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Rocco

A DJ for 20 years, Rocco’s career started in small underground Techno influenced clubs in Lyons, France, where he learned his trade alongside DJs like Laurent Garnier, Carl Cox, Louie Vega and DJ Deep.

After a stint in Portugal, Rocco teamed up with Alex Santos and Manoo in 2001 to form Rodamaal. The group quickly got a lot of attention and caught the ear of Ben Watt (from Everything But The Girl) who was starting his Buzzin’ Fly label at the time. Various EPs and singles for Buzzin’ Fly followed but it is the ‘Insomnia’ single - remixed by Âme - that is definitively the biggest single for Rodamaal, and it remains a Deep House classic.

While still working with his friends from Rodamaal Rocco started to release solo projects on various prestigious labels like Freerange, Defected, MN2S, Real Tone, and it is his single ‘Someday’, released on Real Tone - Franck Roger’s label - that propelled him as a major player status in the Deep House scene. Following the success of these releases Rocco went traveling extensively all over the...

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Abicah Soul

DJ Stax (aka Abicah Soul Project) grew up in Chicago during the days of the Warehouse and Muzic Box, and his DJ sets and production—like those of friends Glenn Underground, Boo Williams, Paul Johnson, and Gene Hunt—are heavily influenced by the pioneering work of Frankie Knuckles and Ron Hardy.
He began DJing in 1983, when he was only 12 years old, and has been a staple in the Chi-town rave and club scene since, holding residencies at Smartbar, Club4, and Ohm and doing weekly radio gigs for WNUR 89.3 and prepartyradio.com.
As a producer, Stax has landed releases on Objektivity, Classic, Jellybean, Nite Life Collective, Rush Hour, Wha? Roots, and several other labels.
An in-demand remixer, he has given tracks by Telepopmusik, Osunlade, Glenn Underground, and No Assembly Required (Dan X and Justin Long) the “Abicah” treatment.
His signature soulful, deeply-rooted, yet edgy afro-latin sound evidenced by recent tracks such as “Musique de Ve” (Eargasmic) is unique in dance music today and defies categorization.
Imagine Joe Claussell collaborating with me, or IsolÈe teaming up with Osunlad...

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Mephia

Born in Modena (IT) on 09.23.1989, Mephia actually lives in Berlin.
He approaches to electronic music in his teens and his desire to learn and exposure in underground clubs allow him to be known by the dancefloors and by some old school djs of his area which will soon allow him to work alongside them.
In several years of residence in club as a Black box(Fe-It) and Moxa(Mn-It) (points of reference for the current club scene in northern Italy) the young dj has played with a significant number of artists :
Mount Kimbie,Jimpster, Vakula,Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones,Layo& Bushwacka,Tom Trago, Troy Pierce, George Fitzgerald, Michel Cleis, Pastaboys, Ivan Iacobucci, Zepherin Saint (just to name a few)
Many influences characterize his set where warm and chill out atmospheres are mixed with house, deep and techno dub creating an ambiguous and indefinite wave that reflects his personality.
From the beginning of his productive career the releases are intense, emotional and include a variety of musical genres .
At the moment Mephia is collaborating with several labels from all over the world as Tribe Rec(uk),Society 3.0(De), Tunes...

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Vialocal

The New York City subway lines that run trough Manhattan inspired the Vialocal name. At any subway stop in Manhattan, one can find the sign "via local" written above the local train track. The local subway trains, as opposed to the "express" trains, stop at each and every subway stop in New York City. The choice of that specific name, than, is not random. The "via local" subway cars in themselves are all small theatres of the most spectacular and multi-racial city in the world, New York City. The music that Vialocal Recordings intend to release would be an appropriates soundtrack for those subway cars. That is one of the reasons why Vialocal Recordings' music will not be able to be categorized and it aims to meet the different musical tastes of diverse listeners. Different musical tastes as diverse the "via local" subway cars user are in Manhattan.

LEONARDO CHEVY's musical roots go back to the eighties because of is innate passion for disco and early raw house music. He boasts an unbelievable music collection with uncountable pieces of rare records and tapes. Gradualy, Leonardo Chevy has turned his passion for music into spinning music in clubs, playing in some of the mo...

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Jinadu

With influences stemming from his Anglo African background and early classical piano training, Jinadu’s singing, song writin...g and production are bringing a new flavour to modern pop music. He has released several 12" singles and collaborated with numerous artists including Kirk Degiorgio/As One, Jimpster, Si Begg (SI Futures), Ad Bourke and Domu to name a few.
Live, Jinadu recently played the main stage of The Big Chill festival as one half of The Beauty Room, a band who have garnered much high praise for their debut album. Their second, much anticipated album is due for release this year.

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