Yapacc, Alex Vieira, Steve Longwill
We are in for a treat this month in the shape of underground hero yapacc as he rolls out a two and a half hour live set! Based in Berlin he is increasingly taking his glorious take on tech/deep house to international horizons. His productions have appeared on labels such as perlon, lessizmore, sender to name a few and have been played by the likes of samuel, butane, zip, martin eyerer, dubfire, seth troxler and josh wink. Yapacc is also a part of narcotic syntax (perlon/wir), producing with good groove (frisbee/multicolor), steffen nehrig (dirt crew/inclusion) and daniel solo (kaliber7).
DJ Alex Vieira first touched the turntables more than 15 years ago at a tender age of only 14 and Electronic music has been his passion ever since. It was back then that Portuguese born Tiago Alexandre Vieira De Sousa started experimenting with all genres of Techno and House music devoted himself to mixing and producing electronic and tech house beats. Hitting hard at global scene Vieira has trailed is records to play in Brazil, Costa Rica, Europe and of course Portugal all of where he has been resident and guest DJ in various reputable establishments.
If you venture out to East London on a crazy Saturday night you will find him immersed in the thriving Electronic scene of the very trendy Brick Lane nightclubs. Alex Vieira also deliveries his own personal style of music at London venues including Fabric, Pacha London,Cargo, The Key, Egg, Sosho, 93 Feat East, Turnmills, Aquarium, Neighbourhood, The Red Star, Rhythm Factory, Public Life, 54, The Edge, Cosmo, Fluid, Grand Central, Exit, Cobert Place,The Gramophone, Thames boat parties, Raduno, Trafik, Medicine, The Station, Dukes EC3, Love Bar, Alhambra, Factory club, Ware house parties and many more, gigs played abroad Anti Pop Music Festival 07 edition (pt), Rocks (pt), Industria (pt), Mare Alta (pt), Bazar (pt), Café del Rio (pt), The Edge (br), Vertigo (cr), Club Collise (nd)….. and many underground hot spots. Working with other Dj’s Vieira is always striving to keep the London nightlife pumping by making sure that there are always clandestine parties creeping in to the suburbs
Steve Longwill has spent a lifetime with music. Born to principled parents there was no television in the household and music was the foremost form of entertainment. A large collection of vinyl and an old piano were in constant use. Early influences included Howling Wolf, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Canned Heat and Queen.
After discovering dance music in the early nineties, and a brief love affair with drum and bass, he settled into house and techno. A major influence at the time was working at the nightclub Fabric, london's leader of the underground scene.
Here he found music that fitted his very definite taste in musical expression. The power of a funky groove in tandem with deep hair raising soundscapes. Tracks that appeal to your dancing feet and your heart, music for the dancefloor and the mind, the club and the armchair. His carefully crafted sets take the listener on a rollercoaster ride through 4 4 music, though not necessarily chained to the genre of house.
Steve has played at many places on London's underground dance music scene, the now closed but legendary The End, Fabric, Cafe 1001 and The Russian, to name a few.
He is a firm believer in protecting djing and its integrity against various technological advances that seek to undermine the art of beat matching. Although many people will book artists only on their production skills he believes a firm rooting in djing is essential.