Grand Canal Records // (ITA)
Max D. Blas is the main resident of AltaVoz, in the last years one of the best events of electronic music in Italy.
He starts djing in the 90's and in the past ten years he plays in the most important italian and international clubs.
This background makes of Max D. Blas a complete artist with a great feeling of the dancefloor.
Since 2010 he starts his career of producer and publishes his first single "Do My Best" on the world famous Acumen's label Time has Changed together with Cosmic Cowboys.
This year he has uno vinyl coming out on berlin based labels Waldliebe Familien with the EP "You Belong To This" with remixes by Dorian Paic and Markus Fix.
In may 2012 he starts his first label "Grand Canal" with the VA "Sounds of AltaVoz" that includes several AltaVoz artists and his track "Banquero".
His sound is a fine blend of precious and powerful deep and techy
grooves perfect to inflame every dancefloor.
Gran Canal records:
Grand Canal Records is a label founded by Max D. Blas, promoter and co-founder of AltaVoz, one of the most innovative electronic music events, famous all over Italy.
In the last years AltaVoz has given a big contribute for the development of a variety of new artists and Grand Canal is ment to be the container for their experiences and for artistic expressions of new talents in the Italian and international scene who intends music as a passion and not as a business.
The first release of Grand Canal is a Various Artists of the AltaVoz producers that wants to be the manifesto of the label and of its differently shaped styles that move between house, deep house and goes to tech house.
The following releases, published sometimes on vinyl and digital, will host not only AltaVoz artists but new names of the Italian and international scene as well as international well-known artists such as Markus Fix, Dorian Paic and more.
Jordi Tur is but a 24 year old guy born on the World-wide known as “Musical Paradise” island of Ibiza. ***The ibicencan night and party have been attracting loads of people from all over the world over the past four decades, since there are the best discos and DJs, internationally.
Teknologik // Athènes (GRE)
Music is a way of expressing emotions...
As a young boy this intrigued Mattik to search deeper the meaning of music. Mattik started by collecting vynal records at the age of 14. This made him not only to collect music, but also play music. He wanted to exploit even more this meaning. After a while he started his journey by playing music at some local bars and clubs on the island of Corfu. A few years later his passion to made him to take the big step, move to Athens and study''Music Technology''. This made his passion grow even more and he started producing his own music. When succeding he released his first tracks. This pushed Mattik to produse his music even more outside of Greece by getting in contact with various labels such as ''Monique Musique, Greelpound, Strangelove, Elite records''and many more.
His work is beeing supported by great dj's and produsers from all over the world such as''Luciano,Dubfire,Danny Tenaglia,Tiger stripes,Dave Seaman,Ramon Tapia,Erick Morillo,Mistress Barbara,Dj Madskillz,David Herrero,Jerome Isma,Hermanez,Dj Remy, Gel Abril,Mendo, 2000&One,Karotte, Butch, Djuma Soundsystem,Tom Clark,Kruse & Nuernberg,David Sence,Ismael Rivas,Matthew Hoag,Dandi & Ugo, Loko,Hugo,Dirty Culture and many more!
Mattiks style of music is Tech House & Techno with is always dancable,
bouncable and groovy,so watch out for him wherever he spins the decks.
Mobilee Records - Toronto (CAN)
Over the past 10 years, Toronto native Sean Miller has built a strong and vibrant DJ/Producer career. Through hard work, a passion for music and an unwavering dedication to his craft he has garnered wide international recognition from the music industry and clubbers alike.
Sean exploded on the scene in 2003 during his prestigious two year residency at the legendary Boa nightclub in Toronto. In 2005 Boa was renamed Sonic and under new leadership of house music guru David Morales, Sean remained the resident. That same year, Sean was in the spotlight once again as he solidified his position from a North American perspective as the official opening DJ on Steve Lawler's, Lights Out & Viva tours for North America.
Admired globally, Sean has played at some of the most renowned nightclubs and festivals in both North and South America, Europe and The Middle East, such as Global Gatherings, Creamfields Argentina and Peru, Ministry Of Sound in London, Space in Miami, Avalon in Los Angeles, Spirit & Pacha in New York, Red Light in Paris, La mania in Romania and Stereo in Montreal. To name a few..
Following his first release "Swells" on Chus and Ceballos' Stereo Productions in 2003, Sean's productions have found their way on some of the leading labels in dance music today; Steve Lawler's Harlem and Viva Music, Audiofly's Supernature, Nic Fanciulli's Saved Records, 2000andOne's Area Remote and various collaborations with renowned artists such as Lee Burridge.
At the forefront of a new generation of up and coming DJ/Producers, Sean Miller is spreading his unique sound of cutting edge house music to clubs all over the world.
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.
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.
Dame Music - Lima (US)
It's difficult to summarize Jay Haze's ten-year musical career, but in concentrated form: producer, DJ and record label owner. Whether working in the studio or behind the decks in the club, he is a pro at getting people to react. Jay left Philadelphia in the early 00s and is now based in Berlin, also home of his house/techno record labels TuningSpork and Contexterrior. He DJs several times per year in the city's famed Watergate club, and also holds a quarterly residency at Fabric, London – in addition to his stops throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America.
Jay has also released tracks and remixes on literally dozens of other labels, often under a variety of pseudonyms, such as Fuckpony (for BPitch, Get Physical and Cocoon) and Sub Version (for Soul Jazz). Apart from his solo work, Jay has collaborated with the likes of Ricardo Villalobos and Samim, and has remixed numerous other artists such as DJ Hell & P. Diddy, Gui Boratto and even Yann Tiersen's theme from Amelie, which became a crossover hit. Haze's productions constantly find their way into the sets of top-tier DJs like Richie Hawtin and M.A.N.D.Y.
Starting with his debut full-length Love for a Strange World (Kitty-Yo, 2005) and continuing with Love & Beyond (TuningSpork, 2008), Jay stepped outside of dance music into other realms such as pop, hip-hop and dubstep. His adventurous mix compilation Fabric47 (2009) brought immense praise, and it also launched his new campaign DJs for DRC to help victims in the war-torn Congo: he donated all his money from the CD sales toward the charity Merlin, and having encouraged a number of other DJs to donate money from gigs, aims to travel to the Congo to shoot a documentary and raise awareness. Still active on the music front, of course, Jay has just released the second Fuckpony album and has been focusing on crafting new sounds for other vocalists.
A native from Rouen where he shared his music in most of the clubs, Eddine.B was raised by the funky rhythms and o?ers a groovy and powerful set .
Today he has taken place in the Parisian nights through a lot of places like the Batofar, the 4 Elements, La Villette Enchantée or Les Agités ! Self-taught, he started production in 2008 with a ?rst track brought to light during the Winter Miami Conference.
Then, he decided to deepen his knowledge studying at the SAE Paris in 2010. The same year, he became to the o?cial DJ for the Emporio Armani show in Almaty (Kazakhstan) and was invited for the Techno Parade in Paris.
Since, his latest titles signed on Epoxy Music or Pumpz Recordings are closer to the musical universe of his DJ Sets, very deep & house.
That was the kind of music Eddine.B played during summer 2012 in Ibiza at Shardana Lounge Bar & Tantra Club. Stay tuned for more to come !
TNG / 1605 / Alchemy // Pula (CRO)
Unique was born in Pula (Croatia). After discovering electronic music, he delved deeply into the clubbing scene and began to further his passion for the electronic music as the nightlife became an instilled part of his lifestyle. He started listening to progressive & trance music quite early, but soon he also experienced other styles. Tech House music turned out to attract the most of his attention. Over time his sound has grown a lot and his style is mixture of tech house, techno and minimal.
He was quickly discovered and was offered slots at several top clubs such is the famous Ambasada Gavioli and in awesome places like Barcelona, Ibiza, Belgrade, Novi Sad, Rovinj, Ljubljana supported and sharing the dancefloors with legends like Dubfire, James Zabiela, Erick Morillo, Umek, Nick Warren, Carlo Lio, Kaiserdisco, Monika Kruse, ,Lucca, Davide Squillace, Hernan Cattaneo, Desyn Masiello, Seb Fontaine, Smokin' Jo, Luca Bacchetti, Valentino Kanzyani, Marko Nastic, Nima Gorji, Dejan Milicevic, Terry Francis, Toni Rios and many others... 2010 had been a great year for this new talent, Unique played at some of the best events and festivals during the summer such is Kanegra Beach Festival.
Nowadays he's very appreciated for his particular style and for his versatility.
Unique's biggest release is on Umek's label 1605 with his buddy Adoo, He also have releases on Mauro Picotto's label Alchemy, Jewel Kid's Alleanza Records, Monique Musique, Moan Recordings...and he collaborated with Marko Nastic where he released on Reisei Records & Soulman Music...Soon he will release on Phunx Traxx of Phunk Investigation & Natura Viva...
His tracks are supported and played by the best djs in the world such as Marco Carola, Dubfire, Richie Hawtin, Umek, Paco Osuna, Carlo Lio, Mark Knight, DJ Chus, Sian, Karotte, Slam, Marco Bailey and many others...
Be ready for other new releases coming out soon!
We are working on our line up for this year , like in a 2 weeks we will have all line up done.
For now the names are (but there are not confirmed) : Dave Clark, Carlo Lio, Marco Mailey, Joseph Capriati , Dejan MIlicevic, Tomy Declerque, Unique, Miss Sunshine and many more.
OVERdrive // Toulouse (FR)
Anthony De-Pihno aka L'Appache was always attracted by electronic music
Its in the beginning of 2K11 that he decided to make the first step with deejaying. He started to play in many clubs of toulouse, his hometown and cities around : Beaucoup Bar, Classico Café, Couleur de la culotte, Jeff, La rue du bain (Albi), White Club, Six bar, L'electro, Zoom Club, Le cochon qui rit (Montpellier), l'Opéra bouffe, Le Minima (Bordeaux) and very recently the Inox Electronic Club.
L'Appache has the strength to adapt his style from house to techno or even deep and tech-house. He get the chance to share the decks with many recognized djs and producers like :
PSYK, CITIZEN KAIN, LEGHAU, NHAR, GREGOR TRESHER, RADIO SLAVE, JULES & MOSS, CEBB, FLEX, HEARTHROB, MARCO ASOLEDA, DAVIDE SQUILLACE, Elize, SLZ...
He will even play for the closing of Inox Electronic Festival in 2K12.
To be continued
Melizma // Montevideo (URU)
Marcos Vasotto a.k.a. Marcos Coya was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1986 and became involved in electronic music since when he was 15, mesmerized with the sound of techo.He eventually started Djing, but his search for a personal sound started in 2004, when he started including his own productions on his dj sets.
After living in Barcelona for a year, and thanks in part to his experiences there, he returns to Uruguay with a renewed commitment with music. Currently living in Montevideo, he is an active member of the local electronic scene, playing live in both Dj and Live P.A. format. After releasing some tracks as a guest and being part of the labels events since almost its inception, Marcos Coya is Ouzo´s (uy) latest addition to its artist’s roster, joined by artists such as Monoblock, Z@p.
At the moment Marcos Coya is part of Melisma Records. Marcos has Shared the booth with artist such as: Guillaume Coutu Dumont, Guido Schneider, Franco Cinelli, DJ T, Deejason a.k.a. Sr Replicante, Jorge Savoretti, Lucas Mari, Bruno Monteverde, Monoblock, Jonas Kopp, and with the best local artists such as: Z@P, Mateo, Matias Muten, Edunetto, Paco aka Bardo, dj Koolt, Federico Lijtmaer, Omar Chibaro.
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.