Kaluki Presents Cadenza / Life & Death - Reboot, Mirko Loko, Tale Of Us, Danny Daze, Ellesse, Jozef K
Sankeys, Cadenza, Life & Death Showcase
Saturday 1 October
Life & Death Showcase
Tale Of Us
Cadenza will throw one of the biggest parties in MCR this year, Cadenza will take over Sankeys for the Cadenza showcase night which will start from 11 midnight in Sankeys MCR.
Big Frank is back at Sankeys!
Reboot, aka Frank Heinrich, the 30-year-old Frankfurt musician, started releasing tracks for Combi.int and i220 with his former partner Delle in the duo Delle-Heinrich. Launched only a year ago, Frank's Reboot project is so far responsible for the well-received "Charlotte" for Frankfurt's Below label as well as recent remixes for Greek duo Lemos & Kreon, on Be-Chosen and Below. His productions are dedicated to grooves both darkly emphatic and dazzlingly polyrhythmic. Where "Charlotte" was suffused with sweetness and light and tentative time-keeping, Reboot's debut EP for Cadenza Records was released in January 2008 and is considerably darker. A Remix work for Wareika on Connaisseur Recordings followed in February. Up next will be Remixes for Matthias Tanzmann , Guy Gerber and many others. The next Reboot EP is to be expected in summer 2008. Besides that, he started two new Projects. “Sweet Spot” is a project with Vera, the well known Frankfurt Djane. “Lakeof” is a project with DJ Meat, the owner of the Freebase Recordshop. First EP`s and remix works will be released in summer on labels like Cadenza Records or Klang Recordings.
Frank's most convincing arguments are his stunning live performances and his DJ-sets. His live sets can be described as sexy and pumping. His DJ sets incorporate the whole spectrum from deep minimal sounds to driving electronic-tech vibes and oldshool House. For the last years Frank has been a regular feature on the electronic dance music scene in Europe playing at clubs such as Cocoon Club, Panoramabar, Club 11, Sueno, Spartacus and many more. Look and see him playing in a venue near you! … All Systems down!
Swiss-born DJ/producer Mirko Loko has been doing his thing for more than a decade. Dispensing sounds that take shape at an invigorating intersection between Detroit-inspired techno and the subtle stripped-down side of house. As a DJ, he’s played Detroit Electronic Music Festival, Miami WMC, Circoloco in Ibiza, Sven Väth’s Cocoon Club in Frankfurt and the best clubs in Berlin, while recent productions include an EP on Loco Dice’s Desolat imprint and a solo album on Luciano’s Cadenza. Conveying a musical chemistry with the coolest of credentials – welcome to Mirko Loko’s world!
Mirko was born in 1979 in Lausanne and has had an appetite for good music for as long as he can remember – even taking the name Loko because a record that was released in 1995 on the Chicago-based Relief Records inspired him. He first started DJing in the clubs of Lausanne in the late 90s and was soon snapped up by Couleur3 (Swiss national radio), who recruited Mirko as a DJ and programme planner between 1997 and 2001. During this time Mirko continued DJing nationally but also started playing out internationally. These gigs included Rex in Paris, Cielo in New York and even the 2001 Detroit Electronic Music Festival, where he was invited to perform by techno innovator Carl Craig. In 2003, Mirko moved from Switzerland to New York and accepted a residency at Christian Smith’s techno party Tronic Treatment, which at the time was racking up such headliners as Richie Hawtin and Matthew Dear. All these experiences set the scene for what was to come and in the following year Mirko returned home to become artistic programmer at Loft Club in Lausanne.
Life & Death
Life and Death has a peculiar concept. The music in most cases hovers around a dark pop and house approach with a definite psychedelic sensibility.Soulful dance vibes with little pieces of a post-rock attitude. Not immediate dance floor bombs but melodic tunes built around the concept of incorporating influences of its Italian Cosmic Disco and UK/US New Wave and Indie heritage, but without the intention of "reviving" old sounds - instead creating new ones. It's a concept that maybe seems less peculiar after exploring the eclectic musical backgrounds of its founders Manfredi Romano (aka DJ Tennis) a longtime soundtrack producer and Greg Oreck, one half of New York house duo Thugfucker. And after just two releases it's a sound that's quickly finding its way into the bacchanalian fray of some of the best parties worldwide.
Tale Of Us
All good music should tell a story. Tales of experience. Tales of joy. Tales of love lost and won. A Tale of Us.
Tale of Us are Berlin-based DJ and production partnership Karm and Matteo who are currently re-writing the rulebook for deeply moving, emotional electronic music. Together they share a sonic vision that pulls together elements of house and techno with influences from pop, nu-disco and even rock music. While all of their productions are instantly recognisable as Tale Of Us, these range from straight-up dance floor jams to low-slung ambient tracks and more abstract compositions. Already regular fixtures at clubs like Watergate and Weekend in Berlin, Tenax in Florence, Barraca In Valencia and DC10 in Ibiza they have grown up throwing secret loft parties called ‘Just This’, in their hometown of Milan. While both originally hail from North America, Karm was born in Toronto and Matteo in New York, they moved to Italy as children, which is where they met and formed the close working bond that they now share.
At present they are based in Berlin, an inspirational frontier, which has given them numerous opportunities to build relationships with fellow musicians who share their unique musical outlook. At the forefront of these like-minded visionaries are Seth Troxler, Shaun Reeves, Ryan Crosson and Lee Curtiss, who have been passionate supporters of Tale of Us since they first heard their music; so much so that they are releasing Tale Of Us’ debut EP release on their new ‘Visionquest’ label this spring.
Danny Daze is Daniel Gomez, a studio nerd and Dj with a taste for Techno. Djing at raves at the age of 13 is how his obsession with this sound was rooted. Raised in Miami, Fl. Daze is influenced by his Cuban culture, thus giving him the latin influence heard in some of his music and Dj sets. With other influences by Giorgio Moroder and Anthony Rother, Daze's Dj sets are deeply commanded by Detroit Techno and Italo Disco.
"Señor Stereo", a collaboration between Daze/Gigamesh/Joe Maz was born in 2009 with releases on Ministry of Sound, Kitsune & their first EP titled "Unintentional Ep" on Slow Roast Records. This sound is heavily constructed by arpeggiated disco bass lines and Vangelis influenced synths.
With releases coming out by the minute. Danny Daze is proud to say "real djs don't have a tan".