Eklat Booking was established in 2010, operating as a booking agency for an international selection of DJs and Live acts currently working within the spectrum of house, minimal and techno music. Eklat's artist are also signed to reputable labels such as Cadenza, Cocoon, Desolat, Cecille and Serialism.
Electronic music is more than just the dance floors or the clubs but a way of life and a philosophy for innovation and the creative spirit which thrives in each artist.
This is our Podcast with DJ-mixes and Live-sets of our artists.
Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Cadenza / Mean
Argentinean artist Alejandro L. Ross aka Rudolf aka Perro Magnetico discovered a passion for music after been introduced to Jazz and drum rhythms by his Grandfather, which evolved into a love affair with electronic music that led him to perform live throughout Argentina. This would follow with a move to Europe where he established himself as a DJ in Ibiza, playing at clubs such as DC10, Pacha, Space and Monza.
With another move across to London where he co-founded two labels with Italian artist and friend Cesare Vs Disorder, called Mean Records and Serialism. It was here as well that he teamed up with current studio partner Viudez, releasing on labels such as Cadenza, Safari Electronique, Remake and Natural Rhythm. His rise continued with gigs at such luminary venues as Weekend, Club de Visionaire and Watergate in Berlin, Arma17 in Moscow as well as Fabric, Tbar and The End in London.
His intriguing personality, great productions and solid performances make him a special artist who has received global recognition. Releasing music under respected labels by the likes of : Cadenza(Switzerland) Archipel (Canada),Mean (UK) NervMusic (Russia), Serialism (UK), Sthlm (Switzerland) Stock5 (Germany) Natural rhythm(romania) and Thema (NYC).
Rudolf's hypnotizing DJ sets and productions never fail to impress, a constantly evolving underground artist who's elegant sounds with influences in Jazz and Swing flow effortlessly through his energetic and lively productions, Rudolf constantly reminds us of his Latin American roots while keeping a raw and industrial sense of minimalist Techno to his work.
finca am / OMMS Ibiza
Arian 911 owes his dj name to the American emergency call number 911, as it had become a recurring theme to be called if a party or event-line needed fresh input – he was the man to be called in an emergency. One prominent example for this quality took place in 2009 when he was contacted by Space / Ibiza to help with the programming of the club’s new night Kehakuma.
Arian 911 got inspired in the late 80s to investigate in the fields of music production and his first idea, a fusion of Native American chant and electronic beats became the first release of Sven Väth´s legendary Eye Q label in 1990 (Sunchild feat. Joanne Shenandoah “Nature Dance”).
Due to the big success of his first record he decided to build himself a base with a studio on Ibiza in 1993. In 1995 he founded Ibiza´s first record label Open Mind Music (later on O.M.M. Sounds). He was one of the first to book Sven Väth for some unforgettable events on the Iseland, which helped to pave the ground for the impressive success of Cocoon nights at Amnesia.
Andreas Wiegand aka Andomat 3000 aka DJ Mahatma is usually an impressed Hardtechno- DJ and Producer, who elates this scene for many years with his innovative sound. But his love for music makes him often searching for diversification, so to him it is naturally, to fun around on new musical playgrounds.
The history of Andomat 3000 started in 2006, when he and Jan Ivanitz found the project „Andomat 3000 & Jan“. In this case the success came up very accidentally, even if Andi never calculated with positive reactions on his release „Entracte Music“ and the EP „L Delay“ from Luciano’s hip label Cadenza. When he heard of it, he was totally surprised.
Since 2008 Andomat 3000, he mostly focused on working solo on own productions, and releases continually with high quality on a number of internationally well-reputated labels like Cecille, Four:Twenty Recordings, Einmaleins Musik or Highgrade Records. His name stands for quality, so it doesn’t wonder at all, that his records are always sold out rapidly and are to be positioned pretty high in the download charts.
Apart from productions he continuously works on his skills as a live-act, leading to great parties on dancefloors all over Europe, and also in Russia, Japan and the U.S. His unequivocal fresh sound just attracts everyone.
The goal of Andomat 3000 is, to create moving, funny and individual housemusic. But one basic principle can be always found, he is always focussing on one thing: The music has to be funky and has to get to the legs. For him, production and performance are interesting, that would mean the creative process, „self-expression“ and music in the club-context. The opinion of others, like if they find it extremely cool or simply horrible, or how his product will be exploited, doesn‘ t really bother him at all. Being creative is IN!
Andomat 3000 on this: „I love music, and I love making music.“
Pretty easy, isn’t it?
George P. started his DJ career in the early 90´s. He also organised a lot of Partys around Mannheim and Later he lounched the "What´s Up" Radioshow. In 2007 he moved over to Berlin and foundet his Label "Diaphan Music" with the sublabel "Deep Series". George´s music is located somewhere between House and Techno with a touch of dub and alot of deepness.
The name Fimo mainly known as a modelling material, that you can get in different colours, to built some toy figures with. In this case the three guys from Mannheim brought the project Fimo alive to built DJs favourite toy, we call House Music!
Each of the three friends has a variety of musical roots, which in combination developed to an ambitious and productive trio. The influences are ranging from Deep House enriched with jazzy and dubby elements to minimal groovy tunes.
The guys have been musically active in their region around Mannheim for many years, in 2008 they decided to change from single works to a productive trio and started to develop their own Sound. In the same year they presented their first release called “Pollenflug EP” on ProgCityDeep Recordings and gave a first view on their different interpretation of deep amd groovie electronic house music. After the success of “Pollenflug” another releases on Diaphan Records and LaPena and some remixes followed.
Besides DJing and studio work they started 2009 their own label “percusa records” the first releases already promised an new exciting label and so it´s no wonder that this projekt is already supported by many well known DJ´s.
Actually Fimo is working on their own liveact to bring the jamming Feeling out from Studio to the people on the floor.
The mixes and productions by Fimo already got huge resonance and support from many Artists and house lovers all over the globe.
Lust Rec / OMMS Ibiza
Berlin / Germany
German Deep House and Tech House DJ/Producer, Joe Seff has been spinning records since 2002, having organized his own events through out the lower regions of Bavaria in the south east of Germany. A true lover of records, he began to build his own sound influenced by deep house, minimal and jazz.
Having moved to Stuttgart, he soon joined up with local agency JaGoo Events and became part of their roster, which included artists such as Johnny D, Silicone Soul and Federico Molinari. Joe began to DJ his way around Germany and Europe, playing at many renowned clubs such as Pacha Ibiza Flex Vienna and Sven Väth's legendary Cocoon club.
By this time Joe Seff's first production come to light in the form of a remix for Lust Recordings and a remix for OMMS Ibiza. He has also compiled a DJ mix compilation for ZYX Music entitled "Deep House Greatest". Following on from JaGoo, Joe created his own booking agency EKLAT Booking which he is still managing up to this day.
Joe Seff prescribes his life to electronic music in all its shapes and colours, a true believer in his sound for which nothing is greater than being able to share this with the dance floor.
Berlin / Germany
Edgar Jack is the pseudonym of Berlin based artist, Benjamin Zulauf. Hailing from three countries no less (Switzerland, England and Australia), he is in some ways a true man of international mystery...
His curiosity with music began very simply with a Juno 106 synthesizer and Roland MC303 back in 1999. It was during this time that he also began clubbing and collecting vinyl, buying new and used EPs, often spending an entire day shifting through 2nd hand record stores and gear shops.
Since then he has been steadily working in the studio and building up his skills, drawing in influences from techno, electronica, house and dubstep. His productions have been supported from the scenes best, including Laurent Garnier, Peace Division, Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Magda, Craig Richards, Luke Solomon, Dubfire, Paco Osuna, Monika Kruse, Bloody Marry, Konrad Black and Luciano.
His first release was for Dutch label Manual Music with Laurent Charbon, since then he has followed up with releases for 2600 Records, Recycle Records, Manual Music and on his own label Hummingbird which he launched in 2010.
Frankfurt a.M. (Germany)
Notes / WIR
Swiss born Daniel Mehlhart , living in Frankfurt /Main is releasing music since early 2006. He left his marks on labels like Karmarouge, Get Physical, Kindisch, WIR, and many more In 2011 Daniel founded his own imprint called "notes" and he also started to play live gigs.
Daniel Mehlhart was born in Basel, Switzerland in 1986 but was raised in the suburbs of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Fascinated by the energy of electronic music, he bought his first turntables at the age of 16 and began djing.
These days Daniel Mehlhart is busy with producing. His releases feature already on labels such as Get Physical, Kamarouge and Kindisch. Most recently he released on WIR, Movida Recordings and on Gabriel Ananda´s new Imprint, Basmati.
In 2011 he launched his own vinyl & digital label, “notes” which includes releases from Gabriel Ananda, Matt Star and naturally from Daniel as well.
Daniel loves to seduce the party crowd, make you dream, dance and fall in love with his productions and DJ sets. Warm deep rolling basslines with finely arranged melodies are key to Daniel´s style and sound, this can best described as timeless and rare to find in most artists today.
Daniel is mainly spinning Minimal and Tech house tracks but also likes to spin some deeper, funkier house tunes.
Rainer aka (Ray), originally from Barcelona, spent his childhood in California where He started collecting and playing records in 2000 with interest in Techno, Electro, Rock, Disco, house...the roots which later influenced his first electronic productions back in 2006. In 2007 he moved to London to continue producing and playing. 2009 saw Rainer rapidly conquer the London dance floors with his DJ sets and his first release on Serialism records "Neuralgia" firmly secured his place in the industry, receiving support from the likes of Seth Troxler, Cesare vs Disorder, Kate Simko and Ryan Crosson amongst others.
Over the past 2 years we have seen him play internationally in some of the world’s most known clubs including Fabric in London, Weekend and Watergate in Berlin. Berlin has inspired him to work on new projects like his "El ser o el no ser EP", released in January 2011 on Luc Ringeisen's Vinylclub records with Pier Bucci on remix duty, which again received much support from the industry hottest djs and fans alike!
Also featured on Remake Musique vol.8 under both his monikers (Ray and Dusty Dreamboat) and his first EP on Serialism Records, (8000 feet up) with an edit of Shaun Reeves & Tale of Us.
A very waited ep on desolat with Javier Viudez was released in end sep 2011.This kicked off a new chapter of their lifes and team up for 5 tracks, tales of lost memories and other-worldiness of early morning hours, that were some of the best kept secrets of Loco Dice sets last summer.
Connaisseur / Suara / Bass Culture
Amsterdam / Netherlands
Zoë Xenia, hailing from Amsterdam in the Netherlands started her music career as a singer and songwriter. Bitten by the House bug she began to produce and develop her own style of electronic music - a hybrid of rolling basses, chords and funk fuelled beats. Using her own voice but not only as a vocal she created her sounds just like an instrument itself. Thus keeping her firmly on the avant-garde tip.
Zoë Xenia currently performs both as a DJ and a Live Vocalist/MC electronic act for parties and festivals throughout Europe and around the world. Her own productions have been released on labels such as ArtMiniMal, Connaisseur, BassCulture and Suara. Her track “Right Here Feels So Good“ reached nr 25 in the Deep House top 100 downloads on Beatport and her Catz and Dogz Remix of “You Got Me Started“ was charted as one of the Top 10 Tracks of April 2011.
Apart from producing her own music, Zoë Xenia has worked as a vocalist for other artists. She has made vocals for global superstar DJ Richard Grey and for Kosmo Records for the new re-release of BBE's huge dance-hit “7 Days And One Week”, appearing in the accompanying video clip.
Zoë is about to release on Plastic City Records and has recently started a new project with Swedish DJ/Producer Cari Lekebusch. All in all it looks already like an accomplished year and 2012 is shaping up to be something special for Zoë.