Rome Session, mixed by Aki Bergen
The Rome based Italian DJ and producer Aki Bergen, who started his career under the alias Neuroxyde had his debut on Plastic City in early 2010 with his MP3 release “Daftastic World” that was chosen by Terry Lee Brown Junior for his latest “Terry’s Café” compilation episode and was followed by another great MP3 EP named “Something Like This”. Generally Aki Bergen’s deep and tech house releases, who released his first production in 1997 are extremely successful. Wether in the sales charts of Europe, in the Deep House Beatport Chart or the Beatport General Chart – you will find the name Aki Bergen always at the top. So Plastic City asked Aki Bergen to continue its “Session” compilation series with the “Rome Session” after the “Paris Session” mixed by DJ Yellow and the “Zurich Session” mixed by DJ Miguel. The entire mix convinces with its playfulness. Aki Bergen is a master in combining exhilerating and light melodies combined with sexy grooves and unconcerned light atmospheres. Aki, who collaborated with artists like 2000 And One, Milton Jackson or Pezzner so far creates a warm emulsion consisting of the best ingredients only. It enfolds its effect immediately and causes boundless possibilities to move the body. Aki, who is furthermore the founder of the Neurotraxx imprint and whose biggest hit was the track “Jazzy Stuff” proves taste by choosing tracks of Lukas Greenberg, Babak Shayan, The Timewriter, Instant Pleasure, Brother’s Vibe, Terry Grant, Milton Jackson, Wollion, Doomwork and others. He created a mix that is perfect to prepare an unbelievable night. Available Formats: CD, mp3.Paris Session, mixed by DJ Yellow
The next electronic City Guide takes us into the magic spirit from Paris. Each compilation from the new “City Session” series shows us a place which is known for its vibrant nightlife. In the case of the second episode, Plastic City has decided to take a look at the French capital Paris, compiled by the French DJ Yellow. Because of his brilliant album “Ending Of Time”, which was released in autumn 2009, and because of he is one of the leading DJs and producers in France for years, he is the perfect choice. DJ Yellow purchased his first slabs of vinyl at the tender age of 13, in the year of 1979. With a pair of turntables that he acquired from his older brother, the sounds of James Brown, Barry White and more obscure contemporaries inspired him to pursue his dream to become a DJ, his chance to rise from a life in poverty in the Parisian ghetto. When he met Bob Sinclar in the early 90’s during a night out, things took a turn. As young Alain was not satisfied with local fame alone, they jointly set out to explore new means to bring the music he loved so much to a larger audience. With this philosophy in mind, they started their label Yellow Productions in 1993, to critical acclaim. An underground label at first, it was perhaps Yellow’s search for personality and his ear for quality that opened the door to a colourful palette of signings, that included artists as diverse as Dimitri From Paris, Kid Loco, Bang Bang, Joe Claussell, Salome de Bahia and of course Bob Sinclar himself, all of which have helped to shape the French sound, as it is today. The very balanced and bright deep and melodic “Paris Session” mix includes tracks from The Timewriter, DJ Yellow Presents Mindz Kontrol Ultra, Alain Ho & Daniel Kyo, Roberto Rodriguez and many more. The mix changes between funky, groovy, atmospheric, and very flowery tracks and creates an oppressive sound. Available Formats: CD, mp3.

Zurich Session, mixed by DJ Miguel (Smalltown Collective)
Plastic City takes off with a new compilation series to allow you an overview of european deep and tech house culture. Every compilation will take a country and a city that is well known for its pulsating nightlife. In case of the first episode Plastic City decided to take a look into the scene of Switzerland and asked DJ Miguel to create the compilation. He is one of Switzerland’s leading Djs and producers and founder of the labels east2zurich and “Out of Ordinary”, part of the Smalltown Collective and owner of the Mig Projects agency and the “smoove group GmbH”. Furthermore he signed up at Circle Music and for new projects on Plastic City. With Get Physical’s Lopazz he produced tracks for Bacteria Records Switzerland and Eyerer’s & Romboy’s Session Deluxe at the beginning of the year. The very balanced and bright mix includes deep and melodic tracks from The Timewriter, Rene Breithbarth, Nacho Marco, Gorge, Franksen & Tom Wax, Nicole Moudaber, Andry Nalin, Smalltown Collective, Greg Parker, Nick Curly and DJ Yellow presentz Mindz Kontrol Ultra. Between funky, groovy, atmospheric and very flowery tracks Miguel creates a pushing and kind of dark dancefloor atmosphere that characterizes the sound of DJ Miguel and the catalogue of Plastic City. So keep your eyes open for the Plastic City Night at Supermarket in Zurich with Terry Lee Brown Junior at the beginning of september 2009 and the second Plastic City Night with Gorge at Zurich’s Mascotte in november. Available Formats: CD, mp3.

MidiDropMusic – The Answer (Plastic City. Play)

Since their partnership began in late 2008, MidiDropMusic, AKA MrCenzo and Matt Masters, have had great success with EP’s on Ready Mix, Guess, Glideslope, Loudeast, 54 Music, Acryl and Sophisticate. The success of these EPs is shown not only by reaching number 3 on the Beatport Deep House with “From The Lab”, but also reaching number 1 on the Juno Deep House Charts. Both MrCenzo and Matt Masters are successful DJ’s who were introduced through a mutual friend. Matt is part of the Freerange Records team and has already remixed the likes of Dirty Vegas, Jimpster, Tony Lionni, Brett Johnson, Harold Heath, Corregated Tunnel, Timo Garcia, Pezzner, Steve Mill and Nacho Marco as well as releasing tracks on labels like Groove Armada’s Pack Up And Dance label, Urbantorque, Nightbird and Metroline to name but a few. MrCenzo is currently working on his solo productions for various other labels including Guess, Glideslope, Deepology, Dutchie, Blacksoul, Plastic City & TroubleKids and has also remixed for labels such as Night Bird, Deepology, Dutchie, Etoka, Behaviours, Night Drive, F-House Music and Electric Sheep. Their focus on the deeper side of the house spectrum has influenced tracks planned for forthcoming Eps in addition to the numerous remixes they have recently released on labels like Raw Cutz, Glideslope, Dutchie, TroubleKids, 303 Lovers, Brown Eyed Boyz, Jay J’s Shifted Music, Tricircle, Adjust and Plastic City. Watch this space for more exciting projects from the deep house duo.

Available Format: mp3.

 

Weekly Plastic City Radio Show

Radio Ibiza Sonica is broadcasting since summer 2006 on 95.2 FM to Ibiza and Formentera and across the world from its www.ibizasonica.com. But the ambitions of Sonica’s team extend far beyond broadcasting. Radio Ibiza Sonica – Cultura Sonica is also an cultural association of differents artists, musicians, djs and producers from Ibiza/Spain and from all around the world – all involved in clubbing culture and new musical tendencies. On 13th of August 2008, 22 pm (Central European Time), we started the weekly “Plastic City Radio Show” on Radio Ibiza Sonica, presented by Contact Booking and TrackTracker. Every week Gorge, Lukas Greenberg or another Plastic City artist will play the deepest and hottest Tech-House tunes on the island. Between November 2008 and December 2009 you also had the chance to listen to the Plastic City Radio Show on “We Love House FM”. Since January 2010 you can now also listen to the “Plastic City Radio Show” every Saturday (10 – 11 pm Central European Time) on the German based web radio station Sceen FM. Furthermore you can listen to the show every Friday (10 – 11 am Central Standard Time) at Proton Radio (US) and since October 2010 every Thursday (10 – 11 pm Central European Time) at Radio Klub from France. For playlists and more information: Plastic City Radio Show. Turn on the radio!
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We´re proud to announce that Cocoon Recordings decided to use our technical service in the future. The label was founded in 2000 as a part of the Cocoon Music Event GmbH from Sven Väth. The company’s other branches are Cocoon Booking (for Sven Väth, Ricardo Villalobos, Josh Wink, James Holden etc.) and Cocoon Clubbing, which organises club events as well as outdoor events and tours. Since July 2004, Cocoon Recordings also runs its own Club, located in Frankfurt, and being one of the most innovative club locations worldwide. The label is releasing since years the current Ibiza-JD-Set from Sven Väth. Beside this successful series, Cocoon Recordings is releasing EPs and albums fro artists like Roman Flügel, Jacek Sienkiewicz, Legowelt, Dominik Eulberg and Guy Gerber.

MVDV – The Urban Nightmare (Plastic City. Play)

MvdV aka Mike v.d. Viven (short: MVDV) should be well known to a small crowd of music lovers for collaboration in production with DJ Sebbo for Pascal F.E.O.S labels Planet Vision Records, PV-Records and Phono Elements. He also get featured by DJ Dweed on Four:Twenty Records and several remixes. Last but not least we should not forget his most successful own project: Celvin Rotane, released on Alphabet City. He’s been passionately mixing and producing music since 1986, including a huge amount of appearances as DJ in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Spain, Russia, Croatia, Canary Islands… As a music producer his tracks have been widely released, licensed by international record companies and compiled by DJ’s like Carl Cox, Luke Slater, Pascal F.E.O.S. He remixed tracks for Darryl Pandy, Mark the 909 King, Speedy J., Bamby (Inga Humpe), DJ Nique, DJ Joeski, Joe Doz, Karl Frierson, Yonderboi and more… Plastic City is proud to welcome these talented artist and producer as a new habitant.

Available Format: mp3.

 

Modern Pop Lounge (compilation)

The guiding principle behind „Moderner Pop Lounge“ is, apart from being a sound statement, an album with songs, not sounds. Well-established bands and artists such as Naomi, Ohm Square, Lemongrass, nor elle, Alphawezen and Yonderboi are presented with songs together with amazing discoveries such as The Burhorn, Johannes Huppertz, The Casino Royal and Tony Match. The album is rounded off by highlights such as Audio Lotion, Geb.el, Moodorama, Zagar or the Swedish producer J. Axel. The songs on this album don’t babble along but move heart and soul: highly distinguishable and clearly recognisable electronic music. A beautiful album and promising prospects for all lovers of good electronic music.

Available format: mp3.