In:Vision Leeds - Alex Celler, John Dimas & Jack Wickham
In:Vision Leeds - Alex Celler, John Dimas & Jack Wickham
Leeds Underground House & Techno outfit has a new home at the legendary Warehouse on Saturday April 13th...
ALEX CELLER // Area Remote, Cecille
JOHN DIMAS // One Records, Bass Culture
JACK WICKHAM // One Records, Catwash Records
ACID MONDAYS // Illusion Recordings, 2020 Vision
ALEX CELLER //
Alexandros Berdos mostly know as Alex Celler was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. Now Thessaloniki might not be the first place that comes to mind when speaking about electronic music, but during the late 90's and 00's names like Juan Atkins, Sven Vath, Jeff Mills, and Ricardo Villalobos visited the city regularly inspiring a whole new generation with the sounds of house & techno. Soon enough, Alex decided to move to London in 2004 where he quickly got involved in the scene collecting records, djing regularly and producing music.
Few years later in 2009, his strong releases in Tuning Spork, All Inn and Freak n Chic and Cecille (along with good friend Anthea) helped him establish himself as one of the promising upcoming names of his generation. This strong line of productions & remixes got him spinning regularly in London's very own Fabric as well as Ibiza's Underground, Amnesia and DC10, Trouw (Amsterdam) , Arma 17 (Moscow) and Watergate (Berlin) to name just a few. With a busy tour schedule ahead and his productions being supported by the likes of Ricardo Villalobos, Sven Vath, Rhadoo and Dan Ghenacia among many others the future looks promising.
Alex’s distinctive DJ style hints towards an obsessive attitude to crate digging – playing out an impressive blend of rare, old and modern tracks. His sound comes deep yet energetic, with strong basslines and loose rhythms keeping the emphasis on the groove.
As of 2012, Alex is preparing new collaborations with All Inn Records from Romania, as well as Seuil's imprint Eklo Recordings. His new range of records include a sophisticated approach to sound design based on modular synthesizers and drum machines along with an urge to explore, create and deliver subtle yet challenging electronic music.
JOHN DIMAS //
John Dimas is an established House DJ and producer from Thessaloniki in Greece who is currently based in Berlin. John’s first introduction in to dance music came at the end of the 90s where he first caught the house bug and started collecting house records from the limited number of record stores in Greece. His musical culture at this time covered a wide range of styles; from
house to techno to acid to everything in between, but it was house music that really captured his imagination from an early age. Over the years he’s built himself a solid reputation as one of Greece’s finest selectors, regularly outshining the touring international DJs with local club owners soon recognizing his musical talents and installing him as the main attraction. John started making music in 2008 to compliment his growing DJ reputation around the Mediterranean, but it is with his productions that he is now becoming best known for. Since taking a starring role at the Nuits Sonores festival in France a few years ago, John has been in huge demand for his DJing and exceptional productions.
John’s first productions as one half of Actor One surfaced in 2008 but it is with his solo music that John is really hitting the mark. John’s special music delivers a rhythm that will lift your mind, sooth your soul and keep you dancing all night long. With releases on hugely respected labels such as Bass Culture, Smoke City, Claap, One Records and the huge ‘Living Lies’ mini LP release on DJ Terry’s ‘La Vie En Rose’ label which was dubbed ‘The tune of DC10 2012’, John is in a rich vain of form and is in big demand. His new music is getting lauded by some of House music’s biggest names, with his ‘Inside Your Soul’ track being featured on Dyed Soundorom’s cover mount CD for DJ mag and being championed by the like of DJ Terry, Apollonia and every quality house DJ worth their salt.
John has now joined forces with the Illusion Recordings and One Records crews who have taken him under their wing and are helping him to spread his undeniable DJ skills around the best parties in Europe. John is a real talent and plays and makes only the very best house music and is set for big things in 2013… so do not hesitate to sign up this true house star in the making.
ACID MONDAYS //
Formed somewhere in the 5th dimension, Acid Mondays is the cosmic coalition of fellow psychonauts Negghead and Lex Wolf. Brought together by their love for fat beats, inter dimensional travel & cups of tea; they are on a never-ending journey exploring inner and outer space.
Expect altered states of hallucinogenic house and reality bending techno. It would be a cliché to say they have a great future, but they’ve been there and beyond and have returned to the NOW to do it all again…
Building on their releases for labels such as 2020 Vision, Compost, Magnetic and Circus Recordings, Acid Mondays have a string of exciting music ready to drop in 2013 including an EP for Sascha Dive’s ‘Deep Vibes’ label out in January, their deubt EP on ‘Illusion Recordings’ in February and one on the new label ‘Nilla’ in May which is run by the Romanian ‘All Inn’ crew.
These debut EPs have already received great support, getting plays from Laurent Garnier, Tobi Neumann, Ricardo Villalobos, Dan Ghenacia, Yousef, Sebo K and the house legend DJ Sneak.
Along with remixes for Contemporary Scarecrow, Wolfgang Haffner and another EP for ‘Circus Recordings’ Acid Mondays are stepping it up this year.