FRIDAY 9th FEBRUARY 2018
Limelight 1, Belfast
A limited amount of early bird tickets on sale Friday 9am from shine.net
General tickets on sale Friday 9am from www.shine.net, Ticketmaster outlets & Resident Advisor.
Italian Techno Titan SAM PAGANINI
brings his Zenith World Tour to SHINE early next year for his debut Belfast show on Friday 9th February, with support from global touring partner ZØE and local Electronic kingpin PHIL KIERAN! Paganini’s world tour is in support of his acclaimed album Zenith which was released on JAM Sept 2017. Zenith is Sam's 3rd album to date and his first since the Drumcode-released Satellite in 2014.
Not many artists are lucky enough to release a track that defies genre classification and reaches into mainstream culture, with people enthusiastically embracing its melody and adopting it as if it were a football anthem.�Taken from the critically acclaimed LP “Satellite” (out on Drumcode in September 2014), “Rave” has become an instant classic, a timeless piece of music that stayed on the N°1 Beatport Techno spot for more than two months, and for more than a year and a half in its overall chart, gaining more than five million clicks on Youtube (becoming the most clicked Techno track ever).�
Since 1996, a landmark year for him thanks to the worldwide success of his track “Zoe” produced as Paganini Traxx, Sam Paganini’s stylistic experimentations have gone from strength to strength, leading him to collaborate and release his music on several record labels until Techno pioneer Richie Hawtin welcomed him to his Plus8 imprint in 2011 with the “Cobra” EP. With the subsequent releases of the “Body To Body” EP on Cocoon Recordings and the “Prisma”, “Eros” and “Black Leather” EPs on Drumcode, all reaching the highest spots on Beatport’s Techno Chart, his unique musical journey has achieved great success both on the underground circuit as well as on the mainstream channels.
To this day, Sam proudly stands out as the only Italian artist to release under his own name on Plus8, Cocoon and Drumcode and 2017/18 will see him tour internationally all over the globe showcasing his 3rd artist album Zenith.