The Sweatbox this Saturday, February 10th is a double wham, as we have invited not one, but two melodic/deep techno duos, Dizharmonia (Steyoyoke Records, Still Vor Talent) from Greece who will be making their KL debut and the return of Kaiser Souzai (Ballroom Records, Germany) with both Markus and Alexei with ever support from Sweatbox residents Otherkind and Obadius
Dizharmonia is made up of Sotiris and Sokratis from Athens, Greece who together craft both hard-hitting and melodic deep tech. Inspiration and influence are gathered from modern sounds, as well as the old school sounds of the progressive music scene. Tight percussion and atmospheric synths radiate throughout their work.
Τheir unique sound attracted labels like Blindfold, Steyoyoke and Sincopat from the very first time they started sharing their tracks and that was already a step forward for them as their first release on Steyoyoke climbed up to No.19 of Progressive House Top 100 charts on Beatport. Their next release called Pythagorion on Click Records hit No.14 on Top 100 Deep House Tracks.
Their latest achievements were the releases on Ritter Butze Studio and Stil Vor Talent. 2016 ended with a celebratory occasion as they signed to release their very own sound sample pack on www.zenhiser.com and started to establish their international presence having their first gigs in Egypt and Belgium while their highlight was Ritter Butzke in November of 2017.
“Our music is a story to be told” is the phrase that represents Dizharmonia to the fullest extent.
Making concrete waves throughout the Berlin underground and carving a reputation internationally with their live performances, popular event nights and taste-making record label, Berlin duo Kaiser Souzai are an unstoppable force within the industry. What began as a music collaboration, has now become much more than that with the creation of their own musical genre of Art-rock Tech, drawing influence from 70s greats such as Pink Floyd, Genesis and Yes, yet still keeping to their roots of deep and progressive techno, electrifying dancefloors across the globe.
The duo put themselves on the electronic map initially with releases such as 'Girl', which became a huge summer tune in 2006 with its Pulp Fiction samples, and their Cloud series, 'Altocummulus Floccus', 'Stratocumulus' and 'Cirrus'. Remixing for Booka Shade's 'Love Inc' on Blaufield and Dave Seaman's 'Everything Comes in Threes' on Tulipa Recordings, alongside signature releases on Kinetika, Trapez and Definitive Recordings to name only a few, not to mention support from the likes of Sven Vath, Joseph Capriati, Steve Lawler and Rick Maia plus many more, the last few years has seen Kaiser Souzai build a unique brand representing and creating that art-rock niche which has had critical reception from all over.
Always regularly featuring in the electronic top 10 of various portals, the duo has further solidified their name with the creation of Ballroom Records, a label which has grown from strength to strength with a taste-making roster that puts out some of techno's best new music alongside vibrant label nights that keep giving and giving.
And now, having worked their way up the Berlin club scene and emerged into international waters, Kaiser Souzai have introduced their live performances to the world. Each live show incorporates Kaiser Souzai's never-ending energy, showcasing their talents as musicians with live electronic percussions in front of an eagerly awaiting crowd. 2014 and 2015 saw them travel from Belgium to Australia, Thailand to Berlin, gigging at the likes of Womb (Tokyo), Uberhaus (Beirut), Forsage (Kiev), Sullivan Room (NYC) Koi (Singapore), Jungle Experience (Koh Phangan), Circus (Melbourne) and Rhythm & Alps (New Zealand), with the end of their New Zealand tour seeing them headline the techno stage alongside the legendary Carl Cox. As well as gracing the stages of Earth Festival in Australia, and the Nation Of Gondwana festival in Germany - they've shot through the Berlin circuit of Sysyphos, Tresor, Wilde Renate, Kosmonaut, Golden Gate, CDV and Chalet to name a few, illustrating their raw passion of dark tech and loaded electronica along the way.
Elysium Bar & Terrace: Level 31/32, The Box, Wisma Goldhill, 67, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur
Admission (with one drink): RM40. RSVP & reservations call 03-2022 3818.