DISKHO presents STATIK
Normally associated with his peers in Techno from Detroit, Europe, U.S.A. and
elsewhere in the world, John Tejada has embraced electronic music as a personal
frontier expanding on his formidable resume as a Techno recording artist and
producer as well as remixer, DJ, and label owner. With dozens of singles, remixes,
some film and TV work and contributions to sample CDs to his credit, this recent
expansion has born a slew of tracks deeply informed by his uncompromised aesthetic
(honed over years of diligent production) which finds its roots in Detroit Techno
but references a far broader range of music, both in and outside of electronic
music. His musically formative years were steeped in Classical music, growing
up in family of performing artists, his mother a soprano singer and his father
an orchestra conductor. This classical education then widened to include hip
hop, DJing and finally, electronic music.
Known for crafting a brand of subtle, musical techno, his recorded output,
ranges across tempo and genres, from chilled out affairs with spacious arrangements
to pulsating, densely layered, deeply energetic tracks that work magnificently
in the hands of DJs as well as on the home stereo.
Earlier on, his music found release on labels such as A13, Multiplex and Generation
R&S. Following on to those successes he established his own imprint in 1996,
Palette Recordings based in Los Angeles, and has enjoyed 10 years of steady
growth and recognition. The label has served as an exclusive outlet for his
own prodigious outputs but has recently begun to expand its roster. John Tejada
has also continued to record for other labels such as Plug Research, 7th City,
Pokerflat, Moods and Grooves, deFocus and many others, often with his 11 year
long collaborator, Arian Leviste. Alongside these numerous singles he has also
produced 8 albums, two for A13, and one on each of the following labels; Playhouse,
deFocus, Pokerflat, Plug Research, Moods and Grooves and Palette.
First and foremost a musician with 10 years of classical music under his belt,
Mossa’s instrumental background comes to color his electronic compositions.
His appetite for deconstruction led him towards hard-core music, but his passion
for jazz and other musical influences always followed him through his musical
journey. After years as a DJ, Mossa has ventured into producing , combining
his many styles to create a body of work rhythmically solid and subjective,
which is at times minimalist, amusing, and rarely symmetrical. Using an assortment
of plastic and static sounds collected here and there, he arranges an eclectic
bouquet of rhythm and kick. He has released on such labels as Cynosure, Mo’s
Ferry, Mutek, Floppy Funk and Orac and has been remixed by supreme producers
like Mike Shannon, John Tejada and Ark. One of his milestones is his forthcoming
album “Some Eat it Raw” on Circus Company. With his record label
Complot, Mossa is also dedicated to releasing, along with fellow artists, an
uncompromising style in house music and minimal techno, bringing an air of freshness
to the Montreal scene.
Part time wino, full time record junkie, JON has a penchant for intelligent
minimal, sparse techno, and stripped down grooves. Southern Transplant now living
in Boston, Jon has exported his talent north of the border to join DISKHO and
become a full blown resident of their STATIK nights. He can now also boast his
addition to the roster of Montreal based record label Archipel.
MOOTS got to visit Vienna’s eighties disco scene as a preteen. He can’t remember
one track he heard during that time, but does remember the mirror ball’s
magic traveling spots. Moving to Montreal specifically to explore la belle ville’s
audio-visual know-how, he has recently become MOMENT FACTORY’s newest member.
With DISKHO, he will bring live visuals down to a science.
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DISKHO is the creation of two guys, Jeff and Alex, a crazy idea that all came
together out of the blue. The goal was to unite all our friends and to try and
form a collective of artists and designers who all share the same passion, MUSIC