CLARO INTELECTO - LIVE
(Modern Love | Manchester)
SAMULI KEMPPI - LIVE
(Ostgut Ton, Prologue | Helsinki)
(Bunker, Down | Brooklyn)
(Oktave | Brooklyn)
On April 3rd, Oktave is pleased to present CLARO INTELECTO from Modern Love out of Manchester, UK. It's been almost exactly one year since Mark graced the soundsystem at Studio B in Brooklyn, and we couldn't be more excited about his return. The dubbier side of techno hasn't always been as popular as it is today, but Claro Intelecto's dedication to the sound has been unquestioned since his production career began in 2003. In 2009, demand for Claro Intelecto's skills in the DJ booth didn't slow down a bit with gigs in Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Ireland.
After the birth of his son in late 2009, Mark Stewart (Claro Intelecto) took several months off to be with his family. But in 2010, he's at it again. Forthcoming material from Claro Intelecto includes a new 12" EP ('New Life' b/w 'Back In The Day') due out March 29th on Modern Love. And his new full-length album is in production and tentatively scheduled for a summer 2010 release. He also has some remixes in the works, including Delphic's next single 'Halcyon' (Polydor), and from The Vexing Remixes EP - Northern Electronic Soul (Claro Intelecto – Snake Pass Mix).
Although he's known as one of the key figures in the Finnish Techno scene, SAMULI KEMPPI's reach goes far beyond the borders of that country. He is a hard-working producer and DJ who is always breaking boundaries and delivering a fresh mixture of times past and days to come. His influences range from Kraftwerk and Depeche Mode to Sahko Records and recent Sleeparchive releases. His sound is described as "icy cold techno, a controlled exercise in minimal techno devastation, bass-heavy jacker grooves with shivering hi hats and floating athomspheres…"(boomkat). Samuli has been releasing his music since 2002 under different names/pseudonyms. 2008 and 2009 have been very successful years for him, with fantastic releases on Ostgut Ton, Prologue and Time To Express.
The Finnish producer has been busier than ever in 2010 and wrote us this update in early March. "My 'Dark Matter' EP on Mote Evolver is out right about now. Also, a remix for Cio D'or on Prologue is out now. The next release from me on the pipe is on Komisch, the 'Kosmos' EP - this is 3 tracks from me and a remix from Peter Van Hoesen. This should be out in mid-April. Also an ep for Thema later this spring. And on top of this, much much more to come..."
The Bunker's ERIC CLOUTIER is an Oktave favorite. If you appreciate techno with depth and sophistication, played with tight technical skill and genuine feeling, Eric Cloutier should be on your radar. His recent sets around NYC have become an attraction for dedicated heads seeking a deeper shade of techno. Aside from some very memorable sets at The Bunker this year, Eric traveled to Japan to play at the Labyrinth Festival, and appeared in Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, Memphis, Vancouver, Boston, and Washington, DC. He put out several well received podcasts in 2009, and is working on a few new ones, and delving into the studio for some original productions.
Eric is joining us just a few weeks after his return from a string of European gigs, playing lengthy, hypnotic sets in Glasgow, Geneva and Moscow, showing how Eric's delicate work as a selector behind the decks is becoming world renown at a rapid pace.
Oktave resident Jeff Derringer has been writing, producing and performing music in the studios and on the stages of New York for more than a decade. Jeff hails from Chicago, where his electronic music inclinations were originally sparked and honed. In the studio, he is currently hard at work on 'Exit Sound,' his first EP of pure techno tracks. Jeff has produced remixes for Lykke Li, Northern State and Galactic, amongst a host of other artists.
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OKTAVE presents CLARO INTELECTO (LIVE)
with SAMULI KEMPPI & ERIC CLOUTIER
and resident JEFF DERRINGER
SATURDAY, APRIL 3RD, 2010
DOORS AT 10PM | 21+ ONLY
2 for 1 cocktails till midnight.