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10 Days Off: line-up en timings! 31/05

De line-up en de timings van het 10 Days Off festival zijn aangekondigd! Tijdens de Gentse Feesten komen oa Richie Hawtin, Carl Craig, Simian Mobile Disco, Nicolas Jaar, Zomby, Hatcha, Dr Lektroluv, Boris Dlugosch, Agoria, Aeroplane, Greg Wilson, Jesse Rose, Matias Aguayo, John Digweed, Cobblestone Jazz, Mumbai Science, Martyn, Blawan en Sound of Stereo naar Vooruit.

10 Days Off: van 15 tem 25 juli, Vooruit, Gent. info & tickets
een organisatie van 5 voor 12 vzw (Petrol)

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vr 18/04 Mayhem 3 years

  • Deuren 23u
  • KASSA €9

Mayhem 3 years
Mayhem
3 years of House-Acid-Techno

Friday the 18th of april we will celebrate 3 years of MAYHEM with our biggest line up so far.
We sincerely hope you will join us for this celebration.

Truss aka MPIA3 (UK)
R&S, Perc Trax
AnD (UK)
Inner Surface Music, Black Sun Records
A-tek vs Bion-X
DDM, Retro Acid, Narcosis
Laurens
Feiern, Fuse
Vincent
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za 21/09 Mayhem: house-acid-techno geweld!

  • Deuren 23u
  • VVK geen vvk
  • KASSA €6

Mayhem: house-acid-techno geweld!
Na de viering en festiviteiten naar aanleiding van het tweejarig bestaan is Mayhem terug in Petrol!

Vers fruit, goede vibes en House-Acid-en-Techno-Geweld!

DJ KAMMY (The Lady Machine, Hooked Music, BR)
ACIDOLIDO (00121 rec, protocol, narcosis, IT)
JRD (Dutch Resistance, Technoir, NL)
KONNEKT (De:Tuned)
VINCENT (Mayhem)
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vr 28/06 Sortie 2013

  • Deuren 22u
  • KASSA

Sortie 2013
DÉ AFSLUITER VAN HET ACADEMIEJAAR, LET'S GO BANANAS!

MAIN STAGE
SOUL SHAKERS
EGO TROOPERS
TURNTABLE DUBBERS
SA GUSTO
COMMAX

BOOGLOODS
UPHIGH COLLECTIVE
MOODPRINT
MASUKA
DUBELLE
OAKTREE
CTRL-V
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vr 26/04 2 Years Mayhem w/ Joey Beltram

  • Deuren 23u
  • VVK geen voorverkoop
  • KASSA €9

2 Years Mayhem w/ Joey Beltram
What started as a small house/acid/techno concept soon evolved into MAYHEM as we know it. On the 26th of April we already celebrate our 2nd anniversary.

Joey Beltram (US)
Black Francis
Coupe
Vincent
Enzo

Expect fresh fruits, good vibes & great music !
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za 20/04 Zwart Goud #3: Isolee, Axel Boman, Philog ...

  • Deuren 23u
  • VVK €8
  • KASSA €12

Tickets Fnac Petrol

Zwart Goud #3: Isolee, Axel Boman, Philogresz, Supreems
Pampa Records Label Night

DJ Koze's Pampa meets Zwart Goud...

ISOLÉE (live) - Ger
AXEL BOMAN - Swe
PHILOGRESZ - Tur
SUPREEMS
GUSANO

Mood Remote - TR (visuals)









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za 16/03 Zwart Goud #2: Basic Soul Unit, ... Creme ...

  • Deuren 23u
  • VVK €8
  • KASSA €12

Tickets Fnac Petrol

Zwart Goud #2: Basic Soul Unit, ... Creme Organization
Na de eerste editie met oa Minilogue: Zwart Goud #2

A Series Of Label Nights.
Zwart Goud #2: Creme Organization!

Basic Soul Unit (Can, live)
DJ TLR (Nl)
Philogresz (Nl)
Metrobox

In de vooravond organiseert Zwart Goud ism Wally's Groove World de eerste Zwart Goud in-store!
Music, drinks, meet & greet, snacks, atmosphere and friendliness met DJ sets van Basic Soul Unit en Philogresz.



Zwart Goud op Facebook
Metrobox in Switch op Studio Brussel



Bekijk hier de aftermovie van Zwart Goud #1 met Minilogue:

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vr 28/12 Mayhem w/ Soul:Funktion, Franky Jones,..

  • Deuren 23u
  • KASSA €6

Mayhem w/ Soul:Funktion, Franky Jones,..
On the 28th of December we proudly present our next night of MAYHEM, once again in Antwerp's finest venue, PETROL with following dj's :

» Soul:Funktion w. keys & sax (NL)
» Franky Jones
» Jonas Lion
» Ritzi Lee
» Vincent
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za 13/10 Skreamizm

  • Deuren 22u
  • VVK €12
  • KASSA €16

Tickets Fnac Petrol

Skreamizm
Skreamizmlondon.com : The Skreamizm night will take a back-to-basics approach: a dark room, a massive soundsystem, an extended set, and a focus firmly on the music. Rather than staying in one place, Skream explains, they'll find him taking the crowd on a tour through the music he loves.
"It'll be everything I want everyone to like," he smiles. "It's all about people going out, actually zoning in, and actually becoming at one with the music."


Een avond in het teken van dubstep en de invloed ervan op de nieuwste sounds van vandaag en morgen.





Skream, godfather die verder kijkt dan zijn dubstepneus lang is, komt met zijn vaste MC Sgt Pokes naar Petrol.

Youandewan (hit: 1988) wordt op Beatport in alle vakjes tegelijk gestopt: minimal, tech house, deep house, house, techno, chill out en dubstep. Releaste op Magic Bag, Disfigured Dubz en Lo:Rise.

Dismantle lanceert zijn tunes via Digital Soundboy, Wheel & Deal, Black Gold, Gangoon Dubz, Terrain en Biscuit Factory. Energieke electronica, dubstep en een streep drum'n'bass.

Gullfisk is de nieuwe Belgische bass belofte. Speelde oa op 10 Days Off en releaste op labels in San Francisco en Schotland. Smooth Bass Music!

goldFFinch: amper twee jaar bezig en al releases op Saigon, Airflex Labs, Numbers en Audio Culture, optredens in London, Berlijn, Utrecht, Brussel, Brighton, 10 Days Off en mixes voor XFM/Mary Anne Hobbs. Brussels duo met 22e eeuwse producties waarin de sfeer van Duitse minimal samenkomt met funky Detroit techno, Chicago classics en de meest vernieuwende bass music.


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vr 21/09 Mayhem presents Deg

  • Deuren 22u
  • KASSA €6

Mayhem presents Deg
Voor de tweede maal zal Mayhem neerstrijken in Petrol voor een nacht vol acid, house en techno!

Mayhem presents:
Deg (Fuse)
Syncope (Retro Acid)
Goldfox (Rave Our Souls)
Spliff Theory (Acid Warz, Nature One)
Vincent (Mayhem)
Enzo (Mayhem)
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za 23/06 Turntable Dubbers Night: Jstar, Sabo, Bus ...

  • Deuren 23u
  • VVK €8
  • KASSA €10

Tickets Petrol

Turntable Dubbers Night: Jstar, Sabo, Buscemi, ...
Een nieuwe editie van de Turntable Dubbers night out!

Jstar (uk)
De Britse Jstar staat er om bekend om veel verschillende genres te spelen in zijn sets. Zo gaat hij moeiteloos langs drum 'n bass, dancehall, moombahton, dubstep, reggae, 60's en 90's R&B en eigenlijk nog veel meer. Mashup style!
Check zijn soundcloud

Sabo (usa)
Deze Amerikaan gaat al meer dan 10 jaar mee in muziekland en heeft al heel wat op zijn naam staan. De constante: funky feel good bass music! Moombah-mashup! Is de jongste 12 jaar residents in de New Yorkse clubs Bembe, The Standard Hotel, Submercer, Sweet n Low en Nublu én heeft hij een maandelijkse radioshow bij Global Beats. soundcloud

Buscemi ft. Squadra Bossa
De heetste der Belgische DJ's - en zelf ook auteur van een extra large cocktail van warmbloedige nummers. Bossa, lounge, house, Brazilian grooves, afrobeat, drum 'n' bass, balkan & latin. Midden april verscheen zijn nieuw album Nite People. Intussen blijft hij de wereld rondvliegen om platen te draaien. Deze keer landt hij dicht bij huis en brengt hij zijn vrienden van Squadra Bossa mee voor een extra hete avond!

Turntable Dubbers
Timaxx en Drezz weten hoe het werkt! Ze mixen een hele lijst aan stijlen aan elkaar en zorgen dat je geen moment hoeft stil te staan. Reggae, hiphop, dubstep, d&b, mash-ups, tropical beats en rampetampende beats van Turntable Dubbers!

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vr 20/04 Mayhem

  • Deuren 22u
  • VVK Geen
  • KASSA €6

Mayhem
Na de eerste twee geslaagde edities in Kavka en Scheldapen, strijkt Mayhem neer in Petrol. House, acid en techno!

Mayhem presents:

Steve Cop
Mr. Gasmask
Black Francis
Hoarax vs Jordan
Enzo
Manu
Vincent
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vr 15/07 10 Days Off

  • Deuren 23u
  • VVK €15
  • KASSA

10 Days Off
10 Days Off: tien dagen (nachten) de beste electronische muziek.
Techno, house, dubstep, electro, minimal, disco, techno, ...

Van 15 tem 25 juli (tijdens de Gentse Feesten) in Vooruit.

Met onder andere Richie Hawtin, Carl Craig, Simian Mobile Disco, Nicolas Jaar, Zomby, Hatcha, Blawan, Jesse Rose, Aeroplane, Greg Wilson, Matias Aguayo, Martyn, Boris Dlugosch, ...

10daysoff.be

Een organisatie van 5 voor 12 vzw (Petrol)
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za 16/04 Mason, Tony Senghore, Polydor, Michael Hi ...

  • Deuren 23u
  • VVK €9
  • KASSA €12

Tickets Fnac Petrol

Mason, Tony Senghore, Polydor, Michael Hime, Socrates
Mason stelt hun nieuw album They Are Among us voor op deze official cd release party met een veelbelovende, unieke en speciaal ontworpen live klank- en lichtshow.

Voor en na het optreden non-stop dansen met de Zweedse topproducer en -dj Tony Senghore, het Belgische producerstalent van Polydor (Don't Be Late single, official remixes voor Armand Van Helden, Steve Aoki en ... de nieuwe single van Mason ft Roisin Murphy), de Antwerpse Israeliet Michael Hime en Midnight Munchies labelboss Socrates.


Mason brak in 2006 door met de hit Exceeder. Iedereen draaide het nummer en iedereen danste: Exceeder werd een volbloed electro classic.
Enkele maanden geleden werd de nieuwe single Runaway in geen tijd een nieuwe bom dankzij airplay op StuBru en full support van oa A-trak, Aeroplane, Steve Aoki, Brodinski en Digitalism. Die eerste single was de voorbode van They Are Among Us: het nieuwe album van Mason.

Op 't album staan ook de nieuwe single Boadicea met Roisin Murphy en samenwerkingen met Kurtis Blow, Aqualung, Sway, DMC en Sam Sparro.

Mason komt naar Petrol voor een unieke live albumlaunch van die nieuwe plaat. Vanuit de Mason 'Baboon Booth' worden muziek, licht en visuals synchroon op het publiek losgelaten, terwijl ook synths, controllers en enkele andere instrumenten (electrische viool!?) worden bespeeld.

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vr 17/12 Senotorik

  • Deuren 22u
  • VVK geen voorverkoop
  • KASSA €10

Senotorik
Om al jullie zintuigen maximaal te prikkelen hosten wij op vrijdag 17 december een avond gevuld met exposities, bands & beats te Petrol, Antwerpen.

Ontstaan vanuit de muzikale underground aan de Antwerpse droogdokken is SenotoriK geëvolueerd tot een eclectisch audiovisueel concept waarvan deze 10 jarige editie het sluitstuk zal zijn. Meer live muziek, meer beats, meer kunst, meer variatie...

Op audiovisueel vlak - een live schildershow door Bert Lezy met projecties en 'verlichtende' verf, muzikale lichtcreaties geëxposeerd door Bart Reyntjes en Antwerp's finest vintage op canvas van Zic & Hojack. Live muziek van Antwerpse bodem, gebracht door muzikale 1000poten Caisse en hiphopformatie Wahwahsda.

De beats worden verzorgd door de notoire SenotoriK crew: Automatic Boogie & Nondejul, Arne & Miyaguy, Noemie & Shimtshack, the Oilbutcher, Goonie, Tox & Fonzie revolution. Power genoeg om weerwerk te bieden tegen Techno legende en headliner DJ Pierre (Fuse, I Love Techno) die al jaar en dag techno brengt van de bovenste plank.

All night long expo
Light creations by reyntjensbart.be
live paintshow by bertlezy.be
hojack paintings by zic-art.be

Vervoeg ons tijdig - uw stiptheid zal beloond worden door een glaasje cava (zolang de voorraad strekt ;-) ).


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za 22/05 Mayer Hawthorne & The County, Dj Mehdi & ...

  • Deuren 21u
  • VVK €12
  • KASSA €15 < 0u < €10

Tickets Fnac Petrol

Mayer Hawthorne & The County, Dj Mehdi & Riton: Carte Blanche
Mayer Hawthorne komt naar Petrol! Met zijn groep voor een live optreden én als dj achteraf!
Vorig jaar debuteerde Mayer Hawthorne met A Strange Arrangement: onze favoriete smooth nu-soul plaat van vorig én dit jaar.
Hawthorne zit nog maar pas op tram 3, maar zijn inspiratiebronnen zijn duidelijk van een generatie eerder: denk Isaac Hayes, Curtis Mayfield en Barry White. Maar denk niét dat het gaat om slechte imitaties of een geforceerd belegen sound: Hawthorne zit op het kwaliteithiphoplabel Stonesthrow en weet het muzikale erfgoed van Detroit (waar hij opgroeide) en de typische Motown sound op eigen wijze uit te breiden. New school soul, of zoiets. Singles Maybe So, Maybe No en Just Ain't Gonna Work Out zijn kleppers. Dat vindt ook Mark Ronson: hij is grote fan.
Na zijn optreden draait Mayer Hawthorne als dj Haircut de betere hiphop,
r & b, funk, reggae en rock. Smooth shit!

In het voorprogramma stelt Boohgaloo Zoo zichzelf en hun debuutplaat voor aan het publiek. Boohgaloo Zoo is het nieuwe project van K'Bonus en U-gene. Funky funky funk!
Na de optredens van Mayer Hawthorne en Boohgaloo Zoo nog meer funk, soul en rare grooves in de Horny room. Daar vatten, naast Mayer Hawthorne zelf (dj Haircut), ook K'Bonus, U-gene en dj Grazzhoppa post bij de ones & two's.

carteblanche
In de grote zaal is het dan uitkijken naar Carte Blanche (dj Mehdi & Riton):
Je kent dj Mehdi? Fijn! En als we 'Riton' zeggen, gaat er ook een belletje rinkelen? Houden zo! Wel, Mehdi en Riton hebben de handen in elkaar geslagen en zijn samen een nieuw project begonnen: Carte Blanche. Met Carte Blance (eerste ep: Black Billionaires) gaan ze samen de house toer op.
Op 22 mei komen Riton en Mehdi samen Carte Blanche voorstellen in Petrol, de lokale helden VNNR en The OddWord zorgen voor een passende omkadering. Spannend!

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za 13/03 Sweet Coffee, Buscemi, Lize Accoe, Merdan ...

  • Deuren 21u
  • VVK €10
  • KASSA €15

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Sweet Coffee, Buscemi, Lize Accoe, Merdan Taplak
Sweet Coffee heeft een nieuwe plaat "Face To Face" en doet het voortaan met verschillende gastzanger(es)s(en). Single Never Ending Love klinkt alvast dansbaarder dan het vroegere werk van de groep, de nieuwe plaat komen ze voorstellen op zaterdag 13 maart.
Ook Belgisch en ook live op het podium: Lize Accoe. De jonge Belgische jazzstudente zong eerder front bij DeLaVega (met wie ze ook een Zamu Award won) en backings bij Ozark Henry. Lize heeft net een eigen album uit, geproducet door Peter Revalk van Wizards of Ooze. Funk, soul en jazz! (en pas nog in het voorprogramma van Joss Stone)
Na en tussen de optredens wordt verder gedanst en gefeest op de brazza-, bossa- en balkanbeats van Buscemi en Merdan Taplak.
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za 06/02 Drop The Lime, Hot City, ...

  • Deuren 23u
  • VVK €6
  • KASSA €6 < 0u < €10

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Drop The Lime, Hot City, ...
Boemklatsch brengt uit Nederland spikkeltjes mee voor iedereen: een kleurrijk en energiek collectief van drie dj's, een host en twee vj's. Dirty electro, dikke bootybeats, baile funk en nog veel meer. Plus: eigen producties met verrassende gasten. Zo doet Jeugd van Tegenwoordig-coryfee P. Faberyayo mee op het onnavolgbare Spikkeltjes (nu op Stubru).
Drop The Lime (TigerBeat6, Mad Decent, Institubes) runt in New York de Trouble & Bass club en het gelijknamige label. Al enkele jaren timmert hij aan de weg met eigen producties en remixen voor oa Moby en Buraka Som Sistema. Drop The Lime verwerkt de muzikale invloeden van New York (van rockabilly over rap tot house) tot een Zeer Dansbaar Geheel.
Hot City is nog zo'n naam om in de gaten te houden: vroege rave, 2step, diepe bassen, synths én house: de dancesound van de UK die versmelt met die van de USA.
Partyharders Squad was de snedige brandversneller tijdens de pas afgelopen TransArdentes, ze stonden op 10 days off en hebben een residency in de Social Club in Parijs. Ongezonde electro- en fidgetbeats met vet haar op.
The Odd Word is een Antwerps dj duo dat het tot op Stubru schopte. Onder andere!
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Mike Huckaby

Mike Huckaby
Mike Huckaby is a dance music purist extraordinaire. Being an integral part of the Detroit dance scene, he was the man behind the legendary Record Time store and as such gathered an encyclopedic knowledge of music. Mike is one of those rare guys who know all the roots and culture of electronic dance music, who see beyond the hype and divisions in the scene and know exactly what this music is.

He is the kind of purist whose love for music has literally had him flown around the globe. Huckaby also produced for labels like Rick Wade's renowned Harmonie Park outfit, London's Cross Section or his own ventures Deep Transportation resp. Synth.

Apart from his activities as a DJ and producer, he also works as a sound designer and a tutor for the software company Native Instruments, and Ableton teaching Reaktor and Live around the world, as well as for a special Detroit youth foundation project called "YouthVille".

Larsson

Larsson
Larsson's interest in music began when his father introduced him to the world of DJ'in. At the age of 16 he got hold of his first residency at Antwerp's well known venue Non-Stop & that's where the story unfolds. After having accomplished a great career in the harder styles with performances at Summerfestival, Nature One, Germany's famous Love Parade, Reverze & many more, the interest in the wonderful world of house- & techno-music started to emerge. Larsson's frequent performances at clubs like La Rocca and concepts like Cafeïna and Fonik are a great start, so keep you're eye on upcoming events & podcasts!

Jackmaster

Jackmaster
1/6 van de Numbers crew en samen met Spencer wellicht de belangrijkste trekker van het label. Jackmaster begon op zijn 14e te werken in een platenwinkel in Glasgow (in maart dit jaar kondigde hij aan dat hij zijn hele privécollectie zal verkopen via Discogs!): stad van Soma en Optimo, maar de laatste 10-12 jaar ook Numbers. Eerst als club, en -dit jaar viert Numbers zijn 10e verjaardag- dan ook als label. Dankzij het internationale succes van lokale helden Hudson Mohawke en Rustie staat de Schotse stad sindsdien fier te shinen. In het midden van die scene: Jackmaster - die samen met Spencer, Deadboy, Rustie, Redinho en Sophie het Numbers team vormt. Op het label verschijnt de muziek van de net genoemde namen, maar ook tunes van Mosca en Jamie XX.
Wat Jackmaster zo speciaal maakt in de hedendaagse DJ scene is dat hij naam en faam maakt zonder eigen nummers. Jackmaster is een party DJ met eclectische elektronische muziek. Techno, house, disco, dubstep en pop: oud en nieuw. Jackmaster is veelzijdig en speelt voor zijn publiek. Hij maakte mixes voor Resident Advisor en FabricLive, heeft een wekelijkse radioshow op Rinse FM en is regelmatig te horen op BBC Radio 1.

GRACE

GRACE
G R A C E is a musical flood of exciting feel good sounds tickling your ear lobe. G R A C E is like the feeling of a feather slightly gliding over your body. It is the melting lolly ice refreshing your lips on a hot sweaty day. It is the taste of a great old scotch burning your veins. It is your vintage porn magazine when you need it the most. When these two brothers dive into their records, you will get wet. They will make you smile. They bring you the most wonderful songs to dance to, to enjoy listening to or to make love to. It will be songs with a soul. It will be songs with a catchy bassline, glittering synths, a fragile touch of piano, a charming guitar, a sexy sax and beautiful rhythms. It may be forgotten classics, hidden treasures or just the best of what pop culture has ever brought us. Either way you'll get an eclectic fusion of feel good sounds embraced with a sense of avant-garde and influences of disco, house, soul, funk, rock and 80's pop.

Ctrl-V

Deze heer is 1/3 achter Mint. Hij plakt House, Bass & Hip Hop beats aaneen als auditieve superlijm. Samen met Dubelle klinken ze harder dan een kettingzaag in een mixer. Pas dus maar op dat u geen ledematen verliest bij het dansen.

Sa Gusto

Sa Gusto
Sascha aka Sa Gusto is een jonge Antwerpse DJ/producer. Hij zorgt voor een zonnige housemix waar uw huid een kleurtje bij pakt.

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Ego Troopers

Ego Troopers
Mozes & Olliver, twee blitse tieners, vormen samen Ego Troopers. Ze knallen met een mix van techno en electro, maar ondanks hun jeugdige leeftijd schuwen ze ook niet een vleugje disco. Als Erol Alkan en Fake Blood denken dat je goed bezig bent, dan ben je gewoon goed bezig. Ze stonden al op Soulwaxmas in zowel België als Nederland en ook clubs in zowel Londen als Parijs blijken te klein voor zoveel talent.
U kent deze heren misschien nog wel van Pukkelpop of Tomorrowland en eerdere releases op 'Blood Music', het label van Fake Blood.

Master D

Master D

Axel Boman

Axel Boman
Axel is in fact the Swedish word for shoulder, but born and bred Stockholmer Mr. Boman could just as easily have been named Rumpa, the Swedish word for ass, since most of his life has been dedicated to moving just that body part.

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Isolée

Isolée
Isolée is a minimalist house producer whose music is reminisent of indie electronic pop music of the early eighties and ambient techno from a decade on. Isolée is credited with creating the very first microhouse record to reach the club charts. Isolée's 2000 release "Rest" was arguably the first microhouse full-length album.

Rajko Müller was born in Frankfurt, Germany but lived with his family in Algeria at the age of 7 to 12 and went to a French primary school. Around this time his parents bought an organ for Christmas and he tried to do some synth-pop with a school friend. They decided to buy a synthesizer and a drumcomputer. Rajko grew tired of synth-pop and EBM in the end of the eighties and listened more to rock music and independent music. Müller's friends made him discover house music, hip-hop and techno in the early nineties and Müller began a second attempt to record electronic music again. Müller gave a tape to his friend and DJ Andreas Baumecker, owner of Freundinnen records, who worked in a record-store where the members of Playhouse Records used to work - starting off his career.

Joey Beltram

Joey Beltram
Joey Beltram is a techno pioneer, heralded as one of the scene's biggest stars.

In 2009 alone Beltram had a Beatport top 10 with his remix of Oliver Huntemann's Shanghai Spinner. Then there was his huge vinyl releases like the Scorpion on Drumcode, Shaking Trees on Harthouse (a Raveline track of the month), and a killer remix of Abe Duque's Let's Take It Back that had rave reactions across the board including MANDY, Dave Clarke and Hell. There was also his run of headline slots at festivals, which in 08/09 has included Coachella, both of Italy's Play the Music Festivals, BLOC in the UK, Hungary's Bonusz, Awakenings, Planetlove Ireland and Rockit Open Air in the Netherlands, plus club gigs from Berghain to the 10,000 capacity Fabrik in Madrid to Fabric UK's sister club matter, Ministry of Sound and numerous appearances in Germany, the US, Spain, Holland, Canada, Malta and more. Check out the videos of huge festival crowds on YouTube.

What's his secret? Continued experimentation and an unparalleled run of influential tracks. Beltram grew up in Queens, one of the toughest boroughs of New York - the equal to Detroit for rough times but very different in its musical roots. At 12 years old Beltram was DJing hip hop and electro, playing roller rinks and block parties to buy records, studio gear and decks. He released his first tracks before age 18 on New York labels Nu Groove and Easy Street, and by 20 he caught the ear of Belgium's now pivotal R&S label with his track Let It Ride.

R&S invited Beltram to Europe and techno history was made. Beltram arrived with a new track he'd completed a week before travelling. Energy Flash, released on R&S in Europe and Derrick May's Transmat in the US, is still one of techno's pivotal classics - Muzik Magazine's Track of the Decade, and a track whose title has named any number of record stores and books on dance culture. Energy Flash and its follow up Mentasm with Mundo Muzique made Beltram's name and took the 21-year-old right round the world, playing major events in the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and Germany and holding down a residency at the notorious Limelight in New York.

Not content to rest, Beltram has continually toured at the major festivals around the globe treating the crowds to the full force of his inspiring sets. He's also continued releasing seminal tracks, his '93 and '94 tracks Aonox on Visible and "the Beltram re-releases" on Trax, the Caliber EP on the UK's legendary Warp (home of Aphex Twin and Squarepusher), and his '95 LP Places and '96 single Ball Park on Tresor were huge hits - each being one of the biggest techno records of that year, along with the LP following, Close Grind on Novamute, with the pivotal releases Believer and Forklift.

In '99, he launched his own label STX with Arena, while he continued to release under Code 6 and JB³, as well as headlining events like Awakenings, Coachella, Nature One, Mayday and Dance Valley. Returning to Tresor in '04, his album Rising Sun included several of that year's biggest techno releases. And he has kept the innovative tracks coming since on Womb, Harthouse, Drumcode, MB Electroniks, and Bush.

Which brings us to 2010, this is the year STX will return, both as a label and a touring show, with Beltram having put the call out to the cream of European and US techno producers to join him. Beltram will continue with the festival headline slots, but an intimate club tour is planned for venues with the right soundsystems...

Elliot Berger

Elliot Berger
Elliot Berger (formally known as 'System') is one of the most prominent underground producers in the UK. Starting from the age of 6, he began practicing violin, and from there he moved to guitar at the age of 12. Growing up in England, he had already begun to receive some recognition for his music, and in 2010 he began to train himself as a DJ. From there he learned to produce both dubstep and DnB. On top of this music production, System also had a history of playing in rock bands, and working with other vocalists. He feels that his real influences have been Rameses B, Skrillex, Adventure Club and Feint.

Jonas Lion

Jonas Lion
I'm Jonas Lion (like on my passport / pronounced the french way). I've been DJing for a few years now but only started outing myself as one recently. Variation and smooth combination between dubstep, house, techno, garage, hip-hop and reggae is rather my habit than the exception.

Now I'm part of the Level.01 crew, a new party concept and record label seeking to push new future bass music.

Some of my previous gigs: Berlin, Vienna, Helsinki, Amsterdam, London, Tomorrowland, etc.

Thank you all for the support so far, I can't be grateful enough.

Soul:Funktion

Soul:Funktion
Soul:Funktion is an Antwerp based Techno, House duo

Boophis

Boophis
Hi This is my pet, Boophis.
I don't know, I gave him my old laptop with Reason on it one day and this came out! Don't know how he does it thou...
Must be the 3 fingers, he' knows every keyboard shortcut! And his hands are already in the right form for pressing them! Amazing...
Gonna give him a microphone one day, maybe he can sing? Life is full of surprises.

Please don't feed him, he gets insects at home... And don't knock on the glass, he hates that, he can't hear you cause of the headphones so stop trying! Hello? tsss...

Madeon

Madeon
Madeon is a french electronic musician who talks about himself in the third person - what a snob.
Hugo Leclercq (born May 30, 1994), known by his stage name Madeon, is a self-described electro-pop-house-whatever producer from Nantes, France.

Leclercq started composing music at the age of 11, and adopted a nu-disco style under the name Madeon; in 2010. In the fall of that year, at the age of just 16, he gained popularity for his award-winning remix of The Island by Pendulum which was praised by the likes of Skrillex and Pendulum front-man Rob Swire.

In 2011, he created a remix for Yelle's Que veux-tu, and then went on to remix deadmau5's Raise Your Weapon which was praised by deadmau5 himself on Facebook and other social utilities. In the summer of 2011, a YouTube video of his live mashup Pop Culture went viral, which combines 39 pop hits into one song. As of November 2012, it has approximately fifteen million hits.

Leclercq has been featured on 15 Minutes of Fame, a segment of Pete Tong's radio show on BBC Radio 1. Also on the 27th of January 2012 he played a 20 minute set as part of a show organised by Pete Tong to showcase up and coming stars in Electronic music. He included some of his own songs such as Pop Culture and Icarus, as well as merging songs together; These ranged from Shuriken alongside Que Veux Tu and DJ, to M83's Midnight City being played on top of a Madeon edit of Blitz by Digitalism.

Leclercq has cited The Beatles and Daft Punk as his greatest musical influences. He is also known to use Novation's Launchpad for his live performances, and FL Studio as his music production program of choice.

A debut EP was scheduled to be released in 2012, but then cancelled in favour of multiple singles, the first of which - Icarus - is planned to be released in February 2012.

John Talabot

John Talabot
2012 is het jaar van John Talabot. De voorbije jaren klom hij op uit de housescene van Barcelona en stak hij zijn neus aan het venster met enkele opvallende releases (Permanent Vacation, Young Turks, Hivern Disc) en maakte hij remixen voor oa The XX, Shit Robot, Joakim en Teengirl Fantasy. Het waren voortekenen: dit jaar verscheen zijn eerste album fIN op Permanent Vacation. Een broeierig prachtdebuut: kleurrijk, ingetogen, elegant, verfijnd en sensueel. De beste en meest actuele balearic sound sinds jaren. En ook schizofreen, want tegelijk is de muziek van John Talabot dansbaar, fris én doorleefd. Te omarmen door muziekliefhebbers uit verschillende richtingen, ver voorbij de club-, dance- of electronicascene. Voor wie wil bekomen van een hete zomerdag en/of klaar is voor een atypische nacht mindblowing quality clubbing.

Syncope

Syncope
Dj Syncope born in 1977, grown up in Belgium. Passionated by music he started spinning records at the age of 17. Due to his energy, enthusiasm and skill in mixing tracks and tunes behind the turntables, he began dj-ing in the local club-house very soon. In 1998 Syncope moved to Ghent. Inspired by the Code-303-parties he got drawn to the acid music. Though Syncope never stitched to one style, he always wanted to explore the frontiers of music knowledge. Genres like techno, acid-techno, hard-techno, core, new & old skool acid, UK-acid and experimental give him full scope for a fusion of beats.

Paul Mac

Paul Mac
After following the seemingly amazingly familiar UK path of electro/hip hop/acid house/techno it has now been nearly 21 years since Paul Mac started dj'ing and he has been producing for nearly 15, having recorded for over 50 labels including Sino, Intec, Ingoma, Kb Records Inc and Kanzleramt to name only a few and with nearly 120 release's to his name its probably fair to call him a veteran of the scene. With his own labels Stimulus Recordings and the relatively newly formed Sula Muse Recordings Paul continues to release all kinds of Techno from dance floor style club bangers to deep emotive material. After over 20 years of playing with records Paul has now made the jump to Ableton this has opened a lot of new doors musically and has reinvigorated his passion for the music. As well as his normal solo performances the future will see more performances with; Ben Sims as they finally bring the K.B Productions sound out of the studio and into the clubs, Mark Williams as the now infamous Sou Tai duo one of the more intense Techno performances on the circuit and finally as part of The Essex Rascals with Ben Sims, Tony Anderson and Mark Broom with more old school party influenced sets of Disco, Funk, Hip Hop and whatever else.

Soren Aalberg

Soren Aalberg
As a baby Soren was found by two fishermen floating in a Ikea basket on the Nordic Sea. He was raised by Mr Aalberg and went off to study in Kopenhagen (where he still lives today). It was there that he ran into Thomas Angstrom. Thomas introduced Soren to the world of electronic music. Soon they decided to make music together which led to some great releases on fine labels such as Bedrock records, Mindtrip Music, Coincidence records,... By using home made synthesizers and lots of own sounds, they create an unique and remarkable sound. That sound has been loved by DJ's such as Richie Hawtin, Len Faki, Troy Pierce, Luciano, Paco Osuna,... Currently Soren and Thomas run a label called Girafe Sauvage. This label aimes to release quality music from various artists all over the world such as Minilogue, Rodriguez Jr., Dimitri Andreas, Bryan Zentz, Size and so on. What will the future bring for Soren? Nobody knows. But what we know: Nous sommes des animaux and tout le monde aime le girafe!

Vincent

Vincent
Eén van de Resident DJ's van Mayhem.

Manu

Manu
Eén van de Mayhem residents.

Supreems

Supreems
These two guys met each other back in 2007 at a party in Antwerp. After a few months of exchanging their favorite tunes and talking about music in general, in 2008 they raised Supreems.

They have been deejaying together ever since and in 2011 noticed by Fanklub Deejays, they were very honored to be the residents at Blast Your Ghetto (famous party in Antwerp which monthly invited artists like Gesaffelstein, Rex The Dog, Renaissance Man, Jesper Dahlbäck,...). Getting in touch with lots of different styles of music over the past years, they soon discovered their burning love for house music, chicago, deep house and everything close to this.

Having already played at Festival Les Ardentes, Libertine Supersport, Mr Wong, I Love Techno 2012, ... you can expect great vibes in every deejay set they bring. Going from gentle, piano and 90's influenced house music to the more rougher, deeper house & back.

JnC

JnC
Playing together for almost over 3 years in the region of Beveren-Waas, Belgium. Try to make every party bounce with exclusive and nicely mixed tracks

Dj Spinn

Dj Spinn

Tony Senghore

Tony Senghore
Tony has been making big waves in music. Compared to everyone from Daft Punk to Snoop Dog, Tony has been using his "undoubted production talent" (DJ magazine) to make his own blend of "astonishingly forward-thinking" music. Originating from Sweden, Tony spent six years in Leeds learning everything he could from the flourishing house scene, eventually starting up his own mini-empire of labels (Anonym, Gung-eli-gung, Horehaus & Virago) to release his own tracks as well as hunting for fresh talent. Quickly earning a reputation, Tony was soon taking his DJ sets around Europe, Japan and the Americas.

His already overflowing discography has already earned him Album Of The Issue in DJ magazine (Wackdaddies Return Of The Wack Planet), 4/5s and 5/5s in Jockey Slut and Mixmag (La Cienda Honduras "Nar Ingen Vill...", "Wackdaddies Fear Of A Wack Planet"), Vital Single Of The Month in Muzik (Tony Senghore & Paul Woolford Loverboy EP) 5/5s in Update (La Cienda Hondusras Chok-Chok Tequila Combo, Tony Senghore Underhallning EP, Tony Senghore Disco Slampa) , Single Of The Week in Update (Ladytron Evil Tony Senghore remix) as well as a throng of high-profile DJ and producer fans including Deep Dish, Lottie, Roger Sanchez, Romanthony, Darren Emerson, Yousef, DJ Sneak, Junior Sanchez, Pete Tong, Seb Fontaine and the MYNC Project.

The floor-shaking, bass-driven, dirty house dub Whaddup was quickly snapped up by Darren Emerson's label Underwater, and was made "Essential New Tune" on BBC Radio 1's Essential Selection, in a show that featured no less than four of Tony's tracks. Mixmag has described his signature record "The System" as "a leftfield anthem", and his new offering on Eye Industries ("Peace") has been critically acclaimed by everyone lucky enough to receive a copy!

Senghore is also an incredible remixer. His awesome re-working of the Audio Bullys single Turned Away was the hottest promo on the block, having the rare accolade of reaching number one in both the Cool Cuts Chart and the Buzz Chart. He also has also remixed Ladytron, Chamonix, the Buffalo Bunch and Lady Sovereign among many others to devastating effect.

With people recognising him as one of the "most prolific but underrated house producers" (Mixmag), his unique and "superbly crafted music" makes Tony Senghore one to watch out for.

Mason

Mason
Dutch duo Mason make the kind of records that often defy being pigeon holed and given a label. Their productions have been destroying dance floors to tearing it up the World's charts since 2006, laying the foundations for more forward thinking music. Its not about making records for a particular set of Djs or trendy scene but just good honest music!

Using Iasons classical violin training coupled with a love of diverse music and a hi-tech apprenticeship in a ring tone sweatshop, together with his studio and live partner Coen, a man fixated with ancient synths and playing in rock bands and a mean vocalist to boot, the Mason boys are now forging their own unique path. This duo has the musical arsenal required to make everything from filthy late night dance club bombs to daytime radio anthems. These Dutchmen are unpredictable in both what is played in the club and what is created in the studio.

The Mason sound takes a great understanding of melody and fuses it with technological know-how sheer musicianship and dance floor savvy. It is dance music for the thinking man, but not so clever to be alienating and dull. Masons debut album, They Are Among Us features some interesting styles and flavours as well as guests such as legendary NYC rappers (Run) DMC and Kurtis Blow and hip hop UK hero Sway. Also renowned singer-songwriter Matt Hales ( AKA Aqualung) , Wonky pop pin-up Sam Sparro and former Moloko chanteuse Roisin Murphy add their magic to this eclectic line-up.

Iason and Coen play from behind their specially designed Baboon Booth using a mixture of new technology and real instruments to create a hugely dynamic and different show.

There has been a Worldwide hit, Exceeder  and successful releases under their belt for Data/Ministry Of Sound as well as numerous releases and remixes for labels like Great Stuff, Skint, CR2, Mute and Pickadoll . Mason continue to garner respect from above as well as under ground. The boys have recently lent his sound to remix on numerous artists including Moby, Gabriella Cilmi, Hadouken, Rex The Dog, Evil Nine, Robyn and Jesse Rose.

2009 saw the launch of Mason's label, Animal Language and regular parties in Amsterdam under the same name. Ten double A-side releases down the line and the imprint is making fans with a huge array of DJs , bloggers and music-heads. Support has come from far and wide with the likes of Carl Cox, Pete Tong, Erol Alkan, Aeroplane and A-Trak all behind the imprint. The label recently graced the cover of dance music bible DJ Magazine with a CD of previous and new releases.

Behind the decks, or CDJs at least, Iason, the dj-ing face of Mason, has honed his craft for over fourteen years since falling for the grooves of early hip hop and spinning in his local clubs. Things progressed to warming up for Global mega star Tiesto at his gigs around the World where Mason also jammed violin to his own and his compatriots sets. The fiddle has since been rested, but Mason continues to rock crowds wherever he plays. He has headlined at some of the Worlds finest clubs and festivals including headlining the massively opulent Sensation White parties around the planet as well as appearing with top billing at festivals such as Dance Valley in Holland and at Creamfields in the UK.

If sheer talent and karma have anything to do with it then expect to be hearing this name a lot in the future. 

Arne & Miyaguy

Arne & Miyaguy
Dj MiyaGuy aka die kenner und geniesser aka Dj Guy)Dj/Producer Was born in Wilrijk, Belgium in 1981. I started collect records when i was 14 years old.Listening to records from Jean Michel Jarre, Cerrone, Moroder... I found My way to electronic music. Soon I started to play records at parties in and around My hometown, Antwerp.I became a resident at Schiltronics and Enivrez Vouz I played at every Totaltechno party, the Xtravaganza-parties in 't Kriekske, Schil goes Bananas,Enivrez Vouz,Audiobahn, Body Shots, Fake Bar, ... I shared the decks with Ester Ofei, Trish, Fred Nasen, LadyVortex,Koenie,Coupe,RafDbxl,Metrobox,Nid&Sancy,Laston&Geo,TheWaxdolls,Kash,Steve Cop,The Youngsters,Turntable Dubbers,Monica Electronica,Starkski&Tonic,Coupé,Fredo en Thang,Tomaz... My passion for music is very deep and i know the way in different styles. My record collection contains a wide variety of styles: from techno to disco house electronica only the good vibes A must for your soul!

Vann & Path

Vann Phat

Flatfish

Flatfish
antwerp based duo // co-organizers lucidfestival // kazzino in cafe d'anvers.

2 ordinary guys with one mission: to let the crowd go wild on their beats and party hard! One half of this dj-duo is called Thomas Dockx. He started out as a dj at a very early age, and has a lot of musical experience & knowledge. The other half, Nicolas Kerstens, is known for his party-experience. Never says no to a good party and knows very well to which beats the crowd will go wild. Together they are set to rock the crowd at various parties and to have a good time, every time!

Amro

Amro
DJ AMRO was born on September 17th 1988. He got his first little keyboard at the age of 10 as a birthday present. Soon enough, he got hooked on making music. At the age of 12, he started working with programs such as Fruityloops and Music Ejay, discovering the basics of producing. Little by little, he also started mixing vinyl and when he reached the age of 15, he received his first offers to perform at Antwerp's hottest clubs such as Club Industria, Nanno sur l'O, La Rocca and many more. Today, AMRO is one of the most influential DJ's in the Antwerp club scene. He was one of the winners of the BOA Pioneer DJ contest, impressing a jury including Booka Shade's manager and BOA's CEO. Meanwhile, he has been working in the studio with famous producers such as Paris Avenue, Dave Lambert etc. At the age of 20, AMRO signed a wordwide record deal with CNR Belgian House Mafia Records (Mostiko), one of the most prestigious Belgian labels in the scene, housing artists like Armin Van Buuren, Tocadisco, Junkie XL and many more. AMRO is more than capable and is already meeting high expectations. He recently topped the USA promo pool charts with his single "In my life". Meanwhile, AMRO shared the stage with artists like Alter Ego, The Subs and many more. Today he is one of the most respected Belgian house producers and receives support by legends including Eric Morillo, Axwell, Laidback Luke, Gregor Salto, Peter gelderblom, Dj Roog and many more. So you better keep an eye on this guy...

Renegade Masters Dj

Renegade Masters Dj
Renegade Masters are a new electronic dj trio consisting of members Cousens Wesley, Van den Durpel Nick and Van Dooren Jeroen!

Influences are; 2 many dj's, Daft Punk, Justice, Vitalic, Prodigy, Mr. Oizo, Chemical Brothers, Netsky, Boys Noize, Erol Alkan, Digitalism, Bloody Beetroots, Surkin, Deadmau5, Simian Mobile Disco, Laurent Garnier, New Order, Proxy..

Seb Skalski

Seb Skalski
SEB SKALSKI ( DJ Seb a.k.a Jamajski Spekulant ,Easy Band All Stars, Jazz Engineers , WackyDeep ) one from the mine Polish Dj's and producetns , musician , remikser . Born in in Warsaw .As kid start to play on guitar , keyboards and drums . Soon run his firsts bands and start writing songs in funk, reggae and jazz style.Grow up whit difrent inspirations from many artists like Jimi Hendrix , The Doors, Bob Marley, Eric Clapton, George Clinton , Funkadelic ,Bootsy Colins , Herbie Hancok, Miles Davis,Charlie Parker . He has started mixing records about 1997 directly focused in house music. His very danceable style pleased fans from different genres of dance music. He playing, in the most important clubs around the country. In 1999 relise first debut album of his band Easy Band All Stars * whit pure funk and afro stuff futuring african wokalists and more then 10 polish jazz musicans . In year 2000 was choice as a student for Red Bull Music Academy , and lerning two week of lectures whit famous artist , dj and producents like King Britt , Tom Middleton , Cloud Young , Mad Professor, Peshay and many more. After Seb start co-operating whit warsaw dj 's shop -agency - and net radio call Dysk Sound System . In 2001 he has run radio show "Houserka" in nantional polish cult radiostation called ..Radiostacja... The show was on air on the Saturday night for more then 5 years , and gest artists like Josh Wing , Jim Masters , Luke Slayter, Zion Train , Middle Row Crew , Sebastien Leger , Mouse t , Xpress2 , Phats and Small and many more. As Jamajski Spekulant spinning dub and roots jamajkan reggae records in difrent reggae partys . Apart of dj-ing he is a leader and guitar player in funk combo Easy Band All Stars. He championed yearly Warsaw DJ Competition. His music skills he is using in the studio making funk, house, jazz and reggae inspirited tracks. , author of music for polish movies "dil"2002, comedy "job" 2006 directed by Konrad Niewolski, and producent of two polish hip hop albums - "Autentyk 3" and "Pelson -Sensi ". In 2007 relise new project and album together whit Piotr Zabrodzki , whit smooth and nu jazz style , "JAZZ ENGINEERS" - "first choice " .Co operating whit many difrent polish and international artists like : mc aphex (usa) ,Dragon(fr),mc gee (nl) , Mass Cypher ( Jamajka) ,mc frenchboi (uk) , tony junior b.i.g ( cuba ) , Barry Solone(usa ). His project WackyDeep futuring more underground sounds like deep , techouse , minimal and electro style. He has been lucky to play with the artist such a Ian Pooley, Bob Sinclair, X-Press 2, Roger Sanchez, ATFC, Jay-J, Blake Backster, DJ Disciple ,the Beginerz , Swayzak ,Johny Fiasco, Sebastien Leger , LisaMIllet ,Salome de Bahia ,Azzido da Bass, Artful Dodger and Alliance Ethnik.

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Stacey Pullen

Stacey Pullen
Stacey Pullen is an American techno musician based out of Detroit.

Pullen was raised in Detroit, where he became interested in electronic music early in his life. He began working on the Detroit techno scene in 1990, studying with Derrick May and working with him on business ventures. He used the aliases Bango, Kosmik Messenger, X-Stacy and Silent Phase. Pullen's incorporation of house and garage with techno has been cited as an influence on later electronic artists.

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Regis

Regis
Regis is one alias of Karl O'Connor, a Birmingham techno producer and founder of the Downwards imprint; other projects include Kalon, British Murder Boys alongside label-mate Anthony Child (Surgeon) and loose involvement with the enigmatic Sandwell District imprint.

Fake Blood

Fake Blood
Fake Blood is an alias used by DJ Touché, also half of The Black Ghosts (which Touché has remixed under the Fake Blood alias). His original productions included two major club hits, "Mars" and "Blood Splashing (Fake Blood Theme)". In 2009, He released the "Fix Your Accent" EP, including the original tracks "The Dozens", "I Think I Like It", and "Fix Your Accent". He has done remixes for Dan Le Sac, Armand van Helden, The Count & Sinden, UNKLE, Underworld and others.

Laurent Garnier

Laurent Garnier
Laurent Garnier (born February 1, 1966) is a French house music producer and DJ. Laurent Garnier began DJing in Manchester during the late 1980s. By the following decade, he had a broad stylistic range, able to span classic deep house and Detroit techno, the harder side of acid/trance and jazzy tracks as well. He added production work to his schedule in the early 1990s and recorded several LPs. During the late 1970s Laurent Garnier discovered clubbing with his brother in Paris, where his family lived. He loved disco but also listened to all other contemporary musical genres: reggae, funk, punk... At the age of 16 Laurent was already interested in clubs and DJs and had started recording and mixing music on basic tape recorders. In 1984, Laurent started working as a waiter for the French Embassy in London. He stayed there for a year and a half before moving to Manchester in 1986. England was a revelation for him, as he discovered the booming UK house scene and started DJing. In 1987 he discovered the Haçienda club in Manchester and met Mike Pickering the resident DJ. Chicago House and Detroit Techno became very popular, and Garnier started mixing at the Haçienda club under the name of DJ Pedro. Garnier becomes one of the first Europeans to begin mixing American house music in Britain, Garnier was one of the prime cogs in the late-1980s Manchester scene. His DJing at Manchester's Haçienda club provided an inspiration for The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays to begin adding house rhythms to rock music. In 1988 he went back to France to fulfill his military obligations. He also spent some time in New York where he meets Frankie Knuckles. Garnier shifted his attention back to France in the early 1990s, running the Wake Up club in Paris for three years, also mixing in clubs like le Palace or le Boy, DJing in rave parties and gradually moving into recording as well. For the FNAC label, Garnier released "French Connection" and the Bout de Souffle EP; after the label went under, though, he formed the F Communications label with Eric Morand (a friend who had also worked for FNAC). He often also DJed at "Open all hours" at London's Ministry of Sound on Friday nights, in the early and mid 1990s. One such set had a music press journalist enthusing 'Laurent Garnier is the best DJ in the world!'. His first LP, Shot in the Dark, came in 1995. His second, 30, appeared in 1997 and included one of Garnier's best selling singles, "Crispy Bacon". 30 was followed by the retrospective Early Works. After trotting the globe with multiple DJ appearances during the late 1990s, Garnier returned to the production realm with Unreasonable Behaviour, released in early 2000, which features one of Garnier's best known songs, "The Man with the Red Face". Garnier released an EP in 2002 and his latest full length album, The Cloud Making Machine, in 2005. His most recent album is Retrospective, a best-of which collects both his original work and remixes, including some vinyl-only or previously-unreleased tracks. Garnier has also collaborated with System 7.

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Âme

Âme
Âme is a German deephouse duo consisting of Kristian Beyer and Frank Wiedemann.

Style Of Eye

Style Of Eye
In the early 1990s, working from a studio in the northern-most parts of Sweden, Linus Eklow laid the foundations for what is now known as Style Of Eye. 'Right Now!' was his first release on Derrick Carter's Classic Music Company- and it received a major response from both the dance press and tastemakers alike. It didn't take long before the house and techno community at large picked up on what Linus was doing. With subsequent Style Of Eye releases such as 'Gioco' and 'H-bomb' and 'We Got You', Linus broke through onto dancefloors all over the world. His releases being played by such well-known names as Tiefschwarz, John Dahlback, Claude VonStroke, Tiga, and Laurent Garnier amongst many others... Linus is one to look out for in 2008, a year that starts off with an E.P on Dirtybird and a mix-compilation for Om Records, which is a good opportunity to check out his own mix of house and techno. Two more E.P's to come out on Pickadoll before introducing his first artist-album, that will see its light in April 2008 on Pickadoll Records. With all this lined-up and a steadily building a reputation as a dj, he is certain to become the "important future star" that DJ Magazine predicted he would be.

The Subs

The Subs
Rambunctious. That's the least you can say about Belgian beatbastards The Subs. Having already released a couple of underground dance maxis - 'You Make Me Spill', 'Fuck That Shit', 'Substracktion' - over the past years, they hit it hard in 2008, with 'Kiss My Trance', a punktrance-juggernaut of a hitsingle.

The track started off as a joke, the band wanted to see how far they could push the limits of the trance-genre and get away with it. A true jack-in-the-box, 'Kiss My Trance' turned out te be a massive cross-over success: in genuine guerilla-style, 'Kiss My Trance' peaked both commercial charts AND dj-lists - it terrorized the radio AND put club dancefloors on fire.
So much for the joke then, The Subs are in business. For real.

The Subs are not your average 'let's mess around with some analogue machines' band.
The Subs are Jeroen De Pessemier aka Papillon (singer/producer), Wiebe Loccufier aka Tonic (half of dj-duo Starski & Tonic, heirs to the Culture Club-throne, as they took over the residency spot at the infamous Ghent club from 2 ManyDJs and The Glimmers) and Stefan Bracke aka l'entrepreneur also fronting the raverockband Foxylane.

Since their eponymous debut album Subculture landed at the dusk of 2008, The Subs have.........

Played more than 160 shows, travelled to 14 countries, used 12 different airline companies, 2 tour buses and 1 private jet. Between the three of them, they've mailed about 250 post cards and drank about 80 bottles of vodka. On the road, they've lost 5 iPhone adapters and 6 pairs of earplugs. 480 T-shirts were sold and they've counted at least 12 stage invasions and 13 scuffles with venue security. The band remembers 10 speeding tickets and were questioned by the police at least 3 times. They've made 6 music video's, launched 1 blog and recorded 3 videocasts. Their audience took home 3 shoes and ripped 2 pairs of trousers from Papillon's body, who did vomit on stage once. 7 live shows ended with a broken wireless microphone and 2 AX-7 keytars got smashed up. A total of 68 rolls of Gaffer tape were used, about 100 glitter balls were 'customised', more than 70 interviews were given and their tunes featured on 78 compilations. About half of the past 730 days they've spend inside a studio, 45 demo's were made and 21 different versions of new artwork got rejected. About 28 hours were spend discussing the definitive, 11 songs counting track list... but it's here, the second album by The Subs: Decontrol.

A lot has happened to the crew from Ghent, Belgium, since their electroravepunk-whatsinaname powered train started rolling: they celebrated 10 years of Fabric with the give-away Mitshubitchi track, for instance. But also released their acclaimed Vomit In Style EP, featuring stellar remixes from Mixhell, Don Rimini and Les Petits Pilous. Together with the latter, The Subs hooked up for the release of a banging double biller, My Body Is Gonna Rememb/Rototom. But stressed about the most important evolution, the band agree unanimously: their maturation into a fully fledged, all hands on deck live band. "It's our fingerprint", the band says. "Our ticket to open doors and roads. Gone are the freshmen days of 'two CD-J's and a microphone', travelling from one church tower to the next. With this live setting, we can travel anywhere in the world and show the people what the heart, mind, arms and legs of The Subs truly are.".

Are the new tunes that make up Decontrol the fall-out of The Subs' live incarnation? "Not exactly", stresses Papillon. "Playing a live show is not the same as recording an album. They're two different worlds. Electronic music doesn't evolve from four guys jamming together in a shed, it's the fruit of many dark hours sitting behind keyboards and computers", the singer/producer/jumping jack flash adds laughingly. All the new tracks have been road tested though. Sometimes the band stretched soundchecks into a three hour tweaking session, before unleashing new bits and pieces to a live audience later the same evening. There's been a lot of (soul) searching, trying to find the right tone and feeling of the new album, for which Papillon claims that, besides a new found love, chaos was the main inspiration: "All creativity is born out of chaos. When you allow yourself to give up control, unexpected, beautiful things happen." Creativity from chaos; it almost echo's Malcolm McClaren's famous 'cash from chaos' manifesto - "Well, we don't know about the cash, but there's always plenty of chaos surrounding The Subs", the band agree on, grinningly. And this: "Decontrol is much less a 'fuck you' album than Subculture, and more an 'I'd like to fuck you' album.".

A prime example of the rewarding, creative chaos surrounding The Subs is the smash single The Pope Of Dope, cooked up with the notorious DJ-squad Partyharders. Papillon explains: "They're such fun guys to hang out with, we wanted to collaborate on something sooner or later." It turned out to be sooner than later, when one night, the boys started fidgeting with a stray disco sample and Partyharders chief Le Colonel performed an on the spot recording of his mischievous vocal. During the summer of 2010, the result went from underground oddity to big room carpet bomb and festival favourite in no time, taking everyone, all three Subs included, by surprise.
The dopey pope is absent on Decontrol, but he gave his blessing to the too cool-for-old school house cut Don't Stop, the hyperactive rave jam that is The Hype, the hard hitting techno beats of The Visible Man and the French movie soundtrack-inspired Hannibal (And The Battle Of Zama). There's even some profound philosophies hidden inside Decontrol - the universally appealing club anthem The Face Of The Planet, for instance, or Lemonade, inspired by a quote from American skater/artist Ed Templeton: 'if life gives you lemons, make lemonade'.

"We make music for the shuffle generation", concludes Papillon. "Decontrol covers a lot of bases, but at the same time it definitely serves as a whole. We've become more positive thinking the past few years, I can't wait to infect our audience with that sensation."

Aeroplane

Aeroplane
Today's electronic dance culture is due for a melodic transcendence from the shadowy, industrial electro that has been hammering away at the scene. As dance floors begin to buckle under such weighty beats, the Belgium-based band aptly named Aeroplane is dedicated to elevating its fans toward a higher musical space undefined by standardized genres. They reach for freedom from constraints of predictability, weaving currents of psychedelic guitars, pop keys, disco beats, catchy bass lines and melancholic waves into a singular connection of modern beat-driven music. At the controls of Aeroplane are Stephen Fasano and Vito Deluca, a duo whose combined experience gives life and emotion to the music. Vito brings with him a producer background that pulsates the hands and heart of Aeroplane, and Stephen's DJ roots vibrate the eyes and soul. Their unique collaboration of sound and purpose is channelling appreciation from among the biggest DJs and producers around, and the 2007 release of their first 12" entitled "Caramellas/Aeroplane" (Eskimo Recordings) has generated a jet stream of increasing momentum. Subsequent releases have kept their ring tones looping with remix requests from artists like Cobra Dukes, Das Pop, Lindström, Cut Copy, Grace Jones, MGMT, Bloc Party, and Friendly Fires. Projects like these reinforce the integration of electronic music into the omnipresent indie scene. Blends of Cosmic Nu Disco, Psychedelic, Balearic, Emo, etc. are forming a new era of musical hybrids, and explorations are officially under way. After all, machines are human too... Aeroplane's orbit originated from an unlikely dot on the globe called Walonie, in the southern French part of Belgium. Stephen's ravenous musical addiction led him to a record pusher named Vito, whose shop became the launch point for their combined vision. As a duo, they fuel up on every ray of light that breaks through their similar backgrounds. Of mutual Italian descent, both were born and raised amid the smoky gray of the industrial Brussels suburbs. Their music dissolves those clouds and celebrates a cosmic hope they've carried with them, each determined to find harmony in life among family, friends and fans. Early 2009 finds Aeroplane somewhere above the clouds, producing their much-anticipated full-length album and, as always, mapping a return to something new.

SAMIM

SAMIM
Samim is also known as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Born into a Swiss-Iranian family, he was exposed to a wide range of musical influences throughout his life. Soon after discovering his passion for electronic music through hip hop and industrial music, he started to develop and enhance his renowned Syncopated Patterns and Hypnotic Rhythms. Early on Samim joined forces with Michal Ho, producing a wide range of music under the "Samim & Michal" brand. After their first EP "Dini Muater" appeared on the Zürich based label "Stattmusik" the duo was poised for success. They went on to release three successful EPs (F / Angel / Ripop) on Jay Haze's TuningSpork and Textone Imprint, developing their trademark sound even further. In 2004, due to a serious cancer illness Samim was forced to take a break just to reappear shortly after, more determent then ever and ready to take the next step in his career. In late 2005 he relocated from Zürich to Berlin, opening up a whole new range of musical opportunities. Samim immediately tapped into the Berlin scene, initiating his most productive time so far. He released a series of very successful 12", including collaborations with Jay Haze, Michal Ho, Argenis Brito and signor andreonion labels like TuningSpork, Wasnotwas and Freizeitglauben and due to popular demand got remix assignments from labels like Get Physical, Highgrade and Little Big. At the same time he focused more on the Album format, producing two full length releases together with long time musical collaborator Jay Haze under the brands Bearback (Album: Under The Influence / label: T.B.A.) and Fuckpony (Album: Children Of Love / label: Get Physical). His live operations have brought him to numerous clubs and venues all over the world, making him one of the most comprehensive entertainers currently available.

Ian Pooley

Ian Pooley
German techno/house musician Ian Pooley (real name Ian Pinnekamp) debuted as half of T'N'I, a duo with dj Thomas "Tonka" Gerlach that released the EP Low Mass (Force Inc, 1991). The two morphed into Space Cube and eventually parted ways. His early singles were collected on the first full-length under his own name, The Times (Force Inc, 1996). Meridian (V2, 1998) was substantially different from the "hard" style that had made his fortune, incorporating elements of pop, disco, soul and even jazz. Since Then (V2, 2000) turned to samba and bossanova to create a Brazilian saudade-like atmosphere in the dancefloor. Souvenirs (Ministry of Sound, 2004) is bolder but also a bit outdated in its resurrection of disco motifs. Hmm.... Ian's just one of the best deep house DJs around. His tune selection is just awesome - he's just got it nailed on the beaty but mellow into sexy house tip. His remixes are all phat and you only need to listen to 1 or 2 of his 2007-9 dj mixes to see where he goes over an hour to 90 minutes. I still like the noel nanton remix, but i'm old and boring :) Wish he played a bit more in the UK, but he's pretty much the first DJ I lturn to for quality modern deep house. Lovin' it, good times dude :)

Lopazz

Lopazz
Since 1994 Stefan Eichinger a.k.a. Lopazz has been part of the Heidelberg based HD800 team. He also runs the multimedia label 800achtspur, and is renowned as a film composer, having written more than 30 scores over the years. In 2001, he had success with Redagain P when they remixed the Miami Vice theme; then, in 2003, Lopazz's self-titled EP was released by Output Recordings, followed by the singles "Blood" (including a Tiefschwarz remix) and his first bona fide club hit "I Need Ya" (later re-licensed by French fashion label Colette). It's success led to Lopazz remixing Germany's biggest pop act Xavier Nadoo, while techno legend Sven Väth snapped up "I Need Ya" for his Sound of the Fourth Season mix CD. Stefan's relationship with Berlin-based Get Physical Music began when he was commissioned to remix Chelonis R. Jones' "Don't Know". The label went on to issue Lopazz's own vocal track "Migracion", which was subsequently remixed by Chilean superstars Luciano and Ricardo Vilallobos. Releases for Compost Black Label, Output and Lasergun followed, along with remixes for the likes of Isolee, Product 01 and Richard Bartz.

2000 And One

2000 And One
2000 And One a.k.a. Dylan Hermelijn. Back into time, the year is 1989 when he joint up with Daniel (Dj Dano), together as 2000 And One. Signed up with Lower Eastside Records to do their first EP entitelded 2000 And One - The Sound of Planet Earth. As one of the first to do underground acid in the Netherlands. Later he got more in touch with the Detroit sound, as we know him now for. 2000 And One brings the melody into the funk and back, with the Detroit flavour on top of it. Source: http://www.intactorecords.com/

Carl Craig

Carl Craig
Carl Craig is a Detroit-based producer of techno music, and is considered to be one of the most important names in the Detroit second generation of techno producers and DJs. Like many of his peers, Carl Craig has approached techno using inspiration from a wide range of musical genres, including jazz and soul. Carl Craig has released many successful albums under a large number of aliases, such as BFC, Psyche, Paperclip People, 69, Designer Music and Innerzone Orchestra. Using one alias, Innerzone Orchestra, he released perhaps his best-known track "Bug In The Bassbin" in 1992, a track that many regard as being a key influence in the then evolving sound of drum and bass. Carl Craig has also created his own record label called "Planet E", which apart from his own work, has released records by well known techno and house artists like Kevin Saunderson, Alton Miller and Moodymann. Craig served as artistic director for the widely successful Detroit Electronic Music Festival in 2000 and 2001. His subsequent dismissal by festival organizers caused substantial controversy within the Detroit techno community, igniting a high-profile campaign in his favor.[2] In 2001, Craig filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against festival producer Pop Culture Media.[3] Part of what makes Craig's style so unique and separates him from much of the normal "Detroit Techno" sound, including current works, are his remixes of world beat and jazz songs. This has helped spark a new movement of electronic music.

Dj Smos & Baby B

Dj Smos & Baby B
Smos and Baby Bee are a duo who started their DJ career in early '90s, when they were in the small group of DJs who were playing house music on the Belgian music scene. They made their DJ name famous thanks to their funky, uplifting style, which was based on deep vocal house, dubby grooves, percussive rhythms, early UK and US house releases and occasional electrofunk-disco classics. They became residents at Café D'Anvers in 1993, where they also played for Paradise and Natural elements from Patrick Socks and for many other parties which were organized at Café D'Anvers. In 2003 they were celebrating 10 years residency anniversary and you can still hear them playing there every second Saturday in a month, when they perform their famous long sets. Since 1998 until 2001 they were residents at Eskimo parties in Ghent, where they always did their 'trade mark' closing sets in the house room. In 2004 they released a maxi 'Dont stop' for Eskimo recordings under pseudonim Elastix and they also played at many other parties which were organized by Eskimo organization ( Belmondo in SMAK museum in Ghent, Culture club, 69, Diesel U awards . . . ). Between January 2001 and October 2003 they were residents in Motion room ( house room ) in Fuse club in Brussels. From October 2003 until September 2004 they played as residents for concept 'Colors', in Tijuana in Ghent and they also played regular gigs in Le Club in Lille ( France ). They played on many occasions in all good Belgian house clubs and many times abroad and they shared the decks with plenty of famous international DJ stars ( Kenny Hawkes, Silicone soul, Mark Farina, D'Julz, Freeform Five, Derrick Carter, Luke Solomon, Carl Craig, Jack de Marseille, Jeff K, Serge Santiago, Tiefschwarz . . . ). Every summer they've been also invited to play at some of the biggest open air festivals in Belgium. Baby Bee has been announced 'DJ of the month' in British I-D magazine from July 1999. They've been voted as the best Belgian DJs at 'Ticket nightlife awards 2001' and in 2003 as 'the best national house DJs' at Belgian dance culture website 'Partyguide'. They are currently the residents at 'Make up' club in Ghent, which is one of the recent projects from the Eskimo crew. The music policy is 'eclectic choice and space disco with soulful surprises' and so far they shared the decks with DJs like Baldelli, Prinz Thomas, Mark 7 and Aeroplane and Fredo and Thang. They also play as resident DJs at café Capital in Antwerp, where the music policy is also more eclectic and variable choice of dancing tunes. You can hear them there every third Saturday in a month, when they spin together with DJs like I-cube, Idjut boys, Jimpster, Dixon ... A new release on the "Eighttrack Recordings" label will be out very soon ( May / June 2008 ). This will be under our new moniker 'SMOBEE' and includes a moster remix by none less then Nick Chacona. You can already check the tracks on "www.myspace.com/smosandbabybee". So, keep to the beat and get your hands on a copy of "Eighttrack 014"!

Etienne de Crecy

Etienne de Crecy
Etienne de Crécy (also known as Superdiscount, Minos Pour Main Basse, and Mooloodjee) is a French DJ and producer who composes House music. He was born in Lyon in 1969, and attended in the same college as Air and Alex Gopher, with whom he created the Solid label. Then, he worked in Paris as a sound engineer where he met Cassius, with whom he worked on the Motorbass album, a preview of what would be his second album: Super Discount, released in 1996, with Air, Alex Gopher and other French artists on Solid. He then released Tempovision, and eight years after the first Super Discount album, came Super Discount 2 with the original team, plus Cassius, which means many of the best French electronic artists. Etienne de Crécy has been involved in various music projects where he worked as a producer.

CHELONIS R. JONES

CHELONIS R. JONES
Chelonis R. Jones is an American artist who left his home of New York for the shores of Europe, in order to pursue a blossoming career in the world of arts. Armed with his paintbrushes, unpublished manuscripts, songs and poems, he decided to commit himself fully to the vitriolic world of the struggling artist and their sometimes fruitful plight. Working as a songwriter and playing vocalist in more than twenty rock/pop groups and pulling a handful of small artshows for his paintings were hardly usual. 2001 he was introduced and signed to Get Physical Music from the start! His first 2002 release 'One & One', a collaboration with M.A.N.D.Y. and Booka Shade, started the ball rolling. 2003 followed "I don´t know" which topped the Belgium Dance Charts twice and put the artist on the map, with thousands of broken hearts to respond and relate. At the end both singles became unforgettable house classics. 2005 ignited the self produced, controversial, lo-fi masterpiece "Disclocated genius" which also dons an original canvas work cover and until 2008 he worked with many giants of electronic music like Röyksopp to Oliver Huntemann and Corrugated Tunnel to Marc Romboy and many more, wow! After countless shows, featurings, dramas and mountain's to climb, 2009 is to be the moment for the long awaited new long player entitled "Chatterton".

Tiefschwarz

Tiefschwarz
Tiefschwarz are a German electro house group formed by two brothers, Ali Schwarz and Basti Schwarz in 1996. They performed deep house DJ sets in some of the biggest clubs in Germany and Switzerland as well as in major foreign cities and became increasingly popular in the house scene. Full bio Tiefschwarz was formed in 1996 by two brothers - Ali and Basti Schwarz - who have been successful DJs for over a decade. Peter Hoff, who runs the Benztown studios in Stuttgart, completes the Tiefschwarz production team. Ali and Basti came up with the name for their project after a DJ gig. Tiefschwarz, which is German for 'deep black', is a mixture of their last name, Schwarz, and their love for deep house. In 1990 Ali opened the "on-u" club in Stuttgart, which became a pioneer of the German club scene. Three years later came the "red dog" club, which quickly became known throughout the world as a top address for deep house. Here, resident DJs Ali and Basti played alongside the likes of DJ greats such as Tony Humphries, Master At Work, Frankie Feliciano, Mike Dunn, Mousse T, Matthew Herbert, Lary Heard, Chris Coco, Matthias Heilbronn and many others. Besides their work as resident DJs, Ali and Basti have been travelling together throughout Europe and overseas since 1995. They've played at countless major events and the most popular clubs in both Germany and Switzerland (Zürich, Geneva, Lausanne, Bern, Basle, etc.) as well as in major foreign cities, such as Miami (W.M.C.), New York, Washington, Melbourne, Sydney, Prague, Sarajevo, Amsterdam, Brussels, Antwerp, Rimini, Stockholm, London, Leeds, Sheffield, Ibiza, etc. After six years of DJing and promoting, the two brothers began producing their own tracks. They co-founded the "continuemusics" label in 1996, on which their first single, "24 seven," with remixes by Boris Dlugosh and Michi Lange, was released along with four other tracks. In 1998, Tiefschwarz signed a record deal with edel/benztown records. This proved to be a turning point in their career. Their first release, "music," featuring Joy Denalane of the hip-hop formation Freundeskreis, was not only a hit in Germany (9 weeks at No. 1 on the MTV Germany Dance Charts and No. 1 on Germany's Club Charts), but proved to be very successful in the UK as well. "music" was licensed to the famous "wave music" label in N.Y.C. run by François Kevokian and was remixed by Matthias Heilbronn. Tiefschwarz have remixed around 30 tracks for artists such as Ultra Naté, Byron Stingily, Jam & Spoon, Jennifer Paige, Randy Crawford, Master At Work, Earth Wind and Fire, Shakatak, Mousse T., AWA band, Whirlpool prod., Sabrina Johnson and Sharon Philips. The name Tiefschwarz stands high alongside other legendary German acts such as Boris Dlugosch, Mousse T., Knee Deep, Ian Pooley, Dixon, Jazzanova, Rainer Trüby, Ata and Vincenzo. As DJs, Tiefschwarz have gained a great reputation on the international house scene. Their debut album, "ral 9005", is a skilled and smooth voyage through their daringly diverse cosmos of musical experience. As varied as their influences may be, Tiefschwarz never fail to integrate their own, undeniably unique sound. "ral 9005" covers the spectrum -- from the playful excursions into Nu Jazz (mars, fusion I, fusion II) and the soul-filled deep house and garage tracks (there is, you, never, city-sounds, music) to 80s beats (springtime), down beat electro (follow me), soundtrack-style pop (bye bye baby) and kicking club music (no more trouble, acid soul, sky diving). This is all polished off by an intricate and powerful production. Their second album Eat Books includes the well known track Damage featuring Everything But The Girl vocalist Tracey Thorn

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.

MOORE & LEZZ

MOORE & LEZZ
Take some true electro, grab that fine techno. Add those floorfilling classics and hey, don't forget the fidget house! Moore & Lezz blends it all. This pair of producers sounds new to you? It shouldn't be, for Moore stands for Mr. Moore and Lezz, well, that's Komputerist. Sounds familiar, doesn't it? Mr. Moore is no stranger to the rougher electronic styles. His intriguing sets have gained fame with the crowd. Ears are treated to a harmonic blend of minimal, electro and techno music, which can turn into an utter benefit for the event. Mr Moore played with several legends such as Mark EG, The Subs, Willie Wartaal Aka The Junkies, Frères Deluxe, Jack de Marseille, Swirl People, Smos and Baby Bee, and many more. Komputerist is on the same level as his companion. He gained his fame by playing as a warmup DJ for several major national and international DJ's. Think DJ Assault, Derrick May, Dada Life, Dr. Lektroluv and many others on the well-known events. Most recognizable about his sets is his diversity in styles. Techno, tech-house, electro and a touch of ghetto-tech are mixed fluently into his dynamic sets. Now, Mr. Moore and Komputerist have joined forces. They have their residence at the Kickerz events, bringing their diversity towards the crowd. New sounds are still to come, as Moore & Lezz are producing a lot, bringing their music to the highest level. Moore & Lezz: sounds like the perfect match.

SHIBBY BROTHERS

SHIBBY BROTHERS
Moose & Lidl aka The Shibby Brothers originated at the House Blue parties at JH Spiraal. This concept, however, is no longer an item at the famed youth club, but instead gained a residency at the Playground events. They each started their DJ careers separately but soon came to realise that together they have the opportunity to fully unleash their talent. Because of their unique ability to produce steady but energetic mixes they are no stranger in turning the crowd to their advantage. Throughout their time as a DJ duo they have created a unique style which can turn the average party goer speechless. Their style can be defined best as a blend between house and electro, but to truly define how their sets look like you?d have to check them out personally. They are known to mix fluently and with total and utter perfection. They are available for booking separately, but to enjoy them to their limit it is advisable to unleash these guys as a duo upon the unsuspecting party crowd.

moodymann

moodymann
Moodymann is the moniker under which Kenny Dixon Jr produces and DJs. He is a techno/house musician based in Detroit. He has created a thoroughly hybrid form of techno/house dance music via his innovative use of reworked riffs, samples and grooves taken from that city's historically influential jazz, soul, funk and disco scene. Some call it cut-up Detroit house. He offers a friendly wink backwards at the innovative early 1990s rave scene musicians through his extensive use of old movie sound track samples, mainly culled from the old blaxploitation and b-movie genres. He has been known to DJ behind a screen. He is one of the 3 Chairs. Albums released Silent Introduction Original Release Date: November 18, 1997 Label: Planet E Mahogany Brown Original Release Date: April 20, 1998 Label: Peacefrog Forevernevermore Original Release Date: 2000 Label: Peacefrog Silence in the Secret Garden Original Release Date: June 10, 2003 Label: Peacefrog Black Mahogani Original Release Date: July 13, 2004 Label: Peacefrog Black Mahogani 2 Original Release Date: October 26, 2004 Label: Peacefrog Also have kdj label. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Beatgrinders

Beatgrinders
After years of making hiphopbeats, producers Eskeep and Mastafingaz teamed up for a new challenge. Together they form Beatgrinders; A new innovative duo blending electric sounds with cutting edge house music. After a year of refining their sound they are now ready to unleash their productions to the outside. With influences such as Diplo, Laidback Luke, Soulwax, Boys Noize and many others they are determined to leave their mark on today's music.

Bottin

Bottin
Bottin (Guglielmo Bottin, 1977) is producer, dj and sound designer based in Venice, Italy Take a youth spent against a background of old Italian Giallo soundtracks, some also John Carpenter's film music, add in late 70s Italian disco influences, a touch of free and easy west-coast vibe and a smattering of kitsch. That just about half describes Bottin.

Carte Blanche

Carte Blanche
Het houseproject van dj Mehdi en Riton!

This is what DJ MEHDI told RITON when he invited him for a tour of the Chicago ghetto music he's been stashing for 3 years, waiting for the good moment to reveal.
And this is exactly what happened: British grand master DJ and producer Riton moved in, and wanted to never leave. He loved the House, they loved the House. They got married and lived very happily during the years 2009 and 10. Their brainchild was born, everybody welcomed CARTE BLANCHE.

Of course, they weren't the only ones. Ed Banger honcho Busy P snatched the mp3's that were bouncing back and forth accross the Chunnel for a soon release on the label. The result? Four tracks of neck-breaking breaks, a shout-out to the masters, but with no nostalgia whatsoever. And maybe a couple of (obvious) samples, ok.

DJ MEHDI has been foraying into all things black music since 1995. He made his international print in 2006 with the release of the LUCKY BOY album on Ed Banger, and been club-hopping worldwide ever since, touring with Justice and A-Trak, remixing Santigold and Busta Rhymes, as well as dropping his own dancefloor bombs in the name of SIGNATUNE, POCKET PIANO or I AM SOMEBODY.

RITON is Newcastle's finest, having made it from the Northern vibrations of Grand Central Recordings to being the most stable asset in the RADIO SOULWAX family and tour. His own street cred goes widescope, from remixing LCD Soundsystem and Crookers to breaking the number one spot in the Kraut Rock charts in 2008 with his EINE KLEINE NACHT MUSIK project on Modular Records. He's also a model, but you knew that already.

DJ MEHDI and RITON will tour as CARTE BLANCHE in May and June 2010, visiting all major cities in Europe and North-America. Four decks, one mixer, and a TR 909, of course. No bangers, strictly house music. Their first EP is set to drop on ED BANGER in May 2010 as well.

My guess is 'You gonna love the house' too,

Ed.

Radio Slave

Radio Slave
Radio Slave aka Matt Edwards No matter what sounds you profess to be your music of choice, chances are, that at some point over the last five years, you will have got your rocks off to Matt Edwards. As Matthew E he fashions club-based, dancefloor slayers. Under that aegis hes updated the classic Chi-town, sound beloved of house aficionados and layered it with fractured funk, belligerent, oddball beats and mechanical soul. If Matthew E is all about the Saturday Night Fever, then, by contrast, Rekid is the slower, more deliberate, rhythmical funk of the mid-week mayhem. Its well-intentioned muscular intensity making it perfect soulful sustenance. Quiet Village is something else all together. A collaboration with long-time musical sparring partner Joel Martin (a vinyl freak, like Mr Edwards, who works in esteemed auction house Christies pop department), its sample-based music which veers from drawn out disco-not-disco delirium to evocative, under-stated soundscapes. Sea Devils - you keeping up at the back - is undeniable electronic pop brilliance. Working with Tom from Cagedbaby, its the least niche of Matts projects and thanks to Sea Devils alluring pop dance grooves they will no doubt be shagging the upper reaches of the hit parade sometime soon. Last, but by no means least etc, etc, etc, is Radio Slave.

dj pierre

dj pierre
DJ Pierre can be considered one of the "founding fathers" of Acid House for his role in the development of the genre, specifically by being a member of Phuture, who released the 1987 E.P. Acid Trax which is considered by many to be the birth of Acid House. DJ Pierre's real name is Nathaniel Pierre Jones and his recording names include DJ Pierre, Phuture, Phuture Phantasy Club, Pierre's Pfantasy Club, Photon Inc. He was born in the suburbs of Chicago. Along two other artists (friends) known as Spanky (Earl Smith Jr -founder/technical producer) and Herb J (Herbert R Jackson Jr - keyboards) he formed "Phuture" and together they accidentally discovered/invented the acid house noise referred to as "squelch". Whilst trying to find out how to use the Roland TB-303 bass line synthesizer machine they had purchased they came out with the squelch sound that is the essential component for a track to be classed as Acid House. The three were inspired by the new House Music revolution that had emerged from their home town Chicago's mid 1980's scene where the Hot Mix 5 artists (Farley "Jackmaster" Funk, Ralphi "The Razz" Rosario, Kenny "Jammin" Jason, Mickey "Mixin" Oliver and Scott "Smokin" Seals) were churning out hit after hit over the airwaves and tape and vinyl. Frankie Knuckles was DJing and the Warehouse club (where House Music is widely acknowledged to derive its name). Pierre and Spanky had been to the legendary Chicago DJ Ron Hardy's club called Music Box. The first Acid House track they recorded was 'Acid Tracks' (renamed by Ron Hardy from its original title 'In Your Mind'). A slow burning, bassy, heavy, deep, unrelenting record that plays for eleven minutes and seventeen seconds. Their first track was put on tape and first played in the Music Box in 1985 or 1986. From the overwhelming enthusiastic response from Ron Hardy (playing it several times on its first night) and (eventually) the crowd, it was rerecorded at Trax Records (produced by Marshall Jefferson) and released in 1986 being the best selling house track up to that time. From this adulation DJ Pierre went on to record a good percentage of the first Acid House tracks on Trax Records under the names Phuture, Phuture Pfantasy Club, Pierre's Pfantasy Club (with Felix Da Housecat), Phortune with notable underground hits such as Your Only Friend (Cocaine), The Creator, String Free, Got The Bug, Box Energy, Dream Girl, Mystery Girl, Fantasy Girl, We Are Phuture, Slam and Spank Spank. So the Acid House style was created by DJ Pierre and co. One of the tracks has a voice proclaiming "We are The Creator of Acid Music and we're back." But apparently the term Acid was probably coined by Ron Hardy. DJ Pierre always maintained that he was anti drugs and the track 'Your Only Friend' is most definitely has a very strong anti drugs message. Ron Hardy however was a well known party animal and drug user and perhaps the name acid was used as an LSD reference. Acid House is a very repetitive, hypnotic and trance-like music form which has a decidedly hypnotic, transcendental, psychedelic feel to it (most Acid House tracks would not have conventional lyrics on them but were either purely instrumental or only had samples/spoken rather than sung wording). Later as Acid House became more and more popular and successful with clubbers and ravers it inevitably became commercial leading to many copycat tracks that jumped on the bandwagon and had Acid House remixes as well as many recordings claiming to be acid house which weren't. For example D-Mob We Call It Aceiid. This song seemed to kill the credibility of Acid House with one swift blow. Acid House is the first true discernible offspring genre of House Music. (It even had its own dance called Trance Dance where arms held up in the air and are waved in time to the music either alternatively up and down, side to side like an orchestra conductor or swirling around mid air in front whilst the feet are jerked forward one at a time). It triggered the Rave phenomenon in the UK and the Acid House/Rave/M25 Orbital Parties including the 1989 Second Summer of Love and all its media hysteria in the UK (along with House / Hip House / Garage /Balearic genres that came shortly after it). Whilst Acid House was initially a relatively short lived House trend (from 1986 in Chicago and 1987 in UK to its demise in 1989/90), it first signified the ability of House to carry on through developing, experimenting, morphing and reacting rather than stagnating. Acid House is what initially kept House as a broad church alive and provided momentum for the House movement. Chicago House was perhaps running out of steam by the late 1980s and so the quick succession from House to Acid House kept it fresh and encouraged new House genres we know to emerge and flourish. This was all created by DJ Pierre's accidental style of House and Ron Hardy's brand naming it as Acid. The rest is history. So DJ Pierre's contribution was to innovate House and protect it by allowing it to change - even if this was an accident. Due to the notorious unfair contracts and deals given to the innocent DJ Pierre and other Chicago House artists, none of them owned their own copyrights. None of them realised that the music they were producing was been exported and licensed overseas where in gained its first foothold in Manchester, Nottingham and the north of England before spreading at a phenomenal rate south and going pan European and then global. Not realising how the whole Chicago House scene was infecting the world so rapidly, no groundbreaking artists made money from royalties as their whole world at the time was confined the hothouse energy of Chicago itself. DJ Pierre moved from Chicago where the House Music scene was slowing down and joined (among other labels) Strictly Rhythm records in 1990 where he was also briefly A&R manager. At this time he also went to the UK for his first visit overseas to witness how the house and acid house movement had proliferated and become so popular outside of the USA. Other hits he released since leaving Chicago include Generate Power by Photon Inc, Follow Me by Aly Us, and The Horn Song Featuring Barbara Tucker. He is still DJing and producing at time of writing December 2005. Chicago's own Trax Records website says that House is "the biggest movement in club music since the dawn of Disco". But for its overall globalisation (through accompanying advances in technology affordable to youth) and its longevity, House is probably more significant than Disco. Although Disco (along with other music types such as blues, jazz, soul, funk, rap, pop and electronica) is directly part of House's parentage. Some social observers have commented that the House movement is the biggest cultural phenomenon since Punk. But again Punk was relatively short lived from 1976 to 1980 before it became passé, compared to House that is still going strong since its birth in the mid 1980's. While punk appealed mainly to white, lower and middle classes, House's appeal is undeniably more far reaching and Catholic. Twenty years after the start of Punk, the name was already a joke and meant nothing to youth of the 1990s apart from a historical event or a general term of derision - certainly not cool. House decades after its dawn is still going on and being played in clubs, on the radio and used by mainstream pop artists. Only time will tell the verdict. But DJ Pierre by creating Acid House is certainly one of the pivotal individuals responsible for spreading House's immense scope.

sven van hees

sven van hees
SVEN VAN HEES, born in Antwerp Belgium, May 1968. Van Hees' influences include Gabor Szabo, Lonnie Liston Smith, Azymuth, Herbie Hancock, Mulate Astatke, Kleeer, Willie hutch... Worked on local pirate radio at age 15 an made his mark by producing & mixing Belgium's first ever Radio-Dance show 'Liaisons dangereuses', together with host Paul Ward. Started producing records in 1989 for several labels such as USA Import, Atom, Elektron and was one of the three founders of the label Wonka Beats where he recorded & produced the first seven releases. Got picked up by Belgian's R & S label in 1992, due to his release "Emotional Rehabilation. Together with Dutch Dj Remy he kickstarted 'Global Cuts", a sublabel for R&S, for which he recorded until 1995 . 'Tabla Rasa, his final release on Global Cuts marked his switch from Tribal/techno music towards Jazzy downtempo. In 1999 he released GEMINI, today considered one of the blueprints for the whole Lounge-revival. The release brought Van Hees in contact with Julee Cruise (twin peaks), and the San Francisco wing of Naked Music where he spent most of his time before releasing CALYPSO in 2002. In 2005, Sven Van Hees created his own music label : YOUR LIPS. He released "SYNESTHESIA", incl. the single/video 'The sun goes down". Vocals were performed by Dutch vocalist Lex Empress. Numerous tracks on the album featured members of his liveband : Peter Schneider (percussion), Steinhardt (guitars) , Johan Vandendriessche (Sax & Flute) & Paul Flush (Fender rhodes / hammond). A rare live performance took place at the Blue Note Records festival in Gent-Belgium in 2006. In 2007 Van Hees released EXOTICA, with the singles : 'Across the Delta' & "It's so real'. Sven's label released tracks by BLU MAR TEN ,PHLUFF, DIBBY, remixes of HIDEO KOBAYASHI & HIROSHI WATANABE amongst others. In 2009 he will be releasing a new album, rumour is the single will be the first cut from GEMINI II.

Raffertie

Raffertie
Benjamin Stefanski aka Raffertie has never been one to be tied down to any particular genre or scene. He has experimented with numerous styles, displaying the depth and sophistication of his production skill across releases for Planet Mu, Black Acre and Super for which he has received accolades from the likes of Simon Reynolds, Huw Stephens and Mary Anne Hobbes who first championed Raffertie on her BBC Radio 1 Experimental show in 2008.

Recognised both as an innovative producer and stand out DJ, the young talent has a reputation for performances filled with his typical dynamic energy that has seen him play across Europe; from Fabric to Space, Ibiza.

Graduating in 2010 with a degree in Classical Music Composition Raffertie spent the summer refining the next stage in his continuing stylistic progression. His new productions display newfound maturity whilst keeping the nuances and character that mark him out as a true individual.

Raffertie will release his debut artist album on Ninja Tune in early 2012. Probing and exploring the recesses of his soundworld like never before it will be a body of work that will expand the way we think about electronic music from then on.


Hailing from the south coast and now based in Birmingham, Raffertie is the 21 year old DJ and producer whose innovative and down right filthy style has been smashing up the UK's underground dance music scene for the last couple of years. Playing high energy, bass laden tunes Raffertie has quickly became a firm party favourite across the UK. His sets include everything from uplifting pop classics and 90's rave anthems to the filthiest house, garage, grime and dubstep tracks, creating huge dance floor reactions that earned him a residency at Hold Tight in London. Alongside his DJing exploits, Raffertie's productions have received much acclaim. Following a set of renowned bootlegs that ply all manner of tunes with sickening wonky basslines, it was his original productions that caught the attention of some big names. With Starkey championing the twisted rumbling monster 'ANTISOCIAL' on his Sub.FM show, Radio1's own Mary Anne Hobbs picked up the distorted, devastating beats of 'Stomping Grounds VIP'. She was so impressed that she invited Raffertie to do a guest mix as part of her showcase of up and coming talent, describing him as "as sick as they come". Raffertie MySpace

DJ T

DJ T
Thomas Koch aka DJ T. / Biografie Thomas Koch aka DJ T. has been a vital part of music and club culture for more than 20 years, during which time he has built up a reputation in a range of different capacities: DJ, label owner, producer, event organiser, club operator, publisher and journalist. In 2005, he relocated to Berlin, where he's been living and working ever since. Blame it all on the disco ball. Born in 1969 in the city of Dusseldorf, at the tender age of nine Koch succumbed to the seductive charms of black wax. By this time, his family had moved to Frankfurt, and disco had reached its zenith; Koch's parents plied him with early vinyl compilations, triggering what would become a serious and lifelong collecting streak. T.'s burgeoning obsession went beyond disco and hi N-R-G - Village People, Donna Summer and Evelyn Thomas were soon followed by early rap music (via Grandmaster Flash) and finally - from 1983 - electro funk and its seminal protagonists Afrika Bambaataa, Planet Patrol, Newcleus and Mantronix. Their tracks had everything Koch craved: glam, funk, beats and bass. They were the soundtrack to a new dance culture. For Koch, this was love at first sight and he decided to take up breakdancing. Until this day, many of DJ T.'s own productions preserve the musical spirit of this period. Some loves do last forever. Koch's career on the decks began with trial stints at private parties back in 1986, which were soon to be followed by his first professional gigs at his own nights in Frankfurt club Nouvelle a year later. He adopted the pseudonym DJ T. - a moniker he retains to this day. Early fare on his turntables: black music in all its variants. Spinning at a range of different clubs in and around Frankfurt, T. soon found himself swept away by the powerful acid house wave that hit the city with the opening of Sven Väth's Omen in 1988. Koch switched to straight beats to move the crowds with early house, EBM and techno tracks, followed by his first residency at Frankfurt's seminal Music Hall. Throughout the 90s, he played almost all of the city's essential clubs, including extended stopovers at Plastik, Dorian Gray and The Box. By now, Frankfurt, one of Europe's foremost epicentres of electronic dance music, has become indelibly linked with the name DJ T. Towards the end of the millennium, after a decade of experience organising major events and club nights, Koch felt the urge to make his own vision of a club come true. In 1999, he, Patrik Dechent and others opened their own venue Monza, an intimate and cosy little club situated right in Frankfurt's city centre. In his capacity as DJ and the one in charge of the club's overall musical direction, Koch played a decisive part in shaping the profile of this hot-spot as well as that of its Ibizan satellite events for the next five years. Impressive names like Steve Bug, DJ Hell, Ricardo Villalobos and Tiefschwarz were among the venue's welcome and frequent guests. Run without Koch since 2004, Monza continues to claim its place among Germany's foremost clubbing locations; operating from its Ibizan offshoot, his former partner Dechent strives to extend the club's sphere of influence all over the globe. Moving back in time: In 1989, Koch founded the influential German-language magazine Groove. To this day, it remains Germany's most important and high-quality publication for the electronic aspects of life, alongside De:Bug. According to Koch, it was all about "creating a magazine that would meet my own needs. I assumed there were many others with similar needs out there." And history proved him right. Besides serving as Groove's publisher and editor for fifteen years, he has also contributed to anthologies on club music, among others Localiser 1.0 and Techno. In 2002, Koch and friends decided to start their own label, Get Physical Music. Within ten single releases the label had gained a worldwide reputation, its popularity and fame spreading well beyond its Berlin base - reaching #4 in the annual Groove reader's poll of their favourite labels in 2004, Get Physical also claimed the coveted 'label of the year 2005' award from British clubbing bible DJ Mag. Ever since, one would be hard-pressed to find a single techno/ house DJ around the world who does not reach for at least one Get Physical track when things get hot. Featuring six seasoned veterans of electronic music and club culture, the label collective also includes DJ and production team Patrick Bodmer and Philipp Jung (otherwise known as M.A.N.D.Y.) as well as producers and studio owners Booka Shade (Walter Merziger, Arno Kammermeier, Peter Hayo). Focussing on A&R, among other responsibilities, Koch tirelessly scours the scene for new talent and takes care of those already signed and their current productions. And yet, besides all these other activities, Koch still finds the time to pursue his own artistic endeavours. 2000 saw the release of his first production with 'Monsterbaze', a Steve Bug co-production on the latter's Pokerflat label. To this day, in addition to releases on Moodmusic, 20:20 Vision, Pokerflat and Kindisch, Koch has put out a total of sixteen 12'' singles on Get Physical. In 2005 he unleashed his first album Boogie Playground, a reverential and reference-laden piece of music paying homage to T.'s own past and all those strands of early club music that had shaped his future path. Conjuring the moods that gave classic funk and electro as well as disco, italo and acid house records their good name, Boogie Playground wrapped them all up in contemporary sound design. In addition, Koch's talents as a remixer have not gone unnoticed. His interpretations of acts like Spektrum, Mylor or Newcleus plus remixes for labels like ArtofDisco/ Yellow, 20:20 Vision, Simple and Naked Music have moved critics and crowds alike. In 2006, Berlin daily TAZ commented on his first commercially available DJ mix, Body Language Vol. 2: "Koch combines tracks from the most varied of genres...triggering the most disparate of euphoria-soaked locations, he touches on the different waveforms of twenty years of party bliss". Whether somewhere in Europe or on one of his extensive tours of North and South America, Australia or Asia, T.'s sets are invariably stirring and extraordinarily varied. Koch is most certainly no 'style fascist', but rather something like a bass and groove-addicted club historian with a firm grasp of the contemporary. His sets turn 25 years of electronic music history into one fine, homogenous blend, reminiscent of expansive narratives that transform the significant links between genres and ages into a truly physical experience. Yet despite all this inherent party spirit, Koch also knows how to send 6am crowds into veritable danceathons - as anyone who's heard him play at Watergate, Panorama Bar and Bar25 will attest. Spring 2009: four years after his debut Boogie Playground, DJ T. returns with his much-anticipated second studio album, The Inner Jukebox, a singular and accomplished set that reflects its maker's ongoing interest in rigorously re-inventing classic sounds for modern ears and dancefloors. A co-production with Thomas Schumacher, who used to helm Elektrochemie and now produces acclaimed solo material for Get Physical, The Inner Jukebox is an assuredly mature work, but is notable also for its youthful exuberance and confidence. The Inner Jukebox is not just a mere succession of club tracks, but it is again alive with narrative structures that tell a story, showing a deep respect for the history of electronic dance music and what has gone before. While Boogie Playground was an exploration of T.'s 70s and 80s influences, The Inner Jukebox draws inspiration from the 90s and is a more focussed adventure. So much house around right now is really just glorified minimal techno, vibe-killing in its meticulousness; by contrast, the tracks which comprise The Inner Jukebox are bold, vivid, expressive. They're cerebral and carefully crafted, yes, but more importantly they have a bounce and a sexiness to them - also not exactly a hallmark of current house music. T. has always sought to make proper, no-nonsense dance music with real groove at its heart - and The Inner Jukebox finds him fully realizing that ambition. This is no concept album - it's about quality dance music that will sound great in the club, the car, the home, wherever. So put another dime in the jukebox baby... Newest tracks: http://www.myspace.com/deejaytea

TOMAS ANDERSSON

TOMAS ANDERSSON
"Begenadigd technoman, weet zich verzekerd van een schare enthousiaste fans waaronder de heren Dewaele en Tiga. Retro-acidsingle ""Washing up"" (inclusief Tiga-remix) is een nauwkeurige weergave van het Berlijn van vandaag en een opwindende voorbode van het album dat op uitkomen staat op BPitch. Remixte o.a. Hell, Hakan Lidbo en DJ Assault, is labeleigenaar van Average Records. Van 'average' heeft hij echter niets! Check ook ""Camping 2""."

FREEFORM FIVE

FREEFORM FIVE
"Anu Pillai staat bekend om zijn gedurfde sets vol frisse disco, house en breakbeats. Als onderdeel van Freeform Five maakt hij een door Chicago, grooves, 80-ies en latin jazz beïnvloede variant van house. Scoorde recent nog met de geweldige single ""Eeeeaaooww"", nog sterker in de versie met de Jamaicaanse toaster Bounty Killer."

M.A.N.D.Y.

M.A.N.D.Y.
"Patrick Bodmer en Philipp Jung, samen met DJ T. de oprichters van Get Physical. Sinds begin jaren '90 actief (o.a. op R&S met Degeneration en op Harthouse met Synesthasia). Werken veel samen met vriend Booka Shade en maken nu furore met retevette electro-house. Dit jaar uit: o.a. singles ""Jah"" en ""Body Language"" en de door hen gemixte compilatie ""Body Language Vol. 1""."

Hot City

Hot City
Due to their unfeasibly low attention spans, and bored of trawling the earth looking for new human producers, the friendly people at RAMP opened their cybernetic research department, to create new and exciting robotic producers. First, they made a rave robot, which predictably they grew bored of. They then went onto make a 2step robot, which again, they grew bored of. Upon relaising that cybernetics and robotics was no the way to feed the void boredom created, they disguarded their robots in the ditch behind the office.   The two robots began talking, and quickly sparked up a friendship. One night after drowning their sorrows with many Peach Daiquiri's, the two robots fell into each other's arms and had hot drunken robot sex, and 2step robot fell pregnant. Nine months later, there was a tap on the RAMP Recordings back door, followed by the patter of robot feet running away. Upon opening the door, they saw a basket, containing a robot child and a note, which read:

MERDAN TAPLAK

MERDAN TAPLAK
Merdan Taplak, born in Antwerp and raised Asianly, is without doubt the next big thing in the Belgian and European deejay scene. Rocking all stages of all major festivals in Belgium, Merdan Taplak is hitting the crowd and he is hitting them hard.

Often referred to as "the Bosphorus' third bridge", he creates a new world with new sounds through melodies from across the globe, passionately reconciled into electronic worldgroove. Like a Turkish grocer, trafficking in sounds. A fresh shop, always discovering new flavours which take you by surprise. You won't believe your ears. Not even mentioning your legs.

Merdans international acclaim is growing steadily, due to his energetic dj-sets and upcomming electro-world productions. His latest single, "MARCH OF THE SULTANS" is supported by lots of worldmusic deejays, worldfamous deejay Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio One) called it "a festival banger!". The track has been compiled on the infamous "BALKAN BEATS" compilation by Robert Soko. The METISSE EP covers both sides of Merdans musical spectrum: a heavily electrified track topped with african vocals, an absolute floorfiller.

Merdan is highly positioned as a deejay/producer but he keeps on going. Attending every (world)music festival, he is acknowledged by international connoisseurs as one of the rising stars in his genre. From New York to Vienna, from Brussels to Berlin, Merdan Taplak mashes it up globally!  

Sweet Coffee

Sweet Coffee
The profile of SweetCoffee (Patrick Bruyndonx and Raffaele Brescia) can be sketched in terms of past achievements, but the band can only be truly defined in terms of its evolving future%u2026

Mowgli

Mowgli
De Italiaan Mowgli releaset op het "wel electro en house, geen fidget!"-label Dead Fish. Zijn producties kregen full support van de 'commerciële' en 'credibele' scene (dj Hell, Crookers, Axwell, Digitalism, Bart B More, Cassius, Popof, ...). Het bewijs dat Mowgli een unieke sound te pakken heeft.

D.I.M.

D.I.M.
D.I.M. (né Andreas Meid) is a German artist who lives in Hamburg. Born as the son of Lothar Meid, who is the bass player in the Krautrock Band Amon Düül II, Andi is member of "Boys Noize Records" and "Turbo Recordings". He has made several remixes for the likes of Kim, Shameboy, Teenage Bad Girl, The Presets, Chromeo, fisherspooner and many more. Together with Alex Ridha (Boys Noize) he forms a project named PUZIQUe.

Pierre Elitair

Pierre Elitair
I was your host in clubs from the mid seventies at the age of 16. Starting with punk, old school rap and disco, I switched to Acid house playing it on Radio Centraal 107.6. I'm still searching the shops and the net for easy tunes, french pop, reggae, latin hiphop and Mash-ups. Playing records for more than 30 years in clubs, bars, parties, weddings, funerals, raves and open air festivals, I love sharing music from friends in Myspace. Feel free to listen to the weekly Radio show on Radio Centraal 107.6 on sundays 12-02PM when you're in Antwerp. And don't forget, I'm still spinning the wheels with humour on the places you like to visit (a rare combination in clubs).

Daemon

Daemon
Together with some friends, Daemon started organising parties under the name Cruisin Beats at special locations like the coalmines in Winterslag, boatparties and other locations ....bringing a combination of styles from techno to tech-house. In 2000, he decided to participate to a dj contest called djmania, an initiative of the belgian province Limburg and Four in trance. Out of more than 69 contestants, 16 half finalists and 8 finalists he came out as winner with a mix of hard techno with electro influences. Dj Daemon was called one of the most promising djs from Limburg. From then it evolved fast, he played at bigger venues like Rock herk (2x), Enterrock, City Parade, Spontaniously Combustible, Konektionz, Happy, Silo, MOD and he can add clubs like Fuse, TheZoo, Katsu, Bunker, Zazou and more to his list . Due to his broad taste in music it was easy to fit in very different theme-nights and gave him the chance to play with artists like Funk Void, Phil Kieran, FC Kahuna, Big Hair, Darren Roach, Jack de Marseille, St-Dic, Smos & Baby B, Koenie (Mayaku), Les Craven, Level J and at harder nights with Ben Long & Jamie Bismire, Luke Slater, Darren Price, Michel de Hey, Paula Temple, Ladida, dj Funk, Redhead, Stanny Franssen, Tomaz, Psychogene, Xentrix,..... Because of his high technical skills he was asked to give dj lessons in the dj lab of Muziek-O-Droom in Hasselt. For about 7 years now dj Daemon gives these lessons, teaching starting djs the tricks and techniques of djing and the world of midi Nowadays he plays in holland and belgium and is spending a lot of time on production. The last year he also launched a the CoCoA-Concept @ the zoo ...

Dave Angel

Dave Angel
Born in Chelsea, the son of a Jazz musician, Dave Angel's first musical instrument (appropriately) was a drum at the noisy age of eight. Not one for conforming, even at the early age, Angel spent little time in school, preferring truancy to chemistry and the music room to the classroom. 1988 and the explosion of acid house in London and the rest of the country seemed to be the major break for Angel, who at the time was pioneering this unbelievable new sound on radio Phaze One. A well known pirate radio station in the capital. The technological explosion which was to rock pre conceived musical conceptions established the young DJ who found himself proclaimed as One of the major techno talents in Britain.(Echoes March 1992). DJing formed a natural progression into the recording process and two weeks recording at home with two basic turntables and two tape decks and a child Casio keyboard (yes a child's!!) in 1989 bore the fruits of his first musical excursion a remix of The Eurhythmics Sweet Dreams somewhat controversial but eminently successful. Angel's reworking of the track created such a massive buzz in the clubs that RCA were forced to officially release the track and incredibly it charted and climbed to No 23 in the UK National Charts first time round. Since this initial success Dave has not lost his drive to create music which continues to be regarded as some of the bravest and influential dance music this country produces. Heavily influenced by the Detroit sound he has subsequently released singles and Ep's of astonishing quality for Polydor/Love, OuterRythum, Fnac, Island, R S, Outrage and Apollo imprints, all of which have sold well and received a barrage of critical acclaim. Dave was also solely responsible for the Classic Sea's Of Tranquillity EP which was hailed as a landmark release by the Techno intelligence. Notable remixes include work for such luminaries as Orbital, Sun Electric, Carl Cox, Robert Armani, Juan Atkins, Spooky, James, 4hero, Roni Size, Underworld. The list goes on and on...

dj MUJAVA

dj MUJAVA
DJ Mujava's real name is Elvis Maswanganyi, he's 21 and hails from a Pretorian township called Attridgeville. He got his break when taxi drivers - who had heard him play on community radio and act as independent grassroots music distributors in South Africa's urban townships - started spreading his sound in their cab stereos and selling CDs they had acquired from visits to his house directly to their customers accross Pretoria. His popularity grew and he eventually signed with a well known South African dance music label. Up until now however, he's not released anything outside the country. DJ Mujava's formula on Township Funk's is simple. It's tough, dark, African dance music from the industrial city of Pretoria, South Africa. It's perhaps the most infectious dance record you'll hear this year, echoing the early Warp sound of LFO or the Forgemasters in an uncanny way, almost 20 years on, across continents. Township Funk was released by Warp Records (and This is Music Ltd in the UK) on september 15th.

FELIX DA HOUSECAT

FELIX DA HOUSECAT
Felix da Housecat (born Felix Stallings in chicago, Illinois) is an electro music DJ and record producer. Felix is commonly regarded as a member of the second wave of chicago house. He entered the dance music elite not only via his recordings (under a number of aliases, including Thee Maddkatt Courtship, Aphrohead and Sharkimaxx), but also for his ownership of Radikal Fear Records, one of the premiere Chicago labels of the 1990s.

Jesse Rose

Jesse Rose
Jesse Rose volgen wordt steeds interessanter. Grootgebracht met Motown soul, jazz en 80's funk, is hij de laatste jaren een van de boeiendste en muzikaalste dj's en producers in het house- en electrowereldje geworden. Dit jaar bewijst hij met zijn album What Do You Do If You Don't nog maar eens zijn productietalent en scoort hij met de singles Touch My Horn en Forget My Name (feat Hot Chip). Als Black Rose werkt hij samen met Henrik Schwarz, met Dave Taylor vormt hij Induceve en tesamen met Trevor Loveys is hij Izit? Jesse Rose runt ook het label Made To Play, waar hij en (onder andere) Riva Starr lekker spul op uitbrengen.

Tomaz

Tomaz
The musical roots of Tomaz sprung from his father's collection (ranging from classical over country to French chanson and pop music) to the new wave and rock scene of the 70's and 80's. This was his sole inspiration for his early Dj days. It wasnt long before he started to introduce the first house and techno tunes to those wave/rock parties and the Belgian airwaves on local radio stations. His obsession for music drove him towards a job at the BCM (now Enterprise) record store, where he still works today guiding music-crazed lovers through the musical jungle. In the late nineties Tomaz took it to a new level when he gave a first shot at production with Kobbe. That was the birth of several 12"es on labels like Re-Load and Future Frontier. Next in the line of production were the successful collaborations with the Filterheadz ("More House", the latin techno hit "Los Hijos del Sol" and the major worldwide clubhit "Sunshine" on Carl Cox' Intec label). "Sunshine" is one of the best selling singles on Intec and is still being re-pressed today, 4 years post-release. This was the moment when Tomaz moved from the local radio stations to the Belgian national radio Studio Brussel where he became the techno programmer for the weekly show Switch. The show has just started its sixth season and continues to bring the best electronic music to an international audience. Alongside techno, Tomaz also programmes future hits and best classics on the same radio show. 2005 saw the release of the follow up single to "Sunshine". The Saturn Moons EP once again proved the musical diversity of Tomaz. After the latin flavoured releases, "Titan" is a dreamy, string-fuelled anthem, that like it's predecessor, is played by all the big names, whether they are techno, house or trance dj's. The future will bring more collaboration with the likes of Stanny Franssen, Sam Ostyn, Redhead, to name a few.

Whizz

Whizz
I started mixing my favorite music in psychedelic cocktails back in 2001 and since 2003 play in the Belgium psy scene on regular basis. My style can be described as psy/progressive trance/house with a new love for minimal techno. I am also not afraid to experiment with new styles of music, It just needs to sound fresh,original and with a psychedelic flow breezing through the heavy beats. I also organises parties under the guise of Smiley Tribe with my partner in crime Icedrop ,it started back in 2003 with a birthday party called Psychedelic anniversary wich now is our annual birthday bash. In our parties we try to give people the best in minimal progressive dance music in a nice partyconcept. During the last years Dj Whizz has played with some of his favorite artists like D-nox, Beckers, Emok, SBK Edoardo,Perfect Stranger,Ace Ventura, Ticon, Slater, Bim, Dimitri, Stratos,... If there are any questions don't hesitate to ask :)

Sheridan

Sheridan
Sheridan edits your disco dancing!

Making his hand-picked musical bouquet from all kinds of disco, pop edits, mean analogue house and horny oldies, Sheridan has been playing with the consiglieri of the Belgian Disco Mafia over the last 4 years: Aeroplane, Moonlight Matters, Villa, Mickey, Mustang, Guy-Ohm, King DJ, Guy-Ohm, ...
Deejaying for more than 10 years now and having played on various occasions and for quite some heterogeneous crowds, he's always been into different genres. So it shows, so it sounds.

Being the co-host and resident of the Ghent based Durch Die Nacht concept and the Discoteca nights in Disco Diamond City Antwerp (Petrol Club), he got to deejay on nights with established and hot new international artists like Bottin, Stevie Kotey, Fenech-Soler, Loud-E, My Cousin Roy and Skye (Morcheeba).

Sheridan was invited to play at the acclaimed Avenue L nights in Ghent (with Villa and Mylo) and has played in the re-opened Club 69 in Ghent. On the opening night of the F/S/A/R pop-up concept in Antwerp, it was Sheridan playing his music.

In 2011, he continued playing with all the new hotness in new disco clubland and topped his year with a spot on the amazing line-up of the 10 Days Off festival. Sheridan played as very last dj on the closing night of the festival's 17th edition, a night featuring Moodymann and Floating Points.

Sheridans edits your disco dancing. Think grooves with emotional melodies, a disco and a housebeat, songs for the dancefloor, chanted chorusses and itchy kitschy edits. Dancing & crying, digital and analogue.

Also, check his blog!

SL2

SL2
De kruising van techno, house en ragga bewees een voltreffer te zijn met bangers 'Way In My Brain' , 'DJs Take Control' en 'On A Ragga Tip'. 3 decks, CDJs en skills waar geen eind aan komt. Slipmatt & Lime zijn de twee mannen achter deze ravecrew, de eerste is vandaag nog altijd een gevierd dj in het Britse drum&bass circuit.

The Glimmers

The Glimmers
Back in 1987, Mo & Benoelie were DJing for Ghent's youth every weekend, playing all sorts of music which was loved in those days. Back then they already reasoned that they should never shut themselves off from any style of music, that every blend, every genre, every movement was theirs for the taking. At first, they were being turned on by the strange and experimental sounds coming from the city's Boccaccio club. Over there, 12-inches were purposefully pitched down and extended, the result being a deep, metronomic, groove-laden experience, which later would be labelled as Belgian New Beat. Also back then, they made their first trip to Ibiza. Seeing Alfredo playing early electronic stuff mixed with all sorts of pop and funk at Amnesia, Mo & Benoelie really got hooked. Always open to new musical revolutions, they adapted all these sounds and experiences and took them to their new 300 capacity residency called the Fifty Five where they were playing every Saturday marathon sessions from 10pm till 8am. A couple of years later, when there was only house music being played in clubs, Mo & Benoelie were being seen as the 'outsiders' in the Belgian club scene. They played "other" stuff inbetween. They were not afraid of mixing stuff like The Residents, or The Cramps, or even campy disco inbetween the "popular" 4/4 house & techno music. Soon they started to develop a loyal following, which would later result in a new scene in Ghent's diverse but booming nightlife.

Buffalo Beats

Buffalo Beats
Buffalo Beats... zouden dat beats uit het Gentse kunnen zijn? Jazeker: Buffalo Beats is de dj-naam van The Subs!

Guy Gerber

Guy Gerber
The man responsible for those ends of night moments on some of the most respected dance floors across the globe over the last twelve months is more than likely Guy Gerber. As cited last summer in the UK dance floor bible; Mixmag, his universally embraced single on Bedrock Records Stoppage Time became the stand out anthem of the year at the likes of Cocoon at Amnesia, and Dc10 in Ibiza along with Secretsundaze in London. The single has surpassed the 5-digit mark in sales and continues to shift by the truckload and to appear on numerous compilations from artists as diverse as BPitch Controls Kiki, Francoise K, Wally Lopes and Sven Vath. Last summers success looks like being just the tip of the iceberg compared to the current buzz on Guy. First up is This Is Balagan. As the first part of a three single deal with Cocoon, the single has already been described by Sven Vath as the tune of the 2006 Ibiza summer season and who are we to argue? Follow up singles Sea of Sand and After Love alongside a remix for Dominic Eulberg are sure to make Guy one of the hottest producers in the techno scene. The coming months will also see new singles on John Digweeds Bedrock and Satoshi Tomeiis SAW imprints respectively, not to mention Guys own Supplemental Facts label promising further singles, many of which have a good shot at nomination for tune of 2006 come the end of the year. By now you might have guessed hes a production machine! As a touring artist, Guy has embraced the Ableton software to create a unique DJ experience rocking festivals across the world from MUTEK in Montreal, Sonar in Barcelona, and Gods Kitchen in the UK. Upcoming shows across Europe alongside the likes of Richie Hawtin, Tiefschwarz and Mathew Jonson will put him in the premier league of touring artists before the year is over. All this success may have been a surprise to Guy if you told him when he was 15 how his life might turn out. As a member of his native Israels Under 16s national football team, he started to play guitar and very quickly his love of football was replaced by an obsession with music. Listening to bands like Joy Division, My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth, Soft Cell, and The Beach Boys, Guy established a unique understanding for music that has informed his musical development, and from which flows his unique sound of bittersweet harmonies, natural mixture of strong and deep grooves, and futuristic bass lines. Awards in his homeland have come thick and fast with him collecting Israeli Music Associations award for The Best Israeli Electronic Artist" in 2003, while Israel's MTV and leading dance music magazine awarded him "Best Electronic Producer" in 2003 and the award for "Best Export Artist in 2005. Guy has also received acclaim in his homeland for his composing for contemporary dance arts in Israel, working alongside the world-renowned choreographers Ohad Naharin and Sharon Eyal. While Guy may have quickly risen to prominence since his first single in 2002, with product on labels as varied as King Street, Kinky Vinyl, Alternative Route, and Bedrock, and becoming a darling of the compilation market for the likes of Ministry of Sound, Renaissance, Global Underground and Cocoon, he is excited about what the future holds for his upcoming projects and touring opportunities. Disorientation is Gerber's first solo EP release since his Belly Dancing EP last year on Cocoon Recordings, taken from his Late Bloomers.

Guy-Ohm

Guy-Ohm
Antwerpse trots die van poppy electro en '80s dance zijn handelsmerk maakte. Als dj al op vele plaatsen aan het werk, zowel in het Gentse (Culture Club, Suite 16, Rendez-Fou) als in 't Stad (Fil Collins, Red & Blue, Sensation White) als in Het Buitenland (Spanje, Griekenland, USA, ...)

Kill Frenzy

Kill Frenzy
De manier waarop Kill Frenzy op hun 54321 ep (Cheaper Thrills) fidget en pimped electro verknipt en versnijdt met verrassende andere muziekjes en samples, doet denken aan Mr Oizo. En dat is een flink compliment. Belgisch bovendien!

Mixhell

Mixhell
Igor "Iggor" Cavalera, famed ex-drummer (and founding member) of Brazillian band Sepultura Iggor left Sepultura in June of 2006 and took on another life as a Music DJ and producer in partnership with his wife. The pair live in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Morse Inspectors

De Morse Inspectors zijn de dj's van Morse records: begonnen als sublabel van USA Import Music en thuis in techno, minimal, detroit, chicago, antwerp.

Pirrès

Pirrès
Pirrès can be considered as one of the greatest talents in the current Belgian house scene. Despite his young age of 24 years he already made his mark on the nightlife and convinced many clubbers of his passion for music and granted many partypeople pasionate memories. His own unique style and his technical abilities have made him a popular guest on many quality inspired house concepts over the years. His name and fame are easily spreading over the borders and foreign bookings have no longer become dreams, house lovers of France, Swiss, Spain ,Holland, the UK and even Kazakhstan have had the chance of welcoming this new star. What makes Pirrès rise above other dj's is his own signature sound. His love for electronic music ranging from unknown gems and carefully selected releases that suit his intelligent musical ideas. Genres like deephouse, electro, minimal and acid can be found in his versatile sets. The only guarentee he promises is the presence of black soul that will leave no listener untouched! His musical vision promises every listerner an unqiue journey into his black mind... .

Prinz

Prinz
Een kleurrijk en excentriek figuur in het Antwerpse nachtleven, DJ Prinz is de naam en faam in zijn thuisstad en de landsgrenzen van België al lang ontgroeid. Met zijn aanstekelijk goed humeur en zijn eindeloze goede smaak voor clubmuziek, zet hij overal ter wereld menig dansvloer in vuur en vlam. Als geen ander weet hij een gelukzalige lach van erkenning op menig dansliefhebber%u2019s wangen te toveren wanneer hij de zoveelste perfecte mix uit de draaitafels masseert. Of het nu tijdens zijn veelvuldige trips is naar Moskou en Ibiza, of zijn opgemerkte optredens tijdens megafestivals zoals Dance Valley en Tomorrowland, als buitenbeentje van de dansmuziek weet DJ Prinz op een smaakvolle manier verschillende genres te vermengen en dat maakt zijn muziek dan ook organisch en ongrijpbaar. Ondanks dat hij elk jaar hoog scoort als beste House dj van België, is hij ook zoveel meer. Producer van zijn eigen muziek op Punk%u2019Id Records, Robotronic Recordings,... organisator van zijn partyconcepten Free Vibes en Push It, maar bovenal de marathonman onder de dj%u2019s. Vraag hem waarom hij zulke lange sets speelt en je krijgt een eerlijk maar kordaat antwoord, %u2018Omdat ik hou van wat ik doe!%u2019.

Terry Lynn

Terry Lynn
Geboren en opgegroeid in Kingston Jamaica waar ze tot haar 18e geen tv of radio had. Noemt zichzelf artiest-journalist wegens haar bewuste en aanklagende teksten. Terry Lynn rapt en zingt over electro-, dubstep- en raggabeats die Johan Hugo (Radioclit, The Very Best) voor haar ineenbokst. In de muziekschool zou ze samen met Santigold, Major Lazor en M.I.A. in de klas hebben gezeten.

Alex Gopher

Alex Gopher
"Muzikale 1000-poot die samen met de heren van Air en Etienne de Crécy verantwoordelijk is voor de fameuze ""French touch"" midden jaren '90. Een graag geziene gast in Petrol en de liefde is wederzijds (check zijn site). Zwoele house met veel funk, electro met rockende gitaren, prettige pop met een flinke dosis elektronica - de man draait er zijn hand niet voor om. Alex Gopher heeft sinds die ""French touch"" jaren allesbehalve stilgezeten: intussen is de tweede Aurora ep uit, producete hij voor oa Rhinocerose en vulde hij zijn remixrayon aan met The Subs, Shameboy, Dada Life, Autokratz en Shinichi Osawa. Deze maand verschijnt zijn nieuwe ep Handguns."

Captain Luke (Shameboy)

Captain Luke (Shameboy)
Capt. Luke leeft als veelgevraagde drummer (o.a. Buscemi) en producer (o.a. Arsenal, Krakow, Tim Vanhamel) in de studio. Zo zat hij achter de knoppen wanneer hij de SHAMEBOY-sound uitvond. Met Jimmy Dewit (DJ Bobby Ewing) krijgt zijn project een dubbel gelaat. De studio wordt te klein, "Rechoque" te groot en het duo vindt de weg naar de dansvloer. Als deejay brengt Luke zijn knoppenwerk tot bij de mensen. SHAMEBOY-like grooves in één berekende mix van stomende, vette electro-beats met funky elektronische en organische sounds. En met wat geluk knalt hij er een pimped-up versie van een oude dancefloor klassieker tussen. Zomaar. Capt. Luke draaide al in Zuid-Afrika, Spanje, Duitsland en verschillende bekende clubs in België.

Dada Life

Dada Life
Dada Life is a Swedish house/electronica band, consisting of Olle Corneer and Stephan Engblom. Their debut album is out now, they have had releases on a heap of different labels.

Juice Blender

Juice Blender
For well over a decade Juice Blender was part of a Ghent based deejay duo that was formed in 1995- adequately named Juice Blenders! In the early days they played mainly eclectic sets with a lot of funk, breakbeat and house influences. Continuing on this path, they got to know the work of people like LTJ Bukem and Photek - and were absolutely blown away by it. This style of drum and bass was really welcome at a cosy venue called Sous Sol, where they established their first Thursday night residency. Around the same period, late 96, they started the radioshow Liquid Flavaz, on Urgent FM, which is still running today. Their first breakthrough for a larger audience came in 1998, when they were asked to play at the legendary Eskimo parties. After proving that they could easily rock bigger crowds, bookings followed for the D&B room at various raves and festivals. Meanwhile they also became residents at the Decadance club (nowadays, this is know as the Steam sessions on Wednesdays). In the year 2000 one of the guys took over Fried Chicken Records, a store specialising in drum & bass releases. The shop became an important meeting place for the up-and-coming talents and the established deejays in the scene. However, it turned out to be all but profitable, so in 2004 it was time to move on. Meanwhile Nico JB started working as a promoter for Democrazy and was able to take the party concept Mystic to a higher level, together with another DJ team from Ghent: Dobe 'n' Daze. To date Juice Blender has played at nearly all the major events in Belgium and occasional gigs in the Netherlands. In April 2005 he was exposed to a worldwide audience in the Breaking New Talent feature on BBC radio 1Xtra. Also, J.B. has established a recording studio called Blender Productions, where he delivers mixdown/mastering for upcoming acts such as Stan & Mook (Soul:R). Various productions are in the pipeline... By the end of 2006 Juice Blenders, in plural, are no more. Long live the Juice Blender! Since the start of his solo career the sounds have become more subtle, leftfield and personal. The focus is now to present the drum & bass genre as a true artform that will continue to push boundaries across the globe!

METROBOX

METROBOX
Antwerp-born producer and singer Metrobox has not been doing nothing since he last enjoyed the sunset at the river Schelde. He's been working with artists such as Marcin Czubala, Social Disco Club and Red D, releasing records on labels such as We Play House, Mobilee, 8Bit and Broken Music, while performing live and playing dj sets in places such as Weekend, Golden Gate, Zur Wilde Renate, Zur Möbelfabrik and ://About Blank in Berlin, SQ club in Poznan and the Mobilee cruise in Barcelona.

He likes it deep, raw, analogue and doesn't like music business bull shit. Blessed with a voice that is perfect for intimate house grooves and with a handful of synthesizers, drum computers and instruments at his hands, he takes time to put soul in his music and create a genuine vibe. Currently working on music for We Play House, Other Heights and a mysterious project called Fellowship of the Funk, it's clear he's joined forces with the strong current of no nonsense quality electronic music hailing from his home country Belgium, but stretching far beyond it's all too much debated borders.

RAKESH

RAKESH
My name is Rakesh Thielemans aka dj Rakesh or Black Jack. Why the strange name? I%u2019m originally from India where I was born in 1973. Adoption in 1977 brought me to Belgium where I still am today. I started fooling around with music at a very young age. While learning piano and battery I was very busy discovering a wild range in music and making tapes. I listened to Prince, Michael Jackson, Wham and James Brown, loving the funk and the genuine eighty tunes such as Grand Master Flash, Breakmachine and many more%u2026 When I was fifteen I officially started out as dj. Always very involved in the music scene through investing in records for parties and organising performances with Elmer Food Beat, Yellowman, Urban Dance Squad and many more. Anyway, today I am a full-grown dj with a great love for the profession. I have seen and been in a lot of places and my style is eclectic just like my experiences.

Seba Loop (Culture Club)

Seba Loop (Culture Club)
Seba Loop

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