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Kesh Club goes XL. Check the line-up.

Updated: May 24, 2023



On June 2, Kesh Club, the temple of electronic music in Cyprus goes ‘XL’ and converting Limassol AGORA into a venue that is going to host some of the greatest artists of electronic music.


Kadosh invites:

SANDRINO (Frankey & Sandrino) • KADOSH • SKALA • KOSTA KRITIKOS


Check the Line-up below:





SANDRINO (Frankey & Sandrino)


Frankey & Sandrino and the Mustard Controversy. Frankey & Sandrino’s creative and personal lives are uniquely intertwined between cities. The German duo, based in Essen and Berlin respectively, have been making music together for just over a decade.

In that time, their rich, detailed style has graced the upper echelons of house and techno’s worthiest institutions, garnering a legacy of releases on labels such as Innervisions, Mule Musiq, Kompakt and Diynamic. The impact of tracks such as ‘Acamar’, ‘Wega or Ways of the Sun has paved the way for the unstoppable rise of Frankey & Sandrino within the global electronic music scene. However, it’s with the humble commitment to their craft that the duo still finds time to push the boundaries of their musical partnership, still chasing transcendence in the studio, many years since they first made it happen. “It was a blessing that Frankey was open to everything, to all musical ideas” recalls Sandrino of the pair’s first meeting. “We’ve never had to force anything. I always had a very clear vision about a direction for the sound, but as a musician, Frankey was able to develop the depth and music alityof it.” Frankey’s expansive musical approach has been an organic, lifelong tale. After studying music at university, he emerged as a versatile multi instrumentalist, comfortable playing with the unpredictable forms of improvised jazz as he was playing in Top 40 chart bands. Sitting behind the piano in smoke filled bars, hundreds of nights over, Frankey sowed the seeds of absolute creativity a hazy kaleidoscope of musical ideas taking shape that would form the foundation of his compositions, arrangements and productions in the studio, free from preconceived templates or copy/paste ideas.


Sandrino’s story offers a stark yet romantic contrast. Romanian born and with a love of Italian culture (he speaks the language fluently and met his Tuscanese wife in a London club), Sandrino’s broad European heritage inspired his passion for uncovering musical narratives, dissecting old record collections for the traditional sounds of his home country whilst indulging in the early days of Europe’s house, techno and trance scenes. He honed his skills in a West German club that had its sonic roots in the hard, industrial backdrop of the region. Despite this, Sandrino’s ability to navigate the crowd’s heavier leanings with a melodic flair and softer sound allowed him to embarkon endless journeys, opening, closing, and stretching out his instincts to ten hours or more. “I really liked what Sandrino was playing,” explains Frankey. “He filtered out a very concrete vision of sounds without any compromises. So, in the beginning, my faith was fully in him, and I trusted his musical instincts.”

That trust paid off quickly. Fusing their discerning tastes with an experimental approach early on, Frankey & Sandrino spent several years in the studio, teasing out tracks on dancefloors before a series of releases on Drumpoet Community and Innervisions, the label of Dixon and Âme. In 2015 the label released ‘Acamar’, marking a milestone in their career.


Instantly capturing the attention of DJs and clubbers around the globe, the brooding yet mellifluous dancefloor track has become something of a modern classic, helping define a period that saw Innervisions success rise to dizzying heights, and encouraged Frankey & Sandrino to remain fully committed to their artistic vision. “Of course, that record is very special to us, but we never wanted to repeat the same formula”, reveals Sandrino. “We want to challenge ourselves. We are not trying to reinvent the wheel, but we have to move forward with music.'' Subsequent releases for Solomun’s Diynamic, Japanese deep house landmark Mule Musiq and Fort Romeau’s imprint Cin Cin cut a distinct musical figure in each label’s catalogue, always surprising, nudging both the label and themselves in a fresh direction. Complementing this vision, in 2016 Frankey & Sandrino founded their own label, Sum Over Histories, providing a boutique outlet for their mutual musical passion of supporting other artists, as well as releasing their own material. “There is no fixed agenda,” enthuses Frankey with regards to the output of the label. “If I close my eyes and the sound manages to bring me far away from what I know, then that’s what music is about,” adds Sandrino. “To travel to the stars without leaving my bedroom.” This unique alchemy, rooted in a firm friendship and a constantly evolving shared vision, promises more musical pleasure in the future. One wonders, what’s their secret? “Frankey is the sort of guy who eats his sausage with ketchup, whereas I am the sort of guy who eats his sausage with mustard”, suggests Sandrino. “If you ever want to see us fighting, it’s going to be about the Mustard Controversy!.''



KADOSH

(Innervisions | Watergate | Frau Blau, Tel Aviv)


It took Amiram Kadosh exactly 3 years to stand out as one of the top names breaking out of Tel Aviv and onto to the global stage, 36 months which saw him rapidly move from playing the best clubs in Israel, to playing the best clubs on the world. Having learned piano since he was just 12, and diving head first into the world of hip hop and soul, turned music into an essential driving force in his life. But it was House music that arrived just in time as he was looking for that next phase, the next musical evolution where he could channel his talents.

And now, come 2022, Kadosh has cemented his global reputation as a gifted producer with releases on a range of highly respected labels like Innervisions, Watergate Records, Disco Halal and many more. His productions are regularly played by every renowned DJ worldwide, from Dixon and Äme to Solomun and Tale Of Us, and his much talked about Imprint Frau Blau Music is already making headway with a run of cutting edge underground EP and some hotly tipped future releases. So now, after 36 intense months of dance floor and studio wizardry, and barely into his mid 20's, Kadosh is taking his abilities and skill to the next level. And with a deep passion and unsurpassed dedication to the game, we will continue to see this musician's talent unfold before our very eyes



SKALA

SKALA, the passionate producer from Berlin, has been making music since her childhood and combines her background as a pianist with current melodic techno motifs. Thus her tracks sound like a perfect symbiosis of weighty bass lines and airy melodies. Behind the decks, SKALA feels equally at ease as in the studio, masterfully crafting moments of tension and ecstatic release on the floor - in her world known as ‚eSKALAtion‘.





KOSTA KRITIKOS


KOSTA KRITIKOS from Athens, Greece started Djing in 1997 and since then, has performed in many venues around the globe, including highlight residencies at Pacha Marrakech and Pacha Munich, playing alongside big artists such as Black Coffee, Bedouin, Dennis Ferrer, Dj Gregory, Hernan Cattaneo, Matador - just to name few.

Groovy deep house, tech house,and techno mixed with global rhythms such as Afro, Latin and sacred rhythms are the styles of music that he concentrates his energy into. His early production works released at labels such as NULU ( as Dj Rahala) DSOR,HEAVY and KOLOUR.


After spending many years in Germany playing at some of the best clubs including Kowalski club in Stuttgart ,one of the best electronic music venues in Germany, in June 2019, he is starting the ASTROSOUL project releasing in labels such as CONNECTED, MADORASINADHOUSE, OPEN BAR MUSIC, BOSOM. Recently based in Limassol, Cyprus - where he is running his club Kesh ,which in a short period of time became one of the best venues for electronic music on the island 2022 resident DJ at Beonix festival which was nominated in the top 100 best festivals around the globe. Recently collaborates with his friend Moblack releasing on Frau Blau music in Tel Aviv.

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