When it comes to musical selection, passion for his craft and finesse on the decks, Dimitri From Paris is second to none. A man who has dedicated the last thirty years to honing his skills and sharing his love of all kinds of music, he has evolved from a bedroom DJ, to a radio presenter, remixer, a producer in his own right and a globally-renowned purveyor of great music.
In contrast to the egocentric, ?hands in the air?, DJ God character that is increasingly becoming the norm in certain spheres, Dimitri stays true to the traditions handed down by generations before him.
With a career spanning three decades, Dimitri knows exactly how to work a crowd, whether they?re familiar with his work or not. His story began in the early-80s, when he went from bedroom DJing to being a DJ on French station Radio 7. His career soon progressed and he spearheaded the first ever house show on Radio NRJ, Europe?s biggest FM radio network, 26 years ago. In the years since, Dimitri has picked up a number of accolades and presitigious assignments, including remix work for pop luminaries such as Bjork, New Order, Quincy Jones, Chic, James Brown and The Jackson 5. This in turn led to Dimitri making his own edits of tracks, informing his knowledge of how music works and boosting his production skills. His debut album, Sacrebleu, was named album of the year by Mixmag in 1996 and drew influence from a range of inspirations such as movie soundtracks, jazz, disco, samba and house.
Lacking a frontline dancer, I have been making people dance for more than 30 years.
And that's that.
Asako Fujimoto is a sound artist and musician interested in sonic representations of nature as well as algorithmic composition.
She developed her music background in NYC's electronic music scene. She works with analog and digital synthesizers, acoustic/field recordings, and also as a vocalist in solo projects and collaborated with several groups on live performances, touring and releasing materials.
After moved her base in europe, started to work on sound design for multimedia art installations, spatial audio and algorithmic compositions which have been exhibited around the world through the years( ZKM, European Capital of Culture, Venice Biennale, Athens Digital Art Festival, Hermitage Museum, etc). She continues to work on sounds with new medias, audio/visual installational performances as well as theater and film collaborations.
Every DJ would like to think themselves a real musical connoisseur, but Hunee really is - it's not him that says so, but pretty much anyone else whenever the man born Hun Choi pops up in conversation. His DJ sets have of course taken him all over the world from Aus to Asia, America to Europe, but they take listeners much further. As likely to draw for a classic house record as he is a disco curveball, a boogie delight or mixing an African bomb into a techno record, each selection he makes is a thing of true passion - you can see it not only in his eyes, but so too in the eyes of those dancing along.
Reporting that he feels blessed every time he gets to play music for people, Hunee's sole goal is to enrich the lives of listeners as much as possible. His own productions have always managed to do that, too. So far they have proven to be hugely considered and cultured things that have arrived on labels like Rush Hour, Future Times and W.T. Each one is different but each one has a certain kinked funk, true sense of soul or loveable house heritage that puts them up there with the best of the rest.
Along the way Hunee takes inspiration from people who ?live it to the max, to the bone? and considers himself to be just part of the way along a never-ending journey. As such, the future promises more such delights for this notoriously deep digger in the form of a debut album on Rush Hour in 2014. ?I just try to do my own thing?, he says humbly, and no-one could argue with that.
Francesco Farfa has got his groove back. In recent times, the Italian DJ has found himself re-energised once again, back in love with electronic music and right back at the sharp end of the underground scene. A true digger and sound obsessive, Farfa comes armed with decades of experience and musical appreciation, but now with a fresh perspective that means he is once again doing what he does best: turning musical emotions and compelling rhythms into dance floor art.
The Florence born DJ first started playing as far back as the 90s, laying down vital sets of funk, disco and proto-house sounds. His deck skills and rare knack for selection and sequencing meant he soon became one of Italy's most famous DJ exports, with his unique skills earning him sets at some of the most prestigious night venues and festivals, such as Space (Ibiza), Amnesia (Ibiza), E-Werk (Berlin), Vinyl (New York), Sonar (Barcelona), Love Parade (Berlin), Monegros (Fraga), Street Parade (Zurich) and many more.
From a production perspective, Farfa has released on the likes of Momento, Souvenir and Serial Killer, always evolving with each new 12. Timeless sounds that always leave an impression, Farfa's records have earned a renaissance of late thanks to the support of numerous high-profile players from the scene.
Farfa's music has been called everything from psychedelic techno to cyber-trance, but it is impossible to truly define, with Farfa instead going in whatever direction his heart takes him. Hugely respected in his native country, Farfa has influenced a whole host of Italian DJs, with none other than Francesco Del Garda among those who continue to cite him as a major influence. Now, it is Del Garda who is inspiring Farfa, and in fact the pair have plans for a special back-to-back series that will see them join forces in the not-too-distant future. After a period of reflection and finding new inspirations, Francesco Farfa is back where he belongs: deep in the underground, playing challenging and unpredictable sets of slick and sleek house, techno and minimal.
Andrea De Sica was born on December 30, 1981 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is a director and writer, known for Children of the Night (2016), Don't Kill Me (2021) and The Dreamers (2003).
Italian DJ, Sound Engineering and Producer from Carrara. Resident and Founder of Vox Marmoris
Matteo Zarcone is an Artist, Composer, Dj and Producer.
He is also a Business Developer and Marketing Consultant for prominent companies in the Pro Audio, MI and Music Education market.
100% Vinyl addicted and collector, he better express his passion and devotion to music on stage. In his electronic music productions as in the Dj sets there is a feel of profound love for Italo Deep House music, which is definitely one of his biggest inspirations in electronic music. Warm sounds that harmonise perfectly with energetic old school grooves and a raw touch in producing music, brought him to perform as a Dj in the most prestigious Clubs around the world.
He produced music for prominent international artists and composed several scores for Movies and TV programs, while as a musician he played with different Bands, being opening act for prominent artists such as Oasis, Skunk Anansie, Pearl Jam, Stereophonics, Jamiroquai, Killers, Red Hot Chili Peppers etc.
Since he was 13, he got involved with Black music in each form. His style is a mix of Dancehall Jugglin and HipHop foundation. Today is the resident dj of: Beach Club Forte Dei Marmi, JuxTap, Cala Felice. His sound system is an handmade wall of speakers made with bin, kick and jamaican box projects.
Joe Claussell is of Puerto Rican and French descent. He grew up in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and has seven brothers and three sisters. One of his elder brothers Larry, a Latin rock drummer, got him into the music of Led Zeppelin, Grand Funk Railroad, Black Sabbath, and Jimi Hendrix, among others.
In the late 1980s, Claussell began working at the New York record store Dance Tracks. In 1996, he founded the record label Spiritual Life Music. In that year, Claussell started the party Body & Soul along with Francois Kevorkian and Danny Krivit. In 1999, he released Mix the Vibe, which included productions from Masters at Work, Kerri Chandler, Wamdue Kids, and Dimitri from Paris. In that year, Claussell also released a studio album, Language.In 2008, he released another studio album, Corresponding Echoes.
A founding member of Planet Funk, having formed the band in the late 90s, Alex Neri also pursued a solo career and established an independent record label named Tenax Recordings.
He started his career playing at the Alhambra, a nightclub in Sarzana owned by his father. Neri began his studio activity collaborating with Marco Baroni and working on different productions such as the Korda project ('Move Your Body') and Kamasutra ('Storm In My Soul'), all while releasing remixed productions for artists such as Club Freaks, Annette Taylor, Future Force, Instant Funk and Jestofunk.
In 1998 Neri and Baroni launched their first single ‘Happiness’ featuring Jocelyn Brown, which reached 5th place on dance charts in the US and 45th place in the UK. At the same time, Alex Neri met and started collaborating with Gigi Canu and Sergio della Monica, which led to the establishment of Planet Funk.
Founders of Restoration Records. Surviving unit for the analogue assault. Defenders of the vinyls.