Join Pantelis every fourth Monday from 8pm for a selection of progressive house, tech house & techno with his show Definitions.
Pantelis Aspridis Dj and producer was born and raised in Greece. From an early age he was passionate about electronic music, listening to CDs from DJs such us John Digweed, Sasha, Hernan Cattaneo etc. who were his biggest influencers and led him into the world of DJing.
His first residency was on 1997 at a local bar for eight years, after that he has been played in bars,clubs and festivals.
He has been a participatant in Burn Residency, Red Bull, BMC and Miller Soundclash,Quivver’s Selador and Sasha’s Last Night On Earth DJ competitions.His style is recognized by the energetic underground sound from deep to progressive and techno ,trippy, melodic and groovy.
Many of his sets have been played on Frisky, Proton, Pioneer DJ Radio, Pure Ibiza Radio, RDR Radio Dance Roma, Safehouse Radio, and Houseport.
Since 2017 he has been hosting his own monthly show Definitions on Safehouse Radio and on Proton Radio.
He has released two 3hr mix compilations on Sound Avenue label and 3rd Avenue Label.
Join Monastery Resident Chris Blade for your weekend warm up every third Friday from 9pm, with Dance 2 Trance. Delivering a live mix of Uplifting & Hard Trance, you can expect plenty of classic's and upfront fresh promos. He will also be inviting DJ's on to the show for some guest mixes.
Chris's love for dance music all started at the age of 18, having a brother who is a few years older, gave him the opportunity to go out with him and experience some amazing club nights and DJ's that rocked a packed dance floor on a regular basis, it was moments like these that gave him the ambition to become a Dj.
Chris Blade has been a DJ since 1994, in that time he has travelled all over the world to some of the best club nights and dance events imaginable, so he knows first hand what is expected to produce a memorable night on the dance floor!
His career started out in Torquay at the age of 20, playing out on a student night every week at one of the popular bars, Chris soon had a small fan base which helped him secure regular warm up sets at the best night clubs in Torquay, his natural ability behind the decks and the way he worked the crowd with his energetic sets, soon gave him the break he was waiting for. The famous Monastery night club and the legendary Claire's (Full Tilt) both offered him Resident DJ.
It was at this time where he had the privilege to play with some of the best DJ's in the industry on a regular basis, Judge Jules, Lisa Pin-Up, Lisa Lashes, BK, Steve Thomas, John oo Fleming, Graham Gold to name a few and he certainly lived up to the challenge. Another Residency at Pilgrimage in Plymouth and other club nights at Dance Academy (Plymouth), Fish Tank (Portsmouth), Underground (Sheffield) and many more around the UK.
Chris is currently one of the residents for Extreme Revolution, he has been fortunate to play along side Kutski and DJ Scott Project recently, and is looking forward to many more quality club nights in the future.
As one of the four founders of Future Sound, which was a promotion and DJ agency, he was a key player in all of the Future Sound nights that were held across the country, but one that really sticks in his mind was at the Mezzanine in Wolverhampton, which was voted the No.1 club in the country at the time, after this very successful night, this also gave him the opportunity to DJ at the Mezzanine sunset cafe in Ibiza, which was located near the famous cafe Mambo.
Over the years his music genre has varied through garage, house, funky house, tech house, electro, tech trance, uplifting trance, hard trance, hard house, Nu NRG and even the odd bit of drum n bass, what ever the occasion he uses his technical ability with all types of equipment, whether it's spinning vinyl on the legendary Technics, CD's on the ground breaking Pioneers or using the latest digital equipment in Traktor, his DJ sets are always energetic, he reads the crowd, always plays for the crowd and he appreciates how fortunate he is to be a DJ.
Soulful Techno : A monthly mix with a personal touch from Gabriel Ananda and guests every 1st Sunday from 2pm on Safehouse Radio. Delivering personal, emotional and intimate music to loving sweet beats! Soulful means it's connected to your sensitive side. It's authentic and honest, happy and sad, powerful and relaxed. Enjoy!
The idea to do a 9 to 5 job, even going to school gave Gabriel nightmares already when he was a very young boy. His passion was always bigger than his discipline and his dreams were even bigger. He wanted to be really good in something and a little famous which would solve a lot of wishes like Independency, beeing loved by everybody, especially girls and money to have a good live.
Thats why his passion for science, philosophy, electronics, sports and music often lead into complete obsession in one of these things. At the age of 15 he wanted to win the tour de france and cycled 60 to 160 km every day after school but ended his racing career after the first race, which ended up being too violent in his opinion. Then he wanted to take Richie Samboras place and ended up playing guitar for 2 years - 5 hours every day - but it didn't do it for him either. Then he finally discovered his passion he would stick to for longer: Electronic music.
Music you can create on your own seemed like a vast, undiscovered field surrounded by endless possibilities and the hope to be finally seen as a person, to be valued, make a living and find a place in an alternative society.
In 1995 he converted his childhood room into a home studio. School became secondary. Instead, he used to create 2-3 different tracks per day in any style you can imagine. They sounded moderately good, but "when you really understand how music works, in any genre, you must be able to make one hit after the other, right"?
His first fairly technoid releases in 1997 on Hör/Spiel/Musik and Utils were only recognized from the insiders. Back then, harder techno gave him a field of fascination, but he was always more drawn to melodies and inspired by beautiful sounds. Beginning of the 2000s he started to combine driving techno with his melodies, which was pretty uncommon at that time. He started to release on Labels such as Karmarouge, Trapez and Platzhirsch.
In 2004 he produced a boundary-breaking track called „Süssholz“, a very melodic and uplifting tune. After several declines, the label „Treibstoff“ wanted it. A few weeks later the track was charted number one on the Groove Charts and became a must have on the DJs playlists at the time. In the following months, basically nothing happened. Spaghetti and Ketchup and a little job at a colognes clubs cloak-room still had to make his living.
He was already about to lose hope, after 9 years of production without success, when a few months later it suddenly all shifted. Bookings from many countries came in and he shifted in no time from zero to a headliner. Totally overwhelmed by this unexpected situation, he would travel with a huge Live-Set-Up to his shows, without really understanding what was happening around him. In 2005 he surpassed all his prior releases with „Ihre persöhnliche Glücksmelodie“. Everything became bigger and the massive support from Sven Väth and Cocoon at the time kept pushing his career forward.
In 2006 he made an international breakthrough with an EP called „Miracel Whop“, which contained „Doppelwhipper“ single. The track was all around, from „Underworld“ concerts to Ricardo Villalobos performance at the Berlin Siegessäule. In the upcoming years, he would play in nearly all noteworthy clubs and festivals, steadily with his huge Live-Set-Up until he completely exhausted decided to scale down his activities. He simplified his Set-up to a hybrid form, something between DJ and live act and reduced his shows. The focus began to shift from technical perfection to having more space and joy with the audience.
In 2008 he founded his very own record label „Basmati“, which was meant to be a platform for his out of the box, experimental productions like the tracks „Hey Blop“ and „Smash“ for instance, which originated from his „Live Sets“. And precisely these tracks were the main reason for his success in the Netherlands. His sound was touching the hearts of the Dutch crowd, who understood and appreciated his music and knew how to join it with their lively (party) culture. It was a brand new boom that he was experiencing at the time, his converted Set-up offered him a much more intense connection with the audience and for the first time, he was able to witness, what was going on around him. A complete new energy and motivation would appear, which prompted him to give his career a new boost.
Driven by the new experiences in music, he was developing his own style even further. His individual sound became organic, natural sound, influenced by Latino drums, with a life-affirming basic mood and unique groove, yoked together with melancholic melodies and influenced with the classical and pop sounds from his childhood. Even today he keeps growing with his music, where we can feel influences from dubstep and deep house, as well as a comeback to more abstract and positive melodies where driving techno elements take place. For Gabriel every performance is unique, he seeks for a peaceful interaction that is allowing people to discover the soundscapes and evoke on a journey of their own desires, dreams and emotions.
Gabriel sees himself more as a deliverer of music than solely a creator. For him, performance is not a service, nor a grandstanding, but rather a gift. He feels the connection with people on an eye level, an experience with the music as an event in which he is equally a participant and a creator, just like every guest is.
Precisely out of this moments a really successful „Soulful Techno“ radio show came to life in 2013. A podcast and a platform for carefully selected, soulful and unique, authentic tracks. The podcast itself generated an enormous feedback from listeners all over the world and eventually planted a seed for Soulful Techno music label and an event platform in 2016.
His interests in science, philosophy, and many other things never disappeared. He made an education as a mediator, creates his own fashion, designs mechanical watches, is a hobby therapist and loves everything about breaking the boundaries of what we believe in. His deep interest into Burkhard Heims united field theory, his knowledge of psychology and spiritual living created a new way of seeing the world for him. The second part of his life will probably go deeper into these things as well.
In the middle of 2017, we are able to count more than 300 of productions on over 80 releases, as well as countless remixes for artists like Coyu, Stephan Bodzin, Butch, Dominik Eulberg, Roland Klinkenberg or Maceo Plex, just to name a few.
Join Psycartel every 1st Wednesday from 7pm for Psydeshow, where for 2 hours he will transport you to a psychadelic world of all things Psy!
PsyCartel's musical journey started in his teens when he first picked up a Bass guitar. Within six months he was playing in bands locally, then later nationally with bands such as Muse and Inertia.
His electronic adventure started in the late 90s when he was captured by the booming Trance and Hard House scene, soon after acquiring a pair of 1210's and joining local free party crews. After a long hiatus away from music he was encouraged back and with the help of his friends found the Psy Trance community, immediately falling in love with the music. Due to a lack of a local scene he went to work with his long time friend Anton (Acid Drop Anton) and created Neurotrition. Hoping to bring together people to party and enjoy Psy Trance. Finding the perfect venue in The Attic-Torquay they now host bi-monthly events which continue to grow. This has allowed Luke to play with some of the scenes biggest artists such as Eat Static, Shane Gobi, Chris Rich, Psymmetrix, M-Theory, Astralasia and many more.
Recently he's taken his sounds to Saint Petersburg-Russia, playing at Oroboro Festival and several events at Ken Kessey space. He also hosts a monthly 2 hour show on safehouseradio.co.uk which allows him to share his love of Psy Trance. Expect his sets to be uplifting and hypnotic taking you on a psychedelic journey through the cortex of your mind.