Big Names In Dance This Weekend

Thursday October 13

Resident Advisor’s RA in Residence Begins…

 Silent Servant & Daniel Avery @ Goa

Resident Advisor is an online music magazine and community that is devoted to electronic music. This year RA In Residence is a project to showcase the dance floors keep club culture alive and thriving. RA In Residence will be hosting events in 12 of the best clubs around the world. This October, all eyes are on Rome’s very own Goa Club.

Goa has been dedicated to playing avant-garde music that ignores the mainstream club sound repitoir since it’s establishment in 1996.

Silent Servant is an American techno producer, DJ and co-founder of the label Jealous God. Silent Servant prides a rare sound; one deeply influenced by industrial and warehouse techno yet infused with a fearless modern style.

The London native producer and DJ, Daniel Avery stays steadily secured on Resident Advisors “Top DJs” list for now several years. His sound seems naturally construed on his wildly successful debut LP Drone Logic. An ambicious strain of acid infused techno creates a new world on the dance floor. 

Catch the perfectly paired Silent Servant and Daniel Avery at Goa Club this Thursday from 11:30 till sunrise.

Goa Cub

Via G.Libetta 13, 00154 Rome, Italy

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Friday October 14

RA in Residence and more…

Jeff Mills and Neel @ Goa

Headlining the RA in Residence Rome events is Detroit’s Jeff Mills, one of the most distinguished American techno artists. Formerly known as “The Wizard”, Jeff Mills is a founder of the late 1980’s Detroit collective Underground Resistance. Mills went on to pursue a solo career with much success. He worked with various labels around the globe and eventually created his own label, Axis. Jeff Mills transcended the realm of electronic music that he reigns to participate in numerous contemporary art collaborations. Jeff Mills most recent project is combining classical music and his niche of techno with various orchestras around the world creating innovative symphonies that are distinctly his own. Jeff Mills club sets are dark, fast and science fiction inspired.

Opening for Jeff Mills is the Roman Neel, lesser known but uniquely complementary. Neel’s musical creativity is present in all of his discography. He brilliantly combines ambient textures with rhythms to produce an other-worldliness. Simple yet abstract his beats mesmerize.

Goa Cub

Via G.Libetta 13, 00154 Rome, Italy

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Friday October 14

On Friday? Oh there’s more…

Scuba @ Quirinetta 

Originating from the UK, Scuba is a DJ, producer and label owner of Hotflush. Scuba’s most well known for his dubstep days but today, Scuba’s music explores genres. Scuba’s genre-agnostic style has aided his growth within the electronic music scene as his dance floors draw bigger crowds.

Teatro Quirinetta
Via Marco Minghetti, 5, 00186 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.”