Ensemble Avec Gerd Live (NL, Clone) & San Soda (WPH) photo gallery
★ Gerd (live)
(NL, Clone, Royal Oak)
★ San Soda SPECIAL OPENING SET
(BE, We Play House)
★ Eklektiker (BE, Feiern, Technoir)
★ Gratts (BE, 22tracks, ensemble)
★ Kong (BE, 22tracks, FM Brussel, ensemble)
ensemble au recyclart is all about togetherness. ensemble, with you, but also in the traditional musical definition, as a carefully chosen quintet of artists will form a unique musical bond that will last all night long, but one night only. Because we believe that their powers unified are undoubtedly heavier than set apart. Like a magic formula, you could say, only to be celebrated during this nocturnal tale, then nevermore.
The ensemble consists of the following artists: vinyl collector pur sang and walking encyclopedia Eklektiker (Feiern, Technoir), Belgian prodigy and in demand dj San Soda (We Play House) who will play a special opening set, Hollandâ€™s very own Gerd (Clone, Royal Oak) with an energetic and raw live set and finally hosts of the evening Gratts (22tracks) and Kong (FM Brussel, 22tracks). As any good story should be heard from start to finish, we invite you as early as 10pm, to ease into the dance outdoors.
â‡¨ â‚¬ 5 all night long
â‡¨ 10 pm, first dj-set outdoors
â‡¨ RÃ©cyclart, Rue des Ursulines 25, 1000 Brussel
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/401334239905196/
â˜… Gerd LIVE
(NL, Clone, Royal Oak)
â˜… San Soda SPECIAL OPENING SET
(BE, We Play House)
â˜… Eklektiker (BE, Feiern, Technoir)
â˜… Gratts (BE, 22tracks, ensemble)
â˜… Kong (BE, 22tracks, FM Brussel, ensemble)
Dutch producer Gerd is a rare thing: after 22 years of making of leftfield electronic music, Dutch producer Gerd is still as restless and relevant as ever. The man known as Gert-Jan Bijl has worked under myriad aliases, but Gerd is the one most revered, with releases on Clone, Compost, Ubiquity (and even majors like EMI and Virgin) all combining experimental ideas that touch on everything from liquid ambience to abstract techno via deepest house.
Having started to produce in high school during the 80s, the first landmark in a career full of them came in 1991, when Gerd was, after Speedy J, only the second man outside of the city to release on a Detroit label. Released on Richie Hawtin and John Acquavivaâ€™s Malego (a short-lived house subsidiary of Plus 8), â€˜Mild at Heartâ€™ set the tone for a career that his since encompassed huge hits (â€˜Arkestâ€™s Blazeâ€™ which was released, then re-released, selling 30, 000 copies in total) genre-defining IDM long players (This Touch Is Greater Than Moods on Tom Middleton and Mark Pritchardâ€™s imprint, Evolution) productions for companies including Nike and TV shows like The Sopranos, gigs at places like The Love Parade, Berghain, Sonar and Fabric, remixes for the influential likes of Moodymann and, at the same time, he has unearthed and nurtured plenty of new talent with two of his own labels, 4lux Recordings and Fortek Organisation.
His discography, frankly, bulges in every direction and across a network of important labels and a whole spectrum of electronic sounds. Traces of jazz, latin, funk and soul all wrap themselves around Gerdâ€™s house and techno beats, both in his own productions and those he selects to deploy when DJing or playing live around the world. Itâ€™s that versatility and understanding of sound that have surely won Gerd fans including the respected likes of DJ Koze and Joris Voorn who have remixed his â€˜1 In The Morningâ€™ and classic cut â€˜For Twelve Minutes She Danced With an Alienâ€™ recently, with well received results.
Now working on his fourth album as Gerd, still spinning each week at his Connected club night at Club Waas, Rotterdam and inviting guest likes Jazzanova to play alongside him whilst continuing to reel in the support of techno titans like Ame, Carl Craig and Derrick May, it seems this most prolific and prodigious producer still has plenty left in his tank.
â˜… San Soda
San Sodaâ€™s djâ€™ing and production prowess have been in high demand across Europe and beyond over the last few years, playing gigs in cities like New York, Melbourne, Sidney, Stockholm, London, Berlin (being a regular at the Panoramabar, coined best club in the world by many), Amsterdam, Barcelona, Milano and more. Anyone whoâ€™s come across any of his mixes will know he effortlessly blends contemporary deep cuts with crate-dug joints from back-in-the-day to present a forward-thinking history of house that presses all the right buttons. With releases and remixes on leading labels like Freerange, Dessous, Wolf Music, Delusions Of Grandeur and 20:20 Vision, Mr Geysens is on fire in the booth and studio right now. And heâ€™s only getting started.
It all started with a demo he handed out to his team mate Red D in the dressing room of their football team FCL. Red D had been toying with the idea to start his own record label, and the music San Soda gave him was the final trigger: We Play House Recordings was born. The imprint and especially San Soda have since been getting praise and play from people like Laurent Garnier, Jimmy Edgar, Ame, Deetron, Reggie Dokes and many more. The various San Soda EPs have been well-received, and even more could be said about the Vocals For Everyone EP featuring the tracks â€˜Letâ€™s Goâ€™ and â€˜More Than Sevenâ€™, both becoming club hits and dominating charts, parties and playlists for the last few years.
As in any San Soda dj-set, donâ€™t expect house music all night for this special occasion. To suit the his ecclectic taste, he will play an opening set at ensemble, as thatâ€™s what he really prefers. â€œThereâ€™s nothing I enjoy as much as building up from the start of the night and getting everyone in the right moodâ€, he explains. And so San Soda will ease you into the dance.
Feiernresident, connaisseur and vinyl collector pur sang. Rumours of this walking encyclopedia are spread widely through the country with gigs at Silo, the Zoo, 54kolaktiv, Technoir and more to prove that this man needs no further introduction.
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