The CONDUIT // 006 – Sishi Rösch

Label boss for Digital Delight via Berlin/Barcelona lays down an exclusive mix of sleazy groove driven house cuts for The Conduit 006.


// Sishi Rösche //

Sishi Rosch is an emerging new artist who’s spent time in Guatemala, the US, and currently resides in Berlin. He’s prolific as a producer, making house, tech-house, as well as mid and down tempo cuts that stand out on the regular. He also runs the Digital Delight label as well as booking a night and hosting a podcast series all of the same name. The guy is seriously committed to his craft and works tirelessly at it, these days bouncing back & forth between home and gigs in Barcelona. We’re excited about the mix he’s put together for us and expect to hear more from him in the future.  – Sean-Michael Yoder

// Bio //

Sishi Rosch was born in Guatemala to German and Italian parents.

While living in Miami in 1998, Sishi started to become interested in electronic music, thanks to a burgeoning interest in this field, in the United States.

A year after purchasing his first turntables Sishi was picked up by a prominent Central American  promotions company, after they witnessed his sets at a local after-hours club in down-town Miami.

Moving back to Guatemala later that year, Sishi maintained a full schedule of  local weekly residencies, and toured constantly throughout Central America.

In 2001 Sishi returned to the US; to Phoenix, AZ, following an invitation from a good friend, who had several residencies, and opportunities calling.  Today Sishi resides in Berlin, Germany, has recently launched his own label (Digital Delight Berlin – Barcelona) as well as producing for major labels and hosting top-class parties.

// Links //

// Current Releases //

All Releases on Beatport


The CONDUIT // 005 – Derek Marin

NYC based Producer/DJ and head of A&R @ SubtrakNY, Derek Marin presents a lush, moody mix of modern tech-house for Episode 005 of the Conduit.


// Derek Marin //

New York City producer Derek Marin is one of those guys who’s prolifically productive. The guy churns out quality tracks and remixes by the truckload and amazingly they are all super high quality, never derivative. He’s already got releases out on labels like Thoughtless Music, Dialtone, and Subtrak with more to come on Blaq and Nude Photo Music. Marin says it’s time to get the hell out of New York, currently he’s looking for DJ gigs in North America and Europe.  – Sean-Michael Yoder

// Bio //

Derek Marin, American House and Electro music producer/DJ, was born Derek Richard Maringelli in Manhattan, New York in 1974. Marin won Mixer Magazine’s “Best New DJ” award in 2001. From 1994, when Marin was recognized as a top DJ/Producer in New York’s electronic community, Marin’s outstanding creative style in remixing gained him releases on many respected underground electronic labels around the world. Marin’s production talents are apparent on releases by electronic artists such as Depeche Mode, Daft Punk and Junior Boys. [1] In 2001, Marin established his own imprint, Faucet Music, with sub labels Modest Music and Sideviewer Records. He is best known for his productions on the Tech House labels Plastic City, Intrinsic Design, and Matterform, as well as his unofficial remixes of Daft Punk and Depeche Mode & his productions under the alias Sideview

Childhood and Early Years

Marin was born into a musical household. His father, Paul Joseph Maringelli, influenced and nurtured Derek’s natural talent and passion for music from an early age. Maringelli senior is a Jazz and Rockabilly drummer, known for his work with the Bix Beiderbecke Sunnyside Memorial Jazz Orchestra. [2] Derek began playing drums at age nine and by the age of fourteen, he was playing in bands. He names his musical influences as New Order, The Smiths, and Depeche Mode. His first band, What She Said, was named from the Smiths song. Derek attended Art & Design High School, graduating in 1992. Summers he attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts, made famous in the film, Fame. Throughout his high school years, Marin performed with various bands in Battle of the Bands venues and in the east village.

1991 – 2001
The Techno rage that took New York City in 1991 inspired Marin to step out from backgrounds and back-ups and create his own style and his own music. He honed his production skills, recording, mixing and editing in studio. By 1992, Marin was producing tracks and selling mix tapes. Beginning in 1994, Marin worked house/electro events in Soho, and in ’96 was a coordinator of Warp Records release party for Blech 2, a compilation CD, featuring live performances by Aphex Twin, Autechre, and Jimi Tenor. With friend Daniel Andre, Marin established Housewerk in 1997, performing weekly House events in various clubs throughout the city. Also in ’97, he began working at Throb, a record store at the epicenter of the New York City dance/club culture and headquarters for the Electroclash Movement.[3] Throb created their own record label, Throb Disk, and one of their releases was Marin with friend Carter Reece under the name Clock Punchers. Marin worked there until 2003. The store has since closed. [4]

2002- Present
In 2002, Marin as Sideview produced his first semi-unofficial release, Wanna Be, on A Touch of Class record label. [5]The release featured a vocal from fashion designer Jeremy Scott.[6] The release was later removed from shelves under a cease order from Scott’s lawyers. The cover featured a naked Scott in full Native American headdress and this photo was stolen from an I-D magazine photo shot. During the next five years, Marin had over twenty releases produced by various record companies. [See discography]

In 2008, Marin’s second and third semi-unofficial releases were produced: Depeche Mode, Modemix DJ Mix and Daft Punk, Leftovers, Remix Album. Modemix, [7] Marin’s favorite Depeche Mode compilation, was released with the consent of Andrew Fletcher of Depeche Mode, then later pulled by former group member Alan Wilder’s lawyers because of a conflict with Marin’s later release, Recoil Remixes. Although Marin did all the remixes on Daft Punk, Leftovers, he was not involved in the release of the album, which was scheduled for release in December 2008 with the supposed consent of Daft Punk. Amid controversy, the album is available on selected sites. [8]

My Better Half, the Twilight Album, was produced by Marin’s Modest Music in 2008, a Indie/Electro pop band he created to do more song-structured music. The album features guitar work from Tim M. of the band Trace-On. The album is an homage to the Twilight book series. [9]

Marin’s 2009 release, Bright Lights, Dark Room, was heralded as “one of this summer’s most exciting releases,” by MBeat, who described Derek as “ . . . a major contributor to the sounds’ progression and a scholar of its’ roots sine the age of fourteen.” [10].
Derek has recently completed the production of a live CD of the Sunnyside Memorial Jazz Orchestra’s annual Bix Beiderbecke memorial concert, which is available on Amazon.

// Links //
RA:Derek Marin

// Current Releases //

Derek Marin – Dissolved Reflection Remixes 2 [Faucet Music] /
Morgan, Go – Solidity (Derek Marin Remix) [Subtrak]/
Derek Marin – Metroid EP [Subtrak]/

The CONDUIT // 004 – Chris Fortier

Chris Fortier, label head of legendary Fade Records, dj and producer from NYC drops a 3-hour long exclusive mix Live from The Loft, Barcelona.


// Chris Fortier //

Chris Fortier has done so much for so many artists here in North America – from bringing Sasha & Digweed to New York City’s elite club Twilo during the late Nineties to introducing the next generation of American artists including Coalition of the Killing, Android Cartel, and Signal Deluxe via his Fade imprint. He was the one who strongly suggested that I start VinylJunkie PR and he continues to be a strong ally, a wealth of information, and a good friend. The mix he gave us comes from the last half of a five hour set at his favorite club in the world, The Loft in Barcelona. We feel honored to present such a special nugget from the Fortier collection.  – Sean-Michael Yoder

// Tracklisting //

Chris Fortier @ The Loft – Barcelona, Spain – October 2, 2010

Carlo Lio – Little Things
Jim Rivers – Junk
Llydo – Quinchos (Abe Duque Remix)
Samuel L Session – Sections (Stacey Pullen Remix)
Sinc & Horatio – Ramayana (Carlo Lio Remix)
Slam – Souvenir
Android Cartel – One For Santiago (Tooled Mix)
Nicole Moudaber – Stomp That
D.Diggler – Ultramarine (Dustin Zahn Sheep Remix)
DJ Emerson – 12 Monkeys (Beat Tool)
Dance Disorder – Zussamenn (Jerome Sydenham Remix)
Matthias Vogt – I Dreamed (Simon Garcia Remix)
Nima Khak – Grind It Out
Adam Beyer & Alexi Delano – Grass Carpet
Trentemoller – Moan (P/ Re-Edit)
Funk Dvoid – Shadowdancer
Deepbass & Ramon Toletski – Ouija (Pfirter Remix)
Egbert – Yourself
m0h – Last Day
Ticon – Jinxed (Christian Smith Remix)
Slam – Cacophony
Sergio & Benoit – Midnight People (Technasia Dub 1)
Digweed/Muir – Satellite (Christian Smith Remix)
Unkle – Follow Me Now (Fergie Remix)
Pig & Dan – The Ride
m0h – Alice
Nima Khak – Peppecorn
Jondi & Spesh – We Are Connected (Chris Fortier_40oz Remix)
Marko Nastic – All In Positions
Funk D’void – Italoca
Sinc & Horatio – Ramayana (Original Mix)
Walt J – Reborn (Dj Qu Rebirth Remix)
Nicole Moudaber – The Reason Why
Guy Gerber – Timing (Android Cartel Remix)
Gary Beck – Samisima
Chrisitan Smith – Opus One
Sterling Void – Alright (Paolo Re-Edit)

// Bio //

While many people may claim to know Chris’ sound, with their focus on labeling him one thing or another, Chris is equally as focused on his efforts to push back the musical boundaries. It is testament to the man that he continues to develop his sound and musical direction, after all, as the man says himself  “I just like to play good underground music, I don’t limit myself.  I am growing musically everyday, and the music I create and play reflects that”

It is artists such as Chris Fortier who are inextricably linked to the underground dance music scene that are the genuinely pushing the sound forward.  Chris’ determination to continue to push the envelope can be seen in all aspects of his career. Proof of this can be found on his now classic triple CD compilation Balance and his recent solo productions including his stellar debut artist album As Long As The Moment Exits.

The Balance 007 CD was a integral part of the now worldwide successful Balance series and brand. The album was a musical forecast of the fresh and exciting underground movement as we know it today. It is little wonder the CD was name checked for compilation of the year by numerous international magazines and websites. Taking his production a step further in 2007, his debut artist album was released to countless plaudits and impeccable praise. Followed by the remix version of the album saw Chris work along side the likes of Joel Mull, Ed Davenport, Mark Broom, Someone Else, Bruno Pronsato, Pheek and Maetrik.

Under his 40oz production guise Chris has released the several EPs and remixes that musically spreads comfortably across labels such as Bedrock, Wave Music, Cocoon, Kompakt or Get Physical. Recent remixes of Jim Rivers, Pfirter, Alexi Delano, Adultnapper, Derek Marin, Alland Byallo and John Selway, show Chris’ genre defying sound at it’s underground best. Not satisfied with status quo, Chris looks for the boundaries to continue to be pressed and pushed with each coming musical excursion

Chris has been a consistent figure on the world tour circuit with a professional DJ career spanning 19 plus years. He has continually been a crowd favorite, confirmed by his very first residency at the legendary “Aahz” in Orlando through to residencies at The Cross in London and at Twilo in his adopted home of New York. Behind numerous singles, remixes, artist albums and no less than 9 commercially released mix albums, you can catch him as easily in Tokyo as in Buenos Aires and all points in between on any given weekend.

To those that know Fortier’s history, they know to expect plenty more to come, for those that are just getting initiated, Welcome!

// Links //

// Current Releases //

The Harkers, Lui D, FM – Do We Have A Purpose? (Chris Fortier 40oz Remix) [Blaq Records] /
Chris Fortier, Audioglobin – Facilidad Profunda [Darek] /
Chris Fortier – Take The Light [Musical Missionary] /