El sonido de Balkan Taksim no es un collage o una apropiación, ni tan si quiera es una fusión. Su melodía se origina en un cruce de las culturas balcánicas, instrumentos tradicionales, ritmos centenarios de los Cárpatos, voces atemporales y una visión futurista que traslada todo este cosmos sonoro a la electrónica contemporánea, relajada y elegante.
No le faltan motivos a esta banda rumana parar estar de celebración: la virtud de sus directos reside en ese territorio donde el club de escucha se encuentra con la pista de baile. Es por ello que encontrar puntos de conexión con su música es tarea sencilla, ya prefieras mantener en movimiento tus caderas o abrir tus oídos, Balkam Taksim es la elección correcta.
Millos Kaiser is an expert in unearthing treasures of Brazilian music. Having a look at his repertoire will take you to lush, unexplored jungles where he makes mixes made for all ears ranging from boogie to house, funk and soul.
His sound, at times tropical, at times dark, is a safe bet. His musical background is such that resisting to succumb to these sound gems is an impossible mission. That’s why this selector is one of the great promising new artists of the Brazilian underground.
Kaiser loves seeing the dance floor go crazy, so be assured his set at Paraíso 2019 will be full of frenetic rhythms. Just make sure he doesn’t catch you off guard.
Motor City Drum Ensemble
Danilo Plessow is causing a big buzz because, over the last years, he has managed to bring brilliance to the booth and stand out as one of the most sought-after selectors in the current scene to the point of being considered a renovator of the decks, by having returned the essence of soul to house and techno.
His alias, Motor City Drum Ensemble, sheds light on his passion for drums and drum machines, while emanating the sound of the two cities that have influenced him the most: the quintessential industrial US city, Detroit, and his hometown, Stuttgart, cradle of the car industry in Germany. Plessow specializes in keeping up the energy in his sets, a trademark he perfectly combines with a wide range of musical gems with which he doesn’t stop surprising crowds at clubs, venues and festivals all over the world.
From this devotee of jazzy melodies, we can expect great surprises with a house, disco, funk or techno flavour. Nevertheless, whatever the flavour he decides to delight us with at Paraíso, one thing is clear: Plessow will make you smile from ear to ear.
Behind the name Max Abysmal hides a luminous vision of dance culture. His universe is divided in equal parts between the taste for the distant, esoteric tracks and tropical dynamite. A diverse and energizing mixture of ambient, psychedelic rhythm patterns, dusty funk from the 80’s, primitive techno, Lo-Fi brushstrokes… Abysmal is clear about it: anything goes as long as it can be danced to.
His first EP, released by the effervescent family Safe Trip, Young Marco’s label, has been used to whet the appetite of the most curious clubbers. Equally backed by venues all over Europe and his successful residence at the Dutch club De School, Abysmal aims for the top. Don’t make the mistake of missing one of the great talents emerging at maximum speed from Amsterdam’s fertile scene.
When it comes to Antal Heitlager, there’s no use talking about categories and genres. Trying to sum up his musical universe with references to house or techno would be useless. Antal has such overwhelming musical richness and depth that the result of his sets might as well be used to write new chapters in the history of electronica.
For over two decades, this music lover has been mixing sounds forgotten in the shadow of time. Additionally, he’s carved a niche for himself in the club community, not only thanks to his skill as a selector and his sensitivity when mixing, but also by promoting new careers and artists as co-founder of Rush Hour, one of the most relevant labels and institutions in electronic music.
His distinguished ear is all he needs to magically shift from Chicago and Detroit house to exceptional Afro-funk gems and everything he encounters along his way. In any case, whatever his music sounds like, onstage Antal always meets the same standard: we don’t know how he does it, but his sets provoke and dazzle us and don’t let us escape. And we love it.
In Paraíso’s first edition, inclement weather was responsible for Sacha Winkler not arriving in time to show us his talents in the booth. We were left craving for this essential figure of the Zurich scene to delight us with his organic melodies and his particular way of building beats, so 2019 will be the year in which Winkler will finally do his thing at Paraíso.
Winkler is subtle. He has a disco, house and blues sound. This is how he takes us towards a hypnotic land, a place only he knows, luminous and funky, where afro-Latin house and dark wave live together in harmony. Don’t hesitate to accompany him in this journey. Winkler promises emotions, that imperfect rhythm that is produced on the fringe of genres and some occasional unexpected turns. Curiosity is a signature of Kalabrese.