Oliver Huntemann's concrete roots can be traced back to early techno. Had he been any younger, he would undoubtedly have sucked electronica like mother's milk from a C64 chip. Like so many of his colleagues, his route to techno took a tour through electro and rave. He could tell the usual veteran tales when it comes to influences, his first record purchases, or on the subject of the good old days. Been there, done that! It was more difficult maintaining a low profile.
Oliver's expertly constructed productions quickly gained him countless admirers within the techno-elite, and it wasn't long before he struck up a devastating partnership with Dubfire. In 2008 the pair released the awesome 'Dios' which was followed last year with the first part of their 'Elements' series: 'Terra' and <í>'Fuego'. The highly-anticipated next installment of the 'Elements' series is scheduled for release later in 2012 and initial reactions indicate that 'Aqua' and 'Aire' are set to be just as big as the duo's earlier productions.
Now for 2012, Oliver is lining up the latest instalment of the hugely successful PLAY! Series which is preceded by a new EP release aptly entitled "PLAY! 04 EP - Tasmanian Tiger / Melbourne". Oliver's contribution to the mix series follows in the esteemed footsteps of previous PLAY! CDs (D-Edge in Sao Paolo, Rex Club in Paris and Cielo in NYC) and is recorded live from the 'Roxanne Parlour' in Melbourne Australia.
La Fleur is not easily put in a box. She's the dancer turned DJ, the pharmacist turned remixer, the music-lover turned music-maker. With a commitment to the craft and a keen selector's ear, the Swedish DJ has risen through the ranks of the Stockholm scene and run her own club nights. By 2007 La Fleur was ranked at number 6 in Sweden's Top 100 DJ's list; the following year she was nominated as "Best DJ" at the Scandinavian Music Convention and began hosting the electronic dance music show 'P3 Dans', on Swedish National Radio.
La Fleur took her first forays into the studio in 2008, with her remix of David Ekenbäck's "Nairu" on Trunkfunk Records, and in early 2010 she didn't disappoint when tipped as an artist to watch in. Her solo debut, Flowehead EP, for her own label Power Plant Records, rocketed into charts and playlists worldwide. In early 2011 came Flowerhead Revisited, the remix project hand-picked to launch the inhouse imprint of DJ tastemakers Whatpeopleplay. With support from the likes of Mixmag and Pete Tong, La Fleur is set to continue adding to her already long list of accomplishments, via her uniquely infectious and organic sound. With further landmark releases on Defected Records sublabel Lo:Rise, and her new EP Eavesdropper, for her own Power Plant imprint, La Fleur is undeniably the breakthrough artist to watch in 2012.