DATE: 16 May
LOCATION: Barrio (Place de la Chapelle 6, 1000 Brussels, Belgium)
✘ DAVID GTRONIC
(tINI&THE GANG, KINA MUSIC, MOAN RECORDINGS, SERKAL MUSIC, ART OF DARK, BERLIN)
✘ PRINCE OFF
(LEFTORIUM, AUDIORAMA, BRUSSELS)
✘ IAS FERNDALE
(VOLUTE RECORDS, REWIND, BERLIN)
✘ SONNE AUTOMNE
✘ DAVID GTRONIC
There are many techno producers whose works are devoid of the subtleties that would suggest a wider musical competency and understanding. Then there are those whose grooves are infused with painstakingly produced little details and a sense of wonderment that reaches beyond beyond mere dancefloor functionality. Whether he’s producing thumping techno or downtempo chillout, David Gtronic’s sense of musicality always shines through.
David Gtronic is largely known for organic elements that colour his sound, which really set him apart from the pack. Captivating releases that he’s released on labels such as Kina Music, Serkal, Draft, Art of Dark and Moan Recordings and remixes for the likes of Yaya and Santos have found support from the likes of techno deities including Richie Hawtin, tINI, Marco Carola, Loco Dice and Dubfire.
His Terrace Podcast has grown since launching in August 2008 to reach almost 1,000,000 downloads in total, showcasing his eclectic and carefully-crafted journey-style DJ sets to listeners across the world. Whatever he puts his hands to, it’s always imbued with the sense of musical mysticism and contrast between the natural and the artificial that he strives to bring to life.
David relishes the challenge of crafting techno that reveals itself gradually to the careful listener, emotions embossed into his pounding rhythms by way of subtle textures and melodies that lay deep beneath the surface. His mesmerising collaborative mini-album with Dutch producer Lilith, Lagrimas Del Sol, recently demonstrated his prowess in marrying eclectic, traditional sounds to complex dancefloor grooves, witch is now getting released with a special dub mix and remixes from Kate Simko, Meedew&Chicks On Speed and Ilario Liburni on Art of Dark.
With his more recent EP alongside Romanian stars Livio & Roby and his new collaborations with Randall M and Chad Andrew, David Gtronic’s stock has risen further still, with each release continuing to cement his reputation as one of techno’s more adventurous and musically-minded producers.
Coming from Colombia, David Gtronic is currently living in Berlin after a short passage in Ibiza, where he took part of the infamous TINI & THE GANG on last summer. Have a listen to his b2b recorded set with Crocodile Soup, where he shows his ability to set off the groove with a particular vicious taste for infectious grooves and deep rhythms.