ARNO GONZALEZ / CAMILLE RODRIGUEZ / TIMID BOY
Timid Records / TIMID52
After a first LP supported by various artists such as Rone, Rodriguez JR, Ark, Electric Rescue, Morpheus or Laurent Garnier, Timid Records is proud to announce Arno Gonzalez's second album: « The Delivery Boy ». More personal (no featuring this time) and more direct in the producing processus, Arno tells us pieces of his own story: a come back from a gig in Brest (Back From Vauban), a crazy sunday afternoon (Domingo Dance), a trip to Japan (Kimura), a train ride to Charles De Gaule Airport (Angers/CDG),he also recalls with a dose of sorrow the cycle effects of buzz and mode in music (Less Was More), the old time Techno (The Break), noisy and synthetic Funk (The Message) or the crazy run of a delivery boy (The Delivery Boy) which will be soon clipped by the motion designer Smoh.
The most surprising thing after a first listening is the work on the texture and vibes which give consistency to the whole album sailing between electronica, inspired techno and house grooves.
Finally, Camille Rodriguez and Damien « Timid Boy » Almira give us 2 stylish and efficient remixes which will find, for sure, the path to best djs turntables.
Enjoy your meal !
Plaisir records / PLA002
The Adventure continues for Plaisir Records with his 2nd Release made by Ali Moghrani with a remix from Faster!
Here, you're going to get into a twisted club atmosphere where basslines will catch you forever. Vertige' will raise your feelings and make you go between melancholia and full energy at the same time, with the coexistence of violins, round bass and disconstructed voice. Inconnue' will bring sun into your mind and your smile will instinctively appear, synth is growing slowly between the beats to get as high as possible.
Vertige Faster remix' makes you enter directly in its sweaty mental mood from beginning to end with its voices manipulation and its acid component that makes your mind disconnect from reality.
Diynamic / Cadenza / Visionquest // Lleida (ES)
UNER is one of the most important names of the new generation of Spanish electronic music producers. His musical training allowed him to develop at a very early age a different dance music concept, based on the pleasure for harmony and the search for a unique, personal sound. This has lead him to edit for labels like Diynamic (where he's an active member and has edited some of his most celebrated works, "Raw Sweat" and "Bassboot", one of the most RA Top Charted Tracks in 201 1 ), Cadenza (making his debut on the label with "Pallene" and "Cocoua", most-hyped UNER's tracks ever), 2020 Vision, Get Physical, Defected or CR2 to mention a few. UNER has earned the respect of the music industry with talent and work: names like Luciano, Carl Cox or Laurent Garnier play his music on a regular basis; clubs like Berlin's Watergate or Space Ibiza book him oftenly and his number of fans increases by the day; all of this because of what he does best, his music.
Apart from traveling around the world as a Dj, in 2011 UNER presented his live gigs, an audiovisual concept in which he uses state-of-the-art software and hardware (from iPads to mini midi keyboards) to explore his most solid, personal side. The artistic expansion of the Catalonian producer will go on during the following months with the creation of several artist albums where he'll express his way of understanding electronic music from a musical point of view and from the center of the dancefloor. UNER's bound to reach higher tops with the only limit of his music... so there's still loads to see, listen and dance.
UNER es uno de los principales nombres de la nueva generación de productores españoles de música electrónica. Su formación musical le permitió, desde muy joven, desarrollar un concepto de música de baile diferente, en el que predomina el gusto por las armonías y la búsqueda de un sonido especial y personal. Eso le ha llevado a editar por sellos como Diynamic -del que forma parte activamente y donde ha editado sus trabajos más exitosos hasta la fecha, "Raw Sweat" y "Bassboot", uno de los tracks más charteado en Resident Advisor durante el 201 2-, Cadenza (haciendo su debut con "Pallene" y "Cocoua", dos de sus tracks que más expectación han tenido nunca), 2020 Vision, Get Physical, Defected o CR2 por nombrar algunos. UNER ha sabido ganarse el respeto de la industria musical a base de talento y trabajo: nombres como Laurent Garnier, Carl Cox o Luciano pinchan de forma habitual su música; clubes como el Watergate berlinés o Space Ibiza son habituales en su agenda de actuaciones y su numero de fans aumenta día tras día; todo ello gracias a lo mejor que sabe hacer, su música.
Además de recorrer medio planeta como Dj, en 2011 UNER estrenó sus actuaciones en formato live, un concepto audiovisual en el que emplea el sofware y hardware más innovador (desde iPads a mini teclados midi) para explorar su lado más personal y contundente. La expansión artística del catalán continuará en los próximos meses con la creación de varios álbumes de artista en el que expresará su modo de ver la música electrónica, desde un punto de vista musical y desde el centro de la pista de baile. UNER no ha tocado techo aún y el límite lo pone su música, por lo que aún nos queda mucho por ver, escuchar y bailar.
Beretta Grey // Detroit (US)
Seth Yender may have taken his time getting here, but that, in a world of increasingly
disposable music and instant djs, is a good thing.
Growing up around Detroit, cutting his teeth on the legendary dj heroes such as
Richie Hawtin, Moodyman, Carl Craig, and Stacey Pullen and clubs such as Motor,
he watched, listened and honed his craft. Now, after studying musical theory,
production and a host of genres, he’s ready to unleash his own sound, which can best
be described as organic, eclectic, obviously inspired by the history of Detroit and,
most importantly, made for the long haul.
“I feel that it’s important to stick to what you believe in. It’s not about what the next
trendy sound is or the style is out there. When I DJ, I play records that I feel will be
played again in 10 years, and I bring that same attitude to the studio. I’m not into
making music just for this month’s Beatport Charts. Instead, I want to make music
that feels classic, and is classic.”?
Figure / Deeply Rooted / Tresor // Paris (Fr)
French newcomer Roman Poncet makes is debut on figure
Construct Re-Form / Ars Mechanica / Syncrophone / Deeply Rooted House // Paris (FR)
Zadig gets into the rave scene in the 90s. He makes his place rapidly into this growing community and stands out as an unavoidable figure of the Norman scene. But five years of mixing Indus, Hardcore or Acid music finally gave him an oppressive sense of being closed in. Moreover, he no longer identifies with this environment and decides to turn to Techno, a much more basic but also wider style of music. Highly influenced by Jeff Mills, Joey Beltram, Surgeon or the labels Synewave, Lost or Tresor, Sylvain is at a turning point in his career. He then moves to Paris and holds various odd jobs.
It is by working at Matos DJ Store , the famous Bastille music store that he meets Mathieu Berthet an independent sound engineer, a record distributor and an expert in electronic music. This encounter turns into a friendship and Zadig regains interest in creating music. He then takes a risk, gets into debt and creates his own home studio with a Juno 106 synthesizer, the TR-808 and TR-909 Rhythm Composers etc…
Mathieu Berthet also enables him to be introduced to the label Plastic Rec for the release of his first Detroit-oriented single ‘‘Vision’’. Zadig makes a distribution deal with Syncrophone. That’s the beginning of a nice story with the Record store which releases Dark Nebula in 2010. This record is considered as his first important step in terms of production and enables him to sign with Sino (Technasia’s label). The maxi P.8 takes his career to a new level by offering him international visibilty.
Meanwhile, he makes friends with major figures of the Techno and House Parisian music scene such as John Thomas and Dj Deep Didier Allyne. This is in fact with the latter’s label, Deeply Rooted House, that he has just signed his latest maxi ‘’TTRXL’’.
Thanks to these encounters and the experience he has gained, Zadig then starts Construct Re-Form, a label on a human scale which was initially created to release his own productions. In 2010, he collaborates with S3A and is playlisted by Marcel Dettman on Friendship Connection (Paname Recordz). This significant success had given him a solid basis to develop his own label.
Construct Re-Form almost immediately welcomes 3 talented DJs known as Antigone, Voiski and Birth of Frequency. Zadig then becomes an astute label manager who provides technical advice and, perhaps most importantly, human support to his three protégés. Considering the recent results of the label and its growing recognition, this formula works wonders.
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.
Victor Petroï is one of the newcomers of house from Paris. Playing deep and raw house, he's all about sharing feelings during his sets.
Colombian born and raised, moved to the U.S at thirteen years old with a passion for metal, hardcore and many other “rock” underground sub-genres with an edge. Although, there was always a twist, a love for the night life, a deep appreciation for a good party, feelings that were early introduced to him by his native city’s active club scene.
After a couple of years, Cardona started developing a natural love for electronic music. He attended his first festival and traveled to and from NY numerous times to feed his soul with his most desired type of electronic music. After hearing, experimenting and finding a music niche in Philadelphia, back in 2007 he sees the need to pick up his first pair of turntables.
In early 2011, Cardona along Safarii, Jus and Shino create familiaRise and decide to start bringing their take on music to the city of brotherly love with great appreciation from local crews and party goers. Since 2009 until now, his sound has been heard in many of Philly’s venues, mostly after-hours, New York, Mexico, Colombia and Switzerland.
“Music is a tool, used right it can give you answers, comfort and simply better living.”
Get Physical // Berlin (GER)
After playing each others' records for years, Highgrade founder Tom Clark and Thoughtless Music boss Noah Pred finally joined forces in 2012. Since Noah's arrival in Berlin in 2011, he and Tom quickly found their groove in the studio and began producing as a ritual every Wednesday: detox day. Applying their combined 20 years of dance floor experience, the result is a deep and unique sound exemplified on their debut release for Get Physical, the Wild Kingdom EP - released 14 January 2013. With plenty more in store, they'll soon be bringing their infectious chemistry to the clubs with live and DJ sets in Berlin and beyond...
FRISKY RADIO - Buenos Aires ARGENTINE (ARG)
MARCELO VASAMI (FRISKY RADIO - ARG) His interest in electronic music dates back to his adolescence, mainly by listening to house music.