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 his friends Kejeblos, Ron & Tobi 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.
17.03.18 Zukunft with Gerd Janson
23.03.18 Sender w. Honey K
31.03.18 Phantom Island at Sender
07.04.18 Phantom Island at Zukunft w. Orpheu The Wizzard (Red Light Radio/ Amsterdam) & Kejeblos)
13.04.18 – Moods Zürich
02.06.18 Love International at Zukunft w. Dave Harvey & Alex Dallas
21.06.18 Dosci at Zukunft with Pavel Plastik (Low/Closer/Kiev)
28.07.18 – 30.07.18
Love International Festival, Tisno, Croatia
28.09.18 Zukunft with Prosumer