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Louche & System present Onur Özer & Vera photo gallery
2010 sees System and Louche team up for a series of bank holiday summer parties around the city. The first installment is at The Mint Club, with guests Onur Özer and Vera.
Özer began his career in the late nineties when minimal and tech-house were making a resurgence in Istanbul. In a city oppressed by both a stifling heat and a stagnant club scene, Onur helped battle to change the old rules and break old habits, breathing fresh life into the capital. In 2002 he began to export his sound to different cities in Germany, and since then he hasn't looked back; playing everywhere from Mutek to Fabric to Cocoon. His fabled back to back sets with Louche favourite and close friend Matthias Kaden are legendary, and his flair behind the decks has lead him to record a prestigious Watergate compilation CD. 2005 was perhaps his breaking year however, when he started his relationship with Vakant Records, releasing his first EP for the immense label in August. That month Germany's Groove Magazine marked him as a top up and comer, and the releases for Vakant have not stopped since.
Robert Johnson resident Vera stands for sophisticated, deep, electronic dance music; her sound slotting in somewhere between deep house and techno. Her work with Maayan Nidam as Maratrax has appeared on Oslo records, and her solo productions have found their way onto both of Tanzmann's labels Moon Harbour and Cargo Edition. Whilst holding down her residency at Robert Johnson, Frankfurt night Monza upped sticks and mover to Ibiza in 2005, taking with them Vera, who gained her first international residency that year. Twelve months later and she was playing DC10, Panorama Bar and T- Bar, tribute to her influence and talent as a DJ.
Louche and System bring change to summer bank holidays this year, and with these two at the helm we are guaranteed to get off to a flyer.
TICKETS: This is likely to be a sell out so please get tickets to avoid disappointment. As usual tickets will be the easiest and cheapest way to gain entry. £8 early bird tickets have already sold out. Tickets avaliable here: http://www.ticketarena.co.uk/leeds/mint-club/system-louchepresentonur-%C3%B6zervera
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