Faysal Nadif, better known as La Vondèl, literally made his first steps in music at the age of 10. He cut and pasted old school cassette tapes to create his own mix-tapes, so he could practice and perform his dance moves. During his successful dancing career he came in contact with electronic music at the various clubs he was performing at. The performance of the Wighnomy Brothers at Awakenings Festival triggered him to start producing his own electronic music. Coming from a hip-hop and garage background and being a frequent flyer at underground party’s made him a multiform producer with his own deep, melodic and energizing sound.
Artist PageLa Vondel
Lauhaus (Laurens Lanting) is an Amsterdam based dj/producer who has been active in the Dutch techno scene for 10 years now. Late 2004 Lauhaus started the “Polder” project together with David Labeij, which hasn’t been without succes. April 2008 their first album is released on Shindoe’s Intacto label. Next to this he is also one of the members of the 6 men laptop collective “Amsterdam 661″ (other members: David Labeij, Kabale und Liebe, Julien Chaptal, Quazar MG and Boris Werner).
Artist PageLaura Jones
Every once in a while on this scene of ours, the stars align and a new name spins out across the cosmos. In 2012 that name is Laura Jones.
A protégé under the Visionquest banner and nurtured under the wings of Leftroom, Laura exploded into the public consciousness in 2011 with her deep and intrinsically melodic vision of house. Her ‘Live A Little’ track was included on the ‘Visionquest Spring’ sampler, and her breakthrough single ‘Love In Me’ stormed the Beatport chart and held the no.1 spot for several consecutive weeks – the second time courtesy of stellar remixes from Maceo Plex, Kate Simko and Eats Everything.
Artist PageLayo & Bushwacka
Layo & Bushwacka! are one of electronic music’s most esteemed duos. Comprising of Matthew ‘Bushwacka’ B, a percussionist in the London School Symphony Orchestra who waas converted into a member of the infamous Rat Pack after a warehouse party in ‘88, and Layo Paskin, a North Londoner immersed in the acid house scene who met Mr C at one of the legendary Clink Street parties in 1988, before together setting up their world renowned night club, The End.
From the hand full of female techno dj’s Holland represents, there’s only one as sweet as candy.. But that is just the looks! Do not underestimate her fine (dj)skills and her love for music. This girl’s been around long enough to understand how to rock a crowd. Her sound can best be described as a mix of harmonic house, techno & minimal with a female elegance, and a daring edge.
Artist PageLivio & Roby
Deep in the Romanian wilderness, beyond the foggy wastelands and the drab greyness of the metropolitan district you can find the base of two musical wizards who invoke the spirit of the past to transmit a very modern interpretation of their nation`s musical traditions. They are known as Livio & Roby and they have been putting their own supernatural twist on house and techno for the past 10 years. Their connection with the global electronic music movement has been channeled via highly influential outlets such as Desolat, VIVa, Saved and Fumakilla.
Artist PageLone Striker
DJ/Producer from Amsterdam is resident and founder of Rebellion in Amsterdam. Rebellion is a fast growing name in the Amsterdam underground house scene. With parties, festival area hosting, a weekly radio show called Rebel Radio and their recording studio they are a breeding ground for fresh talent and a haven for music lovers. Lone Striker has been around under various guises and as JP he is part of the infamous HQ and Dance Valley crew and helped building the Amsterdam House scene to what it is today.
Artist PageLos Suruba
Spanish duo Delmar and Alvaro have been spinning and producing records since they formed ‘Los Suruba’ soon after studying design together.
They have enjoyed a meteoric rise to the upper floor of the underground house music scene and along the way have rocked crowds with fluid and versatile house.
They command Suruba Records, a four tiered label that covers almost every imaginable section of electronic music output, and have overseen an obscene amount of releases since its formation in 2007.
At the age of sixteen Lucatone discovered the house scene and immediately developed his love for electronic music. Within a year Lucatone bought his first equipment and he was ready to rock! It quickly became clear that playing records was more than just a hobby. After playing at many underground parties, his funky and energetic sets were quickly discovered by many people.
Artist PageLuna City Express
Timelessness and innovation – both poles can be unified in house music. For 10 years now Norman Weber and Marco Resmann have been living out their love for house together both at the turntables and in the studio as Luna City Express. Music and nightlife inspired both of them from early on. Norman often accompanied his father, a musician and DJ, on tour where absorbed a melting pot of party music, from Funk and Disco to HipHop and Acid Jazz. At 14 he heard his first Chicago House Mix on tape – a musical revelation and the beginning of his subsequent career.