Early in the afternoon of Sunday, May 10th, Steffen Berkhahn, the DJ better known as Dixon, stood at baggage claim at Naples International Airport, staring at his phone. He looked calm, if a little stoic (as he often does), but in fact he was not entirely at ease. Being at baggage claim was part of it. His travel methods, honed to perfection after 20 years of gigs, would normally never allow this to happen. (It was only for the purposes of this article that he was on an airline that permitted just one carry-on per passenger.) There was also the matter of having not really slept the night before. He'd finished playing in Rotterdam at 7:30 AM and flew to Naples at 10:30, leaving time for little more than a shower and a quick lie-down. But that was neither here nor there—Berkhahn has long seen sleeplessness as a simple occupational hazard. What was really bothering him was a text message he'd just received from Gloria Ahlers, the main administrative force behind Innervisions and its related projects.
"She told me to start drinking now, because I won't be happy once I get down there," Berkhahn said. "There" was Mostra D'oltremare Laghetto di Fasilides, a national park on the outskirts of Naples, and the venue for that day's Lost In A Moment party. "I asked her what's wrong. She said, 'Everything.'"
Maybe she's joking? "Maybe," he said, clearly unmoved.