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Phonica 7th Birthday with Virgo, Henrik Schwarz, Four Tet & More photo gallery
We cant believe its been 7 years already since we opened back on September 23rd 2003!
STOP PRESS!! We're very pleased to announce we have a special live performance on our Birthday night. Legendary Chicago producers Virgo (Merwyn Sanders & Eric Lewis) are celebrating the re-release of the classic Virgo LP (perhaps the best house album of all time??) with a short tour of 3 dates: Berghain in Berlin, Glasgow and London. We're very lucky to have them as our guest!
We return to Corsica Studios for our 7th Birthday because its got such a great sound system and its perfect for our special guest Henrik Schwarz. Henrik always delivers and anyone who saw him rock the place there at the Warm party last year knows just what to expect. Henrik played at our 2nd Birthday party (he even created his Stevie Wonder "Happy Birthday" version just for us!) so we are very pleased to invite him back 5 years later!
We're also very pleased to invite Four Tet aka Kieran Hebden to play for us - its been an astonishing year for him with his new album gaining critical acclaim everywhere. He is also remixing the next Phonica single - "African Drug" from Bob Holroyd - it should be released the same time as the party!
Next up is one of our djs / producers of the year - John Talabot, hailing from Barcelona - anyone who has heard his "Matilda's Dream" 12 inch on Permanent Vacation should know what we are talking about - astounding record! You should also check his remixes too
We're also pleased to ask back Midland to play, who rocked our last party and has given us the stunning "Play The Game EP" on Phonica! Not only that, but all of the staff will be playing too!