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House and Techno Lovers: Footprints is Heading to XX XX!

House and Techno Lovers: Footprints is Heading to XX XX!

Mynila Team May 13, 2019 Music & Culture

FOOTPRINTS started 2019 right with a memorable imprint on our dancing souls!

On May 17, FOOTPRINTS is back with a club night at XX XX: joining them this time are DJs and producers John Odin and Luis del Carmen of Pass the Salt and Communiqué, alongside Footprints residents Mica, T-12, Peps Laviña and Herb Cabral. Don’t miss out on this one!

Door charge is P100 or you can register to get free access by clicking HERE

Know more about the DJs:

John Odin & Luis del Carmen

John Odin (known as JP Calderon) is a Philippine based trance DJ. He currently leads and spearheads one of the biggest trance groups in the Philippines, Trance Til Dawn.

He has played in numerous cities across the Philippines as well as various Trance festivals in South East Asia. He is currently signed under Carpe Noctem Inc. San Francisco, Communique and Gigas Lux. He has shared the stage together with the likes of Arctic Moon, Andrew Rayel, Tenishia, Sebastian Brandt, Cosmic Gate, to name a few.

John Odin is also part of the collaboration Tellus and Omi together with Geo-D. Both have successfully their first album together in 2017. Enter, “ALPHA”.

His style can be found to be bouncing off from techno, to progressive and tech trance. Sifting through uplifting breakdowns and hard hitting tech drops. John brings massive energy to every performance.

Luis del Carmen is an independent deep/tech house, electro pop producer based in San Francisco, CA. He also currently goes by another alter-ego, “GEO-D”. He has notably played alongside infamous players in the electronic dance scene such as Ferry Corsten, BT, Christopher Lawrence and Porter Robinson.

Mica (UK)

Mica a British DJ currently based in Manila.

She had started spinning in small bars in Manchester, before going onto co-producing weekly student nights at University, then going on to working for Fabric and Ministry Of Sound. In addition, she gained further knowledge of the music industry working for Colombia Records and PRS For Music to name a few, which opened up a world of different kinds of musical influences.

Today, her musical repertoire revolves mainly around house music, with a splash of disco and glitches of techno here and there, which has proven to lure punters to the dance floor all around Asia.


Since 2013, Mica has been involved with different organisations such as Good Boyz Production, Co-Founder of Phoenix Room now Phoenix Radio (China); rated one of the top radios on Pyro Music and now being one half of Rising Soul (Japan and Philippines), an online radio/ podcasting show featuring global artists in the underground music scene, as well as producing club events or pop up events.
She has built up a storm landing herself a residency for the leading underground club, Time In Manila for Fatale. Which gave her the stage to run a series of events called ‘Slaughterhouse’, highlighting the best local and regional DJs, as well as featuring at other clubs and bar nights across the country.

Bearing fruits from the studio, she saw her first release on Asia Music Record Label (Manila) in 2016, which led to a 2 track remix release of Impossible Quintets on Dub Temple Records (Australia), which was followed by “Fahren” Mica’s collaboration with Alinep for Asia Music’s 10th year anniversary compilation.

In 2017, Mica had the chance to do her version of Robert Miles’ “Children” which is still #1 on Love International, also followed by a 3 track EP under Argentinian record label, Elephant Chords. Her latest EP ‘The Funky Way’ was snapped up by Love International bringing her funky house sounds into play.

Since then, she has been balancing her new motherhood lifestyle with her music and is co-producing a series of events, ‘Footprints’ and ‘SOS’ and working on more musical goodness in the studio.


Alinep is Manila’s very own and one of Asia’s up and coming underground DJs and music producers to date. His passion for his music work and his unique style of music blend has earned him recognition in the underground music community globally.

Born and raised in Manila, Alinep comes from a family where music played a vital part of everyday life, Alinep was put into music classes at an early age. From collecting tapes of jazz bands, collecting vinyl records and attending DJ events, Alinep started off being a fan towards the path of becoming a DJ. He started playing at small bars and lounges and soon was given the opportunity to play different clubs.

In the long run, his maturity in music paid off and earn club residencies. Alinep was one of the resident DJs of TIME.

He has shared the decks alongside heavyweights Darren Emerson, Nick Warren, Yousef, Slam, Dave Seaman, Anil Chawla, Luke Fair, Jimmy Van M, Josh Wink, Umek to name a few.

He also has been invited to play in World DJ Festival in South Korea and featured parties in Japan, China, Malaysia and Indonesia.

On his debut as a music producer, Alinep had his first releases in Funkfield Recordings and Blacksoul Music. His tracks has been featured by deep house legend, Satoshi Fumi in his show in Proton Radio, “Outerspace” and in Jackinbeatz Collective. His music for Blacksoul also hit WMC Miami.

Alinep’s musical imprint in his dj sets and music production are very poetic and is rooted from deep house to techno, minimal to techhouse, Detroit to Chicago and the beat goes on and on defining his own club space. Aside from music production and djing, Alinep founded Manila Underground – a collective of local djs/producers/promoters and foreign-locals who love and live for non-commercial electronic music. More to his music work, Alinep also works for the as a brand contributor for the Asian Region and for Asia Music as Artiste and Repertoire.

Peps Laviña

As one of the founders of the DEEPGROOVE COLLECTIVE, a movement that pushes house and techno in Manila. His DJ sets are often described as dark, dirty and sexy as he plays a range of music from deep house to techno and tech house, which makes him very flexible as he easily adapts his music to the atmosphere of the place and the energy of the crowd. He has landed several residencies in various clubs around Metro Manila, and in early 2016, became a frequent face behind the decks of one of South East Asia’s underground meccas, TIME in Manila. Nowadays he can be seen regularly behind the decks of Chotto Matte in BGC, NoKal in Poblacion, Makati and RM 601in City Park Hotel.

Herb Cabral

Currently, Herb’s name is linked to Manila’s house & techno scene. Though it was not always this way when he started DJ’ing. The scene was bursting with disco and alternative pop & rock during those times but this has paved the way to his inclination to edgy house and techno. Today, he would like to see himself as a tastemaker for the younger generation of DJ’s & producers. Though this has a yet to be substantiated, his regular pursuit as a DJ & producer is to contribute his own stamp to the local (and eventually international) electronic music scene. His DJ career spans more than two decades and as it is going to its third, electronic music production has been the focal point of his musical career – where his rich musical history as a DJ has greatly influenced his current style of producing electronic music.

As a regular fixture of one of Manila’s top underground clubs, Time In Manila, this has provided him a platform to develop his music further. And has gained the attention of noteworthy house and techno labels such as Asia Music (Southeast Asia), Funktrap Records (USA), Frameworkxx Records (The Netherlands) and Berlin After Dark (USA).

Being a part of Deepgroove Collective, a collaboration of like-minded individuals, Herb sees this close friendship and alliance as a catalyst to improve each other’s roles as influencers of the scene.