After the last explosive June party, Loko is back on October 1st where I will be performing two DJ sets, the opening and the closing one. From press release; “As Loko founder and multi-faceted musician/DJ Othon loves to push the traditional ‘techno DJ’ envelope to the edge, we are also keen to play with form and push our own boundaries further in search of an ever greater party experience. Our aim for October is to create an innovative, seamless and unconventional 6-hour epic journey of raw power and beauty, starting off with rare and carefully selected gems of multi-cultural electronica, evolving to deeper and edgier house and tech, and climaxing with the wild & exploratory soul-shaking techno that Loko has gained its growing reputation for. Othon will initiate and close this collective journey with two 2-hour sets, while producer/DJ and much loved Loko regular Candi Bianca, will be the sound sculptor and frequency generator for the rest of the trip.
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Get your dancing shoes out. Papa Loko is back!
After an explosive debut at its new Hackney home, Papa Loko returns to Apiary Studios for its one and only summer techno dance and for another night of unlimited potential. Following on the many instances of ‘firsts’, fateful ‘get togethers’ and ‘unlikely bondings’ experienced by some of you during the April birthday, it is our projected wish, that these events of Universal synchronicity keep happening, making Loko a true magical vehicle of an urban techno brotherhood.
For ‘In the Beginning was Sound’ we are delighted to have back tried and tested DJ favourites that carry in them the customary Loko vibe, together with the fantastic Flipside Soundsystem, that gave last party’s clean & powerful signature sound. Known for his special Sunset Beach, South Africa sets (Boiler Room, Piano Lounge etc), Damin Hansford will set the initial vibrations for the night with one of his masterfully constructed deep emotive sets. Producer and DJ Candi Bianca, who has performed alongside such artists as Petar Dundov, Ryan Davis & Dominik Eulberg, will bring her own distinct deep & moody sound as well as techno with a sharper edge. Lastly, hybrid producer/composer, DJ/performer and Loko founder Othon, will perform another one of his hold on to your seats, soul-coaster sets that have helped define the very essence of the party, right from the start.
Part 2 of my 3-hour Papa Loko set is now on Mixcloud
Part 1 of my 3-hour Papa Loko set is now on SoundCloud
Part 2 to follow soon!
I am very excited to announce that I will be doing my debut hybrid Live/DJ Set for the Papa Loko I Birthday: Purity on Sat 16 April and for no less than 3 hours!!! This is something I have been dying to do but proved far too complicated until only a few days ago, when I managed to sync Ableton & TRAKTOR, their controllers and my synths together. This is going to be a big trip which I hope to share with you all!
There is a limited number of £8 early bird tickets for the Papa Loko I Birthday: Purity at Apiary Studios on April 16 on Resident Advisor.
Keeping its promise and running only a few events throughout the year, Papa Loko is back to celebrate its 1st Birthday at a new home – Apiary Studios. Underground and unashamedly progressive, The Apiary is the perfect home for Loko’s uncompromising party ethos, where the best of soul-shaking techno and transcendental pumping electronica becomes the force that brings like-minded party lovers together in a quest for a more positive & life affirming partying experience. Like in the Initiatory Temples of the past, you are asked to leave your preconceptions and Ego behind and enter the venue pure and childlike, ready to PARTY, PLAY & TRANSFORM the mundane into the profound.
In this party, I will be doing a 3-hour set, alongside Gus Emmett and Wandson Maxx.
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Original artwork © Kito Mbiango
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FRIDAY 25 SEPTEMBER – Dalston Superstore
Papa Loko party is on its way for another Loko installation of High Frequency Techno, Emotionally Explosive Electronica & Mystical Deep House! Thrilled to share the decks with Warm Up‘s founder & resident deep maître Aidan Doherty together with Loko favourite Dahc Dermur VIII. Upstairs experimental electronica & ecstatic disco by Joe Roberts & Diet Clinic. You can join the event here!
Painting by David Tibet
Flyer design by Domingo Sital Aki