We are proud and happy to announce that the boss of Suara label, Coyu will join us for our reopening night!
Our 2nd guest is the one who was once hired as the UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE's Minister of Information: Alan Oldham Music known also as DJ T-1000. Issa Maïga will join the crew and we'll find again our beloved Xa XAct Techmeout and Ekoondo.
We can't wait to start the new clubbing season with you! For 2018-2019, expect from us more international guests and of course always more Belgian musical gems.
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‘The Big Cat’, Catalan DJ/producer better known internationally as COYU is the priest of the Suara house and techno temple which is without a doubt one of the most prominent imprints in the worldwide electronic music scene, reached #1 on both Beatport and Resident Advisor.
Following a flurry of great remixes for the likes of Fatboy Slim (Skint), Joseph Capriati (Drumcode), Pete Tong & John Monkman (Suara), MOBY & Skylar Grey (Little Idiot) just to name a few, he is steadily signing no less groovy original tracks such as “The Cat” (Hot Creations), “Apparition” (Noir), "Profound Pleasure" (Defected) or the already classics "Balls" and "Y.E.A.H.", both released on his beloved Suara. From his very great ‘hit’ “El Baile Alemán” (Liebe Detail, 2009) Coyu has released also on many other labels such as Get Physical, Bedrock, Cocoon, 100% Pure, Systematic, etc.
The worldwide clubbing music scene has surrendered to Coyu’s performances. He recruited fans from every corner of the globe, playing at venues and festivals such as Sónar, Piknic Electronik, Supersonic (India), Ultra Music Festival, Boiler Room, Ministry Of Sound, etc.
Alan Oldham Music (BPitch Berlin)
DJ T-1000 aka Alan Oldham
A lifelong cartoonist and graphic designer, a young Oldham published his own indie comic book "Johnny Gambit" in 1987 to local notoriety. Hired that same year by his childhood friend Derrick May to illustrate several memorable pieces for his new Transmat label, this led to Oldham's very first involvement in the fledgling techno scene. More art requests quickly followed, most famously from the Djax-Up-Beats label (NL), where his art took center stage for many years (the lone EP that Oldham produced for Djax, under the name Signal To Noise Ratio, brought home a 1991 Detroit Metro Times Music Award for best single in "Detroit Is Burning").
Five years later, Oldham found himself under the tutelage of UR's Mad Mike Banks. Initially hired as UR's "Minister of Information" working side-by-side with Rob Hood and others in the office, Oldham was eventually tapped to replace his departing friend Jeff Mills as DJ on UR's world tour (quitting WDET in the process), and DJ T-1000 (and his label Generator, distributed by Submerge) was born. Big shoes to fill, but he was up to the task. For a year afterwards, Oldham toured with Banks in the UR techno boot camp. Since those long-ago days, a solo Oldham continues to rock crowds in Berlin (with an unofficial residency at Tresor), Milan, Barcelona (unofficial residency at Moog), Madrid, London, Tel Aviv, Tokyo and all points in between with his own no-nonsense brand of bangin', funky-ass techno. When DJ T-1000 is on the flyer, fans know he's bringing the ruckus.
In 2004, Oldham finally left a flagging Motor City for the Midwest boomtown of Chicago. And in 2005 he finally established his permanent European base in the world's latest electronic music capital, Berlin.
When he's not behind the decks or in the studio producing electronic dance music for labels like Tresor Berlin, Inzec (CH), Minimalsoul (CH), or his own Pure Sonik and Generator imprints, Oldham has provided artwork for the electronic music industry for almost 20 years. Also, his drawings and large-scale paintings have been on display in art galleries in Chicago, Berlin, Paris, Los Angeles, and most recently a sold-out opening in Amsterdam.
Xa XAct Techmeout (ZODIAK - TECH ME OUT !)
XACT is a Brussels-based DJ who likes mixing many styles during his marathon sets. From Micro House to heavy Techno, his mixes are like a road movie at top speed, in which the plot keeps you in suspense until the outcome.
Klengmann (ZODIAK - Blackwallrecord )
Klengmann’s music takes from a wide array of techno genres from dark or melancholic to happy, while some are more straightforward minimal dancefloor tracks with a groovy bass and traditional beats.
"Yannick was born in France in the early 80's and grew up in Geneva. In the late 90's, he got into Chicago house and listened to djs such as David Morales from New York and Carl Cox from UK. He later discovered the "Sound Of Detroit" through the cult anthem "The Aztec Mystic - Knights Of The Jaguar”, produced by Dj Rolando. A child of house music from the ninghties, Yannick owns a large collection of music whose driving force is a constant search for original sounds. His first work came to life in 2000 inspired by video games, and 2 years later he started working on Reason with his cousin during a holiday in the south of France.
In 2009 in Geneva, he launched his first professional musical project, the Teknologik label, with his long-time friends Romano & Vincent. When he then moved to Brussels in 2011, Yannick set up his own label BlackWallRecord with his friend Fabrice Wilkin with an aim to develop the local techno scene. It was around that time that 'Klengmann' the producer first entered the scene, and started sharing his own productions. In 2012 he produced his first album "Like A Puff Of Air" as well as several remixes on Teknologik and BlackWallRecord.
Klengmann’s music takes from a wide array of techno genres from dark or melancholic to happy, while some are more straightforward minimal dancefloor tracks with a groovy bass and traditional beats. In 2014 Klengmann will embark on a new suite of projects with the signing of an EP on De-Generation in Italy, and a remix on Perception Corp in Brazil."
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Issa Maïga (Fuse, Lessizmore)
Even though he’s barely in his early twenties, Issa Maïga can’t be considered a beginner in the world of electronic music. His passion for rhythm has indeed been growing since he was a young kid. From the drums he started playing when he was 8 to his s..
Even though he’s barely in his early twenties, Issa Maïga can’t be considered a beginner in the world of electronic music. His passion for rhythm has indeed been growing since he was a young kid. From the drums he started playing when he was 8 to his sister’s electronic music that his house resounds with, rhythm literally leads his life.
At the age of 15, Issa finds the right people to teach him DJing techniques and mainly to help him discover influences from electronic music artists such as Bangkok Impakt, Alden Tyrell, I-F, Dopplereffekt, Detroit Techno & Chicago House Classics that still inspire him nowadays.
Still very (too) young, Issa goes out to the Fuse (Brussels) for the first time. Once again, he quickly gets addicted to the place and sound and regularly goes back to discover labels such as Perlon, Dial and artists like Horror Inc. (Akufen, Marc Leclair), Isolee or Lawrence, which will influence him a lot. It’s there as well that he’ll be discovered by Pierre (Fuse, Lessizmore) and given a tryout for Lessizmore’s 5 years birthday in 2010. Tryout that will reveal itself successful as Issa is nowadays a resident DJ for this label and can so give a full go to his passion: sharing the rhythms that have been fascinating him since his childhood.
He has already played with artists such as dOP, Soulphiction, Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts, Mathias Kaden, Art Department, Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, Frivolous, Axel Boman, Maayan Nidam …
Ekoondoo (ZODIAK - Full Scale - Blackwallrecord)
After working and playing under the alias of Pequeno M, Ekoondo reveal his minimal side.
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