For the first in the series of SIDEXSIDE’s re-launch they have recruited two of Desolat’s most hyped about artists in tINI and Guti. As a label Desolat has built up a reputation for releasing ground breaking techno and house, so clearly it would be only fitting for two of it’s acts to be paired SIDEXSIDE. This showcase will feature a 1-hour live set from Guti, whilst tINI will provide an extended set, taking you through a journey of experimental house and techno, that will cover every corner and crossover.
In only a few years tINI has risen to being one of Germany’s most highly acclaimed female producers across the house and techno scene. Her first DJ adventures were through the hip hop scence, but with a deep passion for grunge, wave and new romantics, it was when she first discovered upon Moodymann’s “Amerika”, that her style became more electronic. In 2003 she started to make an impact in the local clubs of her hometown Munich, and before long she was holding down residencies across the rest of Europe.
By 2008 she had joined the Desolat family, after she caught the attention of Loco Dice when playing at some of his parties. It’s her ability in intuitively knowing how to enchant a crowd during one of her peak time sets, combined with her distinctive sound that has sealed her reputation. Constantly pushing the tech funk sound forward, the most significant highlight of her unique career was when she released her debut album, “Tessa” on Desolat last autumn.
It was in the studio of Latin Grammy-nominated producer and friend Leandro Martinez that Guti began experimenting with making house beats and singing on top. And having grown up with music, it didn’t take long before he was banging out several tracks a day. A classically-trained jazz virtuoso and national rock & roll hero in Argentina, Guti was born in an exceptionally musical family, which included orchestra directors, saxophone players and pianists. Soaking up his father’s singing from a young age he is heavily influenced by the folk music of Argentina, which to him is both incredibly intricate and perfectly simple.
In 2010 Guti moved to Düsseldorf to settle down in the studio to concentrate on his techno and house projects. The result was “Patio de Juegos”, his stunning debut album released on Desolat. Since then the Latin-Düsseldorfer is taking the world by storm, with fulminate live sets and appearances on labels such as Defected with Luca Bacchetti and Cadenza with Cesar Merveille. Although currently based in Düsseldorf, it’s unlikely he will ever leave behind the spirit of the Latin America he knows. “I love Buenos Aires. It’s a huge city… a huge jungle. Really fast, really crazy, dirty, messy. But really creative: amazing musicians. That happens with all the poor countries. We don’t have money, so we play music. We write books”.
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Shoreditch Warehouse, London
22:00 – 06:00
Marking the Five Year Anniversary of the label, the 2×12″ sampler is set for release in February 2013, and features exclusive new tracks from artists in the Desolat Family; Loco Dice, Shlomi Aber, Yaya, Horatio, tINI, Hector, Lucero en Vivo and Alexkid. Because this is a milestone anniversary, the release also sees Loco Dice supply a mix packed with the brand new productions from the 2×12″, plus a few special extras.
Loco Dice starts us off with “Lolopopinho”, a real fast paced track, which gets the heart pulses up a notch or two. The mesmerism interchanging of beats dances perfectly with the deep line bass. The subtitle breaks in pace is also a highlight, adding depth to a dance tune which has been well thought out. A real thoroughbred.
Shlomi Aber’s “Mancha” begins with a floor beater of bass that builds to the forefront in the opening minute giving a sensation that a great energy is coming closer from afar. This introduces male vocals, which are muffled. The beat from Sholomi Aber is very much bass oriented with flickers of drum percussion, whilst Yaya‘s “Our Connection” uses male French vocals to sex up a slow and driving synth, it struggles to carry the energy from the previous tracks, but makes up for it with a very infectious bouncing rhythm.
tINI‘s “Room 305″ returns the energy with rasping synths tucked together with soulful vocal samplings. The bass intertwines well with the stripped down sound, while Lucero En Vivo‘s “La France” bustles with everything that is French. Shouting female voices give rise to a samba drum beat that tussles and bustles. Drum percussions are later added to give depth. In contrast Alexkid‘s “Enty” is a softer, silkier sound; a little atmospheric gem that mixes gradual synths with a low and cutting beat. The bass cuts in gradually, and the cutting beat grows louder. This is a track that shouldn’t be overlooked.
Desolat ready for ADE with Used & Abused 12 hour marathon…
As Desolat joins a whole host of industry professionals for the annual ADE in Amsterdam, they will also be providing their instalment of entertainment with the label taking over Studio 80 on the Friday night. But Desolat seem to want to give a little bit more to anyone who is lucky enough to already have a ticket, as they will be going for a twelve hour marathon, with a line-up of the usual suspects; Martin Buttrich, tINI, Guti, Livio & Roby and Hector, all being joined by Enzo Siraguza and a very special guest. This is looking like the party to be at as tickets are all sold out with a limited number of 200 tickets being available on the door.
Used & Abused
Studio 80, Rembrandtplein 17, Binnenstad, Amsterdam
23:00 – 11:00
Desolat’s first lady of dance, tINI, announces her return to the White Isle this August for another highly-anticipated season of her infamous ‘tINI & The Gang’ beach parties, with a set of dates confirmed at Sirocco Beach in Playa Den Bossa.
Love Family Park hails one of the finest festival atmospheres…
On paper, Love Family Park boasted a respectable line-up with Sven Väth (7hr Set), Ricardo Villalobos & Luciano (b2b), Loco Dice, Matthias Tanzmann, Marco Carola, Mathias Kaden & Daniel Stefanik (b2b), Karotte, Robert Dietz, Kollektiv Turmstrasse (Live), Dominik Eulberg, Sascha Dive, Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts (Live), Zip, tINI and Frivolous (Live). But the amazing thing about this festival isn’t just the line-up of DJs, its also all the other components that go into creating a festival. There are three basic categories involved in creating any decent festival, which are obviously made up of separate components; Organisation, Atmosphere, Music…
Organisation was impeccable!
Starting with the queuing for entry, which was pretty jam packed, surprisingly passed in reasonable time considering they were body checking everyone and all bags were being searched. Upon entry, it was surprising to see a kind of cloak room hut for larger items such as Video Cameras, Mini Stereos and all kinds of other bits and pieces.
Germany seems to have a great recycling and litter reducing technique, where all empty plastic and glass bottles that are handed over to a deposit point, warrant a small cash back. It’s only a few cents, but it’s a system that works for more than one reason. It’s also a system that is used at the Love Family Park festival in conjunction with a token system for all purchases within the park. The are plenty of kiosks or huts around where plastic tokens can be purchased and used for buying drink or food. Upon your first purchase, you are charged a one token deposit for the plastic cup and given a voucher, which means you have to return the plastic cup when you buy another drink or return the plastic cup and the voucher in order to get your token back. And if you seem to have vouchers left over by the end of the day, you can always refund for your cash. You should see how remarkably clean the festival is compared to most!
Another great piece of organisation, was the bars themselves, with plenty scattered around the park and a massive rectangular bar situated under the motorway. Getting yourself a drink requires no more than a couple of minutes.
Atmosphere was perfect!
The train from Frankfurt out to Hanau was full of Love Family Park people, all drinking, enjoying, nothing too rowdy. And the same goes for the 5min walk from the station down to the Park, with everyone drink, mainly beer or Jaegermeister, some people dressed in some really creative ways, and many people mingling with others. Approaching the Park itself, there are plenty of stands selling beer of the street with music to get people in the mood. And this atmosphere is amplified once you actually enter the Love Family Park, with people who really love the music and are there just to enjoy it and mingle with other people. definitely reinforcing the name of the name of the festival.
Music was on form to battle that of most festivals!
First of all, the sound system was quite impressive, especially for the main stage and in the way every stage was laid out, you could actually walk either round the sides of the stage or even round the back. Something which holds advantages as you can easily slip into the sides of the crowd in linear with the stage or even stand away from the sides of the crowd and still feel the impact of the sound system.
In terms of the actually quality of music, Matthias Tanzmann and Loco Dice done remarkable jobs of getting things rocking and the crowd moving. Ricardo Villalobos & Luciano on the other failed to impress as they followed up from Loco Dice’s last record, which literally had the whole crowd grooving away. The couple seemed to be going one record each and Villalobos’ opener was too monotonous and boring to follow on from what Loco Dice had left behind. It may have been the case that they got things back up to speed shortly after, but at the sight of seeing plenty of people walking away and the fact that Sven Väth had already been rocking the main stage for 4hrs, we moved back over to the main stage after the first three records of Villalobos & Luciano.
This was probably the best decision made, as Sven just annihilated the crowd with one great record after another, knowing exactly how to work the crowd with some unexpected, yet seamless transition in the music. Dropping the likes of Matthew Dear – “Little People (Black City) (Sascha Dive Remix)” and Maetrik – “Crush On Me”.
Normally, DJs that get on the microphone can end up destroying a great set in a devastating way, but somehow Sven’s way off reaching for the microphone and saying a few words at the end of the festival as he closed his set, adding a little grace to the whole event. The DJ legend thanked the crowd and emphasised that without those people the festival would be that which it is. Also that he’s been DJing for 30 years and he’s not stopping because of his love for the music…
A festival that promises to deliver what a festival should on all levels!
Sven Väth’s all day festival returns for yet another year, with yet another great line-up…
Love Family Park returns for its 16th year to Mainwiesen, Hanau, Germany and its a return that is sure to deliver. Over the years, this all day festival has be growing with unprecedented success, not only from the growing number of ravers that attend every year, which has added to its international profile and the number of people traveling from far and wide to soak up the atmosphere, but also in the number of stages and the impressiveness of the line-up. Engineering, visually and sound-wise, as well as organization have expanded in equal measure. Some artists have been there from the word go; many others have joined since then. 2001 saw the introduction of a new floor, which was first placed on a tennis court. In 2005, the third floor was erected, to meet the needs and expectations of artists and visitors alike.
Their site is still being updated from last year, but confirmed information goes as far as location, line-up and early bird tickets, which is all you really need to know.
Mathias Kaden & Daniel Stefanik (b2b)
Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts (live)
Kollektiv Turmstrasse (live)