John Askew is without doubt one of the hottest trance producer/DJs in the world. Over the last two decades his energetic, high-octane performances featuring his unique, trademark, razor sharp sounds have captivated fans and industry the world over.
From early days signed to Discover Records where John released initial hits “Vellum”, “The Door”, “New Dimension”, “Fade To Black”, “Vandalism” and “Chime”, John has gone on to deliver a catalogue of big singles and remixes for the coolest labels in the scene – including Duty Free Recordings, Vandit, Armada, Captivating Sounds, Perfecto Fluoro, Subculture, Monster Records, Euphonic, Pure Trance, WAO138, Armada and Mental Asylum…..
Today John’s record label and brand VII is the hottest entity in trance. The label exclusively releases music from the seven artists signed to it (Avalon, Simon Patterson, John Askew, Sean Tyas, Will Atkinson, Alex Di Stefano and Orkidea). John’s recent singles on VII – “Midnight Oil”, “On The Rocks”, “Raven” and “Black Coffee” all hit number 1 on Beatport and marked a new era for the evolution of John’s sound - a sound that is widely recognized as the epitome of high quality tech and melodic acid infused trance.
In 2018 John released the VII Vol I compilation which sat at number 1 on the Beatport main album chart for nearly six weeks – beating huge house and techno releases. A real testament to the formidable force that is VII. John Askew embarked on his 6x6x6 tour which saw him play sold out OTC extended sets in six of the world’s hottest cities – including Manchester, Los Angeles and Seattle.
2019 looks set to be another explosive year for John. With work already started on his third artist album, a new compilation due in September and a selection of high quality singles inbound on VII this will be a exciting and creative ejaculatory year that promises to push the boundaries of audio excellence. John will also launch a brand new record label in March of this year. Deep In Thought will be a label that exclusively focuses on high quality vocal records and promises to feature heavyweights Simon Patterson, Will Atkinson, Sean Tyas, Greg Downey, Activa and a small selection of other hand picked producers as well as John himself.
As a member of both VII and Simon Patterson’s Open Up brand John is a consistent team member and contributor to the two of the coolest brands in the scene today.
Nicola Capobianco, a Swiss born deejay/producer who is better known for his project called Liquid Soul. Falling in love with electronic music from a very young age, he almost immediately took an interest in DJ’ing back in 1993, this is the very year where his journey into the world of music officially begun. It became clear that his new found passion wasn't just a passing phase and would last as he made the decision to venture deeper into music, this quickly saw him find his way around the studio as this was the next phase of his progression. He started crafting himself a unique sound signature. This hugely assisted his career and has help sustained his constant heavy flow of bookings all over Europe, ranging from festivals to big raves.
Shortly after the turn of the millennium (2001), Nicola discovered the psychedelic side of trance music, which was around the same time that he felt the urge to again explore new avenues within his music. This reinvention process gave birth to his current and popular project; Liquid Soul. During this period he formed part of a handful of artists & producers who all played vital roles in shaping the psy-progressive trance landscape to where it has grown today.
Liquid Soul became a worldwide sensation for his distinctive sound signature. A sound that can be best described as masterfully capturing emotion through the perfect use of uplifting melodies which manages to intelligently fuse elements of Trance and Psychedelic Trance. These unique qualities have simply set Liquid Soul apart from the pack, making him one of the most desirable artists in the business today.
The Liquid Soul project rapidly gained its own momentum, and was instantly approached with an exclusive record label deal from Iboga Records, (who still is the most recognized and respected psy- progressive trance label today), Liquid Soul became the labels biggest selling artist over the past decade. Today, 2016 exactly marks the 10yrs anniversary of 'Synthetic Vibes', his debut album that descended onto the world with huge success, followed by three chart topping albums named 'Love in Stereo' in 2008, 'Cocktails' his remix album in 2009, and more recently 'Revolution' in 2013 which again was another masterpiece. This also included countless hypnotic releases featuring several remixes as well as a host of various artist compilations.
To stay within the public eye and more importantly to have more creative outlets, Nicola formed part of several side projects, most of which are collaborations with other well established artists. The projects have all received great international support, playing a vital role in keeping Liquid Soul very relevant among other producers, but most importantly to his fast growing fan base worldwide. Some of the better known projects are: Liquid Ace (together with Ace Ventura), Liquid Hook (together with Captain Hook), as well as the deadly Earsugar duo (together with Human Element), and lastly his own experimental solo project called 'Sleek' which focuses more on the deeper minimal and progressive tech genres.
Other very impressive career highlights include winning the acclaimed DJ Awards in Ibiza for the psy-trance category, furthermore he won two Beatport awards; 'Best Track' in 2009 and the prestigious 'Best Artist' award in 2010. Finally toping things off, he very comfortably still holds the most #1 releases within the psy- progressive trance categories on Beatport, which again speaks for itself.
With such an impressive track record and dynamic career it makes complete sense why Liquid Soul has presently become one of the highest booked and most in demand artists. With over 100 performances annually, ranging from Festivals, Shows and Clubs such as Boom, Ozora, Tomorrowland, Ministry of Sound and ASOT to mention a few.
The future surrounding this talented artist is certainly going places, so get strapped in as the ride has only just begun.
VIP Ticket includes:
- VIP entrance line
- 2nd floor own VIP area
- 2nd floor bar to use only for VIP persons
- 2nd floor own toilets + smoking room
- 2nd floor views directly to the stage
- 2nd floor access only for VIP persons
The Circus, Salomonkatu 1-3, Helsinki
Date: Friday 20.03.2020