Check out the DJs playing at the November 26 gig at Muju Restaurant & Lounge
Time Out Bahrain staff
Kenneth first appeared in the public eye in the late ‘80s in his home city of Copenhagen as the organiser of the now legendary ‘Coma’ acid house parties (The Danish equivalent of London’s ‘Shroom’ and ‘Spectrum’). Regarded not only as a musical tastemaker, but also as a cultural trendsetter, Kenneth quickly became a go-to guy for his thoughts and ideas, as well as his musical knowledge. Fast-forward to this decade and Kenneth continues to influence many. And while his hugely popular radio show for Denmark’s P3 Radio Station is no longer on the airwaves, his main focus now is producing music, promoting the Coma parties (they’re still as wild as they were 20 years ago!) and running his Music For Dreams label, on which he originally released the critically acclaimed Fragments From A Space Cadet LP. In 2007 he recorded an album that re-invented chill-out and matured his sound. For more info,visit www.myspace.com/kennethbager
Valentin was born in Ibiza. Living in such a dynamic place he naturally grew up listening to the DJs that came to the island – Alex P, Brandon Block, DJ Pippi, Alfredo, Jon Sa Trixia and Jose Padilla being particularly strong influences. At the age of 15 Valentin started playing music for teenage disco parties in Sala Kiss and within a few years had residencies in Pacha, Space, Mao Rooms and the Blue Marlin. He started playing for Cafe del Mar when he was 20, and in 2007 he compiled Cafe del Mar’s Chillhouse Volume 5. In the same year he started his weekly show on Ibiza Sonica Radio. Valentin won the 2008 and 2009 Best Ibiza Resident DJ Award and the 2008 DJ Magazine Award for Best Ibiza Resident DJ in a Lounge Bar. For more info, visit www.valentinhuedo.com
DJ Disse is a Danish music producer. His skin might be white, but his mind sometimes changes colour! This statement makes sense when you’re listening to his album When I’m Bored, I Change Colour. The album is influenced by Banzai Republic, Rhythm and Sound and his fellow countryman and friend, Trentemøller. You might already know DJ Disse from the world’s best selling lounge compilations, Buddha Bar (2008) or Hotel Costes (2007/08).
Janie Price aka Bird
Janie Price aka Bird was six years old when she first picked up a cello, and it wasn’t long before she graduated from playing pub gigs to tourisng with Vanessa Mae, and playing in the mud at Glastonbury. But, in spite of a critically acclaimed album under the pseudonym ‘Bird’, promises of major breakthroughs and record deals didn’t materialise, so Janie decided to let Bird rest a while and took a short break. A spell studying design at one of the UK’s leading art colleges led to a semester spent studying in Copenhagen, Denmark. She took her cello with her and it didn’t take long at all for Kenneth Bager to find her, and when he did he offered her the chance to record again and take Bird out of hibernation. Fortunately she took his advice...
Krag started out as a guitar player in Denmark, joined Womack & Womack on a European ‘Teardrops’ Tour in 1989, and played with Hanne Boel from 1990-92. He toured, performed, produced and recorded with various Danish artists like Lis Sorensen, Sanne Salomonsen, Randi Laubek, Soren Kragh Jakobsen, Sos Fenger, Spacehead, Aura, Kenneth Bager, Eranndd, and Hanne Boel. He has been teaching the guitar since 1998 at the Danish Rhythmic Music Conservatory RMC. For more info, visit www.jonaskrag.com