Michael Woods @ Rumor



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MICHAEL WOODS:
Ability, originality and accomplishment. In Michael Woods’ short career he has managed to touch on every cornerstone, leaving proof of his musical competence at producing big room, progressive and tech-house tracks, along with a discernible motivation to better the quality of music being distributed. This has not gone unnoticed with DJs like Pete Tong consistently throwing props his way.

From Argentinean & Guyanese decent, he was born and raised in Hackney London which he still calls home and runs his studio from there. Classically trained in a range of instruments at an early age provided Michael with a catalogue of creative skills including the keys (which he learned to play at the tender age of 3), guitar, drums and trumpet, practically making him a one man band. When not in the studio messing around with Logic, developing his craft, he would be found at Pimlico’s Trinity Music College where he contracted a love for musicality, often using his spare time orchestrating with the percussion section of the London Symphony Orchestra.

Earlier achievements include his debut single, “Warrior” released in 2000 and the critically acclaimed remix of Energy 52’s “Café Del Mar”, both of which are still considered as classic’s among DJs and fans alike. But today’s finished products could not sound more different. They carry a deep, driving and delectable collection of electronic sounds, with melodious, cascading synths and hands-in-the-air rush-inducing drops. This is what Michael Woods is renowned for, and has created an individual sound that he is pioneering, making him a stunning example of an artist that flows with, as well as initiates, music’s changes.

Collaborations with the likes of Chris Lake, Funkagenda & Mark Knight conclude as featured tracks on various compilations and act as proof of his skillful production abilities. It’s alliances like these that excite the growing fan base, but are not the sole examples of his talent, as original tracks such as “Nitro”, “Midnight Run”, “Dynamik”, “No Access” and “First Aid” are continually supported.

Alongside an impressive catalogue of tracks on numerous labels including Mau5trap, and Toolroom Records, many established artists such as Underworld, Martin Sloveig and Moguai have hired Michael Woods to renovate their sound into a style which emulates his musical vision, including the Deadmau5 & Chris Lake’s “I Said”, which became the only remixed track featured on the 2010 album, “4×4=12”. In addition, mainstream artists such as Kylie, Estelle, The Ting Tings, The Temper Trap, P Diddy and Ginuwine ft Timbaland & Missy Elliot have all borrowed his insatiable remixing skills, leaving his studio rarely empty. His ability to rework music with an exceptionally sharp ear for quality production has left him in high regard with many artists and labels across the industry, leading to a nomination for ‘Best Remixer’ at this year’s 2011 IDMA’s (International Dance Music Awards).

Michael Woods now borrows some of this growing respect offering it to his label, Diffused Music, which houses applauded tracks from him self and others. The rapidly growing label is another imperative ingredient in furthering the exhilarating Michael Woods history book.

As well as the continuous success of his music, his dexterity as a DJ completes Michael Woods as a dynamic and credible artist. In demand across the globe he plays everywhere from Europe to USA, ending 2010 with a successful USA Tour. Other accomplishments to-date includes a summer residency for Cream at Amnesia in Ibiza (2010), while Deadmau5 invited him on his infamous 2010 UK tour. The latest addition to Michael’s ever increasing list of successes is being crowned the new global resident at one of dance music’s biggest super brands: Ministry of Sound. With industry heavyweights like Fedde Le Grand, Benny Benassi and Mark Knight as his peers, this is yet another triumph for Michael Woods and marks his growing importance in dance music today. After a year of unprecedented success, this residency is another milestone in his career, which sees Michael Woods playing as the face of the Ministry worldwide for a whole host of events, adding his name to the array of esteemed DJ’s that already accompany the Ministry brand and reputation.

For 2011, Michael Woods continues his relationship with Ministry and kick starts a new series of mix compilations for the brand, aptly entitled Ministry of Sound – Residents. Not a first for the artist, after the infamous Amnesia dance-house honoured Michael by asking him to mix one side of the “Amnesia Ibiza Deejay Sessions vol.6” compilation to accompany the Cream summer residency. All are prime examples of the ever growing popularity of Michael Woods, where his presence is always well received by fans and top clubs alike. It is clear that his creativity knows no bounds, and each attainment is just another chapter of this musical characters story.

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Tom Colontonio @ Rumor (March 16th)


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Tom Colontonio:
Electronic Dance Music is alive and well in the USA and proof comes in the unmistakable sound of Tom Colontonio. In the four short years since his first release, Colontonio has emerged as one of an exciting new breed of producers. Consistently releasing productions on exclusive
electronic music labels such as Armada, Vandit, Spinnin’ and Discover, he has successfully positioned himself alongside the most acclaimed producers in the industry.

Tom Colontonio’s assault on the EDM scene comes on the back of a longstanding DJing career and many years spent in bands and as a session guitarist. Undoubtedly, it is this solid musical background which gives his productions such technical depth and polished soundscapes. Soon after first turning his hand to production came Colontonio’s breakthrough release, 2007’s ‘Rounder’. The track received strong support and was championed by trance aficionado Paul van Dyk, catapulting Tom Colontonio into the consciousness of fans and industry insiders alike. He has gone on to emulate this success in subsequent productions with ‘The One’, ‘Reflection’ and ‘Elysium’ all showcasing his crisp production skills and ability to combine melody with energetic, hard-hitting low ends.

Without a doubt it is that trademark Colontonio sound, driving and atmospheric, that has cemented his tracks in the CD wallets of the DJ elite and earned him a place at the top of the “about to skyrocket” pile. Aside from his memorable original productions, Colontonio’s list of collaborations and remixes reads like an all-star line up. No stranger to the spotlight, this talented US producer can boast collaborations with Sophie Sugar and John O’Callaghan and also remixes for trance heavyweights Sean Tyas, Activa and Paul van Dyk. Keen to blur the lines between trance and house, Colontonio’s latest productions signal a departure in to an exciting, genre-bending style of EDM. One thing’s for sure – Tom Colontonio is simply unstoppable.

Now more than ever, Tom Colontonio is carving his way to the top of the thriving EDM scene via strong, genre-fusing productions and memorable peak-time performances. If you’re lucky enough to catch one of his live shows, you’ll soon see why. Having already brought his signature sound to over 20 countries, he has now turned his attention to crafting his own brand of clubnight. ‘Omega’ is New Jersey’s hottest new event and Tom Colontonio is at the helm.

Catch Tom Colontonio every month on his exclusive “Omega” radioshow on Afterhours.FM and the “Omega Podcast”, which can be subscribed to via iTunes.

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DJ Michael Myers:
As the DJ credited with founding Philadelphia’s trance music scene, Michael Myers has always been one of the most dedicated pioneers of the Eastern Seaboard’s dance music community. An intensely serious minded and driven individual, Myers was first exposed to techno in 1992 via the music of renowned DJs Josh Wink and Frankie Bones. Although Myers began his career behind the tables spinning hip-hop records, he quickly discovered that electronic music was his calling. Drawn to the melodic tones of progressive trance, Myers found it to be “more intricate to mix than people would think. It’s a style of music that is almost a pop format. While pursuing his career as a DJ, Myers became deeply involved behind the scenes with two of Philadelphia’s dance music institutions: Local 13 and 611 Records. A dynamic member of the Local 13 production company since 1995, Myers is involved in every aspect of their events. He serves as a DJ, promoter, junior partner and event coordinator, helping out with everything from booking the talent to decorating the event venue. While gaining recognition at Local 13 events for his skills behind the tables, Myers quickly amassed an impressive touring schedule. As he traveled across the U.S., playing in Chicago, Detroit, New York City, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Phoenix and Pittsburgh, among other cities, Myers’ popularity exploded back in his hometown. Myers is proud to admit that he receives a profound sense of confidence knowing that’s he working toward a solid career in the music industry without really having a blueprint on how it’s done. Says Myers: “Bringing Philadelphia an atmosphere that shows what dance music is all about. It is truly a wonderful gift.

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Manufactured Superstars @ Rumor



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Manufactured Superstars:
The Manufactured Superstars are a U.S based electronic music duo consisting of two members; Brad Roulier and Shawn Sabo. Although all DJ’s will argue that they are all unique in their own ways, these two energetic artists have a strikingly unique sound. They love mashing up popular electro, progressive, house, pop music, and any other genre of music, to make every tune their own. Brad and Shawn are based in Denver, Colorado. These two ingenious minds also founded Beatport, which is not only the leading electronic music download store, but also the most influential company moving electronic music forward today.
Brad Roulier teamed up with Shawn Sabo to create the Manufactured Superstars in 2005. Since then, they have rocked the worlds of many, not only in night club settings from coast to coast, but also pumped up the biggest electronic music festivals. This ecclectic duo have talent in playing the music, putting on a vibrant show, and even producing the music as well. They have released many of their own tracks on Subliminal Records, Twisted, Sounds Like Music, Cutting Records, and countless others. Their remix of “Dancin’” on Subliminal Records reached the #1 spot on the top download site, DJDownload.com, and stayed on top for many weeks. Las Vegas hosts a weekly radio show featuring live and new mixes of the Manufactured Superstars. Every Wednesday nights, they take over the Las Vegas airwaves from channel 94.7fm.
The Manufactured Superstars’ main goal and fundamental idea is to play fun and energetic music to enhance the vibe and energy of any atmosphere. The dancfloor is never empty nor stationary when they take over the decks. They are not afraid to play records . They have exceptional skills of incorporating all types of music so effortlessly into their live acts. They truly put on a high-energy performance, as they fly through more than 100 tracks in a two-hour set.

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