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Marc Leclair, better known by his stage name Akufen, is a Canadian electronic musician. His music is electronic music that is often described as minimal house, minimal techno, glitch, or microhouse.
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(AMAR / Metalheadz / Commercial Suicide / Inneractive / Exit Records ) Hailed as one of the most distinctive artists in the scene, & widely credited as pioneer of the original half time drum & bass sound, Amit’s signature sub heavy dark brooding dubbed out beats, rolling breaks & aggressive synths have emanated from the sound systems of clubs & festivals across all continents he has performed in. Cementing his presence in the early 2000’s with tracks such as ‘Roots’ (Commercial Suicide) and ‘The Tube’ (Inneractive), Goldie invited Amit to release on Headz in 2004, with the introduction of ominous tracks “Gatecrasher” and “Pirates”. The Metalheadz boss would later state in interviews that Amit was the main inspiration for Rufige Kru’s 2009 hurter Shanghai Dub. 2006 saw him release his debut album, the uncompromising ‘Never Ending’ LP on Commercial Suicide, with his next cutting edge 2011 LP ‘9 Times’ following, and the inauguration of his own long anticipated imprint AMAR In 2013. His unique sound has also gained him releases on other prominent drum & bass labels such as Exit Records & Function. Not only an innovator, Amit unwittingly dug deep foundations for a sound that’s inspired a whole generation of artists & had more relevance year-on-year since its establishment over 10 years ago.
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DJ with Abnormal Recordings, Dissident and SuperSounds.
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Antal Heitlager is a co-founder of internationally fêted record label Rush Hour, based in Amsterdam. Over the past twelve years Rush Hour has cultivated itself into an institute for electronic music and a haven for music lovers worldwide. Preferring not to put a name to his style, the most he’ll concede is that his music is about a diversity that feels soulful, raw and spiritual.
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A veteran of the dubstep scene. One of the founding purveyors of the Bristol-Berlin dubstep-techno axis.
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One of the co-owners of Hessle Audio and DJ.
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Highly experienced DJ who has trodden his own innovative and unique path from hip-hop to house and back again, via just about everything in between.
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Tortured Label supremo, responsible for blistering and dark techno who is essentially a don of the genre. He has been DJing for over a decade and few can question his ear for new quality.
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In a relatively short time, the name Binh has become almost synonymous with the sounds of modern underground Berlin.
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Music producer and DJ with releases on Dnuos Ytivil and Hessle Audio.
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Approaching his music with an artistic ear, Calibre is one of Belfast's most creative drum'n'bass DJs. His musical output is almost impossible to categorise and isn't done justice by the term drum'n'bass alone. Wide ranging in both his style and influences, he buzzes with a nervous energy that he releases on the decks and in the studio. One of the best in the business.
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His aptitude for production and shaping hypnotic sets have led him to play across continents at all the leading spots, also landing him a monthly show on BCR, and impressive mixes for the likes of Boiler Room, XLR8R, Rinse and FACT.
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Chloé Raunet is a Canadian-born, London-based artist, formerly a member of the band Battant, but now making music herself under the moniker of C.A.R. Her music travels between strange electronics using vintage synths and off-pop.
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DJ of the audiophile soundsystem.
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Of Peace Division, and Resident DJ with Elements.
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Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy
BBC 6 Music presenter.
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DJ who started with renowned Drum n Bass outfit Bad Company UK.
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Dan Beaumont is one of the founding members of the Disco Bloodbath collective. He has remixed the likes of Franz Ferdinand, The Aliens, Little Boots and Monarchy and is known for spinning a heady mix of vintage house, Italo rareties, vocal disco and the best new music he can find.
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Derrick Carter is acknowledged as one of the best and most technically proficient house DJs in the world. One of the pinnacles of Chicago house music's '90s wave, with innovative productions, flawless technical skills and an effortlessly joyful attitude of rocking a crowd. His sets are rooted in house, but he freely travels outside conformative club tastes, incorporating old-school disco, and whatever else catches his fancy. Above all, Derrick is respected by most as one of the best DJs in the world.
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Over the years, Ed has released five DMX Krew albums on the Rephlex label, spanning electro, pop and more experimental sounds, never following current trends and always forging his own musical direction. His most recent on the label was the 'Collapse of the Wave Function' mini-LP released in July, an album based around the 'Copenhagen Interpretation' of quantum physics.
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A DJ who is happy in a club the size of your bedroom, or in an arena the size of Mars. He can spin anything from deep house to full-on tribal craziness.
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Metalheadz drum'n'bass DJ.
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DJ from Somethinksounds, Brownswood and Hoya:Hoya.
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Elliot Galvin Trio
Elliot Galvin is a rising young talent. Galvin’s trio explores the possibilities of the traditional piano trio with a sense of playful experimentation. Combining classical, jazz popular and art music, their free-spirited, improv sensibility pushes the sonic capabilities and traditions of their instruments balancing technical virtuosity, with and moments of captivating beauty.
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From Cynic Records playing explosive disco, house and acid.
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Sam Shepherd is an English electronic musician and neuroscientist, who records and performs music under the name Floating Points. Shepherd is also a co-founder of the label Eglo Records. After several EPs, singles and live appearances, Shepherd released Floating Points' debut studio album, Elaenia, in November 2015, to widespread critical acclaim.
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The solo electronic project of Kieran Hebden of post-rock band, Fridge. What you get here is a beguiling and baffling journey into sound; a mixture of folk-inflected electronica and lo-fi murmurings incorporating elements of jazz, techno and hip-hop. His first two releases were NME singles of the week and his 2005 album, Everything Ecstatic has secured him the title of King of folktronica.
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Without a doubt, Gerd Janson is one of the hottest talents on the German DJ circuit. The word has spread, and so hes travelling a lot as a DJ now and when not spinning records he is known as a prolific music journalist writing for Groove magazine or Spex.
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Born in Pembrokeshire and based in Bristol. An eclectic DJ playing everything from house music to disco and jazz.
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Acid and electro DJ and musician from the docks of Hamburg signed to Ninja Tune.
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Horse Meat Disco
Inspired by the halcyon days of New York nightlife, acclaimed London DJ collective that bring together classics, italo disco, oddities, punk funk,80s boogie, electro, fresh edits and all-new dance- floor discoveries. Dedicated to human happiness, Horse Meat Disco is for everyone.
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Howard Bernstein is a Scottish livewire; you can call him Howie B. Inspired by John Peel, engineered for Bjork, collaborated with avant-gardist Jon Hassell, DJed for U2, hung out with William Burroughs, produced guitar legend Ry Cooder, pals with the Doors' Ray Manzarek, recorded with Pulp. Oh, and released stuff on Mo Wax (and then started his own label for good measure). Frankly, it sounds like the work of ten men.
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Hunee began his musical adventure heavily into hip hop and rap, and as he dug further into the breaks and samples of his favourite producers, he fell deeper into the disco rabbit hole. After DJing and working at various record stores around Berlin, and meeting many of the city’s other music nerds, Hunee began to produce his own tracks. Releasing across a variety of labels such as Prins Thomas’ Internasjonal, Rush Hour, Ostgut Ton, W.T., and Permanent Vacation, Hunee’s craftily-sampled tracks, such as Rare Silk and Brother are packed full of disco sensibility and dancefloor dynamism, falling timelessly between respectful homage and modern day revamp.
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Intergalactic Gary is a true alchemist - a DJ with a rare ability to transport and entertain for hours by dextrously blending genres and eras - and an unquestionable authority on everything space in electronic music. His 30-year career playing squat parties, clubs, and pirate radio stations is portrayed in his vast, obsessive knowledge and collection of (but never limited to) Techno, Italo, Disco, Chicago, Detroit, Electro, and New Wave.
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Half of the dark electronica duo 'Black Strobe'. A very cool man, and he plays records as well.
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Peg DJ specialises in house and soul.
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DJ with Uglyfun playing the best of house, techno, breaks, drum and bass, electro etc.
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DJ from Rounder Records.
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Dubstep producer and DJ.
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A legend of the music scene. Schooled on the Hacienda dancefloor, Justin is a man in demand, regularly found rocking dancefloors across the globe. Over the years, the former Lionrock mainman has remixed such luminaries as Manic Street Preachers, Bjork, New Order, Felix Da Housecat, The Stone Roses, Stereo MC's and Chemical Brothers. His 2001 Revtone album saw Justin throw another sound curveball, taking its cue from the disco-fied New York sound of late 70s Talking Heads, weaving in melodic techno influences to create an intriguing new sound. More recently he has enjoyed great success and a new generation of admirers with the moniker The Deadstock 33s. Everything he touches turns to gold.
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Laura Jones has risen to an admirable position in just one year in the business, with her debut release 'Intentions' finding an immediate home on Matt Tolfrey's London based digital imprint, Lef'd. This track flooded the best parties in Ibiza in 2010, via the decks of Seth Troxler, Lee Burridge Sasha & many more. This track served as a platform for Laura, demonstrating her naturally stylish ear for melodic house, & her capability to produce music to surpass the standard of her peers.
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Rising star Lena Willikens' impulsive sets straddling the dark side of disco.
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Minimal techno sounds from Sheffield.
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Maarja Nuut is a fiddler and singer from Northern Estonia. Her music combines traditional dance tunes, songs, and stories with live electronics, creating a space where minimalism and experimental music meet the village musical traditions of pre-war Europe.
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Coming into the mix under the encouragement and instruction of Dan Bell and Claude Young, Magda began DJing in 1996 working her way through the underground party circuit, via promoters, such as: Syst3m, and joining the all female DJ collective: Women on Wax, it was only a short while before she began appearing regularly at Detroit area events and clubs. 1999 saw Magda's initial forays into techno, electro and house evolve. Her DJ sets were becoming increasingly minimal and the records in her box reflected a love of weird, challenging music. Invited by Richie Hawtin to open for him at his millennium celebration: Epok, Magda was entering a new phase in her career. In the time since, Magda has expanded her work with Hawtin, becoming his sole choice to open many of his recent Detroit and international events, including: Jak DEMF weekend (2001), Control, Labor Day weekend (2001), as well as earning an envious position on the line up of 'From Our Minds To Yours' the Plus 8 ten year anniversary party.
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Margaret Dygas is a Polish DJ known as Malgorzata Dygasiewicz to the folks back home. Her ear for eclectic compositions and ability to drop mesmerising, extended performances defies any traditional definition of a preferred style or genre. However a scintillating combination of classic house tracks twisted against deep/dub techno and driving minimal can be expected.
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Mark Ernestus Ndagga Rhythm Force
Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force is a collaboration between a group of Senegalese musicians and Berlin dub-techno legend Mark Ernestus (Basic Channel / Rhythm & Sound), birthed from a series of sizzling sessions in the city of Dakar. Despite the musical, geographical, political and social divisions that exist between them, they make a strikingly autonomous sound; fusing elements of Senegalese Mbalax percussion, Jamaican dub and Berlin minimalism to shake out grooves that are truly out of this world.
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Manchester based trumpeter Matthew Halsall is one of the UK’s brightest talents. A gifted trumpeter with a beautiful, expressive tone, his music draws on his love of the transcendental spiritual and modal jazz of Alice and John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders, as well as more contemporary dance music and electronica and has won him fans from Gilles Peterson to MOJO Magazine.
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Maayan's global upbringing has resulted in the creation of a diverse sound that includes an ass friendly sense of the groove and a bubbling sense of funk with a wooly low end and crystalline highs.
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Respected amongst his peers as one of the most talented wordsmiths in UK music, multi-award winning DRS has shown over the years that he has a talent for writing, singing, rapping and an unrivalled ability to hold a crowd in the palm of his hand.
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Making his name in Leeds but now a global presence, Harry Agius AKA Midland is known for deftly maneuvering between euphoric disco dancefloor bombs and dark experimental techno weirdness. He runs the Graded and ReGraded labels, won the coveted 'Essential Mix of the Year' award, and his recent track 'Final Credits' was named by Mixmag as their song of the year in 2016.
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Festival favourite, King of the UK avant-garde and the hardest working chill-out DJ in the world who spins his own rebellious brand of trip-hop, techno and ambient jungle.
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Move D, aka David Moufang, is one of modern electronic music’s most beloved souls. Both his productions and DJ sets always touch on House conventions, but it’s in the way they’re delivered in his own incomparable style that leaves everyone - from longtime fans to the uninitiated - with their jaws on the floor and their hands flailing above their heads.
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House DJ for Clone, Rush Hour and DIssident.
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Respected from all corners of the music world, Nick Luscombe is one of the UKs most exciting and influential radio and club DJs. Always one step ahead at the cutting edge of the new music scene, he is highly regarded and constantly in demand in clubs and at festivals throughout London, Europe and Japan. His trademark sets represent a feast of musical styles, each a one-off and tailor made for the night. His eclectic deep club sounds blend deep and minimal house with electronica, broken beat, jazz, dubstep, techno, soul, disco and hip hop and even a few Brazilian classics. Nick is a presenter of `Late Junction’, the Sony award winning thrice weekly radio show on BBC Radio 3.
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Nick The Record
One of Brighton's very best DJs.
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From Jupiter to Berlin and countless capitals in between, Nicolas Lutz has always operated best on the very outskirts of dance floor culture. A master of mystery and relentless seeker, his knack for unearthing precious gemstones - for immediate exploitation and then, slowly but surely, the greater good of the community - is uncanny, and its this insistence on clearing a path between the unknown and the utterly unexpected that elevate his sets into explorations of faraway lunar landscapes and charters through the depths of murky seas.
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Optimo is DJ duo Twitch and Jonnie Wilkes, whose legendary Optimo night in Glasgow (and around the world) mixes up techno, electro, rock and other assorted records out of leftfield. Optimo started in 1997, though Twitch and Jonnie Wilkes had each been DJing separately for ten years. Both had started out playing different music - Twitch - electro, noisy rock and the eighties New York punk funk of Liquid Liquid (from who they borrowed their name) and Wilkes reggae, funk and jazz. Then techno came along and Twitch co founded Scotland's first techno club, Pure, which ran for ten years, became legendary, was the first club in Europe to book Jeff Mills, Green Velvet and Richie Hawtin. The club also spawned thee labels which released music from amongst others Coil, Chris and Cosey, Jimi Tenor and Orlando Voorn. In 1997 they founded the clubnight Optimo as a reaction to 4/4 techno all night long. Anything goes was the philosophy and the club night proved to be a hit. "I didn't care whether it would work or not, or whether anyone would go, it was just something I had to do," says Twitch. "I love DJing with all my heart but at this point I was so bored with seamless mixing - it was all just too obvious, too predictable and too easy - that I had to do something to preserve my (in)sanity." These days Optimo is taking the sound to the world with dates across Europe, America and Japan. And while Twitch and Wilkes remain the residents, each week Glasgow is treated to Optimo guests, who have included the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Atom Heart, Luciano, Four Tet and Justus Kohncke.
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Palms Trax is a producer and Dj based in Berlin, Germany. What began as an experiment in pad-driven Detroit workouts soon became Palms Trax calling card, the young producer building valve-heated, dust-treated slabs of house in his home studio, shot through with melodic synths and smooth, undulating drum patterns that recalls the likes of Legowelt, John Heckle, Tevo Howard, and Nu-Groove era Burrell Brothers.
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Formerly known as Ramadanman and head honcho of the esteemed Hessle Audio label, Pearson Sound pushes the boundaries from garage to deep house vibes with a masterful execution and clarity that has seen him hailed one of the most influential producers around. A regular at Fabric where his blinding sets never fail to demolish the dancefloor.
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Dubstep-techno from the Punk Drunk label head honcho.
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Subterranean dub meets glitch electronics. Pole is the pseudonym of Berlin-based Stefan Betke who has an international reputation for mesmerising audiences with his intricate, minimal sets.
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Resident DJ at Berlin's dark heart, Panorama Bar. An expert in classic Chicago House and Detroit Techno.
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Electro-techno DJ Radioactive Man (aka Keith Tenniswood) mixing dirty electro with booty breakbeats. Also one half of techno crew Two Lone Swordsmen.
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Drum 'n' bass DJ with over 20 years experience.
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Often noted as being 'Britain's best kept secret DJ', Ralph Lawson has been a regular at Fabric, Bugged Out and Home for the best part of a decade. Not satisfied with making his own music and releasing the music of new artists on his label 2020 Vision, Ralph has earned himself a significant reputation as a re-mixer, famously tampering with the work of artists as diverse as David Bowie and Felix Da Housecat.
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One of house and techno's most popular DJs.
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One of the most influential artists in contemporary electronic music.
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London based DJ who has been producing house music for over a decade.
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Ruf Dug is a Manchester-based DJ bringing analogue heat, weirdness, expensive records, and 50p bangers.
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Having played with Ricardo Villalobos, A Guy Called Gerald, Omar S and Call Super, Saoirse definitely knows how to hold her own amongst some of the finest company.
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Hailing from the Swiss capital of Bern, DJ Sassy J focusses on forward-thinking electronic and analog sounds.
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Seth has ignited the world of house and techno with a constant barrage of vocal jams, been voted Number Three best DJ in the world in the Resident Advisor Top 100 DJ Poll (beaten only by Ricardo Villalobos and Richie Hawtin), landed a much vaunted residency at DC10 in Ibiza and been invited by Pete Tong to deliver an Essential Mix for BBC Radio One.
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DJ Shanti Celeste brings influences from her native Bristol combining with more housey flavours from both Chicago and Detroit.
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AKA Carl Finlow.
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Berlin DJ duo.
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Berlin based Canadian DJ and producer.
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Tristan Da Cunha
A resident DJ at Basics in Leeds.
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Truth & Lies Music
Truth & Lies Music is a music label led by producer and DJ ,Ex-Friendly and designer and DJ, Joff Casciani. They DJ, make and release music and develop and produce music led cultural projects.
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Known for brilliant record selection combined with top quality mixing skills, Vera is one of those DJs who can always be relied upon to impress.
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A top-level DJ, who is also co-owner of the distinguished techno label Perlon Records.
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Fabric's resident DJ and musical director for Saturday nights at the club.
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A-Future, A.L.F.O.S, Aneesh, Angie Dixon, Awkward Moments, Baby Vulture, Begin, Belle Bette, Blotter Trax, Bobby., Borgar Magnason, Carlos Boix, Chris Farrell, Christophe, Chris Sullivan, Claude Dousset, Convextion, Danny Bushes, D.Tiffany, Darshan Jesrani, Dave Harvey, Digby, DJ Masda, DJ Three, Donna Leake, Dr Horn, E/Tape, Edward, Fabian Lassonde, Fantastic Twins, Flanger, Francesco Del Garda, Freedom Engine, Fumiya Tanaka, Gene On Earth, Hamid, Hamish Cole & Toby Nicholas, Harvey Sutherland, Hiroto, Honey Sound System, Jake Manders, Jayson Winters, Jenny Jen, Jensen Interceptor, John T Gast, Josh Cheon, Juju & Jordash, Khidja, Kino, Kirsti Weir, Krywald & Farrer, Lukas Wigflex, Ruum, Magic Mountain High, Manfredas, Mariiin, Michelle, Mr Price, Nathan Gregory, Not An Animal, Object Blue, Oli Silva, Omar, Pol Valls, Powder, Reda, Reedale Rise, Renata, Ricardo Romaneiro, Schatrax, Scott Pelloux, Sepehr, Shane One, Skyrager, Sofay, Solar, Sonja Moonear, Stevio & Susybee, Storm, Stratowerx, Taimur Agha, Terrence Dixon, Tom & Phil, Tone Dropout, Versalife/Severnaya, Vlada, Vladimir Ivkovic, Vrsion, Wayne Holland, Wes Baggaley, Willow
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