Sonus 2018

Almost 70 artists are playing three clubs, right at the Croatian shores at Pag Island. It’s a dream come true. Want to celebrate open-air all night? Want to watch the sunrise while listening to your favorite DJs play? Want to go swimming in crystal clear waters all day just to do it all over again tomorrow?

Croatian festival Sonus has revealed a mega line-up of international artists set to play out at the Zrce Beach party later this August.

Richie Hawtin, Sven VÃth, Peggy Gou, Ricardo Villalobos, Jackmaster, Amelie Lens and Joseph Capriati are just some of the names confirmed in the festival’s first wave of announcements. They will be joined by Drumcode boss Adam Beyer, Seth Troxler, Eats Everything, Charlotte De Witte, Chris Liebing, Maceo Plex and more.

Sonus Festival 2018 takes place August 19-23 on Pag Island, Croatia. To grab a ticket or for further information head over to the festival website here, and check out the official line-up announcement video below.

First release tickets are now available! This ticket will grant you five days and five nights of full access to all three of the Sonus clubs, right at the beach.

Source -Mixmag & Sonus festival

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Housefreqs Radio – Mister’Benji

https://housefreqs.com/dj/misterbenji/

Mister’Benji, real name Benjamin Lekgau from a town named Polokwane in the Limpopo province (South Africa) currently residing in the big city of Johannesburg in the Gauteng province (South Africa). I fell in love with house music back in the early 90’s during my primary schooling days through one of the largest urban radio station in South Africa called MetroFM, i would cross-night on weekends listening to my favorite mix shows & DJ’s mixing live which really inspired me to curiously wonder how they did it. Fast froward to my high schooling days i started attempting to mixing songs which i would record on a TDK cassettes and that’s where the story began. I started DJying on a mainstream club level just over a decade ago for which during that time i was exploring my sound. Am now confident to proudly say am content with the choice of sound am currently embracing which that of deep house sound. I play deep house in it’s most diverse; from Soulful, Tech , Broken beats & Nujazz with a blend of Afrohouse. My stage name as one would obviously guess, it comes from my birthname “Benjamin”.

I recently together with my fellow DJ friends started an entertainment movement named Deeper-Sound-Prophecy for which we use to advance & promote the house music culture, more preferably deep house.

For booking Mister’Benji :

email : benji121.dj@gmail.com

call/whatsapp : 064 2862276

I played at some of the biggest night clubs in South Africa including the 2017 South African dance club award winning (TRUTH night club).

Housefreqs Radio – Paolo Tossio

https://housefreqs.com/dj/paolo-tossio/

Italian DJ, Music Producer & Music Director for Savvy Theatre Company, Heff Festival Teen Tent organizer & DJ.

As a DJ with many years of experience playing at Clubs, Bars, Festivals and Private Parties, when Paolo plays, he feeds off of the relationship between the crowd and himself, like an intense workout that everyone can enjoy! Regularly plays: HOUSE – Deep, Tech, Funky & Disco, but he can satisfy any genre requirement from promotions who like to book him!

As a producer, he believes in originality and stems his inventive music writing and productions from life experiences and regularly collaborates on diverse projects using a variety of music styles.

He began producing and DJ in Italy in his early teens & after moving to London in the late nineties, he was gigging at the great clubs like Ministry of Sound, Alexandra Palace, The Fridge, SE1 & Camden Palace alongside leading industry names such as Tiesto, Carl Cox, John 00 Fleming, Mauro Picotto and many other top Djs from around the world.

DJ RESIDENCIES – Current

● Pop On Over Parties, House, Tech House, Funky House & Disco

● HouseFreqs.com, Radio Show, Every Friday 5-7pm, playing Anything House

● Tribal Village, Electronic, Progressive & Funky Techno

● HEFF Festival, Sets up and runs the Party Tent, DJ & runs The DJamSandwich workshop – a funky mix of dj and musician jamming sessions, plus Silent Disco

● Savvy Theatre Company, Music Director, Dj & Music Editor

MUSIC PRODUCER

● Currently working on new material to showcase in his DJ sets

● New Album in the pipeline, release date TBA

● Ongoing music editing for Savvy Theatre

COMPOSER / MUSIC DIRECTOR / COLLABORATIONS

‘Crossing the Line’, Urban Interface Dance Uk for resolution! at The Place, Euston

(Short clip https://youtu.be/c52ODZzmyRM)

● Brief: compose a diverse 15 minute piece of music which he achieved by following the dance routine and creating the sounds to suit the movement and mood of each section of the routine. In addition he advised and worked on lighting and video editing

● Genre: Variety of contemporary sounds and styles

‘Alice’s Mad Tea Party’, Savvy Theatre Company, Honeywood Museum, Carshalton

(Short Clip https://youtu.be/IDd5OCO2bD8 ), (Soundtrack https://soundcloud.com/paolotossio/living-in-a-dream-feat-mario-tossio-samia )

● Brief: direct, rearrange, compose all music and sounds for each scene; create official soundtrack

‘Romeo & Juliet’, Savvy Theatre Company, Honeywood Museum, Carshalton (Soundtrack on request)

● Brief: direct, rearrange, compose all music and sounds for each scene; create official soundtrack

‘Ecobeats’, Imagine Arts Festival, Sutton

(Soundtrack https://soundcloud.com/paolotossio/eco-beats) (Video on request)

● Brief: work with teenagers, dancers, beat boxer, twin violinists and beat poet to create music and short film on an Eco theme

‘Eva Cammarata’, Fashion Designer, London

(Short Clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrOSGrqkimg )

(Soudtrack https://soundcloud.com/paolotossio/calling-mecca-paolo-tossio-ft-tariq-samia )

● Brief: create a piece of music to accompany this designer’s collection for London Fashion Week

● Genre: ethnic, electronic, ambient

‘The H20 Show’, Imagine Arts Festival, Sutton

(Video & Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3lMGgDrpeU )

● Guest House Opera – remix/sound engineer & PA hire for live show

● Remix/record/ arrange sounds for Savvy’s short water themed film

‘Lyrical’, Collaboration with the artist – a rapper & beat poet

(Track https://soundcloud.com/paolotossio/lyrical-and-paolo-tossio-ft-mario-tossio-number-one )

● Genre: Fusion of Hip Hop, Electronica, Rock

EXPERTISE

● Audio Production & Editing

● Sound Engineer

● Sound Technician

● Logic

● Ableton

● Social Media & Promotion

● Workshop Facilitation

● Enhanced DBS

Rodger Sanchez Interview: S Man Days Of Future Past

Roger Sanchez talked collaborations, playing digitally and his S Man guise with Marko Kutlesa ahead of his upcoming UK shows.

Image: Roger Sanchez Credit: Jermaine Santiago

When Chicago house music arrived in the UK in the mid 1980s the pop charts heralded its arrival. Just a few years later, in combination with the drug ecstasy, the music caused a revolutionary youth movement of unparalleled hedonism.

But that wasn’t the last revolution to take place within the music. From the early 90s the British themselves would mould and stretch the American music’s potential, creating a myriad of unique and adventurous subgenres, from the possibilities of progressive house, to the deep mining of the two step beat in garage, to drum n’ bass, dubstep and many more. The Americans though had one very special card left to play in the abilities of a their DJs.

When DJs such as Roger Sanchez and Derrick Carter started appearing at UK nightclubs in the mid 1990s audiences were astounded. In the days before WAV files, CD mixers, Serato and the like, the boundaries of just what a DJ could do with two (or three) turntables and vinyl in the dance music medium were pushed further than anyone thought possible by these DJs.

Employing hip hop techniques, playing two copies of the same record to create loops and overlapping certain sections of two tracks over long mixes to effectively create new music spontaneously, Britain had never experienced such trickery in a disco. The crowds were wowed and homegrown DJs simply couldn’t compete. For a few years such Americans ruled the roost.

Sanchez’s international emergence as a DJ occurred, as with many, simultaneously with his arrival as a producer. Recording as Roger Sanchez, the S Man or in collaborative efforts such as the S Men, his remix services have also been called upon by pop music royalty such as Michael Jackson, Kylie Minogue, Daft Punk, Madonna, The Police and Maroon 5.

He has topped several polls for best DJ over many years, held a residency in Ibiza for over a decade and a half, and is a Grammy award winner. His biggest chart success came in 2001 with the single ‘Another Chance’ but many more of his productions have been played on house music dancefloors over the years, not least those on his own Stealth and UNDR THE RADR imprints. In recent years he has collaborated with several new school producers such as Man Without A Clue, Huxley and Tough Love.

Marko Kutlesa caught up with the S Man prior to his appearance at Uber in Carlisle and Toolroom Live at Egg London to talk about his current plans.

Source: Rodger Sanchez Interview: S Man Days Of Future Past