Viva la Electronica presents a Avotre Label Special. Three weeks with exclusive sets from the Avotre Artist roster. Avotre is an avant-garde house music label founded and co-managed by Berlin based DJ and Producer Santé.
„À votre santé!“ – that’s how french people and, occasionally, some extra-sophisticated middle-class-intellectuals everywhere are drinking to the health and well being of each other. So it’s pretty obvious, how the label-moniker Avotre came about. On the one hand, it draws a line to its initiator Santé – busy, renowned, Berlin-residing producer, DJ and soundwizard. On the other hand, it already hints towards the agenda of this enterprise. Around all those labels popping up all the time, mostly being just virtual phenomenons, the Avotre-cosmos aspires to grow into a distinctly recognizable and even sensible matter of heart. To put it straight: Avotre is concerned about its scene’s well being.
The younger the artist, the shorter his Biography! But Sidney Charles in his age of twenty-something already looks into many happy faces, when he enters the decks. Everybody, who understands this love-binding kind of music, has to live the urban movement behind it, the culture that brings people of all kinds together. Exactly these motions are fascinating the young man, born as Sidney Charles Hurricane Vieljans in Hamburg/Germany. With the age of 15 Sidney Charles discovered the magic of the two black discs spinning on the 1210s. At the beginning Hip Hop, Soul, Funk, Breakbeat and Turntablism was Sidney´s medium to express his emotions. Highly delighted and inspirited by the time of late 80s and early 90`s, when the movement, accompanied by young culture, began, Sidney Charles was finding the higher BPM-numbers of House & Techno were leading to more inspiration and happiness. He is not a musician, nor a percussionist. He is a collector. A collector of culture and experiences. The energy and feeling around the music is what makes the difference and letting Sidney Charles not be one of many´s. It´s all about Life!