1 YEAR OPIUM w/ Joran Van Pol & Gardens Of God
Their first year full of opiumvibes is finished.. so for this occasion they’re doing something special!!! They blow out their first candle with a couple of the brightest new stars in the business. They'll also have a 2nd room hosted by a brand new concept called ''Wonder'' but more info will follow soon, until than keep wondering...
JORAN VAN POL NL (MINUS , SCI+TEC Digital Audio)
After his banging sets at Roots Of Minimal and in Fuse, it’s time we bring him to Antwerp!! Imagine the two heavyweights of electronic music both wanting to sign your debut EP, when you’re only 22 years old. Yes, this dream come true actually happened to Joran van Pol when he found out Richie H...awtin as well as Dubfire were equally impressed by his music. As a result, Joran signed EP’s to Richie’s Minus and Dubfire’s SCI+TEC. This all happened shortly after Joran’s track ‘Untitled 2’ was signed to Minus12 and appeared on Richie Hawtin’s MixMag cover mount compilation. His performances at Timewarp, Tomorrowland, Mysteryland, Space Ibiza, ENTER, Welcome to the Future, and his recurring performances at Awakenings are just a few of the examples of his proficiency in the DJ-booth.
GARDENS OF GOD LT (Ellum , BOSO)
With EP releases on 2 of our favourite labels Ellum Audio and BOSO, Gardens of God immediately got our attention. After 12 years in the studio, producing for different artists and projects, he asked himself “who I am?” in music. So, at this moment in time he told himself, I’m the “Gardens of God”. Maybe the name doesn’t ring a bell except for the mythical analogy. But in fact he’s hailing from Lithuania like fellow dj/producer, Ten walls . The sound of Baltic surroundings melding in house, techno and hints of disco spurring throughout his tracks. It awakens a sinister side of electronic music, pointing your brain to the darker times of German techno. His music builds up with wavy chords that contain the starting point of the tracks progression until it reaches it’s apex. From there it continues on a more relaxed path in sound and complexity.
ROB HES (Official) NL (Tronic Music , SCI+TEC Digital Audio)
His sound can be described as raw, energetic, but very musical at the same time. He is one of those artists where you immediately recognize his work as being his, without him repeating a few signature tricks over and over again. Rob has drawn the attention of the global techno scene big time lately, but newcomer might not be the best way to describe this multi talent. With more than 10 years of studio experience and countless releases under different aliases under his belt, this is definitely one of those raw diamonds that has remained hidden for far too long. But don't worry, with recent releases on Oliver Huntemann's 'Ideal Audio', Christian Smith's 'Tronic', John Digweeds' infamous 'Bedrock' label and his upcoming release on Dubfire's 'SCI’+TEC, he's getting more eyes on him every time his music hits the stores.
hosted by wonder: more info soon, keep wondering :)
*fluo face-painting will be provided by professional make up artists
*video: Kris Lathouwers
*pictures: Ties Bemelmans