Meet our residents

 

Our resident DJ's regularly lift the roof off not only for Berlin but their own residencies too. We also have even more talent to add to our  ranks in the near future so watch this space. Here to bring you real Underground talent. 

Markus Saarländer

Deep House | Melodic Techno | Progressive House | Techno

Markus is the founder of Berlin-Brighton. 

On the back of that Berlin has enjoyed a successful radio show on Codesouth.FM for the whole of 2016 having now moved over to Trickstar Radio in 2017. Markus is from Germany having moved over to the UK many moons ago and always wanted to bring a slice of his home land to the UK.

Spending his early DJ years in the North West of England playing Trance, House and Tech House in around Manchester, Markus extended his portfolio with gigs elsewhere in the UK and Europe including slots at well known beach bars in Ibiza. Moving to Brighton in 2011, Markus quickly got onto the circuit with residencies for Hed Kandi and having now played at almost all well-known club venues in the city as well as boat parties, pride and other quirky pop up events.

2017 sees Markus bringing more talent over from Berlin to play at the club nights as well as plans to extend the brand into other cities. Equally Markus is focusing on some studio time with some tracks for release later in the year.

Nolan

House | Tech House | Techno

Straddling House and Disco with a unique twist and an eye for the underground NOLAN is making serious waves right now, with key releases on Kittball, MadTech, Crew Love, Get Physical, OFF, Gruuv & Connaisseur Recordings.

His collaboration with legendary actor Idris Elba caused quite a stir with it's no nonsense anti EDM stance. The vinyl release of which, with its analog heavy Of Norway remix featured as the opening track on John Digweed's Transitions radio show which then led to the NOLAN guest mix on show 511.

NOLAN's debut release 'Thief' which was snapped up by New York's Nurvous Records, making its way into the discerning boxes of Maceo Plex & Wolf + Lamb. His follow up EP was released on vinyl by the exquisite Connaisseur Recordings, with a bumping Paradise Garage-inspired disco track alongside a stunning revision of an MK classic. Followed by a sizzling hot vinyl EP on Audiojack's GRUUV imprint with remixes courtesy of John Tejada and Poker Flat's Kyodai. Then came 'Go Slow' with it's choice remixes from Miguel Puente & a young Finnebassen who's remix clocked well over 5 million views on YouTube.

More recently his collaborations with Soul songstress Rachel Adedeji created a huge buzz amongst the DJ community featuring remixes from DJ T, Sharam Jey, Climbers & ATFC. Which was followed by a slew of releases on Low Steppa's Simma Black, Sleazy Deep, ALiVE, King Street, Dear Deer, Sakura Music & a vinyl release on Sex Panda White with remixes from Kevin Over, Telonius (Gomma) + Matt Fear & Kreature.

But it's NOLAN's collaboration with Amber Jolene, which spent an unprecedented 256 days in the Beatport NuDisco charts (100 days of which in the top 10 itself) which is proving hard to beat. The sublime remix by Danish rising star KANT resonated around Ibiza island and features on Toolroom Ibiza CD, Pure Salinas, Coco Beach, Armada Sunset + Ministry Of Sound Chilled House Ibiza compilation CDs and has also now had over 12 million views on YouTube!

Not one to rest on his laurels Nolan's next collaboration with the inimitable Forrest came out on KITTBALL featuring remixes from Hot Creations duo Raumakustik and label boss P.A.C.O. Followed by a 2 tracker ‘Dance Boy’ & ‘Cassette Tape’ on Enzo Siffredi's chart busting Wired imprint & a release on Kerri Chandler’s MadTech.

Soul Clap & Wolf + Lamb then snapped up 4 more Nolan / Forrest collaborations for an EP on their Brooklyn based Crew Love Records & a collaboration with House Music royalty Joi Cardwell recently came out on the legendary Henry Street Records.

Plus the future looks hot with SASHA asking to sign 3 more NOLAN tracks and a remix for Mr. V about to drop too! Keep them peeled for more info….

Lola

Techno

Award winning Brighton based female DJ, a well known name in the LGBT club scene and purveyor of fat, bouncing beats, Lady Lola has been rocking our souls and minds for some years now. No stranger to transfixing dance floors at 5000 attendees plus with large scale events such as Brighton Pride, smashing closing sets year after in 2015 and 2016. Not only that, Lola also lights up London regularly with headline sets at key venues such as Electric Brixton and 93 East as well as having played at every venue in Brighton such as The Arch, Coalition, Concorde2, Green Door Store, The Volks and many more.

To add to her growing roster she has also featured at Ola Girls (Spain), Il Ha Branca Festival (Azores), Benidorm Pride, Amsterdam Pride, London Pride, Summer Rights (Tobacco Dock), As One In the Park (Victoria Park), Fright Festival, DPM not to mention clubs up and down the country and internationally supporting the likes of Route 94, Kellerkind, Pan Pot and Enzo Siffredi.

She is also the co-founder of local club night SIZE. and promotes her own night "Rumour Has It" and co-hosts radio shows on Codesouth.FM and Brap FM. In 2016 she also became a firm Berlin-Brighton resident where she has truly begun to shine and develop her own Berlin tinged sound

Winner of Brighton Dj of the Year 2014. and 2015!

Faide

Melodic House & Techno | Techno

One of the underground scene's most exciting and talented prospects. Meet FAIDE, a Brighton-based DJ and producer with a love for the melodic and deep sides of the Berlin sound. Working with Markus Saarländer on his first EP back in November 2017 under Markus' label Dino Audio named 'Devil In My Clothes', which featured beautiful haunting vocals, FAIDE received huge support from some of the biggest names in the scene including the likes of Danny Tenaglia, Dave Seaman, Above & Beyond, Matt Darey, Just Her, Soul Button, Decoded Magazine, Marc Depulse and many more!

FAIDE's release in August 2018 called 'Another Story' received even bigger accolades with DJs such as Nick Warren and Eelke Kleijn giving the EP airtime with the latter playing it at the Mixmag Livestream Party in NYC at the Lab as well as finishing his set at Burning Man with the flipside Wal. Global superstars Aly & Fila also included the track in their weekly FSOE radio show. Other support coming in has been from the likes of Kölsch, Joris Voorn, Above & Beyond, Steve Lawler, Roger Sanchez, Luigi Madonna, Guy J, Frankey & Sandrino, Marc Depulse and many more. Not only that Faide finished 2019 with a release on one of Berlin's and the world's biggest labels Stil vor Talent with our good friends from Buenos Aires Ubbah & The Brigado Crew, with their track being smashed globally by label head Oliver Koletzki. 2020 is going to be a huge year!

Be proud Brighton, FAIDE is one of our own and making big waves.

POoK

Techno

Inspired by the beats of many a dark dancefloor, POoK “the man wiv big hands” has a style that grew roots in the underground Bristol and Welsh free party scenes. With 17 years experience his craft has been publicly mastered at some impressive events and venues across the South of England and abroad.

Over the years the dancefloors have been moved with precision at the likes of Turnmills, The Egg, SE1, The Volks Nightclub, Concorde 2 and plenty of festivals including Waveform, Noisily and Paris Tech.

Back on the mic, with his charismatic random wit and banter, POoK has listeners tuning in worldwide for his weekly night radio show on Codesouth.fm. as well as being a firm fan favourite and resident with Berlin-Brighton. 2018 saw POoK release on DJ Markus Saarländer's new Brighton label Dino Audio and Sami Kubu's Nightshift Records Techno imprint gaining support for his Lola EP on Dino Audio from the likes of Dave Seaman, Davide Squillace, Aly & Fila, Paride Saraceni, Danny Tenaglia, Paco Osuna, Cid Inc, Solarstone, Soul Button and many more. Since then releases have come far and wide with EPs on Krafted as well as Ben Coda's label Lowering The Tone Records.

Check out POoK's releases here:
https://www.beatport.com/label/dino-audio/67214

Monica

Nu Disco | Deep House | Techno

Two strangers enter a toilet at a Pan Pot gig, they emerge as friends, and two years later are ready to start showing the city of Brighton and the rest of the world their unique style of dance floor groovers.

Luke and Owen, aka Monica, have been members of the dance floor generation since their late teens. With a musical choice that is sometimes considered to sit just outside what the majority of people in Brighton play, and a love for the Berlin sound, it wasn't long before they were offered their first taste of limelight, when the head honcho of Nightshift Records, Sami Kubu, offered them a slot on her bi-monthly podcast. The podcast was to be released as a Halloween special in 2016. The mix was an emotional and moody eclectic mix of music both Luke and Owen love with groove from start to finish. It was well received by both listeners and Nightshift records themselves and building on their success secured a weekly radio show on Codesouth FM. Since then Monica have been involved in numerous Berlin-Brighton events and completed a Berlin Mixtapes Guest mix for us too. Check out Episode 020.

Colin Brooks

Melodic House & Techno | Progressive House | Techno

What's this item aA longstanding member of the Berlin - Brighton crew and well-known figure within Brighton's Underground Music Scene. Colin or 'Colinos' as he is known in the Berlin family, burst onto the stage 2 years ago in his quest for deep underground sounds. It wasn't long until he was firmly nestled into the Brighton scene with gigs at Block, The Tempest, The Volks, the Arch, Marwoods and the Fortune of War as well as an outing last year at Generator Barcelona and the Bimble Festival, gaining quick recognition by his musical piers and partygoers.

Colin started his own radio show 'Koipinoxia' towards the tail end of 2018 on Trickstar Radio, where you can catch him on the airwaves every Thursday 22:00-00:00 delivering a multitude of deep, progressive and melodic flavours. Colin will be warming up proceedings, so luscious grooves are guaranteed.
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Henning Schmitz

Electronica | Funk | House | Techno

Henning, otherwise known as Captain wOw, takes you on a journey through a spaced out world. Known as a disgraced radical underground Nebular Engineer. It is well-known that he has been banned by NASA after a series of intergalactic noise complaints. He was therefore told he’d never see deep space again. But he has other plans. Fleeing from the torrent of scandalous media interest, he slunked into the UK and has been hiding in the electronic music scene ever since. Henning also co-hosted the weekly Lunar Transmissions Radio Show on Codesouth.FM,

Just:Ali

Tech House | Techno

Melody is the very essence of music and provides a bright and beautiful light that flickers in the dark. 

Back by popular demand and twenty years in the making with sets at legendary clubs including The Cross and Turnmills, Just:Ali’s love affair with music remains as insatiable as it was from the very day he was bitten. Stepping back from playing out and building a career behind the scenes at some of the UKs largest festivals and events including Glastonbury, Lovebox, Drumcode, Abode and Junction 2, this return sees a rebirth and a return to form.

Just:Ali brings a battery of driving beats spiked with melody and voice from a palette of Europe's finest techno labels and producers.

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