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JAMES BARNSLEY

Catwash Records / Get Physical / Safari Electronique // Leeds (UK)

James Barnsley's focus for the last 5 years has been his music production. Being a lover of house music from his early teens James's musical talent and hard work in the studio has already paid off, seeing him signed to some of the worlds leading heavy weight labels such as Get Physical, Murmur, Safari Electronique, Catwash, and Overall Music as well as receiving remix requests from the likes of Pura Music.

His Production like his Dj’ing has received a great amount and support from world premier dj’s such as Richie Hawtin, Steve Bug, D’julz, Josh Wink and Chris Carrier amongst others. With his catchy and tight production shown in tracks such as 'Acid Tambourine' and 'Oh SHit' and his forth coming 'Spellbinder EP' on Innercircle, James keeps things real and underground and his music always works the dance floor!

As a young DJ James got his residency at the world renowned Back to Basics. He is also the owner of the infamous 'Stinky's Peephouse' which is one of Leeds best clubs where James spins regularly alongside some of the best DJ’s in the world and some of his main influences, such as Kerri Chandler, D'julz  to name a few. The club was also home for 6 years to the Back to Basics . As well as Basics James has also played guest slots at some of the UK's leading club nights gigs like Mulletover, Just Jack and Below as well as many gigs across europe.

Watch this space as there is a lot more to come from this talented lover of all things house over the next year.

4 rating

UFO

Zaragoza ESPAGNE (ES)

It began as a radio DJ in the mid-90 ', influenced by the electronic sounds of Josh Wink, Green Velvet, The Advent, Adam Beyer, and Orbital.

4 rating

KATE SIMKO

Get Physical / Spectral Sound / Traum Schallplatten // London (US)

Getting her start stateside alongside Matthew Dear, Ryan Elliott, and the Spectral Sound crew, Kate Simko has quietly, yet consistently, established herself as one of dance music’s rising stars. A diverse musician, Kate's projects range from remixing Philip Glass, to composing film scores, to rocking jackin’ DJ sets, and producing her own melodic, Chicago-flavoured take on house and techno.

Kate stepped in to the spotlight in 2011, releasing her first full-length album ‘Lights Out’ on Berlin's lauded Hello?Repeat label. To accompany the album release, Kate unveiled a custom audio-visual live set programmed by video guru Jeffrey Weeter. The cutting edge set – featuring original HD video scenes from around the world, modulating to the rhythms of the dance floor – was debuted at Rex Club in Paris, then performed at top spots around the globe. 2011 also saw some noted collaborations for Kate, including her ‘Sit Back’ EP with Anthony Collins on Supplement Facts and her PolyRhythmic project with Tevo Howard. Meanwhile Kate’s remix of Guy Gerber's ‘Hate/Love’ and Laura Jones’ ‘Love In Me’ held their place in the DJ charts for months. Back home in Chicago, the legendary Smart Bar added her as a resident where she joins the likes of Derrick Carter, DJ Heather, Miles Maeda, and Justin Long.

Kate starts off this spring with a fresh collaboration alongside Leftroom boss Matt Tolfrey, confirming her as a modern guardian of Chicago’s house music legacy. Up next is her debut solo EP on Leftroom, a collaboration with Laura Jones, a new PolyRhythmic EP, and solo music on Supplement Facts. Kate’s jackin’ new A/V live set for 2012 is hitting London’s Fabric and Europe in April, and then she’ll be taking the tour back to the Americas in May and June. This July Kate packs her bags and makes the move overseas to London, embracing her new future in the UK but never letting up when it comes to musical and visual creation.

2 rating

BLOODY MARY

Dame Music / Contexterrior - Berlin (fr)

           

Always on the lookout for new sounds and fresh music, the sets of this French-born,
Berlin-based Dj provide a fine example of what is happening at the moment.  
With the explosion of the minimal scene, Mary adds to hit her very own touch.  
She continuously expresses her love for the German sound every time she takes the
decks.
Bloody Mary grew up in the region of Aix en Provence. Her favorite musical genre
was new wave until she went to her first rave party and discovered the world of
electronic dance music. This revelation inspired her to give it a go herself, and she
did her first gig in Marseille only one year after acquiring her first pair of turntables.
Bloody Mary soon got booked all over the South of France, establishing herself as  
a strong figure on the techno scene.
 
2005: Bloody Mary held a monthly residency at Studio88 (Aix en Pce). Her
subsequent move to Berlin took her career to an international level. She regularly
played in various cities and clubs in Germany (Watergate Berlin, Harryklein
Munich...) and Europe (The End London, Rex Club Paris, Cassero Bologna...).  
This was only the beginning of her productive career.
 
2006: Having already focused on her Djing abilities, she set up her studio to make
tracks that will go along the lines of her favorite label! This led to her debut release,
"Apparence" on Sender Records.
 
2007: As a producer, she had her second release on Sender in addition to remix for
Nomor Records. As a DJ, she expanded her territory, which now includes South
America (Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia...) and North America (NYC).

34 rating

JON SINE

Get Physical / Kindisch // Düsseldorf (GER)

Jon Sine is a Düsseldorf and Berlin based Dj and Producer.
He got his first bigger attention after moving to Berlin and releasing on Alex Niggemanns label Soulfooled as well as on Kindisch the sub-label of Get Physical which is run by Booka Shade,
M.A.N.D.Y. and DJ T. Those releases brought him notable success within the Beatport Genre Charts.
After half a year he decided to move back to Düsseldorf to focus on producing music.
Six months later he has many releases lined up for the end of 2013.

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ANIMAL TRAINER

Poker Flat Recordings - Zurich (SUI)

Both children of the illustrious nightlife of trend capital Zurich, Adrian Flavor and Samy Jackson have made a name for themselves with their Rakete parties, held mostly at the übercool Hive club, as well as many other locations in and around Switzerland. They have played and rocked most clubs in their home country, as well as being booked to play throughout Europe. Whenever people talk about a DJ set from the two turntable wizards, they speak about the moment "it" happened. They have a talent to play music which inspires and leads electronic trends, rather than follows them. Added to this, they are famous for their love of the party - frequently being the last to leave the club. As dedicated music lovers and passionate entertainers, it was a natural progression for the duo to turn their appetite for music and endless parties into producing for themselves. Besides having recently mixed the compilation for the 5 years Hive Club Anniversary, their releases can be found on Stil vor Talent, Poker Flat and Hive Audio.

9 rating

AKY YAKITORY

Cocoon // Ibiza (ARG)

Born in Argentina and living in ibiza for 10 years, he was introduced to electronic music and started to play in 2005. Aky has a sensitive feel of playing music. His sound is between Deep House, Techno/dub and Minimal. One of his goals is one day release his own music, made it from his heart.

He is also well known for his reggae radio show, aired through Ibizasonica radio in Ibiza, along his good friend Nico Catunash. The show also was on KSK radio in Argentina.

His hypnotising and groovy DJ sets made him resident of Sunset Club (Elektorstatik) in Germany. In 2012, Aky joined Cocoon as one of the resident DJ's at Cocoon Formentera, Spain.

He performed at clubs as Privilege, Space, Monza Ibiza, Club der Visionaere , Wilden Renate, Gotec, Blu, Tipic and more, sharing line ups with artists like Sven Vath, Zip, Raresh, Marco Carola, Wighnomy Brothers, Livio & Roby, Vera, Bruno Pronsato, Tobi Neuman, Polder, Mauro Picotto, Ilario Alicante, Rudolf, Paco Osuna, Chris Liebing, Dan Andrei and Masomenos, Ben Clock, among others.....

8 rating

GREYMATTER

Wolf Music // Bringhton (UK)

2 rating

RUEDE HAGELSTEIN

Souvenir Music, Upon You - Berlin (DE)

Ruede a child of Berlin, almost that is. Actually born in the rural surroundings of the capital he
decided to move inside Berlin in the year 2000. Nevertheless call him a city-dweller cause the city
is where he feels home. After civil service he left ´mean´ Brandenburg trying to find work as a
ricochet in web-agencies, movie-shakes and magazine night-guides.

7 rating

JULIEN BRACHT

Melizma / Cocoon / Playhouse // Frankfurt (GER)

Julien Bracht is a rising star of Europe’s live electronic music scene. A talented producer and an extraordinary live act, Bracht first discovered rhythms at the age of six when he started playing drums. By 16, inspired by French electro artists like Daft Punk and Justice, Bracht began experimenting with music production and fully committed himself to music by studying audio engineering at Frankfurt’s SAE Institute.

 

Whilst in Frankfurt, Bracht fell in with the right crowd, and ended up becoming a part of the city’s burgeoning DJ and club scene. Soon after he was performing live at Frankfurt’s legendary Funky People parties, and by 2010, Bracht had released his first cut ‘My Pussy’ featuring Martyné.

 

A year later, Bracht dropped his first EP ‘Down Under’ on AMA Recordings, which featured a Damian Schwartz Remix. The EP was picked up by various big name DJs and was played all over the world.

 

Since then Bracht’s productions have slowly picked up momentum. Releases on respected labels like Playhouse, Cecille, and Raum…Musik has built him a growing fanbase which includes a large number of credible DJ supporters like Ricardo Villalobos, Luciano, Loco Dice, Matthias Tanzmann, Cassy, Arpiar, Reboot, Sascha Dive, Jay Haze, Nick Curly, Tobi Neumann, and many more.

 

In 2011 Bracht took a big step and developed his own unique live setup. The acoustic drum installation allows Bracht to use his drumming skills from his youth, and create a distinct atmosphere as he plays his own productions. Every performance is different. Whilst the roots of his live shows are his own tracks, Bracht improvises when it comes to the drums and percussion, and the result is a fluid, raw, and free-spirited approach to club music.

1 rating

VIDIS

Get Physical / Future Classic // Lithuania (LTU)

I don’t recall how, where or when I met Vidis, but I am sure he was already around when I started writing about Lithuanian nightlife in 2004. He quickly went from being just another DJ, to someone who kept surprising those in the scene with neatly selected sets, parties with secret guests (who turned out to be well known international artists), late night radio shows, a track in Gilles Peterson compilation, and much more…

Vidis has never considered himself an inventor. Or a pioneer. Some say reinventing the wheel is not an option, but what if you take something that already exists and add a new direction, quality, and dimension to it? Who can complain? So here’s Vidis today - a DJ, producer, promoter, radio host, label founder, artist agency manager, and more. Put it plain and simple – a music enthusiast of the highest order, a local institution, and an apt advocate of his city and the scene behind it. The master of reinvention.

Foreign acts were brought to Lithuania earlier than Vidis began his career, sure. He booked Rune Linbaek and Daniel Wang before the term New Disco was coined. Ame and Dixon first visited Lithuania and his parties ahead of being praised and pigeonholed as the new Deep House idols. Vidis introduced Jazzanova, Atjazz, Charles Webster, Prins Thomas, Chateau Flight, DJ Deep and many others to the Lithuanian clubbers and, brought Caribou, Architecture In Helsinki, and Junior Boys to perform live for those who thought they’ve seen and heard it all.

A visit to the studio of one of the most prolific Lithuanian producers, Mario Basanov, resulted in the formation of one of the most influential and internationally established production duo's, Mario & Vidis.

Silence wasn’t the first Lithuanian electronic music label either, but the first one to cross over internationally with tracks being played by Laurent Garnier, Gilles Peterson, Jazzanova, Soul Clap, Sasha, Jamie Jones and the likes. The label began worldwide distribution, and an international booking schedule would take him to the metropolis' of Berlin, London, Moscow, Istanbul, Milan, San Paulo, and even some unlikely places in Siberia.

The videos accompanying the music were of course not the first in the country, but they instantly became the most viewed, blogged (even by Kanye West), and Youtubed Lithuanian music videos ever.

The wheel of reinvention keeps on turning and Vidis is setting a new standard again - he's the first Lithuanian DJ to deliver a high profile mix album for internationally renowned label, and tech/deep house embassy

1 rating

CAMILO MIRANDA

Ibiza (FR)

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.

9 rating


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