“jet-black, polished-chrome techno” of 2009
harnesses three and a half years of upward momentum, highlighted by
notable productions and remixes landing at the top of "best of" charts
and set lists the world over. 2009’s "Split the Line [Dubfire Mega
Remix]," an alchemic symbiosis of Paul Ritch’s "Split" and "Walk the
Line," best exemplifies the dark and evocative sound Dubfire has
cultivated since embarking on his solo journey.
In 2006—after 15
ground-breaking years topping charts, winning Grammys, and earning
acclaim as one-half of legendary electronic partnership Deep
Dish—Dubfire returned to his roots: a diverse foundation spanning punk,
industrial/new wave, jazz, dub, hip-hop, house and techno. "I Feel
Speed," his first solo release, remade a classic Love and Rockets track
with Dubfire himself on vocals. It marked a musical crossroads in his
passage towards a deeper and darker sound. As Dubfire's productions
delved into techno's moodier, sonically-edgier dimensions, critics and
fans alike celebrated the new direction with admiration and enthusiasm.
avalanche of accolades made tracks like "Roadkill" and "RibCage"
instant techno classics upon release. Covers on Raveline, DJ Magazine
and countless other respected music journals; an invitation to mix the
covermount CD for Mixmag and DJ; an Essential Mix for the UK's Radio
One; and glowing write-ups from Beatportal and Resident Advisor are just
a small taste of the universal acclaim and rave reception. A barrage of
remixes and productions on respected labels—including Cocoon, Get
Physical, Minus, and Rekids—inspired the electronic dance music world,
earning Dubfire praise from both DJs and producers as "the DJ's DJ" as
well as top to bottom praise from a myriad of online and offline music
critics and fans.
By the end of 2007, Dubfire cemented his
standing among the most forward-thinking artists with a slew of notable
honors, including two Top 10 placements on Resident Advisor's "100 Most
Charted Records of 2007" and the DJ Award for "Best Tech House DJ." At
the 2008 Beatport Awards, fans singled out Dubfire as both "Best Minimal
Artist" and "Best Techno Artist"—he would win the "Best Techno Artist"
nod once again in 2009. Other celebrated industry nods in 2008 include
the IDJ "Player of the Year" Award and "Best Remix" awards—for the dark
anthem "Grindhouse [Dubfire Terror Planet Mix]"—from both Groove
Magazine and Raveline Magazine. Dubfire also graced Raveline Magazine's
"Top 10 International DJs" and "Top 10 Producers" polls in 2008.
a launching pad for his own productions while nurturing fresh talent
worldwide, Dubfire took another bold leap forward, launching his own
label, Science+Technology Digital Audio. SCI+TEC rapidly built a
die-hard fan base thanks to well-received tracks by innovative new
players like Delete, Paul Ritch, Rocha & Lewinger, and The Dolphins.
In March 2009, Dubfire presented his sonic vision for SCI+TEC with a DJ
Mag covermount titled "Past, Present, and Future," revealing a personal
mix of SCI+TEC's best and brightest. To date, the label's roster
proudly encompasses a powerful mix of marquee players and hungry
A thriving production partnership with techno maestro
Oliver Huntemann was born in 2008 and continues into 2009 with a host of
productions sure to bring the electronic dance scene to its knees with
each release. Initially collaborating with an ocean between them, the
duo released two massive dance floor hits: "Diablo" and "Dios."
Anticipation for the Fall 2009 release of "Fuego"—the third installment
of this powerhouse alliance—is at fever pitch.
As his productions
and remixes garnered massive popularity—8 are listed on Beatport’s
"Best of DJ Charts, 2009"—Dubfire's goodwill among critics and fans
steamrolled into 2009 unabated. "Split the Line" remains one of
Beatport's top sellers. "Ten Years Cocoon Ibiza," a two-disc compilation
[co-mixed with Loco Dice] met with a rapturous reception, further
whetting fans' fervent appetites for the appropriately-dubbed "Rabid,"
which released in September.
Amongst his contemporaries, Dubfire
remains a unique DJ, producer, and remixer—eager to hone and further
evolve his signature sound. With an unmatched hunger to conquer the
latest frontiers in electronic dance music and its rapidly changing
technology, Dubfire delivers the unexpected and has no intention of
UPSTAIRS: RONSKI SPEED
(Euphonic/Germany) is with no doubts one of the most demanded producers
and DJs worldwide. He has remixed some of the biggest names in the scene
like Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, ATB and Heather Nova, Lange,
Aly and Fila, Markus Schulz and Andy Moor were genuine club smasher.
a DJ, Ronski Speed has performed in more than 50 countries on all
continents of the world. Since 2003 he has been listed in the DJ Mag Top
100. His radio shows 'Euphonic Sessions' and 'True To Trance' were
broadcast on over 50 radio stations across the world.
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