For several years Damian Lazarus has been delivering a fresh and unique sound best described as dirty, twisted and deep tech house – a rebel sound designed for lovers of late night madness, future dance floor classics and cutting edge new ideas. As A&R of City Rockers, he was responsible for signing and releasing classics like Felix Da Housecat’s ‘Silver Screen’, Tiga’s ‘Sunglasses’ and ‘Fly With Me’ by Coloursound. Since then his Crosstown Rebels imprint has maintained his dynamic and cutting edge approach to all things dance, while his DJ sets are designed for good time party heads: his style combines the most upfront twisted music with the best in cutting edge underground electronic embellished with a touch of punk attitude, as highlighted on his recently released debut LP opus ‘Smoke The Monster Out’, singled out by UK’s Clash Magazine as one of the best records of the year. Most recently he toured with Underworld, come catch this twisted ring master lead his dancefloor on a merry charge.
If you’ve been out in clubland over the course of the last decade you will have undoubtedly heard John Dahlback’s music. The prolific Swedish producer has one of dance music’s densest discographies, and while he reserves his real name for his housier bigger charting tracks, his production aliases Hugs, Hug and Huggotron have yielded some top underground minimal tracks. Dahlback is a man who happily admits to being more at home in the studio than partying, and with six albums to his name, on labels including Defected and Systematic, that should come as no surprise. Techno, electro and house, Dahlback is clearly a man with a mastery of sound, one who can clearly give any crowd whatever it is they want.