Tony Rodriguez aka Brothers’ Vibe; a record collector since the age of 6, has been active in the music industry since the age of 11. As a DJ playing his first club at the age of 14, to producing and remixing steadily since 1986, Tony Rodriguez has dedicated his life to the DJ Culture. A vinyl junkie with an extensive vinyl library, Tony welcomes all formats available with open arms; anything to spread the vibe globally has his full support!!
Electronic music has long been used as a medium for escapism, whether that’s the mindful release of the dancefloor or the imagined vistas of outer space. Eddie Merced distils both these qualities into his craft, using the foundational structures of deep techno and house as a carrier for his expansive, star-gazing productions.
... A music head since age 3, when she hastened the early retirement of her preschool teacher by breaking the rules and playing tunes on the classroom's record player during coloring time. J Zed grew up listening to funk, hip hop, and disco (her first record she made her mother buy was Van McCoy's "The Hustle") before falling for New Wave in the 80s. Developing a healthy love for alternative Brit bands like New Order, The Smiths, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Happy Mondays and Joy Division, she discovered house music in the early 90s. Instantly gravitating towards the soaring anthems and diva vocals, it was a love affair that wouldn't soon die, and having a radio show in college at Drake University with a good friend sparked an excitement for being on the air that she never forgot. Still an aficionado of the music genres of her youth, J Zed celebrates the evolution of them into the new and fresh -- listening to hours upon hours of music per month helps her have a keen finger on the pulse of what's coming up, which she translates into her weekly shows.
A respected resident of Sound-Bar in Chicago, Karsten Sollors is one of the scene’s rarities whose unwavering commitment to the music which drives him has established the DJ as an invaluable and integral part of the North American electronic music circuit. Largely defined by earnest transmissions of sincere and soulful energy, Karsten’s unwavering passion for the music through his decades of experience within the industry speaks for itself. A musical narrative dictated by rhythm, flow and emotion, the Canadian native’s musical stamp is hugely reflective of his deep, galvanised connection with Chicago and its rich history of House music. Perfectly balanced between underground flavour and irresistible rhythms, Karsten is a true purveyor of the genre fusing together elements of house, tech house and deep house throughout his career. Proudly advocating the Chicago sound, Now residing in the city, Karsten is fully immersed and connected with many of his inspirations, as well having the privilege to work alongside and learn from the expertise of the iconic Gene Farris. With a strong penchant for soulful vocals and infectious grooves, Karsten’s undeniable drive and dedication have proven to be the constants in ensuring his arrival to the dance wasn’t coincidental. Consciously honouring the pioneers that came before him, he has evolved into a devoted representative of Chicago house and having produced more than 50 original tracks to date, Karsten’s impressive output has been supported by such prodigious names as Jamie Jones, Marco Carola, Steve Lawler, Roger Sanchez, Prok & Fitch, Mark Knight, Claude Vonstroke, Gene Farris, Erick Morillo, Riva Starr, Horse Meat Disco, Paco Osuna, Sam Divine and many more. Boasting an extensive back-catalogue, stand-out releases from the Canadian export include ‘Make No Sense’, ‘I Need Your Love’ and most recently, ‘Weekend Warrior’ which attained #1 ‘Best New Tech House’ track during December 2018 on Beatport. Signed to a wealth of highly respected and celebrated imprints, Karsten has also enjoyed releases on the likes of Toolroom Records, Undr The Radr, Nervous Records, Farris Wheel Recordings, Sleazy Deep, Stealth, Great Stuff and more. Having built a solid foundation through his productions, recent years have seen Karsten turn his attentions to touring. Aside from his world-renowned residency, the Sound-Bar favourite’s heaving resume also includes headlining appearances across North and Central America, India and Asia, as well as being featured on Anjadeep’s North American tours which run through Chicago. Karsten has played with and supported such heavyweights as John Digweed, Paul Van Dyk, Lee Foss, Chus & Ceballos, Gene Farris, Art Department, Luttrell, Jay Lumen, Lee Foss, Honey Soundsystem, Cristoph and many more. Always active on the scene, Karsten continues to champion the very best in Chicago House through his monthly radio show, ‘Sollors Systems’, on Data Transmission Radio. Alongside this, he has also made notable guest mix appearances for Roger Sanchez’s ‘Release Yourself’, Great Stuff Recordings’ Podcast and 5 Magazine in 2018. Following up on this success, 2019 remains a very busy year for the Canadian with four heavily anticipated releases locked in for this summer, including new EPs on Nervous Records, Stealth, We Jack and Chicago home team label, Farris Wheel Recordings.
For any DJ and wanna-be producer, “hustle” can be an oft-overstated attribute and, yet, for the right person, it’s an underappreciated compliment from those in the know. Hustle is the absolute definition of both the man and the meteoric career of international DJ Roger Sanchez. From a humble beginning in NYC to multi-year residencies in Ibiza; from digging in dusty crates to headlining festival main-stages around the world, Roger is truly a self-made man and and dance music star. An early pioneer of podcasting, Roger was awarded the first-ever Best Podcast Award at the International Dance Music Awards in 2007. In addition to his bi-weekly podcast, he also hosts a weekly terrestrial and online radio show, which attracts over 10 million listeners across a worldwide audience. The Release Yourself Radio Show is broadcasted in 30 markets on every continent, including countries as diverse as Brazil, Russia, Mexico, the UK, Germany and Australia. In addition to broadcasting, he creates podcasts and mixes from the road, dominating a tour schedule that would exhaust even the most hardened of festival warriors. This man is on a mission to spread the musical word to every corner of the globe.
Abduction Underground is Miami Based radio network, with podcasting focused on Underground Electronic Music, which was Founded By Dj/Producer Ze Wilson. The network focus is to bring techno , minimal , deep house, progressive house to the Public's Ears . Founded in 2019 Abduction Underground is a promise to bring great underground music to the Industry with support of many artists around the Globe. Conceived by visionary Ze Wilson in His Studio, Abduction Underground has Awakened Great Interest of Several DJs and Producers Around The Miami scene. The simple idea driven by a commitment to putting out the best music the scene has to offer. Bringing out new talents and releasing some of the freshest Sets and Podcast monthly. Its intentions are on to build a loyal following around the world driven on by Ze Wilson`s never ending quest to release quality underground music.
Lamont “Mizont” Depew was born in Kingston N.Y on June 20, 1976. At the age of 3 years old, he would move to Boston Massachusetts with his mom & two older brothers. Every Saturday morning, the sounds of W.I.L.D’s “The Time Tunnel” would fill the apartment with Disco & Soul Classics that left a lasting impression on him. Also on Saturday nights, K.I.S.S 108 would play some underground music with Top 40 Pop in between. He would sneak out of bed just to experience the different sounds they would be playing without waking up the whole house. All these moments from the 80’s came into fruition on New Year’s Eve in 94 when he was convinced by his mother to go to “The Boston Loft” because she said, “you need a change in your life for the good”. So on that night Mizont’s life literally changed at that moment.