• Rhythmatic 4th Anniversary with Onur Ozer and Livio & Roby review by UGroove

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    Rhythmatic 4th Anniversary with Onur Ozer and Livio & Roby 26th Nov @ Netil 000 House review by UGroove

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    On Saturday 26th November one of our favourite promoters, Rhythmatic turned another year older. The London based party has made a name for itself on the underground scene for its loyalty to good music and good times. Having seen collaborations with international names and artists including Marco Carola, Davide Squillace and Luca Bacchetti with their Hideout brand and Matthias Tanzmann with the mighty Moon Harbour, there was definitely excitement in the air for the 4th birthday celebrations.

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    This year Double Trouble Productions teamed up with 28BLACK to put together something special for the anniversary bash. The event was advertised as a ‘secret warehouse East London location’ with attendees notified of the location just a couple of days before, giving the party a more exclusive feel. The night started by joining the lovely Livio and Roby for a few drinks to talk our favourite music, festivals and countries to groove. The guys were genuine, we had a laugh and they promised us magic behind the decks. We all made our way to the venue at around half past one to get Livio and Roby there for their set, but also so we could get grooving with our Rhythmatic buddies!We arrived at Netil House in Hackney (E8), to an already bustling building and growing queue. You could hear the music coming from a way down the road, suggesting the residents (Stathis Lazarides, Wesley Razzy and Archie Hamilton) had things kicking off from the very start. There were tonnes of smiling and friendly faces as we came through the doors, I could tell the night was going to have good vibes all round. Stathis Lazarides was on the decks to ease us in and I couldn’t help but start half dancing with a casual ‘dance-walk’ that we all do as we go from the entrance to dancefloor. We said hello to our favourite twins (Kiri and Kostas) the Rhythmatic promoters that never fail to get anyone pumped up and ready to rave with their happy energy. The warehouse was quite a large space, with pillars throughout and an easy to get to bar. Nothing bores me more than long bar queues, especially when all you want to be doing is stepping it out on to the dancefloor.

    The Romanian pair Livio & Roby (Desolat) produced a set of heavy techno beats for the evening. The pumping sounds received a good reaction from the crowd, with fists and cheers throughout. The Turkish talent, Onur Ozer (Cocoon) took to the turntables next for probably the most anticipated set of the evening. Again his set sat more on the techno side of things, with harder beats and a pace to push the audience through to the early hours. This harder techno sound did seem to suit the more open, four-walled space of Netil House as it filled the gaps between people and pillars. I must admit, I do like a venue to be a little more like a rabbit warren that I can weave around and explore. But, the vibes of the night more than made up for this and I have to note, the drink prices were very reasonable. It will be interesting though, to see the warehouse location selected for the next event.

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    From the feedback I’ve had everyone seems to have had a ‘proper right good time’. It was full of people who really appreciated the music and so, were there for the right reasons. As well as lots of those recognisable faces in attendance from the ‘Rhythmatic family’ to give it that extra boost. The after-party also made it easy enough for people to carry on the fun, which is always a bonus if you’re just not ready to go home at 6am (and many weren’t, as I hear this went off as much as the main event!) So all that’s left to say is, Happy 4th Birthday Rhythmatic, I’ll be seeing you again very soon!

    Full review here
    Review by Sarama Moss

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  • Onur Ozer interview

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    Onur Özer is a name synonymous with the underground, but despite years of DJing no one knows too much about Turkey’s first underground star. Seemingly flying under the radar and evading too much contact with the press, Onur Özer lets his music do the talking.

    In a rare interview, we caught up with Onur ahead of his set at our 4th birthday to talk growing up in Turkey, his love of playing back-to-back, and taking his mother to gigs.

    Q. On 26th November, you’ll be in London to play at Rhythmatic’s 4th birthday. What have been your past experiences of playing in London?

    A. I always enjoy playing in London, especially Fabric. This club is another world and has an amazing sound system, which allows you to play very versatile music. This is very important for me, because than you have the chance to create a dimensional flow. This is a great experience for a disc jockey.

    Q. You grew up in Istanbul, Turkey. Was there much of a ‘scene’ there?

    A. It was amazing in the past when I started. Now, it is almost not there anymore. Sad. There was an amazing club, but once it closed down somehow the whole scene got weaker every day. However, there is a strong scene in Bucharest now, which makes me very proud as an Eastern European.

    Q. I read an interview once where you said that “techno was missing something, so was Turkish music. But when they collide, they complete each other.” How much of an impact has Turkish music had on you?

    A. Well, as many examples have shown in the last few years, acoustic music combined with electronic music gives a lot of possibilities. The most important thing is, this combination gives us many fresh feelings when we listen to it, which we didn’t experience so much in “pure” electronic music productions in the last decades.

    When I said that they are completing each other, I meant both worlds: acoustic and electronic music, not only Turkish melodies. Therefore, the music I have produced so far had nothing to do so much with Turkish music, just couple of tunes. But for press, I think it was interesting that someone coming for the first time from an Eastern country in to the electronic music scene exaggerated a little bit!

    Q. What was it about techno that grabbed you? Was there a particular track that got you hooked, or a night out?

    A. My interest for electronic music, I never limit to techno actually. For me electronic music, “if it is interesting to listen to”, is something which is reaching your never discovered perceptions. It is able to make you feel 10 feelings at a time in one minute. I think this is the major thing that took my interest.

    Q. What did your family think about your career choice? Have they been to see you play?

    A. My mother supported me a lot in my career choice. Whatever it might be. And yes, it is still my duty to take my mother for a gig.

    Q. How has moving to Berlin affected you, both professionally and personally?

    A. This was a big step. Not so much in person, but professionally. I met with a lot of people who later all became my friends. We share our musical knowledge every day and this is priceless.

    Q. This summer you played eight dates across North America, despite hardly playing there before. How did the parties go?

    A. First of all I met with super nice people and had a great time in general, not just at the parties. Almost all the parties were nice, people were in to the music so much, and seeing many people who are following the music and seeing many local DJs who were still supporting the vinyl was a very good thing!

    Q. Which was your favourite party of the tour? Were there any disasters?

    A. There were no disasters. Every party was nice and had its own speciality. For me the highlights were NY, Chicago, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Miami and especially the amazing roof top party in Washington DC.

    Q. You have mentioned that you love playing back-to-back. What has been your most memorable b2b session?

    A. Yes I really love it. It’s all about sharing the same moment and vision. During this year I had very nice gigs with Dorian Paic, Tobi [Neumann] and with Ricardo [Villalobos] and Raresh at Cocoon closing at Ibiza.

    Q. Which DJ’s are you digging at the moment?

    A. I really like many DJs coming from Romania who have a great approach and vision in playing techno and house, and most importantly supporting 100 percent vinyl. The rest are all my friends who are already very well known. As newcomer, Binh from Berlin who is also a resident in Club Der Visionare is one to watch.

    Q. For someone with your level of success, you don’t seem to give too many interviews. Is that a conscious decision?

    A. I have no problem to give interviews from time to time if they are interesting to answer. In fact, it is very important to concentrate on your art with your full mind-energy instead of concentrating on media and social networking craziness every day, which I am really not a big fan of.

    Q. And finally, what does the future hold for Onur Özer?

    A. At the moment I am working on my second album and some other projects. I don’t want to give a specific time, but all of them will be out during 2012.

    Onur Özer will be playing at Rhythmatic’s 4th Birthday on Saturday 26th November alongside Livio & Roby plus residents Stathis Lazarides, Wesley Razzy and Archie Hamilton.

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  • Competition: Rhythmatic 4th Anniversary w/ Onur Özer & Livio & Roby

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    Competition: Rhythmatic 4th Anniversary

    It has already been 4 years since Rhythmatic made their mark in the London scene. We are back on the 26th November for our final Warehouse party in 2011

    Last year’s Rhythmatic Bday party was hailed as one of the best events in 2011, if you don’t believe us, check Marco Carola’s interview on RA.

    To celebrate 4 years of Rhythmatic we are giving away the below package:

    1 x Rhythmatic banner
    2 x Rhythmatic tops
    2 x Dirty Fresh Laundry tops
    2 x VIP entries at the main party
    2 x VIP entries at Un:rated after party
    1 x case of 28BLACK energy drink

    Q. Who is the longest serving Rhythmatic Resident

    A1. Stathis Lazarides
    A2. Wesley Razzy
    A3. Archie Hamilton

    Please send us your answers to info@rhythmatic.co.uk

    Double Trouble Productions in Association with 28BLACK presents

    Rhythmatic 4th Anniversary // 26 Nov // 10PM – 6AM

    Onur Özer (Cocoon)
    Livio & Roby (Desolat)
    Stathis Lazarides (Rhythmatic, Cavo Paradiso)
    Wesley Razzy (Rhythmatic)
    Archie Hamilton (Rhythmatic)

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    Adv tickets from RA and Theransomenote:

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    Un:Rated After Party // 27 Nov // 6AM – 12PM

    With Very Special guests????? Limited capacity

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    Big Thank YOU to our sponsors

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    Dirty Fresh Laundry:

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  • Rhythmatic 4th Anniversary with Onur Ozer and Livio & Roby

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    Double Trouble Productions in Association with 28BLACK present

    Rhythmatic 4th Anniversary

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    Secret Warehouse East London Location

    26 November 2011 // 10PM – 6AM

    Featuring


    Onur Özer (Cocoon)
    Livio & Roby (Desolat)
    Stathis Lazarides (Rhythmatic, Cavo Paradiso)
    Wesley Razzy (Rhythmatic)
    Archie Hamilton (Rhythmatic)

    It’s been four years since London’s international party throwers, Rhythmatic, began producing some of the UK’s must-visit parties. Since, they’ve had the pleasure of featuring some of the worlds finest electronic musicians including Davide Squillace and Matthias Tanzmann with UK exclusive b2b’s, Radoo, Petre Inspirescu, System Of Survival, Luna City Express, Martinez, Lopazz, and Carl Cox during southern European tours – the list goes on. Last year Marco Carola came to celebrate their third birthday in a rare London warehouse appearance, still talked about today. Featured in Mixmag during a Marco Carola interview almost a year later, and hailed by the man himself as “One of the best parties I played at in 2011” on Resident Advisor – it’s not unrealistic to say that Rhythmatic have produced some outstanding occasions.

    Having spent 2011 busying themselves putting on parties for international brands and artists including Davide Squillace and Luca Bacchetti’s Hideout, Matthias Tanzmann’s Moon harbour imprint, Grecian marvel – Cavo Paradiso and also putting on Rhythmatic only parties along the way, the team are ready with 28BLACK to close their third year and begin their fourth with yet another bang. Introducing superfine production, expertly tailored sound and quirky venue choice, Rhythmatic have been toiling & boiling with their home-made trouble to once again create something that little bit special.

    The team have spent the past four years composing line-ups to perfection, and this year is no different. Bringing world favourite, Cocoon’s Onur Özer, and the incredible duo, Livio & Roby from Desolat to the table, the promise of yet another enthralling party is once again lingering in the Rhythmatic air. The same goes for their residents who have spent the years nurturing the Rhythmatic sound and keeping the intimate sessions alive, the fourth birthday will proudly presents the Rhythmatic residents; Stathis Lazarides, Wesley Razzy and Archie Hamilton.

    Rhythmatic has been built on a promise and personal obligation to bring underground music revelry to an intimate place to carve unforgettable memories, all finely tuned by an illustrious atmosphere, originality, quirk and a great crowd. Join us in creating another memory for the London party books. Are you ready?

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    Un:Rated After Party

    6AM – 12PM

    With Very Special Guests???? Limited Capacity

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    Rhythmatic Competition

    With a chance to Win tickets, tops, Energy drinks please visit the link below

    Win Win Win!!!!

    For guest list for both events and more info email us: info@rhythmatic.co.uk

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