Moon Harbour / MHR067
Almost a year on from his well-received Crazy EP on Moon Harbour, Philip Bader is back with his third outing on the label. This time he offers up Edge of Space, which features three new tracks that prove the producer of ten years experience is still somehow improving with every release. The title track 'Edge of Space' opens the account with an immediately dancey track that is rooted in deep, looping drums. A nimble and supple bassline props the whole thing up as icy hi hats cut through the groove and vocal stabs yelp out at funk inducing intervals. Subtle drum fills bring tension but the swinging groove is never far away and will ensure dancefloors stay locked on from start to finish as that vocal and bassline continue to wrap around each other in inciting ways. On the flip side of this essential vinyl release is 'Still Rise', a collaboration with Highgrade regular and venerated tech talent Daniel Dreier. This one is more fractured and trippy thanks to the squiggling synth line that scurries about in techy drums and silvery percussion. Probing bass surges come in from below and filtered vocals rain down from above and bring with them a sense of late night freakiness. Finally, 'Houserism' gets dark and devilish thanks to the howling, shadowy bassline that runs underneath the whole thing. The atmosphere is one from deep outer space and very real tension builds throughout, keeping you engaged both with head and heel. Once again this is crisp, expertly produced dancing music from Philip Bader that tells a slightly different story with each track. Everyone is as compelling as the next, though, and as such you are sure to be happy to get lost in them on the right dancefloors in the coming months.
HANFRY MARTINEZ / DAN GHENACIA
La Vie En Rose / LVR11
Fresh from previous releases on Get Physical Music and Unike Muzik. La Vie En Roses eleventh release is courtesy of Hanfry Martinez. The eHasta Luego Primo EP is his sophomore release for the label and it features as a strong benchmark displaying Martinezs penchant for the underground electronic music scene, supplying us with a style that glides somewhere between the cornerstones of house and techno. The release begins in a deceptively playful fashion with its title track eHasta Luego Primo. As subtle percussion sweeps the mix into a flurry of refined melodic rhythms. The track begins to gradually feel its way into the cinematic and unnerving vocal sample. Next up we have a remix from Dan Ghenacia who spent the majority of 2013 smashing it as part of the French trio Apollonia. Ghenaicas remix is a different kind of animal to the original, using its key elements to form a rich dense cover over a bed frenzied percussion. The remix re-tailors the foundations of the track and cements its roots firmly on the dance floor. As a second original offering to the release Martinez closes the EP with eMi Pichi. An energetic bass driven affair that Favours an off-set vocal arrangement against a series of rhythmical patterns that tie this cinematic cut together paying tribute to the hypnotic groove thates kept throughout.
FEDERICO LOCCHI / DAVID KENO / FREAKME / DENIS HORVAT
Noir Music / NMW048
This year we have 2 brand new series on Noir Music. You already know the RMX series from the previous release. This one is called TRX and what you see is what you get. These are 4 tracks aimed for the dancefloors around the globe and volume one in the series serves a dish of 4 melodic groovers. The tracks have been carefully picked out, dancefloor tested and put together to make a complete, well rounded and high quality package.
Cadenza lab / CAL020
Promising Frankfurt producer, Bassel Heider, releases his debut EP this March on Cadenza Lab. The Danse Macabre EP features four classy cuts from Bassel, all highly detailed yet subtle tracks, designed for the more discerning dancefloor. Lead track Danse Macabre is typical of Bassels sound approach, an understated and moody groove underpins the dark funk and shuffling percussion, its vocal sample persistent and hypnotizing Trans has jazzy undertones to its discordant arrangement, but stays decidedly brooding and melody free, its sticky, mechanical drum workout and dense production sounding quite other-worldly. Four Varieties shares much in common with the early Cadenza sound, a real experimentation of samples and intricate drum patterns creating a superb mood piece, whilst the closing track Ambience A provides some nice ethereal moments with its lazy and jazzy keys and big sweeping pads. Lovely stuff. A highly accomplished debut from Bassel, and were sure to hear much more from him in the near future.
STEFAN MINT / SASSE
Dantze / DTZ043BP
Stefan Mint is giving his debut on dantze with two outstanding tech House and Deep House tunes. This constant groove and the random crazy melodies bring you the right feeling to freak out on the dancefloor. Sasse shows up with his definition of a deep groover.
Teknologik / Rebellion // Lyon (FR)
Enki arrived from space in France on the 21 january 1986
He is considerate as the master of wisdom, arts and techniques including magic and exorcism.
After have cloned humans, he decided to stay on Earth to learn living like them. Thus human feelings started growing in him, the good, the bad, the joy and sadness.
He ended up to mix each of thoses into one.
He decided to make electronic music ( Alien house and Cosmic Techno).
He loves dancing naked under the full moon
He spent his scolarity in a vinyl shop, learning deejaying, listening to electro, techno, house, experimental, hip hop...
Music provides him strong feelings , he wanted to experimented more, so he comes to producing his own music.
Influenced by ancient civilizations and all the untold stories of life,
his music is a reflect of a strange and mystical universal connection, and always magical.
Enki's mission is to make all his space brothers to get connected to waves and magnetic frequencies of the music.
The first EP came out on REBELLION ( Crosstown Rebels )
Early 2012, he joined the label TEKNOLOGIK as DJ and Producer.
Dirt Crew Recordings // Bournemouth (UK)
Bournemouth based DJ/Producer Charlie Banks, an emerging talent on the House music scene. Tipped for big things by a number of recognised artists and at the age of only 18 years old, Charlie has already made a great start in his career.
Charlie started off as a bedroom DJ at the age of just 15, where he found a passion for Electronic Music. After hours of practice Charlie began picking up local sets at nights on the South Coast. He then got stuck into production and in the summer of 2011 produced his debut EP which went on to get signed to the Berlin based House label Dirt Crew Recordings.
The EP then went on to be released in January 2012 with two superb remixes from Bristol based artists Lukas and Christophe. The EP quickly became a huge success reaching 2nd in the What People Play Chart, 13th in the Juno Deep House Chart and best of all Select a Target, Passing Walls and the Lukas Remix of Saying What all reaching the top 35 in the Electronica Chart on Beatport.
With forthcoming releases on Hypercolour and remixes for the likes of Wildkats on New York based label Stranjjur and Jet Project on Extended Play, the future is looking very bright for Charlie.
OVERdrive / Scander Records // Toulouse (FR)
Coming from different worlds, but sharing the same taste for electronic music, LUCA BARIANI (Scander Records / OVERdrive) and KILLIAN BARTOK (Scander Records) team up in 2013 and produce several "tracks" including "SOUL OF STONE" released on "Scander Records" and "LITHIUM 5" released on "Formidable Records." Their influences navigate between deep house and techno. Several dates keep coming, giving them the opportunity to play with artists such as Joseph Capriati, Julian Jeweil, Traumer, Cosmic Boys and many others.
Moon Harbour Recording - Leipzig (DE)
als mitbegründer und resident-dj der leipziger distillery zählt markus welby nach nunmehr 17 Jahren zu den
szene-aktivisten der ersten Stunde. seine seit 1993 bestehende agentur a:o:l-agency (mittlerweile piruu-
booking) zählt zu den wichtigsten in mitteldeutschland.
mit seiner deepen bis tighten electronic-mischung, ohne berührungsängste mit anderen styles, gibt es bei
ihm fast keine genre-grenzen. geine stundenlangen sets bis in den morgen sind berühmt-berüchtigt.
ohne eine einzige plattenveröffentlichung, wird er seit mehr als einem Jahrzehnt regelmäßig gebucht. sein
seit über acht jahren alljährlich zelebriertes Event „Klub Royal“ - anlässlich seines geburtstages - zählt
mittlerweile mit 1000-1500 besuchern zu den größten indoor-veranstaltungen ostdeutschlands.
bei den größten open-air-festivals, wie dem melt!-open air in ferropolis, sonne mond sterne an der
bleilochtalsperre, summer of spirit in niedergörsdorf, oder den tdk – sputnik turntable days gehört er fast
schon zum programm. schon beim ersten melt! open air stand marcus an den turntables, beim sonne mond
sterne ist er seit 1999 permanent vertreten. auch beim weltweit wichtigsten festival – dem sonar-festival in
barcelona/spanien konnte man marcus welby bereits spielen sehen.
• moonharbour.com/booking • get in contact with christina • email@example.com
Youth Invasion - Bucharest (RO)
One of the most prominent rising talents in the hotbed of electronic music that is Romania, Derek is the 17 year old secret weapon recently signed to the new Youth Invasion Muzik agency and record label collective, who is already set on a course for great heights. An impassioned electronic music aficionado all his life, he was DJing as a young teenager and absorbing styles and sounds that have lead to his own undefinable and genre-crossing blend of DJing and music production, citing Ricardo Villalobos, [ar:pia:r] ,Cassy and Zip as key influences.
A regular at gigs across his native Romania and especially in his hometown of Bucharest, Derek made successful initial steps to his international DJ career in 2011 by taking gigs at Underground and radio time with Ibiza Global Radio, before most notably experiencing DC10 as guest DJ for Tania Vulcano's heralded Pandemonium event. Always busy in the studio, bombs are being prepared as we speak. Get Ready!!
Reno was born in 1973 in France. Grown up to experimental jazz sounds and rock culture at the tender age of 7 years, thanks to his highly passionated father, Reno soon infiltrated ecletic music genres hip-hop, reggae,new wave etc... and then discovered something that would change his life: TECHNO music!
Inspiration came along with strong influence Miloch, pioneer of the Electro scene in France.
In 1993, since he truly got involved in that movement, Reno decided to found his own association to promote Techno music and quickly started organizing epic parties and after-parties with well-known artists such as Laurent Garnier and Manu Le Malin. Meanwhile, Reno launched his career as a Dj, buying tons of vinyl records and selling his beloved drums to get a rhythm box and fired up producing.
Late 90's, he created the label Plak with Geneva born Dj Chaton while beginning the SAE sound engineering school. At the same time, Reno got resident at the Griffin's in Geneva and frequently playe in places in Annecy and in the south of France (Dune, La Villa Rouge), where he planned to settle for a while.
Appealed by a new professional perspective, he set up a pub in 2008 and hosted local Dj's. Then in 2010, Reno got back on tracks and contributed to numerous musical projects with local artists and friends. In Spring 2011, Reno established himself as resident of the Ruby's club, often regarded as Annecy's hottest venue in the electro scene for programming artists such as Gilles Peterson, Nina Kraviz, Oxia, Danny daze, Lee Van Dowsky, Mendo ..
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.
Melizma / Cigarra Fm // Santiago De Chile
Searching for sound connection between deepness and movement, Trabko was destined to share its influence with the audience. This movement appears along with guitars and sound effects from the 1990s and its evolution towards the giant leap into the world of noise, vibrations, frequencies...
Now after 10 years of playing records and nurturing his style with the electronic music under the wing of Cigarra.fm Trabko has had the opportunity to present his music in the best national clubs, leading him to travel throughout South America and Europe, playing with various artists from around the world. Currently, he is working on his own project entitled ¨Cosmovision¨ MELI -WITRAN which aims to give body and its own sound, developed through all of his Musical knowledge and experiences, mixed with all the mysticism and wisdom of the organic nature of his motherland, Chile.
Moroko Loko / Thank God // Paris (MRC)
Born in Morocco, Amnaye arrived in Paris in 1999.
Thanks to his sound-engineer qualifications, he sound-checks for some of the best djs at the Respect parties. To name a few...
David Mancuso, Kerri Chandler, Danny Krivit, Joe Clausell.
At the same time, Amnaye works on his producer skills, and sees his efforts rewarded when he meets Franck Roger & Lionel
The team of the brand new House Music label: "Real Tone Records", who offer to release his very first EP on vinyl along with
Franck and Alix Alvarez: "Collection of Moods".
This first record opens up new horizons for him, especially with the collective release "Secret Weapons EP" on the german label
He also did a critically acclaimed remix for Lanoiraude, released on Dialect Recordings. In 2008, he released a remix of DJ
Gregory's Traffic on Defected Records. In 2005, he met Sylvie Chateigner and became the resident for the THANX GOD I'M A
V.I.P parties at Chez Maxim's. Their collaboration gave birth to the project of T.G.V Vintage shop in 2008.
After 2 years of hard working the shop became a successful project and allows Amnaye to build is own studio to craft his tracks.
Since a few months is start working again on new material, so stay tune...
OVERdrive // Toulouse (FR)
Born in Toulouse, Master'Panda is fascinated by music since his childhood.
He gets his first turntable when he was sixteen, he wont leave them untill then.
Starting as a universal dj, he turns towards electronic music and gets more and more into techno influenced by artists like The Advent, Industrialyser, Lutzenkirchen...
His gigs goes to Rachdingue (vilajuiga) , Kingdom club (Sion), Pink flower (Toulouse)...
Now he's resident dj at Rex After (Toulouse) and he joins very recently the OVERdrive Events dj crew.
Master Panda is trying himself to produce his own tracks tint with strong techno and a groovy rhythmic.
F.H.D recordings // Paris (FR)
ULTIMATE BREAKERS is a French tech-house duo, owner of F.H.D recordings. It's not just about deejaying but delivering a full Live-produced experience. A lot of Festivals and night clubs around the world have already witnessed Ultimate Breakers Live energy, such as H2O (Belgium), Pepe'sBodega (Sweden), Sala Pagoa (Spain), Batofar (Paris), 4 Elements (Paris), Madero club (Mexico), Wax (Belgium), ADE (Amsterdam), etc...
Since December 2011, the duo started to release music on several labels like Blend It records, Bonzai records, Bonzai Baziks, Greenslash records, Off the records, Hermine Records, Sounds of Earth.. A few remixes for Charles Schillings, Vazik, Marcelo Cura, Wehbba, Juan Pacifico also helped promoting the vibrating Ultimate Breakers style.
With their love for rolling basses, catchy percussions and fat grooves, Ultimate Breakers is getting high among the international tech-house scene....
FRAGIL // PARIS (FR)
Clayton started djing in 1999 in the west of France and was at the beginning influenced by artist like : Moodyman, Dj sneak, D.carter and all the chigago House vibe.
He was playing at the time with djs like Paco, Mateo, Julien plasir de france, Djul'z, Paolo Driver, Kojak...
He moved then to Nantes where he got his first residency in the Castel club for the « manimal » parties he organized playing alongside djs as Jerome Pacman, Dan ghenacia, Raphael...
Clayton has now been living in Paris for a few years where he is a really respected Dj. He played there in great places such as Rex Club (Hello), Twisted Party, Nouveau Casino (Missive Party), Java (BIM), Concorde Altantique (Terrassa), Cocobeach, Villette enchantée, Malibu alongside some of the best french and international djs.
Clayton is also an active member of the fragil family and has played in nearly all the crazy parties they organize in the west of France.
From nu disco to techno…Clayton is a genius to mix oldschool forgotten tracks with fresh news !! The guy has an incredible groove and knows his subject perfectly. You will love it.
Play alongside : Lerosa, Gerd, Andrade, Grego G, Small, Victor Pertoi, Tiboz, Hak, Fanny Twin, Oleg poliakov, P.O , Lamache, Roman Noriega, Childerik , Nox , Marcellocura, Alex et laettia Katapult, Varoslav , Dario Zenker, Inland knight , Timid Boy , Ce line, Kalich , Aquarell, Jerome pacman , Yakine, Jeremy underground, Quarin, Mark Hening, Pepperpot, Anthony Collins....