| ela | residents [POR]
Romeu and Ruben are founding members of the team behind | ela | east Lisbon afters. Together, they form Alf Keil, a duo dedicated to share music that goes beyond the usual 4 x 4 and gives the hosts, both passionate diggers, the possibility to air some of their favorite musical treasures, as well as to invite proven selectors from around the globe. In addition to gigs, Alf Keil host a monthly two-hour show on Rádio Quantica.
African Acid Is The Future [FRA]
From afro to techno, and a lot more in between. Because Africa is mother of beat, and beat is tempo. May your hearts beat on our tempo and steps groove with our flow. On an acid trip around Afro rhythms, travelling from Nigeria, Ethiopia, Congo to Ghana, cruising on electronic sounds, cosmic rhythmics and psychedelic vibrations. African acid is the future and... by Maryisonacid & Wolfonacid
Budino is an Italian DJ based in Berlin. She is one of the minds behind the long-running Oscillator party series and their own record label that released a few EPs of obscure Italian disco edits by Italian pioneer Beppe Loda. Budino is one third of the “Dancing for Mental Health” series resident at the infamous Cocktail d’Amore parties. She loves taking excursions through different eras of music, discovering new ingredients for her next Budino along the way.
Hessle Audio, Houndstooth [UK]
Call Super is a DJ and musician from London who has, over the last two years, quietly carved out his own place in the landscape of electronic music. In 2013 his 12" The Present Tense was the launching point for Houndstooth, the newly established label arm of London’s fabric nightclub. Described by Pitchfork as "the most evocative sound world that the genre has seen this year". A deft ability to craft sets known for their hypnotic intensity and musical breadth has brought him across the world and seen him develop a travelling residency of extended sets alongside Objekt.
Worldwide FM [TUR]
Debora is a dear friend of the Uva Family, ever since! She is probably one of the most knowledgable selectors we know and helps pick records for you behind the counter of Sounds of The Universe. Debs is a regular selector at Istanbul’s music institution minimüzikhol and London’s Brilliant Corners. She has been asked to join Boiler Room TV as a Music Research to fresh up the BR pipeline and continues to host regular shows on Worldwide FM. Join her on a journey into flashlights and earthly delights with deep and groovy cuts from around the world, fuelled by psychedelia and emotion.
Brilliant Corners [UK]
Donna is a part time grafter at the infamous Brilliant Corners, selector at NTS Radio and Worldwide FM, and full time music lover. Those who were at UVA Festival last year will remember her daytime sets together with partner-in-grime Debora Ipekel - when the pair's gloriously unorthodox selections brought the crowd into frenzy.
Bossa FM [BRA]
DA MATTA is a Brazilian artist, DJ, percussionist and live promoter and is a crucial filter and curator enabling the 'now' sound of Brazil to cross continents through his live booking agency and web radio platform BOSSA FM. DA MATTA was raised in the bustling city of Rio De Janeiro; a musical playground for him, forever entranced by the sounds blaring out of every street gathering and beach shack. He set sail to the sun soaked southern Spanish European capital in 2011.
Regelbau, Dekmantel [DK]
Dekmantel Records label member Central is part of the Regelbau crew, which is one of the most exciting collectives in dance music at the moment. As well as putting out many records under his own name and as part of Hi Mount, Arhus based Natals Zaks is a record digger and DJ that defies expectation. Besides that, he also runs Help Recordings alongside brother Milan, DJ Sports, and makes everything from breakbeat laced ambiance to roughed up house. Versatile and vital, he is a breath of fresh air for the scene.
Tartelet Records [DK]
Previously under monikor Muff Deep, Emil is the boss of (one of our favourites) Tartelet Records. When not running the worlds’s foremost analogue jazz house record label he can be found combining yoga lessons, long walks along the canal with occasional sub Saharan African disco vinyl record digging. 10” only.
Jakarta Records [GER]
Industrias94 Collective [ESP]
ndustrias94 represents the sound of the young generation of Andalucia: an avant-garde take on Andalusian tradition. Their recent release "Rave Solemne" on the respected imprint Discos de Nuestra Señora is making waves for them in Seville. Their music moves ranges from powerful club music all the way to more spaced-out vibes.
Morning Fever [ESP]
Juanito Jones is the first resident of Morning Fever (Madrid). Although he hails from Mallorca aka one of the biggest mainstream party destinations, Juanito came across electronic music in Berlin in 2013 where he was baptized as a DJ in a legendary party in an apartment full of inflatable pools filled with water in the heart of the city. Back in Madrid he has driven events such as the "JagerSpaceProject" with Concept56, "Jaleo" in el Teatro Pradillo, and "La Trilogía de las Galaxias" in Garaje Galaxia, where he was resident in its brief but rich history. You can find him playing in settings that range from TedXMadridSalon, the Venice Biennale of Architecture, the cultural center Matadero Madrid, to some of the most established clubs in the city.
Disco Hama [TUR]
Jonny Rock has been a mainstay in London electronic underground music for nearly two decades now. As a producer and DJ he has laid down tracks with some of the most respected names in the business such as DJ Fett Burger andLuke Solomon and held residencies capital’s most iconic parties from Classic at The End to Key at Phonica and Herbal. Not to mention being the forefront of the growing interest of Turkish music, by helping to promote producers such as Mehmet Aslan and helping to unearth sublime Turkish Disco Folk from the band 1970’s outfit Arsivplak.
Molton Moods [GER]
The young Munich-based label Molten Moods wants to keep away from a "certain degree of kitsch and catchy catchiness" say their operators, producers Jonas Yamer and Pluto. So far, this claim has been held on two label compilations, in which Jonas Friedlich was heard alongside the two. On the one hand, Friedlich forms together with Jonas Yamer and Till Funke the trio Carl Gari, who together with Abdullah Miniawy pulled together all world music Clichés through the noise filter on a collaboration single released on The Trilogy Tapes , On the other hand, the resourceful DVS1 has scoffed at him and released on the last year's compilation series of his label Mistress a track of Munich.
Le Mellotron, Mamie's Records [FR]
La Mamie’s is a French crew that was founded in 2007, aiming to promote festive and incredible events. Creating the appropriate atmosphere, the collective is in constant search of the place where the festive spirit will prevail! With Le Mellotron a live streaming session for talents presenting the ages and genres, the crew made a pan European name for themselves.
Pedro and Benito Jiménez have been over the last two decades oscillating between remixes, live cinema, digital folklore and the political remix video. They have authored individual projects such as "Borderhack", that explores migration and boundaries or "No Media Detected", another project around mass media, as well as collective projects such as bulos.net (Santi Barber and Raúl Cantizano), or with Niño de Elche in "Raverdial" and "En el Nombre de." They have been present in contexts that range from the Bienal of Flamenco to Sonar Festival to the Nordic Festival Norpas. Their collaborations with artists such as Rocío Márquez and Manue León Moreno in "La Costilla de Rocío" demonstrates their versatility and depth of their sound, audiovisual and conceptual investigations.
Club Oost [CH]
Metametal is an improvisation project that finds its musical influences in classic minimalism, ambient, dreampop, drone, jazz and noise. Although being an experimental music project, its intention its not just a mere sonic exploration but also to provoke emotions on themselves and the listener by reconocible melodies, producing complex but tangible sounds and a broad spectrum of emotional atmospheres. The methodological premise of Metametal is that what finally gets heard from the PA is the product of an acoustic source -mainly a saxophone- captured and processed in real time by software and hardware devices.
Synthetic waveforms, analogue variations and digital warfare all take part in the exotic universe formed by Royer & Aurèle as Munjebel. The pair is known for developing crossover ambient events as Demi-Monde in Paris, bridging the gaps between experimental music and club culture. They like to think Munjebel as a dialogue between industrial bulkiness and natural stamina. A place to step back, restore and alleviate the mind.
Red Light Radio [NL]
Based in Amsterdam but very much with one foot in the cosmos, Orpheu The Wizard has been surprising and delighting people with his unconventional sets for years and years. As a co-founder of Red Light Radio, he has been one of the most valuable patrons of underground music in Amsterdam but occupied this position more in the shadows. Through close affiliation with the Dekmantel and Music From Memory family though, his own DJing prowess has become the subject of much more attention beyond those in the know in his hometown.
Another firm family member who’s been with us since the start. Known for dancing in between different genres and styles, juggling the tradition and the avantgarde, O.BEE generates unknown yet familiar sonic landscapes, in a signature style that reflects his own musical identity; optimistic yet rebellious and filled by passion. O.BEE is a regular in his hometown Istanbul, and in his current base New York, where he completed his studies in Contemporary Music in the New School and continues to develop his refined take on dance music.
Telegrama Cultural [ESP]
Raúl is an eclectic guitarist who investigates different possibilities within the flamenco genre. He plays in very diverse spaces, from the more traditional tablaos, to authentic flamenco companies, or improvising in experimental music festivals. As a guitarist he plays and composes in numerous acts with artists of flamenco like Andrés Marín, Belén Maya, Choni y Rocío Márquez. Or more forward thinking acts such as Bulos.net, Los Voluble and Niño de Elche. He has published several CDs, worth highlighting are his new releases as ProscritosDF, a duo with Antonio Montiel, "el don del exilio" (2011) and "Presentimiento" (2014). Also with El Niño de Elche "Voces del Extremo" (2015). In 2017 he edited his first solo album "Guitar Suprise: Mito y geología de Canti".
Klasse Recordings [ITA]
Born in Venice around the late 80's, Simone de Kunovich is considered one of the most eclectic selectors among today's Italian new wave. Active as a promoter and DJ since 2008, he toured internationally with his old alias before embarking on a 3 year residency at the notorious Milanese party PWP. Currently living in Berlin to focus on his exploration of sound boundaries between House, Italo Disco, Techno and Hip-Hop, its difficult to predict whats gonna be his next move.
Ilian Tape [GER]
Skee Mask is now one of techno's best-loved producers. But little is known about him. If the impressive production of his early releases didn't give it away, Skee Mask isn't a newcomer. It's the latest alias of Bryan Müller, the German producer behind the Boysnoize Records-affiliated project SCNTST. Müller met the Zenkers after they contacted him through SoundCloud. He'd already dabbled in a deeper, more experimental sound, but his work as Skee Mask is his most distinctive so far, artfully blending an old-school mentality with high-definition production.
Radio Love Love [GER]
Not a man for the spotlight, Tito Wun is a highly gifted selector. Together with HulkHodn and MemyselfandI, Tito hosts the infamous Radio Love Love out of Cologne. A radio show with over 250+ episodes of delicacies from the realms of soul, rap, jazz, afro, and brazil. Production-wise he sticks to the soul and hip-hop tip as his main moniker (Twit One) and likes to collaborate. Having released with the likes of Miles Bonny, Planet Asia, Sylabil Spill, Declaime, Fleur Earth and Count Bass D. He has formed up with Hulk Hodn as "Testiculo Y Uno" on Melting Pot Music, with Retrogott as "Echomann", and with Lazy Jones as "Flatpocket". His Tito Wun moniker is used for bringing out house and disco productions (and yes, it is an anagram of Twit Uno).
Downpitch Recordings [COL]
Tomas Station is the main pseudonym of Colombian born DJ and producer Tomas Garcia. His sets frequently feel like seances with the house and disco legends of the past. He has released music on A1 Records 's imprint Daily Session, as well as Descendants Of The Deep and his own label Downpitch Recordings which he runs alongside Dorado and Bruno Anthony.