In three days of SHARE Conference (Apr 26 – 28), several Belgrade clubs host a number of cutting edge and genre-bending electronic music acts, including Tim Exile, DJ Pete, DMX Krew and Redlight
Musical genius, geek and entertainer at the same time, with a passion for real-time sampling. A violinist with a degree in philosophy and a master’s degree in electro-acoustic composition. He started on legendary drum and bass label Moving Shadow, before moving on to more intelligent dance genres on Planet Mu, with his last album released by the most influential label of contemporary music – Warp.
Apart from the music transition and progress, dissatisfied with the possibilities given by conventional DJ set and traditional equipment, Tim started to program his own gear and subsequently got officially engaged with Native Instruments, the largest technology company in the world that develops software and hardware for music production and DJing. Three live sets often compared are Beardyman, Jamie Lidell and Tim Exile, since they all use voice with heaps of instruments and equipment on the stage.
A British producer whose music is played by Skream, A-Trak, DJ Zinc, Toddla T, Jack Beats, Mark Ronson, Annie Mac and the likes. He flies through an unnamed space defined by house, garage and dubstep.
Redlight cooperates with vocalists such as Ms Dynamite, while his music is released by labels such as ‘More Than Alot’ owned by Chase & Status. At the moment his sound is spreading fast with his intensive DJ sets throughout United States, but also with his bi-monthly show at the popular Rinse FM.
Peter Kuschnereit is a landmark of electronic music and has been active since the beginning of clubbing in the 1990s. He grew up in Kreuzberg and started working at the famous Hard Wax record store. Inspired by the first generation of artists in Chicago and Detroit, as well as by Berlin-based dub-techno label Basic Channel, he had a strong foundation to seriously focus on his music career.
Together with Surgeon, he was a resident DJ at Berlin’s Tresor club, while at the same time he collaborated with René Löwe (AKA Vainqueur) on a joint project called Scion, which was the first edition for a new label Chain Reaction. Their 2002 album Scion Arrange And Process Basic Channel Tracks was the first official CD produced with the then completely new software Ableton Live.
DJ Pete is famous for his variety and open-mindedness and his gig in Belgrade is likely to include a wide range of styles, from German minimal techno to British sound inspired by ultra-deep frequencies.
Interr-ference is an entirely honest lad, which is seen in everything he deals with. The club scene sees him as the leader of italo-disco revival at the end of 1990s, but also as someone very important for the development of electro considering the fact that his song Space Invaders Are Smoking Grass practically established electroclash.
His music is released under countless pseudonyms by various labels, he manages his own label Viewlexx in The Hague, and is also important as the founder and editor of quite special Internet radio station – Intergalactic FM
Priceless gem of world electro scene, for almost two decades he has been giving shine to new music inspired by root genres such as electropop and breakdance. One of the first to recognize his talent for club music was Aphex Twin, whose label Rephlex released 6 of DMX Crew albums.
Ed Upton’s pseudonym was inspired by old analogue synthesizer Oberheim DMX, and has nothing to do with rapper DMX. He lives in London where he produces music and manages his label Breakin’ Records. On weekends he performs live DJ sets throughout the world.
Asma Maroof and Daniel Pineda are a team that has been for years producing atypical dance music influenced by Chicago house, Footwork and hybrid bass music that comes from London. Although you might not have heard Nguznguzu songs, it is quite possible that you’ve heard their work through mixtape M.I.A – Vicki Leekx, or you may have heard Asma who is DJ on M.I.A. tours.
Contemporary R&B is also a significant element in their music, and is best defined on their remix editions for Mad Decent, Unknown To The Unknown, but also on their own EP for Fade To Mind, label that they manage together with Kingdom and Prince William. Nguznguzu are a global bass phenomenon whose music, despite being oriented towards dancefloor, has much more to offer than usual club music.
More info on the confirmed night and day programme: shareconference.net
*BTURN teams up with SHARE Conference, a three-day international event in Belgrade, Serbia, focusing on Internet, new media and social activism, packed with talks, discussions, presentations and music gigs. In the upcoming weeks, we keep you informed on whos and whats of this year’s edition of all things geeky and subversive