ZENKER BROTHERS

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Zenker Brothers

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Since the late seventies, the Bavarian capital has been a non-dwindling source of advanced musical creativity. Especially electronic music “Made in Munich” has gained worldwide reputation through famous artists like Giorgio Moroder, Richard Bartz, Disko B Records or DJ Hell during the last decades, only to name a few. Right now it’s time for the Zenker Brothers to emerge from this solid foundation, and share a vision with their own definition of contemporary dance music, in this case Techno, to be exact.

It was the elder one of the brothers, Dario, who first found his way into Munich’s flourishing scene of electronic dance music during the late nineties. He was a huge fan of Hip Hop and Dub when he stumbled into the neon lights of the omnipresent Goa parties that got staged in many clubs. His first set of turntables was a gift from his parents at the age of fifteen and he quickly found himself at the other side of the dance floor. In 2006 his younger brother Marco, who also was an enthusiastic supporter of Hip Hop and Reggae music – apart from being quite a talented skateboarder -, went to see Dario perform and fell in love with the unique vibe of Techno and House parties. This night was a crucial turning point in any sense.

It was only a question of time when these two artists and brothers would canalise their creativity and start to work together. In 2007 they founded the label Ilian Tape with some long lasting friends, in order to establish a platform for their own productions, and in 2012 they started playing their notorious B2B sets. Rooted in the legacy of Detroit and Techno, House, Dub, Rap Music and Breakbeats, the two brothers managed to define their own trademark sound over the years with their own productions, and their own way of running a label by building a fundament with patience. Besides focusing on Ilian Tape they have released records on such notable labels as Tresor or Marcel Fengler’s IMF imprint. In 2015 they released their first album called Immersion, which was the next natural step and heart project after they moved their two bedroom studios together in 2013.

The brothers never forget their roots, where they came from and the essential meaning of a well-known Munich proverb: “Live and let live”, so furthermore they transcend the musical legacy of their hometown into the new millennium, shaping and forming it the Zenkerian way towards something very unique and – even more important – connective.

February
05.02.2016   La Cheetah – Glasgow – UK
06.02.2016   Closure – Amsterdam – NL
07.02.2016   Oasi – Vicenza – IT
12.02.2016   Kong – Munich – DE
13.02.2016   Robert Johnson – Offenbach – DE
19.02.2016   Lärm – Budapest – HU
20.02.2016   Kammerspiele – Munich – DE
26.02.2016   Tresor – Berlin – DE
27.02.2016   Fabric – London – UK
March
05.03.2016   Freedom – Medellin – CO
11.03.2016   Nowa Jerozolima – Warsaw – PL
12.03.2016   Prebar – Katowice – PL
14.03.2016   Horizon Festival – Bansko – BU
17.03.2016   Analog Room – Dubai – UAE
25.03.2016   Concrete – Paris – FR
26.03.2016   Metro Dance Club – Alicante – ES
27.03.2016   Φύση – Monopoli – IT
April
02.04.2016   MMA – Munich – DE
08.04.2016   Kurt & Komisch – Würzburg – DE
09.04.2016   Fuse – Brussels – BE
16.04.2016   Hidden – Solothurn – CH
22.04.2016   Bassiani – Tbilisi – GE
24.04.2016   Warehouse – Rome – IT
29.04.2016   Ilian Tape @ Breakfast Club – Tel Aviv – IS
30.04.2016   Mondo – Madrid – ES
May
04.05.2016   MMA – Munich – DE
05.05.2016   Nuits Sonores – Lyon – FR
06.05.2016   Rakete – Nürnberg – DE
07.05.2016   Tresor @ Oval Space – London – UK
13.05.2016   Interval Series @ Guesthouse – Bucharest – RO
14.05.2016   Selective Hearing – Manchester – UK
27.05.2016   The Loft – Barcelona – ES
28.05.2016   Ilian Tape @ Berghain – Berlin – DE
June
03.06.2016   MMA – Munich – DE
06.06.2016   Perdition – Nottingham – UK
11.06.2016   Found Festival – London – UK
15.06.2016   Ilian Tape x Parachute x Nonplus – Barcelona – ES
17.06.2016   Flash – Washington – USA
18.06.2016   Sustain Release Festival – New York – USA
24.06.2016   Ilian Tape @ Monticule Festival – Gaye – FR
25.06.2016   Ilian Tape @ Studio Salgio – Strasbourg – FR
July
01.07.2016   Le Sucre – Lyon – FR
02.07.2016   Oddball – Malta – MT
08.07.2016   Tresor – Berlin – DE
09.07.2016   Ilian Tape @ PAL – Hamburg – DE
15.07.2016   Andrea Doria – Rome – IT
30.07.2016   Closer – Kiev – UA
August
05.08.2016   Love Fest – Vrnjacka – RS
06.08.2016   Neopop Festival – Viana Do Castelo – PT
15.08.2016   Space – Ibiza – ES
19.08.2016   Plötzlich am Meer Festival – Mrzezyno – PL
20.08.2016   Ilian Tape @ Polygon – Prague – CZ
25.08.2016   Dimensions Festival – Pula – HR
26.08.2016   Dance Tunnel Boat Party – Pula – HR
27.08.2016   Ilian Tape @ Corsica Studios – London – UK
September
02.09.2016   TBA Club – Dresden – DE
03.09.2016   Distillery – Leipzig – DE
07.09.2016   La Graviere – Geneva – CH
10.09.2016   Lux – Lissabon – PT
16.09.2016   Ilian Tape @ La Machine Du Moulin Rouge – Paris – FR
17.09.2016   Signals – Hannover – DE
23.09.2016   Stereo – Montreal – CA
24.09.2016   The Bunker – New York – US
30.09.2016   Far Away – Los Angeles – US
October
01.10.2016   Parameter – San Francisco – US
07.10.2016   Tresor – Berlin – DE
08.10.2016   First Floor @ Patterns – Brighton – UK
11.10.2016   FOMO – Bristol – UK
21.10.2016   Mugako Festival – Vitoria – ES
November
05.11.2016   Kozzmozz – Ghent – Belgium
12.11.2016   R&S @ Corsica Studios – London – UK
19.11.2016   Gare – Porto – PT
25.11.2016   Hope Works – Sheffield – UK
December
02.12.2016   Sfings700 – Sopot – PL
03.12.2016   Meat Free – Manchester – UK
04.12.2016   Berghain – Berlin – DE
07.12.2016   Altavoz – Venice – IT
09.12.2016   MMA – Munich – DE
16.12.2016   89 – Krakow – PL
17.12.2016   Douala – Ravensburg – DE
23.12.2016   Gibus – Paris – FR
 
 
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Zenker Brothers – Berg 10 Ep (Ilian Tape)
Zenker Brothers – Lion In Mars (Tresor)
Zenker Brothers – Stratus Phunk (Tresor)
Zenker Brothers – Mount Watz (Ilian Tape)
Zenker Brothers – Immersion Lp (Ilian Tape)
 

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