After celebrating their own birthday in style, mulletover dedicate their May party to 5 years of mobilee. mobilee records was launched in 2005 and quickly established itself as one of the brightest new stars in Berlin’s glittering galaxy of electronic music labels, producers and DJs. Founded and owned by Anja Schneider and Ralf Kollmann, the label boasts a sound that is simultaneously familiar and innovative and promises the final mulletover before their summer break will be a pretty special treat for the followers.
As arguably one of the most renowned and respected woman DJs in the world, Anja Schneider’s work ethic combined with her undeniably charming personality has lead to enormous success as a DJ on every corner of the globe. Anja has made her mark as a regular at the world’s most renowned clubs such as Fabric, Rex and Goa in Madrid and has held residencies at Berlin’s own Weekend and Watergate. Under her watch, mobilee has grown into one of Berlin’s most-watched staples with a close-knit collection of producers including Seko K, Pan Pot, GummiHz, Marcin Czubala, Exercise One, And.id, Miss Jools, and Dan Curtin. As a producer Anja has continued to progress in her own right, releasing her debut LP ‘Beyond the Valley’ to critical acclaim. This date is her second visit to mulletover and she is regarded as a like-minded party associate that always brings fire to the dancefloor.
Also joining mulletover for a second time, Sebo K has long been a key figure in Berlin’s music community, starting his DJ career in the early 90s at Alec Empire’s Bass Terror nights, Berlin’s first UK-style breakbeat parties. Now, thanks to his releases on the mobilee label, he’s becoming an unstoppable force in the underground electronic music scene. His love for soulful, deep vibes combined with his ability to transition seamlessly between emotive techno and straight house as well as the uncanny ability to blur the lines between the two, has reinforced the importance of house in an age seemingly inundated by techno lovers. His residency at Berlin’s Watergate in tandem with constant gigs at high-profile venues around the world has demonstrated that Sebo’s DJ abilities are on par with his exceptional production skills, and that his seemingly endless string of success isn’t likely to end any time soon.
Situated over in Brussels, Olivier’s Rodriguez project, Rodriguez Jr, is the product of an almost schizophrenic brand of creativity, and a thirst for the new and unexpected.
Going solo since his involvement in The Youngsters, he has experienced the freedom to experiment and break out of the musical mind-ghetto that so many great acts end up slipping into. The Rodriguez alter-ego represents his own journey of re-discovery, his spirit of adventure translates into music that can’t comfortably be pigeonholed. While it’s all electronic, and put together largely in Rodriguez’s own MLab Mk5 studio in Brussels, his music can be leftfield and experimental or rich, melodic and poppy – depending on his mood.
Geddes has been busy of late, with his latest release, ‘Solaris’ on Tsuba records reaching number 2 in the deep house chart on Beatport, successfully launching his new sublabel - murmur-? - and proudly seeing in the 6th year of mulletover. He also recently took to the skies to give Miami a dusting of Geddes gold dust, playing a string of gigs that received some seriously well deserved attention for his defined individuality and insight – both traits he will be calling on at this final mulletover before the summer break.
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www.myspace.com/rodriguezjr | www.myspace.com/stuartgeddes
The eccentric and slightly crazy DOP play live and headline mulletover’s own room. The French trio have re-energized house music over the past few years, almost reveling in bringing new sounds to their productions, taking cues from their past work in jazz, reggae, hip-hop and rock & roll bands, they’ll be giving a full demonstration of their uncanny ability to make experimental music danceable. Producer and DJ behind Simple & Aus Records Will Saul, will be treating us to his distinctive sound of deep, futuristic house, techno and disco with flashes of soul and irresistible melodies that hark back to early days of Detroit. Matt Tolfrey is a workaholic when it comes to his music production, with a seemingly tireless dedication to forging his own unique style. Joining mulletover for the second time, he will be drawing on his own hybrid strain of electronic funk. mulletover’s very own Geddes completes room 1 with his distinctly deep and appealing signature sound.
The Resident Advisor crew bring gifts in the way of Levon Vincent, who is an honorary member of the tri-state’s Underground Quality crew Headed by label owner Jus Ed. He runs the Novel Sound label and also makes records for Deconstruct Music, a second label that he manages alongside longtime friend Anthony Parasole (of House n Home). Hailing from the talented family of CDR Sessions in London, Floating Points has been one of the most promising producers to watch out for this year with his various re-edits online have been spinned by the likes of Benji B, Gilles Peterson and Domu. Cottam has been hands down the biggest selling artist / label in Rubadub and other independent record stores in 2009. His unique brand of low slung house, disco, hip hop and techno is hard to beat with a DJ style is a bit like Surgeon meets Theo Parrish.
Tayo presents the third room with Lean Left. The last few years have seen the boundaries blur to the extent categories no longer exist. LEAN LEFT will concentrate on all that the 4/4 groove can offer with Tayo himself will be playing a very specially crafted house set. Get Physical’s Heidi is the second addition to the Tayo room. Heidi is fast conquering the dance music world and her impeccable tune selection has landed her a monthly slot on the BBC’s ‘In New DJ’s We Trust’ show on Radio 1. Frank Tope, who has been turning heads as part of production duo Wild Geese joins Joe Ransom, winning hearts with his heads down shoulder shuffling house music under the name STICKS & STONES. Finally the eclectic wonderment of Anthony Hill from the website and style leader FACT magazine. Good ears, great music taste, and a DJ as tight as a mouse's ear.