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Nicole Moudaber

Nicole NEWNicole Moudaber is an event promoter, record label founder, radio host, and one of the most passionately followed DJ/producers in the world. The one-woman army is marching her muscular take on techno all over the globe, winning fans not only with her music, but her way of being, that’s at once uncensored, inclusive, and fierce.

With her trademark shock of untamed dark hair, the Nigeria-born artist can be spotted in a DJ booth by profile alone, rocking crowds before she even drops a record. In-demand all over the world, Moudaber has played everything from intimate after-hours clubs; to revered nightclub institutions like Space, DC10, Output and Stereo; to massive festival stages, including Glastonbury, Electric Daisy Carnival, and two appearances at Coachella. She’s been featured by the New York Times and CNN, named “one to watch” by Billboard and Paper magazine, and has graced the cover of electronic music magazines in several countries. Her weekly radio show InTheMOOD – which Moudaber hosts with her unmistakable husk-and-honey voice – is syndicated on 66 FM stations in 45 countries, commanding over 15 million listeners worldwide. She has over half a million social followers who she dialogues with daily, sharing candid thoughts on music, work, and life.

Mood Records, the imprint she founded in 2013, is a vessel for her own music, and that of other artists who complement her style – which is percussive, deep, and dynamic. She linked up with Skunk Anansie frontwoman Skin for the “Breed” EP (2015), and a set of high-fashion, black-and-white music videos.  She’s also logged releases with mentor Carl Cox’s Intec, Adam Beyer’s Drumcode (including full album “Believe” in 2013), and Jamie Jones’s Hot Creations. Her hit remix of Alcatraz house classic “Give Me Luv” (on Deep Dish’s Yoshitoshi) used bass, drums and silence to make a moment so big, it was used by DJs of all stripes. The track won “Best Tech House/Techno Track” at the 2016 International Dance Music Awards, and was the No. 1 techno track of 2015 on online retailer Beatport, making it one of the year’s Top 20 tracks overall.

Moudaber often brings different elements of her style and taste to life under the MOOD banner, showing her roots as a party promoter, and a New York City clubber during the golden age of the resident DJ. In 2014, she headlined the sold-out MoodRAW tour, set in in off-the-grid warehouse venues from Los Angeles to London. During Miami Music Week, the annual industry confab in South Beach, she hosts MoodDAY and MoodNIGHT showcases, capturing both the pool and after-hours party vibes with packed lineups of superstar friends (like Carl Cox and Danny Tenaglia). She curated a Mood stage at the 2015 Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas; and is a fixture of the annual BPM Festival in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and played the 10-day event’s official closing party in 2016.

A true global citizen, Moudaber resides in London and Ibiza, with frequent stopovers in New York and Los Angeles. She supports NYC’s Lower Eastside Girls Club, which helps disadvantaged young women access the tools they need to pursue their passion for music.

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David Gausa

We welcome one of Spain’s top producers and radio DJs David Gausa to the Truelove Music Roster. Independent composer and long standing collaborator of David Tort and Dennis White (aka Static Revenger); David has also had success with his ‘Areena’ project with Thomas Gold.

As host of one of Spain’s most listened to dance radio show’s on Loca FM, Sutil Sensations, David has been nominated for and won numerous Deejay and DeeJayMag awards in recognition for his long and varied career. His compositions have been licensed by Defected, Ministry Of Sound, Strictly Rhythm, Subliminal & Hed Kandi amongst others, and releases on his Sutil record label continue to occupy the playlists of the world’s top international DJs.

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Mercedes C-Class

mercedes mainMercedes Benz have chosen the track ‘Changes’ by Faul & Wad Ad feat. Pnau for their 2014/2015 C-Class commercial.
The track was originally released in November 2013 as a single and reached number one in Belgium and Germany, while it also reached the top 10 in many other European countries, including the top 3 in the United Kingdom.

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Dani Casarano

dani-cDani Casarano’s musical vision is impossible to classify. His uniquely individual sound with touches of pure emotive soul and sullen mystery characterise his cutting-edge approach to techno. Born in Switzerland and based in Santiago, Chile for over a decade, he is currently juggling between his home in Lausanne and his studio in Berlin.

During the years spent in Chile, he met his brother from another “motherland”, Felipe Valenzuela, and in 2009 they established Melisma Records. Thanks to this avant-garde label, Dani’s commitments to setting musical trends rather than following them was finally met. Creativity and large-scale visionary offorts helped Melisma to become the institution it is today, counting on artists like Ricardo Villalobos, Thomas Melchior, Fumiya Tanaka and Satoshi Tomiie among many others.

Throughout his life as a producer Dani spent endless hours blending his sophisticate techno with lush funky sounds and earthy Latin American undertones, creating a formidable number of tracks which have been released on prestigious labels such as Cadenza, Drumma, Melisma, Connoisseur Recordings, SAW etc.

His recent studio time has been a fruitful period which saw a dense number of remarkable productions alongside Luciano for “Bell’s & Tonic” on Cadenza, Alexkid, Argenis Brito, Felipe Valenzuela for “Count Three” on Drumma Records and “Ritual”, an EP made with one of his fellow Melisma talents, Jakco Mosqueira, on Tzinah Records.

As a result of this continuous development, Dani has performed in venues such as DC10 (Ibiza), Berlin’s underground Club der Visionary and Sankeys (Ibiza) besides being one of the most craved DJs for Next Wave parties all around Europe and holding a label night residency at Hoppetosse (Berlin) and La Ruche (Switzerland).

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Aphro

aphroA graphic designer and music maker born in Santander on the north coast of Spain, Aphro started his creative career as a graffiti artist in the late 80s before starting to make music with the dub band Better Collie. Their first release came in 1998 (‘Better Collie Rides The Way Chapter One’) with influences from the likes of Keith Hudson, Lee Perry, Scientist and Junior Murvin. After moving to Madrid in 1999 he stopped performing in bands but continued to collect records and play as a DJ. In 2005, he moved to Barcelona where he met fellow DJ Pablo Bolivar. They recorded a Burning Spear rework entitled ‘Dub by the River’ which showed clear influences of dub techno (Rhythm and Sound, Echospace) but with a psychedelic and soulful feeling.

In 2007 their debut EP ‘Babylon Fall Collection’ was released — a compendium of free-floating melodies in the style of Rhythm & Sound dub tech but with a strong Jamaican influence and soul-pop sensibility. The record was well-received, marking a bright beginning to the group’s career. Just a few months later the EP was expanded into an LP ‘Brotherhood’ and released by Phonobox in 2008.

The album impressed German label Desolat (founded by Martin Buttrich and Loco Dice) so much they released their next album ‘Inside’ in 2010, which showed a significant evolution in the duo’s style. The dub pulse continued to dominate, but the personality of each track expanded to create a diverse album which makes room for reggae (‘Empty Suitcase/Stepping Stones’), electronic pop (‘Distant Fire’, ‘Da Creator’), house (‘Montparnasse’) and downtempo (‘California State of Mind’, ‘STARS’, & ‘United States Of Pulshar’). The album was well received and appeared on several lists highlighting outstanding albums of the year.

The promotional tour for ‘Inside’ saw the pair playing larger venues, an experience that further influenced their sound. Keeping in mind spaces such as theatres and chill zones with more ambient sounds, they released ‘Europe Ist Eine Insel/Europe Is An Island’ in 2012, a beautiful five-act piece composed for a theatrical performance and released on Avantroots as a free download.

This was followed by the hypnotic 12″ ‘Different Drum’ (Desolat, 2013), where a more powerful and muscular dance sound was displayed alongside techno influences and a taste for percussion. The title track, ‘Different Drum’, like their song ‘Distant Fire’ from ‘Inside’, is reminiscent of electronic pop bands of the 80s.

Being self-professed creators of “soundtracks for mental states”, their releases are often indebted to cinema with traces of film often weaved into the pair’s musical direction. They continued to be prolific with a 2014 release ‘Blood & Mathematics’ (Desolat), which featured the song ‘Better than Tears’—an intimate production with prominent vocals.

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Spektre

spektreSPEKTRE weaves an intrepid, complex web amongst underground dance music’s elite. The techno brainchild of DJs/producers Filthy Rich and Paul Maddox, the dark duo was formed through a shared passion for driving electronic music and a mutual desire to push sound boundaries using the most cutting edge technology available.

The fusion of their combined experience in the studio allows them to construct dark, sinister sounds mixed with twisted, haunting vocals and unnerving, atmospheric foundations. Always innovative, their sinful sound draws inspiration from early looping Detroit techno from the likes of Joey Beltram and R&S releases, combined with an amalgamation of much more recent production masterminds such as Dubfire, Martin Buttrich, Trentemoller and Stephan Bodzin.

High rulers in the underground scene, their live shows feature rave-inspired, melodic, razor-sharp beats and their menacing releases hold the key to packing out hot, sweaty, dance floors every weekend. Spektre’s web is a permanent fixture nestling snugly in the corner of the studio. As producers they more often than not hover comfortably in Beatport’s top 10 listings, with their tracks being released on prestigious labels such as Respekt, Great Stuff, 1605, Blufin, 303Lovers and GU, plus remixes on Craft and Spectrum amongst a whole host of others.

Spektre’s production is supported by some of techno’s biggest pioneers including Carl Cox, Sven Vath, Richie Hawtin, Dubfire and James Zabiela. They have had recent features in Mixmag, DJ and IDJ magazines, with DJ mag dubbing them “the home-grown producers, tipped to give Berlin’s techno crowd a run for their money.” On the road, Spektre pack in a very hectic itinerary, wowing Spektre hungry crowds worldwide in countries including Mexico, the United States, Ukraine, Spain, Greece, Israel, Romania, Germany, Austria, Portugal and the Netherlands.

On home turf, they’ve notably been booked by London’s Matter, Ministry of Sound and the SW4 festival official after-party with Eric Prydz – Spektre’s dedicated following is growing at an unstoppable pace. The newest silk thread to be concocted and brought into Spektre’s web is their critically acclaimed debut studio album ‘Casting Shadows Without Light’ released on their own ‘Respekt’ imprint. A fresh and exciting new label concept that will serve as a platform for exclusive Spektre productions as well as a breeding ground for upcoming talent.

The album has been hugely supported by Techno’s big hitters, plus gaining rave reviews from the likes of IDJ Mag (9/10), Data Tranmission (8/10), Tilllate Mag (8/10) and many more. Data Transmission sum up with;

“they’ve found a distinctive sound for themselves, one that few others are really attempting – and with it, they might have just booked their lucky ticket into the big leagues. Impressive.”

As they carefully weave their way, carving out a name as leaders of dance music’s underground pack, the gruesome twosome promise unrivalled aural delights in the coming months and, as they say “EXPEKT THE UNEXPECTED”

Killaflaw

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 “I’m totally feeling ‘em.” – Liam Howlett
“Killaflaw skilfully fuse blues, rock n roll with beats and dance music.” – Artrocker
“Killaflaw have the passion, the soul, the raw power and the tunes. They’re gonna be massive.” – DJ Magazine
“Killaflaw would be equally at home at Download as they would at Creamfields. Benn has a voice that would blow a stadium away, as well as any club.”

 Eddy Temple-Morris, Xfm

Named after a track by legendary bluesman Howlin’ Wolf, the duo from Liverpool, who recently signed with legendary London label Wall of Sound, consists of Benn Helm (vocals, guitar) and Andy Paton (samples, keys, programming).

Killaflaw’s sound is a tricky one to place resulting in definitions along the lines “Led Zep meet the Chemical Brothers” and “the missing link between Soundgarden and The Prodigy” – but really they have a sound that is uniquely their own.

The electro-blues band’s first track, ‘Revolution’, won the Xfm Demo Of The Year award, and then a low-key release of the ‘Set Me On Fire’ single organically spread around the world and topped the DMC charts in the US. It was played on BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music, NME Radio, Xfm London amongst many others stations and Utah Saints produced a remix of the track. There are now over 100 home-made YouTube videos that use ‘Set Me On Fire’ as a soundbed – a strong indication of its grass roots popularity.

The Killaflaw remix of Bloody Beatroots feat. Paul McCartney’s ‘Out of Site’ was released through NY heavyweights Ultra, followed by their debut release on Wall of Sound, the “Broken Idol EP”. This featured Freq Nasty’s classic Trap/Crunk remix of ‘Milk and Whiskey’ and DDPLGNGRS on remix duties.

Continuously writing and recording, Killaflaw are currently gearing up for their 2nd Wall of Sound release followed with a hotly anticipated album due for release this year and of course some extensive touring!

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TIMO MAAS

Has it really been 16 years since Maas’ music burnt itself indelibly on our synapses with the all-conquering remix of Azzido Da Bass’ ‘Doom’s Night’? Indeed it has.  The Maas remix made him an international DJ celebrity and propelled the track into the pop charts in both Germany and the UK, leading to remix offers from Madonna, Depeche Mode, Fatboy Slim, Muse, Kelis and many more.

The first stamp in Timo’s DJ passport came in 1995, with his debut appearance at the Lakota club in Bristol. ““I sent my first record out with a mix tape to promoters and two came back and invited me to play, one of them was the Lakota,” he recalls. “I had a residency there for three years through Leon Alexander who later became my manager. I was playing regularly with people like System 7 and Carl Cox and in the back room it was drum and bass guys like Reprazent.”

One sure measure of Maas’ studio success has been the vast array of games, movies and TV shows that have looked to his music to provide sound beds and the appropriate atmosphere.

Yet it is still his club work that informs and drives much of the desire in the studio. “I come from DJing,” he asserts. “For me it’s the connection to the world outside. It’s where I can experiment, where I hear about things, it’s just so important to what I do. How can you have a feeling for clubs when you are not going to them?”

Indeed. In clubs, as in the studio, there’s only one way to describe Timo Maas: lifer.

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Alex Tepper

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Alex Tepper is quietly one of the most prolific producers in dance music. Happier in the background than on stage, Tepper has a career spanning 25 years in which he’s co-produced, co-written & mixed some of the biggest dance floor hits working alongside the likes of Nic Fanciulli, Nicole Moudaber, Steve Lawler, Boxia, Pleasurekraft, Mark Fanciulli, Secondcity and more.

Get into details with Tepper and you’ll find a wealth of credits. With Nic Fanculli alone he is co-responsible for records like Nic and Mark’s ‘Star’ on Seth Troxler’s Play It Say It imprint, Nic’s remixes of Calvin Harris ft. Dua Lipa and the Gorillaz ‘Ascension’ and co-writing and co-production credits on Fanculli’s debut album My Heart which featured guests Daman Albarn, Guy Gerber, Audion and more.

Dig deeper and you’ll find he’s credited on a handful of Steve Lawler releases including the tribal techno wall of sound ‘Kalimba’ released on the legendary R&S Records and ‘Femme Fatale’ on Josh Wink’s Ovum Records.

Other credits include co-producing and co-writing Nicole Moudaber’s sublime hit ‘Hair’ on Leena Records and ‘The Journey’ with Victor Calderone, her remix of the Alcatraz smash ‘Giv Me Luv’ and the majority of her album ‘Believe’ released on Drumcode. There are countless other credits but time is short.

Alex began his professional career working as an assistant engineer in the early 90s for an influential recording studio in Birmingham, working with rock and reggae bands including Black Sabbath and Steel Pulse amounts others.

Tepper soon found his true passion in house and techno and from here it was a short step to a string of solo releases under monikers such as X-Presidents (‘Diamond Rings’ being one record that became a UK Garage classic that was heavily supported and still gets love by the likes of Todd Edwards, DJ EZ and Zinc and others), Hammerjaxx, Rhythm & Vibe and Latino Circus all heavily influenced by the Chicago house and Detroit techno records he was constantly hearing.

“I’m still quite surprised at the diversity of that,” says Alex. “I had legends I’d loved my whole life such as Kevin Saunderson talking about my music. It gave me the confidence to go forwards and keep going.” From there he made Latino Circus’ ‘In Your Soul’ which was released on Deep Dish’s Yoshi Toshi and licensed Europe-wide.

Around this time Tepper met Phil Dockerty with whom he formed Futureshock. They signed to Junior Boy’s Own, started a joint label called Fuju (Future Junior) and then on to Parlophone Records where they released their debut album Phantom Theory. Along the way they remixed the biggest artists in the world at that time – Moby, Chemical Brothers, Underworld, Saint Etiene, Jamiroqui, New Order and Danny Tenaglia. They then toured the world supporting Underworld and also in their own right at UK festivals such as the legendary Glastonbury, recording exclusive sets for Radio 1 and other stations along the way.

House, of all types, has always been at the core for Tepper. “I remember going to the Sound Factory Bar in New York for Louie Vega’s Underground Network night and it happened to be Barbara Tucker’s birthday that night. D-Train were playing live (with Barbara ad-libbing), François Kevorkian was playing a party set of disco and hip hop in the basement and, of course, Louie in the main room. It was one of those magical New York nights.”

From Birmingham to New York, around the world and back to his current home, a lovely studio in Shoreditch surrounded by machines and a natural progression away from the stage to working with some of the world’s biggest DJs and in some cases playing a key part in their development as artists.

Tepper considers this sort of production work to be a modern take on the traditional role of a band producer, but with a DJ in place of band members and their instruments – a profound knowledge of what works in clubs, why and how. Sonics and sound are at the core of decades of experience.

“That’s where I draw my inspiration and knowledge of club music from…. I’m very lucky to have close working relationships with the calibre of DJs that I do, who know both what they want musically and what works well in its natural tribal habitat and luckily it’s easy to align with what they want from experience and time in the same space – the dance floor.”

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Renato Ratier

A major participant on the international DJ circuit, Renato Ratier has been playing since 1996 dishing out fun times and quality music to an ever demanding global audience. Renato enjoys regular residencies at the legendary Brazilian club ‘D-Edge’ and at ‘Warung Beach Club’ being a founder member of both venues.

His visionary attitude can be seen with his ever evolving ventures, the most recent being the ‘Holzmarkt’ project in Berlin. Playing alongside many celebrated artists, Renato has pinned Brazil onto the global electronic music map, bringing in thousands of international DJs to play at his legendary venues.

After 17 years behind the turntables Renato released a compilation ‘Brazilian Gigolo’ for the label Gigolo Records and  further productions have only added to his success. With two EP releases ‘Soul Machine’ on D-Edge Records and ‘True Love’ on the new Berlin label Light my Fire, Renato released his debut album ‘Black Belt’ on D-edge Records in July.

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Pablo Bolivar

Clocking up nearly two decades behind the decks, Pablo Bolívar is without a doubt, one of the most inspirational and innovating artists of the Spanish electronic music scene.

Highly respected for his essential albums ‘Anjanas’ and ‘Recall’, both released on Regular label, and ‘Motion:The Ambient Works’ released on his own label ‘Avantroots’, Bolivar is known for music with attitude.

2008 saw Bolivar team up with close friend Sergio Sainz to create ‘Pulshar’, a sensual project oozing synthetic soul. After several EP releases the first album ‘Brotherhood’ was born, successfully followed by ‘Inside’ a couple of years later.

Always up for the collaboration challenge, Bolivar has notched up quite a variety. From dance floor orientated works featuring Loco Dice, (‘Different Drum Ep’ Desolat) to sound track creations for the Mannheim National Museum; (‘europa es una isla – europa ist eine insel’ Avantroots).

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YouTube Deal

Truelove Music now collecting YouTube rights for its composers across 130 territories.

Following a landmark deal substantially driven by the IMPEL board of which Truelove Music is a founding member, Truelove Music is now able to collect royalties from YouTube for the whole of Europe, The Middle East,  North Africa and much of Asia.

Truelove Music is one of a select group of music publishers that can offer the efficiency and transparency of collection across such a large multi territory.

CEO John Truelove says, “PRS has fought hard with us to achieve this deal, they have done a brilliant job. I am delighted that we have now set the global standard for digital licensing.”

 

Steve Lawler

Steve Lawler needs no introduction, but he certainly warrants one. You would be hard pushed to find a more in-form, in-demand, exceptionally talented artist, regarded as highly by his industry peers as he is by his huge global base of musically educated fans.

Steve Lawler, a child of the acid house generation, has been busy with the beats long before genres were but a twinkle in clublandʼs eye. An electronic artist who defies generic boundaries, ever since his days organising the infamous motor way raves back in the early 90ʻs underneath the M42 motor way, in the UK.

As an artist: his releases & remixes have been signed by some of the worlds most established recording labels; R&S Records, Systematic, Drumcode, Harthouse, Cocoon, MBF, OVUM, Sci+Tec, Tsuba, Souvenir, Rekids, Boxer Sport, Be As One, Monique, Kostbar, Soma, Skint and of course his own recording label VIVa MUSiC.

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Guy J

Guy J is the highly sought after producer, DJ and live act whose infectious production talents, worldwide touring schedule and groundbreaking debut album on Bedrock have all contributed to his surging popularity. The Israeli has pioneered the increasing trend for melody-rich and emotionally charged house music, through productions that straddle the space between the genres of ambient, house and techno.

After making waves with a volley of killer singles, Guy released his hotly anticipated full-length artist album – ‘Esperanza’ – on John Digweed’s heavyweight Bedrock label. It was critically acclaimed and firmly established Guy as a key player in a new wave of deep house protagonists.

More essential cuts like ‘Lamur’ (Bedrock), ‘Pleasurety EP’ (Sudbeat) and ‘Shaman’ (Turbo Records) have since followed to sustain the buzz around this young man’s talents. His Heliscope EP saw the development of his relationship with Bedrock, with his music again transcending genres.

With further releases pouring out of Bedrock Records, he has cemented his place as the core artist on one of the dance world’s most respected labels and continues his rapid evolution.

Discography:

Jori Hulkkonen – I Am Dead ft. Jerry Valuri (Guy J Remix) (Turbo Records)
Way Out West – Ultra Violet (Guy J Remix) (Armada) MS & PMA – Endless (Guy J Remix) (Faith Music)
Sahar Z & Guy Mantzur – Sneaky Monkey (Guy J Remix)(Definitive Records)

Albums:

Guy J – Esperanza (Bedrock Records)

Singles:

Guy J – Ballroom (Bedrock Records) – Dust/Bianca (Sudbeat) – Lamur (Bedrock Records) – Shaman (Turbo Records) – Luner(Bedrock Records) – Geko (Bedrock Records) – Under Pressure(Bedrock Records) – Popcorn Machine (Whoop!) – Stop Hold (Manuel Muic) – Skin (Turbo Records) – Fade (Dogtown) – Been Here Before (Focus) – Save Me (Bedrock) – Agent Blue (Azuli) – Amsterdam (Dogtown) – Self Love (Proton)) & Sahar Z – Hazui (Electribe) – Never Say No (Deep Focus) & Raanan Raz – Resek (Deep Focus) – FunkiJunki EP (Proton) & Roy Brizman – Vinyls Are Forever (Focus)

Remixes:

Bent – As You Fall (G&E Analog) Jim Rivers – Vibrant (Guy J Remix) (Global Underground) Bluetech- Honey in the Heart (Guy J Remix) (Aleph Zero Records) Eric Prydz – Pjanoo (Guy J Remix) (MOS) Sasha – Mongoose (Guy J Rmx) (Emfire) Dubfunk – Mandala (Guy J Rmx) (Audiotherapy) DJ Yello – On the Top (Guy J Rmx) Traffic – Find Me (Guy J Rmx) (Global Underground) Dpen & Elias Tzikas – Frequency Loss (Guy J Rmx) (Focus) CPM – Violas (Guy J Rmx) (Proton)

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Quivver (John Graham)

QUIVVER - PRESS PHOTO - COLD SUN 02UK born but now based in LA, Quivver (John Graham) has been one of the most consistent producers of the last 20 years, releasing hundreds of tracks and remixes under various monikers (Skanna, Tilt, Stoneproof, Space Manoeuvres) and as a vocalist has co-written songs with the likes of Sasha, Hybrid and Planet Funk.

John has toured the world many times over as a DJ and since moving to LA in 2008 has also ventured into the world of film soundtracks and video game trailers.

He recently launched his own radio show ‘Controlled Substance’ on friskyradio.com, the first episode went to #2 on the frisky ratings, something which has never happened before.

Indie-rock album Cold Sun will be released on June 29th on Distinctive Records and has already received much critical acclaim from the few people who’ve been lucky enough to hear it.

His next Quivver EP will be released on Bedrock in late July, followed by an EP on Selador in early September.

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Gabriel Rocha (DJ PP)

top 10Gabriel Rocha (AKA DJPP) is one of the best DJs and Producers of Uruguay with over 23 years experience. In the words of acclaimed DJ Mark Knight Rocha was one of the most important DJ / Producers of 2010. In 2011 he was nominated as best producer in the Beatport Tech House Music Awards for his track Drunken Russian. Gabriel is consistently in the Beatport top sales with productions on a host of record labels including Toolroom, Defected, Rising, Leftroom, Sci + Tec, StrictlyRythm, Cr2, PPmusic, Greatstuff, KlingKlong, CraftMusic, Ministry of Sound, Soulman and MuzikXPress.

In his career as resident DJ, Rocha has worked in some of the best clubs in Uruguay, including Punta del Este SOHO, W. Lounge in Montevideo, IN, Sonic, Central and Crobar in Punta del Este during the summer months among others. In addition to residencies, he has performed at many festivals around the world such as Creamfields in Buenos Aires, Soul Tech in Mexico, Qubo Festival in Poland, Matuquin Festival in Spain, Australia Big City Nights, FW Festival in Brazil and many more. He has also played in some of the world’s top clubs, notably Space Ibiza, Pacha Munich, Sankyes Ibiza, Crobar Buenos Aires, D.EDGE Brazil, The End Colombia, Revolver Melbourne, Provocateur New York, Port du Soleil Sweden, Exit Summer Residence Lithuania, Hungary Monster Beach, Carpe Diem Beach Croatia, Spain Disco On and Get Party New Zealand.

Gabriel began as a producer in 2006 and has since produced remixes for Mark Knight, Funkagenda, Chris Lake, Deadmau5, Queen, Thomas Gold, Lee Cabrera, Soul Central, Chus & Ceballos and Jerry Ropero among others.

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System of Survival

Dedicated purveyors of all that is good in house music, System of Survival are Pietro ‘Bingo’ De Lisi and Alex Carpentieri, and have been resident DJs at that bastion of underground Ibiza, Circo Loco, since the party first began over decade ago.

Living, playing, producing and releasing material together since ’89 in Italy, they were amongst the first DJs brought by promoters Antonio & Andreas, to reside in Ibiza at DC10, and have since mastered the main room, terrace and car park with equal ease.  Their ability to carry a crowd, blend seamlessly between styles and fill in the gaps around the countless guests that they have supported is true testament to the role of a resident, and has led to them flying the Circo Loco flag throughout the years and across the globe.

Apart from touring with the DC10 crew, Bingo and Alex have been steadily riding a wave of popularity, gaining momentum through their own headlining dates at the likes of Watergate, Berlin: FACE Birmingham or FUSE London. A commitment to style beyond fashion and a propensity to mix the old with the new, has brought them unwittingly to the forefront of the current trends in sound, making them as popular with other DJs as they are with their fans.

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Rachel Auburn

Designer Rachel Auburn started out with a stall in Kensington Market in the early ’80s. Catching the interest of many including Susanne Bartsch she came to New York in 1984 to showcase her talent with other British designers for New London New York.They then went on to Japan which created even more interest for them as designers.

In 1985 Rachel and Leigh Bowery opened a stall at Hyper Hyper in Kensington Market called Spend Spend Spend, the title of the store. Known for its cutting edge fashion it soon made its way to fashion magazines such as the Face and I D. Rachel herself soon became a regular gracing the pages of London’s top fashion magazines.

Leigh Bowery asked Rachel to play at his club, Taboo. She was such a hit that she immediately became Taboo’s resident DJ. With enormous popularity and known for her high energy mixing, campy disco & glum rock-ish type tunes she soon became an enormous hit all over Europe along with the London trendy elite scene.

Playing such clubs as Heaven & Café-dee-Paris this led Rachel to re-mixing and producing. She was the first female DJ to play in China and Johannesburg (a gig of over 17,000 people). In December 1999 Rachel was voted one of the top 100 DJs by DJ magazine. She then created her own record label which continues to product dance music successes. She continues to flourish creatively as a mother, DJ, producer and all around talent.’

Maurice Aymard

Continuously connecting the grooves between deep house and techno, Maurice Aymard’s records are a fresh blend of European and Latin American dynamics.
The prolific DJ and producer knows the music business inside out.
He’s run his own club, hosted a radio show, produced a string of unforgettable tracks on such labels as Moodmusic, Einmusika and Tic Tac Toe Records, as well as opening Galaktika – Venezuela’s first record store turned label and booking agency with a podcast that reaches thousands of fans with every episode.
Maurice’s work as a DJ is equally prolific, performing widely in clubs around the world, from São Paulo’s D-Edge to his weekly residency at Barcelona’s Macarena club.
Movement through melody has always been integral to Maurice Aymara’s manifesto!

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https://soundcloud.com/mauriceaymard

Santos

Creativity knows no bounds when it comes to the inspiring and diverse productions of Italian DJ and Producer Santos.
Freely indulging this creativity, the Santos sound is continually evolving, blending different genres from house and techno to psychedelia and rock. Each production guarantees something fresh and innovative.
His catchy breakthrough track ‘Camels’ is an enduring classic and 2009’s ‘Hold Home’ became a huge anthem on dance floors around the globe.

He has since had releases on some of electronic music’s most cutting-edge labels – Bedrock, Get Physical, VIVa, Crosstown Rebels, Great Stuff – and his three solo albums were highly acclaimed. Santos has also accumulated distinguished remix credits for the likes of Fatboy Slim and Armand Van Helden as well as co-producing Madonna in 2008.

As a DJ Santos likes to keep the music and the venues varied. From gracing the legendary Annie Nightingale’s show on BBC Radio 1 to performing at Japan’s epic Fuji Rock Festival alongside the Chemical Brothers, his skill and ingenuity have taken him around the globe.
In 2008 Santos met his musical match in Timo Maas. Together as Mutant Clan they’ve flipped the script on techno dishing out a host of goodies on such labels as Connoisseur and SCI+TEC imprint. It wasn’t long before they were in demand worldwide and the Mutant Clan project soon gave birth to a feisty little record label, Rockets & Ponies, which has seen Santos and Timo release hot new talents like Adam Port & Santé alongside old friends like Riva Starr and Alex Dolby.

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https://twitter.com/Santos_italy

Stelios Vassiloudis

Stelios Vassiloudis is a DJ, musician and producer who’s exquisitely blended electronic house music has gained many plaudits over the last decade.

Having released productions and collaborations under various aliases, Stelios has racked up an impressive discography on such labels as Moodmusic, Bedrock, and Dieb Audio.

His recent work with Florian Kruse and Nils Nurnberg under the Wiretappeur guise has seen him release a string of productions on Bedrock as well as remixing several of the label’s key releases. Wiretappeur have since hit the Top 5 of the Beatport charts while their deep house vibes and warm sounds have become a firm favourite of acclaimed DJs around the globe.

Stelios has travelled worldwide spinning his innovative brand of deep house and techno for enthusiastic crowds in Brazil, China, Colombia, Russia, Japan and beyond.

Whether performing to an intimate crowd or in front of thousands at a huge festival, the combination of his unique musical approach and dedicated work ethic, guarantees a performance to remember. A rising star of the global electronic dance scene, Stelios is an inspired visionary and a meticulous professional.

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https://soundcloud.com/stelios-vassiloudis

Mihalis Safras

Recognised for his infectious bouncy tech beats, stomping grooves and driving techno- Mihalis Safras has made a big impact on the Beatport and DJ charts in the past months.
Working on celebrated labels such as Get Physical, Toolroom Records, Great Stuff Recordings and Skint, he is amongst the Top 50 all-time most charted artists on Resident Advisor; a testament to his relentless work ethic and sheer energy in the studio.
His creative productions and remixes know no boundaries and have appeared alongside an impressive list of artists including Sven Vath, Carl Cox and Richie Hawtin while his skill and devotion to playing quality music have seen him DJ in some of Europe and America’s finest venues.
Talented in the studio, natural behind the decks, Mihalis is comfortable playing in a whole spectrum of styles, as demonstrated on his mix CDs, podcasts and streams. 2013 looks set to see the continued rise of Safras with increasing appearances around the globe.

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https://twitter.com/MihalisSafras
https://soundcloud.com/mihalissafras

Garnica

Passionate about music from an early age, Rafael Garnica set off on his musical journey as a drummer with touring bands, before eventually finding his true home – electronic music.

Almost a decade of running his own radio show alongside DJing and creative spells spent in the studio have lead Garnica to develop a very distinct sound; taking influences from Venezuelan rhythms, old skool funk and disco then mixing that up with early UK 4-to- the-floor.
His debut album, Fool Again, exhibits his years on the music scene and embodies the sound of Garnica: melodic, nostalgic and optimistic with a fine balance between pop and underground.

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