Since their debut in 2006, FM Radio Gods have excelled in their live blends of futuristic electro-house and progressive techno. They are the founders of Attitude Recordings, which serves as home for the majority of their releases.
Dubbed The Baron Of Techno by late BBC Radio DJ John Peel, UK producer Dave Clarke has been a pioneering force in global electronic music since the mid-90s. He has remixed Kevin Saunderson’s Inner City, The Chemical Brothers, New Order, Depeche Mode, Moby, Leftfield and Underworld, to name but a few.
Bridging UK-style bass music with house and techno, Montreal’s Hissy Fit has picked up rave reviews from XLR8R, Exclaim! and CBC Electronic over the past few years, for releases on labels such as Hybridity, Swing & Skip and others.
Before developing his playful, warm, tech-house sound, Swede Axel Boman studied fine arts at Göteborg – where a purple fountain installation project would eventually inspire his debaucherous 2010 breakthrough tech-house track, “Purple Drank”. Learning the ropes of irresistibly quirky 4/4 structures at Stockholm’s Fryhuset DJ school, Boman slowly mastered the subtleties of samplers and drum machines, before incorporating other instruments into his production arsenal – Roland synths, effects pedals and VST-type programs. One third of Stockholm’s famed Studio Barnhus label and DJ crew (with Kornél Kovács and Petter Nordkvist), Boman also pursues a slew of peripheral projects, including his DFA-signed disco-pop duo Man Tear (with Nordkvist) and the experimental art project The Radioactive Orchestra, aimed at creating music using radioactive isotopes. Since securing a solid electronic standing with the Holy Love EP (2010) on Pampa Records, the Red Bull Music Academy alumni has built a mischievous and flawlessly executed body of tech-house work, which he reveals as part of a live MUTEK set.
Classically trained David Koch (aka DeWalta) has applied his immersive musical upbringing (French horn, saxophone, piano) to the European house and techno circuit with great success over the past five years. After taking a keen interest in symphonic orchestras and improvisational jazz ensembles at an elite German conservatory, Koch was then turned on to machines, adopting the DeWalta alias to commit body, mind, soul and skill set to jazz-tinged, generously funky house. Together with Fabian Geimer and Jens Krömer, he launched the Meander imprint, through which he released his first EPs. Passionate about the language of instruments and analog/digital hardware, DeWalta intends to reach ears the world over with anything he can get his hands on: Moog synthesizers, vintage electric pianos, drum machines and production software. His eclectic gear groundwork shapes a potent, playful hybrid of jazz, house and hip hop. He has also contributed his instrumental prowess to the works of established Canadian luminaries Deadbeat and The Mole – both longstanding MUTEK alumni.
After garnering broad underground attention with his myriad EPs on labels such as Dekmantel and Rush Hour Recordings, word of San Proper’s singular disco-house, laced with semi-earnest, semi-loony vocal extras, quickly spread with the release of his debut album, Animal (2012). In the studio, the Dutchman’s organic foundation embraces live percussion and computer-generated rhythms, onto which he then sprinkles sampled, synthesized sounds. His revealing lyrics allude to the ups and downs of life, akin to a singer-songwriter’s confessional diary – minus the self-serious tone. His practice draws upon electronic music and an indie-rock spirit, which translates into energetic live performances that display the full breadth of his exuberant persona. Swimming in a sea of synths, guitars and bass, San Proper doesn’t discriminate between analog and digital, instigating an inspired communion of rhythmic euphoria and eclectic experimentation. He returns to MUTEK after a thrilling 2010 Piknic set.
Former international aid worker teams up with Icelandic security specialist and former top model to create an international DJ supergroup. Certainly not what you'd expect from a group called Thugfucker, but then Greg Oreck and Holmar Filipsson often defy expectations.
DJ Tennis (aka Manfredi Romano) has founded several important Italian underground musical events, among them Elita Festival (Milan) and Dissonanze Festival (Rome). In 2010, he started a new techno and pop label called Life and Death with Thugfucker’s Greg Oreck.
Buck Smith has been part of Montreal’s deep house scene for several years. Her evolving and hypnotic mixes have touched down in all corners of the city, delivering a profound sonic universe that’s infectiously danceable.
Moving from sexy deep house with bumpy bass lines to tribal infused tech house and twisted dark minimal techno, DJ Okin has DJ’ed at Terraces Bonsecours, Circus Afterhours, Salon Daomé, Parking Night Club, Saphir Club, Eclipse Festival and many more.