A word with Cleveland & Rey Colino

May 14 2019

Good friends who share a vision for sound and taste. Andrea Mancini aka Cleveland and Colin Volvert aka Rey Colino don’t need an introduction to each other when we meet in anticipation of their curated night at C12. “Off the record, I’m doing this because I want Cleveland to release on my label Kalahari Oyster Cult”, Colin jokes. “Show me the contract first”, Andrea hits back. Friday night will be without a doubt an entertaining night, offering a line-up curated by Cleveland in C11 and a Kalahari Oyster Cult label night in C12. Who did they invite and what’s cooking lately in their worlds?

Andrea is a born and raised Luxembourger from an Italian family. He moved to Brussels to study, first political science and later art school. When discovering electronic music and club culture, he started dj’ing and producing music. Since his Travelguide EP on Oscar Offerman’s White label in 2014, he added two releases on John Talabot’s Hivern Discs and two on Loverfinger’s ESP institute, before finishing his first large project just last week: nDSi, a 2xEP collection of seven track on Hivern Discs.

Andrea: “It’s the second time I get to invite dj’s I admire in C12. The first night about a year ago was at the very beginning of the club and the vibe and dj-sets by Powder and Nosedrip were amazing, so we had to do it again. For the occasion I’m inviting Upsammy from Holland. She is a resident at De School in Amsterdam and released astounding music on Whities and Nous Klaer. Next to her Leif will perform, who is part of the Freerotation crew and an avid producer. “

Colin is a born and raised Brusseleir, who moved to Amsterdam about four years ago for his girlfriend and a masters degree in communication sciences. While writing his thesis he reached out to record shop Bordello A Parigi for an internship and not long after completing his thesis, he found himself behind the counter of the Amsterdam institution. Electronic music drew him away from a career in business statistics, starting not one but two labels: the reissue imprint Attic Salt Discs and Kalahari Oyster Cult.

Colin: “My first guest is Roza Terenzi from Australia. She released her Mwah EP on my label last year and C12 will be her first gig of a long summer tour. Also billed is Urulu from California USA, who is also at the start of his tour. They are excellent dj’s and very eager to play at C12.”

Both Andrea & Colin prefer to push artists who are breaking through, just as they themselves are causing sensory pleasures worldwide with their strong creative visions and cutting edge sounds. No better place than our C12 in Brussels to set as crossroads for their bonding worlds.  

Words by: Koen Galle