Laksa is a Bristol artist, now living in London. His innovative brand of euphoric groovers have been making an impact on dance floors since his early EP’s on Beneath’s Mistry and Batu’s Timedance back in 2015/16. He has now garnered support beyond London and Bristol, landing himself a place on Ilian Tape with two 12″s – Camo and Delicates. His hybrid sound effortlessly blurs the lines between breaks, techno and bass, a skill he translates directly into his DJ sets, regularly playing alongside respected DJ’s and producers.
As a sound selector she makes the dance floor shake, but there’s much more to the story. Chippy is a DJ, rapper, songwriter, writer, producer, activist and organizer of community events. She is of Indian descent, but is more of a cultural nomad; she was born in Dubai, grew up in Zambia, has citizenship in Canada, lived in Los Angeles, Oakland, New York, and currently resides in Toronto after a very public deportation; (Fader’s coverage here). Chippy Nonstop is currently working on new music-related endeavors including a project called ‘Intersessions’, a sound initiative curated by and for women & the LGBTQ+ community. Chippy strives for balanced representation in music by producing these global workshop.
Native to New York, musclecars is a DJ / Producer duo consisting of Brandon Weems and Craig Handfield. As musicians, they equally share an admiration for the art form. Their desire to blend genres and express their appreciation for music is focused around their community- the end goal is to bring people together. Through a regular stream of high quality mixes, they have begun to turn heads in underground circles.
In 2018 they launched ‘Coloring Lessons’, a party that was aimed to add value to their city’s nightlife culture. While the party and sound is not genre specific, it is heavily focused around house, disco, jazz, and soul, embracing the musical elements of their black and brown ancestors. The monthly party's intention is to bring New York City's dance music scene back to what it was during the golden era of NY nightlife. They aim to spread the music that has been influential to them, and share it with a younger generation of their peers.
SubSensory's techno event series is back with the PDX debut of SF-based techno artist, organizer and label boss, Rubidium!
Rubidium is a DJ and producer, and founder of the Vexed Sphere imprint. She is also a resident, promoter and co-founder of the Konstruct bimonthly party in San Francisco. Vexed Sphere is a techno music label featuring artists based in North America. Both digital and vinyl releases are in the works, however each digital release will additionally feature a limited edition, tangible, collectible item.
It's hard to believe that we opend almost a year ago.Thank you for your support, love and grace as we went on this journey together. For our first anniversary we have planned something very special: Floorplan.
Floorplan is the father-daughter duo of Robert & Lyric Hood who have re-positioned the euphoric feel of gospel into their disco, funk and soul styled house across the world’s dancefloors.
Their latest album ‘Victorious’, the second Floorplan album that fell hot on the heels of the hit single ‘Music/Tell You No Lie’, was released in June 2016 on Robert Hood’s own M-Plant imprint. The album is the follow up to 2013’s ‘Paradise’ which spawned ‘Let’s Ride, ‘Baby Baby’ and the massive ‘Never Grow Old’
In the world of techno Robert Hood needs little introduction. Over the last 25 years his many benchmark productions have shaped the future of electronic music, in particular the unique minimalism he has made his own. For Lyric Hood, the journey begins. Having watched her father DJ the world over from the shadows and numerous appearances in the Floorplan DJ set she now comes centre-stage as co-producer and performer in the continous Hood (r)evolution.
“Hear my soul speak, is the only way I can describe the way I feel about Floorplan, (Victorious) music is in my soul, my blood, I eat and sleep beats, music, rhythms, it’s in my DNA.” Lyric Hood
The Floorplan project first came to light in 1996 when Robert Hood used it to announce his Drama imprint with the highly sought after ‘Funky Souls’ EP (subsequently re-issued by Rush Hour in 2010). Lying dormant for over a decade, the late 2000s saw a revitalized Hood re-establish Floorplan into what may well now be his most widely known musical outlet.
Now in 2016 Floorplan becomes a family affair.