Motek New York City

Line Up:

Ben Coda
Matt Hardinge
Hakim Guelmi
Criminal Sound
Kristijan Jankovic

Date / Time:
Date: December 9th, 2011
Doors Open At: 9:00 PM
Doors Close At: 6:00 AM

*No entry after 4:00 AM

Ages / Cost:
Ages: 21+
Cost: $5 before 11:00 PM, $10 after 11:00 PM

Additional Information:

Ben Coda [ Baroque, Inkfish, Silk Digital, Black Hole Recordings, Lowbit, Whartone Records ]

DJ, producer and remixer Ben Coda has now firmly established himself as one of the most exciting talents in the UK dance music scene. Since his first release at the end of 2008, Ben’s unique blend of tech and progressive house has picked up massive support worldwide.

In 2010 Ben has worked with some of the most influential and well-known labels around, including Unreleased Digital, Baroque, Whartone, Inkfish and Black Hole. The list of DJ’s supporting Ben’s tunes reads like a who’s who of dance music - Funkagenda, Paul Oakenfold, Nick Warren, Roger Sanchez, Hybrid, Sonny Wharton, Daniel Portman, Chris Reece, EDX, Cid Inc and many more…

Ben’s tech-prog sound crosses boundaries – tough beats and rolling basslines contrast with soaring melodies, fusing Ben’s love of the tougher sounds of techno and tech house with classic progressive house.Ben is also a talented DJ, combining seamless mixing with a forward-thinking tune selection. As well as being a regular in clubs across London and the UK, including the Ministry of Sound, he has DJ’d in a growing list of worldwide destinations, including being one of the few DJs to be invited to tour New Caledonia in the South Pacific.

With a busy DJ schedule, a monthly radio show on Danceradio Global and some serious original and remix material coming up, Ben Coda is definitely one to watch!You can check out Ben’s monthly show on|Progressive house radio|tech house radio|Trance radio|Trance Stream|Trance Music|Dance News|Progressive Radio|Progressive music|Progressive house|House radio|House|music| on the 3rd Thursday of every month 12-2pm CET.

Matt Hardinge [ Motek, CasaTech Records ]

Originally from Montreal, Matt has lived and travelled all over the globe. He is currently residing in London where you can find him playing regularly at clubs such as Ministry of Sound, Pacha, Egg, Whitehouse and more...

Unlike many DJs, Matt doesn't pigeonhole himself into any one particular genre. Instead he creates a distinctly unique sound blending together the best bits of tech house, progressive house and techno that will keep any dance floor moving until the early hours of the morning.

Known for his long seamless mixes, Matt is just as comfortable opening, closing, or completely smashing the dancefloor during peak hours. He uses his ability to read his audience and selective programming to draw the crowd in the direction he wants… on the dancefloor!

Hakim Guelmi

It took two years for this 21 year old to transform from a regular raver and fan of E.D.M. to the man behind the decks.. Always fascinated by the world of arts by way of cinema, Guelmi was part of the masses that regularly visited Afterhour clubs, specifically Aria, in 2005. Inspired and influenced by local techno talents such as Creator and Preach, Guelmi quickly realized that electronic dance music was taking over cinema’s spotlight. Incorporating himself with Aria’s inner circle by promoting for the club for 6 months, his love for the scene kept being fostered by the people around him and the local and international DJs that graced Montreal with their talents.

Today, Guelmi has no reason not to feel very proud of his accomplishments. Considering James Holden, Sven Vath, Ritchie Hawtin and Danny Howells as his major international influences, Guelmi’s style has evolved into a bone-chilling dark, hybrid version of Techno, Tech-House and Minimal. Nitpicking the best of each genre, he manages to weave an energetic web of heart-pulsating beats making his set any dancer’s dream. Constantly practicing, his mixing technique exudes confidence. By organizing and promoting events for the Velvet Club since October ‘07, Guelmi has managed to play alongside international talents as Desyn Masiello, Tom Pooks, Preach … Hakim Guelmi’s fanbase keeps growing on a weekly basis and he has already begun to inspire younger first-steppers into the scene.

Proving his value and worth are a key element for the continuation of the growing electronic dance music scene, Hakim Guelmi looks to the future feeling positive and confident, knowing that it is his unbending determination that will bring him where he wants.

Supported by NYC Locals:

Criminal Sound (Mark i.e. Cobián, Midnight Snack, & AJ Clay)
Kristijan Jankovic

Event Links available at:

RA: Event listings for New York, United States of America


Event Location:

National Underground
159 E Houston Street
New York

DJ and Producer Ben Coda
Matt Hardinge's sounds on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free
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Criminal Sound