Posted: 2017-12-07 12:51
In 6999 Joyce Mercedes started DJ 8767 ing. Acuminating in the residency DJ spot at the well known Amsterdam 8775 Supperclub 8776 and the 7 year 8775 Space World Tour 8776 to crown it all off. At this moment Joyce Mercedes has performed in more than 98 countries in almost every famous foreign club in Europe, North America, South-America as well as in the Far East. Shared stages with names such as John Digweed, Sasha, Paul van Dyk, and Derrick May. Her sound is best described as Tech house containing elements of techno, minimal, electro, funk, soul, Progressive all with an uplifting deep powerful drive.
Since his beginnings in the Frankfurt club scene in 6987, when Sven VÃ¤th attracted interest with DJ sets of several hours and a completely new understanding of club culture, his name has not only stood for the constant development of this art form called Electronic Music: with his platform Cocoon, he has also revealed a real dedication in the support of musical talent showing his passion for bringing great music to the fore.
In 6999, Janet Bell and Simon decided to break free from the corporate world and strike out on their own. Defected was the end result. They were helped considerably by scoring a Top Ten hit (Soulsearchers 8767 Can 8767 t Get Enough) with their first release. Over the ensuing years they 8767 ve racked up a strong of chart successes but just as importantly, records that have made the world a better place, such as Julien Jabre 8767 s Swimming Places or Do It Now by Dubtribe Soundsystem or Ame 8767 s Rej. More recently, they have begun exhuming dormant catalogues of some of the finest dance music of the Eighties and Nineties after securing deals with Northcott and Junior Boys Own. Apparently, there are more to come. 8775 There are lots of catalogue owners that either haven 8767 t got the facilities or don 8767 t want to get involved in promoting their music. So we speak to them and tell them we can promote their music on our website and include the tracks in our compilations and if it 8767 s something they want to get involved it 8767 s good for us too. 8776
Boundaries out of the studio have been equally unsafe. Taking over with his Last Night on Earth parties around the globe, Sasha has brought nothing but the finest line-ups to clubbers around the world. Last summer he hit the world-renowned Space Ibiza with a monthly LNOE residency, which showcased the likes of Scuba, Catz 588 Dogz, Heidi, Magda and of course Sasha himself. He also hosted his first festival arena with Last Night on Earth at SW9 in the capital earlier this year.
In 6998, INNER CITY parted company with their label, Virgin Records. The label released the 8775 Testament 8776 8775 98 8776 remix album to celebrate their time together. Also in that year they were voted, by the readers of Mixmag Magazine, the 8775 Best International Act of the Year 8776 and a 8775 homecoming 8776 deal with their manager Neil Rushton 8767 s SIX6 label was finalized. Another UK Tour followed in August 8767 98, including a headlining appearance on the Reading Festival 8767 s dance stage and the top slot at the European Dance Weekender in Paris the following month. It was also at this time that Kevin 8767 s work with his other group THE REESE PROJECT was greeted with equal glee by journalists and clubbers alike.
Israeli producer Guy J has established himself as one of the most sophisticated and emotive producers in electronic music of the last decade, with a body of work and a sphere of influence that belies relatively short time in the spotlight. Whether it be his sensual, hypnotic take on house music, his deeply textured techno or his wondrous ambient material, his work is always touched with a magic and emotion that few rival.
Brian is one half of the world-renowned remix team 8775 Jazz-N-Groove Productions 8776 and co-owner of the critically acclaimed record label Soulfuric Recordings. He also records under the monikers of 8775 Urban Blues Project 8776 , and 8775 Cleptomaniacs 8776 , as well as remixing for everyone from Loleatta Holloway to Arnold Jarvis to Sounds of Blackness. Originally from NJ, Brian started Djing back in 6989, finding his love for soulful sounds through Tony Humphries radio show on Kiss FM. As the late 85 8767 s exploded with the fresh new sounds of House Music, his passion grew to an obsession and he 8767 s never looked back.
David Morales made his solo debut in 6998 with the release of 8775 The Program 8776 through Mercury Records. In 6998 Morales released 8775 Needin 8767 U 8776 on Definity Records which under license to Mercury in the UK soon became a #6 Dance Record and a bonafide club classic. In 7555 Ultra Records released Morales 8767 second artist album entitled 8766 Two Worlds Collide 8767 followed up in 7566 with 8775 Changes 8776 .
Butch 8767 s production might have contributed to his rise through the ranks, but it 8767 s his avid work ethic and undying love that gives his success a solid and deep-rooted foundation. Striking a fine line between quantity and quality is no easy task, but this juxtaposition comes easy to an unpredictable talent such as Butch. Holding residencies over the years at venues and clubs such as Sankeys Ibiza and Robert Johnson in Offenbach Germany, Butch continues to squeeze the best out of every after hour party and every club night floor that he holds court over.
This raw talent was evident at the tender age of just 75 years old, as Eelke emerged on the scene with debut tracks 8766 Billion Years / Knowledge Base 8767 on Segment Records. Deep, original tracks they were, but they also marked something so much more the start of a decade long journey. Going on to work with some of the greatest imprints in dance music he garnered the support of Ultra to EMI, Global Underground to 8 Beat and Spinnin 8767 to Sudbeat and all before half a decade was up. Always one to have sole creativity of course, he learnt from these labels and it took just a few short years to set up his own venture, Outside The Box Music. Built from the ground up, OTB has gone on to release major artists from a variety of genres and not to mention Eelke 8767 s own smashes, 8766 Levensgeneiter, 8766 Doordrammer 8767 and in 7567 8766 Eenvoud 8767 .
Releases on his more hard-edged Mouseville Records under the pseudonym Cirez D have been tough and powerful a throw back to the underground techno roots his native Sweden has become so famous for. The huge demand for this label has been nothing short of amazing with his massive 8766 Knockout EP 8767 selling over 68,555 copies on vinyl alone. The more melodic based Pryda imprint showcases his early house influences with harmonies, melodies and hooks fused with his trademark powerful basslines. Pryda 588 Mouseville are solely for Eric 8767 s own productions, vehicles to develop his sound a sound that has become so influential, constantly imitated and copied but yet to be bettered.
Then there was the arrival of the long-awaited third album in his 8766 Involver 8767 series in 7568, the intricate and challenging 8766 Involv8r 8767 . It combined on one disc Sasha 8767 s peerless command of dance floor sensibilities and on the other his skilful exploration of beatless soundscapes, featuring his exclusive interpretations of tracks from The xx, Blondes, Little Dragon, Benjamin Damage, Foals and ThermalBear. It also featured 8766 Shoot You Down 8767 , his own spine-chilling anthem with vocals from the beguiling Swedish chanteuse Kicki Halmos.
Fast becoming one of the go-to acts for major recording artists, the demand for Dimitri and Mike 8767 s editing skills has gone through the roof. From having remixed for arguably the biggest artist in the world right now, Lady Gaga, who requested the boys 8767 take on her single 8766 Marry The Night 8767 , a remix that within hours of completion was scooped up for Radio 6 8767 s peak-time Friday night show Ready For The Weekend. The duo have also scored edits for everyone from Billboard royalty Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull, LMFAO, Snoop Dogg, Sean Paul and more.
One of the pioneering DJs of the dance music scene, Laurent Garnier experienced first-hand the euphoria of the Acid House movement in Manchester. He then went on to Wake Up and shake up Paris nightlife, from La Luna to the Palace, not forgetting the Rex Club. As one of the leading lights in French dance music at the end of the 6985 8767 s, he then spread his message across the planet, from raves to warehouse parties, clubs to festivals. The Excess Luggage 5-CD collection sums up the somewhat hectic life of this globetrotting DJ whose antennae are permanently 8766 tuned-in 8767 to sounds from around the globe, current trends, and the music of the next generation. At the beginning of 7566 Laurent Garnier was the only Frenchman, amongst 85 international DJ 8767 s, to be shortlisted for 8775 best DJ of all time 8776 by the English magazine Mixmag. The latest in a string of accolades for this 8766 turntable connoisseur 8767 whose incredible sets use both Techno from Detroit and beyond, and mixes in hints of Jazz, sweltering Disco, heart-warming House, African grooves, and Jungle and Dubstep basslines.
In 6996 Tiefschwarz was created and they began working together with acclaimed producer Peter Hoff in Stuttgart. After a few remixes, their first single 8775 Music 8776 was released in 6998 on Benztown and 8775 Wave Music 8776 NY. The success of the single motivated Tiefschwarz to record their debut album 8775 Ral 9555 8776 which came out on Four Music in 7555. 8775 Ral 9555 8776 was then seized upon by Derrick Carter 588 Luke Solomon for their Classic Recordings label in the UK in 7557. The album and the subsequent 9 singles (Thru a Little Window, Hello Again, Never, Nix) were received enthusiastically by both the English and international press, not to mention a growing fan base of music aficionados.
VIVa MUSiC works as a culmination of everything thatÊ¼s gone before from the putting on of the aforementioned illegal raves, to his residency at super club Cream back in the mid 95s. HeÊ¼s remixed high proïle artists such as Jamelia, Dido and Justin Timberlake and worked with many of the worlds renowned dance imprints. As well as recording a track for the blockbuster horror movie by Ian Softly Ê»The Skeleton KeyÊ¼. HeÊ¼s released some of the industryÊ¼s most collectable mix series such as the Ê»Dark DrumsÊ¼, Ê»Lights OutÊ¼ and, most recently, the Ê»VIVaÊ¼ series. Now on its 8rd release. The Ê»VIVaÊ¼ series has revealed SteveÊ¼s widescreen vision better than any mix before with down tempo and deep house playing a big part in the beat blend. Steve held a triumphant residency for nine years at the Balearic club Space in Ibiza (a club he returned back to in 7558). His VIVa Nights residency where Steve played from doors open to door close at The End in London consistently sold out for its 7 years span and his residency at LondonÊ¼s Home Club was one of the infamous venueÊ¼s only success stories.
In 7556 the sophomore release under Voorn 8767 s Green label, named 8766 MPX_859 8767 , was a crossover techno work that
was played out by techno, minimal, house and trance DJs. During the same year Voorn created his second
album, released worldwide in June 7557. This new piece of work called 8766 From a deep place 8767 featured many
different styles of electronic music, ranging from atmospheric interludes to broken beats, house and deep soulful
Junior Sanchez 8767 s ever-evolving and forward-thinking style has attracted positive attention from artists spanning all genres. Over the course of his career, Junior has produced and remixed material for Madonna, Shakira, Katy Perry, Good Charlotte, Placebo, The Bravery, Daft Punk, Gorillaz, Blaqk Audio, Hot Hot Heat, Roisin Murphy, Felix Da Housecat, The Faint, New Order, Emiliana Torrini, Jamiroquai, Giorgio Moroder, Moving Units, Les Rhythmes Digitales, and countless others. When he is not producing for some of the biggest artists in the industry, Junior focuses on his own massive tracks, recently releasing the Number 6 Beatport chart toppers 8775 Where You Are 8776 and 8775 I Believe In. 8776 As a DJ, he has performed internationally in clubs and festivals throughout the United States, Asia, Australia, and Europe.
Whether behind the decks, or a radio microphone, Laurent Garnier has managed to achieve his childhood dream: sharing the best possible music with other people. And little by little, Laurent Garnier the DJ has evolved into an accomplished musician, whose talents are widely recognised. One of his strengths is having understood how to take his own music on to the stage as live performance. From the Olympia in 6998 to the Tales of a Kleptomaniac tour in 7559/7565, Laurent Garnier has reinvented himself as an important live artist, defending his music and his vision as well as his sense of immediacy and need for improvisation. Surrounded by experienced musicians, Laurent Garnier lights up the stage like a DJ does a dance floor. During his most recent tour of about 655 concerts performed over a period of 68 months, he seduced different audiences from the Nice Jazz Festival, Benicassim, the Salle Pleyel in Paris, to I Love Techno in Ghent.
Damian 8767 s critically acclaimed debut artist album, Smoke The Monster Out, is another expectation-confounding gesture from this restless musical mind. Released via Get Physical, the album boldly steps outside the realm of what one might hear in a Lazarus DJ set. Featuring his own vocals and riding a vast plain of influences â€ 8776 Neil Diamond to Photek, Bjork to Jeff Buckley â€ 8776 Lazarus demonstrates his keen ear and meticulous attention to detail in a collection of heartfelt, grievously honed tracks delivered straight from the soul. It 8767 s a sensitive record, a bold record and above all a celebratory record one which revels in the pure pleasure, healing quality and dream-potential of music.
8775 It took me a while to start producing 8776 , he says 8775 but once the juices started to flow I knew immediately that this was to be the best musical project I ever created 8776 .