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The listings at Club der Visionaere have been scorching this summer, showcasing the most cutting edge artists in the underground electronic scene. This Sunday, CDV welcomes Thomas Melchior, Julietta, Dana Ruh and Jichael Mackson (live).
Thomas Melchior needs no introduction. As one of the scene’s pacemakers, through his exquisite melancholic dance-floor productions on Perlon both solo and as one half of Soul Capsule, he has become a prominent figure for electronic music. His appearances behind the decks are occasions to saviour, due to his ability to combine elements of his own productions with all corners of house and techno. CDV will supply the perfect stage for him to explore his full-flavoured record collection.
Julietta has achieved a lot since she stepped onto the underground scene. From being part of record label Harry Klein Records, having a residency at Half Baked and running her own night Slave To The Rhythm it is very impressive that she has built her reputation without releasing a single record. Her unique style borders on minimal percussive tech house with elements of Chicago house and Detroit techno.
Photo by Cerca Trova
We managed to speak to her ahead of her appearance this Sunday at CDV:
What is unique to you about playing at Club de Visionaere?
CDV is the place where you can do whatever you feel like. I don’t know any place in the world where the people dance with such a high appreciation to the artist. You aslo have infinite playtimes which gives you space to build up the set and tell your story from the beginning till the end, without any pressure.
What is your favourite memory from CDV?
I think it was my very first gig there. I was in such a great flow that I didn’t stop playing for 12 hours, forgetting everything around – even to pee!
What impact has CDV had on your life as a DJ?
I buy loads of Vinyls just for CDV, as sometimes it’s the only place you can play them – even in the winter when the club is closed and I know that my next gig will be far away.
If you could pick one track that defines CDV which is personal to you, which would it be and why?
Mama mia, that’s a hard question. There are tons of personal tracks I could name. But one I play every time at the moment and defines the CDV mood in a perfect way is maybe Nicola Kazimir – Fine Girl on Les Points. Or to name a classic, Thomas Melchior’s – Feel Sensual on Perlon.
How do you prepare for a set at CDV?
There’s no set that needs a longer preparation than this, as you never know where and when the party ends. Sometimes I start to prepare the stuff in my head already one or two weeks in advance.
What can we expect from your appearance at Fragments this Sunday?
It’s Dana Ruh’s and my first own party together and we invited two of our favourite artists and friends. Thomas Melchior is a legend for sure, nothing more to say. And Jichael Mackson’s live sets are definitely one of the best I know. One of those rare live acts that don’t bore you, even after 2 or 3 hours, as they are so multifaceted. Dana & I mostly play together, as it’s much more fun and because we know that our music fits together perfectly 🙂
Dana Ruh has discreetly been stamping her mark on electronic music since 2007, when she introduced her own label Brouqade Records. Since then, her output of deep and groovy house music has been unparalleled and consistent. Her ability as a DJ is highly respectable, gracing the decks regularly at Cocoon parties in Ibiza as well as in her homeland of Germany in world renowned venues including Berghain and of course CDV.
Jichael Mackson is currently one of the most experimental and innovative producers, through his whirlwind style that builds a genre of it’s own. His seamless ability to combine anything from jazz,dub,electronica, techno and house is mesmerizing. His live exploration through his catalogue of music at CDV will be highly-anticipated, which will not be an appearance to be missed!
Sunday, 2nd August, 2015
Club der Visionaere
- Thomas Melchior
- Dana Ruh
- Jichael Mackson (live)
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