GEE VAN D // FRANZ JOHANN // ROBERT NOWICKI // FAT SERGIO
Ibitechza fantastic Original Mix is produced in Gee Spot Recordings Studio Ibiza.
Gee Van D brings you a powerful technotrack, straight from the Underground of Ibiza.
The Remixes are adding different still hard working styles: deep, psychedelic and housey, wombing along with fat kickdrums and whooping basslines, the re-rub mix is coming from Netherland’s Robert Nowicki, London’s Fat Sergio delivers a deep and groovy house remix and last but not least a kicking techno re-shuffled version by labelhead Franz Johann.
Gee Van D: Ibitechza is for me the Ibiza techno sound. Melodic, Groovy and Fresh for the summer 2013.
Here are those perfect shakers for you, who is looking for outstanding techno and housemusic for this summer festival- and party season.
Release: Apr 24 2013
Label: CATWASH RECORDS
New Swiss production outfit WLF release the four track Arcadia EP through DJ W!LDs Catwash Records on April 24. The tracks make for a captivating listen and demonstrate the breadth of the trios skill and influences. Eau Du Mur and Modificated Humor, with their references to French filtered house, are bass heavy club throbbers with dark relentless grooves that slot perfectly into the sets of the aforementioned W!LD. Jingo slows the pace and adds soulful Rhodes chords for the smoky early morning sessions, while God Interview is a jacking stomper straight from the vintage school of Chicago.The WLF acronym represents the three members - LNF are two DJs that have burned the dancefloors of the best clubs in Switzerland for years. They also founded the vinyl shop Electronic Wave that became one of the most important brand for underground parties in Switzerland.The W is Walter Albini, a producer with many years experience in electronic music and a pioneer in the Swiss Techno scene since the mid nineties. Under his own name and the aliases 4 Mat and Golden Guru he has released music for On It Records, Magnetik Grooves, Banged Records, Enjoy Music and SLiCK Records amongst several others.The 4 tracks on this EP are just the beginning of the new WLF journey.Catwash Records is a label needing little introduction – the creation of DJ W!LD in 2005, the French label has become one of the most respected in underground tech and deep house circles. The labels discography includes worldwide artists such as Sammy Dee, Shaun Reeves, Boris Werner or Lula Circus as well as Chris Carrier and DJ W!LD themselves, both a solo artists and under their Catwash moniker.Stay tuned...
Catwash Records / Resopal // Italy (ITA)
The Lula Circus project came to light at the end of 2008 as a result
a partnership between Danilo Sardella and Sergio Frazzingaro.
Starting as a game, matching two people coming from different musical
backgrounds and an "experimental experience", it soon developed into a
The name of the project itself is the result of a mix between motion
picture culture, Lula is the unforgettable main character in David
Lynch's "Wild at Heart" and club culture embodied in the image of a
loud and never-ending circus.
All of this is backed up with a deep love for music and an endless
search for a wider spectrum within the house music genre, combining
echoes of Ennio Morricone's soundtracks with synths that evoke Warp's
From their first release with Resopal in 2009, through to Catwash in
2010, Stranjiur and Culprit L.A. in 2011, their path has been varied
consistent in a distintive sound that identifies their work which is
bound to any specific genre.
Their tracks have been played and supported by names such as Maya Jane
Coles, Carl Cox, Solomun, Droog, Dj W!ld and Tale of Us.
As they often say…We love music!
Catwash Records // Paris (FR)
Behind the decks for more than ten years, Gulivert appears as one of
the promising underground talents emerging from Paris, hanging around
with Gauthier DM, DJ W!LD, Chris Carrier, Phil Weeks, spreading the good
word of music wherever he's in demand : Paris (he's Cirque Bonheur
resident), Barcelone (Sonar OFF), Calvi, Turin, Francfort, Ibiza...
With his track "Change" released on Catwash Records last year, he's
been overwhelmingly acclaimed by the underground scene. 2012 releases on
Intacto, Microzoo & french newborn Flavour Records show no sign of
slowing down, and there's a lot more to be announced. With his sultry
and arousing music, be sure that Gulivert is part of the french next
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.
Fantastic Friends Rec / One Records (US)
Originally hailing from Manila, Philippines and now firmly rooted in San Francisco, Martin Aquino is an exciting new name on the scene who is making waves with his underground, deep tech-house sound. It was in Manila, as a teenager, that Martin first encountered house music and developed his love for the genre. By the age of 17, Martin was regularly playing at renowned venues within the cities of Makati and Manila.??Martin soon found himself traveling back-and-forth between Manila and San Francisco. It was on the US west coast that he became familiar and fascinated with the bay area’s brand of deep house. Martin’s sound evolved to include this influence which he brought back to the Philippines through his in-demand DJ sets. Soon Martin made the plunge and relocated to San Francisco where he could play, produce, and thrive in the heart of its world famous dance music scene.??Martin’s obsession with the music and his sound naturally led to music production. Since 2011, he’s already recorded well-received singles for labels like Resopal Schallware, One Records, and District Raw. Martin’s production, while riding the border between house and techno, keeps a leg deep in the sound of the underground. He strives for music that is organic and eclectic while still rawly effective in the nightclub.
Diynamic Music // Oslo (NOR)
With a sound that straddles electro, funk, disco and house, Oslo based duo Ost & Kjex return
with their second long-player ‘Cajun Lunch’ on Hamburg based imprint, Diynamic.
Having released their cheese ?xated (and indeed sampled) debut album ‘Some Cheese but
not all Cheese comes from the Moon’ in 2004 the food obsessed Norwegian pair have
released a multitude of EPs and remixes on labels such as Crosstown Rebels, Planetnoise,
Modular, Snick Snack, Punkt, Dialect and now Diynamic Music and played in venues and
festivals all over the world including Fabric (UK), Panorama Bar (DE), Moog (ES), Fusion
Festival (DE), Hove Festival (NO), Nu Music (NO) and Noveau Casino (France) to name a
The debut album, to their big surprise awarded them a nomination for best electronica album
at the Norwegian Grammys and the pair continued to develop their sound on releases such
as ‘More Songs About Cheese And Revolutionary Tarts’, ‘How Not To Be A Biscuit’ and
‘Boston Food Strangler’.
Since then the food boys have awoken, got their hands on some serious sounds and started
shredding out tunes aimed at the dance ?oor. In the summer of 2008 they stumbled upon
Hamburg based Croatian Solomun, resulting in a collaboration track called "Federgewicht"
(Featherweight) and the beginning of their association with Diynamic whilst only last summer
the pair contributed vocals on the dance ?oor hit ‘Summertime’ by UK producer Jamie Jones.
In between live shows and remixing the busy food geeks have now prepared their second
course for your delectation. As the title suggests ‘Cajun Lunch’ mixes elements of delta blues
and bayou basslines into their organic house sound, especially on the guitar ?lled
‘Bluecheeseblues Parts 1 and 2’ but also in the general laidback atmosphere that envelopes
every track. From the opening sun-kissed grooves of ‘Mosambiquetravelplan’ featuring Bugge
Wesseltoft on piano to the sexed-up funk of ‘Continental Lover’ and the deep house tones of
‘The Yellow Man’ the boys continue to conspire with the album’s guest vocalist, Tracee Meyn.
Providing a juxtaposition to the pairs’ house foundation and Mr. Ost’s falsetto lead vocals,
Tracee becomes an integral part of ‘Cajun Lunch’s funk ?lled sound giving it that extra spice
to their production relish. On the darker and minimal edged ‘A New Deal’ and bassline driven
‘Seraphine’ Tracee is further assisted by members of her gospel choir who combine to give
‘Cajun Lunch’ a fuller, more rounded sound whilst tracks like ‘We Got Ticket To Moon’ and
‘Bluebird’ see the guys strip everything down to the bare essentials and groove with their
machines, taking their house sound into dark, sweat ?lled boxes the world over.
‘Cajun Lunch’ is house music but not as we know it (and certainly with more cheeses). Whilst
‘The Yellow Man’ spins a shimmering groove that sees Tracee sparring with Mr. Ost’s lovelorn
delivery we also ?nd the duo’s production dexterity in full bloom on the closing ‘Lets Set The
Time’ which takes a slo-mo house groove into deep dub territory with Mr. Ost providing a
dreamlike vocal over the top, lulling us in to a chilled, hammock-strewn slumber.
Ost & Kjex’s love for electronic music still takes the boys wherever the cheese is fresh and
the beats are crunchy: from the Reggiano Parmesan factory in Verona to your local watering
hole, churning out theatrical performances or fucked-up live sets for the dance ?oor. This
summer will be no exception as you will ?nd them gigging in clubs, live venues and festivals
across the world both as a duo and also featuring "The Traces" gospel choir.
Catwash Records / Get Physical // Arezzo (ITA)
Luca Agnelli, from Tuscany (Italy), dj, producer and remixer in
constant evolution, is always looking for new targets and more
challenges, experimenting uncommon paths and inventing innovative
Eclectic, creative, curious and involving, Luca has a unique style
which transmits passion and adrenaline, dreams and emotions.
His sets are marked by the art of sound manipulation and style pollu
tion, challenging standards and prejudices, playing wisely with
technology and everything that enables him to change and produce music
Luca doesn't aim to classify his sound within precise boundaries, but
it's quite easy to perceive strong house roots with contemporary techno
and deep inflections.
Luca is the founder of Etruria Beat records managed with Marco
Faraone, the label has released a lot of international producer like
Martinez, Federico Molinari, dj Wild, tINI, Gel Abril, Lee Van Dowski,
Pirupa, Yaya, Arnaud Le Texier, Tennis, Lauhaus and more.
VERSATILE REC / CHATEAU FLIGHT / I:CUBE - PARIS (FR)
Château Flight is the collaboration between Parisian DJ and producers Gilb'r and Nicolas Chaix, aka I:Cube. The two are a ragbag of different infuences and styles
Melizma / Drumma // Barcelone (CHL)
Bruno Schiavi is an artist from the new generation of Chile’s underground House scene. He was initially influenced by the sounds of Detroit and later explored the more organic vibes of House and Deep. Now, when asked what he plays, Bruno can't give a single answer. Let the music speak for itself!
Alongside Felipe Venegas, Bruno founded Drumma Records. The underground house label has gained the support of great artists like Luciano, Mathias Kaden, Butch, Martinez, Chris Carrier and many others.
As a producer he has released and remixed for several labels like Melisma, Sound Architecture, Abstract Theory, Amazing Music and Hohenrengler.
After a career that lead him to play in all of Chile’s most important venues Bruno moved to Barcelona to study musical production. He currently resides in the Catalan
capital and divides his time between production and running Drumma.
He is always in constant search for that sound that moves him: groove
and depth all the way!
Moon Harbour Recording // (GER)
Sable Sheep is the relatively new musical incarnation of a German producer with years of experience. The first release from this mystical, highland-dwelling being came in December 2011 on Shlomi Aber's Be As One imprint. It was that loopy four tracker, and the outstanding way he designs his music, which began an enduring relationship with the label.
The infectious title track, 'Painting My Fur', became something of a hit, with high places in Resident Advisor and Beatport charts and impressive support from the likes of Loco Dice, Marco Carola, Luciano and Matthias Tanzmann, just to name a few. Now, after three (sic) EPs on Be As One Imprint, Sable Sheep is part of Matthias Tanzmann's influential Moon Harbour label and agency family following his recent debut, ‘Keep It Rough’, with more high profile support coming in from tastemakers worldwide.
Showcasing an inherent ability to craft efficient and devastating tracks from economical ingredients; to lock you into a groove and never let you go, Sable Sheep manages to hypnotise with his frictionless productions, modest appearance and sobriety. With a side project singing in a metal band, Sable Sheep is a rare thing in the electronic world in that his influences still lay with metal music like Slipknot, Emmure and Bury Your Dead.
What's most remarkable is how a character with such an unknown background managed to emerge from the shadows in late 2011 with just one EP, and then, just over a year later, has been snapped up by two ground-breaking modern day labels and is enjoying an ever increasing fan base around the world. Evidence comes in the form of the groove driven sets he laces together at clubs and festivals including Sonar in Barcelona, ADE in the Netherlands and MacArena Mar Beach in Barcelona. And you can expect much more of that in 2013, as well as plenty more EPs from this mysterious music maker.
Cocoon records - Cocolino records - Cecille - Descending Order - BERLIN - (TUR)
SIS's first experience with electronic music was more or less accidental.
Inspired by hearing Dj Karotte play percussive Indian-style beats at Frankfurt
U60 Club at the age of 21, he decided on the spot that this would be his
Fantastic Friends Rec / La Ruche // Lausanne (SUI)
We all know Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine, ?we have all heard of Rémus et Romulus.??Yes, Adolfo and Franky, they too are a two-person team, ?but let us never compare them to those who we already know. Their alliance is down to a point, ?a little point very much resemblant to that of Eros and Psyché.??This union gives life to something uncomparable, ?something that is both wonderful and devine at the sme time.?Because from our union an orphéon célesta is born, from which the rumors spreads so fast ?that all the surrounding stages are abandoned, the temples of music are emptied, ?and people from all over gather to witness and listen to this metaphysique duetto.??They are not real beaings nor real creatures. They simply just are! You will see ..
WE Love Space / Planet E // London (UK)
With forthcoming music being released on Carl Craig's Planet E, Scuba's Hotflush Recordings, London's Phonica label, Paul Woolford keeps reinventing himself and pushing the boundaries, maintaining a hectic global tour schedule playing key clubs globally such as Panorama Bar, Fabric, Warung and D Edge in Brazil, and for the 6th year, the renewal of his key We Love.. Space on Sundays residency in Ibiza.
Initially inspired by the constant throb of the radio throughout his childhood, the seeds of Paul Woolford's future direction were sewn by the time a record-collecting addiction kicked in properly during his teenage years. This insatiable appetite for musical stimulation has driven him to explore far beyond the cutting-edge house and techno that is his stock-in-trade, and led him down more experimental paths, embracing aspects of improvised jazz through his collaborative work with Paul Hession, and taking huge inspiration from the modern composition of Steve Reich. All this is distilled within the house and techno dynamic that Woolford has made second-nature and you can clearly see these influences emerging across various productions.
Many know Paul Woolford's name through the 2005/6 slow-burning hit "Erotic Discourse", released on 2020 Vision, the Leeds label with which he made his name initially. The success of this proved he has the ability to create a genre-defining sound and led to sales of over 15,000, capturing the imagination of DJs across the board from Ivan Smagghe to Ricardo Villalobos, The Chemical Brothers, Richie Hawtin and DJ Hell to Francois Kevorkian, Laurent Garnier, Trevor Jackson to Erol Alkan. Indeed Erol Alkan described the track as "a modern day psyche record" and the track became a stone-cold classic.
He has since appeared across international media including the cover of DJ Mag and IDJ including a photo shoot from Tate Modern's Doris Salcedo installation "Shibboleth" (after a personal email from Woolford, Salcedo gave her express permission). With each release Woolford is showing a level of artistry that is clearly on an ascending plane, and shows every sign of flourishing beyond.