Summer in Sweden is one of a kind! Long days, outdoor activities, beautiful sunrises, cold beers and cocktails, and most importantly nice vibes and positive energy. To celebrate summer, Kvarteret in collaboration with Damien Eie, are launching Summertime sessions which will take place all summer looong! For the first Summertime session we are inviting no-one less than Dave Clarke - a DJ with an anarchist streak a mile wide and punk in his soul.

//DAVE CLARKE// (BMG / Skint)

“Dave Clarke might be established, but he will never be establishment.”

As a DJ, Clarke plays out three weekends a month across Europe and the world, living up to his nickname, the Baron of Techno, a moniker given him by the late, great BBC Radio DJ John Peel. There’s the same attention to detail each time, his sets swooping whip-smart along the cutting blade of techno and electro, backed up by a seasoned bag of DJ tricks in which his early hip hop roots clearly show. Techno’s first and original “Man in Black”, Clarke blends into the background upon arrival and lets his music do the talking. That’s where he comes alive, where skills honed for years blow venues apart.

From small, sweaty clubs to the likes of Fabric, Fuse or Tresor, Clarke nurtures an extraordinary relationship with the crowd. It’s the same with festivals. He’s played Awakenings, I Love Techno, Lowlands, Pukkelpop, Glastonbury and Nature One, and developed a special relationship with Tomorrowland where he has his own stage. Here he’s showcased names such as Green Velvet, Vitalic, Heidi, Seth Troxler, Chris Liebing, Jeff Mills and Ben Klock. Clarke also continues to be a key player in the Amsterdam Dance Event where his Dave Clarke Presents event at Melkweg has sold out 11 consecutive years running.

And then there’s White Noise, Clarke's weekly radio show, a global institution and an indicator of where the scene is headed, more than 600 editions in and going out on over 100 FM partners worldwide. Here Clarke casts light on aspiring producers he discovers in his Dropbox alongside more established artists. “I’ve never been interested in what’s trendy and what’s not,” Clarke explains, “but the best music comes to me every single day and I want to share it.”

//DAMIEN EIE// (SLR/District4)

As one of the founders of the Swedish techno scene, Damien Eie has already gained legendary status in his hometown Stockholm, providing the city for over three decades now with the most popular and groundbreaking clubs, raves and open airs. He has guided the masses in to what it´s all about.. the music - the groove - the love movement.

//PHILIPPA PACHO// (Esperanto) |

Pacho is born and raised in Stockholm, although she resides in Berlin since 2013. Visiting Sweden for a short time, we made sure to take her with us. Pacho is a true minimalist in her approach, finding beauty in every single fragment that a track breaks apart into, something she takes to heart when digging for new tracks. To Philippa, a solid, round, and well-implemented kick-drum is imposing enough, often together with feathery hi-hats with spontaneous illusive sounds and quirky small details. But it’s always has to be done according to a simplistic modus operandi. She loves to keep the audience attentive with small changes that continues throughout the night and prefers small steaming floors to tell her story on. (words about Philippa Pacho by Hugo Johansson)

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