Marco Passarani (Offen Music/ Numbers/ Running Back/Italy)
Olivia (Radar/ Unsound/ K-Hole TRAX)
Eltron (Transatlantyk/ Underthesea/ S1 Warsaw)
Chino (Radar/ shtum/ Holger/ Recognition Records) live
The ever-reliable Radar crew and Eltron join forces for a special one-time We Are Radar/Ktoś Cię Kocha night, whose special guest will be someone they’ve been wanting to introduce to Kraków for a long, long time – an artist who epitomizes the last two and a half decades of the underground scene of his native Rome like no-one else, Marco Passarani.
The scope of his career and contribution is difficult to sum up in just several words – as a DJ, producer, label owner, music collector and distributor he put Rome on the musical world map and established connections with other musical cities like Detroit, London, Rotterdam, Glasgow and Frankfurt. With a string of seminal releases on labels like Generator Records, Peacefrog, Numbers and Running Back, as well as his own Pigna and Nature Records, he practically defined the techno-funk sound of Rome around the turn of the millenium, while his Final Frontier distribution and family of labels provided a crucial platform for the development of Italy’s underground scene. And last, but not least, in the last several years he was recording and touring the globe with the much-beloved boogie outfit Tiger & Woods.
His musical language is a singular crossover between techno, electro, chicago house and IDM – all heavily submerged in disco and boogie and infused with truly Italian soul. And now we’re getting a chance to hear it’s expression on his long-awaited solo album W.O.W. (out January 14th on Vladimir Ivkovic’s Offen Music) – AND during this special night at Szpitalna 1, where he will treat us with his skills as a DJ and selector. Don’t miss this dear people, really don’t.