'LOCAL 092 EP' AND 'BALANCE' MAKE A MARK IN THE UNDERGROUND
After a rough year and dealing with unfortunate medical issues, talented underground artist CIHAN MARENO proudly presents a host of exciting new projects. Hospitalized twice for heart problems, Cihan made a remarkable recovery and is now fully focused on his career and music. The LOCAL 092 EP is out now on KAAPRO RECORDS and contains 3 original tracks and 2 additional remixes by the likes of Youri Donatz and Markomas. November 26th will see the release of BALANCE on Tulipe Records.
After a testing period in his life, Cihan was feeling overwhelmed with emotions and it was time to express himself through musical effort.
Cihan Mareno: "There's an interesting story to LOCAL 092. When I finally had time to get in studio this year, my Spanish neighbour came by to visit He drops by sometimes in my home studio to hang out and talk about everyday things. So after some nice talk, I keep working as he is there. He was looking at my work flow and expressed how much he enjoyed the sound. I smiled and said "I am really just testing new stuff." The name 'Local 092' came from my Spanish neighbour. He reminded me of everything that happened with me this year, all of the troubling events -- especially the time at the hospital, and I wanted to express all that, so 'Local 092' was born. The name is known in Spain for emergency calls.”
Earlier, Cihan Mareno had a very successful release on Kaapro Records: ELLE. The remix by HOLLEN reached the top 10 on Traxsource.com and became a favorite with Richie Hawtin who played it consistently at his gigs on Ibiza. Kaapro, owned by Mareno's good friend Youri Donatz has seen much support in recent years from artists like Dubfire, Locodice, Marco Carola and Carlo Lio.
The forthcoming release BALANCE includes remixes by JUST2, Alessan Main and Adrian C. These young talents each are very successful with several charting releases in the Beatport Top 100. Balance got the attention of Daniele Kama, the owner of Tulipe Records and an artist at Inside Sense. So, we decided to release it. Tulipe means energy, and it is upon this idea that the label was born; a platform aimed to produce sound that gives a good feeling on and off the dance floor. Sensations focused on the same target: Positive Energy. If a flower has the power to bring love, then music can do the same.
Cihan Mareno started making music at a very young age. His dad had some records from Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, George Michael, and the young Mareno grew up with it. One day Mareno saw people dancing on TV in a place surrounded by some red, blue and green lights. He was amazed by what he saw. So he asked his mother to get him the same lights but she did not buy them. Yet, a friend from school who was also a 'MacGyver' said he had invented something… And indeed, he created a disco light system. The young Mareno was so happy! He took it home and began to play disco music in his bedroom. In his high school years, Mareno became more fascinated by the DJ phenomenon and wanted to become a professional himself.
One day, a friend of Mareno said "Cihan, come and play at my uncle's club.” But Cihan was scared to play at only 17 years old. Normally you cannot enter a club legally until 18! After giving it a thought, Mareno said "Yes." And ever since his DJ career took off.
Then when Mareno went to the Love Parade in Berlin with his best friend, he started to create a deep passion for techno. Mareno began to produce tech house and techno and when his first track was released, he got such good feedback and respect for his music, it led to many bookings world wide.
Following months of speculation and anticipatory hearsay from hopeful dance music enthusiasts across all corners of the globe, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL have today put the rumors to rest by revealing that the World’s Premier Electronic event will be heading to not one, but TWO new locations for 2014!Next year will see both SOUTH AFRICA and JAPAN waving the ULTRA flag, as the world’s most international festival brand continues to export its unique experience to an ever-growing number of territories across the globe!Having already established gargantuan events in Miami, Argentina, Chile, Croatia, Brazil, Korea and Ibiza in its 15-year history, ULTRA SOUTH AFRICA and ULTRA JAPAN will be the EIGHTH and NINTH international editions of the Miami super festival, making ULTRA WORLDWIDE the most international festival brand in the world by quite some way, with events on no less than FIVE CONTINENTS!Guaranteeing the same level of world-class talent, along with the meticulous attention to detail and world-beating production that characterizes all of their worldwide events, Ultra Worldwide will bring its unique experience to two vibrant new markets, both increasingly hungry for dance music.Russell Faibisch – Founder, Executive Producer and CEO of Ultra Music Festival and Ultra Worldwide shared his excitement by saying:"South Africa & Japan are without a doubt two of the most burgeoning territories in the world when it comes to their ever-growing enthusiasm towards electronic music. Their demand for world-class electronic acts have become truly overwhelming of late, and the infrastructures in each place to put on an event like Ultra are healthier than they’ve ever been. These thriving scenes, coupled with the additional fact that these locations are some of the most beautiful I've ever come across, made the decision to expand into Africa and deeper into Asia an extremely exciting one to make."Adam Russakoff – Executive Producer, Talent Booker and Director of Business Affairs for Ultra Music Festival and Ultra Worldwide went on to say:"If there's one ethos that characterizes each and every one of our worldwide events, it's the unmatched experience that we offer our fans. This unique 'Ultra' experience is ultimately achieved by delivering the very best forward-thinking lineups alongside unbeatable production values, and I can absolutely guarantee that next year’s new editions will be no exception. The local promoters we've chosen to work with in each country both have an exceptional reputation for putting on the biggest and very best events in their markets, and our expansion into such booming territories is something I'm very much looking forward to."ULTRA SOUTH AFRICAFEBRUARY 14 – OSTRICH FARM, CAPE TOWNFEBRUARY 15 – NASREC SHOWGROUNDS, JOHANNESBURGTICKETS ON SALE 9AM (SAST) NOVEMBER 1, 2013PHASE 1 LINEUPTIËSTOALESSO, NICKY ROMERO, KREWELLA, W&W,GOLDFISH, BLACK COFFEE, MI CASA, EUPHONIK & DJ FRESHGracing Cape Town Ostrich Farm [February 14] and Nasrec Showgrounds, Johannesburg [February 15] with the unique and unrivalled experience for which it is so globally famed, ULTRA SOUTH AFRICA will be the first, and by far the biggest, event of its kind to hit the African continent when it lands in early 2014.What’s more, headlining the entire event will be none other than Dutch superstar DJ, producer and Musical Freedom label boss TIËSTO! A firm favourite with Ultra fans across the world, and without doubt one of the planet's most in demand DJs, Tiësto will be supported by an array of fellow countrymen, in the form of bona fideüberstar NICKY ROMERO and chart-topping duo W&W. Flying the flag for Sweden will be 22-year old superstarALESSO, whilst Chicago-based trio KREWELLA look set to provide the much needed injection of bass to proceedings!If that weren’t enough, joining these international big hitters in the first wave of talent to be announced, will be a whole host of South Africa’s finest talent and local heroes in the form of Cape Town based duo GOLDFISH,underground house star BLACK COFFEE and the stellar three-piece outfit hailing from Johannesburg, MI CASA. Last but by no means least, legendary house music partners EUPHONIK & DJ FRESH will be stepping up to represent South Africa in style.Shaun Duvet, MD at Electric Music – the South African partner and co-organizer of the festival – added:"Over the past three years we (Electric) have successfully toured the world's biggest DJs and in doing so feel that the South African audience has been building up momentum to take on a festival of massive proportion... All electronically focused of course. Having been to Ultra Miami and Europe, we felt the market was indeed ready for Ultra South Africa, and judging by the levels of anticipation here, it is."TICKET INFORMATIONUltra South Africa is strictly an 18 and over event.TICKETS GO ON SALE9AM (SAST) NOVEMBER 1, 2013Ticket prices for each event are as follows:CAPE TOWN – FEBRUARY 14, 2013GATES OPEN 2PMGAEarly Bird – R600Phase 1 – R700Phase 2 – R800Phase 3 – TBAVIPPhase 1 – R900Phase 2 – R1100Phase 3 – TBAJOHANNESBURG – FEBRUARY 15, 2013GATES OPEN 12PMGAEarly bird – R650Phase 1 - R750Phase 2 - R850Phase 3 – TBAVIPPhase 1 – R1200Phase 2 – R1500Phase 3 – TBAVVIPPhase 1 – R3000Phase 2 - TBA
ULTRA JAPAN – 2014LINEUP, DATE, VENUE & TICKET INFOTBA @ ROAD TO ULTRA TOKYOROAD TO ULTRA TOKYODECEMBER 20, 2013 – AGEHA, TOKYOABOVE & BEYOND, SHOWTEK and moreThe world’s biggest and most global festival brand announces the destination of its newest addition as Ultra Worldwide reveals ULTRA JAPAN will be taking place for the very first time in 2014!Although the exact date, location and details have yet to be announced, 2014 will see the country’s capital Tokyo welcome tens of thousands of revelers to take in the experience of the world’s premier electronic music festival as it continues on its quest to deliver the finest line-ups and most astounding production to each corner of the planet.To celebrate this latest member of the Ultra Worldwide family, it can also be announced that the world famous ‘ROAD TO ULTRA’ party will be coming to Tokyo before the end of 2013!On Friday 20th December 2013, ROAD TO ULTRA TOKYO will be welcoming ABOVE & BEYOND, SHOWTEK, an array of local talent, and thousands of dance music lovers to lift the roof off the Ageha in the capital’s Bay Area, Shin Kiba. During this event all the ULTRA JAPAN 2014 festival information will be revealed!About Ultra Worldwide™ULTRA WORLDWIDE is the global brand of the World’s Premier Electronic Music event ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL. An internationally renowned event that has taken place every March since its inception in 1999, Ultra Music Festival celebrated its 15th anniversary this year by becoming the first ever major electronic festival to produce an event over two consecutive weekends. Boasting the hottest names and the finest talent to be found anywhere on the planet, Ultra Worldwide is now the most international festival brand in the world by far, as it continues to transport the unrivaled experience from its Miami flagship event to an ever-growing number of destinations and fans all over the globe. Add in their pioneering live stream, ‘Ultra Live’ and Ultra Worldwide is able to bring the festival experience online to over 11 million unique viewers globally.Over the past 15 years, literally thousands of the world's most iconic DJs, producers and live acts have mesmerized audiences with awe-inspiring sets at Ultra events in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Croatia, Ibiza, Korea and of course Miami. Each and every new global edition has been founded on the same successful formula that has been perfected over 15 years in Miami, combining the most diverse electronic talent with the most technologically advanced, large scale festival productions in the world.In 2014, Ultra continues to push the boundaries, bringing its unparalleled combination of cutting edge production and the world's best electronic acts back to its previous strongholds and to new frontiers across the globe. With brand new editions set for South Africa and Japan next year already, 2014 will see Ultra in NINE COUNTRIES and FIVE CONTINENTS across the globe.
01.-Mark Knight - Your Love (Original Club Mix) ToolRoom
02.-Mat.Joe - Somebody (Original Mix) Off Recordings
03.-Darius Syrossian & Hector Couto - House Is House (Original Mix) Hot Creations
04.-David Penn & Jabato - La Calle (Caal Smile Remix) Urbana
05.-Leftwing & Kody - Lost (Original Mix)
06.-Jon Cutler ft E - Man - Its Yours (Nice7 Remix) Noir Music
07.-Monkey Safari - Sensation (Original Mix)
08.-Phunk Investigation - VRoom (David Penn Remix) Phunk Traxx
09.-Rober Gaez - You Know What I Mean (Original Mix) Floorplay
10.-Sabb & Cuartero - Don't You Know (Original Mix) Noir Music
11.-ChubeKa & The Deepshakerz - Let The Rhythm (Original Mix) Snatch Music
12.-Candi Staton - Hallelujah Anyway (David Penn Going Deeper Mix) Defected
13.-Boris Dlugosch feat Roisin Murphy - Never Enough (Rober Gaez Remix)
04.-Phunk Investigation - VRoom (David Penn Remix) Phunk Traxx
05.-Roger Sanchez feat. GTO - Troubleman M (Original Mix) Stealth
06.-Jay Lumen - Rock It Up (Original Mix) Suara
07.-FCL - Its You (MK Mix) [Defected]
08.-Adeva - In & Out Of Life (David Penn Remix)
09.-Schuhmacher - Bassline Skanker (Original Mix) Zulu Records