Line-up /OSLO RECORDS SHOWCASE featuring:
Ray Okpara, Nekes, Vera, [Mara Trax] KeToLoCo DJs, Micron DJs
KeToLoCo DJs - Chris Halliday, Danny Raper, Olly Hillier, Fisha, Sean Cookson, Eddy Osborne
Micron DJs - isaacSMILE, Ronny Gill, Seyna, Tommaso
After a sensational summer opening party at The Light Bar in Shoreditch, KeToLoCo and Micron are back in the smoke to host a series of LABEL SHOWCASE PARTIES on the Light Bar Terrace.
Founded by FEDERICO MOLINARI and NEKES, OSLO RECORDS has only one thing in mind....
In less than two years Oslo has become one of the most talked about labels in house and techno. Embracing the warmth and melody of house and the cyclical, loopy aspects of good techno, Oslo acted as the saviour for crowds who began to tire of the stripped back minimal sounds. "It happens with every trend once it's been there for a while," explains Federico. "I think we started the label at a good time."
Like all good labels, Oslo is based around a family of good friends. Based in Mannheim, many of the label players such as JOHNNY D, CHRISTIAN BURKHARDT, DAMIAN SCHWARTZ, VERA, MISS FITZ, GUILLAUME & THE COUTU DUMONTS and RAY OKPARA have known each other for years, having been regular faces at Frankfurt's influential parties such as Time Warp and Milk Club.
"We offer the people another kind of music that is more warm, with the focus on the groove," says Federico. "As long as it's groovy and has something special that we like, we release it. We are able to contribute with something new that people were waiting for. Of course it's nothing completely new - it's actually an old concept with new influences and contemporary interpretations."
Old or new, with dancefloor dynamite such as Christian Burkhardt's rumbling Kreiskollaps (the debut that kicked off the whole Oslo explosion), Johnny D's monstrous club smash Orbitalife or anything on their deeper, more experimental imprint Love Letters From Oslo, Oslo have been, and remain to be, a breath of fresh air for dancefloors the world over. Claiming "every record has been a highlight," there's a passion among the Oslo family that's hard to find among many new labels. And with reactions from some of the scene's biggest players such as Ricardo Villalobos, Luciano, Sven Vath, Richie Hawtin, Magda, Loco Dice, Zip and Tobi Neuman, it's not hard to see where this passion and enthusiasm come from.
In support we have the ever on point KeToLoCo and Micron residents who will be bringing their own bag of tricks to the table. If you were at the Light Bar the last time we threw a party, you know what to expect, if you weren't get on down in August to see what all the fuss is about.... Keep it MicroLoCo'...!!