Spacemachine presents MYSTICAL MOOD
with Richard Sen (Padded Cell) & Johnny ‘Chingas’ Hiller (Lasermagnetic)
Two of London’s finest purveyors of the disco scene and Deep Frequency Radio tastemakers Richard Sen (Padded Cell) & Johnny’ Chingas’ Hiller launch a new monthly night where they unearth the many genres of dance music from Slow Mo Burners, Soul, Psychedelic Rock and Funk, Disco, Electro, House, Techno and beyond. ‘Chingas’ Hiller’s fantastic new monthly new night @ North London’s brand new 400 Capacity boozer ‘The Horatia’ installed with a sound system most clubs would be envious of. It gives the boys a great opportunity to showcase their vast collections over 6 hrs and with over 30 years of playing between them you can expect a whole lot of fun demystifying the good stuff.
RICHARD SEN (Padded Cell)
Graffiti artist Richard Sen has been DJing since 1989 starting with a residency at the legendary Crazy Club at The Astoria . Ecstacy, Acid House and frequent trips to New York, visiting his heroes at Nu Groove and Strictly Rhythm and searching for Chicago obscurities gave Richard the house music bug. He is known for his production outfits Padded Cell and Bronx Dogs. He has released many singles, 2 albums and a compilation ‘Powercuts’ for BMG Recs. Richard now records with partner Neil Beatnik under the name Padded Cell who are signed to DC Recordings and released their debut album in May 2008. Sen’s solo remixes have been for Tirk, Cosmo Vitelli, Black Devil Disco Club, D-Edge ( Sao Paulo ) and Citizen Kane (NYC).
Highlights of his career include: Heavenly Social residency 1998-2000, ‘DJ of the Month’ FACE 1998, being nominated for ‘Best New DJ’ MUZIK AWARDS 1998. He has featured in many style/music magazines including Sleaze Nation, Jockey Slut, DJ, IDJ, NME and The Wire. He was also a key influence on the 80’s underground graffiti movement in the UK (and also one of the first to be sent to prison for graffiti!) and appeared in the BBC television documentary Open Space ‘Bad Meaning Good’ in 1987. His artwork has also graced the record covers of Sabres of Paradise (‘Smokebelch’ and ‘Theme’). A full interview on his graffiti and music work can be seen in the June 2005 issue of Undercover magazine.
In keeping with the attitude from his graffiti background, Richard’s DJ style is totally unique and it’s important for him not to be pigeonholed. He has played big room house/techno sets and can also play crazy eclectic sets including psyched out rock, leftfield cosmic funk and disco, newave/electro oddities and early house obscurities. He has played all over the world in the past 20 years and still remains passionate yet professional with impeccable taste and a healthy record collection.
JOHNNY CHINGAS HILLER (Tropical Spacemachine/Lasermagnetic)
Johnny ‘Chingas’ Hiller, helped kick start the recent disco revival. Many of the scene's DJ's played their first gig in the UK at a Lasermagnetic Party (with he still occasionally runs with Neil Thornton), long before they were picked up upon: Lindstrom, Beppe Loda & Typhoon, Dr. Nishimura from Discosessions Japan, Tim Sweeney, Citizen Kane from NYC, Woolfy (US), I-f (CBS), Chromatics (Portland), Danny Wang, Brennan Green (Nyc), Loud-e (Holland), Strangefruit (Norway).
Never afraid take risks or unexpected turns during his sets, Johnny embraces all kinds of music, from the leftfield and tropical to more groove led and dubbed out sounds. Over the years Johnny has played next to some of the scens best loved artists, from Metro Area, Prins Thomas, Dixon, Ame, Andrew Weatherall, Padded Cell, Trevor Jackson, Rub n Tug, Idjut Boys, Larry T, Horsemeat Disco, Secretsundaze, Friendly Fires, Little Boots, Inflagranti, Glimmers, Robert Owens and many more and as a result, Lasermagnetic parties have been in demand and were held in cities like Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Shanghai, Tokyo, Yokohama, Bejing, Melbourne, Sydney, Turku, Izmir and Zurich.
Johnny, since making his first disco mix tape in 84, has DJ-ed at credible international clubs like Tape Club, Cookies, Fabric, Plastic People, Nouveau Casino, Air, Yellow, Revolver, Club 97 & Café Otto. ‘J.Chingas’ currently hosts a fortnightly radio show, The Tropical Spacemachine on Deepfrequency, which feature interviews and mixes with international guests like Lovefingers, Faze Action, Tako, Albion, Rahaan, Inflagranti, Glimmers, Hey Convict!, Lee Douglas, Toby Tobias, Phoreski and more.
Most recently, JC has been working with Pete Herbert on music for the label Spacemachine Recordings and their first EP, which are re-works of Macumba & Odysee have been well received by the scene.