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Pender Street Steppers & Yogo

by Ross Belfer | 10.11.15

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Tel Aviv and its raucous electronic music scene has guilefully implanted itself as the new music trading post of the Middle East. Located on the land-bridge between Asia, Africa and Europe, Tel Aviv’s continuous medley of musical influences and imports of taste span the globe from as far west as Canada to the States, Berlin, Istanbul, southeast Asia and back again. Over recent years, top DJs and producers from abroad have slowly to begun to tip their hats to Tel Aviv’s homegrown dance music scene and the artists and tastemakers who are melding its melodious pot (so to speak). One producer and DJ who has consistently legitimized Tel Aviv dance music is Yotam “Yogo” Goldman, whose name has blistered across the bills for some of the best house and techno parties of the past years.

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Hanging at the vinyl-freak-out Auberbach Records Saloon on Barzilay St., one can catch Yogo and the likes of other TLV DJs sipping on Maccabi beer, browsing newly arrived imports and spinning tunes on the al fresco turntable setup. Adding to Tel Aviv’s musical prowess this “weekend” is a special lineup curated by Yogo, one that’s not to be missed without any good excuse or doctor’s note, featuring Pender Street Peppers (Liam Butler and Jack J.), a world-acclaimed duo out of Vancouver who have been releasing some of the most stimulating electronic dance music in recent years on labels like Washington DC’s legendary PPU and Future Times and Vancouver’s Mood Hut Records.

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This Thursday, Vancouver meshes with Tel Aviv at “The Zone” in southeast Tel Aviv. Doors open at 22:00 with DJ sets by Pender Street Steppers, Yogo, Hectik, Tal. and Danny Vak. Entry is 50nis before 1:00 and 70nis onwards. For further details, visit the event’s official Facebook page here.

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