Nicolas Jaar (Wolf + Lamb, Clown and Sunset | NY)
Nicolas Jaar was born in NY but quickly relocated to Santiago de Chile in the 90’s, only to come back to his birth place as a teenager. Haunted by Mulatu Astatke and Erik Satie, Nico started to make organic electronic music in 2004 at the age of 14.
At 17, he made his debut with “The Student EP” on Wolf and Lamb with a remix by Seth Troxler who called him “one of the most talented minds dance music is about to see develop”. At 18, he continued producing and played live at Club Der Visionaire and Arena in Berlin, at the Marcy in Brooklyn, at Communikey in Colorado and Mutek in Mexico City.
Now 19, studying at Brown University in Rhode Island, Nico has releases coming up o Circus Company, Wolf + Lamb and on his own Label, Clown and Sunset of which he is the owner and founder.
His full length, entitled “^tre” will come out mid 2010 on circus Company.
Rj Valeo (Archipel | NY)
US born (New York) RJ Valeo is an electronic music producer, live performer, and event curator. Influenced by microsound, glitch, techno, new wave, idm, and industrial, he produces and releases under a variety of monikers. These monikers include the post-modern digital-futurist dance music of Isomer Transition, the brooding, somber and sometimes challenging experimental sounds of ‘Richard J Valeo’, and the uplifting, meditative and sublimely spiritual melodies of ‘RJ Valeo’.
As Isomer Transition, Valeo’s compositions are all about the body and making it move. Be it deep and dubby head nodding grooves, or tracks with a palpable energy, Isomer is all about moving the dance floor, and move it he does. Never one to succumb to clichés or the latest trends, Isomer releases focus on sonic and compositional innovations in the dance music genre.