This activity is part of the program TopARTE, which commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum
12 midnight: DJ Hell
Style: Electronic music
Helmut Josef Geier, known professionally as DJ Hell, is a German DJ who has been active for the past two decades. He was one of the pioneers of house music, back in 1985. The label he founded, International Deejay Gigolos, has released works by Chicago house music legends Bobby Konders and DJ Pierre, which would otherwise have fallen into oblivion. He also relaunched the first techno song from Detroit, “Sharevari” by A Number of Names, and rekindled the career of the new wave band Tuxedomoon. His German post-punk anthology from the 1980s, New Deutsch, is one of International Deejay Gigolos’ major releases. The turning point in DJ Hell’s career, however, was his album Teufelswerk (2009), featuring long, extended grooves and techno sounds.
DJ Hell’s debut single, “My Definition of House Music” (1992), has become a hymn on the dance floor, selling 50,000 albums. Another highlight, “You Can Dance”, he recorded with Bryan Ferry. When DJ Hell launched his International Deejay Gigolos empire in 1996, his rebellious creative streak gave the label a punk DIY aesthetic. An open-ended techno imprint with a natural pop sensibility, Gigolos immediately stood out and attracted like-minded artists such as Fischerspooner, Vitalic, Miss Kittin & The Hacker, Tiga, even Pet Shop Boys, Jeff Mills, and Dopplereffekt.
11 pm: Carlos Bayona DJ
Style: Electro pop
Born in Barcelona in 1975, Carlos García Bayona thinks of himself as an electronica and pop freak. Growing up in Trinitat Vella, a working-class district in the suburbs of Barcelona, he was under the influence of his parents’ love of pop music, from classics such as The Beatles or The Police to radio formulas of the 1980s, and his twin brother Juan Antonio Bayona’s fascination with movie soundtracks.
He has performed in leading festival across Spain—Sónar, 080 Barcelona Fashion, Cambrilrock, Palmfest—and Germany—M’era Luna, Zillo, Coliseum, Kulturfabrik. As a producer, he released Dos Rombos (Love Corporation, 2007), the debut album of his own electro-rock duo, Lorena C. In addition, Carlos has done remixes for La Bien Querida, OBK, De/Vision, Love of Lesbian, and Delafé y las Flores Azules.
At present, Carlos is carrying out several music projects. Working with Oblique, he made the soundtrack for Vamp, a short film premiered in Sitges in 2015. The concept album he is currently working on, A Song For, is a tribute to film classics from the 1980s. Finally, he and Apollo Vice made one of the tracks for Lluís Segura’s first feature film.
10 pm: Fetén (Shake!, Bilbao)
Style: Indie rock, indie electronic music
Fetén (previously known as La Indieteca DJ) is the creator, manager and programmer of the music promotion company Panorama. He is also resident DJ at Shake!, a brand-new venue in Bilbao. Feten’s sessions are eclectic yet consistent, his favorite styles being indie rock and indie electronica.
Fetén has performed in a variety of clubs and festivals in Spain, including Polaroid (Granada), Low Festival (Benidorm), Maravillas (Madrid), Kutxa Kultur (Donostia-San Sebastián), Nylon (Valencia), Kremlin (Lisbon), Txintxarri (Pamplona), and Candy Warhol (Zaragoza). He has shared the turntable stand with DJ Göo, Love of Lesbian, DJ Maadraassoo, Belako, Adrian Vs Santo, and Deu (Was), among other DJs and bands.
Friday, April 28, 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
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