STILL IN PROGRESS
ALAN FITZ PATRICK
CHOPSTICK & JOHNJON
CHRIS DI PERRI
DANITO & ATHINA
FABIAN REICHELT &
FLOW & ZEO
FOXX N ADAMS
GIANNI DI MURO
KABALE UND LIEBE
LIVIO & ROBY
LUNA CITY EXPRESS
MARIO DA RAGNIO
PIG & DAN
PURPLE DISCO MASHINE
RAPHAEL DA CRUZ
TUBE & BERGER
ZOHKI & ROOZLEE
Labels: Desolat, Moonharbour, Cecille, Moan, Area Remote, Etruria Beat, Four:twenty , Oblack s
From Desolat and Remote Area to Moon Harbour via Düsseldorf – in short, that’s how Arado’s story is best summed up. With the spotlight getting brighter for this talented German export, he's already accrued a world-wide scroll of premium parties at Cocoon and Watergate Germany, Tenax in Italy, Café D’Anvers in Belgium, WMC in Miami, and a legendary closing finale last season at Space in Ibiza.
Furthermore, his ongoing appearances for the People Like Us and Bad Boys Club events, are making it hard to believe that the first page of this young success story was only written in 2009.Arado is genuine proof that almost everything is possible with the right amount of dedication and perseverance.
As an undeniably talented producer - his "Uganda Express“ release, signed by Loco Dice for his Desolat label, kick-started his career to international status. Following this acclaimed release came other outstanding productions on labels such as All Inn and Dame Music, which ultimately led to an EP on Matthias Tanzmann’s Moon Harbour label that even took him aboard their booking squad.Whether in the beginning in partnership with Den Ishu or nowadays in collaboration with Italian Marco Faraone, Arado simply knows a thing or two about rocking the Deep & Tech House Floors worldwide.
His raw, driving grooves with a Chicago edge enjoy the support of the international DJ elite, and are responsible for propelling him to the top of the rankings as an electronic music artist. With 2011 in full swing, Arado has already produced top releases on Etruria Beat and Cecille Records, Four:Twenty, as well as remixes.It’s written in the stars where this German Rheinlander will go, but one thing is for sure: his journey has just begun...
Özkan Akpinar aka KHAAN from Cologne with Turkish ancestry has become a leading force in the local scene with his effective underground techno/house/tech-house DJ-Production-Event trilogy. Known as an artist who is well aware of what’s happening on the floor, and able to adapt and deliver maximal performances and productions, Khaan has been an event catalyst in the scene since 2005, and performer since 2006, with his debut at seminal regional event Kiesgrube.
Over the past ten years, he has built the integral event in Cologne’s weekly techno life with his Breakfast Beats event, as well as DJing at massive open air festivals and underground clubs, such as the iconic 102 Club. Khaan has also performed worldwide in New York, Ibiza & Barcelona, as well as Greece, Switzerland, Italy, and Croatia (where the oncoming tidal waves at Hulu Hulu Beach literally wet the beats on the dance floor) and other international hotspots alongside Carl Cox, Loco Dice, Sven Väth, Ricardo Villalobos, Tobi Neumann, Pan Pot, Magda, and Steve Bug.
In the past ten years Khaan has also made a name for himself with his productions & remixes on top German labels BluFin & Helmut Dubnitzky’s Brise imprint, as well as Amnesia’s Mar-T’s WOW! Recs. His debut release on Loco Dice’s Desolat label is due to arrive for this summers’ end. Khaan’s list of supporters includes illustrious names including Marco Carola, Richie Hawtin and the angel of love, Luciano. He’s featured on countless top 100 Beatport compilations including a top 10 with Helmut Dubnitzky’s Brise MixTape #2.
Desolat, Brise WOW!, OFF Rec., Draft Ltd
IT´S ALL ABOUT THE GROOVE
Groove ist alles. Ohne ihn geht der Vibe auf der Tanzfläche verloren.
Musik ohne Seele mag manchen gefallen. Mir nicht.
Ich brauche Kongas, Vocals, Snares und Rhythmus.
Jazzelemente, tiefe Bässe & ein Rhodes dürfen es auch gerne sein.
Nicht mehr. Nicht weniger.