Date(s) - April 16, 2022
Le Zoo / Usine
Price (CHF): 18.- / 20.-Description:
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𝗠𝗔𝗧𝗥𝗜𝗫𝗫𝗠𝗔𝗡 – 𝗨𝗡𝗗𝗘𝗥 𝗕𝗟𝗔𝗖𝗞 𝗛𝗘𝗟𝗠𝗘𝗧 – 𝗖𝗛𝗟𝗔̈𝗥 𝗯𝟮𝗯 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗖𝗛𝗥𝗢𝗡𝗜𝗖𝗦 – 𝗙𝗘𝗟𝗜𝗖𝗜𝗘 – 𝗠𝗘𝗥𝗖𝗨𝗥𝗬 𝟮𝟬𝟬 (Live) – 𝗕𝗢𝗨𝗥𝗦? – 𝗥𝗢𝗗𝗜𝗚 𝗯𝟮𝗯 𝗗𝗝 𝗦𝗨𝗡 – .𝗪𝗔𝗩_𝟵𝟬𝟵 (live)
Matrixxman is the alter ego of Charles McCloud Duff. Although he is mainly known for his work in the techno field, his musical palette extends far beyond the limits of dance music.
Initially, he honed his skills producing extensively for some of the most notorious West Coast gangsta rap figures, YG and Ty$. After growing tired of routine, his quest for what he calls “cold, futuristic shit” led him down an unforeseen path of experimentation touching garage 2 step, post-dubstep, grime and other facets of UK Bass music.
Several years later, he finally found his rhythm with something that straddles Chicago house and Detroit techno. But truth be told, this was nothing new for him. The reputation of his production skills has spread through the industry, until his recent collaboration with Depeche Mode on their album “Spirit”. It’s not often that an artist can cover such a wide range without failing, but then again, Matrixxman has always shied away from conformity. The only thing you can definitively conclude about him is that you never know what he’s going to do next.
𝗨𝗡𝗗𝗘𝗥 𝗕𝗟𝗔𝗖𝗞 𝗛𝗘𝗟𝗠𝗘𝗧
Before getting into electronic music production, Lithuanian-born producer Julius Laurašonis, aka Under Black Helmet, played multiple instruments including keys, strings and drums.
After moving to London in 2011 and being inspired by the local scene, Julius started producing techno and he’s stuck with the genre ever since. His debut EP ‘Mute’, released in 2015 on Mørbeck’s Berlin label ‘Code is Law’, received great feedback and was covered by techno veterans such as Jeff Mills, Tommy Four Sever and Rebekah. Since then, Julius has rightly established himself on the current techno scene and plays in parties and monumental clubs such as the Berghain, the Dour Festival or Reaktor’s Unpolished.
Some of his songs have become real hits on the scene, gathering several million plays on the various streaming platforms, and transcending crowds around the world.
𝗖𝗛𝗟𝗔̈𝗥 𝗯𝟮𝗯 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗖𝗛𝗥𝗢𝗡𝗜𝗖𝗦
In 2018, Chlär officially entered the techno scene by releasing his first EP on Bipolar Disorder Rec at the age of 20. His first involvement in the electronic music world was organizing illegal rave parties in his home country; Switzerland.
After playing in several major European capitals, he caught the attention of a growing number of people by delivering “skillful and exceptional” performances. Producer and sound craftsman, Chlär shines with his unconventional approach to techno. Through scientific and meticulous methods, he continues to refine his search for increasingly organic and hammered grooves and soundscapes to create simple and subtle elements that embody effective, energetic and highly infectious pieces of music.
Now comfortable producing many genres: from straight techno, nostalgic trancy sounds, electro-cracking beats, to old-school stomping grooves, Chlär has successfully demonstrated his skills by releasing a wide range of ” futuristic bangers”.
Adept of the no Fucks Given, The Chronics is a Geneva based artist and label owner in the heart of the Geneva techno underground. Between a slap in your face and a warm hug, The Chronics knows how to make people dance.
From superfast break beat to heavy stomping techno, his track selection and production never disappoint and will lead you to an unpredictable journey.
In 2017, he created his own imprint Bipolar Disorder Rec to involve not only pioneers on the scene but also share his love for electronic music with new talents, and therefore growing a family of successes and successes-to-be. In 2018, he joined forces with his now forever music soulmate Chlär to manage Bipolar Disorder Rec and always deliver new projects.
Felicie is one of the most promising djs and producers on the Parisian rave scene.
Her first track ‘Always Online for You’ was released on Mord Records, and is a perfect representation of Felicie’s techno: relentless, hammering and raw.
His debut solo EP, Daddy Issues, was released on highly respected Soma Records and explores his ruthlessness throughout this 4-track EP.
She recently contributed to the first Exhale’s VA for Amelie Lens. Felicie’s unreleased music has been backed by household names such as Dax J, Amelie Lens, Rebekah, Bas Mooy or Cleric. After having played for several collectives in France, Felicie now has international commitments in Madrid, London, Montreal or Utrecht, and has played in renowned clubs such as Griessmuehle, Jaded, Basis or La Machine du Moulin Rouge.
From high tempo groove to industrial, Felicie has developed her own style, always striving to offer the public an energetic and uncompromising set.
𝗠𝗘𝗥𝗖𝗨𝗥𝗬 𝟮𝟬𝟬 (live)
The journey begins in 2018 when two artists from the European techno scene team up to found Mercury 200.
Behind their mask hide two musical mercenaries. Without rules or conventions to respect, they are mandated to create raw, sharp and exhilarating music with stirring and confusing textures in order to understand the fundamental relationship between mind and sound.
Mercury 200 must therefore touch the guts and emotionally capture its audience because they will do everything to tame the animosity that lies dormant in every human being with their machines…
A quest therefore without borders but with the reward – if it is well conducted – of an audience that offers them a clue, a path to follow in their research.
☞ vj https://soundcloud.com/bours1
Bours? is a French DJ/Producer on the rise on the Parisian underground scene, well known for his powerful mash ups and his original tracks that blow up the dancefloors.
Producing music for 10 years now, through different styles, Bours? has built a unique universe integrating rave and harsh sounds, often embellished with energetic vocals and powerful kicks that reflect a positive side of high BPM techno.
Supported by many world renowned artists such as I Hate Models, Shlomo, or Paula Temple to name a few, Bours? is definitely a talent you will hear about this year if you haven’t already.
𝗥𝗢𝗗𝗜𝗚 𝗯𝟮𝗯 𝗗𝗝 𝗦𝗨𝗡
Rødig, a pure product of Geneva, models its decorations using the past and the present. His favorite sculpting tools: Groove and speed. In his early days, he joined the ranks of OTIUM DISTRICT and in 2021 he produced his own label, OTIUM RECORDS. He now lives in Berlin for his studies in the field of music, and draws his creativity from the heart of the city for his productions.
DJ SUN is the mixture of his hip-hop origins with the old school techno of the 90s. He produces with care and delicacy, the right balance between kicks that will make more than one wriggle and percussions causing a hypnotic groove . He started his DJ career in 2017 by organizing illegal raves in Switzerland and promoting local artists before creating the collective OTIUM District with his talented close friends.
Varied influences, blah blah, music from an early age, blah blah, an eclectic selection, blah blah, a hard-hitting set, blah blah you know all that, just take a helmet and your fastest glasses, it’s going to hit and you can’t say that ‘we didn’t warn you.
Based in Lausanne, GIOSKI is an emerging techno DJ and producer from the Swiss French techno scene.
Her passion for electronic music started at the age of 10, she went from playing house to hardcore, before finding her true musician self with techno music.
She recently joined NOUT agency’s roster, with the main objective to use music as a mean of communication, a powerful bridge from the turntables to the dancer.
Approaching techno music with a critical, but cunning eye, she reveals her talent with a selection delivering hard and trancy rhythms in her narrative sets.
𝗩𝗝 : 𝗥𝗜𝗘𝗡