Sonny Wharton

A firm fixture in the House and Techno scene, Sonny Wharton has established himself as one of the finest DJ/Producers to emerge from the UK in recent years.

Breaking through by winning a mix-tape competition for Renaissance and DJMag immediately placed Sonny right in the heart of Ibiza’s nightlife with high profile shows at Amnesia and Space, and a weekly residency at Manumission whilst capturing the attention of key industry press and aligning him alongside the likes of Nic Fanciulli in Mixmag as a ‘Future Hero’.

Sonny’s skillful ability to captivate the audience with his energetic performance and diverse track selection is what prominently positions him behind the decks of many of the world’s biggest clubs and festivals. Whilst sharing the bill with everyone from Laurent Garnier and Steve Lawler, to Armand Van Helden and Eric Prydz, Sonny consistently delivers on a global scale playing everywhere from Pacha, Sao Paolo and the Berlin Love Parade in Germany to London’s legendary Ministry of Sound and the iconic Glastonbury Festival. Holding international residencies at both Club Octagon in Seoul and Solidaritet in Stockholm, Sonny’s DJ career has been solid from the start.

With his unique and intricate production style, Sonny’s signature sound has been strongly supported by BBC Radio 1. Originally showcased by Annie Nightingale Sonny continues to receive regular rotation from Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Danny Howard and most notably Carl Cox who chose Sonny’s single “Raindance” as his ‘Ibiza Tune Of The Summer’ for Radio 1’s Review Show. It’s this level of tastemaker support that see’s Sonny release his music across a range of high-calibre labels and the catalyst to his long standing relationship with Brighton based Skint Records; a label that see’s him sit side by side with the likes of Dave Clarke, Tim Deluxe, and Tiga.

Year on year Sonny continues to expand on his creative capabilities and his now reputable capacity in the studio has seen him collaborate with X-Press 2, DJ Chus and Roland Clark whilst remixing for a broad array of artists including Morcheeba, The Temper Trap, Frankie Knuckles and Fatboy Slim who subsequently named Sonny as his “producer of the year” firmly strengthening his position within modern Dance Music today.

Steve Mac

Steve Mac – UK house music producer. Also one half of The Rhythm Masters along with Rob Chetcuti

They set up Disfunktional Recordings in 1995. The label was mainly a showcase for the pair’s own productions along with artists such as Danny Tenaglia, Junior Sanchez, Paul Woolford, and Giorgio Moroder.

Steve Mac has produced tracks including “Circus Parade”, “Da Canto” and “Lovin’ You More (That Big Track)” for CR2. Mac also remixed for Jamiroquai, Charlotte Church and Simply Red.

In 2008, Mac released the track “Gotta Have Some Fun”; and in September that year his track “Paddy’s Revenge”.

Steve is now the Owner of Black Rock Records.

Cut La Roc

Cut La Roc remembers the look on his mum’s face when he bought his first Technics. “She was horrified! ‘You paid two hundred pounds for a record player?!’ And that was before she found I needed two!” Well, Mrs La Roc, rest easy. Your son did the right thing. As if there was a choice. La Roc – real name Lee Potter – was already hooked by then. He was 15. He’d already got into bunking off school in Brighton to doss around with the local b-boys, already began to memorise their breakdancing moves and intricate scratch tricks. “Instead of going to school I’d go round there first thing in the morning, so I could use their decks while they were asleep,” he recalls. Needless to say, the second Technics followed soon after. Lee immersed himself in the world of hip hop, scratching and editing his productions on cheap samplers and battling it out at local jams. Then something happened.

Scott Diaz

Scott’s energy and vibe as a performer has been winning him fans worldwide, and his reputation as a DJ and standout producer is one of the fastest growing the house world right now.

Scott’s energy and vibe as a performer has been winning him fans worldwide, and his reputation as a DJ and standout producer is one of the fastest growing the house world right now.

2012 has been an exceptional year for Scott – his remix of ‘Gabrielle’ (a co-production with Matt Jam Lamont) went on to spend more than 4 consecutive weeks as the number one record on Traxsource. Grant Nelson singled out Scott’s remix of Lovebirds ‘Want You In My Soul’ as “one of my favourite remixes of all time” and his pitch perfect interpretation of Ron Carroll’s seminal house classic ‘Back Together’ won him even more respect from across the house community. He has firmly cemented his place as one of the most exciting new house producers to emerge in recent times, with Traxsource featuring no less than 8 of his productions in their ‘Best of 2011′ list. In addition, he’s been featured on several compilations in the last 12 months, appearing alongside global artists such as Cajmere, Maceo Plex, Pirupa, Subb-An, Crazy P and Sandy Rivera, showing that he has considerable clout to go with his considerable talent.

Studio success is fundamental to Scott, but the true test of a DJ remains in the clubs, and in that spirit he has been rinsing his passport over the last couple of years too, playing in a number of clubbing destinations – Ibiza, Portugal, Amsterdam, Russia and the USA to mention a few. After his exploits at Miami WMC, he toured the US west coast in the summer, taking in multiple dates spanning Mexico City, LA, San Francisco, San Diego, Phoenix, Portland and more, playing alongside house heavyweights Mark Farina, Ron Carroll and Jay-J in the process. He maintains the same refreshing approach to his sets as to his productions, using his own remixes, unreleased edits and mixtools, playing right across the spectrum of house and seamlessly combining a variety of influences and styles. The result is a mixture of vocal, deep, disco and jackin’ main room grooves, but always a uniquely soulful, house sound with the dancefloor in mind.
Scott’s label, connect:d, set up primarily as an outlet for his productions and co-productions, continues to go from strength to strength, with world class DJ’s such as Grant Nelson, MK, Gramophonedzie, Miguel Migs, Sonny Fodera, Tony Humphries and Gene Farris and all playing and/or charting Scott’s music. As a DJ and performer, his reach and appeal continues to grow exponentially – he’s provided guest mixes for Grant Nelson’s Housecall, Anthony Angell’s ‘Essential House’ and the ‘Global Dance Session’ – each of which are syndicated to over 2 million people worldwide.

Never one to rest on his laurels, Scott continues to evolve as an artist, with current focus on creating original vocal tracks and songs, and exploring a deeper, more organic house sound with his DJ sets and productions. His impressive and diverse discography boasts releases on labels such as ITH (Defected), Confetti Records, Hed Kandi, Nervous, Soulfuric, Kerri Chandler’s Madhouse & Purple Music – and he shows no signs of letting up anytime soon. With a radio show and podcast in the pipeline, more huge projects on the way, and an ever growing fan base of listeners and peers alike, Scott looks destined to continue rocking the house.

Dario D’Attis

Someone whose passion for music and feelings are reflected in his productions!

Ever since he was a child and heard his father playing guitar (for the Italian Band “Camaleonti“) he has loved music and his father became his idol!

As a teenager Dario was attracted by the Garage & New Jersey House sound (specially the one played by DJs Djaimin (Coleur 3) & Tony Humphries (Kiss FM radio), in fact these radio shows boosted his energy & love for the music.

He bought his first vinyl at the age of 15 and a year later started his DJ career in his home town of Schaffhausen playing in clubs & bars like the “Kaktus” where he had a great time!

In 1997 he created the successful party series “Amaro“ with two friends in several spots in the city and a bit later he started playing all over Switzerland. Dario was recognized as a DJ of great charm and also starts playing for the first time at Club Oxa in Zurich.

Around then he also had a radio show called “Dancemachine” that included national & international guests.

Today Dario is recognized as a successful DJ and plays all over Switzerland with big names like Mousse T, Bob Sinclar, Mr Mike, David Guetta, Jamie Lewis, Junior Jack, Grant Nelson, Shakedown and Frankie Feliciano… He appears in clubs like: Mad in Lausanne, Kaufleuten in Zurich, Supermarket in Zurich, Club Q in Zurich, Club Duo in Bienne and many others.

To be a producer was always one of his dreams and in 1999 it came true when he made his first production “lift me up” together with dj Agroovin and it was released by a small Swiss label. In 2002 D’Attis remixed for Purple Music “Now or never” by Sound of Joy.

Since 2001 he has built his own recording studio.

Recently, with Lisa Millet, he has produced the song “Dollars” and in “Can U feel It” with Freda Goodlett on Purple Music. Syndia, Spanish Harlem & Skunk on Purple Tracks was another of his works. He also worked on several remixes such as: Lisa Shaw, Anthony Romeno, Haldo, Jordan Fields, Matteo Ionescu, Mankz, Distant People, Denis the Menace, Mirco Esposito from Raw Soul Orchestra and others.

Other projects featuring singers such as Freda Goodlett, Shon Jackson, Lejuan as well as solo projects will be released on Purple Music.

Harry Romero

I’m the guy pushing to change my sound from record to record…the struggle for most producers is to not sound the same every time, which is something not everyone can accomplish”, explains the diversely talented Harry Romero. The DJ and producer remarks, “I am always into combining eclectic flavors and bringing new concepts into the studio.

There is no question that Harry is one of the finest and most accomplished producers in electronic music, a serious beat maker like few others.

Raised in a musical family, his mother soaked the air with the Latin rhythms of merengue and cumbia, while his father, a former opera tenor, practiced his scales and listened to Beethoven. As a result, Harry is constantly looking to expand his musical range. Harry Romero’s legendary tracks “Cro-Magnon”, “Erectus”, “Tania”, “Night At the Black”, “Beats Vol 1 & 2” and As MongoBonix “Mas Pito”, never leave the playlists of serious house music DJ’s, all standing the test of time, sounding as good and as fresh now as they did nearly ten years ago.

2015 showed the world that Harry Romero was back and better than ever with releases on Suara, ToolRoom, Circus, OVUM, Tronic, Maya Records and Defected. 2016 see’s Harry bring back the legendary Bambossa records which is being highly anticipated by his peers and house music lovers around the world. Stay tuned for the revolution as Harry Romero comes to a city near you.

Clara Da Costa

Around the time the 1990’s seminal Ibiza documentary, A Short Film About Chilling was first being broadcast, a 13 year old Clara da Costa was vowing to herself that one day she too would DJ on the island she’d been visiting since she was 11. Two years later, the girl who was to become what was possibly Ibiza’s most precocious ever DJ talent had run away from home and secured herself a gig in Es Paradis.

Animal Trainer

Zurich’s city kids, with a passionate love for music and a tendency to entertain.

Music style: From melodious electric tunes to club music, the duo covers a widespread spectrum of electronic music

Enzo Siragusa

DJ, producer & Fuse London party starter

When it comes to rave culture there aren’t many artists out there who are as passionate and dedicated as Enzo Siragusa. The Londoner is the mastermind behind one of the capital’s most infamous party brands, Fuse – an event which he has used to cultivate an unmistakeable sound, attracting a loyal, dedicated following in the process. His roots lie in jungle and drum n bass, that pure, undiluted sound which sprung up from London’s inner city in the mid-nineties. Enzo still holds true to many of the aspects of 90’s UK rave culture that made it so special and carries them into his current output. So, whether he’s DJing, making beats in the studio, hosting another sell out Fuse event or letting loose on the dance floor, you can be sure it’s always fuelled by a desire to perpetuate the culture that changed his life.

As a teen in the mid-nineties Enzo was just as devoted to the dance floor as he is now. His first rave was at the legendary Sanctuary in Milton Keynes in 1993, where cult raves like Dreamscape and Helter Skelter were held on a regular basis. Enzo’s experiences there left an indelible impression on him; from the power of the music and the soundsystems, to the experience of being connected to a diverse yet unified crowd. This formed the foundation of his current ethos; maintaining an equal balance between 1) music and sound, 2) community and 3) the environment, i.e. the club itself. These three core aspects are the pillars of Fuse and Enzo’s rave philosophy and undoubtedly what have made it so successful.

A healthy obsession with music led to a very expensive vinyl addiction, and was the catalyst behind his early forays into DJing. Over 20 years on, his enthusiasm remains resolute and has helped elevate him to an impressive position, breaking into Resident Advisor’s Top 100 poll for the first time in 2015. Gigs at influential clubs like Panorama Bar in Berlin, DC10 in Ibiza, Sub Club in Glasgow, Mint Club in Leeds and Robert Johnson in Frankfurt cementing his status as a potent force in today’s scene. Stand out parties with Fuse at Space in Ibiza proved to be hugely successful and his relationship with the White Island will continue in 2016, with gigs further afield across Europe and a US debut also on the cards.

Fuse is now a part of the fabric of London’s club scene. Starting out as a cheeky Sunday after-hours, it has grown into a world-renowned party which holds true to what many refer to as a pure London sound. His meticulous attention to detail is focused mainly on the sound first and foremost. As a veteran raver, Enzo understands the effect that precision sound can have on the dance floor. If you’ve never been to Fuse before and you don’t even know who’s on the lineup, you’re sure to leave with the party etched into your memory banks forever thanks primarily to the potency of the sound.

Around the party, Enzo has built a formidable family of artists, all with a similar grounding to him. Artists who were ravers before anything else; Seb Zito, Rich NxT and Rossko are a few of the core members of the Fuse clan. By keeping this tight circle of artists representing the Fuse name, Enzo has instilled a strong identity into Fuse, which fans around the world travel to London to experience for themselves.

In line with the party brand, Enzo also heads up Fuse London and Infuse, two record labels which act as a channel for the music produced by himself and the Fuse family. Since their inception both labels have become a home for bass-heavy house works from artists including Archie Hamilton, Einzelkind, Dan Farserelli, Ben Rau and many more.

In the studio Enzo’s love for dynamic sound is also clearly evident. Heavy bass licks and crisp percussion form the foundation of his productions, which have maximum impact and blur the lines between DnB, techno and house. He collaborated with Alexkid recently on the unstoppable ‘Kilimanjaro’ project – a series of tracks built around a rib cage rattling Reese bassline, which have destroyed dance floors left, right and centre. On the solo tip, his new EP ‘Sanctuary’ is already making waves and a whole host of collaborative works are in the pipeline with Livio & Roby, Guti, Julian Perez, Martin Buttrich, and more.

Over 20 years deep and still as passionate, enthusiastic and obsessive as ever, Enzo Siragusa continues to inject his ideals into his output. Building a community around Fuse, while maintaining a successful solo career and producing dynamic sounds in the studio. Always smiling, he’s a man who has a created a London institution and he’ll be involved with rave culture for a long time to come…

Adriatique

Before the duos’ paths crossed in 2008, the Zurich namesakes acted as solo artists. As a DJ team they rock the international dance floors of the globe and each of their tracks becomes a hit.

Music style: Versatile and innovative, ranging from playful- to clubbing deep tech-house