New York City’s Deepak Sharma has to be one of the hardest working guys I know, he’s a promoter, label owner, DJ, and producer. His releases with partner Dieter Krause on their Hidden Recordings label have to be some of the most consistently on point in the North American techno scene. Sharma hopes to take things beyond that point, becoming an established international artist, leading quite possibly to a day when we’ll say “We remember when he was just getting started…”. But in the meantime, the guy continues to be the ever toiling underdog. His latest release on Hidden – “Wolkenreise” – is garnering rave reviews and we were able to secure a DJ mix from him in celebration of it. - Sean-Michael Yoder
// Bio //
Deepak Sharma with partner Dieter Krause, and is one of the world’s fastest rising and growing techno labels in the world. Since 2006 Hidden Recordings has provided a wide range of techno to hundreds of DJs and fans. The label’s sound ranges from deep techno to atmospheric chill-out with quirky, groovy bass lines and has been played in big room gigs, festivals, to smaller lounges and early morning terraces.
The press has taken notice of the duo’s rising popularity, with AOL Music’s Spinner.com comparing their sound and style to minimal techno giants Lusine, Superpitcher and Booka Shade. In addition the duo has been reviewed in prominent magazines such as XLR8R, DJ Times, Time Out New York, MixMag (UK), Trax (France) and Raveline (Germany), licensed music to UK label Four-Twenty for their Music02 mix compilation and peaked as high as #3 on the Balance Record Pool Top 50 Chart. Global recognition continues to mount as their tracks have reached Top 20 downloads on Germany’s Kompakt-MP3, and Top 10 downloads on HRFQ in Japan. In 2007, Deepak and Dieter beat out established publishing groups and produced music for Singapore’s Ogilvy & Mather advertising agency and their client, Heineken Global.
I met Jubilee via a release he did earlier this year for Hidden Recordings called “Dopamine” which has a wicked remix by Noah Pred. Jubilee is launching his own label very soon called Motorcade Music. He hails from Washington DC and is associated with the Mnmlife crew and has regular residencies in DC as well as New York City. He made this mix for another publication but it never aired so it’s been sitting on my wife’s iPod for months. She mentioned to me one day how good it was and that had a nice East Coast flavor that we don’t get out here in Cali. The lightbulb went on and – voila! – the second installment of The Conduit. - Sean-Michael Yoder
// Tracklisting //
Robag Wruhme – Lampetee ( Nick Curly remix )
Lauhaus – Bring it ( Original )
Gorge – Ayomide ( Kenquo remix )
Veitengruber – Bon Melange ( Original )
Hector – Suavecito ( Nick Curly remix)
Burnski – Me and You ( Original )
A D M – Granada ( Butch remix )
Martin Buttrich – Stop Motion ( Original )
Jubilee – Dopamine ( original )
Marin Buttrich – You’ve got that vibe
// Bio //
Born in Casa Blanca, Morocco, Jubilee grew up listening to his father play instruments and old records. Ten years ago, Jubilee came to the U.S.A., bringing his culturally infused sense of rhythm, beats, and sounds to the streets of DC as a club promoter for Panorama. His interest in becoming a Dj started when he would watch the Djs play for 6 hours a crack, just watching every movement, learning. In 2001, Dj Alex Kelly was playing at DC’s former club, Spot.( one of Panorama’s weekly events ) Jubilee was watching him play until the Dj handed the headphones over . Stunned and feeling like a day-dream, Jubilee put on the headphones and started mixing. Daylight couldn’t come faster. As soon as he could, Jubilee went out and bought about ten records and asked Alex if i could open for him till he got to the club. Shortly after , he bought his first turntable set . Everyday, Jubilee would just play the records over and over and over again. Listening. Feeling the sound and making it work. Jubilee has been creating impressionable sounds over the past 2 years, gearing toward becoming one of the music up and coming artists. Between his live performances and unique DJ sets, Jubilee has created quite a following in DC, earning credibility with some of the industry’s top venues. Support has been a phenomenal instrument is generating Jubilee’s success. With pal Gabriel Rojas, and residency with Mnmlife Jubilee has put together events at venues Napoleon and Red Lounge premiering local and global talents and played with artist such as Josh Wink , Adultnapper , MR.C , Matthias Tanzmann… The more you follow, you’ll see it’s more than just music.