Âme ‘s ability to fuse together seemingly disparate influences is greatly informed by their talents as DJs. Not given to fulfilling trends, their sets draw upon the whole of dance music’s history and keep them in great demand around the world.
Brazil-born and Barcelona-based, ANNA is in high global demand – creating success out of everything she turns to whether producing originals for well-respected labels, remixing top-flight acts or moving dance floors the world over. Continuing with a relentless touring and production schedule, she is intent on exceeding expectations in all aspects of music.
With ARI GIRÃO music is not a mere whim. Functional mixes that roam between House and Techno, free from any pretentiousness, make Ari a synonym for a guaranteed party. By its captivating energy and its uncomplicated musicality, Ari has managed to capture the attention of audiences once associated with the most underground movement of electronic music. Editions in prominent publishers such as Drumma, increasingly set the course for a solid career based on merit and work.
In a now long forgotten world, many generations ago, a bird like shape emerged from wooded darkness, floating and fluttering, drifting and dreaming. Backlit by a bright glow of iridescent light, the undecipherable form wore a dazzling golden mask. Its long beak swooped down like an inverted horn and since then, people have referred to the mythical being simply as Claptone.
She is a galician music composer and dj. She has been around in the music industry for more than 10 years, in three different areas: technical, commercial and creative. Since 5 years ago she is focused on her artistic career and combines it with her other proffesional facets: Ableton Official Trainer, content musical curator for the company developer of musical APPs InQBarna, or as a collaborator in the program “El Laberinto“ in RADIO3.
Yes, a well known face. What would be 10 years of Bloop without the 10 of Cruz? Entertaining, making us dance and closing our eyes inspired by his relationship with vinyl for more than a decade. He is the man of the house, responsible for the label and underlined in the most important scenes of the national clubbing and in the most relevant festivals of electronic music in the country. He promises to offer us another decade well danced. Well lived. And word is word.
Curses is the dark and romantic moniker from New York City native, Luca Venezia. Always blending the line between Electronic music and his Rock & Roll roots, Curses sounds like something from an illegal galactic warehouse party with flashes of ’80s Italo-disco and New Wave.
He may be known as The Baron Of Techno, but Dave Clarke has an anarchist streak a mile wide and punk in his soul, having no truck with establishment figures or authoritarianism. A hard working purist, forward thinking futurist, technology geek, part Gothic and gadget lover who embraced the digital revolution in an early stage.
Dense & Pika
Formed one London winter’s day out of a rather remarkable impromptu studio session in 2011; Dense & Pika are a British electronic production/ artist/DJ duo compromising of producer/DJs Alex Jones and Chris Spero better known to many by his Glimpse alias. They grew up listening to lots of old UK acid techno.
Damien, Clement and Jaw spent years working in the world of hip hop in their native Paris before being swept into the world of unconventional house and techno. A whirlwind of releases resulted in appearances on labels such as Eklo, Supplement Facts and Watergate. The continued rise in reputation of dOP is undoubtedly linked to their live performances.
Born in Iran and raised in the U.S. from the age of seven, Dubfire first developed his skills playing at local clubs in Washington, D.C. Is an artist whose drive, talent and intuition have placed him within the top tier of electronic artists. Constantly evolving, Dubfire is in a forward-thinking class of his own.
Elless & Benn
Elless & Benn used the dance floors and concert halls, national and international, as if it were a school, and space was an influential element in the choices for their sets. With a transversal taste in the musical genre, but with a line that identifies at the same time that unites them. With the electronic music that they like to present: techno, house, minimal, more spatial or more organic, and with elements that make you feel something new. They created the project Annex and with that came a residence in the Ministerium Club with FLYLOW nights, sharing and receiving in the cabin names like Barac, Eli Verveine, Julietta, Kiasmos and Tale of Us
Dj and Producer based in Lisbon. Her vast musical universes give her an unusual and unique swing to work a dance floor. Host’s the show ‘Em Transparência’ in Radio Quântica twice a month and has released by national Labels such as Labareda ,Extended Records and Paraíso.
With a personality as enthusiastic as Gonçalo’s, it was more than evident that it would bear fruit. This Portuguese currently residing in Madrid, is endowed with a restless mind, as well illustrates all his journey and career to the present moment.
He began working as a producer, audio engineer and multi-instrumentalist in the early ’90s. After countless licenses from major international major labels, he started dedicating his time to his own music, stringing together various strands of pop-infused techno and house and translating them into his very own stream of groove consciousness.
Gunjah has looked around and he sought his peers. He does not feel inclined to adjust and honestly declares what he loves: great music. With his sandbox pal Niconé, he rages from gig to gig (formerly as Møenster; now as Gunjah & Niconé) and celebrates devotion to genuine sounds.
A DJ with versatility, knowledge and aptitude to impress who listens to him, for the coherence and quality of what he presents, adapted to the occasion in which he does it. This can only frighten those less knowledgeable of Gusta-vo course.
Dj, born in Lisbon in 1986, since early was influenced by various musical styles and by the world that surrounds him, his greatest characteristic is the willingness to share music and make people dance. Since 2005 HNRQ draws attention from the country’s best clubs and festivals and he’s work goes beyond the clubs, working with renowned contemporary artists and fashion designers. HNRQ’s music should not be described, should be listened and appreciated.
Jackmaster has been obsessed with music ever since his early years working at the legendary record store Rubadub in his native Glasgow, a place he continues to cite as the source and starting point for his unmatched sound. He’s a dedicated collector of disco and funk gems and rarities.
A DJ and producer with talent that stretches beyond his years, he’s crafted his own-brand of house and techno through DJ sets at some of the worlds most respected clubs such as Fabric, The Warehouse Project, Smartbar or Lux.
With these playing experiences John-e gained very British electronic roots: playing various musical styles such as break-beat, minimal techno, progressive or deep-house, mixing it all up a bit.
Kaesar, the restless, deep connoisseur of music well beyond the electronic that dominates as few. From North to South he has made people dance, from the most underground to the most explosive – like the Neopop festival in Viana or the Universo Paralello in Brazil, a brother country that is his second home. More than a presence, it is an inspiration. Reference of the publisher and a promise of a good and balanced party.
Kölsch’s work proved to rewrite the rulebook on techno production, setting it on a melodic, emotion-induced course. Kölsch returns to Kompakt this year with his long-awaited album ‘1983,’ a veritable master class from one of techno’s very best.
With exceptional energy and unique character, Kosme shares his vision of house and techno with an attentive public. His sets are full of passion and a contagious groove, with his eclectic influences being refined to modern tastes.
With a cryptic history incorporating nearly two decades of aliases and side projects born out of free parties in warehouses, fields and basements, it is under this moniker that the artist has truly come into his own. His skill and vision spanning from 135 bpm wave powerful to a pensive and subtle ambient track
Magda defined herself as a DJ under the Minus umbrella, but since has forged her own path. With an open mind, Magda will try her hand at whatever feels right; to tech collaborations, fashion and art, Magda has created a truly unique, multifaceted expression of herself.
Marvin & Guy
The Marvin & Guy project was born under the shadow of a palm tree while a flamingo listened to tropical music, way back in 2011. The duo’s first release was an EP with the Japanese label Let’s Get Lost, the naughty child in the expansive Mule Musiq label family.
Mathew Jonson really is one of a kind. He’s developed one of the most distinctive voices in electronic dance music: when you hear one of Jonson’s tracks, you almost immediately know it’s his. And yet there’s no mistaking any given track for another. His music offers a rare fusion of populist intensities and nuanced musicality.
She was born and lives in Porto, a city where she has been in club booths for more than 6 years.
Purely electronic sounds, from Bass to Acid House, from Disco to Techno, when the slogans are these, MVRIA drives the track with dexterity and elegance.
Responsible for parties such as Grrrl Riot and Aerobica, a resident DJ in Passos Manuel where she also does the music schedule, half of the double Light Machine with João Vieira (DJ Kitten / White Haus) and author of “Bulir” – monthly program on Rádio Quantica – MVRIA already shared the booth with names like Daniel Avery, Xosar, Bonobo, Helena Hauff, Nina Kraviz, Lindstrom or Clara 3000
As a DJ, producer and remixer, Michael Mayer remains one of Germany’s core celebrities in dance music. It’s no secret that he spends his weekends traveling around the globe. It’s likely throughout his career he’s played in front of millions.
Grenoble born Caroline Hervé, aka Miss Kittin has over the past years become one of the most inspiring DJs and voices to emerge within the electronic music scene. Alongside long-time production partner The Hacker, and many others, have confirmed Miss Kittin’s star billing status.
Nic Fanciulli has become one of the most influential artists to comeout of the international dance scene in several years. With somany projects constantly in the works, Fanciulli stands out as atruly multitalented worldwide artist, with this perhaps being the keyto his longevity in an increasingly fast-paced industry.
Olivier Raymond, born in 1971 in Grenoble (France), got into disco & funk in his early teens. By 2016 the bedrock of french quality house & techno OXIA has created countless classics that proved themselves against the test of time with a number of mix compilations on his name and having run several record label.
Paul Ritch’s productions and performances, characterised by his powerful and harmonic techno with a touch of pure emotive soul, represent his true signature sound – the one that has projected him to global recognition. Without a doubt, 2016 will be transcendental for Ritch and as he looks to keep growing and achieve even greater goals, he will keep moving continually, always forming part of the worldwide electronic music scene.
She made her recording debut in January 2016. With a diverse range of inspriations including J Dilla, Patrick Cowley, Yellow Magic Orchestra and DJ Sotofett, her productions immediately garnered attention for the maturity of their sound.
With a solid worldwide dj career, a showcase of four Danceclub Magazine awards, headman of Flow, an internationally renowned label and a smooth personality, Dj Pena is one of the leading portuguese progressive djs in the world.
Due to his unique production style, Matt has managed to carve out his own distinct Radio Slave sound which many often try to emulate, and which makes him a highly sought after remixer. As a DJ, Matt is in as much demand as he is for his production faculties.
Rex the Dog
Rex the Dog is responsible for some of the most infectious and exuberant ’80s-inspired electro house singles in a decade chock-full of them. Before veteran producer Jake Williams (aka JX) stepped forward to officially confirm rumors of his involvement, the mystery surrounding Rex the Dog’s identity garnered a fair amount of attention in electronic circles — but it never overshadowed the music itself, with its recognizable, impressively durable template of simple, sturdy midtempo beats, buoyant burbling bass, and melodic but constantly mutating portamento synth riffs (and occasionally vocals) flanged and filtered into delirium.
With this pseudonym the producer made his first steps in Kompakt with the selection and the mix in 2011 of Wuppdeckmischmampflow that included material of Ricardo Villalobos, Claro Intelecto and Four Tet, among others. His style has always been in the minimal techno and microhouse.
Stockholm’s Samo DJ continually sabotages the model with distinctive productions that fearlessly compact a myriad of demented ideas with a twisted Scandinavian cheek.
Responsible for multiple standout L.I.E.S. releases, Samo’s tweaked out edits and remixes have also been issued by Public Possession, Macadam Mambo and Klasse Wrecks.
Luckily he got swept away by the huge techno movement in 1992, taking him straight to the eminent clubs Omen and Dorian Gray in Frankfurt and opening his mind for electronic music. Being part of an ecstatic crowd wasn’t enough for the ambitious Scharre.
Reclusiva e enigmática, Mariana Cruz já teve algumas encarnações artísticas desde que começou a ser reconhecida como uma das mais talentosas dj’s de Portugal em 2003, um raro caso de uma jovem vitoriosa num meio misógino, infecto de uma presença masculina quase absoluta.
One of the co-founders of Glasgow’s Numbers, Spencer started young. In his teenage years, he embarked upon what is now almost a decade of party planning and record releasing. From early beginnings in working in Glasgow’s world-renowned record store Rubadub, honing his DJing skills with schoolfriend Jackmaster
it’s been over two years since Talaboman’s ‘Sideral’ EP, a joint release out on Hivern Discs and Studio Barnhus. It was John Talabot and Axel Boman’s collaborative debut and marked a new sound for the pair, consisting of rich synth motifs and vivid, afro-infused drum programming. The two electronic artists have been independently successful in their respective careers, responsible for some of the most well-received dance releases in recent years
Trikk was praised as a young talent and embraced by so many as new star to look out for. After releasing on labels such ManMakeMusic and Lossless and remixes for Hotflush Recordings, Pets Recordings and more, nothing was left to prove.
Vasco Valente was born in the heart of the oldest demarcated wine region in world, the Douro, in Portugal. Splits his life between music and winemaking and has been djing since 2005.
Constantly evolving and picking up impulses, she follows her intuition rather then trends and she keeps surprising with unexpected sets, that have an unpretentious, female touch.
Her roots reach back to the golden age of techno and house- the early 90’s. Over a decade of experience behind the decks turned her into a routined DJ, that is booked in numerous places all over the world. At the same time though, she’s still a insiders’ tip to many.
V i L is a DJ and producer from Lisbon, Portugal. An organic entity who explores a textural ground that is based on daily inspirations from Doom/Black Metal, Techno and Breakbeat. In his productions and djsets he creates and dissipates tension, leading us through an intense, uncertain grey path from the future, where energy flows side by side with melody.
A man of many aliases, we were treated to a wonderfully psychedelic and body-moving set from the man behind the label Themes From Great Cities. The man behind some of the most interesting releases from the last few years, Jan Schulte aka Wolf Müller aka Bufiman has been slowly climbing up the ladder of electronic music and is now one of its most exciting figures.