2013 | press release
Praterei harks back to the halcyon days of clubs like The Loft and The Paradise Garage, fully dedicated to underground dance music. Expect a mixture of extra deep house and techno with a generous helping of disco thrown in from the vaults of internationally known deep-diggin' vinyl enthusiasts. Their attention to detail on the production side like flyers, posters and visuals, as well as the forward thinking booking strategy gave them the extra flink of reputation, being the place where the world´s finest DJs want to play at - located at the vivid Pratersauna in Vienna, the monthly Praterei parties stand for quality since 2009.
Artists who played @ Praterei since it´s opening
Soulphiction, Wbeeza, Move D, Gerd Janson, Kerri Chandler, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Iron Curtis, Marcello Napoletano, Ethyl & Flori, The Revenge, Prosumer, Tensnake, Maurice Fulton, Levon Vincent, Nina Kraviz, Derrick May, Black Jazz Consortium, Andre Lodemann, Floating Points, Reade Truth, Losoul, Swede:art, Mirko Machine, Kristian Davidek, Bobbito Garcia, Snuff Crew, Kez YM, GI Disco, Chicago Skyway, Rick Wilhite, Andrés, Red D, Restoration, San Soda, Legowelt, Deep Space Orchestra, Italo Johnson, Brawther, Reboot Joy Confession, Ksoul, Tama Sumo, Blawan, Mark E, James Johnston, KRL, Medlar, John Heckle, Juju&Jordash, Gerry Read, Red Rack'em, Amir Alexander, Ben UFO...to name just a few.
Praterei – the label
Since 2009 we once in a while were giving away handnumbered vinyl releases featuring exclusive tunes by artists who played at our club night. In truth you never knew who´s on it for sure, but that - according to us – made things even more thrilling.
At the same time our imprint evolved into a homebase for new artists such as analogue rebel 7 Citizens (who is one half of Hundred20, alongside Motor City Drum Ensemble) or The New Tower Generation, a cheeky talented producer duo, introduced in 2012 on our fourth & fifth vinyl. Number 6, released in march 2013, was the first Various Artists Ep featuring Chicago Skyway, Snuff Crew, Ethyl and 7 Citizens. And there we go with Number 7, about to drop in late spring/early summer, featuring a jointventure of Rydim and Praterei co-founder 7 Citizens.