Alex Storrer has a curious backstory. In the late ’90s he was a well-known figure in Swiss hip-hop, rapping in dialect as part of the duo Bligg’n’Lexx. Today, Bligg is Switzerland’s biggest mainstream rapper. Lexx, meanwhile, has become a respected connoisseur DJ, earning a place among the clubbing greats in Switzerland. As an extension of this, he launched the Phantom Island label with some friends in Zürich.
Storrer’s soaring house productions and edits have a distinct yearning for harmony. This is music with a certain quietude, a shimmering quality, like the mixes he’s done for the Test Pressing website. But Storrer’s peak-time sets in clubs are perhaps the most revealing. Cavorting between disco, dub, house and electro, he weaves intricate narratives that are full of surprises.
17.06.2017 Klaus – Dada Plattentaufe
22.06.2017 Dosci at Zukunft w. John Player
29.06.2017 – 3.07.2017 Love International, Tisno, Croatia
07.07.2017 Zukunft – Akoya Circles Releas Party w. Look Like
08.07.2017 Kraftfeld Winterthur
14.07.2017 Montreux Jazz Festival w. Young Marco
15.07.2017 Phantom Island at Zigiroom w. Kejeblos & Condor
28.07.2017 Zukunft w. Kalabrese
18.08.2017 LOW, Kiev w. Pavel Plastik
24.08.2017 Dosci at Zukunft with DJ Kent aka The Backwoods (Japan)
19.09.2017 Light Of Other Days Record Release Party at Zukunft