Ever-present on the Romanian, and not only, electronic music scene, Cap is one of those artists that would spice up any line-up. Eager to asser himself, he went from listening to music to being an audiophile, from being a vynil collector to a DJ. The transition took place in 2010 and his evolution has been upward ever since.
When mixing, he can easily feel a complexity of feelings, being almost empathetic with his public and adapting himself so naturally to the vibe of the party. Thus, he expands on a very vast musical area, from old-school house to local techno, each genre being correlated to the vibe that the public generates.
Over the past years, his versatility and music selectionx took him on some of the most important electronic music stages, such as GuestHouse or Space in Bucharest, up to Ibiza Zoo Project, Ibiza Underground, Sunwaves 12 daytime party or Sunwaves 15 opening. He has perfomed as a warm-up act for artists such as Thomas Melchior, Dorian Paic, Moritz Von Oswald, Francesco del Garda DeWalta, Troy Pierce, Bill Patrick, Anja Schneider, Valentino Kanzyani or Raresh. Other notable moments are mixing back to back with Cezar, Barac, Kozo, Praslea, Gescu, Cristi Cons or Dan Andrei and so on.
N/UM (pronounced noom) is a New York-based live electronic trio using analog synthesizers and drum machines, guitar and voices in live composition. Their debut album ‘Zebra” (Duro, June 2016) was included in ‘XLR8R's Best of 2016’ and gained wide international recognition. Each performance or recording by N/UM is unique and improvised, with no pre-composed songs, no plan or structure agreed upon. The group unites three long-time friends who have always shared a deep passion for house music. They are five-time Grammy Award winning mastering engineer and producer Jeremy Loucas, guitarist of world-renowned rap group Residente (Calle 13) Elias Meister and Danish multi-instrumentalist and producer Emil Bovbjerg. The three, having recorded and performed together in different formations over the past decade, have emerged as a solid musical unit under N/UM, capable of capturing major dance floors while bringing the unique immediacy and spontaneity of pure, free improvisation to places where it is rarely heard: festivals, nightclubs and underground warehouse-parties. Despite the daring premise and unconventional creative approach the raison d’etre and mission statement of N/UM is simple: The opposite of war is a dance floor.
The 2016 debut release ‘Zebra’ gained support from internationally renowned artists like Acid Pauli, Dewalta, Paul Ritch, Andrew Grant and legendary Sheffield trio The Black Dog among many others. The single ‘Induction’ from the upcoming EP ‘YES’ went #1 on the iTunes Electronic chart in Mexico in it’s first week in June 2017. With early support from Skream, among others, the EP is scheduled for release in December, 2017.
“Recorded in one take during a single session the seven-tracker was improvised entirely, recorded as one lengthy live set with each track flowing into the next… Bashed out using a mixture of stringed instruments, vocals, analog synthesizers, and drum machines, [they] created a record that falls somewhere between minimal house and techno. N/um tick a lot of boxes between themselves: alongside a five-time Grammy award-winning mastering engineer (who spent years DJing in the cities underground scene), is a guitarist and bass player with a decade of experience in improvised performance, as well as a singer-songwriter with a background in orchestration and composition.” -XLR8R