Banel

Genre
Psy-Tech
Label
Iboga Records
Territory  
Worldwide

Michael Abel-Larsen, known as DJ Banel or Michael Banel, hails from Copenhagen and is a founder and co-owner of the legendary Iboga Records, IbogaTech and Sofa Beats labels.

With a DJ career starting in 1988, his musical journey has travelled through more than three decades, countless countries and an unimaginable number of stages. From the early acid house era of the 80s to founding Iboga in the 90s and now, Banel has been at the forefront of trends in the electronic scene since the early days to whip dance floors into a frenzy around the world.

Today you can find Banel dropping either massive techno bangers or destroying dance floors with thumping progressive trance sets. Whichever style you choose, though, one feature of his performances remains the same: expertly crafted arrangements take rapturous listeners through the peaks and troughs of the genre on a musical journey to elation.

One of the international scene’s established taste-makers, Banel’s access to the freshest sounds and sense for ‘the next big thing’ has taken him around the globe from the dusty outback of Australia to the hot deserts of Israel, from the beaches of Mexico to the ice-cold midpoint of Russia and beyond. Driven by pure passion for the music and the scene, there is no sign of Banel slowing down any time soon.

Banel is also one half of the duo MVMB, releasing the full-length album The Sleeper Must Awaken on Iboga in 2016 and the follow-up Phase 01 in 2019, released on Ibogatech.

Upcomming gigs

Bochum

E-Clip in Bochum - 31 December

Cologne

E-Clip in Cologne - 31 December

winterthur

Silent Sphere in winterthur - 10 December

biberist

Silent Sphere in biberist - 31 December

Bern

Silent Sphere in Bern - 21 January

Bern

Silent Sphere in Bern - 25 March

Luzern

Silent Sphere in Luzern - 06 April

Zurich

Silent Sphere in Zurich - 10 June to 11 June

Zernez

Silent Sphere in Zernez - 25 June

Zurich

Silent Sphere in Zurich - 12 August

Erlach

Silent Sphere in Erlach - 02 September

Zurich

Silent Sphere in Zurich - 25 December

Zurich

Silent Sphere in Zurich - 11 March

Zurich

Bliss in Zurich - 11 March

Zurich

Braincell in Zurich - 25 December

Zurich

Braincell in Zurich - 11 February

Sao Paulo

Rising Dust in Sao Paulo - 06 May

Athens

NoFace in Athens - 25 December

Tokyo

Rinkadink in Tokyo - 28 January

Hambye

Banel in Hambye - 01 July to 02 July

Hambye

MVMB in Hambye - 01 July to 02 July

Hambye

Banel in Hambye - 04 December

Hambye

MVMB in Hambye - 04 December

Vagator

Astral Projection in Vagator - 29 January

Collias

Rinkadink in Collias - 18 May to 21 May

Collias

Rawar in Collias - 18 May to 21 May

Collias

Emok in Collias - 18 May to 21 May

Nimes

Rinkadink in Nimes - 18 May to 21 May

Nimes

Rawar in Nimes - 18 May to 21 May

Copenhagen

Bliss in Copenhagen - 30 September

Zurich

Braincell in Zurich - 10 June to 11 June

Lyss

Braincell in Lyss - 03 February

Vagator

Libra in Vagator - 10 February

Zernez

Bliss in Zernez - 25 June

Zurich

Bliss in Zurich - 12 August to 13 August

Zurich

Bliss in Zurich - 25 December

Vagator

Libra in Vagator - 10 February

Vagator

Nuky in Vagator - 19 March

Vagator

Dirty Saffi in Vagator - 19 March

Asprovalta

Braincell in Asprovalta - 30 August to 03 September

Asprovalta

Kox Box in Asprovalta - 30 August to 03 September

Asprovalta

Critical Choice in Asprovalta - 30 August to 03 September

Asprovalta

Emok in Asprovalta - 30 August to 03 September

Asprovalta

E-Clip in Asprovalta - 30 August to 03 September

Asprovalta

Giuseppe in Asprovalta - 30 August to 03 September

Ozora

Jossie Telch in Ozora - 31 July to 06 August

Ozora

Asura in Ozora - 31 July to 06 August

Ozora

Braincell in Ozora - 31 July to 06 August

Ozora

Boundless in Ozora - 31 July to 06 August

Ozora

Rinkadink in Ozora - 31 July to 06 August

Ozora

Kox Box in Ozora - 31 July to 06 August

Ozora

Grouch in Ozora - 31 July to 06 August

Ozora

Emok in Ozora - 31 July to 06 August

Morro de São Paulo

Rising Dust in Morro de São Paulo - 21 February to 03 March

London

Rising Dust in London - 11 March

Delhi

Rawar in Delhi - 11 December

Los Angeles

Giuseppe in Los Angeles - 24 March to 26 March

Melbourne

Rawar in Melbourne - 31 March to 01 April

Los Angeles

Giuseppe in Los Angeles - 24 March to 26 March

Vagator

Kox Box in Vagator - 12 March to 21 November

Hastiere

Sync 24 in Hastiere - 13 May

Hastiere

Carbon Based Lifeforms in Hastiere - 13 May

Aarau

Aardvarkk in Aarau - 30 September

Idanha Nova

Kox Box in Idanha Nova - 20 July to 27 July

Idanha Nova

Silent Sphere in Idanha Nova - 20 July to 27 July

Idanha Nova

E-Clip in Idanha Nova - 20 July to 27 July

Idanha Nova

Nuky in Idanha Nova - 20 July to 27 July

Gothenburg

Bliss in Gothenburg - 29 April

Tel Aviv

Aardvarkk in Tel Aviv - 17 December

Stolln

Giuseppe in Stolln - 23 June to 26 June

Stolln

Astral Projection in Stolln - 23 June to 26 June

Stolln

Man With No Name in Stolln - 23 June to 26 June

Stolln

NoFace in Stolln - 23 June to 26 June

Stolln

Aardvarkk in Stolln - 23 June to 26 June

Brooman

Rawar in Brooman - 07 April to 08 April

Berlin

Psynonima in Berlin - 08 April

Chiapas

Rawar in Chiapas - 28 December

Köln

Psynonima in Köln - 09 April

San Cristobal De Las Casas

Rawar in San Cristobal De Las Casas - 31 December

Berlin

Psynonima in Berlin - 23 November

Berlin

Psynonima in Berlin - 08 April

Cologne

Bliss in Cologne - 25 August

Mexico

Nuky in Mexico - 18 February to 19 February

Mexico

Aardvarkk in Mexico - 18 February to 19 February

Budapest

Electric Universe in Budapest - 18 March to 19 March

Fortaleza

Libra in Fortaleza - 18 March

Vagator

Astral Projection in Vagator - 22 January

Vagator

Nuky in Vagator - 29 January

Vagator

Dirty Saffi in Vagator - 29 January

Vagator

Braincell in Vagator - 05 March

London

Nuky in London - 04 March

London

Aardvarkk in London - 04 March

Melbourne

Libra in Melbourne - 08 December to 10 December

London

Nuky in London - 04 March

London

Aardvarkk in London - 04 March

Wittstock

Psynonima in Wittstock - 13 May

Coimbra e Covilhã

Psynonima in Coimbra e Covilhã - 10 March to 11 March

Minnesota

Carbon Based Lifeforms in Minnesota - 14 September to 16 September

DUBAI

Astral Projection in DUBAI - 17 December

Coimbra

Psynonima in Coimbra - 10 March to 11 March