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
PCB Radio // Toulouse (FR)
Nikox is born in 1988 in the Southwest of France, Midi-Pyrenees region. At The Beginning of the 2000’s, he discovers the House music by listening mixes of various DJ such as Juan Chriss ou DJ Squal. Then he became passionate of electronic music throught Tech House, Deep House or Minimal... In 2005, he buys his first decks and begins to mix on Tech House, Minimal, inspired by artists such as Marco Carola, Ricardo Villalobos, Miss Kittin & Luciano. He makes his first steps in the mix during private parties, then in different bars of the region. Every year he evolves in his musical style and perfects himself in the mix.
8bit / Desolat / Avotre // Berlin (GER)
Moon Harbour Recording / Kling Klong // Essen (GER)
Next up on Moon Harbour digital is a four tack EP from close label associates Zohki & Roozlee. The pair first got to know label boss Matthias Tanzmann when driving him to a festival in Holland. Since then they have become good friends with the label, and now offer up their first release for Moon Harbour in great style.
This new EP is no different, and sees two tracks in collaboration with Agent!, Vito & Danito. One of those is the opener, "Work It (On & On)" - already proving to be a big hit with those who have played it, it's something of a tough and techy track stuffed with crowd noises and atmosphere, whilst the other is "Love Baby". This collaboration has sharp, choppy percussion sounds cutting through deep drums and basslines and snatched vocals which can't quite be made out but which add a human aspect to the track for maximum impact.
The other two tracks from Zohki & Roozlee hit a little harder: "My Swag" is bumpy, too, rising up and down on well-defined hi-hats as wavy tones weave their way through the arrangement from start to finish. The sounds are crisp and precise without sounding overly synthetic and will surely work any decent dancefloor into a real sweat.
Finally, "Dreams" again treads a thin line between deep house and tech house, with rueful synths hiding in between dense percussion and sliding drums.
One Way Out is an EP that marks out Zohki & Roozlee as a pair very much with their own sound, and one that Matthias Tanzmann was right to pick up on.
Say What Records // Bristol (UK)
Bacchus is comprised of Sean & Ben, two producers currently residing in sunny Bristol. In a city often noted as a cornerstone of the UK underground, the duo have marked themselves out by channelling their disparate musical influences into a unique take on house and techno.
Having spent the vast majority of his life playing the drums, Vancouver-born Sean shored up his knack for percussion via adolescent forays into keys and guitar. This familiarity with a range of instruments and the resultant studio time (plus a pivotal season in Ibiza) soon led him down the road of solo production, with a number of his tracks being snapped up for labels including Tapesh & Maximiljan’s Variante Music.
Ben, meanwhile, has taken a more direct route into production. A long-standing DJing habit has seen him hold residencies at a number of the South-West’s storied parties including infamous freeparty-come-clubnight Ripsnorter, and Scream, where he played alongside some of Bristol’s biggest exports including Waifs & Strays and Eats Everything.
With an ever-growing arsenal of collaborative productions nearing release, Bacchus incorporate the pair’s DJing pedigree and expansive technical knowledge into constructions that are club-ready yet imbued with a distinct musicality. The debut Bacchus release was a collaboration with Waifs & Strays on their Keep Pushin EP, which came out on Resonance Records in September; the début Bacchus EP entitled Viet Cong will be released on Ramon Tapia's infamous Say What? Records on November 24th. Expect to hear more from these two very soon.
Mobilee Records - Berlin (DE)
Martin Landsky is mobilee's longest-serving newcomer, bringing more than a decade of musicianship to
his burgeoning partnership with the Berlin label.
Landsky's extensive discography reads like a chronological guide through electronic music's hottest
sounds, and through Germany's most vital labels; from deeply chilled dub house for his own Efforil/Intim
imprint, through sampladelic disco-influenced sounds for Dessous, to his long association with
Poker Flat that journeyed with him through electro experiments, driving techno, and flirtations
with minimal. Whether uplifting and anthemic, dark and contemplative, or somewhere in between,
Landsky's unwillingness to be pigeonholed has taken him to the uppermost echelons of Berlin's club
scene, and higher still to a new association with mobilee records, which will see a solo release in 2011.
Landsky immersed himself in music from a young age; he grew up tinkering with cassette tape edits and
breakdancing to funk and hip hop, and soon took up DJing, flexing his budding talent at school parties
and local youth clubs. His discovery of acid house drew him to Hamburg's legendary Front Club, which
will eternally hold a place in Landsky's musical heart, having provided him an early DJ residency, and
brought him together with future Poker Flat boss Steve Bug.
Impressive work on Effortil/Intim lay the groundwork for DJ appearances in key clubs like E-Werk and
Tresor/Globus in Berlin, until he eventually moved to the city in1999. It was a momentous year for
Landsky as he developed a deeper appreciation of house and techno. Invigorated by his new
surroundings, he sought to add his own voice to Berlin's thriving music community and founded a Poker
Flat Night with Steve Bug and Clé at the Sternradio Club.
By 2000 the first Martin Landsky productions had appeared on Poker Flat, and the following year his
debut longplayer In Between, cemented his position as a producer to be reckoned with. Early, heady
inspirations nestled beneath the surface, and moved within his warm and future-leaning sound
aesthetic. He followed the album with the cheeky Mission Upskirt EP, vocal stylings on Reject, and the
classic titular tropes of Housed - all of which diversified the Martin Landsky sound and confirmed him as
a pivotal part of Poker Flat. After the rousing tones of FM Safari in 2005, the hit "1000 Miles", with its
hazy, hypnotising slow-burning feel, stood as a landmark work for the producer and a new benchmark in
Landsky additionally proved himself as a remixer of note, following 2008's huge re-rub of D.H.S's
"House Of God" with his rework of Pan-Pot's "Confronted" for mobilee, casually combining his love
of deep, atmospheric techno with classic, hands-in-the-air moments. Last year he also put his special
touch to John Tejada's well renowned hit 'Sweat On The Walls' on Poker Flat. Outside of the
studio, Martin regularly graces the DJ booths of world renowned clubs like Watergate and Fabric, with
sets that nod to the legacy of Front Club, maintaining its deft balance of escapism and musical
The future continues to be bright for Martin Landsky. As he forges into 2011 — taking inspiration from
those early days of rave within modern, finely-tuned electronics — he continues to explore the shared
vision, passion, and love of music that continues to drive him and the extended mobilee team in all that
they do, and all that will come.
Fantastic Friends Rec / Highgrade Rec / Watergate Club // Berlin (GER)
Jens Bond is a master of finely balanced rhythms. In his percussion tracks he brings beats to life like no other – every beat is in place, even the background sounds are carefully arranged to bring the track forward.He brings percussion to perfection. In his youth he was a drummer and toured with several bands before he got sucked into the melting-pot Berlin.The solid musical background formed his career as a DJ and Producer and helped him to stay on top in the competition in Germany’s capital city of electronic music.
Jens Bond made himself a name as a DJ and producer in Berlin, where he is a resident at the famous Watergate Club and on several dance floors all around Europe.He’s got the touch for the appopriate sound at the right time plus his sixth sense for the properly rhythm played a significant part in his success.
His nose for crisp rhythm patterns and his faible for hypnotic melodies make his own productions outstanding.His various releases on Berlin’s most prolific labels as Pokerflat, Sender or Highgrade, not to mention on the English imprint Immigrant Records, speak for themselves.His tracks sparkle all over the floor with airy funk, without ever being all too functional. It’s no big surprise that Bond belongs to Highgrade regular artists, he plays a major part in defining the label’s sound.
But that is not all. His releases with Benno Blome (as Bond & Blome) or with Guido Schneider are very popular. His debut with Schneider on Pokerflat “Oh my buffer” - from back in 2004 still fills the dance floors today. Bond is all but a flash in the pan, his releases are catchy and solid. He keeps us in suspense about his musical future...
Diynamic // Hamburg (GER)
When you stand on the edge of a pool, ready to jump in, ready to be
completely taken in by it´s content, there´s always that split second of
hesitation. Every single time, and not even the bravest person you know,
that boy from second grade, can tell you otherwise. Why is that?
It´s because once you´ve set off to jump, you know you´ve fully let
yourself in for it, and from this moment on, absolutely anything can
happen. When you witness one of Pool´s live concerts, it´s all about that
experience: Anything can happen.
Pool consists of three musicians and friends that have been making
music together since they were fourteen years of age. Daniel Husten,
David Stoltzenberg and Nils Hansen have been constantly evolving
musically since the early days. They started off as a standard three piece
grunge band, but soon it was clear to everyone witnessing them on their
instruments that this was just a start.
With their basic layout of guitar, bass and drums, they manage to find a
musical path between house patterns, psychedelic riff clouds and
straightforward pop music. Still a major part of their sound is the get-
together of the two vocalists David and Nils. Though their voices differ
their coexistence creates a mellow, peerless temper accomplishing the
sound of guitar, bass and drums.
A Pool live show is full of hypnotic, technoid buildups, sudden breaks
and instrumental expertise, never missing out to showcase that first of all
it´s fun making music. And after having let yourself in for it, after having set off to jump, after
whatever happened Pool made it happen to you.
Signatune Records / Bass Culture // Paris (FR)
A headlining act among the young and promising producers/djs of Paris, John Jastszebski, who previously studied cinema, now draws inspiration from cinematographic culture to create heavy house and techno sounds.
Formerly a fan of hip-hop, a pioneer genre to disk jockeys of all sorts, John Jastszebski is now (and has been for the past ten years) mainly bound to all that is techno.
He primarily played in Bordeaux, where he resided before making way to Paris, where he quickly became resident dj at Le Tryptique (now Social Club), and for backstage parties in Batofar.
Beginning with 2011, he also often plays at the famous Rex Club. He is now recognized as one of the most talented djs, not only in Paris, but worldwide.
John has released several EP on labels like Phonogramme, Vinyl Kills MP3, Baile Musik, Splendi Lo-Fi, Subversaal Musik, Deso Records, and Res Lab.
His productions have received plenty of affirmation from established djs such as Luciano, Richie Hawtin, Agoria, D’Julz, Laurent Garnier & Redmond, to name a few.
Mobilee Records - Greece (GRE)
And.Id is mobilee's master of swung beats and live brass, characterising his textured and rhythmic
productions as "body moving, and mind grooving."
Born and bred in Thessaloniki, Greece, Andreas Dimitriadis was raised on jazz. Heavily influenced from
a young age by his musical surroundings – in the audiences of jazz performances, and absorbed in his
father's extensive record collection – he began studying music at the age of 10. He soon applied his
training to a range of artistic outlets, jamming in local bands, producing tracks for freestyle groups and
creating scores for short films.
In 2002, And.Id became involved with NON, the Greek artist's collective responsible for the Reworks
Electronic Music Festival and club nights throughout the country. The following year he received a
highly coveted invitation to the Red Bull Music Academy in Cape Town, and shortly thereafter released
EPs for Thinner Records and Ware. And.Id hit his stride in 2008, with "One Is Not Enough", his
mobilee debut that showcased both intricate production skills, and a unique integration of live
components, the latter of which has lent an inimitable sound to his material.
The critically acclaimed "Sand on the Floor" followed, as did "First Talk" and "I Will Be There", and in
2010 And.Id took his unique amalgam of electronics and live instrumentation to its furthest reaches, with
his ambitious and celebrated installment for mobilee's Back to Back compilation series. Alongside a
disc of curated highlights from the label's catalogue, he formed the And.Id and B.A.N.D. collective –
consisting of Berklee College of Music graduates and seasoned studio musicians – for a second disc
of live jazz interpretations of mobilee classics. Sebo K's anthem "Horizons," Pan-Pot's lush,
piano-led track "Faces," and Anja Schneider's defining collaboration with Sebo K, "Rancho
Relaxo" were all painstakingly re-recorded, arranged, and re-edited by And.Id and B.A.N.D. This
year, as well as a new EP "Psychedelic Love" on mobilee, And.Id had his first release on 2020 Vision
"Need For Chicago", and a track he made with Anja Scheider‚"Imagination", is featured on Heidi's
Jackathon Compilation on Get Physical Music.
And.Id's acclaimed live show integrates both well-loved and unreleased productions, loops, and live
trumpet into a high-energy affair; never delivering the same live set twice, And.Id's performances are
combustions sparked by spontaneity and audience interaction. His one-of-a-kind live show has landed
him extensive tours throughout North and South America, plus spots at world-renowned clubs like
Fabric and Panorama Bar, and international festivals such as Sonar, Nuits Sonores, Synch and
Reworks. Whether it's house or techno, melodic or organic, percussive grooves, or rough and edgy
snares, one thing is certain: And.Id delivers. With future plans to reconceive And.Id and B.A.N.D. for the
live stage and studio, he is on course for further ingenious old-world takes on four-to-the-floor
modernism. Moreover, And.Id's individualized approach is a perfect reflection of the vision, passion, and
love of music that continues to drive the extended mobilee team in all that they do, and all that will
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.
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.
Inputselector // Nantes (FR)
After spending 3 years kicking the turntables he learns how to align kicks,
blips and hats. Huge vinyl lover his style goes from minimal house to jazzy
techno without flourishes. His short musical career already brought him to
few clubs and festivals around Europe. He released on labels like Telegraph,
Multivitamins, Timid Records... He also takes part of Input Selector’s crew.