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Terence Fixmer

Terence Fixmer
Terence Fixmer is one of France's most treasured protagonists. Respected by his peers and adored by his fans, he is equally at ease in both club and festival settings, capable of traversing the gamut of electronic genres from electro, industrial and EBM to techno in its purest form.

Since debuting on DJ Hell's now seminal International Deejay Gigolo Records back in 1998, Fixmer has consistently explored and redefined the boundaries of modern techno, developing a distinct and fiercely original style along the way. His first album for Gigolo, 'Muscle Machine' (1999), lit the way for a new take on more dancefloor-focused EBM music, coined "techno body music", which he would continue to explore on follow-up records for Gigolo as well as Novamute, Datapunk, Music Man and Dave Clarke's label White Noise.

In 2003 he teamed up with Nitzer Ebb vocalist, Douglas McCarthy, to form Fixmer / McCarthy. A partnership that has resulted in two full-length albums, 'Between The Devil' (2004) and 'Into The Night' (2008) on Synthetic Symphony, and a series of EPs for his own Planete Rouge Records. The duo have performed their energetic live sets at renowned clubs and festivals all across the globe, simultaneously mining the brutality of techno body music and the sensuality of pop to create truly pioneering sound fusions.

Whilst Planete Rouge functioned primarily as an outlet for Fixmer / McCarthy works, in 2011 Fixmer reactivated the label with a string of EPs from Emmanuel Top. Newcomers Alexey Volkov and Hubot have since graced the label, with further releases pegged from Emmanuel Top and Fixmer himself to come. But it is with Speedy J's Electric Deluxe stable that Fixmer has lately been reinventing himself once again.

Landing on the label early on with 'Machine' at that start of 2009, he has since put out a series of diverse EPs, moving away from his EBM heritage to explore deep and dubbier climes. In 2010 he released his fourth LP, 'Comedy of Menace', a true techno album composed from dark atmospheres and hypnotic energy, received to critical acclaim. Releases on Prologue, Turbo, and CLR have since followed, proving Fixmer's continued relevance and restless aversion to a singular sound. Meanwhile his records have featured on many notable mixes, including Agoria's Fabric 57 CD and Ben Klock's latest compilation for the London institution, as well as podcast from luminaries like Juan Atkins, Laurent Garnier and Jon Hopkins.

With a fifth full length in the pipeline, Fixmer is showing no signs of slowing down. He is a true innovator who shall remain at the forefront, and a firm favourite of producers, DJ's and music lovers from all generations.

Amaryllis

Amaryllis
After several guest-DJ appearances at VP, DJ Amarillys joined the VampireParty DJ team as a resident in February 2012.
DJ Amarillys has been DJing since 2004, spinning at parties all across Belgium and abroad and is currently one of the best DJs the Belgian scene has to offer.

Suicide Commando

Suicide Commando
Not many Electro-bands can look back upon a quarter of a century of existence, numerous timeless club anthems and still be going strong as hell! Started back in 1986 with very limited equipment and heavily influenced by EBM legends like Klinik or Front 242, Suicide Commando over the years also became one of the rare acts pioneering an entire genre. After releasing 9 demo tapes Suicide Commando soon got picked up by the rising german Off Beat label who released their first album "critical stage" back in 1994. Only one year later Suicide Commando already return with their 2nd album "stored images", including their first big clubhit "see you in hell", in 1996 followed by the "contamination" EP. Two years later Johan returns with his 3rd studio album "construct-destruct", offering some new clubfood with "better off dead" and "desire". End of the nineties Suicide Commando leaves Off Beat to start a new episode at Dependent Records.
After releasing a collection of old demo takes on chromdioxyde", the band unleashes mindstrip" on us in 2000, including new club anthems like hellraiser" or yet love breeds suicide". The mindstrip" album brought Suicide Commando to the top of the harsh electro scene. Also its successor axis of evil" in 2003 once again becomes an instant hit. After extensive touring throughout Europe and releasing several new singles and EP's the band finally returns with new material in 2006. To celebrate 20 years of Suicide Commando the limited X20 boxset is being released in 2007 and still the story goes on. In 2009 Suicide Commando signs to the german Out Of Line label and after releasing their first ever 7" vinyl severed head/until we die" soon their new album implements of hell" hits the stores in 2010, delivering us their next clubhits die motherfucker die", death cures all pain" or yet God is in the rain".

2011 will become another milestone in Suicide Commando's history as they exist exactly 25 years. To celebrate this unique birthday the band releases the suicide sessions", a luxury 6 CD boxset including their first 3 studio albums and 3 more CD's full of rare and previously unreleased material from their early days.


For over two decades the godfather of Harsh Electro has been bombarding us now with countless club smashers and morbid soundtracks, and still the end is not in sight. Full speed ahead !

DK7

DK7
Irish/Swedish constellation making electronic music with a wide variety of influences and transgressing the often crammed confines of electronic dance music

TineZ

TineZ
Tinez is a Belgian dj, mainly into electronic/cosmic/leftfield disco and electro and the best the eighties had to offer. He digs back to soul and other great longforgotten tunes. He has a thing for exotic cars, was one of the founders of dOZER and AtoZ, some years back.

Also, he does lots of state of the art graphic work for labels, events and musicians.