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Leading Astray Winter Sessions W\ Joey Beltram & Diego Capri photo gallery
After a smashing session last month with Joel Mull & Agaric we are back with another fully loaded line up. We are delighted to present for this edition to a techno pioneer & a personal hero at Leading Astray HQ: Joey Beltram. He needs no introduction, simply come down and treat yourself to the full force of his inspiring sets.
Straight from Rashomon club in Rome we also bring to Diego Capri, resident @ Switch (and co-owner of the venue), a night that stands out at the forefront of the Italianâ€™s capital techno scene. Warming things up will be Roberto Amo, a very professional and talented dj on the way to stardom. Dark beats full of groove is what he delivers with no sweat even tho you'll be sweating down to the bone. Both will be supporting our main guest and our resident making sure you all get immerse in a unique musical journey. Get ready to bin your dancing shoes after this party, you've been warned ;-)
Early birds are on sale now for only Â£8 till next Friday 16th. 2nd release will be Â£10, so better be quick ;-) This is set to be a very special one, we canâ€™t wait to see you all on the dancefloor again to celebrate the Joy and Happiness of life together.
With all our love,
The Leading Astray family
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Joey Beltram is a techno pioneer, heralded as one of the scene's biggest stars.In 2009 alone Beltram had a Beatport top 10 with his remix of Oliver Huntemann's Shanghai Spinner. Then there was his huge vinyl releases like the Scorpion on Drumcode, Shaking Trees on Harthouse (a Raveline track of the month), and a killer remix of Abe Duque's Let's Take It Back that had rave reactions across the board including MANDY, Dave Clarke and Hell.There was also his run of headline slots at festivals, which in 08/09 has included Coachella, both of Italy's Play the Music Festivals, BLOC in the UK, Hungary's Bonusz, Awakenings, Planetlove Ireland and Rockit Open Air in the Netherlands, plus club gigs from Berghain to the 10,000 capacity Fabrik in Madrid to Fabric UK's sister club matter, Ministry of Sound and numerous appearances in Germany, the US, Spain, Holland, Canada, Malta and more. Whatâ€™s his secret? Continued experimentation and an unparalleled run of influential tracks. Beltram grew up in Queens, New York. At 12 years old Beltram was DJing hip hop and electro, playing roller rinks and block parties to buy records, studio gear and decks.
He released his first tracks before age 18 on New York labels Nu Groove and Easy Street, and by 20 he caught the ear of Belgium's now pivotal R&S label with his track Let It Ride.R&S invited Beltram to Europe and techno history was made. Beltram arrived with a new track he'd completed a week before travelling. Energy Flash, released on R&S in Europe and Derrick May's Transmat in the US, is still one of techno's pivotal classics - Muzik Magazine's Track of the Decade, and a track whose title has named any number of record stores and books on dance culture. Energy Flash and its follow up Mentasm with Mundo Muzique made Beltram's name and took the 20-year-old right round the world, playing major events in the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and Germany and holding down a residency at the notorious Limelight in New York.Not content to rest, Beltram has continually toured at the major festivals around the globe treating the crowds to the full force of his inspiring sets.
Heâ€™s also continued releasing seminal tracks, his '93 and '94 tracks Aonox on Visible and "the Beltram re-releases" on Trax, the Caliber EP on the UK's legendary Warp (home of Aphex Twin and Squarepusher), and his '95 LP Places and '96 single Ball Park on Tresor were huge hits - each being one of the biggest techno records of that year, along with the LP following, Close Grind on Novamute, with the pivotal releases Believer and Forklift.In '99, he launched his own label STX with Arena, while he continued to release under Code 6 and JBÂ³, as well as headlining events like Awakenings, Coachella, Nature One, Mayday and Dance Valley.
Returning to Tresor in '04, his album Rising Sun included several of that year's biggest techno releases. And he has kept the innovative tracks coming since on Womb, Harthouse, Drumcode, MB Electroniks, and Bush.Which brings us to 2010, this is the year STX returned in new form with a fresh sound. He is currently in the studio remixing tracks from artists such as Umek, Steve Lawler, Paul Nazca and Adam Beyer for their upcoming releases. As well, we will see some new music from Joey in February with remixes by Carl Cox, Alan Fitzpatrick and Joseph Caprioti. Beltram will continue with the festival headline slots, but an intimate club tour is planned for venues with the right sound systems.
Diego Capri artistic career started in the late 90's playing at the clubs of Romeâ€™s nightlife scene. In 2002 he began with music production, defining his hypnotic sound that could hardly stick to just one style; it's a blend of techno, minimal and house music. He released with his partner Andrea Gentile his "Minimal Configuration" on the label Elettronica Romana, acclaimed by artists like Pan-Pot, Troy Pierce and Onur Ozer. In 2006 he started his own label named Double Drop on which he released "Doubledrop Digital 02", "Tricks & Tracks" and "Match Ep", publishing also on other labels like the german "Einmaleins Musik" and the british â€œMetroline Limitedâ€.
His style is synthetic with a constant tension between the best techno and House, his dj sets have the perfect balance between underground sounds and fresh and innovative new beats. After playing in the best roman clubs like "Goa", "Brancaleone" and "Qube" he also played in Frankfurt at MTW and U60311 clubs. He is now resident dj at â€œSwitchâ€ nights at Rashomon Club that is a main techno event in Rome with guests like Magda, Valentino Kanzyani, Gaiser, The Advent and many more.
Roberto Amo was born in Madrid, Spain in 1986. He began to dj in few clubs at the Spanish capital when he was just 16. Since then, he has been developing his technique and style taking him to play at most of the festivals and clubs in the country sharing booth with names like Sven vath, Gaiser, Matthias Tanzmann, Daniel Dreier or Paul Ritch to name just a few.
Actually residing in London, Amo is best known for his diverse range of sets, going from Dub-Techno and Deep house to Techno full of groove sounds, as he already showed at Scala, 1001 Cafe and Cartuliâ€™s day, one of the best up and coming underground parties in London. He's managed several clubs, parties and musical event companies in Madrid, such as The Hall, Bloom, La Loko, Ear-Contact, etc.
Nowadays he is part of the established Spanish label Oh!MyGod Recording. A recent tour in Budapest gave him the chance to play B2B with Disandat from local collective Alloyed.net. Since the experience worked so well more of these B2B special sets are on the way. Watch out for him as few references are about to see the light in the next few months whilst also getting engaged on a new collaborative promotion which will kick off very soon.