Shingo Nakamura is a DJ/Producer from Ibaraki and now based in Sapporo, Japan.
He is a notable up-and-coming Japanese artist and his progressive house style tracks with deep and lyrical sounds are supported by world top DJs. His inspiring music was released by many well-known record labels all over the world such as Anjunadeep, Solaris Recordings, Proton Music, Silk Music and Otographic Music.
In 2011, Shingo released his debut artist album “Sapporo” on Silk Digital and in the end of 2013 a second one called “Day S” was launched followed by a big tour through Asia and USA.
Nowadays Shingo is a well-known and significant artist on Trance, Progressive & Deep House scenes with his firm and unique sound that is always recognizable among others.
Manchester based DJ/Producer Gavin Holland better known as Universal Solution has demonstrated immense tenacity over the years and all of his hard work has been rewarded with his latest productions receiving the full attention of Anjunadeep, Silk Music, Manchester Underground Music, and Spring Tube to name just a few. A genuine passionate disciple of electronic music Gavin has produced atmospheric and emotion-laden music for over 20 years hailing Tom Middleton, John Peel, Autechre, B12, Spooky and a host of other eclectic electronic music influences as contributors to his unique sound. With a back catalogue of two artist albums and over a dozen EPs combined with an increasing array of acclaimed live performances, 2016 seems destined to be another amazing year for Universal Solution.
The breakthrough Salford Salsa EP on Manchester Underground Music opened the doors to further EPs on Spring Tube, Disclosure Project Recordings, Channelled Recordings, Kindred Recordings and Dosem’s imprint Soundfate. This was also followed by two full-length artist albums, Nurture and The Source, which both showcase the true artist quality and depth of the Universal Solution sound. In 2013 Tom Middleton picked up a few tracks for his Sound of the Cosmos label and alerted Anjunadeep to the sounds of Universal Solution. Subsequently, Universal Solution was featured as the dominant artist on No1 selling compilation Anjunadeep 05 with two featured tracks. In 2014, this was followed by the critically acclaimed Yukon EP on Anjunadeep with mixes from the Jedi himself Tom Middleton. 2014 was another amazing year for Universal Solution with the release of the Bandur EP on Anjunadeep and a further featured track on Anjunadeep 06.
In 2015 saw releases on Silk Music and further development as an established Anjunadeep artist with the track Cordoba featured on a third consecutive Anjunadeep07 compilation as well as a subsequent four track EP. Universal Solution also secured a much-converted support slot in his home city of Manchester supporting Above and Beyond at the Albert Hall.
As well as now being an established recording artist Gavin has been heavily in demand for DJ and live appearances having headlined nights in Estonia, Paris, Leeds and hometown Manchester.
Switzerland, 1991. The electronic music scene began to gain a big following. Enter a teenager named Da Funk. Electronic music had impacted the young man immensely, and he was consumed by everything related to Electronic Dance Music. Attendance at his first parties ensued, and Da Funk had definitely fallen in love with the music. Da Funk experienced the mid-90s with excessive celebrations on innumerable parties and club nights; just being a music consumer did not give him enough “kick” any longer.
Thus, the music possessed young man began to learn how to mix, and soon thereafter, his first gigs emerged at small, typically illegal parties around Winterthur. In winter 1996, his very first big gig in Zurich followed, and Da Funk was able to please a bigger crowd with his smooth blend of various styles, no matter the genre. Bookings throughout Switzerland followed almost immediately afterwards.
His attendance at the legendary Spanish party island in ’97 rang the end of his DJ activity. Due to insufficient satisfaction by only playing records and infected with a new musical direction, the DJ project was temporarily hung to the nail. House Music was the newborn child of Da Funk. A time of re-direction followed, and Da Funk returned into the role of the consumer for a short moment.
Sitting around and doing nothing aren’t characteristics Da Funk wanted to call his own, so he courageously moved a step further in his career. He realized that producing his own sounds and tracks should be his path instead. He began to build up his own studio and worked with great eagerness on his musical ideas.
Up next on his journey, he started Acryl Music in 2004 as a platform to reveal to the world his definition of house music: deep, techy, forward-thinking & innovative.
His productions are widely known for a trademark melodic sound with that certain “feel.”
Danish producer Gorm Sorensen (aka Airillusions) specializes in chillout and downtempo music, heavily influenced by his love for piano melodies and wonderful harmonies. At the age of 10, he got his first keyboard, an old Yamaha model with 61 keys, which, to this day, is still a part of his studio. At the age of 14, he started receiving keyboard lessons for two years, but everything after is self-taught. In 2002 he started creating his own music using Making Waves. After shortly becoming acquainted with Dance eJay, he moved to FruityLoops, and made his first dozen tracks that were uploaded to a Danish amateur artist site. Later he shifted to Reason, and today he’s using Ableton Live – sometimes in combination with Reason.
His works have been featured in various video projects, as well as being featured by acclaimed DJs such as Blu Mar Ten, Solarstone, Markus Schulz, Mark Pledger, and more. He has signed originals and remixes to labels such as Silk Music (Silk Sofa in the past), Armada, Vandit, Particles, Perceptive, and many more. He is one of the co-hosts of the radio show “Only Silk”, where he is in charge of the monthly “Chillout Sessions” show, featuring the best in chillout and downtempo music.
In addition to being a producer and composer, he is also Silk Music’s long-time A&R Coordinator of all chillout and downtempo releases.