This young Electronic Dance Music Producer & DJ was born in the capital city of San Juan, Puerto Rico. From an early age his musical experiences and influences were ingrained with organic music genres such as Classic Jazz, New Age, Experimental, Latin Music, Disco and other worldwide styles. His father, a jazz musician & enthusiast, was feeding the ears of this young talent with good music for a long time, this and more drove Emiliano Martini to have a real passion for music in general, which made him learn much more about his surroundings in a more structured way. With the discovery of electronic music in his adolescence, he chose his preferred styles such as House, Techno, Minimal and Funk, in addition to that, he also made room for specific sounds like Chicago House, Detroit influences, Deep Tech & other groovy experimental electronic styles.
After 2002 he decided to start learning about DJing performance, making him buy vinyl records every opportunity he got when he was outside of his country. After a long time learning and practicing his passion for electronic music at his home, he began exposing himself as an artist by playing at house parties, various stores, hotels and eventually at local electronic music events in Puerto Rico, sharing the stage with various worldwide recognized DJ’s and producers at exclusive venues, because of his ways of overstepping genres and trends. At the same time, he’s been dedicating much of his time since 2006 to know music from a producing perspective, creating music with his own flavorful & peculiar touch, giving new textures and rhythmic variations that make him stand up from the rest.
In 2012 he opened his own independent Electronic Digital Music label imprint named: “Proper Slap Recordings”, making this the first Deep & Organic House music label based in Puerto Rico.
Nobody believes in the power of music like this gentleman. Since a very young age Puerto Rico’s very own Flavio Acaron has been mesmerized by sound and movement. Guitar Player/Keyboardist turned into a House enthusiast Flavio has perfected his skill for 14 years behind the decks and also achieved to elaborate his craft as a producer during this last decade . In his career journey, Flavio signed releases on Techno/House Heavy hitters Lutzenkirchen’s Platform B, Pierre Deutschmann’s K:lender and Great Stuff Recordings. Later on he went back to his roots inspired by Disco, New Wave, Electro and Deep House to find a more mellow, dark and funky approach to his music. Currently he has releases on Soulfooled Records, Neim, Electronique, Popart, Sincopat, Neim and Sleazy Deep just to name a few. The future looks very bright for this young lad since he has been constantly injecting the Deep House/Tech and Nu Disco scene with fresh beats and new sounds for the educated ear.
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Hugh Harry has been one of the island’s most relevant underground electronic music djs since the late 90’s. His influences come from early punk, electro to techno and house music from the 80’s to present day. Apart from playing in mayor festivals and underground gatherings on the island, he has toured Canada (Wemf), New York's Verboten, Miami's Do Not Sit On The Furniture and Groove Fest in Dominican Republic to name a few. Releases as a solo artist or as part of the Z Boys include collaborations with with Alex Niggemann, Jonny Cruz, Flavio Acaron and Red Light District.Has released on labels like Neim, Soulfooled, Sincopat, Sleazy Deep, Pop Art and Proper Slap, with releases supported by the likes of Ritchie Hawtin, Maceo Plex, Danny Daze, Audiofly, Martin Landsky, Luna City Express, Catz n Dogz, Alland Bayallo, Martin Dawson, Gel Abril, SIS, Andrew Grant and beyond.
Pat Fontes' knowledge of electronic music has made him into what many have stated as a connoisseur of sorts. With almost two decades of DJing experience on his resume from the underground to clubs all over the world this former owner, manager, music buyer of the now legendary Satellite Records Boston has built a strong reputation for himself. He is the man responsible for one of Boston's longest running underground house, techno, and electronic oddities weeklies at the Phoenix Landing Wednesdays. It went by many names but was most well known as Midweek Techno with his friends Soul Clap. He has had the honor of being exposed to many industry heavy-weights and has opened for the likes of Martin Buttrich, Paco Osuna, The Orb, Timo Maas, Cassy, Pan Pot , Layo & Bushwacka, Peace Division, Chris Fortier just to name a few.
Pat is now pushing boundaries again and providing his own dirty, sweaty, synth infected, sexy swag to his DJ sets and original productions. His sound falls under the umbrellas of techno & house but he has always developed his own unique spin on these genres and tends to bend every aspect of conventional thoughts towards them. He has had releases on well known labels such as Thoughtless Music and Airdrop Records. Now with many remixes and originals coming, Pat has joined a new pack of like minded artists on Prisoner of Love Records - Private Business - Proper Slap - Tight Groove - to name a few
Being quoted by his peers as "Mr. Techno" this humble encyclopedia of electronic music knowledge has been there, and done that, and is still finding ways to capture the imagination of others through his music!
Life's too short... listen to music !
(Prisoner of Love - Proper Slap - Thoughtless Music | Private Business | Tight Groove) Suburbs of Boston, MA
Werner started his DJ career in the early 90s in Germany, travelling around the globe, playing to appreciative clubbers at prestigious venues such as Yellow (Tokyo), Fabric (London), Panorama Bar (Berlin), Rex Club (Paris) and Turntables on the Hudson (NYC) to name but a few.
In 1999, he created Soul Camp Recordings, an innovative house record label with production partner Sefty featuring artists like Phonique, Martin Landsky, Marc Schneider, East West Connection and many more. Not content at working on his own imprint Werner went on to work for other labels such as Liquid Sound Lounge, Sense Music and Record Of Interest and not to mention nurturing his engineering skills by working on remixes for artists like Reel People, Terry Callier, Lenny Fontana, Phonique and Robert Owens.
Werner left Berlin in 2002, and moved to Mallorca where he was resident at Pacha, Tito’s and Garito Café. After Mallorca, Werner moved to London and started working at the Flying Records store. It was whilst in London, he joined the production outfit Notenshun and worked for Chillifunk Records as a studio engineer. During that period Werner collaborated on a variety of projects with artists such as Lofty (Notenshun), Sandy Mill, Ultra Nate, Ann Saunderson, Marcus Begg and remixed the likes of Nathan Haines, Spirit Catcher, Sequential Soul, M-Swift & Diplomats Of Soul.
In 2006 Werner joined Miss Jools’s (Mobilee) monthly “Clandestino” event at Mr C’s legendary club “AKA/The End”, as a resident DJ. This was a prolific period for Werner, as he gained further recognition releasing on labels such as Phonica Records, Wandering (Mojuba), Supplement Facts, Broque, Room With A View and many more.
His fruitful output continued into 2010 securing releases and remixes on labels such as Supplemental, Boxer Recordings, Safari Numerique, Nummer Schallplatten, Broque and Bulletdodge. Adding to this a selection of remixes for Guy Gerber (Visionquest) and Pig & Dan (Cocoon).
2011 continued in the same successful fashion, having productions and remixes released on Off Recordings, Buena Onda, Compost and Kling Klong in collaboration with Varoslav and Gareth Whitehead.
2012 proved to be another productive year for Werner with several releases on labels such as Something Different Records, Tulipa Recordings, Asymmetric Recordings, Broque, Elevation Limited and collaborating with Master Seb (Affolai) for Natural Rhythm and Sun Generation Records. Also remixing Zoe Xenia (Kling Klong), Mia Wallace and Fred Siera (JETT Records) to name but a few.
In 2013, Werner has already released on Rue De Plaisance (France), Audiomatique (Germany), DeNote Records (France), JETT Records (France) Headset Recordings (San Francisco) and KGBeats (Chicago) plus remixing a track for Flumo Recordings.
He finished the year of with more releases on Turquoise Blue Recordings (UK), Tulipa Recordings (USA) and a few remixes for Unknown Season (Japan) and KMS Records (Detroit).
2014 also is a productive year with several releases on Ayeko Records, Proper Slap Bulletdodge and KGBeats (Chicago) as well as remixes for Subwax BCN, KGBeats and Organik.
For 2015 releases and remixes are scheduled for Ayeko Records and Proper Slap as well as some promising collaborations and a new Hip Hop project with Superior (Dezi-Belle Records), plus a lot of mastering work which is currently his main focus within the music business.
Ramses Santos aka MEHR, half of production duos AURICULA[techno] and THIRD EAR SYNDROME[electro] and who is also Bacteria Records founder which you might know by their "Third Ear Training" park parties in Brooklyn.. Has been djing and producing during the last 9 years, and has been based out of NYC during the last four. Has dj'ed and produce under a number of other various monikers. Styles ranging from IDM, gabber techno, psychedelic trance, big beats, electro, minimal, tech-house etc... Hosted events in Miami, Puerto Rico and NYC. In the psychedelic trance years He performed next to artists such as Infected Mushroom, Yahel, Astral Projection etc... and hosted the longest running Psytrance weekly in South Florida from 2004-2005. His unique dj style earned him a spot in the largest electronic music festival in the United States, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL. 2005, and since them he has performed as half of THIRD EAR SYNDROME and most recently AURICULA at the renowed festival. . .Anyone who has seen MEHR, knows that his eclectic selection of tracks and creative ways of drawing them together always lead to good things. With in the styles of techno, minimal, tech-house and even dubtech. Check some of his sets that have been released as podcast at www.bacteriarecords.com and some of his productions at Soundcloud . Listen to these, enjoy, get ready for whats coming and cure your cravings for more.
The Z Boys have been rocking the electronic music scene in Puerto Rico since the year 2000. This DJ trio came to be after DJ's Christopher Alexander and Hugh Harry, met at an after-hours party held in the now legendary San Juan club "The Warehouse", back in 1999. The two played at almost every gig together, as if by fate, before finally realizing that the similarities in their styles, backgrounds and attitudes were too great to pass up the chance to team up and become a DJ group as well as a production house.
Soon enough, the Z Boys' audience and fan base grew, as did their reputation for being Puerto Rico's first electronic music DJ duo and one of the hottest acts on the island. With stylings ranging from Break Beats, Electro Funk, Acid House, and Minimal/Techno in those early years, to their now signature own brand of Deep/Tech-Acid House, and Techno which perfectly befits the duo's energetic attitude and musical pallad. The Z Boys have definitely crafted a sound all their own throughout the years. Strong influences coming from Detroit, and Berlin(Not to forget Florida for their Breaks), mixed with the Z Boys' multi-cultural musical backgrounds, and high energy level performance, have made this a must have performance at any Electronic Music club or festival on the island.
With the addition of one more member in 2005, The Z Boys line-up has become even stronger. Local DJ/Graphic Art Designer, Tomas Veit, now plays a critical part of this groups diversity in musical stylings as well as it's dynamic presence and artistic direction.
The Z Boys have played at almost every major electronic music festival or event in Puerto Rico since the year 2000, enjoying major status amongst their fan base and and corporate sponsored events(HA!, Entertainment, Medalla Light, Coors Light, Heineken SBS Productions, amongst a few), which has allowed them to share the stage with many international super acts.
I don't really like talking about my self in that 3rd person way! So will keep it real .
Live love and breathe house music since i could really .
Took sometime out from the scene and collected my thoughts to get back to what i do best play quality grooves , now started to produce and have few things now on going this is what i should have done years ago. But can't do anything about that now … So here i'am back doing it for the girls.
Just some of the clubs played :
Sankeys, Basics, La Terrrezza, Cable club, Fire, Spektrum, Mint club, Beaverworks, Joshua Brooks, Bar Fly, Hendre Hall, Mission, Fibre
After 23 years in Electronic music, Derek Marin is at the top of his game - Running 3 labels, reaching the 1000 track release mark, mastering music & performing around the globe he is literally the hardest working human being in Techno.
Marin has performed & collaborated with some of the biggest artists in the Electronic music world like Martin Gore & Fletch of Depeche Mode, Mr. C, Alexi Delano,..
Born in Catania in the hot Sicilian land, since child Giordano Foresta, aka Jonzz, showed strong musical dowries he began studying piano at seven years old, he learned music theory and began to experiment with melodies and chords played by ear.
After a few years start 'to study jazz guitar, the study of which became enamored and which continued until the end of his teenage years.
In the meantime, at the age of ten years old, he met his first sequencer with which he entered the world of the loop, the groove and electronic sounds until, specializing more and more, to fifteen years began to use professional programs such as Nuendo, Cubase, Reason and used that along with several analog synthesizers, drum machines and guitars that allowed him to experiment with new musical sounds by a melting-pot of electronic music and jazz samples. The same year, he began working as a DJ in the center of Catania.
At seventeen his first production for the Berlin label "peng peng rec." with the track "next space", two years later comes the second release with a remix for D.Glaser with the track "think acid" for "hello shitty rec." Italian label through which it is cited as the best remixers EP on national magazine "DJmag".
August 2013 with his EP "Soul Full Immersion" is inserted into the chart by Steve Bug "THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST CHART"
Mexico City’s native, Gog, has been Djing Since 1998, supported by his growing trajectory and by a very defined style, Gog became an exponent recognized within the electronic scene throughout the country. His music covers practically all existent aspects within House and Techno. His particular intuition to intervene in the progression of the night has made his name, currently, by both the creative experience and a good musical taste. Gog has been an indisputable resident at the legendary Club Rioma and has recently expanded his artistic panorama serving as a producer and editor of
renowned signature labels of great importance, some of which include Blaq Records, Cream Couture, Acid Fruits, Motek,and Proper Slap Limited . Additionally, Gog has been the brains behind the known label Louder Music since 2012, from of which he is also the founder.
Nicola Magalotti and music, a combination essential for over 20 years. Having taken the first steps in the discos of the south of Tuscany, he moved to London in 1999 and is fascinated by the London underground scene. Nicholas stands out immediately for his sets vinyl where he manages to mix various styles of music going from deep to electro melodies and vocals that make Nicola a very eclectic dj. In 2003 he started working for The End and collaborate with the Clandestine evening, one of the most famous festivals in London. From 2004 to 2008 Nicholas is the resident of "The Players" AKA bar, the party midweek hottest period. In the same years Nicola collaborates with other major events and plays as a guest in the most important: Turnmills, Egg club, The Key, Movida Club, The End & Aka The team anglaise, Meet, Factory, Babushka, The Cross, and Mexico Om & Blue Parrot. Nicholas has had the opportunity to play with the likes of DJ Dan Ghenacia, Tim paris, Raymundo Rodriguez, Chicken Lips, Harj, Dj copper, Miss jools, Luca Elle, Rap Saunders, Nico de Ceglia, Simon morel, Mutino, Ryan show and crew Ck Family. In these years he studied Nicola sound engineering at the Sae of London. So now we have taken four years of break and shot a little 'the world, Nicholas is back in the studio and in the end of 2014 and beginning of 2015, he published the first EP "From Brussels" on the label of the Emilia martini Proper slap, and four other tracks with Prison entertainment and Bulletdodge records. While waiting for new recordings for the summer.
Simon Houser Bio:
Simon Houser has established himself as a solid part of the American DJ scene and one to watch as a rising producer. Before moving to the West Coast of the U.S. and releasing tracks on Shamati Records NYC + Anadamide Records, Simon began his love affair with house and techno in New York City. He regularly frequented the Tunnel, Twilo, Limelight, and Vinyl as well as many of the techno nights at Guernica and Sullivan Room. Those experiences played such a fundamental role in Simon's artistic development both as a DJ and as a music producer.
Simon has officially relocated to Seattle, but his unique sound style and seamless mixing skills have enabled him the opportunity to DJ in Europe, South America, Canada, and all over the U.S. He is currently producing music as well as traveling and DJing weekly. Simon is also 1/2 of the production and DJ duo known as AURORA DIVING CLUB with DJ Wendall. For more info, promos and DJ mix downloads, please check out...
Jon Lee bio:
Since 1994, Jon has been buying records and establishing himself in the Seattle and Vancouver house music scenes as a regular behind the decks. Back in 1996, Jon founded Concepts Records, which became one of the front running sources for dance music in the northwest. In that same year, He also helped establish Vinylized, an 18+ club that helped cement him as one of Seattle’s favorite DJs. From then on, he never looked back.
After selling Concepts Records in 1999, Jon along with partner Brent Laurence started Tilted Records, a prominent west coast house label. Tilted Records have over 30 releases by artists such as Wesley Holmes, Miguel Migs, Marques Wyatt, Julias Papp, Jay J, and many others. Since then, Jon's DJing Career has been in full swing. He has traveled to London,Barcelona, Hawaii, Miami, New York, Portland, San Francisco, San Diego, and L.A. and has become a mainstay in the Vancouver and Seattle dance music scenes. Jon has 2 new residencies in Seattle at The See Sound Lounge, and The Last Supper Clubwhere he can be seen on a regular basis. He has also been in the studio as of late making some new music with Corey Baker out of the U.k. and with Josh Quest, and Johnny Fever under the guise Westside Legacy. Current releases are featured on such labels as Dance Lab RecordingsTilted Records, Redhanded Records, Bass Boxx Digital, Cubic Digital, Clocktower Records, Celestial Records, Temple Music Group, and Anadamide Records.
Alvise Torrisi is a Dj/Producer from Sicily. Since an early age he has always maintained a strong passion for music, consequently developing his own studios at the early age . Alvise decided to take a step forward in his carrier and moved to London,where he first often Djs for the '’Russian Bar’’ based in the heart of Dalston. Alvise today is more and more involved with the London underground scene, working with ''EGG London'’ of "Bodymove" Layo & Bushwacka's party, "Circus" Yousef's party, "Heroes" ,”Supernova” ‘’Keep on Going'' "Retouch" "Fresh" and others .Alvise's sound is eclectic, digging into rhythms from House to Techno, exploring through DeepHouse and Tech-House, all of this with his signature style of Djing, that makes out of him the performer that he is today. Alvise is currently producing and working hand to hand for labels such as Proper Slap, Mindbox, EtiketaRec,Katarzis Records,La Demenza Music, Minimal Force and TwoRecords. Despite his young age, Alvise has develop through experience and selection his own way to amaze the dancfloor on every set he performs. You can catch him playing in East-London or on his very own "Back to Basics” radio show every friday evening from 7pm to 9pm on www.radioprovoque.com/backtobasics
Born in Venezuela with a North American father , has been influenced primarily by the sounds of classic rock, disco, new wave, techno, and Chicago house music.
Begins to play music for friends and family at house parties only for the love of music. Continues his DJ career in Miami , Florida spinning at private events, local clubs including a weekly residency at the live web show from groovewaves , finally before moving to Dominican Republic played at an event which opened for Danny Howells at The Pawn Shop for Your World Music during the 2007 WMC.
During his current stay in Dominican Republic he has played in the best venues and clubs in the country. Judge for one round at the Viva Tu DJ Competition. Performed with R.I.O. in 2009 at the Gran Salon in the Renaissance Jaragua Hotel. Became the resident DJ at Webster Hall Punta Cana after winning the Battle of the DJs competition , at the grand opening of the club , shares the booth with Serge Devant and Ray Roc. Was the resident DJ at MINT Santo Domingo for almost four years, also at The London Box Santo Domingo. Was until early 2014 the resident DJ at FACES one of the most successful clubs in Santo Domingo. Openened and closed for Sultan together with Joseph Under at the Ballenas Music Fest 2011 in Samana Dominican Republic.
Shared the stage with M.A.N.D.Y. , Haus Klaus, Ilgin , Hugo Bianco , Sultan and Ned Sheppard , Taro and Luk Follin at the LoveLand Fest in Bavaro, Dominican Republic. Opened and closed for Steve Lawler at The Cave in Santo Domingo , Dominican Republic December 30th 2011.
He mixes different kinds of Deep Tech , Deep House , House , Techno and Progressive House. Has made various tracks , remixes, and edits , currently working on original productions which have been released by the labels System Odio, System, OMG , Warrior Recordings , Proper Slap and Ritmik Records.
Upon returning to Miami on 2014 Has performed in many of the local clubs and venues.