Ordinary Friends presents Kornel Kovacs [Studio Barnhus]
We are back for our first soirée of 2018, and are absolutely delighted to welcome Kornél Kovács down to The White Hotel, for what is set to be our wildest show yet.
After all the festivities of the preceding few weeks, we all know that the month of January is the most drab and dreary of the year. So, to pick yourselves up after a miserable start to 2018 and to help dust off those winter dancing cobwebs, we invite the fun-loving Kornél Kovács to step up to our hallowed White Hotel decks. If there is one DJ to raise your Serotonin levels back up to peak activity, we know Mr Kovács is the man!
Having recently been placed at number 15 on Mixmag’s DJ’s of the year list, 2017 has ended on a high note for Kornél; his ascent up the rankings giving testament to his abilities as both a selector and producer. With a killer taste for all things dance music and a real ear for peak time ‘hands in the air’ moments, his infectious performances have resulted in festival appearances at the likes of Primavera Sound and Love International, alongside a hectic club schedule including sets at Phonox, Corsica Studios and on Jackmaster’s huge Mastermix lineups.
2016 saw the release of his debut album, The Bells, on the prolific Studio Barnhus label he runs alongside good friends Axel Boman and Petter Nordkvist (aka Pedrodollar). Touching on both 4/4 and breakbeat rhythms (no doubt influenced by his early love of jungle and drum n bass), and packed full of cheerful and uplifting house, it has certainly been one of Ordinary Friends’ most played full-length’s of the past couple of years. The Studio Barnhus stable of artists describe their musical output as ‘eclectic, informed, seriously fun and utterly danceable’ and you have to look no further than another of Kornél’s releases, his Radio Koko EP. Released on the highly regarded Numbers label, the EP’s standout track, Pantalón, is a playful take on an old Italo Disco track and is an example of Kornél’s entertaining approach to dance music.
As is custom on the night support comes from the Ordinary Friends crew, who’ll sandwich the headline set with the usual dose of dark sleazy house, left-field disco, and the far reaches of Detroit techno.
We’re very excited to bring the Stockholm native back over to Manchester to kick off our 2018 plans in style; it’s not one to be missed.
As always we’ll see you down the front!
+ Massive shouts to Nosebig Studio for the amazing artwork once again!
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