Cyril Hahn/ Obey City/ Baile/ Total Fitness and Night People NYC in the Panther Room

The best music is made by those who expose our very guilty pleasures with undeniable, stimulating creations. This can be said of the mere samples we have received this year from rising producer CYRIL HAHN.

The Bern, Switzerland native experimented early on with music production during high school and abandoned it after leaving his hometown to pursue post-secondary in Vancouver, Canada. After a 3 year hiatus from music, feeling a need to return to his former love, he sat down and did what is considered by some to be taboo: stripped down two iconic R&B songs and gave them his unique atmospheric twist: Mariah Carey's "TOUCH MY BODY" and Destiny's Child "SAY MY NAME."

Cyrils' remixes instantly hit a nerve with internet fans & other artists after uploading to his Soundcloud, especially the Destiny's Child anthem. This summer, SAY MY NAME hit #1 on HYPEM in under 2 weeks, selected as the final track by Diplo for his BBC Radio 1 mix show, and posted as a favourite on the fan page of global trendsetting group the xx. This fall Annie Mac also fell in love with the song, playing it on her radio show, at many of her shows, and mentioning it in her interviews as one of her addictive tracks of the year. SAY MY NAME now has over half a million plays on Soundcloud, countless tribute videos with over 2 million YouTube views, and considered by many to be a favourite of 2012.

Toward the end of the year, Cyril released additional remixes that have become crowd favourites: a hauntingly melodious remix of UK Electropop duo Alpines single CHANCES, the atmospheric remix of Solange's LOSING YOU, an up-tempo, high-energy remix for US sister trio HAIM's DON'T SAVE ME, the addictive, sultry, remix of Jessie Ware's SWEET TALK, and the larger than life remix of the young songstress Gabrielle Aplin's PLEASE DON'T SAY YOU LOVE ME.
Let Cyril continue to feed your guilty pleasures with memorable shows & music for years to come.

Sam Obey aka Obey City (pronounced "oh-bee city") has a weird energy. This soft-spoken 26 year old New York native is at once a producer, deejay, label boss, tastemaker and champion of the new-New York underground. He effortless handles each role with zen-like serenity—in a lost tradition of American culture, one may have said 'suave'.

What started as casual experimentation and beat making for rappers and friends has evolved over the last 10 years into an unrelenting solo passion, resulting in a steady stream of sould-renched bedroom music that avoids trends in favor of the enduring. This is the direct product of Quincy Jones, of Tomita, of Stevie Wonder, of Mahavishnu Orchestra & undoubtably Todd Terry & Mobb Deep. It's through this new culture of producers attempting to recontexualize late 20th century soul with modern bootlegged DAWS that we can understand a subtle vein of pure melodic optimism.

Obey is humble when it comes to just about everything, but his penchant for the sounds of soul, funk and smooth jams has instilled a vibe that has grown up alongside a rapid evolving urban musical landscape. The result is glossy, shifting dance music that seeks the weird, the unrestrained, the cleverly odd.

Obey City's path really took shape in late 2009 with Atlantics, the debut release of his free net-label Astro Nautico, where he appeared alongside fellow label heads and longtime friends Kuhn and Paul Jones. Obey City's unique appropriation of nostalgic sound palettes for modern purposes led to his debut solo release 18 months later, the acclaimed Melted Magic EP, also on Astro Nautico.

2012 heralded Obey City's imperial expansion, first with his notable inclusion in Rustie's BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix followed by his first release beyond Astro Nautico: MY RVM EP on B.YRSLF Division, featuring a remix by viral sensation Baauer. Soon he was signed to the Scottish powerhouse and Warp-partner LuckyMe, producing remixes for the likes of Freshmore and Civil Music, all while continuing to promote budding producers via Astro Nautico.

The future only looks to shine brighter, with his recent work culminating in the form of two EPs to be released on LuckyMe in 2013.

Eli Escobar is the quintessential New York City DJ. Over the past ten years he's built a reputation around his parties, emerging as one of the most talented in the NY dance scene. With a style based on his diverse tastes, Eli subversively drops his influences and personal favorites into even the most commercial of sets. Anyone who knows anything about dance music knows Eli Escobar, and if you don't, you will. What Eli brings to the table in his production, through the looking glass of his career is an understanding of music's sustainability. Eli strives to enhance people's experience with music wholly - through playing out, his blog, the remixes and now full circle by producing his album. It's a natural progression that has seen Eli's following steadily grow, with heightened anticipation for what's next.

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