Patience and groove with one of Romania’s top duos.

How do you nail a back-to-back DJ set? Ask Robert Precup and Silviu Sandu, who have been playing together most weekends for the past ten years. As Livio & Roby, the duo have released popular tech house and minimal on labels such as Vakant, Desolat and Cécille, specialising in a deep and detailed sound suited to late-hour dance floors. They draw from a similar aesthetic in their DJ sets, which is where their chemistry is best showcased. Rolling and well-paced, their appearances together demonstrate a special understanding of patience and steady groove, which is all the more impressive when there are two people choosing the tracks. RA’s Matt Unicomb visited Livio & Roby’s Bucharest studio to find out what it’s like to be part of a DJ duo and learn more about the fertile Romanian house and techno scene from which they have emerged.




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