For DJ and producer Ilario Alicante, all recent successes come down to one thing: he started clubber, still considers himself a clubber, and he will always maintain that vital link with the dancefloor.
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Berlin based DJ, producer and label owner Len Faki is one of the most outstanding and in-demand artists in techno's present age. Being a resident at Berlin’s prime techno club Berghain since its opening in 2004
Hailing from Tuscany, Italy, Faraone grew up immersed in music – his father was a DJ in the 80s, working for a local radio station, whilst his grandfather was also a folk singer and a musician. Surrounded by these diverse musical influences, Marco started playing around with hiphop records from the likes of Run DMC and Tupac, graduating into drum n bass when he wanted something a little “freakier”. His talent didn’t go unnoticed for long, as Faraone landed his first gig at just 14 years old.
A long-time staple of Neapolitan techno and the European dance scene in general, Markantonio has excelled as a first class DJ, producer and record label owner through his own work and that of labels Analytic Trail and MKT.
First getting behind the decks at just fifteen years old, a passion for both the technical side of DJing and for finding the freshest records around made it clear that music would be the career for young Markantonio. Within four years, he was making a name for himself in the late 90s clubs of Naples and emerged as one of the region's most exciting electronic music prospects. His production skills quickly caught up with his DJing and, in 1999, the sci-fi bleeps and pumping drums of the 'Fried Mix' EP showed an ambitious artist with a strong grasp of groove and how to make the details in a track stand out. Then came 'Appendix A' on Southsoul Appendix, a more melodic release that displayed the impressive breadth to Markantonio's talent.
She is a Ukrainian girl and she is proud of it. The DJ touring most in all history of her country , born to a small family in a tiny village. A talented girl without any musical education - Nastia.
Peggy Gou is a Berlin based Korean artist. Through a regular stream of high quality mixes she has begun to turn heads in underground circles. Sitting somewhere between Detroit, London and Berlin in sound, her DJ sets are a assured, kinetic combination of dark, pulsing house and techno, broken beats and abstract compositions.
Not many artists are lucky enough to release a track that defies genre classification and reaches into mainstream culture, with people enthusiastically embracing its melody and adopting it as if it were a football anthem.