Thugfucker (Life & Death)

Icelandic golden child in America and New York native just back from Europe, both Holmar and Greg have both dedicated themselves to the debaucherous worship of all good things that can happen in a dark crowded room with good lighting.

Bringing together a wide variety of influences from house to minimal and disco to techno, first and foremost these guys bring the party to the party. Releases on seminal labels Life and Death, Moodmusic, Music For Freaks, Brique Rouge, Global Underground and their own label, Thugfucker Recordings are proof that there’s more to them than just a couple of pretty faces.

“Elite Force unites the sometimes warring factions of electro house, techno, and breakbeat, like a peace keeper who values the spirit of cooperation and tolerance. He was forged in the fires of breakbeat, which has always had a habit of sucking in sounds that pass by. Elite’s sets are like a team performance, with tracks coming from all corners of the bass-driven sector, to create a vibrant hodgepodge of boundary-pushing dance music….“ [beatport 2009]

Justin Martin (Dirtybird)

Justin initially pricked the ears of the electronic music community in 2003 with his first record 'The Sad Piano' on Ben Watt's Buzzin' Fly label. Everyone in the electronic music food chain got involved, from the A list DJs like Derrick Carter and Pete Tong that were playing the track, to the international music press that were raving about it. It even translated to the German underground, with Poker Flat licensing it for Steve Bug's 'Bugnology' compilation. Like someone that goes bowling for the first time and gets five strikes and a turkey, Justin couldn't really have hoped for a better entrance.

Feeding off the energy of the San Francisco underground and mentored by fellow super producer Claude VonStroke, Justin was intrinsically involved with the development of dirtybird records, appearing on its first four releases. Justin was soon ready to take flight, releasing a string of solo EPs which flaunted a very unique sound and garnered still more respect among fellow DJS and heavyweight's of the scene.


As well as his formidable arsenal of original productions, Justin is now equally known for his collaborations with his brother Christian as The Martin Brothers, producing such hip-hop influenced hits as 'Duckface', 'Stoopit', 'Dum'. Justin has also made his mark remixing such bona fide classics as Radiohead's 'Nude', Marshall Jefferson's 'Mushrooms', and TG's 'Revox', firmly establishing himself as the man to make big tracks even bigger.

Demand for Justin's skills behind the decks has skyrocketed with his bookings schedule constantly crammed to capacity. With bookings confirmed everywhere from Piknic Electronik (Montreal), to Exit Festival (Belgrade) to Panorama Bar (Berlin), Justin's diary is reading like the dreams of a professional raver. Stateside he continues to be a regular fixture at the dirtybird events in San Francisco and beyond.

25 years after his first DJ gig, and 10 years since his first successful album, Jesse Houk aka The Scumfrog continues to do exactly what he feels like doing; recording his most personal album to date “In Case We’re All Still Here”. Going back to his roots of psychedelic and deep influences, mixed with a wink at sci-fi and a deep understanding of what makes a solid underground groove, Jesse teams up with Armada Music for a journey into Deep House and Tech House. Beside his widely acclaimed song with Sting “If I Ever Lose My Faith”, the album features collaborations with Static Revenger, Vince Elliott, Vassy, and Christian Burns, while other tracks on the album contain Jesse’s own signature vocals.

Not particularly inspired by the commercial side effects of the recent EDM explosion, The Scumfrog decided to retreat to the underground in 2011 with the release of “A Place Where We Belong” on his Facebook page; a project that spawned singles on prestigious labels like 1605, Floorplay, Inkfish, and Armada. He restricted his live shows strictly to venues that prioritize music and sound before bottle service and bachelorette parties, further reflecting his strong commitment to underground sounds, and to making a connection with people that share his love and vast knowledge of music.
Prior to his renewed alliance with the underground, The Scumfrog was mostly known for his award winning stripped-down remixes of artists like Missy Elliott, New Order, Kylie Minogue, and Annie Lennox, and his collaborations writing/producing techno oriented works with David Bowie and Cyndi Lauper. And now, with his Sting project "If I Ever Lose My Faith," The Scumfrog strongly displays his deep House roots, while still giving mass appeal to the main vocal mix.

As a DJ, The Scumfrog has toured the world many times over, and since 2009 he hosts a weekly radio show/podcast Glam Scum International, showcasing the side of Electronic Dance music that is not for everyone.

Christian Martin

(Dirtybird)

Tara Brooks ( Subtract Music, MUR Music )

In late 2007, when Tara Danielle Brooks put her first needle on a record, she had neither idea nor expectation that her passion for music would soon become her life-long career. She learned on vinyl using her natural ear for music. Through this route, she escaped into the sounds that helped her discover a new meaning to life. Experiencing magical nights at parties & festivals in Southern California, Tara discovered the power to be moved & touched by electronic dance music, causing pure enlightenment. She’s a self-taught deejay who found her destiny: To express creativity through music.

Tara's passion turned into an addiction, landing her gigs from all over So Cal, Vegas, Miami, New York, internationally, & more. She's opened/closed for many including Plastikman, Art Department, Thugfucker, Green Velvet, James Zabiela, Victor Calderone, Eric Prydz, Erick Morillo, Joseph Capriati, Alan Fitzpatrick, The Martinez Brothers, etc. She plays for Insomniac, The Bpm festival, Wmc Space Miami, Drais LV/LA, Marquee Day Club, & fills her year with Burning Man fundraisers, decompression's & a packed dj schedule on the playa. She describes Burning Man as "The he most magical, phenomenal, twisted experience of my life, & i've never felt an energy so beautiful before."

Her heart lies in techno, tech house, deep house, & older progressive, open minded & moved by a more underground sound & feeling. Influences include John Digweed, Art Department, Tennis, Victor Calderone, Lee Burridge, Joseph Capriati, Richie Hawtin, Pig & Dan, Los Suruba, Guy Gerber, Gaiser, Tube & Berger, Hernan Cattaneo, Audiofly & others like minded. Known for powerful drops, driving rolling baselines, beautiful emotional melodies, & deep & techno with a dark groove while still uplifting, she focuses on sounds that have the ability to touch the soul.

Dedicated & addicted to production, she hopes to move you with her sounds, taking you on a special journey, touching u so deeply.

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