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Divus Julius presents…Roosevelt

Blending disco, funk and soul with flowing pop melodies and hints of sugary Balearic music? Double tick. Doing this live in organic formation (with drums, guitars and keyboards) while totally focused on the dance floor? Two blue ticks.

The German artist Marius Lauber a.k.a. Roosevelt has spent his whole life collecting ticks at each step he takes. Before starting his own project he was already resident at the Kompakt Total Confusion night together with Superpitcher and Michael Mayer, but he soon discovered the glory of pop. With it he convinced the Greco-Roman label (co-founded by Joe Goddard of Hot Chip) to release that refreshing sip of iced tea, ie his debut EP, Elliot, in 2013. Three years later, now on City Slang, came his homonymous LP, that is from beginning to end like a delightful boat trip, underpinned by melodic nocturnal breezes, warm waves of synthesisers and rhythms that guarantee total stability.

With his second album, Young Romance, released last year, Roosevelt has reinforced his position in the first division of this genre that includes big names such as Hot Chip, Caribou and Metronomy. Marius Lauber’s band will give us the golden opportunity to get on board tonight at Razzmatazz 2,

Primavera Club: Roosevelt

The German producer Marius Lauber has introduced himself on more than one occasion as a sort of cross between Hot Chip, Caribou and New Order, and you only have to listen to his single “Hold On” to see that the comparison is not far off the mark. Elegant, imaginative and with one foot in house and the other in disco pop, this artist from Cologne first made a name for himself in 2013 with “Elliot”, and impeccable EP of nostalgic electronic music and synth pop drenched in indie candour that opened the Greco-Roman Records’ door to him, the label behind the success of Disclosure and on which he has just released “Hold On/Night Moves”. Tonight in Sala Apolo.

Primavera Club 2015

Un total de 39 bandes i artistes presentaran la seva música en directe davant del públic barceloní al llarg de tot un cap de setmana al marc de Primavera Club que, igual que a la darrera tardor, brindarà l’oportunitat de descobrir en primícia i en format de sala una gran varietat d’innovadores propostes que, en la seva gran majoria, visitaran per primera vegada la capital catalana. Del 23 al 25 d’octubre quatre mítiques sales de concerts de la ciutat –Apolo, La [2] de Apolo, Teatre Principal i El Teatro Latino– es convertiran en un autèntic banc de proves creat per mesurar el talent dels nous noms que sorgeixen tant de l’escena internacional com de la pedrera nacional.

El tropicalisme de Cristobal and the Sea, l’experimentació de Deradoorian, les textures electròniques i arties d’Empress Of, les hipnòtiques guitarres de Novella, la foscor dels escocesos NAKEDEl folk vist des de top tipus d’òptiques també té un pes específic en aquesta edició amb Samantha Crain, Jesssica Prat o Fraser A. Gorman. L’electrònica més pop està representada per l’irresistible projecte alemany Roosevelt i els pujants artistes britànics Shura i Formation. Al costat més rock del line-up destaquen Algiers, un grup que ha sorprès amb un debut en el qual mesclen soul, gospel, rock, proto punk i electrònica amb una forta càrrega política. i molts altres com Ninos du Brasil, Cala Vento, Sant Miquel,  Redthread, Monarch!, U.S. Girls, Chastity Belt o Mike Krol.