When the invite came from CEBIT, it was clear that Cirque Électrique would play there. "It's an honour for us to be named on the same posters as artists like Digitalism or personalities like the Shazam founder Chris Bartok. This means that Cirque Électrique has reached a new high, and we have a chance to become known at a national level.The invitation to CEBIT is a great stamp of approval for us", says Robert Alves, one of the initiators.
Nor was it a deal breaker that the DJ sets are taking place in the afternoons, and not peak party time in the evenings. The collective actually confirmed this with their decision. "Many open-air electro events start in the afternoon. Of course, it's a different sound than at night in a club. We want to create a relaxed vibe with our music at CEBIT, and above all, bring people together. That’s our aim, and so far, we’ve managed it quite well", says Robert Kluge, co-founder of Cirque Électrique. Since the start of the week, over ten DJ's have been delivering sensitive electro sound in 4/4 time. The range is wide and varied, and you can't force it into a sub-genre. It ranges from Deep and Tech, all the way to Progressive House. But the transitions are so fluid, that even diehard electro connoisseurs can’t split the beats up. Once the last bass notes have rung out over CEBIT, Cirque Électrique will start preparing for the second highlight of the year, the Festival in a Festival at the Fête de la Musique on June 21st. After that, the individual artists will leave the collective and devote themselves to their own projects.
Cirque Électrique is a convergence of Hanover electro labels. The project is in its fifth year and meets up annually at the Fête de la Musique. Selected DJ’s include Kollektiv Upperground, Igor the Koi & Benny Ferkel, Taler & Kubiak.