gelkaGelka, the duo that has been on such labels like Café del Mar, Om Records, Ministry of Sound, Stereo Deluxe, Wax On Records or Warp, and who are known for electronizing the sunsets contemporary downtempo, kicks off with a new album, after countless appearances on Café Del Mar.

Gelka’s blend of promising, weightless downtempo exploration is reaching a new milestone with a bunch of exciting collaborators. Stardust Memories features vocals from Phoenix Pearle, Gelka’s main singer, and also from Dj Vadim collaborator Sena, and Mozez Wright, known from Zero 7 and Nightmares On Wax.


gelka nightsGelka Returns with a brand new EP, titled "Million Nights".  Gelka, the duo that has been on such labels like Om Records, Ministry of Sound, Stereo Deluxe, Wax On Records or Warp, and who are known for electronizing the sunsets contemporary downtempo the most modern way one could imagine, kicks off the summer season with a very own EP, after countless appearances on Café Del Mar. Teaming up with their permanent vocalist, Phoenix Pearle, known from Nightmares On wax, they returned with a delicate, fine and melodic song, Million Nights, remixed by Synkro, in addition to Marcel and Forteba. 


gelkaAlex and Sergio met in the ’90s for the first time. They were working together as session musicians, composers and producers.  After the endless seasonal jobs for other bands, they couldn’t keep inside their own sounds anymore, so in 2003 Gelka was born, with their unique sounding: the fusion of smooth elegant downtempo, and the harshy raw hiphop beats.  In 2003 the resident of Café Del Mar that time, Bruno from Ibiza chose the track „Please Keep Your Ticket Till The End” to the Café Del Mar compilation-Dreams 3, which was released in 2003 December. With their debut they came closer to their real home, to the bright and sunny  beaches, which always give a sensible smile to their music, despite of their deep, urban thoughtfulness.

The relationship with Café Del Mar affected their career for a long time. In 2004 their track „Hidding Place” was released on the Café Del Mar 25th Anniversary- album. In 2006 „Rising” was released on Café del Mar – Dreams 4,  then „Os Pastores da Noitte” was put on Café del Mar – Volumen 13., so as the years passed by Gelka became an organic part of this legendary compilation series, but they know that the time had come to their first major work, to the first studio album.

2006 was the turning point for Gelka. The boys met George Evelyn (dj Ease - Nightmares on Wax), who signed a contract with them to his newly establised, independent record label, Wax On Records. In the same year they started to work on the track „Under my Star” with Beth Hirsch (Air – All I Need, You’ll make it easy), which was released on Café Del Mar- Volumen 15, in the summer of 2008. Their first album „Less is More” was released in September 2008 by Wax On Records contributing Sena (Marcel, Irie Maffia, Barabás Lőrinc Eklectric, Dj Vadim), Ella May (Nightmares on Wax), and Ricky Ranking (Nightmares on Wax, Roots Manuva, Banana). The tracks of this album were released on more than 60 compilation albums util 2011 December, by such influential record labels as Stereo Deluxe, Ministry  of Sound, Wave Music, Sony-BMG, Om Records, CKP, High Music, Soulstar Germany, Rootdown Records. Each track is a piece of joy, who loves live and acoustic sounds, generated by pure electronica, if we think about “Soon”, “When Ya Gotta Go Ya Gotta Go”, or “Blame” for example. Blame has an animation video also, made by Melinda Vajda and Krisztián Jankai. The pictures introduce the everyday life of the duo, in the middle of Budapest or in the outter space.

Their remix of the track Nightmares on Wax – „Flip Ya Lid” was released on the Though So album’s Japanese edition by Warp Records. Their track „Effortless” with the American poet Jen was released on Jen’s album „Mellow Dramas” by  Stereo Deluxe.  Further more they  are also proud of the Mixcloud chart position, as the 31. Cloudcaster of 2010. And they also have a massive support from the legendary Ibiza Sonica radio.

After 2010 they pushed the reset button, and left their label Wax On Records. They have started tasting new genres, like slow-house and chillstep, which give new edges for their sounds. They are collaborating with Mozez, known from Zero 7, Phoenix Pearle (Ella May) and the BBC Radio 1 DJ Chic Coco. Furthermore they are preparing to release again their debut album and also a brand new EP.

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