Maya Postepski

Maya Postepski is a Canadian musician and producer from Toronto, now based in Berlin. She has been making music for over twenty years, best known as drummer of the electronic group Austra (Domino). She co-founded, co-produced and internationally toured the first 3 albums with Austra- including the Juno and Polaris Prize nominated Feel It Break.

She is a multi-instrumentalist, prolific remix artist and DJ. In 2012 Maya co-wrote and produced the highly acclaimed, Juno nominated cult album TRST with Robert Alfons as TR/ST. The duo reunited to collaborate on the highly anticipated third album, The Destroyer, Part I and II. She was also featured as a vocalist on Egyptrixxʼs Chrysalis Records (Night Slugs).

In 2017 she stopped touring with Austra to focus on producing and DJing as a solo artist. Maya performs solo under the title Princess Century.
Her third solo album Surrender was released Oct. 2021. It was made at two polarizing geographic locations- Estonia’s acclaimed Narva Artist Residency at the Russian border, and in the Sahara Desert. It was mixed + mastered by fellow Riverside resident Julia Borelli. Julia and Maya also produced the explosive album Stand  by Dyan Valdéz.

Moving beyond the typical role of a DJ/Producer, Maya creates a vast array of music ranging from pop, to ambient and minimal techno. She is also actively involved in curating and consulting for dance pieces, fashion shows, installation work and film scores.  She produced the album Forever by Belgian’s superstars Soldout and Plastic Heart by Ghost Twin. She regularly collaborates with Berlinʼs Magic Island and Galya Chikiss and has a new duo, 6AM with seasoned Belgian producer Antilope.

Maya was invited to participate in the 2018 session of the Berlinale Talents program as a film composer, and scored Leonie Krippendorffʼs highly acclaimed feature film, Kokon, which premiered at Berlinale 2020. She also scored Stephen Dunnʼs Closet Monster which won Best Canadian feature at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Maya is also active as a DJ in some of the most renown international venues including Tresor, Paradiso, The Button Factory, Club Revier, Powerhouse Moscow, OT301, Suicide Circus, Razzmatazz etc. She also appears as a live performer and DJʼs regularly at festivals, queer parties, and has a regular slot at Brusselʼs Kiosk Radio.

She is currently playing live drums and synthesizers with Emel Mathlouthi and Peaches.

8Kays

8Kays is artistic project founded in 2014 by Iryna Shvydka, the Ukrainian sound-producer and live act. Striving for the freedom of bringing the experiments into the sound, 8Kays is a space, where she could have her room for the sound realization.
When it comes to music, you’ll hear the call of the soul straight from 8Kays inner dimension. Her intriguing and undeniably particular sound has been the reflection of the artistic mind, full of authenticity and depth.
Hailing from Ukraine’s capital Kyiv city, Iryna Shvydka aka 8Kays has focused on producing as the vital and essential part of her human being.
8Kays current touring schedule includes the reputable festivals and clubs shows, as Tomorrowland (Belgium), OffWeek (Spain), Printworks (UK), Watergate (Germany), De Marktkantine (Netherlands), SOHO (UAE) and many more spots arond the globe.
Her ‘Morning After The Rave’ track released on Afterlife has hit hundreds of festivals and intimate club shows, setting a high claimed sound level for 8Kays as the one to follow. Releasing with such labels, as Afterlife, the iconic and renowned Renaissance Records, Booka Shade’s Blaufield Music imprint, Above & Beyonds’ Anjunabeats and Eleatics Records, 8Kays music is set to sound loud & clear.
There are certainly no borders in 8Kays sound if there is an attempt arising to describe it, though remaining at the point to keep the balance between melodic influence and the eager passion to the intense groove, Ira does what she can do the best – pleasing the audience
with sounds.Constantly seeking and developing herself as an artist, 8Kays is solidly set to present the music, which will leave its due memory for the years and decades ahead.

Jakob Hegner

Jakob Hegner is a drummer, producer and mixing engineer born and based in Berlin. He studied jazz drums at the University of Music Dresden under Prof. Sebastian Merk and Eric Schäfer. Early on he started producing and mixing his own music and already looking back at a wide-ranging discography. With his Band LELÉKA he won the 10th Burghauser Jazzprice 2018 and was nominated for the German Jazzprice in the category band of the year 2022. Mixed and produced by himself their last album “Sonce u Serci” was a critical acclaimed release in the european jazz scene and lead to touring festivals like Elbjazz or Jazzahead. Jakob mixed the double LP “liquid lines”  by olicia, which got nomineed for the german jazzprice 2022 in the category debut album of the year. He works as a producer for the crossover/R&B singer EVÎN, with whom he released the EVÎN EP in 2022, championed by Notion, C-Heads Magazine or 1LIVE. Since he moved back to Berlin he focuses on creating and producing, merging his jazz backround with hiphop. He started working with different Artists of the berlin music scene like Fraen Again, Nando the Native, Nomé and Feven Yoseph.

Gustav Anders

Gustav Anders ist a Pianist, Keyboarder and Music Producer from Berlin Germany. He graduated in Dresden in jazz piano and has been working afterwards as a sideman for Artists such as Tom Gregory and Alvaro Soler. Being on tour with the german Indie Artist Ansa Sauerman for a long time, he has been to Vienna, recording and co-writing a bunch of their latest songs. Back in Berlin he produced and mixed lot’s of tracks for Dario Lessing featuring Artists like Graham Candy and Rezar. While working for these pople, he was constantly creating own music which is influenced by the Berlin techno-scene in which he grew up. Therefore the focus is on recording the piano, creating harmonies and giving the tracks a handmade feel.

Jonathan Walter

Jonathan Walter started playing guitar at the age of six, at thirteen he formed his first band with his best mate and at 19 he signed a record deal with Universal. This opened the doors for further collaborations. For the football Em 2008 he wrote the ZDF theme song. Afterwards for more than ten years he worked for BMG Rights as a songwriter.  His songs/sound designs ended up in Tatort, on commercials for Lacoste, Edding, Mini, Porsche/Hugo Boss, etc. For the project “HerrH” he produced/wrote six albums which were streamed more than hundred million times. Collaborations/cowrites with Robot Koch, Murkage Dave, Bonez MC, Aisha Vibez and many others cemented his standing as a multi-instrumentalist, word and sound fetishist and music producer. Under his Aka Radar Bird he released on monkeytown records, played live sets at CTM festival, Splash Festival, at Watergate and Boiler Room. Since February 2022 he is part of the riverside family.

Andrea Viscardi – AV Studio

Andrea Viscardi is a music producer, pianist and composer from Italy. After studying classical piano at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Royal Academy of Music in London, and the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, graduating in 2012, he has been introduced to electronic music, collaborating with renowned DJs and producers as sound designer and mixing engineer. He took part in releases on the most important international labels in the techno and electronic dance scene. Whether in classical or electronic music, Andrea showed the willingness to put his skin in the game and to find the road to success.

Experimentation and hard work have also been carried out with regard to filmscoring. In 2013, Andrea wrote the music for the documentary Cue the Muse, which won the prestigious Canadian Leo Award and received a nomination for the Emmy Award in 2014.

In 2019 Andrea starts his collaboration with IED University in Milan as a professor of sound design and music production with Ableton Live.

From 2022 he’s resident music producer at Riverside as AV Studio.

Leonardo Di Fiore

Leonardo Di Fiore (In art NOCUI) is a Rome-born composer/producer/pianist who brings a performative approach to electronic music production. An early love for jazz also permeates his works and he now considers himself a “studio and sound design obsessive.” That shows in his meticulously crafted projects that merge music theory and sound design. NOCUI is adept at speaking through key bits of gear such as the Jomox Alpha Base, Roland SH101, Acidlab 303, DSI Prophet 6, and Haken Continuum Fingerboard – machines that lend his music its signature sound and have taken him to labels like Atomnation, Traum, and Wildfire.

Skill Music

@ Skill Music we do music and post for films and brands. We also write, produce, publish and release cineastic artists.
Our vision is to help make the world a better place by doing what we love the most.
Our mission is to help  filmmakers and brands to choose the artists, songs and sounds that help them to spread sustainable messages for a post covid audience. People that want their choices to make a difference.
We try to stay authentic while we constantly change, we believe in craft and creativity.
We are originally based in Hamburg and we run the Boogie Park Studios hosting producers like Andreas Herbig, Pyke Salmy, Ricardo Munoz, Alex Rethwisch and artists like Zoe Wees, Udo Lindenberg, Adel Tawil, Bilbao.
We love Berlin and we love Riverside…here we are the guys behind the big room with the small kitchen;)
Lets talk.

Fidelity Kastrow

Fidelity Kastrow held DJ-residencies in Berlin and London since 2007 (Sisyphos, Egg London, Tresor, Torture Garden) and released her own dark techno 12inch vinyl EPs on Mute’s seminal techno sub-label NovaMute (Daughter Of Darkness, The Huntress, Wolf Clan) and Sisyphos’ label Sisyphon (Full Moon Falcon, Heyoka). As a DJ, she has performed in 20+ countries (including Sweden, Lebanon, Morocco, Greece, France, Denmark) and festivals like Фузион (Germany), Milkshake (Netherlands), Melt (Germany) and Exit (Serbia).

She co-presents & co-produces the weekly radio show Berlin Soul since 2008, which is broadcast on Pioneer DJ Radio (Ibiza), Dance Paradise (Brazil / South America), Underground FG (France) and BLN.FM (Germany).

With a background of 7+ years in classical music education (piano, voice, musical composition) and attending East Berlin’s prestigious ’Spezialschule für Musikerziehung’ (Georg-Friedrich-Händel), she first started out as a songwriter, lyricist and vocalist in 2003, writing and co-writing tracks and delivering vocals for Inspiral Carpets’ Martyn Walsh’s solo project Spartak, released via Factory Records fanzine Scream City.

Albert Gruber

Albert Gruber aka AlBird is a Berlin-based DJ and producer. Over the last couple of years he gained reputation with releases on labels like Plus8, Set About, Panterre Musique, Frequenza, Kuukou, BluFin, Gain Records, Stickrecordings and many more. His sound varies from melodic & progressive vibes to driving Techno.

Albert is also co-founder and head of creative services of seeqnc. (www.seeqnc.com) A real time music recognition and content delivery platform for the music industry.