Hailing from Mainz, near Frankfurt, Germany, Ian Pooley, alongside other nu school German artists such as Mousse T., Boris Dlugosch and partner in crime, DJ Tonka, has been swapping the traditional hard trance/techno sounds typical of some German clubs for the funky and sublime sounds imported from America, to great affects.
Pooley has been bridging the gap between techno and house, creating superb tracks such as the massive 'Celtic Cross' and 'Chord Memory' on the Force Inc. Music Works, as well as recording more housier and disco orientated workouts for labels such as John Acquaviva's Definitive Recordings, Effective Records and NRK Sound Division. Ian has also remixed for Daft Punk, Cardigans, The, Beloved, The, Green Velvet, Modjo, Nick Holder and many more. By refusing to pigeonhole his sound, Pooley records have graced the record boxes of DJs as diverse as Dave Clarke, Justin Robertson, Dave Angel, Judge Jules and Terry Farley. Most recently, Ian has recorded two albums for V2 Records, Inc.; "Meridian" was a classic Pooley album, choc full of tech-house delights and including the massive "What's Your Number" as remixed by Jazzanova and Bob Sinclar. Ian released his second LP for V2 in 2000; 'Since Then' saw Ian move in a more housier, latin direction and spawned the hit single '900 Degrees'.
Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem)
As a founding member of the world renowned dance-punk band, LCD Soundsystem and former member of Les Savy Fav, Pat Mahoney kept both groups in time as their staple drummer. But during those times one could also find him behind the decks with best friend, James Murphy. They had made a side career of DJing legendary parties and crafting perfect disco funk mixes like that of fabriclive 36 for London’s Fabric nightclub. These days he still travels the globe dropping mid-tempo balearic classics and obscure italo jams. His mix for Australia’s future classic released earlier this year is a perfect example of this tastemaking and DFA Records associated curation.
Ron Morelli (L.I.E.S. Records)
As boss of the excellent L.I.E.S imprint, Morelli’s cultivated a winning roster of weirdo analogue house and techno: Xosar, Willie Burns, Terekke and the almighty Terekke have all found a home at the label in its two years of existence. Morelli will be showcasing his fine taste behind the decks – anticipate slanted house music and the occasional off-piste excursion.
Co-Founder and Resident DJ of The Dog & Pony Show, Paul Raffaele has quickly become a rising star on New York’s underground club scene, earning a reputation as a hard-working, crate-digging DJ with real dedication to his craft and a true love for inspiring music. On the decks the young Raffaele time warps through classic and contemporary sounds, rocking house, disco, techno and beyond. Raffaele’s serious DJ talent has opened plenty of doors in a short time, enabling him to play all over New York as well as faraway lands like Ibiza, and to handily turn The Dog & Pony Show into one of New York’s don’t-miss parties.