In Detroit in the late 80s, a handful of musicians and electronic composers were tinkering with the mixture of styles that was to become known as “techno”. One of these legendary futurists was Juan Atkins. Finding inspiration in the European synth sounds of Depeche Mode, Gary Numan, etc. and sampling these together with U.S. hip hop and funk, a new sound hit the Detroit dancefloors and was an instant hit. His first Model 500 releases showed a distinct and individual style and are today historic artifacts of the genre yet remain timeless and revered. His subsequent albums on Tresor Records and his own Metroplex label have cemented Juan Atkins’ reputation as one of the most important and enduring electronic music artists of modern times. Juan is always a welcome guest in our home. Idealism is the driving force behind all of Milton Bradley’s thoughts and moves – a fact especially prevalent in his musical output. With years of experience in Berlin’s electronic music scene, Bradley has built up a reputation as a decisive and forward-thinking artist with a versatile yet thriving sound. “Do Not Resist the Beat!” was the label he founded in 2008 and aside from much production work and touring worldwide, Bradley started a collaboration with Grounded Theory associate and good friend Henning Baer. To date they have released four highly acclaimed EPs presenting raw and effective quality techno. Milton Bradley has become one of the most promising producers within the genre, whose dystopian, industrial influenced and tripping sounds are also representative of his internationally acclaimed DJ sets. Tresor resident Mario Berger’s sets are a blend of major influences of artists like James Ruskin, Surgeon, Jeff Mills, Robert Hood or Luke Slater and labels like Underground Resistance, Downwards, Basic Channel and Tresor Records. With Alex Kowalski, mostly under his d_func moniker, Mario has an ongoing studio collaboration which has been resulting in releases and remixes on different labels, such as Torque, Paranoid Dancer, Damage Music and others. In Globus: for the last 12 years, Berlin-born Janina developed an impressive sharp ear, technical skills, an asserted signature, despite continuously evolving music tastes. Janina is a regular guest in our home, as well as playing regularly at many top clubs in Berlin and in European capitals, Janina is now playing twice a month as a resident of Monasterio Club in Moscow. Originally from Sofia, now based in Berlin, Laylla Dane has remained true to her best friends House and Techno. Her eclectic approach to DJing is one developed through dedication, discipline and love for her craft. Etienne has humbly made a name for himself in the scene, simply making the music speak. Originally from Paris, he moved to Berlin to fully dedicate his life to his Art of choice. Apart from releasing on a handful of labels, Etienne has been collecting and playing records for more than a decade, as well as crafting his skills in music production. His solid reputation as digger and producer has led him to have regular gigs at infamous parties and venues around Europe.