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August 1, 2016

People In Beta Summer Party: The DJ line-up

It wouldn’t be a real party without real music. So we’re happy to introduce you to the DJs who'll be playing on our People In Beta Summer Party! Our events manager Valerio Taiocchi gives us a low-down version of what sort of music we can expect:

"We have a few sweet DJs in the line up! We’ll be spamming soul, disco, funk, garage and house music. While going towards the early hours of the morning, we'll move towards a more Chicago, Detroit sound.. expect a story throughout the music each DJ will select. Bring your dancing shoes!" Want to get a proper introduction to the DJ's? Here's who they are & what they play.

WE ARE JOJO

Johanna and Joan are the duo that make up We Are JoJo. They are a mixture of good friends and DJ’s. They’re from Germany, meaning they’re the only locals to be playing our after party. The duo plays a mixture of deep house and tech, you can listen to their latest edition of Radio Jojo featuring Hamish Radford here:

 

https://soundcloud.com/we-are-jojo/radio-jojo-july-2016-with-hamish-radford

I.nOmac

I.nOmac is a turntable DJ and a producer. He's also a resident at Suicide Circus and DA DA Revolution Berlin. With more than 20 years experience on the decks he's spent the last 20 years living in Italy, Spain, and the US. Now he is resident to the capital of Germany. His experience has brought new cultures, new languages and new sounds to his music:

 

https://soundcloud.com/waveberlin/inomac-storm-citys-only-vinyl-set

ENTERPRISE OF LAMBS

Francesco Previtali is a DJ, producer, and founder of dtape records. Originally from Italy but living in Berlin, his Enterprise of Lambs feels like a combination of acid and deep house. Enjoy a snippet here:

 

https://soundcloud.com/lambent585/enterprise-of-lambs-suicide-circus-260616

CASHMERE

Cashmere aka Benn Lian is a DJ and producer from Belgium. He's been touring the world, most recently playing in The Netherlands, France, Germany, Spain, Ibiza, Thailand and even Tokyo. When he’s not on the road, you’ll find him in his studio, working on new tracks and remixes, whilst trying to innovate his music and improve his techniques even more. Listen here:

 

https://soundcloud.com/cashmereb/cashmere-at-kleine-bar-a-warm-up-for-the-warm-up

 

Like what you hear? We still have a few tickets left for our People In Beta Summer Party. You can grab yours here! Use code PIBMUSIC for 30% off. People In Beta Summer Party is being made possible by our partners ERGO, Holvi, Conrad and Glutatmat! Thanks for helping us make this happen! 

Check out our calendar for more upcoming events.

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Martin: I believe one of the reasons why people pick us over other studios is because it can be very hard working with developers. If you’re not understanding their work, if the communication is not flowing, you, as a client can feel lost. We're easy to communicate with and we’re always open to feedback and we're open to discuss anything. In the end, after all iterations, if you say we need to start the website from scratch and that you don’t like the idea, we won’t take it personally. 

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