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Maurice ten Brink:
In 1973, after my mother passed away, I held my first guitar. I had never played guitar before but could play Fur Elise instantly. After that I had classical guitar lessons until I was twelve years old. During this period I got interested in fx-equipment and synthesizers. In 1980 I met Rasta Robert with his home studio. In that studio he had some drum boxes, a Korg MS-20 synthesizer, guitars, percussion and some microphones. We used a 2-track recorder en pingponged all overdubs.
In those days I listened to producers like Lee Perry, Henry Junjo Lawes, Chris Blackwell, Steve Hillage and more. Dub engineers like King Tubby, Scientist and other founders of the dub, gave me the feeling you needed very little equipment to achieve a lot. Eventually I started producing in an 8-track studio in a youth centre (Poort van Kleef, working together with Sander Kleinenberg) and I joined many reggae bands as a mixer when they performed live.
I also composed music for some pop and reggae bands. From 1986 until 1993 electronic music became increasingly popular and important and the studio joined this digital revolution in 1991. I started working together with a computer freak who could do things on a Atari 24 ST that at that time amazed people. Later on I worked together with him on several productions including some work for Top Sound studio and the Harrow studio. In 1993 our team was reinforced by a dj from Rotterdam named Ricky the Dragon. Rick and I had worked together for Stealth Records; Dance (h)all night EP.
We also did some productions for among others DJ Raymond Heg and Sander Kleinenberg (Wonka). Eventually the youth centre was closed in 1994 and everyone went their separate ways. In the year 2000 in my own studio Raymond Heg and I made the EPs Dub U Always and Dark Dub for Wally’s Grooveworld and Babe Records. Within a short period of time my cooperation with DJ Thorin and Roelie van Lingen joined the MTR concept. We started the Promusic foundation to help people do more with music then only bedroom performances.
New instalment in the Elemental Chillz series, with original tracks from Jane Maximova, Incolumis, Aiemo featuring Kristina Frazzitta, Tokyo Boulevard, Suburban Dream, Sami Halinen, U.O.K., Suffuse, Arman Behdad, Aerium presents Me3dian, Father, Auratune, Vlad Gee, Solaris, MD11, Nale, Rising Sun, Frostbyte, Adrien Aubrun and Constantin Clipa.
The 28-year-old Danish/Italian artist is born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark. Inspired by the pulsating, urban and unique atmosphere of Copenhagen, David Nicosia Longhi has produced and published under various pseudonyms such as “Mazenga” and “Aiemo”. Ranging from deep, minimal psytrance to chillout and melodic lounge music.
David himself describes the importance of inspiration gathered from the fast paced citylife: “I love living in the city – there are endless inspirational options, ranging all the way from high-end fashion, cocktailbars, nightlife in general and even the modern oasis areas in Copenhagen, filled with peace and calm energy.I also like the anonymous feeling found in a big city. You could be surrounded by 100s of people and still feel like no one is seeing you. I generally get inspired from beautiful people around me and the desire to make and do something that touches the heart and thought of a human in combination with the electronically produced music. I want to keep living my daydream and my music reflects this.”
Practical Inspiration has been gathered from both the trance/balearic scene throughout the 90’s all the way to the downtempo and chilled lounge scene in modern time.
Daniel Ray van Zyl aka Placid Larry has been DJing since 1999. Beginning his career in his native South Africa, Daniel has held residencies in Jo’Burg – better known as Johannesburg – and in Tshwane – better known as Pretoria – before setting his sights on the UK club scene, where he held residencies in London, Brixton and Southampton.
After a brief stint home, he moved to Bahrain where he has held a residency in premier restaurant and lounge “Zoe” for the past two and a half years.
For the past five years, Daniel has been honing his skills as a producer. His unique chilled house and down tempo electronica and chill out sound has seen his tracks being released on the renowned Lemon Grass Music label. Daniel continues to produce deep melodic soundscapes filled with thought and emotion, stemming straight from his heart.
New Chillout EP from Solarsoul in Bonzai Elemental.
Solarsoul (Real name Igor Shalin) was born in November 29, 1980 in Moscow suburbs. Since 2008 he has been broadcasting his own show wich now has a fulltime residence in DI.FM.
The release comes with five original tracks, Deep Dive, We Are Not Alone In The Universe, Morning Kiss, Lullaby For Marguerite and Fatal Star.
New edition of the Pure Chillz compilation series containing original tracks from Sami Halinen, Jane Maximova, Bastiq2ooo, Auratune, Rumle, Mappa Mundi, Aiemo featuring Kristina Frazzitta, Suburban Dream, Tokyo Boulevard, Rico Casazza, Incolumis, Kopi Luwak, Father, Phi Phi & Greg D, Red Avenue, Schurakin, Ishek & Thian featuring Mika Technika, Aerium, Me3dian, Adrien Aubrun, and Miika Kuisma