Sebastien Devaud starts a tour during which he will share cabin and experiences with Âme, Dj Tennis, Maceo Plex, Scuba, Damian Lazarus, Oxia and John Talabot
In the 1990s, raves were a profession of faith and a declaration of principles for Sébastien Devaud aka Agoria. These massive, clandestine parties soon became a religion—the entire parish had to dance like there was no tomorrow. Those days are gone, but the spirit is still alive in the Agoria Invites sessions, in which the Dj and producer shares cabin with a guest. Besides this, Sébastien also has dinner, spends time in the backstage and even has breakfast in the morning with people from the crowd.
After a fruitful 2015 and a 2016 that is consolidating the event, Sébastien presents a series of summer dates that promise to be legendary. The tour kick starts in Lyon (We Are Reality) with an Âme live session full of Detroit-influenced deep house, accompanied by the Life and Death label’s capo, the multifaceted Italian Dj Tennis. The second stop this summer is Stage 2 at Off At Fòrum, again with Dj Tennis and with Oxia; alongside the chameleonic Damian Lazarus, that will demonstrate why he is one of the names with more pedigree in today’s electronic music scene; plus Scuba’s sharp, house-tinted techno and a live session by Jacques. A must-go electronic weekend event without a doubt!
The tour continues on July 8th at Marsella’s R2 with Hivern Discs’ boss John Talabot; on the 9th at Toulouse’s Bikini alongside Maceo Plex, one of the pioneers of underground house of the latest generation; on the 10th at Calvi On the Rocks Festival in Corsica, along with Barcelona-born John Talabot again and Parisian Jacques, who last year surprised us with his EP Tout Est Magnifique. In August, the Agoria Invites tour lands in Lisbon’s Brunch Electronik alongside Damian Lazarus, the boss of the cult Crosstown Rebels label.
As the bill shows, Agoria Invites usually starts with a live, Âme or Jacques in this occasion. Afterwards comes Sébastien’s session followed up by the guest DJ. Both will later come together in an unbeatable b2b. This invitation comes with advantages for the staunchest supporters: backstage access, dinner with the artists…
In Agoria’s words: “We were young rebels ready to battle the unknown. Those memories of our gang’s trips and my first teenage parties have left indelebile and founding imprints. In the mid 90s, the rave was my declaration of faith, my post Clearasil religion. After the first steps in this church, the music lover has evolved into an amazed and hedonist dancer. The Mass has been said. Agoria Invites isn’t a new rave but it was born there. Sharing the booth and proximity with my guest of course, but also and especially with the crowd. Alternatively invited to dinner, to settle in the backstages, or to enjoy breakfast. You are my guests.”
10/06/2016 : AI Âme Live & Dj Tennis @ We Are Reality / Lyon
19/06/2016 : AI Scuba, Damian Lazarus, Dj Tennis, Oxia, Jacques Live @ Off at Fòrum / Barcelona
08/07/2016 : AI John Talabot @ R2 / Marseille
09/07/2016 : AI Maceo Plex @ Bikini / Toulouse
10/07/2016 : AI Jacques Live & John Talabot @ Calvi On The Rocks / Corsica
21/08/2016 : AI Damian Lazarus @ Brunch Electronik / Lisboa