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PROPAGANDA! 045 WITH:
OLIVER LIEB [99 Percent Rec / Bedrock - GERMANY]
Frankfurt based DJ & producer Oliver Lieb is involved in the production of electronic music since 1988. With more than 250 singles and albums including remixes for Faithless, Moby, Snap, Yello, Human League, Mory Kante, Utah Saints to name a few, he made it in the premier leage of international producers and keeps surprising and amazing people with his extraordinary sounds and diversity. At the age of 14 he started playing bass in several Funk/Soul/Jazz bands. Oliver also got in touch with electronic music (Pink Floyd, Kraftwerk,Yello, Jean-Michel Jarre) and discovered a new and an endless horizon of expressing himself.
In late 1989 Oliver’s first record FORCE LEGATO “System” got released by Dorian Gray resident DJ Torsten Fenslau on his Abfahrt label. The single gained great worldwide reactions and almost hit the official German charts. In the years to follow Oliver released everything in the electronic genres from downtempo and chill-out to hard experimental techno and trance. His project Spicelab on Sven Väth’s legendary Harthouse label established a platform for his highly appreciated sounds, which developed into one of the most important projects of the label including the release of three full length album releases. Oliver never wanted to focus on just one specific genre he simply created several pseudonyms for each of his different styles. His LSG and Paragliders releases on Superstition Rec. are still considered as one of the most influencing and timeless trance projects and were developed for more than 10 years and 5 Albums.
His maxis and albums got licensed on Hooj Choons, Yoshitoshi, Platipus, Duty Free, Magic Muzic and many others.
In 2007 Oliver started a new company doing mastering and cutting vinyl. After all this was a logic step since he is known for a very high sound standard on his own productions and so he added some high end analog mastering gear to his studio to guarantee sound quality enhancement also for his clients.
After the endless process of planning, constructions and moving in to the new studio and finally focusing on the new company he took a bit of a break from producing and djing - also to focus on a new sound and directions.
In 2010 Oliver started a new label Solieb Digital at Beatport to re-release his old music after re-mastering and polishing the tracks. So far his Recycle or Die release as well as two albums from Spicelab and just now the L.S.G. – The Black Album Remastered Compilation were released.
Since late 2010/early 2011 Oliver has started working again on new productions. The first release Parallax was an exclusive track for John Digweeds Structures two CD followed in July by the Oliver Lieb - Epsilon Eridani EP - both on Bedrock.
After upgrading and changing his studio setup in Summer 2011 he also appeared as a remixer again starting with Ioan Gamboa, Davide Cali and Microtrauma´s "Aktin" on Microtonal.
In February 2012 Oliver Lieb together with Jimmy van M. released a mix CD as „The Audible Suspects" on Bedrock that was highly appreciated both for the outstanding overall sound quality and the track selection.
After a remix contest based around the original track and Oliver´s remix in early July 99percent recordings released Fran Von Vie – „Albatros“. In August/September there will be some more original productions coming out… Oliver Lieb – Melting on Rezongar Music, Oliver Lieb – IC Future/Reach the sunrise on Apwood Recordings and releases on Diametral and Tulipa Recordings with originals from Oliver plus remixes to be announced very soon.
SIAN [Octopus / Soma / Poker Flat - SPAIN]
When you have interests ranging from entomology,cosmology and marine biology, to the social impact of the rave generation,you tend to make unusual art.Sian stands out as a little more bohemian than the average electronic talent.Born in Dublin,Ireland,raised in southern Spain,he chose early to drop out of normal society and engage in theextraordinary.Adhering more to the avant-garde side of club culture,his tracks show an otherworldly,slow and hypnotic slant on techno.Quickly developing an oeuvre of work that has appeared on Bedrock,Sci&Tec,Soma Pokerflat,plus his own white hot new Octopus label,his music regularly hits Beatport top ten positions and gathers glowing reviews and DJ support alike.From mags and blogs to international radio shows,his reputation for delivering huge slabs of peak time techno is snowballing. Reworked and remixed by talent like Steve Bug, Carlo Lio, Pan-Pot, Ramon Tapia, Alan Fitzpatrick, Efdemin, Minilogue etc along the way,he has also personally dropped super big mixes for the likes of Guy J and Gui Boratto....
His proudest undertaking yet,his own new techno imprint,Octopus recordings,is now recognized by peer and press alike as one to watch.Praised for its feverish tracks and raw sound,it has kickstarted a growing plethora of main room stompers and left field underground bombs.With remixes from esteemed names like Carlo Lio,Gui Boratto,Mauro Picotto,Alan Fitzpatrick,Secret Cinema,Ramon Tapia,DVS1,Terence Fixmer,Ripperton,etc and bright new talent like Calculus,Mr Bizz and Clement Meyer,the young imprint is already making loud noise.His recent artist album,"Before Silence" is an inventive hybrid mix of original tracks and individual parts,spanning 130 mins and comprising over 1013 separate clips mixed into one session.A bold step in studio experimentation,the project illustrates some achingly smart new production techniques and features and all star cast remixing the vibrant singles.
Whether conducting everlasting sweat soaked DJ sessions or creating timeless dance music,Sian is a truly diverse and original talent,at once chic and debonaire,always intensely inventive.
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DNYO [99Percent Recordings / microCastle - BRAZIL]
DNYO is Daniel Oliveira - Brazilian electronic music producer, composer and remixer from São Paulo. Daniel participated in the Adidas TV spot campaign for the 2006 World Cup in Germany, his work received great recognition and his music was featured in the globaly viewed "Kaká + 10, Brazil vs Argentina" TV commercial.
On August 2011, Daniel was headed for Ibiza after announced as one of the finalists in between more than a thousand producers on the Burn Energy Drink & Sasha's "Cut me Down" remix competition. The remix hit the Electronica top 100 at Beatport.
As a disc jokey, Daniel had his breakthrough during the 2006 LoveParade, where he played along Tiesto, having attended in the line up of even further festivals during 2006 and 2007, Sunrise Festival in Poland, Heineken FFWD and the Official New Years Eve party of Rio de Janeiro in Ipanema.
During 2007 he held a residency at the underground Manga Rosa club in São Paulo, where he played along with national and international djs and Manga's special nights with djs such as Ferry Corsten and Marco V.
On that same year, he was mentioned by DJ Mag as "an irresistible slice of genre defying genius" in reference to his top 10 seller "Drop it, Your Love", also mentioned and charted by Paul van Dyk on Mixmag as one of the best productions of the year, and played by so many others.
Daniel's last EP "Aquatika" released by Canada's microCastle Music, saw a much higher acclamation from the industry, hitting the Beatport Progressive House top 100, redefining modern progressive electronic music with cinematic sound design and compositions.
TIM PENNER [99Percent Recordings / Replug Canada]
Tim Penner has been working in electronic music for over a decade. His experience has taken him on a journey through every beautiful corner of the industry. His productions have graced the track lists of the world's leading artists and have geared him up towards a huge year in 2012. Tim seamlessly blends ideas, twists sound, and manipulates frequencies to create a mind bending style that stems from Techno, House, and Trance. To classify his work into a specific genre can be a challenge.
Tim's track, "Misuto" was picked up by Arnej Music in September 2011 for a massive global compilation CD called "Musical Evolution". This opportunity unleashed a whirlwind of originals and remixes in 2011. Since this release, Tim has signed on with Stripped Recordings, Replug, Blockhead Records, Fine Grind, and Hyped Music to name just a few. This explosion of music will hit shelves from November 2011 and into the new year.
As a DJ, Tim has played alongside some of the biggest icons in the world. He has the ability to perform a smooth opening set or pound out peak time energy. His diversity and technical proficiency is what makes him the confident artist he is today.
"We're in an era beyond simply mixing songs. We're venturing into a brand new world of true audio manipulation. Music is made of layers of frequencies that create the soundtrack to our lives. If you can harness this concept, you can innovate rather than imitate."
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