AHORA EN LA RADIO: ROUND VINYL SEQUENCE Laurine & Cecilio [Slow Life]
Escrito por Lucas Barbosa el 18 marzo, 2016
LAURINE BIO: Laurine’s roots for her love of house music go very deep, stretching back to her youth which was stirred by a strong fascination with US House and Techno music, which at the time had invaded the European club scene, bringing in a new underground subculture and at the same time exposing Laurine to the possibilities of a life as a DJ, through the discovery of emotion and energy being transmitted between the DJ, the records and the dance floor. Armed with an old mixer given by a friend and two turntables, Laurine became a regular at her two local records stores, this is before laptops and internet at home, but this is how music should be experienced, relying only on her ears and her instincts while she began collecting her first records. This thirst for recreating that vibe she often had experienced on the other side of the booth would become the catalyst to begin Dj’ing after she decided to leave her hometown in Italy for the warm city lights of Barcelona. Leaving the politics behind she was able to find a new freedom in the Catalan capital, working the circuit as a warm up DJ and learning the all valuable lesson of how to build a party from the beginning, thus creating the way for the next artist who arrives to a ready and wanting audience. Armed with this new knowledge she moved over to London where a meeting with DJ Tree firmly engrossed her into the culture of vinyl crate digging, seeking new in the old or finding a rare. This missing link completed that full DJ experience and philosophy she had sought since discovering it the first time on the dancefloor. The next big change and perhaps the most significant was made in Berlin, where a chance meetings with fellow artists Cecilio and S.Moreira brought about the first ideas and discussions for forming a collective group based around a strong musical vibe with a quality sound and energy. The proof was ever made present when together they hosted a Slow Life showcase at the infamous Club de Visionaere to great success, the potential was realized and Slow Life became the vehicle behind their concept. In a world of musical superficiality and set trends with over hyped hysteria, it is hard to find real and authentic music behind honest and true artists. Yet there are exceptions to the rule and Laurine is proof of this, it can be heard in her music and from her records she so dutifully covets and endlessly seeks. She is leading a little revolution that is fighting the gross digitalization of music and steering people back to the right path of a truer sound.
CECILIO BIO: Although born and raised in Cordoba, in southern Spain, and currently back in the mountains of Almeria, the mostsignificant steps Cecilio made into the musical world have taken place in two very relevant cities, musically speaking, as Bristol and Berlin. In the first one he soaked the Jamaican culture that prevails in the city and in Berlin, where he has lived in the past four years, he finally directed his steps towards club music, which makes sense, since from the beginning, the root of his sound had a strong afro-american character, especially influenced by the sounds that flowed from Chicago and Detroit. In any case, beyond genres and labels, Cecilio is a real digger and treasures a vinyl collection dating from the late nineties, but spanning several decades of music with soul. In his shelves and record bags, you usually find a kaleidoscope covering genres like Funk, Disco, Afro, Dub and Breaks,and above all, an amalgam of House and Techno with special emphasis on the Deep component. A record bag that has walked through all kinds of clubs throughout Spain, England, Europe and Asia, since he began DJing in the early twenty-first century, and have made him a respected music selector with a strong eclectic character. All this has fermented with his latest project, as co-founder alongside several friends and colleagues, of the Berlin based record label and collective “Slow LIfe”, which with only a few references has positioned themselves as one of the most solidproducts in the German capital. Always with an eye on the dancefloor, and one in the suitcase, awake and attentive to the vibration that permeates the room, Cecilio always comes ready to share his soul and exquisite musical taste.