PREMIERE : Balata, Tom Ap – Al Qantara (Original Mix)[MEDINA RECORDS]
Balata is a DJ / Producer based in Brussels, Belgium.
Balata is a pure product of Gerald’s background and culture. From his multicultural roots in Martinique to his life of travel and experience around Europe, he has always tried to walk a thin but distinct line between Afro House and Melodic House. Constantly balancing groovy organic textures against harsh minimalism of the European tech scene. Balata is a total internal reflection of Gerald’s personality. In his own words, « why should we create boundaries ». He showed us how productive he could be and how fast he is growing within our small world.
Tom Ap is a DJ / Producer based in France
Tom made his debuts in the early 00’s in the South-West of France, starting with strong influences from the american Hip-Hop scene and mixing on vinyl decks. He got into Electronic music a few years later and started to hold residencies in bars and clubs of the Atlantic Coast and Bordeaux.
Inspired by many different styles from Soul, Disco, Hip-Hop to Electronic Music, he provides energetic DJ sets and fine selections, mixing raw Deep-House and Tech-House msuic for a wide range of audiences.
His recognized technique allowed him to play in many places (4sans, Iboat, Raspoutine Paris, Raspoutine Marrakech, Social Club, Wanderlust, Nuba Paris, Carré Coast, Kong, Bataplan, Black Diamond, Carpe Diem Tunis…) alongside headliners such as Laurent Garnier, Derrick May, Alton Miller, Jazzy Jeff, Robert Babicz, Dj Spen, Dj Deep, Jef K, Patrick Topping, Âme, Lula Circus, David Duriez, Phil Weeks, Château Flight, D’julz, Shonky, Arnaud Le Texier, Mass_Prod, just to name a few.
In 2013, he got closer to the french party promoter and magazine Electrocorp. He’s the resident DJ of the crew and he currently holds a residency with them at the famous club iBoat.
After being the official resident of Raspoutine Marrakech (Morocco), TOM A.P moved back to France to go back on the road and get multiples residences
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