With the arrival of summer, the Algarve is once again a favourite place to receive great international guests of electronic music. Following the fashion of the sunsets, LX Music will hold three events at the 40 Degrees Vilamoura club this summer – to provide “the best sunsets this summer” – on July 20, August 13 and 22. The headliner for the first event is the German Anja Schneider.

DJ, producer, radio broadcaster and label boss of her Sous Music, Anja is one of the most tireless faces in the world underground scene. In 2017, she abandoned the long project of her mobilee imprint, to give birth to Sous Music, where, according to her own, she feels more comfortable to explore her creativity and freedom. The most immediate result was the album SoMe, released in November of that year, widely acclaimed by DJ Mag (album of the month) and Mixmag, who considered it “a seamless, soulful blend of underground house and techno”. Schneider also has a longstanding reputation on the radio and is responsible for inspiring a new generation of Berlin DJs with her Dance Under the Blue Moon program, airing for 17 years on Fritz Radio. Among the names she inspired are Maya Jane Coles, Solomun and Nicole Moudaber. Her style approaches Berlin techno, which, moreover, Anja helped to form: many claps and snares to give a more danceable touch to the beats, typical house melodies, coupled with fading vocals and sometimes disruptive and obscure chords.

Anja Schneider returns to Portugal for the first of these three events, having last played at Lick club, also in Vilamoura, in April this year. Accompanying her will be the national talents Trigger, Midinoize and Xminder AKA Schmïnder. Tickets are available, between €12.50 and €20, on the official website of LX Music.

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