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M.U.M & 1605 Sessions Presents Miami Sessions with Umek Live@ Privilege, Bogota Colombia - M.U.M Episode 151

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

 

DJ UMEK
For a long time, Slovenia is known for its great electronic parties, but as the local scene is of boutique dimensions, everyone, who wishes to take the art of mixing and producing to a professional level, has to go out there and enter the worldwide scene. Umek has done this step as early as in the middle of the 90s and so he became one of the most important techno players of the global techno scene, even before the end of the last millennium. Together with people, who shared the same views, he successfully captured the first era of researching and recreating the rules of the dance music in Recycled Loops, Consumer Recreation and Astrodisco platforms, which all put the sound of the Slovenian techno on the world map of electronic music.
In the beginning of the year 2007, Umek started a new 1605 Music Therapy - Sixteenofive, with which he marked the beginning of the second era of his music creation and what an era it is. 5 highly popular releases on the 1605 label with lots more planned in the next few months, a huge success of the »Day Of Electronics 09« - the main 1605 event in Krizanke (Ljubljana, Slovenia) for the third year in a row, a popular summer festival »Disconautica« (Koper, Slovenia) featuring 1605 Main Floor for the second year in a row and with over 50.000 attending people. Furthermore the 15 astonishing releases and remixes already released in 2009 are the best proof, that Umek stays focused on his primary goal – to make high quality productions that stand out from the rest and to bring this music closer to people all around the world.
The year 2009 also brought a fresh breeze in Umek’s booking department and so his new booking agency is Bullitt Bookings from the USA, that also takes care of some of the biggest names, like Dubfire, Nic Fanciulli, Shlomi Aber, Davide Squillace and many others.

Last year's releases like Is it / Longer Trail, Destructible Enviroment, S Cream, Designed Persona, You Might Hear Nothing and the latest club hit Work This Data, have caught the attention of Armada, Hell Yeah, Tronic, Dataworx and other biggest labels of the music industry and judging by Umek's tracks »Hablando« and »Slap«, released on his own label 1605, by the enormous amount of upcoming releases and the second (and first on 1605 label) album with his 10 great tracks “Responding To Dynamic” (coming in spring 2010), Umek surely isn’t going to run out of creative fuel for quite some time   

Tracklist:

1. Gary Beck - Get Down [Saved Records]
2. Mladen Tomic - Green Cubes  [1605]
3. Uto Karem - Utopolys [Agile Recordings]
4. Koen Groeneveld - Rudder [Toolroom]
5. Umek - Novi Sad (Uto Karem Remix) [Greatstuff]
6. Dean Newton - Kuraitani [Avanti]
7. Christian Smith - The Price of freedom [1605]
8. ThreeSixty - Dominion [Funk Farm]
9. Just'n Toko - Let Me Dig [Under The Groove]
10. Paul Thomas – Wookie [Toolroom]
11. Da Fresh - Once Again [1605]
12. Umek vs PHNTM - Freaks On The Floor [1605]
13. Christian Cambas - Fireball [1605]
14. Hertz & Subway Baby - Shockz [1605]
15. Tetsuya and Ryoji Takahashi - Stereo Injection [1605]
16. Lush - Campanacci - Original Mix [NuZone Gears]
17. Umek & Traumer – She Never Wants To Come Down [1605]
18. Diskoteque - Eat Reverb [Magic Powder Music]

 

quite some time.

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Umek_live__Bogota_-_Colombia_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:13am EDT

M.U.M & Hotfingers presente "Miami Sessions with Manuel De La Mare -Hotfingers must haves"(pt_II)-M.U.M Episode 150

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

Manuel De La Mare Dj, producer and label owner of 303Lovers and Hotfingers.
His connection with music starts at a very early age by experimenting with diverse instruments, ten years ago he began working behind the turntables, quickly developing his own unforgettable style which is the result of the lifetime musical influence. His eclectic production varies between all possible electronic genres, gaining fame among controversial crowds.   
He reaches the worldís hottest destinations from Asia to South and North America, Africa  and spots all over Europe.

He has released music and collaborated with some of the best record labels like Tiger Records, Spinnin, Toolroom, Definitive, Ministry of Sound and many more. With a soaring profile and constantly growing international followers and fans Manuel launched his own labels 303Lovers and Hotfingers back in 2007 along with Alex Kenji and Marshall. The labels has now showed themselves as one of the key names in House and Techno  Music with a never-ending  flow of quality releases which fire the dancefloor.

After all this and an unbelievable number of successful parties his machine was engine-tuned! 

 

Playlist:

01 Shehan & Clausen - Nel Canto Del Mare (Original Mix)
02 Hauswerks - Belly Dancer (Original Mix)
03 Coqui Selection - Afri-K (Original Mix)
04 Blacktron - With Me (Original Mix)
05 UMEK - Card Gamble (F Sonic & Andrew Technique Remix)
06 Luigi Rocca - The Words Of Wine (NDKJ Remix)
07 Vlada Asanin & D-Balster - Stuffed Olives (Original Mix)
08 Wally Lopez & Ismael Rivas - Is Deeper (Original Mix)
09 Nikitin & Semikashev - Masasa (Original Mix)
10 Re Dupre & Rod B. - Manga Rosa (Original Mix)
11 Luigi Rocca - Just Believe (NDKJ Remix)
12 Coqui Selection - Jango! (Original Mix)
13 NDKJ - Fun With My Funk (Original Mix)

Special Thanks  to Manu & Stéphanie Lazzereschi


M.U.M & 1605 Sessions Presents Miami Sessions with Umek Live@ Space Carl Cox , Ibiza Part 2 - M.U.M Episode 149

 

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

 

DJ UMEK
For a long time, Slovenia is known for its great electronic parties, but as the local scene is of boutique dimensions, everyone, who wishes to take the art of mixing and producing to a professional level, has to go out there and enter the worldwide scene. Umek has done this step as early as in the middle of the 90s and so he became one of the most important techno players of the global techno scene, even before the end of the last millennium. Together with people, who shared the same views, he successfully captured the first era of researching and recreating the rules of the dance music in Recycled Loops, Consumer Recreation and Astrodisco platforms, which all put the sound of the Slovenian techno on the world map of electronic music.
In the beginning of the year 2007, Umek started a new 1605 Music Therapy - Sixteenofive, with which he marked the beginning of the second era of his music creation and what an era it is. 5 highly popular releases on the 1605 label with lots more planned in the next few months, a huge success of the »Day Of Electronics 09« - the main 1605 event in Krizanke (Ljubljana, Slovenia) for the third year in a row, a popular summer festival »Disconautica« (Koper, Slovenia) featuring 1605 Main Floor for the second year in a row and with over 50.000 attending people. Furthermore the 15 astonishing releases and remixes already released in 2009 are the best proof, that Umek stays focused on his primary goal – to make high quality productions that stand out from the rest and to bring this music closer to people all around the world.
The year 2009 also brought a fresh breeze in Umek’s booking department and so his new booking agency is Bullitt Bookings from the USA, that also takes care of some of the biggest names, like Dubfire, Nic Fanciulli, Shlomi Aber, Davide Squillace and many others.

Last year's releases like Is it / Longer Trail, Destructible Enviroment, S Cream, Designed Persona, You Might Hear Nothing and the latest club hit Work This Data, have caught the attention of Armada, Hell Yeah, Tronic, Dataworx and other biggest labels of the music industry and judging by Umek's tracks »Hablando« and »Slap«, released on his own label 1605, by the enormous amount of upcoming releases and the second (and first on 1605 label) album with his 10 great tracks “Responding To Dynamic” (coming in spring 2010), Umek surely isn’t going to run out of creative fuel for quite some time.

 

Artist - Title - Track version - Release title - Label

01. Felipe Tropolli - Kaskanu [Pirelli Records]
02.Tube & Berger - Kreidler Flory [Kittball]
03.Spada - The Match [Flash]
04.Sam Paganini - Stratos [Form]
05.Butch - XTC (Riva Starr Cut) [100% Pure]
06.Christian Smith - Opus One [Tronic]
07.Umek - Chase The Moroder [Toolroom]
08.Kaiserdisco - Jaana (Carlo Lio Remix) [Kling Klong]
09.Tomy Wahl – Hundert [BuenaMusica Recordings]
10. Damolh33 - Reedited [Anonima Recordings]
11. Siwell - 2048 [Sphera Records]
12. Christian Fischer - GTX Drive [Definition Records]
13. Ramon Zenker, Harada - Sonic Dust [BluFin]
14. Traumer - Eilema [1605]
15. DJ Tonio - Mondo Sonoro [Definitive Recordings]
16. Spartaque - The Music And The Monkey  [1605]
17. Underworld - Cowgirl (Koen Groeneveld 2010 Bootleg Remix) [Promo]
18. Umek - OMGWTF  [1605]


 

 

 

quite some time.

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Umek__Space_Carl_Cox_night_Ibiza_Spain_Vol.2_1.mp3
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M.U.M & 303 Lovers Presents "Miami Sessions with Manuel De La Mare"-M.U.M Episode 148

 

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

 

BIOGRAPHY

Manuel De La Mare Producer, DJ and A&R, also knowed as Sara Galli, After Tea and Combo his alterego project.
With over then 50 releases ranging from techno to house, he is supported, playlisted and charted by many djs around the globe: Roger Sanchez, Tiesto, Ferry Corsten, Funkagenda, Mark Knight, Pete Tong, Hernan Cattaneo, John Acquaviva, Joe T. Vannelli, Robbie Rivera, Renè Amesz, Kobbe, Ripperton, Jean Claude Ades, Anthony Pappa, Joeski, Milton Jackson, Jorge Jaramillo (Who Da Funk), Gel Abril, Yousef, Inpetto, Thomas Gold, Tom Novy, Justice and more.

In 2008 he gained 11 beatport top ten in 4 different genres to confirm his eclectic style (ian round - "dancin" manuel de la mare mash plus manuel de la mare d-mash, both rmx in beatport house top ten; sylar - "mellow" sara galli rmx , beatport techno top ten; alex kenji - "ytaca" manuel de la mare rmx and ceeryl - "high flyer" manuel de la mare rmx both in beatport progressive top ten , after tea aka manuel de la mare - "my prerogatives", "okeechobee", "this is warming up" and remix of "lombardi vs Neuroxyde - exagon", in beatport deep house top ten; sara galli and matteo matteini - "confident" featured in beatport deep house top ten).
Including the huge success of his underworld's "born slippy" official cover (2nd in overall beatport chart and 1st in progressive house).

He is the co-owner of 303Lovers and Hotfingers Music Labels with Alex Kenji and Marshall and since their launch (August 2007) they have sold more than 50000 units in digital stores; he collaborates also with indipendent and major labels: Baroque, Toolroom, Eye Industries, Omnis, Sound4Group, Universal, Blanco y Negro, ClubStar, Ministry of Sound, Anjunabeats, Warner Chapell.

Special Thanks  to Manu & Stéphanie Lazzereschi

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Manuel_De_La_Mare_.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:23pm EDT

M.U.M  Presents Miami Sessions with Phunk Investigation - M.U.M Episode 147

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

 

From the premier league of Italian Dance Music this duo have been impressing us for years with their top class productions, from their incredible mainstream work with George Michael 'Flawless' and The Ones to their skilfully crafted club grooves and dubs.

Phunk Investigation known for producing and remixing artists such as Way Out West, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Light House Family, Rhythm Masters, Simple Minds, Boy George, Mark King [Level 42], Simply Red, Phats & Small, Angel City, Thrill Kill Kult, Annie Lennox, Faithless, Alex Gopher, DJ Sammy, Hakan Lidbo, Rui Da Silva, Young Punx, Jim Kerr, Roger Sanchez, Scumfrog, Danny Tenaglia and many others.

Their ultimate hits are "Get Up Stand Up" by Stellar Project Essential Miami Tune - UK Top 14 on Ministry Of Sound and France Top 16 on Sony Music and # 1 on Billboard top 100 dance singles airplay with Ultra Records and again " I Like Girls" by Hound Dogs uk top 26 charted five weeks with Sony Music. Spot Miu Miu (Directed By Madonna) Phunk Investigation VS Boy George (Generations Of Love 2008)

Labels: 1605, BluFin, Definitive, Toolroom, Sabotage, Sony UK, Warner, Data (UK), Positiva, Virgin, Ultra (USA), Pink Star...

Supported by: Umek, Dubfire, Paco Osuna, Tocadisco, Mark Knight, Pan-Pot, Marco Bailey, Tomy Declerque, Mistress Barbara, Pete Tong, Roger Sanchez, Carl Cox, Tiesto...

Links: www.myspace.com/phunkinvestigations
Mix Set: http://soundcloud.com/phunkinvestigation/phunk-investigation-mix-set-april-2010
Facebook personal page: http://www.facebook.com/phunkinvestigations
Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/phunkinvestigations#!/pages/Phunk-Investigation/73693371789?ref=ts
Phunk Investigation RA: http://www.residentadvisor.net/profile/phunkinvestigation
Phunk Investigation The Dj List: http://thedjlist.com/djs/PHUNK_INVESTIG

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Phunk_Investigation_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:14pm EDT

M.U.M & 1605 Sessions Presents Miami Sessions with Umek Live@ Space Carl Cox , Ibiza - M.U.M Episode 146

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

 

DJ UMEK
For a long time, Slovenia is known for its great electronic parties, but as the local scene is of boutique dimensions, everyone, who wishes to take the art of mixing and producing to a professional level, has to go out there and enter the worldwide scene. Umek has done this step as early as in the middle of the 90s and so he became one of the most important techno players of the global techno scene, even before the end of the last millennium. Together with people, who shared the same views, he successfully captured the first era of researching and recreating the rules of the dance music in Recycled Loops, Consumer Recreation and Astrodisco platforms, which all put the sound of the Slovenian techno on the world map of electronic music.
In the beginning of the year 2007, Umek started a new 1605 Music Therapy - Sixteenofive, with which he marked the beginning of the second era of his music creation and what an era it is. 5 highly popular releases on the 1605 label with lots more planned in the next few months, a huge success of the »Day Of Electronics 09« - the main 1605 event in Krizanke (Ljubljana, Slovenia) for the third year in a row, a popular summer festival »Disconautica« (Koper, Slovenia) featuring 1605 Main Floor for the second year in a row and with over 50.000 attending people. Furthermore the 15 astonishing releases and remixes already released in 2009 are the best proof, that Umek stays focused on his primary goal – to make high quality productions that stand out from the rest and to bring this music closer to people all around the world.
The year 2009 also brought a fresh breeze in Umek’s booking department and so his new booking agency is Bullitt Bookings from the USA, that also takes care of some of the biggest names, like Dubfire, Nic Fanciulli, Shlomi Aber, Davide Squillace and many others.

Last year's releases like Is it / Longer Trail, Destructible Enviroment, S Cream, Designed Persona, You Might Hear Nothing and the latest club hit Work This Data, have caught the attention of Armada, Hell Yeah, Tronic, Dataworx and other biggest labels of the music industry and judging by Umek's tracks »Hablando« and »Slap«, released on his own label 1605, by the enormous amount of upcoming releases and the second (and first on 1605 label) album with his 10 great tracks “Responding To Dynamic” (coming in spring 2010), Umek surely isn’t going to run out of creative fuel for quite some time.

 

 Umek (Live) @ The Revolution Continues – Space Ibiza


Tracklist:

1.    Matheo Velez - La Toledana [Deep Disco Music]

2.   Damon Jee - Shimo [Definitive Recordings]

3.   Raditz Room – Isaid [Hypnotic Room]

4.   Jonathan Jaramillo - Get Funk [Adverso Records]

5.   Sinisa Tamamovic - Fusion [1605]

6.   Den Ishu - Expand your Mind [Break New Soil Recordings]

7.   Olderic - Monkey Business  [Terminal M]

8.   Anil Chawla - Macho Grande [Suara]

9.   Bass Kleph - Hey Ya [Fresco Records]

10. Rah Band - Clouds Across The Moon (Jay Lumen & Umek Hey Baby Remix) [Great Stuff Recordings]

11. Vladimir Acic - Green Love [1605]

12. Chase Buch, Nick Olivetti - Locongas (Jay Lumen ReCreation) [Kling Klong]

13. Ronan Portela - La Kelly [Monique Speciale]

14. Kid Culture, El Mundo & Satori - Gotta Help (Mendo Remix) [ Gruuv]

15. Wally Lopez, Ismael Rivas (aka Riva) - Is Deeper [303Lovers]

16. Stefano Noferini - Ghuroom [Deeperfect Records]

17. Format:B - Dog Tag (Sebastien Leger Remix) [Formatik]

18. Felipe Tropolli - Kaskanu [Pirelli Records]

 

 

 

Direct download: Miami_Sesions_with_Umek_LiveCarl_Cox_night_Space_Ibiza__1.mp3
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M.U.M & FLOW:MNGMNT Proudly Presents "Miami Sessions with F.Sonik & Andrew Technique-M.U.M Episode 145

 

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

 



F.SONIK   The name of F.Sonik continuously pops up on the wish lists of electronic music aficionados in the region. Launching career with the Ghettotek live-act, later joining SDJF initiative and Flow Management, he already established himself as an unique deejay who is not afraid of such challenges as combining Slovenia's landmark techno heritage with some progressive spices. He already transferred some of this who-dares-wins spirit in his own productions, Something New (ft. Tomy DeClerque) being the most successful so far. This track, which immediately gained support of Umek and was already played on BBC Radio 1, predicts the series of fresh releases in 2008. So you better watch out for this guy! Aleš Furlan alias F.Sonik became involved in electronic dance culture on account of one very innocent occurrence in his youth. And it’s a sole fault of his brother that he ended taming the decks, mixers and effects night after night. “It all started when he brought home some studio mixer and Akai sampler,” remembers F.Sonik “Just a few days later I knew I wanted to produce electronic and become a deejay and I was hooked ever since. I started gathering information about the scene, artists, clubs, music and the whole electronic movement. Living on the Slovenian Riviera it was natural to be influenced by Ambasada Gavioli club as I started attending Valentino Kanzyani’s matinees and performances of leading electronic artists on the regular basis.” It was his friend Alessio who helped him with the first steps: "He was caught by this bug well before me, so he already learned to mix and could thought me a thing or two. I still remember how I use to hang out at his parents house everyday struggling to beat-match the records. And after I started performing he even lent me his records." Shortly after that they teamed up for the live performances. "We've named ourselves Ghettotek. Alessio was mixing the records and I was in charge of putting in some effects. This way I got to perform in most of the hip Slovenian clubs even before my solo career really took off."

Thriving on a strong and globally accomplished techno heritage Slovenian electronic scene is still heavily directed by techno. But being influenced by the Global Underground music philosophy F.Sonik dared to go where only a few artists in the region dared before him – he decided he will combine the techno heritage with melodic progressive sounds: "Even Umek was there somewhere, but as he was pure techno deejay back then and I was more into progressive stuff, it were the likes of Sasha, Deep Dish and Steve Lawler that have inspired me the most," admits the young artist.

F.Sonik successfully transferred his unique vision of dance music, built on techno and blended with some emotionally rich proggy landscapes, into his own tunes. As a producer he gained the most attention with the track titled Something New, which he produced in collaboration with his musical guru Tomy DeClerque. “We’ve connected really good in the studio, so it was a really good feeling when Umek supported our first track including it in his Essential Mix even before it was officially released. That really inspired us and we already work on a bunch of new tracks,” announces F.Sonik...F.SONIK

The name of F.Sonik continuously pops up on the wish lists of electronic music aficionados in the region. Launching career with the Ghettotek live-act, later joining SDJF initiative and Flow Management, he already established himself as an unique deejay who is not afraid of such challenges as combining Slovenia's landmark techno heritage with some progressive spices. He already transferred some of this who-dares-wins spirit in his own productions, Something New (ft. Tomy DeClerque) being the most successful so far. This track, which immediately gained support of Umek and was already played on BBC Radio 1, predicts the series of fresh releases in 2008. So you better watch out for this guy

Aleš Furlan alias F.Sonik became involved in electronic dance culture on account of one very innocent occurrence in his youth. And it’s a sole fault of his brother that he ended taming the decks, mixers and effects night after night. “It all started when he brought home some studio mixer and Akai sampler,” remembers F.Sonik “Just a few days later I knew I wanted to produce electronic and become a deejay and I was hooked ever since. I started gathering information about the scene, artists, clubs, music and the whole electronic movement. Living on the Slovenian Riviera it was natural to be influenced by Ambasada Gavioli club as I started attending Valentino Kanzyani’s matinees and performances of leading electronic artists on the regular basis.”

It was his friend Alessio who helped him with the first steps: "He was caught by this bug well before me, so he already learned to mix and could thought me a thing or two. I still remember how I use to hang out at his parents house everyday struggling to beat-match the records. And after I started performing he even lent me his records." Shortly after that they teamed up for the live performances. "We've named ourselves Ghettotek. Alessio was mixing the records and I was in charge of putting in some effects. This way I got to perform in most of the hip Slovenian clubs even before my solo career really took off."

Thriving on a strong and globally accomplished techno heritage Slovenian electronic scene is still heavily directed by techno. But being influenced by the Global Underground music philosophy F.Sonik dared to go where only a few artists in the region dared before him – he decided he will combine the techno heritage with melodic progressive sounds: "Even Umek was there somewhere, but as he was pure techno deejay back then and I was more into progressive stuff, it were the likes of Sasha, Deep Dish and Steve Lawler that have inspired me the most," admits the young artist.

F.Sonik successfully transferred his unique vision of dance music, built on techno and blended with some emotionally rich proggy landscapes, into his own tunes. As a producer he gained the most attention with the track titled Something New, which he produced in collaboration with his musical guru Tomy DeClerque. “We’ve connected really good in the studio, so it was a really good feeling when Umek supported our first track including it in his Essential Mix even before it was officially released. That really inspired us and we already work on a bunch of new tracks,” announces F.Sonik...

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.

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"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."

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_F.Sonik_and_Andrew_Technique_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:02pm EDT

Miami Sessions proudly presents Dri.K - M.U.M Episode 140

 

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

 

 

 

Do you know DRI.K? 

 “Have you heard DRI.K playing?  Man, it’s amazing!” by Gui Boratto(BR)

“The best female DJ we’ve ever seen playing!” by TICON (SE)

"She stands out from the rest both in and out of Brazil, producing really cool and intelligent work." by Marcelinho CIC (BR)

 

 

Considered one of the most talented DJs of her generation, DRI.K stands out for uniting beauty and charisma with a desirable technique acquired from DJ Scratch Academy in New York. With only 4 years in the profession and a fast moving career, DRI.K performed in many different parties and clubs in South America, United States and Europe, sharing the DJ booth with Erick Morillo (US), Paul Oakenfold (UK), Deadmau5 (CA), Kaskade (US), Claude Vonstroke (US), David Amo & Julio Navas (ES), John Acquaviva (CA), Ticon (SE), Funkagenda (UK), Tocadisco (DE), Miss Nine (DE), Alex Gaudino (IT), Dusty Kid (IT), Laurent Wolf (FR), Yves La Rock (CH), The Flash Brothers (IL), Tino Morgado (UK), Thomas Penton (EUA), Anneli (SE), Gui Boratto (BR), Anderson Noise (BR), Marky (BR), among many other great names.

Besides playing at the biggest nightclubs and some important corporate events in Brazil, DRI.K was present in the best music events in Rio de Janeiro. Some of these events include OI FASHION ROCKS, CHEMICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL, CREAM BRASIL and RIO MUSIC CONFERENCE, but she became nationally known for her shooking presentations at Big Brother Brasil 9 and 10, broadcasted live by TV Globo and the TV channel Multishow.

She has also played at some Miami's Winter Music Conference events and at Pag Island in Croatia, one of the most happening summer places in Europe. While touring internationally she played at the following clubs/events: We Love Brasil Pool Party (WMC 2007 - Miami/FL), We Love Brasil at Club Jazid (WMC 2008 - Miami/FL), Opening Cocktail of UC Music (Miami/FL), Great Scott (Boston/MA), The Liberty Bar (Philadelphia/PA), Guitar Bar (Newark/NJ), Mood Lounge (Union/NJ), Chris Michael's Lounge (Woodbridge/NJ), Arena lounge (Newark/NJ), Hell’s Kitchen (New York/NY), Hell’s kitchen (Newark/NJ), Adega Lounge (Newark/NJ), The White Room (BsAs/AR), Kalypso (Pag Island/HR), Exit (Vodice/HR), Crossroad (Malinska/HR) e Magnus (Senj/HR).

DRI.K performs a live broadcast show “Transtronic” every monday at Radio Transamérica FM.  On the Internet, her sets played on Radio Multishow FM/BR, Push Radio/EUA and Beatbox FM/BsAs. One of her sets, the Minipoptech (July/08), won the contest "Leggo My Demo" and was highlighted on the newspaper's radio “The Miami Herald”, in Florida/US.

One of the greatest female breakthroughs in the electronic music scene in Rio, DRI.K is always complimented wherever she goes. Having this DJ in command of the dance floor is synonymous with fun rocked by sexy and compelling grooves.

  

From DRI.K, expect the unexpected!

 

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Dri.k_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:34pm EDT

Miami Sessions presents Technasia live@Quartiere Latino, Italy-M.U.M Episode 139

 

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

 

Technasia Biography

For thirteen years Technasia has created a unique east/west fusion that moves seamlessly from the Paris club scene, to the streets of Hong Kong, to the hippest techno venues in Europe. Founded by Charles Siegling and Amil Khan in 1996, Technasia thrived as a duo for almost a dozen years. Now, Charles has gone solo, taking Technasia into 2010 as a one-man project. Unlike a Hollywood divorce, the parting between Siegling and Khan is truly amicable. Hong Kong-based Khan retired from Technasia to spend time with his young family. “You have to live this scene every single day,” says Siegling, “It’s very consuming, Amil didn’t want that anymore.”

Despite the change, Siegling has always been the ‘front man’ in terms of DJing and performing live, so Technasia is as thrilling and full-bodied a live experience as ever. If anything, Siegling is even more determined to infuse every aspect of Technasia with his utter absorption in sound, the passion born of 25 years engrossed in electronic music. Born in Paris and raised in an 11th century chateau, Charles grew up listening to everything from Depeche Mode to Jimi Hendrix. His music-loving dad even introduced him to early British rave tunes. As a university student he continued his musical education the clubs of Paris listening to the likes of Derrick May and Robert Owens; and taking note of the records Laurent Garnier and DJ Deep played on their radio shows.

In the mid-90s Siegling, who did a degree in film studies, went to check out the Hong Kong cinema scene. There, a mutual friend introduced him to Amil Khan and after they discovered a shared taste in electronic music, Technasia was born. They chose to base Technasia and their record label Sino in Hong Kong because there was no scene there, no record shops, no underground, no infrastructure. It was initially a battle for survival, but the location is vital to the Technasia ethos of music as communication. “Language is THE ultimate barrier,” says Siegling. He strives to overcome the barrier in his own life by picking up languages wherever he goes – he speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish and Italian, among others – but ultimately he chooses to communicate through sound. “Electronic music is the greatest language of all. No words, just the vibration, the emotion and the beat.”

Charles has a burning ambition to create music that transcends cultural barriers, and to captivate every audience. The proof of his success is in the list of clubs and festivals Technasia has played. Fans around the globe, from China, to Colombia, to the Czech Republic, know Technasia’s classic anthems including ‘Force’, ‘Oxide’ and ‘Evergreen’. And they know that every Technasia show takes the music to new heights. When DJing, Charles always plays on three decks, showcasing the old-fashioned arts of cutting and scratching. Live, Technasia takes audiences on an unforgettable ride. Charles literally becomes a one-man band, playing keyboards, percussion and acoustic instruments. He even sings. Anything to create irresistible energy and atmosphere. “I want my audience having fun,” explains Siegling. “Not falling asleep, or going off to the bar for a beer.”

The performance aspect of Technasia is complemented by artist albums ‘Future Mix’ and ‘Popsoda’ – which are modern classics. Siegling is also an outspoken promoter of young talent, using the Sino imprint as a launch pad for talent including Joris Voorn, Renato Cohen, Steve Rachmad and young Catalan producer Dosem. He has straightforward criteria for what makes a Sino artist: talent and individuality. Charles is refreshingly direct – he has no patience for industry politics – and he seeks out musicians who have a similar strength of character and clarity of purpose. “I share my knowledge with artists who deserve a push,” says Siegling. “So when they are ready to fly, they can do it on their own.”

Siegling is currently polishing the third Technasia album, due to be released mid-2010, and planning a huge tour which will take the new music to fans around the world. There is 12” single planned for spring, and fans can look forward to remixes from artists including Marc Romboy, Mauro Picotto and Renato Cohen later in the year. Right now, Siegling is in production overdrive: “My neighbours probably see me alone in the studio at 5AM, dancing my ass off!”
he jokes. One thing is certain: come 2010, he won’t be dancing alone anymore.

he jokes. One thing is certain: come 2010, he won’t be dancing alone anymore.

Direct download: Miami_sessions_with_Technasia_liveQuartiere_Latino_Italy_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:47pm EDT

M.U.M & 1605 Sessions Presents Miami Sessions with Umek Live@ Space Carl Cox opening, Ibiza-M.U.M Episode 138

 

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

 

DJ UMEK
For a long time, Slovenia is known for its great electronic parties, but as the local scene is of boutique dimensions, everyone, who wishes to take the art of mixing and producing to a professional level, has to go out there and enter the worldwide scene. Umek has done this step as early as in the middle of the 90s and so he became one of the most important techno players of the global techno scene, even before the end of the last millennium. Together with people, who shared the same views, he successfully captured the first era of researching and recreating the rules of the dance music in Recycled Loops, Consumer Recreation and Astrodisco platforms, which all put the sound of the Slovenian techno on the world map of electronic music.
In the beginning of the year 2007, Umek started a new 1605 Music Therapy - Sixteenofive, with which he marked the beginning of the second era of his music creation and what an era it is. 5 highly popular releases on the 1605 label with lots more planned in the next few months, a huge success of the »Day Of Electronics 09« - the main 1605 event in Krizanke (Ljubljana, Slovenia) for the third year in a row, a popular summer festival »Disconautica« (Koper, Slovenia) featuring 1605 Main Floor for the second year in a row and with over 50.000 attending people. Furthermore the 15 astonishing releases and remixes already released in 2009 are the best proof, that Umek stays focused on his primary goal – to make high quality productions that stand out from the rest and to bring this music closer to people all around the world.
The year 2009 also brought a fresh breeze in Umek’s booking department and so his new booking agency is Bullitt Bookings from the USA, that also takes care of some of the biggest names, like Dubfire, Nic Fanciulli, Shlomi Aber, Davide Squillace and many others.

Last year's releases like Is it / Longer Trail, Destructible Enviroment, S Cream, Designed Persona, You Might Hear Nothing and the latest club hit Work This Data, have caught the attention of Armada, Hell Yeah, Tronic, Dataworx and other biggest labels of the music industry and judging by Umek's tracks »Hablando« and »Slap«, released on his own label 1605, by the enormous amount of upcoming releases and the second (and first on 1605 label) album with his 10 great tracks “Responding To Dynamic” (coming in spring 2010), Umek surely isn’t going to run out of creative fuel for

quite some time.

Umek @ Space Carl Cox opening, Ibiza, Spain, 06.07.2010 - 60 min


artist - track - version - release - label
1.   Barou - Espoirs Clown - Original Mix - Sui Generiz
2.   Stalot - 124bpm - Original Mix - 124bpm - Bavaria Recordings
3.   Homework - Drivin' - Original Mix - Fissa Tune - Exploited
4.   Jose M., TacoMan - Cause & Effect - Original Mix - Cause & Effect - Attary Records
5.   Paul Schulleri - Held Ohne Krise - Original Mix - Held Ohne Krise EP - Hamburg Aufnahmen
6.   FM Radio Gods - Polyphonic - Original Mix - Polyphonic - Attitude Recordings
7.   Wehbba - All I Need - Original Mix - Full Circle - Tronic
8.   Chris Maiberger - Wake Up - Per Hammar's Soya Remix - Kant Recordings; The Story So Far - Kant Recordings
9.   S.K.A.M. - Zelda - Original Mix - Zelda / Defender - Insert Coin
10. Down Right Rude - Sofia - Original Mix - Azuli Presents Miami 2010 - Club Azuli
11. Sergio Fernandez - Nirvana - Original Club Mix - Samsara EP - Leaders Of The New School
12. Stefano Noferini - Everybody - Original Club - Everybody - Deeperfect Records
13. Matheo Velez - El Alicangaro - Original Mix - El Alicangaro - Attary Records
14. David Jones - Dubby - Original Mix - Dubby - Starlight Unlimited
15. The Glitz - White Line - Andhim Remix - White Line Remixes 2 - Voltage Musique Records
16. Alex Tepper - In, Out, Life - Original Mix - In, Out, Life - Saved Records
17. Mladen Tomic - Before Sunset - Original Mix - Before Sunset EP - Definitive Recordings
18. Steve Slight - Nim - Original Mix - Nim EP - Versuz Essentials
19. Xiaha Troden - Mira Negra - D-Nox & Beckers Remix - Mira Negra - Sprout
20. Barem - Heyday - Ronan Portela Remix - Heyday EP - Foundsound Records
21. Pleasurekraft - Tarantula - Hugo Remix - Tarantula - Eklektisch

 

 

quite some time.quite some time.

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Umek_LiveCarl_Cox_opening_Space_Ibiza_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:43pm EDT

M.U.M & FLOW:MNGMNT Proudly Presents "Miami Sessions with Dj Lucca-M.U.M Episode 137

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement



Relating to official previews 2009 is the year to become a very difficult one. Recession in europe? A world crisis in economy? Nobody really knows how to call it correctly like it will be. But one thing is for sure. Though people may expect the worst Lucie Kvasnicov・ better known as Lucca by her fans, will expect a highlight in her career.

This tiny and beautiful woman from the Czech republic has played and placed herself into the hearts of her fans throughout the last decade and received much respect from male collegues like Chris Liebing or even Carl Cox who still is one of her favourite turntablist in techno business. All of them estimate Lucca a lot and cherish her style and skills and give her the references a worldwide top-dj does need to have.

Lucca's approach towards the perfect sound has always been accompanied by authenticity and devotion. Firstly captured by the house sound by dj sneak Lucca afterwards seduced herself to the techno vibes from napoli. In this epoque Lucca started to be part in every line up of every essential event concerning this style and was given her own festival organised by her former agency Mersey. As a conclusion she performed at "Live @ Hradhouse 2005" a unique concert which was also released on dvd showing this wonderful location placed in the castle of Boskovica and Lucca as the headliner. But she did not stop changing and created her own sound - the Sound Of Acapulco.

More than five years ago in 2003 it was time for Lucca to launch her own label named Acapulco Records. This move has been considered one of the most important actions for the techno scene among the czech republic which was still developing at this point of time. Releases of Acapulco became the synonym for progressing czech techno and were mentioned in many playlists and dj charts. The relaunch of her label now called Sound Of Acapulco could not knock down her acceptance and did show her skills concerning musical visionary even in a brighter light.

Currently this bright light is being transmitted by her debut album "Reformation" which mirrors Lucca's personal trip through life. It is purely a big exhibition of her personal taste of music and a common production with the german producer Tobias Fiedler. As a special appearance even the famous czech musician Michal Pavlicek provides his guitar riffs on her longplayer. "Reformation" does not only reflect her current life concerning music. "Reformation does sound a little bit like revolution but it is not. Me for myself it sounds slightly to aggressive", Lucca claims in an interview. Moreover her album has been built around the experiences she faced the recent years while travelling and now is the djane's v-card. "Reformation" not just includes her former hit single "Body Dance" it is also packed with twelve new stunning tracks e.g. "Quantum" her personal favourits „Hundertwasser“, „Teleport“ und „Noise Town“ as she says. But Lucca would not be satisfied with her engagement for music if she would not plan to start a new longplayer production starting within the next year. This woman is simply restless.

Meanwhile Lucca is a resident guest in music magazins and an appreciated partner concerning endorsement deals. She recently has been the face of well known manufacturer American Audio and cover act of Raveline Germany's leading magazin for electronic music. She also did a highly acclaimed special mix for this particular issue which was downloaded many many times and shows her well timed presence and knowledge of music if needed. For this reason she has been elected for the forth time in the row "DJ Of The Year" in the Czech Dance Music Awards and still does host her own radio show on Paul van Dyk's Vonyc Radio since may 2008. One of her career dream was fulfilled this year, as Carl Cox invited her to play with him in Space, Ibiza on 11th of August.


Contact:
www.lucca.cz
www.soundofacapulco.com

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_LUCCA_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:52pm EDT

M.U.M & 1605 Sessions Presents Miami Sessions with Umek Live@Orange Club Augsburg Germany-M.U.M Episode 136

 

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

 

DJ UMEK
For a long time, Slovenia is known for its great electronic parties, but as the local scene is of boutique dimensions, everyone, who wishes to take the art of mixing and producing to a professional level, has to go out there and enter the worldwide scene. Umek has done this step as early as in the middle of the 90s and so he became one of the most important techno players of the global techno scene, even before the end of the last millennium. Together with people, who shared the same views, he successfully captured the first era of researching and recreating the rules of the dance music in Recycled Loops, Consumer Recreation and Astrodisco platforms, which all put the sound of the Slovenian techno on the world map of electronic music.
In the beginning of the year 2007, Umek started a new 1605 Music Therapy - Sixteenofive, with which he marked the beginning of the second era of his music creation and what an era it is. 5 highly popular releases on the 1605 label with lots more planned in the next few months, a huge success of the »Day Of Electronics 09« - the main 1605 event in Krizanke (Ljubljana, Slovenia) for the third year in a row, a popular summer festival »Disconautica« (Koper, Slovenia) featuring 1605 Main Floor for the second year in a row and with over 50.000 attending people. Furthermore the 15 astonishing releases and remixes already released in 2009 are the best proof, that Umek stays focused on his primary goal – to make high quality productions that stand out from the rest and to bring this music closer to people all around the world.
The year 2009 also brought a fresh breeze in Umek’s booking department and so his new booking agency is Bullitt Bookings from the USA, that also takes care of some of the biggest names, like Dubfire, Nic Fanciulli, Shlomi Aber, Davide Squillace and many others.

Last year's releases like Is it / Longer Trail, Destructible Enviroment, S Cream, Designed Persona, You Might Hear Nothing and the latest club hit Work This Data, have caught the attention of Armada, Hell Yeah, Tronic, Dataworx and other biggest labels of the music industry and judging by Umek's tracks »Hablando« and »Slap«, released on his own label 1605, by the enormous amount of upcoming releases and the second (and first on 1605 label) album with his 10 great tracks “Responding To Dynamic” (coming in spring 2010), Umek surely isn’t going to run out of creative fuel for quite some time.

29.05.2010 Umek @ Orange Club, Augsburg, Germany - 2010 47

artist - track - version - label
1.   David Jones - Dubby - Original Mix - Starlight Unlimited
2.   Julian Collazos - Buu Shir - Original Mix - Clatter Records
3.   John Acquaviva, Olivier Giacomotto - Hoo Cha Cha - Original Mix - Definitive Recordings
4.   Carlo Lio - Musique - SCI+TEC Digital Audio
5.   Mihalis Safras - San TropeLess - Oxia Less Melo Remix - Material
6.   Min & Mal - San Salvo - Mario Miranda Remix - Killing Machine Records
7.   Black Raw - Circo Nero - Original Mix - Test Pressing Records
8.   NDKj - Funkest Star - Marshall Remix - Heatflow
9.   David Amo, Julio Navas - Bama - Original Club Mix - Toolroom Records
10. Ahmet Sendil, Koen Groeneveld, R3hab - Istandam - Ahmet Sendil Kasimpasa Rulez Mix - Bosphorus Underground
11. Mijail, Carlos Agraz - Briseuntokke - Loko Remix - Darkside Digital Records
12. Sean Random - Afrikola - Original Mix - Killing Machine Records
13. Pleasurekraft - Tarantula - Hugo Remix - Eklektisch
14. TDR - Squelch - Olav Basoski Remix - Doorn Records (Spinnin)
15. Uto Karem - Body Move - Original Mix - Plus 8 Records
16. Lutzenkirchen - What's The Matter - Uto Karem Remix - Mistakes Music
17. Lutzenkirchen - Stealth Run - Original Mix - BluFin
18. Secret Cinema, Ramon Tapia - I Want You feat. Secret Cinema - Original Mix - Great Stuff Recordings
19. Glitter - Los Paises Industriales - Original Mix - Bosphorus Underground Recordings
20. Juan Ddd - Macedonio - Manel Diaz Remix - Hamburg Aufnahmen
21. Tom Hades - Mezzanine World (Flavio Diaz's RePitched Techno Mix)

 

quite some time.

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Umek__Orange_Club_Augsburg_Germany_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:46pm EDT

M.U.M & Flow Management proudly presents "Miami Sessions with Matthew Hoag"- M.U.M- Episode 139

 

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

 

 

 

Matthew Hoag

Being anonymous music aficionado, music professional or a sexy Pacha girl, there are two things you really should know about Matthew Hoag: meeting him in person is always fun. Joining him for the night clubbing is a life changing experience. This vivid, cheerful, friendly bon vivant isn’t just one of those guys who want to know everything about the music as an art and the whole business behind it. He’s foremost a really nice person and his works are excellent reflections of his embrace-the-life globe trotting attitude.

The earliest seed that indicated Matthew’s future career is hidden somewhere on the dance floor was his passion for light shows. He became light-operator for the matinees in one of the local clubs already as a teenager. Few years latter he took a job at the local radio station. That’s where he learned how the radio station works, how the program is being put together, he became skillful technician, and he also listened to a lot of music: “I guess this is the main reason why I can’t be put in the box as an artist. I was exposed to all range of commercial and non commercial music. And it was that period when I grew taste for good alternative music and explored even genres such as jazz and blues.”

Meanwhile his career took a big leap forward as he became “illegal” light operator at the infamous Ambasada Gavioli club. This wasn’t his job. Put more precisely: he wasn’t even allowed to come near the console by the boss. But the resident deejays liked his touch and invited him into the booth whenever possible. “I was hanging around to listen to the sets of Valentino Kanzyani. Ambasada was the playground for the biggest names in the game. And Sven Väth was the one that really stood out of the flock: it was his human energy, power of his music, his ability to control the dance floor what ultimately convinced me to become a deejay.”

Although it wasn’t Sven’s or Valentino’s sound that he wanted to follow. “I’ve started with house, explored the progressive and I guess I could be considered tech-house artist nowadays,” summarizes Matthew who as a very versatile and eclectic artist doesn’t brand himself. He broke trough as a deejay when spotted by Valentino Kanzyani at the party in Croatia: “Valentino is one of the biggest figures in my life. He’s my brother from another mother,” likes to jest Matthew about their friendship. “He invited me to join his office, where I’ve got introduced to every angle of label management and music promotion business.” 

2009 saw Matthew kicking the dance floors around the globe, from Columbia to Turkey,from  Spain to Greece, from Germany To Brazil.

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with__Matthew_Hoag_-_LiveKanfanar_Afterhour.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:31pm EDT

.U.M & FLOW:MNGMNT Proudly Presents "Miami Sessions with F.Sonik & Andrew Technique Live@Monvi_Croatia Part2-M.U.M Episode 138

 

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement


M.U.M & FLOW:MNGMNT Proudly Presents "Miami Sessions with F.Sonik & Andrew Technique  Live@Monvi_Croatia Part1 --M.U.M Episode 138

 

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

 



F.SONIK   The name of F.Sonik continuously pops up on the wish lists of electronic music aficionados in the region. Launching career with the Ghettotek live-act, later joining SDJF initiative and Flow Management, he already established himself as an unique deejay who is not afraid of such challenges as combining Slovenia's landmark techno heritage with some progressive spices. He already transferred some of this who-dares-wins spirit in his own productions, Something New (ft. Tomy DeClerque) being the most successful so far. This track, which immediately gained support of Umek and was already played on BBC Radio 1, predicts the series of fresh releases in 2008. So you better watch out for this guy! Aleš Furlan alias F.Sonik became involved in electronic dance culture on account of one very innocent occurrence in his youth. And it’s a sole fault of his brother that he ended taming the decks, mixers and effects night after night. “It all started when he brought home some studio mixer and Akai sampler,” remembers F.Sonik “Just a few days later I knew I wanted to produce electronic and become a deejay and I was hooked ever since. I started gathering information about the scene, artists, clubs, music and the whole electronic movement. Living on the Slovenian Riviera it was natural to be influenced by Ambasada Gavioli club as I started attending Valentino Kanzyani’s matinees and performances of leading electronic artists on the regular basis.” It was his friend Alessio who helped him with the first steps: "He was caught by this bug well before me, so he already learned to mix and could thought me a thing or two. I still remember how I use to hang out at his parents house everyday struggling to beat-match the records. And after I started performing he even lent me his records." Shortly after that they teamed up for the live performances. "We've named ourselves Ghettotek. Alessio was mixing the records and I was in charge of putting in some effects. This way I got to perform in most of the hip Slovenian clubs even before my solo career really took off."

Thriving on a strong and globally accomplished techno heritage Slovenian electronic scene is still heavily directed by techno. But being influenced by the Global Underground music philosophy F.Sonik dared to go where only a few artists in the region dared before him – he decided he will combine the techno heritage with melodic progressive sounds: "Even Umek was there somewhere, but as he was pure techno deejay back then and I was more into progressive stuff, it were the likes of Sasha, Deep Dish and Steve Lawler that have inspired me the most," admits the young artist.

F.Sonik successfully transferred his unique vision of dance music, built on techno and blended with some emotionally rich proggy landscapes, into his own tunes. As a producer he gained the most attention with the track titled Something New, which he produced in collaboration with his musical guru Tomy DeClerque. “We’ve connected really good in the studio, so it was a really good feeling when Umek supported our first track including it in his Essential Mix even before it was officially released. That really inspired us and we already work on a bunch of new tracks,” announces F.Sonik...F.SONIK

The name of F.Sonik continuously pops up on the wish lists of electronic music aficionados in the region. Launching career with the Ghettotek live-act, later joining SDJF initiative and Flow Management, he already established himself as an unique deejay who is not afraid of such challenges as combining Slovenia's landmark techno heritage with some progressive spices. He already transferred some of this who-dares-wins spirit in his own productions, Something New (ft. Tomy DeClerque) being the most successful so far. This track, which immediately gained support of Umek and was already played on BBC Radio 1, predicts the series of fresh releases in 2008. So you better watch out for this guy

Aleš Furlan alias F.Sonik became involved in electronic dance culture on account of one very innocent occurrence in his youth. And it’s a sole fault of his brother that he ended taming the decks, mixers and effects night after night. “It all started when he brought home some studio mixer and Akai sampler,” remembers F.Sonik “Just a few days later I knew I wanted to produce electronic and become a deejay and I was hooked ever since. I started gathering information about the scene, artists, clubs, music and the whole electronic movement. Living on the Slovenian Riviera it was natural to be influenced by Ambasada Gavioli club as I started attending Valentino Kanzyani’s matinees and performances of leading electronic artists on the regular basis.”

It was his friend Alessio who helped him with the first steps: "He was caught by this bug well before me, so he already learned to mix and could thought me a thing or two. I still remember how I use to hang out at his parents house everyday struggling to beat-match the records. And after I started performing he even lent me his records." Shortly after that they teamed up for the live performances. "We've named ourselves Ghettotek. Alessio was mixing the records and I was in charge of putting in some effects. This way I got to perform in most of the hip Slovenian clubs even before my solo career really took off."

Thriving on a strong and globally accomplished techno heritage Slovenian electronic scene is still heavily directed by techno. But being influenced by the Global Underground music philosophy F.Sonik dared to go where only a few artists in the region dared before him – he decided he will combine the techno heritage with melodic progressive sounds: "Even Umek was there somewhere, but as he was pure techno deejay back then and I was more into progressive stuff, it were the likes of Sasha, Deep Dish and Steve Lawler that have inspired me the most," admits the young artist.

F.Sonik successfully transferred his unique vision of dance music, built on techno and blended with some emotionally rich proggy landscapes, into his own tunes. As a producer he gained the most attention with the track titled Something New, which he produced in collaboration with his musical guru Tomy DeClerque. “We’ve connected really good in the studio, so it was a really good feeling when Umek supported our first track including it in his Essential Mix even before it was officially released. That really inspired us and we already work on a bunch of new tracks,” announces F.Sonik...

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.

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"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."


M.U.M & bpitchcontrol proudly Presents Miami Sessions with Ellen Alien- M.U.M Episode 137

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

 

 

 

/// berlin berlin ///

berlin – i grew up feeling surrounded by the wall. i lived on the small island of west berlin. border controls on sunday excursions, the rummaging through bags, the military. it was scary.
but the quote “all quiet on the western front” still didn’t really apply, as lots of things were happening that wouldn’t have been possible anywhere else. the island of west berlin was a destination for creative minds in search of alternatives. music was and still is my outlet. alongside tinkling on the electric organ, teaching myself how to read notes and my jukebox with a collection of singles in my room, my ears were first intrigued by the revolution of neue deutsche welle. it was fantastic! for the first time people were singing in the language you could hear out on the street: ideal, grauzone, nina hagen – pop meets punk. things happened so fast. minimal sounds made from machines entered the charts. for me it was kraftwerk’s “model” that changed everything. i discovered that pop also worked without any frills. my side of berlin provided a home for the curious, those who were going against the flow.

however, it was only when the wall came down that berlin became berlin again – the city that lets me breathe. after spending a whole year in london i realized that despite the acid jazzhouse euphoria there, only one place felt like home – berlin, the city of possibilities. being able to breathe, to drive and walk wherever and with whoever i wanted. and no more borders. i was immediately fascinated by east berlin, by this atmosphere of curiosity and get-up-and-go. there was room for experiments. electronic music united east and west.

i started to focus on music and art. at first that meant playing the saxophone, learning about fashion, hanging out in rehearsal rooms and taking classes in acrobatics. to finance it all, i worked behind the bar in the fischlabor, which happened to be the meeting point of the up-and-coming music network. i mixed my first tapes and suddenly became part of the emerging berlin techno scene, which started out in empty industrial buildings, houses and cellars. ellen became ellen allien.

courage
berlin nightlife. i had my own radio show on kiss fm, worked at the delirium record store and finally founded my first label braincandy. it felt as if music had swallowed me whole. with braincandy i made a serious attempt at releasing the kind of abstract techno i liked best. i’d had enough of compromising. some of it was just the courage to pave my own way.
the closing down of the first big berlin techno clubs was a setback for the scene, though i interpreted it as a sign to get something new going in the midst of disorientation. the party series bpitch control was a good start. i wanted to hang on to the music, to materialize it, so i founded bpitch control records.
the parties were no longer just memories, now people could take them home, too. the label was mainly an organ for me and other people who i found talented and worth supporting. to me, bpitch control is glamour, community and exchange platform all at the same time.

productive
as a dj i have always tried to connect genres, styles and audiences. i want to feed people new music and capture their interest. i want to fill the room with sound. and i have always been searching for an acceptance of what exists. we all live in the here and now!
and it was that common thread that i wanted to share with the audience. when i dj, body and music become one, they become brainy. to me, music was always the only way to soar through epic parallel worlds, to relax, to experience excess, to find myself.
music is both my motor and my outlet.
as a producer, music is a playback of my emotions and moods. i tease them out of me with alternating technical devices. music becomes a chronicle, each album is a work from a period of my life, which grounds me after the stress of dj-jetting. albums are like diaries. with my first album “stadtkind” i wanted to express my close relationship with the city i live in. it was like an explosion. “stadtkind” is my homage to berlin. the testing, work and experimentation with the structures and the sound spectrum of electronic music then became more and more crucial for me. i used my various compilations and remixes to beam myself into the musical cosmos. with my next album “berlinette” i processed what i had experienced after the release of “stadtkind”. it was like a flash of lightning, i was everywhere and everyone around me was euphoric and supportive. “berlinette” illustrates all that and it is also my very personal discourse on what is possible in the world of pop music and abstract sounds. then i released my third album “thrills”. it moves back and forth between constant excitement and playing the arp 2600 and other analogue instruments.

in 2006 apparat and i decided to do an album together. we went into appart's studio and had a great time - looking over the roof tops of berlin in winter, playing around on different instruments and synths, trying things out. "orchestra of bubbles" is a really nice electronica album with parts both of my and apparat's style. during summer 2006 we performed our live sets all over the world, played big festivals and were sweating like crazy each time. it was a challenge and an inspiration for both of us.

when i was asked to represent berlin for a dvd for time out i was happy to accept. it's a really cool thing for people who don't know this great city and want to know about it. i show my favorite places and also did a mix that goes along on cd.
fabric has always been my favorite club and i was proud to be asked to do an exclusive mix for them, which has been released in may 2007. beside my different remix projects (f.i. thom yorke, beck, troy pierce, ect.) that was something i really enjoyed doing in my studio.

whenever i have time i do my own fashion. in summer 2007 i already launched my third collection. i like doing fashion design - i like to draw and the choose fabrics. i only do very few pieces, it's all very exclusive and it's more my hobby than a business. music is still my main interest - my love and my life. and it's interesting to see how different equipment and software changes the styles of music all the time.

changing studio equipment keeps the productions flowing. techno is still what i’m about. it’s minimal, reduced, deep and rough at the same time. i would say that techno and i have developed together.

in may 2008 my fourth solo album “sool“ has been released. one single (sprung/its) and other three
remix releases (out, elphine, ondu caress) of “sool“ follow the same year. shortly after my new ellen allien fashion tshirt line **plus** comes out. in september 2008 the jetlag tour together with modeselektor starts.

the year 2009 begins with a very special anniversary: 10 years of bpitch control, 10 years of music, working together, following the idea of acting as a collective, fostering of exchange and
communication, entering new territories and having fun while doing so. actually, this year bpitch control signed many new artists. indeed, i can say that i´m very proud to work together with
so many talented artists.

in january my new ellen allien fashion spring/summer collection 09 came out. this time i decided to launch two different lines: the everyday quartett line and the rather elegant but nevertheless sexy and cheeky mainline. then i started my worldwide dj-tour which brought me once again to japan, the states, mexico
and many other thrilling destinations.

the new ellen allien fashion autumn winter collection 09 came out june. once again i realized two different lines: a jersey line called “city lights“ that consist of dresses and shirts for women and men, rarefied with hand painted accents of neon brushes. the nomadic world i live in, inspired me to think of us all as city indians. the jeans line uses vintage denim to create something new out of the old.
with individual items i want to shape the women´s perspectives. i think we really need to see the world as more playful, more connnected, but nevertheless extending into new horizons.

my new single “lover“ got released at the beginning of september and lots of "happy birthday bpitch control"-parties have delighted us during the whole year. we rocked berghain club in berlin, the melt! festival, the sonar festival, watt club in rotterdam and many other outstanding locations. together with the graphics team “pfadfinderei“ we have been working on new ellen allien visual which have been tested in a couple of clubs and that are developing into something definite step by step.in september my single "lover" (bpc199) came out and i made a remix of uffie/feadz's track “pop the clock“ (edbanger records).
in november i made an ellen allien south america tour with gigs in montevideo, buenos aires, rio de janeiro, belo horizonte, sao paolo, medellin and bogota.

2010: a new decade for a new ellen allien solo album. i took a brief break from playing in clubs in order to concentrate on the production of my fifth solo album together with tobias freund. in january the ellen allien fashion spring/summer 2010 collection called "nightflowers" came out and i made a mix cd for the watergate club (ellen allien mix cd /watergate vol5). in february my 12" "pump" (bpc209) and "the best of bpitch control" for the japanese concept store beams came out. in march i toured through japan (tokyo, osaka, nagoya, okinawa) once again to celebrate bpitch control's tenth annyversary. i continued playing in clubs and festival throughout europe.
in may my new album dust (bpc220) came out. ince again i hav ebeen touring worldwide (usa, singapore, malaysia, australia and europe). along with dust other two 12" were released: flashy flashy (bpc216) with remixes by nicolas jaar and alexi delano and our utopie (bpc220) including the bonus track "searching".


sensual
in my work, graphics, music, artwork, visuals and fashion merge.

body
dance, space and lust for life overspill. i search for the fulfilling dance. body, belly and brain start to swing and uplift me/us. music is the drug – nothing else!

travel
travelling with my record case, living out of the suitcase. the hotel is my home. experiencing new worlds and cultures and accepting them; understanding, how things work in other places. sharing views and politics. a club unites people without words. it’s the music that speaks.
recognizing the beauty of the world and absorbing the otherness. home is far away and not important. it’s the unknown that attracts my attention, and i want to know it!
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the mix is everything. i push myself to the absolute limit, sweating, and the thrill is that the room will become our room.

 

Ellen Allien Tracking list:

1. Jay Haze featuring Laila Tov - I Wait For You  / unreleased
2. Adultnapper - While He Sleeps  / Simple Records
3. Shyza Minelli - Ancient Blessing  / Tuning Spork Records
4. Smash TV - World Wide Wet  / unreleased
5. Shit Robot - Simple Things (work it out)  / DFA Emi
6. N/A featuring Rosina - Fables and Fairytales  / Crosstown Rebels
7. Basti Grub - Will Fine  / unreleased
8. Dance Disorder - Zusammen (Discodromo Filthy Vortex Remix)  / CDR
9. Martin Beume - Slowly But Steady  / Outils Du Connaisseur
10. Late Nite Tuff  Guy - I Get Deeper  / Light Speed Recordings
11. El Mundo & Satori - Jazz Tango  / Catwash Records
12. Ellen Allien - Ever  / BPitch Controlthe mix is everything. i push myself to the absolute limit, sweating, and the thrill is that the room will become our room.

 

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M.U.M & 1605 Sessions Presents Miami Sessions with Umek Live@Club Lehmann Stuttgart Germany - M.U.M Episode 136

 

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

 

DJ UMEK
For a long time, Slovenia is known for its great electronic parties, but as the local scene is of boutique dimensions, everyone, who wishes to take the art of mixing and producing to a professional level, has to go out there and enter the worldwide scene. Umek has done this step as early as in the middle of the 90s and so he became one of the most important techno players of the global techno scene, even before the end of the last millennium. Together with people, who shared the same views, he successfully captured the first era of researching and recreating the rules of the dance music in Recycled Loops, Consumer Recreation and Astrodisco platforms, which all put the sound of the Slovenian techno on the world map of electronic music.
In the beginning of the year 2007, Umek started a new 1605 Music Therapy - Sixteenofive, with which he marked the beginning of the second era of his music creation and what an era it is. 5 highly popular releases on the 1605 label with lots more planned in the next few months, a huge success of the »Day Of Electronics 09« - the main 1605 event in Krizanke (Ljubljana, Slovenia) for the third year in a row, a popular summer festival »Disconautica« (Koper, Slovenia) featuring 1605 Main Floor for the second year in a row and with over 50.000 attending people. Furthermore the 15 astonishing releases and remixes already released in 2009 are the best proof, that Umek stays focused on his primary goal – to make high quality productions that stand out from the rest and to bring this music closer to people all around the world.
The year 2009 also brought a fresh breeze in Umek’s booking department and so his new booking agency is Bullitt Bookings from the USA, that also takes care of some of the biggest names, like Dubfire, Nic Fanciulli, Shlomi Aber, Davide Squillace and many others.
Last year's releases like Is it / Longer Trail, Destructible Enviroment, S Cream, Designed Persona, You Might Hear Nothing and the latest club hit Work This Data, have caught the attention of Armada, Hell Yeah, Tronic, Dataworx and other biggest labels of the music industry and judging by Umek's tracks »Hablando« and »Slap«, released on his own label 1605, by the enormous amount of upcoming releases and the second (and first on 1605 label) album with his 10 great tracks “Responding To Dynamic” (coming in spring 2010), Umek surely isn’t going to run out of creative fuel for quite some time.

 

02.06.2010 Umek @ Club Lehmann, Stuttgart, Germany - 2010 48

artist - track - version - label
1.   Echo Vacio - Pandora's Box - Original Mix - We Are Genius Recordings
2.   Yan Oxygen - Behind a limit
3.   Challenge by Norbert Gasser - Challenge - Alex Di Stefano Remix
4.   Wally Lopez - Is Deeper - Spartaque Remix
5.   Worakls - Kokain
6.   Phunk Investigation - Acid Slider - Sheff remix
7.   Dualitik - Lokomotiva - DEMO
8.   Hertz - A Voice Of My Own - Original Mix - Underwater Records
9.   Echo Vacio - Candanga
10. Blaz V - Noizzeous
11. Ketto - Bad Resonance - Original Mix - Bosphorus Underground Recordings
12. Alex Di Stefano - Multiverse
13. Miki Litvak - Pollinator - Gary Beck Remix
14. Mikatek - Velocity - Original Mix - Innervate Records
15. Daniel Portman - Pulsive - Original Mix - Unreleased Digital
16. Casting Shadows Without Light - Umek RMX
17. m0h - Wake Up - Original Mix - Weave Music
18. Anthony Pappa - Alex Di Stefano Remix
19. Axel Karakasis - Broken - Original Mix - Remain Records
20. Mike Humphries - Tactical Recon - Original Mix - Mastertraxx
21. The Advent & industrialyzer Remix

 

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M.U.M & FLOW:MNGMNT Proudly Presents "Miami Sessions with F.Sonik & Andrew Technique -M.U.M Episode 135

 

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

 



F.SONIK   The name of F.Sonik continuously pops up on the wish lists of electronic music aficionados in the region. Launching career with the Ghettotek live-act, later joining SDJF initiative and Flow Management, he already established himself as an unique deejay who is not afraid of such challenges as combining Slovenia's landmark techno heritage with some progressive spices. He already transferred some of this who-dares-wins spirit in his own productions, Something New (ft. Tomy DeClerque) being the most successful so far. This track, which immediately gained support of Umek and was already played on BBC Radio 1, predicts the series of fresh releases in 2008. So you better watch out for this guy! Aleš Furlan alias F.Sonik became involved in electronic dance culture on account of one very innocent occurrence in his youth. And it’s a sole fault of his brother that he ended taming the decks, mixers and effects night after night. “It all started when he brought home some studio mixer and Akai sampler,” remembers F.Sonik “Just a few days later I knew I wanted to produce electronic and become a deejay and I was hooked ever since. I started gathering information about the scene, artists, clubs, music and the whole electronic movement. Living on the Slovenian Riviera it was natural to be influenced by Ambasada Gavioli club as I started attending Valentino Kanzyani’s matinees and performances of leading electronic artists on the regular basis.” It was his friend Alessio who helped him with the first steps: "He was caught by this bug well before me, so he already learned to mix and could thought me a thing or two. I still remember how I use to hang out at his parents house everyday struggling to beat-match the records. And after I started performing he even lent me his records." Shortly after that they teamed up for the live performances. "We've named ourselves Ghettotek. Alessio was mixing the records and I was in charge of putting in some effects. This way I got to perform in most of the hip Slovenian clubs even before my solo career really took off."

Thriving on a strong and globally accomplished techno heritage Slovenian electronic scene is still heavily directed by techno. But being influenced by the Global Underground music philosophy F.Sonik dared to go where only a few artists in the region dared before him – he decided he will combine the techno heritage with melodic progressive sounds: "Even Umek was there somewhere, but as he was pure techno deejay back then and I was more into progressive stuff, it were the likes of Sasha, Deep Dish and Steve Lawler that have inspired me the most," admits the young artist.

F.Sonik successfully transferred his unique vision of dance music, built on techno and blended with some emotionally rich proggy landscapes, into his own tunes. As a producer he gained the most attention with the track titled Something New, which he produced in collaboration with his musical guru Tomy DeClerque. “We’ve connected really good in the studio, so it was a really good feeling when Umek supported our first track including it in his Essential Mix even before it was officially released. That really inspired us and we already work on a bunch of new tracks,” announces F.Sonik...F.SONIK

The name of F.Sonik continuously pops up on the wish lists of electronic music aficionados in the region. Launching career with the Ghettotek live-act, later joining SDJF initiative and Flow Management, he already established himself as an unique deejay who is not afraid of such challenges as combining Slovenia's landmark techno heritage with some progressive spices. He already transferred some of this who-dares-wins spirit in his own productions, Something New (ft. Tomy DeClerque) being the most successful so far. This track, which immediately gained support of Umek and was already played on BBC Radio 1, predicts the series of fresh releases in 2008. So you better watch out for this guy

Aleš Furlan alias F.Sonik became involved in electronic dance culture on account of one very innocent occurrence in his youth. And it’s a sole fault of his brother that he ended taming the decks, mixers and effects night after night. “It all started when he brought home some studio mixer and Akai sampler,” remembers F.Sonik “Just a few days later I knew I wanted to produce electronic and become a deejay and I was hooked ever since. I started gathering information about the scene, artists, clubs, music and the whole electronic movement. Living on the Slovenian Riviera it was natural to be influenced by Ambasada Gavioli club as I started attending Valentino Kanzyani’s matinees and performances of leading electronic artists on the regular basis.”

It was his friend Alessio who helped him with the first steps: "He was caught by this bug well before me, so he already learned to mix and could thought me a thing or two. I still remember how I use to hang out at his parents house everyday struggling to beat-match the records. And after I started performing he even lent me his records." Shortly after that they teamed up for the live performances. "We've named ourselves Ghettotek. Alessio was mixing the records and I was in charge of putting in some effects. This way I got to perform in most of the hip Slovenian clubs even before my solo career really took off."

Thriving on a strong and globally accomplished techno heritage Slovenian electronic scene is still heavily directed by techno. But being influenced by the Global Underground music philosophy F.Sonik dared to go where only a few artists in the region dared before him – he decided he will combine the techno heritage with melodic progressive sounds: "Even Umek was there somewhere, but as he was pure techno deejay back then and I was more into progressive stuff, it were the likes of Sasha, Deep Dish and Steve Lawler that have inspired me the most," admits the young artist.

F.Sonik successfully transferred his unique vision of dance music, built on techno and blended with some emotionally rich proggy landscapes, into his own tunes. As a producer he gained the most attention with the track titled Something New, which he produced in collaboration with his musical guru Tomy DeClerque. “We’ve connected really good in the studio, so it was a really good feeling when Umek supported our first track including it in his Essential Mix even before it was officially released. That really inspired us and we already work on a bunch of new tracks,” announces F.Sonik...

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.

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"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."

Playlist:

1    Metrodive      Drawing Hands - Original Mix      Monique Speciale
2    Sabb     Cadence - Original Mix     Rawthentic Music
3    Pirupa     New Choice - Original Mix      Noir Music
4    iO, Sender     Love Trip - Orgnal Mix     Noir Music
5    Carlo Lio     Chapter 2 - Original Mix      Monique Musique
6    Jackspot     Theres Any Problem - Original Mix     Brise Records
7    Robytek, Ralf Armani     Sierra Leone - Original Mix     Starlight
8    M.in     Its Just Because - Patrick Lindsey Remix     Tretmuehle
9    Kruse & Nuernberg     Diskothek - Original Mix     Noir Music
10    Justin Late, Fra'n'kie°     Gettin' Mad - Original Mix     Neurotraxx Deluxe
11    Caie!, Lagora     Le Cher Rayonnent - Digital Exclusive    Material Series
12    F.Sonik, Andrew Technique     Just Weee - Original Mix    Starlight Unlimited
13    Los Suruba     Roller Kick - ONNO Remix     Suruba
14    Akin and Nomis     Melodie - Mauro Alpha & Dalbe Remix    Sabotage
15    Nima Gorji     Obbatala - Jairo Catelo Remix    Climatic Sound
16    Hector Couto     1993 - WestBoy Remix    Nulogic Records
17    Amir     Bibi Baba - Original Mix      Bouq
18    Deepgroove and Jamie Anderson     Voix - Extended Version    Harthouse
19    Kyas, Luca M     Two - Original Mix      BDR Music
20    Los Suruba & Robert X     Checolate - Onno Remix    Suruba X
21    Luca M     Poezii - Original Mix      Cimelde
22    Nyra     Lindan's Groove - Original Mix      Be As One Imprint
23    Ron Costa     Hadono - Original Mix      Potobolo Records
24    Reboot     Hermano - Original mix     CDR
25    Rhadow     No Excuse - Original Mix      Greelpound
26    Sabb     Percomaniac - Original Mix      CDR
27    F.Sonik     ZuLuMaL - Original mix     NuLogic Records
28    Mihalis Safras     San TropeLess - Oxia Less Melo Remix    Material
29    Native Soul Feat. Trey Washington     A New Day - Spencer Parker's A Gun for Hire Remix    Fluential

Special Thanks to Marjan Lopuh

More Info:

http://www.flow-management.net/

 

 

 

 

30    River Ocean     Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochun) feat. India - Michel Cleis Floreo Remix     Strictly Rhythm

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_F.Sonik__Andrew_Technique_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:59pm EDT

M.U.M & 303 Lovers Presents Miami Sessions with Manuel De La Mare - M.U.M Episode 134

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

 

BIOGRAPHY

Manuel De La Mare Producer, DJ and A&R, also knowed as Sara Galli, After Tea and Combo his alterego project.
With over then 50 releases ranging from techno to house, he is supported, playlisted and charted by many djs around the globe: Roger Sanchez, Tiesto, Ferry Corsten, Funkagenda, Mark Knight, Pete Tong, Hernan Cattaneo, John Acquaviva, Joe T. Vannelli, Robbie Rivera, Renè Amesz, Kobbe, Ripperton, Jean Claude Ades, Anthony Pappa, Joeski, Milton Jackson, Jorge Jaramillo (Who Da Funk), Gel Abril, Yousef, Inpetto, Thomas Gold, Tom Novy, Justice and more.

In 2008 he gained 11 beatport top ten in 4 different genres to confirm his eclectic style (ian round - "dancin" manuel de la mare mash plus manuel de la mare d-mash, both rmx in beatport house top ten; sylar - "mellow" sara galli rmx , beatport techno top ten; alex kenji - "ytaca" manuel de la mare rmx and ceeryl - "high flyer" manuel de la mare rmx both in beatport progressive top ten , after tea aka manuel de la mare - "my prerogatives", "okeechobee", "this is warming up" and remix of "lombardi vs Neuroxyde - exagon", in beatport deep house top ten; sara galli and matteo matteini - "confident" featured in beatport deep house top ten).
Including the huge success of his underworld's "born slippy" official cover (2nd in overall beatport chart and 1st in progressive house).

He is the co-owner of 303Lovers and Hotfingers Music Labels with Alex Kenji and Marshall and since their launch (August 2007) they have sold more than 50000 units in digital stores; he collaborates also with indipendent and major labels: Baroque, Toolroom, Eye Industries, Omnis, Sound4Group, Universal, Blanco y Negro, ClubStar, Ministry of Sound, Anjunabeats, Warner Chapell.

Special Thanks  to Manu & Stéphanie Lazzereschi

Special Thanks  to Manu & Stéphanie Lazzereschi

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Manuel_De_La_Mare_www.miamiundergroundmovement.com.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:18pm EDT

M.U.M  Presents Miami Sessions with King Unique - M.U.M Episode 133
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

King Unique is Matt Thomas, an all round studio junkie and dj with a taste for tripped-out cosmic techno and rough-edged underground house; in a career spanning nearly a decade KU’s distinctive sound has won an enviable global following. A ceaseless schedule of dj sets and festival gigs backed up by relentless studio sessions resulting in scores of records, remixes and radio broadcasts has made the KU sound an instantly recognizable part of the music-life of millions of the world’s clubbers - and a fixture in the vinyl crates, cd wallets and laptops of the world’s most influential djs. Consistently appealing across genres the tracks have been played by everyone from Sasha to Soulwax, Richie Hawtin to Tiesto, and have turned up everywhere from Hollywood soundtracks to mobile ringtones - not to mention countless compilations and mix albums.

Formed in 2001 by Matt Thomas & Matthew Roberts, King Unique hit the floor running, claiming the title of Undisputed Remix Champs by scoring five Essential New Tunes in five months on Pete Tong's "Essential Selection" Radio 1 show. A US Billboard Dance Chart number 1 for the remix of Dirty Vegas’ “Walk Into The Sun”, plus two more solo Essential New Tunes for Matt under his Watkins and Mainframe alter-egos saw KU firmly cement their place amongst the ranks of first-call remixers. The King Unique production touch has been in constant demand since, appearing on more than fifty remixes and yielding some of the biggest dance floor bombs known to man - Underworld's "Two Months Off", The Killers "Somebody Told Me", Planet Funk’s “The Switch”, The Teamsters "Feels Like Love", and Chable and Bonicci’s "Ride".
2006 saw the end of the original duo’s studio partnership, as Matt Thomas took on the King Unique role as a solo artist. The two years since have seen the KU sound taken to new heights with a mixture of euphoric acidic melodies, dark brooding techno vibes and old skool beats. Remixes of Tracey Thorn’s “Grand Canyon”, Gabriel & Dresden’s “Tracking Treasure Down” and an ’08 remix of KU’s own “Sugarhigh” have reaffirmed his status as one of the most versatile and consistent producers of the last ten years.
Most recently Matt has produced a stunning reworking of “Heaven” for James Lavelle’s UNKLE project, as well as remixes for Junkie XL, Paolo Mojo and Miami art-punk fashionistas Organicarma.

The renowned King Unique dj set has made KU a regular addition to the line up of some of the world's most respected clubs and biggest festivals, playing everywhere from ultra-hip blacked-out sweat boxes in Tokyo to euphoric crowds of thousands on the tropical beaches of Madeira. Regular gigs for super-brands such as Renaissance and Ministry Of Sound coupled with an increasingly hectic international schedule has seen Matt racking up enough air-miles for a free trip to the moon, with gigs in Sydney, Osaka, Barcelona, Shanghai, Lima, Bucharest, Auckland, Bogota, Singapore, Chelyabinsk, Malta, Vilnius - just to name a handful from recent months. Since the very first shows Matt has pushed at the cutting edge of the technology revolution that's swept through club culture, taking laptops, new gadgets and studio gear into the booth. 2009 sees the addition of the near mythic Monome controller to the sonic armoury - part track-mangling Ableton controller and part psychedelic light show, lovingly hand built by techno-hippies in the Catskill Mountains.

Playlist:


01. Ripperton “Random Violence” Green
02. Artur Reimer “Unseen Days” Microfreak Records
03. Lights Electronika “Sentimental (Einmusik Edit)” Einmusika
04. Solomun “Cloud Dancer (Manuel Tur's Instrumental)” Diynamic Music
05. Danny Howells “Landing On Planets” Dig Deeper
06. Secret Cinema “Glad Chord” GEM Records
07. Layo & Bushwacka vs. Shit Robot “Fatale Feeling (King Unique
Bootleg)” CDR
08. King Roc & Dimitri Nakov “Jardin Nights” Bedrock
09. Slam “Room 2 (Pan Pot Rave Tool)” Paragraph
10. Tania Vulcano “Teflon (Pig & Dan Remix)” Isgud Records
11. Phil Kieran “Dirt (Psycatron Remix)” Cocoon
12. King Unique “2000000 Suns (John Digweed & Nick Muir Remix)” Bedrock
13. King Unique “Feniksas (Fergie Remix)” Bedrock
14. Donnacha Costello “With Me Still” Poker Flat
15. Suzanne Cianni “Analogue Revolution – Sound Of The Century


Special Thanks to Hugh B

http://www.kingunique.com/
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_King_Unique_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:14pm EDT

M.U.M & 1605 Sessions Presents Miami Sessions with Umek Live@Nitza Club, Barceloa Spain- M.U.M Episode 132

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

 

DJ UMEK
For a long time, Slovenia is known for its great electronic parties, but as the local scene is of boutique dimensions, everyone, who wishes to take the art of mixing and producing to a professional level, has to go out there and enter the worldwide scene. Umek has done this step as early as in the middle of the 90s and so he became one of the most important techno players of the global techno scene, even before the end of the last millennium. Together with people, who shared the same views, he successfully captured the first era of researching and recreating the rules of the dance music in Recycled Loops, Consumer Recreation and Astrodisco platforms, which all put the sound of the Slovenian techno on the world map of electronic music.
In the beginning of the year 2007, Umek started a new 1605 Music Therapy - Sixteenofive, with which he marked the beginning of the second era of his music creation and what an era it is. 5 highly popular releases on the 1605 label with lots more planned in the next few months, a huge success of the »Day Of Electronics 09« - the main 1605 event in Krizanke (Ljubljana, Slovenia) for the third year in a row, a popular summer festival »Disconautica« (Koper, Slovenia) featuring 1605 Main Floor for the second year in a row and with over 50.000 attending people. Furthermore the 15 astonishing releases and remixes already released in 2009 are the best proof, that Umek stays focused on his primary goal – to make high quality productions that stand out from the rest and to bring this music closer to people all around the world.
The year 2009 also brought a fresh breeze in Umek’s booking department and so his new booking agency is Bullitt Bookings from the USA, that also takes care of some of the biggest names, like Dubfire, Nic Fanciulli, Shlomi Aber, Davide Squillace and many others.
Last year's releases like Is it / Longer Trail, Destructible Enviroment, S Cream, Designed Persona, You Might Hear Nothing and the latest club hit Work This Data, have caught the attention of Armada, Hell Yeah, Tronic, Dataworx and other biggest labels of the music industry and judging by Umek's tracks »Hablando« and »Slap«, released on his own label 1605, by the enormous amount of upcoming releases and the second (and first on 1605 label) album with his 10 great tracks “Responding To Dynamic” (coming in spring 2010), Umek surely isn’t going to run out of creative fuel for quite some time.


Umek @ Nitza Club, Barcelona, Spain, 23.04.2010

artist - track - version - label


1.   James Harcourt - Unpleasant Surprise - (Popof Remix) - Form
2.   Alfonso Forte vs Gymmy j & Daniele Crocenzi Baby - Collabs fratellone1 - (Original Mix)
3.   Ton Def - Disco Mafia - (Original Mix)
4.   Manu C and Max Bett - Slugs In My Brain - (Original Mix)
5.   Alex Di Stefano - Black Hole - (Original Mix)
6.   Phunk Investigation - Tsunami - Perfect Storm Mix - Cutoff Recordings
7.   Bugged - CrAnK iT - 1
8.   Daniel Half - Deodat 1.0 - (Original Mix) - Flat Belly Recordings
9.   Spartaque - Mato Grosso - (Piatto Remix) - Italo Business
10. Dataminions - BB4CE
11. Alfonso Forte - Magikal Garden - (Original Mix)
12. Re-Zone - Brain Storm
13. Phresh! - The Return - (Original Mix) - Adverso Records
14. 5hesff - The kitchen
15. Alex Di Stefano - One Week 2010 - (Original Mix) - Binary404
16. Andrea Roma - Massive Dynamics
17. Subfractal - Your Face - Original Mix (1605 DEMO)
18. Rino Cerrone & Flavio Diaz - Dub Drum
19. Mauro Picotto - 2010 - Alchemy
20. Lorenzo D'Ianni - Danger Man - (Original Mix) - Dogma Records
21. Floom - Jura feat. Gary Beck - Myriad Toolbox - (Original Mix) - Synewave

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Umek_LiveNitz-_Barcelona_Spain.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:22pm EDT

M.U.M & FLOW:MNGMNT Proudly Presents "Miami Sessions with Alexander Madness-M.U.M Episode 131
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement




Alexander Madness

“Music is movement, variation, imagination
and eternity. In other words:
the future of sustainable energy. As a
DJ I try to transfer and receive that
form of energy from and to the people
on the dance floor - mixing minimal
techno tracks with electro house floor
fillers. For the rough cases I always
carry progressive and electro tracks
in my DJ bag.”

Alexander Madness (AM) discovered daylight in 1978 in Koper, Slovenia. Already his mother knew that music is going to be one of his main interests: As a kid he always liked to stand in front of roaring speakers. Before diving into the universe of electronic music,
Alexander was listening to rock, pop and all the other genres that are usually popular among the youth.

”I first got to feel the magic of electronic music in 1996, when sounds of fast hardcore hit my ears. Because that kind of music was rare at that time, I soon switched to slower rhythms of chemical progressive.”

In 1998, AM first stepped behind the decks and immediately felt the connection – and it’s still lasting. Like any other DJ he realized that the beginnings were not easy. His first gigs were played at local bars and private parties, but his technique evolved within years, as did his passion for the music.

In the past years he was switching from one e-genre to another until he really got into techno, which he still prefers. He plays mostly minimal/techno and electro/house but in his DJ case you’ll also find progressive and electro tracks.

He has been playing in all the major and recognized clubs, such as Ambasada Gavioli, Lipa, SubSub, K4,The Temple, Fun Academy, Oxygen, Netopir, The Club, The Cube, Playtime, Forest, Tivoli, Arcade, Culture club and many more. He participated also on Final Flash, Fetique-Boutique, Born to be Wild, The way of Freedom and Sound Of Summer events.

Throughout his eight year run and after AM’s guest appearances in numerous venues in Slovenia, Croatia and Italy, AM has also shared the spotlight with some of the industries best DJ’s. Some of his collaborations include artists such as Valentino Kanzyani, Andy Moor, The Filterheadz, Richard Bartz, Len Faki, Bryan Cox, Oxia, Joris Voorn, Matthew Dekay, Seamus Haji, Danilo Vigorito, dA frESh, Mashtronic, Electrixx, Ade Fanton, Virgin Helena, Paul Hazendonk, Petar Dundov, Jamie Bissmire and many more.
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Alexander_Madness_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:49pm EDT

M.U.M & 1605 Sessions Presents Miami Sessions with Umek Live@Nikki Beach- Miami Beach-Florida - M.U.M Episode 130

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

 

DJ UMEK
For a long time, Slovenia is known for its great electronic parties, but as the local scene is of boutique dimensions, everyone, who wishes to take the art of mixing and producing to a professional level, has to go out there and enter the worldwide scene. Umek has done this step as early as in the middle of the 90s and so he became one of the most important techno players of the global techno scene, even before the end of the last millennium. Together with people, who shared the same views, he successfully captured the first era of researching and recreating the rules of the dance music in Recycled Loops, Consumer Recreation and Astrodisco platforms, which all put the sound of the Slovenian techno on the world map of electronic music.
In the beginning of the year 2007, Umek started a new 1605 Music Therapy - Sixteenofive, with which he marked the beginning of the second era of his music creation and what an era it is. 5 highly popular releases on the 1605 label with lots more planned in the next few months, a huge success of the »Day Of Electronics 09« - the main 1605 event in Krizanke (Ljubljana, Slovenia) for the third year in a row, a popular summer festival »Disconautica« (Koper, Slovenia) featuring 1605 Main Floor for the second year in a row and with over 50.000 attending people. Furthermore the 15 astonishing releases and remixes already released in 2009 are the best proof, that Umek stays focused on his primary goal – to make high quality productions that stand out from the rest and to bring this music closer to people all around the world.
The year 2009 also brought a fresh breeze in Umek’s booking department and so his new booking agency is Bullitt Bookings from the USA, that also takes care of some of the biggest names, like Dubfire, Nic Fanciulli, Shlomi Aber, Davide Squillace and many others.
Last year's releases like Is it / Longer Trail, Destructible Enviroment, S Cream, Designed Persona, You Might Hear Nothing and the latest club hit Work This Data, have caught the attention of Armada, Hell Yeah, Tronic, Dataworx and other biggest labels of the music industry and judging by Umek's tracks »Hablando« and »Slap«, released on his own label 1605, by the enormous amount of upcoming releases and the second (and first on 1605 label) album with his 10 great tracks “Responding To Dynamic” (coming in spring 2010), Umek surely isn’t going to run out of creative fuel for quite some time.


Playlist:


Umek, Live @ WMC Miami

1  Travelling - Jackspot Remix Felix Neumann - "Brise Records"
2  Raw Track (Shout Mix) - Massimo Di Lena   "Cadenza"
3  Soms - Hermanez  Necotine "Leena Music"
4  Move Your Body - Utku Dalmaz (Chase Buch Remix ) "FHD Records "
5 Lelle / Mentiras - Federico Locchi & UGLH  "Laterra Recordings "
6  Tout Va Bien -  Matthias Meyer (Kollektiv Turmstrasse Remix) "Liebe Detail "
7  Heyday - Barem (Ronan Portela Remix) "Foundsound Records "
8  Kulunguele - Mijail, Mister K  "Darkside Digital Records"
9  Hipernova - Anna Miranda (DJ Deh Remix) "Ketra Records"
10  Calypso - Round Table Knights vs Bauchamp "Made To Play "
11 Above & Beyond - Mini Mode " Rhythm Royal Recordings"
12 Lovers n' Fighters - Kruse & Nuernberg ( DJ Madskillz Remix) "Noir Music"
13  I Know My Way - Minimorph "Underscore Records"
14  Sofia - Down Right Rude "Azuli Records"
15  Carlo Lio - Giro Tondo "Monique Musique "  
16  Aguja - Kaiserdisco "My Best Friend"
17  Move Your Body - Utku Dalmaz (Chase Buch Remix) "FHD Records"
18  Birpad - Matheo Velez "Blaze Records"
19  Burn Myself -Coyu "Swings Records"
20  Chants - Sollscher Und Siech (Per Hammer Voodoo Rmx) "Beat Theraphy"
21  The Bells - Monotrax "DNW Records"

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Umek_LiveNikki_-_Beach_Miami-_Florida_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:32pm EDT

M.U.M Presents Miami Sessions Darren Emerson- M.U.M Episode 129 Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement


Darren Emerson is one of the most influential figures in dance music, his 17 year career has seen him work with everyone from Depeche Mode to Jamie Cullum with numerous hit albums and singles as well as music synched to computer games and films.

Arguably best known for his work with Rick Smith and Karl Hyde, Darren joined Underworld when he was 18 years old, the band released three albums: ‘Dubnobasswithmyheadman', ‘Second Toughest in the Infants' and ‘Beaucoup Fish'. Underworld have sold over a million albums worldwide, featured two tracks on Danny Boyles Oscar nominated classic "Trainspotting" and are renowned for their stunning and unpredictable live shows. The hits include Cowgirl, Rez, Dark and Long and Born Slippy – all classics.

2000 saw Emerson leave Underworld and go solo. Although the band had been his passion for 10 years, it was time to branch out; concentrate on his record label and work with different producers. The first collaboration saw Emerson and DJ cohort Sasha produce the Ibiza classic ‘Scorchio'. Two Global Underground compilations soon followed; ‘Uruguay' and ‘Singapore' and the hugely succesfull Underwater Episodes. All proving that Emerson was back to doing what he does best; showcasing everything from deeper house through to jackin' techno cuts. Darren has also remixed tracks for everyone from The Prodigy to Everything But The Girl and Gus Gus.

In 1994 Darren Emerson started Underwater records, initially to release music for his friends, the label has seen releases from Steve Mac, Paul Woolford, Josh Wink, Gus Gus, Joel Mull, Smith & Selway, Paul Jackson, and Tim Deluxe – whose ‘Sirens/ We All Love Sax' and ‘It Just Won't Do' helped put Underwater firmly on the map. In 2003 Underwater was voted label of the year by DJ Mag and continues to go from strength to strength releasing albums and singles from its ever growing and increasingly varied roster of artists.

Darren recently released his third Global Underground compilation 'Bogota'. His debut solo artist album is now finished and will be backed with a plethora of club tracks meanwhile he continues his relentless globe trotting DJ schedule.

Playlist:

impster - treat me right
russ gabriel - prey tell
d'julz -  rotondo
steve hurley - jack your body
m.in - the beat
Acumen - Victory
Maher daniel - dropping the gramaphone
Josh Wink - Everybody To The Sun (Slam)
Ben Ben - Lucy Lu
Darren Emerson - Decisions
Darren Emerson -  Hard4Slow (Xprezz-2)
Darren Emerson & Jamie McHugh - Where We Came From (Patch Park)
Dave Manual - Thunderbolt
Darren Emerson - Hard4Slow (Detone Dub)


Many Thanks to Mr Luke Allen
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Darren_Emerson_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:03pm EDT

M.U.M Presents Miami Sessions with Robert Babicz- M.U.M Episode 128

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

 

 

Rob Acid, Sontec, Dicabor, Alton Inc, Acid Warrior

Straight out of Cologne in 1993, under the pseudonym Rob Acid, Babicz released his first single Happy Answer on London Records, which unexpectedly became a huge club hit. With the rise of acid house influenced records dominating the charts, Babicz was able to ride high on this new wave of club culture. In addition to becoming an in demand live performer using one of his other names, Acid Warrior, Babicz started to release singles on high profile imprints like Kompakt, Treibstoff and Steve Bug’s Audiomatique, as well as his own label, Junkfood In what Rob appropriately dubs “the rave years” in the mid-nineties, he was already playing all over the world. During this time Babicz teamed up with Mate Galic and psychedelic sonic experiences of every kind followed, which as Rob himself sums up perfectly came as a result of “excessive sound-research and absurd parties… transistor radio and porn films on big screen”. His affiliation with Force Inc a few years later brought a series of more experimental, less dancefloor-orientated works which suggested his theoretical musique concrete roots. By the turn of the new millennium, Babicz was striving for a different sound and thus began a new label, Shortcut. At the same time, he received multiple requests for sound design from hard and software producers, most notably resulting in the presets he produced for Native Instruments. In 2007 Robert released his landmark record, A Cheerful Temper on Systematic Recordings, which expertly moves between electronica, techno, minimal and classic house. Playing ‘live’ has always been a key feature of Babicz’s authentic musicianship; improvising instead of reeling off pre-determined sets has made his celebrated shows unquestionably unique events. He consistently delivers astonishing performances of his own productions built around warm melodies, blissed atmospherics & analogue bass - sometimes jacking, but mostly tripping and always around the foundations of his first love: techno. Consequently, Babicz has more than proven his worth in the world of dance music and his right to the title of pioneer and innovator, whether producing tech house, minimal or acid techno. With the release of Immortal Changes in early 2010, described by DJ Mag as a “marriage of organic groove and glistening electronic melodies” it is clear that Robert Babicz still has much more to give…
Playlist:
Intro r.babicz - remote kiss ( babiczstyle) r.babicz - the sun ( babiczsyle ) r.babicz - dark flower (fever album mix) ( systematic ) g.boratto - i feel ( babicz earth remix ) ( defray ) r.babicz - percofonik ( babiczstyle ) r.babicz - storm lunch ( babiczstyle ) r.babicz - astor (g.boratto rmx) ( systematic ) r.babicz - come closer ( lost babicz mix ) ( systematic ) r.babicz - simple feeling ( babiczstyle )
Special tanks to Luke Allen
http://www.robertbabicz.de/
http://www.facebook.com/robertbabicz
http://www.myspace.com/robertbabicz
http://twitter.com/RobertBabicz
http://soundcloud.com/robbabicz
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Robert_Babicz_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:37pm EDT

M.U.M & 1605 Sessions Presents Miami Sessions with Umek Live@Blau Club Girona Spain - M.U.M Episode 127

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

 

DJ UMEK
For a long time, Slovenia is known for its great electronic parties, but as the local scene is of boutique dimensions, everyone, who wishes to take the art of mixing and producing to a professional level, has to go out there and enter the worldwide scene. Umek has done this step as early as in the middle of the 90s and so he became one of the most important techno players of the global techno scene, even before the end of the last millennium. Together with people, who shared the same views, he successfully captured the first era of researching and recreating the rules of the dance music in Recycled Loops, Consumer Recreation and Astrodisco platforms, which all put the sound of the Slovenian techno on the world map of electronic music.
In the beginning of the year 2007, Umek started a new 1605 Music Therapy - Sixteenofive, with which he marked the beginning of the second era of his music creation and what an era it is. 5 highly popular releases on the 1605 label with lots more planned in the next few months, a huge success of the »Day Of Electronics 09« - the main 1605 event in Krizanke (Ljubljana, Slovenia) for the third year in a row, a popular summer festival »Disconautica« (Koper, Slovenia) featuring 1605 Main Floor for the second year in a row and with over 50.000 attending people. Furthermore the 15 astonishing releases and remixes already released in 2009 are the best proof, that Umek stays focused on his primary goal – to make high quality productions that stand out from the rest and to bring this music closer to people all around the world.
The year 2009 also brought a fresh breeze in Umek’s booking department and so his new booking agency is Bullitt Bookings from the USA, that also takes care of some of the biggest names, like Dubfire, Nic Fanciulli, Shlomi Aber, Davide Squillace and many others.
Last year's releases like Is it / Longer Trail, Destructible Enviroment, S Cream, Designed Persona, You Might Hear Nothing and the latest club hit Work This Data, have caught the attention of Armada, Hell Yeah, Tronic, Dataworx and other biggest labels of the music industry and judging by Umek's tracks »Hablando« and »Slap«, released on his own label 1605, by the enormous amount of upcoming releases and the second (and first on 1605 label) album with his 10 great tracks “Responding To Dynamic” (coming in spring 2010), Umek surely isn’t going to run out of creative fuel for quite some time.

 

Track List: umek live Blau club Girona


00. Intro
01. Purple Pills - D-Unity (Umek Remix) - "1605"

02. Meat With Blood - Max Bett - "Capsula"

03. Dark Floor - Phunk Investigation - "1605 "

04. Incomings - Tesla (Alex Di Stefano Remix) - "Stereo Seven Plus"

05. Fly By Wire -  Umek RMX  - "Promo"

06. Nova -  Kibz, Dfndr - "Recon Warriors"

07. Fly With Me - Elay Lazutkin - "IBZ Recordings"

08. Day Tripper  - H2 - "Form Music"

09. Nice Guy - Subfractal (Glitter Remix) - "Killing Machine Records"

10. Pere Rem - Tomy DeClerque RMX - "promo"     

11. Silly froggys - electric rescue - "promo"         

12. Russian Railways - Re-Zone & Tesla - "Nervous"

13. Road 66 - Ezio Mariani (Worakls Remix) - "FLAT BELLY"

14. Risvegli - Dyno - "Hell Yeah Recordings"     

15. Something Is Movin - Alex Di Stefano - "Mantide Records"

16. Ragaroo -  Fergie Ragaroo - "Excentric Muzik"     

17. Stop Show -  Totoproto (Joey Beltram Remix) - "Sebian Recordings"

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Umek_LiveBlau_Club_Girona_Spain_1.mp3
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M.U.M & Flow Management proudly presents "Miami Sessions with Matthew Hoag"- M.U.M- Episode 126

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

 

 

 

Matthew Hoag

Being anonymous music aficionado, music professional or a sexy Pacha girl, there are two things you really should know about Matthew Hoag: meeting him in person is always fun. Joining him for the night clubbing is a life changing experience. This vivid, cheerful, friendly bon vivant isn’t just one of those guys who want to know everything about the music as an art and the whole business behind it. He’s foremost a really nice person and his works are excellent reflections of his embrace-the-life globe trotting attitude.

The earliest seed that indicated Matthew’s future career is hidden somewhere on the dance floor was his passion for light shows. He became light-operator for the matinees in one of the local clubs already as a teenager. Few years latter he took a job at the local radio station. That’s where he learned how the radio station works, how the program is being put together, he became skillful technician, and he also listened to a lot of music: “I guess this is the main reason why I can’t be put in the box as an artist. I was exposed to all range of commercial and non commercial music. And it was that period when I grew taste for good alternative music and explored even genres such as jazz and blues.”

Meanwhile his career took a big leap forward as he became “illegal” light operator at the infamous Ambasada Gavioli club. This wasn’t his job. Put more precisely: he wasn’t even allowed to come near the console by the boss. But the resident deejays liked his touch and invited him into the booth whenever possible. “I was hanging around to listen to the sets of Valentino Kanzyani. Ambasada was the playground for the biggest names in the game. And Sven Väth was the one that really stood out of the flock: it was his human energy, power of his music, his ability to control the dance floor what ultimately convinced me to become a deejay.”

Although it wasn’t Sven’s or Valentino’s sound that he wanted to follow. “I’ve started with house, explored the progressive and I guess I could be considered tech-house artist nowadays,” summarizes Matthew who as a very versatile and eclectic artist doesn’t brand himself. He broke trough as a deejay when spotted by Valentino Kanzyani at the party in Croatia: “Valentino is one of the biggest figures in my life. He’s my brother from another mother,” likes to jest Matthew about their friendship. “He invited me to join his office, where I’ve got introduced to every angle of label management and music promotion business.” 

2009 saw Matthew kicking the dance floors around the globe, from Columbia to Turkey,from  Spain to Greece, from Germany To Brazil.

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Matthew_Hoag_3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:18pm EDT

M.U.M Proudly Presents "Miami Sessions with Dri.K"-M.U.M Episode 125

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

 

Do you know DRI.K?

 

“Did you hear DRI.K playing? It’s outstanding!” by GUI BORATTO (BR)

“The best female DJ we’ve ever seen playing!” by TICON (SE)

“Without cheap tricks but far from being a sound considered difficult, DRI.K showed an untouchable sound sensibility: technique and very sharp trends. And she has a very chic sound, almost blasé, with so much subtleness. Cheers to DJ DRI.K’s Tech House!” by ALEX PALHANO (BR)  

“Number one female DJ in Brazil.” by CHRIS CHREBET (US)

“DRI.K stands out from the rest both in and out of Brazil, producing really cool and intelligent work. I believe that, if she continues this way, we will soon have a TOP DJ representing our country really well internationally and earning her deserved respect in the Brazilian scene.” by MARCELINHO CIC (BR)

Considered one of the most talent DJs of her generation, DRI.K stands out for uniting beauty and charisma with a desirable technique acquired from DJ Scratch Academy in New York (US).

With only 3 years in the profession and fast moving carrer, DRI.K performed in many different parties and clubs in South America, United States and Europe, sharing the DJ booth with Eric Morillo (US), Paul Oakenfold (UK), Deadmau5 (CA),  David Amo & Julio Navas (ES), John Acquaviva (CA), Ticon (SE), Funkagenda (UK), Tocadisco (DE), Miss Nine (DE), Alex Gaudino (IT), Laidback Luke (PH), Dusty Kid (IT), The Flash Brothers (IL), Tino Morgado (UK), Thomas Penton (EUA), Anneli (SE), Gui Boratto (BR), Marky (BR), among many other great names.

DRI.K was present in the best music events in Rio de Janeiro. Some of these events include OI FASHION ROCKS, CHEMICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL, CREAM BRASIL and RIO MUSIC CONFERENCE. However, she became nationally known by her two live presentations at BIG BROTHER BRASIL (9th and 10th editions), broadcasted by TV Globo and the TV channel Multishow.

 She has toured internationally where she played at the following clubs/events: We Love Brazil Pool Party during Winter Music Conference 2007 at Carlton Hotel, We Love Brazil Party during Winter Music Conference 2008 at Club Jazid and at the Opening Cocktail of UC Music in Miami Beach, also played at Great Scott in Boston/MA, The Liberty Bar (Philadelphia/PA), Guitar Bar (NJ), Mood Lounge(NJ), Chris Michael's Lounge (NJ), Adega Lounge (NJ), The White Room (Buenos Aires/AR), Kalypso (Pag Island/HR), Exit (Vodice/HR), Crossroad (Malinska/HR) and Magnus (Senj/HR).  

On the Internet, her sets played on Warung Waves/BR, Radio Multishow FM/BR, Push Radio/USA and Beatbox FM/BsAs. She has also participated in live broadcasts on Transamérica FM/RJ, Cidade FM/JF and Vitória University/ES. One of her sets, the Minipoptech (July/08), won “LEGGO MY DEMO” contest and was highlighted on the newspaper’s radio “THE MIAMI HERALD”, in Florida/US.  

One of the great female female breakthroughs in the electronic music scene in Rio de Janeiro, DRI.K never fails to surprise with her amazing sets, which include tech house, techno and deep house. Having this DJ in command of the dance floor is synonymous with fun rocked by sexy and compelling grooves.

 From DRI.K, expect the unexpected!

Web:

http://www.myspace.com/djdrik

http://twitter.com/drikdj

http://djdrik.podomatic.com

Bookings BR: paulosilveira@3plus.art.br

Bookings US: sonia@ucmusicgroup.com

 

Direct download: 01_Miami_Sessions_with_Dri.k_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:49pm EDT

M.U.M Proudly Presents "Miami Sessions with Stefano Frisoni-M.U.M Episode 124

 

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

 

 

Stefano Frisoni's passion for music started at the age of 12, with House music of course. Suddenly the passion to produce also appeared in Stefano and so in 1997 with his Computer he already started making his tracks. Things changed entirely in year 2000 when Stefano got involved in Techno music. The hard one, played at the Cocoricò in Riccione.

In 2003 Stefano meets Daniel B and another change in Stefano Frisoni's musical history happens. Stefano and Daniel B start producing together under the name of TEAMTEK. Both headed to make bigger things.

In 2007 Stefano starts working with his new partner and friend  Francesco Bonora creating the PUNTO G staff and varoius music productions. In year 2009 Stefano cooperates with different labels untill he worked with EYE records and reached the top 20 in the Minimal chart of Beatport with the song TRIP. POOL 8 records is another label of the group that will see Stefano's productions released in fall 2009. Stay tuned more will happen soon.

Direct download: 01_Miami_Sessions_with_Stefano_Frisoni_3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:47pm EDT

M.U.M & 1605 Sessions Presents Miami Sessions with Umek Live@ Cembrankeller Linz Austria - M.U.M Episode 123

 

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

 

DJ UMEK
For a long time, Slovenia is known for its great electronic parties, but as the local scene is of boutique dimensions, everyone, who wishes to take the art of mixing and producing to a professional level, has to go out there and enter the worldwide scene. Umek has done this step as early as in the middle of the 90s and so he became one of the most important techno players of the global techno scene, even before the end of the last millennium. Together with people, who shared the same views, he successfully captured the first era of researching and recreating the rules of the dance music in Recycled Loops, Consumer Recreation and Astrodisco platforms, which all put the sound of the Slovenian techno on the world map of electronic music.
In the beginning of the year 2007, Umek started a new 1605 Music Therapy - Sixteenofive, with which he marked the beginning of the second era of his music creation and what an era it is. 5 highly popular releases on the 1605 label with lots more planned in the next few months, a huge success of the »Day Of Electronics 09« - the main 1605 event in Krizanke (Ljubljana, Slovenia) for the third year in a row, a popular summer festival »Disconautica« (Koper, Slovenia) featuring 1605 Main Floor for the second year in a row and with over 50.000 attending people. Furthermore the 15 astonishing releases and remixes already released in 2009 are the best proof, that Umek stays focused on his primary goal – to make high quality productions that stand out from the rest and to bring this music closer to people all around the world.
The year 2009 also brought a fresh breeze in Umek’s booking department and so his new booking agency is Bullitt Bookings from the USA, that also takes care of some of the biggest names, like Dubfire, Nic Fanciulli, Shlomi Aber, Davide Squillace and many others.
Last year's releases like Is it / Longer Trail, Destructible Enviroment, S Cream, Designed Persona, You Might Hear Nothing and the latest club hit Work This Data, have caught the attention of Armada, Hell Yeah, Tronic, Dataworx and other biggest labels of the music industry and judging by Umek's tracks »Hablando« and »Slap«, released on his own label 1605, by the enormous amount of upcoming releases and the second (and first on 1605 label) album with his 10 great tracks “Responding To Dynamic” (coming in spring 2010), Umek surely isn’t going to run out of creative fuel for quite some time.

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Umek_LiveCembrankeller_Linz_Austria_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:53pm EDT

M.U.M & FLOW:MNGMNT Proudly Presents "Miami Sessions with F.Sonik-M.U.M Episode 122

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

F.SONIK   The name of F.Sonik continuously pops up on the wish lists of electronic music aficionados in the region. Launching career with the Ghettotek live-act, later joining SDJF initiative and Flow Management, he already established himself as an unique deejay who is not afraid of such challenges as combining Slovenia's landmark techno heritage with some progressive spices. He already transferred some of this who-dares-wins spirit in his own productions, Something New (ft. Tomy DeClerque) being the most successful so far. This track, which immediately gained support of Umek and was already played on BBC Radio 1, predicts the series of fresh releases in 2008. So you better watch out for this guy! Aleš Furlan alias F.Sonik became involved in electronic dance culture on account of one very innocent occurrence in his youth. And it’s a sole fault of his brother that he ended taming the decks, mixers and effects night after night. “It all started when he brought home some studio mixer and Akai sampler,” remembers F.Sonik “Just a few days later I knew I wanted to produce electronic and become a deejay and I was hooked ever since. I started gathering information about the scene, artists, clubs, music and the whole electronic movement. Living on the Slovenian Riviera it was natural to be influenced by Ambasada Gavioli club as I started attending Valentino Kanzyani’s matinees and performances of leading electronic artists on the regular basis.” It was his friend Alessio who helped him with the first steps: "He was caught by this bug well before me, so he already learned to mix and could thought me a thing or two. I still remember how I use to hang out at his parents house everyday struggling to beat-match the records. And after I started performing he even lent me his records." Shortly after that they teamed up for the live performances. "We've named ourselves Ghettotek. Alessio was mixing the records and I was in charge of putting in some effects. This way I got to perform in most of the hip Slovenian clubs even before my solo career really took off."

Thriving on a strong and globally accomplished techno heritage Slovenian electronic scene is still heavily directed by techno. But being influenced by the Global Underground music philosophy F.Sonik dared to go where only a few artists in the region dared before him – he decided he will combine the techno heritage with melodic progressive sounds: "Even Umek was there somewhere, but as he was pure techno deejay back then and I was more into progressive stuff, it were the likes of Sasha, Deep Dish and Steve Lawler that have inspired me the most," admits the young artist.

F.Sonik successfully transferred his unique vision of dance music, built on techno and blended with some emotionally rich proggy landscapes, into his own tunes. As a producer he gained the most attention with the track titled Something New, which he produced in collaboration with his musical guru Tomy DeClerque. “We’ve connected really good in the studio, so it was a really good feeling when Umek supported our first track including it in his Essential Mix even before it was officially released. That really inspired us and we already work on a bunch of new tracks,” announces F.Sonik...F.SONIK

The name of F.Sonik continuously pops up on the wish lists of electronic music aficionados in the region. Launching career with the Ghettotek live-act, later joining SDJF initiative and Flow Management, he already established himself as an unique deejay who is not afraid of such challenges as combining Slovenia's landmark techno heritage with some progressive spices. He already transferred some of this who-dares-wins spirit in his own productions, Something New (ft. Tomy DeClerque) being the most successful so far. This track, which immediately gained support of Umek and was already played on BBC Radio 1, predicts the series of fresh releases in 2008. So you better watch out for this guy

Aleš Furlan alias F.Sonik became involved in electronic dance culture on account of one very innocent occurrence in his youth. And its a sole fault of his brother that he ended taming the decks, mixers and effects night after night. It all started when he brought home some studio mixer and Akai sampler, remembers F.Sonik Just a few days later I knew I wanted to produce electronic and become a deejay and I was hooked ever since. I started gathering information about the scene, artists, clubs, music and the whole electronic movement. Living on the Slovenian Riviera it was natural to be influenced by Ambasada Gavioli club as I started attending Valentino Kanzyanis matinees and performances of leading electronic artists on the regular basis.

It was his friend Alessio who helped him with the first steps: "He was caught by this bug well before me, so he already learned to mix and could thought me a thing or two. I still remember how I use to hang out at his parents house everyday struggling to beat-match the records. And after I started performing he even lent me his records." Shortly after that they teamed up for the live performances. "We've named ourselves Ghettotek. Alessio was mixing the records and I was in charge of putting in some effects. This way I got to perform in most of the hip Slovenian clubs even before my solo career really took off."

Thriving on a strong and globally accomplished techno heritage Slovenian electronic scene is still heavily directed by techno. But being influenced by the Global Underground music philosophy F.Sonik dared to go where only a few artists in the region dared before him he decided he will combine the techno heritage with melodic progressive sounds: "Even Umek was there somewhere, but as he was pure techno deejay back then and I was more into progressive stuff, it were the likes of Sasha, Deep Dish and Steve Lawler that have inspired me the most," admits the young artist.

F.Sonik successfully transferred his unique vision of dance music, built on techno and blended with some emotionally rich proggy landscapes, into his own tunes. As a producer he gained the most attention with the track titled Something New, which he produced in collaboration with his musical guru Tomy DeClerque. Weve connected really good in the studio, so it was a really good feeling when Umek supported our first track including it in his Essential Mix even before it was officially released. That really inspired us and we already work on a bunch of new tracks, announces F.Sonik...

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_F.Sonik_3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:40pm EDT

M.U.M & 303 Lovers Presents "Miami Sessions with Manuel De La Mare"-M.U.M Episode 121

 

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

 

BIOGRAPHY

Manuel De La Mare Producer, DJ and A&R, also knowed as Sara Galli, After Tea and Combo his alterego project.
With over then 50 releases ranging from techno to house, he is supported, playlisted and charted by many djs around the globe: Roger Sanchez, Tiesto, Ferry Corsten, Funkagenda, Mark Knight, Pete Tong, Hernan Cattaneo, John Acquaviva, Joe T. Vannelli, Robbie Rivera, Renè Amesz, Kobbe, Ripperton, Jean Claude Ades, Anthony Pappa, Joeski, Milton Jackson, Jorge Jaramillo (Who Da Funk), Gel Abril, Yousef, Inpetto, Thomas Gold, Tom Novy, Justice and more.

In 2008 he gained 11 beatport top ten in 4 different genres to confirm his eclectic style (ian round - "dancin" manuel de la mare mash plus manuel de la mare d-mash, both rmx in beatport house top ten; sylar - "mellow" sara galli rmx , beatport techno top ten; alex kenji - "ytaca" manuel de la mare rmx and ceeryl - "high flyer" manuel de la mare rmx both in beatport progressive top ten , after tea aka manuel de la mare - "my prerogatives", "okeechobee", "this is warming up" and remix of "lombardi vs Neuroxyde - exagon", in beatport deep house top ten; sara galli and matteo matteini - "confident" featured in beatport deep house top ten).
Including the huge success of his underworld's "born slippy" official cover (2nd in overall beatport chart and 1st in progressive house).

He is the co-owner of 303Lovers and Hotfingers Music Labels with Alex Kenji and Marshall and since their launch (August 2007) they have sold more than 50000 units in digital stores; he collaborates also with indipendent and major labels: Baroque, Toolroom, Eye Industries, Omnis, Sound4Group, Universal, Blanco y Negro, ClubStar, Ministry of Sound, Anjunabeats, Warner Chapell.

Special Thanks  to Manu & Stéphanie Lazzereschi

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Manuel_De_La_Mare_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:06pm EDT

M.U.M & 1605 Sessions Presents Miami Sessions with Umek Live@ Inbox Ljubljana Sloveni - M.U.M Episode 120

 

 

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.

Direct download: Miami_sessions_with_Umek_LiveInbox_Ljubljana_Slovenia_200942_jingle.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:50pm EDT

U.M & FLOW:MNGMNT Proudly Presents "Miami Sessions with Dj Lucca-M.U.M Episode 119

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement



Relating to official previews 2009 is the year to become a very difficult one. Recession in europe? A world crisis in economy? Nobody really knows how to call it correctly like it will be. But one thing is for sure. Though people may expect the worst Lucie Kvasnicov・ better known as Lucca by her fans, will expect a highlight in her career.

This tiny and beautiful woman from the Czech republic has played and placed herself into the hearts of her fans throughout the last decade and received much respect from male collegues like Chris Liebing or even Carl Cox who still is one of her favourite turntablist in techno business. All of them estimate Lucca a lot and cherish her style and skills and give her the references a worldwide top-dj does need to have.

Lucca's approach towards the perfect sound has always been accompanied by authenticity and devotion. Firstly captured by the house sound by dj sneak Lucca afterwards seduced herself to the techno vibes from napoli. In this epoque Lucca started to be part in every line up of every essential event concerning this style and was given her own festival organised by her former agency Mersey. As a conclusion she performed at "Live @ Hradhouse 2005" a unique concert which was also released on dvd showing this wonderful location placed in the castle of Boskovica and Lucca as the headliner. But she did not stop changing and created her own sound - the Sound Of Acapulco.

More than five years ago in 2003 it was time for Lucca to launch her own label named Acapulco Records. This move has been considered one of the most important actions for the techno scene among the czech republic which was still developing at this point of time. Releases of Acapulco became the synonym for progressing czech techno and were mentioned in many playlists and dj charts. The relaunch of her label now called Sound Of Acapulco could not knock down her acceptance and did show her skills concerning musical visionary even in a brighter light.

Currently this bright light is being transmitted by her debut album "Reformation" which mirrors Lucca's personal trip through life. It is purely a big exhibition of her personal taste of music and a common production with the german producer Tobias Fiedler. As a special appearance even the famous czech musician Michal Pavlicek provides his guitar riffs on her longplayer. "Reformation" does not only reflect her current life concerning music. "Reformation does sound a little bit like revolution but it is not. Me for myself it sounds slightly to aggressive", Lucca claims in an interview. Moreover her album has been built around the experiences she faced the recent years while travelling and now is the djane's v-card. "Reformation" not just includes her former hit single "Body Dance" it is also packed with twelve new stunning tracks e.g. "Quantum" her personal favourits „Hundertwasser“, „Teleport“ und „Noise Town“ as she says. But Lucca would not be satisfied with her engagement for music if she would not plan to start a new longplayer production starting within the next year. This woman is simply restless.

Meanwhile Lucca is a resident guest in music magazins and an appreciated partner concerning endorsement deals. She recently has been the face of well known manufacturer American Audio and cover act of Raveline Germany's leading magazin for electronic music. She also did a highly acclaimed special mix for this particular issue which was downloaded many many times and shows her well timed presence and knowledge of music if needed. For this reason she has been elected for the forth time in the row "DJ Of The Year" in the Czech Dance Music Awards and still does host her own radio show on Paul van Dyk's Vonyc Radio since may 2008. One of her career dream was fulfilled this year, as Carl Cox invited her to play with him in Space, Ibiza on 11th of August.


Contact:
www.lucca.cz
www.soundofacapulco.com

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Lucca.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:53am EDT

M.U.M & 303 Lovers Presents "Miami Sessions with Alex Kenji"-M.U.M Episode 118

 

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

 

 

Alex Kenji

 

Alessandro Bacci (29), aka Alex Kenji, is an internationally renowned and respected DJ/producer with over 10 years experience of producing, DJ’ing, and performing. As well as ‘Alex Kenji’, he has released records under host of pseudonyms including: Yoshie Chandler, Combo, Green Sugar, HouseLovers, D.L.D., Orange Love, Kaiko, Itchy Bit and many others.

His tracks have featured on the BBC Radio1 Essential Mix and in the DMC US House Chart and playlisted by best dance music djs such as: Tiesto, Pete Tong, Bob Sinclar, JUSTICE, Sasha & John Digweed, Fedde Le Grand, Steve Angello, Tocadisco, Roger Sanchez, Kaskade, Sharam (Deep Dish), Alex Gaudino, Robbie Rivera, Laurent Wolf, David Piccioni, Jason Nevins, Chris Lake, Hernan Cattaneo, Tom Novy, Joe T Vannelli, BSOD, John Dahlback, Inpetto, Jean Claude Ades, Demi, Omid 16b, Desyin Masiello amongst his fans.

His DJ sets offer an impeccable house / tech-house selection ranging from deep grooves to more techno oriented tunes all designed to rock the dance-floor to its foundations. He has performed all over Italy, Canada, Spain, Israel, Australia, Brazil, USA, Colombia, Mexico, Poland, Hungary, the UK, Germany, Cyprus, Belgium, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Tunisie, Portugal and Switzerland such as both resident and headline DJ.

Recently, thanks to the huge success of 2 singles 'A Lot Of' and 'Adelante', he has been featured for 11 weeks on Beatport Overall Top Downloads, selling more than 16,000 units thru the net; as well, licensing them on top notch Cd compilations such as: Azuli Presents Miami Sampler 2009, Eric Morillo Subliminal Summer Sessions 2009.

On February 2009 has been released on Mark Mendes imprint (Starter Records) track called 'UP' reaching on Beatport Number 1 Overall Top Downloads, licensing it again on the best worldiwide compilations.

Outside the club, Alex is co-owner with Manuel De La Mare and Luigi Rocca (Marshall) of 303Lovers and Hotfingers record labels; these brands have sold more than 100,000 units on music web stores, mostly via Beatport since first launching in August 2007.

As well, he has overseen collaborations with both independent and major labels including: EMI (Italy), Universal(GSA), Azuli (Usa), King Street Sounds (Usa), Milk & Sugar (De), Superstar Recordings (DE), Rise Records (IT) and many more.

With over 50 releases, and tracks featuring on more then 10 mix CD’s, Alex is ready to keep you UP on the dance-floor.

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Alex_Kenji_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:35pm EDT

M.U.M Presents "Miami Sessions with Technasia"-M.U.M Episode 117

 

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

 

Technasia Biography

For thirteen years Technasia has created a unique east/west fusion that moves seamlessly from the Paris club scene, to the streets of Hong Kong, to the hippest techno venues in Europe. Founded by Charles Siegling and Amil Khan in 1996, Technasia thrived as a duo for almost a dozen years. Now, Charles has gone solo, taking Technasia into 2010 as a one-man project. Unlike a Hollywood divorce, the parting between Siegling and Khan is truly amicable. Hong Kong-based Khan retired from Technasia to spend time with his young family. “You have to live this scene every single day,” says Siegling, “It’s very consuming, Amil didn’t want that anymore.”

Despite the change, Siegling has always been the ‘front man’ in terms of DJing and performing live, so Technasia is as thrilling and full-bodied a live experience as ever. If anything, Siegling is even more determined to infuse every aspect of Technasia with his utter absorption in sound, the passion born of 25 years engrossed in electronic music. Born in Paris and raised in an 11th century chateau, Charles grew up listening to everything from Depeche Mode to Jimi Hendrix. His music-loving dad even introduced him to early British rave tunes. As a university student he continued his musical education the clubs of Paris listening to the likes of Derrick May and Robert Owens; and taking note of the records Laurent Garnier and DJ Deep played on their radio shows.

In the mid-90s Siegling, who did a degree in film studies, went to check out the Hong Kong cinema scene. There, a mutual friend introduced him to Amil Khan and after they discovered a shared taste in electronic music, Technasia was born. They chose to base Technasia and their record label Sino in Hong Kong because there was no scene there, no record shops, no underground, no infrastructure. It was initially a battle for survival, but the location is vital to the Technasia ethos of music as communication. “Language is THE ultimate barrier,” says Siegling. He strives to overcome the barrier in his own life by picking up languages wherever he goes – he speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish and Italian, among others – but ultimately he chooses to communicate through sound. “Electronic music is the greatest language of all. No words, just the vibration, the emotion and the beat.”

Charles has a burning ambition to create music that transcends cultural barriers, and to captivate every audience. The proof of his success is in the list of clubs and festivals Technasia has played. Fans around the globe, from China, to Colombia, to the Czech Republic, know Technasia’s classic anthems including ‘Force’, ‘Oxide’ and ‘Evergreen’. And they know that every Technasia show takes the music to new heights. When DJing, Charles always plays on three decks, showcasing the old-fashioned arts of cutting and scratching. Live, Technasia takes audiences on an unforgettable ride. Charles literally becomes a one-man band, playing keyboards, percussion and acoustic instruments. He even sings. Anything to create irresistible energy and atmosphere. “I want my audience having fun,” explains Siegling. “Not falling asleep, or going off to the bar for a beer.”

The performance aspect of Technasia is complemented by artist albums ‘Future Mix’ and ‘Popsoda’ – which are modern classics. Siegling is also an outspoken promoter of young talent, using the Sino imprint as a launch pad for talent including Joris Voorn, Renato Cohen, Steve Rachmad and young Catalan producer Dosem. He has straightforward criteria for what makes a Sino artist: talent and individuality. Charles is refreshingly direct – he has no patience for industry politics – and he seeks out musicians who have a similar strength of character and clarity of purpose. “I share my knowledge with artists who deserve a push,” says Siegling. “So when they are ready to fly, they can do it on their own.”

Siegling is currently polishing the third Technasia album, due to be released mid-2010, and planning a huge tour which will take the new music to fans around the world. There is 12” single planned for spring, and fans can look forward to remixes from artists including Marc Romboy, Mauro Picotto and Renato Cohen later in the year. Right now, Siegling is in production overdrive: “My neighbours probably see me alone in the studio at 5AM, dancing my ass off!” he jokes. One thing is certain: come 2010, he won’t be dancing alone anymore.


01 - Jerome Sydenham - Deep Fried - UK Promotions
02 - Enzo Siragusa - Himba Raindance - Welt
03 - Dosem - Road To Ebron - Sino
04 - Dapayk Solo - The Little Thing You Do (Niko Schwind Remix) - Stil Vor Talent
05 - Mutant Clan - Sancerre - Terminal M
06 - Gerald Mitchell - Faith - 430 West
07 - Santos - Mariachi Hotel - Crosstown Digital Rebels
08 - Spirit Catcher - Sedona - Systematic
09 - Layo & Bushwacka - Now Is The Time (2020 Sound System Remix) - Olmeto
10 - Jamie Anderson feat. Mr K. Alexi - Cyclone - Mija
11 - Dennis Ferrer - Hey Hey (Df S Attention Dub) - Objektivity
12 - Wally Lopez - Noche Sin Luna (Coyu & Edu Imbernon Remix) - The Factoria
13 - Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts - Raw - Musique Risquée
14 - Santos - La Pineta - Crosstown Digital Rebels
15 - Marc Romboy - Talking All That Jazz - Systematic
16 - Lucio Aquilina - Black Elf - Hideout
17 - Mes - Back To Basics (Satoshi Tomiie Mes Mix) - Saw
18 - Gerald Mitchell - It's Possible - 430 West
19 - Roberto Bosco - One - Figure
20 - Steve Stoll - Untitled Loop
21 - Agaric - Nobody Home - We Are
22 - Steve Stoll - Untitled Loop 2
23 - Youknow - Bacata (Technasia Remix 1) - Monique
24 - The Cheapers - Madame Sans Merci - Upon You

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Technasia
Technasia.com
Myspace.com/technasia
Discogs.com/artist/Technasia

Technasia_Press Pics.zip
http://www.mediafire.com/file/djv2eonyhwz

Sino
Myspace.com/sinolabel
Technorient.com/sino
Technorient.com
Discogs.com/label/Sino

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Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Technasia_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:43am EDT

 M.U.M & 1605 Sessions Presents Miami Sessions with Umek_Live@Chinese Laundry Australia-M.U.M Episode 116 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.


intro
01. Walter - Andrew Technique (Tomy DeClerque remix) "Sound of Acapulco"
02. Markantonio - Terzo mix  "1605"
03. Technobuse - Dj Cyberx (Synth Tech Mix) "Southside Recordings "
04. Doubleshot - Anthony Attalla Jan van Lier Remix "Slanted house"
05. Smell The Wood - Original Mix Matteo DiMarr " Subliminal Records""
06. Hipernova - Anna Miranda DJ Deh Remix "Ketra Records"
07. Body Work - Francesco Grant ""AFULAB"
08. Costantino Nappi & Micky da funk - The Way We Do "Promo"
09. Wave From The North - Alex D'elia & Nihil Young "Frequenzarec"
10. Rated R - Yotopia "Stereo Seven Plus"
11. Wiwy Edit 1 - Marascia Dusty Kid "Southern Fried Records"
12. Ayahuasca - Promo "Hog o005"
13. Echoes - Piatto "1605"
14. The Music And Me -Voltaxx   feat. Betty Bizzare &  Lissat  "Leaders of the new School"
15. Hypenoise - Audio G8 "Big Big Soundz"
16. Roundhouse Loco & Jam "Promo"
17. Moleculare Damage - Logotech "Ketra Records"

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Umek_LiveChinese_Laundry_Australia_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:41pm EDT

M.U.M & Flow Management proudly presents "Miami Sessions with Matthew Hoag"- M.U.M- Episode 115
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement




Matthew Hoag

Being anonymous music aficionado, music professional or a sexy Pacha girl, there are two things you really should know about Matthew Hoag: meeting him in person is always fun. Joining him for the night clubbing is a life changing experience. This vivid, cheerful, friendly bon vivant isn’t just one of those guys who want to know everything about the music as an art and the whole business behind it. He’s foremost a really nice person and his works are excellent reflections of his embrace-the-life globe trotting attitude.

The earliest seed that indicated Matthew’s future career is hidden somewhere on the dance floor was his passion for light shows. He became light-operator for the matinees in one of the local clubs already as a teenager. Few years latter he took a job at the local radio station. That’s where he learned how the radio station works, how the program is being put together, he became skillful technician, and he also listened to a lot of music: “I guess this is the main reason why I can’t be put in the box as an artist. I was exposed to all range of commercial and non commercial music. And it was that period when I grew taste for good alternative music and explored even genres such as jazz and blues.”

Meanwhile his career took a big leap forward as he became “illegal” light operator at the infamous Ambasada Gavioli club. This wasn’t his job. Put more precisely: he wasn’t even allowed to come near the console by the boss. But the resident deejays liked his touch and invited him into the booth whenever possible. “I was hanging around to listen to the sets of Valentino Kanzyani. Ambasada was the playground for the biggest names in the game. And Sven Väth was the one that really stood out of the flock: it was his human energy, power of his music, his ability to control the dance floor what ultimately convinced me to become a deejay.”

Although it wasn’t Sven’s or Valentino’s sound that he wanted to follow. “I’ve started with house, explored the progressive and I guess I could be considered tech-house artist nowadays,” summarizes Matthew who as a very versatile and eclectic artist doesn’t brand himself. He broke trough as a deejay when spotted by Valentino Kanzyani at the party in Croatia: “Valentino is one of the biggest figures in my life. He’s my brother from another mother,” likes to jest Matthew about their friendship. “He invited me to join his office, where I’ve got introduced to every angle of label management and music promotion business.” 

2009 saw Matthew kicking the dance floors around the globe, from Columbia to Turkey,from  Spain to Greece, from Germany To Brazil.

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Matthew_Hoag_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:38pm EDT

M.U.M Presents "Miami Sessions with Joe Roberts"-M.U.M Episode 114
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement






Joe bought his first decks after moving to Manchester in the late 90s to pursue the acid house dream.

With a schedule that involved clubbing three nights at week, he was soon running his own night, ‘Milk’ at the New Order owned Dry Bar, while DJing at other clubs around the city and purveying an ADD-ish eclecticism that had been born out of bleary nights watching the young Chemical Brothers at the Heavenly Social.

Moving back to London, he started writing for DJ Mag, alongside a ‘proper’ job, was a founding member of a well-known music website, before the greedy machination of one of its members taught him the value of having a contract (though possibly not written on a napkin), and continued to put on parties in a variety of clubs and bars.

Following a hugely successful warehouse party in East London to mark the momentous arrival of 07.07.07, he began running a new series of nights, under the name ‘No Way Back’, at a grimy all-night pub in Brixton, moving through a series of bigger venues, and playing guest slots at clubs like Trailer Trash and Neon Noise alongside Fischerspooner, until finding himself running the lounge for Chew the Fat! at The End (including, appropriately enough, on 08.08.08).

With a hugely successful room, helped in a no small part by a large old school jungle collection, a job and residency swiftly followed, with gigs alongside Hervé, Tittsworth, Duke Dumont, Riton, Jack Beats, Trevor Loveys, Drums of Death, Raffertie, Reso, Bok Bok and L-Vis 1990, and more, even standing in as a fake Fake Blood to a packed Corsica Studios when the real Fake Blood failed to show. And summer 2009 saw gigs at Glade and Notting Hill Carnival.

Leaving Chew the Fat! to become an editor at DJ Mag, Joe now has a new party in the offing and is currently in the studio with Dan Cat, who reached the heights of Pete Tong Essential New tune under his previous guise of Cheshire Catz.

www.myspace.com/joerobots
soundcloud.com/joe-roberts

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Joe_Roberts_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:42pm EDT

 



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