Dr. Rubinstein

Dr. Rubinstein

Marina Rubinstein loves to DJ, but even when she’s perched in the booth, weaving together a invigorating assortment of hypnotic acid, ’90s rave and pumping techno, her mind is on the dance floor. After all, it was on dance floor that this Russian-born, Israeli-reared artist fell in love with techno in the first place. Long before she started playing records and adopted the Dr. Rubinstein moniker, she was a self-declared “true raver” in Tel Aviv, and it was during those long nights of partying that she eventually came to see dancing as a kind of meditation. “When the music is right,” she explains, “you can free your mind and just dance without thinking of anything. For me, it’s the best feeling in life, something that brings absolute happiness.”

That “special feeling,” as she describes it, is something Rubinstein is constantly seeking, not just for herself, but also for those who come to see her play. While her ceaselessly cheery personality certainly goes a long way in this effort, it’s her adventurous spirit – not to mention her unabashed love of all things acid – that truly sets her apart as a DJ. Now based in Berlin, she’s become a regular at places like ://about blank and Berghain, but her talents have increasingly taken her around Europe and the globe to spin alongside a wide array of techno luminaries.

Fred V

Fred V

Hailing from the south-west of the UK, drum & bass producer Fred V has elevated his trademark euphoria and melodic movements to new heights. Now exclusively signed to Hospital Records as a solo artist, he aspires to push the boundaries of the D+B landscape into new realms with his unique songwriting, vocal skills and as a supremely talented multi-instrumentalist.

With his shimmering big room steppers to heart-melting arpeggio melodies, Fred V draws inspiration from the likes of future-bass, electronica powerhouse Flume and the neo-soul stylings of Tom Misch. His accomplished songwriting abilities allow him to tread the delicate boundaries of D+B and the boundless realms of electronica.

Having spent the last seven years touring the world and receiving huge support across dancefloors and airwaves from the likes of Annie Mac, Friction, MistaJam and Rene LaVice, the decision to step away from his decade long collaborative project Fred V & Grafix marks a new and exciting chapter in Fred V’s career. With new music already incoming in 2019, the world is at his feet and Fred V’s new adventure has only just begun.

Gorgon City

Gorgon City

Having established themselves as one of the most in-demand acts in the industry, Gorgon City have enjoyed stellar success over the past 5-years thanks to their unique blend of bass-driven house music and addictive vocals. The UK duo, consisting of Kye Gibbon and Matt Robson-Scott, have developed a huge international presence, garnering over 676 million combined streams to date, and playing to enormous crowds of dedicated fans around the world.

Following their debut single releases on Black Butter Records in 2012, things went into overdrive in 2014 with the release of their debut album ‘Sirens’ (70,000 UK copies sold) which also birthed their huge single ‘Ready For Your Love,’ ft. MNEK (64 million Spotify streams), peaking at #4 on the UK chart. The album marked a pivotal moment in the duo’s career and spawned 5 more UK hit singles through tracks like ‘Here For You’, ‘Unmissable’ and ‘Go All Night’ (feat Jennifer Hudson), which all achieved Top #20 positions in the UK Singles Chart.

The pair have continued to thrive in recent times with their recent Duke Dumont & NAATIONS collaboration ‘Real Life’, providing the soundtrack of summer 2017 from the UK to Ibiza and beyond. Recently delivering their brand-new ‘Escape’ album – featuring singles such as ‘One Last Song’ with Yungen & JP Cooper, ‘Go Deep’ with Kamille and Ghosted, and D Double E collaboration, ‘Hear That’. Performing at various iconic venues globally, the pair have sold out headline shows at the likes of Brixton Academy, Amnesia, Ushuaia, Sziget Festival, Splash House in Palm Springs, and CRSSD Festival.

In addition to full-length albums, Gorgon City has released their music in Crosstown Rebels, a label managed by Damian Lazarus, This year, we will hear their DJ set and it will certainly be one of the most electrifying appearances of Audioriver 2020.