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Richie Hawtin and Berghain residents at Kalemegdan for the first Apgrade weekend!

By 20.08.2015June 3rd, 2018No Comments

One of the leaders of the global electronic scene, Richie Hawtin, will perform at Kalemegdan within the first ▲ (Apgrade) weekend, which will be held on September 4th and 5th  in a trench under the Military Museum of Belgrade. Hawtin returns to Belgrade after less than a decade, and along with him on the first ▲ evenings come very current producers Julian Jeweil and Fabio Florido with Ritchie’s prestigious Minus label. On the first Belgrade ▲, on the second evening, on Saturday, September 5th, come the cult names of the Berlin scene and the residents of the most famous world club Berghain! The spirit of Berlin will be brought to Belgrade by Efdemin, Function and Boris in the program evening by famous Ostgut Ton label, the first ever held in the region. Local support will be provided by Filip Xavi and Schwabe. Tickets are sold at the box office of Eventim and Gigstix, at a promotional price of 1,390 dinars for two nights, a contingent is limited. Full price tickets for the entire first weekend ▲ will cost 1,990 dinars, while tickets for individual evenings will be able for purchase only shortly before the event, and unless all weekend tickets are previously sold out. Capacity is limited to 2,000 visitors per night, the weekend ticket will be replaced with a bracelet on the first evening in front of the entrance.


Richie Hawtin is a key figure in contemporary electronic music, a true innovator and the founder of one of the central techno labels Minus which will be presented in Belgrade on Friday, September 4th, in the peak of it’s 17 year old existence. Last year Hawtin renewed his famous alter-ego Plastikman, and released a new album “EX”, which is his first release since 2003. This, according to many a masterpiece of electronic music was recorded during a live performance of Ricci in 2013 at New York’s Guggenheim Museum, and in March this year out are very popular remixes signed by the leading producers Dixon, Tale Of Us, Recondite and Dubfire. Although Canadian, born in England, his name is strongly linked to Detroit and the local scene, where Richie Hawtin, Jeff Mills and Carl Craig make the famous so-called triangle. The second wave of Detroit techno sound that shaped the contemporary electronic music. The Ricci album “Decks, EFX & 909” from 1999, is one of the most influential in music history. This year the global “Minus” tour will be visiting the world’s biggest cities, and this summer Ibiza will once again host his impressive “Enter” parties where will perform the world’s most wanted names of today.


Julian Jeweil, the French DJ and producer, known for the unique melodic style of techno music, grounded in absolute No.1 hit “Air conditioned” from 2007 and the catalog of his home label Minus, which he represents himself as a resident of across the globe, he recently enriched with releases “Rumble” and “Los PISTOLOS EP.” In the catalog he has two well accepted maxi single “Hermanos” and “Bastard” for another extremely influential record label Plus 8, which Hawtin founded in 1990.

German DJ and producer Phillip Sollmann, known as Efdemin, is one of the pioneers of contemporary Berlin scene and one of the key people in the world-famous club Berghain. After he graduated electro in Vienna, Efdemin publishes the cult editions of “Acid Bells”, “Lohn” and “Brot”, after which he defines melodic techno sound influenced by the Detroit school and classic Chicago house music. In late 2013, he spent three months in Kyoto, where he was inspired by Buddhism and where he finished his third studio album “Decay”.



American producer Function, the resident of the cult club Berghain and one of the most influential figures of techno today is coming to Belgrade on the first ▲ weekend in September. Dave Sumner, as his full name states, is the founder of the influential collective Sandwell District label and Infrastructure in New York. In search of the minimal techno sound he moved to Berlin in 2007, while in 2010 he published one of the most prominent contemporary techno album called “Feed-Forward”, followed by a new great album “Incubation” which is in the catalog of the prestigious label Ostgut Ton with supporting residency of their techno temple Berghain.

boriisBoris is one of the most interesting representatives of the Berlin club life. His musical roots date back to the eighties when he lived in New York during the legendary club Paradise Garage, where his mentor was the famous Larry Levan. Boris is a resident of club Berghain, where the audience knows him for his long techno sets, but also its forward department Panorama Bar, where you can hear a variety of house formats from Ostgut Ton label.

fabioItalian DJ and producer, Fabio Florido, had the good fortune to have spent the crucial years of his career with the mentor such as Hawtin, who, by his own admission, encouraged him to work hard. Fabio is a resident at ENTER parties and at prestigious Minus Showcase parties around the world, among which is the first Belgrade ▲.