POD & Trainwreck have teamed up to bring you a very special Friday filled with glorious house music all night long. In Crawdaddy we will have Robert Dietz (Cadenza), David De Valera & Brian Taaffe. In POD we will have Massi DL (Oslo//Cadenza), Citizen Black & Meave McKernan and to warm you all up for this we will have a €3 drinks pre-party in The Courtyard Marque with Tranwreck & Mongo DJs from 8pm.
POD & Trainwreck Present:
Friday 13th May @ POD/Crawdaddy
//Robert Dietz & Massi DL\
Crawdaddy: //Robert Dietz\
Support: David De Valera & Brian Taffe
POD: //Massi DL\
Support: Citizen Black & Maeve McKernan
Courtyard Marque: //Trainwreck & Mongo DJs\
Advanced tickets €10 + BF // €10 on door
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Robert Dietz cut his clubbing teeth on the Frankfurt scene dominated by the likes of Sven Vath, Dorian Paic, Ricardo Villalobos and Luciano, but the flourishing artist leaps all musical boundaries. His only guiding principle can be summed up in words of Chuck Roberts: House is a feeling!
Beatportal hailed Dietz as one of 2009’s Artists To Watch saying he: came out of nowhere to land on some of the scene’s hottest labels. Though it is true that Dietz has made a major impression on A-list imprints including Cadenza, Cecille, Running Back and Deep Vibes the fact is Robert has been honing his musical prowess for years, ever since he was a teenager dividing his time between Frankfurt’s skate parks and the equally frenetic dancefloors of clubs like Robert Johnson and Monza. His early attraction to hip hop culture transformed into a passion for house music and it wasn’t long before Dietz was experimenting with a borrowed Roland 303, was well as devoting his time to mastering a pair of Technics 1210s.
This grounding in the basic tools of classic house forms the basis for Robert’s hypnotic, sexy, nuanced take on electronic music. He always took the ethos of minimal with a grain of salt, preferring to have richness and emotional texture in his tunes rather than simply follow a trend. It is this mindset, coupled with his superb sense of what it takes to make a club explode, that provides the impetus for Dietz’s productions – and his packed DJ schedule.
Dietz is a firm favourite in clubs around the globe. These days he spins at his old haunt, Cocoon Frankfurt, but it is just one stop on an incessent world tour that sees him flit through Pacha, Ibiza; Dance Valley, Amsterdam; Revolver, Australia; Arma17, Moscow; London’s ultra-hip underground Shoreditch warehouse parties and a second south america Tour in November this year. The appeal of his music is abundantly clear to anyone lucky enough to have caught one of his beachside sets at Ushuaia, Ibiza, where he ingnited the crowd with supple, intoxicating, modern house that captured the celebratory spirit of old-fashioned club music fused with sleek, 21st century.
His production skills focus on the same meeting place between technical proficiency and pure excitement. Over the past few years Dietz has built up an impressive CV including work with the likes of Loco Dice, Karotte, Ilario Alicante, Davide Squillace and fellow Frankfurt rising star Reboot. His tracks have found their way into compilations for Cocoon, Cecille, Circo Loco and Timewarp, among others – evidence of the high regard other DJs have for Robert’s work.
Dietz found that his ethos also fits perfectly with the aesthetic of Cadenza Records and he is a valued member of the merry dancefloor pranksters the Vagabundos. As well as joining them at Ushuaia and Pacha (Ibiza) with five gigs this season, Dietz has just released his first record on Cadenza: Home Run.
A supremely confident label debut, it boasts two combustible tracks – the anthemic, ambitious techno stormer Soup Opera and, on the flip side, the insanely catchy, tribal-tinged Aurel in Wonderland. Both records are set to keep bodies moving all summer – and longer.
Young and talented, Massimo Di Lena (aka Massi DL) structures his artistic research on the continuous developments in electronic music that he elaborates with charming eclecticism.
The first release on the English vinyl label Multivitamins dates back to August 2006, Between February and March 2007 the ep ‘1up’ on Fankie rec. and ‘Microbiotik remix’, arranged for his friend Joseph Capriati, were released. Those tracks were supported and played by DJs like Marco Carola and Richie Hawtin. The remix was even licensed for the compilation ‘Amnesia Ibiza Underground 7’. In November of the same year he signed two tracks – ‘Wonderland’ and ‘Acidland’ - for the renowned German label Trapez and simultaneously started a collaboration with the DJ/producer Xpansul leading in 2008 on the label ‘Soma Recordings’. Still in the same year Massi DL founded his own label with Lucio Aquilina - Wordless - which first release appears on the compilation: ‘Fuse presents Adam Beyer’ of the Belgian club Fuse. The different experiences around the world enriched the cultural background of the Neapolitan producer. With the remix for Nic Fanciulli on NRK and for Brett Johnson on Frankie rec. the first signs of evolution can be found.
The sounds are housey with clear old school influences, always interpreted with his innate sense of exploration. In 2009 the artist holds several collaborations: with Carola Pisaturo, he gives life to the project called Vegas Gas on Claque Musique, with Dario Di Pace he starts a project called ‘Horacio’, a pseudonym through which he appeared on labels such as Raum...musik and Cynosure. This project receives great success. It is in fact the year 2009 that marks a decisive artistic and professional maturation of the young Neapolitan and an important step onwards in his career due also to his newly born collaborations with Luciano‘s ‘Cadenza Records’ and Federico Molinari‘s and Nekes label ‘Love letters from Oslo’, which will start from November 2009 and the tracks will be released with the artist‘s real name: Massimo Di Lena
Robert Dietz - http://soundcloud.com/robert-dietz
Mass DL - - http://soundcloud.com/massimodilena
Dave De Valera - http://soundcloud.com/daviddevalera
Citizen Black - http://soundcloud.com/citizen-black
Brian Taaffe - http://soundcloud.com/djbriantaaffe
Maeve McKernan - http://soundcloud.com/blue-nun