Date: Saturday 6th December 2014
Time: 23:00 – 10:00
Price: Adv from £13 – Students members £10 – Egg members £15 – more otd
Familia’s third and final installment of the series is fittingly fronted by one of the most celebrated back-to-back acts of the year. Uner and Technasia’s collaborative sets have been on peoples lips since the Winter Music Conference and have been rocking the biggest events and festivals around the word ever since. We’re thrilled to have the pair headline this event for an exclusive London appearance as they weave their magic over six hours of music in this fitting finale to the trilogy of themed parties which is set to be a highlight of the seasonal gatherings.
For thirteen years Technasia has created a unique east/west fusion that moves seamlessly from the Paris club scene, to the streets of Hong Kong, to the hippest techno venues in Europe. Founded by Charles Siegling and Amil Khan in 1996, Technasia thrived as a duo for almost a dozen years. Now, Charles has gone solo, taking Technasia into 2010 as a one-man project. Unlike a Hollywood divorce, the parting between Siegling and Khan is truly amicable. Hong Kong-based Khan retired from Technasia to spend time with his young family. “You have to live this scene every single day,” says Siegling, “It’s very consuming, Amil didn’t want that anymore.”
Despite the change, Siegling has always been the ‘front man’ in terms of DJing and performing live, so Technasia is as thrilling and full-bodied a live experience as ever. If anything, Siegling is even more determined to infuse every aspect of Technasia with his utter absorption in sound, the passion born of 25 years engrossed in electronic music. Born in Paris and raised in an 11th century chateau, Charles grew up listening to everything from Depeche Mode, Jimi Hendrix to Legendary Pink Dots and Einstuerzende Neubauten. His music-loving dad even introduced him to early British rave tunes. As a university student he continued his musical education the clubs of Paris listening to the likes of Derrick May and Robert Owens; and taking note of the records Laurent Garnier and DJ Deep played on their radio shows.
Since his debut in Diynamic in 2009 until his Newcomer Dj Award in 2013, UNER has doubtlessly had the time of his life. After a whole life devoted to music, the reward comes in all levels, gigs all over the globe and his music released by the best electronic music labels; he’s a regular at labels like Visionquest, Cocoon, Cadenza, Cécille or Diynamic, the label which has released on 2014 his debut album, “432”, the most personal view of a UNER that loves house, techno, melodies and vocal harmonies, a work that shows the ripeness and grace status of this Dj and producer and has been very well received among audience and critics.
Year after year many things are happening in UNER’s life, he reaches outstanding positions in the most important Resident Advisor tops, he wins DJ Awards as best newcomer and Vicious Award as artist of the year, he gets sponsorship deals with top brands as Native Instruments, Burn or Adidas. The followed path was great but UNER’s ambition makes everything accomplished just the starting point for the next step. The results are at display, as much in Ibiza, where he actively takes part in important parties like Ants (Ushuaia) or Carl Cox The Revolution (Space), as in the rest of Europe (being a regular at clubs like Berlin’s Watergate or at festivals like Sonar) and in America, where he tours both North and South on an ongoing basis.
UNER unleashes his true potential during his gigs. His DJ-sets are powerful, burst with energy and personality, and are aimed at the dancefloor. His setup, constantly evolving, combines four decks, dozens of FXs, touch controllers and a sampler, so during his sessions only his creativity is the limit. Also his musical selection always brings some surprise, therefore his funny character so unexpected as it can be. Definitively, UNER offers a great musically experience that is hard to forget