mercredi 13 octobre 2010


Ces dernières années Tony Lionni a signé des morceaux qui sont très inspirés de la scène techno de Detroit, et d'autres plutôt deep house, sur les labels Versatile, Wave, Mule Musique et surtout Ostgut Ton. Ses remixes sur Moodmusic et International Deejay Gigolos tout comme ses licences sur les compilations Balance et Cocoon l'ont aidé à surgir parmi la scène. Afin de souligner son talent il est plébiscité sur Resident Advisor par son podcast et ses nombreuses soirées au Panorama Bar l'ont propulsé au rang de figure incontournable parmi les producteurs underground du moment. C'est lundi 11 octobre que son premier album "As One" est sorti sur Freerange Records, mélangeant house et techno sur une touche intemporelle, décimant les moindres doutes quand à son talent.


Tony Lionni has, over the last few years, been releasing track after glorious track of Detroit-tinged techno and deep house on mighty labels such as Versatile, Wave, Mule Musique and of course Ostgut Ton. Recent remixes on Moodmusic and International Deejay Gigolos as well as licenses to Balance (Will Saul) and Cocoon (Sven Vath) comps have all helped push Tony further into the limelight. His recent RA podcast and regular gigs at Panorama Bar have helped put him right up there in the higher echelons of todays best underground producers so we’re very proud to be presenting to you all with the Precious EP, the debut single from his highly accomplished forthcoming LP As One.

lundi 11 octobre 2010


Addex est un projet artistique venant de Roumanie, formé par un seul homme. Sa touche musicale est aisément reconnaissable par une house atmosphérique, voire stratosphérique, incluant des notes très ariennes et éthérées, de très longs pads et des percussions bongo groovy.

Baignant dans la musique dès l’âge de 10 ans, ses influences Florissant lors de son adolescence, c’est en 2005 qu’il decide de se lancer dans la production et dans la musique électronique, passant par tous les styles, et spécialement en lounge et downtempo. En 2007 il signe son premier maxi.

Addex est très influencé par des artistes tels que Depeche Mode, Royksopp, Faithless, The Timewriter, ou encore Toka Project ou Terry Lee Brown Junior, The Rurals également. Il en est arrivé au point d’avoir sa propre touche musicale, et il est très facile d’identifier ses productions tant il est le seul à créer cette ambiance unique et légère.

Il a remixé des morceaux d’Andrew Chibale, Terry Lee Brown Junior, Greg Parker, The Messenger, Da Funk, Jerome Robins, Jon Silva ou encore Hakan Libdo. Il signe ses productions sur les labels tels que Acryl Music, Soul Industries, Etoka Records, Solid Fabric Records, Manuscript, Lovezone ou Loco Records… délivrant sa vibe unique de qualité qui n’en finit pas de nous faire voyager très loin…

Le MySpace d'Addex ici


Addex is a solo project from Romania. His sound is atmospheric deep house with summer sounds, dubby chords, heavy pads and with grooving bongo percussion.

Began listening electronic music at age of 10, and with years, many various genres was capture his attention wich was an inspiration and a study case. In 2005 he decided to produce different styles of electronic music, including Lounge and Down-Tempo. In 2007 he signed for his first release. Influenced by big artists such as Depeche Mode, Röyksopp, Faithless, The Timewriter, Toka Project, Terry Lee Brown Jr., The Rurals etc., Addex created his own sound and is able to translate his thoughts and emotions into every production and remix.

Addex remixed for many artists like Andrew Chibale, Terry Lee Brown Jr., Greg Parker, The Messenger ,Da Funk, Jerome Robins, Jon Silva, Hakan Libdo, etc. He released his music on labels like Acryl Music, Soul Industries, Etoka Records, Solid Fabric Rec, Manuscript Rec, LoveZone Records, Loco Records. etc., delivering an unique vibe and quality for each release and remix.

Artist's MySpace here



Hello Addex, nice to meet you. Could you first tell us what were the conditions to leading you making music?

Hello and nice to meet you too. My first connection to the electronic music was after my 10 years of life and since i was a child, i heard and grew up with a range of diverse genres mostly chillout, trance, house / tech-house, and of course techno, wich was the leading style back in the rave days. Since then, i heard so much house music and five years later i’ve been attracted to the more calm zone, deep house and lounge style. After that, the step for producing music was near.

Where comes from your inspiration, this sweetest way to vibrate on your tracks?

My inspiration comes from everywhere. Anything is an inspiration. Any move, feeling, sound, nature, journey, everything is connected. When you listening to so much music and interact with people, places, chapters in life, you express your vibration making music and deliver your perspective. Sometimes, you need to produce a type of style when you spend hours in a club, sometimes you feel to produce a calm track by relaxing in a quite place or sea, this are some examples, but it really depends on every artist. The travels are sending me lots of inspiration and the future of life also. I try to stay fair to the sound, so i want to keep that circle with my inspirations for music.

What do you think of the major industries those times?

One thing is for sure ,it’s evolving. The people really express their vision by writing another chapter in electronic music. The music is getting more rhythmatic and futuristic. There is like much more vibe from the beat to the body now. The sounds are crazy and there are artists who just want to produce their favorite style, enjoy and doing it with passion. Creating your world by making music is an amazing feeling and you are disconnected from the daily life. In other cases, you feel like music helps you and you want to give back that feeling. The industry is big and smoothly mixed styles, but it’s vey great for all hearing lots of releases, following more artists and labels to keep up with the news and finding always something fresh. The music has no limits for exploring and producing it so it will be very interesting to see it some years from now changing.

How do you work?

I have nothing wich i follow or a schedule. I like to create new sounds everytime i start something new and explore every beat. I like to work with pads and chordes, also instrumental parts creating percussions or loops.

Preparing an album, is it difficult?

It’s always fun, interesting and exciting. It’s not difficult when you are pacient with your project, have all togheter organize with an idea. I think it was a bit tough, but when i started Moments In Timeless Strings, i planned what would be like and how it should be heard mostly. Of course, months are passing by so you always have to re-write the concept, cause you have been created some songs and you need to keep that idea in the same direction. The album is the work of eight amazing months with help from great collaborations by The Messenger, Ocean Gaya, Eskadet and Christoph Kardek for four beaufiful tracks from the album. They helped me to create different tracks with different style for the album’s vision and i thank them for that. I am really satisfied with the results.

Why have you chosen Etoka?

They are a great label and a great team. Their releases are great and played by vast dj’s all over the world - it is a perfect combination for home listening and dancing. In November 2009 I release “Synthetic Life EP” with great remixes for the track and has received a great support. They are fast growing and always releases from Etoka are interesting, so having this collaboration for some time, we have planned releasing this album and the future work for it.

Something to tell us about the evolution of new technologies?

Oh my, the speed of light evolution is now like a walk. They’ve always been there to make the life more easier and to enjoy it. Everything will be much more connected to another dimension as the time past. I don’t think there’s something untold about the new technologies…most of things will be running by USB ports, processors will be with multiple core’s, OLED screens will take over, nanotechnologies and so on until liquid / artificial intelligence things. Interesting to see also the evolution of music because the systems are changing, the quality will be in another form and measures. The information will be improved vastly and so much knowledge is rising. We are living great times.

What are now your projects?

At the moment, my productions are getting slower. To much projects and not enough time to be concentrated for future work. I’ve got some remixes to do and working slowly and carefully on my second chillout album with my Openzone Bar alias. I want to work on every detail so the attention will be higher. We are planning to release a Moments In Timeless Strings [Remixed Album] with some amazing remixers. Also new project under development...

Are you listening other styles besides dance scene?

Sure, but nowdays music styles are so mixed up, hard to tell wich part isn’t from that genre and wich is. Pop-Rock i like to listen ,soft rock aswell. For groups, i will try to name some from Electronica styles with other influence genres : Depeche Mode, Röyksopp, The Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk, Underworld, Faithless. And for other areas i like music from Sade, BB King, John Lee Hooker, Texas or Coldplay, to name a few. I also listen some smooth jazz, bossa nova or nu-jazz.

Are you closed to other genres in electronic music?

Of course. It’s hard not to like producing also lounge and downtempo music for an electronica style producer, but i am always open to make a deep house track with elements from a different zone.

A piece of word in French?

Suivez votre intuition.

Many thanks for this, and thanks again to have taking time for this, best regards from France.

Thank you very much for this. Bye-bye.

October 2010