Artist: Dan Ghenacia
Title: Trax On Da Road EP
Label: Apollonia
Cat: APO 003
Distribution: Syncrophone
Vinyl : 4th December 2012
Digital : 18th December 2012

A1. Manhattan 85
B1. Acid walk
B2. Da Doo Da


Living life as an international DJ, this is the first instalment of Dan Ghenacia’s ‘trax on da road’ productions. His debut solo EP on Apollonia, Ghenacia demonstrates his aptitude for big beats to soulful vocals with a 3-track package that above all will have you dancing.

Manhattan 85 is a funk driven affair of disco-led house. Dabbling in a melange of sounds from classical strings to techno bleeps and vocal samples, the build-up to some complex layering is arranged seamlessly into feel-good, tuneful house that will lift any room. Over on the B-side is weighty, no-nonsense Acid walk, full of bounce and infectious rhythm. A singular chord of eerie vocal provides the depth, resonating behind an escalating acidic wail – without a doubt a sure-fire, dance floor bomb. Da Doo Da completes the solid offering with a hearty bassline and hypnotic drum rhythms, a strong house-techno contender very much in tune with Ghenacia’s own peak-time track choices.

Dan Ghenacia has been DJing professionally for nearly fifteen years, a DC10 Ibiza resident for ten, and a driving force behind the Parisian house scene and beyond over the last decade. One third of Apollonia alongside Shonky and Dyed Soundorom, this is the ex-Freak N’Chic boss’ second label venture, which also doubles as a back2back2back DJ trio at special showcases around the world.

Still less than a year old, Apollonia has already gained much success within the underground scene with its debut EP from Shonky ‘The Minneapolis Touch’, and ‘Close To The Edge’, a Dan Ghenacia and Shonky collaboration remixed by The Mole. Forthcoming is the label’s debut album release from house heavyweights Chris Carrier and Hector Moralez, plus a repress vinyl line of Apollonia’s favourite rare and classic tracks from the late 90’s to early 00’s.



The Global Network – DJ Mix – confirmed (108 worldwide)
Tilllate – review
Tsugi – podcast
Dub Ibiza – review


Online Support


They Like it

Adam Saville (DJ Mag): “Really enjoying Apollonia so far. Here is a worthy contribution to the canon, nearly as strong as the first two.”
Favourite Track: Manhattan 85
Rating: 3/5


Pete Adkins (Freelance): “Nice! Quality house grooves, deep and tasty and everything else. Will be looking to place a review.
Favourite Track: Manhattan
Rating: 4/5


Pete Gooding (Tilllate): “Loving this and all his recent stuff. In stop form!!! p.s his ‘close to the edge’ track is my favourite this year, hammered it on the show! :)”
Favourite Track: Manhattan 85
Rating: 5/5


Adam Shelton Excellent – one of the hottest ep’s of the year by far! dan is on form here! love all tracks and will play all to death  Favorite track: manhattan 85

Agoria – Good – Je vais essayer des ce weekend, happiness inside ça s’est certain

alessandro – berlin – Good – ghenacia nice music like always…abbrazo  Favorite track: manhattan 85

Alex from Tokyo – Good – 3 great funky dance floor bangers! Favorite track: Manhattan 85

Alix Alvarez – Excellent. Funky shit. Nice. Will rock. Favorite track: Da Doo Da

andy daniell (defected)Excellent. Great EP, love Dan’s work. Favorite track: Manhattan 85

Anthony Collins – Excellent. Great overall ep

Boris Werner Loving the freaky vibe of Acid Walk.. Im already walking like an Egyptian on acid!

Favorite track: Good – Acid Walk

Burnski – Good. wkd groove this one, good work! :) Favorite track: da doo da

Chaps! Manchester : Excellent. Brilliant ep Dan!! Every track is fantastic! Favorite track: Da Doo Da

CLAUDE MONNET Excellent, Serious house music all around here. I will support Manhattan 85 in club and radio show. Favorite track: Manhattan 85

Craig Richards – Excellent. Party music for real parties. send me some of those nineties things.  Love and respects

Damian Lazarus Excellent – checking now.

David Glass (midnight music/ liverpool) Excellent. Great EP, love Dan Ghenacia’s work! Favorite track: Acid Walk

Deetron – Good – Cleverly reduced house tunes! Favorite track: Manhattan 85

djebali Excellent Ep from Dan, i play all the tracks in this package !! Favorite track: Manhattan 85

D’julz – Excellent – da doo da  in da box,  very nice summer Danos vibe. Favorite track: dadooda

Dubfire – Excellent – Bombs!!!

Efdé (Piekup, Soweso) Good – Nice! Thanks- Favorite track: Acid Walk

ekkohaus – Excellent Great vibe on the record, gotta have this on vinyl, it just sounds great, well done, Favorite track: Manhattan 85

Fil Sonic – New York City- Excellent – Great Job DG.. Will Support all songs..

Gulivert : Good Manhattan 85 for me thanks !!

Huxley – London – Excellent – this is awesome! track 1 and 3 are just as good as each other in my eyes. full support. Favorite track: Manhattan 85

JAMIE JONES – Good. really like Acid groove…


jay tripwire – canada – Good – thats some heavy deep vibes there..going to wreck people with this!! Favorite track: acid walk

jef k – Excellent – super EP !! love the manahattan 85 bassline ;)

jennifer cardini. Excellent. Merci ;) Favorite track: acid walk

Jerome Pacman Good – Nice groove, i’ll play it – Favorite track: Da doo da

Julian Perez Excellent- All the tracks are great as usual in this label, Acid walk my fav! thanks.

Karizma Good. Dope- Favorite track: Acid walk

Laura Jones – Excellent. Always a pleasure to hear new stuff from Dan. Never disappoints. Roll on the next EP… Thx :)  Favorite track: Loving all 3 but if I had to choose – Acid Walk

Laurent Garnier : 3 excellent club tracks ….(cheeky & specialise in love sample !!!) Je kiff et je suis sur que le dancefloor vas kiffer Favorite track: tout est bon

Lee Burridge Excellent love it dan! Favorite track: all of them!

Makossa : many thx ;) solid, deep stuff !

manoo – nice ep dan….my fav da doo da !

Marques Wyatt – Good! Tight package! Favorite track: Da Doo Da

Master-h/KOMPLEX DE DEEP – Excellent. That’s Fucking big ..welldone Dan! love it all :) Favorite track: Whole EP

Matthias Tanzmann – Excellent – Super good release again! Apollonia is on fire! Favorite track: Manhattan 85

NICK V Good – Dan’s got swing! Looking forward to the vinyl release ! Manhattan 85 is my favourite. Merci merci

Nima Gorji – Excellent. Thanks. Very nice EP. Favorite track: Manhattan 85 and Acid walk

ofri goffer – tel aviv – Excellent – very nice and groovy tunes I will play for shore. Favorite track: da doo da

ONNO – Excellent. Great great ep! Solid Housemusic wiht a lovely little nod to the past.. Think I’ve heard on or two of these at dc10 already this summer… Thanks so much for adding me to this list as well :-) ciao from amsterdam Favorite track: `Acid Walk + Da Doo Da

Pirupa – Excellent Ep , i always plays the stuff from Apollonia and i think the quality is @ the Best! Favorite track: Da Doo Da

POINT G Excellent – dope cuts thks – Favorite track: Acid walk

ray okpara Excellent. keep on! nice ep… will play 4 shizzl  Favorite track: acid walk &  da doo da

Reboot Excellent great Release ! full support Favorite track: Manhattan 85

Robert Dietz Excellent. Superb release Dan! please send wav. merci! Favorite track: Manhattan 85 &  Da Doo Da

Rocco – Excellent – Very strong… Def looking towards more releases from this label…Support! Favorite track: Acid Walk

Ryan Elliott – Good – Da Doo Da is my jam.  Really nice groove!  Thank you for the promo action. Favorite track: Da Doo Da

S.M.A.L.L Excellent – deep as hell, will play for sure!!!  full support to master ghenacia ,) Favorite track: MANHATTAN 85

Samuel Bailey radio 1 – Excellent- manhattan 85

sebo k – Excellent – another great apollonia release ! full support from me !

Shaun Reeves – Excellent, loving this. thanks. tracky groovy awesomeness – Favorite track:manhatten 85

Simon Baker: Good – I’ll play Da Doo da from this EP. good groover. Thanks!

Stacey Pullen : Good – all tracks will work Favorite track: Manhattan 85

Tony Humphries / Jacko Good – On tracks rotation. Manhattan is our pick! Favorite track: Manhattan

Tripmastaz – Plant 74 / Russia – Excellent. Proper EP! All track ar ewinners in their own way. Luv it, will play it!  If it was a chick I’d married here :) Favorite track: Da Doo Da

varoslav – Good – nice ep – my fav is Manhattan85 no doubt the one .