His name is synonymous with Techno made in Germany. His mix style is surgically precise, energizing the music into what seems like perpetual motion. What makes his sound outstanding is that it moves the masses without overwhelming them, drawing its strength from the lightest of touches. The effortlessness with which Felix Kröcher masters his craft has made him a leading figure for a new generation of DJs. Felix grew up to the sound of Frankfurt, the city he was born in 1983. Whilst other kids were more interested in bikes or computers, Felix acquired his first decks at the age of 10 and played his first gigs in public at 16. Meanwhile, Events like Mayday, TimeWarp, Nature One, Wire, Creamfields, Urban Art Forms, SonneMondSterne, Free Your Mind, Mysteryland, Awakenings of Moving City are permanent dates in his approximately annual 130 Gigs. Felix Kröcher does not only play music. He lives and celebrates music and casts a spell over everyone. Because he is an artist as well as an entertainer with a great heart and a great portion of lifeblood. And this lifeblood comes to light all over again with each set.
A man with a single-minded intensity and passion for his craft, George Makrakis has been at the heart of the Athenian underground music scene for a number of years. George’s pedigree within the genre of techno is pure thoroughbred as his music has always been vital and relevant since his early gigs at some of Greece’s most distinguished venues such as Luv, Danza, Kalua, Miroir and Zoo, only to give rise to an established reputation and a luminary Dj. Focusing his efforts on his own moniker, George Makrakis has become a force to be reckoned with since early age. Involved in music as well as his local club scene from a tender age, performances at a variety of gigs and underground parties ultimately led to performances alongside A.Paul and Raul Mezcolanza, laying the foundation for future success. A broad array of studies in the music industry provided a platform to go on and score on his own production material, and thus flourish in both the live and studio environments. With music playing a fundamental role in George’s formative years, time spent honing his skills as a classical piano player, have stood the Greek dj and producer in good stead for a career that has launched him into a high stage through performances and production work. Learning multiple production techniques through countless hours of lessons, gave him the inspiration and understanding to go beyond the work of his musical heroes. After many years of silence, it is his 2014’s debut that best showcases his talent and trademark sound, seeing his work united with a host of high profile Greek clubs such as Maze, Loft, The Apartment and Skull. The release of his own imprint, Liquify, on September 2015 is another notable career highlight, celebrating yet another landmark moment - a label of quality and distinction in an ever-shifting world of music.
Known to have a golden touch when it comes to dance floor destroyers, Noferini is a shining example that true talent rises to the top. A longtime champion of house music in all its forms, Stefano has been building his legend for some time. Always innovating sounds and crossing into a broad range of genres has been a key factor in his well-deserved rise. Never one to stagnate, Stefano has merged all the musical elements at his disposal into a brilliant sound experience that no one can match. Hailing from Italy, Stefano Noferini is one of the nation’s most respected DJs and producers. Having been a pivotal force in Italy's burgeoning house music scene with his national radio show, Stefano forged a musical symbiosis with his homeland that still exists today. Years of top productions have cemented his status at the top of the dance music food chain. One peek inside ANY DJs CD wallet and you can bet they're packing something from this hitmaker. Technical prowess notwithstanding, Stefano Noferini is truly a DJs DJ. When he takes charge of the wheels of steel, everyone is absorbed in the musical journey. Fellow DJs, who would normally hide in their dressing rooms, are always sure to catch Stefano if they share the bill with him. Something magical happens with Stefano on the decks, a real energy takes hold and people get connected to music in a way that is beautifully pure. If you want to lose yourself in music, Stefano is for you! Of course, Stefano is also a top seller on Beatport, holding numerous #1 positions in just about every genre they have. His original music and remixes are charted heavily by a diverse range of talented DJs both of the commercial and underground variety. He's also been named Beatport's "Breakout Artist of the Year" in 2010 and was nominated as their "Artist of the Year" in 2011. He has even crossed into a more commercial territory by overtaking artists like Pitbull, Shakira, Lady Gaga and Beyoncé to score a #1 hit on Billboard's Hot Dance chart. On the clubbing circuit, Stefano Noferini is a top draw. Ministry of Sound, Euphoria, H20, F-135, Space Miami, Space Ibiza, Cocoon Frankfurt, Lief Festival, Sankeys and Row 14 have all seen Noferini pack the house on any night he plays. His infectious driving rhythms and brilliant command of the music he plays keeps people dancing until the very last beat drops. And then they want more! It seems there is only an upward momentum swirling around this incredible talent, but the man at the centre of it all stays humbled by all the attention. He continues to expand his global reach by growing his well-known radio program, Club Edition, into new territories each month. The show currently is heard by millions of people in some 15 countries worldwide. His imprint, Deeperfect Records is bringing superior sounds to the masses with sexy tech-inspired grooves penned by today's most relevant producers: Stefano Noferini, Wally Lopez and Paolo Mojo to name a few. It is one of the most respected dance labels today, no question. But it's Stefano's incredible DJ sets that keep fans clamouring for more from this innovative Italian master. While other DJs just mix music, Stefano Noferini takes the art of the DJ to a whole other level. Stefano has the ability to tap right into our primal need to dance, you may miss the subtle expertise filling your mind with proper house grooves, but your body will hail the call, understand, and you'll be dancing like you've never danced before. He is what dance music is all about.
December 2014. After the Pete Tong World Exclusive First Play, Danny Howard presents ‘Harmony’ by Italian producer and DJ Luca Guerrieri as the latest Future Anthem of 2014 on his BBC Radio 1 Show. Emotional strings and beautiful piano arpeggios, dramatic, haunting bassline, and pressure beats packed with powerful peaks and drops are the elements that led the track to earn fans as diverse as Zane Lowe, Groove Armada, The Avener, Gorgon City, Rudimental, Avicii, Axwell and Steve Angello to name but a few. With rumours on the Internet fast becoming stellar, ‘Harmony’ was shortly after crowned the latest #No1 of the year and “the biggest tune of 2015!” in the DMC Buzz Chart, and the BBC Radio 1 Dance Chart #No1 for 2 weeks in a row. Yet another hit for the mighty Italian house label D:VISION that now welcome Luca to their impressive artist roster. Speaking of Luca Guerrieri as a newcomer would be an understatement though as he has been producing club hits such as ‘Strump’ with Federico Scavo and remixing classics for artist including Bob Sinclar, Crystal Waters, Jutty Ranx and Ruffneck since 2000. In the same year, Luca became resident DJ for Tartana in Tuscany, one of the most popular clubs in Italy and he is also the resident DJ for another landmark club, Setai in Bergamo, with regular appearances at some of the best clubs in the country including Tenax in Florence and Peter Pan in Riccione. With the forthcoming release of the much anticipated ‘Harmony’ through major labels worldwide, and a string of new releases including remixes for Dirty Vegas, Relentless Records and Polydor Records lined up for 2015, the future is looking brighter than ever for Luca Guerrieri.
Fabio Neural is an Italian DJ and music producer that has personally taken his talent and used it to propel his career within the Italian and International music scenes. He bought his first turntable at the age of 17 starting performing with some friends for fun at their parties. As his skills progressed, Fabio began playing in local clubs and in 2006 he decided to fully commit and dedicate his life to music. He would go on to attend Microfusa School in Barcelona to refine his technique. Later in 2007 he entered a DJ contest in Ibiza for upcoming talent and won the grand prize. This win would give him the chance to perform on some of the biggest radio stations on the island; mainly Ibiza Global Radio, Sonica and Europa FM. In 2010 Fabio channelled his passion into musical production, and his first track Guru debuted on Steve Lawler’s label - VIVA Music. The follow-up EP Porto Alegra made it into Pete Tong’s 500th Essential mix. In the same year “Let Me Play” and “Brooklyn” also appeared on 10 Years of Terminal M. In the meantime, his overall passion for music kept him open-minded and able to play in a wide variety of genres, ranging from dub techno to electronic and rhythmic house sounds, in some of the best Italian clubs such as Tenax, Cocorico’, Reflex (Ex-Insomnia), Tartana and Kama Kama. Not content with that Fabio followed up with single releases and a series of outstanding EP’s like Yoda on Intec and Shuzu on Sci+Tec with some tracks included in the prestigious compilations like The Revolution of Space and 25th years of Space. During his seven-year residency at Tini’ Soundgarden in Cecina, he had the honour of sharing the stage with the great international acclaimed artists such as Richie Hawtin, Chris Liebing, Loco Dice, Adam Beyer and Carl Cox just to name a few. He also played during the first six editions of Sven Vath in the Park in Italy. 2016 was an even more memorable year for Fabio. Carl Cox ( whom previously first met in 2011) not only played his tracks Kora and Black Widow all around the world, from Ultra in Miami to Time Warp in Germany and Sunwaves in Romania, but Carl invited him also to play in the Main Room of Space in Ibiza for the last season of his Music Is Revolution party series. The icing on the cake arrived with the “Shamama” EP in collaboration with Fideles on Adam Beyer’s Truesoul. On 2017 the collaboration with Fideles went on, and their “Waiting Drop” EP landed on Josh Wink’s Ovum Records. No wonder that with these prolific productions, Traxsource ranked him 48 in the top 100 Techno Artists Chart. 2018 kicked off with two tracks selected by Carl Cox for his Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1. Fabio Neural is continuing to make his mark on a global music scale this year with new releases and new stages waiting for his energetic set around the globe.