268 Karangahape Road, Auckland

JAMES AMATO (USA)

James Amato

DJ James Amato (US)

Saturday, January 23rd

Ink & Coherent, 262 -268 Karangahape Road,  Newton

10PM | adv. tix: $15, door tix: $20

Featuring:
James Amato of Potty Mouth Music (two-hour set).

With support from DJs Greg Churchill, Sam Hill, Daniel Farley, Mark Emerson, North Shore Pony Club, Joe B & Corey K, Ear Candy, Jono Peters, Jaycen Amour, Mitch Lowe, Jeremy Illes and Running With Scissors

Potty Mouth Music label boss James Amato heads to Australia and New Zealand for his first time at the end of January 2010 for two weeks. The ‘Down Under’ Tour features stops in Sydney, Auckland, Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne. Fellow Potty Mouth artist Adam Bozzeto will be opening up for James in both Sydney and Brisbane. See below for exact show listings!

James Amato’s business-savvy approach to the music industry has kept him balancing roles of promoter, record label owner, and Dj for more than a decade. From hosting his first one-off event in 1999 to securing his position as Director of Music and Bookings at Chicago’s historically Smart Bar in 2006, James has become one of the most widely recognized names on the national & electronic music scene. In 2007 James established his industry presence further, launching his widely successful fidget/electo/tech house label, Potty Mouth Music, which has earned him notoriety worldwide.

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James Amato (USA)

Potty Mouth Music
SmartBar

James Amato’s business-savvy approach to the music industry has kept him balancing roles of promoter, record label owner, and Dj for more than a decade. From hosting his first one-off event in 1999 to securing his position as Director of Music and Bookings at Chicago’s historically SmartBar since 2006, James has become one of the most widely recognized names on the national & electronic music scene. In 2007 James established his industry presence further, launching his widely successful fidget/electo/tech house label, Potty Mouth Music, which has earned him notoriety worldwide.

James launched his music career in his native city of Milwaukee WI, where he climbed through the promotional ranks of the local and Midwest rave scene in the 1990s. After working at pioneering electronic music venues—including Revolutions Records and Bassment with promoter and mentor Steven Kaye -James invested back in 2004 into the industry by becoming co-owner and director of music and bookings at Milwaukee’s Mantra Lounge. Here he launched Kamasutra, a legendary Friday event that ran for three years. The consistent success of Kamasutra put the city’s club scene on the national radar, as it garnered press attention from publications including URB and earned James a front-page cover story in Nightclub/Bar Magazine. His success also earned him runner-up for the “Best Promoter” in the U.S. by URB magazine.

In September 2006, James relocated to Chicago to become the new Director of Music and Bookings at Chicago’s SmartBar, a historic venue with a 25-year tradition of showcasing electronic talent. Under the guidance of owner Joe Shanahan James broaden his scope as a promoter and bookings director, debuting innovative artists to Chicago, including Switch, Alan Braxe, Digitalism, Crookers, Erol Alkan and Claude Vonstroke.

In 2008, Club Systems Int. recognized his efforts to diversify and promote Chicago’s electronic music scene by selecting him as one of its “Next 10 Exciting Up-and-Comers” as part of its annual VIP Edition—“Nightlife’s 30 Most Influential People.” Additionally, James has received critical Chicago fanfare in 2007, when he was named part of NewCity magazine’s “45 Most Influential People That Rock Chicago!”

James’ promotional rise on the underground electronic scene led to his creation of two widely success digital/vinyl labels, including his 2007 venture, Potty Mouth Music, which showcases a diverse roster of fidget and tech house producers. With artists including: Santiago & Bushido, Crookers, HiJack and the Mightyfools, Potty Mouth Music has established itself as an innovative label embracing the newer dirty-quirky union of electro, house, techno and crunk releasing over 30+ Eps.

In October 2009 James relocated to Los Angeles, CA where he continues to push the industry envelope in balancing his career as a promoter, label-owner, dj and producer.

His dedication in the studio and in the club continues to the industry standard of the international electronic music scene.

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