The Detour presents Vladimir Ivkovic, Apiento (testpressing.org)

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  • Saturday 22nd February 2020
  • 10:00am - 4:00am
  • Event finshed 2 hours ago

Event Details

For the very first Detour party we are incredibly excited to be joined by not just one but two of the best in the business!

Hailing from Belgrade, Serbia, Vladimir Ivkovic grew up collecting records, establishing himself as a selector from an early age at his fathers venue, Sara and Omen. Now a local in the bustling city of Dusseldorf, Ivkovic is a long-term regular at one of the citys most infamous venues, Salon Des Amateurs.

In addition to launching his own experimental label Offen Music in 2015, Ivkovic also manages Loco Dices dance-focused imprint, Desolat. He has been making waves on the club scene over the past few years renowned for his leftfield and often challenging live sets, Ivkovic continues to deconstruct and disassemble the notion of dance music, retaining a fierce sense of originality in the process. Working closely with fellow Salon regular Lena Willikens, Ivkovic is billed for a number of upcoming international gigs and festivals this year.

As a DJ, Ivkovic likes to 'explore the galaxies' that exist within the basic parameters of turntables33 RPM and 45 RPM and plus or minus eight. He enjoys finding unusual 'frequencies, silence and gaps' by playing records at the wrong speed, whether it's a Lurka 12-inch, a Eurythmics classic or some forgotten Goa trance. This approach means his sets often have a sludgy, spacious quality.

Apiento, a.k.a Paul Byrne runs the Test Pressing website, has A&Rd various labels over the years from Junior Boys Own to International Feel and Deewee and produces and releases music on Golf Channel, Leng, Claremont 56, Andy Blake's World Unknown and Phantom Island out of Switzerland. Hes also part of Open Space alongside Sades Andrew Hale and has a radio show on Londons infamous NTSand likes to keep going forwards.

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