Gabber Eleganza presents Never Sleep #1 in collaboration with Presto!?
In occasione del lancio del primo Ep della serie Never Sleep dell’etichetta Presto!?, gli spazi di MEGA si trasformeranno in luogo dedicato all’ascolto sonoro. Ad accompagnare il live ci sarà un installazione incentrata su una serie di oggetti iconici, che per Alberto Guerrini rappresentano l’immaginario di Gabber Eleganza.
On the occasion of the launch of the first Ep of the series Never Sleep signed by Presto!?, MEGA will transform it’s location into a space dedicated to listening
Three clean-cut anthems for the studio debut of Gabber Eleganza, an anticipated new form for the archival and performative project created by Alberto Guerrini in 2011. Now updating the contemporary folklore with his analog grit. Try not to get your attention diverted once again. And keep calm under pressure. First volume of the Never Sleep series. Limited edition vinyl. Includes DL card. A limited run of 50 copies will be decorated by a fantascope print on the b-side.
2. Never Sleep
3. Total Football
Gabber Eleganza was born as a curated blog archive in 2011, an open research about rave subcultures mainly focused on the gabber and post-rave aestethic. The central ambition of the web archive was to become a source of research material on different topics: contemporary folklore, suburban euphoria and post-rave phenomena, reassessing a denigrated subculture through a new cultural lens.
Over the years, the magnitude of the project has reached individuals far beyond the hardcore scene. Alberto Guerrini, the Italy and Berlin based founder, has since taken his project offline by producing zines, radio podcasts and garments. He currently tours as a DJ act or with a live performance dubbed The Hakke Show – an old-skool rave/hardcore set involving gabber dancers performing onstage their fast, air-cutting moves, channeling their energy with fierce intensity.
In the past year Guerrini has brought the Hakke show to festivals: Club to Club (Turin), Resonate (Belgrade), performed as a DJ alongside Lorenzo Senni (Warp Records) and toured cities including Oval Space in London, Niebo in Warsaw, Janus/Berghain in Berlin, Ex Dogana in Rome, Empty Gallery in Hong Kong, etc. Guerrini has hosted radio shows on three London stations: RinseFM, NTS and Radar Radio.