Forthcoming gigs of 2008 and 2009

Here is a look into future gigs of mine during the next six months or so. I’ve decided to have maximum two weekends of DJing and two weeks without any gigs to have quality time with my family and the newborn and hopefully have some time in the studio too.

Coming up next is weekend in Frankfurt area in Germany where I’m playing with my old friend Stefano Libelle at Loft Club. I am also playing a one hour set at Radio Sunshine Live on Saturday evening. Next week I’ll be DJing in London at Electronic Sessions’ boat party on Thames with Jon O’Bir and some others. I played for them in June 2007 and judging by that there should be a great cruise ahead. It won’t be an AVA party though as Andy Moor was booked to Ministry of Sound the following week and had to cancel the ES gig. We’ll do an AVA party with Electronic Sessions sometime in 2009…

On Saturday 8th of November I’m having my first DJ gig in Helsinki since February at Pussy Club’s 10th Anniversary. It takes place at the old & legendary Hype Club’s premises at Presidentti Club. With Pussy B-Day party, Francesco Farfa as headliner and all of the old Pussy people around I’m sure it will be something magical. Congrats already now to the promoter Taru for these amazing ten years! In November I’m also starting a quarter annual (4 x year) residency at Music Box in Manchester which I’m super excited as it’s my first foreign residency.

December looks pretty hectic with my house night Jack celebrating it’s fifth anniversary at Kuudes Linja on Friday 12th with a pretty special foreign guest DJ. He is one of my all time favourite producers and DJs and you can find all the info at my site next week. On 19th of December I’m guest at Misc Management’s MiscBehaving event with a really strong line-up. Unfortunately the shadyness continues with this event too for while so all I can say is that there will be one big trance and one major progressive house name plus a strong finnish line-up. On Saturday 20th of December I’m heading to Tampere to experience the new club ONE. I’ve heard only good things about their first two events so it should be a great night.

New Year kicks off with a yet-to-be-announced NYE evening event while the first morning of 2009 will be spent at [:reiv] organization’s traditional afterhours event from 05:00 until 14:00. They have a fresh venue for it and I’ll be playing a somewhat special three hour set. As afterhour gigs seem to be rare nowadays I’m looking forward to this a lot too! 2009 will also see Jack nights starting every two months at a new location in Helsinki, Laserpoint vs Labyrinth event at Kaapelitehdas in April, some nice one offs around Finland while alongside my Manchester residency I’ve already got enquiries to Lebanon, Hungary, Netherlands and Romania.

I don’t want to sound overly optimistic but I’m quite excited with all those gigs. Hope to see you on the dancefloor with hands in the air! What do YOU think of these gigs? Anything you’re looking forward to? Guesses on the foreign guests? Bored of Orkidea already? ;) Let me know your thoughts!