Moon Harbour Recording - Leipzig (DE)
born in Frosinone (ciociaria) 1971 ,Santos benefited from the strong creativity of
those early disco years. He's grateful to have grown up in a cosy family
environment warmed up by the notes of the Discofever. In 1976 he discovered
his first musical inspiration 'Giorgio Moroder' producer of 'Donna Summer'
amongst many other. All his birthday presents had to be records upon records,
and so his deep knowledge of contemporary electronic music started. Fascinated
by the Chicago House Music, Santos decided to produce a track in his own
bedroom and he bought his first electronic keyboard. In the same period he also
received his first British production 'Theme From S?Express' a track that had the
kind of strong vibe he could really relate too. In 1992 he set up a small studio
together with a friend where he used to spend lots of hours understandind
computers,sofware and composing his music. Two years later in 1994 Santos
made his first record. In '95 Santos was approached by Mantra Vibes a record?
label of Expanded music, for the track SANTOS "THE PIANO". This record created
a lot buzz in the music business and it was included in a lot of djs playlists. His
career was taking off; 3 years later he was part of another important project
called SANTOS & SABINO with the song "LARARARI" (canzone felice), a
commercial shit but unusual record was n1 in half Europe and start to thake
consense and money :). With his innovating and strong mentality Santos along
with Mantra Vibes A&R Marco "PeeDoo" Gallerani created a new sound,
promptly named "Shakadelism". Supported by english Djs as Pete Tong, Steve
Lamacq, Annie Nightingale and Judge Jules from BBC Radio 1, Basement Jaxx and
Ashley Beadle,Chemical Brothers,Fat Boy Slim and many others and the single
'Camels' scored the UK top 10,2 weeks n1 in uk dance chart,n1
Canada,France,Australia... dance charts and on june 18th 2001 the first album 'R
U SHAKADELIC?' was released; the World recognized that THE SHAKADELIC
SOUND had DEFINITELY ARRIVED. Santos fame increased widely all around the world.
He went to play all over Europe, from Ibiza to London (Big Beat Boutique vs. Bugged Out night),
Japan,China and of course Italy and from these experiences once back in the studio he gave life to a very special series of eps.
The 'Helsinki EP' was the first one which includes spanish flavored track 'Ke Dolor' which also
Suara / Defenitive Recordings // Paris (FR)
International DJ, charting producer, in-demand remixer, Beatport Music Awards nominee, Olivier Giacomotto is a proven integral player of the electronic music scene. He first got into production in 1999 working as producer assistant at Townhouse Studios in London, then went back to France with enough experience to start a career of music composer. His tireless need to evolve and grow as creative entity and forward thinking artist always forced this Paris based composer to constantly seek a new musical excitement. Therefore Olivier naturally crossed musical genres and trends always keeping an eye on the original definition of the underground.
In the last 10 years, he progressively found his path into techno, house, electro, tech-house, deep house, and forged his success with constant appearances in the highest ranks of the Beatport charts, the biggest online music store specializing in electronic dance music. His own solid productions and few special collaborations with major artists such as John Acquaviva, Umek, or Popof, have been released on famous labels like Definitive Recordings, Plus 8, Toolroom Records, Mau5trap, or 1605 Music Therapy.
On stage and in front of a crowd, Olivier gradually earned the trust of the most famous venues demonstrating his talent with an undoubtable versatility, and adaptability, always injecting groove and funk inside an inspired blend of electronic flavors. For that reason his name appeared as headliner of major events around the world such as Privilege in Ibiza, Rex Club in Paris, Ministry of Sound in London, Womb in Tokyo, Fabric in Madrid, Pacha in Sao Paulo, Weekend in Berlin, X2 in Jakarta, Zona in Moscow, Sensation White in Cali, or Kabbalah Festival in various cities of Brazil, to name a few…
His unwavering determination to push boundaries sets him apart from the others and his creativity span far beyond the music that’s brought him to international acclaim. Between the hits, Olivier composed several songs for mainstream artists and regularly sells tracks for top-selling video games or Hollywood box office movies : the multinational developer and publisher Rockstar Games licensed four of his tracks for their racing game Midnight Club Los Angeles. Olivier also produced for pop and reggae artists Terry Lynn and Tom Frager. One of his productions for Terry Lynn titled «Stone» was licensed for the soundtrack of Hollywood box office hit «Date Night» with Steve Carell, Tina Fey, and Mark Wahlberg, and «Give Me That Love», coproduced with Tom Frager on the major global music company Universal, have been charted during 2 weeks in the French TOP50 selling thousands of Singles and albums. Always a step ahead, Olivier recently showed once again his unique ability producing an entire movie soundtrack for the US film « The Red Man ».
Partner of the iconic John Acquaviva, they currently co-run the independent music label Definitive Recordings. Launched originally in 1991 by John Acquaviva, Richie Hawtin and Karl Kowalski, Definitive established the housier side of the electronic empire that Hawtin and Acquaviva started with Plus 8 Records in 1990. Definitive’s style of house music was the dominant sound of mid-west North America, being played in raves and after-hours parties everywhere. History has been kind and holds in high regard seminal anthems like « House 4 All » by The Blunted Dummies, « Do Da Doo » by Robotman and « Get House » by Calisto, with the tracks still getting heavy play and licensing action from the industry’s leading lights. After a hiatus in the late 90s, John Acquaviva relaunched Definitive in 2005 including Olivier Giacomotto as his main artist and partner, giving focus to seeking and presenting the latest emerging sounds and talent to the world via a reputable, consistent, and trust-worthy platform.
Suara / Intec / Sino // Girona (ES)
For over 6 years now Dosem has been dropping big room house and techno bombs on labels such as Suara, Carl Cox’s Intec Recordings, Tronic, Bedrock, Break New Soil and more. With a mix of futuristic techno and soulful house approach to his productions, he definitely gives a unique sheen that he can call his own. Releases such as his Suara EP ‘Streetout’ and his remix for Hot Since 82’s “Planes & Trains” demonstrate this characteristic further and have garnered him wide support across the electronic spectrum from DJs such as Sasha, Carl Cox, John Digweed, Joris Voorn and Laurent Garnier.
The trajectory behind Dosem’s exponential rise first occurred when he signed to Technasia’s label Sino in 2008 with his eloquently carved club hit ‘Silent Drop’ (2009). From here his profile flourished and following a re-release of the already cosmic classic ‘Beach Kisses’ on Joris Voorn’s Green label, he soon had material on imprints like Bedrock and Suara. However, the true marker to Dosem’s potential came in 2011 when he unveiled, to critical acclaim, his debut album ‘Parallel’. What followed was a string of sonic releases that included his ‘Origin’ album on Christian Smith’s Tronic imprint, and remixes for artists such Hot Since 82, Technasia, Uner, Coyu, Gregor Tresher, Max Cooper, Henry Saiz…
His global reach as a producer has given rise to his profile as a DJ and seen him become an initiated member of some of the most renowned parties in the world. Today his name can be found on billings for clubs and festivals around the world that include Blue Marlin, Space Ibiza, Berghain, Fabrik, Ministry of Sound, Ushuaia, Pacha, Rex Club, Fuse, Awakenings, Klubbers Day and Monegros Desert Festival.
Paso Music - SCI+TEC - Ideal Audio - Tronic - Minisketch - Berlin (DE)
Given what a vibrant and dense electronic music scene Berlin has, it's not easy to make yourself stand out from the crowd as a producer and to break out of the city's insular musical bubble. But such widescreen, mind-bending and sophisticated techno as that of local hotshot Sebrok was never going to go unnoticed on a wider scale.
Mc Lane started djing in the early 2000s, spinning in some festivals in west of France.
Later, he moved to Paris and played in clubs like Queen Club, Le Studio, Le Garden Club, Club 6…
Between 2006 and 2009, he was resident for the Elengancia party in Toulouse, playing alongside great djs like Dirty South, Enzo Mori & Stephan Clark, Arno Cost, Norman Doray…
He made some appearances at Villa Garden and in after at Ibiza Club, both located in Toulouse.
Taking opportunities, he headlined events in Holland and Switzerland.
Mc Lane hosted some radioshows on webradios during the past 10 years and till now continues to play in Paris.
During his dj set, he delivers his own inspiring house style from minimal to techno and takes the crowd on a musical trip, sharing love and music.
His music projects, his impeccable taste, passion and his humility make it heartfelt and personal for his audience.
Click Muziq Recordings // Buenos Aires (ARG)
Mr Wox starts producing professionally in late 2010. more focused on styles like Techno and Techhouse. In very short time, Mr. Wox has begun work on different labels worldwide.
With influences of today’s most important producers of the new school.
Descending Order // Kiev (UKR)
Deepad was born in Kiev 20 august 1986 year. Interested in music began from the middle of 90th years. Fascination was become by such legendary groups as Depeche Mode, Moloko, De-Phazz, Kraftwerk, Faithless, Moby, Chemical Brothers. From 2002 earnest began to take interest electronic music, and since from 2006 decided on own experiments with a sound, in creating music a lot of attention paid to the quality of the material. Style of works various at minimal/deep/dub techno to afro-beat / jazz / down-tempo /idm.
Never play like a dj, prefers to play exceptionally only alive. Quite often performs at the legendary underground club Cinema(Kiev) with their livepa. Played at parties with such artists like Pablo Denegri(live) / Dubit(live) / Dr.Nojoke(live) / R.Bartz(live) / Tom Ellis(live) / G.Shneider.
At that moment is working for its two projects deepad(with deep/tech-house/lounge sound) and b.p.m.(with minimal/deep/dub-techno sound).He work with many labels, first release off Deepad was at Blumenbeat rec.(Russian) it was one track in compilation Various Artists - Supremus Quam Canor.
Then after few releases with his remix at Berlin label Fach rec. and few EP at Subsels rec., Deepad was release two album one at Fach rec.(dub/deep-house album "B.P.M. - chewed dub") and second at Blumenbeat rec(deep-house album "Deepad - duorum canor") + deepad have one uncommercial album at free net label Deeplimit.
Presently also works on new projects with original and unique dub| idm |deep|glitch sounding.
CLR // Barcelona (ARG)
Pfirter is one of the main icons in South America’s music scene. With a career that spans over a decade Juan Pablo has developed a unique and personal style and can be seen in particular dj sets that venture through the many subgenres of Techno.
Pfirter is nowadays considered Argentina’s biggest international music projection thanks to releases on CLR, Stockholm Ltd, Figure, Synewave, Stroboscopic Artefacts, Apnea and his own music MindTrip Music imprint.
His records are regularly charted and played the likes of Len Faki, Par Grindvik, Chris Liebing, Speedy J, Perc, Terence Fixmer, Richie Hawtin, Joey Beltram, Luke Slater, Lucy and many more.
All of this allows him to perform in Argentina and South America’s best clubs as well as Europe’s most respected; Berghain (Berlin), The End (London), U60311 (Frankfurt), Tresor (Berlin) or ADE (Amsterdam) just to name a few.
Lilly Lab athens based dj & radio producer,Music is her lifeblood. her fascination with electronic music was sparked at the age of 12, as she discovered and became infatuated by dance music.
Les Singes Batteurs // La Rochelle (FR)
Selador / Suara / Renaissance // Nottingham (UK)
Dave Seaman is one of the original movers and shakers of the UK house movement. He has been DJing for over 25 years and has played in over 70 countries around the world. He was an original editor of the clubbers bible, Mixmag, and has remixed and produced for everybody from David Bowie to New Order and Kylie Minogue to the Pet Shop Boys. He has also done over 20 mix compilations for the likes of Global Underground, Renaissance & Radio 1's Essential Mix and also been the main man behind the independent dance music labels, Stress Records, Audio Therapy and now his new imprint, Selador Recordings. Quite simply, Dave Seaman is one of the legends of electronic house music.