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Grumpy (LQD) is the alter ego of Hector De Marchena, mastermind, founder and head honcho behind Liquid Inc and its Digital Music Labels. Having been a huge music junkie all of his life and a "closet" beat-matcher for many years and a passion for more specifically the Underground Electronic Dance Music he decides to take action in a time where the industry is over saturated with commercialism and join in the imprints he founded to also avidly develop, promote and contribute with quality productions along with the up-and-coming talents that are part of his crew. Together they pursue their passion of Electronic Music and showcase their unique devotion for this branch of the music industry.
With his roots coming from the Dutch Caribbean Islands of Curacao & Aruba, its easy to understand why he is driven by anything that has a Groove. His obsession and attraction to anything that combines all that is percussion, swinging bass lines and deep organic sounds, all of which are found in every day life and form life's Groove, is the best way to understand he is as a producer and individual.
Currently based out of Miami where he runs and further develops the imprints he founded, along with fine-tuning his production & mixing skills; It is here where finds his inspiration and continues his effort to supply this ever growing and evolving industry with quality EDM production reflecting his passion, mood and emotions resulting in organic and luscious underground original productions without boundaries.
Staying true to what is known to be his battle cry and mission statement…..."Keep LOUD & Underground"
Matias Valdivielso a.k.a. Matias Valdmont a German native residing in Asturias, Spain is yet another aggregate the Liquid Inc's artist roster. Having been submerged in the world of contemporary electronic music world since the late nineties. Initially attracted by the organic sounds and clearly influenced by the New Age House.
Matias' style can better be described as controversial set of fusion elements where the audacity takes a structured form with warm rhythms and soothing melodies topping it of with a twist of Phunk becoming clear participant in his productions and live sets.
Adopted by the Asturians, he has been for the last years the resident DJ of Loft.Co, emblematic nightclub on the city of Gijon sharing decks with J. Sanchez and Alberto Palacios.
Matias is versatile in his musical career, daring to take on different projects such as Bitestones, a micro group created along side Nino to offer sets focused on the dancefloor, where the groove is their main exponent.
Nowdays, Matias Valdmont is one of the members of Alma-x along side with Alberto Palacios, where they let their imagination run free, creating a unique sound that can not be categorized by normal standards.
You might ask yoursefl "Who the Fuck is Jonny Calypso?" Born Manuel Palmitesta in the South Germany to a big Italian-German Family, the moniker Jonny Calypso is a product of his crazy life.
Having grown into a family of musicians from his father side, both uncle and father were renowned musicians from Italy in the mid 80's, Jonny was well exposed in to music from classical to popular music of that time. At a very young age, and as can only be expected, he learns his way around the keyboards and drums with the sole intention to play his rendition of groups like KLF, Snap and Run DMC.
By his teen years in the 90's, he moves on into fronting as a singer in several Rock bands and Hip Hop groups, learning and absorbing musical knowledge and comprehension of all kinds of music. It was soon there after he discovers his true musical calling in the Electronic Music Industry, leading to the end result we all know as Jonny Calypso.
Starting his DJ career at the end of the 90's in small clubs and pubs, Jonny decides to take a break to asses where and what he should do next. It was not until 2007 that we see his return to the decks. But once again, he finds himself not yet satisfied.
In 2008, after meditation and trying to find what it was he was missing, is when he realizes that not only does he has the need for beats manipulation, but he has the dire craving for bringing out his own sound, which is the reflection and expression as to who he really is and because..... Music is life, Music Is Jonny Calypso.
A Russian Export, Italy-Based Dmitriy Kowalski a.k.a D.Kowalski joins the Liquid Inc Family with his unique productions and a wide array of genres....
The knowledge of club culture for D.Kowalski began in 2004 by listening to music on the radio and in city clubs. Not knowing the direction that house music will take in the future, he became interested in this style of music. He was mostly attracted by its tribal sounds, melody and rhythm. The "Kazantic" republic event in 2005 was also a critical influence for him, leaving a trace in his musical preferences.
In 2005, D.Kowalski began working as a resident at the "Millennium" nightclub in the city of Vinnitsa, where he got the opportunity of organizing his own parties. With the passing of the years, his musical preferences varied, ranging from Funky House to Hard Techno. However, in 2008 he went back to his original direction, House.
October of 2008 brought D. Kowalski the first successful fruits in terms of music production, getting his first official release on Beatport. He loves experimenting when producing his tracks; fact that makes his mixes stand out from the usual and hold a high level of originality.
In the summer of 2009, Dmitry moved to live to Italy where he finds more possibilities to concentrate on a hobby that in turns favorably influenced its development in regards of music, giving the opportunity to debut in clubs and achieved unexpected results in music production.
Dmitry started to show himself not simply as DJ, but also as an outstanding producer which led him to become a permanent member to the Liquid Inc Family of Artist/Producers.
The first time Fedja came in touch with music and felt it for what it is, was through his father's records (The Temptations, Santana, Cream...). His musical talent improved over the years while attending musical schools. The result was a start of his musical career in rock and later alternative sound. He played in several rock bands as well as the alternative band called BADGE that was very successful at the time. In late 90's he was inspired by performers such as Kraftwerk and Depeche Mode, which shifted his talent to a different level. Soon after that he acquired his first record players and started to build his own recognizable style. His talent and hard work were quickly recognized and noticed by the Energy Team organization (an organization for promoting electronic events). In the beginning of his DJ career his music was based on hard (techno) sound with a hint of tech-house, electro, funky and tribal techno. Recently, however, he started experimenting with house sounds more and combining other genres to unite them as one, which also defines the unique sound of Fedja Knajdl. Within the past two years, Fedja has climbed the latter of top DJ's in the country with performances in all the top clubs of Bosnia, as well as editor and director of a radio show called Q CLUB NIGHT with his colleague DJ Ady Resacovich & DJ G. Edd. By the end of 2003 he established two projects to expand and unite the electronic music scene. One called the DJ Work Shop, and an organization called CONTROL MUSIC. With the help of the members of the organizations, several other projects launched. One of which was a project called "Dance With Me". It was a very successful project that unleashed a chain of parties at Club Raffaello, where almost every national DJ was hosted. In 2003 he was invited to perform at the most famous party in Croatia, LOVE BOAT. Throughout the summer he was a resident DJ on the Croatian coast (Buba Beach Bar, Makarska). In year 2008 on the former DJ Superstar stage, now known as the URBAN BUG stage, Fedja plays on EXIT FESTIVAL 08 in Novi Sad, Serbia...
Freddy Parisi was born in a music lovers' family, living from his earliest years the contact with music, most of all thanks to his two elder brothers, respectively radio speaker and vocalist.The first true moment of meeting and adherence to the music took place listening to some drums' sounds, that had the power to make him very curious and affect him deeply.The sound, the rhytm, the energy he founds in this way bring him to play the wonderful instrument in question for about ten years. This activity guides his natural bent for percussions, but obviously it doesn't decrease his curiosity, or rather, his inexhaustible interest in every kind of music.Nearly like a play and very soon, he started the carrier of vocalist, probably in his brothers' footsteps, involving the joint work with some Italian clubs, literally at various latitudes, and developing a definitely personal style, free from theatrical and exhibitionist excesses but, at the same time, sweeping and unmist akable.From his first steps in this world, he started to share this passion with that we can call his artistic family, t hat is dj and producers he met and who wit h applied himself on some musical projects, beginning from the first half of 2007.But in a very short time the moment arrives in which he has to give space to his own creative energies, making his self absolutely independent and getting t he at t ent ion and t he appreciat ion of people excit ed by the same fervour.It's probably impossible to give a kind's label to what takes life first of all from his not common sense of rhytm and then from a sounds' taste, formed by years of listening and, in virtue of this, able to combine in a totally fresh way these sonorities of many colours and kinds.A marked tendency of his creations is surely the natural aptitude to compose something of complete and incisive, so capable to suggest an atmosphere, trying to persuade and involve, if not sweep away, who listen to them.
Axel Zamudio initiates his career as a dj being 17 years old (august 2009) being influenced by the master genre in electronic music "House".
He intiates as a producer one year later after initiating his career as a dj, his tracks have been supported from many djs across the world such as Richie Hawtin, Paul Van Dyk, Curtys Mayfiel, Ian Pooley, Detlef, Martin Garcia, Tom trago, Rainer Weichhold, Hugo, Hermanez, Danny Tenaglia, Alexi Delano, Markus Schulz, Dave Seaman and many others, also his tracks had been on the top 100 most sold tracks in digital music web pages.
His production style is a mix of genres as deep house and tech house with some touches that goes from funky house to techno.
His style of mixing in his sets are fully loaded with energy and good vibes that goes from deep house to grooviest tech house.
RedDub, formally known as Arash Khoshkholgh was born in Tehran, Iran on July 1988. He started studying about the music when he was a teenager, and after some time he released his own first track "Jayless'" on Kult label record label.
He then went on to continue producing and signing more and more tracks and gaining experiences and getting a lot of support from his friends such as Rainer Weichhold, Sam Farsio, Ciprian Iordache, and DJ Ferry and Rassek.
He currently lives in Tehran and continues to love music and he is really into in Deep, Tech, Techno, Minimal and Progressive music . "Music is the answer "
As a DJ, Dexter Ford plays on the deeper side of things, but always with a solid groove and an ear for the quirky or more involving productions that generate those dancefloor "moments" that leave you needing to have a word with yourself.
His productions follow a similar pattern: deep, hooky tracks that have the "heads" nodding and enough depth to keep space cadets rocking, inspired by a love of the underground vibe that started with the UK's acid house revolution and is still reflected in East London's warehouse parties to this day.
Having previously cut his teeth in Leicester's cooler bars and clubs, Dexter now has his sights firmly set on the London scene, and a forthcoming release on the Beatport charting label "Drops", from the influential Liquid Inc stable.
Rich Graham (aka Meloder) found his love of electronic music at age 18, at the peak of the UK super-club era in the late nineties, and took up DJing as a hobby in the autumn of 2001 after being let loose on a friends turntables. His voracious appetite for mixing different styles of music rapidly led him through various genres before honing his skills with all forms of house. Over the past few years his style has become founded at the deeper end of the spectrum that includes house, nu-disco and progressive beats. He has played in clubs across the UK including in his current home city of London, and supported many well known names in the industry, including Chris Lake, Sebastien Leger, James Talk, Audiojack, and more.
Since early on in his DJing career, Rich has not been content to just DJ, and experimenting with production, has taught himself various techniques in sound design, programming and sequencing. At first this was using early versions of Reason and has now expanded to use a wide range of software instruments and effects built around the Ableton package. With nearly 10 years of musical experience behind him, he chose 2012 to create Meloder; an identity under which to release music that he creates.
Meloder's style covers deep, tech and progressive influenced beats characterised by grooving bass lines and hooky synths that give his music a real feel good and uplifting vibe.
Theo Komp was born and raised in Greece in a family where music was highly appreciated and he was exposed to a few talented musicians. He soon realised a profound interest for electronic music. Over the years, he experimented with different kinds and aspects of music, song writing, production, recording, sound design, mixing and mastering. He started producing music in 2006 and it was then when he enrolled in Berklee College of Music. In 2010, he moved to London. Since then he has performed in many venues like: Egg, Nomad, 333, Pacha, Ministry Of Sound, Rhythm Factory to mention but a few, he has been releasing his music in labels like Keep Out Recordings, Mind Ability, Deep Records and Solid Tracks Records.
Nowadays Theo is the main man behind Minimal Force Records, a London based label specialized in minimal tech and experimental, as well as a member of the Codekontrol Family.
Dutch producer, live act and dj of Tuneskin Recordings, based in Rotterdam.
Surrounded by improvised jazz from his earliest years, this Dutch producer played the flute at the age of 5 to learn notes and schemes and played classical piano from the age of six. Until around the age of 14, when he got introduced to music software. His interests had already gone to hip hop, rock and the first house music and the ability to create a beat with melodious tunes himself was all he ever wanted; a producer was born. Creating complete tracks from the start, he remixed hip hop, created jazzy melodious chill music and experimental house music at first. From around '93 he came across sets and tracks of the pioneers (Derrick May, Richie Hawtin, Dimitri, Remy, etc.) on the parties at the time and his own sound gradually developed to electro and techno of the deep kind, along with the development of techno itself and its scenes.
From early 2012 he organized a new Tuneskin event "Locale" at Bootleg. Sandeep, Kadir Pelit, Sab Titos, Estroe, Joachim and himself played spread on a total of six splendid editions with support from the finest talents in the area like Tony Netten, Libra, Lager and more. Gigs in 2012 went from live on Sacre Bleu to a set with Sandeep on Kadir Pelit's Undertone and he organized a total of four editions of "Downtown Electronic" at Bootleg with artists like Tagträumer² and Morad The Sjeik to name a few. Also he set up the final Bootleg night in history NYE 2012/2013 where he played one of his finest sets from the past year. On the release side two releases appeared on Tuneskin, Settle for settling down with the new circumstances of life and Walk EP for walking on on the path of life with a smile. On the Deep label from Grumpy (LQD) the special release Milestones appeared in September.
Jeng Do's activity in the Rotterdam scene as a producer, dj, promoter and label owner continues, back on the track of improving himself and his sound along with taking his label and events to the next level. Creating music, releasing music, supporting quality artists, making a quality contribution to the Rotterdam scene, with always soul moving music with a drive as main focus. Look out for upcoming releases on Tuneskin Recordings and fresh release parties and label specials in underground venues in 2013. Jeng Do is on a path, to be continued. Stay tuned...