Bromance & Friends: Brodinski, Gesaffelstein vs The Hacker,

Brodinski

"Brodinski is the most exciting dj and producer to explode onto the scene in recent years. Yes, he may hail from France (Reims, Lille) but he is quite unlike any of his Parisian peers. His taste in music is broad and this is reflected in his own productions and dj sets which may encompass noisy techno, bass heavy house through to more melodic minimal. His programming is impeccable and he plays with such spirit that his 6'2'rame jerks and bounces when he gets excited by a track (yet he is neveruelled with anything more than Fanta Lemon!). The hot fuss started with his debut track Bad Runner which leaked onto blog sites months before it's release on Mental Groove in October 2007. Supported by everyone from Soulwax, Tiga, Chloe, Erol Alkan, A Trak, Busy P, Switch and Laurent Garnier the track peak time techno with Martian's yakking through it was one of the sleeper hits of the year. When it was eventually released the subject 'Bad Runner' had garnered over 3500 views on Erol Alkan's forum, people just couldn't wait to get their hands on it. The flipside Solaris was a more subtle and seductive slice of techno. At the time Brodinski told FACT magazine that he would like to record for both Erol Alkan and Damian Lazarus' labels and this record seemed to sum up that ambition. Since Bad Runner Brodinski has remixed Bonde de Role, Klaxons, Das Pop, Shoes, D.I.M, Heart Revolutions and Adam Sky. Each remix has had a different approach, from the acidic (D.I.M), to vocal techno (Das Pop) to melancholic end-of-nighters (Klaxons). This May he has two releases readied to rock the summer: Gold-digger which is a primitive house groove with ululating sirens and vocal gruntsollowed by an as yet untitled techno bomb. Brodinski has already been championed by Radio Soulwax, Tiga's Turbo and Bugged Out who have all already offered him multiple gigs and festival slotsor 2008. Expect to be hearing a lot more about Brodinski this year and beyond!"(Annie Mac)

Gesaffelstein

The Hacker

"French electro DJ/producer Pedro Winter (aka Busy P) is the owner of Ed Banger Records as well as the manager of Daft Punk and a few other electronic dance acts from France. Born Pierre Winter in 1975 in Paris, he became interested in electronic dance music around 1992 and not long thereafter began spinning at clubs and planning parties. As he became increasingly involved with the underground electronic dance music community in Paris, Winter became acquainted with many of the scene's key participants, including David Guetta, DJ Cam, Dimitri from Paris, and Daft Punk. The latter he met in 1996, when he was a law student; the soon-to-be-famous duo asked him to be their manager and he obliged. In the wake of Daft Punk's world-wide success, Winter founded the management company Headbangers Entertainment in 2002 and assumed management duties for other French electronic dance acts such as Cassius, DJ Mehdi, Cosmo Vitelli, and Thomas Winter et Bogue. In 2003 he founded Ed Banger Records, which released music by up-and-coming French electro artists such as Justice, Mr. Flash, Vicarious Bliss, Krazy Baldhead, SebastiAn, Uffie, DJ Mehdi, and others. Shortly after founding Ed Banger Records, Winter began producing tracks of his own under the Busy P moniker, beginning in 2004 with the Limit Ed 12" single featuring the tracks "Colette C'est Chouette" and "Bearbrickdance," and began employing his remixing ability as well. However, despite some occasional releases on Arcade Mode (e.g., "Chop Suey," 2005), his production work was sporadic; for instance, he didn't get around to releasing another Busy P 12" on Ed Banger until Rainbow Man in 2007. He remained busy, though, especially after the breakthrough success of Justice -- and, by association, the Ed Banger brand -- in 2007 with "D.A.N.C.E."" - Jason Birchmeier, AllMusicGuide

Club Cheval

LOUISAHHH!!!

LOUISAHHH's dynamic energy behind the decks and in the studio has been captivating crowds and moving dance floors internationally since 2004. A New York City "boroughbred" now based in Los Angeles, LOUISAHHH cut her chops on "real" instruments prior to choosing turntables as her sonic weapon of choice. Since doing so, her primary purpose has been to transmit to audiences worldwide with the sheer joy she experiences from the music. This commitment to the craft has created a powerhouse on vinyl and a musical style with roots firmly planted in tradition, but with an eye to the future. As a producer, LOUISAHHH's distinct "technorganic haunted house" is taking off, as is her work as half of female DJ duo Staccato (with DJ Gina Turner).

Sharing the bill with names as celebrated and diverse as Juan Maclean and Derrick Carter, Tiefschwarz and A-Trak, LOUISAHHH continues to focus on original material while lifting hearts and opening minds on dancefloors around the world.

Para One

Jean-Baptiste de Laubier, aka Para One, has always been an hyperactive guy. He first started as no-nonsense hip-hop producer in the mid-nineties, making beats for undeground rap artists. His recording studio was actually his one-room apartment in Southern Paris, where MCs were coming on a daily basis, crammed around a mic, an MPC and a battered convertible.

At the turn of the century, he began producing his own instrumental tracks and soon got in touch with the TTC people, then at the core of the burgeoning French indie rap scene. This was the beginning of a new exploration in sound for him : from traditional rap, Para One switched to IDM and techno-infused beats, fizzing with 8-bits FX and deconstructed grooves.

After TTC's first LP Ceci n'est pas un disque, in 2002, for Ninja Tune's rap sublabel Big Dada, Para produced L'Atelier's (an indie rap supergroup) album for seminal
Parisian label Institubes, with his boy Tacteel, whom with he also started a live
electronic project named FuckALoop. In 2003 came the massive « Beatdown EP »,
and then TTC's 2nd album in 2004, Bâtards Sensibles, two records that definitely proved how rap attitude and electronic wizardry could be melt into one single sound –an idea many people didn't quite buy at the time. In 2005, Laubier graduated from the FEMIS film school, and found the time to start working on his first solo LP, the critically acclaimed Epiphanie, that came out in 2006 on Institubes.

Intense touring years followed, both as a DJ and live act, all over Europe, North America, Japan, alongside other Institubes artists such as Surkin and Bobmo. He played at Coachella twice, Pukkelpop, Calvi on the Rocks, Primaverra. Reknown for his heavy technical skills, he also became a hot remixer (Daft Punk, Bloc Party, Justice, Boys Noize, etc.) and a hot producer (Birdy Nam Nam, Slice & Soda and now Mickey Green). In 2007, he composed the soundtrack for his Femis friend Céline Sciamma's movie Water Lilies, and directed his own film in 2010, It Was On Earth That I Knew Joy. After the demise of Institubes in early 2011, he and his mates Bobmo and Surkin set up a new imprint called Marble, for which Para already produced or co-produced a dozen tracks. He simulteanously worked on his second album, called Passion, that'll be out in a few weeks.

Surkin is 27, lives in Paris and has been making music for a living for half a decade. In 2006, he signed with Parisian label Institubes, on which he released six EPs in the following years. In early 2011, Institubes closed down and Surkin, along with Bobmo and other former Institubes artist Para One, decided to set up their own label, called Marble.

Surkin has played everywhere, from small clubs and warehouses to huge festivals (Fuji Rock, Good Vibrations, Primavera, Coachella, Stereosonic, SummerSonic, Tomorrowland…) and toured Australia, North America, Europe, and Asia several times. With Bobmo, he formed High Powered Boys, a duo originally dedicated to the furthering of the ghetto-house cause. He recently made the music for Kenzo's "Tiger Fever" campaign and collaborated with M.I.A. on her next album. He?s also a noted remixer (Justice, M.I.A., Usher, Kavinsky…).

In 2011 Marble released Surkin debut album, USA, followed the next year by USA club mixes, compiling remixed versions of his tracks by, among others, A-Trak, Canblaster, Rustie, Brodinski, Jackson & His Computer Band, L-vis 1990 and Bok Bok, Club Cheval and Feadz.

On March 11th, the label will bring to light a 6 tracks EP called Advanced Entertainment System. This is futuristic club music with an universal appeal, filled with influences as diverse as 90's Japanese video game music, early trance, rap music and French house.

Surfing on Saint-Germain-des-Prés? Hippy Existentialism? It seems Zimmer can do the tricks and make the Eiffel Tower face the Pacific Ocean. Raised between France and California, Zimmer combines the west coast carefree attitude with a twist of Parisian chic.

The young DJ and producer has been part of the New Disco European scene since his 2011 first release 'Cruisin' on Portuguese hot label DiscoTexas. Call it 'feel good', 'horizontal disco', 'slow house' and you just named it: Zimmer's music combines Tropical elements, groovy basslines and catchy melodies to make the girls and boys dance until the sun rises. A king of the edits (Rod Stewart or Tina Turner) and remixes (Moon Boots, Jupiter, Black Yaya, Kamp!, Pompeya), his work has been supported by Dimitri From Paris, Yuksek, RAC Miami Horror and more… and ten of thousands followers who never miss his latest monthly mixtape.

His art of DJing might be the best way to experience the magic power of Zimmer: he moves the crowd on a journey and build it up like a Nouvelle Vague movie crafted in Hollywood. Zimmer is blockbuster DJ with a brain – and a soul.

Jimmy Edgar

Lover. Fighter. Prophet. Freak magnet. Time-traveler. Musician, photographer and designer Jimmy Edgar is a wayward star-child streaking across the cosmic dance-floor. Endowed with a supernatural feel for futuristic funk, the Detroit native has been bleeping and grinding about the Milky Way since he was a teenage humanoid. While his peers were worrying about their grades and popularity Edgar was spinning alongside his hometown's DJ heroes and programming intricate beats that were unquestionably interplanetary communication disguised as dance music.

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