Two respected Berliner labels are meeting for the first time – in Barcelona?! Well, it’s not that they haven’t already been acquainted with one another – in fact they share... read more
Two respected Berliner labels are meeting for the first time – in Barcelona?! Well, it’s not that they haven’t already been acquainted with one another – in fact they share a strong mutual respect. But this is their first joint showcase, and what better time to show the world that Berlin is still the world’s top rival in the techno game than during the international Sónar Festival?
Over the last five years Upon.You has gone from strength to strength, with nearly 100 releases to date and regular label nights at the city’s top clubs Watergate and Panorama Bar. Marco Resmann, who co-runs the label and is also known as half of Luna City Express, will headline our night with a masterful DJ set, sharing the polished but visceral Upon.You sound – or rather, sounds – as the label has always maintained a multifaceted identity and never relied on repeating itself. Meanwhile, the two gentlemen who run Serialism will also be present: Cesare vs. Disorder (AKA Queen Atom) – who has also released on labels like Dumb-Unit, Vakant and Clink – and Onirik, who will use the occasion to unveil tracks from his forthcoming debut EP on Serialism.
Also amongst our star-studded cast is Sierra Sam, who teamed up with Upon.You and Serialism this year, releasing EPs on both labels. He’ll be performing a special live set with productions culled from his rich repertoire – this guy has also released with Supplement Facts, Contexterrior and Toys For Boys (which he co-runs) to name just a few. Filling out our lineup are Amsterdam’s ONNO (whose summery new Upon.You EP has just made a splash), Berlin’s Gunnar Stiller, Italian duo Re-UP, Nico Stojan of the legendary Bar25, and London’s Rudolf. It all goes down on the eve of Sónar in the modern and imaginatively designed Hotel Omm located in Barcelona’s city center. Let’s kick things off in style – with substance! read less