Azimute is a new musical project combining the energies of rising Techno and House Dj-producer Cesare Marchese and veteran DJ-producer Philippe Quenum. In its first few months it has attracted the attention of major players on the electronic music scene, kicking off with releases on Crosstown Rebels and Transmat Records. On top of their regular club appearances, Azimute will perform a special live set on July 12th at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy.
Cesare Marchese (aka Cesare vs Disorder, Queen Atom, Strangers in Heaven, Cez) is the freshman in the band, but no newcomer to electronic music. His productions have been released on top labels such as BPitch Control and Get Physical. He was named “Beatport’s Ones to Watch” in 2009 and plays regularly at top clubs and festivals in all continents (Detroit Electronic Music Festival / WMC Miami Winter Conference / ADE Amsterdam/Off Sonar Barcelona) in addition to a residency at Monasterio club in Moscow. His experience stretches to all aspects of the Techno and House universe; he’s been running his label Serialism from London since 2007 before moving to Berlin in 2010 and promotes label nights at Watergate, Fabric, Rex club and other top clubs in Europe.
Quenum is well-known in the scene and well respected for his longevity and quality contributions. He started his first label Access58 in London in 1995 and co-founded Cadenza Records with Luciano few years later, composing with him the techno anthem Orange Mistake. His discography stretches over decades and continents, and includes top labels such as Soma, Crosstown Rebels and NovaMute among many others.
Following Quenum’s release of his first album, Face to Face, on Serialism Records, the two artists became close friends. They quickly realized they share a common musical vision and way-of-life, one centered on friendship and bringing happiness to those around them through music. This is the vision that Azimute wants to share in their performances, a journey, a fresh and joyful experience daring to discover new realms of musical bliss.
Look out for Azimute’s first release on Crosstown Rebels and Transmat Records. Azimute is scheduled to play at MTP20 in Jura / Switzerland on 31 of May, in Barcelona for the “Off Sonar” LaTerra vs Serialism show and will perform a special live set at the Italian Umbria Jazz Festival in July presented by Dj Ralf together with Juan Atkins, Octave One and Ellen Alien.
Cesare Marchese runs Serialism Records from Berlin since 2007, a well- known label featuring Cassy, Mathew Jonson, Tiefschwarz, Tale of Us, Maceo Plex, Jay Haze and many other respected artists. He has also appeared on the following labels: BPitch Control, Get Physical Music, Vakant Souvenir Music, Stock5, Thema, Safari Electronique, Dumb Unit, Clink, SthlmAudio, Remake Musique, Resopal – among others.
His tracks are included in the following compilations: Cocoon “Sound of the Tenth Season mixed by Sven Vath” / 3rd Watergate CD compilation mixed by Konrad Black / CrossTown Rebels “Get Lost Vol.4” by Damian Lazarus / Trax Magazine mix CD by Maceo Plex – as Strangers in Heaven (with partner Sierra Sam) 13th Watergate cd compilation by Ruede Hagelstein / Live in Miami by John Digweed on Bedrock / Renaissance Master series by Stacey Pullen
Quenum runs Clapper Records from Geneva since 20xx. Before that, he co- founded Cadenza Records in 2002 and ran Access 58 from London (1995- 2002). He has also appeared on the following labels: CrossTown Rebels, Serialism, Thema, Toys for Boys, Get Physical Music, Upon You, Cadenza, Alphahouse, Orac, Trapez, Mooch, Sthlmaudio – among others.
His tracks are included in the following compilations: NovaMute “Richie Hawtin –DE9” / Cadenza “Luciano – Cadenza Contemporary 01 & Cadenza Classics” / Cocoon Recordings “Sven Vath – The Sound of the Ninth Season” / Crosstown Rebels“RebelRave2”/Fabric“Fabric25CarlCraigMix” – among others.