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System 4th Birthday - Pantha Du Prince, Robag Wruhme & Levon Vincent photo gallery
Another year has flown by and we can't believe our 4th birthday is just around the corner! We've had some amazing parties over the last 12 months at Nation of Shopkeepers, Cocoon in the Park and of course the Mint Club. Huge thanks to all those involved: the fantastic guest DJs, staff and brilliant crowd! We hope you can all join us to celebrate the last 4 years and look forward to an exciting year ahead with big plans in the pipeline and some extra special lineups still to come. Our 4th birthday features one of our strongest lineups to date, including rare performances from Pantha Du Prince and Robag Wruhme, with exciting house talent Levon Vincent rounding things up.
_Pantha Du Prince (Live)
Drawing on influences from Detroit, minimal, acid and psychedelica, Hendrik Weber aka Pantha Du Prince's startlingly original "sonic house" has transcended the rules, successfully mashing a heady mixture of house, indie, shoegaze and drones to create a club sound that, on paper, really shouldn't work; but it does. As a result Weber is one of the most applauded live acts of the moment and counts Sven Väth and Efdemin as staunch supporters with Väth inviting him to perform at Cocoon in both Frankfurt and Ibiza, as well as featuring one of his tracks on the Cocoon V/A J compilation. A notoriously mysterious character, Weber chooses his club appearances carefully and we are honoured to have him play at our 4th birthday. Don't miss a rare opportunity to see a genuine musical talent in action at Mint Club.
A prolific, beloved member of the German house and techno community, Jena-based DJ and producer Gabor Schablitzki has clocked up an impressive discography since the late '90s with eclectic outings fusing house, wobbling melodies, rolling techno and even hip hop on Musik Krause, Vakant, Freude Am Tanzen, Kompakt and his latest long player "Thora Vukk" on DJ Koze's esteemed Pampa imprint. The album won glowing reviews and placed him firmly back on the map following the break up of Schablitski's project, the Wighnomy Brothers, with Soren Bodner. System was lucky enough to host one of the last performances of the Wighnomy Brothers back in May 2009 and we are delighted to welcome back one of our favourite DJs of the last few years.
Manhattan based DJ and producer Levon Vincent is a self professed "lifelong student of music"; after over a decade of making music his skills were recently recognised on a wider scale thanks to sublime productions such as "Double Jointed Sex Freak" and the Panoramabar anthem "Late Night Jam". His own Novel Sound imprint is a go-to label for many an underground DJ including Steve Bug, Ben Klock and Radio Slave. Recently Levon has been touring the world's greatest clubs including Robert Johnson, Fuse and Studio Martin, as well as headlining festivals such as Nuits Sonores, showcasing his raw, emotive take on house music. When Levon is not travelling and DJing, he apparently "spends his time drinking scotch and playing piano": sounds like our kind of guy.