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Entail presents Okie Dokie Warehouse Party with Martinez (Cocoon / Moon Harbour) photo gallery
Saturday 16th March 2013 Okie Dokie meets Martinez at London Bridge for another amazing warehouse party. The event will feature an incredible lineup of the industries most cutting-edge artist.
★ Martinez (Cocoon / Moon Harbour)
Martinez, by birth Martin Swanstein, was born in 1981 and raised in the southernmost part of Sweden. At an early age he discovered techno and house music. Since he already played various instruments it was a natural progression to begin producing music himself. He also got into DJing and started hunting down techno records and got into mixing. Some years later, a demo tape earned him the opportunity to develop his production skills in the Wrong Steps studio in Stockholm, where he co-produced some of his own tracks together with the French producer Manuel Perez. One of these early tracks later appeared as “Late Night Groove” on Martin's debut 12" on the Swedish label Deeplay Music.
In 2000 Martinez moved from his small hometown in Swedish to the more open musical climate of the Danish capital, Copenhagen. This encouraged him to put even more time and energy into his music productions and not long after this he landed a record deal with the renowned Guidance Recording label in Chicago. First out was the “Laidback Grooves EP” with its mix of Deep House and Broken Beats and two more EP were to follow. Martinez earlier work includes remixes for Danish pop/house act Filur as well as Silicone Soul, Jussi Pekka, Dibaba, Spiro Projecto and later Underworld, Luna City Express, Miss Kittin, Mathew Dear & Seth Troxler, Joel Mull, Leon and his remix of Nathan Fake's “The Sky Was Pink” was a big hit in the DJ world.
Martinez's sound begun in the deeper & jazzier fields of electronic music. In the middle of 2003 Martinez began to feel a stronger passion for the techier and more experimental sounds of house music. He started to work more with samples and electro-based sounds as well as introducing something he's coined as "Cosmic House" - a spacey house sound mixing up tech, atmosphere and colorful melodies. Not long after this Martinez received a call from Steve Bug interested in a release on his deep/tech house imprint, Dessous Recordings. This resulted in the "Skywalker EP”, which didn't disappoint and inspired a whole new side to Martinez's music, edgier and more twisted, the more so the better!
In the summer of 2004 Martinez launched his own label, Out of Orbit Recordings, which has been a platform not only for his own music, but for his friends too: Trentemoller had a huge success with Beta Boy/orb003 and Zvukbroda, Nima Gorji, Robert Babicz, Jussi Pekka & Robert Leiner have also released material. Martinez also released two tracks on the Berlin based Get Physical label and in 2005 “Shadowboxing” came out on Steve Bug's new imprint, Audiomatique Recordings. In November that year, Martinez also released a vinyl only album called “Internal Space” on his Out of Orbit imprint. It was praised and played by Sven Väth, John Digweed and Loco Dice to name a few.a
Towards the end of 2006 Martinez's music taste and productions began to develop in new directions again and he ventured deeper into his love for the minimalistic techno oriented sounds. More stripped down and focused on fewer sounds. After a while in the studio experimenting with this sound he launched a new label called: “Re:connected”, an output for Martinez's more minimal and techno oriented productions. Martinez's first two releases on Re:connected exploded and were highly supported by major international DJ’s such as: Richie Hatwin, Ricardo Villalobos, Sven Väth, Loco Dice and Miss Kittin. 2007 witnessed the continual success of productions in this vein and that year he released his second full
length album, "A Chemical Imbalance" in November. This release is a modern techno album with influences of ambient, Dub early Deep House, influenced by his love for the label Guidance.
From that point on Martinez’ releases developed more and more towards Minimal Techno, until in 2008 when he returned to a more housy style, kicking off with his release “Momowha”. Finally, in 2010 Martinez released his third album “The Paradigm Shift” on Moon Harbour Recordings. On this album Martinez rides the perfect balance between Dancefloor and Chillout tunes. Mainly influenced by Chicago House, "The Paradigm Shift" also covers Techno, Breakbeat and dubby Downtempo sounds.
Martinez great skills as a DJ along with impeccable taste, has given him a strong DJ reputation worldwide. He's often seen in the booths of various quality clubs and parties around the globe. He’s played together with major DJ's such as Michael Mayer, Miss Kittin, Guido Schneider, Onur Özer, Loco Dice & Sven Väth, in clubs such as D-Edge in Sao Paulo, Crobar in Buenos Aires, Amnesia in Ibiza, Space in Ibiza, Pacha in Ibiza, Fabric in London, Cocoon in Frankfurt and Panorama Bar in Berlin to name a few.
★ Jack & I (Art of Dark / Entail)
After rising steadily through the primordial soup of London’s house music underworld for the past few years…successfully taking on all of the usual floors along the way, the last 12 months in particular have seen a rapid evolution for Jack & I toward the forefront of the current crop of ‘names to watch’.
A heavy release schedule now ensues with releases on Keep On, Zietlos, Tools & Stuff & NTR already gaining the love and support of Seth Troxler, Maceo Plex, Luciano and many more.
In addition their head residency with the secretive and extremely well respected ‘Art of Dark’ in London and the accompanying momentum, has lead to them playing across the city alongside the likes of Andrew Grant, Rodriguez Jr, Loco Dice, Hector, Maya Jane Coles, Christian Burkhardt, Clockwork, Egal 3, Martin Buttrich and many more in the past year, including three stand out sets for Wetyourself! at fabric
★ Inigo Surio (Beiak Records / Finest Cut)
Inigo Surio AKA DJ Largo was born in San Sebastian in 1971 and has been playing records since he was 16. At 18 things started to take off when he moved to London and came into contact with the late eighties dance scene . Largo moved back to San Sebastian in ‘91, taking with him this London influence. He began promoting events and playing in some of northern Spain’s best clubs: Ku, Keops, Pagoa, Matraka and Jazzberri.
Largo also has Regular gigs in Pagoa (Basque country) And Residency at Komplot (San Sebastian) and Be Bop (San Sebastian) Despite his success as a DJ and promoter in Spain, London was where the action was and in ‘95 he returned to the UK. From this time he was a regular with the Clueless System, legendary for their underground parties in East Anglia. Towards the end of the nineties Largo teamed up with Lulu (Clueless System) and set up The Wave; a club night and radio show of the same name based in Cambridge featuring guests Dave Angel and Nathan Cole amongst others.
Also at this time he enjoyed a residency with Subfunk, again in Cambridge, hosted by Vigi and Mr.B (Streetwise Records, TCR). This time, Largo shared the DJ booth with heavyweights such as Matthew Bushwaka and Dave Mothersole. In 2001 Digital Disco was born, a collaboration of Vjs, Djs and dancers which founding members Lulu and Jim Masters invited Largo to join. Here he played alongside Laurent Garnier, Derrick May, Carl Craig, Richie Hawtin and Carl Cox.
Largo’s underground style and solid foundation in the Cambridge scene has enabled him to not only play across East Anglia and in London at The End, Heaven and the Velvet Room but also in countless cities across Europe from Barcelona to Rome to Zurich and Ibiza. During his time in Cambridge, Largo hosted a radio show on Pirate TV (a project set up by Ninja Tunes and Cold Cut) and played at Glastonbury festival several times (1999, 2004, 2005).
He was a founding member of the Labour of Love crew whose warehouse parties defined the local scene in 2004 and 2005 and hosted the second room at Boomslang (nominated for Breakbeat club night of the year 2005, 2006, 2007) both as part of the Labour of Love crew and as a separate entity. Collaborating with Jim Masters in 2005-2007, Largo was instrumental in creating the Bottom Heavy night inviting Derrick May, Josh Wink, Kenny Hawkes, Carl Craig, Colin Dale, Trevor Rockliffe and Dave Angel as their guests.
Largo has played regularly at The Aquarium, The Rhythm Factory, Café 1001, AKA, The Den, Egg and has hosted the baby box at Ministry of Sound a number of times. He continues to work across Europe and he was embarked on a tour of Argentina in November 2007.
In tandem with his DJ work, Largo has focused on the development of Beiak records. For Beiak, he produces music as a solo artist and in partnership with Zero as TEK. He also uses the label as a platform to promote others artists Such as Roby C, Riva Starr, Le Jockey, Rico Casazza , La Gosse , Tomoki Tamura , Joolzki , Gepy and many more.
Largo is currently working in the studio on projects consisting of different flavours and styles that takeover the dance floor; including work with Piso Records, Submoover, Xpemental records and his own labels: Beiak Records, Labour of Love and Finest Cut Records : the latest creation.
His interest in electronic music dates back to his adolescence, mainly by listening to techno and house music.
Born in 1989, djing came as second nature to him and soon enough so was producing.
First, by playing in private parties for friends. Then, more and more often in bars and clubs all over paris
and london were he really started to produce and finished is first ep (uno solo)
Music is his first love, and what excites him is being able to evolve their sound and share it with everyone,
creating a special atmosphere for a unique moment.
This is a limited capacity event, 600 tickets will be sold and only in advance!
State of the art sound system, live visuals and exceptional music in a warehouse environment. Tickets go on sale with only 100 Early Birds available, second and third ticket releases to follow
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