Roosevelt at The Jazz Cafe, London

German singer/producer Marius Lauber, better know as Roosevelt, has been making music since he was a boy, playing drums in his first teenage indie band dubbed Beat!Beat!Beat!. In 2013 he released his critically acclaimed debut EP ‘Elliot’. The lead single and EP title track of the same name was named as Pitchfork’s ‘Best New Track’. The producer has also made a name for himself with a number of remixes of indie tracks from the likes of Glass Animals, Truls and Sundara Karma.

Hosting Roosevelt for a special DJ set was Camden’s very own Jazz Cafe. The venue has become one of London’s most exciting live music venues winning multiple awards with a roster of acts that lean towards jazz and eclectic music styles. This fresh approach to a variety of genres has given the Jazz Cafe a reputation for the hosting the coolest things in live electronic music and different soulful jazzy beats. 

This platform allowed Roosevelt to do his thing; his talents as an amicable DJ, not just a song writer, we’re proven tenfold. The Jazz Cafe’s central glitter ball hung overhead, a sentiment to music of all genres. The young producer’s set varied between techno and house. Attendees’ ears were greeted with fulfilling driving basslines and beats that made it impossible not to move your feet. Roosevelt’s choices of songs came with a particular style and sound, which emulated his own musical productions. A particular highlight was the inclusion of production/DJ duo Dusky’s tech banger ‘Vanishing Point’. 

To come across a night of such high quality underground dance music is a rarity and with bookings like a DJ set from Roosevelt, The Jazz Cafe will sure to have us return. A must visit London music venue!


Tobi Stidolph

Press Manager & inSYNC Writer


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