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.
Plant 74 / Be As One / Real Tone / Cecille // Moscow (RU)
Andrew Guyvoronsky started to produce music and dj in 1999.
After playing number of local gigs and messing with equipment,he has his first releases on respected & well-known labels of that moment such as Morris Audio (Switzerland), U-Freqs (UK).
In 2010 he gains attention & great feedbacks of top artists with his EP released on DJ Sneak's Magnetic Recordings. 1 track off that ep was licensed for Derrick Carter's Fabric compilation this year.
Andrew continued with his Parallelz Ep for Moscow based Shanti Records label, which get 5/5 marks from artists likeDeetron,Kenny Larkin,Loco Dice, Brothers Vibe, Falko Brocksieper, Tim Green, Dubfire, Tolga Fidan, Rene Breitbarth, Dan Drastic, Alland Byallo, Sian and was featured on John Digweed's Transition show by Shlomi Aber as well as in his promo-mix for 2011.
After that Tripmastaz was requested to produce ep for Vernon & Dacosta's Homecoming Music (Belgium) which was released early this year & has been supported by great feedbacks.
Tripmastaz remix work includes artists like KiNK, FEX, Iz & Diz, Johnny Dangerous (for N.Y. label Nite Grooves) , DJ Sneak (released on Nick Curly's Cecille Records) and Martinez (for Moon Harbour).
This year Andrew has been signed for Shlomi Aber's Be As One label & Real Tone (France)
At the moment his last single with remixes by DJ Sneak & Loco Dice making buzz & placed on Beatport's All Genres Top Downloads.
His next single with remix from legendary Chicago artist Green Velvet coming out this fall.
Mobilee Records - Berlin (DE)
Ralf Kollmann is mobilee's secret weapon; the quintessential double-threat who has taken the
imprint to lofty heights with his business prowess, and to dancefloors worldwide with his
renowned DJ skills.
Ralf Kollmann formed mobilee in partnership with Anja Schneider, and what began as a side
project quickly expanded into a fully-fledged career as mobilee blossomed from a small,
homegrown label into a full-on music and entertainment enterprise. Kollmann earned his stripes
within the mid-1990s techno communities of Cologne and Frankfurt, before moving to Berlin in
2002; since then he has become a central figure in the development of the capital's musical
identity. Under Kollmann's guidance, and with his discerning ear, mobilee records and offshoot
label Leena have risen through the ranks since 2005 to become one of the brightest stars in
Berlin's glittering galaxy of electronic music labels.
Kollmann is a lifelong DJ and the lynchpin of mobilee's excursions beyond its Berlin base, with
appearances throughout Europe, North America and South Africa, and at the helm of extensive
international tours, label showcases, and special events at Sonar and WMC. Kollmann is a
meticulous DJ, with infallible technical skills and a record collection unparalleled in both depth
and magnitude; its vast range colours his sets with stone-cold classics, underground favourites,
exclusive cuts, and the newest of the new. It's no coincidence that as requests for his podcasts
and DJ mixes increase, that the number of his worldwide headlining gigs rises in kind.
Equally adept at packing dancefloors as he is at predicting tomorrow's underground hit, Kollmann
works tirelessly behind the scenes to hone the mobilee sound, championing the label's artists and
unearthing the future-forward new talent that will contribute to pushing the mobilee vision forward.
Unafraid to journey off the well-worn path, he continues to move the label and its ever-growing
collective in dynamic directions.
Throughout five years of mobilee's history, one thing has become crystal clear: whether he is
running a label or commanding a club, Ralf Kollmann hits all the right spots; he continues to be
an integral part of mobilee, behind the vision, passion, and love of music that drives the extended
mobilee team in all that they do, and all that will come.
Poker Flat / La Vie En Rose // Gran Canaria (ES)
Carlos Sanchez’s music wouldn’t sound out of places like Japan, Berlin, Amsterdam, Ibiza, Madrid, to name a few, and indeed, his intricate Underground House constructions have caught attention of regular visitors to those countries, including Villalobos, Raresh, Steve Bug, Richie Hawtin, Danny Tenaglia, Carl Cox, Laurent Garnier, Dan Ghenacia, Shonky, Dyed Soundorom, Franck Roger, Terence Terry, D’Julz, Audiofly and each of whom have alternately played and praised them at length.
This prowess has manifested in a prolific release schedule consisting on labels such as 8bit Records, Plastic City, Supernature, Terrence:Terry:’s flagship La Vie En Rose (with remix of the big shot Jovonn) Akbal Music, Time Has Changed, Inmotion Music, Overall Music, Lust Recordings, Superfancy Recordings, etc.
As a DJ, he’s set his sights equally high, appearing at storied venues such as GOA Fabrik (Madrid), Vinyl Club (Switzerland), Warehouse702 (Japan), Clapper (Japan), Weekend (Berlin), Treibgut (Hannover/Germany) and Studio 80 (Amsterdam) to entertain crowds with his deep, driving sets. Carlos is a solid concept of the timeless word (musically speaking) His ability to transcend genres and trends has seen him hold one of the most consistent levels. Undoubtedly, one of the most versatile, deep and energetic djs .
However, Carlos in fact hails from Gran Canaria, and it’s here that the Spaniard mastered his trade lending his productions a rare musicality without straying into self-indulgence. Which isn’t to say that he can’t move a crowd. Nick Curly singled out Carlos’ relentless ‘Put Your Soul In Front’ as his go-to dancefloor-filler, and elected to include the track in his recent Defected compilation- a pretty serious endorsement from the Mannheim maestro.
-With an arsenal of forthcoming releases lined up for the coming year, a great collaboration with the acclaimed Hollis P Monroe and Overnite on Stranjjur (NYC), his debut on Poker Flat Recordings, one of the world's most respected labels directed by mister Steve Bug, and upcoming material on Time Has Changed, Overall Music, Electronique, Just Jack, Three Fingers, etc.
Jeton Records // Istanbul (TUR)
Born in Istanbul, Ferhat Albayrak is a passionate Techno-Head since the beginning. Techno is the best genre for him to express himself in the object of the beat.
Istanbul; a city of chaos and diversity, reflects and forms the basics of Ferhat's Sound in terms of dynamism: distinctive, seductive, innovative and Technologic with soul.
Ferhat started DJ'ing professionally in 1996 in Istanbul and took all the steps from radiowaves to clubs, from events to festivals and became an experienced & requested Techno DJ in Turkey, playing alongside of Superstars like Carl Cox, Jeff Mills, Tiësto, Paul Van Dyk, Mauro Picotto, Dave Clarke, Marco Bailey, Christian Varela, Samuel L. Session, Miss Kittin, Max Graham, Benny Benazzi and many others...
But lovely Turkey has never been enough for him and in order to be recognized globally he started the shaping and molding of his own productions in 2006 and tried to share his music overseas.
His music started to be released in 2007 by several labels like Restructured, Advanced and *Cutz, thus taking the attention of "Mighty" Carl Cox and his first appearance as a producer was on Carl Cox's "King of Clubs, Six years at Space" Double-CD Compilation, with his (in Mr.Cox 's words) wicked track "Let the game begin". This track has been supported by many Techno stars worldwide, led by Carl Cox, well before release.
It was a milestone for Ferhat and soon he was "Guest DJ of the week" on Carl Cox's respected international radio show "Global" in June 2007, broadcast on 21 different countries' radios as well as a huge online following, and taking massive feedback worldwide since the program has been all over the world.
Mr. Cox continued to support Ferhat by featuring his track "Giga Tanz" on his "Ultimate Compilation" released in February 2008 by Ministry of Sound and Universal Music.
Ferhat's global career has been accelerated by his taking part in world's biggest dance music festival "Global Gathering UK" in July 2007, alongside the biggest names in the industry. In 2008 he has been invited to "Giant" Love Parade in Dortmund, running and compiling his own truck team with his friend Max Van Der Rose. The Truck, named "Turkish Delights", got huge support alongside the 36 different trucks at the Love Parade.
Without any doubt, his biggest gig was in Space Ibiza on August 2009 alongside Carl Cox at the main stage and this set opened the doors to Ferhat in becoming a global DJ. He returned to Space Ibiza in the summer of 2012 and this time he performed at the famous “covered terrace”.
In order to spread his sound to more people, Ferhat established his own label; Jeton Records in 2009 with one purpose; imprint quality Techno hits to the space. The label, also the home for his own records and remixes, comes with the mission of being a global home of extraordinary and uncommon records from the créme de la créme artists and from the best of upcoming new breed. His label is considered as one of the best upcoming Techno labels is the world.
DEEP MIX MOSCOW / PROPAGANDA CLUB // Moscou (RU)
Dmitry Pushkarev known under nickname Izhevski is a Moscow based dj.
GET PHYSICAL - Berlin (DE)
The New York and Moscow based DJ/Production partnership Monaque, made up of Alex
Monakhov and Serge Que are quickly establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with and
one of the hotly tipped names to watch.
Monaque are a production focused DJ and live act that showcase their musical diversity which has
seen their output cross genres from deep house to tech house and techno. Successfully crossing
these musical boundaries with a consistent level of quality music has had a profound impact on
their fan base with support coming thick and fast from everyone from the likes of Nic Fanculli. and
Christian Smith through to Laurent Garnier and Luciano.
2011 is set to be another busy year for Alex and Serge. Along with their residency at the Russian
underground venue Rise, Monaque will begin a their highly anticipated CD tour for the über cool
german label Get Physical along side label mates such as M.A.N.D.Y., Siopis, Audiofly, and Catz n
Dogz. The guys will be looking to showcase the product of their previous year in the studio which
includes remixes for M.A.N.D.Y & Bookashade , Robert Babicz , Siopis as well as more techno
based releases coming on Cologne based imprint Traum Schallplatten.
With 2010 seeing them tour across the globe playing in cities like Mexico City ,Tel Aviv, Buenos
Aires , Miami & NYC... its most likely they will be playing in a city close to you soon.
Sublime Records / 70 Drums / R&S Records // Tokyo (JPN)
One of the most innovative and experimental composers who have made a mark on the International dance scene. Ken Ishii started making his version techno at a time when Japan was not yet at the crossroads where all things techno came together.
PCB RADIO - ELECTRONIK CIRCUS - Montauban FRANCE (FR)
MISSTEAT (PCB RADIO / ELECTRONIK CIRCUS - FR) This composed duet of Matt's and Mervyn, is at the origin with Louis of Bourbon and Zentrax of the creation of the collective Electronik Circus.
Flash Recordings // Berlin (AUT)
Florian Meindl is a DJ, producer and sound designer from Austria, based in Berlin. In addition to numerous collaborations with international artists he is busy with producing remixes (for Röyksopp, Hot Chip, Dave Seaman…), running his label FLASH Recordings and composing new music. He has successfully completed his BA studies at the London College of Music where his Loops & Samples brand “Riemann Kollektion” was found. By now you can find 20 releases with many guest producers such as Pan-Pot, Shlomi Aber, Christian Smith, Popof, Wehbba and Ramon Tapia.
Till now his productions have been released on labels such as Trapez, Herzblut, K7, Kling Klong, Tronic, EMI France, Wall of Sound, Boxer, Hell Yeah, Great Stuff and his own imprint FLASH Recordings.
If you ask Florian about the origin of his exceptional career, he will describe it as an "early identification with electronic music" which occurred in a small village in beautiful Upper Austria. In the age of 13 he bought his first House Record and in the age of 16 he played already in local clubs as a warmup act for big import DJs. His international career took off when he released on Trapez in 2006 and collaborated with Berlin head honcho Oliver Koletzki.
From his home-base Berlin he tours the world's top clubs, his DJ sets are known more than anything else for his precision in creating driving, surprising and diversified DJ sets. Closely following the present development, this demanding representative of the next generation of electronic music is presently focussing on the expansion of his international work.
Every year Florian is working on a main project, on a milestone, in 2012 it clearly was his debut album WAVES – in 2014 he will move into the new “Riverside Studios Berlin” and start new collaborations - watch out and be up to date with Florian’s Twitter @florianmeindl
Kittball Records / Suara / 100% Pure // Solingen (GER)
Growing up in a small industrial town in Germany and confronted with the boredom that comes with it, Tube & Berger, aka Arndt Roerig and Marko Vidovic, found music at an early age. Then, age sixteen, the two found themselves performing stage shows in a punk band when the ‘90s House and Techno boom hit town.
Driven by the challenge of giving electronic music an organic and “live character”, they made their breakthrough in 2004. The Song „Straight Ahead“ featuring new wave legend Chrissie Hynde climbed straight to the top of the US Billboard Dance Radio Charts and bookings from all over the world started to roll in.
Wanting to have the freedom to pave their own musical path and not have to bow down to a major label dictatorship, or be lured by money-grabbing managers, the two decided to establish their own label “Kittball Records”, with their friend and colleague Dj Juliet Sikora. Kittball was an immediate success and soon found itself amongst the ranks of the top Tech and Deep house labels, with its tracks regularly played by the international Dj Elite.
The three ‘Kittballers’ are also responsible for the „It Began In Africa“ charity project. The project, which helps young African musicians, has released two compilations and received massive support from artists such as Timo Maas, Ida Engberg, Format B and Pirupa.
After “Free Tribe”, Tube & Berger reached the Beatport number 1 spot once again with the track “Lovebreak” Featuring Milan Euringer and their newest release “Pleasure Dip” on the Spanish label Suara can be found in many DJ and download charts.
After 8 years of constant touring and gigs in some of the world’s renowned clubs (Cocoon Club-Frankfurt, Sankey’s-Manchester, Club A-Sao Paulo), Tube & Berger still found the time to release their first studio album titled “Introlution”, which was highly praised by both critics and fans alike.
2012 was definitely a busy year for the duo and 2013 is looking like it’s going to be their best year yet!
Get Physical / Kindisch // Düsseldorf (GER)
Jon Sine is a Düsseldorf and Berlin based Dj and Producer.
He got his first bigger attention after moving to Berlin and releasing on Alex Niggemanns label Soulfooled as well as on Kindisch the sub-label of Get Physical which is run by Booka Shade,
M.A.N.D.Y. and DJ T. Those releases brought him notable success within the Beatport Genre Charts.
After half a year he decided to move back to Düsseldorf to focus on producing music.
Six months later he has many releases lined up for the end of 2013.