STAGE 1: RICHIE HAWTIN, MACEO PLEX, MARCEL DETTMANN, RODHAD, MATRIXXMAN, JULIA GOVOR
STAGE 2: COLLABS (CHRIS LIEBING & SPEEDY J), LOCO DICE, MAYA JANE COLES, JACKMASTER, PEGGY GOU
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Global party series and all-around force to be reckoned with, HYTE, returns to NYC on July 2nd for the second instalment of Independence Day Weekend celebrations. After an almighty indoor/outdoor Brooklyn warehouse party in 2016, this year HYTE will be stationed in a never-before-used location on Governors Island. With panoramic views of Lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty, this isolated island provides the perfect sanctuary for a two stage, day and night party of epic proportions.
And this year HYTE brings the heat like never before with a who’s who of house and techno heavyweights; Stage 1 will host the techno grandmaster Richie Hawtin himself, house music aficionado Maceo Plex and Berghain resident Marcel Dettmann. Along with minimalist analog grooves by Rødhåd, the stage will also house veteran rhythm controller Matrixxmann and the unparalleled military chief of dance, Julia Govor. Stage 2 will see the synthesis of Chris Liebing and Speedy J’s electronic music project, Collabs, along with sets from HYTE regular and Desolat boss Loco Dice, and top notch selectors Maya Jane Coles and Jackmaster. Up-and-coming groove maestro Peggy Gou and more local acts are set to perform as well; ensuring a memorable occasion of impolite melodies and a lit up dancefloor.
Over the past several years HYTE has cemented itself as a global powerhouse, establishing a weekly residency at the world famous Amnesia Ibiza, as well as sold-out series in Barcelona, Amsterdam and Europe’s techno capital Berlin. From the exemplary production of their events to the union between the crowd and DJ; it's no secret that HYTE has managed to bring people across the world closer together with all things rhythm and dance.
Canadian (British born) producer, label manager and DJ, born June 4, 1970. Although mainly influenced by Detroit techno, Hawtin has developed his own style ranging from harder noisy techno to deep minimal abstract acid, particularly under his best known alias Plastikman. He was involved in the development of the Final Scratch digital DJ technology and has continued to use new technology as it becomes available.
Founded the Plus 8 Records, M_nus and Probe Records techno labels.
American producer, based in Spain. Married to Christine Mooneyhan AKA Maars (2) of Odd Parents.
Born on the 26th of October 1977 in Pössneck (Thüringen), DJ since 1994, he is resident of the Berlin club Berghain and runs the label Marcel Dettmann Records.
Julia Govor was born to move people. She made her debut performing in a small military town in Abkhazia, which led to her becoming the cassette-DJ at the town's nightclub. Every Saturday, the ever-diligent Julia was on stage performing new songs by Russian singers or songs written by her oldest sister, Galina.
Soon thereafter, she became the lead singer in the locally-famous military band called Moryachka. Still sharpening her mixing skills, she began using Paul White's elegant silver Tascam to play pop songs by Sandra, Mr. President, 20 Fingers and other 90's pop divas.The big payback: In 2000 she moved to Temruk in South Russia where she became a bona fide DJ, playing CDs and mixing on a Vestax PMC01A.
Then the big city came calling. In 2004, she eventually moved to Moscow to study film and TV Production. This is when her vocational arc as an all-round entertainment maven began to fully take flight. She became an on-air personality for Miller TV and MTV and went on to interview some of the industry's most prolific players such as Ricardo Villalobos and Richie Hawtin.
In 2010, the petite and vivacious Russian lady with a knack for telling hypnotic stories got back to what she does best: DJing. She lent her talents to the legendary Moscow underground club Arma17 for several years. During this period Julia could also be found making impactive appearances at Movement in Detroit, Kazantip in Ukraine, WMC in Miami, ADE in Amsterdam and Sonar Off in Barcelona.
Fast forward a few years, Julia has clearly been deeply inspired by the techno artists she's been playing with and begins to produce herself. She honed a sound which boasts distinctly resonant frequencies alongside uncommon melodies and subsequently had tracks snapped up by Visionquest, Get Physical, Highway Records, Hypertone and Superfreq.
A relocation to New York has seen Julia perform alongside the likes of Jeff Mills, Richie Hawtin and Sven Vath at Output, Verboten, Space, Time Warp, Awakenings and Electric Zoo. 2016 has seen her gain the support of Pete Tong with releases coming on Cocoon and Russian vinyl only imprint Body Parts / Mind Series.
At the core of Julia's music and live shows is an ever-present element of emotional truth and a quest to redefine her audience’s relationship with beat. Simply put, she firmly believes in churning out sexy techno grooves with dramatic expressions and select layers of sound. Not to forget the boundless charm and ambrosial melodies. That is, in a nutshell Julia Govor.
German Techno producer, DJ, radio host and label founder. Born on 11 December 1968 in Gießen, Hessen (Hesse), Germany.
Chris Liebing had his first Residency as a DJ in a small club called "Red Brick" 1991 in Giessen, near Frankfurt. Already beginning of 1995 the club had to close down and Chris began working for Eye -Q Records in Frankfurt. During that period, he met his friend and partner Andre Walter. Together they started to built up a studio and worked on music. In November 1995, Chris had a chance to play at the OMEN in Frankfurt and shortly after became Resident DJ. About a year later, influenced by his DJ-ing, he created "fine Audio Recordings" together with Under Cover Music Group. Chris gained first worldwide recognition with releases like Audio 07 and Audio 11.
He joined the Cocoon Agency in Frankfurt to take care of his growing Booking Schedule and also in that same year, he moved on with his Labelwork and created his own Recordcompany "CLR". From then on the Labels CLR, Clretry, CLAU, Stigmata and Soap were distributed by Prime in England.
In may 2001 he mixed this double CD and started working on his Album for CLR which will hopefully be released within the following year.
In 2002 he left Cocoon Booking to manage the Booking Schedule by himself. From now CLR is taking care also of his bookings.
2003: Chris Liebing won the German Dance Award in the category best national DJ, also nominated were Paul van Dyk, Sven Väth & Westbam.
Jochem Paap (the Rotterdam artist owes the nickname Speedy J to his DJ skills) is unanimously considered to be one of the first techno producers to come from the Benelux. Together with people like Laurent Garnier, Aphex Twin and Richie Hawtin he helped raising the genre just after it had escaped the Detroit delivery room.
Since the early nineties, Speedy J releases on labels like Plus 8, Warp and Novamute. But while techno develops into a dominating force on many dance floors worldwide, Jochem Paap, after the albums Ginger (1993) and G Spot (1995), turns left and heads for other exciting places.
On Public Energy No. 1 (1997) and A Shocking Hobby (2000) the sound wizard exchanges flowing, harmonious techno for a much more complex sound, filled with colliding samples, crackling rhythms and tremendously thrilling turns.
After fifteen years of techno Speedy J now has come full circle. But what a wide circle it was, and how fickle the trodden path. Over the years he has collaborated with video-artists, filmmakers and advertisers, made the pioneering DVD Umfeld, an audio-visual, electronic trip, which sets the standard for many composers who want to compose for six speakers in the coming years – remarkably made available as a free download on the internet.
But not only that, Speedy J has continuously been pushing the boundaries of electronic & experimental dance music. Blurring the lines between Live performance and Digital Djing, he fuses subversive electronics and peak time Techno. Together with his partner in crime Chris Liebing he started using Traktor and other Software technology on 4 laptops with hardware such as Machine Drum and 303’s to create a fully integrated set. Again he is spearheading a way of DJing that is picked up by a lot of other forward thinking electronic artists.
Logically, the releases on his label Electric Deluxe all feature tool versions, introducing the concept of creating unique live sets from parts as a natural evolution of Djing. Not only setting the bar for peak hour Techno madness, Electric Deluxe becomes the platform for his Collabs series that started on Novamute, as well as releases by open minded artists like Chris Liebing, George Issakidis, Tommy Four Seven and Terrence Fixmer to showcase the value of creative synergy using newest technology.
Another strong part of this idea is the introduction of a new series of techno events called Electric Deluxe presents, which in a young history of just a couple of editions brought major artists like Richie Hawtin, Marco Carola, Radio Slave, Matthew Dear, Chris Liebing into play.
Speedy J’s musical vision is genre blurring, creative freedom at the highest level of innovation and quality, it is providing a platform for artists operating within any conceivable genre in the broad spectrum of techno to fully explore and embrace the ever-expanding technological possibilities.
Every so often a DJ or producer comes along who inspires the collective imagination.
If you've seen Loco Dice perform at his ten-year-long Tribehouse residency in his hometown Düsseldorf, or at DC- 10 in Ibiza (from '02-'06), you will have clicked to this. Loco Dice is someone, who can puzzle together intangible moods with a direct approach.
Via his DJ sets or his productions on labels like M_nus, Cadenza, Ovum, Four Twenty and Cocoon, he merges perspectives in his delicate sense for sounds and reflective atmospheres, underpinned with solid, physical grooves inspired by the hip hop that was his early sonic stomping ground in the mid- to late '90s. There's something there for the dreamers, as well as for the 9-to-5ers who just want to lose everything in a moment of abandon on the dancefloor.
Don't think that merging of perspectives is accidental. This Loco Dice, with his mercurial temperament, may let his thoughts run away with him, but he tends to chase those ideas and make them into an artistic reality. His DJ sets, whether at Germany's biggest rave Timewarp, Cocoon in Ibiza or a beach party in South America, are spontaneous orchestrations fueled by the nuances of a night/venue/crowd. He began a fruitful studio partnership with Martin Buttrich in 2002 leading to tracks like Phatt Dope Shit, MeninaBrasiliera, and Seeing ThroughShadows, and Dice meticulously plans these productions.
It's a directorial, cinematic outlook, which permeates Dice's everyday life, and comes not just from the outlandish escapades and scrapes that he has sometimes found himself living out in real life. It also stems from elaborate film scripts imagined as a young Loco Dice on the streets of Flingern in Düsseldorf and the Kerkennah Islands in Tunisia. This continues to be a habit of Loco Dice's today: to close his eyes for just one minute, and see a whole cornucopia of scenes and atmospheres.
As one manifestation of this, visitors to Düsseldorf were early 2008 able to see an exhibition of photographs taken by Loco Dice & Martin Buttrich during the year they spent in New York City to work on the Loco Dice album. It's an album that re-imagines the soul of a city, built from careful observations of urban tribes that crisscross and sometimes clash, of minute details and sensory impressions.
Family is important to Loco Dice, as you might have noticed if you've seen one of his tattoos, a Chicano-style artwork with the legend "Guadelupe". His love for music stems from hearing soul and funk in the kitchen, and holidays with his mother to Tunisia, where he absorbed North African and Middle Eastern folk music and occasionally sneaked away to watch his grandfather playing dice at café tables on the street. Family is how he's always regarded the people close to him, and it's how he regards subcultures too. As a football player, those who build strong teams of creative people around them inspire him.
This sense of family is what he wants to create with projects like his and Buttrich's label Desolat, and an artist management agency he run with Tom Preuss called Artist Alife. When you visit the office of Desolat and Artist Alife, you're struck by the fact that everyone seems to come from a different cultural background. Loco Dice's experience of Germany is one that includes friends and collaborators, who are of African, Eastern European, Italian or Turkish descent. Loco Dice is interested in all kinds of people and artistic subcultures: he's proud of people, who bring a creative flair to what they do, informed by lives lived ever so slightly less ordinary.
In that sense, Dice's innate understanding of people: what they sense, what they feel, what they want to imagine, is a part of what distinguishes him from other DJs. He's very aware when playing in Ibiza of the multiplicity of nationalities that are gathered there, the morass of different desires to be catered to. His inner film scriptwriter makes him capable of translating sounds and kicking it like a local, whether it's in Naples or in New York. Loco Dice is similarly capable of inspiring, of creating that heady atmosphere that can only be experienced in a crowd of thousands. This skill of his, first cultivated at DC-10, is also no doubt informed by his experiences touring with big name hip hop artists in the '90s.
Mark Spoon used to promise him that at some point Loco Dice would shuffle sideways from his beloved house and hip hop to "come over and be one of us", one of the techno believers. In a sense, he was right, though Loco Dice never leaves anything behind: he still brings out classics, whether classic techno from Maurizio to Basic Channel or gritty boompty house by DJ Sneak, and he's still fond of composing music, as linear as it may be, that draws on hip hop song structures and basslines. At the end of the day, as Loco Dice sees it, everything runs in loops, and it's his job to trace a line, to sketch out the next scenes in this soundtrack.
Even if life tends to be unpredictable, a little chancey, the next move doesn't have to be a gamble. In fact, Loco Dice shows via his compositions that it can be very well planned. Listen to his music, imagine the cinematic accompaniments, and you'll understand how something carefully constructed can begin with a flight of fancy, or a roll of the dice.
MAYA JANE COLES
Maya Jane Coles is a music producer, audio engineer and DJ based in the United Kingdom, born in London of British and Japanese descent.
Under her real name, she mostly composes and plays house music, while her alias Nocturnal Sunshine is dedicated to dubstep. She also takes part in an electronic dub duo called She Is Danger with Lena Cullen.
Maya declares she started to have a passion for music in early teens and decided to learn how to produce music using the Cubase software program when she was fifteen. She first produced hip-hop and trip-hop. A few years later, she released her first two records on Dogmatik Records, in 2008 and 2009, which were more house music based.
Having already remixed acts such as Massive Attack and Gorillaz with She Is Danger, Maya gained her breakthrough exposure in 2010, when she released a four-track EP on Franck Roger's label, Real Tone Records. She was then named by DJ Mag as one of the best newcomers that year, as her track What They Say, taken from the eponymous EP, was also one of the most play listed by DJs on Resident Advisor.
In 2011, she featured on many specialized magazines' covers like Mixmag's, and her growing fame opened new doors, such as the BBC's, which invited her to record an Essential Mix of her own which was later nominated for Essential Mix of the Year 2011. Later on that year, she was voted ‘Best Newcomer 2011′ at the Ibiza DJ Awards 2011 and came ninth place in Resident Advisor's annual DJ ranking.
Peggy Gou is a Berlin based Korean artist. Through a regular stream of high quality mixes she has begun to turn heads in underground circles. Sitting somewhere between Detroit, London and Berlin in sound, her DJ sets are a assured, kinetic combination of dark, pulsing house and techno, broken beats and abstract compositions.