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Laidback Luke Biography, June 2010

In 2010 Dutch dynamo Laidback Luke is so supercharged and all over your body that it hurts. Blasting your bassbins with blockbuster beats, making your heads spin with his hybrid house styles, even cramping up your hands as you scroll down his discography! Recently, he's worked with David Guetta, Diplo, A-Trak, Steve Aoki and Lil Jon, and remixed everyone from Black Eyed Peas to Calvin Harris and from Christina Aquilera to Moby. There have been three nominations for Luke in the Beatport Music Awards – and an International Dance Music Award (IDMA) gong in the Best House/Garage Track category for his work on 'Leave The World Behind'. He's sold out his own brand Super You&Me parties at Miami WMC. Plus, he's invited to join Cream for some Super You&Me events at Amnesia in Ibiza. All this while kick-starting a compilation series, with Laidback Luke presents Super You&Me featuring Avicii, via his own label, Mixmash Records, and still finding time to give the next generation of music makers a leg-up through his forum, at www.laidbackluke.com. He's got over 30,000 followers on Twitter, is sent 12GB+ of promos every week, and boards more than 160 flights per year – without breaking a sweat. Sure his name is Laidback, however when the music's jumping he's anything but…

Born in the Philippines, raised in the Netherlands, as a kid Luke loved guitars, graffiti, house and hip-hop, taking the 'laid back' tag from Snoop Dogg's 'Gin & Juice'. He had a mentor in Dobre (Chocolate Puma) and by 1996 was releasing tracks, remixing for established artists and DJing professionally. He even beat a Dutch DMC champ in battle. His first album came in 1999, and when Virgin locked down 'Rocking With The Best', then released his 2002 album, Electronic Satisfaction, his profile really soared. Following this he remixed the likes of Daft Punk, Murk, Oliver Lieb and Tom Stephan, introduced his own label, Mixmash, and went on to hook up with Steve Angello to remix 'Sexy F**k' and co-produce 'Otherwize Then'. He also joined forces with the Swedish House Mafia on 'Get Dumb' and signed tracks to Angello's Size, while 'Rocking With The Best 2007' blew up on Mixmash. Around this time his superhero-themed residency – Super You&Me – took off at Amsterdam club Paradiso. It was followed by another epic 12 months that saw Luke release five tracks and 18 remixes, ignite the Stealth Live! CD series with a near perfect club mix, host a weekly show on Radio FG, and perform almost 200 international DJ sets – including a BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix. It was also the year that witnessed him making a massive mark on Ibiza. After performing at all the top clubs, he produced/remixed every track on his Ibiza Closing Party mix for Mixmag and ended 2008 on another high: with 'Show Me Love' (by Luke and Steve Angello featuring Robin S), which entered both the Buzz and Cool Cuts Charts, and even reached # 11 in the UK's official singles chart. Moving into 2009, his collaboration with the Swedish House Mafia on 'Leave The World Behind' became an Essential New Tune on Pete Tong's Miami show and one of Beatport's best-selling tracks. His Super You&Me party during WMC was also a huge hit, starring Diplo and A-Trak. Consequently Luke and Diplo produced 'Hey', which was supported by DJs like Kissy Sell Out on Radio 1. Of course, Luke's remix skills continued to be in hot demand too, by, among others, David Guetta, Tiësto, Black Eyed Peas, Dizzee Rascal, Depeche Mode and MSTRKRFT. In fact, mash-ups like his remix of the Black Eyed Peas' 'I Got A Feeling' with La Roux's 'In For The Kill', his very own 'My G*O*D* (My Guns On Demo)' and Luke and Lee Mortimer's 'Blau!' blitzed the globe from Australia to Ibiza, where he was nominated for best House DJ at the DJ Awards. As a result, he landed a #27 slot in DJ magazine's Top 100 DJs Poll of 2009.

Performing and producing relentlessly and innovating musically as an artist like nobody else has propelled Luke and his superhuman fusion of hyperdrivehousestep&ghettojacktrancebass to stratospheric new heights over the last couple of years. In 2010, he's already remixed Wynter Gordon's 'Dirty Talk', as well as Ferry Corsten, Calvin Harris and Moby, and his own projects, like 'Till Tonight' feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn, and 'Turbulence' by Luke and Steve Aoki feat. Lil Jon, have gone global. So what more can the new decade bring for our r-evolutionary rebel? Well, with the crazy energy that he conveys and the martial arts that he practises, rest assured it will be out of this world. Yes, our fresh-faced superhero has good 'kung fu', always keeping an ear to the ground while his creativity rockets skyward. Luke, we salute you!

Adventure Club is a Dubstep Duo hailing from Montreal.
Formed in early 2011, Adventure Club is a Production ouftit / DJ duo formed by local musicians Christian Srigley & Leighton James.
After a blitz in the studio, they've released 5 tracks with an Upcoming EP to hit the scene shortly. With remixes ranging from 1950's classics, post-hardcore rock to the sweet electronic sounds of today.

TJR has built a formidable catalogue of remixes and original tracks since broadening
out from his acid house and techno roots in 2008. He has consistently been cooking up
big room bangers that have received massive support from prominent DJ's around the
world. Originally from the little state of Connecticut, a move to Los Angeles in 2010
saw him embrace the benefits of America's hot spot for electronic dance music.

If somewhere, in the vast expanse of the multiverse, there exists a planet where giant exotic birds twerk to trap and hard-style all day long under a blazing tropical sun, then DJ Snake is definitely from that planet. Hailing from Paris, France, the grammy-nominated producer exports a brand of party music so ferociously groovy that it instantly sets any party on fire, regardless of how steamy it may already be. His 2013 Jeffree's release "Bird Machine" is an infectious, staple trap anthem that brilliantly samples a bird whistle for the drop and has made a solid name for itself as one of the hottest songs of the year. It has received extensive play from the likes of Dillon Francis, Diplo, and Baauer, to name but a few, on some of the largest festival stages in the world. DJ Snake's ability to fuse fun, outrageous melodies with his genius trademark style makes it safe to say that we have a lot to be excited about when it comes to what we can expect next.

Green Lantern

Ironically becoming a world famous DJ was someone else's dream. Growing up Green developed a reputation for being adept at chopping samples and having some of the hottest beats around. DJing was so far from his mind that he had to borrow crates from friends for his first gig, which he only initially agreed to do because it paid $500. Instantaneously finding that he had a knack for controlling the crowd, Green steadily built a reputation as the go-to party DJ in his area. However, his creative background and producer pedigree screamed for an outlet, which ended up being mixtapes. "Around '96, I made my first mixtape," Green recalls. "I used four or eight-track recorders to do different shit. I never did a normal blend tape ever. I understood you have to stand out and so I started putting hooks in and switching stuff up." Green's trademarks quickly became his self-produced remixes, and a cohesiveness that had many of his mixtapes sounding like albums. The overwhelming critical acclaim made him a rising star with bookers requesting his presence on the tables everywhere from Connecticut to Japan to all over Europe.

His ascent into the upper echelon of mixtape DJs caught Eminem's attention. Called on to helm the now classic Invasion mixtape series, Green provided a platform to showcase Shady Records' impressive stable of artists. Eventually the synergy between the two led to Green becoming Eminem's tour DJ on the "Anger Management" tour and an opportunity to once again pursue his initial goals. "From 1993 to 2002, I was focusing on DJing," says Green. "But producing was so much my passion. The Eminem thing was a great opportunity to get back into what I loved and use the name I had to propel a production career." His discography quickly swelled to include D-Block's "2 Guns Up," Immortal Technique's "Bin Laden," and Ludacris' hit single, "Number One Spot."

Finally established as a DJ and producer, Green spent the next few years strengthening his brand. He continued churning out mixtape classics' like Jadakiss' revered The Champ Is Here, manned the turntables for Jay-Z's first international tour in 2006, and started hosting the popular "Invasion Radio" show. Then
there was 2008. Green Lantern's succinct summation of his accomplishments last year doesn't exactly do justice to the magnitude of them. The soundtrack he produced for Grand Theft Auto's fourth installment, Liberty City Invasion, featured Busta Rhymes, Fabolous, Jim Jones, and Clipse, and served as the sonic backbone for a game that sold 3.6 million copies in its first day of release. Nas' Nig*er Mixtape was a rare official mixtape from the Queensbridge king that served as a middle finger to all those who opposed his controversial Untitled album. Royce Da 5'9's Bar Exam 2 and Immortal Technique's 3rd World cemented the idea that Green didn't chase the biggest checks, but worked with artists he respected.

Most recently, Atlanta, G.A became a base of operations for DJ Green Lantern, landing a mixer spot on the market's #1 station V-103 and setting up a studio to write,produce and record songs, mixtapes ,etc.."I've been coming to ATL for years now and i always said i love the vibe. I decided to get a house and a studio here and its been very fruitful for me in the short time i've been in the A.."

It's evident that Green's passion for creating and giving people unforgettable aural experiences has not receded. "It's been a very interesting ride," he says. "Director Rick Cordero said the coolest shit the other day. He said, 'People like Green Lantern care about hip-hop and add things to the culture.' I've never been one to be in this game just to eat off of it. I always contribute and bring a dish to dinner." Given the feedback, it looks like people are enjoying what Green's been cooking.

WhiteNoize consists of DJ and Production duo Chris Harnett and David Carvalho. The long time friends and veteran DJ's of San Francisco have cultivated a popular following in west coast clubs with their unique sets fusing multiple genres of house music. 2010 saw WhiteNoize burst into the scene with 2 critically acclaimed EP's released on DJ Dan's Instereo Recordings and a remix on Fatboy Slim's Skint Records. In just over three years time they have released 40+ tracks on numerous record labels including: Ultra Records, Instereo Records, Guesthouse Music and Skint.
Several of their songs have made it in the Beatport Charts and one of their releases 'Insecure' even hit #1 on the Beatport House Chart, #4 on the Beatport Overall Chart, and named one of the Top Ten House Songs of 2012 on Beatport. Their music has been supported by some of the biggest names in the industry including: A-Trak, DJ Dan, Mark Knight, TJR, Tocadisco, Umek, Treasure Fingers , Mark Farina, and many others.
Most recently they were hired to do several official remixes for Sony/RCA records. They were also commissioned by Ultra Records to do a remix series of the Salsoul/West End Disco catalogue which resulted in numerous Beatport chartings including #3 on the House chart with their remix of Inner Life's 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough'.
In addition, WhiteNoize is known for their versatile and energetic live DJ sets. They are well rehearsed in adapting to a variety of crowds and delivering a quality dance experience ranging from underground house music parties to corporate events. Some highlights from the last 6 months include both weekends of Ultra Music Festival in Miami, the Heineken Dome at Coachella, and headlining Facebook's annual party for their 10,000 employees.

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