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When we came up with the "Life Changing, Probably" concept, our desire was for it to be able to change lives indeed. In the case of Marcel Dettmann, the idea goes a little further, due to the trajectory of our guest who, due to his pioneering character, has already been changing lives since a decade ago. It was about this time that Dettmann, one of a handful, if that much, of names that due to their belief, talent and clear-cut vision, started to bring techno back to the limelight, after years of stagnation and apathy. Marcel or his partner Ben Klock’s first visits to Lux were moments of great expectation but also some suspicion as to what was to come, which for those who were there, in numbers distant from the crowds that today both appeal to, served as a statement: a new era of techno had arrived . But it was not only at Lux, it was also in clubs, warehouses, festivals a bit everywhere. At the (re)start, there was Dettmann. That is why his return should be a moment of gratefulness as much as it is of exaltation. Because we believe that with, the "Probably" becomes "Definitely".
Italy’s Alessio Armeni plays as if every night was his last chance to show the music he loves to those who listen to him. The last time he will be able to change the life of those dancing in front of him. If we give Freddy K a minute more beyond his set time, you can be sure he'll make that minute count. As if saving someone’s life depended on it. And there are already many lives to fit within a lifetime (almost 30 years) of doing this. And imagine "this" as wanting to pluck a rose from a flowerbed with both hands, not bothering with the thorns, just to offer us. Because in the hands of Freddy K, techno is thorny, wild, sometimes pulled out of the most improbable corners, but it is also arresting, made of many colors, and always with the romantic soul of those who still believe that it brings escape, salvation and the future. There is no need to hide that for many, Freddy is a discovery of recent years, despite his veteran status. But of course there is no doubt that for us, Freddy became Freddy, The King, in a heartbeat.
Bård is an essential part of the Nordic - specifically Norwegian - movement that's been adding freshness to the dance scene since the mid-1990s. As a recording artist he seems to exist only in this new century, releasing on Scandinavian powerhouses such as Keys Of Life / Sähkö and DJ Sotofett's Sex Tags Mania - he was one of the very first on Sex Tags, in 2005: "Conga"! What's he all about? Very long career mixing mainly house, italo and electro, blurring the lines between genres. His special approach gets its fire from highlighted drum machines and synthesized arpeggios pulled up from the 80s, aiming for Space while keeping our feet dancing on the floor. A Skatebard set can easily reach Epic status, based on the sheer grandiosity of much of the music he selects. He himself produces with that narrative in mind, whenever a new record is added to his Digitalo Enterprises label. On the side, we get to understand where some of the inspiration comes from: Skatebard's first album is named "Skateboarding Was A Crime (In 1989)" and Bård is on the hip hop scene as Sirkel Bag and part of the Side Brok crew. But it's still his mainline of electronic Disco that's bringing people in to the sets available on the Web.