Blackout Agency presents RITUAL 025: Gerd Janson (Running Back/DE) and Singapore’s own Sivanesh (Sivilian Affairs/SG) on Thursday, 29 December, 2022 at The Riverwalk in Singapore

Limited Presales $28 No Drink
First Release $38 + One Drink
Door Prices $48 + One Drink

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Gerd Janson is one of the most highly respected DJs in the world of house and techno. Quite often, “highly respected” goes hand-in-hand with “underrated” but over the past few years, audiences around the world have also found out what insider types already knew: Janson is a DJ that reconfigures the classics you already knew in an unexpected way – and introduce you to new classics, a few months (or years) before you’ll hear them played everywhere else.

This genre-free philosophy has been a theme throughout Janson’s career. House and techno have been an underlying theme, but listening to his DJ sets, you’ll often hear different types of things filtering through: UK funky, synth pop, industrial. It’s a cliché, to be sure, but he’s the type of DJ that digs so that you don’t have to.

In short, Gerd Janson is one of the increasingly worst kept secrets in the world of dance music. A DJ versatile enough to rock just about any dance floor. A DJ who cares about the profession of DJ. A DJ worth hearing.

A regular fixture at some of Asia’s hippest spots, Sivanesh’s sound goes beyond current trends in genres and is held together by equal amounts of rhythm & groove.

Regional attention started coming through after a well-received opening set for The Martinez Brothers in November 2019 during Cercle’s debut show in Asia at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, leading to DJ bookings around South-East Asia and commissions to curate playlists for publications and record labels such as Mixmag Asia and SaturdaySelects.

Together with partner Lilian Hautemulle, he cofounded Sivilian Affairs in 2019, a project that’s focused on intimate parties with an emphasis on collaboration, inclusivity and having fun.

Currently the music director for Potato Head and Kilo in Singapore, Sivanesh also holds a monthly radio residency on AAJA Music in London every third Monday of the month.



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