Founder of the brilliant British label Hessle Audio, Ben UFO sees music as a long tale of friendship – that’s why he loves sharing the decks with other electro big guns. This time round sees him team up with Call Super, another uber-talented British DJ, for what will sure to be an eclectic set.
Abstraxion is the proof that when it comes to making electronic music, France is just as good as the rest of the world. Producer, DJ and head of his own label, Biologic Records, Harold Boué – the man behind the moniker – has a finger in every pie. Bordering on pure techno and electronica, he sure hits the spot.
Practically unheard of until a few years ago, Palms Trax has become the leading figure for a house music sound fully charged with multiple musical references, taking it back to its made-in-Chicago roots. With his analog synths in tow, the music producer has seduced his peers with his famously unforgettable and exhilarating live sets.
Sapphire Slow, aka Kinuko Hiramatsu, comes from a Tokyo scene that combines post-dubstep sounds with the intimacy of bedroom pop and the evanescence of ambient music. Her first album, Allegoria came out in 2013 on Not Not Fun, and this year saw The Role of Purity appear, a minimalist EP full of captivating, never-ending, diverse sounds.
Following a string of injuries, footballer Darren J. Cunningham hung up his boots and consoled himself by buying a pair of decks. After living on a Detroit diet (in particularly Carl Craig, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson), he bought some synths and launched into production, naming himself Actress. Since 2008, he’s released five albums of captivating, cold techno that’s metallic and disturbing.
Cologne Tape sound just like their name suggests, from Krautrock to motoric. The band, however, is a super-group made up of the co-founders of the music label Magazine (Barnt, Crato et Jens-Uwe Beyer), Ada, Axel Wilner (aka The Field) and John Stanier (Battles), and their Deutsch-inspired psychedelic electro-rock guarantees for a hypnotic trip.
Signed to the label InFiné, French-Tunisian music producer Deena Abdelwahed is said to be “in search of futuristic Arabic club music.” Her first mini-album Klabb, got everyone talking about what she’s most passionate about: low frequency instrumental music with influences drawn on traditional Arabic music.
Not only is Jacques Greene an awesome producer (Rustie, Machinedrum, Hudson Mokawke…), but he’s also an endearing, multi-talented DJ who goes from club to club, dropping heavy, niche mixes for his flock of followers. He’s definitely no rookie – the Canadian is the cutting edge in bass music. No one gets every single body on the dance floor going like him.
Hailing from Rennes, DJ Théo Muller co-founded Midi-Deux in 2010 with Florian Gaudu. The hyper-productive, Paris/Rennes-based collaboration specialising in electronic music production then went on to become a label in 2015. Part dub-house, part dub-techno, Muller is a collector of rare gems, playing them one after another non-stop, making the crowds go wild.