Kate Simko (Spectral Sound, Ghostly International), Cesare vs Disorder (Mean, Dumb Unit, Thema), Rudolf (Mean, Serialism, Thema), Canary Fontaine & Zippy (Mean, Serialism, Genesa), Soho (Like That, Phonica, Multi Vitamins), Onirik (Foreplay, Essential Reload)
Mean Records is back on the London club scene with a classy lineup and a fantastic venue.
We take control of The Lightbox for the first of a series of showcases that will blow your ears away and open your mind to new frequencies.
Straight from Chicago Kate Simko will be our special guest, bringing you a hybrid of refined house/techno beats with a forward thinking edge.
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KATE SIMKO - http://www.myspace.com/katesimko
Propulsive, groovy and hypnotic, Kate Simko's music occupies a space between house and techno with an international voice that sets it apart. Artistically, Simko’s background helped shape her sound into a well-rounded package: she began as a classically trained pianist who found herself at house and techno’s doorstep during the Midwest rave’s heyday in the mid 90’s. As part of her degree in music, Simko ventured to Santiago, Chile in 2001. There, her successful project with Andres Bucci, Detalles, marked her entrance into the emerging South American minimal scene.
With two Detalles albums and several years under her belt, Simko began producing solo releases that speak for themselves. Her standout live sets at festivals and clubs around the globe have steadily built her reputation while her DJ skills earned her a spot in “Chicago’s Top 10 DJ’s” in XLR8R magazine.
Recent sets include Fabric in London, the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, and a live PA at Berghain. Simko’s new release "Take You There" (Spectral Sound) is being played by the likes of Laurent Garnier, Shonky, Tiefschwarz, Sebo K, Dyed Soundorom, and more. Kate Simko is a music lifer, committed to the craft and impressing the more savvy critics one record at a time.
CESARE VS DISORDER - http://www.myspace.com/cesarevsdisorder
Head honcho of the Mean and Serialism labels londoner Cesare Marchese aka Cesare vs Disorder (Also Queen Atom / Sire Cactus) has received massive recognition from the minimal techno and house scene in the past 2 years, getting increasingly well-known thanks to his unique productions and great performances who gained him an established position between the industry’s fresh and upcoming talents. In 2009 Cesare has toured with success South America (Ecuador, Argentina, Mexico), Russia, Italy, Germany, Holland and Belarus.
Cesare vs Disorder's DJ Sets and unique productions pushed their way to the top, being voted by Beatport as "2009 Artist To Watch For" as well as being on Konrad Black's Watergate Compilation No.3. Cesare's remix for James What & Dan Berkson (Pokerflat) was recently released with London based label 'Sounderground' along with Thema 016 (Brooklyn) -Trojan Empire supported by Sven Vath and Luciano. A special new Dumb-Unit EP is out at the moment, charted by Adam Beyer and played by every Techno Dj you can imagine. Coming soon the long awaited Stock5 no.10 'Her Dream' EP on the German imprint and a few more surprises in the winter...
RUDOLF - http://www.myspace.com/rudolf19
Born in Buenos Aires, Rudolf (aka Perro Magnetico) was introduced to the world of drums and jazz from a very young age by his grandfather Rudy Lane (La Banda Elastica), he started to play the drums from 15/16 and a couple of years later got his first groovebox, the mc303. He landed in Barcelona in 2000 and got involved in the "The Random Three" project with Piturro (Manu Chao) and Sol (Sa Trincha) performing in all the best venues of Barcelona and Ibiza. In 2002 he moved to London and started collaborating with Cesare vs Disorder on the Essential Reload Music & Arts Factory and performing in most of London clubs. Since then he has released on labels such as Mean, Sthilm Audio, Archipel, Serialism, Stock5, Thema and Nerv Music.
His latest release (as Perro Magnetico), "Late Night Cowgirl Ep" on Mean, including a killer remix from Inxec, has received great feedback from the likes of Kate Simko, Ahmet Sisman, Xpansul, Jin Choi, and Dario Zenker among others. You can find Rudolf on the next Serialism V.A. release "London Cuts Ep" coming out very soon!
CANARY FONTAINE & ZIPPY - http://www.myspace.com/canaryfontaine - http://www.myspace.com/zippybeats
Canary Fontaine & Zippy are fresh artists of the Mean roster. Their "Arizona Creeping EP" on Mean was a huge success receiving recognition from Mark Henning and Fabrizio Maurizi and the Bar 25 crew amongst others... They are also featured on the next Serialism release ("London Cuts Ep") with Rudolf, Rainer, Itzo and Pablo Tarno.
SOHO - http://www.myspace.com/soho83
A true house music connaisseur Soho has already had a few releases under his belt on labels like Kailash, Safari Electronique and Multi Vitamins. He is also one of the promoters of the LikeThat parties.
ONIRIK - http://www.myspace.com/djonirik
Since 2004 Onirik has been involved in the underground electronic music scenes of Brussels, London and Milan gaining a lot of international deejaying experience. Landing in London in November 2007 he promotes the Foreplay Audio/Visuals event at Corbet Place and collaborates with the Essential Reload Music/Arts factory.
-The event on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=105204838033&ref=mf&__a=1
-ghostlycast 023 by kate simko : http://static.ghostly.com/media/mp3/ghostlycasts/GhostlyCast23.mp3
-Kate Simko interviewed on Xlr8r.com: http://www.xlr8r.com/tv/105
-Queen Atom featured on Watergate Compilation, mixed by Konrad Black: http://www.residentadvisor.net/news.aspx?id=10362