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Andrew Martin (Area352 / Studio Lux FM) & Friends

Andrew Martin

Andrew Martin (Area352 / Studio Lux FM) & Friends   Amsterdam Dance Event Special !!!

Andrew Martin's music is synonymous with all that is exciting about electronic music today. Having launched his own record label Area 352 Recordings in 2007 and hitting number 1 on the iTunes dance chart with his album Soul Garden, Andrew has confirmed his position as a recognized DJ & Producer.
After over a decade's dedication to dance music the hard work is starting to pay off with gigs extending across the globe from Colombia to Ibiza, to the Ministry of Sound in London and regularly appearing in clubs in his native Luxembourg.
The future is looking bright for this talented DJ and music producer.
Self-taught and instinctively creative, the Soul Garden album offered a refreshing sound, which has appealed to electronic music fans worldwide with many different influences and styles, while retaining integrity as an artist.
Following the success of his first album, Andrew released his second album "Flight" which also reached Number One on iTunes in its first week and held the Number One spot for 3 days. DJ Bookings are now being taken for 2015/6.


DAMION PELL

Spanning a career over 2 decades, Damion Pell has quietly worked within the global music industry, never too far from being a promoter, journalist, DJ, producer; to the Editor of various magazines.
His beginnings started in the late 80’s in hip hop but grew tired of the negativity it brought with it. In late 1991, he had a chance encounter with an electronic producer and DJ who introduced him to emerging underground dance music scene in Australia. After immersing himself in the rave culture, he took quickly to the music and found himself regularly on the line ups of various warehouse parties and clubs.
With various residencies in the early 90’s, it once again was a chance encounter and interview with a journalist at an illegal warehouse party he was promoting who reached out and invited him to contribute to Squish Magazine, a local stress press covering the raves and clubbing in his home town. It wasn’t too long before he took over the post as Editor and regularly found himself involved behind the scene, willing to covering stories that other magazines considered taboo or not commercial enough. It was to set up the stage almost 15 years later in the United Kingdom with one the worlds most respected industry voices - Decoded Magazine.
A shift in music styles is part of developing as an artist and Damion found his shift from his early days of playing Hardcore in the early 90’s to the foundations of Trance and NRG. This was to take him over the next 8 years across almost every major club in Australia, including interstate guest residencies at the world famous Bass Station, Hard Kandy, Bubble, Heaven II and more.
In 1999, after writing for numerous publications including Ministry Magazine (MoS) Onion, Rip It Up, and Zebra, he challenged himself to create his own monthly street magazine – EQ. It was a challenging (yet rewarding) experience even when mired in running costs, delayed deadlines and growing pressure from a new competitor, he merged his magazine a year later and exited from writing to focus back on his DJ career.
Fast forward, it is 2005 and after extensive touring, managing award winning clubs and promoted over 90 (including outdoor festivals) events across Australia, he made the leap to the United Kingdom and turned his back to a scene he loved, but knew he needed a new challenge.
London, and Damion didn’t take long to reach out to his network and quickly begun guest gigs across the UK which landed him as the booking agent for Anam, a bespoke club in Angel Islington and begun a yearlong residency with a new found love of deep tech and progressive house.
After a year and a half of the UK and an opportunity to open a 7000 capacity venue in Sydney, Australia, he packed his bags for home. Fresh off the plane, before too long, he found himself back behind the decks, headlining various events and clubs, leading to numerous residencies and club management roles.
2008 and Damion teamed up with 2 other promoters to create the global brand – Musicology. The mixture was perfect, soulful to jackin house finished with techno. A recipe that worked for 5 years with events in Milan, London, Ibiza, Sydney, Barcelona and more, but by 2012 with differences in the group, it was left and an opportunity to co-own London based label and promoter – Bootleg Social Records was too great.
From the start of 2011,Damion returned to London and it wasn’t too long before he was regularly finding himself each month playing in various rooms at Ministry of Sound to across the capital, such as Brixton O2 Arena, Alexander Palace, Gigalum, Lightbox, Corsica Studios Hidden, Fire and more supporting events from Mixmag to Lock and Loaded. By 2013, Damion playing across the UK and Europe weekly to the main stage of Snowbombing (Austria) to La Terrazzza (Barcelona)
After releasing a mix album with his label in 2012, by late 2013, he grew increasingly frustrated at the quality of journalism in the wider music industry and banded together with partners to create Decoded Magazine.
As the Editor, he took to his role and left the label to continue with his former partner. Not an easy decision, but a needed direction to focus on what now has become one of the most influential and industry respected magazines globally. Taking back to his days of promoting, he quickly established events in Amsterdam, Mauritius, London, Miami, Toronto, Manchester, Montenegro’s and Ibiza with Hernan Cattaneo, Guy J, Nick Warren, Dave Angel, Josh Wink, Dave Seaman, Eelke Klein, Darin Epsilon, Jaydee and many more including an official Amsterdam Dance Event closing party.
By 2015, he had also expanded Decoded Magazine into North America with its own editorial staff and offices, whilst managing to partner with Romanian progressive house producer Alex Preda to form Pell & Preda, releasing numerous originals and remixes with Stripped Digital and Krafted Records, gaining massive support from Sasha to Maceo Plex.
With an 12 month break from DJing, a move to Amsterdam and a focus on his magazine, it wasn’t too long before the industry has drew him back after his success with his Kollective mix series and numerous guest radio shows, it is not uncommon for Damion to delve deep into all forms of underground electronic music from progressive house, techno, minimal and house finding himself back once again where it all began; on stage.


HABS 2Ci

Habs Akram has worked within the audio-visual (AV) industry for over 25 years in a variety of roles at leading AV companies in the UK. In 2002 Habs set-up 2ci Events ltd to showcase his VJ talents whilst building a business doing the job he loves. Fast forward to today and Habs is rightly regarded as one of the leading VJ’s in the industry, working with the world's best known DJ's at leading dance events globally.
Since Habs started 2ci Events he has performed at some of the world's leading events including the Glastonbury Festival (Main Stage & Dance Tent), V Festival and the Isle of Wight Festival. He's also performed at world renowned locations including Wembley Stadium, Wembley Arena, Ministry of Sound, Tomorrowlands, EDC, WMC Miami, Ultra Festivals, Global Gathering festivals, Creamfields, Tomorrowlands ,Ultra Miami and Ultra Worlwide and Resident vj @ Space Club Ibiza with Carl Cox
Habs has worked over the years with DJ's including Carl Cox, Eric Prydz, Ferry Corsten, Norman Jay, Fatboy Slim, Tiesto, and Armand Van Buuren to name a few. Hab's has also toured with numerous bands including Nine Inch Nails, Leftfeild,Hybrid and Franz Ferdinand.
Hab's passion for VJ'ing is infectious and his mission at this stage of his career is to showcase VJ'ing as a career as well as a relaxing and fun pastime. When the dance music scene exploded in the UK in the late 1980's people rushed to buy turntables to practice at home, to hold their own parties and build their own following. Hab's believes now is the time for the same to happen in VJ'ing with the only issue being the lack of VJ software available to both the professional and amateur alike.
With Hab's passion and vision for VJ'ing, and the support of some of the world's leading DJ's and dance events Hab's believes he can deliver a first class VJ software application that fills a niche and will likely achieve a market leading position in a short time period.

 

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