QUARION

  • Labels Drumpoet Community, Retreat
  • Based Berlin, Germany
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“For some reason,” says Yanneck Salvo, “after exactly 10 years of producing under the name, I feel that I’m coming back full circle to why I started Quarion in the first place“. Salvo’s production alias Quarion first emerged in 2006 with the spellbinding debut Karasu EP, which became the secret card up the sleeve of house heavyweights like Âme and Dixon. 2016 has proven to be another milestone in his ever- changing career; coming full circle with an invitation to join the esteemed Innervisions roster for its acclaimed Secret Weapons series, the release of the cosmically-charged Knocking At The Door Of The Cosmos EP on Ripperton’s Tamed Musiq imprint, a deep rework of Kim Brown’s Nabi, and further remix heat for Session Victim and Marbert Rocel.

Already a veteran of Swiss music’s cross-pollination back in 2006, with accolades across Nu Jazz, Techno and Hip-Hop beatsmithery, the genesis of Quarion stems from a life-changing tour of Japan. That eye-opening experience inspired a new widescreen perspective of expression, and revealed a specific devotion to deep dance music. « Karasu » laid down the blueprint signatures that would set Quarion apart over the next decade: loose-limbed precision, soaring melodic narratives, hypnotic rhythms that sit in the pocket yet fuel momentum with an organic flow.

After his relocation from Geneva to Berlin in 2007, a path was cleared for new ventures. Already a member of the closeknit Drumpoet Community crew, Quarion co-founded the vinyl-only Retreat imprint with his close friend Hauke Freer from Session Victim, both of these labels becoming the main outlets for his uniquely hypnotic house music.

After turning out a massive remix of Jamie Lloyd’s “May I“ on Future Classic in 2008, Quarion’s in- demand reworks have continued to breath fresh air into house and techno cuts by Dirt Crew, Agnes, Oliver Deutschmann or in more recent years for labels such as Suol or George Fitzgerald’s Manmakemusic.
A solid reputation as a deep-digging selector has followed Quarion since the very beginning, and taken his DJ sets to many corners of the globe. He held a longterm DJ residency at beloved Berlin nightspot Tape Club, while running the tiny but mighty Retreat parties in a small basement club in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district. DJing and touring occupied his nights, as bookings at About Blank (Berlin), Rex (Paris) and Womb (Tokyo) followed, alongside tours of USA, Australia and New Zealand. Now a well-heeled alumni of clubs such as Panorama Bar (Berlin), Concrete (Paris) and Zukunft (Zurich), Quarion regularly takes the stage for a passionate DJ set, or one of his hardware-only live performances.

11 Jan Paloma Bar, Berlin

2019
28 Dec Wilden Renate, Berlin
30 Nov Transformator, Wroclaw
21 Nov Zukunft, Zurich
20 Nov Folklor, Lausanne
04 Oct Paloma Bar, Berlin
24 Aug Open Air Salt & Jaeger, Oslo
21 Aug Café Fluß, Gothenburg
20 Jul Somewhere In The Distance, TBA
04 May Heideglühen, Berlin
30 Apr Wilden Renate, Berlin
22 Mar Kater Blau, Berlin
07 Feb Paloma, Berlin
01 Feb Wilden Renate, Berlin

2018

28 Dec Audio, Geneva
02 Oct Beate Uwe, Berlin
26 Sep Suicide Circus, Berlin
22 Sep Zukunft, Zurich
15 Sep Paloma, Berlin
04 Aug Tresor, Berlin
20 Jul Suicide Circus, Berlin
02 Jul IPSE, Berlin
16 Jun Folklor, Laussane
14 Jun Audio, Geneva
02 Jun Kater Blau, Berlin
24 May Five Miles, London
18 May Wilden Renate, Berlin
01 May Tanz Auf Der Spree, Berlin
17 Mar Rok, Lucerne
16 Mar Club Bellevue, Zurich
24 Feb Suicide Circus, Berlin
03 Feb Culture Box, Copenhagen
06 Jan Nitsa, Barcelona
20 Jan About Blank, Berlin

2017

02 Dec Sisyphos, Berlin
11 Nov Loopy, Hangzhou
10 Nov Social Room, Hong Kong
04 Nov Contact, Tokyo
02 Nov Cafe Domina, Nagoya
28 Oct Grießmühle, Berlin
13 Oct Das Lokal, Wroclaw
18 Aug Wilden Renate, Berlin
22 Jul K4 Garden, Szczecin
15 Jul Zukunft, Zurich
03 Jul IPSE, Berlin
23 Jun Headquarters, Singapore
17 Jun BEAM, Bangkok
01 Jun The Block, Tel Aviv
27 May Bakken, Copenhagen
22 Apr Panorama Bar, Berlin
01 Apr Futurum Music Bar, Prague
24 Mar Tante Emma & Cloud 9, Innsbruck
23 Feb Bar Club, Lausanne
30 Jan Tresor, Berlin

2016

31 Dec Zukunft, Zurich
30 Dec Elysia, Basel
23 Dec Wilden Renate, Berlin
03 Dec Culture Box, Copenhagen
24 Nov Roxy, Istanbul
11 Nov Away at About Blank, Berlin
10 Oct Tresor, Berlin
06 Oct Muting The Noise, Berlin
04 Sep Panorama Bar, Berlin
02 Sep Numerik Games Festival, Yverdon
01 Sep Silencio, Geneva
14 Aug Sweat Lodge @ Glazart, Paris
06 Aug Øuerschnitt Festival, Pfaffenhofen bei Kastl
23 Jul Bezdelniki, Saint Petersburg
16 Jul Gurten Festival, Zurich
27 Jun Tresor, Berlin
10 Jun 60Hz, Berlin
21 May Wilden Renate, Berlin
20 May Hive, Zurich
16 Apr La Kulture, Strasbourg
08 Apr Electric Garden & Theatre, Galway
26 Mar Culture Box, Copenhagen
18 Mar Motel Campo, Geneva
11 Mar Kater Blau, Berlin
24 Feb about blank, Berlin
20 Feb Wilde Renate, Berlin
05 Feb CO2, Nantes France
30 Jan About Blank, Berlin
23 Jan Concrete, Paris

2015

19 Dec Panorama Bar, Berlin
19 Nov Chalet, Berlin
06 Nov TBA, Freiburg Switzerland
05 Nov Zukunft, Zurich
28 Oct about blank, Berlin
23 Oct Badaboum, Paris
17 Oct Kater Blau, Berlin
28 Aug Prince Charles, Berlin
01 Aug Wilden Renate, Berlin
04 Jul Panorama Bar, Berlin
26 Jun Silencio, Geneva
06 Jun Cruquiusglide, Amsterdam
16 May Bar Romantica, Stuttgart
02 May About Blank, Berlin
27 Mar Fiesere Miese, Berlin
21 Mar Shelter, Avignon
30 Jan Chalet, Berlin
24 Jan Wilden Renate, Berlin
16 Jan FluxBau, Berlin

2014

25 Dec Zukunft, Zurich
24 Dec Motel Campo, Geneva
13 Dec Take It Easy, Milan
06 Dec Gaswerk, Weimar
15 Nov La Graviere, Geneva
08 Nov Farbfernseher, Berlin
25 Oct Le Barock, Lausanne
23 Oct Wilden Renate, Berlin
09 Oct CDR at Prince Charles, Berlin
04 Oct Chalet, Berlin
12 Sep Ritterbutzke, Berlin
31 Aug Retreat Soundsystem @ About Blank, Berlin
14 Aug ISPE, Berlin
18 Jul Omotesando Club, Tokyo
05 Jul Panorama Bar, Berlin
21 Jun Tanzcafe, Dortmund
13 Jun Logo, Lyon
28 May Retreat @ Badaboum, Paris
16 May Retreat @ Corsica Studios, London
09 May Retreat @ Golem, Hamburg
26 Apr Retreat @ Zukunft, Zurich
20 Apr Retreat @ Conne Island, Leipzig
19 Apr Retreat @ Sabotage, Dresden
11 Apr Retreat @ Prince Charles, Berlin
07 Mar Deli, Tel Aviv
08 Feb Chalet, Berlin
18 Jan Wilden Renate, Berlin