The leading tandem of the contemporary electronic scene Tale Of Us will be performing on October 28th in Belgrade, on the first Autumn Apgrade event in the well-known space of Hangar Luka Beograd. In a very short time the Italian duo has reached the status of a headliner of the world’s biggest festivals and their “Afterlife” parties on Ibiza already stood next to “Cocoon” or “Solomun + 1” after the very first season.
After the audience of the last year’s Apgrade weekend left a strong impression on Matteo and Carm, guys shown interest for their next gig in Belgrade which should be in a “warehouse” format, such as in the famous Hangar in which Apgrade already hosted names such as Marcel Dettmann, Sven Vath and Nicolas Jaar. They are accompanied by two other regular guests of Afterlife parties: British star Rising Vaal and Belgrade techno DJ Tijana T.
Born in Toronto, Karm moved to Italy when he was just a child. It was at the tender age of ten when his parents took him to a classical concert that he felt “true love at first sight.” He dreamed of becoming a pianist but eventually settled for law school. Matteo left New York when he was just a year old and spent his late teens booking techno artists for his loft parties. After Karm quit law school, the pair met while studying music production at the SAE Institute. There, they bonded over a mutual love for music and discovered their complementary talents, thus marking the origin of Tale Of Us.The aforementioned can only be crafted by soaking up inspiration in art, music, literature and cinema. These influences range from Nils Frahm, Max Richter and Ludovico Einaudi to the sheer bubbliness and truly original crossover production of ‘How Much Are They?’ by Jah Wobble, Jaki Liebezeit and Holger Czukay. Other all-time favourites include Italian jazz singer Paolo Conte, Evigt Marker & the Cinematic Orchestra.
Tale Of Us’ ever-changing sound has resulted in numerous invitations from some of the finest labels in the world. They made their 2011 debut on the Detroit-based label Visionquest. After that came Richie Hawtin’s M_nus imprint and the legendary Belgian label R&S.
2010 marked the birth of Life & Death and in just a few years, together with some friends from Italy, they transformed the label into an anthology of its own at an unseen pace. Very quickly, Tale Of Us became the driving force behind the label, attracting a myriad of talents such as Mind Against, Recondite, Steve Rachmad, Vaal and many others. The tie-in label parties at DC10 Ibiza very quickly made it into the hearts and minds of clubbers. Of their own accord, Karm and Matteo truly shook the vibrant Balearic isle to its core.
Instances peak and perspective comes in good time.
So incepted Afterlife: An odyssey through the realm of consciousness.
APGRADE WEEKEND WITH SVEN VÄTH, MODESELEKTOR & MICHAEL MAYER
With an aim to host big open air parties Apgrade weekend will be taking place from the 7th until the 9th of September in the trench beneath Military Museum at Kalemegdan Fortress.
Highlights of this year’s Apgrade weekend will be special guest stars starting from the leader of the global techno-movement Sven Vath up to electronic giants Modeselektor and Michael Mayer who stands behind the legendary KOMPAKT label.
Tickets can be purchased through Gigstrix box office and Eventim.rs.
The price of the three-day sets cost 1890 RSD regular and 2990 RSD for VIP Terrace.
Apgrade Weekend 2016 – The Aftermovie:
In the last two years, Apgrade event hosted many leading performers of the international scene such as Sven Väth, Richie Hawtin, Nicolas Jaar, Dixon, Tale of Us, Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, Chris Liebing, Loco Dice, Miss Kittin, Recondite, Guy Gerber, Function, Agoria, Efdemin, Mathew Jonson and many others…