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Featured Artist – Matt Fax

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Stage Name: Matt Fax
Real Name: David Ciekanski
Location: Worldwide
Based: France
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This 17 something guy has swept the entire EDM floor with surprise. A true rising star of 2013. He is all over the freakin’ genres but his deep/progressive sounds are amazing and interesting enough to grab your attention. It is surprising to see the understanding of such fine tunes/beats at such an early age.

His work has been supported and appreciated by all the big names of EDM world including Above & Beyond, Solarstone, Jaytech, Stoneface & Terminal, Richard Durand, Ilan Bluestone, Fehrplay just to name a few.  He rose to fame after his appearance on Above & Beyond’s weekly radio show, Group Therapy, as the youngest guest mixer.  But one could only see his true taste in music, when he was on the mix duties for Anjunabeats’s Worldwide show.  His releases have been signed with labels such as Anjunabeats, Armada Music, Silk Music and Enhanced Music.

He essentially considers himself as a producer instead of Dj, which is a good thing considering that he has just started off however, we can see him getting more involved in Djing as it is equally important to touch base every now and then. It kind of helps you to understand the crowds interest and vibe and of course, best platform to test ones tunes. If his tweets are to be believed Matt is working on hell lot of projects, so it would be safe to assume that 2014 is going to be full of surprises for all the fans (we are definitely included) and music lovers.

We recommend that you all go through his soundcloud page, for us, it is the best place to get the taste of his likes in music.

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Featured Artist – Hot Since 82

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Stage Name: Hot Since 82
Real Name: Daley Padley
Location: Worldwide
Based: Leeds, UK.
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He is one of the finest and hottest house music producers around that we have come across in last few months.  He has been named “Breakthrough Djs Of The Year 2013” by DjMag.  A Leeds based dj/producer has not just risen from underground circuit but blown our mind off.

We are not going to dig in the distant past therefore, let’s talk about present.  He has just released his debut album called “Little Black Book” on Moda Black lable on 22nd October.  His music is fresh and reminds you of good old days of house and yet keeping it up to date.  It’s deep, dark and bit techno.  The complete album is full of pure bliss sounds.  Something that one must have in his/her collection.  His tour dates can be found on his facebook page.

In a recent interview given to DjMag, he said (about his music) that he is not trying to make deep house sounds, it’s always deep-ish and more importantly producing stuff that he really likes.

Here is the tracklist of the much talked about album of the year, Little Black Book:
1. Hot Since 82: Shadows (feat. Alex Mills)
2. Hot Since 82: Planes & Trains
3. Hot Since 82: Chords
4. Rudimental: Right Here (Hot Since 82 Remix)
5. Green Velvet: Bigger Than Prince (Hot Since 82 Remix)
6. Hot Since 82: Hot’s Groove
7. Shadow Child: So High (Hot Since 82 Remix)
8. Hot Since 82: Hurt You (Lee Curtiss Remix)
9. Hot Since 82: Insane I Know
10. Hot Since 82: Transitions
11. Hot Since 82: Things You Do To Me (feat. Thomas Gandey)
12. Hot Since 82: Cry Mumbai
13. Hot Since 82 vs. Joe T Vannelli: The End

We liked all the tracks but have couple of them on loops for sometime now, for example, Shadows (amazingly deep and dark), Rudimental’s Right Here (tripy one, nice club sound), Hurt You (it’s all about drum and bass) and finally, The End (it has bit gothic and contemporary feel to it with nice beats).

We hope to see him in India soon…