VOLTAGE Welcomes Egg London @ Steam Athens w/ Secret Cinema!
H VOLTAGE Records το βράδι της Παρασκευής 1 Νοεμβρίου, υποδέχεται στο Steam Athens τον Μαέστρο της ατμοσφαιρικής Techno, Secret Cinema!
SECRET CINEMA (GEM / Drumcode / EC / Cocoon):
Ο Ολλανδός καλλιτέχνης δεν χρειάζεται συστάσεις, καθώς είναι ένα από τα πλέον ηχηρά ονόματα της σύγχρονης Techno έχοντας στο ενεργητικό του αναρίθμητα top tracks στα 25 χρόνια που παράγει Techno classics!
Μία βασική μορφή της Ολλανδικής Σκηνής και ιδρυτής της Gem Records, ο Secret Cinema είναι ο άνθρωπος που έμεινε στην ιστορία για τα συγκλονιστικά του σετ στο Berghain, Space Ibiza, Womb Tokio το Watergate του Βερολίνου αλλά και σε πολλά ακόμα από τα σημαντικότερα Clubs και Φεστιβάλ του κόσμου.
Την Παρασκευή 1η Νοεμβρίου, έρχεται και ως “ειδικός απεσταλμένος” του Egg London, για μία βραδιά ιδιαίτερης σημασίας, καθώς συν τοις άλλοις, θα εκπροσωπεί και το κορυφαίο club της πρωτεύουσας της Βρετανίας!
Προσγειωμένος, προσιτός και φιλικός, ο Jeroen, a.k.a. Secret Cinema θα μας ταξιδέψει στο ξεκίνημα της σεζόν της VOLTAGE Records στο Steam Athens, με τις ατμοσφαιρικές και αισθαντικές του μουσικές σε ένα event που είναι αδύνατο να χάσετε.
Μαζί του στο line up, θα βρίσκεται η ιδιοκτήτης της VOLTAGE ANNA V. (Suara / Mood / Elevate) αλλά και οι residents του label μας, Olga και Theony με τις πάντα δυναμικές και ξεχωριστές μουσικές τους.
Steam Athens
Ευρυμέδοντος 3 / Γκάζι
Doors open at 00:00 till 08:00
Τιμές εισόδου / Tickets at the door: 10€
Τιμή Φιάλης / Bottle price :
– Tables: 120€/4
Τηλ. Κρατήσεων : 6936660260, 6981029016
SECRET CINEMA (GEM / Drumcode / EC / Cocoon)
Founder of Gem Records: https://www.facebook.com/gemrecords
A key figure on the Dutch scene since 1991. An international headlining artist known for his sets in Berghain, Space Ibiza, Womb Tokio, Watergate, his frequent Elrow gigs or headlining every major festival in the Netherlands. Gem Records label boss responsible for moving the careers of Egbert, Enrico Sangiuliano and Reinier Zonneveld forward. Steady producer of countless essential techno classics for over 25 years. One of the most original and down to earth pioneers of electronic music on the planet. All legitimate ways to describe Jeroen Verheij a.k.a. Secret Cinema.
The artist known best for his Secret Cinema work started the nineties off with an array of projects that each played important roles. Verheij’s story started at one defining moment in 1990 at his parents’ house near Rotterdam, the Netherlands: The moment he decided to stop playing video games and start making music on his Amiga 500 computer. His first release ‘Sonar System’ as Meng Syndicate (Hithouse Records 1991) became an instant rave classic.
Hungry for more the young producer invested his royalties in equipment. His friend Gert-Jan Bijl (a.k.a. 4lux frontman Gerd) recommended the Kurzweil K2000. This piece of equipment sparked an extremely productive period: “I made most of my nineties hits in 1994 sitting on the side of my bed because the room was too small to fit a chair in”. It was there that he made Point Blank – Meng’s Theme; a track that according to the Swedish Drumcode label boss himself, inspired Adam Beyer to start making techno. The first Secret Cinema release “Timeless Altitude” followed soon and was a massive worldwide club hit played by Väth, Cox and was a Love Parade favourite. Grooveyard – Watch Me Now and Mary Go W!ld were huge crossover hits that made their way from the club into the national charts in several countries.
At the time, Secret Cinema was part of a now extinct species of musician who made a living selling music without performing. He had one strong principle; he only wanted to perform his own music live on stage, no DJing. It was only sporadically he would bring out his huge rack of equipment to play a live set, inserting floppy disks with samples for each track. Again, it was a piece of equipment that brought around change…
In 1998 Verheij discovered the Yamaha SU700 sampler sequencer: “It felt like the missing link for my live sets. I could mix from one song to the next like a DJ, but with control over every sound and effect”. This compact setup made Secret Cinema a pioneer of live acts as we have come to know them today. It also gave birth to an international career with travel now within reach; trips to Japan, China and across Europe. It was the setup with which he headlined many festivals in the early 00’s such as Wire, Mystery Land, Dance Valley and closing the main stage of Awakenings Festival 2005.
Looking back on his career with releases on Gem, EC, Drumcode and Cocoon that defined the sound of eras for many clubbers of several generations and headlining stages across the globe Secret Cinema still feels he must accomplish more. “It’s funny, but after 25 years I feel I still haven’t reached my goal. Slowly but surely, I am still growing towards it. I always feel I need to prove myself. But maybe that is the driving force I need to keep going. It’s always been that way really. Balance is of the essence”.
ANNA V. (Suara / Elevate / Mood / Voltage):
If you’ve never contemplated your existence on a dancefloor before, you’ve never listened to ANNA V. The moment the virtuosa steps into the booth, rumbling basslines become seismic waves, laser beams morph into shooting stars, and suddenly you’re wide awake in a universe you never knew existed.
The Florence, Italy-born artist has spent quite literally her entire life dedicated to music. Beginning at age 8 and with the influence of her father – a true synth wizard – she found herself excelling with production and arrangement in an array of genres. However, it was 2012 when the Earth really shifted, marking a new era by sparking up her solo techno project.
The anomalous fusion of elements she’s come to be recognised by are characterised by lurching synths, brain-rattling kicks, and rolling grooves, down to the most minuscule detail. Her commitment to precisionism and passion for hardware production has landed her on legendary labels such as Suara, Elevate, Mood Records, Respekt and more. However, Anna’s own label, VOLTAGE, is no stranger to success, either. As one of the most rapidly rising techno labels in the world, its releases are consistently on the top charts and feature some of the most well-respected artists on the circuit. Monster-like synths, rumbling basslines, melancholic melodies and rave-approved anthems can all be found here.
Having played at some of the globe’s most illustrious venues, including Melkweg, Egg London, Steam Athens, and more, expect her to be in your town soon. If you’re lucky enough to catch her, expect to come as close as you can to touching the stars. Ethereal waves and frenzied arpeggios push and pull amongst roaring kicks, providing you with an aural revelation not even the best storytellers could imagine.
Resident of VOLTAGE Records, a producer in the making, a talented DJ and a fresh, dynamic personality. Forged within the underground scene of Athens, OLGA is a dedicated, hard working professional who will stop at nothing until she reaches her goal.
Her music is influenced by the contemporary European Techno scene; her sets are raw, crisp and unusual, sparkling with unseasoned freshness. Enriched with particles of spicy vocals and Progressive melodies, wittily built around a core of pure Techno, she governs the crowds and makes a sensation in every single one of her live appearances. Combining simplicity and technical precision, she manifests an enthusiastic flow, a journey lovingly given to her audience, warranted to immerse them in her unique atmosphere.
That’s what caught the eye of VOLTAGE and in the year 2019, added her in their line up of resident DJ’s. Having shared the decks with some or the most important influencers in the Genre, such as Pig&Dan, HITO, Nakadia, Thomas Schumacher, Green Velvet, UMEK, Spartaque, Cristian Varela and Ramiro Lopez among others, Olga is advancing and ascending, towards becoming a bellwether, a tastemaker in the club scene.
Theony was born in the beginning of 90s.
She is an Athenian musician and DJ and she has a degree at Physical Education and Sport Science.
From an early age, her love for music was passionate, as she had classic guitar lessons and now as an adult she plays and studies the piano in order to improve her skills in music production.
At the age of 23 she started performing in the underground scene of Athens and before she knew it, she was playing in some of the country’s best underground clubs.
Her music is characteristic; flavored with a special scent of sexy, dark and fresh sounds combined with the dark and intense chromosomes of Techno.
As DJ she has shared the decks with Pig & Dan, Thomas Schumacher, Alberto Ruiz, Wehbba and some of the most important DJ’s of the Greek Techno scene.
When Theony is not DJ-ing, she spends most of her time in her studio in Athens, where she continues to improve her production skills on drum machines and hardware synths.