• rhythmatic by day, by night, by morning w/ Margaret Dygas, Mara Trax, Tobias. Live & Barac

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    rhythmatic by day, by night, by morning w/ Margaret Dygas, Mara Trax, Tobias. Live & Barac 

     

     

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  • Vinyl Club Vs. Love Vinyl Roof Terrace Special

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    Vinyl club is back on the 14 August at Dalston Roof Park

    Our residents on rotation will be joined by various guests and upcoming DJs on the roof Terrace over the summer

    Carlos Ryan
    Chris Hope
    Chaz Beazli
    Paddington James

    Guests

    Stuart Patterson  b2b Jake Holloway
    Audio Peckham
    Sean Donnelly

    Looking forward to having some great talents on board. You dont have to be a DJ to take part, as long as you are a Vinyl lover everyone is welcome to come and spin, their favor it record(s)

    The concept is to invite new and undiscovered talent to showcase their music, exchange records, guide them on technical skills and invite well known DJ’s to come and show others how they perform. There will also be talks and presentations from different areas in the music industry, and guidance on many subjects, from how to put you music out there, starting a label, producing tips, marketing, branding yourself as an artist, and other subjects in the music industry.

     

     

    This will be a great opportunity to create a community of similar minded DJs, artists, producers and generally music lovers, and to provide a meeting point to help people network with other musicians and companies which are sometimes hard to get in contact with.

    AT EVERY SESSION THERE WILL BE GUEST SLOTS AVAILABLE…!!!

    If you, or anyone you know would like to play please send us a minimum house mix of 30 min to:

    ***vinylclublondon@gmail.com***

    If you are involved in the music scene in any way from promotion, record shops, record label’s, music magazine’s, Music school’s, Club owners’s or any other part in the music business and would like to give talk’s or are just interested in the project please send us an Email to:

    *****vinylclublondon@gmail.com.*****

    Vinyl Club is for everyone, performing or just spectating.

    Music is to be shared

    facebook: www.facebook.com/vinylclublnd
    twitter: @vinylclublondon
    email: Vinylclublondon@gmail.coma

     

    Vinyl Club Exchange Group

    All exchanges will be taking place at our Vinyl club events. For more info and when the next event will be taking place please visit our event page.

     

     

    A few things to know about the venue and the charity
    ?ABOUT BOOTSTRAP?

    Bootstrap Company is a charitable social enterprise home to 300 businesses and charities, Bootstrap Campus, Merci Marie, Printhouse Gallery, The Bunker, The Bee Garden and Dalston Roof Park.

    Bootstrap is committed to:
    • Providing affordable spaces for work and play
    • Supporting our network of tenants and start-ups
    • Promoting access to culture and enterprise for all

    Through Bootstrap Campus, a programme of training and work placements, Bootstrap Company provides young people from East London with opportunities to develop their skills, experience, and professional networks.

    Visit the official Bootstrap Company<http://www.bootstrapcompany.co.uk/> website for more details.

    ?DALSTON ROOF PARK?

    Dalston Roof Park, a project brought to you by Bootstrap Company, is an urban garden overlooking London’s skyline.

    Membership is a £5 donation for the whole summer with free film screenings and music events plus pop up street food stalls. We want our park to be used and enjoyed by everybody.

    Sign up for membership on the Dalston Roof Park<http://www.bootstrapcompany.co.uk/22_dalston_roof_park> website.

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  • rhythmatic by day, by night, by morning w/ Margaret Dygas, Mara Trax, Tobias. Live & Barac 6 Sept at Village Underground

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    rhythmatic by day / by night / by morning

    w/

          Margaret Dygas, Mara Trax (Vera & Maayan Nidam), Tobias. Live & Barac

    At 

    Village Underground

     6 Sept 2014 // 24 hours

    rhythmatic has taken a short break after 6 years of putting some of talked about and exciting events, and will be back after the summer, launching a series of very special events that are not to be missed.

    6 Sept will see a 24-hour party, rhythmatic stays true to its music ethos and is putting together one exciting line up for 24 hours of shenanigans…

    After a long absence Mara Trax (Vera & Maayan Nidam) return to London for their rhythmatic debut. Maayan Nidam is no stranger, having appeared alongside San Proper in March last year at one of our best intimate parties/afters, so we are thrilled to have her back with partner in crime Vera. The ladies will be playing a 4h set – not to be missed!

     

     

    Since starting his solo project after Noi Doi, Barac has been creating quite a stir on the underground scene with his live & DJ set, and we can’t wait for his debut on the 6 Sept.

    Our main headliner is a Perlon and Panorama Bar affiliate. Margaret Dygas (3h set) will make her first appearance at Rhythmatic with fellow PB artist Tobias. Live, performing live. In light of the two artists’ recent E.P, we can’t wait to see what they have in store for us.

    We will not announce which artists will play at which part of the event. It is all about musically minded people coming together for the music………

     

    Margaret Dygas (Perlon) 3 hrs

     

     

    Life as Margaret Dygas has experienced it has had more than it’s fair share of unusual twists and turns. With a sound born in New York, ripened in London and refined in Berlin, Margaret Dygas is an artist whose sound possesses a true international resonance.

    Following her move to Berlin in 2007, Margaret started producing and writing her own music, and has since then released EP’s and full-length albums on Contexterrior, Power ShovelAudio, Perlon and Non Standard Productions.

     

     

     

    Mara Trax (Perlon, Oslo) 4 hrs

    (Maayan Nidam & Vera)

     

     

    Mara Trax is a project of Maayan Nidam (aka Miss Fitz) and Vera Heindel. Maayan and Vera have only been

    working together for a short time, but the music they love to play is the sound of the time. Their passion for raw, old school house grooves built the foundation for collaborative productions and performances.

    Mixing dance music’s penchant for deepness with the old school tracks that they are consciously evoking, the team is leading a new deep movement especially springing up around the cities of Frankfurt and Mannheim.

     

     

    Tobias. live (Ostgut Ton)

     

     

    There is no need to divide his works into avant-garde or club contexts, because he effortlessly merges his whole spectrum into a performance that is all him, transforming the complex textures and gripping rhythms that make his music so fascinating into experiences where listening and dancing are one, and a whole life of music leads to ever new innovations. As it happens. On the spot. Tobias Freund may be non-standard, but he sure set many.

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    Barac (Sunrise)

     

     

    Getting more and more known for his real name, Barac, half of the NoiDoi crew d Dedicated to good vibe and harmony, this artist warms up our souls and brings a smile on. Decided in 2012 to extend his solo works.

    Born with a soft spot for music, he managed to gather years of musical experience, which can be felt and tasted in his productions just like a fresh opened bottle of an old wine.

     

     Vinyl club Competition Winner

     

    Are you a Vinyl DJ? Post a link to your mix on our Facebook page to enter our DJ Competition. You could win a set at our huge end of summer party, go to our fan page and post your mix, Competition is closed on the 15 August & winner will be revealed on the 20 August

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    R you feeling lucky?

    All you have to do is share and like our flyer on the rhythmatic facebook fan page

     

    See you all on 6 Sept for our 24hrs special by day/by night/by morning event.

     

    rhythmatic sites 

    >Facebook event

    >Facebook fan page 

    >Instagram follow us @rhythmatic

    >twitter follow us @rhythmaticuk

    >rhythmatic podcasts 

    >Vimeo

    >youtube

    >Vinyl club 

    >Vinyl Exchange Group

     

    Tickets prices

    (First headliner will start before 5PM)

    ?Tickets prices?

    Please note NO guest list will be available for this event ONLY tickets, you can book your ticket either online or buy a hard copy from our ticket agencies.

    One ticket will get you to see all 5 headliners, but we will not be revealing time slots or when each artist will play

    ?Online tickets Price
    £8 Sold out,
    £12 Sold out,
    £15 Sold out
    On sale now , £18, £20

    ?OTD payment:

    Before 12AM £20, after 12AM £25

    ?Group tickets:
    Buy 4 tickets get the 5th free £72 (On Sale now)

    ?Entrance before 5PM:
    Tickets before 5PM £12 first release, follow by £15
    Group ticket before 5PM by 4 get the 5th Free, £60

    Tickets are non transferable, to enter the venue with a valid ticket you will need to present the card you used to purchase the ticket, otherwise NO entry.

    Online Outlets 

    >RA tickets: 

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    Sponsors: 

    >NICCE

    >Dirty Fresh Laundry

     

    After Party: 

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/710204825738476/

    Tickets: http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?627394

     

    The Manager reserves the right to refuse entry.

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  • rhythmatic Music 21: Joseph Williams

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    Joseph Williams is a resident of London’s Solo Danza night. His sound is composite of various styles which has seen him captivate the interest of respected members in the industry in a short space of time. His ability is personified through discerning DJ sets and his distinct production has lined up a range of releases on leading labels. Joseph’s dedication to sound will see him continue to grow in what proves to be a long journey ahead for this burgeoning talent.

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  • Podcast 19: Anna Wall

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    Ask any well-known DJ, artist or producer the secret of their success and chances are that hard work will be pretty high up their list of essentials. Anyone who knows Anna Wall will know that this is one of the many characteristics that defines her, and now, after years of working her way up the underground ranks, it looks as if years of graft are starting to pay dividends.

    Since first getting to grips with decks at the age of 19, Anna has developed a reputation and keen following in her native London and university town of Newcastle. Playing classic and contemporary house and US garage and with a strong affinity with the roots of both, Anna’s broad knowledge of the history of dance music sets her apart from the hundreds of unimaginative, chart-championing DJs that plague the scene.

    Anna’s international break came in 2011 when she was recruited as resident DJ for Croatia’s Yacht Week, playing alongside CR2′s Dan Castro for an epic 7 days 7 nights. Since then, she has been booked alongside some of the world’s most respected DJ talents, with the last few years seeing Anna DJ in the impressive company of MK, Robert Owens, Norman Jay, Inland Knights, Soul Clap, Adam Shelton and Jordan Peak.

    Anna finest moment to date came back in March, when she played for Mixmag’s DJ Lab live stream at their penthouse in Miami alongside techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson and Miami’s own Treasure Fingers; an incredible achievement in its own right and one about which she is extremely proud.

    She spent her season this summer in Ibiza, playing clubs such as the world famous Space Ibiza for Future Disco alongside Carl Cox’s The Revolution Unites every Tuesday, plus trips back to her Hometown to play Warehouse LDN, and Watergate in Berlin to name a few. Watch this space…

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  • rhythmatic Christmas Special Part 2 with Sante (Avotre) 4 hrs & Anna Wall

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    Rhythmatic Christmas special

    Special guest

    Santé (A Votre, Desolat, Cocoon) – 4 hrs
    Anna Wall (A Votre)
    Matteo Manzini (Damaged)

    What better way to say goodbye to 2013 then with a hell of a party? What a year it has been, so many great moments so many great events.. and we all know there will be so many more to follow.

    For our last event of 2013 we have invited back an artist that has truly impressed us with his technical and music skills, and over the last few months he has taken the club land by storm with releases on A Votre, Desolat, Cocoon and Defected records.

    His debut at rhythmatic was back in February, and it was one of the highlights of 2013. We are super excited to have him back at the most intimate surrounding in the heart of Shoreditch where he will be playing alongside fellow A Votre artist; Anna Wall. By now might know who we are talking about… of course we are talking about Sante. Not only do we have the pleasure to have him as our headlining guest, but we are proud to announce that he will be doing an exclusive 4 hours set, just for us and this rhythmatic Christmas special.

    For this event we will be going back to the roots; We will be hosting the event at a new location for rhythmatic. This unique space offers a limited 200 capacity, and the basement venue is pimped out with full Martin Audio sound system.

    This is a limited space so make sure that you purchased tickets in advanced.

    We are looking forward to having all at our final gathering in 2013!

    ?Adv tickets:?

    £8, £10, £12 Adv, MOTD, £12 Students, £13 Con

    http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?510576

    For guest list and more info email us info@rhythmatic.co.uk

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  • review: Rhythmatic 6th Anniversary at Sidings Warehous

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    The 19th October was a very special date for Rhythmatic, as they celebrated their 6th anniversary at the Sidings warehouse with Moritz von Oswald and Petre Inspirescu. Standing on their own, these names are already sure to attract the devoted techno fans but combine them, and you have the perfect cocktail to be assured one hell of a night. Considering the fact that this party coincided with the fabric 14th anniversary – with its usual lineup consisting of the ever present Villalobos, and other big names such as Zip, Marcel Dettman, and Sonja Moonear, the crowd in London sure had the luxury of choice. Many chose to do both consecutively, but for team KweekWeek, Rhythmatic was more than enough, as the quality of music and more intimate crowd in the only open room at Sidings was more to our taste than the chaotic maze that is fabric.

    By the time we got here, the Lazarides B2B Hamilton was drawing to its end, and had done a great job of warming the crowd. The room was warm and full of friendly faces, and the deep bass line resonated on the sound system, making our heart throb with every beat. We easily made our way to the front of the room, which was a nice change from the usual elbow battle we have to play to get even remotely close to the turntables. Just in time to see Moritz appear at the set, stoic expression on his face and records in hand, ready to give us what we had been waiting for since many weeks. And that he did. The music enveloped the room, beating rhythmically in a carefully studied manner, as could be expected from this German DJ, but varying into trippy and more eerie notes sometimes, which gave us some respite from all that dancing around.

     

     

    The end of his set at 3am was met by a standing ovation, as certain people shouted for one more track, but the applause redoubled as Petre made his appearance. Even though it was the first time we saw him play, we’d had a good taste of what he’s capable of, from records such as Swan Lake or Gradina Onirica so we knew what to expect. However he exceeded all expectations, taking the turntables by storm with some heavy beats. If any raver in the room was feeling tired by that time, Petre’s set was like a surge in energy, giving everyone a boost to keep on dancing until 6. His strong Romanian groove, characteristic of the [a:rpia:r] collective was right on the spot and echoed throughout the night, even after dawn crept up to remind us of the world that still existed outside this cocoon of music.

     

     

    Once again, Rhythmatic has not failed to impress with their impeccable organization, outstanding lineup and quality of the night as a whole. 6 years and going strong, these guys are sure to be here for a while to come. Hats off to Kiri, Kostas and the team for pulling it off once again, and if you still haven’t heard of Rhythmatic by now, check out their next party, the Christmas Special on 30th Nov with Martinez, Wesley Razzy and Mateo. It promises to be a big one as well, we would hate for you to miss it.

    (Photo and video copyrights: Rhythmatic UK)

     

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  • rhythmatic 6th Anniversary with Moritz von Oswald and Petre inspirescu @ The Sidings Warehouse

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    Rhythmatic 6th Anniversary with Moritz von Oswald & Petre Inspirescu 3 hours from rhythmatic on Vimeo.

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  • rhythmatic Christmas special part 1 with Martinez (Cocoon)

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    rhythmatic Christmas special

    Basement: rhythmatic 

    Martinez (Cocoon)
    Wesley Razzy (rhythmatic)
    Mateo (House of Sound)

    Top Floor: Dirty Fresh Laundry co presents

    Terrell Reece
    Sy Karrie

    What a year has it been for Rhythmatic, we can’t believe we are already fast approaching the end of 2013. It has certainly been a year of travelling for us; our 5th Anniversary tour took us to places like Morocco, Monaco, Paris, St Tropez, Sonar, Amsterdam, Greece, and Stuttgart, plus many more locations in and around London.

    rhythmatic will be turning in Nov at a new space, but this time we are going intimate. The space is a new basement 200 capacity just of Kingsland road.

    For this event we will be bringing back an artist that over the years has impressed us with his style and music ethos, Martinez! Since his move to Cocoon, he has taken over the club land with his pumping techno house sets, from Festival and Cocoon parties at Amnesia, Used & Abused to Sonar, he has played all over the world. His return to Rhythmatic after his last appearance as part of the Fathers and Sons Showcase impressed so much that we thought he would be the perfect artist to close our 2013 season.

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    £8, £10, £12 Adv, MOTD, £12 Students, £13 Con

    For guest list and more info email us info@rhythmatic.co.uk

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  • rhythmatic interview for This is Progressive

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    TIP have great admiration for dedicated people, and we value people and artists who promote, play and party for the right reasons, so in our first monthly feature of a promotions team, we talk to the brothers behind ‘rhythmatic’.

    “The twins” as they are nicknamed, or Double Trouble Promotions as their professional promotional name is, are twin brothers Kiri and Kostas, and they are ‘rhythmatic’. Relocated to London in early 2000 from Greece, they brought with them a vision of a memorable party and an unforgettable promotions agency. Showcasing some of the greatest talents and brining superstar Dj’s to play in the UK, some for the first time, at their events, they have really created a buzz for their venture ‘rhythmatic’. But needless to say this has only been possible through hard work and dedication- right? Maybe faith and a bit of luck on the way didn’t hurt, but at the end of the day we all knows that it takes hardcode determination and passion to establish yourself in a market that feeds on “here today, gone tomorrow”.

    With so many new promotions and parties emerging in London, all brining super talent and offering dance floors made of the coolest concrete warehouses, the clubbing scene in our musically over-floated capital, and the whole industry, have really taken a turn for the worst. Everyone is introducing themselves as a Dj or a promoter and there is no laws, structure or rules to whom can do so. rhythmatic had the benefit of entering the game five years back, and they were one of the first strong promotions agency’s not tied to an permanent venue, they establish themselves in a hot new market, so called “underground parties”, and by doing so they were on the scene from the start and have today grown to become a well mentioned name when talking about London based parties. But not stopping there, the agency have (alongside running their parties) launched a website offering interviews, news and event information and all things ‘rhythmatic’, and judging by the online buzz following the information and line up release for their 5th birthday coming up in October, we’re pretty sure this is only the first chapter of the rhythmatic story.
    TIP have great admiration for dedicated people, and we value people and artists who promote, play and party for the right reasons, so having a chat with the twins about the journey they been on gave us great opportunity to pick the brains of two guys with the hearts in the right places and ide filled heads tightly screwed on…

     

     

    Why promotions and music, why not sales, restaurants or accounting? 
    Kiri: well I finished electrical engineering and my bother finished medicine, but we got into events purely because we love the whole scene. We obviously never thought that things would get to this stage, however Kostas does still work as a Doctor and I work as an Operations Manager and run our business at the same time.

    Tell us a little about rhythmatic, what’s your vision? 
    rhythmatic started just like any other night, but we knew where and what we wanted to do. You see, in our day people were doing it purely for the hype – to make quick money and the glam party life and not because they care about putting on a good night. We’re not saying everyone, but the majority yes. Our events range from small intimate nights to the big warehouse parties; we always pay attention to production, line ups etc. Our vision for rhythmatic, is for it to be one great event that people go to, to have a great night out and to enjoy the raw warehouse feeling.

    So you have been running parties in London over the last five years, can you tell us a little about that journey, how it started and where you are today?
    rhythmatic’s launch was at EGG back in 2007. A good friend of ours called Lee Raphael introduced us to the club, and it was a big success for us. After that, we just started growing and growing, throwing parties every month for the next 5 years. We’ve had some ups and downs on the way, but generally it’s been great, and to this day rhythmatic is recognised among the best underground parties in London still putting together some great projects – we really couldn’t be happier.

    Which party has been the greatest to date, and why? 
    It has to be our first warehouse party back in 2010, it was on the 12 June, and we stepped out from our comfort zone of nightclub venues, to throw our first warehouse party with Matthias Tanzmann and Davide Squillace at Hewett Car Park. Such a great crowd – it is still one of the most talked about parties we’ve done!

    What is to expect if I was to attend a rhythmatic party? 
    Friendly crowd, great sound from our residents and guests, and some great event production at some of the best warehouse locations London has to offer. Come down on the 19th of October and you will see why!

    You have your 6th birthday party coming up, and it’s looking to be a great event – what will be special for the celebration? 6 years is a long time for any promoter, and of course our party on the 19th will be one big step for us. You hardly see any night reaching their 3rd-4th year, so to have got to this stage is a real achievement for us. Our line-up has been thought over many many months, and we feel it’s one of the best we have put together since we have started our project and we would like to believe it will be one of the highlights in 2013. Moritz von Oswald and Petre Inspirescu 3hrs coming together for one night only, with their only Warehouse London show in 2013 – we’re really excited. On top of this, we are putting together a lot of time and effort in to the production, bringing great VJ show from our friends in France ‘Dead Pixels’, our Red and Purple room to our finest Sound system to our new location, and so many surprises on the night. This is going to be one exciting gathering for sure.

     

    Have the game of promoting changed; is it harder to trough a good party today due to the competition and pressure from councils etc.? 

    Over the last months the council has stepped up the game and has been cracking down on parties and venues. In our experience, since we have managed venues in the past, everyone started putting on warehouse parties without taking the necessary precautions and measures to ensure the smooth running of their events. Too many people not focusing on safety (of course not all of them), who only care to cash in and as a result the promoters and warehouse owners have created all these issues with the residents around the spaces. As a result, the council has stepped up their effort to close down the spaces and it has been more difficult for good promoters to find new locations and venues. A year ago you had something like 30-40 warehouse spaces to choose from, week in week out. And now? Now maybe 5-10, so you can appreciate the issues good promoters are facing. The council doesn’t care who is a good promoter and who is bad. As far as they are concerned, we are all on the same list and the good promoters who put many hours into their projects are facing many obstacles as a result.

    What’s your personal opinion of the club scene in London is all getting a bit too much with new promotions and parties popping up to left and right?
    London is a great place to party and it’s always good to have competition. Competition makes you try harder to push your brand even further. But the last 15 months we have seen the scene growing so much that even for us, we are finding it hard to recognise it. So many promoters pop up every week, that over the last few months things have become very difficult, to find available spaces. We have noticed venues, artists, suppliers, promoters – all charging crazy money, etc., that even for established nights are finding it hard to adjust. The scene has been saturated a bit, and people go out to nights that offer that X factor… I think the number of promoters who will be able to afford to put on warehouse parties will decline just because of the overheads and promoters will move to clubs to run their events, or put on less events. One way or other things will change a lot in the next few months.

    Does the behind the scenes politics sometimes taking away focus for the reason behind it all, it’s all for the love of music right? 
    The days where people were doing it for the love of music according to our opinion have certainly changed. Things are so difficult in our days that there is no way where you can do events just for the love of music (definitely important factor to start with), but the financial aspect of the project is so high that even if you put on an event for 300 people you need to budget for £3-5K. You might do it once, twice, but if you don’t make money or have the funds, for how long can you do it for? Unless if you do a house party or your mum/dad has thousands of pounds to throw at you, and you can do it for the love of music… it’s just not honest! How can you say that I play for the love of music and when a DJ’s price tag is £7000 pounds?

    Rhythmatic 6th Anniversary with Moritz von Oswald & Petre Inspirescu 3 hours from rhythmatic on Vimeo.

    We haven’t seen “rhythmatic in Ibiza” or on tour for the Off Sonar – is there a special reason for you not traveling with the promotional name? 
    Ibiza we feel the big boys have taken over the island, everything has been glamorised and become so big that it would be very hard to get something to do well there, every day you are going against big players (NOT promoters but DJs). Every big DJ is doing their own party and is difficult for any promoter to get established, you hardly see any UK night doing anything out there, maybe one or two. Regarding Sonar, we got our first taste this year when our residents played there for various parties and yes, it is in our plans for 2014. Also, rhythmatic this summer put events in various cities throughout Europe as part of the 5th Anniversary Tour…

     

    With a great roster of residents; Stathis Lazarides (rhythmatic, Cavo Paradiso), Wesley Razzy (rhythmatic), Archie Hamilton (rhythmatic, Moscow records) – why did you choose these dj’s to be your chosen few? 
    Our residents have been with us for many many years, Stathis Lazarides 6 years, Wesley Razzy 4 and Archie Hamilton 3. The guys have been working relentless the last few years and you will see their effort at last is being rewarded by putting out some great productions and supporting the rhythmatic project.

    Stathis Lazaride is one of the most intelligent and talented DJs we have ever come across. We were invited by a good friend of ours (Satoshi Tommie) to go and see him at the Cross. On the night I (Kiri) can recall that he was chatting to my girlfriend but at the time I didn’t realize he was Greek. Then we got introduced by Satoshi and the rest is history! Stathis Lazarides has been a member of the Rhythmatic collective since day one, he has been there for us and continuously helps us mature the sound of Rhythmatic and direct the project musically.

    Where can we start on Wesley Razzy, what a great character, the cheeky boy with the great smile. He reminded us of ourselves when we started putting events together almost 16 years ago… I remember it was 3 years ago and I (Kiri) was travelling away on business and I was so bored at the time, so I decided to listen to this mix that Wesley has been sending me. Back then we were receiving so many requests from over confident djs that promised to smash it but luckily we weren’t looking for smashing anything hahaha… But Wesley’s approach was different and we warmed up to him quite fast so he became our resident.

    In regards to Archie Hamilton, he is one of the most humble DJs anyone could meet, so talented and so down to the earth… His friends have been to a few of our events and it was the year we put on some of the most talked about parties with the likes of Marco Carola, Tanzmann and Squillace, Rhadoo, Petre Inspirescu and the Moon Harbour 24 hour party. At the Moon Harbour party, he came with his friends to the day party at Cargo and we ended up partying together… So after spending the whole day, night and after’s together Archie invited us back to his house, were he played us one of his tracks and coincidently, it was one of our favourite tracks at the time! So we asked him to send us a mix and it was only natural to offer him a slot and become part of the Rhythmatic collective as his mix was as good as his own productions. Archie and Stathis have been making tracks for more than a year together now and the music they produce is absolute quality so we are double happy to have created this collaboration between them!

    Dream guest DJ? 
    We don’t have one specific, over the years every DJ we wanted has passed over the rhythmatic decks. Our guests are booked based on the quality of the music they play.

    Where do you think the general EDM scene is going, is dance music events dying?
    EDM – well where can we start… America coined the phrase and we can see the phenomenon is taking over our city and Ibiza. There’s big money to be made certainly in America & Ibiza, and there is a very overwhelming response. DJs cashing in big time and promoters doing the same thing. Big players in house and Techno music, when they are going across the pond, are making 3-4 times the money they make in Europe!

    Will it last I don’t know, but it has an effect on us as promoters, by the extraordinary fees these artists are now charging and as a result we have to pass the charges to our punters by increasing the door entrance. Dance events are not dying of course, but the scene is definelty changing and I think there is generally a bit of a confusion in terms of music – what is underground, what is mainstream, maybe the scene has lost a bit of its identity, the love of music, the reason we started all these parties, you know?

    Where do you prefer to hold your events, warehouse or club parties? Do you think the ambience of the party changes with the location? We have done events in clubs and warehouses, and over the last 3 years we have been doing events only in warehouse spaces. I guess doing events in warehouse spaces means you have full autonomy of the space and you are your own boss. From our experience doing an event in a warehouse is always exciting, through putting the production together and transforming that raw space into a fully functional club, and that’s where the beauty is. Warehouse spaces definitely gives us a buzz, and our crowd agree, from space to space there is always something new to discover and make the party even more exciting. Wait and see at the Anniversary party!

    What’s your plan for ‘rhythmatic’ for the next coming years?
    Let’s say rhythmatic will be back next year with very exciting projects – details coming very soon.

     

    Interview by Maria Lodetoft

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