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..
Kittball Records / Suara / 100% Pure // Solingen (GER)
Growing up in a small industrial town in Germany and confronted with the boredom that comes with it, Tube & Berger, aka Arndt Roerig and Marko Vidovic, found music at an early age. Then, age sixteen, the two found themselves performing stage shows in a punk band when the ‘90s House and Techno boom hit town.
Driven by the challenge of giving electronic music an organic and “live character”, they made their breakthrough in 2004. The Song „Straight Ahead“ featuring new wave legend Chrissie Hynde climbed straight to the top of the US Billboard Dance Radio Charts and bookings from all over the world started to roll in.
Wanting to have the freedom to pave their own musical path and not have to bow down to a major label dictatorship, or be lured by money-grabbing managers, the two decided to establish their own label “Kittball Records”, with their friend and colleague Dj Juliet Sikora. Kittball was an immediate success and soon found itself amongst the ranks of the top Tech and Deep house labels, with its tracks regularly played by the international Dj Elite.
The three ‘Kittballers’ are also responsible for the „It Began In Africa“ charity project. The project, which helps young African musicians, has released two compilations and received massive support from artists such as Timo Maas, Ida Engberg, Format B and Pirupa.
After “Free Tribe”, Tube & Berger reached the Beatport number 1 spot once again with the track “Lovebreak” Featuring Milan Euringer and their newest release “Pleasure Dip” on the Spanish label Suara can be found in many DJ and download charts.
After 8 years of constant touring and gigs in some of the world’s renowned clubs (Cocoon Club-Frankfurt, Sankey’s-Manchester, Club A-Sao Paulo), Tube & Berger still found the time to release their first studio album titled “Introlution”, which was highly praised by both critics and fans alike.
2012 was definitely a busy year for the duo and 2013 is looking like it’s going to be their best year yet!
The Zoo Project - Ibiza (FR)
Present in Ibiza every season since over 11 years. Jeancedric is undoubtedly a figure of Ibiza. His the search for quality and his desire to share his sound tracks that keep the winding path of underground music. His collection of Vinyls represents his travels and his multiculture but that's the digital interface has opened doors and give the opportunity exciting to play with the loops, effects and harmonies; to bring the energy shine. European in his heart, famous for its set House-Tech, the Parisian is a guest appreciated in countries like the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Spain. In addition to these residences at The Zoo Project or SNP in Privillege (Biggest club in the world), he can be found behind the decks of special places like the Underground or the cosmopolitan Km5 of Ibiza. In a close future he has the project to manage his own internet radio associated with a digital label to promote his vision of electronic music.
Moon Harbour Recording - Berlin (DE)
Born in Hannover in 1972, Chris grew up surrounded by the sounds of his parent’s disco music. They further
encouraged his ambitions on his sixteenth birthday with a set of Technics 1210’s, unsurprisingly it wasn’t too
long before he started to spin records out and about. In 1990 he managed to organise one the first ever
techno parties in Hannover, which went on to feature the likes of Carl Cox, WestBam, and Ricardo
Ten years later in the year 2000, Chris decided to take a break and went to reside in Leipzig for a few years
before moving to Berlin and rejoining the music scene in 2004 to host ‘The sound of Berlin’, on one of the
first internet radio stations courtesy of Australia’s Pulse Radio. It was around this time that Chris also started
to produce his own music, 2008 saw his debut release ‘Hypnotoad’ on WBA-Records. A year later, his finest
moment to date surfaced when Einmaleins label owner Eik signed his first EP “Definition” in Feb 2009 with
“Limbo Taxi” following a month on.
A succession of successful remixes and features followed; “Two In One” in the company of Dan Drastic on
Moon Harbours Inhouse Vol. 3, a remix of Pawas ‘s “Mac Dub” on UK label Fear of Flying, not forgetting
“African Children” on Loco Dice’s ‘The Lab’ compilation in April 09. November 2009 saw material on Luna
Records, Fear Of Flying as well as the landmark 50th release on Einmaleins.
The successful EP 'Sick' was released January 2010 on Fear Of Flying which, not only was charted heavily
by artists such as Loco Dice, Matthias Tanzmann, Lauhaus, Gorge and others, but was also entered into the
top 50 of Resident Advisors all-time top 100. This resulted in Moon Harbour asking Chris to join their
Remixes for Audiofly ''Sweeter Than Remixes'' (alongside Tiefschwarz and Dyed Soundoroum) on
Supernature and Lewis Boardman 'Mist' on NRK followed on in April & May. 2010 looks to be a productive
year for Chris Lattner.
Melizma / Cigarra Fm // Santiago De Chile
Searching for sound connection between deepness and movement, Trabko was destined to share its influence with the audience. This movement appears along with guitars and sound effects from the 1990s and its evolution towards the giant leap into the world of noise, vibrations, frequencies...
Now after 10 years of playing records and nurturing his style with the electronic music under the wing of Cigarra.fm Trabko has had the opportunity to present his music in the best national clubs, leading him to travel throughout South America and Europe, playing with various artists from around the world. Currently, he is working on his own project entitled ¨Cosmovision¨ MELI -WITRAN which aims to give body and its own sound, developed through all of his Musical knowledge and experiences, mixed with all the mysticism and wisdom of the organic nature of his motherland, Chile.
Babiczstyle / Systematic Recordings / Audiomatique / Kompakt // Cologne (GER)
ROBERT BABICZ - ON A MISSION WITH SOUNDS AND EMOTIONS
Rob Acid / Dicabor / Sontec / Atlon Inc. / Department of Dance / Acid Warrior / Pumpgun Pro / Colone / Origin / Tannenhof / Twirl / Church Window
Robert’s musical output is inspiring and staggering. A true one-man operation, he writes, records and performs solo; commanding an ever-expanding touring schedule, tailoring the music he creates to the cities he visits. But that’s only part of the puzzle, Babicz's art is comprised of more than just his music. He films everything. Using his music to open doors and build relationships with people in only the way music can, he then records his experiences and interaction on film, both still and moving, later editing the images together as a picture track to his audio. Robert creates short films that capture the emotions, colours and feel of his trips, his music and the people he finds who want to be part of that experience. In turn these then also have an effect on his music colouring his emotive, unique take on electronica with a very human feel.
Rejected / Material // Toronto (CAN)
If music is the Universal language then Toronto Native, Carlo Lio is surely multilingual. It is this universal appeal that has allowed Carlo to speak to so many people without ever having to say a word. His ability to capture sounds and emit them so expressively is a gift. Music has always been a priority in Carlo’s life; anyone who witnesses him gracing the decks can attest to this. Carlo can turn a careful observer into a dancer through the raw emotion and passion in his music. Music is a language; it is a means of connectivity, intimacy and communication and Carlo has brilliantly captured and shared this with his fans.
As a DJ, producer: & businessman. His continued efforts both in and out of the booth have paid off. Teaming up with studio partner Nathan Barato to create Rawthentic Music, Carlo has been pounding out numerous quality hits which have received plenty International support. His unique signature style that’s driven by a relentless, sexy, hypnotic, techy groove is sure to leave you mesmerized.
Carlo has so instinctively tapped into that ‘human experience’ that millions of club goers have sought after and has taken so many on a journey into sound. With his flawless and imaginative mixing and his mind-blowing programming, Carlo preaches a gospel of repetitive beats. His fast, deep pulsing tech-house, or groovy, chuggy minimal are inspirational and he credits his latest sound to a few o fhis most current influences; Dubfire, Paco Osuna, Loco Dice & Marco Carola ... but the list really goes on!
Carlo emulates great confidence and is a strong visionary and leader in Toronto’s club culture. If you have a yearning hunger for the beat, just open wide; Carlo will satisfy your mind, body and soul and leave you salivating for more.
Input Selector / Tablon Records / Trax Mag // Nantes (FR)
Creator of Input Selector writing for Trax Magazine, also signed on Tablon Records, Elevation Recordings, Release Sustain & Glacis Records. Arnaud already shared the stage with Tevo Howard, Portable aka Bodycode, Jef K, Dj Deep, Noze, Le Loup, Seuil, Tom Ellis, Daze Maxim, Flori, Leif, Etienne De Crecy, Miss Kittin, Dan Ghenacia and many more…
00.06.12 | Arnaud - Colloc Vinzaïe EP [Tablon Records] - Vinyl
01.10.11 | Bearight & Lookleft - Rainy Daze (Arnaud Remix) [Release Sustain] - Digital
13.09.10 | Baffa - Baffa - Walice In Onderland (Arnaud & Roquette Remix) [Elevation Recordings] - Digital
London - Berlin (DE)
The Moustache Mamas embrace an ‘if it rocks the party, we will give it to you on a platter…so lap it up!’ attitude. These ladies of leg-kicking abandon mix it up with the best - serving Nu Disco, House & Cosmic Funk – if it has muscle, its on their decks.
Lola Ed / Claque Musique / Melizma // Paris (FR)
A native of Paris, Jef K started mixing records in 1992 after spending nine months in London. His deep, groovy and sexy house sets made him quickly earn a reputation as one of the fastest rising DJs amongst the French house scene.
Jef had long time monthly residencies in prestigious clubs like Rex Club (Paris 1998 - 2003), Respect (Paris 1996 - 2008), Fuse (Brussels 2000- 2004) and Robert Johnson (Frankfurt 1999 - 2005)
He has played festivals such as Borealis in Montpellier, Soma, Lunacy, Xanadu and Magic Garden in Paris. A huge traveler, bringing his skills to the top clubs in Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Shangai, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Rio De Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Dubai, Bahrein, Capetown, Johannesburg, Durban, Moscow, Llubjana, Sofia, Prague, Budapest, Sarajevo, Krakow, Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg, London, Nottingham, Brighton, Birmingham, Ibiza, Madrid, Barcelona, La Coruna, Lisbon, Porto, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Antwerp, Brussels, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago and many other cities around the world.
In 1996, Jef worked A & R for the French label Distance. Since then, he has been responsible for six compilations on the label- five volumes of the "My House" series, and the third volume of the "French Sessions" series. These compilations had a great response nationally and internationally, and were rated "Compilation Of The Year" by magazines such as Coda and Trax.
In 1997, Krypton/ Sony France released Jef's "Paris-Chicago Express" CD- a Cajual and Relief compilation. In the same year, he and Cyril K (E-Troneek Funk) produced a track called "First Step" which appeared on the "Aline Can Dance" compilation project released by Small/Sony.
In June 2000, "Watch Out! 2000" was released- another mix-CD reflecting Jef's residency at the Watch Out! Party at the Rex Club.
In 1999, Jef teamed up with his brother Antoine, aka DJ Tony Silver, to launch the Silver Network and Fast Forward FFWD record labels. Silver Network's first release by Iz & Diz- the What We Need EP, appeared in the Hype Chart of DJ Magazine and was given four stars by MUZIK. It was later remixed by Pepe Bradock and Freaks. The first Fast Forward release by E-Troneek Funk was rated a five out of five twice in MUZIK and appeared in UPDATE reviews.
Silver Network's other releases include artists Kemetic Just (USA), Nightsource aka DJ Rasoul and Miguel Migs (USA), Hanna (USA), Toka Project (UK), Ciudad Feliz (Argentina), Hanna (USA), Patrik Richard (Sweden), Neon Heights (UK), Karu (USA), Spirit Catcher (B), Chris Carrier (F), Chez Damier (USA), Gwen Maze (F), DJ Valentin (F), death On The Balcony (UK) and remixers Pepe Bradock (F), Charles Webster (UK), Alex Kid (F), Dixon (D), Freaks (UK), Fresh & Low (UK) to name a few.
Fast Forward's releases include work by Tim Shumaker and JT Donaldson (USA), Natural Rhythm (USA) and Swirl People (B).
Jef started a new label with partner Holmar Filipsson, Crack & Speed. The first release was out in the spring of 2002. The C&S artists so far are: Freestyle Man feat. G. Spruce (D), Volga Select (F), Krikor (F), John Howard (USA), Scott Pace (USA), Dj Spettro (USA), Mr Negative (USA), Freaks (UK), Spencer Filipsson Experience (USA), Jerome Pacman (F), Phil Weeks (F), DJ Terry (F), Chris Carrier (F), Guillaume La Tortue (F), Formule Express (F), Chloé (F), Abe Duque (USA), Jay haze (USA). The label was closed in 2008 and had a huge response by the press and international DJ's.
In 2009, Jef teamed up again with his old friend / partner Chris Carrier and released three new Silver Network references. "Morning EP", "Chaka EP" and "Fever EP". All three of them had great response from press and DJ's. The track "Morning" was compiled by Agoria for his mix-CD "Balance" (Stomp Music Australia).
In June 2010 was released "In My System", a collaboration between Jef, Chris Carrier and Chicago legend Chez Damier under the name "The Gathering". Jef K's own "System Mix" had a huge response from all the House Dj's in the world, was charted and played by major DJ's like Ricardo Villalobos, Zip, Radio Slave, Soul Clap etc .... and was rated #7 in the Resident Advisor Top 50 tracks of the year 2010. The track was later remixed by The Revenge, I:Cube, Milton Jackson, Soul Minority, Dj Shade & Steve Ferrand ....
In september 2010 Jef teamed up with partner Gwen Maze and started a productive collaboration with track "Want You Back" (Silver Network) and remixes for Claque Musique, Composite Recordings, Elevation, Moodmusic, Cecille Records, Rebirth, Akbal, Indigo Raw, SUOL, Rue de Plaisance, Airdrop, One records, Pooled Music, Turquoise Blue .... and many more projects to be announced ...
Surely 2012 will be a splendid year for Jef K ...
OVERdrive // Toulouse (FR)
Passion for electronic music came while Dadou was traveling around the world. Tahiti where he feds himself with reggae, rock and psyché, Morocco at the famous Transahara Festival with Trance music and finally in Spain where he mets Yoan L Mit who is Rachdingue Surrealist resident dj. Techno became his style of predilection at this time.Influenced by artists like MINILOGUE, IAN O'DONOVAN, RODRIGUEZ Jr, APPARAT or even DEPECHE MODE, Dadou decides to try himself at deejaying in late 2012. A few month later, he won OVERdrive DJ Contest and gets the chance to produce himself in a big venue like INOX ELECTRONIC CLUB and shares the decks with SEUIL and OVERdrive resident djs. The feeling was so good that he was invited to join OVERdrive DJ Crew as well as a volunteer of the team. Dadou had the chance to play in clubs like Le coup d'Etat (Tlse), Kost After Club ( Tlse ) , Beaucoup Bar ( Tlse) , INOX CLUB ( Tlse) , TERRAZZA ( Tlse ) and The famous Rachdingue ( Spain ) for his 45th Birthday . He played alongside artists like Rodriguez Junior , Roberto Capuano , Gabriel D'or & Bordoy , FLEX , Vincenzo .. His Vision of music oscillates between Techno , Progressive & Melodic universe with Captivating strings , mystic atmospheres , strong and groovy rythms .