Representation: World, Ex Italy
“I am creating a place for people to forget their troubles for a while. It is important in the world we are living in today.” – David Morales
Born in 1986 in a Parisian suburb, Jeremy is a passionate record collector and music lover whose collection and knowledge of house, disco, soul, and funk surpasses his years of collecting it. First inspired by listening to Radio Nova in Paris, he spent his formative teenage years in record shops with a sole idea in mind: unearthing hidden house music treasures, leaving no stone unturned. Then, later on applying the same process with other musical styles such as jazz, soul, and funk…
Jeremy started “My Love Is Underground” in 2010, a vinyl-only label dedicated to his first love: the authentic New York/New Jersey house sound. His mission was to bring these warm vibes back and showcase the spirit of this golden era in house.
His honesty and dedication towards music has rocketed him to the forefront of international DJing, with the now extremely rare feature of being a DJ only and not a Producer/DJ. His landmark debut compilation in 2014, the stunning “My Love Is Underground” 3xLP, features Jeremy’s hand picked selection of rare & out of press house jams. A defining moment in his burgeoning career, it was ranked by Resident Advisor #1 best compilation of the year, winning praise from DJ’s and collectors alike for the depth and raw quality of the selection.
2016’s ‘Jeremy Underground Presents Beauty’, released on Spacetalk, was another career milestone. The largely downtempo mix displayed a broader love of music, received rave reviews from the likes of Resident Advisor, Gilles Peterson, and beyond, and confirmed him once again as one of the world’s finest music curators.
Jeremy's live sets share similar class and passion, one look at either of his Boiler Room performances shows an exceptional ability and connection with the dance floor, and his now classic b2b set with Motor City Drum Ensemble from Robert Johnson (recorded by RA for their podcast) is considered a “DJing master class” (RA). This year he was reunited with his friend and inspiration, Kerri Chandler, for a limited series of back-to-back sets under the Underground Kaoz banner, with shows so far for Awakenings, Nuits Sonores and Lovebox, and this month’s Mint Festival in Leeds.
In June, Jeremy took over Phonox for a weekly residency at the South London institution. He invited a string of his own favourite DJs to join him across the four Friday night shows – including Inner Sense (My Love Is Underground); DJ Dirty Hans; The Mighty Zaf, andRoger Thornhill. This year’s edition of Sonar saw Jeremy join MCDE for a special closing set on the Resident Advisor stage, with their set streamed live and later archived as one of RA’s key streams of this year. Jeremy also gave a candid interview to RA for their Exchange feature, opening up about his life and career so far: https://www.residentadvisor.net/podcast-episode.aspx?exchange=414
Representation: World, Ex Italy, Spain & Portugal
No one unites a club like Kerri Chandler. No one’s kick kicks harder. No one’s keys carry more emotion. No crowd reacts with more energy than when the New Jersey great is behind the decks. His life-long obsession with sound makes him famously meticulous about the setups of the clubs he plays, and that always results in electrifying sets of soulful, authentic, positive house music.
Chandler has unquestionably helped shape the house landscape, not only from the booth and the studio, but also as an A&R. His Kaoz Theory label has worked with contemporary talents like Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler and The Martinez Brothers, while his influential MadHouse Records has just celebrated 25 years of agenda setting releases with a storytelling anniversary album. Proving he is at the vanguard of the scene are his critically acclaimed back-to-back sets with French protégé Jeremy Underground as Underground Kaoz at flagship festivals. His residency at the world famous DC10 and an ever full DJ diary that takes him on endless trips around the world are also testament to his on going vitality as an artist.
Next to various awards and recognitions for his outstanding contribution to house music in recent years, Kerri has been on the cover of Mixmag, DJ Mag (UK and USA), and featured on Resident Advisor’s respected The Hour podcast series. In 2017, he served up a standout entry into the hallowed DJ-kicks mix series with a seamless selection featuring his own keys over an autobiographical and hugely personal mix that was like spending an afternoon in his living room with the man himself.
Of course, Chandler came up in a different era, when no one cared about genres and all that mattered was bringing people together. His hometown was a cultural melting pot with different scenes round every corner, from funk to soul, jazz to hip hop. Those essential early learnings have stayed with him and mean he remains one of house music’s must see acts. He is someone who can join the dots and take you on a true musical adventure. He never fails to draw unreserved reactions from the dance floors he plays to, and always with a beaming smile of his own.
As a producer, he is just as vital and unmatched, having started out as an impossibly young man working in studios. From his 1990 debut right up the present day, his peerless discography reads like an evolution of deep, soulful house music. Rather than mechanical grooves, he lays down spiritual rhythms that permeate every part of your body. He combines powerful, driving drums with heart swelling hooks to devastating effect.
He is affectionately known as the ‘Stevie Wonder of house music,’ and for good, reason: over the years, he has laid down countless timeless tracks and albums that exude a rich musicality, brim with character and reach way outside the confines of the dance floor for their inspiration. His definitive cuts on labels like Atlantic, King Street Sounds, Nervous and his own Madhouse have spawned legions of copycats and generation after generation of new fans. Kerri Chandler, then, has been a house legend for many years, but what sets him apart is his unique ability to blend tradition with innovation in fascinating new ways.
The term 'legend' is often banded around willy nilly in the dance music realm, but Mr. G, aka Colin McBean, is one of the few who can rightfully lay claim to this accolade.
What happens when a house-music icon takes a small, talented bunch of musicians and mixes it with a savory blend of jazz, funk, dance, and soul music? You get a hearty serving of E.O.L. Soulfrito.
E.O.L. Soulfrito, led by musical director and conductor Louie Vega, is the condensed version of Vega’s Elements Of Life live-band project, which over its tenure has released three albums, won a Grammy award in 2006 for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical (Curtis Mayfield, “Superfly (Louie Vega EOL Mix”), and performed the song “One Dream” for a globally-televised audience of 145 million viewers during the 2007 Superbowl pre-game show. E.O.L. Soulfrito’s name is a play on the popular Latin-Caribbean seasoning sofrito, which serves as a nod to Vega’s own Puerto Rican heritage.
"I wanted to create a more condensed band, since the Elements Of Life band has eleven members; it’s always been a little difficult to do smaller venues. I also wanted to produce and perform music inspired by groups and artists like War, Cymande, Johnny Hammond, and Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters, but with the Vega Family E.O.L. twist and style. I then created E.O.L. Soulfrito with my studio musicians and rhythm section of Elements Of Life and Nuyorican Soul. I want to take this band and perform in festivals and venues like The Blue Note, Jazz Café, Ronnie Scots, and BB Kings. E.O.L. Soulfrito will bring you future grooves with a tinge of the musical landscape from our rich past, and yes, there will be experimentation—get ready for it. You never know just who will show up to play in the finale!”
Producer, DJ, remixer, label boss, taste-maker. Jamie Odell wears many hats and wears them well.
Under his Jimpster alias, he has become one the most revered deep house artists operating on the scene today. His esteemed labels Freerange and Delusions Of Grandeur continue to help break incredible new music and equally impressive acts such as Detroit Swindle, Tornado Wallace and Session Victim. From his UK base, Jimpster has inadvertently become a standard-bearer and custodian of the authentic house sound, and carries this flag to the four corners of the world.
Despite early releases dating right back to 1991 on Jumpin’ & Pumpin', it was his seminal debut LP 'Messages From The Hub' which established Jimpster as an artist of note back in the late 90’s. This LP brought critical acclaim and invites for collaborations and remixes for artists as diverse as Coldcut, Kirk Degiorgio, Lamb, Airto Moreira and Bob Marley. The music has flowed steadily and consistently since then, mostly on Freerange, with the 2006 excursion 'Square Up' on Ben Watt’s seminal Buzzin Fly label proving to be a (temporary) transfer of one London-based deep house icon to another.
Releases such as ‘English Rose’, 'Dangly Panther', 'A Love Like This' and 'Can't Stop Loving' continue to be choice cuts for many DJ's whilst 'These Times' and 'Porchlight And Rocking Chairs', two more recent deep house anthems, were remixed by Dixon and KiNK to serious effect. 2016 proved to be a landmark year with Freerange celebrating 20 years in the business, a collaboration EP with Japan’s Kuniyuki, remixes for Galcher Lustwerk and Mr V, and an EP on German imprint Systematic including remixes from Adam Port and Hyenah. 2017 proved to be one of his strongest yet with his Silent Stars LP dropping in April, remixes for Adam Port and Kerri Chandler causing serious damage and his Step By Step track for Suol appearing in countless charts and holding the top spot on Traxsource for months. More recently we’ve seen him dropping serious heat for the dance floor in the form of Burning Up as well as a huge remix of Bawrut’s More Cowbell. His latest release Curve just received a rave review on RA and is currently feeling many DJ sets and hitting the top spots on the deep house vinyl and digital charts.
Sterjimp? His current stat count as a remixer is touching a century and the acts to receive his midas touch includes everyone from Osunlade (“Mommas Groove” still being hammered by Moodymann on a regular basis), Solomun, Kollektiv Turmstrasse and Josh Wink ('Jus Right' stole the show at Dixon's 2015 Detroit Movement set) through to Bob Marley, Seal and Terrence Parker. Recent remixes for Detroit Swindle, Thatmanmonkz and Kerri Chandler all show that the inspiration is still flowing thick and fast and he is currently finish off remixes for Hot Since 82 and Danny Howells.
With Jimpster still doing the business at globally renowned hotspots like Output (New York), Womb (Tokyo), and Watergate (Berlin), a slew of new music on the way, the ideas flowing freely from his studio and with over two decades of experience to draw on we see clearly that the fire is still burning as brightly as ever.
As he puts it himself, “The mission is clear: to try to inject warmth, depth, soul, sincerity and attitude to both my productions and my DJ sets. This is what sets the major players apart from the pretenders. That challenge is what keeps me focused and inspired 25 years on and I'm sure it will keep me on my toes for many years to come."
Raised in New Jersey and cutting his teeth at some of the hottest clubs in NYC, Junior Sanchezhas meticulously perfected his craft to become one of the most in demand DJs in the music industry. His relentless work ethic and innovative, forward-thinking style has attracted attention & respect from his peers and major players alike including Madonna, Gorrilaz, and Katy Perry. After launching his own imprint Cube Recordings, to which released the critically acclaimed album Kitten & the Glitz by Felix Da Housecat (Co produced by Sanchez) he went on to remix a spread of iconic artists like Daft Punk, Jamiroquai, Moby, Chvrches, to name but a few.
His career to date boasts releases on some of the most legendary and acclaimed labels house music has seen, Strictly Rhythm, Nervous, Yoshitoshi, Relief, Defected and Kerri Chandler’s Mad Tech Records to name a few.
2018 is already is proving to be a big year for Junior, His collaboration with Roger Sanchez & Dj Sneakas the Iconic Smen has already created a buzz in the culture with their reunion debut at Southport Weekender being one of the highlights and blowing the roof of the festival , numerous solo singles released and forthcoming on labels such as Circus, Robsoul, Relief, DFTD, W&O,Hot Creations to collaborations with Ninetoes, Demuir, Mark Jenkyns ,Harry Romero all set for 2018/19 all his recent works being supported by such a diverse artists as Dave Clarke, Carl Cox, Cassy ,Anja Schneider , it’s very easy to see the why his sound still resonates today and the demand getting to a boiling point. It’s junior’s house just the way we like it.
Mickey Pearce is one of the most singular producers to emerge from the UK in recent years. Always ahead of the curve, his tracks can be heard in the playlists of tastemakers including Jackmaster, Ben UFO, Jamie XX, Benji B and Joy Orbison. His DJ sets pull together wide-ranging styles into a percussive and physical racket that has laid waste to dancefloors around the world and with recent releases on Ten Thousand Yen and Crème Organization’s Jericho One it’s easy to see why he’s always ahead of the curve.
Gaining notoriety with remixes of Wiley and JME, Mickey has always maintained a tradition of reworking and flipping other artists’ work. His take on Dat Oven’s Icy Lake was an underground hit in its own right, and his remix of Denzel Curry’s Threatz led him to work with Denzel on original material. His releases with Swamp 81 has defined a particular sound, with early releases Don’t Ask Don’t Get and his remix of Boddika’s Soul What paving the way for others to follow. Refusing to sit still, Mickey broke rank to release his Up West mixtape in 2014, followed soon after by the Instructions EP.
In 2015 Mickey led with the infectious Wam Barzz EP, featured on every specialist Dance music show on BBC Radio One and 1Xtra, alongside a collaboration with DVA for Hyperdub. Mickey’s LP, Michael which was released in the summer of 2016 saw him exploring new territory; crafting a strange and melancholic landscape of beatless textures and leftfield House & Techno.
Towards the start of the summer of 2017, Mickey Pearce launched his monthly specialist show ‘Box Of Toys’ on London’s leading online radio Radar Radio. With his forward thinking curation he’s managed to host the likes of Randomer to Machine Woman to Airhead to Meuko Meuko! to Code Walk in the short space of time. The show really plays off the eclecticism of Mickey Pearce and every month he manages to keep the listeners on their toes!
Muallem is no new name in the Music Circus. Having traveled extensively, lived in New York, London, Tel Aviv and Munich, produced for over 20 years and worked as a DJ for even longer, Muallem’s passion, musical expertise and understanding of the nightlife were responsible for propelling Bob Beaman, the club where he was in charge of the creative direction for over half a decade, to a top spot on the list of Europe’s best clubs. After having left his former residency, he has recently been popping up more and more as one of the minds behind the brand new BLITZ Dance Music Club that opened doors in Munich in Spring 2017. They say that we are shaped by what we love, and that life prepares us for what is to come – This seems to have proven true in the case of Muallem. This love is where he took his motivation for creating another mothership, solely built in order to dance together. He has put his years of experience and love for music towards fostering a welcoming musical community in his hometown of Munich. If you ask David for the recipe of a club’s success, his simple answer is: "Passion", which is also the main ingredient for his DJ Sets. Muallem’s vision for clubs and his passion for music have infected Munich with a newfound love for dance music culture. His sets are sure to keep you sweaty and moving all night. "I love it, when I can play all night; to be able to tell a story from the first beat to the last record of the night is an amazing thing. You can really create a feeling of unity. An ideal night is when people are just letting their hair down, letting themselves go and getting lost in the music - and me with them". Muallem surely gets there, well balancing the elements of a dance floor: from deep to obscure, pumping to soulful, subtle to obvious, classic to avant-garde. Muallem paints the night an array of colors, from the softest tones to the brightest neon. Never too shy to be catchy, but never crossing into cheesy or ironic territory, you will get a pure passion and love for music that is infectious on the dance floor. It is these expertly mixed sets from an experienced soul that make you forget about having to, at one point, wake up and return to reality. Music you want to spend the night with.
Representation: World, Ex Italy & Japan
Now, decades after his ‘Tears’ alongside Frankie Knuckles, the Japanese born, New York and Paris based DJ, producer, remixer and label boss is still regular feature in the sets of many of today’s underground
Now synonymous with quality house music across Australia – S*A*S*H has cemented itself as the premiere event in the country.
Each week S*A*S*H take over two of Sydney’s most grand venues across day and night each Sunday. The Greenwood Hotel hosts S*A*S*H by Day within the courtyard of its 150 year old school at the footsteps of glass and aluminium business buildings as the backdrop. S*A*S*H by Night follows within the bellows of the monster that is HOME Nightclub overlooking the iconic Darling Harbour.
On a regular week 1,400 revellers shuffle through its doors every Sunday. Long weekends span 22 hours with over 5,000 people across the 7 rooms over the two venues all coming to a close with the now infamous S*A*S*H Breakfast.
With two venues S*A*S*H by Day and S*A*S*H by Night share different musical ideals.
In the last 8 years, S*A*S*H has called 5 different venues home in Sydney with regular visits to Brisbane and Melbourne.
Recently completing its 3rdworld tour – the horse has galloped off to London, Berlin, Paris, Ibiza, Barcelona, Prague and many more prancing alongside the likes of OFF WEEK, Unusual Suspects, Renate, fabric, Café Del Mar along the way.
Giving Sydney siders another reason to hate Monday – S*A*S*H has started to have its presence felt globally.
Representation: World, Ex North & South America
Quickly rising to the top of the very saturated and competitive NYC club circuit, it is Jean Pierre's productions that have clearly set him apart from his peers. From his debut release on the reputable Younan Music some years ago to some of his most recent releases on industry leading imprints such as Cuttin' Headz, Desolat, Transmit Recordings, Waveform Recordings, Defected, Deeperfect Records and Terminator Records to name a few, Jean has garnered industry wide support with his unique and invigorating sound. With his productions regularly finding their way into the playlist of dance music's finest, Jean's releases have received support from industry leaders such as Marco Carola, The Martinez Brothers, Loco Dice, Jamie Jones, Victor Calderone, Luciano, Steve Lawler amongst countless others.
Not only has Jean's releases established him with his fellow artists, it's his marathon sets that have also caught the eye of promoters around the globe. Starting with regular appearances on established NYC dance floors such as the Electric Zoo Festival (Awakenings Stage), Pacha, Cielo, Output, Marquee & Space Ibiza New York to name a few, Jean has been booked at many international destinations such as Spain, Germany, Venezuela (Partai), Ecuador, Colombia, Mexico (BPM Festival), Puerto Rico (Movement Festival) while regularly touring domestically. Renowned for a sound that contains elements from both his NYC upbringing and his Colombian roots, Jean has successfully created a unique style influenced by the factors of his multicultural upbringing.
While currently holding a post at the world-renowned Brooklyn based record store, Halcyon, Jean has risen to become one of the more distinguished selectors of his generation.