Theo Parrish grew up on Chicago house parties. He went to art school in Kansas City, and then moved to Detroit. His eclectic DJ sets in Detroit in the late '90s and early in this millennium are legendary. "Love of the music should be the driving force of any producer, performer or DJ. Everything else stems from that core, that love. With that love, sampling can become a tribute; An expansion on ideas long forgotten, reconstruction, collage.
Born and raised in the western suburbs, Derrick was into music from a young age, but during his teens Chicago´s house scene sucked him in for good. Before long Derrick became a strong presence in Chicago´s underground dance scene. "When I got my driver´s license at 16 my sneak ability was validated," he laughs. "I was a fierce bedroom jock for a long time. After you mix for the love of it for six or seven years, you get it pretty tight and you can take it on the road." Derrick got by working at dance–music specialty stores like Gramaphone and gigging at parties.
Danilo Plessow is a hard man to pigeonhole. Since 2003, he's been producing broken beat and jazzier material with Joachim Tobias under the Inverse Cinematics banner. Their debut full-length Passin' Through was released this year, but there's another reason why people have been talking about Plessow in 2008. He's the man that's responsible for the Motor City Drum Ensemble project, producing music which seems to encapsulate the spirit of Detroit despite being made in Stuttgart - a place that - next to Wolfsburg - is considered Germany's own 'motor city'.
Producer, DJ, musician and song writer from London. 2010 has certainly been the year that 23 year old Maya Jane Coles announced herself as one of the most talented up and coming artists in electronic music. In the years preceding a steady output of techy cuts on labels such as Dogmatik and 1trax simmered away catching the attention of cluded up heads and savy A&R people alike. It was her debut EP on Franck Roger’s Real Tone though that ignited the fire of hype and boosted her profile on the global stage receiving heavy support from the house & techno elite.
The music is with Soul T all the time, that's one of the most important things in his life. Besides playing on the decks, Soul T has been a DJ since 2002, but nowadays he also make a lot of own productions. He started his music career from making hip-hop tracks and that music was used in few films by Jan Komasa, the first film "Nice to See You" won the third prize at Cinefondation Short Film Award in Cannes in 2004. A year later, a few tracks were used in "Oda do radosci".
DJ Garth is a pioneering House music DJ who is largely credited with both defining and capturing the sound of San Francisco house music in the late 1990s. As a recording artist, his production is featured on several San Francisco club anthems such as "Twenty Minutes of Disco Glory". He co-founded the Wicked Sound system and established a series of memorable underground parties which were important in putting San Francisco on the club/rave map.
The Revenge is part of the Five20East squad. Productions include re-edits, house, hip-hop and techno. He has worked with several other producers over the years including Sub Club's Harri, who he records under the Mothership Inc moniker with. Other productions include work for 6th Borough Project, OOFT Music, Deportivo Street Team, Cronk Family Enterprises and more.
Growing up in a log cabin in rural Vermont, Morgan Page began composing electronic-oriented music at the age of 14. By 15, his work appeared on local college radio and commercial stations in his hometown of Burlington, and began to spread to other cities. Towards the end of high school, Morgan got his own radio show at The University of Vermont, filling in for a friend on a popular Saturday night slot. This turned into a weekly endeavor that introduced Morgan to the vast assortment of electronic music that came by the boxload every week.