You might have come across his name more often in the last couple of months. and if not, you damn sure heard the music he has been responsible for, during your weekends out. Maximiljan has given his touch to numerous of different productions and thereby became an established name when it comes to creating music. Moreover his feel for the right sound and the zeal for innovation not only mirror in his productions, but particularly in his sets, which he plays with total commitment and a subtle sense for the audience. Releases on substantial Labels like Mobilee, Noir Music or Liebe*Detail got him support by some of the biggest names in House and Techno and collaborating regularly with his friend and partner Tapesh effectively introduced him to a bigger audience. Calling him a real music enthusiast is no exaggeration, as his style seems to be adaptable in so many ways. Whether it’s Old School, New School, House or Techno, he never ceases to thrill the listener with the music he plays. Maximiljan has been on the move for several years by now and played venues in London, Barcelona, Zürich, Warsaw or Lisbon, just as a range of clubs all over Germany and the Netherlands. Born and raised in Neuss (near Düsseldorf, Germany), he recently relocated to Amsterdam for a change of scenery and is now ready to take on what’s ahead of him.
It was early 2011 that ripples of hype started to reverberate around an unknown artist by the name of Reelow. He is originally from Szombathely in Hungary but currently based in London. His international fame came with the release of American Naughtly on Soulman Music and this determined Reelow’s life path to be a cutting edge DJ and Producer. As a producer he has developed a unique production recipe which focuses on the creation of shaky dance floor hits. Reelow is a master of the bass lines and a specialist of the groovy and catchy melodies. Lots of amazing tracks followed on from the Soulman’s release. Reelow’s first complete EP “Twisted” (released on Expectancy Records) gained big respect from fellow artists like Marco Carola, Maceo Plex or Leon. His next big hits were „Nice“ (out on Hustler Muzik) and „Foolhouse“ (Sanity Rec)- Nice has been played by none other than Marco Carola in front of 4000 people at Chromie Aside from his own productions, Reelow has been busy remixing as well, with his remix of Gianluca Caldarelli’s Soho Music (Sanity Rec.) also being played by Marco Carola. In 2011, he started his own Radio Show on Justmusic.fm called Reecords, which was every Friday at 8pm. Within the scope of the show, Reelow presented his musical ideas and preferences, along with likeminded DJs, who share the same passion for underground 4/4 based music. So far, the show was an instant success and is considered as one of the best shows on radio. Reelow has played in famous clubs Ministry of Sound, Pacha Ibiza, Privilege and The Garage in Liverpool just to mention a few.
Chris Lustig, born (1981) and grown up in Berlin, Germany, is a musician, singer and DJ. Since his early childhood, music has been an important element in his life as he began making music together with his father, a passionate music teacher. Starting then, he has been inspired by various kinds of music. In 1992, he started to explore his passion for music as the lead singer in several bands. At first it was only in school and cover bands. Then he took a walk on the wild side by playing guitar in a German punk rock band, performing in big German cities like Hamburg and Berlin. After many years that were filled with broad experiences within the music business, he found his way to electronic music in 2007. The possibility to create profound excitement by constructing and combining selected minimal sounds made him fall in love with house, dub, techno and minimal music. Ever since, he developed his skills and became a respectable DJ. It started in 2009 when he worked the turntables in his hometown Berlin. Numerous well-known clubs hosted him: in R19, VCF, Chalet, Süß war gestern, just to name a few. He gained experience in playing long hour, complex and various sets, that always managed to catch the listeners by surprise. In 2014, he was invited to play at one of Germany’s former most popular clubs for electronic music, Schmitz Katze in Freiburg. Today he is known for mainly playing minimal, dub, deep house as well as a mix of techno and acid techno music. His sets let you enter a world of heart- and soul-guided electronic music. Despite DJing in clubs, he also loves to play at big summer festivals or other special events all over germany. Chris teamed up with with his buddy Pawlo Tojeda in 2013 and made a dream come true: they founded their own music label called FreundSein Recordings. Since then, he focusses on the label and its releases as well as producing music.
Pawlo Tojeda, born (1982) in Poland, grew up in Germany and the Netherlands. He discovered his passion for electronic dance music already at a young age. Listening wasn’t enough for him – he wanted to perform and produce! His career as a DJ started when he was 17 years old. Soon he developed his own unique style, earned a lot of experience and created a big network consisting of many talented people in this industry. He started to perform as a solo artist in Berlin, the west of Germany as well as in Roermond, Netherlands, and established quite a reputation in the scene of electronic music right away. Together with other DJs like Format B, Maximilijan, Jonas Saalbach, Arado, Vito, 2InSicht, Wolke Cloud, Chris Lustig, Rochus Grolle and many others, he performed on various occasions and in numerous clubs and festivals like Chalet (Berlin), Treibgut (Düsseldorf), Splash Festival (Netherlands), Farbgefühle Festival (Neuss), Loft (Neuss), Stillvoll (Neuss), Yolo (Mönchengladbach), Foyer (Düsseldorf), Rheingold (Düsseldorf) and DUX (Netherlands). He doesn’t like to categorize his sound but rather describes it as a mix of techno, tech house, deep and minimal. He released his music on labels like Tzinah Records, Tip Tap Records, Tempura Records, Menomale Records, and Something Different Again. Since 2013 Pawlo teams up with Chris Lustig as they founded their own music label FreundSein Recordings. In October 2014, he released a record on vinyl together with Maximilijan (Moon Harbour, Mobilee), Adrianho (Cyclic, Tzinah), Chazzy Chaz (Cyclic, Tzinah) and his label partner Chris Lustig.
It marks eight years since Adrianho made the first steps in the wonderful realm of electronic music. Vibrations various of the events that he attended (beginning as a simple fan / listener / clubber) led him to want to do even more. SO he begins to play in various events and clubs in the country (Electronic Music Festival, Brasov, 2007; House Parade Timisoara, 2007, Bistrita, Cluj, Bucharest, Timisoara, Suceava, Botosani and not least in Oradea). In 2010, Adrianho breaks the ice in the beginning of 2010 when he releases his first ep at the hungarian label Made INN, capturing the attention of well-known dj and label owner Polarize-manager of ALL INN. After this debut he releases music on labels like : Cyclic, Demo Records ,Draft, Tzinah Records, Azari, Crossworld , My First Love, Recovery Tech and others . 2012 is his year so far being in a continuos rising and having his first vinyl releases at labels like Render Obedience, Demo Records and Brouqade . Adrianho’s productions has the support of many international artists like Richie Hawtin, Marco Carola, Tini, Nima Gorj, Hector, Ernesto Ferreyra, Mihai Popoviciu, Livio & Roby, Pagal, Polarize, Zotist, Simina Grigoriu and many others.
Şakamaka is a DJ and Producer based in Amsterdam. He sees his musical roots in the underground Hip Hop early 90. Impressed by the different (electronic) music styles, which came along on his journeys in night life, the first UK Garage records of his co-inhabitant at that time got him to get interested in djing. The fascination and variety which House music gave him led to a style change. Later he focused more on the deep, dubby but at the same time pushing beats. He also brought the technoid side of House music into his sets without leaving his musical origin.
Tom Langusi, Dj Artist & Producer, was born in the weird 80’s in Germany. He discovered the music for himself during young years and realised fast – music would become more important and will play a big role in his life. Stamped by the most different music Genres, Tom drifted into the world of electronic music and discovered his passion for it. He realzied quick – only listening to the music did not fulfill him. After several years as a Dj and many gigs in the region, he played beside biger acts like Carlo Lio , Audiofly , 2000and One & Matthias Tanzmann. But what’s more grateful than to divide his favorite malice with the crowd – to play his own produced music on the dance floor! After one year of hard work he learned to move his own style as a producer in the scene. And pretty soon his first releases with labels like Draft Ltd , Tip Tap , FreundSein (Vinyl Only) and many more are standing in queue. It is pretty sure, his masterpiece is just in the beginning…
E.T.H Italy. Riccardo Pazzaglia and Francesco Giordano. 2 guys who love music, there are dj / producers and work on multiple genres. Ever since they were little he always liked music, over the years, around the age of 13-14 years are routed to a genre …. Deep House. Over the years, getting to know other types of music that will compete with a number of projects, such as Dub Techno where they are now venturing !!!
Alessio Viggiano born in Caserta a city near Naples, strongly influenced by House and Techno music, promising young comes from underground and in constant evolution and musical research. Started DJing quite early, at the age of 14, when he bough his first turntables and vinyls. He started the carreer as producer in 2014 relasing on big labels in a short time.
Looking back in the days, there wasn’t any doubt that music will take special place in Dimitri’s life. Growing up in the Balkans, in the post communist era, the crucial first step came in 2004 when he bought his first professional equipment. Creating buzz on the dancefloor was familiar to him since that moment. After a few years of giging mainly on private parties and after-hour gatherings, he decided that it’s time to give a shot at the bigger scene. For a couple of years his popularity started growing fast, resulting in him being recognized as one of the front runners of the new wave of electronic music artists in Bulgaria. Around 2008 Dimitri Monev opened up a new chapter, influenced by the deep dark beats of old school hip-hop he started to sharing his private thoughts and feelings with music of his own. Aiming at the dancefloors, his third EP (Casper) got released by the Berlin based label Waldliebe Familien and got support from the likes of Richie Hawtin, Fabrizio Maurizi, Steve Lawler and more. He continued the trend of his productions as being noticed again by trend setting DJs such as Marco Carola, Luciano, Shlomi Aber, Gel Abril, Scuba and more. His own production and remixes were released on music outlets as Metroline Limited, Volupso, Elarum, Wavetech Limited, Malicious Smile, Heisenberg, Serkal, Pins & Needles, Baile Musik, Kosmophono, Act Natural Records, Draft, Natural Beat Records, Monday Morning Records, Antura Records, HOPELESS, Natural Rhythm, Waldliebe Familien, Quanticman Records, Innocent Music, Southpark Records, Konzentrisch Music and etc. He wants is to give his auditory the opportunity to listen high quality electronic music to make them feel and understand it in different way. In that point 2011 partnership was born to continue the story with the establishment of our imprint called – Alboratory. A label described with the same words with which you can describe and find in Dimitri’s own sets “from deep tech house to groovy dub techno, always on the run”. Nowadays Alboratory had become an important part of the underground culture as is in cooperation with only well-selected various artists around the world. The neverending process of evolution in Dimitri’s world continued in the fall of 2013 with the founding of his latest brainchild — THE NXT GEN, an event agency and vinyl label aiming to promote upcoming stars to the worldwide scene with nights involving artists such as East End Dubs, Fernando Costantini, Chad Andrew, Randall M, Archie Hamilton, Arapu, Manuel de Lorenzi, Seb Zito, Rossko, Julie Marghilano, Dan Farserelli, David Gtronic, Giovanni Verrina & Germano Ventura, Cristi Cons, Lorenzo Chiabotti, Alisonn, Gorbani and more, the story continue…
APRAPTA - An Emphasis on the Art and Craft of Music Making - APRAPTA is a project that has developed itself throughout the years until it was perfected. Its sophisticated and deep sound reflects the artist´s coming of age as well as a restart into acoustic perfection. The sound of APRAPTA describes a mental retreat - a creative universe that invariably reinvents itself without following fads or fashion yet it is conceptually on point. APRAPTA´s language does not try to please, it is brave, unique and profound. APRAPTA - an interdisciplinary project that similarly unites art and music to bring visual and acoustic aesthetics to a climax