artist – PLATIPUS https://www.platipus.com Fri, 09 Feb 2018 08:57:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.3 63483451 Martin Merkel https://www.platipus.com/artist/martin-merkel/ Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:31:42 +0000 http://www.platipus.com/?post_type=artist&p=2218 Martin Merkel is a somewhat mysterious figure within the European Techno scene. The maverick German producer has often stepped away from the egotistical glare of Read more

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Martin Merkel is a somewhat mysterious figure within the European Techno scene. The maverick German producer has often stepped away from the egotistical glare of publicity, preferring his music to do the talking. He quietly creates his own self-described brand of “Soulful Techno”, steeped in complex emotions and with an attention to musical detail that comes from many years of dedication to his chosen craft.

His ‘Little Wonder’ / ‘Constantin’ release is an introduction and taste of what is to come from Martin Merkel in 2018 with the release of his ‘Constantin’ album – a creative project inspired by his emotional journey over the past year and honouring the recent birth of his son. His joining forces with the legendary Platipus Records marks a bold new direction in the label’s evolution, as its creative ethos develops in an exciting Tech House / Melodic Techno direction. The inclusion here of a dynamic remix of ‘Little Wonder’ by recent Bedrock (‘Oblivion’) stars Luke Brancaccio & Simon Berry (Union Jack / Art Of Trance) is an excellent further indicator of the label’s future sonic landscape.

Originally inspired as an artist by the experimental attitude of Italo Disco and the embryonic Techno scene, via parties at the likes if Dorian Grey and Omen (Frankfurt) and Tresor (Berlin), Martin Merkel’s nascent career saw him develop an early love of analogue synthesisers – and saw him fill his studio with a desirable collection of Moog, Roland and Waldorf machinery. In recent years he has moved towards a more compact, travel-friendly digital studio set-up, but his love of synthesisers remains a defining characteristic of his uniquely distinctive musical output today. A master of sonic excellence and musicality, his creations have previously often crept out on the likes of Cinematique, Bonzai, Secondary Tones, JOOF, Monkey Business, Neverending and his own Shelter 54 imprint. Now, under the auspicious guidance of Platipus Records the most exciting new chapter of his career is about to begin.

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Neo & Farina https://www.platipus.com/artist/neo-farina/ Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:19:53 +0000 http://www.platipus.com/?post_type=artist&p=1842 The post Neo & Farina appeared first on PLATIPUS.

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Tremor https://www.platipus.com/artist/tremor/ Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:35:20 +0000 http://www.platipus.com/?post_type=artist&p=1818 Tremor aka Steve Gibbs. Steve Gibbs was born in Adelaide, Australia in July 1976 and from an early age was drawn to music. Steve has Read more

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Tremor aka Steve Gibbs.
Steve Gibbs was born in Adelaide, Australia in July 1976 and from an early age was drawn to music. Steve has produced many styles of music from hard trance to techno but has established himself in recent times as a very well respected uplifting trance producer. Steve has released numerous singles for well respected labels under various artist names including Antarctica (React), Altitude (Bonzai) and Steve Gibbs (Five AM/Eve). In the last year things have really taken off with Steve’s Altitude project being signed onto Sony and looking destined for huge success with the club hit ‘Excession’. ‘Excession’ was one of the Ibiza anthems of the year, with huge support from DJs across the board including Paul Oakenfold, Sasha and Graham Gold. The track has been licensed onto to several major compilations including Pete Tong’s Essential Selection Ibiza 2000, Slinky Technique, Gatecrasher and was also included on Judge Jules’ first ‘Clubbed’ album.

The follow up single ‘Nightstalker’ was licensed for Paul Oakenfold’s new ‘Travelling’ album on the basis of a single acetate. Steve has also had two top 50 singles with his Antarctica project on React, which has received a lot of press/radio play and enjoyed support from Nick Warren, Seb Fontaine, Carl Cox and Paul van Dyk amongst others.

In addition to these projects Steve has also released the ‘Electronicat’ single on Platipus, including a mix by current techno golden boys Filterheadz. He also runs his own label, Middle Ground Records.
In addition to this, Steve DJs in various cities around the world. Past gigs have included trips to Hong Kong, New York, Milan and London. Steve describes his DJing style as a blend of all kinds of house music, from deep/tech house through to driving, uplifting progressive, playing the best music from all genres and playing the style to fit the occasion.

He settled back down to do some producing for Platipus in 2002 and promptly unleashed the double A-Side of Tears In The Rain/Marrakech. A piece which helped define the direction in which Platipus’ sound was travelling, the EP incorporated two sides of achingly melodic electronica. Indeed, ‘Tears In The Rain’ was turned into something of an unofficial anthem by Gatecrasher resident Nick Riley.Next, Gibbs will be mixing the as-yet-untitled chillout album upcoming on Platipus. Including tracks from Timo Maas, Paul Oakenfold and Sinead O’Connor as well as stacks of unreleased material.

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Steve Gibbs https://www.platipus.com/artist/steve-gibbs/ Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:06:09 +0000 http://www.platipus.com/?post_type=artist&p=1811 Steve Gibbs was born in Adelaide, Australia in July 1976 and from an early age was drawn to music. Steve has produced many styles of Read more

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Steve Gibbs was born in Adelaide, Australia in July 1976 and from an early age was drawn to music. Steve has produced many styles of music from hard trance to techno but has established himself in recent times as a very well respected uplifting trance producer. Steve has released numerous singles for well respected labels under various artist names including Antarctica (React), Altitude (Bonzai) and Steve Gibbs (Five AM/Eve). In the last year things have really taken off with Steve’s Altitude project being signed onto Sony and looking destined for huge success with the club hit ‘Excession’. ‘Excession’ was one of the Ibiza anthems of the year, with huge support from DJs across the board including Paul Oakenfold, Sasha and Graham Gold. The track has been licensed onto to several major compilations including Pete Tong’s Essential Selection Ibiza 2000, Slinky Technique, Gatecrasher and was also included on Judge Jules’ first ‘Clubbed’ album.

The follow up single ‘Nightstalker’ was licensed for Paul Oakenfold’s new ‘Travelling’ album on the basis of a single acetate. Steve has also had two top 50 singles with his Antarctica project on React, which has received a lot of press/radio play and enjoyed support from Nick Warren, Seb Fontaine, Carl Cox and Paul van Dyk amongst others.

In addition to these projects Steve has also released the ‘Electronicat’ single on Platipus, including a mix by current techno golden boys Filterheadz. He also runs his own label, Middle Ground Records.
In addition to this, Steve DJs in various cities around the world. Past gigs have included trips to Hong Kong, New York, Milan and London. Steve describes his DJing style as a blend of all kinds of house music, from deep/tech house through to driving, uplifting progressive, playing the best music from all genres and playing the style to fit the occasion.

He settled back down to do some producing for Platipus in 2002 and promptly unleashed the double A-Side of Tears In The Rain/Marrakech. A piece which helped define the direction in which Platipus’ sound was travelling, the EP incorporated two sides of achingly melodic electronica. Indeed, ‘Tears In The Rain’ was turned into something of an unofficial anthem by Gatecrasher resident Nick Riley.Next, Gibbs will be mixing the as-yet-untitled chillout album upcoming on Platipus. Including tracks from Timo Maas, Paul Oakenfold and Sinead O’Connor as well as stacks of unreleased material.

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Jamnesia https://www.platipus.com/artist/jamnesia-2/ Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:55:24 +0000 http://www.platipus.com/?post_type=artist&p=1809 Jamnesia aka Dino Lenny. Dino Lenny starts very young as a radio deejay in a small town of the South of Italy, Cassino. He grows Read more

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Jamnesia aka Dino Lenny.
Dino Lenny starts very young as a radio deejay in a small town of the South of Italy, Cassino. He grows up within an interesting group of lads such as Savino Martinez and Claudio Coccoluto. In London his career gets a boost thanks to a long series of important remixes: Inxs, Planet Funk, Underworld, and the collaboration with The Housemartins, Wu Tang Clan, Scissors Sisters & Madonna just to mention a few names. His productions are just as interesting as the remixes and Dino Lenny earns for three time in a row the label of ” Essential New Tune” on Radio One (BBC) by the king of the dance music: Pete Tong – who will also refer to him as a “genius”. Considered “The Wizard of the Electronic music” by the Chemical Brothers, Dino Lenny explores the full range of his potentialities and starts singing. With a simplifying abbreviation of his name, Dino records the single “Call me” which becomes a terrifically popular track all over Europe. The British press defines his vocal talent as a halfway between the Talking Heads and Ian Dury. Dino shows up a perfect Serpico style and sings in front of his raving fans at Tops of the Pops.
The successful single gives just a hint of what will happen with the release of the album “Might”, in 2004.
Whilst busy with more important collaborations, Dino is invited by Hardage to take part to his project which includes Jocelyn Brown and Maxi Priest , Level 42 and Peter Gabriel, amongst the others.
In 2006 he produces with Steve Lawler under the name Sladly the well received “Unicorn”
A few months later Dino Lenny flies to Montreal to open the UNICEF concert – which gathers more than 7,000 people .
In 2011 “I Wanna be Like Talking Heads/ A Dj Deep Inside” after the approval of David Byrne and the band is out on the legendary label Stricly Rhythm including mixes by Pirupa & Shadow child and was included in more than 200 charts on Beatport only.
Between 2012 and 2014 Dino gets released on Suara, Exploited and OFF Recordings and 2015 is going to look strong with EP’s on Connaisseur, Ellum and Crosstown Rebels sister label Rebellion. Meanwhile mr Lenny keeps his most loved Fine Human Label warm eclectic and prolific!

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Indiana https://www.platipus.com/artist/indiana/ Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:46:34 +0000 http://www.platipus.com/?post_type=artist&p=1807 Indiana aka Dino Lenny. Dino Lenny starts very young as a radio deejay in a small town of the South of Italy, Cassino. He grows Read more

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Indiana aka Dino Lenny.
Dino Lenny starts very young as a radio deejay in a small town of the South of Italy, Cassino. He grows up within an interesting group of lads such as Savino Martinez and Claudio Coccoluto. In London his career gets a boost thanks to a long series of important remixes: Inxs, Planet Funk, Underworld, and the collaboration with The Housemartins, Wu Tang Clan, Scissors Sisters & Madonna just to mention a few names. His productions are just as interesting as the remixes and Dino Lenny earns for three time in a row the label of ” Essential New Tune” on Radio One (BBC) by the king of the dance music: Pete Tong – who will also refer to him as a “genius”. Considered “The Wizard of the Electronic music” by the Chemical Brothers, Dino Lenny explores the full range of his potentialities and starts singing. With a simplifying abbreviation of his name, Dino records the single “Call me” which becomes a terrifically popular track all over Europe. The British press defines his vocal talent as a halfway between the Talking Heads and Ian Dury. Dino shows up a perfect Serpico style and sings in front of his raving fans at Tops of the Pops.
The successful single gives just a hint of what will happen with the release of the album “Might”, in 2004.
Whilst busy with more important collaborations, Dino is invited by Hardage to take part to his project which includes Jocelyn Brown and Maxi Priest , Level 42 and Peter Gabriel, amongst the others.
In 2006 he produces with Steve Lawler under the name Sladly the well received “Unicorn”
A few months later Dino Lenny flies to Montreal to open the UNICEF concert – which gathers more than 7,000 people .
In 2011 “I Wanna be Like Talking Heads/ A Dj Deep Inside” after the approval of David Byrne and the band is out on the legendary label Stricly Rhythm including mixes by Pirupa & Shadow child and was included in more than 200 charts on Beatport only.
Between 2012 and 2014 Dino gets released on Suara, Exploited and OFF Recordings and 2015 is going to look strong with EP’s on Connaisseur, Ellum and Crosstown Rebels sister label Rebellion. Meanwhile mr Lenny keeps his most loved Fine Human Label warm eclectic and prolific!

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Greg Murray https://www.platipus.com/artist/greg-murray/ Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:27:58 +0000 http://www.platipus.com/?post_type=artist&p=1759 Greg Murray first got involved with writing and performing music back in 1996. After spending 3 years teaching himself to play the guitar and writing Read more

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Greg Murray first got involved with writing and performing music back in 1996. After spending 3 years teaching himself to play the guitar and writing tunes with a band, he bought his first PC with the intention of using it to record the music they created rather than recording it in a studio environment.

It was 1999 and the year that trance became mainstream. After hearing the kind of sounds that Paul Van Dyk and Ferry Corsten were creating, the guitar was put in its case and never played again. The PC was used to produce dance music and in 2001 he released a 12″ white label which created some interest from DJs like Paul Van Dyk and Graham Gold.

Greg’s first solo production ‘I Feel Loved’ is upcoming on legendary UK label Platipus. A peak-time trancer aimed squarely at the summer season, this is a record set to bring Passion to its knees with a mixture of uplifting melodies and crisp percussion.

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Altitude https://www.platipus.com/artist/altitude-2/ Tue, 17 Mar 2015 10:54:24 +0000 http://www.platipus.com/?post_type=artist&p=1751 Steve Gibbs was born in Adelaide, Australia in July 1976 and from an early age was drawn to music. Steve has produced many styles of Read more

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Steve Gibbs was born in Adelaide, Australia in July 1976 and from an early age was drawn to music. Steve has produced many styles of music from hard trance to techno but has established himself in recent times as a very well respected uplifting trance producer. Steve has released numerous singles for well respected labels under various artist names including Antarctica (React), Altitude (Bonzai) and Steve Gibbs (Five AM/Eve). In the last year things have really taken off with Steve’s Altitude project being signed onto Sony and looking destined for huge success with the club hit ‘Excession’. ‘Excession’ was one of the Ibiza anthems of the year, with huge support from DJs across the board including Paul Oakenfold, Sasha and Graham Gold. The track has been licensed onto to several major compilations including Pete Tong’s Essential Selection Ibiza 2000, Slinky Technique, Gatecrasher and was also included on Judge Jules’ first ‘Clubbed’ album.

The follow up single ‘Nightstalker’ was licensed for Paul Oakenfold’s new ‘Travelling’ album on the basis of a single acetate. Steve has also had two top 50 singles with his Antarctica project on React, which has received a lot of press/radio play and enjoyed support from Nick Warren, Seb Fontaine, Carl Cox and Paul van Dyk amongst others.

In addition to these projects Steve has also released the ‘Electronicat’ single on Platipus, including a mix by current techno golden boys Filterheadz. He also runs his own label, Middle Ground Records.
In addition to this, Steve DJs in various cities around the world. Past gigs have included trips to Hong Kong, New York, Milan and London. Steve describes his DJing style as a blend of all kinds of house music, from deep/tech house through to driving, uplifting progressive, playing the best music from all genres and playing the style to fit the occasion.

He settled back down to do some producing for Platipus in 2002 and promptly unleashed the double A-Side of Tears In The Rain/Marrakech. A piece which helped define the direction in which Platipus’ sound was travelling, the EP incorporated two sides of achingly melodic electronica. Indeed, ‘Tears In The Rain’ was turned into something of an unofficial anthem by Gatecrasher resident Nick Riley.Next, Gibbs will be mixing the as-yet-untitled chillout album upcoming on Platipus. Including tracks from Timo Maas, Paul Oakenfold and Sinead O’Connor as well as stacks of unreleased material.

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Patrick Reid https://www.platipus.com/artist/dj-patrick-reid/ Sun, 15 Mar 2015 17:43:18 +0000 http://www.platipus.com/artist/dj-patrick-reid/ After cutting his teeth while DJing at fashion parties in Milan, Patrick Reid ventured into production with I-Ching and ‘Russian Dolls’ (Green Records) His taste Read more

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After cutting his teeth while DJing at fashion parties in Milan, Patrick Reid ventured into production with I-Ching and ‘Russian Dolls’ (Green Records) His taste for music was heightened when John Digweed personally requested 2 copies of the track. The pair also released ‘Soulstorm’ which Nalin and Kane licensed for their compilation on BMG.

After these two successes he managed to work with his hero and Platipus stalwart POB by making the legendary “Fly/Bluebottle” (Platipus) This made a splash when Sasha signed it to his Global Underground ‘Ibiza’ compilation, then Digweed chose it to play it as the final track in the movie ‘Groove’. Not content with this he and POB collaborated on more music – moody prog-houser ‘Ze Boof’ and the uplifting ‘Big Picture’. This last track is featured on the Pob album ‘Essence’.

It was only a matter of time before Patrick released a solo record – which was applauded and respected by the usual suspects in the dance family. “Goose/Splat” was on heavy rotation by Graham Gold on Kiss, while John Digweed hammered it at Bedrock for months. As a result, Danny Tenaglia picked up on it and subsequently included it on his Global Underground ‘London’ compilation.

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Taylor https://www.platipus.com/artist/taylor/ Sun, 15 Mar 2015 17:42:53 +0000 http://www.platipus.com/artist/taylor/ London native Taylor, growing up was exposed to an array of music genres, taking full advantage of his hometown being such a melting pot of Read more

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London native Taylor, growing up was exposed to an array of music genres, taking full advantage of his hometown being such a melting pot of culture and sound, provided him a great appetite to explore music new and old, picking up a vast knowledge of dance music and extensive record collection.Taylor has performed guest sets at Pacha London, Ministry of Sound, Egg, Lightbox & XOYO, whilst co-promoting events in between setting up his blog project ‘Citizen Funk’, which is a platform to showcase creative people, he personally knew. After a short break, he felt it was time to express his ideas gained after years of entertaining clubbers into music production.Autumn 2013 he gained success with his ‘In My Way’ EP, co- produced with fellow London based duo Tough Love [Toolroom Records] on Andre Crom’s Berlin imprint OFF Recordings. ‘In My Way’ scored BBC Radio 1 plays on both B.Traits & Pete Tong shows, a number 1 spot on Ministry of Sound’s Official House chart and Beatport Top Ten House chart position followed, with support from Amine Edge, Doorly, Wehhba & Tiesto.Next up for Taylor, came ‘This Feeling’ EP on Get Twisted Records, which is home to artists such as Denney [Hot Creations], Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo [Dirtybird] & Sean Roman [Hot Waves]. Taylor gained more attention with the likes of Leftwing & Kody, Sidney Charles & Hhan Solo all showing support.More Beatport chart success followed alongside radio plays on Kiss FM London, leading to the opportunity to remix for Detroit legend Kevin Saunderson’s KMS Records. Taylor’s rework of Stonez Ft. Cherie Jones ‘Blind Folds’ track, saw established names such as Steve Bug, Richie Hawtin, Sasha, Sonny Wharton & Kevin Saunderson himself featured it on his DJ Mag Miami 2014 mix.Expect new material from Taylor, with forthcoming releases on KMS Records & UK House label Love Not Money Records.Artist Bio

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