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Renato Ratier

A major participant on the international DJ circuit, Renato Ratier has been playing since 1996 dishing out fun times and quality music to an ever demanding global audience. Renato enjoys regular residencies at the legendary Brazilian club ‘D-Edge’ and at ‘Warung Beach Club’ being a founder member of both venues.

His visionary attitude can be seen with his ever evolving ventures, the most recent being the ‘Holzmarkt’ project in Berlin. Playing alongside many celebrated artists, Renato has pinned Brazil onto the global electronic music map, bringing in thousands of international DJs to play at his legendary venues.

After 17 years behind the turntables Renato released a compilation ‘Brazilian Gigolo’ for the label Gigolo Records and  further productions have only added to his success. With two EP releases ‘Soul Machine’ on D-Edge Records and ‘True Love’ on the new Berlin label Light my Fire, Renato released his debut album ‘Black Belt’ on D-edge Records in July.

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Pablo Bolivar

Bolivar_3Clocking up nearly two decades behind the decks, Pablo Bolívar is without a doubt, one of the most inspirational and innovating artists of the Spanish electronic music scene.

Highly respected for his essential albums ‘Anjanas’ and ‘Recall’, both released on Regular label, and ‘Motion:The Ambient Works’ released on his own label ‘Avantroots’, Bolivar is known for music with attitude.

Pulshar, his collaborative project with close friend Sergio Sainz, is a sensual project oozing synthetic soul. After several EP releases the first album ‘Brotherhood’ was born, successfully followed by ‘Inside’ a couple of years later.

Always up for the challenge of collaborating, Bolivar has notched up quite a variety. From dance floor orientated works featuring Loco Dice, (‘Different Drum Ep’ Desolat) to sound track creations for the Mannheim National Museum; (‘europa es una isla – europa ist eine insel’ Avantroots).

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Steve Lawler

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Steve Lawler needs little to no introduction. A seven-time winner at the DJ Awards, a child of the acid house generation, an electronic artist who defies generic boundaries with award winning mix compilation series. He is the owner of the record label group VIVa MUSiC, event brand WARRIORS, KNCT’D Live-streams and the YouTube podcast series Unmasked.

From organising illegal raves back in the early to mid-90s, Lawler has set his own agenda, following his natural musical instinct behind the decks and in the studio. With over 50 releases on the world’s most well-known and respected record labels, from Hot Creations, to his own label imprint VIVa MUSiC, via releases on the likes of R&S, Drumcode, OVUM, Turbo, Robsoul, Play it Say it, Objective, Knee Deep, Get Physical, Moon Harbour, Sci & Tek, Bedrock, Siesta Recordings, Circus Music, 8bit and Leftroom. The list goes on and on.

Remixing for some the most renowned record labels, including commercially known artists such as Justin Timberlake, Jamelia, and Dido. Steve’s own record label group VIVa MUSiC, VIVa LTD, iVAV, Evive Recordings & Cut Above Records has been responsible for launching the careers of some of the most recognisable artists on the scene such as Darius Syrossian, Detlef, Latmun, Solardo, Livio & Roby and Audiofly. In addition to his labels, Steve’s hugely successful event brand WARRIORS quickly gained a cult following on the island of Ibiza taking fans and critics by storm.

Steve’s history is far too long to mention in one biography. He has toured the world for almost 30 years and held residences at the world’s most prestigious venues including the infamous Space Terrace in ibiza, Twilo in New York, Release in San Francisco, Cream in Liverpool, The End and Home in London. He is also behind the award-winning compilation series co-owned by Global Underground, ‘Lights Out’, which followed his Dark Drums series of mix compilations and his Nightlife Radio show listened to by over 3 million listeners worldwide.

Steve provided music for the horror film ‘The Skeleton Key’ when he was headhunted by horror film director Iain Softly to make the theme tune to the 2005 movie. On top of all this, Steve has a feature film documentary called ‘The Art of the DJ’ not only citing personal events of his life including a near death experience but also charting the progress of his career and the growth of the electronic scene filmed by an award-winning film director, Piers Sanderson.

Steve Lawler is a true living legend and has seen and heard it all and experienced everything club culture can throw at him, from mistaken identity to scary stalkers… He’s even been held at knifepoint in a dark alley behind a Mexican club for not playing a request! It’s these years of hard sonic graft, however, that have fine-tuned his understanding of electronic music and its relationship with the dance floor. Dynamic, driven and drastically obsessed with performing as well as he possibly can. Steve’s passion for house, techno and electronica is too strong for one simple generic association. Steve Lawler isn’t just at the top of his game; he’s pushing the boundaries of what a DJ can do – both technically and creatively – as an artist and as a successful label businessman.

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Guy J

Guy J is the highly sought after producer, DJ and live act whose infectious production talents, worldwide touring schedule and groundbreaking debut album on Bedrock have all contributed to his surging popularity. The Israeli has pioneered the increasing trend for melody-rich and emotionally charged house music, through productions that straddle the space between the genres of ambient, house and techno.

After making waves with a volley of killer singles, Guy released his hotly anticipated full-length artist album – ‘Esperanza’ – on John Digweed’s heavyweight Bedrock label. It was critically acclaimed and firmly established Guy as a key player in a new wave of deep house protagonists.

More essential cuts like ‘Lamur’ (Bedrock), ‘Pleasurety EP’ (Sudbeat) and ‘Shaman’ (Turbo Records) have since followed to sustain the buzz around this young man’s talents. His Heliscope EP saw the development of his relationship with Bedrock, with his music again transcending genres.

With further releases pouring out of Bedrock Records, he has cemented his place as the core artist on one of the dance world’s most respected labels and continues his rapid evolution.

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Discography:

Jori Hulkkonen – I Am Dead ft. Jerry Valuri (Guy J Remix) (Turbo Records)
Way Out West – Ultra Violet (Guy J Remix) (Armada) MS & PMA – Endless (Guy J Remix) (Faith Music)
Sahar Z & Guy Mantzur – Sneaky Monkey (Guy J Remix)(Definitive Records)

Albums:

Guy J – Esperanza (Bedrock Records)

Singles:

Guy J – Ballroom (Bedrock Records) – Dust/Bianca (Sudbeat) – Lamur (Bedrock Records) – Shaman (Turbo Records) – Luner(Bedrock Records) – Geko (Bedrock Records) – Under Pressure(Bedrock Records) – Popcorn Machine (Whoop!) – Stop Hold (Manuel Muic) – Skin (Turbo Records) – Fade (Dogtown) – Been Here Before (Focus) – Save Me (Bedrock) – Agent Blue (Azuli) – Amsterdam (Dogtown) – Self Love (Proton)) & Sahar Z – Hazui (Electribe) – Never Say No (Deep Focus) & Raanan Raz – Resek (Deep Focus) – FunkiJunki EP (Proton) & Roy Brizman – Vinyls Are Forever (Focus)

Remixes:

Bent – As You Fall (G&E Analog) Jim Rivers – Vibrant (Guy J Remix) (Global Underground) Bluetech- Honey in the Heart (Guy J Remix) (Aleph Zero Records) Eric Prydz – Pjanoo (Guy J Remix) (MOS) Sasha – Mongoose (Guy J Rmx) (Emfire) Dubfunk – Mandala (Guy J Rmx) (Audiotherapy) DJ Yello – On the Top (Guy J Rmx) Traffic – Find Me (Guy J Rmx) (Global Underground) Dpen & Elias Tzikas – Frequency Loss (Guy J Rmx) (Focus) CPM – Violas (Guy J Rmx) (Proton)

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Gabriel Rocha (DJ PP)

gabrielIn his career as resident DJ, Rocha has worked in some of the best clubs in Uruguay, including Punta del Este SOHO, W. Lounge in Montevideo, IN, Sonic, Central and Crobar in Punta del Este during the summer months among others. In addition to residencies, he has performed at many festivals around the world such as Creamfields in Buenos Aires, Soul Tech in Mexico, Qubo Festival in Poland, Matuquin Festival in Spain, Australia Big City Nights, FW Festival in Brazil and many more. He has also played in some of the world’s top clubs, notably Space Ibiza, Pacha Munich, Sankeys Ibiza, Crobar Buenos Aires, D.EDGE Brazil, The End Colombia, Revolver Melbourne, Provocateur New York, Port du Soleil Sweden, Exit Summer Residence Lithuania, Hungary Monster Beach, Carpe Diem Beach Croatia, Spain Disco On and Get Party New Zealand.

Gabriel began as a producer in 2006 and has since produced remixes for Mark Knight, Funkagenda, Chris Lake, Deadmau5, Queen, Thomas Gold, Lee Cabrera, Soul Central, Chus & Ceballos and Jerry Ropero among others.

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System of Survival

Dedicated purveyors of all that is good in house music, System of Survival are Pietro ‘Bingo’ De Lisi and Alex Carpentieri, and have been resident DJs at that bastion of underground Ibiza, Circo Loco, since the party first began over decade ago.

Living, playing, producing and releasing material together since ’89 in Italy, they were amongst the first DJs brought by promoters Antonio & Andreas, to reside in Ibiza at DC10, and have since mastered the main room, terrace and car park with equal ease.  Their ability to carry a crowd, blend seamlessly between styles and fill in the gaps around the countless guests that they have supported is true testament to the role of a resident, and has led to them flying the Circo Loco flag throughout the years and across the globe.

Apart from touring with the DC10 crew, Bingo and Alex have been steadily riding a wave of popularity, gaining momentum through their own headlining dates at the likes of Watergate, Berlin: FACE Birmingham or FUSE London. A commitment to style beyond fashion and a propensity to mix the old with the new, has brought them unwittingly to the forefront of the current trends in sound, making them as popular with other DJs as they are with their fans.

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Rachel Auburn

Designer Rachel Auburn started out with a stall in Kensington Market in the early ’80s. Catching the interest of many including Susanne Bartsch she came to New York in 1984 to showcase her talent with other British designers for New London New York.They then went on to Japan which created even more interest for them as designers.

In 1985 Rachel and Leigh Bowery opened a stall at Hyper Hyper in Kensington Market called Spend Spend Spend, the title of the store. Known for its cutting edge fashion it soon made its way to fashion magazines such as the Face and I D. Rachel herself soon became a regular gracing the pages of London’s top fashion magazines.

Leigh Bowery asked Rachel to play at his club, Taboo. She was such a hit that she immediately became Taboo’s resident DJ. With enormous popularity and known for her high energy mixing, campy disco & glum rock-ish type tunes she soon became an enormous hit all over Europe along with the London trendy elite scene.

Playing such clubs as Heaven & Café-dee-Paris this led Rachel to re-mixing and producing. She was the first female DJ to play in China and Johannesburg (a gig of over 17,000 people). In December 1999 Rachel was voted one of the top 100 DJs by DJ magazine. She then created her own record label which continues to product dance music successes. She continues to flourish creatively as a mother, DJ, producer and all around talent.’

Maurice Aymard

Continuously connecting the grooves between deep house and techno, Maurice Aymard’s records are a fresh blend of European and Latin American dynamics.
The prolific DJ and producer knows the music business inside out.
He’s run his own club, hosted a radio show, produced a string of unforgettable tracks on such labels as Moodmusic, Einmusika and Tic Tac Toe Records, as well as opening Galaktika – Venezuela’s first record store turned label and booking agency with a podcast that reaches thousands of fans with every episode.
Maurice’s work as a DJ is equally prolific, performing widely in clubs around the world, from São Paulo’s D-Edge to his weekly residency at Barcelona’s Macarena club.
Movement through melody has always been integral to Maurice Aymara’s manifesto!

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Santos

Creativity knows no bounds when it comes to the inspiring and diverse productions of Italian DJ and Producer Santos.
Freely indulging this creativity, the Santos sound is continually evolving, blending different genres from house and techno to psychedelia and rock. Each production guarantees something fresh and innovative.
His catchy breakthrough track ‘Camels’ is an enduring classic and 2009’s ‘Hold Home’ became a huge anthem on dance floors around the globe.

He has since had releases on some of electronic music’s most cutting-edge labels – Bedrock, Get Physical, VIVa, Crosstown Rebels, Great Stuff – and his three solo albums were highly acclaimed. Santos has also accumulated distinguished remix credits for the likes of Fatboy Slim and Armand Van Helden as well as co-producing Madonna in 2008.

As a DJ Santos likes to keep the music and the venues varied. From gracing the legendary Annie Nightingale’s show on BBC Radio 1 to performing at Japan’s epic Fuji Rock Festival alongside the Chemical Brothers, his skill and ingenuity have taken him around the globe.
In 2008 Santos met his musical match in Timo Maas. Together as Mutant Clan they’ve flipped the script on techno dishing out a host of goodies on such labels as Connoisseur and SCI+TEC imprint. It wasn’t long before they were in demand worldwide and the Mutant Clan project soon gave birth to a feisty little record label, Rockets & Ponies, which has seen Santos and Timo release hot new talents like Adam Port & Santé alongside old friends like Riva Starr and Alex Dolby.

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Stelios Vassiloudis

SteliosStelios Vassiloudis has cultivated a sound of his own, one that reflects his rich and diverse musical background, transcending the dance floor via an emotional narrative of complex soundscapes, intricate melodies and hypnotic rhythms.

Greek-born and classically trained, Stelios has carved his path in electronic music by traversing the globe as a DJ and live performer, playing shows in a variety of locations and settings – from intimate underground clubs in Beirut, festivals in Miami, and performances in the European dance meccas of Ibiza and London, to the frenetic party hub of Buenos Aires. Concurrently, he has built up a formidable back-catalogue of music on esteemed labels such as Bedrock, Poker Flat, Ovum, Darkroom Dubs and Balance, among others.

Now, entering a new phase of his career, Stelios prepares to unveil his sophomore album, a collection of works that marks a departure from the narrow confines of the dance floor and represents the essence of what he’s all about – an album that merges the limitless possibilities of electronic music with his formidable training in composition and arranging, a project that is set to engage and entice audiences across a broad spectrum. The outcome of his bold endeavour is a balanced compilation of grand compositions, paired with subtle, nuanced pieces.

Stelios’ intense passion and drive for innovation in music serves as the fuel to keep him inspired and relevant, qualities that no doubt ensure his reputation as a versatile and consistent artist of the highest calibre, will endure.

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Mihalis Safras

SAFRAS666Mihalis Safras is a producer and club DJ from Athens as well as a DJ Award winner (2016). His style has been described as Tech-House and Techno with prog influences. He co-founded the Material Series record label with Mark Broom in 2006. Safras was also nominated at IDMA in both 2015 and 2016.

Safras has been producing quality electronic music for over a decade with numerous collaborations with legends throughout the scene and releases on labels such as Hot Creations, Relief and Moon Harbour. His single ‘La Samba’ was used by Apple Inc. for an iPhone marketing campaign.

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Garnica

Passionate about music from an early age, Rafael Garnica set off on his musical journey as a drummer with touring bands, before eventually finding his true home – electronic music.

Almost a decade of running his own radio show alongside DJing and creative spells spent in the studio have lead Garnica to develop a very distinct sound; taking influences from Venezuelan rhythms, old skool funk and disco then mixing that up with early UK 4-to- the-floor.
His debut album, Fool Again, exhibits his years on the music scene and embodies the sound of Garnica: melodic, nostalgic and optimistic with a fine balance between pop and underground.

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dPen

dpenlogow2Athens born dPen aka Yannis Pennas, was introduced to and fell in love with music at an early age. This overwhelming passion for dance music in particular, has been his driving force ever since.

As a distinguished saxophone and flute player and at the same time being influenced by the works of Sasha, John Digweed amongst others, dPen started working as a DJ at parties at the age of 15. At 17 he started playing in bars and clubs in Athens where he gathered a strong following and a reputation as one of Greece’s finest DJ’s.

While studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston for a Diploma in sound engineer and audio mastering, dPen continued to develop an intelligent, unique and progressive dance music style, which certainly has the ‘Lost in Sound’ effect through its intricate tech beats combined with haunting melodies.

dPen took this passion to another level by producing his first 3 electronic music tracks: Airborne, Closer and 7th Hour. And despite being his first productions, they quickly attracted global recognition through the attention and support of South American producer Hernan Cattaneo.

dPen has long been one of Greece’s most exciting producers. He has released tracks on multiple progressive house labels such as Nick Warren’s Hope Recordings, Hernan Cattaneo’s Sudbeat, Tiesto’s Black Hole Records, Subliminal and Bonzai amongst others with over 50 official releases so far.

dPen’s global reputation as a ‘DJ & Producer to watch’ has been acknowledged through collaborations and remixes of his productions by top producers: Hernan Cattaneo and Sound Exile, Guy J, Moonbeam, Felke Kleijn, Chris Fortier and Mashtronic (Cid Inc) to name a few. His productions have also been regularly featured in broadcasts by Hernan Cattaneo, Nick Warren,Laurent Garnier and John Digweed.

Boarding Pass is a monthly online syndicated radio show presented by dPen that attracts more than Ten thousand live listeners across the globe as well as an exclusive monthly podcast available on iTunes with 7000 downloads every month.

dPen managed to be one of the few Greek artists with regularly international appearances having already played in Spain, Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico Italy, England, Russia, Egypt, Lithuania, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Canada, and the USA.

With track sales, listener ship and download figures growing, dPen is very much launching himself on the world stage and is certainly fulfilling his reputation as one to be watched.

“Behind every note there is a feeling, behind every melody there is a picture, behind every track there is a story… This is my story…”

-dPen

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CALVERTRON

Following a string of speaker rattling productions and highly acclaimed remixes, Alex Calver aka Calvertron has found himself grabbing the attention of some of the most credible artists and record labels in the business. His tracks are consistently featured on the UK’s national radio and are spreading like a pandemic into the sets of the world’s most influential DJ’s.

His label Glitch Recordings was a techno staple and included numerous collaborations with the Liberator family, most notably another Truelove Music composer D.A.V.E. The Drummer. Then Alex’s versatility continued, with his role as co-producer behind one of the UK’s most groundbreaking music duos, Twocker – alongside Will Bailey.

Calver has since emerged as a forceful production talent and has already had the honor of remixing such key players as Laidback Luke, Armand Van Helden and Sander Kleinenberg. With over 100 12” releases under his belt, his work has regularly appeared on large labels like Cr2, Ministry of Sound and Toolroom, as well as an array of global imprints including Trouble & Bass, Potty Mouth Music, Vacation and Bugeyed. 2011 sees another step up with a release on American label Dim Mak.

His own label Jack Knife Records continues to develop its reputation, including his dubstep link up with Figure in early 2011 that scored a Beatport Top 5 hit with ‘Bring the Bass Back’. Also an accomplished DJ, Calvertron sets are just like the tracks he makes, impossible to pigeonhole and carnage for the dance-floor.


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Paul King

paul-kThroughout his 25 years as a producer, Paul King has been responsible for anthem after anthem and floor filler after floor filler.

From his early releases such as ‘Elevate’ on Jump Wax and ‘Kick It In’ on TDV, right through to the more recent ‘What Ya Got’ on Vicious and ‘Turn It Up’ on Toolbox, Paul’s productions have always been in a league of their own. To say Paul King had his own style just wouldn’t be fitting enough, as Paul created a whole new sound that has now been loved by hard house fans for well over a decade.

It was in the 90s that Paul first burst onto the scene and was immediately taken under the wing of the late Tony de Vit, who instantly branded Paul “one to watch” for his fresh and innovative productions. With the support of Tony and every other influential Hard House DJ on the circuit, Paul soon became a regular name on the two record labels that were THE labels to be seen on, Tripoli and Tidy Trax. On Tripoli he gave us his F1 productions and on Tidy he delivered his fiercer than fierce Trauma releases… It was under these production names that Paul dominated the scene and became an inspiration to many.

His discography reads like an A to Z hard house bible, with remixes and releases on almost every major hard house dedicated label… these include the already mentioned Tidy, Tripoli, Toolbox and Vicious, along with labels old and new such as Trade, Deprivation, Knuckleheadz, TEC, Short Circuit, Flashpoint and Chug N Bump to name just a few.

After retiring from hard house in 2007 Paul has gone on to create various projects. His label Electrotek saw him move his style to Electro and Tech House, and was instantly recognised as the new “Paul King Sound”. His remixes of Armand Van Helden’s ‘New York City Beat’ and Fedde Le Grande’s ‘Put Your Hands Up For Detroit’ were released on their respective labels to wide acclaim. Since then he has gone on to release the third album in the Trauma Trax series, a greatest hits album, and write scores for film.

Paul’s new label DGP (Dirty Ghetto Princess) Records, his own unique spin on the dirty electro/prog house sound, which has already taken major dancefloors by storm.

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Chicago Loop

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The name Chicago Loop has now been firmly stamped throughout the modern world of techno, albeit within a fairly short space of time. The man behind this relatively new alias however, is certainly not a newcomer to the scene. Ant Wilson, or Ant to his friends, has been producing electronic music and traveling the globe playing clubs, events and festivals for the last 25 years from Japan to North and South America, Israel, Russia, South Africa, Europe and everywhere in between.

Within just a few years of launching this project, Chicago Loop has secured releases on major labels such as Phobiq, Respekt, Toolroom, Riot, Funk’N Deep, Night Light and Techburst and his tracks have received continued support from some of the scenes biggest players. His techno hit, “Use Me” on Techburst Records enjoyed over 200 days in the Beatport Hard Techno chart and sat at the No.1 spot for over 25 days. In addition to the many successes with releases, Chicago Loop has also showcased his sound around the world, playing events in places such as Asia, South America and across Europe. Some highlights have included the legendary “Techno Tuesday Amsterdam” and the sold out “Welcome To The Future Festival” events.

Always busy in the studio continually writing more hight profile releases, as well as making chart-topping sample packs for Industrial Strength/Loopmasters, Chicago Loop is certainly making some big waves in the techno scene right now.

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Damon Wild

damon-wildOne of the few techno heads in house-crazed New York City, Damon Wild first saw the light of vinyl by recording early-’90s rave hits like “Night Stalker” as Sonic Assault II, “Stormwatch” as Morph and “Rave Generator” (with Ray Love) as the Toxic Two. In 1991, he began working for distributor Northcott and set up his own Experimental label, releasing tracks from Acid Masters (with collaborator Ray Love) and Lazer Worshippers ( with Tim Taylor), Aurabora and the Rising Sons. After splitting with Northcott, Wild founded Synewave Records and began to release his own productions plus records by Steve Stoll and Dan Curtin. Wild’s own Synewave output was collected on 1999’s Somewhere in Time. He also mixed a more balanced label retrospective named Synewave DJ Mix, Vol. 1. His Morph project also released a full-length, 1994’s Stormwatch.

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Guy McAffer

guy-mcafferGuy McAffer (aka Geezer) has been writing and producing his own brand of Acid Techno for many years and, alongside Chris Liberator, Lawrie Immersion and D.A.V.E. the Drummer, has been instrumental in the birth and development of the underground acid techno sound that is unique to London. Geezer singles have appeared on labels as diverse as Stay Up Forever, Tortured, Smitten, Eukatech, Routemaster, Intensiv, Cluster, Infected, Boscaland and Bionic Orange. These releases include many a classic track, titles such as “Mad Cows On Acid,” “Sonic Eruptor,” “Sonar” and “It’s Funky But It Ain’t House.” He can also be found rocking the custard at London’s most popular clubs including Trancentral and Escape From Samsara, as well as regular nationwide guest appearances at Atomic Jam, Havok, Samovar and Homegrown, not to mention frequent visits to America, and of course all the free parties here, there and everywhere.

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Tom Laws

tom-lawsTom Laws has saturated himself with music from an early age. Making his advent into the music industry as a drummer in fledgling bands, Tom gained the tools that would eventually help him progress into electronic music.

After a decade or so of guest appearances and residencies playing alongside some true greats, Tom began promoting events across the globe in order to attach his own signature sound and break away from the “norm”. His detailed and focused approach has enabled him to develop into a fine producer and performer with an insatiable thirst for accuracy along with a dark primeval sound designed to thrust you towards the dawn without relent.

Tom has gained global acclaim with plays and support from the likes of Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, Secret Cinema, Alan Fitzpatrick, Paul Rich, Joseph Capriati, Slam and Marco Bailey amongst others. Yet Tom is far from being done on hi headlong journey to showcase his unique style and sound.

Prolific in the studio, putting out numerous releases and remixes in between a busy schedule of performing and travelling the world, Tom has now transcended into a formidable producer while maintaining the skills and panache of a top live DJ/performer.

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Khen

khenThe jury is in and the likes of Guy J, Sasha and an exponentially growing fan base across the globe are in agreement; all signs point to who the next big thing to come out of the dance music hot bed that is Israel.

Hailing from Tel Aviv, a city with an astounding lineage of dance music greats in Guy Mantzur, Guy Gerber, Shlomi Aber, Sahar Z and collaborator Guy J, this 27 year old wunderkind has carved out a path of his own while staying true to his heritage. With a hypnotic and emotionally charged style that blends early 2000s progressive with house grooves and elements of contemporary techno, Khen possesses a truly idiosyncratic sound that transcend genres.

Going back to when it at all began, Khen, or Hen, immersed himself in the world of dance music at an early age under the tutelage of his older brother. When not busy learning how to play the piano, 6 year old Khen mixed records using two cassette decks. When he stood before a set of Technics 1210s for the first time, he was yet to blow out the candles on the day of his 9th birthday.

Gifted with an almost unsettling talent discovered early in life, he was encouraged by his sibling to start producing at 11. He instantly became spellbound by the process of creating music and opted to spend all his spare time in front of Cubase and his brothers Moog synth instead of the playground.
Soon a buzz amongst the house and techno faithfuls in Tel Aviv started building and the scene started to yearn for the young prodigy to showcase his productions on a dance floor. He gladly obliged and ended up playing his debut club show when just 15 at Tel Aviv’s legendary Dome venue.

After years of honing his skills both in the studio and behind the decks, his music hit the ears of Guy Mantzur in 2011, who promptly signed him to his Plattenbank imprint. Proving to become a catalyst event, the 22 year old Khen regained his focused and determination to pursue music. Since, he has released on such labels as Lowbit, Nick Warren’s Hope and perhaps most notably Hernan Cattaneo’s Sudbeat and Guy J’s Lost & Found.

On the club end, the most coveted DJ booths in Tel Aviv he once looked up at from the dance floor are now a second home. The Cat & Dog, Shalvata, Monochrome and Aria Downstairs have all played host to his masterful skills. With his allure growing beyond the shores of his home country in recent years, he has visited such revered clubs and festivals as Bahrein, RLGC 044, Pacha, Chips and Amsterdam Dance Event.

Finishing 2015 off with a debut offering on Canadian label microCastle, home to Dosem, Jeremy Olander, King Unique and Marc Marzenit, his Pollen Spreader EP saw support from Hernan Cattaneo, Nick Warren, Guy J, Jeremy Olander, Dixon, Guy Mantzur, Joris Voorn, Dubfire, Robert Babicz, Edu Imbernon, Nic Fanciulli and Sasha amongst others. Upon its release, it became his biggest chart success to date and peaked at number 2 and 10 respectively on the Beatport top 100 progressive and overall releases charts.

With a slew of original releases, remixes, collaborations and a recently released album on Guy J’s Lost & Found, a label he now calls home, 2016 is there for the taking and looks to become the break-through year many have predicted.

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Nima Gorji

Born in Iran and a citizen of Denmark since the early ’80s, Nima Gorji is now based in Ibiza from where he continues to influence the international electronic music scene with his distinct style and vision. His career spans more than 28 years, having a beautiful beginning in Copenhagen’s club scene around the time when the modern house and techno music were taking shape, capturing people’s attention more and more. In 1995 he began a residency at the Rust Club, now remembered as one of the best known underground clubs in Copenhagen, where he played alongside numerous DJs, slowly building his name. His relocation to Spain brought him extended collaborations with Ibiza Underground, Monza and Next Wave while in 2010 he was awarded “Best Ibiza DJ”.

In 1999 Nima Gorji founded Welt Recordings alongside partner Thomas Madvig, followed by NG Trax and Need For Sound alongside Octave, relentlessly following his passion for electronic music by releasing numerous personal works as well as promoting other artists. His rich discography also includes materials published through labels like SCI+TEC, Deeperfect, Fuse London, Bondage Music, Out Of Orbit, Love Letters From Oslo, Indigo Raw, Out Of  Orbit, Cocoon, Murmur, Natural Rhythm, Bla Bla Records, ÉTÉ, BodyParts and Melodeum.

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Dave Clarke

Dave Clarke, the Baron of Techno – a moniker given to him by none other than John Peel – has spent 20 years as one of the world’s leading techno DJs as well as being renowned as an anti-establishment and outspoken authority on the electronic music scene. He found his way into music in the 90s with influences as broad as Devo, early Chicago house and soul music, which eventually landed him a DJ slot in Brighton. Soon such gigs provided Clarke with a meagre living and then in 1994 his reputation was sealed by a series of EPs known collectively as ‘Red’.

Red 1 and Red 2 are acknowledged as not only as a defining moment for Clarke’s career – it was after them that John Peel gave him the famous nickname – but in the evolution of techno itself. The debut album by Clarke Archive One, which these tracks appear on, was hailed for its innovative approach to blending sounds, a rarity in techno terms at the time. ‘Wisdom to the Wise’ on Red 2 still stands as one of the most timeless and classic techno tracks ever produced.

Now a resident of Amsterdam, from where he broadcasts his award-winning radio show ‘White Noise’ and runs the label of the same name – signing our own Woody Mcbride among others – technology enthusiast Clarke remains a regular at clubs like Fabric in London, The Rex in Paris and headlines festivals like Glade in the UK and Extrema in Holland.

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Majestic MC

Majestic started out as an MC plying his trade in the nightclubs of North London from the age of fifteen. He quickly managed to break onto the pirate radio stations that were playing UK Garage and early grime in 2002. It was during this time that Majestic (real name Kevin Christie) withdrew from the normal social life of a fifteen year old with his friends to concentrate on building up his profile amongst other Garage producers and MCs. Bookings soon followed at clubs such as Scala in Kings Cross and Eros in Enfield, and Majestic quickly realised the challenges that lay ahead for a white MC on the UK Garage circuit.

In 2007, Majestic started posting mixtapes on online forums, such as the Uptown forum, where he would record his rhymes over Electro House beats for which he had recently discovered as an alternative to the UK Garage scene. Within days of these posts he had interest from international promoters in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Russia. He was now performing in front of crowds as big as five thousand alongside DJs such as Laidback Luke, Bart B Moore, Will Bailey and The Wideboys. This encounter with The Wideboys in Amsterdam turned out to be a meeting of two minds; the discovery of a common musical direction fusing the tried and tested production skills of The Wideboys with the lyrical flow and social content of Majestic’s rhymes.

In early 2009, Majestic and The Wideboys finished ‘In The VIP’ which took a satirical look at the VIP culture that exists on the London club scene. Following this, other songs such as ‘Stand Together’ and ‘Running Up That Hill’ combined Majestic’s social message with standout pop production from The Wideboys. No longer on the sidelines, Majestic is ready to overcome any challenges that may face him, and get his music, and his message, to the masses.

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Twisted aka Wayne G & Stewart Who

Launching his career with typical grandiosity, Wayne G debuted at London’s infamous Red Heart party in April 1996, performing alongside Grace Jones to a dance-floor of 3,000. Quickly he became one of London’s workaholic residents, first at Turnmills and then onto the world famous Heaven, where he was to remain for nine years as main floor resident.

Since then Wayne has played huge parties across the world, including all the most celebrated gay festivals and gatherings, such as Sydney Mardi Gras, Berlin Love Parade, World Pride and Miami Winter Music Conference. Over the last year his travels have taken him from Mexico City to Shanghai and everywhere in between.

In terms of production, Wayne has been equally successful, first showcasing his studio talents in 1996 with the explosive original track TWISTED, in collaboration with Stewart Who. It was soon re-mixed by Danny Tenaglia, amongst others, and went on to sell more than 150,000 copies worldwide, becoming the biggest selling dance single of 1998 and going Gold in Australia, remaining in the Top Twenty there for over six months. As a result of this his remix and production career burgeoned and an impressive CV now includes work for Cher, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Kylie Minogue, Christina Aguliera, Celine Dion, Deborah Cox, Whitney Houston, Darren Hayes, Erasure, Candi Staton and Olive.

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