24 HEURES ELECTRONIQUES: NIGHT
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The 24 Heures Electroniques are dedicated to the discovery and promotion of electronic music. This year's edition will take place on 6 May 2017 and feature a program of workshops and artist talks about electronic music making at Rocklab and a line-up of international and local electronic music acts at the Floor of the Rockhal. The 24 Heures Electroniques are organised in collaboration with the Ville d'Esch-sur-Alzette for the Nuit de la Culture 2017.
Cherokee is at the forefront of the trending French Touch wave, creating music with a heritage far beyond its years. Elegant and catchy, the Cherokee productions including classics like ‘Take Care Of You’, ‘Teenage Fantasy’, ‘Don’t Matter’ and remixes for Daft Punk, Amerie, and Mika gathered millions of plays. This allowed one of Roche Musique’s top artists to tour the world with shows spanning from Asia to North America, South America and back to Europe. Drawing inspiration from his latest trips to the United States, ‘How I Feel’ by Cherokee undoubtedly feels like a drive down the coast with the sunlight glowing in the ocean. The genuine tribute to Southern California’s magnificent landscapes is at the core of this subtle blend of house and pop music, reminding us who Cherokee truly is: a dreamer.
CLAP! CLAP! (IT):
Clap! Clap!, aka Cristiano Crisci, is an internationally acclaimed producer and performer. One of Italy’s brightest new talents, Clap! Clap! brings together disparate inspirations and styles onto the dancefloor of his mind. Drawing from nature, traditional music, field recordings and the electronic savvy of modern centres like Chicago and London, Clap! Clap!’s music is a unique blend of global dance and timeless sounds. At its core is the inspiration of everyday life, what Crisci calls “the search for new flavours.” This approach anchors Clap! Clap!’s debut album, 2014’s Tayi Bebba, the soundtrack to a tour of an imaginary island. Paul Simon discovered the album through his son, calling it “a masterpiece” and leading him to approach Crisci for help with his latest album, 2016’s Stranger To Stranger. In the end, Crisci provided additional production to three album tracks alongside Simon and Roy Halee. Following his work with Paul Simon, Crisci completed his second album as Clap! Clap!, A Thousand Skies. With a softer sound, the new record is a mix of Crisci’s career to date combining samples and live instrumentation from Crisci and collaborators such as South African folk singer Bongeziwe Mabandla, John Wizards, and OY. As with his debut, the album is anchored by a story — this time of a young girl’s journey through the stars — which completes the work. “I like to write what the music gives me when I listen to it,” Crisci explains. Moreover, his music has been supported by Gilles Peterson and featured in GTA V, Boiler Room, Ninja Tune’s Solid Steel mix series, and the FABRIC mix CD series. He has performed his energetic live shows across Europe and Japan.
24H LAB feat. Napoleon Gold & Maxime Bender (LU):
Initiated by Rocklab, the 24H Lab brings together two artists from two very different musical horizons. After the success of Glittersberg, featuring Sun Glitters and Lisa Berg, and last year's duo Chook and Pascal Schumacher, Rocklab has invited local ambient electronic music producer Napoleon Gold and jazz saxophone player Maxime Bender to join forces this year. The two artists have taken up residency at Rocklab in early spring 2017 to join forces on a shared musical composition, which will be originally presented during a showcase at this year’s 24 Heures Electroniques edition.
Aamar is a local producer creating ambient electronic music with a touch of soul and hip hop roots. Starting out as a passionate record collector in 2006, he discovered J-Dilla and the whole LA beat-scene, which pushed him to start producing his own music. In 2011, he really got the hang of it after listening to artists such as Toro y Moi, Chrome Sparks, Tycho and many, many more. A few months back, Aamar released his latest EP More Poison, More Paradise.
E-LODIE - 100,7 LIVE RADIO BROADCAST & SOUNDSYSTEM:
E-Lodie, your weekly show on radio 100,7 with new, adventurous releases, is exploring the various fields of electronic music. From the darkest sweat-soaked techno-clubs to the studios of the weirdest producers of experimental and cosmic avant-garde, through vibrating fields of synthetic soundscapes and mystic forests of kicks, snares and handclaps. For the 24 Heures Electroniques, the hosts have put together a special program with tasty bits of music and some interesting guests, which will be broadcast live from the Rockhal.