R1: Lost Souls
Samuel L Session (Drumcode / Affin / Klap Klap)
Rebekah (Decoy/Cult Figures/8 Sided Dice)
Chris Stanford (EarToGround / Lost Souls)
Tred Benedict (Spilt Milk)
Mark d'Ground (Magma)
R2: Sub Terrania
Style of Eye (Dirtybird/Classic)
Nikola Gala (Ibadan Records/Rekids/Freerange)
Mauro Ferno & Mestivan (Celestial Recordings/Sub Terrania)
Chloe Fontaine (Byrdz)
Glove (Flux - Pt)
Justin Steel (Tangerine/Cubism)
Clint Lee (Wild Life)
Jb & Marta de Valle
Joe Le Groove & Jay Tempest
Secret special guests (look out for wristbands on the night for entry)
For August's supernova edition we welcome a quartet of London's finest party starters to take things to another level: Lost Souls, Sub Terrania, Paradox & SHE. Taking centre stage throughout the 3 indoor areas and alfresco spaces, we welcome very special guestand Swedish techno star, Samuel L Session, the UK's first lady of techno - Rebekah, Swedish house star Style Of Eye (Dirtybird/Classic) and deep house & techno perpetrator, Nikola Gala (Ibadan Records/Rekids/Freerange)...
SAMUEL L SESSION is widely regarded as a pioneer of the techno genre. With a string of killer releases under his belt this Swedish stars productions are a constant presence in sets from fellow luminaries such as Laurent Garnier, Rolando, Francois Kevorkian, Christian Smith, Slam, Steve Rachmad, Joris Voorn, Richie Hawtin, Jeff Mills, Adam Beyer & many more. In addition to his own releases; Kevin Saunderson, Jerome Sydenham, Audio Soul Project, Len Faki and Alexi Delano among others, have all had their music tweaked and remade by the man. His DJ sets are renowned around the world - he is a stunning technician at the top of his game, a master of his craft, we look forward to him injecting his high tech funk onto the floor...
REBEKAH: Her residency in Birmingham for Eclectricity has seen her play for Cocoon parties alongside Sven Vath, Dubfire, Loco Dice, Marco Carola and Luciano. “In a world where promo reactions count for nothing, Rebekahs' recent tracks have been road tested by none other than Richie Hawtin himself, Flirting with Death has been found in his sets in the past year. Along with her remix of Matadors' Blond Slackers on Stolen Moments which has been played by Chris Leibing, Adam Beyer, Perc, Dustin Zahn, Tommy Four Seven, Alan Fitzpatrick and Sandwell District over the last eight months at festivals, podcasts and included in Beatport charts, citing this as Rebekah’s biggest production to date and one of the underground techno tracks of 2011. Proving that the quality of her production skills has started to be taken notice by her peers.” Throwing down her seductive groovy techno sounds, we look for forward to her serenading us on the 18th......
STYLE OF EYE: Linus Eklöw's amalgamation of jackin' Chicago house and modern European electronics continued to win him many admirers during the '00s. In 2007 fellow Swede John Dahlbäck signed Linus's stomping H-Bomb to his Pickadoll label, setting in motion a run of releases that in 2008 would see the debut Style of Eye full-length, Duck, Cover And Hold, hit shelves in addition to the standout single "Girls". The album signalled a new high-water mark for Linus, adroitly weaving together a culmination of his work thus far in a thrilling mixed format across 13 tracks. 2008 was also the year that Claude VonStroke and his Dirtybird imprint formalized their interest in Linus's bumping sound with the release of The Big Kazoo EP (a first Beatport 10 entry for Linus), which was followed up the next year by The Race EP.
The endorsements also continued to come in through the remix sphere. In this regard, a precedent was set back in 2004 when Linus completed a standout version The Knife's "Heartbeats"—which was in fact his first-ever officially released remix and (understandably) remains one of his proudest achievements to date. World renowned acts such as Moby, Lily Allen, Empire Of The Sun, Miike Snow and Swedish House Mafia have also been among those to call on Linus's remixing talents in the recent past, marking him out as a producer who can take on the big guns (and win).
As plentiful as his production credits have been, we wouldn't be here now if it wasn't backed up by skills behind the decks. Linus has been a DJ of international acclaim throughout his career, leading to requests for three mixed compilations—one for OM Records, two for Ministry of Sound—and gigs at major festivals and club events throughout the world. Taking the last 12 months as a microcosm, Linus has enjoyed show stopping performances at events like Creamfields in the UK, Amnesia in Ibiza, Tomorrowland in Belgium, Peace & Love festival in Sweden, Fusion festival in Germany, Mansion in Miami and the Roseland Ballroom in New York...
NIKOLA GALA: Part of the exciting wave of Greek talents coming up in house and techno over the last decade, Nikola Gala is a prolific producer whose impeccably produced tracks have become big releases for Ibadan Records, Rekids, Freerange Records and Plastic City. Since relocation to Berlin, this has only encouraged and fostered his promising career. Consider the passionate vibes of the track "Broken Chords" on Freerange, or the experimental ethno-mesmeric collaborations with Claap Records founder and good friend, GummiHz. Nikola is especially proud of his releases for Rekids - regarded by many as one of the leading record labels in the entire underground scene. Nikola acknowledges the move to Berlin has influenced his sound, but is quick to reassure us of another constant characteristic of his music: "I like to play energetic music with an uplifting character, even if I play deep or tech-house beats. People are going to clubs to have a good time and enjoy themselves, so bringing a smile to peoples faces is priority number one for me." Armed with undeniable talent, imagination and the gift of soulful expression, we can only imagine what the future holds for Nikola.
Moby, Matthias Tanzmann, Justin Martin, Roberto Rodriguez, Matt Tolfrey, Shaun Reeves, Ryan Crosson, Kabale und Liebe, Hobo, Guy J, Inxec, Eddie Richards, Jozif, Tom Clark, Todd Bodine, Daniel Dreier, Philip Bader, Tigerskin - live, Lee Curtiss, Alejandro Vivanco, Rocky, Chris Woodward, Alex Arnout, Toni D, Arnaud Le Texier, Nisekay, Leon, Ethyl, Smokin Jo, Livio & Roby, Rosario Internullo, Psychemagik, Yousef, Bloody Mary, Mihai Popoviciu, Neverdogs, Anderson Noise, Uto Karem, Ian Pooley, Dani Casarano, Felipe Valenzuela, Mass Prod, Gauthier DM, Greg Brockmann, Claudio Coccoluto, Federico Scavo, Danilo Vigorito, Dj Ralf, Julian Perez, Siopis, Bloody Mary...