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Kaiser Souzai (DE) with Thankyou City live and Victor Y
Friday, December 8th, 2017
10:00 PM
*** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** Kaiser Souzai (DE) with Thankyou City (live) and Victor Y Friday, 8th December - New Guernica Support lineup TBA, tickets on sale at Eventbrite now *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** You’re invited to our biggest party of the year. On Friday the 8th of December, join us at New Guernica to witness Ballroom Records’ lovechild and one of Berlin’s most explosive techno acts - KAISER SOUZAI! Celebrating over ten years of performance, remixes and original studio production, the DJ duo is now on its way to Australian shores for an international tour before we leap into 2018. Supporting this incredible act is none other than beloved local artists THANKYOU CITY with their renowned live set! The brothers are set to enjoy a massive 2017 Summer series in Melbourne with bookings already confirmed for Strawberry Fields 2017, Subsonic Music Festival 2017 - Official and The Pleasure Garden 2017, and they return now to Guerns’ main room after some huge events with us this year alongside Uone, Muska and Sunshine. And rounding out this stunning lineup is hugely talented VICTOR Y (a.k.a. Paul Suares), who, now based in Berlin, has recently enjoyed a major original release on Open Records with ‘Blueprint’ (subsequently re-interpreted by our very own Doppel to a stunning reception). On tour back home in Australia and inspired by festival performances here and overseas, we can’t wait to get you in front of someone who is easily one of our favourite artists! And more local support TBA... KAISER SOUZAI [BALLROOM RECORDS, DE] Making concrete waves throughout the Berlin underground and carving a reputation internationally with their live performances, popular event nights and taste-making record label, Berlin duo, Kaiser Souzai are an unstoppable force within the industry. What began as a music collaboration, has now become much more than that with the creation of their own musical genre of Art-rock Tech, drawing influence from 70’s greats such as Pink Floyd, Genesis and Yes, yet still keeping to their roots of deep and progressive techno, electrifying dancefloors across the globe. The duo put themselves on the electronic map initially with releases such as 'Girl', which became a huge summer tune in 2006 with it’s Pulp Fiction samples, and their Cloud series, 'Altocumulus Floccus', 'Stratocumulus' and 'Cirrus'. Remixing for Booka Shade’s 'Love Inc' on Blaufield Music and Dave Seaman’s 'Everything Comes in Threes' on Tulipa Recordings, alongside signature releases on Kinetika Records, Trapez and Definitive Recordings to name only a few, not to mention support from the likes of Sven Vath, Joseph Capriati, Steve Lawler and Rick Maia plus many more, the last few years has seen Kaiser Souzai build a unique brand representing and creating that art-rock niche which has had critical reception from all over. Always regularly featuring in the electronic top 10 of various portals, the duo has further solidified their name with the creation of Ballroom Records, a label which has grown from strength to strength with a taste-making roster that puts out some of techno’s best new music alongside vibrant label nights that keep giving and giving. And now, having worked their way up the Berlin club scene and emerged into international waters, Kaiser Souzai have introduced their live performances to the world. Each live show incorporates Kaiser Souzai’s never-ending energy, showcasing their talents as musicians with live electronic percussions in front of an eagerly awaiting crowd. 2014 & 2015 saw them travel from Belgium to Australia, Thailand to Berlin, gigging at the likes of Womb (Tokyo), Uberhaus (Beirut), Forsage (Kiev), Sullivan Room (NYC) Koi (Singapore), Jungle Experience (Koh Phangan), Circus (Melbourne) and Rhythm & Alps (New Zealand), with the end of their New Zealand tour seeing them headline the Techno Stage alongside the legendary Carl Cox. As well as gracing the stages of Earth Festival in Australia, and the Nation Of Gondwana festival in Germany – they’ve shot through the Berlin circuit of Sysyphos, Tresor, Wilde Renate, Kosmonaut, Golden Gate, CDV and Chalet to name a few, illustrating their raw passion of dark tech and loaded electronica along the way. Kaiser Souzai grew from the dark depths of their studio, knocking out track after track until like a flicker of light, the world began to recognise what they were about. Taking the stage with their incredible live performances and productions, Kaiser Souzai are continuing to emblazone the world with their unique brand that nobody will forget. THANKYOU CITY [AU] a.k.a. Brent and Scot Mirams. This sibling duo have formed an impressive trademark sound in the heart of their beloved hometown Melbourne, Australia. This sound has given them the opportunity to shine on the international dance circuit alongside many of their favourite artists and producers, experiences they are both enthusiastically grateful for. Being grateful is their manta, "the name 'Thankyou City' portrays exactly that, to be grateful for whatever your reason, purpose, situation or experiences are, and thats pretty much what it means for us" they happily confess. Thankyou City's unique sound has been described as minimal in all the right places and maximal in all the others, comprising an honest emotive undercurrent while always being injected with a healthy amount of wonk. And among the melting pot of world-class talent that makes up the Australian electronic music scene, they still manage to set themselves apart from the rest. Their slick and sophisticated take on deep techno, house and electronica is well known to Australian festival and club crowds, with their live show respected far and wide as one of the best in the country. Boasting releases on D-Nox's 'Sprout', Germany's Heinz Music, and homegrown imprints Chameleon Recordings, Subsonic Music and Open Records, their every-growing catalogue of music is an impressive one. The international community is definitely starting to catch on to Thankyou City's tasteful blend of House & Techno, with the boys fresh off the plane from their second successful European tour. Slick, sophisticated, and polished to a T… Thankyou City's live set is something to behold. VICTOR Y [OPEN RECORDS, DE / AU] a.k.a. Sydney producer Paul Suares. His neurosis with music began at around ten, a trained drummer growing up in live bands across the borders of death metal and wistful folk. Realising the potential to curate infinite textures, he found infatuation and prowess in electronic production. Collaboration and diversification is at the heart of the Victor Y project. Unconfined, tracks are often produced live with musicians in the studio, merging innovative sounds with sincere organic talent for mercurial energies. From delicate chillwave through deep and driving techno, Victor Y’s sound is versatile and holistic with mood, people, and place. Launching the project in 2014, Suares’ debut single ‘Black Light’ consistently held top positions across the electronic and overall triple j Unearthed charts, received FBi Radio play and featured in Veronika Maine’s 2014 winter campaign. Open Records re-released his single 'Blueprint’ in May 2017, which received wide support from renown artists such as Maceo Plex, Guy J, Henry Saiz, Marc Poppcke, SQL, Jamie Stevens, Stereo Underground, Soulwerk, Gabriel Rhome, Soulwerk, Smash TV, Darin Epsilon, Agent!, Rich Curtis, Dmitry Molosh, Andrea Ljekaj, Danny Tenaglia, Nemone, Halen and many more. Most recently he won a competition to play at Twin Lakes Festival in 2017 alongside artists like AKA AKA, Boris Brejcha, Catz N Dogz, Felix Kröcher, Ilario Alicante, Marco Bailey, Oliver Schories, The Disco Boys, Tiefschwarz and Vitalic. Victor Y’s unique live sets have torn strings across outdoor and indoor events across Australia and Europe including performances at Shankra Festival (CH), Uebel und Gefährlich (GER), 64 (DEN), Subsonic Music Festival (AUS), Rabbits Eat Lettuce Festival (AUS), Wittika NYE Festival (AUS), Metronom (POL), Techno Wahn (GER), S.A.S.H. Sundays (AUS), WeLove (AUS), Church Of Techno (AUS), Chien d’Ours (AUS) and Cakes (AUS).