Opuswerk is an ongoing exploration in electronic dance music. Those sonic adventures led to gigs in renowned festivals such as the Transmediale Festival, the STFU and more recently the now world famous Kazantip; to releases on various labels, such as Plak records (which is now co-run by Chaton, Opuswerk, Se-Te-Ve and Fred) and Absolutive, as well as remixes on IRM, Fantastic Friends and Mescene; and to a residency at the now defunct MIlk Klub. Recently fascinated by the groove of the (old and new) Detroit house and techno movement as well as the more contemporary dutch counterparts, the sets resulting of its experimentation is a blend of synth driven house music as well as sample driven techno.
Steve RIOU is Se-Te-Ve. He plays vinyls alongside with guys like Shed, Redshape, 19.454[...] and too much more. After his first release on Plak was well received by the community, he's now co-running Chaton's imprint with Opuswerk, Fred and Chaton himself. His sets are defined by a techno between dub and raw stuffs for a wax affair (and only).
Agnès is known for his usual deep, dubbed-out minimal techno productions and explore as well more house-influenced rhythms and textures. Agnès runs the Geneva-based label Sthlmaudio Recordings. Launched in 2003, Sthlmaudio has released tracks by Agnès, Puma, Octex, Apoll, Cabanne, Croatian producers Luka & Lazo and lately the Swiss duo Azuni. Agnès also had a well received EP on Cabanne's Minibar label (Treat Me Bad) and upcomming releases in late 2006 on Plak Records, Einmaleins Musik and Perspectiv Records. He has recently started to collaborate with the ZÃ¼rich based label Drumpoet Community under the moniker of Cavalier. He also released to date 2 EP under his Ray Valioso name for Real Soon Records in the UK.
Dachshund is a short-legged, elongated dog breed of the hound family. Except his passion to hunt rabbits and eating croquettes, he loves to make people dance. This dog has a wide variety of colours and patterns, from dub to techno to house, he doesn't really care to be classified. Known for his propensity to perform "live set" he also plays records and can chase a tennis ball with great determination and ferocity. Even if it is estimated that there are 400 million dogs in the world, you can easily recognize him by his special sound and bark.
DJ/producer Philippe Quenum is a long-time player with a resume that could kill a rainforest! You would need a lifetime to track down his extensive discography, from his own recording labels to other highly recognized imprints. He founded Access 58 in London with Paulo Nascimento, Cadenza with Luciano and Num records in Geneva. Together with Luciano he composed the first release on Cadenza, â€œOrange Mistakeâ€ - one of the most successful techno tracks of the last ten years. In all, Quenum has released over 60 records, including on Contexterrior, Cadenza, Orac, Soma, Trapez, Alphahouse and Toys for Boys. His tracks appear on close to 20 compilations on recording labels such as Fabric (Carl Craig), NovaMute and Cocoon. His most recent project is Clapper, a new label founded with his friend and frequent studio partner Dachshund.
Ripperton was born in the 70's, one of the most exciting times in music, which would explain his passion for soul music, his 12 inch vinyl collection which knows no bounds and his nickname, (think of one of the best female soul singers of that time). Aka Ripperton, he's enjoyed working in the studio with fellow Swiss producers, such as Sthlm Audio and Plak Records. He's also released tracks on Dessous, Systematic, Rekids, Liebe Detail, Connaisseur and many more top labels, and delivered remixes for Laurent Garnier, Ellen Allien, Jimpster, Beanfield, Steve Lawler and the exceptional Radiohead. Very popular with artists such as Steve Bug, Carl Craig, Osunlade, Josh Wink, James Holden, Apparat, Joris Voorn in their compilations over the last few years. In 2011 he's teamed up with Deetron on a new collaboration called Roots "Panorma" released now on MusicMan and Versatile. Touring around the world the last decade, Ripperton spins the melodic and lush end of House, Minimal & Techno. Definitively one of the most creative Swiss DJs of today, Ripperton is a perfect electronic music chameleon.
"Five years ago, not many people would have heard the name John Daly. Hailing from sleepy Ireland, Daly debuted in 2006 on his own Feel Music. Since then, he's had what could genuinely be called a meteoric career, although perhaps career's not the right word, as we found out. In '07, his smart brand of deep house was picked up by Francois K for his Wave Music imprint, while in '09 Daly signed records with both Mule Music and Drumpoet Community. The latter is set to release what the Irishman calls his first "proper" album, Sunburst, at the end of this month. It's easy to understand this rapid rise. As a producer, Daly deftly avoids musical clichÃ©s. He's a man who hasn't just done his homework & he's teaching the class. His genuine passion for early house and disco has enabled him to advance their contemporary forms, rather than just repeat history." LWE
Berlin-based, Swiss-born Quarion has produced and played with a wide variety of musicians since the late nineties. First, crafting skilful beats and samples for hip hop MC's, then shaping versatile tech house grooves as Enterplay with Geneva's Rosario and Japan's Force Of Nature producer DJ Kent, or with jazz keyboardist Leo Tardin. As Ianeq, he also put out a stellar 12'' with Snax on Get Physical and if you asked a 90's clubber, he would be remembered as the fine drum & bass DJ he used to be. Nowadays Quarion's remixes breathe fresh air into already influential house and techno cuts, as evidenced on the best-selling Kompakt, DJ-Kicks and CD series. Tracks by Dirt Crew, Agnes, Chaton, Oliver Deutschmann, John Daly and others have been reworked and shot into orbit while his take on Jamie Lloyd's "May I?" and Jagged's "Hello Kool Nice" were paraded by world-class DJs.