BPA Live D-Formation

BPA012: D-Formation

30/10/2018

BEATFREAK GROUP owner, Dimas Carbajo aka D-Formation, famed with launching Spain’s first underground imprint ‘BEATFREAK RECORDINGS’ was this week’s guest…

With over 25 years in his career path, both in worldwide booths and music studios in his role as a producer, D-FORMATION is one of the most respected electronic music artists across the world.

From 17 years old, he won first prize at the Spanish DMC DJ championship for two consecutive years (véase vídeo), which saw his career explode, leading him remixing for Spanish multinational music companies to performing around Spain at DMC gigs.

At 23 years old he founding his first record label, MD RECORDS, which revolutionised the Spanish electronic music market and positioned itself as the best Spanish label, with the best electronic music for many years.

Shortly after he founded ‘RESOLUTE DISTRIBUTION’ which is one of the biggest vinyl distribution companies in Spain and with it  he made Spanish electronic music known in each and every corner of the world.

In 2003, driven by the professional need of giving a change not only to his career, but also to his own music style, the great artistic evolution came with the change of his name to D-FORMATION.

From that moment on, his rise as a DJ and producer continued to be unstoppable, with him achieving and securing the recognition and support of the great majority of the underground industry, from Tech and Progressive House right through to Trance. All of that that was due to those melodic tinges, intrinsic and inherent to his tracks, which delighted and made wonders with artists such as Tiësto, Armin Van Buuren, Danny Tenaglia, John Digweed, Hernan Cattaneo or Deep Dish, which also enabled him to work for important record labels like Sony Music, Virgin Records, EMI, Beatfreak, Suara, Parquet Recordings, Toolroom, Yoshitoshi, Movement Recordings, Nervous, Twisted, CR2, Stereo Productions and many more.

His productions have been released on labels like Yoshitoshi, Suara, Toolroom, Einmusika Recordings, Beatfreak Recordings, Eleatics Records, Parquet Recordings, Stereo Productions and more…

Numerous prizes as a DJ and as a producer granted by the industry vouch for all those years of his professional career, although it is noteworthy, his #39 position in the Top 100 DJs of the prestigious DJMAG magazine, the highest ranking that a Spanish DJ has ever achieved (véase archivo).

In 2014 Beatport has regarded and included D-FORMATION as one of the most important artists of the last decade, along with great names who has also made history such as Deadmau5, Eric Prydz, Sasha, John Digweed, Nathan Fake, Guy Gerber or Dave Seaman (véase archivo). Also In 2014 his remix for Coca & Villa – La Noche (D-Formation Remix) was Top 1 best seller tracks in all online digital stores.

Nowadays he combines his work at the studio with an almost permanent tour across the best clubs, festivals and events in the entire world such as Space, Amnesia, Privilege or Pacha in Ibiza, Ageha and Womb (Tokyo), Zouk Club (Singapore), Pacha Cielo (New York), Pacha (Portugal), Stereo (Montreal) Sirena (Brazil), Ministry Of Sound (London), Egg (London), Paradiso (Amsterdam), Paradiso (Rodes), Queen (Paris), Pacha Sharm (Egypt), Space Sharm el Sheik (Cairo, Egypt), Space (Miami), Avalon (Los Angeles), Flash (Washington), Output (NewYork), Gay Village (Rome, Italy), La Feria (Chile), Unit Club (Mexico),Bog Club Argentina), Blow (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Space of Sound or Fabrik (Madrid), SOS Club, Cindirella Club, Absolut Club, Feelnet Club (China), Evil Club (Seoul) or Stadium Club (Jakarta), at which he has shared the booth with as renowned artists as Marco Carola, Carl Cox, John Digweed, Loco Dice, Hernan Cattaneo, Steve Lawler, Dubfire, Nic Fanchulli, Chus & Ceballos, Dave Clarke, Layo & Bushwacka, Sharam, Victor Calderone, Technasia, Michel De Hey, Booka Shade or Umek.

One thing can be said for the legendary artist D-Formation – Expect the unexpected because the best is yet to come…

BPA Live Wally Lopez

BPA011: Wally Lopez

12/10/2018

Wally Lopez’s was this week’s guest with the King of Ibiza living up to his reputation

After many occasions being the best DJ of the year in DEEJAYMAG Spain, best producer, best remixer, best radio announcer, having achieved historical things like making 2 essential mixes for BBC1, remixes to all kinds of artists, released music on labels like Defected, Emi Music, Universal, Yoshitoshi, his mythical residences at Pacha and Space, earned him his crown as the ‘King Of Ibiza’.

Remixing and producing, he has worked over recent years with artists and labels like Marshall Jefferson, Onur Ozman, Roland Clark, Tom & Hills or labels like Nervous NYC, Kinetika NYC, Something Different, Definition: Music, Freakin 909, Parquet Recordings, Glasgow Underground and Selador…

In 2018 he has released references and remixes in the labels as Eleatics, Bonzai, Selador, Flashmob, On It Recordings, and last July 13 on the Global Underground label, one of the most important of the scene in the UK.

His radio project in Europa FM for everyone with 10 hours per week of electronic music and as always setting a trend has already completed a 4 years, beginning the fifth season in September 2018 and is strongly consolidated in the sector with great impact on the EGM month after month, you can also listen and download all the podcasts in Itunes!

 

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BPA Live Mark Greene

BPA010: Mark Greene

01/10/2018
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Irish Techno Star Mark Greene is this week’s guest on BPA Live.

Witnessing the likes of The Advent & Industrialyzer, Richie Hawtin and Dave Clarke on the Dublin Techno scene led him to running his own events with friends and pursuing a diploma in Sound Engineering.

Three years later he signed his first track to Berlin-based label Berlin Aufnahmen. Each year since, Mark’s sound has developed with appearances on David Temessi’s DSR Digital, Andrea Frisina’s Gate Null Recordings and John ‘00’ Fleming’s underground label JOOF Records.

Following a spate of heavy hitting releases Mark had his first International gig…in Berlin. Since then, he has made subsequent appearances in Germany as well as Austria, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Poland and of course Ireland.

Alongside busy evenings in his small studio, Mark hosts a monthly radio show entitled ‘Progress Radio’. The show is broadcast via Syndicast.co.uk on over 32 stations worldwide from Russia to Argentina, Italy to Japan and it is also available on SoundCloud and iTunes.

Having initially being known for his harder take on Techno, Mark’s productions have moved toward a more groove-orientated approach in recent years. With original releases now signed to labels like Spektre’s Respekt Recordings, Steve Mulder’s Orange Recordings, Oscar Aguilera’s HE-ART and Hollen’s Italian imprint Prospect Records, Mark looks to be riding the crest of a wave.

 

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BPA Live Darin Epsilon

BPA009: Darin Epsilon

29/09/2018

Internationally acclaimed melodic techno DJ, producer, radio host and Perspectives Digital label owner Darin Epsilon, was our latest guest on BPA Live.

In 2016 he was nominated for ‘Best Progressive House Artist’ in the annual Beatport Awards, and in 2011, John Digweed named him one of the winners in his DJ Competition sponsored by Bedrock and Ableton Live.

To date, Darin has released music on many of the industry’s most respected labels including Sudbeat, Global Underground, Renaissance, Hope Recordings, microCastle, Selador, Einmusika, and Parquet Recordings. His productions have entered Beatport’s Top 100 charts numerous times and are featured in the compilations of Nick Warren, Hernan Cattaneo, Armin van Buuren, Markus Schulz, Paul Oakenfold, and Max Graham.

He has collaborated with Hernan Cattaneo, Robert Babicz, Betoko, John Graham aka Quivver, Matt Lange, Matthew Dekay, Cid Inc, Omid 16B (S.O.S.), and Chris Fortier, among countless others.

As a gifted student of music from an early age, former record shop employee, and former director of a college radio station, Darin draws inspiration from his nearly encyclopedic knowledge and genuine appreciation of electronic music. He cites a variety of important influences in the past decade, from the early Leftfield and Future Sound of London albums, to the iconic Global Underground compilation series, to the sweeping sounds of Paul Oakenfold circa 1999, to Sasha & Digweed’s mind-blowing Delta Heavy tour in 2002.

If you have ever been in the audience to catch one of his live sets, it becomes immediately apparent that he is proficiently skilled as a DJ as well. His frequent flyer miles are continually on the rise with regular tours around the world. He has electrified audiences across the United States, as well as headlined dozens of countries across 6 continents.

Over the years, he has shared the spotlight with many of dance music’s superstars including Hernan Cattaneo, Nick Warren, John Digweed, Sasha, James Zabiela, Armin van Buuren B2B Markus Schulz, Above & Beyond, BT, and countless others. He has headlined over 7 major festivals by North America’s biggest promoter, Insomniac Events, and been invited to perform at Amsterdam Dance Event, Ultra Music Festival, Burning Man, BPM Festival, and South By Southwest (SXSW). However, it would be foolish to say that his achievements have been purely confined to the club setting.

Global brands such as MTV, American DJ, American Audio, Elation Professional, and Global Truss have all called upon him to provide the soundtrack to their videos. His music can also be found in two films, placing him in a small category of producers that have ever made it onto the big screen.

With hard work, passion, pure dedication to his art, and support from the industry’s most revered names, this Chicago native turned LA transplant aims to prove that this is only the beginning to a long and promising career.

 

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BPA Live Matchy

BPA008: Matchy

28/09/2018

Figurehead of Germany’s ‘Neo Progressive’ movement, MATCHY was this week’s guest, with a club set recorded live from Portugal.

Matchy’s name has become synonym for modern deep and melodramatic techno. His enormous qualitative output has settled down in the release catalogues of the scene’s foremost labels over the last 5 years.

With more than 10 contributions on the infamous Katermukke label, Matchy placed an incomparable stamp with the Matchy & Bott releases on the imprints music. Following coups with a vigorous effect happened on Coyu’s Suara Music or Oliver Koletzki’s Stil vor Talent. Moreover, imposing appearances were planted on top-class labels like Moonbootique, Hive Audio, Heinz Music, Bar 25, My Favourite Freaks, 3000 Grad Rec., Lauter Unfug or Dialtone.

This entails a bunch of synergetic collaborations and remixes with acts like Beatamines, Ron Flatter, Basti Grub, Mollono.Bass, Township Rebellion, Piemont or Rey & Kjavik.

The credibility has increased even more by staying true to himself within diversity. It’s music with a meaning! The harmony and interaction between melodic elements and beat is a fundamental matter of the vibe, always with the strength for the next anthem. Heavily proved at numerous gigs in many European underground clubs and festivals like Sonar, Love Family Park or Sonne Mond und Sterne!

 

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BPA Live Sinisa Tamamovic

BPA07: Sinisa Tamamovic

07/09/2018
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This week’s guest is Bosnian born Sinisa Tamamovic, who has established a reputation for throwing blistering parties across Europe, attracting a legion of followers that are willing to cross borders to get a taste of his twisted techno, tech-house and minimal beats.

Since 1999 Sinisa has successfully partnered with fellow Banja Luka DJ Mladen Tomic in their Urban Beat organization. Quickly recognizing a niche to fill in the recovering Bosnia, Urban Beat has evolved as probably the country’s foremost promoter of events and parties by booking top drawer international names to satisfy a hungry home crowd.

Sinisa has drawn a legion of followers by playing at numerous countries worldwide like Scotland, England, France, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Spain, Netherlands, Finland, Austria, Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile, Colombia, United States, Ukraine, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia And Herzegovina etc. He played a few times at one of the biggest European festival, one being ‘Exit’ in Serbia to the crazy party place of Kazantip Festival in Ukraine.

Since 2011 Sinisa is now evolving from his new base in London, UK.

 

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BPA Live Quivver

BPA06: Quivver

02/09/2018

Legendary Melodic house and techno artist Quivver surpassed all expectations on tonight’s BPA LIVE and performed exclusive tracks from his brand new mix album.

Quivver’s brand new album and tour ‘ReKonstruct’ could be set to position him as one of the scene’s most important artists again.

Whilst it’s impossible to ignore his past successes, the Brit chooses not to dwell on them. He launched ‘Controlled Substance’ late in 2017, as an output for his darker, more experimental productions and closed out the year as Beatport’s 4th highest-selling progressive artist.

In 2018, he scored a #1 collaboration ‘In Name Only’ with rising techno star Cristoph, plus released on BedrockTronic and Stil Vor Talent, whilst scoring top 10 hits with singles on his new imprint, touring the globe and working on a brand new ‘Involver’ style mix album.

Released October 5th, ‘ReKonstruct’ showcases Quivver’s sound and mastery unlike anything fans have ever witnessed before. Featuring 7 specially prepared album re-edits, 4 new originals, a special-collaboration plus 2 exclusive forthcoming Quivver remixes; it takes listeners on a superlative journey across the sonic kaleidoscope, from house to techno.

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BPA Live Oscar L

BPA05: Oscar L

27/08/2018

Spanish House and Techno supremo Oscar L was this week’s live stream guest!

With more than 10 years of international experience behind him, Oscar L is one of the essential names of the Iberian electronic scene.

Personality, perseverance and energy define him and are qualities that are also found in his particular sound, a combination of influences and peculiarities that have caught the attention of the best labels on the globe, such as Suara, Toolroom, Truesoul, 1605, Stereo or Material, amongst others, all of them being connoisseurs of the talent and the effectiveness that the productions of the Spanish artist reunite.

A tasteful mixture that have been used to put a good handful of tracks at the top of the Techno and House charts. These capabilities have given Oscar the opportunity to travel the world making the most diverse audiences dance. Dozens of cities from different continents throughout the world have enjoyed the intensity and warmth that his sets transmit to the dance floor. But the diffusion of his music does not end there, for a few years now, Oscar has also been directing his own radio show, D-Mix, which is broadcasted in 16 countries through 90 different stations. Oscar L’s professional framework continues to expand, foreshadowing a prolific future and a privileged position amongst the most outstanding figures of his country.

BPA Live Loco & Jam

BPA04: Loco & Jam

22/08/2018

Belfast techno supremos LOCO & JAM were this week’s guests.

Formed in 2007, the guys have experienced a meteoric rise over the last few years and are now playing big clubs and festivals worldwide.

2009 was the year that really got things started for the guys. Their remix of ‘Henry Von – Propaganda’ on Fergie’s ‘Rekluse’ imprint make its way on to Carl Cox’s Space Ibiza compilation, with it also being selected as  ‘Track Of The Week’ on Coxy’s Global Radio Show, which was broadcast to over 10 Million listeners worldwide.

Throughout their rapid 10 year rise the guys have been killing Beatport’s Techno charts and now have a healthy CV with a list of productions and remixes on major labels such as Christian Smiths ‘Tronic Music’, Sian’s ‘Octopus Recordings’, Chus & Ceballos’ ‘Stereo Productions’, Monika Kruse’s ‘Terminal M’, Green Velvet’s ‘Relief Records’ and Mark Knight’s ‘Toolroom Records’ to name but a few.

A notable remix for them in 2016 was being asked to remix ‘Green Velvet – Flash’ which is without doubt one of the biggest Techno Records of all time.

Loco & Jam’s Productions have been getting massive support from many of the A-List including Adam Beyer, Technasia, Sharam, Pan-Pot, Carl Cox, Carl Craig, Green Velvet, Solomon and Hot Since 82…

Now signed to BPA Loco & Jam are a regular on the world circuit continuing to tour week in week out across the globe playing what they like to call their style of stadium techno.

BPA Live Marcelo Vasami

BPA03: Marcelo Vasami

15/08/2018

Marcelo Vasami rocked this week’s BPA Live with his session from Treehouse in Miami!

Vasami’s productions speak for themselves. Groove, dark progressive beats and gloomy sounds are his signature trademark.

His productions have been heavily supported Argentina’s finest DJ Hernan Cattaneo plus other global heavyweights like John Digweed and Nick Warren.

Vasami is currently touring the globe and working on his new material for his album, as the progressive world waits in anticipation for what’s to come.