Chicago born and bred DJ, Producer, Teacher, and brother of the humble. Joseph Manumaleuna aka DJ Hyperactive leaped up out of Chicago right at the peak of his career on a straight shot to SoCal to take on the daunting challenge of opening a record store, managing 4 Track Records, and jumping on planes. Come 1998 it nearly tapped him out and set him into seclusion for nearly a ten year hiatus. Here we are again, woken from all of the murmuring amidst a culture and scene who’s nearly seen the complete obliteration of vinyl production and distribution stateside with having to lean heavily on the feeds from abroad. They say you’re only as good as your last output. Let’s see if he can pick up where he left off nearly a decade ago.
Techno craftsman Andrei Morant holds a focus as sharp and abductive as his sound. A paramount figure in the Houston underground since the early 90s, the North American artist also known as Jack Mackrel quickly established himself as a professional. Morant started DJing in 1986, and only three years after his first gig in 1990, embarked on his production career. Over 50 releases later, he is now recognized world round for his catalog of insurgent beats, and is featured on respected labels such as Planet Rhythm Records , Starkstrom Schallplatten, and Gynoid Audio. Never faltering in his commitment to innovative techno, Morant unleashed a creature of his own machination - Scope Recordings. His new label and recent production endeavors reflect his weighty history, as well as his knowledge of avant media and style, resulting in a finely tailored, powerful impression.
Orlando Solis also known as Submerge is an American electronic music producer and DJ from Chicago, and son of successful musician Jose Luis Napoleon Solis. The techno aficionado can now be found playing some of the world’s most renowned places such as Berlin’s Berghain, Tresor, Chicago's Rosemont, Primary, SmartBar, Luxembourg's, Marx Club, Spain’s Fabrik, Vienna’s Camera Club, South Korea, Platoon / MWG, Milan Italy, Club 2.0 Frankfurt German, Batschkapp, U6011, Nature One, and Def-Con 1 festival. Known for running the label Impact Mechanics, Orlando Solis own productions can also be found on the pristine label Mote Evolver, After successfully touring Europe several times in 2010, his appearance has been in demand each and every year. Submerge’s technical knowledge has landed him an endorsement by the respectable company Allen and Heath and his knowledge of IT has also landed him work at the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Since being introduced to electronic music back in the early 90's, Audio Injection has been hooked. At the early age of 15 he started Djing and playing out at local underground events and raves around the Southern California area. You would find him spinning various styles from house, acid, & techno to hardcore techno. After years of Djing he then decided to learn to produce his own music, which la…nded him releases on techno labels such as Monoid, Stimulus, & local label Droid Recordings. Since being associated with local event production group Droid Behavior in 2003, you can find him as a resident at the infamous Interface warehouse events as well as a regular producer for Droid Recordings along with Drumcell (Co-Founder of Droid Behavior). He has also played together with Drumcell at Berghain, Berlin in 2010 & 2011.
Hailing from the old Chicago Midwestern electronic music scene, Angel started as a DJ at the age of 14, and later released his first record in 1996 with his debut double-pack techno EP titled “Advanced Therapy" on DJ Hyperactives's Contact Records. Since then he has continued to sling music, landing him on labels such as Naked Lunch, Impact Mechanics, Kombination Research, Tresor, Illegal Alien, Gynoid, Spark, Nachtstrom Schallplatten, Phobiq, and BoysNoize, and has also been featured on Tresor, Tronic, White Noise, International House Records, Konseqent and more. Over the last few years, Angel has spent most of his time establishing his own label, Slap Jaxx. Also in the works are new labels Owslah Music and Patseq and artistic collaborations with numerous artists, including an album with wife Maria Goetz. Angel’s music and his labels have already earned worldwide acclaim from such DJs as Dave Clarke, Ken Ishii, Dj Rush and more, and the future is sure to further establish his already lasting imprint on techno music.