Fri 13 September

RTM: Rene Wise & KAAI

Slam invite Rene Wise from Berlin. (With KAAI on warmup duties to set the mood and get the party started right.) “I make dance floor-orientated music. The tracks I make are for my DJ sets, which are usually quite loopy and repetitive with many layers and textures because it’s about capturing this certain mood and having people locked into it for some time with not too much change. I call them ‘heads down’ moments when the music keeps you in this bubble and hypnotised state.” Rene’s approach to writing music and DJing fuses together as one concept; tapping into primal human instinct via rhythm and groove. Wise portrays a deep sense of knowledge and maturity in his sound, devising atmospheric soundscapes with a raw but modern touch, captivating the listener from beginning to end. His sets demonstrate this to full effect, consistently maintaining a powerful sonic trademark whilst possessing the innate ability to create hip-shaking poly-rhythms and multi-deck layers. Before discovering the world of electronic music, Wise came from a background of drum and percussion which was guided by his Iranian father who was a professional drummer. This influence plays a huge part in shaping the foundation of techno that he crafts.