“In 1987, Hady aka Konn8 was born in Beirut. All throughout the 90’s, spent his time listening to cassette tapes that belonged to his father, and these included the likes of Robert Miles, Jean Michel Jarre, Mike Oldfield, Buddha Bar, and Enigma amongst others. Day by day the love for music grew while spending time collecting cassettes and eventually owning his first computer to record his own collection of personal favorites using simple software and programs. Fast forward to 2007 where he moved to Beirut to start University, during these times Trance music had taken over the scene in the city. Every weekend, Hady spent his time attending music events and festivals and eventually buying his first Pioneer DJ set. The year 2008 was a tipping point in Hady’s music taste where in one night he visited Beirut’s renowned club called Basement which was famous for it’s underground music as well as live sets, to weekly international DJ events.
At that time Hady decided to focus more on learning Traktor and diving completely into music genres such as deep and tech house. Around that time, by simple chance Hady meets with an old high school friend in Lebanon, who has spent his entire time on music production using Ableton. They quickly bonded and shared their passion for creating something unrestricted by genre and mostly just for the fun on making good sounds. Fast forward to 2017, today Hady spends most of his time having fun with Traktor and Ableton from time to time.
Specialties vary from Nu-Disco, Deep House, to Progressive, and Dub Techno. This will always depend on the moment.”
Robert Heel – Skocjan (Upwellings Remix)
Pablo Denegri – Saturn
Black Loops – Sex
Black Loops – SoulSista
Leon Vinehall – Sister
Karol XVII & MB Valence – Into the Sound (SeK Remix)
Wiretappeur – Iridescent
Graham Laverty – Rainbow lover
Maya Jane Coles – Don’t Tell Me (Manoo Remix)
Martin Eyerer – The Lake
Rodriguez Jr. – Mistral
“Palm_Era (Claudio Cisterna) is a chilean producer from Santiago. A long-standing electronic music producer, he had been publishing under the netlabel Impar and the record label U-Cover from Belgium under the alias Flipper, a project that is closer to IDM. Later under the alias ‘Chiodata’, he immerses himself more into the experimental side of music and releases some of his works under the Irish record label Fort Evil Fruits and Cocodriller. He has also developed other projects such as ‘Jon Claudio’, a fusion between electronic music and Krautrock. Palm_Era released his album called ‘Coincidental’ under the record label Illuminated Paths from Florida, USA in 2015. He has also collaborated in compilations that have been released by the netlabel Modismo and netlabel Epasonidos. These days, he is presenting Gimo, his first publication under Modismo which travels between diverse rhythms built with complex and yet innovative structures. ‘Gimo’ essentially takes us into a profound and flavorful trip where basslines and synths that are analogically worked combine. In this work, Palm_Era reveals his good taste and skills. The way to approach percussion in this record excels due to its production duty and Latino sense. Samples lead to a trance that is hard to get rid of and melodies gleams at the right time, as well as the details in experimentation. All this results in a very refreshing and futuristic album that will stand out in time without a doubt.
André Baradit, electronic musician, Valparaíso 2017.”