Steven Julien (Funkineven), Leo Pol, Igor Jadranin
Igor Jadranin Presents: For the very first time in Belgrade, nailed “sshhhhhhhhh god damn” – Steven Julien / Funkineven. 💥 💥 💥
Funkineven (Steven Julien) is no stranger to groove. Over the past few years, the London native has grown to become one of the UK’s finest electronic musicians; a skilled and soulful technician whether perched behind a pair of decks or a sequencer. Born and raised in West London with Grenadian blood, his first rhythmical dabblings came as a dancer. Beginning as an MC and beatmaker, he quickly found his feet moulding smooth cuts of his own. Artists from A Tribe Called Quest through to Jaco Pastorius became regular reference points and those early jams nestled somewhere between house, soul, boogie and techno. Steven released his debut EP with Eglo Records back in 2009, which ushered in a more mature chapter. Two years later, he founded Apron Records; an incubator for music-makers putting together honest electronic music like Greg Beato and Shanti Celeste.
French producer Leo Pol is known for conjuring insatiable grooves. At only 28 years old, Leo-Pol Poirel has already been practicing electronic music for over a decade and gained an impressive array of titles; label boss, resident of one of the most renowned clubs in the world, multidisciplinary producer. It was back in 2015 when he released an anonymous EP on his label Unille which really put his name on the map. The EP now sells for over 120Euro and track “You Got The Funk” has almost 4 million views on YouTube. Leo went on to found his second label, ILLE, focused on analog 90’s house with a powerful edge. With a string of impressive releases under his belt and a budding reputation of an enigmatic live set, it was no surprise that in 2016 Paris’ infamous house and techno club Concrete signed him as a resident. His live performance is fast, hypnotic and above all captivating.