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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

 



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