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Mona – new single out

Mona – new single out

Today my new single Mona is released on Conscious Expansion
‘A sacred sound artist and a keen experimentalist, Mona was diagnosed with incurable cancer in April 2021 and was given a maximum of 6 months to live. The news of this diagnosis greatly stirred producer, composer, Papa Loko and Conscious Expansion founder Othon who had experienced his first sound bath, some years earlier, conducted by Mona; an experience that was to stay with him, guide him and inspire him to this day.

Gentle, melancholy, deeply touching and paradoxically hopeful Mona reflects Othon’s feelings towards his friend but, to some level also, Mona’s spirit. For the artist, Mona’s recent life experience was no more than one episode in the vast cosmic series of continuous soul evolution. Viewed in this way, death is painful and meaningful at the same time, perhaps even necessary for one’s own spiritual development.’

Art: ‘The Spirit Taking Five Minutes Before It Reveals Itself’ by Hector de Gregorio depicting Mona back in 2015.

Papa Loko: Bliss Boat Sunset Party, 17 July

Papa Loko: Bliss Boat Sunset Party, 17 July

While still riding a high from our 6th birthday at Electrowerkz, I am psyched to announce our next event taking place on the very special Papa Loko Bliss Boat which will sail on the Thames from 5pm to 10pm on Sunday 17th of July. Over half of the tickets are sold within a day so please get yours ASAP if you would like to join us on this special journey.
Live at the Plant Spirit Summit 2022

Live at the Plant Spirit Summit 2022

I am excited to announce that I will be part of The Plant Spirit Summit 2022 and I would love to invite you to join us on this free event! 🌵🍄🌵
Register here:
Most of you will know by now how passionate I feel about psychedelics and their role in healing us, individually and collectively, as well as in helping humanity evolve. For this reason, I am deeply honoured to join this major forward-thinking worldwide online conference and festival, where I will be performing a visionary DJ set on Saturday 28 May at 2pm – Pacific Time (10pm – UK time)
The whole week will be super-interesting with discussions by psychedelic experts, indigenous community leaders, two mini-documentaries created especially for the summit and a sacred sound celebration on the final day.
Melancholy Ecstasy – new playlist

Melancholy Ecstasy – new playlist

With Papa Loko’s 6th anniversary approaching (info & tickets here) I have decided to create a new playlist with some of my all-time favourite electronica, deep house and techno tracks. Similarly to my original neoclassical & ambient ‘Melancholy Ecstasy’ playlist, this focuses on my love for blissfully melancholy sounds, suitable also for the dancefloor. Enjoy! 🤍
Photo by Isiah Jackman
Papa Loko: Tantra Sonika at FOLD, 3 December

Papa Loko: Tantra Sonika at FOLD, 3 December

Papa Loko is officially back & ready to take its concept of sound, love and consciousness to the next level! For this event we have initiated a collaboration with FutureSound, a cutting edge platform focusing on the effects of electronic music, AI, altered states & ancient wisdom on our being. UK debut by exquisite Berlin duo Überhaupt & Außerdem and classic Loko sounds by TiGoX and I.

At FOLD London. Event & tickets.

 

 

‘The Plan’ A Tribute to Mak – Preorder now!

‘The Plan’ A Tribute to Mak – Preorder now!

I am thrilled to announce that the compilation made in Mak’s memory and in which I have contributed, is now available to preorder on Bandcamp!
Mak was one of those special people who though humbly stayed largely in the background, his life’s work affected many. Founder of the legendary and one-of-a-kind venue Electrowerkz and of the seminal goth-post punk-industrial party Slimelight (Official), he provided a space for many of us to find family, friends and community when the rest of the world often cringed in our presence.
When I first came to London, Slimelight was the first party I went to and where I met not only some of my closest friends, like TiGoX, who now is my partner at Conscious Expansion, but also Gabriel, the man with whom I came to share 21 years of my life – and counting. It later became the home of my dearest friend’s Choronzon baby Kaos. and even of our own party Papa Loko. How many unforgettable nights have we spent in this space and how accommodating, generous and helpful Mak has always been!
I am deeply honoured to offer a track for this compilation, a new mix of a Coil song I did a while ago with David Michael Tibet, an artist I admire beyond words and whose band Current 93 has been a major influence in my life since an adolescent boy and with which I had the joy to play live.
This compilation has been curated lovingly by my friend and Slimelight DJ Francesca Mendola and all proceeds will go towards keeping Electrowerkz alive and kicking and to Mak’s family. Other artists include Jo Quail, Orphx, Years of Denial, LAW 334 feat Choronzon, Mechanical Cabaret and the amazingly talented Julia A Katarina with whom we used to perform Schubert together many years ago!
The compilation, which is in 4 volumes and includes music from a variety of genres, will be released on Friday 2 July. There is also a limited edition USB stick with all 4 volumes limited to 101 copies – found on Merch page on Bandcamp.
Limited edition Baudelaire book with compilation is out!

Limited edition Baudelaire book with compilation is out!

The beautifully designed limited edition Baudelaire book ‘Little Poems in Prose’ with the accompanying double CD, in which I have contributed, is now available to order from the shops below!
The double CD includes musical interpretations of the poems by a number of Greek experimental artists. All proceedings of this release are going towards helping LGBTQI + refugees in Greece and beyond.