SQL Italy [ ITA ]
Andrea Acquaroli aka SQL (Italy) musical expert since his youngest age, he lands soon into the electronic music scene, changing his conception of harmony, expressing his art with digital sounds. He starts mixing straight on with Traktor discovering its huge dj-ing potentiality, giving freedom to his creativity. SQL (Italy) develops techno/tech-house djsets with an harmonious technique, adding his instinctive and fluid style, keep on with the research of rhythm beats. Founder of the Pulse event, a techno party where sound and visual arts are merged, in 2010 SQL (Italy) opens all the events of the Italian MothLab tour, in 2011 he joins the MothLab Gang.
Matias Jofre [ USA ]
(S)innerScene/Rite of Wednesdays/Momentum
The traditional functionality of Techno | Minimal | Tech House music must always be present, but for Matias Jofre its all about taking risks and trusting his instincts, which is why his particular style is varied, covering a whole lot than just sound effects, bleeps and glitches. The Argentinean native is one self-motivating and persistence music entrepreneurs in his scene. Taking matters into his own hands made him stand out with his weekly events in Manhattan, New York that manages to inspire those around him to greater heights. Matias Jofre finds inspiration through worldwide club culture. Making appearance’s in the Tri-State area (city, state, club names & any big name DJ’s) have led to his weekly ‘Rite of Wednesdays’ at TBA Brooklyn, since 2008 also collaborating to make possible Momentum a Techno Happy Hour that already passed the first year with a vibrant following. Experimenting with sound design, mixing and producing, Matias is not the one to sit still. He’s rapidly growing, taking on different approaches to try new things for his parties. Has played w/ Pan-Pot / Miss Kittin / PERC / Jeff Mills / Ambivelant / Manny Wards / Craig Mitchell / John Creamer to name a few. Melody plays a significant role in his work, often providing darkness to his music there is an uplifting cathartic side that generates such a positive vibe to the dancefloor.
SteNo [ ITA ]
Stefano Cherubini, aka SteNo, approached to music at the age of 15, when he discovered acid jazz and decided to start to play the bass guitar. Later he co-founded, with other 7 musicians, a progressive rock cover band (King Crimson, Hawkind, Van Der Graaf Generator, Tool) called “Mercato Nero”.He decided to leave the band as he felt in love with technology and in 2006 he started a collaboration with Michele Guidarini, “Mum’s Enemy”, programming with Reason software, searching for new beats.Straight after he started mixing with Traktor and found his way as a DJ. SteNo is basically a techno dj, his sound gets interesting during his performances minimal tech-house, he is specialized in building dance floors. His musical research brings him to improve a production plan, transforming his background as a musician into digital harmonics, tunes and bass. He joins Alterazioni Festival introducing, in 2010, “Noise Project B/W explosion” an audio/visual processing in partnership with Q2 Visual.This performance has been represented during several events in South Tuscany. At the beginning of 2011 SteNo joins MothLab, for which he creates also several graphic design works.
Moth [ USA ]
A collaboration of Illich Mujica and Luis Padron, Moth brings contrasting themes and ideas together within the realm of electronic music. While their music fits the nomenclature of “techno” and “house,” Mujica and Padron have carved their own unique sound and identity in the underground electronic music scene over the course of a decade of DJ’ing through their uncompromising passion for all facets of electronic music, including production and event organizing/promoting. Mujica and Padron met while studying at Columbia University’s Architecture School in New York City by chance in the Fall of 2001. Both were born in Caracas, Venezuela. Both lived in Miami. Both gravitate toward the esoteric. Although they share all these similarities, it is in their differences where they find their most interesting musical ideas: A sound that weaves from darkness to funk, from abstract to a groove, from melodic to haunting.Prior to forming Moth, they founded the DJ collective and party Techtonic Division along with their late partner and dear friend, Navid Azadi. Techtonic Division was a collective of DJ’s, computer programmers, and artists that created electronic music events in New York City showcasing the talents of DJs like Guy Gerber, Joris Voorn, Marc Romboy, Function, Derek Plaslaiko and many others. When Azadi unexpectedly passed away in September 2009, Mujica and Padron retired Techtonic Division, and after some time of reflection and regrouping, they formed Moth to continue to showcase their combined forces and ideas. Since the creation of Moth, the two have collaborated on a series of music productions and DJ performances, bringing their hypnotic and energetic sound to audiences and dance floors around the world. The story of Moth will continue to evolve as they spread their influence across the electronic music landscape.