Aril Brikha (born in 1976 in Tehran, Iran) is a producer currently residing in Stockholm, Sweden, who initially discovered electronic music by listening to the likes of Depeche Mode, Front 242 and Jean Michel Jarre before discovering the more futuristic sounds of artists like Detroit's Robert Hood and Underground Resistance. After not receiving any response in his native country he sent a demo to some of his favourite record labels stateside.
Hot City melds together his love of UK and US dance music, taking cues from UKG/2Step and early rave, splicing it with the raw energy of early chicago, detroit and new york house music; aiming straight at the dancefloor, his heavily swung rhythms, shuffling snares, and tight edits roll with deep bass punch and classic synth stabs, at once evoking memories of bygone eras, yet absorbing contemporary production and memes to create some wholly modern steppa's!
Dj, Producer and artist Matthias Meyer hails from the quiet town of Lueneberg, Germany (near Hamburg). As a young, excited music lover, the hi-tech sounds of Detroit and Chicago spoke to Matthias, and encouraged him to seek the excitement and hustle of nearby Hamburg's diverse club scene. From here he let music take control, actively promoting this newfound scene in his local towns with the sFunkt DJ collective, organising parties that would bring the electronic message to an otherwise dance-less area.
Born in 1985, Maxime Dangles discovered the night world at a young age. He found himself enjoying electronic music at 15 years old. He got hooked; the music became his passion.
Born in the information generation, he understood the preponderant place that a PC can have in complementing DJing. In search of his sound, he produced many remixes for discotheques in his region.
In 2004, aged 19 years old, he maintained his first residency, at Valentinoise.
He caught a glimpse of the relationship that could exist between the public and himself; the musical gap in graduating accentuation.
Musician and composer Jimi Tenor has never settled for the traditional role of a pop artist. He is known as a productive musician whose work lies beyond current trends, and also as a performer who combines the finest elements of afro-american music, spontaneous silliness and shameless glamour in an original way. Besides being a professional musician for almost 20 years, Jimi Tenor (born Lassi Lehto, 1965, Lahti, Finland) has also practised photography, directed short films and designed clothes and musical instruments.
As a member of Kompakt since the early 90s, Reinhard Voigt has been a key player in the development and subsequent success of this legendary Cologne-based record label. Taking early notes from his infamous older brother Wolfgang Voigt (aka Mike Ink), Reinhard has refined and re-tooled his sound in a direction that has become unmistakeably his own in it's dirty, subversive (yet charming) minimal techno pop.
Wolfgang Voigt is an electronic music artist from Cologne, Germany, known for his output under various aliases on a plethora of record labels, including Warp, Harvest, raster-noton and Force Inc. Although widely known as a tireless producer, he is best known for co-founding the influential German microhouse label Kompakt alongside Michael Mayer and Jürgen Paape.
Aliases include: All, Auftreib, Brom, C.K.
Pig & Dan are made up on producers Dan Duncan & Igor Tchkotoua (Pig). They met a number of years ago and from there have developed an extremly solid and fruitful partnership. After a few months of producing together they signed a deal with Dutch label, Sadie Records, they began to enter into the market and gain success. This gave the duo a boost and they started to produce two/three tunes a week. They then decided that it would be a good idea to build their own record company 'Submission' and work together with Sadie to create a bigger market.