With our 2nd re launched party we are welcoming undoubtedly talented and one of the most exciting and innovative acts to emerge from the UK house & Techno scene - Saytek (Cubism). Setting himself aside from the click ‘n’ play masses, Saytek's fully improvised live shows have risen to legendary status among house and techno afficionados in Europe and beyond.
This time our chosen venue is The City Arts & Music Project (The CAMP) - an independently owned, temporary space which is famous for holding a creative mix of art exhibitions and gigs, parties, launches and screenings.
- Saytek Live (Cubism)
- Francesco Poggi (Virustage/Movimento)
- Tomee (DiscoPhobia)
- Anya Freespirit (DiscoPhobia)
Saytek has earned the reputation as one of the best live artists to emerge from the UK house & techno scene. Recently he has been described as “Amazing” and “One of the UK’s freshest and exciting acts” by the legendary Carl Cox when he broadcast a set 13 million listeners, its safe to say is been a great 2011 for Saytek and his world-renowned live shows. Support for his acclaimed “Reworked” album came from the Globes best DJ’s and everyone from DJ magazine to Data Transmission.
Saytek's talent as a live artist has gained him a relentless touring schedule has been booked as the main headliner at Fabric in London, Sankeys in Manchester and Mint Club Leeds as well as being top of the billing at international dates including The Zoo Project Ibiza, Amnesia Milan, Café de Anvers in Belgium, Mr C’s Super Freq in France, Circus Festival in Spain and even cool warehouse parties in Berlin and Frankfurt. Recordings of his performances at The Zoo Project have become two of the most popular underground albums in Ibiza both “Live From The Seal Pit” and “Live From The Other Side” received rave reviews as well as gaining impressive sales across the world.
The music on offer is written produced then performed live by the man himself, using a classic Roland 909, synths, samplers and FX alongside trusty old Ableton. He effortlessly takes the audience on an intense journey through deep driving house and techno. Saytek’s trademark sound is soulful, organic, intellectually pleasing and timeless whilst being aimed squarely at the peak time dance floor.
Saytek is currently working with partner Cubism Records who are re-editing his live work into DJ friendly tracks and sourcing top remixers to create a monthly series "Saytek Live and Remixed". Saytek's E.P's are currently championed by Luciano, Laurent Garnier, Richie Hawtin, Steve Lawler, Dubfire, Claude Von Stroke, Derrick May ,2000 and One,Anthony Collins, Solomun and Nic Fanciulli among many other leading tastemakers.
Francesco Poggi (Virustage)
It is in the early 90’s when Francesco Poggi launched his career as a DJ in Italy’s hottest nightclubs, featuring well-known outdoor events such as ‘DJ French’.
Not stopping at the Mediterranean scene, Francesco decided to go global and flew his decks and records over to London where he decided to reside by 2004. It is in the East that Francesco found his feet and the trendy Brick Lane clubbers gave him a warm welcome.
Within months Francesco and his fellow music makers were creating clandestine events all over East London and the ‘Whisper Party’ emerged where the group where able to mould and define their own musical style. Poggi and his crew used their vast array of musical interests as an influence to create something new and unique on the electronic panorama and incorporated minimal, electro, break beats and all sorts of other weird and wonderful sounds to really stimulate their crowd.
Francesco found himself playing from the Balkans to the Balearics and Latin America whilst also going back and forth from Italy to London and really anchored himself in as an International musician… and for him this is still just the beginning!
Francesco is focussed on producing his own music with his colleague and stage brother Fabiano Binaglia where they are working on their own project ‘ViruStage’
Discohobia's very own Tomee aka Tomas Karkalas have always had strong affinity for music. His first major exposure to electronic music was through his introduction to Sutemos.net netlabel, a mixture of ldm/ambient/dub/techno sound and in particularly Intelligent Toys compilations caused a dependence on sound that later in life grew into severe addiction.
Tom's introduction to large scale raves happened when he set his foot in London with his introduction to warehouse parties and big clubs . But it was Fabric that had a major influence on his evolving music taste. That was the place where he spent endless hours lost in sounds realizing that the only spot in the club he would want to be the most was DJ booth. Tom's condition has worsened and Fabric was to blame on his decision to buy his first pair of decks. This was a point of no return.
Currently a student of SAE and future sound engineer Tom found himself exactly in place where he imagined - DJ booth. Besides having started his DJing career relatively recently he already found himself playing in Bar Sia, loft of MOS, but also Aquarium and CAMP in East London.
Tom's music style is diverse from minimalistic groovy housy stuff to underground, deep, hypnotic and broken beat techno with producers like Surgeon, Lucy, Marcel Dettman, but also Seth Troxler, Martin Buttrich and Villalobos being his major influence.
Tom is currently a resident for Love Asylum and DiscoPhobia.