Rebel Alliance presents &ME (Keinemusik) and Laolu (Innervisions) at UB City Amphitheatre
DJ Night .
Venue shifted to UB City Amphitheatre.
When one could assume, &ME entered the House and Techno world somewhat out of the blue, it is due to his sublime modesty that’s already captured in his alias. His way to become one of today’s most praised and sought after DJ/producers is based on a solid foundation. To make common cause with Fetisch, delivering beats for their joint venture Terranova and releasing EPs and an album on Kompakt plus his collaborations with Nic Fanciulli and releases on Saved Records and his project NR& with fellow producer Rampa and singer Nomi (Hercules & Love Affair, Jessica 6) are just a few milestones of that path.
Not to forget his solo productions, that made himself a name in a quite unparalleled way. “F.I.R.” – his first release on keinemusik, a collective of Berlin based DJs and producers, including Rampa, Adam Port, David Mayer, Reznik & artist Monja Gentschow, he helped founding in 2009, was a massive clubhit, but in the end not much more than a foretaste of things to come. With productions on various labels, his reputation as a gifted producer and DJ extraordinaire spread into international realms, and that’s where he stands right now, as his blend of Techno and soulful Housemusic took incredible shape: Many new projects in focus and clearly visible as one of the most unique and original figures in the game.
Released on Innervisions at the end of 2015, Laolu's remix of Dele Sosimi's 'Too Much Information' has been a number one hit and Dixon and Âme's favourite track of the year. Laolu was born out of the love of a Nigerian father and a Swiss mother who, most appropriately, met in record store in Berlin. He spent his first years in Nigeria where his parents owned "The Gallery", a club dedicated to Jazz and Soul. And so began his musical education. After relocating to France , he attended music school in order to learn saxophone and music theory, but upon discovering Detroit techno pioneers Derrick May and Carl Craig at the age of 18, he sold his saxophone to buy his first drum machine. He then moved to Geneva where he started DJing and met Kadebostan who quickly became a musical co-conspirator in the studio and as a DJ partner in their "Caracas Club". In 2010, Laolu released his first EP "O Fantasma" on the young Berlin based label Clap Your Hands. A deep tune for special club moments that has gained attention from DJs like Osunlade or Ruede Hagelstein. During the following years, his collaborations and solo work have led him to produce music for labels including Innervisions, Freude Am Tanzen, Clap Your Hands, Mental Groove, Fenou, Baobab Music and Blooming Soul Records. He kicked off 2014 writing and producing Sene Kela for Mr Raoul K new album, which gathered love and support from Dixon, Mano Le tough or Adriatique.