Mladen Tomic joins Safehouse Radio every Tuesday at 9pm delivering a hypnotic compound of techno and tech-house, further enhanced by the powerful groove and bass lines which characterise the sets of Mladen Tomic, Bosnian DJ and producer, who has won the hearts of clubbers across the globe.
You will recognise his uncompromising sound and strong energy, which is woven into every one of sets. The carefully selected compositions. The unique production. The strong personal touch, whether in production, the mix or the re-mix.
His personal work, recognised and supported by both prominent artists and owners of famous record labels such as Dubfire, Richie Hawtin, John Acquaviva, Monika Kruse, Umek, Popof, Adam Beyer, Stefano Noferini and others, have catapulted him to among the best, and opened the doors of the most prestigious clubs and festivals around the world.
Performances all over Europe (Germany, Spain, Netherlands, France, Austria, Czech Republic, Italy, Greece, Slovenia, England, Scotland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Belgium …), America (USA, Colombia, Mexico, Costa Rica) and Canada are testimony of that. The ever growing list of festivals whose line-up includes Mladen’s name is even more impressive: Miami WMC 2013 and 2014 (US), EXIT – Dance Arena (Serbia), Soul Tech and Selenic Beach (Mexico), Kazantip (Ukraine), Stereo Sunday ( the Netherlands), Amsterdam Dance Event (Netherlands), Refresh (Montenegro) amongst many others.
With a highly acclaimed series of original tracks, production is still the centre of Mladen’s business with regular releases on renowned labels such as Sci + Tec, Suara, Terminal M, Octopus, Form, 1605, Definitive, 100% Pure, Deeperfect and Stereo Productions.
In March 2012, Mladen and Sian’s joint single “Front Pocket”, remixed by Nicole Moudaber, reached number 1 on the Beatport Techno charts and the original mix No.3. In the January 2013 edition of Techno Tools Vol.1 on the famous Suara label, was a great success – up to four compositions were in the techno Top 20, and two in the Top 10, with “Physical Level”, on the 4th and “Tune” in 8th place in the techno charts. Mladen’s remix of “Airscape” by Stefano Noferini found itself in the seventh place on the Beatport techno list. The famous track ‘’Before Sunset” from 2009 has also been a huge worldwide success, and it has been ranked 12th on the tech house list. “Solar Wind”, which was released on Sci + Tec, was one of the most played tracks in Dubfire’s sets in 2014 and was positioned 12th on the Beatport techno chart. “730 Drink” on Night Light Records was on the 9th Essential mix of Richie Hawtin and “West Beach” and “Inside The Bootle”, (which has also appeared on Night Light Records), found themselves in almost every one of Richi’s sets in Ibiza in 2014 and 2015.
An equally large success has been achieved by “Dance of Shadows”, “Global Mind”, “True Story”, “Under The Fool Moon”, “Tangas”, “Lady In The House”, “Green Cubes” and so on.
It is also important to mention the successful remixes produced by Mladen for famous artists, including Mauro Picotto, Sebastian Leger, Cristian Varela, Stefano Noferini, Chus & Ceballos, ANNA, Manuel De La Mare, Paolo Mojo, Marko Nastic and Boris.
Mladen’s career began way back in 1999, when he joined forces with Sinisa Tamamović to promote events in their native Banja Luka and toured the Western Balkans. They soon founded their own label, Night Light Records, which is now the synonym for quality, innovation and releases that are always one step ahead.
Mladen’s mission is to travel around the world, conveying his unique vision of music to people with an open mind and heart.
Join Loki as well as many other talented DJ guests and producers for a three hour live mix of Trance, Techno, Hard Trance and Hardstyle, showcasing fresh promos, favourite purchases, golden oldies and new tracks direct from his Terminal Trax studio on the 4th Saturday of the month from 7pm.
DJ/Producer Loki began his career in 2003 when he was selected as a finalist for the Frantic DJ competition at the legendary Camden Palace (KOKO), London. The following February he would play his first ever professional DJ set at the final Valentines ball held by the same promotion in the same venue.
Since then, Loki has gone on to play for various promotions and venues across the UK, including iconic venues such as Ministry Of Sound, Brixton Academy (O2), Scala, The Steelyard, Opera House (Bournemouth) and held a residency for 10 years at the popular Premonition SW, a night dedicated to the harder styles where he was dubbed “The Wizard” due to his technical abilities on the decks.
Current projects include the role of Music Director and resident DJ for long running promotion Planet Angel as well as running the Terminal Traxx label and Echo Base studio.
In his professional career Loki has shared the stage with world renowned DJs such as Matt Darey, Marcel Woods, Dave Pearce, Technoboy, Chris Liberator, Mark EG, Organ Donors, Scot Project, K90, Tidy Boys, Lisa Pin Up and Dark By Design to name a few.
Loki also has over 50 original/remix credits to his name and has engineered tracks for various labels such as Detox and his own imprint Terminal Trax. These productions have been released to critical acclaim including DJ support from artists like Mark Sherry, Scot Project, Anne Savage as well as having tracks featured on compilation CDs across the globe including DEFQON 1.
Join Pantelis every fourth Monday from 8pm for a selection of progressive house, tech house & techno with his show Definitions.
Pantelis Aspridis Dj and producer was born and raised in Greece. From an early age he was passionate about electronic music, listening to CDs from DJs such us John Digweed, Sasha, Hernan Cattaneo etc. who were his biggest influencers and led him into the world of DJing.
His first residency was on 1997 at a local bar for eight years, after that he has been played in bars,clubs and festivals.
He has been a participatant in Burn Residency, Red Bull, BMC and Miller Soundclash,Quivver’s Selador and Sasha’s Last Night On Earth DJ competitions.His style is recognized by the energetic underground sound from deep to progressive and techno ,trippy, melodic and groovy.
Many of his sets have been played on Frisky, Proton, Pioneer DJ Radio, Pure Ibiza Radio, RDR Radio Dance Roma, Safehouse Radio, and Houseport.
Since 2017 he has been hosting his own monthly show Definitions on Safehouse Radio and on Proton Radio.
He has released two 3hr mix compilations on Sound Avenue label and 3rd Avenue Label.
Soulful Techno : A monthly mix with a personal touch from Gabriel Ananda and guests every 1st Sunday from 12pm on Safehouse Radio. Delivering personal, emotional and intimate music to loving sweet beats! Soulful means it's connected to your sensitive side. It's authentic and honest, happy and sad, powerful and relaxed. Enjoy!
The idea to do a 9 to 5 job, even going to school gave Gabriel nightmares already when he was a very young boy. His passion was always bigger than his discipline and his dreams were even bigger. He wanted to be really good in something and a little famous which would solve a lot of wishes like Independency, beeing loved by everybody, especially girls and money to have a good live.
Thats why his passion for science, philosophy, electronics, sports and music often lead into complete obsession in one of these things. At the age of 15 he wanted to win the tour de france and cycled 60 to 160 km every day after school but ended his racing career after the first race, which ended up being too violent in his opinion. Then he wanted to take Richie Samboras place and ended up playing guitar for 2 years - 5 hours every day - but it didn't do it for him either. Then he finally discovered his passion he would stick to for longer: Electronic music.
Music you can create on your own seemed like a vast, undiscovered field surrounded by endless possibilities and the hope to be finally seen as a person, to be valued, make a living and find a place in an alternative society.
In 1995 he converted his childhood room into a home studio. School became secondary. Instead, he used to create 2-3 different tracks per day in any style you can imagine. They sounded moderately good, but "when you really understand how music works, in any genre, you must be able to make one hit after the other, right"?
His first fairly technoid releases in 1997 on Hör/Spiel/Musik and Utils were only recognized from the insiders. Back then, harder techno gave him a field of fascination, but he was always more drawn to melodies and inspired by beautiful sounds. Beginning of the 2000s he started to combine driving techno with his melodies, which was pretty uncommon at that time. He started to release on Labels such as Karmarouge, Trapez and Platzhirsch.
In 2004 he produced a boundary-breaking track called „Süssholz“, a very melodic and uplifting tune. After several declines, the label „Treibstoff“ wanted it. A few weeks later the track was charted number one on the Groove Charts and became a must have on the DJs playlists at the time. In the following months, basically nothing happened. Spaghetti and Ketchup and a little job at a colognes clubs cloak-room still had to make his living.
He was already about to lose hope, after 9 years of production without success, when a few months later it suddenly all shifted. Bookings from many countries came in and he shifted in no time from zero to a headliner. Totally overwhelmed by this unexpected situation, he would travel with a huge Live-Set-Up to his shows, without really understanding what was happening around him. In 2005 he surpassed all his prior releases with „Ihre persöhnliche Glücksmelodie“. Everything became bigger and the massive support from Sven Väth and Cocoon at the time kept pushing his career forward.
In 2006 he made an international breakthrough with an EP called „Miracel Whop“, which contained „Doppelwhipper“ single. The track was all around, from „Underworld“ concerts to Ricardo Villalobos performance at the Berlin Siegessäule. In the upcoming years, he would play in nearly all noteworthy clubs and festivals, steadily with his huge Live-Set-Up until he completely exhausted decided to scale down his activities. He simplified his Set-up to a hybrid form, something between DJ and live act and reduced his shows. The focus began to shift from technical perfection to having more space and joy with the audience.
In 2008 he founded his very own record label „Basmati“, which was meant to be a platform for his out of the box, experimental productions like the tracks „Hey Blop“ and „Smash“ for instance, which originated from his „Live Sets“. And precisely these tracks were the main reason for his success in the Netherlands. His sound was touching the hearts of the Dutch crowd, who understood and appreciated his music and knew how to join it with their lively (party) culture. It was a brand new boom that he was experiencing at the time, his converted Set-up offered him a much more intense connection with the audience and for the first time, he was able to witness, what was going on around him. A complete new energy and motivation would appear, which prompted him to give his career a new boost.
Driven by the new experiences in music, he was developing his own style even further. His individual sound became organic, natural sound, influenced by Latino drums, with a life-affirming basic mood and unique groove, yoked together with melancholic melodies and influenced with the classical and pop sounds from his childhood. Even today he keeps growing with his music, where we can feel influences from dubstep and deep house, as well as a comeback to more abstract and positive melodies where driving techno elements take place. For Gabriel every performance is unique, he seeks for a peaceful interaction that is allowing people to discover the soundscapes and evoke on a journey of their own desires, dreams and emotions.
Gabriel sees himself more as a deliverer of music than solely a creator. For him, performance is not a service, nor a grandstanding, but rather a gift. He feels the connection with people on an eye level, an experience with the music as an event in which he is equally a participant and a creator, just like every guest is.
Precisely out of this moments a really successful „Soulful Techno“ radio show came to life in 2013. A podcast and a platform for carefully selected, soulful and unique, authentic tracks. The podcast itself generated an enormous feedback from listeners all over the world and eventually planted a seed for Soulful Techno music label and an event platform in 2016.
His interests in science, philosophy, and many other things never disappeared. He made an education as a mediator, creates his own fashion, designs mechanical watches, is a hobby therapist and loves everything about breaking the boundaries of what we believe in. His deep interest into Burkhard Heims united field theory, his knowledge of psychology and spiritual living created a new way of seeing the world for him. The second part of his life will probably go deeper into these things as well.
In the middle of 2017, we are able to count more than 300 of productions on over 80 releases, as well as countless remixes for artists like Coyu, Stephan Bodzin, Butch, Dominik Eulberg, Roland Klinkenberg or Maceo Plex, just to name a few.