Line-up /TECHNO room presented by Subversive with:
Luke Hess, TJ Hooker , MIKE McSUEDE , AUSTIN PHILLIPS
DnB/DUBSTEP room presented by SHAH with:
-VON-D, HxdB, KIR MOKUM, ERADIK
Von-D: Born into the multi cultural melting pot of the Paris suburbs, a young Von – D found his soul’s conduit in a beat up drum kit. While the riddims of King Tubby fused and morphed into the foetal jungle of Photek, Serge Gainsborg issued instructions from the radio. A fusion chef of bassweight, Von D deftly slices into unpredictable genres, concocting strange and beautiful new forms. After forging a professional path as a sound engineer, Von D has honed his sound sculpting skills to a razor sharp edge.Not content with producing some of the scenes freshest music, Dubstep founders like Skream & Tes La Rok have dropped their own flavor on his music by remixing Von D’s tracks “Show Me” & “Truth” respectively.While BBC’s Gilles Peterson, widely acclaimed as a musical tastemaker around the world has included Von D’s track in this hotly anticipated compilation albums, and three time DMC World Champion and one of the worlds hottest hip-hop DJ's, DJ Craze has been supporting Von D, including Von D's "Show Me" in his latest mix.With no sign of slowing down, Von D’s immense production has seen his music picked up by the dubstep scene’s number one artist Skream, securing a Von D release for his label Disfigured Dubs, DJ Chef also released Von D’s “Show Me” featuring Phephe on his Sub Freq imprint, going on to be one of the most talked about releases of 2009 and with hugely popular releases on Black Acre and Argon, we can also expect one of the most hotly tipped Albums of 2011, forthcoming on Argon records.Far from the shy studio type, Von D has also created a global buzz with his numerous explosive live performances featuring unreleased and exciting material from Von D as well as other established top producers.
LUKE HESS: Born 1980 in Metro Detroit and subject to the city's mid-90's warehouse parties, Luke Hess has harnessed a deep appreciation for electronic music and the expression of the underground movement. His background in mathematics and engineering has given him a scientific approach to the dance floor, using frequencies, tones, and soundscapes to transform surroundings and mood. Luke's faith based music production has landed him a seat with FXHE and Beretta Music in Detroit. Hess followed up his first releases with original productions and remixes on Echocord Colour, Ornaments, Kontra-Musik, Modelisme, Pong-Musiq, and Finale Sessions. In 2009, Luke completed and released his first album, "Light in the Dark" on Denmark-based record label, Echocord. "Light in the Dark" received glowing reviews and was hailed by many as one of the best deep techno albums of the year. In 2010 he began his own interpretation of Detroit techno with his new Detroit project and record label - DeepLabs. In addition In addition, Luke performs in the duo Reference, whose releases on Planet E and Berettamusic Grey have received much praise in the underground dance world.
With 10 years of DJ experience and notable LIVE sets, he is regarded as a perfectionist on stage, layering his tracks in a very detailed and hypnotic manner. Luke has played at notable venues and events such as Culture Box (Copenhagen), Panorama Bar (Berlin), Unit (Tokyo), Detroit Electronic Music Festival (Detroit), Fabric (London), The End Up (San Francisco), Golden Pudel (Hamburg), Sirup (Zagreb), Weekend Club (Berlin), Cubic Club (Madrid), Decibel Festival (Seattle), and The Bunker (NYC). Luke's continued hard work behind the decks and in the studio combined with his unyielding interest in technology and sound will no doubt stimulate the boundaries of electronic music.