Thursday, December 6, 2012

Marc Romboy and Ken Ishii 'Taiyo' - coming February on Systematic

Marc Romboy & Ken Ishii - Taiyo
Systematic Recordings
Release date: 8 February, 2013

You don't need to be in the same studio or club, or even the same continent to experience a musical connection; regardless of distance, you recognise the click instantaneously.  

Some 7000 kilometres divide techno master craftsmen Marc Romboy and Ken Ishii, but that didn't prevent them uniting to produce Taiyo (Japanese for 'sun', the origin of everything), an album that is as much about the duo's shared musical vision, as the inevitable flicker of creative conflict that marks collaborations of this nature. Indeed, to Romboy and Ishii, the challenge of balancing these subtle differences lies at the core of album and where the most interesting and unexpected sonic ideas are spawned.  

Over seven tracks the pair combines to craft an album of intricate next-level techno, simultaneously creative in its sound design and with enough drive to excite a dancefloor, proving distance is no barrier when two such superbly talented musical alchemists undertake a collaboration.


As electronic music talent goes, both artists enjoy stunning pedigrees and a sixth sense for production. Romboy has been active in the industry for almost twenty years, as an acclaimed producer, DJ and label owner, first heading up prolific underground imprint Le Petit Prince throughout the '90s, before birthing Systematic Recordings, the label he owns and A&Rs today. Internationally revered, Romboy issues releases from lofty names such as Robert Babicz, Steve Lawler, Ripperton, Stephan Bodzin and more on the label. Additionally, he's also released cuts on Ovum, Tronic, Simple, Herzblut Recordings, among others

Ken Ishii is inarguably one of Japan's most respected and innovative techno artists, while being a producer whose influence and reach extends far beyond the dancefloor. Such is his standing, that In 1998, he was chosen to produce the official theme song for the Winter Olympics in Nagano, while two years later in 2000, he was nominating for a Japanese Academy Award for his work on the soundtrack of hit Japanese movie Whiteout.  

Throughout his career, the artist has created music for video games, designed an exclusive 12.2 sound system that featured at the World Expo in Aichi, Japan in 2005, all the while enjoying a career in dance music stretching back 20 years to his seminal releases on R & S in the early 90s.
Together the pair has created a work that represents the ying and yang of techno; west meets east; atmosphere meets groove-ridden dancefloor precision; contrasting, yet harmonious, and a pure trip for the mind and eardrums.   

Track by track breakdown of Taiyo by Ken Ishii 

01. Gosa:

"This is a Japanese word that means an error or an (acceptable) error range. When two men collaborate on something there must be an error between them to some extent, but this error makes what comes out of it interesting and different. Our collaboration is all about
this. We combined the expected and the unexpected coming out of each of us and made a subtle balance in them. Then we got this album, which I can describe as a real and creative techno album."

02. Seiun:  
"This is also a Japanese word, means a galaxy or a nebula. I was thinking about UR's X-101 and 102 [Underground Resistance] when I was working the parts and loops for this track. Time, space and techno."

03. Helium:  
"Probably the most atmospheric track on this album. We added some oriental touches to the atmosphere."

04. Dopplereffekt:  
"Marc's arpeggios work nicely to give this track a driving feel!"

05. Suisei:  
"This is another Japanese word which means a comet. Spacey and dramatic track that sounds like a comet coming and disappearing."

06. Taiyo:  
"This means the sun in Japanese. It was actually the track Marc and I started our collaboration off with. We instantly clicked with each other and decided to do a whole album consequently. I love this track's contrast between the beats and the pads, like yin and yang."

07. Der Strand:  
"This track and Helium are sister songs, a kind of reprise of Helium. The lovely beach ambience comes from Marc's good memory."

For more press info, contact Clare Dickins:

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Dan Ghenacia ep review in Vicious mag Spain

Ralf Kollman mix for Ransom Note

Anja Schneider and Sebo K interview eachother for datatransmission

Label-mates Anja Schneider and Sebo K are set to play what looks to be one hell of a party for the 'Mobilee Warehouse Session' that is taking place on December 8th at The Siddings in London Bridge. For a little bit of fun, we thought interesting twist to have them interview one another, instead of us... enjoy.

Carl Craig interview in The Guardian

Dan Ghenacia ep review on Ibiza Voice

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dan Ghenacia top five Circo loco at DC10 tracks

After years of playing as resident for Circo Loco at DC10, Parisian house don Dan Ghenacia shares his favourite floor-moving cuts to have roused the club. Read on....

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Dan Ghenacia - November news

Dan Ghenacia, behind the new DJ outfit and record label, Apollonia, alongside Shonky and Dyed Soundorom, is coming to the USA on a five date tour, starting November 15th.

Having recently completed his summer residency at Circo Loco at DC10, where he has been resident since 2001 - arguably one of the most sought after residencies on the planet - the Parisian DJ is coming stateside, to the place where his passion for deep house music originally began...

Ghenacia's tour dates take in US cities, San Francisco, LA, New York and Miami.

Full tour dates:
15th November: Vessel, San Francisco
16th November:  verboten at SRB, Brooklyn, NYC
23rd November: Treehouse, Miami
30th November: Sound, LA
8th December: UR1 Festival, Circo Loco Stage, Miami



Dan Ghenacia
'Trax On Da Road' EP (Apollonia)
A1. Manhattan 85
B1. Acid walk
B2. Da Doo Da

Following the summer 2012 bomb 'Close To The Edge', a collaboration between Ghenacia and  Shonky, Ghenacia returns on December 4th to release his first solo EP for imprint Apollonia. 'Trax On Da Road' is a three part EP with which Ghenacia demonstrates his aptitude for big beats to soulful vocals, that above all will have you dancing.

For full Dan Ghenacia tour dates and release news, check:

free download of Rodriguez Jr on ahead of London Warehouse party with mobilee on December 8th

Monday, November 12, 2012

Ray Okpara interview on

Carl Craig interview on Dubspot TV

Carl Craig talks about his early days as a producer and DJ; his approach to DJing and production and the influence of innovative pioneers like Derrick May; producing tracks using vintage equipment like the Prophet 600 synthesizer and a four-track recorder; and combining digital audio technology with hardware and analog equipment. He also discusses Apple's Logic Pro, using plug-ins to mimic hardware compressors, performing live under the alias 69 and revisiting his early classics. He leaves us with some invaluable advice for young up-and-coming artists: "always learn from the elders - doesn't matter what kind of music they do, they've been through it - but also watch the young guys."

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Carl Craig in Fact Mag's top remix list

Apollonia Top Ten chart

1-Dan Ghenacia-Trax on da Road-Apollonia
2-Terrence Terry & Hanfry Martinez-Sunday Gathering(Dyed Soundorom Remix)
3-Obsolete Music Technology-Metropolitan View-Dolly
4-Schatrax-The Almighty-Fear of Flying
5-Oscar Schubak & Eli Verveine-Ness-Tardis
6-Paranoid London-Parsi Dubs1-Paranoid Londo,n
7-alejandro mosso /nightwalker / airdrop
8-The Mole-If I had a nickel-Maybe Tomorrow
9Le Loup-4 My Homie-Eklo
10-Low Jack-Slow DanceEp-Low Jack

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

SCNTST Beatport char and DJ Mag weekly feature ahead of I Love Techno

DJ Mag One Page feature on I Love Techno

Benga intervoew on Pulse Radio

I Love Techno charts on Beatportal from Boys Noize, Erol Alkan and more!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Listen Again to Josh Wink talking about his favourite tracks on Pete Tong

Halloween at Sankeys Ibiza

Saturday Sankeys - Winter Saturdays at Sankeys Ibiza

Josh Wink mix of the day on Electronic Beats

Dan Ghenacia DJ Spain podcast

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Drumcode Halloween Fright Night: 27th October - Adam Beyer and more...

LWE presents: Drumcode Halloween Fright Night
Saturday 27th October: 10pm to 6am
Great Suffolk Street Warehouse, SE1 0NS
Arch 1: Adam Beyer, Maetrik, Joseph Capriati, Alan Fitzpatrick + support from Rejam, Jack Doyle & NPD 
Arch 2: Pan-Pot, Nicole Moudaber + support from Magma

And! Afterparty now announced at Cable, info: 


Adam Beyer returns to London to celebrate Halloween with a very special Drumcode warehouse party. Once again London Warehouse Events will be taking over the cavernous old railway arches of Great Suffolk Street for what will be a very special night of tricks, treats and Drumcode techno!

It is with great pleasure we announce the full lineup and we all think it's something pretty special. Making their Drumcode debuts are two of techno's most in demand artists... Maetrik and Pan Pot. These guys are joined by Drumcode residents Joseph Capriati and Alan Fitzpatrick as well as special guest, Nicole Moudaber.
Maetrik (DJ set)

Eric Estornel, known as Maceo Plex or Maetrik, has been causing large ripples in the dance scene over the last year. He is making incredible leaps and strides releasing some of the most devastating yet unique music we've seen in a while and his mixes are addictive. Eric has released on labels like Cocoon, Drumcode, Audiomatique, Crosstown Rebels, Dumb Unit and Mothership, not to mention a slew of amazing remixes for the likes of Morcheeba, John Digweed, Robert Babicz, Max Cooper, Martin Eyerer, Mandy & Bookashade and Timo Maas to name just a few. If you haven't already heard of this legend in the making then you will have done very soon. One not to be missed...

Pan-Pot are ceaselessly working and endlessly inventive with DJ sets unconstrained by boundaries; traversing techno, house and everything in between. Once you've experienced Pan-Pot's colossal, haunting soundscapes you will never forget them. Their vision, passion, and love of music continues to drive Pan-Pot in all that they continue to do, and all that will come.

Early Birds       - £15 + bf SOLD OUT
Advanced         - £20 + bf SOLD OUT
Standard          - £25 + bf LAST REMAINING TICKETS ON SALE NOW  

Exclusive Stacey Pullen interview on Pulse Radio

Monday, October 22, 2012

Sven Vath on Pete Tong

Listen again to Sven Vath on Pete Tong doing a Hot Mix and interview, ahead of the Cocoon Heroes London 'Into The Magic' on December 1st:

Stream Carl Craig on Mixmag TV

Carl Craig took the people of Village Underground on a journey through the music of Detroit on Friday night for the Mixmag LIVE event.

If you missed the chance to be there, you can watch it again here:

Friday, October 19, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

Boys Noize Tools and tracks interview on Beatportal

Resident Advisor newspiece for Ray Okpara album release on Mobilee

Pulse Radio review of I Love Techno mixed by Erol Alkan

essential ibiza review of sankeys ibiza closing party

Nowamuzkya poland review of erol alkan i love techno

Erol Alkan interview on Soudnwall Italy

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Mixmag Live presents Carl Craig - Friday October 19th @ Village Underground

LWE presents SIDEXSIDE Part 1 - Horse Meat Disco SXS Danny Krivit - Saturday 13 October


Part 1 - Horse Meat Disco SXS Danny Krivit
Saturday 13 October
Factory 7, 13 Hearn St Shoreditch, EC2A 3LS

LWE presents SIDEXSIDE - a three part series of contemporary music events that create DJ partnerships that will excite, challenge and inspire

SIDEXSIDE is a celebration of DJs and the power of shared creativity that drives our scene forward. The concept is very simple: Two artists sharing an entire night of music, playing together; side by side. With an eight-hour night as their ‘blank canvas’, the DJs have time to push boundaries, to dig deeper into their record collections, pulling out classics, dancefloor destroyers, hidden treasures and even a few guilty pleasures along the way.

Now into their eighth year, Horse Meat Disco have continued to lead the way with packed residencies at HQ at The Eagle in London’s Vauxhall, Lux in Lisbon and with the Tape organisation in Berlin. Inspired by the music and inclusive ethos of New York’s club scene during the ’70s and ’80s, Horse Meat Disco have garnered a unique reputation for amazing parties and unmatchable sets, the quartet of DJs each mixing their own individual quality blend of disco juice with all manner of dancefloor fillers: be it punk funk, italo, house, electric bangers or plain old oddities!

HMD will perform alongside New York legend Danny Krivit, his list of residencies and associations demonstrates every ounce of his legendary status. Danny Krivit is the don behind the immensely popular 718 Sessions and one-third of the Body & Soul collective. He started DJing at age 14 and learned from all the greats, including James Brown, David Mancuso and Larry Levan and became famous for his funk, soul, and disco edits (under the Mr. K name). Expect Danny to dig through his enormous record collection to deliver an inspirational insight to one of house music’s living legends.

The collision and combination of Horse Meat Disco and Danny Krivit sharing an entire night of music is something that has certainly got us excited. Now where are my dancing shoes?

Horse Meat Disco DJ mag mix on DJ 

Danny Krivit interview on Ransom Note

Spoonfed editor’s pick of the week:

And! Checkfor an exclusive 2 for 1 ticket link: Promocode: sidexside

Listings info

SideXSide Part 1 - Horsemeat Disco SXS Danny Krivit
13 October, 2012
Venue:  Factory 7, 13 Hearn St Shoreditch, EC2A 3LS
Tickets priced £15-20 - on sale now

** SideXSide Part 2 - Justin Martin sxs Redlight / Crucifix Lane / Friday 19 October

** SideXside Part 3 - Nina Kraviz sxs DJ Stingray / Village Underground / Saturday 20 October

Horse Meat Disco podcast on DJ Mag

Ahead of Horse Meat Disco meets Danny Krivit SideXSide - this weekend in London

Monday, October 8, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

Cassy Mix and interview on DJ Mag

Cassy Mix and interview on DJ Mag ahead of cocoon Heroes London on December 1st:

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Interview with A-Trak ahead of I Love Techno 2012

Interview with A-Trak ahead of I Love Techno 2012 - 10.11.12 - in Ghent, Belgium:
- for full line-ups go to

interview with Dave Clarke ahead of I love techno 2012 - 10.11.12 in Belgium:

interview with Dave Clarke ahead of I love techno 2012 - 10.11.12 in Belgium:
for full line-ups check:

Bugged Out! bring Basement Jaxx to Sankeys Ibiza tonight!

DJ Mag review of I Love Techno - mixed by Erol Alkan

DJ Mag feature on Cocoon Heroes London - Into the MAGIC - December 1st

Sankeys Ibiza ‘24’ - Closing Parties - Part 1 & 2 - Tuesday October 9th & Wednesday October 10th

Press Release
Sankeys Ibiza ‘24’ - Closing Parties
Part 1 & 2 - Tuesday October 9th &  Wednesday October 10th     

     “In all the years I have promoted club nights, in all the clubs around the world - Sankeys UK, Ministry of Sound, Pacha Ibiza and The Hacienda - I have never ever promoted or been associated with a club event of this magnitude. Sankeys 24 is the best line up I have put together in a nightclub during my career. I think the line-ups speak for themselves and we are so excited. As a pair the two parties have a real magical feel to them and could be something people will talk about in years to come. The special guests for the Tuesday we are holding back, but no one is going to be disappointed... We want to keep some things under our hats, so we will release names on Sunday 7th, Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th via . We are also going to reinvent every area of the club with subtle touches to enhance the experience. This party is going to be designed to blow everyone’s minds and finish the Ibiza season on a high. We will be the 24-hour party people.” - David Vincent, Sankeys Ibiza


To celebrate the success of the 2012 season, the massive Sankeys Ibiza 24 Closing Parties will be dropping on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th October. In keeping with the club’s tradition of showcasing the finest forward-thinking artists both established and emerging, while always delivering world-class party vibes, Sankeys Ibiza 24 will see a ‘best of’ selection of 24 DJs and live acts, so many of whom have contributed to the club’s stunning sophomore year on the island, with a few new faces included too, adding spice to the mix.   

Part 1 (October 9th) - sees the line-up on the darker, more tech-orientated tip, with Tiefschwarz joining VIVa Warriors Darius Syrossian and Luis Groove behind the decks, whilst Leftroom boss and Carnival regular, Matt Tolfrey, steps up alongside Fuse head honcho Enzo Siragusa and Guti (Live), amongst others. An additional three special guests will be announced via on Sunday 7th, Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th October.

Part 2 (October 10th) - from the white-hot house styling’s of Diynamic pair Solomun and H.O.S.H, who will be playing back to back in the Sankeys basement alongside Jackathon’s Heidi and man-of-the-moment Miguel Campbell, to a classic set of acid house from the legendary Todd Terry, alongside Sankeys favourites Cajmere and DJ Sneak, not forgetting long-standing Sankeys Manchester resident Ellesse. Part 2 celebrates house music in all its variant forms. Revered label Wolf + Lamb host proceedings in Spektrum, offering a contrasting sonic vibe with Soulclap, Baby Prince of Wolf + Lamb and more.    

--- Sankeys Ibiza 2012 round-up --   
What a year it’s been for Sankeys Ibiza. From new kid on the block to arguably the most buzz-worthy partying locale on the island, the club has enjoyed a truly stellar sophomore year on the White Isle.   
Whether it be Solomun’s Diynamic Neon Nights parties that according to Essential Ibiza had the “best atmosphere that we’ve experienced in a club so far this summer” and whose success was typified by Solomun taking out the ‘Best Producer’ category at the 2012 DJ Awards in Ibiza this year. Or the Steve Lawler-led VIVa Warriors resplendent in headbands and war paint, who rapidly built up a cult-like following similar to that of the famous 1979 Walter Hill film they took creative inspiration from, leading Ibiza Spotlight to recently claim the parties were “bigger, better and dirtier than before”.
Watch Diynamic mid-season special HERE 

Watch VIVa Warriors mid-season special HERE

Traditionally the quietest period of the clubbing week on the island, Sankeys Ibiza also added fire to Saturday nights with their flagship night, Carnival. Every week resident Bones, plus regulars and special guests led by the likes of Matt Tolfrey, Miguel Campbell, Heidi and DJ Sneak have delivered the finest in future-facing house, techno and electronica, ensuring the party is very much in session every Saturday.

Watch Carnival end-of-season special HERE

After a round of successful guest spots at Sankeys Ibiza in 2011, Enzo Siragusa also brought his ever-popular Fuse nights back to the club. This time the London clubbing institution hosted throwdowns on both Monday and Tuesdays throughout the season and built on a growing following to consistently deliver outstanding parties. RA liked what they saw and applauded the night for the “loyalty of its fans” and “top-notch” music after attending a Fuse event last month.

Read RA’s review of Fuse HERE

Tuesday 9 October - PART 1:
Alex Picone
Antonio Piacquadio
Darius Syrossian
Enzo Siragusa
Luis Groove
Matt Tolfrey
Shlomi Aber
Special Guest 1
Special Guest 2
Special Guest 3

Wednesday 10 October - PART 2:

Solomun & H.O.S.H (Back to Back)
Miguel Campbell

Todd Terry (Acid House Set)
DJ Sneak

SPEKTRUM presents
Soul Clap
Baby Prince of Wolf + Lamb
No Regular Play (live)
Nick Monaco

For more press information contact:
Clare Dickins: 
Kim Booth:

Sankeys Ibiza
Carrer de les Alzines 5, Playa d’en Bossa, Ibiza
€35 in advance or €49 combined part 1 and part 2 tickets until end of month/ more on the door
Nights of Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th October
Times TBC     

*** Please check  for info on events leading up to the closing also - including Bugged Out! Mulletover, Carnival closing and more...    

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Josh Wink plays ENTER at Space - Tonight!

Joining Richie Hawtin, Dubfire and more!

Pooldisco at Ushuaia Ibiza - Closing Party - Saturday 8th September

POOLDISCO @ Ushuaia Ibiza - CLOSING PARTY - 8th September
Dan Beaumont & Hannah Holland and more...
5pm - midnight  


Flamboyant party hosts, music by DJ Severino and friends, inflatable pink flamingos, a poolside wedding chapel with transvestite faux ministers and the first appearance from New York club icon Susanne Bartsch... Adding something a little different to the Ibiza mix, Pooldisco has bought it's unique East London flavour to Ibiza with a bang this summer.  

For the closing party this Saturday - September 8th - East London's celebrated DJs Dan Beaumont and Hannah Holland join Pooldisco resident DJ ONNO, and Ushuaia's Raul Rodriguez and Paul Reynolds.  

Dan Beaumont, creator of the trendsetting Dalston Superstore venue and Disco Bloodbath parties, produced THIS recently with UK club legend Terry Farley, he also runs 'Paris Acid Ball' with Hannah Holland; East London's cult basement house party combining the best vintage big room trax, acid thunder and sounds that take you deep in vogue... Holland started as resident DJ for legendary East London parties Mulletover, and Trailer Trash, before going on to play at Bugged Out, The Warehouse Project in Manchester, and The Arches in Glasgow and now runs her own Batty Bass label and club night.

Pooldisco, its creator Mark Herman, and resident model hosts Tamer Wilde, Johanna Londinium, Tristan Temple, and crowd controller, Roy Inc The MC (minus Viktoria Modesta who will be appearing in the Paralympics closing ceremony with Coldplay) will be celebrating the end of a successful season with their larger-than-life costumes and performances this Saturday... 


Pooldisco is indelibly leaving its East London stamp on the white isle and the party has found fame as one of the coolest weekly events of 2012.

Check here for a link to Severino's latest DJ mix for Pooldisco:

Pooldisco @ Ushuaia Ibiza 

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