Emex is the emergent techno act of Athenian producers George Apergis and Alex Retsis. The two artists are also the owners of Modular Expansion Records and boast an extensive catalog of worldwide releases. George Apergis is an acknowledged DJ with a career of more than 20 years in top venues and also the curator of the reputable Modulation events. Alex Retsis has a distinguished presence in the field of professional sound design (Native Instruments, Glitchmachines, SoundMorph) and electronic music (Qebo / Detroit Underground). The Emex performances are based on analog synthesizers and hardware equipment, and the band’s signature live sound is an eminent mix of hard techno beats, minimal acid synth lines and dub chords. American artist Mike Parker lives and works in Buffalo, New York. For more than 20 years, Mike Parker has perfected a unique interpretation of techno music. His abstractions of sound and texture are now instantly recognizable to contemporary audiences. His long running series of 12” records on the Geophone imprint established his sonic persona and other labels took notice of the depth and power of his music. Returning guest artist Marcos Leiras aka Leiras is a persistent DJ, producer and live performer settled in Berlin. After releasing music under several aliases and different labels around the world, he plays now as Leiras and created the Ownlife platform, a new project, focused on the mental and hypnotic side of techno. Our skilled resident J.C. provides expansive support. In Globus: Graze is Adam Marshall & Christian Andersen, two Canadians providing a live set of skeletal, percussive scorchers to chord-heavy bliss. Delicious and sophisticated, the groove is irresistable. Fellow Canadian Konrad Black, whose solo release “The Scorched Earth” on Broken Beat caused quite a stir in the scene, not to mention the dark, shadowy tones of “Draconia” & “Medusa Smile” that enveloped dancefloors around the Globe, christening his influencial Wagon Repair label in style, as well as establishing him as a highly innovative producer and much sought after remixer (just check out his work for Tiga, Snax, Audion and Martini Brös if further proof is required). With influences ranging from early house and disco to turntablism and techno, Brett Johnson successfully straddles the line between knowledgeable “thinking man’s” DJ and genuine, primal floor-filler. Brett‘s sound is best known as groovy, bumping house with a hearty dose of techno elements, crafted and mixed in a way that is truly identifiable as his own. Whether DJing or creating music, his wild card is an ability to inject warmth and soul into his electronic sound. French artist Yakine began with a 2008 Esperanza release and eventually fell into a residency for the Weirdo Magnet parties at Rex Club, cementing him in the new emerging Paris house music scene. In November 2008 his first EP came out on the label Esperanza followed by other releases on the labels Eklo, Je t’aime records and Circus Company.