PRODUCER’S CATEGORY (Dance Music)
Producer of The Year 2014
-Filip Wake & Aron Baked
Filip Wake & Aron Baked (Stockholm — Sweden)
Upon attending The School of Audio Engineering in Stockholm, Filip Wake decided to take his unmistakeable passion for house music to the next level and started to produce his own tracks. Since then he’s earned the opportunity to showcase his skills by holding residencies in Stockholm’s major clubs,playing shows on the other side of the globe and getting his track “Breathe Again” placed #10 on iTunes in Sweden.
In 2013 he decided to join forces with Aron Baked, originally a rock-drummer who improvises beats live with MIDI-Percussion.
Filip Wake & Aron Baked have created an unpredictable electronic house machine with creative mixes, improvised beats and a completely unique style of EDM. Together with extravagant performances and their own productions they are sure to take their audience somewhere special on any given night.
Producer of The Year 2012
DJ Hightech is a talented DJ, Producer and Remixer from Malaysia who specializes in House Music and is inspired by producers like, John Digweed, Claude Von Stroke, Mathias Tanzmann, & Joris Voorn.
He had his first release with an independent digital label known as Seven Records based in California. This marked the beginning of his producing career as other digital labels and well-known international producers then slowly notices him. He now has released tracks under labels such as Bedroom Muzik and has a few productions lined up with Coqui Selection & Dj Wady.
DJ Hightech has no intention of slowing down now, he aspires to be a world known producer and hopes one day that his tracks are played by other DJs. So keep an eye out for DJ Hightech in future there will many more epic productions by him.
Producer of The Year 2010
After receiving the 2010 KL CHOONS Awards ‘Producer Of The Year’, Flikswitch has cemented his status as a bona fide DJ/producer/remixer/engineer. His productions style reflect much on his refined taste in deep house & tech house music. Hedonistic, sensual & seductive, Flikswitch delivers a sense of playful sexuality both in his DJ sets as well as his productions. Flikswitch is signed to the ‘220V Recordings’ international digital record label & has numerous EPs & remixes released & promoted by them. He is currently busy working in his studio working on more future productions & remixes. Flikswitch knows where he’s heading & will certainly get there. WATCH THIS SPACE!
Mr. Fluff is one of Bo’s many monikers. This is where he expresses on his love for dance music. This music producer / DJ discovered his passion for dance music when he first played around with a sequencing program known as Fruity Loops early 2003. With the urge to understand the concept behind four by four beats, he scouted for records by the likes of ATFC, Copyright, Darren Clarke, Carl Cox and many more. This is just the beginning of his journey.After producing several tracks, his talent was recognized by veteran DJ & VJ Joey G in 2006. Joey & Bo formed a duo called CosmicSpaceMunkys and they ventured into producing house music together. Joey was the one held responsible for teaching Bo how to DJ and leading him to a better understanding towards producing house music. In 2006, the duo competed in the Heineken Thirst Studio and emerged as the champions where they were sent to London on for a Master Class with the infamous Paul Epworth who has produced international bands such as Bloc Party, Maximo Park, Arctic Monkeys, Plan B and many more. Mr. Fluff learnt a great deal of production work here and picked up insider trades of the music world. After the trip, they were brought back home to perform the opening set for the infamous Groove Armada at KL Tower. That was where the name CosmicSpaceMunkys shot to stardom.
After a few months in 2007 of gigging around Malaysia, they were invited to compete against producers from around the world in Las Vegas and was slated to perform at TAO club @ Venetian Hotel i n May where they performed on the same bill as Erick Morillo, Kanye West, Gym Class Heroes and many more. Best said “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”. Come October, they were asked to remix local artists such as Hannah Tan & Deanna Yusof. Shortly after, they came to a decision for a hiatus.With CosmicSpaceMunkys on a break, Mr. Fluff started to DJ for several events & clubs in KL & Singapore such as Twilight Action Girl @ Zouk, Twisted Tuesday @ Loft Upstairs alongside event residents Nazkimo & Ndroid, Nokia Independent Artist Club @ Zouk, New Years @ Solaris, Maison, Mistiqal @ Mist Club and many more.Mr. Fluff took his view on music to another level and ventured out into his singer songwriter moniker, Bedroom Sanctuary and released an Acoustic / Folk / Jazz album titled “Gemini” in October 2008. He also started to concentrate more on his Jazz / Rock band, “Seven” which has been active in the indie scene since 2002. An album is still in progress after several years. This gained his confidence into being a better music producer & performer.In early 2009, his production & DJ sets were heard by an international DJ / Producer & Label owner, Dave Floyd who is on Defected Records today. Dave decided to release a Mr. Fluff EP under his label named Ambasada Records of UK. Mr. Fluff’s first release was “Hello World” EP that includes tracks such as On Eve, Itch Number 7 & Indian Flute in October 2008.
In May 2009 he competed in the Choons Awards where he earned the title “Producer of the Year” with his track, “Caution!” and prior to his achievement, several local & international recording labels approached him and wanted to sign several of his originals. Labels like 220V Digital Recordings (MY), Kiminor Records (MY / JPN), Tonic! Records (UK) and several more. The next EP slated to be released in December 2009 entitled “Str ip U” under 220V Digital Recordings. Mr. Fluff is one of the millions of DJ names & monikers that can be found on online stores such as Beatport, Juno Downloads, DJ Download, Itunes Store and several more to be named.
His mixes & tracks were played all over the world on radio stations & shows such as Radio Klub of France, Bash FM, Quintessenz, Night-Dj of Germany, Alpha radio Varna & Bulgaria of Bulgaria, Vox-T-Radio of Russia, Raunchy Rhythms of UK, Ibiza Global Radio, Culture Music Show en Formula Hit Almeria, Loca FM La Coruña, Formula Hit Galicia, Radio One Valencia, Fun FM Alicante y Murcia, Espiral FM Castellón of Spain, Dance Radio of Germany and many more. He has achieved more than just one Malaysian kid should.
In September 2009, Mr. Fluff was asked to produce local singer / rapper Hunny Madu’s full length album. This album is variety of Hip Hop, Baltimore, Ballad, Jazz & other genres. It’s slated to be released in Novemb er 2009. He took the advantage to learn more as a music producer throughout the process of this album. His adventurous character has led him from making tracks in his bedroom all the way to producing full length albums. His music blew out locally when the duo, CosmicSpaceMunkys were asked to produce local award winning singer/producer Reshmonu’s full length album which is slated to be released by the end of this year.
With the achievements and exp erience that he has gone through, Mr. Fluff’s passion for music is still going strong as the thought of stopping is the last thing on his mind. He is still seeking for the success that he wants and to him, the sky is the limit.