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EPISODE #086 BY SIMINA GRIGORIU

7/09/2018

Romanian-born, Toronto-bred Simina Grigoriu has been steadily racking up accolades during her decade-long career. Starting off as a DJ, she’s made the transition as a producer and kicked off own label Kuukou, a home for techno forward productions, where she calls all the shots. In this time she’s also transplanted to Berlin, a place she now calls home and the major source of her creative inspiration, a source as diverse as her influences. 

Simina’s musical roots stem deep in her childhood when she studied classical violin and keyboard. Coupled with her parents’ musical legacy and her passion for Hip Hop freestyling as a teen, it encapsulates the foundation of her style, an avenue she continues to explore to this day. 

Garnering on the exposure of Toronto’s clubs, where growing up, the likes of Jeff Mills, Josh Wink and Juan Atkins struck a chord, Simina’s style grew and developed constantly into the straightforward and uplifting techno she fronts today. 

Her first productions came to light on the Berlin label Sonat Records, followed by releases with Phrase Insane Records in Spain, Italy’s Intelectro Vibe, Urban Sound and Frequenza Records. A debut album was sure to follow, as Exit City became one of Susumu Records’ highest chart toppers. 

After a year long break, where she focused her efforts on motherhood while keeping an active studio schedule, Simina christens Kuukou Records in July 2016 with her inaugural EP “Techno Monkey’. Shortly after, she doles out “Matching Numbers” on Popof’s FORM, an immediate hit EP complete with a smashing remix by Julian Jeweil. She continues to release both on Kuukou as well as FORM while working on remixes and collaborations for numerous techno labels in parallel. 

An active globetrotter, Simina’s constantly touring, having wowed crowds at festivals and venues all over the world so it’s no surprise the Techno chief named her label Kuukou (Japanese for airport). She has been pushing a steady row of releases from the likes of Torsten Kanzler, Alfred Heinrichs, Martin Books, Daniel Boon with premium artists as remix support. 

Most recently 2017 has seen Simina embark on her yearly Asia tour, with highlights at Strawberry Festival and G-Festival, Elevator Shanghai and Beijing’s ultimate underground techno club “Lantern” - otherwise known as the Berghain of Beijing. 

Safe to say the coming months will provide a plethora of amazing releases, performances and surprises from one of Techno’s most dynamic ladies.


Tracklist:

01. Alfred Heinrichs - Mini Me (Simina Grigoriu Remix) - Kuukou Records
02. Aitor Ronda - Loveration (Original Mix) - Terminal M
03. Ilario Alicante - Virgo's Echoes (Original Mix) - Drumcode
04. UMEK - Shadow Tactics (POPOF Remix)
05. Julian Jeweil - Answer (Original Mix) - Drumcode
06. Alfred Heinrichs - Dreamcatcher (The YellowHeads Remix) - Kuukou Records
07. Adam Beyer, Joseph Capriati - Family Matters (Original Mix) - Drumcode
08. Thomas Schumacher - Wake Up (Original Mix) -
09. Joran Van Pol - Outsider (Original Mix) - ELEVATE
10. Simina Grigoriu - Edge Of The World (Housemeister Remix) - Kuukou Records
11. Stephan Hinz - As The Universe Glows (Original Mix) - Suara
12. Ilario Alicante - Figure of RA (Original Mix) - Drumcode

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NEW TALENTS #014 BY VILIUS J

7/02/2018

Vilius started producing in 2011 although he already had his first experiences in making music during his early childhood. 

His passion for Techno grew by trying out different genres which you can hear in his nowadays productions. 

Since then he released music on many labels like MONOTON:audio, Mistique Music, but his release schedule is still developing. 

His style varies from deep melodic structures to atmospheric pads and drones.

Tracklist:

01. Oxia - Reset (Original Mix) [Diversions Music]
02. Woo York - Burning With You (Original Mix) [Afterlife Records]
03. Popof - Alcoolic (Matt Sassari Remix) [Cr2 Records]
04. Drunken Kong - Don't See Me (Original Mix) [Tronic]
05. 2pole - Alone feat. Ursula Rucker (Original Mix) [Suara]
06. Vilius J - ASK (Original Mix) [Ditto Music]
07. Enrico Sangiuliano - Symbiosis (Original Mix) [Drumcode]
08. Aleksi P - GBLFT1740072 (Original Mix) [Trip]
09. Roma Zuckerman - So What (I Feel Dirty!) (Original Mix) [Trip]
10. Vilius J - WSFL (Original Mix) [Ditto Music]
11. Sad Girl - Aether (Original Mix) [Mary Go Wild Black]
12. KONTAL - Reflect (Original Mix) [Soma Records]

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EPISODE #085 BY ALEX NERI

5/28/2018

Alex Neri kicked off his career at a very young age, when his first taste into the music scene saw him DJing at various clubs in Tuscany, Italy. These were the years of the "new wave" / "electro funk" / "garage" / "house" of the 90s, and Alex quickly became well known across the leading clubs across the globe.

Alongside his DJing successes, he melted efforts with his business partner Marco Baroni to build the brand Kamasutra with releases that were felt on a global scale.

In 1999 Planet Funk were born and with their first single "Chase the Sun" they emerged at the top of global charts, and subsequently various albums and singles of equal success and industry acclaim. The band has released a total of 5 albums plus a “Best Of” and is currently releasing its sixth album.

Alex Neri has collaborated with the notable Tenax Club in Florence in starting the record label "Tenax Recordings", acclaimed both by the public and the music industry. The first single, "Housetrack", released in 2004 won the Siae prize for being the most sold album
from an independent label.

Tenax Recordings has showcased a myriad of well known DJs and Italian producers like Federico Grazzini, Ilario Alicante, Luca Bacchetti, Philipp&Cole and many more.

While Alex continues to produce, he also works on various remixing projects for many international and local artists.

At the very core, Alex's passion remains the club, where he can best express his pure love for music.
Always innovative his DJ sets are a fantastic marriage between experimental sounds and the best of house hitting dancefloors of today.


Tracklist:

1) Axel Boman - 1979
2) Seb Zito - 95-96
3) Liem, Eddie Ness - Whsou
4) The Martinez Brothers - H2DAIZZO (Peggy Gou Remix)
5) Zee - Ding on this
6) Dreamer G - I Got That Feelin (Josh Butler Remix)
7) Kenlou - The Bounce (MAW Records)
8) Kerri Chandler vs Nina Simone - Westwind
9) Enrico Mantini - Ecstasy
10) Jimpster - Inside the Loop
11) Mall Grab -  Menace II Society
12) Artist Unknown  - A1 Untitled WLSLTD03

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LOCAL HEROES #018 BY JONNY MARCIANO

5/14/2018

Marciano, based out of Montreal, Canada, is an Italian dj and producer. Known for his hard hitting and bottom heavy sound, he delivers an abundance of energy and weight with his DJ sets! 

With residencies at the infamous Stereo Montreal and Velvet, Marciano has built up quite a name for himself. 

He has played in Toronto, New York, Miami, Mexico and he is only just begun his career. As well he has been part of the infamous BPM festival in Playa Del Carmen and for Winter Music Conference in Miami! 

On the production side, Marciano has released originals and remixes on several heavy labels including Tronic, Stereo Productions, Elrow Music, Monique Musique, Funk n' Deep Records, Dirty Minds and many more.

He is honing in on his signature sound and to further solidify his reputation in the world of techno.

Marciano is also the creator and big boss of the hot techno label La Famiglia Recordings. With some of the biggest talents already on the label, Marciano's drive and focus are pushing it to the TOP. He has built a solid family and you should expect to hear and see a lot from this label.

Marciano is constantly evolving and will stop at nothing to attain the success and goals he has set his sights on.
Tracklist:

1. Woo York - Alien Worlds(Original Mix)
2. Apotheosis (Antonio De Angelis Remix)
3. Velasquez - Complot(Original Mix)
4. Loco & Jam - Merked(Original Mix)
5. Keith Carnal - Lcuy(Original Mix)
6. Flug - Kontrol (Original Mix)
7. Beico & Mt93 - Let There Be Dark(Original Mix)
8. Alan Fitzpatrick - Joy Rider(Original Mix)
9. D-Unity - Everybody(Original Mix)
10. Jonny Marciano, Tony Dee - Spectrum(Original Mix)
11. Schach Matt - Liberation(Original Mix)
12. Tiger Stripes - Bang(Original Mix)

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