Biography of Mike Parker//
Over the years, his education in the visual arts has had a profound impact on the music he produces. His production style is as uncompromising as his dj sets are powerful: a track is rehearsed many times, then recorded live on mostly analogue gear with no edits or overdubbing later. His dj sets have the same spontaneous bite. His main output has been on his own GEOPHONE label, on which he has released to date fourteen unrelenting, throbbing techno cuts, remixed (very rarely) by the likes of Donato Dozzy & Woody McBride. Mike's other releases include recordings for Orange Groove, Labrynth & Dozzy records. Recent releases include a remix of classic Aubrey for MOWAR and a track on SPECTRAL SOUND, also included on Ryan Elliot's recent "Document' compilation. Strong mixes for mnml ssg have further increased the devoted following to his tight & powerful DJ sets. Mike has previously toured Europe & Japan including the Labyrinth festival.
Warm up by Philippe Lopez//
Born in 1964 in Marocco, Philippe Lopez was raised in Marseille, South of France. As a teenager, his deep love of music leads him to collect disco, reggae, new wave and electronic music records. He also attends some mythic live concerts and events: Bob Marley, Fela, Talking Heads and some of the first rave parties.
At the early age of fourteen, he opens his first club in his parents’ Spanish beach house: “the Coconut Club”! From then on, he never stops organizing events for corporate partners or private gatherings with one goal in mind: attendees’ pleasure through quality music.
Philippe Lopez learns both traditional West African drumming and computer assisted music. He connects the dancefloor to its African's roots through dub, house and techno loops; his Ableton Live setup includes an Ipad and the Allen & Heath Xone 3D. Philippe Lopez is co-founder of PHONONS with Vincent Telandro.