We sure know how you love making history. For the first time in Belgrade, it is with great honour we welcome two bigwigs of German House music. So take a break, take a deep breath – and allow yourself to feel the chills when their sensual tunes start carrying your minds away.
is organised in collaboration with our friends House Is OK label!
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>> ROMAN FLÜGEL (Frankfurt, DEU)
It all started back like any fantasized techno tale could have. Christmas 87’ in the quiet city of Darmstadt, Hesse county, Germany; a seemingly ordinary kid unwrapped his older brother’s gift and discovered a Streetsounds’ Chicago Trax compilation. Spellbound by the groovy, warming sounds of new dance music, he decided to drop it all and start composing himself. 30 years later, Roman Flügel is now recognized worldwide as one of the most influential minds to have ever moulded the German electronic scene. Having navigated the scene for decades under various aliases (Alter Ego, Soylent Green, Roman IV…) either as DJ, live performer, remixer or producer, Flügel is also responsible for co-founding the prestigious labels Ongaku, Klang Electronik and Playhouse – comfy homes to his long-time acquaintances Isolée, Losoul and Villalobos to name just a few. Somehow, the main issue with geniuses always boils down to the same old: free spirits can’t be jailed and their music can’t really be pigeonholed. Leaping with ease from pulpy acid to pristine deep house, right through to hardcore breakbeat if not uncluttered minimal techno, Flügel is one of those happy fews gifted with the power to take anything in their stride and turn it into art. There’s thus no knowing what Flügel holds exactly in store for us this time, but a certainty: a guy who never failed to galvanize the crowds of Frankfurt’s Robert Johnson, Ibiza’s Amnesia and Berlin’s infamous Berghain for countless years in a row shouldn’t meet any problem turning Belgrade upside down on that day.
>> HOMEBOY (Berlin, DEU)
His name might sound familiar to you, and rightfully so. Before settling down in the world’s techno capital, Marko Pelaic was born and raised on the pristine coasts of neighbouring Croatia. Cruising around illustrious Barbarella’s and its sisters countless summers running, soaking up their hedonistic vibes as much as the ambient boiling heat, he soon dedicated himself to composing his own contagiously playful, danceable music. After a short spell of experimentations, dabbling with raves and bands while listening to drum’n’bass and trip-hop, moving ceaselessly in between the Dalmatian coast, Zagreb and Germany, Homeboy found a definitive shelter in one of Berlin’s most exciting clubs: Salon Zur Wilden Renate. A resident since 2015, he focused on forging and refining his own musical style, until reaching absolute singularity. Intermingling influences from Berlin’s frenetic techno, Adriatic upbeat dance, and a few other oddities in between, he constructs an unexpectedly smooth and groovy soundscape which never fails to make the hearts melt and the bodies get closer.
>> KRISTIJAN MOLNAR (Belgrade, SRB)
Kristijan Molnar is one of the favorite DJ’s of Belgrade audience that has a recipe for an always tonic and crowded party. Primarily known and respected for his Christallization Radio show, Kristijan is devoted to promoting gripping and exciting acts and broadcasting a wide range of saucy music; from deep techno, twisted disco, NYC house, weirdo-dark and modern wave, bitter beats or sweet soul. A fusion of dance music from all around the world can be heard in his bang-up all-nighters, mainly in Drugstore, 20/44 in Belgrade or in Zagreb’s Masters where he holds the residencies. Since 2006 when he started his adventure into the world of electronic music, and especially after the deal with FM station, Kristijan is a constant on Serbia’s music scene and major electronic events. In addition, his international career is getting stronger with performances in Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Cyprus and Croatia. Having a specific chameleon-like quality about his DJ-ing, Kristijan manages to adapt perfectly to every event and give it a nifty twist of his own. Parties that will long be remembered are Stereotip, the closing of the Dance arena on the Exit festival, his gigs on the Sonus festival, Lovefest, Sea Dance, as well as the H A ï K U party in Paris. He shared the DJ booth with big and mighty names such as Black Coffee, Âme, Rødhåd, Dixon, Morphosis, Jeff Mills, Red Axes, Tale of Us, Job Jobse and more. Being jauntily versatile, always positive, and describing himself as a primarily curious DJ, he will never fail to spice up the gig and create a smashing atmosphere for a broad range of audience.
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