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...
STILL VOR TALENT - GET PHYSICAL - COSMO REC - Berlin ALLEMAGNE (DE)
PHILIP BADER (STILL VOR TALENT / GET PHYSICAL - DE) Philip Bader is a native berliner. In 1998 he started spinning for an ever growing audience and nowadays berlin techno scene wouldnt be complete without him.
Lola Ed / DC10 // Paris (FR)
Dyed Soundorom had an unusual entrée into dance music. The owner of infamous Paris nightspot Les Bain Douches spotted something in the hyper, perma-smiling party kid and approached him with a request: “he wanted me to put on a party with an underground sound,” says Dyed with a grin. And that is what he has been doing ever since – as a promoter, DJ and especially as a gifted producer.
Dyed is as adept at juggling beats as he was dribbling basketballs, and he approaches every club with the verve and energy of an athlete rushing into competition. From the cutting edge dancefloors of Batofar and the Rex Club in Paris, his DJ career has gone global. In recent months Dyed has racked up an eye-watering number of air-miles and brought his deft touch to the hottest parties on the planet, including Berlin’s Panoramabar, to Womb in Tokyo, Fabric London, Louche in Leeds, Sankeys in Manchester, Studio 80 Amsterdam, Goa in Roma, NYC Blk market and Ushuaia beach, the most talked-about party of Ibiza 2009, and the best was to come in 2010 summer season when Dyed Soundorom has been named resident of the glorious Circoloco @ DC10, Ibiza, and just rocked it every Mondays ! What he brings to every club is a winning mix of style and enthusiasm. He oozes cool but Dyed never makes the mistake of taking himself seriously. His only priority is to keep the party rocking.
Dyed discovered the power of pure entertainment as a kid listening to Michael Jackson’s Thriller and, like a great pop star, he understands that giving people what they want doesn’t mean compromising on quality. The past two years have seen Dyed devote himself increasingly to production with impressive results. Freak n’ Chic label boss Dan Ghenacia, a close friend, spotted Dyed’s talent immediately, encouraging him to do remixes for FnC’s first label compilation ‘Rendez Vous 01’. Since then Dyed has released 12”s and EPs on labels including Spectral Sound, Freak n’Chic, Crosstown Rebels, Adult Only, Supplement Facts, Safari electronique and Tsuba Records, and added his remix skills to projects including Maya Jane coles ‘What They Say’ rework, wolf+Lamb Love someone ‘s long format, Franck Roger’s Love call remixes EP, ‘Eyelights’ compilation and the ‘Tsuba Remixes Vol 3’ compilation along with Pier Bucci, Daniel Stefanik and D’Julz..
Given his deep roots in the electronic music scene it is hardly surprising Dyed’s career is blooming. If anything the mischievous twinkle in his eye that led to his first gig as a promoter in Paris is brighter than ever, and his irrepressible urge to be at the heart of the party is just as strong. With an ever-broadening network of clubs and labels clamouring for his music there is hardly a corner of the world left that is immune to the charms of Dyed Soundorom’s underground sound.
Uberbeat / Supermature Records // (ES)
Most notably renowned as one half of successful DJ and production duo Amelie, 2010 has seen Claudia making huge waves in her own right, as a solo artist on the international underground music scene.
Claudia – who took up permanent residence in Ibiza in 2010 – has spent much of the year locked away in the studio, honing and fine-tuning her undeniably addictive sounds. Sexy, upfront and engaging house packed with solid grooves, standout melodies, and a true underground edge.
Her fluid and intriguing sets have resulted in a huge demand for Claudia to perform all around the world, from clandestine underground parties to the world’s best clubs. Standout gigs include the Miami WMC, San Juan Festival at Sonar, Germany’s Love Parade, Rooftop Moscow, Vertigo in Costa Rica, D-Edge in Brazil, Mamitas Beach Club in Playa del Carmen, Gotica in Columbia and Pacha Ibiza.
Her mixing skills have enabled her to play along side luminaries like Steve Bug, Audiofly, Konrad Black, Damian Lazarus, Nick Curly and Robert Dietz and in September 2010 she became a resident for the infamous London party Excuse The Mess.
She’s come along way since her teenage years, back in her hometown of Durban, South Africa. At the tender age of 15, Claudia – who is also of Italian descent – was first introduced to house music through an older group of friends involved in the local music scene. Her keen passion for vinyl and mixing developed as She spent hours hanging around the DJ booth of her favourite club listening to UK and US house and she was heavily inspired by the infectious sound and attitude of the music.
In 2000, the 19-year old packed her bags for London and took her first steps on a dedicated musical career path, quickly scoring a string of residencies and guest slots across London, including clubs like The Cross, The End and numerous other east end parties such as Retox.
In 2006 Claudia crossed paths with DJ Sophie Oliver and embarked on a Music Production course at the SAE institute of London and further formed the duo known as Amelie.
Claudia soon found her feet as a producer and Amelie were signed to Audiofly’s Supernature Label with their first release in 2008, ‘Under the Radar’, a collaboration with Audiofly. With rave reviews, The girls went on to remix for fellow supernature artists Alex Niggeman, Fabbio Gianelli, Kabuto & Koji and released other remixes and ep’s on labels such as Uberbeat , 1trax and SK Supreme. Their latest release, Seal the Silence EP which came out on Supernature in mid March 2011.
Looking forward, Claudia is focusing on solo projects with her debut EP due to be released in on Supernature Records.
Dame Music - Berlin (DE)
Eyke was born in the North of Germany and spent his childhood and early teen years on creative pursuits (drawing, writing and singing), soaking in inspiration from the meadows and forests amongst the abundant flowers and wildlife. In his young adulthood, he changed his home base several times, including the USA for one year, before he found his way to Berlin, where the meadows were replaced by city streets and the flowers by whiskey.
Eyke started making his own piano-based music under the moniker My Stillborn Brother, which over time developed into a more electronic sound. He found it important, however, always to use the computer simply as a recording tool, never programming, always capturing the spontaneity of his artistic process.
Now, after developing an admiration for and friendship with Bloody Mary, Eyke is putting his voice into the new context of her gothic dancefloor sounds. His first song with Mary, 'Spinning Around' from her Arabesque EP, compares the feeling of love with dancing in the club, starting off with overwhelming emotions and excitement, but sometimes getting too heavy, like becoming disoriented amid the crowd and the flashing lights. 'Spinning Around' is just the first collaboration between Bloody Mary and Eyke and offers a hint of what's to come on her sophomore album due in 2011.
The Zoo Project / Novo Music / Novotek // Ibiza (ES)
Surrounded by the sounds of the sunburned city streets, Jonathan Tena cannot really remember the first vinyl he bought. He will however never forget the little ice cream parlour, where he as a kid, from midday until siesta, listened to techno with his friends. He only started buying records, to get closer to this intriguing sound, but as addiction grew, shortly he was playing all over Barcelona. The focus of Jonathan Tena is not closed, he likes a lot, from ambient, when playing at Café del Mar, up to underground house music and techno, at venues across Europe. He keeps the groove. Collecting vinyl for over a decade, as well as using digital interface, gives him infinite possibilities of choice. Based in wonderful Ibiza for tweleve years, he has shared his musical space in most of the respected clubs, also collaborating with the Carl Cox party in Space. It's however the Underground club, that he considers as his favorite- for the people, the sound and the true spirit of the island.
Teknologik // Windsor (CAN)
Ante Ujevic is a Tech House Producer and DJ born in 1991 in Windsor, Canada. His understanding and love for electronic music came at an early age. After discovering his father's cassette collection filled with the sounds of Jean Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream and Pink Floyd, he immediately connected with the raw emotion and beauty that was projected in the music.
This connection became even stronger when discovering the afterhours clubs in downtown Toronto. The atmosphere and energy of the people and music was beyond words. After these many years of inspiration, he has begun to produce his own music. He is constantly improving his sound and moving forward with one main goal in mind, to create music that will translate emotion and feeling to the dance floor.
Cecille Records / Nervous Records // Manchester (UK)
H2, a dj/producing duo from Manchester, are fast becoming one of the biggest upcoming acts in the UK today. Having recently been signed up by "Cecille Records" & "Nervous Records" H2's popularity is soaring with the masses....
"Firstyl signed to Popof's uber cool "Form", they establishing themselves on an international level for their upbeat, raw house and techno music. The boys formed their partnership back in 2003 & in that time have worked with some of the industries most respected artists. Having already notched up remixes for Popof & Julian Jeweil (both Cocoon), their work in the studio is getting the recognition they've been working towards for the last 8 years.
Former Sankeys residents and now the guys that run "Limbo, in their hometown", H2 are climbing their way to the top.
They've already gained huge support from the likes of Maceo Plex, Edu Imbernon, Anthea & Celler, M'In, Leon & many many more.
Chart success is fast becoming a regular occurrence for the UK based artists & their reputation on the dj circuit is fastly gaining them some well deserved accolades.
As summer resident at cool Ibiza lounge bar Kama Sushi - located on the white isle’s iconic San Antonio ‘sunset strip’ - Brydie perfected the art of the warm up. Playing the highly sought after ‘sunset session’ every night, she takes her listeners on a smooth journey from chillout to warmer house beats, disco-fuelled edits, indie dance and onto much deeper, darker night time/early hours grooves, drawing on her vast musical knowledge to suit the ever-changing crowds and atmosphere. Gracing the decks at island local hot spots Shardana, Grial, Lo Cura & Boutique Hostal Salinas in Ibiza, she has also played at Soho House in London this year. Brydie started her own party Connect in NYC last winter in Soho spinning once a week last winter. ?Immersed in Labels such as Wolf+Lamb, Wolf Music, Crosstown Rebels, & VisionQuest… You get a feel for where this girl likes to pick up her records. Citing such diverse artists like Nicolas Jaar, Clive Henry, Soul Clap and Nina Kraviz as her current peers and contemporaries. Brydie also draws inspiration from classic acts like Depeche Mode, Cyndi Lauper and Fleetwood Mac to name just a few. Weaving an 80's classic into contemporary electronic music seamlessly in most of her sets and mixes, vinyl/wax is a way of life. Whether its spending hours in a record shop or someone else's bag she has a defining passion and respect for the medium. This reflects in the way she plays records letting them play out, chunky, heavy-handed, long mixes in and out, her femininity and sexuality contrast this which makes her a visual and audio delight.?You’ll find Brydie playing records full of feeling, keeping it deep, soulful and yet always on-trend it's this organic DJ’s skill, reveling in the intimacy of small hot spot bars, back rooms, after hours and private parties where she can show off her diverse musical taste and genuine love of music.
GET PHYSICAL - Berlin (DE)
Javier Logares has had rhythm flowing through him since his early teens. Coming from an
instrumental background, his discipline, hard work and sheer talent have seen him go from strength to
strength in the four years he has been involved in dance music.
2010 has been no diferent, and has seen Javier turn up the notch yet again. Having honed his skills
with a string of successful releases and remixes, his next venture sees him stepping out from the dark
afterhours and into the limelight with his forthcoming release on Get Physical. “El Sueño Español”,
released 30 June 2010, is a three track EP that touches right on the pulse of the Get Physical sound
from the start.
Just Jack / Airdrop / Culprit / Acbal Music // Bristol (UK)
For some time now the combined forces of Mark Caramelli and Paul Hargreaves have been causing quite a stir under their guise, Death on the Balcony. Their style fuses a range of influences from Disco & Deep House through to House & Deep Techno depending on the time, space and environment. Years of dedicated musical passion and an appreciation of numerous genres have lead to their sound becoming perfected and receiving popularity across the board. Expect some surprises from the duo’s record bag packing an endless warmth & soul on their journey with you...
Death on the Balcony’s release schedule is continually active with DOTB releasing & remixing with the likes of Culprit LA, Pets Recordings, Silver Network, Illusion Recordings, Akbal Music, Airdrop, Hissy Fit & Join The Dots. Whether it’s disco inflected fuel or house rhythms, these eclectically deft producers will juxtapose anything they lay their hands upon, mixing the beat of the drum with the melodic buzz of a hazy brain.
As one of the UK’s finest up and coming acts Death on the Balcony will be delivering more productions, remixes and playing world wide gigs as their range of musicality continues to evolve and they deliver a unique, well-timed narrative of the best sounds around.
Mc Lane started djing in the early 2000s, spinning in some festivals in west of France.
Later, he moved to Paris and played in clubs like Queen Club, Le Studio, Le Garden Club, Club 6…
Between 2006 and 2009, he was resident for the Elengancia party in Toulouse, playing alongside great djs like Dirty South, Enzo Mori & Stephan Clark, Arno Cost, Norman Doray…
He made some appearances at Villa Garden and in after at Ibiza Club, both located in Toulouse.
Taking opportunities, he headlined events in Holland and Switzerland.
Mc Lane hosted some radioshows on webradios during the past 10 years and till now continues to play in Paris.
During his dj set, he delivers his own inspiring house style from minimal to techno and takes the crowd on a musical trip, sharing love and music.
His music projects, his impeccable taste, passion and his humility make it heartfelt and personal for his audience.
AAA / Fatbeatcrooner // La Rochelle FRANCE (FR)
Alber Paderski is one the DJs that has played a part in La Rochelle's
underground electronic scene for a long time. He doesn't follow any
trends, and doesn't restrict himself to any dictat ....mixing heavy
dancefloor techno, with pleasant minimal or hot House music. His only
goal is to make you discover the multiple hearing facets of electronic
music and of course to electrify yourself with happiness!
Some of the artists he's already played with :
Jeff23, Kraft, Beuns, Rafael Murillo, Myako, Elisa Do Brasil, Eyes Dolls, Dj Brian-T aka dj Squal, Dj Bebz, Itréma, Purdey, Miss Wet, Killing Zoe...