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What good is life in paradise without the proper soundtrack?
It was with this quandary in mind that FOOTLOOSE set forth to fill the void within the nightlife in Playa del Carmen. After events such as The BPM Festival and Flying Circus the bar was inevitably raised elevating along with it the demand from artists to return and creating a constant scene that rivals that of Mexico City with only a mere fraction of its population.
Playa’s legendary La Santanera nightclub and Canibal Royal its newer beach club are the ideal venues for the forward thinking sound that Footloose represents. Artists such as Maceo Plex, James Teej, My Favorite Robot, Art Department, Damian Lazarus, Laura Jones, Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts, Lee Foss, Tanner Ross, Clive Henry, Burnski, Michel Cleis, Francis Harris aka Adultnapper, Audiojack, Matt Tolfrey, Droog, Jonny Cruz, DJ T, Mathias Kaden, No Regular Play, Butane, Shaun Reeves, James What, Simon Baker, Italoboyz, Nitin, Clovis, Sergio Santos, Ivan Smagghe, Thugfucker, Robert James, Jozif, Jay Haze, PillowTalk, Bastard Love, Wildkats, Si Heslin & Paul Stott,The Midnight Perverts and Michelangelo have played alongside our phenomenal residents which include the funky Damian Uzabiaga recently released on Get Physical, Akbal Music’s masterminds Robbie Akbal & Muan representing the RIviera Maya, The BPM Festival longtime resident Jeff Gold, La Santanera’s residents and crowd favorites Tato & Mar-C as well as Mike Montano who’s another up and coming name to watch out for, with releases on labels such as Beef Rec.
2012 saw Footloose expand with events in other cities such as Mexico City, Monterrey, Merida, and Vancouver as well establishing a successful partnership with the legendary Katerholzig (Bar 25) crew from Berlin hosting a series of events between Playa del Carmen and Tulum with the likes of Nu feat. JoKe, Lee Jones, Sven Dohse, Britta Arnold, Dirty Doering, Trickski and finalizing with an epic closing party in Tulum with Daniel Bortz, Trickski and Fritz Zander. Now with talks of events in Berlin and New York City in the near future the sky is the limit…
With Footloose quality is their specialty and they’re only getting started… see you in paradise!!!
For their next AMAZING party, they are bringing in a super talent from Brazil, FABO (Playperview/Nurvous/Cream Couture). This man’s music is all over the place! There is no doubt that you have heard one of his tracks during one of your favorite DJs sets. His deep and groovy sound can also be heard in his flawless sets. This is one producer for the future and his label Playperview is making lots of waves.
FABO (Playperview/Nurvous/Cream Couture)
They say that synthesizers have dreams. They dream of being tuned to new combinations, of being controlled by someone with passion and creativity. All this is true, for it was shown to the mysterious Fabø in a dream of his own. While he slept one night and saw visions of a past life, he suddenly felt the siren call of a synthesizer, the glare of a compressor, and the soft glow of a computer screen demanding his presence.
Enter a new dawn. With a kick drum and a tight clap, Fabø set out to both make and remake beautiful music. His ancestral roots lie in the power chords and emotional fragility of Joy Division and New Order. From these origins his own destiny and creativity began to bear fruit. In the center, a powerful bassline, from the left, a haunting synth stab, and from the right, something unknowable, but yet melodic, catchy, appealing.
This is Fabø’s ethos. Dance music that is neither too strange nor too familiar. Tight percussion and solid grooves move his listener’s feet, while intriguing vocals find homes in their hearts. Fabø is a true believer in the creative process, both as an individual and as part of his production crew Rolldabeetz. His relationship with his instruments is not man and machine, but simply one frequency to another.
This work ethic has made him an ambassador of Brazil’s house and techno scene. His residency at Vibe Club in Curitiba, recognized by DJ Mag as a top international venue, brought his sound to thousands of ears and new believers. Global record labels have taken notice too, and Fabø’s current discography puts him in the company of some of the world’s best, on imprints like Nurvous (NY), Neurotraxx Deluxe (Italy), Electronique (UK) and his own label, Playperview.
Young in age, experienced at heart, Fabø is leading a revolution. Brazil knows him, and now it’s time for the world.