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gui-borattoGui Boratto (born 1974 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian electronic music producer. He started his career working in the Publicity sector in 1989.

His album Chromophobia was awarded the title of Mixmag Album of the Month. Regarding why he chose the name Chromophobia, Boratto said: "The same meaning as monochromatism in architecture, which means simplicity. That’s all. I don’t have a morbid fear of colors at all. But also, I was ironic. My music is really colorful."

On stage, Gui uses a laptop equipped with Ableton Live, a Jazz Mutant Lemur, a monome and an Evolution Uc33e, and he sometimes even invites a guitar player to join him.

alucidnationAlucidnation is Bruce Bickerton. He's been writing and producing music since 1992, amassing a broad spectrum of what he'd describe as 'good quality listening music for the home and the head'.

To the uninitiated, Bruce's music is probably hard to catergorize. It can range from blissed out ambience through to deep, dubby beats, taking in electronica and songs along the way. Having been playing the piano (and various other bits and pieces) since his formulative years, Bruce always liked to improvise, messing around with chord structures and vocal harmonies. It was only when he took the plunge in the early nineties and invested in a small MIDI studio setup that he was able to realise some of those ideas.

This resulted in a scramble of activity over the course of the next ten years, when he spent a good deal of time recording rough improvisations on whatever medium came to hand, whether that was cassette tape, DAT or MD. These improvisations either culminated in finished pieces, or if the groove or feeling wasn't there, they were either discarded, or put to use in future compositions.

This way of working still informs much of Bruce's work these days, even with the advent of modern digital editing software : "I like to get a loop up and running that's 'doing it', and then just hit the record button and let the vibe take me away for about 15-20 minutes. Out of this, there's bound to be something that's useable - sometimes the whole thing is!" alucidnation eventually came to the attention of prolific producer Tom Middleton back in 2000.

Bruce had produced a limited edition CD of material he'd been working on in 1999 (just 10 copies were pressed up!); one of which found its way to Tom and then by word of mouth to Pete Lawrence, co-curator of The Big Chill, a music and arts organisation based out of the UK. Pete signed Alucidnation up to the then fledgling Big Chill Recordings label on the strength of 'I'm Not Bad', a ditty that Bruce had penned in a few hours. He's collaborated with various composers of note, including Tom Middleton, Ulrich Schnauss, Laura B, Pete Lawrence, Another Fine Day, The Verbrilli Sound, Pitch Black and others. Bruce is carrying on the lucid tradition writing material for his next release.

morganpageMorgan Page has signed with Nettwerk Records to release his debut album ELEVATE,  which consists of a hybrid of remixes and original songs.  Page has quickly become one of the most sought after house producers.  His remixes for marquee artists (Angie Stone, Delerium, Stevie Nicks, Nelly Furtado and more) consistently land at the top of the Billboard Club Play charts, including three number one hits in 2006 alone.

ELEVATE opens with the first single “The Longest Road”. The track features lead vocals from California folk artist Lissie, whom Page calls “one of the most exciting voices I’ve heard in years.”  More than a collection of singles, Page blends ELEVATE into one complete work, showcasing his dexterity as a producer.

Said Page, “I envision this album as something that works in a variety of settings: in the car, at home, maybe on a run with your iPod. It encompasses so many different styles, yet there is a continuity to it that holds it together. I see this album as something that DJs will appreciate and something that all fans of electronic music will enjoy experiencing from start to finish.”


Back around the year 2000 we met Morgan Page when he was just getting started and we have had a lot of fun working with him over the years and watching his slow and steady climb to success.  With each release Morgan gets stronger and stronger and his production is about as clean as it gets in the industry.

A few years ago Morgan took a road less traveled and said I'm going to release this album called, "Cease & Desist" and see what happens.  He went on and included a lot of  his bootlegs he had produced and circulated throughout the DJ world.  The boots included tracks by Coldplay, Imogen Heap and David Bowie to name a few...  instead of being rounded up and beaten with a wet noodle he was asked to produce more and more and more!  Major labels called, then Nettwerk Music Group called and suddenly this kid from a log cabin in Vermont became in the global dance market a hero.

He has gone on to remix for Angie Stone, Delerium, Stevie Nicks and Nelly Furtado as well as consistently landed on top of the Billboard Club Play charts.  Now comes the most recent album, Elevate and the single "The Longest Road" which shot up the Billboard chart alongside Snoop Dogg and Madonna and has ruled the iTunes and Beatport dance charts. The album is comprised of 4 original productions and 8 remixes and is considered more of a remix collection of singles.

"I see this album as something that DJs will appreciate and something that all fans of electronic music will enjoy experiencing from start to finish" says Morgan Page when speaking about Elevate.

deadbeatsThe Deadbeats formed in 1995.  They were a couple of DJ's from the infamous "Garage" club in late 80's Nottingham UK in the days when Graeme Parke graced the decks later becoming members of The DIY Collective and eventually set up their own label "Space Hopper" to concentrate on their own sound.

Their first album was called 'Loungin' which was released through Ralph Lawson's label '20/20 Vision' and the single from it 'Funky for you' went on to be the most popular track from it and has appeared on quiet a few compilation albums.

They are in the process of finishing off the new album which is due to be released soon on Wax On Records (George from Nightmares on Wax's label). It is a selection of tracks that they have been working on for some time with a few old friends including Dj Emma (DIY) Dave Estella (Bass Guitars and anything off the wall) and featuring vocals from Dr Egg & Dave the singer from Sleaford Mods...

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mozezMozez dedication to music takes us back to his early days of singing with his brothers. He was first noticed however in 1996 as part of the duo Spirits who gave us the memorable Don't Bring Me Down and Spirit Inside (15th and 18th in the national charts respectively).

He was to create more magic later with the band Zero 7, whom he wrote, sang and toured with for a number of years, the product of which we are still hearing daily with songs such as "This World", "I Have Seen", "Simple Things", "Warm Sound", "Morning Song" etc., which has graced the airways since 2001 and has become classics in their own right.

2005 brought another change to Mozez's growing career producing and writing with the likes of Guy Sigsworth, (Madonna, Bjork, Seal) Ben Chapman (Pink Floyd), George Evelyn (Nightmares On Wax), Alex Morris and Tom Quick, giving us a broader view of his talent. So Still, his first solo album, was a passionate cleverly crafted album one that is worth listening to over and over again, with songs such as "Feel Free",(soundtrack on CSI and the movie Running for Time) "Baby Blue", "Venus Rise", "Fuzz" and "Beautiful Day".

His new album The Absolute features Melanie Blatt (All Saints) and production from George Evelyn (Nightmares on Wax) Tony White plus other writers and producers. Mozez has imparted more of his production ability on his latest work giving us a slightly harder edge to this softly spoken man.

The Absolute he describes as a journey, a journey into a multi floral expanse of coloured sounds. Mozez is well known for his writing ability and his unusual yet profound lyrics. He has produced over the years with a number of people, such as Melanie Blatt (All Saints), Tony White, Tom Quick, Alex Morris,Guy Sigsworth, Hamlet Luton, Henry Binns, Sam Hardaker, Robin Mullakey, Raj Gupta, Pete Lawrence, Laura B. and Michale Arkk.

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