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 M.U.M & 303 Lovers Presents "Miami Sessions with Manuel De La Mare"-M.U.M Episode 113
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement





BIOGRAPHY


Manuel De La Mare Producer, DJ and A&R, also knowed as Sara Galli, After Tea and Combo his alterego project.
With over then 50 releases ranging from techno to house, he is supported, playlisted and charted by many djs around the globe: Roger Sanchez, Tiesto, Ferry Corsten, Funkagenda, Mark Knight, Pete Tong, Hernan Cattaneo, John Acquaviva, Joe T. Vannelli, Robbie Rivera, Renè Amesz, Kobbe, Ripperton, Jean Claude Ades, Anthony Pappa, Joeski, Milton Jackson, Jorge Jaramillo (Who Da Funk), Gel Abril, Yousef, Inpetto, Thomas Gold, Tom Novy, Justice and more.

In 2008 he gained 11 beatport top ten in 4 different genres to confirm his eclectic style (ian round - "dancin" manuel de la mare mash plus manuel de la mare d-mash, both rmx in beatport house top ten; sylar - "mellow" sara galli rmx , beatport techno top ten; alex kenji - "ytaca" manuel de la mare rmx and ceeryl - "high flyer" manuel de la mare rmx both in beatport progressive top ten , after tea aka manuel de la mare - "my prerogatives", "okeechobee", "this is warming up" and remix of "lombardi vs Neuroxyde - exagon", in beatport deep house top ten; sara galli and matteo matteini - "confident" featured in beatport deep house top ten).
Including the huge success of his underworld's "born slippy" official cover (2nd in overall beatport chart and 1st in progressive house).

He is the co-owner of 303Lovers and Hotfingers Music Labels with Alex Kenji and Marshall and since their launch (August 2007) they have sold more than 50000 units in digital stores; he collaborates also with indipendent and major labels: Baroque, Toolroom, Eye Industries, Omnis, Sound4Group, Universal, Blanco y Negro, ClubStar, Ministry of Sound, Anjunabeats, Warner Chapell.

Special Thanks  to Manu & Stéphanie Lazzereschi
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Manuel_De_La_Mare_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:04pm EDT

M.U.M & 1605 Sessions Presents Miami Sessions with Umek_Live@Studio_Martin_Bucharest_Romania-M.U.M Episode 112
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

DJ UMEK

Uroš Umek is internationally acclaimed music producer from Slovenia, seducing the masses with his own music blend for more than a decade. Always on the look for new sounds and determined to challenge every existing cliché in music industry, he managed to define his own vision of vanguard techno. Sure, this would not happen without the support of his loyal peers who’ve joined him on the production platforms such as Recycled Loops, Consumer Recreation and Astrodisco, with which they defined “Slovenian techno sound and successfully invested it as an important driving force on the global club scene.

The year 2007 marked the beginning of new chapter in Umek’s music career. After spending enormous amount of time and artistic energy bringing his characteristics sound to the whole new level, he presented new international music therapy called 1605 – Sixteenofive. No doubt this was a very risky move for such an established artist as DJ Umek. But it was the only way for him to stay on top of the game. And it seems he picked up the right decision at the crucial time: the response to his new vision of electronic dance music from his peers, critics, media and most importantly his fans is great and his productions are supported by some top dogs in the industry.

Umek recent productions include highly acclaimed club releases such as Overtake & Command, Ricochet Effect, Another Matter Entirely and Faithful Nights, but it were MTV supported hit singles Posing as Me and Carbon Occasions that stirred the most media attention and crossed over to the daily radio stations. Umek’s releases were lately included on the premiere club compilations mixed by artists such as Sander Kleinenberg, Judge Jules, Eddie Halliwell, John Digweed, M.I.K.E. or Carl Cox. He was amongst the headliners of esteemed summer music festivals such as Primavera, Monegros or Dance Valley and he conquered the South America on the joint tour with Valentino Kanzyani and Marko Nastić once more. And this was only the introduction in the Umek’s year 2008, when he plans to finally present long expected new artist album and his own live band.

intro
01. Walter - Andrew Technique (Tomy DeClerque remix) "Sound of Acapulco"
02. Markantonio - Terzo mix  "1605"
03. Technobuse - Dj Cyberx (Synth Tech Mix) "Southside Recordings "
04. Doubleshot - Anthony Attalla Jan van Lier Remix "Slanted house"
05. Smell The Wood - Original Mix Matteo DiMarr " Subliminal Records""
06. Hipernova - Anna Miranda DJ Deh Remix "Ketra Records"
07. Body Work - Francesco Grant ""AFULAB"
08. Costantino Nappi & Micky da funk - The Way We Do "Promo"
09. Wave From The North - Alex D'elia & Nihil Young "Frequenzarec"
10. Rated R - Yotopia "Stereo Seven Plus"
11. Wiwy Edit 1 - Marascia Dusty Kid "Southern Fried Records"
12. Ayahuasca - Promo "Hog o005"
13. Echoes - Piatto "1605"
14. The Music And Me -Voltaxx   feat. Betty Bizzare &  Lissat  "Leaders of the new School"
15. Hypenoise - Audio G8 "Big Big Soundz"
16. Roundhouse Loco & Jam "Promo"
17. Moleculare Damage - Logotech "Ketra Records"

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Umek_LiveStudio_Martin_Bucharest_Romania_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:17pm EDT

M.U.M & FLOW:MNGMNT Proudly Presents "Miami Sessions with Andrew Technique-M.U.M Episode 111
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement





ANDREW TECHNIQUE - biography

Be Ray Ya Book Hey, Can't Play the Piano, Luna Park and Fresh are just some productions which recently invested Andrew Technique as one of the hottest young electronic artists in the region. And it's not a small deal if we take in account he's determined to challenge the infamous Slovenian techno heritage and take it to the whole new level. When he's not abusing the decks and comps on his own, Andrew, a protégé of Flow Management and dedicated member of SDJF initiative, performs as a member of Foreplay!, Parallel Fusion (live) and R&A projects. Well, he sure came a long way so far. Especially if we bear in mind he grew up on metal guitar reefs.

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"It’s true. I'm an art junkie,” admits Andrew. “When I was a kid people thought I’d become a successful painter, actor, singer or whatever. But it was the music that attracted me the most for as long as I can remember. In business I believe in professionalism and dedication, but when it comes to producing and performing music I indulge in being lead by my feelings. And I’m very emotional. I can get goose bumps or even a tear in my eye listening to some great piece of music. I’m not ashamed to admit that. I do listen to the comments given by my friends and people that I personally believe they are credible critics. I respect good-intended critic, but I got where I am today mostly because I decided so and worked hard to reach some of my personal goals,” summarizes his career Andrej Šarkanj aka Andrew Technique.

Although as a master of his own destiny he almost abandoned his dream not so far ago. “Let’s just say I came to the major life-crossroad and had to decide what I wanted to do with life: I could have ended my music career right there and then or choose to channel all my free-time and energy into production and promotion of my own vision of dance music. It never was, and still isn’t, all roses. But now, that I finally get the positive feedback from the right people I’m happy I decided not to quit," explains Andrew with a tiny sparkle of satisfaction in his eyes. He made some big steps in 2007: he produced bunch of great fresh sounding tunes, his records are now being regularly played by the top deejays such as Umek and Valentino Kanzyani, some of his tracks were already broadcasted on BBC Radio 1 … But, regarding the strong competition, Andrew is aware that just a few of good releases will not bring him much.  So he doesn’t rest on early successes: "Dedication, sustain quality of releases and a bit of luck are key elements on which I build my future as an artist.”

It’s been more than a decade since he developed a passion for 4x4 beats. “I used to be into guitar music. I learned to play the piano, I joined the garage band as a teenager and I grew up on hard rock and metal,” smiles Andrew on not so distant memories. “During the high school period I came in touch with other genres, widened my musical spectrum and finally turned in totally different direction. I started listening to electronic stuff, learned how the music is selected, performed and produced and in a few years established myself as a tech-house deejay." Although some could label his sound more like unique mixture of minimal, electro and progressive elements. "We leave in a time of genre blending, so it’s hard to label one’s sound, anyway,” admits Andrew. "But those who follow my work do know I’ve always had a strong passion for organic African rhythms."

And how did he get his name? “Andrew was an obvious choice, just a translation of my civilian name. And I choose Technique since I was always very handy with stuff, I still work in a computer shop, MacGyver is a big hero of mine and the name also reflects what I do as an artist.” And the influences: "I listen to a lot of music and I got inspired by a lot of great artists along the way. I try to find something special in every piece of music and all musicians are mentors to me in a way. But the most important influence for me as an artist was and in a way still is our local super club Ambasada Gavioli. It was the place where I was introduced to electronic culture and where I experienced some great performances of leading global deejays.”

Andrew is also known as a “very friendly artist”. He's a member of SDJF initiative that is dedicated to constant development of the local electronic club scene and supporting young artists. And when he's not performing on his own, he abuses decks and comps as a member of Foreplay!, R&S and Parallel Fusion (live) projects: "There were also some others, but this things come and go and only the best stay. The basic idea behind collaborations is to get together with other artists, develop and share ideas or blend genres. And it's always more fun producing and performing music with other people than on your own."

As a producer he gets all the help he needs from his musical guru Tomy DeClerque. He established his name as part of Tomy or Zox combo on the house scene back in the 90's and is now successfully running his own studio that is second home to some of the hottest young producers in the region. Tomy and Andrew debuted on Kanzyani's Jesus Loved You label with the Obala EP in late 2007. Tomy also remixed Fresh which was included in Umek's Essential Mix and released on Circle Records: "Studio is my favorite place for spending free time. I go there most of the days and I try to channel my ideas, thoughts, wishes and feelings into the music." And since he's very passionate guy, there's a truckload of new records with Andrew's name on it planned for release in forthcoming months. "I'm already well established artist in the region, so now I'd like to spread my sound trough the rest of the Europe and elsewhere. There are many challenges I'd like to take, but the ultimate would be performing on another planet. I'm not kidding. I believe this is something I could achieve as an artist, so don't be surprised if you get a postcard from Mars or Venus someday."

Playlist:

01    Gorge - Bambossa (Nicole Moudaber Gorge-Ous Remix) / Plastic City
02    Basti Grub - El Gitarro (M.in Remix) / Waldliebe Musik
03    Adam Port & Gigi - Enoralehu (Santé Remix) / Liebe Detial Spezial
04    Roger Gerressen - No School Like The Old School (Original Mix) / Wolfskuil Records
05    Hermanez - Marrakech (Noir vs Martinez Edit) / Noir Music
06    Kolombo - I'm On Your Side (Kruse & Nuernberg Remix) / Noir Music
07    &ME - On (Adam Port & Rampa Remix) / Front Room Recordings
08    Matt Star - Hohlkopp (Martinez Remix) / Cray1 LabWorks
09    M.in & Ben Anders - Get On A Freak (Original Mix) / Off
10    Riva Starr - Black Cat White Cat (Original Mix) / Made To Play
11    Henri Josh - Pequena (Original Mix) / Suara
12    Sasch BBC, Caspar - Tomtation (Original Mix) / Brise Records
13    Fabio Giannelli - Apparlas (Slam Remix) / Material
14    Paul Harris and Alex Tepper - Terris (Original Mix) / Rekids
15    Noze - Meet me in the Toilet (Original Mix) / Circus Company
16    Christian Smith & Reset Robot - Elixir (Gary Beck Remix) / Excentric Muzik
17    Reboot - Caminando (Loop Edit) / Sei Es Drum
18    Seth Troxler - Panic, Stop. Repeat! (Paco Osuna Remix) / Spectral Sound
19    Mark Broom - Jackpot (Original Mix) / Saved Records
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Andrew_Technique_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:24am EDT

M.U.M Proudly Presents "Miami Sessions with Juliet Sikora-M.U.M Episode 110

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement







…This beautiful creature stalks her prey at night. Music is her weapon and beats, her bullets. Trumpet stabs and drum kicks for close-quarters combat. Juliet Sikora is going in for the kill… Elsewhere, you would probably need to jump headfirst off a bridge to experience such an adrenalin rush. But when this young lady is behind the decks, the rush is greater. Don't let her good looks fool you, because she still knows how to control an angry mob. With a flick of the wrist she spins her first disc. The crowd roars in unison and are instantly under her spell. It’s going to be another long night. Born in Strzelce Opolskie in Poland, Juliet has always had a passion for music. She learned how to play the piano at an early age and developed a taste for the electronic side of music while she was still in her teens. After leaving school she took up DJ-ing, organized her own events and hoped to make a career in music, be it behind the scenes or in the limelight. After she obtained a degree in Event Management, it looked like she could either. From Berlin to Miami, club to club and long sessions in the recording studio - This girl never stops. How she even finds time to fit in her day job at a renowned record label, nobody knows. But she does. And like everything else in her life, she does it with a passion that is second to none. This passion is also reflected in her music. After teaming up with Tube & Berger for her first single: ‘Together Now’ released on Opaque Music, she took the German club scene by storm. She went on to produce her own single and released the globally acclaimed ‘Turkish Delight’. This release brought her international fame and a huge fan base with it. Offers started rolling in from all over the world: Istanbul, Miami, London, Berlin, Amsterdam. No matter where she played, she rocked the clubs with her amazing blend of Balearic Deep / Tech House. A lot of remix work followed her fame and the likes of Massimo Santucci, Fuzzy Hair and Cerux and came knocking at her door – even Tube & Berger have hooked up with her again on a new project. New productions are on the way and she’s busy in the studio right now putting the finishing touches to her latest number. All in all, this girl is worth looking out for. Be it for her good looks, or her good taste in music…You never know, she might even be playing in a club near you this weekend!
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Juliet_Sikora_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:35am EDT

 M.U.M Proudly Presents "Miami Sessions with Secret Cinema-M.U.M Episode 109


Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement



After 15 years in the business as one of the leading producers of his time
Jeroen 'Secret Cinema' Verheij is still pushing boundaries. He most
recently took the No.1 position in the Beatport techno charts with his
latest release on Cocoon Recordings ("Shake Ur Tech-Ass”), and has been
ruling playlists and clubs all summer with his massive "Kurzweil”. The
time has now come for Jeroen to broaden his horizons again and thus he will
be launching his record label - Gem Records - in December. To celebrate he
has just finished a brilliant mix which features some very exciting and
exclusive tracks in what sounds like one of the best guest mix sets of the
year.

Tracklist:

01. Peter Horrevorts - Sketch03 [white label]
02. Khainz, Kore - Noise R Us [TB Records]
03. Channel X - Ueforia [Upon You records]
04. Max Sanna - Reach (Mark Broom Remix) [Toolbox House]
05. Norm - Watching You [Le Bien et Le Mal Recordings]
06. Peter Horrevorts - Bloody Hands [GEM Records]
07. Larski - Message [Inminimax]
08. Lars Wickinger - Fuck Them All [FutureAudio]
09. Edit Select - Beneath [edit select]
10. Henry Saiz - Rhinemaidens [Renaissance]
11. Fiord - Zephyr [Sprout]
12. Egbert - DeZelfde Weg [GEM Records]
13. Secret Cinema - Glad Chord [white label]
14. Shinsuku Matsumoto - Lanterns (Kuba Sojka remix) [ROHS]

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Secret_Cinema_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:53pm EDT

M.U.M & FLOW:MNGMNT Proudly Presents "Miami Sessions with F.Sonik-M.U.M Episode 108
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement




F.SONIK

 

The name of F.Sonik continuously pops up on the wish lists of electronic music aficionados in the region. Launching career with the Ghettotek live-act, later joining SDJF initiative and Flow Management, he already established himself as an unique deejay who is not afraid of such challenges as combining Slovenia's landmark techno heritage with some progressive spices. He already transferred some of this who-dares-wins spirit in his own productions, Something New (ft. Tomy DeClerque) being the most successful so far. This track, which immediately gained support of Umek and was already played on BBC Radio 1, predicts the series of fresh releases in 2008. So you better watch out for this guy!

 

Aleš Furlan alias F.Sonik became involved in electronic dance culture on account of one very innocent occurrence in his youth. And it’s a sole fault of his brother that he ended taming the decks, mixers and effects night after night. “It all started when he brought home some studio mixer and Akai sampler,” remembers F.Sonik “Just a few days later I knew I wanted to produce electronic and become a deejay and I was hooked ever since. I started gathering information about the scene, artists, clubs, music and the whole electronic movement. Living on the Slovenian Riviera it was natural to be influenced by Ambasada Gavioli club as I started attending Valentino Kanzyani’s matinees and performances of leading electronic artists on the regular basis.”

 

It was his friend Alessio who helped him with the first steps: "He was caught by this bug well before me, so he already learned to mix and could thought me a thing or two. I still remember how I use to hang out at his parents house everyday struggling to beat-match the records. And after I started performing he even lent me his records." Shortly after that they teamed up for the live performances. "We've named ourselves Ghettotek. Alessio was mixing the records and I was in charge of putting in some effects. This way I got to perform in most of the hip Slovenian clubs even before my solo career really took off."

 

Thriving on a strong and globally accomplished techno heritage Slovenian electronic scene is still heavily directed by techno. But being influenced by the Global Underground music philosophy F.Sonik dared to go where only a few artists in the region dared before him – he decided he will combine the techno heritage with melodic progressive sounds: "Even Umek was there somewhere, but as he was pure techno deejay back then and I was more into progressive stuff, it were the likes of Sasha, Deep Dish and Steve Lawler that have inspired me the most," admits the young artist.


F.Sonik successfully transferred his unique vision of dance music, built on techno and blended with some emotionally rich proggy landscapes, into his own tunes. As a producer he gained the most attention with the track titled Something New, which he produced in collaboration with his musical guru Tomy DeClerque. “We’ve connected really good in the studio, so it was a really good feeling when Umek supported our first track including it in his Essential Mix even before it was officially released. That really inspired us and we already work on a bunch of new tracks,” announces F.Sonik...F.SONIK

 

The name of F.Sonik continuously pops up on the wish lists of electronic music aficionados in the region. Launching career with the Ghettotek live-act, later joining SDJF initiative and Flow Management, he already established himself as an unique deejay who is not afraid of such challenges as combining Slovenia's landmark techno heritage with some progressive spices. He already transferred some of this who-dares-wins spirit in his own productions, Something New (ft. Tomy DeClerque) being the most successful so far. This track, which immediately gained support of Umek and was already played on BBC Radio 1, predicts the series of fresh releases in 2008. So you better watch out for this guy!

 

Aleš Furlan alias F.Sonik became involved in electronic dance culture on account of one very innocent occurrence in his youth. And its a sole fault of his brother that he ended taming the decks, mixers and effects night after night. It all started when he brought home some studio mixer and Akai sampler, remembers F.Sonik Just a few days later I knew I wanted to produce electronic and become a deejay and I was hooked ever since. I started gathering information about the scene, artists, clubs, music and the whole electronic movement. Living on the Slovenian Riviera it was natural to be influenced by Ambasada Gavioli club as I started attending Valentino Kanzyanis matinees and performances of leading electronic artists on the regular basis.

 

It was his friend Alessio who helped him with the first steps: "He was caught by this bug well before me, so he already learned to mix and could thought me a thing or two. I still remember how I use to hang out at his parents house everyday struggling to beat-match the records. And after I started performing he even lent me his records." Shortly after that they teamed up for the live performances. "We've named ourselves Ghettotek. Alessio was mixing the records and I was in charge of putting in some effects. This way I got to perform in most of the hip Slovenian clubs even before my solo career really took off."

 

Thriving on a strong and globally accomplished techno heritage Slovenian electronic scene is still heavily directed by techno. But being influenced by the Global Underground music philosophy F.Sonik dared to go where only a few artists in the region dared before him he decided he will combine the techno heritage with melodic progressive sounds: "Even Umek was there somewhere, but as he was pure techno deejay back then and I was more into progressive stuff, it were the likes of Sasha, Deep Dish and Steve Lawler that have inspired me the most," admits the young artist.


F.Sonik successfully transferred his unique vision of dance music, built on techno and blended with some emotionally rich proggy landscapes, into his own tunes. As a producer he gained the most attention with the track titled Something New, which he produced in collaboration with his musical guru Tomy DeClerque.
Weve connected really good in the studio, so it was a really good feeling when Umek supported our first track including it in his Essential Mix even before it was officially released. That really inspired us and we already work on a bunch of new tracks, announces F.Sonik...

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_F.Sonik_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:06pm EDT

M.U.M & 1605 Sessions Presents Miami Sessions with Umek_Live@Awakenings_Amsterdam-M.U.M Episode 107
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

DJ UMEK

Uroš Umek is internationally acclaimed music producer from Slovenia, seducing the masses with his own music blend for more than a decade. Always on the look for new sounds and determined to challenge every existing cliché in music industry, he managed to define his own vision of vanguard techno. Sure, this would not happen without the support of his loyal peers who’ve joined him on the production platforms such as Recycled Loops, Consumer Recreation and Astrodisco, with which they defined “Slovenian techno sound and successfully invested it as an important driving force on the global club scene.

The year 2007 marked the beginning of new chapter in Umek’s music career. After spending enormous amount of time and artistic energy bringing his characteristics sound to the whole new level, he presented new international music therapy called 1605 – Sixteenofive. No doubt this was a very risky move for such an established artist as DJ Umek. But it was the only way for him to stay on top of the game. And it seems he picked up the right decision at the crucial time: the response to his new vision of electronic dance music from his peers, critics, media and most importantly his fans is great and his productions are supported by some top dogs in the industry.

Umek recent productions include highly acclaimed club releases such as Overtake & Command, Ricochet Effect, Another Matter Entirely and Faithful Nights, but it were MTV supported hit singles Posing as Me and Carbon Occasions that stirred the most media attention and crossed over to the daily radio stations. Umek’s releases were lately included on the premiere club compilations mixed by artists such as Sander Kleinenberg, Judge Jules, Eddie Halliwell, John Digweed, M.I.K.E. or Carl Cox. He was amongst the headliners of esteemed summer music festivals such as Primavera, Monegros or Dance Valley and he conquered the South America on the joint tour with Valentino Kanzyani and Marko Nastić once more. And this was only the introduction in the Umek’s year 2008, when he plans to finally present long expected new artist album and his own live band.


Intro
01. Umek vs. Ramirez - Hablando "1605"
02. Dennes Deen - Break It Up "MB Elektronics"
03. Kevin Gorman - Insomnia  (Joseph Capriati remix) "Mikrowave"
04. Umek - Destructable Environet ( Loco & Jam remix ) "1605"
05. Alex D Elia & Nihil Young - Aurality (Sinisa Lukic remix)
06. Tom Sawyer - Dictator (DJ Cyberx remix) "Atsuo"
07. Flex - Hydrometrik (Piatto remix) "Italobusiness"
08. Adam Beyer, Par Grindvik - Living Weel "Drumcode"
09. Khainz - Low Frequency Oscillator "Plastic Park"
10. Wehbba and Ryo Peres - Us On Tape
11. Umek - 5
12. Electric Rescue - Astropolis "Skryptom"Division Virtuel"
13. Kemko - One Pirate On The Way "Division Virtuel"
14. Volta, Salvatore Freda - Tiramisu "Area Remote"
15. Christian Smith, Reset Robot - Elixir
16. Secret Cinema - Jazz Me "Cocoon"
17. Gideon - Do Not Leave The Tap Running "Lessismorerecordings"
18. Egor Boss - Tricked (Andrea Roma remix) "Italobusiness"
19. Unknown - Superstrobe
20. Dubfire - Rabid "Sci+Tec"
21. Compact Grey - The Game (Christian Fischer remix) "Definition Records"

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Umek_LiveAwakenings_Amsterdam_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:48am EDT

M.U.M Presents "Miami Sessions with MARSHALL aka Luigi Rocca "-M.U.M Episode 106
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement



About MARSHALL aka Luigi Rocca


Luigi Rocca, Also Knowed as Marshall, is an internationally renowned and respected DJ/producer With Over Then 30 Releases, Mostly Ranging From Techno To Tech House, He Is Supported, Playlisted And Charted By Many Djs Around The Globe. Danny Tenaglia, Tiesto, Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Ricardo Villalobos, Steve Angello, Funkagenda, Oliver Koletzky, Audiojack, David Amo & Julio Navas and More.

In the last year he gained the Beatport Overall 1st Place with “Swahili Song” And 6 Beatport Top Ten In Tech House, Techno, Minimal and Deep House Genres (“Keep It Real” in Beatport Minimal Top Ten, “Turin Quality Clubbing” In Beatport Tech House Top Ten, “Caribean (Marshall & Libex Rmx)” In Beatport Techno Top Ten, “Something Good” in Beatport Deep House Top Ten, “Black Conga” In Beatport Tech House Top Ten, “Swahili Song” Beatport Overall 1st Place)

Outside The Club, He Is The Co-Owner Of 303Lovers And Hotfingers Music Labels With Alex Kenji And Marshall And Since Their Launch (August 2007) They Have Sold More Than 50000 Units In Digital St
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_MARSHALL_aka_Luigi_Rocca_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:18pm EDT

M.U.M & FLOW:MNGMNT Presents "Miami Sessions with Roman Gertz"-M.U.M Episode 105
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement






Who is ROMAN GERTZ...

The Main winner of Global Gathering contest...
The owner of TOPDJ rating award "Best Release" 2008/2009 (2nd place)...
Winner of Urban Wave All Stars competition...
Resident DJ of "Madness TECHNOlogy" parties at "Saxon Club"...

After his 1st year of producing music Roman has successful releases and upcoming production on labels Stereo Seven Plus (IT), Italo Business (IT), Piso Records (UK), Cubism (UK), Physical Gravity (UK), Perfect Groove (UA), Speca Records (UA)

DJ Download wrote:
"Roman Gertz is a fresh talent from Ukraine, he has been pleasing the dance music lovers for over 2 years. And his recent releases on Speca records are gaining big chart success, so watch out this fast rising talent..."

Playlist:

01 Loco & Jam - Code Red (Original Mix) [1605]
02 Roman Gertz - Jam Signal (Original Mix) [Frequenza Promo]
03 Piatto - Evil Live (Original Mix) [1605]
04 Anderson Noise - Deputamadre (Nihil Young & Alex D'Elia Remix) [Sleaze Records]
05 Tomy DeClerque - Planned History (Roman Gertz Remix) [1605 Promo]
06 Squoid & Alex D'Elia - Statler (Original Mix) [Frequenza]
07 Yammy Yammy Toyz & Topspin - Arizona (Special Kind Remix) [Vibra Macz]
08 Soliquid - Taipei Pocok Salata (Dub Mix) [Baroque Records]
09 Khainz - Low Frequency Oscillator (Original Mix) [Plastik Park Records]
10 Roman Gertz - Shadows Master (ThreeSixty & Hauswerks Remix) [Binary404.com Promo]
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Roman_Gertz_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:13pm EDT

 M.U.M Presents "Miami Sessions with Francesco Bonora"-M.U.M Episode 104
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement




Francesco Bonora started his dj career in 1999 at the age of 15 and in 2001, when he was only 17 years old, he started to work in one of the most popular and influential European clubs, Cocorico' of Riccione.
He played in it for 7 years until the end of 2008, and now he is requested to play as a guest in many clubs.
Francesco Bonora started to produce his music in 2006 and in 2009 made 2 hits, "Flute Olenza" on Nulogic and "The Pen" on Frequenza Records, for 2 months in position 3 of deep house beatport top 100, and supported by great names like Dubfire, Tim Green, John Digweed, Mendo, James Blonde, Bastian Schuster & many more.
Francesco actually works for Frequenza Limited, an italian analogic and digital label, with big artists like Thomas Schumacher, M.in, John Lagora, Kolombo, Basti Grub & more..

www.myspace.com/francescobonora
boooking info: frequenzabooking@gmail.com

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Francesco_Bonora.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:02pm EDT

M.U.M & FLOW:MNGMNT Presents "Miami Sessions with Ian F"-M.U.M Episode 103
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement


IAN F. 
(Jesus Loved You)

After a decade of successful sound blending Ian F. maintains the status of one of the most fresh-sounding deejays around. Being introduced to the art of music improvisation at an early age and heavily indulging on alternative art as a teenager, he continued to nurse this passion even more after becoming a deejay. Ian F is a member of the Jesus Loved You family, co-founder of Flow Management agency and a long time resident deejay of Ambasadi Gavioli, one of the hottest super clubs in the Mediterranean. He forefronts the new generation of promising young artists that are redefining famous Slovenian techno sound and are heavily supported by artists such as Umek and Valentino Kanzyani. Currently Ian F. spends most of the off-deck time producing music and developing his Flux:ology, which combines elements of different art expressions. After a series of releases and remixes on selected labels in Europe, Asia and USA (Jesus Loved You, Advanced, Pure Substance, Traffica, Mashtronic, Decoded, Vezotonik, Dig:Atel …), he’s dedicated to spread his eclectic art of noise even further in the forthcoming months.
His production was supported by artists such Umek, Valentino Kanzyani, James Zabiela, Anthony Pappa, Armin Van Buuren, D Ramirez, Misjah, Wally Lopez, Flash Brothers, Andy Moor, Andrea Ferlin, Nick Muir, Wehbba, Marko Nastic,  …

= = = = = = = = = =

CHALLENGES: Productions. Live Act. New expressions.
Being obsessed with searching for some fresh stuff all the time, the life of producer is a constant battle for Ian F: “Currently I spend most of the off-deck time developing my own sound under the guidance of my studio guru Tomy DeClerque." Ian F’s recent production Subconscious was picked up by local Apple distributor for a TV commercial and can be heard on the MTV. Some other releases on Tested/Agent Funk, Mashtronic rec., Jesus Loved You (Valentino Kanzyani) and Traffica (Marko Nastić) are scheduled and the preliminary arrangements with some UK and Germany based labels were already struck. “Another intriguing project is Flux, for which I am joining forces with Tomy DeClerque, KayKay and Dave Morgan. Flux is a unique live act, a mixture of live music performance and electronic live act with the addition of other art expressions. It’s very alive. The structure and expression of this project varies all the time as it is under constant development. We’ve already performed in Gavioli and at one open-air party, but a lot of work still has to be put into this project.”

Performing at the parties is just one side of Ian F as a musician. He indulges on combining his passion for music with other art expressions on regular basis. He's no stranger to performing at art and fashion exhibitions, poetry recitals, teaming up with pop artists and rock bands or developing soundtrack for an on-line art gallery. He even produced music and performed with a contemporary dance company at selected venues, including premiere at the 7th Annual Gala at the national theatre, which was broadcasted live on the Slovenian national television.


REFERENCES: Performances. Releases. Collaborations.
Ian F is established artist in the region, performing in Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Hungary, Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina on the regular basis. His poison is techno & tech-house with expressive warm harmonies and little touches of other genres. As a long running resident of some of the top clubs and events in the north Adriatic region he already performed alongside most of the top techno artists as well as the biggest names in the industry such as Jeff Mills, Richie Hawtin, Sven Väth, Carl Cox, Laurent Garnier, Derrick May, Tiësto, Steve Lawler, Sasha, John Digweed if we name just a few. He's a resident deejay of Ambasada Gavioli, Fetch the Vibe events and official ambassador of Slovenian Haineken Music events.

Ian F's productions were so far spun and included on track lists and charts by Anthony Pappa, Armin Van Buuren, Flash Brothers, Andy Moor, Marko Nastić, Umek, Valentino Kanzyani and other established deejays. His artist production and remixes were released on Slovenian labels such as F-Recordings, Annunaki, Vezotonik and Vezotonik LTD, Malaysia based Pure Substance and Red Flux Music, Atel - DigAtel (USA), Mashtronic rec. from Germany, Advanced rec. (UK) and Croatian Decoded and Decoded Mini.

As a member of SDJF initiative Ian helps develop local club infrastructure and platforms to support young artists on their first steps. Another two promising young artists Andrew Technique and F.Sonik are members of Flow Management agency. Currently he’s also spending a lot of time in and out of the studio with a deejay & producer Aneuria.
IAN F. 
(Jesus Loved You)



After a decade of successful sound blending Ian F. maintains the status of one of the most fresh-sounding deejays around. Being introduced to the art of music improvisation at an early age and heavily indulging on alternative art as a teenager, he continued to nurse this passion even more after becoming a deejay. Ian F is a member of the Jesus Loved You family, co-founder of Flow Management agency and a long time resident deejay of Ambasadi Gavioli, one of the hottest super clubs in the Mediterranean. He forefronts the new generation of promising young artists that are redefining famous Slovenian techno sound and are heavily supported by artists such as Umek and Valentino Kanzyani. Currently Ian F. spends most of the off-deck time producing music and developing his Flux:ology, which combines elements of different art expressions. After a series of releases and remixes on selected labels in Europe, Asia and USA (Jesus Loved You, Advanced, Pure Substance, Traffica, Mashtronic, Decoded, Vezotonik, Dig:Atel …), he’s dedicated to spread his eclectic art of noise even further in the forthcoming months.
His production was supported by artists such Umek, Valentino Kanzyani, James Zabiela, Anthony Pappa, Armin Van Buuren, D Ramirez, Misjah, Wally Lopez, Flash Brothers, Andy Moor, Andrea Ferlin, Nick Muir, Wehbba, Marko Nastic,  …

= = = = = = = = = =

CHALLENGES: Productions. Live Act. New expressions.
Being obsessed with searching for some fresh stuff all the time, the life of producer is a constant battle for Ian F: “Currently I spend most of the off-deck time developing my own sound under the guidance of my studio guru Tomy DeClerque." Ian F’s recent production Subconscious was picked up by local Apple distributor for a TV commercial and can be heard on the MTV. Some other releases on Tested/Agent Funk, Mashtronic rec., Jesus Loved You (Valentino Kanzyani) and Traffica (Marko Nastić) are scheduled and the preliminary arrangements with some UK and Germany based labels were already struck. “Another intriguing project is Flux, for which I am joining forces with Tomy DeClerque, KayKay and Dave Morgan. Flux is a unique live act, a mixture of live music performance and electronic live act with the addition of other art expressions. It’s very alive. The structure and expression of this project varies all the time as it is under constant development. We’ve already performed in Gavioli and at one open-air party, but a lot of work still has to be put into this project.”

Performing at the parties is just one side of Ian F as a musician. He indulges on combining his passion for music with other art expressions on regular basis. He's no stranger to performing at art and fashion exhibitions, poetry recitals, teaming up with pop artists and rock bands or developing soundtrack for an on-line art gallery. He even produced music and performed with a contemporary dance company at selected venues, including premiere at the 7th Annual Gala at the national theatre, which was broadcasted live on the Slovenian national television.


REFERENCES: Performances. Releases. Collaborations.
Ian F is established artist in the region, performing in Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Hungary, Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina on the regular basis. His poison is techno & tech-house with expressive warm harmonies and little touches of other genres. As a long running resident of some of the top clubs and events in the north Adriatic region he already performed alongside most of the top techno artists as well as the biggest names in the industry such as Jeff Mills, Richie Hawtin, Sven Väth, Carl Cox, Laurent Garnier, Derrick May, Tiësto, Steve Lawler, Sasha, John Digweed if we name just a few. He's a resident deejay of Ambasada Gavioli, Fetch the Vibe events and official ambassador of Slovenian Haineken Music events.

Ian F's productions were so far spun and included on track lists and charts by Anthony Pappa, Armin Van Buuren, Flash Brothers, Andy Moor, Marko Nastić, Umek, Valentino Kanzyani and other established deejays. His artist production and remixes were released on Slovenian labels such as F-Recordings, Annunaki, Vezotonik and Vezotonik LTD, Malaysia based Pure Substance and Red Flux Music, Atel - DigAtel (USA), Mashtronic rec. from Germany, Advanced rec. (UK) and Croatian Decoded and Decoded Mini.

As a member of SDJF initiative Ian helps develop local club infrastructure and platforms to support young artists on their first steps. Another two promising young artists Andrew Technique and F.Sonik are members of Flow Management agency. Currently he’s also spending a lot of time in and out of the studio with a deejay & producer Aneuria.



Artist management and general contact:

Tracklist:

01. Frankly - Margaret Dygas - Perlon
02. The Playmaker (Dyed Soundorom Rmx) - Alex Celler & Anthea - Freak N Chic
03. Party Faktor - Federico Molinari - Tsuba
04. Lee Style - Andomat 3000 - Diynamic
05. Byzantine - Ethyl & Huxley - Cecille Numbers
06. Llovizna - Francisco Allendes & Felipe Venegas - Cadenza
07. Roots & Culture - Barbarito Capote - Below
08. Revive La Noche - Marcin Czubala - 8Bit
09. Obbatala (Jairo Catelo Rmx) - Nima Gorji - Climatic Sound
10. Fortuna - Superlounge & Alex Niggemann - Strictly Chosen
11. Orange - Deetron - Music Man Records
12. Spanish Voodoo - Kornel Lemon - Cray1 Digital Works
13. Mutation (Two Sety's Circus Rmx) - Butane - Crosstown Rebels

Management:
FLOW:MNGMNT
www.flow-management.net
info@flow-management.org
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Ian_F_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:16am EDT

M.U.M & 1605 Sessions Presents Miami Sessions with Umek_Live@Monsters Of House Munich-M.U.M Episode 102
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement



DJ UMEK

Uroš Umek is internationally acclaimed music producer from Slovenia, seducing the masses with his own music blend for more than a decade. Always on the look for new sounds and determined to challenge every existing cliché in music industry, he managed to define his own vision of vanguard techno. Sure, this would not happen without the support of his loyal peers who’ve joined him on the production platforms such as Recycled Loops, Consumer Recreation and Astrodisco, with which they defined “Slovenian techno sound and successfully invested it as an important driving force on the global club scene.

The year 2007 marked the beginning of new chapter in Umek’s music career. After spending enormous amount of time and artistic energy bringing his characteristics sound to the whole new level, he presented new international music therapy called 1605 – Sixteenofive. No doubt this was a very risky move for such an established artist as DJ Umek. But it was the only way for him to stay on top of the game. And it seems he picked up the right decision at the crucial time: the response to his new vision of electronic dance music from his peers, critics, media and most importantly his fans is great and his productions are supported by some top dogs in the industry.

Umek recent productions include highly acclaimed club releases such as Overtake & Command, Ricochet Effect, Another Matter Entirely and Faithful Nights, but it were MTV supported hit singles Posing as Me and Carbon Occasions that stirred the most media attention and crossed over to the daily radio stations. Umek’s releases were lately included on the premiere club compilations mixed by artists such as Sander Kleinenberg, Judge Jules, Eddie Halliwell, John Digweed, M.I.K.E. or Carl Cox. He was amongst the headliners of esteemed summer music festivals such as Primavera, Monegros or Dance Valley and he conquered the South America on the joint tour with Valentino Kanzyani and Marko Nastić once more. And this was only the introduction in the Umek’s year 2008, when he plans to finally present long expected new artist album and his own live band.


Playlist:

00. Intro
01. Slip And Slide - Khainz Remix Thomas Penton, DJ Thee-O  "Tribal Vision Records"
02. Formula - Egostereo Edit Danny, Sandrino Beesley  "Superbass records"
03. Road Trip - Primer Viaje Origi Juan Kue, David Padilla  "Road Trip Recordings"
04. 7 Days - Jose Rosike and Ipagan  "Tema"
05. Temperamental - Manuel De La Mare "Progresive Grooves" 
06. Reset Mastermind - Original Mi Juan Kue, David Padilla "Overline Records" 
07. Tech - Milton Channels Mix Deep Sound "Overline Recodrs"
08. I Like It - Original Mix Autistic "Basilic Records"
09. This Sound - Original Mix DJ Subsonic, DJ Sadock "Turning Wheel Records"
10. Black Coffee - Original Mix D Roland M. Dilly "Trapez"
11. Dyno - graffio "Hell Yeah" 
12. Dollars - Original Vibes Stefano Noferini "Deeperfect Records"
13. Tomy DeCleque - Planned History "Unreleased"
14. Capucine - Abnormal Boyz The Same "Polar Noise"
15. Happy Time - Tomy DeClerque remix "Unreleased"

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Umek_LiveMonsters_Of_House_Munich_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:40am EDT

M.U.M & FLOW:MNGMNT Proudly Presents "Miami Sessions with Dj Lucca-M.U.M Episode 102
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement



Relating to official previews 2009 is the year to become a very difficult one. Recession in europe? A world crisis in economy? Nobody really knows how to call it correctly like it will be. But one thing is for sure. Though people may expect the worst Lucie Kvasnicov・ better known as Lucca by her fans, will expect a highlight in her career.

This tiny and beautiful woman from the Czech republic has played and placed herself into the hearts of her fans throughout the last decade and received much respect from male collegues like Chris Liebing or even Carl Cox who still is one of her favourite turntablist in techno business. All of them estimate Lucca a lot and cherish her style and skills and give her the references a worldwide top-dj does need to have.

Lucca's approach towards the perfect sound has always been accompanied by authenticity and devotion. Firstly captured by the house sound by dj sneak Lucca afterwards seduced herself to the techno vibes from napoli. In this epoque Lucca started to be part in every line up of every essential event concerning this style and was given her own festival organised by her former agency Mersey. As a conclusion she performed at "Live @ Hradhouse 2005" a unique concert which was also released on dvd showing this wonderful location placed in the castle of Boskovica and Lucca as the headliner. But she did not stop changing and created her own sound - the Sound Of Acapulco.

More than five years ago in 2003 it was time for Lucca to launch her own label named Acapulco Records. This move has been considered one of the most important actions for the techno scene among the czech republic which was still developing at this point of time. Releases of Acapulco became the synonym for progressing czech techno and were mentioned in many playlists and dj charts. The relaunch of her label now called Sound Of Acapulco could not knock down her acceptance and did show her skills concerning musical visionary even in a brighter light.

Currently this bright light is being transmitted by her debut album "Reformation" which mirrors Lucca's personal trip through life. It is purely a big exhibition of her personal taste of music and a common production with the german producer Tobias Fiedler. As a special appearance even the famous czech musician Michal Pavlicek provides his guitar riffs on her longplayer. "Reformation" does not only reflect her current life concerning music. "Reformation does sound a little bit like revolution but it is not. Me for myself it sounds slightly to aggressive", Lucca claims in an interview. Moreover her album has been built around the experiences she faced the recent years while travelling and now is the djane's v-card. "Reformation" not just includes her former hit single "Body Dance" it is also packed with twelve new stunning tracks e.g. "Quantum" her personal favourits „Hundertwasser“, „Teleport“ und „Noise Town“ as she says. But Lucca would not be satisfied with her engagement for music if she would not plan to start a new longplayer production starting within the next year. This woman is simply restless.

Meanwhile Lucca is a resident guest in music magazins and an appreciated partner concerning endorsement deals. She recently has been the face of well known manufacturer American Audio and cover act of Raveline Germany's leading magazin for electronic music. She also did a highly acclaimed special mix for this particular issue which was downloaded many many times and shows her well timed presence and knowledge of music if needed. For this reason she has been elected for the forth time in the row "DJ Of The Year" in the Czech Dance Music Awards and still does host her own radio show on Paul van Dyk's Vonyc Radio since may 2008. One of her career dream was fulfilled this year, as Carl Cox invited her to play with him in Space, Ibiza on 11th of August.


Contact:

www.lucca.cz

www.soundofacapulco.com
Direct download: Miami_Session_with_Dj_Lucca_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

M.U.M & 303 Lovers Presents "Miami Sessions with Manuel De La Mare" Live @ Warung Waves "-M.U.M Episode 101 BIOGRAPHY

Manuel De La Mare Producer, DJ and A&R, also knowed as Sara Galli, After Tea and Combo his alterego project.
With over then 50 releases ranging from techno to house, he is supported, playlisted and charted by many djs around the globe: Roger Sanchez, Tiesto, Ferry Corsten, Funkagenda, Mark Knight, Pete Tong, Hernan Cattaneo, John Acquaviva, Joe T. Vannelli, Robbie Rivera, Renè Amesz, Kobbe, Ripperton, Jean Claude Ades, Anthony Pappa, Joeski, Milton Jackson, Jorge Jaramillo (Who Da Funk), Gel Abril, Yousef, Inpetto, Thomas Gold, Tom Novy, Justice and more.

In 2008 he gained 11 beatport top ten in 4 different genres to confirm his eclectic style (ian round - "dancin" manuel de la mare mash plus manuel de la mare d-mash, both rmx in beatport house top ten; sylar - "mellow" sara galli rmx , beatport techno top ten; alex kenji - "ytaca" manuel de la mare rmx and ceeryl - "high flyer" manuel de la mare rmx both in beatport progressive top ten , after tea aka manuel de la mare - "my prerogatives", "okeechobee", "this is warming up" and remix of "lombardi vs Neuroxyde - exagon", in beatport deep house top ten; sara galli and matteo matteini - "confident" featured in beatport deep house top ten).
Including the huge success of his underworld's "born slippy" official cover (2nd in overall beatport chart and 1st in progressive house).

He is the co-owner of 303Lovers and Hotfingers Music Labels with Alex Kenji and Marshall and since their launch (August 2007) they have sold more than 50000 units in digital stores; he collaborates also with indipendent and major labels: Baroque, Toolroom, Eye Industries, Omnis, Sound4Group, Universal, Blanco y Negro, ClubStar, Ministry of Sound, Anjunabeats, Warner Chapell.

Special Tahnks to Manu & Stéphanie Lazzereschi
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Manuel_de_La_Mare_Live__Warung_Waves.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:03pm EDT

M.U.M & FLOW:MNGMNT Proudly Presents "Miami Sessions with Dj Unique-M.U.M Episode 100
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement




There is a new generation of Dj's around the world that fans are talking about and Unique is one of them.
Unique made great attention in 2008 when he got invited to share the floor with the house legend Hernan Cattaneo at the infamous Slovenian club Ambasada Gavioli. His set was so impressive that Ambasada Gavioli invited him more times in the same year to rock the floor with Dubfire (Deep Dish), Erick Morillo, Seb Fontaine, Nick Warren and Monika Kruse.
In 2009 Unique got first international gigs in Ibiza and Barcelona and also started producing his first tracks due to release next year.

In his live sets there is always an impressive techno sound with electro and house elements that makes the crowd go crazy on the dancefloor. Get ready to hear more about this great talent in the near future.

Playlist:

01. Dubfire - Rabid
02. Oliver Hunteman - Bloody Mary (Spicy Mix)
03. Hermanez - Blister (Original Mix)
04. Oliver Dahl - Mira
05. Dee Green (aka FDK) - Ghost Break
06. Amir - Mind Trip (Original Mix)
07. Reset Robot - Pig Noise
08. Aneuria - One Foot Army
09. Fergie - Maktub
10. Alan Fitzpatrick - Static
11. A Mochi - Whiplash
12. Len Faki - Death By House (A Mochi Remix)
13. Sour Grapes - Mantra
14. Fever Ray - Triangle Wlaks (Spektre Remix)


Website:   "http://www.dj-unique.com" www.dj-unique.com

Facebook:  "http://www.facebook.com/DjUnique" www.facebook.com/DjUnique

Myspace:   "http://www.myspace.com/unique10" www.myspace.com/unique10

Youtube:    "http://www.myspace.com/djunique10" www.myspace.com/djunique10


Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Dj_Unique_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

M.U.M & 1605 Sessions Presents "Miami Sessions with Umek" Live @ Carl Cox at Space,Ibiza "-M.U.M Episode 99
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement



DJ UMEK

Uroš Umek is internationally acclaimed music producer from Slovenia, seducing the masses with his own music blend for more than a decade. Always on the look for new sounds and determined to challenge every existing cliché in music industry, he managed to define his own vision of vanguard techno. Sure, this would not happen without the support of his loyal peers who’ve joined him on the production platforms such as Recycled Loops, Consumer Recreation and Astrodisco, with which they defined “Slovenian techno sound and successfully invested it as an important driving force on the global club scene.

The year 2007 marked the beginning of new chapter in Umek’s music career. After spending enormous amount of time and artistic energy bringing his characteristics sound to the whole new level, he presented new international music therapy called 1605 – Sixteenofive. No doubt this was a very risky move for such an established artist as DJ Umek. But it was the only way for him to stay on top of the game. And it seems he picked up the right decision at the crucial time: the response to his new vision of electronic dance music from his peers, critics, media and most importantly his fans is great and his productions are supported by some top dogs in the industry.

Umek recent productions include highly acclaimed club releases such as Overtake & Command, Ricochet Effect, Another Matter Entirely and Faithful Nights, but it were MTV supported hit singles Posing as Me and Carbon Occasions that stirred the most media attention and crossed over to the daily radio stations. Umek’s releases were lately included on the premiere club compilations mixed by artists such as Sander Kleinenberg, Judge Jules, Eddie Halliwell, John Digweed, M.I.K.E. or Carl Cox. He was amongst the headliners of esteemed summer music festivals such as Primavera, Monegros or Dance Valley and he conquered the South America on the joint tour with Valentino Kanzyani and Marko Nastić once more. And this was only the introduction in the Umek’s year 2008, when he plans to finally present long expected new artist album and his own live band.

UMEK / 2009037

01. Umek - Work This Data
02. Loco & Jam - 3am Curfew "Hedgehog"
03. Magitman - Cat Skin "Tribal Vision Records"
04. Danilo Tomic - CowGirl (Marko Nastic & Tomy DeClerque RMX) "Recon Light"
05. Andre Dazzo - Face To Face "ADS Records"
06. Alan Fitzpatrick - Amsterdam "8 Sided Dice"
07. Worakls - Shazam "Boeing Records"
08. Jason Tyler - Apache "MAR186"
09. Ndsa - Papercut "Attitude Recordings"
10. Anton X - Lowis (Da Fresh Remix 2009) "Booster"
11. John Karagiannis, PayLipServic - Surreal Scissors (Wehbba Remix) "TechHeadToolbox"
12. Aki Bergen - Alma De Dios "Noir Music"
13. Aneuria - One Foot Army "Sixteenofive"
14. Loco & Jam - Medusa "Rekluse"
15. Keithy B - Circa "Nighttrain Music"
16. Luis Nieva - Frecuency "Sino"
17. TG (Tim Green), Emerson Todd - Exercise "Cocoon Recordings"
18. John Baga - The Ultimate Fighter "Groovebox Recordings"
19. Mario Ochoa - Kalua "Avenue Recordings"
20. Hector Couto - Arabe (Milton Channels Remix) "Dataworx Digital "




Special Thanks to Marjan,Matthew, Iris & Uros
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Umek_Live__Carl_Cox_at_SpaceIbiza.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:48am EDT

M.U.M & FLOW:MNGMNT Proudly Presents "Miami Sessions with Alexander Madness-M.U.M Episode 98
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement




Alexander Madness

“Music is movement, variation, imagination
and eternity. In other words:
the future of sustainable energy. As a
DJ I try to transfer and receive that
form of energy from and to the people
on the dance floor - mixing minimal
techno tracks with electro house floor
fillers. For the rough cases I always
carry progressive and electro tracks
in my DJ bag.”

Alexander Madness (AM) discovered daylight in 1978 in Koper, Slovenia. Already his mother knew that music is going to be one of his main interests: As a kid he always liked to stand in front of roaring speakers. Before diving into the universe of electronic music,
Alexander was listening to rock, pop and all the other genres that are usually popular among the youth.

”I first got to feel the magic of electronic music in 1996, when sounds of fast hardcore hit my ears. Because that kind of music was rare at that time, I soon switched to slower rhythms of chemical progressive.”

In 1998, AM first stepped behind the decks and immediately felt the connection – and it’s still lasting. Like any other DJ he realized that the beginnings were not easy. His first gigs were played at local bars and private parties, but his technique evolved within years, as did his passion for the music.

In the past years he was switching from one e-genre to another until he really got into techno, which he still prefers. He plays mostly minimal/techno and electro/house but in his DJ case you’ll also find progressive and electro tracks.

He has been playing in all the major and recognized clubs, such as Ambasada Gavioli, Lipa, SubSub, K4,The Temple, Fun Academy, Oxygen, Netopir, The Club, The Cube, Playtime, Forest, Tivoli, Arcade, Culture club and many more. He participated also on Final Flash, Fetique-Boutique, Born to be Wild, The way of Freedom and Sound Of Summer events.

Throughout his eight year run and after AM’s guest appearances in numerous venues in Slovenia, Croatia and Italy, AM has also shared the spotlight with some of the industries best DJ’s. Some of his collaborations include artists such as Valentino Kanzyani, Andy Moor, The Filterheadz, Richard Bartz, Len Faki, Bryan Cox, Oxia, Joris Voorn, Matthew Dekay, Seamus Haji, Danilo Vigorito, dA frESh, Mashtronic, Electrixx, Ade Fanton, Virgin Helena, Paul Hazendonk, Petar Dundov, Jamie Bissmire and many more.


September MUM Session - Tracklist:

01. District One - Dubcrystal (original mix)
02. Andrew Technique - Walter (promo)
03. Davy Dee and Dany Rodriguez - Emotion 1 (Dimitri Andreas remix)
04. FM Radio Gods - I Am feat K Star (Lutzenkirchen Remix)
05. Moguai - I Dance You (main mix)
06. Dariush, DJ Da - Violin Land (train mix)
07. Stefano Noferini - Take
08. Markus Lange and Stereofunk - Funkturm (Da Fresh rmx)
09. FIisio Feelkhenson - Lifting (Maverickz remix)
10. Fever Ray - Triangle Walks - Spektre (Vocal mix)
11. Namito - Train to Tehran (original mix)
12. Saimon - Piranha (Virgil Enzinger remix)
13. Wehbba and Ryo Peres - La Taverna (original mix)
 




Artist contact
www.alexandermadness.com

Artist management & booking
FLOW:MNGMNT
www.flow-management.net
info@flow-management.org



Direct download: Miami_Sessions__with_Alexander_Madness_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:38am EDT

 M.U.M   Proudly Presents "Miami Sessions with Stefano Frisoni-M.U.M Episode 97
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement






Stefano from Rimini got into music when he still only 12, by listening to italian dance music and a little bit of house: in the meanwhile it was born the love for making music.

He produces his first production in 1997, by making some dance tracks. In the year 2000 he felt a suddenly upside down, when he first listen to thecno music, thanks to the magic venue in the nearby, The Cocorico' Club, where everything seemed to be different than the other places: it all came to a massive energetic sound!!!!

So in the year 2003 he met my colleague Daniel, a.k.a. CantoDj with whom he started to plan seriously my producer career together. When 2 crazy minds join their forces together, it could only come out a strong and talented project in which his idea and my skills in making music work perfectly together. That's how TEAMTEK was born, a duo project founded by CantoDj and myself.



STEFANO FRISONI DJSET 12-08-09

1- Don Santos - Blorans (Sabb Remix)
2- &ME - +++
3- Deadmau5 - Lack Of A Better Name
4- Dyno - Graffio
5- Oliver Koletzki & Roland Clark - Yes We Can (Umek Remix)
6- Marco G, Amin Golestan - Dagobert (Spektre Remix)
7- Stefano Frisoni - Cocaine (Promo) (Eye Records)
8- Umek - You Might Hear Nothing
9- Stefano Frisoni - El C‡lido Verano (Promo) (Teggno Records)



www.myspace.com/stefanofrisoni

http://it-it.facebook.com/people/Stefano-Frisoni/1177253831

http://it-it.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1177253831

Malito : stefano_frisoni@alice.it
Direct download: 01_Miami_Sessions_with_Stefano_Frisoni_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:19am EDT

M.U.M & FLOW:MNGMNT Proudly Presents "Miami Sessions with Andrew Technique-M.U.M Episode 96
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement





ANDREW TECHNIQUE - biography

Be Ray Ya Book Hey, Can't Play the Piano, Luna Park and Fresh are just some productions which recently invested Andrew Technique as one of the hottest young electronic artists in the region. And it's not a small deal if we take in account he's determined to challenge the infamous Slovenian techno heritage and take it to the whole new level. When he's not abusing the decks and comps on his own, Andrew, a protégé of Flow Management and dedicated member of SDJF initiative, performs as a member of Foreplay!, Parallel Fusion (live) and R&A projects. Well, he sure came a long way so far. Especially if we bear in mind he grew up on metal guitar reefs.

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"It’s true. I'm an art junkie,” admits Andrew. “When I was a kid people thought I’d become a successful painter, actor, singer or whatever. But it was the music that attracted me the most for as long as I can remember. In business I believe in professionalism and dedication, but when it comes to producing and performing music I indulge in being lead by my feelings. And I’m very emotional. I can get goose bumps or even a tear in my eye listening to some great piece of music. I’m not ashamed to admit that. I do listen to the comments given by my friends and people that I personally believe they are credible critics. I respect good-intended critic, but I got where I am today mostly because I decided so and worked hard to reach some of my personal goals,” summarizes his career Andrej Šarkanj aka Andrew Technique.

Although as a master of his own destiny he almost abandoned his dream not so far ago. “Let’s just say I came to the major life-crossroad and had to decide what I wanted to do with life: I could have ended my music career right there and then or choose to channel all my free-time and energy into production and promotion of my own vision of dance music. It never was, and still isn’t, all roses. But now, that I finally get the positive feedback from the right people I’m happy I decided not to quit," explains Andrew with a tiny sparkle of satisfaction in his eyes. He made some big steps in 2007: he produced bunch of great fresh sounding tunes, his records are now being regularly played by the top deejays such as Umek and Valentino Kanzyani, some of his tracks were already broadcasted on BBC Radio 1 … But, regarding the strong competition, Andrew is aware that just a few of good releases will not bring him much.  So he doesn’t rest on early successes: "Dedication, sustain quality of releases and a bit of luck are key elements on which I build my future as an artist.”

It’s been more than a decade since he developed a passion for 4x4 beats. “I used to be into guitar music. I learned to play the piano, I joined the garage band as a teenager and I grew up on hard rock and metal,” smiles Andrew on not so distant memories. “During the high school period I came in touch with other genres, widened my musical spectrum and finally turned in totally different direction. I started listening to electronic stuff, learned how the music is selected, performed and produced and in a few years established myself as a tech-house deejay." Although some could label his sound more like unique mixture of minimal, electro and progressive elements. "We leave in a time of genre blending, so it’s hard to label one’s sound, anyway,” admits Andrew. "But those who follow my work do know I’ve always had a strong passion for organic African rhythms."

And how did he get his name? “Andrew was an obvious choice, just a translation of my civilian name. And I choose Technique since I was always very handy with stuff, I still work in a computer shop, MacGyver is a big hero of mine and the name also reflects what I do as an artist.” And the influences: "I listen to a lot of music and I got inspired by a lot of great artists along the way. I try to find something special in every piece of music and all musicians are mentors to me in a way. But the most important influence for me as an artist was and in a way still is our local super club Ambasada Gavioli. It was the place where I was introduced to electronic culture and where I experienced some great performances of leading global deejays.”

Andrew is also known as a “very friendly artist”. He's a member of SDJF initiative that is dedicated to constant development of the local electronic club scene and supporting young artists. And when he's not performing on his own, he abuses decks and comps as a member of Foreplay!, R&S and Parallel Fusion (live) projects: "There were also some others, but this things come and go and only the best stay. The basic idea behind collaborations is to get together with other artists, develop and share ideas or blend genres. And it's always more fun producing and performing music with other people than on your own."

As a producer he gets all the help he needs from his musical guru Tomy DeClerque. He established his name as part of Tomy or Zox combo on the house scene back in the 90's and is now successfully running his own studio that is second home to some of the hottest young producers in the region. Tomy and Andrew debuted on Kanzyani's Jesus Loved You label with the Obala EP in late 2007. Tomy also remixed Fresh which was included in Umek's Essential Mix and released on Circle Records: "Studio is my favorite place for spending free time. I go there most of the days and I try to channel my ideas, thoughts, wishes and feelings into the music." And since he's very passionate guy, there's a truckload of new records with Andrew's name on it planned for release in forthcoming months. "I'm already well established artist in the region, so now I'd like to spread my sound trough the rest of the Europe and elsewhere. There are many challenges I'd like to take, but the ultimate would be performing on another planet. I'm not kidding. I believe this is something I could achieve as an artist, so don't be surprised if you get a postcard from Mars or Venus someday."

Playlist

01. When I Woke Up (2000 And One Remix) / Monika Kruse, Gregor Tresher / Terminal M
02. Preem / Super Flu / Monaberry
03. My Time (Radio Slave's After The After Remix) / Dance Disorder / Eskimo
04. Shazam / Audiofly / Viva Music
05. Hold Home / Santos / Moon Harbour Recordings
06. Krakatoa (Joel Mull's Moodswing Remix) / Skylark / Saved Records
07. Koma Koma / Radio Slave / Rekids
08. Wayoming / Andrew Technique /    Promo
09. Spanglish / Matt Nordstrom, Orlando Villegas / Saved Records
10. Surdo / Worthy / Anabatic Records
11. Jackpot / Mark Broom / Saved Records
12. La Milonga (Chris Soul Remix) /Jenn / Suara
13. Below Radar (Mathias Kaden Remix) / Terrence Dixon / Children Of Tomorrow
14. Burn Myself / Edu Imbernon, Coyu / Great Stuff
15. Sleeper / Jimpster / Freerange Records

Special Thanks To Marjan,Alex & Andrew
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Andrew_Technique.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:22pm EDT

M.U.M & 1605 Sessions Presents "Miami Sessions with Umek"-M.U.M Episode 95

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement



DJ UMEK

Uroš Umek is internationally acclaimed music producer from Slovenia, seducing the masses with his own music blend for more than a decade. Always on the look for new sounds and determined to challenge every existing cliché in music industry, he managed to define his own vision of vanguard techno. Sure, this would not happen without the support of his loyal peers who’ve joined him on the production platforms such as Recycled Loops, Consumer Recreation and Astrodisco, with which they defined “Slovenian techno sound and successfully invested it as an important driving force on the global club scene.

The year 2007 marked the beginning of new chapter in Umek’s music career. After spending enormous amount of time and artistic energy bringing his characteristics sound to the whole new level, he presented new international music therapy called 1605 – Sixteenofive. No doubt this was a very risky move for such an established artist as DJ Umek. But it was the only way for him to stay on top of the game. And it seems he picked up the right decision at the crucial time: the response to his new vision of electronic dance music from his peers, critics, media and most importantly his fans is great and his productions are supported by some top dogs in the industry.

Umek recent productions include highly acclaimed club releases such as Overtake & Command, Ricochet Effect, Another Matter Entirely and Faithful Nights, but it were MTV supported hit singles Posing as Me and Carbon Occasions that stirred the most media attention and crossed over to the daily radio stations. Umek’s releases were lately included on the premiere club compilations mixed by artists such as Sander Kleinenberg, Judge Jules, Eddie Halliwell, John Digweed, M.I.K.E. or Carl Cox. He was amongst the headliners of esteemed summer music festivals such as Primavera, Monegros or Dance Valley and he conquered the South America on the joint tour with Valentino Kanzyani and Marko Nastić once more. And this was only the introduction in the Umek’s year 2008, when he plans to finally present long expected new artist album and his own live band.





Special Thanks to Marjan,Matthew, Iris & Uros







1 Pueblo - Wehbba Remix Sinisa Tamamovic       
2 dyno - amara 16 bit
3 Softie - Original Mix Reset Robot
4 The Cello Track (Namito Cello Kebab Remix)    Twotrups
5 Xylofrenic - Original Mix     Per Hammar
6 Payser - Uto Karem Remix      Alan Fitzpatrick
7 Bigger Is Better - Original Mi        Charles Gudagafva
8 This Summer - Original Mix    Gideon
9 Black Friday - Julian Jeweil M        Commuter
10 Guacamoli - D-Unity's White De       Olivier Giacomotto
11 Disconnect - Original Mix    Enton Mushi
12 Organised Kaos - Original Mix        Miniminds
13 Umek vs lukic test
14 Liftoff - Virgil Enzinger Remi       Brian Sanhaji  
15 Work It - Fergie Remix       Christian Smith, John Selway
16 Open Wide And Say - Original M       Blain Austin
17 Error - Original Mix Julian Jeweil
18 SVALB02B - A - SKYLARK - KRAKATOA_320
19 X Alarm - Original Mix       DJ Micky Da Funk, Costantino N
20 Take Control - Rpo Part 1 Mix        RPO
21 Stanger (To Stability) - Len F       Dustin Zahn
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Umek_4.mp3
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M.U.M & FLOW:MNGMNT Proudly Presents "Miami Sessions with Wehbba-M.U.M Episode 94
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement










DJ WEHBBA bio

Hailing from Brazil, Wehbba is one of the latest additions of Brazil's techno ambassadors.
Dentist graduate, licensed diver and purple belt Jiu Jitsu fighter for almost five years, he could
have just stuck to what he does. But DJing and music is what he really does best.
Rodolfo Wehba had it all: a practice dentistry office, working in two big clinics in Sao Paulo and
becoming a purple belt Jiu Jitsu fighter, but that was not enough, he actually crossed the pacific
ocean all the way to Sydney where he divided his time between teaching english and scuba diving,
participating in diving expeditions at the great barrier reef of northern Australia.
His involvement in the techno scence in Australia inspired him to continue his dream of becoming
a DJ. After returning to Brazil he started collecting wax and participating in events. As a producer,
his main aspiration led him to create his own sound in techno and its subgenres.
In 2004, Wehbba released his first national album titled "Revoltin'" with the support from one of
the most established labels in Brazil "URBR". The success of the album translated in the sales as
it sold out in the first three month of its release. That led Wehbba to perform on one of the biggest
festivals in Brazil: Skol Beats. Since then, his carrier advanced to a new level on a national scale.
In 2005, Wehbba reached the no.6 spot on Beatport for a month on a chart roaming with names
like Valentino Kanzyani, Marko Nastic and labels like Intec.
His other ventures got him to work with reputable names like Christian Fischer, owner of
Definition Records Germnay, DJ Link from Amigos Recordings Portugal, Stephane Signore from
Belgium, to name a few. Establishing his ground, Wehbba went on to release on labels such as
Global Underground, Great Stuff, Get Physical, Jesus Loved You, Primate, Craft Music, Yinyang,
Relic, Concept, Titanium, Amigos, among many others.
In 2006, Wehbba managed to sell out his second release, this time supported by the established
german label "Killa Beat Rec." titled "Flapin' my Pie Hole" including smashing minimal electro
remix by Kiddaz.fm's Dave Shokh. The release drew attention of the big players such as DJ Hell,
Felipe and many others. His constant evolving sound has drawn him a lot of attention from press
and public, as he scales his rythm up and down, with his groovy atmosphere as signature. In
addition, his DJ skills also surpass the realm of standards as his dynamic style allows him to flip
from all kind of techno music which carried him to perform globally on a busy schedule starting
from Europe in early 2007.
In 2009, Wehbba launched his label '82 Recordings' making it the beacon for his musical direction
and a breeding ground for honorary talented techno producers. His first release on his label has
generated thousands of sales and reached Beatport Top10 Techno chart while his contributions to
other labels like BluFin and Tronic are attracting more attention from the big players.


e-mail: info@djwehbba.com 
Website & music: www.djwehbba.com

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Wehbba.mp3
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M.U.M & 1605 Sessions Presents "Miami Sessions with Umek"-M.U.M Episode 93
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement





DJ UMEK

Uroš Umek is internationally acclaimed music producer from Slovenia, seducing the masses with his own music blend for more than a decade. Always on the look for new sounds and determined to challenge every existing cliché in music industry, he managed to define his own vision of vanguard techno. Sure, this would not happen without the support of his loyal peers who’ve joined him on the production platforms such as Recycled Loops, Consumer Recreation and Astrodisco, with which they defined “Slovenian techno sound and successfully invested it as an important driving force on the global club scene.

The year 2007 marked the beginning of new chapter in Umek’s music career. After spending enormous amount of time and artistic energy bringing his characteristics sound to the whole new level, he presented new international music therapy called 1605 – Sixteenofive. No doubt this was a very risky move for such an established artist as DJ Umek. But it was the only way for him to stay on top of the game. And it seems he picked up the right decision at the crucial time: the response to his new vision of electronic dance music from his peers, critics, media and most importantly his fans is great and his productions are supported by some top dogs in the industry.

Umek recent productions include highly acclaimed club releases such as Overtake & Command, Ricochet Effect, Another Matter Entirely and Faithful Nights, but it were MTV supported hit singles Posing as Me and Carbon Occasions that stirred the most media attention and crossed over to the daily radio stations. Umek’s releases were lately included on the premiere club compilations mixed by artists such as Sander Kleinenberg, Judge Jules, Eddie Halliwell, John Digweed, M.I.K.E. or Carl Cox. He was amongst the headliners of esteemed summer music festivals such as Primavera, Monegros or Dance Valley and he conquered the South America on the joint tour with Valentino Kanzyani and Marko Nastić once more. And this was only the introduction in the Umek’s year 2008, when he plans to finally present long expected new artist album and his own live band.





Special Thanks to Matthew, Iris & Uros
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Umek_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:39am EDT

 M.U.M & FLOW:MNGMNT Proudly Presents "Miami Sessions with F.Sonik-M.U.M Episode 92
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement




F.SONIK

 

The name of F.Sonik continuously pops up on the wish lists of electronic music aficionados in the region. Launching career with the Ghettotek live-act, later joining SDJF initiative and Flow Management, he already established himself as an unique deejay who is not afraid of such challenges as combining Slovenia's landmark techno heritage with some progressive spices. He already transferred some of this who-dares-wins spirit in his own productions, Something New (ft. Tomy DeClerque) being the most successful so far. This track, which immediately gained support of Umek and was already played on BBC Radio 1, predicts the series of fresh releases in 2008. So you better watch out for this guy!

 

Aleš Furlan alias F.Sonik became involved in electronic dance culture on account of one very innocent occurrence in his youth. And it’s a sole fault of his brother that he ended taming the decks, mixers and effects night after night. “It all started when he brought home some studio mixer and Akai sampler,” remembers F.Sonik “Just a few days later I knew I wanted to produce electronic and become a deejay and I was hooked ever since. I started gathering information about the scene, artists, clubs, music and the whole electronic movement. Living on the Slovenian Riviera it was natural to be influenced by Ambasada Gavioli club as I started attending Valentino Kanzyani’s matinees and performances of leading electronic artists on the regular basis.”

 

It was his friend Alessio who helped him with the first steps: "He was caught by this bug well before me, so he already learned to mix and could thought me a thing or two. I still remember how I use to hang out at his parents house everyday struggling to beat-match the records. And after I started performing he even lent me his records." Shortly after that they teamed up for the live performances. "We've named ourselves Ghettotek. Alessio was mixing the records and I was in charge of putting in some effects. This way I got to perform in most of the hip Slovenian clubs even before my solo career really took off."

 

Thriving on a strong and globally accomplished techno heritage Slovenian electronic scene is still heavily directed by techno. But being influenced by the Global Underground music philosophy F.Sonik dared to go where only a few artists in the region dared before him – he decided he will combine the techno heritage with melodic progressive sounds: "Even Umek was there somewhere, but as he was pure techno deejay back then and I was more into progressive stuff, it were the likes of Sasha, Deep Dish and Steve Lawler that have inspired me the most," admits the young artist.


F.Sonik successfully transferred his unique vision of dance music, built on techno and blended with some emotionally rich proggy landscapes, into his own tunes. As a producer he gained the most attention with the track titled Something New, which he produced in collaboration with his musical guru Tomy DeClerque. “We’ve connected really good in the studio, so it was a really good feeling when Umek supported our first track including it in his Essential Mix even before it was officially released. That really inspired us and we already work on a bunch of new tracks,” announces F.Sonik...F.SONIK

 

The name of F.Sonik continuously pops up on the wish lists of electronic music aficionados in the region. Launching career with the Ghettotek live-act, later joining SDJF initiative and Flow Management, he already established himself as an unique deejay who is not afraid of such challenges as combining Slovenia's landmark techno heritage with some progressive spices. He already transferred some of this who-dares-wins spirit in his own productions, Something New (ft. Tomy DeClerque) being the most successful so far. This track, which immediately gained support of Umek and was already played on BBC Radio 1, predicts the series of fresh releases in 2008. So you better watch out for this guy!

 

Aleš Furlan alias F.Sonik became involved in electronic dance culture on account of one very innocent occurrence in his youth. And its a sole fault of his brother that he ended taming the decks, mixers and effects night after night. It all started when he brought home some studio mixer and Akai sampler, remembers F.Sonik Just a few days later I knew I wanted to produce electronic and become a deejay and I was hooked ever since. I started gathering information about the scene, artists, clubs, music and the whole electronic movement. Living on the Slovenian Riviera it was natural to be influenced by Ambasada Gavioli club as I started attending Valentino Kanzyanis matinees and performances of leading electronic artists on the regular basis.

 

It was his friend Alessio who helped him with the first steps: "He was caught by this bug well before me, so he already learned to mix and could thought me a thing or two. I still remember how I use to hang out at his parents house everyday struggling to beat-match the records. And after I started performing he even lent me his records." Shortly after that they teamed up for the live performances. "We've named ourselves Ghettotek. Alessio was mixing the records and I was in charge of putting in some effects. This way I got to perform in most of the hip Slovenian clubs even before my solo career really took off."

 

Thriving on a strong and globally accomplished techno heritage Slovenian electronic scene is still heavily directed by techno. But being influenced by the Global Underground music philosophy F.Sonik dared to go where only a few artists in the region dared before him he decided he will combine the techno heritage with melodic progressive sounds: "Even Umek was there somewhere, but as he was pure techno deejay back then and I was more into progressive stuff, it were the likes of Sasha, Deep Dish and Steve Lawler that have inspired me the most," admits the young artist.


F.Sonik successfully transferred his unique vision of dance music, built on techno and blended with some emotionally rich proggy landscapes, into his own tunes. As a producer he gained the most attention with the track titled Something New, which he produced in collaboration with his musical guru Tomy DeClerque.
Weve connected really good in the studio, so it was a really good feeling when Umek supported our first track including it in his Essential Mix even before it was officially released. That really inspired us and we already work on a bunch of new tracks, announces F.Sonik...


F.SONIK - July promo track list

01 .Boris Werner - Feel Good  / Moon Harbour Recordings


02. Santos - Hold Home / Moon Harbour Recordings 


03. Leon - Negro / Viva Music


04. NDKj, Marcello Conciald - Siyahamba ( NDKj Mix ) / Circle Music 


05. NDKj - Main Course / Heatflow 


06. Mendo, Danny Serrano - Coconuts / Clarisse Records


07. Saeed Younan - Kumbalha / Younan Music 


08. Steve Lawler - Hocus Pocus / Viva Music 


09. Pierce, Jerl - Amourette / Get Digital Music 


10. Oliver Moldan - One Drunk Indian / Prawler Music 


11. Nick Curly - Pujante / Cocoon Recordings


12. Analog People In A Digital Worl - Rose Rouge / Hysterical


13. F.Sonik - Drums Are Talking / CDR 


14. Jenn - La Milonga / Suara



Special Thanks to Marian ,Alex & F.Sonik


Artist management and general contact
:

 

FLOW:MNGMNT
Flow management (Slovenia)

www.flow-management.net

info@flow-management.org

+386 41 234552
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_F.Sonik.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:02pm EDT

M.U.M  Proudly Presents "Miami Sessions with Simone Tavazzi-M.U.M Episode 91
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement



He was born in 1983 in Milan. He has been fond of techno music since 1997 and in 1999 he started to go to rave parties,discovering the magic of live sessions, played by sequencers. He immediately bought a drum machine and started to create his first patterns, taking inspiration from French acid techno, Detroit, electro and minimal. At the end of 2003 he expanded his studio, learned to play decks and dedicated himself into productions .In 2004 he played in some clubs and in 2006 he frequented a course for sound engineering and worked together with the Napolitan producer Markantonio in the realisation of the track "Soma" released on Analytic Trail n13 That's what i like vol.2 EP whit Valentino Kanzyani and Joy Kitikonti. during high school he released "tabu ep" on Footlover music a digital label from joy kitikonti,in july 2007 he Graduated as Sound engineer at the "N.A.M." school in milan, later on he released "white ep"on loose records the label owned by rino cerrone with a rmx of markantonio.

Special Thanks to Simone Tavazzi

www.myspace.com/delysidtwentyfive 
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Simone_Tavazzi.mp3
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M.U.M & FLOW:MNGMNT Proudly Presents "Miami Sessions with Miss Sunshine-M.U.M Episode 90

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement





Croatian-born Sunshine has always been an electronic music fan and has had great success ever since she started DJing in 1997.

In the beginning she worked on radio show "Clubhopping" (the first show of electronic music in this area) together with dj Loki Masa. Miss Sunshine's first residency was with the popular nightclub "Oxygene", in her home town Osijek, which started in 1999. And she was also a resident in the club "Vega" for 2 years where she played at the serial parties "Drumatica" with the biggest names of techno scene like Bone, Valentino Kanzyani, Jel Ford, Funk D´ Void, Gayle San etc.
Sunshine also appeared on Croatian annual music award, Crni Macak (Black Cat), as presenter for category of electronic music in 2000 together with Dj E-Base.
In April 2006. she joined Tuborg green DJ Academy in Osijek (Croatia) as teacher.


Some of Miss Sunshine's major accomplishments include working in almost all towns & clubs in Croatia, work in Czech Rep.(Fabric, Fleda), Austria (Dom in Berg, Arcadium), Germany (Douala), Slovakia (Radikal), Hungary (Highlander, Kazamata), Macedonia, Romania (Studio Martin, XS, Heat Club, Fashion, Space, Snatch, Zanzibar, Zambara...), Bosnia & Herzegovina (Mlin, Sloga, Hainekeen Inn), Slovenia (Lipa, Sinfonija, Spectrum...) and Serbia (Lifka, Aquarius...).
 
And off course work on some very important festivals like Valkana Beach festival 2002 - official after hour (Croatia), Valkana Beach festival 2003, Exit festival 2002 (Yugoslavia), Sunrise festival 2003 (Croatia), Electro funk festival 2006 (Croatia) and festival with only female djs LADY'S SOUND ATTACK 2003 in Germany.
 
In 2006 Sunshine meets Marko Moree and they are starting project based on techno, minimal and house sound.
They released their debut Ep "The Morning After" in 2007 on Decoded Mini records and remixed Mexican artist Isis Signum on Advanced Synergy rec. in the same year.
Soon they followed with the “Look Expensive Ep” on Irish label Aciitone Records and remix for Sinisa Lukic’s track “Dry & Wet” on Kaseta Music Records.
The remix made quite a big impact and was supported by many respectable dj’s.
As if that wasn't enough, Paul Hazendok requested it for the “Sound Shifting 2.0” studio dj mix that was released on Manual Music, the home of many famous producers like: Umek, Daso, Huggotron, Remute, Jeff Bennett, Tigerskin...
Soon after that they got a chance to do a remix for great Belgian dj and producer, Tom Hades and his “ Cinema Club“ track alongside with well-known Brazilian dj and producer Wehbba. The release was supported by world famous djs like Laurent Garnier, Joey Beltram, Chris Fortier...
More beautiful releases are about to come …

In 2009 she joined Queens of Minimal Techno, a music collaboration with Viktoria Rebeka and Alex Monster. Queens of Minimal Techno events stand for quality electronic music, they are an underground music experience presented across Europe!
Miss Sunshine has worked with some great names such as Richie Hawtin, Sven Vath, Billy Nasty, Jel Ford, Valentino Kanzyani, Umek, Oxia, Killians, Aril Brikha, Ken Ishii, Christian Smith, Steve Rachmand, La Di Da, Hi-Fi Princess, Lucca, Jean Marie Konne, Timo Maas, Miss Yetti, Mr. C, Slobodan, Corvin Dalek, Bone, Gayle San...

Releases:
Sunshine & Moree – Restraining Myself (Empro)
Tom Hades - Cinema Club (Sunshine & Moree Rmx) (Stolen Moments)
Sunshine & Moree – Look Expensive EP (Aciitone )
Sinisa Lukic – Dry & Wet (Sunshine & Moree rmx.) (Kaseta Music ),
Miss Sunshine & Marko Moree – The Morning After EP (Decoded Mini)
Isis Signum – Destroy the Wall (Sunshine & Moree rmx.) (Advanced Synergy)

Tracks appears on:
Sound Shifting 2.0 - Sinisa Lukic - Dry & Wet (Sunshine & Moree Rmx) (Manual Music)

Future Releases:
Andrew Technique - Twinhead (Sunshine & Moree Rmx) - Render Obedience

http://www.myspace.com/sunshinecroatia


Special Thanks to Marjan & Miss Sunshine


Web: www.flow-management.net
Space: www.myspace.com/flowmanagement
Youtube: www.youtube.com/flowmanagement
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Miss_Sunshine.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:27pm EDT

M.U.M &  Proudly Presents "Miami Sessions with Frack Chiarello"-M.U.M Episode 89
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground MovementDirect download:


Frank Chiarello is a NYC based producer and DJ who has held
residencies at several of NYC's premier underground nightclubs.
His inspired track selection can be heard at top NYC Clubs,
including LOVE, Pacha, Webster Hall, Sullivan Room, Rebel, and
more.  At those venues, Frank has shared the decks with Radio
Slave, Dave Seaman, Nic Fanciulli, Christian Smith, James Zabiela,
Paolo Mojo, and many more.  His productions have recently landed
on Teggno Records with strong suport from label head Lance Blaise
(Tattoo Detectives), crediting Frank with a "fresh sound of techno
with a progressive and minimal edge!".
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Frank_Chiarello_Live__Moonshine_Miami_05_30_09_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:23pm EDT

M.U.M & FLOW:MNGMNT Proudly Presents "Miami Sessions with Marko Nastic"-M.U.M Episode 88

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement


Marko Nastic’s Biography :


Welcome to the world of Marko Nastic, the leading South Eastern European DJ. In a troubled
Serbia of the 90’s, Marko and his buddies built one of the most vibrant club scenes in Eastern
Europe, the one that inspired writers of Mixmag, The Face, DJ and NME to write accolades many
moons ago. They resisted dark forces of political madness with electronic music and a
celebration of life.
DJing and music were always part of Marko Nastic’s background: even in his pre-teen years he
was fascinated with synthesizers, drum machines and other sound making gadgets. When
techno started filtering through to Serbia in the early 90’s, Marko eagerly entered the scene.
Soon word on a teenage techno prodigy started spreading around town and this energy
channeled into a young & aspiring DJ team called Teenage Techno Punks – all of whom were
under 18, but performing like they were born on the 1210s. Nastic was the leader of the pack;
soon to become the hottest talent of South Eastern Europe’s electronic scene. The queues to
enter clubs in the region on the nights they performed were longer than ever. The word soon
started to spread beyond the boundaries of Serbia.
Just as techno music was becoming popular in Serbia, the Balkan conflict escalated. Marko
admits that he was too young to fully realize the gravity of the situation, but it did have an
impact on his life. “Things were tense, but a lot of it luckily went over my head,” he admits. “It
also meant that buying records then was very difficult and the choice was poor”.
These circumstances shaped and strengthened Marko just like other kids there. The free parties
they threw during those times are still an urban legend in Belgrade.
After the war, the club scenes in neighboring countries became aware of Nastic’s unparalleled
DJing skills and his distinctive three-deck style. Marko has since matured into a DJ who cannot
be labeled as purely techno, house or minimal; he’s all of that, and more.
Marko was a member of the original Recycled Loops crew. After that label stopped, Marko
joined Valentino’s ‘Jesus Loved You’ and started three labels himself, Recon Warriors, which put
Marko on the charts, followed by Recon Light and Traffica.
Also Marko has loads of projects running. For example Space Explorers with Marko Milosaljevic,
Tango and Cash with Kobaya and don’t forget the projects with Dejan Milicevic.
Marko did his first non-European tour in 2002, which started in Brazil. Now he regularly plays
gigs all over the world. Since 2006 he is the author and host of the radio show “Music For Body
And Soul” on the leading Serbian radio station B92.
His authorial album is due to be released.
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Marko_Nastic.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:49pm EDT

M.U.M Proudly Presents "Miami Sessions with Alex Bau Part 2"-M.U.M Episode 87
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Alex_Bau_part_2_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:21am EDT

M.U.M Proudly Presents "Miami Sessions with Alex Bau"-M.U.M Episode 87
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement





What's your credo?

Where are not many dj's of this type - dj's who believed in techno from the first minute, dj's who have experienced techno from the very beginning, dj's who have made techno their own thing, dj's who have created their own unique styles or even more - who have developed one over the years and who's name's are synonymous with that specific sound. alex bau is one of those dj's. at the same time, however, there are some slight differences with this guy. why focus on just one style of music? why only minimal sounds? why only techno? why, if you could have a well orchestrated combination of both?

Is it related to the fact that for alex bau, there was once a time before techno? with thousands of records in a collection that spans through many different types, styles and genres of music, certainly there have been many individual records which have left their own, indelible marks. there's no doubt about that! for instance, alex still does depeche mode nights from time to time, just for fun. but his activities with techno don't suffer at all from that, not in the least! with his 5+ hour sets at his first resident club in his southeast bavarian home area, the "libella", where dj hell also started his career back in the 80's, he achieved the reputation as someone who was totally aware of what he was doing, totally dedicated to it, but also someone who was totally infatuated with it. he hosted his own radio show for over 2 years on a local radio station, still the only techno show in the area. however, after countless gigs at the local clubs the time was deemed to be right to prove that he was also able to play at other venues around the globe. while collaborating with his friend sven dedek, whose productions were mainly released under the moniker's "basic implant" or "electric envoy" on labels lsuch as "fine audio recordings" from chris liebing, their tracks hit the technofloors in a very impressive way. during that time he was also able to collect international experiences behind the decks as sven played live. releases like the "phase edit ep", a highly acclaimed and well sold rework of some nitzer ebb ebm classics, or their work for dave angel's "rotation", justin berkovi's "predicaments" or pascal feos' "pv-records" enabled them to reach a much larger audience. finally, after numerous releases for different labels beside his own "toneman", alex released his debut-album "connected" in late 2004. "connected" immediately drew the attention of many high class dj's such as chris liebing, pascal feos and good groove, just to name a few. the fact that these artists, all of whom were working with different styles, grabbed the tracks from "connected", shows that the name of the album couldn't have been chosen any better.

After starting his own label (toneman) back in 2000, alex also started to work on his solo productions for labels such as chris liebing's "clr" or the montreal based label, "default recordings". montreal can be seen as kind of a gauge of alex's dj activities! within 3 years he was booked in montreal four times and his set from the legendary night at aria from january 2006 was even released as a mix-cd, "live at aria / montreal" so that alex came back months later to perform for the release party, once again a night to remember for the montreal techno movement. at this point in time alex was already booked as the headliner and it was reported by numerous emails and guest book entries that it was hardly a mistake to do so

but it's not only montreal where alex is being booked again and again; there are many other places, which is a good indicator that he seems to be a guy who understands what to do when standing in front of a crowd, someone who is always trying to bring the party to the max. clubs like frankfurt's "u60311", munich's "electric delicate", würzburg's "airport", or the legendary "tresor" in berlin are not only the trademarks of german techno club-culture, they can also be found on alex's gig list. brazil, usa, canada, poland, croatia, serbia, holland or the closer austria and switzerland are some of the tour stops on alex's calender, and no matter where, all over the places people can hear and feel how interesting, versatile and powerful techno can be if you understand how to combine minimal and straight techno as a constant up and down. everything is completely under control while the party is going wild, and that is what alex always goes for.

The fact that alex has become an official artist on the highly acclaimed label "zenit", that he has been the platform for acts like marco carola, adam beyer, the advent, gaetano parisio and many more, is the logical consequence of years of dedicated, hard work in good, high quality techno. techno in its purest form, just as described above, is the goal for alex - whether or not it involves playing or producing. on his current album "credo", minimal tunes go together with peaktime slammers in a way that appears obvious and logical. techno can do a lot, if you let it do so. that's the credo - his credo!

Special Thanks to Alex Bau...

http://www.alex-bau.de/
http://www.myspace.com/alexbautechno
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Alex_Bau_2.mp3
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M.U.M & 1605 Sessions Presents "Miami Sessions with Umek"-M.U.M Episode 86
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement



DJ UMEK

Uroš Umek is internationally acclaimed music producer from Slovenia, seducing the masses with his own music blend for more than a decade. Always on the look for new sounds and determined to challenge every existing cliché in music industry, he managed to define his own vision of vanguard techno. Sure, this would not happen without the support of his loyal peers who’ve joined him on the production platforms such as Recycled Loops, Consumer Recreation and Astrodisco, with which they defined “Slovenian techno sound and successfully invested it as an important driving force on the global club scene.

The year 2007 marked the beginning of new chapter in Umek’s music career. After spending enormous amount of time and artistic energy bringing his characteristics sound to the whole new level, he presented new international music therapy called 1605 – Sixteenofive. No doubt this was a very risky move for such an established artist as DJ Umek. But it was the only way for him to stay on top of the game. And it seems he picked up the right decision at the crucial time: the response to his new vision of electronic dance music from his peers, critics, media and most importantly his fans is great and his productions are supported by some top dogs in the industry.

Umek recent productions include highly acclaimed club releases such as Overtake & Command, Ricochet Effect, Another Matter Entirely and Faithful Nights, but it were MTV supported hit singles Posing as Me and Carbon Occasions that stirred the most media attention and crossed over to the daily radio stations. Umek’s releases were lately included on the premiere club compilations mixed by artists such as Sander Kleinenberg, Judge Jules, Eddie Halliwell, John Digweed, M.I.K.E. or Carl Cox. He was amongst the headliners of esteemed summer music festivals such as Primavera, Monegros or Dance Valley and he conquered the South America on the joint tour with Valentino Kanzyani and Marko Nastić once more. And this was only the introduction in the Umek’s year 2008, when he plans to finally present long expected new artist album and his own live band.





Special Thanks to Matthew & Umek
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Umek_.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:13pm EDT

M.U.M & FLOW:MNGMNT Presents "Miami Sessions with Ian F"-M.U.M Episode 85
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement


IAN F. 
(Jesus Loved You)

After a decade of successful sound blending Ian F. maintains the status of one of the most fresh-sounding deejays around. Being introduced to the art of music improvisation at an early age and heavily indulging on alternative art as a teenager, he continued to nurse this passion even more after becoming a deejay. Ian F is a member of the Jesus Loved You family, co-founder of Flow Management agency and a long time resident deejay of Ambasadi Gavioli, one of the hottest super clubs in the Mediterranean. He forefronts the new generation of promising young artists that are redefining famous Slovenian techno sound and are heavily supported by artists such as Umek and Valentino Kanzyani. Currently Ian F. spends most of the off-deck time producing music and developing his Flux:ology, which combines elements of different art expressions. After a series of releases and remixes on selected labels in Europe, Asia and USA (Jesus Loved You, Advanced, Pure Substance, Traffica, Mashtronic, Decoded, Vezotonik, Dig:Atel …), he’s dedicated to spread his eclectic art of noise even further in the forthcoming months.
His production was supported by artists such Umek, Valentino Kanzyani, James Zabiela, Anthony Pappa, Armin Van Buuren, D Ramirez, Misjah, Wally Lopez, Flash Brothers, Andy Moor, Andrea Ferlin, Nick Muir, Wehbba, Marko Nastic,  …

= = = = = = = = = =

CHALLENGES: Productions. Live Act. New expressions.
Being obsessed with searching for some fresh stuff all the time, the life of producer is a constant battle for Ian F: “Currently I spend most of the off-deck time developing my own sound under the guidance of my studio guru Tomy DeClerque." Ian F’s recent production Subconscious was picked up by local Apple distributor for a TV commercial and can be heard on the MTV. Some other releases on Tested/Agent Funk, Mashtronic rec., Jesus Loved You (Valentino Kanzyani) and Traffica (Marko Nastić) are scheduled and the preliminary arrangements with some UK and Germany based labels were already struck. “Another intriguing project is Flux, for which I am joining forces with Tomy DeClerque, KayKay and Dave Morgan. Flux is a unique live act, a mixture of live music performance and electronic live act with the addition of other art expressions. It’s very alive. The structure and expression of this project varies all the time as it is under constant development. We’ve already performed in Gavioli and at one open-air party, but a lot of work still has to be put into this project.”

Performing at the parties is just one side of Ian F as a musician. He indulges on combining his passion for music with other art expressions on regular basis. He's no stranger to performing at art and fashion exhibitions, poetry recitals, teaming up with pop artists and rock bands or developing soundtrack for an on-line art gallery. He even produced music and performed with a contemporary dance company at selected venues, including premiere at the 7th Annual Gala at the national theatre, which was broadcasted live on the Slovenian national television.


REFERENCES: Performances. Releases. Collaborations.
Ian F is established artist in the region, performing in Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Hungary, Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina on the regular basis. His poison is techno & tech-house with expressive warm harmonies and little touches of other genres. As a long running resident of some of the top clubs and events in the north Adriatic region he already performed alongside most of the top techno artists as well as the biggest names in the industry such as Jeff Mills, Richie Hawtin, Sven Väth, Carl Cox, Laurent Garnier, Derrick May, Tiësto, Steve Lawler, Sasha, John Digweed if we name just a few. He's a resident deejay of Ambasada Gavioli, Fetch the Vibe events and official ambassador of Slovenian Haineken Music events.

Ian F's productions were so far spun and included on track lists and charts by Anthony Pappa, Armin Van Buuren, Flash Brothers, Andy Moor, Marko Nastić, Umek, Valentino Kanzyani and other established deejays. His artist production and remixes were released on Slovenian labels such as F-Recordings, Annunaki, Vezotonik and Vezotonik LTD, Malaysia based Pure Substance and Red Flux Music, Atel - DigAtel (USA), Mashtronic rec. from Germany, Advanced rec. (UK) and Croatian Decoded and Decoded Mini.

As a member of SDJF initiative Ian helps develop local club infrastructure and platforms to support young artists on their first steps. Another two promising young artists Andrew Technique and F.Sonik are members of Flow Management agency. Currently he’s also spending a lot of time in and out of the studio with a deejay & producer Aneuria.
IAN F. 
(Jesus Loved You)



After a decade of successful sound blending Ian F. maintains the status of one of the most fresh-sounding deejays around. Being introduced to the art of music improvisation at an early age and heavily indulging on alternative art as a teenager, he continued to nurse this passion even more after becoming a deejay. Ian F is a member of the Jesus Loved You family, co-founder of Flow Management agency and a long time resident deejay of Ambasadi Gavioli, one of the hottest super clubs in the Mediterranean. He forefronts the new generation of promising young artists that are redefining famous Slovenian techno sound and are heavily supported by artists such as Umek and Valentino Kanzyani. Currently Ian F. spends most of the off-deck time producing music and developing his Flux:ology, which combines elements of different art expressions. After a series of releases and remixes on selected labels in Europe, Asia and USA (Jesus Loved You, Advanced, Pure Substance, Traffica, Mashtronic, Decoded, Vezotonik, Dig:Atel …), he’s dedicated to spread his eclectic art of noise even further in the forthcoming months.
His production was supported by artists such Umek, Valentino Kanzyani, James Zabiela, Anthony Pappa, Armin Van Buuren, D Ramirez, Misjah, Wally Lopez, Flash Brothers, Andy Moor, Andrea Ferlin, Nick Muir, Wehbba, Marko Nastic,  …

= = = = = = = = = =

CHALLENGES: Productions. Live Act. New expressions.
Being obsessed with searching for some fresh stuff all the time, the life of producer is a constant battle for Ian F: “Currently I spend most of the off-deck time developing my own sound under the guidance of my studio guru Tomy DeClerque." Ian F’s recent production Subconscious was picked up by local Apple distributor for a TV commercial and can be heard on the MTV. Some other releases on Tested/Agent Funk, Mashtronic rec., Jesus Loved You (Valentino Kanzyani) and Traffica (Marko Nastić) are scheduled and the preliminary arrangements with some UK and Germany based labels were already struck. “Another intriguing project is Flux, for which I am joining forces with Tomy DeClerque, KayKay and Dave Morgan. Flux is a unique live act, a mixture of live music performance and electronic live act with the addition of other art expressions. It’s very alive. The structure and expression of this project varies all the time as it is under constant development. We’ve already performed in Gavioli and at one open-air party, but a lot of work still has to be put into this project.”

Performing at the parties is just one side of Ian F as a musician. He indulges on combining his passion for music with other art expressions on regular basis. He's no stranger to performing at art and fashion exhibitions, poetry recitals, teaming up with pop artists and rock bands or developing soundtrack for an on-line art gallery. He even produced music and performed with a contemporary dance company at selected venues, including premiere at the 7th Annual Gala at the national theatre, which was broadcasted live on the Slovenian national television.


REFERENCES: Performances. Releases. Collaborations.
Ian F is established artist in the region, performing in Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Hungary, Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina on the regular basis. His poison is techno & tech-house with expressive warm harmonies and little touches of other genres. As a long running resident of some of the top clubs and events in the north Adriatic region he already performed alongside most of the top techno artists as well as the biggest names in the industry such as Jeff Mills, Richie Hawtin, Sven Väth, Carl Cox, Laurent Garnier, Derrick May, Tiësto, Steve Lawler, Sasha, John Digweed if we name just a few. He's a resident deejay of Ambasada Gavioli, Fetch the Vibe events and official ambassador of Slovenian Haineken Music events.

Ian F's productions were so far spun and included on track lists and charts by Anthony Pappa, Armin Van Buuren, Flash Brothers, Andy Moor, Marko Nastić, Umek, Valentino Kanzyani and other established deejays. His artist production and remixes were released on Slovenian labels such as F-Recordings, Annunaki, Vezotonik and Vezotonik LTD, Malaysia based Pure Substance and Red Flux Music, Atel - DigAtel (USA), Mashtronic rec. from Germany, Advanced rec. (UK) and Croatian Decoded and Decoded Mini.

As a member of SDJF initiative Ian helps develop local club infrastructure and platforms to support young artists on their first steps. Another two promising young artists Andrew Technique and F.Sonik are members of Flow Management agency. Currently he’s also spending a lot of time in and out of the studio with a deejay & producer Aneuria.



Artist management and general contact:

Tracklist:

1. Indian Cowboy (feat. Fire Tongue) - Masomenos - Welcome To Masomenos
2. Soul Digits (Nick Curly rmx) - Terry Lee Brown Junior - Plastic City
3. Show Time (Daniel Mehlhart rmx) - Emmanuel - Get Digital Music
4. Dubcrystal - District One - 100% Pure
5. 123 Yeah Yeah - Willie Graff & Tuccillo - Freerange Records
6. Upright Bass - Anthony Collins - mule electronic
7. Bau Bau - Livio & Roby & George G. - Cecille Numbers
8. Horny - Dop - Eklo
9. Marrakech (Martinez big-band-da-boom rmx) - Hermanez - Miconn
10. Ma Saucisse (feat. SIS) - Masomenos - Welcome To Masomenos
11. Para'Dizer - Reboot - Sei Es Drum
12. Damien's Joint - Julien Chaptal - RemoteArea


Management:
FLOW:MNGMNT
www.flow-management.net
info@flow-management.org

Direct download: Miami_Session_With_Ian_F_.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:23pm EDT

M.U.M & Fade Records Presents "Miami Sessions with"Chris Fortier"-M.U.M Episode 84
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement





While many people may claim to know Chris’ sound, with their focus on continually labeling him one thing or another, Chris is equally as focused on his efforts to push back the musical boundaries. It is testament to the man that he continues to develop his sound and musical direction, after all, as the man says himself “I just like to play good underground music, I don’t limit myself.”

It is artists such as Chris Fortier who are inextricably linked to the underground dance music scene that are the genuinely pushing the sound forward. Chris’ determination to continue to push the envelope can be seen in all aspects of his career. Proof of this can be found on his recent triple CD compilation Balance and his recent solo production under the 40oz moniker and his stellar debut artist album As Long As The Moment Exits.

The Balance CD genuinely offers something exciting and underground to the current stale compilation market. Boasting tracks from across the musical spectrum like David Gilmore Girls, Global Communication and Floppy Sounds through to Slam, Matthew Jonson, Rabbit in the Moon and Bent. It is little wonder the CD was name checked for compilation of the year by numerous international press publications.

Under his 40oz production guise Chris has released the several EPs that musically could fit comfortably on labels such as Cocoon, Kompakt or Get Physical. Further remixes of Alexi Delano, Joshua Collins, Lee Burridge, Freaky Chakra and John Selway show Chris’ genre defying sound at it’s underground best. Taking this a step further in 2007, his debut artist album was released to countless plaudits and impeccable praise. Not satisfied with status quo, look for the boundaries to continue to be pressed and pushed with each coming musical excursion.

With a DJ career spanning 15 plus years, he has continually been a crowd favourite, confirmed by his very first residency at the legendary “Aahz” in Orlando through to more recent residencies at The Cross in London and at Twilo in New York. Since a debut European tour in 1997, Chris has gone on to consistently tour the globe behind numerous singles, remixes and no less than 9 mix albums. You can catch him as easily in Tokyo as in Buenos Aires and all points in between on any given weekend.

To those that know Fortier’s history, they know to expect plenty more to come, for those that are just getting initiated, Welcome!


About Fade Records:

Fade Records was created out of necessity in 1993. At the helm is American DJ Chris Fortier. Chris and studio partner, Neil Kolo, needed an outlet to release the tracks they were producing together. With not many options in the States, it seemed obvious to start a label and create the opportunities themselves. The first release was in 1994 called "...For All the People". This track gave them a voice and platform for the future productions. The next three tracks, "All I Got", "Separation" and "So Good" were more highly praised and received heavy support from the biggest DJs out there, including Sasha, John Digweed and Dave Seaman. Equal support came from the USA from Kimball Collins, DJ Icey and John Debo as well as the brand new Mixmag USA (which eventually would be known as Mixer). This great support put the duo on the map and started every label in the UK demanding their talents for remix duties. After several years of building their profile through remixes and the odd single, Chris wanted to re-launch the label in the hopes to help discover and cultivate new talent from America. Steve Porter was the man for this job as Chris discovered him at age 17. With the productions of Steve Porter and others like Derek Howell, Royal Sapien, Funk Harmony Park & Tonepushers, the label is as strong as ever and having great success worldwide.

www.faderecords.com

Special Thanks to Mr Chris Fortier.
Direct download: Miami_Sessions__with_Chris_Fortier_live__Vertigo_Costa_Rica.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:09pm EDT

M.U.M & 1605 Sessions  Presents "Miami Sessions with Umek"-M.U.M Episode 82
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement



DJ UMEK

Uroš Umek is internationally acclaimed music producer from Slovenia, seducing the masses with his own music blend for more than a decade. Always on the look for new sounds and determined to challenge every existing cliché in music industry, he managed to define his own vision of vanguard techno. Sure, this would not happen without the support of his loyal peers who’ve joined him on the production platforms such as Recycled Loops, Consumer Recreation and Astrodisco, with which they defined “Slovenian techno sound and successfully invested it as an important driving force on the global club scene.

The year 2007 marked the beginning of new chapter in Umek’s music career. After spending enormous amount of time and artistic energy bringing his characteristics sound to the whole new level, he presented new international music therapy called 1605 – Sixteenofive. No doubt this was a very risky move for such an established artist as DJ Umek. But it was the only way for him to stay on top of the game. And it seems he picked up the right decision at the crucial time: the response to his new vision of electronic dance music from his peers, critics, media and most importantly his fans is great and his productions are supported by some top dogs in the industry.

Umek recent productions include highly acclaimed club releases such as Overtake & Command, Ricochet Effect, Another Matter Entirely and Faithful Nights, but it were MTV supported hit singles Posing as Me and Carbon Occasions that stirred the most media attention and crossed over to the daily radio stations. Umek’s releases were lately included on the premiere club compilations mixed by artists such as Sander Kleinenberg, Judge Jules, Eddie Halliwell, John Digweed, M.I.K.E. or Carl Cox. He was amongst the headliners of esteemed summer music festivals such as Primavera, Monegros or Dance Valley and he conquered the South America on the joint tour with Valentino Kanzyani and Marko Nastić once more. And this was only the introduction in the Umek’s year 2008, when he plans to finally present long expected new artist album and his own live band.





Special Thanks to Matthew & Umek
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Umek_3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:10pm EDT

M.U.M & FLOW:MNGMNT Presents "Miami Sessions with"Patrick Zigon"-M.U.M Episode 81
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement


Patrick Zigon Bio (Cocoon rec.)


Patrick Zigon is hailing from Germany’s beautiful and inspiring city Konstanz at the Lake of Constance, which probably is one of the reasons why he drops such jaunty and fresh beats. Being active in the electronic music scene since 1996, Patrick since then eminently contributes to the establishment and development of electronic music in South Germany as a DJ, producer and promoter.

First own releases promptly showed up in the hard-to-get-in English House scene and in the boxes of international big names. Though Patrick never liked to be pigeonholed, which he perfectly underlines with his productions for labels such as Sven Väths’ Cocoon Recordings, Anthony Rothers’ Datapunk, Puzzle Traxx, Sounderground, Tanzbar, Turbo, Great Stuff, Trapez, Traum, Treibstoff, Kling Klong and Session Deluxe. Especially his remixes for artists such as Guy Gerber, Gregor Tresher, Chris Fortier, Gui Boratto, Martin Eyerer, Extrawelt etc. show his status in the current electronic music-scene.

2005 he created himself his own little Traumraum (the german word for Dreamroom), which is not only the name of his production studio, but also the name of his event series @ venues such as his long-term Stuttgart based resident club Climax Institutes. His current releases and remixes perfectly mirror, for what Patricks name stands nowadays – hypnotic Tech House with good portion of soul.

In September 2008 Patrick Zigon was honoured with the Bodensee Music Award (www.bma2008.de), in the category „Best Electronic DJ“.



Booking contact:
KAI FISCHER
kai@sensational-booking.com

www.patrickzigon.com

  Playlist:

  01.  Patrick Zigon – Jazzmin – Puzzle Traxx
  02. Chris Wood & Frank Leicher – I Feel The Night – Level Non Zero
  03. Discowboys – To The Mountain Top (Two Armadillos RMX) - Dessous
  04. Ali Kuru – Takism Dub - Kailash
  05. Martinez – Blue Lagoon – Moon Harbour
  06. Lauhaus – Ditched - Esperanza
  07. Someone Else – Funny Day Elswhere (Michal Ho RMX) - Foundsound
  08. Tom Ellis – The Factory – Highgrade Digital
  09. Adultnapper – Other People – Crosstown Digital Rebels
  10. Andre Crom & Danito – These Days – Get Digital
  11. Matthias Schaffhäuser & And.Id – Marathon - Ware
  12. Sei A - Solaris Heights – Missive
  13. Salvatore Freda & Michel Cleis – Sassicaia - Cadenza
  14. UES – Somebody Send Me Love - Resopal
  15. Kasper – Untitled One (Tadeo RMX) - Cyclical
  16. Skylark – Krakatoa (Joell Mull RMX) – Saved
  17. A Coyu & Edu Imbernon – El Baile Aleman – Liebe*Detail

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Patrick_Zigon_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:19pm EDT

M.U.M & Tronic Proudly Presents "Miami Sessions with Christian Smith Live@Argentina Part 3"-M.U.M Episode 80
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Christian_Smith_Part_3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:06pm EDT

M.U.M & Tronic Proudly Presents "Miami Sessions with Christian Smith Live@Argentina Part 2"-M.U.M Episode 79
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Christian_Smith_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:14pm EDT

M.U.M & Tronic Proudly Presents "Miami Sessions with Christian Smith Live@Argentina"-M.U.M Episode 78

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement\





Born in Stockholm, the DJ/producer has spent the last decade working relentlessly to bring his amalgamation of funky house and tribal techno to a global platform. Although Swedish by birth,

Christian spent much of his youth in Frankfurt, Germany,where his father was stationed as a pilot, and this turn fate played an unexpected role in determining his musical tastes.

It was the early eighties and the music at the time was early electro, soul, funk and late disco music. Groups like The SOS Band, Newcleus, funk bands like Cameo and tracks like Fade To Grey by Visage had a huge influence on Christian. Although his older brother and sister would bring home the dj mix tapes from the big clubs, with music from the pre house days. This is what Christian turned on to.

By the time Christian had turned fourteen, he looked old enough to get into the clubs himself and became, by his own admission, "a manic train spotter." Frequenting Sven Vaths Dorian Grey residency, this club had a big effect on Christian. He went to the clubs for the music and to check out the DJ's.
If Dorian Grey was Smiths introduction to the realms of electronic music, then it would be his experiences in another of dance music's capital cities that would help mould and solidify Christians deeply entrenched love for club music.

Moving to New York in 1989, Christian discovered that, running parallel to its high profile house community, the city that never sleeps also had a thriving techno scene. All the early techno clubs had started in New York, with Joey Beltram at The Limelight and soon afterwards Jeff Mills.

After finishing high school in 1992, Christian moved to Washington DC to study international business at university and, in his spare time started DJing. He never dreamt DJing would become his career. Smith nonetheless started playing at big raves in Washington and Baltimore, spinning to audiences of between 500 and 3,000 people. Lets not forget, this was the early nineties, and his choice of music was somewhat different to his trademark funky techno and house fusion, as it was the hard trance and techno days. He was playing tracks on labels like Harthouse, R&S and Music Man.

Unsurprisingly, given the nature of dance music's loosely defined early nineties status, Smiths first record Overdose as Neuromancer, came out on in 1992 on a label called Music Now, only for the imprint to release a follow up record by none other than BTs Embrace The Future. Back then Christian was already making house infused techno, probably less structured and not as well produced as nowadays.

Indeed, Christians earliest DJing experiences also played a definitive role in his future work, as he first met regular collaborator John Selway in 1993. Selway, who was playing the same rave circuit as Christian at this time was also working in New Yorks renowned Satellite Records store, the place where Smith, who was still based in Washington, would order his tunes from. John and Christian connected musically and therefore decided to hook up and make some tracks and the Smith and Selway sound was born.

In 1994, Christian set up the Tronic label, and, despite releasing three well-received records, put the label on hold until three years later, in 1997. Christian put the label on hold, as he was still a full time university student in Washington. By '97 he felt really inspired by DJing and the music that this prompted him to get working seriously with his label TRONIC. However, on completing his studies, Christian started to go to New York more frequently to collaborate with John Selway. Subsequently putting out collaborative EPs on Dave Angels Rotation label and Primate, Smiths own 1997 release, Goldrush the fourth release on Tronic also caused a serious reaction, this was the point everything took off. Tronic became a popular label and Goldrush got licensed all over the place. It was a really hard disco house tune that DJs like Sneak picked up on and it was also the first time a lot of people reacted to one of his releases. DJs like Carl Cox and Dave Angel, people who were my idols in the early days really supported it. It did so well that every month Christian had to press up more copies!

Back in Stockholm, Smith noticed that the demand for his tightly mixed, three decks DJing had increased and was booked to play all over Europe and beyond. In an interesting parallel development to Christians heightened profile, the latter part of the nineties saw Swedish producers like Adam Beyer, Joel Mull and Cari Lekebusch also attain an international following. From 1997 to 1999, the Swedish sound was really hyped. Christian comes from a different background, from a funk and soul background. A point Christian feels strongly about, and is quick to detach himself from any notions of purism. Adamant that he was listening to house before techno, he also points out that, way back in 1994, when he set up Tronic, he encountered some resistance from his distributors because he wanted to release material that was somewhere in between house and techno. The distributors advised to produce/release house or techno as it would sell better, but something in between wasn’t going to work," Christian feels that history has proved him right. As much as Christian dislikes the term, Tronic was one of the first tech-house labels, music that house and techno DJs could play; Christian calls his style housey techno!

Despite his newfound success, Christian didn't rest on his laurels, and, for rest of the nineties, he focused on DJing, producing and remixing as much as possible. Releasing more EPs on Tronic, Intec and Primevil, the Swedish DJ says that though one of his releases, Vanguard caught the attention and support of BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong, he had to keep working as hard as ever. The really big crossover records like Move!, on Intec and the releases on labels like Rotation and Intec opened up his work to a lot of people.

While there's no doubt that Christians distinctive work injected a much-needed sense of funk back into techno, he made it accessible to a wider audience. His DJing is of an exceptionally high standard; Smiths willingness to travel to literally every country in the globe has been another determining factor in his ascendance.

Christian very much enjoys Asia and Eastern Europe as his favorite new places to play in. On a recent South East Asia tour, successful dates were achieved in South Korea, Kuala Lumpur and Ministry Of Sound in Bangkok. Japan is a place were Christian has a large following due to the rocking sets at Womb in Tokyo.

While Smiths releases ensured his bookings continued to soar, the Swedish DJ/producer identifies the release of his first major mix CD, Tronic Treatment as another turning point in his career. Weighing in at twenty eight tracks and recorded live in Australia on three decks, the smooth mix moves from funky house through to dubby, rolling tech-house, into pulsating techno. In fact, as things get faster, his selection becomes more varied, with the brooding electro of Umeks Zeta Reticula, the dark bass powered tones of Adam Beyers Remainings and Deetrons A1 before ending with the deep, Detroit stylings of James Ruskins mix of Metier. It’s one of the most compelling, hand raising, foot stamping interpretations of modern house and techno of recent years, and its no surprise that Christians profile was raised by the mix. His sense of diversity and unwillingness to adhere to one dimension is an ethic Christian believes is inherent in the worlds finest DJs. Christian was most inspired by Carl Cox and Laurent Garnier. Although both DJ’s are quite different what Christian saw in Carl was the ability to mix continuously between three turntables, and create that musical fusion.

Special Thanks to Hugo B & Christian Smith!!!!!!

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Christian_Smith__Part_1.mp3
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 M.U.M & Flow Management proudly presents "Miami Sessions with Andrew Technique"- M.U.M- Episode 77
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement




ANDREW TECHNIQUE - biography

Be Ray Ya Book Hey, Can't Play the Piano, Luna Park and Fresh are just some productions which recently invested Andrew Technique as one of the hottest young electronic artists in the region. And it's not a small deal if we take in account he's determined to challenge the infamous Slovenian techno heritage and take it to the whole new level. When he's not abusing the decks and comps on his own, Andrew, a protégé of Flow Management and dedicated member of SDJF initiative, performs as a member of Foreplay!, Parallel Fusion (live) and R&A projects. Well, he sure came a long way so far. Especially if we bear in mind he grew up on metal guitar reefs.

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"It’s true. I'm an art junkie,” admits Andrew. “When I was a kid people thought I’d become a successful painter, actor, singer or whatever. But it was the music that attracted me the most for as long as I can remember. In business I believe in professionalism and dedication, but when it comes to producing and performing music I indulge in being lead by my feelings. And I’m very emotional. I can get goose bumps or even a tear in my eye listening to some great piece of music. I’m not ashamed to admit that. I do listen to the comments given by my friends and people that I personally believe they are credible critics. I respect good-intended critic, but I got where I am today mostly because I decided so and worked hard to reach some of my personal goals,” summarizes his career Andrej Šarkanj aka Andrew Technique.

Although as a master of his own destiny he almost abandoned his dream not so far ago. “Let’s just say I came to the major life-crossroad and had to decide what I wanted to do with life: I could have ended my music career right there and then or choose to channel all my free-time and energy into production and promotion of my own vision of dance music. It never was, and still isn’t, all roses. But now, that I finally get the positive feedback from the right people I’m happy I decided not to quit," explains Andrew with a tiny sparkle of satisfaction in his eyes. He made some big steps in 2007: he produced bunch of great fresh sounding tunes, his records are now being regularly played by the top deejays such as Umek and Valentino Kanzyani, some of his tracks were already broadcasted on BBC Radio 1 … But, regarding the strong competition, Andrew is aware that just a few of good releases will not bring him much.  So he doesn’t rest on early successes: "Dedication, sustain quality of releases and a bit of luck are key elements on which I build my future as an artist.”

It’s been more than a decade since he developed a passion for 4x4 beats. “I used to be into guitar music. I learned to play the piano, I joined the garage band as a teenager and I grew up on hard rock and metal,” smiles Andrew on not so distant memories. “During the high school period I came in touch with other genres, widened my musical spectrum and finally turned in totally different direction. I started listening to electronic stuff, learned how the music is selected, performed and produced and in a few years established myself as a tech-house deejay." Although some could label his sound more like unique mixture of minimal, electro and progressive elements. "We leave in a time of genre blending, so it’s hard to label one’s sound, anyway,” admits Andrew. "But those who follow my work do know I’ve always had a strong passion for organic African rhythms."

And how did he get his name? “Andrew was an obvious choice, just a translation of my civilian name. And I choose Technique since I was always very handy with stuff, I still work in a computer shop, MacGyver is a big hero of mine and the name also reflects what I do as an artist.” And the influences: "I listen to a lot of music and I got inspired by a lot of great artists along the way. I try to find something special in every piece of music and all musicians are mentors to me in a way. But the most important influence for me as an artist was and in a way still is our local super club Ambasada Gavioli. It was the place where I was introduced to electronic culture and where I experienced some great performances of leading global deejays.”

Andrew is also known as a “very friendly artist”. He's a member of SDJF initiative that is dedicated to constant development of the local electronic club scene and supporting young artists. And when he's not performing on his own, he abuses decks and comps as a member of Foreplay!, R&S and Parallel Fusion (live) projects: "There were also some others, but this things come and go and only the best stay. The basic idea behind collaborations is to get together with other artists, develop and share ideas or blend genres. And it's always more fun producing and performing music with other people than on your own."

As a producer he gets all the help he needs from his musical guru Tomy DeClerque. He established his name as part of Tomy or Zox combo on the house scene back in the 90's and is now successfully running his own studio that is second home to some of the hottest young producers in the region. Tomy and Andrew debuted on Kanzyani's Jesus Loved You label with the Obala EP in late 2007. Tomy also remixed Fresh which was included in Umek's Essential Mix and released on Circle Records: "Studio is my favorite place for spending free time. I go there most of the days and I try to channel my ideas, thoughts, wishes and feelings into the music." And since he's very passionate guy, there's a truckload of new records with Andrew's name on it planned for release in forthcoming months. "I'm already well established artist in the region, so now I'd like to spread my sound trough the rest of the Europe and elsewhere. There are many challenges I'd like to take, but the ultimate would be performing on another planet. I'm not kidding. I believe this is something I could achieve as an artist, so don't be surprised if you get a postcard from Mars or Venus someday."

Playlist:

1      Snice - Original Mix      Ray Okpara      Oslo

2     01 Analogic Love (Original Mix)     Ismael Rivas & Luis Damora     Suara

3     Who Cares! - Original Mix     Agnes     Eklo

4     Aloo Ma Auzi - Bearweasel's Linear Drum Edit     Dragosh     Viva Music

5     The Swarm - Original Mix     Dualton, Masuki     Elite Records

6     Amelie - Format:B Remix     Butch     Groove Attack

7     So Sexy - Alex Kenji & Sara Galli Mix     Combo     Starlight

8     Circles - Original Mix     Loko     Soulman Music

9     Kamikaze - Sinisa Lukic RMX     Unknown     Unknown

10     Who's Afraid of Detroit? (3 Channels Remix)     Claude VonStroke - 3 Channels remix     dirtybird

11     Vertigo (Ahmet Sendil rmx)     F.Sonik     Evolution

12     73 Tomtom Avenue - Original Mix     David K     Tsuba

13     Korea Tabs - Harry Axt Remix     Holgi Star, Holger Flinsch     Kiddaz.FM

14     Jo The Monster - Agaric Remix     Lemos     We Are Records

15     So Good - Original Mix     Daley Padley, Paul Cooper     Stealth Records

16     London - Original Mix     Adam Beyer     Drumcode

17     Emotion 1 - Dimitri Andreas Remix     Dany Rodriguez, Davy Dee     MB Elektronics

18     F16 - Original Mix     Marco Bailey, Tom Hades     Hedgehog

19     Maki - Original Mix     Anja Schneider     Mobilee Records

Booking contact:
FLOW:MNGMNT
www.flow-management.net
info@flow-management.org

Marian: +386 41 234552
Alex: +386 51 352111

Direct download: Miami_Sesions_with_Andrew_Technique_1.mp3
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 M.U.M & 1605 proudly presents "Miami Sessions with Umek"- M.U.M- Episode 76
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement






DJ UMEK

Uroš Umek is internationally acclaimed music producer from Slovenia, seducing the masses with his own music blend for more than a decade. Always on the look for new sounds and determined to challenge every existing cliché in music industry, he managed to define his own vision of vanguard techno. Sure, this would not happen without the support of his loyal peers who’ve joined him on the production platforms such as Recycled Loops, Consumer Recreation and Astrodisco, with which they defined “Slovenian techno sound and successfully invested it as an important driving force on the global club scene.

The year 2007 marked the beginning of new chapter in Umek’s music career. After spending enormous amount of time and artistic energy bringing his characteristics sound to the whole new level, he presented new international music therapy called 1605 – Sixteenofive. No doubt this was a very risky move for such an established artist as DJ Umek. But it was the only way for him to stay on top of the game. And it seems he picked up the right decision at the crucial time: the response to his new vision of electronic dance music from his peers, critics, media and most importantly his fans is great and his productions are supported by some top dogs in the industry.

Umek recent productions include highly acclaimed club releases such as Overtake & Command, Ricochet Effect, Another Matter Entirely and Faithful Nights, but it were MTV supported hit singles Posing as Me and Carbon Occasions that stirred the most media attention and crossed over to the daily radio stations. Umek’s releases were lately included on the premiere club compilations mixed by artists such as Sander Kleinenberg, Judge Jules, Eddie Halliwell, John Digweed, M.I.K.E. or Carl Cox. He was amongst the headliners of esteemed summer music festivals such as Primavera, Monegros or Dance Valley and he conquered the South America on the joint tour with Valentino Kanzyani and Marko Nastić once more. And this was only the introduction in the Umek’s year 2008, when he plans to finally present long expected new artist album and his own live band.





Special Thanks to Matthew & Umek
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 M.U.M & Minus proudly presents "Miami Sessions with Richie Hawtin"- M.U.M- Episode 75
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement




Richie Hawtin Biography 
 
Artist, DJ, conceptualist and ambassador, more than anyone else in modern electronic music, Richie
Hawtin has relentlessly proved himself to be a true innovator. The one-man mogul behind acclaimed
Techno imprints Plus 8 & Minus sends signals out all over the world from his HQ in an old fire station in
Windsor, Ontario – just across the border from Detroit Techno City. The signals are constantly evolving, his
Plastikman persona gave Techno a unique face with a series of four ruthlessly minimal albums of skeletal
beauty, while breathtaking festival live sets at Glastonbury and Tribal Gathering helped invent stadium
Techno. His “Decks, EFX & 909” album released on novamute in 1999 expanded the concept of a DJ
mix album beyond the imagination of most DJs. As a pioneering DJ and party promoter he was banned
from entering America for 18 months. Yet this jet-setting international futurist is as at home exhibiting
alongside acclaimed modern sculptor Anish Kapoor as he is headlining a bush rave with Josh Wink
somewhere in Western Australia.
 
More of a decade into his career, it’s no surprise that the every-youthful Hawtin is up to something new.
This time, he’s reconstructing the DJ mix album even further with “DE9: Closer To The Edit”, the
groundbreaking new album set for release on the novamute label in September 2001.
 
His first mix album, for the Mixmag Live series, saw him use extra effects and drum machines as long ago
as 1993, “Decks, EFX & 909” cut laser-style between tracks and now, “DE9: Closer To The Edit”, sees
Hawtin use his sampler to tear the skin and the flesh from the tracks until there’s just a skeleton left, which
he reassembles into a kind of Frankenstein’s robot. The result is a mix album like you’ve never heard
before.
Hawtin describes this unique process “I recorded, sampled, cut and spliced over 100 tracks down into
their most basic components. I ended up with over 300 loops, ranging in different lengths. I started to
recreate and reinterpret each track and then put the pieces back together, as if an audio jigsaw puzzle –
using effects and edits as the glue between each piece”.
 
A classic like Carl Craig’s ‘4 My Peepz’ (under his Paperclip People guise) breathes in and out in less
than a minute, like a lonely spirit lost on the hard drive.
 
“I don’t like mix CDs, everyone’s being lazy, so I gotta do something different,” says Hawtin. “Some people
think it’s about me using some extra equipment – a drum machine and some effects - but it’s a whole
philosophy really. ‘Let’s take it to the extreme, to somewhere that’s it never been before’ “
 
Hawtin believes the whole DJ thing is stuck in a groove. So beyond “DE9…” he is championing a new DJ
system developed in Holland called Final Scratch, with Plus 8 partner John Acquaviva. Dance and
Electronic music is the most technology-based genre of all, but to Hawtin’s frustration it’s still rooted in a
music delivery system developed in the 19th Century: the gramophone record. Even though more and
more DJs play tracks burnt onto CD, vinyl still rules because it’s easier and instinctive to control. Final
Scratch links up to the normal two-turntables-and-mixer set up, but lets you play tracks stored on a laptop
using a special piece of vinyl as a ‘mouse’, or controller. You can access literally thousands of tracks, and
scratch, cut, slow and mix them just like normal records using this special piece of vinyl. It’s nothing short
of revolutionary. As Hawtin enthuses: “It feels and acts like a regular record.” He’s already using Final
Scratch to play unreleased tracks by Josh Wink and Speedy J, and special re-edits of some of
Hawtin’s classics and personal faves.
 
 Born in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, on June 4th 1970 Hawtin emigrated with his family when he was
nine to Windsor, Ontario, where his dad Mick still works as a robot technician in the General Motors car
factory (his mother, Brenda, is in real estate). Richie cheekily borrowed his dad’s persona for his house
alias Robotman. His brother Matthew, who shares the Windsor fire station studio complex with Richie, is a
visual artist. By 15 Richie was creeping out of the house to cross the border and go clubbing in Detroit. By
17 he was DJing at The Shelter, a dark basement club where he mixed House and Techno with
Industrial music by Nitzer Ebb and Front 242. He had his own show on Detroit’s 96.3FM – inspired by
a late ‘80s Detroit radio DJ called The Wizard, now better known as Jeff Mills.
 
As a teenager Hawtin, already into Breakdancing and Electro, was stirred by the radically beautiful machine
music being fashioned by Detroit Techno pioneers like Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Kevin
Saunderson. In 1989 he set up Plus 8 Records with John Acquaviva to release their own tracks and
push new artists. They started running parties in Detroit. But far from welcoming them, the tight-knit Detroit
Techno scene initially turned a cold shoulder on the two renegade Canadians.
 
“It pissed a lot of people off because there wasn’t anyone else in the city doing it – it took someone from
the outside to come in and say, ‘Look, wake up,’” Richie recalls. “These guys [May, Atkins and
Saunderson] have left. They’re doing their thing overseas.”
 
Plus 8 began to gather momentum with a richly varied catalogue of hard-nosed, cutting edge Techno
from artists like Speedy J, Dan Bell and Kenny Larkin. Along with the resurgence of Detroit’s
confrontational Underground Resistance, this marked the second wave of Detroit Techno. “We all put
the focus back on Detroit for a while, we didn’t want to make traditional Techno, we were inspired by
traditional Techno. Derick, Kevin and Juan had sent these waves all over the world and we were the first to
feel the rebounds of their ripples”. 
 
By 1993 Richie Hawtin’s Detroit parties had become legendary intense affairs as freaky dancing clubbers
lost themselves in strange, dark warehouses transformed into disorientating warrens by walls of black
plastic sheeting. Inspired by this, Hawtin elected to take Techno one stage further and develop his virtual
Plastikman alter ego: a red and black gremlin that is tattooed on his forearm. He didn’t want a collection
of tracks; he wanted to make an album that swallowed up the concentrated energy of those parties and
spit it back out as something new. An album, “Sheet One” was recorded in a rollercoaster 48 hour studio
session and released on novamute in early ‘93 and was soon followed by the brilliant ‘Spastik’, a single
recorded three weeks later after a long night dancing to Derrick May.
 
Hawtin was already shifting identities like a spy changing roles: his 1992 album “Dimension Intrusion”,
under his Fuse alias, had played a key part in the Warp label’s groundbreaking “Artificial Intelligence”
armchair-Techno series, but he wanted to reach further. He remembered the strange shapes that his
friends threw at those warehouse parties, the different creatures they almost became. “Like plasticine,” he
says. “That was the whole idea of Plastikman, it was all very viscous and pliable and moveable.”
Plastikman wasn’t just a clever alter ego – it was a role for you to try on too. The sound was rubbery and
sparse; its moments of melodic steel arriving unnervingly. The first album, “Sheet One”, played up Hawtin’s
reputation for LSD and was promoted with a free sheet of fake acid tabs.
Hawtin developed a Plastikman live show that still tours the world. Huge audiences at Glastonbury and
Tribal Gathering twitched to its twittering insect rhythms, lost in a soundtrack far freakier than anything else
those events had to offer. In 1994 the second album on novamute, “Musik”, let a little human warmth seep
onto the clattering Plastikman rhythms, but despite its closing robot lullaby ‘Lasttrak’, it was, if anything,
even more discomforting
Just as the little Plastikman gremlin was becoming an international phenomenon, American immigration
officials banned Hawtin from entering America for working illegally. He was barred from entering the States
for 18 months. It was a devastating experience.
 
“My girlfriend lived there and most of my experiences were in Detroit, my friends were there and all of my
musical inspiration was there – and suddenly it was like, ‘See that building over there? You can see your
inspiration, but you can’t go there.’” Now, typically, he believes the ban had its benefits. It was at this point
the Chemicals Brothers and Underworld began to break out of the dance world and into a wider
Rock arena. Hawtin now wonders whether he might have gone further down the stadium Techno route.
Instead, grounded in Windsor, he went back to the studio to reinvent. “When that happened it was the
worst day of my life,” he says now, “and it was one of the best things too.”
 
The next Plastikman project, ‘Klinik’, wouldn’t come together. “I had tried to follow those records up but
there were feelings of pressure at that point,” he says now. Stuck in the studio, depressed, Hawtin set
himself a new challenge and gave it a deadline. He pressurised himself back into action, releasing a series
of ‘Concept’ EPs based on the months of the year. Each release would feature two tracks recorded in one
month only using a set template of sounds. They would be released and then forgotten. The discipline of
producing 24 tracks in 12 months rewired the creative circuits. “It progressed me to a different audience, it
progressed me with effects which came into my sets and it progressed me into more of this spatial
environment I was trying to get to,” says Hawtin.
 
It was the starting point for his last Plastikman album “Consumed”, which replaced the angry black and red
gremlin with dark, abstract sleeve art and the tense rhythms with swathes of bass and melody. Released
on novamute in 1998, it was acclaimed in countries like France – where conceptual artists are traditionally
celebrated. “Consumed” elevated Hawtin to a new status, he was now not just an international Techno
star, but a contemporary artist. Asked to contribute to a French Millennium Exhibition celebrating
different ideas of beauty, Hawtin created a musical installation based around the clicks, hisses and pops of
vinyl – a beautiful sound, he argued, to his generation. The exhibition also featured the work of world
famous sculptor, Anish Kapoor, who Hawtin had long been a fan. In fact “Consumed”’s unique textures
had been inspired by Kapoor’s beguiling, futuristic, curved shapes and the cover art echoed the sculptor’s
famous obelisk. “I was walking around those sculptures and putting my head into some of them. They had
like a sonic quality like chambers of nothingness – and that’s exactly what I was trying to hear. Suddenly I
was able to walk around a physical version of what I wanted to do musically.” Hawtin was also moved by
the mournful purple washes of the late Mark Rothko, which now hang in London’s Tate Modern.
Rothko’s work, says Hawtin, “is very, very subtle, just washes of texture. It kind of gave me a visual
perspective of what I was trying to get out of my head, sonically. On a flat surface.”
 
This is where Hawtin is at now. Constantly touring all over the world and keeping fans updated on his
world wide DJ travels via his website diaries; taking his dad out to dinner with John Peel (a big deal for
his Peel–fan father especially now his son is a huge favourite of the radio DJ); pushing himself to his
creative boundaries and taking Techno with him. Not just to the middle of the dancefloor, but also above it.
 
“The good Techno musicians enjoy having a good time, but can see beyond it,” Hawtin notes. “It’s the
closest to a contemporary art form.” With Jeff Mills providing an installation to the recent Sonar event in
Barcelona, Germany’s Thomas Brinkmann moving from conceptual art into conceptual Techno, and
increasing connections between the two worlds.
 
As Techno and art move closer together Hawtin sees it as a logical part of his constant reinvention. “It’s
about setting a standard for yourself and progressing yourself. Showing people you can do something
interesting that’s more than just dance music.” 

CONTACT INFORMATION
Label/Sales:  Rudy Delgado | rd@m-nus.com  tel. +49 30 405040 345
Press Contact: Meike Nolte | mn@m-nus.com tel. +49 30 405040 355
Tour/Booking: Katrin Schlotfeldt | katrin@clonk.com tel. +49 30 40056892

Special Thanks To Mrs Meike Nolte,Rudy Delgado & Richie Hawtin
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Richie_Hawtin.mp3
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 M.U.M & Flow Management proudly presents "Miami Sessions with Tomy De Clerque"- M.U.M- Episode 74
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement


Tomy De Clerque

A member of the new generation of Slovenian deejays, Tomy De Clerque grew up in an environment full of promising development in the sphere of electronic dance music. In front of his eyes the local scene has been turning into a globally acknowledged style of techno music in the hands of artists such as Umek and Valentino Kanzyani. A natural choice for a guy with talent and ambition was to jump the train – and Tommy DeClerque has road it ever since.
Performing as a deejay since he turned seventeen Tomy DeClerque soon realised that making his own production was essential if he wanted his carrier to really take off. He hooked up with his friend Zox to form the Tomy or Zox duo, and their hard work paid off as their My Desire single received some favourable feedback in Spain, Russia and Mexico. However, it was the Music Makes Me Happy hit single that caught the attention of top artists being remixed by the likes of Mainframe and ATCF, and released on several prestigious compilations, such as Ministry Of Sound, DJ Awards at Pacha Ibiza and Blanco Y Negro Mix. ‘The greatest satisfaction, though, – Tomy says – was when we got set as Essential new tune of the week on Pete Tong’s celebrated Essential selection radio show.’
After parting ways with Fox, Tomy felt that it was time to take a break from a demanding life of producer and performer, before he went on to start his solo career. Searching for genuine underground sound that could revive the authentic feeling of electronic dance music he experienced in his youth Tomy turned to Valentino Kanzyani’s Jesus Loved You label releasing a much praised I Don’t Know. Driven by his passion for teamwork, a lot of his studio work is done in collaboration with his friend F. Sonik. The duo’s first major success was winning VONYC remix competition with a remix of Valentino Kanzyani’s Nueva York, which is also a part of Carl Cox & friends at Space Ibiza 2008 compilation.
He started the 2009 with Umek's nomination as best producer of the 2008. But he is determined to accomplish even more. ‘You’ll hear a lot about me in the future,’ he promises.


Playlist:

1-Surrealistic Whale (Original Mix)
Edu Imbernon & Triumph
Suara

2-Mind Games (Tomy DeClerque RMX)
Jon Rundell
Teggno Records

3-Bounce Cherry (Alexx Iuliano RMX)
Mark Morris
Urbansound Records

4-Twister (Dandi & Ugo RMX)
Andrea Mattioli, Gabriel C
Stereo Seven Plus

5-Ho`z in this house (Tomy DeClerque RMX)
Ariel G
PROMO (Behold Recordings)

6-One 2.3 Four (Popof RMX)
Martin Solveig
Mixture

7-Unintended Maneuvre (Monica Kruse RMX)
Umek & Tomy DeClerque
PROMO (TerminalM)

8-Kung Fu Necktie
Lance Blaise & Rod B.
PROMO (Teggno Records)

9-Afrika (Tribal Mix)
D-Unity
Stereo Productions

10-Loky
Tomy DeClerque
PROMO (HellYeah)

11-Regenerations (Inside Out Remix)
Grunjah
PROMO (Vise Versa Music)

12-Pleasant noise (Original Mix)
Tomy DeClerque & F Sonik
Jesus Loved You

Special Thanks To Marian,Alex & Tomy
Direct download: Miami_Session_with_TomyDeClerque_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:05am EDT

M.U.M  presents "Miami Sessions with Pete Heller"- M.U.M- Episode 73
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement



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Dance music afficiando Pete Heller is a 'one stop shop of kicking dance beats and modern soul music', and undoubtedly remains to be one of dance music¹s most influential producers and in demand DJs!
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the break
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1989, and Pete had the opportunity to became resident warm-up DJ to Danny Rampling at his legendary London house club, The Shoom Club. It was also at the Shoom Club where Pete met Terry Farley and together with Andy Weatherall, collaborated in his first co-production. The track, 'Raise' by Bocca Juniors, was released on the newly formed Boys Own Records label.Heller and Farley continued to work together remixing and producing for the likes of The Farm and Primal Scream. When the deal with London Records ended, both were instrumental in the formation of the independent Junior Boys Own label and continued to produce their own material under pseudonyms such as Fire Island, Roach Motel and Heller and Farley Project.
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the music
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Pete's impact on the world of dance music has been staggering. As part of 'Heller and Farley' , he has worked both as a remixer and producer, collaborating with artists as diverse as Kylie Minogue, Michael Jackson, Robert Owens, Janet Jackson, U2, Happy Mondays, Lisa Stansfield, aswell as producing the club classic 'Ultra Flava'.

As a individual he has achieved chart success with 'Big Love', and produced club dynamite with tracks such as 'Sputnik' and 'Big Room Drama'. His sought after studio wizardry has provided the opportunity to remix the likes of Faithless, Fatboy Slim, Daft Punk, Chemical Brothers, Moby, Jamiroquai, to name but a few from the glittering list.
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the mixes
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Pete's most recent and well received mix 'Dirty Grooves' was released on NRK Nightlife series.
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little known fact
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Any questions on quantum theory, Pete's your man! He has a degree in Physics from Manchester University.
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the label
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Pete has recently established his 'Phela Recordings' label. The labels has the unmistakeable Heller stamp to it with the recent relesase of Stylus Trouble¹s 'Stellar¹ finding flavour with the scenes biggest djs. With an arsenal of new tracks and Phela remixes the label is set to go from strength to strength in 2005.

Pete Heller – 1 Hour Promo Mix
1 Ultra Flava 2008 Mix1 Heller & Farley Project Defected
2 Lost in Acid - Ausfahrt Mix David Tort Joia
3 Reality Check - Vincenzo Remix Audio Soul Project Dessous
4 The Essence (Jesper Dahlback's DJ Tool 2) Berglund Featuring Krister Linder Soundz
5 Adrian - Jerome Sydenham Remix Shigeru Tanabu Wave
6 A EQD Equalized
7 Split Paul Ritch Quartz
8 Terminate Pig & Dan Cocoon
9 Timing Guy Gerber Cocoon
10 Sabotage New Mix Pete Heller Bedrock



Special Thanks to Mr Hugh B & Pete Heller
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Pete_Heller.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:27pm EDT

 M.U.M & Flow Management proudly presents "Miami Sessions with Aneuria"- M.U.M- Episode 72
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement




ANEURIA (Jesus Loved You)

Aneuria is a core member of Jesus Loved You collective, household name on leading labels, clubs and festivals in the Central Europe and Western Balkans and trusty studio sidekick of Ian F and Tomy DeClerque. Lately he is redefining his artistic expression, fusing house roots, Balkan ethno and sounds of nature with techno patterns, taking his productions towards warmer, organic spheres. This refreshment was in sync with the new Jesus Loved You music vision and partly influenced by long studio sessions with Valentino Kanzyani.

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Aneuria is still quite a fresh name on the scene. His earlier deejay performances were all about house but he soon realized that his interests grow deeper in experimental, underground, and not only electronic sounds. One of the first artists that noticed his talent and endless passion for music was his countryman and one of the original techno pioneers DJ Veztax. Without prejudice he backed him up and invited him to join the Interparty crew. Since then he became regular in the clubs and at the festivals in the Western Balkans and Central Europe.

In the early 00’s Aneuria and his then performing and producing partner Mexx founded a Muzika-Eclectica platform. It was designed to spread their sound trough the clubland. Their combos reflected minimalistic approach to groovy techno and were crowned with the success of Los tres puentes, a great summer record that touched the souls and feet of revelers all over the world. Responses from deejays around the globe were excellent and gave him motivation for further work. In that time he also collaborated with Serbian colleague Dejan Milicevic who taught him a lot about music production and still supports him as member of Recon Warriors crew.

Parting with Mexx as a regular combo few years ago, Aneuria focused on defining his own production and deejay style. He builds his sets mostly on repetitive loops, percussions and groove, thus creating tension on the dance floor, driving crowd into frenzy that always ends with some kind of surprise. That allows him to play with audience’s feelings and to build his own story, which is the essence of him as an artist.

After hooking up with creative soul mates Ian F and Tomy Declerque it didn’t take long ‘till he got in touch with their friend Valentino Kanzyani, too. In the early 2008 he joined the Jesus Loved You collective as independent artist, frequently collaborating with Ian and Tomy. Their most successful joint venture so far was Tommy Joy EP. Aneuria’s own Buenoliter was included on Simplicity vol. 1 compilation and he recorded series of remixes for artists such as Umek, Angel Anx, Antoine Caesar, Danilo Tomic and Glorio Veztacci.

Lately he is redefining his artist expression, fusing house roots, Balkan ethno and sounds of nature with techno patterns, taking his sound towards warmer, organic spheres. This refreshment was in sync with the new Jesus Loved You music vision and partly influenced by long studio sessions with Valentino and Ian. The fruits of their labor will be presented in the following months as some of the forthcoming JLY releases. While Aneuria’s next solo releases will be brought to you on labels such as Glorio Music, Recoon Light (Ljubiana EP) and Jesus Loved You (Baronga EP).




Artist general contact & booking:

JesusLovedYou
tina@jesuslovedyou.net



ANEURIA'S TRACKLIST MUM SESSIONS:

1. Livio & Roby, George G. - Invers de palma / CECILLE NUMBERS
2. Anthony Collins, Tolga Fidan - La Cadenze / VAKANT
3. MarcinTzubala - Jedwab / 8 BIT
4. SIS - Sum (Stipe remix) / MITU
5. Madato - Mercado Populare / MOSAIKO
6. Livio & Roby - Tuxedo Band / FUMAKILLA
7. Livio & Roby -  Gorilla / CECILLE NUMBERS
8. Derrick L. Carter - Friends Talk /
9. Kasper - Untitled one / CYCLICAL TRACKS
10. NoiDoi - We love Circoloco / MATERIAL
12. Nima Gorji - Futurism / JESUS LOVED YOU
13. Dejan Milicevic - See No Evil / JESUS LOVED YOU
14. Jimmy, Fer Ferrari - Back to Buenos Aires / SOLID FABRIC
15. Jona - Take 5 / GET PHYSICAL

Special Thanks to Marian,Alex & Aneuria
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Aneuria_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:46am EDT

M.U.M & Wiked Group  proudly presents "Miami Sessions with SanedracHunter"- M.U.M- Episode 71
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement







Onset 1982, Franccesco Cardenas grew up in Miami Florida constantly submersed in the best of Electronic music. With Nicaraguan roots and musical influences spreading from John Lennon to John Digweed, Franccesco began mixing things up in year 2000 and has been on an endless incline ever since. He has literally covered every corner of Florida from Jacksonville to Tallahassee, Gainesville to Miami, and every space in between.
However for Franccesco it's not simply about the performance but more intrinsically about how the music plays a part in life and experience. His desire to more deeply understand the qualities of sound led him through his engineering foothold at SAE in 2004. Even beyond the studio he's constantly exposing himself to new sounds, multiple genres, events, venues, sights, tastes, anything and everything plays part to influence the musical soul.
Then comes the second half, born and raised in Central Florida Luke Hunter first found his love for electronic music amongst the late 90's rave scene streaming through the state. With a passion for good music Luke set forth at an early age to pursue the dynamics of audio and quality sound. Rising through the ranks of technician to audio engineer and producer, Luke soon completed his bachelors in productions from the University of Florida in 2005. After Gainesville's music scene tapered off shortly after 2001 Luke found himself searching to reconnect and heading south to the heart of WMC territory in Miami Florida.
Luke setup shop reassembling his production studio and began his journey rising in the ranks of the Miami music scene. Each and every venue, show and event is taken as a complete experience into sound that maintains the high standard of production and discerning ear that first lead Luke to his love of music.
Years of music flow between these two artists but the real synergy takes place when these great minds come together behind the decks or in the studio. Collaboratively Franccesco Cardenas and Luke Hunter fuse as one under the title SanedracHunter and the two have been quickly gaining ground in the Miami scene. Appearances on WRGP FM and WVUM FM in addition to guest spots on Proton Radio have sent the duos music across the airwaves and even landed them in DJ booths moving south Florida dance floors in addition to a WMC and Ultra Music Festival 2009 appearance. This month plays host to a special exclusive mix for the Miami Underground Movement.

The Artists will be in Miami WMC 09 @ Doraku Lounge March 26-South Beach-Come and Play Party by Wiked Productions.

Special Thanks To Franccesco & Luke.


Artist Info/Booking/Contact:

www.SanedracHunter.com

Franccesco Cardenas & Luke Hunter

Email :

SanedracHunter@gmail.com

Tracklist:

1. Ailyx (Soundstorm Remix) - Alex Rize
2. Something To Talk About (Original Mix) - Mr.Belk
3. Anon (Original Mix) - Fergie
4. Ring Cadet (Remix) – Ahmet Sendil
5. Outside (Original Mix) – Mutant Clan
6. Stream (Original Mix) – El Carlitto, Chonzales
7. Bangbus (Original Mix) - Jova
8. Message (Original Mix) – Masashi Hisataka
9. El Choquero (Original Mix) – Masaya (CH)
10. Hypnotized (Original Mix) – Elegant Universe
11. Pulling The Trigger (Original Mix) - Umek
12. Last Days (Original Mix) – Carlo Lio, The Junkies
13. Minimal Symphony (Original Mix) - Soliquid
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_SanedracHunter_Franccesco_Cardenas__Luke_Hunter.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:33pm EDT

M.U.M & Flow Management proudly presents "Miami Sessions with Ian F"- M.U.M- Episode 70
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement









IAN F. 
(Jesus Loved You)

After a decade of successful sound blending Ian F. maintains the status of one of the most fresh-sounding deejays around. Being introduced to the art of music improvisation at an early age and heavily indulging on alternative art as a teenager, he continued to nurse this passion even more after becoming a deejay. Ian F is a member of the Jesus Loved You family, co-founder of Flow Management agency and a long time resident deejay of Ambasadi Gavioli, one of the hottest super clubs in the Mediterranean. He forefronts the new generation of promising young artists that are redefining famous Slovenian techno sound and are heavily supported by artists such as Umek and Valentino Kanzyani. Currently Ian F. spends most of the off-deck time producing music and developing his Flux:ology, which combines elements of different art expressions. After a series of releases and remixes on selected labels in Europe, Asia and USA (Jesus Loved You, Advanced, Pure Substance, Traffica, Mashtronic, Decoded, Vezotonik, Dig:Atel …), he’s dedicated to spread his eclectic art of noise even further in the forthcoming months.
His production was supported by artists such Umek, Valentino Kanzyani, James Zabiela, Anthony Pappa, Armin Van Buuren, D Ramirez, Misjah, Wally Lopez, Flash Brothers, Andy Moor, Andrea Ferlin, Nick Muir, Wehbba, Marko Nastic,  …

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CHALLENGES: Productions. Live Act. New expressions.
Being obsessed with searching for some fresh stuff all the time, the life of producer is a constant battle for Ian F: “Currently I spend most of the off-deck time developing my own sound under the guidance of my studio guru Tomy DeClerque." Ian F’s recent production Subconscious was picked up by local Apple distributor for a TV commercial and can be heard on the MTV. Some other releases on Tested/Agent Funk, Mashtronic rec., Jesus Loved You (Valentino Kanzyani) and Traffica (Marko Nastić) are scheduled and the preliminary arrangements with some UK and Germany based labels were already struck. “Another intriguing project is Flux, for which I am joining forces with Tomy DeClerque, KayKay and Dave Morgan. Flux is a unique live act, a mixture of live music performance and electronic live act with the addition of other art expressions. It’s very alive. The structure and expression of this project varies all the time as it is under constant development. We’ve already performed in Gavioli and at one open-air party, but a lot of work still has to be put into this project.”

Performing at the parties is just one side of Ian F as a musician. He indulges on combining his passion for music with other art expressions on regular basis. He's no stranger to performing at art and fashion exhibitions, poetry recitals, teaming up with pop artists and rock bands or developing soundtrack for an on-line art gallery. He even produced music and performed with a contemporary dance company at selected venues, including premiere at the 7th Annual Gala at the national theatre, which was broadcasted live on the Slovenian national television.


REFERENCES: Performances. Releases. Collaborations.
Ian F is established artist in the region, performing in Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Hungary, Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina on the regular basis. His poison is techno & tech-house with expressive warm harmonies and little touches of other genres. As a long running resident of some of the top clubs and events in the north Adriatic region he already performed alongside most of the top techno artists as well as the biggest names in the industry such as Jeff Mills, Richie Hawtin, Sven Väth, Carl Cox, Laurent Garnier, Derrick May, Tiësto, Steve Lawler, Sasha, John Digweed if we name just a few. He's a resident deejay of Ambasada Gavioli, Fetch the Vibe events and official ambassador of Slovenian Haineken Music events.

Ian F's productions were so far spun and included on track lists and charts by Anthony Pappa, Armin Van Buuren, Flash Brothers, Andy Moor, Marko Nastić, Umek, Valentino Kanzyani and other established deejays. His artist production and remixes were released on Slovenian labels such as F-Recordings, Annunaki, Vezotonik and Vezotonik LTD, Malaysia based Pure Substance and Red Flux Music, Atel - DigAtel (USA), Mashtronic rec. from Germany, Advanced rec. (UK) and Croatian Decoded and Decoded Mini.

As a member of SDJF initiative Ian helps develop local club infrastructure and platforms to support young artists on their first steps. Another two promising young artists Andrew Technique and F.Sonik are members of Flow Management agency. Currently he’s also spending a lot of time in and out of the studio with a deejay & producer Aneuria.
IAN F. 
(Jesus Loved You)



After a decade of successful sound blending Ian F. maintains the status of one of the most fresh-sounding deejays around. Being introduced to the art of music improvisation at an early age and heavily indulging on alternative art as a teenager, he continued to nurse this passion even more after becoming a deejay. Ian F is a member of the Jesus Loved You family, co-founder of Flow Management agency and a long time resident deejay of Ambasadi Gavioli, one of the hottest super clubs in the Mediterranean. He forefronts the new generation of promising young artists that are redefining famous Slovenian techno sound and are heavily supported by artists such as Umek and Valentino Kanzyani. Currently Ian F. spends most of the off-deck time producing music and developing his Flux:ology, which combines elements of different art expressions. After a series of releases and remixes on selected labels in Europe, Asia and USA (Jesus Loved You, Advanced, Pure Substance, Traffica, Mashtronic, Decoded, Vezotonik, Dig:Atel …), he’s dedicated to spread his eclectic art of noise even further in the forthcoming months.
His production was supported by artists such Umek, Valentino Kanzyani, James Zabiela, Anthony Pappa, Armin Van Buuren, D Ramirez, Misjah, Wally Lopez, Flash Brothers, Andy Moor, Andrea Ferlin, Nick Muir, Wehbba, Marko Nastic,  …

= = = = = = = = = =

CHALLENGES: Productions. Live Act. New expressions.
Being obsessed with searching for some fresh stuff all the time, the life of producer is a constant battle for Ian F: “Currently I spend most of the off-deck time developing my own sound under the guidance of my studio guru Tomy DeClerque." Ian F’s recent production Subconscious was picked up by local Apple distributor for a TV commercial and can be heard on the MTV. Some other releases on Tested/Agent Funk, Mashtronic rec., Jesus Loved You (Valentino Kanzyani) and Traffica (Marko Nastić) are scheduled and the preliminary arrangements with some UK and Germany based labels were already struck. “Another intriguing project is Flux, for which I am joining forces with Tomy DeClerque, KayKay and Dave Morgan. Flux is a unique live act, a mixture of live music performance and electronic live act with the addition of other art expressions. It’s very alive. The structure and expression of this project varies all the time as it is under constant development. We’ve already performed in Gavioli and at one open-air party, but a lot of work still has to be put into this project.”

Performing at the parties is just one side of Ian F as a musician. He indulges on combining his passion for music with other art expressions on regular basis. He's no stranger to performing at art and fashion exhibitions, poetry recitals, teaming up with pop artists and rock bands or developing soundtrack for an on-line art gallery. He even produced music and performed with a contemporary dance company at selected venues, including premiere at the 7th Annual Gala at the national theatre, which was broadcasted live on the Slovenian national television.


REFERENCES: Performances. Releases. Collaborations.
Ian F is established artist in the region, performing in Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Hungary, Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina on the regular basis. His poison is techno & tech-house with expressive warm harmonies and little touches of other genres. As a long running resident of some of the top clubs and events in the north Adriatic region he already performed alongside most of the top techno artists as well as the biggest names in the industry such as Jeff Mills, Richie Hawtin, Sven Väth, Carl Cox, Laurent Garnier, Derrick May, Tiësto, Steve Lawler, Sasha, John Digweed if we name just a few. He's a resident deejay of Ambasada Gavioli, Fetch the Vibe events and official ambassador of Slovenian Haineken Music events.

Ian F's productions were so far spun and included on track lists and charts by Anthony Pappa, Armin Van Buuren, Flash Brothers, Andy Moor, Marko Nastić, Umek, Valentino Kanzyani and other established deejays. His artist production and remixes were released on Slovenian labels such as F-Recordings, Annunaki, Vezotonik and Vezotonik LTD, Malaysia based Pure Substance and Red Flux Music, Atel - DigAtel (USA), Mashtronic rec. from Germany, Advanced rec. (UK) and Croatian Decoded and Decoded Mini.

As a member of SDJF initiative Ian helps develop local club infrastructure and platforms to support young artists on their first steps. Another two promising young artists Andrew Technique and F.Sonik are members of Flow Management agency. Currently he’s also spending a lot of time in and out of the studio with a deejay & producer Aneuria.



Artist management and general contact:



Ian F. - Miami Underground Movement exclusive set - March 2009
(Guarana special after astonishment)

1. Damian Lazarus - Moment - Get Physical Music
2. Dyed Soundorom - Con Leche - Freak N Chic
3. Peace Division - Revival - 8Bit
4. Alejandro Vivanco - Nachtstring - International Freakshow
5. Marco Carola - The Tribe - Minus 2:M
6. Noze - You Have To Dance (Mathias Kaden's beatpolka remix) - Get PHysical Music
7. Emad Parandian - Kamanche - Souvenir Music
8. Basti Grub - Oma Vovo - Suara Showroom
9. Marc Romboy, Mr. K-Alexi - Acid Love (D'Julz Rmx) - Systematic
10. Franco Cinelli - Lost In Acid (Mikael Stravostrand Rmx) - Traut Muzik
11. Faut Pas Deconner - Stay Togheter - Jesus Loved You
12. Valentino Kanzyani & Tomi DeClerque - 33 - Jesus Loved You Special 01

Special Thanks to Marian ,Alex & Ian F

FLOW:MNGMNT
Flow management (Slovenia)

www.flow-management.net
info@flow-management.org

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Ian_F_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:49am EDT

M.U.M proudly presents "Miami Sessions with Alex Bau"- M.U.M Episode 69
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement





What's your credo?

Where are not many dj's of this type - dj's who believed in techno from the first minute, dj's who have experienced techno from the very beginning, dj's who have made techno their own thing, dj's who have created their own unique styles or even more - who have developed one over the years and who's name's are synonymous with that specific sound. alex bau is one of those dj's. at the same time, however, there are some slight differences with this guy. why focus on just one style of music? why only minimal sounds? why only techno? why, if you could have a well orchestrated combination of both?

Is it related to the fact that for alex bau, there was once a time before techno? with thousands of records in a collection that spans through many different types, styles and genres of music, certainly there have been many individual records which have left their own, indelible marks. there's no doubt about that! for instance, alex still does depeche mode nights from time to time, just for fun. but his activities with techno don't suffer at all from that, not in the least! with his 5+ hour sets at his first resident club in his southeast bavarian home area, the "libella", where dj hell also started his career back in the 80's, he achieved the reputation as someone who was totally aware of what he was doing, totally dedicated to it, but also someone who was totally infatuated with it. he hosted his own radio show for over 2 years on a local radio station, still the only techno show in the area. however, after countless gigs at the local clubs the time was deemed to be right to prove that he was also able to play at other venues around the globe. while collaborating with his friend sven dedek, whose productions were mainly released under the moniker's "basic implant" or "electric envoy" on labels lsuch as "fine audio recordings" from chris liebing, their tracks hit the technofloors in a very impressive way. during that time he was also able to collect international experiences behind the decks as sven played live. releases like the "phase edit ep", a highly acclaimed and well sold rework of some nitzer ebb ebm classics, or their work for dave angel's "rotation", justin berkovi's "predicaments" or pascal feos' "pv-records" enabled them to reach a much larger audience. finally, after numerous releases for different labels beside his own "toneman", alex released his debut-album "connected" in late 2004. "connected" immediately drew the attention of many high class dj's such as chris liebing, pascal feos and good groove, just to name a few. the fact that these artists, all of whom were working with different styles, grabbed the tracks from "connected", shows that the name of the album couldn't have been chosen any better.

After starting his own label (toneman) back in 2000, alex also started to work on his solo productions for labels such as chris liebing's "clr" or the montreal based label, "default recordings". montreal can be seen as kind of a gauge of alex's dj activities! within 3 years he was booked in montreal four times and his set from the legendary night at aria from january 2006 was even released as a mix-cd, "live at aria / montreal" so that alex came back months later to perform for the release party, once again a night to remember for the montreal techno movement. at this point in time alex was already booked as the headliner and it was reported by numerous emails and guest book entries that it was hardly a mistake to do so

but it's not only montreal where alex is being booked again and again; there are many other places, which is a good indicator that he seems to be a guy who understands what to do when standing in front of a crowd, someone who is always trying to bring the party to the max. clubs like frankfurt's "u60311", munich's "electric delicate", würzburg's "airport", or the legendary "tresor" in berlin are not only the trademarks of german techno club-culture, they can also be found on alex's gig list. brazil, usa, canada, poland, croatia, serbia, holland or the closer austria and switzerland are some of the tour stops on alex's calender, and no matter where, all over the places people can hear and feel how interesting, versatile and powerful techno can be if you understand how to combine minimal and straight techno as a constant up and down. everything is completely under control while the party is going wild, and that is what alex always goes for.

The fact that alex has become an official artist on the highly acclaimed label "zenit", that he has been the platform for acts like marco carola, adam beyer, the advent, gaetano parisio and many more, is the logical consequence of years of dedicated, hard work in good, high quality techno. techno in its purest form, just as described above, is the goal for alex - whether or not it involves playing or producing. on his current album "credo", minimal tunes go together with peaktime slammers in a way that appears obvious and logical. techno can do a lot, if you let it do so. that's the credo - his credo!

Special Thanks to Alex Bau...

http://www.alex-bau.de/
http://www.myspace.com/alexbautechno

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Alex_Bau_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:23pm EDT

M.U.M & 1605 Session proudly presents "Miami Sessions with Umek"- M.U.M- Episode 67
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement







DJ UMEK

Uroš Umek is internationally acclaimed music producer from Slovenia, seducing the masses with his own music blend for more than a decade. Always on the look for new sounds and determined to challenge every existing cliché in music industry, he managed to define his own vision of vanguard techno. Sure, this would not happen without the support of his loyal peers who’ve joined him on the production platforms such as Recycled Loops, Consumer Recreation and Astrodisco, with which they defined “Slovenian techno sound and successfully invested it as an important driving force on the global club scene.

The year 2007 marked the beginning of new chapter in Umek’s music career. After spending enormous amount of time and artistic energy bringing his characteristics sound to the whole new level, he presented new international music therapy called 1605 – Sixteenofive. No doubt this was a very risky move for such an established artist as DJ Umek. But it was the only way for him to stay on top of the game. And it seems he picked up the right decision at the crucial time: the response to his new vision of electronic dance music from his peers, critics, media and most importantly his fans is great and his productions are supported by some top dogs in the industry.

Umek recent productions include highly acclaimed club releases such as Overtake & Command, Ricochet Effect, Another Matter Entirely and Faithful Nights, but it were MTV supported hit singles Posing as Me and Carbon Occasions that stirred the most media attention and crossed over to the daily radio stations. Umek’s releases were lately included on the premiere club compilations mixed by artists such as Sander Kleinenberg, Judge Jules, Eddie Halliwell, John Digweed, M.I.K.E. or Carl Cox. He was amongst the headliners of esteemed summer music festivals such as Primavera, Monegros or Dance Valley and he conquered the South America on the joint tour with Valentino Kanzyani and Marko Nastić once more. And this was only the introduction in the Umek’s year 2008, when he plans to finally present long expected new artist album and his own live band.




01. Intro 02. Lollo - Microminitech (Gennaro Mastrantonio Remix) "Italo Business" 03. Gimikk aka Daniel Sanchez - She Luff  "Remote Area" 04. Sergio Costa - Key Gen "Amaze Me" 05. Bodyscrub - Bullshit 2.0 "Overdrive Musik" 06. Miss Jools - La Luna "Mobilee" 07. Pierre Deutschmann - Cougars "Farbenfroh" 08. Eriko Tanabe - Blue Shoes "Titbit" 09. Del Horno - Darkness feat. Mar-C (Kobbe's Voodoo Poison Remix) "Tweekd" 10. Rhythm Code - Where Is Neil "Size" 11. Adam Beyer - Simulated Usage "Figure" 12. Umek & Tomy DeClerque - Reason Reveald "Terminal M" 13. Josh Feedblack & Miniking - Burn Me feat. MJ White (Miniking Remix)"Area 94" 14. Ktodik - Borderline "Fat Sound" 15. Superstrobe - Unique "Karatemusik" 16. Xavi Beat - Cyclic (D-Formation Remix)"Fresco Records" 17. Umek - 2nd To None "Rekluse" 18. Oliver Koletzky - Requiem Fur Die Vernunft (Lutzenkirchen's Max Payne Dubedit) "Stil Vor Talent" 19. Alex Dias - Materia (Wehbba rmx) "Le Club" 20. S.C.A.L. - Sleeper "Yellow Tail" 21. Alex Kenji - Vertigo "303 Lovers" 22. Simon Stokes - Auditory (Abnormal Boyz rmx)"Minibus"

Special Thanks to Matthew , Mark & Umek
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Umek.mp3
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 M.U.M & Fade Records proudly presents "Miami Sessions with Chris Fortier Live @ Crobar Buenos Aires Part 3"- M.U.M- Episode 65
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement




THE FADE STORY…

FADE was formed in the summer of 1993 when Neil Kolo, a young studio engineer, introduced himself to Chris Fortier, a young resident DJ at the infamous "Marz" club in Cocoa Beach, FL, and passed on a tape of some of the material he had been working on. Chris, very enthused by what he had heard, expressed his interest in the idea of working together and learning about how to produce tracks of his own like the ones he had been playing up and down the East Coast of America.

The two instantly clicked and a friendship was formed. Two years later, the pair released their first record titled "...For All The People". They Floated a few one-sided promos out to gauge reaction. Meanwhile, a second track was completed, "All I Got". The two tracks were then combined as a double A-sided release, which was the first release on FADE Records, the label that Chris owns and operates. "All I Got" caught the attention of UK duo Chris & James, who helped it get signed to Mushroom Records where James was working as an A & R representative.

In August of 1995, Fade released two new singles, "So Good" and "Separation". The Two Tracks received massive support from some of the biggest DJs around including their biggest inspiration, SASHA. The records became underground hits and quickly sold out. Soon after, Glasgow’s Limbo Records signed the duo for a multi-album record deal in February 1996.

This success opened the door for the boys to move into the realm of remixing. First, they did remixes for friends John Debo and DJ Icey. This gave them more exposure and experience and led to remixes for Stress records and Sony’s S3 label.

The Summer of 1996 brought new challenges. Now they were going to get a chance to work on more vocal oriented songs. One such song was Sam Mollison’s "Cry". When finished, the "Cry" remix set a new standard for Fade and the quality of tracks they could produce. Dave Seaman heard "Cry" and quickly added it to his Essential Mix for England’s Radio 1 FM and his Renaissance Volume 4 mix compilation on Network Records.

With this surge of notoriety, DMC’s Guy Ornadel contacted Chris & Neil to remix Future Force’s "What You Want" for DMC’s Remix Culture. Rising to another level, Fade delivered one of the progressive anthems of 1996 winning Remix and Remixer of the Year in Australia. This gave way to the chance to remix Marathon’s "Movin" and Viola Wills "It’s My Pleasure", two of the guys all time favorite tracks, as well as getting the chance to remix another big influence, BT, for his song "Quark".

1997 saw the boys getting attention from major labels for remixes, as well as writing and producing their own more vocal based material under the guises of Fade and Nutribe. They released their first vocal track with singer Dauby Talles called "No Resolve". This was another pinnacle in their rising careers. "No Resolve" saw heavy play from John Digweed on the Northern Exposure 2 Tour, climbed as high as #12 in the Cool Cuts Chart and has become a Florida club anthem.

1998 saw Chris and Neil further expanding their horizons by doing remix work for more Indie style bands and artists like Sarah McLachlan and Delerium. The Delerium which features Sarah McLachlan on vocals and has been tearing up clubland since the first time heard at Renaissance in Ibiza when John Digweed dropped it at the closing party. Sasha quickly rang up for a copy and the tune soon became an anthem for the pair at every gig including Twilo. It even had Sasha opening and closing his sets with it at Cream and Tyrant. With the rest of clubland searching for it, Delerium debuted and #5 in MixMag Update’s Buzz Chart and appeared on the Northern Exposure 3 CD. This was truly a high point for Chris and Neil in their ever rising careers. 1998 also saw the release of "Sanctuaries" The Fade Records Collection. a collection of work including a number of unreleased remixes and original productions. The CD was released in conjunction with Universal Music.

Throughout ’99 and 2000, the duo worked on their debut artist album and saw the release of their "Silence" remix released in Australia. The record was an instant hit and went to #6 in the National chart and rose to Platinum status (70, 000 units sold) in Australia alone. It also went to #1 in Holland, Belgium and Ireland, with total sales over One Million Units. Also completed was another mixed CD, mixed as Fade, called "Anthems of Progressive House: Limbo Records" and was released in November 2000. Chris made the move to New York City where he now calls home.

During 2001 the pair continued their prolific remix work for new artists Andy Hunter, Lunik (Delerium) and Balligomingo. They have also produced tracks and remixes for established artists like Tiesto and Sarah McLachlan again. For the past 6 years, both Neil and Chris have been concentrating on solo work. One day they may reunite, but only time will tell.

www.FadeRecords.com
 
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Chris_Fortier_live__Crobar_Buenos_Aires_Part_3.mp3
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 M.U.M & Fade Records proudly presents "Miami Sessions with Chris Fortier Live @ Crobar Buenos Aires Part 2"- M.U.M- Episode 64
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement



About Fade Records:

Fade Records was created out of necessity in 1993. At the helm is American DJ Chris Fortier. Chris and studio partner, Neil Kolo, needed an outlet to release the tracks they were producing together. With not many options in the States, it seemed obvious to start a label and create the opportunities themselves. The first release was in 1994 called "...For All the People". This track gave them a voice and platform for the future productions. The next three tracks, "All I Got", "Separation" and "So Good" were more highly praised and received heavy support from the biggest DJs out there, including Sasha, John Digweed and Dave Seaman. Equal support came from the USA from Kimball Collins, DJ Icey and John Debo as well as the brand new Mixmag USA (which eventually would be known as Mixer). This great support put the duo on the map and started every label in the UK demanding their talents for remix duties. After several years of building their profile through remixes and the odd single, Chris wanted to re-launch the label in the hopes to help discover and cultivate new talent from America. Steve Porter was the man for this job as Chris discovered him at age 17. With the productions of Steve Porter and others like Derek Howell, Royal Sapien, Funk Harmony Park & Tonepushers, the label is as strong as ever and having great success worldwide.

www.faderecords.com
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Chris_Fortier_live__Crobar_Buenos_Aires_Part_2.mp3
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M.U.M & Fade Records proudly presents "Miami Sessions with Chris Fortier Live @ Crobar Buenos Aires"- M.U.M- Episode 63


Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement



While many people may claim to know Chris’ sound, with their focus on continually labeling him one thing or another, Chris is equally as focused on his efforts to push back the musical boundaries. It is testament to the man that he continues to develop his sound and musical direction, after all, as the man says himself “I just like to play good underground music, I don’t limit myself.”

It is artists such as Chris Fortier who are inextricably linked to the underground dance music scene that are the genuinely pushing the sound forward. Chris’ determination to continue to push the envelope can be seen in all aspects of his career. Proof of this can be found on his recent triple CD compilation Balance and his recent solo production under the 40oz moniker and his stellar debut artist album As Long As The Moment Exits.

The Balance CD genuinely offers something exciting and underground to the current stale compilation market. Boasting tracks from across the musical spectrum like David Gilmore Girls, Global Communication and Floppy Sounds through to Slam, Matthew Jonson, Rabbit in the Moon and Bent. It is little wonder the CD was name checked for compilation of the year by numerous international press publications.

Under his 40oz production guise Chris has released the several EPs that musically could fit comfortably on labels such as Cocoon, Kompakt or Get Physical. Further remixes of Alexi Delano, Joshua Collins, Lee Burridge, Freaky Chakra and John Selway show Chris’ genre defying sound at it’s underground best. Taking this a step further in 2007, his debut artist album was released to countless plaudits and impeccable praise. Not satisfied with status quo, look for the boundaries to continue to be pressed and pushed with each coming musical excursion.

With a DJ career spanning 15 plus years, he has continually been a crowd favourite, confirmed by his very first residency at the legendary “Aahz” in Orlando through to more recent residencies at The Cross in London and at Twilo in New York. Since a debut European tour in 1997, Chris has gone on to consistently tour the globe behind numerous singles, remixes and no less than 9 mix albums. You can catch him as easily in Tokyo as in Buenos Aires and all points in between on any given weekend.

To those that know Fortier’s history, they know to expect plenty more to come, for those that are just getting initiated, Welcome!

Special Thanks to Mr Chris Fortier.

www.myspace.com/chrisfortier  

www.faderecords.com

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Chris_Fortier_live__Crobar_Bueno_Aires.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:49pm EDT

M.U.M & Flow Management proudly presents "Miami Sessions with Andrew Technique"- M.U.M- Episode 62
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement


ANDREW TECHNIQUE - biography

Be Ray Ya Book Hey, Can't Play the Piano, Luna Park and Fresh are just some productions which recently invested Andrew Technique as one of the hottest young electronic artists in the region. And it's not a small deal if we take in account he's determined to challenge the infamous Slovenian techno heritage and take it to the whole new level. When he's not abusing the decks and comps on his own, Andrew, a protégé of Flow Management and dedicated member of SDJF initiative, performs as a member of Foreplay!, Parallel Fusion (live) and R&A projects. Well, he sure came a long way so far. Especially if we bear in mind he grew up on metal guitar reefs.

"It’s true. I'm an art junkie,” admits Andrew. “When I was a kid people thought I’d become a successful painter, actor, singer or whatever. But it was the music that attracted me the most for as long as I can remember. In business I believe in professionalism and dedication, but when it comes to producing and performing music I indulge in being lead by my feelings. And I’m very emotional. I can get goose bumps or even a tear in my eye listening to some great piece of music. I’m not ashamed to admit that. I do listen to the comments given by my friends and people that I personally believe they are credible critics. I respect good-intended critic, but I got where I am today mostly because I decided so and worked hard to reach some of my personal goals,” summarizes his career Andrej Šarkanj aka Andrew Technique.

Although as a master of his own destiny he almost abandoned his dream not so far ago. “Let’s just say I came to the major life-crossroad and had to decide what I wanted to do with life: I could have ended my music career right there and then or choose to channel all my free-time and energy into production and promotion of my own vision of dance music. It never was, and still isn’t, all roses. But now, that I finally get the positive feedback from the right people I’m happy I decided not to quit," explains Andrew with a tiny sparkle of satisfaction in his eyes. He made some big steps in 2007: he produced bunch of great fresh sounding tunes, his records are now being regularly played by the top deejays such as Umek and Valentino Kanzyani, some of his tracks were already broadcasted on BBC Radio 1 … But, regarding the strong competition, Andrew is aware that just a few of good releases will not bring him much.  So he doesn’t rest on early successes: "Dedication, sustain quality of releases and a bit of luck are key elements on which I build my future as an artist.”

It’s been more than a decade since he developed a passion for 4x4 beats. “I used to be into guitar music. I learned to play the piano, I joined the garage band as a teenager and I grew up on hard rock and metal,” smiles Andrew on not so distant memories. “During the high school period I came in touch with other genres, widened my musical spectrum and finally turned in totally different direction. I started listening to electronic stuff, learned how the music is selected, performed and produced and in a few years established myself as a tech-house deejay." Although some could label his sound more like unique mixture of minimal, electro and progressive elements. "We leave in a time of genre blending, so it’s hard to label one’s sound, anyway,” admits Andrew. "But those who follow my work do know I’ve always had a strong passion for organic African rhythms."

And how did he get his name? “Andrew was an obvious choice, just a translation of my civilian name. And I choose Technique since I was always very handy with stuff, I still work in a computer shop, MacGyver is a big hero of mine and the name also reflects what I do as an artist.” And the influences: "I listen to a lot of music and I got inspired by a lot of great artists along the way. I try to find something special in every piece of music and all musicians are mentors to me in a way. But the most important influence for me as an artist was and in a way still is our local super club Ambasada Gavioli. It was the place where I was introduced to electronic culture and where I experienced some great performances of leading global deejays.”

Andrew is also known as a “very friendly artist”. He's a member of SDJF initiative that is dedicated to constant development of the local electronic club scene and supporting young artists. And when he's not performing on his own, he abuses decks and comps as a member of Foreplay!, R&S and Parallel Fusion (live) projects: "There were also some others, but this things come and go and only the best stay. The basic idea behind collaborations is to get together with other artists, develop and share ideas or blend genres. And it's always more fun producing and performing music with other people than on your own."

As a producer he gets all the help he needs from his musical guru Tomy DeClerque. He established his name as part of Tomy or Zox combo on the house scene back in the 90's and is now successfully running his own studio that is second home to some of the hottest young producers in the region. Tomy and Andrew debuted on Kanzyani's Jesus Loved You label with the Obala EP in late 2007. Tomy also remixed Fresh which was included in Umek's Essential Mix and released on Circle Records: "Studio is my favorite place for spending free time. I go there most of the days and I try to channel my ideas, thoughts, wishes and feelings into the music." And since he's very passionate guy, there's a truckload of new records with Andrew's name on it planned for release in forthcoming months. "I'm already well established artist in the region, so now I'd like to spread my sound trough the rest of the Europe and elsewhere. There are many challenges I'd like to take, but the ultimate would be performing on another planet. I'm not kidding. I believe this is something I could achieve as an artist, so don't be surprised if you get a postcard from Mars or Venus someday."

Andrew Technique Playlist:

01. Valentino Kanzyani & Tomy DeClerque - 33a
02. Anton Pieete - Last Night
03. Magica - Dosem s remix
04. Hugo & D. Papini - Physical
05. R. Tapia - Mini Jack (Original Mix)
06. Dinamoe - Corner#1
07. B. Sanhaji - Symetria
08. B. Lima - Nicotine (anali rmx)
09. R. Cerrone - Burnt it (j. capriati rmx)
10. F. Grant - True colour 6pm
11. Sylar - Mellow (s. galli rmx)
12. A. Wolfe - The Legendary Bird man 2pm
13. Elia - Shuffle
14. B. Shade - Sweet Lies (j. stevens rmx)
15. Beatmode - On The Up (k. james rmx)
16. C. Liebing - Turbular Chord
17. A. Mochi - Harvester
18. Dualton & Masuki - The Swarm
19. R. Tapia - Morning Funk
20. M. Carola - Pampero
21. S. Lawler & A. Tepper - Doves
22. Pig & Dan - Magic Valley

Special Thanks to Marian,Alex and Andrew

Booking contact:
FLOW:MNGMNT
www.flow-management.net
info@flow-management.org

Marian: +386 41 234552
Alex: +386 51 352111

Direct download: _Andrew_Technique__Miami_Sessions_-_M.U.M.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:17am EDT

M.U.M & 1605 Session proudly presents "Miami Sessions with Umek"- M.U.M- Episode 61
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement



DJ UMEK

Uroš Umek is internationally acclaimed music producer from Slovenia, seducing the masses with his own music blend for more than a decade. Always on the look for new sounds and determined to challenge every existing cliché in music industry, he managed to define his own vision of vanguard techno. Sure, this would not happen without the support of his loyal peers who’ve joined him on the production platforms such as Recycled Loops, Consumer Recreation and Astrodisco, with which they defined “Slovenian techno sound and successfully invested it as an important driving force on the global club scene.

The year 2007 marked the beginning of new chapter in Umek’s music career. After spending enormous amount of time and artistic energy bringing his characteristics sound to the whole new level, he presented new international music therapy called 1605 – Sixteenofive. No doubt this was a very risky move for such an established artist as DJ Umek. But it was the only way for him to stay on top of the game. And it seems he picked up the right decision at the crucial time: the response to his new vision of electronic dance music from his peers, critics, media and most importantly his fans is great and his productions are supported by some top dogs in the industry.

Umek recent productions include highly acclaimed club releases such as Overtake & Command, Ricochet Effect, Another Matter Entirely and Faithful Nights, but it were MTV supported hit singles Posing as Me and Carbon Occasions that stirred the most media attention and crossed over to the daily radio stations. Umek’s releases were lately included on the premiere club compilations mixed by artists such as Sander Kleinenberg, Judge Jules, Eddie Halliwell, John Digweed, M.I.K.E. or Carl Cox. He was amongst the headliners of esteemed summer music festivals such as Primavera, Monegros or Dance Valley and he conquered the South America on the joint tour with Valentino Kanzyani and Marko Nastić once more. And this was only the introduction in the Umek’s year 2008, when he plans to finally present long expected new artist album and his own live band.


Umeks Playlist:



01. Intro
02. A. Mochi - Hervester "Figure"
03. Thomas P Heckmann - City Of Sin "Slotmachine"
04. Loko - Johnny Eres Tu "Soulman Music"
05. Alan Fitzpatrick - Mau
06. Elia - Talking Fish "Analytictrail"
07. Kalon - Man Is The Superior Animal (Regis) "Sandwell District"
08. Mario Miranda - Loca Banda "Bosphorus Underground Recordings"
09. Lutzenkirchen - Nutcracker "Stil Vor Talent"
10. Dan Drastic - Slice Of Life (Johnny D Remix) "Moon Harbour"
11. Plus & Minus - Atlantide (Kiko Remix) "Sphera"
12. Nono, Tomoki - Sleep & Dance "Saw Recordings"
13. Umek - 16 Century Japan "Astrodisco"
14. Adam Freemer, Mike Constantini - Dirty City (D-Unity Remix) "Mecha Recordings"
15. Eriko Tanabe - Blue Shoes "Titbit Music"
16. Michael Burkat - Escape From Nowhere "Temper Music"
17. Marco Carola - Bloody Cash "Plus 8 Records"
18. Itamar Sagi - One Million Oaks "Soma Recordings"
19. Astronivo - Anything You Want feat. DJ Zombi (Miki Litvak & Ido Ophir Remix) "Sprout"
20. Johnny DJ - Yawn In The Night (Andy Smile Remix) "Empedo Records"
21. Simon Stokes - Kick Back "Monu Digital"
 


Special thanks to Matthew Hoag ,Mark and Umek

UMEK BOOKING CONTACT:

Tina / Kne'deep Berlin
tina@knedeep.net

Kne'deep Berlin
P.O. Box 41 12 02
12122 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 97 00 23 57
Fax: +49 30 79 78 38 53
www.knedeep.net


Direct download: _Umek__Miami_Sessions_-_M.U.M_1.mp3
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M.U.M & Flow Management proudly presents "Miami Sessions with Tomy DeClerque"- M.U.M- Episode 60
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement


Tomy DeClerque Bio:

A member of the new generation of Slovenian deejays, Tomy De Clerque grew up in an environment full of promising development in the sphere of electronic dance music.
 In front of his eyes the local scene has been turning into a globally acknowledged style of techno music in the hands of artists such as Umek and Valentino Kanzyani.
 A natural choice for a guy with talent and ambition was to jump the train – and Tommy DeClerque has road it ever since.

Performing as a deejay since he turned seventeen Tomy DeClerque soon realised that making his own production was essential if he wanted his carrier to really take off. He hooked up with his friend Zox to form the Tomy or Zox duo, and their hard work paid off as their My Desire single received some favourable feedback in Spain, Russia and Mexico.

However, it was the Music Makes Me Happy hit single that caught the attention of top artists being remixed by the likes of Mainframe and ATCF, and released on several prestigious compilations, such as Ministry Of Sound, DJ Awards at Pacha Ibiza and Blanco Y Negro Mix. ‘The greatest satisfaction, though, – Tomy says – was when we got set as Essential new tune of the week on Pete Tong’s celebrated Essential selection radio show.’

After parting ways with Fox, Tomy felt that it was time to take a break from a demanding life of producer and performer, before he went on to start his solo career. Searching for genuine underground sound that could revive the authentic feeling of electronic dance music he experienced in his youth Tomy turned to Valentino Kanzyani’s Jesus Loved You label releasing a much praised I Don’t Know. Driven by his passion for teamwork, a lot of his studio work is done in collaboration with his friend F. Sonik.

The duo’s first major success was winning VONYC remix competition with a remix of Valentino Kanzyani’s Nueva York, which is also a part of Carl Cox & friends at Space Ibiza 2008 compilation.
As a young player, Tomy DeClerque has accomplished a lot. But he is determined to accomplish even more. ‘You’ll hear a lot about me in the future,’ he promises.

Playlist:

1      TommyJoy(Original Mix)      Ian F. & Aneurya & Tomy DeClerque      Jesus Loved You

2     Bad Acid - Style Of Eye Remix     Deepgroove     Underwater Records

3     Moment Of Glory - Tomy DeClerque & F.Sonik RMX     Alexander Madness     Promo - Unreleased

4     Ljubav     Marko Nastic     Promo - Unreleased

5     Dandi & ugo     Bantan     Promo - Unreleased

6     Memento - Original Mix     Brian Sanhaji     CLR

7     CowGirl - Marko Nastic & TomyDeClerque RMX     Danilo Tomic     Promo - Unreleased

8     Drugstore Cowboys - Tomy DeClerque RMX     Tatoo Detectives     Teggno

9     2nd To None     Umek     Rekluse

10     Mastermind - Sara Galli 9th Line Remix     Ido Ophir, Gabe     eVapour8

11     Unintented Maneuver - My Master     Umek & Tomy DeClerque     Terminal M

12     Koya Si Ti     Aneuria     Promo - Unreleased

13     El remedio blanco Master     Valentino Kanzyani & Tomy DeClerque     Recon Light

Special Thanks To Mr Marian & Tomy.

Booking and artist contact:

FLOW:MNGMNT


Flow management (Slovenia)



www.flow-management.net
info@flow-management.org
+386 41 234552

Direct download: TomyDeClerque__Miami_Sessions_-_M.U.M_1.mp3
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M.U.M & Teggno Records proudly presents "Miami Sessions with Lance Blaise"- M.U.M- Episode 59
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

Lance Blaise has become one of the most exciting new talents in the global dance music scene. His unique blend of electronic, funky, housey, techno elements have often come together to create some floor pounding productions. Lance's vibrant crowd pleasing DJ sets are known to fill floors worldwide, and his releases have landed on a number of different prestigious labels globally, including Intec, Sound of Acapulco, Twisted as well as his own imprint, Teggno Records.

Lance has over 40 releases under the names Lance Blaise, Tattooo Detectives, and Tacopimp. His tracks appear on Intec, Vandit, Teggno, Sound of Acapulco, Rawthentic, Definition, Tech Head, and soon on System Recordings. Starting in 2006, Carl Cox took notice with a track “ETC” in which Cox later signed to his “Carl Cox Space Ibiza CD”. Lance Blaise, under the moniker of Tattoo Detectives followed up that single with his club anthem “Il Salto Fuori”. This track gained massive support by the likes of Paul Van Dyk & Carl Cox to name a few. Cox told Resident Advisor that, "This record is storming" and "Its pumping techno in its fury." Carl even selected it as one of his best tracks for 2006. Later, PVD also commented on his Vonyc show saying “The Ibiza season in 2008 has been inspired by ‘Il Salto Fuori,’ and its all about ‘this dj is f@ckin crazy’ everyone” which is the lyrical quote that Lance Blaise sings on “Il Salto Fuori”. Another single Lance produced under Tattoo Detectives, "She Bleeps N' Bloops", got some notable recognition as it made headlines with URB magazine, and became a top seller on the internet’s most prominent download music store, Beatport. This was just part of his success on Beatport as he had a top selling remix in early 2007 as well with the remix he did of 'Yeehaw Junction' under his other moniler, Tacopimp. Lance’s “Dirty Volume" also gained support, as a regular in Coxy's playlist, and it as also signed to Adam Sheridan's latest CD compilation on Goodgrief.

In 2008, Lance Blaise creeped his freaky minimal techno sound into Beatport's Top 100 breaking into the 30 slot and holding steady for 3 weeks with the release of "Snapback." Again in October of 2008 Lance's remix of Carlo Lio's "Is That So" also broke into the Top 100 of Beatport.

In 2009 Lance Blaise will be releasing numerous EPs and remixes on his own label, Teggno Records, as well as on other well known labels. Lance has already set a touring schedule in Latin America, and also plans on touring in Europe, USA, as well as a summer trip to Ibiza. With proven support from big names like Carl Cox, Paul van Dyk, and many other industry leaders 2009 will be another year where Lance Blaise aka Tattoo Detectives will grow into a dancefloor name.

Special Thanks to Lance Blaise


http://www.myspace.com/tacopimp

http://www.myspace.com/teggnorecords

http://www.myspace.com/thetattoodetectives 
Direct download: Lance_Blaise__Miami_Sessions.mp3
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