For the second release, the burgeoning Apollonia offer a sensational collaboration from label heads Dan Ghenacia and Shonky. ‘Close To The Edge’ is an elevating dose of house magic with distinctive groove and that perfect summer feel. First class DJ and producer The Mole steps in for remix duty taking the original into his deep and trippy world.

Dan Ghenacia holds a wealth of experience and knowledge when it comes to running a successful record label and producing quality music. Having run the widely adored Freak N Chic for the seven years it existed and releasing on labels including Crosstown Rebels, Real Tone, Adult Only and Supernature, the move to start new record label Apollonia alongside good friends Dyed Soundorom and Shonky is the perfect next step.

Fresh from the first release on the label, Shonky joins Dan in their first collaborative effort with stunning results. Clearly a man who knows his way around the studio, Shonky has released on labels including Contexterrior, Culprit, Spectral Sound, Real Tone and Freak N Chic – an early mark of Dan and Shonky’s relationship. The two clearly share the same musical vision yet have their own defining styles, which shines through in this release and is the perfect beginning for what is yet to come from this blossoming dream team.

Making up the A-side, ‘Close To The Edge’ gets to work with a powerful punching bass and raw kick riding under a wave of sensual hypnotic overlay, with the alluring, warm vocal soon creeping in for maximum effect. Dropping the funky rolling bass line to carry the groove, the vintage strings and shimmering synths stream in for a soulful summer feel.

Over on the B-side, Canadian artist Colin de la Plante aka The Mole steps in to spin his dark, trippy and wonderful twist on the original. A deep progression of intricate layers of percussion and eerie off-kilter keys, he adds a whomping sub bass to lead the deeper groove with an effective play of the vocal to create the perfect late night druggy vibe.



1. Close To The Edge
2. Close To The Edge (The Mole MDD Remix)
Vinyl out 30th April 2012 + Digital on 22nd May 2012
Distribution: Syncrophone
Cat no: APO002
Dan Ghenacia Playing Close To the Edge @ Circoloco In The Arena, Birmingham Easter 2012 By circoloco-tv



They Like it

Catz ‘n Dogz: orginal is just mindblowing wow! voitek catz n dogz

Till Von Sein : amazing original…oulala totally my kinda vibe

Djebali: Great release !

Adam Shelton: nice second release :) mole remix for me, i really like both but i really like the sounds used in the mole remix. :)

Lee Foss: cool record will try it out.

Kiki: yeah! love this! both versions are pretty cool!

Thugfucker (Greg): goddamn i´m feeling suddenly sexed up all of the sudden.. vive la france!

James What: loving the mole remix!

Droog (Brett): Superb on both accounts. Can´t wait to play this.

Droog (Justin Sloe): no surprise – both are terrific

Daniel Bortz: THANK U :::LOOKING FORWARD TO PLAY IT IN THE CLUB………ok its a bomb !!!!!!!!!!!

Dinky: Nice work guys ,, will play original

Clive Henry: big summer vibes..

Deetron: I´m a huge fan of The Mole and his remix doesn´t disappoint, nice one!

Tiefschwarz: i love this!!

Chris Carrier: great original and remix

Art Dept (Jonny White): wicked stuff! will be trying both cuts in Brazil this weekend.x

Tiefschwarz (Basti): nice release…sommer sonne sonnenschein..that means…ibiza is calling ***thanx for the musik

Crazy P : mole mix is doing it for me. cheers

Audiofly: really niiiice….great vibe….makes me wanna buy a ticket to anywhere in the sun, immediately!

Ryan Crosson: Mole remix please!

Stacey Pullen: good feeling song original is my fav

Vernon Bara (Ultrasone): Ouch…Gonna drop this asap !

Maceo Plex / Maetrik: already a great label. sick stuff

Matthias Tanzmann: beautiful release. will play for sure. thx!

James Teej : liking the original a lot! nice one boys

Doc Martin: All mixes are good.Way to go Dan,Shonky,and of course The mole!

Droog (Andrei) : Excellent stuff here, both original and the remix. Catchy as hell

Anthony Collins: killer release

Tobi Neumann: Sunny tune, it seems that there was already summer in their studio. I like the original and the remix. Cool release!

Kate Simko: Love this, thanks for sending!

Lee Burridge: NICE WORK TO YOU BOTH. love the label and love the sound. yummy! orig mix for this dj.

M A N I K: Cool stuff from Apollonia as expected. Def becoming a fav label of mine. Big up from Brooklyn.

Timo Maas: well done Dan!

Danny Howells: Abolute killeroonie in both mixes!!

Crazy P (Danielle Moore): this is a little out my stratosphere but sure its great within its realm x

Lee Curtiss: so good!

Matt Tolfrey: Great release, heard it alot at WMC.

Robert Owens: first mix, great

No Regular Play (Nick Debruyn): jam!

jozif: WOWWWWWWWW beautiful
Thugfucker (Holmar): Nice one.

Ultrasone (Igor Vicente): nice, love the original and the remix and the mole rmx will be dropped for sure. Long liVe to Apollonia ;)Mathew Dear: Beautiful, thank you. Shonky and The Mole never disappoint me.

Rich (Road To Nowhere): love this

Soul Clap Promos: lets go disco! filtered loopy disco house? yes please!

Delete aka Sergio Munoz (Fur Coat): Both mixes are amazing will play this ones, loving the work apollonia label is doing

Solomun: like the original. thanks

Richy Ahmed: excellent

Noir: Special track, actually really like this.

jef k : super release once again i like both original and remix … will play for sure ! thank you



colette: « Close To The Edge » is the perfect weapon I needed for my next little tour in brazil. Thank you bros, you´re kicking