May, DJs, Let’s PLAY!

Every month we have one of the finest DJ programmes in town and this May is no exception. Every Friday and Saturday night Le Faubourg Lounge Bar gets seriously cool (as if it could get any cooler) as some of Europe’s best DJs weave their magic through our weekends.

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Friday 6th May

Old school club sounds meet house and techno blends. Lines are blurred and samples are aplenty. Ekkohaus’ old school approach to house techno blends will definitely get you ready to party. He has played sets across Europe and will kick off the cool vibes for us this May.

Ekkohaus

Ekkohaus

Saturday 7th May

Natalia Escobar blends Colombian pop lyrics with synth stylings, from the hottest spots in Hong Kong, Bogota, and Vienna to the floors of many of London’s coolest spots. Natalia’s deep and diverse productions have held court at some of Berlin’s hottest cubs including Das Stue, Wilde Renate, Kater Holzig and Club Der Visionaere as well as Moog in Barcelona and on May 7th she is all ours. Listen to more here on her soundcloud.

Natalia Escobar

Natalia Escobar. Image © Nico Stinghe II

Friday 13th May

A real life Berliner is a rare thing these days but Clarice is exactly that and she brings more than 15 years on the boards to her set on Friday May 13th. Film classics are intertwined with blues, funk and soul with today’s pop classics thrown in for good measure. With more than 15 years experience, she is best known locally for sets at Soho House, Cookies, Neue Heimat, Berlinale closing parties and Bar Tausend and she is of course on soundcloud.

Clarice

Clarice

Saturday 14th May

Lounge Bar favourite Hara Katsiki carries us through May by bringing her signature sound of moody electric blends to Le Faubourg. Best known for sexy beach sounds, with disco and electronic stylings interlaced together, she has played clubs, festivals and events across Europe and has spent more than a decade of her career holding court at clubs in Athens and the Greek Islands. The foundations of her music today are in lounge, deep house and slow motion disco. She also has a very cool Tumblr and of course you can tune in to her magic on soundcloud.

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Hara Katsiki

Friday 20th May

London DJ Alex Voices is a new name on our DJ list but is most definitely not a new face on the scene. His sound is downtempo, house and Disco with some Balearic vibes woven through. DJing professionally for almost 3 decades, he started his career in 1989 and has built his career on residencies and parties from Plastic People nightclub in Shoreditch to streetwear fashion parties for brands such as Stussy. Locally he’s played sets at Renate, Kingsize & Odessa. Check him out on his soundcloud.

DJ Alex Voices

DJ Alex Voices

Saturday 21st May

DJ Vela is no stranger to the Sofitel and she comes to us on Saturday the 18th. She is co-founder of the Dangerous Drums record label and party series and is also known for her monthly radio show on BLN FM. The Berlin based DJ has a love of dance music and super techfunk sets. She has played across the globe including clubs and festivals in India, Japan, Brazil, and the USA, and toured widely across Europe.

DJ Vela

DJ Vela

Friday 27th May & Saturday 28th May

After kicking things off for us on May 6th, it’s only right he’s on board to wind things down as well so Ekkohaus returns on Friday 27th. Last but definitely not least for the month is one of  Europe’s most innovative DJ’s – Fumée Grise. With upbeat positive mixes straight from the club scene, Fumée Grise (or ‘Grey Smoke’ in English) has shaped his sound around countless French labels. Always presenting new sounds, his collection is dominated by unheard, unreleased and demo tracks, guaranteeing you the very freshest of sounds in a House style all his own.

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Fumée Grise

To get that Le Faubourg feeling, check out the Sofitel’s soundcloud featuring some of these artists along with a few other surprises. Friday and Saturday nights from 9pm in Le Faubourg Lounge Bar.

Melinda Barlow is an Australian freelance writer and editor, based in Berlin since 2012. Melinda works with print and online media and has a natural curiosity that informs her work. She is passionate about travel and great content. She loves to write most about the world, its people and why we all do what we do.