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Gromee

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Gromee is a music producer living in Cracow. He releases his own tracks, as well as remixes other artists – more or less widely known. He also takes part in some other music projects. Gromee does not limit himself to one style of music. Although his club music tracks are most often played on the radio, he also produces sounds which could be classified as progressive music, soul, hip-hop, jazz or film music.

In his music production process, he cooperates with composers, vocalists, and sound engineers from all over the world. Gromee could be called a renaissance man. He is not only into music, but also painting and poetry.

Kamaliya

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In this media-saturated age, it seems that anyone can be a pop star. But that doesn’t qualify anyone to be a great pop star. And as Kamaliya is not just a singer but also an actress and model, this Ukrainian superstar is the real deal, with a sensational voice; a singer who also plays the violin and writes her own songs. And as for that voice, as Kamaliya says herself, she’s comparable to Sarah Brightman’s operatic voice, Britney Spears’ pop singing and Celine Dion’s balladeering. Beauty might be skin deep but talent and charisma go a long way.

After becoming a household name in the Ukraine and across the Russian Federation, Kamaliya is ready to make a similar mark on the UK and the rest of Western Europe. Released in December 2011, her UK debut single “Crazy In My Heart” is a slice of giddily exciting trance-dance, produced by South East London duo Digital Dog, the go-to producers for top dance artists such as Armand Van Helden, Kelis and Cascada. With Kamaliya’s phenomenally pure, classically-trained voice matching the tidal waves of synths, the effect is euphoric, and so is her next single “Rising Up” (mixes by The Soulseekers and Cahill). With the third single, “Arrhythmia” (mixes by Mike Rizzo, WideBoys and Stonebridge) preceding her UK debut album, Kamaliya will be well on her way to making a big splash here. But she has already come so far…

Born Natalya Shmarenkova in a district of Eastern Siberia, Kamaliya was only three when her military father was deployed to Budapest. As a child, she was already singing and performing: “I got so involved, I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else,” she says. After her family moved to Lviv in Western Ukraine, she studied the violin and sang opera while writing her own music before getting her first break with the Ukrainian folk group “Galytska Perlyna”. Top spots in national singing competitions followed through her teenage years – as well as acting and directing shows while studying at Lviv University — but the one victory that truly counted was the National Hit Parade’s Song of the Year for “Love You”.

The track can be found on her 1999 album Is It Love, which followed her first album, Techno Style 1997, recorded in, yes, 1997. Year Of The Queen and Kamaliya, With Love are her other two albums to date, which shows that Kamaliya’s version of pop is an interesting mutation of ‘techno style’ (pop-dance) with folk, power ballads and opera. While she has recorded up to 80 songs, Kamaliya has continued to reap awards, such as ‘Honored Artist of Ukraine’ for outstanding achievements in developing Ukrainian culture, and in 2008, the culmination of a number of beauty pageant triumphs by winning the Mrs World contest. She’s also done extensive charity work – in February, Kamaliya has been invited to perform at the high society WSPA event (World Society for the Protection of Animals), other artists invited are: Bryan Adams and Leona Lewis. And there’s also a blossoming acting career that’s already taken her to Hollywood.

After a handful of Russian films (including rom-com Husband Of My Widow, the tele-movie Million Up To Sky, for which she won a Best Supporting Role award, and the sci-fi drama Mantera), America called. In 2012 Kamaliya is starring in What About Love, playing the Russian wife of the US ambassador in Romania, with Sharon Stone & Andy Garcia in the cast. But Kamaliya’s music is also making waves in Hollywood: she not only appears in the new thriller Officer Down (Stephen Dorff and James Woods are among the starry cast), releasing world-wide in early 2012, but “Arrythmia” is on the soundtrack. Two other big movies the astronaut Yuri Gagarin bio-pic “Gagarin” and another rom-com “Legal Affairs” are the other two Hollywood movies planned to be shot in 2012.

Back in Russia, she’s finished filming a TV comedy, Fathers & Sons where she plays the lead.

Kamaliya has overcome lymph node cancer (her family lived in the zone affected by the radioactive fall-out from the Chernobyl disaster). And she finds the room in her life for eight dogs, two rabbits, three cats, three parrots and five horses – not forgetting her husband, British-Pakistani publisher Mohammad Zahoor. And there’s always the modelling assignments (her favourite designers include Jenny Packham, Hervé Léger, Karl Lagerfeld, Roberto Cavalli and the late Alexander McQueen), as well as live concerts: in the last year alone, Kamaliya has been on stage over 50 times, adding dance to the ever-growing list of talents. The combination of music and fashion has made Kamaliya a household name in the Ukraine. A superstar, in fact. And a fantastic pop star.

A tour in February of the top UK clubs will show the rest of the world what the Ukraine & Russia already know. Because right now, it’s not fashion or films that matter most, but Kamaliya’s new musical focus on dance music. She is an unabashed romantic – her all-time favourite song is Andrea Bocelli’s “Time To Say Goodbye” and she loves to tackle the classics – her belting version of “We Are The Champions” would even upstage Freddie. She admits her prime influences have been La Whitney, La Celine and La Brightman, and drama will always be part of her music and her appeal. But the lady that Kamaliya wants to take on is none other than Lady Gaga. Expect emotion-drenched dance music – sassy, sensual and sophisticated in equal measure. And with her formidable achievements back home, across multiple styles of music and beyond, you wouldn’t bet against Kamaliya going all the way.

Drums Of London

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Drums Of London are a hot new production duo from the UK that aims to bridge the gap between their urban music roots and mainstream dance. Their first offering, “Girls Girls Girls,” is a creative reinterpretation of the classic UK Top 10 Hit single from 70s British pop group, Sailor. The original mixes of the new dance version were released last year in the UK with some exciting success: number 1 on the Dj Tunes Top 100, getting radio support on Scott Mill’s Drivetime on BBC Radio 1 and landing on the Abercrombie and Fitch 2012 Summer US In-Store Playlist.

Wideboys

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The Wideboys consist of the dynamic duo Eddie Craig & Jim Sullivan. With a wealth of musical knowledge built up from years of late night studio experiments and synth tweaking the Wide ones have been gearing up for the next chapter of their musical mission.

Over the past few years they have worked on big projects with Def JAM USA for Rihanna’s Worldwide multi platinum “Good Girl Gone Bad” . Their track featuring Ivor Novello Award winner Shaznay Lewis (All Saints) entitled “Daddy -O” reached no.32 in the National Charts in 2008 there classic track with Dennis G “Sambuca went to No. 15 in the Uk top 40 without any daytime Radio 1 support. In 2009 Ed & Jim delved into pop production for charity and produced the comic relief single for the Saturdays ” Just Can’t Get Enough” which reached no.2 in the official sales charts selling over 60,000 copies in one week. Recently the boys have had original productions on 2 number 1 Uk acts albums – Roll Deep and the Wanted.

The Wideboys reached the Top5 Charts and UK double platinum status with their original track and album entitled “Thinking it Over” for Liberty X’s which sold over 1,000,000 copies. The boys have performed on Big Brothers Big Mouth, Top of the Pops, the Nokia Green Room, and have appeared on countless other shows including the Big Breakfast, T4, Liquid News, MTV, Nickelodeon, Pop world etc with their club smashes “In the VIP”, “Sambuca”, “Daddy-O”, “Snowflake”. They have also featured on multiple No.1 UK and US chart hits with their remixing prowess consistently over the last 15 years.

MC Mario

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Canada’s premier DJ, Montreal-based MC Mario launched to mainstream fame via his myriad remix compilations and long-running syndicated radio programs. Today, MC Mario has sold over 3 million albums in Canada, his nationally syndicated radio shows “Mixdown” and “House Party” are broadcast in Montreal on Virgin Radio 96 and in 25 cities all over the world, he develops independent Canadian dance tracks and international dance hits through his label Tycoon Records, and co-owns the Montreal night club Club 1234.

Jochen Simms & Luciana

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Jochen Simms is fast becoming one of the most talked about up-and-coming DJ/Producers. His production roster features remixes for Basement Jaxx, Robbie Williams, MYNC, Orbital, The Ting Tings, Soulja Boy and Moloko. His unique productions are a soulful combination of progressive sounds and unforgettable rhythms. Now, Simms teams up with vocal powerhouse Luciana (I’m Still Hot) on the new electro-infused single, Wicked Workout. Luciana’s undeniable talent has captivated the global dance community, leading to collaborations with some of the biggest producers in the industry (Fedde Le Grand, Bodyrox, Mark Knight, and Deadmau5). On Wicked Workout her tongue-in-cheek vocals combine with Simms’ upbeat instrumental Sonic Wave, resulting in a monstrous record that will crowd any dance floor.

Ruff Loaderz & The Hayman

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Ruff Loaderz AKA Julian Napolitano producer & remixer synonymous with quality productions, he has fast become one of the industries consistent Producer/Remixers. If you are not already familiar with his productions or pseudonyms Ruff Loaderz ,Soul Seekerz, JDS, Perpetual Motion,Jochen Simms. Julian is now also being approached to help produce for other remix teams as well as his own. it’s about time we gave you the heads Up.

His remixes are regularly in the Top 10 of dance, club and pop charts in the UK, US , whilst their remix edits are also wildly popular with radio stations, gaining support on BBC Radio 1, Kiss and Capital in the UK, plus across Rhythmic radio stations in the US.

DJs From Mars

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The Djs From Mars bring the mashup attitude into electrohouse…they start remixing big pop hits for their gigs in 2004, just for fun…In a couple of years they are recognized as one of the biggest names in the mashup scene…their videos on Youtube get over 20 millions of views, and the hype is still growing…

The bootlegs are soon noticed by labels all around the world, and they start working on remixes for big pop and dance acts such as Bimbo Jones, Sean Paul, Pitbull, Yves Larock, Sophie Ellis Bextor Fragma, Ciara, Cascada, Coolio, Ennio Morricone, and many more…in the US they start working with Jason Nevins, who brings them some big major acts remixes..
Their tracks are playlisted and supported by undiscussed top djs like David Guetta, Carl Cox, Bob Sinclar and more…
Meantime they start touring all around the world, their cartoon box head show brings the aliens to Germany, China, France, Sweden, Italy, Australia, USA, Portugal, Spain, Poland, Brazil etc.. Their goal is to conquer the world…so stay tuned and be aware…

Sam La More

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Sam La More is an electronic musician and has written, produced, mixed, remixed and performed his way around the world. Working with a range of predominantly electronic artists, La More has been responsible for shaping the electronic music scene and the careers of artists including Gwen Stefani, Empire of The Sun, Pnau, Sneaky Sound System, Darren Emerson (Underworld) and his own Tonite Only.

La More has toured his live and DJ shows throughout Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Japan, Lebanon and Europe. He regularly performs at festivals and clubs to as many as 20,000 people per show (Big Day Out 2010 & 2002, Future Music Festival 2010, stereosonic 2008 & 2007, Good Vibrations Festival 2005, Subliminal / Underwater 2004 and BBC Radio 1 Miami WMC 2003).

La More’s production can also be heard on multiple international number 1 records including Gwen Stefani’s debut solo hit “What You Waiting For”, Pnau’s self-titled 2007 album which he produced and co-wrote and the Potbelleez hit “Don’t Hold Back”, winner of Australia’s best dance song 2008 (Apra Awards).

La More’s remixes consistently top club charts in Australia and abroad, often becoming radio singles in their own right including those for Empire of The Sun, Bag Raiders, Sneaky Sound System, Lovers Electric, Kaskade, Miami Horror, Pnau, The Freestylers, Princess Superstar and Arthur Baker, Robbie Williams and Gus Gus. The remixes La More produced as Tonite Only include “Pictures” for Sneaky Sound System and “All this Love” for The Similou which dominated the number 1 spot in the ARIA club charts for a record six months of 2006.

La More has sold hundreds of thousands of DJ compilations including “Sessions”, various “Clubbers Guide”s, “In The Club” and “Mashed” for Ministry of Sound and “Pacha” (Australia / Ibiza).

Sam La More lives in Sydney, Australia but also works in London, Los Angeles and New York city.

Schiller

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“My name is Christopher von Deylen – and I am Schiller.” At some point during every Schiller concert, von Deylen speaks these ten words and the crowd goes wild. With over 650,000 albums sold since 1998 (and counting) and multiple sold out live tours, Schiller’s success continues to grow. Collaborating with well-known artists such as Colbie Caillat, Sarah Brightman, Lang Lang, Nadia Ali, Lenka, and more, Schiller’s releases have been celebrated by fans all over the world. The musician, composer, and producer’s ethereal “global pop”, as fans and the press have coined the style, gives the listener a feeling of floating in a dream world. Inspired by electronic classics like Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk and Jean-Michel Jarre, von Deylen is known for creating visionary sounds that are way ahead of their time. As described by musician/composer Mike Oldfield, “[He creates] music that moves one really deep inside.” Based on the reception von Deylen’s compositions have gotten so far, Schiller’s acclaim will surely continue to rise.