Mon, 27 February 2012
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.
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_wtih__UMEK_-_Episode_188.mp3
-- posted at: 1:15pm EDT
Mon, 20 February 2012
Rod B. & Mareis & Garfunk brings you Miami Underground Movement
Originally born in Mauritius, now living in Ibiza... JP Chronic has more than 10 years of experience behind him spinning decks as resident dj in some of the best clubs in the world mostly Spain and lately Ibiza, 2010 he was resident at Warung Brasil parties in Privilege Ibiza, 2011 he was resident at the brand new Sankeys Ibiza for their Carnival nights, also he is a regular guest on the island at Pacha Ibiza, Bora Bora, Guarana, Es Vive, Grial, Blu, Shardana and many more...
Having made his name & experience as a dj, JP Chronic started very slowly to get his production out, waiting to finally have his sound that he can identify himself, nothing mainstream nor underground, just good dance floor smashing house music with lots of energy and amazing grooves, in 6 months JP's productions have been played by artists like Marco Carola to Roger Sanchez, number one in more than couple top 100 charts and there are still more to come from the phenomenon...
You can find JP Chronic’s releases on labels like Half Seas Over, Frequenza Limited, Upfront Records, Muzik Xpress, Neurotraxx, Celestial, Red Eleven just to name a few...an amazing talent as a dj and producer...someone you really have to start following closely!
Tue, 14 February 2012
SanedracHunter (feat: Franccesco Cardenas & Luke Hunter)
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 now expanded to both coasts with Franccesco “Sanedrac” in the West in San Francisco and Luke Hunter “Hunter” in the East holding down Miami.
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.
Artist Info/Booking/Contact: Booking@sanedrachunter.com
Franccesco Cardenas & Luke Hunter – SanedracHunter@gmail.com
Mon, 6 February 2012
Nicola Olivetti aka "Nick Olivetti" is an Italian DJ/Producer.
Upon graduating in London at SAE, in Audio Engineering with specialization in Electronic Music Production, Nick took up work as an audio engineer for 6 months for the legendary 'Resident Studios' in London, seeking a challenge he finds his way in the electronic scene remixing the world famous band RADIOHEAD for one of their competitions, the result is overwhelming, Nick's remix becomes the top most rated and played track. (www.radioheadremix.com)
In 2009 Nick would be placed in the international magazine iDJ as the "One To Watch in 2009" , gaining exposure Nick's tracks will be released on labels such as: Great Stuff Germany, Kling Klong, Cr2, Monique Musique, D-Vision alongside Benny Benassi, Pleasurekraft, Ramon Tapia, Juan Sanchez, Jay Lumen, Romano Alfieri, Rainer Weichhold just to give you an idea.
A strong discographic background obviously brought Nick to share the dj boot with all the big guys such as Pete Tong, Roger Sanchez, Timo Maas, Dirty South, Chris Lake and more.
After sharing several gigs at Ministry of Sound (London), PACHA (London), Lokal (Istanbul), Alibi (Rome), Hidden (London) just to name few, in 2011 Nick decided with his long time friend Chase Buch to start a new project: 'Fino Music'. (www.finomusic.co.uk)