D-Formation (Dimas Carbajo)

D-Formation is the last and final pseudonym chosen by Dimas Carbajo, owner and greatest exponent of the Beat Freak Group Recordings.

With an extense trayectory of music production and DJ’ing make Dimas Carbajo a talented and respected artist in the electronic music industry,
Beat Freak Recordings probably one of the most respected labels in the world house scene in recent years are proof of the wise vision of this producer based in Madrid, without neglecting other group labels such as T.U.S.O.M, Intenso Recordings, or Distinto Recordings or Menta.
D-Formations performances do not reach limits, appearing in events such as Black & Blue Montreal Festival, Formula- 1 Malasya Opening Party, Freedom Festival, Cordoba (Argentina), Rock In Rio, seen as the biggest festival in the world, and not to forget his residence in Stereo Club in Montreal. Obtaining awards as the Best Spanish produces by DJ1 magazine, Best House Label by DJ magazine, DJMAG ranked D-Formation in position 39 (2006) best worlds DJ’S and several nomination as Best House Spanish DJ every year. Recently nominated by “DeejayMag 2008 Awards” :

Best DJ of the year
Best Tech House Dj
Best Production : D-Formation & David Ferrero ‘What you want’
Best Remix : Sharam Feat Daniel Bengifield ‘The One’
Best online Project : Freakybeat
His talent has led him to carry a busy schedule playing for the best clubs in the world as Ageha and Womb-Tokyo, Zouk Club-Singapore, Pacha-NY, Sirena-Brazil, Ministry Of Sound-London, Queen-Paris, Pacha Sharm-Egypt, Space-Miami, Avalon-Los Angeles, Privilege, Amnesia or Pacha, Ibiza, Space Of Sound-Madrid, SOS Club-Hangzhou, Cindirella Club-Jinan, Absolut Club, Shanghai, Feelnet Club-Guangzhou, Evil Club-Seoul, Vertigo Club-Jakarta, among others.
The magic musical touch by D-Formation has been confirmed by countless remixes and requests for collaboration. His currently close collaboration with Toolroom, Mark Knight’s label and Sharam (Deep Dish) for Yoshitoshi Recordings and other Yoshi labels establish D-Formation as one of the hottest producers this 2008. Today D-Formation embraces the great challenge of being considered a master of the dance floor, no doubt he deserves such a title !



NEW YORK, NY – A decade’s expertise as a radio jock. Studio credits as a skilled remixer. A tight stable of original artist tunes. A 14-year residency in the tony Hamptons’ only all-day beach party. A record deal with seminal house music label, Nervous Records. It’s true: THEO has it all.

As he readies to release the third installment in Nervous Records’ successful Nervous Nitelife series of mix compilations – Nervous Nitelife: Summer Clubbing3 (Nervous), for release July7th, 2009 – THEO takes a moment to survey the clubbing landscape he helped craft. The old adage of hard work and perseverance bearing fruit has been proven right, once again, in THEO’s life. At the height of his powers as a club DJ, radio personality and dance music producer, THEO’s never been more relevant to the world of electronic dance music.

THEO (real name: THEO PISANI) currently hosts weekly dance mixshows on Sirius XM Radio (“AIR” on BPM, Friday late-nights) and on “Party 105.3FM” radio (WDRE, New York, Fridays evening drive-time), as well as a separate show on Party 105 (WDRE, Saturdays afterhours). His current position as one of dance music’s most influential tastemakers was not attained overnight, but rather earned over the course of years working as program director and mixshow coordinator on college radio stations at Bryant College (Rhode Island), Brooklyn College (Brooklyn), and Stony Brook University (Long Island). Not long after college, THEO would score commercial radio gigs working at WLIR, WBLI and WXXP (which later became WDRE/Party 105), mixing on live broadcasts. At WXXP, THEO was hired by VIC LATINO as mixshow coordinator and eventually was named music director. (WDRE is a BDS-monitored station also broadcasting into Nassau County on 101.5FM.)

Throughout THEO’s years on radio, he played steady club gigs and built a much envied following on his home turf of Long Island and throughout the New York tri-state area. THEO’s advice to aspiring deejays is, “Get a residency at a good club and build a crowd. That’s the only way to create a following.” THEO’s previous releases include editions 1 and 2 of the Nervous Nitelife: Summer Clubbing series for Nervous Records, in 2007 and 2008, respectively, and NYC Mixx for UBL Music in 2006. Special video footage recorded this summer will be incorporated into a DVD for release in 2010 on Nervous.

In the media, THEO has appeared in a variety of print and online outlets, including: DJ Times, Remix, Club World, Musico Pro, Accent On Tampa Bay, Jive, The Southampton Press, The East Hampton Independent, The Miami New-Times, The Las Vegas Weekly, Las Vegas Citylife, Holmdel Happenings, Raves.com, Clubplanet.com, and others.

THEO has shared the bill with international superstars like TIËSTO and DAVID GUETTA, and as of summer 2009, THEO can be seen and heard deejaying regularly at the country’s finest nightclubs, including: Harrah’s Pool (Atlantic City), Cielo (New York), M2 (New York), Pacha (New York), Neptune Beach Club (Long Island, NY), Nocturnal (Miami), Water Taxi Beach (Long Island City, NY), and Island (Long Island City, NY), among other venues. Official Summer Clubbing3 release parties will be held at Neptune (July 11th), Cielo (July 16th), and M2 (July 25th).

For the third year-in-a-row, THEO has been nominated by DJ Times Magazine as among “America’s Best DJs,” a fan-powered poll that has seen THEO consistently ranking in the top 10. THEO is also endorsed by Red Bull.

THEO @ Denim 3.21.2010

Philadelphia House Music presents: Austin Leeds (miami FL)

Playing and producing music that has stimulated and mesmerized crowds , Austin Leeds has created his own distinct movement in the global dance music community. His unforgettable mixes have been heard in the most respected and desirable clubs around the world. His innovative sounds and productions have led to many studio collaborations with some of the finest DJs and producers in the industry.

Austins recent productions with Nick Terranova (Los Angeles) and Kobbe ( Belgium) have been getting massive reactions. Theyve taken the electro house sound, fused it with tribal beats, and molded them all into an explosive new style. Terranova and Austin Leedss singles Shake Me , Rock Me , and Only You all have been topping the charts and destroying clubs around the world . These singles have been on numerous CD compilations and played in clubs and radio everywhere. Recently, Only You was played by Deep Dish on their Radio 1 Essential Mix live from Global Gathering. Austin also co-wrote Discoteka and Scream with Nick Terranova for his Starkillers project. Discoteka has been a massive worldwide hit, spending weeks at ..1 on http://www.Beatport.com, licensed by numerous labels, and featured on many CD compilations. Austin also has a project with Kobbe called “The Land Of Voodoo” .Their project has been supported by the biggest names in house music. Danny Tenaglia, Erick Morillo, DJ Vibe, Oscar G., Deep Dish, John Digweed, Sader Kleinenberg, and Superchumbo are just a short list of world class DJ’s and producers who are fans of Austins sound.

Austin also has been running Hamachi Records since 2001. He also assists with Terratraxx with Nick Terranova.

Austin has also been very busy remixing. Recent remixes are 2 Raumwhonung & Moguai Sex Secret (Terranova & Austin Leeds Rmx) (Star 69), Dario Nunez & David Bio My World (Terranova & Austin Leeds Rmx), on Spains highly respected Stereo Productions, Jaimy and Luca Ricci Todo Es Agua ( Terranova and Austin Leeds Rmx), Ralphie Rosario Brinca (Terranova & Austin Leeds Rmx) (Tweekd). Rooster and Peralta Pornokopia (Kobbe and Austin Leeds Rmx) (Tweekd) , Ralph Falcon Need Someone (Kobbe and Austin Leeds Rmx), DJ Delicious Let it Drop(Kobbe and Austin Leeds Rmx) (Phunkwerk), Starkillers Discoteka (Kobbe and Austin Leeds Rmx), Starkillers Scream (Kobbe and Austin Leeds Rmx) .

Interview with Almighty DJ YAN

Yesterday one of the baggiest DJ’s in Philly, DJ YAN give a special interview for Deep Space Life.

Hello and how are you doing today?

I am doing well, thank you.

-Where where you born and where did you grow up?

I was born in Kiev Ukraine and moved to Philadelphia in 1990, so I guess I grew up right here in Philadelphia. PA

-When in your life did you realize that DJing was the career that you wished to pursue?

I think the first time I walked in to a club around 1996 I knew that being a dj was something that I wanted to do. When I was growing up I was always in to music. I played the violin for most of my teen years, so music has always been a part of my life.

-Who has been the most influential person in your life this far?

I don’t think there is that one person in my life. I believe it’s a number of people, my family, friends and all the people who support my vision.

-How has your style evolved since you first embarked on your career as a DJ?

Well I actually began playing Trance in the late 90s. For me, it was a very moving style of music so it kind of captured me. As I grew older I began to slow down on the BPM’s lol. So house music was a natural transition. Today it’s more Tech Tribal for me its dark moving and I love it.

-What has been your favorite venue/crowd to DJ for?

I have played many different venues in my career. If I have to name one place it has to be Lounge One Two Five. There are many reasons for that. When the owner of the club believes in the sound and shares the same vision as you do it only helps me to Elevate my level. Knowing that I have full control of the crowd and can take them anywhere I want to.

-Do you ever interact with your crowd and take suggestions in style or music, or do you rely more on your ability to move the crowd in the direction you choose?

I always try to interact with the crowd. I think that’s part of the whole concept. I believe that if I show them energy they will take that and give it right back to me, so it kind of works both ways.

-Have you ever felt that a crowd just didn’t get what you were trying to accomplish with your set?

I defiantly have felt that a few times. But who hasn’t lol. I don’t believe that a true dj/entertainer should come to a club or a lounge and have a specific set that he or she is going to play or perform. I think that you should always have a wide variety of music with you so you can read the crowd and be able to move in different directions with in your stile of music.

-What do you feel separates you from the rest, in a city filled with people trying to establish themselves in the Music Industry?

That’s a good question. Well I have recently incorporated Alex M in to the act. Alex adds a different dimension to the shows that we now do. We use live samples over the music so it adds more too each track. It’s defiantly something different than what any one is doing around here so that’s one of the thing that separates us from any one else. Another thing is the ability to read a crow its very simple ether you can do that or you can’t.

-In which direction do you plan to take your DJ career in the future?

Alex and I are in the studio a lot so production is the number one goal. We also want to fine tune the effects part of our show. I think Alex is doing an excellent job with that, each show we do together gets better and better. We believe that this is something that other promoters and venues can look at as an act and generate more bookings for us. We have recently started a couple of new residencies such as Welcome To Our World @ Nocturnal Miami (monthly) Detox Sundays @ Bamboo Bar in Philadelphia and Marmont on Fridays. So In the future the idea is to be out there doing shows and keeping people happy.

-What, if anything, would you like to change about the Philly nightlife scene?

I don’t think I need to answer that question. There are way too many things that could be different in Philadelphia. If I had to change just one thing I would defiantly have an all dance station. This would be a major step in the right direction to bring the night life back to the old days when house music was played @ most clubs in Philadelphia.

-Do you have any upcoming appearances or projects that we should be looking out for?

We are working on a couple releases so when they are done will defiantly spread the word and hopefully people like and enjoy them.
For upcoming shows, just check out my face book page http://www.facebook/djyan or http://www.myspace.com/djyan . I keep them updated.

-Thank you for taking the time to share some information with us. Are there any parting words you have to offer?

Thank you for intervening me it has been fun. Good luck with Deep Space Life and I will see you all soon.

Come see DJ YAN @ Red Sky this Wednesday (7-29-09) for our weekly RED and WHITE party.

7-29-09 http://deepspacelife.com



March’s Meet The DJ is a very close friend of mine and originally came to us by way of the Dominican Republic. The first time I heard DJ Safarii was in 2006. I was at Tierra Columbiana celebrating a friend’s birthday party. The majority of the music was salsa, merengue and bachata but late in the evening I heard DJ Safarii drop some smoking house tracks that definitely surprised me! We danced under the lights as Safarii rocked the decks in a vicious electronic music set and left me wondering about this guy. Fast forward to 2010, Safarii has quickly become a notable name in the philly dance scene and is adding big gigs to his resume, biggest of which is the 2010 Ultra Music Festival. PhillyEDM hooked up with DJ Safarii in preparation for his gig this Friday @ Denim called FREQUENCY with DJ Yan:

PEDM– Hey Safarii! Great to have the opportunity to be with you again. Why don’t we start out with a short introduction for all of our readers (DJ Name, Musical Style).

SAF– SAFARii UREÑA :: Currently going by just SAFARii. It seems like my last name isn’t the easiest to pronounce. lol :: I would be scared to say what musical style I like. May be I should say depending on the weather is what I would listen to. At the club you might listen to a tech /minimal style with a tribal splash. I’m from the Dominican Republic.

PEDM– What draws you to dance music and drives you to be more creative each time you step up to the decks?

SAF– I’m Driven by two things. The energy of the crowd, and the way GREAT music can make you forget of everything, and welcome you into the DJ/Producer’s way of ART.

PEDM– What changes have you undergone, in the musical sense, since you began focusing on DJing electronic dance music?

SAF– Many changes! It’s been a Journey :: I can only say, unless you see this as a way of life it would be difficult to understand.

PEDM– I know you’re a busy man between your weekly residencies and guest spots, are you leaving any time open for Producing? Are we gunna hear any productions by DJ Safarii in the future?

SAF– Currently I’m getting comfy with all the production tools but hopefully in the near future.

PEDM– Right now, music in the dance world is blowing up! Of course we’re in the prime time for releases with the Winter Music Conference just 2 weeks away. What artists or labels are catching your attention these days?

SAF– Luciano, Loco dice, Audiofly, Mendo, and a few more guys that are creating unique sounds.

PEDM– Last year year at WMC we had a blast! What’s the first thing you’re gunna do when you touch down in Miami?

SAF– Tnxxxxxx god for the opportunity :)

PEDM– You just broke huge news about you DJing @ ULTRA. A huge honor and a monumental moment for your career. Tell us about this gig and how special it is for you?

SAF– This gig is only the beginning of something special. It’s very important, but I treat it like I treat all my other gigs. They all have much importance to me, and deserve quality!

PEDM– Thanks Safarii for taking time out to speak with philly-edm.com!

SAF– No! Thank you for the opportunity! peace.&.love :SAFARii

Source:  http://www.philly-edm.com