Release: Apr 24 2013
Label: CATWASH RECORDS
New Swiss production outfit WLF release the four track Arcadia EP through DJ W!LDs Catwash Records on April 24. The tracks make for a captivating listen and demonstrate the breadth of the trios skill and influences. Eau Du Mur and Modificated Humor, with their references to French filtered house, are bass heavy club throbbers with dark relentless grooves that slot perfectly into the sets of the aforementioned W!LD. Jingo slows the pace and adds soulful Rhodes chords for the smoky early morning sessions, while God Interview is a jacking stomper straight from the vintage school of Chicago.The WLF acronym represents the three members - LNF are two DJs that have burned the dancefloors of the best clubs in Switzerland for years. They also founded the vinyl shop Electronic Wave that became one of the most important brand for underground parties in Switzerland.The W is Walter Albini, a producer with many years experience in electronic music and a pioneer in the Swiss Techno scene since the mid nineties. Under his own name and the aliases 4 Mat and Golden Guru he has released music for On It Records, Magnetik Grooves, Banged Records, Enjoy Music and SLiCK Records amongst several others.The 4 tracks on this EP are just the beginning of the new WLF journey.Catwash Records is a label needing little introduction – the creation of DJ W!LD in 2005, the French label has become one of the most respected in underground tech and deep house circles. The labels discography includes worldwide artists such as Sammy Dee, Shaun Reeves, Boris Werner or Lula Circus as well as Chris Carrier and DJ W!LD themselves, both a solo artists and under their Catwash moniker.Stay tuned...
RARE MOVEMENT - Geneve - Switerland (CHE)
RARE MOVEMENT (DJ Madfunk & Pierre C) is the association of 2 friends/artists both, opened to a vast range of music and passionate for "Black Music".
We Love Ibiza / Azuli / Cooking Vinyl // (UK)
This UK electronica duo comprises Tom Findlay (b. Cambridge, England; bass, trumpet, keyboards, sampler) and Andy Cato (b. Yorkshire, England; trombone, keyboards, bass guitar). Cato, a 6 feet 8 inches tall Yorkshireman, grew up playing in a colliery brass band and listening to disco music, such as that by Earth, Wind And Fire, and he also won the UK's Young Jazz Musician Of The Year award. He was introduced to house music by his cousin, Digs, a member of the cult house collective DIY. He took up a DJing residency at the "Spectrum" night in Cambridge before relocating to London to establish the label, Skinnymalinky. Findlay grew up in Cambridge, listening to rare funk records before moving to Manchester, promoting club nights, DJing and playing in some of the city's best funk bands. He then moved to London, where he continued to DJ and promoted a night with Cato, "Captain Sensual At The Helm Of The Groove Armada" before they decided to record their own music under a shortened version of the name.
Groove Armada's music is an unusual blend of influences, spanning house, big beat, Balearic, disco and funk. It combines traditional instrumentation and influences with house rhythms and technology, and features samples of jazz as well as those from diverse artists such as the Chi-Lites, Platters and A Tribe Called Quest.
Cato and Findlay record all their material at a countryside retreat in Cumbria, northern England. Their first album, 1998's Northern Star, was released on the London-based independent label, Tummy Touch in January 1998. The well-received single "At The River", built around a Patti Page vocal sample from the 50s hit "Old Cape Cod", was also released on the label. Northern Star was named Best New Artist Album by the UK's Muzik magazine. The duo was signed to Pepper Records for their second album, Vertigo. Like its predecessor the album was highly praised across the music press. A single from the album, "If Everybody Looked The Same" was released in April 1999 and received much national UK radio airplay. A re-released "At The River" entered the Top 20 three months later.
Although by now a staple of fashionable and lazily assembled chillout compilations, Findlay and Cato forged ahead with their third studio album, Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub), which featured guest appearances by disco and funk legend Nile Rodgers, rapper Jeru The Damaja, and folk singer Richie Havens. The latter also appeared on the funky Lovebox, alongside rap crew Nappy Roots, dancehall DJ Red Rat, and R&B vocalist Sunshine Anderson.
In 2005 Tom Findlay set up Tunetribe, a music download store that offers a fairer deal to artists by giving them up to 80% royalties, rather than the usual 20% at other online music stores and helps independent labels by promoting and supporting new and unsigned bands. Unsigned bands can join for free, and have their music sold on the site.
Techsoul Records // Lisbon (POR)
Get Physical - London (GBR)
Growing up in Windsor, Ontario Canada, just across the border from Detroit, Heidi had a
childhood filled with the sounds of classic rock, blues and folk. It wasn’t long, though, before the
sounds of the Motor City and Chicago led her to a deep and lifelong passion for underground
Catwash Records // Paris (FR)
French DJ who became part of the Circoloco and DC10 fold in 2010, impressing in his appearances, which included the Closing Party After and the 2011 New Year's Day celebrations.Gauthier DM is seen as one of the next generation DJ/producers to come out of France and is strongly associated with the prominent Robsoul Recordings, run by Phil Weeks since 2000 and recognised as one of the most respected underground house music labels around. Gauthier also has releases on Catwash Records and Adult Only recordings,houserepublic.rec,and W label with Kerri Chandler , Art Department,and SIS.
With a burgeoning international tour diary and plenty of studio work in progress, Gauthier can also point to several Circoloco world tour dates, including in Valencia, Spain and during the inauguration of Rio de Janeiro's hottest new club...
Lola Ed / Just Jack / Liebe Detail / Culprit // Paris (FR)
Underground DJ/producer Anthony Collins has proved to be one of the most promising rising stars to emerge from the French house and techno scene.
Born to an American father and a French mother, he grew up both in New York and in the South of France. Getting his first taste of music as a child at his father’s jazz recording studio in LA, it wasn’t until later in France that he discovered electronic music as a teenager and fell in love with it. Acquiring his first pair of decks at the age of 17 and playing his first gig the following year, it was soon time to push his career forward by moving to Paris.
Quickly establishing himself on the scene he was booked regularly to play at the city’s most prestigious nights including Rex Club and Batofar, and most recently landing a residency at Paris’ Cirque Bonheur in 2011. Abroad, Anthony has frequented the decks at Panoramabar and Berghain, Weekend and Watergate in Berlin, ADE and Studio 80 in Amsterdam, London’s Fabric, Circoloco DC10 and Space Ibiza, Sonar Barcelona, Goa Rome and Madrid, BLK! Market New York, and BPM conference Mexico to name but a few…
Anthony describes his style as a mix of deep house, house, minimal and deep tech. And his ability to master all these genres is demonstrated in the breadth of high quality labels he has already released on. His EP’s span the iconic French imprint Freak n’Chic, to the hailed deep tech sounds of Curle, Steve Bug’s Poker Flat, Vakant, Mule Electronic, Ibadan, liebe*detail, Horizontal and Supplement Facts. On the remix front Collins’ talent and style has allowed him to rework artists as huge as Ricardo Villalobos, as well as Lee Foss, Cesare vs Disorder, Alejandro Vivanco , Boris Werner and Public Lovers (the new project from Bruno Pronsato). In 2009 he released his first artist album ‘Doubts & Shouts’ on Freak n’Chic, much to the acclaim of many on the underground scene, And a highlight of 2011, indeed of Anthony’s career to date, has to be his co-production with Ricardo Villalobos and Los Updates ‘I Throw Water Into The Lake’, a sultry, almost eerie, deep tech number on Nice Cat! Records.
Following another fruitful summer at DC10 Ibiza, playing the Circoloco parties every other month, Anthony has been focusing much of his time on a new label venture with Francis Harris, Scissor & Thread, which launched at the end of 2011. By no means your average dance imprint, Scissor & Thread is a platform for ambitious sounds, mixing up slow house with the indie world. With releases from newly discovered composers, producers, vocalists and instrumentalists on the horizon, 2012 is set to be an exciting year for the label. On top of managing S&T, Anthony still finds time for his own production, with an upcoming EP on Frank & Tony Records, a more dancefloor-orientated, sub-label of S&T, as well as developing another new project, Bacall & Friends, with releases planned for later this year.
Rejected / Material // Toronto (CAN)
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 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 club goers 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 a few o fhis most current influences; Dubfire, Paco Osuna, Loco Dice & Marco Carola ... but the list really goes on!
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.
Diynamic // Hamburg (GER)
When you stand on the edge of a pool, ready to jump in, ready to be
completely taken in by it´s content, there´s always that split second of
hesitation. Every single time, and not even the bravest person you know,
that boy from second grade, can tell you otherwise. Why is that?
It´s because once you´ve set off to jump, you know you´ve fully let
yourself in for it, and from this moment on, absolutely anything can
happen. When you witness one of Pool´s live concerts, it´s all about that
experience: Anything can happen.
Pool consists of three musicians and friends that have been making
music together since they were fourteen years of age. Daniel Husten,
David Stoltzenberg and Nils Hansen have been constantly evolving
musically since the early days. They started off as a standard three piece
grunge band, but soon it was clear to everyone witnessing them on their
instruments that this was just a start.
With their basic layout of guitar, bass and drums, they manage to find a
musical path between house patterns, psychedelic riff clouds and
straightforward pop music. Still a major part of their sound is the get-
together of the two vocalists David and Nils. Though their voices differ
their coexistence creates a mellow, peerless temper accomplishing the
sound of guitar, bass and drums.
A Pool live show is full of hypnotic, technoid buildups, sudden breaks
and instrumental expertise, never missing out to showcase that first of all
it´s fun making music. And after having let yourself in for it, after having set off to jump, after
whatever happened Pool made it happen to you.
Pass par too // Dusseldorf (GER)
"Everything is connected!" is a definite for the Moroccan Rachid Dehhani.
Ho was born in CasablancaThe term culture should not be looked up in a dictionary, but should come from the heart.
Throughout his Life, the dialectic between music, fashion and art flows authenticly into a fine and melodic symbiosis.
So as a DJ in Düsseldorf and Cologne, the “bon viveur” has never pushed himself to the fore, but has nevertheless quickly found a place in the hearts of his audience through his authentic and unique style.
This is where he musically combines the energy he draws from his environment, and transcends it to his audience in the form of rhythmic warmth and an extravagant definition of CrossOver. Keep the vibe brother.
From this point on...we look beyond our horizon..
Rex Club / F Com / Desolat // Paris (FR)
From roots in early nineties Parisian rave culture, this multi instrumentalist, composer, remix artist, DJ and sound
engineer has set on a formidable trajectory since Laurent Garnier invited him to put out his debut single, ‘Playground’,
Alongside definitive producers like St.Germain and Mr.Oizo, Alexkid spent many years as a flagship artist for
Garnier’s F Communications label, playing a pivotal role in sculpting the profile of French electronic music both at
home and abroad while developing his own inimitable identity.
Refining his production skills over three critically lauded albums, Alexkid has mastered a kaleidoscopic range of styles
from his early experiments with Drum and Bass, Nu Acid and Electro to the sparse House and Dub textures he is best known
to weave today.
His 2001 debut album of Funked up House, ‘Bienvenida’, compiled some of the best tracks from earlier single
releases, including a collaboration with Austrian downtempo master Dorfmeister. The early success of these diverse
and accomplished productions would prove prophetic of what was yet to come.
2003 saw the release of deep electro house single ‘Come With Me’, featuring the vocals of New York artist Liset
Alea. A slick and seductive cocktail of stuttering beats and sultry pads, the track made it’s way onto numerous mixes
and compilations, also being reinterpreted by Brett Johnson and Canadian electro mogul Tiga in a series of remix
EP’s on F Communications.
Leaving no time for dust to settle, his sophomore album ‘Mint’ firmly embedded Alexkid in the electronic landscape.
Spearheaded by the singles ‘Come With Me’ and ‘Pick It Up’, the record was unanimously well received by critics and
artists alike, and provided ample material for Alex to tour Europe throughout the following years.
An electronic missionary, Alexkid has taken his epic live arrangements and inventive DJ sets to the four corners of the
map and everywhere in between, transferring his early infatuation with the live spectacle into moist celebrations of the
moment. Connection is key, and Alexkid’s intuitive interpretations of other artist’s music extends far beyond the DJ
booth. After ending five years of residency in Berlin's Weekend club, he has
finally moved to the German capital where he's now set his base at Water-gate club.
In demand as a remix artist, he has lent remixes to everyone from Damian Lazarus to George Michael,
cultivating a collaborative understanding that is no more present than in the minimalist pop leanings of his 2006
Alexkid tamed his ecstatic compositions into works of profound balance and precision. Working as much with the
absence of sound, punches of silence punctuated slick productions in a body of work that simultaneously
complimented both dance floor and kitchen floor.
With a collaboration with Berlin minimal troupe M.A.N.D.Y in the works, as well as forthcoming releases planned on
both Cadenza , Rekids and NRK, 2009 looks to be another significant chapter in the ever transforming and enterprising
career of Alexkid.
For DJ Sebastian Paiza, music takes priority and isn't merely a hobby, but it is his belief that music is life in the form of a melody. Colombian born, moving to the big apple in the 90's at age 6, he was exposed to Electronic Dance Music by his older cousins at a very young age. Sebastian’s passion for EDM developed as he came into the night club scene and his music collection grew to the point where DJs were asking him for tracks. Becoming a DJ himself and sharing the music he loves from behind the decks was the inevitable next step.
Keep an eye on Sebastian Paiza as he continues to evolve as an artist on a mission to share his sound with the world.