2018 sees the launch of a completely new series of events at the -CLUB premises curated by the young and energetic Judzhen who's already been dubbed one of the busiest disc jockeys in Riga for the last couple of years participating in various events, playing countless nights a year in various establishments in across the city thus gaining ever more experience and knowledge about his audience and the way Riga perceives dance music outside the boundaries of a classical club space. He is also partly involved in the Elvi Soulsystems curated House Purgatorio and has been a part of the Urban Soulz collective all of their productive years – bringing the likes of Mosca, Lokiboi and Mall Grab to Riga. Now he's ready to start his own series that look like their going to be a beacon of bright light in the murky world of contemporary dance music and grey shades of this city. The series name is a play on the popular dance music genre that is to some extent the backbone of all electronic dance music today and to some – the very structure by which disc jockeys like Judzhen perform today. The letters also resemble Judzhen's Ukranian descent and thus symbolizes a personal approach to a known art form.
For the first DJISJKO this year Judzhen has invited his slavic Southern friend Pletnev who's releases have been across the board magnificent last couple of years on such influential outlets as Meda Fury, Bahnsteig23, KUMP and – yes! – Le Temps Perdu. The astonishing St. Bones release included remixes by Ryota OPP and our beloved Inga Mauer and got played by almost everyone that matters. Most recently – in January this year – he's released an acid infused EP on SZE – Thrown Furniture – featuring a stunning remodel of the title track by the visionary magician Ploy.
Warming up for the first guest of the first DJISJKO will be Judzhen's ally since they started out with the Purgatorio series – Elvi Soulsystems who's shape-shifting approach to dance music will prepare you well for your first ever Pletnev experience in Riga.
Early bird tickets at @Resident Advisor: 4€
Tickets on door before 1 AM: 5€
Tickets on door after 1 AM: 7€
Tickets on door from 5 AM: 5€