Saturday 1 August 2015

Franky Rizardo & Simon Dunmore @ Aquabest

Defected Records takeover at Extrema Outdoor delivered a delightful b2b set by Simon Dunmore and Franky Rizardo. Simon Dunmore, a man behind enormously successful Defected Records, paved his way into music industry more than 25 years ago as a DJ, playing whole range of different genres from ska to rockabilly, making him one of the most important figures in house music scenes. Dutch DJ Franky Rizardo, another Defected star, gained respect with his refreshing approach to house music which he demonstrated alongside Simon Dunmore on this beautiful day in Aquabest, Eindhoven.

Sunshiny day, quality house music and good-looking party crew blend in together perfectly, creating a radiant atmosphere during the festival. Simon Dunmore and Franky Rizardo are clearly enjoying themselves while dropping a banger after another, spreading the positive vibes among the crowd. Their musical collection is broad, offering classics such as “Jus Dance” but also recent hits like Claptone’s remix of “Liquid spirit”. This is an enjoyable and amusing episode worth watching!

-Lana Popara

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Thursday 30 July 2015

Lee Van Dowski @ Mobilee Showcase (OFF Sonar)

Lee Van Dowski’s set at Mobilee Showcase, taking place at Fact Music Pool Series, could be simply described as a never ending kick. French DJ and producer, Lee Van Dowski, has already earned reputation in the electronic music world with numerous releases on Candenza, Mobilee, Noir, Leena Music and BPitch Control and by playing at the most famous clubs around the world.

On this occasion, he delivers an uplifting and style-changing set that doesn’t leave any space to loosen up. Lee Van Dowski’s passion for music can be felt as each new track comes in with a lively sensation which is hard to resist. Going from industrial to deep back to minimal, it seems like you never know how Lee will surprise you next, creating stories that will definitely intrigue you. In all its powerfulness and persistent energy, it’s easy to get lost in his music!

Let Lee take you away!

-Lana Popara

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Monday 27 July 2015

Tapesh @ Verknipt Festival

A hot summer day in Amsterdam just became hotter when Tapesh stepped behind the decks at Verknipt Festival. German DJ and producer showcased his talent in one hour of serious tech house beats which the crowd soaked in as much as the sun. Growing up in his father’s clubs, Tapesh was exposed to different genres from Kraftwerk to funk music which left a strong influence on him. With releases on Get Physical, Mobilee, Noir and Defected, we were lucky to experience in Amsterdam the “Tapesh feeling” that was recognized by the likes of Jamie Jones and Loco Dice,

Exciting and versatile producer as Tapesh is, we could not expect any less from his DJ set. Groovy basslines and subtle melodies were complemented with funk beats and filtered hip-hop inflicted vocals. Tapesh’s sense of timing the drops contributed to this dynamic and flamboyant set to which neither crowd or he himself couldn’t resist and had to keep on dancing!

Enjoy that Tapesh feeling!

-Lana Popara

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Saturday 25 July 2015

DJ Mix #380 ME & her


The whole is greater than the sum of its parts: that’s the magic alchemy of ME & her summarized in a few words. Two musical sisters who both nurture an unconditional love for dark and spherical infectious melodies and heavy basses.
It’s a musical love at first sight that happened between Phuong, a Swiss girl of Vietnamese origin and Jen, a young East German woman. Two fundamentally opposed women, one only swearing by the old school, while the other has been raised in the spectres of Leipzig & Berlin techno, but their fusion instantly works in the ME & her project.

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Thursday 23 July 2015

Rodriguez Jr. (live) @ Mobilee Showcase (OFF Sonar)

As the night falls over Barcelona, Fact Music Pool Series welcomes another eclectic musician, Rodriguez Jr. who delivers his renowned live set. Rodriguez Jr. joins Mobilee Records showcase, a Berlin-based label he’s been collaborating with since 2005. His performance captures momentarily, as his hair is carelessly falling over his eyes, and with a big smile on his face, Rodriguez Jr. keeps on dancing throughout his whole set giving his energy to the crowd.

He starts off with ambient spacey beats, slowly introducing stronger bass lines and subtle female vocals giving a soulful taste to his performance. While the scenery turns completely dark, Rodriguez Jr. speeds up his set and builds it up to the maximum leaving the audience satisfied and a DJ booth to his fellow Mobilee DJs.

-Lana Popara

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