It seems like these days everyone is on way their way to the Afterlife, being one of the biggest labels and brands in Techno, Tale Of Us is bringing its infamous Afterlife to New York and debuting in Los Angeles. From the breathtaking visuals to the spellbinding sets from all the label’s artists coming together for a spectacular event. Afterlife returns to The Brooklyn Mirage for a three-day event on September 8-10 along with the combination of the venue’s prosecution and Afterlife. Recently announced for the first time, Afterlife will bring the magic to the city of Angels for a two-night event at the Los Angeles State Historic Park on October 13 and 14. Both highly anticipated lineups have been released along with tickets. What US Afterlife event will you attend New York or Los Angeles or a true fan go to both.
Afterlife NY’s lineup is bigger than ever, Friday night will showcase Armonica, David Lindmer, Fidlese, and Kevin De Vries. Including a live performance from MRAK presents ‘We Don’t Follow’ which is the solo project co-founding member of Tale Of Us, Carmine Conte. Saturday delivers an array of more brilliant and talented artists from the label such as Binaryh, 8Kays, Cassian, and Argy, with a prestigious audiovisual performance of Anyma presents 'Genesys' by co-founding member of Tale Of Us, Matteo Milleri. On the final night of the three-day event on Sunday will have Alfa Romero, Layla Benitez, Marino Canal, Mind Against, and a spectacular live performance by Stephan Bodzin. Most tickets are sold out however, Friday and Sunday are still available.
The highly anticipated event lineup has now been released for the Los Angeles two-day event. Launching on Friday night with Argy, Kevin de Vries, and Julya Karma, the solo project MRAK presents ‘We Don’t Follow’ from Carmine Conte. The second and final night of the L.A. event on Saturday with an equally remarkable lineup with Adriatique, Cassian, and Layla Benitez, and the solo project Anyma presents 'Genesys' from Matteo Milleri. In keeping with Afterlife event tradition, Tale Of Us will close out both nights. The anticipated weekend will feature captivating visuals, and an immersive experience, along with cutting-edge sound and an innovative stage design.
Tickets for both city events are still available. The Afterlife label and brand has had a successful season with sold-out Tulum events, and the new release of the ‘Genesys’ album. Along with the viral and mesmerizing visuals all over social media and the globe. Be a part of the Afterlife movement.
SOEL began to produce his own sounds during adolescence, using music samples representing his originality and changing from house music and dark disco in the year the 1980s and 1990s, to minimal techno.
His music has immediately been supported and played by some of the most popular techno artists in the world, like Carl Cox, Marco Carola, Tale Of Us, Dubfire, Luciano, Mind Against, Oliver Huntemann, Karotte, Paco Osuna, Mark Knight, Alexi Delano, Joseph Capriati, Marco Bailey, Kaiserdisco, Pig&Dan, Stephan Bodzin, Martin Eyerer, Sian, Wehbba, Alan Fitzpatrick Ambivalent, Carlo Lio, Sonja Moonear, and many many more.
In the course of his experience, he has refined the technique also strengthening his musical culture, His DJ sets are in fact a journey that includes a mix of techno and minimal sounds blended with dark vocals.
There is one artist who is dedicated to his work and craft of creating his own unique sound, SOEL was born in the gray and bustle of Milan. Over the course of more than 10 years in music production and DJing, SOEL’s inspiration has come from his Arabic roots, Hollywood music composers, and varying genres of music, but most of all the world around. His passion, probably hereditary, was born from an early age thanks to his father, who collected vinyl records by artists including important figures who stood out like Ry Cooder, Robert Johnson, and Jacques Brel.
“It came at the end of September 2019, and has already reached more than 81,000 streams (as of this month, January) and likes from all over the world! The response was unreal, I couldn't have imagined such support from all these music lovers, and it makes me very happy because the two hr set is made only with my own productions! I know many people have been waiting for my tracks, especially 'Ambrosia', 'Sense of Eternity', and my remix of Sting's 'Desert Rose'. By making the set with only my own music, I was able to at least have those tracks played in full. Not just video clips online.”
“I have many, but especially Hans Zimmer, Clint Mansell, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Trentmøller, Alva Noto, Trent Reznor, Derrick May, Jeff Mills, and Recondite!”
The musical evolution of SOEL leaves people with multicultural experiences and individualism is originally reflected in his music. He’s refined his unique sound to a mix of deeply emotional ambient & atmospheric techno sounds, blended with dark synths and cinematic soundscapes.
“First inspiration comes from my background, my North African / Middle Eastern origins fused with my European upbringing, gave me the opportunity to experiment and create my own sound, based on the cultural differences between those two places, the music, the people, the cinema, even the food. I'm very inspired by what's around me! I've written tracks for example, on a plane because the colors of the sky were so beautiful, or because of the stunning view from the Brooklyn Bridge of NYC when I was living there, or simply because of a movie I love.”
A lifelong traveler, and fashion and art enthusiast, SOEL’s musical evolution, multicultural experiences, and individualism, are organically reflected in his music. Throughout the past decade, SOEL has refined its unique sound, which includes a mix of deeply emotional ambient and atmospheric techno sounds, blended with dark synths and cinematic soundscapes.
“Ryoji Ikeda, Trent Reznor, Alva Noto, Ryuichi Sakamoto"
“I had a vision and a dream about it, but I personally didn't have the time to create it and so it fell to the side for a bit. My girlfriend and a bunch of artists friends who I truly respect, the ones with 20+ years experience who I knew were honest in what they were telling me, as well as the huge encouragement of my supporters, is what pushed me to finally open the label. I'm not opening the label with this motto of "I have to be the biggest and best label in the world. I have to be famous", if anything, it's the opposite mindset. I have over 37-hours of unreleased music, that's like 350 tracks. When it comes down to it, I haven't been able to find a home for my music, so why not create one myself?”
ORACOLO Records will focus on musical realms in dark, atmospheric techno, and cinematic ambient. Giving him the opportunity to showcase his unreleased music and much more. This is a huge milestone for SOEL as an artist.
“I hope the future releases of my label, my music, and the journeys I try to create each time through my sets, will reach more and more people around the world! The support and messages I receive every day and during each gig are truly indescribable. I do my best to interact with everyone who writes to me and/or comes to my gigs. I see every message, every comment, and it's what inspires me to keep doing what I love.”
“'Maisha', which means 'Life' in Swahili, was released on Recondite's label, Plangent Records at the end of 2017.”
"Absolutely, yes. I can't share the details just yet, but I will. I have some really interesting projects I'm working on. Some are quite different from what people are used to. But so far, this is one of the most creative projects to date. I can't wait to share more about it. I'll keep you updated!"
"I am playing my first live show next month, at a big festival with so many artists and friends, followed by my first South American tour, with debuts in Argentina, Chile, and Colombia. I'm also making a return to Asia which I first toured last year. I'm very excited about that."
SOEL continues his trip to the musical reality, with enthusiasm and rigor, giving his music around Europe, Egypt, Morocco, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Vietnam, Qatar, and North America. He will continue to travel the world and make new music stay tuned for more!