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BKI-12 :: Android Cartel, Daniele Papini

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1. Robosonic (dj mix)

2. Android Cartel (dj mix)
[VIVa Music / Fade / Tekfunk :: Los Angeles]

3. Daniele Papini (dj set rec. at CdV Berlin)
[Alchemy / Break New Soil / Systematic :: Berlin]

4. Android Cartel (interview)

5. Daniele Papini (interview)

Welcome, Android Cartel !

Android Cartel is a production team and DJ duo comprised of Reagan Denius and Chris Mohn based in Los Angeles, California. Their style combines the sounds of tech house, deep house, techno, minimal and other styles of 4×4 electronic dance music to create an abstract inventive sound that takes its listeners to other galaxies. As Chris and Reagan put it themselves, when they produce music and play out, they’d like you to sit in on their android invasions across the universe, spreading the positive messages of life.

In short time since their inception in October 2007, their music is being played and supported by the likes of Steve Lawler, Ben Watt, Radio Slave, Laurent Garnier, Carl Cox, Luciano, John Digweed, Chris Fortier, Hernan Cattaneo and many more.

At the end of 2008, an E.P. by Android Cartel was signed to Steve Lawler’s label VIVa MUSIC – their first big release “Cyber Psychosis” was released in early 2009. As well as the VIVa release, the Androids had two releases on Chris Fortier’s label Fade Records, and will be seeing a remix of one of Fortier’s songs on Australian label EQ Recordings, which named them as part of their “who’s who” list of underground electronic dance music producers. Both Fade Records releases have charted in the top 10 of the Balance Record Pool for underground electronic dance music.

In the last year the Androids have also built up a tight following in the Los Angeles area and have DJed at many shows in the local scene, quickly becoming local matadors in Southern California. In Los Angeles, they headlined the popular Monday Social twice last year, opened up for John Tejada at the beginning of 2009, and so far played many shows at the King King venue. The Androids have also created a buzz in the San Diego scene, playing at Giant’s SPIN night club, as well as throwing many of their own parties in conjunction with Tekfunk.

Android Cartel also host a monthly internet radio show called “Expressions in Sound” on Proton Radio, airing every third Wednesday of the month from 3PM – 5PM PST (6PM – 8PM EST). The show has hosted guests such as Luca Bacchetti, Robert Babicz, Livio & Roby, Chris Fortier, Erphun, an many others.



Android Cartel @ MySpace



Welcome, Daniele Papini !

Daniele Papini has a passion for music and this is evident when you first meet him. This man lives and breathes music so much that his home is just one big studio, where he tweaks his machines (”I just need a studio with a bed in the corner!”).
He started Djing during his early 20ʼs and quickly became resident in several clubs in Florence in the late 90ʼs. Soon after that, he started playing as a guest DJ slots in many clubs around Europe.

Daniele’s passion for DJing and music soon turned into a want to produce and after a chance meeting with Alen Sforzina in Croatia founded the GraFit Project . Their first collaborations were released on Italian labels like Urban Mantra and German labels such as Stadtwald and Toneman. In 2004 Daniele worked hard in the Urban Mantra studio - during this period, flying through the “backyards of techno music”, Daniele met the Italian DJ & producer Riccardo Ferri, who in turn introduced him to the Alchemy Records family.

In 2006 Mauro Picotto asked Daniele to join the Meganite crew as a DJ. Daniele agreed and his DJ career once again took off – he was performing all over the world again, touring with Meganite, which over the last 5 years has become a well respected brand, not only at its home in Ibiza but worldwide.

For some time, Daniele travelled back and forth between Berlin and Florence, eventually moving to Berlin and fitting out his studio. Finally, Daniele’s hard work in the studio paid off when he released one of the biggest hits of 2008, “Church of Nonsense”. Released in May 2008, just before the summer, the popularity of this monster of a track grew and grew, and it rapidly became an all-time techno anthem. “Church of Nonsense” received great feedback – not only from almost every top DJ but also from people following entirely different musical “genres” – and remained at the peak of the Beatport techno charts and the DJ Mag downloads charts.

Currently, Daniele Papini is working on several solo projects and remixes, collaborating with other artists from electronic music to indie music and working on a Live set. If you are in Berlin, check out his MySpace for dates and come to see him play at the Club der Visionäre, where he regularly brings you extensive DJ sets lasting up to 8 hours. The Daniele Papini DJset @ this month’s BKI-12 was recorded there in mid March.

Grazie per la musica!


Daniele Papini @ MySpace



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