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— SETS —

DJ Operator Rotterdam

Mowgli – Operator Radio

For our third show at Operator Radio we have invited Mowgli, our Artist of the Month for February. Expect one hour of Italo disco, Wave, and Boogie.

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— INTERVIEWS —

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Mowgli: “Discovering Boogie was key to creating my sound”

Mowgli is a Rotterdam-based DJ and photographer known for his Boogie sound, influenced by the music of the 80s and 90s. Mowgli hosts a show at Operator Radio, Jungle Boogie, where every month he invites a familiar face from the Dutch music scene such as Jeff Solo, Pierrot, and Khalil Ryah.

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Lo Fidelity: “Our goal is to release everything under the Lo-fi spectrum”

Spurred on by the closure of clubs during the Covid-19 crisis, Lo Fidelity started working on their ambition to create a record label. This month, their hard work will finally pay off with the release of their first EP, Rave Invaders Vol.1. The EP features four tracks by Swiss producer and DJ Ground16 and a trippy remix by local talent Nachtbraker.

Invalid Request: “I fell in love with Techno at a church rave”

Otto Pots, known as Invalid Request, is a Rotterdam based DJ with a great love for Techno. He is the founder of DRLD, an underground radio station for upcoming artists in the Netherlands. DRLD has hosted over 175 DJs, including names such as Betonkust, Gamma Intel, Secret Cinema, and Charlton.

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— TOP TRACKS —

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Top Boogie/Italo tracks: Mowgli

Today we are talking to Mowgli to discover his top Boogie and Italo disco tracks, from the English R&B band Loose Ends to the American Electro duo Twilight 22.

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Top Deep Techno tracks: Invalid Request

From Italian producers Dino Sabatini and Luigi Tozzi to a remix by one of Colombia’s biggest exports, Aleja Sanchez, through local Dutch artists such as Keith Carnal. Last month we talked to Invalid Request about his top Deep Techno records.

Top Italo disco tracks: Domstad Italo Squad

From legendary American producer Patrick Cowley to modern Dutch artists such as The Hasbeens through Italian duo Nico Band. Last month we talked to Koen, Nils, and Jesse from Utrecht’s Domstad Italo Squad about their favorite Italo disco records.

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Top tracks: YOPO

Today we are talking to YOPO about the artists and the tracks that he has been following recently. Tune in to discover his favorite releases, from Ambient to Downtempo to Techno and House.

Top Disco tracks: Shady Lady

With a background in dance and theatre performance, Shady Lady’s DJ sets aren’t ordinary. She is driven to make the dance floor move as much as she does with a push for palpable and joyous tracks.

Top Italo disco tracks: Kookkamer Soundsystem

Stijn Sibbel and Sjoerd Van den Berg have been deejaying for the past four years as Kookkamer Soundsystem at both house parties and clubs in Rotterdam. Last week we sat down to talk about their favorite Italo disco tracks.

— SHORT MOVIE NIGHT —

Short Movie Night #3

Screenings and talks with movie creators from around the world. Join us to watch and talk about Julian Schwandner, Igor França, Tiago Abubakir, and Anayis Siyana’s latest projects.

Short Movie Night #2

Screenings and talks with movie creators from around the world. Carlos Eperon and Berk Duygun talk to directors Sven Peetom, Anayis N. Der Hakopian, Melany Mora, Isaac Fisher, and Laura Huygen.

Short Movie Night #1

Screenings and talks with movie creators from around the world. Berk Duygun, Carlos Eperon, and Julia Duygun talk to directors Sven Peetom, Samuel Box, and Steffan Griffiths.

— VIDEO ARCHIVE —