Soulful Techno : A monthly mix with a personal touch from Gabriel Ananda and guests every 1st Sunday from 2pm 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.
Cherish DJ and owner of Safehouse Radio provides the occasional guest mix when she has time between running the station, The Country Club and her own business.
Cherish, found her love for dance music at Verwood Manor and subsequently The Country Club in 1998. She is now the Promoter/Guardian of The Country Club, a event raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, in memory of Clive Miles otherwise known as The Dance Daddy and owner of fast growing underground dance music station Safehouse Radio.
Cherish has a passion for good music in nearly all genres. Having learnt on vinyl she can mix on vinyl & controller and plays for fun with no interest in playing out. She provides the occasional guest mix for Safehouse and other radio stations. If it's good music she'll play it! Her moto in life is to always smile and that you're never too old to have fun!
Open House with Randi Seidman every 2nd Tues from 5pm featuring today's newest & grooviest deep, tech and progressive, includes his own mixes as well as exclusive guest mixes from the biggest DJs around the world. TURN IT UP!
Randy Seidman is one of the hardest working electronic music artists in Los Angeles. His sets are woven together with original edits, creating a unique atmosphere that has caught the ears of many.
Since 2007, Randy has been the top support choice of trance megastars, Infected Mushroom, playing over 450 shows with them around the world (from Ecuador to India, Mexico to Russia, Canada to Ibiza, New York to Madrid, and countless places in between). They named Randy "Breakthrough DJ/Producer of the Year" in the prestigious DJ Mag Top 100 poll.
As one would expect, this exposure helped open many doors for Randy, including headlining shows at Ministry of Sound in Korea; Full Moon Festival in Koh Phangan (Thailand); Levels in Bangkok; Zouk in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia); WhiteRoom in Sabah (Borneo); Pyramid & Velvet Hypnotized in Bali (Indonesia); El Siete in Quito (Ecuador); Rise Afterhours in Boston; Silk City in Philadelphia; and many other global destinations including Switzerland, Finland, Russia, and Mexico.
Additionally, Randy has had the honor of playing some of the world's best clubs and festivals including: Privilege (Ibiza), Kapital Festival (Ecuador), Caffeine Festival & Beta Nightclub (Denver), Guvernment (Toronto), Insomniac's Nocturnal Festival (Austin), and three times at the Miami Winter Music Conference for Ultra Music Festival. All of this while holding a monthly residency at one of the world's top nightclubs, Avalon in Hollywood.
Since 2008, Randy has had a stream of releases supported by the likes of Armin Van Buuren, Sander Kleinenberg, Ad Brown, Omid 16b, and Matan Caspi to name just some. Randy's first downtempo EP, entitled 'Sunset Honey' (produced alongside Infected Mushroom's guitarist, Tommy Cunningham) climbed to the #2 spot on Beatport's Top 100 Chill Out release chart. This set the stage for Randy's next two downtempo EP's, both of which climbed to top-3, including the #1 position for 'Been Forever', a successful collaboration teaming up Randy with The Maniac Agenda (producers of the popular video game series, Metal Gear Rising). Randy has released music on labels such as Black Hole (Magik Muzik), Witty Tunes, Spring Tube, Outta Limits, Intricate Records, Easy Summer, and many more. Additionally, his music has been utilized by the E! Television Network.
Randy hasn't settled with DJing and music production... Open House is his electronic music mix show which airs monthly on Safehouse Radio. The program features quality dance music ranging from Deep to Tech to Progressive, and has reached over 300,000 downloads from around the world. Past episodes have included guest mixes from the likes of Mark Lower, Chris Lake, Max Freegrant, Quivver, Proff, Nora En Pure, Eelke Kleijn, Ad Brown, Claes Rosen, Moonbeam, and many more... Check out all episodes and track lists at www.openhousepodcast.com, and subscribe for free in the iTunes store.
Randy pursues his craft with exuberant devotion: a desire for the party, for the sound, and for the beauty of dance music. In the next few years, you will see his ambition take him to new heights - in music and in life.
Luca Guerrieri joins us on Safehouse Radio every 4th Sunday from 2pm, delivering a monthly dose of house music from Follonica, Italy.
A long story from 90's...
December 2014 after the Pete Tong World Exclusive First Play, Danny Howard presents ‘Harmony’ by Italian producer and DJ Luca Guerrieri as the latest Future Anthem of 2014 on his BBC Radio 1 Show. Emotional strings and beautiful piano arpeggios, dramatic, haunting bassline, and pressure beats packed with powerful peaks and drops are the elements that led the track to earn fans as diverse as Zane Lowe, Groove Armada, The Avener, Gorgon City, Rudimental, Avicii, Axwell and Steve Angello to name but a few. With rumors on the Internet fast becoming stellar, ‘Harmony’ (D:vision Records) was shortly after crowned the latest #No1 of the year and “the biggest tune of 2015!” in the DMC Buzz Chart, and the BBC Radio 1 Dance Chart #No1 for 2 weeks in a row.
Speaking of Luca Guerrieri as a newcomer would be an understatement though as he has been producing club hits such as ‘Strump’ with Federico Scavo and remixing classics for artist including Bob Sinclar, Crystal Waters, Jutty Ranx, Ruffneck, Robbie Rivera, Pitbull, Rufus, Marshall Jefferson, Barbara Tucker, and more since 2000. In the same year, Luca became resident DJ for Tartana in Tuscany, one of the most popular clubs in Italy, and he is also the resident DJ for another landmark club, Setai in Bergamo, with regular appearances at some of the best clubs in the country including Tenax in Florence, Setai in Bergamo, Samsara in Gallipoli and Music on The Rocks in Positano.
In 2016 he founded together with event specialist Marco Roncetti (Marula / Tartana) Claps Records A brand new genre crossing label from Tuscany with a special blend of Deep / Tech House and Soulful grooves, have their sights set to captivating an international audience with their music. They will also be launching their own club sessions to showcase artist from the label and beyond.