Sat 29 JUN – Sun jun 30
Awakenings Festival 2019
ROD is the newborn alter-ego of Rotterdam based Benny Rodrigues, currently one of the most popular and inspiring electronic music artists of the Netherlands. Known for his versatility, Benny has chosen this additional artist name to clearly define the more Techno oriented side of his musical identity.
ROD’s critically acclaimed debut-release ‘Malmok’ was released on Ben Klock’s Klockworks label and formed the start of a fruitful discog that reads very positively received releases on various renowned labels such as Chris Liebing’s CLR Recordings, Richie Hawtin’s M_nus Recordings and Adam Beyer's Drumcode Records.
Next to his praised original productions, ROD is also a well in demand remixer and has crafted ‘trademark ROD’ reworks for seminal Techno-classic such as ‘Slam- Positive Education’ (Soma) and Carl Craig's '69- Poi Et Pas' (Planet E) among others.
But above all ROD is known for his deeply rooted dj-sets, which bring him to many Techno-hotspots around the world, including Berlin’s iconic Berghain. During his highly regarded RODnacht events in Rotterdam, he usually and effortlessly plays long 8 hours marathon-sets, showcasing all the many shapes & forms Techno has to offer.
With his vast knowledge of music, his undying love for Techno and his sharp taste, ROD is firmly placing himself in the top tier of the new school generation of Techno artists.