Plaisir Records / PLA001
1st release of new French label Plaisir Records by the artist Zendid, with a VID remix !!
Support: tINI, Faster, Anthea, Ada Kaleh
Here, you're going to get into a serious classy bunch of tracks, where melodies interlace with round beats and basslines. The Wood Lesty's voice will enter your brain and will never leave it. The cherry on the cake (already rather tasty) is Vid Reconstruction Mix: a little 15 minutes diamond where he settles gradually his talent, involving the famous voice of the original mix with a compulsion of claps to end in second part of the remix with angelic choirs deserving of the most beautiful opera
8 Bit Records / 8BIT087
Believer, Ellic, Poluc - Johnny D returns to Nick Curly & Gorge s 8bit imprint with a major release! It s been a while since his last EP, but time only made him better. Believer EP is a three track masterpiece and proof of Johnnys keen eye for detail as well as his ability to transport a certain feel to the dancefloor. This unique symbiosis conveys into an organic touch and brings live to each production. Get into the vibe!
Apollonia / APO015
There's no doubt that the Apollonia trio are on fire, 2014 has been a whirlwind of Berlin studio production, to reigning in Ibiza, to dropping their debut album Tour à Tour to a rapturous reception. But straight back to the label with a new EP, they proudly present breaking talent Diego Krause.Hailing from East Berlin, Krause already caused a stir amongst the heads with releases on his own label Unison Wax and co-owned Beste Modus, Unison Wax 02 swiftly landing itself a 4/5 on Resident Advisor and pricking up the ears of the Apollonia boys.Serving up three quality tracks very much in-keeping with Apollonia's own sound, you can easily imagine any one fitting perfectly into the later hours of their B2B2B sets. 'Right About Now' establishes its presence with a powerful bassline and solid clap, before deep swirling synths enter, as does an echoing xylophone to truly euphoric effect. The slightly eerie, but mostly intoxicating, 'Dreams' brings a subtle groove and conjures up those early morning moments, while 'Manitu' the most peak-team of the three, is a bouncy number full of positive energy and a strong tech-house edge, that will go down a treat on any dancefloor
Credo / Clr // (GER)
Getting spiced on the floor! Anybody out there not really being interested in? We don`t think so, in times of unified, exchangable music there are numerous people interested in getting something more than a "Klick" here and "Klack" there. And exactly for those of you, Alex` music is surely the right soundtrack being far away from music which sounds like it is produced by standard-software on a standard pattern, only for being more fashionable and mass-compatible. Alex Bau is the right guy, his music ranges is nothing less than high quality techno, additionally spiced with added drummings and sounds which are one more step on the way to make the mix unique and flowing. As soon as you read Alex` name on a record, cd or flyer, there is always techno inside. Maybe this appears a bit too "spicy" for the typical "minimaltechnovirgin", but the reduced tempo leaves it accessable for almost everybody being interested in high-quality electronic dancemusic. It`s always the same, no matter if minimal, harder, spacy or crazy, the right mixture is the key to a tasty menu, and how to heat up and cool down the dancefloor is something you don`t have to explain to mr. Bau. It`s served!
(Welt recordings / Cecille Numbers / Tsuba / Off recordings - Ibiza )
Nima Gorji (Welt Recordings owner), born in Iran but grown up in Denmark from the age of 13, needs no introduction to people who know the underground house scene.
Carillon / Desolat / SCI+TEC / 8bit // Naples (ITA)
Doctor Jekyll and mr Hyde,a mix between an eclctic dj/producer and a party animal. This is Giuseppe Cennamo, born in Naples in 1980; he formed his musical roots, first playing a piano when he was a child, and later on spinning his records at teenagers parties. After taking some time off to dedicate to his studies,he started again to play to city parties. During this time, on 2004, he met Danilo Vigorito who introduced him to serious productions. From December 2004 to September 2008 Giuseppe has been constantly working in studio; his first record out VIR 2,2 happened to be released on February 2009 on Minisketch, Davide Squillace's label. The major following up Ep were: Mujeres (Leftroom), Borderline (Kammer) and El Gitano (Moniquè Speciale) played all over the world by top djs such as Loco Dice, Marco Carola , Luciano and Carl Cox; El Gitano was Giuseppe Cennamo’s first breakthrough, bringing him great success and popularity in club scene.On November 2010 Giuseppe signed two tracks in a VA on 8bit, label of his friend Nick Curly. On January 2010 Giuseppe founded his personal record label Carillon;the first release on Carillon Records was Break my Carillon, vynil sold out just in two weeks. After the first release few international artists became part of his project like Matteo Spedicati, Aldo Cadiz, Mendo, Alex Celler, Alessio Mereu, Larsson and Salvatore Freda. Actually the label is on fire with a lot's of forthcoming releases.On July 2010 Giuseppe sent some tracks to Desolat Records and after one month they took Giuseppe in the Desolat family, and his first release, Amanecer ep, was published on Desolat x 009. In the beginning of 2011 Cennamo released a lot's of remixes and another ep on Carillon, Human Feelings.
At the end of 2011 he released a follow-up: A Single in the Jungle ep on 8bit! Giuseppe had a great year on 2011 playing all around and making new music, so he decided to close this amazing time with a special release on his Carillon, so in dicember 2011 came out Imprints in my Mind, the track that all the clubbers and the djs want, played by Loco Dice at the Amnesia Closing 2010...out on Carillon Records as Limited serie.
The 2012 is again in his name, he released the second Desolat, Dance Till Tomorrow, a great Ep with four tracks of different styles! So the Napolitan Talent is on fire, like is career, but if you don't see Giuseppe in the dj booth for sure you can catch him on the dancefloor, mr Hyde.
La Rochelle (FR)
Moïse aka itrema was born in 1980 in La Rochelle, France. His passion for music started in the mid 90’s, and when french Hip Hop blasted national radio shows, he especially found in love with this energetic and raw beats coupled with funk and other 70’s samples from an unknown universe. At the age of 15, itrema recorded this hip hop radio shows and edited them by cutting and pasting the magnetic tapes in order to cut advertisements. He understood that if music has a feeling, some techniques provide to feel it at his best. Discovering a couple of year later, in 1998, vinyl equipment, and artists like Jeff Mills or Derrick May, he bought the infamous technics mk2 and practiced it intensively with his mentor Eric Paquet, supporting labels such as Ozone, F-Communications, Drumcode, Axis, Torema, Underground Resistance, Sonic Groove, Basic Channel etc.. La Rochelle is a good place to promote electronic music, itrema animated a radio show and performed in bars and clubs with Dj E-Rx, John Thomas, Jeff23, Fanox, Bebz, Alber Paderski, Franck-e, Reminiscence, and also in Nantes, Rennes, with Arno Gonzales, Popof, Dj-3000, Electric Rescue, Paul Nazca, Manu Le Malin, Chris Liberator to name a few. In 2008, Itrema became a techno producer. Focusing on writing music and sound design, he incorporated elements of 70’s, 80’s and 90’s influences with melodic grooves, deep chord synths, bleep sounds, associated with a melancholic touch. His first vinyl “ blow up this wall” produced by Fake records ( run by Ismaël and Cedric in Rennes, France ) was acclaimed by French national press ( Tsugi, Trax magazine ) and played by Laurent Garnier. Today, itrema runs his own imprints in digital and vinyl, looking further to gather artists.You can discover a mix on vinyl today on pcb more info :
Desolat // Bucharest (ROU)
From initiating the first studio sessions back in 2004, Livio & Roby are one of the foremost proponents of groove
laden house, fast becoming ambassadors of deep funk-blended tech-house on some of the leading labels in the
scene as well as controlling the dance floors of techno playgrounds around the world.
Riding high on the techno scene’s recent climate change with grooves that twist and turn each bar yet never loose
the consistent grasping control over your body’s lower torso; Livio and Roby have been producing percussive promp-
ted beats with a natural European zest long before the majority of today’s techno dj’s ripped back the parched elec-
tronic layer to reveal a more organic house sound. Displaying exceptional production skills, early releases and
remixes appeared on Lawler's Global Underground "Lights out 3" and "Viva" compilations.
On top of clearly knowing their way around a pair of turntables, 2007 followed with releases thick and fast; the classic
simplicity of their gritty underground sound, assembled into increasingly energetic tracks made Livio and Roby one
of the most visible names of the deep house resurgence.
2008 saw the pair share the turntables alongside Loco Dice in Romania resulting in the ultimate testament to their
musical talent. Dice welcomed Livio and Roby into his community of creativeness, promptly inviting then to join both
his booking agency Artist Alife and much applauded label Desolat where they went on to release “Mistique” in colla-
boration with their pal George G. From their early appearance in the booth with Loco Dice and Martin Buttich at
Cocoons Ibiza residency to recent singles on Nick Curly’s Cecille imprint, the two Romania producers have built
quite a reputation for themselves that really justifies the heavy hype that's been surrounding them of late.
Labels including Viva Music, Cecille and Loco Dice’s eminent Desolat have welcomed the deep duo to explore a now
signature sound, that's awash in the beats that made many of us fall for house in the first place. Exercising their
persistent reference to a winning Chicago and Detroit compound, sitting on the deep, percussive side of house has
earned them their respected place in the often tangled and disjointed electronic scene.
Livio & Roby have taken 2010 by the horns, participating in the Desolat US Bus Tour earlier this year alongside Loco
Dice and Martin Buttrich, winning the “nights.ro Awars” as “Best Underground Music Project” and are ready to blast
back into your consciousness with their fresh new material.
OVERdrive // Toulouse (FR)
Passion for electronic music came while Dadou was traveling around the world. Tahiti where he feds himself with reggae, rock and psyché, Morocco at the famous Transahara Festival with Trance music and finally in Spain where he mets Yoan L Mit who is Rachdingue Surrealist resident dj. Techno became his style of predilection at this time.Influenced by artists like MINILOGUE, IAN O'DONOVAN, RODRIGUEZ Jr, APPARAT or even DEPECHE MODE, Dadou decides to try himself at deejaying in late 2012. A few month later, he won OVERdrive DJ Contest and gets the chance to produce himself in a big venue like INOX ELECTRONIC CLUB and shares the decks with SEUIL and OVERdrive resident djs. The feeling was so good that he was invited to join OVERdrive DJ Crew as well as a volunteer of the team. Dadou had the chance to play in clubs like Le coup d'Etat (Tlse), Kost After Club ( Tlse ) , Beaucoup Bar ( Tlse) , INOX CLUB ( Tlse) , TERRAZZA ( Tlse ) and The famous Rachdingue ( Spain ) for his 45th Birthday . He played alongside artists like Rodriguez Junior , Roberto Capuano , Gabriel D'or & Bordoy , FLEX , Vincenzo .. His Vision of music oscillates between Techno , Progressive & Melodic universe with Captivating strings , mystic atmospheres , strong and groovy rythms .
MICROQLIMA / LE CABANON Toulouse (FR)
Tech House - House
During the lifetime of the Qosmiet Union the details of their space program were kept completely secret. The real identities of their sound and spaceqraft engineers were never revealed in their lifetimes.
Techsoul Records / Electrica Recordings / Kote Records// Plovdiv (BUL)
Adult Only / Catwash Records / Robsoul / Bass Culture / Freakn'Chic / Paris (FR)
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.
Just Jack // Paris (FR)
Phobiq recordings // Napoli (ITA)
Sasha Carassi is one of those artists who exudes the air of a seasoned veteran, but this is not just because of the years he has been making noise in the industry; it's his unparalleled skill and work ethic that places him in such a revered position.
2010 was a seminal year for Sasha, as he managed to rise above the flux of producers hailing from his native Napoli. By leaving his mark on labels such as Drumcode, Harthouse, Sleaze, Weave and many others, he established himself firmly in the world of serious Techno which nods slyly to the dark side.
All of this well-deserved hype brought on remixes and collaborations with the most important world techno artists who, along with Sasha, lead the way in this scene.
Sasha Carassi's plan could not be complete without his Techno love-children, Globox Recordings and Phobiq Recordings. Artists such as Jerome Sydenham,The Advent & Industrialyzer,Secret Cinema,Slam,Samuel L Session,Mikael Jonasson, Space Djz, Matador and a slew of talented producers pushing the Techno envelope have all graced the labels over the past few years.
No stranger to the road, Sasha has been a staple in major festivals and prestigious clubs worldwide, with the added bonus that you can catch him showing off his skills on the decks with actual vinyl, since he himself has been an avid collector since the late 80s.