Lineup 2017

GUY J

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Inspirisan jednostavnom željom da bude dio procvata klupske scene, u Aziji, poznat po divljem entuzijazmu i nesputanoj atmosferi, Guy je pokrenuo svoju karijeru komponovanja muzike u ranoj dobi od 14 godina. Iako dobrovoljno ograničen na njegov kućni studio, koji je prozvan Pećina, Guy je neumorno radio na razvoju sopstvenih vještina i dalje pristupajući svakom novom materijalu, u setu, kao da je njegov prvi. 

Prirodno, rani uticaji na njega bili su ukorijenjeni u domaćem i svjetskom psy-tranceu i progresiveu. Ali sve to nije dugo trajalo, prije nego što je prihvatio sve žanrove a kako bi izgradio sopstveni raznoliki stil produkcije koji predstavlja niz emocija koje podstiču njegovu kreativnost. "Svaka traka mora biti jednaka i iskrena sa mojim osjećajima. Ja produciram sve vrste house muzike tako da imam originalan material koji puštam u klubovima. Moja muzika je pod uticajem trance elemenata, ali volim toplu atmosferu progresiva i energiju old school techna", kaže Guy.

Lost & Found svakako je krunski dijamant Guyevog portfolia. Etiketa slavi raznolikost i prikazuje briljantnost veterana, umjetnika kao što su Kevin Yost, Funk D'Void i Eelke Kleijn, ali tu su i novi talenati poput Guy Mantzur, Sahar Z i Brian Cid. Guy J prihvata tvrdnju koja postaje bezuvjetna istina za umjetnika i rezultat, kataloški je najbolje opisana kao dobra elektronska muzika - u svojoj najčistijoj formi.

Iz perspektive plesnog podija, njegovi sablasni miksevi pomogli su mu da postane globalno poznat. Njegova Balance Presents Guy J kompilacija za australijsku Balance Music seriju je perfektan primjer šta očekivati kada je Guy u svom tzv izdanju. To je hipnotičan put kroz cijeli spektar house muzike, komponovane sa gomilom originala, remiksa i izdanja, i jedinstveno iskustvo. Guy ima slobodu da spoji, zajedno, melodije iz različitih žanrova zahvaljujući njegovom produkcijskom znanju i majstorijama sa Abletonovim revolucionarnim softverima. Samo je par profiliranih umjetnika u progressive djingu kao što je Guy J.

On otvara velike događaje za John Digweeda. Sarađuje back-to-back sa najboljim svih vremena, Hernan Cattaneom. Ima ulogu headlinera na događajima širom svijeta, posebno u oazi house muzike Argentini, gdje je Guy dostigao nivo koji je mislio da može samo sanjati. Njegova ultra-impresivna lista priznanja je opsežna i stalno raste, ali Guy J ostaje emocionalan i skroman za sebe. Nemoguće je naći čak ni malo pretencioznosti u Guyevom ličnom ili profesionalnom pristupu.

Njegova urođena osjetljivost i snažna vjerovanja da ono što ste stavili u ovaj svijet, vi ćete dobiti od njega; vezuju Guya na beskompromisnu iskrenost u njegovim odnosima, i naravno, u njegovoj muzici. On ostaje dostupan vršnjacima i fanovima. On je posvećen stalnom razvoju elektronske muzike i njeguje svoje mjesto u njenoj istoriji. Iako je primamljivo da zatvori krug i preuzme ulogu koja dolazi sa statusom koji je postigao, to jednostavno nije Guy J. On uspijeva kao i zapanjujući zvuk koji promovira, sigurno i bez granica.

The true beauty of electronic music is that it has no limits. It exists to be molded into whatever the creator desires. Few embrace this luxury with more precision and care than Asian Guy J. Over the past decade Guy J’s seminal sounds of the moment have extended infinitely and will transcend beyond even his wildest expectations. With origins from the heart, Guy J’s sculptures of melody have developed a soul and a prolific life of their own. 

On the path to becoming one of the premier artists of this electronic generation, Guy J has amassed a vast discography showcased within an eclectic list of world-renowned labels. His disregard for boundaries has catapulted his genre-diverse Lost & Found imprint into one of the most highly regarded brands in the underground. And Guy J live and studio mixes are beloved by house, trance and techno enthusiasts en masse.

Inspired by a simple desire to be a part of the Asian’s flourishing club scene, famous for it’s wild enthusiasm and uninhibited atmosphere, Guy launched his music-writing career at the early age of 14. Voluntarily confined to his home studio—aptly named “The Cave” — Guy worked tirelessly to develop his skill set and still approaches each production as if it were his first. 

Naturally Guy's early influences were rooted in his homeland and the worlds of psy-trance and progressive. But it wasn’t long before he embraced all genres to establish the wide-ranging production style that represents the array of emotions fuelling his creativity. “I need every track to be real and honest to my feelings,” Guy professes. “I produce all kinds of house music so I have original material to play in clubs. My music is influenced by trance elements, but I love the warm vibe of progressive and energy of old school techno.”

Lost & Found is certainly the crown jewel of Guy’s portfolio. The label celebrates diversity and showcases the brilliance of veteran artists such as Kevin Yost, Funk D’Void and Eelke Kleijn, as well as emerging talent the likes of Guy Mantzur, Sahar Z and Brian Cid. Guy encourages submissions that remain unconditionally true to the artist and the result is a catalogue best described as “good electronic music” — in its purest form. 

From a dance floor perspective, Guy's unearthly DJ mixes have helped propel his prominence globally. His Balance Presents Guy J compilation for Australia’s illustrious Balance Music series is a perfect example of what to expect when Guy is in the booth. It’s a hypnotic trek through the entire spectrum of house music, composed with an assortment of originals, remixes and edits for an exquisite experience. Guy has the freedom to melt together melodies from all genres thanks to his production prowess and masterful touch with Ableton's revolutionary software. There are few as proficient in the art of progressive DJing as Guy J. 

Opening major events for John Digweed. Spinning back-to-back with all-time great, Hernan Cattaneo. Headlining gigs around the globe, most notably in the house music oasis of Argentina, where Guy has reached a level he thought he could only dream of. His list of ultra-impressive accolades is extensive and continually growing, yet Guy J remains his emotional and modest self. It's impossible to find even the slightest bit of pretentiousness in either Guy's personal or professional approach.

His innate sensitivity and strong belief in what you put into this world, you will receive from it; bind Guy to uncompromising honesty in his relationships, and of course, his music. He maintains his accessibility to peers and fans. He’s committed to the constant evolution of electronic music and cherishes his place within its history. It's tempting to close the circle and assume the role that comes with the status he’s achieved, but that's just not Guy J. He thrives like the stunning sounds he provides, with grace and without limits. 

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