Skatebård, real name Bård Aasen Lødemel, is a producer and DJ from Norway who rose to prominence in the early noughties. His catalogue “oscillates between emotional techno, neo-italo, electro from an alternative future and a Scando-cosmic reinterpretation of pure Detroitian house”. In 2006 he founded Digitalo Enterprises, an imprint that he has exclusively been using to put his own material out.
Carrot Green aka Carlos Gualda is a young Brazilian producer and DJ based in Rio de Janeiro. He first came to prominence in 2014 with a remix on the first volume of the Brazilian Shakedown series, and converted the try the following year with the second volume, entirely produced by him.
Rob ‘n’ Zoopsie are a duo of Belgian DJs comprised of Rob aka Dee D. Roger (the male half) and Zoopsie aka Malory Hendrickx (the female half). Having met at an underground rave in the nineties, they form a unique alliance built on a shared love of pioneering electronic pop and industrial sounds. During the noughties, whilst being highly involved in the CBS and Intergalactic FM sphere, they become key figures of the Belgian underground electronic scene, in particular in Brussels where they play in raves and clubs such as Fuse and Recyclart, and tour all over Europe.
Les Yeux Orange présentent Gatto Fritto (International Feel Recordings, Love On The Rocks, Dissident – UK)
Art Crime is a young Russian producer based in Moscow. In 2014, he signs a first EP on Willie Burns’ NYC-Based imprint WT Records, entitled Never Look Back. The record is well received both by the specialized media and the public audience, and demonstrates his skills to produce some melodic tracks built for the dance floor, suffused with a contagious melancholy, elaborated with strings and piano riffs, strongly influenced by the 90s.
Maciej Zambon is a Polish DJ and producer based in Berlin, widely known as the head honcho of The Very Polish Cut-Outs and Transatlantyk. In 2009, the Polish electronic scene is almost non-existant at an international level. Inspired by a Baris K mix heard on Beats In Space, Zambon starts editing obscure 70s and 80s tracks from the Polish underground. One year later, the New-York based imprint Bumrocks releases his first edits EP entitled The Very Polish Cutouts, which sells quickly and is now highly sought after. It’s under the same name that Zambon co-founds that year with Kacper Kapsa an edits label in order to promote the new Polish house scene, consisting of young talents such as Old Spice, the duo Ptaki (LYO#043), Jazxing and Selvy (LYO#055). With the support of Todd Terje, Eddie C, Bill Brewster, Andrew Weatherall and a few other established DJs, The Very Polish Cut-Outs quickly becomes a reference and establishes the Polish scene on an international scale. In 2014, Zambon launches Transatlantyk, a label this time dedicated to original productions of his protégés. As of now, totting up six EPs, one LP by Ptaki and the acclaimed Polo House compilation released in 2015, Transatlantyk is constantly rising and creating a stir. Zambon is also a DJ with remarkable eclectism, and has just given us an exclusive raw mix of old-school house with no frills, enjoy ! Télécharger / Download LYO#057 / Zambon (Transatlantyk)
Selvy, aka Wojciech Grynko, is a young DJ and producer from Poznan in Poland.
Aroy Dee, real name Steven Brunsmann, is a DJ, producer and label owner from Netherlands. Having released music since 2001 with an EP on Rush Hour Recordings and from 2003 onwards on his own label, M>O>S Recordings, he claims a techno and house sound at the opposite of the all things digital and soulless productions.
It’s that time of the year. Time to make an assessment, figure out which tracks from 2015 will be remembered amongst the shedload of releases.
Reza Athar est un DJ né en Iran et installé à Nimègue aux Pays-Bas. Résident et programmateur des soirées Horizon et MIND à Amsterdam où il a notamment invité Erol Alkan, Massimiliano Pagliara, Daniele Baldelli, Prins Thomas et Ivan Smagghe à jouer à ses côtés, il se produit régulièrement au fameux club Salon Zur Wilden Renate à Berlin.