Deepak Sharma & Dieter Krause
A deep passion for music, connecting with people, and a love for life are the focus for Deepak Sharma as he continues to grow as a DJ, producer and record label owner.
The story of Deepak Sharma’s rise can be traced back to 2001 when as a promoter; he was booking and playing alongside some of the world’s most recognizable talent. One particular night opened the door for Deepak was booking Fabric resident’s Craig Richards and Lee Burridge as Tyrant at his Wednesday night soiree at a lounge in Brooklyn named Boogaloo. The night was a resounding success, and lead to Deepak being asked to release a mix compilation reflective of his style of music and vibe of the venue. Finally, after nearly two years of work, Deepak released Boogaloo. Brooklyn. 3:23pm in late 2004 with music from producers that weren’t well known at the time or a style and sound as popular as today. The compilation received worldwide praise with reviews in leading dance music publications such as De:bug, BPM, Remix, BPM, URB, DJ Times, Raveline, Beatfactor, ClubbingSpain and Sound Revolt. Germany’s prestigious De:bug Magazine called it, “One of the finest mix CD’s I’ve heard in a long time.” Similar high praise came from Big Shot Magazine, who said, “Sharma indulges us in some of the most pristine minimal techno we've heard in ages. This is mandatory late-night/morning after listening. Not since Terry Francis' ‘Architecture’ series has a mix compilation explored the realm of tech-house so well." The release of the compilation opened the doors for Deepak to begin to tour North America, South America and gig in Europe. Besides the numerous clubs, festivals and lounges Deepak has played, one highlight includes spinning an in-store DJ set at Virgin Megastore in Union Square, New York City as promotion for the release of the mix compilation. It was during this time Deepak turned his focus to producing. After the release of the compilation, Deepak met Dieter Krause who also produces
under the moniker, Laplaceausoleil and had a track on the mix. It wasn’t long before the two began to work on tracks together, leading to their partnership. Eventually in 2006, Deepak decided to start Hidden Recordings as a means to take their sound to the world.
Since then, Hidden Recordings has provided a wide range of techno to hundreds of DJs and fans. The label’s sound ranges from deep techno to atmospheric chill-out with quirky, groovy bass lines and has been played in big room gigs, festivals, to smaller lounges and early morning terraces.
The press has taken notice of the duo’s rising popularity, with AOL Music's Spinner.com comparing their sound and style to minimal techno giants Lusine, Superpitcher, Booka Shade along with Alex Smoke and Gui Boratto. In addition the duo has been reviewed in prominent magazines such as XLR8R, DJ Times, Time Out New York, MixMag (UK), Trax (France) and Raveline (Germany). Also, they have licensed music to respected UK label Four-Twenty for their Music02 mix compilation. Global recognition continues to pour in from Europe as the remix of their sixth release produced my Karri O titled ‘Ajaton’ peaked as the #1 download
on Germany’s Kompakt-MP3 in December of 2008. In April of 2009, Hidden Recordings graced the cover of DJ Times, complete with an interview in the magazine. Music from the label has garnered the support from all over the globe, with artists such as Pier Bucci, Butane, Argenis Brito, Ambivalent, Alexi Delano, Barem, Maetrik, Patrick Bateman, Noah Pred, Gregory Shiff, Derek Plaslaiko and Eric Cloutier all enjoying the label’s music.
In 2007, Deepak and Dieter beat out established publishing groups and produced music for Singapore's Ogilvy & Mather advertising agency and their client, Heineken Global.
Currently, the Hidden Recordings roster has expanded to include like-minded artists such as Gustavo Lamas, Karri O, Pablo Bolivar and Monkey Brothers all completing releases with a remixes by the duo. Major worldwide partners include Beatport, Kompakt, Juno, DanceRecords and Complete-USA handling vinyl distribution. http://www.myspace.com/deepaksharma
Dieter has always been a fan of all styles of music from Jazz to Rock and Blues. His knowledge has helped him bring his gift producing to the forefront. He is a part of the duo named Laplaceausoleil and has released on Cologne's Plong! label as well as Berlin's Eintakt Records. He also has tracks up on net-labels throughout Europe like Sinergy-Networks, CleverMusic,Sumodehouse and Dreiton.net. His latest release is called Miss You on Sinergy-Networks.http://www.myspace.com/dieterkrause
Gustavo Lamas has been a part of the electronic scene in Buenos Aires since 1998. He has released on labels such as Onitor, Traum and Kompakt,(Germany), Persona, (USA) and Oral (Canadian).
At the end of 2000, “Mañana” came out by German label Kompakt. A 12” with three tracks that show different aspects of his work: no beat ambient, down tempo dub and a personal vision of house. The ambient track of this vinyl is also included in the “Pop Ambient 2001” Kompakt compilation.
During 2001 he was invited to participate in the second edition of Mutek Festival in Montreal, Canada. He was one of the 13 artist of the event to be asked for a track to be included in the Mutek compilation. He also played in neighbour countries like Uruguay and Chile. Without forgetting his more experimental and ambient material, he started developing more dance oriented music playing in several local events.
Because his style can oscillate between Pop Ambient and his particular vision of Techno and House, he has been invited to take part in cultural centers as well as clubs to play for the dancefloor or to be part of the line up in festivals like Creamfields. He also was part of important festivals around the world as Sonar (Spain), Rumor (Holland), Lost Of Souls (Belgium), Encuentro Electronico (Colombia) and Mutek (Canadá, Mexico and Argentina)
In June his first 12” was released in USA in Stewart Walker’s label Persona Records and now he joins the Hidden Recordings family with 'Recorre'.http://www.myspace.com/gustavolamas
Karri O. started his career as an electronic musician and deejay in 1992, after first producing music with a friend of his on a pair of Commodore Amigas. Since then he has performed at numerous clubs and parties in cities around the world including Detroit, Tokyo, Kyoto,Toronto, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Vilnius, Budapest and St. Petersburg. Over the past decade his love of techno has led him in many directions, including event promotion and vinyl vending, and his music has been released on several well-acclaimed labels like Resopal, Plong!, Toys for Boys and Lebensfreude. Originally from Helsinki, Finland, Karri O. moved to Toronto, Canada in summer 2007.http://www.karri-o.net
Monkey Brothers are Ruben and Sergio Pellon. As brothers, it was natural to start producing music together, and leads to the beginning of Monkey Brothers projects with the intention to create their original techno sound.
Sergio was first who started playing music in 1994 and became the resident DJ in MDF Sofa Club in Madrid (Spain) for more than 4 years, and at the same time, he started to produce music. Together they have been sharing the decks with artists such as Kiki, My My, and Superpitcher. In 2003, Ruben moved to Lithuania and started playing at Stereo 45, an underground club in Vilnius where he became the pioneer of the electronic music scene there. He then became the resident DJ at Gravity club. In 2006 they opened they own club "Milk Bar" where people could hear Pier Bucci, Mike Shanon, ADA, Smash TV. During that time, they were continuing to play throughout East Europe in "Fabric", "Nature" (Madrid), "Fellini"(Barcelona), "La Metro" (Alicante), FIB Festival (Castellon), Gravity (Vilnius), Nemo (Gomel), Festimad f (Madrid).
In April 2008, Monkey Brothers released their EP "Panico Escenico" for Regular label, one of the most important and recognizable labels in Spain, and continue working with artist such as Pablo Bolivar, Inaqui Marin, Jeff Bennet, Jaumetic, and Anna.
At this moment Monkey Brothers are preparing their new release for Regular and another EP for the New York label Hidden Recordings, which will include a remix by Pablo Bolivar. They also continue to play live every weekend in clubs around Europe.Http://www.myspace.com/monkeybrothersmusic
Pablo Bolivar, dj and producer started with music very young, being his first radio editions and dj sets in his natural city, focused on electronic music since 1996. After a good impulse to this kind of music in Santander, he moves to Barcelona searching new ideas and shapes, playing at clubs and festivals all around Spain, Europe and all the world (Japan, HongKong, Brazil, Chile…) . In 2003 he won the prize for the most risky proposal at Bilbo-Rock Festival in Bilbao. Definitely he was different…
He produces for Regular Label, where in January 2006 released his first LP on his own “Anjanas”, a work full of electronic dance tracks and experimental music. We can also find other works under the alias of Paper. He work like a remixer for different labels over the world, growing and growing in his music career.
He was working in DecoderMuzique for 3 years , world electronic music distributor and artist agency, now he knows how the music market is , and how to work on it.
In January 2007 together with Aphro, they create PULSHAR, advanced electronic music produccions (dub, hiphop, ambient), who in summer 2007 they released the first PULSHAR album called BROTHERHOOD a jewel of future dub and soul ..
On his live sets he express his particular vision of electronic music: warm, groove, precise, in crescendo until his unique shape in deep sound of dance music. Also his dj sets are full of creativeness, mixing the latest records with the classic tunes, on very special atmospheres, but always direct to the dance floor!
Nowadays he lives in Barcelona.http://www.myspace.com/pablobolivar