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DHA FM Mix #421 By Lauer

Raised on a strict diet of hip hop & punk rock, Lauer finally succumbed to the pleasures of electronic music in the 90’s and over time has become a staple of electronic music scene. On the back of his second album Power on Gerd Janson’s Running Back, and a recent premiere on DHA FM as well, we’re very excited to have the veteran party maker chime one in for our mix series. Feel the true Lauer Power with DHA FM Mix #421 Soundcloud Artist Page [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/deep-house-amsterdam/lauer-dha-fm-mix-421″ comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”8cd3f6″ width=”100%” height=”166″]

Premiere: Niv Ast – Quebec, Makolet [Snap, Crackle & Pop]

For their sixth release London based record label and club night; Snap, Crackle & Pop return with another slice of the post-punk and kraut influenced electro/techno sounds that are coming to define the label. The latest release comes from Niv Ast and serves as a follow up to his appearance on last summer’s Relish compilation. The EP leads with an ice-cold slab of post-punk swagger in the form of “Quebec / Makolet”. “Disco Monroe” is available 18 February on Snap, Crackle & Pop, VINYL PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE Artist Soundcloud Artist Page [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/deep-house-amsterdam/premiere-niv-ast-quebec-makolet” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”8cd3f6″ width=”100%” height=”166″]

Premiere: Pépe – Light (High As You Can) [Loose Fit]

With a love for crystalline melodies, gentle pads, and elegant drum programming, Valencian producer Pépe has been handsomely traversing the realms of house, electro, and breakbeat for the last two years. After noticed releases on Lobster Theremin, Deep Sea Frequency and Renascence, Pépe lands on Loose Fit, a young and exciting imprint with affiliations to Manchester and Tokyo and a current homebase of Berlin. On his Loose Fit debut, Pépe shoots for scintillating rave euphoria across two striking originals. “Light (High As You Can)” is pure featherweight breaks with gleaming synths and a simple but polished vocal sample that glides through ... Read more

Premiere: Lou Karsh – Reacher [R.A.N.D. Muzik Recordings]

R.A.N.D. Muzik Recordings is back with their yearly 24.12 record. The latest release features Lou Karsh, newcomer Tim Schlockermann, Reptant (the lizard wizard) and a very special reissue of the CRC track ‘Influence Device 001’ which originally appeared on Zyntax Motorcity 02. “RM241218” is available now as a VINYL ONLY* on R.A.N.D. Muzik Recordings, VINYL ONLY ORDER AVAILABLE NOW.*Please do not buy the digital release, since these are only snippets. Artist Soundcloud Artist Page [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/deep-house-amsterdam/premiere-lou-karsh-reacher” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”8cd3f6″ width=”100%” height=”166″]

DHA FM Mix #420 By Manfredas

Manfredas. The name packs a hefty punch. After years spent amassing knowledge as a radio DJ, he took his talents to the club, where he’s been convincing the unconvinced ever since.  Manfredas has a serious gift for throwing his every physical move hammering home the strength of his musical convictions. From the unique way he palms the jog wheel, to the ardent torque of his dancing, music feels a little more impactful in his midst. Manfredas’ ascent has been aided by musical cult leaders enthusiastically co-signing on his taste and talent.  As one of the key residents and programmers at Opium Club in ... Read more

Free Download: Prince – If I Was Your Girlfriend (Mehdi Deyes & Hedi Ouali Remix)

Music industry veterans and good friends Mehdi & Hedi teamed up to produce an epic rework of Prince’s classic ‘If I Was Your Girlfriend’. Raised by a Jazz singer, Mehdi Deyes developed a passion for music at an early age. Ever since 1989, Mehdi has been a frequent visitor of all kinds of electronic dance events all over the world. Especially his trips to Belgium have been of great influence on his sound. Tunisian Dutch, Hedi Ouali started producing music back in 1996 under his handle “Cahe” with support from Sander Kleinenberg. Through Mehdi Deyes’ project Ibiza Residencies, a coffee table book with ... Read more

DHA FM Mix #419 By Lokier

Lokier (full name: Yoan Rodriguez Lokier) is a Mexican born, Berlin based DJ and producer. Taking inspiration from the indie / post-punk scene with her 1st EP’s & remixes releasing as early as 2014 on labels like Les Disques De La Mort or Throne Of Blood, her sound has been naturally evolving to more dark, industrial and electro territory since moving to the German capital. Her dj sets have also taken the same path, adding raw sounds & acid-tinged synths to the equation, making them more complex & raw. Alongside French DJ, producer & longtime friend Morgan Hammer (Optimo Trax), ... Read more

Premiere: Liluzu – I Think That… [Kalahari Oyster Cult]

As Liluzu, Lachlan McGeehan debuts on Kalahari Oyster Cult with What’s Your Star Sign. Part of Australia’s growing pool of musical talent, McGeehan combines a wide spread of influences and styles to arrive at his own unique sonic personality. “I Think That…” opens the 12”. Classic breakbeat percussion is countered by chanting samples and silken chords as western grooves collide with the exoticism of the east. “What’s Your Star Sign? EP” is available 15 February on Kalahari Oyster Cult, PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE Artist Soundcloud Artist Page [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/deep-house-amsterdam/premiere-liluzu-i-think-that” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”8cd3f6″ width=”100%” height=”166″]

Premiere: Enea Pascal – Papa Boy [Ivreatronic]

Underground Italian stable Ivreatronic follow up Fabio Fabio’s ‘Amore Cannibale’ EP with the second single from Enea Pascal. Enea Pascal is the youngest resident DJ from Ivreatronic. “Papa Boy” comes in the wake of his debut single “Golden Bocia”, released in June 2018. Enea is a sucker for rough and ready drum tracks and organic sounds that come to life with clever electronics. His tracks walk a fine line between the raucous ends of house and the bright experimentalist strands of electro, making for some of the stand out moments in sets. “Papa Boy” begins with an (admittedly unwitting) guest ... Read more

DHA FM Mix #418 By Uriah Klapter

Born and raised in Tel Aviv, Uriah Klapter first touched a turntable in 2004. With residencies at The Block and Beit Maariv, and releases on labels like Correspondant, Karakter and AEON, Uriah Klapter has landed a string of international gigs everywhere from South America, to Europe and Asia. Listen to the sound of one of Tel Aviv’s busiest DJ’s with DHA FM Mix #418 Soundcloud Artist Page [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/deep-house-amsterdam/uriah-klapter-dha-fm-mix-418″ comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”8cd3f6″ width=”100%” height=”166″]  

Premiere: Hanzo & Yaman – Memento (Roe Deers Remix) [Belly Dance Services]

Whether it’s occasional forgetfulness or loss of memory that interferes with daily life, the act of losing yourself into music is the most favorable version of amnesia. For Hanzo & Yaman it’s the main goal to provide sound that doesn’t make you think too much, but makes you move even more. With their second release Memento they have created a dark dance floor thriller that activates neurotransmitters, boosts endorphin rates, and might simply make you go bananas. Lithuanian wizard Roe Deers extended the track, adding tropical bits and creating a mystical masterpiece of his own. “Memento” is available 9 February on Belly ... Read more

Premiere: Mr. TC – Depth Gauge (Lokier Remix) [Hard Fist Records]

The Hard Fist label notches up release number five from a fresh new family member in the form of Mr TC, with remixes from Lokier and Khidja. At the forefront of the Glaswegian music scene, Mr TC moves through genres from new wave to post punk, industrial, disco and tropical oddities. He plays mesmeric live shows with synths, drum machines and guitars. This EP— which is an allusion to the origins of trippy dance music—is his first solo effort since 2016 and takes you to the void of space, seeking freedom from moral prohibitions and standards, refuge from sexual and ... Read more

DHA FM Mix #417 By Sano

Born in the mountains of Colombia and now resident in the streets of Barcelona, SANO is a DJ and music producer that grew up in the early underground music scene of Medellín and took part in the Cómeme action all over the world in 2011. His inspiration comes from street sounds in a deep relation with rawness and mysticism which combined define his own sound. His music is part of the Cómeme catalog, edited in various label compilations and solo releases. 2016 saw SANO bring new and fresh sounds in two consecutive EP’s. ‘Los Muchachos’ released on his home label Cómeme ... Read more

Free Download: Tolga – Leave It All Behind (Curses Edit) [DHA Free Edit Series]

Some of the most profound gems in a DJ set are often not originals, but personal edits by artists to elevate their sets. The New Yorker/Berlin based Curses is known for blending Rock & Roll with the darker side of Disco, incorporating his ghostly vocals and guitar with flashes of EBM, New Wave, Post-punk, and psychedelic synth vibes. DHA FM welcomes Curses for the second instalment of our Edit Series; making some of the best kept DJ-set secrets available as FREE DOWNLOADS. Releasing selectively on labels such as Bordello A Parigi, Throne Of Blood, and Ombra International, Curses also runs a Rinse FM France ... Read more

Premiere: AKKAN – Kai [La Belle Records]

La Belle Records welcome back AKKAN for a new EP that will land one year after their last on the label, this time with remixes from the excellent Iñigo Vontier and El Buho AKKAN is the Barcelona based production partnership between prolific natives BeGun and Ocellot. They came together after a magic mushroom psychotropic journey in the Kalahari Desert and that is reflected in their sounds which build on idiosyncratic and trippy melodies and ethnic rhythms. Opener ‘Kai’ is another enthralling trip into occult sounds, organic percussive patterns and colourful synth lines. The rolling drums set the groove with the ... Read more