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.
VOYAGE DIRECT : FIRST MISSION SAMPLER 1
Voyage Direct / VD 22LP1
Voyage Direct's message comes through loud and clear on the label's first compilation, a collection that takes in both unreleased tracks and a hand-picked selection of classics from the imprint's first five years..
Que Tal Records // Bucharest (ROU)
Catwash records // Lugano (SUI)
Francesco and Lenny aka L'N'F they meet for the first time at an a
legendary rave party in the mid of '90 in Switzerland (Cubik).
They began working together as a Dj in 1999 and opened the Electronic
Wave vinyl shop in Lugano where they mature a strong knowledge of
electronic music through the work with distributions such as Hard Wax
Berlin, Family Affair Milano, TBA and DJ Beat Zurich.
In the same year was born Electronic Wave Event which turned in
various clubs of Mediterranean Swiss arriving in 2006 with a stabile
residence on Livingroom Club Lugano.
They have performed with : Jeff Mills,Robert Hood,dj W!LD,Dj
Rolando,Chicago Skyway,dj Qu ,Zip,Mr.C,Cassy,Seth Troxler,Jamie
Jones,Phill Weeks,Cris Carrier,Marco Carola,Shinedoe,Raudive,etc.
In 2011 they founded the artistic project WLF with their close friend
With WLF they release on Catwash Records,Somethingdifferent and they
remixed artist like : Julian M. , Shadow Gray and Terry Grant.
L'N'F are true workaholic in studio.They make tracks on tracks
receiving greats feedbacks from a lot of the artists in the
underground scene .
Whit the loving help of Dj W!ld they release soon on Catwash records a
They release soon also on Leo Leal's label Unike Muzik an EP remixed
by Brandub and Hanfry Martinez.
Get Physical / Area Remote / Bla Bla // El Cartel De Medellin (COL)
Jose M. & TacoMan is a project created in the middle of 2010 with the intention of doing a unique sound led to the dance floor defined as Funky Deep Tech.
His work together marked the difference in the industry and instantly their tracks achieve positions in Beatport tops and various specialty shops.
Their tracks are in the cases of legendary DJs like Richie Hawtin, Paco Osuna, Joris Voorn, Umek, Sebastien Leger, Popof, Dave Clarke, Mark Knight, René Amesz, Gel Abril, Tom Hades, Andrea Doria, John Acquaviva, Alex Celler, Audiojack, Mathias Kaden, Mendo, Kaiserdisco, Nic fanciulli, Jay Lumen etc
Recently signed to major labels as Get Physical, BlaBla, Material, Trapez etc having a large catalog on vinyl and digital format.
They have performed in countries such as Holland, Spain, Italy, Panama, and at home have monthly residency at the clubs Mansion and Wild Club Medellin city also miss some of the important festivals as UltraMar and Open Minds Festival.
This duo does not stop and this year we have many music surprises!
FRISKY RADIO - Buenos Aires ARGENTINE (ARG)
MARCELO VASAMI (FRISKY RADIO - ARG) His interest in electronic music dates back to his adolescence, mainly by listening to house music.
Les Singes Batteurs // La Rochelle (FR)
BADLY, active member and co-founder of "les singes batteurs"is on the basis an enthusiast of drawing. Having skinned saveral festivals and parties where the undeground eledtronic music is the queen, he decided to add, a new rope to his bow and dedicate itself to the mix. He finds his inspiration trough both styles, distinct and common, house and techno to create during his set an atmosphere between shade and light
Moroko Loko // Rabat (MAR)
Artunique is a collective, a project, a consequence of two young friends gathered by a different vision of Life and art in which they found a common ground. Through discovering the melodic hight tides to enjoying the classique low ones, they mingle music with a unique perception and emotion, conceiving every artistic project they incounter as a journey one has to enjoy and find his/her way in.
Their quest stated from their respective influences , inspired by lucid tunes and smooth tones, to the experience of digging into those references and putting them together… an experience that took quiet a while in the dark and private, and now reviled and offered to all tastes to be discover...
Moon Harbour Recording - Leipzig (DE)
Being born in the mid 80’s on the outskirts of Nuremberg, Michael Melchner witnessed the final moments of
a divided Germany. Following that important decade Melchner became fascinated by electronic music and
hooked on its grooves; buying vinyl, DJing and taking his first steps into music production.
Due to his particular interpretation of house and techno, Melchner won a DJ contest in his hometown in
2004, leading to him becoming resident DJ at Kiss Klub, a monthly party series in one of Nuremberg's most
famous clubs "Die Rakete". Over the following years he developed from a newcomer into a renowned
resident, attracting an ever-increasing fanbase who regularly visited the club especially to hear him play.
On one Kiss Klub night in 2007 he met Moon Harbour head-honcho Matthias Tanzmann, who quickly signed
Melchner’s tracks for his other label Cargo Edition. One year later Michael Melchner's debut "The Things
You Did EP" was released, both the music press and public reacting enthusiastically to his reduced house
Step by step Melchner has climbed the ladder of success, with Matthias Tanzmann being there for his
protégé along the way. Two further releases followed on Cargo Edition "You Understand" and "Four To The
Floor", with the latter bolstered by a fantastic remix by Tanzmann. Melchner has since remixed the work of
Alex Niggemann (Bloop), Tomas Barford (Get Physical) and Dot (Glückskind), and released a track on an
After appearing on the Ten Years of Moon Harbour compilation, the anniversary tour brought him to clubs in
Spain, London and Paris, as well the famous Panorama Bar in Berlin, Robert Johnson in Offenbach and
Womb in Tokyo; a remarkable career already for someone only in his mid-twenties and with so many more
great years ahead of him.
One of the most talented DJs to embark the London scene, Rhythmatic and Coconut Ritz resident, Wesley Razzy is well known for sending house and techno heads spinning across the underground nights in the capital. As part of the respected Rhythmatic collective, the Brazilian born, UK resident producer has put on dancefloor breaking parties with the likes of Marco Carola, ARPIAR, Onur Ozer, Thomas Melchior, Primiesku,
Get Physical / Fabric Records // Toronto (CAN)
They're hungry, they're reckless, they're taking the world by storm with their relentless love beats and fanatical siren songs, they are Azari & III and their medium is the message - free your spirit through raw ass dance music all night long!
The mysterious duo from the northern steppes of Canada started a fire burning with the brazen Hungry For The Power, a single released last fall that is continually blowing up with fans ranging from Annie Mac to Grizzly Bear, Boys Noize to Broken Social Scene. The follow up smash, Reckless (With Your Love), is currently serving up a dose of techno soul so addictively repeatable, you gotta be cautious or you'll get hooked.
With remixes for and by the likes of Health, Munk, Booka Shade, Le Le, Bot'ox, Ali Love, Sidwo? Nacho Lovers, Mano Le Tough, Runaway, Cosmo Vitelli and Mathias Aguayo, wait, lemme catch my breath...its only been 8 months but this outfit is outputting like a sweatshop in July! Let's hope they don't so quickly disappear into the strange abyss from which they came...but somehow I think there is a grander story unfolding here...
Toulouse FRANCE (FR)
Miska makes her first steps as she was fascinated by pioneers like Jeff Mills and Svan Vath.
In 2K11, the meeting with Fudido and Damon Jee (Tic Tac Toe, definitive rec) impulse the vice of deejaying.
Then goes many gigs in Paris: La bellevilloise, Kube, Le Leopard café, Le Sherwoodand... in south of France: Classico café Toulouse, l'Elektro Toulouse, le Rockadelik Carcassonne, l'Inox Toulouse and abroad: Boulevard (Barcelona), MultiLayerLaden (Berlin), Rachdingue (spain), Cocoloco (Costa Rica)...
Miska share the decks with artists and producers like Shonky, Mendo, Robert Dietz, Flex, Damon Jee, Octave, Argy, Heartthrob,Vitalic, Traumer, Pan Pot, Monika Kruse.
She is also resident dj on http://www.pink-city-beats.com/ and in the OVERdrive crew as an active member since 2K11
MIska embodies the new generation of women djs and claimes her own style with a mix of deep and minimal sounds in a very pleasant and feminine way.
Techsoul Records // Amsterdam (NL)
Dirtybird / Mothership / Fabric Rec // San Francisco (US)
Claude VonStroke does not scowl and look mean while he DJs. He does not pretend to know everything and he will be nice to you and your friends. He is grateful to be doing music for a living and he knows that the reason people go to parties is to shake their ass and have fun. If you want to act cool and not have any fun then please do not book him.
VonStroke created dirtybird records in 2005 and has been running everything from A&R to daily operations ever since. The name "Claude VonStroke" was a joke that caught on after he released a series of quirky tracks under the moniker in order to help kick start the dirtybird label. His very first record, “Deep Throat,” used a strange vocal sound effect as percussion to make a sleeper hit selling tens of thousands of copies. The follow-up track, "Who's Afraid of Detroit?" was the catalyst that changed his career from bedroom producer to touring DJ. He has been blessed with similar success stories ever since.
Claude's real name is Barclay, a guy raised in the suburbs of Detroit who wanted to be a filmmaker but always had a knack for music. After several different film careers of varying success he moved to San Francisco and started dirtybird records. Since 2005, dirtybird has carved out a niche as a premiere American dance imprint and has released over 70 EPs. The label is mostly known for dirty house music with distinct hip-hop, funk and drum 'n bass influences.
VonStroke has released two artist albums as well as a Fabric mix and countless remixes for a wide range of commercial and underground artists from Indy rock group “The Rapture” to Detroit techno legend Kevin Saunderson. In an effort to give something back to the community VonStroke unveiled a new sub-label “mothership” in 2007. A large percentage of the label’s proceeds go to a music school for children in Detroit, Michigan.
Tour wise, Claude has headlined almost every major club, festival and basement after-party in the world. The outdoor dirtybird parties in San Francisco’s scenic Golden Gate Park have also become a legendary summer destination point for both locals and international travelers.
But like we said at the start, Claude VonStroke is only coming to see you if you want to enjoy yourself and get sweaty and nasty. If you want to wear a sweater and frown in the VIP section, he is not the right DJ for you.