I’ve been a part of the V.I.M and Diablo Loco fan base for a while now ever since I started playing the majority of V.I.M releases on my show. I had the pleasure of doing a CD give away some years ago and Greg (Pale Penguin) sent me over the “100 Lights From Home release” along with some cool flyers and other cool bits n pieces. Since then I have pretty bought on sight every V.I.M release and supported the tunes the label sends me on promo. I appreciate the effort that Greg puts in to running his labels and the attention that is given to the people who support them. V.I.M aka Very Important Music has been a huge part of my Dj sets with a plethora of outstanding releases from top notch producers.
Now in 2015 I am proud to bring you something very very special an exclusive WELCOME DARKNESS MIX by PALE PENGUIN.
The mix will air on Monday the 6th April at 11am – 1pm GMT, you can tune in at http://www.nsbradio.co.uk and come and say hi in the chat and talk to the other listeners and Djs at http://www.nsbradio.co.uk/chat
You can find out all about the man himself below its well worth the read. I have massive respect for Greg a sentiment that is shared throughout the Breaks community. So for now lock it in to your diaries, take a day/ night off work and get ready to Welcome the Darkness…see you there.
PALE PENGUIN’s one of the key figures in Greek electronic scene. Based in Thessaloniki, Greece, he’s been djing for almost 25 years now being one of the best Greek Breaks/Techno/Tech-House/Freestyle djs. In his portfolio there are appearances in big festivals (Sola Luna, Balkan Voices, Urban Rhythm, Reworks, Butterfly, Spring Festen, Summer 3P) alongside Slam, Felix Da Housecat, Dave Angel, Luke Slater, Dominic Eulberg, Modeselektor, Rob Luis (Tru Thoughts), Coldcut, Octave One, Eddie Piller etc, and many venues throughout Greece and Europe. He has done warm-ups to artists likes Rjd2, Thievery Corporation, Richard Dorfmeister, Nightmares On Wax, Kid Loco, Mushroom (Massive Attack), Frank Popp, Bjorn Torske, Bentley’s Rhythm Ace, Snowboy, Hooverphonic etc. He was one of the first radio producers playing Breaks/Drum n’Bass and Electronica in his legendary “Tricknology”, “Brainwash” and “Cinematica Paradiso” radio shows. He’s been resident dj for almost 12 years in the legendary Bar/Club Elvis, Thessaloniki, Greece presenting Fridays “BreakTech” nights in which he has hosted Meat Katie, Lee Coombs, Tom Real, Malente, Andy Smith, Ursula 1000, Smacs & Crazy Sonic, Lee Bass,Aidan Lavelle and more. He was also resident dj in club Liebe, Thessaloniki, Greece in which he has done warm-up sets for Meat Katie, Kevin Saunderson, AtJazz, Break The Box etc. He has done exclusive mix sets for many net radios (Ibreaks Radio, NSB Radio, Breakbeat.Ca site, NuBreaks Radio), exclusive mix CD’s (“Battle Of The Breaks” series) for Freeze magazine, he has performed dj sets in Thessaloniki’s International Fair, Thessaloniki’s International Film Festival, has took part many times (as member of the djs team) in the biggest Balkans Hip-Hop/Breakdance/Funky Breaks event “Battle Of The Year/Balkans”, and in many clubs throughout Europe (Flex Club/Vienna, Arttheater Club/Cologne, Art & Dance/Cologne, Rivolli/London, Club Montepulciano/London, South London Pacific/London, Instant Club/Budapest, Perfect Kaos Club/Novi Sad, Mika Tivadar/Budapest). Additionally he was the main music contributor to Greek music and urban culture magazines Freeze, Soundmaker and Crawford Magazine.
His production activities begun with SCOPITONE CONSPIRACY and POZITRONIC RAY and since 2006 he’s member of THE SCIENTIFICS-a Breaks/Tech project which have released singles and remixes for labels like V.I.M.Breaks, Erase, Basstard, Yellow Finger Communications, Warriorz Music, Relax and Groovebox, performed live throughout Greece, Italy and Germany, and being presented in many sites, radios, forums (BreakinAsia, Breakbeat Canada, Annie Nightingale Radio 1 Show, Ibreaks Radio, NSB Radio, Nu Breaks Radio etc). Since early 2007, together with Echonomist and Mr.Lookman, launched and manages V.I.M. (Very Important Music) Records, releasing quality Breaks, Tech-House, Electronica singles and albums by many International and Greek artists. From the beginning of 2009 he has formed with KID STRETCH the Funky/Disco-Breaks project PALE THE KID. Focused mainly on Electro Disco-Breaks sound they have managed to release singles and remixes for Breakbeat Paradise, V.I.M.Breaks, Dirty Drop Records, Warriorz Music and Timewarp Music. In the beginning of 2011 together with STAMA (ERASE RECORDS label manager) he has launched DIABLO LOCO RECORDS, a label specialized on top quality Tech-Breaks/Tech-Funk releases. The label inspired by traditional Mexican wrestling and the famous Luchadores, with special design and logo! DIABLO LOCO RECORDS managed to do a great start with awesome singles and remixes and won the BREAKSPOLL’s 2012 BEST NEW BREAKS LABEL AWARD. At the beginning of 2013 he has launched another quality label called DEEP GARNET RECORDS, a label focusing on the deeper side of Breaks with Deep and Futuristic breaks monthly releases by some of the most interesting underground artists of the scene and in the beginning of 2014 he launched the Booty-Breaks labels FANTOMAS RECORDS focused mainly on the Booty-Breaks sound!
Lately PALE PENGUIN together with MR.LOOKMAN launched the Bassline/Future Garage project NYCTEUS which are going to release some remixes and their first EP during 2015.
V.I.M.RECORDS Label Manager
DIABLO LOCO RECORDS Label Manager (BREAKSPOLL 2012 BEST NEW BREAKS LABEL)
DEEP GARNET RECORDS Label Manager
SLINKSTA RECORDS A & R Manager
THE SCIENTIFICS Crew
PALE THE KID Project
LOS LUCHADORES project