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SURROGATE}CHANNEL X01 PODCAST featuring Wolf + Lamb

Launched Sunday May 27th, Movement Festival Weekender featuring WOLF+LAMB. Check them out at www.wolflambmusic.com

Some wild extremes make up the whole that is Wolf + Lamb. Extrovert and introvert, vegan and carnivore, cancer survivor and social saboteur – you’d expect no partnership like this could last for long. But for over a decade, these differences have only sparked the seismic energies that Zev and Gadi bring to dance music. They’ve never cared much for current convention – for being “fast enough”, “hard enough”, or “cool enough” to win favor with the party culture hype machine. They play passionate music that moves hearts, and not just feet. From their subterranean throwdowns in their Brooklyn corner known as the Marcy Hotel, to the 2005 founding and continued expansion of their family of labels, amid the warm winters and electric environs of Miami – it’s always been about the two of them enjoying life, learning to live with each other, and making friends and fans that become part of the family.

And of course, they think the game is best when it’s not taken too seriously – a bit of foolishness, on the sly, colors everything about Wolf + Lamb. House music maestros and hip-hop horticulturalists; desert communitarians and urban nomads; savvy entrepreneurs and autonomous anarchic creators, Gadi and Zev shift seamlessly between these roles. As music makers, the two draw as much inspiration from their label cohorts as they do from each other, which makes for a definitive dose of the Wolf + Lamb aesthetic in their upcoming album, to be released in summer of 2012.

From Zev’s savvy design and production, to Gadi’s talent for sniffing out path breaking artists to bring into the fold, there’s a knack they have for making it all hold together. And that means Wolf + Lamb is a home to the artists that thrive on its mantra: Deniz Kurtel, Nicolas Jaar, No Regular Play, Soul Clap, Voices of Black, Tanner Ross, Slow Hands, and more. For Gadi and Zev, nothing could be better than being in this bustling world among these friends, orchestrating the sounds and sights of the moment, and always looking forward to what’s yet to come.

SURROGATE}CHANNEL X02 PODCAST featuring Claude Young

This week we feature one of my favorite Dj’s, Claude Young is a Detroit techno pioneer and we are proud to have him on our second installment of the XSeries Podcast. You can visit Claude at www.differentworld.jp

American DJ/remixer/producer Claude Young has been an important figure in electronic music since his beginnings in 1991, launching his studio career producing for Kevin Saunderson at the legendary KMS studio in Detroit. Few of his peers have been able to appeal to the tastes of both major and independent labels in the manner that he has, having recorded for Virgin, Astralwerks, Mo’wax and R&S records alongside smaller cult imprints such as studio K7, Harthouse and Scotland’ Soma recordings.

He continues to be in great demand as a remixer for artists worldwide -previously the works of Gary Numan, Carl Craig, 4Hero, Sven Vath and Inner City have all been interpreted by him to great effect. Increasing work commitments prompted Claude’ move to London in 1997, after his talents were put to more diverse use when he was chosen to participate in producing original music for the Sony Playstation game ‘Ghost in the Shell’ along side Takkyu Ishino, Joey Beltram, The Advent and a host of techno music’ elite producers. Currently enjoying world wide recognition as one of the finest DJs on the scene, as well as launching his new record label Deta Recordings, Claude continues to show his ability to stay one step ahead of his contemporaries – a rare feat in today’ musical climate.

SURROGATE}CHANNEL X03 PODCAST featuring Hector Romero

This week we feature Def Mix artist Hector Romero on our third installment of the XSeries Podcast. You can visit Hector, Frankie Knuckles, David Morales and the Def Mix family at DefMix.com

Hector’s intro into the DJ world began at the age of 13. Nicknamed “DJ Baby Hec,” the Bronx native landed his first job at La Mirage, known at the time as one of the hottest dance clubs in the Bronx. Hector was soon spinning at a number of downtown Manhattan clubs including Save the Robots, Palladium and Roxy as well as The Red Zone where he opened for David Morales. Hector spends a great deal of time travelling and DJ’ing around the world. He can be found stirring up the dance floors in Italy, Greece, Tokyo and Spain and considers Stereo in Montreal his home enjoying a quarterly residency.

Hector participates and oversees numerous radio and internet music stations. He is the resident DJ for Def Mix Radio, a monthly Podcast featured on iTunes and Def Mix.com. He is frequently a guest on Paris’ FG radio subbing for Morales while holding down a monthly spot on Italy’s Radio 105. . Each show contains quality house music from around the globe and will feature guest DJ’s as well as fellow Def Mixers David Morales and Frankie Knuckles.

Hector’s music industry experience is not limited to DJing. Early responsibilities included a job in a local record shop eventually leading to a position with Emotive Records. Soon after, he was abducted by David Morales to look after the day-to-day operations of DMI Records. As the current label manager and business partner to Satoshi Tomiie, Hector is the driving force behind SAW.RECORDINGS. Having great success with Chab, Bush II Bush, and Audiofly among others, Hector has earned the respect of DJs and record labels throughout the world.

SURROGATE}CHANNEL X04 PODCAST featuring Adam X

This week we feature New York native and Storm Rave originator Adam X on our third installment of the XSeries Podcast.You can visit Adam X and Sonic Groove Records at AdamX.net or Sonic Groove

The history of Adam X dates back to 1990 in New York City, where he teamed up with brother Frankie Bones in running the first all techno record shop in America entitled “Groove Records,” – later named “Sonic Groove Records” – with DJ Heather Heart joining ownership shortly after. Throughout the 90′s and into the first half of the millennium, the Sonic Groove retail outlet was one of the top techno record retailers for DJs & vinyl collectors across the world.The Sonic Groove team also took part in organizing many techno events, the most famous of which are the legendary Storm Raves starting in 1991. Storm Raves would be the first all techno warehouse parties organized on the East Coast of America. Storm Rave line-ups included then up-and-coming artists Sven Vath, Richie Hawtin and Damon Wild, and saw attendance in the thousands.

In 1995 Adam created the Sonic Groove record label, which he continues to run solely on his own. Releases thus far are from a wide array of artists including highly prolific names such as Kevin Saunderson, Dave Clarke, Oliver Lieb, and Abe Duque to lesser known but equally talented artists such as Orphx, Realmz, Dasha Rush and Richard Hinge.Adam has a lengthy discography of solo & collaborative music releases dating back to 1990, appearing on many famous recording labels over the last two decades such as CLR, Prologue, Peacefrog, Magnetic North, Wax Trax, Sativae, Scandinaviav to name a few. In his career, Adam X has performed alongside many of electronic musics most famous acts, Aphex Twin, Derrick May, Richie Hawtin , Nitzer Ebb, Andrew Weatherall and countless others. He’s performed at thousands of events and club nights globally including, Berghain, Mutek, Mayday, DEMF, Rex, Tresor, PS1, Fabric & Monox. At the present time Adam X calls East Berlin, Germany his home base, where most of his time is spent in between traveling across the world to perform. When home in Berlin you can find him busy making new music, running his label Sonic Groove and organizing techno and industrial events in the city of Berlin at Maria Club, where he books acts like Dopplereffekt, Surgeon, Legowelt, Sleeparchive.

Currently Adam has two new side-project albums under the monikers “Traversable Wormhole” & “ADMX-71″. Traversable Wormhole which is Adam ‘ s most popular project to date can be found on Chris Liebing’s imprint CLR Recordings Germany and Traversable Wormhole Records /USA. ADMX71-Luminous Vapours can be found on legendary Industrial/Experimental label Hands Productions. For more info on Traversable Wormhole see bio under Traversable Wormhole link on Adamx.net

SURROGATE}CHANNEL X05 PODCAST featuring Mike Servito

This week we feature Ghostly International & Bunker DJ, Mike Servito on our fifth installment of the XSeries Podcast. He is a local favorite and resident at New York City’s renowned party The Bunker…which continues to bring top notch techno talent to Brooklyn for almost a decade.

Mike Servito is a DJ’s DJ — a lifelong music fanatic with a truly unique ability to move a dance floor. Fearless in his seamless transitions from one style to another, Servito has an unpredictability and a deep trust in his music knowledge that has garnered him a cult following over the years. Although Servito is a New York transplant, his DJ style is unmistakably Detroit. Inspired by Detroit radio of the ‘80s and the city’s local DJs in the ‘90s, Servito came of age in a flourishing electronic music scene, making his debut in 1995 and immediately gaining attention and the respect of his peers and local techno heroes. After a brief hiatus, Servito was lured back through the vigorous encouragement of his close friend Magda. He returned to the DJ realm in 2002, redefining himself and finding inspiration in the new generation of electronic-music producers and DJs.

Mike Servito was among the original UNTITLED residents, whose ranks include MATTHEW DEAR, DEREK PLASLAIKO, TADD MULLINIX, and RYAN ELLIOTT. He has played multiple Detroit Electronic Music Festivals and has held court with some of the best talent in the world. In 2008, Servito became an addition to Ghostly’s DJ roster. 2012 marks new territory with a Bunker residency in Brooklyn and representation worldwide, courtesy of Beyond Booking.

SURROGATE}CHANNEL X06 PODCAST featuring Gant Garrard

We are happy to feature Chicago’s Juke and house music maestro, Gant Garrard. Also known to Juke purists as Dj Gant-Man, this label boss and producer/dj is one of our favorite artists hailing from the Windy City. You can visit Bang Tha Box for more info on Gant-Man and the label artists.

Gant Garrard aka Gant-Man was introduced to mixing in the mid 80’s by his older brother and learned how to count beats and blend records at the young age of 5. At the age of 9 he was ready to share his talent with the world and landed a mixshow on a college radio station in Chicago (WKKC 89.3 FM) where he mixed from 1989 through 1997. At age 14, his first residency was at a roller rink “The Rink Fitness Factory” from 1994 to 1996 where he exposed his Ghetto House/Juke tracks to a large south side audience which helped shape the Ghetto House/Juke sound. Gant was the protege of Chicago House legend Paul Johnson learning the ropes about producing house music and at age 15 in 1995, Gant produced his first EP for Dance Mania record label titled “Its About Time” which spawned the Chicago underground smash “3 Blind Mice” which was built around the theme music from “The Three Stooges” television show. He became known in Chicago as the “Youngest Professional DJ” and is attributed to being one of the main key innovators of Ghetto House/Juke. Right after many more EP’s and mix tapes followed. In 1998 Gant alongside DJ Puncho coined the word “Juke” by saying it on Ghetto House tracks and mixtapes which made everybody who listened to this start calling this sound Juke music.

At age 18 he began to travel, playing both the rave and club circuits in Chicago, the U.S. as well as in Europe. In 1998-99 Gant toured with Paul Johnson playing in France, Belgium and Switzerland, that prepared him for his summer 2000 residency in Ibiza at El Divino alongside Paul. 2006 was Gant’s smash remix of Chicago House/Techno legend Cajmere aka Green Velvet’s “Shake & Pop” single which sold the most downloads on the EP. Cajmere continues to hire Gant for his high energy juke sound. Since then Gant teamed up with the Fool’s Gold/Downtown family releasing the club smash “Juke Dat Girl” single and remixing Kid Sister singles, “Damn Girl” and “Pro Nails” feat. Kanye West. Producing her next single “Switchboard” featuring Gant rapping on the 2nd verse. 2008, Gant launched his record label Bang Tha Box Recordingz specializing in the best Juke/Footwork House tracks in the Juke industry. Doesn’t look like Gant will stop jukin’ any time soon! From “jack” to “juke” Gant is house music!!!

SURROGATE}CHANNEL X07 PODCAST featuring Tim Xavier

Loved and respected by many, Tim Xavier’s passionate personality and lifestyle have kept him on the forefront of techno since his first releases almost a decade ago. Visit Tim at Manmade Mastering.

On the stage Tim is known for his undeniable talent as a once-hard techno mixer turned minimal trend-setter, playing a diverse blend of deep techno and house music with classic technical skills that make jaws drop. Behind the scenes Tim has made himself a great reputation as a mastering engineer doing mix-downs, digital and vinyl mastering for clients such as Wagon Repair, Supplemental Facts, Minus, and Clink. He has become an underground secret, a doctor of audio, and has had his hands on the output of many of our favorite artists.

As a producer Tim’s sound is admired, analyzed and followed, with a personal style that is overflowing with maturity and fluent simplicity. He is a techno Beethoven, deep, dark and emotional, and lets his tracks breath by manipulating a few simple ideas in each experience. Tim is most currently noted for his involvement as a main artist on one of the most fast-rising labels from America, Clink Recordings, and also works with Tony Rohr as the Afternoon Coffee Boys.

SURROGATE}CHANNEL X08 PODCAST featuring Reade Truth

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New York native and Vienna globetrotter Reade Truth has been rocking the decks since 1990, starting as an integral part of New York City’s Sonic Groove label. You can visit Reade online at Planet E.

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His first of over a dozen releases came out in 1994. He is known for irresistible mixes in the house and techno genres. Truth’s influences range from Skinny Puppy to Derrick May. As a producer he has made his mark on many EPs for cutting edge labels like Direct Drive, Strictly Rhythm, Sonic Groove, Instinct, Pomelo, Planet E, Wurst Music Co. and of course his own imprints: Path Records and White Label.

A key figure in the NY and Brooklyn scenes, the vinyl-only DJ Reade Truth has consistently provided an important source of edgy, often experimental electronics, always delivered with style.

SURROGATE}CHANNEL X09 PODCAST featuring Onionz

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Music is in the genetic code of Andrew Venegas know globally as the DJ/producer ONIONZ. He is currently an Intec Digital artist on the Carl Cox’s world renowned label along side artists like Nicole Moudaber, Christian Smith, Carl Cox and Carlo Lio. You can vist DJ Onionz online at DJOnionz.

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A recognized New York legend, ONIONZ was immersed in a world of music literatlly from birth with his Jazz icon father, Victor Venegas playing upright bass in the company of Jazz legends Mongo Santamaria, Tito Puente and Celia Cruz in the 1970’s and early 80’s. Prior to entering his teens Andrew was appearing in front of thousands in New York City playing percussion with amazing artists such as Dave Amram, Candido, Steve Berrios and Paquito DeRivera to name a few.

Evolving across to electronic music, in 1982 ONIONZ hands were on his first set of turntables and the rest is history. ONIONZ’s early gigs were characterized as legendary nights and early mornings at almost every NYC venue imaginable. Production wise, Onionz has released over a staggering 200 singles and remixes over the last 15 years in the studio. His status on the decks is set in stone while his unfathomable understanding of sound and musically creating an emotion has awarded him international recognition in the world of electronic dance music. With the establishment of his own label Electrik Soul in 1994, he released house music classics that still rock dance floors till this day.

SURROGATE}CHANNEL X10 PODCAST featuring Mark Henning

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London’s Mark Henning has risen up as one of the underground’s true players – recording for a volley of international house & techno labels. Born to English and German parents, he has spent most of his life in England, though has never forgotten his German roots and is now firmly settled in Berlin. You can visit Mark Henning online.

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Since quitting his city job in 2007 he’s been nominated for a DJ Mag award, toured all over the world, released an album and countless well-received and heavily supported EPs and remixes. With an ever increasing following over the years, Mark has established himself as a consistent producer of quality underground house and techno having released music on well-regarded labels such as Cityfox, Soma, Freude am Tanzen and Hypercolour. Additionally, his tracks has been licensed to Cocoon, Bugged Out, Fabric, M-nus and Watergate compilations amongst others. His sound sits somewhere between house and techno, with a healthy dose of darkness, swing and funk.

Mark has proven himself as a great live act and versatile DJ, being equally comfortable playing deep morning sets as well as peak time slots. He has performed at clubs such as Fabric, Panorama Bar, Watergate, Rex, Space, Lux and The Arches to name just a few, as well as the festivals T In The Park, Rockness, BPM, Fusion and Portugal’s Boom.

SURROGATE}CHANNEL X11 PODCAST featuring Jay Lumen

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Jay is the one of fastest growing new generation DJ/Producers. As an artist he has many international releases on famous electronic music labels just like Drumcode, 100% Pure, Global Underground, Ministry Of Sound, Baroque, Anjunadeep, Electronic Elements, Whoop!, Extrema, Curvve and more. Visit Jay Lumen here online.

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Also you can find his tracks on more compilations to: GU Mixed2 (Global Underground), Bagrooves: The Black Collection (Seamless / Absolute), Synchronised 2 (Global Underground), Housexy: Summer In The City (Ministry Of Sound), Godskitchen Underground (New State), etc… In his other side he made a vocal house project called „Supaflava” what was in the UK Club Chart Top 20 across 6 weeks. The best position of this track „Time In Motion” was 7th there.

In June 2007, the major label Baroque Records asked Jay to make the next album of Baroque Elements series. After more then 6 months of intensive work in February of 2008, Jay’s first double album “Baroque Elements 002” was released. You can find the point where the DJ and producer meets when you listen BE002, couse It’s a mixed artist album. The first feedbacks was really good where as the promotional version of the album started at 11th place on the British Plastic Music Chart, leaves behind such big names as The Orb or Martin Solveig.

SURROGATE}CHANNEL X12 PODCAST featuring Jimmy Van M

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Jimmy Van M is a world class DJ/Producer of progressive house and tech-house music. He was a large part of the “Delta Heavy Tour” with Sasha & John Digweed, in addition to performing with many other DJs, such as James Zabiela and Lee Burridge. Visit Jimmy Van M here online.

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Jimmy joined Sasha and John Digweed on the North American leg of their Northern Exposure tour, and from then until 2000 he was a resident at the world-renowned Twilo in New York, a club often credited with bringing underground house and techno back to the US. Another landmark came in 2002, when Jimmy took to the road with Sasha and Digweed once more, this time for the Delta Heavy tour. Delta Heavy saw the three DJs play 32 gigs in 8 weeks, taking their sound to corners of the States that had previously been neglected by the electronic scene, and laying the foundations for the explosion in popularity that electronic music has witnessed in the States over the past decade.

Never one to rest on his laurels, Jimmy has continued to be involved in the biggest and best events in the world, including welcoming in the new millennium with 25,000 party-goers in Melbourne, and performing at the first Creamfields Russia in Moscow in 2005 and at Creamfields Buenos Aires in 2009, which drew in an incredible crowd of 55,000. He released one of the high points of the hugely respected Balance series, a triple cd showcasing his range as a DJ, and still widely regarded as one of the finest mix compilations ever made. 2012 saw Jimmy return to Bedrock, this time as one half of the Audible Suspects, teaming up with legend Oliver Lieb to again deliver something really special, the aptly named ‘Collaborations’.