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Pllek Live Stage w/ Karpov not Kasparov

Festival by night

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Pllek Live Stage w/ Karpov not Kasparov

Free entrance

Opposed to previous editions, this year after dinner the restaurant will be turned into an intimate live stage setting where we will be programming prominent live music showcases. Pllek Live Stage serves as a figurehead of a new and upcoming subculture, where the art of performing live music is making a prominent way into the electronic dance scene.

Pllek itself is well known for her warm and eclectic vibe. Located on the vibrant waterfront of the creative NDSM, this will be the place where you can dance to extraordinary dance music with a remarkable view of our favourite city skyline.

DJ's will be announced soon.
Free entrance.

Karpov not Kasparov
Local heroes in their native Bucharest, but also quite active musical tourists, Karpov not Kasparov have been carrying their instruments throughout Europe during the past four years. Playing their very energetic live set in alternative venues from Berlin, Milano, Vienna, Florence, Hamburg, Basel, Torino, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Prague, Warsaw, Lille, Budapest etc.

The duo began making music based on the rules and strategies of chess. It might seem complicated but the output is always a very danceable tune, sometimes with jazzy flavours, sometimes inspired by Oriental Folklore (because chess is an Oriental game), but always mixed with powerful 80's dance floor sounds. And wait! There's more to it than just the music. You might also see ballet dancers or maybe some sort of theatrical performance, sometimes chess games played by the audience and other times the musicians play a live score for obscure silent films.

Debut LP "Soundtrack for a Game of Chess" has been nominated 'album of the month' by Vice Magazine, declared one of the most valuable releases of the year by Radio Romania Cultural and Radio Europa Libera and aired online on New York radio WFMU. In 2015 this LP was pressed on vinyl at the boutique label PolychromeSounds (Berlin).

The following album - The Vocal Edits (2016) is the most synth-pop and dance floor friendly to date and was released at the jazz label FiverHouse records. The album was featured in Tsugi.fr magazine, declared 'Best Romanian Electronic Release of 2016' by Scena9.ro and stamped "probably the best Romanian album of its genre in the last 30 years" by the journalists of musical blog Muzici&Faze.
Pllek
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Pllek is an open-minded, surprising, warm and creative cultural hang-out that serves honest food and cooks up an inspiring, funky mix of music, movies, exhibitions, workshops, yoga, mini-festivals and much more. Our programming is always focused on interconnection, (cultural) awareness and our shared world. Pllek prides itself on Amsterdam's best skyline view and is often called a hidden gem in magazines all around the world, from New York till Hong Kong. Its industrial container architecture fits in nicely with its shipyard surroundings. But inside, Pllek manages to offer a cosy home-away-from-home and a unique, accessible attitude. A raw, urban island vibe which invites you to open up and look around.

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Pllek is an open-minded, surprising, warm and creative cultural hang-out that serves honest food and cooks up an inspiring, funky mix of music, movies, exhibitions, workshops, yoga, mini-festivals and much more. Our programming is always focused on interconnection, (cultural) awareness and our shared world. Pllek prides itself on Amsterdam's best skyline view and is often called a hidden gem in magazines all around the world, from New York till Hong Kong. Its industrial container architecture fits in nicely with its shipyard surroundings. But inside, Pllek manages to offer a cosy home-away-from-home and a unique, accessible attitude. A raw, urban island vibe which invites you to open up and look around.

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