re:tune, beyoglu, turkey, 2015

date - 6th february 2015 (doors open - 23:30)

venue - the hall, Küçük Bayram Sokak, No. 7 34340 Beyoğlu, turkey

cost - 40 turkish lira

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additional infomation:

RE/TUNE Series is back in town!

RE/TUNE is a series of electronic music events, taking place in various venues of Istanbul, since 2013. With the RE/TUNE series, Istanbulites will enjoy the opportunity to hear striking performances from the forerunners of electronic dance music of the 90’s, as well as a newer generation of musicians and dance to their hearts' content. ALEKSI PERALA & CEEPHAX ACID CREW, two legendary names of Rephlex Records will be in Istanbul for the first time! Organised by Vayb, RE/TUNE keeps inciting the children of the digital age. At the first gig of the new season of the series, Istanbulites will meet for the first time at The Hall, two very exciting names from Aphex Twin’s legendary label Rephlex Records, CEEPHAX ACID CREW and ALEKSI PERALA. Vayb invites you to dance the night away on Friday the 6th, February 2015. The party will start with Boid Flow of Istanbul’s own Tektosag records and will be wrapped up by DJ Archetype and Fluctuosa of Istanbul’s Wreckage Sound System crew. Retuning Istanbul’s musical diversity by its RE/TUNE series Vayb had reunited their listeners after a long time with such legendary names as Alec Empire and Luke Vibert, as well as hosting Speedy J, Surgeon, Clark and Venetian Snares for the first time in Istanbul.

Aleksi Perälä - Born in Finland in 1976, Aleksi Perälä has been an independent producer and a electronic music composer for over 20 years. Aleksi reflects that growing up in Finland has influenced his music deeply. He remembers that at age 3 he was fascinated by soundscapes and echoes. At the age of 7 he commenced 7 years of classical piano lessons. During the summer of 1988, 12 year old Aleksi first tuned in to the Finnish radio show Ocsid. This was a pivotal point in his music adolescence; it was then that he first heard Acid House. Looking back, Aleksi says that he watched the young rave scene with avid interest from the frustratingly remote distance of a small town in Finland. Pre the luxury of today’s internet connectivity, the rave scene was difficult to access. And so, during that summer of ’88, Aleksi bought his first synthesizer to construct his own sounds. He now began to see and feel the infinite possibilities in music. By 1993, Aleksi was now fully immersed in the production of electronic music using his own equipment. At 17 Aleksi left Finland for a year as an exchange student in Michigan, USA. It was at this impressionable time that a music milestone event occurred; he was introduced to the music of Aphex Twin. Aleksi remembers how fateful it felt when he discovered that Richard D. James had his own record label: Rephlex. Aleksi immediately felt a kinship; he had found his musical family. When he arrived back in Finland in 1994, Aleksi began sending demo tapes to Rephlex. By ’97 Aleksi had customized his Roland-D20. His sound was now more personal; distorted yet friendly. Rephlex had now heard it and his perseverance and dedication paid off. The energetic and diverse debut album Lactavent was released under the pseudonym Ovuca in ’99. The album included the best of his demo tapes ’89-‘97. Aleksi then started playing gigs internationally as Ovuca (a self invented word reflecting the self construction of his music without the aid of a computer). Aleksi’s musical progression continued over the next few years. He had upgraded to a Roland XP-80 workstation and an Akai MPC-2000 and was making hundreds of tracks. The outcome of his mind at this time is the huge 71 track album ‘Onclements’ released in 2000 as Ovuca. Onclements was followed in 2000 by his rave megablast EP ‘King Stacey’. The music had taken Aleksi’s radiant charge to a brand new kingdom. One morning in London, Aleksi's hung over friend said; “Oh it’s going to be another wasted Sunday!” On the contrary, Aleksi’s next album ‘Wasted Sunday’ as Ovuca was released in 2001. To the listener Wasted Sunday can be concisely described as mentally warm – it is Braindance [a term coined by Rephlex as the genre that encompasses the best elements of all genres]. Aleksi explains that at the end of the album Ovuca is eaten; he was now using his first laptop and Astrobotnia was born. In 2002 Parts 1,2 and 3 of Astrobotnia were released. Having spent 2 years adapting to the increased flexibility of music composition via a computer, Astrobotnia is a collection of blissful galactic symphonies. Aleksi had created another emblem for Braindance. Rephlex simply states via a front cover sticker; “Don’t leave earth without it!” During the American Rephlex Tour of 2002, Chris Jeffs and Aleksi took the decision to collaborate for an EP: Cylobotnia. On listening, you can hear the Astrobotnian beats and an eastern sound from Cylob's use of ‘mood bells’. After the 2003 UK Rephlex tour with Bogdan Raczynski, Aleksi moved to London to be nearer the action. It was a busy time for gigs and tours around Europe and London was a solid base. In 2004 Aleksi moved back to Finland. He says that he made sure to take “a bit of London back with him” by starting a monthly Braindance club in Helsinki. Aleksi organised and featured other Rephlex artists such as DMX Krew, Ceephax Acid Crew, Cylob and Soundmurderer. Aleksi also arranged gigs in Finland for Aphex Twin, DJ Rephlex Records and Luke Vibert. Aleksi’s passion for music was deepening. In 2005, Aleksi commenced 3 years study of Music Technology at Koulutuskeskus Salpaus [a complex of further education in Finland]. As part of the course Aleksi took several months work placement at the University of Helsinki, Department of Musicology. For Aleksi this was both a unique and immensely rewarding experience; he found himself immersed in an analogue studio containing the pioneering electronic music instruments built by Erkki Kurenniemi in the ‘60s. Aleksi says that these 3 years were fundamental in allowing him to create a different sound based on electro-acoustics and the physics of sound. With this Aleksi took the decision to drop his previous pseudonyms and he now uses his own name for releases. Aleksi’s next album ‘Project V’ [‘07], his ‘Boom Blaster’ EP [’09] and his latest album ‘Mental Union’ [’09] are the reflections of this. Boom Blaster contains his first Hertz frequency mathematics and sine wave based track called ‘The Moon’, followed by similar experiments in Mental Union. Aleksi simply states that these releases are to him a representation of the vivid and evocative genre of Braindance. They are a natural progression from the familiar sounds of Ovuca and Astrobotnia.

Ceephax Acid Crew is Andy Jenkinson. Jenkinson is also known simply by the pseudonym Ceephax, which is a pun on the BBC teletext service Ceefax. He is the brother of Squarepusher (Tom Jenkinson). Underground record labels Firstcask, Lo Records and Breakin’ Records each released music by Ceephax (his first record released when he was 18 years old). The more famous Rephlex Records and even more famous Warp Records both released remixes of Squarepusher by Ceephax which sound nothing like the originals. Ceephax’s music between 1998 and 2003 took the sonic styles of vintage Roland drum machines TR-909, TR-606, Roland synthesizers TB-303, SH-101, Korg MS-20, and a Roland MSQ-700 sequencer. This music was recorded onto a 4-track cassette tape deck. The music was released on vinyl records and cassette tape. This primitive Acid House aesthetic and methodology countered the growing popularity of the computer music and compact disc releases of the time. From 2003 onwards as well as his more typical Acid style he has also released drum and bass songs made on old samplers, a Commodore Amiga and various early digital synthesizers, again displaying an interest in late 1980s and early 1990s dance music. His set on Mary Anne Hobb's show Breezeblock in 2003 and more recent tracks such as "Castilian" and "Arcadian" also indicate an interest in Chiptune music. From 2007 he has had full releases on the Rephlex and Planet Mu record labels. He also continues to release on Firstcask and other small independent labels such as WéMè, Bugklinik and his own label Waltzer. Ceephax is popular with electronic music fans for his live performances. Ceephax's shows are set apart from the popular Laptop style of "live" electronic performance by exclusively using only analogue and early digital equipment and occasionally an Amiga computer. These sets range from old school house, acid house, techno, drum and bass and gabber all in Ceephax's distinctive style. He has also produced several music videos predominantly using old video equipment and early computer animation.

Boid Flow - is a producer from Istanbul. His sonic aesthetic is rooted in primitive hardware-driven analogue, early digital sounds. Next to Boid Flow moniker, Utku Önal is running several other projects under various aliases and he is also a Jah worker at a local dub sound system. He's one of the co-founders of Tektosag Records

Wreckage - is a sound system, lacking in equipment but never in spirit. Even without a generator, it never loses its energy. In other words, Wreckage is the guttersnipe that enjoys putting spokes into wheels and will never grow up. Don’t miss the journey in streets

Vayb - was founded in 2013 in Istanbul, to introduce the city to new sounds, with the motto “All sounds will rise in Istanbul”. Prominent 20th century composer, writer and artist John Cage has broadened the definition of music with his concept of “All Sounds”. Via a reference to Cage’s concept “All Sounds”, Vayb seeks to remind that music is a vital and dynamic medium of communication that is alive and as life itself constantly transformed. A large megapol with over 15 million people, the city of Istanbul, with its rhthym and noise, resembles a giant concert hall and contains within itself, this living music in flux. In these times, when due to advance of technology everything one desires can be at their finger tips and our world shrinks and accelerates to the point that we can no longer find the time to listen to the sounds of our cities or even each other, with its concert, festival, exhibition and party organisations Vayb hopes to present all lovers of sounds the temporary refuge of collective experiences of listening, revelling, dancing, being moved to tears or laughter, or to put it quite simply, of sharing. Vayb is a synthesis of the generation that used to wait for two days for new music CD’s that would reach our country with several years of delay to be copied to casette tapes and the generation that can reach a new work of music, the minute it is broadcasted. As such Vayb aims to be connected with all sounds and bring a fresh vibrancy to the already dynamic city of Istanbul

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