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..
TIM PARIS / ARTTU / SEX JUDAS / RICKY
Marketing Music / MKG23
big with: Matt Walsh, Jef K, Kolombo, Cosmo Vitelli, Joakim, Luke Solomun, Morpheus, Slam, Alexkid, Anthony Collins,... Meet Sex Judas (Sex to his mother). A sexual vigilante and underground musical entrepreneur working in tandem with his trusted sidekick Ricky since the dawn of time (or the death of Jesus). Myth has it that after the infamous >kiss<, Judas was damned to live on earth for eternity. He decided to make the best of it and delved head first into his true passion, music. Known as a motherfucker on the >Uggav< since his early teens, he emerged in the underground sounds of Judea and never looked back. Judas & Ricky state they are on a mission to play music that reflects the real life, in all its horny, absurd, joyous and yes sometimes evil ways…with emphasis on the bass of course! So what you now hold in your hands is the glorious first vinyl offering from Sex Judas and Ricky >Sex according to Judas< telling the story as it is, blending the old school sounds of Chicago with a modern day longing for bass and ass, with a steaming sex toy edit by Tim from Paris to go.
Moroko Loko / Death by Analog / Casbour Records // Casablanca (MRC)
Driss Skali was born august 1979 in the famous city of Casablanca, Morocco. In 1997, Driss found his passion; Electronic music.
His love for music was so intense that he journeyed to Montreal to broaden his horizons and allow him to live for his passion.
Once in Montreal, he got a job at Terminal Records. Being surrounded by established djs, only fueled his passion further. Over
the past decade, Driss has learned to blend house, tech house, and minimal to his own blend of house music. Perfecting his
skills allowed him the opportunity to play some of Montreal's hottest clubs: Living Room, Stereo Bar, Tribe HyperClub, and
UpperClub. He also held a successful residency at the world famous, Aria After Hours.
Driss has shared the decks with international Stars like, Steve Lawler, Tiesto, Danny Tenaglia, Mylo, Nick Warren, Carl Cox
among many others. He also played major events like Sundance Music Festival and the Playa Gathering Tour.
Driss is enjoying enormous success as a Circus After Hours resident headlining monthly and playing alongside world-renowned
djs on occasion. He is also a Pacha resident in Marrakech for the We Love Morocco Nights, and newly, and proud resident of
Moroko Loko !
Dame Music - Lima (US)
It's difficult to summarize Jay Haze's ten-year musical career, but in concentrated form: producer, DJ and record label owner. Whether working in the studio or behind the decks in the club, he is a pro at getting people to react. Jay left Philadelphia in the early 00s and is now based in Berlin, also home of his house/techno record labels TuningSpork and Contexterrior. He DJs several times per year in the city's famed Watergate club, and also holds a quarterly residency at Fabric, London – in addition to his stops throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America.
Jay has also released tracks and remixes on literally dozens of other labels, often under a variety of pseudonyms, such as Fuckpony (for BPitch, Get Physical and Cocoon) and Sub Version (for Soul Jazz). Apart from his solo work, Jay has collaborated with the likes of Ricardo Villalobos and Samim, and has remixed numerous other artists such as DJ Hell & P. Diddy, Gui Boratto and even Yann Tiersen's theme from Amelie, which became a crossover hit. Haze's productions constantly find their way into the sets of top-tier DJs like Richie Hawtin and M.A.N.D.Y.
Starting with his debut full-length Love for a Strange World (Kitty-Yo, 2005) and continuing with Love & Beyond (TuningSpork, 2008), Jay stepped outside of dance music into other realms such as pop, hip-hop and dubstep. His adventurous mix compilation Fabric47 (2009) brought immense praise, and it also launched his new campaign DJs for DRC to help victims in the war-torn Congo: he donated all his money from the CD sales toward the charity Merlin, and having encouraged a number of other DJs to donate money from gigs, aims to travel to the Congo to shoot a documentary and raise awareness. Still active on the music front, of course, Jay has just released the second Fuckpony album and has been focusing on crafting new sounds for other vocalists.
Kanzleramt / Cocoon // Berlin (GER)
Born in the small town Wittenberg, Germany, in 1980. The Berlin-based Techno producer and DJ, He has been working in the scene as DJ/ Live Act, Producer and Remixer since 1995. Ray Kajioka is best known for his output on Kanzleramt Music. (Especiallly for his releases “Sparks” and “Thrill”, released 2011/12, “Never Ending” on Cocoon Recordings, which became huge hits and have been listed in many DJ charts), as well as for his remixes for Joel Mull, Dave Clarke, Secluded, Elbee Bad, Estroe, Alexander Kowalski, Marc Romboy, SIS, Santos & David Gtronic, Pawas, Beroshima etc.
A distinguishing and striking aspect of his music is certainly the warm spheric and impulsive sound, which is constantly present in all his productions. Ray’s live and DJ-performance encompasses all the elements of today’s modern Techno/ Nu-House, but has its feet firmly planted in the roots of the Detroit-vibe. “The typical Ray-sound!”, as some call it simply, is appreciated all around the globe and had taken him to events international-wide.
Meanwhile Ray Kajioka found a new residency at the legendary venue Berns, Stockholm in Sweden.
Barcelone ESPAGNE (ES)
House - Nu Disco
1996-2003 : TOULOUSE - South of France - SPAIN Resident & Artistic Director in the best institutional scene in Toulouse, the « Classico » During these years, I’ve played with many DJS such as Carl Cox, Trevor rockliffe, Dj Pierre, Joey Negro, Chloé, Mlle Caro, Schatrax, Jack de Marseille, David Caretta, Technasia, Fafa Monteco, Cyril K, Jeff K, Pépé Bradock ….
Ooooze / Tokyo Loves / Womb // Tokyo (JPN)
You won't find many people in the world who has taken the clubbing to the professional level like Raha, an artist based in Tokyo. Using the world as his stage, Raha takes a totally hands-on and floor-centric approach, and works under the belief that real dance music exists not at home or on the Internet, nor in VIP areas at clubs, but rather, exactly where it belongs... on the dance floor.
In 2008, Raha started his full-fledged DJ career within Japan. The aesthetics he developed during his long career and achievements as a street dancer in the '90s still act as a huge influence on his current activities as a DJ. His work always focuses on the groove and the dancefloor, which has earned him a huge following of both casual listeners, as well as real clubers with highly trained ears.
Focusing on the Romanian house sound presently conquering the global scene, Raha has invited such artists as Rhadoo and Petre Inspirescu to Japan for his most recent club project, "Beat In Me". This project has grown into one of Tokyo's most successful parties, one of the very few that continues to stay faithful to the underground.
In 2012, he began serializing his own travelogues, entitled "IBIZA through RAHA's eyes" as a regular columnist on "clubberia", Japan's most popular dance music website. He reports on imminent trends within the world scene based on his own real experiences, giving him the ability to influence party lovers all over Japan, far more than he ever expected, while solidifying his position at the forefront of the scene.
Wearing both hats of "performing artist" and "producer", Raha consistently finds himself creating parties which sit at the cross-section of the most up-to-date dance music scenes, and is already established as one of Tokyo's most important musical trendsetters.
In recent years, Raha has established a stellar reputation in the global scene, and in 2012 he was selected as the first Asian monthly resident on "PCB RADIO" (Ibiza/France), a program that gathers top artists from all over the world. As of September 2014, he has appeared on podcasts from seven countries, including on Colours In Music (Slovenia), Melisma Showcase (Spain), 2702 (Chile), Nightclubber (Romania)×2, Medusa Bloom (Poland)) and Clubberia (Japan). RAHA was the first Asian artist to have his mix picked up twice on Romania's leading music site Nightclubber. He has also appeared seven times on Japan's biggest U-Stream show DOMMUNE, and has been invited to perform in Spain, England, Germany, Chile, Russia, and Korea.
Raha is certainly one of the few key global artist in Japan worth keeping a sharp eye on from this point forward.
clubberia < Features - IBIZA through RAHA's eye
Cocoon / Lomidhigh // Copenhagen (DNK)
Martinez, by birth Martin Swanstein, was born in 1981 and raised in the southernmost part of sweden. at an early age he discovered techno and house music. since he already played various instruments it was a natural progression to begin producing music myself. he also got into djing and started hunting down techno records and got into mixing. at this time martinez was too young to attend clubs, so instead he arranged his own techno & house parties on the beach just on the seaside of helsingborg, with himself and friends as dj's.
Melizma / Safari Electronique / Viva Music // Valence (ESP)
Angel Mateu Moreno also known as Mate_U, started to spin his first records at the early age of 17. In 2004 he felt the interest about electronic music attending to the best record shops in Valencia. He played and shared some music with his friends Danny Fiddo and Alberto Sola, while he develops his production skills with big artists like AFFKT,J.M.Aboga and the same Danny.
His tracks have been published by the following record labels Melisma,Novotek, Malo records, Climatic Sound including one collaboratin wtih AFFKT and Samuel Dan for OFF.
In 2012 his new project with Danny Fiddo will see the light with tracks in labels such as VIVA music, Safari Numerique and Drumma.
CLR / Sino / Sleaze Records // Buenos Aires (ARG)
Born in Argentina in the 80's, Sebastian Lopez falls in love with electronic music since he is very young. Loving the characteristic sound from Chicago and Detroit, he begins his professional career in 1998.
With only 14 years he gets his first residence and gains po- sition between the best pro- ducers and djs of the national scene, performing in many dis- cotheques and events in the city of Buenos Aires. In 2001 he decides to move to Europe to feed his artistic and personal need of growth, with a proposition from Sum records to create a sub di- vision.
He was one of the engines of Luxury Grooves and from this success he obtains great recognition and begins to perform in many events and clubs in Europe.For over a decade now, Flug has positioned himself and he is really beginning to make a lot of noise within the techno scene. The interest in his music has crossed borders, he is present in the track lists of the most important Techno djs like: Chris Liebing, Ben Sims, Speedy J, Len Faki, Pfirter, Dustin Zahn, Joseph Capriati, Adam Beyer, Truncate and many more.
He is quickly becoming a house hold name within the techno scene, has a matchless technique. We find this talented man today worldwide traveling, playing in some of the best clubs of the world and releasing his music in very important labels like CLR, Soma, Sleaze, Enemy, Octopus, Stockholm, SINO, Alchemy, Driving Forces and many others.
Watch out for more news of this talented producer and performer.
Diynamic / Connaisseur Rec // Hamburg (GER)
When Nico and Christian of Kollektiv Turmstrasse start working the crowd, it’s like somebody dumping a bucket of energy on the dance floor. For more then ten years now, these two have spread their good vibes from Reykjavik to Moscow and further to Tokyo with no plans of slowing down. Some call the duo Berlin‘s new wonder-boys, but actually they come from a small town on the Baltic Sea, and have been residing in Hamburg for some time now.
Kollektiv Turmstrasse draws a lot of influence from the people around them, so living in Hamburg has greatly influenced their music. However, these guys can‘t be easily classified: Kollektiv Turmstrasse makes music for the moment and for eternity, for indoors and for open air, for the soul and for the dancefloor, for you and for me. Along with releases on Connaisseur, Diynamic, Cocoon and Ostwind, Kollektiv Turmstrasse
has also been working on their very own label Musik Gewinnt Freunde, which they started in 2006.
With their big tunes „Tristesse“ and „Grillen im Park“, the guys had already played themselves into the hearts of their permanently growing fanbase. However, their big breakthrough came in 2009, with the „Kollektiv Turmstrasse Let Freedom Ring Rmx“ for Federleicht‘s „On The Streets“.
In November 2010, the duo presented their long-awaited first longplayer „Rebellion der Träumer“ (Rebellion Of The Dreamers), which came out on Connaisseur Recordings. On this album they reflect their progress of the last years and another great site of what they are doing. A lot of love, time and passion left their marks on that album for it to reach your heart and head and to take you on a musical journey.
Furthermore, Kollektiv Turmstrasse released remixes of „Rebellion der Träumer“ by Jimpster and Robag Wruhme on Connaisseur Recordings in June 2011.
Night Rider Music // Vienna (AUT)
Spag aka Thomas Libal, grew up in the late '80s at the Black Market in Vienna, probably the best record store in Austria. He bought records there, better never have touched a CD for his way of djing, Vinyls are his weapon and will be. And, this was the beginning of his DJing side, he began
Moon Harbour Recording - Leipzig (DE)
dan drastic is a premium constant part with his house sets in germany. back in the nineties he was one of
the most active and popular djs in his hometown chemnitz and he organised parties in the club lait solair.
after this, dan drastic made his way to leipzig and to moon harbour recordings. he released productions on
highgrade records, lorna and on the english label hairy claw, which is a part of stevie kotey’s bear
entertainment and as well on the german-new zealand label curl curl music.
at the end of summer 2008 followed his killer tune “slice of life” on moon harbour recordings and "two in
one", together with chris lattner, as a part of the new labelcompilation moon harbour inhouse vol. 3. don’t
miss dan drastic playing in the clubs around this year; he has regularly gigs in leipzig in sweat club and
house, minimal-house, techno
dan drastic - xibeca hairy claw 2008
dan drastic - slice of life moon harbour 2008
henning richter - sommersehnsucht (dan drastic remix) musikjustiz 2008
phil brökelmann - black dog (dan drastic remix) curl curl 2008
bearweasel - risk (dan drastic's sausage breath remix) bloop 2009
dan drastic & chris lattner - 'two in one' on moon harbour inhouse vol. 3 moon harbour 2009
• myspace.com/dandrastic • moonharbour.com
• moonharbour.com/booking • get in contact with christina • email@example.com
Diamond, Sony Music - Copenhagen (DNK)
In a sense, the Danish Tomas Høffding has everything he’s ever wished for in his life. He is happily in love.
He is the singer and bassist of the trio WhoMadeWho, a band that, thanks to their tongue-in-cheek disco
indie-rock and their enthusiastic shows, can always count on the raging applause of their international
crowds. Together with a handful of friends, he owns an old farmer’s house in Sweden, into which he can
retreat after exhausting tours and nerve-wrecking studio sessions.
Despite all of these perfect conditions, until recently, the man from Copenhagen was missing something that
he created and defined on his very own. Something that would make him artistically independent of
WhoMadeWho. Something to which his colleagues Jeppe Kjellberg and Tomas Barfod would, if at all,
contribute nothing more than well-meant tips.
At first, he considered establishing a second living as an electro DJ. He had played in bands all his life and
had always been forced to compromise. At last, he wanted to make decisions according to his own moods.
“Then I realized I wasn’t born to be a DJ. DJ’s have to listen to about 1 billion new tracks every week and
always know what sound is the really hot stuff. As I tend to dive deep into the music I listen to, a DJ career
was not an option”, he reveals smirking.
Instead of mixing other peoples’ tracks, he decided to produce them himself. He wanted to create tracks
which he could present at live solo performances in clubs with a small setup, consisting of a computer,
chimes and a theremin. Tracks you would start moving to on the spot. For the past two years, whenever he
was not touring with WhoMadeWho, he has been working almost non-stop in his new equipped studio. He
experimented with several of his electronic devices and once in a while, he picked up his acoustic guitar. His
spontaneous ideas were transformed into sparkling dance pop. “I wanted to write songs that weren’t
composed in the classical sense. Everything needed to come directly from the heart. This is why the most
stuff on my first solo album was created without any big thoughts”, the Dane, who is always in for a joke,
Under the pseudonym Bon Homme, he now releases 10 songs. Their electronic tinge is groovy in a subtle
way, and the atmosphere of many songs is carried by the noise of analogue synthesizers. The music lives of
spontaneously created melodies that we, in fact, only know from Krautrockers such as Cluster. He combines
poppy hooks with dry techno rhythms, almost childlike tone sequences meet psychedelic loops, and in the
next moment, it seems like Hot Chip teamed up with Kraftwerk. In the song “Heaviest Flower Of Europe”,
Høffding sings so dandy-like that one might believe that Brian Ferry in person gave him tips for the right tone