REMIXER & COLLABORATOR
Andrew Duke (CAN)
Andrew Duke has been composing, producing, remixing, and performing music since 1987.
His music is consistently referred to by the media and listeners alike as continuously presenting a unique and distinct sound; quotes:
“Andrew Duke creates music that sounds like it has a reason for living” (The Wire, UK); “He often seems to be inventing new genres” (Cyclic Defrost, Australia); “Andrew Duke renews my faith in the world of techno” (Igloomag/Microview, USA); “Andrew Duke reinvents himself almost with every release” (All Music Guide, USA)…
Consumer vs. User (Phthalo/USA) was nominated Album of the Year (Urban) at the 2006 Music Nova Scotia Awards. Two PSAs he scored for the national Racism: Stop It! campaign were recognized with awards in March 2005. His Sprung album (released on France’s Bip-Hop label in 2002) was nominated for Album of the Year (Electronica) at the 2003 annual Canadian Independent Music Awards.
Area is a heavily active producer, remixer and DJ under his moniker m50 with a weekly radioshow on Chicago´s WNUR.
Area has produced a wide range of material, including aggressive club tracks, atmospheric ambient soundscapes, soundtracks for modern choreography and film pieces, as well as reworking material from artists like Chicago's Steve Poindexter, Barcelona's Pablo Bolivar, and New York's Echologist.
He released on labels such as Echospace, Mathematics, Wave Music and his own imprint Kimochi.
As We Said (HUN)
Attila Beregi is producing music more seriously only since 2010. He is interested in mash-ups of dub-techno, minimal, experimental and deep house with a little bit jazz inside.
Although so new and fresh in the scene he already released on many labels such as Numbolic, Klangscheiben, BlueCode, Doma Musique, Musickollektiv, Mischievous Musique and others.
Berk Offset (GER)
… aka Rainer Maria Silke – heavily active DJ, producer, live-act and label owner known as Berk Offset as solo live- act.
Cooperations and projects: error, Cannibal Cooking Club, Phööptärt (together with Tanaka Hideyuki), 9Volt label.
He is the man for the freaky and innovative side of danceable music always searching for a way to combine reduced, slow but heavy pumping and lumbering techno with his beloved Brighton sound. He calls that style “Phrikkel” or “Fehlerfunk”.
He released on Musik Krause, Snork Enterprises, Mo’s Ferry Prod, 9Volt, Frucht, Doma, Klangscheiben and many more labels, remixed Dapayk, Leafcutter John, Aka Aka, Sven Laux, Storlon, Alicia Hush, Andrés Marcos and others…
Caro Snatch (GBR)
Electro-poetress based in Manchester toying with conventions, deleting barriers, cogitating, learning languages, recording mundane sounds hence appreciating magic in the mundane, sculpting tracks, sun absorbing (with lotion of course), swimming in the sea, forging desire paths.
Musings on audio engineering, independent music and other my other creative activities.
Dimitar Dodovski (Macedonia)
Dimitar Dodovski is a producer based in Bitola / Macedonia.
In his tracks he puts focus on texture, layers, various loops and fragments which interfere with each other, thus resulting in complex sound sculptures. He believes in a radio-friendly experimentalism, which is not a waste of listener's time but a carefully compressed view of what an artist has to say with tracks.
He likes jazz, dub, afro, kraut, funk, techno, etc…mostly music with sharp catchy messages.
Likes walking out in the mountains, cuddling his cat, spending some time with precious friends and a good sleep!
Kwamina Roberts is a formerly ballet dancer & artistic painter living in Zurich/Switzerland. Today he works as a freelancer for graphic design.
Under the alias 'Dupois' he produces cinematic ambient music.
As part of 'Dualism' he is involved in minimal tech music as well as playing live-P.A.s.
He is heading successfully the Numbolic music label.
Kimathi Moore was born in Paris, France in 1966 amidst a multicultural environment where his parents were strongly involved in music, social awareness, art, writing and philosophy. In this environment, Kimathi naturally developed a passion for the arts and creative expression.
An electronic musician and percussionist by trade, Kima's music is strongly inspired by his love of paintings (Impressionism, Surrealism, Neo-Surrealism), visual arts, and the exploration of personal childhood themes.
There are countless influences in Kima's music; Free Jazz, Modern Classical and West and East African music. The overarching theme in his music deals with his private inner world – for that reason he considers his pieces to be more like sound "paintings"
Edinburgh based Marco Donnarumma is a relative newcomer to the post-dubstep and future garage styles, but critics have embraced his obvious talent with open arms; his music has been compared to "the spacious moves of James Blake", "the more ghostly ends of the Berlin dub-techno sound", "the elegant spatial minimalism of Basic Channel" and to a cold rave tool sitting somewhere between Autechre, Robert Logan and Cane.
As Kuoyàh, his debut ‘Chase The Comedown’ for UK label Frijsfo Beats was a unique-sounding piece of work for the label, smartly followed by a remix of Point B and the even better ‘Angels Dub EP’, along with reworkings of its title track by Geiom and Sully. Part of that record’s success lay in toning down his beat-based experiments in favour of rolling roots-of-dubstep vibes and the filmic feel of classic Horsepower Productions.
His latest material, though, has absolutely floored the scene: "Aurorae" includes six pieces, split over two digital EPs, of the lushest, most unfathomable music we’ve heard this year. In its spooky luminosity and four-dimensional grasp of sound design, it bears closer comparison to the exquisitely degraded techno and electronica of Vladislav Delay and the Chain Reaction label, than to any of Kuoyàh’s natural contemporaries.
Marlene Magnoli (GER)
Marlene is a young and highly talented illustrator, DJ and producer from Duesseldorf. who settled over to Berlin in 2011. She has a strong vision of an organic and playful blend of deep, minimal techno, where lots of diverse tiny animals seem to live in.
PierrotheMoon ( FRA)
Pierro is a composer of electronic music from Northern France.
Inspired by the experimental electronica field, often very cinematic and full of humour, he is crazy about ambient textures and jerky rhythms somewhere between breaks, breakcore, IDM, glitch et cetera.
His productions are highly skilled - mostly heavy in bass and very crispy in the high end.
He manages the netlabel The Studio Stereo (which once was initiated by The Marx Trukker).
Plaster is an electronic music project based in Rome, formed by Gianclaudio H. Moniri and Giuseppe Carlini in 2008.
Their solo projects [Kaeba/Agan] give the feeling for their perspective on dark musical experiences.
Though the years different collaborations especially with video makers and visuals artists like Lasal, David Terranova and Emanuele Foti (tzpx) has been realized.
Plaster participated in several European festivals sharing the stage with artist such as Alva Noto and Ryoji Ikeda, Frank Bretschneider and Cristian Vogel...
They manage the Rome based audio-visual collective Dromoscope.
Polar Aviation (GBR)
Andrew Haines was born in 1981 in Lancashire, England.
Polar Aviation is a project launched in February 2011 to explore processed granular Electronics within a warm and vintage ethic from a personal perspective.
The Polar Aviation audio / visual project aims to be experimental in outlook whilst developing an eclectic series of distinct and characteristic works.
The project hopes to draw upon various aspects from several notable contemporary electronic music genres, whilst negotiating a path between the 'deep analogue' and 'innovative digital' schools of electronics.
Thus, a symbiosis of modified experimental software and vintage analogue hardware are intended as the primary tools of the project.
Aspects of experimental graphic design and photography are also intended to enhance and accompany audio material.
RJ Valeo (USA)
US born (New York) RJ Valeo is an electronic music producer, live performer, and event curator.
Influenced by microsound, glitch, techno, new wave, idm, and industrial, he produces and releases under a variety of monikers.
These monikers include the post-modern digital-futurist dance music of Isomer Transition, the brooding, somber and sometimes challenging experimental sounds of ‘Richard J Valeo’, and the uplifting, meditative and sublimely spiritual melodies of ‘RJ Valeo’.
RJ Valeo released on fine labels such as Type, Archipel, Neo Ouija, Hobby Industries as well as on his own Io imprint.
He also runs the transelectronic.net online-magazine.
Silvana Rogazione (SUI)
Coming from the Sicilian Barocco Living Images, Silvana Rogazione has explored all the techniques of painting.
She crossed continents to specialize through Balinese techniques ink on canvas.
She learned from the local customs and full of her life experiences.
Silvana use the image now and video to define and express her special deep feelings.
The music accompanying her work in raising her memories, images, needs and unspoken... fears and desires.
Filled with stories of life, she synthetizes, symbolizes the feelings by a set of lights and contrasts in an image.
A form of expression, a view she has about people's beauty, the atmosphere of the places she's been to. With her perceptions, in a sharing…
Tanaka Hideyuki (JAP)
Tanaka Hideyuki's music style can be described as disjointed machine noise or just as futurist dance music.
It is the opposite of electronic music inside electronic music based on imaginative, deep grooves of experimental funk.
Tanaka collaborates with Berk offset in the phrikkel & fehlerfunk act Phööptärt.
A project that began in 2005 between friends after jam-sessions and a collaborative work on a video- and sound-piece for a video-art festival.
The point: creative interaction, experimentation, co-ordination…
The producer behind Urbanoise is Panayiotis Vaxevanakis a.k.a. Asty Tekk, who regularly collaborates with various musicians and friends, jamming and playing live on the stages in Athens and Thessaloniki.
Urbanoise blends electronics noises, glitches, cut-ups obsessions of Asty Tekk with the sounds of his collaborators.
Pana hosts the weekly Urbanoise radioshow at the netradio station Cooradio.
Zzzzra is a french dubtechno producer with lots of releases mainly in the netlabel scene on labels like Insectorama, Deepindub, Schall Netlabel and his own imprint Persona Records.
He is one of a few figures, who serves an eclectic and forward-thinking although still classical form of dubtechno.