Music is an art, a journey, a personal exploration. It doesnt start when we press play, nor does it stops when we press pause. However, with music being thrust upon us daily, it is near impossible to escape the preconceived notions of how we listen and discover it. We find an artist we like and we convince ourselves we love their art, we forget to interrogate the melodies, to understand the harmonies, to feel the rhythm and connect with its soul. We forget to appreciate the value of it, we simply go by what we predict from the musician rather than what we actually hear and feel in the sound.

Cue Romanian duo Livio & Roby. Their conceptual album project, Phantom Circle, challenges us to defy the constraints of these preconceived notions. They invite us to focus on one thing and one thing only – the music.


The audience is invited to listen to 11 original tracks, each of them co-produced with an collaborator from their circle of friends. And there certainly are some impressive names involved: tINI, Enzo Siragusa, Martin Buttrich, Guti, Julian Perez, Hector, Ryan Crosson, Cesar Merveille, Andrea Oliva & Premiesku.

At the time of the release, there were no evidence of who the phantom collaborator behind each track was, apart from the music itself. By keeping the identity of each co-producer a mystery, the duo challenged their listeners to bypass the involuntary pre-conceptions and focus on the essential: listen and feel.



The album and the concept received a strong support in the press, top medias revealing the producers and their tracks through an impressive string of Premieres. ‘Dimensioni’ with tINI was revealed by Resident AdvisorMixmag got the exclusivity for the track ‘SN Model’ with Enzo Siragusa.  XLR8R blew the cover on Ryan Crosson.  Andrea Oliva’s collaboration was divulged by Tsugi and ‘Mound’ co-produced with Hector was uncovered by Thump Mexico. Additional interviews, reviews and podcasts were featured in Electronic Grooves, Decoded Magazine, Deep House Amsterdam, Mute Control and more…


Livio & Roby s emotive and mind-moving grooves have put them not only at the top of their homeland s list of nest producers but also at the forefront of the global electronic scene. The experience developed by the collaborators in this album only echoes the magnitude of Livio & Roby s talent, which through ambition and courage, has been consolidated in this project. Above all, this album accentuates their clear intention to enjoy music for itself and nothing else.

Digital Store: Beatport
Vinyl Store: Juno


Management: Nick Liousias