Mon, 30 January 2012
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_-_Episode_184.mp3
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Tue, 24 January 2012
Young and enthusiastic, Gustavo Rodrigues Pereira and Philip (Philly) were captivated by music at an early age. Inhabitants of Invicta and went down very similar paths, eventually crossing at The Official Afterhours Oporto, the High Tide. This afterhours, at the time was considered the most vibrant of the country. Together with Nuno F. Nóvoa and Nuno were responsible for programming, bringing sounding names such as Tiefschwarz, Dixon and Francois Kevorkian.
Ambitious einteressados by djing often fled to the routine practice, expanding and sharing their knowledge so as the mutual love for dance music.Meanwhile, Philly, AfterHours resident, was managing partner of the renowned record shop - Beechcraft Port DJ. In the trendy nightclub industry Porto, Gustavo entrusting their residence and their music the club, passed by world renowned artists such as Michael Mayer, Laurent Garnier, among others.
Later, in early 2004, inspired by the projection of some double height, joined to the leading Freshkitos. With intrepid claims from the beginning, gave the Portuguese underground some innovative and dynamic. The strength and diversity transpired in their sets and harmonize infect renowned spaces in which they operate, within and outside the country, cultivating generations.Agencies for four years by Ophir Productions, followed in Connect Agency, which was an integral part Gustavo. Are currently without a club ...
In 2008, when increasingly bet on the dance scene and downtown Porto Porto is in a constant rejuvenation, inaugurate, together with Nuno F. the Gare Club, a must in the city. Situated next to the São Bento train station (hence the inspiration for the name) is a leading space devoted primarily to the electronic scene in general and the new trends that it binds, through which some of the big names in national and international music (Richard Dorfmeister, Gui Boratto, James Holden, Magda ...)
Wed, 18 January 2012
Miami is without a doubt one of the best places on earth to enjoy house music.
It is also the house of some of the best DJ’s in the world Born and raised in Brazil, Sula Lopes started his career as a DJ spinning at private parties in South Florida. Eventually becoming the resident DJ of Club Boca in Boca Raton and from that point on Sula Lopes started to receive invitations to spin for bigger crowds, famous
events, and popular nightclubs all over Florida such as Space Miami, Nikki Beach, WMC
Green Valley Pool Party, Mokai, Gryphon, Pinkroom, Opium, Cameo, Discoteka, Spirits,
Exit 66, Rix Lounge, Area 51, Park West, Dream, Passion, Living Room, Crobar, Fontaine
Bleau, Live Miami Beach Concert (Blues Brothers), Brazilian Music Festival, Hard Rock,
WMC We Love Brazil,WMC MIAMI SESSIONS, WMC Frequency and many others.
Sula Lopes has the oportunity to spin alongside many international important Djs such as: Johnatan Peters, Boris, Johnny Ramirez, Armand Pena, Dsan Powell, Ivano Bellini, Ralph Falcon, Donald Glaude, Mark Ivan, Oscar G, Lazardi, Teclas and many more.
Mon, 16 January 2012
Rodrigo Barreto has been involved with the music industry for over 15 years. Between 1996 and 2000 he produced events within the state of Rio de Janeiro. However, it was in the year 2000, when he moved to Miami, FL, U.S.A., that started his passion for electronic music and his career as a DJ really started to flourish. A Brazilian naturalized American citizen in 2001, Rod became involved in Miami's underground scene, playing in small clubs and private parties.
In 2007, Rod searched for more knowledge and explored new horizons by attending and graduating with a degree in Audio Technology (Recording Arts) from one of the largest and most respected colleges of the audio world, SAE Miami, also affiliated with The Recording Academy/ Grammy USA. This significant accomplishment acknowledged Rodrigo's abilities as a producer and audio engineer.
Each year between 2007 to 2009, Rod was specially invited to work in the production of WMC (Winter Music Conference) and Annual International Dance Music Awards (IDMW); the largest conference in the world of electronic music. Rod has performed in clubs and parties located in Miami, Ibiza, South Beach, New York, Puerto Rico, and Rio de Janeiro; and big festivals like Creamfields in Brazil, Rio Music Conference, Chemical Fest, XXXpirence, Green Valley & Ultra Music Festival Miami. He has performed with big names of the international scene as Deadmau5, FatBoy Slim, Above & Beyond, Sander Kleinenberg, Layo & Bushuwaka, Laidback Luke, Jon Rundell, Carlos Lio, Steve Mulder, Anderson Noise, Eelke Kleijn, Dimitri Nakov, Dave Dk, Gui Boratto and others.
Currently, Rodrigo Barreto creates new productions in his studio along with Dj and Producer Re Dupre. Together this partnership coordinates MUR Music(Miami Underground Records), which is supported by various artists.
In 2010 he was invited to sign with Global Underground in the GU -38 –Black Rock Desert Compilation mixed by Carl Cox.One of the most respect labels and compilation.Staying 5 weeks in the roll in the top sales of Techno Charts and the most sold track in the GU Compilation. After that his name was chosen to be on the Fantastic Four (the four hottest name in Dance Music) of February edition of The DJ Mag the most respect Magazine of E-Music.
Rod's music can be found at the top of the charts of Beatport, in the playlist and compilations of the biggest Dj's in the planet like Carl Cox, Eddie Halliwel, and Dubfire, among others. Rod coordinates the Miami Underground Movement website direct from Miami with exclusive sets of Global Dj's such as Richie Hawtin, Magda, Umek, James Talk, Christian Smith and others. He performs on 2 weekly radio shows in his native land Brazil; Miami Sessions (his radio show brand) and UMF Brazil and UMF Ibiza-Ultra Music Festival Radio Show.
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Thu, 12 January 2012
Angelo Fracalanza Bio:
Angelo Fracalanza, the well rounded and known brazilian Producer and Remixer has the skill and dedication that make him recognized as one of the leading exponents of the new electronic. Inspiration for his productions come from brazilian music, Jazz, Blues and all things tropical, which is why he chose Tech House as his main style, in his words "melodic, harmonic, with a touch of tropical rhythms and los of percussion".
Graduated first in his class at the Music Production course in one of the most important brazilian universities, Angelo is influenced by artists like Groove Armada, Carl Cox, Daft Punk, Outwork, Ray Charles and James Brown, among others.
With several releases on Beatport on labels such as Noir Music, Miami Underground Records, Bedroom Muzik, Recovery House, Recovery Tech and Noise Music, his productions have support from major national and international names such as Groove Armada, Nic Fanciulli, Alex Kenji, Anderson Noise, Re Dupre and others in addition to his productions being played in sets of widely known producers such as Mark Knight and Umek.
His songs are played on a weekly basis on Brazil's biggest radio stations and he has performed at various Clubs and Festivals with big names of the international scene such as Deadmau5, Laidback Luke, Jon Rundell, Carlos Lio, Steve Mulder, Tattoo Detectives and Anderson Noise.
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with__Angelo_Fracalanza.mp3
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Tue, 3 January 2012
Rod B. & Mareis and 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!