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The history of the DJ duo and couple Local Suicide stretches back over a decade to the year 2008. Since meeting, Munich-born Brax Moody and Thessaloniki native Vamparela have collaborated together on projects ranging from DJ sets and bands to remixes and music production, all culminating in the conception of Local Suicide in Berlin. The rhythm and dynamism of Munich’s burgeoning hip-hop scene is merged with the grit of the back-alley indie clubs lining the streets of Vamparela’s hometown to give birth to the distinctive Local Suicide sound, an energetic fusion of new wave, slow techno, post disco and acid house that they themselves have given the name ‘technodisco’.

You can rest assured that this pair are at the very peak of their game when it comes to the music industry. Their DJ career has carried them to all four corners of the world, whipping crowds into a frenzy at Lollapalooza, Melt!, Amsterdam Dance Event, Off Sonar, Festival Forte, Berlin Festival and almost every club the German capital has to offer. Their live cuts have been honed to perfection with years of shows alongside the very best in the scene, even being invited by New Order to warm up for their live performance. This hectic schedule has taken them across Europe, Asia, North Africa, South America and the United States, all whilst holding down their day jobs in the music industry and running a successful music blog with over 20 international editors which is well-respected internationally. Leaving the DJ booth, however, does not mean they are leaving their comfort zone. As the faces behind some of the most prolific parties Berlin has to offer, these two were the driving forces of the now infamous T.O.F.U (Too Old For Understatement) parties for example, which are just one of the many marks that they have left on the Berlin underground scene.

June of 2014 saw them release their debut single ‘We Can Go Everywhere’ on the Bordello a Parigi label, accompanied by a remix package from InFlagranti, Richard Rossa and Iñigo Vontier. This inaugural release garnered huge support across the board, earning high praise from the likes of DJ Mag, De:Bug, XLR8RThump and Mixmag to name but a few, in addition to being christened “the perfect cabrio song” by NOISEY. ‘We Can Go Everywhere’ is a major feather in the cap of this duo and represented the first and largest stepping stone to Local Suicide’s current takeover of the worldwide disco scene. Two years later on Multi Culti’s first compilation release, we first encountered ‘Owl and Wizzle’ featuring the vocals of the esteemed Mz Sunday Luv and co-produced on the vintage synths of the boutique Berlin studio of modern disco trendsetter Rodion. This landmark track quickly attained cult status, not only riding high on Beatport’s Indie and Nu-Disco charts but also spending a month at pole position in Juno’s balearic and downtempo charts. Further co-productions with Rodion quickly followed in the form of a remix for Digitalism which was released via PIAS and a later remix of one of their own tracks by My Favorite Robot, which gained notoriety after garnering attention and stellar reviews from DJ Mag and FAZE Magazine. During August 2017, this was followed up with a full 12” joint EP release on My Favorite Robot Records which made use of rumbling analogue synth lines, field recordings and floating vocal hooks in a disco-infused powerhouse of a release, described by Mixmag as a “trudging acid cut that proves three minds are better than one”. The ‘Abu Dhabi / True Love Floats‘ EP was rounded off with remixes from some true heavy hitters of the scene, including Fairmont, Los Mekanikos and Moscoman, which has resulted in one of their biggest hits to date, spending time in Beatport’s Top 30 sales chart, achieving glowing reviews across the board from Mixmag UKGrooveFAZE & DJ Mag UK and reaching scores of new audiences across the globe on Spotify’s ‘Fresh Finds’ playlist.

2018 has in no way marked a fall off the bandwagon for Local Suicide: this past year has been one of their most productive yet, marking a new high in their collaborative efforts with a grand total of three releases across various labels this year alone. Their joint EP on Roam Recordings with Mexican producer Mijo, ‘Edo Kai Tora / Ganz Falsch’, garnered huge support from DJ Mag Italy and XLR8R, as well as working its way up the Beatport Indie Dance and Nu Disco chart, thanks to its delightful reimagining of infectious electronic disco, as well as its genre-bending, sonically unique remixes from legendary Sascha Funke and Disco Halal’s Simple Symmetry. 44,100 Hz Social Club perhaps summed its infectious sound up best, praising the release as a “hypodermic needle fresh from the bag, it’s going to tattoo your eardrums and make your soul dance until its feet bleed or fall off – in a good way of course.” In May we saw their track ‘Le Nez d’une Generation’, again co-produced with Rodion, feature prominently on ‘Sisters & Brothers: Second Gathering’, the club-oriented compilation from Kaspar Bjorke and Sexy Lazer. Looking towards the future, the duo has announced the release of a series of EPs and singles in 2019 with many of their long-term friends and collaborators including Curses, Theus Mago, Low Manuel, Franz Matthews and Skelesys, a considerable undertaking that will see releases across labels such as Lumiere Noir, Tusk Wax, Duro, OMBRA and more.

Artist Links:

http://facebook.com/localsuicide
http://soundcloud.com/localsuicide
http://instagram.com/localsuicide
https://open.spotify.com/artist/0oRegIGGmJDXVaVfgWuoz0

https://www.youtube.com/LocalSuicide
https://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/localsuicide
https://www.mixcloud.com/localsuicide/
https://www.discogs.com/artist/3945810-Local-Suicide

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TXT: Bio / Info Text 2018
PDF: One Sheet 2018
PDF: Tech Rider 2018
JPG: Logo (High Res) – by Schmitz & Wiesner
ZIP: Press Photos 2018 (High Res) – Credit: Markus Göres
ZIP: Press Photos 2016 (High Res) – Credit: Lies Engelen
ZIP: Press Photos 2015 (High Res) – Credit: Dina Pascal
ZIP: Press Photos 2014 (High Res) – Credit: Tim Dobrovolny

Contact

Website:                localsuicide.com
Mail:                      contact@localsuicide.com
Mobile Phone:    +49 15140120480

Gig Hightlights

AT-Vienna: Pratersauna
AT-Linz: Solaris
BE-Charleroi: Open Air
CH-Basel: Balz / Hinterhof / Jägerhalle / Nordstern /  Saxo
CH-Luzern: Rok Club / Tunnel
CH-St.Gallen: Paul Club
CN-Beijing: Lantern
CN-Chengdu: TAG
CN-Hangzhou: Loopy
CN-Ningbo: Ad Lip
CN-Shanghai: Elevator
CZ-Prague: Palac Acropolis / Sasazu / Yes! Club
DE-Aachen: Aoxomoxoa / Musikbunker
DE-Berlin: About Blank / Berghain /  Birgit & Bier / Chalet /  Cookies / Golden Gate / Griessmühle / Ipse / Kater Blau / Katerholzig / OHM / Pornceptual / Ritter Butzke / Salon zur Wilden Renate / Sisyphos / Suicide Circus / Villa / Watergate / Weekend
DE-Cologne: Bahnhof Ehrenfeld / Gebäude 9 / Stadtgarten / Werkstatt
DE-Hamburg:  Baalsaal / Golden Pudel / PAL / Prinzenbar
DE-Munich: Atomic Cafe / Backstage / Bahnwaerter Thiel / Cord / Pimpernel / Wannda Circus
DNK-Copenhagen: Culture Box
ES-Barcelona: Casa Gracia / Moog
FR-Paris: 4 Elements / La Java / Le Klub / Raymond Club / Silencio
FR-Marseille: La Dame Noir Club
FR-Nice: Bolybar
FI-Levi: Hullu Poro Arena
GR-Thessaloniki: Art House / Coo / La Doze / Shelter 23 / Tokio / Treehouse / Überdooze / Urania / Zenit
GR-Athens: Boiler / Cantina Social / HIGGS / Six D.O.G.S / Studio 54
GR-Chalkidiki: Le Mantri / Talgo / To Kastro
HKG-Hongkong:  Potatohead / Salon 10 / Social Room
IL-Tel Aviv: Bootleg / Breakfast / Deli  / Duplex / Michatronix / Shlagzane / Tahat
IL-Haifa: Sofia Club
IS-Reykjavik: Gamla Bio
IT-Rome: Open Air
KHM-Phnom Penh: Darkness Of The Heart
LV-Riga: Kaņepes Kultūras Centrs / Omas Briljanta Istaba
MAR-Marrakech: Gossip Club
MX-Guadalajara: Chupiteria La Favorita
MX-Mexico City: MN Roy / Mono / Rhodesia
MX-Playa Del Carmen: La Mezcalinna / Roadless at Sacbe
MX-Tulum: Dragon Turquesa / Mur Mur
NO-Oslo: Dattera Til Hagen
POL-Poznan: Schron
PT-Lisbon: Op Art
ROU-Bucharest: Control Club
RUS-Moscow: Pluton
RUS-St. Petersburg: Union Bar
SE-Stockholm: Debaser / East
TH-Bangkok: Black Pagoda /  Glow / Whiteline – Safe Room / VIVA & AVIV
TH-Phuket: Bermudos / Catch Beach Club
TH-Koh Phangan:  Loi Lay / Mer Ka Ba / Sandcastle
TH-Koh Samui: DuDu Bao
TN-Sousse: Saloon
TR-Istanbul: Gigology / Follow
US-New York: Cameo Gallery
UK-London: Soho House / The Waiting Room
VN-Hanoi: Birdcage
VN-Ho Chi Minh: Lighthouse / The Observatory
VN-Phu Quoc: Happy Buddha Club / Itaca / Ocsen / Pablo Esco Bar
Festivals: La Pampa ’11 / Rage Against Abschiebung ’11 / La Pampa ’12 / 20 Years City Slang Festival ’11 / Rue Du Jaune ’12 / Mute Festival ’12 / Greenville ’12 / Off Sonar ’13 / MELT! Festival ’13 / XJazz ’14 / MELT! Festival ’14 / Off Sonar ’14 / Amsterdam Dance Event ’14 / Tel Aviv Volume Festival ’15 / Lapp Dance Festival ’15 / Berlin Festival ’15 / Off Sonar ’15 / Melt! Festival ’15 / Freunde Treffen Festival ’15 / Coincidance x Roadless Mexico Festival ’16 / Melt! Festival ’16 / Lollapalooza Berlin ’16 / Off Sonar ’17 / Melt! Festival ’17 /Off Sonar ’18 / Melt! Festival ’18 / Pop Kultur Festival ’18 / Forte Festival ’18
Warm Up Slots: New Order / Boy Harsher / …Trail Of Death / Digitalism / Tiga / Bob Moses
Corporate Events: Emporio Armani / Lieferando / Desperados / Native Instruments / Sennheiser / MyKita / Weekday

Releases:

2014:
We Can Go Everywhere EP /w Remixes by Inflagranti, Inigo Vontier, Richard Rossa (Bordello A Parigi)

2016:
Owl & Wizzle
/w Rodion & Mz Sunday Luv included in Multi Culti’s first label compilation ‘Sun Gaze / Moon Faze’ (Multi Culti)
Digitalism – Destination Breakdown (Remix) /w Rodion (PIAS Cooperative)
Elisa Waut – Russia (Edit) (Night Noise)

2017:
Abu Dhabi (My Favorite Robot Remix) /w Rodion included in ‘Winter Sampler Compilatio’ (My Favorite Robot Records)
Abu Dhabi (My Favorite Robot Remix) /w Rodion included in ‘Best Of Year Seven Compilation’ (My Favorite Robot Records)
Abu Dhabi / True Love Floats EP /w Alibey, Rodion /w remixes by Moscoman, Fairmont, My Favorite Robot & Los Mekanikos (My Favorite Robot Records)

2018:
True Love Floats (Fairmont Remix) /w Rodion included in ‘Best Of Year Nine Compilation’ (My Favorite Robot Records)
Le Nez D’une Generation /w Rodion on The Second Gathering Compilation (Sisters & Brothers / hfn Music)
Edo Kai Tora / Ganz Falsch EP /w Mijo /w remixes by Sascha Funke & Simple Symmetry (Roam Recordings)
Vespertines Unite /w Low Manuel (Nothing Is Real)
Le Nez D’une Generation /w Rodion on Best Of hfn Music 2018 Compilation (hfn Music)

2019:
Komm Ins Loch EP /w Theus Mago /w remixes by Aera & Colossio (Duro)
Who Cares? /w Curses on a 4-track vinyl compilation (Ombra Intl.)
Magia EP /w Curses (Tusk Wax)
Meditation / Toutan Jamon EP /w Franz Matthews (Eskimo Recordings)
At The End Of The Road / Running The Firm EP /w Boese Blicke (Lumière Noire)

Hosted & Organised Events at:
DE-Berlin: Katerholzig, Arena, Chalet, Weekend, Badeschiff, Prince Charles, Rosis, Bohnengold, Beate Uwe, Cosmic Kaspar, Bartausend, Nasti Club, AVA, Brunnen 70…

Selected Quotes From Our Debut EP ‘We Can Go Everywhere’:

‘the perfect cabrio song!’ NOISEY
‘…lacing retro chord stabs with a seemingly never-ending array of disco-minded percussion and a good deal of Moroder-indebted synth work.’ XLR8R
‘…this claptastic tune will make you wanna put your hands up in the air!’ VICE THUMP

Selected Quotes From EP with Rodion ‘Abu Dhabi / True Love Floats’:
“…a trudging acid cut that proves that three minds are better than one.” Mixmag UK
 Earmilk
“…eine Slow Jam der Extraklasse…” Groove
“…DAF meets Depeche Mode meets Jeff Mills” FAZE
“…suona ancora più aliena con un andamento meccanico scandito dalle voci filtrate che non accompagnano lo svoglimento” DJ MAG IT
“su postura psicodélica y medio chamánica, generando un espacio para la estética oscura, cálida, fresca” DJ MAG LA

Selected Quotes From EP with Mijo ‘Edo Kai Tora / Ganz Falsch’:

“…from dark disco to EBM, jacking acid, and warped post-punk” XLR8R
“…electronic boogie with an arpeggiated bass line and chopped vocals that Moscow duo Simple Symmetry turns into a post-punk anthem” DJ MAG IT
“…sharper than a hypodermic needle fresh from a bag, it’s going to tattoo your eardrums and make your soul dance until its feet bleed or fall off. In a good way, obviously.” 44,100 HZ SOCIAL CLUB
“…Ganz Falsch is a properly neon-lit nu-disco jam, that’s bound to get you boogying right into the stratosphere” JUNO
“…It is the voice of Vamparela that turns the goth /dark beat of Mijo into a cult anthem. Big proof of the no wave/ dark explosion that is happening in Greece at the moment.” AVOPOLIS

Selected Quotes From Track with Low Manuel ‘Vespertines Unite’:

cut of caustic but cautious EBM-influenced techno” Resident Advisor

Selected Quotes From Track with Theus Mago ‘Komm Ins Loch’:

‘Magnificent’ Andrew Weatherall 
‘Grandi!’ Marvin Guy 
‘Great’ Red Axes 
‘Love This’ Justin Robertson
‘Oh yes! komm mit mir ins schwarze Loch!’ Perel 

Online Features:
XLR8R, Vice Thump, Groove, Kaltblut, Resident AdvisorRansom Note, Mixmag RussiaPsykonautTruckerdisco, SerialGK, Magnetic Mag, Densomag, Novafuture, Popperola, JAZZVE, Disco Suicide, Hirnverbrandt, FAZEmagComo Las Grecas, Mixside, Dressed Like Machines, Killerrr, Beatburguer, Deathbyrepetition, Motsradio, Your Mom’s, Hipodrome, Nothing But Hope And Passion, Mots Radio, Minimalitalia, Madeyoulook, Soundmag, LesYeuxOrange, Virus SRF, SerialGK, EDM NetworkDifferentgrooves, The Beat Manifesto, Clubbingspain, Ohm-Mag, Serial GK, Intro, Deephouseradar, Edanceeventmixmag.com, ibiza-voice.com, noisey.de, aufgemischt.com, dressedlikemachines.com, vice.com, si-blog.net, curt.de, minimalfreaks.com, hirnverbrandt.combangbangberlin.com, room84.ch, mitvergnuegen.com, Hatonheadsnowprayers.net, bigshotmag, Sian2nite, Kanndennliebesynthiesein.comDJ Mag (Latinamerica)Electronic GroovePure.fmihouseu.comScanner FMhirnverbrandtSerialGK.comInsomniac.comThirst4beats.comEarmilkXLR8ROnlyTechnoLeolgarColorisingDJ Mag LASoundspace, Liquid YouthXLR8RLiquid YouthAvopolisLocal SuicideDisco SuicideDubiks.comSerialGKTheWaveFormTransmitterJunoThe Club Map, DMCWorld, bigshotmagazine.net, comolasgrecas.com
junodownload.comstarwaxmag.com

Radio Airplay:
RTRFM 92.1 (AUS), chry105.5fm (CA), Rinse FM (FR), Radio Carleton CKCU 93.1 FM (CA), Piooner DJ Radio (CRO), Space RadioFM (CRO), MixpeopleFM (CRO), DinamoFM (CRO), Wreck This Mess Radio Show (FR),House Nation Radio (FR), WOMR College Radio (GER), BLN.FM (GER), Deutschlandradio (GER), FM4 (AT), Additan Radio (GER) Flux FM (GER), Radio Zusa (GER), Ct Das Radio (GER), Radio Fritz (GER), Westradio (GR), The Zone (IT), AltroVerso Radio (IT), Tunnel FM (SWE), Kiss FM Ukraine (UKR), Manchester Global Radio (UK), Space Radio (Kenya), Mix People FM (Spain), Radio Studio B (Serbia), VIRUS SRF (CH), 101,5 FM Montreal (CA), Space Radio FM, Mixpeople FM, Dinamo FM, WTM Radio Paris, House Nation Radio, Byte FM (GER), Freies Radio Freudenstadt (GER), Kiddaz FM, XLR1505, Aditan Radio, Up N Loud Radio, A, UNK Fm, Clubbing FM, Soe FM, Ibizaglobalradio, Kiss FM Ukraine, Pulse Radio, Subdivisions Radio Show, Radio Feierwerk, WNYU, Motor FM, Flux FM, Campusradio Jena, Radio Okkerwelle, Radio Fritz, BLN.FM, Byte FM, Eldoradio, Steezyradio, Radio Rheinwelle, Deutschlandradio Kultur, Delta FM, FM4, Radio Z, Ibiza Global Radio, Hoxton FM, Radio Partygroove, Flux FM, Global Communication, Bruzz FM, Byte FM, Golden Wings Radio, Kane FM, Berlin Soul, Nice Radio, 5UINTO, Radio Resonance, Mots Radio, BR Zündfunk, Radio Funkwerk,Hostage RadioRinse FM, BR2: Zündfunk, Radio Z, DJ Radio, Space Radio FM, Mix People FM, Dinamo FMProton Radio, Krafted RadioGradski radio TrogirRadio LabinRadio MaestralRadio StacioniGradski Radio TrogirRadio LabinRadio KLFMRadio Veronica FMRadio Aparat808radio, Oscillator Radio Show, CHUO 89,1 FM, CJUM 101,5 FM, CKCU 93,1 FM, Radio Ottawa, Avopolis Radio, Base FMThe Third Ear,

Print Features:
DJ Mag ItalyMixmag UKGroove GER), FAZE (GER), DJ Mag UK, Attack Magazine, DJ Mag (IT), FAZE Mag (GER), DJ Mag (UK), DJ Mag (US), Mixmag (GER), Trax (FR), VENTS Magazine (CAR), Gonzola Magazine,  DE:BUG (GER), DJ Mag Spain (ESP), Curt Magazine (GER), Fresh Guide (GER), Tip (GER), Subculture (GER), Zitty (GER), Intro (GER) Athinorama (GR), Berlin Poche (GER), Prinz (GER), Unclesallys (GER), In München (GER), Festivalguide (GER), OPAK (GER), Partysan (GER), Greatest Berlin (GER), Time Out Tel Aviv (ISR), Rolling Stone (GER), Athens Voice (GR), Berliner Zeitung (GER), FAZE (GER),  DJ Mag IT (IT), Tsugi (FR), DJ Mag UK, Mixmag,

Chart Peaks:
#23 ‘True Love Floats’ (Fairmont Remix) (Beatport: Indie-Dance / Nu Disco Single Charts)
#27 ‘True Love Floats (Moscoman Remix) (Beatport: Indie-Dance / Nu Disco Single Charts)
#44 ‘True Love Floats (Original)  (Beatport: Indie-Dance / Nu Disco Single Charts)
#53 ‘Abu Dhabi’ (Original) (Beatport: Indie-Dance / Nu Disco Single Charts)
#71 ‘Abu Dhabi’ (Los Mekanikos Remix) (Beatport: Indie-Dance / Nu Disco Single Charts)
#44 ‘Abu Dhabi’ (My Favorite Robot Remix) (Beatport: Indie-Dance / Nu Disco Single Charts)
#35 ‘Owl & Wizzle’ feat Mz Sunday Luv (Beatport: Indie-Dance / Nu Disco Single Charts)
#64 ‘True Love Floats (Fairmont Remix)’ (iTunes: Dance / Country: Turkey)
#46 True Love Floats (Moscoman Remix)’ (iTunes: Dance / Country: Turkey)
#32 ‘True Love Floats’ (iTunes: Dance / India)
#19 ‘Edo Kai Tora / Ganz Falsch EP‘ (Beatport Indie Dance / Nu Disco Release Charts)
#1 Edo Kai Tora (Sascha Funke Remix) (Beatport Indie Dance / Nu Disco Best New Release Staff Picks)
#19 Ganz Falsch (Simple Symmetry Remix) (Beatport Indie Dance / Nu Disco Single Charts)
#20 Edo Kai Tora (Sascha Funke Remix) (Beatport Indie Dance / Nu Disco Single Charts)
#12 Edo Kai Tora / Ganz Falsch EP (Juno Download Minimal /Tech House Release Charts)
#7 Edo Kai Tora / Ganz Falsch EP (Juno Download Staff Selection)
#174 Ganz Falsch (Simple Symmetry Remix) (iTunes: Dance / Russia)
#X Komm Ins Loch (Original Version) (Beatport Indie Dance / Nu Disco Release Single Charts)
#29 Komm Ins Loch (Aera Remix) (Beatport Indie Dance / Nu Disco Release Single Charts)
#92 Komm Ins Loch (Colossio Remix) (Beatport Indie Dance / Nu Disco Release Single Charts)

MIXES:

EP ‘We Can Go Everywhere’ 2014, Bordello A Parigi

EP ‘Abu Dhabi / True Love Floats’ 2017, My Favorite Robot

EP ‘Edo Kai Tora / Ganz Falsch’ 2018, Roam Recordings

EP ‘Komm Ins Loch’ 2019, Duro

COLLABORATIONS:

REMIXES & EDITS:

Video for Rodion & Local Suicide – True Love Floats (Original Mix)

Video for Rodion & Local Suicide – Abu Dhabi (Original Mix)

Video for Rodion & Local Suicide – True Love Floats (Moscoman Remix):

Original Video ‘Owl & Wizzle’:

Original Video ‘We Can Go Everywhere’:

Perel playing the Fairmont Remix of ‘True Love Floats’ at Off Sonar, 2018:

Âme playing the Aera remix of ‘Komm Ins Loch’ at the Off Sonar 2018 Innervisions Party at Poble Espanyol:

Dixon playing ‘Le Nez D’Une Generation’ in Berlin:

Video for In Flagranti’s Remix:

Video Mixtape:

Local Suicide At Ritter Butzke:

Trailer from Your Mom’s Agency, Music by Local Suicide: