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.
09.12.17 Bar 3000
15.12.17 Phantom Island at Salon Libre (Ex Kino ABC)
16.12.2017 Dolder Schlittschuh Disco
23.12.17 Gonzo – The Day Before Chrystal Meth
30.12.2017 Mareh Festival, Bahia
12.01.2018 Riders Club Laax w. Kejeblos
25.01.17 Dosci w. Alex Dallas
02.02.18 Friedas Büxe – Unfug & Liebe
09.02.18 Phantom Island Night at Zukunft. Kejeblos & Wavetest Live.
01.03.18 Lakritz Landesmuseeum