Heroes will bring together some of the most cutting edge dance music and performances from international stars alongside London's rising DJs and leaders in creative arts. It's outrageous, stylish, and will make you move. You'll never look back.
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2000 AND 0NE
Vision and versatility - the DNA that defines 2000 and One as an artist. Whether he’s performing for 40,000 housecrowds, 2500 techno lovers or 400 party people at an intimate, underground techno/ house club, he’ll always cook the dancefloor.
2000 And One (aka Dylan Hermelijn) has been on the forefront of electronic dance music since the late eighties. His pioneering vision across more than two decades of music genres, now ranks him as one the most versatile, in-demand international artists, commanding weekly performances on the house, techno and techhouse global club and festival circuits.
Not only recognised as a magnet for the clubbing crowds, 2000 and One is also credited for championing the sounds of Amsterdam’s new school DJ and Producer generation and propelling the scene’s visibility into the international club headlights.
Based in Amsterdam, his involvement with six of the city’s finest techno, techhouse and house labels - 100% Pure, Remote Area, Area Remote, Intacto (with Shinedoe), Bitten and Bangbang! (with Sandy Hüner) has offered a framework for the new generation of producers to hit the world stage. Collectively these labels have
offered a staggering amount of underground dance anthems and it’s therefore no surprise that he’s been hailed as the inspiration for Amsterdam’s new sound generation, as well as the glue that binds it.
Influenced by a hiphop background, it all began in the late eighties, when heavily infected by the acid house bug he produced his first record at 17 under his moniker 2000 And One. A passion for musical diversity saw him release across other genres such as ambient & drum n bass before he became one of the first successful Dutch technoproducers, as well as one of the first in this genre to perform live.
In 1993 he launched 100% Pure Records with schoolmate and music partner in crime Sandy Hüner. Now heading up the label solo, it is internationally recognized as Amsterdam’s longest running techhouse imprint and its foundations have paved the way for the success of his other labels.
In 2005, his epic stomper Adonai Elohim (2005) caught the eye of technofreaks around the globe. Then Tropical Melons (2006) became a massive festival hit, as well as Microfunk’s contemporary techno classic Pecan (2006), then Rare Tap (2009) scorched the international club systems.
2009 also welcomed the release of his debut album Heritage, a powerful homage to the timelessness of house music and picked up by many as one of the best house / techno albums of that year.
Although his past accomplishments have made international sound waves, the new decade has witnessed a sonic boom of recent achievements - and like every sonic boom, there’s an enormous amount of sound energy that is unleashed. That’s why in 2011 you’ll find his point of view with numerous remixes including his Defected remix of the house classic 4 You by 4th Measure Man as well as a bestseller collaboration with Sandy Huner - Tap Deux on Remote Area, 2 classics covered on his vinyl only Kreamm release on BangBang! plus his first solo EP since his album, Analogue Dreams on 100% Pure.
Outside of his own studio he’s presented his Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1 and moved to the Defected House with a series of mixes, releasing a new sound energy that has propelled him to the global party hotspots across Europe and the Americas as well as debut in Russia and return to Japan. The white island called again for an exclusive summer residency at Ibiza’s Amnesia with Eric Prydz (Tonight), furthermore the Sensation madness that began in 2010 has continued with his back-to-back sessions with Joris Voorn, driving the 40.000 party people insane.
Clearly as the decade progresses there’s no sign of the 2000 and One’s sonic boom silencing as he propels himself forward to break new sound barriers in the world of electronic dance music.
GABRIEL ANANDA (Basmati / Treibstoff), Cologne
Gabriel Ananda was captivated by the sound of Classical music by the early age of 8. He was encouraged by his family to practice the cello, but it was through playing the guitar that fueled his motivation to continue to learn about music. The guitar became a useful tool to express his creativity, but Gabriel was not finished searching for his musical direction. In 1995 that changed. A DJ set by Sven Väth was the pivotal moment that ended Gabriel’s search to find his passion and two years later, the new producer celebrated his first release for the German label Hörspielmusik. He went on to release singles on Treibstoff, Trapez, Platzhirsch, and Karmarouge before producing what was for him, a life changing track.
His 2004 release of “Süssholz” went straight to the top of the German DJ charts, landing in the playlists of any well known DJ. It was followed by another “hit” in 2005 titled “Ihre persönliche Glücksmelodie”, and then “Doppelwhipper”, which topped the end of year charts in 2006 and placed Gabriel in the eyes and ears of an international audience, and quickly became one of the main contributors to the growing Techno scene of Cologne. He began playing for the most prestigious events on an international level, as a DJ, and a live act, using not only his own productions, but also self made MIDI controllers, showing his passion for all aspects of music, and the performance.
In 2008, Gabriel founded his own label, Basmati, as a place where he can release his own productions with complete artistic freedom, and by the end of 2011 Basmati celebrated its nine releases, eight of those from Gabriel himself. One of the most notable being the Live Series, which brings the energy of his live sets to the DJ, and includes the worldwide chart topper, “Hey Blop”.
Expect more great moments to come...
TUBE & BERGER
Growing up in a small industrial town in Germany and confronted with the boredom that comes with it, Tube & Berger, aka Arndt Roerig and Marko Vidovic, found music at an early age. Then, age sixteen, the two found themselves performing stage shows in a punk band when the ‘90s House and Techno boom hit town.
Driven by the challenge of giving electronic music an organic and “live character”, they made their breakthrough in 2004. The Song „Straight Ahead“ featuring new wave legend Chrissie Hynde climbed straight to the top of the US Billboard Dance Radio Charts and bookings from all over the world started to roll in.
Wanting to have the freedom to pave their own musical path and not have to bow down to a major label dictatorship, or be lured by money-grabbing managers, the two decided to establish their own label “Kittball Records”, with their friend and colleague Dj Juliet Sikora. Kittball was an immediate success and soon found itself amongst the ranks of the top Tech and Deep house labels, with its tracks regularly played by the international Dj Elite.
The three ‘Kittballers’ are also responsible for the „It Began In Africa“ charity project. The project, which helps young African musicians, has released two compilations and received massive support from artists such as Timo Maas, Ida Engberg, Format: B and Pirupa. Tube & Bergers “Free Tribe” single from the project reached the top of the Beatport charts, where it stayed for several weeks and went on to become an international club hit. At the moment, their track „Soulgood“ is charted in various Dj and download charts, plus video rotation on MTV Europe.
After 8 years of constant touring and gigs in some of the world’s renowned clubs (Cocoon Club-Frankfurt, Sankey’s-Manchester, Club A-Sao Paulo), Tube & Berger are about to release their first studio album titled “Introlution”. Introlution is being released on Kittball Records at the end of June 2012. On the album, the duo hooks up with Chicago House legend Robert Owens, the trumpeter Thalstroem, Berlin’s Meggy, Kittball newcomer PAJI and of course their label partner Juliet Sikora.
Introlution is a fresh new approach to the club sound and has a touch of the duo’s punk rock attitude mixed in for good measure. A further achievement was reached with their latest single ‘Lovebreak’, which hits Number 1 at Beatports All-Over Charts immediately.