www.rebel-rebel.com

Zak aka DVS1(devious one), is one of the most prominent figures in the Midwest/US dance music landscape today. A local DJ favorite since the mid nineties, DVS1 continues to move floors with a combination of deep musical knowledge, unparalleled enthusiasm, and a vinyl collection of well over 10,000 records. As a promoter he has been responsible for putting together some of the most memorable lineups and successful events of the past 2 decades, and his advanced understanding of sound design/architecture has built a reputation of unqualified excellence for his promotion company, Hush. Zak’s deep roots and his bold and uncompromising nature have won him great respect as a passionate and outspoken defender and promoter of quality music!

DVS1’s range and emotional focus explains why as a DJ, Zak has garnered unique respect locally, around the Midwest and now worldwide. A consummate performer, Zak never maps out his sets ahead of time, opting to craft sets spontaneously from within the context they are intended for. He does this the old-fashioned way—with bags of wax carefully assembled from his massive record collection. This improvisational element makes each of his sets a one-of-a-kind personal expression, never again to be repeated, in which the audience’s mood and energy level always plays a notable role.

As a producer, DVS1 makes music that is simple, effective and captures the feeling of the moment. His first release was charted by almost all of the heavyweights in modern techno and was described as… “stripped down & raw to the bone, the sounds DVS1 creates are that of purism & clarity, everything you need in a techno record is present. Hypnotizing electronic structures, mind bending chords and soul!”

DVS1’s first release, on Ben Klocks label Klockworks (kw05) was released in Early august 2009 and has already been charted by Derrick May, Samuel Sessions, Luke Slater, James Ruskin, Stephan Goldman, Funktion, Dj Deep, Tamo Sumo, Martin Landsky, Efdemin, Dustin Zahn, Dario Zenker, Ryan Elliot, Jonass kopp, Par Grindvik, Marcel Fengler, Kevin Gormann, Tobi Neumann and Ben klock!!. There’s no slowing down with future releases for the Legendary label Transmat (Love Under Pressure EP) and another release on the horizon with Klock.

As a promoter, Zak has been throwing events in the Midwest since 1996, putting aside opportunities to tour in order to build something meaningful and lasting at home. That project resulted in his promotions company, Hush, which is known nationwide for the consistency, quality, and unique atmosphere of its events, bringing international heavyweights as well as national icons to Minneapolis. Hush’s fiercely loyal local following and its privately-owned, custom-built sound system have made Minneapolis a favorite stop for national and international talent. Hush has helped give Minneapolis it’s reputation as a key stop for any major artist wanting to experience powerful sound and enthusiastic crowds. 

Hush sound has been doing production, specifically audio services since 1997 and owns and operates its own audio system in Minneapolis, MN. Hush Sound’s private inventory consists of a full scale custom built audio system capable of taking music to an entirely different plane and allowing you to feel the music as well as hear it. The concept is simple, yet requires a true knowledge and mastery of audio engineering to deliver a true body moving experience. 

( source: residentadvisor.net )

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SAT — JANUARY 25th

If you’ve been paying attention in the last few days we’ve been teasing you with this little micro-festival we’re going to host on saturday.

And finally here’s our line-up (please note RAIME’S live set will start at 23.30, so don’t be late if you want to get it)

Are you still suffering the blues ?

Warehouse

Zerø — Rebel Rebel

[00.00 - 01.30]

Tama Sumo — Ostugut Ton

[01.30 - 03.30]

DVS1 — Klockworks

[03.30-05.30]

Storage

Raime, live — Blackest Ever Black

[23.30 - 00.30]

Rottten + Ben Saadi — Lswhr

[00.30-closing]

design © kero

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SAT — JANUARY 25th
If you’ve been paying attention in the last few days we’ve been teasing you with this little micro-festival we’re going to host on saturday.
And finally here’s our line-up (please note RAIME’S live set will start at 23.30, so don’t be late if you want to get it)
Are you still suffering the blues ?
Warehouse
Zerø — Rebel Rebel
[00.00 - 01.30]
Tama Sumo — Ostugut Ton
[01.30 - 03.30]
DVS1 — Klockworks

[03.30-05.30]
Storage
Raime, live — Blackest Ever Black
[23.30 - 00.30]
Rottten + Ben Saadi — Lswhr

[00.30-closing]

design © kero

January 17th 

—If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is

warehouse

Dixon (Innervisions)

Zerø (Rebel Rebel)

design © kero

Posted at 10:43am and tagged with: rebel rebel, warehouse, dixon, innervisions, artwork, flyer gallery, poster design, collage, zerø,.

January 17th 
—If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is

warehouse
Dixon (Innervisions)
Zerø (Rebel Rebel)
design © kero

Dec 28th 2013

— Isn’ t life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves ?

line up:

Âme  [Innervisions - dj set]

Zerø [Rebel Rebel]

Valerio! [Puas-Puas]

design © kero

Posted at 10:22am and tagged with: rebel rebel, warehouse, flyer gallery, poster, artwork, illustration, kero, âme, innervisions, zerø, valerio!, puas puas,.

Dec 28th 2013

— Isn’ t life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves ?

line up:
Âme  [Innervisions - dj set]
Zerø [Rebel Rebel]
Valerio! [Puas-Puas]
design © kero

Dec 14th 2013

I’ve kissed mermaids, rode the El Niño

line up:

Clockwork [Life And Death]

Carola Pisaturo [Claque Musique]

Idée Fixe [a.k.a. Ayarcana + Zerø]

design © kero

Posted at 10:16am and tagged with: kero, design, flyer gallery, poster, rebel rebel, clockwork, life and death, carola pisaturo, zerø, ayarcana, idée fixe,.

Dec 14th 2013
I’ve kissed mermaids, rode the El Niño
line up:
Clockwork [Life And Death]
Carola Pisaturo [Claque Musique]
Idée Fixe [a.k.a. Ayarcana + Zerø]
design © kero

—The Unknown is an abstraction; the Known, a desert. But what is half-known, half-seen, is the perfect breeding ground for desire and hallucination.

SATURDAY Nov 30th 

warehouse

Mano Le Tough (Permanent Vacation — Maeve)

The Drifter (Maeve)

Zerø (rebel Rebel)

storage

Answer Code Request (MDR)

D Hanger (Amigdala)

Miss Loony (Electrode Fest. Rome)

design © kero

Posted at 7:21am and tagged with: artwork, flyer gallery, rebel rebeò, rebel warehouse, mano le tough, permanent vacation, maeve, the drifter, answer code request, amigdala, zerø, marcel dettman records, mdr, poster design, illustration, artists on tumblr,.

—The Unknown is an abstraction; the Known, a desert. But what is half-known, half-seen, is the perfect breeding ground for desire and hallucination.
SATURDAY Nov 30th 
warehouse
Mano Le Tough (Permanent Vacation — Maeve)
The Drifter (Maeve)
Zerø (rebel Rebel)
storage
Answer Code Request (MDR)
D Hanger (Amigdala)
Miss Loony (Electrode Fest. Rome)

design © kero

When Answer Code Request’s first EP suddenly hit the shelves of Berlin’s seminal record store Hard Wax in 2011, speculation across the web took up instantly.

Was this another incarnation of affiliated Techno stalwarts, like Marcel Dettmann or Shed?

A lot of people were very sure it had to be, even if further discussion seemed to agree that the music contained on this mysterious 12” would mean a bold redesign, as it was quite a different beast.

Sure, there was the industrial punch, heavy groove and fierce determination associated with the Berghain sound and Ostgut Ton’s artists, but then again there were so many unfamiliar layers and signatures. It merged Berlin’s Techno heritage with Detroit melancholia, the heyday of UK’s “Artificial Intelligence” and the rhythmic innovations of the most current bass music, and ended up with a sound original and fresh.

A musical concept that was so significantly different to what was already happening, that it was indicating the fact that this was not an established artist testing new grounds, but a new artist emerging to be that very new ground, and nothing less.

As the identity of the enigmatic producer behind Answer Code Request was revealed to be Patrick Gräser, at least some of the buzz was on the right path.

Before Answer Code Request became his project to be in 2010, he spent his youth in the same small hometown near Berlin as Marcel Dettmann and Marcel Fengler, sharing their experiences of hitting the big city as a teenager, in search of the records and clubs that formed the tradition in the 90’s, then taking up DJing and producing shortly after, and sticking with it, and being successful with it as well.

If you listen to the music of Answer Code Request, be it on his astonishing records, as accordingly astonishing live act, or in the shape of his diversified and tremendously executed DJ sets, it all fits together. It seems it only took Answer Code Request a bit longer to enter the spotlight because he wanted it that way. He waited until everything was perfect and ready to go.

And then it took him way shorter than almost everybody else to break through, and stay, just because of that. 

From first public appearance to internationally acclaimed artist,

performer and Berghain resident DJ, it only took Answer Code Request a year

Enough said.

source : residentadvisor



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The Drifter is Mark Flynn, an Irish producer, singer and dj living in Berlin. He released his first solo work, the ‘Lovers’ EP on Permanent Vacation last year. It has been receiving some nice feedback from the likes of James Murphy, Slow Hands, Marcus Worgull and Kaspar Bjorke. He has also lent his kaleidoscopic voice to productions of friends such as Erdbeerschnitzel, Good Guy Mikesh & Filburt, Baikal, Worst Friends and Jacob Korn. He runs the club night ‘Passion Beat’ at Loftus Hall together with Mano Le Tough, an old buddy from his home town of Greystones. Both share a passion for deep, emotive and dark shimmering house music, and have together founded the label Maeve. Future releases for The Drifter include releases for both Permanent Vacation and Maeve. Past remixes include Woolfy vs. Projections, Uma and Ships. He djs regularly in various clubs in Berlin and beyond. 

source: www.sweatlodgeagency.com 

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Over the past few years, Mano Le Tough has become one of the shooting stars of the international dance music scene. His impact has been so great that Kristian Beyer of Âme claimed recently in an interview that: “Thanks to Mano Le Tough, I have no fears for the future of House”. And not just Beyer, the entire Innervisions gang including Âme and Dixon have become fervent supporters of Mano Le Tough’s warm and melodic, yet driving sound.

Who is the man behind the music that currently inspires established DJs and music fans alike around the globe?

Niall Mannion as Mano is known to his parents, is originally from Greystones, a seaside village near Dublin, Ireland. After an eclectic musical youth and a move to Berlin, Mannion first popped up on the electronic music radar in 2009 with an ep on legendary disco Viking Prins Thomas’ Internasjonal label. With his unique mixture of modern disco, atmospheric house and electronica (although musical genres like these do not quite capture the essence of Mano’s music; he prefers to describe it as “cool songs” or “Folkal House” which seem in some way more appropriate), Niall quickly gained massive interest in his music. So it was no surprise that eps on such acclaimed labels as Tensnake’s Mirau imprint, Dirt Crew recordings and Ben Watt’s Buzzin Fly followed his remarkable debut. In no time Mano also became a much sought after remixer for the likes of Aloe Blacc , Midnight Magic, Flowers and Sea Creatures and Roisin Murphy.

That Mano also knows his onions as a DJ has been proven over the years at his monthly party in Berlin called Passion Beat, which he runs with his old friend and fellow paddy “The Drifter” (with him and their friend Baikal they also set up their own label “Maeve” in 2012 ). With his ever growing reputation, he soon got heavily booked worldwide and became a regular in some of the best clubs in the world including Panorama Bar, Trouw and Robert Johnson. All of his great experiences as a musician and artist culminate now in Mano Le Tough’s first long player, “Changing Days” on Permanent Vacation. Fully aware that the album format is still the most important statement of a musician, Mano succeeds in this field with flying colors by not falling into the obvious traps of making a “dance” album with 11 songs that all seem to sound that same. Similar to his labelmate and buddy John Talabot Mano manages to expand his stylistic palette to more than “just” dance or club music. Instead he creates his own distinct sound and musical vision with bittersweet melodies and atmospheric moods that should appeal to ravers and more pop trained ears alike. On the album Mano brings to perfection what he began to explore on his last few eps, especially by using his own voice as a unique musical instrument and as a transmitter to communicate with his audience.

But let the great Irishman speak for himself: “I guess I try and make music that has an emotional resonance without being overly sentimental or schmalzy. It means a lot to me to try and connect with the listener on a deeper level and add something to their lives that’s more than a hands in the air 5am moment in a club (although there is nothing wrong with that).”

source : residentadvisor.net

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I see, therefore I am

Poster artwork for Nina Kraviz night at Rebel Warehouse last friday

© kero 013

Posted at 7:21am and tagged with: kero, flyer gallery, poster artwork, nina kraviz, I see therefore I am, illustration, collage, handmade, artists on tumblr,.

I see, therefore I am
Poster artwork for Nina Kraviz night at Rebel Warehouse last friday
© kero 013