Living in the countryside in France, Agoria (born Sébastien Devaud) first got hooked to electronic music through listening to Kevin Saunderson’s classic “Good Life” on the local radio when he was 12 years old, in 1988. He started producing and releasing his own tracks in 1999, and first gained international recognition with a series of 12”s on Pias recordings in 2002, which were followed by the acclaimed album Blossom a year later. Since then, Agoria has released tree more LPs: The Green Armchair (2006), Go Fast (2008) and Impermanence (2011), all showcasing his talent for creating deep, stripped-back, melodic techno tracks. In addition, he has compiled four mix-CDs that show his unique ability in gathering tracks of very different origins and layering them in creative, sometimes even awe-inspiring, ways. Deservedly so, Resident Advisor considered his contribution to the At the Controls series from 2007 as one of the best mix-CDs of the past decade. Apart from his own work as a DJ and producer, Sébastien Devaud has also founded Nuits Sonores, one of the best European festivals, and the label InFiné Music.
The label’s releases – from Francesco Tristano’s piano treatments to Danton Eeprom’s sensual productions or Bachar Mar-Khalifé’s dramatic arrangements – continue to surprise and have turned InFiné into a platform for new music that always challenges and excites its listeners. Recently, Agoria has released several EPs on the best techno labels (Innervisions, Kompakt, Hotflush) and remixes for artists such as Moby or Metronomy. Nowadays, he is working on his fifth album and is embarking on other types of artistic voyages – in film, sound design and contemporary art.
11:00 pm: Ryan Davis (Anjunadeep, Germany)
Style: Electronic music
Ryan Davis’s music takes the listener on a journey full of stories which describe feelings, dreams and desires. Since 2006, we can follow Ryan’s traces on almost every important melodic techno label worldwide—Anjunadeep, Bedrock, Traum Schallplatten, Last Night on Earth, Erased Tapes, Klangwelt… The quality of his music has brought him a remarkable international fan base and a well-deserved reputation.
His debut single caught the attention of the music scene. From the very beginning artists such as Miss Kittin &The Hacker, Boys Noise and Ivan Smagghe showcased his sound in their sets. With Martin Gore of Depeche Mode including his music in the pre-program of the Sound of the Universe tour and constant chartings by Dominik Eulberg, Stephan Bodzin, Sasha, Digweed or Hernán Cattaneo, he slowly became a big name in the modern melodic techno culture. Ryan has already established two labels of his own, Back Home and Klangwelt, offering a platform for new artists to promote themselves alongside well-known names like Max Cooper, Luis Junior or himself. Davis released his first solo album, which was a huge success, in 2012. His latest EP, From Within (Anjunadeep) and remixes for Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm are underlining his work and musical mindset to celebrate and spread the compositional techno.
10:00 pm: Josu Aramburu (Fever, Bilbao)
Style: Electronic music
This impossibly young DJ from Bergara, Gipuzkoa, has earned himself a place with local promoters, who have placed him alongside H.O.S.H., Agoria, DJ Tennis, M.A.N.D.Y., Matador, Laura Jones, Marc Romboy, Marc Houle, Digitaria, Barem, Agents Of Time, Maayan Nidam, Coyu, Mendo, Deborah De Luca, Gaiser, Traumer, Ryan Davis, Detlef, Hector, Secondcity, Neverdogs, Sam Paganini, Sasha Carassi, Dosem, Leon, Raxon, Wade, Franco Cinelli, El_Txef_A, Indira Paganotto, Marcos In Dub, Alex Under, Clip! or Kasper.
In 2013, he started up The Addams Party with other youngsters from Bergara. At present, he is a resident DJ at Fever Bilbao, where he is the organizer of the Blue Waves party. Josu has performed at the Robot Electronic Club and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, in the context of Art After Dark.
Friday, 15 December, from 10 pm to 1 am
Tickets: 13 € / Museum Members 9 €
Now on sale on the website and in lockers until 19:30 h from 21:30 h of the event date. Tickets available. Limited capacity. Ages 18 and older. ID or passport required.
Museum admission not allow free access to Fever
and you'll have art at hand