Four Tet, Ben UFO

"Spawned from the urge to do something apart from his post-rock band Fridge, Kieran Hebden's Four Tet project balances organic and programmed sounds. Hebden formed Fridge with Sam Jeffers and Adam Ilhan while still in high school. When Fridge went on temporary hiatus for Jeffers and Ilhan to attend college, Hebden spent time playing with ideas gained from hip-hop and electronica that he hadn't had time for while concentrating on the band. Eager to experiment, Hebden bought a computer and began collecting drum and sound samples. Though his tracks sounded contrary, Hebden produced them all in his flat using only his computer to loop, slice, and paste downloaded samples and rhythms. His first full-length was 1999's Dialogue, which was noticed by experimental dub pioneer Pole (Stefan Betke). The two eventually collaborated on a 12", Four Tet vs. Pole, which included an original song by each and a remix of the track done by the other artist. Around the same time, Fridge were signed to the label Go! Beat, owned by Polydor. Hebden retained Four Tet as a side project, however, and released subsequent records Pause (2001) and Rounds (2003) through Domino. The No More Mosquitoes EP and the "My Angel Rocks Back and Forth" single preceded the 2005 release of Everything Ecstatic. In 2006, Hebden put together two compilations of some of his favorite tracks, LateNightTales and DJ-Kicks, as well as Everything Ecstatic Films & Part 2. The two-disc Remixes was also compiled and released that year, as were two volumes of his Exchange Session project with jazz drummer Steve Reid. These two volumes found Hebden working under his proper name for a change. This trend continued when their third collaboration, Tongues, arrived in 2007. The four-track Ringer, issued the following year, was the first Four Tet release in over four years, and it was trailed by the critically adored full-length There Is Love in You in early 2010." - Diana Potts, AllMusicGuide

British DJ. Founded Hessle Audio with Pearson Sound and Pangaea (4) in 2007.

Anthony Naples

New York City based producer and DJ. co-operates the record label Incienso and Proibito.

UMFANG was born in the Bronx, grew up in Kansas and is currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Her first introduction to party music was the underground rave scene in Kansas City. She is a resident DJ at Bossa Nova Civic Club and runs the monthly party Technofeminism, which has been met with acclaim and much support. She's played alongside Kim Ann Foxman, opened Zara Wladawsky & Aurora Halal's festival Sustain Release in its inaugural year, played at NYC's high-profile venues Panther Room, Le Bain, and MoMA PS1, and is a founder of the NYC-based collective DISCWOMAN supporting female DJs. UMFANG is one of the leading women in the rapidly growing New York City techno scene and her debut releases came out on videogamemusic and 1080p in 2015.



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