Thomas Brinkmann (born 1959) is a highly regarded German producer of experimental minimal techno music. Although experimenting with records since the early eighties, he gained wide reputation with his re-workings of material by fellow artists Mike Ink and Richie Hawtin released in the second half of the 90s. These productions were made by playing physically modified vinyl records on highly customized turntables with an additional tone arm.
Coming from a background rich in music and culture, it is no wonder that Frankie Feliciano has become one of the house music community’s most respected denizens. Frankie was raised in home filled with music, his grandfather was a musician in Puerto Rico and his father regularly plays and sings in bands in New York. As an adolescent in the early 80’s, Frankie was exposed to and enthralled by the vibrant hip-hop culture that was exploding all over New York City, and he soon convinced his parents to buy him some DJ gear.
Sly Hats is the solo outing for Geoff O'Connor: the songwriter and singer for Melbourne pop quartet the Crayon Fields. With the album Liquorice Night, O'Connor guides his collection of curious songs through a diverse musical landscape of sparse calypso balladry, woody lounge percussion and densely layered baroque pop.
Lee Burridge is an internationally known house and breakbeat DJ. He is from the UK but lived and worked in Hong Kong and occasionally Thailand during the 1990s. Returning to London, he gained fame and popularity. In 2001, he released the DJ mix Nubreed 005 for the Global Underground Nubreed series. In 2001 he also released the Tyrant 1&2 compilations with Craig Richards on Fabric records, London. In 2003, he released the second mix for the Global Underground series 24:7, and in 2005 he joined with Sander Kleinenberg to release This is Everybody! On Tour.
Detroit’s Ryan Elliott has gained international notoriety by programming sets that are as well crafted and sophisticated as they are danceable. From ice cold minimal techno to summery house beats, Elliott has played everything from Fabric to the Guggenheim with equal success. As a DJ, Ryan is adept in the late night hours, finding the balance between heavy floor tracks and elegant crowdpleasers. Utilizing three decks, multiple audio sources, and outboard effects are par for the course...
DJ/producer Phil Weeks is a house music purist. His mixing is old school Chicago with a nu-school French flare going from the deepest house to the techiest. His production sounds like it could have been released in the 90