In 1997 Astral Phoenix started throwing legendary parties in London. In this time the chill-out
was a place to relax and socialize. Compared to the prolific dancefloor, good for flying in
top international trance artists, you had to be creative to find your way around the budget.
Louise Gandolfi took on this challenge and directed the downtempo zone from an obscure, moist
sideshow to one of the main attractions in SE One, one of the hottest clubs in the UK, as part
of the Synergy Project. Her love for electronic downtempo music and the lack of ambient resources
also drew her into mixing music herself.