Ruben Mandolini, DJ & Producer originally from Prato (IT), was captured by music at the age of 13 leading him to learn new instruments such as the guitar, keyboard and modular synthesizer later. He then started to attend the most influential clubs in Tuscany, discovering electronic music which excitement led him to begin his career as a DJ in some of the smaller clubs in the province. In this new growing culture of house and techno he was able to devote himself to Djing and then naturally moved to music production.
His dedication, professionalism and determination which is also reflected in his DJ sets has brought him over the years to perform in many of the major Tuscan clubs contributing to make him resident DJ of CLUB999 in Prato, which became his undisputed home.
Ruben’s unique approach to his sound and his recognisable style brought him to be noticed by some notable and respected labels such as Defected, Toolroom, Kitsune, Snatch!, Terminal M, Suara, Great Stuff and Area Remote to name a few and with collabs/remixes with/for Todd Terry, Airplane, Coyu, Ramon Tapia, Piemont, The Junkies, Danilo Vigorito, Mario Ochoa, Macromism and The Deepshakerz among others.
Being noticed by Riva Starr and his Snatch! Records Team, Ruben finds a home label where he can freely express himself with the support of a music family giving him advice and helping him with directions and constant feedbacks, bringing Ruben to grow in the music scene and being associated with same key players in the current underground movement.
He produces “Also” in 2012 on Snatch! Records, a track which increased his exposure to the public staying in the digital stores’ sales charts for months and charted/supported by a massive amount of renowned fellow producers. Ever since Ruben’s visibility has raised and his productions increasingly receiving great feedbacks and support by both magazines/blogs and colleagues such as Pete Tong, Laurent Garnier, Paco Osuna, Dubfire, Nicole Moudaber, Anja Schneider, Mark Knight, Reboot, Riva Starr, Monika Kruse, Gregor Tresher, Butch, Mathias Kaden, Nick Curly, Noir and lots more.
Ruben is now well on the path to become a relevant player in the underground house and techno scene, with interesting releases and gigs plans for the new year…so keep an eye on this raising star!
Wherever you find Ellen Allien, you find movement. Born in Berlin, living and working in Berlin and Ibiza, one of the planet’s most dynamic party scenes, her artistic home stands for one thing above all: freedom, in every aspect. DJ, musician, label manager, t-shirt designer and creative all-rounder – Ellen Allien has carved out her own space in all these roles, creating a unique universe.
Since 1999 she has managed the label BPitch Control in Berlin, as well as the t-shirt range ellen allien. As a DJ she rocks clubs and festivals all around the world. She is a resident at DC10/ Ibiza, Nitsa/ Barcelona / watergate berlin as well as at major festivals such as Melt/ Germany and Name/ France and tours worldwide with BPitch Control events. Her productions have even been performed at temples of modern art such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
She is constantly exploring new aural worlds, most recently on her soundtrack album “LISm” (2013), her works “Dust” (2010) and “Sool” (2008) or in collaboration with Apparat in 2006 on “Orchestra Of Bubbles”. Or like her upcoming EP “High” (2015) or recent EPs “Ellen Allien RMX” (2015), “Freak” (2014), “Free Nation” (2014) with Thomas Muller or the 12″ like “GO” (2007), “Pump” (2010) und ” The Kiss” (2011). Most importantly she shares her enthusiasm with others: her creative base and label BPitch Control, her fellow musicians and of course her audience. For a long time now, Ellen Allien has been regarded as a fixed star in the electronic music galaxy. She is an extraordinary creature, a one-of-a-kind artist without whom Berlin’s vibrant electronic club landscape wouldn’t be the same. Fortunately someone thought of a suitably extraterrestrial name for her right at the start of her career: Allien. No name will ever suit her better.
Although still barely into his twenties, Marco had the privilege of a musical background in his family, allowing him to delve into experiments with electronic music from such early times as playing his first gig aged only 14 in his hometown of Lucca, Italy. Almost 10 years later Marco is working hard to present his sound on the international music scene, with scores of releases included his 2010 HIT Ep ‘STRANGE NEIGHBORS’ on Moon Harbour, his solo EPs ‘WANT LIFE TIME’ and ‘HARD TIME TO TRAVEL’, creating a real stir and were featured on playlists of top DJ’s everywhere. Along with further releases on labels like Get Physical Music, Sci+Tec, Truesoul, Cècille, Be As One, All Inn, Break New Soil, Four:Twenty, inMotion music, Superfiction, Catwash and for his own label Etruria Beat, it seems that Marco will be fast developing an enviable discography for such a young artist in the scene.
During the years, step by step, his passion, charisma and determination led him to playing in some of the best italian and international clubs, like Panorama Bar (Berlin), Cocoon club (Frankfurt), Tenax (Florence), Cafè D’anvers (Antwerp), Vanilla Ninja (Moscow), Toffler (Rottherdam), Egg (London), Woodstock 69 (Bloemendaal), Guendalina (Lecce), The Wood (Bruxelles), Magazzini Generali (Milan), Bloc (Barcelona), Terminal (Birmingham), Grelleforelle (Wien), Electricpickle (Miami), Sankeys (Ibiza) and some Festivals like Tomorrowland (Belgium), Barrakud (Croatia), Extrema Outdoor (Belgium), Day One festival (Spain), Electrosonic (Spain), East Ender (Spain), Kazantip (Ukraine), Zomerkriebels (Belgium), Ade (Amsterdam), Klubbers Day (Spain), 3 Gram (Holland), Sunrise (Belgium) and many more.
The year ahead looks bright for his career, with an already demanding “I WILL WAIT” Album Tour schedule all over Europe, and further upcoming releases on many important labels, like his “Jambo Ep” on DESOLAT and his new UNCOMPROMISED MOOD Ep on Adam Beyer’s label DRUMCODE, confirming his undeniably talent.
Julian Perez developed a love for electronic music since the early 90’s heavily influenced by the music coming out of Detroit, Chicago and UK. These sounds gave him a new direction where he has spent the last 2 decades educating his ear and refining his approach to djing.
After releasing on a handful of the current and relevant labels since 2010 before long it became clear that the next logical step was to launch his very own label ‘Fathers & Sons Productions’, a strictly vinyl-only label. This provided Julian a platform to push his sound worldwide and within a short of period time, the label gained international exposure with the likes of the most respected artist on the scene. Showing full support in the clubs by playing his productions on his own label and in others such as Cocoon Recordings.
To date every release has sold out in the first week of sales testiment to Julian’s fine taste in House & Techno production as well as having a good ear for spoting new and interesting artists.
With the label expanding in 2013, Julian is now in demand in his own right, with notable gigs and label showcase events in festivals such as ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event), Sonar (Barcelona), Kazantip (Ukraine), BPM (Mexico) and Miami WMC (Winter Music Conference). Dates in Russia, Japan, USA, UK and the rest of Europe as well as essential clubs like Rex in Paris and Robert Johnson in Germany showing not only him as a label boss, but as an independent artist.
The best way to get to know and enjoy Julian is to listen to him in his own world behind the decks.
Olivier Mateu’s wide-ranging inspirations and interests find their ultimate outlet as Rodriguez Jr., positioning him as Mobilee’s new master of eclecticism.
As one half of French electro act The Youngsters – best known for their two studio albums and singles for Laurent Garnier’s F-Communications – Mateu has already received enough plaudits and praise to last a lifetime. The Youngsters’ award-winning productions catapulted them into the international arena, taking them to some of the biggest clubs and festivals around the world.
Rodriguez Jr. reveals a different incarnation of Mateu’s musical psyche, one that strides ahead, guided only by his kaleidoscopic vision; moving through shimmering, contemplative electronica, to deep and urgent techno, leftfield melodic accents and quirky pop refrains, Rodriguez Jr. is the by-product of an untamed brand of creativity and a thirst for the new and unexpected. Drawing inspiration from artists as diverse as Stockhausen, LFO, Carl Craig, Eric Satie, Kraftwerk, and Michael Polnareff, Rodriguez Jr.’s spirit of adventure translates as soaring creativity, and music that cannot be pigeonholed.
Mateu manifests Rodriguez Jr. in his MLab Mk5 studio, which brims with vintage synthesizers and dusty analog gear. Acclaimed Rodriguez Jr. releases for imprints such as Mothership, Boxer Records and Giant Wheels, prefaced the quirky melodies of his bass-driven house hit Princess Guacamole for mobilee records, and the tropical techno of Kids of Hula for it’s sister label Leena Music. Drawing both pleasure and inspiration from live performance, Rodriguez Jr. relishes the opportunity to realize his project on the stage, and has done extensively throughout Europe and America.
As he restlessly seeks out the ultimate intersection between all of his disparate influences, Mateu explains it best: “Good electronic music is not a jail,” he says, “It should be enjoyable everywhere, from dancefloors to living rooms, and by everybody.” Now an integral part of the mobilee family, Mateu will continue to channel his vision, passion, and love of music into all that he does, and all that will come.
Nato a Roma, Da Vid vive a Riccione dal 2008. E’ proprio nella Riviera Romagnola, location per eccellenza del divertimento italiano, che Da Vid coltiva la sua passione per la musica. Da subito si inserisce in tutti i principali eventi musicali della zona, a cominciare dalla consolle del Classic Club, dove diventa presto Dj Resident per due anni. E’ proprio tra le sale del Classic che Da Vid inizia a sperimentare, passando dall’uso dei vinili alle nuove tecnologie. Inoltre, in questo periodo personalizza il suo gusto musicale e comincia ad esibirsi nei Club più esclusivi d’Italia, dove viene apprezzato per le sue capacità, non solo dal pubblico ma anche da altri Dj italiani e internazionali, passando sempre di più dalla scena Underground a quella decisamente Main Stream.
Oggi Da Vid affianca Dj di fama internazionale in molte serate ed eventi, collabora e suona per i locali più importanti della penisola italiana e non solo, come Space di Ibiza, Cocorico’, Guendalina, Amnesia di Milano, Tinì Soundgarden, Muretto, Link, Barn Club, Frame, e altri, oltre ad eventi e Festival come MIF, Social Music City, Sky Vodka e Unipol Arena.
One of House music’s true pioneers, DJ Sneak has the passion and drive to keep House music alive.
Self-proclaimed House Gangster, Sneak has helped shape the course of dance music since the early 90s; his early music influencing the likes of Daft Punk, Bassment Jaxx and Armand Van Helden.
His signature sounds – funky filtered disco-influenced house and tough, jacking beats – have revolutionized and redefined house music for well over 15 years.
Having begun his DJ’ing career in 1983, Sneak continues to be at the top of his game: non stop beat bumpin’ sets are a one of a kind experience in the electronic music circuit and a barrage of top quality releases over the last 20 years have culminated and just keep on coming.
It’s hard to keep up with this DJ/Producer but this website will certainly prove to help you stay Housed!
!!! me no dj !!!
Forever with his thumb cocked looking for the next creative thrill ride as the sun goes down, Guillaume Coutu-Dumont’s music lends itself to the indigo hue of dusk, imbued with the sultry allure of jazz, the unquestioned groove of house, and the propulsion of techno.
As a solo producer, Guillaume was already causing atmospheric disturbances ahead of his debut album “Face À L’Est”, which appeared on Musique Risquee in 2007. Before the inception of his one-man band, Guillaume was moving and shaking with other protagonists via the Egg project with Julien Roy, Chic Miniature with Ernesto Ferreyra and Luci with David Fafard. All these projects share their history with the lauded Mutek festival, which Guillaume has been closely involved with since 2002.
After forging friendships with the Oslo Records and Raum Musik crews, Guillaume made a logical pilgrimage to Berlin in 2007. There has always been an undeniable leaning towards the soulful and the spiritual in Guillaume’s work, and even a move to one of the techno centres of the world could not shake him from a musical path that favours the organic, fundamental roots of dance music.
As well as his German brethren, Guillaume has a strong tie to the melting pot of the French underground house scene, having released music for Karat and eventually striking up a close working relationship with Circus Company. Fellow mainstay of the Parisian label Dave Aju can be found contributing to Guillaume’s latest venture, Guillaume Coutu Dumont & The Side Effects.
Taking the shape of a band proper, Aju has been coaxed into developing his considerable vocal talents, backed up by Nicolas Boucher on keys, Sébastien Arcand Tourigny on sax and Alexis Messier on guitar. With shows already performed in Montreal, Mexico, Switzerland, Barcelona, Poland, Zürich and Berlin, the band are loosening the programmed boundaries of Guillaume’s productions and opening it up to the improvisational potential of the live dynamic.
Beyond his achievements in modern beats, Guillaume has a rich and varied history of music experience, from percussion for a funk band to studies in Latin and classical percussion, a university course in electro-acoustic composition to years spent working in a Montreal studio, not to mention [iks], a contemporary jazz formation which produced two albums and a tour around Senegal.
Following the whirlwind of energy that has whipped up around Guillaume since those formative years, it feels impossible to predict where his turbulent creativity will fling him next. While many artists prefer to adopt a streamlined trajectory through their musical journey, Guillaume’s way is that of the carnival; wild and unrestrained but full of a positive, soulful exuberance. Along the way other characters get drawn into the party, sometimes shaping the direction it will take, but it is Guillaume’s unfaltering vision for what he wants to create that propels the parade.
Guillaume’s initial musical forays were as a percussionist in a funk band, after which he studied latin and classical percussions in college before discovering electroacoustic composition, which he pursued further at university. It was during this period that he joined [iks], a contemporary jazz formation with whom he recorded two albums and toured for several months in Senegal. Upon his return to Montreal, Guillaume decided to focus his efforts on composition.
Influenced as much by concrete music as by techno, which he discovered one night in the midst of a lightning storm, Guillaume founded Egg (Mutek_rec, Karat, Floppy Funk), Luci (Mutek_rec, Morris Audio), Chic Miniature (Raummusik, Musique Risquée), Flabbergast (Mutek_rec), as well as the artistic collective Racam. He has toured with one or another of these projects in north/south America, Europe and Asia. Since january 2007, Guillaume has reached European soil. Like many other, he chose Berlin as his new homebase. Traveling all around the block, he is always looking to get the dance floors grinning with guilty pleasure. SHAKE THAT ASS!
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
“When you find a balance between a passion for music and a pure love of nightlife, you have found the perfect combination to build something unique”
As a teenager Fabio studied at “Giuseppe Verdi” academy, Prato. However, it is fair to say that he spent most of his youth in night-clubs or festivals across Europe; spreading the essence of music & fun on his own skin and building his knowledge week by week and experiencing the party scene first hand.
In 2007 Fabio moved to London where for the first time he came into contact with the intricate world of music, he then spent hours and hours in the studio developing his own unique style that rolls techno and tech-house into one soul led him to his first released in early 2011.
Thanks to the many EP releases and remixes on countless European labels he was being recognised and quickly found support from artists like Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Luigi Madonna, Subfactral, Markantonio, Sasha Carassi and many more from across the globe. Such positive support has touched Fabio and has led him to concentrate not only with producing, he has also refined his own vision of music through his dj sets.
The fact that he’s never satisfied sees him in constant search of music, tools and new equipment to make him stand out from the crowd.
2012/13 was the period that took him to another level, having moved to Ibiza he came into contact with those who gave him the initial inspiration, his mentor, Richie Hawtin and his concept Enter.
ENTER. & Ibiza gave him everything he needed to understand what people expect from music. Throughout the year he was incredibly lucky to listen, dance and experience many of his productions played by the best djs on the most talked about dance floors in the world Space Ibiza & Amnesia.
Having held various residencies at Club 999 in his hometown and playing for Kehakuma “Zen Garden”this has seen Fabio take control of the floor like never before.
2014 and a new era for Fabio has begun. Having already cemented himself firmly within the ENTER. family. Fabio has become a central resident to the ENTER. party at Space Ibiza. Taking on the Sake room this year for six dates and also a prolific Enter. Main appearance before Marc Houle, Luciano and Richie Hawtin. This residency has launched Fabio at lighting speed onto the international circuit and garnered many fans for the Tuscan native.
Now onto August 2014 and things are heating up again. With his first EP “Be yOu” on Minus already out. There is no stopping.
With a huge portfolio of releases behind him, amazing gigs and unique achievements it’s clear that Fabio Florido has proven that he is one to watch for the future with the simple fact that the “best is yet to come” !
Nic Fanciulli is a DJ, producer and label owner who has remained one of the UK’s finest exports in electronic music throughout the last decade. A Grammy nominated producer, Nic has worked with artists as diverse as Underworld, Kylie Minogue, U.N.K.L.E, Loco Dice, Josh Wink and Tracey Thorn in addition to producing a plethora of solo club focused tracks that have achieved both critical and commercial acclaim. Now releasing on the likes of Rejected and Souvenir, Nic is responsible for a high output of a sleek, intelligent yet driving strain of house and techno.
Perhaps most significantly, Nic’s own Saved Records has become an important purveyor of international, underground house and techno. Having helped develop the imprint into a recognisable label since 2005, Nic and his clutch of impressive Saved artists have travelled the globe with the brand, spreading their musical manifesto far and wide. Always with a keen eye on bringing new talent through, Nic has used Saved as a platform to break new and exciting young producers as well as maintaining a desire to put out quality releases from other stalwarts of the scene. At only five years old, Saved is continuing to expand the legacy of Nic Fanciulli.