tonight (3 june 2010) in Firenze at the MUV Festival – http://www.firenzemuv.com/ – anfiteatro delle Cascine:
Marcel Janovsky (h 00.00)
He is definitely one of the primary rocks among Cologne’s Techno scene.
The way he uses his broad experience and combines it with the pulse and
zeitgeisty sounds makes MARCEL JANOVSKY not only an outstanding DJ, but
also a successful label owner of TREIBSTOFF, producer and organiser. It
all started in the 1980s when 14-years-old Marcel listened to
Kraftwerk’s “Boing Boum Tschak”. The electronic music fever caught him
almost immediately and he decided to exchanged his drums for a proper
drum machine. And from this moment on, Marcel has been dedicating his
life to the beat and the dance floor.
For a DJ, the main objective is to combine your very own style with
the Zeitgeist and the tools available. And you will only succeed if you
constantly nourish your passion and variety of activities from a wealth
of experience: Marcel Janovsky was the first who came up with the
early, hot Chicago records at school parties. Later, in the early
1990s, he scratched in one of the first German Hip Hop bands. And he
vividly experienced the Big Bang of German Techno music when the Berlin
wall came down. Thanks to this unique, authentic style pool, Marcel’s
DJ sets are always precise as well as courageous;
he combines the past and the future of state-of-the-art dance music
thus creating a presence full of perfect rhythms and sensuality. Since
he founded his own label TREIBSTOFF together with René Breitbarth in
1997, Marcel Janovsky actually is one of the most dynamic key figures
among Cologne’s Techno scene: his own productions as well as the
intense label work in the last couple of years prove Marcel to be a
highly competent and pleasant promoter of both, unknown as well as
famous acts. And the party crowd adores him for being a great
organiser, booker and resident DJ of Treibstoff events taking place at
one of the best underground locations in Cologne.
Marcel Janovsky knows a vast number of DJs and live acts from his
own DJ gigs at the best clubs all over the world (for example South
America, Australia, Russia). And there is hardly any other protagonist
in the world of Techno music who can do the splits between the
international and local stage in such a perfect, smooth and
laid-backway as Marcel Janovsky does it. But in fact, the one would not
be possible without the other.
Gabriel Ananda (h 01.30)
Gabriel Ananda is an electronic music artist and DJ from Cologne, Germany. He is known for his diversity of sound in which he melds a mixture of techno, house, electro, and Dub music into his DJ sets and musical productions.
Ananda was weaned on classical music before listening to rock bands such as Nirvana as a teenager, as well as minimalist electronic artists like Steve Reich. His musical career path was set after a young Gabriel saw (a now much documented) Sven Vath DJ set in 1995. Two years after that, Ananda released his first 12" single for German label Horspielmusik. He has gone on to release over twenty DJ singles, many on Karmarouge Records, as well as other famed minimal and techno labels like Tanzbar Records, Trapez, Treibstoff Recordings, and Ladomat 2000.
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