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REHYDERATE is back in CATO !
This time Jeck Hyde's guests are
CITIZEN KAIN (FR / BLUFIN / NEVERENDING)
LB AKA LABAT (FR / FACES / GROOVEDGE)
Eve of good friday 24 March 2016
Doors: 10pm till late
Reservations and VIP services, contact:
Tel: +65 8299 6434
LB AKA LABAT
He is a kind of beat junky, passionate about tapes, zips or in simple terms a groove maker. But his first love is dedicated to wax selection. He discovered the musical lifestyle at the age of 14 in his wonderful city of Strasbourg, thanks to his brothers. From this day on he always had in mind to practice hard and hone his skills in djing, mixing Funk Disco & House. He naturally turned to make his own beats to express in a more personal way his vision of production. He got along with Fufu booking agency based in Hong-Kong spreading the vibes across borders. Made his first live show with two and a tape recorder in 2014, and looks forward to sharing his productions more and more on live shows. He did a Boiler Room with in Live set in Lyon in 2014. In 2015 he had a album of hip hop beats and other collaborations coming out, some other vinyl releases are about to come. He already played alongside Omar S, S3A, Pablo Valentino, Horse Meat Disco, Kez YM, Moomin, La Mamie's, DKO... For 2016, he already planned many gigs in France with Theo Parrish, Marcelus Pittman, Pepe Bradock, Pablo Valentino… and an Asia tour in March 2016.
For the production side, he’ll release many EPs this year, stay tuned.
None of us know what Bruno retains from Orson Wells or Kane, and surely we could relate his music to the timeless apologues of the american director and to God's cursed son but Citizen Kain has now became a proper name around the techno scene and one of his main actor, almost relegating these mythical references to mere anecdotes.
It didn't take millenaries, nor one century but only half a decade for the french DJ to divert us from it and to demonstrate the evenly universality of his compositions. Escaped from his juvenile punk times, survivor of the nineties's rave ambient, he, from 2005 and now on, eagerly produce a sharp techno, invariably wavy and contemporary, adapting with his personality what goes trough and agitate it. It's barely impossible to define Citizen Kain's style without getting lost with tortuous adjectives. Prolific author, either compulsive, he takes on every techno genders smoothly with an experienced technique: he combines a rhythm efficiency, an undisputed go with a varied melodious sensibility. He refines all the themes he uses in his music, conserving the very essential, the few notes and sounds that reveal its power. He pushes his effort toward the public, craving for its immediate pleasures. He builds each of his sets with the same and constant preoccupation: get the audience involved with his music, unanimously clasped by its twisted energy and surrounded by the mere and heavy emotion resulting.
Thus it's not surprising to see the variety, as his talents are that polyvalent, of the personalities gaging his production: Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Slam, Martin Eyerer, Agoria, Tomcraft, Len Faki, Maetrik, Monika Kruse, Dave Clarke, John Acquaviva, Joseph Capriati, Mihalis Safras ... so many monuments of the electronic music who also back his own label established in 2009: Neverending. Not only an usual stage in a successful career, its the occasion for him to spread further his creativity and narrow his scope too. The label communicate discreetly, concentrating all its energies in the work of sound, keeping away all the superficial aspects of the industry to produce the sound that bustles the clubs. The french label will celebrate its third year of passionate dedication to dance floors soon.