The exhaustion of not knowing anything about NU the person is tiring and very hard on the nerves. Every hour spent searching on line for a bit of information to no avail gets you weaker. Upon failure growing with each step so miserable, you catch yourself thinking how dismal, how heavy it is to listen to NU’s mix and another one and more to come – the whole sequence looped to never end the indulgence – and to know virtually nothing of the individual behind his music.
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Meet Frank Rübcke, known for his eclectic taste, sweeping collection that spans decades of obsession with music in the range from original Blues to outer space free-form Electronic, enthusiasm for exotic and quaint (not excluding downright unlistenable) stuff, across-the-board erudition in the subject, extravagant playlist arrangement techniques and his plentiful (in the same measure – outré) stage alias. Octupone is one of them.
Frank's career as a DJ stretched for more than four decades making him a true veteran on the world's scene, with the most notable references being his residency at legendary Soul Kitched (Hamburg), Mojo Club (ibid.), famed Bar Thousand (Berlin) where aside from spinning records Frank had been for years the director of programming; Amano Bar, Das Stue (Berlin), Edo (Tokyo), Mermaid Lounge (New Orleans), and Papaya Playa Project (Tulum, Mexico) which Rübcke considers his wintering base giving its beach club soul and distinctive melodic character.
His life-long career in the club culture and his general take on music are partially captured in the video interview titled "Frank Rübcke and his Way of Music."
DJ Octupone is with Scorpios for the summer to give it real timeless groove.
"It is a celebration of traditional craftsmanship, organic materials and a bohemian style interior design, presenting a tactile, laid-back luxury atmosphere..."
Read more about the ideas driving the project as explained by creative director Michael Schickinger of Lambs & Lions and interior stylist Annabell Kutucu. Scorpios: a Multi Faced, 24-hour Beach Microcosm
"The idea for our new project was born out of the inspiration we gathered wandering around the world..." -- say Michael Schickinger and Annabell Kutucu who were involved in the concept development. Among the places that galvanized their vision for Scorpios they refer to Burning Man. The idea is as well conceived as it is received. You can trace it in the Instagram itinerary of our guest Wanda Grandi, a Brazilian TV presenter, a model, sport addict, and advocate of healthy lifestyle, whose stunningly romantic shot of Sunset Scorpios is followed by the fascinating imagery of Black Rock City in the desert.
It's a part of her intimately experiential continuum:
"Then, she began to breathe, and live, and every moment took her to a place where goodbyes were hard to come by. She was in love. She was in love with her life, and for the first time, in a long time, everything was inspiring..."
Never one to be pigeonholed, Danni is a versatile performer -- whether kicking it with some low-slung club grooves or driving festival dance floors with an upbeat percussive sound. Her influences include tINI, Inxec, Enzo Siragusa and Nicolas Jaar, to name a few. Her trademark -- an infectious presence behind the decks and an enthusiasm that rivals most.
CEREMONIA528 is a weekly series of events hosted by LUM dedicated to music that is unfolding on the notion that our consciousness, our emotions, our body, as well as the lifeless matter all around us, indeed the entire universe with its planets, stars and black holes is nothing more than vibration of energy. The different rates at which all living entities and inanimate objects vibrate and reverberate with other things are their frequencies. Our brain, a generator of energy but also a receiver, tunes to these pulsations. As a biochemical response to vibes we may feel aroused, alert, concentrated, defused, relaxed, drowsy... Some frequencies exhaust us while some other make us stronger enhancing our well-being, sharpening our senses, stimulating our creativity... With a myriad of frequencies always present and some perceived, the dominant one determines our current mental states, our relation to ourselves, to others, to the world at large, feeling unity with everything and everybody or total detachment and alienation. This way we love or hate or are being indifferent – in cycles of throbbing energy per second. 528Hz is an alleged frequency of affection. Love is LUM's primary sound.
Tune to it tonight from 6PM to 2AM, mastered into the melodic down-tempo mixes by LUM (Maya for EARTH) who – on top of being an original DJ and producer – is a spiritual encounter, a ritual séance for the acquisition of essence, an anthropology, a therapy, a ceremony...