Aarhus is an electropop duo from New York City. Their debut EP displays their focus on electronic dance music aesthetics and pop songcraft. Aarhus achieves this by bridging the gap between dance music and singer-songwriter pop.
All Talk is the collaboration between longtime friends Cole Maxwell, Tim Mensel, and Dan Shapiro. Founded in 2015 initially as a vehicle for the songwriting of Cole and Tim, the duo recently welcomed Dan on drums to round out the live performance as a trio. This May the group is following up their studio recorded debut Juno (2015) with the
Anda Volley is a singer-songwriter & producer based in Boston, MA, USA. Her music spans indie rock and electro pop to ambient and industrial noise exploration. She writes poetic lyrics that are at times direct and sincere to deeply evocative, surreal passages. She has toured the US and UK, and played Burning Man, Las Vegas (The Forgotten City). Her debut
Aüva formed in Boston in 2015 while studying at Berklee. As a four piece, they released the “Light Years” EP. Their sound is reminiscent of the dream-pop with hints of surf and psychedelic rock influence. A consistent and driving rhythm section dances underneath jangly guitar and soaring harmonies. Adding two Boston Conservatory students on bass guitar and auxiliary percussion, has
Axel Boman is a Swedish house music DJ and producer born in Stockholm. Boman made a breakthrough with his EP Holy Love on Pampa Records in 2010 where the song “Purple Drank” became a hit in the house music scene, since then he has been touring extensively and made remixes for artists like John Talabot and Harald Bjork. He is
DJing to dance fiends night after night is his passion—whether thugged-out Baltimore music or the retro-sexual glam of Giorgio Moroder. Behold Baltimoroder. New residencies started popping up in all different styles, all the way from Balearic dinner music to Dancehall/Hip-Hop to Techno and Electro. Baltimoroder mixes aggressively and flawlessly in any genre put in his path. It was the Hearthrob
Bedouin is a Brooklyn-based production & DJ partnership between nomads Tamer Malki and Rami Abousabe who are creating their own idiosyncratic spell of melodies and rhythms. Together they share an eclectic sonic vision that pulls from diverse influences owing to their Middle Eastern heritage, Western upbringing, and world travels. Their combined musical backgrounds and ever-evolving taste captures the sensibility of
As one of the co-founders of Hessle Audio, Ben UFO has been responsible, alongside Pearson Sound and Pangaea, for some of the most varied and ground breaking releases of recent years. Having become immersed in the still emerging dubstep scenes in London and Leeds in 2005. As BPMs have dropped and influences have broadened, so too has the vision of
After less than a year as a resident at Smart Bar, North America’s oldest independent venue, The Black Madonna became the club’s first ever Creative Director in its three decade history. To best describe her style, it seems appropriate to quote the musician, talent buyer, and producer herself, “Dance music needs riot grrrls. Dance music needs Patti Smith. It needs
London based, Belfast-born blogger-production-dj duo Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson need little by way of introduction. Their ‘Feel My Bicep blog” is the go-to place for tastemakers world-wide for lost and forgotten disco / Chicago house / Detroit techno / Italo edits and everything in-between. On a production tip, they have released on such labels as Throne Of Blood, Traveller
Bosq has been tirelessly exploring the intersections of Afro-Latin music with Disco, Funk, Reggae, House and Hip Hop for years. With two full albums released on Ubiquity Records, bosq y orquesta de madera (2013) & celestial strut (2015), a forthcoming EP on Soul Clap Records, and a full length album being recorded in the spring of 2015 with the Candela
Byoosik weaves together genre-defying mixes of underground dance music, developing an aural journey that engages dancers both mentally and physically. Born in the Philippines to an American father and German mother and given a Korean name, Biyeun Buczyk’s background is as eclectic as her music selection.While educated in science and engineering, Byoosik’s interests have always preferred music and the visual
A vehicle destroyed, a pizza delivery job terminated. EDM dilettantism and general disillusionment soaring at a fever pitch. For Mikey Lee, early 2008 resembled a topography of dark and untimely events, and the assemblage of lush, listless bedroom tunes was the most powerful antidote. A point of return was realized in the eponymous track “Heath Ledger”. This attracted the attention
Crissy’s first gigs were played to an empty room, sneaking into Kenny Ken’s studio when he wasn’t home – but it was at the tender age of barely nine that his career began its meteoric ascent. Crissy’s first gig as a DJ came without warning – at an empty Festival at The Essex Show ground. A last minute replacement for
The solo beat project of Boston musician Alex Jackson of Elizabeth Colour Wheel, Mail Theif, and BLEW (among others), CYBERBULLY’s meager description of his music reads bleep bloops and blast beats. Thankfully, his debut full length–not counting an early demo comp–ABY??? encapsulates far more than that, generally including music that defies classification. Warped chip tune beats and clipped vocal melodies
Deano Sounds has been DJing and collecting vintage records for well over a decade. In 2008 he began DJing for Viva Radio on his Cultures of Soul Radio Show, which features eclectic vintage music for the dance floor from across the globe. It was only a short while later that he started his own record label, Cultures of Soul Records,
Damian Silva is cofounder and creative director of Bassic, Boston’s first and longest running Dubstep night. He has been DJing since 1997 when he was first exposed to the sounds of Jungle/Drum & Bass in Philly’s early rave scene. In that time he has started 2 promotion companies, managed a nightclub, established 2 long running monthly nights and performed at
If you’ve been to enough shows around Allston chances are you’ve run into Slow Blood Music promotion lord Will Mayo. Or perhaps he’s served you a tasty beverage at the Great Scott on a sunny summer afternoon. If you haven’t had the pleasure of being in the company of this most righteously awesome dude, TONIGHT is your chance!
DJ Minx was inspired to spin by the famed Music Institute in Detroit. Her style is described as funky, powerful house, with a splash of grace. For two years, Minx engineered and hosted “Deep Space Radio”, an electronic music show on Detroit’s WGPR radio station. The show was heralded by the innovators of techno music: “Magic” Juan Atkins, Kevin “Reese”
Searching for biographical information on Fatima Yamaha leads to very little information. The artist’s barren Facebook “about” section comes up as practically the only source, and simply states “Fatima Yamaha, the girl between two worlds. Turkish mother and a Japanese father. Recording artist for Magnetron Music.” In truth, she is no such thing; she is a pseudonym of Dutch recording
Since making his debut in 2009, Floating Points’ Sam Shepherd has been ahead of his time in England’s dance-music scene. Though the first in his steady stream of singles came out during the UK’s fruitful electronic music era immediately following the rise of dubstep, it was instantly clear that Floating Points didn’t fit the scene. His music was generally slower,
France Jobin is a sound / installation / artist, composer, and curator residing in Montreal, whose audio art, qualified as “sound-sculpture”, reveals a minimalist approach to complex sound environments where analog and digital intersect. Her installations incorporate both musical and visual elements inspired by the architecture of physical spaces. Her work can be “experienced” internationally in varied music venues and
Giraffage is San Francisco-based producer and beat guru, Charlie Yin. His signature sound of electronic pop has won him praise from musical tastemakers Pitchfork, FADER and XLR8R. He burst onto the music scene with his debut Pretty Things EP. In February 2013, he released his lush Needs mixtape via Alpha Pup Records, showing his versatility as a producer and “omnivorous
In a few short years, Antony Williams has become an important producer in what is now generally termed “bass music”—the umbrella term for the innumerable mutations of dubstep, drum & bass, UK funky, bassline, grime, what-have-you. While—until recently—he has lacked an identifiable big hit, his precise, techy dubstep sound struck an estimable chord with a generation of dubstep producers, particularly
Henrik Schwarz is a long time veteran in the German deep house scene. Known for his eclectic musical approach to composition and sound design, Schwarz built a reputation at major events in the early nineties but a desire to breach musical and technological boundaries pushed Henrik into production. As a producer and performer, he has successfully maintained a balance between
North London trio Ivy Lab were brought together out of a shared enthusiasm for experimentations on the fringes of the Drum’n’Bass scene. Several years on from that initial coming together, the collective go from strength to strength; propagating a new generation of sub-genres housed within the framework of their ’20/20′ project. Ivy Lab head into the horizon not only with
Jackie House is the alter-ego of Jacob Sperber. With appearances around the world, Miss Jackie House has brought the kool disco vibes to the realms of RinseFM, Beats In Space, Clandestino, As You Like It, MixMag… Should we go on? The main thing is that Ms. House’s selections and creations make dancefloors weep. With joy.
Jenova 7 is nom de plume of Michael J. Sirois, a multimedia artist from Boston, MA. His genres include trip-hop, downtempo & instrumental hip-hop. He is influenced by pioneering trip-hop artists of the early 90s such as DJ Shadow, DJ Krush, DJ Cam & Portishead. He releases with Cold Busted Records & Dusted Wax Kingdom. He is a member of
John Barera has been a firm disciple of the House and Techno world for the past 10 years, and after co-founding Supply Records in 2011 has brought an elegant, resoundingly universal mixture of underground club tracks to the fore.
Jonathan Julian “Jon” Hopkins (born 15 August 1979) is an English producer and musician who writes and performs his own melodic electronica and dance music. After starting his career playing keyboard for Imogen Heap, he has produced or contributed to albums by Brian Eno, Coldplay, David Holmes, and others.
Jessica Phillippe is diehard, born with true grit and skills to pay the bills. Despite her success with the Dirtybird gang, she’s still out there in record stores on the regular… digging, uncovering precious gems and weaving them into her dynamic sets with panache. She’s a hard-working, dedicated lady who refuses to compromise and aims to rock the dancefloor without
Musicians Juju and Jordash first met at a series of weekly be-bop jams in the mid-90s. Starting off as serious jazz musicians by day and avant garde improvisers by night, Gal Aner and Jordan Czamanski paired their guitar and piano skills with synthesizers, drum machines, and dance music beats. The modern, versatile duo have since become known for long, improvisational
KiNK has become one of music’s most in demand producers and remixers: his tracks easily stand out in any club night and they are second to none in the most competitive environment music has ever seen. His abilities in finding the ‘sweet spot’ of new machines and even of sounds considered ‘classic’ and to reshape them into totally different beasts
Having been involved in electronic music since 2011, and a self-taught DJ/producer since 2001, Lao’s job is not only important in terms of purpose and experimentation; his labor seeks to open a space, create community and support talent. Since the mid 2000s, his work has focused on (propositive?) and experimental electronic music production for alternative dance tracks. Lao works with
Lenore is founder and resident at Boston’s longest-standing drum n’ bass night, Elements, which is held at the Phoenix Landing.
Lychee is a member of the Virtuality crew and authors the Night Rumours column on EARMILK where she summarizes her pick of each month’s top techno releases. Her selection skills are top notch—ranging from deep, melodic house and techno to heavy, dark, and raw Berghain-worthy bangers. Lychee’s goal is to use music as a tool to build a distinct atmosphere
Matt and Molly were born with Community Links. The Community Links concept is based on the idea that music connects people. We believe that if we can provide a collaborative workspace, welcoming passionate, likeminded individuals, that we can encourage the different groups in Boston to work together to grow our already healthy scene to its full potential. Our vision of
Depending on whom you ask, Matthew Dear is a DJ, a dance-music producer, an experimental pop artist, a bandleader. He co-founded both Ghostly International and its dancefloor offshoot, Spectral Sound. He’s had remixes commissioned by The XX, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Spoon, Hot Chip, The Postal Service, and Chemical Brothers; he’s made mixes for the Fabric mix series and Get Physical’s Body
Alberto Bustamante a.k.a Mexican Jihad is originally from Oaxaca.As an architect and promoter, his job mixes special design, situational construction, collaborative networks, and visual communication. He is responsible for the creative direction of N.A.A.F.I, and does consumer and commercial investigation for ELHC. He is currently developing the brand of #MexicanJihad under which he produces his records.
Mike Swells is a Boston-born, Brooklyn-based DJ, producer, and promoter. His musical stylings are diverse, encompassing a wide spectrum of genres, BPM’s, and emotions, depending on the environment. When it’s all boiled down, you’re left with groove-laiden underground house and techno. Mike has DJ’d clubs and festivals across the U.S. and Canada, sharing the decks with tastemakers like Josh Wink,
For well over a decade Natasha Diggs has been digging deeper to provide the soundscape for parties across the globe in cities such as New York, Tokyo, Sydney, Beijing, Prague, Los Angeles and Berlin. Natasha has played alongside or opened for artists such as Erykah Badu, Mark Ronson, Grandmaster Flash, Just Blaze, Dam Funk, The Pharcyde, Rakim, Slum Village, Foreign
Fledgling Brooklyn label 100% Electronica continues their streak of releasing some of the most exciting and substantial pop music around these days, with the glorious new single from producer and future future-pop star Lindsey French, aka Negative Gemini … French is creating emotional, unmistakably modern electronic pop music that is elevated by a timeless sensibility and uncanny grasp of pop
Optimo started in 1997, though Twitch and Jonnie Wilkes had each been DJing separately for ten years. Both had started out playing different music – Twitch – electro, noisy rock and the eighties New York punk funk of Liquid Liquid (from who they borrowed their name) and Wilkes reggae, funk and jazz. Then techno came along and Twitch co founded
Palms Trax is a producer and Dj based in Berlin, Germany. What began as an experiment in pad-driven Detroit workouts soon became Palms Trax calling card, the young producer building valve-heated, dust-treated slabs of house in his home studio, shot through with melodic synths and smooth, undulating drum patterns that recalls the likes of Legowelt, John Heckle, Tevo Howard, and
I was born in Texas and came up to Boston to get away from Texas. I started going to dance nights at clubs as soon as I turned 21. The most influential to me was Zuesday, where I was more closely introduced to DJing and started dreaming of doing it myself. Last summer, July 2014, I signed up for a
Randy’s energy comes from a deep love for house music and the obsession to consistently apply that energy to every event and dance floor he is involved in. A love that developed in the later part of the 90s, inspired by such DJs and Producers as; Doc Martin, Josh Wink, Mark Farina, Derrick Carter, and Little Louie Vega. Known as
Riobamba is an Ecuadorian-Lithuanian DJ, event-maker, and writer based in Brooklyn. Drawing inspiration from her hybrid diaspora roots, worldwide digital dialogue, and bodega soundtracks, Riobamba is a member of the Dutty Artz artist collective and label, and is the co-founder/resident of transnational bass night Picó Picante (named the Best Dance Night in Boston). She comes to New York after a
Member of Led Er Est/Further Reductions/Civil Duty.
Deejayed my first party in 1994 as an opener in the side room at a party in a skate shop. Founding member of the Boston weekly CIRCLE in 1998 and WZBC’s GREEN program a year later, I’ve had many opportunities to play for groups of various sizes, mostly at underground/ non-profit events. I deeply appreciate the local, free-thinking, value creating
Germany’s very own taste-maker, trend-setter, mover-shaker-extraordinaire Steve Bug is a multi-faceted artist who refuses to back down from the limelight. A dedicated, energetic and constantly surprising talent, Steve is nothing less than an electronic music ambassador, a much-loved spokesman to the people, and for good reason.
Boston four-piece Strange Mangers craft heavy, dense guitar rock that owes itself equally to slowcore and shoegaze. As a live entity the group replicates their drifting, icy sound with extreme volume, making for a heavy wash of noise that is felt nearly as much as it is heard. As members of Allston’s Disposable America label collective, Strange Mangers are one
From the mad genius of one Icelandic security expert and a former American politician comes a musical group dedicated to the debaucherous worship of all the good things that can happen in a dark crowded room with good lighting. With music influences from across the dance music spectrum and serious dedication to all things not serious, Thugfucker brings the party
Composer/performer Tim Feeney seeks to explore and examine the possibilities inherent in unstable sound and duration. Tim began working in this thread in 2002 within Boston’s timbral improvising community, a group of musicians interested in austere combinations of sounds and silences, and has since performed and recorded with musicians throughout the United States and abroad. He frequently collaborates with artists
Uchenna Ikonne runs the Comb & Razor Sound label whose releases include the critically acclaimed Brand New Wayo: Funk, Fast Times & Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983 compilation among others, and has contributed to various releases by Soundway Records, Strut Records, and other labels. Uchenna was also the key conduit to the completion of the awarding winning “Who Is William Onyeabor”
●▬▬▬▬๑☯☽∞☾☯๑▬▬▬▬▬● “Life is like music for its own sake. We are living in an eternal now, and when we listen to music we are listening to an expanded present.” ∞ Alan Watts ∞ Wigzen, derived from a contemplative mind-body connection to music, is heavily influenced from the unifying diversity in house and techno, jubilant dance-floors, and dancing in the zone
Born in Boston, the Zebbler Encanti Experience (aka ZEE) is a union of two independent artists with diverse backgrounds, creating an original platform for combining VJing, DJing, performance art, and cross-media production. As the name implies, ZEE works to immerse their dancefloor in an experience – weaving together illusions that are both sensory and psychological. 2011 was a breakthrough year