As a DJ, Daniel was the first time in 1995 on local events in Freising. In the following years, he recorded, among other things The Analog Digital Festival / Munich (live), Club Achter Mai / Berlin, the City Jazz Festival / Brunswick, U60311/Frankfurt, kerosene / Augsburg and regularly several clubs in and outside Germany. Since 2007 he has been resident DJ at the Rote Sonne in Munich. Moreover, he invites a monthly national and international DJ guests on his own highly successful series of events at the Black Sheep (Forza Electronica) in Augsburg.
1995 was also the starting year for Daniel as a producer. After a first remix for Media Records in 2005, he published regularly on different labels, including his own imprint Pastamusik. In 2011 he became a member of the SUOL family through his highly acclaimed “The One”-EP.
His world is shrinking down to Detroit, Chicago, New York and Berlin within the following years, he’ll equip himself with records and turntables and not look over the rim of his MKII ever again. Adam Ports biography is different. Adam was Hardcore, when he was 16. No, not Rotterdam-Hardcore. We’re talking New York-, Boston- and Washington D.C.-Hardcore here. It’s a past that he still lives up to, cultivating it in his vegetarian-straight-edge-lifestyle.
After that there was HipHop. He got in touch with turntablism, discovered his love for vinyl and evolved to be a skilled DJ for the first time. Then, finally came Techno. This way of tracing down spaces, giving one the best possible chance of self-development, is the essential reason for Ports presence being so unique. There’s no scene-dictated tunnel view in his activities, there is only a pointed emphasis on style, on groove and sophistication. An emphasis, that, because it’s informed by Dub, Danchall, Rap, Soul or even Psychedelic Rock, is advanced enough to always shine through the inflationary characteristic of the genre as notably original. That applies to both, his productions and his DJ-sets.
What Adam Port is laying his hands on might have its place within the parameters of House and Techno, but it’s always more than that. It’s his style.
Er ist vielleicht der einzige Techno-Export seiner Heimatstadt Istanbul. Onur Özer spielt seit 2005 regelmäßig in den wichtigsten Clubs weltweit. Während der Woche kehrt er gerne wieder zurück in die Stadt, die sich über zwei Kontinente erstreckt. Dort wo westliche und östliche Einflüsse ganz unmittelbar aufeinandertreffen, hat Özer sein Studio. Als Inspirationsquelle dient ihm seine Heimatstadt jedoch nur bedingt."Das einzige, was mich in Istanbul inspiriert, ist das Erscheinungsbild, die Silhouette der Stadt. Also ihre Natur, ihre Geschichte und ihr Äußeres. Impressionen im musikalischen Sinne finde ich dort aber nicht so viele", sagt Onur. 2007 geht es mit der Karriere von Özer weiter nach oben. Sein Track "Halikarnas" schafft es auf Sven Väth's Cocoon Compilation G. "Es ist das Volk, das die Musik schafft. Wir Musiker arrangieren sie nur." Ganz schön bescheidene Worte für das Riesentalent aus dem Cocoon-Stall.
When Dixon entered the Berlin club circuit in the early 90’s, he established his name on the strength of DJing. Back then, confidence or experience based on putting out mixes in the internet did not matter as much as it does now. You had to do your practice, of course, but when your thing was good and tight enough to take it to the clubs, there were opportunities to do so. But those opportunities meant responsibilities. A residency did not mean playing the same club every once in a while, it meant playing the same club every week. Dixon was always more than happy to spend this much time on his nights, because he takes his profession seriously. It is exactly what matters most to him. He has always been and he always will be a DJ first.
Spencer Parker is one of Europe's leading dj's, his unique style of house music is in demand the world over and with his productions, remixes and re-edits being supported by such names as Radio Slave, Luciano, Laurent Garnier, Richie Hawtin, Ben Watt, Nic Fanciulli and Pete Tong, the future looks bright.
Spencer's style is simply best described as underground electronic house music. Preferred record labels range from the techno stylings of Oslo, Planet E, Liebe Detail, and Rekids through to the uber-cool house of Buzzin Fly, Ibadan, Tsuba and Objektivity. A set from Spencer would include minimal, electronic and acid house alongside some cool jackin' tracks and the odd trippy vocal.
Roland Appel started producing music and spinning records in the early nineties. He was a member of Fauna Flash ( together with christian Prommer ) and the Trüby Trio ( with rainer trüby + christian prommer ). They produced 3 studio albums with these projects and one dj kicks with the trüby trio. 2002 he was releasing one album with his projekt with peter kruder and christian prommer called voom:voom. with every project he toured the world and played the big clubs and festivals (roskilde festival, sonne mond und sterne, sunflower, big chill, 10 days off, montreux jazz festival, sonar festival, fabric london, cielo new york, weekend berlin, yellow tokio, etc... 2004 he moved to paris france and lived there for 1 and a half year. During that time he started to write music for his solo career. After returning to munich / germany he teamed up with engineer jan krause to start recording. For all the vocals he brought the singer araba walton in, a high profile singer/ actress who had exactly the strange vibe he was looking for to put the songs to the next level.
Henrik Schwarz was born and raised in South Germany where he also took his first musical steps as a DJ in local Clubs playing Rap, Hip Hop, Rare Groove and Jazz and Detroit Techno. Soon after he started to spin regularly he was also interested in computer music production and started to do his own tracks in 1992 with a few drummachines and synths. When he got his first Laptop in 1998 he began integrating it in his DJ-Sets and soon the Laptop played an important role in all his music activities. The software got better and better and Henrik was enjoying the new possibilities. Over the last years with international bookings all around the globe Henrik improved his HENRIK SCHWARZ LIVE show and is now one of the most requested live acts in the dance scene.
MUNK is the band of MATHIAS MODICA. One of the two owners of the GOMMA LABEL from Germany. Mathias is half German and half Italian. He releases music under the name of Munk, travels around the world as a DJ and with his MUNK band, runs the Gomma label with his friend Jonas Imbery, does T shirt designs, produces music for independent fashion shows, does soundinstallations and organizes exhibitions (the MondoGomma shows that have been taken place in Tokio, Stockholm, Berlin a.o. cities).
Spätestens seit ihrem Floorfiller "Hormony", der unter anderem bei Carl Craig und Gilles Peterson auf Hot Rotation lief, sind die beiden Wahl-Berliner zum international hofierten DJ- und Producer-Team aufgestiegen. Ihre musikalischen DJ-Ausflüge sind dabei seit jeher mit Spaß verbunden. Da kann es durchaus vorkommen, dass sich zu kolossalen Bassdrums plötzlich Discohymnen oder wilde Synthesizer-Attacken dazugesellen. Clubs sind schließlich nicht für Diskussionen rund um Poptheorie gebaut worden, sondern für eine Party. Sweat all over the place!