born 1987 in offenbach.
fall in love with electronic and techno Music in 1995 (with 8 years) as he listen to a set from sven väth at the radio from an big event called “hessentag”.
in 1999, when he was only 12 years old, he started to contribute actively and played at various parties – at that time rather at private and illegal ones. he made his first musical attempts using a play station. while his mates were playing super mario and pac man, he tried to get crazy sounds out of the console and he was quite successful at it. 1 year later he began to produce his first tracks on his computer.
in 2006 he released his first record “the art of m” on weave music. and just at its predecessor “anin”, the records were played by many well-known djs.
matt starr describes his musical style as follows: “everything i like or microphunk”. he plays everything from ambient and trip hop stuff to rather hard techno – everything he likes, depending on the mood. but in the clubs he mostly goes ahead in a pretty strict and determined way: “it’s got to make people dance! it has to be groovy!”
started 1996 with an 808 and a turntable, assimilated all kind of analog and ancient home computer technologies. still oscillating through outer space.
resistance is futile….
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as essential as the beating heart, rhythm has been a driving force in his life. in the orange world, ears are eyes – colours, shapes, emotions, moods and stories become visible and tangible when transformed into their corresponding sound.
for five years now, this lonely fox has been roaming the forests of electronic music; exploring, devouring, hunting across unchartered territories. in December 2009 he stepped into the light with his debut album ”Ausflug” on Igloo Records, which others have called ” intelligently beautiful, powerful and deeply free”.
egon orange is a live act chef, concocting dishes with a delicately sweet hypnotic flavour and with an edge of psychedelic spiciness. The inevitable side effects are a strong desire to move your body and an eerie feeling that time is standing still.
what are his secret ingredients?
curiosity, kindness, humility, diligence and an open heart. ..
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Giovanni Verga – may chart
1. Me And The Three_ADA_Areal
2. Shakin_Reynold_Eintakt Records
3. Todd Terje_Ragysh (original)_RBCR-78
4. Giovanni Verga_Another mix (Jussi pekka rmx)_Trenton records
5. Tevo Howard_Dusa (original mix)_Tevo Howard recordings
6. Interlude 3 (Barlow’s Ain’t No Interlude Extended Edit)_ Drop Out Orchestra_ Drop out records_
7. The Xchange (Original Mix)_Dionne_Terpiston
8. Rotarydisco76_Untitled in the ghetto_RAR003
9. Theo Parrish_Stop Bajon_ Translation version_Archive
10. Unstable Condition_ John Tejada_ kompakt
Reynold @ Unit – Tokyo
donato di trapani
donato di trapani is a young electronic musician born and grown in the isolated, warm island of sicily. his experimental music relies on an early classical education – he loves j.s. bach – and numerous collective projects… see more.
Born in August 1975 in Paris, France, Frankie’s interest in electronic music started in the early nineties. He bought turntables, and after a lot of practice, found them a great way to express himself through a combination of technical tricks and creativity. From this interest came a desire to create his own music, which falls somewhere between minimal, click n cuts, tech house, techno and deeper techno.
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elias landberg, born and raised in stockholm, sweden 1978.
his musical influences comes from detroit techno,house and early electronica.
artists like,the black dog,mark broom,carl craig and boards of canada,inspired him a great deal.
the music he makes is born out of passion for the industry, and all the small details surrounding him in his everyday life.
his own style fits somewhere in between minimal techno, detroit and house.
touane´s dancefloor-oriented, yet funky series of 12¨s have caught the ttention of djs and music lovers around the globe since his signing with stewart waker´s persona records back in 2004.
An italian expatriate who found his new home in Berlin some five years ago, like most of the contemporary electronic music producers Marco found in the german Hauptstadt the ideal habitat to develop his art. From here, he has been able to make himself a name through a series of releases which instantly displayed an original approach to techno, still avoiding to blindly follow the consolidated trends and revivals which seem to come up one after the other in the underground dance music scene. Appearing soon on the map as one of Italy’s most respected electronic music producers, ever since Marco kept providing in various forms quality electronic music and an entertaining live show.
The consolidation of Tonni’s talents came first with the chart-topping single Bassic, licensed for Fabric Live – Tiefschwarz and for XLR8R’s Berlin Issue compilation CD back in 2006; then with releases on Dumb-Unit, Trenton, Regular, Liebe*Detail, Resopal, Minisketch, Lan Muzic, he’s been able to trigger a successful serie of tours which spread from the U.S. to Japan, and while he appears regularly in some of Europe finest clubs he keeps evolving his live show bringing together the energy of the funk and the sharpness proper of the manipulation of sounds via cutting edge electronics.
On the way to release his third album, the follow up to 2007 Figura, Touane keeps up with his tradition of more laidback and daring music on his longer efforts: Self Quote, which will be released as a 2 part album, will be out this autumn on Miami’s Schematic.
More hectic activity is soon to come from the man, since 2009 will also see the launch of Marco’s own imprint, Left Handed , which will establish a small home base for the core of his productions, songs and sound design. Left Handed will feature exclusively Touane’s music, and is intended as a free field of expression for dancefloor inspired excursions.
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SLG is Lukasz Seliga, producer hailing from industrial city of Lodz, Poland. Rooted in both techno and house music with a strong funk flavor, he has been releasing records since 2005.
His debut EP “Quarter Past Eleven”, released on a small label from Dusseldorf – Level Records, was charted in Groove Magazine’s prestigious Top 50 and reviewed as “excitingly fresh interpretation of deep minimal house”.
Shortly after SLG started producing for Cologne’s famous Trapez, where he has been releasing his techno-oriented tracks.
The highly acclaimed “Nine Hours” EP and the excellent “Caffeine” were played by artists from all across the electronic scene. Lukasz himself started to get a very busy tour schedule. His expressive live set takes him from Rashomon in Rome to Watergate (Berlin), Londons finest T-bar or to his favorite Club Asia (Tokyo).
In the meantime he has also worked with Mike Shannon’s Cynosure imprint and Catz’n'Dogz own Channels Records and was asked to remix for labels like Morris Audio or Pulver.
After a recording hiatus SLG is back with a deep funk sound, inspired by classic house and detroit-esque soulful techno.
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Dubbed an “elegant dark lord of the dance floor” by XLR8R Magazine, Alland Byallo is a DJ, producer, label owner, graphic designer and event organizer – a tour de force within the club and underground music scenes.
Born in Los Angeles, Alland began his musical journey at a young age. Trying his hand at piano and trumpet as a young boy and influenced by the experimental electronic sounds of the late 80s and early 90s, Alland grew captivated with the world of dance music, bought his first pair of turntables and eventually began experimenting with basic production. While working at WAX Records, LA’s now defunct authority on dance music, Alland’s tastes matured, and a move to San Francisco in 2003 saw Alland’s star rise quickly; while in SF, Alland honed his talents DJ-ing at respected venues stateside and overseas, started his own an underground dance music label named Nightlight Music and launched one of California’s most inspired techno-focused nightclub events, the monthly [KONTROL].
Gaining global attention producing gems for definitive record labels like Poker Flat, Liebe*Detail, Dirt Crew and Missive, by the time Alland garnered four stars from influential web-based dance music magazine Resident Advisor for his original full-length album release, Brick By Brick (2009), Alland’s devotion to the techno-house sound was plain and his fate as one of dance music’s major talents was reasonably sealed.
At the same time, Alland’s ongoing DJ residency at [KONTROL] found him sharing the stage with a roster of talent that reads like a who’s who in electronic music, leading to a solid demand for Alland at dance music gatherings around the globe – often as a headliner at renowned events and venues like Berlin’s Panoramabar, Brazil’s D-Edge, Detroit’s annual DEMF Movement Festival, Munich’s Harry Klein and Tokyo’s La Fabrique, among many others.
More recently, a move to Berlin has Alland expanding his horizons and focusing not only on DJ-ing and producing but also, adding a greater organic touch to his productions – more vocals, more experimentation, and dare it be said, a little more soul.
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luke le mans
luke le mans
Back in 2000, taking influence from the minimal techno passion of his Japanese peers, Luke added to this his love of Chicago house and instantly embarked on throwing the wildest events Osaka had seen. Bringing all the major artists of the mid 00′s minimal tech house explosion to the city, most of them their first time. In 2006 a release on Trapez records with major support including the legendary Josh Wink and another release on Trenton records in 2007, Luke stepped it up and enjoyed bookings at some legendary clubs across the globe including, Bar25 and Club De Visionaire – Berlin, Club Womb and Unit – Tokyo, Bank Club – Beijing, and behind the famous grand piano at Honky Tonks – Melbourne.
Since back in Sydney Luke been a regular booking at the Deep as F**k events and has commenced work on a new project with a partner, another recent alien to Sydney, which promises to deliver some very deep and pushing tech house mayhem.
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detroit, pampa, dresden, leipzig and from there the start into the whole wide world! daniel was clearly born in detroit because only so can that innate love of this sound scape be explained. he has so intensively and earnestly dealt with the matter in a manner which suggests his living it.
initially the “born detroiter” in his boyhood had his first rhythmic taste by way of the little drummer boy set for 8 years. starting in the mid-nineties what followed was the stefanik big-bang: research, reading, slangin goods, learning, cash collection, looting of the hard wax, the development of an affinity for the proper records, laying sets in the berlin strong box, adding new wrinkles to his sound… until he then belonged to those who had taken such a dose of the electro that there was no turning back. clearly, the fella had driven this musical tonal activity deep into the folds of his grey matter. heart and sensibility now share the proper place: “maybe i am a lost romantic. soul…that’s what’s important. the heart must be there!” together with stefan wesemann as urban force he affects a unique vision from dub, electronic, & techno. further stations of his production and dj activity are statik entertainment including digital label-instabil, cargo edition, moon harbour, tanzmann & stefanik, dessous, mobilee, a residency as dj in the distillery in leipzig and club zooma plauen, and not to forget his numerous remixes with the completely special stefanik-feder (feather).
the playful multifaceted-nous, mental impact and nerdy aesthetic of his musicals put different stylistic facets to: dub, house, techno, minimal-, & maximalist tonal imagery, in addition to the detroit bow each with weight and pitch as an adjustable parameter, seeping into the stefanik-esque production a script without rigid limits!
his behavior stems from his passion as a dj: pure sensibility, compelled movement, studied intensity, situational fine-feeling and sheer lust always form statements for the public and for himself. the end of 2008 saw a special heartfels occasion with the album “reactivity” on static entertainment a truth, on many levels worked hybrid from the dub world, harmonic riffs, ambient moments paired off with depth and visionary impact from house and techno. in the here and now there is daniel stefanik at the like-minded freude am tanzen camp, with his first release, which in 2008 was blessed with the `licht of vinyl’ being itself a true enriching of the opulent fat-catalog. his art is to reduce at just the right place, thereby the quintessence of the music is brought to the fore and at the same time a feeling of frivolity is left behind.
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frank martiniq is an international dj, producer and sound design pioneer. his unique vision of electronic dance music, combined with his talent, dynamism and experimental projects have acted as a springboard, propelling him to the forefront of house and techno global club scenes.
it all started in 1991, germany, frank martiniq devoted his life to analogue instruments and electronic music. it’s got to be said that any dj who turns up to play with 30 kilos of vinyl in tow is serious and frank martiniq wouldn’t ever consider packing any less. his no-nonsense dj sets encompass everything from chicago house to dub techno and venture through prime detroit cuts.
this massive spectrum of sound is needed to build his ideal four hour dj set which begins at the opening slot and builds elegantly right through to a massive 4/4 prime time. and if you ever get the chance to see one of his ultra rare live sets, drop everything and go, he cracks out the most alien analogue machines you will ever see but only for the most exciting parties. these dance floor shaking sensibilities have seen him take to the technics of the biggest clubs in bejing, berlin, london and detroit.
in the studio frank creates with both with hardware and software. he’s canny about his production methods and he has a reason to be, since his first release in 1995 he’s been on to an unmistakeably good thing. this is the man whose 12” “adriano” on boxer recordings sold out in just two days, and who went on to release a dozen 12” and three double lp albums on the imprint. this huge body of work built up production skills that are, to put it lightly, enviable. so much so, that the legendary native instruments recruited him as a sound designer for reaktor 4, reaktor 5, massive and maschine.
frank martiniq has always been a reference point in international electronic music whether based in kiel or cologne, but 2009 saw him make the logical move to berlin. he relocated to the capital and was commissioned to work on a prestigious, experimental sound design project for the max-planck institute. frank was challenged to create sounds that envisioned 20 years from now and he single handedly designed soundscapes from the sizzling of synapses to the droning of digitalisation. the futuristic project entitled “the science express” toured through 60 towns to international critical acclaim. as for his own future, frank is constantly reconfiguring his sound, getting ever more creative: releasing his deep techno direction on stroboscopic artefacts, playing shows internationally and is busy in the studio working on visionary sounds for his fifth studio album.
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sid lerock (aka pan/tone, gringo grinder) is one of canada’s leading electronic producers with 6 albums under his belt and well over 50 singles..and climbing!. he remixed for depeche mode, fairmont, placebo and did collaborations with dj koze, ada, metope and jake fairley.
sid lerock was born and raised in the northern regions of ontario, canada. moving constantly from one small town to another cold and desolate town due to his fathers search for work as a uranium minor / lumberjack. sid left the family cabin to make the move of his own. first to windsor where it was there, in the neighboring city of detroit that he first made contact with techno music during its famous underground warehouse parties. he then made the jump to the big city of toronto to study music engineering. it was there that he become more involved in techno as a life choice career rather then just as a avid listener. feeling that itch to move again, as it was a thing that seemed natural for him to do based on his upbringing. sid lerock made the overseas voyage to cologne, germany in 2003. he was in the first wave of the north american invasion to europe. the success and demand for his music allowed him to live in europe since then, where he presently resides in berlin.
sid has been producing as well as performing live since 1998. his unique brand of music, which blends modern dance floor electronics with rock n roll esthetics is what makes his music sound so explosive and captivating to the ears. you can feel all levels of raw emotion with sid’s need to express this through melody and what he claim’s as “the human error factor”. he says, “no matter how well you think your in sync with the crowd, its best when the unexpected digital hiccups occur. then, thats when i feel most connected to everyone. the errors and how you have to quickly recover from them is what proved to be my best performances. people just want to hear the human behind the machines.”
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jakob is a berliner, from kreuzberg to be exact. as all good parents do, his wanted him to play an instrument. after years of successfully dodging music lessons and his parent’s wishes, he finally at the subtle age of 15 decided that he desperately needed a bass guitar, which then through diligent practice manoeuvred him from hardcore bands to funk and jazz bands. but suddenly, there was a small problem: he liked techno parties much better than rock concerts.
so, as one does, he began buying the odd techno maxi here and there until one day little jakob thought to himself: “why heck, i can do that too!”
so off he went and bought himself an overpriced atari st40 and a cheap synthesizer, only to realize that oops those guys from detroit really do know what they’re doing and that it wasn’t that easy after all. well, that is basically where jacob’s ambitiously planned out life suddenly took a screeching of the wheels turn in another direction….
franziskus is from erfurt, a small and rural part of germanys quite rough and wild east, which didn’t stop him from starting piano lessons at the innocent age of 6. his musical interests took him from the usual suspects like michael jackson and the pet shop boys through to hardcore (obviously not on the piano). but then one day, or night to be exact similar to jakob, all was to suddenly change….. a fortuitous night out at the legendary e-werk in 1993, made this young mans heartbeat skip from chopin over to a 4/4 beat where it was to remain, probably forever.
three years later franziskus took up residency at the infamous sub ground lighthouse after hour, resulting in numerous further bookings.
the paths of these two young men crossed whilst they were both studying to be sound engineers. seeing as all the other students in there year were long haired metal heads it was only a matter of time until their paths crossed. so, after spending a few long berlin party nights together they decided to see if they could start a project together. and so the story ends or better yet, begins with format:b…