merakMerak – Prague, Czech Republic

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  • The music used in ROOTS IN EGO indie movie:
  • Merak & Abstrakt Sonance – Japanese Doll
  • Made by Tomáš Měřička (MERAK) and Tyler Myroon (Abstrakt Sonance)
 
„As he likes to say – there are only two kinds of music – good music and bad music.  And that is basicaly my own opinion too, and that may be why I am pleasured to have Merak´s and Abstrakt Sonance´s music in one of the scenes in the movie.“
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MERAK

Muž mnoha zájmů. Producent, DJ, mastering inženýr, liveset performer, grafický designér, člen io.lab records, radio23.cz, dubsteblog. Na hudbě, které se věnuje už od dětství, ho baví především pestrost, proto nezůstává pouze u jednoho žánru. Jak sám s oblibou říká, existují pouze dva druhy hudby – dobrá a špatná. Skládá jak tvrdší taneční dubstep, drum&bass, UK Garage, ale také třeba poslechově klidnější downtempo tracky.

Začátky jeho tvorby spadají do divokých 90. let, kdy experimentoval s instrumentálním downtempem, vedle toho se věnoval studiu hry na klavír a komponování na svém prvním syntezátoru Korg Poly 800. V roce 1998 spoluzaložil ParanojaSound system a zúčastnil se prvních domácích tekno festivalů. Freetekno scéna devadesátých let zásadně formovala jeho hudební vkus. V té době začal s DJingem a liveset performancemi – většinou se jednalo o různé podžánry hardtekna. Byl jedním z prvních liveset „pionýrů“ v ČR. Kromě svého sólového projektu vystupoval také s projektem C.M.L., systémy Machine Works, Strahov, Komatsu, Tsunami, Oktekk, NSK a podílel se na organizování parties jako livesetbattle.cz, 3teknadně, Paroubtek atd.

V roce 2000 se stal členem pražského sound systému Aka.io. Ve spolupráci s io.sys vydal svůj první tekno vinyl Aka.io 01. Dva roky nato založil nezávislý digitální label & studio io.lab records. Také díky tomu se začal zabývat zvukovou postprodukcí (mix, mastering), což ho přivedlo k práci pro různé české projekty jako např. Bigboss, Prague Nightmare, LXR Records, Archetyp 51, Sapyens rec. atd.

V roce 2004 stál u zrodu webu zaměřeného na freetekno komunitu v Čechách freetekno.cz. O rok později spoluzaložil nekomerční internetové rádio hrající nezávislou elektronickou hudbu radio23.cz, na jehož fungování se podílí dodnes. Do roku 2007 vystupoval živě se svou vlastní liveset performance, poté se vrátil zpět k DJingu a začal se věnovat předevsím bass music. V roce 2011 vytvořil producentské duo Měřička & Pětruchno s pražským producentem PKarel, ve kterém skládá hudbu pro televizní a reklamní průmysl. Kromě toho hrál na klávesy v indie rockové skupině ProjektInsane, se kterou se v roce 2008 umístil na prvním místě hitparády Radia 1 a na druhém místě v talentové soutěži Jack Daniel´s.

Jeho hudba je typická svou temnou atmosférou, sofistikovanou kompozicí i propracovaným rytmem a vychází na domacích i zahraničních labelech jako Play Nasty Records, Styx recording, Big Boss, MeanBucket, WestAve Productions, Elemental Music atd. Jeden z jeho nejúspěšnějších hudebních počinů track „140?“ vznikl ve spolupráci s pražským MC Smackem a jejich společný track „Pes kterej kouše“ se držel 14 dní na prvních příčkách v top desítce nejprodávanějších singlů na junodownload.com. Jako DJ hraje energickou hard dance music mnoha žánrů – dubstep, drumstep, 2step, electrohouse, breakbeat, trap, uk garage nebo drum&bass. Vystupoval jako headliner na mnoha festivalech, parties a klubech, kde si zahrál vedle jmen jako Prolix, 16bit, Kriptic Minds, Wilkinson, Modestep, Blu Marten, Datsik, A.M.C., Megalodon, Soloman, Goth-Trad atd.

 

A man of many interests, producer, DJ, mastering engineer, liveset performer, graphic designer, member of io.lab records, radio23.cz, dubsteblog, drumandbass.cz. He has been devoting himself to music since childhood and, most of all, enjoys its diversity, and that is why he does not stay with one genre only. As he likes to say – “there are only two kinds of music – good music and bad music”. He composes not only the hard dance dubstep, drum & bass, UK Garage, but also the calmer acoustics downtempo and chillout tracks.The beginnings of his creative work date to the wild 90’s, when he would experiment with instrumental downtempo, in addition he also applied himself to the study of piano and composing on his first synthesizer Korg Poly 800. In 1998 he co-founded Paranoja Sound System and took part in the first domestic tekno festivals. The freetekno scene of the 90’s firmly shaped his musical taste. At that time he started with DJing and liveset performances – it was mostly a matter of various subgenres of hardtekno. He was one of the first pioneers of liveset in the Czech Republic. In addition to his solo projects, he also appeared with the project C.M.L., systems Machine Works, Strahov, Komatsu, Tsunami, Oktekk, NSK, and took part in organizing parties such as livesetbattle.cz, 3teknadně, Paroubtek etc.

In 2000 he became a member of the Prague sound system AKA.IO. In cooperation with IO.SYS he issued his first tekno vinyl AKA.IO 01. Two years later he founded an independent digital label and studio, IO.Lab Records. This incited his interest in sound post production (mix, mastering) which led him to work on various Czech projects, such as the Bigboss, Prague Nightmare, LXR Records, Archetyp 51, Sapyens rec. atd.

In 2004 he was the origination of a website aimed at the free tekno community in the Czech Republic, freetekno.cz. One year later he co-founded a non-commercial internet radio station which plays independent electronic music, radio23.cz, and to this day he takes part in its operation. Until 2007 he performed live with his own liveset performance, then he returned to DJing and devoted himself mostly to bass music. In 2011 he founded, with the Prague producer PKarel, the project Měřička & Pětruchno, in which he explores the magic of downtempo music and produce music for film & advertising industry. In addition, he played the keyboard in the indie rock band Project Insane, with which he placed first on the local chart of Radio 1 and as second in the Jack Daniel’s talent competition.

His music is typical for its dark atmosphere, sophisticated composition and elaborate rhythm. His work can be heard on the labels of Play Nasty Records, Styx recording, Big Boss, MeanBucket, WestAve Productions, Elemental Music etc. One of his most successful tracks, “The Dog that Bites” (“Pes kterej kouše”) had stayed in the first place for 14 days in the top ten most sold tracks on junodownload. As a DJ he plays vigorous hard dance music of many genres, dubstep, drumstep, 2step, future jungle, electrohouse, breakbeat, trap, uk garage or drum&bass. He appeared, and still keeps appearing, at many festivals, parties and clubs along with names such as Prolix, 16bit, Kriptic Minds, Wilkinson, Modestep, Blu Marten, Datsik, A.M.C., Megalodon, Soloman, Goth-Trad … Professionally he also devotes himself to graphic design, illustration and advertising.

ABSTRAKT SONANCE

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Starting 2016 playing in 3 continents, and 2 tours, Abstrakt Sonance has come a long way.
From dealing with addiction and homelessness from a young age, Abstrakt Sonance was struck with a heart attack at 19 that forever changed his life.
Along with lifestyle changes, Abstrakt Sonance quickly found making music in this revelation… and his new addiction finally became a healthy one!
Playing deep dubstep, dubstep, dnb, hip hop, and multi genre sets… Abstrakt Sonance has played in 15 countries, done over 10 tours, and has an arsenal of new music, waiting to unleash to your ears!