716 Playlists – Hipodrome Playlist


15.01.14 - Guillaume

J’étais en Roumanie en décembre afin d’écrire des chroniques gastronomico-culturelles pour 716. Les voici.
J’ai inclus une 716 Playlist de dj Romansoff du label house romain en vogue Raw Tools.
Mais cette sélection roumaine n’aurait pas été complète sans une 716 Playlist d’Hipodrome.
Hipodrome est d’abord un excellent blog musical électro mais en plus Ninu qui s’en occupe organise également avec sa compagne des soirées aux superbes plateaux en Roumanie, et même à Sibiu, charmante ville de Transylvanie : Mick Wills, Intergalactic Gary, Delta Funktionen, Traxx, John Heckle…
Voici pour vous une 716 sélection par Hipodrome des meilleurs artistes électro roumains. A savourer sans modération.
En cliquant sur le titre de chaque morceau (excepté le 1), vous arrivez directement sur la page qui lui est consacrée sur un site de vente en ligne.

716 Playlists - Hipodrome

I was in Romania last december in order to write some food & cultural reviews for 716.
Here they are.
I have included a 716 Playlist by dj Romansoff from the Romanian house music label Raw Tools.
But a Romanian musical selection would never have been completed without a 716 Playlist from Hipodrome.
Hipodrome is an excellent electronic music blog, but Ninu who is running it also organizes with his partner Bianca some parties in Romanina with incredible line up, even in Sibiu, a charming town in Transylvania : Mick Wills, Intergalactic Gary, Delta Funktionen, Traxx, John Heckle…
Here is for you a 716 selection of the best Romanian electro artists by Hipodrome. Enjoy!
By clicking on every track reference (except the 1st one), you’ll arrive on the related page from an online music store.


1) Das Komitee – Synthesizer People [unreleased – 2005]
An enigmatic figure, a guy with great talent, love for quality music, vinyl and alcohol. Even though he is playing rarely, Das Komitee is a great DJ and a great vinyl collector. In the past he used also to produce. This is an unreleased track from 2005, I think.


2) Mihai Popoviciu – Lady Moon [Gigolo Records – 2005]
Mihai Popoviciu needs no more introduction. He started on Gigolo Records almost a decade ago and has become one of the leading figures of the tech-house scene and one of the best rated Romanian Djs. This cosmic disco odyssey is one of my favorite tracks he’s produced.


3) Petre Inspirescu – Sakadat [Vinyl Club – 2007]
Pedro aka Petre Inspirescu is one of the most talented Romanian producers. Under his aliases Petre Inspirescu or TT Ensemble, he has a narrative style of producing, telling a story like a writer is doing in his plays. Sakadat is a track from the beginning of his career and is more dancefloor oriented.


4) Aeromaschine – Not So [Baalsasl Music – 2011]
Aeromaschine used to be Alin Crihan’s pseudonym, but for more than a year now he stopped releasing any new material. Alin is a young producer and DJ living in Bucharest and rumors say he is preparing some new stuff coming out under the alias Crihan and maybe a shift in music style.


5) Fantomas – PCR 300 [MinimalRome – 2011]
As the name says it, Fantomas/Transilmania is a very enigmatic character. He is always promising more interesting stuff, so we always await for this to come.


6) Rodion G.A. – Citadela [Strut Records – 2013]
From the series lost and rediscovered we have Rodion. In the late ’70s, early ’80s he founded the New Wave band Rodion G.A. After a successful time back then, he disappeared for about 30 years and surfaced again a couple of years back. Last year he had an album released on Strut Records and gigs around Romania, Moscow and Berlin, with his new band.


7) Vlad Caia – Acid Land [Gilesku Records – 2012]
Vlad Caia is one of the many young Romanian DJs/producers who live abroad. Vlad lives far away in the freezing Norway and he is mostly known for producing minimal house with the project SIT, in collaboration with Cristi Cons, but this acid infused track is my favorite.


8) Jay Bliss – Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus [Autoreply – 2013]
Iulian Cazan aka Jay Bliss is one of the persons and djs that had a great influence on my evolution in the electronic music, opening my mind to new musical horizons when moving to Sibiu 8 years ago. Since then, Iuli has moved from being one of Romania’s youngest dj talents to one of the most respected Romanian producers and DJs.


9) Cosmin TRG – Aurora [Running Back – 2013]
Cosmin used to live in London, now he is living in Berlin, but still he is 100% Romanian. The places where he lived at some point had also a big impact on his music. His style changed and morphed constantly improving in the last years, thus becoming one of my favorite Romanian techno producers.

10) Romansoff – Bbbotle [Raw Tools – 2013]
In the last 2-3 years I observed a change in Bucharest’s music scene and I think this is also the reason why some new producers and new quality music has surfaced. It’s also the case with Romansoff and his new vinyl only label Raw Tools.

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