Noizar

Noizar

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One of the long-time resident at Closer club, Kyiv’s most renowned clubbing institution, Noizar is a Ukranian DJ recently relocated to Amsterdam. He is the owner of the vinyl-only label Wicked Bass, on which he releases records from both Ukrainian and international talents and runs homonymous parties since 2010. 

In the years that followed, Noizar gained recognition for his performances both solo and in b2b with his friend and colleague Borys – the two often closed the night at Closer creating unique moments and participating in the crafting the vibe the club has become known worldwide for. Borys also debuted with his latest record on the Wicked Bass imprint.

Noizar’s DJing style is uniquely sharp and groovy – behind the decks he shows a key focus on detailed performances, from the selections to his technical abilities, aspects which have brought him touring around the world, playing gigs in cities such as Tokyo, Berlin, Seoul, Paris, Tbilisi and many more.

Whether playing in a sweaty nightclub or recording carefully curated mixtapes for independent radio shows, Noizar’s sound goes far beyond conventional house or techno, always offering a sleek twist, incorporating broken rhythms and nuanced, layered melodies.

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Aliana

Aliana

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For someone with an academically trained music background, Aliana’s selections and production are incredibly varied and colorful. While her classical formation with an emphasis on piano gave her a uniquely sympathetic perspective on music, childhood fascinations with rock, funk and other genres slowly led down a rabbit hole discovering the most obscure dance music genres. From here she began spending hours digging for records and creating her own music to satisfy an inborn need of self-expression and artistic curiosity.

Aliana has a mystical flair to her selecting abilities that goes hand in hand with her musical creations. During DJ performances, she envelopes her audience with deep moods and enthralling rare gems, surprising every time with a range of genres from underground house and electro to disco.

Growing up in Ukraine, she was a part of the local underground scene DJing, organizing parties, and making music. She then spent a period of time in France, where she became a part of Midibasics, with which the joint EP “Cyber Queen” was released In 2019, Aliana moved onto her own solo project, to be able to focus on her artistic introspection and creative growth. In the past 5 years, she has released a handful of releases on labels like Sous:sol, Variable Records, Mithra, and more recently her first LP on Finest Hour.

Back in her home country since 2021, Aliana is now focusing on her active performances, while at the same time developing the local underground scene. She recently organized a series of events called “Muza” where she put together a team of like-minded women to grow and artistically express themselves. Coming up soon, she has releases in the pipeline for the ‘Laconica’ and ‘Tresydos’ labels.

 

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Abi

ABI

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Raised by disco, funk and rock, Abi quickly turns towards electronic music, discovering and dancing to French Touch house records as early as in middle school. Later, she fosters this music culture further during a time spent in New York, hanging out in the city’s most underground warehouse and basement parties.

Back in Paris, Abi joins the collectif Bass Y Bouzouk and it’s here that her career starts taking off, both as a DJ and with her pioneering project RA+RE Records, a 100% women’s label and collective aiming to highlight the community of women in electronic music. Through time RA+RE grew as one of the most renowned collective in the scene, and it is also the operating force behind the legendary Breakfast Club afterparties in Paris.

Sophisticated, refined and timeless: Abi’s style reflects her exclusive panache, exploring the inbetweens of house and other electronic music genres with powerful and accurate selections. Abi brought her sound to some of the most important clubs in Europe and beyond with the RA+RE project, delivering an exceptional vibe every time carried by unique style and irresistible selections!

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Pieter Jansen

Pieter Jansen

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Whether he’s inspiring dancers from the DJ booth or broadcasting on the radio, Pieter Jansen is a familiar face on Amsterdam’s thriving underground electronic music scene – a fixture at all annual Draaimolen events and a resident & programmer at the notable Breakfast Club in Amsterdam.

Over the past few years, Pieter launched two imprints: yeyeh (short for “You’re Everything You’ve Ever Heard”), a lovingly curated outlet for intriguing, engaging, and inspiring music both old and new; and ninih, the night to yeyeh’s day, an imprint focused on rather rhythmical, club-ready sounds. Through these outputs, Pieter alternately puts out unreleased music by producers from the past (the 90s/00s) while also shedding light onto producers of today.

Bubbling away beneath the surface of the Dutch scene since the early part of the past decade, Jansen began his career by promoting parties and festivals before dedicating more time to DJing. Jansen chose to champion vinyl from the start. It’s almost impossible to pin Jansen to a specific style or scene; instead, he’s cultivated a personal DJ style that prioritises darker, weirder, and more profound records while remaining firmly focused on the dancefloor. Known for taking risks – both in creating thoroughly inspired mixes and by his chosen records – His style is defined by his ability to explore multiple genres while regularly reaching for electro, IDM, house/techno, ambient and minimalist grooves.

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Eversines

Eversines

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Eversines is a producer and DJ residing in Amsterdam. He’s been producing for over a decade, co-runs record label De Lichting and focuses on the energetic yet dreamy side of electronic music.

In 2019 his debut album was put out through Wex Records, after which releases on yeyeh / ninih came forth including a solo outing and a special collaboration with thereminist Carolina Eyck titled ‘Waves’.

De Lichting being a close group of friends and Eversines’ homebase, he’s always a part of the well received double vinyl compilations they put out, and had his debut on Kalahari Oyster Cult in 2020 with ‘Plooi’.  He recently released on labels like Animals On Psychedelics, Nous’Klaer and Lonely Planet Records, with more releases in the pipeline for well-respected labels.

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Penelope

Penelope

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Penelope is a passionate traveler and digger, always with a thirst for new horizons to fuel her creativity. Born and bred in Paris, Penelope’s sound is a unique expression of her broad sonic tastes that range from house, techno, breakbeat, ambient, and all electronic experimentation.


Her passion for electronic music took a more serious approach after she came back from a year living in New York city in 2009, where she took her first steps in the local rave scene. In 2013 she finally bought her first turntables and has since then continued to refine her taste around the deep and dub-influenced sound she loves.


After some years in Berlin, she now settled in Lisbon where she plays regularly as well as spending time in the studio. She made her production debut in 2021 on the Spanish label Tresydos and will have her next release this year on Basic Moves’s new sub-label For Playful Manners.

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rouge-ah

rouge-ah

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Urška Preis, who works as a solo artist under the pseudonym rouge-ah, is a musician, harpist, visual artist, and music writer. She finished her MA studies at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design Ljubljana, she also studied at the academies in Reykjavík and Leipzig and completed internships at Aitor Throup studio in London and Atelier Hotel Pro Forma in Copenhagen.

Her debut album “bare” was released by Kamizdat Records in autumn 2018. She and the electronic music producer Tine Vrabič – Nitz formed the II/III duo which debuted at the AmbientSoup label in 2020 with the EP “It Could Be Paradise”.

She is also a member of Rok Zalokar’s fluid ensemble Zhlehtet and a four-piece experimental noise group Sujevera. Besides her musical engagements she prepares shows and other contributions for Radio Študent, ARS – Radio Slovenia Third Channel, Odzven, Membrana and platform Neodvisni, curates the music programme at the Red Dawns Festival, writes, photographs, exhibits, designs and speaks.

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II/III

II/III

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II/III (Two Out Of Three) is an electro-acoustic dark ambiental duo, featuring harpist rouge-ah (Urška Preis) and producer Nitz (Tine Vrabič). They have paved a relatively desolate field of the aforementioned genre in their native Slovenia and opened up a space for a new generation of regional sound makers. In their music, they interweave processed field recordings with effected electric harp sounds, create impactful beats out of self-made/recorded samples and altogether make you wonder about the origin of their imaginative sounds. Likewise, their live performances take you on phantasmal road trips all the way from spacious, unworldly drones, through luminous arpeggios and glissandos, to tense synth pads. Their cosmic performances have been labeled theatrical with a reason – to tell a wholesome story with precise dramaturgy is this duo’s ultimate goal.

With Urška bringing in years of classical education, followed by numerous author projects, collaborations, and band activities, and Tine being a pillar of the local electronic music scene, they merge their decade-long friendship into a mind-bending musical experience. They have proven it time and again through their critically-acclaimed debut EP It could be paradise and performing at ultimately all notable venues and festivals and various events at autonomous spaces of their home country.

II/III is currently exploring materials for their upcoming album debut, with topics such as the fragility of memories, interpretations as interventions, and duality of loud- and quietness.

 

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Mari.te

Mari.te

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Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Mari.te’s involvement with music began in her early years, learning how to play guitar and piano before developing her love for electronic music and mixing. She soon moved to New York where she became a part of ReSolute, working behind the scenes and playing regularly at their parties.

Listed among the “20 Artists To Know Who Are Rising From The Underground” by Mixmag in 2017, Mari.te’s expert skills and fresh selections attracted the attention of the most notables venues and promoters in recent years, with her touring agenda including dates at Output in New York, CDV & Hoppetosse in Berlin, Lion & Lamb in London, Goa Club in Rome, Breakfast Club in Paris, to name a few, as well as becoming a resident of the infamous RA+RE collective in Paris.

Now based in Madrid since 2018, Mari.te started a new chapter in her career with the launch of her record label and event series ‘tresydos’, an outlet where she shares her music vision by collaborating with a wider spectrum of talents. After more than a decade of DJing Mari.te has developed her craft, delivering a unique take on underground dance-floor sounds and impacting every city she visits with her enthralling and carefully curated DJ sets.

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Tripmastaz

Tripmastaz

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Blessed with versatile talent, both as an outstanding DJ and exquisite producer, Tripmastaz is a great addition to the global underground house/techno scene. Currently residing in Berlin, he’s busier than ever; with recent releases on Infuse London, Nervmusic, Body Parts, and his own Tripmastaz label, very few artists managed to stay in the game for so long and remain this fresh, humble, and sonically adventurous.

From working on an instrumental trip-hop album and managing a string of secret labels to co-producing music and touring alongside no other than Ricardo Villalobos, these last two years further established Tripmastaz as a world-class DJ and an artist to look out for. With appearances spanning from Sunwaves and Zanzibar Pyramid to smaller-yet-refined venues such as Club der Visionære, Hoppetosse, or Wilde Renate, Tripmastaz manages to remain as surprising and dynamic as a promising upcoming talent.

With over 20 years of experience as a music producer and a relentless digger at heart with an affinity for old and rare records, Tripmastaz is a restless artist exploring several corners of the electronic music spectrum. Over the past two decades, Andrei’s unique production style found several homes for his music, either among giants such as Cocoon, Ovum, Cadenza, and Hot Trax or underground imprints like Yoyaku and Bass Culture. He also undergoes numerous aliases like Basement Kid, Trackmaster Dre, Pesto Borsh, or Rare Two Inc.

Recently launched, call_lab is one of Tripmastaz’s new imprints aimed at collaborations where he invited artists to collaborate in the studio. His decades-long experience as a producer culminated in Tripmastaz Mix & Mastering, a studio offering a series of services aimed at mixing and mastering music.

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