Best DJs in Rome this weekend

25-26 Jan. Today is a cold windy day in Rome (at least for roman standards), it’s probably because one of the best Scandinavian djs is in town! In fact tonight, after one month break, L-Ektrica night (at Lanificio159) is back in town presenting Todd Terje, one of the most influent djs at the moment. He’s part of the ‘scandinavian school’ including Prins Thomas and Hans-Peter Lindstrøm that showed up in mid 2000. You will appreciate his remixes as well different music styles mixed up together (house, techno, funk).

If  Scandinavia is too cold for you, go down to Germany and you will never be disappointed (for techno music). Tama Sumo -real name Kerstin Egert- will propose his house-acid-techno (introduced by the Italian duo Clockwork) at Warehouse, one of the most interesting new places for techno music in the eternal city.

Ok, you are a patriot and you want to listen just music made by Italians, no problem: Fabrizio Maurizi, resident dj at the famous Cocoricò club in Riccione, will play at Rashomon Club. His techno is more minimal so it’s not a surprise if his records were published by M_nus (the record label created by Richie Hawtin).

If you like more ’70-‘80’s electrofunk you should check out Discofunken (Circolo degli Artisti), a new italian-german project that achieved a good success in the last two years (they also opened up Peaches live shows).

Tomorrow, Saturday 26 Jan, best act in town is german techno DJs performing at Goa: Anja Schneider! Just back from the BPM Festival in Mexico (one of the biggest music festivals in the world) where she was the surprise guest of one of the  opening parties, she will present the Mobilee Showcase introduced by Ray Okpara (Nigerian born but, of course, musically formed in germany). Beside her talent as a DJ now she’s also involved in discovering new talents and nowadays her Mobilee Records is one of the most interesting –indipendent- music labels.

Do you still feel cold?     

by Gaetano Luca Panetta (glpanetta@gmail.com) 

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