HOUSE & TECHNO
DJ/Producer - London, UK
A NICHE is an artist that manages to seamlessly amalgamate Western musicality with his North Indian heritage into one cohesive experience – be it as a music producer or a DJ. Supplemented by an array of influences ranging from World Music and Cinema, to 90s Electronica and beyond, his style is uniquely reflective of himself, channeling as much of his life in Dance music as his more quaint and/or soulful sensibilities.
Born and bred in Britain, his cultural upbringing was grounded as much in Hindi mainstream as it was UK pirate radio! However, it was his lifelong experience of synaesthesia that led him into the psychedelic side of Sound, and which continues to influence and inspire him in all forms of creativity.
Writing and producing music since early childhood, DJ-ing came in 2005 with his first residency in his native Essex, having never touched decks before. Like a bird in a breeze, his ascent was swift, and before long a handful of residencies across Leicester – coupled with an assortment of shows on student radio – soon had him playing internationally, taking his trademark 3-Deck-Set everywhere he went, and never shying away from long-form DJ-ing that could last anywhere from 4 to 10 hours a night!
But it was on the island of Ibiza, in 2018, that A niche caught his first real break. Landing a residency at Ibiza Rocks Bar, after meeting DJ/Producer Doorly on the second of his mentorship retreats – which then led to him cultivating his uniquely stylistic “Asiatic Dance Music” and “Himalayan Soul” sounds, before signing his first official release to Doorly’s Reptile Dysfunction label – A niche is one of the freshest talents in the industry right now… and with a stack of music just beyond the release horizon, has more to offer than anyone could imagine!
DJ/Producer - Tel Aviv, Israel
Indepth aka (Shahar Melamed) is an international Techno DJ/Producer from Israel. Indepth has a deep passion for Emotional Techno and combining raw techno beats with captivating melodies, and finding a musical home in labels like Funk'n Deep, Voltage and Layer909.
After being discovered by local media at the age of 20 and signed for a 1st album, Shahar held a 6 year residency at legendary LUNA venue, Spinning weekly sets & hosting some of the top names in the global scene. Indepth music has brought him around the globe – with performances in UK, Spain, France, Hungary, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, Brazil, as well as frequent bookings with local staples such as The Block, Oman17, Cat & Dog, Baraka, and Ultrasound. His Music is not far from the festival scene either and has played at Love festival, DOOF and T.A.Z...
Indepth's tunes have been recently played by artists such as Charlotte De Witte, Deborah De Luca, Danny Tenaglia, Umek, Chris Liebing, Drunken Kong, Spartaque and Skober. Recent Indepth releases have charted #4 and #6 on Beatport's Techno Releases Chart, as well as reaching #5 in Hard Techno.
2019 is shaping up to be another great year, with the relentless International touring as well as forthcoming releases on Funk'n Deep, Throne Room, Voltage, Minitech, Riot and Prospect recordings.
DJ/Producer - Midlands, UK
Infectious and ever evolving DJ sensation NAOMI was born in the City of Birmingham & now based in the midlands, UK. Naomi began her journey as a passionate clubber with a love for House music. Inspired by some of the greats in industry from Carl Cox, Chris Liebig, Rebekah, Jeff mills and Lisa Lashes who has been a strong female role model for Naomi with her unique style & presence behind the decks.
Graduating from Lisa Lashes School of Music Naomi was honoured to be asked to play Techno B2B with Lisa at Unity sound, which was a dream come true. Naomi is a powerhouse full of passion and skill, she guarantees a consistent delivery taking you on a captivating journey. Naomi commands the dancefloor from behind the decks & lights a fire within each clubber to embrace the atmosphere created by this artist. The DJ’s signature has developed over the years moving from different genres from House, Hard Dance, Tech Trance & German Hard Trance. Her style has now evolved into more underground techno that is rich with darker/harder industrial beats and rhythms in each set.
Naomi has played in various venues in Birmingham, London, Northampton, Leamington Spa & held events in the midlands. Naomi is a regular guest for Lisa Lashes Live Lockdown sessions & holds a residency for Shapes of Techno. Her mixes have also been heard on Techno Pulse Radio, TECHESCAPE on Mayhem Live & is a resident for DISTRICT Northampton’s Tech house & Techno event. She has also joined the team at Twist & Twisted Indulgent Records.
It is safe to say that Naomi is a DJ/Producer that is developing into a creative talent that is going to make some waves in industry!
DJ/Producer - West Yorkshire, UK
Alex Todd is an underground dance music DJ from Darlington, whose style is heavily influenced by genres such as House, Tech-House and Techno. He created his own underground brand and event called Sound Navigation in 2015. His passion for music has existed from an early age, although DJ'ing came a lot later in life when he learnt and developed his skills further in music production to then enable him to take up a residency at Sound Navigation and play at other events too.
Alex has played at clubs across the North of England, including; Seen, Darlington (Solar Knights), Space Nightclub, Leeds, (Chaos x Crossfader) Club Independent, Sunderland (Haze) and also the world famous MiNT Club, Leeds and Sankeys in Manchester for Sound Navigation and at the white isle of ibiza heading up boat parties with The Zoo Project..
He has supported DJs such as Marshall Jefferson, Yousef, Wade, Raffa FL, Latmun, Jey Kurmis, Truth Be Told, OC & Verde, Lauren Lo Sung, Andy Lee, Azz Johnston, and the Solar Knights.
DJ/Producer - Manchester, UK
Since receiving the first gig for High Tide in the summer of 2015 and various gigs in Southampton and London, he entered the Evermix DJ competition which was hosted in association with Krafted & Toolroom, in January 2016 it was announced that he had won. The odd gig here and there then turned to more regular bookings. Since then he has gone on to play Ministry of Sound, Egg and various venues across London. Switch & Junk in Southampton have also played a big part of his journey as well as venues in Brighton & Bournemouth. Alongside these he has gone on to play Soundclash Festival, We are FSTVL, Mutiny festival & Lost & Found. Whilst out in Ibiza last summer he managed to play Sankeys, Eden, ibiza Rocks hotel, Itaca & various venues across the island
The versatility he shows is one of his key attributes whether it's the type of crowd he plays in front of or whether it's being able to mix in a variety of genres within one set. He does it to create an atmosphere unique to himself. Although still young the eagerness for challenges does not stop and ability to read a crowd has warranted where he is today.
Dan Hayes has supported Skream, Kerri Chandler, Dusky, Darius Syrossian, Bicep, Truth be Told, Sam divine, Jackmaster and more......
THOR GUEST MIX
This mix features tracks that are dance floor ready, full of energy with slight elements of disco and vocal based tracks dotted throughout the mix which has become a staple in his sets that still have the essence and vibe of pumping tech house!!
Chedey Garcia - My Way [Moustache Label]
Kuo Climax - Change Me Now [Witty Tunes]
Sam Whitmore - Prisoner [White Label]
Ovidi Adlert - Look at That Funk [Underground Audio]
Tolstoi & Andsan - Settle [Great Stuff Records]
Jojo Angel & Rich Pinder - You Know (CDC Remix) [Kenja Records]
Alex Kenji - Feeke [Toolroom]
Freddie Frampton - Black Betty [Wired]
Flash 89 - Generate [White Label]
Flytrap - Mosquito [8 House Records]
Wax Worx - By Drum [Shanghaied]
Attack & Release - Definite Strangeness [Swerve Digital]
Jamie Roy & Jay De Lys - Please Let me Roll Up [Format Music]
Sante & Waff - Interferenz (Rework) [Avotre]
Ben Morris - Fire [Basement Sound]
Richey Profond & Jack Swaffer
DJ/Producers - UK
Jack Swaffer & Richey Profond are a duo based in the UK. With both sharing the same passion for House Music they joined forces and created the brand ‘Rich Got Jacked’. The idea behind the brand is to host their own parties and enable them to showcase the genre of music that both are so passionate about, something that is reflected in their consistent sets and impressive sounds spawning from the studio when the flaring imagination of the pair comes together.
With signed music to labels such as Madtech Records, Elrow Music, 303Lovers, Simma Black, Cr2, Twisted Fusion & more. Having artists like Mark Knight, Raffa FL, Wade, DJ S.K.T, Josh Butler, Flashmob, Low Steppa, Hannah Wants, De La Swing, Jacky, Rich Wakely all supporting there music it’s set to say these boys have a bright future ahead of them!!
DJ/Producer - London, UK
Hailing from London, DJ/Producer Terri-Anne has been making the proverbial “big waves" on the scene since her professional debut in 2016 after mastering the technical side of the art form over a period of time. A huge supporter of underground Tech and Bass music growing up, Terri-Anne takes these influences and combines them with her ever enhancing creative streak resulting in a unique groove that deliciously infects dance floors throughout the UK and beyond.
Terri-Anne’s acceleration through the ranks started with her membership of the "Darkest Before Dawn" label where she crafted her production skills, leading to her debut release “Cue The Sound” on upcoming imprint “Open House Records” . With her passion bubbling, and her profile growing by the day, Terri-Anne created her own “Session" movement which is currently in residency at the famous Hush in Ibiza. These two residencies in tandem have given her a serious platform to showcase her beats to the masses.
High profile gigs are now becoming the norm for this hugely talented artist both within the UK and Internationally. Terri-Anne is one of the most passionate and hard working performers around. Her work ethic fused with her endless talent has produced a perpetual motion that you just cannot help but be inspired by.
Over the next few years you will be hearing the name "Terri-Anne" a lot more … of that there is no doubt. Follow her journey and watch her rise!
DJ/Producer - Manchester, UK
Hailing from Manchester (UK), Transcode is dynamic and highly talented Producer/DJ. With a passion for music and a thirst for audio perfection, his productions are diverse and intelligent. Transcode’s sound leans towards energetic & deep, driven techno but he certainly doesn’t limit his horizons, with an unquestionably unique ability to design deep and elaborate tracks that ignore the generic rules and constraints of genres. Crossing over musical boundaries is a must, with well crafted sounds, atmospheric soundscapes, weighted beats and lush low end sonics in mind across all his compositions.
As a creative artist his work has been acknowledged and supported up by some of the most prestigious labels and artists in the business. Recent support has come from a wide range of tastemaker DJs, such as Eric Prydz, Maya Jane Coles, Joris Voorn, Alan Fitzpatrick, Carl Craig, ANNA, Fur Coat, Wehbba, Shall Ocin, Andre Crom, Adrian Hour, Groove Armada, Adriatique, Gardens Of God, Gorgon City & many more. His work has also been picked up by a host of Radio djs including Anna Lunoe, Eddie-Temple-Morris, Simon Wallace and B.Traits who featured "Simulation" on her BBC Radio 1 show.
With a top 20 hit in the Beatport Techno Top 100 and releases on revered labels such as Stil Vor Talent & MTA Records, Transcode keeps pushing high quality music into the world and has a promising and exciting future ahead of him.
Sciran - Manchester, UK
DJ and Producer Simon Titchmarsh aka Sciran began like most DJs some 16 years ago with a small collection of vinyl, locked away for hours in his parents basement practising on a pair of beloved belt drive turntables. Some would later call this a right of passage for any beginning DJ. “Electronic music has been in my blood since I first heard the Techno soundtrack from the video game Wipeout. When my school peers were listening to Offspring and Greenday, I was lost in a world of House and Trance compilation CDs from Ministry and Cream. I was fascinated by the soundscapes, the beats, the patterns, being taken on a musical journey.
I spent most of my youth working tirelessly to afford my monthly trips to HMV to buy the latest 12” releases. Saving up to buy my first set of turntables and a small PA took a long time, but eventually I migrated from playing the basement of my house to youth social club nights. It was hard work and gave me a solid foundation for my later years. The floors were bouncy, the records skipped, fights used to occur regularly, but I was concentrating so hard on the music that I didn’t care. The idea that I could affect a person's night, just by playing the right track at the right time was immensely fulfilling for me. I just knew I wanted to do this forever.”
With early influences from Sasha and Digweed, Sciran began his long affair with House music in the Manchester music scene, regularly appearing for various events, including the international Techno jaggaunant Awakenings Festival MCR. Recognised as rising artist in Manchester, Sciran has been invited as a resident DJ at the seminal underground minimal night Distinct, complimented with his regular residency with the lively techno event,Tekniq. He's also recently become a resident for North Wales based Arkitekt, which is already getting a reputation for it's ambitious headliner bookings.
“I feel really honoured to be asked by the Distinct guys to be a resident, I had been supporting them from the start so it's a huge compliment! Distinct is about that pure underground deep house / minimal experience, so I will get the chance to be a bit more experimental with the tracks I play, and give me the opportunity to grow not only as a resident but as an artist and producer. It’ll be the ideal testing ground for new productions and ideas.”
His foray into producing has developed a more mature approach to his musical output, allowing him to involve various styles and influences such as Minimal House, Deep Tech and Techno to compliment his DJing.
Throne Room Records
Throne Room Records - North East, UK
Throne Room Records is a contemporary record label forged early 2015 by Oliver Carloni, through the explosion of house and techno in the northern music scene of the UK. The Label prides itself in working alongside those of only the highest calibre and creativity and not only develop musical talent, but also progress potential artists into their own unique brand and identity.
Previous Release support from: Maya Jane Coles, Hot Since 82, Groove Armada, Sidney Charles, Luigi Madionna, Mat.Joe, Richy Ahmed, Huxley, Cristoph, Riva Starr, Mike Mago, Sam Divine, Return Of The Jaded, Third Son, Luvstuff, Sasse, Ian Carey, Mark Radford.
Press/Radio Support: Radio 1/1xtra, Rinse FM, Soundspace, Musicis4Lovers, Knights of The Turntable
DJ/ Producer - South Yorkshire, UK
Ryan discovered turntables at the age of 18 and has continued to spin his records to this day. Inspired by house music through his early years listening to Pete Tongs Essential mixes on Radio 1 and finding his feet on the dance floors of some of the biggest clubs in Europe.
Padley has been putting out some great original tracks and mixes and goes under the pseudonym of Kamero. His style of music has a more techno vibe with a touch of tribal beats that gives an uplifting yet deeper sound to his music. He has also worked with some creative Record labels that include;
ZsaZsa Records, Knee Deep In Sound, DTD, Love Not Money, Endless Records and Throne Room Records
DJ/Producer - London, UK
Warrick Cole is a London based Producer/DJ that has been working in clubs since an early age of 16. With a continuous hard working drive he has developed his own unique style in producing and playing Minimal Tech House and Techno.
His music has grown along with his experience of letting his creativity behind the decks flourish onto the dancefloors across London to working seasons over in Ibiza B2B with residents from DC10 to the infamous Super Club ‘Space’.
Warrick has a vision of creating music that can be described, as having an atmospheric feel that takes you to a euphoric place with a unique blend that weaves into deeper, richer sounds and beats. He launched his own record label Yearn Records, which is forward thinking, warm underground grooves, made for the enjoyment of clubs and after parties. Warrick desires quality sounds that keep you moving, impact your emotions, feelings to inspire artist's and party people alike.
DJ/Producer - West Midlands, UK
Ali Mallin is a producer whose sound has been described as unique & versatile. Over the past year he has churned out a large collection of house orientated tracks on labels such as San City High, Throne Room Records & Nu Wave Records.
He has also received plays on radios such as Radio 1xtra, Capital Xtra, Kiss FM & Rinse FM. Pioneer DJ Radio host and ex BBC Radio 1 presenter Kissy Sell Out describes Ali as ' a fresh up-and-comer you’d be a fool not to keep your eye on in the house and garage multiverse right now' when he appeared for a guest mix on his show last month.
DJ/Producer - North of England, UK
Crafty Maverick aka (Sam Cawood) is an artist that was always unknowingly destined for electronic music. Growing up with musical influences from his father who consistently smashed out progressive and psychedelic rock of Pink Floyd & the early Punk of 70s. Crafty found his own way into the world of music & amongst Samplers & Synths, the early influences certainly coloured his sound.
There have always been key factors in the advancement of 'modern' music attributable to defining him as an artist. Hailing from the North of England, Crafty Maverick has known the feel of the producer's chair for over a decade now. Taking the amicable approach of finely tuning his craft, he has enjoyed the process of learning & development before deciding to introduce his own 'Brand' of music to a larger audience covering some of the best dance venues in the North of the country.
Crafty has kept a subtle presence in all areas, required to become a successful & established artist. Taking the initiative to build a reputable platform for himself as well as hand-picked guests. His weekly podcast series frequently surpasses the 10k streams and has also seen the inside of the Top 40 iTunes chart. The last 10 years are finally coming to bloom with releases on the horizon & Koda Recordings, you can expect some great things in the coming future.
DJ/Producer - London, UK
FANE aka (Tony Allen) Originally from West London, but with spells living abroad in both Australia and Ibiza Tony brings his understanding of diversity, culture and inspired sounds from different pockets of the globe along with him to the party. Bearing dynamic yet enigmatic energy in his work, Tony has stayed omnipresent in his education of sub genres and historical influence upon the modern dance music scene that he has immersed himself in over the last half a decade.
With inspiration spanning the catalogs of artists from Luther Vandross all the way to Loco Dice, there are constant injections of soul, groove, bounce and roll dusted off with the occasional light sprinkling of stomp. With 2017 seeing gigs across the London circuit including Ministry of Sound, Egg London and Lightbox to name but a few; 2018 is looking to be another year of growth in the evolution of Fane, as an artist and performer.
He is also the owner and founder of the increasingly popular ‘One Foot In The Rave’, a House and Techno-centric social media brand/blog that covers all aspects of the industry. From new music, reviews, viral videos and relatable blogs posts... they’ve got your back!
DJ/Producers - South Yorkshire, UK
Dan and Matt met back in 2012 at a local music studio where they soon discovered they had identical musical tastes. They each have played countless events in the UK and abroad including Transitions Festival (London, UK), Back to Basics (Sheffield, UK) & Eden (Ibiza, ES) alongside some of the worlds leading dance music artists including Dave Spoon/Shadow Child, Secondcity, Noir, Huxley, Infinity Ink, Darius Syrossian to name a few! After experiencing each others work flow in the studio where they met, the pair decided to join forces and create the underground alias "Imprey".
Work soon commenced in the studio crafting their own unique sound of deep melodic dance music whilst finding the time to release a popular monthly podcast. They are definatley ones to keep an eye on in 2019!
DJ/Producer - London, UK
Just as his name suggests, Malu is a storyteller. His narrative comprises frequently of groovy basslines and eccentrically rhythm driven percussion, taking you on a saga of acoustic journeys fuelled by a love for the creative side of modern dance music. Not one to follow the pack, the Alter Ego front man frequently tests the limits of what we define as House & Techno and puts his stamp on every performance. Ever the rebelious non-conformist, Malu has evolved out of the hotbed of belt driven old school garage and funky house into the new age of pioneering freedom we call 'House' along with all of it's sub-genres. With a wealth of experience across London's biggest clubs and a devoted appreciation for the underground scene, Malu is evidently becoming the cream that rises to the top. With 2018 set to be a relentlessly productive year for him and his brand, he encourages dancefloor revellers and music lovers alike to join him on his journey of acoustic pilgrimage.
Alter Ego; a brand and party that oozes expression, freedom and creativity. A place where dance music lovers can escape the normal confines of modern day society. Our vision is one of sparse gimmickry with the soul focus placed on quality, entertainment and memorable experiences that differ every single time. Each show offers an acoustic feast of strictly underground House and Techno music breaking the conforms of Tech House and pushes the boundaries of the sound.
Born from an ethos of organic growth, perception challenging and to break the mould of a single dimension.. Alter Ego has gained some serious traction in a saturated London market. 2019 has already seen the fruits of our labour with our residents picking up bookings across the UK and internationally, along with an event calendar that is steadily filling up. This year, we will be bringing you even more great music with regular mixes on our newly established mixcloud channel, with features from family and friends of the Alter Ego community.
Alter Ego allows you to immerse yourself in an alternate reality. One where everybody is equal and allows you to explore your inner being. #WhatsYourAlterEgo
/DJ/Producer - Manchester, UK
Josh's specialism is in playing and producing dark industrial techno, originally starting mixing drum and bass, moving through electro & progressive house and finally arriving at techno. This experience of different styles has given Josh a diverse mixing style which combines the best part of these genres. Since first stepping on to the stage in January 2016 Josh has played alongside the likes of ANNA, Wehbba & Matt Sassari. He continuously works to raise the profile of the techno scene in his home town and runs his own Techno night Tekniq.
His own productions showcase this broad musical taste, and he focussed on the dark and melodic side of techno. His influences range from techno heavyweights Len Faki and Sam Paganini to producers with a more melodic style such as Stephan Bodzin.