Jan Blomqvist and Henry Saiz live in Belgrade

Jan Blomqvist, an avant-garde German electro-pop artist and one of the most sought-after live actors in the world, will perform for the first time in Belgrade, accompanied by a band, on Friday, April 13, in Hangar near Luka Belgrade (Knežopoljska 3). Spanish DJ, producer and live act artist Henry Saiz with the band will be the supporting act for the night. 

 

Jan Blomqvist invented the concept of a concert featuring techno sound with dreamy vocals and simple minimal notes. Growing up, he played in grunge and punk rock bands, until the age of nineteen, when he moved to Berlin and soon became fascinated by electronic music. James Holden and Stephan Bodzin were his heroes. He absorbed a lot of musical knowledge through Radiohead concerts, clubs like Bar25 and after parties. He wanted to bring a concert feeling to the dance floor through a combination of simple vocals and minimal beats; to introduce R’n’R into clubs; to keep everything simple using fine details. Jan Blomqvist’s performance at the Fusion Festival in 2011 was singled out by all of this, at the same time making a turning point in his career. That same year, he published releases for Dantze and Stil vor Talent. A year later, his legendary concert on the terrace of the Berlin club Weekend made him stand out from the rest. In the next three years he had 350 performances in the world’s major metropolises. Jan’s first album, Remote Control, was released in 2016, and has been a great success with its modern portraits of Portishead and Radiohead, along with r’n’b, soul vocals, perfectly packed with an unavoidable minimum beat throughout. 

 

As one of the most talented on the electronic music scene, Henry Saiz has made a unique journey in his musical career for over ten years, distinguishing himself with a specific sound combining the influences of club music and a wide range of musical styles such as the pop 80s and progressive rock. The music he composed was always ahead of his time. Wanting to get closer to the audience, he returned to his first love, live performances with the band. One of the pinnacles of the live band concept of this electronic trio is their Boiler Room debut in 2015, an absolutely brilliant performance full of soul, powerful grudge, seductive vocals and exciting emotions, featuring their special approach to house music. Last year he started an audio-visual project in which he recorded 10 songs in 10 different and unusual locations around the world. The concept of this album, which will be released on April 13th, is to materialize the essence of every place and convert it into a song. On some of the adventures on this trip they recorded the sound of a synthesizer inside the pyramids of Egypt, composed the theme during a walk in the national park where the unusual Joshua tree grows, made a song in Tokyo with the help of virtual singers, played drums in volcanic caves on Lanzarote Island and had a techno jam session with members of the Massai tribe. Henry Saiz performed all over the planet and was part of the festivals, such as Sonar, Glastonbury, Ultra, EXIT, Creamfields and Global Gathering and popular Circoloco parties in the DC10 Ibiza. 

Tickets for this event are available at Gigstix and Eventim ticket stores.