System of Survival
System of Survival, Pietro ‘Bingo’ De Lisi and Alex Carpentieri, are dedicated purveyors of all that is good in house music. They’ve held a residency at the legendary Circo Loco at DC10 in Ibiza since its inception. Their ability to carry a crowd, seamlessly blend styles and support the countless guest DJs is a true testament to the role of a resident and led them to fly the Circo Loco flag across the globe.
Apart from touring with the DC10 crew, Bingo and Alex have been steadily riding a wave of popularity, gaining momentum through their own headlining dates at Panorama Bar & Watergate, Berlin: Movement Detroit Festival, BPM Festival in Mexico, Verboten & Output in New York, Womb in Tokyo and Fabric London. A commitment to style beyond what’s trendy and ease in mixing the old with the new, has earned them the title of a DJ’s DJ.
Alex explains, “Our sets have never really fit to one particular style or type, Bingo has a Soul and Funk background whereas mine is more Detroit or Chicago techno inspired so when we play it’s a real blend of the styles, making something different completely, something new.”
As true aficionados, SOS boast an extensive back catalogue of music, across styles and genres, and nowhere is this more evident than in their productions. Their first LP album – Needle And Thread – is a both a reflection on their future vision of house, and a tribute to the sounds that have inspired them to this point. After a chance listening by Ellen Allien, it has been signed and released on BPitch Control.
Their last Remixes for Roisin Murphy’s new single and DJ Pierre’s classic tune are a prelude to their new Album out in September 2016 on Get Physical.
Born in Puglia, also known as the heel of Italy´s boot, Giorgia is a composer and multi-instrumentalist. She is part of the project We love on Bpitch Control Records and she has been resident performer at Tenax Club 1.0 in Florence for 2 years. After a classical music education Giorgia developed in a short time a deep interest in the electronic music and she started experimenting new live techniques. From the very first project Metùo she aimed to create a multi-sensorial performance mixing sounds, images and scents. She never stopped looking intensely for the interaction with her public.
In the year 2010 with her audio visual project WE LOVE she concluded an exclusivity agreement with the label Bpitch Control performing in many clubs internationally. In 2013 she started her residency at TENAX club (Florence, ITALY). This experience gave her the chance to test a new style, creating always different live acts and having the opportunity of constantly improvising on stage. Giorgia Angiuli composed also soundtracks for movies, commercials and fashion shows collaborating with many well-recognized musicians. In 2014 she became a part of Kevin Saunderson’s legendary techno label KMS, from December of the same year Giorgia Angiuli is represented in Italy by La Terra Management, the agency founded by DJ Ralf. Giorgia Angiuli hosts currently a radio program Live is More in collaboration with the agency of the same name on the Italian sender Soundzrise (http://www.m2o.it/) presenting the most interesting live acts performing in the worldwide dance scene.
Stylistically Giorgia´s solo project moves between pop, techno and house. She uses her voice to create a dreamy dimension intensified by the use of unique toy instruments. During her set she combines keyboards, drum pad and theremin with the sounds of toy flute, sax, trumpets and many other toys. Mixing all these samples and loops she shapes a vibrating and energetic groove that sets the dance floor on fire. She currently lives in Florence.
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.
Audiojack are the Leeds based DJs, producers and label owners making big waves in recent years with original productions and remixes for labels such as 20:20 Vision, Leftroom, Get Physical, BPitch Control, OFF, Exploited, Diynamic and their own rapidly expanding Gruuv imprint.
Whilst it was their robotic techno sound that filled the dance floors in their early years, it is their current deeper and housier style which has reaffirmed their ability to produce groovy underground music across the genres whilst maintaining their own strong signature sound.
Exemplified by releases such as their ‘Get Serious’ EP for Ralph Lawson’s ever on-point 20:20 Vision Recordings, the respected pair have been charted and supported by DJs as diverse as Pete Tong, Erol Alkan, Seth Troxler, Sven Vath, Steve Bug, Sasha, DJ Hell, Maceo Plex and Laurent Garnier.
Now an integral part of the electronic music scene, Audiojack are equally captivating DJs. Their tightly woven, deep digging sets have seen them booked to play everywhere from Space (Ibiza) to fabric (London), Watergate (Berlin) to Zouk (Singapore), D-Edge (Sao Paulo) to Circo Loco (Sydney).
Audiojack apply a firm focus on quality over quantity with their productions and this same idealism is channelled through their label Gruuv, which has to date seen original music from the likes of Tiger Stripes, NTFO, Uner, Chris James and more with remixes from Catz n Dogz, Jimmy Edgar, Mendo, H.O.S.H. and Gorge to name but a few.
As we look to the future, appetite whetting highlights include vocal collaborations with Stee Downes and Nancy Wang (LCD Soundsystem), the long awaited release of their hugely supported Plastic Dreams remake, new original EPs on 2020Vision and Gruuv and their much anticipated live show, sure to be as individual and forward thinking as everything else this twosome set their mind to.
I grew up in the 9th district of Paris in Pigalle. There I got in touch early with the dazzling nightlife scene around my neighborhood. But let us start in the beginning…
In the 1996s I listened to a lot of Hip Hop. Especially the New York stuff like Wu-Tang Clan, A Tribe Called Quest and stuff like that as well as OutKast. In 1997 when I was just fifteen the Prodigy album „Fat of the Land“ with their hit „Smack My Bitch Up“ was released. I listened to it three years later…like to almost everything. There are many albums I discovered which came out just a little bit too early for me.
„Consumed“ Plastikman changed my mind. Since then I listened to every single piece of electronic music. Pole 1,2,3, Alexander Kowalski, Squarepusher, Josh Wink, Jeff Mills, Laurent Garnier and many more. There is a big mess of artist names on my Myspace site that influenced me. Still, I have kept the “Sense of Silence Concept” from Plastikman for many years in my deck.
I think my deepest influences come from the period of 1999 to 2004. Like Mr. Oizo’s “Analog Worms Attack” in 1999.
In the summer of 2001 I experience my first club scene shock. I started using programs like Propellerhead and Ableton 2 and the Korg er1 drum machine. This was the second big change in my mind. In 2002 I decided to go to Ibiza with some friends and I discovered the happy punch techno of Carl Cox and the worldwide hugest smoke machine. During the same time I started to listen to Drum’n Bass music. Mainly to Roni Size. I like Dum’n Bass because it mixes my taste of HipHop together with Techno. I still listen to it from time to time.
Finally in 2003 I decided to seriously produce music. I started off with two close friends of mine: Okain and Paul Ritch. In 2005/2006 I became a sound engineer and on the 30th June of 2006 we were at the legendary “dimuschi” party in Paris. Live with my friends Okain and Paul Ritch.
In May 2007 I moved to Berlin. Ich bin ein Berliner. From there on it was only a short time till the 18th of February 2008 when I became an official BPitch Control artist with signing my exclusive contract and releasing my first EP „Ride On“. Now I am on the road!!!