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.
What traits gives Oscar L his identity as an artist? Versatility, innovation, forceful As a producer, he has a somewhat style mostly between House and Tech-House but something underground with bass and percussion and a lot of Grooves that make the set very rhythmic!
Mark's broad background in Sound Engineering coupled with a distinct ear for detail has seen his productions flourish in the last year. With a passion for the more industrial side of techno, 2013 has been his most productive to date. Taking influence from the likes of the Advent, Industrialyzer, Sasha Carassi, Cari Lekebusch and more, Mark has begun moulding his own distinct style of Techno. 2013 saw Mark release a string of original productions on respected labels such as Naughty Pills Records, DSR Digital, Heavy Snatch & Resorted Records. His biggest release of the year came in the form of Nuclear Storm on DSR Digital, with the his track CO2 receiving massive support. With the turn of the year, Mark has secured original work to massive Italian label Gate Null Recordings, with another original productions and remixes due out on Bunk3r, Shout, Naked Lunch, Naughty Pills Records, & Tekx to name a few. All of Mark's releases to date can be purchased on Beatport & Trackitdown.
The embodiment of passion, spontaneity and innovation, NOIR has carved the roots of the underground house and techno scene since his emergence in 2004. In a time of electronic music saturation, his refusal to settle for mediocracy has pivoted his name to a reign amongst the international music scene. Passion informs his practice; the heart is the power behind his creativity, he is soulfully dynamic, zealous and above all, dedicated to the community of music. Powerful performances that amass bass driven movement with energetic highs, that resonate with each heart in the crowd. NOIR has an implicit ability to craft music that channels raw, emotive and dark songs that exude a level of sophisticated house and techno production. Drawing early inspiration from the dark, lyrical and organic hallmarks of musicians such as The Cure, Depeche Mode, Massive Attack and New Order, Noir continues to expand and redefine electronic music through his unique blending of genres, evidenced in his vast productions. As a master of production, NOIR individually nurtures each of his creations from concept to execution; each of his performances are unique with individually crafted sets fuelled by the energy in the room and what he is feeling at that very moment. Pioneer of underground electronic music and an undeniable forecaster, NOIR is an industry leader and curator through his multifaceted approach to the industry. He is the owner of successful music labels, Noir Music and NM2, which were formed to house his ever so variant taste and create a platform for stars to be seen and heard in the musical landscape, producing over 300 releases in the past 10 years, and held multiple top ten spots on the RA and Beatport charts. He is the founder of the Darkstars, event brand and hosts globally acclaimed podcast, Noir Recommends; the latter which has amassed a cult following and propelled some of the biggest names in the house and techno scene. This longstanding podcast has built a community of music enthusiasts all over the globe and become a catalyst to launch top-charting hits from both leading DJ’s and the rising stars of tomorrow. Noir has been travelling the world for the past 10 years playing almost everywhere including coveted residencies across multiple venues in the electronic music mecca Ibiza, Noir is a reigning leader in both the favourable underground and international circuits, further cementing his position as a world-class producer and performer.