From 2003 electronic composer Eelke Kleijn has pushed the borders. There’s much love for the unique productions & dynamic sets from the Dutchman with Hernán Cattáneo, Sasha & Dave Seaman dropping his tracks. But it was Nick Warren who put 8Bit Era on his GU 030: Paris compilation and rocketed his career with sets Moonpark in Buenos Aires & Warung in Brazil. Global Underground released his debut Naturally Artificial, he’s remixed Way Out West & Sander Kleinenberg, and written for NIKE & Joolz. His Outside the Box Music radio show & podcast are massive and his album UntoldStories on Manual Music highlights his style as one single piece.
New York born maverick Bill Patrick is something of a mystery... Since his days as a DJ in legendary Manhattan clubs like The Limelight, Vinyl & Arc this NuRomantic moved to Berlin and is now a European. The founder of the famed Robots parties plus the host of Robot Radio, he’s known for his deep, psychedelic trance style as heard at festivals like Romania’s Sunwaves and clubs like Fabric, Cocoon and Kristal alongside contempoaries like Lee Burridge, Seth Troxler, Ryan Crosson and Shaun Reeves...
Puerto Rico born Carlos Sosa aka DJ Sneak moved to Chicago bringing sounds of salsa & meringue to underground house from Farley Jackmaster Funk. He got his name tagging & started label Defiant. Cajual and Relief released his trax bringing him fame & his disco house grooves are his signature sound inspiring Basement Jaxx & Armand Van Helden. You can’t hide from your bud on Derrick Carter’s Classic was a masterpiece & his booking agency All World Entertainment reps some big names. He’s played the world circuit like Miss Moneypenny’s & Homelands, and is a remix veteran.
A dedicated vinyl junkie from day one, Desyn Masiello has been part of the house & rave scene since the start. He’s DJed for over 10 years, playing all the big cities, clubs and festivals. Mix compilations include Balance, Ministry of Sound, Bedrock and Yoshitoshi... John Digweed calls him the man that never sleeps. HIs focus has always been the production of his DJ sets giving clubbers ‘a special ride’. He teams up with Omid 16b and Demi playing together as SOS. He plays a weekly radio show and continues to tour the world
Founder of Rhythm & Soul, Melboure’s influential and respected music store, Armado’s sound of sound of Balearic, tribal, ambient and techno influences has seen him play the best clubs like The Mansion & Dome, alongside John Digweed, Anthony Pappa, James Zabiela & Sasha. He created legendary 8 hour Loft Sets and hosted radio show Afterhours on KissFM playing chillout and deep house vibes. He’s resident at Melbourne’s Annual Good Life N.Y.E parties and continues to host his weekly internet show Atmospherics.
Chicago house icon Bad Boy Bill... ladies man & entrepreneur came a long way from his days on the radio. At 16 Julian Jumpin Perez introduced him to Farley Jackmaster Funk who recruited him to scratch and mix at WGCI, he played B96 radio, and had success with Bangin’ In The Box, & Behind the Decks on System Recordings. With his pumping house sound and legendary turntable tricks & quick mixes he used to spin deep house, acid house, hip house, freestyle, techno, and says he used to wear Wranglers, now it’s Prada
Dominican born Aldo D’Alessandro, started going to festivals in 2000 - decided he wanted to DJ and got a gig with Tony J Rios and Dave Seaman, he started playing in the Tunell alongside David Rodriguez and counts sound engineer Bolivar Gomez, as a mentor... He plays a freestyle mix of house, disco, techno, something like Danny Howells, plus progressive & tribal. Outside his home he’s been in Miami with Sasha, Eric Morillo, Josh Wink, Infusion, and at Privilege with Anthony Pappa, James Zabiela & Lee Burridge
One half of London’s Space DJ’z, with Jamie Bissmire, Ben Long is famed for getting people to dance to obscure songs. Growing up with breakdancing, graffiti and hip hop, he made the connection to techno and first played for Bandulu & The Orb at Brixton Academy. Releasing Return to Earth on Infonet, he’s remixed for pumping techno labels Tortured & Primate along with Umek & Ade Fenton. His own Ergonomix label, like Jeff Mills Cycle 30 release, is solely devoted to locked grooves.
Derrick “Mayday” May is one of the kings of the Detroit techno sound alongside high school mates Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson. He released as Mayday and Rhythim Is Rhythim on his own Transmat Records label, but it was the killer sound of Strings Of Life that brought Detroit techno and eventually acid house to European clubbers. He cut trax for System 7’s debut album, & Network released Innovator: Soundtrack For The Tenth Planet. He’s credited with the finest remix ever - Sueno Latino’s Sueno Latino!
American house producer & DJ Derrick Carter was born in Compton but raised in Chicago, home of Felix da Housecat and Frankie Knuckles. A key player in the Chicago house scene (and worldwide) he’s kept a low profile since his rise to fame. His style remains firmly rooted in 70’s black music with nods to old school disco, soul and jazz. He had a strong influence on ambient techno in the UK and famously ran record label Classic Recordings that closed after its 100th release.
Dave Pearce is known for his euphoric style of trance and hard dance anthems. He started DJing as a schoolboy and had his own station at 16. By 17 he was DJing in Bombay! He presented the BBC’s first hip hop show which led him to be featured on Public Enemy’s It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back. Dave hosted a daily drivetime show on Kiss and The Breakfast Show for Ravers on Radio 1. He continues to be one of the most hardworking globetrotting DJs
Darren Emerson’s 20 year career started when Karl Hyde asked him to join Underworld. From dubnobasswithmyheadman they sold 1m+ albums, plus Trainspotting track Born Slippy. He’s remixed The Chemical Brothers & made Cream Separates... he left Underworld for Global Underground releasing Uruguay & Singapore & Bogata. His DJ Mag label of the year Underwater saw him & Sasha making Ibiza classic Scorchio & spinning at Pacha with Erick Morillo. New label DETONE, released Gracelands & Decisions. He DJs a bit too...
Jonathan More & Matt Black, aka Coldcut, started during the acid house & rave scenes. Hey Kids, What Time Is It? inspired by scratch deck heroes like Double D & Steinski was the UK’s first breaks record & launched Ninja Tune & Ntone, home to Hedfunk, Hex & DJ Food. The Journeys by DJs & their show on Kiss Solid Steel meant their urban breakbeat experimental freestyle was heard at clubs like Blech & Heavenly Sunday Social. Albums include Let Us Play! the remix Let Us Replay! and more recent Sound Mirrors...
New talent Dan Kelly spins Trance, Hard Dance & Electro gaining him support from Radio 1’s Kutski and Anne Savage. His hard dance label Electrik Shandy Recordings plus ES Reboot and Electrik Shandy White are beloved by the likes of Lisa Lashes and Markus Schulz - a really exciting producer to keep an eye on, his 2011 track Devotion was massive on Rush Hour with Christopher Lawrence & Trackitdown.net. He’s played Goodgreef and Premonition alongside Eddie Halliwell, Showtek, Tidy Boys and M Zone.
Netherlands-based producer & DJ Cor Fijneman has been playing since 1994. He collaborated with Tiësto. on singles projects before earning a residency at Spock in his hometown of Breda. Fijneman held down the gig for four years, before mixing the fifth volume of the In Trance We Trust series on Tiësto’s label Black Hole Recordings. As a result, Fijneman’s popularity spread and he now plays across the world including Norway, Panama, Columbia, and Greece, plus more In Trance We Trust releases.
With school friends like Fabio, Grooverider & Dave Angel CD ditched banking in 95 when his warm ups for Tim Westwood at Gossips led to Abstrakt Dance on Kiss FM. For 16 years the ground breaking show bought Techno to the masses complete with revolutionary visuals! Guests included Hawtin, Garnier, Saunderson & Cox... Alongside Colin Faver the Deep Spaceclub nights played at Electric Boogie & Vapour Space, Spinning at Fabric & Rex, Sunrise, Energy & the Bloc Festival. His label is Conic & he now plays the D.S.T.P Warehouse.
Marseilles born CG was the youngest dj ever at Club Queen in Paris. Influenced by Laurent Garnier and Carl Cox he began at 13! In 1998 his move to Miami & his European beats style earned him a 4 year residency at Crobar, then Nikki Beach Club and Saturday nights at Space alongside Oscar G & The Funky Green Dogs. He released his House Sessions on Ultra Records and played Pacha in Ibiza, Club Stereo in Montreal & Capitulo V in Portugal alongside Steve Lawler, Josh Wink, Deep Dish, Timo Maas, Danny Howells, & Lee Burridge.
Italian DJ, remixer & producer Claudio Coccoluto (aka Coccodance) began in 80’s Gaeta on local Radio Andromeda playing then underground dance & pop house. He’s remixed Adamski, played New York’s Sound Factory, London’s Ministry of Sound, Queen in Paris and Kiss Kiss in Naples and most often Coccoluto Goa in Rome... His label The Dub released his 5th album Vinyl Heart and his self penned autobiographical book is titled ‘I, DJ’ Says it all really...