Introducing: Swanky Tunes

Hailing from Russia, Swanky Tunes is an electronic collective made up of Dmitry Burykin, Stanislav Zaytsev and Vadim Bagdasaryan. Formed in 1998, Swanky Tunes started experimenting with different electronic styles to create their own sound. In the beginning they played techno sounds mixed with vintage synthesizers and after that the group created a distinctly big-beat influenced sound. Nowadays their music is a mix of techno tunes, electro-80’s and contemporary progressive house. In 2006 and 2007 Swanky Tunes were nominated as ‘Best Musical Group’ at the Russian Dance Music Awards.

Swanky Tunes’ tracks and remixes have been released on some of the biggest labels around the globe, including Axtone, Mixmash, Spinnin’ Records, Refune, Size Records and Cr2 Records. Their releases have been heavily supported by: Tiësto, David Guetta, Sander van Doorn, Swedish House Mafia, Laidback Luke and Dirty South.

Swanky Tunes recently collaborated with Tiësto on the track, “Make Some Noise ft. Ben McInerney of New Navy”. They’ve also just finished a release with Kaskade “No One Knows Who We Are” which will be out soon. Other exciting news is the launch of their brand new label, “SHOWLAND”, with the release of there first track “Blood Rush” 3rd of September 2012 on beatport preview here, also an upcoming track with Hard Rock Sofa, Matisse & Sadko.

It’s as clear as daylight you need to keep your eyes and ears open for this genius threesome from Russia.

Swanky Tunes will be represented by Anna Agency Worldwide exclusively (except Canada, North/South America and Russia).

Connect:
www.swankytunes.com
www.facebook.com/swankytuneslive
www.twitter.com/swankytunes

Introducing: Tol Gruber

Apostolis Loussis or better known in the techno world as Tol Gruber, was born in Athens on August 2nd, 1986.

At the young age of nine, he began his education in music with the guitar, but his passion slowly began to steer towards electronic music and the desire to compose such music. He immersed himself completely in the electronic music scene and each experience influenced his sound even more in his own productions.

Completely self taught, over the years, Tol’s eclectic catalogue increased with solid productions. Through many trials and tribulations, he finally discovered his true passion and niche in Techno music as deep, dark and experimental sounds became the “signature” of Tol Gruber’s musical compositions.

Over the years, some of Tol Gruber’s music has been played on radio stations like Cannibal radio. He has been interviewed by ART UBER ALLES and Freeze magazine and with increased experience and fine tuning in his Techno, he caught the attention of Brood Audio, which saw the potential in him and signed him as an artist.

Besides having released previously on Focus Records, Shout records, and Italo Business, he also manages his own label, Voodoo Records.

His passion continues to drive him and be the main force behind his music. With releases lined up on Brood Audio, Frakture Audio, Hybrid Confusion and keeping busy in the studio, you can be sure to expect a lot more from Tol Gruber.

Connect:
www.tolgruber.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tol-Gruber/171117696343670
https://twitter.com/tol_gruber
http://soundcloud.com/tolgruber
http://www.myspace.com/tolgruber
http://broodaudio.com/artists/tol-gruber/

Introducing: Tiesto & Hardwell ft. James Stefano – Zero 76

Singer and songwriter, James Stefano started at the age of 18 with several talent shows to over come his anxiety performance. He started practicing with his uncle who persuaded him to give it a try. Although he had a long way to go he liked it so much that he was determined to practice even harder to get his goals. One of the ways to succeed is that James Stefano watched so many video clips and music movies to step up his game. James Stefano taught him self how to dance and to perform from all those video clips.

One day a class member of James Stefano introduced him to Atif Hamdine and from that day the formed the duo A-tif & Suggest. Together they won every talent show they could enter. Their talent and performance didn’t stay unnoticed. Their first video clip was shot in Spain and was well received by Dutch radio & tv.

They also got to the semi finals of Dutch TV show hit “ Holland’s Got Talent” and because of that they toured through Holland and released more video clips. One evening James Stefano got this crazy idea to do a bootleg of Tiesto & Hardwell’s “Zero 76”. The vocal version of “Zero 76” gave him so much attention at that moment that he decided to give it a shot as a MC/Vocalist in the electronic dance scene. He received a lot of requests from deejays & producers from all over the world that wanted to work with him. This has also led to many booking requests to rock several clubs as a MC in Europe.

What makes James Stefano unique is that he is a real all-round entertainer. He sure knows how to handle the crowd not only by mc-ing. But also performing as singer, by giving his own twists to hit songs.

At this moment he is working with a new producers team on new material and a great live show is coming to a club near you. Together with A&G Agency, his new management team he is determined to succeed in his goals and dreams to be a world-class artist, traveling all around the world.

Connect:
http://www.james-stefano.com/
http://twitter.com/James_Stefano
http://soundcloud.com/James-Stefano-Mc
http://www.facebook.com/Suggthemc
http://www.youtube.com/user/slrtrommelen
http://www.agagency.nl/

Introducing: DJ Lea Dobricic

Over the years, DJ Lea Dobricic has been using her distinct, timeless sense of music, and eye for the crowd to move hundreds of partygoers across countless dance floors. Born in Belgrade-Serbia, she was influenced by the local  underground Electronic -music scene. At age of 10, she began to actively pursue her love of music by taking up vocal training and joining the local choir. She always knew that she is destined to share her love and talent with music lovers around the world.

In 2005 DJ Lea decided to move to Florence, Italy to join the academy of Fine Arts. Her journey into the electronic music scene started at small clubs around Florence. It was not too long after, that she became one of the hidden treasures of the old city. Working as a full time DJ and producer, she has been rocking the house with heart and mind at many of the local clubs such as Tenax, KamKama, Frau Marlene, as well as many other clubs in Italy, Switzerland, Croatia, Serbia, which have all been pleased by her live-performance.  She spins a contagious mix of deep house, tech house, minimal and techno. Always with precise technique and extreme elegance, bringing freshness and energy.

Charismatic, easy-going, talented and beautiful …she had a meteoric appearance in electronic music scene, rapidly gaining a prestigious position in an environment entwined with men. 2006 she was invited to become the resident DJ at “Moyo”, one of the major, well known establishments in the city.

Starting with a very modest setup, she was able to progressively improve on her skills in a relatively short amount of time. With countless hours of practice and many sleepless nights, she was able to drive her performance to whole new level. Her basic interface is two turntables and a mixer.Though today she plays using Traktor Scratch, she kept the “Jokey” in DJ: she never stopped beat matching. But she did add a MIDI controller for loops and effects.Driven by her inspiration, she wanted to do more than just play great music; she wanted to make it too.

Soon her talent was noticed by Ahmet Sendil’s label “Bosphorus Underground recordings” and she started to regularly publish for them and many other labels like ItaloBusiness, Butane,Killing Machine,No-Logic etc. Today, she spends most of her time multitasking between Ableton Live, Logic Pro and various synths, wave editors and sample libraries. In addition, she is now eagerly learning math and physics (Things that she always disliked in school) in order to help her synthesize the right sound that will make that perfect fit.

In May 2010, she was awarded the winning prize of the “Stefano Noferini Remix” Contest.Her submission was one among hundreds reviewed, a clear statement about her talent driven by her passion for the music. Remix is released on “Deeperfect” records.

Connect:
https://twitter.com/#!/LeaDobricic
http://www.facebook.com/LeaDj
http://soundcloud.com/leadobricic
http://www.youtube.com/fairylea6
http://www.lovablefairytale.com/
Booking@lovablefairytale.com


Introducing: Dani Deahl

Few in electronic music do as much as Chicago’s Dani Deahl. Counting credits as a DJ, producer, journalist and blogger, Dani’s reach within electro is all encompassing. She’s produced a Billboard charted track, interviewed heavyweights like David Guetta and Tiga for national publications, played Lollapalooza three times and currently runs a successful blog.

Born and raised in the city that invented house music, Dani was drawn to the genre at an early age, becoming a DJ and landing her first residencies while still in high school. Since then, she’s expanded into production and quickly made her mark. She’s worked with vocal artists from Sue Cho to Oh Snap! and Whiskey Pete, who lent vocals to the Billboard featured “Poppin Bottles”, her songs have been praised by artists like Diplo, Smalltown DJs and Donald Glaude and signed to prestigious labels Red Stick (a Strictly Rhythm label), Royal One, Dirty Fabric, Atomic Zoo and more.

Dani hasn’t just made her mark with music, but is an established writer as well. Beginning as a contributor for URB Magazine, she was later hired as the House Section Editor and branched out to write for other publications. Since then, she’s also written for Chinashop (Red Bull’s magazine), TimeOut, Mateo, BPM and more, interviewing the top artists in the world, reviewing albums and singles and writing feature articles. Dani also began her own blog, dsquared, in 2009. Featuring artist-approved, high quality downloads for free, she applied her journalism background to the site, offering detailed reviews for the audio posted. The format and music selection quickly garnered a worldwide fan base and the site now boasts between 60,000-80,000 monthly visitors with five staff writers.

Connect:
http://www.danideahl.com/
https://twitter.com/#!/danideahl
https://www.facebook.com/DJDaniDeahl
http://www.youtube.com/DaniDeahl
http://soundcloud.com/dani-1

Introducing: DJ / MC Vika Kova

Everyone knows DJ Vika Kova who has been rocking the dance floors for some time now, but not everybody knows that she started out in 2001 as an MC/vocalist. Over the years she shared the stage with every “big boy in the business” such as Tiesto, Paul van Dyk, Armin van Buuren, Carl Cox, Bob Sinclar, Shapeshifters, Freemasons, Fedde Le Grand, Chuckie, Afrojack, Laidback Luke and many more.

Nowadays DJ Vika Kova is bringing you the best of both worlds when she gets behind the decks, with a mic just within her reach so she can empower her set with live vocals anytime she feels like it.

Using her perfect sense of timing that she developed over the years of live MC-ing, she keeps her sets fresh and fun, stunning the crowd with her vocal skills when they least expect it.

Born in Russia, she grew up in Germany and went back to Russia just to settle down in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) a couple of years later. No matter where she went though, music always remained a constant factor in Vika Kova’s life. Always supported by her parents, she graduated cum laude from the Music and Ballet Academy, followed by the prestigious Music Conservatory of Moscow.

As MC, Vika expended many boundaries of this profession and was the voice of the main ID&T events, such as MysteryLand, Sensation White and Innercity. Also Carl Cox choose Vika Kova to be the voice of his Revolution radio shows and tours.

Today she’s playing the hottest parties at some of Holland’s finest clubs such as Paradiso, Panama, Escape and VIP Room. DJ Vika Kova spreads her message of love and peace and has great fun doing it! She is regularly touring in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and in Asia and is now a part of the innovative club concept called Supper & Sound @Het Bosch (Amsterdam, NL). From 6th of March Vika’s new club concept “Sunday Slide” will be to visit @VIP Room in Rotterdam (NL) every first Sunday of the month.

As the voice of a producers duo 2Dirty, in 2009 she reached Nr.1 on Dancetunes.com with “Climax in my Head”. Their next track “In the Army” has been released in 2010 on Mostiko Records. Vika’s next creation, collaboration with producer/DJ Kasper Kwant, is called “Night Together” and was released in May, 2010 on Omerta Records.

For now Vika Kova is the voice of Carl Cox Revolution tour and radio shows again. For the 4th year in the row you can hear Vika every Tuesday.

Connect:
http://www.vikakova.com/
https://twitter.com/#!/vikakova
http://www.facebook.com/vika.kova
http://soundcloud.com/vika-kova
http://premium.vikakova.podomatic.com/
http://www.myspace.com/vikakova
http://vikakova.hyves.nl/

Introducing: Barry Fore

Ready to book this one ? Barry Fore has no average DJ profile. His love for the nightlife started in the early 90s when house music slowly entered numerous clubs worldwide. Besides going out he began to mix and produce tapes for his friends while working in clubs for the love of music, to keep himself in the epic centre of electronic sounds each weekend and to save some money.

Being busy managing clubs and events for 12 years now his passion for perfection soon led to the turntables during closing hours and special parties which ultimately turned out to sets in numerous clubs and festivals like Tomorrowland 2004 – 2012 , Sensation White , Voodoo Dubai , Cityparade and Ibiza .

Describing his style is quite tricky as he only aims for the crowd to move and enjoy themselves on the dance floor without getting cheesy on the decks. His sets are like a step into the unknown depths : you never know what your gonna get. Naturally his record collection contains soulful house, groove, electro, techno and minimal sounds, blended with a fling of classy acapellas.

Check out his latest project www.dance-tunes.com one of the largest music portals in Benelux.

For bookings contact www.ineagency.com

More info:

https://www.facebook.com/djbarryfore
https://twitter.com/#!/Barryfore
http://www.youtube.com/user/barryfore
http://soundcloud.com/barry-fore