Dan Curtin began his music career in 1992. His fascination with music was sparked ten years earlier when he discovered the burgeoning hip-hop movement. Hip-hop, along with new wave, electro, and other sonic innovations of the Eighties began to loom largely in his life, and it was only a matter of time before Curtin began experimenting with music creation himself. When he finally heard the futuristic sounds of house and techno, everything changed. Drawing influence from stargazing evenings with a telescope and late night drives through nearby Cleveland, Ohio; music production became Curtin's primary focus. Cleveland, a city not known as a hub for house music creation, was initially isolating. However, Curtin was able to observe the more prominent scenes of other cities without becoming part of or being identified with any one of them. He began designing a new sound in techno and house music.
Curtin's first few records were released on Detroit's now defunct 33 RPM Records and Belgium's Buzz Records. Shortly thereafter, he started his own label, Metamorphic Recordings. Dancers and listeners alike began to take notice of his innovative sound signature, and before long Dan Curtin found himself being hailed as a key player in techno and house music. With his profile on the rise, he eventually caught the attention of Peacefrog in the mid ?E0s. His releases under his own name and his Purveyors Of Fine Funk guises were welcomed with open arms by the worlds techno fraternity, many of which becoming key cuts in many a DJ's set for years following their release. Releasing three albums over a two year period 'Silicon Dawn, 'Web Of Life' and 'Art & Science', Dan Curtin has defined himself as one of the key players in the development of techno as we know it today
Rounding out the lineup
Morris Koad - Medium, Racecar - Louisville
DJ and promoter extraordinaire, Morris Koad is synonymous with techno in the city of Louisville, KY. He first began captivating audiences in 1995 by playing electronica on college radio. Despite these humble beginnings, Morris Koad has reached an iconic status among his followers. Over the past 11 years he has commanded a total of over 14 different residencies spread over Chicago, Louisville, St. Louis, and Nashville. He has pounded dance floors from Miami to San Francisco and played alongside such greats as Carl Cox, Josh Wink, and Felix the Housecat. In addition to his DJ endeavors, Morris founded his own label and DJ firm known as LHM, which is home to some of the Midwest’s finest talent. Today you will find Morris Koad hosting Medium, which is Louisville’s most popular and longest running techno and house monthly.
Bolus - Racecar, Tek-Know?
Bolus is a 10-year veteran DJ and maven of the dance music scene. Over the years he has been significantly involved within many facets of the industry in Europe and North America. Since 2000, Bolus has resided between London, England and America and has spent over 5 seasons networking, DJing, and promoting events in Ibiza, Spain. His endeavors are represented by Renaissance, Space, Pacha, and Eden among others. Bolus’ sound is a truly eclectic composition of minimal house and techno... a flurry of percussive elements fused within a soundscape of bass lines and driving beats. It is described by many as an edgy, bass-heavy, and sometimes quirky blend of the underground. Today Bolus continues to DJ around the American Midwest and promotes his own night dubbed Rehab, which is dedicated to the minimalist approach to electronic dance music.