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x8 Tracks of the Summer by Bruno Curtis (Round Up)

 

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When we caught up with Round UP head honcho Bruno Curtis back in February, it was clear that him and the Agency were looking at a very hot summer. Now, things are in full swing, with the Round UP - Open Air at OFFweek on the 13th of June just around the corner. For the occasion, Bruno and the Round UP crew have curated an impressive all-star lineup with just the right amount of variation. Dub maestro Andrey Pushkarev and scene veteran Thomas Melchoir will join the rising Dutch Spokenn duo (comprising the accomplished Ferro and Reiss) as headliners. Support has been left in talented hands: Round UP’s own ANBC the collaborative project between Bruno Curtis and Alex Neival), in addition to Augustin Alvarez and Dafoe. Given Round UP’s exceptional reputation when it comes to their multi-dimensional artistic direction, Cote’s visuals should certainly complete the audio-visual experience. Ahead of the OFFweek open air, and in between all his other endeavours, we found time to catch up with Bruno Curtis, who chose 8 tracks of the summer to share with you. Here they are and to listen, simply click the name of the track.

 Kamran Sadeghi - Rise - Ritual Signal EP

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Florian Meffert - 01 (Loopdeville remix) - We Are EP

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 DJ Puma - something in the face

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First Edition of the Albanian Festival UNUM announces Zip, Raresh, Vera, tINI, Craig Richards and many more

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The brand new festival UNUM, which will held place in the Albanian town of Shengjin from May 31st to June 2nd of this year, just added a second wave of names to its exceptional line-up. Craig Richards, Leon, Adriatique, Raresh, tINI, Vera, Ferro will all be included among the already jaw-dropping line-up, where the first headliners announced were Luciano, Ricardo Villalobos, Butch, Petre Inspirescu, Praslea, Sonja Moonear, DeWalta and Dyed Soundorom.
 
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The first edition of this new event will bring underground house and techno to such as wide spectrum and level to the Albanian lands for the first time. The location chosen for the festival is by the seaside, on the stunning Mediterranean beauty that is the Albanian coastline; dense with breath taking landscapes which combine maritime pine forests and a mountain background with the coastline view. The festival will have three stages hosting 24 hours of music every day, so bring your sunglasses: sunrise and sunset parties are set to be one of the highlights of this three day stunning party. However the festival will not be focused solely on partying. You will be able to experience watersports, sun bathing, local cuisine and cultural trips and much more.
 
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The last additions to the festival's line-up are stunning. The Fabric long-time resident and Nothing Special label boss Craig Richards with his wide range of expert selections ranging from electro to straight house and techno, as well as the rominimal institution Raresh, who will bring his infectious groove to the party. Perlon’s boss Zip is also joining the party with his eclectic selections. You will also be able to attend sent from Ibiza’s tech house master tINI, and another favorite for minimal lovers, Vera. The other names added are Adriatique, Cap, Cris Rej, Erti Lutaj, Ferro, Franco Cinelli, Hugo Bianco, Igor Vicente, Jonny N’Travis, Joseph Capriati, Leon, Manoloco, Ohmme, Mike Shannon and Traumer. Considering the whole line-up, it will be hard to get some sleep during the three days.
 
The festival will provide everything you need; the extensive food and drink options include grill, fresh seafood, pizza, a salad-bar and vegan/vegetarian options. Expect also treats like an icre-cream van, a vitamin bar and a wide range of wine and cocktail bar for the more thirsty. A chillout zone with various shops will provide alternative entertainment to the main music of the festival to make sure no one in the audience is ever bored; massages, body-painting and plenty of hammocks will all be found.
 
 
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UNUM agreed to a collaboration with the Tourism Ministry of Albania to facilitate easy access and avoid any possible issues for its attendants. This means the best accommodation in the local area will be exclusively operated through UNUM in order to provide a secure and quality accommodation for everyone. Package price start from €239 for 3 nights accommodation, transfers, festival shuttle and 3-day festival pass with unlimited re-entry.
 
 
The easiest way to get to the festival will be to fly to Tirana, the Albanian capital, which is around 1 hour away. However, the location will be easily accessible from the surroundings with UNUM taking care of all the transfers to and from the festival for just 20€ (from Tirana, Podgorica, Pristina and Durres Ferry Port).
 
 

FINAL LINE UP

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Sundays at fabric: Steppin' Motion with Fabe, Lee Burton & More

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Parisian outfit Steppin’ Motion are set to cross the channel for their Room 1 debut on Sunday the 19thof May. The fabric takeover marks a new chapter for the Steppin’ Motion crew, who have established an estimable reputation for their tasty offering of events and releases that champion music for the body and soul.

Last year hallmarked the label’s first release, a stunning two-part split EP by don Mihai Popescu (MP), in addition to the launch of their Motion event series at Nouveau Casino in Paris, that welcomed guests including Lee Burton, Enrico Mantini, Janeret, Djebali among others.

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For their inaugural Farringdon outing, Steppin’ Motion have curated an attractive line-up of their all-star friends and family, with Fabe, Lee Burton, Haydn and Herck joining residents Swoop and Mooglee. Salty Nuts label head, BE9mainstay and one of Mannheim’s finest, Fabe has garnered a reputation wide and far for his slick brand of infectious minimal. A dancefloor connoisseur with a penchant for digging deep, Fabe will be bringing his formidable vibes and timeless taste. Lee Burton is at the forefront of a handful of artists pushing the scene forward in Athens. With a coveted catalogue of releases on labels including Finest Hour, Elephant Moon, Taverna Tracks and Raum…Musik, Lee Burton has steadily honed his sound. Expect classy, stripped-back groove with a healthy dose of heard and unheard gems.

 

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Rounding out the lineup is a B2B for the books: Curtea Veche all-stars Haydn and Herck. With Haydn at the helm of the highly respected, Fake, Curtea Veche and DreamsAreNotInside & OGE lables, it goes without saying that his ear for quality sound translates impeccably to the his impeccable track selection and dexterous mixing style in the booth. One of Romania’s most exciting rising talents, Herck has been making waves globally for his instantly recognisable productions that are rich in texture. Haydn and Herck have been increasingly appearing together at events and label showcases, growing into a talked-about combination for their spontaneous magic and faultless flow. Capping off the stellar lineup, are Steppin’ Motion residents Swoop and Mooglee, embodying everything that excites us about the creative hotbed that is the Parisian scene.

 

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Block out your calendars, as something tells us this is one worth taking Monday off. To celebrate the excitement, MEOKO are delighted to be collaborating with Steppin’ Motion to offer an exclusive prize. Steppin’ Motion have put together a fresh stack of wax, including some of the hottest releases from those on the lineup. The prize in question includes Julien Sandre’s Melancholia EP on Fake (FR012), Viceversa’s forthcoming three tracker on OGE (OGE010), Lee Burton’s outing on Finest Hour (FH12), Part 2 of Fabe’s Sketch EP on Valioso Recordings(VAL019) and of course Mihai Popescu’s stunning Still 1 Measure EP - Part 2 on Steppin’ Motion (SMR002). For your chance to fill your bag with these treats 

To be in with the chance of winning this very special prize to this exciting event, simply email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with  'Steppin' Motion' as the subject heading. Good luck!

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Meoko x Point This Saturday with Piticu

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On Saturday the 13thof April, Point and Meoko are incredibly excited to be joining forces for a one-night journey in a formidable warehouse setting. Over the last few years, Point has grown into an unground institution, with exceptional music and freedom of expression always at the forefront of their vision.

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The evening ahead will offer an escapists delight, set to the musical backdrop of the intricate sounds you know and love. We are delighted to unveil the lineup, featuring an impressive stack of talent: Piticu, Lamine, Denny Kem, Gianni Ardito, Dean Marc. Bucharest’s Piticu sits amongst the stalwarts of the scene, with over a decade of experience honing his taste and skills. The Sunwaves regular is revered for sets that are rich in textural intricacies; sounds that we cannot wait to welcome back to London. The calibre of talent joining him is equally as exceptional, with a tastefully curated selection of London’s finest set to offer a sonic journey through their flawless selections, each with a uniquely crafted musical identity in their own right.

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Of course the evenings antics would not be complete without a tastefully curated visual backdrop, which we are incredibly honoured to bring to you by our new sub project: Vivid. Vivid is an Agency with a heavy focus on visuals/motion graphics and design, and will be executing the artistic vision of the evening.

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Sure to be an evening of unerring magic, this is not one to miss. Keep your eyes peeled on the facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/368695330374661/ for all you need to know.

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Sunwaves Completes Line-up With 2nd Wave of Artists

Sunwaves just publically announced the second waves of artists completing the line-up for this year. Reading through the long list of long-time key figures and booming talents, we are looking forward more and more to this year's special week on Mamaia's beach coming up at the end of the month. All the names added below!

 

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Alci
Amir Javasoul
Andrei Ciubuc
Apollonia
Aural Eye (ᴠɪsᴜᴀʟs)
Cesar Merveille
Chad Andrew
Charlie
Cotė (ᴠɪsᴜᴀʟs)
Craig Richards
Damian Lazarus
Dan Andrei
David Gtronik
DeWalta
Derek
Dubtil
Emi
Faster
Floog (live)
Gevorg Simonyan
Giuliano Lomonte
Guti
Herodot
Ion Ludwig
James McHale
Jamie Jones
Jamie Lie A Kwie
Javier Carballo
Jay Bliss
Jean Pierre
John Dimas
Joseph Capriati
K!d Chriss
Livio & Roby
Maher Daniel
Marco Faraone
Margaret Dygas
Melchior Production Ltd (Live)
Mihai Pol
Mihigh
Miss I
Noetic (ᴠɪsᴜᴀʟs)
Nu Zau
Pareidolia (ᴠɪsᴜᴀʟs)
Petre Inspirescu
Piticu
Praslea
Prichindel
Ramona Yacef
Randall M
Raresh
Rhadoo
Robin Ordell
Roustam
Sakro
Sepp
Shaun Reeves
Sonja Moonear
Sublee
Traumer
Valentino Kanzyani
Vlada
Zip

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