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.
11.03.2017 Kauz – Phantom Island
w. Calypso Steve
(Red Light Records /Amsterdam)
13.03.2107 Ritmo at Bosch Bar w. Carlo Canone & Kejeblos
15.03.2017 Bar 3000 – True Romance
31.03.2017 Widder Bar
07.04.2017 Zukunft w. Young Marco
13.04.2017 Grand Café Lochergut
28.04.2017 Widder Bar
29.04.2017 Sender (ex La Catrina) GDS.FM with Honey K
26.05.2017 Phantom Island at Kauz
29.06.17 – 3.07.17 Love International, Tisno, Croatia
08.07.2017 Kraftfeld Winterthur
15.07.2017 Phantom Island at Zigiroom w. Kejeblos & Condor