Shaun Reeves and Halo

Footloose and UNION present, Shaun Reeves (Visionquest) and Halo

Shaun Reeves and Halo

Sat · February 3, 2018

Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm (event ends at 3:00 am)

Union Nightclub

$12.00 - $20.00

This event is 21 and over

Shaun Reeves
Shaun Reeves
Shaun Reeves is an internationally-acclaimed DJ, producer and label owner. A founding member of the trailblazing group Visionquest, his influence reaches far beyond the cities he has called home and stretches around the globe.

Growing up in Michigan and brought up musically on a diet of house and techno in nearby Detroit, Shaun moved to the city in his late teens and began organizing small club nights and loft parties with his friends.

Upon getting involved in the Detroit Scene, Shaun was immediately influenced heavily by the more minimal sounds from djs/artists such as Daniel Bell, Magda and especially from Zip and the Perlon label. This influence and a search for new inspiration led Shaun to take a summer holiday to Berlin in 2004 that turned into 10 years living in the city. In this time his deft touch as a DJ won him fans on dance floors from Panorama Bar to Fabric, DC10, Robert Johnson and countless other highly influential underground clubs.

Combined with his time on the road with Visionquest, Shaun Reeves has covered much of the globe over the past decade, enthralling audiences on both sides of the Atlantic with his own highly distinctive mixture of American house, both classic and contemporary, and the deepest, most cutting edge aspects of post-minimal techno and tech-house. .

In tandem with his DJing, Shaun Reeves has maintained a consistent level of production work, releasing on labels such as Wolf + Lamb, Raum...Musik, Catwash, No. 19 Music and his own Visionquest imprint. The artist is also an in- demand remixer, contributing remixes for Visionquest/ David Lynch, Tracy Thorn, Dop, Dinky (Sven Väth’s label Cocoon).

Today, Shaun Reeves is determined to focus on his solo career and wishes to explore new possibilities in terms of musical creation. With plans afoot for a slew of high-quality releases, which embody his leftfield yet accessible take on house and techno, his release schedule for the coming year is already looking busier than ever.
Halo has been involved with dance music since he got his first job at Chicago's Hip House Records at the age of 9. Naturally progressing into the world of the DJ at age 12, Halo was soon a Chicago favorite even though he wasn't old enough to get into the clubs.

After the psychotic atmosphere of the Midwest rave scene had lost its appeal, production seemed to be more than the next step, it was Halo's way of connecting with the rest of the world and a way to escape the increasing intensity of Chicago. Working A&R for Moody records allowed Halo to connect more closely with other producers around the States whose work he respected and wanted to support.

A longtime friendship and common interests led him to try a project with Hipp-e and the H-Foundation was established. Sets at Fabric London, Turbo Toronto, Zouks Singapore, Soma Glasgow, Twilo New York, More Amsterdam, Pacha Buenos Aires, and Allenby Tel-Aviv caused clubbers worldwide to re-evaluate what they could and would dance to. Music that they had always considered too deep was finally being presented to them the right way and their Saturday nights would never be the same. His sets at raves in New Zealand, Montreal, Croatia, Spain, Brazil and all over the United States challenged him to bridge the gap between the depth he needed to fulfill himself and the energy that the crowds were craving.

This idea gave way to releases like the seminal "Future" on Siesta and his remix for Sirus' "Eye For An Eye" on NRK and has inspired a whole new generation of producers and DJ's to follow suit. After a hectic period of DJ tours around the world, Halo is using the inspiration he received on the road to release music he firmly believes in on his own label Bluem. Pre-release orders for the first Bluem release, a solo project, have already outdone sales of any other record from the West coast while future releases include contributions from producers in Spain, San Francisco, Vancouver, and of course from Halo himself.

Halo continues to evolve as a producer, to rock the floor as a DJ, and to participate and succeed in the dog eat dog world of the music industry and yet remains the avid fan and number one supporter of dance music that he was when he was only nine years old.

After the huge success of the "Environments" album, a concept that he and Halo worked on together with live musicians and represents the fusion of styles that has become their trademark, the boys now feel it is time to move on with their careers. They have amicably agreed to go their separate ways, with Hipp-e representing the H-Foundation moniker, and each of them DJing as solo artists.
Venue Information:
Union Nightclub
4067 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA, 90019