With his heady, intricately woven tracks and ominously funky live performances, Bruno Pronsato is one of technoâ€™s most intriguing artists. His sound is full of contradictions: abstract but organic, sexy but drab, and though most of his records could easily stir a dance floor, they exist purely for themselves, never compromised for club potential. In music, as in life, Bruno likes to get weird, and the suspense that permeates his music often earns him the title of â€œminimal.â€ But itâ€™s the deeply emotional momentsâ€”the warm, amber tones of tracks like â€œWhat We Wish,â€ â€œAt Home Iâ€™m a Touristâ€ and â€œThe Make Up The Break Upâ€â€” that point to Brunoâ€™s true objective: as he blurted out to an Italian journalist last year, â€œI just want to make romantic techno.â€
In 2006, Bruno moved from Seattle to Berlin to do techno full time, and it wasnâ€™t long before he made a name for himself. His debut 12" was released in 2003 on Orac, a Kompakt distributed label, and was followed the next year by a full-length album, Silver Cities. Soon Bruno had the attention of labels like Philpot and Musique RisquÃ©e, both of whom released Brunoâ€™s next EPâ€™s. By 2005, Brunoâ€™s live performanceâ€”an unusually nimble and improvisatory actâ€”began receiving praise from XLR8R, The Wire, and dozens of underground European zines. It also piqued the interest of Ricardo Villalobos and Perlon boss Zip, who invited Bruno to play in their laptop super-group, Narod Nikki. Around this time, Bruno formed a duo with Sammy Dee called Half Hawaii. The pair played at nightclubs around Europe and international festivals like Mutek, and released two slick minimal records on Perlon and Hello? Repeat. But Brunoâ€™s real breakthrough came in 2007 when he released Why Canâ€™t We Be Like Us, a strange and beautiful album that received a â€œ5/5â€ from Resident Advisor and endless accolades throughout the blogosphere. This secured Brunoâ€™s position as one of technoâ€™s most imaginative and virtuosic artists, a reputation he easily maintained with his next two releases: the weird and sultry Whereâ€™d You Learn to Kiss That Way on Hello? Repeat, and Take 1/ Take 2, a jazz-infected house jam he did with Daze Maxim, under the name Others.
In 2009, Bruno started his own label, thesongsays. It was partly a matter of necessity; he needed an imprint for his most ambitious work yet, a 38-minute epic called The Make Up The Break Up, so he decided to simply release it himself. Possibly his best work to date, The Make Up The Break Up received a deluge of praise upon its release, including another â€œ5/5â€ from Resident Advisor. Later that year, thesongsays released its second record, a debut EP called What Iâ€™ve Lost by Benoit & Sergio. Dripping with half-ironic romantic sentiment, What Iâ€™ve Lost is a daringly unfashionable EP that, perhaps even more than his own tracks, reveals Bruno for who he truly is: a post-punk inspired techno artist that loves staying up all night, sipping whiskey with his pinky crooked.
From a young age Dan was drawn to various forms of electronic music through pirate radio in London.
After recording many shows from the airwaves, Dan's passion for sound continued to grow in 1994 when he got his 1st set of turntables and started collecting records.
As a teenager spending hours in London's West End record shops, he later progressed by working full time in two of the city's independent stores.
With 9 years behind the counter increasing his knowledge of sound and lifestyle, he later moved onto the clubs and playing at various venues across London's dynamic underground scene and co-promoting the event 'Mode:Play' bringing a different edge to the dance floor.
As one third of the collective 'Deep End Soundsystem (D.E.S)' Dan's sound has various influences and ranges through a wide spectrum of House & Techno.
The future sees him continuing to progress on his journey as a DJ while also getting involved into more production for 2012.
**Ken & Davy
London living Belgian twins, Ken and Davy Vandegaer, are past residents of the infamous Cafe d'Anvers, one of Belgiums biggest clubs, and the founders of Down_Under, their successful club night which they started at Club Silo 3 years ago. Totally passionate about electronic music, the guys are bringing their driving take on deep house and techno into the London scene these days, throwing parties at the cities coolest warehouse spaces. Having shared the decks with the likes of tINI, Martinez, Kozo & Cezar in London and Matthias Tanzmann, Federico Molinari, Christian Burkhardt,, Matthias Kaden,etc. at Silo in Belgium, they are now ready for their next adventure at Fuse, where they will host Down Under from October onwards. To complete their musical journey they nicely blend house with techno, old and new, their sets are forward thinking and energetic, driven by the vibe of the moment. When they are not playing behind the decks you can find them in the studio working on their own productions.