Black Rhino Music x Samurai Music / 15.02

Samurai Music: Clarity (UK) | Presha (DE)
Black Rhino Music: Fane | Low Freq
Thursday 15th of February | Expirat | 22:00
Tickets: 30 lei
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Artwork by Ionuț Popescu


We begin the new season in Expirat with a joint event along with our friends from Samurai Music. Head honcho Presha, will come along with Clarity and The Untouchables, two names representative for Samurai Music. Black Rhino Music will be represented by Low Freq and Fane.

Words about Clarity:

Bristol-based Owen Brown aka Clarity has rapidly become one of the names to watch in the current drum and bass scene. Having stumbled upon drum and bass music at the age of 14, within two years Clarity managed to write music that was immediately supported by top names like dBridge, Doc Scott, Loxy, Jubei, Skeptical and Grooverider. Inevitable signings to respected labels followed swiftly with imprints such as Med School, Samurai Music, Cylon, Horizons, and dBridges' mighty Exit Records label stepping up to launch the Clarity name and sound proudly to the world.

Words about Presha:

Internet, radio, and nightclub DJ, event promoter, distributor, record label owner and artist mentor, Geoff Wright aka Presha's list of accomplishments and roles within the music industry is immense. Even more impressive is that he has been a forerunner in each of these disciplines, firmly entrenching himself within the sonic architecture of electronic music culture worldwide. Through his Samurai Music, Red Seal & Horo record labels, his many radio shows over the years, club sets, & events promotion companies, Presha served as a guiding hand in the growth and development of the New Zealand scene and assisted heavily in establishing the international export of artists such as Tokyo Prose, Fis, State of Mind, Trei, and Dose amongst others. 2011 saw an indefinite relocation to Europe, a move essential to the expansion and longevity of both the Samurai Music labels and his devotion to the art of DJing. From his adopted home in Berlin, Presha made 2012-2017 the busiest years to date for the Samurai Music group of labels with high profile releases from the artist stable including Calibre, Marcus Intalex, Dub Phizix & Skeptical, Loxy & Resound, ENA, ASC, Tokyo Prose, Ruffhouse, Clarity and many more.

Words about Low Freq:

Based in Bucharest, Codin Orășeanu aka Low Freq is present on the music scene for over 15 years. Music producer, DJ and promoter, Low Freq combines elements of bass music with strong industrial synths, continuously searching to explore the sound. Over time Low Freq has been a part of groups such as Blanoz, Shadowbox while in 2014 he started the band Dream Diggers. Alongside Dani, Low Freq is also operator for Irie Warriors Soundsystem. 2017 is the year Codin Orășeanu formed Black Rhino Music.

Words about Fane:

Fane is a DJ, music producer and promoter of the atmospheric and militant style of half-step drum and bass. With a strong passion for the dancefloor, Fane's productions are oriented through punchy drums and heavy basslines. Former co-host off the Step In Sessions at Groove On Radio, Fane also launched the Nu Doar Bass online platform where, over time, he presented a series of 170 bpm guest mixes. In 2017 Fane joined Low Freq to be a part of the Black Rhino Music project.

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Black Rhino Music and Communities Conference #3 / 07.11

Tuesday, 07.11. 7PM.

Speaker: Xanthe Fuller (Mixcloud Head of Community)

For the third conference we push forward our series of meetings with professionals from within the music industry by inviting Xanthe Fuller, Mixcloud Head of Community.
Our discussion will follow the platform's philosophy regarding music and artists, reaching topics such as radio shows, streaming, podcasts, and the engagement of commercial brands with the platform. We will also point out the new technologies that Mixcloud uses for reaching a wider selection of listeners and attracting new audiences.

Xanthe joined Mixcloud as Head of Community in September 2015. Her role involves working with influential curators to maximise their reach on Mixcloud, encouraging new influential curators to join the platform, working in a team to devise and execute live and online community events plus brand partnership events, speaking at music conferences, and more.
Before joining Mixcloud, Xanthe worked as a radio producer for 10 years on BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, 6Music, 1Xtra, Classic FM and XFM. She produced shows by the likes of Pete Tong, Mary Anne Hobbs and Jamie Cullum and managed a radio station based in Shoreditch. Music and radio are at the heart of everything she does and in her spare time she also presents a show on Soho Radio.

Partners: Ginger Group Association | Good Stuff | Grafic Skull | Hangout Music
This project is co-financed by the National Cultural Fund Administration (AFCN).

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