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The Last Robotique and Interview With Billy W

October 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

robotique 500x262 The Last Robotique and Interview With Billy W

Tonight marks the last Robotique at Kung Fu Necktie.  I have to say I was quite surprised that it was ending.  Robotique has been going strong for 2 plus years as a weekly which is throughly impressive.  To mark the occasion, I wanted to find out more from Billy Werner one of the two resident DJ’s along with Ryan T.

For those that have missed out on the past 2 plus years, what is Robotique?

Robotique is a weekly party where one can expect to hear everything from disco to house to rock to funk and back again. In layman’s terms, we were a DJ night presented by hardcore music heads for other hardcore music heads.

What did Billy W and Ryan T do before Robotique?

Played and collected music. Both of us come from band backgrounds and discovered DJing through years of record collecting. I started playing drums in punk rock bands in 1993. Started collecting wax shortly after that and began DJing in some capacity in 1998.

Have you guys always djed the same style of music? What got you into djing?

Ryan has always played synth-based music and soul music. I started out with northern soul and rare groove. Breakbeats got me interested in jungle and drum n bass, which is how I really learned how to mix. Eventually I parlayed the skills acquired during that time into disco and house.. It was kind of a logical progression to get where I am now in terms of taste and interests.

Read the rest of the interview and listen to and download a mix from the last guest, Jamie 3:26.


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Tonight: Robotique 3 Year Anniversary with Runaway

September 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment

robotique 3 year anniversary runaway Tonight: Robotique 3 Year Anniversary with Runaway
Congrats to the Robotique crew on their third year anniversary tonight with Runaway (DFA, On the Prowl).  Billy W & Ryan T clearly tapped into something missing being able to keep the party going week in and week out!  It’s only $5 all night at Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front Street)

Somehow Robotique has survived as a regular Philadelphia event for 3 years and as a weekly party for 2 of those years. It is hard enough to throw a successful monthly here and we are proud that we have accomplished so much and have become a fixture in the Philadelphia nightlife community. We embrace music of the past, present and future and in the last year, we have welcomed guests as diverse as Dam Funk, Ron Trent, Kon & Amir, Soft Rocks, Dave P, Shawn Ryan, Li’l Dave, Apt One, Dave Tat, Trus’me, Linkwood, DJ Spinna, King Britt and we have welcomed Rich Medina as a monthly resident. All of these artists have played incredible sets for us, have carefully selected records and have shown us nothing but love and respect. We thank Philadelphia and
these artists for showing us love and making our event what it is.

Please come celebrate 3-years with us as we welcome NYC’s RUNAWAY as our guests. Runaway is made up of producers and DJ’s Marcos Cabral and Jacques Renault. As a unit and as individuals, Marcos and Jacques have releases out on DFA, I’m a Cliche and On The Prowl, RVNG, Perlon and have remixed Moby, Holy Ghost and Canyons among others. Their blend of soulful disco sounds and 80’s and 90’s underground house fit perfectly into the Robotique template and we are thrilled to welcome them back
for their second appearance at the event..

Robotique 3 Year Anniversary
Fri, Sept 10, 2010
feat Runaway (DFA)
Billy W & Ryan T
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N. Front Street

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Mojito At Octo

June 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment

mojito july back Mojito At Octo

Mojito rolls on into summer with residents from Robotique this Saturday at Octo.  I really can’t say enough at what great things the Robotique guys are doing.  They’ve been going strong every Friday at Kung Fu Necktie for quite awhile now and are bringing in great guests.  They have a musical selection that is practically unmatched and great skill mixing it all up.  Make it a Robotique weekend, with King Britt tonight at their weekly at Kung Fu Necktie and then on the water with Jayo at Mojito at Octo.

Jayo looks like he has a great summer lined up with Sparkles next week, then Staccatto, with Dave P, Cosmo Baker vs Eli Escobar and Zombie Disco Squad all coming up.  It’s all happening man!  $5 with Facebook RSVP.


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Friday: Robotique Presents Dam-Funk

March 11th, 2010 · No Comments

dam funk Friday: Robotique Presents Dam Funk

This Friday Robotique presents the return of Stone’s Throw Record’s Dam-Funk! This man is the epitome of West Coast boogie funk.

As a DJ/selector, Dãm attracts the most discerning Boogie Funk afficionados within driving distance of his storied Monday-night Funkmosphere parties. But it’s not just collectors at the bar toasting to the melodic sounds. Anyone who grooves to the likes of Slave, Aurra, early Prince, Prelude Records and the like, will get a dose of those groups’ unknown contemporaries – more obscure but equally Funk-worthy.

Download and listen to Passion a track realeased straight from the lab by Dam-Funk in mid February.
Dam-Funk – Passion

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Tickets are only $10 and you better buy them in advance because this will sell out.

Robotique takes their journey into funk, disco and more every Friday with your pilots Bill W and Ryan T at Kung Fu Necktie.

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Tonight: Robotique with Rich Medina!

March 5th, 2010 · 1 Comment

robotique rich medina Tonight: Robotique with Rich Medina!

2 nights in one week? You can never have enough of Philly’s own Big Rich Medina spinning for only $5. Catch him at the Friday night fixture of Robotique with Billy W and Ryan T.  Robotique continually impresses me with their brand of funk and special guests.  Be sure to wish Billy W a happy birthday while you’re there too!

Every Friday with residents
Billy W & Ryan T
featuring Rich Medina tonight
Kung Fu Neck Tie
Front and Thompson
10 – 2

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