SIAN ( Soma | Tronic | Bedrock | Poker Flat | Octopus Records )
Subfractal ( Frakture Audio | Harthouse | Brood Audio )
Giovanni ( Trilogy )
Nunzi & Rohin ( BEEF Records | London Music | Sama )
AndyVica ( Santagueda Underground )
Visuals by ELI-Q
When you have interests ranging from entomology, cosmology and marine biology, to the social impact of the rave generation, you tend to make unusual art. Sian stands out as a little more bohemian than the average electronic talent. Born in Dublin, Ireland, raised in southern Spain, he chose early to drop out of normal society and engage in the extraordinary. Adhering more to the avant-garde side of club culture, his tracks show an otherworldly, slow and hypnotic slant on techno.
Quickly developing an oeuvre of work that has appeared on Bedrock, Sci&Tec, Soma Pokerflat, plus his own white hot new Octopus label, his tracks have seen Beatport top ten positions and glowing reviews alike. From mags and blogs to international radio shows, his reputation for delivering huge slabs of peak time techno is snowballing. Reworked and remixed by talent like Steve Bug, Pan-Pot, Efdemin, Minilogue along the way, he has also dropped super-big mixes for the likes of Guy J and Gui Boratto.
Having already toured half the world,s chooling heaving crowds and bringing his trademark experimental DJ-ing style to the masses via multiple outputs of explosive techno, fx and loops all cut up and edited live. His DJ sets at international clubs and festivals in Europe, USA, Canada, Eastern Europe, South America, Australia and beyond, have seen him bring real voodoo to the dancefloor every time. Also running his own nomadic "Octopus presents" events, with guests like Josh Wink, Anja Schneider, Damian Lazarus, Nick Curly and Secretsundaze etc rolling out the emerging club night’s warehouse aesthetics in Barcelona and Dublin.
His proudest undertaking yet, his own new techno imprint, Octopus recordings, is now recognized by peer and press alike as one to watch. Praised for its feverish tracks and raw sound, it has kickstarted a plethora of main room stompers and leftfield underground bombs. With remixes from esteemed names like Carlo Lio, Ramon Tapia, DVS1, Joel Mull, Terence Fixmer, Ripperton, Gui Boratto, Norman Nodge, Jonas Kopp and bright new talent like Calculus and Clement Meyer, the young imprint is already making loud noise.
His upcoming artist album, an inventive hybrid mix of original tracks and parts, spanning 130 mins and comprising over 1013 individual clips mixed into one session, will show a bold step in studio experimentation. The project illustrates some achingly smart new production techniques and features everyone from Carlo Lio to Terence Fixmer, remixing the vibrant singles.
Whether conducting everlasting sweat soaked DJ sessions or creating timeless dance music, Sian is a truly diverse and original talent, at once chic and debonaire, always intensely inventive.