- Published on Thursday, 30 May 2019 18:14
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.
First Edition of the Albanian Festival UNUM announces Zip, Raresh, Vera, tINI, Craig Richards and many more
- Published on Monday, 27 May 2019 12:25
FINAL LINE UP
- Published on Friday, 19 April 2019 18:08
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.
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.
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.
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
- Published on Tuesday, 09 April 2019 12:44
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Published on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:04
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!
Aural Eye (ᴠɪsᴜᴀʟs)
Jamie Lie A Kwie
Livio & Roby
Melchior Production Ltd (Live)