[a:rpia:r] . Abelle . Agents Of Time . Alam . ALCI . Alexey Sonar . André Pahl . Apollonia . Arkady Air . Asobitai . Bill Patrick . Binh . Black Sun Empire . Blapps Posse . Bloody Mary . Craig Richards . Dan Andrei . Dana Ruh . Dave Vega . David Gtronic . Davide Squillace . Deekline . Deian . Denis Kaznacheev . Digby . Diskonnected . DJ Masda . DJ Stingray . DOTT . Dubfire . Faibish & Gilinsky . Ferry Corsten . Fonarev . Freestylers . Fumiya Tanaka . Gabri-L . Gescu . Giorgia Angiuli (Live) . Goldie . Guti (Live) . Hibiya Line . Hunter/Game . II Faces . Ion Ludwig . Jake Hough . James Mc Hale . Jay Mugelli . Jonathan Kusuma . Kerry Wallace . Kolford . Lady Waks . Lamache . Leeroy Thornhill . Lena Popova . Likwid . Maayan Nidam . Mafia Kiss . Mahony . Marcotix . Marcus L . Mashkov . Matias Aguayo . Maurice Simon . MC Steppa Style . MIIIA . Mr. G (Live) . Mutantbreakz . Nastia Uvarova . Nic Ford . Nick Warren . Nikita Zabelin . Nina Kraviz . Ocean Lam . Oliver Huntemann . Oshana . Ouissam . Pan-Pot . Peggy Gou . Peter Lankton . Petre Inspirescu . Praslesh . Rasco . Red Axes . Rhadoo . Ricardo Villalobos . Richy Ahmed . Rifain . Robin Ordell . Roustam . Sam Bangura . Samir Kuliev . Sammy Dee . Sequ3l . Serial Killaz . Seth Troxler . Shaded . Skatebård . Sofia Rodina . Sonja Moonear . Spy.der . Stanton Warriors . Steve Lawler . Subb-an . Sunju Hargun . Sunny W . Swoosh . The Mekanism . Thomas Melchior . tINI . TYOMA (Live) . Vera . Veronika Fleyta . Vlada . wAFF . Weng Weng . youANDme . Young Marco . Zig Zach . Zip and many more!
A set of a DJ is in fact, a puzzle of tracks, that wants to achieve an image. Most of the times we hear only the pieces. There are only few who can create a whole. The reason is the lack of pieces in the puzzle. Here we come, trying to cover the missing things. The purpose of [a:rpia:r] is not to conquer the radio or tv. The measurement unit is not the chart, but the pure feeling and sensation on the dancefloor, in the club.
Abelle is currently one of the most prominent names in Moscow's electronic scene. Not only is she linked to the creation and original concept behind the main underground club in Russia, Arma17, she's also responsible for the massive events and festivals that have earned the organization a stellar reputation worldwide. As an artist, Abelle explores the darker side of techno and related genres. She heads up the respected Arma label, and has built a solid reputation as an outstanding after-hours dj. Her innovative sets now command larger and larger audiences, and listeners can expect to hear a wide-ranging mix of techno, acid, and electro, with many surprises in between.
Agents Of Time
Andrea Di Ceglie, Fedele Ladisa and Luigi Tutolo are the Agents Of Time. Formed in July 2013, the ambitious Italian outfit quickly released their inaugural full length album “Spread The Word” on British label Stem Records (May 2014). Soon after, they strike again with the highly acclaimed EP "Polina", delivered on Jennifer Cardini's imprint Correspondant, receiving massive support from the likes of Tale of Us, Dixon, Tiga, Agoria, John Digweed, Stephan Bodzin and Miss Kittin. In 2015, the trio's innovative soundscape landed again on the French label with the “Emperor” EP (May) and the single "Lotus Flower" on Correspondant's compilation (June). The following year saw another major step with the release, on Maceo Plex’s iconic label Ellum, of their EP “Magma”, whose gem “Obsidian” was quickly crowned as an outstanding dancefloor anthem. Their pioneering sound creativity also shines and blazes through when they step into remix duty...
Having always been obsessed with music, Alam decided to push himself by testing the waters of his musical inspiration. Today, this DJ/Producer has made a name for himself, not only is he one of the backbones behind leading event company Ohrwurm, he has definitely proven himself as he is considered as one of the prominent generation of DJs firing up the local and international clubbing scene. Alam has always been upfront with what he does; showing his versatility by creating diverse forms of style and genre, with his smooth blends of house music to his unparalleled selection of techno grooves. Regardless, he always manages to deliver an experience of sound, which leaves the crowd with wanting more.
Of Turkish origins but born and raised just outside of Zurich, Alci’s entry into DJing came via Hip Hop and street culture, trying his hand at graffiti and breakdancing before discovering turntables. Igniting his passion for music, his taste has evolved over the years, shifting into the electronic world where he now places his sound between funky House grooves and minimalistic Techno. At the age of 17 he was already on the Zurich circuit and today is called upon to play for the likes of MDRNTY, one of Switzerland’s most important and unique electronic events. He also holds down a residency with Zurich’s Sunday Breakfast Club and has featured on the bill for tINI and the Gang and Fuse London parties. In 2013 he released on Phil Week’s lauded Robsoul Recordings, and by the end of the year he had followed up the EP with a 3-part ‘Early Beginnings’ series for the imprint. Other labels quickly took interest, leading Alci to put out music on Be As One (Shlomi Aber) and Infuse, the sub-label from Fuse London. A self-professed vintage head, when it comes to his own productions he’s keen to strike the balance between analogue gear and new technology, also playing both vinyl and digital formats. The future is looking highly promising then for the young artist, who can count the Apollonia boys amongst his fans and has confirmed future releases coming soon on Robsoul and the Sunday Breakfast imprint.
Alexey Sonar
Alexey Sonar – SkyTop Residency 067 #SkyTop
01. Bruno Oloviani - Stardust [SkyTop]
02. Meggy, Aaaron, Deckert - Shadows (JOBE Edition) [Chapter 24]
03. Lane 8 - Skin & Bones (Enamour Remix) [This Never Happened]
04. Kamilo Sanclemente - Secret Garden [Auditen Music]
05. Soul Of Void - Dahab (Elfenberg Remix) [Submarine Vibes]
06. Grum, Kevin McKay - Dark Train [Glasgow Underground]...
André Pahl
He is a freelance interaction designer, creative programmer and DJ. After ten years abroad — graduating from Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and working in Mexico City — He cames to Berlin where He does projects together with a network of fantastic friends.
A collaboration between three of Paris underground’s hottest exports, 2012 saw the launch of Apollonia, the imprint and DJ outfit from Shonky, Dan Ghenacia and Dyed Soundorom.
Presenting a back2back2back spectaculaire, Apollonia DJ together for extended sets of five hours or more, following a strict one-record-each concept for the full duration of the show.
Parallel to their gigs and studio endeavours, the boys also manage their own self-titled record label, which has seen 28 releases so far, including re-releases from Point G, Callisto and Kerri Chandler, together with new music from Apollonia themselves, iO (mulen) and a bunch of tour a tour remixes inc Charles webster, The Martinez Brothers, Melchior Prod, Hold youth and many more.
Arkady Air
Arkady Air - DJ with 19 years of playing experience. The owner of Pleasure Garden Music label, dance music history connoisseur and an avid vinyl collector. His collection of thousands comprises either old school hip-hop and funk or the entire range of modern electronic music. In his sets he combines deephouse grooves with the classic Chicago sound and disco bass lines with modern techno rhythms, feeling free to flavour this mix with diverse breakbeat. During his sets Arkady uses all the modern DJing technologies – traktor scratch, effectors, samplers alongside with loops adding acapellas and scratch. Arkady’s concept is to amaze and entertain the audience playfully defining his playing style as acid house rock’n’roll!
Hugo Urgell “Absobitai” is a DJ and producer. Born in 1998 on the island Ibiza, Spain. He grew up surrounded by electronic music in all aspects. Educating him and giving him the deepest harmonic sense that has led him to immerse himself in the search for new sound experiences.
Today he is at an unbeatable moment in his career, with enough time to put into this project the most reflective technical and musical means acquired. The sound of Asobitai gives the real feeling that the music is alive, due to the fluidity of its composition It’s a deep sound, full of unique melodic sound nuances has made Asobitai share the cockpit with artists like Petar
Dundov, Agents of Time, Karmon, Manuel Tur, Clavis, Amberoom, Maceo Plex, Arbat, Redsea at Destino Hotel Ibiza y Tox Club Ibiza.
Among his personal projects East -festival stand out, where Asobitai united technology with natural enclaves creating complex sound structures. Some of the DJ’s that will participate in his project are Paul Kalkbrenner, Stephan Bodzin, AME, Agents of Time and many more.
Bill Patrick
In America, specifically NYC, Bill Patrick is a man of many accolades... Since his days as a DJ in legendary clubs such as The Limelight, Vinyl & Arc, he has charmed our hearts and moved our bodies. Not to mention being co-founder of the famed Robots parties and amusing us weekly as Robot Radio's alluring and witty host. Within the world of electronic music everyone has a tale about our friend Bill Patrick. Some funny, some sad, some tragic, most shady, but at the end of each story or any encounter with this demigod you're left wanting more.

In 2008, this mythical creature, who by chance was reborn a man, relocated to Berlin. Why? Few know. Some say it was in search of gold, some suggest it was out of self loathing, those in his inner circle say it was to be closer to them. He says it was to challenge the European state of mind and how sexually active they, as a people, can become. In any event all legend and lore were left behind. So where has that left this man, this nu-romantic? I'll tell you, striving to be more. It doesn't matter that the only places he now plays are mega festivals like Outline in Moscow, Sunwaves in Romania, or super clubs like Arma 17, Fabric, and Rex in Paris. Currently touring the globe and vocally enlightening the Universe, Bill still finds time to update his Facebook fan page and send out extremely well written tweets. But he wants to step out of his box and come to you, to educate the minds of the world with his deep, psychedelic take on contemporary dance music. With the help of his unwavering comrades; Guy Gerber, Seth Troxler, Ryan Crosson and Shaun Reeves, he is destined to thrive!
- Words by Seth Troxler
Binh Nguyen keeps a low profile, but he's currently one of the key names in house and techno. A popular DJ and respected producer with longstanding ties to influential institutions such as Club der Visionaere and Perlon, Binh embodies a hard-working, ego-free approach to DJing that's hard to find in dance music today. Raised in Düsseldorf but now based in Berlin, Binh's been a committed record digger for more than a decade—a trait that defines his much-loved sound. Just like the food he grew up cooking in his family's restaurants, there are two simple things behind Binh's success: timeless ingredients and an artful touch...
Black Sun Empire
When the Utrecht-based trio of Rene Verdult and brothers Micha and Milan Heyboer chose their artist alias, they couldn’t have known it would manifest itself as a destiny to be fulfilled. But for Black Sun Empire, their title has become their fate. Known to many as the leaders of the harder, heavier and more experimental end of drum & bass, Black Sun Empire has grown into more than an artist project.
Now Black Sun Empire and its offshoot, Blackout, is a record label and events empire with a reach that stretches across the globe and has seen its three-man namesake spearhead a whole generation of new artists.
Blapps Posse
The idea of Blapps Posse was to build a collective of musicians, singers and rappers influenced by the same kind of diverse backgrounds.
Founding members Jazzy Jay and Dazzle D made their first release ‘Rock The Discotheques’ under the guise Dynamic Guv’nors in 1988 and was released on their own label Blapps.
Aston Harvey of The Freestylers started working at Noisegate Sudios (owned by Double Trouble) in 1989, where he met Jay & Dazzle D. After talking about making tunes they found they had a similar taste in music...
Bloody Mary
Bloody Mary encompasses all aspects of an established electronic musician: she’s a vinyl DJ, she performs as a hardware-only live act, she’s a producer, and she’s been running the label Dame-Music since 2010.
Her unique musical taste and elegant on-stage presence have seen her feature at festivals such as Movement Detroit, Piknic Electronik Australia and Barcelona, Intro Festival Mongolia, ADE, Sonar and WMC Miami. She has also graced the decks of world-renowned clubs like Fabric London, Space Ibiza, Panorama Bar Berlin, Smart Bar Chicago, Tresor and many more.
Craig Richards
Artist, record collector, dreamer, DJ, producer and gentleman of the night - Craig Richards can be described in many ways but most of all he is a storyteller. His ability to bring life, breadth and narrative to everything he does is the secret to his success.
Unlike many of his peers Craig has achieved worldwide recognition by staying in one place. His eighteen year period as artist in residence at Fabric in London has not only defined the musical output of the world’s most famous club but in doing so has shaped British underground music.
Dan Andrei
One of Romania’s confirmed talents, Dan Andrei is a extraordinary producer and also a DJ to watch. His releases can be found on imprints like Arpiar, Be Chosen or Kurbits, just to name a few. You haven’t been to a club if you didn’t hear at least once one of his productions. Or maybe you went to the wrong clubs, it’s the same.
Various gigs around Europe keep him busy, as well as playing Playstation among other things. He is headlining the Sunwaves festival, he has more than a few gigs around Europe this summer, and he’s also working on some hot new collabs.
Dana Ruh
Born and raised in Germany‘s small town Gera, Dana Ruh soon found her way to the capital city Berlin and since then has been on a constantly evolving musical journey.
In the early years her sound was rooted in techno and landed most often on her label, Brouqade, which has become a go to outlet for contemporary club sounds.
When she isn’t busy in the studio crafting textured tracks, Dana is a fine DJ who holds down resident duties at top Berlin space Club Der Visionare. It is there that she lays down seductive tracks from the worlds of house and techno as well as gems in between. So she does when on tour around world, hitting up clubs and festivals everywhere from the UK to the USA, Romania to Russia.
Dave Vega
Dave is part of the european dance scene since almost 20 years now, on dance floors and behind the decks. After releases on labels like Bpitch Control, Serialism, Get Physical, Exone, and many others, he started a new project under the name OGNI last year together with Tobi Neumann and Saktu from Russia. The first release came out on the Spanish imprint Oblack Label as a vinyl only EP, now the boys release their next one on Berlin’s Mobilee Records. Vega`s roots have always been somewhere between House and Techno - that`s what he plays and still drives him after almost 2 decades of electronic music experience.
David Gtronic
His podcast series “The Terrace” has grown since launching in August 2008 to reach almost 2,000,000 downloads in total, showcasing his eclectic and carefully-crafted journey-style DJ sets to listeners across the world. The series has become a musical diary for David, not only expressing himself musically but through the artworks he creates for each episode. Whate-ver he puts his hands to, it’s always imbued with the sense of musical mysticism and contrast between the natural and the artificial that he strives to bring to life.
David relishes the challenge of crafting techno that reveals itself gradually to the careful listener, emotions embossed into his pounding rhythms by way of subtle textures and me-lodies that lay deep beneath the surface. His mesmerising collaborative mini-album with Dutch producer Lilith, Lagrimas Del Sol from 2013 has demonstrated his prowess in marrying eclectic, traditional sounds to complex dancefloor grooves, with pianos, cellos and much more woven into this fascinating musical tapestry. Constantly evolving, he has from there developed a deeper, more sophisticated sound which is obvious from his recent productions.
Davide Squillace
A renowned DJ & producer, label boss and art creative, DAVIDE SQUILLACE'S career is constantly evolving as he brings his innovative ideas to the forefront, from music to art. A true renowned talent, his sound is an eloquent mix of techno, dance, indie, instrumental and downtempo beats. DAVIDE SQUILLACE’s career title is constantly evolving. A label boss, art creative and renowned DJ & producer in his own right, Davide has the ability to express himself audibly and visually through the different platforms he has created over the years. Since establishing his music career over a decade ago, Davide’s dynamic sound continues to light up and inspire dancefloors, spanning over many continents. His side project, Better Lost Than Stupid sees Davide collaborate with fellow revered DJ’s: Martin Buttrich and Matthias Tanzmann. Also passionate about art and culture, Davide established two creative brands and artist collectives, This And That and Blender.
A hero of the underground from the days of his Platinum-selling UK anthem I Don’t Smoke Da Reefer, Deekline oversees a range of Hot Cakes imprints (Hot Cakes, Sludge, Jungle Cakes and the legendary Rat Records) all of which work tirelessly to propel street level artists into the forefront of the electronic music scene.
Deekline is that rare figure in dance music, the seminal producer who balances the cutting edge and the mainstream with effortless flair. Head of the London to Brighton-spanning Hot Cakes collective of producers, promoters and DJs, this bass music icon recently released new album Bounce ‘n’ Shake with studio partner in crime Ed Solo, an eclectic tour de force sent down with the kind of assurance one might expect from DJs who have sent bodies flying round the room at club venues across the globe for more than a decade.
Deian is a Bulgarian born Canadian raised artist & electronic music concept creator currently living in Dubai. At the present moment, he is best known for creating the concepts Groove On The Grass Music Festival & Tale Of Us’s Afterlife brand. He is the founder and owner of the international event and concept development agency; The Artist Network.
His sister, who was part of the Toronto rave scene in the mid 90’s, first introduced Deian to electronic music. His interest was sparked, and he began playing around with her drum and bass records. Having laid his hands on vinyl, trying to mix at 170 BPM, Deian realized that being a DJ was not easy in those days. But instead of giving up, he set off to learn the tricks of the trade from those who knew it best. Drawing on his knack for business, he began surrounding himself with some of the local music industry’s most talented performers and producers. Deian’s work not only cemented his place in the Toronto music scene, but it also allowed him to spend a considerable amount of time behind the decks.
Denis Kaznacheev
Russian producer Denis Kaznacheev has received a healthy level of acclaim and attention as one half of Easy Changes, the ‘minimal techno’ duo who have amassed a sizable following since 2007 through releases on their own imprint Nervmusic and other well respected labels such as All Inn, Grow Vinyl, FoundSound, Sleep Is Commercial, Only 300 Family and Arma. The time has come now for to Denis to embark on a musical side project created solely by his own two hands and a few machines. His pensive sounds waves subtle grooves in amongst discordant synth blasts, electronic bleeps and whirrs, tripped-out FX and tinges of organic instrumentation creating a fascinating juxtaposition.
Having grown up in South Africa on a staple diet of Dire Straits, Tina Turner & Bryan Adams, Digby Smith had to find his own way musically. Playing in bands for many years, and having spent the best part of a decade as an engineer in landmark London studios, he is known as a deft practitioner of analogue sound. An Obsessive vinyl collector across genres, he is fast becoming known for his esoteric sets and bold selection. Alex & Digby’s experimental imprint FLASH AS A RAT is a vent of continualмeccentricity, and has garnered wide scale underground support. After the tragicмpassing of his brother Alex, Digby continues the legacy they built together.
Diskonnected is the resident of Smoke Machine and a regular guest dj at the respectful local club Korner.
Managing the well-known Smoke Machine podcast, diskonnected has also played a major role in sculpting the sound of both Smoke Machine events and Organik festival in Taiwan, while expanding his DJ-sets to places like Japan, Korea, China and Europe.
DJ Masda
A Japanese DJ, born and raised at the foot of Mt.Fuji, Shizuoka. Cutting his teeth on spinning vinyls in '90s, dj masda has steadily developed his deeper exploration of house and techno.
Not to mention his diverse, flawless track selection and precise mixing that integrates best bits from the old to the new, it’s easy to see why he is respected as one of the finest selector amongst Japanese underground scene if you catch him playing or his highly-rated podcast mixes for ResidentAdvisor / XLR8R / NightClubber.Ro / Technique Tokyo / Undersound.
At Cabaret and Middle of NowHere parties in Tokyo, he has invited some like-minded djs who shares common attitude. Those tireless efforts made him an important hub for underground scene across Japan and Europe.
He launched Cabaret Recordings imprint with So Inagawa to set a platform for showcasing his twisted but authentic view on house and techno. Also, he is spearheading A&R operations for Tokyo's Energy Flash Distribution. His intense musical journey broadens beyond his home country to encompass Europe as he now has a base in Berlin as well as in Japan.
DJ Stingray
A Detroit native, Sherard Ingram is an established figure in electro and techno from its earliest days.
Ingram is a menacing node in the vast tangle of electronic music's history, present, and future. As DJ Stingray he propagates a seer-like, totalising concept of what it is to be engaged in thinking ahead by making people move. Permit yourself to zoom out of your singular reality enough such that all activity, all that is knowingly accumulated and all that is unnervingly accepted on this earth, is a spectrum of information. This includes the thermodynamics of our own biological structure. Now consider that music is a segment of this spectrum, and DJ Stingray's nexus of electro and techno a further specialised section forged in bypassing normalised circuits to confront the future, to articulate abstract dynamics. It's a slice of information, it is a bandwidth. Ingram's crucial and distinctive function in this system is to decode his particular nexus as a speculative software for others, and to encode its conspicuous qualities as a feedback system with the rest of the spectrum. If it sounds intense, it's because it is, and it's still just about sweating it out at a club.
Despite his humble persona, as a DJ and producer, DOTT (Dogs On The Turns) is an integral player in Bangkok’s ever-expanding underground house and techno scene. In recent years his reputation has spread overseas and he has become a regular feature in the South-East Asian dance music network bringing his unique style to Singapore’s Headquarters and The Upstairs and Vietnam’s The Light House. As a producer he has released on Little Helpers, Whoyostro, Motek, Manjumasi as well as his own imprint More Rice. He has music forthcoming on Bodyparts and Oblack. His production style, much like his DJ sets, are rooted in a love of deep house and minimal with indelible bass line grooves (he used to play bass in and acid jazz band) acting as the foundation for abstract and trippy top lines.
From global success in the commercial domain, to equal accomplishments within the underground scene, Dubfire (aka Ali Shirazinia) is an artist whose drive, talent and intuition have placed him in the top tier of electronic music artists in the world. He maintains this position within the industry with an unrelenting work ethic and a determination to innovate, evolve, and entertain. Whether it’s his involvement with Deep Dish, his solo performances at an extensive list of the world’s most influential clubs and festivals, his dubfire:live HYBRID show, running his label SCI+TEC, or simply his exploration of audio and visual technology, Dubfire is in a class of his own.
Faibish & Gilinsky
Tel Aviv`s Nir & Shay started collaborating 2 years ago, After more than a decade of exploring electronic music and djing at carefully selected musical events. Their sets take you on a journey thru sound and space, from deep melancholy to melodic uplifting. Always deliver highest quality, top notch sound.
PS also they played at Midburn (little brother of burning man in Israel)
Ferry Corsten
Hailing from Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Ferry Corsten’s illustrious career is exemplified by a passion for music that began as a hobby and spiralled into a full-blown profession, as he continues to push the boundaries of trance music as much today as much as he did in his fledgling career. This is highlighted by his latest project UNITY, a concept launched in 2018 that will see Ferry collaborate with iconic trance acts throughout the year with the vision of uniting the Trance community for a bigger cause. Ferry has partnered with VH1’s Save The Music Foundation, an organisation formed to reinstate music programs for children, which has helped 2,100 schools to date. The first of these collaborations came in the form of icon Paul Oakenfold, a track that Billboard hailed as the “perfect starting point for UNITY”. This project follows on from Ferry’s 2017 sci-fi concept album ‘Blueprint’, a full length for which.
Ferry worked with House Of Cards screenwriter David H. Miller to complete, and which includes narration from Amazing Spider-Man and Exorcism Of Emily Rose actor Campbell Scott. 2017 also saw Ferry place in DJ Mag’s Top 100 poll for the 7 th consecutive year, making him the longest serving Dutch DJ in the ranking, and with past accolades and new projects taken into account it’s no surprise.
Vladimir Fonarev, with his 30 years of experience in playing, radio host, sound producer and promoter, is for many years one of the most Russia reputable artists. His bio comprises the whole history of the Russian club movement. The first disco parties at Orion cinema, the very first Jump disco, electronic music show Funny House on Radio Maximum and legendary 'Stanciya', thousands of raves at Olimpiyskiy, Berlin May Day Performance and Russian XIII Ibiza parties, 'Atmosfera' and Znaki labels - that's all about him.
Having been through thick and thin Fonarev is still among the leading Russian DJs. His Digital Emotions combines the semi-titled record label, his own radio show and promo group.
The performances held by Fonarev are the genuine trip into the world of sound. Each performance is a combination of ethnics, drive, emotions and artistry. Among his favourite music genres are Progressive, Trance and Breaks. Digital Emotions, Fonarev's radio show, is in the top ten of Itunes Russia music podcasts and also has been number one in PromoDJ for more than 4 years by now.
After an 18 year career the Freestylers have covered a full 360 degrees in the Bass Music genre, having played all the biggest festivals, the most talked about Nightclubs around the World and even the quintessentially British music show, Top Of The Pops. Having achieved the kind of success most artists can only dream of, they’ve not rested on their laurels.
Aston and Matt started working on Music together in the mid ‘90’s afterdiscovering a mutual love of Hip-Hop, Electro and Beats. From being voted ‘Best Band’ by Muzik Magazine in ’98, to touring with Lenny Kravitz on his American Woman Tour, rocking a crowd of 30,000 at Glastonbury Festival ’99, performing at MTV’s Times Square Millennium Party, playing Big Day Out ’05. The Freestylers began their career as an Urban Electronic Music Act, and their early tunes set the marker, then in addition to their status as Underground Heroes, they have gained commercial success with their Global Hit ‘Push Up’ and have had their Music synched in many TV Commercials and Films, including the hugely successful. The Freestylers are here to stay and are definitely rocking even harder.
Fumiya Tanaka
Fumiya Tanaka has been regarded as one of the legendary DJ/artists in Techno for almost 20 years. He has been doing numerous projects such as his private label “TOREMA RECORDS”, his recent label “op.disc” (co-running with Yoshihiro HANNO aka RADIQ), and his famous party “CHAOS” (in Tokyo and Osaka), and through his long running career, he has been successfully expressing the possibilities of music. His unique style is focused on “minimal” house and techno, but through his play, he pulls out the beauty, the depth and the thickness of music and turns “minimal” into “maximum”. This is one of the reasons why he is still at the top. Lately Tanaka started a new label called “Sundance”. Fumiya run’s also the Project To-Fu Productions together with Thomas Melchior together and is releated to Perlon records.
Born in Tarvisio a beautiful town in the mountains of northern Italy. Since very young age, Gabri-L has been following the Italian Deep-Tech music scene and has been inspired by travels all over the world, developing a strong knowledge for the Underground music. His career started in 2012 when he, at the age of 19, decided to move permanently in Melbourne. After one year of playing in several clubs, he created several brands, among them “Quality projekt “, and “The Breakfast Club”, the most known After-party in Australia, hosting and supporting Djs from all over the world such as Tini, Barca, Sepp, Clive Henry, Boris Werner, John Dimas, Ferro, Dan Farsarelli, Stipé, Marcelo Cura, Olga Korol, Cesar Merveille, Alexkid, Jack Wickham, Traumer, Anthea and many more.
Gabri-L continuously evolves himself, his passion, his ambitious work and his interest in every step of the music creation process.During his first Europe tour 2018, Gabri-L spread his sound in some of the most respected venue in the scene, such as FabricLondon, Club Der Visionaer, Macarena Club, and many unknown After Party in the most underground venue with dj set btw 5/8 hour.
His swinging sound includes complex beat structures paired with a classic house drive and techno groove.It's fair to say he’s an experienced DJ who really knows how to read and work the dance floor. As he moves forward and continues to delight and surprise people all around the world with his flair and precision mixing, Gabri-L is a name you will certainly come to hear more of in the future.
Gescu is one of the artists that has grown under Sunrise Booking Agency’s wing. Since joining Sunrise back in 2007, he has evolved from a young, aspiring DJ to one of the constant performers on the romanian electronic music scene.
While artists such as Ricardo Villaobos, Zip or Thomas Melchior laid early layers for his style, being a member of the new wave of romanian artists means that his musical pattern is drawn from the sounds produced by the local music scene, blended with his pick of international records.
Combining sleek mixing skills with a calm and confident demeanour, Gescu has also proven his versatility as a DJ, versatility that has seen him opening some of Sunrise most important events in Romania, headlining various events abroad or playing long back2back afterhours sets at Sunwaves with fellow romanian artists.
Giorgia Angiuli (Live)
Born in Puglia, also known as the heel of Italy’s boot, Giorgia is a classically trained musician, composer and multi-instrumentalist. Very early on she developed a strong interest for electronic music and started to experiment with new live techniques. The solo project of Giorgia Angiuli stylistically moves between pop, techno and house. She uses her voice to create a dreamy dimension intensified by the use of unique toy instruments. During her set she combines keyboards, drum pad and theremin with the sounds of a toy flute, sax, trumpets and many other toys. Mixing all of these samples and loops she shapes a vibrating and energetic groove that sets the dance floor on fire.
From 2013 to the present Giorgia has had success releasing on some of the biggest labels, Stil vor Talent, Crosstown Rebels, Kindisch, Kevin Saunderson’s legendary techno KMS, Harry Klein, Einmusika, Systematic and Suara to name few. In 2018 her new EP “No Body No Pain” released on Stil Vor Talent.
Pioneer, graffiti artist, drum 'n' bass icon, DJ, actor and producer.
Goldie is a total original, a multi-talented complex shape shifter, who’s sold more than 2.5 million records worldwide.
Against all odds, and despite a traumatic childhood, he succeeded in unleashing his boundless creativity from a very young age, having transformed an underground British sound into a mainstream international movement, whilst collaborating with major pop icons along the way.
Guti (Live)
Guti isn‘t your run-of-the-mill electronic artist. Rather, it‘s the Argentinian‘s deep-rooted love of jazz and rock that form the foundations of his musical craft. Although today he‘s best known for his work alongside Desolat, Defected and his own Rompecorazones imprint, there was a time when he was revered as the keyboard player in Jóvenes Pordioseros, a Buenos Aires-born band that enjoyed huge commercial success both home and abroad. Many in his position would have been content to live out the life of a rock star, but Guti harboured a burning desire to explore new paths. Around 2007, he started experimenting with making house and techno, beginning a journey that would transform him into an established force on the global dance scene. Famously, it was Loco Dice and Desolat that gave Guti his big break. After licensing one of Guti‘s tracks for his NRK mix The Lab 01, the German DJ requested he send him some more music. All of what Guti sent Dice loved, and in 2008 Guti was invited to Europe to join team Desolat (tINI, Livio & Roby, Martin Buttrich). Without a moment‘s hesitation, he packed his bags and dived head-first into his new life, playing live and supporting Dice at clubs and festivals the world over. He had been making house and techno for barely 12 months.
Hibiya Line
Behind that name hides Dan, a Swiss-Vietnamese guy who in 2006 began playing live acts mixing house and techno in his hometown of Lausanne, Switzerland. In 2013, he founded The Observatory, an underground club in HCMC, Vietnam that is naturally dedicated to the music he likes. The venue has since obtained a reputation for itself in the country and broader region as a place that is dedicated to quality dance music. A Hibiya Line set can be anything from a cosmic journey through the exoplanets of electronic rarities, an archaeological excavation of loft-locked disco gems, and anything in between. Arguably one of the true pioneers of underground dance music in Vietnam, his sound escapes the confines of genres and is designed for dancing with an element of anticipation and surprise.
Balance is the key to Hunter/Game's music. It's part of growing up in Milan - a sophisticated urban centre for film, fashion and art, but whose inhabitants relish the contrast of spending reflective time in the nature that surrounds the city. Having been part of Milan's techno scene since its first days, the duo of Emmanuele Nicosia and Martino Bertola now find themselves equally influenced by the city and by nature - making music that harnesses the urban propulsion of techno within an introspective, thoughtful take on melody....
II Faces
Ben Weiss & Saull are two emerging DJs, regulars throughout Parisian clubs and also the ‘after’ party scene on Ibiza; the spirit of which they bring at their party "I'M IN“. Also working as producers, their first EP was released in 2016 and immediately noticed with tracks played at Circoloco DC10, Ibiza. They played before Black Coffee at VOID Mykonos, alongside Patrick Topping and Neverdogs for the Gia Sai x Kaluki Party and at Insomnia before Apollonia in a warehouse party, both in Paris. In 2016 they became part of the Gia Sai Agency residents and played with Richy Ahmed, Djebali, John Dimas and Shaun Reeves. 2018 saw II FACES biggest year yet, with a number of releases but playing in some of the biggest parties in Ibiza such as Black Coffee at Hi and ANTS at Ushuaia. With more 2018 plans looming, II FACES look to wrap up the summer playing at BPM Festival along side Neverdogs, Bamboleo Records stage.
Ion Ludwig
The first signs of Ion Ludwig as a producer were brought to the world via a release on Butane’s Alphahouse in 2006. Ion however, possesses one of those unique stories of starting at such an early age, he was producing electronic music at the age of 17, having then his first release out at 21. Now, over 10 years on, his name continues to echo the representation of pure quality music, one which also shows that having a background as a musician certainly contributes greatly to such talent, dedication and wide recognition.
Ion Ludwig’s musical influences are very wide and not only have been marked by for instance his early encounters with playing acoustic guitar or African drums but equally, if not more importantly, those acquired by his travels and the exposure to different cultures which contribute as major influences to his work...
Jake Hough
Having come across this gent many moons ago it was clear from the offset his sound was perfect for Sunday’s.
If the mark of a strong dj is versatility – Jake has to be one of the strongest acts within our scene. From dubby moody room openings, euphoric morning closing sets, and main room hammer time, Jake’s versatility and unwavering standard sets “Hoffy” as a stand out artist.
His ability to read crowds and continually feed off their reaction to guide him towards their appeal makes him a party favourite on a weekly basis. Always pushing the envelope just enough to experiment with blends of sounds and tones to offer something different each set.
From Steve O’Sullivan, East End Dubs, Brawther, DJ T., Diego Krause, Delano Smith, S3A and so on as supported artists as well as Renate, EGG, Ibiza Underground, OFF Week, Café Del Mar, WetYourSelf! And CocoBeach and every festival, venue and party worth its salt domestically all adding to his accolades over the last few years of beat matching.
Over the years we’ve come to expect nothing less than exceptional sets from the one we call ‘Hoffy’ securing his place amongst our residents.
James Mc Hale
These days being an artist within the modern forms of Techno, Minimal and House music doesn’t necessarily mean that you must remain exclusive only to the underground sphere. Forgetting the cliches that all music is universal, having knowledge through learning of another genre outside the electronic circle can only mean enriching one’s skill and ability, both as a DJ and a Producer.
For James Mc Hale, this was exactly the reason and the path he sought growing up in his youth. Encouraged by parents who saw the benefits in this, he enlisted in his school’s Jazz group and began an exploration in expression that would continue on for several years, firmly grounding a base in music culture that would continue well into his adult life.
Jay Mugelli
Jay Mugelli is a Melbourne based DJ originally from Italy. He first found his love for electronic music as a teenager playing records at after hours parties in his hometown of Desenzano Del Garda.
Moving to Melbourne in 2013 he made his way onto the scene (2014) with regular appearances at clubs such as Circus, Brown alley, Pawn & Co, Revolver, Onesixone & Killing Time.
In recent years he has established his own sound of stripped back dubby and groovy tech house as a resident of The Breakfast Club Melbourne leading to sets at Rainbow Serpent festival, Let Them Eat Cake, Pitch festival, Circoloco Melbourne as well as interstate shows at SASH Sydney, WeLove and ZOO Project.
Jonathan Kusuma
Jonathan (Ojon) Kusuma (I'M A CLICHE) is a Jakarta-based musician, song writer, DJ and music director. With two of his friends, he established Space.rec (2009 - 2015), a seminal underground record label that released albums and singles by Indonesian musicians. Ojon is also one of the founders of Akamady Records with Gerhan Ferdinal a.k.a Komodo, which is part of Jakarta's Rossi Musik scene. Currently, Ojon's main record label is I'm a Cliche (France). He also has a number of recent releases on Love on the Rocks (Berlin), Cocktail d'Amore (Berlin), Ene (Japan; forthcoming), as well as remix projects for 5alad on Fector City Label (Barcelona), Split Secs on Machine Limited (US) and and Vicky Montefusco on Clouded Vision Label (UK).
Since 2008, whether with his band Space System or as a solo musician, Ojon’s work has been released by local and international record labels, namely Bravura (London), Jeansreatti (Italy) as Draculae, Pizzico (Italy) as Space System, Optimo Music (Glasgow) as Space System, Love International (Malaysia) as Space System, Buy You Sell Me (UK) as Space System, Double Deer (Jakarta), and Fast Forward Rec (Bandung) as Space System.
Kerry Wallace
The driving force behind Australia’s largest and most highly regarded underground house music event – S.A.S.H, 2 decades of experience have brought Kerry to the highest echelons of Djing and promoting.
Locally, gracing the stages of every festival, venue and party worth its salt across Australia, his chunky, deep and melodic tech house sound has seen him play alongside some of the world’s most recognisable artists. From Rainbow Serpent, Subsonic Music Festival to Future Music Festival (Cocoon Stage). hosting the likes of Sven Vath, Maya Jane Coles and Guy Gerber to Alex Niggemann, Alexkid, Dixon, Mihai Popoviciou, Sascha Dive, Andre Pushkarev and Enzo Siragusa on a weekly basis at S.A.S.H. His sound is immediately audible leaving revellers consistently moving irrelevant of the slot.
Kolford. Этот невероятно мастеровитый электронщик начинал карьеру на радио лет двадцать назад, побывал резидентом или арт-директором всех топовых клубных проектов Одессы, затем стал фактически жить на два города, мотаясь между Одессой и Москвой с периодическим заездом на мероприятия вроде Казантипа или принимая участия в культовых вечеринках Армы. После чего прочно обосновался в известном одесском проекте Feeleed и клубе Port, резидентом которого является и до сих пор. За вертушками Kolford может местами выдавать на гора и драм-н-бейс с красивейшим ликвид-фанком, но по большей части все же предпочитает неторопливый, однако довольно мощный инструментальный хаус.
Lady Waks
Multi award-winning Lady Waks is established as one of the principal artists on the international bass music scene, and has DJed everywhere from Love Parade in Berlin to top clubs like Fabric in London.
Her weekly radio show on Radio Record — the biggest radio station in Russia — continues to reach 84 cities in this fast-growing, huge market for electronic dance music, and — with a keen eye for art, design and photography.
Her acclaimed club night, IBWT, has put on club nights and festivals all over Russia, including the world’s first breakbeat festival in the mid-noughties. Waks has hosted stages at events like the huge «MAYDAY» parties in Russia and also took an active part in the largest festivals in Russia and Ukraine.
An amazing DJ, a multi-talented one-woman industry — is there nothing this diminutive powerhouse can’t do?
Originally from Toulouse, Lamache’s career started at a young age within the industry. Inspired by artists who, back then, and still today keep the underground electronic music scene thriving, he has quickly progressed amongst the ranks proving himself as a talented and versatile DJ.
Moving first to Paris to study electronic music culture and sound engineering, the exposure to a wealth of new and unique sounds and environments led him to make the natural migration to London, the melting pot of music, artists and culture.
Formerly a member of Toi Toi Musik collective, an established and admired party and label amongst music heavy weights that is based in London, his newest project has led him to Berlin where his focus remains on growing his potential in the studio and concentrating on developing his label.
Two years young the record label has gone from strength to strength successfully hosting showcases across Europe as well as representing a talented group of artists from Odd Soul, Zendid, Alex & Digby and Robin Ordell.
Leeroy Thornhill
As part of the biggest Dance act of the 90’s you will of course all know Leeroy Thornhill. Being a member of one of the greatest bands of the last 20 years is as much as an introduction any one needs!
Leeroy spent over 10 years with the Prodigy on their worldwide tours, numerous festival events and general hell raising shenanigans. A few years ago Leeroy left the band to concentrate on his own solo productions under the name Flightcrank and to re launching his DJ career which he didn’t really have time for while in the band. He picked up his musical style whilst touring with the Prod in mid 90’s it is a mix of tuff Electrobreaks, old skool samples, Hip Hop, rock and electro. This is basically a great mash up of breaks n electro style toons, using plenty of familiar hooks, with a good old skool feel. Heavy on the electro edge and full of funk that rocks the dancefloor.
Lena Popova
Known as first Russian female DJ Lena Popova started playing vinyl only in 1994, preferring mostly techno in its different forms, also electro and breaks. She was the resident and promoter of famous St Petersburg based Tunnel club which was known as alma mater of local underground talents. In 1996 she started a career on radio, hosting two weekly shows on the legendary Russian underground Radio Port. Since 1997 Lena Popova has been a resident of Kazantip Festival (previously held in Crimea, since 2014 in Georgia, now known as Befooz and Epizode in Vietnam). As a Minister of Happiness of Kazantip Republic she was managing St Petersburg stage since 2002. At the moment Lena’s collection of vinyl includes more than 2000 records. Now she is responsible for Technicheskiy Pereryv (Technical Break) show on Radio Record. She is a resident of m_division community taking part in the most important events on electronic music scene in St-Petersburg such as Gamma Festival, big raves Nobel, Beta, Mystery, Artification project. Also she performs at the most noted local techno clubs: in Stackenschneider, having her own monthly party Lena & The Gang, in KPD, Mosaique, Masts and others venues. Besides she tours a lot with gigs all over Russia and abroad. Her DJ sets are always eclectic, emotional and distinctive. They sounds like novels — every time new one written for particular event, venue, time and audience.
Likwid is a multifaceted musician & media professional based out of Mumbai. He’s spent the better part of the last decade honing his DJ skills playing some of the most eclectic dance floors and festivals around India.
Currently in his mid 20’s and already a decade into the hustle of the music industry – Likwid has had the honor of supporting and playing along side some of the finest DJs/Live acts in the world such as Ame, Etapp Kyle, Rodriguez Jr, M.A.N.D.Y, & Petar Dundov to name a few.
A true connoisseur of techno, acid and disco, Likwid can move seamlessly from dark, claustrophobic passages to soulful and euphoric moods within a set – sometimes between moments. It is this very nature of his sets, which has won him a loyal following among the scene punters and music enthusiasts alike.
Apart from his adventures behind the decks Likwid also runs his own brand of boutique festival – Future Theory, which builds on his philosophy of pushing the boundaries within the realm of House & Techno and everything in between. As the name of the festival suggests – Future Theory is one of the most cutting edge dance music event currently in the country and reflects the artistic vision of the man behind it.
Maayan Nidam
Maayan Nidam, an artist in flux, continues to change, evolve and challenge boundaries both in her Berlin studio and on stage. She has built a reputation as a fine DJ and producer who favours a subtle approach towards mesmeric moments.
Her DJ sets, predominantly based in stripped-back, deep sounds, utilise an intriguing vinyl collection, using obscure interludes for recontextualisation. This approach makes for some magical moments on the dance-floor, where a night’s highlight may come from the most unlikely of tracks. As a musician obsessed about sound and the technology behind its creation, her workflow places a strong focus on the studio environment. Triggering chain reactions between guitar pedals, drum machines, modular synths and acoustic instruments, generating sounds in unpredictable, exciting ways. Inspired by her 2014 performances as The Waves with an accompanying band, Maayan has developed a solo live set that allows her to further her studio experiments and take them on the road. With a flexibly evolving range of hardware, she re-creates the spontaneous frame of her productions, delving deep into the possibilities of live dubbing and improvisation, keeping the performance exciting for both the crowd and Maayan herself.
Mafia Kiss
Mafia Kiss is the solo project of multi award winning UK based producer/DJ Paul Baron.
Recently cited by DJ Mag as one of the pioneers of the new breakbeat bass movement, his bass, break sound has secured Baron a space on the infamous Punks Music label founded by Stanton Warriors.
The Stanton Sessions regular has produced releases & remixes on labels such as Rat Records, LOT49, Sunday Best Recordings, Sub Slayers & Saucy Records – plus gained support from the likes of Diplo, DJ Zinc, Hannah Wants, Monki (Radio 1Xtra), Mike Delinquent (KISS Fresh), Worthy, Plump DJ's, Deekline, Marten Hørger, Lady Waks & Kissy Sell Out.
Developing his taste in music with hip-hop and underground Romanian rap, Mahony started enjoying electronic music by high school. The "IT PLACE" in Bucharest was Kristal Club, and he went there to enjoy his favorite artists and get a glimpse of the scene. Playing for friends and small parties was just the beginning for Mahony, getting more recognition as a DJ when he got the residency of Kudos Beach Club in Mamaia. With a full season and great reviews, Mahony was signed as a resident DJ in his favorite club, Kristal. He got to play alongside great artists like Pan-Pot, The Martinez Brothers, Seth Troxler, Dubfire, Carl Cox, John Digweed, Loco Dice, and many more. His career fast forwarded playing for Sunwaves Festival over the years, as one of the residents.
Having gigs abroad and producing more, made Mahony one of the rising stars in Bucharest's electronic music scene. Playing with Vatos Locos in Berlin (CDV), Barcelona (Off Sonar), Mexico (BPM) brought the Romanian DJ in the spotlights with new music coming soon for his increasing fan base. Over the last two years gigs in New York, Philadelphia, Montreal , Argentina, Berlin, Dubai, Paris touched a string of the traveler in him, embracing the life on the road and all the new friends it brings.
Mahony's eclectic style is sprinkled with inspired tracks at the right time, surprising moments and a wide variety of genres transformed into his sets.
A creative mastermind, Australia's Subsonic Music Group Director is known for dexterously crafting disarming musical force-fields that put anyone who enters them under his spell. Spreading his wisdom through his exquisite Techno repertoire, it’s a definite that Marcotix will take you for one heck of a ride.
Co-founder of Subsonic Music, Subsonic Music Festival, Deep As Funk, and Earthdance Sydney (Sydney Park) Marcotix began his music career at the age of 16 in Tokyo in the 90’s and soon after began a record shop in New York City’s lower East Side at the tender age of 18. By the following decade MARCOTIX was notorious for being a reputable and trustworthy club promoter in NYC, Tokyo and now Sydney - where he is known as one of the techno/minimal pioneers, forever pushing the sound we now love to the Sydney club scene.
Marcotix can currently be spotted eating a deep fried mars bar on Bondi Beach, Australia.
Marcus L
Marcus L has been in motion his whole life—growing up in Seoul, coming of age in England, decamping to Berlin and finally settling back in Seoul—and his deeply syncopated brand of electronic dance music has evolved with every step of the journey.
Marcus L is a DJ and founder of the label ‘Ameniia’ (since 2014) as well as Kammer Radio & Records. He also runs one of the key club in Asia called Faust in Seoul, South Korea. Through the DJs he has played with, which has seen DJs such as Avalon Emerson, Ben Klock, DVS1, Sven Väth as well as Ryan Eilliot come through his own DJ sets and the club itself, he made the Faust to one of the most important clubs in ASIA for sincere electronic music.
Moscow based DJ, promoter and founder of community and label System 108 Eugene Mashkov is a notable enthusiast of Russian club industry and electronic music scene.
At the begining of 2010s Mashkov became a resident of famous Moscow club Vanilla Ninja and after its closing made showcases of the club community on different club venues.
In 2015 he founded a community System 108 in cooperation with his Vanilla Ninja’s comrades Adamov and Boym.
While label released about 6 EPs of Russian and European producers per year, regular parties System 108 in Konstruktor and then in Gazgolder club earned big fame and thousands of followers. As a creative director he founded a community of media artists True Light Crew specializing on light and lazer installations.
Besides his massive promoting activity, Mashkov is a skillfull DJ who can keep people on the dancefloor in dance euphoria for hours. Especially he is most well known for his longlasting afterhours sets which force a second wind of party open.
Matias Aguayo
Having taken advantage of his years touring to explore his own musical investigations and create an internationally flavored sonic palate, Aguayo continues to deepen his relationship with artists from different places on this planet. His DJ sets move beyond standards, implementing his voice and using percussion he plays a seductive game with the audience. Performing live together with "the district union", Cómeme's powerful rhythm section.
Maurice Simon
Born in Singapore to a family of musicians and lovers of jazz and classical music, from a young age Maurice developed a curiosity for musical forms that stir the senses and tell a story. His time
spent in London as a promoter for Ben Watt’s Buzzin’ Fly Records kick-started his journey as a DJ more than 10 years ago. A resident DJ of Singapore’s Kilo Lounge, over the years Maurice has quietly established himself in the underground music scene in Singapore and around South-East Asia through his very own Re:fuge club nights at Kilo, festival appearances at Wonderfruit and ZoukOut and frequent opening sets for leading international House & Techno names including Mano Le Tough, Âme, Roman Fluegel and &ME. Armed with a sound that marries deep and melodic house with tough and moody techno, Maurice is a believer that electronic music is an open platform, without limits on who or what it may connect to. His openness to perform DJ sets that embrace diversity across musical styles with house & techno as the connector, is what drives his constant devotion to the craft of DJing today and into the future.
MC Steppa Style
Steppa Style is one of the first Reggae, Dancehall & Jungle artists in Russia who started making tunes in English and Patois. His style varies from Jungle to Dubstep but Reggae music is priority. Steppa Style always wanted to represent the russian Raggamuffin culture around the world. He is collaborating with many European Labels and World Producers. Steppa is one of the founders of Goodvibes Clothing Brand and the founder of Good Vibes Radioshow on Megapolis FM (Moscow, Russia). In 2014 he relesed an album “See The World” on Irish Moss records from Ireland, album included featurings with artists like: Solo Banton, Skarra Mucci, Kriss Kelly and Deadly Hunta. With fire in his heart and energy on the stage Steppa is one of the hottest Reggae and Jungle artists of Europe.
MIIIA has been pushing the boundaries of Shanghai's underground music scene for nearly a decade.  The Chinese-Canadian artist is continuously building a dream-world
that extends from the studio to her on-stage performances, bringing dance floors with her to uncharted space territories.
As a producer she has been release numerous originals and remixes on labels such as Acupuncture records, E.C.I Korea, BESURE, and Destroy All Monsters.
Mr. G (Live)
The term 'legend' is often banded around willy nilly in the dance music realm, but Mr. G, aka Colin McBean, is one of the few who can rightfully lay claim to this accolade. Having been in the game for around 2 decades now, Mr. G is widely considered to be one of the most under-rated artists about - with only true music fans appreciating his vast contribution to dance music.
He was initially part of the KCC DJ trio playing at the now legendary Confusion parties and subsequently started recording as one half of The Advent, producing many ground-breaking releases/remixes and albums, and touring the world with their intense, relentless style of techno. In 1999 Colin decided to go his own way and founded the Phoenix G label in order to create his unique brand of analogue bass-heavy electronic tech-funk, which immediately attracted props from his peers and the music press alike.
MUTANTBREAKZ is a Spanish electronic music group formed by Ruben Bernal (dj & productor), Angel Tocino (productor& compositor and Keyboard player), and Marcos Cisneros (musician & compositor).They were recognized quickly in the breakbeat scene from the performances in one of the biggest clubs of breakbeat music such as club VISITORS. Not content with this they already had their own radio show and were nominated for the AWARDS BREAKS SPANISH.
They also have reached to be signed by one of the big andalusian promotors of breakbeat like UNIVERSAL EVENTS beeing today an important pilar of this promoter not leaving any lose ends and also are involved in a project named HIGH QUALITY togeather with other artists; a group that gives a new kind of show to the break sound and its public. Mutantbreakz grows like foam and reaches the stages presenting their first live shows!
Nastia Uvarova
Nastia Uvarova - russian dj, promoter, co-owner of Cap & Beard Records and booking agency CNB booking.
Nastya has been playing since 2004. She has performed at many clubs in Russia, Europe and Asia, sharing dj-booth with Steve Lawler, Nick Warren, Hybrid, Kolombo, Audiojack, Olivier Giacomotto, Robert Babicz, Tigerskin, Dusty Kid, Spirit Catcher, Mekanism to name a few.
Nastya has regular appearances at massive festivals like Alfa Future People, Kazantip, Befooz, Epizode (Vietnam).
As if many gigs and promoted parties wasn’t enough, she also worked as resident dj, art-director and booking manager of the top clubs of southern Russia.
Her sets are always full with groove and proper bass lines. In the space between house and techno Nastya can move from atmospheric deep to tough house and techno.
Nic Ford
Grew up in Manchester, started DJ'ing in the mid nineties. Held his first residency at Dry 201 Factory Records/ New Order. One half of British electronic music duo MadderModes, runs Shift Coordinate Points imprint with Andy Harper and currently resident DJ at The Observatory, Saigon, Vietnam.
Nick Warren
Nick Warren became one of the first so-called "superstar DJs" in the mid-to-late '90s, holding down a high-profile residency at Cream in England, touring around the world, and appearing on several DJ mix albums before they became commonplace. Though he spun an eclectic array of dance styles in the late '80s and early '90s, he eventually championed the late-'90s trance sound of labels like Hooj Choons and joined the ranks of other superstar DJs like Paul Oakenfold, Sasha, and Tall Paul.
Nikita Zabelin
Whenever one talks about contemporary techno, it’s no longer sufficient to make canonical references to Detroit or Berlin. Nowadays techno has become a burgeoning network that constantly changes form and function independent of any single location. Global centers of nightclub culture have recognized this decentered, networked pattern of influences – together with the fidelity of modern techno fans. One of the newest hotspots on an unfolding map is Nikita Zabelin, a young Russian producer and sound designer, who was also resident at Moscow’s ARMA community...
Nina Kraviz
Nina Kraviz is one of the most significant artists in the global electronic scene.The Siberian born singer, producer, song-writer and a DJ is well known as a passionate record digger and for her outstanding taste in idiosyncratic electronic music, which lead her to create her label трип (pronounced trip). In 2015 трип was chosen a record label of the year Mixmag. The Siberian taste maker is well known for her musically uncompromising energetic DJ performances, where she plays music most others wouldn’t dare and for her sincere connection to the audience. This unique feeling together with a badass attitude and charismatic stage persona have earned Nina Kraviz headliner status at all the reputable festivals worldwide.
Ocean Lam
In only a few short years since her 2008 debut, Ocean Lam has positioned herself as one of the leaders in Hong Kong’s electronic music scene. A former resident at Yumla, she has moved on to start two successful and distinctly different monthly nights at the famed Bassment Bar: FoxTrot, an all-female DJ night grounded in fun vibes; and as a promoter Humdrum & Hypnotic, hosting international stalwarts including Deetron, Dirt Crew, Dave DK, Glitterbug, I-Robots, Ryan Elliott, Oskar Offermann and Tigerskin... to name but a few.
Twisting her listeners through deep techno sounds to warm house tracks, as dub techno chords, pumping basslines and delicate vocals drift together, Ocean`s music is simple but moody, favoring human feelings over machine-like clicks and pops.
Oliver Huntemann
Myths abound in the north when it comes to techno ground zero, and they refuse to go away. Oliver Huntemann is one of a handful of children of the north who, for what seems like an eternity, add an element of credence to the mythology. He does not, of course, live in a snowy forest or at the edge of the polar oceans. The sun does, on occasion, shine down on Hamburg. Nevertheless, there is a tendency towards hypothermic reduction in the rigorous efficiency of the Huntemann oeuvre. Images of cold storage warehouses, desolate heavy plant sites and bluish flesh are not entirely misplaced. Shards of German Engineering glimmer in his music, laced with persuasive logic, gruesome Darwinism. What remains: what works.
Rising from humble beginnings in NYC, Berlin based Oshana has established an unparalleled identity in today’s underground scene. Earning recognition from her productions, she’s harnessed an innate ability to captivate her audience with the transcendental quality of her music. Drawing inspiration from the raw sound of late 90s house and techno, she’s composed a style that’s both fresh and mature, distinguished by its rugged percussion and warm, melodic synths.
No matter where her path leads her, Oshana’s intentions remain focused on capturing the minds and hearts of her listeners. While her DJ sets play on inspiration from the crowd, Oshana’s LIVE shows are a strong force of their own, making them a natural fit for big rooms and large-scale festivals. Regardless of the setting, it is evident that energy is the primary factor permeating all aspects of Oshana’s creativity. In her particular approach, there is ample space for introspection and meditation, but never at the expense of the overall vibe of the dancefloor.
As a DJ, Ouissam slides between disco, house and techno with apparent effortlessness, connecting obscure gems with classic cuts in one irresistible groove.
It can be the similarities between two people that draw them together, but it's the differences between them that create something special. It would be nothing if those two polar opposites failed to meet in the middle. Such is the story of Pan-Pot.
Tassilo and Thomas met at Berlin’s renowned School of Audio Engineering, better known as the SAE Institute, and were drawn together as they were the only two in their studies who had their sights set on the sound of techno. Their initial musical efforts placed a primacy on integrating electronic experimentation with minimal stylings while simultaneously establishing the ominous, murky sounds that have since become synonymous with their name.
Peggy Gou
Born & raised in South Korea and now residing in Berlin following several years studying in London, Peggy Gou made her recording debut in January 2016 on Radio Slave's Rekids label with 'The Art of War Part 1', featuring a remix from Galcher Lustwerk (White Material, Lustwerk Music). With a diverse range of inspirations including J Dilla, Patrick Cowley, Yellow Magic Orchestra and DJ Sotofett, her productions immediately garnered attention for the maturity of their sound coupled with an uncanny ability to create instantly accessible dancefloor records.
She soon followed that first release with the 'Day Before Yesterday' / 'Six-O-Six' 12" for Phonica White - the vinyl-only label of the internationally-renowned London record store - before returning to Rekids for the 'Art of War Part 2' EP, this time with a remix from L.I.E.S. regular Terekke. During this period her DJ bookings skyrocketed, with a debut at Berlin institution Berghain, a support slot for Moodymann at his DJ-Kicks album launch, and gigs alongside The Black Madonna, Jackmaster and DJ Koze before the end of the year...
Peter Lankton
Peter Lankton has been in the heart of russian house music for over a two decades. He has played his first dj set in 1994 at the first night club of Rostov-on-Don. Moving into a new phase of his lengthy career, he re-emerged in 2016 under his new name Peter Lankton, with immediate releases on Gorilla, Kiez Beats, Plant74 imprints, developing a sound that brings together the roots of his years in the scene – early acidhouse, deep progressive and the current wave of house and techno.
He is touring relentlessly, with high-profile festival appearances including Kazantip, Befooz, Epizode, Alfa Future People Festival.
With his previous artist name DaSmokin’Frogz he has releases on Basement Leaks, CUFF, Budenzauber, Lo Kik, Drop Low, Diamond Clash, House of Hustle , MOOM and many more just in a few years.
Petre Inspirescu
In his adoptive town, Bucharest, Pedro aka Petre Inspirescu has long been a pivotal figure alongside his frequent accomplices Rhadoo and Raresh. He started djing in 1999, in the long regretted Web Club.
Four years ago he became resident at Circoloco, Dc10 Ibiza and since then, his way of feeling and understanding electronic music changed completely. In the last three years, his appearances throughout the whole world have brought his name to many listeners' lips, heightening interest in the fertile Romanian scene, an unexpected outpost of advanced electronic music.
From the very beginning Pedro has been strongly affected by deep house tunes and the multitude variety of grooves - not only in electronic music. His DJ sets are as sonically baffling as they are irresistibly groovy; as a producer, his tracks are as unhinged as they are methodical. He equally owns the label [a:rpia:r], with Rhadoo and Raresh, other details being completely useless. If you listened to him at least once, you know what we're talking about!
After many years of playing together in the club and in the studio, Praslea and Raresh decided to unveil their own Praslesh project. If you enjoy their productions you should know their back 2 back is already a classic. The Understand 002 was the first of many releases to come, their mix of Dave’s Gerald proving to be quite a hit. Just like a diamond that needs a little polish, they started this new adventure when the time was right.
Dj Rasco is a professional with almost 30 years behind him. He has dedicated his whole life to promoting electronic music in the south of Spain with multitudinous events. Winner of the national awards International Breaks Awards for the best DJ 2008, 2014, 2015. Owner of the record label Selecta Breaks Records. His style is pure, energetic and magic, his mixes are amazing and in the cabin he isa earthquake. He is one of the best promoters of Breaks events in the country. Member of
the artistic group BreaksMafia with which he has edited music in the best digital labels in the world. Artists that is required in the best events of this sound worldwide...
Red Axes
Two Friends, machines, psychedelia, potions, and an unconditional passion for music, sound and motion.
Re-defining the sound of a city, gluing together influences, opening new spectrums and introducing the world to a new wave of slow burning down beats and electric garage.
A Deep organic build up which started in 2010, in the basements of Amsterdam and the streets of Tel Aviv.
Originated in a post-punk band called "Red Cotton" that metamorphosed later into Red Axes.
There are many ways of seeing things, Performing Live as a duo or with different guests on stage, or their infamous Dj sets, a trip that will take you very far and as exotic as possible.
if you want to know more about the internal side of RA, check out their own label "Garzen Records", a place for their special deviations.
He needs no introductions or credits. Rhadoo is one of the most familiar names of the Romanian clubbing scene. Hard to enframe as a style, DJ, producer and remixer, Rhadoo simultaneously developed next to the local electronic movement, bearing on it and being its fundamental rammer.
You saw him in the club, listened to him on the radio and danced beside him till the dawn; constant, clean-cut and unexpected, he feeds your senses, taking the fancy of, each time differently.
Blending new with old, Rhadoo jelled a definitive and futurist sharp-cut imprint.
Ricardo Villalobos
Born in Chile, raised in Germany, world citizen – that pretty much sums up Ricardo’s life, geographically speaking. In 1988 Ricardo played for the first time in a club, armed with his considerable, wide-ranging record collection. He realized his first productions with the famous Roland syntheziser, but in the beginning of the 90s, Ricardo began to upgrade his equipment and to dedicate himself to acid house and early techno sounds. In 1992 he released his first production. Today there isn’t a continent where Ricardo hasn’t played; his choice of music is trend-setting for other Djs and fans alike, and even though his tracks are never commercial, they are immensely successful and he’s well known even beyond the borders of the underground music scene. A good deal of his productions already attain cult status when the first whitelabels surface. Ricardo’s inexhaustible creativity and innovation and his unfailing feel for the crowd make him an outstanding artist in the contemporary world of electronic music.
Richy Ahmed
Richy Ahmed is at the forefront of UK house music; having played a major part in the British house music’s recent renaissance, he takes cues from disco, techno, funk, electro and hiphop.
Hailing from South Shields in the north of the UK, Richy continues to make regular appearances at events across Britain whilst touring internationally. His hardworking approach has seen him play everywhere from BPM Mexico and Blue Marlin Dubai to Berlin’s infamous Panorama Bar. His Ibiza presence is undeniable; this season, he held down his well-known residency at Paradise, DC-10 whilst also becoming one of seven all-night guests to take over the Space Terrace for elrow. With so many high profile gigs, he’s earned himself a spot in Resident Advisor’s top 100 DJs for the past three years running...
Rifain’s experimental style takes you on a trip, twisting and turning through the sounds of the culturally ambiguous. Elegantly mixing elements of varied genres, he fearlessly leads the dancefloor into a deep, downbeat darkness to then lift it up with tribal energy. In 2013 he moved to Hong Kong, joining the ‘Cliché Records’ team, since then he has co-founded "Savage" and played a key role in "Fragrant Harbour Soundsystem”. His new project, "Slow Beats Disco" brings together music and art, with an experimental flare, into intimate spaces.
Robin Ordell
London based and rising talent Robin Ordell’s music influences comes mostly from Jazz bringing in deep soulful grooves, dubs & a funky music stem, always characterized by improvisation, syncopation and usually forceful rhythm. Deep bassy breaks and warm loops flow through his sets and productions, always with a unit of strong electronic rhythm. Touches of minimal experimentation spreading elegantly throughout his signature sound, where jazzy beats always encase a strong house message in his sets....
In his native city of Moscow Roustam is well known for being the resident dj and main booker for the notorious Gipsy club. In the span of only two years Gipsy has become the premier destination for techno and house music in the Russian capital. The club's varied and all-encompassing program, which Roustam is responsible for, has featured a wide spectrum of great modern electronic artists, from Cobblestone Jazz and Nicolas Jaar to Ben Klock and Dj Qu! In Gipsy and other places around the country Roustam has promoted events and performed with the who is who of cutting edge dance music. He has become known for comfortably fitting in as a back 2 back partner with many of his guests such as Matt Tolfrey, Droog, Clive Henry, Valentino Kanzyani, Seuil and the notoriously meticulous Romanians — Petre Inspirescu, Priku and Praslea. These daring journey sets have showcased Roustam's fluid and original style...
Sam Bangura
Precocious talent Sam Bangura came all the way from the North West, near Liverpool, to explode on the London's scene at the age of barely 21. No great wonder, since he first started DJ'ing at 12. Hot wax love at almost first sight, vinyl is what dragged Sam Bangura into playing in clubs. His style cannot be defined in one word, neither categorized as easily. Subtle sounds grow together into a hypnotic rhythm to build what can be described best as a story. That is the general aim underlying every set of his, to take people on a journey and then back to earth. His influences are many and they perfectly reflected in his strong music selection, making colourful variety its key factor. Sonic oddities are perfectly blended in with rolling basses and percussion. Sticking to only one specific sound would be a restriction, even more so when it comes to appreciating good music.
Samir Kuliev
Samir Kuliev was born in Baku Azerbaijan in 1979. At the very young age he showed the interest in arts and studied at the Baku School of Choreography. In 1990 when the war broke out in Azerbaijan he and his mother migrated to Krasnodar, Russia where he graduated from Krasnodar Theater Institute and started his career as an actor.
In 2000 Samir moves to Moscow and performs at the different theater venues.
During this year Samir was introduced to an incredible word of electronic music and spins his career a different direction. From then on he works as a full-time DJ and organizer of unique parties around the Moscow-city.
Sammy Dee
Revelation instead of obviousness, radical reduction versus reckless verve, ecstatic eternalness, anti-elastic dictatorship of utilization.In the course of an existence amidst the international Techno circus manège that has been running for (in nearly correct mathematical terms) 20 years, Mario Radecki alias Sammy Dee was able to earn an irrevocable aura as an innovator of electronic music workmanship, far away from beaten mass consumption paths and neoteric-commercial validity.As a (former) resident of Berlin based genesis time venues Tresor and Ostgut, the name Sammy Dee has already been notorious for a passionate manifestation of systematic, personality changing mixing skills back in the 90s. Defining an unparalleled audio-arty range, the vinyl fanatic likes to disperse his beliefs and visions eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth to the skilled and listening audience. Through Sammy's audiophile and distinctive presence, subtle bass-lines are consistently oscillating alongside psychotic tunes, chopped and edgy explorations float through intangibly grotesque layers - all flawlessly sailing around a mediocre moment of time with a trademark, mischievious Perlon smile.
SEQU3L has been a success story ever since the project launch in 2013. Based in Pune he has been deeply involved in the local dance music scene for more than a Decade. After several successful residencies in India & abroad it was natural step for him to launch a new project and unleash his creative side. With his ability to seamlessly blend together Deep – Techno and Progressive elements he has managed to develop a unique signature sound that is admired & praised by A list artists across multiple genres. His tech house single ‘’Booka Booka’’ landed in Beatport’s highly influential Top100 chart. He has also been featured in Beatport’s weekly “Must hear Progressive house’ charts. Lot of his tech tunes are regularly supported by the likes of Max Graham on Cycles Radio, Markus Schulz, Jerome Isma Ae and many underground artists as well. Nakul a.k.a SEQU3L is regularly touring across India and is being hosted by the top venues across many cities. Having performed in the Middle East for 2 years, Nakul is quite a popular name in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He is also invited to perform at many big festivals in India such as Sunburn, Evc, The Mud Rush & more. He has performed alongside renowned artists such as Martin Roth, Alex Kenji, Starkillers, Paul Oakenfold, Weekend Heroes, Nora En Pure, Third Son, Spartaque & many more. Currently he is busy with regular gigs and vigorous work on collaborations & remixes for some of the hottest underground labels such as ‘Selador, Movement Recordings’ etc. Suffice to say SEQU3l is India’s top export to the Dance music world and we should be expecting big things from him in 2016.
Serial Killaz
Serial Killaz first caught the attention of the Drum & Bass and Jungle world when they remixed Tribe Of Issachar’s Junglist back in 2005 for Rebel MC’s Congo Natty label, not long after they began to establish themselves as one of the most sought after production duos in the industry. Serial Killaz have spent the past decade earning the reputation as the genre’s remix producers of choice reworking some of the most beloved tracks and giving them that signature Serial Killaz sound which has seen tracks released on heavyweight labels such as Congo Natty, Playaz, Philly Blunt and Urban Takeover.
Currently they manage their own Serial Killaz and Streetlife Recordings labels as have recently signed a plethora of new talent, such as Jam Thieves, Upgrade, Turno, Kitcha, Marcus Visionary, War Machine, Cain 1 and 5 Guns. With an unprecedented level of talent and skill when they hit the studio, the Serial Killaz have been riding high in the charts for well over ten years earning the respect and support from Drum & Bass and Jungle’s biggest artists. Keep your eyes and ears opens for Serial Killaz releases, coming to the airwaves near you!
Seth Troxler
Seth Troxler is one of electronic music’s most instantly recognisable characters, as widely regarded for his encyclopaedic knowledge of early Chicago house and minimal techno through to obscure indierock and ambient psychedelia, as he is as a cultural commentator, art curator, restaurateur and entrepreneur. Descended from a family of cowboys and Baptist preachers, he’s part African-American, part Egyptian, part Cherokee Indian but while his heritage is all-American his global outlook, and unique way of viewing the world through the prism of contemporary music culture, transcends his Mid-Western origins.
"I like that fine line between precision and raw emotion. That place in space that is new and fresh, yet finely tuned for your listening pleasure. When those two elements come together and click, magic happens in the music, and that is what I strive for. So keep you ear lobes lubed and your eyes peeled because its time to get SHADED and faded’’.
Creating a completely unique and different style of music today, SHADED has a signature sound – a weaving combination of funky, psychedelic vibes and textures, making his sets something to remember. His sound is undeniable in character and is breathing new life into the techno house world.
Skatebård, the Norwegian producer of all things electronic. Connoisseurs know that his catalogue oscillates between emotional techno, neo-italo, electro from an alternative future and a Scando-cosmic reinterpretation of pure Detroitian house. Skatebård releases on labels like Digitalo Enterprises / Kompakt, Radius Records, Supersoul Recordings, Tellè Records, Keys of Life Finland, Luna Flicks, Totally and Sex Tags Mania.
Sofia Rodina
Sofia Rodina is an intriguing and groundbreaking character of clubbing scene as no doubt in Russia, and eastern Europe. Born in the city of Magadan of Russian Far East, Sofia moved first to Saint-Petersburg and then to Moscow where she became a solid part of Russian Techno New Wave, bringing the most numbers of dance tribes nowadays. She is also producing and writing her own music. Sofia’s signature sound is a thrilling blend of house and techno with acidic feel.
Sonja Moonear
After studying classical music in her youth, Sonja Moonear set aside the piano in favour of the turntables and bought a Roland R8. Moonear slowly began collaborating with artists like Luciano or Cosmic Chile Zürich, along with Dandy Jack as Junction SM. She has acquired an impressive international reputation, playing in clubs and festivals worldwide. Her sets reflect an enormous wealth of ideas and creativity and lead her to perpetually redefine her style. Her musical background, eclectic tastes and enviable record collection have made miss Moonear a much sought-after DJ.
A true wizard of vinyl, DJ Spy.der has been a legend on the Russian clubbing scene for over two decades. Recognized with a number of awards, including the prestigious Night Life Awards, he now works his vinyl magic in one of Moscow's best clubs, Krysha Mira, as a resident DJ and music editor.
DJ Spy.der's musical education started at secretive college parties he attended in the 1980s, dancing to Kraftwerk, Art of Noise, Jean-Michel Jarre and Depeche Mode. These early impressions influenced his musical taste a lot: "What we play today is still full of electronic neoromanticism," he explains. "We" is a reference to his collaboration with DJ Fish, which has lasted for 20 years and includes a variety of projects and styles. In the late 80s, Spy.der and Fish would start their parties with italo-disco tunes. A few years later, the duo got into techno; in the mid-90s they explored the psy-trance and rave scene, before turning to jazz and funk by the end of the decade. Spy.der and Fish have also collaborated as composers, recording several experimental ambient and techno albums under the name of The Conservators during the 90s, in their Stancia Solaris studio. Around the same time they opened Discocsid, Moscow's very first DJ store. ..
Stanton Warriors
Since bursting onto the scene with their multi award-winning compilation “The Stanton Sessions” back in 2001, the Stanton Warriors’ irresistible and inimitable sound has consistently remained the soundtrack to some of the world’s biggest and best parties over the past thirteen years; from East London warehouses, Miami boat parties and illegal Detroit raves, to the stages of Glastonbury, Exit, Burning Man, Ultra and Coachella, selling out global tours and topping DJ lists along the way.
In the studio, Bristol’s Mark Yardley and Dominic Butler have honed a trademark, uncategorisable sound that is at once all their own, but also utterly indefinable, leading to high-profile releases on XL Records, Fabric, Cheap Thrills, Central Station and Universal, alongside official remixes for everyone from Daft Punk and Fatboy Slim, to MIA and Gorillaz. This phenomenal output and remarkable longevity has ensured the Stanton Warriors legendary status amongst not only their fans, but also their peers, as they remain fresh, original and relevant; obstinately dancing to beat of their own drum and helping to pave the way for new talent.
Steve Lawler
You would be hard pushed to find a more in-form, in-demand and talented artist as Steve Lawler. Regarded as highly by his industry peers as he is by his huge global base of musically educated fans, Steve has been busy with the beats long before genres were but a twinkle in clublandʼs eye. An electronic artist who defies generic boundaries, he began his career organising the infamous motorway raves back in the early 90s underneath the M42 motorway.
VIVa MUSiC works as a culmination of everything thatʼs gone before; from putting on the aforementioned illegal raves, to his residency at super club Cream back in the mid 90ʼs and the success story of his 7 year residency at London’s The End. Whilst nobody could question his underground credentials, Steve’s talent as a producer has also led him to remix high profile artists such as Jamelia, Dido and Justin Timberlake. As well as recording a track for the blockbuster horror movie by Ian Softly, ʻThe Skeleton Key’, Heʼs released some of the industryʼs most well-known mix series such as the ʻDark Drumsʼ ʻLights Outʼ and the ʻVIVa Series’. Bringing his well-honed selection skills into 2016, Steve has now begun his own monthly radio show, NightLife Radio. Allowing him to champion the latest and best underground artists he’s discovered in the Who's Hot and What's Hot section, Steve also provides a live recording from one of his recent sets in each show.
One Records Berlin based co-founder, Subb-an, continues a path along one of diligence, refinement, and exploration. Drawing upon Berlin’s vitality and spontaneity, it’s this intuitive, free-flowing vibe that has also found its way into, not only his music but also the curation of One Records, which continues to flourish as another major focus for the artist.
Releasing on Cabinet Records and Pleasure Zone. Having a strong history and passion for collecting vinyl from a young age as well as attending Fabric every weekend, it is by no surprise Subb-an cites Craig Richards and Ricardo Villalobos, amongst his greatest influences.
Sunju Hargun
Constantly working in parallels drenched by a potent mixture of juxtaposition and fluidity in both his sets and his productions Moodwax AKA Sunju Hargun, fuses the greyarea space between music of the body and mind. With over 15 years consumed by a thirst for electronic music, With Roots originally from India, but born in Thailand raised entity has released on leading imprints such as Turbo Recordings, and Many more, while maintaining a solid DJ schedule that’s seen him open clubs and festivals in Germany, Australia, Amsterdam, Spain, Norway al the way to Singapore, Manila, Hong Kong, Bangkok, India and Bali. It’s Sunju’s interplanetary connection to the music –and willingness to create out of the box slabs of detailed sound that maintains his position at the forefront of the asian underground electronic scene.
Sunny W
DJ Sunny Wang, the new face in the music scene. Mushroom label co-founder, also the resident at TAG. Sunny was influenced by Carl Cox at the age of 15. Afterwards, he started his career officially. His music has a preference of Underground, Techno is his signature. Joining TAG and moving to Chengdu surely will bring something new in his career!
Swoosh - since his early childhood he has been an avid fan of hip-hop – especially old school rap and broken beats. In 2012 he joined Bass My Mass crew. At the same time he became one of the hosts of the Bass My Mass podcast at Radio Record. Currently he lives in St. Petersburg, performs as a member of IBWT and actively works on his own projects.
The Mekanism
The Mekanism aka Damien Roussel is a Parisian producer with serious House roots. Releasing on labels such as Play It Say It, Needwant and 2020 Vision, not to mention countless remixes, has lead him to take his sound all over the globe and establish himself as a resident at legendary parties in Ibiza. His lauded release on Seth Troxler’s Play It Say It 'Acid Love' in the summer of 2015 started a love affair with the label that has culminated in the release of with his debut mini LP ‘Breath’ in 2017. Entertaining fans is something that comes completely naturally - whether it is at BPM festival where he has been performing for the past 3 years (Yaah Muul stage + “This is The End” closing party) or in his bi-monthly residency at Faust in Paris. The Mekanism has also been holding several residencies in Ibiza including Antz at Ushuaia Ibiza for the past 3 years and Hï Ibiza for the past two years. The Mekanism has a new EP with Leonardo Gonnelli due to be released in May 2018 on Play It Say It and will continue with forthcoming releases and remixes on Moan and Housekeeping Records.
Thomas Melchior
Melchior first made a name for himself in the beginning of the 90's releasing on Aphex Twins' Rephlex label as part of electronica duo Vulva, and later as Yoni on Move D's Source Records. Protégée of techno legend Baby Ford; Melchior and Ford release as Sunpeople, Soul Capsule, and part of the Ifach Collective and M-Core initially only on Trelik and Ifach but later on his own label Aspect Music. As Melchior Productions, Thomas became one of the pillars of the minimal house movement on Perlon, Playhouse, a:rpia:r, Smallville, Cadenza, and Lomid High Organic. An ex resident DJ at Ibiza's Circoloco at DC 10 and member of Villalobos' Narod Niki , Melchior 's work also includes collaborations with Luciano, Ricardo Villalobos, Bruno Pronsato, Zip, Fumiya Tanaka. He remains one of the undergrounds true visionaries.
It took tINI only a few years of playing in clubs to become one of Germany’s most highly acclaimed female artists in techno and house music.
Her involvement with rhythms and beats started at the age of 7, when tINI, who is originally from Munich, began playing drums, while the curiosity and passion for sounds finally led her to first production attempts on her brother’s Atari. While her general interest in music has been aroused by new romantics, wave and grunge, her first dj adventures started with underground hip hop to rap. As her interest, knowledge and skills developed, her DJ style became more electronic when she stumbled upon Moodymann’s “Amerika”.
TYOMA (Live)
TYOMA is the new incarnation of experienced electronic artist and producer Artem Kharchenko, also known for his previous creative endeavors as R-Tem and as part of Kooqla.
2005 saw Artem become one of the first dance producers from Russia to receive widespread international recognition and acclaim. His single ‘Voiceless’ was released by UK label Lost Language, while R-Tem himself enlisted support from the likes of Paul Oakenfold, Way Out West and Armand van Helden. His works have been published by Rotary Cocktail, Baroque Records and EMI Music.
Being a perfectionist, he prepares each DJ-set with great care. TYOMA prefers to play vinyl and has a big collection of records, so each of his set is a new musical journey. TYOMA’s musical variety is almost unlimited - he can easily mix atmospheric ambient and old school d’n’b, even though his favorite are techno and house music.
Veras timeless music selection, a subtle mixing style and her authentic, elegant appearance behind the decks impressed clubbers and promoters all around the globe. Constantly evolving and picking up impulses, she follows her intuition rather then trends and she keeps surprising with unexpected sets, that have an unpretentious, female touch. Veras media are her vinyls, that she’s choosing from a decent record collection. For her it’s all about the story a dj is telling and the ambience being created, not about genres or playing one big tune after the other. Each gig she prepares passionately, trying to imagine and select the right music for each place she's visiting...
Veronika Fleyta
Veronika Fleyta is a London based deep house DJ, signed to Akbal music, who has played sets around the world, filling dancefloors in countries such as Vietnam, France, Russia, Ukraine, Spain and England. She currently plays regularly at Blue Marlin Ibiza and will be releasing her first track ‘Sun Warrior’ in February 2016. Her career has seen her transition from catwalk model, to Kite surfer, to international DJ in the space of four years, and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.
Veronika has played at events such as Amsterdam Dance Event 2015 and Moscow Decompression, and is set to play Blue Marlin’s 2016 New Year’s Eve party alongside Art Department, and BPM Mexico as part of the Akbal showcase later in the year. Veronika kicked of 2017 by playing in Ibiza as a part of “Be Crazy“, Heart Ibiza and also at Ibiza global radio.
‘Spinning around’ is a definition relevant both to her records and lifestyle - Berlin- based Vlada remains Moscow-attached. More then 10 years of deep dive into worldwide electronic scene resulted in residency in Arma17 and curation of The Volks parties as a co-founder. The freedom of music coming out of its aerial nature was transfused to her since childhood. Vlada started academic piano education at the age of six and can’t stop this lifetime affair. Growing up around Jazz and Funk melodies from father’s recordplayer tinged her tune with warm and deep colours and on top raised the affection to vinyl aesthetics and digging. The interruption of conventional boundaries in all the senses was empowered by constant traveling. It immersed her perception into different cultural peculiarities and taught to juggle with meanings and styles. Vlada aims to represent eclectic manner where any genre features seem to eliminate and morph to a special type of unity. Yet sensitive and feminine her power is brave enough to give a chance to new unexpected outcomes of improvisation.
Over the last two years wAFF has become one of the most engaging artists on the international circuit joining the ever popular and
influential Hot Creations / Paradise family, several highly commended releases and a residency withJamie Jones’s ‘already under his belt.
As the future offers up a whole world of opportunity, he‘s putting his all into creating music of the highest quality, built to unite and excite in equal amounts. He started out in North Yorkshire with no connection to the global night world apart from an unquenchable passion for music. But he listened. He worked. And now he’s right in the frame. wAFF has a single, ‘Vibrationz’, forthcoming on Adam Beyer’s Drumcode label. His Paradise DC-10 residency is the hottest tip for Ibiza 2015...
Weng Weng
Weng Weng is a famous electronic musician in China. He is committed to electronic music development in China for many years. He is an artist, event organizer, club manager, etc. Multiple identities. From China Pump Acupuncture Records (Electronic music label), INTRO Electronic Music Festival, Lantern Club main founder. Weng Weng play an important role in different historical periods of the development of the electronic music in Beijing. He also is invited by many European famous club like Berlin: Tresor club, Arena club, Zurich: Club Q, Geneva: Weetamix, Vienna:Club, Planetarium,Barcelona:Macarena club, Festival like; Street Parade, Amsterdam Free festival…As an artist, his unique insights to the electronic music and years of music career made his music has its own voice. More than ten years his footprints all over the domestic as well as many well-known European clubs and large festival. He has became one of the important sign of Chinese electronic music culture.
youANDme is deeply engrained in the German electronic music world and especially the international Berlin club scene. Not only are they in the heart of the bohemian capital for techno, they also serve a greater role as its artery, pumping blood through its veins with their labels as the valves. This has made them international transplants, playing gigs and festivals around the world in cultural hubs like New York, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Moscow, Tel Aviv, Singapore, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur and Seoul. They have been in demand by top brands such as Space Ibiza, Sonar Festival in Barcelona, KaZantip Festival in Crimea, Panorama Bar / Berghain in Berlin, D-Edge in Sao Paulo and many more.
Whether through their productions, labels, or gigs, youANDme have proven that, with a little bit of heart, and a lot of soul, doors will open, crowds will come, dance floors will fill, and the speakers will pound for these ambassadors of their city, country, and the music as a whole. (words by Austen van der Bleek).
Young Marco
Amsterdam based DJ and producer that also runs his Safe Trip label.
There was a time when Marco Sterk a.k.a. Young Marco’s talents as a DJ and producer were among Amsterdam’s best-kept secrets. For well over a decade, he plied his trade, largely unheralded, on the city’s underground dance music scene. It was here, via several now infamous residencies, that he learnt his craft, gaining a reputation for ballsy, genre-defying eclecticism, playing sets that joined the dots between everything from tropical rhythms, afro gems and quirky Middle Eastern disco, to lost proto-house, throbbing techno and industrial-strength jack-tracks.
These days, the Dutchman’s talents are widely known around the World. His position as a crate digger, record collector and infamous party-starter now guarantees a packed schedule of gigs in Europe, North America and beyond.
His passion for working a dancefloor with “strange music” and “unclassics” is renowned, and it’s this that makes his sets so special.
Zig Zach
Zig Zach over the years has built a reputation for himself in the industry, not only as a DJ but also as a promoter that has helped shape Singapore’s electronic music scene into one of the
best in the South East Asian region. The owner of Blackout Agency, a creative music consultancy and DJ booking agency has worked and toured acts Ame, Red Axes, Roman Flugel, Marvin & Guy, John Talabot, Tim Sweeney, Manfredas, Ata and continues to bring in top quality electronic acts to Singapore and the region.
When he isn’t organizing events, he DJs at parties and festivals regionally such as Karma Kastle (BKK), Lighthouse (HCMC), Jiro (KL) W Hotel (Bali), Wonderfruit Festival (Thailand),
Epizode (Vietnam). He has also made appearances internationally on the infamous Red Light Radio (Amsterdam) and at the Correspondant X SoHaSo Amsterdam Dance Event Showcase.
Zip co-founder of the label Perlon, is familiar with the dancefloors around the world and famous for his tremendous minimal shifts within the 4/4 scheme. He has an illustrious musical history which began in 1986. as singer in the band Second Voice. In 1992 he moved to Frankfurt and joined the EBM band Bigod 20. Now he is a regular guest DJ in clubs around the world and holds residencies at Robert Johnson (Offenbach) and the Panorama Bar (Berlin). He participates in the Narod Niki project, occasional collective laptop live jams initiated by Ricardo Villalobos and Richie Hawtin. He has released tracks and remixes on Perlon, Playhouse, Force Inc, Novamute and others.