Lasermagnetic's Johnny Hiller continues his monthly Spacemachine party with co-hort Pete Herbert of Reverso 68 fame.
Following their record launch party with the Glimmers, this months guest is Citizen Kane from NYC and Richard Sen from Padded Cell (DC Recordings/ Mixed Blood Cuts). Expect proper NYC disco vibes, post punk, edit action through disco wonderland! Add to that the fantastic cocktails Sosho mixes up, plus Pete & Johnny's joint birthday...You got a party!
In the basement Parallel host the party with guests Tony D from Kubcle /Trapex Rec. fame & Rob Small from Brakeout Audio, plus the residents. Electronic from house to minimal inspired sounds.
Dennis Citizen Kane is an iconic figure in NYC’s downtown scene. A former disco and old school buyer for the infamous A1 Records, he now runs the Adult Section Party with Metro Area’s Darshan Jesrani.
Dennis is widely recognised through his other party outlet, the Deep End party at APT, which had diverse guests as Nicky Siano, DJ Harvey, Kool Herc, Force of Nature, Danny Krivit, Gerry Rooney etc.
On the music releases front, Kane runs the Disque Sinthomme label, which has seen releases music by Nick Chacona, Professor Genius, Silver, Beatbroker, Smith & Mudd, Richard Sen and the legendary Sal Principato from 80s punk band Liquid Liquid, many of which have been charted throughout Europe and Japan.
Apart from releasing music on his own label, Kane has had edits out on the Moton label (Diesel & Dave Jarvis’ imprint)!
Richard Sen / Padded Cell
Richard is the guy behind Padded Cell, Bronx Dogs and the Mixed Blood label. He is notorious for being one of the first Graffiti artists of the 80s UK scene, but now more so for his scores of incredible remixes and a couple of amazing compilations, like the ‘Powercuts’ electro one from a couple of years back. Richard has DJ-ed everywhere over the last two decades, and has recently started working on solo remix projects, released an album on DC Recordings and remixed LCD Soundsystem and Black Devil Disco Club, Cosmo Vitelli, as well as labels like Tirk. Ultimately, Richard has impeccable taste and a ridiculous record collection, via his 10+ year stint behind London’s Record Exchange shop, where all 2nd hand records pass his hands first.
Pete is undoubtedly one of the UK’s most traveled working DJ’s of the disco scene, literally playing at all the top clubs around the globe week in week out, from Europe to Russia to Brazil to the US to Australia and Indonesia this year alone. He plenty of releases aka ‘Reverso 68’, Frontera, LSB and Pete Herbert on such labels like: Eskimo, Disco Deviance, Kompakt, Dfa, Maxi Disc, Rekids and Smalltown Supersound under his belt and his finger on the pulse when it comes to edit and remix action. For those old enough to remember, Mister Herbert also used to run the infamous Atlas Records, probably the best independent music shop London had in the 90s, which has also contributed to his vast musical knowledge and good connections in the music scene.
More recently, Pete’s been working with Johnny Chingas in London on reworks for the label Spacemachine Recordings, and their party outlet SPACEMACHINE, which has seen guests such as the Idjut Boys, Glimmers, Phoreski, Mo Morris (A Mountain Of One) and Toby Tobias join their monthly party.
Johnny ‘Chingas’ Hiller
Johnny’s exposure to first exposure to music was through his father, a jazz musician who worked with Klaus Doldinger (Passport), and then got involved in disco music in the mid eighties, when he started to put together monthly mix tapes in Cologne, Germany. Since then Johnny has lived in Hong Kong and spent time in Shanghai, Tokyo, Amsterdam and Melbourne, a few of months each time, digging for vinyl. Coincidentally, whilst studying in Beijing in the early nineties, he organized the first ever ‘rave’ party in the People’s Republic, with punters turning up with their sleeping bags! Ever since, Johnny’s been running parties like the infamous Lasermagnetic (with co-hort Neil Thornton), which helped kick start the recent disco revival and featured many of the scene’s DJ’s for the first time in the UK, like Lindstroem, Beppe Loda & Typhoon, Dr. Nishimura from Discosessions Japan, Woolfy, I-f, Chromatics, Brennan Green, Loud-e, Strangefruit, Kamome Soundsystem, Rahaan and many more.
Over the past years, specialist Lasermagnetic parties were held in cities like Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Shanghai, Tokyo, Melbourne, Sydney and Izmir. Johnny has DJ-ed at credible international clubs like Tape Club, Cookies, Fabric, Plastic People, Nouveau Casino, Air, Yellow, Revolver, Club 97 & Café Otto. Johnny currently hosts a fortnightly radioshow, The Tropical Spacemachine on Deepfrequency, which feature interviews and mixes with international guests like Lovefingers, Tako, Albion, Rahaan, Glimmers, Hey Convict!, Lee Douglas and more. He still runs the Lasermagnetic parties, which now focus on bank holiday specials.
Antonio de Angelis aka Toni D started his career in southern Italy where he took part in some of the most important events and brands back in the day. In 2000 he moved to London and his very genuine character and his passion for house music he made his own way up and got himself to play at the most important clubs @ parties in town. He eventually landed his residency at Kubicle, regarded as the best after party in town as well as creating a new brand party called Zum, which alongside Minimal Hospital is considered the most underground party in the past two years. Nowadays he is constantly involved in music production and Toni D reached the first position in the charts for a couple of weeks in a row with the ‘Wood EP’ and ‘Material Series’ releases. Best described as love for tribal sounds has seen Toni D release on important labels like ‘Safari Electronique’, Kailash’ and ‘Material Series’ and Trapez.
Over the past 6 years Rob has played all over the globe, alongside names such as Damian Schwartz, Matthias Tanzmann, Jamie Jones, Robert Dietz, Tim Sheridan, Mike Monday, King Roc, K-Klass, Sarah Main, Steve Mac to name a few.
Fast forwarding to 2008 see's Rob become the manager of one of The North's most Vibrant and original Label's, 'Breakout Audio'. A Label that has accomplished more in 18 month's than most label's do in a decade, having a string of exciting releases from Paul Woolford, Audiojack, Deepchild, Julien Chaptal, Emerson Todd, Pier Bucci, Mistress De Funk, Deadset, plus gaining support from the industries biggest & best, and hosting Label parties across the world in some of the best venue's, including 'La Terrazza' in Barcelona, & 'Back To Basics' in the U.K, and forthcoming events in 2010 at the WMC in Miami.
Rob's efforts on the studio have seen him build up a release profile on labels across the globe, and in just a short space of time, his productions have gained the support from the likes of AudioJack (2020 Vision), Jet Project (Viva Music), Murray Richardson, Dj Simi (Sci+Tec Digital), Serge, Ty Tek (Briquerouge), Tim Andresen, Henning Richter (Beef Records), Terry Francis (Fabric), Rob Pearson (Evasive Records), and Chloe Harris to name a few. With a busy DJ schedule, and becoming an established producer, the future looks bright for the young DJ...
Another great line up to continue our monthly date with Parallel. We really hope you will be joining us to have a couple of drinks and ruin your dancing shoes once again!!
Toni D (Trapez / Safari Electronique / Material Series)
Rob Small (Breakout Audio)
Ryan Winters (Parallel / Chicks Dig Jerks)
Defn (Parallel / Rekids)
Wesley Razzy (Parallel / Rhythmatic)
Donnie Bilancia (Paralel)