Music lover, DJ, record collector w/ wide tastes across the sound spectrum. Bookings & Promos > email@example.com / Most mixes: www.mixcloud.com/cobeia
19-01-19 / Koh Kabana Party
26-01-19 / OTB 2 Years Party
14-02-19 / 5 Senses Festival - Thailand
?-03-19 / Wet Delights Party
27-04-19 / Heiners
Cobeia's been djing since 1999. Interested in an array of styles, he fishes out what sounds good to him, catching audiences with tracks that hold a musical quality that sounds honest to him.
He enjoys making people dance as well as putting together soundtracks for underground bars, art spaces and podcasts.
For the dancefloor he mainly plays italo, cosmic, disco, boogie, re-edits, oriental, no wave/post-punk, electro, wave, Chicago, acid house, a pinch of rave and old school techno! Mostly music with vintage synths, drum machines and a warm analogue sound.
Depending on the context, he also djs from his large record collection spawning across a variety of genres: jazz, soul, funk, folk, rock, punk, indie rock, african, tropical, reggae, dub, early dancehall, grime, dubstep, deconstructionist club music, electronic, contemporary, experimental musics…
Since he was 13 years old he's been a thirsty listener, collecting mostly music on Vinyl but also CDs, Digital, K7s & MDs.
In Berlin since 2011, he played Homopatik at ://about blank, JK, Griessmühle, Mensch Meier, Schrippe Hawaïi, Loophole, ACUD, Heiners, Trickster, Klunkerkranich, Antje Oeklesund, Urban Spree, Paloma, Zweiners, Freudenreich, Bar 25 & more... Since 2016, he's part of the Wet Delights cosmic disco collective.
In Geneva, he played since 2001 legendary Geneva squats/off venues (Escobar, Jack's House, Le Paresseux, Letage, Les Falaises, Duplex, Cave12, Pachinko, Walden… and la Dépendance in Rennens); art events & festivals (Fête Musique 2003/04/07...), Terrasse du Troc 2007 to 2010...), club nights (Zoo/Kab/L'Usine, 360° > Geneva's LGBT party) and around CH (Zukunft, Le Bourg, Dachstock, Fri-Son, QKC, Case à Choc).
PROMOTING CONCERTS & PARTIES
Since 2001 he's been organizing many electronic, electro-acoustic, folk, jazz, rock, african, experimental, bass musics nights... Since a few years he focuses on his main project:
ECOUTES AU VERT (est. 2006)
EAV is a free of charge summer event series, offering quality musics with a relaxed vibe in public spaces like parks & by the lake/river sides of Geneva. Each year, 10 events with concerts + indoor parties take place throughout July. Between 2009 & 2015, EAV put up also parties at Motel Campo with top international guests, where Cobeia djed too. A few events also took place in Berlin at Urban Spree & Klunkerkranich between 2015 & 2017.
Among many other great artists, he booked these live acts & djs: Shackleton, I-F, Prins Thomas, Legowelt, OVAL, Mapstation (Staubgold), Lucky Dragons (Upset! the rhythm), Black Meteoric Star (DFA), Emperor Machine, Massimiliano Pagliara, Jan Jelinek & Masayoshi Fujita, Lichens (Thrill Jockey/Robert Lowe), The Pyramids (Strut), Darshan Jesrani (Metro Area), ATA + Arto Mwambe (Robert Johnson 13th year tour), Beautiful Swimmers (Future Times), Gerd Janson, Marcel Vogel, Imperial Tiger Orchestra, Oha Aho (Polychrome Sounds), Orchestra of Spheres (Fire), Helena Hauff, Julia Holter, BKO Quintet (Mali), Les Filles de l'illighadad, Grup Simsek, Mdou Moctar, Hailu Mergia… www.facebook.com/ecoutesauvert
Between 2001 & 2006, he ran with a collective the alternative art space "Duplex" in Geneva, where he booked electronic, electro-acoustic, folk live acts: (So (Oval), Hermann Dune, Goodiepal, Juile Doiron (Jagjaguwar)... & djs of various music genres.
After, Cobeia ran projects like "Jukebox" party series as well as concerts in several Geneva venues. Among others he booked: Andrew Weatherall, Mr. Ties (Homopatik), Boris (Berghain), Tevo Howard, Kode9, Dj/Rupture, Planningtorock, Appleblim, Shadetek, Volcano the Bear, Colleen, Glass Candy, Desire, Chromatics...