Melodic Presents: Los Suruba & Ian O'Donovan - Hangar - May

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MELODIC Presents:

Los Suruba (Ants / Suruba / Culprit)
Ian O'Donovan (Drumcode / Bedrock / Tronic / KMS)
+ Special Guests

Hangar - 15.05.2015
Doors 23.00 - LATE

Tickets from RA: €8 /10 /12

This will be a night to remember. Two of the best acts we've booked over the years in one of the best underground venues in the city. Los Suruba have gone from strength to strength since we first had them over in 2012. They are just about to embark on their second season as residents at Ushuaia's UNITED ANTS party and their label is now home to top acts such as Robert Babicz, Gorge, Ripperton, Edu Imbernon, Amine Edge, Tigerskin and Hot Since 82 among others. They have carved out a unique, deep dark sound that thrives in deep house and techno.

Since bursting onto the scene in 2010, Ian O'Donovan has proved himself to be one of the most gifted Irish producers of the moment. With regular support from Laurent Garnier, John Digweed and Dave Clarke, his sound is growing constantly and is being recognised the world over. He now has tracks on Sasha's Last Night on Earth, Digweed's Bedrock, Christian Smith's Tronic and Adam Beyer's Drumcode. Seriously impressive stuff form the man from Limerick.


There is no question that the electronic music talent emerging from Spain overshadows many of their global counterparts in today’s oversubscribed industry. If you want something fresh and inspiring that is. Los Suruba are a duo amidst a new generation of fine underground artists who exemplify this inventory, no mean feat in a country that houses some of the most influential European talent to break the scene over the past few years.

Alvaro and Delmar’s first encounter at the SAE institute of design in Madrid in 2001 heralded the beginning of a long and fruitful working relationship that has led the pair to journey their creative awakening together.

Delmar’s experience of the vibrant Madrid club scene began a few years prior, his earliest adventures feeding rap, reggae and funk compulsions. These eclectic sounds would eventually lead him to the realms of electronic music. Keen to share his spinning knowledge with Alvaro, a growing appreciation for dance music led to a meeting of creative minds. Soon after, playing at parties together was to be something that locked their musical chemistry into a skyward ascent that would ultimately lead to the Los Suruba we know today.

Suruba is the Portuguese word for orgy; a wild party, a sinful bacchanal. A name bestowed upon the pair by fans and friends in the early days and one that embodies the feeling of those who experience their music today. While it would be easy to assume that this ‘all out party’ sentiment is the principle theme of their music, Los Suruba is much more than that. Traversing the darkly pleasurable, serious and fun (deep house, tech house, techno), a Los Suruba set will find you immersed in a world of limitless possibilities, an abstract journey of feelings and sounds that capture the beauty of every precious moment. From intimate clubs to festival crowds, the party is always crazy.

This versatility and innate intuition has set the boys up for the most exciting gig of 2013; their summer residency at ANTS. One of the hottest new gatherings in Ibiza, the ANTS party is one that cleverly avoids the mainstream while showcasing a carefully curated selection of stealth underground artists. Here Los Suruba has been able to vent their intense musical desires in an environment that nurtures only the best underground talent. The ANTS army has foot printed their appreciation in droves; an appreciation that has echoed across venues and parties the world over; Europe, the USA, Asia and of course in their home country. From the monthly Goa parties in Madrid and Moog or Mac Arena Mar in Barcelona to Studio80 in Amsterdam, Tresor in Berlin, Spartacus in Marseille and The Rhythm Factory in London, Los Suruba has etched special memories into dance floors forever. Sinfully gratifying music that works it’s magic just as easily in intimate settings as at larger gatherings such as Benicassim and

Spinning is just one part of the story. With their studio and label endeavors, the boys have won the approval of fellow countrymen and international DJs alike. Maceo Plex, Sasha, Jamie Jones, John Digweed, Steve Lawler, Dixon; a bulging tally of some of the most relevant and influential artists to crown our scene.

Get Physical, Culprit, Beachcoma, Stil Vor Talent, Noir Music, Defected are just some of the imprints to host the boys as they fly the flag with their original studio tracks. Carving a neat little niche with seminal tracks like ‘Pisco Sour’ and the 2011 release ‘Punset’, a stunning collaboration with Edu Imbernon released on Eklektisch; and of course one of Resident Advisor’s 50 most charted tracks that month; Solomun’s remix of this breakthrough track making a huge impression on the White Isle.
Working out of their shared studio in Ibiza, permanent home to the boys for over two years now,
Alvaro and Delmar have the more relaxed winter months on the Island to focus intently on their studio work and the Suruba label. The imprint, which was launched in 2007 has featured a huge array of heavyweights and newcomers alike; Robert Babicz, Gorge, Ripperton, Edu Imbernon, Amine Edge, Tigerskin and Hot Since 82 are just a small selection of their 180 strong artist label roster.

Four imprints housed under one umbrella, the Suruba Records family of imprints gives the pair an outlet for their very diverse musical tastes. Suruba’s main label is the dance floor orientated big brother; the darker edge of the sword and home to more intense, techno vibes is Suruba X; Suruba Playa releases summery, organic sounds and finally Suruba D is home to the deep house and indie releases they are keen to advocate. Over 100 releases later, Suruba Records is a success story in itself.

While the illustrious ‘Mantis EP’ still hangs thickly in the air over a year since its release (with the amazing remixes of Hot Since 82 and Edu Imbernon), ‘Fayer’ their latest signing on Culprit, again with Edu Imbernon, is devastating the airwaves with it’s upbeat, analog sounds. Brash guitar notes and Italo-influenced bass lines underpin the rich, multi-dimensional Los Suruba blueprint that resonates so well with fans. A legacy that will carry vibrations of the fading summer season far into the future.


Since bursting onto the scene in 2010 with huge support from the likes of Laurent Garnier, John Digweed and Dave Clarke, Ireland’s Ian O'Donovan has gone on to achieve great feats as an artist. Ian has forged a unique style within the techno scene, blending a touch of the past with his melodic sound and moulding it into place with top level production.

His tracks have found homes on iconic imprints such as Kevin Saunderson's KMS in Detroit, John Digweed's burgeoning Bedrock Records, Christian Smith's Tronic
and Sasha's Last Night on Earth label. Ian has reworked classics like Inner City's 'Good Life' and collaborated with legends like John Digweed along with a string of top solo releases, which have won favour with industry titans like Richie Hawtin and Carl Cox.

After standout early releases on Detone and KMS, 2015 sees Ian O'Donovan's stock once more on the rise, fuelled further by signings to huge techno labels like Drumcode and more to be announced; an indication that this timeless producer is only now entering his stride. With an arsenal of dance-floor weapons developed over a decade by his side, Ian is committed to bringing his dj sets to the world, taking music lovers on an intricate journey both into the artist’s mind and to a place of musical inspiration.

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