Kriece, who was previously signed to the world’s premier house label 20:20 Vision, is still perhaps best known for his massive remix of Aphex Twin’s Windowlicker, which was championed by James Zabiela, who featured it on his Renaissance:Utilities mix cd.
Kriece’s tracks have been remixed by a ‘who’s who’ of modern dance music including – Robert Babicz, Tiger Stripes, Martin Eyerer, The Timewriter, Hernan Cattaneo, Style of Eye, Eelke Kleijn and Carlo Lio.
Kriece’s most mainstream project to date was the chillout collaboration Cosmix with legendary US spiritual guru Ram Dass in 2008.
As a remixer himself, Kriece has remixed some of the world’s biggest producers and djs, with his remix of James Zabiela’s “Weird Science” on Renaissance probably the biggest.
As a DJ, Kriece has played across the world, including a memorable performance at Creamfields Buenos Aires and countless Australian events such as Future Music Festival.
**Disclaimer - Profile photo taken over a decade ago. Kindred Media Group and all of its subsidiary entities scattered across one of the world's continents shall not be held liable for any visual discrepancy between promo photo and present-day uncomfortable reality. In the intervening period, artist in question has enjoyed many, many calorie-dense baked goods and assorted treats.
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Korg Minilogue, NI Maschine, Maschine Jam, Roland TB-03, Roland TR-8, Roland System 1,
Audio interface -
Prism Orpheus, Steinberg UR-44, NI Audio 8 DJ, NI Audio1
Soft Synths -
(I am a sucker for a new soft synth, despite having synths I have bought but not yet had a chance to even try - so below a selection only)
Diva, Repro-1, Hive, Bazille (u-he), Komplete Ultimate (most used - Reaktor 6, (NI), Harmor, Xpand2, PolyKb3, DCAM Synth Squad, Vintage Vault 2 (UVI), Falcon (UVI), Synth Anthology 2 (UVI), Geist1&2, Rob Papen Explorer (Predator2, Subboombass, Blue, Blade etc), Synthmaster2, Wiggle, Transfuser, Strike, Loom, Hybrid
Nebula + most 3rd party libraries, Acqua (Coral, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Pink, Sand, Gold, Pearl), Dbx160, MJUC, Mongoose, Satson, Soundtoys (all), PusherX, UBK-1, Omega A-N-458, Neutron, B2/Aether/Breeze/Kaleidoscope (2cAudio), Nimbus/R4 (Exponential), Equilibrium/Compassion (DMG), The Drop/The Glue (Cytomic), Maag EQ4, Mbassador/Mdynamiceq/Mfilter/Mwobbler/Mrhythmiser/Munison (Melda), VBC/VMR/VTM (Slate)
Part of the exciting wave of Greek talents coming up in house and techno over the last decade, Nikola Gala is a prolific producer whose impeccably produced tracks have become big releases for Ibadan Records, Rekids, Freerange Records and Plastic City; all labels which represent true quality in the world of underground dance music. Armed with little more than a mixtape of random techno tunes and the first two albums of The Prodigy as a teenager, Nikola Gala embarked on his musical journey which has lasted over 15 years. Producing since 1995, DJ since 2000, Gala founded his own record label called Escada Music, has traveled with his music around to the world serenading dancefloors in Tokyo, London, Madrid, Moscow and Stockholm, and impressed even the most hardened dance music journalist and critic with his clever productions, and a comprehension of sound that knows no borders. Nikola's musical output and DJ style has evolved and reinvented itself many times over the years, always incorporating fresh new elements while remaining relevant and interesting. In fact, after a perusal of Nikolas back catalog, one might wonder if there's something he isn't capable of producing! Nikolas first records of progressive house music were released on the most spotlight labels of the genre including Armada, Lost Language, Rennaisance, Intrinsic and Audio Therapy. In 2005 after switching to a more sophisticated, deep house style, Nikola was gaining attention for making rich tracks with a sharp tech edge, like "Everything Is You" on Stripped Records. "What helps me most in developing my sound" Nikola explains, "is the music scene itself. There are so many good producers releasing amazing material week by week, it's what pushes me to explore new sounds." This is precisely what he did in 2008 after dancing all night long to Âme. Nikola came home and wrote Kilo Tango the EP that would signify a major turning point in his career. Techno producer Jerome Sydenham would release Kilo Tango on his renowned label Ibadan, and later commission Nikola for yet another release. "Beyond Nikola's diverse creative talents", remarks Sydenham, "I really appreciate his inner balance as an individual and wish him only the best." Since then, more excellent releases under Nikolas belt and a relocation to Berlin have only encouraged and fostered his promising career. Consider the passionate vibes of the track "Broken Chords" on Freerange, or the experimental ethno-mesmeric collaborations with Claap Records founder and good friend, GummiHz. Nikola is especially proud of his releases for Rekids - regarded by many as one of the leading record labels in the entire underground scene. Nikola acknowledges the move to Berlin has influenced his sound, but is quick to reassure us of another constant characteristic of his music: "I like to play energetic music with an uplifting character, even if I play deep or tech-house beats. People are going to clubs to have a good time and enjoy themselves, so bringing a smile to peoples faces is priority number one for me." Armed with undeniable talent, imagination and the gift of soulful expression, we can only imagine what the future holds for Nikola.
Diego Velasco is a mysterious producer located somewhere on the South American continent. Details are sketchy, save for the confirmed facts that he has one leg slightly longer than the other and is lactose intolerant. Each new track is dispatched to his label via a black raven. All tracks are said to be composed using nothing but a modified battery charger, a vacuum cleaner and a replica Theremin constructed entirely of scandium obtained from a nearby rare earths mine outside his village. He spent all of 2010 hospitalized after a 'rite of passage' involving Fire Ants went awry. Likes - biltong, long walks at sunset, corn starch Dislikes - Fire Ants, Poison Dart Frogs, cotton wool (due to the texture, not the appearance)
Deep funk is a genre of funk music which, unlike traditional mainstream funk, has a more soulful, rawer, grittier, and "heavier" sound. The term "deep funk" is also the name of the scene of collectors, DJs, and musicians who are into deep funk as a genre.It got its name after Keb Darge's "Legendary Deep Funk" DJ night, held at Madame Jojo's nightclub in London's Soho district. The night started originally with Snowboy, Keb Darge and Greg Belson as the DJ's for the club session.Deep funk is a reference to the term "deep soul" coined by Dave Godin.The focus of the scene is collecting and DJing rare funk 45s of the deep funk genre, most usually released originally by local funk groups and artists in the USA throughout the 1960s and 1970s that usually stayed in their local home bases, only playing nearby clubs and other venues, and releasing their music on small local and regional record labels at the time in the form of 7" 45 rpm singles in quite small quantities (usually about 1000–5000 copies or fewer), hence their extreme rarity and high collectible value. Most of these records have quite high re-sale values due to their scarcity, with some selling for upwards of four to five figures.
Robert’s musical output is inspiring and staggering. A true one-man operation, he writes, records and performs solo; commanding an ever-expanding touring schedule, tailoring the music he creates to the cities he visits. But that’s only part of the puzzle, Babicz's art is comprised of more than just his music. He films everything. Using his music to open doors and build relationships with people in only the way music can, he then records his experiences and interaction on film, both still and moving, later editing the images together as a picture track to his audio. Robert creates short films that capture the emotions, colours and feel of his trips, his music and the people he finds who want to be part of that experience. In turn these then also have an effect on his music colouring his emotive, unique take on electronica with a very human feel.
Habersham is an American progressive house and breaks producer who has released on labels such as Audio Therapy, Global Underground, Bedrock and Proton, as well as his own Blueprint and Lobotomy imprints. His music is regularly spun by DJs such as Damian Lazarus, James Holden, Pig & Dan, Phil K, Lee Burridge, James Zabiela, Dave Seaman, Nic Fanciulli, and has been featured on compilations put out by Renaissance, Global Underground, Bedrock Breaks, Distinctive and Balance. As a DJ he's spun all over the globe, and has appeared on Annie Nightingale’s show on Radio 1 and John Digweed’s ‘Transitions’ show as well as numerous other radio shows in Germany, Turkey, Hungary, Australia and America.
Ulrich Schnauss was born in the northern German seaport of Kiel in 1977. He became interested in a range of music: My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Tangerine Dream, Chapterhouse, and early bleep and breakbeat tracks. There was not much opportunity to see his musical influences in Kiel, so he moved to Berlin in 1996.
Ulrich's musical output began under the pseudonyms of View to the Future and Ethereal 77. These electronica and drum-driven pieces were noticed by Berlin electronica label CCO (City Centre Offices), to which Schnauss sent CD's on a regular basis. Ulrich developed these submissions to CCO into his first album under his own name, Far Away Trains Passing By, released in Europe in 2001, and in the United States in 2005.
The “glistening sonics” of electronic music enticed a grunge loving 16 year old James Zabiela to his first set of belt drive turntables some years ago, fast forward to 2009 and James is one of the most prolific DJs and producers on the planet. Over the last 10 years he has played endless gigs the world over, some era defining like his ongoing (10 years and counting) residency at Space in Ibiza to one off shows like Exit Festival 2006 where Goldie MC’d over his set.James has released critically acclaimed compilations on various labels including Renaissance and Ministry of Sound; his ‘Masters Series’ is an audio diary of 3 months in the life of James. It out-sold all its predecessors, rode high in both UK & USA iTunes stores and received top reviews from across the board.
Famous for his dub influenced Tech-house / Minimal music productions.
Jeff´s Music is played by djs like: Laurent Garnier, Sacha, John Digweed, Steve Bug, Hernan Cattaneo, Sven Väth + many many more.
Currently has over single 150 releases, 3 Albums & 400+ licenses.
Jeff is also active as a sound designer for commercials, documentaries, games etc.
Jeff releases lounge music under the pseudonym Eddie Silverton & Jeff Bennett´s Lounge Experience.
Jeff is the proud owner of two record labels:
Kung Fu Dub Rec (Techhouse/minimal)
Phunctional Loungin (Lounge/Chillout)
Eelke Kleijn is a rare talent. With work stretching across movie trailer scores, deep live shows and incredibly well formed production, he crosses a boundary from electronic producer and in to a true modern day composer. With peers and tastemakers standing up for this unmistakable imagination, the Rotterdam based music maker’s potential has no bounds.With 2 artist albums delivered, an array of originals and first class remixes what he has achieved thus far would be any DJ’s reverie. Ultra to EMI, Global Underground to Eskimo Recordings and Spinnin’ to Suara have seen the young Dutchman’s vision in productions become world heard. With each record distinct but all out floor fillers, they have been pumped out in his epic sets from Argentina to Netherlands and Australia to the UK.A BBC Radio 1 ‘Next Hype’ act for ‘Stand Up’, remixing John Legend and Hollywood ‘soundtracker’ for Parker, Wrath Of The Titans, This Means War and not least Ron Howard’s Rush trailers, his career is in a constant accelerating push to the top. Tipped by Fatboy Slim, Pete Tong, Loco Dice, Rudimental and more we all lie in wait for his next move, and with no project too big and nothing to faze him, we have all only seen the half of Eelke Kleijn’s Midas touch.
For 16 years now, Luke has been mixing dance music live and producing music and events with a large variety of dance floors around the world. With Luke's innovative and dynamic DJ/Live sets, depending on the crowd you may encounter an eclectic mix of sounds from around the world with elements of soulful underground techno/house, mid-tempo breaks, downtempo and chill out. Catering to each particular crowd, Luke's sets are geared toward an empathic and warmly affectionate journey to a place of body movement, inspiration, unification, and play.
Luke has had numerous releases in the top 100 of Beatport’s tech house, breaks, electronica, and chill out charts, as well as #1 at Addictech.com. Luke's extensive release catalog has been released with many of the biggest labels releasing underground music with releases on Dave Seaman’s label Selador, Eelke Kleijn’s label Outside The Box, Booka Shade’s label Booka Shade Music, Desert Dweller’s label Desert Trax, John Acquaviva’s label Definitive Recordings, Addictech, Traum, Innerflight Music, Paul Hazendonk’s label Manual Music, Tulipa, Baroque Records, Future lovers (Plusquam), Fever, Onelove Recordings, Kindred Sounds Label Group, and over 12 more. His tracks have gained plays and/or chartings from high profile DJ's such as Nick Warren, Hernan Cattaneo, Robert Babicz, Beltek, Boris Brejcha, Treavor/Brad/Dela Moontribe, Kriece, etc. Luke's remix of Booka Shade's "Regenerate" was released on Booka Shade Records and was featured on Anthony Pappa's cover mount CD of DJ Magazine. Activated Recordings (Beatport) was launched by Luke in November 2008 with a large roster of well known artists: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Activated-Recordings/117469091607742
His music has flown him around the world to various countries and he has been performing at large scale main stages including Beloved, Moontribe L.A., Zuvuya III (Palenque, Mexico), multiple Oracle Gatherings/Esthetic Evolution Festivals/Fire Festivals/North West Earthdance Festivals/Stilldream Festivals, etc. Luke's love and passion for the healing dance music scene will be present for many years to come.
For some DJs, music is more than just their passion or occupation – it’s the reason for their existence, the thing that keeps their world turning. Hernan Cattaneo is that special breed. Across his three decade journey through music, the legendary South American DJ has lived his life through the music that inspires him; inspiring thousands of electronic music lovers across the globe in the process.
As a respected label owner and producer, Cattaneo’s creative output remains as plentiful as ever. In just two years, his Sudbeat label has risen up as a leading light in melodic electronic music – regularly releasing material from names like Guy J, Henry Saiz, Nick Warren and Danny Howells. Hernan’s own tracks have provided other highlights in the label’s growing discography, with the Argentinean electronic music ambassador currently working on many studio projects.
Sharing these sounds – and those that inspire him – is at the heart of Hernan’s musical mission and is something he achieves through his relentless touring schedule. A resident at the UK’s longest running weekly event The Gallery @ London’s Ministry of Sound, Hernan’s DJ passport is stamped with the most respected dance events on the planet. From Serbia’s Exit to Las Vegas Electric Daisy Carnival, Spain’s Monegros to Holland’s Dance Valley, just about every major dance event has been graced by Hernan’s expertly weaved DJ journeys.
HERNAN_BIOBlessed with a deeply ingrained knowledge of house music and its many electronic roots, Hernan’s own DJ journey can be traced back to the mid-80s in Buenos Aires. Fascinated by pioneering synth-pop and post-punk bands like Depeche Mode and New Order, Cattaneo soon became consumed by imported 12”s from the likes of Frankie Knuckles, Derrick May and Inner City.
Before long, the young music lover’s instinctive desire to DJ and share this new found love of Chicago and Detroit based sounds had lead him to his first – and now legendary – residency at Buenos Aires Clubland.
Clubland became the epicentre of Argentina’s burgeoning dance scene and Hernan rose up as its spiritual leader. It is here where he earned the respect – and friendship – of legendary DJs like John Digweed, Sasha, and – most significantly – Perfecto boss Paul Oakenfold, who invited Cattaneo to join him on Perfecto.
After the uber-successful years of 2008 and 2009 Tiger Stripes felt a need for a new challenge and set out to create a brand new studio album in 2010, and the idea was that it is not to be something anyone was expecting from him. He has always been looking at alternative styles of music to merge with his sound, but after the release on Adam Beyers Drumcode label he felt inspired to make something not entirely based around what happens on the dance floor. So, turning away remix work, all his time was taken up by working on brand new material for this album… or so he said…
He still found the time to squeeze in a nowadays rare remix for the SOUNDZ label, “The 4:08 To Paris” by Tangerine Dream’s front man Conrad Schnitzler, of whom he is a great fan for many years. The remix is a fantastic piece of music that also gives you a taste of what is to be expected from him this year, it was released in March 2010 with fantastic feedback: Kompost’s Michael Reinboth, Eric Kupper, Mousse T, Axwell and Nick Warren, who called it his “record of the year so far”.
DJ & producer Dave DK has been making waves in the electronic music scene for a couple of years now. Since the early 90's he was fascinated by the upcoming techno movement, which eventually led to his own active initiation. 1995 was the starting point for the then 17 year old. Together with a longtime friend, Dave produced his first tracks and was involved in the organization of underground techno and house partys, constantly trying to spread and push new electronic music.
Searching for new electronic sounds every day and having honed his skills as a producer in his chosen home Berlin, Dave released his first record on Müller Records in 1998. His DJ activities had been highly pushed since that time. In 1999 he became a resident DJ at Tresor/Globus club in Berlin, later on also at the legendary Panorama Bar. Beside his remix productions for Beroshima and Skiebäck he released records on raum...musik., Decore, Lifetime Music and Cadeaux.
As Dave is an open minded person who resents musical limits, he doesn’t want to be reduced to one style. His sound simply is the result of different styles that have influenced him throughout the years. "I have a passion for the wide range between house and techno as well as pop music and dancefloor stuff of the early 90's", says Dave.
Though he’s elegantly juggling a variety of electronic music to create his own style, in his tracks he often combines tragic melodies with kickin’ grooves that transform your body into a twisting stampede of electricity, with trademark swing and warm funk.
The year 2000 can be marked as the first highlight in his career: his debut album "sensory overload“ had been released on Müller Records and there were musical excursions on Cologne’s Television label as well as on the Barcelona based Regular label. Dave is now currently recording for Moodmusic and also on Playhouse (a collaboration with Holger „Smash TV“ Zilske) which brings him even closer to his idea of electronic house tunes.
"Responsible for some of the most exciting underground house music to come out of North America in recent years." - DJ Magazine Jay Tripwire’s roots began in the Underground scene in the early 90s as a DJ, where Jay played regularly at clubs and Warehouse parties on the westcoast becoming a integral part of the underground movement. Not content to just DJ he began working on *his own productions which quickly established his name on a household level, as one of house music’s most prodigious producers. With over 100 releases and remixes on over 250 000 vinyl records sold on some of the finest labels underground house music has to offer . Jay’s accomplishments have honorably placed him amongst the dance music elite. His music has been featured on numerous commercial-released mix CD's by many major artists and has been supported by everyone from John Digweed to Laurent Garnier to Kerri Chandler and Mark Farina. Jay’s signature sound, a fusion of Detroit elements with a high-light of intricate rhythms merged with the sounds of classic house has been the foundation for his musical achievements that has notably gained him such a wide range of appeal amongst djs and fans alike. His productions have leveraged his tour schedule to one that has kept Jay on a global rotation from 2001 to now. From headlining parties in over 200 different cities worldwide in many of the top rated venues. Key Jay Tripwire facts -had tracks appear on a wide range of compilations from Cocoon, Ultra, Journeys by Dj, Fabric, Renaissance, Bedrock, and the Sony PSP handheld game Wipeout. - Headlined over 50 parties at Miami’s WMC. -has had bass patches on numerous synths over the years named after him -Jay works numerous special re-edits into his sets making his sets completely unique. -Jay’s preference is long sets, happily playing for 8 hours, from opening to close even so jay can show off his versatility of styles. PRESS "Jay Tripwire is ahead of everyone else." - MUZIK "Delivers on the Promise..." - International DJ "A fantastic standout." - VICE "Essential."- MIXER "Really deep and funky" - Ministry "Plenty of twisted pyrotechnics" - XLR8R "With Jay Tripwire on the mix, expect something a bit special." - M8 "Jay Tripwire's productions are a DJ's dream packed with the finest tools from the trade." - URB “Jay Tripwire is pretty much unbeatable right now." - MUZIK "Responsible for some of the most exciting underground house music to come out of North America in recent years." - DJ Magazine
Busting bold musical moves from Blackpool to Auckland NZ has made Dick Johnson a house music heavyweight in both hemispheres.
Dick Johnson’s reputation for rocking a party began amidst the acid house madness of Manchester’s infamous Hacienda, where he was Saturday night resident alongside Graeme Park and Tom Wainright. He soon had his own room The 5th Man, where the legendary basement sessions became a part of club history. Residencies followed at Federation, Spice and Nottingham’s Renaissance.
Between 1994 and 95, Johnson started producing tracks for Cream’s Olympic label, New Order’s Pleasure Recordings and Manchester’s Paperecordings collective. Shortly afterwards, he established Shaboom Records in Blackpool with Mark Bell and Ben Davis. Shaboom has since developed into one of the worlds’ most respected dance labels, with releases from artists such as UBU, Joeski & Onionz, Fred Everything, Doc Martin and DJ Sneak.
The label also became the home of Shaboom, a studio collaboration between Johnson, Bell and Davis. Warner Music approached the boys to do an album, Taka Boom was enlisted as vocalist, and the result was 1999’s ‘Meccafunk’ with its string of hit singles, including ‘Sweet Sensation’ and ‘If You Need Me’.
A man of many monikers, Johnson records on his own as Magik Johnson/Magik J, as Del-5 with Ben Davis, and alongside Soane as Troffman. His music has been released on such influential imprints as Danny Tenaglia’s Twisted label, Layo & Bushwacka’s End Recordings, KAOS in Portugal and Paperecordings – and he has completed remixes for Crazy Penis, DJ Sneak, Joey Negro, Q-Burns, Human League, Neon Heights and many others.
His antipodean move actually seems to have benefited Johnson’s international career as a producer/remixer. Magik Johnson has continued to notch up production winners, and in the last 18 months his worldwide profile has increased greatly. Last year’s remix of Amillionsons’ ‘Misti Blu’ for London Records/FFrr was a summer anthem in the UK and Ibiza. The track featured for three consecutive weeks on Pete Tong’s Essential BBC-1 radio show, picked as Essential New Tune. This year, it’s his remix of Neon Heights’ ‘Listen To The Music’ which has attracted Tong’s attention and looks set to become another summer smash!
But it’s Magik J’s holiday collaboration with Ian Pooley, patriotically titled ‘Piha’, that has made the biggest waves. After sparking a major label bidding war, ‘Piha’ was finally released on Honchos/NRK Records. The track featured twice on the Essential show, and was played by Pete Tong live at the Berlin Love Parade to one million people, going on to sell over 20,000 records.
It was also the start of a lasting relationship with NRK that will see the release of Dick’s debut album Cardboard Journey in summer 2005. It’s a slice of future dance music that goes from the deepest organic house to soulful vocals to quirky downbeats through broken electro and back again. Sparkling with originality and ideas, the album should see Dick mentioned in the same breath as Mylo and The Chemical Brothers. The first single, Feel Alright, has been licensed by DJ Heather and the second, Rollergirl, complete with mixes from Trevor Lovey, Inland Knights and Mazi blew up the start of 2005.
Dick Johnson continues to DJ worldwide, having turned heads all over two hemispheres! Keep your ears peeled for Cardboard Journey, plus remixes and productions on Shaboom, NRK, Honchos, London/FFrr, End Recordings, Tango/Nightshift, Blaktrax and Red Melon.
The continued rise of Alan Fitzpatrick is the biggest story in UK techno right now. Having enjoyed a rapid ascent since his emergence as the new kid on the techno block in the latter half of 2009, Fitzpatrick now enjoys a status as a highly respected and in-demand producer. By releasing his debut album for Adam Beyer is globally renowned Drumcode label, Alan became the first act to record an album on Drumcode since 2005. The well-received ‘Shadows In The Dark’ long-player marked the culmination of a run of productions that saw Fitzpatrick publically name-checked as a one of the most exciting producers in techno by Adam Beyer, Dubfire, Carl Cox, John Digweed and Len Faki and being awarded a BBC Radio 1 Essential New Tune for his anthemic Reflections single on Bedrock. 2011 will see Alan evolve an already impressive production CV via collaborations with Adam Beyer, Cari Lekebusch and Joseph Capriati as well as remixes of Mark Broom, Funk D’Void and Alex Bau.
Martin Eyerer BIOGRAPHY When Martin Eyerer tells a story, everybody listens. Martin reports of his journeys throughout the continents, telling stories of wild escapades in a taxi across the Brazilian jungle through to the impressions of Earth’s capitals and the colourful array of citizens that inhabit them, and obviously of his many Gigs in these foreign lands. Those foreign places quickly become familiar territory when he sets up his digital DJ-system and starts to play that thumping first track because what he plays is groovy Electro-Tech House and the sound is a world language of its own that is euphorically absorbed through sweaty pores and pumping glands. His passion is eminently clear when he starts to talk about his experiences and such is his passion and enthusiasm for the music that one could easily think it was all totally new to him. But it isn't. Martin Eyerer has been a DJ for 20 years – and just as many years a producer, label owner, radio show producer. Throw in his two young children and it seems that the energy never leaves his side. Martin Eyerer is not a laptop artist, but a true musician. His high-end studio meets the highest requirements and has become an interdisciplinary interface for mastering (whether it is Hip Hop, Pop or Electronic) and he is also co-producing several mainstream acts (Eyerer e.g.became a gold record in UK). On top of all this, the Tech-House Posse around him like Gui Boratto,Oliver Koletzki, Toni Rios, Stephan Hinz, Namito, Chopstick, Oliver Klein or Florian Meindl come to ‘his house’ to jam. It is a small circle of friends who share the same musical interest and who put 200% in to every release they do. Whether collaborations, solo Works, Remixes or Compilations, all his works appear almost monthly on dance-floor dominating labels, like Kling KLong,MBF (My Best Friend), Trapez, Great Stuff, Kickboxer and Criminal and on English big names like Renaissance. The most unbelievable aspect of this is the variety of styles Martin stands for. There is no segment from Deep house to Electro that Eyerer is not in control of, always keeping his focus on the dance-floor. This consistently high-quality of output results in rocking world-wide floor-fillers, spun by the most well-known DJs. Beyond that, hits like Make My Day (Haunting) by Eyerer and Chopstick feat. Zdar/Cassius made their way into the A-rotation of English music television. As an important platform for his music Martin Eyerer has founded his own labels - Kling Klong and Session Deluxe. Due to the conscientious release policy (releasing artists like Koletzki, Namito, Andrea Doria, Mijk van Dijk, Diringer,Robert Babicz, Tom Pooks, Arnaud Robotini of Black strobe and Eyerer himself the Label boss was able to establish an independent sound between electro, minimal and tech-house on Kling Klong and more tooly, housy and underground on Session Deluxe. Releases of bothe Labels always enter the top 20 of all sales and download charts for electronic music. Peak time is the best time in a DJ-set, but in Martin Eyerers opinion, you have to work for it as a DJ - there is no way to force it. With that philosophy he builds up his sets, using the newest material and unfolds an oppressive, sizable Groove. Martin Eyerer does not try to get through the night with the current hits. Instead, he travels the whole soundspectrum in one intuitively construed DJ-set. These legendary sets make their way around the globe resulting in Martin playing regularly in all parts of the world. But Martin wants to reach more people than only those who frequent nightclubs. That's why he regularly works on mix compilations, e.g. the double CD Movement (MBF, together with Oliver Klein). He has also set up Session De Luxe – a national weekly radioshow that goes out live every Sunday evening on Sunshine live - Germany’s biggest station for dance music, and it’s on this platform that Eyerer presents all the latest releases for his hungry following to devour as they polish of their weekend’s activities on sofas, in bedrooms or in the car on their way home after visiting their parents for Sunday lunch in the country. By himself or with guests like e.g. Bodzin, Anthony Rother, Chardronnet, Huntemann, Gregor Tresher, Abe Duque, Thomas Schumacher, John Selway or Shlomi Aber, Session de Luxe never disappoints. But not only are the monologues important - Martin also involves the listeners, giving everyone the chance to ask questions about anything concerning dance music.
If music is the Universal language then Toronto Native, Carlo Lio is surely multilingual. It is this universal appeal that has allowed Carlo to speak to so many people without ever having to say a word. His ability to capture sounds and emit them so expressively is a gift. Music has always been a priority in Carlo’s life; anyone who witnesses him gracing the decks can attest to this. Carlo can turn a careful observer into a dancer through the raw emotion and passion in his music. Music is a language; it is a means of connectivity, intimacy and communication and Carlo has brilliantly captured and shared this with his fans. As a DJ, producer: & businessman. His continued efforts both in and out of the booth have paid off. Teaming up with studio partner Nathan Barato to create Rawthentic Music, Carlo has been pounding out numerous quality hits which have received plenty of local & International support. His unique signature style that’s driven by a relentless, sexy, hypnotic, techy groove is sure to leave you mesmerized. Carlo has so instinctively tapped into that ‘human experience’ that millions of clubgoers have sought after and has taken so many on a journey into sound. With his flawless and imaginative mixing and his mind-blowing programming, Carlo preaches a gospel of repetitive beats. His fast, deep pulsing tech-house, or groovy, chuggy minimal are inspirational and he credits his latest sound to two of his most current influences; Mastiksoul, Marco Carola and Loco Dice. Carlo emulates great confidence and is a strong visionary and leader in Toronto ’s club culture. If you have a yearning hunger for the beat, just open wide; Carlo will satisfy your mind, body and soul and leave you salivating for more.
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The rise of Tom Budden epitomises what can be achieved when a dance music obsessive channels all that dancefloor enthusiasm wisely. By patiently building a reputation and not being afraid of the graft as well as the good times, he’s carved out an enviable position for himself as an in-demand DJ, producer, label owner and promoter.
Presenting a thoroughly modern sound that has furrowed paths at both the deeper and the more driving end of the spectrum, his DJ sets are renowned for being precision tuned perfectly for the vibe, the venue and time of night… or indeed day.
With a string of high profile gigs at UK clubs including Ministry of Sound, Sakneys, Shindig, matter at the 02 and Cocoon at The End, his international profile has taken off in recent years too. Whether it’s smashing it at Kristal in Romania, touring Australia and Asia alongside James Zabiela or joining James and Nic Fanciulli’s legendary DJ tag team at the Snowbombing festival in Austria.
He remains loyal to his hometown crowd in Southampton too, with an ongoing residency at the infamous High Tide Boat Parties, which he also helps promote. It was from this party pedigree that he took another major leap in 2008 and launched his own label, the respected ALiVE Recordings.
The label’s tenth release, Tom Budden – ‘The Tree Dance’ was a real milestone for both the imprint and its owner. It appealed to some of the finest ears from across the board and was snapped up for a range of CD mixes including Global Underground and Subliminal.
You’ll also hear his touch on remixes including Tijuana’s ‘Groove Is In The Air’ for Bedrock, Danny Howells ‘Laid Out’ on Dig Deeper, James Zabiela ‘Blame’ on Renaissance and Groove Armada 'History' featuring the vocals of Will Young.
Tom’s popular ALiVE show on Proton Radio has been running for 7 years and he’s dropped successful guest mixes for internationally syndicated radio shows including John Digweed's Transitions, Carl Cox's Global and Mark Knight's Toolroom Knights.
If there was a textbook on building solid credentials for clubland success then Tom Budden should have written it. He’s methodically earned a position as one of the most exciting names in dance music, and his continued ascent looks as sure-fire as his enviable track record.
Style Of eye
Swedish DJ/producer Style of Eye (AKA Linus Eklöw) has been melding his far-reaching influences to form a unique brand of high energy club music since 2003. Linus's signature sound has much to do with the many different types of music he absorbed growing up in Stockholm, Sweden. An artist like Stevie Wonder or 19th century classical composer Edvard Grieg was equally as important as acts like Yelllo or Krafwerk. Even Linus's engagement with drum & bass producers like DJ Hype, Zinc, Photek and Roni Size would go hand-in-hand with stacks of dusty soul and jazz records. As far back as the age of 13 Linus knew he wanted to participate in music somehow. He began to experiment with production, making "weird downtempo and trip hop" and latterly spinning drum & bass records to unsuspecting classmates at school discos aged 14. "I'm always about high-energy with a need to push things forward," says Linus, a point that's easy to believe upon hearing his work. Releases like Puss Puss, We Are Boys and Sexx on Refune Records, his Wet/Dry double header on influential French imprint Sound Pellegrino and arguably the most famous force in dance music right now, Skrillex, tapped Linus for a contribution—the aptly titled "Devastate"— to Free Treats Vol II on his OWSLA label. In addition, Linus's excellent "Homeless" track alongside Slagsmålsklubben for A-Trak's Fool's Gold was followed up last year with his debut EP on the label, "Ray Dee Oh." 2013’s ‘After Dark’ was picked up by 4th & B’way and Spinnin’ Records and enjoyed heavy support from Radio 1 including Greg James making it his ‘Record of the Week’ and is followed by ‘Kids’, his debut single on Sony Records is out worldwide December 2013. Linus is also busy behind the scenes writing and producing tracks for artists such as Icona Pop (Linus co-wrote and produced the massive international hit ‘I Love It’, which reached Number 1 in over 25 countries and number 3 in the US Billboard charts), Fenech Soler, and remixed some of the year’s biggest hits: Zedd’s ‘Clarity’, Swedish House Mafia’s Save The World, Kylie’s Timebomb and Miike Snow’s The Wave to name but a few. As plentiful as his production credits have been, we wouldn't be here now if it wasn't backed up by skills behind the decks. Linus has been a DJ of international acclaim throughout his career, gigging at major festivals and club events throughout the world. Taking the last 12 months as a microcosm, Linus has enjoyed show stopping performances at events like Swedish House Mafia’s record-breaking show at the 35,000 capacity Friends Arena in Stockholm, Pier 94 in New York, Osheaga in Montreal, EDC, TomorrowWorld and Tomorrowland, and Sunburn Festival in India. "'Music, not genres' is my motto," says Linus, simultaneously looking ahead and summarizing his career to date. "Whatever I feel is interesting at the moment will come out in what I do. I'd rather die trying to find that special place where time stands still then to safely repeat the same sounds over and over."
Jean Frank Cochois aka The Timewriter was born into a family where music played a vital part in everyday life. From the age of 13 on, he got trained in classical music and was sent to a music boarding school. Soon he started experimenting with electronic music while also including acoustic instruments. After several band memberships and three theatre music projects, Frank produced his first Album ‚The Timerewinder‘ in 1994. The LP got released under his alias JFC on Mole Listening Pearls not before 1997 though.
Born In: Atlantis, Cape Town
Previous TV Jobs: Commercials
Hobbies: DJing, Break dancing, and graphic design
Music Taste: Anything that sounds good for my ears
Favourite Artist: Busta Rhymes
Favourite Food: Sea Food
Fashion: Sneakers and anything that suits me
Role model: Mom
Best movie: Saw I & II
Best Achievement: Being successful
Best TV Experience: Wildroom
TV Career Highlight: Performing at the Kids Star Awards 2005
Favourite Saying: “Keep it real”
Terry Lee Brown Junior
For years Terry Lee Brown Jr. has been considered as a member of the international elite of House producers, and like no other, he has developed the subgenre Tech-House. In the USA and England his first two albums became successes of note and the media got a surprise when they found out Mr. Brown is actually a German. Terry Lee Brown Jr, alias Norman Feller, began DJing in 1989 and soon thereafter released his first tracks on vinyl under various pseudonyms. 1994 was the turning point for Norman when he decided to dedicate himself totally to music In the following year he invented the house-oriented project (alter-ego) Terry Lee Brown Jr. which allowed him to create his own sound. Plastic City, which was at that time still a very young label, offered Terry an outlet for his music and he has stayed true to this label ever since. After the success of his first 12+quot; releases came his debut Album Brother For Real in spring of 1996. This release was a true milestone for Tech-House and incorporated elements of Jungle, Trance and Easy Listening. The public response to Brother For Real was gigantic, and not limited to scenesters. Muzik (12/96), England's most respected dance music magazine chose Brother For Real as one of the top ten albums of 1996 (along with albums from artists like DJ Shadow, Fugees, Underworld and Faithless). Marshall Jefferson, the Chicago House legend, honored Terry in an album review by simply stating +quot;He is God+quot; (Raveline 11/1996). In fall of 1997 Terry's second album Chocolate Chords garnered further praise and matched the success of Bother For Real. In America Mixmag chose this second effort as one of the top 5 albums of the year. Terry Lee Brown Jr. is not only a respected producer, but also a much sought-after DJ. This side of the artist is apparent when one listens to the compilation series Terry's Café 1-5. These mixed CDs once again found resonance in the music press and received rave reviews from Muzik, Urb, XLR8R and other national and international magazines. But the story doesn't end there. Remixes from TLB Jr. of such artists as Gabrielle (Rise), Nalin +amp; Kane (Talkin' About), Louise (Let's Go Round Again), Paul Van Dyk (For An Angel), Paris Red (Love Hurts), and Future Funk (Music Takes You High) secured his reputation as a true Remix-Artist. The third and latest album From Dub Til Dawn is a product of two years work and continues the tradition of Terry's genre-bending House-sound. From Dub Til Dawn brings together bass-heavy housegrooves with warm atmospheric planes and fragmented vocals. Sound and rhythm are the most important in this case. Fusions of House and Dub or Two-Step round out the album. Pay attention to the track Take Your Time, which Terry produced in cooperation with his friend and labelmate Timewriter. Today Terry Lee Brown Junior is one of the most happening and respected House Artists around. This is probably due to the passion and love he invests in his uncompromising productions and mix sets. His albums and mix CDs have shown the world that House music not only works on the dancefloor, but also in a comfy chair.