Voigtmann (Toi Toi Musik / Hello? Repeat UK)
Taimur (Blkmarket Membership / Selectors NYC)
As co-founder, resident DJ, and one of the creative minds of Blk|Market Membership since its founding in 2006, Taimur Agha has been instrumental in rebuilding New York’s resurgent dance community after its retreat to the underground post-9/11. When Bill Patrick, Nick Ac, and Dennis Rodgers ended ROBOTS, they handed the torch to Taimur and former partner Fahad Haider to become the leading lights the next nightlife era in New York.
Blk|market Membership’s guests are a who’s who of the scene’s most important names; Taimur’s personal DJ resume includes multiple appearances at world renown clubs, festivals and parties: fabriclondon, OUTPUT NYC, ReSolute NYC, Panorama Bar, Montreal’s STEREO, Trouw (RIP), Club der Visionaere, Miami’s Space Terrace and Electric Pickle, SmartBar Chicago, Moscow’s Arma17 & Gipsy, Romania’s Sunwaves, Francois K’s Deep Space, Detroit’s infamous Need I Say More, Ibiza’s Zoo Project and tINI & the Gang parties, Apollonia’s BPM party, B018 in Beirut, Dubai’s Analog Room, and many more, alongside many of the world’s most important DJs. In the last few months Taimur has played at Craig Richard’s Houghton Festival in the UK, St Martin’s newest SXM festival and in Havana, Cuba for the Eyeife Festival weekend.
As head of buying and distribution at Halcyon the shop Records from 2008 until mid-2014, Taimur’s work helped lead the resurgence of the local scene. His community-oriented radio show The Bandwagon ran 116 episodes and brought together labels and promoters from around the city, with showcases for The Bunker, ReSolute, L.I.E.S., Deconstruct Music, Underground Quality, The Corner, Plan B Recordings, Blkmarket headliners, and many others.
With eleven years of history and accolades for helping to revive one of the world’s most important dance music scenes, Taimur and Blk|Market Membership hold an esteemed position as architects of New York’s contemporary scene as well as guiding lights for its future.
On the strength of these accomplishments, Taimur devoted himself full-time to his own DJ career, his record labels, and to The Selectors, his new event series.
Claus Voigtmann is the co-founder of London’s most underground and conceptual party, Toi.Toi.Musik. With sublime dedication to Djing and music production Voigtmann has patiently acquired the respect of his peers in what is considered to be remarkable achievements in such short time. That goes not only for his Dj sets at his very own Toi Toi in London but also Fabric, Rex Club, Off-Sonar parties, festivals, Berlin clubs such as Club Der Visionaere and many other warehouse parties and clubs but also by developing his production skills. Voigtmann is an artist with an ever increasing catalogue of knowledge, taste and skill, providing what appears to be a long road ahead of him. Claus is highly appreciative of the art of mixing and in love with his vinyl. An architect, designer, dj and electronic music producer he is fearless and defiant to trends and hype.