Romanian duo Livio & Roby, together with their pal George G, sometimes like to play with words, make anagrams or combine formulas. As a result of this game, they derived a name „Premiesku“ for their mutual project, suggesting „premiere“ which resonates..
Romanian duo Livio & Roby, together with their pal George G, sometimes like to play with words, make anagrams or combine formulas. As a result of this game, they derived a name „Premiesku“ for their mutual project, suggesting „premiere“ which resonates as a Romanian name. That is what their collaboration is about - a unique new experience, which is already gaining accolades from many party heads, acclaimed music professionals and opinion leaders.
The name reﬂects the music: the crossing of their diverse vibrant inspirations and moods breeds a new concept of genuine, recognisable sound. As virtuoso audio engineers, they intelligently structure their (sometimes) heterogeneous ideas into powerful and dynamic compositions that catch the heart, the body and the mind of a listener. Compact „four to the ﬂoor“ patterns, inspired by classic deep house, Detroit techno and tech house are switched up and deconstructed, resulting in a hypnotic brew. Driving and energetic solid grooves are fused with a plethora of colours and sonic twists, ranging from Balkan cultural heritage to surreal theatre. Their outstanding production has been released on inﬂuential labels such as Cecille, All In, Desolat.
During everyday studio sessions of experimenting and ﬁtting the pieces of their imaginary worlds together, computers with straightforward and intuitive software are a necessary tool. But the digital environment is not enough for expressing all those subtle feelings and stories they want to tell. Essential tools for this transmission are music instruments; they are vital for the articulation of emotions, and sharing it with the audience. That is why Livio, Roby and George decided to leave the virtual world aside and create a real, analogue environment for their live performances.
They did what no one did before - designed three special consoles consisted of parts of various machines. These hardware racks are tailor-made based on their draft, put together by an old fellow in a workshop in the heart of Romania. An inimitable gadget for each one of them is their vision of playing electronic music without a computer. With this innovative setup, they have entered the era of their analogue sound.
The concept was launched at Time Warp Lab in Mannheim on March 31 2012. The guys presented their machines at the workshop "Premiesku analogue sound“ organised by Desolat, explaining the new way of playing using the examples from their debut album “Indirect” which was released on Desolat in September 2012.
With a busy tour schedule is some of the world’s most renowned club and a string of releases on highly esteemed labels such as Desolat, Apollonia, 20:20 Vision and Djebali, nothing seems to stop the rise of the Romanian trio.