Borys

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Borys

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Kyiv, UK

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Dj Borys is one of the most-respected Ukrainian DJs and resident of art centre Closer. He has been on the scene for last 10 years since his glory days at Xlib club. Borys is known for being enthusiastic vinyl collector and has an enviable collection. His reputation has steadily amplified over the years thanks to his eclectic sets and excellent technical skills. In recent years he has joined forces with Noizar and taking their back-to-back sets to a whole new level. Their joint sets always get the crowd going, not just because of their mixing skills but their idiosyncratic track selection. What they could present on the dance floor with their DJ set has gained much love and applause, even among many international media as Crack, Resident Advisor, Calvert Journal etc. 

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Thorgerdur

Thorgerdur

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Thorgerdur is an Icelandic DJ and producer mainly based in Oslo, with second bases both in Iceland and Berlin. With a background as a classically trained pianist and a singer-songwriter, she began playing vinyl late 2014, had her first gig in 2015, and has since then proven herself as a great selector with a unique ability to curate groovy and engaging sets. She loves to travel through different kinds of styles, exploring how they together create an effortless flow, focusing on the vibe rather than any specific style or genre.
She regularly plays her eclectic and unpredictable sets in both Oslo’s and Iceland’s most respected venues.

If you were lucky, you might have previously caught her playing one of her excitingly eclectic and surprising sets that are often daring and full of flare, at places like Bravó or Kaffibarinn in Iceland, which is the where she originally fell in love with electronic music, only few years before she moved to Oslo in 2013 and got introduced to the Oslo-underground scene, which is where she started DJing herself.

In addition to being co-founder and resident of Blossy, label and event series run with her partner A:G, she also holds residencies with Det Gode Selskab, Missing Link in Darmstadt, New Planet and her own project, The Elf Club in Iceland.

After having released their first EP back in 2018, the Blossy EP which included four different tracks with a minimalistic techno-electro vibe, and the track ‘Connection’ released on On Sight Series as part of the VA OSS # 2 back in 2020 (both releases collaborations with A:G), some of her other collaborations are now finally seeing the light of day.

Most noteworthy, she’s a part of Scandinavia Bass Dreams, an already timeless VA which includes the track NoTV by Television, an alias used by her and the Icelandic producer Kuldaboli. After 3 years of mandatory pressing delays, the VA (Stilleben062) is out in July 2023 on Stilleben, one of the most respected electro labels of the Nordic countries, run by the Swedish electro wizard, Luke Eargoggle.

In March 2023, her first solo electronic track recently got released on Sonic Weapons of Love, compilation dedicated to raising funds in support of Ukraine, curated by Sasha Zlykh and Andrew Valevsky.

 

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Marie K

Marie K

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One of those artists that seems to be skilled on all surfaces, Marie K tells her musical story in a highly personal way, to great effect.
Her DJ sets emit a playful and daring energy that ranges from cheeky forgotten finds to modern South-American influences, always with great attention to detail in the way she builds up a set, and listens to the audience’s energy. It comes as no surprise Marie K sees dancing as a therapeutic tool for the soul.

Being classically schooled, she shook the world with her live debut at Draaimolen 2022, and continues to deliver deeply emotional, dark, yet hopeful journeys through her hardware only performance. Marie’s first productions are to be released on vinyl later this year through well regarded labels such as Nous’Klaer Audio with more in the works.

 

Photo credit: Linda Muysson

 

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Orbit Of Ecstasy

Orbit Of Ecstasy

ARTIST BIO

By letting presence and place determine art, Orbit of ecstasy explores an unique awareness culture to its full extent. It is a platform to raise humanity, including the unexpected, the rejected, the ignored, and the failure- in short: working for peace and envision a better world through the freedom of speech, where the arts interact active and independently. Orbit of ecstasy has found its sonic identity by opening up this visionary power to its present. Classical pieces by Bach or Skrjabin can open a door to ecstasy, creating knowledge in the moment.

It can touch the inherent wisdom, the common ground which has been paved the way through: Nikola Tesla (Researcher- founder of the Orgon energy), Agnes Martin (paint- er – mirroring cosmic realities with Color, size, intensity and numbers), Karin v.Maur (Author of „Klang der Bilder“), Zip and Sammy Dee (including humor and relentless smile in electronic music). Accepting spirituality as preform of a fearless state of mind is highly individual and can only be answered by presenting each protagonist independently: Florian Haik Schirmacher (Piano, Electronic) collaborated rst with Pantytec (Zip and Sammy Dee) in the electronic art world. Coming from a percussive band, „Drum Spirit“, he debuted as a singer, which was accompanied by Soulcapsule (Baby Ford and Thomas Melchior) and Larry Heard, who both remixed his rst tracks.

He Co- founded Bands like Wareika, Hatikvah, Here Today, Prime Origin and Federleicht to point out a different sense of community. Especially with his label FormResonance, as a platform for electronic research. Keeping the omnidirectional spirit can’t be more acknowledged by knowing that Florian Haik Schirmacher studied classical music, Theology and got a philosophical degree based on Kierkegaard’s understanding of Freedom – teaching yoga in prison and following the line of Kriya yoga since more than twenty years. As a main influence, he points out: Giorgio Morandi, Agnes Martin, Tikiman and Skrjabin. He lives in a communal space in Esterholz, Germany.

Orbit of ecstasy includes mistakes, failures, humor and accepts spiritual apprentice- ship to bridge Integrity and Identity fractions to gain an omnidirectional intuitive listening. To foster a culture of consent / safe space.

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Noizar

Noizar

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One of the long-time resident at Closer club, Kyiv’s most renowned clubbing institution, Noizar is a Ukranian DJ recently relocated to Amsterdam. He is the owner of the vinyl-only label Wicked Bass, on which he releases records from both Ukrainian and international talents and runs homonymous parties since 2010. 

In the years that followed, Noizar gained recognition for his performances both solo and in b2b with his friend and colleague Borys – the two often closed the night at Closer creating unique moments and participating in the crafting the vibe the club has become known worldwide for. Borys also debuted with his latest record on the Wicked Bass imprint.

Noizar’s DJing style is uniquely sharp and groovy – behind the decks he shows a key focus on detailed performances, from the selections to his technical abilities, aspects which have brought him touring around the world, playing gigs in cities such as Tokyo, Berlin, Seoul, Paris, Tbilisi and many more.

Whether playing in a sweaty nightclub or recording carefully curated mixtapes for independent radio shows, Noizar’s sound goes far beyond conventional house or techno, always offering a sleek twist, incorporating broken rhythms and nuanced, layered melodies.

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Aliana

Aliana

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For someone with an academically trained music background, Aliana’s selections and production are incredibly varied and colorful. While her classical formation with an emphasis on piano gave her a uniquely sympathetic perspective on music, childhood fascinations with rock, funk and other genres slowly led down a rabbit hole discovering the most obscure dance music genres. From here she began spending hours digging for records and creating her own music to satisfy an inborn need of self-expression and artistic curiosity.

Aliana has a mystical flair to her selecting abilities that goes hand in hand with her musical creations. During DJ performances, she envelopes her audience with deep moods and enthralling rare gems, surprising every time with a range of genres from underground house and electro to disco.

Growing up in Ukraine, she was a part of the local underground scene DJing, organizing parties, and making music. She then spent a period of time in France, where she became a part of Midibasics, with which the joint EP “Cyber Queen” was released In 2019, Aliana moved onto her own solo project, to be able to focus on her artistic introspection and creative growth. In the past 5 years, she has released a handful of releases on labels like Sous:sol, Variable Records, Mithra, and more recently her first LP on Finest Hour.

Back in her home country since 2021, Aliana is now focusing on her active performances, while at the same time developing the local underground scene. She recently organized a series of events called “Muza” where she put together a team of like-minded women to grow and artistically express themselves. Coming up soon, she has releases in the pipeline for the ‘Laconica’ and ‘Tresydos’ labels.

 

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Abi

ABI

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Abi’s nearly lifelong love affair with house and techno and all its in-betweens goes a while back. Naturally gifted and genuinely passionate, French artist Abi grew up intimately surrounded by funk and soul, with French Touch House being one of her biggest influences since middle school. Currently residing in Marseille, right on the sun-kissed south coast of France, Paris-born Abi uses her most intimate musical influences to fuel her particularly robust and accurate style as a distinct electronic music DJ, bringing her sound to some of the most important clubs in Europe and beyond.

With life excursions through Madrid and New York, where its dazzling underground, warehouse-heavy rave scene played a crucial role, Abi’s prominent musical preference landed on techno music’s more seductive, hypnotic side. Abi blends, with grace, the finest and most alluring electronic music ailing from the US and Europe, mixing Detroit sounds, UK Garage, Breakbeat, and Italian house with ease.

Founder of the pioneering project RA+RE, Abi has engaged her connections within the electronic music scene to empower and shine a vital light on the vastly understated community of women in the electronic music scene. Since its inception in 2014, RA+RE has become one of the most renowned collectives and record labels built exclusively by (and for) women in the underground music scene. As the operating force behind the legendary Breakfast Club afterparties in Paris, the collective played a vital role in catapulting female talent worldwide.

Combining virtue and innate talent, Abi’s growth as a DJ has been stable and organic. Charged by a keen desire to discover the finest records that get people dancing and a singular concern in pleasing the crowd with an easygoing attitude, Abi’s DJ sets are her vessels for artistic expression targetted at reminding the world that dancefloors are, in fact, one of the best places where they can travel, laugh and enjoy themselves.

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Pieter Jansen

Pieter Jansen

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Whether he’s inspiring dancers from the DJ booth or broadcasting on the radio, Pieter Jansen is a familiar face on Amsterdam’s thriving underground electronic music scene – a fixture at all annual Draaimolen events and a resident & programmer at the notable Breakfast Club in Amsterdam.

Over the past few years, Pieter launched two imprints: yeyeh (short for “You’re Everything You’ve Ever Heard”), a lovingly curated outlet for intriguing, engaging, and inspiring music both old and new; and ninih, the night to yeyeh’s day, an imprint focused on rather rhythmical, club-ready sounds. Through these outputs, Pieter alternately puts out unreleased music by producers from the past (the 90s/00s) while also shedding light onto producers of today.

Bubbling away beneath the surface of the Dutch scene since the early part of the past decade, Jansen began his career by promoting parties and festivals before dedicating more time to DJing. Jansen chose to champion vinyl from the start. It’s almost impossible to pin Jansen to a specific style or scene; instead, he’s cultivated a personal DJ style that prioritises darker, weirder, and more profound records while remaining firmly focused on the dancefloor. Known for taking risks – both in creating thoroughly inspired mixes and by his chosen records – His style is defined by his ability to explore multiple genres while regularly reaching for electro, IDM, house/techno, ambient and minimalist grooves.

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Eversines

Eversines

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Eversines is a producer and DJ residing in Amsterdam. He’s been producing for over a decade, co-runs record label De Lichting and focuses on the energetic yet dreamy side of electronic music.

In 2019 his debut album was put out through Wex Records, after which releases on yeyeh / ninih came forth including a solo outing and a special collaboration with thereminist Carolina Eyck titled ‘Waves’.

De Lichting being a close group of friends and Eversines’ homebase, he’s always a part of the well received double vinyl compilations they put out, and had his debut on Kalahari Oyster Cult in 2020 with ‘Plooi’.  He recently released on labels like Animals On Psychedelics, Nous’Klaer and Lonely Planet Records, with more releases in the pipeline for well-respected labels.

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Penelope

Penelope

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Having already released on Mari.te’s Tresydos imprint and Basic Moves’ sub label For Playful Manners, French-born artist Penelope has slowly grown her presence in the underground music panorama over the past years.

Always with a thirst for new horizons to fuel her creativity, she moved to Berlin for some years where she spent time refining her taste around heavy undulating basslines, arping synths and body rocking drums.
Penelope’s sound is a unique expression of her broad sonic tastes that range from house to techno and all electronic experimentation in between. Her cosmic, often dreamy, sometimes pitch black musical direction is fantastically tempered with outrageously diverse moods and basslines to die for. When behind the decks, she can often be seen with a glint in her eye and playful smirk on her face as she knows the reaction her bombs will have when they drop.

Based in Lisbon since 2018, she also has built a solid foundation in her new adopted city. Founder of the oDYSea parties and platform, she is a familiar face of the Portuguese scene as well as in European clubs and festivals.

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