As RA stated several years ago, it was once the case that artists like Herodot were not so well known outside of their Romania's borders—but it's a different case today. Alongside artists like Cristi Cons, Vlad Caia (together known as SIT), Barac, Priku, Alexandra, and a handful of others, Herodot has followed in footsteps of Raresh, Rhadoo, and Petre in becoming a regular name across Europe and North America. His addition to London's Toi Toi Musik roster alongside Daniel Bell, Akufen, and Ion Ludwig is symbolic of this progression.
Like many of his Romanian peers, his sound is rooted in groove, intricacy, and minimalism. In addition to this, he works as a sound engineer and promoter. He also runs the Unanim label with Piticu. In advance of his performance at this week's fabric x Toi Toi event in Barcelona, Spain, where he will perform alongside Craig Richards, Margaret Dygas, Rhadoo, and Ion Ludwig, Herodot shared a rare live recording, open to download via the WeTransfer button below.
When and where was the mix recorded?
The mix was recorded at the tribe in Amsterdam on May 12. This is an extract, the last hour of my three-hour set.
Could you tell us a bit about the mix? And what made this set particularly special?
Tribe as a party has a really cool bunch of people around it, they are young and full of energy, great dancefloor, and vibe.
What have you got planned for 2018?
I am playing many Romanian festivals during the summer, exploring the beautiful nature here while playing and dancing to music, bliss, I am really looking forward to that. I just did a three-month tour from South America all the way up to Canada via Central America and USA, so it feels good to spend the summer at home.