Most people know Mala from Digital Mystikz, Deep Medi and the DMZ clubbing nights he puts on. The whole scene and community around him is organic, profound and honest. As a builder he always took risks but the results never disappointed, they always stun.
Ștefan Panea is a man that vibrates around music. He started his activity as a musician and he gradually evolved in being one of the most acclaimed front of house engineers in Romania.
Iordache is first and foremost a jazz music lover. His passion for jazz drove him in becoming a musician in the 80s, playing saxophone. He gradually started to compose, produce and in 2009 he founded a label.
Fascinated by the way sound can be generated and manipulated by digital techniques he began to build his own software (in Max) and hardware (the Monodeck). Then, in 2001, he co-founded Ableton with Gerhard Behles.
For any serious music lover, Masami Akita needs no introduction. The Japanese noise/avant-garde musician discography is very hard to follow even by collectors, as the artist has released hundreds of albums.
Right in the middle of Amsterdam's Red Light District, amongst all the red windows establishments, there's a place pushing a different sort of merchandise, in the form of hard to find, and usually surprising music.
The music composed by Marco Haas is so diverse that it's hard to apply a label and define it. His albums, with lots of punk attitude, are so diverse and intriguing that makes you listen to a song multiple times.
Costin Chioreanu is bridging music and visual arts with a finesse worthy of the ”artist” title. A combination of high level of ambition, productivity and heavy discipline.
Mitoș Micleușanu, born in Bakhchysarai/Crimeea, lived and studied arts in Chisinau (MD) and Cluj-Napoca. He has an almost holistic approach to his compositions, using lots of granular synthesis and modular synthesizers.
Kateryna Zavoloka is an artist from Ukraine, currently living and working in Wien. She composes experimental music, with sonorities ranging from electro-acoustic sounds to IDM, ambient and even techno.
Richard Devine is an American musician and sound designer. He started his career producing heavily-processed IDM and glitch music. Devine loves to play with modular synthesizers and he’s the creator of many sound banks and patches.
Annette Henry a.k.a. Warrior Queen is a Jamaican dancehall, reggae and dub performer, a strong voice bridging the reggae and electronic genre. You can find her on LP’s and recordings from established producers and artists like The Bug, Skream, Vex’d, Mungo’s and many others.
Valentin Toma (Toma Carnagiu, formerly known as Qewza) and Felix Petrescu (Waka X) are Makunouchi Bento, an experimental electronic music duo from Timisoara with a vast perspective on music.
Sound wise, I believe the best way to describe Noua ani lumina's sound is by saying it is a space rock journey. Imagine yourself being in a space shuttle and travelling through the vast infinity of the cosmic space.
Baba Dochia is a Cluj based electronic-rock four piece band with it’s origins in the medieval city of Sighișoara. The band have released one critically praised conceptual studio album called XII Lambskins a bridge between electronic, post-rock, film score and eclectic sampling.
Alexandru Das is an artist. From music to graphic design his work has an atmosphere that induces emotion above anything else. It is nice when you find people that are both musicians and graphic artists, because in this way, as a listener or viewer, you can better understand his or her philosophy.
Drum N Bass is a hybrid genre with deep roots in acid house and breakbeat, all combined within the amazing culture of sampling. This style of music has revealed along the years a lot of talented artists who became world wide producers and evangelist of electronic music.
One can refer to Marius Costache as a studio engineer or a music producer, but I prefer to describe him as a man who sounds different. His passion regarding sound transcends the modern thin line of musical genre and steps into the world where sonic laws are meant to be just an example.
Rider Shafique is an unique artist and spoken word musician from Bristol, living and performing between the UK and New York. Music and lyrics are always at their best when used as tools and this man proves it the most.
Beautiful noise, chemistry and texture, intensity and reflection, both sonically and visually, these are some of the assets of The KVB’s music. Kat and Nick are an electronic shoegaze couple from UK, now based in Berlin.
Kuedo is a producer and musician, label owner at Knives, affiliated to the respectable Planet Mu label. Imagine the sci-fi soundtracks of the ‘80s: Vangelis’s Blade Runner, Giorgio Moroder’s Metropolis and the atmospheric John Carpenter OST’s clashing with industrial hip-hop.
Sumach Valentine aka Gonjasufi is a universal traveller. He trips through the universe chanting his eclectic mélange of hip-hop, psycheledia, punk and dark humms. Having realeased 4 EP’s and five albums for Warp Records.
There is a strong feeling of family values and a spider web community around this musician who produces as The Bug since ’97.
Radu is active in four different projects: BRUM, Helen, Sebastian Spanache Trio and Alexandrina, playing either jazz or electronic music.
My discussion with Kiki Hitomi, the Japan born musician and visual artist who fell in love with reggae and dub, is like a tsunami of sincerity and hope.