Grant Aaron, aka Insideout, began DJing in 1997, mainly influenced by the striped down sounds of Daniel Bell, Plastikman and Mike Ink. It didn't take long for those influences to move him from behind the decks to the studio. His exploration into production initially focused on ambient and experimental, then evolving into 4/4 based electronic music. In 2000, Grant created the multimedia net label, Lifeform Project, which involved several producers from his hometown of Atlanta, but that was just the beginning.
In late 2004 Grant relocated to Brooklyn, NY and launched Clink Recordings with Camea. Together they produced their first EP titled â€˜Azimuthâ€™ in 2006, topping sales and DJ charts around the world. As a solo artist, Grant's production combines the influences of modern minimal techno and the basic fundamentals of this genre: intricate percussive programming, dark, textural atmospherics and irresistible cavernous groove. In 2009 he produced a euphoric, after-hours remix for Bruno Pronsato's 'Thesongsays' label, as well as remixes for Igloo, Lazerslut & Numbolic. In 2010 Clink released 'Girl On Fire', an emotionally charged piece inspired by tape recordings of Andy Warhol's first 'it girl', Edie Sedgwick, during her final stint in a mental institution in 1970. The recording is the product of a live studio session between Tim Xavier and Insideout, running about 12 minutes in length.
In recent years, Grant has meticulously created a following and demand for his deep, conceptual DJ sets. He rotates gigs in South America, North America and Europe, and is a New York after-hours favorite. An avid music collector, Grant is consistent and explores new trends and sounds, and it is guaranteed he will always have the latest and greatest ideas embedded within his performances.
Patrick Russell exists at the intersection of abstraction, archaeology, and construct, where he builds complex sensual jacking dancefloor environments through the careful selection of widely varied audio artifacts. Through these tools he seeks to extract the intangible subtext of electronic music's history and present it in its raw and most purest form.
A Detroit-bred DJ, artist and producer since the early 90's, Patrick has played countless clubs, parties, and high-profile events throughout his career. His resume highlights include everything from performing at the 2001 & 2008 DEMF/Movement festivals to an exclusive opening for Jeff Mills in Detroit in 2007. His latest release on Circus Company, "Valt Trax", has been praised by the likes of Laurent Garnier, Dan Bell, Matthew Dear, and Cassy, and showcases the depth and perspective of a producer gaining momentum. In addition, his exclusive re-edits (as "The Truth") are garnering increased attention, and will soon be seeing the light of day...
//Cylo & Maksim
Bonding over a mutual fascination their love to music, their subsequent productions are singular & recognizably sound. This two take on techno very serious: there's something definitely Russian and Spanish in its genetic make-up, in its rain-soaked, dirt-encrusted minimalism and slightly mechanistic feel. The duo are among a number of New Yorkers artists picking up the mantle from early industrial music, and creating sounds that are at once structured and very exploratory - a compelling combination. Listen to some of their music at their Soundcloud page or http://www.massivegroove.com/