Solomun

Solomun

For Solomun, music isn’t just a tool to make people dance. Music is as diverse as life itself: many different shades, moments, and memories to be made. Music triggers emotions and vice versa, and this sort of interrelation – with Solomun representing the music and the audience emotions – is what casts the spell around his performances.

His “Solomun +1” residency at Pacha Ibiza started in quite a laid-back fashion – with him doing his own thing, moving the DJ booth into the centre of the club to be close to the people on the dancefloor instead of the usual high podium, and introducing a fairly unheard-of concept on the Island: a night together with only one friend. Since its commencement in 2013, “Solomun +1” has long become an Ibiza household name, with its “Solomun +LIVE” offshoot on the Island and +1 editions all over the world, be it Berlin, New York or Tulum.

The same energy was what kicked off his music label Diynamic in 2006: A band of brothers with similar ideas, taste in music, and the volition to support each other. And, looking back, Diynamic turned out to be the stepping stone for many artists’ careers.

All of this started somewhere small, but by being himself, an honest entertainer in the truest sense of the word, not a stage persona, Solomun came to be so incredibly sought after.

He proved that the music is more important than the place it’s played at, because his sets, remixes and productions are bringing people together. And always, he is sending the same message: “Nobody is not loved.”

Something Something

Something Something

Steffi aka Something Something is a relative newcomer to the DnB scene, having started DJing and producing only at the start of 2019. But this came after many years of raving, making her a familiar face everywhere from Fabric to Let It Roll. She feels all the years on the dance floor has given her a good grounding in knowing instinctively what works to get people moving. After seeing one of Andy Cs legendary sets at his XOYO residency, she finally had the epiphany and decided to start doing herself. The tune production started not long after and since then shes thrown herself completely into the music, racking up DJ gigs around the world and honing her studio skills.

Steffis big breakthrough as a DJ came when she won the DJ competition in Croatia at Hospitality on the Beach, beating almost 40 other DJ’s and winning her a very well received set on one of the big stages at the festival. She went on to pick up a Best Newcomer nomination at the D&B Arena Awards 2020. Now with her first solo release out on Elevate and a number of collabs garnering attention, Something Something is definitely a little something something to look out for.

Terr

Terr

Terr is the exciting musical project of Daniela Caldellas, the Berlin-based DJ/producer and label owner, who grew up in Brazil’s Belo Horizonte.

Her music experiences come from a long time – after spending her earlier years playing guitar in several punk bands, she decided to learn the basics of computer music to be able to express more complex ideas – “Electronic music allowed me to bring to life the sounds that I had in my mind,” she says. She became a studio addict, investing in analog synths and effects to work on her sonic experiments.

Terr was born in 2016 as her first solo project. Its name stems from the 1970’s film “Fantastic Planet”: Terr is the name of the main human character. The debut release, a three-track EP titled Burn the Past, landed on Scuba’s Hotflush Recordings, followed in early 2017 with Misantropicalia — which extended Terr’s musical horizons. 2018 saw the release of two solid EP’s on both Permanent Vacation and Correspondant, respectively.

In 2019 Terr began her fruitful partnership with Phantasy Records – “I have always been a fan of the label and of Erol Alkan. I really like the way the label is focused more on the artistic and experimental side of electronic music. That’s the kind of label and philosophy that attracts me and makes me want to work on something.” Two EPs were released that year: the acclaimed Tale of Devotion and Energy Sync – which was the soundtrack for Moschino’s Fall Winter 2020 Fashion Show. Now Terr makes a triumphant return to Phantasy with a deeply dreamy new single, Wings of Time, complimented by a momentous remix from Tornado Wallace.

Caldellas has set up her own label Clash Lion, alongside Shall Ocin and Daniel Watts. The label broke through instantly with the first release seeing Maetrik’s resurgence in a number of years. Since then the label has seen numerous artists pass through the gates including ANNA, Man Power and many more. In 2018 Caldellas released Dust on Clash Lion with remixes from Curses, Cardopusher and fellow label founder Daniel Watts. Throughout her career, Terr also did a bunch of killer remixes for artists like Tiga on Turbo Records, Rüfüs do Sol on Warner Music, and Ora the Molecule on Mute Records, among others.

At the moment Terr’s working on new EPs and an album for 2022 – “I am working on different things at the moment, I think I would be too bored if I had to work on the same style over and over,” she smiles. “I am doing some stuff that’s more “epic” and dance-floor-oriented as well as some romantic breakbeat and reshaped electro. I am really excited with the new stuff.” As for her inspiration, she has a huge myriad of influences: from Grunge to Electroclash through classic Disco, Philip Glass, The Knife, Leonard Cohen, acid house, techno, Brazilian popular music, movies and books – “I believe that ideas are waves of energy flowing through the cosmos and artists are like antennas. I try to keep myself and my senses wide open to welcome them”.