In alphabetical order
Under the spotlight, the invitations to play in some of South America’s biggest parties began to appear for her: Gop Tun, Selvagem, 1010, Casalocasa (Peru), Coup (Argentina) and Overcast (Bogota). Barbara’s sets also drew attention in other continents and put her name in major festivals’ line ups: Dekmantel São Paulo 2018, Lente Kabinet (Oostzaan, Netherlands), Nuits Sonores 2019 (Lyon, France), in addition to two European tours for two consecutive years. Do not be surprised if this remarkable little one takes you on flights from Balearic, House, Disco and Techno or virtually anything that leaves your feet and your mind in a constant state of move on the dance floor.
The project is the union of the the musical heritages of the two, psychedelic house and techno beats coming from the vinyl collection of Andrea filtered by the uk breakbeat & rave obsessions of Francesco. The music progressions and trips have melancholic and emotional vocal lines. The mood is dystopic but at the same time positive and faithful.
The feedback of the international techno community is huge: Boston 168 publish on different labels such as Enemy, Involve, Attic music, Odd/even, around their EPs and music there is a growing interest from the whole industry and this leads in 2017 to a residence at Khidi club in Tbilisi, current world techno capital, and in 2018 to their last work that coincides with their debut on Ellen Allien’s Bpitch Control.
More than just a DJ. Curator, Carista looks set to produce more exciting moments for those lucky enough to witness the Utrecht native. Showcasing her unique take on Soul, Electronic, House, Garage or whatever the vibes call for through monthly slots on NTS and Red Light radio, are foundations for her having an incredible last 12 months.
Her label/platform United Identities has been key in her moving forward and expressing the untapped energy she brings to her sets. Music lovers and tastemakers saw what Carista brought to the table in full effect with a collaboration with Boiler Room in February 2019 which definitely left us with a demand for more to come. Smiles and shaking a leg go hand in hand when she plays. All from the chemistry and reaction the crowd's response welcomes her with. This infectious style has seen the charismatic Carista pass her trade around the world, with her fanbase continually growing we see her demand skyrocketing. Who knows what the rest of 2019 holds for The United Identities head honcho
Each and every week he creates an inspiring soundtrack for the club, never the same and always challenging, his early morning sets are legendary.
As artist in residence and musical director for Saturday nights at Fabric he is responsible for the inspired approach taken to programming by the club.
Craig is currently producing an album of music and a book of poetry and paintings with Howie B to be released at the end of the year.
Dirty Channels’ sound is a journey into the old school house grooves and the deepest techno atmospheres, passing throughout disco-funk and afro vibes. As producers, they’ve been discovered by the italo-house masters Pastsboys releasing their first tracks on Manocalda Records, then they soon landed on legendary labels as Ovum Recordings by Josh Wink and Crosstown Rebels.
An important chapter for Dirty Channels is marked by the release of “Watching Out” on Athens Of The North, a disco-house dancefloor killer that have been named Tune Of The Month by Mixmag magazine and received full support from artists as Gilles Peterson, Jeremy Underground, Kerri Chandler, Dan Shake and many others which they’re also collaborating with.
Together with Take It Easy crew, Dirty Channels are launching their own label, born to spread the sound that most characterizes the party. In their career the guys have also remixed many artists such as Terrence Parker, Roland Clark, Telepopmusik and Robert Owens. To learn more about their music you can listen to their radioshow PlayDirty, on air every month on Pioneer Dj Radio.
zeitgeist, he prefers to deal in hypnotic soundscapes that really take you on a trip.
Enigmatic as he is, and laidback as he seems, as an artist he is constantly unveiling new work. Displaying a large variation in terms of sound and method across many new releases each year--some of which come on his co-owned label Spazio Disponibile--he also puts out installations for public spaces and museums, uses obscure musical instruments, collaborates with likeminded producers, classical singers or visual artists. Donato seems to continuously challenge himself on a creative level: whatever method he uses, though, he is always likely to permeate your cerebral cortex and rewire it in fascinating and compelling new ways.
Their eternal love channel has quickly become a trusted source of gems with just few copies around, ranging several genres and musical cultures.
Heads of Rocket Radio Milano, their powerful selections have moved over wild european sound systems such as: Brilliant Corners in London, Bonnefoi in Bruxelles, Dizonord in Paris & more.
Since then, they’ve started defining their aesthetic path, driven by dark and distant elements slowly evolving in a mould of linear rhythms. Their debut Ep “A Day”, on Vidab Records in 2012, has been followed by the highly acclaimed “Blue Aconite” Ep, released via Curle Recordings and including a Tobias remix. Thanks to this release, Hiver’s name started to be reckon worldwide. Clubs and festival promoters has soon started taking note of their works, as testified by their shows at Panoramabar, Dimensions Festival, ADE, Oval Space, Rio De Janeiro and a 5 shows Asia tour, just to name a few. Being based in Milan, it didn’t took too long for them to get offered to join the infamous Dude Club as resident djs and likewise in the meantime, other labels and producers started approaching Hiver with collaboration offers.
With other 2 eps signed on Curle, a release on Luke Hess’s Deeplabs label and further acetates on Kann, Appian Sounds, Bokhari and Taped Artifact the ground is set to allow Hiver to push their sound to a further level.
His musical career started as resident in Barcellona for Space Music Garden project at La Terrrazza in Poble Espanyol and for Modular project at City Hall on Friday.
During his residency and his travels, he played alongside great artists such as Soulphiction, soundstream, Boo Williams, Folamour, Marshall Jefferson, Spencer Parker, Gerd Janson, Lil Louis, Dekmantel Soundsystem, Mano Le Tough and many more, sharing the love for the music with 'em.
Lover of disco, afro, black, raw and house music, he's a great collector of vinyl and has a large collection with which he likes to enjoy and perform.
His first release, "High Cutz", was in 2018 on Toy Tonics with his mate Black Loops, to then release in the same year his first solo EP, "Do u wanna dance??" on his own Strictly Street Sound.
Some months later followed the second chapter of the "High Cutz" series with Black Loops on Rough Limited.
Further, in the same year, Innocent Soul and Black Loops released "Wanna Feel It" on Classic Music Company, sub-division of Defected.
What marks out Interstellar Funk’s productions and DJ sets is van Elden’s love of the imperfections and eccentricities associated with left-of-centre analogue machine music. You’ll hear them within the new wave, electro, techno, jack-tracks, heavy electronics and everything in between that populate his DJ sets, as well as the solo records he’s released on Dekmantel, Berceuse Heroique and Rush Hour, the label, store and distribution company he’s been associated with since 2013.
Her first adventure onto a musical path came when she convinced an empty 100 capacity theatre in a then arty Yeoville – a suburb in Johannesburg, to let her use the space as a small club in the early 90′s, whilst embarking on a Law Degree. Planet Hendon was born which saw some of the best local talent play. Around the same period, she met Alan Abrahams aka Portable/Bodycode and collaborated with him on a few music projects. Some of those works were released on South African deep house label, Dj Syndicate.
Lakuti relocated to London in 1997 ; after a 3 year stint in Toronto, Canada, where she studied film and worked on various film related projects. She immediately looked into dedicating herself full time into music and looked at ways of achieving that goal. A break through came when she met the legendary Earl Gateshead, the powerhouse behind the Trojan Soundsystem , who took her under his wing. They promoted a monthly Friday for about 1 year at the hugely influential underground hub, Plastic People in London.
Lakuti also established and ran successful underground parties in London under the Süd banner. The events ran for 11 years until November 2011 and saw performances from artists such as Juan Atkins, Move D, Rick Wade, Dj Jus Ed, Boo Williams, Tama Sumo , Prosumer, Lawrence , Efdemin, Carsten Jost, Pantha Du Prince, Shed, Daniel Bell, e.t.c. They established the Süd Electronic imprint in October 2002 and Lakuti established Uzuri Recordings Nov 2007 to rave reviews and has since established The Uzuri Artist Bookings & Management agency.
Lakuti has played at clubs and events such as Fabric, The End, Plastic People, Corsica Studios, Herbal, Elektrowerks, plays regularly at Panorama Bar in Berlin, Rex Club, Djoon, Concrete + more in Paris, Silenco, Weetamix & Motel Campo in Geneva , Dude Club in Milan , Prince Charles & About Blank also in Berlin, Bussey Building in London , Dalston Superstore also in London, Printworks ,Chapter 10 @ Bloc , The Cause , Disco Volante , Dude Club ,Basic Club and many more clubs in Italy, Bern Salonger in Stockholm, Cardboard Club in Gothenburg , Inkonst in Malmo, as well as in Copenhagen , Skopje , Nantes , Lyon and pretty much most cities in europe with an electronic music scene . she has also toured Brazil , Australia and has also toured the USA several times and recently played in Canada in June 2019 , for the first time . She will be touring Japan for the first time in 2019 . Lakuti has played at various art events as well, including @ The opening party @ The South African Pavillion at the Venice Biennale and @ The first Riga Biennale in 2018 at the Documenta alternative art week in Athens in 2017, has played at many festivals such as Glastonbury Festival , Dekmantel Festival + Suncebeat , Fat Fat Fat festival , Nuit Sonores , CTM Festival , Today’s Art , Dimensions Festival , Love International + many more. She currently holds a residency at the cult Freerotation festival.
She has also collaborated with various artists on vocal duties. One such collaboration was a vocal track produced by Alan Abrahams under his Bodycode guise, titled, ” Body to Body ” which was released on Germany’s Yore Recordings. Another vocal contribution appeared on Bodycode’s second album for Spectral, released in 2009. A track titled ” What Did You Say” , which was also released as a single on Spectral in March 2009, with a remix by Babyford. Lakuti has also collaborated with Matias Aguayo on a track Called ‘Pata Pata ‘ released on Comeme. she has also collaborated with Tama Sumo & The Neighbourhood Character under the Tarantism name and remixed Swedish duo The Knife – a track called ‘Ready to Lose ‘ out on Rabid Records .
Lakuti has also programmed some events in various cities within Europe such as Lisbon , London and her co-programmed Friday nights @ Panorama Bar with Tama Sumo have been received positively .
Italian born but Berlin based. What ties his creative work together is a focus on abstract yet organic texture and the same thing defines his tightly woven DJ sets from Berghain to Labyrinth in Japan. His eclectic cerebral sound takes cues from experimental jazz and musique concrete as much as it does from acid house and Detroit techno.
Early breakout records like his ‘The Vox Attitude’ have been followed up with great outings on Clone, Time To Express, a collaboration with compatriot and fellow producer and friend Donato Dozzy as Anxur on Eerie and his first LP Visione again on Eerie Records, his very own well-formed label, and prove Marco Shuttle to be a uniquely minded techno troubadour.
The ever modest Matthijs Verschuure grew up on the countryside of the Netherlands, amidst polder landscapes, green fields and surrounded by the sea. It didn’t take long for the Dutchman to find his residence in the industrial harbour town of Rotterdam, where he further developed and crafted his propulsing, hypnotizing and cosmic sound.
After a handful of releases, Mattheis established himself in a niche part of the scene by teaming up with the Clone-affiliated “Nous’klaer Audio” in early 2013. The succes of his Isms EP and LS/1001 EP gave him the “Nous’klaer Audio Wonderboy” status, which he further expanded with the release of his mini-album “Luminous Frames”, signed by London duo “Walls” on their Kompakt imprint “Ecstatic Recordings”.
Mattheis takes his studio-ethos onto the stage, translating his delicate and honest arpeggio-driven work into comprehensive live- and djsets. The end of 2015 marks yet another milestone in the form of a return to Nous’klaer Audio with the release of his first full length album “Kindred Phenomena”.
Living between Barcelona and Milan, she devoted herself full time to her primary passion, continuing the exploration of electronic sounds and following her natural inclination to dig for hidden gems. This opened her ears to Italo & more experimental influences, and after some research, created her passion for percussive sounds which have shaped her eclectic style which reflect her radio residency called ‘Music for Plants’ and it’s a hallmark of her club sets.
Heart, emotion and passion instead of pure functionality – these are Tama Sumo’s dj characteristics in a nutshell.
She started out in 1993 at the Drama bar in Berlin / Kreuzberg, one of the first bars to ever feature its own dj at the weekend and an important hang out for the scene before going to the clubs.
Besides, the Drama has been one of the few locations playing house music, when techno was dominating all the
other clubs and bars at that time. Tama Sumo used to play a lot of New York style vocal house and quickly became a regular DJ behind the decks at the gay saturdays at Café Moskau.
In the beginning of 1994 she started playing regulariy at the legendary Techno-Club Globus/Tresor and became a
resident DJ at this location for the following years. Here she began to integrate different electronic-music-genres into her house sets, a mixture, she conctantly improved over the years and which by now has become so sigificant for her long sets.
Since 2001 Tama Sumo also played regulariy at the „Dance With The Aliens“-Party at the old OstGut, the predecessor of Berghain, which eventually opened the door to a residency at the new Panoramabar & Berghain. In the meantime she developed a varied style ranging from House in all its colours, combined with reduced Techno, old Electro, Disco and Pop. Altogether her sets feature a lot of bass, sometimes melody, always deep, sexy, dirty, jacking, rough and funky.
„Music for me is something very subjective and I always attempt to approach it with my intuition,” Tama Sumo
„To be a DJ for me means to be in touch with the audience without speaking and to interact with the crowd and give them what they need while staying true to myself at the same time.
It’s also fundamental to my work that I succeed at letting the music, the crowd and myself run freely. I have to turn off my head and go with the flow.
I love to create and play with different moods and atmospheres. And I’m still fascinated by the fact that music can release a huge amount of energy and fun immediately.
Music and bass in particular make people happy!“
At the beginning of 2008, she has finally released her first record. Both tracks, “Play Up” and “Brothers, Sisters”, have been produced in collaboration with Prosumer. They perfectly sum up Tama’s take on house music: two rough and funky tracks which made the DJ Top 50 of German Groove Magazin at first go.
After 2 years of successful nights at Olympia he became resident DJ at Volt club, adapting his technique to a bigger room and warming up for artists such as Gerd Janson, Dixon, Young Marco or Job Jobse, to name a few.
This period meant a learning stage for Yanik at being able to build up a party, remaining loyal to his own style yet following a coherent path to the lined up djs.
His style blends between different genres, years, tempo's & moods.
He has started producing his own music with the release of two edits with his "Ears on Earth” Madrid collective and he will soon be releasing new material with a new Italian label.
Yanik Park debuted at DC10 Ibiza this summer 2019 and has played at some renowned parties around Europe including Resident Advisors 24h party, Paraiso Festival Madrid, Polifonic festival Puglia and The lot Radio NYC amongst others.