ZENKER BROTHERS

Munich | Germany

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Since the late seventies, the Bavarian capital has been a non-dwindling source of advanced musical creativity. Especially electronic music “Made in Munich” has gained worldwide reputation through famous artists like Giorgio Moroder, Richard Bartz, Disko B Records or DJ Hell during the last decades, only to name a few. Right now it’s time for the Zenker Brothers to emerge from this solid foundation, and share a vision with their own definition of contemporary dance music, in this case Techno, to be exact.

It was the elder one of the brothers, Dario, who first found his way into Munich’s flourishing scene of electronic dance music during the late nineties. He was a huge fan of Hip Hop and Dub when he stumbled into the neon lights of the omnipresent Goa parties that got staged in many clubs. His first set of turntables was a gift from his parents at the age of fifteen and he quickly found himself at the other side of the dance floor. In 2006 his younger brother Marco, who also was an enthusiastic supporter of Hip Hop and Reggae music – apart from being quite a talented skateboarder -, went to see Dario perform and fell in love with the unique vibe of Techno and House parties. This night was a crucial turning point in any sense.

It was only a question of time when these two artists and brothers would canalise their creativity and start to work together. In 2007 they founded the label Ilian Tape with some long lasting friends, in order to establish a platform for their own productions, and in 2012 they started playing their notorious B2B sets. Rooted in the legacy of Detroit and Techno, House, Dub, Rap Music and Breakbeats, the two brothers managed to define their own trademark sound over the years with their own productions, and their own way of running a label by building a fundament with patience. Besides focusing on Ilian Tape they have released records on such notable labels as Tresor or Marcel Fengler’s IMF imprint. In 2015 they released their first album called Immersion, which was the next natural step and heart project after they moved their two bedroom studios together in 2013.

The brothers never forget their roots, where they came from and the essential meaning of a well-known Munich proverb: “Live and let live”, so furthermore they transcend the musical legacy of their hometown into the new millennium, shaping and forming it the Zenkerian way towards something very unique and – even more important – connective.

January
01.01.2018   Blitz – Munich – DE
06.01.2018   Concrete – Paris – FR
13.01.2018   Blitz – Munich – DE
19.01.2018   Void – Shanghai – CN
20.01.2018   Faust – Seoul – KR
25.01.2018   Dommune – Tokyo – JP
26.01.2018   Contact – Tokyo – JP
27.01.2018   Korner – Taipei – TW
February
02.02.2018   Blitz – Munich – DE
03.02.2018   Closer – Kiev – UA
10.02.2018   Mauerpfeiffer – Saarbrücken – DE
17.02.2018   Fabric – London – UK
23.02.2018   Ilian Tape @ Jasna 1 – Warsaw – PL
24.02.2018   Ilian Tape @ Ankali – Prague – CZ
March
02.03.2018   Ampere – Antwerp – BE
09.03.2018   Cabaret Aleatoire – Marseille – FR
11.03.2018   Berghain – Berlin – DE
14.03.2018   City Club – Augsburg – DE
16.03.2018   Elipamanoke – Leipzig – DE
17.03.2018   Minimum @ Pluton – Moscow – RU
24.03.2018   Blitz – Munich – DE
April
06.04.2018   Le Diskret – Lyon – FR
13.04.2018   Sugar Factory – Amsterdam – NL
14.04.2018   Blitz – Munich – DE
20.04.2018   Wire – Leeds – UK
21.04.2018   Off By Roots United – St. Petersburg – RU
27.04.2018   Tresor – Berlin – DE
28.04.2018   Razzmatazz – Barcelona – ES
May
11.05.2018   Warehouse – Mumbai – IN
12.05.2018   Auro – Delhi – IN
19.05.2018   Ilian Tape @ Blitz – Munich – DE
31.05.2018   Lighthouse Festival – Porec – HR
June
02.06.2018   Solid-Grounded Festival – Prötzel – DE
08.06.2018   UVA Festival – Malaga – ES
09.06.2018   Berghain – Berlin – DE
11.06.2018   Circoloco @ DC10 – Ibiza – ES
15.06.2018   De School – Amsterdam – NL
16.06.2018   Momentum – Gothenburg – SWE
22.06.2018   Instytut Festival – Modlin – PL
24.06.2018   Monticule Festival – Domaine de Gayfie – FR
30.06.2018   Blitz – Munich – DE
July
06.07.2018   Farr Festival – Hertfordshire – UK
13.07.2018   Melt! Festival – Gräfenhainichen – DE
14.07.2018   Blitz – Munich – DE
20.07.2018   Texture – Detroit – US
21.07.2018   Output – New York – US
22.07.2018   Picnic Electronic – Montreal – CA
27.07.2018   Flash – Washington – US
August
03.08.2018   Tresor – Berlin – DE
04.08.2018   Euro Pride – Stockholm – SWE
17.08.2018   Blitz – Munich – DE
25.08.2018   Festival Numeric Games – Yverdon-les-Bains – CH
31.08.2018   Vibe Festival – Kragujevacs – CS
September
01.09.2018   Ampere – Antwerp – BE
07.09.2018   Le Zoo – Geneva – CH
08.09.2018   Blitz – Munich – DE
14.09.2018   Rex – Paris – FR
15.09.2018   Fold – London – UK
22.09.2018   Doornroosje – Nijmege – NL
28.09.2018   Warehouse – Los Angeles – US
29.09.2018   The Liquor Store – Portland – US
30.09.2018   Folsom Street Fair – San Francisco – US
October
12.10.2018   Fuse – Brussels – BE
13.10.2018   Unsound Festival – Krakow – PL
20.10.2018   b2b Shed @ RA ADE – Amsterdam – NL
21.10.2018   Sugarfactory – Amsterdam – NL
27.10.2018   Ilian Tape @ Blitz – Munich – DE
November
10.11.2018   Hidden – Solothurn – CH
16.11.2018   Ilian Tape @ Elsewhere – New York – US
17.11.2018   Ilian Tape @ Smartbar – Chicago – US
24.11.2018   Ohm – Gent – BE
December
13.12.2018   Rave on Snow – Saalbach – AT
15.12.2018   Serendipity – Foligno – IT
22.12.2018   Blitz – Munich – DE
 

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