Artist Playlist - Having taken advantage of his years touring to explore his own musical investigations and create an internationally flavored sonic palate, Aguayo continues to deepen his relationship with artists from different places on this planet. His DJ sets move beyond standards, implementing his voice and using percussion he plays a seductive game with the audience. Performing live together with "the district union", Cómeme's powerful rhythm section.
Terranova is an electronic dance music duo by DJs/producers Fetisch, &ME, based between Berlin and Paris.
Fetisch was born in Berlin and lives in Paris. Between those cities you will find a lot of music that he has had a stake in. Growing up between Brussels, London and New York, his knowledge of the electronic underground is as vast as the influence he has had on the scene - refusing to accept any borders in music is what has made him one of the most distinctive personalities in dance music you will ever find.
With a strong sense of punk and coming from a hip hop point of view, Fetisch spent his teenage nights at New York's legendary Mudd Club, Roxy and Paradise Garage. His career was launched spinning records at NY mainstays Danceteria and Tunnel, followed by an infamous first recording "Axis" in 1990 with the Stereo MCs released on Geest/Warlock Records. As this was the heyday of rave, he also could be regularly found DJing at illegal warehouse parties and at London's infamous Wag Club.
Having moved back to Berlin in the mid '90's, Fetisch formed Terranova in 1996 as a project with shifting members and various vocalists to create a blend of electronica, house, hiphop and punk. Terranova's first compilation was released as a part of the now legendary !K7 DJ Kicks series, they also stayed on with the label releasing the massively acclaimed 1999 debut album "Close The Door" which was recorded at Connie Planck's Cologne studio. The same landmark studio where Bowie recorded and Kraftwerk launched their career.
The list of contributors and collaborators with Terranova is rich and vast. They have worked with Manuel Göttsching ('Tokyo Tower'), Ari-up (The Slits), Tricky, Mike Ladd, Kaos, Cath Coffey and Princess Superstar amongst others. Terranova has been released through iconic dance labels such as Ministry of Sound, DJ Hells Gigolo Records, Compost,Island Records and !K7. After teaming up with &ME (the Ghanian DJ and founder of Keinemusik) in 2007, he signed with the famous imprint Kompakt from Cologne, the secret capital of German electronica. Following two massively received club singles "So Strong" and "I Want To Go Out", 2012 sees the release of their full length "Hotel Amour"- a blend of deep house, pop and electronica - which features the likes of Khan, Snax, Tomas Hoffding of Whomadewho, Billie Ray Martin, Nicolette Krebitz and actor legend Udo Kier.
Fetisch continues on his work with &ME, now a solid member of Terranova and their notorious famed act, The Lottergirls. They have also written and produced soundtracks for movies and Theatre, and a long list of remixes for groups as diverse as New Order, Roxy Music, Fisherspooner, Ennio Morricone, Gui Boratto... even Herbert Groenemeyer!
In their own words: "We grew up and got our education in clubs and will produce and play music until we drop."
Our extremely popular compilation series: Every year, veteran and freshman artists are chosen for an exhaustive overview of past label exploits - but it wouldn't be TOTAL without the exclusive stuff, so we're more than happy to add a generous serving of brandnew tracks.
The Icelandic band Gus Gus originally spawned from a shortcut made by Siggi Kjartansson and Stefán Árni (a.k.a. Arni & Kinski) called "Pleasure". Initially the band was acclaimed as an avant-garde collective of musicians, producers, filmmakers and performers. They mixed together different mediums to create a unique mixture of sound and vision. Their trademark style is combined with funky bass, streamlined synths and the intelligent use of technology and art. Árni & Kinski did the visual part and the musical side was driven by Birgir Þórarinsson (a.k.a. Veiran), Stephan Stephenssen (a.k.a President Bongo), Magnús Guðmundsson (a.k.a. Herb Legowitz). The live band was fronted by singers Daníel Ágúst, Hafdís Huld and Magnús Jónsson (a.k.a. Blake).
Gus Gus is an electronic soul band formed in 1995. A short brake in a making of the shortcut made it possible for the first Gus Gus self-titled album to be born. In 1996 the band signed to 4AD Records that released their widely acclaimed second album "Polydistortion". "This Is Normal" followed in 1999 and finally "Gus Gus vs T-World" appeared in 2000. During the 4AD years, Gus Gus started touring massively, stirring the music world with their powerful live-show. The touring life was stressful for the nine some and eventually called for changes within the line up. Six original members left and the three remaining producers (Veiran, President Bongo and Herb Legowitz) soon found hope in a new female singer, Earth aka Urður Hákonardóttir. The band has ever since focused on being a musical entity.
In 2002 Gus Gus re-appeared with their 4th studio album "Attention" which includes their most successful dance floor hit "David". On the album the band teamed up with the legendary producer Gareth Jones and Finnish multi-instrumentalist Jimi Tenor. The album demonstrates a sharply focused club-band full of creativity and even more energetic than ever. Daníel Ágúst
Gus Gus just released there 7th studio album, Arabian Horse, on Kompakt, Germany.
Artist Playlist - Budding techno heavyweight and creative polymath Gui Boratto has come a long way from his roots in the advertising sector of his Brazilian home town of São Paolo.A student of architecture and design, Gui's earliest musical work came in the studio producing many commercial pop and rock acts. It wasn't until Gui's self released 2004 debut album 'Royal House', when he drew attention for it's juxtaposition of latin percussive elements with classic French House.After sending a two track demo to Kompakt in 2005, Gui shot to prominence with the release of 12 inch 'Arquipélago' on K2, catalyzing a number of well received singles on labels such as Audiomatique, Plastic City and Kompakt's Pop imprint.Infusing a much needed dose of colour amidst the monochrome minimal landscape, his 2007 debut album 'Chromophobia' drew unanimous critical praise and sparked an avalanche of distinct productions and remixes. Singles 'Mr Decay' and the epic anthem 'A Beautiful Life' became emblematic of a greater scene shift toward richer melodic climes, the latter being particularly special as it features Gui's wife, Luciana Villanova, on vocals.With a style characterized by a combination of blissful pop sensibilities and complex dance floor arrangements, Gui soon developed a distinct aesthetic profile, aided by the live arrangement of his favorite tracks on the 'Addicted' compilation released on Platipus in 2007. Gui has himself featured on innumerable compilations, from club mixes released by Fabric, Ministry of Sound and Cocoon to essential label mixes from Pokerflat, Mobilee and DFA.His remix abilities are also in high demand, with Gui having worked with artists as high profile as Goldfrapp and The Pet Shop Boys, as well as contributing interpretations of his contemporaries from SCSI-9 to Bomb the Bass. As Brazil's premiere techno export, Gui has developed a reputation for his relentless touring schedule, and has graced the stage of the most prominent clubs and festivals in the electronic music sphere both as solo performer and alongside Kompakt head Michael Mayer.On that collaborative tip, Gui has joined forces with a number of producers over the years, most recently releasing productions in collaboration with German house luminaries Marc Romboy and Martin Eyerer on Systematic and Audiomatique respectively.With the sophisticated sophomore album 'Take My Breath Away' dropping in early 2009 and a comprehensive calendar of dates in support, Gui shows no sign of slowing the momentum that has powered his ascent to the pinnacle of the electronic music community.