Leading Astray. w/ Damian Schwartz (Oslo Rec.) and Gale Talk (Black Place). Was On Friday, October 8th. @ Hideout, 29 Weston St, London Bridge, SE1 2RR, 11pm - 7am
Damian Schwartz (Oslo Rec.)
Gale Talk (Black Place)
Alex Cliché (Cartuli's day)
Beat2Bite (Leading Astray)
After the great adventures lived and all the friends made along the summer, we are finally moving forward to the winter season. And what a season we have instore!! We are über-excited of launching a monthly residence in a brand new venue at the depths of London Bridge. Welcome to Hideout, an intimate new space with an old feeling lost within the labyrinth of tunnels, dungeons and arches underneath the train station.
To headline the House Warming party of our new home we are very pleased to welcome Damián Schwartz (Oslo Rec/Mupa) to take the control on the decks and blow up our minds with his unique set full of uplifting and dark beats. After a summer bouncing between Ibiza (with gigs in Cocoon Amnesia and Space), Berlin (playing at Watergate and Arena) and his town of residence, Madrid, we at Leading Astray are more than happy to let him do the proceedings. Playing along him we welcome also to Gale Talk (Black Place), a young promise who works very closely with Damian on the studio and has a lot to show us. Opening the night will be the winner of last month’s Dj contest Alex Cliché (Cartuli’s Day), a discovered treasure behind the decks, watch out for him!
With all this in the sack, this is set to be an amazing launch night. We don’t want you to miss it, so come down and join us and become a regular from the first night!! Remember, for all those sinners, lost souls and black sheeps seeking a new place to be with a sound full of groove and dark beats here is Leading Astray. This is gonna be the party space for the best of each house under one single roof. And yes, that includes you!
See you under the arch xx
Damián Schwartz is an electronic music artist based in Madrid. His weakness began at an early age although it wasn´t until he turned 15 did he come in to contact with techno and electronic music. At the same time Damian came across CMYKmusik and from this encounter arose Musica Charlista, a 50/50 project between Damian and Alex Under. As a producer Damian inclines towards avant-garde, developing multiple musical concepts turning his music into something original and unique. Surprise, jazz, harmony and melody are the common factors in Damian´s solo productions, although never losing sight of the dancefloor. As a Dj he doesn´t label himself, always counscious of the purpose of his set and he knows what the public need to make them dance.
He is also the man behind Mupa, a label created in order to support Schwartz‘s most personal feelings and concepts. The CONCEPT indeed as the most important matter in his universe: images, ideas and sensations giving shape to the concept, and the music as the courier of that message, because music, as water, fills everything on its route. Schwartz delivers music with soul: music that in our mind is revealed like a being that thinks and mutates by itself. Raw sequences, daily samples, strong patterns, frantic rhythms, innovation, inspiration...
Damian is also one of the founders of NET28 (Apnea, CMYKmusik, Cyclical Tracks and Mupa). Not only a label but a concept, NET28 was created in 2003 by Alex Under, Tadeo, Damián Schwartz and Imek with the idea of shaping what was to become Spain’s voice for electronic dance music. Since then it has spawned sublabels Apnea, CMYKmusik, Cyclical Tracks and Mupa and released music from artists such as Thomas Brinkmann, Martin Buttrich, and Davide Squillace.
Born in 1983, this musician based in Madrid has always been motivated by music, working in diferent styles like hip-hop, house, idm, minimal or techno among others. Notably his project manager at the former Guiedi Prime contemporary arts project, focused on the dissemination of modern arts into an international panorama, like his performances in different venues around the world. In addition, he produces music for various labels, including Black Place Records, the new Kasper & Papol’s Esperanza Records sub-label. Check out his releases on Del Barrio Records, Arteqcue and Ipologica Records. He is also starting a new minimalist ambiental dub project called Ausdrücke with his friend and colleage Galman.