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Papa Loko with Voicedrone, Othon, Candi Bianca & Tom & Jarrod, 18 March

Papa Loko with Voicedrone, Othon, Candi Bianca & Tom & Jarrod, 18 March

Papa is back at Electrowerkz for a visionary night of soul-shaking techno, deep multicultural sounds & and inner-city wilderness!
We are very excited to have two Papa Loko debuts for March; Voicedrone’s underground techno and electronica sound, filled with vintage synths, drum machines and classic effect units such as Roland’s Space Echo is gaining momentum, with his ‘Emotional Disorder EP’ catching the ears of Dixon, KiNK, Dennis DJ, Mano Le Tough and the attention of numerous UK Radio shows. His productions and sets are carefully crafted and are not short of surprises.
Tom&Jarrod are pretty new to the scene but nevertheless, they have performed their deep multicultural and house tunes both in the UK and abroad. Their spirit is in resonance with Loko and this is going to be their first London gig, something which we are very excited about!
There is hardly an introduction needed for Candi Bianca and the party’s founder Othon who will do their best to deliver the finest, deepest and most-exciting techno sounds around, Loko style.

Line Up:
Tom[&]Jarrod (11-1.00am)
Candi Bianca (1-2.30am)
Voicedrone (2.30-4.30am)
Othon (4.30-6.00am)

Heart-Chakra Focus:
The focus for March will be the conscious and collective opening of the Anahata (heart) chakra, the centre of love, inclusiveness and unity. If you would like to take this party experience to another level, just be part of this small experiment and focus on giving kindness, beauty and a smile to everyone around you during the night.The dance floor will be flooded with love and our party will be transformed to a big quantum spaceship of light!
Please note that we have extended the party for an hour and will now be finishing at 6am

For more info, check out the Facebook event.

Tickets here

***New ‘Loko Familia’ Ticket Policy Continues and Evolves for this party – Please Read This Before Coming!!!***
In our vision for a constantly evolving and utopian party experience, we have decided to give once more the possibility to those of us that cannot afford to party a chance to do it! So.. there will be an allocated number of 20 tickets in total, which will be given for free to those of you who truly can’t afford to pay the minimum £10 advance entry (or the £8 early bird). In order to make this possible and simplify things, the advance ticket price will be the same as previously (£10) until the evening of the event, but the door entry will increase from £13 to £15. So, please try to make an effort and buy your tickets from Resident Advisor if you want to buy your tickets cheaper. In case you prefer to buy your tickets on the door, you will be doing something nice by helping paying towards the tickets of those 20 boys and girls that would like to be with us but can’t afford it.

Ticket Options:
Advance: £10 (£8 Early Bird)
Door: £15
plus: 20 Allocated Tickets for Free Entry: Please message us on Facebook if you genuinely cannot afford a ticket.

Art by Mr. Piper
Artwork design by Gabriel Toso
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Papa Loko: Interconnected (December 3)

Papa Loko: Interconnected (December 3)

Loko returns on December 3 for a visionary night of soul-shaking techno, deep bonding & inner-city wilderness. With a razor-sharp sound and a celestial crowd Loko is fast becoming a unique party gathering for those of us that are aware of the magical power of interconnectedness and sound. Line up for the night: Othon, Wandson Maxx and Damin Hansford.

Please visit our facebook event and Resident Advisor page to read more info about the party and our new and  experimental ticketing system!

2 DJ sets for the next Papa Loko – October 1

2 DJ sets for the next Papa Loko – October 1

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.

To join the event and more info here

Buy tickets here

Marc Almond’s ‘Trials of Eyeliner’ Box set – contribution & charts

Marc Almond’s ‘Trials of Eyeliner’ Box set – contribution & charts

I am chuffed that 3 of my collaborations with Marc Almond are included in his forthcoming box set ‘Trials of Eyeliner: Anthology 1979-2016‘ – even more so cause, it is no1 on Amazon’s box set releases and no 5 in the regular charts!
Othon tracks included in the boxset are ‘Tango Song’ (from Digital Angel) and Last Night I Paid to Close My Eyes (from Impermanence), together with ‘The Green Fairy’ from my collaborative album with Marc Almond and Jeremy Reed ‘Against Nature‘.
The album is scheduled to be released on October 1st but you can PRE-ORDER it here

Papa Loko: In the Beginning was Sound

Papa Loko: In the Beginning was Sound

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.