Berlin presents a big one for May and we have the pleasure to bring one of the scene's most decorated and influential artists of our time to Brighton. The legendary Timo Maas!
(Cocoon, Bedrock, Connaisseur, Last Night On Earth, Ovum, Skint)
Timo Maas has been on a 30-year quest to deliver his musical wizardry to the world. In fact, music is such an intrinsic part of his DNA that it’s one of his main modes of communication. From a residency at the groundbreaking Circoloco at DC10 in Ibiza, where he has been entrenched for over 15 years, to tours around Europe and the rest of the world, Timo Maas maintains a high level of performance.
The visionary German also dedicates his time to conjuring up fresh new productions in his studio. His international recognition began with his seminal remix of ‘Dooms Night’ by Azzido Da Bass. Adopted by the UK’s garage scene, it launched him on to the world stage and he was soon being courted by a plethora of superstars from Madonna to Depeche Mode and Fatboy Slim to Muse. He has produced three albums, ‘Loud’ in 2001, ‘Pictures’ in 2005 and, most recently, ‘Lifer’ in 2013.
There’s depth, emotion and subtlety in his creations, spliced with beats and basslines to make even the most lacklustre dance floor get a little crazy. Ultimately, he is an artist whose roots lie within the club environment. He is a DJ first and foremost, injecting his experience in the booth to his artistry in the studio and consistently demonstrating his ability to connect with any crowd he is in front of.
From closing the main stage at Bencasim after Blur, numerous Glastonbury and Ants Ibiza performances, regular appearances at institutions such as Warung Beach Club, right through to his intense and intimate shows at smaller venues.
Timo’s last album, ‘Lifer’, included collaborations with a diverse range of artists including Placebo’s Brian Molko, James Lavelle and Mikill Pane. Since that release, he has connected with James Teej of My Favorite Robot, working closely with the Canadian, which has led to a series of exciting projects. Most recently a remix for Black Butter Records and an incredible collaboration with Paul McCartney on Virgin, that saw the pair reinvigorate an old classic. The single, 'Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five', took the world of dance music by storm with its mysterious white label debut and support from pivotal Radio 1 names such as Pete Tong and Annie Mac; it scored Timo his second Grammy nomination, the first of which he received in 2004.
On the solo front Timo has been busier than ever, with original productions and remixes for the underground right up to the pop world. Artists like Kidnap Kid and Loco Dice, through to Roisin Murphy & Morcheeba - all benefitting from his expert touch in recent times, not to mention the ‘Once Upon A Time’ EP released on Sasha's legendary Last Night On Earth label. In conjunction with his studio work, Timo maintains his own label, Rockets & Ponies, which has been releasing the best electronic music for almost a decade. Artists from Acid Mondays to Maetrik, from Addison Groove to Nightmares On Wax, from Alan Fitzpatrick to Ion Ludwig have been featured on the imprint and in particular, an EP comprising of Ricardo Villalobos' remixes of famous German jazz drummer Wolfgang Haffner.
Recently Timo has released EP’s on Joris Voorn’s eminent Rejected label, returned to My Favourite Robot for another release and not only this but crafted a remix of the fabled Porcelain by Moby on his own Rockets & Ponies label. As time passes by, Timo Maas remains relevant, hungry and bursting with ideas. Never looking to the past, always in the here and now. From his formative years, in a small town called Bückeberg, up to today, Timo Maas has retained a love and passion for making and playing music that is indelibly etched into his psyche. It makes him the man he is today; driven, positive, infinitely creative and full of magic.
(Berlin - Brighton, Codesouth.FM, SIZE., Dino Audio, Nightshift Records)
Inspired by the beats of many a dark dancefloor, POoK “the man wiv big hands” has a style that grew roots in the underground Bristol and Welsh free party scenes. With 17 years experience his craft has been publicly mastered at some impressive events and venues across the South of England and abroad.
Over the years the dancefloors have been moved with precision at the likes of Turnmills, The Egg, SE1, The Volks Nightclub, Concorde 2 and plenty of festivals including Waveform, Noisily and Paris Tech.
Back on the mic, with his charismatic random wit and banter, POoK has listeners tuning in worldwide for his weekly night radio show on Codesouth.fm. as well as being a firm fan favourite and resident with Berlin-Brighton. 2018 saw POoK release on DJ Markus Saarländer's new Brighton label Dino Audio and Sami Kubu's Nightshift Records Techno imprint gaining support for his Lola EP on Dino Audio from the likes of Dave Seaman, Davide Squillace, Aly & Fila, Paride Saraceni, Danny Tenaglia, Paco Osuna, Cid Inc, Solarstone, Soul Button and many more.
Check out the latest releases, tracks, mixes and radio shows here: http://www.berlin-brighton.com/#!free-music/zi9lm
DJ Markus Saarländer
(Berlin - Brighton, Dino Audio, Trickstar Radio)
Your German resident and founder of Berlin - Brighton is back as always to take you on a journey through the Berlin Underground. Expect funky grooves and some deeper shades as well as the usual happy ending :D Either way you won't stop moving.
Markus started Berlin Brighton in 2014 with the simple aim of bringing a slice of Berlin to the city by showcasing underground sounds from multiple genres not just Techno. Berlin has become one of Brighton's most respected club nights with many collaborations, pop-up parties, two radio shows and of course the famous seafront beach terrace parties. Markus has also made numerous appearances on other radio shows, festivals & club nights across the country as well as in Barcelona, Ibiza and Germany including support duties for John Digweed at Concorde2 in November as well as starting a new record label called Dino Audio. Other recent highlights have included support at the Arch for Groove Armada and Berlin being the official partner for Waze & Odyssey's Street Tracks series also at the Arch as well as support duties for the newly rejuvenated Renaissance series adding warm up vibes in Brighton for Patrice Bäumel and Dave Seaman.
Listen to radio shows, previous events and club nights - http://www.berlin-brighton.com/free-music
Catch Markus hosting the Berlin Radio Show on Trickstar Radio every Saturday 8-10pm GMT.
(Berlin - Brighton, Codesouth.FM)
Back by popular demand after wowing us and you for their debut at our 3rd Birthday Party in November. Two strangers enter a toilet at a Pan Pot gig, they emerge as friends, and two years later are ready to start showing the city of Brighton and the rest of the world their unique style of dance floor groovers.
Luke and Owen, aka Monica, have been members of the dance floor generation since their late teens. With a musical choice that is sometimes considered to sit just outside what the majority of people in Brighton play, and a love for the Berlin sound, it wasn't long before they were offered their first taste of limelight, when the head honcho of Nightshift Records, Sami Kubu, offered them a slot on her bi-monthly podcast. The podcast was to be released as a Halloween special in 2016. The mix was an emotional and moody eclectic mix of music both Luke and Owen love with groove from start to finish. It was well received by both listeners and Nightshift records themselves and building on their success secured a weekly radio show on Codesouth FM.
Since then Monica have been involved in numerous Berlin-Brighton events and completed a Berlin Mixtapes Guest mix for us too.
Listen to it here: https://www.berlin-brighton.com/berlin-mixtapes
Is this night for you?
Of course it is, have you seen the line-up??? Come if you like House, Deep House, Tech House, Funk, Funky House & Techno. Come if you like stickers, glitter, confetti, laughing lots, speaking in a German accent, lasers, The Hoff, Jägermeister, saying 'Ja' a lot, dancing, musical journeys, inflatable animals, high fünfing a lot!
If you like these artists then this night is for you! Kellerkind, Solomun, David August, Steve Bug, Tube & Berger, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Tensnake, Tiefschwarz, Sidney Charles, Monika Kruse, Einmusik, Stephan Bodzin, Paul Kalkbrenner, Sven Väth, Purple Disco Machine, Superlover, Soul Button, Super Flu, Mat.Joe etc. etc etc :D
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