VOYAGE DIRECT : FIRST MISSION SAMPLER 1
Voyage Direct / VD 22LP1
Voyage Direct's message comes through loud and clear on the label's first compilation, a collection that takes in both unreleased tracks and a hand-picked selection of classics from the imprint's first five years..
TIM PARIS / ARTTU / SEX JUDAS / RICKY
Marketing Music / MKG23
big with: Matt Walsh, Jef K, Kolombo, Cosmo Vitelli, Joakim, Luke Solomun, Morpheus, Slam, Alexkid, Anthony Collins,... Meet Sex Judas (Sex to his mother). A sexual vigilante and underground musical entrepreneur working in tandem with his trusted sidekick Ricky since the dawn of time (or the death of Jesus). Myth has it that after the infamous >kiss<, Judas was damned to live on earth for eternity. He decided to make the best of it and delved head first into his true passion, music. Known as a motherfucker on the >Uggav< since his early teens, he emerged in the underground sounds of Judea and never looked back. Judas & Ricky state they are on a mission to play music that reflects the real life, in all its horny, absurd, joyous and yes sometimes evil ways…with emphasis on the bass of course! So what you now hold in your hands is the glorious first vinyl offering from Sex Judas and Ricky >Sex according to Judas< telling the story as it is, blending the old school sounds of Chicago with a modern day longing for bass and ass, with a steaming sex toy edit by Tim from Paris to go.
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.
Techsoul Records / System Recordings // Wroclaw (POL)
Melizma / Cocoon / Playhouse // Frankfurt (GER)
Julien Bracht is a rising star of Europe’s live electronic music scene. A talented producer and an extraordinary live act, Bracht first discovered rhythms at the age of six when he started playing drums. By 16, inspired by French electro artists like Daft Punk and Justice, Bracht began experimenting with music production and fully committed himself to music by studying audio engineering at Frankfurt’s SAE Institute.
Whilst in Frankfurt, Bracht fell in with the right crowd, and ended up becoming a part of the city’s burgeoning DJ and club scene. Soon after he was performing live at Frankfurt’s legendary Funky People parties, and by 2010, Bracht had released his first cut ‘My Pussy’ featuring Martyné.
A year later, Bracht dropped his first EP ‘Down Under’ on AMA Recordings, which featured a Damian Schwartz Remix. The EP was picked up by various big name DJs and was played all over the world.
Since then Bracht’s productions have slowly picked up momentum. Releases on respected labels like Playhouse, Cecille, and Raum…Musik has built him a growing fanbase which includes a large number of credible DJ supporters like Ricardo Villalobos, Luciano, Loco Dice, Matthias Tanzmann, Cassy, Arpiar, Reboot, Sascha Dive, Jay Haze, Nick Curly, Tobi Neumann, and many more.
In 2011 Bracht took a big step and developed his own unique live setup. The acoustic drum installation allows Bracht to use his drumming skills from his youth, and create a distinct atmosphere as he plays his own productions. Every performance is different. Whilst the roots of his live shows are his own tracks, Bracht improvises when it comes to the drums and percussion, and the result is a fluid, raw, and free-spirited approach to club music.
Realtone Records - Desolat - Planet E - Paris (FR)
It must be deliciously bewildering to get recognition from those who inspired you in the very beginning.
Get Physical / Catwash Records // Amsterdam (NL)
Known as an enfant terrible, a radiant light in every after hour and for his mercyless productions; Boris Werner is a thrillseeker of his generation.
The Amsterdam based badboy that speaks his mind and let’s this reflect in his music making.
Living weekend to weekend end-on-end and doing all kinds of musical escapades in between, this rockstar’s music got widely recognized in this international scene we call house music. And over the last years he has created quite a stir for himself.
2010 already marks his first decade of electronic music, turning his love for music into a hefty fulltime lifestyle.
It was over ten years ago that Boris got bitten by the house bug when friends first took him to now legendry Mazzo (RIP) in his hometown. And as the story goes for many alike: he got hooked.
Being asked to co-host the MONO events with longtime friends Lauhaus and Aron Friedman in 2002. Boris quickly became a regular in Amsterdam nightlife.
Never to shy away from any oppurtunity to have his say behind the decks, he has played more illegal raves then there are any. Cultivating him to the undisputed afterhour dj in his hometown.
Having played alongside countless of innovators and inspirators in clubs, parks and/or tunnels, Boris rose to the occasion time and time again. With surgical like precision pain stakingly selecting his records and setting the right partyvibe.
Flash forward to 2005; after alot of playing, partying and soulsearching this ruffian made his first steps into producing with partner in crime Lauhaus. They landed their first release in 2007 (Matchmaker / Legeres [Remote Area]) and things really started taking off. Their tracks got licensed for multiple mixcompilations and it defenitely wouldn’t be the last time.
Boris’ first solo EP would be a doublepack (No Day Like Monday EP) which sold out in a heartbeat. Remixes and cooperations followed on many acclaimed labels such as Moon Harbour, Supplement Facts, Rush Hour, Welcome to Masomenos , Soweso and many others.
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.
Catwash Records / Moon Harbour // (ITA)
Although still barely into his twenties, Marco had the privilege of a
musical background in his family, allowing him to delve into
experiments with electronic music from such early times as playing his first gig
aged only 14 in his hometown of Lucca, Italy.
Almost 10 years later Marco is working hard to present his sound on the international music scene, with scores of releases included his 2010 HIT Ep 'STRANGE NEIGHBORS' on Moon Harbour, his solo EPs 'WANT LIFE TIME' and 'HARD TIME TO TRAVEL", creating a real stir and were featured on playlists of top DJ's everywhere.
Along with further releases on labels like Get Physical Music, Sci+Tec,Truesoul, Cècille, All Inn, Break New Soil, Four:Twenty, Catwash and for his own label Etruria Beat run together with his partner Luca Agnelli, it seems that Marco will be fast developing an enviable discography for such a young artist in the scene.
During the years, step by step, his passion, charisma and determination
led him to playing in some of the best italian and international clubs,
like Panorama Bar (Berlin), Cocoon club (Frankfurt), Tenax (Florence),
Cafè D'anvers (Antwerp), Vanilla Ninja (Moscow), Egg (London),
Woodstock 69 (Bloemendaal), Guendalina (Lecce), The Wood (Bruxelles),
Magazzini Generali (Milan), Bloc (Barcelona), Terminal (Birmingham),
Grelleforelle (Wien), Electricpickle (Miami), Sankeys (Ibiza) and some
Festivals like Barrakud (Croatia), Extrema Outdoor (Belgium), Day One
festival (Spain), Electrosonic (Spain), East Ender (Spain),
Zomerkriebels (Belgium), Ade (Amsterdam), Klubbers Day (Spain), 3 Gram
(Holland), Sunrise (Belgium) and many more.
The year ahead looks bright for his career, with an already demanding
Album World Tour schedule all over Europe and the Americas, and further
upcoming releases on many important labels, like for example, his "Jambo
Ep" on DESOLAT, confirming his undeniably talent.
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...
Catwash / Paul's Boutique / Viva Music / Play It Down // Catania (ITA)
Luca has been galvanised by the house music scene since the early 90's as well as a DJ since that time. His name has circulated around the island house scene for over 10 years so Luca belongs to the artists’ generation who gives the best contribution to the italian club culture in the early 90 and makes Catania, his hometown, the major centre in Sicily.
Turning his hand to a variety of styles while still maintaining a strong signature sound, Luca has created an admired musical identity and a loyal global following.
House, techno, funk and deep define his background, which then pours into his sets, which cannot be labeled in any one style of music, demonstrating that Luca is a versatile and ecletic artist, those who have a different story to tell, from time to time.
He’s a very talented artist, able to rig in any situation.
His performances are really great shows, that always manage to surprise his audience. People often come under the console imploring him to play another tune. Nobody wants to go back home when he plays.
Between 2007 and 2009 Luca edited a radio program, Electronic Pleasure, in the famous 'Succo d'House' on Radio SIS. He is writing for DJ Mag Italy also.
But his first love is playing records.
Since 1999 he is a resident of AFC (Atmosphere). AFC has hosted the best international djs for years, at whose side Luca has regularly played and exchanged ideas and music. At one of these parties he met Larsen. A perfect union, born almost as a game in 2004, after a b2b improvised at the Taitù, cult and underground club of the Sicilian house scene in those years. The unexpected feeling lead them to go steady, both in djing then in the producing music. Together with his half, Luca realesed in 2007 "A18/Deviazioni" for the Ocean Dark, a debut that brought a breath of fresh air to the music scene that year.
Paolo Martini immediately recognized his talent, so decided to recruit him in the Ocean Dark, for which they produced "The Dark Side Of The Rhum" in 2008 and "Dirty thingz" in 2009. Luca gained the European scene and world record with several releases and remixes for Off, Tenax Recordings, Paul’s Boutique, Zoo:Technique , Niveous supported by djs like Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox, Pete Tong, Josh Wink, Dj Sneak, Reboot, Karotte, Joris Voorn, Jamie Jones, Tania Vulcano, Federico Molinari, Markus Fix, Robert Dietz, Lauhaus, Technasia and many more.
Luca stands out among the artists of national and international house scene, with dj sets @ Weekend, Tresor (Berlin), Zoo Project (Ibiza), Echoes (Riccione), Tenax (Florence), Magazzini Generali (Milan), Kudos (Mamaia-RO), Culture Box (Copenaghen), Flex (Wien), The End, The Egg and Aquarium (London), Sensi Bar (Chisinau-MD), Spazio 900 (Rome), Alter Ego (Verona).
Since 2010, with Paolo Martini, he’s also one of the minds of Paul's Boutique, in the role of A&R and label manager, as well as a producer. His remix of "It's You",and tracks like "Oh Set Me Free", "I'll House U", "Mediterraneano" , “Dreams Come True” and “Don’t Stop” are among the most supported and sold tracks of the entire Paul's Boutique’ catalog.
At the beginning of 2012 Luca started working in the studio with the young and talented Allen, with whom he will sign releases for labels such as Viva Music LTD, Paul's Boutique, Zoo: Technique and Catwash Records.
Another collaboration is to be counted with the Berliner David Keno, first with a remix for Marlon Hoffstadt on Keno Records, then with the track "Everybody Rock" to be released on Jesse Rose & Oliver $' Play It Down, due out in 2014.
Another point to note is the track "Supaground" produced by the Romanian Escapism Musique entry and remained in the Top 100 Beatport House for several weeks and considered one of the best tracks of 2012 by Roger Sanchez.
Osmosis Audio / Tip Tap Records / Showreel Records // Ibiza (ES)