Plaisir Records / PLA001
1st release of new French label Plaisir Records by the artist Zendid, with a VID remix !!
Support: tINI, Faster, Anthea, Ada Kaleh
Here, you're going to get into a serious classy bunch of tracks, where melodies interlace with round beats and basslines. The Wood Lesty's voice will enter your brain and will never leave it. The cherry on the cake (already rather tasty) is Vid Reconstruction Mix: a little 15 minutes diamond where he settles gradually his talent, involving the famous voice of the original mix with a compulsion of claps to end in second part of the remix with angelic choirs deserving of the most beautiful opera
8 Bit Records / 8BIT087
Believer, Ellic, Poluc - Johnny D returns to Nick Curly & Gorge s 8bit imprint with a major release! It s been a while since his last EP, but time only made him better. Believer EP is a three track masterpiece and proof of Johnnys keen eye for detail as well as his ability to transport a certain feel to the dancefloor. This unique symbiosis conveys into an organic touch and brings live to each production. Get into the vibe!
Apollonia / APO015
There's no doubt that the Apollonia trio are on fire, 2014 has been a whirlwind of Berlin studio production, to reigning in Ibiza, to dropping their debut album Tour à Tour to a rapturous reception. But straight back to the label with a new EP, they proudly present breaking talent Diego Krause.Hailing from East Berlin, Krause already caused a stir amongst the heads with releases on his own label Unison Wax and co-owned Beste Modus, Unison Wax 02 swiftly landing itself a 4/5 on Resident Advisor and pricking up the ears of the Apollonia boys.Serving up three quality tracks very much in-keeping with Apollonia's own sound, you can easily imagine any one fitting perfectly into the later hours of their B2B2B sets. 'Right About Now' establishes its presence with a powerful bassline and solid clap, before deep swirling synths enter, as does an echoing xylophone to truly euphoric effect. The slightly eerie, but mostly intoxicating, 'Dreams' brings a subtle groove and conjures up those early morning moments, while 'Manitu' the most peak-team of the three, is a bouncy number full of positive energy and a strong tech-house edge, that will go down a treat on any dancefloor
Get Physical // Berlin (DE)
Techsoul Records / Loco Records // Catania (ITA)
Mobilee Records - Berlin (DE)
Music is the Lifeblood of Dan Curtin. From his beginnings in early 1990s Cleveland, Ohio, to
current day Berlin, Germany, the pioneering DJ and producer continues to defy conventions and
push boundaries as an integral member of the mobilee records crew.
Taking original inspiration from the early eras of techno and electro, Curtin has experimented with
a vast number of styles, producing innovative stateside sounds of every variety. His fascination
with electronic music was sparked a decade earlier as he discovered the burgeoning hip-hop
movement, along with new wave, electro, and other sonic innovations of the 1980s. Further
futuristic explorations of house and techno prompted Curtin's own studio-based experimentations,
which soon became his primary focus.
Curtin's impressive discography dates back to 1992, with his first releases for Detroit's 33RPM
Records and Belgium's Buzz Records. He soon inked his own production hub, Metamorphic
Recordings, which remains actively committed to quality techno and electronica to this day.
Curtin's unwillingness to restrict himself to a singular style has been instrumental to releases such
as his albums Silicon Dawn, Web Of Life and Art & Science on Peacefrog Records, and for
influential imprints such as Strictly Rhythm and Sublime.
In 2003 Curtin shifted towards a funkier production sound, and his creative instincts urged him
towards the fast-paced electronic music scene of Berlin. This relocation triggered a string of well-
received releases for Tuning Spork, Klang Elektronik and Soma, followed by Pull Up, Dan's debut
for Berlin imprint Leena. The release marked a new chapter in Dan's musical career, as he
followed it with the trio of Other, Beat Fiend and Mr. Bean Do An E for Leena's sister label
mobilee records. The mobilee association was cemented with the release of Lifeblood in 2010, a
full-length opus that is as much a testament to techno's expressive potential, as it is to Curtin's
mastery of the form.
Over 70 singles, 9 albums and 20 years later, Dan Curtin is as innovative and vital as he has ever
been. All the while, he has cemented his international reputation as a DJ, appearing at many of
the world's best clubs, and ever aware of the vital give-and-take relationship between the DJ and
Dan Curtin is undoubtedly one of the key players in the development of electronic music as we
know it today, and now alongside mobilee, his vision, passion, and love of music will continues to
drive him in all that he does and all that will come.
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.
Transmission / Lessizmore // Georgia (GEO)
In 2002, at the age of 15 years old, two friends from Georgia, Achi Tabukashvili & Levan Lolishvili, began to compose electronic music.. A few years later they make their first Minimal Techno tracks which came out on different Net labels.
At the same time they begin DJ-ing in different clubs and their first release was introduced in 2007 on Georgian-English label “Piso Records”.
The same year they came out with new releases.
In 2008 they already actively compose music and work together with such famous DJs as
Alex under, Ambivalent, Apparat, Damian Schwartz, Paco Osina, Luca Bachetti, Barem, Someone else, Ryan crosson, Butane, From karaoke to stardom, Misc and others.
Moreover, the same year they decide to begin a new project called Autumn Tree and under its name they will make new music tastes and influences including:
Experimental, Idm, Glitch, Deep House and Downtempo. .
At the end of the year at the Electronic Music Rewarding they received title The Best Musicians of the Year.
Their tracks are played by the famous djs as :
Richie Hawtin, Pan Pot, Dubfire, Adam Bayer and more...
Just Jack / Addicted Music / Visionquest // Berlin (GER)
Matthew Burton has been involved in electronic music for over 10 years with his passion for quality
underground dance music starting with trips to the bomb nightclub in nottingham when he was still in his
teens.He then, slowly but surely, began producing electronic music. After finishing the first full track
that he was completely happy with, Matthew was instantly addicted and has been solidly making underground,
groove-ridden music for over 6 years.
Matthew started working with Nottingham based shrink Records and then quickly went on to work with Multi
vitamins and Connect Four Records. He has recently been working closely with Leftroom and Retrofit, which
are both London based labels, and is releasing on Sammy Dee's new label, Ultrastretch. Matthew has also recently released music with nick lawson on both visionquest and fear of flying record labels.
Alongside producing, Matthew began dj'ing back in 2006. He started to play regularly at Stealth nightclub
in Nottingham and from then on, momentum picked up for spinning records in his local midlands area.
In 2008, a move to Berlin saw him able to play at top venues like Panorama Bar, Weekend club, Club Der
Visionaire and many more.
Matthew's dj style is very ecclectic with him combining slow and trippy house and techno with dark
electronica, also squeezing in dub reggea and african influenced music. When playing, he is not afraid to
slip between styles arguing that the main thing that matters is that all the music has lots of groove and
One Records //
Subb-an and Adam Shelton set up their One Records in November 2009, shaping the label with a mixture of their own original productions and
collaborative projects, whilst showcasing an array of both homegrown and international talent.
Since the label's inception they have built up a catalogue of quality underground sounds and established a family of diverse artists, including Kris Wadsworth, Geddes, Jordan Peak, jozif, Alex Arnout, Bonar Bradberry and Shaun Reeves.
From the deep and grooving to the driving old-school, via disco-tinted melodies, One Records is now a trusted beacon on today's house and techno scene and a label synonymous with good times.
As such, spring 2012 arrives with a plethora of solid productions on the horizon, including DJ W!ld, Anthea, Hector and Burnski penciled in the calendar, along with remixes from Dan Ghenacia, Subb-an, Richy Ahmed and Adam Shelton.
High Voltage Radio / Space Club / We Love // Ibiza (ES)
Eleven years ago Daisy Heartbreaker, an “exotic rock chick-singer” landed on the White Island from
Mexico via Los Angeles starting and pursuing then her DJ career.
In April 2007, Guardian newspaper’s The Guide (UK) - described DJ Daisy Heartbreaker as “Ibiza’s
Indie- Rock Pioneer of the new millennium”.
In summer 2008, the ‘Heartbreaker DJ set at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel launch night attracted the
attention of international media, who featured the artist in music publications and on TV shows talking
about her performance as, according to M8 magazine, “Ibiza’s great Jet-Setter female DJ with fresh
But 2009 was when Daisy’s style really evolved into a well balanced fusion of ‘avant garde electronic’ &
classic rock punk sounds which result has been the new ‘Rocktronica’ wave, as the DJ herself,
branded her unique style back then.
She then launched her HIGH VOLTAGE night alongside Reclaim the Dance Floor by Ibiza Rocks at
EDEN Club, reviewed by MixMag (UK) her DJ style as ‘proper indie-dance sounds’.
2010 and 2011 saw her take up prominent residencies at ‘Come Together’ at Space club, a
groundbreaking fusion night of live music, indie, rock and electronica masterminded by the SafeHouse
Management, also responsible for the monumental Carl Cox parties on Tuesdays.
In 2012, D.Heartbreaker continued her regular presence on SPACE terraces as ‘Malaputa Rock’ joined
up with Spain’s live promoters Dr. Music Fest. – who brought ‘Beat & Raw’ party for a season of
successful Fridays in the club. She could also be found in Space’s - El Salon - room at We Love…
Sundays, jamming with the locals as Ibiza town’s Lo Cura Bar (where she also plays) hosted their get
togethers. She ended the season with a bang, playing a 2hr set at the ‘Grand Closing Party’ of SPACE.
In summer 2013, Daisy will be back at SPACE club playing exclusive dates for the well known English
brand WE LOVE…, she will carry on with her weekly residence at infamous LO CURA bar in Ibiza town
& LO CURA lounge at Boutique Hostal Salinas, a few more dates TBA playing around the island at
special events & unique venues!
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
Say What Records // London (UK)
Producer, DJ and all round nut job, Ettica combines House, Techno and his own flavour of Tech House, with precision and ingenuity. It’s all about dirty bass line grooves, chunky beats, massive build ups and detonating drops, fusing hard grimy beats with tribal Brazilian drums and twisted techno vibes. He not only manages to create an exciting balance of all but delivery is achieved with a spicy, hypnotic deepness.
Having been trained in classical guitar as a youngster, Ettica dropped it all for the bright lights and unfathomable lure of rave culture. Captivated by dance music, he started producing at the age of 14, pulling banging Drum‘n’Bass, Hardcore, Hardhouse and Breakbeat tunes out of the bag. At the ripe old age of 29 and in collaboration with Fiasco, lot49 and death proof recordings, Ettica has dusted off and polished up and is now producing some very unique music.
Infamous for mixing it all up, Ettica’s DJ sets are structured to the same rhythm as his writing; a jumbled assortment of everything from bass line electro, gritty techno and everything in between.
Catwash Records / Get Physical / Safari Electronique // Leeds (UK)
James Barnsley's focus for the last 5 years has been his music production. Being a lover of house music from his early teens James's musical talent and hard work in the studio has already paid off, seeing him signed to some of the worlds leading heavy weight labels such as Get Physical, Murmur, Safari Electronique, Catwash, and Overall Music as well as receiving remix requests from the likes of Pura Music.
His Production like his Dj’ing has received a great amount and support from world premier dj’s such as Richie Hawtin, Steve Bug, D’julz, Josh Wink and Chris Carrier amongst others. With his catchy and tight production shown in tracks such as 'Acid Tambourine' and 'Oh SHit' and his forth coming 'Spellbinder EP' on Innercircle, James keeps things real and underground and his music always works the dance floor!
As a young DJ James got his residency at the world renowned Back to Basics. He is also the owner of the infamous 'Stinky's Peephouse' which is one of Leeds best clubs where James spins regularly alongside some of the best DJ’s in the world and some of his main influences, such as Kerri Chandler, D'julz to name a few. The club was also home for 6 years to the Back to Basics . As well as Basics James has also played guest slots at some of the UK's leading club nights gigs like Mulletover, Just Jack and Below as well as many gigs across europe.
Watch this space as there is a lot more to come from this talented lover of all things house over the next year.
Fantastic Friends Rec / Ovum / We Are // Berlin (GER)
Alongside working together with Niklas Ehrlin and Henrik Larsson on their main and wellknown project in the 90's, Headroom, Patrik Skoog began a solo project, darker and more tribal-technoinfluenced in comparison to the collaborations. After releasing the first output on German and American labels he then decided to set up Native Diffusion records for these type of tracks.This focused mainly on own productions, but also showcased remixes from the likes of Damon Wild, W.J Henze, Inigo Kennedy, Slobodan, Takaaki Itoh & Hardcell. As of 2003 and 2004 other talent started to appear on the label as well, respected producers and newcomers to the techno-scene alike.
2004 also saw Headroom´s debut release on the classic New York-label Synewave getting licensed to the "Exhibitionist" CD and DVD compilation, compiled and mixed by world renowned DJ Jeff Mills, and as the popularity of their style of techno increased over the last years, remix offers also dropped in frequently. Patrik did one for fellow Swede Adam Beyer and his now classic Drumcode imprint, which shortly thereafter lead to more releases on Drumcode, and the sublabel Truesoul.
Being a technical Dj with great sense for momentum and trackselection Skoog has played and continues to play praised gigs in the USA, UK, North- and South America and all across Europe. In early 2005 a new project was found in "Agaric" where he explores the slower, deeper realms of techno and house and with productions on his well-received labelproject named "We Are", Patrik has gained appreciation from dj’s such as Richie Hawtin or James Holden, and you have seen a big change in performances as well as trackwork, where he excurts further and further away from playing the typical hard sound from which he was known, and more often than not he performs a deeper variety of tracks that hints of a new modern take on his early influences from the likes of Robert Hood, Wolfgang Voigt or Plastikman, still with high intensity and energetic groove. The following year the Native Diffusion label is being put on ice, ending after six years at number 19 in the series and Patrik starts to perform liveacts all over the world with the Agaric project -premiering at one of the leading festivals for innovative electronic music in the Nordic countries, Public Service.
Early 2007 nearly a decade after the debut on the Loop label and over one hundred vinyl-releases later, Agaric relocates to and gets involved in the ever so evolving and vibrant electronic music-scene in Berlin, Germany playing gigs at local clubinstitutions including Watergate, Tresor & Panoramabar.