Sidney Charles
Avotre, Off Recordings : Berlin

The younger the artist, the shorter his Biography!

But Sidney Charles in his age of twenty-something already looks into many happy faces, when he enters the decks. Everybody, who understands this love-binding kind of music, has to live the urban movement behind it, the culture that brings people of all kinds together. Exactly these motions are fascinating the young man, born as Sidney Charles Hurricane Vieljans in Hamburg, Germany. At the age of 15 Sidney Charles discovered the magic of the two black discs spinning on the 1210s. At the beginning Hip Hop, Soul, Funk, Breakbeat and Turntablism was Sidney's medium to express his emotions. Highly delighted and inspired by the time of the late 80s and early 90s, when the movement, accompanied by youth culture, began, Sidney was finding that House & Techno Grooves combined with higher BPM-numbers were leading to more inspiration and happiness. He is not a musician, nor a percussionist. He is a collector. A collector of culture and experiences. The energy and feeling around the music is what makes the difference and letting Sidney Charles not be one of many.

Sidney released several Songs on renowned labels like Avotre, Off Recordings, VIVa MUSiC, Area Remote, Suara, Jeudi, Kling Klong, Mr. Nice Guy, Variante Music,...
His Tracks are supported by acts like Loco Dice, Dj Sneak, Fatboy Slim, Marco Carola, Karotte, Pig & Dan, Monika Kruse, Stewe Lawler, Martin Eyerer, Santé, Robert Dietz, Gregor Thresher, Matthias Kaden, Nick Curly and many more.

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Matthias Meyer
Liebe*Detail, Cecille, Watergate, Hive : Hamburg

Dj, Producer and Liebe*Detail key artist Matthias Meyer hails from the quiet town of Lueneberg, near Hamburg, Germany. As a young, excited music lover, the hi-tech sounds of Detroit and Chicago spoke to Matthias, and encouraged him to seek the excitement and hustle of nearby Hamburg's diverse club scene. From here he let music take control, actively promoting this newfound scene in his local towns with the Sfunkt DJ collective, organising parties that would bring the electronic message to an otherwise dance-less area.

Together with the Sfunkt crew and his close friend and future production partner Patlac, Matthias began to play bigger and better venues, to more and more acclaim. His horizons began to broaden, and his production skills sharpened, seeing the release of his debut track, 'Reichenbach', on Hamburg's much-loved Liebe*Detail label in 2006. A tough and powerful, big-room bomb, Reichenbach summed up the Meyer's broad mixture of influences, from Detroit's technical wizardry to the musicality and experimentation of Germany's fresh faced electronic movement.

'Voltage', his second release was to follow with yet more hit potential, carrying a beautiful, resonating melody across a positively uplifting techno backdrop, but it was his release in the summer of 2008, 'Tout Va Bien,' that really defined Matthias Meyer's current musical direction. A long, meandering, deeply spaced percussive journey, full of intricate detail and raw, organic textures, the track received huge support and quickly brought the young musician's name even more into the light.

As the winter months of 2008 approached, and the buzz from 'Tout Va Bien' still worked its magic, Matthias collaborated with long-time friend and producer Patlac, creating another huge club moment entitled 'Skipper'. This was released on Liebe*Detail's 'Spezial' offshoot label, along with the equally moving track 'Salt City', to yet more praise. It seems these two projects really summed up Matthias' inner love not only for serious grooves, but real drama in his music. These are tracks full of uplifting, positive sentiments, painstakingly designed so that their sound and message comes through as clear as possible.

Matthias has broken through into spotlight thanks to his uniquely passionate take on the house and techno genres. His love of rich, energetic club music full of texture, life and heart propels him to work more and more. His work as a Dj allows him to bring this very human, endearing quality to an increasingly large audience.

In his eyes, the great joy of Djing house music is that, unlike in so many other scenes, he doesnt need to play pop hits to get dancefloor recognition. Instead, he can spin a long tale of rolling grooves and evolving, emotive musical stories that provoke a different, inner relationship between DJ and dancer.

As requests for original tracks and remixes flood in, Matthias remains grounded. For him the groove is the most important thing. He doesn't rush his music, rather he spends as much time as is needed perfecting his art. For this reason he will remain a very special commodity, a true artist and true creator, so that when his music is experienced it will never fail to pass you by.

Flauschig Records

Der Flokatiteppich war ein typischer Einrichtungsgegenstand der 1970er Jahre, der es in den letzten Jahren zu neuer Beliebtheit brachte ... in diesem Fall steht Flokati aber nicht für den Teppich. Hier handelt es sich um einen 24 Jährigen, Nähe Schweinfurt geborenen DJ.

Seit bereits 5 Jahren beschäftigt sich Flokati intensiv mit elektronischer Musik. Anfang 2010 startete Flokati zusammen mit zwei guten Freunden das Projekt 'Flauschig Records'. Der Erfolg des Labels färbte auch auf Flokatis DJ Karriere ab. In seinen Sets spielt er eine Mischung der verschiedensten Arten von House-Music. Derzeit ist er im Studio aktiv um seine erste EP fertigzustellen.

Curd Weiss
Flauschig Records

Seit nunmehr 5 Jahren steht Curd Weiss hinter den Plattentellern und konnte sich in dieser Zeit sowohl in Schweinfurt als auch im größren Umkreis einen gewissen Ruf erspielen.

Angefangen hat damals alles mit dem Kauf eines Stapels Vinyl und 2 Plattenspielern. Nach einigem Üben dauerte es nicht lange bis sich der erste Club Gig anbahnte. Seitdem hat sich Curd Weiss stetig verbessert und bereits in vielen Namhaften Clubs der Umgebung gespielt, unter anderem im Airport Würzburg, wo er immer wieder die Platten drehen lässt. Seit der Gründung von Flauschig Records ist er dort Resident und auch bei Tagschatten hat er einen Resident Platz inne. Durch seine manchmal Housigen, meist jedoch minimalistisch Angehauchten Technosets begeistert er immer wieder.

Um sich musikalisch weiterzuentwickeln, beschäftigt er sich seit einiger Zeit mit Livesets, welche sich allein schon durch die gestalterischen Möglichkeiten extrem von klassischen DJ-Sets unterscheiden. Hierfür nutzt er eine Korg Elektribe SX, NI Machine, diverse Ableton Live Kontroller und ein Kaoss Pad. Gerade die Kombination von Analogen und Digitalen Elementen, die kreative Freiheit und die Begeisterung des Publikums bei eigen komponierten Arrangements, machen hierbei den Reiz aus.