|Date /||Saturday, 2 February 2013|
|Venue /||Muziekodroom/ Bootstraat 9; Hasselt 3500; Belgium|
Maayan Nidam (Cadenza/Perlon/Wolf+Lamb-Berlin)
Miss I (Groove On-Bucharest)
MAAYAN NIDAM (Cadenza/Perlon/Wolf+Lamb)
Since she began DJing and producing in 1999, Maayan has racked up an impressive discography. As Miss Fitz, she has released EPs on Raum…musik, Freak n’ Chic, Contexterrior and Circus Company; she also travels in disguise as Laverne Radix, with singles for Oslo’s Love Letters from Oslo and for Raum. March 2009 also marks the release of Maayan’s debut release under her own name: “Night Long” (on Japanese label PowerShovel), an intimate album woven together out of recordings of Cuba’s best contemporary instrumentalists that later on that year was followed by an EP on the ever changing Perlon.
The diversity of Mayaan’s sound is no doubt a result of an unusually global upbringing. Born in Tel Aviv, she lived in the Mediterranean city for most of her life, studying multimedia and, following a six-month stay in New York, beginning to DJ bars and small parties. Tel Aviv isn’t a big place, though, and so when Maayan came to feel that she had hit a wall in her home town, she packed her bags and set off to travel the world. Argentina was her ultimate destination. But after a six-month stint in Amsterdam, she found her way to Berlin, which turned out to be exactly she was looking for. Inspiration was everywhere, from the avant-garde Club Transmediale festival to Jamie Lidell’s experiments in live sampling to, of course, the city’s legendary underground party scene. She soaked up everything, building up her studio and experimenting with different sounds and processes, gradually inching towards the dance floor. Seven years later, she remains in Berlin, making music and molding the contours of the city’s clubs to fit her own inimitable vision.
Maayan shapes sound to fit her own singular sensibilities—a strategy that has resulted in a significant and growing body of recorded work and a reputation as a talented, versatile DJ who unerringly takes listeners to special, unexpected places. It’s impossible to reduce Maayan’s productions and DJ sets to a single sound, but certain qualities prevail: a loping, swinging, hips-and-ass-friendly sense of the groove; a bubbling sense of funk; a keen sense of timbre and tone color, with a wooly low end and crystalline highs. It’s also possible to discern a certain sense of humor, as well—nothing over the top, simply the occasional wink or sly grin as a riff steps out and takes its star turn. Like the best musicians, Maayan’s work is all about communication. No wonder she understand the dance floor so well.
Bursting and blooming into the “boys dominated” Sunrise roster, Alexandra brings that refined yet energic feminine breeze into the Romanian electronic music scene.
Deeply in love with vinyls, drawing her inspiration from various artists, styles of music, arts or other life pleasures – from Zip to Herbert, from [a:rpia:r] to jazz, from Jim Jarmusch to tequila – Alexandra doesn’t want to be labeled under some specific music genres.
Alexandra’s first gigs abroad took her straight into the DJ booth of Robert Johnson club in Offenbach, Club der Visionaere in Berlin and Arma17 Beach Party in Moscow. Recently she was invited to play for the Get Perlonized night in Panorama Bar Berlin (along with Zip, Sammy Dee and Ricardo Villalobos), Monza @ Sankeys Ibiza, Underground Ibiza, Circolo Degli Illuminati in Rome and Concrete Paris.
Her curiousity and passion for music drove her through the journey into the electronic music environment of Romania. First she wrote articles for ClubbingMag (the first romanian clubbing magazine). Then she joined the Sunrise Booking Agency and [a:rpia:r] label team to put up a lot of beautiful electronic music events and to promote some of the most talented Romanian artists.
Her debut as a DJ came in 2009 at a Wicked Sound party in Mash-up club in Bucharest, where she opened the night for Kozo and Cezar. Since then, Alexandra played along with Zip, Rhadoo, Petre Inspirescu, Cassy, Vera, Valentino Kanzyani, Thomas Melchior, DJ Qu, Masomenos, Abelle, DJ W!ld, Eva Maria, Martine and most of her fellows DJs of Sunrise. Sunwaves Festival, where she was spinning for the 5th, 6th and 9th edition, is one her favourite events to play at.
And this is the story until now. Listen and if you like her music, please dance!
MISS I (Groove On):
Ioana developed her natural born talent and musical taste from an early stage of her life.She was surrounded by music at a young age as she began studying piano, guided mostly by her mother.
Eager to learn more and develop her musical skills, Ioana found out about dj-ing from her father who played music as a side passion, during summertime.
Partying and going out in clubs allover the country gave her the possibility to know people that work in the field and also gave her the feeling of what it means for a DJ to play music to clubbers waiting to be impressed. Therefore, about five years ago, she began gathering her own vinyl collection and in 2006 she had her first gig.
In 2008 she began the project Groove On with her friend Jo.E and till now they made their studio and lots of cultural and musical projects under that name. Every tuesday she has a radio show, Smoothy Grooves, starting from 20:00.
KOEN & PJAY (KONTRAST):
No need to introduce these guys. You know what to expect, pure quality music.
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