The goal for The Loop is to give underground artists,dj's,producers and labels an outlet to share and promote their music and also to educate people on what our music is all about. I really want to get the info out in our underground community and to keep everyone in "THE LOOP".There will be a focus on Electronic Music from across the spectrum each week featuring releases, mixes,top picks,interviews and much more. It's all about giving the love back to the underground and to keep our scene growing.
SUPPORT, SHARE, GIVE LOVE, DANCE, LISTEN, ENJOY!
At the tender age of 6, Danilo Plessow`s path in music started with playing drums. With his engagement in a school bigband he found his love for jazz - and from 11 years of age on he started working on his own music using a computer and samples.
Being influenced by Jazz, Soul, Funk, Hiphop and House music,
the first results were already released 5 years later on Stuttgarts Pulver Records. Together with Joachim Tobias, Danilo had formed the House and Broken Beat project ´Inverse Cinematics`:
Seven 12 inch Records, one LP and many remixes and compilation appearances followed.
The project was and still is a favourite of some of the worlds most
influental leftfield djs such as Gilles Peterson, Rainer Trueby (with whom Danilo just started a collaboration), Michael Ruetten or Benji B. After several other collaborations and solo projects in the Nujazz vein (Hipster Wonkaz with P.Valentino for Ubiquity Records or solo as Aphro Pzyko for Raw Fusion), Danilo went back to his House music roots with the ´Motor City Drum Ensemble`.
Taking influences from soul, disco and detroit and chicago 90`s house, the new moniker soon became his best known: He released five 12 inch in 2008, and especially his ´RawCuts` series made him a shooting star in the deep house scene, highlighted by the internets house and techno bible ´Resident Advisor` for whom he did a mixtape that is soon regarded as one of the best mixes of this influental podcast.
In times when even big labels struggle to sell 500 copies, MCDE`S ´Raw Cuts` series, released on his own label ´MCDE` (run together with P. Valentino) sold a few thousands each, and his other own label
´Four Roses Recordings` has been doing very good as well. 2009 started with a 12 inch for one of UK`s biggest house labels, 20:20 Vision, and Danilo now hits the road on a regular again to show some of his dj skills, which have brought him all over Europe, the US and Russia already. In february, Beatport`s team of music experts has put him ahead of the up and coming Deep House artists worldwide in 2009.
Therefore better watch out, this boy`s on a mission!
London, United Kingdom
Eastbound Recordings/Yore Records
Orlando B is a London based Deep Techno House producer. He runs his own vinyl record label Eastbound Recordings and has also had music released on YORE, Finest Blend, Night Drive Music and Elektrax.
Real name / David Sumner and Karl O'Connor
Moniker(s) / Regis and Function
Sandwell District is, without doubt, THE underground Techno label of the moment. With support from all quarters (they count Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock, Len Faki and the Berghain crew, Laurent Garnier, Miss Kitten, Jeff Mills, Sleeparchive, Speedy J, Troy Pierce, among their many devotees) they have not just blurred the boundaries of techno, but have dissolved them and re-built it in their own unique image...
As stalwarts of the hugely influential Downwards Label, Function and Regis have been breaking down and re-arranging the D.N.A of conventional dance music for over a decade. Sandwell District however is very much it's own animal and although it shares many of it's ideals and energy with the iconic Downwards, it is very much a label of the here and now. As Beatportal recently put it, "Influential British techno label Downwards are causing waves with their new imprint Sandwell District, as is Marcel Dettmann, Shed and Sleeparchive, who have all picked up where Downwards left techno in the late 1990s."
With Function already scoring 2 massive hits this year, with his "ISOLATION AND ANTICIPATION EP'S " and Regis causing major waves on the underground as his alter ego KALON, it seems as if in the past 12 months, Sandwell District can do no wrong. Going from strength to strength with every release, so far this year both Function's mighty 'Isolation' and the Kalon and Function Mixes of Silent Servant's 'Violencia' earned DJ Mag Techno Record of the Month, Function's 'Anticipation' held the #1 Bestselling Techno Record position for 6 weeks on Juno, in June the label earned Resident Advisor's prestigous, Label of the Month, and currently the Kalon and Function mixes of Silent Servant are getting major airplay and DJ Support. And now with mixes from Marcel Dettmann and Troy Pierce in the pipeline for the next sandwell 12"s, as well as Function remixing Miss Kitten, Heartthrob (Minus) and the Richie Hawtin, Joey Beltram and Mundo Muzique +8 classic, Final Exposure 'Vortex', 2009 is already promising to be another major year for SANDWELL DISTRICT.
Some future guest I have lined up...
Mike "Agent X" Clark-Beatdown Sounds-Detroit
Ralph Lawson-20:20 Vision
Jonra Babiracki-DESIGNFORMS-Los Angeles
Anthony Mansfield-Hector Works
Robb Swinga-1200 Traxx
Andrew Emil-Four Play Music-Chicago
Erik Gustafson-Four Play Music-Chicago
Quincy A. Williams-Lingo Recordings-Cincinnati
Derek Scott aka The Rythimist-Dobox Recordings
Lucas "EBE" Rodenbush-Solid Trax/Scenic Music/Transmat
Gold Code-nude photo music
Mark Johns- VELVET SHOP/SLIDE & SPIN-SJ/SF
Ivan Ruiz-Hidden Cove-SF
Shubert Benjamin-Zoot Suite/Tangible Recordings -Hawt SF
Richie Garibian-Groove Suite-Portland, Oregon
and many many more...
Stay Tuned for more info and guests to come.
Some of my past guests from Eclektronik Groove
Motor City Drum Ensemble-Germany,
Derek Scott aka The Rhythmist
Joshua Marquez of "UNEAQ"
Mike " Agent X'" Clark-Detroit