• Podcast 28: Valentino Kanzyani

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    As a founding father of Slovenian techno, Valentino Kanzyani has been involved in the country’s dance scene since the mid 1990s. A celebrated DJ first and foremost, Valentino built a solid reputation for himself whilst he was resident spinner of Ambasada Gavioli – Slovenia’s most famous electronic music club. His fame grew when he started spinning on three turntables as standard.

    Joining forces with fellow countryman and techno champion Umek, Valentino saw his first release in 1999 under the moniker Recycled Loops. Due to the success of their joint EPs, Valentino Kanzyani and Umek set up Recycled Loops as a record label, which further helped establish Valentino as a major player in Eastern Europe’s techno scene. A number of world tours, festival appearances and big club gigs followed.

    Whilst Valentino’s sound has evolved over the years, he is committed to protecting the art of the DJ with real integrity. Valentino set up his label Jesus Loved You in 2005, for instance, just as digital downloading was becoming the main dissemination channel for the music industry. Instead of joining the trend, Valentino decided to release his label’s music mainly on vinyl as a way to support the true original format of the DJ. And it is his love for vinyl that has seen him flourish today, to become one of most respected underground vinyl djs around.

    Through 2012, Valentino released a series of Eps on Cadenza in the build up to his debut artist album ‘Love & Gratitude’. The latest EP as well as a continuous mixed cd which includes all tracks from the project was released in April 2013. The project showcases Valentino Kanzyani’s underground house vision and it also represents a new chapter in Valentino Kanzyani’s career – as part of Cadenza’s booking agency.

    He is currently travelling for his “Love & Gratitude” Album Tour, his track “Bobby on Drums” has just been released on the new m_nus MinMAX compilation a few days ago and he has several other exciting new projects coming up this year. Stay tuned : )

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  • podcast 27: Togue’

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    Creative and always careful to details, Antonio Guerrieri aka Togue’, born in 1993, he is always looking for new musical horizons creating that feeling between dancefloor and music unique of its kind.

    Togue’ is owner of RE.FACE project: label and a weekly successful club night based in Pescara. He maximise everything around music. Charism and careful music selection characterize his sets.

    He is currently in search for new musical grooves and sounds that will define the style of his next releases.

    Creative and always careful to details, Antonio Guerrieri aka Togue’, born in 1993, he is always looking for new musical horizons creating that feeling between dancefloor and music unique of its kind.

    Togue’ is owner of RE.FACE project: label and a weekly successful club night based in Pescara. He maximise everything around music. Charism and careful music selection characterize his sets.

    He is currently in search for new musical grooves and sounds that will define the style of his next releases.

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  • podcast 26: Alex Baciu

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    Taking the hypnotic groove of minimal, adding the swing of classic house, Alex fell in love with electronic music in the lately ’90s whilst clubbing at Club Zebra (Bacau) and Session (Bucharest) party’s, and it was his experience that convinced him to start his own career as dj and producer. Experience his sets filled with grand soundscapes and the rare tunes, Alex is an artist which builds himself alongside the history of the moments of the parties he lived.
    During last years Alex Baciu played at events such as Playmoon/ Crucifix Lane (London), Sonance/ Grial (Ibiza), Twelve/ Basing House(London), Kontrast/ Hasselt(Belgium), 93 Feet East (London), 1001 Cafe (London), Nomad (London), Studio Martin (Bucharest), Zebra (Bacau), XS (Iasi), Kristal Club (Bucharest) and more.The diverse cultural music exposure is reflected on his sets as a kind of unic identity, a mixture of it all.

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  • podcast 25: Chaz Beazli

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    Rising from the out skirts of east london in the late 90s and being involved in a number of successful projects at a young age saw Chaz Beazli work alongside some of the countries most respected artist adding to the hunger and fuelling the drive to move forward in the underground music scene!

    Chaz spent most of his youth spending hours on end searching for vinyl and the right type of music to achieve the levels of intensity necessary! always mixing with different moods and styles but never forgetting to focus on the dance floors desires, his stylistic and technical versatility and skills behind the turntables are what  pulls him aside, hypnotic grooves and rolling baselines with a slight drop of acid are what to expect from this guy, showing that his experience from the dance floor and being a avid and passionate music collector shines through his sets!

    Since hitting some of the bigger stages and being signed to labels like Coquette records and Arupa music also making appearances for Act natural records and landing a new and very exciting residency for rhythmatic Chaz has been fortunate enough to play along side and support some of the worlds leading artist and very big influences to him such as Margaret Dygas, Mark Henning, RpR, Barac, Appolonia, and many more, showing his skills as a DJ continue to evolve and surprise with each year that passes hoping to show that his work as a DJ reflects the love he has for vinyl and helps to commemorate the culture of underground dance music..

     

     

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  • podcast 24: Andy Luff

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    If you were to ask Andy the single most important component of any party he would find it hard to look past the dance floor. Having spent countless nights, and mornings for that matter, mesmerised by his favourite artists, Andy has tirelessly dug deep into the music archives to find ‘that’ record he heard being spun by his idols. One name in particular springs to mind, Ricardo Villalobos. The Chileans diversity and electrifying energy behind the decks has seen his name cast as one of Andy’s true hero’s and an ideal role model for him to strive towards. We look forward to hearing more from him in the near future!

     

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  • podcast 22 – Philipp Ort

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    The past few years has been a musical adventure for Philipp Ort. With his original, upfront and recognisable production style, Philipp has released his music on labels such as Roots & Wings Music, Wiggle Records, Fabric London, Global Underground, Alive Recordings and Inmotion Music as well as on his own imprints Black&White Orange Records (www.bworecords.com and Pins and Needles (www.pinsandneedlesrec.com). Several tracks have been played and supported by the likes of Carl Cox, Sasha, Hot Since 82, DJ Sneak and Pig & Dan, just to name a few.

    Philipp has been DJ-ing for over 12 years and has played at various renowned venues including Fabric London, Salon Daome Montreal, Avalon Los Angeles, LED Bangkok, Sisyphos Berlin, Macarena Barcelona, Paramount London, Loop Bar Athens and Cable Club London.

    Philipp Ort has a few very exciting projects in the pipeline this year and you can expect to hear a lot of new music including EP releases on his own labels

     

     

     

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  • podcast 21: Joseph Williams

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    Joseph Williams is a resident of London’s Solo Danza night. His sound is composite of various styles which has seen him captivate the interest of respected members in the industry in a short space of time. His ability is personified through discerning DJ sets and his distinct production has lined up a range of releases on leading labels. Joseph’s dedication to sound will see him continue to grow in what proves to be a long journey ahead for this burgeoning talent.

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  • Podcast 20 – Arupa Music

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    Arupa Music Label owners Carlos Ryan have been in London’s underground circuit since the mid 90’s. These two artists emerging from south London show a great combination & passion for the Electronic Dance Scene. When meeting on the dancefloor from being true ravers themselves they formed a duo which later led them to start their  own imprint Arupa Music. Their sound is some what between house & techno with raw drums soft undertones and musicality is not a far.  Arupa’s first showcase in Holland in febuary was a great start to the year with Releases set in place from artist across the border 2014 is looking to be an interesting year.

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  • Podcast 19: Anna Wall

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    Ask any well-known DJ, artist or producer the secret of their success and chances are that hard work will be pretty high up their list of essentials. Anyone who knows Anna Wall will know that this is one of the many characteristics that defines her, and now, after years of working her way up the underground ranks, it looks as if years of graft are starting to pay dividends.

    Since first getting to grips with decks at the age of 19, Anna has developed a reputation and keen following in her native London and university town of Newcastle. Playing classic and contemporary house and US garage and with a strong affinity with the roots of both, Anna’s broad knowledge of the history of dance music sets her apart from the hundreds of unimaginative, chart-championing DJs that plague the scene.

    Anna’s international break came in 2011 when she was recruited as resident DJ for Croatia’s Yacht Week, playing alongside CR2′s Dan Castro for an epic 7 days 7 nights. Since then, she has been booked alongside some of the world’s most respected DJ talents, with the last few years seeing Anna DJ in the impressive company of MK, Robert Owens, Norman Jay, Inland Knights, Soul Clap, Adam Shelton and Jordan Peak.

    Anna finest moment to date came back in March, when she played for Mixmag’s DJ Lab live stream at their penthouse in Miami alongside techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson and Miami’s own Treasure Fingers; an incredible achievement in its own right and one about which she is extremely proud.

    She spent her season this summer in Ibiza, playing clubs such as the world famous Space Ibiza for Future Disco alongside Carl Cox’s The Revolution Unites every Tuesday, plus trips back to her Hometown to play Warehouse LDN, and Watergate in Berlin to name a few. Watch this space…

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  • Podcast 18: Doubtingthomas

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    rhythmatic Podcast 18 comes from Doubtingthomas

     

    For our next podcast we bring you another exciting mix recorded live at Les Diamantaires DETENDU Présentent rhythmatic event in Nice 27 July, part of our rhythmatic 5 year Anniversary tour,

    The sound of DoubtingThomas is very authentic, there’s a pure honesty to it, nothing is more evident than in his Live performances, fusing tech house with deep, minimal, jazz and broken beats.

    Calling London home, this curator of subtle sound grooves and jacking rhythms, he’s so far released on Soul Jazz Records, LessIzm:r, Mean and Safari Electronique.

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