Below Radar & Public Works Present:
Nico Stojan (Ouíe, Berlin)
Oceanvs Orientalis (Kanto Records)
+ Ramona Wouters (Below Radar, SF)
+ Peter Blick (Public Works / Below Radar)
In the Loft
Levi Junkert (Funkytown)
Symonne (Booty Patrol)
The Blicks Going Away Party before moving to Denver.
Funktion One Sound
Nico Stojan is a global citizen, a Berlin native and a devoted eater of Ayurvedic snacks. Chasing the sun, he spends his time between the fast-paced urban spaces of Europe and wild islands in the South Pacific which smell of Manuka honey and exotic plants.
Before he found his home in House, he had another one in Hip-Hop. Here he nurtured his love of jazz and soul and discovered his talent for working the crowd. But it was the vibrant mood of a growing Berlin club scene and a residency at Bar25 that would change his musical direction and bring him a new set of listeners that would soon become like family. These are the ones who laugh a lot, hug regularly and travel often, and they’ve taken him everywhere; to the big festivals that always sell out to the smaller ones that never do. Here he plays warm sets, hands in the air sets,lush sets. Sometimes he wears a turban while doing so.
In the studio he appreciates the mix of analogue and digital which is the basis of his long awaited album ‘Twisted Manners’ (to be released in 2015). Calling in the cavalry along the way, these passing poets and faraway instruments helped him to achieve his visions and create a sound for the right now. A sound to make its way into the hearts of all the other urban/tropical gypsies that exist out there.
Yet the old hip-hop guy in him still speaks. Plays vinyl when he can or uses digital technology to bring the right frequencies to the people. Whatever the method, he plays it like an instrument and plays the crowd like one too, almost as if being channelled by something that we can’t quite touch.
One of the dreamiest realists that you'll get to know, he understands that magic hides within our reach, you just have to pull it from the dust. And he does his best with this dust-pulling stuff. For who? For us…
Founded by Safak Oz Kutle, Oceanvs Orientalis is a formation which aims to challenge the aesthetic perception in electronic music.
It blends itself with the archaelogic tunes of mankind’s cumulative musical history and in this very context believes that “everything comes from the east”.
Despite of being an electronic-based formation -due to practical reasons- at the moment, it intends to transform into a dance (to move the body and feet to music) orchestra where each instrument will be played by its own instrumentalist.
Oceanvs Orientalis, tunes are not in a hurry.
Half Belgian and half Dutch, Ramona spent her youth bouncing between Antwerp and Amsterdam throughout the early 90s. Growing up on Belgian techno and the Dutch love of house music instilled in her an early appreciation for contrast and balance between these two genres of music.
Ramona’s sound weaves together a tapestry of melodies, textures and beats, always conscious of the energy of her audience. This sensitivity stems from her love of dancing, and results in an emotive, sensual style that exudes a rich array of feeling. It is her way of getting back to and giving back to that vital place we all go when the music feels right.
The last few years she has played alongside some great acts including: Viken Armen, Oceanvs Orientalis, Thugfucker, Oona Dahl, M. Rux, Powel, Jacob Groening, Hoj, Satori, Martha Van Straaten and also played on several theater tours with Boombox.
Peter Blick- has been dj'ing since the late 90s and has supported everyone from claptone, andhim, yokoO, stavroz, mark farina, rob garza, wolf + lamb, livio & roby, kerala dust, justin martin, ninze, jungle, hybrid, the scumfrog, bassnectar, freestylers, fort knox 5, pretty lights, nickodemus, adam freeland, logic, misstress barbara, dj dan, numark, dj rap, j boogie, and many more.
known for eclectic sets- mixing everything from house, minimal techno, disco, funk, breaks & classics.