Friday 23rd December will see Jika Jika! celebrate our 11th Year of organising events in the North West of Ireland and what a year it's been so far. 2011 has seen the likes of Ame, Ashley Casselle, Bent, Boredaudio, Danny Simpson, Deep City Groove, Graeme Park, Guy J, Ian O' Donovan, Isodisco, Jay Tripwire, Jet Project, John Daly, Justin Robertson, Mark Fanciulli, Paolo Mojo, Paul Woolford, Pseudonym,.Ricky Ryan, Subb-an, Timmy Stewart & Vertigo make guest appearances and we aren't through just yet!
We've still got two of our biggest events of the year to navigate with more terrific DJ talent on show. We reckon you're going to be just as excited about this one as we are.We're absolutely delighted to welcome one of the world's most in demand DJ's, Nic Fanciulli to make his debut alongside the lovely Mehrnoosh and Manchester's Zutekh.The event will be held at the fantastic St Columb's Hall,an old disused cinema which has been converted to hold large events & is an ideal location for our birthday party.
Nic Fanciulli is a DJ, producer and label owner who has remained one of the UK’s finest exports in electronic music throughout the last decade. A Grammy nominated producer, Nic has worked with artists as diverse as Underworld, Kylie Minogue, U.N.K.L.E, Loco Dice, Josh Wink and Tracey Thorn in addition to producing a plethora of solo club focused tracks that have achieved both critical and commercial acclaim. Now releasing on the likes of Rejected and Souvenir, Nic is responsible for a high output of a sleek, intelligent yet driving strain of house and techno.
Perhaps most significantly, Nic’s own Saved Records has become an important purveyor of international, underground house and techno. Having helped develop the imprint into a recognisable label since 2005, Nic and his clutch of impressive Saved artists have travelled the globe with the brand, spreading their musical manifesto far and wide. Always with a keen eye on bringing new talent through, Nic has used Saved as a platform to break new and exciting young producers as well as maintaining a desire to put out quality releases from other stalwarts of the scene. At only five years old, Saved is continuing to expand the legacy of Nic Fanciulli.
Also on the bill is one of the most exciting female DJ's of this generation,Mehrnoosh. With her very first E.P supported, played and charted by the likes of Luciano, Frivolous, M.A.N.D.Y, Hermanez and Karotte to name a few, there are exciting times ahead for this London based, half Irish half Persian producer.
Offers from Monique Musique and Natural Rhythm followed what was a successful first release on new Canadian label Microzoo Records and with these new releases due with remixes from Jordan Peak, Leland Mc Williams, Darius Syrossian and Hector, these will definitely be tracks to look out for!
Having had her debut at Sankeys last summer, International gigs followed in Miami, Ibiza and Madrid, gaining a monthly residency there.
A three city tour of India continued the global adventure and last summer in Ibiza also opened the doors for sets at some of the biggest club pre-parties including Privilege and Amnesia, also playing for Pacha Ibiza on one of their U.K tours.
Warehouse Project regulars Zutekh wlll complete the mammoth guest lineup having this year spread their sound all over the UK alongside acts such as Tiefscwharz, Carl Cox & MANDY.
Advance tickets available from Mason's,Magazine Street,Derry & online at Wegottickets.com priced £12 out soon. It's advised to purchase early.
Great incentives offered to anyone organising a coach. Get in touch via the 'Jika Jika Derry' Facebook page.
£12.50 Limited Double Tickets for this & Boxing Day with Nick Warren available for £20