Shake Your Bones with Shonky, Sian, Andre Buljat

  • BOULEVARD 27 NOVEMBER 2009 FRIDAY SHAKE YOUR BONES ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? LINE UP: SHONKY (FREAK N'CHIC) SIAN (OCTOPUS, SCI&TEC) ANDRE BULJAT (4LINE, INDIGO RAW) ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? In Barcelona, a city synonymous with hedonism and late night partying,we feel something chic yet sleazy is still missing from the electronic music scene.Bleepy,artistic techno,a select,sexy crew of our mates and a handpicked music policy not heard before in this city,procured by its internationally acclaimed resident dj talent Funk Dvoid,Sian and Andre Buljat. its somewhere to go,so we can let go.. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? BIO SHONKY: In music, one hit record is lucky. Two? That’s talent. And the talent everyone is talking about at the moment is fresh faced Frenchman Shonky. His boyhood nickname means “wobbly” but there’s nothing whatsoever shaky about his skills. Last year every underground club was echoing to the sounds of Olympia – a slab of panoramic techno that seemed to have been custom-engineered at the bottom of the sea. This year, the world is dancing to his massive remix of Danton Eeprom’s All I Can Say, and he is piling up serious air miles with his increasingly hectic DJ schedule. Incredibly, music was a second-choice career for the 26-year-old. “I studied mathematics and statistics for five years. I was supposed to get a job in a bank,” he grins. But as a dedicated clubber since his teens the lure of electronic music and culture proved too strong. Shonky bought a pair of decks though he admits he had no idea what to do with them at first. He picked up many of his tips at Dan Ghenacia’s infamous Batofar after-parties, where he struck up a friendship with Dan, Terry, and the rest of the Freak n’ Chic crew. Passionate about music, but uneducated, Shonky started tinkering with computers, learning the basics of programming. Much to his friends’ dismay he decide to abandon his plans for a 9-5 career and study sound engineering instead. “It was so in love with the music it was impossible not to do it. It was becoming an obsession, so bye-bye mathematics and hello music,” quips Shonky. His natural aptitude for producing was immediately evident with releases like Let Me Ask U and his remix of Mlle Caro & Franck Garcia’s Far Away and in the last two years his career has progressed by bounds. Now, with his second successive instant classic – All I Can Say – joining a roll call of excellent releases, an album for Freak n’ Chic out and clubs like Space and Alma, Ibiza; Goa, Madrid; Rex Club, Paris; DDD, London and Hollywood’s famous Avalon Club among those clamoring for his services, Shonky is set to be one of the hottest young stars of 2008. “He’s a natural talent,” raves Ghenacia. “I know when he does something it’s going to be perfect.” BIO SIAN: Born in Dublin,Ireland,raised gypsy style in southern Spain and constantly moving cities, Sian chose early to drop out of normal society,make music and DJ. Committing to the avant-garde way of life,He stands out as a little more bohemian than the average electronic figure..a rare,flamboyant and eccentric new talent. With appearances on labels like Sci&Tec,Pokerflat,Soma and his continued output on Aus, Sian is now becoming recognized as a truly unique figure in electronic music.His list of aficionados reads like a who’s who of contemporary dance culture,from Luciano,Loco Dice,Ricardo Villalobos, Steve Bug,Carl Craig and M.A.N.D.Y to Sasha,John Digweed and James Zabiela.His work has been remixed and re-worked to great lengths by Gui Boratto,Steve Bug,Efdemin,Selway,Jonas Kopp,Pan-Pot and Minilogue. With highly applauded underground projects,Sian has already gathered great press attention from Mixmag,Groove,DJmag,IDJ,De:bug,XLR8,Resident advisor etc and is getting massive airplay from top dance music shows worldwide.His tracks routinely end up in the record boxes of many techno/house luminaries,receiving radio and club support from the worlds foremost DJ personalities.The appreciation for Sians hedonistic style and vibrant production is enduring and demand is now heating up for Sians remixes,recent projects such as Gui Boratto,Audiofly,Simon Baker and Vegetable Orchestra project (other remixers on this peculiar project are Anja Schneider,Luciano,Villalobos),which have illustrated a genuinely diverse sound and achingly sublime production style.Sian has also founded the unusual techno label Octopus,still in its very infancy the label is working with esteemed names like Gui Boratto,3 Channels,Ripperton,Jonas Kopp,John Selway and bright new talent like Calculus and Nico Purman.The young imprint is already getting praise by DJs like Loco Dice,Carl Cox,Sasha,Dubfire,John Digweed,Damian Lazarus,M.A.N.D.Y and press rapture from DJmag,IDJ,Mixmag,Resident Advisor,Groove,XLR8 etc.Memorable nights at pioneering clubs like Berghain,Secretsundaze,Tripod,Weekend,Hive,Nitsa, Mulletover,Compression,The Loft,Fusion Festival,The Endup etc have seen Sians marathon DJ sets bring real voodoo to the dancefloor. Sian is also a showcase artist for Weekend club in Berlin, rolling out his trademark freaky style at the club and events regularly. Sians international DJ-ing adventures have already taken him all over the globe,from the most contemporary clubs and festivals in Europe to dates in Canada,USA,Eastern Europe,South America,Australia and beyond. Whether conducting everlasting sweat soaked DJ sessions or creating timeless dance music, Sian is a truly diverse and original talent,at once chic and hedonistic,always intensely inventive. BIO ANDRE BULJAT: Born in Bonn, Germany, 1984, Andre has been obsessed with music since an early age. By the time he was 12, he was experimenting on his first mixer and a Denon, mainly mixing hip-hop & rap while living in the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. At the age of 15 he was introduced to electronic music through attending and assisting in the organisation of many underground parties in the Dominican Republic (Caribbean). Needless to say, he was immediately hooked on the sound and vibe of these events. At age of 17 he was spinning techno and tech-house on his first Technics 1200 mk2’s and had begun to define his own sound, taking influence from the music Berlin and Detroit among others. At this time he was playing in local clubs North Coast of the Dominican Republic. At 18, he moved back to Bonn Germany to develop his individual sound and improve his DJing career. Carving out his sound to be a smooth blend of Techno and house. Currently living in Barcelona, Andre is absorbing the sounds and atmosphere of the city and readying himself for maximum output. He is poised to release his unique minimal techno sound and style and take things to the next level. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? METRO: DRASSANE ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? SHAKE YOUR BONES
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