French lynchpins Yoyaku have always lead from the front when it comes to music, design, and events and their new venture alongside Chapelle XIV aims to take this ethos further. Springing up from the derelict warehouse landscape of Saint-Denis Centrale 93 is a project led by Yoyaku and Chapelle XIV who are two sides of the same creative family.
These two factions are responsible for some of the finest music as well impressively forward-thinking design efforts and with the area being totally refurbished Centrale 93 will act as a crossroads for local musicians and artists alike. The musical programming of the project will be taken care of by Yoyaku and the focus will be firmly placed on local artists both emerging and established.
As well as the arts being given a place to flourish and grow there will also be ample space for some of the best events in France. With the obvious party chops that Yoyaku and Chapelle possess there will be a number of top flight parties and festivals making an appearance at Centrale93. Kicking off their opening weekend on Saturday, July 3rd will see an extended b2b set from Yoyaku homeboys Varhat and Janaret. The very next day there will be a Sunday session with Yoyaku x Pieces where they will present another open-air event with Traumer, Roger Gerressen and a host of other top selectors.
Due to COVID-19 the planned Yoyaku All Stars x Ricardo Villalobos Airdrome event was sadly shelved. However, this event will now take place at Centrale93. As well as the Chilean maestro, there will also be a hand-picked array of Yoyaku artists that includes Cabanne, Janaret, Lowris, and Varhat. The venue will also be the upcoming center point for the return hook-up with influential festival Mutek. The purely open-air venue will be the perfect place to house multi-disciplinary events that combine, food, music, art, and of course creative heads the world over. For anybody that has been to any Yoyaku events or even their record stores will be familiar with their attention to detail and Centrale93 aims to be no different.
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