“We will continue to produce music on vinyl until the end of its existence.” This almost provocative and affectionate commitment to vinyl is typical of Tom Clark’s Berlin label that knows where it comes from, and aims to act with passion and commitment in every instance. Highgrade is one of the labels that has built the musical soul of Berlin, and the city would not be the same without it. From Romania, Mihai Popoviciu is considered one of the most innovative eastern European producers of electronic music today. His first release was on Gigolo Records in 2005 and since then he has steadily added chapters to his personal success story with solo projects and those with partners like Markus Homm or Jay Bliss. Mihai Popoviciu‘s DJ sets have a distinctive personal touch delivering you a perfectly balanced mixture of groovy beats, warm pads and musical emotions. Berlin-born Todd Bodine is a musical child par excellence of Germany’s capital of electronic music: on the one side as a heavily booked DJ, on the other side as a prolific producer or as an energetic live performing artist. Releasing successful tracks on Cabinet, Highgrade and also being a member of our Tresor Records family, Todd Bodine is a tireless electronic artist who commands the decks in clubs internationally. At the cutting edge of Berlin’s sound, Luca Torre has fiddled with sounds and machines since the age of 13. Some people portray him as a fanatic, an architect of new sonorous constructions with deep house and techno minimal shades. Formally from Switzerland, under his moniker DJ Assuti he maintained a residency in Lausanne’s Loft before moving to Berlin in 2004. After taking a short detour via Hip-Hop, Daniel Dreier has landed comfortably into the world of Berlin Techno and of Highgrade, a world where he finds himself in extremely good hands. Whether it’s in Ibiza or at the Loveparade, Daniel has played to jumping crowds all over Europe and nearly every Berlin venue of importance. His cheerful and upbeat nature can’t be overstated: a product of the club, not a stuffy musical academic, these qualities make him the life of the party, especially his legendary afterhour sunrise sets. In the basement: Juan Pablo aka Pfirter is considered one of Argentina’s biggest international music artists thanks to releases on CLR, Stockholm Ltd, Figure, Synewave, Stroboscopic Artefacts, Apnea and his own MindTrip Music imprint. With a career that spans over a decade Juan Pablo has developed a unique and personal style and can be seen in particular DJ sets that venture through the many subgenres of Techno. Joining the basement crew is Jose Cabrera aka J.C. from Spain, whose style of simple, raw, stripped down and hypnotic techno is honed for the basement sensibilities; and our own Manuel Münster with his intense deep techno sound.