The doyen of German and International house and techno scene, Steve Bug is bringing a new music selection on Friday, the 19th of august, which will this time be presented under the open sky of Belgrade’s Barutana club. One of the favorite characters of the local audience, to whom Belgrade is an inevitable stop on his planetary tours, will perform at the warm-up party for the upcoming Apgrade Weekend which will again host some of the hottest names in the electronic scene such as the undisputed ruler of the Resident Advisor list Dixon, the world’s most wanted DJ duo Tale of Us, “live techno” master Recondite, and electro-heroine Miss Kittin. Local support for Steve Bug on the 19th of August will be provided by Kristijan Molnar and Vlada Janjić, and tickets for the party, “Prepare to Apgrade”, are sold at the box offices of Eventim and Gigstix at the pre-sale price of 600 dinars.
Apgrade Weekend 2015 – Aftermovie day 1:
“A gentleman of techno”, as referred to by the prestigious Resident Advisor, is considered to be one of the favorite DJs and producers on the planet thanks to his harmonious fusion of rhythm and bass line where, with exquisite taste and skill full of finesse makes the most demanding connoisseurs of electronic music dance as well as those who rightfully consider his name synonymous with a good time. From his base in Berlin, he travels as the favorite at all major international festivals including Hyte, BPM and Nuits Sonores without bypassing the carefully chosen clubs such as Space, Watergate, Pacha, Panorama Bar and many others. He is responsible for essential mix series called “Bugnology”, while his distinguished mixes for Cocoon, Fabric and Fuse are considered to be the jewels of electronic publishing.
In addition to labels that reflect the flavor of sophistication, Audiomatique and Dessous, Steve is also the leader of the legendary Poker Flat Recordings who positioned it globally as one of the main sources of contremporary house alongside the names of Trentemoller, John Tejada, DJ T, Lahs Nico (Nicolas Jaar), Alex Niggemann, Daniel Dexter, Mihai Popoviciu, Mathias Tanzman , Vince Watson, Mark Henning, Martin Buttrich and Martin Landsky among many others. After almost two decades of existence and 176 editions, Poker Flat is one of the most influential labels whose longevity can thank to its undisputed quality from the very beginning.
The culmination of the summer clubbing season in Belgrade, second year in a row is the Apgrade Weekend, which will be held on the 2nd and the 3rd of September at the Kalemegdan fortress, in the trench under the Military Museum. During the two nights under the open skies of Belgrade, some of the most sought after names in the electronic scene will perform, such as the undisputed ruler of the Resident Advisor lists and unmistakable German maestro Dixon, and the world’s most wanted DJ duo Tale of Us. The ultimate “live techno” master Recondite and the absolute electro-heroine Miss Kittin will be sharing the same stage as the previously named icons of electronic music. Local support in the most beautiful stretch of the Belgrade Fortress, will give them our internationally acclaimed performers Marko Nastić, Tijana T and Vladimir Ivković and the experienced Apgrade residents Gordan Paunović and Vlada Janjić. Two-day tickets for the entire Apgrade Weekend, are sold at the box offices of Eventim and Gigstix after the first, early price of 1590 dinars for the ground floor and 2,590 for the VIP terrace, and the following ticket prices will be higher. Tickets for individual nights will be available later on, unless the weekend tickets get sold out beforehand. Capacity is limited to 2,500 visitors per night, and the weekend tickets will be exchanged for wristbands in front of the entrance.
Apgrade brought some of the leading electronic artists to Belgrade in the past year, such as Richie Hawtin, Nicolas Jaar, Loco Dice, Chris Liebing, Mathew Jonson, Dave Harrington, Mike Huckaby, Function or Efdemin, but also many new talents among which are Valentin Stip, Julian Jeweil, Sebastian Mullaert, Fabio Florido, Caleb Calloway and others.