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Magda is an artist who can never be pinned down, no matter the timeframe or time signature. Any one of the Detroit-raised artist's DJ sets or productions breeds a rare feel of mystique and discovery. "I'm really obsessed with finding a line between things - between sounds and between genres. My influences come from a life spent in very different environments, which plays a huge role in the way I connect with music."
Dramatic sounds and eccentric basslines carry her multilayered sound, which veers everywhere from funked-out space disco to the intricately-programmed, metallic feel of Detroit to stripped down techno, all the way to Italian horror film soundtracks. The only thing that remains consistent is the element of surprise.
Her accidental entry into Detroit's underground party scene as a teenager was the kick-start she needed for a lifelong love affair. Soon all became a blur of "cities, record stores, and parties." In 1998, she joined Minus and began touring the world as Richie Hawtin's sole opener. From there, her distinctive sound began to develop and the rest is history.
Stylistically, Magda grooves through opposition - creating sets that are emotion-led yet clinical, having profound expertise with analog and digital technology. Her sound is otherworldly but visceral; dark with a warm sense of beauty and grace; sparse yet wondrously full-bodied with density and bass-swathed extremes. Magda's DJing style has been encapsulated on her mixed CDs 'She's A Dancing Machine,' and her mix for London club Fabric 'Fabric 49' (a mix CD with as much artistry and vision as an original album).
In the fall of 2010, Magda revealed her debut, 'From The Fallen Page,' a darkly- tinged, transportive album that curiously combines natural, organic sounds, and modern electronic grace. Similar to her unpredictable DJ sets, 'From The Fallen Page' took listeners from one end of the spectrum to the other, treading the fine lines of extremities along the way.
These days Magda isn't home very often. In-between touring, she's fully focused on her recently resurrected label 'Items & Things.' The label's vision always pinpoints the off-kilter and the uncommon, seeking out new artists and sounds that push boundaries. "Items and things are bits and pieces of uniqueness we come across. The label is a platform to launch the music that we love. There are no rules, just sounds we like and artists we believe in."
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Former international aid worker teams up with Icelandic security specialist and former top model to create an international DJ supergroup. Certainly not what you'd expect from a group called Thugfucker - but then Greg Oreck and Holmar Filipsson often do tend to defy expectations.
One a New Yorker transplanted to Europe, the other an Icelander transplanted to New York. Both from a strong musical background with an almost obsessive dedication to the art of wild party instigation.
Growing up on an Icelandic commune full of some of the country's finest political thinkers, Holmar eschewed his past and all the heady philosophy of his childhood to move to New York and search out more physical and visceral methods of bringing happiness to the masses.
Meanwhile Greg was in the midst of a successful (if short-lived) political career in America when he too became disillusioned with the duplicity and self serving interest of those around him. Disturbed by the void he saw in most people's lives, it was in the dark depths of the New York underground club scene that he finally found his true calling.
Unbeknownst to each other, Holmar and Greg then propelled themselves along similar paths, throwing parties, honing their musical & studio skills and searching out inspiration from a wide variety of musical sources.
Then one late night, in a cloudy alcohol fueled discussion about the plight of the genetically Rhythm-Blind, Holmar and Greg recognized the depth of their shared passions. Thugfucker was born.
When Thugfucker's single, "Disco Gnome" was released in 2011 it marked the beginning of the highly respected Life and Death records and very quickly, lots of little gnomes were found in the boxes of some of the best DJs worldwide. It received widespread play in all kinds of clubs around the world from DJs as varied as Seth Troxler & the Visionquest crew, Jamie Jones, Guy Gerber, Loco Dice, Sasha, Pete Tong and many many more. It remains to this day a favorite of clubbers worldwide.
Following this came another collaboration with friends and label mates Tale of Us, this time in the form of an EP for Visionquest. With two tracks, "Morgana" and "Step Aside" (featuring Scott McCloud of Girls Against Boys), this collaboration also got lots of love from DJ's everywhere, went #1 on the Beatport tech house chart, not to mention being named an 'essential' track by Pete Tong on his Radio 1 show..
And in the meantime Thugfucker have been busy traveling the globe playing extended back to back DJ sets at some of the best clubs and parties worldwide. From Burning Man to Panorama Bar to Fabric to BPM and Sonar and Coachella to DC10 and Output and Katerholzig and many more. If you haven't partied with them yet then you probably haven't been trying hard enough to have a good time. You should definitely try harder and join them.
In addition to music and parties, Greg is also a co-founder of Life and Death alongside partners Manfredi Romano (DJ Tennis) and Matteo Milleri (from Tale of Us).
Holmar has also just founded a new label called YAH! with co-conspirators James Healy and Pete Sung.
Thugfucker are currently preparing their next EP for Life and Death due out in the not too distant future.
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Monty Luke is a revolution in sound – a forever push towards forward thinking; a
man unafraid to explore the space beyond the assumed boundaries of electronic
dance music. What began in Brooklyn quickly spread, as Monty spun his way
across the west coast, honing in on a raw, brain-pumping sound that would
catapult him into the great unknown.
Monty Luke began producing in the early 2000s, releasing “What U Feel”
alongside Sam Urton under the Loopwreckas moniker. Shortly thereafter, Monty
struck again, this time with Stompy Hi-Fi resident DJ Tasho. Released on
Mothership Music, the track, “Paranoid,” showcases Luke’s punk rock mentality –
a force of creative ferocity and out-of-this-world vibe that so clearly characterizes
Luke’s distinct style.
In mid 2008, it seemed fitting Monty would relocate to Detroit, the birthplace of
techno music. He began work with his mentor, techno legend Carl Craig, and
produced “Panik Attack,” the un-nerving, hypnotic follow-up to “Paranoid.”
Managing the development of Craig’s home-based label, Planet E
Communications, Luke received the encouragement to push ahead, to new
frontiers of the sonic mind. 2009 saw the release of yet another single, the
nebular “Art, Love, and War.” With each track, Luke has expanded the horizons
of techno music. During 2010, he was a part of the D25 World Tour, celebrating
the 25th anniversary of Detroit Techno, alongside DJ’s such as Theo Parrish,
Kenny Dixon Jr., Derrick May, and more. In 2011, Monty launched his own
imprint, Black Catalogue. The label is focused on raw, underground electronic
music talent and will primarily be a stage for him to release music on his own
terms. You can also hear Luke monthly, on his Scion A/V show “Wave of the
Monty Luke is determined to bring his outer-galactic, unapologetic, jack track
music to our world and back again. The time is now.
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- Sunset Sound System
When Solar began Djing in the early 90's, San Francisco's Clubs and Raves were places where musically, anything could happen. To be a DJ in this time and place meant having a fierce dedication to the craft of creating electrifying music for people to dance all night. A deep record collection and bold creativity were what people valued in the Djs they would go hear every weekend.
In 1994, Solar and a couple other Djs began bringing a sound system and a generator to the Berkeley Marina for free gatherings to dance and watch the sun set behind the San Francisco skyline. As these Sunset parties grew from dozens to hundreds, and now thousands of attendees, Solar become one San Francisco's best loved DJs. Known for his eclectic sets, blending Techno, Disco, House, Electro and electronic music with the energy of Punk and Psychedelic Rock, Solar has built a loyal following among a discerning crowd of dancers and party goers used to hearing every touring DJ you've ever heard of. Nearly twenty years of playing music for crowds large and small has evolved a style of Djing that seamlessly fuses the best of classic and modern dance music. More recently as resident and co-creator of the No Way Back parties, Solar has earned the reputation of a DJ devoted to the art of mixing and selecting music without regard to ephemeral fashion, trends or fads.
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- Sunset Sound System
- dirtybird Records
Galen founded Sunset Sound System with the idea of providing free, outdoor picnic-style parties where people could commune and dance while watching the sun set behind the San Francisco skyline. Word spread quickly, and what began as a few friends with speakers and a generator turned into festivities of over 1,000 people within the first year. Today, Sunset Sound System is on the move, boasting big-name talent for their international boat parties, festival-style campouts and famed park gatherings.
The early Sunset events served as Galen’s creative outlet and a prime platform to perfect his technique. DJing meant extensive knowledge of music history, hard-earned vinyl collections, and truly intuitive mixing. Inspired by the psychedelic climate of the 90's San Francisco music scene Galen successfully grew himself into a household name that he maintains today, holding it down with the world’s top talent. His sets are thoughtful, yet never pre-planned, with artfully-timed track selections that spark any dance floor he touches, appealing to the old school just as much as the new.
Creative fusion with Claude VonStroke led to a killer remix of ‘80s breakbeat classic “Jam On It,” and a mutual profound love for pizza inspired him and Justin Martin to co-produce Dirtybird classics, “Dust Devil” and “Tumbleweed.” Soon after, he landed a coveted feature spot on Annie Nightingale’s Radio 1 Show where he impressed BBC listeners with his smooth mixing style. Most recently, Galen’s Sunset remix of “I Feel Love” by Get Physical charmer, Lopazz, catapulted to #1 on his Beatport chart.
The summer of 2013 opened European doors with a breakthrough appearance at Dirtybird’s Ibiza residency. At Croatia's Garden Festival, Galen shined on the Sunset Sound System Boat Party alongside Justin Martin, Eats Everything, and Solar. His new track, “ICANCU” was released on the Dirtybird BBQ Compilation and another "Your Own Style" is to coming out soon on Smoke N' Mirrors. 2014 brought the boys of Sunset Sound System back to Croatia for another Garden Festival Boat Party among other European dates.
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- Green Gorilla Lounge
Anthony Mansfield got his first taste of house music in the early underground house scene of Northern California circa 1992. A heady mix of full-moon parties, beach parties, dirty warehouses, laid-back clubs, and crazy house-parties coupled with psychedelic, funky, deep house and organic breaks. In 1993 Anthony met Manny (DJ M3) and began promoting both club and underground events, including Deep Space and Get Down, Get Down.
By 1994, Anthony went back home for college in Upstate NY at Skidmore. While there he threw his own monthly club events, countless basement house parties and an annual band/dj fundraiser for Students For A Free Tibet. Anthony also hosted a popular radio show for four years showcasing house, dub, disco, hip hop, funk and soul all mixed.
In 1998, Anthony moved back to his home town of Ithaca, New York and began promoting club and underground events via Hector Works. He started Beat-Down, Upstates longest running house weekly, which continues to this day. Anthony's biggest contribution to Ithaca was Odyssey Night Club where he was the first employee, resident DJ, general manager and booking agent. Located downtown in a historic Masonic temple, this 20,000 square foot mega-club hosted such luminaries as Maceo Parker, Soulive, Black Eyed Peas, The English Beat, New Deal, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Derrick Trucks, John Browns Body as well as DJ Mark Farina, Soulstice, Markie & Jeno from Wicked, Vitamin D, DJ Who, and many others.
Anthonys latest chapter is relaunching his company Hector Works as an independent music label and, as of January 2006 Anthony is one of the new owners of world reknown Tweekin Records (http://www.tweekin.com).
As a teenager in the late 80’s, Greg Eversoul grew up listening to New Wave, Hip Hop and Rock music. In 1991 after hearing dj’s such as Hani and John Chamie drop records like Inner City’s “Good Life” and Soul 2 Soul’s “Back 2 Life” he was blown away. He started attending Denver’s early warehouse parties and taking weekend trips to Los Angeles to go to parties. On one such trip, Greg experienced his 1st real house set by Doc Martin and it changed his concept of electronic music forever. Eversoul started his dj career in 1992 at Denver’s Fab Afterhours party alongside Hipp-E, a major influence on his sound to this day. It did not take long before Greg moved on playing at Raves and club events. His dynamic tribal, funky and techy house sets have landed him opening spots for Ritchie Hawtin, Louie Vega, Sasha the Chemical Brothers and many others. As his popularity grew, Eversoul started taking his sound on the road. He has rocked dance floors from Seoul to Montreal, Riga to Miami and from New York to Paris. In 2000 Greg relocated to San Francisco where he’s held residencies at 1015 Folsom, Ruby Skye and the End Up. 2009 and 2010 saw him living in Eastern Europe and the Uk with notable gigs at Pacha in London, Essential Club and Space Garage in Riga.
As a producer, in 2003 Greg Eversoul and Ben Viguerie released their critically acclaimed debut ep on San Francisco’s Character imprint. The record was played by the likes of Danny Howells, Bill Patrick and Dave Mothersole on his Kiss FM to name a few. 2011 sees Eversoul's remix of 'Landing Mode' out on Elektek as is his 'Western Road Ep' on Evasive. In 2012 Watch out for upcoming releases on Release Musiq & Tanampa and many others.
Greg has played along side the best Dj’s in the world including: Richie Hawtin Sasha, John Digweed, Steve Lawler, Lee Burridge, Pete Heller, Terry Francis, Clive Henry, Jan Krueger, Josh Wink, Hipp-E, Murk, Josh Wink, The Orb, Chemical Brothers, Mr.C, Dj Dan, Mark Farina, Doc Martin, Jeno, Halo, Little Louie Vega, Dj Pierre And many, many more..
I could go on and on here about people I know, have played music with, and events I have been booked at over the past 20+ years, but what really matters is the music.
Listen and decide for yourself. Enjoy!
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C.L.A.W.S. is the solo project of Brian D. Hock, who is also the drummer from San Francico synth psych band “Bronze” and one half of the afterhour techno project “War Vs. Sleep” (Bar 25, Rekids). C.L.A.W.S. was born in Berlin in 2005 after Hock split with his band “the Vanishing” and began djing in the techno and house circuit. After moving back to San Francisco in 2006, the C.L.A.W.S. has released several ep’s on Kid 606’s Tigerbass label, as well as doing remix work for bands such as Health, Tussle, The Emergency, Lemonade, and Jessie Evans among others. C.L.A.W.S. is currently working on several new eps, a new live set, and is producing events in San Francisco such as “Gentlemans Techno” and “O.K. Hole.”
- Poker Flat Recordings
doin´it for quite a while now.