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Hide&Seek Festival Unveil First Names for 2020 Edition!

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After a hugely successful debut in 2019, Manchester’s Hide&Seek Festival has announced its return for 2020!  Taking place on September 5th in the lavish, beautiful surroundings of Capesthorne Hall in the Cheshire countryside, the first names have now been revealed for the return of this intimate affair!

 

The unique setting of Capesthorne Hall overlooks three lakes, stunning formal gardens and once again promises to host a unique, breath-taking experience that simultaneously puts you at one with music and nature!

A truly first-class and carefully hand-picked selection of house, techno, disco, and minimal superstars will lead the way on the day, with the unstoppable French trio Apollonia lining up next to underground heroes like Sonja Moonear and Raresh, who have stripped-back styles that are sure to take you on a heady, rhythmic trip. Frenchman Jeremy Underground will bring his bottomless record bag for everything from rare soul and funk to finest deep house!

Then come Dutch house duo Detroit Swindle; fearsome duos such as VOIGT.MAS (Voigtmann & John Dimas), Spokenn (Ferro & Reiss) and Ingi Visions (Samuel Deep & Julian Alexander). There is more from cult American groove maker Gene on Earth, fast-rising Frenchman Sweely with his unique live set, Leeds legend and Back to Basics resident Tristan da Cunha and a special guest yet to be announced! Add to this emerging selectors who have broken onto the scene in style, of whom are at the forefront of a new generation of talent; You&Me frontman Josh Baker, scouse duo UZU from MODU:LAR, Real Gang head honcho and Slapfunk resident Miller & Beeyou records bossman / Infuse resident Laidlaw, all bringing their new wave sounds to the festivities!

The organisers behind Hide&Seek have promised they’ll maintain the close-knit family feeling which made for one of the stand-out moments of last years, keeping numbers consistent and comfortable with a limited capacity. As ever, only the highest standard sound system will be in effect whilst production and stage concepts will be stepped up another gear!

 

Early bird tickets are available here but be quick, we anticipate these selling in double quick time and you really wouldn’t want to miss out on one of the standout events of 2020, would you…..?!

 

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Line-Up (A-Z)

 

Apollonia (Dan Ghenacia, Dyed Soundorom, Shonky) 

Detroit Swindle

Gene On Earth 

Ingi Visions (Samuel Deep & Julian Alexander) 

Jeremy Underground 

Josh Baker 

Laidlaw 

Miller

Raresh 

Sonja Moonear 

Special Guest

Spokenn (Ferro & Reiss)

Sweely 

Tristan Da Cunha 

VOIGT.MAS (Voigtmann & John Dimas)

 

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SUNRISE 24 HOURS: FAIRY TALE IN LONDON

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Taking a look at Sunrise‘s journey, we can say that dreams can come true. If all started with a small team and not so many possibilities of good communication with artists, after 12 years, Sunrise means now a big family, people who share their musical tastes and who are linked by common passions.

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Everyone has heard about Sunrise, about its events, about its artists who always surprise us with their performances. What we probably don’t have any idea, is that behind all these works, there is a team so creative and dedicated, each having his place and developing every detail to offer Sunrise quality moments.

Besides all you know, if you wonder what Sunrise can do more, they recently started a new project of live streaming. Every week, they surprise us with one artist who is invited and performs live from Sunrise Hub, their new home. You definitely should keep an eye on this!

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              This early spring, Sunrise visits London for a 24 hours wave of music that will give us the experience of pure vibes and happiness. SNRS24 will take place on March 21, at FOLD, where the fairy tale will be told by some of the most well-known and beloved artists:

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Sunrise means more than a brand, it is something that always reminds you of epic memories and feeds your good feeling, in this way you always want to come back to their events.

Let’s start this spring together in the most exciting way. See you at SNRS24!

 

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Apollonia showcase in Belgian club Ampere

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One of the most acclaimed super-groups in the underground music scene are the Frenchmen Apollonia, a trio that has maintained an unsurpassed level in terms of technique, performance and top-notch selection throughout the years. The guys of Apollonia will arrive in Belgium this Friday, as they play at the renowned Ampere nightclub in Antwerp for what is set to be a massive night of endless grooves, smiles and hands up moments on the dancefloor.

 

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The team composed by Dan Ghenacia, Dyed Soundorom, and Shonky constantly delivers impeccable sets that drive crowds into a realm of beautiful sounds across the globe. Warm-up duties will be taken care of by Pirrès a name that has gained recognition in the local Dutch scene, as he builds the momentum as the night progresses with his unique selection of house-infused grooves. The elegant music, charisma and dynamic format of Apollonia’s B2B2B approach always brings the best energy and material to the dancefloor. 

 

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Few names in the industry can manage to be as widely recognized and yet remain true to their craft as Apollonia. The trio’s constant drive as selectors and producers has gained them their well-deserved respect across the globe and eventually led to the creation of their very own self-titled label Apollonia in 2012, as an outlet for their productions and a platform for collaboration with established and rising talent alike. The Apollonia label and DJ collective continue to seduce audiences with their distinctive, sophisticated, and timeless blend of house with an unmistakably French edge and elegance. 

 

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The French super-group has delivered top quality music for years now and shows no sign of stopping anytime soon. Apollonia’s characteristic style and charisma, despite the vast number of artists scattered all around the world, are among the most exciting between all the DJ performances to witness in the electronic music panorama. Join us for another spectacular evening at Ampere, a night that is sure to resonate in time and souls.

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Words by Daniel Ordonez

 

 
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Yamen & Eda presenting their brand new live

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Yamen & Eda are back to roots with their brand new live performance, bringing the house music roots to the new decade.

They are the kind of great grand story of friendship, a musical complicity and combinaison that started 8 years ago in 2012. With their mutual interests for music, that begun on social MySpace website, the two friends from south of France wanted to create something different, which comes out a bit from what they used to listen to while staying true to their origin. 

Their desire take its roots onto music that they take pleasure in producing, and that does not seek to stick to a particular genre, even if they clearly extolling a house music comeback.

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At first, Yamen & Eda were not just a simple duet but were represented as a quartet. It was after landing in similar envy that François and Hadrien started to perform DJ sets and now a hard-hitting live performance, which represents a real turning point in their careers.

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Like any DJ, the goal is always to produce one of a kind thing, growing a connexion with the folks to can make the most passionate dance. In general this is mostly represented as the first track of a vinyl (A1) or otherwise called banger. Their approach to composing having changed over time, it is with this live that they decided to come back to ignite the dance floors and demonstrate a new identity, equally in coordination with their past releases.

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Having always produced numerous banging tracks on several major labels like One Records, Earlydub or Elephant Moon, the duo were able to express their talent in this way before launching their own label Maison Mère in 2018, polished grooved releases at the menu.

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By meeting several times a week in the studio and having the advantage of living in the same city, the two Montpellier based DJ have managed to find a creed on which they are in perfect agreement and having received many positive returns, the result of long hours of production.

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Continuing their ascension slowly but surely, the duo joined Bucharest based Reciproc agency, known for bringing the hot vibe we looking, a roaster always surrounded by some 5-star guests. For this year agency anniversary, they will share the decks with the agency team and friends.  

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We are looking very forward to hearing from them, and to continue to follow their groovy releases. While waiting, here’s a preview on what they can do together :

https://soundcloud.com/meoko/meoko-exclusive-yamen-eda

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Unknown djs Berlin 001 w/ COSMJN lands at Hoppetosse this Sunday, February 16th

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Unknown djs Berlin debuts at Hoppetosse this Sunday, February 16th with COSMJN, Remelie, Daniela Cast and project heads Alexander Kraemer & Dean Marc.

Electronic music is all about reinventing itself. So what best way to do so than through the new event series Unknown djs focused on showcasing as its name expresses, up- and- coming talent, in the legendary Hoppetosse in Berlin?

The concept behind this new event series is very simple: showcase new talents from all over Europe, giving them the best spot to play, alongside them with renowned artist such as the captain COSMJN, in this case, who will have to guide the ship. 

COSMJN is part of the third Romanian generation of amazing artists that the southeastern European country has delivered and continues to fascinate audiences all across the continent and abroad with his minimalistic signature and, as his name suggests, galactic style. His characteristic sound drives from minimal house to a more technoid sound, always providing a distinctive futuristic edge. During the last couple of years, he has seen his music released on labels like RORA, Subtil and Eastenderz to name a few. 

He has started 2020 in style with his “Soul Things” EP on playedby and is a regular guest at the renowned Sunwaves Festival. His last release on Romanian playedby label it’s just small yet substantial anticipation of the incredible COSMJN talent that you’ll be able to experience.

 

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For the first Unknown deejays event series, London based Remelie will be the second guest and new talent invited on the boat. Her tactful selection and delicious technique will make you rolling in the deep with pulsating basslines and catchy atmospheres. She’s definitely a one to watch for 2020 thanks to her hypnotic grooves glued together with dark tones to keep the dancefloor enthralled.

 

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Local Berlin selector Daniela Cast and founder and Unknown Djs’ residents Dean Marc and Alexander Kraemer will also show their distinctive signature, showcasing a wide display of brand new music. Hailing from Argentina, but now based in the winter dance music Mecca, Dani Cast has a vibrant selection that has led to her establish herself in the local circuit. She’s going to get the night started with her lush and deep minimalistic approach, while founders Dean Marc and Alexander Bleh will represent Unknown djs. This Sunday is going to be a night to remember, one that will pave the way for more newcomers and talented artists, a much-needed space for renewal and creation within the electronic music.

 

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 Click HERE to see more infos about the event… see ya on the boat! 

 

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Words by Daniel Ordonez

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Into the Woods Kicks Off 2020 Season with Alci and Miroloja

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Cutting edge and London based Into The Woods brand constantly brings top-tier talent from Europe and abroad to their parties, and for their first event of the year on Friday, February 21st, they will go all-in until 6am: hosting Alci, a rising face in the minimal house scene hailing from Zurich and the new french wonder kids Miroloja. Residents Tarek Charbonnier, Kolo & Dyze and special guest and Artefax movement label boss, Oside, will ignite the dance floor on warm up duties and will get the evening started properly. Into the Woods with Alci and Miroloja as headliners will be off the books as the night will be a beautiful gathering that revolves around a highly curated line up and minimal entrancing rhythms in addition to top quality sound provided by the venue’s incredible Funktion one sound system.

Alci, one of the latest Swiss exports, is a unique and avid selector that has played and delighted international dancefloors such as: Berlin (Hoppetosse), Paris (Rex Club), and Ibiza (DC10) going all the way to beloved Sunwaves Festival or Vietnam’s Epizode for instance, and keeps gaining attention for his signature laidback charisma behind the decks and eclectic record collection which keeps providing smiles and endless dancing throughout the globe. The Swiss selector and resident of Sunday Breakfast Club (Zurich) will display his sophisticated selection, impeccable technique and deliciously contagious minimalistic house infused beats which are indeed a unique treat to enjoy that will keep you energized and dancing incessantly until early hours of the morning.

Correspondingly Miroloja is one of the latest French exports and will add the French flair and elegance to such diverse and dynamic line up. The duo has been producing some serious grooves that have landed them parties around Europe and releases on labels like Infuse, MTM and the NG Trax label owned by the esteemed, Nima Gorji. If one thing is certain, is that French minimal house and techno has a deep touch and chic style that will keep the dance floor on fire. Tip: listen to their exclusive Meoko mix below!

 

In the past ,Into The Woods events have hosted the likes of Afriqua, Ben Balance, Alexra, Traumer, Nacho Bolognani, Petre Inspirescu, Sammy Dee and Voigtmann to name a few of the amazing guest selectors that have been part of these long and exciting nights for locals and foreigners at the British capital. Be sure to bring your dancing attire for this evening accompanied by the best music and vibe at Mick’s Garage. This will be a top quality music and promising evening you won’t want to miss.

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The fun will not finish at 6am as the ITW crew have secured an intimate spot for the occasion. After party will be held at a brand new location for ITW and close to the main-event venue, by featuring the full works. Miroloja,Gabriel amaru,Davide Decay,Max Frisina,Tarek Charbonnier,Ollie & Beal will be behind the decks between 4am and 2pm.

Tickets on Resident Advisor
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Written by: Daniel Ordoñez

 

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Sunwaves Festival reveals First Phase Line-Up for SW27 – Spring Edition

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Sunwaves 27, the first wave of artists revealed! It is that time of the year again, the anticipation to the Spring season, a new year ahead and another special edition of the renowned Sunwaves Festival starting on Thursday, April 30th and going till Wednesday, May 6th in Mamaia Nord, Constanta in the Romanian coast.

The festival will be celebrating its 14th year of existence with a highly curated line up that will bring people from all over the world together as the sun and ocean witness another magical Spring edition for the books. Only 27 names of artists were revealed out of the 95 that will be present at the festival, each with a unique take on avant-garde music, a truly one of a kind experience that revolves around music and culture.

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27 names of the first wave artists below, take a look! (in alphabetical order)

Arapu
Cap
Cuartero
Dan Andrei
DeWalta
Dubfire
Dubtil
Floog
Gescu
Herodot
Jamie Jones
Joey Daniel
Kozo
Lee Burridge
Loco Dice
Mahony
Marco Carola
Mihigh
Paco Osuna
Petre Inspirescu
Pîrvu
Priku
Raresh
Rhadoo
Ricardo Villalobos
Sonja Moonear
Tulbure

More artists will be announced as the festival date gets closer. In the meantime, take a deeper look at some of these top-class talent and get ready to embark and enjoy this unique musical gathering filled with beautiful sounds within a sublime and peaceful setting from sunrise to sunset.

 

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Belgian club Ampere presents Nicolas Lutz & Binh

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Ampere is a unique gem for music and culture in Antwerp, Belgium that consistently hosts incredible talent and this February 15th , will be a special night for the city as they invited two of Berlin’s finest selectors, Nicolas Lutz and Binh along with supporting acts Curtis and Laurens, for a new edition of their incredibly curated parties.

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Lutz and Binh are internationally known for their mind bending sets that range from Noon at Club Der Visionaere, Undersound, Breakfast Club and the mythical Fabric London to name a few. Both guests for this unique gathering are constantly working on ambitious projects besides their role as DJs, such as Lutz’s My Own Jupiter imprint and Binh’s role as producer having releases on highly respected labels like the legendary Perlon label and Cabaret Recordings among others, establishing them in the international electronic music scene as they share their love for music in all its forms with people across the globe. Curtis and Laurens will be on warm up duties for this extraordinary night, as they display their skillful mixing techniques and delightful selection that will gracefully induce dancers into a state of disinhibition and unison in anticipation to the rest of this extraordinary evening.

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It’s no surprise that Nicolas Lutz and Binh will provide the dancefloor a truly exceptional night this February 15th, as they showcase their honed craft behind the decks and drop carefully selected tracks one after the other, as they dive into the deepest territories of minimal, house, electro and UK techno and garage from past decades to the most recent releases, exploring and pushing genres beyond norms. Their mastery to mix music that ranges from different eras and sounds reflects on their years of experience behind controls and devoted digging which takes audiences on a timeless journey, a vortex of beautiful sounds.

The event will be one for the books, two of Europe’s best vinyl selectors in an incredible location, affordable tickets and most importantly, love driven music for the public to dance off, an unmissable one of a kind experience courtesy of Ampere.

 

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Albanian Riviera Getaway UNUM Festival Returns For Spectacular Second Edition

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After making a huge impression in its first year, the magical UNUM Festival returns to the Albanian Riviera from May 28th to June 1st 2020. The first wave of names for this sun soaked, naturalistic getaway include Raresh, Seth Troxler, tINI, Sonja Moonear, Dyed Soundorom, John Dimas, Priku, Praslea, Cap, Digby, Cesar Merveille with many more to be announced.

In 2019, UNUM made an immediate mark with its debut edition, that played out on the stunning Albanian Riviera with a world class line-up. The festival really shined a spotlight on the last untapped corner of Europe: Rana e Hedhun, in the town of Shengjin, on the idyllic Albanian coastline.

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Now running even longer by starting Thursday and continuing non-stop until Monday, music plays both the day and night, so you can expect blissful sunrise and sunset parties, as well as a wealth of water sports, local culture, rich food and drink offerings and a music loving crowd from all corners of the world. There are also isolated bays and golden sand beaches to explore, and all with the stunning Albanian Alps as the backdrop. UNUM is the type of blissful and dreamy, organic and natural place, that feels undiscovered and hidden away from the rest of the world.

In 2020, there are once more three stages: The Beach Stage, which runs from sunrise until sunset, will be more experimental and chilled during the daytime, to give people a place to enjoy the surroundings. The Main Stage, which runs from sunset until dawn, and finally the Into the Pines Stage, which runs 24 hours a day and mixes world renowned names, regional artists and a mix of alternative and experimental musical styles, all in the shade of lush pine trees which infuse the air with their scent.

 
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More than 50 international and local artists from across the house and techno spectrum will perform, such as Raresh, Seth Troxler, tINI, Sonja Moonear, Dyed Soundorom, John Dimas, Priku, Praslea, Cap, Digby, and Cesar Merveille.

This is a boutique event that offers the chance to experience a brand new and lesser known corner of Europe with a world class soundtrack. There are also pre-parties lined up from now until the festival in Berlin, Zurich, Geneva, Istanbul, Tirana, Skopje and Belgrade.

 
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 LINE-UP PHASE ONE

Raresh
Seth Troxler
tINI
Sonja Moonear
Dyed Soundorom

Cap
Cesar Merveille
DJ Reas
Digby
Donna
Ezikiel
Franco Cinelli
Gemza
George Adi
Hajdar Berisha
John Dimas
Jonny N’ Travis
Lepaya
Manocalo
Nemax
Nikifor
Nikola Vemic
Praslea
Priku
Rrrron
Secret 47
Tatu
Vadislav Rashkov

+ more TBA

 

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MEOKO Selection: 20 artists to watch in 2020

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2019 was a great year for music from both new and emerging artists as well as the usual suspects! 2020 looks as though things are going to be taken up a notch too as we see new names entering the scene on an almost daily basis. Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing, we’ll leave that up to you to decide…

 

Regurgitated ideas, stagnant genres and too much of ‘the same’ are lines we hear far too often from people as artists tend to stick to ‘safe’ sounds, ‘safe’ track ideas and ‘safe’ structure because they know it works well and they’re afraid to push the boundaries and break the mould for fear of it not being right.

 

But what is right…? 

 

In this guide we’ll be taking a look at the artists we’ve been keeping a close eye on over the last 12 months (and longer in some cases) and highlight them as people to keep an eye out for in 2020! This guide isn’t to be treated as an ‘up and coming’ list like you might be used to seeing in other places, as some of the artists listed here are more established than others. Yes, some are fairly new to the scene but generally, these are artists we’re predicting to do great things at the start of this new decade…and hopefully further into the future!

 

Alfie Jack

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Alfie Jack appeared on the scene late on in 2019 but is someone who should definitely be on your radar for 2020! Working closely with another rising star from Manchester, Josh Baker, the lads have been cooking up a storm in the studio with lots of music to come! With an EP already out on Archie Hamilton’s Moscow Records and two more upcoming Eps on Burnski’s ‘Constant Sound’ sub label, ‘Aesthetic’ as well as another confirmed EP on You&Me. Alfie Jack has joined the ranks of the Manchester party starters ‘You&Me’ who have also been making waves with their events all over the city so expect to see his name on more event posters over the next 12 months. 

A couple of festival slots are already in the diary for summer 2020 with more info on those coming soon and an exciting collaboration project with fellow You&Me regulars Seba&Emile which will focus on the deeper sound house (think small hours kinda’ vibe). Solo wise, he has a couple of  EP’s signed and ready to go and has already gained support from the likes of Enzo Siragusa, Archie Hamilton, Ben Balance, Fabe and Okain amongst others!

https://www.facebook.com/alfiejackdj
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Barut

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Barut had an amazing 2019 and 2020 looks like another great year for the Miami based DJ and producer. His 4 track EP on the Botanic Minds Sunset Series towards the back end of the year really stamped his name on the scene and gained some fantastic support from the likes of Barac, Alci, NTFO, Sepp, Nu Zau and many more! Another 4 track EP on the ever-impressive Sintope came earlier in the year, make sure you keep an eye out for his return on the imprint later in 2020. With some nice gigs lined up and a mini tour in the diary for later in the year, Barut is a name to keep at the forefront of your minds!

https://www.facebook.com/BarutmusicOfficial/
https://soundcloud.com/barutmusic

 

BRYZ

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BRYZ is another name to add to the list of impressive artists to come out of Romania. Whilst being on the scene for a number of years now and a well-respected artist, he is someone we have earmarked to have continued success in the new decade. With previous releases on labels such as Samani, Tzinah, ID Music, Wizz, Moira, Welter, Lethal Script amongst others, his hypnotic sound is one you’ll quickly fall in love with, just like I did! Keep an eye out for BRYZ throughout 2020, you won’t be disappointed!

https://www.facebook.com/Comanbr/
https://soundcloud.com/comanbr

 

Camelia

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Camelia is another artist who had a fantastic 2019 and 2020 is looking just as bright for the US based talent. Having played in Turkey, Mexico and the Dominican Republican for the first time, he’ll soon be able to add some more worldwide destinations to the list as the year goes on.

His EP on Fake Society was a real standout achievement and if its something you haven’t heard yet then I suggest you check it out right now! He’ll return to the label later in the year and will tour Europe in February so if you get check to go see him then we’d highly recommend it!

https://www.facebook.com/CameliaUS/
https://soundcloud.com/camelia_music

 

Casey Spillman

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Casey is someone I’ve known personally for a number of years now and someone whose music we’ve always really enjoyed so to see him put his foot on the gas in 2019 was great to see! 2020 is shaping up to be even bigger for him so we’re looking forward to seeing what he can make of it! 2019 saw him set up his own imprint ‘Temperature’ as well as releasing on the mighty Fuse London’s sub label ‘Infuse’ which really got people talking! His no nonsense London infused (no pun intended!) sound has made its way into the record bags of some of the top selectors around the world and continues to get plays on dancefloors wherever you go!

2020 will see him releasing more music on Temperature as well as some other labels he has a close connection with so keep your eyes peeled on your favourite outlets to keep up to date. Gig wise, things are being kept under wraps for the time being but its safe to say you’ll be seeing a lot of Casey throughout 2020!

https://www.facebook.com/caseyspillman/
https://soundcloud.com/caseyspillman

 

DJOKO

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2019 was definitely somewhat of a turning point in DJOKO’s career having signed to the incredible PIV brand and releasing music on their consistently strong label, which has led to him, taking the music thing a bit more seriously. Gig wise he had the honour of playing in the UK and the Netherlands a couple of times but if he had to point out a gig that really stood out it would be the PIV showcase in Amsterdam during ADE.

2020 will see a full EP on Berg Audio at the beginning of the year and also the first full vinyl release with his collaboration project with PIV head honcho Chris Stussy. There will also be an EP coming on the French label hedZup with a remix by Mancini and he’ll also make an appearance on a V.A. on Politics of Dancing. Make sure you keep an eye out for some more breakbeat-influenced music that he’ll be releasing throughout the year under a new alias ‘Kolter.’ 

https://www.facebook.com/DJOKOCOLOGNE/
https://soundcloud.com/djokocologne

 

Herck

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Herck is a name that should be known by many after the 2019 he had! The Romanian native was one of the most consistent artists in terms of releases and quality of releases throughout the year. The last 12 months saw him release on labels such as La Mesure, Curtea Veche, Chroniques Binaires and Otomoji to name a few!

2020 looks like it’ll be another great year for Herck with lots of projects in the pipeline bubbling away waiting for their release as well as an exciting tour for him to get stuck into!

https://www.facebook.com/herck.ro/
https://soundcloud.com/herck

 

Ida Daugaard

 Ida Daugaard

2019 was a very successful year for Ida Daugaard as she played at Garbicz Festivala beautiful festival deep in the Polish forest with a lot of beautiful art and light installations and spacy work shops to stimulate all your senses! The Block in Tel Aviv, a club with excellent sound, great minimal line up’s and a very heart warm, dedicated and welcoming team behind it was also a gig to remember! La Fenêtre Secrète, a group of young talented artist and creatives in Gotenburg making events where music & art is aligned to help you reach a higher level was another venue Ida thoroughly enjoyed!

Ida found herself in South Africa for New Years and played a long set into the sunrise of 2020 in a beautiful nature reserve for Search Festival. Soon after she’ll be back playing at Reset in Cape Town, one of her favorites in the city. Followed by a gig in Zurich with Varhat at a very cosy afterhours clubs Kauz, February will see her going on a Australian tour and in March she’ll be looking forward to catching the Berlin spring before the festival season begins. 

Ida’s mantra for 2020: ‘continue to do what makes me the happiest, spreading love by playing music that inspires me.’

https://www.facebook.com/IdaDaugaard/
https://soundcloud.com/ida-daugaard

 

Lola Palmer

 Lola Palmer

2019 took Lola to various destinations around the world that included Stockholm, Barcelona, Kiev, Bucharest, Strasbourg and many more! Release wise, Lola will deliver an EP on Berg Audio and has some other exciting releases up her sleeve, which I’m really looking forward to hearing!

2020 will see Lola spending a lot of time playing across Eastern Europe but will also be jet setting off to South America for a couple of dates later in the year so if you do get chance to go and check her out at some point during the year then we would recommend it, she’s a real talent!

https://www.facebook.com/lolapalmerofficial/
https://soundcloud.com/lolapalmer

 

Marlie

 Marlie

At the beginning of 2019 Marlie founded Click Agency with her friend and business partner Cass Pitman – Touring artists from Europe to Australia. This contributed to the growth of her brand Roots in Sydney which she also started in London when she relocated. Her first gig of the year will be at her home in Sydney for the world renowned, S.A.S.H.

She’ll then head back over to Europe where she has several gigs locked in for Greece, Switzerland and London so far! A promising 2020 lies ahead for Marlie so get her on your radar guys!

https://www.facebook.com/marliedj/
https://soundcloud.com/marlie-8

 

Mikhu

 Mikhu

Basel based Mikhu had a fantastic 2019, releasing some massive tracks and remixes as the year went on! 2020 will see him releasing a collab project with Alice Clark on vinyl as well as another collab project with his good friend Fulvio Cala which will be released on Blind Vision Dubs. He’ll also be launching his very own vinyl label ‘Mormorio Records’ where the first release will be a special collab between Mikhu and Lorik. We’ve had our eye on Mikhu for quite some time now and really believe 2020 will be the year that he’ll kick things up a gear or two!

https://www.facebook.com/mikhumusic/
https://soundcloud.com/mikhu_music

 

Monika Ross

 Monika Ross

Becoming exclusive to Belisa Booking propelled Monika to the next level in 2019! Also playing every weekend and becoming friends with her long-time favourite artists has been a surreal experience! Her most loved country to play in 2019 would have to be Switzerland – a truly beautiful part of the world!

Lots of music is planned for 2020 : Weather Recordings, One Records and Talman will all host remixes and a few new tracks of hers early in the year. She then plans to focus on some more solo works and perhaps an album which would be really exciting!

Monika will be in Australia for the first February so will start the year off in the sun! Then its off to Bulgaria, Romania and back to Berlin for the summer!

https://www.facebook.com/miss.monika.ross/
https://soundcloud.com/monika-ross

 

Niko Maxen

 Niko Maxen

Niko Maxen…a name we’re sure most of you will be familiar with after the 2019 he had! Some standout releases include Rowle, Talman and Roche Madame to name a few! If you haven’t checked any of these out then we highly suggest you do!

Releases for 2020 will be on OGE, Talman, Constant Sound and then he’ll also look to drop Maxen 02 and 03 which sound like they are shaping up nicely! Looking forward to getting my hands on these!

His imprint Pathway Traxx will continue to showcase artists that he’s really feeling, mostly breakthrough or up and comers. Niko likes to give them full EP format with remixes from more established artists. One release that he’s looking forward to getting out there is an EP from LOy with remixes from Vern and Niko himself. The Off Path label is for up and coming artists which gives them a great platform to release on VA’s that DJs really wan tto play. And finally, Maxen is his signature label all about showcasing his range and what creative vibe he’s in at any given time!

Niko is a long-time personal friend of mine from back home in Leeds so to see him stepping things up over the last 12 months and seeing his music get the recognition it deserves is great to see and I hope his stock rises higher and higher over the next 12 months!

https://www.facebook.com/nikomaxen/
https://soundcloud.com/nikomaxen

 

Nils Weimann

 Nils Weimann

Nils’ Subtil showcases at Hoppetosse, Berlin along with his show for the The Block club in Tel Aviv and his USA Tour with stops over in; Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver & New York made 2019 a very successful year! 2020 will see him release an EP on Lazare Hoche`s Label, together with Alex Font and a remix from the almighty LIZZ amongst a host of other releases! He’ll also be looking at launching his very own agency which will showcase Subtil artists from around the world so keep an eye out for that coming soon! 

Nils will head back to the States and Mexico for 4 weeks in April and is working on a South American tour. Shows in Europe are also confirmed and he’s looking forward to finally heading back to play in London!

https://www.facebook.com/nils.weimann.music
https://soundcloud.com/nilsweimann

 

Nolga

 Nolga

Nolga burst on to the scene with his impressive Ventura EP on Kepler’s label Perspective which drew some massive attention! A firm favourite in my bag over the past couple of months since its release! A collab EP with Michael James on Hoader, an appearance on Rubisco’s latest VA and a solo EP on Pathway Traxx with remixes from Silat Beksi and label head Niko Maxen have given Nolga a very strong collection so far!

2020 will see his release schedule continue at a nice pace with an upcoming venture on Krab and and a remix on Aesthetic. Nolga is a name that you’ll be seeing much more of this year for sure!

https://www.facebook.com/elliotnolga/
https://soundcloud.com/elliot_nolga

 

Silat Beksi

 Silat Beksi

2019 was a great year for Silat, someone we’ve been a big fan of for years now but someone who is arguably one of the most consistent in the business! With amazing gigs and tours in China, Australia and New Zealand keeping him busy! 

2020 will see him move to Kiev, a city he finds truly and fully inspiring. fully inspired of this city. He has some brilliant solo and collaboration projects lined up for this coming year, something I’m really excited to see and hear! 

2020 will also see Silat jetting off for tours in America and around Europe so make sure you stick some of these dates in the diary once they’re released! 

https://www.facebook.com/s.beksi/
https://soundcloud.com/silat-beksi

 

userUNKNWN

 userUNKNWN

2019 saw userUNKNWN release his first vinyl cut with Soyro on the Romanian label Piano Forest. The EP reached #1 on the main chart and was completely sold out on deejay.de and Juno in just 4 days!
His ever impressive music has gained huge support from the likes of Sepp, Nu Zau, Crihan, Gescu, Silat Beksi, Ida Daugaard and many more and also got multiple plays at Sunwaves!

Lots of plans are in the pipeline this year for him with an EP on a new vinyl label called Legacy which is a sublabel of Recordeep, which will feature 4 tracks with collabs and a remix. He will again collaborate with Soyro which will be released on a very interesting VA coming from a mysterious label in Panama!

https://www.facebook.com/unknwnurl/
https://soundcloud.com/unknwnurl

 

Vern

 Vern

2019 was a great year for Vern, he had his first release on RE.FACE, after that saw his second release which was a special one on Joule with great support from Janeret! This release helped Vern discover a new sound…a melancholic dubby sound for his third release on Lokomotiv with a bomb remix from Silat Beksi! He finished the year with a nice VA for unutrei., a local label from his home town Constanta. Vern is preparing a remix for irv.in, a very talented artist and another remix for STAMP Records as well as appearing on a VA for Peculiar.

2020 will see him putting out material on Rowle and Octophonic and a remix on Tzinah amongst other upcoming releases which are being kept under wraps for the time being. This year, Vern will be focussing much more on the production side of things so make sure you keep a close eye out for these as the year goes on! 

https://www.facebook.com/vern.romania/
https://soundcloud.com/vern-ro

 

Viceversa

 Viceversa

Viceversa is someone we’ve been keeping a close eye on for the last couple of years but he really stepped things up in 2019! Some noteable highlights include playing the first BRICH party with Giuliano Lomonte, IbizaUnderground Club, Supermarket in Zurich, Rokoko in Budapest, Half in Belgrade and the amazing night in Skopje! He has several remixes coming in 2020, the next release from his very own label viceversa008. Also in the pipeline are plans to release at least 3 new Viceversa EP’s which you should certainly keep an eye out for! 2020 will see him make his French debut and plans are well underway with a tour of Asia so expect to see plenty more of his name this year!

https://www.facebook.com/viceversasounds/
https://soundcloud.com/user-755367968-408842914

 

Yzi

 Yzi

2019 was one of the most intense and exciting years of Yzi’s life! Performances covered a variety of directions and locations such as London, Zurich, Moscow, Leipzig, Dusseldorf, St. Petersburg, Sofia, Vietnam, Thailand and more!
The new year will see her focus more time and energy into her ‘Myzique’ project where she highlights artists that she loves the most. Some of them are up and coming and some of them are already standing firmly on their feet in the business! 2019 saw her showcase some really awesome names like Cosmjn, Herck, Bruno Curtis, Lost.Act and many more!

Some of her highlights from last year include playing at the amazing Epizode in Vietnam alongside Maayan Nidam, Oshana and Lamache. She also took to the stage at Waldbrand in Leipzig alongside Randomer and Youandewan, playing with Georgia Girl and Marlie at StarLane Pizza Bar in London as well Mata Hari in Zurich alongside Arkady Antsyrev.

2020 is shaping up nicely too for this awesome talent so she’s definitely one we’d recommend keeping a close eye on!

https://www.facebook.com/myzique/
https://soundcloud.com/myzique