SCALA is the new semi-regular club night curated by the people of SEKOIA. Switching between the intimate EKKO, with it’s signature low ceiling and compact capacity and the brand-new TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht, expect big acts in small settings, unique acts in bigger settings and everything in between. 

Throwing parties that are parties. Nights that are about music, dancing, losing yourself in a couple of reckless hours on the dance floor. How it’s supposed to be.

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SCALA #001
24-10-2014
EKKO (Utrecht)
Netherlands

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SCALA is the new semi-regular club night curated by the people of SEKOIA. Switching between the intimate EKKO, with it’s signature low ceiling and compact capacity and the brand-new TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht, expect big acts in small settings, unique acts in bigger settings and everything in between. 

Throwing parties that are parties. Nights that are about music, dancing, losing yourself in a couple of reckless hours on the dance floor. How it’s supposed to be.

Lineup (TBA):
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Presale has started! You can buy your tickets right here.

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Track number 2 on Aroy Dee day is simply an edit of ‘Weird F’ by Design a Wave. This track appeared on an unlabelled vinyl, released on Rush Hour recordings, with two uncredited edits of the original version. The first one is allegedly done by Aryd, one of Aroy Dee’s aliases.

All Aroy Dee did with the original is adding his signature filtered drums to an ambient record, yet in a very effective way. The original version is fit for laying in bed and doing nothing more than inspecting your ceiling and drifting away in thoughts, while the addition of drums results in a mysterious early morning house track. Aroy Dee knew that the record didn’t need a lot of frills to turn it into an instant classic.

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Whenever we feel that we’ve failed to shed light on an artist that deserves a lot of attention, we dedicate a day to them. Such is the case with Aroy Dee, one of the most under appreciated Dutch selectors since the late eighties, and a prolific producer of quality vintage house tracks since the beginning of this millennium.

‘Pure’ – off his debut album ‘Sketches’, released in June of this year on his own label MOS Recordings – is a display of his proficiency in melodic, emotive house compositions. It exemplifies his trademark style of using elongated synth chords, paired with filtered drums, creating a nimble, yet thumping record.

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We’ll be taking over the TUNEMELT offices in Amsterdam on September 12th for an evening with SEKOIA
From 17:00 to 23:00, one hour sets from six residents and friends of the family will be played and broadcasted live.

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SEKOIA Streaming Session
12-09-2014
TUNEMELT Headquarters
Netherlands

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We’ll be taking over the TUNEMELT offices in Amsterdam on September 12th for an evening with SEKOIA
From 17:00 to 23:00, one hour sets from six residents and friends of the family will be played and broadcasted live.


Lineup: 
- Tsepo
- Pieter Jansen
- Florinsz Janvier
- Romyn
- Dennis Williams (DJ)
- Thom East

Tune in at www.sekoia.nl

Want to join us? It’s totally free, but there’s limited space. Please send a message to SEKOIA and we’ll put you on the list if there is still room!

Nobody likes to watch an empty room. So everyone joining before 18:00 will be DRINKING FOR FREE ALL EVENING. We’ll be putting stamps on those lucky people. Beers are provided by the good folks over at WARSTEINER.

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Welcome to the Future returns to the warehouse with a party lead by one of the all time legends of the underground—Laurent Garnier. The French house and techno icon is joined by long time cohort Scan X (live) as well as Maetrik, Recondite (live) and Nuno Dos Santos.

The second room will be hosted by SEKOIA. The Utrecht-based collective for deep electronic music invited Chymera and Tsepo to play along with their residents Florinsz Janvier and Dennis Williams.

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HYTE Warehouse: Welcome To The Future
16-10-2014
Warehouse Elementenstraat (Amsterdam)
Netherlands

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Welcome to the Future returns to the warehouse with a party lead by one of the all time legends of the underground—Laurent Garnier. The French house and techno icon is joined by long time cohort Scan X (live) as well as Maetrik, Recondite (live) and Nuno Dos Santos.

The second room will be hosted by SEKOIA. The Utrecht-based collective for deep electronic music invited Chymera and Tsepo to play along with their residents Florinsz Janvier and Dennis Williams.

Room 1:
LAURENT GARNIER
MAETRIK
RECONDITE (live)

SCAN X (live)
NUNO DOS SANTOS

Room 2:
CHYMERA
TSEPO
FLORINSZ JANVIER
DENNIS WILLIAMS

Get your tickets here.

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Drowsy Monday night. Did any of you ever watch Lost? Somehow, this track of all time hero Robag Wruhme reminds me dearly of those brilliant (yes, brilliant) six seasons spent on the island with Jack, Hurley, Sawyer and all the others.

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Artist: Robag Wruhme
Title: Bortonkk
Label: Boxer Recordings
Catalog#: BOXER089
Releasdate: 2012-03-12

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Kilian Schönberger: WEB

Drowsy Monday night. Did any of you ever watch Lost? Somehow, this track of all time hero Robag Wruhme reminds me dearly of those brilliant (yes, brilliant) six seasons spent on the island with Jack, Hurley, Sawyer and all the others.

Besides the obvious memories the track calls up, it’s a clear example and tour de force of Robag’s immersive, extraordinary style. Making house that’s almost as ambient as it is danceable. We could listen to this all day. Take us back to the island. – FJ.

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Let us take you to Barcelona, the city of counts. This warm and sexy atmosphere is the perfect environment for smooth and subtle beats to be played under the sun as Sonar Festival proves year after year. It should come as no surprise that one of the smoothest cats in the techno business resides here. As showcased in ‘Wood City’, Pablo Bolivar’s style is polished but strong; elegant yet driving; basic but never boring, as he knows exactly what is needed to create the right amount of tension. Those subs that have that little touch at the end, those little stabs and cymbals, that driving bass line and these added hi-hats halfway, all is in its place. A very dynamic builder of a track, uniquely balanced right in between that warehouse feeling and the atmosphere of a forest located festival. Maybe this explains the title?

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Artist: Pablo Bolivar
Title: Wood City
Label: Galaktika Records
Catalog#: GLK029
Releasdate: 2010-07-05

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Paul Jarvis: WEB

Let us take you to Barcelona, the city of counts. This warm and sexy atmosphere is the perfect environment for smooth and subtle beats to be played under the sun as Sonar Festival proves year after year. It should come as no surprise that one of the smoothest cats in the techno business resides here. As showcased in ‘Wood City’, Pablo Bolivar’s style is polished but strong; elegant yet driving; basic but never boring, as he knows exactly what is needed to create the right amount of tension. Those subs that have that little touch at the end, those little stabs and cymbals, that driving bass line and these added hi-hats halfway, all is in its place. A very dynamic builder of a track, uniquely balanced right in between that warehouse feeling and the atmosphere of a forest located festival. Maybe this explains the title?

‘Wood City’ is the A2 track on ‘Dynamo EP’ which was released on Galaktika records around the same time four years ago. Also noteworthy and almost as good as this one is the title track, an organ based tune with that same signature buildup but a bit more punch and spanish flavor. A release which back then established Count Bolivar’s position as frontrunner for the Barcelona techno scene even more. Lead the way Pablo! – GB.

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Like Aphex Twin has showed us in the past, a hectic raw electronic beat, coupled with some melancholic atmospheric melodies can have a weird effect on people. Perhaps Florian Kupfer’s ‘Lifetrax’ would be most fitting at the end of a nice melodic house set, even though it could also fit in the middle of a ghetto house track to provide some relief in an otherwise possibly aggressive mix.

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Artist: Florian Kupfer
Title: Lifetrax
Label: L.I.E.S.
Catalog#: LIES014.5
Releasdate: 25-04-2013

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Caroline Sada: WEB

 

Like Aphex Twin has showed us in the past, a hectic raw electronic beat, coupled with some melancholic atmospheric melodies can have a weird effect on people. Perhaps Florian Kupfer’s ‘Lifetrax’ would be most fitting at the end of a nice melodic house set, even though it could also fit in the middle of a ghetto house track to provide some relief in an otherwise possibly aggressive mix.

At any rate, you shouldn’t expect too many tracks on our channel that are around 135BPM like this one. Not unless they do a similarly great job of combining nervousness with melancholy, causing a frantic feeling of finality.

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When French producer Pepe Bradock released ‘Burning’ in 1999, could he have imagined the impact the track hidden on the B-side would have? Would he have had some kind of premonition that he just released one the most beloved deep tracks of the decade?

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Artist: Pépé Bradock
Title: Deep Burnt
Label: Kif
Catalog#: KIFSA08
Releasedate: 1999

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Billy LamWEB

When French producer Pepe Bradock released ‘Burning’ in 1999, could he have imagined the impact the track hidden on the B-side would have? Would he have had some kind of premonition that he just released one the most beloved deep tracks of the decade?

‘Deep Burnt’ is special. How many 11 minute tracks can you name that seem to be over in just two? How many 11 minute tracks can you name that are so simplistically constructed, using only one sample and sparse other sounds, yet never get boring? There are probably a few out there (‘Pachanga Boys – Time’ comes to mind), but they are rare, and to stumble across one of them feels like a revelation every time.

So there you go, the perfect musical company for any Sunday. Be it sunny, drowsy, early morning or late at night, this is your soundtrack. Somehow, this track seems to float on the airwaves, as if it has no weight whatsoever. It’s light on the ears, never tiring. – FJ.

Florinsz Janvier
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Ready to get your weekend started? The usually oh so dreamy Genius of Time guys recently delivered an EP full of jams, of which this one just might happen to become one of the underground summer anthems of this year.

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Artist: Genius of Time
Title: Juno Jam
Label: Running Back
Catalog#: RB048
Releasedate: 2014-06-23

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Fabio RoseWEB

Ready to get your weekend started? The usually oh so dreamy Genius of Time guys recently delivered an EP full of jams, of which this one just might happen to become one of the underground summer anthems of this year.

‘Juno Jam’ has nothing to do with fruits boiled down to their bare essentials, after which they are blended with sugar and gelatine. It does make a nice metaphor though: using the Juno synthesizer to get the most out of a simple bleepy synth line, they only needed to spice it up with some drums, which happen to be very, very well executed.

We’ve seen so many people on Facebook trying to ID this track, so here it is. Have a great weekend! – FJ.

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