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Sound, Check & Stories

Sound, Check & Stories

By April to July
April to July (a2j) is a project that organises events to promote electronic music combining downtempo electronica and melodic techno. Hosted by the founders Ana & Ringo, Sound, Check & Stories born as a space to share experiences and to hold conversations with DJs, record labels, promoters and venues about the electronic music scene. Welcome!
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Episode 7 - Beginnings w/ Redfreya
July is here and to celebrate one of our favourite months we have decided to go back to the start. We invited Redfreya, a raising DJ in the London Underground scene, to talk about beginnings, the challenges and opportunities of starting a DJ career in the middle of a pandemic and the importance of trust thyself to follow a passion. 
41:30
July 5, 2021
Episode 6 - DOWNTEMPO TALES by FABÏAN
On this special episode we dive into downtempo tales with our favourite storyteller Fabïan. We talked about his musical journey, discussed how our love for downtempo has started and revealed a little bit about our new adventure promoting downtempo events in London. And yes, we also talked about food, but you will need to stay tuned till the end to discover why. BTW guys, what makes a track a classic?
39:31
June 7, 2021
Episode 5 - RADIKON by GUZY
This month we jumped into a conversation with the co-founder of Radikon, David Guzy. His beginnings as a DJ and the story behind one of the most refreshing labels in the melodic scene.
45:54
May 24, 2021
Episode 4 - HANS HESS
April is our birthday month and consequently one of the precious dates on a2j calendar. So, the best way we found to celebrate our 4 years in the scene, was welcoming to Sound, Check & Stories to one of the most iconic figures in the London nightlife industry, a reference we admire, we are talking about Hans Hess, director of Egg London. On this episode, Hans takes us through his work experience, we talk about the challenging times we are living on, how they will shape the future of the industry and the hope we need to maintain together to see each other really soon on the dance floor. Stay tuned if you would also like to meet our German friends Fritz & Hans by the story of Techno Jesus.
32:04
April 5, 2021
Episode 3 - ALDANYA
Today we welcome Aldanya to our Sound, Check & Stories, a very talented techno artist based in London. We talk about her beginnings as a DJ and how she is building her Twitch channel to gather thousands of people dancing during this pandemic. Do you believe? Stay tuned!
34:33
March 8, 2021
Episode 2 - EVA BEAUVOIR
Today we dive into Berlin electronic music scene by the hand of Eva Beauvoir, a booking agent with 13 years of experience working with some of the most iconic Djs in the industry. We talk about her career, the role of women in the industry and how the pandemic, that has put all our plans on standby, has affected artists and the scene in the mecca of the electronic music. Stay until the end, there is a yummy surprise!
42:45
March 1, 2021
Episode 1 - NAIRO
Here we are, freshly baked! Our podcast journey starts with the amazing NAIRO, Dj, producer, Jedi on his free time and a2j resident. We talked about first times, music production and artist life in a lockdown era. Do you want to know his guilty pleasure? Stay tuned. Welcome to Sound, Check & Stories!
41:00
January 31, 2021
Episode 0 - A Naked Story
Do you remember the first time you rave? "Sound, Check & Stories", a podcast by a2j. 
04:12
January 19, 2021