Melizma / Cadenza // Santiago De Chile (CHL)
Felipe Valenzuela has already proven to be amongst Chile’s finest new talent. Now, after joining Cadenza’s roster, he has the chance to showcase his art around the world.
Felipe was born in Viña del Mar, Chile, and has been close to music since his early youth. At the age of 8, he started classical piano lessons and, when he was in his teens, he nourished himself from the sound of bands like Rush, Yes, Pink Floyd and Kraftwerk. It was at this point when he began venturing with synthesizers and learned about composition and arrangement. By 1998, his musical search took a turn and he projected his interest towards other musical trends - closer to Detroit techno, Chicago House and derivatives. This interest made him start his Dj career in 2002. Nowadays, he is accustomed to performing in Chile’s hottest clubs and festivals alongside renowned international talent.
Felipe’s computing engineering and sound studies were a perfect complement to his musical development and, by 2006, his first EP was released. Currently, he has edited for record labels like Cadenza, Metroline, Room 9, Safari electronique, Sound Architecture, Climatic Sound, House Republic, Andes Music, Fumakilla, Saw recordings, remake music and many more. His latest releases have achieved international success on sales lists , DJ charts and compilations as the new defected cd mix with the smashing hit “Hole in the middle”, and gained support from artists such as Ricardo Villalobos, Luciano, Loco Dice and Laurent Garnier among others.
Felipe’s own label, Melisma Records, is already highly spoken of in underground circuits. Melisma explores the finest points of house, deep and techno. Don’t think that this wide musical range means that the label is without focus. There is a clear and strong aesthetic cohesion that leads the imprint in its evolution - release after release. Melisma already counts with the work of talented producers such as Markus Fix, Alex Kid ,Fumiya Tanaka, Thomas Melchior , Alex Picone, Valentino Kanzyani , Tolga Fidan , Ryan Crosson, Arnauld Le Texier… and has new collaborations with great talents like Cesar Merveille, Julien Bracht, Funk-e, etc.
The label was created in collaboration with Swiss colleague Dani Casarano; a long time partnership that lead to the smash hit La Tulipe EP on Cadenza Records.
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
Just Jack / Morris Audio / Development // Manchester (UK)
Known predominantly for his long standing tenure as promoter, resident and label owner for the renowned Development collective in Manchester UK, Tom Lynch aka Tomson has crammed a lot into his 28 years to date. Having played alongside luminaries such as Masters at Work, Ron Trent, Lil’ Louis, Danny Krivit, Osunlade, Dixon, Larry Heard and many others, Tom has also helped spread the consistently deep Development Music sound with regular appearances around the UK's best underground party spots as well as tours to foreign shores with gigs in Ibiza, Croatia, South Africa and more.
As a solo artist and alongside regular partner in crime Benedict, Tomson has remixed for artists such as Atjazz, Paris Brightledge, Ronnie Ron, Flowriders and Tone Control. A slew of original productions have followed with a debut single featuring the stunning vocals of Paul Randolph on Deepermotions Music, backed up by the much lauded 'Rainy Things' EP on London's world-renowned Freerange Records. The latter received support and plays from artists ranging from Josh Wink and Laurent Garnier to Deetron and Paul Woolford, who featured the tracky Telepathy Dub on his Radio 1 Essential Mix.
Taking his influences in equal measure from soul and hip hop as deep house and techno, Tomson's music comfortably morphs together inspirations old and new. This forward thinking sound has found it's way onto labels such as Freerange, Huddtraxx, Tone Control, Deepermotions, NYSoul, Development Music, Pep Sounds, Kolour, Smooth Agent and Morris Audio.
GET PHYSICAL - Berlin (DE)
One may indentify Jannis Siopis as the former Silversurfer from Crosstown Rebels, a rather
raw, dark and mysterious lad in his early days.
His roots derive from a traditional Greek background in a modern German setting.
A classical love affair with his clarinet and trumpet later coincided with his creative talent for
breakdancing, graffiti art and spinning records, ultimately, landing him DJ gigs in almost
every club across the Greek Islands. The big move to the “electronic music metropolis” –
Berlin, was a careful one yet a wise one, launching his musical career into full swing.
„Welcome to Berlin“ was born, THE TUNE of 2003. Artist and label cooperations with KIKI,
Bpitchcontrol and Playhouse followed. International club icons from the likes of, The End,
Souvenir, The Firm and many more established Jannis Siopis as one of the most wanted
underground DJs, live acts and producers worldwide.
Currently, Siopis is signed and successfully releasing with Get Physical Records. His new
sound and image make-over keeps Siopis at the decks, busy with remix requests from Front
Room‘s Jessie Rose to Extended Play‘s and Leftroom‘s Chris Duckenfield.
Siopis has shaped his beats into a groovier, house affair sticking to his fundamental elements
and continuing to keep his sets and releases just as respectable as they always were.
Descending Order // Slovenia (SLO)
Real name Dennis Beganovich, jazz trombonist, keyboard player,composer-arranger,producer. A big Brasilian music lover, I went to skoolz all over the world(had fun),v ery much involved with electronic music, working a lot for different Dj's as Valentino Kanzyani with whom he wrote the famous hit LELIWA (I'd say yes), helping make remixes for many of them,s ideman musician for Slovenian pop star MAGNIFICO where he plays trombone, trumpet, euphonium tenor, keyboards and backing vocals. Currently he is running his own project (nu-jazz,bossa,lounge music) band AREIA. Writes music for short movies. Released for other artists on many big dance labels as earresistible musick, Yoshitoshi-(Dep Dish label), La factoria, Shinichi, Jesus Loved You, Universal Japan ,Sony Italy, Scenariomusic, CR2... played a lot in different salsa bands, pop bands. some of my tunes got on many compilations all over the world. One of the most successful tunes is also featured on Deep Dish mix cd -Toronto-global underground. Still working a lot in a jazz enviroment, writing-arranging for different groups....Currently focusing on a upcoming album F.O.A. together with ANEURIA and just joined the Colours in Music crew with an upcoming release. You can contact me for any recording or live gig with instruments or as a djset, or for telling you some fresh jokes....
Moan Recordings // Caserte (ITA)
Artslaves borns in 2012 by two Neapolitan producers whodecide to merge their names and create a new musicalproject, which may reflect their young but already influentiallabel, Moan Recordings. T hey already make people talkingabout since the first release on BlaBla, Inmotion, where theyreceive wide acclaim and support from world famous DJs.Marco Carola opens the Time Warp in Mannheim with theirtrack "Squilla" in 2013. T hey also make some remixes forMoan, Miguel Lobo, with the Re-UP and Jordan Peak and theEP of Desolat pupils, Francisco Allendes and Bimas, withSable Sheep and Luca Agnelli. T heir first EP is released onMoan in 2013, a successful collaboration with the Frenchtalent Loquace, and two remixes of great renown, such asHector and DJ W! Ld. Engaged in numerous Moanshowcases, the Artslaves begin to make their appearance inmany parties and festivals, including Hungary, Spain, firstappearance at the Sonar Off 2013, Jag Club in Ibiza,Germany and Italy at the 'Old River Park, Club Gamma, andnumerous other clubs around. With more than ten years ofexperience behind the decks, influenced by house, funkyand techno giving to their set a very personal touch,creating the right atmosphere and feelings, wherever theyplay
cocoon rec. / pokerflat rec. / cargo edition - Leipzig
Sven Tasnadi was born in 1978. He came in contact with electronic music early on. In the early 90´s
he witnessed the advent of electronic music in Germany, subsequently began to go clubbing more
frequently and eventually in 1995 started deejaying himself. Via Acid and Chicago Sounds he found
his way towards minimal sounds over the years. Sven’s career shows an amazing development up to
the turn of the millennium, from gigs at the well-known Tresor to resident nights at two local techno
His productions are characterized by their plainness, owing to the poor technical equipment back in
the day. For the most part he simply employed a sampler and a drum machine. But with the advent
of personal computers in German households he too could create and produce new sounds without
lots of equipment. Not least because of these unlimited possibilities Sven does not want to be
pigeonholed. This way Ambient and Trip Hop tracks came up as did Electro and Minimal tracks
suitable for peak time, all of them made with heart’s blood and the love for detail.
In late 2005 Sven got to know Daniel Stefanik and Matthias Tanzmann from Moonharbour Rec.
From that then developed close friendship originated his first vinyl release – in summer 2006 those
two produced the Cargo Edition 003.
Month later, Daniel felt confident about Sven’s productions and thus Cargo 004 – “el fuego de
dentro” was all his.
Svens first releases caught the attention of Hamburg record labels like liebe*detail and smallville.
The release on smallville grabs the attention of cocoon head Sven Väth.
He plays the Track“ waiting for you“ on Ibiza and enjoys it so much that he licences it for his
annual „The Sound of“ series.
In April 2010 he had his first release on cocoon recordings with the track „Nordsee“
a split ep together with Markus Fix.
Sven also running his own label oh!yeah! Together with Daniel Stefanik an Juno6.
For the three ambitious guys this is the logical consequence of a deep friendship and a mutual
understanding of music.
Rejected / Sci+Tec / Remote Area // Amsterdam (NL)
It was Anton Pieete’s grandfather who stirred his grandson initial urge to make electronic music, by passing on his old synthesizer in 1997. And not without success. Now a days Anton Pieete is a key member of Amsterdam’s New School generation and is storming dance floors with his captivating take on contemporary techno. Innovative and in your face, his hybrid sound is steeped in industrial techno twisted with tough, edgy high-octane tech house.
Anton’s first big break came in 2008, when ‘Players’ on Intacto Records hit the #1 top spot on Beatport. Later in 2009 he shot up the charts again with ‘Siberian’ on Intacto Records, driving the international clubbing masses to the dancefloor. Also his collaboration with Bart Skils, as District One, brought the same insane effect on the partycrowd.
Applying the philosophy of ‘less is more’, then tweaking it with a heavier, ballsy sound, Anton has clearly carved a fresh, new direction for techno. His straight forward style seems to be exactly what people are longing for after years of clicking and clocking.
Whether he is DJing or igniting the crowd with his liveset, performing solo or as District One, he always cooks the floors, gaining him a global reputation for being Amsterdam’s contemporary techno master.
Suara Music / Cocoon Recordings // Barcelona (ES)
To quote the British Tilllate (the nightlife community), “he reigns in Spain”. Celebrated Catalan DJ and producer Coyu has made his mark on Suara music by helping it to become one of the most prominent labels in the world of techno and house music. The label’s resounding success has been proved by the fact it has reached #1 on both, Beatport and Resident Advisor. The electronic music scene has surrendered to Coyu’s constantly outstanding efforts. What began as a dream is now becoming a reality.
His studio skills are ever more in demand. The impact of his remix of the Fatboy Slim‘s classic “Right Here Right Now” has been huge (#1 Tech House on Beatport). While his X-Press 2 “Muzik Xpress” remix became massive floor filler as well. Releases on Cocoon, Get Physical, Noir Music, 100% Pure, Tronic or his own Suara plus being one of the most charted artists of Resident Advisor's history has put Coyu on the map as one of the best producers of the moment.
Meanwhile, the incomparable Spaniard will continue to take his tasty sets across the globe. He’s recruited fans from every corner of the world are following his spectacular performances at Sónar Festival (2012 and 2013) or his exciting Summer DJ residency joining at Pachá Ibiza (Insane parties on Fridays) alongside artists such as John Digweed, Steve Lawler, DJ Sneak or Fritz Kalkbrenner. Coyu is also day in day out touring across the planet, from South America (Brasil, Peru, Mexico), Asia (Japan, South Korea, Thailand), Europe (Germany, Italy, France, UK), North America to Africa… and of course Spain, his country of birth where is considered a visionary with honour. Coyu, a king on a lifelong learning.
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.
Catwash Records / Off / Kina Music // Milan (ITA)
Mirco Violi was born in Milan in 1986. The musical journey of Mirco begins near
the 15 years old while listening to some house tapes remained significantly
affected. These tape recordings were mixed by some of the best dj's on the world
stage as Frankie Knuckles, Larry Levan, Todd Terry, Theo Parrish and Carl Craig,
so he began to approach of the djing world. Bought decks and mixer with his
music partner Filippo Agnesi, the first vinyls and with him began to mixing only
for passion, doing dance and entertain their friends.
Mirco and Fill started performing for the first time in some small clubs of
their city with the pseudonym "Multiview", where more and more people began to
know the his name.
Since 2007 Mirco starts mixing, writing and producing music alone, sending the
first demos to a few foreign labels; the step is short. In 2008 the German label
Be_chosen (on which artists have recorded as Lemos and Markus Fix) decides to
entrust him a release with a remix for Senor Coconut. During the same period
goes out with an ep on Heimatmelodie (played by Laurent Garnier, Luciano,
Karotte and many others).
In 2009/2010 several successful releases have been issued on OFF, International
Freakshow, Hypercolour, Bloop, Bla Bla, Welt Sounds, Climatic, Catwash, Adult
Only and All Inn Limited. In summer 2010 he joined the SuperNurture family,
international bookings agency directly related to the Audiofly's label
"Supernature", with artists such as Alex Niggemann, Alejandro Vivanco, Fabio
Giannelli, Ali Nasser.
With this the name of Mirco circulates in the environment of electronic music
where it is appreciated by many world talented dj's than playing and likes his
productions. The sound proposals by Mirco in his dj sets are a mixture that
passes from funky/deep/tech house to techno and dub, obtaining approval from the
audience all over Europe for his sophisticated sound.
Cocoon // Ibiza (ARG)
Born in Argentina and living in ibiza for 10 years, he was introduced to electronic music and started to play in 2005. Aky has a sensitive feel of playing music. His sound is between Deep House, Techno/dub and Minimal. One of his goals is one day release his own music, made it from his heart.
He is also well known for his reggae radio show, aired through Ibizasonica radio in Ibiza, along his good friend Nico Catunash. The show also was on KSK radio in Argentina.
His hypnotising and groovy DJ sets made him resident of Sunset Club (Elektorstatik) in Germany. In 2012, Aky joined Cocoon as one of the resident DJ's at Cocoon Formentera, Spain.
He performed at clubs as Privilege, Space, Monza Ibiza, Club der Visionaere , Wilden Renate, Gotec, Blu, Tipic and more, sharing line ups with artists like Sven Vath, Zip, Raresh, Marco Carola, Wighnomy Brothers, Livio & Roby, Vera, Bruno Pronsato, Tobi Neuman, Polder, Mauro Picotto, Ilario Alicante, Rudolf, Paco Osuna, Chris Liebing, Dan Andrei and Masomenos, Ben Clock, among others.....