A big up welcome back to our friends at Restoration whose raw, hardware-driven Italian house duo Xenogears’ “Lost Artemis” longplayer was a 2014 killer. Restoration founders Marieu and Lucretio (you may know them by their alias Analogue Cops, as they have often appeared in Tresor) give it up tonight again as Xenogears with a live set of their signature mix of tough techno – with thrilling loops, funky bits and even breakbeat infused – for the modern listener and the futuristic seeker. Dave Tarrida is a producer born in Edinburgh, Scotland, founding member of Sativa club in his own town, co-runs Sativae Recordings with Steve Glencross and has provided our label with some exceptionally dynamic techno tracks, unforgettable musical footprints from one of Europe’s best techno mavericks. Alan Backdrop is the project started by Alessio Meneghello, an artist born and raised in the north of Italy. Fascinated by electronic music and inspired by nature, he is concentrated in the realization of atmospheric musical journeys like producer as well as DJ – we welcome him back since his last 2014 gig in Tresor. Last summer’s Tresor new faces guest Mannella returns: owner of “PicNic34” and “JTseries”, among the many qualities which distinguish him is definitely a spontaneity that flows in his tracks recorded in real time: a trait that one that could use to better describe him. In Globus, French-natives Alan and Etienne aka Arcarsenal have gone on to position themselves as proponents of music as warm as their personalities. Using their shared studio as a base from which they craft their productions, the analogue set-up and penchant for improvisation and jams has led to enthralling releases on mighty Underground Quality, aside their own Bass Cadet Records imprint. Proprietors of the store that bears the same name, these established DJ’s have been busy playing to parties across their adopted home town, Paris and the UK capital – sharing their love for the disco, house and techno that inspires them, whilst maintaining their own delectable take on the cherished sounds, either deep or upbeat, but always on the soul key. Few producers/DJs measure up to the legacy of Ibadan Records’ Jerome Sydenham. With a career launched from an A&R position with Atlantic Records during the peak of the 90s New York house era he is today regarded one of electronic music’s premier modern visionaries. His premier solo deep house album “Animal Social Club” from 2012 was released to international acclaim. Hits like the award winning house tracks ‘Sandcastles’ and ‘Timbuktu’ – both co-produced with Dennis Ferrer – and the monstrous techno slammer ‘Elephant’ co-produced with Rune has cemented him as a master craftsman of the global dance music spectrum. Sven Weisemann finds his craft somewhere between dubby tech-house and jazz/soundtrack compositions that transcend age and era-defining. As a producer, his music draws deeply on the legacy of Chicago and Detroit, yet somehow manages to end up sounding as fresh as a daisy – records such as ‘Vibe’ and ‘Slices’ are house music tracks that are half atmosphere and half beats, and not afraid to take its sweet time to lull the floor with their charms. Returning artist Stereociti released his first full-length album “Kawasaki” on Mojuba. It was highly acclaimed by both dance music fans and critics, and is already regarded as a milestone in the history of deep house music. His sources of influence are not only House and Techno music from Chicago and Detroit, but Jazz, Fusion, Dub, Rare Grooves and Japanese pop music of the 80’s.