Oiram Gar (Eloquence/Relief Musik)
Contender is a platform for new faces to play to a crowd looking for a deep tech sound. Our scene is intimate and raw, placing faith in good taste and the hunger of an upstart.
Fun and exploration is what we do and so we return with an event combining a deep electronic soundtrack with provocative visuals produced by up and coming film-makers and artists.
Oiram started his career playing deep-house in clubs around Barcelona. However, after 9 years in London surrounded by the electronic scene of the city, he has developed an unique style on the dance floor. Oiram can effortlessly take the crowd into an expedition that goes from a mild pitch to the warmest techno sound.
The quality of his music and flawless technique has taken him to share booth with the likes of Maceo Plex, Damian Lazarus, Alex Under, Jay Shepheard, Kevin Griffiths, Toby Newmann and Dan Berkson & James What to name a few in some of the more respected venues such as Fabric and Space Ibiza... Also teamed up with Charles Moset and together are working on an up-coming label called "Eloquence Music", an elegant intention of expressing feelings or thoughts through sounds and rhythm. At present Oiram Gar is one of the residents Djs for Relief Musik.
Check Oiram out here: http://soundcloud.com/oiram-gar
Staying true to our mission statement, we're inviting the lovely Qash to play her sound.
With a background in classical music and a meticulously assembled record collection, she serves up musical journeys that excite and move her audience. Qash's performances, radio plays and her Bedroom Sessions (available online) are an eclectic mix of sexy tech rhythms, boasting versatility and a knack for responding to the moment. This girl's got taste.
Check Qash out here: http://soundcloud.com/qasha
Contender's resident has an appetite for melancholic grooves and putting smiles on peoples' faces. Bred on nu-soul and nu-disco, he has developed his sound to be a mix of deep, humming basslines and melodic vocals.
Check Yianni out here: http://soundcloud.com/yiannitrianta