Gabriella Vergilov Plays Garden Stage, Dimensions 2018

The lush green surroundings of the Garden stage will be the playground of iconic DJs Moodymann, Amp Fiddler and Marcellus Pitman for all house, jazz, and feel-good vibes. They will be joined by Eddy Ramich and legendary Leeds party crew Cosmic Slop. On the Friday, the infamous Parisian club Rex Club is coming to celebrate its 30th birthday with Roxymore, Ash Lauryn, Gabriella Vergilov and Peggy Gou, while Saturday is and all-night affair on a cosmic tip with Margaret Dygas, Sonja Moonear, Ste Roberts and more on board. Finally, DJ Directory’s Alex T, and Mexico City’s underground hero, Leo Leal, will warm up for Craig Richards and Nicholas Lutz who will close the stage with a five-hour set.

Dimensions Festival

Pulse Radio's Game Changers series features Gabriella Vergilov

The first in our Game Changers series, which spotlights exciting young acts worthy of attention, we hear from Gabriella Vergilov, the Bulgarian newcomer earning the praise of some of the best names in techno.

Bulgarian-born Gabriella Vergilov is nothing if not tenacious. Just seven months after making first heading into the studio, Ben Klock was playing her debut release at Berghain. That conspicuously titled Her Beginning EP, released on Thema Digital Series, caught plenty more attention, earning the Brussels transplant praise from some of the biggest names in the game, including DJ T-1000, Nicuri, Jon Hester, KiNK, Eric Cloutier, Coyu and DVS1, who included her track “Boring Shit” on his 2017 fabric mix. She’s also been featured on B.Traits' BBC Radio 1 show, and is becoming known as a prominent vocalist, having grown up wanting to become a singer.

Pulse Radio - Game Changers

Gabriella Vergilov "One Step Ahead" on Enemy Records

Backed with strong remixes from Dustin Zahn, Cosmin TRG, & Doubt, One Step Ahead is the massive vinyl debut from Gabriella Vergilov. Her refreshing take on Techno is a perfect match for Enemy.

Gabriella is an upcoming Bulgarian artist based in Belgium who rides the fine line between house and techno. Her music was recently included on DVS1’s Fabric 96 mix along with the soundtrack for a film entitled “Le Fidele.” Reach Out to Me and One Step Ahead break away from the dark techno norm in favor of a more delicate and emotive approach. Emerald drops the percussion altogether, but locks the listener in even deeper with it’s highly hypnotic groove.

On big room duty for this release, Dustin Zahn delivers an acid-drenched rendition featuring his trademark groove while maintaining the original’s feminine undertones. Meanwhile, Cosmin TRG turns in a unique remix that can only be described as heavy and arcane. Mistress Records and Don’t Be Afraid’s Doubt finishes off the package with a very deep and dubby remix which stays true to the original’s vibe.

Artist: Gabriella Vergilov
Title: One Step Ahead
Label: Enemy Records
Catalog: ENEMY036
Release Date: May 1, 2018
Format: 12” Vinyl, Digital, Streaming

DVS1 Includes 'Boring Shit' on Fabric 96 Mix

From illegal 90s raves in the Midwest to marathon sets at Berghain, there are few DJs so unanimously trusted by audiences the world over as Zak Khutoresky. With a career that includes opening a nightclub in his hometown of Minneapolis, building and maintaining a custom 'wall of sound' system, releasing on Ben Klock's Klockworks and Derrick May's Transmat imprints and running two of his own renowned labels – HUSH and Mistress – there is no denying his reputation as a true bastion of underground culture. As a DJ, his deviant mixing style, infamously large record collection and tenacious passion grant a personality to his sets that simply cannot be replicated.

"This mix CD concept was much more difficult to put together than I had imagined... As I don't do mixes and haven’t released any mixes in over 4 years. Leading up to selecting music I kept going back and forth in my mind about what style and vibe to present within the confines of the CD length." - DVS1

At the time of release fabric 96 will consist almost entirely of unreleased material. Twelve of the tracks are forthcoming on HUSH with fresh entries from Steffi, Oscar Mulero, Steve Bicknell, Mark Broom and ROD, and new tracks by Lando and Kirill Mamin due on Mistress Recordings. New works by Gabriella Vergilov, Planetary Assault Systems, Truncate, Henning Baer, Psyk and Sirko Müller also feature.

Physicality is key. Brandishing the animated persona he is known for in the booth, DVS1 intuitively layers, blends and chops his way through 29 tracks over 80 minutes, drawing on the tangible properties of massive sound systems to convey his expansive vision. Rhythmic building blocks are stacked upon each other before crashing down to make way for something entirely new, all the while driven by a brooding line of tension. Motifs are weaved together with a playful flair, reflecting an artist who not only welcomes his impulses, but possesses the technical skill to convey them.

DVS1 - Fabric 96 Mix

Gabriella Vergilov scores "Le Fidele" by Michael Roskam

Artist: Gabriella Vergilov
Title: Filedium
Music: Gabriella Vergilov
Label: Thema Recordings

Edited by Matias Vanraes
Photography by Nicolas Karakatsanis
Concept by Michael R. Roskam
A Savage Film and Stone Angels Production

The video clip consists of footage with Adele Exarchopoulos
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