Barem, Ralf Kollmann, Phillip Stone
On March 11, 2011 VOLATL and 2 Red Belts are teaming up again to welcome M-nus artist Barem and Mobilee mastermind, Ralf Kollmann to Spybar. M-nus is the canvas for Richie Hawtin’s small family of like-minded artists, of which Barem is a prominent member. Ralf Kollmann has been instrumental in the development of Mobilee Records from a small, home – grown record label to a full – on entertainment enterprise. Also performing will be Autobrennt’s Phillip Stone. This very special event will take place in SpyBar. Pre-Sale tickets are strongly encouraged and are available on clubtix.net.
Mauricio Barembuem (aka Barem) perfectly personifies the new breed of electronic musician who has grown up in the digital age, using intuitive software programs like Reason and Ableton to spontaneously express ideas and emotions. On-line distribution has also made it possible for them to reach out and connect with audiences across the globe, no matter where they are - Buenos Aires for example, where Barem grew up amid the hustle and bustle of a city on the edge. He released the Kleine EP on the free net label Unfoundsound in July 2005 with the track Suki grabbing the attention of many prominent DJs, before graduating to Foundsound with his first vinyl EP - Campo Madness in May 2006. Meanwhile, his relationship with Minus was already taking root. Richie Hawtin encouraged him to submit some demos after hooking up in Buenos Aires, one of which – Opal, appeared on the Min2Max LP which kick-started a period of non-stop touring across the US and Europe as demand for his live performances grew. Since this time, Barem finds himself traveling the world round playing both live and DJ sets, including the 2009 Contakt M-nus bus tour. His latest release in 2010, with Butane found wide critical acclaim.
Ralf Kollmann is a true double threat; a skilled DJ, with nearly two decades of experience and one of the most successful label managers in EDM today. Kollmann’s DJ sets are tightly mixed and his tracks are wisely chosen. Recent club appearances have found Kollmann at such venues as T-Bar, Harry Klein, Watergate, Panorama Bar, Weekend, and the Goya Festival. Mobilee has grown into one of Berlin’s most-watched staples with a close-knit collection of producers including Sebo K, Pan-Pot, GummiHz, Marcin Czubala, Exercise One, And.id, Miss Jools, and Dan Curtin under careful management of Ralf Kollmann and Anja Schneider. The label recently hit its 50th release benchmark and shows no signs of slowing down.
Phillip Stone comes from the outskirts of Chicago, where he had an early exposure to the infamous days of the Midwestern house and techno rave scene. He made an early name for himself by opening for world famous international artists in key downtown clubs, as well as playing at numerous underground loft and after-hours parties. Well before the blending of techno and house became par for the course, Phillip’s sets always drew influences from all corners of the dance music world. His sets range from deep house, techno, after-hours tunes, as well as tech-house. Having been in the circuit for about 5 years now, he has played alongside the likes of Dan Bell, Adam Beyer, Marco Carola, and many other key figures.