OUT NOW: D-RHAPSODY – LIQUID CEILING

Our Italian workhaolic duo, D-Rhapsody is back at it, fully refreshed to engage their audience once again with this new gem.

The duo steps up their game to deliver a magical and amazingly crafted tune, making it crystal clear that they have a voice that needs to be heard!

‘Liquid Ceiling’ is a stellar display of their storytelling prowess where they unravel their mystery while the track unfolds gradually.

Listen to D-Rhapsody ‘Liquid Ceiling’ here

 

The latest release from Nikko.Z’s Dopamine Music finds D-Rhapsody returning for a new EP. Hailing from Italy, Max Orian and Alberto Gasparini aka D-Rhapsody first appeared on the Greek imprint in December of last year with their ‘Rip Current’ EP. A remix for Replicanth’s ‘From Earth to Heaven’ then followed in April along with an EP for Soundteller Records in July. Now as the summer season winds to a close D-Rhapsody finds their way back to Dopamine with a new EP entitled ‘Liquid Ceiling’. The originality of D-Rhapsody’s work has always been revered by both their fans and contemporaries. This latest two track showcase not only continues that trend but stretches the genre confines even further. Beginning with the title piece ‘Liquid Ceiling’ the duo explore techno rhythms and esoteric design. Backed by a fluid, free flowing framework it’s an energetic romp from the outset. Astral effects and waning thematics soon fill the air, ultimately leading to a soulful break where colourful harmonics sets up a quirky finale. The companion piece ‘Floating Point’ comes in a touch deeper and more groove oriented with a well sculpted, character heavy low end leading the charge. Rolling and rhythmic in all the right ways the piece flows through rippling clusters and vibrant chord stabs before a wonky lead motif highlights the break, propelling the track to an exhilarating finale. it rounds out an excellent return to Dopamine Music for D-Rhapsody who continue to impress with fresh and inspired productions. Words by Mitch Alexander (Change Underground). Artwork by Dimitrios Papanikos. Mastered by Dopamine. Distributed by Proton.

AMIRALI TO PERFORM LIVE WITH ZURICH’S TONHALLE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

TOGETHER PRESENTING TONHALLELATE,
A UNIQUE AND IMMERSIVE
AUDIO-VISUAL EXPERIENCE

 

TICKETS & MORE INFORMATION HERE

TONHALLELATE
AMIRALI & TONHALLE ORCHESTRA ZURICH
VENUE: TONHALLE MAAG, ZURICH
DATE: 5TH OCTOBER 2018

Springing to the forefront of the electronic music scene with his debut album ‘In Time’, the work of producer Amirali was received with much critical acclaim. With key support from BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6 Music, along with a shortlist for CLASH magazines’ ‘Album of the Year’ award; Resident Advisor dubbed the album as ‘an example of perfect craftsmanship’ along with receiving heavy praise from NPR. This success saw Amirali booked to perform at an array of prestigious venues including Berlin’s Berghain, Fabric London, Opera House Vienna and The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.

Following a relentless touring schedule, Amirali, like any true craftsman, took time out to gather his thoughts and to engage with his work once again. Fully refreshed, he recently released his ‘Odyssey’ EP, accompanied by a stunning remix from Fort Romeau. Now armed with a new body of work, Amirali steps into new realms as one of the most talented electronic musicians of the moment, performing alongside one of the Top 10 Philharmonic Orchestras in the world; Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra.

On 5th of October, Amirali will feature in two performances, as part of the first in the pioneering tonhalleLATE series 2018/19. For the past fifteen years, the Tonhalle Orchestra has been pushing boundaries, bridging the divide between classic and electronic music; introducing a whole new generation to classical music. Previous guests have included dOP, Mathew Jonson, Octave One, Sebastian Mullaert, Francesco Tristano and Henrik Schwarz. With great care and innovation, the tonhalleLATE series provides dynamic and immersive experiences, holistically combining music, visuals and production, aiming generally at younger audiences. The tonhalleLATE series champions the challenge of making the traditional concert hall relevant and engaging for the modern world.

As the first tonhalleLATE of the season, the overall theme for the evening is centered on music from cinema. Focusing on creating an immersive audio-visual experience, electronic and classical instrumentation is integrated with a visual art installation inspired by surrealist cinema, produced by Zurich-based creative agency Projektil. Amirali has also collaborated with Projektil on the visual-creative direction for the upcoming edition of tonhalleLATE. Taking part in directing the narratives of the visuals, Amirali coined the key concept for the overall theme; Surrealist Cinema.

Directed by classical conductor, Frank StrobelI, who bestows years of experience working within the musical film industry. With the stunning backdrop of the concert hall, the concert opens with full orchestral performances from the 85-piece Tonhalle Orchestra, with the addition of film excerpts played on a large cinematic screen. Progressing into the latter half of the evening, the audience transports into a purpose-built space, here we cross the bridge from classical into electronic; with a more informal format, the audience is encouraged to stand and dance in the subsequent performance.

In this second act, soloists from the orchestra join Amirali in a collaborative performance, where “classical meets electronic”. Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich has opened an invitation for Amirali to reimagine music from his repertoire in a Neo-Classical context, orchestrated along with the seven-piece group of soloists. Having progressed into a more dance-orientated experience, Amirali will perform a second live solo show centered on his regular live experience for the club. This all comes before handing over to Swiss DJ and Producer, Definition, whose DJ set closes the tonhalleLATE.

“I’m very excited to be doing this collaboration with the Tonhalle Orchestra. This is the beginning of a new chapter for me as an artist. I’m finally in a position where, I get the chance to explore new dimensions of music and take on new creative challenges… The experience of the evening with TonhalleLATE… lets just say it’s going to blossom all your senses that might even make you laugh or cry, it’s going to be a tunnel of emotions that may have been hidden in you for a while.” – Amirali

Armed with new works, Amirali prepares to release a new EP titled ‘Heights of Ecstasy’ in November of this year along with a remix from Moscoman.

“It was a period where I made a series of dance records; ‘Heights Of Ecstasy’ is the aftermath of ‘Hidden Past’, which was released earlier this year on my label, Dark Matters. These two tracks were produced in a short span of time; I was experimenting with a specific setup that I had just made in my studio at the time, which turned into these two pieces. My approach for these two tracks especially for ‘Heights Of Ecstasy’ was to be playful with abstraction and to create a psychedelic vibe.” – Amirali

Full Program:

Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
Frank Strobel Director
Amirali Live Act
Definition DJ
Projectil Visuals
Irina Pak Violin
Ewa Grzywna-Groblewska Viola
Isaac Duarte Oboe
Heinz Saurer Trumpet
Christian Hartmann Percussion
Klaus Schwärzler Percussion
Lea Knecht Harp

Amirali & Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich present tonhalleLATE at Tonhalle Maag on 5th October.

 

GROTESQUE INDOOR FESTIVAL #350 – A FIRST CLASS JOYRIDE!

The festival season almost over and the Summer is making place for Autumn but at PT Events they are already very busy the last months with the Grotesque Indoor Festival 2018, which takes place on
December 8th in the Rotterdam Maassilo. Meanwhile also the 3
rd Phase tickets are almost sold out!
“You can’t get a stronger vote of confidence as an organizer than this, it means that with our restyled Indoor Festival we have taken the right course in 2016 “, tells Ram & Patrick of PT Events. During the #250 show in 2016, the organization threw a lot of creativity on top of it. It had to be more original, tighter and more beautiful. The experiential value is something that Grotesque always focused on and that this was the key to an even greater success, has again become very clear after an even better Grotesque # 300 show last December.
Official Trailer Grotesque Indoor Festival #350

WIN: Take 7 friends in a Stretched Hummer to the event!
Do you want to go, together with 7 friends to the Grotesque Indoor Festival #350 ? Sign in at the Facebook Eventpage, share the (FB)trailer on your timeline & tag at least 5 friends that you want to
take with you in this luxury Stretched Hummer, provided by Starlimo!

 

It’s all about the Experience!

Stages, Deco, Light & Lasershows, Funny Entertainment and more, Big Headliners look cool on your poster, but a visitor who will to be taken in our roller coaster of entertainment from start to finish goes home with the most important thing, an unforgettable memory! With all due respect, there is no headliner that can beat that”, Patrick tells again in a relativizing way. In the Netherlands there is no DJ or artist which can guarantee you a successful evening, just all things around it in combination with good music can achieve this. With even more focus and bigger challenges the preparations are in full swing.

2 Areas with the best in Progressive, Psy ,Tech & Uplifting Trance
That DJs still like to perform during Grotesque is no wonder. The mix of top acts and an original experience does not go unnoticed. ,, We have the trust of a lot of good artists and that is why we have
a very cool lineup for the fans. “Below are the artists who have been booked for the 2 Grotesque areas during the Indoor Festival 2018
Alex di Stefano | Alex M.O.R.P.H. | Artento Divini | Ciaran McAuley | Daniel Skyver | Daniel Wanrooy | John O’Callaghan | Jordan Suckley | Ram | Richard Durand | Sean Tyas |

1 Area with the Kings of Clubbing
Since 2016, the organization has programmed the middle area with a completely different sound of music as in the Grotesque areas. This year they have chosen to create a real clubbing sound as you
know from Crazyland, Full Moon, Sfeer, 7th Heaven.. Therefore, rightly, the Kings of Clubbing;
Des Santos | Jean | Jose | Mem | Quintin | Renji | Santito | Spider |

1 Area with the Future Favorites
The enthusiasm to perform at Grotesque is many times larger than the places Grotesque has to fill, this year Grotesque is creating a 4th area for a number of strong talents which will undoubtedly be
seen again at the other events in the future: Here the names for the Future Favorites;
Carolin |Mr Dna | Marc den Heijer | Rene Ablaze | Tulz | VirtuEthics |

Grotesque Music presents the Grotesque #350 – 3CD
Also this year, Grotesque has a big # 350 – 4CD Compilation mixed by Alex M.O.R.P.H., Alex di Stefano and of course label boss Ram himself. You can already order this 4CD for only € 12, = through the ticket sales of the event. The official release will be on the 15th of December.
Tickets & Updates
As mentioned earlier in this article, the earlybirds are already sold out before we carefully announced the line up during Luminosity Beach Festival last week. Since it’ssummer in the Netherlands for already a few months now, the organization didn’t expect the tickets would sell that fast and easy.
• 1st Phase : Loyal Fan Ticket – Sold Out!
• 2nd Phase: Earlybird Ticket – Sold Out!
• 3rd Phase: On Sale NOW! € 39,50 – Almost Sold Out !
• 4th Phase: € 42,50 (max500)

Stay informed of all developments of the Grotesque Indoor Festival #350 through our Facebookpage or website.

 

GROTESQUE INDOOR FESTIVAL #350 – MAASSILO ROTTERDAM
DATE: Zaterdag 8 December, 2018
TIME: 21.00 – 06.30
AGE: 18+
LOCATION: Maassilo Rotterdam, Maashaven ZZ 1-2, 3081AE
DRESSCODE: Preference:–– Brazil Carnival
TICKETSALE: €39,50 |Almost Sold Out | www.ptevents.nl | 4
th Phase: €42,50
INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/766680143523251/ | www.ptevents.nl