Cari Lekebusch is a Stockholm-based sound architect alongsides other Swedish Techno profiles like Adam Beyer, Joel Mull, Alexi Delano and Jesper Dahlbäck. He has borne many pseudonyms over the course of his illustrious career to date including Fred, Mr Barth, Braincell, Shape Changer, Vector, and The Mantis to name a select few. Some of his earliest musical influences include James Brown, Ralph Lundsten, Herbie Hancock, African Bambaata, Egyptian Lover, Chris "The Glove" Taylor, Kraftwerk, Mantronix as well as many of the hip-hop and electro sounds that emerged during the eighties.
Artist PageCari Lekebusch
Artist PageCarlo Lio
If music is the Universal language then Toronto Native, Carlo Lio is surely multilingual. It is this universal appeal that has allowed Carlo to speak to so many people without ever having to say a word. His ability to capture sounds and emit them so expressively is a gift. Music has always been a priority in Carlo’s life; anyone who witnesses him gracing the decks can attest to this. Carlo can turn a careful observer into a dancer through the raw emotion and passion in his music. Music is a language; it is a means of connectivity, intimacy and communication and Carlo has brilliantly captured and shared this with his fans.
Artist PageCarlos Valdes
Born and raised in the Netherlands (14-05-1982) with Chilean parents, Carlos Valdés was interested in music at a very young age. His parents encouraged him at the age of 6 to develop his musical skills and he started to play the piano and sing. From the age of 17, he started going out at nights and discovered electronic music for which he developed a passion. When he first heard Rolando’s classic ‘Knights of the Jaguar’, he was so impressed that he decided to start buying vinyl.
Catherine Britton aka Cassy left England for Austria with her Caribbean father and Austrian mother in 1975. She spent her childhood in Vienna and Lower Austria learning to sing and studying music at an early age. After studying drama and acting in London for three years she returned to her hometown of Vienna and began working in the theatre. But she soon gave up acting when she realised she couldn’t stand the profession.
Artist PageCatz n Dogz
Catz n Dogz, previously known as 3 channels, formed by Wojtek Taranczuk and Grzegorz Demianczuk define their own style as a contemporary mixture of dance music. You are likely to find them playing disco/deephouse at the small parties they organise frequently in Berlin and Szczecin as well as techouse and techno at festivals and big clubs all over the world such as Fabric, Panorama Bar, Watergate, Studio 80… Grzegorz and Wojtek met in 2003 while working for local ABC radio channel and organising periodical parties called “Electronic House” at Mezzoforte club in Szczecin.
His love for music began at the age of five when he learned how to play the piano. Cellie`s DJ-career started in 1984, playing disco, electro, rap, funk, rare-grooves and new-wave in clubs all over Holland, Germany and Spain. In `89 he returned to Amsterdam and started working in club Mazzo as floor-manager/programmer [booking bands and DJ`s], and picked up DJ-ing again. Here he started organizing the popular Saturday-nights called `Unity` which became a huge success.
Chaim is a true stand out artist in today’s fast paced electronic world. After the first wave of stunning releases for labels like Supplement Facts, Cocoon and MBF, for over a year now Chaim has worked exclusively with the Berlin based BPitch Control imprint. His recent acclaimed output, like is debut album ‘Alive’ in spring 2011, has proven his powerful, individual productions to be some of the highest quality club tracks around.
Artist PageChateau Flight
Château Flight is the collaboration between Parisian DJ and producers Gilb’r and Nicolas Chaix, aka I:Cube. The two are a ragbag of different infuences and styles: Gilb’r is a hip-hop-loving ex-radio jock who even became known for spinning drum’n’bass alongside the likes of Fabio and Grooverider during the nineties, while I:Cube’s debut single ‘Disco Cubizm’ propelled him into the premier league of French house producers when he was just a teenage schoolboy. The pair formed Château Flight in 1997 with an open agenda, and have since released a variety of remixes and albums on Gilb’r’s Versatile label.
Artist PageChris Carrier
There are two kinds of DJs: those whose goal is to make a name for themselves and those whose goal is to make music – and let the rest follow. Parisian Chris Carrier is among the latter. For more than a dozen years he’s been an underground icon, churning out more than one hundred records and remixes for a host of labels. Too busy working to chase a spot in the limelight, Carrier is nevertheless rightly revered as one of the most gifted, prolific producers on the dance scene. Refusing to restrict his output to one genre or one school of thought, Carrier has dabbled freely in everything from house to hip hop, drum ‘n’bass to minimal, techno to electro.
Artist PageChris Tietjen
Chris Tietjen wird am 17.10.1985 in Cannes (Frankreich) geboren; im Jahr 2000 entdeckt er die Welt der elektronischen Musik.
Es kam wie es kommen musste – von Sven Väth inspiriert, war es nur noch eine Frage der Zeit, bis die ersten Plattenspieler zuhause standen. Seine stetig größer werdende Leidenschaft für die Musik in all ihren Formen brachte ihn im Sommer 2002 nach Ibiza, wo er durch Zufall auf einer von Sven Väths privaten After Hours selbst die Plattenspieler bedienen durfte. Er hinterlässt einen bleibenden Eindruck! Sein intensiver Drang, musikbegeisterten Menschen sein Können zu präsentieren, veranlasst ihn 2003 dazu, bei vielen privaten Veranstaltungen in der näheren Umgebung zu spielen.
Artist PageChris Wood
Deeply influenced by the Frankfurt sound of the early 90s, Chris Wood’s interaction with electronic music quickly developed from passion to profession. It is via his work at Delirium Frankfurt Record Store and the “Delirium House Division” that had developed from it, that Chris suddenly became one of the sought-after Frankfurt Locals. After completing his studies as audio engineer, Chris Wood got to know the DJ and producer, Pascal FEOS, and started working for his network, GEM/Elektrolux. Since 2003 Chris was working as label manager for levelNONzero, the label wich was founded by Pascal Feos.
Artist PageChristian Burkhardt
Christian Burkhardt is an artist truly absorbed with the range of sonic possibilities. A producer not content with existing within the realms of House and Techno, but one that is determined to further stretch its limits with his signature sound. A native of Heidelberg, Germany, who along with the likes of Reboot, Johnny D, Markus Fix, Ray Okpara – all from the country’s Southwest quarter – have carved out a niche’ revolution within House and Techno that has influenced the global electronic music community nearly as much as Detroit, Chicago, London and Berlin have in there respective years of glory.
Artist PageChristian Burkhardt & Einzelkind
Many people seem to think there has been a House music resurgence. Whether House has been masquerading as Minimal, swaying Disco-House, or in the form of a soundtrack to drunken 19 year-olds´ night out as Fidget, it never really left. Some say this “new” sound has been coming in droves out of what many call The Rhein-Main, an area of Southwest Germany in and around Frankfurt am Main. Well, why would it come from this area in particular? Probably because it has always been there, while you were listening to clicks, pops, and sampled air-horns, House has been alive and kicking.
Artist PageChristian Smith
Now based in Sao Paulo, he has been championing his funky mix of house and soulful techno for more than a decade, playing across Asia, North & South America, and Europe, plus regular slots at festivals like UK’s Creamfields, Holland’s Dancevalley, Spain`s Monegros and Belgium’s I Love Techno. His music released on a variety of top labels like Renaissance; Adam Beyer`s Drumcode, Josh Wink’s Ovum, 100% Pure, John Digweed`s Bedrock, and his very own Tronic, only proves his flexibility in the studio. Similarly on the decks, Christian’s set is a cauldron of chunky grooves with loads of energy.
Artist PageChristian Varela
Winner of the International Award Ibiza 2007 as BEST Techno DJ IN THE WORLD, Dj Of The Year 2007 and Best Techno DJ 2008, in the eighth year in a row. Cristian has more than 25 prizes (best label, best producer…) along more than 18 years of recognised career…
Influenced by a special family of artists and his mature musician career to finish (piano- solfa) he composed the soundtracks for some national theatre shows, movies, fashion “pasarelas” and TV spots. Cristian has a massive worklist with more than 150 productions and compositions for the most prestigious international labels and companies such as Sony/BMG, Intec, MB
Producing records since 2002, releasing internationally since 2006, Irishman Chymera has carefully honed his melodic brand of techno and house over the years and found support from a wide range of DJs and fans in the process Chymera (real name Brendan Gregoriy) hails originally from Cork, Ireland. Throughout his teenage years he was heavily immersed in various forms of guitar based music.
The young and rising Dutch duo Cleavage, with an amazing live act (music & visuals), is a very big gift for the international house scene and already caused a stir in the Dutch house scene in a short period of time.
Cleavage introduces their all new style based on a combination of old Chicago house and Detroit techno, combined with new UK house sounds and an epic Synthpop flavour.
Artist PageClick Box
Brazilian techno with colour and spice
Click Box is taking Brazilian techno into new directions. Formed by São Paulo DJs/producers Marco AS and Pedro Turra, both with a long-time involvement in the Brazilian scene, Click Box started producing tracks four years ago. They immediately took to the stage to present their live performance. Click Box’s music is based around a timeless point of view, they want it to sound fresh even ten years from now. Their basslines are always fat and groovy, followed by big hook lines, hypnotic melodies and synth modulations.