Tribute To Andy Sojka & Atmosfear

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    Andrzej (Andy) Sojka was a genius. The head behind projects like Atmosfear or Powerline is one of the most prolific and singular producers ever to emerge out of the United Kingdom. Based in London, he was one of the people responsible for the British boogie phenomenon, discovered and produced Level 42, ran Elite Records, sold over 100,000 copies of Atmosfear’s Dancing In Outer Space and was sooner than later a mystical figure on New York City’s wooden dance floors, where people like Larry Levan and François Kevorkian worshipped his work. Get a glimpse of a few of the finest moments of this special ‘Tribute To…’ compilation. Andy Sojka died far to soon of multiple myeloma aged 48 in February 2002. May he dance in outer space forever.


    Frankfurt Germany

    A special show about UK boogie and jazz funk genius Andy Sojka of Atmosfear. You don’t need no dope, all you need is hope.

    _(artist-name)Gerd Janson_ is the original Endor blender, touched with the ability to unearth treasured discs that make music lovers’ eyebrows arch and hips dip. In fact he is one of modern house music’s most accomplished jocks, holding residencies at two of the world's most revered nightclubs, Robert Johnson in Frankfurt and Berghain/Panorama Bar in Berlin. His encyclopedic knowledge of house music history, coupled with a resolutely contemporary ear has made his DJ sets essential listening over the past decade, while putting out records by _(artist-name)Move D_, _(artist-name)Maurice Fulton_, _(artist-name)Radio Slave_, _(artist-name)Theo Parrish_ and the likes on his own label Running Back. One half of the studio duo Tuff City Kids with _(artist-name)Phillip Lauer_, Janson has kept it consistently bubblin’ over the years with remixes for _(artist-name)Tensnake_, Azari & III or Sinkane. Formerly a frequent writer for Groove and Spex magazines, he can now mostly be found hanging out at juice bars and airport departure lounges on the international DJ circuit. A longtime RBMA team member, there’s a special pride that goes along with seeing the rest of the world find out what we knew all along: Gerd is one of the best in the game.