U.K.-based producer Phil Klein releases Miami bass-inflected new school electro under his Bass Junkie aegis. Appearing most recently on the Breakin' Records label and on his own Parallax imprint, Klein's Bass Junkie material draws liberally from classics of electro-funk and bass music -- from Freestyle's "It's Automatic" and Unknown DJ's "808 Beats" to Maggotron's "Planet of Bass" -- combining truckloads of samples with crisp, uptempo rhythms and, naturally, the deepest of bone-rattling bass. Although his discography includes a number of tracks released as Battle Systems, I.
DJ Stingray (Sherard Ingram) has consistently avoided the mainstream to create a musical world of his own for over two decades. Ingram was joined by Carl Craig, Anthony Shakir and Kenny Dixon jr. for Urban Tribe. He toured as Drexciya's official assault DJ and his productions remain true to their Drexciyan descent through remorseless innovation in electro aesthetics. In his sets, Stingray combines fast paced UK and European electro with the classic Detroit sound to an energetic and soulful mix. He is continuously working the records, cutting and fazing like only few do.
Thursday night, half past 2 in the morning at the Weekend Club, Berlin’s current number one “Hot Spot”. A wild mixture of Chicago and Detroit tunes, almost forgotten dance anthems and upfront house stuff gets the crowd cookin’. Suddenly, Jack Migger jumps on stage and his Hip House Live Action puts the night on a whole new level. Unexpected things happen: hands in the air, groupies screaming and men shaking their rumps wildly! Sweat is running everywhere, even over the laptops of the boys of “Goldener Westen“ who are responsible for the crazy visuals.
Paul Blackford grew up in the early nineties at the peak of the Rave/Acid House era. His first EP entitled '1991' was released in February 2003 on Breakin' Records and became and instant UK Bass anthem. Paul has released further material on Breakin’, Baselogic, WIDE, Audio Aubergine, Digital Distortions and also library music for television on BMG Zomba. Heavily inspired by early Rave and Detroit Electro, his first release on Breakin' Records in 2003 was described as a pioneering UK take on the Detroit Techno Bass sound.
Cosmic Force is a long time player in the worldwide Electro scene. Not an artist who transformed from one sound to another, he's one of Electro's originals ! Like so many kids of the 80's, Cosmic Force was influenced by the emergent street culture of New York, especially the Electrofunk movement of Hip Hop. Cosmic Force expanded his musical tastes with the more experimental music of Pierre Henri, Oscar Sala and Kraftwerk.
MARCO BERNARDI Background A charismatic figure for whom music runs in the family and has always been in the blood, Marco Bernardi began his musical odyssey aged 15 when he toured the Glasgow pub and club circuit playing keyboards in cover bands. However, when a classmate introduced him to the futuristic funk of techno and electro, Marco realised that he had found the sound he had been searching for.
The project WIPPENBERG started in 1995 as a simple side-project, with its first release NEURODANCER on the German underground label Hyper Hype Records. OLAF DIECKMANN - a German producer and dj, who made his first steps as a teenager in the early eighties in the EBM scene - created a big and worldwide club-tune with the hymn NEURODANCER, which was f.e. licensed in UK to the genius techno label Prolekult.