CROMBY

  • Based Berlin, Germany
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Cromby’s career is on a steep upward trajectory; the Irish DJ and producer who calls Berlin home, has played at major clubs and festivals all over the world including esteemed venues like Robert Johnson, The Warehouse Project, Fabric and Boiler Room. Becoming a regular at Panorama Bar, he’s been tasked with handling the infamous closing set on numerous occasions, twice keeping the club open past midday on Monday, a testament to his selector skills and the depth of his record collection.

Cutting his teeth holding down a six-year residency at the legendary Shine in Belfast, Cromby’s first record came out in 2012 on New York’s The Love Revolution. Following this came two releases on Berlin’s Tenderpark and a relocation to Berlin via London. He enjoyed pivotal years in 2018 and 2019, releasing on three ground-breaking labels; Sulta Selects Silver Service, Feel My Bicep and Unknown To The Unknown.

Despite the collective challenges faced, Cromby has continued to ascend in recent times. During the summer of 2020 he launched his own imprint Potency, aimed at exploring different realms of house, techno and acid. Combining old school rhythms with new school flavours, the debut release was led by ‘Shake It’, which despite the lack of dancefloors, became a fan favourite throughout the year. Additionally, he was tapped by Hör to become a resident and continues to play quarterly sets for the beloved streaming crew from Neuköln’s most famous bathroom. When a nomination came for Breakthrough Artist of the Year in DJ Mag’s Best of British Awards at the end of ‘20, it came as little surprise to those in the know.

The two years have seen Cromby begin a monthly radio show with Berlin’s community initiative Refuge Worldwide, alongside debuting on one of techno’s longstanding tastemaker labels, Rekids. Another notable highlight has been ‘Qué Sientes’ featuring vocalist Tee Amara, his maiden release for Erol Alkan’s iconic Phantasy Sound imprint. The EP stands as a crucial step in the Irish artist’s development and was lauded throughout the industry. A critically acclaimed follow up ‘Loving’ landed in late January 2022, picking up plaudits including DJ Mag’s Staff Picks tune of the month and a spot in RA’s best releases in February round-up.

The long-awaited Potency 002 dropped finally in February 2022, presenting a trio of tracks – ‘Obsessed’, ‘Excavator’ and‘Body Rush’, which reinforced his broad all-night appeal: “I wanted an EP that you can reach for in every dancefloor situation and imagined what it would be like in certain moments – the euphoric hands in the air one, the after-hours roller, and the straight up acid cut.”

A debut on Craigie Knowes titled ‘Freaks on Speed’ was another 2022 high point, before the Irish artist resumed a busy touring schedule with highlights including a debut US tour, Robert Johnson, Blitz in Munich, Lux Fragil in Lisbon, Shelter in Amsterdam, Nation of Gondwana, Australia’s iconic Pitch Music & Arts Festival, plus a trio of standout sessions at Panorama Bar, reinforcing his position as one of the club’s vital go-to artists.

The new year sees a string of Potency EPs lined up for release, alongside a return to Rekids with a thrilling three-tracker ‘Skyboy’.

23 Aug TBA, TBA (NL)
11 Aug TBA, TBA (DE)
20 Jul TBA, TBA (DE)
14 Jul TBA, TBA (FR)
13 Jul TBA, TBA (NL)
06 Jul TBA, TBA (FR)
06 Jul TBA, TBA (SUI)
23 Jun Hocki Glocki, Warsaw
08 Jun OHM Festival, Delft
07 Jun Panorma Bar, Berlin
07 Jun PÂVOIA Festival, Debrznica
01 Jun Bliss at Amp. Munster
31 May AVA Festival, Belfast
25 May Corsica Studios, London
18 May Lofi, Amsterdam
12 May OXI, Berlin
11 May Robert Johnson, Offenbach
04 May Golden Puddle, Hamburg
27 Apr Badaboum, Paris
26 Apr Dornheim, Wurzburg
12 Apr pleasure+ at Æden, Berlin
06 Apr BLITZ, Munich
30 Mar Beam, Bangkok
29 Nar Klymax Discotheque, Bali
23 Mar DIGI Culture & Music, Canberra
22 Mar Abercrombie or Carousel, Sydney
16 Mar The Grand Poobah, Hobart
15 Mar Revolver Upstairs, Melbourne
09 Mar Bloom, Geelong
08 Mar Pitch Music & Arts, Moyston
29 Feb LARJ at RSO, Berlin
24 Feb FOMO, Baku
23 Feb Tes, Tbilisi
09 Feb Hosanna, Amsterdam
03 Feb Objekt klein a, Dresden
20 Jan Nachtiville, Oldenburg in Holstein
13 Jan STUDIO at Basement, NYC

2023

26 Dec Plain Sailing at Ulster Sports Club, Belfast
22 Dec H7 Warehouse, Amsterdam
15 Dec Power Dance Club at OHM, Berlin
02 Dec 8Y Pulsar at Z-Bau, Nuremburg
25 Nov GOGO GREEN at La Mazette, Paris
10 Nov HALL, Tallinn
14 Oct Hypersoft at OXI, Berlin
07 Oct Robert Johnson, Offenbach
01 Oct We Love Sundays at OXI, Berlin
23 Sep El Sotanto, Madrid
16 Sep Wigwam, Dublin
16 Sep Into the Woods, Amersfoort
25 Aug Heideglühen, Berlin
20 Aug MS Dockville, Hamburg
19 Aug MS Dockville, Hamburg
13 Aug OXI, Berlin
05 Aug Diynamic, London
29 Jul Robert Johnson, Offenbach
15 Jul Queer As Fuck Rave, Munich
14 Jul ELSE, Berlin
13 Jul Destino, Ibiza
08 Jul ELSE, Berlin
28 May Indiranager Social, Bangalore
27 May antiSOCIAL, Mumbai
26 May antiSOCIAL, Pune
25 May HauzKhasSocial, Dehli
20 May RSO, Berlin
19 May Hangaren, Copenhagen
28 Apr Savage, Hannoi
23 Apr XE54, Melbourne
22 Apr Geelong, Bloom
21 Apr Geisha, Perth
16 Apr Lost Sundays, Sydney
15 Apr Divide, Adelaide
14 Apr Revolver, Melbourne
01 Apr Harry Klein, Munich
10 Mar OHM, Berlin
04 Mar Romy S., Stuttgart
03 Mar Robert Johnson, Offenbach
24 Feb Sheaf St, Leeds
17 Feb Bow Lane Social, Dublin
11 Feb Distillery, Leipzig
04 Feb objekt klein a, Dresden
04 Feb Vivantes Hospital Rooftop, Berlin
27 Jan Meraki, Liverpool
20 Jan PAL, Hamburg
13 Jan Tempio del Futuro Perduto
01 Jun Space, Miami