Located approximately halfway between Hoxton and Haggerston overground stations on Kingsland Road, Russian Bar is small (200 capacity) club/bar known for its late opening hours,..
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Here we go guys with Brickbeat's House Warming Party, to welcome new Brickbeat management @ The Russian Bar...
For this special occasion a very special line up:
Geddes, Rico Casazza, Kid Am.
Introducing you the Djs...
(Mulletover,Connaisseur, Moodmusic, Infant, Tsuba)
London-born and artistically-bred, Geddes harbours a passion for deep, profound and organic sounds, a style that brought him to the forefront of London’s underground music scene. Label-owner, producer, DJ and promoter, Geddes shares a love and personal vision for house music.
His belief and desire to inject freshness into his surroundings inspired him to programme his own parties and his concept became a flourishing reality in London’s mulletover events. mulletover gained unrivalled success as one of the superior, underground parties at the heart of the London scene.
As a producer, Geddes has built up reputation for outstanding releases. His string of productions under the Rekleiner guise alongside Anthony Middleton and Luca Saporito are now anticipated by many, showcasing a love for dubby, ethereal beats and melodies, with remixes and co / solo productions on labels such as Connaisseur, Moodmusic, Infant and Tsuba.
2008 also saw the launch of his own label, murmur, an experience-driven experiment into the future of our musical landscape. Already a home for other fresh talent such as Nick Curly, Tom Demac, Bearweasel and his own Rekleiner project, murmur is already generating great global attention and support. Geddes has stamped out a unique sound and continues to push boundaries.
Geddes holds international prominence as a DJ with appearances worldwide at some of the most sought-after parties around. Recognised for the distinctly deep and appealing signature sound he has created, Geddes continues to gather new audiences, gaining individuality and leading us into a bright new era of electronic music.
( Release Sustain, Archipel,Serialism)
Release Sustain co label owner Rico Casazza has had a long and heartfelt obsession with electronica for as long as he can remember. Hearing his father’s love of psychedelic rock, funk and jazz, Italian born Rico’s direction into music was always a clear and determined path. Following an inside call to move to the music ‘Mecca’ of London, at 19, Rico left Milan to pursue his journey into sound.
Although wanting to immerse himself in the London music scene, its more often than not that we see Rico hidden away in his studio, never tiring of the experimentation of production rather than cavorting himself around the cities night scene. Totally dedicated to his progression as a musician and showcasing his work only when truly ready, Rico’s final results are flawless interpretations of his obsession.
London and Europe have played host to Rico’s strong and bassy DJ Sets of experimental techno with an intelligent dance floor edge. Casazza has put a firm stamp on the scene over recent years, playing alongside Joey Beltram, Luke Soloman, Mark Henning, Cesare vs Disorder, Oliver Ho and Italoboyz to name a few.
Venues including London’s Turnmills, The Egg, Aquarium, Cafe1001 and Russian Bar. European sites including Spain’s Antisonar, Germany’s Nation of Gondwana and Portugal’s Ortugal Pedro Do Couto have all opened their doors for Rico’s DJ sets. Releases on Pheek’s label Archipel, Beiak, Release Sustain, Slant, Serialism, and Francois K’s Wavetec labels alongside remixes for Archipel and Soma...the list goes on, this artist is clearly making space for himself within the music league.
2009 saw Rico Casazza start ‘Release Sustain’ with Kid am and Gabbi Lopez; a digital label focusing on releasing neo minimalist progressive, tech house. The label has gone from strength to strength with 8 releases under its belt from artists such as Boris Castro, Suso Flores, Ben Rourke, Jug and Casazza himself. Release Sustain’s future looks bright with projects in the pipeline with a set of well respected artists who have caught their eye including DoubtingThomas and Sirius & Neri Jass.
Rico Casazza’s heart lies within making music, not only playing it. Since his move to London and a head first dive into producing, we see his taste and style is variable, from deep and minimal led techno to melancholic and beautifully crafted ambient moods.
Rico’s musical textures span across genres – never putting themselves into a definitive place. His recent ambient work released with Bonzai Music adds another dimension to his electronic works. Early classical studies come into play with delicate composition and sensual elements. Turning to his tech house work, strong with minimal influence, it’s dark and moody, with a heavy soul and groove concept. Successions of complex sampling weave their way through a mind tripping base of crunchy and raw techno whilst retaining a melodic listening experience rare within the walls of ‘techno’.
Not only does this artist know how to rock a crowd and floor, he makes music for the mind, letting us touch ‘the other side’.
( Release Sustain, Brickbeat)
Kid Am is the alter ego of Altino, a portuguese born music lover that felt the London calling in the beginning of the millennium and since as become a reference in the infamous east london electronic music scene .
The story tells about a process a bit different from most of the artists, music was an integral part of his life but never the idea what was to come invaded his thoughts, although his Alter ego embryo, was conceived ten years before as if faith was allowing it time to brew as old whiskey.
Music came in many different shapes, from rock to electronic or jazz, a self learnt drummer and his first contact with a mixing set by the age of 15.
His professional life as been since the first jobs related to nightlife, and was the same night life addiction lead him to London, and as if some unexplainable force working, he landed on the infamous Brick Lane venue, Cafe 1001 to be integrant part its the golden days, when finally the alter ego broke the shell, joining forces with another of East London scene pioneer Gabbi Lopez to create Brickbeat and Resident Dj in some of the most amazing parties since, such as ‘While The Iron Melts...” at Cafe 1001 and gigs a bit around Europe with his eclectic instrumental infused Tech House set’s, that got him recognition and respect from the crowds he showcases at venues such as MOS, EGG, AKA, NEIGHBOURHOOD, PACHA, 93 FEET EAST, UNIT 7, PUBLIC LIFE, BAR 54, RHYTHM FACTORY, AQUARIUM... In London (UK), PEDRA DO COUTO - Porto and LINK - Lisbon (PT), ROENTGEN - Krakow and AMPSTRAG - Zakopane (PL), MUSICODROMO - Madrid (SP) alongside the likes of DERRICK MAY, JOEY BELTRAM, DJ ROLANDO, HIPP-E, HARDFLOOR, DAVE ANGEL, VINCE WATSON, TIGERSKIN, D’JULZ, BRETT JOHNSON, OLIVER HO, GLIMPSE, PEACE DIVISION, OKAIN, LUKE SOLUMON, RUI DA SILVA, EDDIE “EVIL” RICHARDS to name a few from a short but quality musical trail of this unpretentious artist.
Currently working on a few new projects wich include the newly born BRICKBEAT imprint
RELEASE/SUSTAIN a music platform aimed towards the production side of the musical world and promote original tracks by Brickbeat rooster and friends spread worldwide as well as planning next step to take.
His long lasting residency at Cafe 1001 every 3rd Sunday of the month reserves some of Kid Am inspirational set’s, gathering great feedback from the Bricklane party goers.
His self productions still blink in the horizon of a near future, but no need to rush cause as the dj so the producer needs time to mature and become a serious vintage .
Has if a science fiction story this related to, only feels like saying :
“Soon, at a dancefloor near you !! “
267 Kingsland Road
Doors open at 8pm and closes at 5am.
FREE before 10pm.
After 10pm 7£ on the door, 5£ concessions.
For GUESTLIST ONLY:
Guestlists close at 10pm on the event day.
Two rooms of music with latest tendencies
Nearest tube – Old Street , Liverpool st.
Overground – Hoxton , Haggerston
Train – Liverpool st Station
Bus : Laburnum st stop – 67 , 149 , 242 , 243
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