When people think of Switzerland, they think of green meadows, clear water, snow-covered mountaintops and fresh air. In the world of electronic music they think of soulful house music and an extensive clubbing past. It is in both of these environments that Marco Biagini aka KELLERKIND grew up. In the small and rural town of Solothurn KELLERKIND discovered the Chicago sound in the local clubs and became fully infected with the virus of house music. 15 years later, KELLERKIND has become an irreplaceable figure in the Swiss electronic music scene. Backflash: In the beginning, it wasn’t much more than just fun. Now though, it is a true passion.
After many nights spent on the dance-floor of Solothurn’s Nacht-Schicht, KELLERKIND started to DJ himself – at first in his bedroom and soon in the clubs in and around his hometown. Warm deep house and the soulful music of Chicago were his biggest influences then and still remain to be the backbone to his sets. Very quickly KELLERKIND starts to DJ out in Switzerland’s big clubs. By 2007 Marco has already played the country’s most important venues, be it Zurich’s Hive, Rohstofflager, Rote Fabrik, Zukunft or Bern’s Formbar.
His career, however, really kicks off with his first release ‘Bergluft’ in 2008.
His name, which translates as ‘basement child’, can be taken quite literal, as he spends hours creating and arranging his warm house sounds in his basement studio in Solothurn. In 2007, KELLERKIND meets the guys behind Swiss house imprint Sirion Recordings and in 2008 he releases ‘Bergluft’, a track that gets worldwide feedback. It is played out by many famous DJs, charts at number 5 of Beatport’s minimal section and even gets airtime on John Digweed’s UK radio show on Kiss100.
After the sterling debut things happen quickly: Florian Meindl releases the Keller EP on his label Flash Recordings, of which the tracks ‘Natural Juice’ and ‘TomTom’ list highly in various techno charts. Later the tracks are re-released on vinyl as part of the Don’t Go Home EP, which does well with record retailers such as decks.de. In 2009, KELLERKIND’s working-relationship with Oliver Koletzki develops as he is asked to produce a remix for Koletzki’s ‘Since you are gone’. Since then he has released a shared EP on Stil vor Talent with Niko Schwind – an homage to classic house music – and has been featured on the Swiss Edition EP in 2010.
More recently, his Groovebox EP was released on Flash to critical acclaim and another collaboration with Niko Schwind appeared on Light my Fire.
While the spring of last year saw KELLERKIND’s first full length. Basement Story, his Backflash EP on Stil vor Talent has been the career defining moment thus far: hitting the zeitgeist perfectly, it reigned the Beatport Deep House charts at number one for weeks. Now, not even two years later, his second album Music is a Miracle is about to become another big success story.
Simultaneously, KELLERKIND’s DJ career has taken a sharp turn: he masters the decks at Berlin’s famous Watergate every other month, holds a residency at Hive in Zurich and jets to international venues in Paris, Amsterdam or Istanbul regularly.
While channeling the energy of the club in his records, KELLERKIND enjoys the contrast between weekend and weekday: he produces his tracks in a small wooden hut tucked away deep in the Swiss countryside. It is here that his warm and soulful tracks are borne and he gets the chance to replenish his batteries for those long weekends ahead. “Most of my inspiration still comes from the time spent in clubs”, he states, a fact that is confirmed by his DJ sets and productions.
“Music, for me, is everything – it’s a miracle”.
With twelve years of production and fifteen years of DJ experience, Dan Caster is a fountain of musical knowledge, confident enough to let his work as an artist speak for itself. While many are aware of his own releases on Supdub (‘Wunderbar’ and ‘Musica’) and, most recently, Stil vor Talent Digital (‘Fell Into Pieces’), his output as a behind-the-scenes producer for Niconé, Sascha Braemer or Rene Bourgeois may come as a pleasant surprise. He contributed immensely to Niconé & Sascha Braemer’s hugely successful ‘Romantic Thrills’ album (2011), for example, while his own remix of ‘Runaway feat. Jan Blomqvist’, one of the LP’s highlights, ended up taking the Beatport Deep House charts by storm.
Just as refined and varied as his production style, Dan’s skills as a DJ are best described as eclectic yet wonderfully coherent and extremely tight. He is a schooled reader of crowds and thus adepts perfectly to different club scenarios and energy levels, shifting seamlessly from deeper styles of house to techier material, from disco to techno and beyond – something he proved on his recent SVT podcast and that is reflected in his impressive booking schedule.
34-year old NIKO SCHWIND was born in Trier – the birthplace of Karl Marx – and very quickly discovers his own personal “Capital”: his love for music and passion for sound. In 2001 he first got the chance to express these true feelings in public. Since then, the same mission was to stretch through his biography like a red line: to invite people on the dancefloor on a journey, to tell them a story with his music. Now, in 2011, Niko has just released his second album on Stil vor Talent, an LP that is destined to catapult him into the ranks of the top DJs and producers.
The young and passionate DJ quickly made a name for himself in and around his hometown. People spread the word of his enthusiastic DJ sets, of his charismatic appearance, of his skill to transfer the energy of house and techno sounds straight onto the dancefloor in order to create a connection between DJ and crowd. Soon enough, NIKO SCHWIND starts to play in clubs outside of Trier, in Hannover, Leipzig und Cologne as well as Catania and Belgrade. Big events such as the Alive-Festival, Sonne Mond & Sterne, Nature One or Mayday Poland, moreover, book him. In 2007 Niko moves to Berlin and quickly begins spinning records in prestigious clubs such as Bar 25, Club der Visionäre and Watergate. In February 2009, Niko lands his first bookings in South America, a place that he already revisited in October 2010. His reputation opens the door to the famous Vegas club and D-Edge in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Paired with a hectic touring schedule of Europe that has culminated in sets at Batofar in Paris, Studio80 in Amsterdam or Hive in Zurich, Niko has become a presence at the world’s top party locations.
It is safe to say that if DJing was his first love, production is his hot love affair. NIKO SCHWIND starts producing in 2004, intensely working on sounds and patterns that will make his productions stand out among the vastness of contemporary electronic music. Everything that he experiences out on the dancefloor is transferred into his productions. His first EPs on Autist Records, on which he subsequently released his debut LP in May 2009, gather the attention of many top DJs such as Jeremy P. Caulfield, Ivan Smagghe or Mendo. It is only a matter of time until Oliver Koletzki takes notice of Niko’s productions and DJ sets. In the past two years, he has consequently released two singles on Stil vor Talent that showcased his transition from a minimalistic tech house sound to mature, melodic house music, something that will be strengthened further by a forthcoming EP on Stil vor Talent in June.
In the spring of 2011, Niko released his second album Good Morning Midnight on Stil vor Talent. The album features collaborations with vocalists such as Fran, but also with other producers like Channel X, Patrick Blasa or Oliver Koletzki. Overall, it is evident that NIKO SCHWIND can be classed one of the most prolific house producers out there, with a stylistic breadth ranging from gentle vocal house to techy peak time anthems. It seems as if Niko approaches his productions with the view of a DJ and, vice versa, reads the dancefloor as a schooled musician – a talent that makes him truly unique.
Dapayk Solo Live
Es begann mit einem alten PC und einem geliehenem Synthesizer. Als Dapayk, alias Niklas Worgt, mit 15 Jahren anfing eigene Tracks zu bauen, wurde sein Studio zur zweiten Heimat.
Besessen versuchte er all die Einflüsse in seine Musik einzubringen die Anfang der 90er Jahre auf ihn einprasselten. Der Weg führte ihn als Live Act von Drum&Bass über House zu Techno, ohne sich je einem Genre völlig zu verschreiben. Durch dieses Wechselspiel zwischen den musikalischen Welten entstand der typische Dapayk Sound: groovend, edgy und anders.
Mit seinen Releases auf Labels wie Stil vor Talent, Herzblut oder seinem eigenen
Mutterschiff Mo’s Ferry Prod., ist Dapayk seit über einer Dekade am Puls der Zeit. Nach 7 Longplayer & über 50 Singlereleases unter eigenem Namen, gehört er zu den festen Grössen der elektronischen Musiklandschaft.
Nicht nur mit eigenen Projekten wie Dapayk & Padberg oder Marek Bois baute er seine Fähigkeiten als Produzent weiter aus.
Auch andere Acts wie Monika Kruse, Marcel Knopf & Kleinschmager Audio setzen auf sein Können im Studio, wenn es darum geht ihren Tracks den letzten Schliff zu verleihen.
Aus Liebe zu den knisternden Scheiben riefen Dapayk & die Mo’s Ferry Crew 2009 das “I LOVE VINYL open air” ins Leben.
Seine Erfahrungen als ständig um die Welt reisender Live Act bringt er hier mit ein, wodurch das kleine Festival Jahr um Jahr an Fans gewinnt.
Velten Doering aka Dirty Doering was born in Leipzig in 1978, but grew up in the Black Forest in southern Germany. He started DJing professionally at the age of 19, and soon followed his career to Berlin.
He rose quickly as a part of the club and underground scene in Berlin, and soon the most influential locations such as „BAR25“ (resident), „Watergate“, „Tresor“, „Club 103“, „Arena“, „HomeSweetHome“, “Bachstelzen“, “Rote Sonne“, „Maria“ and „Weekend“ became the places to frequently see Dirty Doering playing his sexy electronic dance sound. Performances of his interpretation of the Berlin sound
followed at the „Fusion“ and „Melt!“ festivals (Germany), Studio88 (France), Nadsat (Kopenhagen), „Fabric“ (London), „Sonar“ Festival (Spain),“Klubbers Day“ (Madrid) and many more international locations and events.
In addition to his DJ tours, back in Berlin, he continued with other related activities.Together with his DJ colleague André Gardeja, he successfully ran the famous DJ record „freizeitglauben“ for several years. He set up a well known party series, the „labradorbar“, among others.
In 2006 he founded the label
„ALLYOUCANBEAT“ with Housemeister. Then he created the label „Rauschenbach Music“ under which he producedes his own releases. He has created remixes for artists such as Housemeister, Oliver Koletzki, Chilly Gonzales, Nicone, Console, Bonaparte, and more. One of his biggest hits is „I Would“ on the bar25 label (bar25 015).
Marcus Meinhardt gehört zweifellos zu den aktivsten Konstanten der deutschen Clubszene – vor und hinter den Kulissen.
Als DJ hat der Mittdreißiger den Sound seiner Wahlheimat Berlin in zahllosen Clubgigs entscheidend mitgeprägt.
Doch auch international ist Marcus ein gern gesehener Gast, der mitelegant-treibenden Sets und seiner sympathischen Art begeistert. Er ist ein echter Charakter im nimmermüden Stroboskop.
Abseits der DJ-Kanzel organisiert Marcus seit über zehn Jahren selbst Partys
wie die »Home Sweet Home«-Reihe, eine der besten Afterhour-Plätze Berlins.
Auch das legendäre Muna-Zelt auf dem SonneMondSterne-Festival wäre ohne Marcus als Mit-Organisator und Abschluss- DJ nicht das, was es heute ist.
Aufgewachsen im beschaulichen Thüringen, ließ er sich Anfang der Neunziger vom Techno-Geist anstecken und begann ab 1995 als Resident in der Muna, einem der renommiertesten Clubs im Osten Deutschlands, seine ersten Partys zu bestreiten.
In dieser Zeit brachte er mit dem Muna-Team auch das SonneMondSterne-Festival an der Bleilochtalsperre zum Laufen – heute gehört es zu Europas bekanntesten
2002 zog es Marcus schließlich nach Berlin.
Er tauchte tief ein in eine pulsierende Clubszene, die ihm viel Freiraum für seine musikalische Entfaltung bot.
Sie inspirierte ihn auch dazu neben dem Auflegen eigene Tracks zu produzieren.
2006 erschien seine erste EP auf Micro.fon.
Als Plattform für seine Musik dient Marcus mittlerweile jedoch Upon.You, jenes Label, das er Anfang 2007 mit seinen Freunden Marco Resmann und Hawks Grunert gründete und dass sich innerhalb kürzester Zeit zu einem der wichtigsten Tech-House-Labels etablieren konnte.
Sein feines Gespür für den Dancefloor lässt sich immer wieder in den subtilen Arrangements und den gekonnt ausbalancierten Sounds nachempfinden.
Nicht umsonst zählen Tracks wie »Drive It Mad Max«, »Pacey Lynn«, oder »Jerry Lee« zu den erfolgreichsten Upon.You-Veröffentlichungen.
Und im Superflu-Remix schaffte es »Drive It Mad Max« zu den »Best
Underground Sellers 2009« bei Beatport.
Durch Upon.You wächst Marcus darüber hinaus zunehmend in die Besonderheiten des Musikgeschäfts rein.
Zum Erfolg der Label-Nächte in Berlins Panoramabar und Arena Club, Stuttgarts Romy S sowie auf internationalem Boden in Barcelona, Amsterdam und Mailand trägt Marcus ebenso bei wie bei der Suche nach neuen Upon You Künstlern.
2010 und 2011 konzentriert sich Marcus auf seine Produktionen und reist quer durch die Welt um diese zu präsentieren.
Die vielen neuen Einflüsse und Eindrücke, die er auf seinen Reisen sammelt, brachten
ihn zu dem Entschluss sein eigenes Label zu gründen.
Das Label „Heinz-Music“ wird seine neue Plattform sein, auf der seine Freunde und Kollegen sich austoben können.
Dabei geht es um Floor orientierteTanzmusik.
Martin Landsky’s extensive discography reads like a chronological guide through electronic music’s hottest sounds, and through Germany’s most vital labels, from deeply chilled dub house for his own Efforil/Intim imprint, through sampladelic disco-influenced sounds for Dessous, to his long association with Poker Flat that journeyed with him through electro experiments, driving techno, and flirtations with minimal. Whether uplifting and anthemic, dark and contemplative, or somewhere in between, Landsky’s unwillingness to be pigeonholed has taken him to the uppermost echelons of Berlin’s club scene.
The future continues to be bright for Martin Landsky. As he forges into the new year – taking inspiration from those early days of rave within modern, finely-tuned electronics – he continues to explore the shared vision, passion, and love of music that continues to drive him in all that he does, and all that will come.
You can say what you want about the Ruhr area – for its honest, direct and blunt nature it is appreciated everywhere. The people here are open-hearted and down to earth. The same in Dortmund. The largest city in the Ruhr area is proud of things like its premier club Borussia Dortmund, Signal Iduna Park – the largest football stadium in Germany and home of Borussia Dortmund , Westfalenhalle – within which since ’93 the ” Mayday” the mother of all indoor raves takes place, the Westfalen Park and the remaining culture of brewing beer.
Ante Perry loves Borussia … and beer. The native Romanian especially addresses himself to the task of enriching the nightlife of his city and also to establish its scene of electronic music to an internationally known brand. Therefor he is willing to use all available funds.
As a DJ he has been active for over a decade behind the decks to bring his definition of modern House to the people , which is just as honest and straightforward , like it befits for a true Ruhrgebeatler. He plays his records in no questionable Dortmund dives, but regularly in the most prestigious clubs in the country as well as on festivals such as Nature One, Mayday, Juicy Beats or the Berlin Katermukke Festival and is a frequently booked guest in Countries such as Belgium, Denmark, France, Croatia, Russia, Spain, Austria or Switzerland. Best understood he feels in his extra-long sets, preferred to him all-night-long, in which he builds up the dramaturgical tension of the night, from warm-up through to peak time and beyond. His preference for long set does in no way deny him the ability to deliver compressed for a short set on a button. The bottom line is usually the same: a head standing Floor!
“Flashing Disco Sounds” are served by Ante as part of his own radio show for the third year on the Bavarian station egoFM . With not only his heart on the right place, but also on the tongue, he presents every second Saturday from 9pm-10pm a potpourri of different sounds and styles, garnished with entertaining revelations from the scene.
Own productions are a popular medium for Dortmund´s Ante for many years now to deliver his personal moods of house music close to the crowd and to set the international club scene in motion. The 2006 debut ” Beach Power”, “The Big Bang” and “Human You” have undoubtedly earned a place of honor in the Perry Discography , which on addition to various singles released on Labels as Moon Boutique, Systematic Recordings, Great Stuff and Kittball as well as remixes for acts such as Tube & Berger, Jennifer Rostock, Dapayk and Spirit Catcher, has emerged two album releases (“Flashing Disco Sounds I & II”), each in cooperation with his former studio partners Tube & Berger and Kolombo. Since 2012 Ante runs his own studio and places his selfproduced explosive club material on labels like Stil Vor Talent, We Play House, Katermukke, Upon You and Kittbal.
Mono Negro is the Perryan task force he teamed up with partner Flo Mrzdk, founded in Croatia on a vacation trip under the influence of loads of Karlovačko combined with the Adriatic Sun. Since then, Mono Negro, the dynamic duo, is on a live mission through the club’s underworld – armed to the teeth with monstrous basslines, haunting vocals and infectious grooves, which they fire out via Ableton , Akai & Numark controller, Midi Pad, DJM and CDJs and deglaze with Karlovačko , confetti and glitter. Their soundtrack so far is known in two parts, with the “Mono Negro EP” on Stil Vor Talent and the current release on Kittball.
“Be An Ape” – The Dream of an own label matured since early activities as an A&R manager for the labels Punx and Polo and is finally becoming a reality in October 2013. The imprint will serve in the first place as a platform for his own music and will publish quite nostalgic black gold, with a release philosophy, that is so wide-ranging and unpredictable like the DJ sets the label owner – Deep to peak, everything is possible!
The musical backround of these two guys is just very different. Everything began with an oldschool hip hop and crossover. In the middle of the 90’s they found their love for house and techhouse music. After moving on as DJ’s and having some solo releases the young and talented guys decided to create THE GLITZ in 2007. There they started with three members – but now they’re down to two now. The first EP “White Line” was a huge success. Surprisingly THE GLITZ found themselves in many DJ playlists and other electronic music charts around the world. Their follwong releases “Chatter” and “Tenga” tie in with the success of “White line”. THE GLITZ have a few releases waiting in the start blocks. So you can get ready for next singles called “Silbersee”, “Last Panther” and “Red Leaves”. Labels like Material, Ideal, Voltage Musique and Pocketgame support THE GLITZ and their kind of electronic music. The keen sense for the right sound at the right moment makes THE GLITZ not only convincing as producer but also as a DJ-Team in the clubs. People love their energetic sets, but also to see their passion behind the decks is worthwhile is the motivation of this two guys.
Molle aka Mollono.Bass
Als Gründungsmitglied des legendären Quartetts Kombinat100 ist Molle aka Mollono.Bass schon seit einer ganzen Weile ein bekanntes Gesicht der Szene. Seine innige Leidenschaft für elektronische Musik führte 2006 zur Gründung des Labels Acker Records, hinter dem er als führender Kopf steht, sowie im Jahre 2008 zur Eröffnung von 3000° Records. Damit nicht genug: Auch in den Projekten Rundfunk3000 und Eulenhaupt & Mollenhauer mischt der stets gut gelaunte Mecklenburger im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes kräftig mit. Mit seinem Solo Projekt präsentiert Mollono.Bass live und an den Turntables minimale Techhouse Beatz, die für den Dancefloor konzipiert sind und somit ordentlich nach vorne gehen. Das beweisen eine Vielzahl erfolgreicher Veröffentlichungen auf Acker und Ostwind Records. Und auch jenseits des großen Teichs hat man sein Talent bereits gewittert, im Zuge einer Zusammenarbeit mit dem in Los Angeles ansässigen Absurd Records erscheint dort eine Reihe seiner Werke. Wie schon in seinen Produktionen mit Kombinat100, bettet Mollono.Bass warme, groovige und treibende Drumsets in ein dubbiges, harmonisches und emotionales Klanguniversum. Sein organischer Sound mit einem Hauch atmosphärischer Klänge entführt den Hörer auf eine Reise durch Raum und Zeit. Wer bei dieser Musik nicht die Lust zum Tanzen verspürt , sollte vielleicht einfach zu Hause bleiben!
& Raycoux Jr.
Fabian Reichelt & Raycoux Jr.
This is of course no accident. Fabian has been playing for
years with his Tour DJ and friend Raycoux Jr. joint sets and
sets with his trained in soul and jazz Voice, driving electronic
dance music skillfully on the icing on the cake.
They surprise with their perfectly fitting Freestyle to current
House & Tech House tracks and inspire the audience
Not without reason appreciate Lexy & K-Paul , Ida Engberg,
George Morel and Toni Rios both as a warm up for their
shows. In addition to their shows together, they provide still
very different sensation. Raycoux Jr. published together
with Stefan Barth one track after the other…
Fabian ist also in conversation with his remixes, and his vocals
What the future holds, no one knows but the two are responsible
for the several big movements on the floors.
Whether live or on record probably plays no role.
Seit gut zehn Jahren ist Alex Klar in der Hamburger Club Szene unterwegs.
Aktive als Dj ist er in den letzten 3 Jahren durch seine eigenen Open Air´s wie,
“S-T-R-A-N-D-P-A-U-K-E”, “Beats Love and Sound´s” und die aktuelle O.A. Partyreihe “Alles im grünen Bereich”, zu einem bekannten Act geworden.
Als ehemaliges Mitglied des Dj kollektives “Tekkno ist grün” spielte er in Hamburg auf dem “Hafengrün Festival” dem “P.O.H Festival” bei Kiel und in Club´s wie Fundbüro, Terrace Hill, 13ter Stock, Juice Club und im Angel Klub.
Aber auch international, wie z.b. auf dem elf jährigen Jubiläum der NEMO Bar,
an der Copacabana in Bolivien, durfte er seinen können unter beweiss stellen .
Er trennte sich von Tekkno ist grün, da es Zeit war neue Wege zu gehen und ist
u.a. der Veranstalter des Seifenblasen Festivals, das im August 2014 erstmalig an den Start geht.
Sein Sound ist sehr abwechslungsreich, tiefgehend und mitreißend.
Er versteht es die Facetten von Deep & Tech House gekonnt zu nutzen um verschiedenste Stimmungen auf dem Dancefloor zu erzeugen.
Mit seinem Stil und seinem know how scheint es so, als wäre es ihm ein leichtes die Party crowd auf ein hohes Level der Lebensfreude zu pushen.
Alex Klar versteht sein Handwek, ohne Frage ….
Sein Motto : The only good system is a sound system!!!
Producer & DJ Alexander R. was born Kranojarsk Russia , in 1985. since he was very young, music has been his passion. being just a teenager, he started to be influenced by music from the 90′s and that maked him feel really interested in its electronic sounds.At the age of 16 he started to get involved with electronic Hip Hop Funky soul music produce.In 2008 Sash96 to learn more abo ut electronic music and began to experiment with new genres and sounds. Playing Minimal Electro/Techno & Goa and produce & mixing these two genres, he showed his knowledge and felt attracted by electronic music more than he expected and finally Producer& DJ – Minimal Techno–TechHouse
A 25 year old Dj with an addiction for electronic music and driving Tech-House Grooves.
Born and raised in Hamburg he started off with black music until the first electronic sounds hit his ears and tookover his mind. Once he was into that, he quickly fall in love with the sound of Cadenza, Bar25, Upon You or Highgrade – mostly Berlin based techno labels.
His preference for the Berlin music scene let him explore a wide spectar of music styles as Tech House, Minimal, Techno & Deep House. In 2011 he and a friend started a new party series called ”Abrakadabra” always trying to bring some new fresh sound into the city combined with long running after hour sessions.
At the end of the day it’s all about passion and commitment. He listens, plays and mixxes music every day and is excited how far his passion will take him.
Deo & Z-Man
If you have spent any time around the Berlin / Hamburg clubbing axis in the last few years you are
probably already aware of the rising phenomenon that is Deo & Z-man. A pair of regular superheroes with
a talent for bringing a wide range of vibes to the club floor, their recent signing to hometown tastemakers
hafendisko will be a chance for everybody else to join in on the fun.
The brothers hail from Hamburg, by way of Italy – their father a professional musician whose rock band
dived headlong into playing the Reeperbahn whore houses, back street bars and seedy clubs of his
adopted home city.
It would be fair to say this lust for life rubbed off or the impressionable boys – after years of carrying guitars
and amps and hooking up cables for their dad, they started building their own musical legacy as
teenagers. Aided by understanding parents, the brothers borrowed some analog gear, found a space and
started experimenting with their first passion – hip-hop. This being the 90s, it wasnʼt long before the whole
musical spectrum opened up – from garage to trip hop to drum ʼnʼ bass and on to house and techno – the
floodgates had opened and Deo & Z-man had found their calling.
Working on tracks through the week and performing each weekend, Deo & Z-man were following in their
fatherʼs footsteps – the natural rhythm of artists working to keep music at the centre of their lives and
everything else in the background. The boys started laying down beats in all styles, their love for music
never ghettoized into any one genre. A common theme running though all their tracks and performances
however, is one many fans will instantly recognize – an innately musical sensibility that also translate to
the club. And these guys have some serious credentials when it comes to moving dance floors. From the
early days getting switched on to electronic music in Hamburg, Deo & Z-man have built up a ferociously
exciting reputation for rocking parties – evidenced by their long running residency at Hamburgʼs legendary
Golden Pudel Club.
Their reputation has been built on innovative and open-minded live performances performed with a
mixture of analog and digital gear, and DJ sets that sparkle with creativity. One thing they have been sure
to maintain throughout their work is something that is often forgotten in the electronic music landscape – a
rare talent for injecting their work with a sense of humour and a flair for fun. Itʼs this irreverent attitude that
had led to memorably devastating performances at Fusion Festival and Golden Gate Club in Berlin, and
led them to be much in demand at some of the most respected parties in Europe.
Take a glimpse at their releases over the past five years and itʼs clear to see how the brothers have
created such a buzz –tracks on Klasse, Opossum and Compost Black Label have highlighted a rare skill
to mix styles without losing focus, and to mix musicality with innovation. Also releasing and performing
under the nomme de guerre Mafiosi Bros, the guys operate somewhere within the house and techno
continuum but are not defined by it, their wide-ranging influences are always on display, informing their
work and beat-making at every level. Now with an upcoming album due on hfn, itʼs time Deo & Z-man took
their superhero mission to the next level – saving the world from the dull and achieving total world
domination in the process.
Erst seit knapp zwei Jahren unter dem gemeinsamen Projekt DOPPELJOTT unterwegs, haben die Hamburger John und Jaro bereits sämtliche Hamburger Clubs gerockt. Auch deutschlandweit und international haben die beiden mit ihrer Mischung aus Deep- und G-House zahlreiche Gigs hinter sich. Trotzdem bleibt ihre Heimat die Hansestadt. Um genauer zu sein: Der BAALSAAL auf der Reeperbahn
Laika & Strelka
Laika & Strelka are 2 dogs who like house Music
When a child builds his own drums using pots and pans and plays them almost every day, it’s a sure sign that music is the right path to set him on. Graduating as a Drummer and Composer/Arranger, Monte found his way at a very early age.
Making music for the Demo Scene using Trackers where his first encounter with nowadays “vintage computers” providing him with all the sounds he needed to form his ideas into music. His passion brought him to Hamburg where he found himself producing/co-producing and mixing for a whole host of artists.
Monte takes you back to the “Beverly Hills Cop” and “Miami Vice” aesthetic, but with a deep and solid funk groove lurking beneath. An absolute synth freak able to make any sound you could possibly think of almost in seconds on an array of devices, Monte also finds time to fill in as a professional drummer.
Since 2008 Monte was drawn to the JEUDI Events at Hamburg’s BAALSAAL club, which eventually led him to become part of their first “JEUDI´s FRIENDS EP”.
With “TRUE” – a tune which triumphantly took the top spot #1 in the Beatport Deep House Charts – under his belt, and worldwide recognition rising fast, Monte is certainly one to keep on your radar.