MUSIC PALACE FEST
MUSIC PALACE FEST is a parallel to the Film Festival event. Running annually, the programme consists of number of live concerts and performances and DJ parties, thus creating peculiar artistic platform for direct communication and interdisciplinary work amongst different artists in the field of music, audio-visual and film arts.
Some of the artists presented by IN THE PALACE you can check below.
DJ ADRIAN BIJAN
DJ Bijan is a young funk activist coming from Zagreb, Croatia. He's been playing for hip hop jams & club parties since 2010. He's known for his funky style and for his musicj selection, coming all from vinyls. DJ Bijan is also known for organizing funk/jazz/hip hop parties & chillouts in Zagreb. He's a member of the well known Croatian Funk Delegation (Hrvatska Funk Delegacija).
ALEX SOUL BRIGADA
SoulBrigada was founded in 2009 by the german artists & musicians Alex D. and Fabio V. With this project they want to pull down stereotyped thinking and musical barriers and present a wide range of various music. As the name SoulBrigada associates Soulmusic is obligatory for them but they’re not limited to this genre – the main point is the SOUL in the music.
Numerous DJ sets on festivals, clubs & radio stations take them across Europe: from Lisbon, Paris, Hamburg, Zurich, Vienna to Rome, Split, Athens and Thessaloniki. Own organized record fairs in Germany and Austria reflecting the love for medium vinyl and digging for new stuff. In 2015 SoulBrigada started hosting a monthly radioshow on the Zurich based radio station GDS.FM and presenting gems from the vaults, guest-mixes & livesets.
In 2011 their remix of “Gilles Peterson’s Havana Cultura Band” was published on an exclusive & limited 12” vinyl by Poets Club Records (Germany). Two Funk & Soul-Edits was released in summer 2013 via KAT45 Records (UK). In June 2016 the own record label „Matasuna Records“ was launched with a 12“ debut EP featuring reworks from SoulBrigada & Voodoocuts. Since then several LPs and Singles has seen the light on Matasuna Rec. A remix for Swiss-based band “Kind & Kinky Zoo” was released in October 2017 on their debut LP via Légère Recordings (Germany). Check out Soundcloud for various SoulBrigada reworks of rare Disco, Funk & Soul-Joints.
Ancient Astronauts are a music production and dj duo from Cologne / Germany. Their music is said to be infused with beats that defy any rigid classifications. After a successful leap of faith into event promotion to brand their unique style of DJ'ing and remixing songs, The Astronauts, Kabanjak and Dogu, began Switchstance Recordings in 2001.
The Astronauts released a series of singles which grew in momentum until finally gaining the attention of U.S. Producers Thievery Corporation who immediately signed them to ESL Music. The full length LP We Are To Answer was released in 2009 launching Ancient Astronauts undeniable sound to the outside world.
These travelers have come a long way since their early days spinning records in the sleepless European underground scene. Collaborations with artists such as The Pharcyde, The Jungle Brothers, DJ Brace, Shawn Lee, Vieux Farka Toure, Raashan Ahmad, Thievery Corporation, Fort Knox Five, Akua Naru, Bajka, Tippa Irie, Nickodemus, Azeem, Zion Train or Martin Perna of Antibalas are a few examples.
In today´s world, everyone is capable of making music. The few who are able to carve their own sound and stand out in the loud are worthy of mention.
After approaching their 15th anniversary of Switchstance Recordings in 2016 it´s obvious the Ancient Astronauts have earned their presence and will continue to do so for the far future to come.
Their new album “BROKEN PUPPETS” with the poet Azeem was released worldwide on September 29th 2017.
DJ AKI VANDERLEY
Mr. Vanderley is more of an underground figure in the Sofia music scene. Started DJing some 10 years ago, back in Berlin at that time, collecting 70s and 80s records and discovering forgotten sounds. Well known for his quite eclectic and strange mixture of styles like wave, latin jazz, space-age pop, krautrock, psychedelic, afro-cuban and mutant disco. So expect some wild safari ride full of surprises!
DJ DOSSIU AMUDJEV
Groovy Sessions Radio Show former, producer, dj and musical reviewer, Dossiu Amudjev was the first one, who started to promote funk, acid jazz and fusion in bulgarian clubs in the early 90's. As a co-founder of the one of the most important music stores in Sofia (Dukyan Meloman), he was something like pioneer in presenting most of the greatest independent labels like Compost, Ninja Tune, Schema, Sonar Kollektiv, BBE, Tru Thoughts, Record Kicks, Freestyle and Jalapeno in Bulgaria. Through the years Dossiu Amudjev has played as a dj in all famous clubs in Bulgaria, and supported many great musicians and djs. Always searching for the connection between the past and present, in his sets, he plays a lot of jazz tunes (from modal and hard bop to acid and nujazz) with a little bit of broken beat, funk, soul, break beat and latin flavoured music.
Dusty, labelhead of Jazz&MIlk, proves that an artist need not simply commit himself to a genre or two but ups the ante considerably by featuring a broad spectrum of musical styles, bringing together his favourite leanings such as jazz, soul, afrobeat, dub, cosmic, disco, boogie and raw house rhythms, while seeking a natural balance between accoustic, electronic and traditional sounds through the prism of a club-music oriented approach.
The Munich-based label, and its associated clubnight „Jazz&Milk“, have been a city fixture for the past seven years and represent an integral component of German club culture, having hosted international luminaries such as Mr. Scruff, Max Graef, Romare, Clap Clap!, Débruit, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Quantic, Sofrito Soundsystem, Lefto, Simbad, Poets Of Rhythm, Karl Hector & the Malcouns and many others. From his collaborations with and influences from such creative and versatile producers and DJ’s, to his live performances with the Bad Jazz Troupe, to his spinning vinyl records, these experiences have all combined to generate the unique sound found in Dusty’s productions. As a passionate DJ, he travels the world consistently, having performed for audiences in New York, London, Madrid, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Saigon, Manila or Singapore. He cleverly manages to move dancefloors with an individual and positive twist, not by submitting to musical clichés, but by always seeking a distinctive sound, one that blends sophisticated old and contempary dance music.
Angel Funkusion is one of the most influential figures in the vibrant Sofia music scene for the last 10 years. Alongside ReelFeel clubnight he has been activly involved in different projects as boutiqe craft beer festival Rtm & Beer, Vola Open Air Festival, Groovy Sessions Radio Show, Switch 2 Radio Nula events and many others.
As a passionate record collector and crate digger, developing his own eclectic musical spectrum throughout the years, his dj sets are like diverse travel and will keep you surprised and energized till the early morning. If you can imagine space beatstrumentals, next to some killer disco and italo boogie, mixed precisely with the chicago-detroit vibe and all new forms of club music, you will get the picture.
During the last 10 years Funkusion has shared the decks with names such as: Nicolas Jaar, Benji B, Lefto, Danny Krivit, Crazy P, Tosca, The Herbaliser, Coldcut Bonobo, Quantic, TM Juke, Mo Horizons, Parov Stelar, Thievery Corporation and many others. He is a regular guest at all quality clubs in Bulgaria and in recent years he gained attention spinning records at some of the hottest places for music in the Balkans like Casper in Budva, 20/44 in Belgrade and Southern Soul Festival in Montenegro.
He started gaining experience as a DJ aged 15. In 2008, along with DJ Emotion and Ivo But Not he created the JazzProfilactika project with the aim to promote jazz and new jazz club music. DJ JiJo became also part of a studio project called D'Jazz (created by Dutch saxophonist Roel Hollander). D'Jazz made remix versions for Beloslava, Tri o Five, Collective Sound Members. DJ JiJo has performed as support to artists such as N'dea Davenport (The Brand New Heavies), Mo'Horizons, Nicola Conte, Gabin and more. His sets are representing a mixture of contemporary styles (jazz, new jazz, funk, soul afro beat, disco, deep house).
Orlin Vasilev a.k.a Dj Oto has started his musical carrier 15 years ago. His debut is in 1998, when he mixed with vynils life on the TV. During the period 2002-2005 he is a resident to the famous bar in Sofia "Triple", where he played trip-hop, funk, bossa nova and acid jazz. After that there are more parties. In 2008 Oto has joined the theam Groomvy Sessions, a radio show, presentinf the best of the independat musical world. He plays togheter with artist like Bonobo, TM Juke, Diesler, Dub Pistols, Mister Т, Rosalia De Souza, Kormac, Robert Luis, Palov & Mishkin, Bebel Gilberto, Rob Garza (Thievery Corporation), Philippe Cohen Solal (Gotan Project) и др.
DJ OZ is the original creator of Radio NULA and exclusive selector for all the music on NULA today. His colorful character developed through dedicated work with different aspect of contemporary underground culture. He is part time DJ, VJ, Designer, radio host and event organiser. The idea for online radio first emerged when OZ ended his years long music show on local radio and was trying to find new form of expression for his love of music. From those humble beginnings radio NULA was born in the fall of 2008. Radio NULA is today recognised as a major player and source for original rhythm and groove music ... be it Soul, Funk, Disco, Hip-Hop, or Jazz.
DJ PETER PETERSON
Peter Peterson was born and raised in Rejkjavik, Iceland and currently residenting Varna, Peter Peterson is a passionate record collector and dj famous for his eclectic selection of music from the funk, soul, boogie & the house spectrum.
DJ PHILLIE P
Phillie P is an original beat-maker, owner of Ice City Records in Belgrade, resident of Southern Soul Festival and part of the infamous Mystic Stylez crew from Belgrade!
This cat has spent a lot of years in many dusty cabinets exploring the true roots of hip-hop and contemporary dance music. When he is playing live, Phillie P easily guides the audience through many styles, spaces and the secret labyrinths of Black music - everything from jazz and hip-hop to 80's funk, house, disco.
DJ RAMSEY HERCULES
Ramsey Hercules has been a DJ since 1993. Later started producing his own tunes with the bands: Ribcage, Der Grunepunkt, Phuture Shok, VE FE GE, Skapanyacite & Kalekovcite.
He started his own label Stereopr in 2009. One of the Founders of the Online radio Boogie.FM and he's been it the "Edits" scene since...
Warmed up the Dancefloor for: Ashley Beedle, Todd Terje, Onur Engin, DJ FOOD, DJ Vadim, DJ Spinna, Alice Russel and TM Juke, Miss Kier /Deee-Lite/, Jimmy Edgar, Phill Usher, Coldcut, Stereo Mc's, Morcheeba etc...
"I use to like a bit harder music styles, due to my 5 years spent in Amsterdam in the 90's! I'm sure that 15-20 years ago if anyone told me that I will be spinnin' Disco, Boogie and Slo mo Edits... I would say, he is a Joker! I Love the "Music" in the music".
From France with love...
DJ and Producer from Paris, Suspect pushes aside the musical borders in his dj sets - coloured with Deep Funk, Afrobeat, Tasty Breaks, Hip Hop, Futuristic Jazz, Broken and all kinds of groove. His acute sense of the dancefloor coupled with implacable control of the turntables, allowed him to stand up to the turntables as one of the best dj's in the world. From Los Angeles to London, Sidney to Berlin, Ibiza to New York, always at the service of dancers and rare groove lovers. Half of The Funk League, their first LP "Funky As Usual" has been released in 2012 with legendary guests like Large Professor, Diamond D, Sadat X and many others. His second LP "Giving Space to the Sun" has been released in 2014. The same year he did an all vinyl french mix for the NYC based label Truth & Soul. He's now preparing a new LP, few 45's and also got a monthly radioshow on Radio Meuh called "Le Fonk et le forme".
Undomondo is a musicblog & radioshow from Istanbul since 2005 that supports and promotes good music regardless of genres, periods and geography. The music diet covers quite a lot of dishes from electronic music to jazz, folk, world music and beyond. While DJing it's more dance oriented, spanning exotica, afro-latin, brasil, easy listening, jazz to afro-latin, old school house and even techno etc.. He is the musical director of Istanbul's Minimuzikhol club, has a regular show at Istanbul's Dinamo.fm and runs the Delüks booking agency.
DJ VISITOR Q
Visitor Q is well-known as a meloman, vinyl collector, DJ, event coordinator, promoter and appraiser of the non-commercial sound. He performed at hundreds of events during festivals, clubs, exhibitions and radio shows. During the years he was a part of different organizations that staged events such as Porn In Da USA, Antiart Movement, Dub Mission etc. He is also co-author of the Secret Rhythms broadcast from the dawn of Xraydio. He can’t stop exploring original vinyl in dusty collections, as well as tracking quality editions from contemporary artists. The result of all this are sets with such selection that inspires you to dance.
Dj Woo- D defines himself like a bar, club & a bboy battle dj. His music styles are mostly funk/soul/jazz/latin associated, but He also plays rap, afro, funky breakbeat and ex-yu 60s/70s/80s. Bboy djing already took him around ex-Yu countries,Europe (Hungary, Czech, Slovakia, Poland, Ukraine, Spain, France, Austria, Swiss, Belgium, Netherlands, Finland, UK, Italy, Romania), Russia & USA. A member of Good Foot collective (Code.Ep Dj's) which is mainly responsible for the yugo funk beat schlagger instalment Tetkine Radosti. Also a member of the international bboy dj krew Horsepower Bbeat Militia.