RIOT 14th EDITION


City: Barcelona
Promoter: Riot Barcelona
Place: Sal Café
Price: 0
Address: Pg Marítim de la Barceloneta s/n,, 08003 Barcelone

-SAPPHIRE (France)
-ANIKA KUNST (Spain)
-MATIAS MATIAS (Argentina)

SAPPHIRE (France)

Originally from Paris, Sapphire starts playing Funk and Disco music in bars and Clubs in his hometown. Fascinated by artists such as James Brown, Curtis Mayfield or Tina Turner and the energy they release, he is constantly in search of the groove in all that surrounds him musically. Electronic Music gives him exactly what he wants in terms of vitality, especially house and techno that are his preference. Recently moved to Barcelona, he is already part of the musical landscape in this city well known for its culture of electronic music. His Talent is quickly spotted, and Sapphire Takes control of the biggest clubs of Barcelona. That ́s what made him already share the dj booth with Artists such as :

DJ W!LD – JAY SHEPEARD – MASOMENOS – DoP -TIMID BOY- FUR COAT- JULIETTA- RAINER – GAUTHIER DM – JOEY NEGRO – ALEX DI STEFANO – VEITENGRUBER – DRAGOSH – AGENT – RUSS YALLOP – DEN ISHU – MARKUS FIX – LULA CIRCUS – PAUL LORAINE- DARIO ZENKER

You could see him dropping some Tunes in Festivals like :

SONAR OFF (2010, 2011, 2012) Piknic Electronique Barcelona (2012) and Clubs like La Terrazza(BARCELONA)- Romy S (STUTTGART/GERMANY) Macarena Mar (BARCELONA)- Row14 (BARCELONA)- BOULEVARD (BARCELONA) – MACARENA MICRO CLUB (BARCELONA) – MIRO (BOLZANO/ITALIA) – BUKOWSKI CLUB (HEILBRONN/GERMANY) – ECLIPSE BAR (W-HOTEL BARCELONA)- STEREO (STUTTGART/GERMANY)-TRESOR (BERLIN)

An impeccable tune selection and his mixing style allow him to create sets from the Happiest groovy House to the deepest dark minimal techno for the pleasure of the crowd. So keep a close eye on this French native guy based in Barcelona.
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MATIAS MATIAS (buenos Aires)

Influenced by the music of Detroit and Chicago.

JUST FUNKY DISCO HOUSE
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ANIKA KUNST (Spain)

Though interested by the electronic music at an early age, it was rather later when she started to do her first mixes.It was around 2001 when she professionally began beyond the turntables and throughout these 12 years she has visited many clubs and festivals (Space, Privilege, I.Copera, Orosco, Jam, Electrogaia, Play, Go, Circus Techno…) and she has also shared booth with a great number of artists.
This vast assorted experience has polished up her technique and has deeply enriched her in musically terms.
In regards to her style, she can not be pigeon-holed. Techno is obviously her roots, but she has a chameleon-like hability to naturally adapt her playing style to any musical genre, deep house, idm….

Influenced by the German and American sound, this makes her sessions a mixture of rhythms perfect for the dance floor.

The search of developing a distinctive style led her to what it seems to be a natural step in a dj career, the introduction in the production scene, where her first works have been released under the name of “Kika” in Costa Esmeralda Records.

In 2013 launches “alma records”, digital label which gives accommodate deep house sound.
will be at the beginning of 2014 where her most important project will see the light, “Chapter records”, vinyl and digital label, oriented techno in all its aspects.

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