A Weekend in NYC and Toronto Through the Eyes of Apollonia

We gave Dan Ghenacia and Shonky a disposable camera to document their recent trans-national bout of rabble-rousing.

by Christopher Metler
Oct 8 2014, 9:20pm

On Friday night, Apollonia embarks on an ambitious worldwide tour in support of their debut album, Tour à Tour.

Roughly translating as 'to take turns' or 'alternate,' the title is a gesture to Dan Ghenacia, Dyed Soundorom and Shonky's back-to-back-to-back DJing style. The boys have gone on record saying it "represents the idea of a continuous motion of music between us; a never-ending circle that flows and becomes hypnotic."

While Tour à Tour's global expedition begins at Output in Brooklyn, it was not long ago that Apollonia were last seen in New York City. Short of Dyed—who was stranded abroad due to a missed connection—they rocked Electric Zoo at the end of summer before flying to Toronto for the Summer Daze finale.

We gave Dan and Shonky a disposable camera in NYC that weekend and had them show us their transborder experience with this photo journal.

Shonky: On the way to Randall's Island for the festival, full of excitement and the New York sunshine.

Dan: Playing at Electric Zoo. It's mid-afternoon and the party is just getting into full swing…

S: Dan Ghenacia doing what he does best.

D: On the drive back to the city. The beautiful Manhattan skyline makes the perfect setting before heading to stay at our friend Patrick Groove's place.

S: The super crew. Here with me is Supreet and April from our American agency Bullitt, as well as Mr. Patrick Grooves himself. Plus, as always, a random guy!

S: Biggest fans waiting for us at home… Patrick's dogs.

D: A-One Record Shop for a big digging session. One of the best second-hand record stores in the world! We never miss a stop here.

S: Hanging with the THUMP crew at Fort York in Toronto for some daytime party vibes.

D: Playing Summer Daze from day into night. Let's say that Toronto knows how to throw a good party!

D: Now it is Olivier [Shonky] doing what he does best!

D & S: Merci, Toronto! We'll be back.

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Apollonia North America Tour Dates:
October 10 Brooklyn, NY @ Output
October 11 Montreal, Canada @ Stereo
October 12 Las Vegas, NV @ SLS – Underground Sundays
October 15 Boston, MA @ Bijou
October 17 Washington DC @ U Street Music Hall
October 18 Miami, FL @ Club Space
October 24 San Francisco, CA @ Sunset Boat Cruise
October 25 Los Angeles @ Exchange
October 31 Chicago, IL @ Lacuna Lofts
November 01 San Bernardino, CA @ Escape From Wonderland – ENTER.

Apollonia South America Tour Dates:
November 07 Itajai, Brazil @ Warung
November 08 Sao Paulo, Brazil @ D-Edge
November 14 Bogota, Columbia @ Close Up
November 15 Lima, Peru @ Creamfields, Superclub Arena