Since the beginning of their record label Codek Records, Alex (graphic designer, fucker-arounder, nightlife stalker, crate digger, the "weird guy" in the corner) and Sasha (the DJ, beatmaker, dubmaster, former Organic Grooves band leader, former seamster (is that a word?), and a chill human) aim to explore the cosmic background in every possible way by creating and putting together different elements of art/graphic design and styles of music in to a seamless flow, which ultimately leeds them to create "In Flagranti", an act that would reflect all that, and continue to explore the endless possibilities of a 'cut and paste' aesthetic.
Their DIY attitude, which came in many forms like "Organic Grooves" Sasha's long running weekly party and "SMYLONYLON" tapes, Alex's by now legendary mix tapes, gained them a lot of street credibility in New York and abroad.
In addition the CODEK sleeve design is a big part of the whole aesthetics, especially some of the early hand silk screened sleeves, which the Wire magazine calls "the best in the business". In Flagranti pushes the envelope further by adding video clips that accompanies each song showing the visual influence. Woman-Glamour-Trash-Chic is the identity which brings out the new punk attitude.
From the electronic disco sound of Gorgio Moroder, Patric Cowley to punkfunk of Liquid Liquid, A Certain Ratio and more contemporary sounds of todays dance music, In Flagranti is an erotic funny collage of all the above.
Bottin (Guglielmo Bottin, 1977) is producer, dj and sound designer based in Venice, Italy. After two albums (Chill Reception in 2002 and I Love Me Vol. I in 2004) and more than 20 compilations for Italian label Irma Records, he started working as producer and arranger for major Italian pop artists like Lucio Dalla, Rettore, Sergio Caputo and arranged a platinum-selling album by Chambao (Sony-BMG, Spain).
As sound artist he was selected for Fabrica, the Benetton creative research center founded by Oliviero Toscani. For Colors Magazine he curated the Color Music series, presented at the Sonar festival in Barcelona (with Carlos Casas). For the Biennale of Venice he designed audio for Spanish Pavilion by Antoni Muntadas and later for the shows at Biennale of Contemporary Dance directed by Ismael Ivo. The installation "Sciame" (produced by Meneghini and Bottin for Replay Foundation), was selected among the finalists at the 2009 Share Festival of digital arts in Turin. He has also written original music for the feature film "The Boy With The Sun In His Eyes" directed by Todd Verow (Bangorfilms, USA).
His work was featured by many cultural institutions and performed at venues such as the Cannes International Film Festival, Speak Truth To Power, Kennedy Foundation (Usa), Nouveau Casino (Paris), Fabbrica del Vapore (Milan). Villa Manin Center for Contemporary Arts, Centro Internazionale d'Arte e Cultura Palazzo Te (Mantua), Circuito Off Festival (Venice).
As a nu-disco producer he released "Fondamente Nove" on Eskimo Recordings (Lindstrøm, Prins Thomas, The Glimmers, Aeroplane) and "No Static" for Mike Simonetti's cult US label Italians Do It Better (Glass Candy, Chromatics, Farah). 2009 was a busy year for Bottin with a fistful of releases: "Hot Ring" produced together with Stevie Kotey for Deep Freeze (UK), a remix of Codebreaker's new single (along with The Juan McLeans/DFA), "Disco For The Devil" with Douglas Meakin (Easy Going, Crazy Gang), a 4-track EP for Bear Funk and finally a full-lenght album (tentatively titled "Horror Disco").
His sets are an impredictable journey into space disco, italo rarities, electro funk and nu disco, a reckless blend of retro-futuristic sounds and contemporary electronica.
Aguila is mad about vinyl. Over 1000 black covers are arranged in the best possible way in his private studio. He bought his first Technics at the age of 17 and hasn’t stopped to treat vinyls as rare oyster pearls.
As a boy of the late seventies, he is much influenced by disco, italo and wave. His mum however danced her ass off at the PopCorn so soulful gems are highly familiar to him. Add this to him being discotheque-born at the end of New Beat and start of House and Acid and you have a mixture of retro and new, from Aretha Franklin over The Hacienda to Inflagranti.
Currently playing in bars and basements, from private parties to events in metro stations.
ROB N ZOOPSIE
Rob N Zoopsie met ten years ago at an underground rave, Rob (the male half) and Zoopsie (the better half) formed a unique alliance built on their love for the sound of disco and the pioneering electronic pop of Visage, New Order, The Human League and Depeche Mode and the industrial sounds of Front 242, Belgian techno and new beat.
This results in a quick, fire hot, tough yet thoroughly girl-friendly mix of electro, dark pop, new wave, disco, high nrg and italo. Served with lots of energy, targeting one genre or mixing it up. Rob N Zoopsie sets always deliver rocking, catchy tunes and oodles of atmosphere.
The Belgian duo has cut their teeth in production with their Moderne and Textolux (along with CDRK) labels. They have released killer tracks under the monikers “The Revolving Eyes” and “Tetra Plok”, did several remixes and edits and appeared on many CD compilations.
Expect in their dj set a mixture that crossed the shaky foot bridge of “musical education” and still gets your body efficiently tickled and your brain mashed.
Claridge (formerly "Chez Johnny")
Chaussée de Louvain / Leuvensesteenweg 24