The collaborative project formed by Romanian duo Livio & Roby, & George G, have achieved what few have attempted before – designed three unique, custom made hardware consoles consisting of parts of various machines that have been completely rewired, modified and re-patched to create extraordinary performance instruments. This absolutely one of a kind set up allows them to achieve their vision of playing without any computers and creates a live jam environment with a uniquely different performance every time they play. That is what their collaboration is about – a stand out new experience, which is already gaining accolades from many party heads, acclaimed music professionals and opinion leaders.
The name reflects the music: the crossing of their diverse vibrant inspirations and moods breeds a new concept of genuine, recognisable sound. As virtuoso audio engineers, they intelligently structure their (sometimes) heterogeneous ideas into powerful and dynamic compositions that catch the heart, the body and the mind of a listener. Compact “four to the floor” patterns, inspired by classic deep house and Detroit techno are switched up and deconstructed, resulting in a hypnotic brew. Driving and energetic solid grooves are fused with a plethora of colours and sonic twists, ranging from Balkan cultural heritage to surreal theatre. The unique style and zealous approach has achieved respect globally and they were placed at number 21 in the Resident Advisor “Top 40 Live Acts”. Furthermore their outstanding production has been released on influential labels such as Apollonia, Desolat, Vakant, 2020 Vision and All In.
During everyday studio sessions of experimenting and fitting the pieces of their imaginary worlds together, computers with straightforward and intuitive software are a necessary tool. But the digital environment is not enough for expressing all those subtle feelings and stories they want to tell. Essential tools for this transmission are music instruments; they are vital for the articulation of emotions, and sharing it with the audience. That is why Livio, Roby and George decided to leave the virtual world aside and create a real, analogue environment for their live performances.
The concept was launched at Time Warp Lab in Mannheim. The guys presented their machines at the workshop “Premiesku analogue sound“, explaining the new way of playing using the examples from their debut album “Indirect” which was released on Desolat in September 2012.
Since the conception they have gone on to exhibit their dynamic performance at some the world’s most renowned clubs and festivals such as Amesia in Ibiza, Fabric in London, Time Warp in Mannheim, Watergate in Berlin, Rex Club in Paris, Sunwaves Festival in Romania and MDNRTY. Looking forward their tour diary is set to take them to every corner of the globe alongside a seriously anticipated string of releases on highly esteemed labels, nothing seems to stop the rise of the Romanian trio.
Livio & Roby And Premiesku Signing
We’re extremely excited to have …
We’re extremely excited to have signed Livio & Roby to Blue Raincoat Artists, a duo that have been key influencers in the rising popularity of the Romanian minimal sound. Further to this Premiesku, the live collaborative project between Livio & Roby and George G, also join our management roster. Playing with one of a kind, custom-made hardware consoles, Premiesku have developed a unique live experience, showcasing their talents in some of the world’s most renowned clubs.