2011 has been a defining year in Subb-an’s already hugely promising career with releases on Crosstown Rebels, Spectral Sound and 2020 Vision backed up by past hits on Jamie Jones’ Hot Creations. Hailing from Birmingham, UK one of the most exiting new British live acts of recent years at just 23 years old, Ashique ‘Subb-an’ Subhan has done much more in his career in dance music than many artists twice his age. In this mix he manages to keep it up tempo yet very deep and soulful, keep an eye out for this kid!
Heartthrob - Minus Records Mix for Bermuda Festival Berlin - 2011
Jesse Siminski, aka Heartthrob has become an integral part of the Minus label family and aesthetic. He steps up for the label here and lays down a set that showcases the latest Minus releases mixed with a few classics. Full track list is available here.
Igor Vicente (Hot Creations / Visionquest) - Pulse Radio Podcast - October 2011
Igor is from Mons, Belguim where he created his Wildfamily parties which were uplifted by the house and techno influences of the Hot Creations and Visionquest labels. His unique sound is somewhere between house and techno, amazingly balanced in this stand out DJ mix. A pleasure to listen to any time of the day, this mix builds with patience and contains some of the freshest style and track combinations we have heard this year: NDF - “Since We Last Met” into Deadbeat - “Sun People (Dub Divisionaire)” into Luciano - “Bomberos” into Tobias. - “Skippy” into Heiko Laux - “Moved (Villalobos Remix)” = top class DJing!
Rebel Rave (Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones & Damian Lazarus) Live @ Exit Festival, Serbia - 2011
Crosstown Rebels is an organization that loves quality alternative sounds, adores a great party and thrives on creative, young people armed with something new to say. 2011 has been a big year for Damian Lazarus’ label, with albums from Art Department, Deniz Kurtel and Maceo Plex. Lazarus, the ultimate team builder and ringmaster represents here with team members Jamie Jones and Seth Troxler what a Rebel Rave is all about: some of the most cutting edge dance music on the planet.
Danny Benedettini (Items & Things) - Get The Curse podcast 158
Raised in a small town by the sea in Italy, Danny Benedettini recently moved to Berlin - His recent debut gig for the Items & Things label party at Watergate was full of bravado, and just a few short days later, his new EP was confirmed with the German label. His style and DJ set brilliantly display the musical spectrum of the Items & Things label: cold funk, goth twisted techno and house.
“My latest mix made last Thursday (6/10/11) at my beloved Weekend Club in Berlin. Live mixed on 2 Turntables and 2 CDJs, no computer like always.” Tobi Neumann
Multitalent Tobi Neumann already made himself a name as producer of commercial jingles and movie soundtracks when he got infected with electronic music at the ‘95 Love Parade. Soon he’d become resident DJ at Munich’s Ultraschall II where he hosted the legendary Flokati House Club since 1998. Neumann now resides in Berlin where you can routinely find him plying crowds at Club der Visionaere, Watergate and Weekend with the type of broad-ranging, groove-based house selections this mix is packed with.
Steffi - LIve Boiler Room Berlin 002 Ostgut Ton Berlin Germany 28-09-2011
Embracing music, art and counter-culture, Dutch born DJ, producer and label owner Steffi has become an important figure in the realms of contemporary club music. As a resident of Berlin’s Panorama Bar she forged a growing a relationship with the club’s label, Ostgut Ton. Building up her production knowledge and collection of gear since her move to Berlin in 2007, she now has a fully fledged studio in which she has created a very respectable sound indeed.
This is a deep and driving mix representing the Ostgut Ton vibe.