1. Set, 2-3 h
Jeff Milligan with a deep and mellow set “fat32 ltd edition master”, February 2010
Jeff Milligan is legendarily regarded by his contemporaries as one the most technically talented DJ’s in the world. By 1999, Jeff began touring the worldwide circuit. Jeff has since performed in almost every major city in Europe, North America and Japan, spanning the globe, maintaining a rigorous tour schedule, DJ’ing and performing live at the world’s finest venues in support of the music he loves. Jeff has since headlined alongside almost every prolific producer to have graced the electronic music stage in the past decade. Jeff’s own musical compositions have also had considerable impact on the world and he is highly regarded as a musician as well as a DJ. (Resident Advisor)
Jeff Milligan war einer der ersten in Kanada, die Techno gemacht haben; zusammen mit einer Handvoll anderer, die jetzt auch alle ihr eigenes Label haben. Anfang der 90er, verstreut über den ganzen Grenzstreifen des Süd-Nord-Gefälles. Kitchener (das früher mal Berlin hieß und lange Zeit eine Art Mecca der Szene war), Toronto (Killer & Dumb Unit, Blue, Cynosure und Revolver sitzen dort), Montreal (mit Hautec, Oral), Vancouver, London Ontario.
Jeff Milligan: Sieht man sich die Szene in Toronto an, dann sind wir wirklich eher so etwas wie ein Mikrokosmos. Es ist so eine “everything” Stadt, aber auch eine Bankstadt. Da Canada ja so etwas wie ein Teil der Commonwealth ist, ist der britische Einfluss generell ja eher groß, wir davon allerdings weit weg. Wir sind eher ein wenig intimer. Nicht wirklich eine “Partyszene”. (de-bug magazine)
2. Set 3-4 h
Zaid Edghaim, Thoughtless Music. June 2010
Zaid loves music…
Zaid loves house…
Zaid loves to dance…
3. Set 4-5 h
Set: Arthur Oskan Live PA @TheWorks, Detroit, May 2010
As a teenager during the late 80’s and early 90’s, Arthur Oskan began immersing himself in a variety of musical styles. During this time he listened to and soaked in information about studio gurus like Georgio Moroder, Vince Clark and AlanWilder, and industrial bands such as Nitzer Ebb, Cetu Javu, and Front 242. In his quest to quench his appetite for synthetic music he eventually purchased his own EPS Sampler, a TR-606 drum machine, a Roland JX3P and a 4-Track. These early years of training proved invaluable as they provided him with a solid foundation for his budding studio prowess.
By the mid-nineties, following a brief period producing for and performing with Toronto industrial and techno acts,
he began recording a series of studio sessions under the pseudonym Auracle. Years later, these very same live studio sets were
re-distributed and caught the attention of local event promoters. Armed with his growing collection of analog relics and a 24
channel mixing desk, Oskan dropped incredible sets for several underground events during this time. As time went on, he
introduced a more percussive edge to his synthesizer lines and drum programming. By the end of the decade, he had found his
place among a solid group of Toronto electronic music producers and DJs, and he was performing with both local and
international talent alike.
During the early 2000’s while Oskan was establishing his career outside of music production as a graphic designer,
he spent some time in his studio away from gigging. In 2002 he re-emerged and resumed performing live sets at various high-
profile club events in Toronto. Since then, he has been producing and recording his innovative breed of techno music almost
After years of orienting his music releases around harder dance floor techno labels, Oskan decided to expose more of his music
by adding productions to his catalogue that were simpler and more delicate. Coincidentally, minimal music was on the rise to its
pinnacle of popularity and, as a result, Oskan’s newer productions have been frequently noticed by international labels and
In 2006, under his newer nom de plume, Myers Briggs, Oskan’s performed at MUTEK‘s Le Placard showcase led to the opening
of more doors. This exposure connected him to more record labels – Beretta Grey, Thoughtless Music, and Noah Pred’s
Sentient Sound – which subsequently released several of his singles and one of his widely celebrated EPs.
Today, Oskan’s previous and current productions appear on a variety of labels representing a comprehensive spectrum
of techno. His releases reside on labels including Beretta Music, Restructured, SecretWeapon, Cratesavers,
and Matrix Records.
Also exciting has been the acclaim given to his recent work by several of the world’s top dj’s and producers – Funk D’Void,
Los Hermanos, Chymera, and Fabric Lig. His “Resolutions” EP topped Alan Oldham‘s chart for Tresor (Berlin),
and his nine-minute long “Forever” as Myers Briggs, appeared on John Digweed’s “Transmission Vol. 4“. The track has been
widely celebrated by James Holden, Nic Fanciulli, and Argentine great, Hernan Cattaneo.
As one of Toronto’s leading live acts, Oskan has performed alongside such international artists including Omar S, Troy Pierce,
Heartthrob, Alex Under and Someone Else.
He continues to perform live and produce music for several labels in 2010, and is now working with Fabric London’s publishing
arm to further grow his international exposure.
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4. Set 5-6 h
Artuhr Oskan , Live PA, Fall 2009