ASH LAURYN is a DJ and party promoter hailing from Detroit, MI who is currently based in Atlanta, GA. ASH specializes in underground dance music, and says most of her influence stems from her roots back home in Detroit. As an active member of the dance music community for over a decade, ASH has hosted her own event series called ORBIT, and is currently a resident DJ with Atlanta’s Deep South crew.
Atlas are DJs and radio hosts Rosie Ama and Nadia Anderson. From Rosie's taste for Polish electronic music to Nadia's deep Middle-Eastern finds, they connected through a mutual love for discovering music new and old from all corners of the globe. Hosting a bi-monthly show on Reprezent Radio, they showcase their recent musical finds alongside a series of specialist shows on Worldwide FM. Having played across London in venues like Jazz Cafe and Corsica Studios; their repertoire spans from jazz, soul and Latin to house, electro and the darker side of electronic music.
Eddy Ramich is Croatia’s long time veteran in eclectic and house scene.
Today, after more than 25 years of being dedicated and passionate about music, he continues to widen and spread his vision to crowds worldwide.
Being behind of Kontrapunkt, one of the longest running club nights in Zagreb, Eddy brought the very first acid jazz, brokenbeat, soulful house artists to Croatia. Big shots like Theo Parrish, Carl Craig, Gilles Peterson, 4hero, Martyn, Azymuth, Zed Bias made Zagreb crowd dance for more than 15 years.
As a DJ on legendary radio station 101, Eddy hosted for 18 years his two shows, offering listeners fresh point of music view, playing house into broken beats all the way to obscure jazz smoothly.
After several EPs, remixes and compilations released on different labels as well as the lives performances throughout several continent, the young Cameroonian has finally signed her first album for winter 2016 celebrating her 10 years career anniversary.
Emilie musical background reaches from her loving mother’s mix tapes of Larry Levans genre defining sets at the Paradise Garage, her Noble Art champion father’s 7" and 12 " inch collection of Negro Spiritual, Funk & Reggae. To hip-hop and drug fused mix sessions by Ricardo Villalobos playing eternally at Zürichs Dachkantine. Only few can claim to navigate as effortless between American, African and European music as she does.
IAMRISHA is a DJ and Radio Producer spreading global underground - covering Afro, Brazilian, Deep House, Soul, Hiphop and beyond. She's lived in parts of Latin America and Asia which has helped define her love of alternate global music. She hosts a show, 'A Worldwide Thing,' on Radar Radio and DJs that has involved collaborations with the Brazilian embassy, performances at Somerset House (London), Delhi (NH7 festival) and Paris.
London DJ Jo Sinclair has been active in the city’s vibrant underground music scene for more than 10 years.
She developed an early interest in house music at the age of 15 and was heavily influenced by shows such as Colin Dale's Abstract Dance on Kiss FM ( then illegal) and by DJs like Paul Trouble Anderson, Patrick Forge, Norman Jay and Gilles Peterson - not to mention US artists such as Derrick May, Moodyman, Masters at Work, Blaze, Boo Williams,Gene Ferris and Dan Curtin.
Over the years she perfected her own distinctive musical style which crosses the spectrum of deep US house, Chicago house, Detroit techno, electronica, nu-jazz and broken beats with a sprinkling of hip hop, jazz, soul and disco.
Marcia's global club DJ sets of deeper, soulful, jazzy style encompasses Funk, Boogie, Detroit Techno, Gospel, Broken Beat, Chicago House, neo Soul, AfroBeat + Dubstep have also featured on the airwaves in the US, Sri Lanka, in Europe: Estonia, Finland, Norway, Switzerland, Greece, Ireland, Spain, plus venues like the Ministry Of Sound.
Aside from gigs internationally as well up and down the UK and in London at venues such as Plastic People, Trapeze, Bussey Building, Marcia has opened up shows for celebrity artists including Ms Jill Scott, Annie Lennox, Omar, Mica Paris, Leroy Burgess and many others names.
She's over 25+ years experience in broadcast radio and production with shows on a variety of prime UK stations, including her current weekly program: Marcia's International MixedBag on Mi-Soul; Sundays 4am-7am (GMT) and fits her production in with her role as curator of Girlz B Like , a platform which promotes women vinyl record selectors and music producers.
If someone had told Ornette that one day she would release an album as a singer, she would not have believed it. Up until now she had been – as a brilliant pianist – the one who composed, arranged and accompanied others…but life can be very surprising and with her first album Crazy she played all around the world.
Ornette grew up in a family of artists, actors and singers. After training at the conservatoire, she developed a passion for jazz, its dissonances and improvisations. Having acquired such knowledge, she made her debut on the professional scene at the tender age of 18, playing keys for many international artists. On the personal front, she was also part of the MOP trio who released in 2004 an instrumental jazz album to critical acclaim, before doing it again four years later, under the Electric Mop moniker. She also performs as an actress and has worked with French directors such as Jacques Rivette, Pascal Bonitzer or Benoit Forgeard.
Rukaiya Russell is a Producer and DJ. Her musical influences stem from her upbringing in London and her travels around the world. Rukaiya has released music on Brownswood Recordings for the album “Havana Cultura Mix: The Soundclash” which was recorded in Cuba with Gilles Peterson and on CDR’s Dimension Sounds compilation in conjunction with the Dimensions Festival. She also has a number of independent releases. Her latest EP “Return From Miramar” was played on stations across the globe and featured in DJ Mag España. Rukaiya has played for events in Europe and the Caribbean as well as her hometown London and has a podcast series on Cuban music called “Sonidos Cubanos”.
Mali Larrington-Nelson is 25 years old, but already she's been involved deeply in music for nearly a decade. It began for her in 2003, just as grime was emerging as a musical force and having its “wot u call it” moment. A youth club DJ course with scratch wizard DJ Blakey gave her the bug, she began to collect those early white labels – by Wiley, Target, Danny Weed, DaVinChe, Musical Mobb, Dizzee, Wookie and Scratcha – and to DJ as part of a crew. Now unconstrained by anyone's demands, she has been able to hone a distinctive sound that keeps the lo-fi punch and quirky synths of grime but explores her funkier instincts through house rhythms and varied tempos. Now, with “Bedknobs and Boomkicks” we see the emergence of a fully-fledged talent, schooled through years of creative hard work and hard knocks and completely confident in who she is musically.
Constantly travelling between Europe, Asia, Africa or The Americas,
Simbad’s exceptionnal sense of groove has built him a solid reputation along his pairs, making him a very in demand dj on the international circuit. He has also developped a serious experience as a producer and still remains a sought after remixer, showcasing a large music culture ranging from jazz to reggae, funk to hiphop, dub to garage & deep house via techno & soul…
Recent albums and production work include the well received 2012 Mala In Cuba album (Brownswood Rec.) , studio work with Deetron, Gilles Peterson, Michel Cleis, Coldcut, L-Vis 1990 & Bok-Bok (Nightslugs), Quantic, Cooly G, Atjazz, Jose James, Raoul K, Ben Westbeech, Grems, Fred P and many more.
Expect a set full of surprises for the pleasure of the smiling clubbers…Deep & positive vibes guaranteed !
Aroop Roy is a UK artist and producer, whose music blends together the organic elements of afro, latin, jazz and disco with the modern edge of house, hip hop and techno. His productions have been supported worldwide by DJs across all genres, from global tastemakers such as Gilles Peterson to house legends like Francois K and Karizma. His recent reworks of jazz, funk and latin music have featured in a range of BBC radio shows including those of Craig Charles, Radcliffe and Maconie, and Pete Tong.