Let’s Go Out 26 June 2009
LOPAZZ (Get Physical) (Wilde Bookings)
ALEX TOMB (Elektrotribe)
€20 incl. 1 drink
It has been an unforgettable first season for us here at klubd, in which friendships were made and fantastic music has been heard. We are sending off all our friends with this amazing Live event and wishing a great summer to all of you. Let’s Go Out again next September…
You probably best know Lopazz for the quality, avant-garde club music he’s produced for labels like Get Physical, Compost and London’s legendary Output Recordings, but his career as a multimedia artist is far more colourful and diverse than you might’ve imagined…
Real name Stefan Eichinger, Lopazz was born in Germany in 1975, and these days is based in Berlin and Heidelberg, where he lives with his wife – the Ecuadorian artist Mariella Landivar-Garcia (who performs on several Lopazz & Alex Flatner records as Deafny Moon). Stefan runs the German multimedia label 800achtspur in Heidelberg, which has released records by Mason Mesud Stevensen, Casio Casino and of course Lopazz himself. Stefan is also renowned as a film and television composer, having written and performed more than 30 film and documentary scores over the years.
He’s always had a sense of fun, though, and his love of TV music resulted in his cheeky 2001 remixes of the classic Miami Vice and Magnum themes with Redagain P! In 2003, Lopazz’s self-titled EP of off-kilter dance music was released by Trevor Jackson’s Output Recordings ( prev. released on freundinnen ), followed by the singles ‘Blood’ (remixed by Tiefschwarz) and his first bona fide club hit ‘I Need Ya’. ‘I Need Ya’ was licensed for a limited edition Japanese release by French fashion label Colette, and its success led to Lopazz remixing Germany’s biggest pop act Xavier Nadoo, while techno legend Sven Vaeth snapped up ‘I Need Ya’ for his Sound of the Fourth Season mix CD. Stefan’s relationship with Berlin-based Get Physical began with his remix of Chelonis R. Jones’ ‘I Don’t Know’, followed by the label’s release of his own deep, twisted vocal track ‘Migracion’. Physical commissioned a subsequent remix 12″, featuring epic, forward-thinking versions from now firmly established Chilean superstars Luciano and Ricardo Vilallobos. Further releases for Compost Black Label, Output and Lasergun cemented Lopazz’s reputation as an artist of real originality and significance. He became an increasingly in-demand remixer: Isolée, Product 01, Matthew Dear & Alex Robotnick ( with M.A.N.D.Y. ), Alex Flatner, Richard Bartz number among his happy re-work clients to date. Since 2003 Lopazz has been performing live, most recently on an extensive Get Physical tour, and in 2007 he released a new 12″ for the label, this time entitled ‘Share My Rhythm’. This year sees the release of Lopazz’s debut full-length artist album Kook Kook, a perfect document of his witty and avant-garde electronic funk blueprint – playful, imaginative, intimate and impossible to pigeon-hole. Restless as ever, Lopazz is currently dividing his time between the studio, where he’s working on new material with M.A.N.D.Y., and his home, where enjoys a happy existence with his talented wife and two dogs. As the man himself says, “I have no message to preach – I just represent my music, and life…”