Raresh and Scuba head to Hidden in February
Published on: Tuesday 10th January 2017
Hidden in Manchester will be busy again on Friday 3rd February as a star-studded lineup of Raresh, Scuba and more take to the three rooms to provide a night of sleek house and minimal techno. Offering plenty of dark alleys to explore, Hidden and its shadowy aesthetic is geared up for events of the murkier variety, and with such a specialist set of selectors booked in, it looks like things will be getting deep and trippy once again in Manchester.
One of the stars of Romania’s now famous microhouse scene, Raresh has become one of the most sought-after artists in electronic music, particularly off the back of the success of the [a:rpia:r] label that he runs with Rhadoo and Petre Inspirescu. All three considered superb selectors and known for their likeness to minimal house music’s beloved prince, Ricardo Villalobos, they have been the foremost acts in bringing Romania onto the dance music map. A regular at the best clubs around Europe, Raresh has plenty of experience to bring to Hidden, and will no doubt enjoy the challenge of facing up to former Berghain resident Scuba.
One of the influential figures in the rise of dubstep as a force outside of the UK thanks to his SUB:STANCE residency at Berlin’s most notorious club, Scuba has been a pioneering figure for over a decade, his albums on Hotflush Recordings and quality DJ sets earning him a reputation as one of the best electronic musicians that the UK has produced in recent years. Not quite as regular on the circuit as he was a few years ago, Scuba has lost none of the talent that made him one of the brightest talents around during his transition from dubstep to techno.
Even with each of the above taking on three hour sets, the three rooms at Hidden offer plenty of time for more DJs to get involved, and one of those to benefit will be Raresh’s compatriot and regular collaborator Praslea. Another producer and DJ with a keen ear for only the most necessary components of the music, Praslea is a blossoming talent who is earmarked as the next Romanian house specialist to make a big impression across the continent. He’ll also be accompanied by the likes of Manchester’s own Anton Fitz, Pooku DJs and Silent Treatment.
Words by Andrew Kemp
Photo courtesy of Raresh