More on Martin Roth
The Frankfurt born, Berlin based DJ & Producer Martin Roth first arrived in the spotlight of global underground dance music when alongside Eric Prydz and Deadmau5 he was named a Beatport Star of 2009 as a result of topping their sales chart no less than 5 times that year, achieving an incredible 16 Top 10 positions and receiving 3 nominations at the Beatport Annual Awards for his productions and remixes.
Since those heady days Martin has gone from strength to strength cementing his reputation as one of the brightest stars of the underground dance scene.
Influenced by both the classic progressive house sound of the 90’s & 00’s and the deep house & electronica avant garde of today, Martin’s tracks & remixes have been continually supported by the likes of Solomun, Sasha, John Digweed, Eric Prydz, Tiefschwarz, Pete Tong amongst many other leading names.
2012’s Beautiful Life released on Anjunadeep Records became one of the biggest deep house records of the year achieving a number 1 Beatport chart position, residing in the Top 100 for 6 months and racking up an incredible 4 million plus views on You Tube.
The follow up, „Make Love To You Baby, again on Anjunadeep, reinforced Martin’s position as a stalwart of the trippier shade of deep house and found favour with many of the major players in the scene.
As a classically trained pianist Martin is very at home in the studio making music and he has a number of his deep and textured grooves getting ready for release in 2015 as well as the launch of a new production project exploring the techno sounds he has always loved.
Equally as natural and instinctive on the decks as he is in the studio, Martin has built a strong career as a DJ and amongst appearing regularly at the best clubs on every continent he held down a residency at the legendary Ministry of Sound in London.
More on Attlas
The notoriously camera shy ATTLAS has come a long way from the days of writing Lord Of The Rings-¬esque music for a BBQ sauce commercial (for free). He first came to prominence in November 2014 with the heavily sought after deadmau5 ‘Aural Psynapse’ remix. It caused a tidal wave of speculation that ATTLAS was in fact a side project of the mau5 himself.
That speculation ended when he was officially ‘outed’ by Pete Tong , announcing ATTLAS is Jeff Hartford, Canadian producer, dj and classically trained musician. An incredible depth of influences from travelling, alongside music, film and art worlds have had a decided effect on his musical outpourings, which were all jazz, classical and guitars until trips to Amsterdam, Berlin and attending the homecoming ‘Meowington Hax’ 2k11 tour. As Jeff says himself: ‘From there, it was a musical attempt to synthesize my influences and aspirations as best as I could.’ But not content to fit the mold or cracking a ‘sound’ to repeat ever after, as anyone who’s followed him can attest to.
And boy has he been busy ever since. Three six track EP releases (Siren, Scene & Sin), a number of stand alone singles alongside a slew of high profile and wide ranging mixes have subsequently followed. Tove Lo, Aphex Twin and Rihanna’s ‘BBHMM’have all had the ATTLAS touch, withBBHMM voted 2nd best remix of 2015 (Billboard).
2016 has seen him touring and supporting with the likes of Nero, Zed’s Dead, Alison Wonderland and most recently joined deadmau5 himself for back to back sets and writing sessions on the North American mau5hax Bus Tour.
His first release ‘Aspen’ this year has set the tone for what’s to follow, with two further EPs and singles planned throughout the year alongside a number of key major artist productions and an ever growing set of festival dates it’s fair to say that ATTLAS is truly prolific!