Supernova#7: Samuel L Session, Rebekah, Style Of Eye, Lost Souls, Sub Terrania, Paradox
R1: Lost Souls
Samuel L Session (Drumcode / Affin / Klap Klap)
Rebekah (Decoy/Cult Figures/8 Sided Dice)
Chris Stanford (EarToGround / Lost Souls)
Antony Difrancesco (Lower East / Lost Souls)
+ more TBA
R2: Sub Terrania
Style of Eye (Dirtybird/Classic)
Nikola Gala (Ibadan Records/Rekids/Freerange)
Mauro Ferno & Mestivan (Celestial Recordings/Sub Terrania)
+ more TBA
R3 & 4:
Nils Hess & Jb
Joe Le Groove & Jay Tempest
+ more TBA
For August's supernova edition we welcome a quartet of London's finest party starters to take things to another level: Lost Souls, Sub Terrania, Paradox & SHE. Taking centre stage throughout the 3 indoor areas and alfresco spaces, we welcome very special guestand Swedish techno star, Samuel L Session, the UK's first lady of techno - Rebekah, Swedish house star Style Of Eye (Dirtybird/Classic) and deep house & techno perpetrator, Nikola Gala (Ibadan Records/Rekids/Freerange). We have a few more guests to be announced soon so please stay tuned...
Her residency in Birmingham for the Eclectricity events has seen her play for Cocoon parties alongside Sven Vath, Dubfire, Loco Dice, Marco Carola and Luciano. Rebekah has also become a regular feature at Global Gathering warming up in the Circo Loco, Cocoon and M-nus Arenas consecutively, the latter being one of the standout sets of 2010 for the whole of the festivals.
Currently Rebekah has remixes and singles on renowned labels Naked Lunch and Stolen Moments. As well as working with these labels, Rebekah produces her essential techno monthly podcast series 'Re-Dezined', which features latest music and mixes from guests and the artist herself. Revolutionary online broadcaster, B@TV, has Rebekah as a bi-monthly resident, where she can be found opening for some of the world’s biggest artists.
In a world where promo reactions count for nothing, Rebekahs recent tracks have been road tested by none other than Richie Hawtin himself, Flirting with Death has been found in his sets in the past year. Along with her remix of Matadors Blond Slackers on Stolen Moments which has been played by Chris Leibing, Adam Beyer, Perc, Dustin Zahn, Tommy Four Seven, Alan Fitzpatrick and Sandwell District over the last six months at festivals, Podcasts and Beatport charts, citing this as Rebekah’s biggest production to date. Proving that the quality of her production skills has started to be taken notice by her peers.
Style Of Eye:
Linus Eklöw's amalgamation of jackin' Chicago house and modern European electronics continued to win him many admirers during the '00s. In 2007 fellow Swede John Dahlbäck signed Linus's stomping H-Bomb to his Pickadoll label, setting in motion a run of releases that in 2008 would see the debut Style of Eye full-length, Duck, Cover And Hold, hit shelves in addition to the standout single "Girls". The album signalled a new high-water mark for Linus, adroitly weaving together a culmination of his work thus far in a thrilling mixed format across 13 tracks. 2008 was also the year that Claude VonStroke and his Dirtybird imprint formalized their interest in Linus's bumping sound with the release of The Big Kazoo EP (a first Beatport 10 entry for Linus), which was followed up the next year by The Race EP.
The endorsements also continued to come in through the remix sphere. In this regard, a precedent was set back in 2004 when Linus completed a standout version The Knife's "Heartbeats"—which was in fact his first-ever officially released remix and (understandably) remains one of his proudest achievements to date. World renowned acts such as Moby, Lily Allen, Empire Of The Sun, Miike Snow and Swedish House Mafia have also been among those to call on Linus's remixing talents in the recent past, marking him out as a producer who can take on the big guns (and win).
As plentiful as his production credits have been, we wouldn't be here now if it wasn't backed up by skills behind the decks. Linus has been a DJ of international acclaim throughout his career, leading to requests for three mixed compilations—one for OM Records, two for Ministry of Sound—and gigs at major festivals and club events throughout the world. Taking the last 12 months as a microcosm, Linus has enjoyed show stopping performances at events like Creamfields in the UK, Amnesia in Ibiza, Tomorrowland in Belgium, Peace & Love festival in Sweden, Fusion festival in Germany, Mansion in Miami and the Roseland Ballroom in New York.
"I'm always about high-energy with a need to push things forward."
Part of the exciting wave of Greek talents coming up in house and techno over the last decade, Nikola Gala is a prolific producer whose impeccably produced tracks have become big releases for Ibadan Records, Rekids, Freerange Records and Plastic City; all labels which represent true quality in the world of underground dance music. Armed with little more than a mixtape of random techno tunes an...d the first two albums of The Prodigy as a teenager, Nikola Gala embarked on his musical journey which has lasted over 15 years. Producing since 1995, DJ since 2000, Gala founded his own record label called Escada Music, has traveled with his music around to the world serenading dancefloors in Tokyo, London, Madrid, Moscow and Stockholm, and impressed even the most hardened dance music journalist and critic with his clever productions, and a comprehension of sound that knows no borders.
Nikola's musical output and DJ style has evolved and reinvented itself many times over the years, always incorporating fresh new elements while remaining relevant and interesting. In fact, after a perusal of Nikolas back catalog, one might wonder if there's something he isn't capable of producing! Nikolas first records of progressive house music were released on the most spotlight labels of the genre including Armada, Lost Language, Rennaisance, Intrinsic and Audio Therapy. In 2005 after switching to a more sophisticated, deep house style, Nikola was gaining attention for making rich tracks with a sharp tech edge, like "Everything Is You" on Stripped Records. "What helps me most in developing my sound" Nikola explains, "is the music scene itself. There are so many good producers releasing amazing material week by week, it's what pushes me to explore new sounds." This is precisely what he did in 2008 after dancing all night long to Âme. Nikola came home and wrote Kilo Tango the EP that would signify a major turning point in his career. Techno producer Jerome Sydenham would release Kilo Tango on his renowned label Ibadan, and later commission Nikola for yet another release. "Beyond Nikola's diverse creative talents", remarks Sydenham, "I really appreciate his inner balance as an individual and wish him only the best."
Since then, more excellent releases under Nikolas belt and a relocation to Berlin have only encouraged and fostered his promising career. Consider the passionate vibes of the track "Broken Chords" on Freerange, or the experimental ethno-mesmeric collaborations with Claap Records founder and good friend, GummiHz. Nikola is especially proud of his releases for Rekids - regarded by many as one of the leading record labels in the entire underground scene. Nikola acknowledges the move to Berlin has influenced his sound, but is quick to reassure us of another constant characteristic of his music: "I like to play energetic music with an uplifting character, even if I play deep or tech-house beats. People are going to clubs to have a good time and enjoy themselves, so bringing a smile to peoples faces is priority number one for me." Armed with undeniable talent, imagination and the gift of soulful expression, we can only imagine what the future holds for Nikola.
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