We Like started in 2012, and come in by storm dominating finnish tech house scene by bringing in artists like Mark Knight, Stefano Noferini, Jay Lumen, Federico Scavo, Manuel De La Mare and last but not least Luigi Rocca. WE LIKE is run by the all-round Finnish house music hero Heikki L himself and it's taking place at Venue in Helsinki - widely regarded as the best club around. This year the bi-monthly night is continuing the same way as the whole thing started last year: by bringing in more world famous artists like Olivier Giacomotto, Prok & Fitch, Marco Lys. On top of this we'll be taking the whole club concept to Wonder Festival - a huge water park party in the middle of the cold Finnish winter.
WE LIKE! MAIN ROOM:
** MARCO LYS (IT)
If you have been anywhere near an electronic music event in the past few years, the likelihood is that at least one point during the evening you will have been moving to the hypnotic sounds of Marco Lys.
His work on top labels that include Great Stuff, Rising Music, Strictly Rhythm, Toolroom and many more have gained support from the cream of the world’s elite, whilst collaborations with several other producers - most noteably Chris Lake, show his diversity and ability to bend his sound to suit any style.
Marco Lys is playing regularly at some of the most important clubs in Europe including "Cream" at Amnesia on Ibiza and Ministry of Sound in London, for example.
Born and raised in Italy’s legendary Venice, Marco Lys’ reputation has been forged on endless days in the studio perfecting his unique sound of electro tinged house, and demand for his sound has continued to grow with every piece of production that he works his magic on.
Marco Lys’ career is testament to those who feel that things come too easy for the modern day electronic music producer, but to all those in the industry who have been involved with his work, none are surprised at his success, and this was demonstrated in 1990 when Marco Lys was invited to supply the guest mix to his native Radio Luna.
The mix earned praise from far and wide, and Luna immediately established Lys as their weekly resident on the show. Spinning at various private parties and some of the most prestigious clubs in North Italy and Austria, the young DJ was soon drawn into the world of producing and after a year of experimenting with different sound, he released his first of many tracks.
Twenty years later and he is firmly established as one of the most respected producers in his genre, with an endless flow of superlative productions as Your Love, Speechless, La Tromba and remix projects for the industry’s finest imprints.
His work on labels include Strictly Rhythm, Positiva, Rising Music, Nebula, Oxyd, Audio Therapy, Baroque, Rise and Direction have gained support from the cream of the world’s elite, whilst collaborations with Sam Paganini, Michael Gray, Filo & Peri, Matt Darey, My Digital Enemy and Chris Lake amongst others show his diversity and ability to bend his sound to suit.
Lys’ recent album collaboration with Chris Lake entitled Cross The Line was released on Rising Music in September 2010 and gained strong support across the house music spectrum from artists and tastemakers worldwide.
On the remix tip, Marco Lys continues to push the boundaries, and with various original projects now complete and due for release over the coming months, Marco Lys is now firmly back on the remix scene with projects for some of the biggest labels on the planet.
If all this wasn’t enough, Marco Lys continues to guest on the radio. He is now the main force behind Italy’s hottest radio program In Da Klubb that goes out every Friday and Saturday night on the 105 Network, and allows him to showcase his latest sounds to the nation.
2010 has seen Marco playing on some of the most important clubs in Europe as The Space in Leeds, Base Club in Krakow, Plan B in London and Amnesia in Ibiza to name a few. 2011 saw Lys release singles Go, Manaus (featuring Alex Kenji) and Flashbacks (featuring Michael Gray, Plastik Planet and Xavier) on Rising Music, Hot Fingers and Strictly Rhythm respectively.
It’s easy to see why Marco Lys is the name on the lips of label heads and top producers across the globe. http://www.marcolys.com/