Ital (Planet Mu, Workshop), Mark Rhein (Wake Up!, Option Music)
A visionary artist, Ital's music has firmly defined its own space: a sensual, melting dreamworld that orbits house, techno and the like yet is beholden to none. Bold, fractured and pulsing with a haunting emotional core, Ital's live performances are a journey through light & dark, fueled by a punk energy rarely witnessed in club settings. He released two critically-lauded albums on Planet Mu, collaborations with Hieroglyphic Being and Aurora Halal and stellar EPs on Workshop and his own Lover’s Rock label.
Mark Rheins dj sets are driven by sense and passion rather than functionality and calculated comformity. Fueled by his search for a timeless sound and referencing the classic Detroit and New York house they never fail to tell a story that is building a bridge to the presence. The paths of his search also let him to launch the label Wake Up! and pushing good artists at Option Music. A really bustling fellow.