Satin Jackets was created in 2010 as a studio project from Germany. 12-inch compatible arrangements, a spoonful or two of friskiness and addictive bass-lines unfold their magic, relying on nifty four-to-the-floor grooves topped off with a decent amount of glitter. Bridging the gap between tracks and pop songs, Satin Jackets delivers glossy tunes wrapped in the lushness of modern club sound with that extra amount of basement les connoisseurs desire. Recently, Satin Jackets recruited their buddy Den to take the lead on their live performances while band leader Tim concentrates on producing and his label work.
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Roberto Rodriguez is a Helsinki-based DJ, producer, radio host and music director. Having started making music at the age of 12 in 1987 and starting to DJ a few years later, Roberto can be called a true veteran. He has released over 50 original releases and 60 remixes including - now- classics like 'Ride With Me’, ’Besomebody’ and ’Oxymoron’. His vast catalog includes releases on labels such as Compost, Freerange, Delusions Of Grandeur, Room With A View, FINA and Eskimo. Just to name a few.
Among his DJ and producing duties, Roberto runs his own label Serenades which is now on its third year. In Finland Roberto has a popular weekly radio show which shares its name with his label. Due to his vast experience Roberto's Dj sets are often full of treasures, both old and new, that you've never heard before and may never hear again.
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German based artist Tim Keiling AKA Erdbeerschnitzel makes music that is intentionally unconventional. An experimental approach is clearly evident across all of his productions and has seen him win praise from all corners of the industry. Seeing himself as a producer/musician first and foremost Tim only plays live sets, this enables him to present his music in the right context and showcase his wide variety of styles.
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Monitor 66 heralded their arrival with a simple and clear manifesto ‘We make sunset inspired music with funky basslines’. To date they have lived up to their creed with a string of well received remixes and their summer hit single ‘Triscuits’ on House of Disco Records which gained support all around the globe from celebrated artists like Aeroplane and The Magician as well as a stunning solo EP titled 'Vitae'. These two friends from Sweden have started to spread their manifesto worldwide to the converted masses with accomplished sets in some of the best clubs internationally and are hard at work on a string of exciting upcoming releases that will ensure that if you haven’t heard of them already….it won’t stay that way for long.
Sixth Avenue Express (aka David Frederick Lee) is a London-based disco/soul/house producer and DJ. Starting out on classical piano aged 6 years old, David picked up many instruments along the way before arriving at his first original compositions with the aid of a beaten up Evolution MK-149 in the late 90s.
David played in a number of Manchester post-punk bands throughout his teens and early 20s, but always had a fondness for the electronic and experimental end of the spectrum, sighting artists such as Human League, Heaven 17, Giorgio Moroder, Goblin, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Talking Heads and Can among his most influential. His attraction to dance music, which had lain dormant since teenage flirtations with French house and even (whisper it) trance, was rekindled by the emerging sounds of Metro Area and the DFA stable, which opened his eyes to a new world of sonic possibility. After experimenting with a range of styles and different projects, James Murphy & Pat Mahoney’s Fabriclive mix, along with the hugely influential blog Beat Electric, finally convinced David that his future lay in the grooves of disco, boogie and house and he set up Sixth Avenue Express in 2011.
As his debut release arrived on Gazebo at the end of 2012, swiftly followed by his first EP ‘Can’t Stop Feelin’ in early 2013, SAE began to develop some serious momentum - hitting number 3 in the Juno digital charts and receiving high profile support from Greg Wilson and Solomun, who opened his Miami WMC set with ‘Nevada Desert’.
In 2013, friend Matt Trueman was recruited to join David on DJ duties, and later that year saw the well-received release of the ‘I See’ EP on House of Disco. With further releases due on a multitude of labels in the near future, 2014 is set to be an exciting year for SAE and one that will firmly cement his place in the house and disco scene.
Hailing from East London, Debonair first caught peoples attention with funk and soul reworks such as 'Why', 'Mellow Mellow' and 'Your Love'. These club friendly interpretations were rapidly snapped up and signed by the likes of The House Of Disco, Whiskey Disco and Editorial. Before long he had regular appearances in the Juno top 10 and frequent blog exposure on La.Ga.Sta. and Slothboogie.
Next up came the original material and his first major break was getting his debut EP 'Rhodes To Nowhere' signed & released on the infamous Kolour Recordings. The sound matured and new remixes emerged including a Fantastic Man remix and a complete rework of a track by a BBC Radio 1 regular, Finnebassen (on House of Disco records). Future releases include a sample based chugger on Jazzanovas 'Sonar Kollektiv' imprint as well as a new 4 track EP at the end of 2013.
On the weekends Debonair collaborates with 3 close friends to curate the Tapped club night in East London, which provides the perfect backdrop to test drive his new material. He's had the pleasure of playing at The Nest and Basing House as well as Sydney clubs such as Spice Cellar and GoodGod.
To get a flavour for Debonair's DJ style, be sure to check his Voyager mix series which has a limited run of delicately programmed sets with hidden-gem influences from the past present and future.
Dorsia consists of Adam Reid and Andy Watson. The pair met through mutual friendships in their student days in the English capital. As keen DJ's their main focus was to channel that passion into production and to reflect the duo's broad taste for electronic music. Both producing music individually, the pair decided to join forces and now create a unique style of House that has subtle Detroit and Chicago references.
Their music is strongly focussed on melody but is always directed at the dance-floor as thats where the pair want their music to be experienced and enjoyed. With some exciting news regarding Dorsia's debut release around the corner, the pair are continuing to produce and DJ to gain momentum over the coming months.
Magnier is the founder of the hugely popular London based Blog/Record label/Events brand 'The House of Disco' and his Dj Sets have seen him play alongside artists like Greg Wilson, Soundstream, Dimirti From Paris, Morgan Geist, Derrick Carter and a host of others. In a trend that has seen the prevalence of cold soulless house music 'Magnier' has dedicated his time to promoting music that brims with positivity and emotion. Looking back to classics and more modern edits is the foundation of the ethos of his brand 'The House of Disco'.