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.
Toulouse FRANCE (FR)
Miska makes her first steps as she was fascinated by pioneers like Jeff Mills and Svan Vath.
In 2K11, the meeting with Fudido and Damon Jee (Tic Tac Toe, definitive rec) impulse the vice of deejaying.
Then goes many gigs in Paris: La bellevilloise, Kube, Le Leopard café, Le Sherwoodand... in south of France: Classico café Toulouse, l'Elektro Toulouse, le Rockadelik Carcassonne, l'Inox Toulouse and abroad: Boulevard (Barcelona), MultiLayerLaden (Berlin), Rachdingue (spain), Cocoloco (Costa Rica)...
Miska share the decks with artists and producers like Shonky, Mendo, Robert Dietz, Flex, Damon Jee, Octave, Argy, Heartthrob,Vitalic, Traumer, Pan Pot, Monika Kruse.
She is also resident dj on http://www.pink-city-beats.com/ and in the OVERdrive crew as an active member since 2K11
MIska embodies the new generation of women djs and claimes her own style with a mix of deep and minimal sounds in a very pleasant and feminine way.
Little Helpers / Baile Musik / Memoria Records // Neuchâtel (SUI)
Dan Noel was born in Switzerland in 1975. Growing up in an artists family, he was always involved with music and as a child he followed his dad for all his hippy gigs. During his teenage years, Dan fell in love with electronic sounds, and covering the Acid house phenomenon and listening to acts like Prodigy, T he Shamen and Depeche Mode.
After a first trip to Ibiza in 1999, he became totally addicted to all kind of house music and never went back. Formerly know under his Dan Welton moniker (Noir Music or Rawthentic Music), as his style became more personal and defined, he decided to "drop the mask" in 2012 and let his authentic musical identity shine.
Signatune Records // Siberia
Coming straight from the very cold Siberia, two friends grew up listening and being part of several musical movements.?Starting with the long hip hop wave, they embraced hip hop culture and the city lifestyle. With years their curiosity led them into learning about more music styles and directions and landed straight into the club culture with its house music, acid house and breakbeat.?Finally in 2003 the two Siberians created a team and started to make their own electronic music and have now released a few works under my little dog records (Spain) and night drive music records (Germany).
Desolat / Defected // Mons (BEL)
Bimas Junior, born in 1980 in Mons, Belgium. He started loving music when he was a little boy by dancing on his father’s vinyl discs (wrong thing, he says!). As a teen-ager, he stopped dancing on discs and began listening to their sound, spending hours by the turntable, and remaining astonished on how a simple stylus could produce such a melody from a piece of plastic. When 12, along with his friends, as a play, he found
that mixing, cutting and pasting music could be fun! But soon the fun became a hard work, as he was using tapes on 2 analogic cassette decks and a small mixer to do the mixing. One day, at a friend’s house, when for the first time he saw 2 turntables, the music really changed! So, he set out on a journey to becoming a dj, by presenting his selected music at various feasts and pubs in his home area. Day after day he realized
that the music and him would never and ever separate. In 1998 he felt unhappy of simply mixing from vinyl, so he started exploring the idea of creating his own music that made him feel good. He began crossing the way to the music’s creative world and made his first experience in a little recording studio in Bologna, Italy. In 2000, together with friend Maks L.M., they were able to get their first vinyl printed. Bimas, whose
artistic name is the short combination of his first and last name, kept producing music in the little recording studio created with Maks; he went through various musical styles and sounds, from dance to trance, including techno and house music, pop/rock, chill
out and new age. On his journey, the guitar became Bimas new love and a push to exploring the inmost of music to complete himself. The artist stated “I felt incomplete without a musical instrument by my side”. In the following years and now, he is still knowing and collaborating with more and more people and artists of the discographic field that mean so much for his artistic education. As a dj, Bimas doesn’t go by all the rage or music trends; he simply presents and proposes the contemporary music he is fancy of and so far he meets appreciation at large. Bimas masters the ability to shift from the most aggressive sounds to deep or melodic ones with elegance and style. He is also influenced by some tribal sounds, electronic and power grooves. Bimas doesn’t
stick to a whatsoever model or idol, and he is free to appreciate anyone who can express their feeling, pleasure and fun with their music, no matter what kind. Bimas uses to say: “If I loved only one kind of music, I wouldn’t have a future with it!”. Bimas holds two certainties in his life: his family and his music.
Noir Music, NM2, Klimaks - Aalborg, Denmark (DNK)
Whether he is travelling the world DJing at some of the finest parties on the planet or producing tracks that gain support from the cream of the world’s dj elite, Noir (a.k.a. René Kristensen) remains one of the industry’s most respected and hard working individuals.
Already with over 10 years experience under his belt, Noir gave up his daytime job at the end of 2003 to focus and concentrate on his dj + producing career and he has never looked back. After spending most of 2004 concentrating on perfecting his sound, Noir got his international debut in 2005 and today he has got releases on big labels like Toolroom, Neurotraxx Deluxe, BluFIn, Global Underground, Parquet Recordings, Defected, Stealth, Monique Musique and of course his own imprint Noir Music.
The Face Of Ibiza / Ibiza Global Radio // Ibiza (ES)
Manu Gonzalez is one of the young promises that Ibiza gives occasionally.
Born on the island in 1990, this young DJ and producer is now in reality within the electronic scene Balearic designated origin. His way of understanding the meaning Balearic music mixes electronic music with the latest trends, quality tech house, groovy, cool and underground, but always thinking about the dance floor. That has been DJing regularly in the best clubs of the island, some of which are considered the best clubs in the world: Space Ibiza, Pacha Ibiza or Blue Marlin, among others, are normal places of its meetings. But especially is an active part of The Face of Ibiza, the weekly session led by Baby Marcelo and DJ Oliver takes place at Privilege Ibiza, the club of which he is resident and showcases the best of his suitcase sharing the stage with artists like Solomun, John Digweed, MANDY, Mendo, Supernova, Hernan Cataneo ...
But all is not Ibiza,Manu also travels around the world..to cities of Spain / Madrid,Barcelona,Valencia,Galicia.. as and clubs in countries like Germany, Austria, Mexico, Morocco, Poland, Ireland and Romania have had Gonzalez as guest DJ. It supplements his artistic face editing tracks on prestigious labels such as Natural Rhythm, Novo Music ... played & supported tracks by artists like Luciano, Marco Carola, Dj Sneak .. among others. Also works in two different radio shows of the best electronic music stations in the world, Ibiza Global Radio and Ibiza Sonica.
Suara / Sci + Tec / Trapez Ltd // India (IND)
Arjun Vagale (pronounced Ar Jun - Va Glay) is one of India’s most coveted DJs, part of an exclusive new breed of cutting edge producers who are making a massive globe impact. As one of the country’s leading electronic music exports, he plays incessantly back home and tours regularly in Europe, the USA and Asia. A man with a true passion for the underground, a sound he relentlessly plays, produces and promotes, it’s no surprise that Arjun has received numerous awards for his DJing and production skills, and currently reigns at the top of the DJ Mag India poll. Known for his “intense, driven and atmospheric” techno sound, Arjun has played alongside such heavyweights as Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Adam Bayer, Josh Wink, Apparat, Sasha, Fat Boy Slim, and Nic Fanciulli, while his erstwhile live act, Jalebee Cartel, shared headlining spots with The Chemical Brothers, The Prodigy and Modeselektor. Arjun’s knowledge and use of technology in the booth is second to none, as he innovatively wields drum machines and samplers to create a raw, electrifying and radically twisted set. Taking a calculated risk a few years ago to move away from his major main stage career, Arjun followed his love for the counterculture by traveling into darker, more experimental musical terrain. Always inspired by the sounds coming out of Berlin, he started basing his summer tours out of the techno Mecca, and the intensity of his productions reflected this evolution. The game changer came in 2010 with the release of “Kill the String” on ALiVE Recordings, which propelled his solo production career. Releases on Fergie’s Excentric Muzik followed, as did strong support from Dubfire, Carl Cox, Karotte and Kaserdisco. His immense collaboration “She Said” on KD Music stayed hot on Beatport and vinyl charts for over two months. Richie Hawtin gave it multiple plays around the globe, while Carl Cox licensed it for his 2012 “Space Ibiza” CD. Soon after, Arjun’s EPs on Cologne’s Trapez Ltd, including the gigantic Ibiza hit “Terrakoz”, were acclaimed by DJs and clubbers alike with remix requests for Danny Tenaglia, Victor Calderone, Wally Lopez and John Digweed’s Bedrock. The versatility of his sound ensured that each of his 2013 releases stayed on the charts, while “Kempai” was licenced to Digweed’s “Live in Argentina” compilation. Now signed to SCI+TEC, Tronic, Octopus Recording, Suara, Herzblut, and Material Series, Arjun’s dynamic productions are played by Cox, Hawtin, Dubfire, Adam Bayer, Christian Smith, Stacey Pullen and Paco Osuna, all the way from Enter and DC 10 in Ibiza to Berghain in Berlin. In his spare time, Arjun runs a truly global record label, MakTub Music, where he indulges in his other passion: discovering and promoting fresh talent. Over the last 3 years, the imprint has become home to an impressive roster of artists. He also runs India’s premier electronic music school, The ILM Academy, and is co-owner of UnMute Agency, which manages the finest underground talent in India.
Over the last 16 years, Arjun Vagale has come to the forefront for the quality and depth of his productions and DJ sets, while always staying true to his roots. Whether packing in the dance floor or producing yet another monster tune, Arjun’s total dedication to house and techno is apparent in everything he does.
Desolat // Berlin (MEX)
Hector's signature lies as much in his deft melodic touches and powerfully driving beats, as it does in his relentless forward motion and transformation.
The journey so far has taken him from Mexico to England and Germany, from the DJ booth of Guadalajara's Bar Americas, to releases for labels like Desolat, Tsuba, 2020 Vision and Mobilee, with an extended stint behind the counter of London's famed Phonica Records in between.
Hector's eventual relocation to Berlin coincided with even more accelerated momentum for the DJ and producer; he has since criss-crossed the globe, performing at festivals like Time Warp, DEMF, Kazantip, Awakenings, BPM, Hideout and Sunwaves, alongside club sets for Tokyo's Womb, Space Miami, Fabric London and New York's Output, while spearheading tours of North & South America, and making regular appearances at Ibiza institutions Music On, Carl Cox - Revolution, Enter. and Used + Abused.
On the eve of the launch of Stone Raiders - a new mixed-media venture that will encompass warehouse parties, a clothing brand, and a record label - Hector is poised to add ever more accomplishments to a list that already has him marked as a talent to watch.
Hector began DJing at the age of 16 after hearing visiting European DJs play on their rare trips to his home city, Guadalajara. Inspired by the sounds of Carl Craig, Moodymann, The Timewriter and Terry Lee Brown Jr., Hector realized that his future lay in music. After finding his feet at Bar Americas, Hector headed for England, where fell in love with the capital’s music scene. While playing in Ibiza, he befriended Simon Rigg of Phonica Records and soon began working at the Soho store upon his return to the city.
After having the honour of being first producer to release on Phonica's in-house label, Hector developed a strong following through acclaimed releases and remixes on 8Bit, Watergate, One Records, Siesta Records, Saved Records. A deep knowledge and infectious passion for cutting-edge music have made Hector a beloved figure on the international club circuit, and he continues to relish the opportunity to play alongside his heroes and friends like Loco Dice, Carl Cox, and Richie Hawtin.
Hector's ambitions continue to stretch beyond the seen horizon as he constantly seeks to evolve, and foundations he has laid down so far ensure an even brighter future.
Transmat Records // Detroit (US)
Of the Belleville Three, the cadre of early Detroit producers who tested the limits of spirit within electronic dance music and changed the integrity of the form forever, Derrick May's reputation as an originator remained intact despite more than a decade of recording inactivity. While Juan Atkins is rightly looked at as the godfather of techno, with a recording career beginning in the electro scene of the early '80s and encompassing some of the most inspired tracks in the history of dance music; and Kevin Saunderson is the Detroit producer with the biggest mainstream success through his work with vocalist Paris Grey as Inner City, May's position as an auteur eroded slightly during the 1990s due to a largely inexplicable lack of activity. As far as influence counts as part of the equation, however, May recorded the techno tracks which top dance producers point to as the most original and influential. The classic Derrick May sound is a clever balance between streamlined percussion-heavy cascades of sound with string samples and a warmth gained from time spent in Chicago, enraptured by the grooves of essential DJs like Ron Hardy and Frankie Knuckles. May's Transmat Records label was the home of his best material, cuts like "Nude Photo," "Strings of Life," "Kaos" and "It Is What It Is," most produced from 1987 to 1989 as Rhythim Is Rhythim. And though his release schedule all but halted during the 1990s, he continued DJing around the world and honed Transmat into one of the most respected techno labels in the world.
Derrick May was born in Detroit in 1963, a single child raised largely by his mother. At the age of 13, he began attending school in the suburb of Belleville; there he met Juan Atkins and the two began trading mix-tapes, Atkins providing May's entry into the world of Parliament, Kraftwerk and Gary Numan. When his mother moved to Chicago, May stayed in Detroit with another friend, Kevin Saunderson, to finish school. By 1981, Atkins had taught May and Saunderson the essence of DJing as well, and the trio formed Deep Space Soundworks, a collective existing to present their favorite music at parties and clubs. May and Atkins also began working with a local DJ named the Electrifyin' Mojo -- the man who first introduced Atkins to Kraftwerk and early synth-pop -- by creating elaborate megamixes for use on Mojo's radio show.
After high-school graduation May attended university on a football scholarship. He soon tired of the academic life though, and returned to Detroit, where he worked in an arcade. During his frequent trips to Chicago to visit his mother, he had gotten hooked up with Chicago's familial house scene, then in its infancy. May was fascinated by the warmth and community feeling engendered at spots like the Power Plant and the Music Box, where DJs Frankie Knuckles and Ron Hardy used elaborate turntable set-ups and reel-to-reel machines to create mastermixes which re-invoked the spirit of disco even while pushing music forward. May brought Saunderson to the clubs several times as well, and stayed in Chicago for up to a year. When he again returned to Detroit, the need for a club to call his own caused May and the Deep Space family to found the Music Institute. It soon became the hub of Detroit's ever-growing underground musical family, a place where May, Atkins and Saunderson DJed along with cohorts Eddie "Flashin" Fowlkes and Blake Baxter. The club invigorated a badly fractured sense of community for many residents, and changed the lives of second-wave technocrats like Carl Craig, Stacey Pullen, Kenny Larkin and Richie Hawtin.
Though May owned a Roland TR-909 synthesizer, he had done little actual recording by the early '80s. When Juan Atkins hit the big time in 1981 with the local success of his group Cybotron, it influenced May to begin recording seriously. He debuted on wax with "Let's Go" (the third release on Atkins' Metroplex Records) and then founded his own Transmat label, a Metroplex subsidiary named after Atkins' track "Night Drive (Time, Space, Transmat)." May introduced Rhythim Is Rhythim, his most important guise, with the Transmat single "Nude Photo." The producer soon followed up with more future classics of the genre: "Freestyle," "Strings of Life," "It Is What It Is" and "Kaos."
Of those first singles, "Strings of Life" hit Britain in an especially big way during the country's 1987-88 house explosion, and May became one of the first American techno artists to tour England. He was also recruited heavily as a remixer, for pop bands -- eager to gain credit in clubland -- as well as straight dance acts. A series of setbacks around the turn of the decade appeared to sour May's fortunes, though. The fertile British rave scene, which had grown in strength from 1986 to 1990, was overwhelmed by music growing ever more frenetic in order to compete with increasing drug intake. Quite soon, most of the successes in British dance music were native hardcore or rave-pop groups (Altern-8, Sunscreem, the Prodigy) while much of clubland forgot its American inspirations in favor of chart-bound novelty tracks.
In 1991, May looked ready to return in a big way; at one point, he considered forming a Kraftwerk-styled techno super-group named Intelex with Atkins and Saunderson. Though negotiations to sign with Trevor Horn's ZTT Records looked promising, the deal eventually fell through, and May later declined several invitations by major labels. In fact, he quit making music for the most part by late 1991 (despite consistent rumors to the contrary), though he did work with ambient pioneer Steve Hillage on tracks for the debut album of Hillage's System 7 project. May continued to DJ around the world, and maintained his standing in the eyes of many top-flight producers. His Transmat label continued to find a home for many of the finest techno singles ever compiled, including tracks by Stacey Pullen's Silent Phase, Juan Atkins' Model 500, Joey Beltram, K-Alexi, Carl Craig's Psyche and Kenny Larkin's Dark Comedy. Finally, in 1995, Sony Japan compiled his most innovative tracks onto the single-disc retrospective Innovator, and May contributed a song to the soundtrack for Sony's video game Ghost in the Shell. [See Also: Rhythim Is Rhythim]
Melizma / Drumma // Barcelone (CHL)
Bruno Schiavi is an artist from the new generation of Chile’s underground House scene. He was initially influenced by the sounds of Detroit and later explored the more organic vibes of House and Deep. Now, when asked what he plays, Bruno can't give a single answer. Let the music speak for itself!
Alongside Felipe Venegas, Bruno founded Drumma Records. The underground house label has gained the support of great artists like Luciano, Mathias Kaden, Butch, Martinez, Chris Carrier and many others.
As a producer he has released and remixed for several labels like Melisma, Sound Architecture, Abstract Theory, Amazing Music and Hohenrengler.
After a career that lead him to play in all of Chile’s most important venues Bruno moved to Barcelona to study musical production. He currently resides in the Catalan
capital and divides his time between production and running Drumma.
He is always in constant search for that sound that moves him: groove
and depth all the way!
Be As One, Ovum, Get Physical, Strictly Rhythm, Paragraph, Blu Fin - Tel Aviv (ISR)
Talking about the new age of techno, Gel Abril’s –a.k.a roy brizman name has been undoubtedly one of the most presents names on the underground movement lips. Debuting with Remix’s for Shlomi Aber - on labels such as "Ovum" (Freakside) and "Renaissance" (Moods) - Gel started building his own profile with original material for his home based label: Be As One Imprint.
Thanks to the success of releases such as “Sparta” - with his fellow rising star from Tel Aviv, Itamar Sagi - and above all his first hit “Very Wrong”, Gel soon got into the techno rumble, as testified by the huge support given to his tracks by the worldwide crossover top Djs .
Souvenir Music, Keinemusik, Elevation Recordings - Berlin (DE)
Re.You ist ein Produzent und DJ aus Berlin mit vielschichtigem Sound, von synthetischem Techno bis Sample basiertem House, doch stets mit mindestens einem Bein auf dem Dancefloor! Seine Homebase findet Re.You bei dem Tiefschwarz Label Souvenir. Auf dieser Platformen holt er schwung für die nächste dicke Klatsche.
Außerdem ist er zusammen mit seinem Homie Rampa, mit dem er aktuell Work auf Keinemusik released hat, als “A Rampa&Re.You Thing” live unterwegs