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Logic vs Antiworld: let the games commence! Interview with Dave and Enrico

Reported by Shaf De Bass / Submitted 12-04-06 21:10

Many DJs talk about “educating the crowd”, “experimenting” and being “daring” with the music styles they play. This may be possible in some other musical genres, but there’s one thing for sure: the techno, psy trance and hard house/dance clubbers know almost exactly what they want to hear and if they don’t get what they want, they go somewhere they can find it.

This makes promoting events extremely difficult, as the promoters need to keep their ears constantly to the ground and stay focused on what is going down on their dance floors. The scene is constantly evolving and has been described by some to be “run by the clubbers rather than by the DJs”, which is undeniably true to some extent.

Logic and Antiworld are two promotions that were born and inspired in the late 1990s when the Fridge was THE place to be for trance partying. Both parties are extremely successful in their own rights and the promoters have been friends since the beginning.

On the 29th April 2006, Dave Logic and Enrico from Antiworld will be joining forces to bring together 7 years of experience, totally mind-blowing production and visuals and 2 crowds that like to do nothing other than get down and party and have a damn good time!

We managed to grab hold of them both for an extremely rare and exclusive interview in the build up to what is looking to be a sell-out event at the Fridge.

Here's what you guys wanted to know about 2 of clubland's most characteristic promoters...

Dave Logic

Hello guys, how you doing?

Enrico: I’m so super busy you wouldn’t believe me if I told you!!! But I love my job so it’s all cool really!

Dave: I’m tired, very tired… but I’m fine really so I’m happy. Hehe…

What have you been up to lately?

Enrico: I’ve just finished a big show at the Academy in Brixton and I’m looking forward to getting back to my favourite club ever, The Fridge. for Logic v. Antiworld.

Dave: As many on HarderFaster will already know, I’ve been taking it very easy of late. A year ago you would have repeatedly been able to find me in three or four clubs each weekend. I haven’t lost any love for the scene but I’ve been clubbing for a VERY long time and it’s nice to step back once in a while to get a clear picture of not only what’s going on in your own life but also what direction the scene is moving in.

Enrico from Antiworld

Enrico, tell us how Antiworld progressed so quickly from being a smaller party to the epic events you now pull off at super-club sized venues such as The Carling Academy, Alexandra Palace and SE1?

Enrico: With a LOT of dedication from me and the Antiworld crew, our DJs, our flyer crew, production crew, and venue teams. We are also very grateful that our music selection has been so appreciated by so many people.

And Dave, how did Logic progress from a small (but brilliant) Saturday morning afterparty at G4 to the giant sensory indoor carnival it is today?

Dave: Kind words, possibly too kind. I’ve been asked this question dozens of times in the past both on HarderFaster and other sites and the answer always comes back to same few things. The people, the time and the ethos behind what you do. We were born out of the halcyon days of Escape from Samara and have always had a great level of support where ever we’ve gone. We love the scene and the people that support it and work extremely hard to meet our audience’s perceptions.

What do you both hope to achieve by running an event together? What are you looking forward to seeing when Antiworld and Logic meet on the 29th April?

Enrico: I’m really looking forward to see the clubbers’ reactions to Eskimo’s live music and Proteus playing a psy trance set. It’s really exciting to hear such a talented DJ as Proteus playing his interpretation of another sound!

Dave: Two simple but meaningful words – something different!

Just as Enrico has almost single handily pioneered the UK psychedelic trance scene, breaking grounds and taking risks that no other would, Logic similarly has always stood on the borders of the main stream hard dance scene constantly trying to push boundaries. It would be simple but pointless to run another Logic event in the tried and tested format of last year. Trying something new is very exciting and refreshing. I’m really looking forward to working with both Enrico and the Antiworld Crew on the night (I might even stay sober!)

You’re both well known for the effort you put into your production at your parties, do does this mean we can expect double the craziness on the 29th April?

Enrico: Well that’s a difficult one as both Logic and Antiworld have a similar ethos behind the production. Both parties always put on the best production they can, so it is very hard to make better what has already been done. We are surely on the case and having The Fridge to play with is very exciting, so you’ll have to wait and see…

Dave: Like Enrico quite rightly says, both Antiworld and Logic share the same desire when it comes to making a party look good, sound good and feel good. In addition to Logic’s Karma, Nuroptics and LAK:UK there will be Antiworld’s production crew, Kwalilox and décor crews. Production is still being finalised as we speak, but as usual, it will be of a very high standard!

Dave, you’ve recently tried out a few different venues for Logic. Has it been difficult to find a venue that matches not only the atmosphere of The Fridge, but the passion of the old Fridge management and staff for making events special and unique?

Dave: The Fridge is very dear place to me. Many of my best clubbing memories stem from the mad times I’ve had there over the years but rest assured, if there were two parties that have proven that they can bring the roof down at the Fridge, it would be Antiworld and Logic. I’m sure the new management will work just as hard to ensure this event takes place in the way we have designed it to.

Enrico, being behind the indoor festival concept, which offered an unmatched diversity of genres and international artists, do you feel that dance music still needs a lot more open mindedness?

Enrico: The nature of the Antiworld indoor festivals has adapted to the way the music has changed. More and more of our clubbers are devoted to psy trance and less and less are enjoying the hard dance sounds. We loved the concept of the indoor festivals but it didn’t seem right or logical having some rooms heaving and the other rooms quiet. It was time for a change and we followed what our clubbers were asking for.

Who are you looking forward to hearing/seeing play at Antiworld vs. Logic?

Enrico: All of them from start to finish.

Dave: Also very excited about the entire line-up, although I do always love to hear Shaf De Bass.

Are there any venues that you dream about throwing a party at?

Enrico: The Revenge @ Alexandra Palace!!!!

Dave: No!!!

What is your take on previously hard house producers now making psy trance?

Enrico: The need to follow the music and not worry about the formulated beat matching that so often happens with much of the hard house.

Dave, did you really go out with Betty Boo aka Alison Kier or were you on a wind up...?

Dave: Nobody “went out with each other” in those days but we did hang out as such. Before her fame as Betty Boo, Alison was one half of a female hip-hop act known as the Sherockers. I was a scratch DJ in a reasonably successful hip hop act known as Red Ninja. We all used to hang out in a club called Spatz in the early nineties —a sort of hip hop type of Club 414 in its time, if you know what I mean…

Thanks very much for your time guys and roll on Saturday 29th April!!! Woooooot!Slayer

Photos courtesy of Daf and Matt. Not to be reproduced without permission.

Logic & Antiworld: Break the System Down
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On: Saturday 29th April 2006
At: The Death Star
From: 22:00 - LATE

Logic HQ [Brixton] 07960 750303, 07710 927694
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More: Come and witness true clubbing history as Antiworld and Logic meet for the very first time in 7 years under the same roof. Both parties, renowned for their state of the art production, sound and vibe will meet for an amazing 8 hours of Psychedelic trance, Hard Trance, Techno and Electro with exclusive techno set from Adam-LAB4 plus live appearences and stageshows from K90 and Eskimo. Be prepared to not only break all musical barriers, be prepared to BREAK THE SYSTEM DOWN !!

After sell-out collaborations with both Frantic and HeatUK over the past few years there was always one chapter missing from the Logic history book. - This is the next chapter. Logic are extremely excited about working with one of the scenes's most original, inspirational promotions and good friends from many moons ago - Antiworld


Amazing light and laser show, Computer generated FX, Video and audio visual interludes, amazing decor and visual enhancements throughout the night. More info coming soon...
Region: London
Music: Acid Trance. Hard Trance. Psy Trance. House. Funky House. Hard House. Funky Techno. Techno.
DJ's: Main Room:
Eskimo - Live on stage - Psychedelic Hard Dance set !
K90 - Live on stage - K90s first appearence at Logic since 2003 !
Adam - Lab4 - Exclusive techno set
SHOKK - Switzerland - DJ Set
Ross vs Moon

2nd Room - Hosted by Never Enough:
Eduardo Herrera (Brazil)
Olav Hentrich (Germany) 2 hrs set- London Debut
Mike Redina (UK)
Alec Fasani (Brazil)
Laurian (Romania) Never Enough Debut

Who's Going? (86) : 5*flash, antiworld, anton@heat, Baby Kat, bobbelhat, Breezercat, Brighton Phil, Caitlin, CanaDark, carmend70, CesarD!., cheerio, chill, Claire99, Colliewobbles, Cook, Craig Paxton, Crimson - Crazy Fool, D'Scrace, Daft Ada, dancing queen, DanJ, Dave_Logic, Disco Biscuit, Disco Diva, Dj Alec Fasani, djtomec, Energizer_Bunny, Euphoria, Flip, FlirtyMinx, freak-a-freak, IcePick, Imadethis, INVADER zim, James Jaye, James Nardi, Jolene Redtrip, Lisa B, lofty_rob, Maria, Matt, MEC, Mike Redina, MissFit, moggyy, Monster Munch, mr crocodile, Mr Nikos, Mungo, Neil Farnham, noggy, Nomi Sunrider, ORPHEUS, pam@pam, Pickled Pat, plastic, Porka, Postman Thorp, Prozak, ravechick, raving_pixie, Repete, resin, Ricky Pants, RobB-Se9, sao, SaraS, saul, SexLoveandMotion, sexyjojo, sexyminx, Sherocker, Sioux, Sonic_chick_, Spud, stallion, Tinks, Toxigen, Tuxedo, ViKa, WEBBO, Whatever!!, yvonnesexy, ziob, ~deleted5662 
HF Photographer: Crimson - Crazy Fool HF Reviewer: Claire99, Nomi Sunrider

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From: TEK-DJ Management on 12th Apr 2006 21:36.20
Fantastic interview!!

From: Maria on 13th Apr 2006 10:01.22
Logic & Antiworld...Wicked combination!Woohoo oo oo ooI'm proud to work with you guys! Mummy! Mmmwwah!

From: Janie Mac on 13th Apr 2006 10:15.56
Wicked interview Shafster!

From: ~deleted5662 on 13th Apr 2006 11:38.01
I can't wait for this, its going to be so good!! I do like the way Shaf gets a pic of himself in there though Wink

From: Dr DUZZIT on 13th Apr 2006 15:54.14
Logic Vs Antiworld, Christ what ever will they think of next? are you sure the venue is big enough for 2 of Londons Heavy weight contenders!!! dont miss this for anything and your be in for a treat if you do go. Dave hope this enough to get guest list Laughs out loud

From: Dave_Logic on 13th Apr 2006 18:44.31
Why didn't I get a "cool" picture like Enrico.....possibly coz I'm not....Frown

From: JAY B on 14th Apr 2006 13:55.25

From: sexyjojo on 18th Apr 2006 15:04.46
awwwwwwwww dave you're cool in your own special way Razz

From: ~deleted5181 on 19th Apr 2006 08:47.23
Hey Dave, Let me know if you ever need help with flyring ;p Laughs out loud

From: freak-a-freak on 20th Apr 2006 17:19.08
Add your comments here ! U wanna ROCK ??!!?? hah, BIG WORDS, but CAN U ???HAHA..prove it on the 29th.. C all of ya on da' dancefloor!!! Smile

From: sexyminx on 21st Apr 2006 13:21.47
Wicked interview Go go go This is gonna rock. Logic i love you. Looking forward to my 1st ever Antiworld. See you on da dancefloor Wiggles

From: Jam Gorilla on 21st Apr 2006 13:57.08
Just can't help noticing some historical inaccurancies being myself, independent et al.
also trying to give Nadya some deserved credit, innit?
but knowing meaning of very busy and dedicated dude will probably rush away to fix the world
it could be a riot if you publish on psy sites but it doesn't mean both of them wouldn't rock as always in so many years
be bangin

From: Jam Gorilla on 21st Apr 2006 13:59.42
something to remember is Dave being a hip hop scratcher

From: Centurian on 24th Apr 2006 09:57.02
The revenge at Ally Pally Woooooot!

Good interview Shaf, i see you never failed to get some shameless plugs in, haha, good work fella Thumbs up

Damn i'm missing some action.

From: Fi on 28th Apr 2006 08:47.54
I can't believe you didn't ask him about the marbles!!

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