ARNO GONZALEZ / CAMILLE RODRIGUEZ / TIMID BOY
Timid Records / TIMID52
After a first LP supported by various artists such as Rone, Rodriguez JR, Ark, Electric Rescue, Morpheus or Laurent Garnier, Timid Records is proud to announce Arno Gonzalez's second album: « The Delivery Boy ». More personal (no featuring this time) and more direct in the producing processus, Arno tells us pieces of his own story: a come back from a gig in Brest (Back From Vauban), a crazy sunday afternoon (Domingo Dance), a trip to Japan (Kimura), a train ride to Charles De Gaule Airport (Angers/CDG),he also recalls with a dose of sorrow the cycle effects of buzz and mode in music (Less Was More), the old time Techno (The Break), noisy and synthetic Funk (The Message) or the crazy run of a delivery boy (The Delivery Boy) which will be soon clipped by the motion designer Smoh.
The most surprising thing after a first listening is the work on the texture and vibes which give consistency to the whole album sailing between electronica, inspired techno and house grooves.
Finally, Camille Rodriguez and Damien « Timid Boy » Almira give us 2 stylish and efficient remixes which will find, for sure, the path to best djs turntables.
Enjoy your meal !
Plaisir records / PLA002
The Adventure continues for Plaisir Records with his 2nd Release made by Ali Moghrani with a remix from Faster!
Here, you're going to get into a twisted club atmosphere where basslines will catch you forever. Vertige' will raise your feelings and make you go between melancholia and full energy at the same time, with the coexistence of violins, round bass and disconstructed voice. Inconnue' will bring sun into your mind and your smile will instinctively appear, synth is growing slowly between the beats to get as high as possible.
Vertige Faster remix' makes you enter directly in its sweaty mental mood from beginning to end with its voices manipulation and its acid component that makes your mind disconnect from reality.
Lola Ed / DC10 // Paris (FR)
Dyed Soundorom had an unusual entrée into dance music. The owner of infamous Paris nightspot Les Bain Douches spotted something in the hyper, perma-smiling party kid and approached him with a request: “he wanted me to put on a party with an underground sound,” says Dyed with a grin. And that is what he has been doing ever since – as a promoter, DJ and especially as a gifted producer.
Dyed is as adept at juggling beats as he was dribbling basketballs, and he approaches every club with the verve and energy of an athlete rushing into competition. From the cutting edge dancefloors of Batofar and the Rex Club in Paris, his DJ career has gone global. In recent months Dyed has racked up an eye-watering number of air-miles and brought his deft touch to the hottest parties on the planet, including Berlin’s Panoramabar, to Womb in Tokyo, Fabric London, Louche in Leeds, Sankeys in Manchester, Studio 80 Amsterdam, Goa in Roma, NYC Blk market and Ushuaia beach, the most talked-about party of Ibiza 2009, and the best was to come in 2010 summer season when Dyed Soundorom has been named resident of the glorious Circoloco @ DC10, Ibiza, and just rocked it every Mondays ! What he brings to every club is a winning mix of style and enthusiasm. He oozes cool but Dyed never makes the mistake of taking himself seriously. His only priority is to keep the party rocking.
Dyed discovered the power of pure entertainment as a kid listening to Michael Jackson’s Thriller and, like a great pop star, he understands that giving people what they want doesn’t mean compromising on quality. The past two years have seen Dyed devote himself increasingly to production with impressive results. Freak n’ Chic label boss Dan Ghenacia, a close friend, spotted Dyed’s talent immediately, encouraging him to do remixes for FnC’s first label compilation ‘Rendez Vous 01’. Since then Dyed has released 12”s and EPs on labels including Spectral Sound, Freak n’Chic, Crosstown Rebels, Adult Only, Supplement Facts, Safari electronique and Tsuba Records, and added his remix skills to projects including Maya Jane coles ‘What They Say’ rework, wolf+Lamb Love someone ‘s long format, Franck Roger’s Love call remixes EP, ‘Eyelights’ compilation and the ‘Tsuba Remixes Vol 3’ compilation along with Pier Bucci, Daniel Stefanik and D’Julz..
Given his deep roots in the electronic music scene it is hardly surprising Dyed’s career is blooming. If anything the mischievous twinkle in his eye that led to his first gig as a promoter in Paris is brighter than ever, and his irrepressible urge to be at the heart of the party is just as strong. With an ever-broadening network of clubs and labels clamouring for his music there is hardly a corner of the world left that is immune to the charms of Dyed Soundorom’s underground sound.
Be As One, Ovum, Get Physical, Strictly Rhythm, Paragraph, Blu Fin - Tel Aviv (ISR)
Talking about the new age of techno, Gel Abril’s –a.k.a roy brizman name has been undoubtedly one of the most presents names on the underground movement lips. Debuting with Remix’s for Shlomi Aber - on labels such as "Ovum" (Freakside) and "Renaissance" (Moods) - Gel started building his own profile with original material for his home based label: Be As One Imprint.
Thanks to the success of releases such as “Sparta” - with his fellow rising star from Tel Aviv, Itamar Sagi - and above all his first hit “Very Wrong”, Gel soon got into the techno rumble, as testified by the huge support given to his tracks by the worldwide crossover top Djs .
Little Helpers / Yoruba Grooves / Baile Musik // Toledo (ES)
Born in 1993 and a native of Quintanar de la Orden (Toledo, Spain).Precocious young artist from 12 years of age begins to experience a powerful attraction to electronic music, at which point you decide to purchase the basic equipment of a beginner to play and commit for the rest of his years with his hobby, passion and ultimately what tint would most lines book of his life: the techno in all its aspects.Anthology Influenced by artists such as Derrick May, Kenny Larkin,Richie Hawtin, Danny Tenaglia, Jeff Mills and more pointers fromthat era: Marco Bailey, Adam Beyer, Marco Carola, Chris Liebing,Oscar Mulero and so on; Alejandro Fernandez begins to emulate the behavior of many with only 15 years of age, at which begins its residence in a small pub in his hometown called "The Black Monkey" and a local supplementary schedule called "The Black Monkey" musical frame in which this young artist begins to mature what will later be the foundation of his career, in large part because of his partner and friend Jesus Riano, which absorb valuable knowledge in the world of the cabins.
It proves that age an impediment, Alejandro Fernandez has visited
many booths, as the mythical one room Family Club (Sonseca),
GOA Fabrik (Madrid), not only in Castilla-La Mancha, also in Madrid,
Segovia, Ibiza, Switzerland, London and numerous nonprofit events,sharing booth and sign with people like Joseph Capriati, Heartthrob,Pascal FEOS, The Martinez Brothers, Ellen Allien, Solomun, Josh Wink, Dr. Smoke, Tadeo, Reboot, Edu Imbernon, Jamie Jones, Technasia, Radio Slave, Alberto Pascual, Ron Costa, Ramiro Lopez...
The earliness will not only be present in his work as a DJ, will also
be present at its inception to production, it is at just 17 years of age at which time begins to produce his first pieces getting great support from artists very considered in this electronic landscape.
Great artists like Richie Hawtin,Adam Beyer, Marc Antona, Fabrizio Maurizi, Sam
Paganini, Markus Fix, Shlomi Aber, Yaya, Adam Beyer, Gel Abril or Marco Carola
have played a number of his tracks in places like Coocon
(Frankfurt), Lima (Peru), Space Ibiza, Amnesia Ibiza and
everywhere in between.
Alive recordings // Southampton (UK)
The rise of Tom Budden epitomises what can be achieved when a dance music obsessive channels all that dancefloor enthusiasm wisely. By patiently building a reputation and not being afraid of the graft as well as the good times, he’s carved out an enviable position for himself as an in-demand DJ, producer, label owner (ALiVE Recordings.) and promoter.
Presenting a thoroughly modern house sound that has furrowed paths at both the deeper and the more driving end of the spectrum, his DJ sets are renowned for being precision tuned perfectly for the vibe, the venue and time of night… or indeed day.
With a string of high profile gigs at UK clubs including Ministry of Sound, Sankeys, Shindig, Matter at the 02 and 'Cocoon' at The End his international profile has taken off in recent years too.. Whether it’s smashing it at Kristal and Sunwaves Festival in Romania, Space in Ibiza for 'We Love', touring Australia and Asia alongside James Zabiela or joining James and Nic Fanciulli’s legendary DJ tag team at the Snowbombing festival in Austria.
He remains loyal to his hometown crowd in Southampton too, with an ongoing residency at the infamous High Tide Boat Parties, which he also helps promote. It was from this party pedigree that he took another major leap in 2008 and launched his own label, the respected ALiVE Recordings. (The label reaches it's landmark 50th release in Feb '13 and will be celebrating its 5th Birthday throughout the year.)
The label’s tenth release, Tom Budden – ‘The Tree Dance’ was a real milestone for both the imprint and its owner. It appealed to some of the finest ears from across the board and was snapped up for a range of CD mixes including Global Underground and Subliminal. In the last couple of years Tom has been developing a contemporary deep house sound that has seen him release on key labels including LA based 'Culprit', 'Lower East' and Audiojack's 'Gruuv'. You’ll also hear his touch on remixes including Tijuana’s ‘Groove Is In The Air’ for Bedrock, Danny Howells ‘Laid Out’ on Dig Deeper, James Zabiela ‘Blame’ on and Groove Armada's 'History'.
Tom’s popular ALiVE show on Proton Radio has been running for 8 years and he’s dropped successful guest mixes for internationally syndicated radio shows including John Digweed's Transitions, Carl Cox's Global and Mark Knight's Toolroom Knights.
If there was a textbook on building solid credentials for clubland success then Tom Budden should have written it. He’s methodically earned a position as one of the most exciting names in dance music, and his continued ascent looks as sure-fire as his enviable track record.
For bookings, please contact David at Blueprint Artists - DH@blueprintartists.com
Moon Harbour Recording / Kling Klong // Essen (GER)
Next up on Moon Harbour digital is a four tack EP from close label associates Zohki & Roozlee. The pair first got to know label boss Matthias Tanzmann when driving him to a festival in Holland. Since then they have become good friends with the label, and now offer up their first release for Moon Harbour in great style.
This new EP is no different, and sees two tracks in collaboration with Agent!, Vito & Danito. One of those is the opener, "Work It (On & On)" - already proving to be a big hit with those who have played it, it's something of a tough and techy track stuffed with crowd noises and atmosphere, whilst the other is "Love Baby". This collaboration has sharp, choppy percussion sounds cutting through deep drums and basslines and snatched vocals which can't quite be made out but which add a human aspect to the track for maximum impact.
The other two tracks from Zohki & Roozlee hit a little harder: "My Swag" is bumpy, too, rising up and down on well-defined hi-hats as wavy tones weave their way through the arrangement from start to finish. The sounds are crisp and precise without sounding overly synthetic and will surely work any decent dancefloor into a real sweat.
Finally, "Dreams" again treads a thin line between deep house and tech house, with rueful synths hiding in between dense percussion and sliding drums.
One Way Out is an EP that marks out Zohki & Roozlee as a pair very much with their own sound, and one that Matthias Tanzmann was right to pick up on.
Little Helpers / Baile Musik / Memoria Records // Neuchâtel (SUI)
Dan Noel was born in Switzerland in 1975. Growing up in an artists family, he was always involved with music and as a child he followed his dad for all his hippy gigs. During his teenage years, Dan fell in love with electronic sounds, and covering the Acid house phenomenon and listening to acts like Prodigy, T he Shamen and Depeche Mode.
After a first trip to Ibiza in 1999, he became totally addicted to all kind of house music and never went back. Formerly know under his Dan Welton moniker (Noir Music or Rawthentic Music), as his style became more personal and defined, he decided to "drop the mask" in 2012 and let his authentic musical identity shine.
Never Say Never / Bedrock Records // Ibiza (FR)
The way that energies are transformed on the dance-floor when Dimitri Nakov spins his records remains a mystery! Maybe it has to do with his vast years of experience, since the frenchman based in England from his early years started DJ'ing when he was only 14 years old, a time when dance music was still taking its first steps. Perhaps it is also true to say that some people have a greater sensibility for music – especially when they play what they truly love and dedicate themselves fully to it. Dimitri is one of those people who has this unique drive; he presents music according to his highest standards to an avid dance-floor.
The beginning of his music career goes way back to the start of house music in the ‘90’s, when he had the chance to work with two of the biggest names of the dance music scene: Roger Sanchez and Sasha. He worked with Roger Sanchez at Narcotic Records, a label responsible for many emblematic releases of the time. With Sasha, he performed warm-ups all over the globe, and so Dimitri started to define his calling for music and his place within the industry.
In a world where every conductor must orchestrate a symphony, Dimitri has become a master of conducing the crowd with perfection, distinguishing himself clearly from mediocrity. Whether it happens at a festival of twenty-thousand people or in a small niche venue with two hundred guests, the DJ has always had the ability to astound. In the not-so-distant past, whilst other main attractions were praised for their “live” performances, Dimitri became known for pleasing the crowd with a simple deck (or as he often does with two) owing nothing to the shows he used to share the prime time with. This was a fundamental phase when it came to getting to know the dance-floor like no other. Today, focusing on house music, which is what has always been his inspiration, the DJ leads a generation that stands for the groove and soul.
In 2010 Dimitri started making what would eventually become a main reference from the Ibiza summer: “Never Say Never”, hosted on what used to be a kiosk by the beach, Ushuaia. Today, Ushuaia Resort has grown and, with it, the emblematic sunset where Dimitri shares residency with partner and old time friend, Sasha, besides many other honourable guests. The DJ is also very prestigious in Brazil, where over the last six years he has grown with the local electronic music scene. In Brazil, his gigs as a resident of the Warung Tours, from the club known as the “temple” of electronic music stands out – along with his regular gigs in the beach club itself.
Dirtybird / Saints & Sonnets // London (UK)
Deepthings Musique // Paris (FR)
Simone Studio is part of the latest generation of Catalan DJs , it connects the appearances on the region and into Spain , in particular Rachdingue , where he was spotted by the DIPROGRESS collective team.
He participates and organizes events crossing the arts, coming to bring freshness and good spirit for ten years, not to mention his famous British phlegm.
It plays an open electronic music, with many influences ( House, Minimal Techno ) , high set in color, always in tune with the public.
Since 2009, during his meeting with Franck Villeuneuve , it starts composed electronic music, up to integrate its engineering school ( ISPRA , Toulouse) in 2014.
With experience gained in its various collaborations, Studio Simone , now fully dedicated to music.
Cajual Records / Classic // Chicago (US)
"I like to keep myself pretty invisible. You may think I'm somewhere, but I've already left."
Derrick Carter is widely acknowledged as one of the better DJs of the world. With innovative productions, flawless technical skills and an effortlessly joyful attitude of rocking a crowd, his influence has infiltrated throughout the spectrum of dance music.
Although known as one of the key players of Chicago's house music wave in the '90s, Derrick began DJ'ing at the age of nine, spinning disco and funk records at family reunions. Raised in the western suburbs, Derrick was into music from a young age. During his teens, "Chicago house" sucked him in and before long he became a strong presence in the city's underground dance scene.
Derrick's sets are rooted in house, but he freely travels outside standard club tastes, incorporating old-school disco, soul, jazz, new wave, and whatever else catches his fancy.
By refusing to accept conventional standards and instead choosing to simply do his own thing he has built a reputation as one of the underground pioneers, becoming a celebrity among dance-music aficionados.
Innervisions // Germany (GER)
Âme are German duo Kristian Beyer & Frank Wiedemann. Inspired by the music of Stevie Wonder, WestEnd Rec, Transmat, Weather Report and Herbie Hancock they describe they make Detroit-influenced deep house and music with soul.
They have had a string of releases on Sonar Kollektiv, the Berlin label and network founded by Jazzanova and consisting of producers, musicans, DJs, graphic artists, and promoters.
Âme have recently had massive international success with their track "Rej", played by everyone from John Tejada to Sven Vath to Damian Lazarus.
Butane rec Carcassonne (FR)
Birds fly better with two wings. Vautour ("vulture") is the new project of DJ Janoz and VJ David Brunner, two veterans of the French electronic music scene. Since 1995, these two night birds have played in famous clubs, festivals and collaborated with major artists in France and abroad... In the last ten years they've worked on several small scale projects, getting to know each other. David Brunner's mystical and mysterious images combine perfectly with Janoz's tracks and selections. The latter's music is informed by the joy and the invisible mystery which emanates from the dancefloor. Janoz's mixes often contain artists from labels such as Kill the DJ, Karat, MyFavorite Robot, Warp, Ostgut ton, Chloë , Ivan Smagghe, Eckhochord, Ghosthly, Perlon ....
In a complex world, birds of prey are always around. The vulture is a bird of prey which feeds chiefly on carrion and this explains its crucial ecological function regarding other animals and human beings. This informs dj janoz new project based on dead and decaying techno tracks which are remade in a spectacular ecological and electronic upheaval for all species around the world. Have a nice meal!"
Vautour present : " It's Time "
First Wednesday of Each Month 2 hour dj mix 10pm - 12pm