Death on the Balcony
****** Jackal Atlas Presents: Akbal Music Showcase******
Death On The Balcony (Akbal Music), Robbie Akbal (Akbal Music), Julian Amour (Seminar Lab), FourFourFour (3am Records) and LA SAM on Saturday 20th of May at Basing house.
Expect the depths of your soul to be bent into shapes of prism like proportions and wriggle down to your human appendages, swaying to colourful rhythmic grooves and booty beats while sipping on orgie-anic taste bud tingling cocktails with next level vibe and human connections.
Akbal Music is a well respected label that was created in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico and is now based in Barcelona. It is run by DJ/Producer Robbie Akbal. Inspiration has come from the Mayans with the word 'Akbal' meaning 'power of the blue night' in the Mayan calendar.
The labels' reputation has gained strength from both its volume and high quality of releases alongside its presence at international festivals and events - highlights include; BPM Festival; Off-Sonar Barcelona; Kazantip and many more.
The releases come from talented artists the world over as well as a strong Mexican flavour. Some select artists include: Nick Curly, Afrilounge, Patlac, Sascha Dive, Huxley, Audiofly, Jonny White, Barem, Hector, Robbie Akbal, Aidan Lavelle, Cari Golden, Wildkats, Miguel Puente, Shall Ocin, Metrika, Droog, Aquarius Heaven, El_Txef_A + more.
Support from the label also comes from great DJs like John Digweed, Damian Lazarus, Anja Schneider, DJ Sneak, Danny Howells, Maceo Plex, Magda, Ben Watt, Rodriguez Jr, Slam, Subb-an, Trickski, Ripperton, Robert James, and many mor. It is clear that Akbal Music has earned the respect of the dance music community.
*** Death On The Balcony***
For some time now the combined forces of Mark Caramelli & Paul Hargreaves have been causing quite a stir under their guise, Death on the Balcony. Their style fuses a range of influences from Disco through to House & Deep Techno depending on the time, space and environment. Years of dedicated musical passion and an appreciation of numerous genres have lead to their sound receiving popularity across the board...
Death on the Balcony’s release schedule is continually active with them releasing & remixing internationally with the likes of All Day I Dream, Connaisseur, Suol, D-Edge, Pets, Exploited, Holic Trax, Dikso, Silver Network, Akbal.
Whether it’s disco inflected fuel or emotive house & techno rhythms, these eclectically deft producers will juxtapose anything they lay their hands upon, mixing the beat of the drum with the melodic buzz of a hazy brain!..
As one of the UK’s more versatile acts Death on the Balcony will be delivering more productions, remixes and playing gigs worldwide as part of the All Day I Dream family and beyond. As their range of musicality continues to evolve they continually deliver a unique, well-timed narrative of the best sounds around.
*** Robbie Akbal ***
A veteran of the Deep House scene in Mexico and the owner of the widely respected label Akbal Music bearing his last name as an artist.
Mexican up-and-comer talent recently signed by several high output labels like Get Physical, Culprit and No.19 to name a few. Robbie has been pushing the sound since 1993 in his native (Riviera Maya,Mexico)
Robbie Akbal is one of few DJ’s who has had the privilege of living through various generations of house music and disco. Having been born into the club world through his father and the various family owned discotheques, Robbie managed to fall in love with records and playing records for others. It was a strong relationship that has thus allowed him to succeed in the music industry as not only Mexico’s rising star in the underground movement, but also a label owner, producer and busy dj.
His music & sound has been played & supported recently by : Anja Schneider, M.A.N.D.Y., Audiofly, Kiki, Ray Okpara, Oliver Lieb, Jay Tripwire to name a few. He has worked in the studio with great producers like Aidan Lavelle, Shall Ocin and Miguel Puente and amazing vocalists like Cari Golden and Shawni. He has also played in some of the best clubs & parties all around in Mexico, and several places like Moscow, Paris, Lisbon, Miami, London, Berlin, Dubai, Russia, Kazantip, Copenhagen, Prague, Munich, Barcelona, Valencia, Ibiza & many more.
In the production side he has been remixed by Luca Bacchetti, Andre Homenn, Inxec, Grant Dell, Louie Fresco, Marcin Czubala & Metrika.
Robbie runs his own label Akbal Music which has released some great artists including: Nick Curly, Audiofly, Guti, Miguel Puente, Wildkats, Death on the Balcony, Johnny White, Jef K + many more . He also just asked to compiled and mix the Get Physical essentials 7 for release late summer 2014.
This charismatic renowned dj producer is originally from the white isle of Ibiza, After numerous residencies at the most wanted clubs of the world ,hes professional trajectory is admirable Pacha Ibiza ,Amnesia ,Bambuda Grove Eden and Space ,to name the best .
He is also the brains behind (Seminor lab London) a successful brand born in the heart of the London underground scene with current residency at Balearic People at Familia famous techno night at Egg, delivering upfront house music , and with regular guest spots at Egg.
You can expect a journey on his set that will take you through some of the moments most desired music ,with incredible mixing skills and charisma ,no doubt a dj to keep an eye on .
DJ Julian Amour , born in Ibiza, is a very experienced and well renowned House music DJ, spinning records since 1995.
He is mostly known for his 3 year residency at*La Troya Assesina* Amnesia from 2000 till 2003 where Julian played along side dj Oliver on the terrace to the hedonistic and glamorous crowd they where those days!!!!
And also renowned for his 8 years cooperation with Pacha Ibiza, . During the years of cooperation with Amnesia & Pacha Julian has toured various countries (Europe, South America, Asia),
His musical preferences include Deep House, Tech and Techno, Julian's Balearic charisma on the decks with a very special technique gives the right combination to turn the heat up on any dancefloor.
Nowadays Julian resides in London, UK, Resident Dj and Brains behind Seminor_Lab with Monthly residency at Balearic People ,hosting the loft supporting Familia techno nights with some of the moments latest house music
With various productions signed to the label Konneqt Julian is no doubt one of the London's most promising dj's and promoter completely different to all !!
If you want a journey through the different styles and emotion's of house and techno with a balearic twang !!!This is your man.
"DJ Julian Amour is undoubtedly one of Ibiza's hidden gems, make sure you check him out, he's better then the majority of big name DJs and there is always more action in the rooms when he's playing!" (c) Our House Magazine
In 2014 Andrew joined forces with a young producer Josh Mack and the pair under the Noseur guise began setting up their own parties across Northern Germany. Their first gig saw the booking of Al Bradley - head honcho of 3am Recordings, UK. The venue was pulled at the last minute but the party continued and it was here that Al first heard their music. A week later Noseur was signed to 3am Recordings and it’s first EP released on the label - their track Legion Strut was played in Fabric, London, became a Beatport exclusive and played across several radio stations worldwide. The EP currently sits at over 85K listens on Soundcloud.
Their next release was a remix for Black Blooms - Metropolis joined by Hot Lipps Inc and went to the top of the 3am Recordings Beatport chart in just over two weeks. It still sits at #6......
Noseur played out across Germany, Homegrown Festival for Spectra in the UK, as well as a 3am Recordings Showcase at Trafik, London in 2016.
In 2016 Andrew and Josh amicably decided to go solo. Andrew changed his name to FourFourFour relating to 4/4 beat and also the last three digits of his army number. Andrew reverted back to his early Berlin days and the Techno he had loved several years before. FourFourFour was born and given the honour of remixing one of Al Bradley’s tracks to be released on Vinyl - the remix was accepted and is due to be distributed by Juno on in April ’17
FourFourFour will play in the famous Lightbox, London in March ’17 alongside CircoLoco DC10’s Clive Henry, TAKE’s Maxine Garman and old friends Black Blooms. London based once again, unreleased tracks in the pipeline and another exciting remix in the wings ...it’s a great start to 2017!!
*** LA SAM ***
LA SAM is a young up and coming DJ and producer that was interested in deep house, tech house and techno in his late teens. He started djing at the age of 20 and has since played at iconic london venues such as lightbox, 93 feet east, cafe 1001, great suffolk street, egg, ministry and Croatias iconic kalypso beach club. He has also been producing for 2 years with releases on maintain replay, crossworld academy and code2records.
Most recently he has released on data transmissions label shanghaied with his track "instead" that has recieved support from joyce muniz, felix da housecat and dennis ferrer. A remix released on kritical records, recently played at sankeys east for the opening part 1 and domus plus playing at this years we are fstvl, plus he has a new residency starting with Sugar on the 30th April.
Expect this unique, energetic duo to really step up in the months to come.
Expect a night of gyrating sexiness with drink promos to boot and LED love!
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** Jackal Atlas **