The next electronic City Guide takes us into the mediterranian spirit of Valencia, the so-called “city of flowers” (cuidad de las flores). Each compilation from the new “City Session” series shows us a place, that is known for its amazing beaches, sports, architecture, atmosphere and nightlife. In this episode, Plastic City has decided to take a look at the beautiful Spanish city of Valencia, compiled by Valencia native-born Oscar Barila. He is one of the best rising stars of the Spanish house and tech house scene. He has more than 50 releases on great labels worldwide. Oscar combines his gigs across Europe, with the hard work in the studio and the management of his label My Little Dog, where he publishes his own music alongside the music of great artists. His last projects in 2012 include the release of his first album “Parallel Minds” on the prestigious label Plastic City and EPs on top labels such as Kling Klong or Highway 420. On „Valencia Sessions“ he picked some stunning tracks from Artists like Nick Curly, Nima Gorji, DJ Yellow, Gorge, Nikola Gala and many more. Available as MP3
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.

Free Download: DJ Yellow presents Mindz Kontrol Ultra – She Is Gone – Plastic City

In the eighties DJ Yellow pushed forward French hip hop and he also had big influence on what French house music is today. Currently, Alain Ho aka DJ Yellow is one of the electronic music artists who established himself as one of the forward thinking artists in general. With his label Yellow Productions (founded 1993 with his mate Bob Sinclar) he released artists like Salome De Bahia, Dimitri From Paris, Joe Clausell, Bang Bang and Kid Loco. With his second imprint Poussez Music (founded in 2003) he created an outlet for his own sounds. Thus here he started his projects Alienation, Intermission and Paule with which he experimented on different fields of electronic music. On the new album DJ Yellow fuses characteristics of deep, funky and tech-house by using tender basses and well dosed percussion lines, paired with some real e-bass parts one feels remembered to the album “Paradise” from Bob Sinclar (which Alain assisted to). But these little elements can only be seen as little quotes to the roots. All in all the album, which was produced together with Portuguese producer Tiago Fragateiro (aka Hi-Tech²), provides a clever mixture of deep and funkyness. Using dark and promising spoken words from time to time the record takes a mystic narrative mindset at the very beginning. What follows is an emulsion of warm arrangements with a strong and well balanced base that aims directly to the dancefloor.

Free Download: She Is Gone