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Disclosure are an English electronic music duo, consisting of brothers Guy (born 25 May 1991) and Howard (born 11 May 1994) Lawrence. The siblings grew up in Reigate, Surrey. Their No.1 debut album 'Settle' was released on 3 June 2013 through PMR Records.Content: https://www.facebook.com/disclosureuk/info?tab=page_info
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Radric Davis (born February 2, 1980) better known by his stage name Gucci Mane, is an American rapper and CEO of So Icey Entertainment.
In 2005, he released his independent debut album entitled Trap House, which featured the successful single "Icy" with Young Jeezy. However, disputes over the rights to this single eventually caused a rift between the two artists. Hard to Kill followed in 2006.
Gucci Mane was propelled to mainstream success with the release of Back to the Trap House in 2007, which sold 32,000 copies in its first week. The album was fueled by the hit single "Freaky Gurl" which peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks, #19 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and at #62 on the Billboard Hot 100.
After ending another prison term, Gucci Mane began working on a mixtape called Writing on the Wall and "Guccitendo". A new official mixtape "Guccimania" has some of his new 2009 singles featured on the mixtape. Gucci Mane is signed to Warner Bros. Records.
Recently, he has appeared on remixes of the Black Eyed Peas "Boom Boom Pow" and Mariah Carey's "Obsessed". He also makes a guest appearance on Mario's "Break Up". He will be releasing his upcoming label debut album (currently untitled) tentatively slated for fall 2009, with the first single being, "Wasted" featuring Plies which was originally from his 2009 mixtape Writing on the Wall. The single is so far Gucci Mane's best single to date peaking at #50 on the Billboard Hot 100, also at #4 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and #5 on the Hot Rap Tracks
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Daniel Dewan Sewell (born March 16, 1981), better known by his stage name Danny Brown, is an American hip hop recording artist from Detroit, Michigan. He is known for his individuality, being described by MTV as "one of rap's most unique figures in recent memory." In 2010, after amassing several mixtapes, Brown released his debut album The Hybrid. Brown began to gain major recognition after the release of his second album XXX (2011), which received critical acclaim and earned him such accolades as Spin's "#1 hip hop album of the year" as well as Metro Times' "Artist of the Year". In 2013, he released his third album Old, which reached number 18 on the US Billboard 200 chart and spawned three singles, "Dip", "25 Bucks" and "Smokin & Drinkin".
1981–2009: Early life and career beginnings
Danny Brown was born Daniel Dewan Sewell on March 16, 1981 in Detroit, Michigan. When he was born, his mother was 17 and his father, who is half Filipino, was 16. Brown's talent for rhyming came at a very young age as his mother would read Dr. Seuss books to him as a child. So when he started to speak, he would talk in rhyme. His father was a house DJ who exposed Danny to all the music he would spin as well as music from the likes of Roy Ayers, LL Cool J, and A Tribe Called Quest. Danny Brown had always wanted to be a rapper, for as long as he could remember: "In kindergarten I'd say I wanted to be a rapper and people'd just laugh at me. 'That's a pretty funny job,' they'd say."
His young parents did their best to shelter him from the Detroit street crime and gang life: "My parents ain't really want me out the house. They did as much as they possibly could to keep me in the house with whatever the newest video game was. But you know you can only keep a kid in for so long. Plus that had me sheltered, so once I did get away I used to disappear for like four days." His two grandmothers helped provide for his family. His mom's mother worked for Chrysler, she bought four to five houses. "To this day we still got those houses. She owns three houses in a row on that block. She raised her three children and a host of others in the middle house; the one to the left she paid cash for in the 90's from her long time neighbor; and the one on the right was her parents home that she inherited when they died. She also owned two other homes on the east side of Detroit one in which Danny Brown and his family was raised. The fifth house also located on the east side was occupied by his aunt and her family. "On the East Side, I used to get beat up all the time. [Laughs.] I had nobody over there and I'm the oldest with two brothers and a younger sister. And I'm kind of not really gangster like that. [Laughs.]", said Brown in a 2012 interview. While originally from the Dexter-Linwood way of Detroit, Brown later moved into the Hamtramck. He heavily associates with Detroit in his music.
At age 18, Brown became a drug dealer: "Once I got above a certain age, all that parent shit stopped. My mom and my pops split up. Once my pops left, I was the man of the house. I always told myself I was going to be a rapper my whole life. I was selling drugs since that's what all my friends were doing. And it was kind of like something to rap about maybe. Although his intentions were to stop once he got in trouble with the law, Brown was already too accustomed to the lifestyle: "I always told myself once I got my first case I was gonna stop. Then I got my first case, but I didn't stop. I got distribution and manufacturing and possession with intent to distribute. I was 19 [at the time]." His run-ins with the law didn't stop there either: "I caught my second case loitering with some weed, but it violated my probation but I ran and I didn't go to court. I just ran for like at least 5 years. But once I got caught I had to do 8 months. When I violated my probation, I got my second case and I was scared. I had warrants so I couldn't really slang like that cause I didn't wanna go to jail. I was broke in the hood. I had nothing else, so I just started going back to studying music and trying to become a rapper. After he did his time, Brown began to take his passion seriously and turn it into a career: "I got out of jail in '07. I took it serious from that time but it took a lot of shit to happen in my life to get me confident to know I could do it. I had more confidence when I got out of jail because the day when I got out of jail I started selling weed. I ain't had no money after the first two months, like, 'I was way better off in jail.' By then I was already making my New York trips and going to recording studios so I was already serious when I got locked up. When I got out it was like, 'It's now or never.'"
Brown began his career in a hip hop group called Rese'vor Dogs, alongside fellow Detroit-based rappers Chip$ and Dopehead. In 2003, the trio released an independent album titled Runispokets-N-Dumpemindariva, under Ren-A-Sance Entertainment and F.B.C. Records. In the summer of 2003, the group received mild rotation on Detroit radio stations with their lead single, "Yes". After growing up on hip hop and tuning his rhyming skills in the city, Brown landed the attention of a Roc-A-Fella Records A&R Travis Cummings, where Brown was soon in New York recording in other artist's studios. After the lack of success with the Roc-A-Fella situation, Danny Brown returned to Detroit and eventually linked up with producer Nick Speed.
2010: The Hybrid
In 2010, Brown befriended fellow American rapper, Tony Yayo of G-Unit, and together they recorded their collaborative effort Hawaiian Snow (2010). The G-Unit association led many to wonder if Brown would eventually sign with 50 Cent's G-Unit Records. But Brown, who favors fitted jeans and a vintage rock-inspired wardrobe, didn't fit with G-Unit's image: "It was a real thing. 50 was with it; he just didn't sign me because of my jeans. He liked the music, but he didn't like the way I looked," Brown told MTV. "I understand where they were coming from with that, but you gotta understand where I'm coming from too: I'm from Detroit."
After recording and releasing four volumes of his Detroit State of Mind mixtape series and other free self-released mixtapes, Brown released his first solo independent studio album, The Hybrid (2010), on Washington, DC record label, Rappers I Know. It was this album where Brown began to use his trademark high-pitched voice: "The first song that I ever rapped [with the high-pitched voice] was 'The Hybrid,' that's why we called it 'The Hybrid.' I think that was [when I found my voice]. That was the statement that I can rap and I can do every style of rap." The album came to fruition after he had written the aforementioned song: "The Hybrid started out because I started working with Hex Murder. Hex was managing me at the time and I had started recording in Black Milk's studio. We were working on a project and I had came up with the song 'The Hybrid,' so that gave me my whole intent on what I wanted to do with my next project. I started writing a new album and that's the album that I wrote. Then I hooked up with my homie Magnetic and he would just look out for me and gave me free studio time—so I would go record from 3 in the morning til 6 in the morning, because we were using the free time when nobody was there. Then I hooked up with Frank from Rappers I Know. I liked what he was doing with his blog. He looked out for me and helped me out a lot and then we put it out and the rest is history."
In 2010, Brown also signed to Brooklyn-based independent record label Fool's Gold Records: "My manager [Emeka Obi] asked me who I wanted to sign to and I said there's two labels I want to sign to: XL or Fool's Gold. He knew [people at] Fool's Gold. He saw Nick Catchdubs in a burrito spot, asked him about it, and Nick said he'd get back to him. Q-Tip and A-Trak went and ate lunch around last March. A-Trak told Q-Tip he was thinking about signing me and Q-Tip told him to do it. A-Trak called me and signed me. I met Q-Tip but I know Ali Shaheed more. Ali Shaheed is kind of like a mentor to me. Around the time of The Hybrid, I met him through Frank from Rappers I Know and he just started showing me love. We talk on the phone a lot."
Brown made his biggest commercial and critical move to date in 2011, when he signed to Fool's Gold Records, where he released his album XXX, as a free download. It received numerous critical accolades, including being named the best hip hop album of the year by Spin. Pitchfork gave his album an 8.2 out of 10, stating "If XXX was nothing but debauchery and desperation, it would quickly devolve into an endless slog. Thankfully, Brown is also hilariously funny, an endlessly inventive rapper driven to cook up outrageous variations on standard rap boasts." The publication later went on to name XXX the 19th best album of 2011. XXX was also named the 6th best album of 2011 by Passion of the Weiss, calling the album "an uncomfortably honest self-portrait made even more remarkable by the fact that Danny Brown is alive to tell the story."
On November 1, 2011 Brown released his collaborative effort with American record producer Black Milk; an extended play appropriately titled Black and Brown!. On November 28, 2011 Brown released the music video for the XXX-cut, "Blunt After Blunt". The video was directed by fellow American rapper ASAP Rocky, who also made a cameo appearance. In the wake of his success with XXX, Brown began touring with Childish Gambino in March, 2012. On March 13, 2012 Brown released the visual treatment for the brandUn DeShay-produced track, "Radio Song", from XXX. The video was directed by Alex/2tone.
In 2012, Brown was featured on the cover of XXL, as part of their annual "Top 10 Freshmen list" along with fellow rappers Hopsin, French Montana, Machine Gun Kelly, Iggy Azalea and Roscoe Dash, among others. It was announced in February 2012, that for their Spring Style issue, FADER enlisted both Kendrick Lamar and Danny Brown to cover the front pages. In an interview singer Jennifer Herrema revealed that Danny Brown will be featured on the second album by The Avalanches. Later in the year Brown confirmed that he was working with The Avalanches on a song called "Frank Sinatra" On Brown's official website, he confirmed that he would be performing at the 13th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos. Brown signed a partnership deal with Adidas Originals, which is Brown's latest sportswear.
In February 2012, Danny Brown was featured first on the cover of the publication The FADER, in its 78th issue. On March 22, 2012 Brown teamed up with Scion A/V to release a new song titled "Grown Up". The music video for "Grown Up", later released on August 20, was also presented by Scion A/V. In August 2012, it was rumored that Brown was working on a new album entitled Danny Johnson, to be entirely produced by Johnson&Jonson (Blu and Mainframe), however Brown later denied these rumors and confirmed that the album had already been released for free in 2010, under the title It's a Art. In August, Brown also performed at the 13th annual Gathering of the Juggalos. In September, Brown teamed up with Scion A/V once again to release the debut project of his rap group Bruiser Brigade (a hip hop collective featuring Brown, Chip$, Dopehead, Trpl Blk, Zelooperz and in-house producer SKYWLKR). The project was a four track extended play (EP) eponymously titled Bruiser Brigade.
In October 2012, Brown was featured on the soundtrack to the film The Man with the Iron Fists, on a track titled "Tick, Tock", alongside fellow American rappers Raekwon, Joell Ortiz and Pusha T. On October 24, 2012 Brown released the music video for a song titled "Witit", taken from the deluxe edition of XXX and his OD EP; later that day after Complex kept referring to his next album as Danny Johnson, Brown took to Twitter to reveal the correct tentative title to be ODB. From September to November, Brown appeared alongside Schoolboy Q and ASAP Mob as supporting acts for ASAP Rocky's 40-date national Long. Live. ASAP Tour.
In December 2012, Brown announced ODB had been completed. He explained that the album won't be as consistently humorous as XXX, but said that people will be surprised with the outcome: "The new album is done. We're pretty much just figuring out a way of presenting the right way to get released...the title of the album for now is ODB. I can't really elaborate on what that means until the album comes out, and then they'll get it. I don't want to give too much because then it'll be a much more rewarding listen for my fans." He continued, "It's a rewarding listen when I listen to it. I don't know if I laugh as much - I think I laugh when it's over with, and that's the difference between this album and XXX. With XXX, you laugh throughout it, and by the time it was over with, you were like, 'Oh that wasn't too funny.' This one, when it's over, you're laughing hysterically...it's not necessarily what's being said on the album, but the album [itself], like, 'I can't believe he made this.'" Rolling Stone magazine named Brown's single "Grown Up", the 41st best song of 2012.
On December 17, 2012, in an interview with Pitchfork, Brown revealed the album would actually be titled Old. The album, set to be released under Fool's Gold, will be released to music retailers unlike any of his previous releases. Brown said it's about "75% done" and in the mixing stages. The album was announced to include contributions from ASAP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Kitty and Purity Ring, the latter of whom are contributing production, along with a hook from vocalist Megan James.
In January 2013 it was announced that Brown would be performing at the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. In the summer of 2012, someone alerted the proudly D-list celebrity Kathy Griffin to a YouTube video. In a joint interview with Noisey, Danny Brown and ASAP Rocky—two rappers she wasn't familiar with—had agreed that they'd like to have sex with her. Griffin, never one to turn down an opportunity for weirdness, invited them both to appear on the Valentine's Day episode of her talk show Kathy. On February 14, Brown appeared alongside ASAP Rocky and Russell Brand, on Griffin's late-night talk show where they played a dice game called "Suck breast? Kiss stomach?" and discussed the possibility of having children.
On March 1, 2013 Brown and American record producer Baauer, announced their upcoming "Worst of Both Worlds" Tour. For the trek, the Fool's Gold signees started off in Houston, Texas on April 9 at Fitzgerald's. The brief trek, which only hit the West Coast, made stops in Austin, Texas, Tucson, Arizona and San Francisco, California. They played both weekends of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, wrapping up the tour on the second weekend (April 20). On March 8, Brown announced another tour in promotion for his upcoming album, the "Old & Reckless" Tour, featuring American female rapper Kitty, accompanying him. For his first-ever headlining tour, Brown began at SXSW on March 15, with a pair of shows. After completing his "Worst of Both Worlds" trek with Baauer, he was joined by Kitty for stops in St. Louis, Missouri, Ann Arbor, Michigan, New York City, New York and Madison, Wisconsin. The tour concluded at Indianapolis, Indiana's Deluxe on May 14. In March, Brown also won his first award ever at the 2013 Woodie Awards, winning in the category "Best Video", for his work "Grown Up".
On March 18, 2013, Brown revealed in a Twitter post that Old would be released around the time XXX came out, which was mid August. On March 23, it was announced Brown signed a management deal with Goliath Artists, which also houses names such as Eminem, The Alchemist, Blink-182 and most recently Action Bronson, who has previously collaborated with Brown. On May 3, Brown announced through Twitter that Old would feature guest appearances from Freddie Gibbs, Schoolboy Q, Mr. MFN eXquire, Scrufizzer, A$AP Rocky, Ab-Soul, Charli XCX and Purity Ring. He also revealed the production on the album was handled by Paul White, Oh No, Rustie, Skywlkr, A-Trak, Darq E Freaker and Frank Dukes. After an unfinished version previously leaked earlier in the year, Brown visited Tim Westwood on BBC Radio 1xtra in June 2013, to premiere the official version of "Kush Coma", a song featuring ASAP Rocky, taken from the Old album. On July 23, Brown was featured rapping alongside Insane Clown Posse, in the music video for their song "When I'm Clownin'".
On August 12, via Twitter Brown expressed feeling less than a priority at Fool's Gold Records: "Man #OLD fuck around and never come out ... Smh," tweeted Brown, referring to his forthcoming album, Old. Brown then threatened to leak the album himself: "I'm a fuck around and leak that shit myself if niggas don't get it together." Subsequently, Fool's Gold Records founder A-Trak, announced that Old is indeed in the label pipeline, with a music video on the way. On August 26, 2013, via Twitter Danny Brown announced Old would be released on September 30, 2013. Old debuted at number 17 on the US Billboard 200, selling 15,000 copies in its first week of release.
On October 3, 2013, Danny Brown and A-Trak announced their 'Double Trouble' Tour. In November 2013, Brown was featured in the interactive music video for American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan's 1965 hit single "Like a Rolling Stone". In January 2014, Brown guest starred in the Fox animated TV series Lucas Bros. Moving Co., voicing a character named Jumanji, in the season one episode "A/C Tundra". Danny Brown's song "Witit", was also featured in the episode. On January 22, 2014, Danny Brown made his network television debut with a special performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Joined by Purity Ring's vocalist Megan James, Brown performed "25 Bucks", off his critically acclaimed album, Old.
On March 21, 2014, it was announced that Hot Soup, one of Brown's early mixtapes, would be re-released as a double LP and 7" with 7 bonus tracks for Record Store Day. It will also be released on CD, with a bonus disc of instrumentals. Along with Hot Soup, Brown will also release Old as a double LP and a box set. On March 25, 2014, Brown appeared The Arsenio Hall Show, where he promoted his third album Old and performed the single "Dip", from said album.
On July 10, 2014, Danny Brown opened for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, in front of 37,500 people in Marlay Park, Dublin. On July 11 and 12, Brown opened in front of 100,000 fans for Eminem's sold out concert at Wembley Stadium in London, England. In November 2014, Brown appeared on the song "Detroit vs. Everybody", alongside Eminem, Trick-Trick and Big Sean, from the Shady Records compilation album, Shady XV.
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Chris Lake (born 8 August 1982) is an English house DJ/producer, who lived much of his life in Scotland.Musical careerLake first became recognized for his bootleg remixes of The Prodigy's "Climbatize", Leftfield's "Phat Planet", and Eurythmics "Sweet Dreams". which he did under the alias "Cristophe D'Abuc". His 2006 track with vocals from Laura V, "Changes", reached the UK Singles Chart, peaking at #27. "Changes" was first released in 2005 on Alternative Route Recordings and was licensed to Universal Music for a full worldwide release in Summer 2006. It reached #10 on Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay chart. His 2007 single, "Carry Me Away" (featuring Emma Hewitt), topped the Billboard Hot Dance Airplay Chart. He scored his third consecutive top ten hit on the US dance chart with "Only One". "If You Knew" featuring Nastala, became his fourth consecutive top ten single on the US dance chart. A debut album is planned for release in 2009.Lake has been a guest DJ on many radio shows such as Pete Tong's Radio 1. Tong hailed Lake as the "best thing to come out of Scotland since Mylo."Chris Lake runs two labels: Rising Music and Rising Trax. For in-studio mixing, Lake uses Logic Pro and Ableton. He is managed by Brett Fischer.Content: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Lake
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Some may know Marc Kinchen as an icon of the dance world, some may know him only by his initials, "MK", and then there are others who only know his music. This has been MK's experience ever since his breakthrough remix of the international classic hit, 'Push The Feeling On' by The Nightcrawlers was released. However, in the past 18 months we have heard his smash remixes of Lana Del Rey and Chris Malinchak, as well as his solo projects on Hot Creations and Defected. MK has long been responsible for taking ordinary pop records, and turning them into dance classics. This was evident when his third version of Storm Queen's 'Look Right Through' hit Number One in the UK charts this past November. To date, his version of the single has reached 400,000 in sales in the UK.
It's obvious even to a newcomer or neophyte enthusiast that Marc Kinchen's talents go beyond that of just a classic house or dance remixer. He is an artist, producer, DJ, songwriter and an internationally respected name in the worlds of R&B and pop as well as Dance. MK has long pushed the boundaries of musical genres in ways that have earned him a stellar reputation across the board. As a teenager growing up in Detroit, MK was lucky enough to be befriended by one of the true Techno originators, Kevin Saunderson. Kevin became a mentor and big brother, giving Marc the keys to his already infamous, Detroit KMS Studios.
During those early years, MK chose to follow the path of Producer/Artist over that of a DJ. Staying behind the scenes in the studio enabled him to hone his craft. At the same time that Marc was working his magic at the mixing desk, there was a completely different story being told out in the clubs and dance charts as his music gained notoriety all over the World. One after the other, his productions and remixes were going top ten, top five and Number One over and over. We fast-forward to the present after a self-imposed break, MK has returned with some fantastic mixes and productions. Once again, he has proven himself to be consistent and yet surprising, with a whole new series of songs that showcase his uncanny ability to reinvent and rework an existing track.
Over the last eighteen months, MK has become one of the elite in the Shazam charts. He has remixed Lana Del Rey's 'Summertime Sadness' and 'Blue Jeans', Sky Ferreira's 'Everything Is Embarrassing', Storm Queen's 'Look Right Through', Dillon's 'Thirteen Thirtyfive', Chris Malinchak's 'So Good To Me', Sinead Harnett's 'Got Me', Hot Natured's 'Forward Motion', Le Youth's 'Dance With Me', FCL, 'It's You', Wankelmut Ft Emma Louise 'My Head Is A Jungle," Shadow Child's 'Friday', Sam Smith's 'Money On My Mind', Kant's 'Ey Yo', Inner City and Duke Dumont's upcoming single 'I Got You'. Future projects include his new group Pleasure State, with Anabel Englund and Lee Foss, writing and working with Shadow Child, Duke Dumont and Route 94, and his own solo MK album. He is also re-launching his label, Area 10 and working on upcoming remixes for Paloma Faith and Pharrell, Angel Haze and Sia, Rudimental, new group Monarchy, and London Grammar's next single, 'Hey Now', as well as Haim's, 'Days'.
MK's return to the scene as a DJ has him travelling the world at near record pace. Over the last year, he has been in Ibiza, Germany, London, all over the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Denmark, Holland, Norway, Italy, Croatia, Belgium, Mexico, Chicago, LA, Denver, SF, Boston and even Russia.
"Sometimes we do three cities in one night and that can be wild. It is very different from the solitary existence the studio lends itself to, but I like them both," says MK. "There is really nothing more exhilarating than hearing and seeing the crowd react to a record you have produced, it is so instant, so much warmth and good energy, I am really having a ball". 2014 will even see MK tour Australia for the first time.
A lot has changed for MK since he produced his first record, the now legendary 'Burning' for his own label, Area 10. That record quickly led to him to NYC and a deal from Virgin Records. During those years, MK was putting out songs like 'Burning', 'For You' (4th Measure Men), 'Do It Right, Feel The Fire', 'Love Changes' and 'Always'. Most of these songs still fill the dance floors today, as do his 200 plus remixes for artists ranging from Bizarre Inc, Blondie, Pitbull, JLo, Janet Jackson, Moby, Luther Vandross, Brandy, Pet Shop Boys, Enrique, Masters At Work, Dev, Happyhead, and Jodeci. It would also be impossible to forget the numerous remixes of his iconic versions of 'Push The Feeling On' (Nightcrawlers), which is still one the biggest crossover house hits and has been re-released five times. Even Pitbull used MK's version of 'Push the Feeling On' for his international hit single, 'Hotel Room'. MK has long been cited as an influence by leading producers/DJs, including Todd Edwards, Maceo Plex, Dubfire, Danny Daze, Laidback Luke, Afrojack, Todd Terry, Duke Dumont, Lee Foss and countless others.
In 2012, MK was honored to have his own House Master CD. It was quickly followed by the popular compilation 'MK IN THE HOUSE' in 2013, also on Defected. The release was a double CD featuring current MK favorites and remixes, along with a second installment of his House Master CD. 2013 also marked MK's entry into Pete Tong's Hall Of Fame. 2014 is promising to be a wild ride with new music, adventures and fantastic live shows.
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Grant Kwiecinski, also known by his stage name GRiZ, is an American DJ and electronic producer from Michigan. He is known for playing the saxophone along with producing funk, electro-soul, and self-described future-funk.Content: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GRiZ
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Otis Jackson Jr., known professionally as Madlib, is a Los Angeles-based DJ, multi-instrumentalist, rapper, and music producer born on October 24, 1973 in Oxnard, California, United States. Known under a plethora of pseudonyms, he is one of the most prolific and critically acclaimed hip hop producers of the 2000s and has collaborated with myriad hip hop artists, including The Alkaholiks, Mos Def, De La Soul, Ghostface Killah, Talib Kweli, A.G., MF DOOM (as Madvillain), and the late J Dilla (as Jaylib). Madlib has described himself as a "DJ first, producer second, and MC last," and he has done several projects as a DJ, mixer, or remixer. Madlib has been an influence on an upcoming generation of producers and musicians, many of whom prefer Madlib's abstract styles. Content provided by: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madlib
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Daley Padley, also known as Hot Since 82 is a British DJ and house music producer currently based in Leeds, UK. He has been releasing music under the Hot Since 82 moniker since 2012. His music has been rapidly gaining in popularity, with Mixmag Magazine describing his progression in the house scene as "meteoric."
Padley grew up with three brothers and one sister, whose eclectic tastes in music he cites as inspiration for his diverse, difficult to categorise sound. His father refurbished old Volkswagen Beetles, often installing them with high-power sound systems, which Padley and his brother used to nurture their love for loud, bass-heavy music early on.
Padley entered the electronic music scene at a young age, beginning to frequent area nightclubs at the age of 14. His formal DJ education started at 17, playing 12–13-hour sets each Sunday at a club in his hometown (under his birth name). His residency soon became a top afterparty destination for clubbers in the area. As word got around, Padley's notoriety increased, resulting in a 2006 residency at Cream Ibiza in Amnesia under the banner of Leeds club Glasshouse.
Padley is a self-avowed romantic, and lover of romantic comedies.
Becoming Hot Since 82
In 2010, Padley was attending an Ibiza afterparty when the music suddenly cut out. He plugged his iPhone into the party's speakers, and incidentally, one of his works-in-progress came on. Though Padley had admittedly not made the track with the intent of releasing it, reactions at the party were roundly positive, causing him to contact his friend Danish DJ/Producer Noir, who runs the record label Noir Recordings. Noir was impressed, and released it on his label. 'Let It Ride' came out on Noir Music on 5 September 2011, hitting number three on Beatport's deep house chart. Thus, Hot Since 82 was born.
Rising out of relative obscurity, Padley has recently been featured in a variety of widely popular electronic music media. After a year of releasing his music, Padley was featured on Pete Tong's authoritative Essential Mix show on BBC Radio 1 in August 2013, playing a 2-hour exclusive set.
Soon after, Padley was commissioned for a remix of electronic music pioneer Green Velvet aka Curtis Jones' song 'Bigger than Prince.' The track was released in September 2013, and rose to the Number 1 position on Beatport's dance music charts.
He released his first full-length album, Little Black Book, in October 2013 on Moda Black Records, featuring collaborations with Joe T Vannelli and Thomas Gandey, as well as remixes of Rudimental and Shadow Child.
Padley launched his own imprint, Knee Deep in Sound, in 2014, on which he hopes to release music from up-and-coming artists with an underground "vinyl" sound.
Electronic music website Dancing Astronaut ranked Hot Since 82 at No. 7 on their list of Top 25 Techno & Deep House Producers of 2013.
In April 2014, Hot Since 82 was featured as Mixmag's cover story, with a recent mix of his featured as the magazine's 'cover mix.'
Padley has toured extensively in Europe and North America and has headlined many of the world's leading electronic music festivals, including Creamfields and WMC.
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Stephan Bodzin (born 4 August 1969 in Bremen) is a German DJ, techno-producer and label owner. Stephan Bodzin also performs as a live artist. A classically educated musician, he is a producer of mainly electronic music projects. In May 2007 Bodzin's debut album "Liebe Ist" was released on the label Herzblut.
Bodzin was born in Bremen, Germany and is the son of an experimental musician. Composing music for European theaters was the first successful platform for Bodzin's music.
He has been involved with techno music since 2006.
Producers Oliver Huntemann and Marc Romboy have worked with Bodzin. He has remixed songs for Depeche Mode, Booka Shade and The Knife. Bodzin has recorded on Get Physical, Datapunk, Gigolo, Systematic and Giant Wheel record labels.
He describes himself as a "melody man". DJ Hell dubbed Stephan Bodzin's tunes as the "Bremen sound".
Bodzin created his own record label called "HERZBLUT" in 2006 where he found the ideal creative framework for his endeavors.
"Authenticity is everything - without it everything would appear to be nothing more than a hollow shell."
"Throughout my releases and all my collaborations I managed to let my ideas flow freely and to develop my own style."
"I understood that my personal definition of good and bad music is very dynamic and that's why intuition is so important in this business."
"[...]after all it's the melodies that endure."
"This was a massive step forward, I produce music to share it, and I can experience this great feeling in each of my gigs."
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Life has been changing quite dramatically for a 25 year old British-Japanese, producer/dj by the name of Maya Jane Coles and having recently released her biggest body of work to date; her debut album "Comfort" things look set to keep on changing...
Born and bred in London, by any standards Maya has enjoyed a rather unique start to her career; from global spectacles like playing under the World's largest mirror ball at the Tate Modern (UK) or charting internationally with her DJ Kicks mix for K7! to making the Resident Advisor top 10 DJ Chart 2011 & 2012.
In the last 24 months alone, Maya has already graced the cover of over 14 magazines in 8 different countries including Mixmag (UK), Village Voice (USA), Trax (France), Groove (Germany) and Vicious (Spain), alongside coverage in magazine's as diverse as Vogue and Nylon through to Rolling Stone and Men's Health with the likes of KCRW, BBC Radio 1, Per Se playing her tracks on radio.
This heightened profile has helped Maya already reach an impressive 10,000,000+ Youtube plays, 200,000+ Facebook fans, 10,000+ plays per day on Spotify, 40,000+ Twitter followers and over 110,000 Soundcloud followers amassing 2,500,000+ channel plays in 206 different countries and rapidly growing ever day!
Critical and music fan support alike have also helped Maya to pick up multiple awards along the way including Beatport's 'Staff Pick: Artist of the year 2011' and the likes of "Best Producer', "Best DJ", "Best Compilation" or "Best Underground Track" from a variety of media from Mixmag and DJ to FACT and SPIN!
So why all the fuss? Well, Maya is somewhat of an enigma in today's music world; on a typical Maya Jane Coles record, Maya will have written, produced, engineered, arranged, mixed and performed every element of the track; sometimes top-lining and, on most occasions, even designing the sleeve artwork too.
Comfort is no exception with Maya taking full control of all production duties. Alongside Maya's solo works, the album includes a number of special guests, some familiar alongside newer talents.
Maya's debut long player is an eclectic melting pot of sounds and textures drawing on everything from house and techno through to R&B and Dub and was released internationally at the beginning of July 2013 on Maya's own label I/AM/ME led by the singles "Everything" ft. Karin Park and 'Burning Bright' ft. Kim Ann Foxman.
However for an artist releasing her first album Maya is not some overnight success but rather someone who has been paying her dues and honing her craft for years...
First intrigued by the musical mixture of sounds from dub to punk to soul to jazz to world to classical music played at home; Maya began to pick up a few instruments herself and started to produce.
Production felt like the natural next step to realise her own vision at every part of the process from beginning to end. First producing hip-hop at 15, Maya migrated to dubbier electronic sounds aged 16; before a watershed moment in her life, Maya experienced good underground house in the clubs and warehouses of East London and started to make that house records to culminating in her first release "Sick Panda" on Dogmatik back in in 2007.
The release led to gigs at events like the BBC Electric Proms and Bestival.
For many though it was "What They Say" on Franck Roger's Real Tone label that first switched them on to Maya's work with the track standing tall in both the sales and critics charts on Beatport; and enjoying a No1, No2 and No3 placing on Resident Advisor's chart in October, November and December 2010 respectively.
Further Maya productions 'Don't Put Me In Your Box' EP (Hypercolour), "Humming Bird" EP (Hypercolour), 'Focus Now' EP (20:20 Vision), "Beat Faster" EP (Mobilee) cemented that this was no fluke garnering across the board peer support as varied as Skream, Richie Hawtin, Groove Armada, Jamie Jones, Diplo, Miss Kittin, Mike Skinner, Anja Schneider, Pete Tong and Carl Cox alongside a plethora of the underground DJ community.
Refusing to be constrained by genre, Maya continued to branch out her production credits of other artists such as Alpines cover of Carly Simon's 'Why' and more recently the 2013 released Little Boots' "Superstitious Heart" - a trait that we may begin to see an awful lot more of over the coming months...
Under the bass-electronic alias Nocturnal Sunshine, Maya also remixed emergent talents Jess Mills. Karin Park and Alpines, and originals 'Can't Hide The Way I Feel/Broke' which made fans of Joy Orbison, Benga, Craig Richards and Scuba to name but a few shaking any doubts that she was merely a one trick pony producer.
Indeed, Maya has also enjoyed success as one half of live electronic duo She is Danger alongside vocalist Lena Cullen. Famed in particular for their remix work; She is Danger remixed artists from Gorillaz to Groove Armada with an acclaimed dubby reworking of Massive Attack's 'Girl, I Love You' included on the band's "Heligoland" deluxe album; picking up plaudits including RCRDLBL & Q Magazine's 'Track of the Day', NME.com's 'Daily Download' and smashing the Hypemachine top 10 multiple times.
Maya has also remixed as 'Maya Jane Coles' for underground labels such as Crosstown Rebels, Leftroom, and Get Physical as well as spreading her genred wings to put her own spin on tracks by Little Dragon, Tricky, Florence & The Machine, The Orb, Lianne La Havas, 2:54, Todd Terry and Bo Saris with more besides...
Alongside her production and remixing credentials; Maya's reputation as a DJ has reached heady proportions following her guest mixes for the likes of Resident Advisor, Louche, Enter, Trace A Line, Defected with a Mixmag cover-mount CD and a huge BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix also under her belt.
Aged 17; Maya bought herself some 1210′s and started learning to mix on vinyl.
By the age of 24, Maya had already played in over 30 countries racking up gigs at the likes of Panorama Bar (Berlin), Womb (Tokyo), Fabric (London), Trouw (Amsterdam), WHP (Manchester), Spy Bar (Chicago), Watergate (Berlin), Home (Sydney), Verboten (NYC), Zouk (Singapore), Lux (Lisbon), Fuse (Belgium) and Social Club (Paris). Not to mention taking control of the decks at Ibiza's most renowned clubs Space, Pacha, Amnesia, and Ushuaia.
In April 2012, Maya's position as one of the world's top DJs was solidified with the release of her multi-award winning edition to K7's legendary DJ Kicks mix series which gained international chart success and massive critical praise.
Maya released the tracks 'Not Listening' as Maya Jane Coles and 'Meant to Be' under Maya's 'Nocturnal Sunshine' moniker as exclusive tracks from the compilation. The mix also included tracks by the likes of Phil Kieran & White Noise Larse, Marcel Dettman and T.Williams and has proved to be one of the biggest commercial successes since the series began with the mix hitting the home pages of major sites such as Deezer, Aol Spinner and MTV Iggy.
Club smashes "Getting Freaky" on Heidi's Jackathon Jams label and a return to her original label home Dogmatik with the release of "Watcher" followed later in the year as well as her Ushuaia set broadcasted live as part of BBC Radio 1's famed Ibiza Weekend.
Maya's final original release of 2012 was Maya's much lauded genre defying release 'Easier to Hide' coming out her own I/AM/ME label in December hinting at what may be to come with the inclusion of album track "Easier to Hide" leading the EP.
With her debut albumhaving dropped in July 2013 Maya will have played in around 40 countries worldwide by the end of year taking in festivals like Fuji Rocks (Japan), Coachella (USA), Sonar (Spain), Ultra (USA), Lowlands (Holland), T in the Park (UK), Pukkelpop (Belgium), Bestival (UK), Creamfields (UK) and Summadayze (Australia) amongst countless others all around the world. Having previously played at Les Transmusicales (France), Melt (Germany), Benicassim (Spain), Electric Zoo (USA), Global Gathering (UK), Detroit Movement (USA) and Exit (Croatia) amongst others.
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Artists take on pseudonyms for a multitude of reasons, but in Zach Saginaw's case, those reasons run deeper than most. Zach records under the name Shigeto. It's his middle name; it's also his grandfather's name, a tribute to the Japanese branch of Zach's family tree. Shigeto also means "to grow bigger"—appropriate, given Zach's premature birth-weight of less than a pound. Today, Shigeto stands for Zach's vividly beautiful electronic music. Beat-driven but given to richly textured sound design, rhythmically fractured but melodically sumptuous, Shigeto's music is a bridge between the past and present, bringing the artist face to face with a creative legacy that spans decades.
Zach was brought up on a steady diet of Michigan-bred music, as his father spoon-fed him old Motown and jazz records by the crateload. Zach picked up the drums at an early age, spending much of his childhood playing in the Detroit/Ann Arbor music scene. After nearly flunking out of high school—save for his music studies—Zach spent three years studying jazz at the New School in NYC and three more in London, where he began woodshedding, obsessed with learning electronic production. Soon enough, beats materialized, Zach moved to Brooklyn and took up the name Shigeto, and Zach's peers began to take notice.
Zach's body of work has grown over the last few years to the tune of several EPs on Moodgadget as Shigeto and with A Setting Sun,
a pair of EPs under the alias Frank Omura (another family-name reference), and remixes for Worst Friends, Praveen & Benoit, Tycho, Mux Mool, Charles Trees, A Setting Sun, Beautiful Bells, Shlohmo, and more. The Semi-Circle EP and What We Held Onto EP were his first releases with Ghostly International in the spring of 2010. These were followed quickly by the well-received full-length Full Circle and Full Circle Remixes in late 2010 and early 2011 respectively. These releases are nominally indebted to instrumental hip-hop but, like Zach, straddling many worlds at once. Cool shades of ambient music, stuttering early IDM, dubstep sub-bass, and jazz melodicism color Shigeto's palette, which he wields with a painterly attention to detail.
Zach continues to be prolific with the upcoming 2012 release, Lineage—a mini-LP of sorts that has a complex constellation of sounds and ideas that we have come to expect from the producer/drummer. However, his compositional focus and restraint grounds songs that are otherwise cosmically inclined. Never has he demonstrated such complete command of his material.
Shigeto was one of the first of a wave of young artists who grew up influenced by the label's early output. And again, names come into play. "Putting out these records on Ghostly isn't just 'getting signed,' for me," says Zach, "it's becoming part of a family, an influence that I've respected forever." Let's just say the feeling's mutual.
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Change has been a constant theme throughout the successful career of Green Velvet, but as he has crossed genres, explored themes from the comedic to the serious and changed monikers, the common thread running through the music he has made for nearly two decades is its roots in and dedication to the Chicago House sound.
His first transformation came when he left master's degree studies in chemical engineering at UC-Berkeley to turn a hobby into a career making music, influenced by the sounds he had been exposed to as a science-fiction-loving, video-game-playing kid whose father was a part-time Chicago DJ.
As Cajmere, he released his inaugural Underground Goodies EP in 1991 on his Cajual label, keeping true to the early House sound. He quickly followed it up the next year with the smash hit "Coffeepot (It's Time for the Percolator)."
Not one to rest on his success, he soon changed things up, teaming with vocalist Dajae for "Brighter Days," a more mellow House tune, this one released by Emotive. That pairing would be his last with a female vocalist until his recent partnership with rapper Kid Sister for "Everybody Wants."
The 17 years in between those two projects witnessed an incredible array of electronic music emanating from this prolific artist, as well as a second label under his direction, Relief. Adopting the persona Green Velvet (not to mention a Day-Glo shock wig) for his techno-oriented pieces and DJ appearances, he became the champion of new wave Chicago beats through the '90s—known best for hits such as "Preacher Man," "Flash" (a No. 1 U.S. dance hit in 1995), and 1997's laugh-inducing "Answering Machine." The decade ended with his first album, Constant Chaos in 1999.
The new century brought a compilation album, Green Velvet, during a brief signing with Warner Bros. Records' short-lived F-111 imprint, and a production album, Whatever, on Relief. The punk-inspired Whatever explored darker themes than his previous work, including racism ("When?"), drug use ("Genedefekt" and "La La Land"), alienation ("Sleepwalking") and bending to authority ("Gat").
"La La Land" went on to become by far the biggest selling track of his career. His live act expanded as he began playing a keytar, with two other musicians—Nazuk and Spaceboy—backing him, playing heavily distorted synths.
The last decade also saw Green Velvet become a fan favorite across Europe, playing to huge crowds at festivals in addition to live radio appearances and club gigs. Numerous side projects and remixes under various names also added to his seemingly nonstop musical output.
In 2005, Green Velvet released his third album, Walk In Love, which stayed true to the House sound, with a few pop- and punk-oriented tracks for good measure, including "Come Back" and "Pin-Up Girl," both of which featured a live guitarist.
The following year marked a significant change in his personal life, as Green Velvet revealed he had become a born-again Christian after an overdose of so-called recreational drugs. His music since then has reflected his conversion and new attitude on life, including the single "Shake and Pop," and 2007's online-only track "Love Peace, Not War," a short ditty in response to the war in Iraq.
The ongoing evolution in the music, career and life of the artist born Curtis Alan Jones in Chicago has been and will continue to be fascinating to watch and experience for his many followers.
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Claude VonStroke does not scowl and look mean while he DJs. He does not pretend to know everything and he will be nice to you and your friends. He is grateful to be doing music for a living and he knows that the reason people go to parties is to have fun. If you want to act cool and not have any fun then please do not book him.
The name "Claude VonStroke" was a random joke that caught on after a series of tracks grabbed the attention of underground dance music in 2005. His very first record, "Deep Throat," was an unusually quirky affair that caught fire worldwide and he has been blessed with similar success stories ever since. Claude's real name is Barclay Crenshaw, a guy raised in the suburbs Detroit who wanted to be a filmmaker but always had a knack for music. After several different film careers of varying success and with some help from his friends, VonStroke started the "dirtybird" label at the very late age of 32.
Since 2005, dirtybird has carved out a niche as a premiere American label and has released over 40 EPs. VonStroke has released two artist albums as well as a Fabric mix and over 25 remixes for a wide range of commercial and underground artists from Indy rock group "The Rapture" to Detroit techno legend Kevin Saunderson.
In an effort to give something back to the community VonStroke unveiled a new label "mothership" in 2007. A large percentage of the label's proceeds go to a music school for children in Claude's hometown of Detroit, Michigan. This label features more euro-flavored techno and house featuring groups like Catz 'n Dogz, Maetrik and Voodeux.
Tour wise, Claude has headlined almost every major club, festival and basement after-party in the world. The outdoor dirtybird parties in San Francisco's scenic Golden Gate Park have also become a legendary summer destination point for both locals and international travelers.
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Tale of Us are Berlin-based DJ and production partnership Karm and Matteo who are currently re-writing the rulebook for deeply moving, emotional electronic music. Together they share a sonic vision that pulls together elements of house and techno with influences from pop, nu-disco and even rock music. While all of their productions are instantly recognizable as Tale Of Us, these range from straight-up dance floor jams to low-slung ambient tracks and more abstract compositions. While both originally hail from North America, Karm was born in Toronto and Matteo in New York, they moved to Italy as children, which is where they met and formed the close working bond that they now share.
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Orbital are an electronic music duo consisting of brothers Phil Hartnoll and Paul Hartnoll formed in Sevenoaks, Kent, England whose career originally lasted from 1989 until 2004. Orbital reformed in 2009 with the original lineup of Phil Hartnoll and Paul Hartnoll. In 2014 they split up again. Orbital took their name from Greater London's orbital motorway, the M25, which was central to the early rave scene and party network in the South East during the early days of acid house. One of the biggest names in British electronica during the 1990s, Orbital were both critically and commercially successful, being particularly known for an element of live improvisation during their shows, a rarity with techno acts. They were initially influenced by early electro and punk rock. In 1989, Orbital recorded a track called "Chime" on their father's cassette deck. It was released on Oh Zone Records in December 1989, and re-released on FFRR a few months later. The track became a rave anthem, reaching number 17 in the UK charts, and earning them an appearance on Top of the Pops, during which they wore anti-Poll Tax t-shirts. A few singles and EPs followed, and their first self-titled album, a collection of tracks recorded at various times, was released in late 1991. In late 1992, the "Radiccio" EP barely reached the UK top 40, but it included probably their most well-known song, "Halcyon". The song featured a backwards sample of Kirsty Hawkshaw from Opus III's "It's a Fine Day", and B-side "The Naked and the Dead" was similarly based on a line from Scott Walker's rendition of Jacques Brel's song "Next". Halcyon was dedicated to the Hartnolls' mother, who was addicted to the tranquiliser Halcion for many years. The duo's popularity grew rapidly with the release of their second album, titled "Orbital 2" in 1993. The album featured complex arrangements and textures, and opens with the two minute track "Time Becomes", which comprises nothing more than 2 slightly detuned, looped samples of a Michael Dorn line from Star Trek: The Next Generation, "...where time becomes a loop" being played simultaneously through the left and right channels, respectively (until 1 cycle of phase difference has happened). This very same sample was used at the beginning of "The Mobius", the opening track in the previous album. This audible pun was intended to make listeners believe that they had bought a mis-pressed album (Orbital 1 packaged in Orbital 2). The album reached #28 on the UK album charts, staying in the top chart for fifteen weeks. Halcyon was remixed for the album, as "Halcyon + On + On". The version played live has also gained notoriety amongst fans for containing a complete mashup of diverse samples including "You Give Love a Bad Name" by the band "Bon Jovi", "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" by Belinda Carlisle, and most recently "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" by the band "The Darkness". The first two albums are commonly known as the "Green Album" and the "Brown Album", after the colour of their covers. Orbital won a NME award for "Vibes Best Dance Act" early in 1994, but it was their headline appearance at the Glastonbury Festival on 25 June 1994 that brought them most attention. Q magazine classed it as one of the top 50 gigs of all time, and in 2002 included Orbital in their list of "50 Bands to See Before You Die". Orbital gave an improvisational element to live electronic music as the brothers mixed and sequenced their tracks on the fly, wearing their trademark head-mounted torches behind banks of equipment. Orbital were one of the few electronic acts invited to play at Woodstock '94. The third album "Snivilisation" was released in August 1994. Alison Goldfrapp provided vocals on a couple of the tracks, including the single "Are We Here?". This track also included a sample from "Man At C&A" by "The Specials". Among the remixes of Are We Here? was "Criminal Justice Bill?" - four minutes of silence, a reference to the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, which was in part intended to clamp down on the rave scene which had given birth to Orbital. The other track with Goldfrapp vocals, "Sad But True", was remixed for the "Times Fly" EP, the band's only release in 1995. The single "The Box" was released in April 1996, reaching #11 in the UK, and its parent album "In Sides", released in May 1996, became their second top five album. It revealed a less obviously dance-oriented sound than previously, and had more in common with soundtrack music. In Sides has since come to be considered one of their most critically well-regarded works. As with the previous album, there was a vague theme of ecological disaster and dissatisfaction with society. The following year, the duo contributed to film soundtracks (The Saint & Event Horizon) and enjoyed the biggest singles of their career, with a live version of Satan and their reworking of the aforementioned "The Saint" theme both reaching #3 in the UK. 1998 saw a return to the studio to work on their fifth album "The Middle of Nowhere". This was released in 1999, becoming their third top five album, and was a return to a more upbeat style, with Alison Goldfrapp returning on vocals, and included the single "Style" featuring the stylophone. In 2000 the single Beached was released from the soundtrack to the film "The Beach", mixing the brothers' musical style with a melody by Angelo Badalamenti and the words of Leonardo DiCaprio from the film. 2001's "The Altogether" featured guest vocals by the Hartnolls' brother-in-law David Gray, a sampled Ian Dury, and a version of the "Doctor Who" theme, entitled "Doctor ?". It was to be their last album for FFRR, and had a mixed critical reception. The following year, "Work 1989-2002" collected various singles from Chime onwards. Orbital split up in 2004. They played a final series of gigs from June through July 2004 at the "Glastonbury Festival", the "T in the Park" Festival in Scotland, the "Oxegen" festival (formerly known as "Witness") in Ireland, and the "Wire Festival" in Japan, concluding with a live "Peel Session" gig at Maida Vale Studios in London on 28 July 2004. The release of their seventh and last original album, the "Blue Album" (which, unlike the untitled previous green and brown albums, was actually named the "Blue Album"), coincided with this final wave of shows. The album featured "Sparks" (on "Acid Pants") and Lisa Gerrard (on the final single "One Perfect Sunrise"). Paul Hartnoll continues to record music under his own name, including tracks for the new "Wipeout Pure" game for the PSP. He released his first full length solo album, entitled "The Ideal Condition" on the ACP record label in June 2007. Phil Hartnoll formed a new electronica duo, "Long Range", with Nick Smith. Their debut album, "Madness and Me", was released on their own label, Long Range Recordings, on August 6. In 2008 as "Long Range", they signed to commercial management company Angel Artists who additionally represent the likes of Dave Ball (of "Soft Cell"), "The Grid", Paul Dakeyne & "Icehouse Project". He lives in Brighton with his three sons, Louis, Milo and Conrad. Orbital released a 2 CD/DVD compilation "Orbital: Live at Glastonbury 1994-2004" on 11 June 2007. The collection contains over 2 hours of music recorded from the group's performances at the festival over the course of a decade of appearances there. Orbital sometimes incorporated political and environmental commentary into their music. The track "Forever" on Snivilisation samples a speech by Graham Crowden from the 1982 Lindsay Anderson film Britannia Hospital, in which he lambasts humankind for its destructive ways; and the track "You Lot" on the Blue Album, features a confrontational, partially vocoded anti-genetic engineering sample from Christopher Eccleston, originally from the TV two-part series The Second Coming written by Russell T Davies. They recorded "The Girl With the Sun in Her Head" from "In Sides" using Greenpeace's mobile solar power generator CYRUS. They named an early record "Belfast" after playing live in the city of Belfast at the height of The Troubles in 1990. Other album track titles suggest environmental concern such as "Kein Trink Wasser" ("no drinking water" in German) from Snivilisaton and "Dŵr Budr" ("dirty water" in Welsh) and "P.E.T.R.O.L." from "In Sides". Although Orbital has done many live shows, Phil Hartnoll said in an interview, that he only learned to DJ in the last few years. LRR is the music label of Phil Hartnoll (Orbital) and Nick Smith and home to the band, Long Range. www.longrange.tv and www.myspace.com/longrangemusic Pioneer of British electronic music returns Orbital (aka Phil and Paul Hartnoll) were, for almost two decades, one of the most creative and influential electronic acts on the planet, recording their seventh and last studio album in 2004. Not content to rest on the laurels of past glory, Phil Hartnoll's new creative project is Long Range, formed in conjunction with Nick Smith, an artist whose recording career for dance labels Dragonfly and Atomic Records has led to major film credits with Ridley Scott. Long Range's sound harks back to the ambient genius that was Orbital whilst transporting the listener into a more acoustic, atmospheric and cinematic realm. From blissed out moments to jarred and broken beats, their eponymous album references a spectrum of genres and refuses to be pigeonholed. Orbital website: www.loopz.co.uk
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Patrick Topping (born 25 February 1989) is a British, Newcastle born, DJ and producer. With releases on Hot Creations, Hottrax and Relief Records Patrick has hit Number 1's on the Beatport Tech House charts, and received DJ Awards for Newcomer DJ and Track Of The Season in Ibiza.
Topping has built on his early DJ career, from playing gigs at his own hometown club night Motion at Digital (Newcastle) to playing at clubs across the world including: Tomorrowland (Brazil), Winter Music Conference in Miami. In addition to this he holds a summer residency for Paradise at Ibiza's DC10.
He holds close ties with Jamie Jones' Hot Creations label and his first BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix was broadcast in 2015.
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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. Yet the common thread that runs through Craig's broad musical canon and creative projects is a resounding fascination with futurism. 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 1989. One of his earliest mentors and first collaborator was Derrick May, whose imprint Craig also released some of his early music on.In 1991, wanting pure artistic freedom, Craig set up his own label Planet-E and released '4 Jazz Funk Classics', under the moniker 69, as the label's first release. From here his wild exploration of sound intensified...A Gemini true to form, with a mind that never sits still, Craig has released a diverse range of experimental and groundbreaking music under a plethora of aliases including 69, BFC, C2, Innerzone Orchestra ('Bug in the Bassbin' was credited as the spark that inspired the evolution of drum'n'bass), No Boundaries, Psyche, Paperclip People, Tres Demented, Urban Tribe and many more. He has also produced albums for the legendary Detroit Jazz collective Tribe as well as orchestrator / pianist Francesco Tristano and French producer Agoria.Live he has collaborated with Les siècles orchestra at Cité de la Musique in Paris. A meeting of techno and classical music, the concert was described as "historical", Craig went on to repeat the formula in Milan and Germany. He regularly performs live as experimental outfit Trio with Moritz Von Oswald and Francesco Tristano, sometimes as Narod Niki alongside Villalobos, Luciano, Richie Hawtin, Zip and others, and regularly does part live and part DJ with Luciano. Additionally he'staken to occasionally bringing keyboardists like Mike Banks (UR), Amp Fiddler and Tristano into the DJ booth with him for special one-off gigs. He also improvised live to an Andy Warhol film at the Unsound Festival in New York. In 2011, Craig went live as 69 for the first time ever, fusing masks, darkness and the music of 69, Craig created 69's own entity and previewed the show to a few select festivals and clubs around the world.His remixes discography boasts some of the most desirable names in music – LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, Junior Boys (nominated for a Grammy Award), Gavin Russom & Delia Gonzalez, Theo Parrish, Tori Amos, Can, Goldfrapp, Friendly Fires, Caribou, Tiga, Unkle, Yello and more.As well as an outlet for his own productions, his Planet-E imprint has given a home to a wide range of Detroit-based artists including Francesco Mora Catlett, Naomi Daniel, Flexitone, Jason Hogans, Kenny Larkin, Monty Luke, Moodyman, Mike Agent X, Oliverwho Factory, Ezana Harris, Recloose, Reference, Kevin Saunderson, Big Tone, Tribe, Urban Tribe, and Chaz Vincent.Staying strong to his Detroit roots, where he still lives today, Craig helped launched the Detroit Electronic music Festival in 2000 and remains a strong force at the festival today. He has also created and launched his non-profit 501-C3 Carl Craig Foundation: "The concept is to find ways to re-educate kids about what's interesting musically that you can't get on the radio... To develop a new music scene that follows the legacy of Detroit music being diverse and interesting, to spot out the most talented young musicians coming out of high school and lend small financial grants to encourage music education at a higher level."When Craig explains his philosophy, his wry sense of humor seeps into his explanations of far-reaching concepts that merge worlds together. "I have a very special career. When I feel that I'm tired of going on the road I can go in the studio. When I'm tired of concentrating on the studio I can go on the road. I can work with concert pianists, jazz musicians or rock guys. Very few peoplehave that range of interests. Very few people juggle a career that they choose specifically." No one else can pull it all together quite like Carl Craig.Content: https://www.facebook.com/carlcraigofficial/info?tab=page_info
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Richard "Richie" Hawtin (born June 4, 1970, Banbury, Oxfordshire) is a Canadian electronic musician and DJ who was an influential part of Detroit techno's second wave of artists in the early 1990s and a leading exponent of Minimal techno since the mid-1990s. He is best known for his abstract, minimal works under the alias Plastikman.
Hawtin is known for DJing minimal techno sets making use of laptop computers and digital mixing equipment. In May 1990, Hawtin and fellow second-waver John Acquaviva founded the Plus 8 record label, which they named after their turntable's pitch adjust function. In 1998, Hawtin launched Minus records.
Hawtin was born in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, but moved when he was aged nine to LaSalle, Ontario, a suburb of Windsor, Ontario, and just across the river from Detroit, the birthplace of techno. His father worked as a robotics technician at General Motors, and was a fan of electronic music, introducing his son to Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream at an early age. He has one brother, Matthew, who is a visual artist and ambient music DJ. Hawtin attended Sandwich Secondary High School in LaSalle. He began to DJ in clubs in Detroit at 17, and his early style was a mix of house music and techno.
With Canadian DJ John Acquaviva he formed the label Plus 8 in 1990 to release his own tracks under the name F.U.S.E. He spent part of 2002 and 2003 living in New York City, and has since moved to Berlin, Germany. He said, "I'd always wanted to move to Europe. I needed somewhere that was inspiring and where there were like-minded musicians and artists, somewhere you could still experiment with music and with life. Berlin is so liberal in so many different ways; there's an amazing club scene, there's a great development software tech scene, there are so many resources here."
Hawtin has recorded music under the aliases Plastikman, F.U.S.E., Concept 1, Forcept 1, Circuit Breaker, Robotman, Chrome, Spark, Xenon, R.H.X., Jack Master, Richard Michaels and UP!. He also recorded and performed, in combination with other artists, under group names such as The Hard Brothers, Hard Trax (with his brother Matthew Hawtin), 0733, Cybersonik (with Daniel Bell and John Acquaviva), Final Exposure (with Joey Beltram and Mundo Muzique), Just For Fun (with Holger Wick), Narod Niki (with Akufen, Cabanne, Dandy Jack, Daniel Bell, Luciano, Ricardo Villalobos, Robert Henke and Thomas Franzmann), Two Guys In The Basement (with John Acquaviva), Spawn (with Fred Giannelli and Daniel Bell) and States Of Mind (with Acquaviva).
He was the mastermind of huge raves in the Detroit area, he ran several club nights, a yearly party at City Club and a sold out show at The Necto (nightclub) Additionally, Hawtin and Pete Namlook collaborated to produce the From Within series of albums which blend minimal techno and ambient. He has also released an album Sounds of the Third Season with Sven Väth.
In 2006, Hawtin collaborated with choreographer Enzo Cosimi on a composition called "9.20" for the Winter Olympics opening ceremony. He said, "Enzo and I are very much interested in pushing boundaries, both as artists and for our audiences. Working together for the Opening Ceremonies of the Winter Games delivers the creative endeavor to not only entertain a huge audience, but to also introduce them to sights and sounds that they may have never experienced before."
Slices magazine launched a series of biographies in 2007 called "Pioneers of Electronic Music"; their first issue was a 60 minute biographical documentary on Hawtin. The film follows his career from his early days crossing the border to Detroit to his current life in Berlin, and contains interviews with many colleagues and family members.
2011 saw the release of Arkives 1993 - 2010, a massive box set containing everything Hawtin has released under his Plastikman moniker, as well as a new mixed set and previously unreleased material. The collection includes CDs, vinyl, digital downloads and a DVD.
In 2012 Hawtin worked with Loco Dice and Ean Golden in promoting Electronic Dance Music on a tour of North American universities entitled CNTRL: Beyond EDM, which included music production seminars, lessons in the music business, and live music performances.
Hawtin dismisses speculation as to the demise of dance music. In a 2009 interview he said, "In the last few years, the interest in electronic music has gone back up, the quality of the music has gone back up, there's a buzz which reminds you of the early days," he insists. "From where I'm sitting right now, dance music is more vibrant than ever. In some countries you'll always have the press saying it's going down and writing it off, but somewhere else the interest level is soaring and people are discovering this music for the first time, like in South America, where it's completely kicking off – it's unbelievable down there. There are some great festivals and parties in Europe, and over the last five years I've seen Ibiza go from complete cheesy shite music to the resurgence of a number of different types of progressive electronic music."
In November 2013, Hawtin performed as Plastikman at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. This performance inspired him to finish a new Plastikman LP. "It put me back in the studio and inspired me enough to work on new material, and in five days I created a new album," he said. The album will be released in 2014.
F.U.S.E.: Dimension Intrusion, 1993
Plastikman: Sheet One, 1993
Plastikman: Musik, 1994
Plastikman: Recycled Plastik, 1994
Plastikman: Sickness (EP), 1997
Concept 1: 96:CD, 1998
Concept 1: 96:VR, 1998 (remixed by Thomas Brinkmann)
Plastikman: Consumed, 1998
Plastikman: Artifakts [bc], 1998
Plastikman: Closer, 2003
Plastikman: Kompilation, 2010
Plastikman: Arkives, 2011
Plastikman: New Album, 2014
DJ mix compilations
Richie Hawtin: Mixmag Live!, 1995 (Live DJ mix album)
Richie Hawtin: Decks, EFX & 909, 1999 (DJ mix album)
Richie Hawtin: DE9: Closer to the Edit, 2001 (DJ mix album)
Richie Hawtin and Sven Väth: Sound of the Third Season, 2002 (DJ mix album)
Richie Hawtin and Ricardo Villalobos Live at the Robert Johnson, Offenbach, Germany, 2004 (11 hour DJ set)
Richie Hawtin: DE9 | Transitions, 2005 (DJ mix album)
Richie Hawtin: DE9 lite: Electronic Adventures, 2006 (DJ mix album, produced with MixMag)
Richie Hawtin: Sounds from Can Elles, 2008 (unmixed various artist compilation, free with DJ Magazine issue 467)
Richie Hawtin: Mixmag presents: Richie Hawtin - New Horizons, 2012 (DJ mix album)
Plastikman's official site
Richie Hawtin's Minus record label site
Richie Hawtin discography at Discogs
Concert Review and Historical Essay
Richie Hawtin at the Internet Movie Database
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DJ Tennis born in the 70's and raised between New Jersey, Sicily and Parma in a family who paid just a passing attention to music. No relatives played any musical instruments, nor were there any around the home - music was never given any special amount of love in the Romano household. But despite this, and perhaps as a direct result of this, Romano's creative and artistic attitude has always centred around music: singing, creating and collecting weird and noisy musical instruments at every turn.
In 1988 before embarking on computer science studies he was already playing and singing in college bands and had an indie rock radio show on a local radio station in Palermo.
Recording with bands, organising events and DJing at the local tennis club where he used to play semi-professionally (his DJ moniker comes from his passion for the sport) became his way to support the costs of his studies, though when he graduated he never imagined he would turn that hobby into his fully-fledged career. Whilst starting out as a DJ he began focusing on promoting new underground music in his country, founding and developing some of the most important Italian underground musical events such as the Elita festival in Milan and the Dissonanze festival in Rome - at the same time creating forward-thinking new promotional concepts around the Italian clubbing scene.
In the early 90s Romano also started producing music for theatre, movie soundtracks and TV commercials, his production skills always taking inspiration from the psychedelic, dark and melancholic sounds of the 60's, thru to early 2000's IDM. The range of influences paint a picture of his musical worldview: The Beach Boys, The Who, Talk Talk, Ultravox, XTC, Fugazi, June of 44, Suicide, Radiohead, Godspeed You Black Emperor!, Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada and Plastikman – into every musical project he poured elements, sounds & feelings from all of these artists and many more.
In 2010, after growing tired of the the more overtly generic output of the contemporary scene he decided to collect all of his musical works and, along with Thugfucker's Greg Oreck, started a new techno and pop label called Life and Death. The name of the label has a specific meaning, inspired by the socratic method of the maieutic process to turn 'dead' elements into a new life, and referring to the hypnotic power of music used in the mesmeric processes for brain therapy. Life And Death was alive.
Romano bases himself in Berlin where he also shares the label experience and a studio with the innovative deep electronic duo Tale of Us, whilst he working hard to create a crew of young and inspired musicians like Clockwork and Esperanza, amongst others. On top of all of this he still maintains his main job is still being a Promoter and a Booking agent in 2012. He may go by the name Tennis but he continues to be a hugely talented all-rounder.
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Soul Clap is an American DJ and production duo from Boston, Massachusetts. Active in the club scene since 2001, the group has released a number of mixtapes, EPs, singles, and albums. In 2012 they released their first full-length album, EFUNK. According to XLR8R, Soul Clap "[tempt] the listener into the darker, more abstract corners of house (and its relative offshoots) by dressing them up with smooth, jazzy trimmings." The BBC wrote "they blend neon-splattered nostalgia with a crisp futurism thanks to their experimental production techniques."
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In accordance with Mayan prophecy, Seth Troxler was, in fact, a gift to the world of techno by intergalactic demigods from the distant future. Rumours that Seth Troxler is actually an alien are untrue; in the early first century these demigods kidnapped the virile first-born child of a Roman centurion and his Egyptian trophy wife. After years of travelling around the western end of the Milky Way studying linear algebra, Byronic verse, city planning, and the essentials of electronic music composition, these demigods lost young Seth to the Old God Horus in a game of trans-dimensional backgammon. Before Horus could consume his soul, disguised as Freemasons, they managed steal the young Seth back, and fearing the wrath of Horus, hid him in the Mid-Western town of Kalamazoo where he was raised by a kindly Amish family.
Since then Seth has gone on to ignite the world of house and techno with a constant barrage of sultry vocal jams, in consecutive years got himself voted Number Three, Two and the number One in the Resident Advisor Top 100 DJ Poll, landed much-vaunted residencies at DC10 (Ibiza), Trouw in (Amsterdam) and Output (New York) and opened series of much-lauded pop-up restaurants around East London called 'Smokey Tails'. He has played many stellar international gigs, notably fabric (London), Panorama Bar (Berlin), Output (New York), Warung (Brazil), Womb (Tokyo), Tenax (Florence), Robert Johnson (Frankfurt), The Rex (Paris), Fuse (Brussels), The Electric Pickle (Miami), plus The Detroit Electronic Music Festival, Glastonbury, Coachella, Sonar and Burning Man. In the studio he has collaborated with such dance luminaries as Matthew Dear, Art Department, Tiefschwarz, Deetron, Subb-an, in addition to groundbreaking remix work done as Visionquest alongside fellow astral refugees Shaun Reeves, Ryan Crosson and Lee Curtiss, remixing artists like Tracy Thorn and David Lynch. 2014 has seen him team up with The Martinez Brother to launch their new Tuskegee label drawing attention on Afro-Latino American icons. In addition to this he's currently plotting two additional new imprints called Soft Touch, focusing on indie rock, and Play It Say It, putting out straight up dancefloor jams.
Troxler is currently in hiding in Ibiza, where he began his self-imposed exile from the United States after sleeping with then-Senator Barak Obama's wife. Seth will remain in Europe until his 33rd birthday, at which point he will ascend upon the Levant and battle his way westward as he reclaims his Kingdom. At least that's what some guy at Burning Man told us.
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Art Department is the brainchild of Canadian techno/house Legend Kenny Glasgow and Canada's fastest rising star and No.19 label owner - Jonny White. As individuals both Kenny and Jonny have released countless critically acclaimed records and are regarded internationally as two of the most forward thinking, relevant underground producers out of North America. Kenny's credentials date back to the late 80's and include productions on Narcotic, Jinxx, his own Method 11/11 label and Turbo. Whilst White's revered No.19 Music label along side a blindingly fast - growing discography have seen him rapidly rise to the forefront of the international scene. 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 2009, 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... Before long the two were working full time in the studio to expand upon what they had created but now with a new focus... the concept for Art Department was to create a live dj/vocal performance based on the new sound they were beginning to produce and would feature Kenny Glasgow's unique and sublime vocals that had been heard only 10+ years earlier on records like "Pressing On". It wasn't long before Damian heard what the pair had been working on and immediately offered them a deal with Crosstown Rebels that would include several singles, remixes and a full length album due out at the beginning of 2011. The momentum continued and Art Department performed their first ever live show at the Crosstown Rebels Get Lost event at the 2010 WMC in front of a jam packed room, along side an A list cast of 17 artists from the label. DJ's, promoters and party animals regarded the performance as one of the most ground-breaking & important shows at this years WMC...Simple label boss - Will Saul was quoted saying "the live show was the best thing we've heard since we heard Mathew Johnson for the first time...". The follow up performance came the very next night at Jamie Jones & Lee Foss' Hot Natured party where Art Department treated the enthusiastic crowd to a mind-bending dj set and secured their spot as residents for the much lauded Hot Natured brand. 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.
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Strahil Velchev a.k.a KiNK is not Josh Wink`s brother, he isn`t Aphex Twin`s room mate and definetly not Larry Heard`s son. He is simply an innovative, uncompromising producer and captivating DJ / live performer from Bulgaria, who incorporates the best examples of the underground dance music in his production.
At the age of 12 – jumping up & down to acid, techno and early rave tracks; at 20 – his touch with the fist modular software synthesizer and couple of years later – his first vinyl release. These are a few things that shape Strahil as an accomplished electronic artist with his own signature sound. "Take the soul and the groove of house and techno, the futurism and detail of experimental electronica and the raw energy of acid" – this is how Strahil defines his style.
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Depending on whom you ask, Matthew Dear is a DJ, a dance-music producer, an experimental pop artist, a bandleader. He co-founded both Ghostly International and its dancefloor offshoot, Spectral Sound. He's had remixes commissioned by The XX, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Spoon, Hot Chip, The Postal Service, and Chemical Brothers; he's made mixes for the Fabric mix series and Get Physical's Body Language. He straddles multiple musical worlds and belongs to none—and he's just hitting his stride.
Matthew Dear's 2003 full-length Ghostly debut, Leave Luck to Heaven, is a suite of sparse, wickedly funky house laced with Dear's deep, distinctive vocals, and includes the much-loved single "Dog Days" (voted one of Pitchfork's Top 100 Songs of the Decade). The record was met with rapturous acclaim from both the dance-music establishment and the critical press, including a four-star review in Rolling Stone. Dear's 2007 follow-up, Asa Breed, was a considerable departure from Heaven's dancefloor excursions, incorporating the polyrhythms of Afrobeat, the irreverent pop sensibilities of Brian Eno, and the austere beauty of Krautrock. More four-stars reviews followed (Q and Mojo magazines), and Dear subsequently began touring with a live three-piece band in which he acted as frontman, commanding the stage with a Bryan Ferry-like swagger and a gentleman's grace.
His fourth album, 2010's Black City, was the culmination of years of hard work and experimentation, a darkly playful sound-world that envelops the listener like the arms of a malevolent lover.
His latest album, Beams, was a critical and commercial success. It is both a drastic departure from and worthy successor to Black City's gothic masterwork. A suite of weird, wild, and queasily optimistic rhythm-driven pop songs, Beams is the latest chapter in the continuing evolution of one of music's most fascinating minds. After over a decade of exploring pop's outer limits, Matthew Dear now inhabits a rarified corner of the musical universe: no longer tethered to any one genre, respected by his peers, and blessed with a bottomless well of creative energy. Now is Matthew Dear's moment, and it sounds like nothing else.
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Chris Liebing (born Christopher Liebing on 11 December 1968 in Gießen, Hesse, Germany) is a techno DJ, music producer, radio host and founder of the record label CLR. Chris Liebing is also a vegan and promotes the benefits of veganism publicly.
In the early 1990s Liebing became active on the Frankfurt dance music scene. He opened the Spinclub techno club in 1994, and worked at Eye Q Records in Frankfurt. He formed his first label, 'Audio' in 1996, which was followed in 1999 by CLR.
In 2004 he released the philosophy-themed Evolution, which took two years to make. The album was described by CMJ New Music Report as "a techno album to go to war with".
In 2005 he worked with Speedy J on the Collabs 3000: Metalism album, released by Novamute. The album was described by Billboard as "one of the year's best collections of original electronic music".
He has also collaborated with Umek, Tommy Four Seven and Green Velvet.
In 2009, he launched the CLR Podcast, which was made available every Monday via iTunes and CLR's own website. The podcast was voiced by Liebing and featured guest mixes from a wide variety of techno DJs. Amongst the more notable guests was Depeche Mode's Martin Gore. The podcast ran weekly until 2015 when the 315th and final episode was broadcast. It was replaced by a new weekly podcast entitled am/fm, which features only mixes and live recordings by Chris Liebing himself.
Chris tours extensively throughout the world appearing at some of the biggest and most influential clubs and events in the world, such as Space and Amnesia in Ibiza, and Fabric in London, and large festivals such as Time Warp.
Chris Liebing Recordings
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Techno is a family affair. Arriving onto the electronic scene with "I Believe", featured on the monumental (10 Records) compilation "Techno 2: The Next Generation" (alongside Carl Craig, Marc Kinchen, and Jay Denham) in 1990, Octave One is the brainchild of the phenomenal native sons of Detroit, MI (USA), the Burden Brothers. The core unit of the band, made up of Lenny and Lawrence Burden (with revolving members of Lynell, Lorne, and Lance Burden), have had the privilege of bringing their high energy live shows to many parts of the world, including Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, UK, and the USA, among many other places. The brothers have released groundbreaking dance anthems on their own Detroit based record label, 430 West Records. Including DJ Rolando's "Jaguar", Random Noise Generation's "Falling in Dub" (the other Burden brother moniker), Aux 88's "My A.U.X. Mind" (on the 430 West sister label Direct Beat), as well as their own Octave One recordings: "Empower", "Nicolette", 'The X-files", "Meridian", "Love and Hate", "The Greater Good", and 'Siege". They have remixed tracks for such artists as Massive Attack, Akabu (Joey Negro), DJ Rolando (Jaguar), Steve Bug, John Thomas, Aril Brikha, Vince Watson, The Trampps, Rhythm is Rhythm, and Inner City. 2000 brought the most recognized Octave One release to date, "Blackwater". The massive hit has appeared on over 30 compilation albums worldwide (with sales exceeding one million collectively). It has been released domestically in 5 countries (US, UK, Spain, Germany, and Australia). The track is also been a classic on the decks of some of the world's best known DJs, Little Louie Vega, Danny Teneglia, Jeff Mills, Richie Hawtin, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, Jonathan Peters, Laurent Garnier, among many, many others. Late 2006 brought the release of the first full length DVD/CD project from the group, Octave One featuring Random Noise Generation "Off The Grid", released in cooperation with Tresor Records/Germany. 2009 saw the release of the band's first studio album in 3 years, "Summers on Jupiter" released in cooperation with P-vine/Japan. Other Octave One albums have also highlighted the boys' career: "The Living Key (To Images From Above)" (1997), "The Collective" (1998), and "The Theory Of Everything" (2004) among many other releases. 2011 welcomes the release of the Octave One retrospective compilation "Revisited: Here, There, and Beyond". Marking 20 years of living the Techno life. "Here, There, and Beyond" features O1 classics reworked by some of the band's favorite producers: Luke Slater, Sandwell District, Ken Ishii, Alexander Kowalski, Vince Watson, Alter Ego, Los Hermanos, and Cari Lekenbusch. "Revisited: Here, There, and Beyond", both the album and tour are slated for release in November 2011. One more milestone in the journey of one of Techno's most exciting bands. Aliases: Burden Brothers, The, Metro D, Never On Sunday, Random Noise Generation http://www.octaveone.com http://www.discogs.com/artist/Octave+One http://www.faceook.com/octaveone http://octaveone.tumblr.com http://www.twitter.com/octaveone Octave One is also the alias of seminal drum and bass producer/DJ Doc Scott. His first two tunes on 31 records, "Technology" and "Chillin' Out," were released under the moniker Octave One.
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Heavily praised for his versatility, DJ and producer Danny Daze continues to smash expectations with an omnivorous groove rooted in Detroit Techno, Italo Disco, and Miami Bass. Daze's freeform selecting and mercurial mixing guarantees the only thing audiences can expect is a musical experience where everything is up for grabs. Combined with his entrepreneurial acumen, Daze's touch has made him one of his generation's most compelling artists.
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Nicole Moudaber is a Nigerian music producer and DJ born in Nigeria, raised there and moved to London after graduating from Richmond College with Social Sciences BS degree. In 2009, Carl Cox described her as "the most underrated DJ" to DJ Magazine, which helped to launch her career. Her 2013 debut album Believe was Number 1 for a month on the Beatport techno, tech house, and deep house charts. Moudaber has teamed with techno notables such as Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, etc. and she also launched MOOD Records imprint in 2012.
While living in Lebanon, Moudaber was one of the first people to bring dance music to Beirut. After the war in 1996 her "Trashy Renaissance" party in Beirut was the first rave event of its kind and prompted her to bring out international DJs, including Paul Van Dyk and Anthony Pappa for the first time to the Middle East. Moudaber describes her first party as: "I threw [it] in the middle of Beirut city was in the vicinity of a mosque and a cathedral, it was meant to defy the notion of hatred and prove we can do it together (the new generation) through music. It was a total success."
One of Moudaber's all-inclusive electronic music parties was detailed in the media and resulted in her being summoned by the police:
"At the time Syrians were heavily involved in Lebanon and I had started putting on parties. One happened to be around Halloween and as a result, all the gays took advantage and came dressed up as drag queens and other outrageous stuff—all in the name of fun. It turned out that undercover journalists were scouting the party. They took photos and it ended up being a five-page spread in the Middle Eastern equivalent of Cosmopolitan talking about homosexuality and perversion in the Middle East—my party being heavily featured within this article. Five months down the line I was asked to go down to the police station because the authorities had some questions for me. When I got down there, they were treating me like a terrorist, asking me all sorts of questions about my affiliation with homosexual people and whether I had seen them doing things. It was a really sad and outrageous situation, but luckily I had connections and therefore didn't stay long. It was enough to persuade me that I was wasting my time out there and that these people would never get that sense of ritual and community I was trying to bring within these events, so I very much stuck to London and Europe from there onwards."
Moudaber is listed as a Resident Advisor Top 1000 artist.
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PACO OSUNA was born in Barcelona. His passion for music started out when he was very young,at the tender age of 14 he was part of a regular crowd at Studio 54, where the most carismatic dj, Raul Orellana, was spinning Acid House, marking Paco in the way of understanding djing. In '94 Paco moved to Valencia where he had his frist contact with the decks as a hobby. In '95 Paco made his first dj set as a profesional at the ACTV club, where he gained a year residency. After that, he started playing in many different clubs including Heaven and Universal. In the meanwhile he worked in a record shop, where he got access to a recording studio in wich he produced three singles for the label Lucas Records. In '99 he got a residency at Amnesia in Ibiza. There he had the brillant opportunity to be line up with the biggest djs and could learn the different styles looking to build his own. Amnesia was also the place where Paco got in touch with the person who most influenced his future as much personally as professionally, Sven Väth, who soon discoverd Paco to be very talented and introduced him in his Cocoon Booking agency. Paco was the frist Spanish dj to play for this prestigious agency. In 2001 Paco decided to leave house music moving closer to techno. From then on Paco's career has gotten better and better, leading him to the best clubs and festivals in the world and giving him a 'seat' in the techno scene.Content: https://www.facebook.com/PacoOsunaOfficial/info?tab=page_info
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Josh Wink (born Joshua Winkelman in 1970) is an electronic music DJ, label owner, producer, remixer, and artist. He is a native of Philadelphia, United States. A pioneering DJ in the American rave scene during the early 1990s, Wink was the most prominent exponent of the tribal forms of techno and house in the U.S. In 1995, he released several hits, including "Don't Laugh," "I'm Ready" (which hit number one on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart) and "Higher State of Consciousness," which topped the dance charts in Europe. He has had many recent club hits such as "How's Your Evening So Far?" (samples Lil Louis's 'French Kiss') and "Superfreak (Freak)" and has also gained a lot of attention for his remixes of FC Kahuna, Paul Oakenfold, Moby, Towa Tei, Ladytron and Depeche Mode, among others.Content provided by: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josh_Wink
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Tadd Mullinix or Dabrye is an American musician from Ann Arbor, Michigan, also known by the aliases James T. Cotton and SK-1. During his adolescent years, he grew up in Troy, MI. His Winking Makes a Face was the first album released by Ann Arbor's Ghostly International. Parting with the IDM sound of Winking..., the first Dabrye album was 2001's One/Three, whose take on instrumental hip-hop paralleled the work of artists such as Prefuse 73. His early influences are White Zombie and 7 Seconds. His first band in high school was Battery 3, a shoegazing takeoff of the band Spacemen 3.
Successive Dabrye projects included 2004's 'Game Over' single, which featured MC work by Jay Dee and Phat Kat - the single was a precursor to the second Dabrye full-length Two/Three, which includes other notable underground figures like MF DOOM, Beans, Vast Aire, and Big Tone, and features art by France's WK Interact. Mullinix's work as Dabrye has been met with acclaim for its signature rhythmic sensibilities, which fuse the feel of live drumming with stylized electronic programming. Dabrye recently teamed up with then-roommate D'Marc Cantu to form the Techno/Acid house group 2 AM/FM. The track Hyped-Up Plus Tax from the One/Three album was used as a jingle for the Motorola RAZR V3 commercial.
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It's no longer a secret. Arguably one of THE hottest DJs and producers around, John Acquaviva breaks through at number 22 on the dj Mag Top 100 worldwide music fan poll! To date, John Acquaviva's combined audience has surpassed 2 million people during his years behind the decks. Total dj gigs and appearances amount to more than 5000 since his first significant dj residency in 1982 at Notes in hometown London, Canada. Starting off as a clubber and fan of dance music in the final days of Disco during the late 70's, John turned his passion into a life's work and commitment. Growing with the evolution of new wave, industrial, post-punk and hip hop through the 80s, his eclectic taste and nightclub experience was the foundation for him to become an integral part of club music history in the 1990s. The next logical step was to start a record label. That phase began when he started the hugely influential and now legendary techno label Plus 8 records with Richie Hawtin going from strength to strength ever since. A pioneer of new music and ideas, John was one of the first people to take notice and embrace electronic music's digital future at the dawn of 2000. First, John got involved with and championed Final Scratch as a new way for DJ's and artists to work, present and play club music. Following its success, John subsequently took another big step and helped launch Beatport.com, which has established itself as the club music aficionado's go-to shop for dance and electronic music. 2006 has been one of the most exciting and prolific years of John's career as DJ/artist. In addition to his production success, he embraced the white island and launched ACQUAHOLIC. Every Tuesday night throughout the summer in Ibiza at Privilege, John tantalized audiences with his Electro House sound, featuring a lineup of the genre's biggest movers, shakers, and hit makers: Mike Monday, Madox, Lutzenkirchen, Great Stuff, Karotte, David Amo & Julio Navas, Oliver Huntemann, DJ Remo, Sharem Jey, Justin Robertson, Funk D'Void and Wollion. Production-wise, John and studio partners Lutzenkirchen & Madox hit BIG with two #1 selling BOMBS this past year, first with "Zombie" followed-up by "Feedback", not to mention a handful of other club jams and gems. As an artist, John is proudly teamed up, working and releasing with BLUFIN, Mantra, and Great Stuff Recordings. As well, he continues to discover, release and promote the next wave of djs & artists on his labels Definitive and SAS featuring the likes of Damon Gee & Olivier Giacomotto, Eduardo Rossel, Alan Bauer and others (who can be found on www.beatport.com). As if that is not enough, adding to his long and critically acclaimed repertoire of cd mixes, this summer's Acquaholic mix CD on Great Stuff Recordings was one of the seasons most talked about releases. His digital-only Electro Deluxe compilation series volumes 1 & 2 (available on iTunes) have been tremendously successful presenting the Electro House sound to the world, topping best selling charts and hitting #1 on the electronic charts in Germany with each release. The third in this series came out in November. For more information, dj dates, and other good stuff: www.john-acquaviva.com | www.myspace.com/acquavivadj
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Stacey Pullen is the Kosmik Messenger. An innovator from the Second Wave of Detroit techno, he grew up under the mentorship of Detroit's legendary three: Derrick May, Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson. Still continuing to produce his characteristic atmosphere laden electronic sound, Stacey Pullen compounds his reputation as a producer with that of being one of the world's most in demand DJs, playing weekly across the globe year in, year out. With a font of passion for music and performance that never dries up, Stacey Pullen still plays every gig from the heart seeking to surprise and engage, to provide an unforgettable experience, to offer up his unique catalogue without predictability - defying expectation. Above all, from his earliest attempts to the current day Stacey Pullen has stayed true to his one goal: to become and to always be an Innovator. From the age of 9, playing flute in his school band, Stacey has always been playing musical instruments. Throughout his school years, he developed a fantastic groundwork in analogue instruments and performance, moving from flute to his self-taught next choice of percussion. In his final years at school he found himself travelling around to a lot of cities in the USA playing in school bands, which gave him a taste of – and preparation for – the travelling involved in life as a musician. He had also seen and been prepared for a musician's life from watching his father who was in a Motown band called the Capitals in the 1970's, filling much of Stacey's childhood with observations of a life dedicated to music and travel. Around 1985, while Stacey was still drumming and travelling with his high school band, the Detroit Techno movement was born, and provided a revolutionary sound to the youth of Detroit. The Electrifying Mojo filled the airwaves with this radicalism through new electronic rhythms, and showed a generation or more of musicians and DJs what true musical eclecticism means. Jeff Mills began to take musical technology to new levels redefining the borders between DJing and production in a way which had never been done before. DJs in Chicago like Farley Jackmaster Funk, Ralph Rosario and JM Silk were spinning proto-Chicago tunes on WBMX and Hotmix: they were the leaders of the new school of black music. The youth of Detroit, including Stacey, were listening and learning. Stacey Pullen and some friends from his band took their cue from these musical leaders and began to experiment with turntables and a mixer. He would – as have many aspiring DJs since – spend his allowance on records and go hungry, going straight from school to the house of his friend who had equipment. He also started clubbing around the age of 15, the first club he frequented was called 'The Primadonna', the first DJ he remembered was a local legend called Alan Ester and the first music he was clubbing to was called 'Progressive Techno' – not in the sense of the word that we currently understand, but because, in Stacey's words "back then the music we called house music, techno, was also called progressive music – the meaning of 'progressive' was a futuristic way of thinking about music. That was what we called progressive. Back then for party music in Detroit only hip hop was big - music like techno was progressive then."His first DJing gig came in May 1985. It was also his first high school party and his first ever drink of beer. Stacey doesn't remember much about the music, but he certainly does remember the experience: "It was that gig that let me know how tough it was to be a DJ. We set up the whole thing, brought the sound system, rented the hall, loaded in, loaded out and went home with 20 bucks a piece in our pocket. But it was more than money, to have that outlet - to have that power and make people respond to the music that we played." Stacey graduated and went to university in Tennessee, which was devoid of the progressive sounds of Detroit, and artists like MC Hammer reigned. He DJed at a few gigs, playing Model 500 and Rhythm is Rhythm and clearing the floor. He would make the eight-hour trip home at weekends to go to legendary Detroit club 'The Music Institute', and get his fix during the week with tapes he would share with fellow Chicago and Detroit students also left high and dry in Tennessee. In 1989, while still at university, Stacey bought his first drum machine – a Yamaha RX7, he thinks. Between the excitement he felt playing and the experiences he was having on the weekends, Stacey was left wanting more than he could fit into his university life. He decided to quit school and return home to Detroit and make a life of music. His parents, with his father's own musical history, supported Stacey's decision and he returned home, moved back in with his parents, and quickly started to develop his musical ambitions. Almost living at the Music Institute, Stacey quickly got to know the leading lights of Detroit's underground: Alton Miller, Chez Damier, Derrick May. Alton was living in the same building as the club, and showed Stacey a lot of the background activity, including watching Derrick May making his tapes for his weekly radio show. Stacey approached Derrick, and told him that he made music - Derrick invited him to play some to him. From here, Stacey started hanging out at the Transmat studios and became friends with Jay Denham, who was recording on Transmat sub label Fragile as 'Fade to Black'. Jay was the main studio engineer for Transmat, and had full access while Derrick May was away. Stacey watched Jay work, and absorbed a lot of knowledge. Stacey started putting more sophisticated beats together, making his first real tracks. He played some to Derrick who told him " it's cool but you need to work harder". This pushed Stacey to become more thorough, to understand music better. He says: "It was a good thing. It made me work harder, it made me realise that it's not just about making music. It's more than that: the passion you needed to have, the innovation we needed to have, what it is to be an artist."A couple of years later, in 1992, Derrick suggested that a good way to develop his skills would be for Stacey to do some remix work with Kevin Saunderson. Stacey began to work with Kevin on remixes including one for Karen White - 'The Way I Feel About You' and some which never made it to print, including one for the Prodigy. While Kevin was originally commissioned, he asked Stacey to do his own remix. The Prodigy liked it, but their label didn't. Stacey kept the backing track without the Prodigy samples, and turned it into his first track which was later released through a subsidiary of KMS in 1993. After some more time perfecting his craft Stacey again played some original sounds to Derrick, who agreed to release his first Silent Phase track 'Wave the Rave Goodbye' as the 'Bango EP' on Fragile, which was Derrick's experimental label. Stacey was also invited to submit this track to a compilation of new Detroit artists on KMS. At this point Stacey truly became part of the Transmat/Metroplex/KMS team – the three studios worked very closely together, and were housed on different floors of the same building in downtown Detroit. Stacey now felt he had truly arrived as an artist: "It made me feel really well, once we released Silent Phase I felt I was part of the crew. I had respect amongst my peers, so I didn't care how much money it made. That record introduced Stacey Pullen to the world." This was true – quite literally – as in early 1993 Derrick, who was spending most of his time outside the USA at that time, started encouraging Stacey to play gigs in Europe to widen his audience and support the single. He invited Stacey to join him in Amsterdam for a month – that month became a year. He spent twelve months both as a teacher – educating Europeans as Electrifying Mojo had educated him about the electronic sounds of Detroit – and as a student – learning to DJ in a very small and competitive scene. He moved in with Derrick and together they toured Europe every weekend playing Detroit techno to what Stacey remembers as an enthusiastic and interested audience. Amongst the greats of US electronic artists he would play his own unreleased joints, and learned how audiences received his own creations as well. It was an intense education into the world of DJing, and had its share of disasters including Stacey's very first European performance: "My very first DJ show in Europe, I showed up with no records because my luggage got lost! I had to borrow other people's records. It was a testing time for me but I learned a lot from it. It wasn't the best gig, but it was exciting more than anything. Imagine – my first gig ever - not showing up with my records! I had been DJing in the bedroom since 85 and this was 1993 but I think the guys that brought me over were so excited that I was there. Being in Amsterdam, DJing was the thing that kept me going. Amsterdam was and still is a very competitive market for DJs. We were at record stores every day, buying records. As outsiders Derrick and me were very competitive, it was a good competitive spirit that made me develop my skills. I learned a lot, I learned how to play different styles. I was hearing a lot of music that wasn't coming to Detroit, I was going into different record stores and listening to different styles of music."Stacey began to play high profile gigs at clubs like London's Ministry of Sound and Paris's Rex Club and began meeting the DJs and artists that worked in Europe, like Laurent Garnier, Frank De Woolf and more. He talked with all who would listen about Detroit music. Paying attention was Renat and Marcus Salon from Belgian super label R & S, who invited Stacey into the studios to make a record, which ended up becoming the first Silent Phase album, 'Theory of Silent Phase' in 1994. Stacey met many techno artists through this time at R & S including CJ Bolland, The Advent's Cisco Ferreira, and Robert Leiner. But it was Marcus Salon who was most influential: during the making of Theory of Silent Phase he showed Stacey a lot of new technical knowledge at the vastly bigger and very well equipped R & S Studios. Coming from the makeshift Detroit studios, there was a lot to learn! After a year, Stacey moved back to Detroit, ready to establish himself and start his own label. However, what he had started in that year in Amsterdam was a way of life which has never stopped to this day: almost every weekend since then Stacey has flown out of Detroit to a location somewhere in Europe – or elsewhere – to DJ for crowds wanting to taste a never dry appetite for new electronic and techno sounds. Throughout 1994 he commuted between Europe and the USA, finishing the Silent Phase album at R & S and DJing. He also made his first trips to Japan, South East Asia and Australia to DJ. By then he was busy enough to require an agent, and was being booked by Transmat's agent Laura. His association with Transmat was a red carpet to gigs all over the world. By then he had released another Fragile track 'The Sphinx' as Bango, and the first Silent Phase album was ready for release onTransmat in association with R & S. Not without its difficulties, mostly caused by recording on both sides of the planet and having to keep the sound consistent where possible between two analogue based studios, 'Theory of Silent Phase' was well received, although today he has regrets about the mastering, and Stacey played a lot of dates that year in support of the album. Flooding in after the album release were a lot of offers for Stacey to record on other labels, including one from Mr C to record on his UK label Plink Plonk. Stacey had met Mr C a long time before when the Shamen invited him and Kevin Saunderson to remix The Shamen in another never-released project. This resulted in a couple of releases on Plink Plonk by the alias 'Kosmik Messenger' – 'Eye to Eye' and 'Flash' - both released in 1995. He was also DJing a lot of dates at The End and around Europe, which continued non stop until 1997. Through his releases on Plink Plonk, Stacey was then invited to release on the new Belgian label 'Elypsia' as 'Kosmic Messenger', which led to the release of his second LP 'The Kollected Works of Kosmic Messenger', which Stacey recollects as a 'straight up techno album' for him, after the more spiritual first album on Transmat. He had 100% control over the album from the tracks to the artwork, which was produced by himself and his girlfriend at the time as a conceptual art project. In 1998 Stacey was invited to produce his very first major label release on Virgin Records, and at the same time was planning to open the label he had wanted to start for about three years 'Black Flag'. He also recorded a more conceptual LP 'Today is the Tomorrow You Were Promised Yesterday ' for Virgin imprint 'Science', the first under his own name. He was very much influenced by his research into the history of Jazz, and – with the support of Virgin – used unorthodox ideas including the inclusion of an Opera Singer on one track 'Vertigo'. His release featured remixes from influential artists of the time like Dave Angel and 4 Hero. Stacey felt proud of the album, but its' release brought him a mixture of happiness and disappointment. "This album gave me respect from avant garde purists, who love music other than techno. The only thing I was not happy with is that it never got a proper US release because it wasn't Aphex Twin or Chemical Brothers. At that time, this was an album that needed to be heard. It was inspired by jazz, roots and culture but wasn't nerdy music or breakbeat music. It was too fast forward, and not getting a proper release still bugs me to this day."Stacey Pullen was spending very little time in the US, despite his home in Detroit. He spent the next few years DJing, developing his taste and his ideas about himself, every so often coming home to his proudly self-built studio in downtown Detroit. He also started Black Flag with his partner of that time, and started releasing records as 'Black Odyssey', starting with 'Sweat' in 1998 and then 'The Stand in 2000'. Around that time, as vinyl started to look a little shakier and after 8 years of consecutive releasing and touring, Stacey took a break from recording. Despite the number of offers he was receiving Stacey has always wanted to be conservative with his releasing schedule – keeping an audience attentive and wanting more rather than being over saturated. He preferred to aim for timeless music so Stacey felt that he would be better to have a break from recording rather than release anything less than classic. He began to ramp up his DJing schedule even more, and spent the next 4 to 5 years concentrating mainly on furthering his own musical education."I thought that maybe I needed to get back out in the DJ circuit and find out what was going on. I made it a point to go to places I've never been before and see people's responses to what I played, and I've been doing that until now. It has been a good ride so far." Black Flag went on hiatus in 2001 and Stacey let the world of production – very much in flux in the early 21st century – take its course for a little while, while he concentrated on DJing. As one of the very few Detroit DJs travelling to Europe, he has still felt the need to provide some education about new underground electronic music – from Detroit and otherwise. Through this time, Stacey's reputation as a DJ became as much of a drawcard as his reputation as a producer, and he became renowned for long, experimental, adventurous and soulful journeys through music that lasted at least 5 hours. For Stacey 2 hour gigs are just a warm up! He sees each set as a 'best of' all dance music through time – there is no one style he prefers, Stacey just plays the best of everything, with an emphasis on passion and innovation: no two sets are alike. 2007 sees Stacey still on the road DJing each and every weekend, bringing his signature eclecticism to some lucky part of the planet, however many things have changed in the last 5 years in terms of a Stacey Pullen show. More opportunity to provide spontaneity and personalisation than ever exists, because of new technology, and Stacey is taking advantage of all of it! Many tracks he will play on any given night are edits he has created while travelling to a gig during that day! He DJs original tracks from vinyl, but many of his own edits and tracks are freshly burned to cd – edits of tracks he has made, he has been sent by other artists, promos, tracks he has bought. As a result, every set becomes more personalised, more unique, and indisputably a window into Stacey's musical passions. The lure of this technological innovation has also brought Stacey back to the studio, making his own tracks and executive producing other artists. Also, excitingly, he has rekindled his Black Flag label and has been preparing new releases using a mixture of analogue equipment and digital post production which he thinks are amongst his best ever work, plus plans to release older material which has never been heard before. These days the DJing and the production go hand in hand in terms of his enjoyment and inspiration."I'd say I'm one coin with 2 sides. Heads and tails can't have one without the other. I have built my reputation more on being a good DJ, but the music I have put out and created has been well received. I have always strived for longevity, and I think right at this moment, my fans haven't heard the best of what I have to offer. I've also got loads of unreleased material that will be released, from 8 years ago and it sounds like it was made 2 weeks ago. It's going to be coming out on Black Flag in summer time here: June or July. Right now all I'm doing is sitting in the lab making the masterpiece. The future of music for me is exciting and will be an adventure, I'm excited about it and this is just the tip of the iceberg."Content: http://steam.wantickets.com/Artists/ShowArtist.aspx?artistId=670
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Kathy Yaeji Lee (born August 6, 1993), known professionally as Yaeji, is a Korean-American electronic music artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her style blends elements of house music and hip hop with mellow, quiet vocals sung in both English and Korean.
Kathy Yaeji Lee was born August 6, 1993 in Flushing, Queens as a single child in a Korean family. Growing up, Yaeji moved from New York to Atlanta when she was 5, and then to South Korea in the third grade. While living in South Korea, Yaeji switched between different international schools on a yearly basis, forcing her to find friends on the Internet, where she would first discover music. Yaeji also briefly attended school in Japan before moving back to Korea.
Yaeji eventually moved back to the United States to study conceptual art, East Asian studies and graphic design at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Yaeji embraced DJing as a hobby while attending Carnegie Mellon, after learning how to use Traktor and beginning to DJ at house parties. She DJed for two years before learning Ableton, making her own music and debuting on Carnegie Mellon's college radio station. Yaeji graduated from Carnegie Mellon in 2015.
After graduation, Yaeji moved back to New York City to get involved in the music scene and DJ. Her first single, "New York '93", referring to her year of birth, was issued on the New York City label Godmode on February 29, 2016, followed by a cover of "Guap" by Australian DJ Mall Grab that May. She had previously uploaded songs to SoundCloud, although they were removed; this included "Areyouami", which was released when she was at college.
Her debut eponymous EP, including both prior singles, was released by Godmode on March 31, 2017.
She began to gain attention following her first Boiler Room session in May 2017, which involved a remix of Drake's single "Passionfruit". The song was later released officially on Godmode's Soundcloud page.
The first of several stand-alone singles, "Therapy" was issued in July 2017, followed by a two-track digital single, Remixes, Vol. 1, on August 1 and the "Last Breath" single on August 28.
The music video for the single "Drink I'm Sippin On" was released on 88rising's YouTube channel in October 2017, quickly gaining over a million views in two weeks.
On November 3, 2017, Yaeji released her second EP, EP2, to positive reviews and moderate commercial success. The video for "Raingurl" was released on November 16.
She was named to the BBC's Sound of 2018 longlist in November 2017.
Yaeji performed at the 2018 Coachella Festival.
Yaeji currently lives in Brooklyn.
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The New Year has provided significant opportunities for Golf Clap's members Hugh Cleal and Bryan Jones. They've recently been booked for two of the largest music festivals in the state, Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit and Electric Forest in Rothbury. They were recently voted "Best Electronic Artist in Detroit" by the readers of Real Detroit Weekly for their Best of 2014 issue. They had a very successful new single on Grant Nelson's Freeze Dried label, and the club where they throw their events, The Grasshopper Underground, was just voted "Best House Music Venue" for the second year in a row.
Golf Clap is not only known for their impressive discography and crowd pleasing dj sets, but also for their unpredictable and incredibly entertaining antics. Over the past year, they have been invited to play all over the country alongside industry giants, as both headline and auxiliary entertainers. In addition, they played more than 150 shows in 2013, and are already boasting a schedule replete with coast-to-coast bookings for the 2014-year. In addition to their headline events, Hugh and Bryan have shared the stage with a veritable who's who of veterans and rising-stars alike. Their guest mixes for Rinse FM, Ministry Of Sound, and Pulse Radio have caught the ears of discerning listeners around the world.
Their fresh approach, to what Hugh and Bryan refer to as "peak-hour deep house," has made them a crowd favorite from city to city. They've been performing electrifying back to back dj sets three to seven days a week ever since their debut release, Another Way, shot straight to the number one position on Traxsource, and finished the year in the Top 10 singles of 2013. Their hard work and dedication continues to show as they prepare a very busy touring and release schedule for the year and are launching their new label, Country Club Disco. Golf Clap will continue to uphold their strong presence in the dance music community this year, forever pushing the music they love to the masses.