Joey Negro is the pseudonym of British DJ and house music producer Dave Lee, born on the Isle of Wight. Lee began producing in 1988, after founding his first label, the now extinct Republic Records. After creating a string of acid house tracks as part of the M-D-Emm production team, Lee became one of the first to incorporate disco samples starting with "Together Forever", a cover of a track by disco band Exodus, produced under the name Raven Maize, with some assistance from Blaze. In 1990, he released the first track under the name Joey Negro, which catapulted Lee to underground stardom.
A Brooklyn native, Tony Humphries is one of the most important names in the evolution of House and Garage music. He landed his first professional DJ gig at Manhattan's upper-class Club El Morocco at the tail end of the Disco explosion in 1975. Disco and Dance music fell off the Mainstream radar soon after, but Humphries remained. In 1981 he got his first big break when legendary producer Shep Pettibone requested a Mix Tape from Tony to fill in for a no show on KISS FM NY. The mix he submitted proved a success an he was given his own permanant mix show at the station shortly after.
Kettel is Reimer Eising (born 1982), a self-described "elixir-brewing, camping-loving and musicmaking sorcerer-to-be." He is well-known for his playful, spontaneous melodies and organic folk sounds similar to Aphex Twin, Jega, and Plaid. Kettel has frequently performed live in his home country of the Netherlands, including at the Virus festival in Eindhoven, the Dutch Electronic Arts Festival in Rotterdam, and at Eurosonic and Noorderzon in his home town of Groningen. He has also collaborated on several projects of various remixes and compilations on his many record labels.
Hailing from Adelaide, Australia Sonny Fodera's story is starting to gain momentum; having started producing music at a young age he has established himself as one of Australia’s premier deep jackin house dj's and producers, artist/remixer. As a dj, his signature sound showcases smooth technical wizardry combined with a music selection geared to satisfy even the most discerning house music listeners.
As one-half of Sfere Recordings along with house legend Kerri Chandler, Dennis Ferrer’s name has rapidly built momentum over the past five years amongst house music aficionados. Ferrer's soulful and afro-house influenced productions have appeared on leading house music labels stateside and in Europe. With a discography of original productions that extend from respected labels such as Sfere, Ibadan, Large, and King Street to Basic Recordings, Madhouse and Chillifunk, Ferrer is poised at the very top of the game.
Jeremy Sylvester is a highly influential and prolific uk garage and house producer. As well as his famed solo work, he claims a huge backlist of remixes and has been a regular collaborator with many established dance producers. He also previously dabbled in jungle/drum and bass production in the early 1990s before his more permanent venture into mid-tempo dance music. Jeremy is known almost as well for the number of aliases he uses as he is for the quality of his output. In alphabetical order, the following is a list of known pseudonyms he has assumed to release tracks:
Grant Nelson (born April 27, 1971, in England) is a DJ, producer and remix artist. Grant is heralded as one of the godfathers of UK Garage due to his numerous club hits on his Nice 'n' Ripe record label in the early 90's. It was his sound along with a few others that gave birth to the then known as 'Sunday Scene' which went on to become UK garage. He also produced under the name Wishdokta from 1990-1993 when he was making Hardcore / Drum 'n' Bass for the legendary London label Kickin Records.