Quarion

Retreat | Drumpoet Community | Based in Berlin Germany

Yanneck Salvo by Jules Valeron  (6)
BIOGRAPHY

“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 critically acclaimed and cosmically-charged Knocking At The Door Of The Cosmos EP for Ripperton’s Tamed Musiq imprint, a deep tech workout remix 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 in 2005. 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.
The years since have been anything but uneventful. The descriptor “deep” may be oversubscribed in dance music, but never in Quarion’s case; he remained committed to unearthing moments of personal honesty while staying rooted in the vocabulary of his beloved Afro-American influences. After Karasu’s success led to him relocating 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; both of these labels remain his favourite outlets for the uniquely hypnotic house music that he creates to this day.
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, Chaton, Oliver Deutschmann and John Daly. In more recent years, Quarion reworks have lit up the sets and charts of his peers and heroes once again, with fresh remixes commissioned by Chopstick & JonJon and George Fitzgerald’s imprint 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. His longtime admiration for dub-laced grooves and Detroit deepness led to a career-defining German tour with Motor City greats Theo Parrish and Omar-S, and Chicago’s legendary Robert Owens. This was only surpassed in 2014 with the fifth birthday of Retreat that comprised a European tour with Session Victim, and an album-length instalment of the label’s ongoing Treats compilation series. 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.

SELECTED PRODUCTIONS

Monolith – Innervisions 2016

Funkhaus Phantoms – Tamed Musiq 2016

Busted Moniker EP – Retreat 2015

Chopstick & Johnjon – Run Slowly (Quarion Remix) – Suol 2014

Jerome Cohen -The Wind (Quarion Remix) – Apersonal 2014

J.E.E.P. – Answering Machine (Quarion Remix) – Carry On 2014

Sunday Night EP – Drumpoet Community 2014

Shale Gas EP – Muhk 2014

Love And Mercy – Rainfall (Quarion Remix) – Man Make Music 2013

Shifts In The Environment EP – Retreat 2013

John Osborn – Lord Of The Last Days (Quarion Remix) – Jackoff 2012

John Daly – Meltdown (QRN RMX) – One Track 2011

Moons Around Jupiter EP – Retreat 2010

Chaton – +91 Ahead Session 4 (Quarion RMX) – Plak 2010

Pepper Candy – Retreat 2010

James Blonde & Oliver Deutschmann – Milanese (Quarion RMX) – Flakplatz Limitiert 2010

Dusty Fingers EP – Retreat, 2009

Dirt Crew – Soundwave – Dirt Crew 2009

Jagged – Hello Kool Nice (Quarion RMX) – Quintessentials 2008

The Workout EP – Drumpoet Community 2008

Jennifer Cardini – Feeling Strange (includes Quarion RMX of “May I”) – Kompakt 2008

Takin’ No Shorts – Perspectiv 2008

Jamie Lloyd – May I? (Quarion RMX) – Future Classic 2008

M.A.N.D.Y. – Fabric 38 (includes Crowdpleaser RMX of “Karasu”) – Fabric 2007

Booka Shade – DJ Kicks (includes “Karasu” and “Play Your Part”) – K7 2007

Alex Attias pres. Mustang – Finding Who We Are (Quarion RMX) – Compost BlackLabel 2007

Karasu EP – Drumpoet Community 2006

Snax & Ianeq – It Ain’t Love/Fill Me Up EP – Get Physical 2006

Enterplay – Water & Dust CD & EP samplers – Arm Records 2005

Ianeq – Reset/Snow Flakes Hesitate EP – A Few Among Others 2004

Ianeq – The Light/Electric Thoughts EP – Mental Groove 2003

NEWS

2016 has proven to be another milestone in Quarion’s 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 critically acclaimed and cosmically-charged Knocking At The Door Of The Cosmos EP for Ripperton’s Tamed Musiq imprint as well as panoramic reworks for Session Victim, Kim Brown and Sumo. The Swiss producer is also enjoying a busy touring schedule with recent highlights including DJ sets at Concrete and Culture Box as well as hardware-only live performances in Panorama Bar and Zukunft.

DATES

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