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M.U.M & Flow Management proudly presents "Miami Sessions with Andrew Technique"- M.U.M- Episode 62
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement


ANDREW TECHNIQUE - biography

Be Ray Ya Book Hey, Can't Play the Piano, Luna Park and Fresh are just some productions which recently invested Andrew Technique as one of the hottest young electronic artists in the region. And it's not a small deal if we take in account he's determined to challenge the infamous Slovenian techno heritage and take it to the whole new level. When he's not abusing the decks and comps on his own, Andrew, a protégé of Flow Management and dedicated member of SDJF initiative, performs as a member of Foreplay!, Parallel Fusion (live) and R&A projects. Well, he sure came a long way so far. Especially if we bear in mind he grew up on metal guitar reefs.

"It’s true. I'm an art junkie,” admits Andrew. “When I was a kid people thought I’d become a successful painter, actor, singer or whatever. But it was the music that attracted me the most for as long as I can remember. In business I believe in professionalism and dedication, but when it comes to producing and performing music I indulge in being lead by my feelings. And I’m very emotional. I can get goose bumps or even a tear in my eye listening to some great piece of music. I’m not ashamed to admit that. I do listen to the comments given by my friends and people that I personally believe they are credible critics. I respect good-intended critic, but I got where I am today mostly because I decided so and worked hard to reach some of my personal goals,” summarizes his career Andrej Šarkanj aka Andrew Technique.

Although as a master of his own destiny he almost abandoned his dream not so far ago. “Let’s just say I came to the major life-crossroad and had to decide what I wanted to do with life: I could have ended my music career right there and then or choose to channel all my free-time and energy into production and promotion of my own vision of dance music. It never was, and still isn’t, all roses. But now, that I finally get the positive feedback from the right people I’m happy I decided not to quit," explains Andrew with a tiny sparkle of satisfaction in his eyes. He made some big steps in 2007: he produced bunch of great fresh sounding tunes, his records are now being regularly played by the top deejays such as Umek and Valentino Kanzyani, some of his tracks were already broadcasted on BBC Radio 1 … But, regarding the strong competition, Andrew is aware that just a few of good releases will not bring him much.  So he doesn’t rest on early successes: "Dedication, sustain quality of releases and a bit of luck are key elements on which I build my future as an artist.”

It’s been more than a decade since he developed a passion for 4x4 beats. “I used to be into guitar music. I learned to play the piano, I joined the garage band as a teenager and I grew up on hard rock and metal,” smiles Andrew on not so distant memories. “During the high school period I came in touch with other genres, widened my musical spectrum and finally turned in totally different direction. I started listening to electronic stuff, learned how the music is selected, performed and produced and in a few years established myself as a tech-house deejay." Although some could label his sound more like unique mixture of minimal, electro and progressive elements. "We leave in a time of genre blending, so it’s hard to label one’s sound, anyway,” admits Andrew. "But those who follow my work do know I’ve always had a strong passion for organic African rhythms."

And how did he get his name? “Andrew was an obvious choice, just a translation of my civilian name. And I choose Technique since I was always very handy with stuff, I still work in a computer shop, MacGyver is a big hero of mine and the name also reflects what I do as an artist.” And the influences: "I listen to a lot of music and I got inspired by a lot of great artists along the way. I try to find something special in every piece of music and all musicians are mentors to me in a way. But the most important influence for me as an artist was and in a way still is our local super club Ambasada Gavioli. It was the place where I was introduced to electronic culture and where I experienced some great performances of leading global deejays.”

Andrew is also known as a “very friendly artist”. He's a member of SDJF initiative that is dedicated to constant development of the local electronic club scene and supporting young artists. And when he's not performing on his own, he abuses decks and comps as a member of Foreplay!, R&S and Parallel Fusion (live) projects: "There were also some others, but this things come and go and only the best stay. The basic idea behind collaborations is to get together with other artists, develop and share ideas or blend genres. And it's always more fun producing and performing music with other people than on your own."

As a producer he gets all the help he needs from his musical guru Tomy DeClerque. He established his name as part of Tomy or Zox combo on the house scene back in the 90's and is now successfully running his own studio that is second home to some of the hottest young producers in the region. Tomy and Andrew debuted on Kanzyani's Jesus Loved You label with the Obala EP in late 2007. Tomy also remixed Fresh which was included in Umek's Essential Mix and released on Circle Records: "Studio is my favorite place for spending free time. I go there most of the days and I try to channel my ideas, thoughts, wishes and feelings into the music." And since he's very passionate guy, there's a truckload of new records with Andrew's name on it planned for release in forthcoming months. "I'm already well established artist in the region, so now I'd like to spread my sound trough the rest of the Europe and elsewhere. There are many challenges I'd like to take, but the ultimate would be performing on another planet. I'm not kidding. I believe this is something I could achieve as an artist, so don't be surprised if you get a postcard from Mars or Venus someday."

Andrew Technique Playlist:

01. Valentino Kanzyani & Tomy DeClerque - 33a
02. Anton Pieete - Last Night
03. Magica - Dosem s remix
04. Hugo & D. Papini - Physical
05. R. Tapia - Mini Jack (Original Mix)
06. Dinamoe - Corner#1
07. B. Sanhaji - Symetria
08. B. Lima - Nicotine (anali rmx)
09. R. Cerrone - Burnt it (j. capriati rmx)
10. F. Grant - True colour 6pm
11. Sylar - Mellow (s. galli rmx)
12. A. Wolfe - The Legendary Bird man 2pm
13. Elia - Shuffle
14. B. Shade - Sweet Lies (j. stevens rmx)
15. Beatmode - On The Up (k. james rmx)
16. C. Liebing - Turbular Chord
17. A. Mochi - Harvester
18. Dualton & Masuki - The Swarm
19. R. Tapia - Morning Funk
20. M. Carola - Pampero
21. S. Lawler & A. Tepper - Doves
22. Pig & Dan - Magic Valley

Special Thanks to Marian,Alex and Andrew

Booking contact:
FLOW:MNGMNT
www.flow-management.net
info@flow-management.org

Marian: +386 41 234552
Alex: +386 51 352111

Direct download: _Andrew_Technique__Miami_Sessions_-_M.U.M.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:17am EST

M.U.M & 1605 Session proudly presents "Miami Sessions with Umek"- M.U.M- Episode 61
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement



DJ UMEK

Uroš Umek is internationally acclaimed music producer from Slovenia, seducing the masses with his own music blend for more than a decade. Always on the look for new sounds and determined to challenge every existing cliché in music industry, he managed to define his own vision of vanguard techno. Sure, this would not happen without the support of his loyal peers who’ve joined him on the production platforms such as Recycled Loops, Consumer Recreation and Astrodisco, with which they defined “Slovenian techno sound and successfully invested it as an important driving force on the global club scene.

The year 2007 marked the beginning of new chapter in Umek’s music career. After spending enormous amount of time and artistic energy bringing his characteristics sound to the whole new level, he presented new international music therapy called 1605 – Sixteenofive. No doubt this was a very risky move for such an established artist as DJ Umek. But it was the only way for him to stay on top of the game. And it seems he picked up the right decision at the crucial time: the response to his new vision of electronic dance music from his peers, critics, media and most importantly his fans is great and his productions are supported by some top dogs in the industry.

Umek recent productions include highly acclaimed club releases such as Overtake & Command, Ricochet Effect, Another Matter Entirely and Faithful Nights, but it were MTV supported hit singles Posing as Me and Carbon Occasions that stirred the most media attention and crossed over to the daily radio stations. Umek’s releases were lately included on the premiere club compilations mixed by artists such as Sander Kleinenberg, Judge Jules, Eddie Halliwell, John Digweed, M.I.K.E. or Carl Cox. He was amongst the headliners of esteemed summer music festivals such as Primavera, Monegros or Dance Valley and he conquered the South America on the joint tour with Valentino Kanzyani and Marko Nastić once more. And this was only the introduction in the Umek’s year 2008, when he plans to finally present long expected new artist album and his own live band.


Umeks Playlist:



01. Intro
02. A. Mochi - Hervester "Figure"
03. Thomas P Heckmann - City Of Sin "Slotmachine"
04. Loko - Johnny Eres Tu "Soulman Music"
05. Alan Fitzpatrick - Mau
06. Elia - Talking Fish "Analytictrail"
07. Kalon - Man Is The Superior Animal (Regis) "Sandwell District"
08. Mario Miranda - Loca Banda "Bosphorus Underground Recordings"
09. Lutzenkirchen - Nutcracker "Stil Vor Talent"
10. Dan Drastic - Slice Of Life (Johnny D Remix) "Moon Harbour"
11. Plus & Minus - Atlantide (Kiko Remix) "Sphera"
12. Nono, Tomoki - Sleep & Dance "Saw Recordings"
13. Umek - 16 Century Japan "Astrodisco"
14. Adam Freemer, Mike Constantini - Dirty City (D-Unity Remix) "Mecha Recordings"
15. Eriko Tanabe - Blue Shoes "Titbit Music"
16. Michael Burkat - Escape From Nowhere "Temper Music"
17. Marco Carola - Bloody Cash "Plus 8 Records"
18. Itamar Sagi - One Million Oaks "Soma Recordings"
19. Astronivo - Anything You Want feat. DJ Zombi (Miki Litvak & Ido Ophir Remix) "Sprout"
20. Johnny DJ - Yawn In The Night (Andy Smile Remix) "Empedo Records"
21. Simon Stokes - Kick Back "Monu Digital"
 


Special thanks to Matthew Hoag ,Mark and Umek

UMEK BOOKING CONTACT:

Tina / Kne'deep Berlin
tina@knedeep.net

Kne'deep Berlin
P.O. Box 41 12 02
12122 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 97 00 23 57
Fax: +49 30 79 78 38 53
www.knedeep.net


Direct download: _Umek__Miami_Sessions_-_M.U.M_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:38am EST

M.U.M & Flow Management proudly presents "Miami Sessions with Tomy DeClerque"- M.U.M- Episode 60
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement


Tomy DeClerque Bio:

A member of the new generation of Slovenian deejays, Tomy De Clerque grew up in an environment full of promising development in the sphere of electronic dance music.
 In front of his eyes the local scene has been turning into a globally acknowledged style of techno music in the hands of artists such as Umek and Valentino Kanzyani.
 A natural choice for a guy with talent and ambition was to jump the train – and Tommy DeClerque has road it ever since.

Performing as a deejay since he turned seventeen Tomy DeClerque soon realised that making his own production was essential if he wanted his carrier to really take off. He hooked up with his friend Zox to form the Tomy or Zox duo, and their hard work paid off as their My Desire single received some favourable feedback in Spain, Russia and Mexico.

However, it was the Music Makes Me Happy hit single that caught the attention of top artists being remixed by the likes of Mainframe and ATCF, and released on several prestigious compilations, such as Ministry Of Sound, DJ Awards at Pacha Ibiza and Blanco Y Negro Mix. ‘The greatest satisfaction, though, – Tomy says – was when we got set as Essential new tune of the week on Pete Tong’s celebrated Essential selection radio show.’

After parting ways with Fox, Tomy felt that it was time to take a break from a demanding life of producer and performer, before he went on to start his solo career. Searching for genuine underground sound that could revive the authentic feeling of electronic dance music he experienced in his youth Tomy turned to Valentino Kanzyani’s Jesus Loved You label releasing a much praised I Don’t Know. Driven by his passion for teamwork, a lot of his studio work is done in collaboration with his friend F. Sonik.

The duo’s first major success was winning VONYC remix competition with a remix of Valentino Kanzyani’s Nueva York, which is also a part of Carl Cox & friends at Space Ibiza 2008 compilation.
As a young player, Tomy DeClerque has accomplished a lot. But he is determined to accomplish even more. ‘You’ll hear a lot about me in the future,’ he promises.

Playlist:

1      TommyJoy(Original Mix)      Ian F. & Aneurya & Tomy DeClerque      Jesus Loved You

2     Bad Acid - Style Of Eye Remix     Deepgroove     Underwater Records

3     Moment Of Glory - Tomy DeClerque & F.Sonik RMX     Alexander Madness     Promo - Unreleased

4     Ljubav     Marko Nastic     Promo - Unreleased

5     Dandi & ugo     Bantan     Promo - Unreleased

6     Memento - Original Mix     Brian Sanhaji     CLR

7     CowGirl - Marko Nastic & TomyDeClerque RMX     Danilo Tomic     Promo - Unreleased

8     Drugstore Cowboys - Tomy DeClerque RMX     Tatoo Detectives     Teggno

9     2nd To None     Umek     Rekluse

10     Mastermind - Sara Galli 9th Line Remix     Ido Ophir, Gabe     eVapour8

11     Unintented Maneuver - My Master     Umek & Tomy DeClerque     Terminal M

12     Koya Si Ti     Aneuria     Promo - Unreleased

13     El remedio blanco Master     Valentino Kanzyani & Tomy DeClerque     Recon Light

Special Thanks To Mr Marian & Tomy.

Booking and artist contact:

FLOW:MNGMNT


Flow management (Slovenia)



www.flow-management.net
info@flow-management.org
+386 41 234552

Direct download: TomyDeClerque__Miami_Sessions_-_M.U.M_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:42pm EST

M.U.M & Teggno Records proudly presents "Miami Sessions with Lance Blaise"- M.U.M- Episode 59
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

Lance Blaise has become one of the most exciting new talents in the global dance music scene. His unique blend of electronic, funky, housey, techno elements have often come together to create some floor pounding productions. Lance's vibrant crowd pleasing DJ sets are known to fill floors worldwide, and his releases have landed on a number of different prestigious labels globally, including Intec, Sound of Acapulco, Twisted as well as his own imprint, Teggno Records.

Lance has over 40 releases under the names Lance Blaise, Tattooo Detectives, and Tacopimp. His tracks appear on Intec, Vandit, Teggno, Sound of Acapulco, Rawthentic, Definition, Tech Head, and soon on System Recordings. Starting in 2006, Carl Cox took notice with a track “ETC” in which Cox later signed to his “Carl Cox Space Ibiza CD”. Lance Blaise, under the moniker of Tattoo Detectives followed up that single with his club anthem “Il Salto Fuori”. This track gained massive support by the likes of Paul Van Dyk & Carl Cox to name a few. Cox told Resident Advisor that, "This record is storming" and "Its pumping techno in its fury." Carl even selected it as one of his best tracks for 2006. Later, PVD also commented on his Vonyc show saying “The Ibiza season in 2008 has been inspired by ‘Il Salto Fuori,’ and its all about ‘this dj is f@ckin crazy’ everyone” which is the lyrical quote that Lance Blaise sings on “Il Salto Fuori”. Another single Lance produced under Tattoo Detectives, "She Bleeps N' Bloops", got some notable recognition as it made headlines with URB magazine, and became a top seller on the internet’s most prominent download music store, Beatport. This was just part of his success on Beatport as he had a top selling remix in early 2007 as well with the remix he did of 'Yeehaw Junction' under his other moniler, Tacopimp. Lance’s “Dirty Volume" also gained support, as a regular in Coxy's playlist, and it as also signed to Adam Sheridan's latest CD compilation on Goodgrief.

In 2008, Lance Blaise creeped his freaky minimal techno sound into Beatport's Top 100 breaking into the 30 slot and holding steady for 3 weeks with the release of "Snapback." Again in October of 2008 Lance's remix of Carlo Lio's "Is That So" also broke into the Top 100 of Beatport.

In 2009 Lance Blaise will be releasing numerous EPs and remixes on his own label, Teggno Records, as well as on other well known labels. Lance has already set a touring schedule in Latin America, and also plans on touring in Europe, USA, as well as a summer trip to Ibiza. With proven support from big names like Carl Cox, Paul van Dyk, and many other industry leaders 2009 will be another year where Lance Blaise aka Tattoo Detectives will grow into a dancefloor name.

Special Thanks to Lance Blaise


http://www.myspace.com/tacopimp

http://www.myspace.com/teggnorecords

http://www.myspace.com/thetattoodetectives 
Direct download: Lance_Blaise__Miami_Sessions.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:18am EST

 



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