Re:fuge with Lee Van Dowski (SWI) & Maurice Simon
Wednesday, 06 September 2017
Venue: 21 Tanjong Pagar Road #01-02/04 S(088444)
Time: 10pm till late.
Cover Charge: $20 before midnight, $30 after midnight.
Event Link: here.
Table Bookings: call or whatsapp 9824 9747 / firstname.lastname@example.org
The very name exudes style and intrigue—a country lord, perhaps, who at night throws open the manor gates to host all-night bacchanals legendary for their wine and song. And though the French-born, Geneva-based artist may not have a manor to his name, the rest isn’t far off the mark. Born Renaud Lewandowski, Lee has earned a reputation as a kind of dark
prince of uplifting electronic music—a trickster who spreads his mischief via long, undulating DJ sets and bewilderingly epic releases.
No surprise to learn that Lee’s roots go deep. His musical prehistory may be similar to many of his generation: raised on rock and hip-hop, complete with the obligatory attempt to learn to play guitar followed by short-lived bands with schoolmates. But Lee was the beneficiary of his stepfather’s eclectic musical tastes, which spanned classical, jazz, funk, rock and even musique concrete and academic electronic music.
In any case, his music career had been always steady and full of dancefloor weapons. To name just a few: surreptitiously entitled “050504” released on Mobilee (a deep tribal gem canned by
Sven Väth that became one of the year’s biggest techno tracks after it was first debuted in Anja Schneider’s Essential Mix ; 6th most charted track of the year on Resident Advisor and hitting the tech house top10 for quite a while), for the same imprint “ELLE” (most charted track in RA’s top50; #2 on Beatport’s techno top 100 chart) or “WWW” (Cocoon).