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M.U.M  Presents Miami Sessions with Phunk Investigation - M.U.M Episode 147

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

 

From the premier league of Italian Dance Music this duo have been impressing us for years with their top class productions, from their incredible mainstream work with George Michael 'Flawless' and The Ones to their skilfully crafted club grooves and dubs.

Phunk Investigation known for producing and remixing artists such as Way Out West, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Light House Family, Rhythm Masters, Simple Minds, Boy George, Mark King [Level 42], Simply Red, Phats & Small, Angel City, Thrill Kill Kult, Annie Lennox, Faithless, Alex Gopher, DJ Sammy, Hakan Lidbo, Rui Da Silva, Young Punx, Jim Kerr, Roger Sanchez, Scumfrog, Danny Tenaglia and many others.

Their ultimate hits are "Get Up Stand Up" by Stellar Project Essential Miami Tune - UK Top 14 on Ministry Of Sound and France Top 16 on Sony Music and # 1 on Billboard top 100 dance singles airplay with Ultra Records and again " I Like Girls" by Hound Dogs uk top 26 charted five weeks with Sony Music. Spot Miu Miu (Directed By Madonna) Phunk Investigation VS Boy George (Generations Of Love 2008)

Labels: 1605, BluFin, Definitive, Toolroom, Sabotage, Sony UK, Warner, Data (UK), Positiva, Virgin, Ultra (USA), Pink Star...

Supported by: Umek, Dubfire, Paco Osuna, Tocadisco, Mark Knight, Pan-Pot, Marco Bailey, Tomy Declerque, Mistress Barbara, Pete Tong, Roger Sanchez, Carl Cox, Tiesto...

Links: www.myspace.com/phunkinvestigations
Mix Set: http://soundcloud.com/phunkinvestigation/phunk-investigation-mix-set-april-2010
Facebook personal page: http://www.facebook.com/phunkinvestigations
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Phunk Investigation The Dj List: http://thedjlist.com/djs/PHUNK_INVESTIG

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Phunk_Investigation_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:14pm EST

M.U.M & 1605 Sessions Presents Miami Sessions with Umek Live@ Space Carl Cox , Ibiza - M.U.M Episode 146

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

 

DJ UMEK
For a long time, Slovenia is known for its great electronic parties, but as the local scene is of boutique dimensions, everyone, who wishes to take the art of mixing and producing to a professional level, has to go out there and enter the worldwide scene. Umek has done this step as early as in the middle of the 90s and so he became one of the most important techno players of the global techno scene, even before the end of the last millennium. Together with people, who shared the same views, he successfully captured the first era of researching and recreating the rules of the dance music in Recycled Loops, Consumer Recreation and Astrodisco platforms, which all put the sound of the Slovenian techno on the world map of electronic music.
In the beginning of the year 2007, Umek started a new 1605 Music Therapy - Sixteenofive, with which he marked the beginning of the second era of his music creation and what an era it is. 5 highly popular releases on the 1605 label with lots more planned in the next few months, a huge success of the »Day Of Electronics 09« - the main 1605 event in Krizanke (Ljubljana, Slovenia) for the third year in a row, a popular summer festival »Disconautica« (Koper, Slovenia) featuring 1605 Main Floor for the second year in a row and with over 50.000 attending people. Furthermore the 15 astonishing releases and remixes already released in 2009 are the best proof, that Umek stays focused on his primary goal – to make high quality productions that stand out from the rest and to bring this music closer to people all around the world.
The year 2009 also brought a fresh breeze in Umek’s booking department and so his new booking agency is Bullitt Bookings from the USA, that also takes care of some of the biggest names, like Dubfire, Nic Fanciulli, Shlomi Aber, Davide Squillace and many others.

Last year's releases like Is it / Longer Trail, Destructible Enviroment, S Cream, Designed Persona, You Might Hear Nothing and the latest club hit Work This Data, have caught the attention of Armada, Hell Yeah, Tronic, Dataworx and other biggest labels of the music industry and judging by Umek's tracks »Hablando« and »Slap«, released on his own label 1605, by the enormous amount of upcoming releases and the second (and first on 1605 label) album with his 10 great tracks “Responding To Dynamic” (coming in spring 2010), Umek surely isn’t going to run out of creative fuel for quite some time.

 

 Umek (Live) @ The Revolution Continues – Space Ibiza


Tracklist:

1.    Matheo Velez - La Toledana [Deep Disco Music]

2.   Damon Jee - Shimo [Definitive Recordings]

3.   Raditz Room – Isaid [Hypnotic Room]

4.   Jonathan Jaramillo - Get Funk [Adverso Records]

5.   Sinisa Tamamovic - Fusion [1605]

6.   Den Ishu - Expand your Mind [Break New Soil Recordings]

7.   Olderic - Monkey Business  [Terminal M]

8.   Anil Chawla - Macho Grande [Suara]

9.   Bass Kleph - Hey Ya [Fresco Records]

10. Rah Band - Clouds Across The Moon (Jay Lumen & Umek Hey Baby Remix) [Great Stuff Recordings]

11. Vladimir Acic - Green Love [1605]

12. Chase Buch, Nick Olivetti - Locongas (Jay Lumen ReCreation) [Kling Klong]

13. Ronan Portela - La Kelly [Monique Speciale]

14. Kid Culture, El Mundo & Satori - Gotta Help (Mendo Remix) [ Gruuv]

15. Wally Lopez, Ismael Rivas (aka Riva) - Is Deeper [303Lovers]

16. Stefano Noferini - Ghuroom [Deeperfect Records]

17. Format:B - Dog Tag (Sebastien Leger Remix) [Formatik]

18. Felipe Tropolli - Kaskanu [Pirelli Records]

 

 

 

Direct download: Miami_Sesions_with_Umek_LiveCarl_Cox_night_Space_Ibiza__1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:40am EST

M.U.M & FLOW:MNGMNT Proudly Presents "Miami Sessions with F.Sonik & Andrew Technique-M.U.M Episode 145

 

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 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...

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."

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_F.Sonik_and_Andrew_Technique_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:02pm EST

Miami Sessions proudly presents Dri.K - M.U.M Episode 140

 

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

 

 

 

Do you know DRI.K? 

 “Have you heard DRI.K playing?  Man, it’s amazing!” by Gui Boratto(BR)

“The best female DJ we’ve ever seen playing!” by TICON (SE)

"She stands out from the rest both in and out of Brazil, producing really cool and intelligent work." by Marcelinho CIC (BR)

 

 

Considered one of the most talented DJs of her generation, DRI.K stands out for uniting beauty and charisma with a desirable technique acquired from DJ Scratch Academy in New York. With only 4 years in the profession and a fast moving career, DRI.K performed in many different parties and clubs in South America, United States and Europe, sharing the DJ booth with Erick Morillo (US), Paul Oakenfold (UK), Deadmau5 (CA), Kaskade (US), Claude Vonstroke (US), David Amo & Julio Navas (ES), John Acquaviva (CA), Ticon (SE), Funkagenda (UK), Tocadisco (DE), Miss Nine (DE), Alex Gaudino (IT), Dusty Kid (IT), Laurent Wolf (FR), Yves La Rock (CH), The Flash Brothers (IL), Tino Morgado (UK), Thomas Penton (EUA), Anneli (SE), Gui Boratto (BR), Anderson Noise (BR), Marky (BR), among many other great names.

Besides playing at the biggest nightclubs and some important corporate events in Brazil, DRI.K was present in the best music events in Rio de Janeiro. Some of these events include OI FASHION ROCKS, CHEMICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL, CREAM BRASIL and RIO MUSIC CONFERENCE, but she became nationally known for her shooking presentations at Big Brother Brasil 9 and 10, broadcasted live by TV Globo and the TV channel Multishow.

She has also played at some Miami's Winter Music Conference events and at Pag Island in Croatia, one of the most happening summer places in Europe. While touring internationally she played at the following clubs/events: We Love Brasil Pool Party (WMC 2007 - Miami/FL), We Love Brasil at Club Jazid (WMC 2008 - Miami/FL), Opening Cocktail of UC Music (Miami/FL), Great Scott (Boston/MA), The Liberty Bar (Philadelphia/PA), Guitar Bar (Newark/NJ), Mood Lounge (Union/NJ), Chris Michael's Lounge (Woodbridge/NJ), Arena lounge (Newark/NJ), Hell’s Kitchen (New York/NY), Hell’s kitchen (Newark/NJ), Adega Lounge (Newark/NJ), The White Room (BsAs/AR), Kalypso (Pag Island/HR), Exit (Vodice/HR), Crossroad (Malinska/HR) e Magnus (Senj/HR).

DRI.K performs a live broadcast show “Transtronic” every monday at Radio Transamérica FM.  On the Internet, her sets played on Radio Multishow FM/BR, Push Radio/EUA and Beatbox FM/BsAs. One of her sets, the Minipoptech (July/08), won the contest "Leggo My Demo" and was highlighted on the newspaper's radio “The Miami Herald”, in Florida/US.

One of the greatest female breakthroughs in the electronic music scene in Rio, DRI.K is always complimented wherever she goes. Having this DJ in command of the dance floor is synonymous with fun rocked by sexy and compelling grooves.

  

From DRI.K, expect the unexpected!

 

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Dri.k_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:34pm EST

 



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