Justin Faust, LBCK, Fabian, Human Life, Bixel Boys
JUSTIN FAUST // [Germany]
Spicing up ‘French touch’ electro/house with his own brand of German flavorings, Justin Faust is riding a wave of praise on the blog circuit as well as a string of successful live gigs in the US and Europe. Faust has been stirring up the nu-disco scene for the past few years – notably with his Revenge EP that garnered the remix attention of Russ Chimes, and “Capri Spinoff” which appeared on many y…ear-end best single lists. He’s since churned out remixes of Missy Elliot, Daft Punk, The Rock Steady Crew, Fare Soldi, Florrie and Heads We Dance, among many others and been working with artists all over the globe. Just recently he had a track appear on BBC1's Annie Mac radio show from his much praised Discotexas EP “Holdin On”. Live, he’s known for dropping the floor with his blend of rich, energetic, and synthy melodic electro and has played alongside the likes of DANGER, Louis La Roche, Moullinex, Xinobi and Kap10kurt.
LBCK // [LA]
Their talent as producers has gained them world-wide recognition and the outrageous energy of their live performance has established their quickly growing fan base. Each of which has allowed for performances around the globe including both European and South American tours.
Collecting support from some of the world's most influential DJs, the duo's debut EP titled 'START,' was featured in Virgin Mega France's "Le Meilleur de la Scène Indè 2010 (Best of Indie Scene 2010) and accompanied by it's award-winning music video, was aired most notably on MTV France. Most recently, LBCK has continued to deliver the goods, releasing their sophomore EP, 'Instant Party,' which has been met with much acclaim, assuring them a bright future in electronic dance music.
HUMAN LIFE // [LA]
As the lines between cool underground electronic music and savvy, accessible pop continue to blur, a trio from Southern California arrive to strike while the iron’s hot and show the world the slick, engrossing electro pop that they’ve been honing over the last few years.
Human Life are made up of veteran house music producers and musicians Joshua Collins (with more than 100 vinyl releases including Urbantorque and NRK), Matt Wasley (a producer of solo work for the likes of Bedrock, Nettwerk and of several rock bands) and Rachael Starr (who’s chart topping singles have been released on high profile labels such as Ultra, Azuli, BMI ) and cut a fine life in cool, catchy, potent electro with pop vocals and strong song writing. Citing influences including classic French and Chicago house and pop music as diverse as Genesis, Toto and Depeche Mode along with Prince and Happy Mondays, theirs is a sound which combines the best of the underground and the overground without contriteness or awkwardness – and it’s one that’s already been catching the attention of French legend Alan Braxe and Radio 1’s Jaymo.
FABIAN // [LA]
Los Angeles native Fabian Ordorica is electronic producer Fabian. With a history of production work spanning from Hip-Hop, Electro, Pop, French Touch, to Filter House, Fabian’s eclectic taste comes across in his remixes, songwriting, and original songs. His work first caught the dance communities ear with his 2009 single “Heatwave”, taken from Binary Records compilation album LA Lights. Receiving remixes from Russ Chimes and Short Circuit, “Heatwave” was supported on BBC’s Radio 1 as well as by DJ’s around the world. “Heatwave” was followed up by his work producing and songwriting on fellow Binary act LexiconDon’s 2010 electropop album, Pink + Blue. A blog hit in itself, Fabian’s production work on Pink + Blue set it apart from many of the other blog-haus pop acts with its punchy drums, melodic synths, and a crisp feel for sonic landscapes.