26-28.07.2019   Płock/Poland

Shlømo live

Shlømo live

Paris born Shlømo is currently one of the new figures of French techno scene. He discovers this scene in 2005 with electronica and IDM music, being influenced by Warp, Aphex Twin and Boards of Canada. A few years later, he comes accross warehouse techno parties inspired by Sandwell District, his enthusiasm bringing him to buy his first machines to start producing.

In 2013, he creates Taapion Records with AWB and PVNV and releases his first EP: The Harvest, which was very well received by the audience. His music is at the crossroad of techno, electronica and original movie soundtracks. Bit by bit, he is playlisted by big names and remixed grounded figures as Norman Nodge, Inigo Kennedy, Donato Dozzy and Antigone. It has been a few years that this gifted producer dedicates himself to live production, such as the one he presented at the ADE (where he played alongside artists from PoleGroup, Modularz and Wolfskuil), Berghain or at the Exit and Weather Festival.

Stavroz

Stavroz

Stavroz was formed in 2011 by IJsbrand & Gert, both dj’s and sound engineers looking for a way to channel their musical antics. Soon thereafter, Maxim & Pieter joined on live shows and in the studio. Their first EP release “The Ginning” was picked up on international blogs, resulting the highest position on the Hype Machine and was chosen vinyl of the month by the German ‘Faze Magazine’. Back home in Belgium, they were awarded second best breakthrough artist, coming in just after Oscar & The Wolf.

Known for injecting an overall ethnic, acoustic and organic vibe to electronic music, these four friends pocketed releases for Kindisch, Laut & Luise, Bedrock and their own label ‘Moodfamily’ in Ghent. Their intimate live set and unique dj sets were quickly picked up, sending them on regular trips abroad. Only to return home for some fifa and their weekly show on Belgian National alternative radio ‘Studio Brussel’ where they display an uncanny ability to combine the old with the new and the East with the West. Their acclaimed latest releases “Talabout”, « Gold Town » & « Kasambila » brings you where no one ever goes to, a destination unreachable by common means, but a place blurring the lines between having a dream and a state of mind.

Stavroz manage to create a wholesome, comforting soundtrack for a place, which no words can describe. Take a rest, lay down, close your eyes and listen to a story told in an orchestral fashion, with such profession and ear for details. Stavroz is something different.

The Black Madonna

The Black Madonna

Marea Stamper has experienced another phenomenal year as The Black Madonna. She joined dance music heavyweights Dixon, Tale Of Us, and Solomun in the new Grand Theft Auto update with her own We Believe station which includes unreleased music from herself & others.  Her We Still Believe parties have continued to amass followers internationally with a sold-out block party in London, all-night-long shows in Europe, and hosting stages at numerous festivals around the globe. Her inimitable energy, infectious joy and ability to connect with the room continues to cement her reputation as one of the most sought after DJs in the world.

The Black Madonna has used her grit and talent to propel herself into a world that not long ago would have rejected someone outside of its conventions. Marea continues to support more marginalized voices represented in the electronic music scene, unafraid to vocalize her political and social views, ultimately working to help diversify the community.  Her We Still Believe events are celebratory, inclusive spaces in which various genres of electronic music are acknowledged, with performers & fans all part of a truly engaging and welcoming event.

Marea Stamper is an accomplished producer, too, with a string of irresistible tracks ‘Exodus’ and ‘A Jealous Heart Never Rests’ among them. Meanwhile, The Black Madonna recently released her remix of Silk City Ft. Dua Lipa’s huge chart smash ‘Electricity’. It’s her first official remix since 2016 (when she reworked Robyn’s ‘Indestructible’ and Tiga’s ‘Blondes Have More Fun’).