Brad Lee
Casual Violence
Concrete DJz
DJ Srle
i1 ambivalent
Igor S
John Vella
Monocore
Oliver Kucera
Primal
Riino
Riotbot
Rusk
Tex Rec
Tony Silver
Tuomas Rantanen
Voidloss/Dirty Bass
Wetworks
   
   
 
Brad Lee
A new force to be reconed with on the global techno scene. This 28 year old Producer/DJ from Phoenix AZ USA is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Rocking everything from the Funky techno to hard peak time madness to destroy the speaker cabinets. In 2005 he added a live PA to his already impressive arsenal of DJing skills. With releases on Groovebeat Records, Milk Recordings, Giant and Dwarf records, Matando Records and many others soon to follow, hes one to be watching in the next year or so. Expect big things from this new up and comer!
http://www.facebook.com/bradleemuzik
   
 
Concrete DJz
Concrete DJz are Filip Xavi, Dj Mita,Luka and Matsura. Ever since they assembled these guys are on a mission of pushing forward the Techno sound in Serbia. The infamous 4 is responsible for a great number of parties in Belgrade troughout the last 5 years, and became known for their relentless energy, DJ skills and passion for the Music Their style is TECHNO free of boundaries yet defined, ranging from the funkier to the darker side as they combine the most diverse elements of the sound into a whole with an edge on power and intelligence. After their debut release for SUF’s Betamax 02 in 2006 [wich got excellent feedback ] releases followed on well established labels such as, Mastertraxx, Hardsignal, Blackout Audio and received excelent reviews, as their productions gained attention from some of the key figures in the UK techno scene. Release on newly formed Irish label Damaged Trax alongside Alex Calver and Rhythm Technologies is out now and coming up next is the appearance for Slovenian hardtechno label Beast Music. Commited as they were ever, they are on a mission to bring the CONCRETE sound to the people.
http://www.facebook.com/Concrete.Djz
   
 
DJ Srle
Srdjan Medjo, born in Sarajevo, Bosnia in the early 80`s. Although all his life he listened and enjoyed all kinds of Rock music (especially Metal) somewhere in year 2000., he begin to show interest in electronic music, especially techno. In 2004. he started a Ground Effect, organization for promotion of electronic music, and under that name some of the parties were organized in Sarajevo for the next couple of years with him as a leading DJ of the organisation. Through years his music taste has changed a bit, from somewhat funkier side towards more harder and darker side. In year 2007. he started digital label Ground Effect Records with Tony Silver, for promotion of Hard/Dark Techno including some of his own production. Today DJ Srle is more focusing on production and label, although DJing is still his great love... Together with his friend Tony Silver they perform and produce as duo known as Hysteria.
http://www.facebook.com/dj.srle
   
 
i1 Ambivalent
Juraj Pustic is producer from Dubrovnik (Croatia) known under the alias i1 ambivalent. His production style suits hard and energetic techno which he makes. He has (upcoming) releases on recognized labels as Blackout Audio, Heaven To Hell Records, We Call It Hard, Techno Factory, etc.
http://www.facebook.com/i1ambivalent
   
 
Igor S
Igor..s first experience of dj-ing was on the local radio station since he was a child. Soon, his interest for the music turned into a passion and almost immediately he started to learn to DJ. First, he was concerned with Hip-Hop and Trance music, and soon after that he got a mix: "DJ Amok @Hard As Hell" who changed his music perception. 2000 saw him play his first gigs on the free party scene... His style, "Experimental / Hard / Schranz techno with a lot of dark elements" has taken him trought out the country, playing on many parties with allusion to keep underground a live... As one of promoter of TECH_a_TECH_DJz crew, Igor has rush, and collaborate with performers: Concrete DJz, Ivee, G+Shame, Dark Fork, DJ Amok, Charlton, Alex Kvitta...He is also member of France music collective "MUZIK ARTS TEK" (M.A.T) www.myspace.com/ muzikartstek... Parallel with dj-ing, he concerne with production, attempting to conduce benefication of underground culture and hard style generally.
http://www.facebook.com/istnkvc
   
 
John Vella
He is a techno artist based out of Zürich, formerly from Toronto. Some releases include: "Nowhere" - which is out now on HARDSIGNAL 008. His first release back in 2005 - "Carnival Knowledge" - was a joint project with The Divide and it can be found on BETAMAX 001. Due out next on vinyl is "Disclosure" on the Concrete Djz's devastating new ARMATURA label. On digital, you can find him on a label called THE BEAT RANCH TECHNO with "Tested Negative".
http://www.myspace.com/johnnyvella1975
   
 
Monocore
Monocore is Techno producer and DJ from Malta, who represents hard and energetic sound. His tracks were released on recognized labels such as Hardsignal, Compound, Elektrax, etc., before he joined the Ground Effect Crew.
http://www.myspace.com/themonocore
   
 
Oliver Kucera
This from origin Czech producer started getting interested in music already at the age of six, mainly because both of his parents had strong musical backgrounds he started playing trumpet, but soon the musical bounderies of this single instrument couldnt keep him interested anymore. 2 years later he received his first computers: A Roland 909 & an Atari... From here on his spirit in creating electronical music really got inspired and as the years went by he got morefamiliar with other software and better equipment. On new years eve 2003/2004 Olivers best buddie George met Willem Baars from North Coast Studio and he arranged a meeting between the two. After being confronted with Olivers rough tracks Willem was totally convinced about this young producers capacities and they went into the studio together to sharpen up the edges of his tracks and release them. Soon became clear that Oliver was capable of creating more different styles of music. From deep minimalistic house, filmscores, hiphop to breakz till pounding techno. From here of the decision was made to start performing live on stage. Some performances are only with the use of 2 laptops, EFX and a controller. On other occasions Oliver plays only with analog equipment. Regarding the future:his strong ambition drives him towards further improvement regarding his skills both as a performer and producer! Oliver has already been booked and performing together with world renowned djs and producers such as: dj Rush / Billy Nasty / Carlos Rios / Marco Remus / Charlton / Ben Sims / Paul Mac / Bas Mooij / Dj Bold / Patrick DSP And more… Oliver also played on parties such as: Awakenings, Dancevalley, Loveparade, Q-Base, Technotrixx, ADHD Sessions, Rockit Festival, Subculture, Underground Beats, Mr Stubnitz, Technoville, ADF festival, etc. http://www.facebook.com/OliverKuceraLive
   
 
Primal
U.S. producer Markus Alan (a.k.a Primal) began his career in music well before he moved to the city from the small coastal town that he had called home. Being well-versed in playing other instruments when he was younger made learning to DJ easy for him. By 2000, shortly after moving to the city, Markus had already begun to play out at clubs and warehouse parties. Being a DJ served as a source of inspiration for Markus. After a couple of years, his admiration for the artists whose tracks he played during his sets led him to begin producing his own music. In 2002, Markus joined a collective of DJs and producers called Picture of Sound that he credits as being instrumental in his development as an artist. Obsessed by any sound that is industrial or mechanical, Markus began to develop a slamming style into which he incorporated these noises. Gradually, his music took on the unique, thick, dark, and mechanical sound for which he is recognized today. Ultimately, Markus' association with Picture of Sound led him to meet the A&R manager of Mafia Records. In 2003, he produced his first exclusive EP for Mafia, entitled "Hitman." The release was a huge success for him because it sold out completely within a matter of days. Over the next several years, Markus spent many hours in the studio producing records for renowned labels like Audio Assault, Blueline Music, and Hardsignal Records. Today, Markus holds a reputation for producing 100% balls to the wall slamming warehouse techno. His records have been played by renowned artists like DJ Rush. Recently, he has returned to the studio where he focuses much of his time on producing records.
http://www.myspace.com/markusalan
   
 
Riino
Nourished by the first Acid House tracks, in the early 90's, Riino has been immediately captivated by the psychedelik sounds of the electronic parties, then by the power of Hardtek parties. Dj in free parties and East France clubs from 98, Riino has been quickly tempted by creating his own tracks in various styles (from Electro to Hardcore) keeping in mind a fundamental aspect : The Dancefloor. Producer and Liver in the surbub of Paris and Bordeaux, he releases a Techno track under the parisian Label Buena Onda Records and under the english label Genubi Records, then he founds "Overdrivers" with the artist Orteka : a battle live going from the bouncing groovy Electro to devastating oversaturated Hardcore. At the beginning of 2007, Riino, Orteka and Attentat Sonore found the Label Soundattack Record to take out of shadow Hardtek productions.
http://www.myspace.com/riino
   
 
Riotbot
Aki Kettunen is an electronic music producer from Finland born in 1980. He's been working with different kind of styles since mid nineties and was focused on computer-scene based music back then (trackers). After hearing stuff from some hard techno labels, he started DJing hard pounding techno with aggressive mixing style in national events since year 2000. In early 2000 he also started moving into more serious music production, and his first release was a participation to Chris Liebing's CLR-label's remix competition, from which he got his track selected to the top 4 of 400 entries, and so got his first hard techno release out. His sound can be recognized from dark atmospheric backgrounds with strong, more or less distorted beats.
http://riotbot.reaktio.net
   
 
Rusk
Lithuanian producer Gediminas Rodmokas a.k.a Rusk (since 1998) has created his own unique style of hard, 4x4, bass fuelled and twisted techno, which is receiving huge interest in the global techno scenes. Rusk is determined to unleash his own sounds on the public and continue to explore the realms of techno. http://www.facebook.com/rusklpa
   
   
 
Tex Rec
Tex Rec was born in Tuzla in 1983. - moved to Germany (Berlin) in 1991. and lived there until the year of '97. In the year of '95. he started to attend parties, and begun to get interested in electronic music. While he was on one of the first big parties in B&H (when Chris Liebing came in Lukavac) he has got the inspiration for making an electronic music. He just realised that he has some conection with it. Tex Rec started to purchase some software like Reason 2 and Fruity Loops 3, and simply begun to work. He knew, right from the start, that he ain't going to give this up 'cause he realised that he just love to make his own music. Comparing with his beginnings, one can see some positive results and moves. Now he's not working just to practice – Tex Rec is connected with labels which are selling his music. So far, he achieved to issue a couple of editions for: C-Electronics (BiH) / Total Wipes (Italy) / North West SPB (Rusia), and many more. Soon, he shall connect himself with some greater labels like Mixtape, etc. At this moment he's associated with a friend from Mostar (Narcis Jr.) with whom he's leading a group Sound Terrorist Dj'z (STDJ'z). Merged with Narcis Jr. he activated a Minimal Label: CVM-Records (Clubvibes Minimal Records), and with hims girlfriend JACCY he is opening a new digital minimal label (MINISOUND RECORDS) which is going to support Bosnia & Herzegowina's electronic music scene.
http://www.myspace.com/texrec
 
Tony Silver
Antonio Kalem aka Tony Silver is born on 10.10.1984 in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegowina). The first contact with electronic music he had was 1994, it was the year when he was listening to greatly popular Rave and Hardcore music. Thereby, year 1997 he decided to pursue his own production due to his huge interest in electronic music. At the first beginning he was working with Club and Hardcore music, but as he was experimenting with different styles – he slowly moved to Hard Techno sounds, mostly inspired by Chris Liebing style of music whom he has been using as a substantial model in his production. He has been a long time into electronic music and his style can be defined simply as dark, aggressive, pounding techno, involving typical aggressive percussions. Today he and his friend Srle are running a Digital Label "Ground Effect Records" which is based on harder and darker side of Techno. His own sets have considerable influence of dark atmosphere. In the present position he is working with new projects, productions as well as collaboration with artists such as Tuomas Rantanen and Dj Srle.
http://www.facebook.com/tonysilverbeats
   
 
Tuomas Rantanen
Tuomas Rantanen comes from Finland and his musical style is dark industrial techno. He has created a very unique music expression where strong driving percussion techno combines to cold and dark atmosphere and ambience elements. Prior to his own techno music productions he studied classical guitar and theory of music at Tampere Conservatory, and in 1995 he also started to make his own music productions. In 1999 he released his first release on Template Records (England) with support by British techno producer Glenn Wilson. After that Tuomas Rantanen has released several techno releases also on other labels including Fresh Grind (England), Audio Assault (The Netherlands), Submissions (The Netherlands), Unknown Forces (England), Electracom (England), KK Traxx (Belgium), Definition Records (Germany), Maracas Records (Sweden), Emergence Records (Sweden) and Fak Records (Finland). Tuomas Rantanen has studied Philosophy at Tampere University. He wrote his Master's Thesis about the philosophy of Martin Heidegger; especially Heidegger's concept of understanding, language and art.
http://www.myspace.com/tuomasrantanen
   
 
Voidloss/Dirty Bass
Voidloss/Dirty Bass is a producer with experience in various scenes spanning well over a decade. Starting out in industrials bands, eventually moving on to running a free party soundsystem in London as part of the infamous United Systems movement, Steve has settled into production and mastering. Dirty Bass reached massive accalim with many internationally successful releases on the imprint DirtyBass Records, and still plays bass heavy techno and dubstep today. Voidloss is the darker more pensive side to Steve, an evolving explorative journey into electronic music blending in occult knowledge and ritual.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Voidloss/112244872160440
   
 
Wetworks
With his critically acclaimed debut release Punish Blue Volume Two: Electric Blue with techno luminary Glenn Wilson, Wetworks has established himself to be a pound for pound percussion nightmare. A native New Yorker with an ear for vivid soundscapes and lush textures, Wetworks employs an extreme amount of self discipline and a musically trained ear to ensure anything released with his namesake on it, would be something he can be proud of for years to come. Expect a powerful abuse of rhythm, and a delicate focus on detail and composition. Wetworks is also one half of the hard techno live-act Zeitgeist with Brad Lee. Their first pa Sons Of Illumination Volume One of the Clandestine Deluxe Mix Series has quickly become one of the most critically acclaimed techno acts this year, gaining support from such artists as Mark EG, Dep Affect, Glenn Wilson, Arkus P, as well as FM radio play in Europe, Mexico as well as here in the US.
http://www.myspace.com/clandestinerecordings