Natalia Nykiel
Natalia Nykiel is a vocalist, songwriter and musician from Poland. In 2014 her song “Wilk” was awarded “Best Polish Video Clip” in the prestigious Prześwietlamy Rok 2014 contest. Her single “Bądź Duży” achieved certified triple platinum status in Poland.
British avant-garde electro-soul duo HONNE formed in 2014 in Bow, London. James and Andy both write, record and produce the music, the vocals are contributed by Andy.
Leading figure of the UK garage and grime movement.
Meute is a Techno Marching Band – a dozen drummers and horn players from Hamburg who fulfil the job of a DJ with their acoustic instruments.
Grace Jones
Grace Jones is one of the most important and consistently groundbreaking figures of the disco and post-disco era.
Ben Tauber
Ben Tauber is a graphic designer-cum-selector. He’s made a name for himself with his artwork for Einmusika Recordings, the Berlin arm of Einmusik. As a DJ, he’s become a fixture of Cologne’s nightlife thanks to his VOID residency.
Philipp Mohrs AKA Antipolar is a Cologne-based producer and DJ. He recognized his passion for making music early on, by learning to play piano and guitar as a child.
Alex New
Alex Neuwirth AKA Alex New is a promising youngster in Cologne’s techno scene. For him, as for so many others, techno is not just music, it’s a way of life.
Bryan Kessler
Discovered on stage while spouting anarchist pop slogans and showcasing an impressive mohawk haircut, Kessler never was to be a bottled genius sticking to only one gun. He soon set out to become the lead singer and guitarist for neo-punk nutters the Pollywogs while embarking on an equally public career as a DJ and profilic dance music producer.
Roosevelt already lured the crowd all over Europe with swirling synth sounds, disco-laden beat arrangements and chillwave flair.
Christian Löffler
When describing his own output, Ki Records co-founder Christian Löffler merges “all kinds of different acoustic colors” to yield a particular feeling.
Mohna is Mona Steinwidder, a keyboard player and vocalist in Hamburg indie-pop trio Me Succeeds.
Heidi has worked hard over the past decade to make her mark on the new house and techno music generation.
Tijana T
For more than a decade, Tijana T has been a key figure on her native Serbian dance scene.
Michael Mayer
As a DJ, producer and remixer, Michael Mayer remains one of Germany’s core celebrities in dance music.
Kerri Chandler
Icon and originator Kerri ‘Kaoz’ Chandler has been serving up house music with soul since the early ‘90s. His ability to blend tradition and innovation has cemented his place on the American music continuum.
Chilly Gonzales
Canadian pianist and entertainer Chilly Gonzales is known as much for his showmanship as for his intuitive touch on the piano.
Matt Karmil
Matt Karmil produces and plays a particular form of playful and moody dance music for some of the world’s finest record labels and dance floors.
Grizzly, DJ & producer from Berlin, startet in the early 90ies to produce his own music, back in the days with just an old 909 & a lousy 303.
Woman are a new gem coming from Cologne.
Reinhard Voigt
Kompakt co-owner Reinhard Voigt has delivered some of the most dirty and subversive—yet charming—techno your ears will ever have chance to feast on.
Karen Marie Ørsted (AKA MØ) grew up on Funen, one of Denmark’s largest islands, and wrote her first song when she was 7 years old. A pop obsessive as a child, Ørsted became involved with politics, punk and the anti-fascism.
Superpitcher grew up in the south of Germany, started to collect music at 16 and found himself working in the distribution department of Kompakt a decade later.
Fango is a perfectionist, obsessed with mixing bass drums, recording percussionists and sampling drummers.
Tony Allen
Tony Allen is a true legend. The self-taught drummer from Nigeria served as the unofficial musical director of Fela Kuti’s band Africa 70.
Noema is a resident DJ at much-loved Berlin club Salon zur wilden Renate. He’s been working with the likes of Apparat, Daniel Wang and Dixon, among other notable producers.