JAY LUMEN BIO
Jay Lumen... Music is part of his life since his childhood years. He learnt music in
conservatory for eight years, which provided a good basis to his ambition of making music.
This ambition appeared very early, during the schooldays, when he started to turn compositions of classic authors to his own style, rather than playing the original versions of them. Although he was educated to play on a classic instrument - violin - he early recognized that his desire of creative work would not be realized with this kind of instrument. By getting his first computer, he immediately started to make his ideas to be heard. In the meantime he got to know the synthetizator in the way of self-education also, and as he obtained the newest technologies and softwares, he developed himself with them and got more and more closer to the sounding in which he felt himself familiar.
Nowadays, Jay Lumen is one of the most quickly developing new generation DJ/producers. As a producer he has nine No1, twentyfour Top10, and several Top20 charted tunes till now. His releases are coming out at the best international labels just like Drumcode (Adam Beyer’s label), Saved (Nic Fanciulli’s label), OFF Recordings, 100% Pure, Octopus Records, Cadenza, etc. He was the only one DJ/Producer in 2010 and 2011 who had 6 tunes (originals and remixes as well) on the Beatport's top chart at the same time and he did it again in 2012 as well.
In 2012 all his new releases and remixes have jumped to the Top10 charts of Beatport ! He is unique by this record all around the world just like in 2013 and it seems he continues this way in 2014 as well!
Nobody (OFF Recordings) / No 1
Get Ready (100% Pure) / No 1
The Drummer (Great Stuff) No 1
Carpe Diem (Tronic) No 1
Get Yaa (Great Stuff) No 1
Cube with Sasha Carassi (Octopus) / No 3
Strange Fruit or Lotus with Gary Beck (Drumcode) / No 5
No Money No Honey (Octopus) / No 5
When you hear these names or the tunes themselves you already know that the guy is Jay Lumen.
As DJ, he made his first party in elementary school, when he was only 14 years old. In the beginning he played his favorite tracks from vinyl, and later, following technical improvement he switched to use CDs instead of vinyl.
In his DJ sets he builds from house, tech house, techno and deep style elements mostly. Dynamic, pulsating grooves and pleasant vocalic tunes are also featuring his sound world and are easily sensible to the listener, both from his tracks and sets.
The artist with classic musical prequalification is now one of the most famous and internationally appreciated new generation DJ/producers.
He is the winner of Ballantine’s Music Awards 2014:
“The Best Underground DJ” award
He is playing at the best clubs and venues all around the world week by week, places and counties like London (EGG, Ministry Of Sound, Pacha), Ibiza (Privilege, Eden), Dubai (Sanctuary), Prague (Roxy), India (Club Pasha) and Germany, Austria, Poland, Egypt, Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Finland, Israel, Russia, Bulgaria, Morocco, Brazil, Denmark, Sweden, USA, Canada, Croatia, France, Belgium, Colombia, Mexico, Spain, Peru, Thailand, The Netherlands or Australia are all written into the Jay Lumen tour calendar.
BIO JOSH BUTLER
From the North of England to dance floors across the globe, Josh Butler has made serious headway with his high calibre house sound.
The talented northerner has become one of house music’s most revered talents over the last couple of years, boasting a plethora of acclaimed releases on prestigious labels (Noir, Cajual, Avotre, MTA, MadTech); gigs at some of the world’s best clubs and events including The Warehouse Project Manchester, Mint Club Leeds, Toffler Rotterdam, Chibuku Liverpool, Arches Glasgow, a residency at Sankeys Ibiza, and a plethora of key festival plays throughout Europe.
Several industry awards later (DJ Mag Award 2014 and Beatport Award 2014) and with frequent support from industry players such as Joris Voorn, Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Kerri Chandler, Steve Lawler, Heidi and Noir all to his name, Josh continues to rise through the ranks of house music.
At the dawn of 2013, there was no intention of a global explosion behind Josh’s stripped back ‘Got A Feeling’ debut for Chase and Status’ renowned MTA imprint. In retrospect, the track invariably proved to be Josh’s breakout into the industry’s field of vision, racking up remix duties from Ben Pearce, long-term friend and collaborator Bontan plus Pleasurekraft along the way. ‘Got A Feeling’ not only struck a chord with key industry players but also went on to become one of Beatport’s biggest selling tracks that year, later earning Josh a coveted Beatport Award to boot. The industry cocked an ear, the don Pete Tong gave his seal of approval on the BBC airwaves and Josh was subsequently invited to do an Afterhours Mix for his Radio 1 show.
Josh’s new found recognition naturally led to a multitude of labels showing interest in his work, one of which was Kerri Chandler’s highly respected MadTech who, at the start of 2014a released the acclaimed ‘No Frills’ EP to great effect and sustained Josh’s charge towards setting a new precedent in underground house.
Not one to rest on his laurels, Josh soon followed up with a series of EP's on Hector Couto’s Roush, Green Velvet’s illustrious Cajual Records and Noir Music. This led to Josh winning DJ Mag’s coveted Best of British award for ‘Best Breakthrough Producer’ (seeing off competition from the likes of Dense and Pika, Leon Vynehall and Marquis Hawkes) to cap what had already been a monumental year.
Josh continued his positive momentum into 2015 by announcing a special back2back tour with Bontan. Accompanying the tour, the duo released their second collaborative single ‘Live My Life’ (the follow-up to ‘We Found a Place’ on MTA). This time, Vula from Basement Jaxx fame stepped up to provide the stunning vocal line and the track was once again universally acclaimed, once again scoring top-end BBC Radio 1 support from Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Danny Howard and Toddla T.
Partway through the Butler & Bontan tour, the multi Grammy award-winning Nile Rodgers came across their music and was so impressed that he subsequently asked them to warm-up for him and Chic during their UK tour.
Collaborative projects aside, Josh’s main focus is still very much on his solo career and is tirelessly dedicated to keeping the music coming. 2015 was another year of highlights - an outing on Steve Lawler’s VIVa music, Santé’s Avotre and again for Noir Music. In addition, another career landmark came around when Fatboy Slim asked Josh to remix ‘Love Life’ (featuring Macy Gray) for the 15thanniversary re-release of ‘Halfway Between the Gutter and Stars’.
Outside the studio, Josh’s gigs diary us well and truly flourishing with his worldwide appeal growing by the month. His undiluted brand of house music and ‘less is more’ approach has seen him tour all four corners of the globe. In 2015, he scored his first summer-long Ibiza residency at Sankeys (plus additional dates at Amnesia and Mambo), multiple festival plays including SW4, Parklife, Secret Garden Party and his debut in the United States.
With a whirlwind couple of years behind him and many accolades and personal goals already achieved, Josh Butler is all about building that positive momentum towards new and compelling heights. He has global ventures on the mind and a pledge to keep dance music in the hands of those who truly savour the art over its mainstream properties. Proving that familiarity can still be fresh and ability is in the control of its beholder, Josh Butler is proving himself as a force to be reckoned with.
BIO LISA LASHES
The only Female Artist to ever break into the Top 10 of DJ magazines Top 100 DJs, Lisa Lashes’ prolific Career in dance music spans 18 years of entertaining clubbers and festival goers across the globe.
No stranger to the biggest events worldwide and a true DJ’s DJ, Lisa’s focus, passion, skill set and presence behind the decks is a force to be reckoned while commanding pure, unfaltering devotion from a huge, loyal worldwide fan base. Lisa dazzles crowds with her tricks, skills and flawless mixing. Never complacent, Lisa thrives on musical perfectionism, continually upping her game, which is why people just can’t get enough of her amazing energy and showmanship behind the decks.
Dividing her time between touring and tireless late night studio hours makes Lisa’s discography an impressive read. Commanding one of the biggest-selling Euphoria albums of all time, her releases span musical genres from Hard Dance to Trance and over the last few years going back to her Techno roots which is creating huge interest in the dance industry with her extensive musical knowledge.
Going forward, Lisa is following her heart to the dark side of Techno and the underground with the support of none other than ‘The Boss’ Carl Cox who heavily supports Lisa’s releases in his DJ sets and his international Global radio show.
With an 8 track deal with sub:Merged music and remixes taking her up to the end of the year, 2016 will sure to be another whirlwind of breaking new goals and setting standards.
Delivering on all levels Lisa’s podcast consistently reaches the Top 5 in the online Mixcloud charts and is in iTunes Recommends’ Top 10 monthly dance casts in the world.
Lisa’s monthly radio show, which is amongst the top 3 popular shows on Digitally Imported Radio where she nuzzles amongst the crème de la crème of the scenes head honchos on the Techno channel.
Her schedule is set to get even busier with the launch of a series of exclusive, intimate and underground ‘ORIGIN-L’ parties, which sees Lisa teaming up with established and upcoming underground artists which starts with a residency in her UK home town of Leicester.
A true legend and the Origin-L Queen of Dance - Miss Lisa Lashes.