14 European clubs will each curate a Friday night at the rooftop venue from May through August.
Opened in 2013 by the team behind Nuits Sonores festival, Le Sucre is a key player in the French club circuit. For its 2016 summer schedule, the rooftop venue will launch several new event series. Starting on Friday, May 20th, Trans Europe Express will see 14 other European clubs each curate a Friday night at the club.
First up is Roman Flügel and Oliver Hafenbauer, who will represent Frankfurt club Robert Johnson. Paris's Rex Club and Belgrade's Drugstore will follow on May 27th and June 3rd respectively, before Levon Vincent stops by on June 10th—he'll play alongside AYBEE for London club Oval Space.
In July, Berlin clubs Tresor and ://about blank will take control on the 1st and the 22nd, before Salon des Amateurs brings Helena Hauff, Lena Willikens and Tolouse Low Trax on the 29th. (Read our feature on the Düsseldorf club here). Paris's Concrete and Istanbul's Minimüzikhol follow in August, and then Barcelona's Nitsa wraps everything up with Dj Fra, JMII, Pablo Bolivar and Lord Of The Isles on August 26th.
In addition, Le Sucre will also showcase global sounds every Saturday. Highlights include Awesome Tapes From Africa (May 21st), Joakim (May 28th), Mehmet Aslan (July 2nd), Harvey Sutherland (July 16th) and DJ Marfox (July 23rd). Lyon artists will also be given a summer slot, with the venue dedicating every Thursday from July 14th through August 25th to the local scene. Labels and collectives like CLFT, BFDM, Moonrise Hill Material, Groovedge, Palma, Chez Emile and Macadam Mambo will all be represented. The Thursday night events will be free.
Check out Le Sucre's full list of events here on RA.
May 20 Trans Europe Express: Robert Johnson May 27 Trans Europe Express: Rex Club Jun 03 Trans Europe Express: Drugstore Jun 10 Trans Europe Express: Oval Space Jun 24 Trans Europe Express: Corsica Studio Jul 14 Saône of a Beach Jul 21 Saône of a Beach Jul 28 Saône of a Beach Aug 04 Saône of a Beach Aug 11 Saône of a Beach Aug 18 Saône of a Beach Aug 25 Saône of a Beach