The Sunday Bunch, with the support of Meoko London and Dram Atic, are starting the winter in London with a warm event at StarLane Pizza Bar. Based on a strong history in organizing events and well known in Bulgaria, they are now crossing the boarders to share their concept way and beyond. T heir passion in music and creativity are making special moments characterized by joy, high quality music and a great atmosphere.
Event’s headliner will be Harry Mccanna. Full artist, DJ and producer, based in London, he creates a bridge between minimal, stripped-back house and techno which makes his music and performance unique. He managed to bring his sets not only in London but also throughout UK, Spain, Belgium or Australia. Besides his acts, he is one of the co-founders of the local party and imprint NorthSouth. Putting all together, Harry Mccanna is always promising a good party.
Alongside Harry, you will meet Alexandar Kyosev, house and techno DJ and producer from Bulgaria, who manages Caph label. The day will be completed by the amazing set of Mario Milev, Bulgarian artist known for this great performance in Sofia and the explosive b2b with Slavi Peev, Co-Founder at Friends from AFAR and Georgi, Founder of the The Sunday Bunch.
Make your Sunday Bunch on 8th of December, 2019 at StarLane.
Event Info HERE
Words: Dan Miruna
It's easy to lose sight of just how much Thomas Melchior has produced over his time within the music industry. Diving deeper and more intimately involved with his music over the course of a 20+ year career, Melchior has embraced the challenges and time required to create something memorable and worthwhile.
Melchior first made a name for himself in the beginning of the 90’s releasing on Aphex Twins’ Rephlex label as part of electronica duo Vulva together with Tim Hutton, and later as Yoni on Move D’s Source Records. To top this up Thomas and Baby Ford reduced house music to its thinnest yet deepest elements and released music as Sunpeople, Soul Capsule, and part of the Ifach Collective and M-Core initially only on Trelik and Ifach but later on his own label Aspect Music.
Member of Villalobos’ Narod Niki, Melchior ‘s work also includes collaborations with Luciano, Ricardo Villalobos, Bruno Pronsato, Zip and Fumiya Tanaka to name a few. As Melchior Productions, Thomas became one of the pillars of the minimal house movement on Perlon, Playhouse, a:rpia:r, Smallville and Cadenza. He remains one of the undergrounds true visionaries - an esteemed veteran, and master of the wheels of steel.
Music Through Pictures is where we attempt to highlight the relationship between art, sound, images and music whilst also getting an insight into the musical minds of some of our favourite DJs and producers...
A deep space, the alien sunrise is where I want to be
Sometimes I feel lonely and longing for someone to take my hand.
The moon and the tides and the emotions and feelings. Just life
The time disappears while you are dancing
WARNING: only fools fall in love
A wall full of Perlon
There is a kind of magic in nature that will amaze you
Surreal abstractions, it's a mad world
School of fish
Dance, you can make your best spiritual experience.
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Italy's Yaya has been on a roll in the scene over the last 10 years with prestigious tracks on Desolat, Cadenza and Celesta to name a few. He's managed to create a recognizable and distinctive sound right away, characterized by excellent use of percussive and melodic elements, always crafting pure dancefloor-pleasure tunes, and founding his label Tamango Records in 2016 was just a matter of time.
Today, we bring to you the man himself who's about to drop tomorrow his debut album "You Decide" on Tamango Records, which consists of an exclusive 2x12" vinyl LP.
Don't forget to listen to the exclusive MEOKO premiere of "Yaya - Black Mamba" and his latest podcast he's just made for us!
Ciao Yaya! You're finally about to release your first album! How do you feel about that and why did you wait for so long?
Hey guys! Thanks for having me on, I'm sooo excited and happily nervous about that. I can't believe that it's finally dropping tomorrow! I think that the wait was worth it. It was a personal choice as in the past I had many occasions to release it, but I didn't think it was the right time, unlike now.
We've listened to the album which has a clear and distinctive sound, which can be immediately associated with your trademark style. Despite this, you've been able to reach the perfect balance between your "new sound" without forgetting your more minimal-percussive roots. How was this possible? Which is the most significant track on the album?
I think that "Ebi Awon" is both the perfect track to describe the way I approach my work in the studio and the most significant one in terms of sentimental value if you go that way. I’m very close to this track which is the most important of the album for me because it has involved all my family and I some sweet memories of the days I’ve spent working on it. Once fulfilled with the groove and the bassline, I've been joined by my sisters in my Berlin studio and after finding some good lyrics to add to the track, we've called our aunt in Africa to let us translate in Yoruba. After that, I've recorded my sisters' beautiful vocal parts and I think that these Yoruba chants add some real fire to the track. The text is about the values of the family, which for me continues to be the most important thing: that's why having involved both of my sisters in this track is so relevant to me.
You've worked on this album for 1 year circa. Have you mostly created this album sitting on your studio chair or touring around the world?
I think that I've started each track outside of my studio, just using my laptop and a controller, even if I was attending on my plane or returning to the hotel after some serious after-hour moments! Each track has its own story and I hope you can feel the inspiration that led me to create them. I can say that this album is almost a round-trip around the world, as some tracks were born from the Maldives to India, from Miami to Berlin.
Apart from the vocal contributes of your sisters, within the album, there are no collaborations with other producers. It seems that you had a wonderful time working with them. Will you "use" them again in the future?
Of course, I will! Working with my sisters was such a funny experience and I definitely will work with Karice and Mayery again.
Will "You Decide" be followed by a remix album?
It's still too early to talk about a remix album since the original hasn't even come out yet, but I can tell you that it will be another double vinyl with some really interesting names.
If you had to release another album, not produced by yourself, on Tamango Records, who would you like to "host", as a label owner?
That's a pretty hard question, but I'd say Audio Werner because he's one of my favourite producers ever!
Any final shoutout or anticipation for what's coming next?
I would like to thank all my team at Artist Alife in particular Loco Dice, Leo Duarte and Grace who always know how to motivate me and give me the best advice on how improve myself both as a person and as an artist, and obviously also Francesco Quieti who is giving me a big help on managing my label.
Words by Francesco Quieti
London’s Into The Woods has long been leading the way in the underground scene, continually setting the benchmark with minimal-leaning parties in the finest locations. For Halloween this year, the outfit are teaming up with label-of-the-moment Telum to present some of the scene’s most exciting talents at Studio 9294, the canal-side space in Hackney Wick.
Headlining the occasion, is one of the circuit’s most in demand artists: Romania’s Priku. Continually inspiring with his sets, filled with enchanting selections and mixed with addictive flair, it is safe to say Priku does not disappoint. Joining him, is Amsterdam’s revered Ferro, an artist whose rise has been exponential in recent years. The VBX resident exudes pure enthusiasm and devotion in all the music he plays and produces. Rounding out the impressive triple-headliner is another of Romania’s most exciting talents: Iuly.B. His productions on labels like Rora, Visionquest, Mulen, Subtil and Fuse London have garnered him international acclaim. The deep and hypnotic energy he brings to every set makes him a favourite by dance floors big and small. Complementing the evening’s musical offering, are Telum and Into The Woods residents Kolo & Dyze, Tarek Charbonnier and Isam Mellagui.
With the party continuing through until 6am, with a special warehouse afterparty still to be announced, this will certainly be the place to be this Halloween. A night filled with the perfect musical tricks and treats awaits.
FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/553197645420340/
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August 31st 2019 was a very special day for electronic music aficionados in the UK, marking the first edition of Manchester’s Hide&Seek Festival.
After a heavy summer of raving and travelling, Kurt Hurst, Josh Baker, Dan Mourino and Darren Ford — founders of the You&Me collective — had been inspired to create something that would match their idea of what a festival can offer. They built Hide&Seek from the ground up; a sold out event of 2500 people, all gathered for the love of music, and we had the chance to follow them in their journey.
At the beginning of the festival, it was impossible not to be amazed by the stunning venue they had chosen. Capesthorne Hall is a sprawling English manor built in Neoclassical designs of the early 18th Century, 30 minutes from Manchester city center, offering to all the capacity of getting lost in four unique stages with four distinct atmospheres in each: Contour, Ten Tree, Stretch Tent and the Dome.
The weather was merciful toward the attendants of the festival — after a bout of rain, the sun came on strong, leaving us with a rural vibe, dancing in the slush like happy children.
Hide&Seek gathered all of the elements to comprise an event that united and garnered smiles from even the most discerning ravers, with a line-up that brought together some of the best artists evenly dispersed on each stage, such as Praslea and Nicolas Lutz and their 3-hour slot each on the Ten Tree, and an extra one for Perlon queen Margaret Dygas.
Spokenn (Ferro & Reiss) impressed as always; incredible brothers in arms, delivering the kind of energy that you need to enter the mood; weapons on weapons, the craziest basslines, with their best smiles behind the decks of The Contour stage — followed by their good friend, Voigtmann, sharing his set with rigor, melting some ethnic vibes before getting serious with solid acid rhythms like Paolo Macri's Acid Tune.
Mathew Jonson’s exceptional live set was a highlight of the festival, his plethora of hardware can create the type of vibrations wherein you just have to listen and let your body speak for you.
And Shonky, part of the french trio Apollonia, captain of the spaceship in charge of closing the festival with his pure selection of tracks, always on point.
In the Stretch Tent, Jamie 3:26 and Jeremy Underground raised the temperature a notch with their extended sets mixing house, funk and soul beats worthy of a Soul Train episode, almost making us forget the noted absence of Dan Shake and Francesco Del Garda, who couldn’t make it to the festival due to delayed flights out of Croatia post-Dimensions.
Concerning the Dome stage — the hottest of all due to the sun and the fact that it was a closed area — the Ingi Visions boys Samuel Deep and Julian Alexander who played after UZU, were completely on fire weaving minimal, and house and low-slung cuts.
The first edition of Hide&Seek was extremely well-organized, with two large efficient bars with minimal queuing, plus nice staff and hosts. It was brimming with tasteful tunes and good vibes, that only makes us keen to see what the organisers will bring to the table in 2020.
And if it was not enough, we had the pleasure to see Mr. Gene on Earth playing the Hide&Seek afterparty with Jamie Mannion, Josh Baker and Laidlaw until 5am - a perfect way to end this Mancunian trip.
South America gents Guti & David Gtronic joined their forces to create a brand new label called "Personality Disorder". Honestly, there's no much to say about these guys whom, although following different paths, have both reached the higher-ups (and the best worldwide stages) of the house & techno scene. Before you start reading this interview, make you sure to check the EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE of their debut-project track → Guti & David Gtronic - The Traveller [Personality Disorder 001]
GUTI & DAVID: Ciao guys! I'm so happy to have both of you here! And I'm even more happy to talk about your new "Personality Disorder" project. Before that, you've never released anything together and personally I think that no one was expecting such a huge collaborative effort of 17 tracks, which is really huge. How did the idea come about and how long have you worked on it?
GUTI: Hey! We’ve been friends for some years now but always on the tour in different cities and always on the go until earlier this year when I found myself spending more and more time in Berlin and we finally had time to hang out for a consecutive period of time without the having to rush to catch a flight. Although I’ve lived in Berlin 10 years ago with Seth Troxler, Ryan Crosson and Shaun Reeves, David welcomed me back to the city and we just start jamming in the studio to socialize. We both are studio freaks! David can work for hours and I make music every day so this combination is like an obsession - a personality disorder in a sense. During one of our sessions, We started to jam and at one point we had around 20 songs that we were working for months and every time we would meet, I would come with a new idea to David’s studio and we would just keep going from there. Eventually, we asked ourselves what we do with all of this new music. Starting our own label looked the best option and that’s how it all started.
DAVID: It’s been nearly a year when we first started experimenting together but just about two months ago is when we decided on putting together a mixtape with all of our tracks. Collaborating with Guti has been the optimal workflow for me. Since we met, our chemistry has emerged flawlessly. We typically spend a couple of hours jamming and generating ideas together without any creative limitations. Down the road is where I come in and mix down the tracks, compounding final details that demand a little bit more time and patience.
GUTI: Honestly, after the release of your "The year of the Conga" Album on Cuttin’ Headz, I’ve never expected such a big amount of material in 2019. Why have you decided to release it now?
GUTI: First of all, it’s already been a long year! The Year of the Conga technically came out in March 2019 but was produced about 2 years ago and we actually started promoting the 1st single in October 2018 so to me it’s been a while. I’m constantly evolving with my music which is how I’ve always been and this drive and inspiration to create has to do with the things going on in my life. For example, I moved to Lisbon early this year and also started a new relationship which of course affected my life and led me to make new music. This year involved a lot of transition both personally and professionally which manifests itself creatively for me. On that note, I also produced an incredible new album in Paris with Djebali that will be out in spring 2020.
DAVID: I’m pretty sure that it’s an honour to you to collaborate with an iconic figure like Guti, who’s touring the world for more than 10 years since now. When (and where) have you met him the first time? Would you ever have imagined working with him?
DAVID: I met Guti back in 2011 during the Miami Music Conference. I remember his album ‘Patio De Juegos’ which was recently released. I recall thinking wow this is an artist that has some serious skills with his fusion of jazz, piano, classical, and house beats. The Desolat crew was one of my favourite labels during the time so his album on the label was an enormous inspiration for me.
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GUTI & DAVID: I’ve only listened to “The Traveler” and the track it’s a total dancefloor-destroyer. Where does the track name come from and why have you decided to release it as the first record? Will the projects include different genres as well?
GUTI: This track is a product of total chance since we were mixing another song and in a break, we started changing everything and we came out with “The Traveller”. David adds a lot of details and obsession to a sound that I never had and I think is a pretty good mix of new vibes we have created.
DAVID: The Traveller was, in fact, one of the last tracks we produced together recently to conclude the album. As Guti described, we were in the middle of a mixing session when we decided to take a break and work on something fresh. We had a 16 bar loop and within one hour we had the main idea of the production nearly finished. A few days later after spending some time mixing it and adding the final touches both Guti & I tested the track when we were out on the road and we both agreed this was probably one of the strongest track and it deserved to be one of the main singles. The name emerges from the idea that we have always been free and independent souls travelling around, making music and sharing it with the world. The album will include all sorts of genres from breakbeat to minimal, house and techno.
Graphic credits: Illy Wonka
GUTI & DAVID: Who's got the most "Traveler" spirit between you two?
GUTI: This is very subjective of course, but I would say: me!
DAVID: Perhaps as Guti stated he is always in different dimensions within his mind ‘Space out” hahaha. but I believe we both have a big traveller soul within us. We both left our countries in South America a really long time ago and we have been travelling and exploring the world ever since.
GUTI & DAVID: And what about the most "Disorded Personality"?
GUTI: I would say I do, but I’m also more than ten years older. He’s gonna’ catch up though.
DAVID: I would have to agree with Guti on this one, he is like a beautiful mind with a little bit of craziness on the side. Me? I’m pretty chilled but I have my moments too, hahaha.
GUTI & DAVID: Who has chosen “Personality Disorder” as the name for the project and what does it means to you?
GUTI: I came up with the name but also with another 1000 terrible names. We have chosen this one cause it represents us. We are different spectrums of the same disorder. David is an incredibly responsible and hard worker for his age I got to admire his ethic and hard work and he has better ears than me. We also met a painter from Algeria Djamel and he is a complete and beautiful freak so we all came up with this fast passing way to do things we are on the third release now and about to drop our album and have already made the next 10 releases. We are out of control
DAVID: It was Guti’s idea, when he first mentioned it to me I wasn’t too sure about it but then we started brainstorming all the ideas about the art etc and it seemed as this was a project we can really express ourselves creatively in many ways. So the choice was obvious at the end. It was insane the way that everything was flowing so naturally. One night we finished the first single ‘The Traveller’, then we sent it to get mastered by my friend Robin Virag who had it ready for us the next morning. We then came up with the name and Guti had already some of the artwork and videos are done by Djamel. During the same day, we were already announcing the label and the release of the first single. What I love the most about this project is that we are doing everything independently with band camp so we don’t have to wait for the label distributors to release the music which usually takes weeks, months or sometimes even years to come out. Whatever we feel like putting out we can do it right away.
GUTI: Will you release only “Guti & David Gtronic” music on the label or is it open to other collaborations and artists? If is it open to other artists who would you like to welcome to the label? Any name of some artists you’re looking for/upcoming prospects?
GUTI: We've already "signed Guti solo music, and I hope David gonna make some new solo tracks soon too. I also have collaborations coming with Fosky, Tripmastaz, Dani Ramos and Camikazy Uzi - a French rapper-singer. We have loads of our work coming out.
GUTI & DAVID: Who's the most nerd between you two?
GUTI: David! No way!
DAVID: That would definitely have to be me as I sometimes spent hours blending and mixing until I get the right balance. Sometimes I can spend a big amount of time adjusting a certain sound. Where Guti just comes in and jams and drops all his creativity. I like to get more technical with the details that demand patience and time.
GUTI & DAVID: Which is the best track of your "new partner"?
GUTI: I will choose one that is coming out on our album that we both produced called “Waves In The Sun”. I feel it’s one of our best pieces of work to date.
DAVID: My favourite Guti track would have to be ‘Maayancholy’ which it was a collab between Cesar Merveille & Guti. I love the melancholic vibe this track has it's truly a beautiful piece of art for me. Ever since it was released in 2011 it has been one of my favourite tracks to listen to during gloomy days.
GUTI & DAVID: Which is the strangest David's habit (and vice-versa)?
GUTI: Girls! He's the ladies' man in our relationship...
DAVID: Hahaha, I would have to say on many occasions where we go party together he’s always the first one out of the crew to get lost every time!! It must be part of his personality disorder :)
GUTI & DAVID: You guys are both hailing from South America. What’s your opinion on the actual underground scene in your respective countries right now and which are your thoughts (and hopes) for the future? How your “Latinos” background has influenced your sound in this particular release?
GUTI: It's a great moment for the South American scene and The Americas in general. With great promoters, artists and incredible crowds it’s a wave of positive energy and as Latinos, everything we do reflects on that!
DAVID: In reality, I departed Colombia at a very young age, so I didn't get to experience the nightlife scene enough until a few years ago that I began touring in South America. From my recent experience in Colombia during the last couple of years, the scene has been growing rapidly. Nowadays they are delivering so much more minimal artists than ever before. The clubbing environment has always been great there don’t get me wrong, but it's awesome to see the underground sound is catching up. My hope for the future is that more and more European minimal artists can make their way down to South America and expand the music culture there. Guti’s Latin flavour is definitely sprinkled all over the production with Congas, Bongos, Spanish vocals and so much more!
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GUTI & DAVID: Any final shout-out or anticipation for what’s coming next?
GUTI: First, we have our album coming out on our new label, then a Guti solo release, then collaborations with Fosky, Tripmastaz & Dani Ramos. We also have our 1st co-produced release, which is an EP called “You Can Still Be Mine” coming out on Dubfire’s label Sci+Tec in November.
DAVID: The full album will be available to download on Bandcamp the week after ADE. Until then, we have been releasing one single at a time. We also have a fantastic four-track EP coming out on Dubfire’s SCI+TEC label on the 15th of November on Vinyl and Digital format. As Guti mentioned this was some of the first tracks we finished at Dani Ramos studio in Berlin and from there on its when the whole album concept started rolling.
Thank you so much for Guti & David for their time and kindness! Now let's get Personality-Disordered!
Words by Francesco Quieti
A sad occassion for all party goers this summer, as we waved goodbye to an integral part of the night scene in, Paris. Sadly Concrete had to shut it's doors. Ahead of his fantastic 'In Harmony' release on his label Reduce Records, we managed to catch up with long term resident and friend of the club, Ben Vedren. The two track EP sees one original from the French artist and co founder Leiris supplies a classy remix.
Buy Now: https://www.decks.de/track/ben_vedren-in_harmony/cfh-ec
The connection was and always will be strong between Ben and Concrete, so we asked him his top 5 moments since he became a resident at the club...
1. First Live : wood floor 23/07/2012
Probably my strongest memory at Concrete… was hot and sunny summer afternoon, and many of my dearest friends were here for support! This moment would change my life forever.
2. Afterparty first Weather Festival 19/05/2013When you play at Concrete, you have the privilege to share the lineups with the best artists. This day, I was thrilled to be around all those incredible guys, which I admire the work of most of them.Playing my live set between Kerri Chandler and Robert Hood in the main room was a blessing to me.
3. New Years Eve_ main room 31/12/2018Definitely the most intense vibe I’ve experience at Concrete… that night was completely out of control. Those kind of moment you get stuck for days after!VIDEO : https://www.facebook.com/benvedrenmusic/videos/343995466196962/
4. Parents_Main roomI can’t remember which party it was, the only thing I know it was a Sunday afternoon. I decided to invite my dear parents to assist my show, a way of trying to show them what I do as they never been to a party before. My dad was really intrigued and my mum dancing all the way. And every one from staff to public were sooo nice to them. Was just the right moment to do it !
5. Closing Party : woodfloor 21/07/2019Learning that Concrete will be over for good was a shocking news for all of us. But we decided that this moment should not be a sad, even if nostalgia was in everybody’s mind.
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Listen back to the Reduce Records back catalogue here, Monkey Nenufar - Pusspo/Element and Ben Vedren’s MXA EP, coming soon on digital platforms. Watch this space!
Buy now: https://www.decks.de/track/ben_vedren-in_harmony/cfh-ec
MEOKO and Point are joining forces once more to present Argenis Brito (LIVE) in a warehouse location on Friday the 11th of October.
The relationship between MEOKO and Point. has been one filled with incredible memories, great friendships and unforgettable parties soundtracked by the most infectious tunes. It goes without saying that MEOKO are delighted to be collaborating with Point. once more for another one-of-kind event this October.
As the weather gets colder, the nights get longer. And what better way to make the most of it than a warehouse affair. We are pleased to invite Argenis Brito with a live set to headline the occasion.
MEOKO: You’ve collaborated many times with Ricardo Villalobos using both your original names and the “POX & POL” alias. Where does name come from and why did you start a brand new project?
Argenis: "I and Ricardo are good friends for over 20 years and we‘ve been making music together for a long time. „POX & POL“ is our last project and we actually started this new moniker as an inside joke that is funny only in Spanish. :) Talking about our output, we‘ve wanted to use a different alias to make things more fun, curious and unexpected." - FULL INTERVIEW HERE
One of the most experienced artists on the circuit, the Venezuelan born talent is recognised for bringing excitement to dance floors across the globe across a career spanning well over a decade. His prestigious reputation in the underground scene is preceded by a discography as impressive as it is extensive, with quality releases on labels like Crosstown Rebels, Cadenza, Dame Music, Mobilee, and Contexterrior. We are absolutely buzzing to have Argenis Brito on board and look forward to the incredible vibes he is bound to deliver.
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Supporting duties lie in the capable hands of some of London’s finest: Gianni, Georgia Girl, Denny Kem and Ludo M. These DJs truly delivered quality with each performance and this event is sure to be no exception.
Of course, the party will go on, and as the sun rises we will celebrate with an after party by the canal. The magic of these occasions is like no other. If you know, you know, and if you don’t, you’re in for a treat! Confirmed talent for the after party, is a b2b between Rebecca Prn and Lamine Toure with two other acts to be revealed in due course.
The countdown is well and truly underway for an event we have been anticipating for a while. The word magic may be overused, but this event is sure to be something else. See you there.
FULL EVENT INFO HERE
Before you start to read this interview, make you sure to listen to his EXCLUSIVE 100% unreleased productions PODCAST ← and to the premiere of JALE - Orbital Dream [JROOM 001] ←
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Hey Julien! You’re here unveiling your new JALE project for the very first time. Tell us more about it. How did the idea about opening a new label (J ROOM) come to your mind?
JALE represents the inner essence of the J ROOM, a place where I’m able to feel completely free to share my own vision of music, without trends and market’s compromises. It’s an bodiless identity which is all about an unstoppable but meticulous sound-research and experimentation. J ROOM is born from my own necessity and desire to create a pristine area to stand out in such a saturated market like today’s one, a little oasis where you can find some musical refreshment.
Your last project called Blind Box has gained immense popularity during the last years. With releases from the likes of Dana Ruh, Subb-An, Diego Krause, Julian Alexander it was definitely a point of reference for all the up&coming labels around. Also, you have two successful projects like the solo Julien Sandre and Jarau (alongside Mennie). What made you decide to start everything from zero with a new alias?
It’s safe to say that this it’s totally a new beginning for me, but this does not exclude my artistic roots and all the experiences that I’ve made so far. The extraordinary journey that I’ve started with Blind Box will continue with a whole new maturity acquired over the years and with the usual and incessant research for a unique and fascinating sound which can clearly represent the main objective of this journey.
The support of Priku at Neversea (which was live-streamed on DJ Mag as well) has certainly been helpful to promote the new project. How important do you think it is nowadays to find a video of a DJ playing your record?
Today, the support of talented artists and colleagues is fundamental, especially if documented in iconic events such as the Sunwaves, the Neversea or the Off Week. The support of artists such as Arpiar, SIT, Priku, Barac, Praslea, Janeret, Shaun Reeves among many others, in addition to enormously gratifying our work, allows us to reach a vast audience of enthusiasts who can thus access the contents of our J ROOM.
The EP also features a Cosmjn remix. Why did you choose him?
Cosmjn is such an extraordinary artist. He perfectly embodies the sophisticated and visionary sound that we want to propose on J ROOM. His remix is a dreamlike-oniric journey that totally overwhelms the senses.
What sound are you going to promote on the new label? With your JALE alias, will you release music only on JROOM?
JALE is musical the materialisation of the J ROOM concept and will always be the protagonist, but firstly, music is sharing; therefore we are totally open to collaborations, obviously selective, with those who will be akin to our vision. We will try to propose a sophisticated and elegant sound, mainly aimed at stimulating the mind of the listeners and creating emotional connections with the dancefloor, then obviously to make the bodies move.
In Italy, and in particular in Naples, where the "tech-Napoli" is very present, a certain type of sound (the “new-wave-minimal”) still struggles to emerge. What does it depend on you?
That's a very complex and unfortunately very current question. In my personal opinion, the cause of this situation is to be found in many factors that have diminished the absolute priority of music in favour of business and entertainment of dubious taste. A tragic generational change that sees as protagonists hordes of kids dedicated exclusively to denying themselves with drugs and alcohol to the sound of traps and reggaeton (at least here in Italy); the looting of the agencies on artistic fees and the inadequacy or often the complete improvisation of our own promoters, as well as a general cultural impoverishment are for me the general factors of this crisis in Italy. In Naples, we have been trying for a couple of years with a project called Mesmerize to create a small niche where to look for some artistic contents rather than some miserable entertainment. We fight against the windmills but we don't give up. Obviously, it’s not everything like this, as there are respectable national realities conceived to enhance musical research and a non-trivial sound and above all Italian artists of great depth who represent a flame of hope for the movement, highly appreciated by international audiences and semi-unknown at home: this leaves understand the difficulties of our clubbing.
Despite your brilliant productions released over the years with your various aliases, is it still difficult to find space in the various European circuits? Are you going to move abroad?
Being based in Naples has certainly represented a major limitation in my musical career: no contact on site and inadequate musical context. Everything I built was only achievable thanks to music and e-mails. Obviously, I move when I can in the cult places of European clubbing for connections and artistic briefings or gigs but everything is bound to the daytime work I do, which would make it impossible for me to move to artistically more pleasant places. Colleagues who have had the courage and luck to move to Berlin (for example) have finally seen the merits of their work recognized and this will always represent a small regret for me; however, music remains an inexhaustible source of serenity regardless of economic rewards.
Any anticipation on the upcoming releases both as JALE and as JROOM?
We are ready with the J ROOM 002 but for those who want to know more, we invite everyone to follow us and get in touch with our magical room.
Words by Francesco Quieti
Hey Andrey! Thank you for taking the time to chat with us! Starting at the beginning, when did you first realise you had a passion for music and what were you drawn to at the start?
Drum & Bass was the first electronic music genre I came across thank to a friend who used to travel to London often - she brought me cassettes from her travels. It sounded different from everything else I listened to at the time and it made me feel like I could be part of something bigger. We were a group of schoolmates in a tiny town of Russia - there was no internet in 1995-1996. Tapes, Cassettes, Films on VHS (“Trainspotting”, “Hackers”, “Acid House”), Russian magazines “Ptuch”, “OM” were the only sources from which we could gather information about music culture.
Growing up in the small town Votkinsk in regional Russia, where we you finding inspiration?
I feel a strong connection with nature since I was a child. Votkinski is a small town but there, because the nature surrounds the city, I could find inner peace and unlimited source of ideas. Trees rustling, rain falling, thunder and lightning, waves crashing. When you listen to nature, you can hear those sounds – it’s music. The natural world has inspired composers to write many famous works of music. At the same time melodies, harmonies, rhythm, tempo and musical dynamics can combine to create the image of the variety of landscapes. If we allow ourselves to spend more time far from the cities, we can hear nature all the time.
Fast forward to today, whenever you play there’s always a very palpable creativity and admirable feeling of ‘freshness’ that not many can sustain over a long career. What are your current sources of inspiration?
There are moments in life which have an impact on your overall state - sometimes we seek those moments because we feel the need of a change, and other times they just manifest by themselves. Those “moments” can be related to a person you meet, a trip somewhere, a dream or just during a solitary walk. Every moment is new and different from the moment before - I feel that if we manage to align to what life brings us every time, we will always be a different & “fresher” version of ourselves.
Having been a touring DJ for the best part of a decade, you’ve had more experience on the road than most. What are the most important lessons about this lifestyle you’ve learnt over time?
Eating healthy, staying hydrated, and trying to keep a regular sleeping schedule when I don’t travel. Being kind to everyone you meet on your way. Keep the focus on what really matters in this music business - it’s easy to lose sight of what’s important and the real reason why you chose to live this career.
I read a while ago that you were particularly drawn to day parties. Is this still the case? What environments do you feel most at home playing in?
Daytime parties have a different energy - people are more in line with their biological rhythm and therefore the mood, emotions and social interactions are completely different than going out at night. I feel they create generally a much more relaxed atmosphere and enjoyable experience.
With a record collection well in excess of 8000 records, how do you approach packing your bag ahead of a gig?
I pick my favorite records of the moment and periodically revisit my collection - I always find something that still surprises me long time after being released.
How much of your time is spent digging for new music today?
I would say between two and three hours per day, sometimes more - it depends on how many promos I receive.
When it comes to the music you play, there’s an admirable amount of diversity (with everything from vibrant house to driving techno and breaks) but always a distinct character and emotive mood. Do you find this is something that comes naturally or are you conscious of it when selecting?
It’s a combination of intuition about how the audience feels in a certain moment, and a conscious decision on the atmosphere I would like to immerse the people in. It’s like taking someone on a journey: you have an idea of where to take your guests but leave room for spontaneity, ending up in places outside of the planned route.
It seems that this ability to create cohesion amidst music that can be so stylistically different is something that distinguishes the truly talented selectors. This brings me to the recording you’ve kindly provided us with, from your back to back set with Stpjche at Echiwaves. Can you tell us a little about this experience?
For me b2b it’s a pretty intimate thing, cause first of all I always trying to “read” my partner, what he is doing while playing, and what he is playing, to make a transiting more smooth. I experienced playing accidentally b2b sets and I must admit that weren’t so smooth (from my point of view). I try to choose very carefully with who I share the decks keeping in mind the musical taste, personality and more generally vision about life. I feel that when three elements are aligned you can build up something really nice, like our set with Roger Gerressen and Exos.
Lastly, looking to the future, what are your goals for the remainder of the year?
I’m preparing myself for the upcoming All Night Long tour At the same time we are working on a new release on Luck of Access with young and talented Russian producer.
If you’re passionate about electronic music, and more particularly by minimal rhythms and living in Paris, you definitely have heard about LA CLAP, at least once. With their distinctive but true and recognizable visual identity made by Léa Charée, LA CLAP has become one of the labels in vogue of the French capital.
This label was founded in 2013, by Jean Cedric Alisonn, better known by his artist name Alisonn.
His dedication to djing started when he was 16, and still living in the south of France. He grew up in the middle of time of rave parties, and begun to play some techno beats according to this movement. His first residency at “Le Club House” back in the days allowed him to gain confidence and some improvements in his DJ sets by playing old groovy house and techno music.
It’s during the early 2000’s that he discovered the minimal style and imprint he wanted to share with labels such as Minus and Perlon to quote a few, and DJs like Steve Stoll, Daniel Bell, Richie Hawtin or Ricardo Villalobos. In this direction, Alisonn has begun to create some tasteful music, working in a vinyl shop in Paris and has gained the opportunity of learning about electronic music in general. This allowed him to start playing in all of the biggest clubs in Paris and around. It also marked the creation of LA CLAP.
LA CLAP has for goal to share his passion for music to everyone touched by electronic music and to promote minimal artists from the underground mid. The collective is already well known from the French people but also from foreigners like Romanians as it already has invited big micro-house headliners such as Barac, Petre Inspirescu, Nastia, Archie Hamilton, Arapu, Julietta, Triptil, Cezar Lazar, Praslea, Alex Celler, Denis Kaznacheev, SIT, Suciu, (iO)Mulen just to name a few of them.
With some serious releases from Dubsons, BirdMakingMachine, Alex Celler, Bruno Pronsato, CNTRL, Suciu, LA CLAP has already made their proof.
LACLAP004 is actually on the way, with some special guests : Fabe and Federico Molinari.
This time, Alisonn chosed to invite one of Reciproc best assets ALCI, to Nouveau Casino, that will become the next LA CLAP playground this week end. In addition of it, Ben Resist and Jesus will be playing as well. Expect some groove and weapon tracks all night long.
Following the success of their last outing, July’s Yoyaku showcase with Varhat and Janaret, Dubai’s Noctuary return this Thursday the 12th of September to present Swiss Maestro Alci.
Noctuary have steadily established themselves for their events where both atmosphere and music are of exceptionally high quality. Alci is one of the circuit’s most in demand acts, with a touring schedule that has seen him perform around the world at some of electronic music’s most respected dance floors. Alci’s accolades in the studio are similarly as impressive. Since emerging on the scene, he has released on imprints including Apollonia, Meander Æternum Music, Be As One Imprint, Sunday Breakfast Records, Spoon and his own imprint SEEING SOUNDS. Alci’s distinct groove is undeniably infectious, and his presence in the booth is that of a master. Alci will be supported on the evening by Noctuary’s resident Tamer for a night of positive energy and exceptional tunes. Doors open at 10pm, RSVP on Noctuary’s Facebook event.
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Just before arriving on site Thursday morning and receiving the heartbreaking news that Houghton Festival had been cancelled due to predicted 60mph winds by the Met Office, the underground electronic music family all shared a quiet moment of reflection about not getting to experience the magic of one of the finest festivals in the land again this year.
Leaving 8000 ravers with four free days to fill with dancing, alternative parties immediately sprung up online, featuring many of the artists due to play over the weekend and resulting in some of the quickest sold out events in recent months due to the eagerness of the crowd, intimacy of the venues and the gargantuan popularity of the DJs due to play. Some of the immediate events to surface were Voigtmann at Lion & Lamb and Cartulis at FOLD, both of which I quickly jumped on and therefore had something to look forward to and ease the blues.
The tiny capacity of pub venue Lion and Lamb meant that it was almost full upon arrival at 14:00 in the afternoon, with bodies eager to let off some steam and find solidarity on the dance floor. The pub has close connections with Houghton festival curator Craig Richards who can often be found on Thursday and Sunday nights playing here alongside many special companions who you rarely ever find in such a small setting. Voigtmann, another regular here, had today handpicked another very select bunch of artists including Bruno Schmidt, Patrick Klein, Silverlining, Taimur, Mr Shiver and Thoma Bulwer.
Tucked away off the main stretch of Hoxton, the traditional London boozer is cosy and familiar, with an outside terrace that allows you to chill with a pint before getting warmed up to hit the dance floor. Outside I met ravers who had travelled from as far as Malta and New York for Houghton and although as disappointed as they may have been, they still had smiles on their faces in anticipation of a day of quality music in these surroundings ahead. The family spirit associated with the festival and its deep-rooted connections across the country and further afield there for all to see.
Suitably limbered up, when I made my way past the leather sofas and rugs, and under the arty stereo jack lined ceiling, the party was already in full flow, with Bruno Schmidt making arms move and feet step in front of the small booth that included a simple set up of technics and a rotary mixer. Voigtmann could be seen interacting with the crowd, hugging both friends and newcomers alike and dancing behind the decks throughout. This set the tone and he embodied the collective enthusiasm. Taimur provided deep, hypnotic house, equally lapped up by the adoring faithful who were now crammed in and finally letting off some much-needed steam.
The party was just getting into its prime when I had to unfortunately cut it short and make my way over to Canning Town to FOLD to ensure I would be able to get a place in the again fully sold out event being hosted by Cartilus. Again, this featured some favourite underground heroes and masters of the turntables including the formidable Nicolas Lutz and My Own Jupiter label mates Omar, Unai Trotti, Kino and Michelle.
This was my first time at the club and I was impressed to say the least in its approach. Located in an industrial space far removed from anything that it might disrupt, it boasts the loudest sound system in London, with its 24-hour license and no-filming policy it has a European feel, and this was also represented in the diverse crowd in attendance. The door staff are friendly but selective and ensure that only those who are there for the music gain entry. From the outside it appears as abandoned as the other surrounding warehouses, but inside it becomes a rave paradise, with huge pillars, metal supports and shutters alongside the far wall. Lockers are available to return to throughout the night which provides safety and security for endless hours of dancing.
Inside the venue impressive lighting and sound filled the main room, with warm red lasers capturing the mood of the soundtrack of slow breaks that was initially being provided by both Kino and Unai Trotti, robotic sci-fi synths putting the early crowd into an early trip inside the former paint factory. The fascinating projections on the back wall behind the DJ of a bookshelf fading in and out accompanying the spellbinding records.
As the 600-capacity main room started to fill to the maximum and a dim blue hue filled the air, OMAR took the reins and played an engrossing set of stripped back house, experimental sounds from the Panama native enthralling stomping ravers. The sound system sounded fine-tuned wherever you were placed, and the room has an intimate yet dominating atmosphere.
The dystopian feel of the club that looks onto electric pylons and concrete rubble felt perfect as headliner Nicolas Lutz mesmerised the audience with menacing slow electro jams featuring long breakdowns that provided brief respite, before hitting into bombastic bass lines not of this planet. As the daylight began to pierce through the shutters creating an eerie, enchanting atmosphere, the appreciative and varied crowd were happy to be taken in whichever direction Lutz saw fit, as he didn’t make the path easily digestible, but it was ever exciting and the crowd seemed to welcome hearing new and completely unexpected tunes, many of which I’m sure may never see the light of day for some time yet.
Following a day break, the final party I checked out was a special collaboration between Meoko and BAG at the world-famous Fabric. Relative Perlon newcomer and extraordinary hardware wizz kid Spacetravel was headlining alongside Gene on Earth. The tunes throughout the night were exceptional as anticipated, with a fun, playful and heartwarming blend of abstract house selections that ended the weekend with a fitting sense of positivity.
This was one of the busiest times I have encountered at Fabric on a Sunday evening and the dancefloor was completely full right from the beginning of the night to the very last record, the surrounding of the caged booth right to the raised terrace at the back of the main room packed with familiar faces who were making the most of the additional days they had booked off on Monday and Tuesday. Keep a close eye on Meoko for more forthcoming events that will surprise and excite in the autumn and winter months.
Even though it wasn’t the weekend everyone had anticipated, with many sold out events across a whole host of venues and spaces, it was an opportunity for those who may not have otherwise received such a spotlight to get some well-deserved recognition. Old friends were reunited, new ones made, and it was great to see the community of the scene come together and make the best out of a bad situation, the days proving that London is still one of the friendliest and most interesting places to party in the world. No one in attendance at these events had a bad word to say about Houghton, warm feelings remained inside, and all will be seen back there in 2020.
Words by Tom Warner
The highly respected and established Serialism Records arrives to London this September 8th at 93 Feet East to host its first series of events by the name of Serialism London in collaboration with MEOKO. The promising new party will focus on an amazing curation of sophisticated music along with new and established talent at this unique and special location of the British capital. This coming Sunday afternoon will be a musical gathering not to be missed, Serialism London will bring an overall vibe of endless dancing and harmony signature of Serialism’s parties all over the world. Last but not least, MEOKO and Serialism will sort two VIP free entrances plus a rare vinyl by Jichael Mackson at the event so keep posted of our social media for more information regarding the event and the VIP prize.
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Serialism London will host a stellar bill: The Mole (Live), Alexkid, Alex Arnout, Cesare vs Disorder and Quenum (both residents, with the former being founder and the latter co-owner of Serialism Records respectively), and Oli Silva to kick off the anticipated party series that has already made waves in cities like Berlin, Brussels and Sao Paulo among other cities around the globe.
Check out our Interview with Quenum - A journey through the years: Behind the scenes with the unstoppable Quenum
The Mole (Canada) is not only a veteran and avid record collector with a career that spans for over twenty years of constant digging and experimentation with music. This artist’s passionate digging and careful selection has continued to delight crowds with his groovy yet eccentric sound that flows effortlessly in the dance floor, making his live performance one to be off the books.
Alex Arnout and AlexKid also well-known names in the industry will showcase their own takes on house music and its nuances which will induce the public into constant motion. Likewise, Cesare vs Disorder and Quenum will bring in the heat to London with their signature Serialism Records’ sound, a perfect balance of groove and energetic beats that continues to seduce audiences internationally. Cesare vs Disorder and Quenum will showcase their skillful mixing and cultivated selection separately this Sunday afternoon, which is nothing new to them as they have constantly enchanted crowds as well in their joint performance as Azimute. Warm up duties will be handled by Oli Silva, so expect nothing but a tasteful musical curation at Serialism London, a new event series that arrives to the city synonym of freedom, no boundaries and prejudice and most importantly love for music.
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After twelve years of cutting edge music (since its creation in 2007) and top artist releases (Jichael Mackson, Dewalta, Mathew Jonson, Cassy, Mike Shannon, Loquace, Cristi Cons, Sublee etc.) and having hosted parties including: (an eight-year residency at the infamous Watergate club in Berlin), Paris, Sydney, Moscow, Ibiza, Brussels, Bangkok, Geneva and Sao Paulo to name a few, Serialism London will surely provide a dynamic and inclusive space for music lovers. The last couple of years, Brazil and more specifically Sao Paulo, has been the latest stronghold to the label’s events, bringing avant-garde music to new frontiers. Having booked several major artists (Rhadoo, tINI, Dan Andrei, Rich NXT, Anthea, Denis Kaznacheev, Janina, Lamache, Losoul etc.) the label’s showcases and events certainly contributed positively to the development of the underground scene in the giant Latin American country. Surely, Serialism London promises to be another successful musical venture and will provide the local scene with top quality music and experiences as they have done before.
Words by Daniel Ordoñez
Quenum is surely one of the longevous acts in the electronic scene. His first steps as a DJ could be dated in the 80s and since then he has been an unstoppable train in continuous movement, taking part as a co-founder to the legendary Cadenza and giving life to the AZIMUTE project alongside Cesare vs Disorder and co-owning with him, since 2016, the prestigious Serialism label.
Your first track is dated in 2003… I was only 7 years old! How do you feel about having such a long and prolific career compared to the new generations and how do you see the evolution (from the parties to the music prod) of the whole electronic movement?
That's so funny! Actually, I was already DJing professionally in the 1980s. You know I never had a career plan, I just started DJing because I went a lot to clubs, I was a dancer and it was natural for me to be in music. I never thought this would last one year or 20 years, I just go day by day because I love it so much. In this new generation, there's a lot of good stuff and with social media and the Internet you can find out about it, everything is so much easier to access. But the problem is that there's a lot of hype and fashion and people who are in this business for the look, for looking cool on Instagram but they have no depth. That doesn't take away from all the young generation dudes who are doing very good stuff, better than ever. I don't know where we're going really, there are so many people doing electronic music, it's so easy with the evolution of technology. Today we work much faster, at the same time we have so many new things to manage.
The 1993 track is was talking about is also actually the first EP on yours and Luciano’s Cadenza and we know you have such a good relationship with him. Did you expect at that time the success that the label would have had and the importance that Cadenza had (and still has) for all the house lovers around the world? We can still talk about a “Cadenza-ish" style so I think that it really set the standards.
Actually, the tracks I was doing in the 90s were my own tracks, as part of a project called Access 58. Luciano and I met in Geneva in 2001, and we started working together in the studio. "Orange Mistake" came out in 2003. It's one of those classic crazy music stories. Luciano and I contacted many labels to release the track but nobody wanted it, and we got impatient. So we were hanging out one day together, with his sister Amelie, and the three of us said why don't we start our own label and then we don't have to deal with this nonsense. Hahaha. So we started Cadenza and our first release was Orange Mistake, and the rest is history. Of course, we had no idea what we had started. We both love music and love working together. It's been a while, but there is a surprise coming soon.
"Orange Mistake" is actually #3 in your Beatport chart! It seems that people still love your roots! How do you feel about that?
I'm super proud of this track, it's incredible for an artist to have this happen, to have your creation receive so much love and attention. I love what we did, I think the date doesn't matter, as much as the quality.
Will we have the chance to see you again on Cadenza?
Actually, I released an EP on Cadenza in 2016, called Solitaire. It felt really good to be back on the label. For the moment I have no plans for releases on Cadenza.
You have reduced your music output during the last years, on how it depends on this? Did you focus more on other stuff?
Yes, my style of working has changed a little bit. Before I spent so much time in the studio, I was also super open to doing remixes and collaborations with many people. Then I realised I better take care of business too, today there are so many things you have to do with social media, meeting people etc. Also, I've pushed myself in a musical sense, trying to learn new things and explore new ways. So, for example, I've done a solo album, I've worked in the studio on an album with a group of musicians, including some very talented jazz musicians, I've worked on the score for a television series. Of course, all those experiments take time away from the studio, but it makes me very happy because it enables me to grow as an artist.
How’s your relationship with Switzerland? Talking about your country, I only know Caprices Festival, Breakfast Club and Luciano, but it would be sick if you want to introduce me and our readers into more Swiss parties and DJs.
I moved to Switzerland around 1988, I was already working as a DJ (lol). Since then I've moved around, lived a long time in London, then again back in Switzerland. I'm there quite often and it's where I keep my studio. I love being there, I have good friends. For sure there are lots of talented people. Check out Stade, it's an electronic music project with my good friends Pierre Audetat and Christophe Calpini, both music geniuses. The Attias brothers and their label Visions Recordings, great stuff. Also DJs like Dachsund, Ripperton, Laolu, Garance and Reas, all in different styles and so good.
You’ve also started a project with Italian Cesare vs Disorder. How did you guys meet and how did you start the project, despite having already a nice image as a solo artist.
We met because I was in Berlin in a recording studio with my friend Sierra Sam and Cesare was there. I was talking about releasing my solo album and was not sure which label to approach. Cesare listened right there in the studio and loved it and he gave me such attention and freedom as a label boss, I thought immediately I want to be there. And then we hit it off and became good friends. We decided to start collaborating and that's how our project Azimute was born. We went on tour all over the world, especially in Asia and Australia. That brought us very close. Both our families love each other, and we're always looking for new ways to extend our work. So now we are organizing parties in Sao Paulo and London.
The Cristi Cons for AZIMUTE's "The Secret" on Cocoon was one of the highlights from last year. Any anticipation for the future?
For sure, I love what Cristi Cons did with the track. And also we had great support from Cocoon, always love working with them. So thanks for that! Azimute keeps ongoing 100% and we're currently working on new music. We play together at the Serialism parties we do in Brazil and the UK. Right now we're focusing on work we did for our album, trying to finish it.
Personally, I really like the project of Serialism: from the music to the artwork and the whole idea behind the project. I see you guys are doing a lot of parties in Brasil. How’s the scene/movement in there?
The scene in Brazil is captivating. It's a young scene, so it reminds me of the energy in New York and London years ago. There are great parties, in unusual places. You can still find places like old industrial or warehouse buildings that you can take over to do a party. It's more free. The youth there is very energetic, it's a young population, very cool. I love it. We're very lucky that Fernanda, the wife of my partner Cesare, is a talented graphic artist, filmmaker, designer. Incredible. So she's done all our posters, flyers, promos, album covers, videos. We're just so spoiled to have the best artist in-house (lol).
We know that you're such a healthy person (and I love to run too). Can you tell us more about your hobbies and interests?
Yes, for sure! Apart from music I'm really into sports, especially running. More than an interest, it's my survival, my balance, my happiness. I'm totally addicted to running. And I love food too... so I better continue running!!!!
Words by Francesco Quieti
Following a spectacular soirée over the May bank holiday weekend, a selection of London’s finest will return to the secret forest again for a marathon 22 hours of enchanting rhythms and mesmerizing beats. The second installment of BienAimer Music’s free forest community party will take place in a new location from 8am on the 25th of August until the sunrise the next morning. Meoko, Bread and Butter London and Secret Roots will be teaming up with the BienAimer crew for the memorable occasion.
The musical offering of the forest party is sure to impress, with many of London’s leading artists packing their bags to the brim with groove-laden selections. In alphabetical order, the event welcomes Alex Celler, Dean Marc, Georgia Girl, Kane Solo & DJayden, Jacob Husley & Peter Pixzel, Julenn & Stany, Lopaski, Ludo M & Tarek Charbonnier, Max. & Davide Decay, Sami Dilla and Silverlining. In addition, two yet-to-be-announced very special guests will also be performing.
The high caliber musical curation will also be matched with a considered focus on event production. The soundsystem for the rager will be powered by Ela:r Sound with Tito Nicolau and Jan Bernet providing videography and photography respectively. A fully stocked bar will be provided for the gathering to keep ravers quenched through day and night.
With many new surprises up their sleeve, it is safe to wager that those behind the forest party will deliver something special. Make sure to click attending to the Facebook event for important updates and keep your ears close to the ground for exciting announcements in the weeks to come. Ravers, we will see you in the forest.