From Disco to Disco, from piano to electro & more: Eric D. Clark started his DJ career 30 years ago. From Sunday church performances in California at the age of 10 as a classical & gospel piano prodigy to disco and electronica keyboard mastering, Eric trained his ears and hands until 1981 when he finally claimed his place behind turntables and took up residencies in… READ MORE
Synth tamer, analog fetishist and arpeggio aficionado, French-house producer Electrosexual merges primitive analog electronic music with original avant-hard sophisticated programming. In his Berlin-based bunker, armed with his array of analog synths, (“sometimes reaching fetishism” says Ann Shenton of Add N To [X]) and a DIY approach, Electrosexual creates a sound somewhere between Joy Division and Giorgio Moroder.
In addition to his personal releases, his production… READ MORE
Billie Ray Martin describes herself as “a kid from Hamburg’s Red-Light District, who wanted to be a soul singer, but ended up playing repetitive machine music, while still trying to be a soul singer”.
Dubbed the “queen of electronic soul”, Billie first came to prominence as a guest with S-Express before leading the acclaimed deep house act Electribe 101, producing the classic Talking With Myself. … READ MORE
Plateau Repas are Valentin Plessy, Fleur Helluin and Magritte Jaco who also pursue their own solo visual arts and DJ careers. The Berlin-based French trio digests music from all backgrounds without chewing and suffer of an acute obsession for corny eurodance, old-school hip-hop and 90s dance music; they compose and write everything all together on a computer and then give it pure body energy on… READ MORE
Born in Moscow, raised in Tel Aviv and currently Berlin based, Mary Ocher has become over the last five years a rather prominent character in the European queer music world thanks to her quirky voice, unsettling lyrics and slightly out-of-this-world live performances.
After the release of her war-themed concept album and a 7″ on Haute Areal in 2011, Ocher started work on Eden, produced by… READ MORE
Berlin-based DJ duo and couple Brax Moody (Munich) and Vamparela (Thessaloniki) have been playing music together since 2007, either as a DJ duo, in bands, or as remixers and producers. Merging the rhythm and dynamism of Munich’s hip-hop clubs with the grime and attitude of Thessaloniki’s back-alley indie bars gives an idea of how to categorize Local Suicide: a straight-up soulful fusion of house, deep-house,… READ MORE
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Mandel Turner’s musical background can be traced back to the time when he sang in Gospel choirs at church. Growing up in New York allowed him to absorb a wide spectrum of urban music that included soul, R&B and the powerful influence of disco and club culture. In the early 1980’s, with the experience of weekends spent under the… READ MORE
Since unveiling his debut streaming-only EP “Dandylioness” in 2011, disco-soul singer Alexander Geist has garnered considerable attention, including three magazine covers for Siegessäule (Germany), Du und Ich (Austria) and Dance Theatre Journal (UK). BUTT magazine wrote that “his short but startling career has made him a cult hit in much of Europe’s underground”. Released last year on Haute Areal, his debut single Bad Language, produced… READ MORE
Mieko Suzuki has an experienced piano player background and has been organizing events and performing as a DJ and sound artist all over the globe (Japan, Germany, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Australia, Vietnam, Hong Kong and the US) since 1998. A familiar face in the art-world, Mieko has won several awards and taken part in many artists residency programs whilst performing as a musician and… READ MORE
Riot grrl Hanin Elias is a living icon of the 90s. Known to everyone as the front-woman and original member of Berlin’s digital hardcore genre-creators, Atari Teenage Riot, she has also released plenty of solo-material on Digital Hardcore Recordings. Elias has become a cult artist favoured amongst musicians such as Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre), who cites her as an inspiration and even mentions… READ MORE
Andreas Krach is a busy man of many aliases who likes to take his music to little divey bars, loungy venues, art galleries, festivals or even mainstream clubs once in a while. His passion for vinyl digging, collecting digital quirky old tracks, giving into niche genres and not being afraid of pop have led him to mix it all up in his sets from Hawaiian… READ MORE
Their common project started on a night where they ended up performing together by chance, and the chemistry of their record cases created an explosion in the audience. Despite both their paths originating in house and deep-house, their common interest for more organic rhythms triggered a party where funk and disco, always remixed with house, were the climax of the night.
From that moment, they… READ MORE
Pale skinned, blond haired, blue eyed southern chick Sophie spent a childhood of total artistic freedom, reading, writing and drawing whilst listening to Gainsbourg and Snoop Dogg, sometimes Nirvana, but mostly Dionne Warwick. A composer & a songwriter, Sophie began playing with different bands, absorbing the patterns of sound around her.
Something in her voice calls for the blues, with its melancholic sensuality and rough… READ MORE
Nina AC Casey, Red “El Nino Listo” and Bunny Buzz are UhOh. They play music that will make you dance and take you on a trip to a multicoloured neverland, diving head over heels into hypnotic bass lines, electronic beats, quirming synths, and exploding into a confetti rage.
In 2008, after abandoning her conventional band outfits where she had played bass for a decade in… READ MORE