Riding in with the power to deliver sunshine to world’s rainiest open-air events, Monkey Safari brings rays of light to whatever dance floors they cast their shimmering spell on.
2015 saw the brothers swinging to new trees, retiring their previous labels to focus on their new label ‘Hommage.’ It was the year of transformation for the German producers, developing and tailoring a sound suited perfectly for the unique club nuances while still keeping the core elements of melodic chords and grooves synonymous with the duos productions. 2015 unveiled Monkey Safari’s remix for Marc Houle’s “Pepper” on Richie Hawtin’s label Minus and their hugely successful “Cranes” and “Walls“ EPs that presented opportunities for Monkey Safari to work with some exciting musicians, such as Wolf + Lamb and Kölsch, techno heavy weights Guy Gerber and Josh Wink, as well as one of dance music’s most iconic producers, Moby.
2016 followed in a similar fashion with a series of EPs and remixes released throughout the year showcasing the developed and matured sound apparent in the brothers’ latest movements. At the start of the year, Monkey Safari’s remix for Moby & The Void Pacific Choir was the pick of the bunch, returning the favor after Moby’s successful rework of the duo’s track “Walls” last year. Their first EP of 2016, “On”, featured remixes from Techno legend Paco Osuna alongside French producer Chloé, followed by a second EP in June, “Bernstein”, with remixes by John Digweed & Nick Muir and Spanish DJ and producer UNER. August saw the release of their most recent 4- track EP, “Boris”, with remixes by Tel Aviv-based producer Guy Mantzur and Brazilian producer Victor Ruiz, reaching Beatport’s Tech House Top 10. After the successful “Woo” and “Woo Remixes” EPs, Monkey Safari were able to sign amazing Blond:ish, legendary John Tajada, and newcomer Marino Canal for a four track EP on their Hommage imprint.
The duo’s efforts in the studio have transcended to their DJ sets with stand out shows at Time Warp USA & Germany. Summer 2016 saw the brothers testing their evolving sound once again to new crowds with a slot at Awakenings Festival as the stand out attraction. On top of a heavy touring schedule at world renowned clubs and headlining slots at festivals, the duo rekindle their love for party promotion since their tender years in their hometown of Halle, Germany, where they own the infamous and recently remodeled “Charles Bronson” club.
2017 has been yet another impressive year for the duo to with releases on the likes of UNER’s Solar Distance and their own Hommage imprint. Their most recent release ‘Oxy’ featured as part of John Digweed’s ‘Bedrock Frequencies’ compilation which included 31 exclusive tracks from some of the labels favourite artists, reaching #2 in Beatport’s Progressive House chart. With a new album scheduled for the late months, expect the rest of the year to be equally as impressive as the duo aim to make it their biggest to date.
The German outfit has been on an incredible run of form with promising developments in all of their endeavors and exciting news still to come. Be it a fresh remix or EP drop, DJ set or party, Monkey Safari will be sure to touch all scopes of dance culture with no signs of deceleration on the horizon. Their mandate remains the same, sending sunny vibes to make even the darkest dance floors smile.
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MindGazm is a DJ/VJ live instrument experience consisting of Gregory Gelfand, Jenya Taran and guest live musicians. Born in New York City. MindGazm began as a Techno rock / fusion band, but by 2018 fully transitioned into DJ/VJ Electronic Dance Music experience with visuals and live instruments.
MindGazm DJ / Live sets employ the latest EDM / deep house grooves creating a mixture of hottest releases and original productions inspiring the dance floor to rumble with motion. Nonintrusive vocals, smooth deep beats, enhanced by visuals and live flute, guitar and keyboard help MindGazm elevate the audience into a sonic plane.
The latest MindGazm productions include: Gentle Chill, Tiny Giants, Into the Sound (coming soon). The deep bass, dance rhythms, visuals and live instruments elevate the dance floor into a euphoric resonance.
On the heels of her first Beatport chart-topper, Rïa Mehta masterfully channels her multicultural roots in an exclusive mix for This Is Home.
Rïa Mehta grew up in many different places. Her ancestral roots are Indian, but she also lived in Sri Lanka, London, and Dubai during her formative years. In the time just before lockdown, Rïa was on a quest to have been to 50 countries by her next birthday. The 49th and 50th trips were all booked, but COVID forced those to be postponed and like everyone, she celebrated her birthday milestone during lockdowns without travel.
When not globetrotting, Rïa Mehta calls Brooklyn home and continues to tap into her global experiences while being influenced by sounds from artists on labels like Anjunadeep, Afterlife, and All Day I Dream. She’s only been producing for about a year, yet she’s created nearly a dozen unique tracks and even managed to release a collaboration with an Australian producer during lockdowns. They met in a music class over Zoom – what can be more 2020 than that!?
Rïa knew she was on the right track when her second EP release topped the Beatport Afro House chart. In collaboration with Sean Ae, the aforementioned Australian producer, the Sacré EP was released to much critical acclaim, ultimately becoming a Beatport #1. This was her second EP, the first being Dusk, out on the nascent Club Rapture label. Just a month earlier she co-founded the Rapture label with DJ/Producer Drew Proud and Rekha Philip.
With the success of Sacré, Sean and Rïa started following a pattern, and she hopes to continue “Sunrise” and “Midnight” mixes for her next tracks with him. Applying these opposing themes to a single track is just one example of how Rïa likes to provide “a little extra” in her work. She also shared this message for other aspiring producers looking to make their break in the scene:
In her mix for This Is Home, Rïa Mehta gifted us with three highly personal IDs – new tracks that continue to highlight her evolution as a producer. Two of them are already signed to labels for release later this year. The third one, the opening track on this mix, is truly special. She finished this track just the other day to be sure it could be included in this mix. It’s the perfect opening vibe and a wonderful new soundscape to explore here.
Joey Greiner is an International DJ, Storyteller, and Community Builder from New York. He’s been performing music for audiences of thousands around the world for over 15 years. He helps people, organizations and businesses tell their stories by creating captivating digital content and live experiences. Joey was the first community manager for STATION F in Paris, the world’s largest startup campus, home to over 1,000 startups and more than 30 incubator programs.
After more than a decade of bringing people together with live events, Joey is now connecting the global community online with virtual dance parties, business mastermind groups and spiritual gatherings like mass meditations and fundraisers to help indigenous communities. His goal is to remind everyone that their lives have meaning and they can find fulfillment and happiness. He holds an MBA in Digital Marketing Strategy from EMLV in Paris.
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