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Mihai Popoviciu, Pornbugs, Martin Aquino, Losann

Monarch San Francisco

Saturday, May 14, 2022 9:00 PM



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Immersing into the sounds of label Bondage-Music with Mihai Popoviciu and Pornbugs. Early Bird tickets won't last long!
Mihai Popoviciu

Mihai Popoviciu, from Sibiu in Romania, is considered one of the most innovative eastern European producers of electronic music today. He was born in Romania in 1981 and was drawn to the fast-growing rave scene of the 90’s. He started producing music in 2001 being influenced by the techno and house virus and it took many years of experiments untill he came up with his first vinyl release on DJ Hell’s imprint Gigolo Records in 2005. Since then he has steadily added chapters to his personal success story with solo projects and those with partners like Markus Homm or Jay Bliss. In June 2007, his EP "First Contact" was released on Pascal Feos' label Level Non Zero Recordings. Mihai joined the Highgrade family together with Markus Homm in late 2007 and from then on the duo have had several successful releases on the Berlin based imprint like “Deaf Sniper”, “Lagoon” or “Urban Ballroom”. In 2009 the discographic activity of Mihai got very intense with releases on highly respected european labels such as Fear Of Flying, Hudd Traxx, Bang Bang or Diynamic. The club hit Bis Co (produced together with Markus and Jay Bliss) was featured in all major dance charts across Europe and confirmed once again his fine producing skills. When teaming up with Jay Bliss the duo call themselves Hermannstadt Collective, a dj and producing team that has made big waves on the dancefloors all over the world with tracks like “Raw Fruit”, “Thirst Day” or “Safety Match”. Mr. Popoviciu is the kind of producer that likes to innovate and to allways refine his varied sound pallette surprising the audiance in the best way.

It’s not a big surprise that Mihai’s reputation as a DJ grew fast in the past years taking him to Europe’s most important clubs and venues. His flavourous dj sets have a distinctive peronal touch delivering you a perfectly balanced mixture of groovy beats, warm pads and musical emotiones that will get you addicted.

Say hi to Sven & Sven, aka the Pornbugs!

From the beginnig, Sven&Sven were connected to electric music. Since 2005 they play together as Pornbugs, thats the deep-techhouse-project of the guys, with extrem dancefloor oriented sound. From January 2006 they started their own label project called “BONDAGE MUSIC”, which was founded as a panel for ambitious sound from Deephouse to Techhouse. The label has been a real influence in the global electronic dance music scene today. The vision of Bondage Music is based on bringing authentic, quality and honest dance music. Dance music, which is making you move and brings you in contact with the heart and a deeper place in your soul. It’s all about experiencing and catching those great moments on the dance floor. Bondage music releases music on vinyl and digital and has resident artists like Mihai Popoviciu, Markus Homm, El Mundo, Dilby, Pornbugs, Peter Makto & Gregory S, Frink, Stefan Riegauf, Philipp Gonzales. Bondage Music also has a weekly radioshow every Wednesday from 11 PM to Midnight on Ibiza Global Radio.

Sven & Sven Both love the deeper side of electronic music with many funk and soul, but every time raw and kicking, a extrem dancefloor oriented sound. The structure of a PORNBUGS set is very different, they like to play several styles in one set like deep-house, tech-house or minimal-techno.

Their international gigs has lead them to Ibiza, New York, London, Barcelona, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Santiago, San Francisco, Washington - to name only a few. You can listen to Pornbugs distinctive sound at their “Bondage-Music label nights” in various venues in Berlin.

In April 2017 Pornbugs returned back with their new vinyl release on Bondage-Music inclusive a remix by Mihai Popoviciu. Furthermore the guys released their remix for the Mihai Popoviciu on the “Home” remix album edition in May 2017 and another remix for Peter Makto & Gregory S on SitDown Recordings and a mix compilation on Bondage-Music. 2018 started with a remix for Dilby & Aquarius Heaven, the latest EP of the guys was released September 2018 incl. remixes by Pablo Bolivar and Philipp Gonzales, subsequently another remix for Mihai Popoviciu on Truesounds. Early 2019 they released two new remixes, one for Markus Homm and another one for NTFO and another one in October for Nima Gorji. Early March 2020 follow to more remixes one for Philipp Gonzales and another one for Alex Ranerro, before the two guys release a new track on a vinyl only release and their new EP “Light Shows The Way Out “.

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