Dedicated purveyors of all that is good in house music, System of Survival are Pietro De Lisi aka Surfbit and Alex Carpentieri, and have been resident DJs at that bastion of underground Ibiza, Circoloco, since the party first began over decade ago. Living, playing, producing and releasing material together since '89 in Italy, they were amongst the first DJs brought by promoters Antonio & Andrea, to reside in Ibiza at DC10, and have since mastered the main room, terrace and car park with equal ease. Their ability to carry a crowd, blend seamlessly between styles and fill in the gaps around the countless guests that they have supported is true testament to the role of a resident, and has led to them flying the Circo Loco flag throughout the years and across the globe. Apart from touring with the DC10 crew, Pietro and Alex have been steadily riding a wave of popularity, gaining momentum through their own headlining dates at the likes of Panorama Bar & Watergate, Berlin: Movement Detroit Festival, BPM Festival in Mexico, Verboten & Output in New York, Womb in Tokyo & Fabric London. A commitment to style beyond fashion and a propensity to mix the old with the new, has brought them unwittingly to the forefront of the current trends in sound, making them as popular with other DJs as they are with their fans. Explains Alex, "Our sets have never really fit to one particular style or type, Pietro has a soul and funk background whereas mine is more Detroit or Chicago techno-inspired so when we play it's a real blend of the different styles, making something different completely, something new." True aficionados, the boys, between them, boast a remarkable knowledge and back catalogue of music, across styles and genres, and nowhere is this more evident than in their productions. Their first longplayer album is a both a reflection on their future vision of house, and a tribute to the sounds that have inspired them to this point. After a chance listening by Ellen Alien, it has been signed and released on Bpitch. Their second Album D-Votion will be out this September on legendary Get Physical Music. The single, Kutting feat. Vhelade, extract from the Album which include remixes by Orlando Voorn, Andrew Grant and Brian Cid, DOS are climbing Beatport



Originally set up as a home for bringing on new talent that they met along their way, both of System of Survival's labels, I71 and the digital-only imprint Fventi have been steadily releasing productions from fresh up and coming producers such as Andrew Grant, Cirillo, DOS, Autre and Nasty Boy for the last few years.
System's own productions have found homes with RAWAX, Get Physical, BPitch Control, DESET, Irecords, Rebirth, and Vitalik to name a few, as well as being picked up for compilations such as Rebirth Records 10 Years Anniversary Mixed by Larry Heard aka Mr. Fingers, Moon Harbour's Circoloco Anniversary CD or both LocoDice and Marco Carola's TimeWarp Series. Prolific as well as Remixers, System Of Survival just released remixes for Roisin Murphy's new single Ten Miles High and DJ Pierre's chicago classic tune Let The Music Take You Higher.



SOundScape is a project started off as a mixtape series of eclectic selection of sounds curated by System of Survival. Encompassing a wide musical spectrum has born with the intention of displaying influences, sounds and rhythms often left out a dancefloor orientated set. SOundScape soon has found its place also as a unique monthly party hosted at Barcelona’s renowned Macarena Club (last Thursday of every month) where System Of Survival invite famous DJs /Producers from all over the world to play. SOundScape is also a weekly show broadcasted by the popular Ibiza Sonica Radio. The spirit is obviously the same: guests have the liberating opportunity to play WHATEVER inspires them. Listening to these unrestricted sets by notable DJs will be one more time an experience not to be missed.


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