Groove2 returns with our first show of 2017, playing host to the father of slovenian techno, Valentino Kanzyani alongside Jack Wickham, who will be exploring the deep and dubby areas between House and Techno. JJ Mowbray, Aka US and Andy Pickard will be warming things up on the dance floor from 9, three fine acts that are guaranteed to get the party started.
We’ll be giving 10% of all profits to LSU (Love Support Unite), providing much needed healthcare, education and skills workshops to hundreds of Malawian people - https://lovesupportunite.org/
Groove2 at The Faversham
Friday 17th March
21:00 - 04:00
Limited Early Birds - £8
General - £10
Resident Advisor -
As one of the founders of Slovenian techno, Valentino Kanzyani has been involved in the country’s dance scene since the mid 1990s. A celebrated DJ first and foremost, Valentino built a solid reputation for himself whilst he was resident spinner of Ambasada Gavioli - Slovenia’s most famous electronic music club. His fame grew when he started spinning on three turntables as standard.
Joining forces with fellow countryman and techno champion Umek, Valentino saw his first release in 1999 under the moniker Recycled Loops. Due to the success of their joint EPs, Valentino Kanzyani and Umek set up Recycled Loops as a record label, which further helped establish Valentino as a major player in Eastern Europe’s techno scene. A number of world tours, festival appearances and big club gigs followed.
Whilst Valentino’s sound has evolved over the years, he is committed to protecting the art of the DJ with real integrity. Valentino set up his label Jesus Loved You in 2005, for instance, just as digital downloading was becoming the main dissemination channel for the music industry. Instead of joining the trend, Valentino decided to release his label’s music mainly on vinyl as a way to support the true original format of the DJ. And it is his love for vinyl that has seen him flourish today, to become one of most respected underground vinyl DJs around.
Through 2012, Valentino released a series of Eps on Cadenza in the build up to his debut artist album ‘Love & Gratitude’. The latest EP as well as a continuous mixed cd which includes all tracks from the project was released in April 2013. The project showcases Valentino Kanzyani’s underground house vision and it also represents a new chapter in Valentino Kanzyani’s career – as part of Cadenza’s booking agency.
Exploring the deep and dubby areas between House and Techno, hailing from the northern powerhouse of UK electronic music, Leeds, Jack Wickham is notching up an increasingly prolific back catalogue of high quality, late-night tools and productions, with releases on respected labels such as Drumma, One Records, Fuse, Nordik Net, Tough Luck and many more in 2014/15, he delivers music that not only captures your attention but demands it. Carving out his own unique style and understated cool behind the decks, with gigs at Watergate Berlin and Fabric London at only 19 years of age, and a jammed packed calendar of European gigs ever since, Jack has always had the natural ability to create and play groove-driven, hypnotic dance music with precision. With endless rolling drums, ambitious and forward thinking selections, and his own imprint on the horizon for this year, he has a precise and focused attention to detail that many struggle to find.
LOVE SUPPORT UNITE
The Love Support Unite Volunteer Africa Foundation (LSU) is as grass roots as it gets. Created by two sisters, Alice and Nina Pulford, they have established small-scale projects which can be sustained and replicated throughout Malawi to trigger change on a large-scale.
Their volunteers contribute directly to genuine, long lasting development projects, working alongside Malawian communities to create real opportunities and active change.
Through volunteering, they have provided much needed healthcare, education and skills workshops to hundreds of Malawian people and help their volunteers gain an understanding of some of the biggest issues facing the developing world today.
Love Support Unite: Sustainable Grassroots Charity In Malawi, Africa
Love Support Unite is a grassroots charity that works with Malawian communities on sustainable projects that elevate people from poverty.
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