When i flip my old CD collection i always find Timo Maas tracks with a start next to them. Yes, since the beginning, his tracks influenced me and millions of clubbers and music lovers, DJs and producers.. The German DJ/producer and remixer whose career in electronic music spans well over 30 years has a lot to share about his career, his success story, and his tips and tricks.
A force is any interaction that will change not only the motion of an object, but also the motion of energy. Renowned as one of the hardest working figures, Anja Schneider is a tireless creative force, that has been putting the global dance music industry into motion. She is a DJ, producer, the boss behind her label Sous Music, and a radio broadcaster, what made her responsible for introducing a generation of Berliners to electronic music since 2000.
Not only she is one of the top global techno artists, but she is one special self made ambassador with an inspiring story. Get to know Nakadia up close and find out how she transformed herself from a “poor rural Thai-girl” to become one of the world’s leading female Techno artists. As a DJ, she toured the world playing hundred of gigs and sharing decks with the likes of Sven Vath, Richie Hawtin, and Carl Co. As producer Nakadia is famous for her percussive grooves and powerful beats, with releases on Labels such as Carl Cox’s Intec, Filth on Acid, Set About or Codex.
Having started his DJ career during the early 90’s, Fred Everything gained a great reputation in Canada and Europe after sharing the decks with many of the biggest icons in the electronic dance music industry and releasing on labels such as 20:20 vision. Towards the end of the 90s, a remix of Derrick Carter’s “Life Is Like A Circle”, as well as the release of Under the Sun gave Fred Everything more popularity as a remixer. Soon after that, Fred’s name populated a lot of DJ Charts and took the attention of more labels around the world, and he decided to launch his own label Lazy Days Music, where many of today’s global sound shapers find home.
My very first encounter with the name “Hannes Bieger” was when Jimmy Van M contacted me concerning our collaboration for the “A Day With” Masterclasses series Per-vurt has been launching in Beirut. We had previously hosted Robert Babicz for a Mastering masterclass, and this time it was about Mixing. Hannes gave a 5 hours masterclass at Per-vurt before his gig at Madhouse. Being one of Europe’s most in-demand mixing engineers, Hannes has been working with the top icons in the Techno scene and decided to return to making music. His studio sessions, where he was producing all analog on massive modular systems, got viral on social media. His music got the attention of respected labels such as Bedrock and Poker Flat.
It was a challenge for the Italian young producer Stiv Hey to reserve a solid place in the global techno scene in less than 6 month. His first releases got acknowledged by Dubfire, Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, and Marco Carola. Stiv has been releasing on the top labels in the market such as Unrilis, Tronic, Octopus and Set About, to name few. His punchy floor-filling productions are inspirational and they shape the modern sound of techno.
It is a rare case to log into Beatport and not find a Hollen original or remix climbing the top Techno & Tech House charts. It is also unusual for the biggest DJs in the world to not include the Hollen’s sound in their performances and charts. The Italian DJ & Producer Hollen proved himself as an extraordinary artist who never fails to deliver quality DJ format music that shook the dance floors all over the world and contributed in the evolution of today’s tech sound
Since years, the German producer, DJ and live act Solee stands for quality electronic dance music, rooted between Melodic Techno and deep Progressive House. Aside from his own label Parquet Recordings, his productions have graced some of the best-known underground record labels in the world such as Bedrock, Suara, Noir Music, Sudbeat, Yoshitoshi, Einmusika, only to name a few.
Being one of the most influential electronic artists of the moment, Alan Fitzpatrick’s profile continues to transition rapidly from the techno underground towards the electronic music main stage, attracting significant attention from BBC Radio 1, Mixmag and Resident Advisor and elevating Fitzpatrick to the position of global headliner. Despite spreading his musical wings, Fitzpatrick’s magic touch remains with this latest stylistic departure producing some of his biggest hits to date in the form of stand-out releases for Drumcode, B-Pitch Control, Hotflush Recordings, Hypercolour and 17 Steps, plus remixes for Roisin Murphy, Leftfield, Gorgon City and Moby.
I don’t remember a time i did not see the name Sidney Charles while i was browsing the Beatport Top 100 House charts. “His take on house music is known amongst fans as The Sidney Sound: it’s one built on heavy low ends, the immediate impact of chunky drums, cavernous low frequencies and hard hitting rhythms that connect directly with your body”. Over the years, he has played DC10 Circo Loco and so many respected festival and events. He is one of those producers and DJs who has been successfully sustaining a signature sound that defines today’s house music.