BSS

Cinnaman

Deniro

Elias Mazian

Flora Yin-Wong

Job Sifre

Konduku

Marsman

TITIA

Tom Trago

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BSS

Bss is the musical alias of Amsterdam born and raised Luigi Vittorio Jansen. Bss (Beesmunt Soundsystem) Informed by his deep knowledge of music history, his ever-evolving sound moves effortlessly between 80s minimalism, synth percussion, electro and many other styles, as he has the unique ability to draw on common motifs and sounds from unrelated genres. The result is a rich and varied balearic world that is always suprising, yet strangely familiar, and where no two records sound quite alike. Elevating crowds by carefully crafted mid-tempo selections earned Bss quality shows across Europe, US, Asia and both the America’s. On top of all this he has got a by monthly residency called Komuna at the amazing Opium club in Lithuania. Together with striking releases on labels as Hivern Discs, Notte brigante and the monthly show (BSS Radio) on Redlight Radio Bss keeps on demonstrating versatility and infectious love of music.
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Cinnaman

Since donning the Cinnaman alias nearly two decades ago, Yuri Boselie has become one of the most respected figures on Amsterdam’s bustling underground electronic music scene.

Few in the Netherlands – or elsewhere, for that matter – can boast a CV quite as jam-packed as Boselie’s. There have been long-running stints as a resident DJ at three of Amsterdam’s most lauded clubbing institutions, Trouw, Club 11 and, currently, De School. Then there’s the A&R work for Rush Hour and Kindred Spirits offshoot Nod Navigators, Boselie’s curation of the critically acclaimed Beat Dimensions series of compilations, and an association with Dekmantel that has included sets at all of their festivals to date and the imminent arrival of a 10th anniversary mix.

Boselie’s life in music has been built on constant evolution as a listener, DJ and producer. Fired by a veracious appetite for discovering and championing music, his DJ sets and online radio shows – first for Viral Radio and now Red Light Radio, a station he has been with from the very start – draw on a dizzyingly wide range of music, from hip-hop, house and modern soul, to techno and garage. He was famously one of the co-founders and resident DJs at Colors, a long-running club night that brought bass music to Amsterdam, but it would be wrong to paint Boselie as a stylistic purist: if a record is great and the time is right, he’ll drop it.

With such a storied and action-packed career behind him, it’s unsurprising that Boselie’s DJ style continues to evolve with every passing year. Where he would once have quickly cut and jumped between tracks in a hip-hop style, the Amsterdam scene stalwart now opts to give records more time and space. Throughout his career, he has been known to take risks with his track selections, while playing with energy and creating a vibe are always at the forefront of his thoughts. His DJ style will continue to evolve, but Cinnaman will always deliver the goods.

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Deniro

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Deniro

’I just want to make music and see people dance to it.’

Deniro – a producer pur sang. Synthesizers are his way to communicate with the world. Growing up in The Hague he was impressed by releases of Steve Rachmad and was only interested in making music on his vintage gear. His unique style can be described as timeless soul Detroit inspired techno sounds with yet an emotional touch.

Deniro has been working his gear for over fifteen years and the pay off is to be heard in his solid yet timeless releases. With quality releases from his own label Tape Amsterdam to deep hypnotic up-tempo techno tracks on labels such as трип by Nina Kraviz and Clone Records, he is an artist who has established himself in the electronic music scene.

Besides making music, he loves to travel and share his view of the deeper classic house and 90’s up-tempo techno sounds. His craftsmanship has gained the attention of Nina Kraviz, Steve Rachmad and Peggy Gou, to name a few. After a residency at Tresor Berlin and high-profile (inter)national gigs at Dekmantel Festival, Printworks London, Awakenings and Reaktor he is not done sharing and is more than ready to let his music be heard everywhere.

His latest releases contain ‘’Identifier’’ EP (2021) on DGTL Records with a remix of Marcel Dettmann, ‘’Coachella’’ EP (2020) on трип and a single track on a various EP on TOKEN Records (2020).
Deniro is that down to earth guy who is destined to be one of the biggest producers of his time.

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Elias Mazian

As a kid, music could give me the feeling of going into a time capsule where nothing else mattered” says Elias Mazian, and that is something he tries to convey in every DJ set he now plays. The Dutchman has a Moroccan background but grew up in the Netherlands and is now a firm fixture on the capital’s club circuit.

Elias openly admits to being passionate, emotional and sensitive, and it shows in his DJ sets which take inspiration for the music around which he grew up – Michael Jackson, Prince, Stevie Wonder – as well as from more contemporary flames like Omar-S, Zip and Beautiful Swimmers. To date he has played venerated night spots like Concrete, Sub Club, Le Sucre, Institut Fur Zukunft, Nitsa, Objekt Klein A and many others.

“When I make music and I play out, I have to open up my heart and be able to spread the same love that I get when I’m on the dancefloor,” he admits. “That warm feeling that hits my soul is the thing I aim for when producing my tracks or when I play in the club. Music is a highly emotive way of expressing myself, and when people recognize that I’m the happiest person on the planet.

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Flora Yin-Wong

Having worked in music for nearly a decade, London-born producer, writer and DJ, Flora Yin-Wong’s in-depth and varied experiences have led her to follow instinct rather than intellect whilst weaving her way through various sound-related mediums.Her debut releases were via the Berlin based experimental label PAN (including a track on RA album of the decade compilation “Mono No Aware”) along with New York’s PTP (Purple Tape Pedigree).

Experimenting with various digital software and lo-fi recording processes, her work as a producer connects without creative compromise. Flora densely layers original samples that often pay diasporic homage to her Chinese and Malaysian heritage and religious references – early instruments like yangqin, gamelan reongs, and tsurigane bells and works these sensitively with granular synthesis and electronic production methods.

Equally her words find a balance between the oblique and the accessible – previously as an editor at London’s DAZED Magazine, AnOther Mag, Vice, Monocle, Resident Advisor, and most recently the Swiss-based Zweikommasieben.

Flora’s duality has also ensured she’s retained a firm presence in the club atmosphere as both a DJ and performer. A London native exposed to UK garage, bass/funky and IDM, to post punk from an early age, she found an affinity for all things dance throughout techno and house. Naturally she has DJed extensively: at Berghain, MUTEK, 3HD and Hyperreality festivals, across Europe, East Asia and Australia. She has also been a guest on NTS Radio, Rinse FM, Know Wave, Boiler Room and Berlin Community Radio.

Her widely praised live act has seen her perform at New York’s iconic ISSUE Project Room, Somerset House, Volksbühne Theatre Berlin, King’s Place and Cafe OTO where she has been invited as guest curator for the last two years.

Besides contributions for labels Circadian Rhythms and Objects Ltd she has remixed J Colleran, Scintii, Mun Sing (Giant Swan), Celyn June, on Because, Angoisse and Danse Noire.Commissioned on a sound piece for Somerset House Studios for their Gallery 31 exhibition space, Flora has travelled to Buenos Aires, Peru, and Montreal with the British Council – formed around years of personal, collected field recordings in collaboration with visual artist Go Watanabe. She retains a place as resident among the highly regarded Amplify collective.For Loop 2019, Ableton Live enlisted Flora as a contributor to create a founding sample which was then made into 800 tracks within 24 hours worldwide.She continues to practise in London with a commitment to both experimentation and engagement across DJ, production, live performance and editorial work.

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Job Sifre

Known for his enthusiastic, happy-go-lucky approach to DJing, Job Sifre has earned a reputation for making parties move to music that borders on the serious and challenging.

He’s already built up a cult following worldwide thanks to hosting a fortnightly show on Red Light Radio. Titled Antikunst, it offers a dystopian trawl through the worlds of new wave, electro, skewed synth-pop, EBM, industrial, experimental electronica and woozy downtempo techno.

Sifre made his production debut on Interstellar Funk’s Artificial Dance label in the autumn of 2017 with an impressive EP entitled Worries. It’s nothing less than a six-track distillation of Sifre’s many and varied influences, re-shaped and re-packaged in his own distinctive style. We can expect to hear more dark and otherworldly material from Sifre’s studio in the years to come.

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Konduku

Konduku (real name Ruben Üvez) may have been born and raised in the Netherlands, but a small part of his heart will always be in Kıran, a picturesque hill in Avanos in the Cappadocia in Turkey. It is there that you’ll find his ancestral family home and, more poignantly, the grave of his father, who helped spark the 27 year-old DJ/producer’s love of music. Konduku’s love of Kıran is so strong, in fact, that he named his debut album after it.

That album, released by acclaimed Dutch label Nous’klaer in the spring of 2018, not only announced Üvez as a major musical talent, but also delivered a percussive and atmospheric distillation of the newcomer’s artistic influences. There’s the love of Turkish percussion, jazz time signatures and polyrhythms inherited from his Ankara-born musician father, his mother’s time spent as a Balkan folklore dancer, and the picturesque natural beauty of Kıran itself, captured not only in the album’s drifting chords and gentle melodies, but also the hundreds of images that Üvez has taken as part of days spent indulging his passion for photography (he completed a Masters degree in the art form). Like many artists, the producer tries to find beauty in any situation and accept the World as it is.

The album’s clear dancefloor credentials and rhythmic pulse can be traced back to his roots as a teenage bedroom DJ. Then, as now, he was inspired not by what was going on around him in Groningen and other Dutch cities, but the sub-bass-heavy, rhythmic swing of British electronic music. Üvez prioritizes groove in both his Konduku productions and DJ sets, currently drawing inspiration from a wide variety of contemporary artists and imprints, including maverick, Bristol-based post-techno labels such as Timedance and Livity Sound.

The exploration of rhythm and groove is arguably the distinctive feature of Üvez’s current DJ sets. His style is percussive and high energy, offering a blend of “quick mixes” – long the dominant DJ style in British bass music – and long, drawn-out and layered blends that ratchet up the hypnotism and create alluring new hybrids. Alongside his British influences, you’ll also hear intoxicating dub techno, mid-2000s Italian techno, locked-in Eastern European minimalism and classic, turn-of-the-century tech-house, when the expression of Detroit’s futurist influence was at its height. This musical mixture, coupled with Konduku’s obsession with drums, combines to create sets that not only inspire dancers but also live long in the memory.

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Marsman

When it comes to commitment to underground electronic music, you’ll struggle to find anyone more dedicated than Marsman. Since moving to Rotterdam in 2011, the DJ, radio host, record label and store owner has become one of the hardest working figures in the city’s long-established underground electronic music scene.

It was 2015 when Marsman decided to quit his day job and devote his life to music, establishing the Pinkman and Charlois labels to champion artists – both new and established – whose music moved him emotionally. From the start, he wanted both labels to operate without boundaries, instead focusing on quality electronic music – most aimed squarely at dancefloors, of course – from the margins.

Since then, both labels have won praise from DJs and home listeners alike, with journalists and commentators singling Marsman out as a central figure in Rotterdam’s revitalized scene. His passion for creating long-term friendships with the artists and producers on the labels has also won praise, while also shaping a distinctive Pinkman identity that sidesteps conventional genre tags. It’s a very personal project, but one that features significant contributions from a growing family of artists who buy into the main man’s far-sighted approach. This ethos is also at the heart of Marsman’s Pinkman record store, which opened in Rotterdam in April 2018.

Marsman began his DJing journey a decade ago, quickly earning a reputation as a top-notch radio host, podcaster and mix-maker whose fluid and eclectic sets became essential listening for underground electronic music enthusiasts around the World. His DJ career has flourished since moving to Rotterdam, helped by an evolving DJ style that matches the open-minded, impossible-to-pigeonhole vibe of his labels and the similarly inclined Operator Radio (an online station he co-founded in 2017). Second-guessing where Marsman’s sets will go next is near impossible, though entertainment and good memories are almost guaranteed.

So far Marsman has DJ’d across Europe, toured the U.S.A, Mexico and Colombia, and cites a first stint behind the decks at legendary Berlin institution Panoramabar as one of his most special DJing experiences. In the months and years ahead, he plans to share his electronic music vision – that fluid, futurist Pinkman sound – with more dancers around the World.

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TITIA

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TITIA

Titia is one of the countless music-mad obsessives who make the underground tick: a talented, passionate individual who thinks that making parties move and introducing dancers to thrilling, unheralded music is the greatest reward of all.

A dance music obsessive from an early age, the Amsterdam-based DJ, selector and musical creator has spent the last decade juggling her obsession with finding and championing new and little-known music with a variety of day jobs within the music industry, most notably via shifts behind the counter at Clone Records in Rotterdam. In fact, Titia is such a valued member of the Clone crew that she took part in their infamous all-day “takeover” of London station Rinse FM in May 2018.

Yet it is for her work as a club DJ that Titia is rightly most celebrated. She first cut her teeth behind the decks of venues in her home city of Eindhoven during her time at the Design Academy, but it was when she moved to Amsterdam that her reputation began to rise. She first made an impact playing in the basement of Trouw during the legendary venue’s last days, before becoming resident DJ at Amsterdam’s celebrated “old school” LGBTQI party, Is Burning. When the event launches its’ long-promised record label, Titia will naturally play a key role.

Her DJ style is distinctive and timeless, matching razor-sharp technical skills with an eclectic, open-minded approach to dance music that prioritizes booming basslines and heavy drum machine beats. As long the music swings, has a dash of funk and boasts uplifting percussion patterns, Titia will play it, be it Motor City machine funk, Yorkshire Bleep, early progressive house, 21st century techno, vintage hardcore or bustling, acid-fired breakbeat. Don’t expect to hear the same records from gig to gig, though: above all else Titia likes to surprise, and she’s never happier than when showcasing her most recent musical finds.

Given this approach – not to mention her desire to make those around her feel the music in the same way she does – it’s hardly surprising that Titia has enjoyed some suitably high profile engagements in recent years. She’s already made dancers move at such clubs and festivals as Panoramabar, De School, Lowlands, Tresor, DGTL, Dekmantel Selectors, ZeeZout, Evasion and Blitz, with more to come in 2020 and beyond.

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Tom Trago

Tom Trago has long been one of the leading lights of the Dutch electronic music underground; a globe trotting DJ, producer, live performer and label owner who enjoys nothing more than championing both overlooked gems and fresh sounds from his own country. He once claimed that he felt a physical need to make music every day, and it’s hard to think of anyone whose immersion in music is quite as complete.

For Trago, there is no “typical day”, but an average one would include a combination of studio sessions – either solo, or with friends and like-minded musicians from the Netherlands or beyond – DJ gigs and live shows.

Although now widely considered to be among the top tier of European DJs, capable of working big rooms, intimate spaces and wild festival crowds, Trago’s rise was built on years honing his craft.

As a DJ, he first earned his stripes barely eking a living playing in Amsterdam’s coffee shops as an enthusiastic teenager. While waiting for the evening to roll around, he would pour his heart and soul into making music, first blending elements of experimental hip-hop, jazz, Latin, Afrobeat, disco, boogie, and soul-flecked broken beat, before slowly developing a distinctively colourful, emotion-rich, synthesizer-fired style of music that also draws influence from house and techno.

Trago’s first big break came in 2006, when hometown label Rush Hour released his debut single, “Live With The BBQ”. In the years since, Tom has continued to turn out much-played, club-ready cuts, including such timeless jams as “Use Me Again (And Again)”, “Hidden Heart of Gold” and his 2015 hook-up with Seth Troxler as T&T Music Factory, “De Natte Cell.”

It’s on his acclaimed albums, though, that Tom showcases the full breadth and depth of his unique musical vision. This was first evident on 2009 debut full-length Voyage Direct (his record label of the same name followed in 2010), with the two sets that followed – Iris (2011) and The Light Fantastic (2013) – showing further signs of open-minded musical development, along with a penchant for collaboration with like-minded musicians, vocalists and producers. In the spring of 2018, Tom will release his fourth studio album, Bergen, on Dekmantel, before heading out on tour with a brand new live show.

As time moves on, Tom will continue to pour his heart and soul into music, whether DJing, performing live or making new tracks. If you bump into him in the corner of some dark, sweaty club, you’re likely to find him excitedly talking about ideas for new projects or waxing lyrical about hitherto unknown producers he’s discovered.

His immersion in music may be total, but Tom Trago’s musical journey is far from complete. In fact, it’s only just begun…

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As electricity blossoms and leafs glisten, upsammy creates interpretative space, cleverly paradoxical in its concurrent comfort and desolation. 

With a keen ear for crystalline melody and intricate rhythm, her music takes cues from electro and IDM, breathing a certain perpetuity and spatiality, sliding across tempo scales, while retaining an organic touch as a gentle hum of nature digitised. 

Guided by an adventurous and narrative approach, this vividness is present in her DJ sets as well. Through these impressions she consolidated a firm position in the contemporary leftfield music world, which includes a residency at De School and invitations to pinnacle venues such as Panorama Bar and Robert Johnson.

Having studied Image and Media Technology at the Utrecht University of the Arts, Thessa Torsing (real name) is intrigued by texture, shade and reflection–shaping a singular aesthetic that blurs the industrial-ecological divide. As a multidisciplinary artist she researches these interactions through photography and video, explorations which simultaneously influence her music production process. 

Since 2017 Torsing has released a string of critically acclaimed singles and EPs on labels Nous’klaer Audio (Another World, 2017; Paerels, 2018), AD93 (Blue03, 2018) and Die Orakel (Words R Inert, 2018; Branches On Ice, 2019). Her gift for full-length composition is showcased through her albums on home ground Nous’klaer Audio (Wild Chamber, 2019) and Dekmantel (Zoom, 2020).

Torsing lives and works in Amsterdam.

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