Year 2020 began at last. At last because we have spent the last two years in preparation for the things to come this year & further. While we look forward to maintain a steady release flow on the label with the next 5 releases all ready & planned – this is not the subject of matter here.
In the next 365 days we are looking forward to finalise & officially launch two new platforms – KOMPONENTI Artists & Radio KOMPONENTI.
With KOMPONENTI Artists we will give you access to the DJs out there that we believe to shape the future of Techno & Beyond. We will give promoters & clubs the opportunity to contact & book for a gig a carefully selected list of acts including names that are not part of the label’s own roster.
Radio KOMPONENTI is our most adventurous step in sound. We would like to create both a rich in music genres radio program and a selection of podcasts by different DJs & trend setters that will mark their position & understanding of the things to come in music in general.
We begin this journey on 15th of February in the form of a KOMPONENTI Showcase at Micro. There we will present the first two names in KOMPONENTI Artists – J-Lost & Linear Output. Of course it is out of question that Stephan Panev will provide the support.
Come, dance & always remember to hydrate & follow the noise.
The KOMPONENTI Massive.
Stephan Panev has always been involved in a wide variety of music projects while never shying away of experimenting with different genres of music, event concepts & notably with a large number of people coming from different areas of the music world. One of the best examples for that is his complete involvement in the Elegantly Wasted – a local collective of artists & dance specialists responsible for the notorious Studio EW. The best way to describe the rest is to hear it in his own words:
I’ve been following the steady rise of Studio EW for quite some time now thank’s to Garo’s residence at the spot. I’ve always made sure to catch him when he is playing here in Sofia and that was the reason behind why I have been visiting a lot.
Two years ago due to a mutual need we began working together. I’ve spent that time trying to improve all aspects I can help with while listening to the music the rest of the crew likes & support. Now two years later the time has come for my first guest artist.
The first time I heard Derek Plaslaiko was in 1999. Ever since he has become a synonym for DJ – someone always capable to play the right sound needed for the party to become a proper dance off.
Get ready for the event – a quick 8 hours long dance program available here:
Dark times ahead. Amek Collective will lead us into the future with a very potent group of five acts on 8th of September. The night will begin at 21:00 – early enough to encapsulate the demanding sound of Sim Hutchins, Cyberian, Evitceles, LATE & Nelegat.
Sim Hutchins comes from Essex and is expected to bring his own brand of weird techno or EDM as his SoundCloud hashtags tell us. Followed by one of the local leaders of sound – Cyberian, who has recently released a thought provoking LP on Amek Collective. Then – Evitceles – someone who can be considered as a newcomer with a habit of quick running forward & further. LATE will enrich the night with his broken & bit-crushed beats which act as the backbone of the layers that can be heard in his body of work.
There is a well documented fact about KOMPONENTI – if some of your music ends up on our label there’s a high chance of you being the one responsible to close the event as is the case with Nelegat – a dedicated student of sound & trusty merchant of noise.
You have been warned & don’t forget to hydrate & follow the noise:
Lately there’s more to look forward to in the local Techno scene than ever. Combined with the fact that we also have more people trully dedicated to the actual sound of Techno and where it might go next – things like the Beton events & podcasts show up around us.
Nothing makes us happier than a weekend to look forward to especially when the guest to appear is someone like Cinnamint (a frequent visitor back when we were still lucky to have the studio). A true music head with a delicate approach behind the decks always delivering a selection that keeps us concentrated while on the dancefloor.
Of course we will get to hear also Risto (a tall DJ that is not blond or a girl – you saw him last at Folllow), Phlp. & Linear Output.
Here’s one of our picks from the Cinnamint SoundCloud to improve your whole existence even more.
By the way – we also heard that it won’t take you much to also end up checking out Alexandar Kyosev & Anton Pau who will be close by in an intimate space.
We are happy to announce Folllow – a monthly event at Bar Switch dedicated to the early hours of the weekend. Unlike our KOMPONENTI events which are based around our own output – here we are looking forward to bring you a wide variety of artists..
Once a month the Folllow events provide you with an early weekend pass & the option to hear the first few tracks played in town.
Folllow is always free to attend – decision aiming to dismiss any preceding expectations or borders it might impose. As a result we have only the sound to folllow.
The first edition welcomes Risto & Snezhana – already establishing their names as selectors not afraid to step out of Techno.
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