THE SHOP I FEESTGEDRUIS
> Guti LIVEA classically trained jazz virtuoso and national rock ‘n’ roll hero in Argentina, Guti was born into an exceptionally musical family, which included orchestra directors, saxophone players and pianists. On long hot summers, Guti would steal hours alone at the piano (first teaching himself how to play at the age of five) in a big house belonging to his uncle. As a teen, after getting into blues he began hanging with successful Argentine rock bands like the Black and Blues, Ratones Paranoicos, Viejas Locas and Los Piojos and before long, his own band Jovenes Pordioseros were playing to 10,000 people from Thursday through Saturday.But it’s not in Guti’s nature to stay locked in one mode of music. It was in the studio of Latin Grammy-nominated producer and friend Leandro Martinez that Guti began experimenting with making house beats and singing on top. And having grown up with music, it didn’t take long before he was banging out several tracks a day without breaking a sweat.
> Gregor Tresher (OFFICIAL)In the trend-driven universe of electronic dance music, Gregor Tresher is the rare artist who transcends such cycles. His secret? A relentless focus on melody and timbre, timeless musical elements that other producers often undervalue. Just as a painting or a photograph appears to move if one stares at it long enough, close listening to the stratified grooves and melodies in Tresher’s music reveals an organic universe of shifting sound.“Melody always allows you to bring something new to the music,” opines the producer. “It is where you can create something real and different, whereas the beat... well, either a record grooves or it doesn’t.” Tresher’s approach to writing music eschews obvious eight-bar earworms that soon grow tiresome in favor of musical lines that repeat and intertwine in myriad patterns, unfolding to reveal their secrets as you listen. In addition, another almost imperceptible element of motion has been integrated into Gregor Tresher ́s new music via the integration of vintage machines and their tendency to drift ever-so-slightly out of tune. “It adds this human touch to the music, even though it was made with machines.”
> Tobi NeumannTobi Neumann was a late bloomer, but he made up for lost time in no time. The Munich native had a career producing commercial jingles and movie soundtracks, but a fateful trip to Berlin’s Love Parade at the age of 33 changed the course of his life forever; it was there, he says, that he “became infected by electronic music.”From thereon Tobi immersed himself in the scene, and his list of accolades swiftly grew: producer of seminal ‘electroclash’ artists Chicks on Speed and Miss Kittin, world-renowned house and techno DJ, and chart-topping remixer. Tobi Neumann, a resident of Berlin for the past decade, and a resident DJ and artist for clubbing giant Cocoon, is indisputably one of the most highly recognised and highly respected personalities in electronic music.
> Levi (Opening artist)