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.
Aeon / AEON008
'Black Drop Effects' is named after the Black Drop Effect, the dark bridge which appears to join two almost-touching bodies against bright light: famously, Venus becoming teardrop- shaped on its transit across the sun, just before it moves into the darkness of space. All four tracks on this EP from Italian-born producer Palese are named after scientific aspects of the planet Venus, confirming that industrial can most certainly still be intriguing. The EP surprises you with twists and turns, defying any stereotypical assumption of techno being all uniform monotony. Here, with each hi hat and rolling bassline, Palese weaves a multi-coloured fabric for the listener - great quality techno, the type that makes your nose tingle. Kicking off with 735K (the surface temperature of Venus), don't expect to be eased in gently, as this is a worthy cut with a tempo tough enough to shake the walls of Amnesia's Main Room. Next, fellow Italian duo Speaking Minds step in, revving up the original whilst creating a more melancholic soundscape, showcasing their penchant for melodic electronic. Transit of Venus is the epitome of deep, trippy and dancefloor-ready, steering the listener into murkier unknown waters, and preparing them for the heaviest track on the EP, 4.9, titled after the planet's brightness... and this is a hefty wedge of carnal techno that the rest of the EP has you panting for. Palese has achieved what every artist creating a new (planetary) body of work sets out to do - each track strong enough to stand (and in fact raise a dancefloor) on its own, but an EP that as a whole tells a story, shooting the listener into a delirious galactic techno trance.
tINI & THE GANG / VIVA MUSIC/ Yoruba Grooves // Ibiza (US)
For DJ and producer, Randall M, the calling to electronic dance music came more rapidly than most beginners. After starting to produce music just over a year ago, he's already gained the support and recognition of some of today's most sought after DJ's and producers, most notably, tINI, one of Desolat Music Group's leading artists along with Loco Dice and Martin Buttrich. With a strong debut relea
Diynamic Music // Zurich (SUI)
Adrian & Adrian, two guys from Zurich started off with music just like everyone
else by trying several instruments and scratching on grandfather’s turntable,
nothing special about that. Both were born in the mid 80’s when the techno
and house community was rising to the top.
90’s dance, hip-hop & house stuff influenced one of them. The other half was
more into melodic sounds and Europe based techno. On the road as solo
artists they met in 2008, found mutual connection with their interpretations and
became dj & production partners.
Harmony between Dj-ing, performance and immediate contact with the people
makes a good to a "better" dj. The self-proclaimed brothers have a sensible
feeling for the Clubheads, dance-a-holics and all the others, for which "music"
means attitude not just a word. They love to mix up different styles to make
their sets intensive, diversified and unique. Almost poetic, comparable with an
Their first Release on OFF Recordings got immediately strong feedbacks from
Toni Rios, Reboot, Ray Okpara, Brother’s Vibe & many more.
Adriatique are also featured on the highly anticipated second Release from
Diynamic’s Sublabel 2DIY4. Their groovy new- interpretation from Feist –
Honey, Honey is considered as one of the summer tracks 2011.
This was their kick-off to be also part of 2DIY4’s motherlabel Diynamic Music.
In addition to their musical-work & busy club-schedule Adriatique have their
monthly based event series „Moving Around Us“ in Zurich which has grown to
a meeting point for international guests, local talent, music & art.
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.
IBIZA GLOBAL RADIO - SPACE - IBIZA ESPAGNE (ES)
JOSE MARIA RAMON (IBIZA GLOBAL RADIO / SPACE IBIZA - ES) Born in Ibiza in 1972. A deeply resonant paradise. A bridge for music.
1605 / Sabotage / Butane // Toulouse (FR)
Matt Minimal was born in France. With only 16 years he started to produce Music, signed many labels and already composed minimal techno sounds. He takes his inspiration from the spirit of the clubs in which he plays worldwide. Today, Matt produces many techno tracks with dark beats and crazy sounds. This DJ finds an amazing energy while he is playing. His sounds let people return to the dance floor. In 2011 Matt achieved his breakthrough. He finds his place in one of the most important cities for electronic music, Berlin. In February 2011 he played many times in Germany, France, England, Spain and also in Asia. This year he got the possibility to get to know different cultures of worldwide nightlife, various musical tastes and new sounds. His releases enjoy regular support from artists such as Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Monika Kruse, Felix Kröcher, Len Faki, Slam, Tomcraft, Joseph Capriati, Ahmet Sendil, Mihalis Safras, Martin Eyerer, Marc Depulse (to name a few) . Constantly in the studio, we can expect numerous more releases in the future.
Project London Records // Valence (ES)
| Will let the music do the talking for me.
Keinemusik // Berlin (DE)
As he prefers thinking outside the box, Mayer has always been equally interested in experimenting with diverse forms of music, no matter what musical genre they derive from, although his passion for funked up and heavily pounding 4/4 beats clearly dominates his creative output. Both when spinning records and producing tracks, he is presenting his own interpretation of catchyness, mixing up Techno and House, adding a little deepness, but always keeping an eye on making his audience shake some.
His dedication finds its way in several musical excursions as a ghost-/coproducer or audio engineer. As a founding member of the artists collective and label Keinemusik, David Mayer also accounts for pieces like the remix of "You" by Steed Lord (Get Physical) or the "Fun Girl" remix for Jessica6-singer Nomi of Hercules & Love Affair. But of course, he is also working on the next thing to tie in with "Crime", which was released on keinemusik May 2010. Only leaving his desk in order to indulge some serious clubbing, you can be sure this guy knows about priorities...
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.
Get Physical / Pantamuzik // Lima (PER)
Catwash Records / Robsoul / Off // Roma (ITA)
Growing up with Depeche Mode and Kraftwerk, in 2004 Francesco “Belfie” Belfiore fell in love with house and techno music.
At the same time he began playing vinyls; and producing aswell in the following year.
He discovered the history of house music from the beginning: records from Larry Levan, Frankie Knuckles and Louie Vega, Kenny Dope, Lil’ Louis…
His preference in electronic music will develop into the sound of dj’s/producers from Chicago and Detroit like Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, Chez Damier, Ron Trent, Basic Channels, Marshall Jefferson…
In 2007 Francesco meets Marco Toce, and they decide to start the project “Belfie & Toche”. The two guys released on “OFF”, “Robsoul”, “Mixxrecords”, and produced a lot of remixes for other labels aswell.
In 2011 Belfie decides to end the partnership with Toche and start his personal project.
He’s starting an only-vinyl label with his friend/partner Alessandro Tordi (aka Truth) called SAVE THE BLESSED; from 2013 Francesco is releasing productions also with his real name.
We can describe Francesco Belfiore’s sound with three words: deep, dark, dub
Bek Audio // Glasgow (UK)
Gary Beck is regarded as one of the most prolific and inventive producers in the current electronic music scene. Renowned for his own unique sound, Gary is currently in high demand all over the world , playing at some of the most respected clubs and Festivals.
After spending previous years releasing on labels such as Drumcode, Saved and Cocoon, he now concentrates fully on his own label BEK Audio. With a back catalogue of artists such as Mr. G, Dj Rush, Mark Broom & Speedy J, BEK has developed into one of the strongest Techno labels around.
Following the release of his well-received album ‘Bring A Friend’ on Soma Records , 2013 has seen some of Gary’s best releases to date, including the massive ‘Video Siren’.
With a successful Boiler room set and a BBC Radio 1 essential mix under his belt, Gary’s popularity continues to go from strength to strength.
FRAGIL // PARIS (FR)
Clayton started djing in 1999 in the west of France and was at the beginning influenced by artist like : Moodyman, Dj sneak, D.carter and all the chigago House vibe.
He was playing at the time with djs like Paco, Mateo, Julien plasir de france, Djul'z, Paolo Driver, Kojak...
He moved then to Nantes where he got his first residency in the Castel club for the « manimal » parties he organized playing alongside djs as Jerome Pacman, Dan ghenacia, Raphael...
Clayton has now been living in Paris for a few years where he is a really respected Dj. He played there in great places such as Rex Club (Hello), Twisted Party, Nouveau Casino (Missive Party), Java (BIM), Concorde Altantique (Terrassa), Cocobeach, Villette enchantée, Malibu alongside some of the best french and international djs.
Clayton is also an active member of the fragil family and has played in nearly all the crazy parties they organize in the west of France.
From nu disco to techno…Clayton is a genius to mix oldschool forgotten tracks with fresh news !! The guy has an incredible groove and knows his subject perfectly. You will love it.
Play alongside : Lerosa, Gerd, Andrade, Grego G, Small, Victor Pertoi, Tiboz, Hak, Fanny Twin, Oleg poliakov, P.O , Lamache, Roman Noriega, Childerik , Nox , Marcellocura, Alex et laettia Katapult, Varoslav , Dario Zenker, Inland knight , Timid Boy , Ce line, Kalich , Aquarell, Jerome pacman , Yakine, Jeremy underground, Quarin, Mark Hening, Pepperpot, Anthony Collins....