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Podcast 422: Livio & Roby

Robert Precup and Silviu Sandu serve up 60 minutes of irresistible minimalist beats.


In our recent article on the thriving Romanian scene, we highlighted Robert Precup and Silviu Sandu (a.k.a. Livio & Roby) as two artists to have tread their own unique path out of Bucharest, towards global success. For over a decade now, they have been the production team behind a wealth of sophisticated house-esque releases (as well as working alongside George G under the Premiesku alias), crafting a sound distinct from the more lo-fi, minimal constructions typically associated with the region. Naturally, it didn’t take long before they were picked up by some of the genre’s heavyweights, such as Loco Dice for Desolat, as well as releasing on the likes of Cécile, Vakant and Drumma.

It isn’t just for their productions that the pair are famed, though—both at home in Romania or further afield, they have taken their live shows and DJ sets to clubs both big and small for as long as they have been releasing their own tracks. This week’s podcast is an example of their DJing prowess, as Precup and Sandu take to the decks for an exposition of the kind of four-to-the-flour beats they are now famed for. Expect plenty of chunky kicks and hi-hats to match, with the duo rolling through an hour of seamless blends that show their years of experience.

XLR8R Podcast 422: Livio & Roby by Xlr8r on Mixcloud

XLR8R Podcast 422: Livio & Roby by Xlr8r on Mixcloud

01 Vlad Caia « Sidepoint » (unreleased)
02 Unknown « Untitled » (unreleased)
03 Funk E « ias 1000 v3 » edit (unreleased)
04 Faster « Bender Synth » (Bleu Ciel)
05 Fernando Costantini & Loquace « Warm Hearted » (Unreleased)
06 Pash N Lips « Capriole » (Sit Remix) (Mulen)
07 Melodie « Arpegiat » (free download)
08 Arapu « Rev Groove » (unreleased)
09 Sit « Step By Step » (Amphia)
10 Unknown « Untitled » (unreleased)
11 Unknown « Untitled » (unreleased)
12 Livio & Roby « Unreleased » (unreleased)
13 Unknown « Untitled » (unreleased)