What in heavens name brought you to Casablanca?
Summer Sessions At Loft Studios Running Alternate Sundays from 1st July â€“ 14th October 2012
This summer, Loft Studios opens its doors to Casablanca, an incredible series of Sunday afternoon sessions of disco infused electronic explorations. Â Breathing a new and discerning type of sound and musical integrity into London's electronic music, Casablanca steps inline with the world's clubbing capitals, and stirs sleepy Sunday afternoons alive, with a string of seminal artists and labels including the likes of Seth Troxler, Zip, Minus, Rub N' Tug, Intergalactic FM, Mobilee & Gerd Janson.
West Londonâ€™s Loft Studios sets the scene for these vintage summer Sunday sounds and deviations, with its immaculate white washed studios, exposed brickwork, high-vaulted ceilings, oak beams and vast windows allowing the sunlight to pour in. Each studio opens out onto Daylight, the open-air courtyard that will be complete with pop-up cocktail bar and classic silent black-and-white films projected onto the walls.
Breaking us into the launch on July 1st sees the shining star in the glittering galaxy of Berlin's labels mobilee, with co-founder Anja Schneider keeping the studio 5 vibes beating with her warm, supple sounds. Supporting for her will be mobilee's master of swung beats and textured rhythm And.id alongside 2020 visionary sound-smith Simon Baker.
Running Back head honcho and resident at the world-renowned house music shrine Robert Johnson, Gerd Janson heads up studio 4 unearthing an array of sublime and melodic gems. Â Over the past few years, Gerd has set himself out to be one of the innovators of leftfield electronic music. Classic Records stalwart Rob Mello, arguably one of the true pioneers of todayâ€™s disco sound joins him with Casablancaâ€™s co-founders and residents Derren Smart and Carsten Klemann completing the line-up and battling it out for disco supremacy every fortnight.
â€œWhere were you last night?â€
â€œThat's so long ago, I don't remember.â€
â€œWill I see you tonight?â€
â€œI never make plans that far aheadâ€ Casablanca, 1942.
Still to come in the series:
Amateurism | Ambivalent | And.id | Anja Schneider | Carsten Klemann | Derren Smart | DJ Tennis | Ed Darling | Elif Live| Footprintz | Gaiser |
Gerd JansonÂ | Heartthrob | I-F | Intergalactic Gary | Jonny Rock |
Kate Simko Live | Life & Death | Prosumer | Rob Mello | Rub n Tug | Sammy Dee | San Proper | Severino | Shoplifter |Seth Troxler | Simon Baker | Tama Sumo | X-Press 2 | Zip |
Dates: 1.7 / 15/7 / 29.7 / 19.8 / 2.9 / 16.9 / 30.9 /14/10