ALEX NIGGEMANN / QUANTUM ENTANGLEMENT / CHYMERA / LEE JONES
Aeon / AEON009
AEON009 is expertly crafted by AEON labelboss and veritable wunderkind of the multi-faceted anologue electronic, German DJ and producer Alex Niggemann. As a firm believer that a collection of music should unravel and develop like the plot of a good book, this EP is an apt offering from the German maestro, who has recently seen (and is still seeing) underground chart success with his release 'Materium' on Poker Flat, as the likes of Sven Vath, Tale of Us and Mano le Tough continue to drop it to revering masses across the globe. Following successful releases on Poker Flat, Compost Black Label and Last Night On Earth to name a few, 'Abaton' carries on his chameleonic success. The title track highlights Niggemann's affinity with texture and genre- defying sound, as he mixes ethereal chords with stark ashen synths for a truly goose bump- inducing musical experience. First on remix duty is the outfit Quantum Entanglement, comprised of Lee Jones and Fink, who provide a somewhat mellow interpretation, leading into a satisfying deeper progression. Irish producer Chymera evokes an eery landscape with his rework of the track, with the tentative sound of synths juxtaposed with murkier sonic trails and a tiptoeing bassline. Niggemann rounds off the EP with 'Tripping Minds' - a maze of rhythmic curlicues that dance around melancholic pads and descend over a bassline that truly packs a punch, causing the listener to yearn for a dancefloor, or reminisce on a past moment of musical clarity that can only come from the most prolific of music. The fifth track is a Beatport exclusive in the form of a Lee Jones remix. This collection of intelligent, almost lugubrious sonic expression is a fitting display of how far Alex Niggemann, and indeed his AEON label have come; catapulting you into a darker, more aggressive and impressive world of musical capability.
KEVIN OVER / TAPESH
Get physical Music / GPM283
After featuring a new version of the popular 'NY Drive' on Get Physical's 'Body Language Volume 15' compilation by DJ T., teuton duo Tapesh and Kevin Over are back on Get Physical Music by way of their fresh new 'Secret Handshake EP'. The release features three ice-cold tracks that ooze street cool, all the way from its eponymous opening, Secret Handshake, with its bubbling rhythms and long, sweet buildup, to Junior Street's soulful vocals set against a chill, heavy backdrop, and on to U Brother, closing it all with hypnotic broken beats. Sprinkled with vinyl-popping accents and a couple of vocal nods to our soulful musical forefathers, Tapesh and Kevin Over's 'Secret Handshake EP' maintains that same NY feel that brought them to Get Physical Music in the first place.
Aeon / AEON008
'Black Drop Effects' is named after the Black Drop Effect, the dark bridge which appears to join two almost-touching bodies against bright light: famously, Venus becoming teardrop- shaped on its transit across the sun, just before it moves into the darkness of space. All four tracks on this EP from Italian-born producer Palese are named after scientific aspects of the planet Venus, confirming that industrial can most certainly still be intriguing. The EP surprises you with twists and turns, defying any stereotypical assumption of techno being all uniform monotony. Here, with each hi hat and rolling bassline, Palese weaves a multi-coloured fabric for the listener - great quality techno, the type that makes your nose tingle. Kicking off with 735K (the surface temperature of Venus), don't expect to be eased in gently, as this is a worthy cut with a tempo tough enough to shake the walls of Amnesia's Main Room. Next, fellow Italian duo Speaking Minds step in, revving up the original whilst creating a more melancholic soundscape, showcasing their penchant for melodic electronic. Transit of Venus is the epitome of deep, trippy and dancefloor-ready, steering the listener into murkier unknown waters, and preparing them for the heaviest track on the EP, 4.9, titled after the planet's brightness... and this is a hefty wedge of carnal techno that the rest of the EP has you panting for. Palese has achieved what every artist creating a new (planetary) body of work sets out to do - each track strong enough to stand (and in fact raise a dancefloor) on its own, but an EP that as a whole tells a story, shooting the listener into a delirious galactic techno trance.
Drumpoet Community // Zürich (SUI)
Alex Dallas is a dj, music-producer, labelowner and A&R of the Drumpoet Community as well as co-owner of the clubs Zukunft and Cabaret in Zurich. He has dedicated his life to music. Since almost 20 years he has been active in Zurich's music scene. In the mid 90's he produced music as Natural High Prod. and later as Earthbound. He was running Straight Ahead Recordings from 1998 - 2002. He produces tracks with AFMB as The Lost Men and releases modern dance-music from great artist on Drumpoet. Further than that this he invites some the finest DJs to play the Zukunft.
Teknologik // Genève (FR)
Born at Dunkerque in the North of France, Romano Rapeso has established itself in the landscape of the Swiss electronic music from his arrival in 2005. It provides with energy and talent, a groovy techno sound, boosted by supercharged and hypnotic rhythms.
An experimental style able to seduce bolder ears to enthuse audiences more dilettantes. The release of "Magic Square" in 2009, Palm Beach records (Belgian label) propels him a little more on the electronic scene.
A step that makes him decide to form his own label "teknologik" which allows him to mix, to meet other artists with whom he shares musical affinities, and to share a intense musical moment with his public. Romano has quickly got the chance to get surrounded by internationally renowned DJs while his Teknologik events, as Marc Houle, Chris Tietjen, Gaiser, Marco Carola, Paco osuna, fabrizio Maurizi, hobo, Barem ect ..
Just Jack / Kolour Recordings // Melbourne (AUS)
Something like a phenomenon !
Analog / Defected / Krome - Lyon (FR)
KLEMENT BONELLI (Analog / Defected / Krome - Lyon FR) Klement Bonelli is noticed in 2002 by Us Label Basement Boys. SInce that,
Intec Digital / Jesus Loved You // (SLO)
Throughout his youth, Tomy DeClerque witnessed at first hand the development of Slovenia's electronic dance scene. As techno artists such as Umek and Valentino Kanzyani found global recognition and the country's club scene thrived, it presented the perfect opportunity for a young DeClerque to ride the wave. His first foray into the world of production came alongside his long- time friend Zox. Together they had early successes with "My Desire" and "Music Makes Me Happy". The latter being licensed to a number of compilations, was also selected by Pete Tong as the Essential New Tune on his BBC radio show. DeClerque was to take a break from the hectic DJ and producer lifestyle. On his return, it was time to head out solo. His early work for Circle Music, Sprout and Jesus Loved You, brought him much attention and, over the past two years, he has rapidly built a strong following with his work for labels including Intec Digital, BluFin, 1605, Terminal M, Toolroom, Cr2 and more... As a young player, Tomy DeClerque has accomplished a lot. But he is determined to accomplish even more. "You'll hear a lot about me in the future" he promises.
Que Tal Records // Bucharest (ROU)
As Romania’s underground scene takes shape under the guise of an increasingly minimal and experimental form, there are some who would seek to break from the path that those before them had previously set. One of these few promising individuals are Vinyl Speed Adjust, a duo comprised of Levii and Eddy, both living at the heart of the Romanian scene, it’s capital Bucharest. In the space of two years the two have racked up no less than three releases on Natural Rhythm and Waldliebe Familien, with major support from the electronic music community, being remixed by the likes of Summed & Dot, Micro_on, Alex Picone and the Analogue Cops. Also, as a testament to their talent, they are due to release a remix for none other than legendary Canadian producer Jay Tripwire.
Perlon / Oslo / Mara Trax // Berlin (DE)
From her upbringing
in the German town of Heidelberg to her first international residency at 'Monza Club Ibiza' in 2005, Vera has steadily
developed into the league of Frankfurt's most prominent exports for club music. She stands for deep, electronic
music that meanders between the traditional banks of house and techno. Juggling the dual role of DJ and producer
effortlessly, the past few years have seen her release an exclusive mix for Monza Ibiza as well as sophisticated
productions in collaboration with Miss Fitz as the duo 'Mara Trax'. With a debut solo EP imminent and bookings at a
number of Europe's top clubs, the past years have been exceptionally fruitful for Vera.
During her childhood she was mostly surrounded by classical music and got her basic musical education by studying
some instruments. At the age of 14 she started to listen to hip hop and house music and was intrigued. When she
finally entered a techno club in Frankfurt in 1993, she found exactly what she had been looking for.
Vera started collecting mix-tapes and listened to uncountable DJ-Sets. She developed her preferences for Chicago
house, music from Detroit and the sound of Maurizio, Studio1, Thomas Brinkmann and the early Perlon and
After spending 7 years on the dancefloors, Vera started buying records. Roman Flügel from Alter Ego was one of the
first, who invited her to play at Robert Johnson in 2003 and she became Resident DJ at one of Europes most
respected and authentic clubs.
In 2005 Vera got her first international residency, on the weekly „Monza Club Ibiza". In 2006 she played at Space and
DC 10 and after releasing her exclusive compilation mix CD for Monza Ibiza she found herself in places all over
Europe (and further). In the past years she graced numerous top clubs with her presence, such as Panoramabar
(Berlin), Warehouse (Tokyo), Rex (Paris), Fabric (London), Goa (Rome) and my more.
Cadenza rec / Cecille - Frankfurt
House - Techhouse
He cut his clubbing teeth on the Frankfurt scene dominated by the likes of Sven Vath, Dorian Paic, Ricardo Villalobos and Luciano, but the flourishing artist leaps all musical boundaries. His only guiding principle can be summed up in words of Chuck Roberts: House is a feeling!
Innervisions / Sonar Kollektiv // Berlin (GER)
WHEN DIXON ENTERED THE BERLIN CLUB CIRCUIT IN THE EARLY 90’S, HE ESTABLISHED HIS NAME ON THE STRENGTH OF DJING. BACK THEN, CONFIDENCE OR EXPERIENCE BASED ON PUTTING OUT MIXES IN THE INTERNET DID NOT MATTER AS MUCH AS IT DOES NOW. YOU HAD TO DO YOUR PRACTICE, OF COURSE, BUT WHEN YOUR THING WAS GOOD AND TIGHT ENOUGH TO TAKE IT TO THE CLUBS, THERE WERE OPPORTUNITIES TO DO SO. BUT THOSE OPPORTUNITIES MEANT RESPONSIBILITIES. A RESIDENCY DID NOT MEAN PLAYING THE SAME CLUB EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE, IT MEANT PLAYING THE SAME CLUB EVERY WEEK. THE CROWD DID NOT CONSIST OF PEOPLE THAT WANDER IN AND OUT OF CLUB NIGHTS AND ITS GUEST DJS AS THE WEEKLY HYPE COMMANDED THEM, IT CONSISTED OF PEOPLE WHICH HEADED STRAIGHT TO A CERTAIN CLUB NIGHT BECAUSE THEY WERE SURE ITS RESIDENT DJ WOULD DELIVER THE GOODS THIS WEEK AS HE DID LAST WEEK, AND THE NEXT WEEKS TO COME. AS LONG AS THAT HAPPENED, THERE WAS NO NEED TO MOVE ON. YOU MADE YOUR DECISION TO RETURN OUT OF GOOD EXPERIENCE AND YOU STUCK TO IT AS LONG AS IT LASTED.
IN SUCH A CONTEXT, THERE IS NO WAY TO LEARN QUICKER HOW TO BECOME A VERY GOOD DJ THAN BY MAKING PEOPLE DANCE THROUGHOUT A SET THAT LASTS THE WHOLE NIGHT, ON A VERY REGULAR BASIS. IF YOU CAN’T HOLD THE CROWD FOR HOURS THEN, YOU FALL THROUGH. IT IS LEARNING BY DOING, THE HARD WAY. DIXON DID NOT ONLY LEARN VERY QUICKLY, HE LOVED EVERY MOMENT OF IT. STARTING OUT LOW, SLOW, UNFOLDING THE FLOW, WORKING TOWARDS A PEAK, THEN WORKING TOWARDS ANOTHER, TURNING UP, TURNING DOWN, TO FIND THE EXACT POINT FROM WHICH TO SWING MOODS, TO FIND THE PERFECT WAY TO END WHAT SHOULD BE A LASTING EXPERIENCE. ONCE YOU PASSED YOUR EXAMS IN THE NIGHT CLUB SCHOOL OF THAT ERA WITH DISTINCTION, YOU CAN RELY ON IT FOREVERMORE, AND DIXON SURELY DID. HIS RESIDENCIES THEN AND NOW ARE OBVIOUSLY SCHOOLED ON THE STYLISTIC AND TECHNICAL VERSATILITY AND SKILLS, ATTITUDE, STAMINA AND EXPERIENCE BASED ON COUNTLESS NIGHTS HONING WAYS TO DIRECT A LOYAL CROWD ON THE DANCE FLOOR AT WILL. HOURS SPENT TO FIND AND SELECT THE RIGHT MUSIC TO ACHIEVE THE LEVELS OF INTENSITY NECESSARY, HOURS SPENT TO PLAN THE IMMINENT NIGHT’S STRUCTURE AND PROCEEDINGS, AND THEN HOURS SPENT PUTTING IT INTO ACTION. DIXON WAS ALWAYS MORE THAN HAPPY TO SPEND THIS MUCH TIME ON HIS NIGHTS, BECAUSE HE TAKES HIS PROFESSION SERIOUSLY. IT IS EXACTLY WHAT MATTERS MOST TO HIM. HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN AND HE ALWAYS WILL BE A DJ FIRST. THIS IS THE MISSION HE EMBARKED ON, NO END IN SIGHT.
KEEPING ALL THIS IN MIND, IT COMES AS NO SURPRISE THAT DIXON EXTENDED HIS MERITS BEYOND THE CLUB BY A MEDIUM CLOSELY CONNECTED TO THE DJ CRAFT. HE COMPILED AND MIXED THE OFF LIMITS COMPILATIONS, WHICH BECAME VERY POPULAR AND INTRODUCED HIS IMPECCABLE STYLE OF MIXING TO A PUBLIC RECEPTION WAY BEYOND THAT OF THOSE WHO HAD ALREADY HEARD HIM PLAY IN A CLUB CONTEXT. LATER HE BRANCHED OUT TO EVEN MORE SUCCESS BY DOING A HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL MIX COMPILATION FOR THE GET PHYSICAL LABEL’S BODY LANGUAGE SERIES, A MIX CD THAT HAS INSPIRED PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD. THESE RELEASES WERE INTENDED TO SHOW THE SINCERE DEDICATION DIXON HAS TO HIS PROFESSION, AND THEY EVIDENTIALLY DO.
THE A & R AND LABEL WORK
HOWEVER DECIDED DIXON WAS TO FOLLOW THE PATH OF HIS CHOICE THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER, HE CERTAINLY WAS NOT INSISTENT ON TRAVELLING ALONE. HE USED EVENTS TO INTRODUCE FOREIGN DJS TO BERLIN CROWDS, RAISED HIS PROFILE BY PROVIDING MEMORABLE SUPPORT SLOTS IN THE PROCESS, AND CONTACTS WERE MADE. HE GOT TO KNOW LIKEMINDED SOULS FROM ALL OVER THE GLOBE, AND HE TRAVELLED ABROAD HIMSELF, AND HIS REPUTATION GREW FURTHER. MEANWHILE BACK HOME, HE MADE BONDS WITH JAZZANOVA AND BECAME INVOLVED WITH THEIR VIBRANT SONAR KOLLEKTIV LABEL. NEVER THE ONE TO SHY AWAY FROM CHALLENGE, DIXON MADE HIS FIRST FORAY INTO LABEL AND A & R WORK WITH RUNNING SONAR KOLLEKTIV’S SUBLABEL RECREATION RECORDINGS, WHERE HE SET UP A TESTING GROUND FOR HIS PERSONAL VIEW ON HOUSE. HE INTRODUCED ÂME IN THE PROCESS, TWO COMRADES FROM THE TRADITIONALLY STRONG DEEP HOUSE SCENE OF SOUTHERN GERMANY, WHOM HE BROUGHT TO THE SONAR KOLLEKTIV STABLE, ONLY TO OBSERVE THAT THEY PULLED IN THE KUDOS FOR THEIR MUSIC VERY QUICKLY.
IN 2005, THE REIGN OF MINIMAL SOUNDS IN CLUBLAND WAS GAINING MOMENTUM AS MUCH AS HOUSE LOST IT, AND MORE SOONER THAN LATER DIXON CAME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT THERE HAD TO BE A WAY TO MAINTAIN HIS PREFERRED SOUND WHILE SO MANY DJS AND ARTISTS WERE REDUCING THE MUSICAL INGREDIENTS OF THEIR OUTPUT. THE CHOICE WAS SIMPLY EITHER TO ADAPT OR TO REBUILD. DIXON DECIDED FOR THE LATTER AND TOOK THE NEXT STEP WITH ANOTHER SONAR KOLLEKTIV SUBLABEL CALLED INNERVISIONS, WHICH HE FOUNDED WITH ÂME. IT WAS CLEAR FROM THE BEGINNING THAT THIS LABEL WAS INTENDED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, AND IT WAS CLEAR FROM THE BEGINNING THAT ALL THE CONNECTIONS DIXON MADE WITH LIKEMINDED SOULS SHOULD COME INTO FRUITION WITH IT. IT WAS A PLATFORM THAT WAS THOUGHT OF TO KEEP UP THE HOUSE TRADITION ALL THOSE INVOLVED STAYED SO FAITHFUL TO OVER THE YEARS, BUT IT WAS ALSO THOUGHT OF TO BREATHE SOME FRESH AIR INTO IT. AND SO IT DID. DIXON’S FAMOUS REWORK OF TOKYO BLACK STAR’S BLADE DANCER KNOCKED ON THE DOOR, AND ALREADY THE SECOND RELEASE, ÂME’S FUTURE CLASSIC REJ EP, WAS BREAKING RIGHT THROUGH IT. THE FOLLOWING RELEASES BY BEFRIENDED ARTISTS CONFIRMED THE ALMOST INSTANTLY GOOD REPUTATION OF THE IMPRINT AND WITHIN A SHORT TIME IT BECAME OBVIOUS THAT SOMETHING WAS ACHIEVED THAT NOT ANY LABEL COULD ACHIEVE: A SOUND WAS INNOVATED AND AN IDENTITY, WHICH BEGAN TO SEEP THROUGH THE SCENE, AFFECTING THE WAY OTHER LABELS RECRUITED AND PUBLISHED THEIR ROSTER. WHILE BEING DEVELOPED ON THE BACK OF A LONGSTANDING TRADITION, INNERVISIONS KICKED HOUSE BACK INTO FOCUS, AND MANY OTHERS WERE HAPPY TO JOIN IN, EITHER AGAIN OR FOR THE FIRST TIME. ALWAYS INTERESTED IN PRODUCING SOME ADDED VALUE TO A GOOD THING, DIXON SOON USED THE SUCCESS TO PUT OTHER IDEAS INTO ACTION. THE LABEL WAS PARTED FROM THE SONAR KOLLEKTIV MOTHERSHIP AND BECAME INDEPENDENT, AND THE TRADEMARK ARTWORK OF THE LABEL WAS GETTING CONNECTED WITH SOUGHT AFTER FASHION AND DESIGN ITEMS, CAREFULLY CONCEIVED TO MEET THE HIGH STANDARDS OF THE INNERVISIONS CAMP AND ITS SUPPORTERS.
THE PRODUCER & REMIXER
THE RELATIONSHIP WITH SONAR KOLLEKTIV HELPED DIXON TO FULLY TAP INTO AREAS HE HAD NOT FULLY EXPLORED BEFORE, AND HE FELT CONFIDENT ENOUGH TO DO SO. IN SHORT, DIXON EXTENDED HIS IDEA OF HOUSE BEYOND DJING, AND APPLIED IT TO OTHER PEOPLE’S WORK. AND IN CONTRAST TO HIS PUBLIC DJ PERSONA HE DEFINED HIS ROLE IN FIELDS LIKE PRODUCING AND REMIXING THIS TIME AS THE ONE WHO STAYS OUT OF THE SPOTLIGHT, HELPING TO SHAPE AND REDEFINE SOUNDS AND ARTISTS FROM HIS LONGSTANDING EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND TASTE. FIRST, A STRING OF ACCLAIMED REMIXES ENSUED, REMODELLING THE MUSIC OF THE LIKES OF FEMI KUTI, ATJAZZ, KEMETIC JUST AND A WHOLE PLETHORA OF ARTISTS ON THE DEEP END OF SONAR KOLLEKTIV AND AFFILIATED LABELS LIKE COMPOST, WAVE, YELLOW PRODUCTIONS OR NUPHONIC. THE INVOLVEMENT WITH RECREATION RECORDINGS ALSO GAVE HIM THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARPEN HIS SKILLS AS AN EXECUTIVE PRODUCER IN THE CLASSIC SENSE OF WORKING WITH OTHER ARTISTS, ARRANGING, DISCUSSING, TWEAKING, ADVISING, EDITING AND ESPECIALLY PUSHING TRACKS TOWARDS THE NEEDS OF SOPHISTICATED DANCEFLOORS. MANY NIGHTS ON THE DECKS HAD GIVEN HIM A GOOD FEELING AND INTUITION FOR WHAT COULD HELP THE MUSIC HE DEALT WITH, AND SO HE LENT HIS KNOWLEDGE TO ARTISTS LIKE CLARA HILL AND OF COURSE GEORG LEVIN, A VERY TALENTED SINGER AND SONGWRITER. HE PROVED TO BE A PERFECT COMPANION FOR THE PROJECT WAHOO, AND AS BY NOW THINGS TENDED TO FALL INTO PLACE AS THEY WERE THOUGHT TO BE, IT ALSO BECAME A MASSIVE SUCCESS. TRACKS LIKE MAKE ‘EM SHAKE IT FULFILLED THEIR UNASHAMEDLY APPEALING HIT POTENTIAL, AND A WHOLE FINE ALBUM FOLLOWED, SHEDDING LIGHT ON THE PAIR’S OTHER MUSICAL PREFERENCES BESIDES HOUSE, LIKE MODERN SOUL, REGGAE AND EVEN ROCK.
WHEN INJURIES KEPT YOUNG STEFFEN “DIXON” BERKHAHN FROM WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN A FOOTBALL CAREER, HE TOOK TO MUSIC. LOOKING BACK, THAT WAS A SMART MOVE. OF COURSE HE LATER RETURNED TO THE GAME, BOTH AS PLAYER AND CHAIRMAN OF HIS BELOVED FC MAGNET MITTE. BUT NEVER MIND THAT NOW, LET’S STICK TO THE MUSIC. WHEN DJ DIXON, AS HE THEN WAS KNOWN, ENTERED THE CIRCUIT IN THE EARLY 90’S, THE MUSIC DOMINATING BERLIN’S CLUBLAND WAS RELENTLESS. THOSE WERE THE DAYS WHEN THE CITY’S WELL DOCUMENTED LEGACY AS TECHNO MAINSTAY WAS FORMED. MAYBE SURPRISING TO SOME, DIXON DELVED INTO BREAKBEATS FIRST, AND MADE HIS FIRST APPEARANCES PLAYING AT EVENTS ORGANIZED BY ATARI TEENAGE RIOT. AND HE WAS A TEENAGER HIMSELF. AND TEENAGERS TEND TO DISCOVER WHAT THEY REALLY WANT VERY QUICKLY. AND WHAT DIXON DISCOVERED WAS HOUSE. HE VERY MUCH TOTALLY FELL IN LOVE WITH IT. WHAT DIXON ALSO DISCOVERED WAS THAT HIS CONCEPT OF HOUSE DID NOT NECESSARILY MATCH THE CONCEPT OF HOUSE OTHER DJS HAD, AND IT CERTAINLY DID NOT MATCH THE RELENTLESSNESS MENTIONED ABOVE. DIXON IS A SOULBOY AT HEART, BUT HE DOES NOT LIKE HIS SOUL SCREAMING IN YOUR FACE. HE LIKES HIS SOUL TRUE AND PURE. IT WAS THE FIRST AND NOT THE LAST TIME THAT DIXON FELT HE DID NOT REALLY BELONG TO THE PROCEEDINGS. HIS STYLE OF PLAYING WAS TOO DEEP AND STRIPPED FOR THE RULING GARAGE POMP OF THE GAY HOUSE SCENE, YET NOT BANGING ENOUGH TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF THE TECHNO RAVERS. NEVERTHELESS DIXON DECIDED TO STICK TO HIS IDEA OF HOUSE, ALSO THE FIRST BUT NOT THE LAST TIME. AND HE WAS AROUND, DEVELOPING HIS SKILLS AND STYLE AT CLUB LEGENDS LIKE E-WERK, TRESOR, TURBINE AND WMF’S SEMINAL AUDIO VIDEO DISCO NIGHTS. IN 2005, DIXON FOUNDED INNER CITY, A MONTHLY NIGHT AT BERLIN’S SEMINAL WEEKEND CLUB THAT SERVED TO GIVE DIXON BACK THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY LIKE HE COULD PLAY WHEN HE STARTED OUT PLAYING. IT WAS OBVIOUS TO ANYBODY ATTENDING THAT THE CLUB WAS MORE THAN LIBERATING. DIXON USED THE POSSIBILITIES OF HIS NEWLY FOUND FREEDOM TO FULL EFFECT, CONSTRUCTING MARATHON SETS THAT SOOTHED THE CROWDS, AND LATTER WHIPPED THEM INTO A FRENZY UNTIL SUNRISE AND FURTHER. SOON THE OTHER INNERVISIONS DJS AS WELL AS ILLUSTRIOUS GUEST DJS JOINED THE PARTY, AND INNER CITY BECAME A GUIDING LIGHT FOR ALL THINGS HOUSE, AS ATTENDING CLUBBERS, DJS AND PRODUCERS SPREAD THE WORD FAR BEYOND BERLIN’S CITY LIMITS.
Born in the south of France. Due to the nomad lifestyle of his family he spent a good part of his childhood traveling between France, Brazil - homelands of his parents- and Ibiza, their home of choice.??The first contact with electronic music took place very early in his life: already as a child he happily wobbled to the sound of bouncy dance rhythms at parties which his father organized.?? Camilo soon developed the desire and abilities to play his own sets. But rather than taking interest in the commercial club scene, he focused on psytrance, organizing and collaborating in, mostly outdoor, parties - Feeling more identified with the familiar environment and enjoying being surrounded by the nature of the island. But after that, he started to feel a deep passion for underground techno and house music.?He and his family opened "Lounge Café Quariquara" a restaurant and club in Fortaleza, where he successfully hosted a number of deep and tech-house parties such as the first edition of “House trip”. ?Now he returned to Ibiza, deeply bronzed and ready to share his love for music. ??He's influenced by 70's Disco, Detroit and Chicago sounds, and of course all the Balearics music he grew up with to unite genres from deep house to funky tech-house, creating a solid and unique style.
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.
FRAGIL // PARIS (FR)
Clayton started djing in 1999 in the west of France and was at the beginning influenced by artist like : Moodyman, Dj sneak, D.carter and all the chigago House vibe.
He was playing at the time with djs like Paco, Mateo, Julien plasir de france, Djul'z, Paolo Driver, Kojak...
He moved then to Nantes where he got his first residency in the Castel club for the « manimal » parties he organized playing alongside djs as Jerome Pacman, Dan ghenacia, Raphael...
Clayton has now been living in Paris for a few years where he is a really respected Dj. He played there in great places such as Rex Club (Hello), Twisted Party, Nouveau Casino (Missive Party), Java (BIM), Concorde Altantique (Terrassa), Cocobeach, Villette enchantée, Malibu alongside some of the best french and international djs.
Clayton is also an active member of the fragil family and has played in nearly all the crazy parties they organize in the west of France.
From nu disco to techno…Clayton is a genius to mix oldschool forgotten tracks with fresh news !! The guy has an incredible groove and knows his subject perfectly. You will love it.
Play alongside : Lerosa, Gerd, Andrade, Grego G, Small, Victor Pertoi, Tiboz, Hak, Fanny Twin, Oleg poliakov, P.O , Lamache, Roman Noriega, Childerik , Nox , Marcellocura, Alex et laettia Katapult, Varoslav , Dario Zenker, Inland knight , Timid Boy , Ce line, Kalich , Aquarell, Jerome pacman , Yakine, Jeremy underground, Quarin, Mark Hening, Pepperpot, Anthony Collins....