Growing up in a small Utah town with “a side of conservative Mormonism”, the now Berlin-based Moderna soon discovered music was a way out. After playing in a noise band using proper analogue gear, she naturally progressed to experimental electronic sounds and now produces her own raw fusions of acid, techno and electro.
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Roza Terenzi is the latest Australian artist to be building a name here in Europe. She hails from the beautiful beaches of Western Australia and as long as she can remember was hanging out in her dad’s home studio. These days she’s a self-confessed raver who spends as much time as possible on the dance oor, and that comes over in her productions. “I’ll either set out to make something more euphoric and uplifting, or something darker and more twisted,” she says.
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The latest exciting musical export from Cologne — the city that brought us Kompakt Records, Barnt and Mouse on Mars — is DJ/producer Bryan Kessler. Like them, he’s distinguished and original. Few artists could drop beats on both Jackmaster’s Numbers and Matias Aguayo’s Comeme, something Bryan’s pulled off with a great deal of style.
Fiercely low-slung tech
Morgan is the Australia-born, Barcelona-based selector that first came on to DJ Mag’s radar with her ‘The Queens EP’ on Sunday Money Music in April. She’s since seen releases through Desolat, No.19 Music and Budare, whilst also continuing a collaborative partnership with Argentinian producer Guti.
The Australian featured on the title track of his ‘Swings EP’ in November, with the fierce piece of four/four-driven tech the best offering from the duo yet.
Kenny mix it? Yes he can!