Line-up /Greg Gow, DJ Mo Reese, Buzz Goree, Dan Bain, Mr. Jeffrey Woodward, E.Spleece, DJ Gusto, DJ Slim Tim, DJ Ukraine, DJ Brano, Max Tkacz, A DJ Named Slickback, Anthony Black
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OCTOBER 1ST, 2011
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Sessions, Transmat, UR, Bang Tech 12, Hijacked,
and everyone else making this event POP OFF!!!
GREG GOW::RESTRUCTURED::TRANSMA?T::TORONTO::TWO HOUR SET
Greg Gowâ€™s deep, groovy techno sound has evolved progressively
since his days of playing house music in the early nineties. As
a resident on York Universityâ€™s CHRY 105.5 FM station in Toronto,
Greg played alongside much respected house Djs Nick Holder and
While Greg Gow had established himself as a high-profile Dj in
the Toronto house music circuit, his sound was rapidly evolving.
Influenced by the sounds emerging from Detroit and Germany,
by 1996 Greg had traded his smooth house sound for the dark
atmospheric grooves of techno music.
In 1997 the rave scene was exploding across Toronto, and it
quickly became the ideal environment for Greg to display his
hard rhythmic tones and technical brilliance. Yet it was a
fresh up-start techno production company, called Phryl, where
Gregâ€™s stature of one of the top techno Djs in Canada was
Playing packed ware-houses alongside international superstars
such as Cari Lekebusch, Adam Beyer, Joel Mull, Gaetano Parisio,
Derrick May, Stacey Pullen and James Ruskin. His sets for Phryl
parties were regarded as brilliant and often overshadowed the
top-billed acts he was playing with. Greg was now a major player
in the dance music scene in Toronto, and while the scene was
shifting from the warehouses to the more intimate club settings,
Greg remained a staple in an ever-changing culture. The now
booming club scene became Greg Gowâ€™s new adopted home, moving
the crowd in the same manner, and seeing him sharing bills
alongside such dance music luminaries as Derrick Carter,
Aril Brikha, Rolando and Richie Hawtin. While not one to stick
to one format of the dance music culture. Greg has also become
an accomplished and respected techno producer, releasing tracks
on Seismic Detroit, Default, Zen, 2Wars and the legendary German
techno label Tresor. Garnering spins from techno heavyweights
DJ Rush, Umek, and Mateo Murphy. Greg is also the owner/operator
of two international labels Restructured and Kombustion. Both
labels feature his own music plus different leading artists from
around the world, and have been spotted in the crates of many
globe trotting djs like Steve Rachmad, Umek and Ben Sims.
MO REESE::BANG TECH 12::MOEHOUSE RECORDS::CINCINNATI
DJ Mo Reese excites crowds with his unique brand of House music.
A Detroit native, his music is steeped in the tradition of his
hometown and blended with his own soulful, funky style.
Influenced by such legends as Dennis Ferrer, Kevin Saunderson,
Todd Terry, Derrick May and Roger Sanchez, Terrence Parker,
DJ Mo Reese has entertained around the world for over 20 years.
A crowd of over 100,000 was blown away as he performed his
special four turntable set at the Detroit Movement Festival.
DJ Mo Reese shined at the Winter Music Conference in Miami, and
has been featured on stations WGPR, WJLB and WHYT, where he won
the Mixidome contest. He currently hosts an internet radio
program on Friday and Saturday evenings at MOCRadio.com.
As a performer/producer, DJ Mo Reese inspires audiences with
his uplifting and soulful style of House music. When you see
and hear him perform you will definitely experience the â€œHump
Factorâ€. In 2006, DJ Mo Reese did a remix track of â€œI'm Happyâ€
on Superb Entertainment, and in 2008 he released his first CD,
â€œMo Traxxâ€ on Parker Music Works. He is a member of Bang Tech 12,
a diverse group of DJ's with over 50 years combined experience.
DJ Mo Reese is CEO of his own label, MoeHouse Records.
BUZZ GOREE::UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE::TRANSMAT::DETR?OIT
Buzz Goree started his dj career at the early age of 13 in the
city of Detroit playing disco music. At the age of 15 he made
guest-appearances at the Detroit studio 54 and La' umos and
other various Detroit top clubs.
In 1982 Buzz Goree teamed up with a DJ crew called "AudioMix"
which was one of Detroit's dominating DJ teams. In 1993 Buzz
Goree started his label "Night Groove Records" and released by
the name "The House Squad" and produced under the name the
"Blowed Pimps" as executive producer Pala Mc Pierson
"Lift me up", Groove tracks Vol 1, also Burt Collins.
Soon after, he met Mike Banks and worked along with him with
the label "Happy records". He co-produced on "Happy records"
Detroit's dominating house label in the 90's which relased
Work me , along with producing with Detroit producer De-hi.
In 1993 Buzz Goree teamed up with Underground Resistance to
help take UR to the level where its at today, releasing the
famous UR z-tracks and The sworm which he released under the
name "Remote". In 2005 Buzz Goree produced the famous tracks
"Battle packs "which are used by scratch DJ's all over the world.
Buzz Goree has made DJ appearances all over the world playing at
such clubs as:
Liquid Room -Tokyo
Maria,Tresor - Berlin
Rex Club- Paris
Club Queens - Paris
9 Monkeys - Madrid
Club 69 - Scottland
Sound Haus - Glasgow
and other clubs in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Dublin, London and Rome.
If you want the true UR experience Buzz Goree will take you there!
DAN BAIN::PAXAHAU::DEAD TIGER MUSIC::DETROIT
Inspired by Detroit techno parties of the late nineties, Dan Bain
began DJâ€™ing in late 1999. With a simple aesthetic based on the
idea that there is good music and bad music, he has crafted a
unique style incorporating numerous genres and influences with
an end result that is unique and captivating.
Depending on the venue and the mood, Danâ€™s sets can range from
ambient and downtempo to chunky house or aggressive techno. Still
finding plenty of time to dig through the crates, his sets consist
of a mix of vinyl and digital selections; always a bit left of
center but with enough boom to keep the floor moving.
In 2001 Dan and a small group of friends began to make contributions
to the Detroit scene and over the span of 5 years he played a key
role in many memorable events and debuted artists like DJ Three,
Chloe Harris, Habersham and Avex Axiom to Detroit.
In 2006 Dan decided to volunteer for the Movement Electronic Music
Festival in Detroit, which served as his introduction to Paxahau;
the events producer. Impressed by his dedication, Paxahau brought
Dan into their closely knit group and eventually nominated him as
a resident DJ.
Dan has shared the stage with a broad range of talented artists
including Alex Under, Richie Hawtin, John Acquaviva, Magda, Sammy
Dee, Soul Clap, Terry Mullan, Woody McBride, DJ Dan, Hernan
Cattaneo and Mike Dearborn.
MR. JEFFREY WOODWARD::THE DETROIT HOUSING COMMISSION::DEEP SESSIONS::DETROIT
In the game since 1978, Mr. Jeffrey Woodward has established
himself as not only Detroit's original Don of UK Garage, but
also one of many dj's across the United States to champion this
sound to the masses who are open minded about hearing something
new. Mr. Woodward is one of a handful of Detroiters to be
involved in music as a fan, record store employee
(Buy-Rite Music/1988-1997; The Dance Zone @ Melodies &
Memories/1997-2000), and DJ. In 1996, Mr. Woodward was the
first Detroit DJ to spin UKG on an exclusive basis at downtown
Detroit's legendary Club 246. That year, he founded The Detroit
Housing Commission. His reason? ' I decided to pull a 360 away
from all of the other Club 246 DJ's who had to fight to break
the 'hottest' records (which, ironically, he sold to them).
'Don't get me wrong: I love house music, but I kept hearing
the same predictability that's still being heard in the clubs
today. I then knew that Detroit was ready for something different.'
After 246 closed in November,1988, Mr. Woodward found more
opportunities to bring the UKG sound to even more people. First,
he was hired at Lush in 1999 as the Co-Resident DJ on Saturdays.
At the same time, he found his biggest success when he joined the
dubTech underground cartel. His epic Speed Garage battles with
fellow dubTech members CDX, and Whistle Boi gave new meaning to
the phrase 'tear the roof off!' Jeffrey has played alongside DJ
greats such as Terrence Parker, Paul Johnson, Boo Williams, and
DJ Assault, just to name a few. The music he played at raves
ended up as even bigger hits at Lush, and the masses knew that
when he played, they weren't going hear the 'same ol, same ol'
that others were playing every week.
Recently, Mr. Woodward is one of the founding members of Detroit Deep Sessions,
a collective of DJ's formed in 2011 to represent the unknown and underappreciated
talent which constantly gets overlooked by promoters only interested in "brand name" dj's.
As a famous man once said..........
you can't stop him, you can only hope to contain him!
Eric Spleece whoâ€™s been known to bring the late night sexy vibe to
dance floors around the world. Hailing from Detroit MI, Ericâ€™s sets
blur the lines of techno, house, disco and funk to create a late
night vibe that keeps crowds dancing till the sun comes up. His
production style is just as vast as his track selection. Ranging
from downtempo, hip-hop, to broken beat house and techno soul.
E.Spleece has the â€œWe Canâ€™t See EPâ€ coming out on Exchange Bureau
Music and is currently recording new tracks for the Detroit
production company/label Detek Music.
E.Spleece has performed at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival /
Movement in 2005, 2007 and 2009 and at WMC in 2007 and 2009.
E.Spleece has brought his eclectic vibe and mixing style to such
cities as Berlin, Frankfurt, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, LA,
San Diego, Chicago, Mannheim, Kolon, and hopefully soon to a dance
floor near you.
DJ GUSTO::NIGHTSNEAK::BLIZZAR?D DETROIT::HIJACKED::DETROIT
Augustus Williams, aka DJ Gusto, may not have had the most ideal
childhood, but his story is a positive one with a promising future.
Gusto has memories of his father listening to Marvin Gaye and old
Motown records, but the music that spoke to him first was Hip Hop.
By Junior High Gusto was spending much of his time listening to
the radio, and taping shows of WJLB, this is where he first learned
of artists like DJ Godfather, and DJ Assault. When he attended
his first party in 1996 he did not yet know what Techno was, but
validates that this was the event that would evidently shape the
rest of his life.
From that point on Gustoâ€™s interest in music grew into a passion,
and that passion drove him to become a part of the music. He began
DJing, focusing on electronic music evolving from his first love
of Hip Hop, Electro, and Drum Nâ€™ Bass. At the age of 19 Gusto
learned about â€œThe Belleville Threeâ€ and found him self completely
drawn to Techno. He started to play frequently at house parties,
and at one of these parties he met a fellow DJ, Jesse James, and
the two of them soon became close friends. This meeting and newly
established friendship would provide Gusto with an opportunity to
shine in his future, Jesse James and cousin James Woods would
later become responsible for the â€œNightsneakâ€ parties, and Gusto
soon became a local favorite.
Since then he has had the opportunity to perform alongside artists
such as; James Pennington, Mike Dearborn, Terrence Parker, Green
Velvet, Frankie Bones and DJ Assault. After years of spinning
records Gusto began to direct his energy through drum machines
and sequencers, often combining those efforts for a no less than
impressive show. Playing mostly live shows for the better part of
the last 7 years, people often forget he started out as a DJ.
In the studio his tracks are made with the DJ and the dance floor
in mind, and he spends much of his time developing his own style.
Years of determination posed yet another opportunity for him when
Twonz the owner of Hijacked Records asked him to join the family.
The rest is not history, but the future.
DJ UKRAINE::BLIZZARD DETROIT::CLUB FOR THE CURE::DETROIT
Ukraine has spent over seven years studying the art of the dance
floor. Admiring the beauty of the heartbeat that can exist among
hundreds of party-goers moving to the beat has kept him hard at
work behind the decks, as well as in the studio. Vyc spins his
own unique blend of house and techno, deriving inspiration from
the crowd to ensure a proper performance riddled with bass line
driven beats, memorable breakdowns, and distinct melodies. His
sets are remembered for the atmosphere and energy created,
combined with elements of suspense, and he is quickly gaining
worldwide recognition for his work. Prepare to dance.
DJ SLIM TIM:DAVID JAMES MEDIA:GRAND RAPIDS/UNITED KINGDOM
DJ BRANO:BLIZZARD DETROIT:ANN ARBOR
MAX TKACZ:MOTECH RECORDS:DETROIT
A DJ NAMED SLICKBACK:BURST RADIO:DETROIT HOUSE COLLECTIVE:DETROIT
ANTHONY BLACK:BLIZZARD DETROIT:DETROIT
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