The House Cartel
Mark Broom BIO:
Mark Broom - 2020 Vision - Material - London UK
Since the start of 90s, Former East Londoner now Norfolk based Mark Broom has always been a name that is synonymous with the UK electronic music scene. A truly prolific artist, he has a myriad of production credits to his name having worked with world renowned labels such as Mo-Wax, Warp, R&S, Soma, Ifach (with Baby Ford ) Bpitch Control, Platzhirsch,Rotary Cocktail, Material and more recently 2020 vision, Saved, Cocoon, Blueprint & Beard Man It all started in the summer of 89 when he landed in Tenerife on vacation and stumbled across the delights of the emerging sounds of Chicago & Acid House. Returning to the UK, he immediately went in search of this new found music a pair of turntables were bought and with it, a musical career was born. , He has also had the pleasure of reworking material from artists such as Dubfire, Edit Select, F.U.S.E, Dj 3000, Alan Fitzpatrick Mark has had a string of high class releases over the last 12 months Highlights being the Acclaimed SQ18 EP on Cocoon, M28 EP on Gynoid Audio, Vault 5 for Ostugut & the new project with James Ruskin as "The Fear Ratio".
Dasha Rush (Sonic Groove/ Fullpanda/ Berlin)
- Live set
Dasha Rush BIO:
Dasha Rush , real name Dasha Ptitsyna Van Celst
Russian born, well-travelled Moscovite has spent most of her time between Paris, London and Japan, combining her activities as techno producer and dj with multi-artistic collaborations alongside artists and dancers. Her first live performances formed part of gallery exhibitions, using sound installations and theatre performances, exploring the emotional and technological aspects of electronic music. She now runs her own techno label “Fullpanda” and a more experimental sub label "Hunger to create"
Her first techno release on “Fullpanda “was quite successful, track called "Shtirlitz" was taking places in various dj's charts. In 2006 her debut album "Forms ain't Formats”, where she combine dancefloor rhythms and bass lines with experimental soundscapes, mixing cold industrial with minimalistic atmosphere . This release provoke numerous reaction and reviews from international music magazines, dj , producers as well as several following Ep's. Never stopped experimenting, In 2009 She released her second album, called "I run iron I run ironic" on "Hunger to Create records",
Regardless techno community expectations, Dasha took risk to hit a different musical aspect, pointing towards experimentation based on “concrete” music combining with French pop . Presentation of the release was taking place, as special live concert with elements of theater play , at the small church , Theaterkaplle in Berlin. This release provoked very diverse opinions, followed by some reviews
In several music magazines like De:bug, Groove and more.
Electronic beats :
“This is the second album from the strange and twisted world inhabited by Dasha Rush and a bunch of broken sounding machines. While her first album was cast from a more conventional template, “I Run Iron I Run Ironic” comes from a weirder and more interesting place. Like Pole or Pete Namlook if they had a dose of wry feminine humour, Dasha weaves a thread of inky blackness through the many layers of her sonic collage.”
Same period Dasha and her label “Fullpanda “follows with other press reviews.
In January 2010 Dasha releasing for legendary label Sonic Groove records. 3 track release "Sonic State" on Sonic Groove can be described as dark, futuristic, industrialized subsonic bass techno for the mind and the feet. This is the current day techno sound for a brand new decade. Following the review on RA and charts by Marcel Fengler , Peter Van Hoesen and more..
Following the interview for New York public media tv/net portal “Thirteen”
Dasha's dj mixes "Intense vertical" and "Sleepless horizontal" for the very respected blog, mnmlssg.blogspot.com ,wish shows reach universe of Dasha’s musical creativity from pure techno to more subtle ,intelligent and experimental work , have received several reviews and was also listed as mix of the day on Resident Advisor.
By the end of the year 2010 Dasha creates a new project “LADA” in collaboration with Berliner Lars Hemmerling. Later on Dasha Rush coming with “Unspoken” ep. In this release Dasha Rush bringing up a mixture of rather rare techno electronic experimentations, and synthesized sounds more akin to the brief movement of underground music. Where roots of such sound partially go back to the early 20th century that rise to significant Art Movements now days ,that encouraged experimentation with various musical (and non musical) forms, while rejecting more conventional, tradition-bound styles of expression. By Including the elements of contemporary dance music and experimentations with deep , slightly dark undefined sounds as for the titles like “ Veloure rouge” or “Unspoken” , that has been charted by artists like Cio D’or , Efdemin , Obtane , and has been followed by video work :
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Now days Dasha Rush performs Live acts and dj sets all over the globe.
If taking Fullpanda slogan , which perfectly describe musical attention of Dasha Rush and related labels ,no need more words
"All you need is ears".
Alex Monster (Little Helpers, Frequenza, Substudio)
ALEX MONSTER BIO:
Alex Monster a.k.a. Reflux (Alex Monster,Andrea Giuliani,Luca Rossetti) apart from pushy nasty look rhythm, also emphasises more agressive, "industrial" & retro sounds. Born in 1984, showed interest for music and computers in early childhood. After finishing piano in Primary music school, she played drums and bass guitar in punk band. 2000. she became techno lover and 2004 started with practicing on decks and CDJs. Ever since the beginning of her DJ career, she's been supported by famous local DJs, who shaped up her technic & made her taste in music more sophisticated.
Her favorite genre is underground minimal,synth pop, disco, electro funk,new wave,punk,industrial and she wants to stay underground artist! Last two years she uses strictly Ableton Live for mixing and analog instruments for production, because it provides more possibilities and chance to experiment with weird and retro sounds. She worked with the most popular Serbian DJs&Producers (Fakir Noise Destruction,Boza Podunavac, Marko Nastic, Dejan Milicevic, Gramophonedzie, Lale, Goya & Natasha, Vladimir Acic, Daniel Alexandar, Kobaya,Vlada Machar,Car Z,Nikola Grebovic,Milosh Pavlovic,Titan....), in regional clubs and festivals in Serbia,Vojvodina,Croatia,Slovenia,Bosnia&Herzegovina,Montenegro,Germany (Plastic, Andergraund, xLagoom, Energija, Amnesia, Bastion,Askari club,BERGHAIN,Golden Gate,M-Bia,MIKZ,Exit 07,Exit 08,Touch fest,Ecos fest,Supernatural fest,Heineken StarMuse....) and as support to foreign colleagues (Marc Houle, Mathew Jonson, John Acquaviva, Pascal FEOS, Tom Clark, Gregor Tresher, Armand Van Helden, Todd Terry, Mikael Stavöstrand, Dino Psaras, Cave, Mulattos, Niko Schwind, Didier de la Boutique, Turmspringer, Click Click ,Marco Dassi, Kaiserdisco, Harry Axt, Holgi Star...) She's been officially recognized as "Exit 2007 Breakthrough artist".
With Staffan Sladik and Party Monsters project, she signed track Odostraga for Traffica Rec, which is released in Soulfood VA as well. Thanx to this, they performed at Traffica Showcase at Urban Bug stage at "Exit 008". 2008 she joined FEMALE:PRESSURE organization, 2009 Artefekz Muzik and Punkt vor Strich Records, 2010 Fourth Kind Records, Substudio Records where released track Alex Monster- 25 Peaches (Andrea Giuliani & Luca Rossetti RMX), was charted on position No6 at Beatport minimal chart and after that success she started working on new project "REFLUX" with Andrea Giuliani & Luca Rossetti. Also K:lender Recordings Berlin compilation "End of Season 3" has been at position No.1 @ Techno Chart www.djshop.com including Alex Monster & Tiari-Dunkler Raum. First RefluX EP "Limbo" has been supported by JOHN ACQUAVIVA, RICHIE HAWTIN, PACO OSUNA, PAUL RITCH, ITALOBOYZ, ROLAND M. DILL,AKA AKA, DANILO VIGORITO, STEPHAN BODZIN, MIRO PAJIC, KAISERDISCO, JON SILVA, CLICK CLICK, MAX COOPER, ALAN FITZPATRICK, ELECTRIC INDIGO and charted @ top 20 minimal chart, also #86 position all genres on www.decks.de. 2011 and 2012 will be even bigger for her, 'cause she's working on important projects with known artists for top labels.
The HOUSE CARTEL ( Momentum / Jyre Records )
The House Cartel is a NYC-founded movement; founded and led by four dance-music enthusiasts who go by their own pseudonyms: Capo, Zelev, Louie Patron, & Jay R. These four music selectors/DJs/techno tour guides can each be found on their own corner of the dance-music spectrum each bringing their own strengths (musical and otherwise) to the table to create, deliver, and share with all other enthusiasts their unique blend of dance music by fusing techno/tech-house/progressive elements in one big mish-mosh of energy and funk.
Each participant of THC has a different level of experience and growth within the music scene in NY. Some of them actively participating in NYC club culture since 03-04 while the others have helped keep the Momentum going starting in the late 2000s. Almost all of them developed their passion for dance-music within the high-energy Trance genre but have all moved on to the deeper, darker more refined sounds of techno and deep progressive house, while keeping elements of their roots in their music.
The House Cartel have never been ones to wait around for a break. While developing and networking under NYC-based progressive house legend, Jason Jollins, THC broke off and started organizing their own small-scale events in 2009 at the former Liquid Vibe in Long Island City, Queens. They headlined their own events there, gaining experience and learning how to control a crowd and string them along as they pleased throughout a musical experience, while also playing events for their mentor at NYCs mainstream dance music locale, Pacha NYC. Throughout 2011 and 2012, they frequently were found further honing their technique in Pacha's basement for Jason Jollins' parties and other trance events.
In October 2011, they met a group of dance-music enthusiasts like themselves that helped take a group of four budding DJs that called themselves The House Cartel and turned it into a full-blown movement. They are collectively known today as 'Momentum'. They debuted at Momentum for Zelev's birthday bash in October of 2011 and were invited back several times to play in 2012 before being invited by Momentum boss Stephen Eaves to join him as weekly residents. From there, the rest is history.
2012 was a massive year for THC, forging important friendships and partnerships and creating a force that has quickly engulfed the NYC underground nightlife. Momentum, their weekly Wednesday event alongside Matias Jofre's Rite of Wednesdays has picked up massive steam becoming NY's go-to location on a Wednesday evening.
While 2012 was huge for THC and their friends, 2013 is set to be even bigger in scale with their Momentum events set with interesting, large scale bookings throughout the year; starting with Pan-Pot on January 20th, Miss Kitten & Ambivalent joining forces for an event on January 26th (both at SRB in Brooklyn) and with Dusty Kid and Andreas Henneberg set for
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