Decoded Magazine supports NIGHTOWL at Ministry of Sound with an exclusive mix from Philip Bader

Nightowl returns to Ministry of Sound on Saturday 17th October with some of the hottest names in house and techno including Waifs & Strays, Philip Bader, De La Swing, Ttandom, Death On The Balcony, Ossie, Coco Cole and Justin Berkmann. Operating in London, Bristol, Brighton, and Reading, Nightowl is responsible for bringing some of the biggest underground DJs to large venues and warehouse parties, and this night promises to deliver an achingly cool big room soundtrack for the discerning music lover.

Headlining will be Bristol-based DJ and producer Amos Nelson aka Waifs & Strays. He has exploded across the house scene over the last few years with releases on Kerri Chandler’s Mad Tech Records, Skream’s Of Unsound Mind label, and Luke Solomon’s Classic imprint. He’s also played a slew of high profile club and festival dates this year. Next up on the bill we have Berlin’s own Philip Bader, whose productions have seen releases on Monika Kruse’s label, Electric Avenue, as well as Kindisch, Saved and Moon Harbour. His sound is characterised by deep, minimalistic techno and creatively placed vocals, often sampling his own voice, while Philip’s DJ sets are like his productions: deep, playful and powerful.

Joining Amos and Philip in The Box will be De La Swing. Over the past 5 years De La Swing has shared turntables with the likes of Marco Carola, Loco Dice and Richie Hawtin, to name a few. Since 2010, he has been a cornerstone of Elrow, the after-hours party specialising in huge productions, based in the ever-growing electronic hub of Barcelona, while also hosting Saturdays at Space, Ibiza. Rounding off this incredible line-up will be Nightowl residents TTandom, who return to Ministry of Sound following their epic set at the club earlier on in the year. Expect deep, groovy and acid house at its very best.

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As part our support for Nightowl, we have an exclusive guest mix from Philip Bader

Philip Bader was born in Berlin and fell in love with electronic music in 1998. He had his DJ-debut in 1999 at the old Tresor club. Just spinning records was not enough so he launched „Max und Moritz“ with his friends. They organized quite a few parties, the most famous event in Berlin being “Karneval der Verpeilten“. Altogether, their Sunday afternoon parties in the old Casino Hof called “Gelee Royal“ were the beginning of the legendary “sunday after” parties in Berlin.

In the end it was just the next logical step for Philip Bader to start producing his own music. Right now he is only concentrating on dj-ing and producing. His production debut was a release with Perry Roden on Monika Kruse’s Label Electric Avenue, followed by successful releases on Kindisch, Saved, Moon harbour , This and That etc. Remixes for Raz Ohara on Get Physical and “Mumba Drums“ together with Sascha Braemer on Kinisch (sub label of Get Physical).

Philip’s productions are characterized by his deep minimalistic Berlin techno style and the really creative and smartly placed vocals – he often sings on his tracks himself. His DJ sets are like his productions: consistently deep, playful and powerful. Philip’s latest project is the label “Dantze“ that he’s just started with his friend Niconé.

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Tickets from £18. Members and Students £5 off the door price.
11pm – 6am
Ministry Of Sound
103 Gaunt Street, London, SE1 6DP
Tube: Elephant & Castle


Damion Pell
About the Author

Loves long walks along the beach, holding hands and romantic 80's power ballads, partial to electronic music and likes to make the odd mix or two.