HAMZA / AUDIO UNITS / SPIRIT CATCHER / SATYA HINDUJA
Wind Horse Records / WHR022
With their backgrounds in mind, the meeting between Audio Units and Hamza is that of two Indian house heavy weights, if not royalty, and the results reflect this. Chez Guru gets its title from Ashriths nickname Guru and the french word for in the home of, basically a stamp for the place of the studio meeting. The vocals are also in French, which somehow always seems to lend an understated cool to any track, but when accompanied by slick productions such as these collaborators it becomes undeniably clear. The bass sounds are the foundation for Chez Guru, with two different levels responding to, and sometimes talking over, each other. The pads and key stabs are swirling, funky, and deep as ever except for wild, climatic moments perfectly paced throughout. Hand percussion finishes things off with a NY house style groove.
ALEX NIGGEMANN / QUANTUM ENTANGLEMENT / CHYMERA / LEE JONES
Aeon / AEON009
AEON009 is expertly crafted by AEON labelboss and veritable wunderkind of the multi-faceted anologue electronic, German DJ and producer Alex Niggemann. As a firm believer that a collection of music should unravel and develop like the plot of a good book, this EP is an apt offering from the German maestro, who has recently seen (and is still seeing) underground chart success with his release 'Materium' on Poker Flat, as the likes of Sven Vath, Tale of Us and Mano le Tough continue to drop it to revering masses across the globe. Following successful releases on Poker Flat, Compost Black Label and Last Night On Earth to name a few, 'Abaton' carries on his chameleonic success. The title track highlights Niggemann's affinity with texture and genre- defying sound, as he mixes ethereal chords with stark ashen synths for a truly goose bump- inducing musical experience. First on remix duty is the outfit Quantum Entanglement, comprised of Lee Jones and Fink, who provide a somewhat mellow interpretation, leading into a satisfying deeper progression. Irish producer Chymera evokes an eery landscape with his rework of the track, with the tentative sound of synths juxtaposed with murkier sonic trails and a tiptoeing bassline. Niggemann rounds off the EP with 'Tripping Minds' - a maze of rhythmic curlicues that dance around melancholic pads and descend over a bassline that truly packs a punch, causing the listener to yearn for a dancefloor, or reminisce on a past moment of musical clarity that can only come from the most prolific of music. The fifth track is a Beatport exclusive in the form of a Lee Jones remix. This collection of intelligent, almost lugubrious sonic expression is a fitting display of how far Alex Niggemann, and indeed his AEON label have come; catapulting you into a darker, more aggressive and impressive world of musical capability.
KEVIN OVER / TAPESH
Get physical Music / GPM283
After featuring a new version of the popular 'NY Drive' on Get Physical's 'Body Language Volume 15' compilation by DJ T., teuton duo Tapesh and Kevin Over are back on Get Physical Music by way of their fresh new 'Secret Handshake EP'. The release features three ice-cold tracks that ooze street cool, all the way from its eponymous opening, Secret Handshake, with its bubbling rhythms and long, sweet buildup, to Junior Street's soulful vocals set against a chill, heavy backdrop, and on to U Brother, closing it all with hypnotic broken beats. Sprinkled with vinyl-popping accents and a couple of vocal nods to our soulful musical forefathers, Tapesh and Kevin Over's 'Secret Handshake EP' maintains that same NY feel that brought them to Get Physical Music in the first place.
When someone like Marshall Jefferson speaks, you listen. And it’s definitely a compliment, what the House originator once told Zurich based DJ Eli Verveine: „You sound just like from my hood in Chicago.“. As flattering as such a notion is, and as rough and rumbling as her mixes can be, one would be hard-pressed to see Eli Verveine’s craft as a Windy City phenomenon.
Deejaying, it’s a mission. In the case of Eli Verveine, a long period of intense experimentation and self-discovery led to the sensitive, instinctive and insightful DJ she now is. Honing her skills at the legendary Dachkantine club or at her weekly radio show at Zurich’s Radio Lora, it was not before long that she garnered enthusiastic responses with her refined mix tapes: the most prominent of which Eli did for the reknowned techno doyens at the mnml ssgs-blog.
If Eli has a knack for something, then it’s probably to tell her story of the deep over the course of an evening. Though she also expertly likes to unroll the carpet as an intro dj. „When you garner the first screams from a crowd while playing your last tracks, then you can be certain you have done a good job.“ says Eli. Right. But let’s rather hope you see her playing that early-morning sunset-set (ok, let’s call it a „sun-set“): Trust in Eli and you will most likely be blown away by a high-octane affair. Swoosh!
KALI G was born in Rabat (Morocco). At the early age of seven he discovered his passion for music playing different instruments
Electrostatic is a french radio show broadcasted on a FM radio station in Toulouse city area for nearly 10 years...
Upon You / Dissonant / Kina Music // Venice (ITA)
Djs since over 10 years Leo and Omar have been residents in many of the most underground parties in the north of Italy.
They started composing named as OEL&Polygon on 2007 reaching top positions in charts with their "Instinto primario" and "Sexophonia".
The revolution happend at the end of 2008, when the duo came back under a new alias and built up their own label Kina Music, showing to the world a flair approach to the dancefloor.
Housy touch, hypnotic rhythm and sound easily associable to techno are at the core of their expresion. Even if they play dj or acting live the outcome is a smart, energetic and concrete vibe and due to this peculiar sound they regularly sign for UponYou-Records and Dissonant.
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.”?
Get Physical / Pantamuzik // Lima (PER)
We Love Ibiza / Rejected / Green / Cocoon Recordings // Amsterdam (NL)
By the end of 2000 Joris began building a small studio to produce his own music, which led to his first release
called 'muted trax pt.1' on Keynote. His first EP was massive success, filling the record boxes of Carl Craig,
Laurent Garnier, DJ Rush and Technasia. In 2003 'Lost memories Pt.1' was released on Technasia's SINO label
and was followed by 'Lost memories Pt.2' containing the anthem 'Incident' which was heard on dancefloors
around the world.
After the success of 'Incident', Voorn released his debut cd album called 'Future History' on the Sino label.
Encompassing 3 years of ideas and inspiration, the cd contains 20 diverse tracks, a seamless soundscape that
represents his arrival as one of the most relevant techno producers of this time.
In the summer of 2005 Joris Voorn's new personal outlet called 'green' saw the light of day. 'A dedicated mind'
was released as the first EP, which garnered success globally. He also completed his debut DJ mix CD for the
Fuse club in Belgium. After Dave Clarke, DJ Hell and Technasia, Fuse presented Joris Voorn to mix part 4 of their
international resident's dj mix albums. The mix contained over 40 tracks of timeless techno music mixed with the
help of Ableton Live for its endless mixing and editing possibilities.
In 2006 the sophomore release under Voorn's Green label, named 'MPX_309', was a crossover techno work that
was played out by techno, minimal, house and trance DJs. During the same year Voorn created his second
album, released worldwide in June 2007. This new piece of work called 'From a deep place' featured many
different styles of electronic music, ranging from atmospheric interludes to broken beats, house and deep soulful
The focus point of the 'From a deep place' CD has been the listener rather than the dancer and was received
enthusiastically by the electronic music community. Some of the works were edited to more dj friendly tracks for
the vinyl release of the album. During the summer of 2007 Joris has been touring with his new live performance in
support of his album release.
More recently, Joris has been focusing on collaborative efforts producing remixes for respected and diverse artists
such as Robert Babicz, Nic Fanciulli, Slam, Steve Angello, Sebo K and Jerome Sydenham. The 'Dark Flower
Magnolia Mix' for Robert Babicz turned out to be another summer anthem in electronic dance music, and was a
favourite of DJ's like Sven Vath, Dubfire, Pete Tong and John Digweed among many others.
In 2008, following the success of his resident advisor podcast, Joris was invited to produce episode 14 of the
Balance DJ mix CD series from Australia. Following in the footsteps of James Holden and Lee Burridge, Joris
constructed a layered and seamless mix of electronic dance music on a double CD. An epic mix in the very best
sense of the word, Balance 014 achieves the rare feat of combining variety and consistency, making it perfect for
trainspotters and dancers alike. The tracks change quickly and quietly, but the groove stays. An accompanying
world tour will follow where Joris will bring the essence of this studio project to the stage, using all different
elements of the mix into a full range club experience.
Having established himself as a leading producer and DJ, Joris will be embarking on a new project called 'A green
night'. Inspired by his surroundings, which is never limited to the dancefloor, Joris and his team will be creating a
night in several festivals and clubs, exploring the possibilities of combining music and visual arts. This year the
project will be developed, tested and finetuned in selected clubs.
As a DJ and live performer Joris Voorn has joined an elite group of international DJ's whose musical talent has
acquired global appeal. He has performed across Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Austsralia,
Russia, Brazil, Colombia, Israel, Detroit, Chicago and New York.
Together with friend Edwin Oosterwal the 'Rejected' record label was established at the end of 2006. Their first
EP as Rejected featured the two tracks 'SL3' and 'Cliché' and became an instant success and was played out by
almost every self-respecting DJ around the globe. With Rejected, Joris is working on a more club oriented
contemporary sound instead of deep electronic music excursions.
In mid 2007 their second EP was released, featuring a crossover techhouse track called 'Let's go juno' and a
driving minimal track called 'Lost'. Both tracks appealed to a wide audience and established Rejected's name
In 2008 the two key tracks 'Let's go juno' and 'Cliché' were successfully remixed by dutch artists District One and
Polder on one EP.
This year, the Rejected label has some great projects in the pipeline, to start off with a disco infected house track
by the Dutch rising star Pitto.
OVERdrive // Toulouse (FR)
Settled in BERLIN, ISYS creates the monthly party « I'M TECHNO, YOU'RE NOT » at MULTILAYERLADEN and opens the door of inescapable places of Berlin's underground scene like MIKZ CLUB, LANDSBERGER 54, GOLDENGATE.
Back a year later in Toulouse, he founds again YES'IN. Used to underground parties, he proposes a new one in town at L'AUTRE: OWLS AM TANZEN, which is also his own crew. It's the chance for him to invite one of its favorite artist on PERLON: SAMMY DEE
Resident dj of the crew OVERdrive Events, he's presenting himself at INOX ELECTRONIC CLUB and share the decks with DAVIDE SQUILLACE, NHAR, JULES & MOSS
Developing a style tint with hypnotic deep and strong tech-house, Isys will take you in his universe, proposing an atypic and sexy djset, reflect of the musical wealth of all his meetings
The Face Of Ibiza / Ibiza Global Radio // Ibiza (ES)
Manu Gonzalez is one of the young promises that Ibiza gives occasionally.
Born on the island in 1990, this young DJ and producer is now in reality within the electronic scene Balearic designated origin. His way of understanding the meaning Balearic music mixes electronic music with the latest trends, quality tech house, groovy, cool and underground, but always thinking about the dance floor. That has been DJing regularly in the best clubs of the island, some of which are considered the best clubs in the world: Space Ibiza, Pacha Ibiza or Blue Marlin, among others, are normal places of its meetings. But especially is an active part of The Face of Ibiza, the weekly session led by Baby Marcelo and DJ Oliver takes place at Privilege Ibiza, the club of which he is resident and showcases the best of his suitcase sharing the stage with artists like Solomun, John Digweed, MANDY, Mendo, Supernova, Hernan Cataneo ...
But all is not Ibiza,Manu also travels around the world..to cities of Spain / Madrid,Barcelona,Valencia,Galicia.. as and clubs in countries like Germany, Austria, Mexico, Morocco, Poland, Ireland and Romania have had Gonzalez as guest DJ. It supplements his artistic face editing tracks on prestigious labels such as Natural Rhythm, Novo Music ... played & supported tracks by artists like Luciano, Marco Carola, Dj Sneak .. among others. Also works in two different radio shows of the best electronic music stations in the world, Ibiza Global Radio and Ibiza Sonica.
Cadenza rec / Cecille - Frankfurt
House - Techhouse
He cut his clubbing teeth on the Frankfurt scene dominated by the likes of Sven Vath, Dorian Paic, Ricardo Villalobos and Luciano, but the flourishing artist leaps all musical boundaries. His only guiding principle can be summed up in words of Chuck Roberts: House is a feeling!
Realtone Records - Paris (FR)
Rocco began his musical initiation at the age of 16, when he held his first pairs of decks.
Diynamic Music / Stil vor Talent // Hamburg (GER)
Not many people can say for themselves that they have played alongside Carl Craig.
When DAVID AUGUST was just 17 years old, he could already claim that he had not only
played with Carl Craig, but DJed alongside big names such as Format B, Troy Pierce or
Oliver Koletzki, to name a few. DAVID AUGUST, now 19 years old, is the new face of Stil
vor Talent, Oliver Koletzki’s prolific imprint. It is in 2007 that DAVID AUGUST starts to
move into electronic music. It is then when he starts DJing in Hamburg’s BKI club and to
produce his first tracks on the home computer. However, the young producer can already
look back on a long career as a classical pianist, a skill and a passion that one can hear in
his productions and DJ sets today. When he is 5 years old, he starts to take piano
lessons, first forced by his parents and then because he starts to love the music he plays.
In 2005, he begins to DJ. It is only two years later that he starts to produce his first
electronic tracks, releasing his first track only one year later, in 2008, on Dimmer
Records. DAVID AUGUST’s productions reflect his true love for good music and his
knowledge of the structures of music. They are full of harmonies, melodies and – soul.
First he produces a few tracks together with Falk Bachert as August and Bachert. After
having seen Oliver Koletzki DJ in Hamburg a couple of times, DAVID AUGUST decides to
sent the tracks of the “Praha EP” to him with the subject: “Attention, this is not a demo”.
His direct and cheeky approach is successful and the track is released on Stil vor Talent
Digital in April 2009. Also as August and Bachert the duo releases the “Rampenfieber EP”
part 1 on 2 on Konkret Records, both records climbing to the top 10 of decks.de. But
DAVID AUGUST’s addiction to music is not satisfied and he decides to now focus more on
his solo project. The first very memorable result is “Trumpet’s Victory”. And again: Oliver
Koletzki immediately likes the track and plays it at every festival and club in the summer.
It quickly becomes one of the underground summer hits of 2009, getting plays by Lexy,
Karotte, Monika Kruse, Tiefschwarz and many more. Of course, Koletzki also signs the
track to Stil vor Talent and “Trumpet’s Victory” is released with great anticipation in
October 2009 and directly charts in the Top Ten of decks.de, we-records and deejay.de,
even climbing to number two at decks.de and web-records.
As a DJ, DAVID AUGUST is a very charismatic and enchanting figure. His knowledge in
music production and his passion for soulful music gets him to combine old electronic
classic with the freshest releases in tech-house, house and techno creating a soulful
symbiosis that always focuses on the dancefloor. His mixing has already led him to play
clubs such as EGO Hamburg, Romy S Stuttgart, Rote Sonne Munich, Berlins new hot spot
Horst Kreuzberg or the prestigious Watergate, among others. In the lingo of music
journalism DAVID AUGUST would probably best be described as techno’s new
‘wunderkind’. Whatever you want to call him, the young and talented musician DAVID
AUGUST is more than one to watch.