Don’t Know Where To Go This Weekend?

Saturday October 8th

A buzz of anticipation fills the air for this Saturday night…

Gesaffelstein @ Warehouse

Warehouse Rome’s opening party of the season will be featuring the French producer  and DJ Gesaffelstein

 Gesaffelstein quickly emerged from the underground after his debut album ALEPH. Now having produced for names like Kanye West and Daft Punk, the French artist quickly caught the center stage. Gesaffelstein’s dark and industrial strain of techno is paired perfectly with the simple and shadowy venue, Warehouse, that is widely known for its events hosted by Rebel Rebel

Closing only when the sun comes up.

Warehouse
Via Sambuca Pistoiese 74, Roma

But for the house music heads…

Marshall Jefferson @ Lanificio 159

The Chicago house and deep house master Marshall Jefferson will be spinning his dance anthems at Lanificio 159 on Saturday. Marshall Jefferson was essential to the creation of the Chicago house sound from the 1980’s to today. His classic “Move Your Body” was the first house music sound to feature piano and the track became widely influential to the genre. The Chicago native is now based in the UK and continues to DJ around the world. 

Earlier in the night catch Marco FIMP. Italian Marco FIMP boosts a similar love for rhythm and groove yet fused with techno influences. 

Lanificio 159 sports a retro yet minimalist rooftop vibe. 

Lanificio 159

Via di Pietralata 159, Roma
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A Brief History of Roman Techno

In the 1990’s Rome, like many other cities around the globe, was influenced by Detroit’s techno revolution.

Detroit techno is characterized by its jazz influenced central rhythm, simple vocals, the ever essential bass drum and the backbeat of a snare, clap or hi-hat. These dark electronic beats are deeply rooted in retro synthesizers, drum machines and futurism.

The young italian  Lorenzo D’Angelo aka Lory D, inspired by the emergence of Detroit techno and deterred by the stagnant club anthems of the 80’s, went on to define the underground electronic music of his home city Rome. The track Sound Of Rome and his creation of the very first techno record label of Italy, Sounds Never Seen, changed the Roman dance scene forever.

The industrial and avant-garde records, a concoction of European and American elements, was not accepted immediately by clubbers but gradually gained popularity in warehouses, away from the small clubs that once reigned. 

In an intensive exploration of Roman Techno, Redbull Music Academy explains the concept of the sound. “What Lory D, Anibaldi, Benedetti and Vatta were searching for, and slowly developing, was a sound that was as abstract and experimental in outlook as it was overwhelmingly dancefloor-friendly.”