What’s on 6th/7th March
Sasha at Button Factory
- Shane Hall
- Eoin Smyth
Sasha is recognized as one of the worlds’ most innovative icons of the electronic genre. When an ordinary person is recognised at a young age for doing extraordinary things, it is easy to be misunderstood. Sasha, a musician in every sense of the word, may have fallen into that media led trap in the past, but now at 30 years young he forges ahead with projects that will finally allow people to understand who the man behind the myth really is.
The best DJs know that Djing is first about being able to read people and then about being able to tap into that human experience and take it on a journey. Sasha has always been noted for being a master at this, and although his style is described as “Progressive Trance” with a good presence of House and breakbeat elements; his music has always reached beyond those record store titles, thus separating him from his contemporaries. Sasha creates and plays music that gives emotion a chance to speak. It is this universal appeal that he has tapped into that has established his strong fanbase around the globe.
For Sasha, music is his first love, and what gives him a buzz is being able to share his music with others. From his presence at those all too talked about after hour parties where his special impromptu sets are heard, to his signature always present child like antics that leave people wondering if he has modelled his life after Peter Pan, to his DJ sets at clubs around the world, all lined with the backdrop of his own productions, Sasha leaves trails of memories, melodies and stories wherever he goes. These are the things that have been, and will continue to be remembered and passed on for years. And that is what legends are made of.
Epic 90min set @ Mixmag Live
One of his latest release “Pale Reich” in collaboration with Joel Mull
Andhim & Kidnap Kid at District 8
It was spring 2010 when the cologne natives decided to kick their ass into gear and get out of their Studio to bring their beats to the world. Less than 12 months later Andhim were voted in the top-ten German newcomers of Groove and Raveline Magazine and their records were found in the cases and remix-wishes of many unknown and famous DJ’s alike. Their sound, which they self describe as “Super House” has become its very own genre built from their soul and passion. Andhim’s unique sound, party proven and of reduced nature, is organic with an emphasis in the finer detail. The boys grassroots flow from Hip-Hop, and they work mainly with samples which makes their tracks one of a kind. This individuality has earned them a home with Labels such as Monaberry, Terminal M, Sunset Handjob or Get Physical.
Kidnap Kid aka Matt Relton extends his talents to remix and production duties, smashing official remixes for Emeli Sande and Disclosure, and recently co-producing tracks for Lulu James.
Kidnap Kid made his name with a string of successful singles, with debut ‘Vehl‘ on Black Butter going on to receive the accolade of US iTunes ‘Best Electronic Song of 2012‘. Follow up ‘So Close‘ racked up over 100k plays on Soundcloud in just one week, and summer anthem ’Survive‘ went straight to the top of the Hype Machine charts.
Kidnap Kid returns with a new single ‘Stronger‘, which sees Matt Relton apply his singular touch to a six-and-half-minute dark and emotionally charged house epic. Highlighted by expressive piano chords and a haunting vocal refrain, ‘Stronger’ displays the deft musical instincts and production flourishes that have singled him out as one of the UK’s hottest up and comers.
The Breakfast club Flori & Ben at The Dark Horse Inn
From 7am til 12:30pm
Jamie Taylor aka Flori has had a string of releases on highly acclaimed labels such as Germany’s “Aim”, U.K based, Fear of Flying, secretsundaze and a recent release on Sudden Drop with Ethyl.
Coyu at Button Factory
Dan Stritch b2b Kobhi
Evan Balfe & Gary Kavanagh
To quote the British Tilllate (the nightlife community), “he reigns in Spain”. Celebrated Catalan DJ and producer Coyu has made his mark on Suara music by helping it to become one of the most prominent labels in the world of techno and house music. The label’s resounding success has been proved by the fact it has reached #1 on both, Beatport and Resident Advisor. The electronic music scene has surrendered to Coyu’s constantly outstanding efforts. What began as a dream is now becoming a reality.
His studio skills are ever more in demand. The impact of his remix of the Fatboy Slim‘s classic “Right Here Right Now” has been huge (#1 Tech House on Beatport). While his X-Press 2 “Muzik Xpress” remix became massive floor filler as well. Releases on Cocoon, Get Physical, Noir Music, 100% Pure, Tronic or his own Suara plus being one of the most charted artists of Resident Advisor’s history has put Coyu on the map as one of the best producers of the moment.
Coyu in Mixmag’s Lab on Location: ADE
Miss Kittin at Hangar
Support: Will Kinsella
The Loft : Strictly Deep
Miss Kittin’s (real name: Caroline Herve) interest in music was spurred by her parents’ record collections, which covered everything from disco to funk to classical to jazz. The Grenoble, France, native found herself attracted to the rave scene of the early ’90s, and within three years of becoming involved, she started performing her own DJ sets.
Miss Kittin released First Album in 2000, which combined clubby production work with new wave pop sensibilities. Kittin and Hacker’s haughty, somewhat hokey single “Frank Sinatra” caught fire with the burgeoning electroclash crowd, and her deadpan vocals similarly livened up Felix da Housecat’s 2002 single “Silver Screen Shower Scene,” as well as Golden Boy’s Or LP that same year. With her rep cemented, Kittin dropped the techno-themed On the Road, designed to show off her impressive DJ skills to those enamored only of her vocals.
Miss Kittin at We Love Space (Ibiza)
Gig forager: Charlotte Grenson