CEM has risen to prominence through the infamous underground parties of Herrensauna, carving a unique path as a fierce club DJ unafraid of delving into moody dancefloor experiences. As one of the three core members of Herrensauna, CEM has been at the heart of the operation since its inception, playing a vital role in its critical contribution to Berlin's queer community and their raw italo-metal aesthetic. Herrensauna reflected the need for a queer-led techno event in a city where underground and mainstream sit tensely alongside each other, and gentrification threatens the vast network of cultural spaces the city calls its own. This journey led the party to find its place at Tresor, solidifying its position as a distinctive addition to Berlin's nocturnal landscape.
CEM's influence extends as both a curator, expertly blending frenetic DJs and industrial-edged live performances, and as a resident DJ, where his enigmatic presence and eclectic selection offset the sheer pace of Herrensauna's preferred grade of techno. With an unrivaled ability to cultivate intensity on the dancefloor, CEM's decade-long immersion in queer club culture which started in his hometown Vienna, alongside a punk upbringing, has endowed him with the essential skills to ignite unrelenting after-dark commotion.
Silvia Jiménez Alvarez aka JASSS, is a Berlin-based sound artist, producer, and DJ hailing from Asturias in northern Spain. Being part of the electronic scene in Spain from an early age, Jiménez began her journey as a DJ and later ventured into electronic music production, experimenting with field recordings while residing in the Netherlands. Her relocation to Berlin marked a turning point in her career as she actively delved into DJing within the city's electronic circuit.
JASSS's artistry extends beyond DJing and live performances, as she has embraced artist-in-residence positions at prestigious institutions like EMS in Stockholm, Galeria Zé dos Bois in Lisbon, and the Berlin-Rom Express recording artist residency at Villa Massimo curated by Carsten Nicolai (AKA Alva Noto). In 2020, JASSS made a stunning comeback with her solo record "Turbo Olé"/"We Solve This Talking," a breathtaking and apocalyptic addition to the esteemed Whities catalog.
Cofounder and resident at Herrensauna, Berlin MCMLXXXV, who’s also best best known as a founding member of Herrensauna - the beloved queer party originating in Berlin - has over the years engrained his influence with his curatorial work, encompassing the spheres of music, art and fashion with a sincere appreciation of subcultural movements and their associated aesthetics.
His DJ sets celebrate a countercultural approach to electronic music, drawing upon an intense, seductive fusion of charged rhythmic tension and obscure sonic imagery. With a comprehensive knowledge of genres ranging from EBM and electro to hard trance and industrial, his ability to weave seemingly disparate references together is the result of years spent dedicated to the underground, in all its grit and glamor.
DJ Saliva aka Mauro is known for always bringing the heat! A founding member of the Porto-based queer party "Arena Spa Superiora" and a resident of the legendary Herrensauna, DJ Saliva has showcased his talents beyond the decks. With killer selections featured on platforms like HÖR, Bubble Bath, Rinse FM, and more, his musical expertise knows no bounds.
As a multi-talented artist, Saliva is also a painter and visual developer, curating the trademark visuals and CI artwork for Herrensauna. DJ Saliva's performances are a blend of old-school and hi-tech new-school sounds, with a mix of up-tempo electro, breaks, and trippy, hypnotic tribal materials. Their trippy and pure energy selections, span across genres such as breaks, electro, and techno.
Introducing 010010*: When it comes to underground culture in Albania, Luiz Mema, also known as 010010*, is the first name that springs to mind. As the founder of Nëntokë Recordings, 010010* has dedicated the past seven years to the preservation and promotion of free party culture around Albania. His contributions have made a significant impact, solidifying his reputation as a key figure in the scene.
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