BUTCH (DE, Otherside,Desolat)
Constantly working in parallels – drenched by a potent mixture of juxtaposition and fluidity in both his sets and his productions – BUTCH, fuses the grey-area space between music of the body and mind.
With over 20 years consumed by a thirst for electronic music, the Alzey-born, Mainz raised entity has released on leading imprints such as Desolat, Cocoon, Rekids, Sei Es Drum and beyond, while maintaining a solid DJ schedule that’s seen him open the minds of crowds at fabric, Time Warp and his residency at Berlin’s Watergate. Techno heads love Butch, house heads love Butch, as well as the deep and dirty and the light & bright.
Few artists flow through genres and emotional landscapes with such ease and fluidity as Bulent, challenging preconceptions of the dance-floor and the expected outcome in the process. The spark behind his excursions is natural: as a music lover he’s always stayed open to different styles and aesthetics. As an artist, he’s always allowed himself to express his take on each genre – it’s true that with Butch, you never know what to expect, other than consistently fresh and unique output.
Ever since his memorable breakthrough in 2008, NICK CURLY has established himself as one of the pre-eminent international acts in the modern era of house music. Nick’s run of timeless, club-ready 12″’s and remixes have constantly and consistently found the mark amongst both music fans and his DJ peers.
He currently stands at #4 in industry bible Resident Advisor’s most charted acts of all-time, sitting in alongside luminaries Maceo Plex, Butch, Radio Slave and Maya Jane Coles in the top 5, and he has become one of the world’s most in-demand DJs.
The majority of Nick’s output has appeared on his own 8Bit label, as well as the now defunct – but memorable – Cecille Records. Industry titans such as Cocoon, Space Ibiza and Defected have all played significant roles in the Nick Curly story so far and continues into 2015 with Adam Beyer’s Truesoul imprint and Nick’s own ‘Trust’ parties coming into the mix and helping power his future.
The fledgling house project from Belgian duo Vernon Bara and Massimo DaCosta. No newcomers to dance music, under the Vernon&DaCosta, the pair have released music on labels such as OM Records, AMA Rec, Robsoul, Aroma, OFF, Icon, Doubledown and many more. They have remixed artists including Brett Johnson, Fred Everything, Style of Eye, Miguel Migs and JT Donaldson, garnering support from great DJs like Luciano, Ricardo Villalobos, Jamie Jones, Mark Farina and DJ Sneak.
Vernon has also made more techno-focussed tracks for Hot Creation and Supplement Facts under another moniker, Ultrasone alongside Igor Vicente. Early in 2013, they decided to start the new side project as ‘Raw District’ in order to focus on the deeper and darker side of house music. In their own words, “Raw District tracks feature fewer samples and more organic influences…the trademark soul, funk and disco influences are still evident, mixed up with the fresh European sounds coming straight out of Berlin.” With a few releases on some of the most established labels such Crosstown Rebels, Souvenir Music or Defected they undoubtedly secured themselves as in-demand and talented
A duo of two guys. Two guys who have been friends for the past 2 decades. Both of them, Jens and Klaas, have been passionated about music for ages. That passion can be found in various musical projects where they appear solo or together and in 2013 their musical activities get a final form: Unclesand. Whipping up tech house with some minimal and techno influences is the very brief summary you could assign to their perfomances.
With appearances at events such as Amsterdam Dance Event (Do Not Sleep ADE), Solar Weekend, The Dansant and in clubs like Labyrinth Club, Club Vaag, CafÃ© d’Anvers, Forty Five, Decadance, La Rocca where they shared decks with Marco Carola, Pan-Pot, Matthias Tanzmann, Anja Schneider, Cuartero, Darius Syrossian, Marco Faraone, Joris Voorn and many more.