From underground heroes to legendary masters, the TRAKTOR SIGNATURES series gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the signature styles and go-to tricks of artists from diverse genres.

Learn how they shape their sets with TRAKTOR, get a closer look at their equipment, and see how they stay inspired and relevant in the fast-paced world of DJing and performance.

DUBFIRE

Following commercial success with dance duo Deep Dish, Ali Shirazinia went on to explore the depths of underground house and techno under the moniker Dubfire. His strong work ethic and unique drive for innovation as a DJ have ensured steady progression throughout a career spanning three decades.

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PLEASUREKRAFT

Pleasurekraft's initial rise to notoriety came in 2010 with the now iconic Tech House masterpiece "Tarantula." Kaveh Soroush, who utilizes the combined power of TRAKTOR and MASCHINE with his uniquely customized configuration, takes pride in building a musical narrative exploring profound depths and reaching transcendental highs on an epic cosmic techno journey.

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LTJ BUKEM

Known for his flawlessly mixed sets chock-full of exclusive dubs, LTJ Bukem’s atmospheric evolution of breakbeat hardcore and jungle continues to resonate throughout drum & bass. A tireless DJ, a horizon-expanding producer, and a genre-defining label boss, arguably no one has done more to define and refine the sound of smooth, soulful DnB.

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JORAN VAN POL

Dutch producer Joran van Pol dived into electronic music at a young age. Having collected records for many years, he earned a formidable reputation playing regular backroom DJ sets at the iconic Studio 80 club in Amsterdam. He soon made his production debut, with early releases on the record labels of Richie Hawtin and Dubfire. Since 2016 Joran has run his own label, FADE, representing his love of minimalistic and deep techno music.

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BLOND:ISH

BLOND:ISH are Anstascia and Vivie-Ann, two inspiring and amazingly creative artists originally from Montreal. The pair joined forces years ago when they began organizing underground parties, encouraging people to come and get lost in music together. As DJs, their sound varies from groovy, percussive house music via spaced out journeys to more dark and provocative vibes.

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ANDY C

Drum & bass icon Andy C has been playing it fast since the early 90s. His signature style employs three turntables, high energy, and the trademark double drop — where the basslines of two tracks essentially 'drop' at the same time. With a relentless energy and dedication, producing era-defining cuts, Andy C’s fast mixing and explosive spirit has kept him atop of the game for over three decades.

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JORIS VOORN

Joris Voorn’s technical dexterity and integrity as a DJ have gone hand-in-hand since he first started moving dancefloors over two decades ago. With several celebrated mix CDs, leading residencies, and a rich history within the house and techno worlds, the Dutch DJ and producer’s journey to being the headliner on the international underground map is built squarely on craftsmanship and respect to the arts.

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REBEKAH

Birmingham-born, Berlin-based DJ and producer, Rebekah, is one of the hardest working and most in demand DJs on the techno circuit. Drawing on two decades of experience, her tough-as-nails TRAKTOR-based techno sets routinely blur the lines between live performance and conventional DJing.

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AUDIOFLY

Production and DJ duo, Audiofly, is made up of Anthony Middleton and Luca Saporito. From their Barcelona base, these veteran producers export their distinctive, effortlessly epic and genre-defying brand of house music to the farthest reaches of the global dance music scene, with DJ performances to match.

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New TRAKTOR SIGNATURES features are published every two weeks. Check back for more in-depth looks at critical artists and DJs pushing the boundaries of their genres.