON
- TINK THOMAS
- KARL LUCAS
- DJ JOHN COLLINS
Tickets are now available to purchase from the W.A.R.M.T.H. website.
W.A.R.M.T.H. will release its first compilation later this year. Named "Preservation: The Past, Present & Future" it will feature new and exclusive tracks. The compilation features tracks by Aaron-Carl, DJ Bone, Gary Martin, Scan 7 and Mad Mike Banks amongst others. The compilation will be on shelves at the Preservation event, then you can purchase one from the W.A.R.M.T.H. website.