Thor can't help but chuckle when Hulk describes himself as a raging fire, and Thor as merely a smoldering one. Alex and Andrew are friends. Now we move to Jim and Marian Elspet Gray. He was the recipient of numerous awards in public speaking. As an in demand producer the remix offers were flying in. Late on a hot summer night in the tail end of , Charlie Bucktin, a precocious and bookish boy of thirteen, is startled by an urgent knock on the window of his sleep-out. Dubfire has always been a risk taker, and his decision to go solo in was precarious, but staying true to his convictions was not without reward.
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His unique ability to read the crowd and diverse musical taste made Andy the first choice to play as the official resident for all 3 days of the inaugural Ibiza Festival with Sting, Lenny Kravitz and Elton John amongst the biggest DJs in the world. After his gigs in Ibiza this summer alone, it is difficult to find a harder working DJ in the game.
His uncanny ability to be able to deliver the right groove from sunrise to sunrise and from beach to Nightclub have earned Andy the award for the Best Ibiza DJ and the prestigious Ibiza DJ Awards in Throughout , Andy has embarked on multiple new studio productions and he continues to present his radio shows of various mediums such as Ibiza Sonica and Resident Advisor.
If the rapturous applause from his peers and fans during the DJ Awards are anything to go by, we present to you one of the most popular DJs from spiritual home of Dance. The true resident of sound for the real Ibiza.
Angel Linde this resident DJ epitomizes the future sound of Pacha. Diverse, Deep and Groovy. Angel has DJed in Pacha for the past 14years, which explains his magical vibe and his reluctance to play abroad. The cherry on top thus far has to be his residency at Pacha Ibiza and decision to join the Pacha Booking Agency. From gut wrenching House in the main room to deep dirty techno in the backroom, Angel gradually builds a set, working his grooves whilst exposing a heaving audience to diverse styles of music.
Here is a DJ that delivers, no matter what the style or the crowd. An experienced and dedicated multi-styled resident, in one of the best nightclubs in the world, which has finally decided to take that groove across the globe. Furthermore, his ongoing appearances for the People Like Us and Bad Boys Club events, are making it hard to believe that the first page of this young success story was only written in Arado is genuine proof that almost everything is possible with the right amount of dedication and perseverance.
His raw, driving grooves with a Chicago edge enjoy the support of the international DJ elite, and are responsible for propelling him to the top of the rankings as an electronic music artist. With in full swing, Arado has already produced top releases on Etruria Beat and Four: Twenty, as well as remixes for artists such as Martinez and Butch. Until he began branching out in with a barrage of album productions and remix classics several of which were heard by more people than the originals , Armand Van.
Helden was one of the best-kept secrets in house music, recording for such labels as Strictly Rhythm, Henry St. Afterwards, he became one of the top names in dance music altogether. Van Helden spent time in Holland, Turkey and Italy while growing up the son of an Air Force man, and listened to music from an early age. He bought a drum machine at the age of 13 and began DJing two years later, mostly hip-hop and freestyle. Based in Boston while attending college, Van Helden proceeded to moonlight as a DJ; though he settled into a legal-review job after graduation, he quit his job in to begin working on production for the remix service X-Mix Productions founded by his future manager, Neil Pettricone.
Bolland and Daft Punk. Following a Greatest Hits retrospective, Van Helden returned to his old-school rap roots with the party breakbeat album, Sampleslayer…Enter the Meatmarket. This is a man driven by an unbridled and relentless passion for music. Armin van Buuren is constantly on the move, either with the music he creates in his studio or en route to his next high-end club or festival show around the globe. It goes beyond liking, and beyond a hobby.
Music is essential to my life. For more than 15 years, the Grammy-nominated Dutchman has been living to the rhythm of his own international success.
As individuals both Kenny and Jonny have released countless critically acclaimed records and are regarded internationally as two of the most forward thinking, revolutionary underground producers out of North America. The pair, despite being close friends and stalwarts in the Toronto electronic music scene for years, had not joined forces in the studio until only as recently as , when Damian Lazarus called on them to remix Riz MC for his prestigious Crosstown Rebels Label.
The result was an entirely new sound that drew cues from the best of both artists. It was a futuristic and raw, synth-driven, underground masterpiece, the start of a new idea and the birth of Art Department…. The momentum continued and Art Department performed their first ever live show at the Crosstown Rebels Get Lost event at the WMC in front of a jam packed room, along side an A list cast of 17 artists from the label.
With massive support from the rebel crew along with an exciting release schedule including collaborations with Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones and Soul Clap there is no doubt that this will be yet another inspired chapter in the story of these Canadian talents. The global Dance icon and five-time Grammy nominated Axwell has had little time to rest upon his laurels over the past decade. In a career that has taken him from the Swedish underground to Madison Square Gardens and the UK charts alike, his Midas like touch has seen Axel Hedfors rise as an idol of modern house music.
His national identity has been a heavy hallmark in terms of his global success. Boasting sold out shows and an array of hot line ups it has been the success story of the season.
With countless IDs dating back to Axwell has little intention of resting on those iconic laurels just yet. Driven by the belief that every release should matter, his Axtone Records imprint continues to lead with quality and consistency, balancing his own musical tastes alongside some of the freshest talents on offer. Now is the time he can once again concentrate on his solo career, for Axwell these songs are all crafted with love from the heart. Having spun eclectic sets across 67 countries at some shows over the past 5 years, it is fair to say that Ax has a solid vision for the road ahead.
As a proud member of the thriving global dance culture and a man who has taken the long way round to fulfil his wildest dreams, the labour of love has seldom sounded as sweet as that of Axwell.
One DJ in particular was chosen to be the main resident DJ for two of the best known clubs at different times. While being a resident at , Behrouz was snatched by the Deep Dish boys who recognized his talent, while they had a monthly residency with Behrouz at They chose him to be on their labels Yoshitoshi and Shinichi and added him to their booking agency roster.
As well, keep a look out for an abundance of new studio work and his newest compilation Pure Behrouz: San Francisco on Nervous Records in early At the same time Space Ibiza handpicked Behrouz to do their renowned closing party and he has continued the tradition for the past five years, playing sets with fellow peers and friends such as Danny Tenaglia, Deep Dish, and Pete Tong, to name a few. Adding to the Ibiza roster, Behrouz was also a resident at Pacha Ibiza for two years in a row for the Yoshitoshi parties and as of , Behrouz has become the resident DJ for the famous Made In Italy parties at Amnesia and abroad.
The whole meaning or direction of the Pure Behrouz night starts with Behrouz playing from open to close, taking his audience on that famous journey of different genres of music, which only a select few can dare to embark upon.
As many can attest to, the Pure Behrouz nights have been compared to listening to four separate DJs playing in a club, all in one night. In this day and age where most DJs can play no more than a standard two hour set on their lap top, with Pure Behrouz, you get a pure journey of music, not on a lap top, but through love, vinyls that are handpicked by Behrouz himself around the world and upfront music that most likely you may never get the chance to hear from another DJ.
Step into the world of Pure Behrouz! As members of the notorious Kompakt and Get Physical families along with a slew of other labels, Anstascia and Vivie-Ann have carved out a niche thanks to their dark, sensual club music, sultry DJ sets and outrageous, fun-loving attitude.
In they packed up and shipped out of Canada to soak up all the energy and inspiration London had to offer. The influential city provided the perfect location for their musical endeavours. Stardust manifested itself in several key moments of pure magic over the following years; from an old friend connecting them to the Kompakt family and their first release with the seminal label, to M.
A slew of original productions and gigs all over the world helped to reinforce their undying love for music and demonstrated that, where words fail, BLOND: One of their ultimate experiences taking place at Burning Man where for the last 4 years, they could truly embrace their hippie spirit and share their ideologies with like minded people.
ISH spin on a myriad of styles. Electronic music legends Depeche Mode among the many recipients of their unique talents. ISH are now poised to embark on the next step of their mission. Taking field recordings on every trip they make, and finding inspiration during a month of downtime in Mexico, the duo have their sights set firmly on keeping that magical energy flowing, sending positive vibrations deep into the outer regions of the universe.
Bob Sinclar is the man who put the groove back onto the dance floor. From the black roots of reggae, hip-hop, funk and acid-jazz, he began to craft out his own sound and along with other French up-and-coming artists such as Martin Solveig, David Guetta, DJ Gregory, NaSSau, Julien Jabre and more, formed the celebrated Africanism movement. He was unstoppable and on the back of his passion, his critically acclaimed label Yellow Productions swiftly rose to the top ranks of independent electronic imprints.
Quite simply, both tracks took the name and the music of Bob Sinclar stratospheric. He was the head of House and the whole world knew it.
But yet more was to come from the feverishly innovative producer. Once again, Bob Sinclar is setting dance floors and airwaves around the world ablaze. With all that production behind him, Bob Sinclar has equally and easily carved out a reputation as one of the most talented DJs anywhere on the planet. His flair for blending vocals, instrumentals and rhythms into one soaring, euphoric house set still rock clubs to their very foundation wherever he touches down. A brand new album with some surprising collaboration ensues and so with it further demand as the world holds on.
Booka Shade are Berlin-based duo Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier, and have emerged as one of the most pioneering electronic music acts of the past two decades. Already this year they have opened for Depeche Mode at the first show of their current world tour in Tel Aviv and headlined the Gobi Stage at Coachella. DJ appearances in the last year have included the Space Ibiza opening party, and a range of U. Originally from NJ, Brian started Djing back in , finding his love for soulful sounds through Tony Humphries radio show on Walking the fine line of commercial accessibility and credibility, his productions shine with powerful yet soulful styling.
Their trend setting ability to rework a classic into a modern day floor filler is second to none. Nowadays, Brian and John involve Marc on many of their productions and mixes. Over the years, Brian has developed from a local club jock to a World Class master of the art of working a crowd. His performance behind the wheels of steel has to be experienced in the club to get a true sense of the magic that is delivered. Whether he is masterfully and methodically creating drum programs, arranging, producing or remixing, he is the living definition of the word perfectionist.
Of course, he grew older and louder and continued to broaden his palate for music. Butch got hooked on the art of sculpting beats sometime in the last millennium.
Few artists flow through genres and emotional landscapes with such ease and fluidity as Bulent, challenging preconceptions of the dance-floor and the expected outcome in the process. The spark behind his excursions is natural: Striking a fine line between quantity and quality is no easy task, but this juxtaposition comes easy to an unpredictable talent such as Butch. Holding residencies over the years at venues and clubs such as Sankeys Ibiza and Robert Johnson in Offenbach Germany, Butch continues to squeeze the best out of every after hour party and every club night floor that he holds court over.
Butch might be the hardest-working man in the scene, but it all comes naturally to a man who is first and foremost a music lover by heart. To get into the spaceship, they leave their physical body at the door. You must switch off the real world and switch off the mind.
I will do the rest. As with any restless entity, Butch is set to further explore pastures new in Carl Craig is described as a creative visionary, a groundbreaking electronic music icon, an inspirational artist, an esteemed Grammy-nominated composer, a world-class DJ and an ambassador for his native Detroit.
Carl Craig has cultivated a unique path as an artist, entrepreneur and civic leader, guided by his tendency toward forward thinking. Craig released his first track in One of his earliest mentors and first collaborator was Derrick May, whose imprint Craig also released some of his early music on. From here his wild exploration of sound intensified…. Staying strong to his Detroit roots, where he still lives today, Craig helped launched the Detroit Electronic music Festival in and remains a strong force at the festival today.
He has also created and launched his non-profit C3 Carl Craig Foundation: When Craig explains his philosophy, his wry sense of humor seeps into his explanations of far-reaching concepts that merge worlds together. I can work with concert pianists, jazz musicians or rock guys. Very few people have that range of interests. Very few people juggle a career that they choose specifically. Born in Uruguay, he grew up and started his career as a D.
After three consecutive summer playing in New Faces P. On those days when the movement called Balearic Beats came up, Carlos took part of it joining the most important D. On those days he was resident at Km-5 for five years. During winter months of , he went over many important clubs in Europe, alternating residences in Pacha, Divino in Buenos Aires and Niki Beach in Miami. In January and February he made, as usual a tour playing in the most fashioned clubs of Buenos Aires.
Recently he finished a one-month Heineken tour throughout China. Now he just got back to Ibiza to take his place as a resident in Zenith.
Their real names may be Grzegorz and Wojciech, but there have been plenty of others along the way: The truth is clear: It all began in , when best friends Greg and Voitek hosted their first club night as 3 Channels in their hometown Szczecin, Poland. From here they developed and grew organically, amassing a loyal legion of fans.
They broadened their creative pursuits further with music production being their next natural outlet. Their techno-centric tracks swiftly caught the attention and featured on the rosters of some of the most respected underground dance labels in the world: By , they had completely evolved, reemerging with a looser, freewheeling house sound, a hybrid masterpiece of a debut album, Stars of Zoo, and a new name: The pair successfully integrated deep house signatures without losing sight of their techno roots, whilst exploring lush, organic soundscapes.
This launched them headlong into a heavy period of touring, live shows and festivals around the globe. The natural progression was to launch a new label. Pets Recordings kicked off the Petcast podcast series and took their label showcases on the road. Ten years on, the boys now hold residencies at Watergate Club, Berlin, dirtybird at Sankeys, Ibiza as well as hosting multiple Pets Recordings showcases across Poland and at Watergate. The label also spawned a new vinyl only sister imprint STEP.
Having kicked things off with their Pets party at BPM in January their label events program has continued at full pace. A packed summer season awaits the duo. Working arround the world in clubs of recognissed succes like ;. Definition on his line could be lounge and tribal fussion with tech house.
Underpinned by top-class studio knowhow, his crisp, forward thinking records are a joy to drop in front of even the biggest crowds. After more than 15 years of playing in some of the most prestigious clubs worldwide, Charles Schillings is one of the most sought after French DJs around, playing his eclectic and melodic, powerful House fusing Rock, Electro-Funk, Soul, Groove and Jazz. Whether he plays to an audience of thousands in Paris, Tokyo, Jakarta or London, he charms all with his music.
Besides his DJ and compilation work, Charles Schillings is also a composer, recording and producing his own music. A manifesto of sorts, it was the rare dance floor bomb that sounded as much fun to make as it was to dance to. His label, dirtybird, continues to surprise and innovate in the underground dance scene. The label features an enigmatic combination of house, funk, dirty-bass and electronica. A lot of the success of dirtybird and VonStroke can be attributed to a good attitude.
Claude VonStroke does not scowl and look mean while he DJs. He does not pretend to know everything and he truly loves his fans.
He is grateful to be doing music for a living and he knows that the reason people go to parties is to shake their ass and have fun. In this day and age of music cross-pollination, Claude VonStroke sits at the forefront of all that is good, proper and most importantly fun. DJ wise, his relentless touring of every major city, festival and basement after-party around the world has only enriched this unique perspective on music.
This September, a much anticipated third artist album will come from the dirtybird chief — this time perhap a slightly more moody effort but overall still just as exciting and innovative as previous works.
The album will be followed up by a massive world tour this fall starting in North America and travelling to Australia and Europe over the winter months. Craig Richards has realised worldwide recognition by staying in one place.
His residency at Fabric is an unparalleled success. Each and every week he creates an inspiring soundtrack for the club, never the same and always challenging, his early morning sets are legendary.
As artist in residence and musical director for Saturday nights at Fabric he is responsible for the inspired approach taken to programming by the club. Craig is currently producing an album of music and a book of poetry and paintings with Howie B to be released at the end of the year.
A run of form that is at its strongest, today. A hugely successful move to New York in quickly furthered his reputation, and upon his return to Europe he found himself to be in high demand, playing key clubs in Belgium, Holland, the UK and Ibiza.
His impact on the club was further celebrated in when he was asked to mix the debut Rexperience compilation of the series, coinciding with the 15th year of the Bass Culture parties. Always rebelling, always going places…. Lazarus was born in London, where he lived until he relocated to Los Angeles in During childhood, Damian was naturally drawn to classic pop music, and inherited from his grandfather an affection for showtunes which continues to exert itself in the strangest of ways.
His tenure at Circo Loco DC10 Ibiza has become the stuff of legend and found him consistently breaking boundaries of sound and stamina, freaking out the dancefloor and taking those on it to places they never knew existed, and may never get to again.
Recent releases on Rebels from Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, Deniz Kurtel and Art Department have found the label consistently breaking new ground and the new imprints CDR a digital only label and Rebellion are set to change the rules once again.
In Damian began Lazpod http: With many thousands of fans across the globe, Damian uses the show to let listeners in a little closer to his experimental and eclectic tastes. Night of The Dark Machines and Fabric 54 Released via Get Physical, the album boldly steps outside the realm of what one might hear in a Lazarus DJ set. A groundbreaking live set to accompany the album was been built from scratch, enhancing different elements and including new club versions of the more introspective album material.
Damian Lazarus is a believer in giving people something exciting, unusual and idiosyncratic. He lives life to the limit, always rebelling, always moving forward: He has a record label called Dig Deeper which is fabulous, has done lots of compilations and is generally pretty damn ace.
Pierre David Guetta, better known as just David Guetta, is a world famous music producer and a house music DJ who has shared the limelight with many of the movers and shakers of the music industry. In those days, he would play at night clubs which he kept doing till he released his first album in , prior to which he co-founded Gum Productions in It is important in the world we are living in today. David is also known as one of the most versatile DJs currently on the scene.
David Morales not only defines the superstar DJ, he is a talent that has so much more to give in a world that constantly changes. Born in Siena, raised in Naples, it took a trip to London for Davide to finally discover electronic music. Wooed by the mood and sound of the British scene, he returned to Naples flush with energy, excitement and a knowing that this new calling would consume him.
Davide is not available for comment. Davide immersed himself in this world in every conceivable way. Having honed his craft at home, in Davide left Naples for Barcelona unwavering in his resolve. Now, while touring around the continent, he began to release in earnest what would become a massive body of work, and at a dizzying pace. This and That Lab will be a unique fusion of label and think tank combining music, art and culture used as a platform for Davide and other like minded artists to develop creative projects in music, visual art, design, fashion and writing.
In addition to his genre-defining works, Davide continues to inspire and ignite dancefloors worldwide. Whether it be at Circoloco, where he has been a resident since , Womb, Berghain, D. Edge, or any other marquee venue, Davide plays with an unequalled funk and excitement. His signature sets, revered by the masses and peers alike, do a double duty in guarding our much-loved traditions while constantly pushing them forward.
Unfortunately, the minutes in the day are not. Consciously or unconsciously, scarcely any of us can imagine a life without high and low tones and waves of sound. Music has played a major role in the life of Arndt Meyer-Wegner, alias Dj Delicious, since the age of four. The son of a band musician was born in Bad Soden, very close to Frankfurt am Main, and from his earliest childhood he was unable to keep his fingers off either radios or record players.
The result was that he quickly learnt to use technical aids in a professional manner. In , during a school exchange in London, he first experienced the energy produced by the early wave of Acid House Music. From now on, at the latest, his interest turned completely to electronic music. Directly after his return from London he began to sketch out his own melodies on an Amiga Because this only delivered a restricted range of sound, the purchase of further equipment became inevitable, and shortly afterwards he was in possession of a complete studio.
A variety of successful remixes and commissions followed in the next few years: In no time at all Phunkwerk became one of the most talked about electronic Indie labels in the world.
Thanks to his many different projects and huge variety of ways of producing music Dj Delicious has given a fresh and innovative face to electronic music, a face that refuses to be pigeonholed into any pre-fixed genre. Aside from his huge variety of productions and remixes, his DJ-sets in which he presents a spectrum ranging from dirty electro sounds, House and Tech House tracks, via rock edits to techno classics, provide a mirror of his cross-genre musical fantasy and flexibility.
Week after week visitors to clubs and festivals in Australia, Africa, Asia, south and north America and everywhere in Europe underline and celebrate the slogan of Dj Delicious: A name now synonymous with the most cutting edge dance music from all corners of the world. He has a style that is constantly evolving and pushing barriers… having already caught the ear of some of the worlds largest DJs. Desyn, however, has managed to establish a sound that crosses boundaries and making his sound impossible to categorize.
Orgasmic is a somewhat strange way to describe what I do — but its descriptive. Desyn incorporates house classics, deep, tech, funky and progressive. His musical taste takes inspiration from acid house, funk, soul, disco, rock, Indie, Brazilian, carnival, reggae, dub… the list is endless.
Born and raised in London he was exposed to the acid house movement at The label has already gained international reputation for superb releases from dance legends MR C and Danny Howells with a second single forthcoming. Desyn Masiello is certainly one to watch out for in !
From to Any , Didier has a residency can in the most specialized club her in the south of France: He becomes, then, one one of the precursors of our the House music movement.
All Out these reasons in addition to day his success makes him coming get to Paris at the end Has of In , Radio him FG, the first radio that his adopted an electronic music concept How in France and worldwide, propose man him a daily mix show. End of , see he realizes, for the radio, Two a mixed compilation: From 95 to February use , he holds two offices: Since then, You he realizes the compilations: S One under the project name: This year saw the duo claiming the prestigious 02 slot in DJ Mags Top Poll, voted for by fans world wide, no accolade is regarded higher than this with in the scene.
Whether wreaking havoc across the United States, Europe, Asia, South America or Australia, ripping up the music charts with immense original tracks, unbelievable collaborations and huge remix cuts from the A-list elite, or playing their part in the incredible rise of the Belgian mega-festival Tomorrowland, the award-winning brotherly duo have become leading lights in the new wave of international dance music currently taking the planet by storm.
Their electrifying live combination of DJ sets and crowd-busting MCing has propelled them towards party notoriety. Having been on the road since the mids and as each year has progressed, so their profile has become ever more significant.
Highly regarded by the industry and fans a like, Smash The House delivers up front club bangers on a weekly basis, giving a platform to some of the freshest up and coming talent to shine.
As music selectors they remain one of the most in-demand acts anywhere in the world right now. Yet of all the events Dimitri and Mike bring their act to, it is with the critically acclaimed Tomorrowland that they are most closely affiliated. The pick-up from all this is their swelling fan base which is as impressive as their release schedule. To date the duo have amassed over 5. It has been without doubt an absolute fairytale story that has emerged from this talented and grittily determined duo from Belgium.
As the summer of moves through to the autumn season, their story will continue to grow and develop, effectively establishing their place in the pantheon of modern dance music greats. After two decades in the industry, there can be no denying that Spanish house sensation Daniel Manzano, or Dr. Early successes for Dr.
Original tracks and remixes have since come thick and fast, and to name them all would be one hell of a task. But the track that really put Kucho! The release enjoyed such success that it arrived in at No. Plentiful releases on prestigious labels have been an obvious sign of success, and a personal benchmark for Dr.
Eager never to compromise on quality, the launch of the Disc Doctor label has been nothing short of a triumph for Dr. With 65 releases to date and counting, he has used the Disc Doctor platform with full-effect to distribute first-rate house music produced by himself and other hand-picked artists, whilst maintaining the absolute quality control towards which he so famously strives.
Although the commitment to extensive studio-time is a must for Kucho! Dubfire has always been a risk taker, and his decision to go solo in was precarious, but staying true to his convictions was not without reward.
After more than twenty years behind the decks and in the studio, Dubfire continues to make his mark on the future of electronic music. The owner of infamous Paris nightspot Les Bain Douches spotted something in the hyper, perma-smiling party kid and approached him with a request: And that is what he has been doing ever since — as a promoter, DJ and especially as a gifted producer.
Dyed is as adept at juggling beats as he was dribbling basketballs, and he approaches every club with the verve and energy of an athlete rushing into competition.
What he brings to every club is a winning mix of style and enthusiasm. He oozes cool but Dyed never makes the mistake of taking himself seriously. His only priority is to keep the party rocking. The past two years have seen Dyed devote himself increasingly to production with impressive results. If anything the mischievous twinkle in his eye that led to his first gig as a promoter in Paris is brighter than ever, and his irrepressible urge to be at the heart of the party is just as strong.
Few producers in the history of dance music have made such a rapid and far-reaching impact on the electronic music scene as Eats Everything aka Bristolian Daniel Pearce. In a matter of months he has defined a whole new genre of forward-thinking underground house music that draws elements from classic house, UK bass music, Detroit techno, jungle and early rave, paying homage to everything from Randy Crawford to Ray Charles and Murk to MK.
Now gobbling his way across club land with the momentum of a runaway freight train, the last eighteen months have seen Dan heaped with a plethora of accolades. When it comes to solo productions, however, he limits himself to a select few labels, such as Dirtybird, Pets, Hypercolour and Futureboogie. Always one to go with the moment rather than to meticulously plan out sets, one such example was an off-the-cuff set with Claude Von Stroke in Ibiza last sumer.
What started off as a casual lunchtime spin to 40 people at Sands finished nine hours later to a crowd at least ten times bigger. This year will also see Dan continue to push Eats Everything to even loftier heights with the launch of his Edible movement. In the most basic sense, this will consolidate the many different facets of his buoyant personality and eclectic taste in music into a movement that will manifest itself in numerous ways.
Kicking off with a UK tour in May, this unique platform will encompass all things Eats, and will provide a vehicle with which to push him further forward than ever before. It was during the years and though, when Edu exploded onto the international electronic music landscape. Secondly, his label Elektisch was born. Over the past 5 years, Edu has curated original music and remixes from the likes of Pleasurekraft, Blond: As a remixer, Edu comes into this own.
What does the future hold? In a landscape of talent and technology however, to be truly unique is more than ever a rare quality. Eelke Kleijn, Rotterdam-based music maker, is that exceptional example. A talent crossing the border from producer into modern day composer, he has honed a natural flair over a year career but now is proving his moment. With peers and tastemakers standing up to take note of his original production, they have still only seen the half of his capacity.
As the projects get bigger and better, excitement for the young Dutchman is reaching boiling point across the globe. Deep, original tracks they were, but they also marked something so much more — the start of a decade long journey. Always one to have sole creativity of course, he learnt from these labels and it took just a few short years to set up his own venture, Outside The Box Music.
Complete with the back catalogue of epic productions his sets are packed with anthemic floor fillers that please the crowds the world over. From Asia to South America and Australia to his home in the Netherlands, Eelke has graced the stages in the finest of venues. With dates upcoming in all four corners of the globe, Eelke is bringing his music truly worldwide to hoards of smiling faces with hands in the air.
Creating records that strike a chord with music fans from all walks of life is what Eelke does best. With the melody set years back, he developed and honed the production around it, waiting for the perfect moment to drop it to the world.
Speaking to DMC World Magazine, Eelke detailed the simple yet pertinent reason behind putting out the track this year: Dance music sometimes takes itself too seriously. Combining the infectious tones of the original, Eelke seamlessly slotted in the vocals of rising star Tres: Eelke Kleijn constantly has his sights set on the biggest of endeavors. Whether it is own productions, Hollywood royalties or remixing the likes of Arcade Fire there is nothing his Midas touch cannot handle.
A producer, a DJ, a cinematic synchronizer but most importantly a modern day composer, Eelke Kleijn is a rare breed of music maker, and the world has only scratched the service of his talents. Eric Prydz is on a roll at the moment, without doubt leading the way. Eric is now in charge of three highly respected labels whose releases are in feverish demand, consistently selling huge quantities of vinyl which is truly incredible in the markets current climate.
The labels are arguably proving to be the most successful and forward thinking imprints currently existing. Each label was strictly developed to give Eric a platform to release his own productions without outside interference, simply his music on his terms. It was important for Eric to step back after his previous successes and release music without schedules and pressure. Releases on his more hard-edged Mouseville Records under the pseudonym Cirez D have been tough and powerful a throw back to the underground techno roots his native Sweden has become so famous for.
The more melodic based Pryda imprint showcases his early house influences with harmonies, melodies and hooks fused with his trademark powerful basslines. Eric has proven to be an artist that can actually fuse commercial success with underground success, something previously impossible to achieve and sustain.
It was always the enjoyment of working with music that kept Eric coming back for more. He jacked his job in, hooked up with two friends who had a small studio set up making more pop based material and lived the next two years virtually penniless — working on his own hard-hitting, techno-funk tracks and DJing locally when gigs came up.
Having made a bunch of new material solely on a Roland MC Groovebox he gave a cassette to a friend who ran a clothing store in Stockholm. As an in demand producer the remix offers were flying in. Then things went a bit crazy. With is debut album and new single set to drop, the worlds of techno and house are in safe hands. On his debut album he collaborated with Puff Daddy and Boy George alike. Dance music has been received really well, not only by people in clubs but also in the American mainstream.
The pendulum has swung back. For over a decade now, Erick has remained one of the most in-demand and instantly recognisable DJs in the world. Raised in Colombia, then New Jersey, Erick was weaned on a musical diet of Latin rhythms, reggae and hip-hop. He started DJing at the age of 11 and after securing himself DJ sets at several local gigs decided to take a studio engineering course at the local Centre of Media Arts.
Indeed, last summer the duo DJd together at Pacha Ibiza for the first time in a decade. In , after spending almost a year of meticulously planning everything from logos to packaging, Morillo took it that one step further and launched Subliminal Records with his production partners Harry Romero and Jose Nunez.
Next up is his long-awaited second album. I cannot wait to get this music out there. It seems like is already shaping up to look like another explosive year for the bad boy of dance. A prime house-pop group and consistent club act, Faithless is at its core a duo of producers Rollo and Sister Bliss.
Sister Bliss, a piano and violin prodigy from the age of five, converted to acid house in , and quickly became one of the U. Though the two had begun producing together as early as , Faithless became a stable quartet two years later with the addition of vocalists Jamie Catto previously in the Big Truth Band and Maxi Jazz from the Soul Food Cafe Band. Sunday 8pm followed in , and was reissued in with a collection of remixes titled Saturday 3am. A comedown mix album, Back to Mine, appeared in early , just before Faithless returned with Outrospective.
The Dance saw Faithless make a comeback in , but even with a high profile show at that years Glastonbury Festival, the album would become their last. In , Maxi Jazz announced via their website that the band would come to an end. Enjoying artistic freedom afforded only an elite few, Fedde Le Grand is a masterful pioneer of electronica, considered by countless fans and artists as one of the single most defining figures in house music. Not only indulging in his own perfectionist musical tendencies, Fedde also nurtures new talent through his Flamingo imprint, using his years of hard-earned experience to push them towards superstardom.
Outside of the studio and around the globe hundreds of thousands have witnessed show-stopping live sets that explode with ingenuity and originality. In Fedde announced the expansion of his critically-acclaimed Dark Light Sessions radio show from its birthplace in the US on broadcasting behemoth SiriusXM to stations across the planet, with countries as far spread as Brazil, Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Russia and more now receiving his blistering 60 minute mix on a weekly basis, earning the Dutchman an increasing hold on major dance music markets around the world.
His dedication to music and his unwavering passion for the dancefloor continue to make him an intrinsic and dominant part of the ever-evolving electronic scene. A touchstone, an inspiration and a pioneer; he is definitive, he is essential, he is house music at its finest.
He is Fedde Le Grand. Along the way, Felix gained mainstream press acceptance and was heralded by Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone and Spin as one of the most creative artists in music today. To accomplish this Felix took a new approach. I play keyboards because I really wanted to get a live feel for this record. Talking about some of the cast of characters he enlisted for the album, Felix relates how each had an effect on the superego of the album. The tracks on Devin Dazzle fluctuate between an upbeat spiritual side versus the temptations of the excess of nightlife under neon lights — partying and sex.
The Neon Fever formerly known as Glamarama represents the latter. She was willing to listen and work to improve with me. By 14 he too was recording house music on his four-track. After graduation he enrolled at Alabama State and began making hip-hop. Felix scored an album deal with Deep Distraxion in and dropped By Dawns Early Lite, one of the first full-length dance music artist albums ever.
In , Felix released the import-only I Know Electrikboy by Thee Maddkat Courtship, an album that despite its limited release, earned Felix reams of fawning press. Post-Kittenz, Felix has become one of the most sought after remixers and producers on the planet reinterpreting songs by everyone from the Pet Shop Boys to Kylie Minogue to Nina Simone. Felix being Felix, has an answer for everything: Dirty melancholic house music is the produce of much musical soul searching for emerging Norwegian star Finnebassen.
Leaving his teenage genre hopping days behind him, saw a house music epiphany, as a deep rooted interest in electronic music began, bringing Finnebassen to the sound he relays today. Although he has been producing music and playing gigs in his hometown of Oslo for a long time, has finally seen the first attacks of Finnebassen on the worldwide electronic music scene, in both performance and production.
The guitar you hear in many Finnebassen tracks is Finn himself playing: Respecting the work of his peers, he lists artists such Maceo Plex, Solomun, Art Department and all of the major players in house music of today as his influences. But, it is his own version of silky smooth house by which he intends to impress. As well as regularly playing at massive Oslo night spots Jaeger and The Villa, Finnebassen also has regular gigs worldwide, with recent visits to Berlin, Greece and many appearances around the UK.
There is also, excitingly, a planned tour of Brazil in November. Milan duo Danny and Alessandro combine an incredible work ethic, easy going personality and creative talent in equal measure. The rich mix of these three corner stones is Flashmob and the results speak for themselves. Having originally scored modern anthems Need In Me and Brick House for heavyweight labels Defected and Get Physical and felt full support from both the house and techno community, Flashmob continue to strive to deliver the perfect fusion of underground beats with crossover hooks that satisfy both the Saturday night crowd and Sunday morning community.
This unique combination has won them fans worldwide and each week Flashmob take to the skies to perform at amazing events at every country where serious sounds are enjoyed. Every week a new connection is made and Flashmob work tirelessly to try and make the most of every opportunity from their favourite labels. Released on the Italian label D: Francesco has always been a talented producer with a huge musical knowledge.
This hard work has brought him to launch his own record label, Rouge Purple, and radio show, Respect DJs. As a DJ, Francesco began his career in Tuscany. Francesco has an energetic, charismatic presence behind the decks creating a direct connection with everyone on the dance floor. Despite his international success, Francesco is the same compassionate man, still as devoted to music as when he received his first pair of decks and a mixer at the age of With a career spanning 2 decades and an entire generation, George Morel never fails to leave an impression while playing his style of Deep House, Minimal-Tech and Tech-House music.
His consistency has earned his bona fides among deejays and fans in electronic dance music scene. Guy Gerber has always been comfortable as an outsider. Before he was fiddling with drum machines and synths, Gerber was all about groups like Joy Division and My Bloody Valentine. These influences still echo clearly in his music today, especially in his use of harmony, contemplative moods and trippy, shoegaze- inspired sounds.
All the while, he was building Supplement Facts from the ground up, showcasing his own productions alongside those by likeminded artists, and illustrating each record sleeve by hand, so each release embodied his distinct creative panache. Supplement Facts is more adventurous than ever, melding organic with electronic sounds. Israeli producer Guy J has established himself as one of the most sophisticated and emotive producers in electronic music of the last decade, with a body of work and a sphere of influence that belies relatively short time in the spotlight.
Whether it be his sensual, hypnotic take on house music, his deeply textured techno or his wondrous ambient material, his work is always touched with a magic and emotion that few rival.
From its own Love Parade to major clubs and radio shows, the country has long been a bastion for underground electronic culture. John Digweed snapped up the glistening, dramatic slice of deeper house music up for his legendary Bedrock Records, setting in motion a chain of events that would change his life forever.
I never knew it would lead me to having two albums on a label that I really grew up with. Its sublime Depeche Mode-esque synth work pointed to a talent that surprised considering his short time releasing records, and his ascent from hereon was steady and rapid.
His debut album Esperanza gained plaudits in with its classy, ethereal blend of progressive house, techno, electro and electronica, while the follow-up Words went deeper still over two discs of expansive soundscapes and intricate dancefloor explorations. But to make an artist album is a way for me to deliver pure music. To feature on two labels that are essentially synonymous with two very different scenes is testament to his versatility, and above all, the quality and conviction of his productions.
One such crew is based proudly in Hamburg; goes by the name of Diynamic and owes a large part of its success to German born Holger Behn aka H.
First and foremost, H. Ask any of the people who have been lost in one of his residencies at the likes of Watergate in Berlin, Studio 80 in Amsterdam or Ego in Hamburg over the last few years, and they are unlikely to disagree. The usual biographical tales of teenage years being spent having music lessons do not apply here: The prolonged dance floor exposure H. One of the most iconic things about this festival has come to be H. Henry Saiz is the creator of a style that is a combination of his love for all things electronic with a deep passion for art.
His music, as well as his work as a sound designer for film and TV has always been marked as forward thinking in approach and groundbreaking upon delivery. Not a man to be content with such success, Henry whilst producing some of the biggest tracks around has also simultaneously been developing his live show.
Using a combination of Native software and hardware, an Akai APC, Access Virus TI and other equipment, Henry has complete control over his meticulously created and fully original edits, loops and tracks.
Following on from the likes of Timo Maas, Joris Voorn, Will Saul and Agoria, Henrys addition to this world-renowned mix series has more than lived up to expectations and has set a new benchmark in depth and quality. Whilst being a producer, DJ and live performer is paramount to Henry, another element close to his heart is finding and developing new talent.
Henry started his own label, Natura Sonoris Nature Of Sound in and it has become a platform for not only his own productions but also for artists such as Damabiah, Cora Novoa, Sistema and Ryan Davis to name but a few. The focus of the label is to connect electronic music with art and life. This is reflected in all aspects of each release from the music itself down to the artwork, a formula that has been received extremely well and now has a big following worldwide.
ISH and many others. Due for release in February on his own label Natura Sonoris, this ground-breaking concept album engages his fans in an exciting and never-before-done way, by asking them to send him recordings and samples that he will incorporate into tracks from his album.
Everyone can be involved in the creative process; fans can use the custom built interface on http: Be a part of his album today by visiting the site on your computer or smart phone. Henry has now taken his DJ and Live shows around the globe.
His constant growth has enabled him to spread his music to new audiences and is, without doubt, one of the bright new talents on the global electronic music scene.
In the recent explosion of talent and DJs that the music industry has witnessed in the past few years, there are very few who can show the long-spanning career Hernan Cattaneo has cultivated throughout his over three decade span as an underground artist.
Furthermore, there are few DJs can truly attest to the kind of dedication to a quality, underground sound that Hernan has uncompromisingly championed. More than a performer, he has been a leader, taking the Argentinian house movement from a local collective to international prominence, and along with it exposing the world to some of the most now critically acclaimed sounds in progressive, house, and techno.
It was at Clubland that he soon gained the respect, recognition, and friendship from the some of the most influential acts of the time, with nods from John Digweed, Sasha, and Paul Oakenfold to name a few.
Moreover, it would in fact be his relationship with Paul that would lead to his invitation to join the legendary Perfecto Records. This would in turn lead to performances at legendary venues and events such as Burning Man, Bedrock, Pacha, and Fabric. By the time his first international compilation on Perfecto was released, Hernan had already established himself as a staple artist of the international scene, with his DJ sets receiving widespread acclaim for their ability to express a unique, thought-provoking musical journey: Known for his love of all music, his dedication to his fans, and his commitment to consistently delivering quality, he has built a reputation for class and good showmanship that is often lacking in the modern music scene, and has proven himself one of the few artists who has proudly stood by his musical principles that he started with in the beginning of his career.
With a new Balance compilation forthcoming, an intense touring schedule at some of the biggest dance venues on the planet, and his Resident radio show which has garnered millions of plays over the years, it is fair to say Hernan Cattaneo remains one of the most active performers and producers in the scene today. Uncompromising and driven by a relentless passion to deliver the best to those who appreciate him, Hernan will continue to be one of the defining forces in underground dance music for many years to come.
Iban is characterized by its energy and technical cabin and the strength and freshness in his music selection. Label management, production, remixes…after fifteen years behind the decks, French electronic music pioneer-DJ keeps on forging ahead.
Fifteen years behind the decks and an obvious fact: Jack knows the dancefloor commandments inside out. He contributed creating them in France helping in the expansion of electronic music and also spreading the good word of French techno abroad. These last months allowed him to re-examine his practical artistic experience from every angle starting from his involvement on a global scene Paris and his residency at Rex, Europe but also China, Japan, Israel, black Africa, Lebanon, South America… to the fashion shows and his collaboration with Paco Rabanne or Jean Paul Gaultier.
From the character known by everyone to the one involved in every field of electronic music, the native of Marseilles made a beneficial reorientation. It was the beginning of a new cycle starting with records production, remixes, label management…Owing to Wicked, set up in , the artist gained a strong foothold in the record industry.
The same year, on this very label he released his first tracks Got To Believe and Bump. Jamie Jones and his label, Hot Creations, have been credited with creating an iconic sound that has paved the way for a warmer, more melodic, deeper side of techno to emerge. In less than a decade, he has catapulted himself to stardom by shattering genres and breaking out of the confines of minimal techno.
He and his label, Hot Creations, have been credited with creating an iconic sound that has paved the way for a warmer, more melodic, deeper side of techno to emerge. He continues to be seen as a leader in his field and an innovator who will dictate the direction of a booming industry.
Plays Punked up Garage House Beats. Not to be messed with, makes a nice cup of tea. Luke Rowe - Team Sky's third British rider - finished as the lanterne rouge, the rider in last place on general classification. The two remaining jerseys were both won by Team Sunweb, with the German team also picking up four stages, two each for Michael Matthews and Warren Barguil.
After Marcel Kittel claimed his fifth win of the Tour on stage 11, the German sprinter had a seemingly insurmountable lead in the green jersey points classification of points over Matthews. However, the Australian never gave up, going on the attack to pick up intermediate sprint points and after wins on stages 14 and 16, the Sunweb rider was just 29 points behind his Quick-Step rival. Kittel was then forced to abandon after crashing early on stage 17, with Matthews pulling on the green jersey and soon building an unassailable lead of his own.
Sagan, who won the previous five points classifications, was disqualified for his part in a crash involving Cavendish, another former green jersey winner, on stage four. Barguil was distraught after being denied in a photo finish by Uran on stage nine, having thought he had won. The year-old Frenchman responded in fine style, though, by utterly dominating the King of the Mountains classification.
He proved a deserving winner - building his total through two stage wins and long-range attacks to take points over the summits of some of the Tour's toughest climbs. His victory on stage 13 meant he became the first French rider since to win on Bastille Day, while he became the first of any nationality to win a Tour stage at the summit of the Col d'Izoard on stage Yates took the white jersey off Pierre Latour at the end of stage four and kept it all the way to Paris.
His key rival for white was South African Louis Meintjes. The two finished one place apart in the general classification, with Yates seventh and Meintjes eighth. Meintjes' last chance to seriously challenge his rival for white was Saturday's time trial through the streets of Marseille - but after Until Kittel abandoned, the green jersey competition was shaping up to be very tight and Barguil has animated so many of the mountain stages in his fight for the polka dot jersey.
So this Tour has been the most exciting for a while. He has never really been in a position at any point where he could relax and consider yellow in Paris a foregone conclusion.
Stage 15 - where Froome had to have a bike change while Bardet's team were trying to turn the screw - showed just how strong physically and mentally he has been at this year's Tour. Everybody in the team played their part. Mikel Landa, Michal Kwiatkowski and Luke Rowe in particular were true professionals and that is what the Tour is about - not just the individual leader, but his team-mates all working for one goal.
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