KOLLEKTIV TURMSTRASSE (DIYnamic, Hamburg/Berlin)
There are few artists operating in the house/techno milieu who offer much beyond functionality in their music. Those who bring more than this to the table always stand out from the crowd. Kollektiv Turmstrasse are one of those rare acts whose music caters for both body and soul.
Watching their live show reveals how their music connects with crowds on an emotional level, and how its melodic and textural depth works in such synergy with its rhythmic backbone. “We play live with two MacBooks running Ableton Live with over a thousand clips, which gives us a lot of space to improvise. The whole thing is controlled with one iPad each which allows us to work very fast and intuitively.”
ADRIATIQUE (DIYnamic, Zurich)
Both living in Zurich, each regularly performing as DJ’s, and both named Adrian S., perhaps it was inevitable that Adrian Shala and Adrian Schweizer would meet in 2008 and form a near instant friendship. Perhaps it was destiny. But it’s the professional bond that followed for which we are so lucky, a bond that would help them ascend the dance music community as the production and DJ duo known as Adriatique.
But inevitabilities aside, the basis of any great partnership is how one complements the other, which in the case of the Adrians, was evident from the outset. While one had honed his musical chops with House for the US and Detroit Techno, the other dwelled in deep melodies and European techno. One might gravitate towards the studio, while the other can’t resist the temptation of the booth. One is blonde, the other? Colloquially known as “dark-haired Adrian.” And it is the sum of many parts that gives us what we now know so well. In the world of dance music, where producers might spend a few nights DJ’ing and some DJ’s may dabble in producing, their partnership has mastered both while bridging the perspectives of two varied backgrounds bound by the ultimate desire to forge a unique sonic signature and connect with the audience that shares in their deeply held belief that music is meditation.
ALEXANDRA (Sunrise, Bucharest)
Due to some issues with getting his visa, iO (Mulen) will be unable to join us for his release on the Belgian label Eating Records. However, we are pleased to welcome the beautiful Alexandra from Sunrise this Saturday in the Motion room.
Bursting and blooming into the “boys dominated” Sunrise roster, Alexandra brings that refined yet energic feminine breeze into the Romanian electronic music scene.
Deeply in love with vinyls, drawing her inspiration from various artists, styles of music, arts or other life pleasures – from Zip to Herbert, from [a:rpia:r] to jazz, from Jim Jarmusch to tequila – Alexandra doesn’t want to be labeled under some specific music genres.
At the door: €16,00-