Massive thanks to Christian Burkhardt who well and truly delivered a musical lesson for us all at Basing House back in April.
Next up we have Alex Cellar & Anthea playing B2B (3 Hour Set) and for those of you who have been lucky to catch these two playing in the past, you’ll know that it’s going to be a serious night of music and for those who haven’t yet had the pleasure then you’re in for a treat!
At the time of writing, Alex Celler is one of only two acts that can boast to having more than one track in RA’s top 30 all-time chart. As an indicator of quality, this is an accolade which is hard to surpass.
Headed up by the Area Remote released ‘La Palma’, this breakthrough track marked a turning point in his career, and was part of a sequence of records, which also included the Anthea collaborations ‘The Playmaker’ and ‘Caedmon Loop’, that established Alex in the top division of European producer / DJs.
Alex’s music has a style which is energetic and intense, a tech house/techno sound full of swing, complex rhythms & deep basslines and a style which is aimed squarely at the dancefloor. Always keeping the quality levels high and choosing not to release music too frequently, the resulting demand has seen Alex continue his associations with Area Remote and Cecille, as well Tuning Spork, Freak n’ Chic, on Lauhaus’s Soweso label (as Steller).
A Greek national by right but a Londoner by choice, Alex’s distinctive DJ style hints towards an obsessive attitude to crate-digging. As a true dance music believer, he remains a vinyl fanatic and is equally at home whether DJ’ing in the main room of clubbing hotspots like Fabric, Space, Amnesia, Trouw and Studio Martin or more intimate spots like Barcelona’s Macarena, the Underground in Ibiza and Watergate in Berlin.
This versatility and dedication to upholding values passed down stand him out as a talent that should burn bright for a generation.
Anthea began to learn the art of DJ’ing back in 1997 and in the intervening years has come up through the ranks demonstrating a subtlety and sophistication that most of her male counterparts can only wish for.
Her keen sense of mood and groove, and sleekly funk-driven productions have seen fledgling efforts debuted on key labels Freak n’Chic, Cecille, Supplement-Facts and Tuningspork – the next year will bring releases on Supernature, and much more.
Like many producers, music had always had a strong presence throughout Anthea’s childhood – jamming with her father in a home-based studio, her natural talent found its voice through an Amstrad 8 Track System and reams of tape, the young composer providing the keys to her Father’s bass.
These days, she has developed a distinctive style very much her own – somewhere lodged between house and techno; always deep, tribal and bassline fuelled. Word of her sleek and stylistically funk-driven sound has not only landed her a coveted Ibiza Voice podcast, but steadily spread across Europe.
Her long held love of the studio clearly shows in her collaborations with close friend Alex Celler, and with Werner Niedermeier as JC Freaks. Her alliance with the former shows more than a little musical chemistry between the two – the hit Caedmon Loop stormed dance floors to become one of Ibiza’s best-loved anthems of 2009, whilst work with the latter has supplied several classy EP’s on labels such as Phonica, Mojuba and offshoot Wandering – proving that (if we were in any doubt!) here is a lady who knows her craft.
Having built a stellar reputation as arguably the most in-demand female DJ in London, 2009 saw Anthea step up to a deserved platform. And with an emphasis on creating, not imitating, she has laid more than solid foundations for 2012, and beyond that a neat and inspired future.
- £5 Early Bird Tickets
- £7 2nd Release Tickets
- £8 Guest list – firstname.lastname@example.org
Look forward to seeing you all there
Much Love, BadApple =)