Sunday, April 15th • Doors open 4PM
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SIS (official page) ( Cocolino/ Pour vous | Germany )
Tim Engelhardt ( Innervisions, Cityfox | Cologne )
There is a wild unbridled energy to Burak Sar aka SIS. At any moment, he will change character; each one of his faces is as emotionally believable as the next. The mischievous schoolboy, the brooding artist, the entertaining clown, the lovable rogue; with hints of criminality, insanity, and tortured genius all in one, a rollercoaster of personalities he is, theatrical and yet, as real and deep as the ink that covers his arms and chest.
That volatile mix is just who SIS is. With Turkish genes, a German upbringing, and a deviant teenage life that saw him tussle with ganglife and engage in cheeky, morally grey activities, SIS is the exact opposite of the cardboard cut-out, squeaky clean radio DJ.
‘Trompeta’ was arguably the hit track of summer 2008, and its rise to dominance resulted in an avalanche of recognition. That year Germany’s Groove Magazine named SIS ‘Producer of the Year’, and awarded him ‘Track of the Year’ for ‘Nesrib’ (incidentally, ‘Trompeta’ came 2nd). That year, Raveline Mag also named SIS their ‘Newcomer of the Year’.
Riding a well-deserved wave of hype, SIS continued to grow and evolve into one of electronic music’s most prolific producers, DJs, and live acts. Sven Väth signed SIS to his Cocoon DJ agency and he became a resident of the ultra successful Cocoon club night in Ibiza. Then in 2011, SIS launched his own label Cocolino with his debut album release ‘Dejame’, and began hosting regular label nights at Berlin’s Watergate club. That year, he also produced an album of dancefloor edits for Get Physical, called ‘SIS IS SIS’, and continued on his quest to entertain global dancefloors with his unique live shows and hedonistic DJ sets.
One of Cologne’s youngest and brightest electronic music stars on the rise, Tim Engelhardt didn't gatecrash the scene out of leftfield, but started his path to connoisseurship fairly early on: trying to rewrite the piano pieces he had to practice at the tender age of eight, he showed an independent creative mind from the get-go - a character trait that would prove exremely helpful for a later career as electronic music producer. But it was only when Tim later discovered the releases of Cologne techno luminary Robert Babicz that synthesizers and bass drums moved into focus - a brilliant producer, live performer and mastering engineer with a keen sense for sonic detail, Babicz became the perfect role model for young Tim, inspiring our hero to seek out his own place in electronic music while honing a concise understanding for all facets of production.