Come and join us on Friday 12th of April from 11 pm at Kristal Club for a night to remember. Dan Ghenacia, the uncrowned prince of the parisian underground, the living legend of electronic music has promised to deliver a night of dancing and joy, a night of good music and unforgettable vibes. The one joining him is his colleague from Circo Loco and resident of DC10 Ibiza, the proudly Romanian Negru. As you already know, our custom is to begin the night with Victor Stancov.
✚ DAN GHENACIA
✚ VICTOR STANCOV
Kristal Club | 34 Regina Elisabeta | table reservation: +40722 79 51 84
Entrance fee: 20 RON < 00:00 > 30 RON
Guestlist ‘till 01:00 am
DAN GHENACIA (Apollonia) | Paris
Apollonia, DC10, Circo Loco, Lola Ed, Freak ‘n Chic
Dan Ghenacia is the undisputed kingpin of the Paris underground scene and one of France’s hottest DJ exports, having founded and ran for seven years Freak N’Chic and now one of the three creative minds behind new label and b2b2b DJ outfit Apollonia.
Dan’s love affair with music ignited whilst spending a year in California in his early 20’s, soaking up West Coast house and psychedelia. On his return to Paris, Dan channelled this passion into a record selling business opening his own store Traffic Records, but as a true fan of the music he didn’t just want to peddle vinyl – he wanted to play it. Quickly gaining notoriety on the Paris scene with the infamous afterparties at Batofar, it was here he honed his distinctive techno-meets-deep-house sound, at the same time inspiring a new generation of DJs and first sharing the decks with later to become lifelong friends, Dyed Soundorom and Shonky.
With his intuition for raw talent and an ear for a killer track, Dan started his own label Freak N’Chic, breaking artists such as Dyed Soundorom, Djebali, Shonky, and even releasing the debut Jamie Jones EP. An unexpected dispute between the financial partners meant he was sadly forced to close the imprint in 2009, but ever determined, Dan only used this as an opportunity to refocus his artistic ambitions and take them to the next level… Apollonia was on the horizon.
Aside from Paris Dan has spent many summers in Ibiza, although initially “afraid it was going to be cheesy” he grins, DC10 won him over and he quickly scored a coveted residency there. Ten years on, Summer season 2012 saw him rock a prime-time Terrace slot almost every other week, and since the club entered ‘A New Era’ he has become an integral duo along with Dyed Soundorom for their b2b sets. Outside of the club Dan can often be found behind the decks at a villa afterhours or daytime beach party, getting deep into everything, warm, sexy and groovy, whilst giving you a history lesson in house and techno vinyl. Loving to play for hours on end, Panorama Bar, Berlin is another outlet for his extended sets, having once played for 12 hours b2b with Shonky before exclaiming “we could play 12 hours more!”
2012 saw the highly-anticipated launch of Apollonia, Dan’s new record label with Dyed Soundorom and Shonky. Serving as a platform for the trio‘s productions, Dan’s recent collaboration with Shonky ‘Close To The Edge’ gained full support across the underground scene and became a prominent track of the summer, while a solo EP from Dan will be out before the end of the year. Once again exercising his eye for quality music, the debut album from Chris Carrier and Hector Moralez will be released on Apollonia, as well as carefully selected represses of Dan and the boys’ favourite classic vinyl, the first being ‘Underwater’ from POINT G. Also performing as a b2b2b DJ trio presenting special showcases around the world, Apollonia marks a new phase in Dan’s career – travelling and playing alongside his closest allies, more mature, confident and comfortable in his individual sound than ever.
Youth Invasion, Barraca, Cecille, Rekids, Soweso, DC10, Circo Loco
Romanian Negru is one of the leading lights emanating from the Eastern Europe scene, having been one of the best known underground DJs in the area since 2006. This includes a residency at the seminal Studio Martin club in Bucharest and of course other appearances at the grand clubs of Romania like Kristal and La Mania, during which time he shared the decks with almost every heavyweight on the scene, from The Chemical Brothers to Danny Tenaglia. Since then, international gigs, including at DC10 in Ibiza for Circoloco have followed in abundance.
In a short space of time he has already chalked up many notable releases, such as Morning Express with Livio & Roby and Cabin Fever on Rekids, which was a top seller on the leading vinyl outlet decks.de out of Germany. Further releases have since followed on Barraca Music and Soweso, with his tracks appearing on a host of compilations, most notably several Cecille Records releases. With this finely-tuned ear, in part thanks to his rich musical up-bringing, Negru finds himself perfecty positioned to continue his rise.
Soulfooled, t e a r d r o p s
Victor is a young and talented dj and producer based in Bucharest. He studied architecture and feels attracted to the fine arts, design and visuals. In recent years he developed a passion for music and chose to pursue a career in this direction. For the moment, he made a successful residency for Madame Pogany Bucharest. Over the last few years he played music with: Butch, Radio Slave, Jori Hulkkonen, Charles Webster, Alexander Robotnick, Jimpster, Matthias Meyer, Patlac, Alex Niggemann, Milton Jackson, Shur-i-Kan, Roberto Rodriguez, Ben Westbeech, The Rapture, Tanner Ross, Thugfucker, Ian Pooley and many others.
His music is deep with a splash of Detroit and combines the warm sounds with harsh rhythms, like a beautiful journey in a fairy tale, makes you dream with eyes wide open. „A little bit like Hornsby” is his new release on Alex Niggemann’s label, Soulfooled Records and appear on the compilation Soulfooled Cribs.
Victor is working on hot new productions for the future, so stay tuned… the best is yet to come!
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