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Miika Kuisma is a finnish musician, artist, philosopher, futurist and inventor who’s passion is to understand fundamental nature of the reality by exploring spirituality, science, history and technology.
In early 90’s he got big revelation in a small house club and walked out as a new person. From that moment he knew dance music was ‘for him’. His first electronic records which influenced him the most include works by Jarre, Cosmic Baby, Moby, Prodigy, Faithless and early Eye-Q releases. After falling in love with so many electronic styles by now, also his own productions have become somewhat unpredictable.
His tracks are usually somewhere between progressive and melodic, while not being not ‘too deep’ or ‘too cheesy’. On the DJ’ing side Miika was known for his perfectionistic approach to build his sets in certain way. Especially his “Intelligent Design” radio mixes were trips across different moods and genres.
Miika has spent most of his life playing around with technical gear but also loved to draw and play instruments from very early age. After getting his degree in electricity he turned around and took career paths in graphic design, programming, animation and user-interface design.
Besides music production and performances he played key role in the concept and interface-design with EKS in the development of the MIDI controller EKS Otus. He played his last DJ gig in April of 2009, sold his record label “Subtraxx Recordings” for Bonzai Music and relocated into South-East Asia.
Coming from Romania producer Smart Wave presents his first single on our renewed Progrez label.
A trippier progressive house tune entitled Crying For The Unborn Child, which comes in 2 mixes.
Both mixes still have a slighty deeper progressive trance edge to it, but still stick to progressive house basics.
2 tracks for the late night hours.
Marko Nikolic was born on October 24th,1987 in very small town of Pozega, Serbia. He started playing the piano at the age of 6.Having attended the music school in Uzice for three years, he acquired the basic theoretical knowledge and developed an ear for music.
While growing up, he listened to a host of music genres: funk,rock,punk,reggae…. but at the age of 15, electronic music had a huge impact on him. Attending parties, listening and absorbing the global Dance scene for three years, he found himself in deep and progressive sound.Soon after that, he brought his wishes to fruition and tried himself out as a DJ.
In 2005 he has his first preformance and that..s were everything start. During next three year he work with some big names of the Serbian club scene and sharing the deck with all of them was a vast experience for him and big boost to his DJing competence. .. In the year 2008 he became a part of ”iFACE Agency”, together with his friends and collegues DJ Alexandar, Federico Epis, Kintar & Rex, Danny Way, Ascaloon, N-tchbl etc. Marko Nikolic is definitely one of the youngest and newest names in Serbian DJ scene. Now he live and work in Belgrade.Currently working on its production. His releases you can find allready on beatport,junodownload, etc. He also start with his exclusive montly show “SWITCH ON” on danceradio.gr.
For five years, as DJ, he shared the decks with every well-know names of Serbian DJ scene and as well with European and world famous DJ (Adam Freeland, Ramon Tapia, DJ Tarkan, Federico Epis, Poli, etc.) He work in most of the clubs in Belgrade (Andergraund, Mamolo, Energija, Dom Omladine…) Serbia, Croatia and Montenegro.His mixes were the guest mixes featured on many radio shows (Pure.fm, Danceradio.gr,Insomnia.fm, EILO.org …).He creates dynamic sets with progressive house,tech and deep house sound.
Born in 1982 in Athens-Greece, Yannis was exposed in several music styles and scenes from an early age. This variety of music styles transmet him a strong passion for an inner quest to find the kind of music that would represent him and express his feelings.
Saxophone and Flute player, having a diploma in music production from Berklee College of music, Yannis started to produce electronic music under the name “dPen”.
Currently, dPen has finished 2 new remixes for Quivver, Anthony Pappa and Chris Fortier for Silence Through Music label, he is working a remix for Universal Music and his is preparing his new monthly web tv show about music productions tip n tricks and new software presentations as he is the first Greek producer and one of the few producers of the scene that has 4 (software / hardware instruments) companies to endorse him as an artist.
In search of his musical world Nick passed through various styles such as jazz & rock. These two major influences quickly led him to piano & guitar lessons.
In the late 90″s when house music was huge in his hometown Athens, Greece, Nick found himself in a club that Danny Tenaglia was playing at… and that’s how all started. This night determined his musical path. Sexy, Deep, Dark House would be his guideline from there after. Through DJ-ing Nick saw the way to express and share his music instincts in the best possible way.
Currently Nick holds a monthly residency @ Venue Club in Athens, Greece. His weekly mix every Monday @ www.danceradioglobal.com is getting bigger week by week. Something that you can verify by watching Nick Warren’s opinion in the last Top 100 DJ poll where he chose Nick for the “most underestimated dj “on the planet & listen to some of Sharam comments such as “Nick gives a flow in his DJ sets close to perfection”.
The first three tracks in this release, inMotion Tech Take Remix, BrianBerg Remix and UM Remix are the result of a remix contest.