Author: Heidi Biney

I'm a northern monkey raised in Sheffield temporarily based in Amsterdam. I'm broadening my horizons whilst enjoying a boogie along the way.

Party Report: Festifest

Amidst the festival giants such as DGTL & Dekmantel nestle some homegrown gems, born out of budding friendships and a vision to provide others with what they feel missing within the scene. Festifest is one of those gems. Perched in a small arena like area at NDSM, Festifest welcomes around 2000 people, all of which snapped up their tickets within days of release. The demand to attend Festifest took me by surprise as many people I had spoken to hadn’t really heard about it but I soon found out that the reason being was because I was speaking to expats ... Read more

Premiere: Rob Hes – The Solution (Original Mix)

Taking the techno scene by absolute storm, Rob Hes delivers an outrageous track on Tronic, scheduled to be hammered throughout 2017. Racking up many tracks on strong labels such as Bedrock and  SCI+TEC, it is more than evident that he inhabits a refined sound that is both  well nurtured and mastered. His forthcoming EP ‘The Solution‘ is definitely a hint that the year to come is gonna be a good one. Featuring an amalgamation of hypnotic melodies and funky grooves, the EP features 3 tracks in total, with help from friends Laat and Patrick Berg. Today’s track features an entrancing hook ... Read more

Premiere: Luca Bacchetti – Vento (Original Mix)

Taking inspiration from nearly every aspect of the world – painting, building, experience – Luca Bacchetti combines all within his sound. Today, Luca exclusively premieres his new track ‘Vento’ (Italian for wind), which is one out of four from his new, eponymously titled EP on his own Endless imprint. ‘Vento’ has a melody that gets you moving from side to side with authentic vocals that host a slight distortion proving a highlight moment from Luca’s recent Burning Man’ Robot Heart set. Never shy to incorporate different genres into his sets, Luca’s non categorisable soundscape oscillates between electronica and techno seems to have delineated his ... Read more

DHA Mix #254 By Nitin

Playing his first club at the age of 17, the Canadian DJ Nitin has taken the music world by storm and today delivers a funky energetic mix, combining new tracks and classic gems; great to banish that Christmas Day hangover or for a bit of NYE inspo. Starting his career in Detroit it wasn’t long before the DJ & producer was hooked on the electronic music scene and started collecting records. In addition to his turn-table techniques, Nitin also runs well respected label No.19 with Art Department’s Jonny White. After gaining a number of reputable signings such as Carlo Lio, ... Read more

Free Download: Oaktree – Encounter (Marc Holstege Edit)

Only 21 years one years old, the Dutch producer, Marc Holstege delivers a unique and mellow sound today, perfect for after hours. The DJ/producer had his first experience in musical practise in his younger years. Learning to play the piano and practising percussion with his brother. Developing a sensitive ear, it was at high school when Holstege discovered electronic music and developed a particular taste for the underground sound. He decided to set out curating his own mixtapes which soon became sort after. He has since gained some major festival bookings for the likes of Valhalla, Pleinvrees and has also ... Read more

Premiere: Jeremy Olander – Atlanten (Original Mix)

Describing his own sound as something that is both dark and mysterious, Jeremy Olander delivers exactly that in his new track today. Stockholm’s own Jeremy Olander is perceived to be one of the dons in defining progressive style. Adding his Scandinavian touch to each and every track, he is able to add a perplexing twist to his productions that take us on a journey through time (and space preferably). The DJ and producer reflects on 2016 as a huge year and is set out to have a very productive 2017. He’s currently working on projects with Christoph matched with a forthcoming ... Read more

DHA Mix #253 By The Alexsander

Although new to the scene, his familiarity to the industry should not be doubted nor faulted. Today ‘The Alexsander’  adds to this by delivering a a perplexing mix that accumulates to his mysterious nature. A self proclaimed tech geek, analog professor and vinyl collector, the artist has caused quite the stir and impression in the techno industry. His debut last year ‘Output’ curated with Dutch producer, Sander Van Doorn, was both eulogized and cained by Joseph Capriati and Adam Beyer and charted at an overwhelming number 7 on the DMC Buzz chart. The producer has also gained great support from Pete ... Read more

Premiere: Kito Jempere – Ampa (Black Spuma Vocal Mix)

With positive ratings coming from Laurent Garnier about his release on Dirt Crew label, it comes as no surprise that Kito Jempere is providing us with fine sounds. Today’s premiere exhibits a majestic feel with a funky acidic vibe. The dreamy vocals have had a jazzy uplift from a robotic melody that once had an indie feel. This is definitely an appropriate wind down track after a hefty night if you’re wanting to chill out but keep the vibes going. Kito Jempere has had a really positive year and has seen him have releases on a multitude of labels such as Lets Play ... Read more

DHA Mix #251 By ANNA

From Brazil to Barcelona, ANNA has been one to watch for a while. Today she deliver’s us a stonker of a mix, perfectly envisaged as a 3 o’clock slot. After winning Ibiza’s DJ breakthrough award, it’s quite obvious that ANNA is becoming one of the world’s most sort after dance music artists. Gaining inspiration as she’s trotted around the globe she’s nailed releases on labels such as Diynamic, Kraftek & Knee Deep in Sound. Curious as to what goes into her efforts, she let us in on what went in to today’s mix: “I’ve included tracks that caught my attention ... Read more

DHA MIX #250 By Dino Lenny

A producer that isn’t shy in laying his eggs in different baskets, Dino Lenny delivers us a deceptively mellow yet anticipatory mix that embodies a delightfully dark feel to it. Dino Lenny started out as many young, wide-eyed & willing DJ’s do, performing on a local radio station. Being prohibited to the boundaries of the local scene he decided to relocate and venture back to home turf in the U.K. The bright potential that London boasts enticed the young  mixer to trial what the city could offer and he made great utilisation of the crowd available. His earlier success will ... Read more

Report: Straf_Werk @ Scheepsbouwloods – 2 December

The water’s got an icy gloom, you can see your breath and you’re waiting impatiently for the ferry arrive to take you across the water. Usually the concept of being freezing & anticipating my night out would deter me slightly, but all these factors added to the excitement. 95% of people are all in the same boat, pardon the pun, then a mass herd of people eagerly scuttle off the ferry to the entrance of STRAF_WERK – Scheepsbouwloods. For some reason I didn’t expect the venue to be as big or as cool as it was, despite the fact each ... Read more

Premiere: Tiefschwarz & Ruede Hagelstein- Jetlag (Original Mix)

Tiefschwarz & Ruede Hagelstein premiere their new track Jetlag. A track that boasts a hectic distortion with an industrial feel on Re.You’s concept YOUNION. Today Re.You returns with the second YOUNION  document and features two of his old friends who are partially responsible for some of his success today. Brother’s from Stuttgart, Tiefschwarz provided him with his debut EP back in 2010. The Stuttgart duo team up with old friend and Berlin veteren Ruede. Between them they have released on labels such as Watergate, Noir and Souvenir Music. The YOUNION compilation features a very unique stance. This could be because contrary to most ... Read more

Premiere: Eekkoo – Nightingale (Original Mix)

Canadian producer Eekkoo premieres his new track Nightingale today. Nightingale is the title track of his EP, that consists of 3 tracks each hosting a delicate touch combined with powerful basslines. Montereal’s own, Eekkoo, is lining himself up to finish a monumental year.  The DJ/Producer’s past as working as a sound engineer is probably what allows the producer to create consistently diverse sounds that never fall out of place nor lose sight. 2014 marked a pivotal moment in his musical career. His 5 track compilation ‘Hell Is Other People’ absolutely smashed the iTunes and Beatport charts resulting in being accredited ... Read more

Premiere: Luuk van Dijk – New York (Original Mix)

Amsterdam’s own youthful Luuk van Dijk premieres his new track New York today; an up-beat melody with strong house roots. Landing on this earth just over 20 years ago, Luuk van Dijk is relatively new to the scene. He started producing around 5 years ago and soon gained a strong affinity with both production and mixing. In 2014 he bagged a spot at Mysteryland having won the Kunstbende DJ-contest. From this point on the young producer and DJ has caught the ear of many huge names allowing him to up the anti. Not only has Dijk graced the likes of ADE and ... Read more

DHA Mix #248 + Interview By Vincenzo

Technological enthusiast, Vincenzo, delivers us a space-age mix today. Having experienced a generation of of change and development in terms of musical progression, the producer showcases a contemporary take whilst maintaining original roots. Today’s mix exudes care-free grooves combined with 80’s synths and a Hacienda feel. Vincenzo starts our weekend early with a soulful kickstart to his mix that soon escalates towards more up-beat tempos complemented by the perfect hi-hat kick and a tech-acid twist – ” I’m always curious and passionate about new music. But I’m also enthusiastic about rediscovering old material from my past”. Hamburg born, Vincenzo developed a taste for music ... Read more