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This is__ Avotre w/ Sidney Charles & Sante on Friday 23rd February 2018
This is__ an Avotre Record label Showcase.
This is__ Sidney Charles & Sante
This is__ Codesouth residents on support.
This is__ a cave rave!
1 party in 2 caves.
The This is__ crew are back and ready to kick start your 2018. 🍾 Following on from 2017's 'Free Beach Parties' @ Tempest and Halloween @ The Walrus, the team return with their Codesouth.FM residents 📻🎶. But this time they've hand picked some underground headline acts. In an effort to compliment and high light the atmosphere and forward thinking electronic underground sound by which This is__ aims to represent, the team have gone the extra mile and flown in two of Berlin's most recognisable and sort after creatives that go by the name of Santè & Sidney Charles.
Santé, hailing from Berlin, is part of a new school of artists championing musicality, skillfulness and creativity over mindless loops and endless repetition. His productions, like those on his record label AVOTRE, ooze character, charisma & humour, feelings so often overlooked in the realms of house music.
Santé’s career trajectory has grown hand in hand with AVOTRE’s reputation. His success has allowed the brand, founded in 2012, to grow incredibly quickly, to the point where it is now an established label selling out at least two international showcase events every month while continuing to act as a ‘go-to’ label for the undergrounds hottest acts. 2015 saw the release of two further successful House Lessons releases – One from long term friend Russ Yallop, and the other, touring and production partner Sidney Charles. The House Lessons concept itself comes from one of the label’s first releases AVTR003 – Sidney Charles’ genius track of the same name that has led to a musical concept, fully embraced by Santé and the AVOTRE family. Culminating in the February 2017 with the release of Santé’s own House Lesson’s LP, the twelve track concept album is a compilation of collaborative tracks, featuring some of house and techno’s most influential artists including wAFF, Marshall Jefferson, Ann Saunderson, and Solardo amongst others.
Beyond AVOTRE, label boss Santé has continued to build his already impressive repertoire of releases with a number of Beatport top ten records including a hit track for Hot Creations – ‘Forever’ - and the era defining ‘Stay’ on Nic Fanciulli’s Saved Records, which went on to take a place among the label’s most successful releases of 2015.
Born Sidney Charles Hurricane Vieljans, his journey towards the world of house and techno began when he first started mixing hip-hop, soul and funk at the age of 15. Taking his cues from the golden age of turntablism and associated culture in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, his attentions were led towards other sounds of the era also enjoying their first heyday.
For a producer who only started releasing music in 2011, Sidney’s achievements are all the more impressive. In the space of just five years, his works have graced bastions of house and techno such as AVOTRE, 8bit, Truesoul, Moda Black, Hot Creations, KDIS, SCI+TEC, Area Remote, plus remixes for Moby and Basemnet Jaxx - each release adding to his clout and helping him to become one of the biggest names in the underground.
Along with his lengthy studio stints and his focus on making dance floors vibrate, Sidney continues to collaborate closely with his AVOTRE label mate and buddy Santé, whether it’s playing sold out AVOTRE label nights or making tracks together. AVOTRE and Sidney’s rise to the top has often been hand in hand and this fruitful alliance shows no sign of fading. It was this sonic partnership that caught the eye of Radio One’s Pete Tong who invited them to release an Essential Mix in 2016.
Since erupting onto the Berlin scene in 2013, AVOTRE has become one of underground house music's leading imprints. Label boss Sante has worked tirelessly to create a label that simultaneously nurtures fresh talent from around the world whilst also providing a platform for established artists to engage with the AVOTRE sound to produce a repertoire of seminal releases that truly defined the genre.
DJ Lewe & Steve Dean
DJ Mark Myers
Sonnessa b2b Sharif Haider
Purchase an advance ticket to save queuing, gain a discount and guarantee entry before midnight.
Early Birds: £6 (SOLD OUT)
Second release £7.50 (SOLD OUT)
Final Release £8.50
On the Door £10 or more.
Music Genres: House, Tech House, Techno
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